KOSMedia’s top five things to do in the county this weekend

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#1 Top Action

Henry VIII invites all to come and join in the special celebration at Hever Castle when Sir Samuel of Hever is knighted.

The ceremony marks the start of the annual jousting tournament. Spectators will be treated to a display of action, stunts, falls and fights bringing the medieval sport to life.

Each tournament starts when the King and Queen arrive at the castle at 2pm.

Hever Castle, Edenbridge

Sat and Sun, July 14-15, and through summer

01732 865224

www.hevercastle.co.uk

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#2 Remember

THE Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will pass over Capel-le-Ferne to mark the anniversary of the historic combat.

Both a Spitfire and a Hurricane will fly over the Kent coast to salute the 72nd anniversary of the battle as the nation pays its respects to the- almost 3,000 airmen who took to the sky to end Nazi invasion plans in the summer of 1940.

Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone

Sunday, July 15

Flypasts at 1.30pm and 3pm

www.battleofbritainmemorial.org

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#3 Top Festival

It’s that time of year again when the best of Kent’s arena displays, mouthwatering food, prize-winning livestock and fancy flowers come together for the county show.

This year boasts exciting new additions including a long-jump competition over water for dogs; a beer and cider festival with local brews; a 4x4 off-road track, children’s woodland workshops; and appearances from TV’s Adam Henson and John Craven.

Kent County Show, Detling

Friday to Sunday, July 13-15

01622 633060

www.kentshowground.co.uk

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#4 Top Comedy

Chortle Award-winner Alex Horne brings his solo stand-up show Seven Years InThe Bathroom to Kent.

In the last year Horne also co-created BBC Four’s comedy quiz show We Need Answers, filmed his own documentary The Games That Time Forgot and appeared on Celebrity Mastermind. He has become BBC Radio 4’s go-to comedian, taking his popularity to an all-time high.

Quarterhouse, Folkestone

Saturday, July 14

01303 858500

www.quarterhouse.co.uk

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#5 Top Sport

Kent v South Africa

International cricket comes to Canterbury this weekend as Kent take on South Africa in a three day match at the St Lawrence Ground.

Play starts today (weather dependent) and concludes on Sunday in a warm-up for the tourists before the series against England.

Tickets are available via www.kentcricketshop.co.uk, or at the ground.

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