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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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The Kent cafe with five-star food - but the liberal left won't like it

The Kent cafe with five-star food - but the liberal left won't like it

We visited a restaurant full of Union Jacks and Nigel Farage voters for a classic English breakfast. Just don’t bring a copy of the Guardian…

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‘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.

‘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.

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.

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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.

A weekend away with plenty of bang for your buck

A weekend away with plenty of bang for your buck

Discover the glory of a Belgian break and see history played out in front of you

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we still love you

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we still love you

We went along to watch the wonderful magic of childhood film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang come to life on stage.

Why trendy new Kent venue is a must-visit - even if you don’t like small plates

Why trendy new Kent venue is a must-visit - even if you don’t like small plates

We tried grown-up chicken nuggets and a “pork belly of dreams” at a restaurant and wine bar where a former MasterChef finalist is working wonders.

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Once more unto the breach for Changeling’s band of brothers

Once more unto the breach for Changeling’s band of brothers

An open-air summer theatre tour taking in venues across Kent kicked off with some serious Shakespeare in the form of war play Henry V.

‘It’s great to be back in sunny Margate’

‘It’s great to be back in sunny Margate’

We review a Scottish double-header as Simple Minds and Del Amitri cheer up a crowd deflated by England’s lacklustre Euro 2024 performance.

Scallops were great - but chips in this tiny tub could be priciest in Kent

Scallops were great - but chips in this tiny tub could be priciest in Kent

Our reviewer headed to the coast, didn’t read the menu properly and paid a steep price for a modest pot of chips.

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‘I ate a meal made with a gorilla's favourite foods and it was amazing’

‘I ate a meal made with a gorilla's favourite foods and it was amazing’

Our reporter tried a new dish at a wildlife park inspired by a gorilla’s favourite produce – and came face-to-face with a giraffe.

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The musical revival that answered our prayers

The musical revival that answered our prayers

1970s musical Jesus Christ Superstar has been resurrected, and we went to the opening night of the rock opera to see what’s the buzz.

‘You’re the first person to come on stage with us and throw up all over it!’

‘You’re the first person to come on stage with us and throw up all over it!’

Nu-metal band Limp Bizkit played a sold-out gig that brought crowd-surfing, mosh pits and projectile vomiting to Kent.

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We visited Kent zoo offering adult-only evening sessions

We visited Kent zoo offering adult-only evening sessions

Adult-only evening sessions at a leading Kent wildlife reserve offer the perfect chance to explore nature, says our reporter.

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‘Oh what fun we had’ at Madness concert

‘Oh what fun we had’ at Madness concert

Ska band Madness showed a red fez-wearing crowd a whole lot of fun as they smashed through their classic hits.

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‘Welcome to the wettest gig in the world!’

‘Welcome to the wettest gig in the world!’

The heavens opened as Canadian rockstar Bryan Adams took to the Kent stage - but even the rain couldn’t put a damper on things.

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‘WTF, they’ve zapped Trevor McDonald’

‘WTF, they’ve zapped Trevor McDonald’

The nineties TV newsroom farce Drop the Dead Donkey is back in a new stage show - and we went along to see it.

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Elbow kicks off Dreamland summer concerts with a bang

Elbow kicks off Dreamland summer concerts with a bang

A legendary band launched a highly anticipated summer of live music on the Kent coast.

‘It’s a musical for the modern age’

‘It’s a musical for the modern age’

There were high heels, synthetic wigs and plenty of tucking tape at the opening night of feel-good musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

‘Theatre for children: it should be compulsory’

‘Theatre for children: it should be compulsory’

We review the heart-warming and gripping new theatre show told from a child’s perspective.

'What it lacks in kerb appeal is made up for with five-star food’

'What it lacks in kerb appeal is made up for with five-star food’

We sent our reviewer to a tucked away side street restaurant after seeing it feature in a celebrity chef’s recent showcase on the town’s food scene.

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This beautiful corner of Kent is like being on the Amalfi Coast

This beautiful corner of Kent is like being on the Amalfi Coast

Our reviewer enjoys the sunshine as he heads to the coast to sample one of Kent’s most beautiful dining spots.

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How luxury Kent hotel is taking glamping to a whole new level

How luxury Kent hotel is taking glamping to a whole new level

We found out how a popular Kent hotel is raising the bar when it comes to glamping.

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‘His job is to make people laugh - and he succeeded’

‘His job is to make people laugh - and he succeeded’

The 8 Out of 10 Cats and Your Face or Mine? star’s newest show received a barrel of laughs throughout the evening - here’s what our reviewer thought.

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We tried the new Kent restaurant slated by Guardian critic

We tried the new Kent restaurant slated by Guardian critic

After reading the Guardian’s scathing review of a Kent restaurant we thought we ought to try it out ourselves.

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Shrek the Musical is perfect fun for all the family

Shrek the Musical is perfect fun for all the family

We review Shrek the Musical, the feel-good family show starring former Strictly dancer Joanne Clifton.

You will definitely want to come on over to this place

You will definitely want to come on over to this place

The songs of hit 1950s group The Drifters are brought to life in the touring West End show The Drifters Girl.

We took on hot wings challenge that risks ‘loss of life’

We took on hot wings challenge that risks ‘loss of life’

Our reporter had to sign a waiver warning of “possible loss of life” before taking on a ferociously hot chicken wings challenge at a new Kent venue.

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‘It’s a far cry from your local boot fair’

‘It’s a far cry from your local boot fair’

We visited a bustling antiques fair that had everything from surgical instruments to rare Disney ornaments.

The Full Monty stage show is heartwarming and hilarious

The Full Monty stage show is heartwarming and hilarious

The Full Monty, playing at The Marlowe, will leave you whooping with joy and rooting for the ex-steel workers who form a stripping group.

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