After 33 years, this year’s the 2015 War and Peace at Folkestone Racecourse will be the last one ever! Having organised War and Peace for 27 of its 33 years with the help of Barbara Shea, Rex Cadman has decided it’s time to call it a day. “Barbara and I have organised War and Peace for 27-years this year and she is ready to retire, so we decided that as we started this journey together, after much thought we would end it together. “We’re very proud to have grown the show from a small club event with about 100 vehicles, to the world’s largest military show, seeing over 4,000 vehicles and 100,000 people. A great many other military vehicle shows have War and Peace as their parentage, having grown out of our event.” But War and Peace isn’t just about military vehicles; in 2009 it introduced the annual Schools’ Day – a free event for Kent and Medway school children that grew considerably each year. Last year 2,500 school children had a taste of wartime Britain – a true testament to the educational value the county places on the War and Peace Schools’ Day. “We’ve had an amazing time, but sadly all good things must come to an end.
Broadstairs Folk Week is an annual event held in Broadstairs, Kent. The festival takes place all over the town and there’s hardly a venue that isn’t bursting with song, music and dance. The Festival attracts visitors from all over the county and even further afield to experience the positive and fun atmosphere. Workshops for children are held during the festival and Morris dancers are frequently spotted across the town of Broadstairs.