Motors By The Moat, Leeds Castle, 6 – 7 May
Motors by the Moat is the ultimate weekend for anyone with a passion for cars. Get up close to hundreds of vintage, high performance and classic cars from around the world including a World War Two themed section. Perfect for petrol heads young or old (there’s look-a-like Lightning McQueen and Mater from Disney’s Cars plus a Batmobile). Use it as a means to get rid of the husband/kids for a few hours while you sip something bubbly on a picnic blanket…
4 poofs and a piano, Maidstone Music Rooms, Sat 6 May
After some time away from the limelight the camp house band from the BAFTAs and comedy award-winning Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 4 Poofs and a Piano bring their unique blend of humour and superb vocals to the stage.
Disney’s the BFG, Open air cinema, Betteshanger Park, Sat 6 May
Summer’s on its way and that means open air cinema and theatre, whether the weather’s playing ball or not – because we’re British, aren’t we? The first film of the season to kick off at the Betteshanger 0pen air cinema is Steven Spielberg’s screen adaptation of one of Roald Dahl’s best-loved stories tells the imaginative tale of Sophie and her encounters with a kind-hearted giant and the other, less friendly, inhabitants of Giant Country. Set in the heart of the park, both the cinema screen and natural auditorium are entirely uncovered – so bring your layers.
Backyard Bees, Bore Place, Sat 6 May
Fancy a bit of the Good Life? Join John Shepherd, Bore Place tutor and smallholder, for an introduction to beekeeping. This informal course will cover choosing and setting up your hive and how to maintain and care for your bee colony.
Brighton Festival, 6 – 28 May
Just a hop, skip and swing on the trapeeze over the border in Sussex is this celebration of music, theatre, circus and art – basically a whole bunch of crazy, creative stuff – all dotted around the town.