Festivals and Events

Saturday 10 October 2020

A celebration of the arts, culture and living well 

After the success of last year’s Guild Fringe Festival and Pink Party in aid of Breast Cancer Now, the event organisers were really looking forward to showcasing these two wonderful events again this year, even bigger and even better. Unfortunately due to COVID we are now unable to hold these events this year, but instead, having been inspired by the amazing virtual coffee morning that Guild member Kay Banfield hosted earlier this summer which raised a huge amount of money for Macmillan, we are really excited to be bringing you a brand new virtual event that we hope will capture some of the essence of our previous festival and charity events.

Saturday 10 October 2020

The Good Stuff Festival in Kent, is a one day virtual event celebrating life and living well, whilst raising funds for five fantastic charities/causes.

This event will consist of workshops, activities, competitions, and a prize draw all held virtually via a private Facebook group. Virtual attendees may take part in as much of the day as they wish, all from the comfort of your own home. There are also four fabulous competitions you can take part in before the day to help raise funds. Please keep reading for more information!

The Charities/Causes 

These are the five charities/causes that the Good Stuff Festival will be raising funds in aid of. To find out more about each one, please click on their logo. 

Anim-Mates Animal Rescue


Private Animal rescuers, private sanctuary and re-homing service based in Kent run purely on donations and by volunteers


The Blurt Foundation


A foundation dedicated to helping those affected by depression



Breast Cancer Now

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Providing world class research and life changing care for people affected by breast cancer



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Educating young people about breast cancer and aiming to give the best possible chance of surviving breast cancer




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Kent Based Charity supporting disabled children and their families





Take a photo (Theme: Festival)

Email your photo and name to: doorgatetheatre@gmail.com subject: Photo

Donate £3.00 to our fundraising page - Ref: name

1st Place Prize: £50.00

Paint A Rock

Decorate a Rock (Theme: Festival)

Take a photo of your decorated rock

Email your photo and name to: doorgatetheatre@gmail.com subject: Rock

Donate £3.00 to our fundraising page - Ref: Your Name

1st Place Prize: £50.00

Decorate a Plant Pot

Decorate a plant pot (Theme: Festival)

Take a photo of your decorated plant pot

Email your photo and name to: doorgatetheatre@gmail.com subject: Plant

Donate £3.00 to our fundraising page - Ref: Your Name

1st Place Prize: £50.00

Create a Picture (U16s only)

Create a picture out of any art medium (Theme: Festival/Celebration)

Take a photo of your artwork

Email the photo, name & age to: doorgatetheatre@gmail.com subject: Artwork

Donate £1.50 to our fundraising page - Ref: Your Name

Age Categories: Under 6, 7 - 11, 12 - 16

1st Place Prize: £25.00

2nd Place Prize: £10.00

Closing Date for entries: This has been extended to midnight on Friday 02 October 2020

Link to Fundraising Page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GuildFest


There are two types of ticket available to purchase to join in with the festivities:

  1. Standard ticket: Allows you access to the group and the links to all the workshops and activities as well as one entry into the prize draw.

  2. VIP ticket (limited to a maximum number): We took inspiration from Kay’s virtual coffee morning in a box for these tickets, and they therefore come complete with a festival goodie bag full of fun festive treats to create your own mini-festival atmosphere at home, as well as two entries into the prize draw. Contents of the bag can be found below*

*Please note VIP tickets are only available to purchase for those who are either able to collect from the Guild Theatre themselves on Friday 09 October 2020, or our lovely kind volunteers can deliver to your house on Friday 09 October 2020, to houses in the following post codes only: DA9, DA10, DA11, DA12, DA13, ME2, ME1. Unfortunately, we are unable to post the goodie bags. Please contact us to confirm if you will be able to collect or require delivery.

The tickets will be available to purchase shortly from here: 

VIP Tickets: Goodie Bags

Filled with fun little gifts to help create a festival atmosphere at home, provide you with some festival essentials such as your very own toilet roll made from recycled material of course, as well as some yummy treats including tea and cake that we can all virtually enjoy at the same time! Please note these goodie bags are suitable for 2 people to share and contain the following:

Biodegradable balloons x2

Glowsticks x2

Handmade festival lanyard x 2

Festival Fancy Dress: 1 flower garland and either a mask, pair of sunglasses or a whistle

Tube of bubbles

Recycled toilet roll lovingly wrapped in tissue paper by the festival team

A homemade body scrub made from salt, oil and essential oils 

Paper Straws x2

Cocktail Stirrers/Drink Decorations x4


Individually wrapped tea bags x4 (a mixture of everyday tea and organic flavoured teas)

Cake and/or scones - homemade by our lovely kind volunteers


Wood Slice to decorate and make your own decoration

6cm fibre plant pot and a few herb seeds to plant

Threads to make your own friendship bracelet or hair braid along with instructions

One copy of the Happy Newspaper (check out the link below in our thanks section)

A cardboard festival sign to decorate, take pictures and post to the group

Discount Vouchers from the Panic Room, Gravesend (a very kind donation, again the link to their website can be found below)

Two entries to our prize draw (see prizes below)

Festival Info leaflet

If you are a local business or club that would like to donate something to our bags such as vouchers or other suitable items, please get in touch ASAP: guildfringefestival@gmail.com

Prize Draw

We have some wonderful prizes very kindly donated to us by local and national businesses as well as kind donations from the festival organisers. You gain free entry to the draw by purchasing either a standard ticket or VIP ticket for the event and for every competition you enter. Prizes are currently as follows:

Candles from Firefly Candles, Crafts and Cards

Warmer and Melts from Alison Barron Scentsy

Voucher from Clip n Climb Tonbridge

Voucher from The Panic Room Gravesend

Pura baby wipes made from biodegradable plant fibres from My Pura

Wine donated from Anim-Mates

Various bottles of Whiskey and Wine

If you would like to support the event and donate a prize, please email: guildfringefestival@gmail.com

Links to the companies who have donated can be found at the bottom of the page. 

The Day: Workshops, Activites and Performances

Information and schedule coming very soon!

We are also currently creating the programme for the day and would therefore also love to hear from anyone interested in holding a workshop, performance of original material, talk about something important to you or promote your businesses. To find out more please email: guildfringefestival@gmail.com stating your interest and to receive an information pack. Please note however our event does not receive funding and is run purely by volunteers, therefore we are looking for people willing to donate their time for free in return for free marketing and the possibility of generating future interest in your business/activity.  

A Huge Thank you and Website links

Firefly Candles, Crafts and Cards

Clip n Climb, Tonbridge: http://www.clipnclimbtonbridge.co.uk/

The Panic Room, Gravesend: https://thepanicroom.net/

My Pura: https://mypura.com/

The Happy News: https://thehappynewspaper.com/ 

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