EVENTS : General

BBC site for events and news in your region - select Kent or enter TN11 to see what's on near you

Live BBC Feed with all the key national events and news. Dont forget to click 'more' for even more!

Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

The singer, who released his first album in his 60s, cancelled tour dates just two weeks ago.

The famed painters who vanished into obscurity

Two exhibitions hope to make household names once more of the London artists who all but disappeared in the late 1930s.

Rubens' Duke of Buckingham 'found' after 400 years

The painting of the Duke of Buckingham, found in Glasgow, was previously thought to be a later copy.

Actor Colin Firth gets dual British-Italian citizenship

The Bridget Jones actor is now a dual British-Italian citizen, because of "the uncertainty around".

Strictly Come Dancing: This year's stars in quotes

On the eve of the first live show, what do the class of 2017 have to say about taking part?

Missed this week's entertainment news?

Take a look at some of the week's biggest stories in the world of arts and entertainment.

Blink 182, Korn and Avenged Sevenfold to play Chester Bennington tribute

Acts sign up for a special gig in memory of the singer, who killed himself in July.

Five things we learned at Later with Jools Holland's 25th birthday

This is what we spotted at the recording of the 25th birthday episode of Later... With Jools Holland.


DANCE

Ballet.co.uk - site with information about everything to do with ballet. Find dance and ballet review/news links from all around the world plus people and ballet company profiles.

Ballroom and Latin dance website. See whats on and where, also sells dancewear.

CDs of Scottish and Celtic music

Crib sheets for 2,000 Scottish reels. You can download and print these off for dances and events.

BBC Strictly Come Dancing website with information about the popular television series.


EVENTS : Music

Guide to music gigs in UK - to find those nearest to you select Kent or enter TN11


FESTIVALS : Arts

Calendar, directory, map of over 100 UK arts festivals

Guide to Edinburgh International Festival which is over fifty years old and has earned its reputation as one of the world's greatest celebrations of the arts.


FESTIVALS : Book

Book festival at Hay in Herefordshire


FESTIVALS : Film

Check the programme and find out about festival dates, venues, tickets and transportation. With a retrospective of past festivals.

Find reviews and contact details.

Wales One World Film Festival - tours Wales


FESTIVALS : Garden

Gardening and great outdoors festival that takes place each June.

Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show


FESTIVALS : General

Guide to the Edinburgh International Festival

Festivals in UK and Europe - guide, ticket prices, travel details

Guide to what's on plus online booking and reviews


FESTIVALS : Music

Guide to UK music festivals

Official Glastonbuy Festival site

Reading Festival Site.


FILM & CINEMA

Scoot Cinema Finder site. Type in your postcode to find your local cinemas, programmes, timings.

See Film Festivals under FESTIVALS above

The Internet Movie Database. Site for film buffs. Astonishing amount of informaiton on virtually every film ever made.

Find a film near you. Search on postcode. Find local cinemas, particular films, info about films.


GALLERIES & MUSEUMS : London

Collection includes Egyptian relics like the Rosetta Stone and sculptures from the Parthenon. Educational programmes and events.

On London's South Bank

London branch of the IWM. Site has links to the other branches of IWM at Duxford and Manchester.

Explore 14 galleries of a museum that aims to tell the story of London from prehistoric times to the present day.

More than 2,300 paintings that cover the schools of European painting from 1260 to 1900.

Portraits of famous Britons. Find paintings by artist, sitter or by title

Discover, understand and enjoy the natural world. Features scientific projects and educational exhibits

The official site of the Science Museum in London.

Opened in 2000, this former power station has a fine collection of international modern art. Find exhibition, display, visitor and building info

The V&A is the greatest museum of art and design, a world treasure house with collections of fabulous scope and diversity. The Museum holds over 3000 years worth of artefacts from many of the world's richest cultures. It is also home to the National Art Library.


GALLERIES & MUSEUMS : UK

Art on the BBC website - online galleries, art reviews, young art, interactive and digital art.

IWM website covering all IWM locations - in Manchester, Duxford and London. Also covers HMS Belfast and the Cabinet War Rooms.

Alphabetical directory has links to more than 150 UK museums

Presents a history of the British soldier, from Agincourt in the 15thC to peace-keeping in the 21stC.

View masterpieces from Raphael to Picasso held at the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art of Scotland.


GAMING

UK's National Lottery.
The site offers many services including: ticket purchase, subscriptions, results, instant win games and information on the lottery. The site is open everyday from 6am to 2am


MUSIC : Classical

ABO - information about British Orchestras.

Classical Music website

BBC Music website. Jazz, Country ......... and easy listening.

Information about the BBC Philarmonic, The BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales, BBC Concert Orchestra.

Links to orchestras all around the world from Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to Windsor & Maidenhead Smyphony Orchestra.


MUSIC : Other

Jazz Music website

World Music website

BBC 6 Music website. Dare we say for the over 30s and under 70s.

CDs of every sort of music at competitive prices

Live Radio. Listen to all BBC stations plus many others.


MUSIC : What's On

Tour Alert tracking facility

Gig Guide provide information on Gigs, Live Music Venues, Wedding and Function Bands, Music Festivals and a host of other music related businesses in the UK

BBC site for music events in your region


THEATRES : London

Guide to London's theatres

Lists musicals currently playing in London's West End.

Site for Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room

General South Bank Centre site, London

Yet another guide! Guide to London's theatre scene with comprehensive listings and booking information. Find details of back stage tours and theatre breaks.

The Evening Standard London theatre guide offers news stories related to theatreland, reviews of current productions, a venue and a play finder, plus an opportunity to make advanced bookings.

Young Vic Theatre Company


THEATRES : National

Performance schedule with photos and comments on various shows. Read press releases and touring details

Book a theatre and hotel package for the weekend or midweek, in London, Stratford or Dublin. Includes tickets for plays, musicals and the opera.

Comprehensive guide to the Welsh arts scene- profiles of practitioners and writers, venue information and reviews.

Comprehensive UK theatre list by region

Browse by venue, city or date for all manner of UK sporting events, concerts and festivals. Click through to the worldwide service.

BBC Drama and Entertainment website

Reviews, Search UK for regional theatre by country, county, town or production


TV & RADIO : Radio

National, Regional and Local radio

Radio Times all radio listings


TV & RADIO : Television

General Website

Radio Times all television listings

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Leigh, Kent
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01732 833022


Coffee Stop
Meet up with friends and make new ones over coffee. 10.00 - 11.30 am every Wednesday in the Genner Room, St Marys Church, Leigh.
Tea and cake also available.




Pet Service in the Marquee on the Green
10am on 7th September