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Events Around Kent

Today to Tue 18 Jun    

More details - Medway in Time
The Museum is proud to present works inspired by the area’s history and heritage, created by Medway Adult Education.
Prince Arthur Road Gillingham
Today to Sun 7 Jul

More details - Chartwell - Exhibition: A History of Winston Churchill
Be one of the first visitors to see our new permanent exhibition. Featuring the fascinating collection of Churchill’s own cherished possessions, collected by him over the course of his lifetime.
Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham,
Today to Fri 31 May

More details - The Sapper as Artist
The Sapper as Artist will showcase some of the thousands of rarely-seen paintings, drawings and sketches in the Museum’s archive.
Royal Engineers Museum Prince Arthur Road Gillingham
Today to Sat 22 Jun

More details - AAKASH ODEDRA COMPANY: #JESUIS
Aakash Odedra Company presents the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression award-winning production #JeSuis, an enthralling dance-theatre piece about individuals struggling to find their voice in the stand against oppression.
Gulbenkian University of Kent Canterbury Kent
Today

More details - Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen Exhibition
A dedicated exhibition showing the extensive but little-known production designs by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, with themed family activities to accompany the exhibition. For more information visit our website Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen is an exhibition from House of Illustration.
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge 18 High Street Canterbury
Today to Sun 16 Jun

More details - Seasearcher Boat Trips
Seal & Wildlife Tours Take a trip to an active seal colony inside a National Nature Reserve which also has the benefits of a wide range of birds including the rare ingret. We time these trips to coincide with tidal flows for the best chance of seeing these wonderful mammals in their natural habitat.
Pier Yard, Royal Harbour, Ramsgate
Today to Sun 16 Jun

More details - Knole - Lord Sackville's garden
Lord Sackville’s private garden at Knole is a magical space, featuring sprawling lawns, a walled garden, an untamed wilderness area and a medieval orchard. The doors of Knole’s Orangery open to reveal the secluded lawns of the 26 acre garden, which has existed since the fifteenth century.
Knole, Sevenoaks
Today, Tue 28 May

More details - Musical Bumps music classes for babies to preschool
Top quality, friendly music classes with traditional songs & lullabies, musical games & percussion from around the world. From newborn to starting school, sing & learn with Musical Bumps!
Tonbridge Parish Church, Church Lane, Tonbridge
Today, Fri 24 May, Mon 3 Jun, Tue 4 Jun, Fri 7 Jun, Mon 10 Jun, Tue 11 Jun, Fri 14 Jun, Mon 17 Jun, Tue 18 Jun, Fri 21 Jun

More details - Chartwell - Themed Highlights House Tours - Leadership and Legacy
Explore the life and legacy of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill through this new tour with our knowledgeable guide. This one hour intimate tour showcases Winston Churchill’s most treasured awards, honours and gifts. Selected rooms of the house including exclusive access to Winston’s bedroom.
Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham,
Today, Tue 28 May

More details - Chartwell - House timed tickets - May 2019
Get a timed ticket on arrival or pre-book the 12:00 or 14.30 time slot Mon-Fri. On Sat & Sun pre-book the 15.15 or 15.45 slots. Book +24 hours in advance, arrive at least 30 mins early exchanging your e-ticket for a house ticket.
Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham,
Today to Fri 31 May

More details - Red House - Highlight tours: May
If you are visiting in the morning please book on one of our Highlight Tours, the only way to see the property until 1:30pm. Our volunteer guides will share the stories behind William and Jane’s red brick house. Guided Highlight Tours are the only way to visit the property in the morning.
Red House, Red House Lane, Bexleyheath
Wed 22 May to Mon 27 May, Wed 29 May to Fri 31 May

More details - Birdwatching  with Tonbridge RSPB
A vast inland reedbed bordered by the Great Stour supports, as you might expect, plenty of reed and sedge warblers. It’s a favourite place for hobbies, beautiful to watch in flight as they chase dragonflies. Turtle dove and nightingale are also possible.
Stodmarsh NNR
Wed 22 May

More details - Knole - Attic tours
On this tour of Knole’s often-forgotten attic spaces, our knowledgeable guides will reveal the stories behind centuries of graffiti, lost 17th century letters, witchmarks and a curiously sloped floor.
Knole, Sevenoaks
Wed 22 May, Fri 24 May, Sat 25 May, Wed 29 May, Fri 31 May

More details - Chartwell - Themed Highlights House Tours - The Churchill Family
Delve deeper into the stories of the Churchill family on this intimate one hour tour. Let one of our knowledgeable guides lead you around selected rooms in the house, including exclusive access to Churchill’s bedroom. Not available on Bank Holidays.
Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham,
Wed 22 May, Fri 24 May, Wed 29 May, Fri 31 May

More details - Smallhythe Place - The Gift of Smallhythe Place
In 2019 we will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the creation of the Museum and the 80th anniversary of it being bequeathed to The National Trust by Edith Craig.
Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden
Wed 22 May to Sun 26 May, Wed 29 May to Fri 31 May

More details - Musical Bumps music classes for babies to preschool
Top quality, friendly music classes with traditional songs & lullabies, musical games & percussion from around the world. From newborn to starting school, sing & learn with Musical Bumps!
Alice’s Tea Shop, 114 St John’s Hill, Sevenoaks
Wed 22 May, Fri 24 May, Wed 5 Jun, Fri 7 Jun, Wed 12 Jun, Fri 14 Jun, Wed 19 Jun, Fri 21 Jun

More details - Ightham Mote - Behind the doors tours
Discover the secrets rooms used by the servants in the southeast part of the house. Consistently hidden from public view for centuries, these rooms were opened to visitors for the first time at the end of 2018.
Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks,
Wed 22 May, Mon 27 May, Wed 29 May

More details - Red House - 10 minute talks: Alterations, Art and Architects
Learn about the later owners of Red House after Morris and his family had left for London. William Morris left behind a craftsman’s legacy at Red House in 1865. Discover what happened next to Red House, the exciting lives of the people who lived here, and how they were inspired by Morris’ memory.
Red House, Red House Lane, Bexleyheath
Wed 22 May to Mon 27 May, Wed 29 May to Fri 31 May

More details - Great Maytham Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Lutyens designed gardens famous for having inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett to write The Secret Garden (pre Lutyens). Parkland, woodland with bluebells. Walled garden with herbaceous beds and rose pergola. Pond garden with mixed shrubbery and herbaceous borders. Interesting specimen trees.
Great Maytham Hall, Tenterden
Wed 22 May

More details - Yew Tree Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Small, romantic cottage garden with steep hillside entrance. Lots of seats and secret corners, many unusual plants - hellebores, spring bulbs, old roses, many special perennials. Small pond; something to see in all seasons. Created and maintained by owner, a natural garden full of plants.
Yew Tree Cottage, Penshurst
Wed 22 May, Wed 19 Jun

More details - Sam Lee's Singing With Nightingales Live
Join naturalist and Mercury Prize-nominated folk artist Sam Lee and special guests, Georgia Ruth and Pete Judge, as they collaborate with nightingales in this immersive one-off event, bringing the celebrated Singing With Nightingales starlit events indoors.
Gulbenkian University of Kent Canterbury
Wed 22 May 19

More details - Alcock & Brown
A captivating talk by David Gilham on the heroic story of John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown who were the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic in 1919 in their Vickers Vimy, designed and built in Crayford.
Hall Place and Gardens, Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent
Thu 23 May 19

More details - Chartwell - Themed Highlights House Tours - Clementine Churchill
Delve deeper into the stories of Clementine, wife to Winston Churchill. This intimate one hour tour will take you through selected rooms of the house, including Winston’s bedroom, with one of our knowledgeable guides.
Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham,
Thu 23 May, Thu 30 May

More details - Tom, Dick and Harry
Tom, Dick and Harry written by playwrights Ray Cooney and his son Michael, is Theatrecraft’s Spring Play and our entry into the Kent Drama Association’s Full Length Play Festival 2019.
Playhouse Whitstable 104 High Street Whitstable
Thu 23 May 19 to Sat 25 May

More details - The Arts Society Tonbridge Talk : Sorolla comes back to London
Sorolla comes back to London. Sorolla (1863-1923) was a highly successful artist of international renown in his lifetime, but outside Spain and the United States he is largely forgotten today. Lecturer : Gail Turner. Historian, art historian, and painter.
Medway Hall, The Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge
Thu 23 May 19

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