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Things to do in Kent this weekend from circus shows to jousting, live theatre and music and outdoor cinema


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From death-defying stunts to legendary jousting, and live music to outdoor cinema, Kent's got quite a line-up to choose from this weekend.

We've picked six super events for you to try.

The new Circus of Horrors show celebrates its 25 year history
The new Circus of Horrors show celebrates its 25 year history

Circus Berlin

The Continental Circus Berlin and the Circus of Horrors will be rolling in to Radnor Park in Folkestone from Thursday, July 29 to Tuesday, August 3, bringing two new shows.

Continental Circus Berlin features an amalgamation of circus acts, music and youthful energy from performers from all over the world with live shows without a hint of CGI including the death-defying Globe of Death and clowns Angelo and Eddie. On Saturday, July 31, the Circus of Horrors will be making a guest appearance, with big and bizarre acts set to a rock ‘n’ roll soundscape. Book at circusberlin.co.uk or circusofhorrors.co.uk or call 07494774008 or 07494774009.

The Continental Circus Berlin and their death-defying stunts
The Continental Circus Berlin and their death-defying stunts

Legendary Joust, Dover Castle

Jousting will return to Dover Castle this weekend after more than a year when four knights compete for honour and glory on Saturday, July 31 to Sunday, August 1. Visitors can see the fearless fighters and their steeds put on a dramatic display. Book tickets at english-heritage.org.uk

There will be a legendary joust at Dover Castle Picture: English Heritage
There will be a legendary joust at Dover Castle Picture: English Heritage

Dreamland, Margate

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will be playing the Scenic Stage at the amusement park in Margate on Friday, July 30 from 6pm. After a career of more than 20 years he has sold in excess 1m records and played to over 2m people. The gig is part of the Dreamland Summer Series running throughout the summer, which includes Ministry of Sound, James and Billy Ocean. Book at dreamland.co.uk

Frank Turner will be at Dreamland
Frank Turner will be at Dreamland

Outdoor Theatre, Canterbury

A 'barking mad' comedy spoof comes to Westgate Gardens in Canterbury this week, until Sunday, August 1. The Hound Of The Baskervilles is being staged by Tower House and Phil&Ben Productions and stars Marlowe pantomime legend, Ben Roddy. Take a chair and blanket for the outdoor show and book tickets at £19.50 at marlowe-theatre.com

Ben Roddy will star in The Hound of the Baskervilles in Westgate Gardens
Ben Roddy will star in The Hound of the Baskervilles in Westgate Gardens

The Printed Line, The Beaney

Framed works by the likes of David Hockney, Matisse and Picasso have gone on show in a new exhibition in the county. The Printed Line at The Beaney in Canterbury looks at how artists have used printmaking techniques to exploit the potential of the printed line and features around 50 works. It first opened briefly in March 2020 but had to close. Admission is free.

Leon Kossoff, Outside Kilburn Underground sixth state 1981. On show in The Printed Line
Leon Kossoff, Outside Kilburn Underground sixth state 1981. On show in The Printed Line

Luna Cinema, Leeds Castle

The castle near Maidstone hosts the outdoor touring cinema experience this week, kicking off on Thursday, July 29 with A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (15). On Friday, July 30, the film to be screened will be Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) and Saturday, July 31 has Dirty Dancing (12A).

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody Picture: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Alex Bailey
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody Picture: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Alex Bailey

The final night, on Sunday, August 1 will be Star Wars: A New Hope (U). There are some tickets left for all showings. To book go to thelunacinema.com For more dates in Kent click here.

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