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Robots rule with metal mayhem

Extreme Robots is coming to Medway and Maidstone Picture: Menthorn Media Scotland

21 September 2017

Let battle commence as the mechanical monsters from Robot Wars take it to the extreme with two visits to Kent, the first of which is this weekend.

An enchanted castle

Leeds Castle holds its Festival of Flowers

20 September 2017

Leeds Castle is set to get lovelier as its Festival of Flowers comes into bloom this weekend.

Hot tips from safety chiefs

Thames-side Fire Station in Northfleet

19 September 2017

A fire station will open its doors for a community safety day for the first time in 10 years this weekend.

Colourful world-class puppetry returns to town

Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival is in partnership with Disney's The Lion King

17 September 2017

A puppetry festival returns to a Kent town next month with a colourful line-up and a special partnership with Disney's The Lion King.

Art making waves in the air

Art buffs checking out Antony Gormley's work at the Harbour Arm in Folketone Picture: Gary Browne

17 September 2017

A burial ground bursting into musical life is among the highlights of the fourth Folkestone Triennial.

Argentine tango performed in Dover car park

Bridges y Puentes is part dance, part theatre and all heart. Photo: Dik Ng.

15 September 2017

Theatre and dance production Bridges y Puentes is an interactive experience supported by Big Dover Local.

We salute you

Vintage music will fill the air at Salute to the 40s

13 September 2017

Attention! It’s time to feast on 1940s nostalgia, as the popular Salute to the 40s returns to the Chatham Historic Dockyard.

The Beaney's high five

Stormtroopers will return to The Beaney to mark the fifth anniversary since its reopening

13 September 2017

The Clangers and Bagpuss will rub shoulders with Stormtroopers as a city centre museum holds a fifth birthday bash.

Caring for our coastline

Join the Great British Beach Clean

13 September 2017

Forget sun cream and bikinis: this weekend's Great British Beach Clean means litter pickers and bin bags.

Start your engines

The Weald of Kent Ploughing Match will be held in Marden Picture: Matthew Walker

13 September 2017

Ploughing and rural pastimes will be celebrated at this weekend's Weald of Kent Ploughing Match.

Catch of the day

Sue McGuire of Granny's Kitchen at last year's Faversham Food Festival Picture: Chris Davey

13 September 2017

Freshly caught fish, oysters and local produce will all be on offer at an annual food festival this weekend.

Sail away

Bart's Bash comes to Bewl Water in Lamberhurst

13 September 2017

The world's largest sailing race is coming to the county this weekend, raising funds in memory of a double Olympic medallist.

A pawfect day

Robbie the labrador takes on the ever-popular Splash 'n' Dash Picture: Matthew Walker

12 September 2017

The annual celebration of canine capers, Paws in the Park, comes to Kent this weekend. Here's what's set to get tails wagging.

Do you have what it takes for Survival?

Survival: Kent's new obstacle course race opening at Betteshanger near Deal

09 September 2017

A new extreme obstacle course race, featuring 40 man-made and natural challenges on a former colliery site, is coming to the county.


Escape to the country

Serena Henderson from Kent Cider Company at Belmont House last year with a tawny owl Picture: Barry Duffield

08 September 2017

Go back to nature with our pick of the best rural events across the county this weekend.

Settle down for some autumnal storytelling

The Girl and the Giraffe is one of the puppet shows at a new season at Dreamland

08 September 2017

A Kent attraction is to launch its first puppetry season, with enchanting storytelling shows for all ages through the autumn.

Our man in Japan

The Will Adams Festival 2016

06 September 2017

From Medway boy to honorary Samurai, Will Adams lived an eventful life: join in the festivities in his honour this weekend.

A wave of creativity

Jonathan Wright's Fleet on Foot in Tontine Street, Folkestone Picture: Gary Browne

06 September 2017

From world firsts with mushrooms to seagull-proof seashells and colourful houses, there’s an eyeful of art on offer at the Folkestone Triennial.

Unearthing the county's rich past

Tonbridge Castle Medieval Fair coincides with Heritage Open Days

06 September 2017

Doors and gates will be flung open across the county this weekend as Heritage Open Days bring you a glimpse into the county’s past.

Popular hops festival gets the boutique treatment

Pearly kings and queens at Kent Life

06 September 2017

A festival is set to be sprinkled with a little something extra this weekend for two days of music, heritage and family fun down on the farm.

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