Category: Kids

Chatham illustrator publishes first children’s book

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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

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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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Preview: The Beast bounces into Deal by Anna Morell

The Beast

Many’s the time I’ve sat for hours, bum and soul numb, as I’ve watched my child jumping herself delirious on a bouncy castle, flinging herself around on a soft play assault course or hurtling down a helter skelter, high as a lost kite on the thrill of it. The sad truth is, these things are…

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Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Central Theatre, Chatham by Anna Morell

Jack and the Beanstalk

Opening nights have a palpable excitement. A veritable crackle. And sometimes a warning, in song, about the big, tall, terrible, awesome, scary, wonderful giants in the sky, before a firework bang so loud you forget all about giants for a while, bedazzled by the appearance of the scatty Fairy Fuschia, who is giving Tunbridge Wells’…

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