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.

Recital for Flute and Piano - Canterbury Cathedral - 10/10/14
Featuring music by Scarlatti, Bach, Fauré, Poulenc & Frank, performed by Patrick Williams and Sephen Barlow.
The performance will take place in the Eastern Crypt, and tickets are available from Patrick's Kitchen at The
Goods Shed.

  • Time - 19.30
  • More information - http://www.williamsbarlowrecital.ticketsat

Jacqui Dankworth - Blackheath Halls - 10/10/14
Returns to Blackheath Halls, Jacqui presents her new tour for the album Live to Love.

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

Blind - Marlowe Studio (Canterbury) - 15 to 16/10/14
Performed by Grace Savage and directed by The Paper Birds this is a journey of discovery into the influences on young women today delivered by a beatbox champion. Suitable for 15+

  • Tickets - £12
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - www.thepaperbirds.com

Kentish Folksingers and Folksongs - Maidstone Museum - 18/10/14
The living tradition of Kent folksong will be explore and explained by Dr Geoff Doel.  John Morgan will be onhand to provide examples of these songs.

  • Tickets - £7
  • More information - 01622 602838

Best of BE Festival 2014 - Gulbenkian Theatre (Canterbury) - 21 to 22/10/14
European theatre in the form of Radioballet (Hungary) | Julia Schwarzbach (Austria) | Mokhallad Rasem (Belgium)

"a fantastic way to support emerging artists and showcase delicate work" (Best of BE FESTIVAL 2013)
«««« Daily Telegraph

  • Tickets- £12
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01227 769075

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 drum kit.'
-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

Fundraising Ball - MidKent College (Gillingham) - 01/11/14
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK are holding a masquerade themed ball at the Medway Campus in Gillingham.

Elijah - Canterbury Cathedral - 01/11/14
Part of the Canterbury Festival, the Canterbury Choral Society and the Canterbury Philharmonic Orchestra with
Sir Willard White in the title role.

  • Time -19.30
  • More information - 01227 762862

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

Joan Armatrading - The Orchard Theatre (Dartford) - 11/11/14
Her first solo tour in over 40 years of touring.

  • Tickets - From £28.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01322 220000

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

Blackheath Goes Gospel 2014 - Blackheath Halls - 22/11/14
A night of uplifting gospel singing in the Great Hall.

  • Tickets - £10 | £8 | £5 under 12s
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 020 8463 0100

Advent Carol Service - Canterbury Cathedral - 30/11/14
A Service of carols to mark the beginning of Advent Enter via the South West Door.

  • Tickets - Free
  • Time - 14.30pm
  • More information - 01227 762862

Rigoletto - The Orchard Theatre (Dartford) - 04/12/14
Opera & Ballet International present an Ellen Kent Production, Verdi Rigoletto.

  • Tickets -
  • Time - 7.30pm

Beethoven and a Birthday World Premiere - Blackheath Halls - 06/12/14
Tom Hammond conductor, Daniel Pailthorpe flute. Sinfonia Tamesa are delighted to be giving the world première of Matthew Taylor's Concerto, written especially for us and for the Principal flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Pailthorpe.

Programme: Beethoven Prometheus overture, Matthew Taylor flute concerto - world premiere, Beethoven symphony no.3 'eroica'.

  • Tickets - £10 | £8
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 020 8463 0100

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

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac - Orchard Theatre (Dartford) - 01/02/15
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the UK with a supurb new stage production. Fleetwood Mac tribute.

"Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac have taken the Tribute performance to another level" - The London Evening Standard

  • Tickets - From £23.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01322 220000

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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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