insideKENT Magazine Issue 63 - June 2017 - Page 22

EVENTS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• THE BATTLE OF MEDWAY // 8-17 JUNE MY FIRST TEN SEXUAL FAILURES // 9 JUNE In 2017, Medway will commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Medway with a series of exhibitions and activities. This historic naval battle will be retold with a breathtaking Medway in Flames display taking place on and around the River Medway. There is a series of events planned over a two week period with over 50,000 people expected to attend. Various times. Price: Various prices Medway, Chatham & Rochester ME4 4LP / 01634 338141 JOE LONGTHORNE // 9 JUNE Dumped, for the first time at platform four at London Bridge, and unsure how to respond, I download an eBook called How to win your ex- girlfriend back in 28 days or less and followed it word for word. The Prague and Stockholm Fringe sellout show about the silly things that boys and girls do to boys and girls. 8.30pm. Price: £8 Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ / 01732 450175 DICKENS’ FESTIVAL 2017 // 9-11 JUNE This talented artist began his career over three decades ago with appearances on Junior Showtime, followed by a grounding on the tough northern club circuit. Joe's repertoire of voices is endless and includes hundreds of the world's top singers, however, he is perhaps best known for his impersonation of Shirley Bassey who has commented: "Joe can do me better than I can do myself." During his career, Joe has received gold and platinum discs for his albums, enjoyed sell-out concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, and toured Australia several times. Come and join Joe, along with his band, for a sensational night of song and laughter; a night not to be missed. 7.30pm. Price: £22-24 Woodville Halls, Woodville Place, Gravesend DA12 1DD / 01474 337774 Welcome to a weekend of colourful celebration, enlightening entertainment and Dickensian discovery, as one of England's greatest writers is honoured. Charles Dickens lived in Medway for almost 20 years, absorbing the area's architecture, character and colour and bringing it to fictional life in some of his best known works. For over three decades this festival has celebrated a proud association with Dickens and this year presents a family festival packed with Dickensian delight and Victorian intrigue. From 10am. Price: Free Rochester Town Centre ME1 1LX / 01634 306000 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 22