Get ready for a rocking few weeks in the Assembly Hall
Rockers may not always live to be old, but the genre itself is enduring, still filling halls and filling our ears with songs we can’t get out of our heads.
The Quo Experience pays homage to the English rock band’s five decades of music, while recreating the full stage show with a wall of white Marshall amps and guitars at the Assembly Hall August 26 at 7:30 p.m.
As seasoned musicians and avid Status Quo fans, Quo Experience will play favorites “Whatever You Want” as well as “What You’re Proposing” and “Burn Bridges” with the feel of the original band.
The program also includes ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’, ‘Down Down’, ‘Living On An Island’ and ‘In The Army Now’.
Paying homage to another longevity legend, singer Chris O’Connell performs “And Finally…Phil Collins” the following night, August 27, at Assembly Hall.
“And Finally” offers a high-energy two-hour show featuring hits ranging from atmospheric – “In The Air Tonight” – to danceable – “Sussudio” – as well as some Genesis hits.
…and speaking of longevity, fans willing to wait a little longer will be rewarded with a five-night run of the musical “Rock of Ages” starting September 13.
The plot of the production weaves together anthems such as “Don’t Stop Believin”, “We Built This City”, “The Final Countdown”, “Wanted Dead Or Alive”, “Here I Go Again”, “Can’ t Fight This Feeling”. ‘ and ‘I want to know what love is’.
Freddie Mercury didn’t live forever, but Queen’s music did last, as Freddie Scott Maley’s lookalike and sound will prove on September 2, as he and the rest of Supreme Queen fill the Assembly Hall stage. with an undeniable magnetism.
One of the finest tributes to Queen since its formation in the 1990s, Supreme Queen has performed for hundreds of thousands of fans and headlined major events including the Saint-Tropez International Queen Convention, where they performed in front of 10,000 people.
On stage and on screen
It’s a good week to say goodbye to Olivia Newton-John with some “Summer Loving” from the classic movie “Grease” this Saturday (August 20). An event organized before the sad death of the star last week, the Green Duck Cafe and Bar the outdoor screening will undoubtedly attract an influx of fans. Olivia, we want you! Enjoy goodies from the well-stocked bar and don’t forget to bring a blanket to warm up, as the movie starts around 8:45pm. The venue is at 53 Grosvenor Rd.
If you prefer to listen to your summer music outdoors live, go to Tonbridge Castle on August 21, when the Symphonic Harmony of the East Sussex Concert Band will take center stage in the spectacular setting of the castle grounds. FREE ENTRANCE.
Why not let your hair down with an all-new pantomime adaptation of the popular fairy tale “Rapunzel”? Scott Ritchie Productions proudly presents this exciting and fun musical adventure to The Assembly Hall August 19-21. Featuring an evil witch, a feisty heroine, a tap-dancing horse, and a host of adventures, “Rapunzel” promises to be a vibrant take on a classic and much-loved story. Expect spectacular song and dance and lots of jokes in what promises to be the family show of the year.
In an event rescheduled from earlier this year, Kent-based cover rockers The Dirty Pillows are at the Forum Friday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. Release The Geese is also performing. From 16 years old unless accompanied by an adult.
Do you have a heart full of laughter and a weekend without plans? Head to Trinity Theater on August 20 for a night of saucy comedy. Good Ship Comedy features Apollo comedian Nathan Caton, rising star Matt Stellingwerf and Britain’s most wanted actor Cally Beaton in this hilarious evening filled with personal anecdotes and punchline-rich material.
Straight from London’s famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take Hever Festival this Sunday (August 21), in a unique evening celebrating the music and history of the world’s greatest and most influential artists of all time. A must for any music fan, Ronnie Scott’s All Stars show combines world-class live jazz and storytelling, giving audiences a glimpse into the incredible world of Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook.
Tunbridge Wells Pride was canceled this year, but the Forum is always celebrating, with a ‘Goodbye for Now Party’ on August 20 at 7:20 p.m. A fantastic lineup including Luna Lestrange and Paul Aleksandr will take center stage and raise a glass at Tunbridge Wells Pride. 18 and over.
Art Week kicks off next Monday, with downtown businesses running workshops for kids and adults from photography and watercolor painting classes on Tilesto make mobile toys with Swirl Toysflorist at The covemaking bath bombs Lushdesigning a duck to Manic Ceramix, as well as embroidery, still lifes, millinery and glassware. All businesses are members of RTW Together’s Business Improvement District. Register on RWTTogether.com/ArtWeek for events August 22-29.
The Spa Valley Railway operates on four days this week – Wednesday, Friday and the weekend. Check weekend trains for catering services that include cream teas and fish ‘n’ chips. For young families, there are three theatrical outings of ‘Jolly Roger’s Swashbucklin’ Train Ride’ tomorrow (August 18). Families over 18 can join the Wildwood Vineyard Wine Tasting Service on Saturday, August 20.
This Saturday (August 20), the Knights of Royal England will entertain modern visitors at Hever Castle with exhilarating demonstrations of action, stunts, drops and fights, in an authentic arena with a Royal Box. Fighting in the saddle and on foot in one-on-one battles, the valiant knights will then compete for points to determine this season’s ultimate champion. A designated BSL (British Sign Language) area within the jousting field will provide interpretation of the event for the hearing impaired and their friends and family.
Fly to Neverland this summer as Concord Theatricals’ dazzling musical production takes center stage at Tonbridge Castle August 20. Brimming with magic, mischief and music, this funny and moving version of a much-loved story promises to take the whole family on an unforgettable adventure. Tickets at £10 (children) or £40 for two adults and two children, from: TicketSource.fr