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The Kent Life Diary for February

PUBLISHED: 09:51 17 January 2011 | UPDATED: 20:41 20 February 2013

The Kent Life Diary for February

The Kent Life Diary for February

All the best in music, theatre and events in Kent and London

The Kent Life Diary for February


Kent


Theatre


Jeckyll & Hyde


20 to 29 Jan


Tickets: 26.50 to 34.50


Tel: 08448 717 620


Churchill Theatre, Bromley


Former pop star and now West End star Marti Pellow will be taking the title role in the Churchills deliciously sexy and wicked musical adaptation of the classic gothic novella. Produced by Bill Kenwright, the production is sure to delight and enthral the crowds. Make sure you hurry, there might still be some tickets left.


Out and about


Hellebore Tours at Hadlow College


Throughout Feb and March


Tickets: 3 (for guided tour)


Tel: 01732 853211


Hadlow College, Hadlow


This leading agricultural college will be staging a number of tours throughout February and March that are designed to highlight the colleges collection of Hellebores. Contained within the collection are around 45 different species and strains. Visitors can either wander around the collection free of charge or join a paid-for guided tour, where experts will be on hand to answer any questions you might have concerning the bloom.


The Snowdrop Trail at Half-term


21 to 27 Feb


Tickets: Contact venue


Tel: 01732 865224


Hever Castle, nr Edenbridge


Young and old visitors to the castle can get out and about and follow the snowdrop trail through the grounds, and spot some of the early blossoms of camellia and quince. For the younger explorers in your party, The Lady of the Wildwoods returns, and she will weave wondrous stories to keep them entertained while on the trail. Blow away those winter cobwebs and enjoy the first hints of the approaching Spring season.


Kent & Sussex Railway


Kids for a Quid


22 and 25 Feb


Tickets: See website for full details


Tel: 01580 765155


Kent & Sussex Railway, Tenterden


The Kent & Sussex Railway has teamed up with Bodiam Castle to offer a wonderful offer. For just 1 per child (and a full paying adult or senior citizen), you can enjoy a ride on the Kent & Sussex Railway and also enjoy a free childrens Sir Edwards Quest activity in the castle. You can pick up the steam train at the picturesque station of Tenterden, which will take travellers along a 10.5-mile journey to the castle. Check out the Railways website for more details on the offer.


Enjoy a fun day out with Thomas


19, 20 and 26, 27 Feb


Tickets: 10 per child, 12.50 per adult


Tel: 01580 765155


Kent & Sussex Railway, Tenterden


Fancy a fun family day out this February? Well, look no further than this opportunity to meet everyones favourite steam engine, Thomas the Tank Engine. Along with Thomas, some of his friends will also be appearing, including Sir Topham Hat, The Fat Controller. In addition to being able to meet Thomas, visitors will be able to see the Thomas Model Railway Layout, and buy Thomas-related souvenirs from the gift shop.


Musicals


Annie


18 and 19 February


Tickets: 11 (9 concessions)


Tel: 01732 450175


The Stag, Sevenoaks


The timeless tale of little orphan Annie is back, giving a new generation the chance to fall in love with this little girl and enjoy some incredibly wonderful songs, including Its a Hard-Knock Life. This is the perfect opportunity to take the whole family and enjoy musical theatre at its best and most catchy.


Buddy The Buddy Holly Story


1 to 5 February


Tickets: 20.50 to 27.50


Tel: 01322 220000


The Orchard Theatre, Dartford


A slice of the West End is coming to Kent, as Buddy The Buddy Holly Story kicks off its 2011 UK tour in the county. Having played to sell-out audiences in London, the show is now hitting the road. Packed full of hits, such as Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Rave on and Thatll Be The Day, this production is a must-see and celebrates the short life of one of rocknrolls pioneering musicians. Book early to guarantee your place.


Concerts


The Kast Off Kinks


24 Feb


Tickets: 15


Tel: 01732 450175


The Stag, Sevenoaks


Definitely not a tribute band, The Kast Off Kinks actually boast three actual members of The Kinks original drummer Mick Avory, Jim Rodford, who was the bass player for 20 years and keyboard player Ian Gibbons. Come along and enjoy alternative versions of some of the greatest (and catchiest) pop hits of all time, such as Waterloo Sunset, that paint a picture of a fantasy England that we all secretly wished we lived in.


The Blockheads


12 Feb


Tickets: 18.50


Tel: 01732 450175


The Stag, Sevenoaks


A legendary live show from a legendary live band - this evening promises to offer a healthy dose of English eccentricity inserted in a unique and toe-tapping take on satirical ska-punk. All profits made by this show will be donated to Hospices of Hope, Help for Heroes and to The Stag Community Arts Centre.


Dance


The Johann Strauss Gala


23 Jan


Tickets: 23.50 to 28.50


Tel: 01892 532 072


Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells


The Johann Strauss Gala is the perfect tribute to the Waltz King Johann Strauss. Celebrating the most popular music, dance and song from the Strauss family, audiences will find themselves swept back in time to the glittering ballrooms of the 19th century, where luxury and opulence abounded. The orchestra that provides the musical accompaniment to this extravaganza will be directed from the violin in a traditional Viennese manner by musical director David Juritz.


Open evening


Farming career opportunities


10 Feb


Tickets: Free


Tel: 01732 853266


Hadlow College, Tonbridge


Ever fancied a career in the agricultural industry? Bored with what you are doing at the moment and want a challenge? Want to change your career? Hadlow College could be the place for you to go. The college is hosting an informal evening designed to explore some of the career opportunities open to you. In addition to finding out more about some of the avenues available, there will also be a light buffet served as well. Pop along, youve got nothing to lose.


London


MCN London Motorcycle Show


3 to 6 Feb


Tickets: Varies


Tel: 0844 581 0752


ExCel London Exhibition Centre


For all those who prefer life on two wheels, this is a must-see show. Wander among hundreds of stands, and get a glimpse of some of the new bikes coming your way from some of the biggest motoring names in the biking world. Try them out for size, or find out how you get your licence, this exhibition has something for all levels of biker. New this year is Revolution, a 60-minute live-action extravaganza, where some of the worlds best stunt riders perform some death-defying tricks.


Colin Jones: Fifty Years of the Royal Ballet


Until 27 Feb


Tickets: Free


Tel: 020 7349 0822


Proud Chelsea


Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Royal Ballet School? Well, wonder no more, because this exhibition features some of the most candid shots, from this most exclusive of educational academies. Leading lights in the ballet world, such as Dame Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev and Dame Ninette de Valois are featured in this photographic treasure trove.


Compania Aida Gomez: Carmen


11, 12 and 13 Feb


Tickets: Contact venue


Tel: 0844 412 4300


Sadlers Wells Theatre


As party of the Flamenco Festival and accompanied by a score by Bizet and original music by Jose Antonio Rodriguez, one of Spains most prominent and innovative dancer and director presents her companys energetic and passionate dance work. Experience the passion and dedication first-hand by attending one of the performances at the Sadlers Wells.




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