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Let Crafts for Christmas take the festive shopping strain

Pick up your Christmas gifts at your leisure at the Crafts for Christmas show

21 October 2017

Sponsored editorial: Turn seasonal shopping from a chore to festive cheer as the Crafts for Christmas show is packed with gifts, food and workshops.

Grease is the word when it comes to musicals

Grease the musical will be at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury and the Orchard Theatre, Dartford

21 October 2017

The Wanted star Tom Parker joins former EastEnder Louisa Lytton in the original high school musical, Grease, at two Kent theatres.

Review: You can't escape Halloween

Escape Plan LIVE

20 October 2017

A group of reporters tested their skills with the ultimate spooky get-together. Did they manage to solve the clues in Escape Plan Live?

Home cooking with style, and help from Nigella

Nigella Lawson in the kitchen Picture: BBC Charles Birchmore

20 October 2017

The culinary queen of late night kitchen trips, Nigella Lawson, is taking a trip to Kent to meet fans and promote her latest book, At My Table.

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All Rise: it's your chance to meet the boys from Blue

Blue: from left Duncan Jame, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa and lee Ryan Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Photos

18 October 2017

The boys from 90s band Blue talk coping with fame, their highs and lows and the future as they head to the county this weekend to meet fans.

Something for the weekend? How about a tasty autumn tipple

The Spa Valley Railway

18 October 2017

Real ale has never been so steamy as the Spa Valley Railway holds its annual CAMRA festival and autumn diesel gala.

Music and mystery at the Canterbury Festival

The Canterbury Festival opening parade

18 October 2017

Gripping and ghoulish shows in honour of Halloween mix with walks, family-friendly fun and music and mystery at the Canterbury Festival.

First names for Forest concerts

Former The Beautiful Sout singers Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot will perform together in Kent

17 October 2017

Former The Beautiful South singers Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will play at next year's Forest Live concerts in Kent.

Strictly pair's love story on stage

Kent's Ola and James Jordan will tour together next year

17 October 2017

Kent dance supremos James and Ola Jordan will take to the stage next year in their first tour together, telling the story of their own love story.

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Revealing the secrets of the mummy

Ta-Kush the mummy at Maidstone Museum Picture: Martin Apps

16 October 2017

The lives of ancient Egyptians and Greeks feature in a new museum gallery, and it’s all down to one woman – Kent’s only adult mummy, Ta-Kush.

The story of a star: The Sportsman pub

The award-winning Sportsman in Seasalter

15 October 2017

The story of Michelin starred restaurant The Sportsman from boozer to internationally acclaimed eaterie is told by the man who did it in a new book.

A night in a haunted castle to become a ghost writer

Author Stuart Evers has written a new ghost story about Dover Castle, Kent's most haunted castle, for English Heritage Picture: Jim Holden

14 October 2017

Kent’s most haunted castle has a starring role in a new set of ghost stories - and author Stuart Evers braved a night there for his inspiration.

Snaps of a picture perfect park

Roger Wilkins' picture won the Seasons category of the Mote Park photographic competition

13 October 2017

Stunning images showing a town centre park in all its glory have been chosen as winners in an annual photographic contest.

Two Kent venues among the country's top places to stay

The Barrow House dining room in Egerton

13 October 2017

A recently reopened pub and a seaside hotel in Kent have been included in a prestigious list of 100 of the country's best places to stay.

Get to the core of the Kent harvest

Faversham-based Brogdale holds its Apple Festival this weekend Picture: Tony Flashman

12 October 2017

Hundreds of varieties of apples will be on offer at an apple festival this weekend, along with peeling and eating contests, games and family fun.

What's hot in the bulb world

The Sea Breeze iris at Great Comp

12 October 2017

Get a splash of autumn colour with a gardens' Autumn Extravaganza, featuring two days of rare and unusual plants and top specimens in full bloom.

Arts and culture come together for the Canterbury Festival

The opening parade of the Canterbury Festival

11 October 2017

There’s a rich tapestry of culture laid out for visitors to the three-week-long international arts celebration that is the Canterbury Festival.

Love Always from Westlife singer Shane

Shane Filan will bring his Love Always tour to Margate Picture: Brian Powers

11 October 2017

Singer Shane Filan will bring his new tour, with songs from his latest album, Love Always, to Kent this week.

Don't hang around: a puppetry festival is back in town

Circle of Two will be at the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival

11 October 2017

Bigger and brighter, a puppetry festival is back in town with puppets of all shapes and sizes that will sing, dance and make you laugh.

Show me the money

The Storage Hunters Sean Kelly, Green Mile and T-Money are heading for Folkestone

11 October 2017

The three larger-than-life stars of cult hit Storage Hunters come to Kent this week with a fast-paced show and even faster-pace charity auction.

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