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March to June 2018 Don’t miss the

Battle of Tonbridge

An English Civil War Re-enactment Sat 5th and Sun 6th May Tonbridge Castle Free Entry


Welcome to our latest edition of

What’s On In Tonbridge There are some fantastic events coming up in Tonbridge over the next few months. From 1st to 26th March, we have TONBRIDGE CREATES, showcasing local creative talent in Angel Walk. There is more creative talent on show at the TONBRIDGE ART FAIR on 2nd June on River Walk. Plus, each month the ArtSpring Gallery has a First Thursday late night viewing. On Sat 5th and Sun 6th May we have the BATTLE OF TONBRIDGE, an English Civil War re-enactment taking place in and around Tonbridge Castle. This is followed, at the end of the month (Sat 26th and Sun 27th May), by the third TONBRIDGE FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL, again in the Castle. Make sure not to miss any of these exciting events which are all free to enter. Don’t forget to use the Tonbridge Loyalty Card. A full list of TLC members can be found on page 18. Get a stamp each time you spend £5 and return your completed cards to one of the drop-off points to stand a chance of winning £50 in the monthly prize draw.

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WHAT’S ON EACH WEEK? SEE THIS PAGE WHAT’S ON IN MARCH 2018? SEE PAGE 13 WHAT’S ON IN APRIL 2018? SEE PAGE 21 WHAT’S ON IN MAY 2018? SEE PAGE 27 WHAT’S ON IN JUNE 2018? SEE PAGE 32

EACH WEEK : THROUGHOUT THE WEEK : Improve your health? See how you score on the ‘One You’ quiz at oneyoukent.org.uk, call free on 0300 020 0636. healthy.living@ tmbc.gov.uk Riverside (Tonbridge) Bowling Club Season starts in May, and new players are welcome. Avebury Avenue end of Racecourse Sportsground, TN9 1TG. Details from jean.goss2468@ btinternet.com, tel 01892 825 202. Tonbridge Bowling Club Bowling club welcomes all ages and abilities. Tonbridge Farm Sports ground, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. See www.tonbridgebowlingclub.co.uk

Tonbridge Scouts For boys and girls aged between 6 and 25. Several local units - see www. tonbridge-scouts.org.uk for info. Kent Adult Education Choose from 4,000 courses available all week, day and evening. Tonbridge Adult Education Centre, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG. Tel 03000 41 22 22, www.kentadulteducation.co.uk Youth HUB For 11 - 19 year olds, 6.30pm-8.30pm Learn new skills and activities. Tonbridge Youth Hub, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG. Free. 03000 41 64 56 Term-Time Activity Courses Wide range for 3 years plus. Recre8 at Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd., TN10 3AD. www.recre8courses.co.uk

Tonbridge Swimming Pool For all ages and abilities. Timetable, activities and prices at tmactive.co.uk. Swimming Pool, r/o High St., TN9 1HR.

Various entertainments every day From bingo to zumba dancing. Six-inOne Club, Northwood Rd., TN10 3HH. See local press or tel 01732 358883

Sports/Leisure/Creative/Educational Activites for all. Tonbridge School Centre, London Road, TN10 3AD. See full timetable & prices at www. tonbridge-school.co.uk/recrea8.

EVERY MONDAY, 10am & 11.15am Postural Stability classes Improves balance, maintains mobility. Age UK, Bradford St., TN9 1DU. £6. Tel 366100

Tonbridge Vets Club For retired men interested in socialising & playing billiards, snooker, darts, table games etc. 2a Danvers Rd. (adj.the library), TN9 2TJ parking. £10 pa subs. Tel Mike Bishop, 351020

EVERY MONDAY, 3.30pm - 4.30pm Adult Ballet (Basics) All abilities welcome. Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd., TN10 3AD. Dates and prices from 01732 304111, www.tonbridgeschool.centre.co.uk

Children’s Nature Trail Follow the numbered posts while searching for wildlife and plants at Haysden Country Park, Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BB.

EVERY MONDAY, 5.30pm Boxing Youth 9+ years Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. £2 per session. 07525 346 159. www.olympiaboxing.co.uk.

Girlguiding Tonbridge Division For girls 5 - 25 years old.Several local units, info from www. girlguidingtonbridgedivision.org.uk.

EVERY MONDAY, 7pm - 8.30pm Tonbridge Brigades Band Marching band for young people 11-18. Instruments and instructions

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provided. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3H

Ave., TN9 1TG. Various prices. 01732 352 316, tonbridgeadmin@kent.ac.uk

EVERY MONDAY, 7pm - 10.45pm Tonbridge Bridge Club Duplicate bridge for 16 year olds onwards. All welcome but please phone first - 01732 355919 / 01892 833278. Weald of Kent School, Tudeley Lane, TN9 2JP.

MONDAYS to SUNDAYS, various times Recre8 Term-time Activity Courses Sporting, creative and educational courses for ages 3+. Recre8 at Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd., TN10 3AD. Various prices. For info see www.tonbridge-school.co.uk/ recre8, 01732 304 123

EVERY MON., TUES, FRI, some SATS. Musical Bumps Fun, educational music and singing for babies & toddlers. Parish Church, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. Classes paid termly or half termly. 07736 244 142 www.musicalbumps.com EVERY 1st, 3rd & 5th MONDAY, 7.30pm for 8pm Tonbridge Round Table Social and community service related opportunities for men aged 18 to 45. Check for venue at facebook.com/ tonbridgeroundtable EVERY 2nd & 4th MONDAY, 7.30pm Tonbridge Wargames Club Scout Hut, Lambert’s Yard, TN9 2LE. All welcome, just turn up or phone Dave on 01732 886637 for info. EVERY MONDAY & THURSDAY, 7.30pm Beginners2Runners Running Club Get running 5K in 10 weeks! Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. First class free, then £4.50. www.beginners2runners.co.uk EVERY MON., 8pm - 10pm term time Tonbridge North Recorders Recorder players of all ages who can read music welcome. Wide repertoire, occasional concerts. Info 07738 703 319 (Jane), evmaclaren@gmail.com (Esther) EVERY 1st & 3rd MONDAY, 8pm-11pm Tonbridge Folk Club Acoustic music evening, usually with guest artiste. The Flying Dutchman, 118 Tonbridge Rd., TN11 9EN. All welcome, £7 (£5 concessions). tonbridgefolkclub.org.

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MONDAYS to FRIDAYS, some SATURDAYS University of Kent short courses Inspiring part-time courses in a variety of subjects. Tonbridge Centre, Avebury

EVERY TUESDAY, 9am - 11am Hildenborough Farmers’ Market Wide range of local produce. Free parking. St. John’s Church Centre, London Rd., Hildenborough TN11 9HT EVERY TUESDAY & FRIDAY, 9am - midday Refresh Café Drop in to chat, relax, and enjoy a cuppa & cake. All welcome. St Stephen’s Church, Waterloo Rd., TN9 2SW EVERY TUESDAY, 10am - 12 noon Coffee & Company Pop in for a chat and drink. Games & puzzles too. Forsyth Hall, Bradford St., TN9 1DU. Free entry, tea/coffee £1. EVERY TUESDAY, 5.30pm Boxing Rookies 5 - 9 years Tonbridge Youth Hub, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG. £5 per session. 07525 346 159. www.olympiaboxing.co.uk. EVERY TUESDAY, 8pm New Venture Club For unattached people over 50. Meet at Vauxhall Inn, Vauxhall Lane, TN11 0NA. Call Sandra on 01732 361401 or John on 01892 535186 EVERY WEDNESDAY, 9.30am ‘Here Come the Girls’ Running Group Get fitter physically and mentally! From entrance of swimming pool, r/o High St., TN9 1HR. Sessions are FREE, and for complete beginners. Email natalie.smith@tmactive.co.uk EVERY WEDNESDAY, 10am Wednesday Walk (30-40 minutes) Starting from entrance of Tonbridge Baptist Church, Darenth Ave.,


TN10 3HZ. Free. tmbc.gov.uk/ healthwalks EVERY WEDNESDAY, 10am - 3pm Crossroads Care Kent Cogs Club Providing cognitive stimulation therapy for people with mild to moderate dementia. 01622 817114, enquiries@ crossroadskent.org. EVERY WED. & THUR., 10am-3.15pm Derwent Day Centre A warm welcome for older adults needing a day away from home, with lunch and activities. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN0 3HZ. £10/day. Tel 352824, derwentdaycentre.org.uk EVERY WEDNESDAY, 10.15am Wednesday Walk (30 minutes) Starts from main entrance of Tonbridge Pool. Free. Bring walking boots (some grass paths) & change for car park. www.tmbc.gov.uk/healthwalks EVERY WEDNESDAY, 11am Wednesday Walk (60 to 90 minutes) Starts from main entrance of Tonbridge Pool. Free. Bring walking boots (some stiles & grass paths) & change for car park. tmbc.gov.uk/healthwalks EVERY 1st & 3rd WED, 7pm - 9pm Open Evenings - try Indoor Bowls Fantastic fun, and first drink free. All ages welcome. Angel Indoor Bowls Centre, Ave. du Puy, TN9 1QH. Free entry. Tel 01732 771262 or 771200 EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7.15pm Tonbridge Community Singers Delarue Hall, Shipbourne Rd., TN11 9NN. Email tonbridge communitysingers@gmail.com. New members always welcome.

EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7.30pm-9.30pm Knitting Group All welcome, at The Clock House, 8 Barden Rd., TN9 1TX. Free entry. www.YarnsofAnarchy.com EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7.30pm-9.30pm Sandown Park Badminton Club Friendly club, just for fun, no league matches, all levels, adults only. Hugh Christie Tech. College, White Cottage Rd., TN10 4PU. £5, subs £40 pq. 01732 505 356 EVERY THURSDAY, 9.30am - 11am Tennis Coffee Mornings Friendly doubles match play, for all abilities. Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd., TN10 3AD. £10. 01732 304111, tonbridge-school.org.uk. EVERY THURSDAY, 9.30am Box Fitness for adults Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. £2 per session. 07525 346 159. www.olympiaboxing.co.uk. EVERY THURSDAY Boxing Youth 9+ years Tonbridge Youth Hub, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG. £2 per session. 07525 346 159. www.olympiaboxing.co.uk. EVERY THURSDAY, 10am-12 noon Men in the Morning Social group, all men are welcome. St Eanswythe Mission Hall, Priory Rd., TN9 2BL. Free. Tel 356437. EVERY THURSDAY, 1.30pm-3.30pm Age UK - 1:1 computer lessons Age UK, Bradford St., TN9 1DU. £8 per 1 hour. To book call 01732 366100 or email tonbridge.office@ ageuksevenoaksandtonbridge.org.uk

EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7.30pm Castle Bridge Club Friendly club playing duplicate bridge. Forsyth Hall, Age UK, Bradford St., TN9 1DU.Entry £2.50. 07973 322834 EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7.30pm-9pm Tennis Club Nights Fun match play and speed drills targetting groundstrokes, volleys and smashes. Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd., TN10 3AD. £10. Tel 01732 304111, www.tonbridgeschool.co.uk/club.

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EVERY THURSDAY, 2pm - 4pm Pensioners’ Club Tea, chat, bingo, raffle etc. plus many outings. All 55+ welcome. Sub.=£5 pa. Six-in-One Club, Northwood Rd., TN10 3HH. Tel Viv 01732 852407 or Lilian 01732 354991.

EVERY THURSDAY till end May, 7.30pm-10pm Tonbridge Camera Club For all photographers, any ability. Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tudeley Lane, TN9 2JP. www.tonbridgecameraclub.org.uk

EVERY 2nd & 4th THURSDAY, 2-4pm Dementia Cafe Open to all affected by dementia. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF.

EVERY THURSDAY, 8pm-10pm ‘That Girl Can Swim’ Friendly sessions for ALL females. Tonbridge Swimming Pool, r/o High St., TN9 1HR. Price details at www..tmactive.co.uk/community/ tmactive150-programmes.

EVERY THURSDAY, 2.30pm - 4pm Walking Football @ Angel Centre Over 55s specially welcome. Based on Kent FA format. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. £3.70. EVERY THURSDAY, 6.30pm-8pm & 8.15pm-9.45pm (term time only) Tonbridge Rock Choir More than a choir - a multi layered singing experience! Juddians Rugby Club, The Slade, TN9 1HR. Membership £25 a month, 01252 714276 / www.rockchoir.com EVERY THURSDAY 6.30pm-7.30pm Tonbridge Angels Ladies Football Training session for ladies aged 18+, all abilities welcome. Hayesbrook School 3G, Brook St., TN9 2PH. £3 a session. Email tonbridgeladiesfc@ gmail.com EVERY THURSDAY 7pm Ryusui-Ryu Martial Art Schools A blend of Aikido & Karate. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. First session free. Tel 356395. ryusui-ryu.org EVERY THURSDAY, 7.30pm-9pm International Academy of Wing Chun Learn a martial art for self defence, improved fitness, increased confidence. 16+ years of age. The Dance Studio, Hayesbrook School, Brook St., TN9 2PH. 1st month free then £35 per month. iaw-tonbridge.com, 07976 551 395.

EVERY FRIDAY, 8am - 1pm The Angel Fleamarket Vintage and secondhand bargains from clothes to jewellery, china, and much more! Free admission. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Sue Carmichael, 01732 456196 EVERY FRIDAY, 9am - 11.30am Active Life For the over-50s. Swimming, table tennis, badminto, gym, yoga. Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd., TN10 3AD. £5.75. 1st session free. Nonmembers welcome. Tel 01732 304111, tonbridgeschoolcentre.co.uk. EVERY FRIDAY, 1.30pm - 2.30pm Golden Girls Dance Class Fun and Fabulous for the over-50s. Christ Church Hall, High St. TN9 1SG. £6 per class. Tel Karen 07859 015 231 EVERY FRIDAY, 2pm - 4pm Age UK Charity Knitting Knitting for charity whilst nattering with other knitters. Wool and needles supplied, or bring your own. Forsyth Hall, Age UK, Bradford St., TN9 1DU. Entry: £2. Info from 01732 366100.

EVERY THURSDAY, 7.30pm - 9.30pm Knitting Group All welcome, at Tonbridge Old Fire Station, Castle St., TN9 1BR. Free entry. www.YarnsofAnarchy.com EVERY THURSDAY, 7.30pm-10pm Tonbridge Model Railway Club All welcome. Scout Hut, Lambert’s Yard, TN9 2LE. Secretary=01959 523840 9


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EVERY FRIDAY, 7.30pm - 9.30pm Tonbridge Tennis Club Social & competitive tennis for all levels, supported by qualified coaches. Hugh Christie Tech.College, White Cottage Rd., TN10 4PU. Contact via tonbridgetennisclub.co.uk

EVERY SUNDAY, 9am start Junior Park Run 2K run for 4 - 14 year olds. Tonbridge Farm Sportsground, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. Free entry but preregistration required. Details from www.parkrun.org.uk/tonbridge-juniors

EVERY FRIDAY, 7.45pm - 9.15pm Bell Ringing A fun activity keeps you and your brain fit. Practice Friday evenings, ring Sunday mornings and evenings. St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. Contact Pam, pamloveschocolate@hotmail.com.

EVERY SUNDAY, 9.30am - 12 noon Tonbridge Tennis Club Social & competitive tennis for all levels, supported by qualified coaches. Hugh Christie Tech.College, White Cottage Rd., TN10 4PU.Contact via www.tonbridgetennisclub.co.uk

EVERY SATURDAY, from 7am Town Market & Boot Fair Hard standing. In the car park, Vale Rd., TN9 1QH. EVERY SATURDAY, 8.45am - 10am Parkrun A 5km Run/Jog/Walk around Tonbridge Park and Barden Lake. Meet at The Racecourse, behind the swimming pool. Free event. parkrun.org.uk/tonbridge EVERY SATURDAY MORNING Tonbridge Canoe Club Canoe & kayak training, racing, recreation. All welcome from age 12. New Wharf Rd., Tonbridge TN9 1DS. www.tonbridgecanoeclub.org.uk EVERY SATURDAY MORNING in term time Razzamataz Theatre School Drama, singing, dance, incl street dance and pop singing. Classes for ages 2-18. Free taster session. Hayesbrook School, Brook St., TN9 2PH. 07401 801318, www. tonbridge. razzamataz.co.uk

EVERY SUNDAY, from 8.45am term time Little Kicks and Junior Kickers A fun introduction to football for 1½ - 5 year olds. Hugh Christie Tech.College, White Cottage Rd., TN10 4PU. Call for times and prices 020 8432 0982. EVERY SUNDAY, 3pm - 4.30pm Walking Football For the over 50s yearning to play football. Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd., TN10 3AD. £4-all welcome. 304111, www. tonbridgeschoolcentre.co.uk EVERY SUNDAY For details of church services, and for dozens of activities throughout the week for all ages and abilities, see the following web sites : - www.christchurchtonbridge.com - www.corpuschristi-tonbridge.com - www.livestransformed.org.uk - www.riverchurchtonbridge.org - www.ststephenstonbridge.org - www.tonbridgemethodistchurch.org - www.tonbridgeparishchurch.org.uk

EVERY SATURDAY MORNING in term time Stagecoach Performing Arts School Act! Sing! Dance! For 4-16 year olds. Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tudeley Lane, TN9 2JP. £165. 01444 456 208 / www.stagecoach.co.uk/ tonbridge EVERY SATURDAY, 10am-12 noon ‘Healing on the Streets’ A team from our churches offers prayers to everyone. The Watergate, Tonbridge Castle, High St., TN9 1BG 11


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MARCH 2018 See also

- WHAT’s ON EACH WEEK, page 5 NOTE: Tonbridge Main Library in Avebury Avenue is shut this month for refurbishment.

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH Dine & Donate - the challenge! Host a meal of any kind and ask your guests for a donation to Tree of Hope supporting seriously ill and disabled children. Details at www. dineanddonate.co.uk EVERY SATURDAY, 7.30pm-11pm Live Music At the New Telegraph Club, 26 Priory Rd., TN9 2AS. Free to members (£21 annual sub), £5 non-members. Tel 01732 358 729 for details. EVERY WEEKEND, 11am - 3pm / hourly, on the hour River Trips 50-minute trip on the River Medway around Tonbridge. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DR. Adults £10 / under 16s £5. www.tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk THURS. 1 MARCH - all day Paper tenners go out of circulation Today is the last day to use your old £10 notes - why not spend yours at a Tonbridge Loyalty Card retailer? see centre pages. THURS. 1 MARCH to MON. 26 MARCH Tonbridge Creates Visit our own, temporary, fun and creative community arts centre showcasing local artists, potters, glassmakers, knitters, and more. Plus active workshop programme. Angel Walk, TN9 1TJ. thewheelsondebussy@hotmail.com

Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. See www. tonbridgewinemakers.com FRI. 2 MARCH, 7.30pm-9.30pm Tonbridge Art Group Monthly meeting. Visitors welcome £5. Christ Church, High St., TN9 1SG. tonbridgeartgroup.pbwiki.com SAT. & SUN. 3 & 4 MAR., 12pm-4pm FLOW - Art Exhibition Exploring materials and process in the work of contemporary artists. OBS Gallery, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Free entry. MON. 5 MARCH, 7.30pm Good Companions Club for Seniors Bingo, refreshments, entertainment. All welcome. New Telegraph Club, Priory Rd., TN9 2AS. 01732 355676 MON. 5 MARCH, 8pm North Tonbridge Horticultural Society ‘Charles Darwin, his life & voyages’, with Toni Mount. All are welcome. St Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. www.northtonbridgehortsoc. btck.co.uk TUES. 6 MARCH, 7.30pm Who Wrote Shakespeare? A talk by Dr Charles Moseley focussing on the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays. Cawthorne Lecture Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £10. 01732 304241 / www.emftheatre.com WED. 7 MARCH, 10am - 12 noon Roundel Poetry Meets monthly to write and critique their poems. Tonbridge Parish Church, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. £5 per morning. Also Saturdays 2pm-4pm monthly at the Bakehouse, 124 High St. TN9 1AS. All levels welcome. roundelpoetrytonbridge.com

THURS. 1 MARCH, 5.30pm - 8pm ArtSpring Gallery First Thursday late opening event, A new show “Spring Art” and guest jeweller. 167 High St., TN9 1BX. www.artspringgallery.co.uk THURS. 1 MARCH, 7.30pm Tonbridge Winemakers Life on the Road - a collection of tales from an auditor. Angel Centre,

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THURS. 8 MARCH, 10.30am-3.30pm A Classical Music Crash Course A Study Day - lecturer Sandy Burnett. The Arts Society Tonbridge, Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Lectures only £22, with lunch £30. Booking essential. 01622 754 929, www.tonbridgedfas.org.uk THURS. 8 MARCH, 1pm Lunchtime Concert Kathryn Bennetts, Recorder, celebrates International Women’s Day with music composed by women. St Peter & St Paul’s, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. Retiring collection. Further info : 07749 931 688. THURS. 8 MARCH, 7.30pm Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars direct from London’s famous jazz club. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £24.50 / students £20. 01732 304241 / emftheatre.com THURS. 8 MARCH, 7.45pm The Plague Doctor of Kent - how a 17th century Wealden doctor confronted a lethal disease. Lecture by Alex Ferris. Tonbridge Historical Society, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Visitors welcome, pay £3 at door / under 18s free. 01732 503874, secretary@tonbridgehistory.org.uk SAT. 10 MARCH, 10am - 3pm Crafts, Vintage & Gift Fair Locally produced arts, crafts, unique vintage items, unusual gifts. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Free entry. SAT. 10 MARCH, 10am - 3.30pm Tonbridge Lacemakers Friendly group of lacemakers meeting monthly for chat and to make all types of lace. Fisher Hall, (opp. Corpus Christi Church), Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. tonbridgelacemakers.org.uk SAT. 10 MARCH, 2.30pm Torch Trust Friendship and talks for people who are blind or partially sighted. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ.

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SAT. 10 MARCH, 3pm Tonbridge Angels FC v Worthing Semi-professional football, at

Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. £10 / concessions. www. tonbridgeangels.co.uk SUN. 11 MARCH Mothering Sunday SUN. 11 MARCH, 9.30am-1.30pm Tonbridge Farmers’ Market The biggest and best in Kent. “Marmalade Month”. Free entry/free parking. Sovereign Way, TN9 1RG. SUN. 11 MARCH, 11.30am & 2pm Christopher’s Caterpillars Storytelling, puppets, original music, for ages 2-7. EMF Studio, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £9. 01732 304241 / www.emftheatre.com SUN. 11 MARCH, 1pm kick-off Tonbridge Juddians Ladies RFC -v- O Albanians The Slade, TN9 1JR. No charge for spectators. www.tjrfc.co.uk. MON. 12 MARCH, 2pm-4pm Tonbara Social afternoon for the over 50s, with entertainer/speaker. £1.50 a meeting + £5 annual sub. Visitors £2. Fisher Hall, Lyons Cres., TN9 1EY. MON. 12 MARCH, 2.30pm-4.30pm Positive Ageing Get-Together Monthly meeting - speakers, lunches, outings, companionship. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. Annual sub £10. 01732 351985 TUES. 13 MARCH, 11am Dementia-Friendly Golf Morning Enjoy a round on our 9-hole course, tuition, refreshments. £6 per person, carers go free. Poult Wood Golf Centre, Higham Lane, TN11 9QR. Tel David Copsey 01732 364039 TUES. 13 MARCH, 7.45 pm Ton. Angels FC -v- Billericay Town Semi-professional football, at Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. £10 / concessions. www. tonbridgeangels.co.uk TUES. 13 MARCH, 7.50pm for 8pm Cage Green Women’s Institute All welcome, first visit free, join thereafter if interested. Fisher Hall (opp. Corpus Christie Church), Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. 01732 360512


THURS. 15 MARCH, 3pm Circle Dance for Older People “Normally quiet people smile and laugh”. All welcome. £3 incl. refreshments. Angel Centre,Angel Lane, TN9 1SF FRI. 16 MARCH, 10.30am-12 noon Tonbridge U3A Coffee Morning Members and others interested in knowing more about U3A. Rose & Crown, Oak Lounge, 125 High St., TN9 1DD. £2.50 inc. refreshments. 07985 136115, u3aton@gmail.com, www.tonbridgeu3a.com FRI. 16 to THURS. 22 MARCH, 10am-4pm (10.30am-4pm on Sun.) Spring Art Exhibition By members of the Tonbridge Art Group. Council Chambers, Tonbridge Castle, TN9 1BG. Free entry. FRI. 16 MARCH, 11am - 1pm Friends Together - Bereavement Support Coffee and chat with others in a similar situation. Rose & Crown Hotel, 125 High St., TN9 1DD. Free. Info & enquiries: Lindsay 360328, lindsay@ friendstogetherbs.org. FRI. 16 MARCH, 7.30pm Tonbridge Comedy Night Three of the top circuit comedians. EMF Studio, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £12. 01732 304241 / www.emftheatre.com SAT. 17 MARCH, 2pm - 4.30pm Middle East - Update WEA Day School briefing and discussion led by Brian Beeley. Methodist Church, Higham Lane, TN10 4JG. £15. 01732 358 272, weatonbridgesecretrary@gmail.com

TN10 3JF. £10 / concessions. www. tonbridgeangels.co.uk SAT. 17 MARCH, 7.30 pm Concert : Gary Ryan & Craig Ogden - classical guitars. Two of the world’s most exciting guitarists, with music from Bach to Piazzolla. St Peter & St Paul Parish Church, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. Tickets £20, under 18s £5. Tonbridge Music Club, tel 838 698, www.tmc. org.uk and use Eventbrite. SAT. 17 MARCH - SAT. 24 MARCH LOVESONG, a play by Abi Morgan A haunting and beautiful tale of one couple’s relationship. The Oast Theatre, London Rd., TN10 3AN. Tickets from the box office at www. oasttheatre.com, tel 01732 363849 SUN. 18 MARCH, 10am-12 noon Mum2Mum Market/Nearly New Sale Top quality preloved baby & children’s items (0-6 years) for a fraction of high street prices. 30+ stalls. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. £2 entry SUN. 18 MARCH, 2pm Junior Cross Country Race One mile race for 12 year olds and under. 2pm registration, 2.30pm race start. Judd School Sports Fields, off Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BB. All youngsters welcome. £2. Tonbridge Athletic Club. dawnhookway@aol.com TUES. 20 MARCH, 7.30 pm The A21 Dualling Project Illustrated update on this major project, including some of the problems encountered. Members of Tonbridge Civic Society free, nonmembers £2 donation. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF.

SAT. 17 MARCH, 2.30 pm Guitar workshop With Gary Ryan & Craig Ogden, classical guitarists. To take part, email music@tmc.org.uk. Audience £10, under-18s FREE. St Peter & St Paul Parish Church, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. Tonbridge Music Club, www. tmc.org.uk SAT. 17 MARCH, 3pm Ton. Angels FC v Kingstonians Semi-professional football, at Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave.,

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TUES. 20 MARCH, 7.30pm - 10pm North Tonbridge Women’s Institute We meet at the Methodist Church, Higham Lane, TN10 4JG. Visitors welcome. www.northtonbridgewi.co.uk

the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society. Tonbridge School Chapel, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets adults £16 / conc. £15 / students £8, at www.tonphil.org. uk/etickets.

WED. 21 MARCH, 7.30pm Kent’s Wild Year A talk by local nature expert Simon Ginnaw. St Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. RSPB members £3.50, concessions £2.50. All nonmembers £4.50. Tel: 01732 362177, e-mail: lar123@virginmedia.com.

SUN. 25 MARCH, 1am British summer time starts. One hour forward

THURS. 22 MARCH, 2.30pm Great Tarts in Art : High Culture & the Oldest Profession A lecture by Linda Smith. The Arts Society Tonbridge, Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. All welcome. Members’ sub £43, or £6 guest. 01622 754 929, www.tonbridgedfas.org.uk THURS. 22 MARCH, 7.30pm North Tonbridge Flower Arrangers Flower demonstrations or workshops. Friendly club, new members welcome. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Members’ sub £40 pa, visitors £7 or £10 for a workshop. Tel 01732 369471 / 01732 466888 / find us on Facebook FRI. 23 MARCH, 11.45am - 1.30pm TAMS Forum For our over-50s. Open meeting re care in your own home / maintaining independence. Free event incl. lunch. Age UK Hall, Bradford St., TN9 1DU. FRI. 23 MARCH, 7.30pm, and SAT. 24 MARCH, 2.30pm Ballet Central Showcasing the best in dance theatre. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £15 / 16 and under £13 / £10 group rate. 01732 304241 / www.emftheatre.com

MON. 26 MARCH, 7.30pm Tonbridge Forum Over 40 local organisations meet to discuss common topics of interest. All welcome. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Free entry. TUES. 27 MARCH, 6pm - 8pm SRP Toy & Train Fair Stalls selling model railways, diecast vehicles, and transport ephemera. Entry £1.50, children free. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. WED. 28 MARCH, 2pm Tonbridge (Afternoon) Flower Arrangement Club All welcome, to enjoy our diverse programme. Fee for visitors, or annual sub. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. THURS. 29 MARCH, 7pm NT Encore : Julius Caesar Ben Wishaw stars in this production from the Bridge Theatre. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £14 / £12 conc. 01732 304241 / www.emftheatre.com FRI. 30 MARCH, 3pm Tonbridge Angels v Harlow Town Semi-professional football, at Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. £10 + concessions. www. tonbridgeangels.co.uk.

SAT. 24 MARCH, 3pm Ton. Juddians RFC -v- Barnstaple National level 4 rugby. The Slade, TN9 1JR. Spectators £10/under16s free. tjrfc.co.uk. SAT. 24 MARCH, 7.30pm Copland : In the Beginning Bernstein: Chichester Psalms Verdi: Four sacred pieces A choral and orchestral concert by

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Abbey Funeral Services Ltd., 173 High Street, TN9 1BX Baldwins Travel, 157 High Street, TN9 2AJ Barnes Kingsnorth, 141 High Street, TN9 1DH Basil Wholefoods Café & Coffee Shop, 30 High Street, TN9 1EJ bea, 10 Barden Road, TN9 1TX Beyond the Grounds, Gilbert House, River Walk, TN9 1DT Broadview Tea Room & Garden Centre, Hadlow College, Hadlow TN11 0AL Café 1809, 152-154 Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough, TN11 9HW Cindy Knight Clinic ,174 Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough, TN11 9HP Clarke Williams, 194 High Street, TN9 1BE Cook, 84 High Street, TN9 1AP Country Garden, 191 High Street TN9 1BX Cycle Ops, 148 High Street, TN9 1BL Design a Head, Carlton House, The Botany, Sovereign Way, TN9 1SA E M Forster Theatre (Tonbridge School), High Street, TN9 1JP FCB Artisan Espresso Bars, Tonbridge Station, TN9 1TT Finch House, Unit 15 The Pavilion TN9 1TE Flowers by Enchantment, 11 Quarry Hill Road, TN9 2RH Glow Dry Cleaners, 4 Quarry Hill Parade, TN9 2HR Gorgeous George, 6 The Pavilion, TN9 1E Grace Fashion, 9 Angel Walk, TN9 1TJ Gurkha Planet, 16 Avebury Avenue, TN9 1TN Hadlow Stair Garage, 130 Vale Road, TN9 1SP Haywards Farm Shop, Charcott Holm, Tonbridge Road/Hadlow, TN11 0AH Hildenborough Farmers’ Market, St John’s Church, Hildenboro’, TN11 9HT Ian Chatfield Butcher & Delicatessen, 16 High Street, TN9 1EJ Inspirations Hair Salon, 181 High Street, TN9 1BX Little Blue Finch, The Botany, TN9 1SA Martin and Co., 126 High Street, TN9 1AS Medway School of Dance, 145 High Street, TN9 1DH Mochafella New Jimmy’s Café, 28 Avebury Avenue TN9 1TN Oriental Buffet Club, 96 High Street, TN9 1AP Pavilion Flowers, The Pavilion Centre, TN9 1TE Peak Fitness, 2-12 Avebury Avenue TN9 1TF Pennard Vets, Eton Place, 31 London Road, TN10 3AB Persona Health & Beauty, 42 Quincewood Gardens, TN10 3LR Ray Goodwin Photographic, 195 High Street, TN9 1BX Rose & Crown Hotel, The, 125 High Street, TN9 1DD Sally Jane Yoga, www.sallyjaneyoga.uk Shipbourne Farmers Market, St Giles Church, Shipbourne, TN11 9PF Stephens Hairdressers, 134 High Street, TN9 1BB Sulston’s Kitchen, 11 Quarry Hill Parade, TN9 2HR Susan Adams - Business Services, 161 High Street, TN9 1BX Tanyard Farm, Hadlow Road, TN9 1PD The Artisan Restaurant, West Kent College, Brook Street, TN9 2PW The Carpet Centre, 47-48 Quarry Hill Road, TN9 2RT. TMBC, Gibson Bldng, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill, West Malling ME19 4LZ Tonbridge Angels Football Club, Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave.,, TN10 3JF Tonbridge Clinic, The, 339 Shipbourne Road, TN10 3EU Tonbridge Dry Cleaners, 178 High Street, TN9 1AJ Tonbridge Farmers Market, Sovereign Way, TN9 1RG Tonbridge Music Club, 8 Woodview Crescent, Hildenborough TN11 9HD Tonbridge Osteopathic Clinic, Treatment Rooms, 34 Avebury Ave., TN9 1TL Tonbridge River Trips , The Big Bridge, High Street, TN9 1DR Tonbridge Shoe Repairs & Keys, 147 High Street, TN9 1BX Warners, Bank House, Bank Street, TN9 1BL Wolfit, 10 High Street, TN9 1ES


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see also - WHAT’s ON EACH WEEK, page 5 THROUGHOUT THE MONTH Dine & Donate - the challenge! Host a meal, your guests donate to Tree of Hope supporting seriously ill and disabled children. Details at www.dineanddonate.co.uk EVERY WEEKEND, 11am - 3pm / hourly, on the hour River Trips 50-minute trip on the River Medway around Tonbridge. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DR. Adults £10 / under 16s £5. www.tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk SUN. 1 APRIL Easter Sunday Find details of our churches’ services from their web sites - details on p.11. MON. 2 APRIL, 8pm North Tonbridge Horticultural Society ‘Plants for Beneficial Insects’, with Vanessa Jones. St Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. www. northtonbridgehortsoc.btck.co.uk TUES. 3 APRIL, 10.30am - 1pm Football Academy, for 16-18 year olds Trials for the full-time football academy and education scheme offered by Tonbridge Angels FC and Hugh Christie School. Register your details at tafcacademy@outlook.com WED. 4 APRIL, 10am - 12 noon Roundel Poetry Meets monthly to write and critique their poems. Tonbridge Parish Church, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. £5 per morning. Also Saturdays 2pm-4pm monthly at the Bakehouse, 124 High St. TN9 1AS, All levels welcome. roundelpoetrytonbridge.com WED 4 - SAT. 7 APRIL, 7.30pm (plus 2.30pm on Wed & Sat) LAMPS Musical “Singin’ in the Rain” A singing and dancing extravaganza set in the 1920s. E.M. Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St.,TN9 1JP. £15 (£13 conc.). Box office 01732 304241, lamps.org.uk. WED. 4 - SAT. 7 APRIL Shakespeare’s The Tempest By the Oast Youth at The Oast Theatre, London Rd., TN10 3AN. Tickets from the box office at www.

oasttheatre.com, tel 01732 363849 THURS. 5 APRIL, 5.30pm - 8pm ArtSpring Gallery First Thursday late opening event, welcoming a guest artist. 167 High St., TN9 1BX. artspringgallery.co.uk THURS. 5 APRIL, 7.30pm TMBC Planning Committee Hear our town’s planning applications discussed. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Free admission. THURS. 5 APRIL, 7.30pm Tonbridge Winemakers AGM (members only). Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. See www. tonbridgewinemakers.com FRI. 6 APRIL, 7.30pm - 9.30pm Tonbridge Art Group Demonstration by John Woodberry. Visitors welcome £5. Christ Church, High St., TN9 1SG. tonbridgeartgroup.pbwiki.com SAT. 7 APRIL, 5.30am - 7.30am Dawn Chorus River Trip Early morning trip to hear the bird song, complete with guide. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DR. £15 - prebooking essential. 07808 739020, info@tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk SAT. 7 APRIL, 2pm North Tonbridge Horticultural Society Our Spring Show. All welcome. St Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. www.northtonbridgehortsoc. btck.co.uk SAT. 7 APRIL, 7.30pm Poppy Appeal Spring Dinner Dance Hadlow Manor Hotel, Maidstone Rd., TN11 0JH. All profit to The Poppy Appeal. Email pjstmills@aol.com SUN. 8 APRIL, 9.30am-1.30pm Tonbridge Farmers’ Market The biggest and best in Kent. Free entry/free parking. Sovereign Way, TN9 1RG. MON. 9 APRIL, 10.30am - 1pm Football Academy, for 16-18 year olds Trials for the full-time football academy and education scheme offered by Tonbridge Angels FC and Hugh Christie School. Register your details at tafcacademy@outlook.com MON. 9 APRIL, 2pm - 4pm Tonbara Social afternoon for the over 50s, with entertainer/speaker. £1.50 a

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are blind or partially sighted. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ.

MON. 9 APRIL, 2.30pm - 4.30pm Positive Ageing Get-Together Monthly meeting - speakers, lunches, outings, companionship. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. Annual sub £10. 01732 351985

SAT. 14 APRIL, 3pm Tonbridge Angels v Enfield Town Semi-professional football, at Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. £10 + concessions. www. tonbridgeangels.co.uk.

MON. 9 APRIL, 7.30pm - 9.30pm Good Companions Club for Seniors Bingo, refreshments, entertainment. All welcome. New Telegraph Club, Priory Rd., TN9 2AS. 01732 355676

SAT. 14 APRIL, 3pm Tonbridge Juddians RFC -v- Redruth National level 4 rugby. The Slade, TN9 1JR. Spectators £10/under16s free. tjrfc.co.uk.

TUES. 10 APRIL, 11am Dementia-Friendly Golf Morning Enjoy a round on our 9-hole course, tuition, refreshments. £6 per person, carers go free. Poult Wood Golf Centre, Higham Lane, TN11 9QR. Tel David Copsey 01732 364039

TUES. 17 APRIL, 5.15am - 7.15am Dawn Chorus River Trip Early morning trip to hear the bird song, complete with guide. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DR. £15 - prebooking essential. 07808 739020, info@tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk

TUES. 10 APRIL, 7.50pm for 8pm Cage Green Women’s Institute All welcome, first visit free, join thereafter if interested. Fisher Hall (opp. Corpus Christie Church), Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. 01732 360512 THURS. 12 APRIL, 7.30pm The Armistice, Before and After Following the AGM, a lecture by Geoff Vines. Tonbridge Historical Society, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Visitors welcome, pay £3 at door / under 18s free. 01732 503874, secretary@tonbridgehistory.org.uk THURS. 12 APRIL - SAT. 14 APRIL, 7.30pm. + 2.30pm on SAT. Jesus Christ Superstar Talentz Youth Theatre return with this rock musical. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £12/conc. £12. 01732 304241 / www. emftheatre.com

TUES. 17 APRIL, 7.30pm - 10pm North Tonbridge Women’s Institute We meet at the Methodist Church, Higham Lane, TN10 4JG. Visitors welcome. www.northtonbridgewi.co.uk TUES. 17 APRIL, 7.30pm The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Tonbridge Civic Society presents the nominations in Tonbridge as identified by members. Society members free, non-members £2 donation. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. WED. 18 APRIL, 7.30pm “Where Yee-Haa meets Olé” A winter wildlife tour round the Southern U.S. States by Ralph & Brenda Todd, for RSPB. St Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. RSPB members £3.50, conc. £2.50. All non-members £4.50. 01732 362177, lar123@virginmedia.com.

SAT. 14 APRIL, 10am - 3pm Crafts, Vintage & Gift Fair Arts, crafts, unique vintage items, unusual gifts. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Free entry. SAT. 14 APRIL, 10am - 3.30pm Tonbridge Lacemakers Friendly group of lacemakers meeting monthly for chat and to make all types of lace. Fisher Hall, (opp. Corpus Christi Church), Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. tonbridgelacemakers.org.uk SAT. 14 APRIL, 2.30pm Torch Trust Friendship and talks for people who

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THURS. 19 APRIL, 12 noon - 9pm Tonbridge Lions Charity Golf Day Individual and Team Stapleford competition and dinner. Poult Wood Golf Centre, Higham Lane, TN11 9QR. Price tba. Contact mi.mcgill2@ googlemail.com for entry form.

WED. 25 APRIL, 2pm Tonbridge (Afternoon) Flower Arrangement Club All welcome, to enjoy our diverse programme. Fee for visitors, or annual sub. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF.

THURS. 19 APRIL, 3pm Circle Dance for Older People “Normally quiet people smile and laugh”. All welcome. £3 incl. refreshments. Angel Centre,Angel Lane, TN9 1SF

THURS. 26 APRIL, 2.30pm Carl & Karin Larsson / The Ikea Effect A lecture by Anne Clements. The Arts Society Tonbridge, Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. All welcome. Members’ sub £43, or £6 guest. 01622 754 929, www.tonbridgedfas.org.uk

FRI. 20 APRIL, 10.30am-12 noon Tonbridge U3A Coffee Morning Members and others interested in knowing more about U3A. Rose & Crown, Oak Lounge, 125 High St., TN9 1DD. £2.50 inc. refreshments. 07985 136115, u3aton@gmail.com, www.tonbridgeu3a.com FRI. 20 APRIL, 11am - 1pm Friends Together - Bereavement Support Coffee and chat with others in a similar situation. Rose & Crown Hotel, 125 High St., TN9 1DD. Free. Info & enquiries: Lindsay 360328, lindsay@ friendstogetherbs.org. FRI. 20 APRIL, 7.30pm - 9.30pm Tonbridge Art Group Talk - An Evening with Ron Dean. Visitors welcome £5. Christ Church, High St., TN9 1SG. tonbridgeartgroup.pbwiki.com FRI. 20 APRIL, 7.30pm Tonbridge Comedy Night Three of the top circuit comedians. EMF Studio, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £12. Tel 01732 304241 / www.emftheatre.com SAT. 21 - SAT. 28 APRIL ‘Nell Gwynn’, by Jessica Swale This very funny play charts the rise of Nell Gwynn, The Oast Theatre, London Rd., TN10 3AN. Tickets from the box office at www.oasttheatre. com, tel 01732 363849 SUN. 22 APRIL, 2pm and 4pm You’ve Got Dragons A delightful tale, for ages 3+. Interwoven with BSL and audio. EMF Studio, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £9. 01732 304241 / www.emftheatre.com

THURS. 26 APRIL, 7.30pm Lost A touching & hilarious story from Hot Coals Theatre with clowns, puppetry and physical theatre. EMF Studio, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £15 /conc. £13. 01732 304241 www.emftheatre.com THURS. 26 APRIL, 7.30pm North Tonbridge Flower Arrangers Flower demonstrations or workshops. Friendly club, new members welcome. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Members’ sub £40 pa, visitors £7 or £10 for a workshop. Tel 01732 369471 / 01732 466888 / find us on Facebook SAT. 28 APRIL, 4.45am - 6.45am Dawn Chorus River Trip Early morning trip to hear the bird song, complete with guide. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DR. £15 - prebooking essential. 07808 739020, info@tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk SAT. 28 APRIL, 3pm Ton. Juddians RFC -v- Edmunds National level 4 rugby. The Slade, TN9 1JR. Spectators £10/under16s free. tjrfc.co.uk.

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SAT. 28 APRIL, 3pm Tonbridge Angels v Leatherhead Semi-professional football, at Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. £10 + concessions. www. tonbridgeangels.co.uk.

THURS. 3 MAY, 5.30pm - 8pm ArtSpring Gallery First Thursday late opening event, with a new show “Spring into Summer”. 167 High St., TN9 1BX. www.artspringgallery.co.uk

SUN. 29 APRIL, 2pm The Story behind the WWI Gravestones A talk by Pam Mills at Tonbridge Cemetery, Shipbourne Rd., TN10 3ED . All welcome. Free event. Register interest via Poppy100 FaceBook page

THURS. 3 MAY, 7.30pm Tonbridge Winemakers A talk on the paranormal. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. See www.tonbridgewinemakers.com

MON. 30 APRIL, 4.30am - 6.30am Dawn Chorus River Trip Early morning trip through the locks to hear the bird song, complete with guide. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DR. £15 - pre-booking essential. 07808 739020, info@ tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk

MAY 2018 - see also

- WHAT’s ON EACH WEEK, page 5 THROUGHOUT THE MONTH Dine & Donate - the challenge! Host a meal of any kind, your guests donate to Tree of Hope supporting seriously ill and disabled children. Details at www.dineanddonate.co.uk EVERY MON. & FRI., 5pm - 8pm Open Water Swimming Training and swimming for adults and juniors (from 7+) in Haysden Lake, Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BE. £6 per swim per person + extras - see www.triswim.org.uk EVERY WED. to SUN. plus BANK HOLIDAYS, 11am - 3pm / hourly, on the hour River Trips 50-minute trip on the River Medway. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DR. Adults £10 / under 16s £5. www.tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk WED. 2 MAY, 10am - 12 noon Roundel Poetry Meets monthly. Tonbridge Parish Church, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. £5 per morning. Also Saturdays 2pm-4pm monthly at the Bakehouse, 124 High St. TN9 1AS, All levels welcome. roundelpoetrytonbridge.com

FRI. 4 MAY, 7.30pm-9.30pm Tonbridge Art Group AGM and painting competition subject TBA. Visitors welcome £5. Christ Church, High St., TN9 1SG. tonbridgeartgroup.pbwiki.com SAT. & SUN. 5 & 6 MAY Civil War Re-Enactment Watch fierce battles as Parliamentarian soldiers attempt to storm our Castle each day. Visit the soldiers, see displays of musketeers, pikemen and cannon. Castle Lawns, Tonbridge Castle, TN9 1BG. Free entry. SAT. & SUN. 5 & 6 MAY, 10.30am 4.30pm THE RIVER MARKET Stalls aplenty for browsing around, at The Watergate, High St., TN9 1DR. Free entry. SAT. 5 MAY, 7.30 pm Tonbridge Music Club Concert ‘Over The Piano’ - Ben Johnson (tenor) & Roger Vignoles (piano). A bouquet of vocal treats, from Purcell to Gershwin. Big School, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £20, under 18s £5. www.tmc.org.uk, tel 838 698, SUN. 6 MAY, 9.30am - 3.30pm Postcard Fair Sale of wide range of cards of all kinds, also collectables. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Entry £1, children free. Tel 01732 463575 MON. 7 MAY, 7am onward Tonbridge Triathlon Organised by Tonbridge Lions. Sprint, standard distance and sprint relay events. Tonbridge School Sports Complex, London Rd., TN10 3AD. Enrol via www. tonbridgetriathlon.co.uk, or just enjoy supporting the competitors.

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MON. 7 MAY, 7.30pm - 9.30pm Good Companions Club for Seniors Bingo, refreshments, entertainment. All welcome. New Telegraph Club, Priory Rd., TN9 2AS. 01732 355676

SAT. 12 MAY, 2.30pm Torch Trust Friendship and talks for people who are blind or partially sighted. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ.

MON. 7 MAY, 8pm North Tonbridge Horticultural Society ‘The Social History of the Potato’, with Dr Sue Turner. All welcome. St Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. www.northtonbridgehortsoc. btck.co.uk

SUN. 13 MAY, 7.15am RIDE100 Castle Ride Watch 1,000 cyclists prepare and depart on this lengthy road race in aid of Action Medical Research. Ton. Castle Upper Lawn, TN9 1BG. Free.

TUES. 8 MAY, 11am Dementia-Friendly Golf Morning Enjoy a round on our 9-hole course, tuition, refreshments. £6 per person, carers go free. Poult Wood Golf Centre, Higham Lane, TN11 9QR. Tel David Copsey 01732 364039 TUES. 8 MAY, 7.50pm for 8pm Cage Green Women’s Institute All welcome, first visit free, join thereafter if interested. Fisher Hall (opp. Corpus Christie Church), Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. 01732 360512 THURS. 10 MAY, 7pm Last Resort A piece for 13+ year olds, imagining Guantanamo Bay is now a holiday resort until the audience relive its past. EMF Studio, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £15 / conc. £13. 01732 304241 / www.emftheatre.com FRI. 11 MAY, 7.30pm Tonbridge Comedy Night Three of the top circuit comedians. EMF Studio, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £12. 01732 304241 / www.emftheatre.com SAT. & SUN. 12 & 13 MAY, 9am - 5pm on Saturday 10am - 4pm on Sunday West Kent Garden & Craft Show Inspiration for garden and home. Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. £3 adults/£2 OAPs/under 16s free. Free parking. SAT. 12 MAY, 10am - 3.30pm Tonbridge Lacemakers Friendly group of lacemakers meeting monthly for chat and to make all types of lace. Fisher Hall, (opp. Corpus Christi Church), Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. tonbridgelacemakers.org.uk

SUN. 13 MAY, 9.30am-1.30pm Tonbridge Farmers’ Market The biggest and best in Kent. “Real Bread Month”. Free entry/free parking. Sovereign Way, TN9 1RG. SUN. 13 MAY, 10am-12 noon Mum2Mum Market/Nearly New Sale Top quality preloved baby & children’s items (0-6 years) for a fraction of high street prices. 30+ stalls. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. £2 entry MON. 14 MAY, 2pm - 4pm Tonbara Social afternoon for the over 50s, with entertainer/speaker. £1.50 a meeting + £5 annual sub. Visitors £2. Fisher Hall, Lyons Cres., TN9 1EY. MON. 14 MAY, 2.30pm - 4.30pm Positive Ageing Get-Together Monthly meeting - speakers, lunches, outings, companionship. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. Annual sub £10. 01732 351985 TUES. 15 MAY, 7.30pm - 10pm North Tonbridge Women’s Institute We meet at the Methodist Church, Higham Lane, TN10 4JG. Visitors welcome. www.northtonbridgewi.co.uk WED. 16 MAY, 7pm NT Encore : Macbeth Starring Rory Kinnear & Anne-Marie Duff. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £14 / conc. £12. 01732 304241 / emftheatre.com THURS. 17 MAY, 3pm Circle Dance for Older People “Normally quiet people smile and laugh”. All welcome. £3 incl. refreshments. Angel Centre,Angel Lane, TN9 1SF THURS. 17 MAY, 7.30pm TMBC Planning Committee Hear our town’s planning applications

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discussed. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Free admission. FRI. 18 MAY, 10.30am - 12 noon Tonbridge U3A Coffee Morning Learn about U3A at Rose & Crown, Oak Lounge, 125 High St., TN9 1DD. £2.50 inc. refreshments. 07985 136115, u3aton@gmail.com, www.tonbridgeu3a.com FRI. 18 MAY, 11am - 1pm Friends Together - Bereavement Support Coffee and chat with others in a similar situation. Rose & Crown Hotel, 125 High St., TN9 1DD. Free. Info & enquiries: Lindsay 360328, lindsay@ friendstogetherbs.org. FRI. 18 MAY, 7.30pm - 9.30pm Tonbridge Art Group An evening to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Visitors welcome £5. Christ Church, High St., TN9 1SG. tonbridgeartgroup.pbwiki.com SAT. 19 MAY, 4am - 6am Dawn Chorus River Trip Early morning trip to hear the bird song, complete with guide. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DR. £15 pre-booking essential. 07808 739020, info@tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk SAT. 19 MAY, 7.30pm Beethoven, Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’ Nielsen: Flute Concerto with soloist Matthew Higham An orchestral concert by the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society. Tonbridge School Chapel, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets adults £16 / conc. £15 / students £8, at www.tonphil.org.uk SAT. & SUN. 19/20 MAY, 11am-4pm Demonstration Weekend A chance to see artists, jewellers etc. demonstrating their skills. ArtSpring Gallery, 167 High St., TN9 1BX. SAT. 19 MAY - SAT. 26 MAY Hitchcock’s ‘Dial M for Murder’ The Oast Theatre, London Rd., TN10 3AN. Tickets from the box office at www.oasttheatre.com, tel 363849 MON. 21 MAY, 2pm Guided Walk around Tonbridge By local historian Patricia Mortlock. Meet at Lloyds Bank, 121 High St., TN9 1DB. All welcome. Free, donations to Mental Health requested.

WED. 23 MAY, 2pm Tonbridge (Afternoon) Flower Arrangement Club All welcome, to enjoy our diverse programme. Fee for visitors, or annual sub. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. THURS. 24 MAY, 2.30pm The Story of Russian Art A lecture by Rosamund Bartlett. The Arts Society Tonbridge, Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. All welcome. Members’ sub £43, or £6 guest. 01622 754 929, www.tonbridgedfas.org.uk THURS. 24 MAY, 7.30pm-9.30pm North Tonbridge Flower Arrangers Flower demonstrations or workshops. Friendly club, new members welcome. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Members’ sub £40 pa, visitors £7 or £10 for a workshop. Tel 01732 369471 / 01732 466888 / find us on Facebook FRI. 25 MAY, 11.45am-1.30pm TAMS Forum For our over-50s. SECAM workshop. Free event incl. lunch. Age UK Hall, Bradford St., TN9 1DU. FRI., SAT. & SUN, 25 / 26 / 27 MAY, 4pm - 11.30pm on Friday 12 noon - 11.30pm on Saturday 12 noon 11pm on Sunday AngelFest 7 Beer & Music Festival. Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave.,TN10 3JF. Free entry, drink tokens on sale. SAT. & SUN. 26 MAY & 27 MAY Tonbridge Food Festival A glorious weekend of food, drink and family fun with stalls, cookery demos, Bake-Off competition, crafts, and more. Castle Lawn, Ton. Castle,TN9 1BG. Free entry. SAT. 26 MAY, 10am - 3pm Crafts, Vintage & Gift Fair Arts, crafts, unique vintage items, unusual gifts. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Free entry. SAT. 26 MAY, 10am - 4pm Tonbridge Angling Society Open Day - New Lagoon (The Ballast Pit) Learn about the sport, equipment on loan during day, bait provided foc. Families welcome. Free event. Park at Haysden Country Park main car park (charges apply), Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BB. www.tonbridgeangling.co.uk

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JUNE 2018 - see also

- WHAT’s ON EACH WEEK, page 5 EVERY SATURDAY, 7.30pm-11pm Live Music At the New Telegraph Club, 26 Priory Rd., TN9 2AS. Free to members (£21 annual sub), £5 non-members. Tel 01732 358 729 for details. EVERY WED. to SUN. plus BANK HOLIDAYS, 11am - 3pm / hourly, on the hour River Trips 50-minute trip on the River Medway around Tonbridge. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DR. Adults £10 / under 16s £5. www.tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk SAT. 2 JUNE, 10am to 6pm Tonbridge Art Fair First event of its kind in the town. All welcome. River Walk, High St., TN9 1DT. Free entry. annemolineux@ btinternet.com


MON. 4 JUNE, 7.30pm-9.30pm Good Companions Club for Senior Citizens Bingo, refreshments, entertainment. All welcome. New Telegraph Club, Priory Rd., TN9 2AS. 01732 355676 WED. 6 JUNE, 10am - 12 noon Roundel Poetry Meets monthly to write and critique their poems. Tonbridge Parish Church, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. £5 per morning. Also Saturdays 2pm-4pm monthly at the Bakehouse, 124 High St. TN9 1AS, All levels welcome. roundelpoetrytonbridge.com THURS. 7 JUNE, 9am - 8pm ArtSpring Gallery First Thursday late opening event, another chance to see new show. 167 High St., TN9 1BX. www. artspringgallery.co.uk THURS. 7 MAY, 7pm NT Encore : An American in Paris Award-winning musical from the West End. Your last chance to see it! EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. £14 / conc. £12. 01732 304241 / www.emftheatre.com THURS. 7 JUNE, 7.30pm Tonbridge Winemakers A talk on the day Amy Johnson visited Chelsfield. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. See www. tonbridgewinemakers.com FRI. 8 JUNE, 9.15pm - 11.15pm Bat Watching River Trip Evening trip to hear and see bats on the river, complete with guide. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DR. £15 pre-booking essential. 07808 739020, info@tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk SAT. 8 JUNE, 9am - 6.30pm & SUN. 9 JUNE, 9am - 3pm TJFC’s 25th Football Fiesta A tournament for young footballers, using the pitches at the Racecourse Sportsground behind the High St., TN9 1DS. Adult spectators £2, children free. To enter tournament email mark.roberts64@hotmail.com SAT. 9 JUNE, 10am - 3.30pm Tonbridge Lacemakers Friendly group of lacemakers meeting monthly for chat and to make all types of lace. Fisher Hall, (opp. Corpus Christi Church), Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. tonbridgelacemakers.org.uk

SAT. 9 JUNE, 10.30am - 3.30pm People, Politics and Power WEA Day School, exploring the latest developments in Europe, USA and the Middle East. Led by Ron Edwards and Brian Beeley. Methodist Church, Higham Lane, TN10 4JG. £30. 01732 358 272, weatonbridgesecretrary@ gmail.com SAT. 9 JUNE, 2.30pm Torch Trust Friendship and talks for people who are blind or partially sighted. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. SUN. 10 JUNE, 9.30am-1.30pm Tonbridge Farmers’ Market Kent’s Farmers’ Market of the Year and our 6th birthday. Free entry/free parking. Sovereign Way, TN9 1RG. SUN. 10 JUNE, morning Displays by the Hartley Morris Men 10.30am - The Chequerboard, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF 11.15am-Watergate, High St.,TN9 1DR 12 noon - Ton. Castle Upper Lawn. MON. 11 JUNE, 2pm-4pm Tonbara Social afternoon for the over 50s, with entertainer/speaker. £1.50 a meeting + £5 annual sub. Visitors £2. Fisher Hall, Lyons Cres., TN9 1EY. MON. 11 JUNE, 2.30pm-4.30pm Positive Ageing Get-Together Monthly meeting - speakers, lunches, outings, companionship. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. Annual sub £10. 01732 351985 TUES. 12 JUNE, 11am Dementia-Friendly Golf Morning Enjoy a round on our 9-hole course, tuition, refreshments. £6 per person, carers go free. Poult Wood Golf Centre, Higham Lane, TN11 9QR. Tel David Copsey 01732 364039 TUES. 12 JUNE, 7.50pm for 8pm Cage Green Women’s Institute All welcome, first visit free, join thereafter if interested. Fisher Hall (opp. Corpus Christie Church), Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. 01732 360512 FRI. 15 JUNE, 11am - 1pm Friends Together - Bereavement Support Coffee and chat with others in a similar situation. Rose & Crown Hotel, 125 High St., TN9 1DD. Free. Info &

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enquiries: Lindsay 360328, lindsay@ friendstogetherbs.org. SUN. 17 JUNE Father’s Day SUN. 17 JUNE, 11.30am & 2pm Me & My Bee Save the world - one bee at a time, a comedy for children & adults alike. EMF Studio, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £9. 01732 304241 / www.emftheatre.com SUN. 17 JUNE, afternoon Summer Carnival Procession & Fete Organised by Tonbridge Lions Club. Procession thru the High Street - the theme is “Animal Capers” - followed by a fete on the Castle Lawn. Free entry. Carnival queries: maddison. bob@talk21.com / commercial stall queries: dominic.keast@talktalk.net TUES. 19 JUNE, 6.30pm - 8.30pm Evening Down River Trip Evening trip through the locks to hear and see wildlife on the river, complete with guide. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DR. £15 - pre-booking essential. 07808 739020, info@ tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk TUES. 19 JUNE, 7.30pm - 10pm North Tonbridge Women’s Institute We meet at the Methodist Church, Higham Lane, TN10 4JG. Visitors welcome. www.northtonbridgewi.co.uk THURS. 21 JUNE, 3pm Circle Dance for Older People “Normally quiet people smile and laugh”. All welcome. £3 incl. refreshments. Angel Centre,Angel Lane, TN9 1SF FRI. 22 JUNE, 7.30pm Tonbridge Comedy Night Three of the top circuit comedians. EMF Studio, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £12. 01732 304241 / www.emftheatre.com

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FRI. 22 JUNE, 9.30pm - 11.30pm Bat Watching River Trip Evening trip to hear and see bats on the river, complete with guide. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DR. £15 pre-booking essential. 07808 739020, info@tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk

SAT. 23 JUNE, 2pm North Tonbridge Horticultural Society Our Summer Show. All welcome. St Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. www.northtonbridgehortsoc. btck.co.uk SAT. 23 - SAT. 30 JUNE ‘Ghosts’, a play by Henrik Ibsen The Oast Theatre, London Rd., TN10 3AN. Tickets from the box office at www.oasttheatre.com, tel 363849 SUN. 24 JUNE, 11.30am - 5pm NGS Open Garden Small modern garden, opened for charity. 37 The Haydens. £4 entry. WED. 27 JUNE, 2pm Tonbridge (Afternoon) Flower Arrangement Club All welcome, to enjoy our diverse programme. Fee for visitors, or annual sub. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. THURS. 28 JUNE, 2.30pm India : The British Contribution to its History, Archaeology, Architecture and Languages A lecture by Oliver Everett. The Arts Society Tonbridge, Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. All welcome. Members’ sub £43, or £6 guest. www.tonbridgedfas.org.uk. THURS. 28 JUNE, 7.30pm North Tonbridge Flower Arrangers Flower demonstrations or workshops. Friendly club, new members welcome. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Members’ sub £40 pa, visitors £7 or £10 for a workshop. Tel 01732 369471 / 01732 466888 / find us on Facebook THURS. 28 JUNE, 7.30pm TMBC Planning Committee Hear our town’s planning applications discussed. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Free admission. SAT. 30 JUNE, 10am - 3pm Crafts, Vintage & Gift Fair Arts, crafts, unique vintage items, unusual gifts. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Free entry. SAT. 30 JUNE, 7.30pm Tonbridge Philharmonic Society Summer Concert St. Stephen’s Church, Waterloo Rd.,, TN9 2SW. Tickets adults £16 / conc. £15 / students £8, at www.tonphil.org. uk/etickets.


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What's on March to June 2018  
What's on March to June 2018  
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