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Lights switch-ons and festive events this week

Lights switch-ons and festive events this week

13 November 2019

Festive fever is starting, as Christmas lights begin to twinkle, ice rinks open and Santa pops up. Here's our guide to what's happening this week:

Lenny Henry finds himself in Kent

Lenny Henry finds himself in Kent

13 November 2019

He was an 80s star in cult hit Tiswas, and went on to launch Comic Relief and receive a knighthood - Lenny Henry is bringing his tour to the county.

"I will be back to fight in Tokyo"

"I will be back to fight in Tokyo"

12 November 2019

Will Bayley is looking forward to Tokyo 2020 after being forced to pull out of Strictly Come Dancing.

Ellie Goulding spotted filming in Kent

Ellie Goulding spotted filming in Kent

12 November 2019

Brit-award winning singer Ellie Goulding made time to pose for photos with passers-by on her way to filming for a new music video.

David Walliams' Billionaire Boy on stage

David Walliams' Billionaire Boy on stage

12 November 2019

Author, actor and presenter David Walliam's bestselling children's book Billionaire Boy comes to the stage in the county this week.

Pete Doherty arrested again after 'drunken brawl'

Pete Doherty arrested again after 'drunken brawl'

11 November 2019

Rocker Pete Doherty has been arrested for a second time in Paris while out celebrating being released from custody.

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Festive favourites to come to the big screen

Festive favourites to come to the big screen

11 November 2019

Four festive favourites are being shown on the big screen in the county in the run-up to Christmas including the irrepressible Buddy the Elf.

Real Christmas cheer: it's Nativity! The Musical

Real Christmas cheer: it's Nativity! The Musical

11 November 2019

Get ready to laugh out loud as the stage version of the Nativity! films - Nativity! The Musical - comes to the county on its first tour.

How to get your Westlife tickets

How to get your Westlife tickets

08 November 2019

Irish pop kings Westlife are coming to the county next summer and tickets go on sale today. Here's how to get yours:

Native American princess features in new artwork

Native American princess features in new artwork

07 November 2019

A new mural of Pocahontus has appeared in the town centre.

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Vogue editor to present Turner Prize

Vogue editor to present Turner Prize

06 November 2019

Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful will present the Turner Prize as gallery celebrates £1.7 million boost.

A beer festival to raise a glass to

A beer festival to raise a glass to

06 November 2019

Some 50 real ales, rum and ciders, plus ale-inspired food, will be on offer at an annual beer festival this week.

A tiger's coming to tea

A tiger's coming to tea

06 November 2019

An exhibition celebrating 50 years since classic children's book The Tiger Who Came To Tea was published is coming to the county.

Major new movie filmed in county

Major new movie filmed in county

05 November 2019

Filming for part of new blockbuster starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones took place in a location fast becoming Kent's own Hollywood.

Glyndebourne tour brings three operas to Kent

Glyndebourne tour brings three operas to Kent

05 November 2019

The world-famous opera company Glyndebourne brings its tour to Kent this week, staging three different productions.

‘Help us to give ‘six-sticks’ send off he deserves’

‘Help us to give ‘six-sticks’ send off he deserves’

05 November 2019

Friends are desperately trying to raise £4,500 for a drummer’s funeral.

Kent actor's laptop 'audition' for His Dark Materials

Kent actor's laptop 'audition' for His Dark Materials

04 November 2019

One-legged actor Phil Goldacre clinched a role in BBC One's new Sunday night TV drama using his laptop.

Iconic shopping street's energy saving festive lights

Iconic shopping street's energy saving festive lights

04 November 2019

The Christmas lights in Europe's longest shopping street will use energy saving LED technology this year.

Author HG Wells inspires book festival's 40th year

Author HG Wells inspires book festival's 40th year

04 November 2019

A Booker Prize winner, Line of Duty star and Hollywood screenwriter are part of a book festival's 40th year line-up, inspired by the work of HG Wells.

Shakespeare Project brings us Macbeth

Shakespeare Project brings us Macbeth

03 November 2019

A new theatre company, set up with the help of a fundraising campaign, is set to stage its first Shakespeare production with a stellar cast.

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