Published: 13:25, 23 June 2021
| Updated: 13:28, 23 June 2021
Whether you fancy a rummage for motorbike spares, want to see a live show, or want to step back to wartime, there are events across Kent this weekend for you.
We round up seven for you to try...
There will be bikes galore and spares too at the Romney Marsh classic motorcycle jumble on Sunday, June 27, at Hamstreet, near Ashford from 10am. Entry is from £4. Find out more and book tickets at elk-promotions.co.uk
Music on the Farm
Festival goers can look forward to live music when the event returns to Solley’s Farm in Ripple near Deal on Sunday, June 27, in aid of Martha Trust, which supports people with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities, encouraging them to explore the world around them and take an active role in their community. Tickets are sold out but visit marthatrust.org.uk for more information. If you want to visit the ice cream parlour this weekend it is open to visitors on Saturday, June 26 but closed on Sunday. Details here.
Hever's Home Front
Step back in time to wartime Britain during the 1940s weekend at Hever Castle on Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27. Experience the sights and smells of the time with authentic cooking along with displays of US military vehicles; browse stalls selling vintage wares and refreshments and step into the shoes of those of the time by dressing up in period costume - and finish off your outfit with a trip to a 1940s hair salon.
There’s also a chance for a socially distanced dance lesson on the lawn and to meet Winston Churchill and enjoy displays of Home Guard drill. Bring things up to date by taking a selfie with a life-size model Hurricane. Pre-book tickets here.
The Plaza at the Stag
Star of Wicked and Cats, Emma Hatton, will be moving her show celebrating Eva Cassidy into the Plaza in Sevenoaks, instead of performing inside at the Stag. Seating will be arranged cabaret style at socially distanced tables, bringing the music of Eva Cassidy to Sevenoaks, on Saturday, June 26. She also performed at the Live On The Vine Festival in the town last summer. Tickets for Emma Hatton sings the music of Eva Cassidy cost from £20 from stagsevenoaks.co.uk
The Wealden Literary Festival
Organisers hope to inspire young festival-goers to reconnect with nature through a programme of outdoor adventures when it is held at Boldshaves Garden in Woodchurch on Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27. The event was started as a way for people to escape the pace of modern life. Michael Morpurgo will be giving a talk on the final day, though this is sold out. More details here.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Tunbridge Wells debut
The RPO may be regulars at the Leeds Castle Concert, but it will be the first time they have played at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells this weekend. They will play a selection of deeply-loved pieces, highlighting the wind section on Sunday, June 27, including Mozart and Dvořák.
RPO sub-principal clarinet Sonia Sielaff also returns to the stage after shielding. She said: "It’s such an exhilarating feeling being back in a concert hall with my RPO colleagues and a live audience. It really confirms my belief that there is no substitution for the experience of playing or listening to a live performance."
Tickets for the 3pm performance are available at assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
National Garden Scheme
Avalon, a sheltered woodland garden in Stoney Road, Dunkirk, will be showing off its collection of roses, hostas and rhododendrons as part of the National Garden Scheme on Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25 between 11am and 3.30pm both days. Entry is £5 for adults and must be pre-booked at ngs.org.uk