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Date

 

Event

Location(s)

Partners / Organisers

Arts & Culture budget

Other budgets/funding sources

 

28 Apr - 2 May

Fringe Festival

Town centre venues

Make Some Noise

 

Commercial

 

May - Nov

Elmer on Tour

7 rural libraries across the borough

Kent Libraries; HoKH; Elmer artists

3,000.00

 

 

21-22 May

Vegetarian Week event

Love Food@Lockmeadow

Love Food businesses

 

Commercial

 

27-May

Open Air Cinema

Whatman Park

Adventure Cinema

 

Commercial

 

28-May

Proms in the Park - Jubilee special

Whatman Park

Parkwood Theatres

 

20,000 Sponsorship (Weston Homes)

 

28 May - 5 Jun

Tree trail & Jubilee celebrations

Town centre

One Maidstone

 

8,500 One Maidstone (ARG)

 

28 - 29 May

Rock Sober

Headcorn Aerodrome

 

 

Commercial

 

01-Jun

Mayor's Platinum Jubilee Tea Party

Jubilee Square

 

 

5,000 (Business Rates Pool)

 

02-Jun

Music Concert tbc

Mote Park

Park Live

 

Commercial

 

03-Jun

Together Kent

Mote Park

Park Live

 

Commercial / free NHS event

 

3 - 5 June

Open Air Cinema

Whatman Park

Adventure Cinema

 

Commercial

 

04-Jun

UB40 + more

Mote Park

Park Live

 

Commerical

 

05-Jun

Raver Tots

Mote Park

Park Live

 

Commercial

 

6 - 30 Jun

LGBTQ+ Walking History Tour

Town centre

One Maidstone

 

4,500 One Maidstone (ARG)

 

18-Jun

Armed Forces Day

Headcorn Aerodrome

 

 

Commercial

 

24 - 26 Jun

Battle of Britain AirShow

Headcorn Aerodrome

 

 

Commercial

 

24 - 26 Jun

Foodies Festival

Mote Park

Foodies Festival & Musicians Against

Homelessness

 

Commercial

 

02-Jul

Classical Concert

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

 

Commercial

 

2 - 3 Jul

Race for Life

Mote Park

Cancer Research UK

 

Charity

 

03-Jul

Heart of Kent Treasure Trail

Town Square, Lockmeadow

Heart of Kent Hospice

 

Charity

 

9 - 10 Jul

Bubble Rush

Mote Park

Demelza

 

Charity

 

8 - 10 Jul

Kent County Show

Detling Showground

Kent Agricultural Society

 

Commercial

 

16-Jul

Street Festival

Town Centre

RFQ sent

12,000.00

 

 

16-Jul

Wine Festival

Sessions Square

Frederic, One Maidstone

 

Commercial

 

23-Jul

Katherine Jenkins

Mote Park

Park Live

 

Commercial

 

30-Jul

Glitterbomb

Mote Park

 

 

Commercial

 

30-Jul

River Festival

Riverside; Lockmeadow

River Festival Committee

 

Commercial

 

30-Jul

Muggleton Village (Steampunk

Fair)

Maidstone Museum

Muggleton Village

 

Commercial

 

31-Jul

Bandstand concert

Brenchley Gardens

MAAP

1,000.00

 

 

Aug

Summer Fun

Town centre

One Maidstone

 

3,000 One Maidstone (ARG)

 

5 - 7 Aug

Rock the Mote

Mote Park

Park Live

 

Commercial

 

06-Aug

Bandstand concert

Brenchley Gardens

Make Some Noise

1,500.00

 

 

13-14 Aug

Combined Ops Military Show

Headcorn Aerodrome

 

 

Commercial

 

14-Aug

Bandstand concert

Brenchley Gardens

MAAP

1,000.00

 

 

14-Aug

Bus Station Centenary

Town Square, Lockmeadow

South East Bus Festival committee

 

Commercial

 

15 - 19 Aug

Art in the Park

Brenchley Gardens

Local artists; Kent Adult Education

3,500.00

MBC

 

19 - 20 Aug

Gratitude Festival

Yalding

 

 

Commercial


 

20-Aug

Bandstand concert

Brenchley Gardens

Make Some Noise

1,500.00

 

20 - 21 Aug

Emergency Services Show

Headcorn Aerodrome

 

 

Commercial

2, 4, 8, 9 Aug

Youth theatre workshops

Amphitheatre

HYT

2,880.00

MBC

27-Aug

Outdoor theatre

Amphitheatre

Parkwood Theatres

3,000.00

MBC (subsidised tickets)

28-Aug

Bandstand concert

Brenchley Gardens

MAAP

1,000.00

 

03-Sep

Bandstand concert

Brenchley Gardens

Make Some Noise

1,500.00

 

03-Sep

Lets Rock Uk

Mote Park

Lets Rock Uk

 

Commercial

3 - 4 Sept

Outdoor theatre

Cobtree Manor Park

Parkwood Theatres

5,000.00

MBC (subsidised tickets)

3 - 4 Sept

Model Show

Headcorn Aerodrome

 

 

Commercial

5 - 30 Sept

Knife Angel & activities

St Faiths Church/Brenchley Gardens

One Maidstone

 

3,500 One Maidstone (ARG)

9 - 18 Sept

Heritage Open Days Festival

Various

local heritage venues; local history societies; museum; library, etc

 

Run by volunteers, local venues

10-Sep

Hidden Histories event

Mote Park

Wessex Archaeology; KCC

Archaeology; MAAG

 

Support in kind; volunteers; officer time

10 & 17 Sept

Talk of the Town (live action history event)

Town centre, Brenchley, Jubilee

Square

HYT

4,120.00

MBC

11-Sep

Mela

Mote Park

Cohesion Plus, Maidstone Cultural

Group

 

5,000 MBC / 20,000 ACE

17-Sep

Revival

Mote Park

Park Live

 

Commercial

24-Sep

Soulstasia

Mote Park

Park Live

 

Commercial

30 Sept-2 Oct

Heart of Kent Walking Festival

Various

MVCP, Explore Kent, Kent Downs AONB, SUSTRans, Community Rail Partnership, plus more..

 

6,000 WBF (website); 1,500 tourism budget; support in kind

01-Oct

Oktoberfest

Mote Park

Park Live

 

Commercial

Oct (TBC)

Walking Escape Room

Town centre

One Maidstone

 

3,500 One Maidstone (ARG)

24 - 31 Oct

Family friendly Halloween

Town centre

One Maidstone

 

7,500 One Maidstone (ARG)

5 & 6 Nov

Fireworks Spectaculars

Leeds Castle / Kent Life + others

Leeds Castle, Kent Life, etc

 

Commercial

13-Nov

Remembrance Day - installation of poppies

Town centre

One Maidstone

 

5,500 One Maidstone (ARG)

24-Nov

Christmas Lights Switch-On

Town Centre, Jubilee Square

One Maidstone

 

One Maidstone

1 Dec - 1 Jan

Glow Illumination Trail

Cobtree Manor Park

Glow Arts

 

Commercial

Dec - Jan

Christmas pantomime

Hazlitt Theatre

Parkwood Theatres

 

Commercial

28-Jan

Chinese New Year

Town Centre, Jubilee Square

Cohesion Plus, Maidstone Cultural

Group

2,500.00

2,000 external funding

03-Feb

Light Up Maidstone (light parade)

Town Centre

One Maidstone

 

15,000 One Maidstone (ARG+)

43,500.00