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Days out in Kent this June

PUBLISHED: 11:31 09 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:19 20 February 2013

Days out in Kent this June

Days out in Kent this June

Looking for something to do this weekend and into next week? Our online exclusives bring you right up to date

Extra days out in Kent this June

Looking for something to do this weekend and into next week? Our online exclusives bring you right up to date

The Essence of Love

A new play written and directed by Philip Ayckbourn, son of Britains best-loved playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, takes place at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks tonight and Saturday 12 June, 7.30pm. (Tickets 12 & 10). Tel: 01732 450 175.

Ayckbourn juniors first full-length play to tour the UK, it is performed by his professional company, PCK Productions.

Folkestone Multi-Cultural Festival

Musicians, dancers, singers, street theatre players, entertainers and artists from many nations, as well as local celebrities, will provide four days of family fun at Folkestone's fourth Multi-Cultural Festival, which runs until Sunday 13 June.

There will be a full programme of music and dance on town centre stages from 10am on Saturday, with a Dance Off at Quarterhouse at 8pm.

Sunday events will include a six-hour family day'at the Lower Leas Coastal Park Amphitheatre, starting at 2.30pm, and Opera by the Sea from 5.30 to 8.30.

On every day of the festival, Terlingham Vineyard, near Hawkinge, will welcome visitors from 2pm to 4pm.

www.folkestonefestival.co.uk

Four Fairy Tales

Cats Grin Theatre Company is bringing four classic fairy tales to life at Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on Sunday 13 June from 3pm (ages four to six). A great way to introduce your younger children to Rapunzel, the Billy Goats Gruff, the Elves and The Shoemaker and Rose Red and Snow White.

01892 678670 www.trinitytheatre.net

University of Kents ArtsFest

The University of Kent is holding its spectacular annual ArtsFest on Saturday 12 June on the Canterbury campus.

Open-air stages around the campus centre will host all types of music and entertainment performed by University societies, schools and the local community.

It will feature an array of events from jugglers to jazz, gospel to grunge, all free of charge. A choice of food and refreshments including the traditional BBQ will be available.

The Gulbenkian Theatre will be the focus of family-friendly afternoon activities, including ice-cream and face-painting. A refreshments tent will also be available for beer and soft drinks.

The event kicks off at 1pm, continues with several evening events including an exciting Music Society Prom concert or a performance by paper-crazed Mimirichi, and concludes at 10.15pm with a stunning firework display on the campus slopes overlooking the Cathedral.

www.kent.ac.uk/artsfest or call 01227 827335

Open University at UCA Canterbury

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at Canterbury is opening its doors to the local community for its annual end-of-year showcase. This years Degree Show, at the New Dover Road campus, will feature hundreds of creations by the universitys fine artists, designers and architects.

The free exhibition runs from 14 June to 17 June, between 10am and 5pm each day.

Degree Shows will also take place at:

UCA Maidstone - Monday 21 June, 10am - 4pm; Tuesday 22 June, 10am - 8pm

UCA Rochester - Tuesday 22 June to Thursday 24 June, 10am - 4pm

www.ucreative.ac.uk/degreeshows





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