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More details - David Starkey- Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer?
English constitutional historian and presenter David Starkey, best known for Channel 4‘s ‘The Six Wives of Henry VII’ and ‘Monarchy’, presents this insightful talk on Henry VIII and history repeating itself in Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer? Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country.
St Mary the Virgin, The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent
Thu 31 May

More details - RPR (Ritchie, Parrish, Ritchie)
They rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Tanglefoot, a hard-working band with a massive presence and a fanatically loyal following throughout Canada, the US & Britain.
St Mary the Virgin, The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Home Service
The reunion of this classic band came about after the discovery of some previously unheard live recordings in early 2011 that had languished in the back of a wardrobe for the last 25 years. Home Service is once again back in business.
St Mary the Virgin, The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Godinton House & Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
12 acres complement the magnificent Jacobean house. Terraced lawns lead through herbaceous borders, rose garden and formal lily pond to intimate Italian garden and large walled garden with delphiniums, potager, cut flowers and iris border.
Godinton House & Gardens, Ashford
Fri 22 Jun

More details - Wye Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
There are four very different gardens open in the village this year including two new and interesting locations. At Orchard Drive, the owner has been busy planting out her new garden, an exciting project. In her own words A new garden based upon the good bones established by the previous owner.
Wye Gardens, Wye
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Wyckhurst - Open Garden for NGS
Delightful C16 Kent Cottage (not open) nestles in romantic seclusion at the end of a drive. This enchanting 1 acre garden is a mixture of small mixed herbaceous borders, roses and much unusual topiary incl a wildflower meadow.
Wyckhurst, Ashford
Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Tram Hatch - Open Garden for NGS
Meander your way off the beaten track to a mature, extensive garden changing through the seasons. You will enjoy a garden laid out in rooms - what surprises are round the corner' Large selection of trees, vegetable, rose and gravel gardens, colourful containers.
Tram Hatch, Ashford
Sat 9 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Rock Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Runners up in Kent Life Garden of the Year. Tranquil 2 acre garden with a surprise around every corner, a series of garden rooms and a mixture of styles.
Rock Cottage, Ashford
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 15 Jul

More details - Godmersham Park - Open Garden for NGS
24 acres of restored wilderness and formal gardens set around C18 mansion (not open). Topiary, rose garden, herbaceous borders, walled kitchen garden and recently restored Italian garden. Superb daffodils in spring and roses in June. Historical association with Jane Austen. Also visit the Heritage Centre.
Godmersham Park, Godmersham
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Flower Festival
This flower festival in the panoramic Stour river valley should prove a hit with all the family. The village is buzzing with inventive ideas for floral arrangements on the theme of cinema and it will be all hands to the pump with refreshments, stalls, competitions and children’s activities as well.
Godmersham Church, Church Lane, Godmersham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Dusk Safari
Experience a wild night out with a difference when you book a Dusk Safari this year! Journey to Kent’s authentic savannahs - alive with South American, Asian and African animals, whilst taking in the stunning sunset views, before enjoying a three course meal at the Port Lympne Hotel.
Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Oak Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Get off the beaten track and discover this beautiful ½ acre cottage garden in the heart of the Kent countryside. This plantsman’s garden is filled with unusual and interesting perennials, incl a wide range of salvias. There is a small specialist nursery packed with herbaceous perennials.
Oak Cottage, Ashford
Today, Sat 26 May

More details - Denne Manor Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Denne Manor House & Barn is a 15th & 17th Century farm house & restored barn. It is set in approx 10 acres of parkland with 2 Rare Breed Sheep paddocks. The Manor Gardens are intricate and at the front have a Kentish apple tree designed Buxus topary miniature maze.
Denne Manor Farm, Canterbury
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - May Half Term at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Experience amazing days out this May Half Term as you journey back in time! Discover Dinosaur Forest – a land inhabited by life sized prehistoric creatures!
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe
Sat 26 May, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Make Some Shapes With Mister Maker
Bring Your Mini Makers To An Arty Party With Mister Maker Everyone’s invited to an Arty Party on Monday 28th May 2018, as popular kid’s TV presenter and everyone’s arts and crafts hero, Mister Maker, brings his live show, ‘Mister Maker Makes’, to Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve in Kent this May Half
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe
Mon 28 May

More details - Wedding Open Day at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Join us at the Port Lympne Hotel Wedding Open Day Come along to our second wedding open day of the year and receive a glass of bubbly on arrival as well as free entry into the beautiful, historic 4 *Port Lympne Hotel.
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Dusk Safari at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Experience a wild night out with a difference when you book a Dusk Safari this year! Journey to Kent’s authentic savannahs - alive with South American, Asian and African animals, whilst taking in the stunning sunset views, before enjoying a three-course meal at the Port Lympne Hotel.
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe
Wed 6 Jun, Thu 7 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Thu 5 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Thu 12 Jul, Wed 18 Jul, Thu 19 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Thu 2 Aug

More details - Eagleswood - Open Garden for NGS
2 acre plantsman’s garden situated high on N-Downs, developed over the past 30yrs. Wide range of trees and shrubs (many unusual), herbaceous material and woodland plants grown to give yr-round interest, particularly in spring and for autumn colour.
Eagleswood, Lenham
Sun 27 May

More details - Trieston House - Open Garden for NGS
C14th Trieston House (not open) is a charming new ½ acre garden nestled in Romney Marsh. An extensive rose garden (over 200) sits alongside formal lawns and herbaceous beds where peonies, salvias, heucheras, hostas and friends jostle for attention.
Trieston House, Romney Marsh
Fri 8 Jun to Sun 10 Jun

More details - Townland - Open Garden for NGS
A 1 acre family garden in a unique position. Mixed borders, with a wide range of shrubs and flowers providing a riot of colour throughout the year, flow into the more naturalistic planting which is adjacent to meadow areas and fruit trees.
Townland, Tenterden
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Highbury Hall Craft Market
Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month,Highbury Hall Craft Market offers a wide variety of Crafts and Produce from local artists,craftsmen,producers and retailers. All our Stallholders are from Kent & East Sussex and offer something for everyone.
Highbury Hall,Highbury Lane,Tenterden Kent
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Lenham Country Market
Lenham Country Market is held on the 2nd Sunday of the month. It’s open to the public between 9am and 1pm and is held in Lenham Square. There a variety of local food, drink and crafts available
Lenham Square, Lenham, Kent,
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Smallhythe Place - Triumphant Women
New exhibitions, Edy Craig: Women, Suffrage and the Theatre and The Shakespearean Lectures of Ellen Terry will be on display at Smallhythe Place celebrating the women of Smallhythe in the Suffrage movement. In 2018 we are exploring women’s history and suffrage through the anniversary of women gaining the vote.
Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden
Today to Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May to Sun 3 Jun, Wed 6 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Wed 13 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Wed 27 Jun to Sun 1 Jul, Wed 4 Jul to Sun 8 Jul

More details - Smallhythe Place - My Dog's Got No Nose
Following their sell-out performance of ’Old Herbaceous’ at Smallhythe Place last year, Kick In The Head Productions return with a play by Ron Aldridge. Performed by Giles Shenton.
Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden
Sat 26 May

More details - Smallhythe Place - Costume Tours
Delve into the store for a peek of the delicate and lavish costumes once worn by Ellen Terry and her actor friends. With fascinating stories attached to each garment, costume tours are an opportunity to discover a rich theatrical history. Costume tours take place on Saturday afternoons at 1.15pm.
Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden
Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Smallhythe Place - May half term crafts
Across the May half-term, we are running nature-themed arts and crafts for our younger visitors. Get creative making flower baskets from coloured card, paper birds and tree decorations. Shelter under the cow byre and immerse yourself in arts and crafts in the beautiful spring garden with our volunteers.
Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden
Wed 30 May to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Smallhythe Place - The Taming of The Shrew
Convoluted relationships, mischief and transformation, East 15 Acting School bring the Bard to the boards with this timeless comedy.
Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Smallhythe Place - Twelfth Night
Shakespeare’s humourous and heart-rending tale of unrequited love is brought to life on stage by East 15 Acting School.
Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Smallhythe Place - The Reluctant Dragon (Open-air)
Quantum Theatre presents an enchanting adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s, The Reluctant Dragon - a touching, sweet and funny tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do for all the family. Performed in the open-air. Picnics from 12 noon.
Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden
Tue 5 Jun

More details - Smallhythe Place - Performing Suffrage: Theatre, actresses and activism
A talk by Dr Naomi Paxton (performer, writer and researcher), exploring the work and legacy of the suffragist performers in the Actresses’ Franchise League, and the part that theatre and performance played in the campaign.
Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Smallhythe Place - A Necessary Woman
The Government continues to ignore the burning question of female suffrage. Women up and down the country prepare to avoid and evade the census as a protest and challenge to authority. "No Vote, no Census!" is their battle cry. Sunday 2 April 1911. Census Night.
Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Smallhythe Place - Valuation Day with Bonhams at Smallhythe Place
Bonhams specialists Robert Smith, Jacqueline Adams and Tim Squire-Sanders will be holding a free valuation day at Smallhythe Place. Join us for a visit with a difference this June, as Smallhythe Place holds a valuation day with Bonhams specialists.
Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden
Wed 13 Jun

More details - Postling Gardens Open
I am part of a group of enthusiastic gardeners in a beautiful village of outstanding natural beauty called Postling near Hythe (CT21 4..). Every two years we open a number of our gardens to the public, to raising money for the upkeep of our lovely church. There will be a plant sale.
Postling near Hythe
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Lord Whisky Dog & Owners Fun Day
Boot Fair from 8am (cars £7 / vans £10) Entertainment from 11am: Southern Golden Retrievers ~ Swalecliffe & District Dog Training Society ~ Samphire Dog Training Companion Dog Show with Pedigree & Fun Classes. Entries from 12noon, judging from 2pm.
Park House Animal Sanctuary, Stelling Minnis, Nr Canterbury
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Martello Tower No.24
Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch High Street is open to the public 2pm to 4pm every Saturday, Sunday & BH from 30 March 2018 (Easter) until 28 October 2018.
Dymchurch High Street
Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Sun 22 Jul, Sat 28 Jul, Sun 29 Jul

Martello Tower No.24 More details - Martello Tower No.24
Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch High Street was one of 74 towers built along the south coast between 1805 and 1812 to resist the threatened French invasion. It has been restored to its original design and contains replica gunpowder barrels and a 24 pounder muzzle-loading cannon on the gun platform.
High Street Dymchurch
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May
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More details - Doddington Place - Open Garden for NGS
10 acre garden, landscaped with wide views; trees and cloud clipped yew hedges; woodland garden with azaleas and rhododendrons; Edwardian rock garden recently renovated (not wheelchair accessible); formal garden with mixed borders. New gothic folly.
Doddington Place, Sittingbourne
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Saddlers - Open Garden for NGS
½ acre garden hidden behind mature yew and beech hedges. Features incl a box knot garden & topiary, wisteria clad ragstone pergola under planted with hostas & ferns. A variety of trees & shrubs, lawned areas, central gravel path edged with lavenders & pleached limes.
Saddlers, Sittingbourne
Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun

Together Separately More details - Together Separately
A five-handed exhibition featuring local artists Phillippa, Terry, Jessica and Emily Goddard with photographer Ian Beacham. Influenced by life on Romney Marsh, this five-handed exhibition shows the common threads that bring us together yet separated by our uniquely individual styles.
The Art Gallery, Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, Dymchurch Road, New Romney
Sat 2 Jun to Sat 30 Jun
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More details - 1 Brickwall Cottages - Open Garden for NGS
Although less than ¼ acre, the garden gives the impression of being much larger as it is made up of several rooms all intensively planted with a wide range of hardy perennials, bulbs and shrubs, with over 100 geums which comprise the National Collection planted throughout the garden.
1 Brickwall Cottages, Cranbrook
Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May

More details - Torry Hill - Open Garden for NGS
8 acres; large lawns, specimen trees, flowering cherries, rhododendrons, azaleas and naturalised daffodils; walled gardens with lawns, shrubs, herbaceous borders, rose garden incl shrub roses, wild flower areas and vegetables. Extensive views to Medway and Thames estuaries.
Torry Hill, Sittingbourne
Sun 10 Jun

More details - A guided walk around Old Hythe
A guided walk around Old Hythe, taking in the Town Hall, historic High Street, the Royal Military Canal, St Leonard’s Church, Ossuary and lots more….
Town Hall, High Street,Hythe
Thu 7 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Sat 7 Jul, Mon 9 Jul to Fri 13 Jul, Thu 19 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Thu 2 Aug

More details - Tawnyhill Kennels - Open Garden for NGS
The garden started off as an overgrown orchard in 2002. of an acre and is all on one level. The soil is Faversham brick earth. The garden consists of two man made ponds linked by a stream.
Tawnyhill Kennels, Sittingbourne
Mon 11 Jun and Tue 12 Jun

More details - Strawberry Fair
Strawberry Fair – 10th June 2018 A real English country fair, celebrate some of the first fruits of summer at Brogdale with entertainment, music, local producers, family fun, kid’s activities and delicious local strawberries!
Brogdale Collections Brogdale Farm Brogdale Road Faversham Kent ME138XZ
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Discover Dungeness Day
Pre booking essential
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway New Romney Station New Romney Kent
Tue 29 May

More details - Company and RHDRA AGMs
Company and RHDRA AGMs
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway New Romney Station New Romney Kent
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Discover Dungeness Day - Adults Only
Adults Only - Pre booking essential
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway New Romney Station New Romney Kent
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Fathers Day
Model Trains and Beer Festival. Enjoy an array of model trains plus locally brewed ales and ciders
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway New Romney Station New Romney Kent
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Elham SUMMER Food & Craft Festival
Our historic Square and Norman Church create the perfect setting for our lively Summer market, which we share this year with Father’s Day and Elham Open Gardens weekend so there’s lots to celebrate and enjoy. Our Church bellringers will open the market and then offer tours of the Church tower.
THE VILLAGE SQUARE
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Copton Ash - Open Garden for NGS
Garden grown out of a love and fascination with plants. Contains very wide collection incl many rarities and newly introduced species raised from wild seed. Special interest in woodland flowers, snowdrops and hellebores with flowering trees and shrubs of spring.
Copton Ash, Faversham
Sun 27 May

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