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More details - 43 The Ridings - Open Garden for NGS
Delightful small garden brimming with interesting plants both in the front and behind the house. Many different areas. Dry gravel garden in front, raised beds with alpines and bulbs and borders with many unusual perennials and shrubs.
43 The Ridings, Whitstable
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Murder Mystery Evening @ Whitstable Castle
TIL DEATH US DO PART St Mary’s bells are ringing for Lady Penelope Pollock’s happy day… but is it? Join 368 Theatre Company and help them solve the latest Morlington Mystery… and maybe win your table a bottle of bubbly into the bargain!
Whitstable Castle & Gardens
Sat 28 Apr

Haydn Theresa Mass+Mozart Vespers-Caritas Chamber Choir More details - Haydn Theresa Mass+Mozart Vespers-Caritas Chamber Choir
Caritas-directed by Benedict Preece- present Haydn Theresa Mass and Mozart Solemn Vespers in St. Alphege Church, Whistable. Accompanied by our professional orchestra, Caritas Sinfonia.
High St, Whitstable
Sat 28 Apr
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More details - Watergate House - Open Garden for NGS
Magical walled garden by the River Stour: Defined areas of formal, spring, woodland, vegetable and secret garden reveal themselves in a naturally harmonious flow, each with its own colour combinations. Ancient walls provide the garden’s basic structure, while a green oak pergola echoes a monastic cloister.
Watergate House, Canterbury
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 16 Jun

More details - Pilgrims Hospices Cycle Challenge
Kent’s biggest charity ride is back for its 9th year! Get on your bike and explore the beautiful Kent countryside with friends, family and colleagues. Attracting more than 1,200 riders every year, our Cycle Challenge is designed for cyclists of all abilities.
University of Kent Sports Pavilion Canterbury
Sun 6 May

More details - Kendal Mountain Tour - Tales of Adventure - Canterbury
A one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. For our Canterbury tour date we have two incredible speakers lined up: Jack Harries and Beth French.
Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent,
Fri 11 May

More details - Spring Concert with Jamie Moore at St Nicholas-at-Wade church
Jamie Moore is an accomplished guitarist who has performed throughout the world in a wide variety of settings including television, radio, West End theatre, touring stage productions, summer seasons, recording studios, concert halls and cabaret.
St Nicholas church, The Street, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Thanet
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Canterbury Record and CD Collector Fair
This event is now being held at the Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury City Centre. (next to Curzon Cinema) Doors are open from 9.30am to 3.30pm and admission is free. All genres of music from days gone by to the present day.
Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury
Sat 5 May

More details - The Jungle Book
An exciting new adaptation of Kipling’s classic. The Jungle Book comes to life in this colourful new show brought to you by the team behind Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild.
The Marlowe The Friars Canterbury
Wed 25 Apr

More details - An Audience with Ann Widdecombe
We are delighted to announce that former Conservative Shadow Home Secretary, author and ‘Strictly’ star, The Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe DSG, is coming to Canterbury to share stories about her life in order to help raise funds for the Kent MS Therapy Centre.
St Thomas’ Catholic Church, The Presbytery, 59 Burgate, Canterbury .
Sat 19 May

More details - Antique, Retro, Craft & Gift Fair
2018 Calendar: 3 March, 28 April, 26 May, 23 June & 28 July.
The Centre Birchington Alpha Road Birchington
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Haven - Open Garden for NGS
Award winning 300ft garden, designed in the Glade style, similar to Forest gardening but more open and with use of exotic and unusual trees, shrubs and perennials, with wildlife in mind, devised and maintained by the owner, densely planted in a natural style with stepping stone paths.
Haven, Ramsgate
Sun 6 May, Mon 7 May, Sun 27 May

More details - Ash Art Exhibition & Sale 2018
The Friends of St. Nicholas Church, Ash are holding their 16th Annual Art Exhibition in the Church over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 5th May to Monday 7th May 2018.
St Nicholas Church, The Street, Ash (near Sandwich), Canterbury
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - The Orangery - Open Garden for NGS
1½ acre gardens around C18 orangery, now a house (not open). Magnificent extensive herbaceous border & impressive ancient wisteria. Large walled garden with a wide variety of shrubs, mixed borders & unusual specimen trees. Water features & intriguing collection of modern sculptures in natural surroundings.
The Orangery, Canterbury
Sun 20 May

More details - Kentish Coach Trip
Our Kentish Coach Trip on Thursday 26th April will set off from the Kent MS Therapy Centre at 11am onboard a luxury 49-seater coach from YMS Travel. The coach is fully air-conditioned with on board toilet facilities.
The Kent MS Therapy Centre, Merton Lane North, Canterbury
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Drive In Open Air Cinema Night - Star Wars The Force Awakens
Drive In Cinema Night A Screening of Star Wars The Force Awakens £20.00 per car - includes popcorn BBQ food available to purchase on the night
Ramsgate Road Sandwich
Fri 4 May

More details - Faversham Artisan Crafts Vintage & Gift Fair
Artisan Crafts Vintage & Gift Fair
The Alexander Centre,15 Preston Street, Faversham
Sat 19 May, Sat 16 Jun

More details - Margate Bookie literary festival
Novelist Louis de Bernières, author of the best-seller Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is headlining the Margate Bookie from 5-7 May. He will discuss his career, read from his novels and answer questions from the audience. He is one of thirty authors taking part in the event.
Various locations in Margate
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

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 29 Apr, Sun 13 May

More details - Children are Stinky
High Brow Toilet Humour For Kids Fresh from Edinburgh Fringe with five stars and The Children’s Choice award, Children are Stinky is an exciting new comedy by Circus Trick Tease.
Theatre Royal Margate Addington Street Margate
Sun 20 May

More details - Margate Food & Drink Festival
A first for us in the up and coming Kent Coastal resort of Margate home to the Turner Gallery, rejuvenated Dreamland Leisure Park and the iconic Winter Gardens - one of Kent’s premier entertainments venue.
Fort Crescent Adjacent to Winter Gardens
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - The Guildhall ghost hunt
Experience a night of ghost hunting at The Guildhall, Sandwich, Kent with Ghost Hunt Events on 28th April 2018. Participate in Séances, Vigils, Table tilting, Glass moving, Ouija boards, EVP Experiments, Automatic writing and much more.
The Guildhall, Sandwich
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Hanami Experience
Hanami is the Japanese festival dedicated to cherry blossom (sakura) and is celebrated across Japan every year. Brogdale is one of the only places in the UK to celebrate Hanami and with the largest collection of fruit trees in the world, we really do have a sight to see!
Brogdale Collections Brogdale Farm Brogdale Road Faversham Kent
Mon 30 Apr

More details - 'Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose
Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on an unforgettable adventure, filled with extreme silliness and unquestionable danger.
The Warren: The Blockhouse, St Peter’s Church North, York Place, Brighton BN1 4GU
Fri 4 May to Mon 7 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May

More details - May Fayre 2018
Starting at 12 noon a Fun Day for the whole family! FREE ENTRY [although a donation would be gratefully received!] Live music all day; bring your pooch and enter him or her in the Dog Show; lots of attractions; masses of stalls; choice of different street foods; bar; and much more.
Ellington Park Ramsgate CT11 9QT
Sun 20 May

More details - Its a Knockout
Government Acre, Ramsgate
Sun 20 May

More details - Ramsgate blitz walks
A walk around the heaviest bombed seaside town in the uk. Here the stories of the people under fire in hells corner in ww2. All welcome. walks run on the first sunday of the month. They start from Ramsgate library at 10 a.m. and take about two hours. walks are free, but donations are welcome
from ramsgate library
Sun 6 May, Sun 3 Jun

The Occasional Orchestra More details - The Occasional Orchestra
Younger than the Rolling Stones but older than Cold Play. The Occasional Orchestra are a band hailing from across the country who get together, on occasion, to produce some of the finest and most distinctive Indie Pop Folk music available in the UK.
Godmersham & Crundale Village Hall The Street Godmersham Canterbury Kent
Sat 5 May
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More details - Adventures
2 weekends of adventure games to play on the Museum’s classic games consoles.
The Micro MuseumChurch Hill Ramsgate
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May, Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May

More details - Paws around the Park, a Dog Walk and Fun Dog Show in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind
On 20 May 2018, there will be a guided walk around the estate of Godmersham Park CT4 7DT. This event takes place on private land surrounding a Grade 1 listed building in a wonderful part of Kent, not normally open to the public – we have been given special access to the lovely grounds, to enjoy them for just one...
Godmersham Park, Godmersham
Sun 20 May

More details - 'Who Killed Herr Grippe?'  A 2nd WW Murder Mystery with 3 course meal.
May 1941, a German parachutist is spotted in the fields near Broadstairs. This news unsettles the local community, especially the women of the local WI. The discovery of a murdered body causes further disquiet. DI Dunworthy arrives to investigate the murder.
Botany Bay Hotel, Marine Drive, Broadstairs
Sat 19 May

More details - The Courtyard - Open Garden for NGS
A young garden and home created in October 2016 by the BBC DIY SOS team. This is our family garden and smallholding which is enjoyed by our four young children daily. Our family garden has planted borders and raised beds.
The Courtyard, Sheerness
Sun 6 May

More details - Broadstairs May Fair
Come & join us at Kents Best Beach & Seaside Resort. Join in All the Fun of the Fair & help support Broadstairs Water Gala. Live music at the Band Stand. Family Fun Fair Rides for all ages including one of the UK’s few Steam Driven Gallopers (Carousel).
Victoria Parade & Promenade Broadstairs
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Organ Concert
Organ recital given by DAVID PARRY-SMITH, from Linton, Cambridgeshire. He will be playing the 1916 organ by William Hill and Son.
Holy Trinity Church, Nelson Place, Broadstairs
Sat 5 May

More details - Family History Day
Do your family have relatives on Sheppey? Were the employed on the island in the the navy or dockyard? The museum has a collection of the local newspapers from 1860, parish registers and archives. The Sheppey Local History Society’s genealogist is available.
Minster Gatehouse Museum Union Road Minster-on-Sea Isle of Sheppey
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Bilting House - Open Garden for NGS
6 acre garden with ha-ha set in beautiful part of Stour Valley. Wide variety of rhododendrons, azaleas and ornamental shrubs. Woodland walk with spring bulbs. Mature arboretum with recent planting of specimen trees. Rose garden and herbaceous borders. Conservatory.
Bilting House, nr Ashford
Sun 20 May

More details - Boot & Spring Fayre
Boot Fair from 8am (cars £7 / vans £10) Entertainment from 12 noon. East Kent Piping Society ~ The Hawkinge Flyers "Froojamaflip and Fred" (in association with Applause Outdoors) Tombola ~ Hot & Cold Refreshments ~ Bouncy Castle ~ Face Painting ~ Classic Cars Welcome Admission by donation ~ Ample free...
Park House, Stelling Minnis, Nr Canterbury
Sat 5 May

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 9 May, Wed 20 Jun

More details - Frith Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
A riot of plants growing together as if in the wild, developed over 40 yrs. No neat edges or formal beds, but several hundred interesting (& some very unusual) plants. Trees and shrubs chosen for year-round appeal. Special interest in bulbs and woodland plants. ’Wild about Gardening’ Gold award.
Frith Old Farmhouse, Faversham
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 20 May

More details - Film Star's Don't Die in Liverpool (15)
Screen @ The Avenue ’Film Star’s Don’t Die in Liverpool’ (15) A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady. Stars Stephen Graham, Jamie Bell, Annette Bening 1hr 45mins Biography/Drama/Romance
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Fri 4 May

More details - The Greatest Showman (PG)
Screen @ The Avenue ’The Greatest Showman’ (PG) Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Fri 18 May

More details - Alex Payler Electone Player 'Full Body Music'
Alex’s performance instrument is the state of the art YAMAHA Electone STAGEA ELS-02C and is the leading exponent of this particular model in the UK and Europe. This instrument is at the apex of technological innovation and is the most infinitely expressive electronic instrument ever created.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Sat 19 May

More details - Peggy Lee & Friends
A celebration of one of the most influential female jazz singers of the 20th Century performed by Brigitte Baden-Rennie & The Mosaic Cat Band with special guest Jason Allen.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Sun 20 May

More details - Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market Sittingbourne
Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market is coming to a venue near you! Mums & Dads - do you need to declutter or are you looking for gently used baby & childrens items, clothing and more? STALL HOLDERS.....
Fulston Manor, Brenchley Road, Sittingbourne
Sat 28 Apr

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 13 May, Sun 10 Jun

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 29 Apr, Sun 27 May

More details - South Shoebury Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Delightful, 1-acre established walled garden surrounding Grade II listed house (not open) and bee house. Charming agapanthus and hydrangea beds. April is ablaze with 3000 tulips and fritillaria. July shows 200+ varieties of agapanthus incl ’Queen Mum’ and ’Black Magic’.
South Shoebury Hall, Shoeburyness
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Guided Walk at Gunners Park
Come down to Gunners Park and enjoy spring migration. We will walk through the park exploring the habitats and hopefully find some migratory birds. Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler and Garden Warbler can be seen during this time as they make their way north to their summer breeding grounds.
Gunners Park Nature Reserve
Wed 9 May and Thu 10 May

More details - Shoeburyness Philatelic Society Meeting
Paraphernalia Revisited (M. Nunn). Organised by Shoeburyness & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Sue Stacey (Secretary).
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Road, Shoeburyness
Thu 26 Apr

More details - AGM and Members night - Ashford Archaeological and Historical Society meeting
Established in 1920 Ashford Archaeological and Historical Society (Registered Charity no. 802043) meets monthly at 7.30pm on the third Monday of September to May at the Quaker Meeting House.
Quaker Meeting House, Albert Road, Ashford
Mon 21 May