What are you up to this weekend? Take a look at 10 things to do in Kent
Wondering what to do in Kent this weekend?
There's lots happening right here in the Garden of England and here are ten things you could get up to this weekend.
1. Bicentenary Dickens Festival, Rochester
Charles Dickens fans can look forward to a weekend of celebrations as Rochester organises The Bicentenary Dickens Festival. There will be marching bands, costumed participants and strolling musicians. For more information or to download the festival programme, to go www.whatsonmedway.co.uk.
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2. Detling International Antiques Fair, Detling
The Detling Flea and collectors fair will take place this Sunday. Based at the Kent County Showground, there will be a mix of table-top stands from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Entry will be £3 per person.
3. Postcard & Collectors Fair, Westgate Hall, Canterbury
Want to buy and sell stamps, postcards, coins, cigarette cards, books, antiques and other small collectables? You'll have the opportunity this Saturday as the postcard & Collectors Fair takes place at Westgate Hall in Canterbury. The free event is held from 10 am to 4 pm.
4. Cartoonists at the Olympics at Herne Bay Museum and Gallery, Herne Bay
From 9 June until 2 September you can visit the special Olympic exhibition at Herne Bay Museum and Gallery. The exhibition includes favourite work from the British Cartoon Archive selected by community sporting groups. Opening times are 10 am to 4 pm. Entry is £2.00 for adults. Children are free to a maximum of two children per paying adult.
5. Herne & Broomfield Garden Safari, Open Gardens Day, Herne & Broomfield
If you have green fingers you might want to visit the Herne & Broomfield Garden Safari, which takes place this Sunday between 10 am and 5 pm. There will be a raffle, art display and plants for sale. There is a gardener's quiz in aid of the children's Christmas Party and the Historic Parish Map will be on sale. Entry is by Programme (with brief descriptions of gardens and map) which costs £3 a head (accompanied children free). Programmes are available from Herne Mill and participating gardens.
6. East Kent Art Society Summer Show, Whitstable
This weekend you can visit the Summer Show of work by talented professional and amateur artists in Whitstable's Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre. The exhibiting society presents an eclectic mix of images both traditional and contemporary. Many of the images have their source in the local environment and there will be a small retrospective show of committee member the late Clay Sanders wonderful watercolours. Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm and on Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.
7. Wedding Fair, Faversham
Hear those wedding bells ring? Why not visit the Wedding Fair at West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham on Sunday. From 10.30 am to 3.30 pm there will be florists, balloons, cakes, cars and much more on offer. Free entry, and you do not have to be a bride to attend.
8. Guided walk, Tunbridge Wells
Meet at the Tourist Information Centre and learn all about the historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in a one hour guided stroll through the historic heart of the town. The guided walk will take place this Saturday at 11.30, entry 4 pounds.
9. Tracey Emin exhibition, Turner Contemporary, Margate
Why not combine a lovely walk along Margate's beach with a visit to the free Tracey Emin exhibition at Turner Contemporary? Opening times are 10 am to 6 pm.
10. Jousting Tournament, Leeds Castle, near Maidstone
Leeds Castle will hold medieval activities and family entertainment, features thrilling twice-daily jousting tournaments from knights on horseback, medieval weapons and displays, all set against the historic backdrop of the 900-year old castle. There will also be a craft activities marquee for children. For more information check: www.leeds-castle.com