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The Diary

PUBLISHED: 14:55 29 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:12 20 February 2013

Picture ‘Dunorlan Red’ by David Burr

Picture ‘Dunorlan Red’ by David Burr

Festivals, Concerts, Fireworks, Fairs - all the important dates to put in your diary!...

The Diary


Festivals, Concerts, Fireworks, Fairs, Theatre, Events, and Competitions - all the important dates to put in your diary!...

Festivals, Concerts, Fireworks, Fairs...

Dunorlan Park Fireworks

Tickets: 4 to 7, various local outlets and on the gate
Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells
One of the best-attended eventsin the towns calendar, this years fireworks display, run by the Tunbridge Wells Round Table, promises a spectacular night.

PICTURE 'DUNORLAN RED' BY DAVID BURR


Fireworks Spectacular
5 Nov
Tickets: 9 to 18
01622 880008
Leeds Castle, Maidstone
This years spectacular will be set to music inspired by the theme of Space. There will also be a special film screened for the youngsters.


Quex Bonfire and Fireworks
5 Nov
Tickets: 4-7
07969 058951 / 07773 679795
Quex Park, Birchington
Fireworks, huge bonfire, live bands, a beer tent, fairground rides and lots to eat.

Joe Wilkinson
2 Nov
Tickets: 12.50
01227 769075
Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Kent-born award-winning comedian Joe Wilkinson is in Canterbury to tickle your funny bone.

Ice Rink
26 Nov-2 Jan 2012
Tickets: From 7 (inc skate hire)
Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells
Designed for all ages, the real ice rink will be the backdrop for a number of events over the festive period, including prizes for the best skater and the best Bambi on the ice.

Mount Ephraim Fireworks
5 Nov
Tickets: 9 (advance), 12 (on the door)
07513 750145
Mount Ephraim Gardens, Faversham
The beautiful grounds of this grand house make a wonderful backdrop for the Dawes Community Association Annual Fireworks Display.

Fireworks Spectacular
5 and 6 Nov
Tickets: 6 to 44
01622 872068
The Hop Farm,
Bonfire and burgers, fireworks and fun, plus live music! Get ready for a fireworks party to remember.

Christmas Tree Festival
3 to 11 Dec (entry deadline: 1 Nov)
Orpington Methodist Church
Exercise your artistic skills by decorating a tree and entering it in this years Christmas Tree Festival. They could be themed or not, its up to you.
Call 01689 898931 or contact@orpingtonmethodist.org.uk.

Theatre, Events, Competitions...


Hound of the Baskervilles
9-12 Nov
Tickets: 12 and 14
01732 450175
The Stag, Sevenoaks
The Sevenoaks Players bring Sir Athur Conan Doyles famous detective to life. The perfect production for those dark, winter evenings.

The Mediums
at The Grand
18 Nov
Tickets: 18
01308 222222
The Grand, Folkestone
Proving that there might be life after earth, this will certainly be a night to remember

A Christmad Carol
20 Nov
Tickets: Contact venue
01474 337774
Woodville Halls Theatre, Gravesend
The Chapterhouse Theatre company is bringing this Dickens classic to life, with the ever-memorable character of Scrooge taking centre stage.

Charley Boorman Live 2011
21 Nov
Tickets: From 18.50
01322 220000
The Orchard, Dartford
Charley Boorman, motorcyclist and adventurer, brings his speaking tour to Kent, with some footage not shown on his TV programmes.

Make a Joyful Noise
18 Nov
Tickets: 10
01634 810062
Rochester Cathedral, Rochester
Come along for an evening of joyful choral music. The Rochester Cathedral Choir, conducted by Scott Farrell, will also perform.



If you do 5things this month...

1. The Mediums at The Grand


2. Ice skating in Calverley Park,
Tunbridge Wells


3. Make a Joyful Noise,
Rochester Cathedral


4. Ideal Home Show at Christmas, Earls Court


5. Charley Boorman Live 2011,
The Orchard, Dartford



LONDON LIFE


Ghosts of Gone Birds
2-23 Nov
Tickets: Free
Rochelle School
This exhibition aims to throw some light on the increasing loss of bird species across the world. Contributors such as Ralph Steadman, Margaret Atwood and Sir Peter Blake will contribute.


Ideal Home Showat Christmas
16-20 Nov
Tickets: Contact venue
0844 209 7330
Earls Court
A series of themed rooms will offer style tips on how to dress up your home for the festive season, plus a spectacularline-up of celebs and design experts.

COMPETITION

Win a pair of tickets to the Ideal Home Show at ChristmasKent Life has got 10 pairs of tickets to give away, and all you have to do is answer this simple festive question.


How many gold rings were given in the song Twelve Days of Christmas?
a) Five
b) Four
c) Fifteen

Email: editor@kent-life.co.uk or send your answer in on a postcard to:
Kent Life, Ideal Home at Christmas, Baskerville Place, 28 Teville Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1UG.
Deadline for entries: 10 November.Please also include your email and postal address and a daytime telephone number. Archant competition rules apply (for full terms and conditionseewww.kent.greatbritishlife.co.uk).
The editors decision is final.

Picture Dunorlan Red by David Burr

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