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Superflashy Newsflash! The latest local goss

Piping hot news, coming atcha! This week: new openings, hot events, panto and even luxury dining pods (yes really!)

NEW: Winter Garden Globe, The Curious Eatery

Winter is coming so experience The Curious Eatery hospitality in your very own Winter Garden Globe! These heated private dining pods are launching this month with a speaker and luxurious interiors for up to six people. We expect these to sell-out asap! So book yours now.

PANTO: Jack & The Beanstalk, Assembly Hall Theatre, Fri 18 Dec – Sun 3 Jan 2021

Don’t miss the Assembly Hall Theatre’s Pop-Up Panto Jack & The Beanstalk because Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without panto right? This festive season might not be exactly the same as every other year – but let’s embrace it and support those businesses we love – and celebrate how they have adapted. Like our favourite local theatre who has pulled out all the stops for us! It will be slightly smaller than usual and we’ll be socially distanced but it’ll still be great for the family, fast paced and full of fun. Book your tickets here. ALL tickets start from: £12.75.

NEW BEAUTY SALON: The Chair Beauty, Canterbury

You know how much we love hair specialists The Chair, well they’ve just opened a brand new beauty salon, The Chair Beauty! Set inside their beautiful sixteenth century salon, with relaxing warm rooms and an impressive treatment menu – the only salon in Canterbury to offer Decléor Facials, don’t cha know! You can also expect OPI nails, Mlab lashes, St Tropez spray tans, waxing, brow tinting and massages. What will we have done first?!

BOOK THIS: Scandi Cooking Class, The Cooking Apple, 10 Nov

Join a Virtual Cooking Class with Pip from The Cooking Apple! Spend 75mins making indulgent Christmas delights in your own kitchen. Tues 10 Nov, 1-2:15pm for £17.50 pp. Book your spot here.

NEW: Valentina Pods, The Plough at Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks

Why not book your own luxury Dining Pod this winter? Available from the 27 Oct – 3 Jan. Book your own Apres Ski, Autumn Banquet or Winter Wonderland Pod! Each pod is heated, weather resistant and perfectly safe for family, friends or colleagues (groups of 6 of course!). They all have come with lighting, bluetooth speakers and themed decorations to make your dining pod experience magical! Book your table here and be quick.

GO SEE: Folkestone Harbour Arm

There’s no need to be bored as Folkestone Harbour Arm, Folkestone’s beautiful promenade out at sea with some of the best views, is staying open this Autumn! It’s got an amazing collection of small, independent businesses for food, drink and entertainment. Experience the legendary Drive-In Cinema and watch all your favourite films with great snacks from your own cars (don’t forget the pillows and duvet for all the comfort). Or head to The Goods Yard, a sheltered outdoor space so you can enjoy the yummy food and drink traders without having to compete with the wind and waves.

BOOK THIS: Fire Soul Sessions, Samsara Retreat & Yoga, 5 Nov

Why not spend the Nov 5 a bit differently this year? With a healing sound bath, an energising Yoga session with Dipu and a scrumptious supper of Chilli ‘Non-Carne’ and gooey toasted smores around the Samsara fire pit. It definitely will be one to remember. Book your tickets here.

NEW RESTAURANT: Tipis, Yalding

Wedding and Events Venue The Gardens in Yalding, have opened a new restaurant called Tipis – literally in tipis surrounded by 12 acres of stunning grounds. The new restaurant is committed to keeping its carbon footprint low and only using the finest ingredients from local food and drink producers. You can expect rustic, comforting British dishes from pumpkin soup to steak and ale pie and garden apple crumble. Open Thurs – Sun, view the menu here. Date night with a difference? Yes please!

VIRTUAL COOK-ALONG: Mojito & Mexican Fiesta, Alive With Flavour, Wed 4 Nov

Want to get hands-on with food and meet new people every month? The Alive with Flavour Supper Clubs is a fab chance to do just that! Join them this November for their Virtual Supper Club with guest chef, Jacqueline Wise. Make delicious Mexican fillings and the family favourite enchiladas. Go on try something new and cook along! Plus who doesn’t love a Mojito? Book your spot now.

FOR THE DADS: ‘Dadoo Box’ from Baboo Box

Baboo Box is the pregnancy survival kit that thinks of everything you may need EVERY step of the way and now they’ve just launched Dadoo Box, because why should the dads feel left out? It’s a box filled with items to ease the journey into fatherhood, to help with bonding and to help recover from those sleepless nights. Get 5% OFF with the discount code: Dadoo5 – who wouldn’t love a gorgeous box of carefully curated pregnancy goodies arriving on their doorstep?

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