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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



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.



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.


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.


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.


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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