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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.

A truly traditional Christmas

A truly traditional Christmas

11 November 2019

National Trust properties across the county start their traditional festive events, markets and workshops soon. Here's our guide:

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.

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:

Barbara Rae opens art show at studio

Barbara Rae opens art show at studio

07 November 2019

The vibrant works of Scottish artist Barbara Rae have adorned the walls of an award winning Kentish gallery...proving quite a coup for them

Fun on Winter Wonderland Ice rink

Fun on Winter Wonderland Ice rink

07 November 2019

A Kent port's month-long Christmas spectacular, with an enormous ice rink, returns in just a few weeks.

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An alpaca experience to enjoy

An alpaca experience to enjoy

07 November 2019

Kent may be far from Peru but trekking with some alpacas is a popular pastime. Here's what we thought when we tried it:

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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.

The final fireworks flourish

The final fireworks flourish

06 November 2019

Didn't catch any fireworks displays last week? There are still a few displays left to catch across the county this week.

Pooch Passport launched for dog walkers

Pooch Passport launched for dog walkers

05 November 2019

Six National Trust sites in Kent have launched a passport for walking your pet dog throughout the winter - with a treat at the end.

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.

Second night of cancelled fireworks shows going ahead

Second night of cancelled fireworks shows going ahead

03 November 2019

Kent's biggest fireworks nights will go ahead after treacherous weather saw the first events called off.

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Fireworks at race track cancelled

Fireworks at race track cancelled

02 November 2019

A fireworks display at a race circuit tonight has been called off for health and safety reasons.

Fireworks displays cancelled

Fireworks displays cancelled

02 November 2019

Several of Kent's biggest fireworks displays have been called off at the last minute due to bad weather.

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Fireworks display 'going ahead'

Fireworks display 'going ahead'

02 November 2019

Organisers say Kent's biggest fireworks display is still going ahead despite fears winds could reach 60mph.

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Britain's Got Talent stars lift lid on life after the show

Britain's Got Talent stars lift lid on life after the show

02 November 2019

Street dancing duo Twist and Pulse have shared their experiences after being crowned winners of BGT The Champions.

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