Maidstone’s Lockmeadow complex unveils its shiny, new look this week with some glitz and glamour. Lockmeadow Entertainment in Barker Road launches on Thursday, July 27, with a guest appearance by former TOWIE star Samantha Faiers in the afternoon. The yummy mummy, who recently published a book, My Baby & Me, will be meeting fans between 1pm and 3pm, with events through the day from noon to 5pm.
Get ready for a roar as the largest gathering of military vehicles in the world rumbles in. The five-day War and Peace Revival will see thousands of vehicles from around the world head for Kent, as it moves to a new venue at the Hop Farm Family Park this year, from Folkestone Racecourse. There will be a packed programme of living history displays, from GIs in Vietnam to Russians relaxing after battle and Germans plotting their next move.
A popular festival celebrating local ale and country life is to relaunch with a newfocus on music and entertainment. Kent Life's Hops n' Harvest Festival is to be named the Hops and Harvest Boutique Festival, a two-day family event which will celebrate hop picking, local ales and traditions while also featuring top bands and a full programme of activities.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".