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Music acts book in for fringe festival

Coco and the Butterfields will be in Maidstone

27 February 2018

Two big headline acts have been added to the line-up for an annual music festival.

Forever Carrying On for film star

Valerie starred in a number of Carry On films

26 February 2018

An actress who starred in a number of Carry On films and twice as a Bond girl will be making her mark at a Kent film festival.


World Book Day: titles, books, authors and how to get involved

Julian Clary with his World Book Day The Bolds book at home in Kent with his dogs

26 February 2018

Open the literary door on World Book Day with what books are on offer, how you can get ready and we interview Kent author Julian Clary.

Classical concert celebrates its 40th birthday

A fireworks finale at the Leeds Castle Classical Concert

25 February 2018

The popular Leeds Castle Classical Concert will mark its 40th anniversary this summer with a party atmosphere and birthday celebrations.

Explore China through its art

Duan Jianyu Sharp, Sharp, Smart No.10 (2015) will be on show at the Turner

25 February 2018

A new exhibition at a Kent gallery gives visitors the chance to explore China and its contemporary female artists.

Ex-Kent pupil tops charts

Dan Caplen

24 February 2018

A former Kent choir boy is topping the charts these days, having swapped his chorister roots for rap.


That's life for Esther, as she launches debut tour

Esther Rantzen will be in conversation with her daughter Rebecca Wilson at Folkestone Quarterhouse

24 February 2018

That's Life presenter and ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen brings her debut tour, marking 50 years in broadcasting, to Kent.

Strictly's Brendan talks All Night Long with kmfm

Brendan Cole's new show All Night Long comes to the county in March

22 February 2018

Dancer Brendan Cole, from the BBC's Strictly, has been revealing backstage secrets and details of his new tour on kmfm's Breakfast.

Take That's new musical really does 'Shine'

Five to Five in The Band. All photos: Matt Crockett

21 February 2018

Take That have produced a winning formula for their new musical based on their songs...

Young artist wins national award twice

Charlie Schaffer at work in the National Gallery

21 February 2018

A young Thanet painter has become the first artist to win the Botting Prize twice.

Festival to light up the winter days

The Cheriton Light Festival is this weekend

21 February 2018

The fourth edition of a light festival, featuring 28 light installations, films and performances, will be staged this weekend.


Foodie festival Pub in the Park tickets selling like hot cakes

Chef Tom Kerridge is bringing Pub in the Park to Tunbridge Wells

20 February 2018

Pub in the Park, bringing top chefs and music stars from Tom Odell to Mel C to Kent, sells 40,000 tickets in 24 hours - but there's still some left.

Strictly judge Darcey Bussell to teach Kent dance fans

Strictly judge and dance star Darcey Bussell has launched DDMIX

20 February 2018

The world famous dancer Darcey Bussell is set to teach her new dance and fitness class, DDMIX, in the county.

Hot tickets to Kent festivals this year

Clean Bandit

19 February 2018

Spring’s just around the corner, so music fans can turn their minds to the festival season: here’s some hot tickets to snap up.

Kent born sound designer up for Bafta

Maidstone born sound designer Julian Slater has been nominated for a Bafta for his work on Baby Driver.

18 February 2018

A Kent-born sound designer who worked on films including Mad Max: Fury Road and Scott Pilgrim vs the World has been nominated for tonight's Baftas

The return of The King

Steve Michaels in This Is Elvis

18 February 2018

The Elvis '68 Comeback Special is making a return - 50 years on - with award-winning performer Steve Michaels in This Is Elvis.


Wanted: more fugitives

Bob and Alex Ayling: Picture courtesy of Channel 4

17 February 2018

Makers of the TV pursuit show Hunted want Kent people to join a new series.


Time to relight that fire

The Band from the show featuring the music of Take That

17 February 2018

The much-anticipated musical The Band, which features Take That's music and its members at its helm, gets set for curtain up in Kent.

Casting call for Fox Studios film

The casting call is for a Fox Studios feature film

16 February 2018

An open casting call for the lead role in a Fox Studios film will be coming to a Kent town.

Marking the First World War anniversary musically

Tonbridge Philharmonic Society

16 February 2018

Musicians from the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society are marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War musically this year.

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