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Going Out


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WEDNESDAY Youngsters and adults can join local insect expert Dr Ian Beavis for a Mini Beast Safari on Tunbridge Wells Common today. Looking at the creatures and their habitats, Dr Beavis will be leading a fun and informative trail across the the open space. Participants will discover how to identify insects and their varieties, and are welcome to bring their own apparatus, such as a transparent

Wednesday August 14 | 2019

MUSIC TO THEIR EARS Take the youngsters to see Peppa Pig: My First Concert at the Assembly Hall

By Adam McGroarty

box with a lid. You can join the Safari at either 10.30am or 2.30pm. The event is free, but booking is essential, so for more information and to reserve places, visit

THURSDAY Elinor Dashwood has a lot of good sense, and her sister Marianne an excess of Sensibility, together they make Sense and Sensibility. Production company The Pantaloons are bringing their openCOMIC CAPERS air theatre production of See Sense and Sensibility the Jane Austen classic to at Smallhythe Place Smallhythe Place, near Tenterden, in a fastpaced telling of all of the scandals, scoundrels and severely sprained ankles. It is recommended you bring a picnic and something to sit on (an edible blanket would be ideal!) Tickets cost £15 for adults and £8.50 for children. Booking is essential. To do so, call 01580 762334. Go down to the Spa Valley Railway to see characters from PAW Patrol today. Heroic fireman-puppy hybrid Marshall will be at Groombridge Station to greet fans from 10.50am

onwards, and there’s plenty to see at Tunbridge Wells West Station, including a model railway and a working engine shed. You can view the timetable for the day and book tickets online at FRIDAY If you feel like going further afield for a spot of nostalgia, get yourself over to Village Hotel Club in Maidstone to enjoy a blast from the past with the Ultimate 80s Night. The evening starts with a three-course meal at 8pm, and the resident DJ will be playing dance floor classics throughout the night. Tickets cost £25 and cover entry as well as the meal. To book, go to LOCAL PAW PATROL: Marshall will be at the Spa Valley Railway

Penshurst Vintage & Antiques Fair Penshurst Village Hall TN11 8BP

24th, 25th & 26th August Trade entry Saturday 9.30am Public 10.30am-5pm Entrance £2

Come and find decorative antiques, French brocante & vintage items for the home & garden. Enjoy delicious cakes and tea by Betsy’s Bake.

Talent show Sex, Drag and Rock ‘n’ Roll, hosted by Charlie Hides, starts at 7.30pm this evening at the Assembly Hall. Hides, most famous for appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race, will be hosting the evening of talent and entertainment, including a drag king and drag queen competition. The panel of judges is led by X Factor finalist Bella Penfold. Suitable for ages 18 and up. Tickets cost £15 and can be booked at SATURDAY Peppa Pig: My First Concert is an interactive introduction to a live orchestra with children’s favourite Peppa Pig, as well as Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and George. The live orchestra will play some of the show favourites as well some exciting orchestral pieces for children. Learn about all the different sounds that instruments

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Times of Tunbridge Wells 14th August 2019  

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