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New Jersey Nights, Leas Cliff Hall, Mon 26 Aug

The international hit show New Jersey Nights takes you on a musical journey celebrating the greatest hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Featuring four great singers, perfect harmonies, stylised costumes, a rockin’ live band and amazing dancers Jersey Nights delivers all of the Four Seasons hits, including: Sherry, Rag Doll, Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Let’s Hang On, Walk Like a Man, Dawn, Silence is Golden, Oh What a Night and many more. Book your tickets now! 

Ice Cream Festival, Kent Life, Mon 26 Aug

Leave your favourite t-shirts at home, because it’s time to welcome back the Ice Cream Festival! Sample tasters from ice cream vendors, chocolatiers and sweet stalls. Pop into the Village Hall and put your creative talents to good use whilst grown-ups can treat themselves to a tipple from the bar or try the Pimms on the Village Green. Join in the animal activities or why not visit the face painter? Sit back and enjoy music from the ‘Dairy Stage’, take a trip on the fun farm ride or enjoy traditional entertainment with the Punch and Judy show!

Blood Brothers, Marlowe Theatre, Tues 27 – Sat 31 Aug

Willy Russell’s multi-award winning musical comes to Canterbury, telling the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Don’t forget your handkerchief!

Bohemian Rhapsody, Hever Castle, Tues 27 Aug

Watch Oscar-nominated Bohemian Rhapsody in The Festival Theatre, an open air venue set in the gardens of Hever Castle in a stunning location on the Two Sisters Lawn adjacent to Anne Boleyn Walk. Enjoy the foot-stomping celebration of Queen and their music under the stars. If the sun doesn’t shine, you can still the enjoy the spectacular setting as the stage is fully covered and the seating is tiered with the vast majority of seats under new seating canopies.

Open Air Cinema, Betteshanger Country Park, Thurs 29 – Sat 31 Aug

Dirty Dancing, Bohemian Rhapsody and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Doors open at 7:30 and the film will start at 9pm. Pack a blanket or deckchair and a hamper. Sit back, (popcorn in hand) relax and enjoy an alternative cinema experience under the stars. 

Local Liquor Night, Curious Eatery, 29 Aug

Join The Curious Eatery as they celebrate some of Kent’s brilliant local spirit producers. (Oh you’re all-ears now aren’t you?) Muddy loves this fab restaurant, set up in what was a disused pub in Boughton Monchelsea, so south of Maidstone and just north of Sutton Valence. The immediate surrounds are quite suburban – basically it’s off the beaten track and the kind of place that you’d never stumble across unless you’d heard about it from word-of-mouth. But inside is an outstanding restaurant (Finalist in Best Restaurant in Kent in 2019 Muddy Awards) and they also organise much-sought after Secret Supper Clubs. This event promises to be just as successful. *Hic*. Tickets are £15 and include food and live music by The Borrowers. Tickets available at the Eatery.

The James Bond Concert Spectacular, Leas Cliff Hall, Fri 30 Aug

Don’t miss this superb evening of James Bond hits! Experience the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond like you’ve never heard it before, a stunning concert at Leas Cliff Hall this August performed by some of the UK’s leading musicians. Enjoy the favourites: Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, License To Kill amongst all the others with top musicians and stunning dancers, this is set to be a fabulous night-out. Get your tickets now:

One Love Festival, The Hop Farm, 30 Aug – 1 Sept

One Love Festival returns to The Hop Farm for 2019. With a laid back, chilled out vibe come and enjoy live music acts over the weekend. Reggae, dance, peace and love abound.

Weald of Kent Country Craft Show, Penshurst Place, 30 Aug – 1 Sep

The three-day show will pitch its marquees in the beautiful grounds of Penshurst Place, creating a relaxed family day out. Think ‘festival vibe but without the mud’, this fun-packed family day is one of the most prestigious craft shows in the country. With over 150 exhibitors showcasing a range of exquisite items for the home and garden from beautifully crafted furniture to handmade clothing. Join in with  the workshops and heritage craft demonstrations. Enjoy the street food, drinks stalls and live music throughout the day in the striking landscape of Penshurst Place.

Camp Wildfire, Heritage Pine Forest, Sevenoaks, 30 Aug – 2 Sept

Camp Wildfire returns this summer for an explosion of immersive adventure and parties set in an idyllic forest near Sevenoaks. Think Summer Camp but for adults! Participate in thrilling adventure adventures including flying trapeze, raft building, quad biking, archery battles plus more. By night the forest will transform into a hedonistic festival with diverse music programmes featuring Craig Charles, DJ Yoda and Little Gay Brother, secret late-night parties, adventure talks and the chance to cosy up around campfires. Book up now:

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