International dance company’s studio ready for action

A “thank-you” event to mark the completion of the state-of-the-art dance studio for the internationally renowned Jasmin Vardimon Company has been held at the venue in Javelin Way, Ashford. The new creative hub provides facilities for the dance company to expand and create its touring productions and rehearsals. Dedicated studios will grow the company’s acclaimed…

Sports organisations benefit from latest KCC funding

Six organisations have received a cash boost from KCC’s Capital Grant for Sport, which aims to encourage the development of sport in the county by offering grants to improve facilities and widen participation. After the close of applications for the May 2022 round, Active Kent and Medway, the body which administers the fund on behalf of…

Get ready for the Gadgeteers, coming to Kent libraries

KCC’s library service is excited to introduce Gadgeteers, the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge for youngsters Children are invited to join the Gadgeteers – Aisha, Eddie, Leo, Maggie, James and Ajay – to discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around them. Kent libraries and The Reading Agency are teaming up with the…

KCC funding to support county’s top sports performers

A number of sports men and women with ambitions to be selected to represent Great Britain at future Olympic and Paralympic Games are to be supported in their training with funding from Kent County Council. The 15 sportsmen and women represent a range of sports and include disabled and non-disabled performers. They are all from…

KCC welcomes new facilities at Tunbridge Wells cultural hub

After several years of planning and extensive renovation work, the new cultural hub in Tunbridge Wells, which includes KCC’s library and Adult Education Centre, has been officially opened. The Amelia Scott centre is named after the social reformer and campaigner for women’s suffrage who lived and worked in the town. The opening ceremony was performed…

History and Library Centre celebrates its first decade

The Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone celebrated its 10th birthday with a series of public events. Staff dressed in medieval costume provided tours of the archives and others assisted young visitors in a “charter-making workshop” and story-telling session. Mike Hill, KCC’s Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services, oversaw the commissioning and construction…