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Kent Life's guide to what's on in the Garden of England this November

PUBLISHED: 20:09 25 October 2012 | UPDATED: 22:10 20 February 2013

Kent Life's guide to what's on in the Garden of England this November

Kent Life's guide to what's on in the Garden of England this November

Make a diary note of the top events taking place in Kent

Kent Lifes guide to whats on in the Garden of England this November


30 Oct-3 Nov


Blue/Orange


The Theatre Royal Brighton returns to the Churchill for its second production. Written by Joe Penhall, this psychological thriller stars Downton Abbey star Robert Bathurst, plus Gerard McCarthy and Oliver Wilson.


Tickets: 10 to 29.50


0844 871 7620


Churchill Theatre, Bromley


Satnav: BR1 1HA



2-10 Nov


Folkestone Book Festival


Pam Ayres, Judy Finnegan, Sir John Major, Mary McCartney and Robert Skidelsky are just some of the names taking part in the Folkestone Book Festival this year. With special reads, music events and other entertainment, there is truly something for everyone.


Tickets: varies


01303 858500


Satnav: CT20 1AU



3 Nov


Murder Mystery Dinner


Intrigue, murder, mystery, suspense, and some fine dining the perfect combination for a fun-filled evening. This year marks the debut of a new theme for this ever-popular event. Advance booking essential.


Tickets: 42.95


01732 861161


Chartwell, Westerham


Satnav: TN16 1PS



3 Nov


Dunorlan Park Fireworks


One of the biggest and most popular events in the towns calendar, the fireworks display, arranged by the Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table, this year promises to go with one hell of a bang!


Tickets: 8 and 5


Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells


Satnav: TN2 3QA



3 and 4 Nov


Leeds Castle Fireworks Spooktacular


Set to Halloween-themed music, this years spooktacular fireworks will include well-known songs such as Thriller, Ghostbusters and the theme tune from Scooby Doo. The fireworks will be let off from floating pontoons on the moat and there will be an impressive projection show on the side of the castle featuring the King of Pop himself Moonwalking, plus live music from jazz singer Adam Chandler. Gates open at 2pm, last admission 5pm, fireworks from 5.30pm.


Tickets: 9 to 18 (book in advance)


01622 765400


Leeds Castle, Maidstone


Satnav: ME17 1PL



COMPETITION


Kent Life has teamed up with Leeds Castle to offer a family ticket for each of its legendary Fireworks evenings (two adults and two children). To enter, just answer the following question and send your answer, marked Leeds Castle Fireworks, to: editor@kent-life.co.uk or on a postcard to: Kent Life, Archant KOS Media, Apple Barn, Hythe Road, Smeeth, Ashford TN25 6SS. Dont forget to include your name, address and a daytime contact number and your choice of 3 or 4 November. Winners will collect tickets on the night.



Who was known as the King of Pop?


a) Frank Sinatra


b) Michael Jackson


c) Elvis Presley


Closing date: 1 November 2012


For Archant terms and conditions, visit: kent.greatbritishlife.co.uk



3 and 4 Nov


Fireworks Spectacular


With plenty of bang for your buck, this hugely popular event promises something for all age groups, plus there is an Olympic theme to the main display this year.


Tickets: 6.30 to 46.20


01622 872068


The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood


Satnav: TN12 6PY



10 Nov


Handmade with Love @ Trinity


A brand-new craft event featuring beautiful objects designed and created by local makers and artisans. As well as knitted, crocheted and hand-sewn goods, there will be artwork, pottery, cards, homeware, jewellery and clothing for sale, plus workshops to attend.


Tickets: 3 (admission); 25 (workshops)


07816 749516


Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells


Satnav: TN1 1JP



14 Nov


Fruit tree pruning


Discover different pruning techniques, as well as the principles behind winter fruit tree pruning with this highly practical, hands-on course.


Tickets: 38


0500 551434


Hadlow College, Hadlow


Satnav: TN11 0AL



16 Nov


Chamber Music Concert


There are just 40 tickets available for this unique event, so booking is essential. Christopher Slater will lead a group of young graduates from the performing arts course at Chichester College in this unique and intimate setting.


Tickets: 20


01959 567430


Quebec House, Westerham


Satnav: TN16 1TD



17 Nov


An Evening of Burlesque


Corsets, killer heels and stockings aplenty as Europes biggest (and most saucy) touring burlesque show shimmies its way Kent. With stars such as Amber Topaz, The Folly Mixtures and Ivy Paige on the bill.


Tickets: 23.50, 21.50 (concs)


01892 530613


Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells


Satnav: TN1 2LU



19 and 26 Nov


Floral demonstration


Watch Chelsea Gold Medal Winner Myra Lesters floral demonstration, then enjoy a delicious two-course lunch in the Mulberry Room.


Tickets: 25


01732 861161


Chartwell, Westerham


Satnav: TN16 1PS



24 Nov


Charity Concert


Headlined by local band Bullshed, Hadlows charity concert in aid of Hospices of Hope and chYps is certain to rock. Enjoy a fish and chip supper while tapping your feet to some classic tunes.


Tickets: 15


01732 850551


Hadlow College, Hadlow


Satnav: TN11 0AL



24 Nov


Christmas Fayre


Enjoy a local-themed Christmas shopping experience with hand-made gifts, goodies and festive treats for sale and a chance for the children to visit Father Christmas. What could be finer?


Tickets: Free (small charge to see Father Christmas)


01892 520587


The Brew House Hotel, Tunbridge Wells


Satnav: TN2 5TA



25 Nov


Christine Brewer and Roger Vignoles


Grammy Award-winning performer Christine Brewer, accompanied by Roger Vignoles on piano, will perform a varied selection of songs, including Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss.


Tickets: 16


01892 759665 or 01892 750845


Frant Church, nr Tunbridge Wells


Satnav: TN3 9DP



30 Nov


Christmas Fair


Avoid the hustle and bustle of busy town centres and get your Christmas shopping done early. On sale will be home accessories, vintage wares, books, cards, slate and lacquer goods, bags, childrens clothes, food, drinks, soaps and cards.


Tickets: 3


01892 870347


Chiddingstone Castle, Edenbridge


Satnav: TN8 7AD



LONDON LIFE


14-18 Nov


The Ideal Home Show at Christmas


Split into six sections, with more than 400 exhibitors, this show offers everything you could possibly need to plan your perfect Christmas. Household favourite Myleene Klass will join a celeb-studded line-up alongside Gino DAcampo, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Suzi Perry and Olly Smith.


Tickets: 5 to 18.50


0844 2097330


Earls Court, London


Satnav: W14 8UX



COMPETITION


Kent Life has secured 10 pairs of tickets to giveaway to some of our lucky readers. All you have to do is answer this simple question, send in your entry and then keep your fingers crossed!



Question


Myleene Klass used to be a member of which defunct British pop band?


a) HearSay


b) TheySay


c) WeSay



Send you entries by post to Kent Life, Archant KOS Media, Apple Barn


Hythe Road, Smeeth, Nr Ashford TN25 6SS or email your entry to: editor@kent-life.co.uk. Please mark your entry Ideal Home Show At Christmas Competition. Dont forget to include your name, address and a daytime contact number.


Closing date: 9 November 2012


For Archant terms and conditions, visit: kent.greatbritishlife.co.uk



16-18 Nov


Adrenaline


Six of the worlds best equestrian performance artists will thrill London audiences this month. Dubbed Adrenaline, this unique equestrian event will showcase dazzling horsemanship and some extreme riding skills, state-of-the-art special effects and a healthy helping of pyrotechnics.


Tickets: 30 to 240


020 3514 0908


ExCel, London


Satnav: SE18 6LZ







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