insideKENT Magazine Issue 63 - June 2017 - Page 28

EVENTS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• GANGSTA GRANNY // 21-25 JUNE HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND // 28 JUNE It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with granny. There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But, what Ben doesn’t know is that granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own gangsta granny! From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the world premiere of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best- selling author for children. Various times. Price: from £10 Assembly Hall Theatre, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LU www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk / 01892 530613 HEVER’S HOME FRONT // 24-25 JUNE In summer 2016, Hackney Colliery Band released their third album, Sharpener, which entered the jazz charts at number three and went on to enormous critical acclaim. The band has rapidly gained an army of loyal supporters, including radio support from Lauren Laverne, Gilles Peterson, Craig Charles and Huey Morgan. Since the release of their eponymous debut in 2011, the nine-piece have blown their way into the public consciousness with their energetic and passionate live shows, amassing fans worldwide and reinventing the brass band sound for the modern age. 8pm. Price: £15 (£18 on the door) Quarterhouse, Mill Bay, Folkestone CT20 1BN www.quarterhouse.co.uk / 01303 760750 ST EDMUND’S FESTIVAL // 28 JUNE—4 JULY Step back in time and experience a taste of wartime Britain at Hever’s Home Front. Reenactors will be demonstrating what it would have been like to live and work in the countryside during the 1940s to mark Armed Forces Day. Experience unique living history from the home front in a classic double-decker bus containing reconstructions of a 1940’s living room, shop, bombed-out street and air raid shelter replicating the sights and sounds of the time. Move 1940’s style with a swing dance in the tea dance tent, listen to the Sweetheart Swing duet, or visit the stalls selling vintage wares and refreshments. Get into the nostalgic spirit by dressing up in period costume with prizes for the best-dressed visitors. Finish off your outfit with a trip to our 1940’s salon for a fitting do. Meet Winston Churchill and enjoy displays of period model boats on the moat or have a selfie with a grounded life-size model Hurricane or a 3/4 size model Spitfire. From 10.30am. Price: £16.90 (children 5-15 £9.50) Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG www.hevercastle.co.uk / 01732 865224 St Edmund’s School Canterbury has announced the lineup for its inaugural festival. The festival will be a week- long celebration of the arts with concerts, drama productions and workshops. The critically acclaimed concert pianist and former St Edmund’s pupil, Freddy Kempf, will open the Festiva