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More details - Whitstable Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Enjoy a day of eclectic gardens by the sea. 10 people are showing off their gardens, but others, marked with yellow balloons, are there to admire from the street.
Whitstable Gardens, Whitstable
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Nature Detective Week @ Whitstable Castle
Pick up your free spotter sheet from the Tearooms, then search the gardens for wildlife & fun facts. Plant your own seeds to take home! Enter our online Wildlife Photography Competition! Return your sheet to the tearooms to collect your prize!
Whitstable Castle & Gardens
Mon 28 May to Fri 1 Jun

Whitstable FunDay Sunday More details - Whitstable FunDay Sunday
A fun day out for the family to be held on Tankerton Slopes, Marine Parade, Whitstable. Opportunity for local & national charities to raise awareness & much needed funds for their causes plus craft & trade stalls & a variety of family entertainment.
Tankerton Slopes, Marine Parade, Whitstable
Sun 10 Jun
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More details - The Coach House - Open Garden for NGS
The ¾ acre garden has views over surrounding fruit producing farmland. Sloping terraced site, and island beds with yr-round interest, a pond room, herbaceous borders containing bulbs, shrubs, perennials, and a tropical bed. The different areas are connected by flowing curved paths.
The Coach House, Faversham
Sun 27 May and Mon 28 May

More details - Accessible Film Club: Isle of Dogs
What’s on On screen Accessible Film Club: Isle of Dogs Accessible Film Club: Isle of Dogs Book The lights being kept on at a low level and lower than usual sound levels No trailers or advertisements – just the film Allowance for increased levels of movement and noise People to help
Gulbenkian University of Kent Canterbury Kent
Sat 26 May

More details - Mary and the Witch's flower
What’s on On screen Family Film: Mary and the Witch’s Flower Family Film: Mary and the Witch’s Flower Book Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Academy Award-winners Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little
Gulbenkian University of Kent Canterbury Kent
Sun 27 May

More details - Inside
What’s on On stage Inside Inside   ‘Inside’ has been devised in consultation with young children, their families and nursery staff. How is it inside? How do the inside and the outside talk to each other? How much sound and light comes in? How do we meet?
Gulbenkian University of Kent Canterbury Kent
Mon 4 Jun

More details - Mount Ephraim - Open Garden for NGS
Herbaceous border, topiary, daffodils and rhododendrons, rose terraces leading to small lake. Rock garden with pools, water garden, young arboretum. Rose garden with arches and pergola planted to celebrate the Millennium. Magnificent trees. Grass maze. Superb views over fruit farms to Swale estuary.
Mount Ephraim, Faversham
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Stronger Kent Community Fair in Canterbury
FREE ENTRY, EVERYONE WELCOME, INFORMATION & EXHIBITION STALLS, STALLHOLDER ACTIVITIES, ENTERTAINMENT, FREE TEA & COFFEE, PRIZES TO WIN. Stronger Kent Community Fairs promote and celebrate the community.
Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Rd, Canterbury
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Tea, cakes and music
The Canterbury Singers, director Adrian Bawtree. A mixture of secular and sacred works to include Chilcott - "Fragments from his Dish", Stanford - "Three motets", Opus 38, and works by Parry (including two of the "Songs of Farewell"), Pearsall and Erb ("Shenandoah").
St Peter’s Methodist Church, St. Peter’s Street, Canterbury
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead
Joseph Morpurgo presents his masterpiece: a boundary-smashing, 9-hour adaption of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Or is it?
Marlowe Studio, The Friars, Canterbury
Fri 25 May

More details - Friends For All
A story about having the confidence to be yourself and stand up for what you believe in. 8-year-old Lexi doesn’t make friends as easily as some. If only her school would allow a non-school uniform day then she could be herself and find others like her.
The Marlowe The Friars Canterbury
Tue 29 May

More details - Awful Auntie
David Walliams’ amazing tale, live on stage! When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened.
The Marlowe The Friars Canterbury
Wed 30 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Bigger Boat Pictures presents Flash Gordon (1980)
Will Dad be Flash or Ming-ing on Father’s Day, Sunday 17th June? If you are heading off to Herne Bay to enjoy the Bay Promo Team’s annual Sci-Fi by the Sea event why not stick around and come aboard Bigger Boat Pictures for a rare BIG SCREEN outing of Flash Gordon (1980) - PG.
The Kavanagh Cinema, William St, Herne Bay
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Canterbury Cathedral Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A wonderful opportunity to visit and enjoy 5 Canonical gardens within the historic precincts of Canterbury Cathedral.
Canterbury Cathedral Gardens, Canterbury
Sat 26 May

More details - Canterbury Cathedral Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A wonderful opportunity to visit and enjoy 5 Canonical gardens within the historic precincts of Canterbury Cathedral.
Canterbury Cathedral Gardens, Canterbury
Sun 27 May

More details - a-ha: Electric Summer
a-ha: Electric Summer Plus OMD. Artists performing: A-Ha, OMD.: Tickets avaiable.
The Spitfire St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
Thu 7 Jun

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 16 Jun

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

More details - Linocut printing workshop
This is potato printing for grown-ups! In this workshop you’ll learn how to create a linocut to produce a repeat pattern or a one-off motif onto fabric or paper. Experiment with overlays in different colours and at the end of the workshop take your stamps home to use again and again.
House of the Crafty Fox 104 West Street Faversham
Tue 12 Jun

More details - a-ha Electric Summer 2018 Tour
Iconic Norwegian trio a-ha are bringing their Electric Summer Tout 2018 to Kent joined by special guests OMD and the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey.
The Spitfire Ground Old Dover Rd, Canterbury
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Faversham Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
3 distinctive walled gardens in historic Faversham. Start at 54 Athelstan Road. Newly planted on a neglected site, the garden mirrors the angular 1922 house. Ornamental vegetable beds take centre stage.
Faversham Gardens, Faversham
Sat 2 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

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 - May Half Term at Howletts Wild Animal Park
Become a Conservation Cadet This Half Term! Enjoy amazing days out this May Half Term, journey through a land, once frozen in time, as you join our free guided tours every day to discover Animals of the Ice Age at Howletts!
Howletts Wild Animal Park, Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, Kent
Mon 28 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Andy’s Dino Raps at Howletts Wild Animal Park
Get ready to sink your teeth into a brilliant day out at Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury, as BAFTA-nominated Andy Day, brings his Dino Raps show featuring energetic, interactive live performances to the popular visitor attraction.
Howletts Wild Animal Park, Bekesbourne Road, Bekesbourne, Canterbury, Kent
Sat 16 Jun

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 - The Old Palace - Open Garden for NGS
The site of Thomas Cranmer’s Old Palace and home of Ian Fleming. 4 acre garden created by present owner with many interesting features. A natural pond, planted to encourage wildlife. 100yr old Scots pines, other specimen trees incl large flowering tulip tree.
The Old Palace, Canterbury
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Norton Court - Open Garden for NGS
10 acre garden within parkland setting. Mature trees, topiary, wide lawns and clipped yew hedges. Orchard with mown paths through wild flowers. Walled garden with mixed borders and climbing roses. Pine tree walk. Formal box and lavender parterre. Tree house in the Sequoia.
Norton Court, Sittingbourne
Mon 11 Jun and Tue 12 Jun

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 - 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 - 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
Sat 2 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

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 - Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market Minster on Sea
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.....
Oasis Academy, East Campus, Minster Road, Minster on Sea
Sat 2 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

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 - Old Bladbean Stud - Open Garden for NGS
5 interlinked gardens all designed and created from scratch by the garden owner on 3 acres of rough grassland between 2003 and 2011.
Old Bladbean Stud, Canterbury
Sun 27 May, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 8 Jul, Sun 22 Jul

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
Fri 25 May, Sat 26 May

More details - Penguin
Ben is delighted when he rips open his present, inside is a penguin. ’Hello Penguin!’ says Ben. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin; he pulls his funniest face; he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Wed 30 May

More details - 'Finding Your Feet' (12A)
Screen @ The Avenue ’Finding Your Feet’ (12A) On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Fri 1 Jun

More details - 'What Moves Me' Dance Theatre
“Man has developed consciousness slowly and laboriously in a process that took untold ages to reach the civilized state. And this evolution is far from complete for large areas of the human mind are still shrouded in darkness.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Sun 3 Jun

More details - A Night of Clairvoyance with Hazel Lee
Hazel Lee returns to the Avenue Theatre for another fabulous evening of clairvoyance. www.hazellee.com
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Screen @ The Avenue 'Darkest Hour' (PG)
During World War II, with the threat of a German invasion looming, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill faces some huge decisions as he plots to stop the Nazi advance.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Princesses of Pop
Miss Sammy J presents ’Princesses of Pop’. A high energy, fun show featuring three tributes to the following artists: Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift complete with many costume changes. Professional dancers will also be joining Miss Sammy J on stage. A show for all the family.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Sat 16 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 - 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
Mon 28 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 22 Jul

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 - 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 - 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

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