What's On In Kent - Where To Go And What To See

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.

The Basil Brush Show - Assembly Hall Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) - 05/07/15
With half a century of performance behind him, Basil 's popularity is showing no signs of waning.

  • Tickets - Adults £14, children £12
  • Time - 2.30pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

Erith Playhouse - One Singular Sensation - 06 to 11/07/15
Devised by Ian Humphreys and David Maun, this show will feature over 40 songs from some of the best musicals that have been hits on both stage and screen from productions such as; A Chorus Line, Evita, West Side Story, On the Town, Grease, Oliver, Sweeney Todd, My Fair Lady, Cabaret, The Pajama Game, Gypsy, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Anything Goes, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Whistle down the Wind, Matilda, Billy Elliott, Bugsy Malone, Saturday Night Fever, Sister Act, Aladdin, Spamalot and Mary Poppins.A fantastic show and an entertaining night out for the whole family.

Erith Playhouse

  • Tickets - £11
  • Time - 7.45pm Monday to Saturday, matinee at 4pm on Saturday
  • More information - 01322350345

Advanced Skateboarding - Revolution Skatepark (Broadstairs) - 07/07/15
Advanced Skateboarding at Revolution Skatepark, Oakwood Industrial Estate.

  • Tickets - £43.00
  • Time - 17pm to 19pm

Pride & Prejudice - Godinton House & Gardens - 11/07/15
Open air theatre brought to you by the The Pantaloons in the Walled Gardens.

  • Tickets - TBC
  • Time - 6.30pm
  • More information - 01233 643854

Justin Hayward - Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury) - 12/07/15
The songwriter, vocalist and guitar player of The Moody Blues, Justin performs a range of material including: Nights In White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon, Story In Your Eyes and I Know You're Out There Somewhere.

  • Tickets - £35 and £30
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01227 787787

Treasure Island - Trinity Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) - 14/07 to 19/07
Written by By Robert Louis Stevenson but adapted by Phil Willmott and presemnted by the Trinity Theatre Club. A classic story underscored with lashings of comedy. Directed by Helen Thorpe and recommended for all ages.

'...a delightful blend of the salty and the silly...' The Independent

  • Tickets - TBC
  • Time - TBC
  • More information - 01892 678 678

The Billy Joel Songbook - Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone) - 17/07/15
Elio Pace performs some of Billy Joel's hits including: Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man.

  • Tickets - £20
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01622 758611

Frankly Sinatra - Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury) - 18/07/15
Sit back and enjoy one of the leading Sinatra tribute acts in Stephen Triffitt.

  • Tickets - £25
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01227 787787

Ightham's Summer Celebration - Ightham Mote - 18/07/15
Organised in conjunction with Ightham & District Gardeners' Club Summer Show, it will include; Craft stalls, Dizzy O'Dare and the Giant balloon show, music & dance, children's activities, and home-made teas!

  • Time - 10am - 5pm
  • More information - 01732 810378

Summer Holiday Trail - Lullingstone Country Park (Dartford) - 22/07 to 01/09/15
Follow the clues, answer the questions and complete the trail to receive a prize. Trail sheets avaliable from the Visitor Centre between 10am and 3pm.

  • Tickets - £2.50 per activity sheet
  • Time - Last trail sold at 3pm
  • More information - 03000 411811

City of Rochester Ensemble - Woodville Halls (Gravesend) - 23/07/15
Violin: Gill Rutland, Violin: Helen Woollett, Viola: Elisabeth Sadler, Cello: Adrian Cole
Piano: Jerome Sadler.

1) Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A Major Op.101
2) Faure: Piano Quintet No.1 in D Minor Op. 89

  • Tickets - £5
  • Time - 1pm
  • More information - 01474 337459

Summer Holiday Activity Trail - Manor Park Country Park (West Malling) - 24/07 to 06/09/15
Explore the park following our self-led activity trail and see what you can discover about the park. All completed trails will receive a small prize.

  • Tickets - £2.50 per activity sheet
  • Time - Last trail sold at 3pm
  • More information - 03000 414747

Port of Dover Community Regatta - Dover - 25/07/15
Exciting displays on sea, land and air, facilities include accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, food & drink.

  • Tickets - Free
  • More information - 01304 240 400

Whitstable Oyster Festival - Whitstable - 25 to 31/07/15
The festival will host headline acts such as: Johnny Borrell & Zazou, The Cuban Brothers, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club, The Comedy Impro AllStars feat. Marcus Brigstocke, Stephen Frost, The Hamish Stuart Band and Tim Edey.

  • Tickets - Varied
  • Time - Varied
  • More information - 01227 862102

The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Whatman Park (Maidstone) - 08/08/15
Changeling Theatre invite you to an outdoor production of Shakespeare's first play.

  • Tickets - £19.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01622 758611

Combined Ops 2015 - Headcorn Aerodrome - 15 to 16/08/15
A Military Vehicle and Airshow held at Headcorn Aerodrome. A family event including static military vehicles, history re-enactment groups, arena events, military stalls, children's mini tanks and food stalls.

  • Tickets - Adults £12
  • More information - 07769 683345

The Sandwich Festival - Sandwich - 27/08 to 31/08/15
The Festival brings the August Bank Holiday weekend to life a programme of activities includes: street stalls, Italian food market, street music , the duck race, barn dance and classic cars. Free parking in Cow Leas Meadow.

  • Tickets - Free
  • Time - Varied
  • More information - 01304 613882

Artisan Cider Festival - Brogdale (Faversham) - 29 to 30/08/15
The festival is bigger and better in 2015 with an amazing range of local artisan ciders and music. Groups welcome and guided tours will be available, accessible toilets and accessible parking on site. Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome.

  • Tickets - Adults - £8.00
  • Time - 10am to 4pm
  • More information - 01795 536250

The Mousetrap - Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury) - 01/09/15
The record breaking longest-running show with more than 25,000 performances returns to Canterbrury. An atmospheric thriller.

  • Tickets - From £20
  • Time - Evenings: 7.30pm, Thu & Sat matinees: 2.30pm
  • More information - 01227 787787

Abbamania - Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone) - 16/09/15
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ABBA with this leading tribute act.

  • Tickets - £20.50
  • Time - 19.30pm
  • More information - 01622 758611

Think Floyd - Assembly Hall Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) - 17/09/15
One of the best Floyd tributes.

  • Tickets - £21.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

Islands In The Stream - Woodville Halls (Gravesend) - 27/09/15
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers tribute perform a range of hits including: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, Coward of the County, Love is Like a Butterfly and Lady'

  • Tickets - From £19
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01474 337459

Die Fledermaus - Assembly Hall Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) - 09/10/15
An acclaimed Ellen Kent production.

  • Tickets - From £25
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

An Evening of Dirty Dancing - Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone) - 09/10/15
Put your dancing shoes on and enjoy classic songs such as: Big Girls Don't Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Hungry Eyes and The Time of My Life.

  • Tickets - £17.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01622 758611

The RAF In Concert - Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury) - 17/10/15
To commemorating the Battle of Britain the bands of the Royal Air Force bring the music of the war years back to life.

  • Tickets - From £19
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01227 787787

Wild Food Walk - Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park (Faversham) - 17/10/15
Learn about the wild foods to look out for at this time of year. To register or book, please call 03000 414793 and speak to Simon Ginnaw.

  • Time - 10am - 12pm
  • More information - 03000 414793

All Star Superslam Wrestling - Woodville Halls (Gravesend) - 27/10/15
James Mason and Oliver Grey are just two of the names on this all star bill.

  • Tickets - From £12.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01474 337459

Haunted Castle After Dark - Dover Castle - 30 & 31/10/15
Over-13s only for an evening of spooky fun.

  • Tickets - Adults £12
  • Time - 6pm to 10pm
  • More information - 01304 211067

An Evening with Noel Fielding - Assembly Hall Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) - 13/11/15
The Boosh's Noel Fielding undertakes his first live tour in five years.

  • Tickets - £25
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

Nine Below Zero - Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury) - 14/11/15
The blues and rock outfit still fronted by Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham.

  • Tickets - £15
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01227 787787

Avenue Q - Woodville Halls (Gravesend) - 17 to 21/11/15
Winner of the Tony Awards 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.

  • Tickets - From £15
  • Times - Varied
  • More information - 01474 337459

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