insideKENT Magazine Issue 61 - April 2017 - Page 20

EVENTS KENTEVENTS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• BALLET CENTRAL // 1 APR WOW! SAID THE OWL // 3 APR Ballet Central returns to the EM Forster Theatre giving audiences the chance to see the company’s young and dynamic dancers on the cusp of their professional careers, showcasing newly commissioned works and celebrated masterpieces by the dance industry’s top choreographers. The repertoire for this year’s tour features Act 2 of Highland Fling by Matthew Bourne, Indigo Children by Royal Ballet artist-in-residence Liam Scarlett, and a new version of the ballroom scene from Romeo & Juliet by former English National Ballet’s Jenna Lee. It also includes specially created works by Christopher Bruce and Malgorzata Dzierzon, as well as excerpts from Petipa’s La Bayadere. The tour will also feature a scene from Dracula, choreographed by Michael Pink from the original production directed by Christopher Gable in 1996. 7.30pm. Price: £15 EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School, High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1JP / 01732 304241 Explore the wow-world of colours with a curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what daylight brings. From the warm pink glow of dawn through to a day filled with the bright colours of green leaves, blue sky, grey clouds and, finally, a stunning rainbow — WOW! But despite the beauty of the daytime world, the little owl decides that the night-time stars are the most beautiful of all. WOW! Said the Owl, the acclaimed children’s book by award-winning author Tim Hopgood, is brought to life through a blend of beautiful storytelling, puppetry and music. 11am & 2.30pm. Price: £6 (children £5) Quarterhouse, Mill Bay, Folkestone CT20 1BN / 01303 760750 MEDIEVAL STORY GARDEN // 3-14 APR (WEEKDAYS ONLY) PURE ELITE // 1 APR Pure Elite is the fastest growing bikini, fitness and muscle model competition in Europe. The show heads back to Margate Winter Gardens, bringing over 300 Athletes and models – from across the world – to compete in 17 different categories. The winners will receive their pro cards, plus a share in over £17,000 in prizes! The atmosphere really is something else, and completely different to the old school bodybuilding shows of the past. With the variety of categories and age range, from 17-60+, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Also there will be trade stands on the day offering everything, from supplements to gym wear, so a perfect opportunity to stock up on all the essentials every gym goer needs. 12pm. Price: £25-£30 Margate Winter Gardens, Fort Crescent, Margate CT9 1HX / 01843 292795 Visit over the Easter Holidays for these much-loved Medieval Story Garden activities! Learn about Medieval Medicine in the herb garden, attend storytelling and be whisked away into your imagination, learn maypole dancing and be knighted after taking lessons at knight school. 10.30am. Price: Free (with entry to The Canterbury Tales) The Canterbury Tales, St Margaret's Street, Canterbury CT1 2TG / 01227 696002 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 20