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Free Events

Playgound: The Big bOing! Discussion

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This year, the Playground team have been running workshops in libraries across Kent and Medway, immersing very young children in creativity and recording the impact on them and their families.…

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Active@bOing! with Kent Sport

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Our friends at Kent Sport are offering some brilliant free activities at bOing! on Saturday 24 August. No pre-booking, just turn up. 10.15am Drums Alive with Jeni Ages 8 to…

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Motionhouse (UK)

WILD

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WILD, the daring new outdoor production from Motionhouse, explores our disconnect with the natural environment, and how, in a world where the majority of humans live in large urban areas,…

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Joss Arnott Dance

Pulse

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Joss Arnott Dance present PULSE!, a brand-new dance and live music experience created for the streets. Performed entirely around a uniquely designed, 3.5m high percussion wheel, this adrenaline-fuelled dance and…

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Global Sounds Stage

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Music for Change have created a brilliant line up for our Global Sounds stage, with music, workshops and storytelling. All free, and perfect for a sunny, summer afternoon. Global Stage…

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UOK Arts and Culture

Playground Tent

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Drop in to the Playground Tent for songs and rhymes, drama, music, dance and art especially for children under 5 (and for their grown-ups too!). The sessions will be drop…

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Daisy Farris & Nicola Flower (UK)

Summer Island

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In a beautiful small tent be part of an audience following the delightful puppets, Grandma and her Granddaughter as they spend time together on their Summer Island. This magical interactive…

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Half a String (UK)

Bee

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Follow an 8ft giant as he tries to save all the bees, especially the big bee that seems to keep alluding him. Keep your eye out for this friendly chase…

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AΦE

0AR

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Enter 0AR, an immersive Augmented Reality (AR) experience for all ages. AΦE (choreographers Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Fourmi) work at the cutting edge of technology, creating a collection of short…

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Moving Memory

Love Grows

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In the garden, every seed is nurtured, every plant is cherished. In the Moving Memory garden, the generations are nurturing, cherishing and helping each other to grow. In our dome-shaped…

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Superhallo (The Netherlands)

The Remix, Hurray!

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The Remix, Hurray! is a fascinating and titillating installation. This colorful building turns into an original feast factory for you to explore. By operating the installation yourself, you create a…

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Acá Clowns

The Acá Clowns are Clowning Around!

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The two delightful clowns Doa and Squiggle will be out and about causing mischief and getting up to silly antics all weekend. They would love if you say hello to…

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Gulbenkian

Youth Dance Company

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Don’t miss a performance by Gulbenkian’s Youth Dance Company who will present a short piece they have created with Motionhouse during a 3-day residency – inspired by WILD and using…

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Whitstable Dance Company

Glitch (now cancelled)

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We are sorry that this event has now been cancelled. Whitstable Dance Company is a group of older adults that dance in Whitstable, Kent. It is directed by Marie Forbes…

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Gulbenkian Youth Theatre

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As usual, our own talented Youth Theatre groups are planning surprise, pop up theatre performances around the site. Keep your eyes peeled….

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Eric MacLennan

Open Air Drawing Room

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Inspired by JMW Turner. A story that delightfully mixes historical biography with the fast contemporary world we now occupy. An invitation to slowdown. Paint a stone – for Turner –…

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