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FRI 11 - SUN 13 OCT

Northern Ballet’s Dracula, The Marlowe Theatre, Weds 9 – Sat 12 Oct

Step into the world of Dracula – if you dare. Seducing countless generations, Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire lives on in this extraordinary ballet. The dark tale of the immortal Count is played out through Northern Ballet’s blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre enhanced by gothic sets and costumes. If you think you know what to expect from ballet, think again. This is ballet with a dramatic bite that will leave you thirsty for more – don’t miss your chance to experience it. marlowetheatre.com

Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival, Fri 11 – Sun 13 Oct

A buzzing, three-day community arts event full of creativity and participation, taking place at Trinity Theatre and other venues across Tunbridge Wells. Proving that puppetry is far from just Punch & Judy, this festival celebrates the art in all its many forms – object theatre, marionettes, shadow play, kites – from a 17ft Arbor to a mini marvel of a table top show for an audience of eight, the packed programme has something for everyone, including lots of ticketed and free shows that are perfect for families. Spanish theatre company Cal y Canto and their breathtaking A-TA-KA! show will officially launch the festival on Fri 11 Oct at Trinity Theatre Gardens where everyone is invited to a free, magically surreal outdoor show on the theme of ‘air’ – a musical spectacle of kites, torches and flying creatures that will transform and light up the sky. For the full line-up of events, head to: twpuppetryfestival.org

Samsara Yoga Day Retreat, Hadlow, Sat 12 Oct

Don’t miss Samsara Yoga Retreat this October! The last was a sell-out so this promises to be just as good. The day begins at 9am and ends at 8pm with Yoga, Meditation, sumptuous food and a Healing Gong Bath. If you can’t commit to the entire day, evening and day guest tickets are available. There will be 4 hours of Yoga, in various styles including Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga led by Co-founder Dipu Das. Nourishing brunch and even a tea and cake break! Book in now: eventbrite.co.uk 

Autumn Amble, Penshurst Place, Sun 13 Oct

Take a guided stroll through the changing colours of the Penshurst parkland and enjoy the opportunity to learn more about our ancient woodland and historic estate, led by the Penshurst Place Estate General Manager, Ben Thomas. Afterwards enjoy a delicious two-course roast lunch in the Garden Restaurant – a wonderfully cosy end to an Autumn amble. £30 pp. Book your tickets now: eventbrite.com

Wedding Showcase, Hever Castle, Sun 13 Oct

Hever Castle is once again hosting a stunning Wedding Showcase, giving guests the rare opportunity to experience the beautiful venue set up for a wedding. There will be a selection of mouth-watering delights available from their Award Winning caterers Leith’s. Cocktails, fizz and hot refreshments will be served throughout the event. Wander at your leisure around the spectacular facilities and experience first hand the magic of a wedding at Hever Castle. Meet the team who will be available to discuss your requirements and to answer any questions you may have. Register now: hevercastle.co.uk

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