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Top days out in Kent in January

PUBLISHED: 11:09 05 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:09 05 January 2016

Giselle - Russian State Ballet of Siberia at Churchill Theatre Bromley

Giselle - Russian State Ballet of Siberia at Churchill Theatre Bromley

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From ballet to garden tours, rock and roll to wrestling, Kent has it all this month

From 4 Jan

Guided Garden Tours

Explore the grounds at Groombridge Place while learning more about the estate’s history and plant life on a series of free guided walks. On Mon and Tue visitors can hear about the house’s connection to Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle and how it inspired a story featuring Sherlock Holmes.

Tickets: Normal admission charges apply

01892 861444

Groombridge Place, Tunbridge Wells

Satnav: TN3 9QG

8 Jan

Abba Mania

Just over 40 years ago ABBA won Eurovision; this special concert presentation should revive special memories of the fab Swedish four-piece.

Tickets: From £14.75. 0844 871 7620

Churchill Theatre, Bromley.

Satnav: BR1 1HA

9 Jan

A Vision of Elvis

One of the leading touring Elvis productions is celebrating all the music of Elvis Presley, from the Sun Studio years through to the incendiary ‘68 Comeback Special, with the finale being the Concert Years.

Tickets: From £21.25. 0844 871 7620

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Satnav: BR1 1HA

11 to 13 Jan

Russian State Ballet

Russia’s acclaimed ballet company will be returning to UK shores in 2016. The company will be performing three legendary ballets: Giselle (11 Jan), Sleeping Beauty (12 Jan) and The Snow Maiden (13 Jan).

Tickets: From £25.50 (even); £15.50 (matinee)

0844 871 7620.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Satnav: BR1 1HA

12 to 17 Jan

The Glenn Miller Story

Starring rock’n’roll icon Tommy Steele, this is a spectacular new musical, featuring period hits, including, of course, In The Mood.

Tickets: £22 to £46.50. 01227 787787

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Satnav: CT1 2AS

13 to 17 Jan

Cirque Berserk!

Combining contemporary cirque-style skills with off-the-scale thrilling stunt action, Cirque Berserk! is a danger-filled spectacle that will amaze audiences of all ages.

Tickets: £10 to £28. 01322 220000

The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Satnav: DA1 1ED

15 Jan

Soul Legends

Featuring the music of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Barry White and more, this production will certainly put a spring in your step.

Tickets: From £25.25. 0844 871 7620

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Satnav: BR1 1HA

15 and 16 Jan

Stargazing Live

Edenbridge & District Astronomers invite you to gaze up at the heavens. Look at the sun through solar telescopes (16 Jan) and then switch to normal telescopes to look at the Moon, Jupiter and other heavenly bodies (15 and 16 Jan). There will also be activities for children and a raffle.

Tickets: Free. www.edenbridgeastro.org.uk
Kent & Surrey Golf & Country Club, Edenbridge
Satnav: TN8 5LQ

16 Jan
Superslam Wrestling
A two-hour wrestling spectacular! Expect tag team matches, Royal Rumble matches, a Divas’ competition, ladder matches and a whole lot more, right here ringside in Kent.
Tickets: From £15.25. 0844 871 7620
Churchill Theatre, Bromley. Satnav: BR1 1HA

16 Jan
Christine Tobin
The award-winning vocalist and songwriter’s show is a celebration of Brazilian music and the songs recorded by Brazilian singer Elis Regina.
Tickets: £14. 01227 787787
The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury
Satnav: CT1 2AS

16 Jan to 28 Feb
Photography exhibition
Images on show from the international garden photographer of the year exhibition.
Tickets: Contact venue. 01580 710700
Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, nr Cranbrook
Satnav: TN17 2AB

16 Jan
Superslam Wrestling
A two-hour wrestling spectacular! Expect tag team matches, Royal Rumble matches, a Divas’ competition, ladder matches and a whole lot more, right here ringside in Kent.
Tickets: From £15.25.
0844 871 7620
Churchill Theatre, Bromley.
Satnav: BR1 1HA
18 Jan to 21 Feb
P.O.W family trail
Discover how Churchill escaped as a POW during the Boer War. Follow in his footsteps and decide how you would escape capture.
Tickets: Contact venue. 01732 868381
Chartwell, Westerham. Satnav: TN16 1PS
18 Jan to 26 Feb
They shall grow not old
Commemorative exhibition bringing to life the thoughts and feelings of soldiers who served in the trenches through their letters, music and art.
Tickets: Contact venue; normal admission charges apply. 01732 868381
Chartwell, Westerham. Satnav: TN16 1PS

18 to 23 Jan
Private Lives
Private Lives, written in just three days, remains Coward’s greatest success, and is being revived in 2016. Elyot (a role originated by Coward himself) and Amanda are a gloriously selfish divorced couple who, by a quirk of fate, meet again on their honeymoons with their new spouses.
Tickets: £15 to £41.90. 0844 871 7620
Churchill Theatre, Bromley. Satnav: BR1 1HA

19 to 23 Jan
An Inspector Calls
Oscar-nominated Stephen Daldry (who directed Billy Elliott among other great films), will be directing this multi-award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic play.
Tickets: £18 to £33.50. 01227 787787
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Satnav: CT1 2AS

19 to 23 Jan
Moscow City Ballet
The dance company returns with its dramatic story-telling and captivating performances of some of the most beloved of ballets. The company will be presenting Giselle (19 to 20 Jan) and The Nutcracker (21 to 23 Jan)
Tickets: £20 to £80. 01322 220000
The Orchard Theatre, Dartford.
Satnav: DA1 1ED

22 to 30 Jan
Jack and the Beanstalk
Travel to the once-lovely land of Eynsinham, which has been taken over by the evil giant Blunderbore, who claims punishing taxes off the good people of the realm.
Tickets: Contact venue. 07704 279948
Eynsford Village Hall, Eynsford.
Satnav: DA4 OAA
22 Jan
Maz O’Connor
Don’t miss one of British folk’s rising stars, playing a mixture of traditional songs and her own thoughtful and poetic compositions.
Tickets: £10. 01227 787787
The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury
Satnav: CT1 2AS
24 Jan
The Snow Queen
Join Ballet Theatre UK in a beautiful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale ballet, the inspiration behind the smash-hit film Frozen.
Tickets: £8 to £16.
01843 292795
Theatre Royal, Margate.
Satnav: CT9 1PW

24 Jan
Wedding Showcase
Brides and grooms-to-be and their families are invited to Hever for this rare opportunity to see the choice of wedding venues set up as they would be for ceremonies and celebrations.
Email weddings@hevercastle.co.uk
Tickets: Contact venue.
01732 865224
Hever Castle, Edenbridge.
Satnav: TN8 7NG



Until 31 Jan
Arthur’s War
An exhibition focusing on the life of Brigadier General Arthur Hussey during the events of the First World War.
Tickets: £55 (including lunch). 01892 893820
Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst. Satnav: TN3 8JN

25 to 30 Jan
Annie
Annie is coming to Kent for one week only, with Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph playing the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.
Tickets: £22 to £38. 01322 220000
The Orchard Theatre, Dartford.
Satnav: DA1 1ED

25 to 30 Jan
Let It Be
A showcase of the music of one of the world’s most revered rock‘n’roll bands; from humble beginnings in the Cavern Club to the height of Beatlemania and later studio masterpieces.
Tickets: From £20. 0844 871 7620
Churchill Theatre, Bromley. Satnav: BR1 1HA
27 to 31 Jan
Cirque de Glace
The Marlowe’s stage will be transformed into an ice rink for this spectacular show. The production combines ice dance with the world of contemporary circus performance.
Tickets: £13.50 to £32. 01227 787787
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Satnav: CT1 2AS

28 to 31 Jan
Jack & The Beanstalk
Join Jack, Silly Billy and Dame Trott in this fun-packed ‘giant’ of a family panto.
Tickets: £5.50 (child); £8.80 (adults)
07895 123450. Christ Church Hall, Ashford
Satnav: TN23 7SR

29 Jan
Pascal and Ami Rogé
Brilliant piano virtuoso Pascal Rogé, who will be joined by his partner in life and in music, pianist Ami Roge, will be continuing Frant’s International Music Festival.
Tickets: £18. 01892 750665
Frant Church, Frant.
Satnav: TN3 9DX
30 Jan
Wedding Open Day
Penshurst Place and Gardens’ first Wedding Open Day of 2016 allows couples to sample canapés, see the banqueting rooms and meet the team of wedding coordinators. Specialist wedding suppliers will be on hand to discuss everything from photography to floristry.
Tickets: Contact venue for an invitation
01892 870307
Penshurst Place and Gardens, Tonbridge
Satnav: TN11 8DG
Until Mar 2016
Forgotten Wrecks of 
the First World War
Through this Heritage Lottery-funded project, the Maritime Archaeology Trust is revealing moving accounts of bravery and sacrifice 
surrounding these sites.
Tickets: Contact venue. 01303 254472
St Peter’s Church, Folkestone.
Satnav: CT19 6AL

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