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comprising some very experienced and accomplished musicians playing traditional blues as well as their own material. With Jem Turpin (vocals, harmonica), John Ballard (rhythm guitar, vocals), Simon Shaw (lead guitar, vocals), Colin Gibson (bass, vocals) and Liam Genockey (Steeleye Span) on drums, this is likely to be a night of footstomping blues and more. £13.50 per ticket plus an admin fee of £2 per sale. At the Stag Plaza. Box Office 01732 450175. Busch Piano Ensemble – an International Classical Concert at Vinehall Saturday 22 November 19:30 This talented trio had their Purcell Room debut this year following their major award from the Philharmonia Orchestra and a second Wigmore Hall performance which was received to critical acclaim. They will be performing a programme of works by Schubert, Beethoven and Dvorak. As soloists they have been recognised for their achievements and playing of ‘incredible verve’. Vinehall School, Robertsbridge, TN32 5JL. Contact Geoffrey Whitehead 01580 883092, geoffreywhitehead@ Christmas Fayre Saturday 22 November 10:00 to 16:00 The Martha Trust is holding its Christmas Fayre at the magnificent Guildhall in Sandwich. There will be a huge array of seasonal treats, gift ideas, arts and crafts. Browse the stalls, enjoy a cup of coffee and some home-made cake and sing along to your favourite Christmas Carols to get you in the mood for Christmas. Free entry. To book a stall visit Cranbrook Choral presents Handel’s Judas Maccabeus Saturday 22 November 19:30 At St Dunstan’s Church, Cranbrook. Tickets £12.50. Telephone Grace Travel on 01580 714411 to reserve. ‘Doodlebugs and Rockets’ by Bob Ogley Tuesday 25 November 19:30 The Northiam Historical and Literary Society will be hosting a talk by Bob Ogley in Northiam Village Hall. If you missed him on 6th November in Hawkhurst – here’s another chance to catch his talk. Quiz, Cheese & Wine Buffet and AGM in Biddenden Wednesday 26 November 19:15 to 19:30 The Biddenden Horticultural Society meets in the Village Hall for the last event of the year. The evening will start with the AGM followed by the Quiz and cheese & wine buffet. Non-Member tickets £5. Available by contacting Irene Orsborne on 01580 291777 or Lesley Lidgett on 01580 291931 before 23rd November.


‘The Garden as Art?’ by Edward Flint Thursday 27 November 19:30 Popular lecturer and Head Gardener at Tidebrook Manor discusses the intriguing question of whether our gardens can be viewed as a work of art. Venue: Upstairs at The Ostrich, Station Road, Robertsbridge. Tickets £5 from Judge’s Bakery, Robertsbridge or jane.tritton@ Sole Traders of the Weald Thursday 27 November 09:15 for about an hour Are you self-employed or a sole trader? This is an informal and friendly networking group for any self-employed/ sole traders who would like to get more clients (and to have a cup of coffee and some support). They meet up on the last Thursday of every month. Any trade or profession welcome. (I have been along to this and they are an extremely friendly group, Ed.) Venue: Lunch Belles Café, Highbanks Nursery, Cranbrook Road, Gills Green. For more information contact Ali 07970 952199, A Kipling family Christmas at Bateman’s Saturday 29 November daily to Wednesday 31 December 11:30 to 15:00 The 17th century home of Rudyard Kipling is decorated for an Edwardian Christmas with all the sights, sounds “Life is not about waiting for storms to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.....” (Vivian Greene)

Justine Skeet Counselling and Psychotherapy Ad.Dip PC, SAC Dip, MNCS(Acc), MNCP Tel: 07748 638797 Email:

CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES * Justine will be running Assertiveness Workshops in Tenterden during the autumn, promoting confidence, self-esteem and emotional freedom. Please contact her on the above number or Email address for workshop and appointment details*

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