27th September 2022Smokers in England are being urged to stub out the habit as part of the annual Stoptober public health campaign.
Free Flu Vaccines
21st September 2022Those that are eligible for free flu vaccines are being urged to book their appointment as soon as possible.
HM Queen Elizabeth II: 1926 – 2022
14th September 2022Following on from the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19th September.
Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
5th September 2022Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is an annual event dedicated to bringing people together over a cuppa to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Get prepared to raise your mug at the end of this month and support a fantastic fundraiser! Challenging Times Every 90 seconds someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. […]
31st August 2022Since 2013, Sourdough September has been on a mission to spread the word of the wonders of sourdough bread.
National Dog Day 2022
23rd August 2022For most dog-owners every day is Dog Day, but this dedicated occasion provides even further reason to celebrate man’s best friend!
World Photography Day 2022
18th August 2022World Photography Day 2022; a time for professionals and amateurs to celebrate their appreciation of and passion for photography.
Afternoon Tea Week 2022
10th August 2022It is the time to celebrate this quintessentially British tradition with a host of events around the UK, new launches, themed teas, offers, tea tastings and much more.
International Beer Day
3rd August 2022On the first Friday of every August, it is International Beer Day (IBD). The purpose of the day is to discover and enjoy beer, and to acknowledge the people who make and serve it.
Lasagne Day 2022
26th July 2022Friday 29th July is Lasagne Day! This annual celebration focusses on the Italian dish that is described as “nature’s most perfect food” by Garfield the cartoon cat.
Kent Summer Reading Challenge
19th July 2022With children about to break up from school for the summer holidays, Kent libraries are calling for youngsters to sign up to the Kent Summer Reading Challenge and read six library books.
12th July 2022Large parts of England will be experiencing a heatwave this week, and heatwave alerts have been issued across the country.
Independent Retailer Month
5th July 2022The aim is to help thousands of local businesses and increase footfall into town and village centres.
Plastic Free July® 2022
29th June 2022Plastic Free July®, the global social movement that helps people be part of the solution to the problem of plastic.
English Wine Week 2022
21st June 2022From supermarkets to pubs and independent wine merchants to restaurants, it is the perfect time to enjoy the vast array of English wines on offer at a variety of venues.
Father’s Day at The Pantiles
15th June 2022Father’s Day is commemorated on the third Sunday of June in the UK, and is a day to honour fathers and father figures.
World Gin Day
8th June 2022World Gin Day, a global celebration of all things gin! The idea of the awareness day is simple – celebrate and enjoy the popular juniper spirit.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
30th May 2022This week commemorates The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and a four-day UK bank holiday weekend of celebration will take place from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022.
Food Vouchers for Kent Children
24th May 2022As the current cost of living crisis begins to bite even further into family budgets, Kent County Council has announced the availability of food vouchers for Kent children, providing targeted support for some of the most vulnerable.
Dogs Help Boost Mental Wellbeing
17th May 2022Research from The Kennel Club shows that dogs help boost mental wellbeing.
World Cocktail Day
10th May 2022People across the globe will be cracking open the cocktail cabinet and raising a toast to World Cocktail Day.
May Measurement Month 2022
4th May 2022May Measurement Month (MMM) is the mass synchronised global blood pressure screening campaign conceived in 2017.
Jazz Appreciation Month 2022
26th April 2022April is Jazz Appreciation Month and is the perfect time to celebrate Jazz on The Pantiles.
Allergy Awareness Week 2022
20th April 2022This week is Allergy Awareness Week, and did you know that the bedroom is the most allergic room in the house?
13th April 2022With plenty of mouth-watering meal options in our cafes and restaurants over the Easter break, celebrating in style is a cinch!
The Kent Big Writing Challenge
6th April 2022Children across Kent are being invited to take part in The Kent Big Writing Challenge, with a prize-giving ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral in August.
Stress Awareness Month 2022
29th March 2022For the past 30 years, health care professionals and wellbeing experts across the UK have joined forces each April to increase the public’s awareness of the causes and cures for stress.
Tick Bite Prevention Week
23rd March 2022This annual awareness week, which aligns with Lyme Disease Awareness Month, provides the opportunity to learn about prevention and protection against ticks.
National Proposal Day
15th March 2022National Proposal Day is celebrated on 20th March each year, in correlation with the Spring Equinox.
National Bed Month 2022
9th March 2022This awareness event helps people think about the importance of a comfortable, supportive bed and the part it plays in achieving a good night’s sleep.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2022
1st March 2022Dedicated to engaging, informing and educating people about the importance of Fairtrade, climate change and the future of our food.
Pancake Day 2022
23rd February 2022The perfect opportunity to dig out your mixing bowl, whisk and frying pan to whip up a feast for the whole family.
16th February 2022Dog lovers the world over will rejoice in the return of Crufts this year, following the cancellation of the show in 2021 due to the pandemic.
Valentine’s Day 2022
9th February 2022With the clock ticking down to Valentine’s Day, it’s time to find the right gifts and goodies to sweep that special someone off their feet.
Hot Breakfast Month
1st February 2022Whilst we are edging toward Spring, February is usually a chilly month. With this in mind, February is Hot Breakfast Month!
Cold Weather Alert for Kent
26th January 2022A level two cold weather alert was announced for Kent by the Met Office last week.
Walk Your Dog Month
18th January 2022January is Walk Your Dog Month. With benefits for both you and your dog(s), this awareness month is the opportunity to shrug off any January blues, get socialising and improve your dog’s wellbeing as well as your own!
11th January 2022From a laptop in a Yorkshire kitchen to a perennial thorn in Piers Morgan’s side, Veganuary’s global success shows the plant-based revolution is unstoppable!
6th January 2022Approximately 6.5 million people participated in Dry January last year, up from 3.9 million in 2020.
Merry Christmas from The Pantiles
14th December 2021Next weekend is Christmas Day and seasonal festivities are well underway in and around The Pantiles.
Gingerbread Decorating Day
8th December 2021On Sunday 12th December it is Gingerbread Decorating Day. This annual occasion is marked by children and adults alike, unleashing hidden artists whilst enjoying a traditional sweet treat.
A Vegan or Vegetarian Christmas
30th November 2021This Christmas, 20% of people in the UK will be opting for vegan or vegetarian fare according to a recent poll conducted by the food delivery platform Deliveroo.
Black Friday 2021
25th November 2021Originating in America, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and marks the start of the holiday shopping season.
Poggenpohl at The Pantiles
17th November 2021Poggenpohl are the inventors of the modern kitchen and the leading brand for luxury kitchen architecture.
Movember and Men’s Health
9th November 2021Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues.
International Stout Day
3rd November 2021Celebrations will be taking place in homes, pubs, bars, restaurants and breweries to raise awareness of this delicious brew.
Happy Hounds at Halloween
26th October 2021From pumpkin carving to spinning scary yarns and creepy costumes to trick-or-treating, Halloween is a fun occasion for children and adults.
20th October 2021Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve, originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain and is now observed in many countries on 31st October.
Free Flu Vaccine
12th October 2021Those eligible for the free flu vaccine are being urged to book their appointment as soon as possible in a new film campaign.