Monday, May 20th, 2024

Quizzes, fairs, summer shows, exhibitions, and fetes in Otford – get these dates in your diary

OTFORD PATIENT GROUP’S QUIZ starts at 7.30pm tonight (Friday 14 June) in St Edith’s Hall, Kemsing to raise funds for a second Surgery Pod in addition to the one about to be installed at Otford Surgery. The ‘Pod’ enables patients to check blood pressure, weight and other vital statistics immediately before their Doctor or Nurse appointment.  If you would like to raise a team (up to 10 people) or just come as an individual please contact Ken Cardinal 01959 522513 or email:

ST BARTHOLEMEW’S CHURCH FAIR takes place on the village green from 2pm on Saturday 15 June, although the food area will open earlier at approximately 1.30pm. Stalls will include books, plants, cakes, crafts, white elephant, prize draw, gifts, bottles, toys, soft drinks, strawberries and cream, and ices.  Other attractions include children’s games and a bouncy caste. There will be a children’s art competition with the theme of ‘A Celebration of Flight’ with two categories 7-11 and under 7 with prizes. All village children are welcome to submit an entry. For more information contact Christeen Malan 01959 522654.

ART IN JUNE: Angela Bishop and daughter, Suzie Galloway, as part of Art in June, are exhibiting their sculptures, paintings, and glasswork in the garden and studios at 5, Broughton Road, Otford, 01959 523203 from 8-23 June between 11am and 5pm or by appointment. Other Otford artists participating are Ann Bridges at 58 High Street, 07906 310021, and Julian Cheswick, Hope Artists, 3 Spring Head Road, Kemsing T15 6QL. For more details of opening times etc go to the Art in June Open Studios website by CLICKING HERE

Angela Bishop is also exhibiting with The East Surrey Sculpture Society at Ightham Mote from 2-30 June.

OTFORD OAST WI: The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 20 June, at 9.30am in Otford Village Memorial Hall. A talk will be given by Clare Oldfield on Antiscam Advice. New members are welcome, the first meeting is free. For further information email:

OTFORD GARDENER’S SOCIETY is holding its Rose and Summer Show on Saturday, 22 June. It  will bring together the beautiful flowers and tasty fruit and vegetables from the early summer garden. Also featured are flower arrangements, cookery and photographic classes. The show takes place in the Village Memorial Hall and  opens to the public at 2.15pm. Homemade teas are available until 4pm. For details please contact the Society Secretary, Janet Finney on 01959 523760 or e-mail:

HOSPICES OF HOPE, the charity based in Otford High Street, is holding another of its popular Quiz Nights on Saturday 6 July.  Doors open at 7pm with supper served at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £13.50 and include a light supper. Teams of 6-8 can enter or just go as an individual and join a team. You can book through the website call 01959 525110, or email:

OTFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL’S PTFA Summer Fete will take place between noon and 4pm on Saturday 6 July on the school field.  It promises a fun afternoon of music, traditional games, pony rides, summer shopping, BBQ, beer tent, fizz and strawberries as well as a Grand Draw, tombola’s and silent auction. There will also be a baking competition, inflatables, face painting, and lots of stalls and games for all the family.  Adult entry £1, children are free.

The Otford village news is compiled by Kay Drake. If you have any news or events you would like her to consider for the My Sevenoaks Community village column you can email her at:

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