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‘Punk, politics and provocative chants as Idles bring riotous show to Kent’

‘Punk, politics and provocative chants as Idles bring riotous show to Kent’

At times more political rally than punk gig, Idles put on a powerful and provocative show at Margate’s Dreamland that wasn’t for the faint-hearted…

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‘Margate, you are trash’

‘Margate, you are trash’

Suede and Manic Street Preachers were the latest bands to play at Dreamland for the venue’s summer of live music.

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Popstar Jess Glynne to perform seaside show

Popstar Jess Glynne to perform seaside show

After cancelling a Kent gig in 2019, the singer is returning to the county for a headline concert full of chart-topping pop tunes.

Wildlife park celebrates summer with themed animal weeks

Wildlife park celebrates summer with themed animal weeks

We’re giving away family tickets and an animal feeding session to one of Kent’s biggest wildlife parks this summer.

‘The only thing not from the 90s was the £1.50 for a packet of Golden Wonder’

‘The only thing not from the 90s was the £1.50 for a packet of Golden Wonder’

Card schools, conversation and silly signs - Secret Drinker visits a pub where traditional values still ring true.

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Kent’s pick-your-own summer flowers

Kent’s pick-your-own summer flowers

Enjoy a stroll through beautiful fields, pick your own flowers to take home and admire the views with prosecco and pizza this summer.

‘Faye Tozer’s performance stole the show’

‘Faye Tozer’s performance stole the show’

We came face-to-face with one of Disney’s wickedest villains at the live stage adaptation of 101 Dalmatians.

Nature’s calling with Kent’s outdoor GeoAdventures

Nature’s calling with Kent’s outdoor GeoAdventures

GeoAdventures are a series of outdoor activities taking place in Kent this summer, including bat walks and river dipping.

Britpop stars and punk bands rock ‘n’ roll into Kent

Britpop stars and punk bands rock ‘n’ roll into Kent

Some huge names from British rock music are coming to the Kent coast this weekend as part of an outdoor concert series.

Kent’s best ice cream by the coast

Kent’s best ice cream by the coast

A day at the seaside isn’t complete without an ice cream. Here are some of Kent’s top-rated spots to get a soft serve this summer.

‘We were cold, wet and muddy, but we loved it’

‘We were cold, wet and muddy, but we loved it’

We review the Leeds Castle Classical Concert, where plucky picnickers partied in the rain to world-class music.

One of music’s legends transforms Kent venue into disco haven

One of music’s legends transforms Kent venue into disco haven

Our reviewer watches Nile Rodgers and Chic roll back the years in an electrifying display in front of a sell-out crowd at Margate’s Dreamland.

Sister Act musical to bless Kent audiences

Sister Act musical to bless Kent audiences

The heavenly musical will star former Coronation Street actor Wendi Peters on its current UK tour.

Oh-so-sweet symphony as The Verve frontman dazzles

Oh-so-sweet symphony as The Verve frontman dazzles

His set was short, but The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft proved a hit at Dreamland on Friday night - we went along to review it.

It’s a family affair at Love Supreme

It’s a family affair at Love Supreme

Chaka Khan headlines this year’s Love Supreme – but Natalie Williams will get the party going from the opening minutes.

Rock, riffs and real ale: Maid of Stone Festival returns to Kent

Rock, riffs and real ale: Maid of Stone Festival returns to Kent

The three-day rock and heavy metal festival is back for its second year of music and mosh pits.

Family days out for your summer calendar

Family days out for your summer calendar

From food and music festivals to mystery trails and jousting tournaments, we’ve got all the need-to-know dates for the summer holidays.

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Danny Dyer lookalikes and the best barmaid in town at this footie fan’s paradise

Danny Dyer lookalikes and the best barmaid in town at this footie fan’s paradise

Need a pub to watch a big game in? Secret Drinker might just have the answer.

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World’s largest inflatable assault course coming back to Kent

World’s largest inflatable assault course coming back to Kent

A 25-metre inflatable obstacle course is returning to a popular park for three days this summer, with a new zone for kids.

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EastEnders star joins the cast of Kent’s biggest panto

EastEnders star joins the cast of Kent’s biggest panto

Maisie Smith, best known for playing Tiffany Butcher and reaching the finals of Strictly Come Dancing, is making her panto debut this year.

Take the family on a retro camping trip

Take the family on a retro camping trip

We’re giving away family camping tickets to a military festival that celebrates all things vintage.

Toploader to perform at free festival

Toploader to perform at free festival

The noughties group will headline a two-day family festival that also boasts vintage vehicles, outdoor theatre and tribute acts.

London days out with a difference

London days out with a difference

Planning to spend some time in London this summer? We’ve got some unique exhibits, parades and festivals to keep the whole family happy.

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‘Oh my God, I can’t believe how great this show was’

‘Oh my God, I can’t believe how great this show was’

Huge hits and massive noise - the Kaiser Chiefs certainly let you know they were in town and our reviewer was there to relive his teenage years.

‘It is similar to the original 80s film while giving it a new lease of life’

‘It is similar to the original 80s film while giving it a new lease of life’

The touring production of An Officer and a Gentleman will have you laughing, crying, cheering and trying not to sing along.

Faye Tozer to star in Disney musical

Faye Tozer to star in Disney musical

The Steps singer will be taking on the role of villain Cruella De Vil in the musical adaptation of 101 Dalmatians.

Town’s first fringe festival funded by locals

Town’s first fringe festival funded by locals

A new comedy festival that has been organised by Kent-based performers and funded by donations is making its debut.

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Spectacular summer concert to return to castle grounds

Spectacular summer concert to return to castle grounds

A proms-style concert with rousing orchestras, tribute bands and fireworks will take over one of Kent’s historic landmarks.

Crowds brave the rain as County Show opens its gates

Crowds brave the rain as County Show opens its gates

Kent’s biggest summer event is open and celebrating the county’s agricultural heritage.

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Just a minute - we’ve got Gyles Brandreth!

Just a minute - we’ve got Gyles Brandreth!

The author, broadcaster and former politician has been announced as the headline act at a town’s literary festival.

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Richard Ashcroft to perform rock anthems at seaside venue

Richard Ashcroft to perform rock anthems at seaside venue

The Verve singer who is known for some of the best-selling songs of the ‘90s is performing as part of a summer concert series.

‘The pub was as dead as the abandoned Christmas tree outside its back door’

‘The pub was as dead as the abandoned Christmas tree outside its back door’

Secret Drinker visits a pub that might have risen from the ashes, but it’s as quiet as a wake on a Saturday night

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Glorious gardens to explore this summer

Glorious gardens to explore this summer

Make the most of the sunshine with a stroll through romantic gardens, colourful flower beds, sweeping meadows and wild parkland.

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