What’s On – November

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 5 January – Sunday

Christmas Market 10am – 4pm

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham TN16 1PS

The Chartwell Christmas market returns this November! Take a look through a wide range of local gifts from crafts, art and accessories to food and drink, all from undercover stalls. Free event 


28 November – Thursday – 30 November – Saturday

Kemsing Players Present: Arsenic and Old Lace 8pm

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

Kemsing Players next production will be the classic farce, Arsenic and Old Lace, written by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Steve Hughes. Book your seats now for this great black comedy which will have you laughing throughout the evening. Ticket £10


29 November – Friday – 1 December – Sunday

Keep it Local Craft Fair 10am – 4pm

Coolings, Rushmore Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 7NN

Showcasing their exquisite gifts and treats all hand-made in the South East of England…and at such reasonable prices! Free entry


29 November – Friday

Christmas Lights Switch-On 5.30pm onwards

Sevenoaks High Street

Sevenoaks Hight street will close at 5.30pm for an evening of entertainment culminating with the Christmas lights switch on by the Mayor at 7.30pm. Entertainment on stage from 6pm includes the Panto cast and gospel choir, Dance-Worx dance group, Amherst School Choir, MyCool Choir, singer Robbie White, Elsa and Olaf. Father Christmas will be in his grotto at Specsavers and there will fairground rides, stalls, food, drink, gift stalls and characters around the the town.



29 November – Friday

Martina Cole Book Signing & Late Night Opening 5.30pm – 8pm

Sevenoaks Bookshop, 147 High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1XJ

Toast the start of the festive season on the evening of Sevenoaks’ Christmas Lights Switch On. Have some mulled wine and mince pies, browse the brilliant books, pick up a copy of the list of recommended Books for Christmas to help you choose that perfect present. From 5.30 to 6pm, Martina Cole will be signing copies of her latest thriller, No Mercy. (Due to limited time Martina will only be able to sign books bought on the evening from Sevenoaks Bookshop.)

29 November – 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


29 November – Friday

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


29 November – Friday

Music at The Miners’ Arms 8pm – 10.30pm

22 London Rd, Dunton Green TN13 2UF

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


29 November – Friday

1940’s Society Meeting 8pm

Otford Village Memorial Hall, Otford TN14 5PQ

‘Over-paid, over-sexed and over-here’. The American Invasion of Britain 1942-1945 by Alan Williams. 1942 – 1945 American service personnel flooded into Britain, Alan will explore this ‘invasion’ and its impact on Britain and show the 1943 War Office film ‘A Welcome to Britain’ which explained how strange life in Britain was. Prepare to be amused and perhaps shocked in equal measure. Entry £3


30 November – Saturday & 1 December – Sunday

Deer keeping: Winter feed 9.30 am – 10.30am

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

Join Park and Deer Keeper, Dom Andrews, on a winter morning feeding session for Knole’s deer herd. Tickets £10


30 November – Saturday & 1 December – Sunday

Christmas Storytelling Weekend 9.30am, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham TN16 1PS

Enjoy story time with Mrs Everest, Winston Churchill’s nanny, this Christmas. See the tale of the Gingerbread Man come to life and enjoy arts and crafts activities. Free event, admission applies


30 November – 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


30 November – 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.



30 November – Saturday 

Willow Christmas Decorations Workshop 10am – 2pm, 3pm – 7pm

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AR

Ditch the plastic mass-produced Christmas decorations – and make your own angels, stars or Christmas trees and a wreath.


30 November – Saturday & 1 December – Sunday

Christmas Mini-Market and Opening Weekend 10am – 4pm

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

Visit Ightham Mote this weekend as they unveil the house dressed for Christmas and host our annual Christmas mini-market. Father Christmas is visiting from 11am – 2.30pm and will be handing out gifts to children. Admission applies, free event 


30 November – Saturday – 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


30 November – Saturday – 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 


30 November – Saturday 

Christmas Wreath Papercut with Miss Papercut 10.30 am – 3.30pm

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

Produce a papercut of a beautiful winter woodland wreath design, and personalise it with your name or a Christmas message. Tickets £50


30 November – Saturday & 1 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


30 November – 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


30 November – Saturday

Introduction to Tabletop Games 2pm – 4.30pm

Grumpy Pony, 48 Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3TL 

The perfect event for those looking to get started in building, painting and playing with their miniatures. In these sessions you will be able build and paint a model and then play a game. Perfect for anyone looking to get into table top games or introduce friends.


30 November – Saturday

Christmas Fair 2pm

Gloucester House Care Home, Lansdowne Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3XU

Gloucester House Care Home will host their Christmas Fair featuring a grand raffle,  tombolas, cake & produce stalls, bric-a-brac, books, refreshments and more!


30 November – Saturday

Movie Night – A Concert of Original Film Music 7.30pm – 9pm

Methodist Church, 6 The Drive, Sevenoaks TN13 3AE

A concert of original film music including The Magnificent Seven, Limelight, The Mission, Kiki’s Delivery Service, 1941, Jurassic Park & more. All profit to the Silas Pullen Fund, The Brain Tumour Charity. Tickets £8 adults, £1 under 18s available on the door



30 November – Saturday

Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society Concert 7.30pm 

St Nicholas Church, Rectory Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1JA

Celebrating Christmas with Handel’s Messiah. Conductor: Robyn Sevastos. 


30 November – Saturday

Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream 8pm

The Stag Plaza, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Celebrating the incredible music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream – Voodoo Room are a stunning high energy ‘Power Trio’ featuring some of the U.K’s finest musicians whose credits include: Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder, Lulu etc. No wigs, no pantomime – Just great music played by great musicians!


* 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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