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Curtain up on panto season starts with Peter Pan

Shaun Williamson as Captain Hook Picture: Paul Amos

22 November 2017

Former EastEnder Shaun Williamson talks Barry's legacy, home in Kent and the serious business of panto, as Peter Pan prepares for curtain up.

First acts for Ramblin' Man Fair announced

Black Star Riders at last year's fair Picture: Gary Browne

22 November 2017

Organisers of the popular music festival Ramblin' Man Fair have announced the first four acts who will take to the stages next summer.

Festival featuring more than 100 gins to come to Kent

There will be gin to suit everyone's taste

20 November 2017

A huge gin festival, featuring exclusive examples to exotic flavours and craft gins, will be staged in Kent for the first time.


X-Factor stars to help the Christmas lights shine

17 November 2017

Boy band 5 After Midnight will be bringing some extra sparkle to a Christmas lights switch-on in Kent this weekend.

The joys of Christmas in the middle of November

Bluewater's ice rink opens today

16 November 2017

Bluewater's ice skating rink and Santa's Grotto opens today and Daniel Green was invited along for a sneak peak.

My darling Clementine: the woman behind Sir Winston Churchill

The Oscar Nemon statue of Winston and Clementine Churchill at Chartwell Picture: National Trust

15 November 2017

They were a devoted couple - now the Churchills' Kent home, Chartwell, opens the door on Sir Winston's wife in its winter exhibition.

Book in for a lit festival

Sandra Howard will be at the Folkestone Book Festival

15 November 2017

Sixties celebrities, being a baroness and books: author Sandra Howard on her life as this year's Folkestone Book Festival gets set to launch.

Giovanna Fletcher's wonderful visit to Kent

Author and vlogger Giovanna Fletcher will be in Bluewater

15 November 2017

Actress, presenter, vlogger and wife of McFly's Tom, Giovanna Fletcher will meet fans at a Kent shopping centre this weekend.

Let there be festive lights

Lucas Farley and Jacob Park, both five, get into the festive spirit at West Malling last year. Picture: Andy Jones

14 November 2017

Christmas lights are starting to sparkle across the county. Make sure you grab a slice of the festive fun with our guide to switch-ons near you.


Fatboy Slim's Christmas party in Kent

DJ Fat Boy Slim will play at the Source Bar in Maidstone

09 November 2017

DJ Fatboy Slim will play an extended set at a street party in the centre of a Kent town in the run up to Christmas.


TV favourites Bagpuss & Co return to the county

The Clangers and Bagpuss exhibition with the V&A Museum of Childhood will be at Sissinghurst Picture: ©Smallfilms, ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

08 November 2017

A major new retrospective looking at some of our favourite children’s TV shows, such as The Clangers and Bagpuss, opens this weekend.

Seeing stars: Pantomimes across Kent this Christmas

Amelia Lily as Tinkerbell and Lloyd Daniels as Peter Pan, appearing at Maidstone Studios this Christmas

08 November 2017

See the stars, boo and hiss and enjoy some festive happy endings: here's our guide to pantomimes across Kent this Christmas.

Panto stars and Santa will kick off the Christmas countdown

Members of the Aladdin cast Picture: Phil Lee

08 November 2017

Christmas will kick off in one Kent town with a family day featuring panto stars, a themed Santa's grotto - and free parking.

A festive fiesta time

Cuban Brothers when they performed at the Kent Showground Picture: Gary Browne

08 November 2017

There may be a chill in the air and weeks to go before Christmas, but one Kent attraction is planning its first fiesta this weekend.

Let there be festive lights: switch-ons near you

Christmas lights will be switched on across Kent

05 November 2017

It's not long before festive lights begin to twinkle: here's our guide to where to see them switched on near you.


Love Island stars among Christmas light switch on line-up

Love Island's Gabby

01 November 2017

Special guests including two Love Island stars will be entertaining at one Christmas light switch on.

Almost time to call time on the Triennial

Antony Gormley's Triennial piece at Folkestone Picture: Gary Browne

01 November 2017

There's not long left to catch the fantastic, free Folkestone Triennial artworks, but which ones might get to stay on beside the seaside?

Elvis on Tour: The Exhibition to open

Elvis in 1972, one of the images on show at the Elvis on Tour exhibition at The O2

01 November 2017

Far from leaving the building, Elvis is returning this weekend, for the launch of a new exhibition, Elvis On Tour.

A final festival flourish

Violinist Tasmin Little will be at the Canterbury Festival

31 October 2017

The Canterbury Festival which has brought arts to the streets, galleries and concert halls, has its final flourish this weekend.

Teddy bear hunt comes to town

The teddies will be put out on November 1

31 October 2017

One hundred teddy bears are to be placed across one town looking for a new home.

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