Monday, November 18th, 2019

What’s On – November

Here is a taste of what’s going on in the Sevenoaks District. Please use the websites, or email and telephone contact details provided to check whether booking is required or if there are any special instructions or restrictions.

If you have any events or shows you would like considered for this section, fill in this form or send them to: editor@mysevenoakscommunity.com

If any of the details featured in ‘What’s On’ need amending or if your event is cancelled or postponed, please let us know so that we can remove the entry and avoid people being disappointed by turning up unnecessarily.


Until 27 November – Sunday (not at weekends)

Tour: A Servant’s Life 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm & 2.15pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

Uncover the hidden stories of the servants in the house on this new tour of the domestic areas of the house. Admission applies, tour £5

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

18 November – Monday

Garden Tour & Lunch 12.30pm

Reuthe’s Nursery & Gardens, Sevenoaks Road, Seal Chart TN15 0HB

Join Head Gardener, Melvyn Jones, or Reuthe’s owner, Claire Price, on a tour of the gardens. They will show you the rare and interesting plants within the collection, and provide a history of the gardens and their evolution into the Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks.

Price of ticket includes a light lunch of homemade soup and artisan bread served in the charming Basecamp Café. Tickets £5

www.reuthes.com

18 November – Monday

Independent Living Services 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Sevenoaks Library, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1LQ

A weekly drop in service for adults with learning disabilities (appointments not necessary) organised by West Kent Housing Association. Free entry

www.local.kent.gov.uk / 03000 41 31 31

18 November – Monday

Music Centre for Young People 3pm – 10pm

House in the Basement, Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Providing a music hub for young people over 16 who have a love of music. A fully equipped centre with musical instruments and sound system to create a relaxed atmosphere to practice, rehearse, jam or just to have a coffee and listen. All young musicians are welcome. Free event

www.thelewisproject.org.uk

18 November – Monday

Wildflower Habitats 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Otford Memorial Hall, High Street, Otford TN14 5PQ

The Sevenoaks Local Group of the Kent Wildlife Trust invites you to a talk by Nikki Gammons. The talk will begin with introducing the three types of bee, discussing declines and reasons why. Then moving on to how the Short haired bumblebee project has worked over the last ten years. Open to all. Donations appreciated.

davidwnimmo@tiscali.co.uk

19 November – Tuesday

Every Step Counts Walking Group 10am

In front of Costa Coffee, TESCO Riverhead, Asher Way, Riverhead TN13 2QS

The wellbeing walks are led by qualified volunteers who will support and encourage you. They vary in time & distance to accommodate all abilities and last around 30 minutes. Whether you’re recovering from illness or operation, trying to lose weight or just need some company, everybody is welcome. Free entry

everystepcounts17@gmail.com

19 November – Tuesday

Sevenoaks Breast Cancer Support Group 10.30am – 12.30pm

House in the Basement, Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Sevenoaks Breast Cancer Support Group hold a weekly meeting with regular guest speakers, treatments in relaxation and helping Lymphoedema and the best coffee and cake around.

council@sevenoaks.gov.uk

19 November – Tuesday

Volunteering Coffee Morning 10.30am – 12.30pm

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)

Interested in joining the team of volunteers at Knole? Join the free coffee morning to find out more, meet the friendly team and discover what opportunities are available

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

19 November – Tuesday

Badminton 2pm – 4pm

Donnington Hall, Barretts Road, Dunton Green TN13 2UN

Do you want to get back to badminton? Join this group of mixed ability players for an afternoon of Badminton. Returners and mature players are welcome. Only £2.50 per week. Pop along or call Jill for more info

07790 912741

19 November – Tuesday

Rock Choir 8pm

Vine Baptist Church, Park Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3UP

If you love to sing, you’ll love Rock Choir! Pop, rock and chart singing for adults and teenagers. No auditions and no need to read music. Enjoy a free taster session at this brand new choir

www.rockchoir.com

20 November – Wednesday

Every Step Counts Walking Group 10am

Otford Memorial Hall Car Park, High Street, Otford TN14 5PQ

The wellbeing walks are led by qualified volunteers who will support and encourage you. They vary in time & distance to accommodate all abilities and last around 30 minutes. Whether you’re recovering from illness or operation, trying to lose weight or just need some company, everybody is welcome. Free entry

everystepcounts17@gmail.com

20 November – Wednesday

Look Who’s Talking: Walled Gardens 10.30am – 2pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

A series of talks with lunch from a range of speakers and experts. Today Jules Hudson talks on the topic of Walled Gardens. Tickets £39.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

20 November – Wednesday

Lunch Book Club 12pm

Sevenoaks Bookshop, 147 High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1XJ

A regular Book Club to discuss the chosen books and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the Bookshop café. This meeting will discuss Hubert Mingarelli’s Four Soldiers.
www.sevenoaksbookshop.co.uk

20 November – Wednesday

After School Craft Club 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Sevenoaks Library, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1LQ

Go and create something fun! Make exciting new things every Wednesday at
Sevenoaks Library. Free entry

www.local.kent.gov.uk / 03000 41 31 31

20 November – Wednesday

Rat Pack Evening 7pm

Giacomo’s Ristorante Italiano, Morleys Road, Weald TN14 6QR

Enjoy an evening with Jan Gallagher as one of the great kings of swing from the Sinatra period and appreciate some of his finest songs. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £36

www.giacomos.uk.com

20 November – Wednesday

Curry Nights at the Waterside 7pm – 9pm

Hever Castle Golf Club, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NP

Located at Hever Castle Golf Club, enjoy a choice of three Curries served buffet style with Basmati Rice, Naan Bread, Lentil Dahl, Poppadom & Dips between 7pm and 9pm, just £12.95 per person.

www.hevercastle.co.uk / 01732 701010

20 November – Wednesday

Soul Train Choir 7.30pm

St Luke’s Hall, 30 Eardley Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1XT

If you love Soul music, love singing, love having fun – this is the choir for you! Every Wednesday, see online for more information

www.soultrainchoir.com

21 November – Thursday

The Market 9am – 11am

St Luke’s Church Hall, Eardley Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1XT 

Visit the market every Thursday for locally grown and made cakes, savouries, preserves, fruit/veg, eggs, honey, bread, crafts, plants and much more. Tea & cakes also available. Free entry

 

21 November – Thursday

Flexible Working Drop-In Sessions 9.30am – 11.30am

The Stag Plaza, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Thackray Williams Solicitors are hosting a variety of free events to give you tips and advice on how to help your family plan for now and in the future. Book your free place at the Flexible Working Drop-In Session at:

www.thackraywilliams.com/parents

 

21 November – Thursday

Every Step Counts Walking Group 10am

Opposite the Bricklayers Arms, 39 – 41 Chevening Road, Chipstead TN13 2RZ

The wellbeing walks are led by qualified volunteers who will support and encourage you. They vary in time & distance to accommodate all abilities and last around 40 minutes. Whether you’re recovering from illness or operation, trying to lose weight or just need some company, everybody is welcome. Free entry

everystepcounts17@gmail.com

21 November – Thursday – 5 January – Sunday

Christmas Market 10am – 4pm

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham TN16 1PS

The Chartwell Christmas market returns this November! Take a look through a wide range of local gifts from crafts, art and accessories to food and drink, all from undercover stalls. Free event 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

21 November – Thursday – 24 November – Sunday

12 Days of Christmas Trail 10am – 4pm

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham TN16 1PS

Explore Chartwell this Christmas on the family trail. Trail £1, admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

21 November – Thursday

Forget-Me-Notes 2pm – 4pm

Church Hall, Christ Church URC, 2 Littlecourt Road, Sevenoaks TN13 2JG

Sing-a-long with a cuppa! Open to anyone living with dementia and their carers. A fun afternoon of singing old favourites. Light refreshments provided. Meetings every third Thursday. Free entry

Kieron – 01732 447055

21 November – Thursday

Late Night Games Night 5pm – 10pm

Grumpy Pony, 48 Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3TL 

Every Thursday Grumpy Pony will be open until 10pm. They will have their gaming tables and hobby stations available for booking and a selection of drinks and snacks to enjoy.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

22 November – Friday

Vine Singers 12pm – 1.30pm

The Vine Baptist Church, Park Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3UP

Enjoy singing folk songs, rounds and popular melodies in a friendly, supportive group. Discover the benefits of singing for body and soul. Open to all over 18’s – no need to read music

nicolawydenbach@yahoo.co.uk

22 November – Friday

Breakfast for former members of the Armed Forces with the Mayor of Sevenoaks

Bat & Ball Station Café, Bat & Ball Road, Sevenoaks TN14 5AP – 9.30am

The Mayor of Sevenoaks, Cllr Nicholas Busvine OBE, is inviting former members of the Armed Forces for a free breakfast. Anyone interested in coming along and meeting with other former Service personnel, please register your interest with Avril Mitchem, Sevenoaks Town Council, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3QG. Tel 01732 459953 email office@sevenoakstown.gov.uk

www.sevenoakstown.gov.uk

22 November – Friday

An Evening with Owls 7pm

Hildenborough Village Hall, 10 Riding Lane, Hildenborough TN11 9HY

Join in with a magical evening in the company of beautiful owls. From little to large, step into their world as they fly just inches from your head. Discover the hidden lives of these secretive birds meeting owls from frozen forests and sun-baked grasslands. Tickets from £4.50

www.owlevenings.co.uk

22 November – Friday

Rhiannon – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute 7.30pm

The Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Rhiannon brings the voice, the look and the musicianship into this authentic truly polished professional show. They capture the energy and perform stunning versions of the most popular Peter Green, Christine Mcvie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks hits! 

www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

23 November – Saturday

Keep it Local Food & Produce Market 9am – 1pm

Coolings, Rushmore Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 7NN

Fresh meat, fish, bread and cakes, fruit and vegetables grown for flavour rather than volume, juicy jams and chutneys and varieties of locally brewed beers are just some of the delights you will find. Free entry

www.coolings.co.uk

 

23 November – Saturday

All About Badgers Coffee Morning & Sett Survey Project Launch 10am – 11.45am

Shoreham Village Hall, Shoreham TN14 7TB

West Kent Badger Group are leading a project to update maps to register

where badgers are living across the West Kent Area. The Coffee Morning will also be a fund raising event and an opportunity for those who care about badgers and other wildlife to meet one another.

www.wkbg.org.uk/events/

 

23 November – Saturday

Christmas Fair 10am – 4pm

Chiddingstone Castle, Chiddingstone, TN8 7AD

There will be over 70 hand-curated, unique and local stalls selling a wide variety of gifts, decorations, food and drink divided between the Castle and the large, heated marquee

www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

23 November – Saturday – 21 December – Saturday

Folly Festive Fayre 10am – 4pm

The Broadwater Forest Wildlife Hospital, Fairview Lane, Tunbridge Wells TN3 9LU

The Folly Festive Fayre is open every Saturday selling gifts, Christmas cards and decorations. There will also be a raffle and refreshments. All proceeds support their work with wildlife. Due to the quiet rehabilitation needed for the animals, the main hospital will not be open.

www.follywildliferescue.org.uk

 

23 November – Saturday

Christmas Calligraphy with Judy Broad 10.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 4.30pm

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some experience, join expert calligrapher Judy Broad to brush up your skills in time for Christmas. Tickets £65

 

 

23 November – Saturday – 24 December Tuesday

Christmas at Hever

Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG

This Christmas Hever Castle will take you on a magical journey down the rabbit hole and into the enchanting world of Alice in Wonderland. You will be met with beautifully decorated Castle rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees. Outside follow the whimsical Alice in a Christmas Wonderland themed interactive trail and wander through the illuminated gardens as dusk falls. Admission applies

www.hevercastle.co.uk

23 November – Saturday

Introduction to Tabletop Games 2pm – 4.30pm

Grumpy Pony, 48 Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3TL 

The perfect event for those looking to get started in building, painting and playing with their miniatures. In these sessions you will be able build and paint a model and then play a game. Perfect for anyone looking to get into table top games or introduce friends.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

 

23 November – Saturday

Weald Heights Coffee Club 2pm – 4pm

Weald Heights Care Home, Bourchier Close, Sevenoaks TN13 1PD

Join this monthly coffee club where you can relax in a warm and welcoming environment, meet other carers and share experiences. Providing advice and support for all, there will be informative talks, the opportunity to share ideas and plenty of cake and hot drinks. For more information or to book your free place:

Amelia – 01732 747700/ amelia.moore2@careuk.com

 

23 November – Saturday

Winter Party DJ & Canapés 7.30pm – midnight

The Papermakers Arms, The Street, Plaxtol TN15 0QJ

The Papermakers Arms’ Winter Party is the perfect setting for a fun night out! Canapés will be served from 8pm-9pm. The DJ will be playing a great mix of current and classic floor fillers throughout the evening with dancing positively encouraged! Tickets £15 – include canapés and £5 drink voucher
www.papermakersarms.com

23 November – Saturday

Welcome Back To The Stage 7.30pm

The Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

After their debut performance the Henry Desmond Orchestra returns to The Stag Theatre for one night only with A Night at the Musicals. They once again bring stars of the West End to Sevenoaks, performing the best of musicals from across the ages alongside an onstage thirty-piece orchestra. Known for their spectacular performances this plans to be an evening for the whole family. All in aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund and Acting for Others. 

www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

24 November – Sunday

St Julians Club Christmas Craft Fair 10am – 4pm

St Julians Club, St Julians, Sevenoaks TN15 0RX

St Julians host their annual festive Craft Fair. Browse the great selection of homemade gifts from candles to jewellery, from pottery to books and from cards to textiles. Free entry

www.stjulians.co.uk

24 November – Sunday

Open Mic Night 6pm

The Bricklayers Arms, 39 – 41 Chevening Road, Chipstead TN13 2RZ

Whether you fancy getting up and showing the crowd what you’ve got or just fancy sitting back and listening to some great local artists, it’s definitely a night you won’t want to miss. Freshly made pizzas will be available.

www.the-bricklayers-arms.co.uk

24 November – Sunday

Sing Along Concert for Demelza Children’s Hospice 7.30pm

Otford Village Hall, High Street, Otford TN14 5PQ

Enjoy an evening at this Sing Along Concert and help to raise money for the fantastic Demelza Children’s Hospice. You will be entertained with Christmas and easy listening songs from the Merry Mondays Ukulele Band, professional musician and part of the famous opera Lele Duet, Amanda Harkett  and a new 4 piece band called Project Sorensen. Tickets £10, only available in advance. 

judy@cardinals.co.uk / 01959 522513

25 November – Monday

Independent Living Services 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Sevenoaks Library, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1LQ

A weekly drop in service for adults with learning disabilities (appointments not necessary) organised by West Kent Housing Association. Free entry

www.local.kent.gov.uk / 03000 41 31 31

25 November – Monday

Music Centre for Young People 3pm – 10pm

House in the Basement, Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Providing a music hub for young people over 16 who have a love of music. A fully equipped centre with musical instruments and sound system to create a relaxed atmosphere to practice, rehearse, jam or just to have a coffee and listen. All young musicians are welcome. Free event

www.thelewisproject.org.uk

25 November – Monday

Wildlife of India 8pm – 10pm

St John’s Church Hall, 20 Foxbush, Hildenborough TN11 9HT

Glenda Law will provide an illustrated and enlightening talk about the state of Rajasthan, concentrating on the wildlife but including the people and the habitat. Open to all. Refreshments available. Entry by donation

www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk

25 November – Monday

Sevenoaks Camera Club Meeting 8pm – 10pm

Mencap Hall, 71 Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3AY

With 25 meetings a year, Sevenoaks Camera Club holds regular competitions, talks by well known visiting photographers, showing their work and explaining their techniques, as well as contests against other local clubs. 

www.sevenoakscameraclub.org.uk

26 November – Tuesday

Listening Skills Workshop 10am – 12pm

West Kent Mind Wellbeing Centre, 34 St Johns’s Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3LW

Listening is an important skill and how you listen to others can have a major impact on your relationships both personally and professionally. This new 2 hour workshop is an introduction on how to actively hear the complete message that is being communicated. Cost £40

www.westkentmind.org.uk/training

26 November – Tuesday

Every Step Counts Walking Group 10am

In front of Costa Coffee, TESCO Riverhead, Asher Way, Riverhead TN13 2QS

The wellbeing walks are led by qualified volunteers who will support and encourage you. They vary in time & distance to accommodate all abilities and last around 30 minutes. Whether you’re recovering from illness or operation, trying to lose weight or just need some company, everybody is welcome. Free entry

everystepcounts17@gmail.com

26 November – Tuesday

Sevenoaks Breast Cancer Support Group 10.30am – 12.30pm

House in the Basement, Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Sevenoaks Breast Cancer Support Group hold a weekly meeting with regular guest speakers, treatments in relaxation and helping Lymphoedema and the best coffee and cake around.

council@sevenoaks.gov.uk

26 November – Tuesday

Badminton 2pm – 4pm

Donnington Hall, Barretts Road, Dunton Green TN13 2UN

Do you want to get back to badminton? Join this group of mixed ability players for an afternoon of Badminton. Returners and mature players are welcome. Only £2.50 per week. Pop along or call Jill for more info

07790 912741

26 November – Tuesday

Rock Choir 8pm

Vine Baptist Church, Park Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3UP

If you love to sing, you’ll love Rock Choir! Pop, rock and chart singing for adults and teenagers. No auditions and no need to read music. Enjoy a free taster session at this brand new choir

www.rockchoir.com

27 November – Wednesday

Every Step Counts Walking Group 10am

Otford Memorial Hall Car Park, High Street, Otford TN14 5PQ

The wellbeing walks are led by qualified volunteers who will support and encourage you. They vary in time & distance to accommodate all abilities and last around 30 minutes. Whether you’re recovering from illness or operation, trying to lose weight or just need some company, everybody is welcome. Free entry

everystepcounts17@gmail.com

27 November – Wednesday

Auction 10am viewing, auction starts at 12.30pm

The Ibbett Mosely Auction Rooms, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1HJ

Ibbett Mosely next Auction Sale of Antiques and Collectors Items will open for viewing at 10am. For full details visit

www.ibbettmoselyauctions.co.uk

27 November – Wednesday

Look Who’s Talking: Ightham Mote Life 10.30am – 2pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

A series of talks with lunch from a range of speakers and experts. Today Heather Woodward talks on the topic of Life Upstairs/Downstairs at Ightham Mote. Tickets £39.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

27 November – Wednesday

Cheese & Wine Evening 6pm – 9pm

Lavender Fields, High Street, Seal TN15 0AE

You are invited to a Cheese & Wine Evening at Lavender Fields Care Home where speakers from Warners Solicitors and Chevening Financial will give free legal and financial advice covering Wills, Probate, care fees, Inheritance Tax, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters. Tours of the home will also be available. No need to book.

www.greensleeves.org.uk / 01732 651053

 

27 November – Wednesday

Soul Train Choir 7.30pm

St Luke’s Hall, 30 Eardley Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1XT

If you love Soul music, love singing, love having fun – this is the choir for you! Every Wednesday, see online for more information

www.soultrainchoir.com

28 November – Thursday

The Market 9am – 11am

St Luke’s Church Hall, Eardley Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1XT 

Visit the market every Thursday for locally grown and made cakes, savouries, preserves, fruit/veg, eggs, honey, bread, crafts, plants and much more. Tea & cakes also available. Free entry

28 November – Thursday

Monthly Senior’s Coffee Morning 10am – 11.30am

The Bullfinch, London Road, Riverhead TN13  2DR

Meet with friends and make new ones over a cup of tea in comfortable surroundings whilst catching up on the local news in your area. Cost including tea, coffee & biscuits £3

Caroline – 01732 461278

28 November – Thursday 

Christmas Wreath Making 10am – 2pm

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AR

A fun, creative and festive morning taking inspiration from nature to make natural Christmas decorations.

www.boreplace.org

28 November – Thursday

Every Step Counts Walking Group 10am

Opposite the Bricklayers Arms, 39 – 41 Chevening Road, Chipstead TN13 2RZ

The wellbeing walks are led by qualified volunteers who will support and encourage you. They vary in time & distance to accommodate all abilities and last around 40 minutes. Whether you’re recovering from illness or operation, trying to lose weight or just need some company, everybody is welcome. Free entry

everystepcounts17@gmail.com

28 November – Thursday

Ladies Lunch 12pm – 3pm

The Darenth, Station Road, Shoreham TN14 7SA

Step in from the cold and enjoy this Ladies Lunch and help raise money for Otford based charity Hospices of Hope. Enjoy a delicious meal at The Darenth in Shoreham with guest specialist embroiderer Jenny Adin-Christie! Tickets include a mocktail on arrival, two-course luncheon with wine, coffee and chocolate mints. Tickets £29

www.hospicesofhope.co.uk/events

28 November – Thursday

Late Night Games Night 5pm – 10pm

Grumpy Pony, 48 Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3TL 

Every Thursday Grumpy Pony will be open until 10pm. They will have their gaming tables and hobby stations available for booking and a selection of drinks and snacks to enjoy.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

28 November – Thursday

Michael Bublé Evening & Dinner 7pm

Giacomo’s Ristorante Italiano, Morleys Road, Weald TN14 6QR

An evening with Jason Allen swing singer and Michael Bublé tribute show. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £36

www.giacomos.uk.com

28 November – Thursday – 30 November – Saturday

Kemsing Players Present: Arsenic and Old Lace 8pm

St Edith’s Hall, High Street, Kemsing TN15 6NA

Kemsing Players next production will be the classic farce, Arsenic and Old Lace, written by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Steve Hughes. Book your seats now for this great black comedy which will have you laughing throughout the evening. Ticket £10

boxoffice@kemsingplayers.com

29 November – Friday – 1 December – Sunday

Keep it Local Craft Fair 10am – 4pm

Coolings, Rushmore Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 7NN

Showcasing their exquisite gifts and treats all hand-made in the South East of England…and at such reasonable prices! Free entry

www.coolings.co.uk

29 November – Friday

Reading Group 10am

Sevenoaks Library, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1LQ

If you enjoy reading and discussing books, then go along and join this friendly adult’s reading group. Free entry

www.local.kent.gov.uk / 03000 41 31 31

29 November – Friday

Forget-Me-Not Cafe 10.30am – 12pm 

The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge TN8 6BY

Providing support and companionship to those who are recognising issues with their memory or cognition as well as their carers, family and friends. With a programme of activities to engage and stimulate attendees, including choirs singing, quizzes, percussion sessions, exercises, library services, Tai Chi and craft activities, whilst offering ‘time-out’ to loved ones and carers with facilitated discussion and information. Free entry

www.forgetmenotcafe.org.uk

29 November – Friday

Vine Singers 12pm – 1.30pm

The Vine Baptist Church, Park Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3UP

Enjoy singing folk songs, rounds and popular melodies in a friendly, supportive group. Discover the benefits of singing for body and soul. Open to all over 18’s – no need to read music

nicolawydenbach@yahoo.co.uk

29 November – Friday

Christmas Lights Switch-On 5.30pm onwards

Sevenoaks High Street

Sevenoaks Hight street will close at 5.30pm for an evening of entertainment culminating with the Christmas lights switch on by the Mayor at 7.30pm. Entertainment on stage from 6pm includes the Panto cast and gospel choir, Dance-Worx dance group, Amherst School Choir, MyCool Choir, singer Robbie White, Elsa and Olaf. Father Christmas will be in his grotto at Specsavers and there will fairground rides, stalls, food, drink, gift stalls and characters around the the town.

www.sevenoakstown.gov.uk

 

29 November – Friday

Elvis Tribute Evening 7pm

7 Hotel Diner, London Road, Polhill, Halstead, Sevenoaks TN13 7AA

An epic, live music event packed full of memorable moments with the award winning King of Rock tribute act Lee Jackson. Eat, drink and sing-a-long to your hearts content and let the Diner Team take care of the rest! Pre-booking necessary

www.7hoteldiner.co.uk

29 November – Friday

Abba Evening & Dinner 7pm

Giacomo’s Ristorante Italiano, Morleys Road, Weald TN14 6QR

Abba Chique brings back the magic of Abba with their greatest songs guaranteeing a fun filled night of entertainment. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £40

www.giacomos.uk.com

29 November – Friday

Music at The Miners’ Arms 8pm – 10.30pm

22 London Rd, Dunton Green TN13 2UF

Live music in the bar from Hooray Tabasco featuring Simon Goodwin on guitar, David Silk on contracello and sultry vocalist Jacci Norris performing a mixture of swing, latin and easy-listening tunes. Free entry.

www.theminersarms.net

29 November – Friday

1940’s Society Meeting 8pm

Otford Village Memorial Hall, Otford TN14 5PQ

‘Over-paid, over-sexed and over-here’. The American Invasion of Britain 1942-1945 by Alan Williams. 1942 – 1945 American service personnel flooded into Britain, Alan will explore this ‘invasion’ and its impact on Britain and show the 1943 War Office film ‘A Welcome to Britain’ which explained how strange life in Britain was. Prepare to be amused and perhaps shocked in equal measure. Entry £3

www.1940.co.uk

30 November – Saturday & 1 December – Sunday

Deer keeping: Winter feed 9.30 am – 10.30am

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Join Park and Deer Keeper, Dom Andrews, on a winter morning feeding session for Knole’s deer herd. Tickets £10

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

30 November – Saturday & 1 December – Sunday

Christmas Storytelling Weekend 9.30am, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham TN16 1PS

Enjoy story time with Mrs Everest, Winston Churchill’s nanny, this Christmas. See the tale of the Gingerbread Man come to life and enjoy arts and crafts activities. Free event, admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

30 November – Saturday

Charity Dog Walk 10am

The White Hart, Tonbridge Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1SG

The White Hart love their furry regulars just as much as their owners. Start off with a pastry and a coffee (on the house) at the pub, followed by a 3.5m Knole walk and then back to the pub for a pint! Raising money for Battersea Brands Hatch

www.brunningandprice.co.uk/whitehart/

30 November – Saturday – 21 December – Saturday

Folly Festive Fayre 10am – 4pm

The Broadwater Forest Wildlife Hospital, Fairview Lane, Tunbridge Wells TN3 9LU

The Folly Festive Fayre is open every Saturday selling gifts, Christmas cards and decorations. There will also be a raffle and refreshments. All proceeds support their work with wildlife. Due to the quiet rehabilitation needed for the animals, the main hospital will not be open.

www.follywildliferescue.org.uk

 

30 November – Saturday 

Willow Christmas Decorations Workshop 10am – 2pm, 3pm – 7pm

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AR

Ditch the plastic mass-produced Christmas decorations – and make your own angels, stars or Christmas trees and a wreath.

www.boreplace.org

30 November – Saturday & 1 December – Sunday

Christmas Mini-Market and Opening Weekend 10am – 4pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

Visit Ightham Mote this weekend as they unveil the house dressed for Christmas and host our annual Christmas mini-market. Father Christmas is visiting from 11am – 2.30pm and will be handing out gifts to children. Admission applies, free event 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

30 November – Saturday – 5 January – Sunday

Christmas: Magical Fairy Trail 10am – 3pm

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 6BA

Join Emmetts Garden this Christmas for their Magical Fairy trail. See if you can spot the magical fairies hiding around the gardens and enjoy the beautifully decorated evergreens along the way. Admission applies, trail £1

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts-garden

30 November – Saturday – 5 January – Sunday

Ightham Mote Christmas 10am – 4pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

Join in with traditions old and new as Ightham Mote celebrates Christmas past with the decorated house and festive events at Ightham Mote. Admission applies, free event 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

30 November – Saturday 

Christmas Wreath Papercut with Miss Papercut 10.30 am – 3.30pm

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Produce a papercut of a beautiful winter woodland wreath design, and personalise it with your name or a Christmas message. Tickets £50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

30 November – Saturday & 1 December – Sunday

Christmas Trail: Hunt the Slipper 1pm – 4pm

Quebec House, Quebec Square, Westerham TN16 1TD

Join the fun at Quebec House for the family Christmas trail! Free event, admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quebec-house

30 November – Saturday 

Christmas carol singing in the Great Hall 1.30 pm – 2pm & 2.30pm – 3pm

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Join community choirs for carols in front of the twinkling Christmas tree in the Great Hall. Admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

30 November – Saturday

Introduction to Tabletop Games 2pm – 4.30pm

Grumpy Pony, 48 Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3TL 

The perfect event for those looking to get started in building, painting and playing with their miniatures. In these sessions you will be able build and paint a model and then play a game. Perfect for anyone looking to get into table top games or introduce friends.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

30 November – Saturday

Christmas Fair 2pm

Gloucester House Care Home, Lansdowne Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3XU

Gloucester House Care Home will host their Christmas Fair featuring a grand raffle,  tombolas, cake & produce stalls, bric-a-brac, books, refreshments and more!

 

30 November – Saturday

Movie Night – A Concert of Original Film Music 7.30pm – 9pm

Methodist Church, 6 The Drive, Sevenoaks TN13 3AE

A concert of original film music including The Magnificent Seven, Limelight, The Mission, Kiki’s Delivery Service, 1941, Jurassic Park & more. All profit to the Silas Pullen Fund, The Brain Tumour Charity. Tickets £8 adults, £1 under 18s available on the door

www.stband.co.uk

 

30 November – Saturday

Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society Concert 7.30pm 

St Nicholas Church, Rectory Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1JA

Celebrating Christmas with Handel’s Messiah. Conductor: Robyn Sevastos. 

www.sevenoaks-philharmonic.org.uk

30 November – Saturday

Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream 8pm

The Stag Plaza, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Celebrating the incredible music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream – Voodoo Room are a stunning high energy ‘Power Trio’ featuring some of the U.K’s finest musicians whose credits include: Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder, Lulu etc. No wigs, no pantomime – Just great music played by great musicians!
www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

 

* If any of the details featured in ‘What’s On’ change or need amending, organisers can let us know by emailing: editor@mysevenoakscommunity.com

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