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MON 17 - SUN 23 SEPT 2018


Festival of Flowers, Leeds Castle, Sat 15 – Thurs 20 Sept

See incredible floral displays inside the Castle, themed this year to ‘Ladies Day’, taking inspiration from high fashion, high society and high-stakes horseracing. Be inspired by the creativity of international award-winning floral designers and enjoy a programme of specialist talks and demonstrations.

Music@Malling, West Malling, Sun 16 – Sat 29 Sept 

A festival that brings international artists to historical venues in and around West Malling, Kent. Celebrating an eclectic mix of fabulous music; classic, jazz, vocal, world and film music. Music@Malling aims to create an outstanding artistic resource for the local area, region and beyond. Their eighth festival promises to be a special and memorable series of events in an area rich with history and outstanding natural beauty.

Distilled Masterclass, Whitley Neill Gin, Mon 17 Sept 

Head on down to ABode Canterbury to enjoy cocktails with a five-course meal and an expert masterclass from some of the best in the business. Learn the tricks of the trade and delve into the history, styles and production process of Whitley Neill Gin – this is right up our street!

TV fashion presenter, Amber Butchart comes to Antoine et Lili, Canterbury, Thurs 20 Sept

In the spirit and pursuit of culture and knowledge, Antoine et Lili in Canterbury will be hosting a series of Salon Privé exclusif evening events commencing with the highly acclaimed fashion, culture and politics historian Amber Butchart. Amber will present a fascinating insight into her career and passion for fashion between 7pm – 9pm. Guests can enjoy Champagne, canapes, culture and, of course, a gorgeous new wardrobe. To get your tickets, book through the link below…
Secret Garden, Pudding Night, Thurs 20 Sept

If you like puddings, this is the night for you! This fun packed exclusive night will be happening once a month til Christmas, so don’t miss out. You’ll start the evening with a cocktail, then the main course specially created by their chefs, then time for dessert! You can expect the traditional Bread and Butter or Sticky Toffee Pudding or Pavola. Where can I sign up?

Canterbury Food & Drink Festival, Dane John Gardens, Fri 21 – Sun 23 Sept
The Canterbury Food and Drink Festival returns wtih two stages of live music, delicious street food, a festival bar, a kids area (hello fun fair rides!), a bar (you’ll know where we’ll be) and shopping in the Produce in Kent area. Pop down to Dane John Gardens and eat your heart out!
Margate Jazz Weekend, Olbys Soul Cafe, Fri 21 – Sun 23 Sept

Featuring headline artists Courtney Pine, Omar Puente and Bansangu Orchestra, this event is an exciting new event at Olby’s Soul Cafe. If you love jazz music, it’ll be a weekend not to miss as they bring you a collection of the finest improvisers from around the world.

The Big Brocante, The Hop Farm, Fri 21 – Sun 23 Sept 

The Big Brocante, a handpicked selection of brilliant quality traders, decorative home-wares, vintage and antiques.Whether you’re a bargain hunter, collector, Vintage enthusiast, independent retailer, trade or home buyer. Arrive early for the pick of the crop!

Hush Heath Estate, Launch of ‘The View’, Sat 22 & Sun 23 Sept

Open weekend to celebrate the launch of their new stunning tasting room – ‘The View’! Tours, tasting and live music it’s not to be missed. There’s also a free shuttle bus running to and from Staplehurst station, so no excuses! Book your free tickets via the link below…

Tunbridge Wells Food & Drink Festival, Calverley Grounds, Sat 22 & Sun 23 Sept 

Royal Tunbridge Wells Food and Drink Festival is held in Calverley Grounds in the centre of the town. It is the culmination of a month long celebratory Food & Drink gala. More than 70 stallholders will sell local, national and international food with cooking demos, talks, food challenges and even a street food area.

Holi Paint Paty, Canterbury, Sat 23 Sept

Don’t forget your white t-shirt and head on down to Canterbury for the Festival of Colour! Free Holi Powder is available, colour bomb cannons and so much more. More details to be announced so make sure you keep an eye on their Facebook page…

Recalibrate Wellbeing Retreat, Kingdom Penshurst, Sat 23 Sept

Recalibrate Wellbeing Retreats are unique one-day experiences designed for the chronically busy and stressed. If you’ve forgotten to look after yourself recently, join in this wonderful retreat at Kingdom in Penshurst. There’s a whole day of activites including; a nature-fit class, beginners yoga class, woodland walk, an interatice resilience workshop and of course lunch and refreshments! Contact: to book your spot.

Baldwins, #HolidayInspirations Show, Salomons Estate, Tunbridge Wells, Sat 23 Sept

Back from your summer hols and in need of planning next year’s break? Get all your holiday inspo under one roof when all the tour operators gather for Baldwins Travel Group #HolidayInspirationsShow, set at the stunning Salomons Estate. Better still when you book your tickets you can enter the FREE Prize Draw to WIN a 7 night holiday for 2 at ANTIGUA courtesy of Caribtours and Blue Waters. 

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