Friday, February 28th, 2020

What’s On – April

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

 

28 March – Saturday – 13 April – Monday

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 10am – 4pm

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 6BA

Visit Emmetts Garden this Easter to not only see the beautiful spring colours but learn more about them on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Admission applies, trail £3

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts-garden

28 March – Saturday – 13 April – Monday

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 10am – 5pm

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

Follow the trail around the garden to earn your Cadbury chocolate prize. Have a look out for the extra activities and adventures to be had along the way, including the natural play area. Tickets £3, admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

28 March – Saturday – 19 April – Sunday

The Easter Rabbit Strikes a Pose! 10.30am – 5pm

Penshurst Place, Penshurst TN11 8DG

The Easter Rabbit has been hopping through the gardens snapping selfies in its favourite spots! Using your photo album trail sheet, walk through the 11 acres of gardens and see if you can find all the locations the Easter Rabbit used to strike a pose! After your stroll through the gardens, visit The Old Coach House for some Spring and Easter themed crafts! Admission applies

www.penshurstplace.com

28 March – Saturday – 15 April – Wednesday

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt: Feathers and eggs 11am – 3pm

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

Put your wellies on and go and find the bird boxes around the park. Answer the questions you find inside to collect your prize at the end. Tickets £3

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

1 April – Wednesday & 2 April – Thursday

Adult Mental Health First Aid 2 days 

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

The aim of a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is to give everyone the knowledge and confidence to recognise signs of mental health problems, encourage someone to seek the right help, and to reduce the stigma around mental illness. This 2 day course costs £155, see website for full information

www.westkentmind.org.uk

1 April – Wednesday

Volunteer Open Morning 10.30am – 12pm

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

Go along for a coffee and a chat to find out what volunteering with the National Trust at Ightham Mote is all about. They’re looking for Room Guides, Premises Assistants and Retail Assistants.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

1 April – Wednesday

Louise Hare 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Sevenoaks Bookshop, 147 High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1XJ

Novelist Louise Hare introduces her debut novel, This Lovely City – an atmospheric and poignant historical novel set in post war London. Tickets £6.50
www.sevenoaksbookshop.co.uk

1 April – 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

3 April – Friday

Forget-Me-Not Cafe 10.30am – 12pm 

The Hayloft, Knole, Sevenoaks TN13 1HU

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

3 April – 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. Pop in for a free taster session.

nicolawydenbach@yahoo.co.uk

4 April – Saturday

Woolcraft for Children 9.30am – 11.30am

Sevenoaks Library, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1LQ

Wild about weaving, fond of finger knitting, crazy about cross stitch? For anyone aged 4 and over. Free entry

www.local.kent.gov.uk

4 April – Saturday

Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Concert 7.30pm

St Martin’s Church, Eynsford DA4 0EH

PolyChor and the Southwark Sinfonietta, conducted by Rupert Bond, are proud to present two of Beethoven’s wonderful compositions, his Mass in C, and Symphony No 5 in C minor. Admission: £10, under 18s free. Interval refreshments. Tickets will be available from Normans Butchers Eynsford, Wadard Books Farningham, on the door or via email:

polychormus@gmail.com

5 April – Sunday

Ikebana Demonstration 2pm – 4pm 

Chiddingstone Castle, Chiddingstone, TN8 7AD

A drop – in demonstration of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, by masters of the Ohara School of Ikebana, England Chapter. Admission applies

www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

6 April – Monday

Otford Memory Cafe 10am – 12pm

The Crown, High Street, Otford TN14 5PX

Enjoy activities, company and refreshments in a supportive and safe environment. Open to all living with dementia, their carers, family and supporters who wish to get involved. For more information call Debbie

debbie@vitalityhomehealth.co.uk  / 01732 755582

6 April – 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

6 April – 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

8 April – Wednesday

Forget Me Not Cafe 11am – 12.30pm 

St John’s Church Centre, Foxbush, Hildenborough TN11 9HT

Free local support for for those living with dementia or memory/cognition issues and their families and carers. This month Susan and her four-legged friend Archie from the Pets as Therapy charity will attend. Free entry

www.forgetmenotcafe.org.uk

8 April – Wednesday

Japanese Room Tours 11.30am & 2.30pm 

Chiddingstone Castle, Chiddingstone, TN8 7AD

Chiddingstone Castle’s curator will be giving tours of the Castle’s Japanese Room focused on the collection which includes samurai arms and armour, lacquerware, ancient tomb figures, and articulated animals or jizai okimono. Admission applies

www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

8 April – Wednesday

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 guided tour of the 11acre site. You will be given a historical and geographical guide of the rare and interesting plants within the collection, and an insight into the evolution of the Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks. Price of ticket includes a light lunch of homemade soup and artisan bread served in our charming Basecamp Café. Timing of tour will be approximately 1 hour. Tickets £12.50

www.reuthes.com

8 April – 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

10 April – 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. Pop in for a free taster session.

nicolawydenbach@yahoo.co.uk

15 April – 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 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

15 April – 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

16  April – Thursday

National Garden Scheme Open Day 10am – 5pm

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

Ightham Mote are proud to be opening the gardens in aid of the National Garden Scheme. All ticket entries on this day will be donated to this fantastic cause so please go along and help support their work whilst enjoying the fabulous gardens! The NGS raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions. Tickets adult £15.50, child £7.95

www.ngs.org.uk

17 April – Friday

Forget-Me-Not Cafe 11am – 1pm 

The Congregational Church, Fullers Hill, Westerham TN16 1AB

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

17 April – 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. Pop in for a free taster session.

nicolawydenbach@yahoo.co.uk

17 April – Friday

Kemsing Wildlife Group: Volcanoes and Dragons – John Tyler 7.30pm

St. Edith Small Hall, Kemsing Village Hall, High Street, Kemsing TN15 6NA

Indonesia, a three-thousand-mile chain of more than 13,000 volcanic islands strung between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, boasts the world’s largest living lizard, the Komodo Dragon. A fearsome predator weighing over twenty stone, reaching nine feet in length and easily able to outrun and bring down a person, it lives on just a handful of small remote islands. Here we visit the Dragon’s home and meet some of the other animals and plants with which it shares its kingdom.

www.kemsingwildlifegroup.weebly.com

18 April – Saturday

Planet Plants Easter Open Day 10am – 4pm

Planet Plants, Back Lane, Ivy Hatch, Ightham, Sevenoaks TN15 9AU

Members of the public are welcomed to browse the growing beds, get plant advice, relax over refreshments and buy plants at excellent value at Planet Plants Easter Open Day.

www.planetplants.co.uk

18 April – Saturday

Craft Group (Adults) 10.30am – 3.30pm

Red Cross Hall, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3QG

The Craft Group of Sevenoaks are a group who enjoy all aspects of hand crafts with the aim to share ideas, information and techniques to increase members’ skills to further their enjoyment of crafting. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

www.craftgroupsevenoaks.blogspot.co.uk

19th April – Sunday

7Oaks Triathlon 

Sevenoaks Leisure Centre and Knole Park

Thinking of a new challenge for 2020? Want to keep it local and race with a friendly group of people? Then sign up for the 7oaks Triathlon! The race starts with a 400m swim in the Leisure Centre Pool, followed by a 25km bike ride through our beautiful countryside and finishes with a 5km run through our stunning Knole park. For more details and to enter visit:

www.7oakstriclub.co.uk/7oakstriathlon/triinfo

20 April – Monday

Volunteering Coffee Morning 10.30am – 11.45pm

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

20 April – Monday

Knole Fawns Parent & Toddler Group 10am – 11.30am

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

This monthly community group will include crafts, games, and stories to engage your toddler with both nature and the history of Knole. Activities will be led by Knole’s learning team, but toddlers must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

20 April – Monday

Storytime in Knole’s bookshop 11am – 11.30am

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

Join the storytime fun in Knole’s bookshop where little ones can enjoy short stories and nursery rhymes. Aimed at children under 5. Free event. Visit the Brewhouse from 10am and get a free babyccino when you buy yourself a hot drink.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

20 April – 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

21 April – Tuesday 

National Garden Scheme Open Day 12pm – 5pm

Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG 

Hever Castle will be opening their gardens in aid of the National Garden Scheme. All ticket entries will be donated to this fantastic cause so please go along and help support their work whilst enjoying the fabulous gardens! The NGS raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions. Adult entry £15.55, child £9.75

www.ngs.org.uk

22 April – Wednesday 

National Garden Scheme Open Day 12pm – 5pm

Yew Tree Cottage, Penshurst TN11 8AD

Yew Tree Cottage will be opening their gardens in aid of the National Garden Scheme. All ticket entries will be donated to this fantastic cause so please go along and help support their work whilst enjoying the fabulous gardens! The NGS raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions. Adult entry £3

www.ngs.org.uk

22 April – Wednesday

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 guided tour of the 11acre site. You will be given a historical and geographical guide of the rare and interesting plants within the collection, and an insight into the evolution of the Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks. Price of ticket includes a light lunch of homemade soup and artisan bread served in our charming Basecamp Café. Timing of tour will be approximately 1 hour. Tickets £12.50

www.reuthes.com

22 April – 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

24 April – 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

24 April – 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. Pop in for a free taster session.

nicolawydenbach@yahoo.co.uk

24 April – Friday

Farningham & Eynsford Local History Society 7.30pm

Eynsford Village Hall, High Street, Eynsford DA4 0AA

Local favourite, Christoph Bull, will introduces you to some of the beautiful places and some of the astonishing people who have lived and worked in the lower Darent valley.

www.felhs.org.uk

24 April – Friday 

Hooray Tabasco – Live Jazz Band 8pm

The Miners Arms, 22 London Rd, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks TN13 2UF

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

www.theminersarms.net

25 April – Saturday & 26 April – Sunday

Afternoon Tea at Hever Castle 1pm & 3.30pm

Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea at Hever Castle. Served in the Anne Boleyn Wing in a room flooded with natural daylight with views through leaded windows across the orchard to the Castle. Booking closes at 3pm on the Friday before and is only available on one weekend per month. Price £26 per person 

www.hevercastle.co.uk

25 April – Saturday

Friendship Café 2pm – 4pm

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

The Friendship Café will take place on the last Saturday of every month. If you’d like to have a natter with some like-minded people and make some new friends then Weald Heights would love to welcome you along. Complimentary tea and cakes will be served throughout the afternoon. For more information or to reserve your free place contact:

amelia.moore2@careuk.com / 01732 809127

26 April – Sunday

National Garden Scheme Open Day 11am – 4pm

May Cottage, 52 St Botolphs Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3AG

May Cottage will be opening their gardens in aid of the National Garden Scheme. All ticket entries will be donated to this fantastic cause so please go along and help support their work whilst enjoying the fabulous gardens! The NGS raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions. Adult entry £5

www.ngs.org.uk

26 April – Sunday

Japanese Room Tours 1pm & 3pm 

Chiddingstone Castle, Chiddingstone, TN8 7AD

Chiddingstone Castle’s curator will be giving tours of the Castle’s Japanese Room focused on the collection which includes samurai arms and armour, lacquerware, ancient tomb figures, and articulated animals or jizai okimono. Admission applies

www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

27 April – Monday

Storytime in Knole’s bookshop 11am – 11.30am

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

Join the storytime fun in Knole’s bookshop where little ones can enjoy short stories and nursery rhymes. Aimed at children under 5. Free event. Visit the Brewhouse from 10am and get a free babyccino when you buy yourself a hot drink.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

 27 April – Monday

Andrew Motion 7pm – 8.30pm

Sevenoaks Bookshop, 147 High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1XJ

Enjoy an evening with Andrew Motion as he introduces his latest volume of poetry, Randomly Moving Particles. Ticket inc signed book £15
www.sevenoaksbookshop.co.uk

27 April – 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

28 April – Tuesday

Adult Mental Health First Aid 1 day Champion Course

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

The aim of a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is to give everyone the knowledge and confidence to recognise signs of mental health problems, encourage someone to seek the right help, and to reduce the stigma around mental illness. This 1 day course costs £100, see website for full information

www.westkentmind.org.uk

28 April – Tuesday

National Garden Scheme Open Day 10.30 am – 5pm

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks TN15 0RR

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens are proud to again be opening the gardens in aid of the National Garden Scheme. All ticket entries on this day will be donated to this fantastic cause so please go along and help support their work whilst enjoying the fabulous gardens! The NGS raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions. Tickets adult £9.25, child £6.50

www.riverhillgardens.co.uk

28 April – 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

29 April – 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

 

* 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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