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YouTube sensation heading to Bluewater

Jim Chapman

04 October 2017

One of the biggest names on the internet will be meeting fans at the shopping centre this weekend


Blue visiting Kent

Blue in 2007

02 October 2017

A boy band are coming to the county to release what is said to be a startling memoir of their career.


Racing driving legend Jenson Button to visit the county

F1 star Jenson Button who will be visiting Bluewater

02 October 2017

Motor racing fans have the chance to meet Formula 1 superstar Jenson Button when he head to the county this weekend.


Michael's beloved War Horse

The National Theatre's War Horse is at the Marlowe for its 10th anniversary

22 September 2017

Author Michael Morpurgo talks War Horse, his love for writing, and Kent, where it all began, teaching in a mobile classroom in a village school.

Meet The Gruffalo - and two tiny new arrivals

The baby meerkats Goldie and Fuggle with their mum Jess

21 September 2017

A farming attraction, which welcomes The Gruffalo this weekend, is also celebrating the arrival of its first baby meerkats.


Book in for a literary line-up to relish

Sandra Howard will be at the Folkestone Book Festival

26 July 2017

The Folkestone Book Festival line-up this year focusses on politics to positive thinking, and tales of beating the odds.

For the love of writing

Keira Knightley as Jane Austen

18 July 2017

Go on the trail of author Jane Austen and her family links across Kent during the 200th anniversary of her death.

Bethany at Bluewater

American video blogger Bethany Mota

27 June 2017

Fans get the chance to meet Youtube sensation Bethany Mota on her Make Your Mind Up book tour.

Tragedy inspires an animal tale

India Brown as Lilly with Frank in Running Wild

28 May 2017

The tragedy of the 2004 tsunami is brought to life in a children's show of Michael Morpurgo’s book, Running Wild, featuring life-sized puppets.

Page turners at "green fingered" festival

Vita Sackville West, author and world famous gardener of Sissinghurst Castle will be celebrated at this year's WhitLit festival

10 May 2017

Some big literary hitters will be at the fourth WhitLit festival, celebrating Kent's status as the Garden of England, this weekend.

Dickens: the campaigner

Dickens festival parade in Rochester High Street

06 May 2017

The campaigning journalism behind the stories of Charles Dickens is being highlighted in a new exhibition.

Deadline extended for book review contest

Phil Gallagher (star of CBeebies' Mister Maker) and KM Charity Team mascot Ted the bear.

02 May 2017

Youngsters still have the chance to win top prizes for writing a brilliant book review.

The real Secret Garden

Great Maytham Hall in Rolvenden

23 April 2017

Can you keep a secret? There’s a garden in Kent which sparked a classic children’s novel, and it hosts a rare public gardens open day this week.

The pint-sized revolution that started in Kent

The Past and Present micropub in Gillingham

09 April 2017

Micropubs are coming to a cafe, shop or even garden shed near you, and a new book charts the mini revolution which started in Kent.

From Bake Off to her own show: Mary Berry's back

Mary Berry is back on our screens and on the bookshelves with her cookbook, Everyday by Mary Berry Picture: PA/Georgia Glynn-Smith/BBC Books

18 March 2017

From the Great British Bake Off to her own new show at the age of 81, the popular judge promises she’s not slowing down.

I escaped the Moors Murderers: one Kent man's tale

Medway-based author Tommy Rhattigan, author of 1963: A Slice of Bread and Jam

05 March 2017

A poverty-stricken childhood and a schoolboy's brush with the Moors Murderers is part of a new book by a Kent man.

Be the star of World Book Day today

Cameron and Hector dress up for Julia Donaldson's book Stick Man at Leeds and Broomfield School last year Picture: Gary Browne

02 March 2017

Schoolchildren - and teachers - across the county will be heading to school in costume today for World Book Day - and we want your pictures.

Be the star of World Book Day

James Taylor as the Mad Hatter from Year 4 at Broadwater Down Primary School in Tunbridge Wells

02 March 2017

Check out pictures sent in for World Book Day! Could your child star on our special page?


Feisty and fantastic Mr Fox comes to the stage

Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic: Fantastic Mr Fox is coming to Dartford

24 February 2017

Three greedy farmers and one feisty fox: one of Roald Dahl's best-loved stories, Fantastic Mr Fox, comes to the Kent stage.

Spot the Gruffalo - and take a selfie - thanks to new app

The Gruffalo Spotter app - try it out at Jeskyns in north Kent

22 February 2017

Families can head into the deep, dark woods...and find The Gruffalo and friends, with a new Gruffalo Spotter app.

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