Subject to COVID-19 guidelines we plan outdoor entertainment including music, theatre, cafe, fairs and festivals, including a special focus on Year of Japan and of course our Literary Festival Fringe. Within the castle we hope to arrange music, food and learning events to reflect our history and collections. Please follow us on Facebook for updates.
Weekly; Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 11am-5pm
We are delighted to welcome you to our historic house and the fascinating collections of Japanese, Stuart and Jacobite, Ancient Egyptian, and Buddhist art and artefacts. Last admission at 4:15pm.
Tuesday 31st August - Sunday 31st October
Chiddingstone Castle & The Ceramic House, host a free online virtual exhibition, 'Neither Increasing Nor Decreasing'
‘As part of The Ceramic House’s ‘Interbeing’ project, a group of important established Chinese ceramic artists selected by Shanghai Academy of Fine Art are responding to objects in the Castle’s Buddhist collection with their works. The results will be available to view online between the 31st of August and the 31st of October via the following link.
Visitors to the Castle can view the selected Buddhist objects on display and remotely view the Chinese artworks on their smartphones.
Monday & Tuesday 6,7, 13,14, 20,21 September
Painting with Larraine Shamwana
So many attendees asked when the next course was, so here it is. Larraine is hosting classes on Mondays and Tuesdays in September in the Goodhugh Room at Chiddingstone Castle. Choose one day or book every Monday and Tuesday. Suits all levels of skill and experience. Complete beginners welcome.
Sunday 12 September
Imagine The Beatles
So may I introduce to you ‘ - one of the UK’s leading Beatles tribute bands… a fantastic afternoon event for all the family where the Beatles hits keep coming. ‘Imagine The BEATLES’ play across the UK and overseas. These boys will take you back to the great days of the 60’s. From the early Cavern days through Beatlemania then right up to Abbey Road and back, stopping at Penny Lane en route. This is one Magical Mystery Tour you won’t want to miss! Yeh Yeh Yeh! Get your Ticket to Ride! Our support act is the locally renowned solo pianist, Roger Lewin.
Sunday 10 October
Jazz Live III - Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra at the Orangery
Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra (KYJO) playing a mix of jazz and jazz-funk. Gifted young people from across Kent and Medway play under the direction of their Musical Directors trombonist Graham Mann and saxophonist Mike Austin. 3pm to 5pm.
Tickets: £12.00. Concessions available for U18s £5.00 and U5s Free. Bring your picnic blanket and chairs. A selection of drinks will be available to purchase at The Orangery Bar during the performance.
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