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Let there be festive lights: switch-ons near you

Christmas lights will be switched on across Kent

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

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Home cooking with style, and help from Nigella

Nigella Lawson in the kitchen Picture: BBC Charles Birchmore
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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.

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

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.

Music and mystery at the Canterbury Festival

The Canterbury Festival opening parade

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

Something for the weekend? How about a tasty autumn tipple

The Spa Valley Railway

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

Thrills and chills for hardened horror fans this Halloween

Kent Life will be over-run with zombies this Halloween
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From scare mazes to tunnels of terror, there are some terrifying ordeals for hardened thrill seekers across the county this Halloween.

Music & Theatre news

In this week's what's on

PREPARE TO BE SPELLBOUND

We've got a bumper four pages of half term events to keep your little witches and wizards busy during the school holiday, plus two pages of Halloween and smashing pumpkin activities. We're gearing up for grown-up scares too as we preview Screamland's opening weekend at Dreamland, as well as a less scary exhibition of the attraction's memories organised by the Dreamland Trust. There's not one but three big names coming to the county next week too and you could meet all of them: we tell you where to head to say hi to Jenson Button, Blue and culinary queen Nigella Lawson. We also preview a real ale festival this weekend, preview Grease the musical heading to the Marlowe Theatre and let you know the highlights coming up at the Canterbury Festival. Plus we bring you all the latest stage, music and entertainments news, quizzes and crosswords.  

And here's what you can win...
WIN tickets to the Maidstone Panto Peter Pan for your whole school    
WIN a family ticket to The Addams Family at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford 
Plus... Sail away to France from £3 - and claim a free bottle of wine on board 

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