Christmas is coming… Celebrate Christmas in Kent and East Sussex with The National Trust
Bateman’s, East Sussex Rewards & Fairies
This Christmas, creatures from Rudyard Kipling’s Sussex fairy tales will cast their magic around Batemans, his family home. The garden will also have a trail based on Kipling’s Rewards and Fairies tales.
Emmetts Garden, Kent Boise family trail
The Boise family have misplaced their Christmas presents. Can you help to find them around the garden?
Deer roaming the parkland on a frosty morning at Knole, Kent
Ightham Mote, Kent Mini Christmas market
Ightham Mote hosts a selection of local Christmas stalls to stock up on special festive gifts.
Christmas deer trail
Find the Knole deer by following the trail and help Father Christmas deliver his presents.
Christmas crafts and workshops
Based in Knole’s beautifully-restored 17th-century hayloft, there’ll be a programme of seasonal workshops.
Bodiam, East Sussex Light & Celebration
Experience what Christmas meant to the medieval residents of Bodiam Castle in an immersive light and sound display.
Scotney Castle, Kent Woodland wonderland
A veritable ‘woodland wonderland’ comes alive at Scotney Castle, with a family Christmas trail amongst natural sculptures around the garden.
The Churchill family Christmas
See four rooms in the home of Sir Winston Churchill decorated for a post-war Christmas at Chartwell.
Quebec House, Kent A Georgian Christmas
See the house decorated for a Georgian Christmas with greenery from the garden, open fires and the smell of spiced hot chocolate.
For more Christmas inspiration visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Come to the Cabaret
Bringing you the best from London’s West End Fast becoming the top evening venue in Tunbridge Wells with a reputation for the best in Jazz, Blues, Soul and much more, look no further than Scallywag in Tunbridge Wells this season – it’s all right here! Here’s a taste of what to expect... • The Jordan Marsh Trio, a firm Jools Holland favourite in Jump Blues, Swing and Boogie Woogie • Dom Pipkin with his ‘Smokin’ Boogie Show’, quite possibly the best New Orleans style singer pianist in the UK
• The Benoit Viellefon Hot Club – there is no better in Gypsy Swing Jazz • A wonderful Gatsby Soirée with the fabulous Champagne Charlie and The Bubbly Boys And all topped off, two days before Christmas, with the fabulous Liane Carroll, now considered by many to be one of not only the UK’s top jazz singers, but also the world’s. When you cross the threshold at Scallywag and experience an evening full of ambience, and the best in entertainment, you will become a regular at this truly atmospheric venue. Do check the website for all the other exciting and uplifting evenings, from a cabaret open mic, sing-a-longs, murder mysteries and more. www.scallywagtw.com 20
LOV E GOING OUT
Liane Carroll KUDOS NOV EMBER/DECEMBER 2017
Published on Oct 30, 2017