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KentFolk News

May 2018

Here are a compact direct-access Contents list for the News pages, plus two new sections :
[ Added Recently ] [ Facebook Gigs ] [ Contents ]

Total number of Current Month's News Items : 16

This is just an image, but click here to go to the contents page ....

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 :, so not had much time for KentFolk in 2018.
However we have over the last few months had some key steps forward for returning Manston Airport to active aviation use :
A National Planning Inspector ruled that Manston Airport must remain an airport, for aviation use only
In January an overwhelming majority of Thanet District Councillors voted to keep Manston for Aviation only, and not put it in the Local Plan for housing.
And now RSP have submitted their application for a Development Consent Order for Manston Airport to the Government Planning Inspectorate (PINS), who now have up to 28 days to decide whether to accept it for examination.

KentFolk mobile App for a Kent Music Events Calendar, Music News, etc. :
Something has changed and this now no longer runs - sorry !

KentFolk Google/Facebook Music Calendar :
For some years there has been an auto-updating KentFolk Google/Facebook Events calendar, for any quality live music event in or near Kent, UK :
Now fixed again after Google changed something and broke it.

The August 2014 calendar started with :
August 2014

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.

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 : Added_Recently .

To send info to KentFolk see the KentFolk How-To news items listed below :
Web info
......| 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 ?
Add " for Live Music in Kent" to your iGoogle page.

Click on the [+Google] button to add this KentFolk Gadget to your iGoogle homepage.

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.

For late-breaking News see :
KentFolk Facebook News :

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.
cheers, Beau.

KentFolk Music web page

Kent 100

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