What’s On – July

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.

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Until 28 July – Sunday

Coolings Summer Showcase 9am – 5pm

Coolings, Rushmore Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 7NN

This annual celebration is a great opportunity to see some of the best that has been grown (over 300 plants to be more precise!) in their prime. This spectacular, colour co-ordinated 14,000ft² display is always a beautiful sight and well worth a visit. This year, the exhibition will support the British Heart Foundation in memory of Michael Cooling. Free entry

www.coolings.co.uk

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

18 July – 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

18 July – Thursday

Summer Flower Arranging 10.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 4.30pm

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

Create a flower arrangement for your home, inspired by the grand floral displays that would have adorned Knole’s showrooms for celebrations and dinners in the early 20th century. Tickets £65

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

18 July – 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

18 July – Thursday

Open Garden in aid of Hospice in the Weald 2pm – 4pm

St Clere, Kemsing, Sevenoaks TN15 6NL

This is a wonderful opportunity to view the delightful formal terraces, herbaceous and shrub borders, productive kitchen and herb garden, lawns, rare trees and wonderful views across the fields and lake. The orangery is at the heart of the formal gardens and has recently been restored back to its original design. Tours of the estate grounds will be available throughout the afternoon led by head gardener and estate foreman Martin Platt. Tickets £13 incl tea, cake and tour

www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk/fundraise/open-gardens1

18 July – 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

18 July – Thursday

An evening with Adnams 6pm – 8pm

The White Hart, Tonbridge Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1SG

Showcasing the best of Adnams including a ‘collaboration’ with The Cloudwater Brewing Company, so new it doesn’t have a name yet! Enjoy some free samples and bar nibbles. Free entry

www.brunningandprice.co.uk/whitehart/

18 July – Thursday

French Conversation Club 6pm – 7pm

Chic et tralala, 44 Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3TJ

This French conversation club is lead by French native and qualified personal coach, Laurence Decouttere. Open to everyone, beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. A great opportunity to learn and practice French in a fun, friendly way. Price from £15

www.chicettralala.co.uk

18 July – Thursday

Folking in the Strawberries 2019 6pm – 9pm

Stonepitts Farm, Seal Chart, Sevenoaks TN15 0ER

Stonepitts Farm host a series of memorable nights in the Strawberry Fields. Featuring an amazing selection of some of their favourite local and touring artists and possibly the best strawberries in the world!!

www.stonepitts.com

18 July – Thursday

Classic Cars & Curry 6pm – 10pm

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

Curry & Classic Cars at the Brewery with Shampan Westerham, one of the UK’s premier Indian restaurants voted the 5th best in the country by The Telegraph newspaper.

www.westerhambrewery.co.uk

18 July – Thursday

LGBT Night 7pm – 11pm

The Little Gem, 8 – 10 Bank Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1UW

Enjoy the LBGT night at The Little Gem Lounge Bar with music, rainbow cocktails and shots  from 7pm

01732 460777

19 July – Friday

Improvers’ Modern Calligraphy 10.30am – 1pm

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

Would you like to take your modern calligraphy skills one step further? Tickets £65

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

19 July – 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

19 July – Friday – 21 July – Sunday

Lullingstone Quilt & Craft Festival 11am – 5pm

Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford DA4 0JA

Don’t miss this wonderful celebration of craftsmanship from across Kent, Sussex and Surrey. There will be live demonstrations, over 30 stalls and a host of stunning quilt and patchwork exhibits created by the talented members of The Quilters Guild. There is also the opportunity to meet Claire Weiss for a book signing on the Saturday, a local historian and author of ‘Unravelling The Yarn’, about the life of Zoe Hart Dyke, Lullingstone’s silk farm and much more! Adults £10

www.lullingstonecastle.co.uk

19 July – 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

19 July – Friday

Brush Calligraphy 2pm – 4.30pm

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

Learn the skills you need to produce a personalised piece of colourful calligraphy art. Tickets £65

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

19 July – Friday

Live on the Vine 6pm – 8.30pm

Vine Bandstand, Dartford Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3UH

Live on the Vine returns for 2019 showcasing the talented young people of Sevenoaks and will be opened at 6pm by the Mayor. The event will be closed by the most sought after act Robbie White.

19 July – Friday

Freddie Mercury 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 Gary Goodmaze as Freddie Mercury. 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

19 July – Friday

Richard Digance 7pm

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

Richard Digance is quite simply one of the most entertaining acts you will ever see. With brilliant self-penned comic songs introduced with panache, style and outrageous humour, Richard is an evergreen performer who appeals to all ages, making him still one of Britain’s top comedy and music attractions. Tickets £15

www.stedithfolk.co.uk

20 July – Saturday – 4 August – Sunday

Coolings Celebration of the Chilli 9am – 5pm

Coolings, Rushmore Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 7NN

Coolings are spicing things as they celebrate growing the hottest Chilli in the world! View the prized specimen, peruse all the Chilli varieties in the glasshouse and enjoy some ‘hot’ flavours on the menu in Arthurs. Enjoy a wander and soak up the atmosphere! Free entry

www.coolings.co.uk

20 July – Saturday

Dementia Friendly Cinema 10.30am

Rivermere Care Home, 64 – 70 Westerham Road, Chipstead TN13 2PZ

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

Steph – 01732 748400

20 July – Saturday

Papercut stag with Miss Papercut 10.30am – 3.30pm

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

Inspired by Knole’s parkland and beautiful deer herd, learn the skills you need to produce an intricate stag papercut. Tickets £50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

20 July – 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

20 July – Saturday & 21 July – Sunday

National Garden Scheme Open Day 11am – 5.30pm

142 Cramptons Road, Sevenoaks TN14 5DZ

This private garden is proud to be opening 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 £3.50

www.ngs.org.uk

20 July – Saturday & 21 July – Sunday

Jousting Events 1pm

Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG

The Knights of Royal England will be entertaining the crowds with exhilarating displays of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with a Royal Box. Tickets from £8.90

www.hevercastle.co.uk

20 July – Saturday

Penshurst Place Summer BBQ Evening 6pm – 8pm

Penshurst Place, Penshurst TN11 8DG

A fantastic evening of delicious flame-grilled food, summer drinks, and a guided tour of the  11 acres of formal gardens. Summer evenings are a truly beautiful time to see the gardens of Penshurst Place and in this special evening event, you will be one of few people to see them as the sun settles over the walls of the historic grounds. Ticket includes BBQ meal, welcome drink and guided tour, £18

www.penshurstplace.com

20 July – Saturday

Tina Turner Tribute in aid of NSPCC 7.30pm

Westerham

Tickets £30 which includes a voluntary donation of £10 to help raise funds for the NSPCC. Includes hog roast and BBQ. Cash Bar and Raffle. To apply for tickets email

info@visitwesterham.org.uk

20 July – Saturday

Changeling Theatre – ‘Nell Gwynn’ 7.30pm

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks TN15 0RR

The smash hit musical comedy charts the rise of an unlikely heroine. Premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2015 and nominated for five awards, winning a 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Tickets from £12, early-bird tickets available

www.riverhillgardens.co.uk

20 July – Saturday

The Great Comp Music Festival – Timothy Ridout and Frank Dupree 8pm

Great Comp, Platt, Borough Green TN15 8QS

Two outstanding young artists, Timothy Ridout (viola) and Frank Dupree (piano), perform an all-English programme, including works by York Bowen, who has been called the ‘English Rachmaninov’. Tickets £23

www.greatcompmusic.org

20 July – Saturday

Mumma T & The OG’s 8.30pm

The Chequers, 73 High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1LD

Shake your money maker to some top Motown, Stax and smooooooth Sixties Soul classics. If you’re ready to get some satisfaction Mama T is gonna take you there … mm mmm. Free entry

www.chequerssevenoaks.co.uk

21 July – Sunday

Summer Sunday Events 10.30am – 6pm

Penshurst Place, Penshurst TN11 8DG

Settle into summer with the whole family in these wonderful Summer Sunday events! With garden pantomimes to laugh out loud at, crafts to create, and falconry to be fascinated by, you’ll be sure to have a fantastic day! Admission applies

www.penshurstplace.com

21 July – Sunday

The Great Comp Music Festival – The Romantic Period 11am – 3.30pm

Great Comp, Platt, Borough Green TN15 8QS

Music and the arts between c1789 and 1848: Peter Medhurst explores six principal themes that shaped and hallmarked the Romantic period in the arts. With Maciek O’Shea (bass-baritone), Linda Howarth (flute) and Jeremy Limb (piano). Tickets £26

www.greatcompmusic.org

21 July – 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

22 July – 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

22 July – Monday

Flower Arranging Workshop 3pm

Polhill Garden Centre,

Learn how to organise and arrange flowers in a vase. The flower arranging expert will spend 3 hours teaching you top tips – enabling you to leave feeling like an expert too! After completion, you are then able to take your masterpiece home and show off your new skills to friends and family! Tickets £55

www.polhill.co.uk

22 July – Monday

Basketball with Sevenoaks Suns 5pm – 6pm

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

Sevenoaks Suns, our local premier level basketball club, invite all 11-14 year olds to a term time Monday evening basketball camp. Per session £2

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

23 July – 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

23 July – 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

23 July – 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

23 July – Tuesday

French Conversation Club 6pm – 7pm & 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Chic et tralala, 44 Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3TJ

This French conversation club is lead by French native and qualified personal coach, Laurence Decouttere. Open to everyone, beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. A great opportunity to learn and practice French in a fun, friendly way. Price from £15

www.chicettralala.co.uk

23 July – Tuesday

Kick Kent 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Recreation Ground, off London Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks TN13 2UR

Fun football games, football challenges mini matches, UEFA & FA coaches. Ages 9-14 & 15-19 yrs. Free entry

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

24 July – 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

24 July – Wednesday

Forget-Me-Not Cafe 10.30am – 12pm

Rivermere Care Home, 64 – 70 Westerham Road, Chipstead TN13 2PZ

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 July – Wednesday – 28 July – Sunday

Dragon Eggs 11am – 4pm

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks TN15 0RR

Summer holiday fun creating dragons eggs. Admission applies

www.riverhillgardens.co.uk

24 July – Wednesday – 30 August – Friday

Knights and Princesses School 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG

Throughout the summer holidays your little ones can experience what it was like to grow up and serve in a royal household in medieval times at Knights & Princesses School. Suitable for ages 7-14yrs. Admission applies

www.hevercastle.co.uk

24 July – Wednesday

Wildlife Holiday Fun 2pm – 4pm

Bough Beech Nature Reserve, Winkhurst Green, Ide Hill TN14 6LD

Get dipping in the beautiful wildlife pond, then fun and craft activities, guided by friendly staff and volunteers. Donations welcomed to cover the cost of the event £4 per child.

www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk

24 July – 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

24 July – 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

 

24 July – Wednesday

Statue of Zhenwu Talk 6.30pm

Chiddingstone Castle, Chiddingstone, TN8 7AD

From July 21st until October 30th, a ceramic statue of the Chinese deity Zhenwu from the Horniman Museum and Gardens will be on display at Chiddingstone Castle. Xiaoxin Li, the China Curator at the V&A Museum will be giving an evening talk about this fascinating object, titled God of the North: Figure of a Taoist Deity. Tickets £10

www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

24 July – Wednesday

Easy Netball 7pm – 8pm

Recreation Ground, off London Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks TN13 2UR

Join the weekly netball group that is now established in Dunton Green. A fun environment to hone those netballing skills or just to have a laugh with friends! Every Wednesday. Per session £2

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

24 July – 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 July – Wednesday

Lost Voice Guy Live! 8pm

Hever Festival Theatre, Hever Castle, Hever TN8 7NG

Winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner, Royal Variety Performance 2018 Performer, and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy), may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless. Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid and made his first stand-up appearance in February 2012, he has since performed in some of the UK’s most popular comedy venues. Tickets from £19

www.heverfestival.co.uk

25 July – 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

25 July – 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

25 July – Thursday – 1 September – Sunday

Summer Holiday Family Fun 10am – 5pm

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

Discover the trail around the garden and join the themed Thursdays including 50 things, Victorian family fun, teddy bear’s picnic and games. Free event, Thursday trails £2, admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

25 July – 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

25 July – Thursday

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show 2.30pm

Hever Festival Theatre, Hever Castle, Hever TN8 7NG

Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee that celebrate its 30th birthday in 2019, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter. Featuring a menagerie of 21 loveable puppets, the show tells the tale of an elephant that stands out, but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics. Tickets from £15

www.heverfestival.co.uk

25 July – Thursday

French Conversation Club 6pm – 7pm

Chic et tralala, 44 Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3TJ

This French conversation club is lead by French native and qualified personal coach, Laurence Decouttere. Open to everyone, beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. A great opportunity to learn and practice French in a fun, friendly way. Price from £15

www.chicettralala.co.uk

25 July – Thursday

Folking in the Strawberries 2019 6pm – 9pm

Stonepitts Farm, Seal Chart, Sevenoaks TN15 0ER

Stonepitts Farm host a series of memorable nights in the Strawberry Fields. Featuring an amazing selection of some of their favourite local and touring artists and possibly the best strawberries in the world!!

www.stonepitts.com

25 July – Thursday

School’s Out Party Event! 7pm – 11pm

The Little Gem, 8 – 10 Bank Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1UW

School’s Out fancy dress night at The Little Gem Lounge Bar. Enjoy the themed cocktails, nibbles, music and decor. The evening’s best dressed will win a free drink of their choice

01732 460777

25 July – Thursday

NT Live: 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. Tickets £18.50

www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

25 July – Thursday

Sus4Sessions Live Music Showcase 7pm – 10.30pm

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

Featuring the finest of local musical talent, 3 different acts, 5 tracks each with breaks between each set to grab a drink. Street food will also be available. Tickets from £12

www.westerhambrewery.co.uk

25 July – Thursday

Family Bat Walk 8pm – 10pm

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

Learn all about the species of bats living at Ightham Mote on this evening walk, and keep a sharp eye out to spot them. Tickets including a drink from £5

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

26 July – 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

26 July – 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

26 July – Friday

Lunch Club – Age UK 11.30am – 1.30pm

Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue, London Road, Westerham TN16 1BG

This lunch club by Age UK, runs every month except August and December. Go along and enjoy a lovely two course lunch with tea or coffee. It’s also a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and new! Raffle and quiz included, cost £5

01959 561302

26 July – 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

26 July – Friday

Quiz Night 7pm – 10pm

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

Eat, drink & tease your brain! Teams of 6-8, smaller groups or individuals welcome and will be teamed up! Includes a one course meal and donation to the Captain’s charity, Beams. Tickets £12

www.nizelsgolfandcountryclub.com

26 July – Friday

1940’s Society Meeting 8pm

Otford Village Memorial Hall, Otford TN14 5PQ

British Women War Artists in World War Two by Carol Harris. This talk will look at how the British war artists scheme worked; the artists – especially, but not exclusively the women; tensions between the committee, the artists and chiefs of staff, and the impact on the artists themselves. Entry £3

www.1940.co.uk

26 July – Friday

Michael 8pm

Hever Festival Theatre, Hever Castle, Hever TN8 7NG

Michael is a jaw-dropping magical tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. This award-winning production features an incredible live band, stunning costumes and dance routines. The show promises to create the most authentic, lively and powerful re-creation of the iconic superstar you will ever experience. Tickets from £19

www.heverfestival.co.uk

27 July – 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

27 July – 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/

27 July – Saturday & 28 July – Sunday

Once Upon a Castle 10.30am

Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG

New for summer 2019 is Once Upon a Castle. Help to locate a new shield for Flame the Dragon and the Princess’ missing cat. Admission applies

www.hevercastle.co.uk

27 July – Saturday & 28 July – Sunday

Jousting Events 1pm

Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG

The Knights of Royal England will be entertaining the crowds with exhilarating displays of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with a Royal Box. Tickets from £8.90

www.hevercastle.co.uk

27 July – Saturday

Lee Mead – My Story 8pm

Hever Festival Theatre, Hever Castle, Hever TN8 7NG

Selected from thousands of performers, Lee Mead was thrust into the spotlight in 2007 to play the iconic role of ‘Joseph’ in the West End, an incredible run that had to be extended to satisfy public demand. From there the star’s career has been a never-ending rollercoaster of differing engagements from stage to screen. Tickets from £19

www.heverfestival.co.uk

27 July – Saturday

The Great Comp Music Festival – Roger Owens (piano) 8pm

Great Comp, Platt, Borough Green TN15 8QS

For several years Roger Owens has delighted Great Comp audiences with his engaging recitals. For this season’s concert he performs a wide-ranging programme of classics from the early 18th to the late 19th century. Tickets £21

www.greatcompmusic.org

27 July – Saturday

Vinyl Reggae 9pm – 11.30pm

The Rifleman, 30 Camden Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3LZ

Join in with a night of the finest old school reggae classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s all played on original vinyl. Free entry

www.riflemansevenoaks.co.uk

28 July – Sunday

Faithworks Family Fun 10am – 11.30am

Dunton Green Pavilion, London Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks TN13 2UR

A morning of fun, puzzles, games, activities and craft for all the family from the youngest to the oldest! Brunch with bacon sandwiches, toasties, scones, drinks and more. 2nd & 4th Sunday in the month

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

28 July – Sunday

Summer Sunday Events 10.30am – 6pm

Penshurst Place, Penshurst TN11 8DG

Settle into summer with the whole family in these wonderful Summer Sunday events! With garden pantomimes to laugh out loud at, crafts to create, and falconry to be fascinated by, you’ll be sure to have a fantastic day! Admission applies

www.penshurstplace.com

28 July – Sunday

Hearts and Craft Fayre 1pm

The Stanhope Arms, Church Road, Brasted TN16 1HZ

The perfect place to buy beautiful and original hand made things, from jewellery to soft toys, photo frames to cosmetics and pictures to decorations. Free entry

www.the-stanhope-arms.co.uk

28 July – Sunday

The Handlebards -‘Much Ado About Nothing’ 5pm

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks TN15 0RR

Join the four-strong, all-male troupe for a riotous bicycle-powered production, filled with drunkenness, frivolity and cross-dressing a plenty. Tickets from £10, early-bird tickets available

www.riverhillgardens.co.uk

28 July – 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

28 July – Sunday

HMS Pinafore 8pm

Hever Festival Theatre, Hever Castle, Hever TN8 7NG

The ʻMasters of Gilbert and Sullivanʼ Charles Court Opera will be touring a fresh and inventive take on HMS Pinafore, following a month-long London run. The earliest enduring success of Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous collaboration and a firm favourite with modern-day audiences, HMS Pinafore contains some of Sullivan’s sunniest music. Tickets from £23

www.heverfestival.co.uk

29 July – Monday

Coolings Summer Flower Exhibition – The Big Sell Off! 9am – 1pm

Coolings, Rushmore Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 7NN

Your chance to buy some of the wonderful homegrown plants on show in this year’s exhibition. Get there early! It’s a popular day and stock never lasts long! Free entry

www.coolings.co.uk

29 July – Monday

Summer Family Fun Day 10am – 2pm

Recreation Ground, off London Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks TN13 2UR

The first of Sevenoaks District Council’s four weeks of free family fun across the district. Dunton Green launches the fun!! More details to follow nearer the time!

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

29 July – Monday

Family Monday: Archaeology 11am – 3pm

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

Celebrate archaeology week by seeing some of the artefacts found by Knole’s archaeology volunteers, make a ‘fossil’ to take home, and design a paper mosaic. Most suited to ages 5-11. Tickets £2

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

29 July – 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

30 July – 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

30 July – 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

30 July – 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

30 July – Tuesday

French Conversation Club 6pm – 7pm & 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Chic et tralala, 44 Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3TJ

This French conversation club is lead by French native and qualified personal coach, Laurence Decouttere. Open to everyone, beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. A great opportunity to learn and practice French in a fun, friendly way. Price from £15

www.chicettralala.co.uk

30 July – Tuesday

Kick Kent 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Recreation Ground, off London Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks TN13 2UR

Fun football games, football challenges mini matches, UEFA & FA coaches. Ages 9-14 & 15-19 yrs. Free entry

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

30 July – Tuesday

Free Defib & CPR Training 7pm – 8pm

Sevenoaks Fire Station, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 2HY

Sevenoaks Fire Station are holding free defib & cpr training. Please call for details

01622 692121

31 July – Wednesday

Summer Holiday Club: Survival Adventure 9am – 4pm

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AR

Start off the summer holidays with a day of mini adventures in the great outdoors! Take on the bushcraft challenge – build a shelter, make a fire, find a water source, learn to identify edible plants, could you survive without all the trappings of modern life? Children age 6-11 years. Tickets £35

www.boreplace.org

31 July – 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

31 July – Wednesday – 4 August – Sunday

Potion Making 11am – 4pm

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks TN15 0RR

Summer holiday fun making potions. Admission applies

www.riverhillgardens.co.uk

31 July – Wednesday

Summer Play Dates 2pm – 5pm

Greatness Recreation Ground, Sevenoaks TN14 5BX

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

31 July – 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

31 July – Wednesday

Greensand Ridge Distillery Evening 6pm – 8pm

The White Hart, Tonbridge Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1SG

Enjoy a talk from local gin distillery, Greensand Ridge, who will also be giving out samples of their fantastic range. This is a free event but limited spaces which need to be reserved in advance.

www.brunningandprice.co.uk/whitehart/

31 July – Wednesday

RSC Live: Measure for Measure 7pm

The Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production. Tickets £17

www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk

31 July – Wednesday

Easy Netball 7pm – 8pm

Recreation Ground, off London Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks TN13 2UR

Join the weekly netball group that is now established in Dunton Green. A fun environment to hone those netballing skills or just to have a laugh with friends! Every Wednesday. Per session £2

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

31 July – Wednesday

Buzz Trivia Quiz 7.30pm

The Little Gem, 8 – 10 Bank Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1UW

The Buzz Trivia Quiz, no limit on team numbers, cash prize on the night, treasure chest jackpot and bonus prizes. Book a table now. Tickets £2

01732 460777

31 July – 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

 

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