Today to Tue 22 May, by distance, closest first.    

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Chantel McGregor
Chantel McGregor + CONNOR SELBY BAND + JOE ANDERTON. Artists performing: Chantel McGregor.: Tickets avaiable.
Chinnerys, Southend, Southend on Sea
Fri 18 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

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 - 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 - Jenny Hammerton: Eating and drinking like the stars of yesteryear...
Columbo super-fan, Jenny Hammerton, will give an entertaining presentation about the food and drink which are so prominently sprinkled throughout the greatest television detective series ever made.
The Forum Southend, Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea
Sat 12 May

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 13 May

More details - Medway Baby and Children's Market
**NOW OPEN FOR SELLER STALL BOOKINGS** What’s on offer? Lots of stalls bursting with top quality LIKE NEW and NEW baby & children’s items from birth to 8 years.
Parkwood Community Centre, Parkwood Green, Rainham, Gillingham
Sat 19 May

More details - Southend-on-Sea Race for Life
On Sunday 20th May 2018, Southend-on-Sea Race for Life will bring thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. Race for Life 5k is great for all ages.
Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea
Sun 20 May

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 - Bluebell Walk in Support of Heart of Kent Hospice
Starting and finishing at Harrietsham Village Hall, the walk follows the traditional 6 mile route amongst the bluebells on the North Downs and through some of Kent’s most beautiful countryside. Begin your walk anytime between 8.30 am and 10.
Harrietsham Village Hall, Harrietsham
Sun 6 May

More details - PREVIEW where LIVE MUSIC lives
Each week we feature a Guest Artiste PLUS a Showcase of other great acts in a variety of styles 6th REMEDY Great group playing Rock & Pop classics from the 50s to the 80s.
REAR of THE RNA CLUB (You DO NOT have to be a member of the RNA) 73-79 East Street. Prittlewell, Southend.
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Southend Junior Bikeathon
The Southend Junior Bikeathon is a charity bike ride for Children at Primary School, run by the Southend Branch of Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research). The route is mainly on grass, with undulations and slopes. The circuit is around half a mile long. Registration is at the bandstand.
Priory Park, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea
Sun 13 May

More details - State of Mind & Performance
State of mind and its effects on mental wellbeing and performance is a hot topic. Whether that’s for entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals in business. Or people who just want to do well generally and be happy in life.
The Arlington Ballroom, 905 London Road, Leigh on Sea
Mon 30 Apr

More details - Kent Vision LIVE 2018
Now in its thirteenth successful year, Kent Vision LIVE is the South East’s premier business showcase and the largest event of its kind in the UK: with over 3,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors coming together for the year’s most important business gathering.
Kent Event Centre Kent Showground Detling Maidstone
Wed 16 May

More details - Two Tree Gallery
Two Tree Gallery is in the main alleyway that links Rectory Grove to Broadway West. Located next to Ten Green Bottles, it is a co-operative of 8 local artists. All the artists live and work locally and share all aspects of running the gallery between them.
11 Rectory Grove, Leigh-on-Sea
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun

More details - Carmina Burana - Classical Choral Concert with Eastwood Chorale & Southend Choral Society
Eastwood Chorale and Southend Choral Society, with the world famous Southend Boys Choir and professional soloists, are performing the fantastic Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, made famous by the Old Spice advert of the 1970’s. We will also be performing several other beautiful choral pieces.
Westcliff High School For Boys, Kenilwoth Gardens, Westcliff on Sea
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Mum2Mum Market Southend
Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales. At our Southend sale we will have around 40 stalls of high quality, nearly new items (up to 90% off the RRP!) and a small selection of businesses offering goods and services of interest to parents.
St Thomas More School, Kenilworth Gardens, Southend On Sea, Essex
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Our Browse 'n' Buy sale and Coffee Morning
We sell an ever changing mixture of new, nearly new and pre-loved items, different each month - ranging from household to gift items, leisure oddments to ornaments, toys and jigsaws, books and CDs. Even we don’t know till the last minute what will be there so why not come and explore for yourself!
St David’s Church, Newton Road (off Sultan Rd) Lordswood, Chatham
Sat 19 May

More details - The Golden Birdies of Beni Mazar - Solo art exhibition
Visual Storyteller, Robert Lamoon, brings his touring, solo exhibition ‘The Golden Birdies of Beni Mazar’ to The Halpern Gallery, Chatham. This is an eclectic show of new myths and stories told in paint, photography, print and sculpture.
The Halpern Gallery Nucleus Arts High Street Chatham
Fri 27 Apr to Tue 8 May

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
Sun 20 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 - 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

More details - Bridge Works: Crossing the River Medway – A story of the Rochester Bridge Trust
The Rochester Bridge Trust has provided and maintained crossings of the River Medway for more than 600 years - with the first bridge on the site built almost 2,000 years ago - but there is still much that remains unknown about the organisation among the general public, as visitors to the Bridge Works exhibition will
The Crypt, Rochester Cathedral, Rochester
Today to Thu 24 May