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Total number of Current Month's News Items : 38
Most of the KentFolk music news is just going into the section below : Added Recently
Hot news still going on the KentFolk FaceBook page, and that is also inserted into this page, just below this section.
My research is going very well, and is keeping me very busy, so less day to day time for KentFolk these days.
Also now very involved with trying to get Manston Airport back up and running, see : www.savemanstonairport.org.uk/, so not had much time for KentFolk recently.
Hi Guys, nothing to do with Kent Folk, but I am often asked, so :
as many of you know I am also fighting to help get Manston Airport re-opened for aviation.
Two recent good pieces of news :
1) A national planning inspector declared Manston was for aviation only;
2) Thanet District Councillors overwhelmingly voted not to put houses on Manston Airport.
So the next stage is RiverOak apply to the National Planning Inspectors (hopefully in March) for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to declare Manston Airport as a Nationally Significant Airport.
They hope to spend some hundreds of millions pounds of their own money to re-open it for both cargo and passengers. There should be thousands of new jobs, and they are putting training and education in place to help local people apply for these jobs.
KentFolk Google/Facebook Music Calendar :
The auto-updating KentFolk Google/Facebook Events calendarn is again working well, for any quality live music event in or near Kent, UK : www.kentfolk.com/facebook-event-calendar.html
KentFolk mobile App for a Kent Music Events Calendar, Music News, etc. :
KentFolk now also offers a simple App for mobile devices, for smartphones and tablets - should now work with most devices. This App includes Gig Event and Calendar pages, Music News pages, pages for Sessions, Open Stages etc, as well as photos and videos of past events.
The simplest way to get the KentFolk App is just to point your mobile browser to www.KentFolk.com and say yes to installing the App, and then follow the on-screen instructions. Else use the QR reader.
There are now over 230 users of this App, not all inside Kent.
The August 2014 calendar started with :
(this is just an example graphic, please go seee the current calendar : www.kentfolk.com/facebook-event-calendar.html
Have fun at the music - Dr. Beau Webber
Good effects from the Live Music Bill being passed :
There are now a number of new music venues in Kent, some of them micro-pubs. There is no doubt that the music is picking up.
122 gigs were upload to the new KentFolk Google/ Facebook calendar in February, and 168 in March, see : www.kentfolk.com/facebook-event-calendar.html
There are now major ongoing upgrades on how news is handled on KentFolk.
The main effect that you will see is that news items from well verified news sources will arrive on the KentFolk News pages quicker (even when I am busy).
The down-side is that if you are sending news items, please make sure your subject line is snappy and informative, I will no longer necessarily be hand-editing them for you :
For gigs and events, something like : event title - where - event date :
i.e.: Steve Morrison - Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs - Saturday, 7th Jan. 2012.
For gig lists, something like : group or venue - Gig List - month start to month end i.e.: The Barge, Gillingham - Monthly Gig List - February 2012.
But if you have a format you have been using to send me news for some time, no problem, I can usually work with that.
The up-side is that whan you are reading news, as well as the usual Genre, Venue, Regional .... classifications for news,
there is now also an "Added Recently" directory, at the top, where you can look through recently added news items :
To send info to KentFolk see the KentFolk How-To news items listed below :
......| KentFolk How-Tos
......| ......| How to send event items for the KentFolk Calendars.html
......| ......| How to send news items for the KentFolk News pages.html Updated
......| ......| Images - emailing efficient formatted announcements with photos, posters and flyer.htm
......| ......| The lazy way to send a news item to KentFolk with embedded images and fancy text.htm
......| ......| Using MS Word to create a KentFolk News item with embedded images and fancy fonts..htm
KentFolk now has a Facebook presence; see :
and I am flagging some breaking news there.
Check out the KentFolkVideo page on YouTube.
And now the latest KentFolk Facebook News is available right here, see just below :
Want rapid access to info on the Kentish music scene ?
It will help take you into the depths of the KentFolk site, hopefully directly to the pages most relevant to your interests.
Scroll down on the gadget to see the latest news items, without even having to leave your iGoogle home page.
Multi-level directories of News :
Do keep sending me items for both the calendar and this news section -
Please see the info at the bottom of the news pages for guidance as to good formats to send me news items for these pages - large .jpg files are not easy to use - and also for suitable formats for event listings for the calendars.