Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

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.


1 November – Friday & 2 November – Saturday

Outlet Sale Hospice in the Weald 10am – 4pm

Hospice in the Weald Sevenoaks Warehouse, 3 Lime Tree Walk, Sevenoaks TN13 1YH

Clothes, books, dvds, games, jigsaws everything is £2 or less. Yes, EVERYTHING! Visit on the first Friday and Saturday of every month. Check the website for more information

www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk/fundraise/event/2-outlet-sale1

1 November – Friday

Vintage Fair, Le Brocante French Style Market 10am – 5pm

Kings Arms Hotel, Market Square, Westerham TN16 1AN

Carefully selected stall holders selling genuinely antique, vintage and retro items, ensures this will be a unique market experience. Featuring furniture, collectables, clothes, jewellery, kitchenalia, gardenalia, ornaments and much more. Free entry

www.vanityfairs.co.uk

1 November – Friday & 2 November – Saturday

Penshurst Vintage Christmas Fair 1pm – 4pm Friday, 10am – 4pm Saturday
Penshurst Village Hall, Penshurst TN11 8BP

Showcasing Vintage homewares, clothes, jewellery, furniture & gifts, the Penshurst Vintage Christmas Fair is a must for all lovers of Vintage. Enjoy live music from past decades brought to you by Miss Vintage and take a well deserved break in the pop-up tea room by Dotty about Cake. Entry is £2.00 with donations to Demelza Hospice Care for Children

Cherishvintagefairs@gmail.com

 

1 November – Friday

Bonfire & Fireworks Display 5.30pm – 11pm

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

Spooky Halloween Party in the Pulse bar for the children from 5.30pm with games and dancing. Prize for the best fancy dress. Bonfire lit 7pm, Firework Display 7.30pm

www.nizelsgolfandcountryclub.com

1 November – Friday

RNLI Supper and Talk 7pm

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

The Westerham Branch of the RNLI welcomes Cathay Corbishley to talk about the famous photographs taken by Frank Hurley on Shackleton’s trip to the Antarctic in 1917. The evening will be devoted to the story of Shackleton and the famous voyage of the Endurance in the Antarctic in 1914 and the trek across the drifting ice floes after the vessel had been crushed by pack ice without ever reaching land. Tickets £25 each, bookings for tables of 8 or individuals.

mth.7oaks@tiscali.co.uk / 01959 561809

1 November – Friday

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett 7pm

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

For any Otway/Barrett virgins out there who don’t know what to expect, be prepared for everything from bare-chested theremin playing to wah wah wheelie bin as the duo jump from one hit and forty near misses to another: An amazing and irreverent performance by two master entertainers.Tickets £15

www.stedithfolk.co.uk

1 November – Friday

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

2 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.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

2 November – Saturday

Lindsay McCrae My Penguin Year: Life with the Emperors 3pm

Drive Methodist Church, The Drive, Sevenoaks, TN13 3AB

A special event for the whole family! Who can forget the incredible story of emperor penguins in last year’s hit BBC wildlife series Dynasties? The BAFTA award-winning cameraman Lindsay McCrae will speak about his adventure to the end of the Earth, spending a year filming the outstanding episode. Tickets £6.50

www.sevenoaksbookshop.co.uk

2 November – Saturday

Otford Scouts Bonfire & Fireworks 2019 5.30pm

Scout Hut, Chalk Pit, nr Otford Train Station

Join the Otford Scouts for their annual bonfire, bbq and fireworks night. Bonfire lit at 5.45pm, fireworks 6pm. Advance tickets available at Otford Dry Cleaners and Yvonne’s Newsagent

2 November – Saturday

Sevenoaks Charity Fireworks 2019 5pm

Sevenoaks High Street

One of the best community firework events in South-East England, starting in Sevenoaks High Street, a torch procession takes families to Sevenoaks School field for the Sevenoaks Round Table spectacular fireworks display. Watch the fireworks choreographed to music and light up the night sky. Torch procession 7pm, fireworks at 7.45pm.

www.sevenoaksroundtable.co.uk

3 November – Sunday

Funghi Foray 10am – 12pm

Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve & Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3DH

Join fungi expert Martin Allison to discover more about the habitats and ecology of fungi. Use shape, colour, smell (and occasionally taste!) to identify different species. Please note this is not a foraging event. Tickets from £3

www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk

3 November – Sunday

An Introduction to Sevenoaks Reserve 10.30am – 12.30pm

Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve & Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3DH

This popular walk introduces you to the history of the reserve and how various management styles have shaped the area to the fantastic reserve you see today. Tickets from £3

www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk

3 November – Sunday

Fungus Family Foray and Fun 2pm – 4.30pm

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

Grow a fungus! Make a fire with a fungus! Make hyphae! Get close up to Fungi through a microscope! An afternoon of Fungus Fact Finding and Fun. Tickets £6

www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk

4 November – Monday – 27 November – Sunday (not at weekends)

Tour: A Servant’s Life 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm & 2.15pm

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

Uncover the hidden stories of the servants in the house on this new tour of the domestic areas of the house. Admission applies, tour £5

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

4 November – 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

4 November – Monday

Sevenoaks Camera Club Meeting 8pm – 10pm

Mencap Hall, 71 Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3AY

With 25 meetings a year, Sevenoaks Camera Club holds regular competitions, talks by well known visiting photographers, showing their work and explaining their techniques, as well as contests against other local clubs. 

www.sevenoakscameraclub.org.uk

5 November – Tuesday

Coffee Morning for the Over 65’s 10am – 11.30am

The Bricklayers Arms, 39 – 41 Chevening Road, Chipstead TN13 2RZ

The Bricklayers Arms are hosting a coffee morning for the over 65s to bring together the local Chipstead community, offering the opportunity to meet new friends and old. Join them for a tea, coffee, cake and a chat on the first Tuesday of every month.

www.the-bricklayers-arms.co.uk

5 November – 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

5 November – Tuesday

Rock Choir 8pm

Vine Baptist Church, Park Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3UP

If you love to sing, you’ll love Rock Choir! Pop, rock and chart singing for adults and teenagers. No auditions and no need to read music. Enjoy a free taster session at this brand new choir

www.rockchoir.com

6 November – Wednesday

Look Who’s Talking: Jane Austen in Kent 10.30am – 2pm

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

A series of talks with lunch from a range of speakers and experts. Today Vivienne Branson talks on the topic of Jane Austen in Kent. £39.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

6 November – Wednesday

Lunch Club 11.45am – 2pm

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

This monthly lunch club is run by Age UK with the assistance of volunteers and the support of Dunton Green Parish Council and Sevenoaks District Council. Go along and enjoy a lovely meal. It’s also a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and new! Transport available via Age UK. £4

www.ageuk.org.uk or www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

7 November – Thursday

Fosse Bank School Open Morning 9am – 10.30am

Fosse Bank, Noble Tree Road, Hildenborough TN11 8ND

The Co-ed school for children aged 2-11 years old will hold their Open Morning on Thursday 7 November. There will be further dates available in March 2020. For more information or to book an appointment please contact:

admissions@fossebankschool.co.uk / 01732 834212

7 November – Thursday

Falls Prevention and Awareness 2pm – 4pm

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

Do you want to learn more about how to prevent falls for you or a loved one? Neurophysiotherapist Jane Cast will give expert guidance on preventing falls, maintaining independence and reducing balance problems. The event will also include advice and tips on activities and exercises that improve balance and reduce the risk of falls. For more information or to reserve your free place contact:

Amelia – 01732 747700/ amelia.moore2@careuk.com

7 November – Thursday

Late Night Games Night 5pm – 10pm

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

Every Thursday Grumpy Pony will be open until 10pm. They will have their gaming tables and hobby stations available for booking and a selection of drinks and snacks to enjoy.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

8 November – Friday

Solefield School Open Morning 9am – 10.30am

Solefield School, Solefields Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1PH

The boys Prep school, 4 – 13 years will open it’s doors for their next Open Morning on Friday 8th November. Register online at

www.solefieldschool.org / 01732 452142

8 November – Friday

Aladdin – Family Film Night 4.30pm & 6.45pm

Borough Green Village Hall, Borough Green TN15 8BT

Borough Green Playground Revamp are proud to announce their family film night in the village hall. Go and support to make the park a little bit more exciting.Two showings to accommodate the whole family! Soft drink and popcorn included with ticket. For ticket info email:

bgplaygroundrevamp@gmail.com

8 November – Friday

Fireworks & Music Spectacular 5pm

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

Live Music, Street Food, Sparkling Wine, Beer & Fireworks!! Street food will be provided by Pizza Federicci, Jacobs Ladder Butchery, Moules & Bread Shed, Shampan Curry, Meat the Chef, Squerryes, Flint & Oak. Live music will be played all night and there will be plenty to keep you entertained before and after the fireworks. Tickets from £6

www.westerhambrewery.co.uk

 

8 November – Friday

Fireworks Display 6.30pm

Radnor House School, Combe Bank Drive, Sevenoaks TN14 6AE

Friends of Radnor House School host their Annual Fireworks Display raising money for local, national and international charities. This years local charities are Foal Farm, Bradbourne Riding Centre for the Disabled, Leonard Cheshire and West Kent Mind. Gates open at 6.30pm. For tickets and more information visit

www.radnor-sevenoaks.org/upcomingevents

 

8 November – Friday

Kemsing Wildlife Group: Cutting Down the Woodland 7.30pm

St. Edith Small Hall, Kemsing Village Hall, High Street, Kemsing TN15 6NA

This illustrated talk by Lynne Flower will follow the question “Why are we cutting down the trees? What happens to the woodland when we cut them down?” From coppicing to charcoal making, and traditional woodwork crafts, trees and their timbers, wild flowers, birds and other animals.

www.kemsingwildlifegroup.weebly.com

8 November – 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

8 November – Friday

Farningham & Eynsford Local History Society 7.30pm

Eynsford Village Hall, High Street, Eynsford DA4 0AA

Creep, Pull, Push – workers on the move.Dr Jean Stirk will show what motives drove workers to leave their homes to find new lives elsewhere, and how to trace moving families. 

www.felhs.org.uk

8 November – Friday

Out of Bounds Comedy Club with Angela Barnes 8.15pm – 11.30pm

Dunton Green Social Club, 159 London Road, Dunton Green TN13 2TA

This month’s comedy is in the usual format, a great Compere, 2 headline acts, and newer acts in the middle. The usual great atmosphere and cheap bar prices make this a cracking night out. All thrown together in the loveliest comedy club in Sevenoaks. Tickets £15

www.outofboundscomedy.co.uk

9 November – Saturday & 10 November – Sunday

Commando Series

Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG

Pick your experience, from the toughest level ‘Treat Me Like a Commando,’ to the more supportive ‘Just Get Me Round’ and ‘We Are Family’. There are different level obstacles and the event is open to everyone from 8 years of age. For more information visit:

www.hevercastle.co.uk

9 November – Saturday – 5 January – Sunday

The Tiger Who Came to Tea 10am – 3pm

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

Knole’s deer and leopards are having a tea party, and they’d love you to come too! Answer the questions on the way, and at the end of the trail return to the Visitor Centre to collect your very special Christmas present. Story telling and Exhibition on certain dates, check website for details. Closed 24 & 25 December. Tickets £5

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

9 November – 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

9 November – Saturday 

Glass Fusing Workshop: Colour and Light 10am – 4.30pm

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AR

Suitable for beginners, this is your chance to have a go at creating your own pieces of glass, to make two gorgeous glass hanging ornaments. Tickets £75

www.boreplace.org

9 November – Saturday

Christmas Pop Up Fayre 11am – 3pm

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

LK Pop Up Fayres are excited to be hosting the first Christmas Fayre at Westerham Hall. Supporting local small business owners showing off their beautiful stalls

www.visitwesterham.org.uk

9 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.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

9 November – Saturday

Bohemian Rhapsody 7pm

Tonbridge School, London Road, Tonbridge TN10 3AD

Sing along to one of the biggest films of the year and help to raise money for children and adults cared for by the Otford based charity, Hospices of Hope. Celebrate the music of Queen and the life of the band’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury. Tickets from £8

www.hospicesofhope.co.uk/events

11 November – Monday

Look Who’s Talking: The Selby Barn and St Johns Jerusalem 10.30am – 2pm

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

A series of talks with lunch from a range of speakers and experts. Today Peter Rumley talks on the topic of The Selby Barn and St Johns Jerusalem. Ticket £39.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

11 November – Monday – 15 November – Friday

Spring Bulb Planting 12pm – 1pm

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 6BA

Join Emmetts Garden and help plant spring bulbs ready for 2020. Admission applies, free event

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts-garden

11 November – 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

11 November – Monday

Sevenoaks Camera Club Meeting 8pm – 10pm

Mencap Hall, 71 Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3AY

With 25 meetings a year, Sevenoaks Camera Club holds regular competitions, talks by well known visiting photographers, showing their work and explaining their techniques, as well as contests against other local clubs. 

www.sevenoakscameraclub.org.uk

12 November – 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

12 November – Tuesday

Dunton Green Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm – 9pm

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

Dunton Green Parish Council meets once every month (except August) to discuss matters affecting Dunton Green. Residents are very welcome to attend and see what is going on their village.

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

12 November – Tuesday

Rock Choir 8pm

Vine Baptist Church, Park Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3UP

If you love to sing, you’ll love Rock Choir! Pop, rock and chart singing for adults and teenagers. No auditions and no need to read music. Enjoy a free taster session at this brand new choir

www.rockchoir.com

13 November – Wednesday

Age UK Pop in Cafe 1.30pm – 3.30pm

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

The Pop In Cafe runs on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and is an opportunity to pop in for tea/coffee and biscuits. Meet others, get help to stay independent at home, learn balance & seated strength exercises or just chat, you can participate as little or as much as you like!

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

13 November – Wednesday

Jazz Evening & Dinner 7pm

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

An evening with “award winning”jazz saxophonist Derek Nash together with the outstanding Iain Trio. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £32.50

www.giacomos.uk.com

14 November – Thursday

Hever Christmas Fair 10.30am – 3.30pm

Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG

Hever Castle is proud to host the Hever Christmas Fair for which all proceeds go to Hever Primary School and St. Peter’s Church, Hever. Open for just one day, at the fair you will find gifts, gadgets, textiles and decorations. Entry £3

www.hevercastle.co.uk

14 November – Thursday

Late Night Games Night 5pm – 10pm

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

Every Thursday Grumpy Pony will be open until 10pm. They will have their gaming tables and hobby stations available for booking and a selection of drinks and snacks to enjoy.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

14 November – Thursday

Art in Advertising by Tony Rawlings – The Arts Society Sevenoaks 8pm – 9pm

Walthamstow Hall School, Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UL

Fine art has provided advertisers and their agencies with a great deal of material to use in their creative campaigns. In an entertaining and informative lecture Tony uses a wide range of visuals and video to show examples of the original works, the creative process and the (not always entirely successful) advertisements that are the end result.

www.theartssocietysevenoaks.org.uk

15 November – Friday

The Trials of Cato 7pm

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

The Trials of Cato formed whilst living in Beirut, and spent a year boiling down the roots of their sound into a hybrid of traditional influences that intrigued Lebanese audiences in the country’s biggest venues. Returning home in 2016, they have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene. Tickets £12

www.stedithfolk.co.uk

16 November – Saturday & 17 November – Sunday

Children’s Book Festival 2019

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

Meet classic characters and new at this two day event showcasing the best of Children’s Books with story telling and interviews. See website for full information: 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

16 November – Saturday & 17 November – Sunday

Hedgelaying course at the Green Wood Workshop 9.30am – 4.30pm

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AR

Learn hedgelaying techniques on this weekend course at Bore Place.

www.boreplace.org

16 November – 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

16 November – Saturday

Wildlife Walk Funghi & Tree Identification 10am – 12.15pm

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

A short walk looking for Fungi, with the opportunity to photograph them and other woodland features, trees, mosses etc.

www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk

16 November – Saturday 

Artisan Sourdough 10am – 4.30pm

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AR

Learn all about wild yeast ferments and how to bake delicious sourdough bread.

www.boreplace.org

16 November – 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

16 November – 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 

16 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.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

16 November – Saturday

Christmas Craft Workshop 3pm – 6pm

Bessels Green Baptist Church Hall, Bessels Green TN13 2PS

Try your hand at this Christmas Craft Workshop and make Christmas presents and decorations, whilst chilling out with a glass of mulled wine and delicious Christmas nibbles. All ages welcome. Help bring hope this Christmas by joining this fun event! Tickets £15

www.hospicesofhope.co.uk/events

 

17 November – Sunday

Antiques Valuation Day 10am – 2pm

Coolings, Rushmore Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 7NN

You could be a millionaire! Join the antiques experts and value your hidden gems. No need to book, just pop along on the day between 10am and 2pm with your treasures and get in the queue! Free entry

www.coolings.co.uk

17 November – 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 

17 November – 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

17 November – Sunday

Elgar Cello Concerto in an All-English Concert 3pm

The Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

As well as the Elgar Cello concerto, the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra’s concert will  include the English Folk Song Suite by Vaughan Williams, an intermezzo by Delius and the amazing Symphony no.1 by William Walton.

www.sevenoakssymphonyorchestra.org.uk

18 November – 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

19 November – Tuesday

Volunteering Coffee Morning 10.30am – 12.30pm

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

Interested in joining the team of volunteers at Knole? Join the free coffee morning to find out more, meet the friendly team and discover what opportunities are available

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

19 November – 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

19 November – Tuesday

Rock Choir 8pm

Vine Baptist Church, Park Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3UP

If you love to sing, you’ll love Rock Choir! Pop, rock and chart singing for adults and teenagers. No auditions and no need to read music. Enjoy a free taster session at this brand new choir

www.rockchoir.com

20 November – Wednesday

Look Who’s Talking: Walled Gardens 10.30am – 2pm

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

A series of talks with lunch from a range of speakers and experts. Today Jules Hudson talks on the topic of Walled Gardens. Tickets £39.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

20 November – Wednesday

Rat Pack Evening 7pm

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

Enjoy an evening with Jan Gallagher as one of the great kings of swing from the Sinatra period and appreciate some of his finest songs. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £36

www.giacomos.uk.com

20 November – Wednesday

Curry Nights at the Waterside 7pm – 9pm

Hever Castle Golf Club, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NP

Located at Hever Castle Golf Club, enjoy a choice of three Curries served buffet style with Basmati Rice, Naan Bread, Lentil Dahl, Poppadom & Dips between 7pm and 9pm, just £12.95 per person.

www.hevercastle.co.uk / 01732 701010

21 November – Thursday – 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 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

21 November – Thursday – 24 November – Sunday

12 Days of Christmas Trail 10am – 4pm

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham TN16 1PS

Explore Chartwell this Christmas on the family trail. Trail £1, admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

21 November – 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

21 November – Thursday

Late Night Games Night 5pm – 10pm

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

Every Thursday Grumpy Pony will be open until 10pm. They will have their gaming tables and hobby stations available for booking and a selection of drinks and snacks to enjoy.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

23 November – 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

23 November – Saturday

Christmas Fair 10am – 4pm

Chiddingstone Castle, Chiddingstone, TN8 7AD

There will be over 70 hand-curated, unique and local stalls selling a wide variety of gifts, decorations, food and drink divided between the Castle and the large, heated marquee

www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

23 November – Saturday

Christmas Calligraphy with Judy Broad 10.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 4.30pm

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

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some experience, join expert calligrapher Judy Broad to brush up your skills in time for Christmas. Tickets £65

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

23 November – Saturday

All About Badgers Coffee Morning & Sett Survey Project Launch 10.30am – 12.30pm

Shoreham Village Hall, Shoreham TN14 7TB

West Kent Badger Group are leading a project to update maps to register

where badgers are living across the West Kent Area. The Coffee Morning will also be a fund raising event and an opportunity for those who care about badgers and other wildlife to meet one another. 

www.wkbg.org.uk/events/

 23 November – Saturday – 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

23 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.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

 

23 November – 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

 

24 November – 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

25 November – 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

25 November – Monday

Sevenoaks Camera Club Meeting 8pm – 10pm

Mencap Hall, 71 Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3AY

With 25 meetings a year, Sevenoaks Camera Club holds regular competitions, talks by well known visiting photographers, showing their work and explaining their techniques, as well as contests against other local clubs. 

www.sevenoakscameraclub.org.uk

26 November – 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

26 November – Tuesday

Rock Choir 8pm

Vine Baptist Church, Park Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3UP

If you love to sing, you’ll love Rock Choir! Pop, rock and chart singing for adults and teenagers. No auditions and no need to read music. Enjoy a free taster session at this brand new choir

www.rockchoir.com

27 November – Wednesday

Auction 10am viewing, auction starts at 12.30pm

The Ibbett Mosely Auction Rooms, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1HJ

Ibbett Mosely next Auction Sale of Antiques and Collectors Items will open for viewing at 10am. For full details visit

www.ibbettmoselyauctions.co.uk

27 November – Wednesday

Look Who’s Talking: Ightham Mote Life 10.30am – 2pm

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

A series of talks with lunch from a range of speakers and experts. Today Heather Woodward talks on the topic of Life Upstairs/Downstairs at Ightham Mote. Tickets £39.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

28 November – Thursday 

Christmas Wreath Making 10am – 2pm

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AR

A fun, creative and festive morning taking inspiration from nature to make natural Christmas decorations.

www.boreplace.org

28 November – Thursday

Ladies Lunch 12pm – 3pm

The Darenth, Station Road, Shoreham TN14 7SA

Step in from the cold and enjoy this Ladies Lunch and help raise money for Otford based charity Hospices of Hope. Enjoy a delicious meal at The Darenth in Shoreham with guest specialist embroiderer Jenny Adin-Christie! Tickets include a mocktail on arrival, two-course luncheon with wine, coffee and chocolate mints. Tickets £29

www.hospicesofhope.co.uk/events

28 November – Thursday

Late Night Games Night 5pm – 10pm

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

Every Thursday Grumpy Pony will be open until 10pm. They will have their gaming tables and hobby stations available for booking and a selection of drinks and snacks to enjoy.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

28 November – 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

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

www.coolings.co.uk

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

www.7hoteldiner.co.uk

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

www.giacomos.uk.com

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

www.1940.co.uk

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

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

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

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

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

www.brunningandprice.co.uk/whitehart/

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.

www.boreplace.org

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 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

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

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts-garden

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 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

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

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

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

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quebec-house

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

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

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.

www.facebook.com/GrumpyPonyHobby/

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. 

www.sevenoaks-philharmonic.org.uk

 

 

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