FRI 1 - SUN 3 JUNE
Jazz On The Lawn with the Harry Witty Trio, Ashford, 1 Jun
This summer sees the return of the exclusive ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ event at the Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Ashford. Listen to a live jazz band in the beautiful grounds of the hotel, whilst enjoying a delicious traditional afternoon tea. The afternoon begins at 2pm with tea and coffee, a feast of delicate sandwiches, cakes, sweet treats and scones, then the Harry Whitty Trio will be performing from 2:30pm and from 4pm.
Battle of Britain Evening, Headcorn Aerodrome, 1 – 2 Jun
One for aviation or cinema enthusiasts alike! In the evening the Aero Legends season premiere will commence with a an atmospheric sunset Supermarine Spitfire display. During the evening the free outdoor cinema will be screening the classic Battle of Britain (1969) film as an original Spitfire takes position beside the big screen, as Headcorn Aerodome was formerly known as RAF Lashenden
Expect vintage photo booths, stands selling local food and drink, retro dress and impressive up-do’s.
Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, Tue 29 May – Sat 2 Jun
Yup, that’s right this one’s based on the 1970s classic TV comedy – nostalgia alert! Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em hits the road with Joe Pasquale as the lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer. Betty has exciting news for Frank, but he’s preoccupied by possible newfound fame as a magician. With guests arriving for dinner and crossed wires all round, priceless misunderstandings are on the menu. Susie Blake (Coronation Street, The Victoria Wood Show, Blithe Spirit) stars as his disapproving Mother-in-Law and Sarah Earnshaw as his long-suffering wife Betty.
Rochester Dickens Festival, Rochester, 2 Jun
A weekend of colourful celebration, enlightening entertainment and Dickensian discovery, in honour one of England’s greatest writers. From costumed parades and street acts to competitions, readings and a fair, Rochester’s streets and green spaces will be awash with entertainment, celebrating the life and literature of such an iconic British writer.