Category: Features

In conversation with Matt Chamberlain

Angel C. Dye asks the questions So the last time we spoke, you were getting all excited for the Vicar’s Picnic festival.  How was that?   It’s a fantastic festival.  They call it the biggest little festival in Kent.  And it’s true; it combined the feel of a big festival with the intimate family atmosphere….

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Let’s go to… The Copper Rivet Distillery, by Anna Morell

Copper Rivet Distillery

The Victorians had a thing for waterworks. The machinery which transformed society and industry, they clad in buildings as good as palaces. Crenellations, towers, ornate brickworked structures like gussied up churches, they window dressed the plainer iron and clank beyond with the architectural equivalent of a crinoline. One such building, Pumphouse Number 5, sits behind…

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Chatham illustrator publishes first children’s book

James Boast Wow Kent What's on where Kent

Lifelong animal enthusiast James Boast, 27, has published his first book, in which he aims to teach youngsters about the circle of life. Having always had a strong interest in animals, James wants to encourage more children to learn about the rainforest and its ecosystems. Now a freelance illustrator, James’ childhood bedroom in Chatham was…

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Evita leads a summer of must-see shows at the Orchard Theatre

WOW Kent What's on Where in Kent Evita

Bringing the West End to North Kent audiences for over 30 years, the Orchard Theatre has a blockbusting summer ahead, featuring music, drama and comedy for both adults and children. Evita takes us into June, with a storming opening night last night. Santa Evita, forever immortalised by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, was the…

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