What are you look­ing for­ward to in 2019? The year ahead has plenty in store across the county: take the What’s On quiz to find out more

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Leeds Cas­tle cel­e­brates a big an­niver­sary in 2019 - but what is it?

2.

In 2019, how many years will the BBC’S Call the Mid­wife have been filmed at the His­toric Dock­yard Chatham?

3.

What area of the county could be fol­low­ing Mar­gate, Folke­stone and Can­ter­bury and have its first Pride event in 2019?

4.

JAM on the Marsh will be held in July, cel­e­brat­ing Rom­ney Marsh with a multi arts fes­ti­val. But what does JAM stand for?

5.

Tick­ets went on sale for the 2019 Mar­lowe Theatre panto as the cur­tain went up on this year’s, Cin­derella. Can you name the show Evo­lu­tion Pan­tomimes will be do­ing?

6.

For­eigner are among the head­lin­ers for the 2019 Ram­blin’ Man Fair in Maid­stone in the sum­mer. Can you name the year their big­gest hit, I Want to Know What Love Is, was in the UK charts?

7.

The Hanami Fes­ti­val re­turns to Brog­dale, near Faver­sham in April, which cel­e­brates cherry blos­som ar­riv­ing on the trees. Which coun­try does it orig­i­nate from?

8.

In May the Sweeps Fes­ti­val re­turns to Rochester, i nclud­ing the tra­di­tional Jackin-the-green awak­en­ing cer­e­mony. What does it cel­e­brate?

9.

In June the World Cus­tard Pie Cham­pi­onships will re­turn to a vil­lage near Maid­stone. Can you name the year they were started?

10.

Throne­fest will re­turn to Quex Park in Birch­ing­ton in May. What HBO show does it cel­e­brate?

11.

The Turner Con­tem­po­rary will host what art con­test in 2019?

12.

The Rochester Dick­ens Fes­ti­val will be held on the first week­end of June. Can you name the Dick­ens novel which fea­tures the char­ac­ter Uriah Heep?

13.

The Caste Con­certs re­turn to Rochester Cas­tle in June, with head­lin­ers in­clud­ing Col­labro. Can you name the TV tal­ent show they found fame on?

14.

Au­gust will see the Faver­sham Hop Fes­ti­val bring the mar­ket town to life, in­clud­ing spe­cial tours of Shep­herd Neame. How old is the brew­ery (Bri­tain’s old­est)?

15.

Au­gust kicks off with a fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing what in Shep­pey?

16.

What will the His­toric Dock­yard Chatham be salut­ing in Septem­ber?

17.

Paws in the Park re­turns to the Kent Show­ground at Detling. How many peo­ple brought their dogs to the event last year?

18.

The Na­tional Theatre’s ac­claimed play War Horse re­turns to the Mar­lowe Theatre in Can­ter­bury in Fe­bru­ary. Can you name the au­thor who wrote it?

19.

Ten­ter­den Folk Week will be held in Oc­to­ber, fea­tur­ing live mu­sic and mor­ris danc­ing. What is an­other name for a team of mor­ris dancers?

20.

The Big­gin Hill Fes­ti­val of Flight will take to the skies in mid Au­gust. What did Big­gin Hill Air­port used to be?

21.

The Kent County Show will be staged at the Kent Show­ground in July. What is the name of the air­craft which stages a fly­past over­head ev­ery year?

22.

The world’s largest what is com­ing to the Hop Farm in Pad­dock Wood in mid July?

23.

What na­tion­al­ity does a fes­ti­val to be held in Gilling­ham in late April cel­e­brate?

24.

Ok­to­ber­fest will make a come­back to Mote Park in Maid­stone in the au­tumn. Which coun­try does the fes­ti­val orig­i­nate from?

25.

Will Adams, who is cel­e­brated ev­ery year in Med­way in Septem­ber, was given which ti­tle by the Shogun when he sailed to Tokyo in Tu­dor times?

Kent is a mecca for film­mak­ers. But can you an­swer these quiz ques­tions on film­ing in the county?

1.

Pen­shurst Place was the venue for film­ing of the new film Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stu­art, star­ring Mar­got Rob­bie and Saoirse Ro­nan, which is re­leased in Jan­uary: can you name the BBC se­ries shot there, star­ring Mark Ry­lance?

2.

Which holy build­ing in Kent does not al­low any com­mer­cial film­ing, other than for fac­tual shows, and so turned down the chance to ap­pear in the Harry Pot­ter movies (it would have been part of Hog­warts)?

3.

Can you name the Gravesend cafe which fea­tured in scenes from the BBC’S drama of the year, Killing Eve?

4.

What film, re­leased in Novem­ber and based on a mas­sacre which hap­pened in Au­gust 1819 was filmed at the His­toric Dock­yard Chatham and St Mary’s Marshes on Grain?

5.

A sci­ence fic­tion se­ries cre­ated by Char­lie Brooker, which has moved from Chan­nel 4 to Net­flix, was filmed in Cob­ham in June. Can you name it?

6.

Which rap­per, whose hits in­clude God’s Plan and One Dance, is the ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of Top Boy, which filmed in Mar­gate and Rams­gate this year for Net­flix?

7.

Which Kent town, which is where the first Bri­tish-born astro­naut went to school, this year fea­tured in film­ing for Queens of Mys­tery, a Mid­somer Mur­ders-style drama?

8.

Bap­tiste, a spin-off from BBC’S hit The Miss­ing se­ries, star­ring Tchéky Karyo as the griz­zled de­tec­tive, was filmed in Kings­down, near Deal. Which na­tion­al­ity is Bap­tiste?

9.

King of Thieves, star­ring Michael Caine, was filmed on lo­ca­tion in Mar­gate this year. Can you name the jew­ellery heist it was about?

10.

Holmes & Wat­son, which was re­leased last month, fea­tures much of the His­toric Dock­yard, Chatham, in­clud­ing the Rop­ery and An­chor Wharf. Can you name the other film stars Will Fer­rell and John C Reilly have ap­peared in to­gether?

11.

Kent’s Kelly Brook was filmed in the county for Celebrity An­tiques Road Show, Se­ries 8. Can you name the Ti­tanic star she bought a house with in 2008 and the char­ac­ter he played?

12.

Sky Arts’ Land­scape Artist of the Year’s third and fourth heats were filmed on the beach in Thanet. Can you name the show’s pre­sen­ters?

13.

The Chan­nel 4 se­ries Four in a Bed filmed at Wrotham, Sheer­ness and Maid­stone for its lat­est se­ries. But what do the con­tes­tants judge?

14.

Film­ing for The Es­cape was car­ried out in and around Gravesend and a play­ground in Swanscombe. Can you name the char­ac­ter Gravesend-born star Gemma Arter­ton plays in Bond film Quan­tum of So­lace?

15.

Ross Ed­g­ley’s epic swim, filmed by Red Bull, ended at Mar­gate Har­bour. What was he swim­ming around?

16.

Gravesend-based el­lenor hospice fea­tured in The Hospice on Chan­nel 5. Can you name the other long-run­ning health-re­lated pro­gramme pro­duc­tion com­pany Knicker­bock­er­glory make for Chan­nel 5?

17.

Dover cas­tle, Sam­phire Hoe and Ab­bot’s Cliff were all film­ing lo­ca­tions for the BBC’S King Lear star­ring An­thony Hop­kins, Jim Broad­bent and Christo­pher Ec­cle­ston. Which num­ber Doc­tor Who was Christo­pher Ec­cle­ston?

18.

Chan­nel 4’s Bake Off: The Pro­fes­sion­als filmed in a Tun­bridge Wells restau­rant and for­ag­ing in a nearby for­est. Can you name the two Kent stars of Bake-off - a judge and a pre­sen­ter?

19.

The Mercy, star­ring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, was filmed at the His­toric Dock­yard Chatham and Bewl Wa­ter. How much wa­ter can Bewl Wa­ter reser­voir hold?

20.

The Dark­est Hour, which was filmed at Fort Amherst in Chatham and Chartwell at West­er­ham, won Os­cars - in which two cat­e­gories?

The Dark­est Hour Saoirse Ro­nan stars as Mary Stu­art in Mary Queen of Scots Holmes and Wat­son Chatham His­toric Dock­yard Julien Bap­tiste

Ross Ed­g­ley Killing Eve Harry Pot­ter

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