Saturday, December 14th, 2019

What’s On – December

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 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

Until 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

Until 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

 

13 December – Friday

Night Golf 6pm – 9pm

Nizels Golf & Country Club, Nizels Lane, Hildenborough TN11 8NU

An exciting and different evening on the golf course! See if you can navigate the Nizels night time course! Food and drink available afterwards and throughout! Members and visitors welcome… Tickets £20

www.nizelsgolfandcountryclub.com

 

13 December – Friday

Party Night 7pm

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

Party Night at the 7 Hotel Diner. Eat, drink and sing-a-long to your hearts content and let the Diner Team take care of the rest! Pre-booking necessary. 3 course set meal £29.95pp

www.7hoteldiner.co.uk

13 December – Friday & 20 December – Friday

Carols in the Courtyard 7pm – 8.30pm

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

Enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine on arrival, then sing along with the choir in the outdoor medieval courtyard. Tickets £9.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

13 December – Friday

Gong Bath Meditation 7.30pm – 9pm

Platt Memorial Hall, St Mary’s Platt, Sevenoaks TN15 8FH

Gong bath meditation is a wonderful opportunity to unwind and de-stress and doesn’t require you to do anything other than to get comfy and lay down with your eyes closed, whilst the therapeutic effects of the vast array of sounds wash over you. Tickets £20

Dawn – 07554 069191

 

13 December – Friday & 14 December – Saturday

Deck the Hall – Kemsing Singers 7.30pm

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

A joyful caper through an Elizabethan Christmas with Chris Pottle as Lord of Misrule

In aid of St Mary’s Church Kemsing for the new church hall. Tickets £10, U18 £5

www.kemsingsingers.com / 01959 523752

 

14 December – Saturday

Vintage & Gift fair 10am – 3pm

The Stag Plaza, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Fabulous locally-produced arts and crafts, unique vintage items and unusual gifts. Free entry

www.eventissima.co.uk


14 December – 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

 

14 December – Saturday

Christmas Artisan Chocolate Making 10am – 4pm

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AR

Spend a day making chocolates to give to friends and family for Christmas (or to keep all for yourself…)

www.boreplace.org

 

14 December – Saturday

Santa in Space Christmas Concerts & Workshops 12.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm & 4pm

Pamoja Hall, The Space, Sevenoaks School, High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1HU

Inspire your children with music at the Kidenza Christmas Concerts & Workshops! There will be two fun and engaging professional classical concerts for families plus percussion workshops with regular Kidenza percussionist Alex Neal. Children from the workshop will take part in the first part of the concert! In the concerts ‘Santa in Space’, it is Christmas Eve and Santa has set off with his sleigh full of presents. All is going well until a ‘SantaNav’ malfunction sends Santa up into space! Featuring music from ‘Star Wars’ and Santa himself this concert is sure to put you in a Christmassy mood!
www.tickettailor.com/events/kidenzacic

 

14 December – Saturday & 15 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

14 December – 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

 

14 December – Saturday

Cantate Choir – Christmas Oratorio 7.30pm

St Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Tonbridge

Cantate are joined by their sister ensemble Vivace! to perform the first half of Bach’s great setting of the Christmas story. The first three Cantatas take you from the announcement and birth of the Christ-child, to the shepherds going to Bethlehem to visit the stable. Masterful story-telling and joyous choral music make this a wonderful way to start the Christmas season. Tickets £15, £7.50 (U18)

www.cantate-choir.info

 

14 December – Saturday

Best of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Evening & Dinner 7pm

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

Natalie with her saxophone has talent, professionalism and a bubbly personality, with a wide repertoire of songs from the 60’s to present day. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £40

www.giacomos.uk.com

14 December – Saturday

Carols in the Courtyard with Supper 7pm – 10.30pm

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

Enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine on arrival, then sing along with the choir in the outdoor medieval courtyard. Followed by a two course supper in the Mote Café. Tickets £37.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

15 December – Sunday

Baby Broadway Family Concert 11am

The Stag Plaza, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Sing and dance along to songs from popular musicals and films such as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Frozen and many more. West End singers perform the songs plus there are interactive elements such as bubbles, a puppet, actions and plenty to sing and dance along to – join in as much or as little as you like! Open to all ages from newborns to school age to grandparents, concert lasts approximately 45 minutes, doors open 15 minutes before start time. 

www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

15 December – Sunday

Roasts & Rambles: Carveries & Tours 12.30pm – 3pm

Penshurst Place, Penshurst TN11 8DG

Enjoy a delicious Sunday Carvery and have the opportunity to see and learn about the House and Gardens of Penshurst Place whilst they are closed to the public, in a special selection of talks and dining experiences. For full details visit:

www.penshurstplace.com 

 

15 December – Sunday

Over 55’s Social Club 2pm – 4pm

Dunton Green Pavilion, Recreation Ground, London Road, Dunton Green TN13 2UR

A monthly social gathering – meet up with friends and neighbours, play a few games, have a chat, enjoy the bingo! Entry includes tea and cake 50p 

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

 

15 December – Sunday

Christmas Concert 6.30pm – 8pm

Methodist Church, 6 The Drive Sevenoaks TN13 3AE

The annual celebration of Christmas 

www.stband.co.uk

16 December – 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

16 December – 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

16 December – Monday

Wreath Making Workshop & Afternoon Tea 4pm

Polhill Garden Centre, Polhill Garden Centre, London Road, Badgers Mount, Sevenoaks TN14 7AD

What better way to get in the festive spirit than with a Wreath Making Workshop. An expert  will be leading the Workshop giving insightful knowledge and tricks on how to design and make your very own Wreath. With a fun and relaxing atmosphere this is bound to be a workshop you enjoy! That’s not all as afternoon tea will be ready during the session’s mini break. Tickets £50

www.polhill.co.uk

17 December – 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

17 December – Tuesday

The Colin Peters Set 7.30pm

The Three Horseshoes, The Pound, Harrow Road, Knockholt TN14 7LD

An evening of cool jazz with Jacci Norris on vocals, Colin Peters on piano, Phil Brown on sax, Neil Pearson on bass and John Willis on drums. Free entry, hat collection for the band.

www.3shoesknockholt.co.uk

18 December – 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

18 December – Wednesday & 19 December – Thursday

Meet the Maker 7pm – 10pm

Westerham Brewery Tap Room & Shop, Beggars Lane, Westerham TN16 1QP

Taste the beer and meet the Brewery Team who make it. The evening includes a talk / tour at 8pm about the history of the brewery and how the beers are made. You could be one of the first to try some of their newest brews. Tickets from £10

www.westerhambrewery.co.uk

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

19 December – 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

19 December – 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

19 December – 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

20 December – 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

20 December – 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. 3 course set meal £29.95pp

www.7hoteldiner.co.uk

20 December – Friday

Carols in the Courtyard 7pm – 8.30pm

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

Enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine on arrival, then sing along with the choir in the outdoor medieval courtyard. Tickets £9.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

20 December – Friday

Best of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Evening & Dinner 7pm

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

Natalie with her saxophone has talent, professionalism and a bubbly personality, with a wide repertoire of songs from the 60’s to present day. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £40

www.giacomos.uk.com

20 December – Friday

The Albion Christmas Band 7pm

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

The Albion Christmas Band is a perfect blend of Christmas and winter songs – a mixture of traditional carols in lively arrangements and songs which are just on a wintry theme – blended with evocative or humorous readings and perhaps even a little solo Morris dancing from Simon Care. Described in the Guardian as “the perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas”, this is a show you must not miss! Tickets £24

www.stedithfolk.co.uk

 

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

21 December – Saturday

Craft Group (Adults) 10.30am – 3.30pm

Age UK Centre, Hollybush Court, Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3UL

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.com 

21 December – 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

21 December – Saturday

Best of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Evening & Dinner 7pm

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

Natalie with her saxophone has talent, professionalism and a bubbly personality, with a wide repertoire of songs from the 60’s to present day. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £40

www.giacomos.uk.com

 

 

26 December – Thursday

Boxing Day Brunch & Trek 10.30am – 1.30pm

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

Enjoy a full English Breakfast in the Mote Café followed by a Boxing Day walk. Tickets £21.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

26 December – Thursday 

Boxing Day Guided Walk 2pm – 3pm

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

Walk off your Christmas dinner with a guided walk of Knole Park on Boxing Day. Suggested donation £2

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

27 December – Friday – 1 January – Wednesday 

Hever Castle Winter Walks

Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG

Wrap up warm and blow away the cobwebs, walk off the Christmas pudding and enjoy winter walks in the stunning Hever Castle gardens. Admission applies

www.hevercastle.co.uk

27 December – Friday – 29 December – Sunday

A Critters’ Christmas 11am, 1pm & 3pm

The Stag Plaza, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

A festive treat for the family, A Critters’ Christmas will transport your little ones to a world of puppets, magic and mystery. The Stag Youth Theatre bring their energy and creativity to the Stag Plaza this Christmas season. Suitable for ages 2+. 

www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

27 December – Friday

Jazz at The Miners’ Arms 8pm – 10.30pm

22 London Rd, Dunton Green TN13 2UF

An evening of music from a great line up of musicians including Jacci Norris on vocals, Simon Goodwin on guitar and David Silk bass. Free entry.

theminersarms.net

28 December – Saturday

Dementia Friendly Cinema 10.30am

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

Enjoy dementia friendly cinema mornings with different films each session, in a small, comfortable environment. Light refreshments provided, Call for film information. Booking essential

Amelia – 01732 747700

28 December – 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

 

 

31 December – Tuesday

New Year’s Eve Party 7pm – Late

The White Hart, Tonbridge Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1SG

Celebrate the New Year in style at the White Hart’s 2019 New Year’s Eve party. Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival, canapes throughout the night, then dance the night away with the help of the resident dj. Tickets £30

www.brunningandprice.co.uk/whitehart/

 

31 December – Tuesday

New Year’s Eve 7pm – 1am

Nizels Golf & Country Club, Nizels Lane, Hildenborough TN11 8NU

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style! Enjoy bubbles on arrival, a four course dinner and then dance the night away until the early hours. Tickets £65

www.nizelsgolfandcountryclub.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.

 

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