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New look Farningham village hall can be transformed into whatever you want it to be

FARNINGHAM VILLAGE HALL has been repainted in lighter colours and the kitchen has been refurbished with a new cooker, a new fridge, new water heater and new cooker hood and extractor fan. The hall was recently delightfully transformed by the Axstane Players into a little French village for their annual panto, Beauty and the Beast. The performances were packed out. There is plenty of scope for hirers to transform the hall into a welcoming and entertaining venue for any family activity or event. It now provides ideal facilities for parties, weddings and any family celebrations. You can hire just the main hall or the whole building, with or without the Market Meadow. There is a website with more information at: To book, email or tel. 07530 297707.

EYNSFORD IN BLOOM: All working parties meet at back of main village car park opposite the church at 9.30am. Next Dates: Tuesdays 12, 19, & 26 February and Saturday, 2 March. Call Pauline Penny for more information on 01322 864751.

HISTORY AND ORIGINS OF NURSERY RHYMES: Eynsford & Farningham Local History Society is hosting a short quiz and talk by Dr John Reuther at Eynsford Village Hall on Friday, 15 February, at 7.30pm for 8pm. Dr Reuther will explore and explain counting songs, nonsense rhymes, historical lampoons and lullabies from the rich legacy of nursery rhymes. Society members free, visitors £2.

FARNINGHAM SHOPS EXHIBITION: Due to many requests the exhibition will be on show for a second time in Farningham Village Hall on Saturday, 16 February, from 11am-4pm. Discover Farningham’s past through the many shops that once served the village. There will be many cuttings and scrap books to browse. Entry is free.

WEST KENT MEDIATION is keen to let people know of all the different types of mediation service it offers free to residents in the Sevenoaks district. Topics covered include parent teen mediation, peer mediation, mediation for homeless, mediation between neighbours who are in dispute, and mediation from a volunteer’s perspective. West Kent Mediation is based in the grounds of Knole Academy, Bradbourne Vale Road. Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3LE. Tel: 01732 469696 or for more information log on to

FARNINGHAM VILLAGE HALL AGM. The Village Hall is managed by a small committee of volunteers which meets about four times a year.  The AGM is on Monday, 18 February, at the village hall at 8pm and is open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

RIVERSIDE PLAYERS panto, Little Red Riding Hood in Eynsford Village Hall was another brilliant production with the all-star company singing, dancing and playing their way through jokes and scenes at many levels of humour and layers of great entertainment for the whole family.

TEA AND CHAT. This 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. Contact

FARNINGHAM FRIDAY CAFÉ. At the Shand Hall every Friday morning, just behind Farningham Church, 10 – 12 a.m. Everyone is invited to come and share a coffee or tea with old friends or new. Contact

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