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What’s On In Tonbridge Here you will find listed all the great things going on in the town for the next four months. In particular, watch out for TONBRIDGE CALLING on Sat. 12 August, a family-friendly FREE music festival in Tonbridge Park, then, on 10 September, it’s DRAGON BOAT RACING – the fifth annual FREE event, all day on the River Medway at the Big Bridge and River Walk. The Town Team aims to promote Tonbridge and to make it a better place to shop, work, do business and socialise. We develop our own projects whilst also working with other organisations in the town to promote the arts, culture, commerce and community involvement. 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 PAGE 5 WHAT’S ON IN JULY 2017? PAGE 11 WHAT’S ON IN AUGUST 2017? SEE PAGE 19 WHAT’S ON IN SEPTEMBER 2017? SEE PAGE 25 WHAT’S ON IN OCTOBER 2017? SEE PAGE 31

EACH WEEK: THROUGHOUT THE WEEK : Tonbridge Bowling Club Outdoor lawn bowling club welcomes all ages and abilities. Tonbridge Farm Sportsground, Darenth Ave., Longmead TN10 3JF. See www. tonbridgebowlingclub.co.uk for details. Tonbridge Swimming Pool For all ages and abilities. Timetable, activities and prices at tmactive.co.uk. Swimming Pool, r/o High St., TN9 1HR. 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. 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 Girlguiding Tonbridge Division For girls 5 - 25 years old.Several local units, info from www. girlguidingtonbridgedivision.org.uk. Adults: please join and help girls achieve their full potential. 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, from 7pm-9pm learn new skills and activities. Tonbridge Youth Hub, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG. Free. 03000 41 64 56 Various entertainments every day From bingo to zumba dancing. Six-inOne Club, Northwood Rd., TN10 3HH. See local press or tel 01732 358883

EVERY MONDAY, 9.30am - 10am Baby Rhyme Time Nursery rhymes & songs for under-3s. Town Library, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG. EVERY MONDAY, 10am - 11am and 11.15am - 12.15pm Postural Stability class Improves balance, maintains mobility and prevents falls. Age UK, Bradford St., TN9 1DU. £5.50. Tel 01732 366100, email tonbridge.office@ ageuksevenoaksandtonbridge.org.uk EVERY MONDAY, 4pm-8pm Open Water Swimming Training and swimming for adults & juniors (from 7+) in Haysden Lake, Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BE. £6 per swim per person + extras, see www.triswim.org.uk. EVERY MONDAY, 10am - 12 noon ‘Knit & Natter’ Come along and meet new friends. Town Library, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG. EVERY MONDAY, 5.30pm-6.30pm Boxing Youth 10-16 years Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. £2 per session. 07525 346 159. www.olympiaboxing.co.uk. EVERY MONDAY, 7pm - 10.45pm Tonbridge Bridge Club Duplicate bridge for 16 year olds onwards. All welcome but phone first 01732 355919/01892 833278. Weald of Kent Schl., Tudeley Lane, TN9 2JP. EVERY MON., TUES, FRI. mornings Musical Bumps Fun, music, singing, for babies & toddlers. Parish Church, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. £6 per child. 07736 244 142 EVERY 1st & 3rd MONDAY, 8pm-11pm Tonbridge Folk Club (Nellie’s) Traditional music & song. Function Room, Ye Olde Chequers Inn, 122 High St., TN9 1AS. All welcome, £7 donation suggested. www.tonbridgefolkclub.org.

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EVERY 2nd & 4th MONDAY, 7.15pm Tonbridge Wargames Club Scout Hut, Lambert’s Yard, TN9 2LE. All welcome, just turn up or phone Dave on 01732 886637 for info.

EVERY TUESDAY, 1pm - 3pm Art Group practical sessions Come along to investigate! Tonbridge Theatre & Arts Club, Art Studio, The Oast Theatre, London Rd., TN10 3AN.

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 TUESDAY, 5.30pm-6.30pm Boxing Tots 5 - 9 years Tonbridge Youth Hub, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG. £5 per session.07525 346 159. www.olympiaboxing.co.uk.

EVERY MONDAY, 7.30pm, and 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 MON., 8pm-10pm term time Dunorlan Recorder Group Recorder players of all ages who can read music welcome. Methodist Church, Higham Lane, TN10 4JG. Info from srp.org.uk or 07801 054756 MONDAYS to FRIDAYS, some SATURDAYS, daytime University of Kent short courses Inspiring short courses in a variety of subjects. Tonbridge Centre, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG. Various prices, 01732 352316, www.kent.ac.uk/tonbridge EVERY TUES. & FRI., 9am-midday Refresh Café Drop in to chat, relax, and enjoy a cuppa & cake. All welcome. Email enquiries@ststephenstonbridge.org or call 01732 771977. 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.

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EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY 10am - 3pm Age UK Day Centre Friendship, activities, refreshments, talks, outings. Transport available. Try it out! Town Lock Day Centre, Lockside, Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EA. £12 per day. Tel 01732 771780, ageuksevenoaksandtonbridge.org.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 TUESDAY, 9pm - 11pm Live Music The Punch & Judy, 11 St Stephen’s St., TN9 2AB. 01732 352368 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 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 WEDNESDAY, 2pm-2.30pm Baby Rhyme Time Nursery rhymes & songs for under-3s. Town Library, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG. EVERY WEDNESDAY, 2pm - 4pm Philomel Singers Rehearsal room at St Peter & St Paul’s, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. Tel Sheila Burrows, 01732 351651


EVERY WEDNESDAY, 2pm - 4pm ‘Knit & Natter’ Come and meet new friends. Main Library, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG. EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7pm - 9pm ‘Have A Go’ Night All ages welcome. Angel Indoor Bowls Centre, Ave.du Puy, TN9 1QH. Free session. Tel 771200 / angelmembership@angelibc.co.uk 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 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. 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. Chris 07958 979 534. 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, 9.30am10.30am and 10.45am-11.45am Ladies Box Fitness Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. £2 per session. 07525 346 159. www.olympiaboxing.co.uk.

per 1 hour lesson. To book call 01732 366100 or email tonbridge.office@ ageuksevenoaksandtonbridge.org.uk 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 2nd & 4th THURSDAY, 2-4pm Dementia Cafe Open to all affected by dementia. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. 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. Email natalie. smith@tmactive.co.uk / 359966. EVERY THURSDAY, 5.30pm-6.30pm Boxing Youth 10-16 years Tonbridge Youth HUB, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG. £2 per session. 07525 346 159. www.olympiaboxing.co.uk. 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. tonbridgeladiesfc@gmail.com EVERY THURSDAY, 7.30pm-10pm Tonbridge Model Railway Club All welcome. Scout Hut, Lambert’s Yard, TN9 2LE. Secretary: 01959 523840

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. £7

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EVERY THURSDAY 7.45pm Tonbridge Camera Club For all photographers, any ability. Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tudeley Lane, TN9 2JP. www.tonbridgecameraclub.org.uk EVERY FRIDAY, 8am - 1pm Angel Fleamarket Vintage and antique market, over 20 stallholders. Free admission. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Sue Carmichael, 01732 456196 EVERY FRIDAY, 9am - 11.30am Active Life For the over-50s. Badminton, swimming, table tennis, gym, yoga. Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd, TN10 3AD. £5.30. 1st session free. Non-members welcome. Tel 01732 304111, tonbridge-school.co.uk/club. EVERY FRIDAY, 10am - 10.30am Story Time - for 5 to 10 year olds. Town Library, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG.

EVERY SATURDAY MORNING Town Market & Boot Fair Car park, Vale Rd., TN9 1QH. 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, 10am-12 noon ‘Healing on the Streets’ A team from our churches offers prayers to everyone. The Watergate, Tonbridge Castle, High St., TN9 1BG EVERY SATURDAY from 2.35pm Rugbytots Fun & friendly introduction to rugby for 5 - 7 year olds. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. £8 a session. rugbytots.co.uk

EVERY FRIDAY, 1.30pm Golden Girls Dance Class For ladies of a mature age, easy routines and singalong songs. Christ Church Hall, High St. TN9 1SG. 1st class free! Tel Karen 07859 015 231

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 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 SUNDAY, from 8.45am term time Little Kicks and Junior Kickers A fun introduction to football for ½ - 5 year olds. Hugh Christie Tech.College, White Cottage Rd., TN10 4PU. Call for times and prices 020 8432 0982.

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, 3pm - 4.30pm Walking Football Aimed at the over 50s. Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd., TN10 3AD. £4. 01732 304111. www. tonbridge-school.co.uk/club

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

EVERY SUNDAY For details of church services, and for dozens of activities throughout the week for all ages and abilities :

EVERY SATURDAY, 9am - 10am Parkrun A 5km Run/Jog/Walk around Tonbridge Park and Barden Lake. Meet behind the swimming pool. Free event. parkrun.org. uk/tonbridge

- www.riverchurchtonbridge.org

- www.christchurchtonbridge.com - www.corpuschristi-tonbridge.com - www.livestransformed.org.uk - www.ststephenstonbridge.org - www.tonbridgemethodistchurch.org - www.tonbridgeparishchurch.org.uk

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JULY 2017 See also

- WHAT’s ON EACH WEEK, page 5

ALL MONTH Games Hut in the Park Mini golf, tennis, play equipment, skate park, outdoor gym. Racecourse Sportsground, r/o High St., TN9 1DS ALL MONTH (and till 10 Sept) Wildlife Photography Competition Open to amateurs and professionals, all about this competition and its amazing prizes are on www.tonbridgeschool.co.uk/obsg. Free to enter. EVERY TUESDAY, 7.30pm - 9pm Walking Football Aimed at the over 50s. Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd., TN10 3AD. £4. 01732 304111. www.tonbridge-school.co.uk/club

SAT. 1 JULY, 7.30pm Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ A concert performance with full orchestra by the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society. St. Stephen’s Church, Waterloo Rd., TN9 2SW. Tickets £15 / £14 / £7 from www.tonphil.org.uk SUN. 2 JULY, 9.30am-4pm Bread-making Course (Sourdough) Full day course incl. meals. The Bakehouse, 124 High St., TN9 1AS. £135 per person, book online www. eventbookitbee.com/e/9ewhg. MON. 3 JULY, 7.30pm-9.30pm Good Companions Club for Senior Citizens Bingo, refreshments, entertainment. All welcome. New Telegraph Club, Priory Rd., TN9 2AS. 01732 355676

EVERY SATURDAY,10am Baseball with National Champions Try a new sport - train with Tonbridge Baseball Club at Borley Field, by Juddians Rugby r/o The Slade, TN9 1JR. tonbridgebaseball.com

WED. 5 JULY, 10am - 12 noon Roundel Poetry Monthly gathering of poetry writers, meeting upstairs at St Peter & St Paul’s, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. £5 per morning. Occasional Saturdays at the Bakehouse, High St. New members welcome. roundelpoetrytonbridge.com

EVERY WEEKEND, 11am - 4pm Rowing Boat Hire An hour’s rowing boat hire on the Medway around Tonbridge. No under-2s. The Big Bridge, High St, TN9 1DT. £5 adults, £2.50 under 16s. 07808 739020 / info@ tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk.

THURS. 6 JULY, 6.30pm & 8.15pm Tonbridge Rock Choir No experience needed. Pop, rock, Motown. Juddians Rugby Club, The Slade, TN9 1HR. £25 a month, contact 01252 714276 / www.rockchoir.com.

EVERY WEEKEND, 2.30pm-4.30pm Miniature Railway Rides (weather permitting) Ride on a miniature railway. Blackfriars Meadow, next to swimming pool, TN9 1HR. FOC/donations towards operating expenses. Tonbridge Model Engineering Soc. www.micklow.wixsite.com/tmes SAT. 1 JULY, 10am-5pm Recorder Playing Day An opportunity to play in a large ensemble. Recorder players of all ages who can read music welcome Methodist Church, HIgham Lane, TN10 4JG. www.srp.org.uk, or email ulli.burchette@gmail.com

THURS. 6 JULY, 7.30pm Tonbridge Winemakers A talk on the Lascaux Caves. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. See www.tonbridgewinemakers.com FRI. 7 JULY, 5pm - 11pm Tonbridge Juddians Beer Festival Over 180 cask ales, + refreshments. Free entry, £3.40 / pint. Juddians rugby pitches, The Slade, TN9 1JR. www.tjrfc.co.uk FRI. 7 JULY, 7.30pm Tonbridge Castle Music Weekend ‘Complete Madness’. Tickets £15.50. www.tonbridgemusicweekend.com or from tourist office. Tonbridge Castle, Upper Lawn, Castle St., TN9 1BG.

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SAT. 8 JULY, 10am - 3.30pm Tonbridge Lacemakers Talks, workshops, lace suppliers. Fisher Hall, Corpus Christi Church, Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. £1 visitors / £28 pa if you join. tonbridgelacemakers.org.uk

SUN. 9 JULY, 4.30pm for 7.30pm Summer Picnic Concert Featuring tenor Russell Watson. Upper lawn, Tonbridge Castle, Castle St., TN9 1BG. £24.75 - £66 from www.ryejazz.com or 01892 530613

SAT. 8 JULY, 11am - 11pm Tonbridge Juddians Beer Festival ‘Over 180 cask ales, refreshments, music. Free entry, £3.40/pint. Juddians rugby pitches, The Slade, TN9 1JR. www.tjrfc.co.uk

MON. 10 JULY, 10am-12 noon New Volunteers - open morning Drop in and find out how you can help support unpaid carers in our community. Carers First, 146a High St., TN9 1BB. Tel 0300 303 1555

SAT. 8 JULY, 12.30pm and 3pm Bugsy Malone D’Arcy Stage School present this favourite hit musical. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Tickets £9 adults/£8 children & seniors by email : georgia@darcystageschool.co.uk SAT. 8 JULY, 1pm - 3pm Poult Wood Family Golf Afternoon Take part and have fun. £20 for family of 4 (1 member must be under 16), equipment included. Poult Wood Golf Centre, Higham Lane, TN11 9QR. Tel David Copsey 01732 364039 SAT. 8 JULY, 2.15pm Torch Trust Friendship and talks for people who are blind or partially sighted. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. SAT. 8 JULY, 7.30pm Tonbridge Castle Music Weekend Madhen and UK Beach Boys. Tickets £27.50 from tonbridgemusicweekend.com or from our tourist information office. Tonbridge Castle, Castle St., TN9 1BG SUN. 9 JULY, 9.30am-1.30pm Tonbridge Farmers’ Market The biggest and best in Kent. This month - ‘A Berry Bonanza’. Sovereign Way, TN9 1RG. SUN. 9 JULY, 10.30am Wag’n’Walk Enjoy a walk with your dog AND raise money for Hospice in the Weald. Haysden Country Park, Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BB. tel 01892 820533 or email jemma.gill@ hospiceintheweald.org.uk.

MON. 10 JULY, 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. TUES. 11 JULY, 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. 11 JULY, 7.45pm-9.45pm Pre-season friendly football match Tonbridge Angels FC -v- Ebbsfleet Utd. Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. £10 adults/ concessions available. 01732 352417 TUES. 11 JULY, 7.50pm for 8pm Cage Green Women’s Institute All welcome, first visit free, then join if interested. Fisher Hall (opp. Corpus Christie Church), Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. 01732 360512 WED. 12 JULY, 10am - 12 noon Tonbridge Townswomen’s Guild Monthly meeting. Enjoy friendship and fun alongside worthy serious community work. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Tel 01732 361751 WED. 12 JULY, 9pm - 11pm Bat-watching River Trip Hear and see bats on the river, with a guide. The Big Bridge, High St, TN9 1DT. Price £15, pre-booking essential, tel. 07808 739020 or email info@tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk.

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FRI. 14 JULY, 12 noon ‘Friends Together’ Lunch Join our support group for a meal at Wetherspoons, High St., TN9 1AP. Tel Mary on 01732 504295 to book. FRI. 14 JULY, 7.30pm (film 9.15pm) Open Air Cinema - La La Land Tonbridge Castle, Castle St., TN9 1BG. Tickets at www.thelunacinema. com SAT. 15 JULY, 9.45am Who Let the Dads Out Fun & games for babies & toddlers, refreshments for dads. £2.50 per family. St Stephen’s Church, Waterloo Rd., TN9 2SW. 01732 771977 SAT. 15 JULY, 7.30pm (film 9.15pm) Open Air Cinema - Mamma Mia Tonbridge Castle, Castle St., TN9 1BG. Tickets at www.thelunacinema. com SUNDAY 16 JULY, all day Classic Car Tour of Kent Tonbridge Lions’ fourth Classic Car Tour starts and finishes at Tonbridge Castle, TN9 1BG. Find full details & entry forms at www.tonbridgelions. co.uk SUNDAY 16 JULY, 11am-4pm Sunday Funday Traditional summer fete with free activities/competitions/dog show. Food court, music. Free entry. Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JW. SUN. 16 JULY, 7.30pm (film 9.15pm) Open Air Cinema - ‘Ghostbusters’ Tonbridge Castle, Castle St., TN9 1BG. Tickets at www.thelunacinema. com MON. to FRI. 17 JULY to 1 SEPT, various times Holiday Courses and Day Camps Wide range of day-camps and courses for ages 4-years+. From £40. Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd., TN10 3AD. £4. 01732 304123. recre8@tonbridge-school.org. TUES. 18 JULY, 11am - 12 noon Friends Together Bereavement Support

Coffee and chat with others in a similar situation. Rose & Crown Hotel, 125 High St., TN9 1DD. Free. More info from Ann 01732 360328 TUES. 18 JULY, 7.30pm - 10pm North Tonbridge Women’s Institute We meet at the Methodist Church, Higham Lane, TN10 4JG. Visitors welcome, first visit free, second meeting £2. See www. northtonbridgewi.co.uk TUES. 18 JULY, 7.45pm-9.45pm Pre-season friendly football match Tonbridge Angels FC -v- Concord Rangers. Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. £10 adults / concessions available. 01732 352417 THURS. 20 JULY, 7pm NT Live - Angels in America, Part 1 America in the mid-1980s. New Yorkers grapple with life and death. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £14 & £12 from 01732 304241/www.tonbridgearts.com FRI. 21 JULY, 10.30am - 12 noon Tonbridge U3A Coffee Morning Members and others interested in knowing more about U3A. Rose & Crown Hotel, Oak Lounge,125 High St., TN9 1DD. £2.50 incl refreshments. Free parking. Tel beforehand for meeting confirmation: 07985 136115, u3aton@gmail.com, www.tonbridgeu3a.com FRI. 21 JULY, 3.30pm - 10.30pm Hillfest - Festival of The Arts An event to celebrate performing and visual arts, writing, potetry and media, from Hillview School for Girls. Grounds of Tonbridge Castle, Castle St., TN9 1BG. Tickets £0-£10 + booking fee from 01732 352793. SAT. 22 to SAT. 29 JULY

(Sats. 2.30-9.30pm, Sun 2.30-6pm, MonFri. 7pm-9.30pm

Annual Art Exhibition By the Tonbridge Theatre & Arts Club. The Oast Theatre, London Rd., TN10 3AN. Free entry. SAT. 22 to SAT. 29 JULY, 8pm ‘Three Men in a Boat’ adapted by Daniel O’Brien

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The Oast Theatre, London Rd., TN10 3AN. Booking essential. Details & prices from www.oasttheatre.com / 01732 363849 SUN. 23 JULY, 2.30pm - 4.30pm Sunday Afternoon Tea All seniors welcome. St Stephen’s, Waterloo Rd., TN9 2SW. No charge. Need a lift? tel Isabel 01732 379901, isabel.plimmer@ststephenstonbridge.org. MON. 24 JULY - TUES. 1 AUGUST Summer Holiday Club A range of fun activities for 12 years and under at the Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF, full programme from leisurecentres@tmactive.co.uk TUES. 25 JULY, 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. TUES. 25 JULY, 6.30pm for 7.30pm ‘The Mikado’ Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera performed by the Illyria outdoor theatre. Tonbridge Castle Upper Lawn, Castle St., TN9 1BG. £15/£10. www.illyria.uk.com WED 26 to SUN 30 JULY, 11am-4pm River Trips 50-minute trip on the Medway around Tonbridge, with guide. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DT. £10 adults/£5 under 16s. 07808 739020, tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk. WED. 26 JULY, 2.15pm Tonbridge Flower Arrangement Club ‘Floral Formation - Take Two’, demonstration with Robin White. All welcome. Fee for visitors, or annual sub. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF.

THURS. 27 JULY, 10am-12 noon Man2maN Retired Men’s Fellowship Guest speakers, discussions, refreshments. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. £1pp. THURS. 27 JULY, 2.30pm ‘Hockney at Eighty’ A lecture by John Iddon. Tonbridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. All welcome. Sub £39 pa, or £6 guest. www.tonbridgedfas.org.uk THURS. 27 JULY, 7pm NT Live - Angels in America, Part 2 America in the mid-1980s. New Yorkers grapple with life and death. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £14 & £12 from 01732 304241/www.tonbridgearts.com THURS. 27 JULY, 7.30pm - 9.30pm North Tonbridge Flower Arrangers Flower demonstrations or workshop. Friendly club, all welcome, NAFASqualified demonstrators. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Members’ sub £35pa, visitors £6 per evening. Tel 01732 369471 or 01732 466888. FRI. 28 JULY, 11.45am TAMS Seniors Forum ‘Local social clubs and activites’. Christ Church, High St., TN9 1SG. Free, incl. refreshments. tamsforum. weebly.com. SAT. 29 JULY, 3pm-5pm Pre-season friendly football match Tonbridge Angels FC -v- Whyteleafe FC. Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. £10 + concessions. SAT. 29 JULY, 7.15pm ‘Hamlet’ Shakespeare’s enduring tale performed by the Changeling Theatre on the upper lawn. Tonbridge Castle, Castle St., TN9 1BG. £20 / £10. www.changeling-theatre.com/tickets

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See also - WHAT’s ON EACH WEEK, page 5 ALL MONTH Games Hut in the Park Mini golf, tennis, play equipment, skate park, outdoor gym. Racecourse Sportsground, r/o High St., TN9 1DS ALL MONTH (and till 10 Sept) Wildlife Photography Competition Open to amateurs and professionals, all about this competition and its amazing prizes are on www. tonbridge-school.co.uk/obsg. Free to enter. EVERY DAY IN AUGUST, 11am-4pm River Trips 50-minute trip on the Medway around Tonbridge, with guide. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DT. £10 adults/£5 under 16s. 07808 739020, tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk. EVERY DAY IN AUGUST, 11am-4pm Rowing Boat Hire An hour’s rowing boat hire on the Medway around Tonbridge. No under-2s. The Big Bridge, High St, TN9 1DT. £5 adults, £2.50 under 16s. 07808 739020 / info@ tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk. MON. to FRI., various times Holiday Courses and Day Camps Wide range of day-camps and courses for ages 4-years+. From £40. Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd., TN10 3AD. £4. 01732 304123. recre8@tonbridgeschool.org.

operating expenses requested. Tonbridge Model Engineering Society www.micklow.wixsite.com/tmes TUES. 1 AUGUST, 10am - noon Pond Dipping Short talk then pond dipping session. Meet by flag pole near main car park, Haysden Country Park, Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BB. Booking essential: 03000 422997 or email medwayvalley@ kent.uk. Free event. WED. 2 AUGUST, 10am - 12 noon Roundel Poetry Monthly gathering of poetry writers, meeting upstairs at St Peter & St Paul’s, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. £5 per morning. Occasional Saturdays at the Bakehouse, High St. New members welcome. roundelpoetrytonbridge.com THURS. 3 AUGUST, 7.30pm Tonbridge Winemakers Quiz night. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. See web site www.tonbridgewinemakers.com THURS. 3 AUGUST, 7.30pm TMBC Planning Committee Hear our town’s planning applications discussed. Riverside Lounge, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Free admission. FRI. 4 AUGUST, 1pm - 2pm Woodland Sprites Nature-themed story telling in play area and a craft session. Meet by flag pole near main car park, Haysden Country Park, Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BB. No booking required, free.

EVERY TUESDAY, 7.30pm - 9pm Walking Football Aimed at the over 50s. Tonbridge School Centre, London Rd., TN10 3AD. £4. 01732 304111. www.tonbridge-school.co.uk/club EVERY WED., SAT. & SUN., 2.30pm -4.30 pm Miniature Railway Rides (weather permitting) Ride on a miniature railway. Blackfriars Meadow, next to swimming pool, TN9 1HR. FOC/donations towards

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SAT. 5 AUGUST, 9am - 4pm Free Diabetes Screening Tonbridge Lions Club offers free diabetes screening, Angel Centre car park, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF ( High St. side). Email dominic.keast@talktalk.net SAT. 5 AUGUST, 1pm - 3pm Pre-season friendly football match Tonbridge Angels FC -v- Slough Town. Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JF. £10 adults/ concessions available. 01732 352417 SUNDAY 6 AUGUST, 3pm - 5pm Summer Band Concert With Second Wind Jazz Band. Upper Lawn, Tonbridge Castle, Castle St., TN9 1BG. Free. Refreshments available. MON. 7 AUGUST, 7.30pm-9.30pm Good Companions Club for Senior Citizens Bingo, refreshments, entertainment. All welcome. New Telegraph Club, Priory Rd., TN9 2AS. 01732 355676 MON. 7 AUGUST, 8pm North Tonbridge Horticultural Society Talk - ‘Parks & Gardens of Flanders’ by Melanie Gibson-Barton. St Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. Visitors £1. Info 01732 352707. TUES. 8 AUGUST, 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 AUG., 6.30pm for 7.30pm ‘The Comedy of Errors’ Shakespeare’s comedy performed by the Illyria outdoor theatre. Tonbridge Castle Upper Lawn, Castle St., TN9 1BG. £12/£8. www.illyria.uk.com WED. 9 AUGUST, 10am - 12 noon Tonbridge Townswomen’s Guild Monthly meeting. Enjoy friendship and fun alongside worthy serious community work. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Tel 01732 361751 SAT. 12 AUGUST, 10am - 3.30pm Tonbridge Lacemakers Talks, workshops, lace suppliers.

Fisher Hall, Corpus Christi Church, Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. Visitors £1 / £28 pa if you join. tonbridgelacemakers.org.uk SAT. 12 AUGUST, 12 noon7.30pm Tonbridge Calling Family-friendly free music festival celebrating tolerance & diversity in our local community. With food, drink, entertainment. Tonbridge Park, Avebury Ave., TN9 1TG, between children’s play area and river. www.tonbridgecalling.uk. tonbridgecalling@gmail.com SAT. 12 AUGUST, 1pm - 3pm Poult Wood Family Golf Afternoon Take part and have fun. £20 for family of 4 (1 member must be under 16), equipment included. Poult Wood Golf Centre, Higham Lane, TN11 9QR. Tel David Copsey 01732 364039 SAT. 12 AUGUST, 2.15pm Torch Trust Friendship and talks for people who are blind or partially sighted. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. SAT. 12 AUGUST, 8.30pm-10.30pm Bat-watching River Trip Hear and see bats on the river, with a guide. The Big Bridge, High St, TN9 1DT. Price £15, pre-booking essential.. 07808 739020 / info@ tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk. SUN. 13 AUGUST, 9.30am-1.30pm Tonbridge Farmers’ Market The biggest and best in Kent. This month - ‘The Chilli Circus’. Sovereign Way, TN9 1RG. SUN. 13 AUGUST, 10.30 - 12.30 Friends of the Earth Bee Walk ‘Bee’ walk led by local naturalist Ian Beavis. Start and finish at Farmers’ Market, Sovereign Way, car park. Sorry, no dogs. FOC, donations welcome. Email queries to: TandM. FOE@gmail.com SUNDAY 13 AUGUST, 3pm - 5pm Summer Band Concert With Jon Hamilton Big Band. Upper Lawn, Tonbridge Castle, Castle St., TN9 1BG. Free. Refreshments available.

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MON. 14 AUGUST, 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. TUES. 15 AUGUST, 10am-11am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-2pm ‘Geocaching’ Nature Treasure Trail Use loaned gps equipment to navigate around the park. Meet by flag pole near main car park, Haysden Country Park, Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BB. Booking essential: 03000 422997 or email medwayvalley@kent.uk. Free event. TUES. 15 AUGUST, 11am - 12 noon Friends Together Bereavement Support Coffee and chat with others in a similar situation. Rose & Crown Hotel, 125 High St., TN9 1DD. Free. More info from Ann 01732 360328 TUE. 15 AUGUST, 7.30pm - 10pm North Tonbridge Women’s Institute We meet at the Methodist Church, Higham Lane, TN10 4JG. Visitors welcome, first visit free, second meeting £2. See www. northtonbridgewi.co.uk FRI. 18 AUGUST, 10.30am-12 noon Tonbridge U3A Coffee Morning Members and others interested in knowing more about U3A. Rose & Crown Hotel, Oak Lounge,125 High St., TN9 1DD. £2.50 incl refreshments. Free parking. Tel beforehand for meeting confirmation: 07985 136115, u3aton@gmail.com, www.tonbridgeu3a.com FRI. 18 AUGUST, 12 noon ‘Friends Together’ Lunch Join our support group for a meal at Wetherspoons, High St., TN9 1AP. Tel Mary on 01732 504295 to book. SUNDAY 20 AUGUST, 3pm - 5pm Summer Band Concert With Invicta Jazz Band. Upper Lawn, Tonbridge Castle, Castle St., TN9 1BG. Free. Refreshments available. TUES. 22 AUGUST, 10am-3pm (1 hour lunch @ noon)

Wildlife Explorers Darwin-themed exploratory trail incl. discovering bugs & plants. Bring packed lunch & wear outdoor clothing. Meet by flag pole near main car park, Haysden Country Park, Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BB. Free but booking essential: 03000 422 997 or email medwayvalley@kent.uk. TUES. 22 AUG., 6.30pm for 7.30pm ‘Pride and Prejudice’ The Illyria outdoor theatre’s sparkling adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel. Tonbridge Castle Upper Lawn, Castle St., TN9 1BG. £12/£8. illyria.uk.com WED. 23 AUG., 11am Dementia Friends Info Session Learn more about dementia and small ways you can help. Angel Indoor Bowls Centre, Ave. de Puy, TN9 1QH. THURS. 24 AUGUST, times tbc North Tonbridge Flower Arrangers Social get-together, details to follow. Friendly club, all welcome. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Members’ sub £35pa, visitors £6 per evening. Tel 01732 369471 / 01732 466888 / find us on Facebook SUN. 27 AUGUST, 2.30pm - 4.30pm Sunday Afternoon Tea All seniors welcome. St Stephen’s, Waterloo Rd., TN9 2SW. No charge. Need a lift? tel Isabel 01732 379901, isabel.plimmer@ststephenstonbridge.org. SUNDAY 27 AUGUST, 3pm - 5pm Summer Band Concert With the Sevenoaks & Tonbridge Band. Tonbridge Castle, Castle St., TN9 1BG. Free. Refreshments available.

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- WHAT’s ON EACH WEEK, page 5

EVERY WEEKEND Games Hut in the Park Mini golf, tennis, play equipment, skate park, outdoor gym. Racecourse Sportsground, r/o High St., TN9 1DS EVERY WEEKEND, 2.30pm-4.30pm Miniature Railway Rides (weather permitting) Ride on a miniature railway. Blackfriars Meadow, next to swimming pool, TN9 1HR. FOC/donations towards operating expenses. Tonbridge Model Engineering Soc. www.micklow.wixsite.com/tmes EVERY WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN IN SEPTEMBER, 11am-4pm River Trips 50-minute trip on the Medway around Tonbridge, with guide. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DT. £10 adults/£5 under 16s. 07808 739020, tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk. FRI. 1 SEPT. - SUN. 10 SEPT. Wildlife Photography Competition Open to amateurs and professionals, all about this competition and its amazing prizes are on www.tonbridgeschool.co.uk/obsg. Free to enter. SAT. 2 SEPTEMBER, 2pm-8pm Busking Beyond the Grounds Local performers entertain with music and more, outside the Beyond The Grounds cafe in River Walk, TN9 1DT. Free / charitable donation requested. SAT. 2 SEPTEMBER, 2pm North Tonbridge Horticultural Society Autumn Flower & Vegetable Show. St Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. Entry=donation to Hospice in Weald. Exhibitors tel 01732 353474, other queries tel 01732 352707.

MON. 4 SEPTEMBER, 8pm North Tonbridge Horticultural Society Talk - ‘The Painted Garden’ by Russell Bowes, garden historian. St Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. Visitors £1. Info 01732 352707. WED. 6 SEPT., 10am-12 noon Roundel Poetry Monthly gathering of poetry writers, meeting upstairs at St Peter & St Paul’s, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. £5 per morning. Occasional Saturdays at the Bakehouse, High St. New members welcome. roundelpoetrytonbridge.com WED. 6 SEPT., 2pm-3.45pm Tonbridge U3A Open Afternoon Anyone interested in knowing more about U3A. Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Free entry. 07985 136115, u3aton@gmail. com, www.tonbridgeu3a.com THURS. 7 SEPTEMBER, 7pm Yerma - NT Encore Billie Piper returns in her award winning role. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £14 & £12 from 01732 304241 / www. tonbridgearts.com THURS. 7 SEPTEMBER, 7.30pm Tonbridge Winemakers ‘Different Wines’ with tastings. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. See www.tonbridgewinemakers.com SAT. 9 SEPT., 10am - 3.30pm Tonbridge Lacemakers Talks, workshops, lace suppliers. Fisher Hall, Corpus Christi Church, Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. Visitors £1 / £28 pa if you join. tonbridgelacemakers.org.uk

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carers go free. Poult Wood Golf Centre, Higham Lane, TN11 9QR. Tel David Copsey 01732 364039 TUES. 12 SEPT., 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 WED. 13 SEPT., 10am - 12 noon Tonbridge Townswomen’s Guild Monthly meeting. Enjoy friendship and fun alongside worthy serious community work. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Tel 01732 361751 FRI. 15 SEPT., 10.30am - 12 noon Tonbridge U3A Coffee Morning Members and others interested in knowing more about U3A. Rose & Crown Hotel, Oak Lounge,125 High St., TN9 1DD. £2.50 incl refreshments. Free parking. Tel beforehand for meeting confirmation: 07985 136115, u3aton@gmail.com, www.tonbridgeu3a.com FRI. 15 SEPTEMBER, 12 noon ‘Friends Together’ Lunch Join our support group for a meal at Wetherspoons, High St., TN9 1AP. Tel Mary on 01732 504295 to book. FRI. 15 SEPTEMBER, 7.30pm Tonbridge Comedy Night Featuring 3 top acts from the comedy circuit. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £12 from 01732 304241/www.tonbridgearts.com FRI. 15 SEPT., 7.30pm - 9.30pm Tonbridge Art Group Demonstration ‘oil painting secrets of success’ by Cathy Bird. Visitors welcome £5. Christ Church, High St., TN9 1SG (rear entrance). tonbridgeartgroup.pbwiki.com

MON. 11 SEPTEMBER, 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. 12 SEPTEMBER, 11am Dementia-Friendly Golf Morning Enjoy a round on our 9-hole course, tuition, refreshments. £6 per person,

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SAT. 16 SEPTEMBER, 9.45am Who Let the Dads Out Fun & games for babies & toddlers, refreshments for dads. £2.50 per family. St Stephen’s Church, Waterloo Rd., TN9 2SW. 01732 771977 SAT. 16 SEPT., 10am - noon Journey Stick Walk Walk round park making a memory journey stick recording your route. Meet by flag pole near main car park, Haysden Country Park, Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BB. No booking required. Free event. SUN. 17 SEPT., 10am - 12 noon Mum2Mum Market Mums selling to mums nearly-new baby & toddler clothes/toys etc (stalls must be booked in advance). £2 entry fee. www.mum2mummarket.co.uk/kentnearly-new-sales.html SUN. 17 SEPT., 11.30am & 2.30pm Peter & The Wolf For ages 4+. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £8 from 01732 304241/www.tonbridgearts.com MON. 18 SEPT., 7.30pm Fall Out High-energy physical theatre, 14+. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £15 & £13 from 01732 304241/www.tonbridgearts.com TUES. 19 SEPT., 11am - 12 noon Friends Together Bereavement Support Coffee and chat with others in a similar situation. Rose & Crown Hotel, 125 High St., TN9 1DD. Free. More info from Ann 01732 360328 TUE. 19 SEPT., 7.30pm - 10pm North Tonbridge Women’s Institute We meet at the Methodist Church, Higham Lane, TN10 4JG. Visitors welcome, first visit free, second meeting £2. See www. northtonbridgewi.co.uk WED. 20 SEPT., 7.30pm - 10pm ‘A Taste of Romania’ An illustrated talk by Brian Hobbs. RSPB, St. Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. RSPB members £3.50/concessions £2.50 / non members £4.50. www.rspb.org.uk/groups/tonbridge THURS. 21 SEPT., 6.30pm & 8.15pm Tonbridge Rock Choir No experience needed. Pop, rock, Motown. Juddians Rugby Club, The

Slade, TN9 1HR. £25 a month, contact 01252 714276 / www.rockchoir.com. THURS. 21 SEPTEMBER, 7.45pm British Travellers at the Court of Tsars: Spies, Merchants & Adventurers Lecture by Pasy Erskine-Hill. Tonbridge Historical Society, Riverside Room, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Visitors welcome, pay £3 at door (under 18s free). 01732 503874, email secretary@tonbridgehistory.org.uk SAT. 23 & SUN. 24 SEPT., 12 - 4pm Wildlife Photographer of the Year See the images chosen as winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition on tour from the Natural History Museum. OBS Gallery, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Free. www.tonbridge-school.co.uk/obsg SAT. 23 SEPT., 3pm kick-off Tonbridge Juddians-National Rugby Support the TJs in their first season of national level 4 rugby. The Slade, TN9 1JR. Spectators £5. tjrfc.co.uk. SUN. 24 SEPT., 10am - 5pm Comic Con For comic book and science fiction fans including celebrity guests (Colin Baker!), competitions, displays. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF SUN. 24 SEPT., 2.30pm - 4.30pm Sunday Afternoon Tea All seniors welcome. St Stephen’s, Waterloo Rd., TN9 2SW. No charge. Need a lift? tel Isabel 01732 379901, isabel.plimmer@ststephenstonbridge.org. MON. 25 SEPTEMBER, 7.30pm The Strange Case of Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde Dark psychological fantasy. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £15 & £13 from 01732 304241/www.tonbridgearts.com TUE. 26 SEPT., 10.15am-12.15pm More Historical Journeys through England A 10-week WEA history course led by David Carder exploring West Sussex coastline and Kent’s 19th century fortifications. Methodist Church, HIgham Lane, TN10 4JG. £86. Enquiries to 01732 358272, weatonbridgesecretary@gmail.com TUES. 26 SEPTEMBER, 6pm - 8pm SRP Toy & Train Fair Stalls selling model railways, diecast

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vehicles, and transport ephemera. Entry £1.50, children free. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. WED. 27 SEPTEMBER, 2.15pm Tonbridge Flower Arrangement Club ‘Colour my World’, demonstration with Helen Hare. All welcome. Fee for visitors, or annual sub. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. THURS. 28 SEPT., 10am-12 noon Man2maN Retired Men’s Fellowship Guest speakers, discussions, refreshments. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. £1pp. THUR. 28 SEPT., 10.30am-12.30pm “Possession” A 10-week WEA literature course led by Elizabeth Allen, exploring possession in fiction, drama and poetry. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. £86. Enquiries to 01732 358272, weatonbridgesecretary@ gmail.com THURS.28 SEPTEMBER, 2.30pm The World of 18th Century Porcelain Figures A lecture by Jane Gardiner. Tonbridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. All welcome. Annual subscription £39, or £6 guest. www.tonbridgedfas.org.uk THURS. 28 SEPT., 6.30pm & 8.15pm Tonbridge Rock Choir No experience needed. Pop, rock, Motown. Juddians Rugby Club, The Slade, TN9 1HR. £25 a month, contact 01252 714276 / www.rockchoir.com. THURS. 28 SEPT., 7.30pm - 9.30pm North Tonbridge Flower Arrangers Flower demonstrations or workshop. Friendly club, all welcome, NAFASqualified demonstrators. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Members’ sub £35pa, visitors £6 per evening. Tel 01732 369471 or 01732 466888. THURS. 28 SEPTEMBER, 7.30pm Poetry Evening To celebrate National Poetry Day, join Jonathan Edwards and students of Tonbridge School. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £10 from 01732 304241/www. tonbridgearts.com

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FRI. 29 SEPT., 7.30pm-9.30pm Tonbridge Art Group

Talk on Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper by Marion Insley. Visitors welcome £5. Christ Church, High St., TN9 1SG (rear entrance). tonbridgeartgroup.pbwiki.com SAT. 30 SEPT & SUN. 1 OCT., 12-4pm Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition See the images chosen as winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition on tour from the Natural History Museum. OBS Gallery, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Free. www.tonbridge-school.co.uk/obsg

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- WHAT’s ON EACH WEEK, page 5 EVERY SAT. & SUN., 12-4pm Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition See the images chosen as winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition on tour from the Natural History Museum. OBS Gallery, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Free. www.tonbridge-school.co.uk/obsg EVERY WEEKEND, 11am-4pm River Trips 50-minute trip on the Medway around Tonbridge, with guide. The Big Bridge, High St., TN9 1DT. £10 adults/£5 under 16s. 07808 739020, tonbridgerivertrips.co.uk. EVERY WEEKEND, 2.30pm-4.30pm Miniature Railway Rides (weather permitting) Ride on a miniature railway. Blackfriars Meadow, next to swimming pool, TN9 1HR. FOC/donations towards operating expenses. Tonbridge Model Engineering Soc. www.micklow.wixsite.com/tmes SUN. 1 OCTOBER, 10am Tonbridge Half Marathon Cheer on 1,600 runners as they leave the starting line in Brook Street, TN9 2PW, opp. West Kent College. SUN. 1 OCTOBER, 7.30pm King Arthur A thrilling tale by Michael Morpurgo. For 7+. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £10 from 01732 304241 / tonbridgearts.com MON. 2 OCTOBER, 7.30pm-9.30pm Good Companions Club for Senior Citizens


Bingo, refreshments, entertainment. All welcome. New Telegraph Club, Priory Rd., TN9 2AS. 01732 355676 MON. 2 OCTOBER, 7.30pm The Tempest EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £15 / £13 from 01732 304241/www.tonbridgearts.com MON. 2 OCTOBER, 8pm North Tonbridge Horticultural Society Talk - ‘Grasses and Late Perennials’ by Nigel Gibson. St Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. Visitors £1. Info 01732 352707. TUES. 3 OCT., 7.30pm-8.30pm Talk by Wildlife Photographer of the Year (OBS Gallery open from 6.45pm Join Luke Massey for an evening of travel, wildlife & adventure. Cawthorne Lecture Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Free but book tickets at www.boxoffice.tonbridgeschool.co.uk/tickets/ or 01732 304241. TUES. 3 to WED.11 OCT. Herd of the Hospice? A herd of unique life-sized horse sculptures displayed on the Castle lawns, ideal photo opportunity. Tonbridge Castle, Castle St., TN9 1BG. Free but donations to Hospice in the Weald. WED. 4 OCTOBER, 10am - 12 noon Roundel Poetry Monthly gathering of poetry writers, meeting upstairs at St Peter & St Paul’s, Church Lane, TN9 1HD. £5 per morning. Occasional Saturdays at the Bakehouse, High St. New members welcome. roundelpoetrytonbridge.com THURS. 5 OCT., 6.30pm & 8.15pm Tonbridge Rock Choir No experience needed. Pop, rock, Motown. Juddians Rugby Club, The Slade, TN9 1HR. £25 a month, contact 01252 714276 / www.rockchoir.com.

ways we are adapting to the threat of climate change. Followed by discussion. Old Lecture Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Free/donations welcome. T&M Friends of the Earth, tandm.foe@gmail.com SAT. 7 OCT to THURS. 12 OCT., 10am - 4pm Tonbridge Art Group Autumn Exhibition Free admission. Tonbridge Castle, Castle Lane, TN9 1BG. tonbridgeartgroup.pbwiki.com SAT. 7 OCTOBER, 2pm - 3pm Incredible & fantastical animal tales Storytelling in the Gallery, with Rob Parkinson. Suitable for 4+ years. OBS Gallery, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Free but book tickets at www.boxoffice.tonbridge-school.co.uk/ tickets/ or 01732 304241. SAT. 7 OCTOBER, 3pm - 4pm Wildlife Photography Competition Prize Giving Winners announced and prizes awarded by our surprise guest. OBS Gallery, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Free event and all welcome. SAT. 7 OCTOBER, 3pm kick-off Tonbridge Juddians-National Rugby Support the TJs in their first season of national level 4 rugby. The Slade, TN9 1JR. Spectators £5. tjrfc.co.uk. SAT. 7 OCTOBER, 7.30pm Heath Quartet This dynamic & charismatic Quartet presents string quartets by Haydn, Tippett & Mendelssohn. St Peter & St Paul Parish Church, Church Lane TN9 1HD. Tickets £20; under-18 £5. Tonbridge Music Club, www.tmc.org. uk or tel 01732 838698. SUN. 8 OCTOBER, 2.30pm Shark in the Park Family musical for 2+. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP.

THURS. 5 OCTOBER, 7pm NT Live EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £14 & £12 from 01732 304241/www.tonbridgearts.com THURS. 5 OCTOBER, 7.30pm Tonbridge Winemakers A talk on the Plague City and Village. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. See www.tonbridgewinemakers.com FRI. 6 OCTOBER, 7pm Film Show “Demain (Tomorrow)” An inspirational film showing positive

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Tickets £10 from 01732 304241/www. tonbridgearts.com MON. 9 OCTOBER, 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. TUES. 10 OCTOBER, 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. 10 OCT., 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 WED. 11 OCT., 10am - 12 noon Tonbridge Townswomen’s Guild Monthly meeting. Enjoy friendship and fun alongside worthy serious community work. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Tel 01732 361751 THURS. 12 OCT., 10am - 1pm Seniors Information & Advice Day Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Free. THURS. 12 OCT., 12.30pm-2.30pm Planning for the Future Free advice from Mencap for parents & carers of someone with a learning disability re. making arrangements for the future. St Stephen’s Centre, Waterloo Rd., TN9 2SW. See mencap. org.uk/PFTF THURS. 12 OCT., 6.30pm & 8.15pm Tonbridge Rock Choir No experience needed. Pop, rock, Motown. Juddians Rugby Club, The Slade, TN9 1HR. £25 a month, contact 01252 714276 / www.rockchoir.com. THURS. 12 OCTOBER, 7.45pm Well I never knew that! A tour through the Darent villages Lecture by Rod Shelton. Tonbridge Historical Society, Riverside Room, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Visitors welcome, pay £3 at door (under 18s free). 01732 503874, email secretary@tonbridgehistory. org.uk

SAT. 14 OCTOBER, 10am - 3.30pm Tonbridge Lacemakers Talks, workshops, lace suppliers. Fisher Hall, Corpus Christi Church, Lyons Crescent, TN9 1EY. Visitors £1 / £28 pa if you join. tonbridgelacemakers.org.uk SAT. 14 OCTOBER, 1pm - 3pm Poult Wood Family Golf Afternoon Take part and have fun. £20 for family of 4 (1 member must be under 16), equipment included. Poult Wood Golf Centre, Higham Lane, TN11 9QR. Tel David Copsey 01732 364039 SAT. 14 OCTOBER, 2.15pm Torch Trust Friendship and talks for people who are blind or partially sighted. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. SUN. 15 OCTOBER, 10am - 3pm Lace & Threads Fair Displays, demonstrations, suppliers incl other needle crafts. Free parking, refreshments. £2.50. Tel 01580 752650 / www.tonbridgelacemakers.org.uk SUN. 15 OCTOBER From tomorrow shopkeepers are no longer obliged to accept the old round £1 coin - so spend all yours now (preferably with Tonbridge Loyalty Club members - see centre pages). TUES. 17 OCT., 11am - 12 noon Friends Together Bereavement Support Coffee and chat with others in a similar situation. Rose & Crown Hotel, 125 High St., TN9 1DD. Free. More info from Ann 01732 360328 TUE. 17 OCTOBER, 7.30pm - 10pm North Tonbridge Women’s Institute We meet at the Methodist Church, Higham Lane, TN10 4JG. Visitors welcome, first visit free, second meeting £2. See www. northtonbridgewi.co.uk WED. 18 OCTOBER., 7.30pm-10pm ‘Unwrapped Raptors’ An illustrated talk by David DarrellLambert about UK birds of prey. RSPB, St. Philip’s Church, Salisbury Rd., TN10 4PA. RSPB members £3.50/concessions £2.50 / non members £4.50. www.rspb.org.uk/groups/tonbridge THURS. 19 OCT., 6.30pm & 8.15pm Tonbridge Rock Choir No experience needed. Pop, rock, Motown. Juddians Rugby Club, The Slade, TN9 1HR. £25 a month, contact 01252 714276 / www.rockchoir.com.

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FRI. 20 OCTOBER, 10.30am - noon Tonbridge U3A Coffee Morning Members and others interested in knowing more about U3A. Rose & Crown Hotel, Oak Lounge,125 High St., TN9 1DD. £2.50 incl refreshments. Tel beforehand for confirmation: 07985 136115, u3aton@gmail.com, www.tonbridgeu3a.com FRI. 20 OCTOBER, 12 noon ‘Friends Together’ Lunch Join our support group for a meal at Wetherspoons, High St., TN9 1AP. Tel Mary on 01732 504295 to book. FRI. 20 OCT., 7.30pm-9.30pm Tonbridge Art Group Talk on Modigliani and his circle, by Bryan Davies. Visitors welcome £5. Christ Church, High St., TN9 1SG (rear entrance). tonbridgeartgroup. pbwiki.com FRI. 20 & SAT. 21 OCT., 7.30pm (2.30pm matinee Sat) LAMPS 90 year Revue Show EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. www.lamps.org.uk FRI. 20 OCTOBER, 7.45pm Tonbridge Comedy Night 3 top acts from the comedy circuit. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £12 from 01732 304241/www.tonbridgearts.com SAT. 21 OCTOBER, 9.45am Who Let the Dads Out Fun & games for babies & toddlers, refreshments for dads. £2.50 per family. St Stephen’s Church, Waterloo Rd., TN9 2SW. Tel 01732 771977 SAT. 21 OCTOBER, 3pm kick-off Tonbridge Juddians-National Rugby Support the TJs in their first season of national level 4 rugby. The Slade, TN9 1JR. Spectators £5. tjrfc.co.uk. SUN. 22 OCT., 1.30pm & 3.30pm Your Toys Your toys are part of the adventure, bring your own toy to join in this show. 5+. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School, High St., TN9 1JP. Tickets £8 from 01732 304241 www.tonbridgearts.com

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SUN. 22 OCT., 2.30pm - 4.30pm Sunday Afternoon Tea All seniors welcome. St Stephen’s, Waterloo Rd., TN9 2SW. No charge. Need a lift? Tel Isabel 01732 379901, isabel.plimmer@ststephenstonbridge.org.

WED. 25 OCTOBER, 2.15pm Tonbridge Flower Arrangement Club ‘Autumn Miscellany’, demonstration with Graham Harmer. All welcome. Fee for visitors, or annual sub. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. THURS. 26 OCT., 10am-12 noon Man2maN Retired Men’s Fellowship Guest speakers, discussions, refreshments. Baptist Church, Darenth Ave., TN10 3HZ. £1pp. THURS. 26 OCT., 7.30pm - 9.30pm North Tonbridge Flower Arrangers Flower demonstrations or workshop. Friendly club, all welcome, NAFASqualified demonstrators. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Members’ sub £35pa, visitors £6 per evening. Tel 01732 369471 or 01732 466888. THURS. 26 OCTOBER,1pm-3pm Recipes, Remedies & Rituals Celebrate Halloween with potions! Meet by flag pole near main car park, Haysden Country Park, Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BB. Booking essential: 03000 422997 or email medwayvalley@kent.uk. Free event. THURS. 26 OCTOBER, 2.30pm ‘Foreigners in London 1520-1677 Artists who changed British Art’ A lecture by Leslie Primo. Tonbridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. All welcome. Annual subscription £39, or £6 guest. www. tonbridgedfas.org.uk THURS. 26 OCTOBER, 7.30pm TMBC Planning Committee Hear our town’s planning applications discussed. Riverside Lounge, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, TN9 1SF. Free. FRI. 27 OCTOBER, gates open 8pm Tonbridge Fireworks The town’s biggest fireworks display, sidestalls, fairground rides, refreshments. Longmead Stadium, Darenth Ave., TN10 3JW. Advance tickets (www.tonbridgefireworks.co.uk) single £6, family of 4 £15. Or purchase at gate £7 single, £18 family. SAT. 28 OCTOBER,10am - 12 noon Feed the Birds Make bird feeders to take home. Sticky task children will love! Meet by flag pole near main car park, Haysden Country Park, Lower Haysden Lane, TN11 9BB. No booking required but limited places so arrive early. Free event.


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