Outing Guide (April 27 – May 3)


Victoria Roberts takes a look at some of the local events and activities planned to keep you entertained soon…

Fabricators and Repairers at Trinity

A local loyalty program, the TN Card has brought together around 20 growers, for an evening of independent local shopping for quirky gifts, crafts and food, whether you’re buying for yourself or someone you see this holiday.

Giveaways range from jewelry to household items to eco-friendly gifts, as well as food and drink, and the Trinity Bar will be open.

“We’ve had a growing number of artisans in the repertoire, so hopefully this will be the first of many events where we can bring everyone together for a fun, social evening that also supports the local community,” said the founder. by TN Card, Jess Gibson. .

However, if you already own the unique item you want, but it needs to be replenished, the Tunbridge Wells Repair Café (TWRC) is open for you this Saturday. [April 30].

TWRC’s policy is that owners must attend repair stations while their belongings are being repaired, a guideline that may make some people repairers themselves.

“It encourages people to try,” organizer Chris Murphy told The Times.

“We take away some of the mystique and they’re like, ‘Oh, is that it? “”

Meanwhile, he said, a woman who realized she could fix her own table told them: “I threw away the matching chair last year. I’m so mad at myself!

Even unskilled volunteers are welcome at the Repair Cafe to man the front desk and checkout counter, or serve as ‘runners’ with repair requests and tickets.

Recycling a lofty old metaphor, Chris joked, “They really glue it together.”

Makers’ Market at Trinity, April 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free entry for TN Card and Trinity Card members, plus 10% off purchases with the TN Card. Admission £5 for non-members.

The Repair Café at the Trinity Theatre, Saturday April 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Last repair accepted at 12:30 p.m.

Eventbrite tickets for all three concerts on Saturday, April 23 at noon, 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.

On stage and on screen

BALLET Central visits the EM Forster Theater (Tonbridge) on its four-month tour, featuring original pieces choreographed for its up-and-coming dancers. See the Times interview last week with student dancer Eleanor Lewis, from Crowborough.

More dancing feet take to the stage at the EM Forster Theater with the tenth anniversary celebration of the Firefly Dance to the Beat School of Dance, featuring dancers ages 3-18. Proceeds to the Little Hearts Matter charity for single ventricle heart disease.

Trinity Theater presents a recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of ‘A Winter’s Tale’ set in the mid-20th century. Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m.

Molière’s ‘Tartuffe’ or ‘L’Hypocrite’ was only performed once without censorship, when it was premiered in 1664, before being censored by King Louis XIV. Performed in French, subtitled in English, it also features a brief moment of male nudity. Trinity Theater on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.

“Blinded by the Light,” based on the memoir of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, screens at the Trinity Theater at 5:30 p.m. This is followed by a live Q&A with Sarfraz on his book “They,” at 7:45 p.m.

Eleanor Lewis


The warm voice of Marie White signed Decca Records fills The Gray Lady this Friday [April 29], joining the Paul Dunton Orchestra. Eventbrite tickets.

The group “Punkulele” Bears in Trees appears at the Forum on Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m., supported by Beetlebug. 16 years and over unless accompanied by an adult.

Folk rock and folk punk band Oysterband take the stage in Cranbrook as part of their new album tour. Their “Read the Sky” touring schedule kicked off on April 22 and will take the band to Germany later this year. The Queens Hall Theatre, Cranbrook, Saturday 30 April. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets from WeGotTickets.com

Indie band Spinn stroll through the Forum for a night, as part of their delayed ‘Out of the Blue’ tour. Guest performers are Spilled Milk, from Gateshead, and Kent’s A Year In Provence, with a new fifth band member. Saturday April 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Country music singer and musician Anna Howie plays The Gray Lady, performing with Kent-based American musician Shep! & Co. Sunday May 1 at 7 p.m.

The Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra performs ‘Sounds of the ’70s’ at The Assembly Hall on Sunday 1 May at 7.30pm.

Original rock ‘n’ rollers Marty Wilde, Eden Kane, Mark Wynter and Nancy Ann Lee step into mid-century swing with ‘Dreamboats & Petticoats’ at The Assembly Hall on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Oyster strip

Family fun

The Spa Valley Railway runs on Bank Holiday weekend, with departures from Tunbridge Wells West (Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May). Tickets at spavalleyrailway.co.uk

Now open after the Easter holidays, the Crowborough Miniature Railway in the grounds of Crowborough Leisure Center opens every Saturday from 2-5pm. Tickets £1 per journey or £4 for multiple journeys.

Children ages one to four can enjoy story time with Out of the Bag Theater at the Trinity Theater on Fridays for the rest of term. Interactive stories and songs from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Fridays until July 8 (except mid-term).

Preschoolers and their adults can enjoy creative play at Into the Space, another Trinity Theater collaboration. Morning sessions (11am-11.50am) at Showfields Library and afternoon sessions (1.30pm-2.20pm) at St Philip’s Church. Fridays until July 8 (except semester).

Passionate conservationists are invited to join the Kent High Weald Partnership at Sherwood Lake (TN2 Community Center), to help make the ‘barley sausages’ which are the lake’s anti-algae treatments for the summer. Thursday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event includes a hot drink and cookies during the morning break and at lunchtime (lunch not provided). 16 and over do not require adult supervision. Under 16 if accompanied by an adult guardian.

Under 18s are invited to take to the Forum stage for the final Open Mic event this Thursday [April 28] 17 hours. Tickets £3 for under 18s (including a juice drink) and £5 for adults.


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