What's On In Kent

The Kent Diary is the essential, eclectic guide to what's on in Kent over the coming months. It is constantly updated and highlights some of the best local entertainment opportunities. It's been running for 12 years and aims to provide a mosaic of experiences taking place over the next ten to twelve weeks. The Diary has always juxtaposed summer fetes alongside symphony orchestras and rock bands with ploughing contests. Our ethos is that all of us are interested in a range of things and may even be tempted to try something new should we come across a tempting opportunity.

Local Kent attractions reviewed

Before attending any event always check the details with the organisers, as you may appreciate we publish all event details in good faith and we're not always in a position to present the most up to the minute news regarding changes and cancellations.

Listings are published free of charge, send submissions to content@yourcounty.co.uk, we welcome all event details no matter how big or small, can't always guarantee to publish what we receive. We try and highlight regular annual events and festivals, we publish some links at the foot of this page.

What's On In Kent And Medway

We are unable to publish all the events submitted to us but we welcome interesting entertainment opportunities from all parts of the county no matter how big or small.

Watercolour Workshop - Riverhill (Sevenoaks) - 26/04/14
Spring at Riverhill is the theme of this watercolour workshop led by Hazel Kelly.

  • Tickets - £48
  • Time - 10.30am to 15.30pm
  • More information - 01732 459777

Plant Support Workshop - Godinton House (Ashford) - 03/05/2014
Viv Hunt and Fiona Abrahams welcome you to in a series of relaxed workshops for those of you looking for greener fingers. A light lunch is included. Ring for prices and more information.

  • Time - 9.30 - 15.00
  • More information - 01233 643854

Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show Penshurst Place - 03 to 05/05/14
More than 200 craftsmen and women will be exhibiting

  • Time - 9.30am - 5pm
  • More information - 01892 870307

Nelson's Navy - Sheppey Little Theatre - 06/05/14
An illustrated talk about Nelson and his connection with Sheppey.

  • Tickets - £3
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01795 873491

Grove Singers -Ightham Mote - 11/05/14
Experience the sound of madrigals, part songs and sacred music.

  • Tickets - Normal admission prices
  • Time - 2pm and 3pm
  • More information - 01732 810378

Kate Rusby - Blackheath Halls - 16/05/14
Kate is a singer who's appeal extends way beyond the traditional domain of the folk world.

" …. exquisite interpretations of traditional material from the pocket sized folk singer with the heartbreakingly tremulous voice and bawdy Yorkshire wit"
Daily Telegraph 2012

  • Tickets - £22
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 020 8463 0100

Charity Fair on the Green - Westerham - 17/05/14
Traditional and quirky entertainment for all the family including belly dancers, a fair ground organ, Punch and Judy, Danny Marsh and Hobo and much, much more. Stalls will include: homemade cake, tombola, raffles, refreshments, plants, bric-a-brac and jewellery.

Edwardian Life - Hever Castle - 24/05 to 01/06/14
Witness characters from the Edwardian era as well as prizes for the best dressed Edwardian boy and girl.

  • Tickets - Normal admission applies
  • More information - 01732 865224

Rising Damp - Assembly Hall (Tunbridge Wells) - 02 to 04/06/14
One of the most iconic British TV comedies of the 1970s comes to the stage. Join Rupert Rigsby, Miss Jones, Alan the medical student and Philip the son of a chief.

  • Tickets - From £20.50
  • Time - 7.30pm, Wednesday matinee at 2.30pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

CAMRA Beer Festival - Tenterden Town Station - 14/06/14
As you might expect a huge range of real ales, cider and perry on tap. Morris dancers and live music throughout the afternoon and evening. Plenty of food and opportunities to ride the steam trains.

  • Tickets - Adults : £16, children : £11.00
  • Time - 10am to 11pm
  • More information - 01580 765155

A Great Kent Bike Event - North Park (Ashford) - 22/06/14
A charity bike ride of 35 or 60 miles starting and finishing at North Park, Ashford. Funds for the East Kent Hospitals Charity.

  • Time - 8am to 6pm
  • More information - 0845 460 1342

Tonbridge Arts Festival - Tonbridge Castle - 01 to 06/07/14
Building on the success of previous years the Arts Festival will be providing a mix of literary, performing and visual arts events.

  • Tickets -Varied
  • Time - Varied
  • More information - 01732 770929

Open Air Classical Concert - Leeds Castle - 12/07/14
For the fifth year the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra take centre stage at the Open Air Classical Concert, ably supported by the Military Wives Choir.

  • Tickets - Picnic Style £39 & Seated £49 (discounts for advanced booking)
  • Time - Site opens at 4pm, event ends at 10.30pm
  • More information - 0845 652 62 62

Combined Ops - Headcorn Aerodrome - 16 and 17/08/14
August will see the spectacular Combined Ops Weekend, the sixth staging of the event will take place at Headcorn Aerodrome; military vehicles & aircraft, historical re-enactment, arena events & military stalls.

  • Tickets - Adults £12, Child £9, Seniors £9, family tickets and advance booking discounts available.
  • Time - 10am – 6pm
  • More information - 0845 6526263

Feedback & Disclaimer

This page is maintained on a regular basis, we update manually which means a person at our end is responsible for publishing the information. Whilst this may mean that human errors can occur, it also ensures there is some quality control in the information we provide. These listings are provided for information purposes only always check event details with the organisers. Sometimes the details of an event may be changed or a performance cancelled without us ever being performed, even when we are notified there may not be enough time for us to update this page - always check with the venue! If you'd like details of local attractions visit our Discover Kent. Please see our disclaimer.

More Kent Events:

Listings of Kent Theatres and live music venues in Kent. Looking ahead to Broadstairs Folk Week, Wye Food Festival, Kent Big Day Out, Tenterden Folk and the Deal Festival. Please refer to our disclaimer, Yourcounty does not have any responsibility for the content of external websites.