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Thundering Taiko drums, colourful kimonos and majestic flying falcons are just some of the sights and sounds at this year’s Will Adams Festival, taking place on Saturday, 15 September at Gillingham Park.

Now in its 12th year, the free family event is held to celebrate the life and times of Medway’s famous seafaring son, who is said to be the first Englishman to travel to Japan.

Themed zones will focus on both the Tudor England that Adams would have grown up in, and the Japanese life he would have encountered on his arrival, when he was bestowed the honour of becoming a Samurai. More

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