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.

Half Term Activity Trail - Lullingstone Country Park (Dartford) - 13/02/16
Drop in any day between 10am and 3pm and pick up one of our trail sheets. Explore the woods following our self-led activity trail and see what you can discover about the park. All completed trails will receive a small prize.

  • Tickets - Free
  • Time - Last trail sold at 3pm

Scaramouche Jones - Playhouse Theatre (Whitstable) - 20/02/16
Justin Butcher's classic piece of theatre brilliantly weaves the actual events of a century which shaped the word we live in today.

  • Tickets - From £9
  • Time - 7.45pm
  • More information - 01227 272042

The Simon and Garfunkel Story - Woodville Hall (Gravesend) - 26/02/16
50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' to name a few.

  • Tickets - From £17.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01474 337459

Hospice Choir Competition - Assembly Halls (Tunbridge Wells) - 27/02/16
The Live Final - main sponsored by Benenden Hospital Trust, media sponsor The Index Magazine.

NT Live Screening, As You Like It (Encore) - EM Forster Theatre (Tonbridge) - 03/03/16
With Rosalie Craig as Rosalind.

  • Tickets - Adults £14 - Under 16 £12 - Over 65 £12
  • Time - 7pm to 10pm
  • More information - 01732 304241

May the Toys Be With You - The The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge - to 06/03/16
An exhibition that not even Darth Vader could halt. Classic toys and posters from the late seventies through to the mid eighties.

  • Tickets - Free (Please Pay What You Can)
  • Time - Monday to Wednesday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 9am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
  • More information - www.canterbury.co.uk/beaney/

Celebrating Hoagy - Theatre Royal (Margate) - 05/03/16
A production that brings together acclaimed singer-pianist Chris Ingham with stellar trumpeter Paul Higgs (former RSC and National Theatre MD). Travelling through the sucesses of Hoagy Carmichael (How Little We Know, Georgia On My Mind, Skylark, Ole Buttermilk Sky, Lazy Bones, et al).

  • Tickets - Standard £14 - Concessions £12 - Friends £10 - Booking fee 50p per ticket in person/phone, £1.50 per ticket online.
  • Time - 19.30pm
  • More information - 01843 292795

The Great Gatsby - Woodville Hall (Gravesend) - 09/03/16
Original work by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted by Stephen Sharkey, directed by Eliot Giuralarocca, musical direction Ellie Verkerk. The Great Gatsby is brought to life in this sizzling new stage adaptation from nationally acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre.

  • Tickets - From £13
  • Time -1.30pm and 7.30pm
  • More information - 01474 337459

Cabaret of Curiosities Burlesque Special - The Brook Theatre (Chatham) - 11/03/16
Dress to impress for a dazzling night in Medway.

  • Tickets - £12.50
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01634 338338

Purple Zeppelin - Assembly Halls (Tunbridge Wells) - 19/03/16
Excellent rock tribute show.

Swan Lake - Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone) - 03/04/16
Possibly the most reknown ballet in the world, performed on this one occasion by the Vienna Festival Ballet.

  • Tickets - £20, concession: £17
  • Time - 2pm
  • More information - 01622 758611

Quartet - Whitstable Playhouse (Whitstable) - 14 to 16/04/16
Ronald Harwood, Oscar and Academy award-winning playwright of The Dresser and screen writer for The Pianist film, is the writer of Quartet, a story of self-discovery, of ageing and loss of ability, and of life-long friendships.

  • Tickets - From £9
  • Time - 7.45pm
  • More information - 01227 272042

The Rubettes - featuring Alan Williams - Woodville Hall (Gravesend) - 22/04/16
An evening with original Rubettes Alan Williams, John Richardson and Mick Clarke as they play the hit's and tell 'like it was'. Accompanied by Steve Innes Etherington.

  • Tickets - From £21
  • Time -1.30pm and 7.30pm
  • More information - 01474 33745

RTWCS A Sea Symphony - Assembly Halls (Tunbridge Wells) - 23/04/16
Roy Douglas Memorial Concert, Julie Cooper (Soprano) and Andrew Mayor (Baritone) conducted by Rebecca Miller. The programme includes:

Ralph Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony Plus - Alwyn - Elizabethan Dances RTWCS with The Salomon Orchestra

Magic of Motown: The Reach Out Tour - The Central Theatre (Chatham) - 29/04/16
Britain's biggest Motown spectacular embarks on its nationwide tour with songs from Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Jackson 5, the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and more.

  • Tickets - Band A: £25.50, Band B: £23.50
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01634 338338

Joachim Koester: The Other Side of the Sky - Turner Contemporary (Margate) - to 08/05/16
Danish artist Joachim Koester comes to the Turner to present atmospheric films, installations and photography

  • Tickets - Free (Donations always welcome)
  • Time - 10:00 - 18:00
  • More information - 01843 233000

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live - Assembly Halls (Tunbridge Wells) - 14/05/16
If you don't know who Mr Maker is this event is not for you!

The Fureys - Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone) - 19/05/16
If you're into Irish music this might be for you!

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

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain- The Central Theatre (Chatham) - 10/06/15
The Gigasecond Tour presented by the fiesty genre spanning ukulele combo.

  • Tickets - Band A: £22.00, Band B: £20.00
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01634 338338

Andrew Lawrence, Uncensored - Woodville Hall (Gravesend) - 10/06/16
One of Britain's best and one of the most subversive and intelligent comedian, Andrew Lawrence, has been lauded with many awards and nominations for his comedy including winning The BBC New Comedy Award, and being twice nominated for The Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award.

  • Tickets - From £12
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01474 33745

Mark Watson - Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone) - 12/06/16
Award winning star of TV and Radio is back on the road again with hisI'm Not Here Tour 2016 .

  • Tickets - £18.50 ( includes £1 booking fee)
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01622 758611

Sarah Millican - Assembly Halls (Tunbridge Wells) - 12/09/16
Sarah Millican is venturing outside.

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