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Hand-picked events from the editor  20 April


DECEMBER


December 1 Scream Night


Maidstone Museum The final event in Maidstone’s ghoultastic exhibition, Scream and Scream Again, which runs from October 10 to December 2. Watch a terrifying classic Hammer horror movie – “Dracula AD 1972”. Drinks and snacks will be available to buy all evening and you can enjoy


April 20 – May 3 Bluebell Festival, Hole Park Gardens,


oking ts,


r and music


free entry to the Scream exhibition on the night (normally £4). Why not join the museum staff in dressing


Rolvenden Hole Park gardens are well known for having a spectacular display of bluebells in April and early May. Visitors can enjoy the amazing display of bluebells while taking the circular woodland walk which also passes a solar powered renovated ice house. Hole Park’s website will have a bluebell barometer that will be updated regularly in April. Open daily from 11am to 6pm. Admission: Adults £7.50, Children £1 (5 – 16 years)


for the part? From 6-9pm, tickets £10 per person. Over 18s only, www.maidstonemuseum.org.


Heart of Kent Hospice Karting Day Buckmore Park, Maidstone Road, December 2


Maidstone Symphony Orchestra – Olivier Stankiewicz


Mote Hall, Maidstone Leisure Centre An evening of strong dramatic contrasts with the powerful overture to Wagner’s early opera, The Flying Dutchman and Richard Strauss’s hauntingly beautiful Oboe Concerto. Soloist for the evening is the magnificent young French oboist, Olivier Stankiewicz. Vaughan Williams’ A London


Symphony then conjures up all the vitality and mystery of our great metropolis at the start of the last century. There are jingles from horse- drawn taxis, mists and fogs, and an overriding musical motif of the chimes of Big Ben. Tickets from £21. Tel: 033 666 3366 or visit www.mso.org.uk.


April 21 English Festival, Riverside Country Park,


Lower Rainham A fun-packed free day out for the whole family celebrating the most iconic and ironic of English traditions. Come along and watch a performance by


Chatham Race around tracks graced by the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Jensen Button. This charity event is a must for speed demons, petrol heads and karting enthusiasts! Communication and teamwork are key - £300 for a team of 3 adults which includes 90 minutes of endurance driving per team, plus a hog roast buffet. Arrival and registration from 17.45, racing starts (following drivers’ briefing) at 19.45. Book by calling 01622 790195 or visit www.hokh/events/karting.


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April 22 Kent’s All Ford Show


The Friars, Aylesford Priory, nr Maidstone All things Ford-related, including an auto-jumble, from 10am to 4pm. An opportunity for Ford owners to meet and display their vehicles for all to see. Admission £3, children U16 free. www.kentsallfordshow.co.uk


St George and The Dragon, while playing a spot of bingo. Or why not pop along to the petting zoo, listen to live bands, buy local produce, get


your face painted, plus lots more! You can also take part in the Town Crier competition with Crier, Mike Billingham. Dogs on leads welcome.


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