Category: What’s On
Big Painting Course, Godinton House, Ashford, Fri 15 Apr – Fri 6 May
If you fancy honing your skills in painting or simply trying a new hobby, Friday is your last chance to reserve a place on this four-week course set in the picturesque Godinton estate surrounded by stunning gardens and parkland. Run by artist Kaidy Lewis, it’s for people who want to learn how to create large scale paintings using acrylics and oils.
I have discovered a new passion. Foraging. And no, I’m not referring to my rummaging around the back of the kitchen cupboards for some out-of-date pistachios to accompany an early evening G & T. I’m talking wild foraging – the search for foliage, flowers, fruit and fungi out there in its natural habitat. I know, it comes as even more of a surprise to me than you. I’m the person who made their seven-year-old son wear marigolds to clear up the apples that had fallen on the orchard floor surrounding our house because, you know, they were a *tad* mouldy.
Kids are arguing over the Xbox controller. Already? Aaaargh!! Do not despair. I’ve just found something totally cool and different to do with the Mini Muddies in the hols and it’s so cheap it’s almost free. It not only gets you out and about but allows you to explore some of our great county’s wonderful towns in a really fun way. It’s self-guided themed Treasure Trails and it screams ‘holiday saviour’ if not for this Easter, then definitely one to keep up your sleeve for the epic summer holiday break *hyperventilates*.
It’s come around fast don’t you think, but begads we’re prepared for you, Easter hols! Muddy Stilettos will not be defeated by children or boredom (or, um, both) and so here, for your delectation, is the definitive, comprehensive, curated, totally indispensable Muddy Guide to the Easter holidays.
No need to thank me, just buy me a very large champagne martini…
Edmondson Interiors Showroom Open Evening Event, Goudhurst, Thurs 14 Apr
That surprised you didn’t it?
Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, Mon 21 – Sat 26 Mar
There’s only a few days to catch this hit musical, which promises a flamboyant joy ride back to the Nineties. Based on the Aussie film, it’s the story of three friends who camp it up on a road trip across the Australian Outback. Duncan James is fab into the role of Tick, seen here complete with flip-flop frock (join the queue people, we all want one).
The Revenant, Kino Cinema Hawkhurst, Mon 7 Mar and Wed 9 Mar
Blessed as I am with the gift of sight, yeah sure, Leo is hot. But I swear by Merlin’s beard that’s not the reason he’s been one of my all time favourite actors since, like forever. I could literally list half a dozen other films for which he equally deserved to raise the ripped golden torso.
Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, 11 Feb – 22 May
My fabulous, finger-on-the-pulse colleague Muddy Berks gave me the heads up on this one and I couldn’t wait to tell you about it. Having been at the forefront of fashion, beauty and portrait photography since its launch in 1916, British Vogue has an enviable and unrivalled archive of outstanding imagery.
It’s half term already. I know, it’s hard to believe. Five minutes ago, we were picking pine needles out of the carpet – now it’s time to figure out how to keep the little darlings amused for a whole week again.
Lucky for us, there’s loads of fun stuff going on across the county and beyond. Indoors, outdoors, crafty, sporty, musical, you name it. So, time to get planning.