insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 68 Nov 2017 - Page 24

EVENTS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• SEVENOAKS STAG PLAZA ARTISAN CRAFTS VINTAGE & GIFT FAIR // 11 NOV 25-plus stalls of fabulous artisan crafts, vintage items and gifts right in the heart of Sevenoaks. Find your perfect Christmas presents here and have a cup of coffee and slice of cake to celebrate. From 10am. Price: Free Stag Plaza, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ / 07582 351364 ANIMAL DEN // 11 NOV From the smallest beetle to the polar bear, what do animals mean to you? Come along and take part in the development of a brand new show for children supported by House/Tipping Point seed funding. You’ll hear a magical animal story and be invited to share your own real life animal encounters – from unexpected wildlife sightings, to daily dog walks. Animal Den is a mini performance and story sharing experience for children and families informed by current research into urban wildlife, habitat, wilderness and biodiversity. 11am and 12pm. Price: Free Quarterhouse, Mill Bay, Folkestone CT20 1BN / 01303 760750 T.REXTASY // 12 NOV T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically outlives Marc Bolan’s very own T.Rex. They have become widely accepted as the world’s only official tribute show dedicated to Marc Bolan and T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc’s family, estate and catalogue management, not to mention original members of T.Rex. The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’. This year, T.Rextasy are celebrating Marc’s life and works with a very special commemorative tour. Truly a rock ‘n’ roll concert for all ages. If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you! 7.30pm. Price: £22.50 Woodville Auditorium, Woodville Place, Gravesend DA12 1DD / 01474 337774 IOTAS ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES LECTURE // 13 NOV The Hooden Horse: folk tradition or pagan survival? Analysis of a Kentish Christmas custom — do the roots of such traditions countrywide predate Christianity? Lecturer John Grigsby has lectured in archaeology and myth for the University of Kent, worked for English Heritage for 15 years and is now working for Canterbury Archaeological Trust while writing his PhD on Stonehenge with Tim Darvill. Advance booking essential. 7pm. Price: £12 Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society, Room B, Crampton Tower Yard High Street, Broadstairs CT10 2AB CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING // 15 NOV Get into the festive spirit by creating handmade wreaths with expert guidance. The RHS award-winning castle floristry team will help keen amateurs prepare for Christmas with Christmas wreath making workshops. 10.30am. Price: £45 Leeds Castle, Maidstone ME17 1PL / 01622 765400 ORCHID CARE WORKSHOP // 16 NOV Join orchid enthusiast, Christine Bartlett, and learn how to get the most from your orchids, by understanding the ways to water, feed, repot and get them to flower again. Watch a demonstration and then have a go yourself at repotting a flowering orchid that you can then take home. Booking essential. £35 including homemade refreshments, materials and an orchid to take home. Godinton House & Gardens, Godinton Lane, Ashford TN23 3BP / 01233 643854 MADE: CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT THE FERRY HOUSE INN // 16-18 NOV Two days full of festive masterclasses and activities to get you into the Christmas spirit! Classes include Cocktail Masterclass with Copper Rivet Distillery, Needle Felted Robins and Decorate a Traditional Ginger Bread House with This Art of Mine. The Ferry House Inn, Harty Ferry Road, Isle of Sheppey ME12 4BQ Book online at ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 24