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Blean Woodland Festival

Hope everyone is set for Sunday’s wonderful Blean Woodland Festival!  It’s a free event for all the family and I shall be there joining in the archery, tasting honey straight from the bees and maybe even trying out a bit of Morris Dancing!  It would be a pleasure to meet you, have my picture taken with you, and maybe even sit and have a cup of tea and debate how the summer’s shaping up!

Blean Festival Poster

I’ll be there on Sunday 2nd…along with the sunshine I hope!

The Fete of the Blean

FREE Family activity day
2 June – 10am till 4pm
Canterbury Academy, Knight Avenue, Canterbury, CT2 8QA

A true celebration of the ancient woodlands of Canterbury and Swale

Family activities including: wild art, clay modelling, ‘Have a go’ archery, face painting, woodcraft, willow weaving, rag rug making, falconry display and flight demonstrations from the Hawking Centre and plenty more!

Local food and drinks (including local beers and ciders).

Live music with performances from: Jazz Omnibus (swing jazz band), Ronnie Haar performing his own ‘Songs about birds’, High Tide (Canterbury based acoustic, soulful three piece band), Ben Penny (a modern day crooner).

Morris Dancers: Dead Horse Morris, Broomdashers, Half Pint and plenty of audience participation!

For more serious folk, a conference will be taking place in the Academy buildings with talks from local wildlife and archaeology experts.

If you can’t make it on the 2nd June, or for more information about all the other events going on at the Festival please click here.


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A new job!

Please look out for your latest edition of Index magazine – it’s a free glossy mag that reaches tens of thousands of homes across the South East – and this month they’ve interviewed me about why I left the BBC, the naughtiest thing I did there and what I’m up to now. What’s more as of November, Index are challenging me to a monthly task where I will be sent out as their roving reporter – taking on a number of challenges and telling you all about it. I have been told to expect anything from mud to building sites, animals to gum shields! I can’t wait and very much look forward to bringing you lots of local stories. Look out for us in a town near you, and if you have any ideas for ‘Challenge Kaddy’ let me know here.

This month’s Index magazine – click for the full article

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