Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

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.

1st August 

Open Air Jazz Night – 6-11pm

 Reuthes Lost Gardens Sevenoaks

Enjoy a joyfully jazzy night of live music, in the spectacular surroundings of Reuthes Lost Gardens Sevenoaks. Major To Minor will take music lovers on a roller coaster ride from the 1920’s and 1930’s, all the way to the nineties and naughties.

The beautiful terrace at Reuthes is the perfect spot for music, and the band, fronted by singer Jamie Alexander Wilson, will also feature Sam Hall on keys, Peter Ashwell on drums, Ollie Copeland on double bass, and Jonny Vaux on saxophone. The musical journey will begin with jazz standards from George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, and swing through the sixties and seventies with hits from Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin, before landing in the nineties and naughties, with music from Amy Winehouse and Oasis.

Cabaret seating will allow you to book a table for family and friends, and the bar will be open to help the evening go with a swing.

As the sun goes down, the terrace at Reuthes will come alive with the saxy sounds of Major To Minor, but if the British summer lets us down, seating will be available undercover in Reuthes large stretch tent and gazebos.

Entry will be from 6pm, and music begins at 7pm. Last orders will be at 10.15pm and the gates will close at 11pm.

Tickets are priced £22.50 and seating is limited, so book your table now on the open air terrace, and settle in for a magical evening of jazz at Reuthes!

To book visit https://reuthes.com/products/jazz-at-the-lost-gardens



















Thursdays – 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August

Sundays – 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August 

Music on the Bandstand – Ian Fox  – 3PM – 5:30 PM

The Vine Bandstand and Garden






19th August

Martin Gayford – Spring Cannot be Cancelled; David Hockney in Normandy

 7PM – 8PM

Chiddingstone Castle

Art critic Martin Gayford presents an illustrated talk based on Hockney’s latest paintings (currently exhibiting at the Royal Academy) and a wealth of new conversations and correspondence with Hockney, his long-time friend and collaborator.

Book online


20th August 

Bingo Evening – 7 for 7.30 p.m.

Sevenoaks Indoor Bowls Club, Hollybush Close, TN13 3UX

Entry £6 to include supper of jacket potato and fillings
16 games of Bingo
Non-Members welcome.
Ring the Club on 01732 451889reserve your place.


21st and 22nd August 

The Food Fest 

Bradbourne House East and West Malling 

August 22nd 
Sunday Carvery – from 12:30pm 
Sevenoaks Indoor Bowls Club, Hollybush Close, TN13 3UX
Three courses plus coffee and mints
£18 non members welcome
Ring the Club on 01732 451889 to reserve your place



August 22nd

FNW Fight Series – show 1 at 12:30pm and show 2 at 16:15pm

Knole Academy 























22nd August

Family Theatre at the Orangery – Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland – 2:30 PM

Chiddingstone Castle

Family Theatre at the Orangery - Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

How mad are the Mad Hatter and the Hare? Is the Dormouse crackers? What does the Dodo do? Where is the White Rabbit going? Ideally suited to aged 4 and above group (though adults have fallen under its spell, despite their best efforts to look grownup!). Audiences are introduced to (or re-acquainted with) many of the extraordinary characters that our eponymous heroine encounters during her wanderings in Wonderland.


22nd August

Family Theatre at the Orangery – Into The Breach – 6 PM

Chiddingstone Castle

Family Theatre at the Orangery - Into The Breach

A wonderful comedy written and performed by Mark Carey. It’s “Dad’s Army meets The Vicar of Dibley!” George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life so he decides to join the village Drama Club hoping to play the panto dame. What happens next turns his world upside down and instead he finds himself taking on the role of Henry 5th!

Book online


24th August

Mama C – 1pm

Live on the Vine


25th August 

Jazz Night

Live at Branded 


26th August

Music on the Bandstand – Soul Train Choir – 6PM – 8PM

The Vine Bandstand and Garden

Music on the Bandstand - Soul Train Choir
27th August 
Indagroove – 7pm
Live at the Oak 
27th August 
Meet Paddington 
Bligh’s Meadow 
29th August
Japan Festival – 11AM – 5PM
Japan Festival

A celebration of Japanese culture and the fascinating art collection at Chiddingstone Castle. The day will be packed with activities, demonstrations, and performances including traditional music, dance, martial arts, calligraphy, stalls, talks, and displays. A great day out for all the family and a chance to experience Japanese arts and traditions. Refreshments available. The Japan Festival is supported by a grant from The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. All day tickets: Adults £10. Child £5.

Book online


29th August

Music on the Bandstand – Mainly Sax- 3PM – 5:30PM

The Vine Bandstand and Garden


29th August 

Live on the Vine – Silly Billy’s Sunday Funday – 5pm


30th August 

Magical Musicals starring Keith Jack, Nikki Bentley and Alice Ellen Wright 

Live on the Vine – 3pm


29th August 

Blues on Bank Street – 12pm-2pm

Live at the Anchor


31st August 

Soul night with Vanessa Haynes – 7pm

Live at Ephesus 


29th August 

Lunchtime Jazz – 2pm -4pm

Live at the Hive


29th August 

Musical Rides on the Vintage Bus – 11am – 7pm

Live on the Bus 


If you have any events or shows you would like considered for this section, send them to: steph881@hotmail.com