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Julia Donaldson's The Stick Man ventures onto the stage

Stick Man, the stage show based on Julia Donaldson's book

11 September 2016

Children's author Julia Donaldson, who brought us The Gruffalo, talks about her inspiration for Stick Man as it takes to the Kent stage.

Bake Off Sue's life through a lens

Comedian Sue Perkins Picture: Steve Ullathorne

04 September 2016

Great British Bake Off's Sue Perkins talks live gigs, reaching half time in life and her new book Spectacles, ahead of a date in Canterbury.

Are you sitting comfortably for a weekend of storytelling?

Get reading this summer

17 August 2016

From a second helping of a literary festival, to storytime in a medieval garden and with ponies, this weekend has it all.

School's out!

Be a superhero at the Forum Shopping Centre as part of its summer holidays fun

13 August 2016

From the world's first indoor football park to The BFG, puzzles and trails, we round up the activities to do across Kent through the summer.


Big hitters of the book world at the Folkestone Book Festival

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone coming to Folkestone

08 August 2016

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone and Gruffalo creator Axel Scheffler are among the stars lining up for this year's Folkestone Book Festival.

Families enjoy a wizard party

The scene outside Waterstones

31 July 2016

Around 150 people turned up at Maidstone's Waterstones last night for the midnight launch of the new Harry Potter book.

Vicky Pattison shows Bluewater her Real Me

Queen of the Jungle Vicky Pattison is coming to Bluewater

31 July 2016

TV star Vicky Pattison is sharing her tips on life, love and friendship, and meeting fans in Kent in the process.

Wands at the ready - it's another Harry Potter book!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

27 July 2016

Grab your wand and witch's hat for fancy dress fun to mark the launch of a new Harry Potter book across Kent this weekend.

YouTuber Tanya shares her passion for puddings

Tanya Burr will be signing copies of her cookbook at Bluewater

26 July 2016

YouTube sensation and vlogger Tanya Burr will visit Bluewater to meet fans as she launches her first cookbook.

50 years later: The day we won the World Cup

England's victory in the 1966 World Cup Final

26 July 2016

The year 1966, and in particular July 30, will forever be remembered for England’s World Cup win. Half a century later, a new book relives the day.

Summertime reads

Gordon Henderson hopes to improve the reading and writing skills of those in the area

25 July 2016

Summer's here and with time off work and holidays booked, it's time to choose your summertime read.

Bake Off star Chetna turns her hand to books

Chetna Makan. Picture: PA Photo/Nassima Rothacker

05 July 2016

She impressed the Bake Off judges, now Kent chef Chetna Makan has launched her first cookbook - but admits her toughest critics are her two children.


Fans queue to see reality star Rylan

Rylan Clark-Neal signs books in Fremlin Walk

02 July 2016

Dozens of fans queued to see TV personality Rylan Clark-Neal as he visited a Kent high street.


Read all about Rylan

Rylan will be in Maidstone this weekend

28 June 2016

Singer, TV presenter and now author - is there anything Rylan can't do? Meet the former X Factor star in Kent this weekend and find out.


An Audience with Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe at a recent book signing

07 June 2016

She may not be dancing these days but the former Kent MP's latest show is guaranteed to be no less entertaining and packed with talking points.

Bestselling authors come to the seaside

The people of Whitstable are invited to get their copies of Goldfinger for this year's WhitLit town read

13 May 2016

The biggest names in espionage will be celebrated this week as part of the WhitLit festival.

Festivals to get stuck into

Performance is part of literary festivals

19 April 2016

From famous authors to actors, Kent has a literary line-up in 2016 to get stuck into.

Princess: 'My life is like Darling Buds and Downton Abbey'

At home in Provender House - Princess Olga Romanoff

28 March 2016

Did you know a Russian princess lives here in Kent? Olga Romanoff is to reveal secrets of the palace and explore her family tree in a tell-all book.


Literary festival will be a first

Laura and Andrew Willan from Tenterden, who have organised the first Wealden Literary Festival

27 March 2016

The first Wealden Literary Festival this summer will feature talks, crafts and fun for the whole family with the theme of the natural world.

Hetty's time to shine

Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson has been adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves

20 March 2016

Bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson's book, Hetty Feather, which has been adapted for the stage, comes to Kent.

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