Monday, June 24th, 2024

Have you seen fairies around Eynsford village hall?

WINGS AND THINGS: If you have seen fairies flitting in and out of Eynsford Village Hall don’t be alarmed. They will be members of the cast from the Sevenoaks Shakespeare Society making their way to rehearsals for an annual open-air production. This year the society is putting in the all-time favourite comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is being performed in the gardens of the White Rock Inn at Underriver (TN15 0SB) from Friday 28 June – Sunday 30 June and Thursday 4 July to Sunday 7 July. Weekday and Saturday performances are at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 3.30pm. Tickets from or direct from the pub on 01732 833112. They cost £12 in advance, £15 on the door. Children and students £5. Bring warm clothing and low-backed folding chairs.

A COFFEE & CRAFT MORNING is held in St Martin’s Church Eynsford on the last Wednesday of every month. The next one is on 26 June between 10am -12.30pm. Visitors are invited to enjoy a coffee, cake, craft and chat. Take along your knitting, sewing, crafting or just yourself. There are jigsaw puzzles for you to try, or just come and chat in a friendly atmosphere. Free entry. For more info contact Joscelyne Hynard by email on:

FRIENDS OF FARNINGHAM is a group of volunteers who meet for just an hour twice every month to help tidy the village. The group meets at the village hall at 10am on Thursdays 27 June, 25 July, 29 August, and 26 September. The next Saturdays are 13 July, 10 August, and 7 September. If you would like to volunteer email Cllr Carol Salmon on: or Jane Grey on:

EYNSFORD SUMMER FETE is on Saturday 13 July from 11am – 3pm at St. Martin’s Church. There will be stalls selling jewellery, scarves, gifts, books, cards, jam, cakes, sweets, plants, bric-a-brac and a chance to a prize in the raffle. Call in for morning coffee and cake or a light lunch. There will be stalls inside and outside church. All proceeds to St Martin’s Church refurbishment fund. More info from Joscelyne Hynard on email:

EYNSFORD IN BLOOM: Judging will be on 4 July from 10am to noon. With just a few weeks left more helpers are invited to join the team of volunteers. All working parties meet at back of main village car park opposite the church at: 9.30 am on Tuesdays 18 and 25 June. Thursday evenings at 6pm to 7.30pm on 20 and 27 June. Saturday, 6 July. New helpers are always very welcome, tools and coffee are provided. For more information contact Pauline Penny on 01322 864751.

A LAVENDER AND POPPY WALK starts from Eynsford Village on Thursday 4 July at 10.15am. The circular walk will cover around 6.2 miles/10 km and is described as ‘moderate’ It starts at 10.15 and will finish 1.30pm approx. Participants are invited to meet by the river opposite The Plough pub near The Ford. There is a hilly start but this opens up good views. Dogs are allowed on short leads. There will be a nibble break or maybe an ice cream at the Lavender farm, and people can socialise in the pub at the end if they wish. The walk is being organised by Tonbridge & Malling Ramblers. For more info contact 07857 140078.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND is being performed by the Riverside Youth Group at Eynsford Village Hall on 12,13 & 14 July. Tickets are £10 for adult, £7 concessions. An afternoon tea is also available with the tickets at £50 for two available from

NEW FOLLY SINGERS SPRING CONCERT is on Saturday 20 July at West Kingsdown Primary School. New singers always welcome, just turn up on Thursday at Farningham Church at 8pm.

CLASSIC ELVIS: Take a musical trip back in time to the 1950’s-1970’s with Scott Elvis at St Botolph’s Church at Lullingstone on Friday 28 June at 7pm. There will be complimentary cheese and wine and refreshments available. Tickets – Adults £20, under 16’s £10 – are available from Valerie Wells on 01322 860868.

A DEMENTIA CAFÉ is held every second Friday of the month (not August) and welcomes anyone living with dementia, friends, relatives and carers. Contact Ferne Haxby for details on 07980820216.

TEA AND CHAT: A friendly group meets every Thursday at Farningham Village Hall and offers a supportive and enjoyable break to anyone who is lonely or perhaps just needs a little time away from their house or would like to meet some new friends, chat and share some cake and tea. For more information email

A FARNINGHAM FRIDAY CAFÉ is held at the Shand Hall, just behind Farningham Church, from 10am – noon every Friday. Everyone is invited to come and share a coffee or tea with old friends or new. For more information email:

FARNINGHAM VILLAGE HALL needs a fund raiser/social secretary. Volunteers are needed to help with fund-raising events like a quiz or show or sale to help raise funds for maintenance of the hall. The Hall is used every week during the year by local people and community groups for many different activities, like yoga, dance, music, meetings, performances and productions. Volunteering provides an opportunity to use your talents, develop your skills, meet new people and make a useful contribution to the local community. Can you offer a few hours to volunteer as the social secretary? For more information contact Viv Parker by calling 01322 862330 or email: 

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