insideKENT Magazine Issue 63 - June 2017 - Page 25

EVENTS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• THE NORTHERN BALLET: THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS // 16-17 JUNE Divided by a barbed wire fence, Bruno doesn’t understand anything about where Shmuel lives, or who he is. To him, he’s just a new friend – a boy wearing a pair of striped pyjamas. As this unlikely friendship blossoms against the backdrop of the unthinkable events of World War II, Bruno’s childlike curiosity leads this poignant story to a devastating conclusion. The UK’s foremost narrative ballet company, Northern Ballet, present this heartbreaking story through dance for the very first time. 7.30pm. Price: £10.50-£20 The Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA / 020 3285 6000 BARN DANCE // 16 JUNE Join Kent Life in the big top for a barn dance with music from Licence to Ceilidh. Join in with the fun, ride a rodeo bull and enjoy a hog roast. Doors open at 7.30pm with Licence to Ceilidh performing from 8pm. The lineup includes a caller, fiddle, chords, bass guitar and drum kit and combines the dynamic fiddle styles of a traditional ceilidh band with a modern, funky rhythm section. 7.30pm. Price: £15 (children 5-15 £7.50) Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone ME14 3AU / 01622 763936 BLACKTHORN TRUST SUMMER FAIR // 17 JUNE Join the Blackthorn Trust for their annual summer fair on Saturday 17th June. The beautiful garden and café provide the setting for serving cream teas and homemade pizzas, artisanal stalls, children’s games and activities, and a performance from the Hazlitt Theatre youth group. All welcome. From 10.30am. Price: Free Blackthorn Trust, St Andrew’s Road, Maidstone ME16 9AN / 01622 828382 FATHER’S DAY // 17-18 JUNE BACKYARD CHICKENS // 17 JUNE Join John Shepherd, Bore Place tutor and smallholder, for an informal introduction to keeping chickens. The course will cover choosing and setting up your coop as well as ho