Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

What’s On – August

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’ change or need amending, organisers can let us know by emailing: editor@mysevenoakscommunity.com

Plus, if your event is cancelled or postponed for any reason please let us know so that we can remove the entry and avoid people being disappointed by turning up unnecessarily.

Until 1 September – Sunday

Ant Trail 2019 10am – 4pm

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 6BA

Explore Emmetts Garden to discover Amet the Ant and his amazing colony of ants hidden around the garden. Admission applies, trail £1

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts-garden

Until 1 September – Sunday

Butterfly Trail 10am – 4pm

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham TN16 1PS

Explore the garden and woodland of Chartwell to discover all about Winston Churchill’s favourite butterflies. Trail £1, admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

27 August – 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

27 August – 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

27 August – 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

27 August – Tuesday

Bohemian Rhapsody 8pm

Hever Festival Theatre, Hever Castle, Hever TN8 7NG

Oscar-nominated Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

www.heverfestival.co.uk

28 August – 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

28 August – Wednesday – 1 September – Sunday

Spell Books 11am – 4pm

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks TN15 0RR

Summer holiday fun making spell books. Admission applies

www.riverhillgardens.co.uk

28 August – Wednesday

Summer Play Dates 2pm – 5pm

Pontoise Close Play Area, Sevenoaks TN13 3ES

Free days of bouncy castles, crafts, games and more organised by Sevenoaks Town Council

28 August – Wednesday

Fizzlebert Stump 2.30pm

Hever Festival Theatre, Hever Castle, Hever TN8 7NG

Join Beautiful Creatures Theatre for a high-flying, tightrope-walking, slightly hypnotising adventure. A brand new, hilarious adaptation of AF Harrold’s much-loved book for children featuring puppetry, magic and a lion with false teeth!

www.heverfestival.co.uk

28 August – Wednesday

Burger & A Pint Night 6pm

Belvedere Restaurant and Wine Bar, 65 London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1AU

Treat yourself to a delicious homemade burger and a pint for only £10 at Belvedere Restaurant and Wine Bar. Book a your table now

01732 666769

28 August – 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 August – Wednesday

The Gravetye Manor Garden 8pm

Hever Festival Theatre, Hever Castle, Hever TN8 7NG

In the early 20th century, William Robinson was a household name and one of the leading voices in horticulture. Sadly, he is little known today, but his garden at Gravetye Manor remains a testimony to his genius. In this talk, head gardener Tom Coward will discuss the legacy of this fascinating man and the challenges involved in developing his historic garden.

www.heverfestival.co.uk

29 August – 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

29 August – 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

29 August – Thursday

Make Friends with a Book: West Kent Mind, for better mental health 2pm – 3.30pm

Sevenoaks Library, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1LQ

Enjoy a story and a poem in the company of others. Share your reflections over a tea or coffee. No preparation required – just take yourself! Contact West Kent Mind for further information

01732 744950

29 August – Thursday

Music Concerts 6pm – 8pm

The Vine Bandstand, Sevenoaks TN13 3UH

On selected dates throughout the summer, Sevenoaks Town Council will host concerts at The Vine Bandstand. This performance will be by the Orpington Band. Free entry

29 August – Thursday

NT Encore: The Lehman Trilogy 7 pm

The Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

29 August – Thursday

Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again 8pm

Hever Festival Theatre, Hever Castle, Hever TN8 7NG

Ten years after ‘Mamma Mia!’ you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.

www.heverfestival.co.uk

30 August – 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

30 August – 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

30 August – Friday & 31 August – Saturday

Garden Gin Party  6pm Fri, All day Sat

The Chaser Inn, Stumble Hill, Shipbourne TN11 9PE

Join the end of Summer Garden Gin Party at The Chaser Inn Friday evening and all day Saturday. This family event will have a Gin Bar, live music, cocktails, prosecco & pimms, barbecue & beers. With face painting & games on Saturday. Free entry

www.thechaser.co.uk

30 August – Friday & 31 August – Saturday

Guided Walk: Bat Spotting 7.30pm – 9.15pm

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

Set off on a dusk walk in Knole Park to find the resident bats with an expert ecologist. Warm up with hot chocolate and marshmallows afterwards and put your questions to the bat expert. Tickets £10

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

30 August – Friday

One Night of Elvis 8pm

Hever Festival Theatre, Hever Castle, Hever TN8 7NG

Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of The King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion.

www.heverfestival.co.uk

31 August – 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/

31 August – Saturday

The Great Comp Music Festival – The Dominic Alldis Trio 7.30pm

Great Comp, Platt, Borough Green TN15 8QS

Following in the tradition of the hugely popular Jacques Loussier Trio, Dave Brubeck Quartet and Modern Jazz Quartet, the Trio brings a fresh and contemporary approach to works from classical music and opera. Tickets £23

www.greatcompmusic.org

31 August – Saturday

Emily Baker’s Turquoise Magic Hour 8pm

The Stag Plaza, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Unmissable evening of great, exciting, magic. Seeing is believing. Lots of fun, love and some very special turquoise magic moments to share. Join Emily and experience gasps, laughs and very special magical surprises. Suitable for everyone who believes in magic of the turquoise variety.

www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

 

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