insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 68 Nov 2017 - Page 31

EVENTS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ELAINE PAIGE // 24 NOV The ‘First Lady’ of musical theatre, Elaine Paige, has performed live in concert all over the world. Recording artist, Elaine, has released 22 solo albums – including four multi- platinum and nine gold – has featured on seven cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as Memory (Cats) and I Know Him So Well (Chess). This very special date at Margate Winter Gardens sees Elaine perform many of the hits that made her a global star and some of her favourite songs are given the Paige treatment. 7.45pm. Price: from £35 Margate Winter Gardens, Fort Crescent, Margate CT9 1HX www.margatewintergardens.co.uk / 01843 292795 TOY FAIR // 25 NOV The Hornby Visitor Centre is holding its first ever toy collectors fair. Come along to see a range of toys and curiosities from across the ages. From 10am. Price: £2 Hornby Visitor Centre, Westwood, Margate CT9 4JX www.hornby.com/visitorcentre / 01843 233524 CHRISTMAS ON THE HOME FRONT // 25-26 NOV ROCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET // 25 NOV-10 DEC Set in the historic and picturesque Rochester Castle gardens, overlooked by Rochester's 12th-century Norman keep, market visitors will enjoy a selection of festive foods including mulled wine, hot chocolate with Baileys and roasted chestnuts as they browse stalls for unique gift ideas and unusual stocking fillers. Features of the market include: • Magical festive atmosphere with live music • Luxury and unique gifts throughout the market • Bavarian village and craft fair • Tasty treats from local producers From 10am. Price: Free Rochester Castle, Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1SW www.visitmedway.org/events/9579 WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP AT NEPTUNE CANTERBURY // 29-30 NOV Come and join a wreath making workshop in the inspiring and festive surroundings of the Neptune Canterbury showroom. Get creative under the guidance of Anna, of Anna's Country Flowers, and create beautiful wreaths to celebrate the upcoming season. For £45 per person you'll receive all the materials and instruction you’ll need to create a stunning wreath to take home, refreshments including bubbly and nibbles, and the exclusive use of the showroom as your studio! You don't need any prior experience, just come ready with lots of enthusiasm. 5.30pm. Price: £45 Neptune Canterbury, The Oast, Wincheap, Canterbury, CT1 3TY www.neptune.com/our-stores/uk/canterbury / 01227 209300 PRECIOUS KENT 2017 // 30 NOV-6 DEC Step back into yesteryear and relive the festive season in the 1940s. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of ‘Christmas on the home front’. Among the attractions will be ‘make do and mend’ lessons, drill displays by the Home Guard, a 1940’s school lesson, shops from the era and a rehabilitation centre for injured RAF pilots. From 10am. Price: £6.95 (children 3-15 £5.50) Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone ME14 3AU www.kentlife.org.uk / 01622 763936 Kent-based jewellers and silversmiths are showcasing their latest jewellery and silverware using a variety of materials from platinum to plastics, sapphires and silver. Work ranges from the bold to the subtle, the dramatic to the delicate. From 11am. Price: Free Pie Factory, 7 Broad Street, Margate CT9 1EW https://piefactorymargate.co.uk / 01843 294175 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 31