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Kent’s weird and wacky off-the-wall competitions, including custard pie championships, walking the plank, and oyster eating

Maidstone’s own World Custard Pie Championships are expected to attract interest from all over the world when they return with a splat on Saturday, June 6. The big day, which will be held in its birthplace, Coxheath, pits teams of four against eachother in a fun – but fiercely-contested – pie-throwing competition, throwing left handed. But it’s not the only …

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Herne Bay festival announces 2015 theme

Guess what’s this year’s Herne Bay Festival’s theme… Comments (0) THE organisers of the Herne Bay Festival have announced the exciting news on this year’s theme after closing their vote. The vote officially closed on Thursday 29 January bringing the long anticipation to an end this morning. Victorian Herne Bay will be this year’s theme after receiving 43% of votes.  It was …

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Vote for Herne Bay Festival’s theme

THE organisers of the annual Herne Bay festival have urged locals to vote for this year’s shortlisted themes ahead of the closing day later this week.The themes, “Victorian”, “Wish You Were Here” and “Herne Bay Through the Ages”, were suggested by Facebook and Twitter followers earlier this year and have only been shortlisted recently.”We are really trying to make it the people’s festival …

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Vote Herne Bay! Vote Duchamp!!

Vote for the Duchamp Festival in the Canterbury 4 Culture awards Herne Bay arts and culture lovers are being urged to vote for the town in the Canterbury 4 Culture awards. The Marcel Duchamp Festival has been nominated for four of the top accolades, and the public has their chance to vote in the category of People’s Award. Last summer …

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Giant Picnic 2012 Sunday 26th August 11am – 3pm

Herne Bay in Bloom are very fortunate to have secured funding courtesy of Herne Bay KCC Councillors supplemented by Herne Bay Rotary Club to once again organise this marvellous family event in our regenerated Memorial Park. There will be many FREE activities for all the family provided by 30+ voluntary organisations ranging from creating your own piece of art,playing rounders,singing along with a rock choir, seeing how …

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Kent’s investment in US event “value for money”

What were they thinking?

Kent County Council is to spend £225,000 as a joint sponsor of a major cultural festival in America, it has emerged. The council has agreed to become a key financial backer of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington in 2007 as part of a drive to boost the number of American tourists coming to Kent. Council chiefs say the investment represents “value for money” and could eventually deliver a £50 million fillip to the county’s tourism industry.

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