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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.

Learn to look after - and love - The Bear

What child wouldn't want their own bear?

01 February 2017

Raymond Briggs' much-loved storybook The Bear comes to life on stage in Canterbury this weekend.

Book in for a wickedly magical night

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter takes part in a game of quidditch. Picture: Warner Bros.

25 January 2017

Grab your wand as the wonderful world of Harry Potter comes to Kent for magic nights to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the first book.

'I’m more powerful, and fabulous than ever'

Publishers have ditched plans for a book by Milo Yiannopoulos. Picture: Mike Allen

15 January 2017

Controversial speaker Milo isn’t known for his modesty - now a lucrative book deal has given him a new reason to boast.


Set off down the Coastal Path

15 January 2017

Explore Kent's coast with the Ramblers and an expert guide to the first section of the Kent Coast Path, which was launched at Langdon Cliffs.

Tom set to dive in to Bluewater

Tom Daley will be in Bluewater signing his new book, Tom's Daily Plan

24 December 2016

Olympian and diver Tom Daley will be in Bluewater next week to sign copies of his new book.

Step into a private writers' retreat for the first time

A glimpse of the sitting room in the South Cottage at Sissinghurst castle Picture: National trust/James Dobson

18 December 2016

The National Trust has opened the retreat used by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson for the first time this winter.

A Tale of Christmas in Kent

Beatrix Potter characters are at Leeds Castle. Picture: Frederik Warne & Co

30 November 2016

Look out for some tiny paw prints in the snow at Leeds Castle this winter as the magical world of Beatrix Potter brings A Tale of Christmas.

Taking a look beyond the dark side of Keith Moon

Keith Moon: the drummers'drummer

27 November 2016

Maidstone author interviews giants of the music scene to discover the truth about The Who's wild drummer Keith Moon.

An artist's tale

Julia Donaldson's Stick Man is one of the books Axel Scheffler illustrated

22 November 2016

World famous illustrator Axel Scheffler - the man behind The Gruffalo and other children’s characters - comes to Folkestone Book Festival.

Book in for a feast of literature which starts with a bang

Author Louis de Bernieres switched on the Christmas lights at last year's Folkestone Book Festival

16 November 2016

The Folkestone Book Festival kicks off a 10-day feast of literature with a Christmas lights switch-on, live music and fireworks.

Tola keeps it in the family with debut children’s book

Tola Okogwu has written her first children's book - Daddy Do My Hair

14 November 2016

A hair blogger turned children’s author is hoping her first book will get dads spending more time with their daughters.

True tiger's tale sparked Martin's book

Martin Hill and Indy the tiger

02 November 2016

Big cat keeper Martin Hill, who brought a tiger into Great Ormond Street Hospital, will be at Bluewater talking about his book, A Tiger By My Bed.

David Walliams' the First Hippo on the Moon to come to Kent

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon is coming to Kent

15 October 2016

The stage show of David Walliams' children's book, the First Hippo on the Moon, is set to play three theatres in Kent next year.

Hatton Garden heist's Dartford roots revealed

01 October 2016

A new book lifts the lid on the £14m Hatton Garden heist, its Dartford ringleader, Brian Reader and his six-decade life of crime.


To boldly go where Julian's going

Julian Clary

28 September 2016

Comedian Julian Clary will talk about his children's books, The Bolds, at the first literary festival in Cranbrook.

A fantastic celebration of Roald Dahl to come to Kent

Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox is coming to the Orchard at Dartford

13 September 2016

A new stage show of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox will come to Kent as part of celebrations to mark the author's centenary.

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.

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