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.

An Evening with Sir Garfield Sobers - Assembly Halls (Tunbridge Wells) - 13/08/14
Perhaps the greatest cricketer of his generation, knighted by the Queen and a National Hero of Barbados.

  • Tickets - £19.50 (+booking fee)
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

Astor Beer Festival - Astor Theatre (Deal) - 15 and 16/08/14
The Cullercoats Brewery curate a festival of beer and real ale. There will be food and live entertainment. 3p from every pint sold will be donated to the RNLI Walmer Lifeboats.

  • Tickets
  • Time - 6pm to midnight
  • More information - 01304 370220

Festival of Wildlife - Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve - 16 to 17/08/14
BBC presenter Kaddy Lee-Preston joins the festival where visitors can enjoy: guided walks, bug hunting or dressing up as woodland creature or a favourite Alice in Wonderland character.

National Youth Ballet 2014 - STAG Theatre (Sevenoaks) - 21 to 23/08/13
National Youth Ballet return to Sevenoaks with an exciting new programme to entertain all ages. Whilst retaining its classical roots this talented company demonstrates how ballet has extended its reach 'Beyond Ballet'.

  • Tickets - £18.50, concessions £12.50 (+admin charges)
  • Time - Varied
  • More information - 01732 450175

Children Of Eden - Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone) - 26 to 30/08/14
Directed by Tim Westby, choreographed by Abi Staker, with musical direction by Paul Gostling. From Stephen Schwartz (Godspell and Wicked) and John Caird (Les Miserables), a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith.

  • Tickets - £12
  • Time - 7.30pm with a Wednesday matinee
  • More information - 01622 758611

Family Forest Workshops: Forest Books - King's Wood (Challock) - 30/08/14
Stour Valley Arts present Forest Books, an event that will take a suspended installation as the inspiration for stories about the inhabitants of the forest. White Hill Car Park, King's Wood, Challock.

Angelina Ballerina The Mousical - The Orchard Theatre (Dartford) - 30 and 31/08/14
Angelina Ballerina, pirouettes onto the stage in this sparkling musical packed full of singing and dancing © 2014 Hit Entertainment Limited. The running time 55 mins without an interval and the production is suitable for ages 3+.

  • Tickets - From £13.50 (+ booking fee)
  • Time - Varied
  • More information - 01322 220000

Sounds Of Simon - Astor Theatre (Deal) - 06/09/14
As the name suggests this event is a Simon and Garfunkle treatment. The show includes video clips, stories, and memories.

  • Tickets -£15
  • Time - Doors 7pm, start 8pm
  • More information -

The Sooty Show - The Orchard Theatre (Dartford) - 06/09/14
If you don't yet know what 'Izzy Wizzy Lets get busy' means this might be the performance for you. The running time is just under two hours with an interval and the production is suitable for ages 3+.

A real treat for the children and a dose of nostalgia for the parents - The Stage

  • Tickets - From £11.25 (+ booking fee)
  • Time - 10.30am & 2pm
  • More information - 01322 220000

Paul Chowdhry's PC's World - Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone) - 10/09/14
Host of Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week and Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo makes his way to maidstone for the Kent leg of his 2014 tour. 16+ only

  • Tickets - £14 + £1 Booking Fee
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01622 758611

Psychic Sally on the Road - Central Theatre (Chatham) - 11/09/14
Sally Morgan returns with her outstanding show.

  • Tickets - £24 and £22.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01634 338338

Think Floyd - Assembly Halls (Tunbridge Wells) - 13/09/14
Regarded by many as the definitive Pink Floyd tribute.

  • Tickets - £20 (+booking fee)
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

Comedy Club Night - Ashford International Hotel - 26/09/14
Prices start from £23 per person including a two-course supper, comedy show and disco special offers on overnight stay with breakfast.

  • Tickets - from £23
  • More information - 01233 219988

The Big Blue - The STAG Theatre (Sevenoaks) - 27/09/14
Classic blues with rock overtones: Stuart Bligh on electric guitar and vocals, with Andy Williams on bass guitar, Tony White on keyboard and Richmond Stockwell on drums

'take classic blues and give it a rawer edge' - The Guardian
  • Tickets - £12 (+admin fee)
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01732 450175

A Fun 'Day Out with Thomas'™ - Tenterden Station - 27 to 28/09/14
Thomas the Tank Engine, Sir Topham Hatt and The Fat Controller will be calling in at Tenterden Station together with Christopher Awdry, the son of the author of the Thomas the Tank Engine books, the Rev. Awdry.

  • Tickets - Adults £15, children £12
  • Time - 10am - 5pm
  • More information - 01580 765155

Charity Concert - The Central Theatre (Chatham) - 27/09/14
The band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Collingwood perform to raise funds for the Royal Marine Cadets of Chatham.

  • Tickets - £18
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01634 338338

Gareth Gates in Concert - Woodville Halls - 28/09/14
With Jai McDowall (Series 5 winner of Britain's Got Talent as support.

  • Tickets - Tickets £31, £26 and £16
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 08442 439480

Laughing Boy Comedy Club - The Brook Theatre (Chatham) - 09/10/14
A great line up including Kevin McCarthy as the MC, Ivo Graham, Nick Dixon and Craig Murray Over 18s only.

  • Tickets - £11
  • Time - 7.45pm
  • More information - 01634 338338

The Coco Club - The STAG Theatre (Sevenoaks) - 11/10/14
This vintage nightclub features period music from 'Empire Radio' and live performances by renowned musicians 'The New Arcadians'.

  • Tickets - £15 (+ admin charges)
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01732 450175

The Lindisfarne Story - Assembly Halls (Tunbridge Wells) - 27/10/14
Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell perform many of the band's classic songs as well as sharing the 'real' story of the group.

The Lindisfarne Story is the result of fifty years of friendship and musical collaboration. It tells the tale of a bunch of Geordie lads with a dream. There's a lot of laughs, a few tears and a barrowload of fantastic music. Best of all for me, I don't have to carry a great big drumkit.'
-Ray Laidlaw

  • Tickets - £18.50 (+booking fee)
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

Zombie Prom - The Central Theatre (Chatham) - 27 and 28/10/14
Presented by the Pauline Quirke Academy and from the writers of Eastwick comes this deadly humorous musical set in a 1950's High School.

  • Tickets - £12
  • Time - 7pm
  • More information - 01634 338338

Folkestone Baroque - St Leonard’s Church - 1/11/14
(Ross Winters & Nathan Winters (recorder), Floriane Peycelon & Ellen O’Dell (baroque violins), Sarah Boxall (cello), Anthony Halstead (harpsichord) and Folkestone Baroque choir. Music by German composers – Bach, Buxtehude, Handel, Telemann. There is a wine bar usually open before concerts and the interval.

  • Tickets - £10
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01303 264429

Chas & Dave - The Central Theatre (Chatham) - 08/11/14
The Central Theatre hosts a show likely to feature all their classics including: "Gertcha", "The Sideboard Song" (Got My Beer on the Sideboard Here)", "Rabbit", "Ain't No Pleasing You", "Margate", and "London Girls", as well as material from the new album.

  • Tickets - Band A: £26.50, Band B: £24.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01634 338338

An Inspector Calls - The STAG Theatre (Sevenoaks) - 12 to 15/11/14
An Inspector Calls by J B Priestly, a play premiered in Moscow in 1945!

  • Tickets - £16, £14, £11 and £9 (+admin fee)
  • Time - Varied
  • More information - 01732 450175

Madama Butterfly - Assembly Halls (Tunbridge Wells) - 20/11/14
Opera & Ballet International present an Ellen Kent Production: Puccini's Madama Butterfly, the story of a Japanese girl who falls in love with an American serviceman.

'This is a Butterfly to cherish' - Manchester Evening News

  • Tickets - £35, £30, £24 (+booking fee)
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

The Abba Reunion Tribute Show - Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone) - 21/11/14
The 40th Anniversary of 'Waterloo' Tour created by the original Director, Producer and Choreographer of the Award Winning Abbamania West End musical, and stars the original 'Frida' from the London cast!

  • Tickets: £19* (includes £1 booking fee)
  • Time
  • More information - 01622 758611

John Cleese: So, Anyway - Assembly Halls (Tunbridge Wells) - 19/12/14
John Cleese brings his unique personal insight to Tunbridge Wells with a presentation and elaboration of material from his new book, So, Anyway.

  • Tickets - £29.50 (includes signed copy of his book) (+booking fee)
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

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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.

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