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BOOK AHEAD: Leeds Classical Concert, 13 July

Leeds Castle is celebrating its 900th anniversary so this year’s open-air classical concert is sure to be even more spectacular. The iconic event has already established itself as one of the highlights of the summer season, set in the most stunning location and natural amphitheatre in front of the beautiful Leeds Castle. Snap up your spot now! leedscastleconcert.co.uk

Thinking of a career change and been toying with the idea of becoming an outstanding yoga teacher? This award winning studio in Tunbridge Wells (voted best Yoga & Pilates Studio in Kent Muddy Awards) is offering yoga teacher training for the first time. It will bring London-standard yoga teacher training out to the sticks (well the heart of Tunbridge Wells to be exact). With internationally renown yoga experts coming down to the studio to train those on the course this thorough 330 hour programme is the perfect opportunity to change the course of your life. It will run from May 2019 – December 2020. Be sure to get your application in before the close date of 28 February.  flowtunbridgewells.com

CINEMA: Picturehouse, Ashford, Open Now

From the beloved people behind Kitsu in Tunbridge Wells, say hello to Kiko Sushi & Yakitori! Located on London Road and described as the ‘grown up’ version of Kitsu with small stools and bar tables downstairs and Tatami mat style arrangement upstairs – if you’d like the full experience. We tried to grab a table but they were fully-booked all evening, so we know this place is hot stuff. Book ahead! instagram.com/kiko_sushiyakitori 

BOOK AHEAD: Happy Mondays at Dreamland, Margate, Sat 13 July

Yippeee! Dreamland are thrilled to announce that Happy Mondays will be headlining their Scenic Stage this July! Mixing funk, rave, and psychedelia, the seminal ‘Madchester’ band will be banging out hits old and new this summer so get ready to dance to ‘Kinky Afro’, ‘Step On’ and more in your finest 1990s apparel. They’re on sale now and all tickets include entry to the show and park rides. Limited VIP packages available and 1990s fancy dress encouraged. dreamland.co.uk 

FITNESS: Nature’s Elements Bootcamp, Reuthe’s, Seal, Fridays & Sundays

Reuthe’s have launched a unique Natures Element Bootcamp with their Personal Trainer, Carin. In the woods you’ll experience a full body workout using nature’s resources to build strength and burn calories. Let nature be your playground to get stronger, tone up, grow and have fun! Running every Friday at 9:15 am and Sundays at 10:30 am this February. Pert posterior, here we come! reuthes.com

NATURE: Singing with Nightingales, Green Farm Spa, April & May dates available 

Green Farm Kent is a rural retreat spa, set on a beautiful small-holding estate deep in the Kent countryside. Sitting in the idyllic Shadoxhurst conservation area it offers everything from yoga and massage, Spa Days and over-night stays. Visit in spring and you can witness the unique Singing with Nightingales experience when renowned guest artists from the world of folk, classical and jazz music sit in the woods as the sun goes down and sing with the nightingales. Book now! greenfarmkent.co.uk  

SMOKEHOUSE SUPPER CLUB: The Pork House Pit, Book Now

Don’t miss this! Join The Pork House Pit for an evening of feasting and drinks. The evening will kick off with bubbles and canapes before being seated for a seasonal 3 course meal cooked on their legendary pit smoker “Big Bertha”. Expect some delicious locally reared organic meat along with fresh season vegetable and a treat for pudding! Only £40 per person, yup we’re salivating… theporkhousepit.co.uk  

WELLBEING: New Health & Wellbeing Centre, Hever Castle

Hever Castle Health & Wellbeing is due to open in spring this year at Hever Castle Golf Club with 5 treatment rooms offering osteopathy, physiotherapy and massage. A range of yoga and pilates classes will also be available and a healthy menu extended for the clubhouse bar and restaurant. It will be open for golf members, visitors and members of the public. hevercastle.co.uk

NEW OPENING: Cave Hotel, Boughton, Launching spring 2019 

Described as ‘a hotel experience like no other’. The Cave is a boutique escape and golf resort, opening spring 2019 in Boughton, near Canterbury. Want to stay in the loop? Go to their website… cavehotels.com

ART: Process Gallery, Lenham, Open Now

Here’s a slice of the London art scene out in the sticks. This unique contemporary art gallery has just opened in Lenham, Kent. Process Gallery is part of a studio complex that contains a concrete chamber which houses X-Ray artist Nick Veasey’s work. The V&A Museum described Nick’s work as: ‘forensic investigation as an art form’ as he literally x-rays his subjects (not live while you’re there – don’t worry!). But as of Spring 2019, The Process Gallery will be bigger and better, collaborating with additional contemporary artists and even plans to open up a sculpture garden. Children and family are welcome, bring a picnic! processgallery.art 

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