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MON 25 JUNE - SUN 1 JULY 2018

The Campfire Tales, The Canterbury Tales, May 17 – Aug 30 

Popular visitor attraction The Canterbury Tales has just launched a new weekly programme of twilight storytelling events. The Campfire Tales will embrace the city’s ancient storytelling traditions; gather around a crackling campfire and listen to a storyteller recount the tales. Taking place every Thursday evening from May to August, in the Medieval Story Garden behind the attraction, stories will begin at 7pm. Don’t forget to bring your own cup! Free refills of tea, coffee and, hot chocolate available – let’s get cosy.

Derren Brown: Underground, The Marlowe, Tues 26 – Sat 30 Jun

Derren Brown, the multi-award winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, is bringing his latest show Underground to Kent theatres! He returns to amaze, astonish and enthral audiences with his latest smash hit show.

Hever Castle In Bloom, Hever Castle, 26 Jun – 1 Jul

The beautiful, quintessential and award-winning English Rose Garden has bloomed at Hever Castle! Enjoy the garden at the glorious height of summer, guided by an expert, or on your own and explore many of the Castle’s rooms which will be filled with stunning floral arrangements designed by Hever’s very own florist who will be running floral workshops throughout the day.

Ramblin’ Man Fair, Maidstone, Sat 30 June –  Sun 1 July

Ready to rock? Ramblin’ Man Fair is an annual music festival celebrating classic and contemporary rock, progressive rock, blues and country. I’m not too up on any of the acts but in case this is your thing, there’s the likes of Mott The Hoople, Steel Panther, Steve Earle And The Dukes, The Rising Souls, The Cult, Chas and Dave (oh, I know those guys!) and many, many more!

Wealden Literary Fest, Woodchurch, 30 Jun – 1 Jul

Wealden Literary Festival is a chance to unearth some of the magic of the natural world and celebrate our relationship with place through literature, arts, crafts and food as well as creative workshops and hands-on outdoor activities. The family-friendly event is set in the enchanting setting of Boldshaves Garden near Tenterden in the Weald of Kent. It brings together renowned authors, poets, artists and makers who look first and foremost to nature, wilderness and the spirit of place for inspiration.

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