Outing Guide (May 25 – May 31)

0

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

A headbang start to the mid-term break

From toddler moshing to plant wrangling, the local entertainment scene covers your half term (May 28-June 5).

The forum kick off the long vacation in style, with “My First Metal Gig” by the world’s number one kids metal band, Slay Duggee.

The five old dogs will teach your puppies new tricks, including circular pits, moshing, pogoing, and stage invasions.

A limited number of Edz Kidz earmuffs will be available for small children, but you might want to bring your own, especially to defend against predatory earworms like the dreaded baby shark!

Facepaint is offered, but only the “rock” and “metal” designs.

The campsite is open to The hop farm in case you want to spend the whole semester there, take advantage of the driving school, animal farm, giant jumping pillows and bumper boats.

For day-trippers, admission to Hop Farm Family Park includes the indoor playground, outdoor adventure park, museums, mini-golf and animal farm.

To L’Amelie, why not try the free Henry Moore-inspired trail, exploring the galleries to find and draw objects on themes that inspired the sculptor. Then see how close you got to the originals at the free ‘Threads of Influence’ exhibit. From May 30 to June 1. Weekend family trails start from June 4th (until July).

David Walliams’ blockbuster ‘Billionaire Boy’ opens this Thursday at The assembly hall.

Rich boy Joe Spud leaves his private school for the local competition in order to acquire the one thing his money can’t buy. Friends.

Camping is open at The Hop Farm in case you want to spend the entire semester there, taking advantage of the driving school, animal farm, giant jumping pillows, and bumper boats.

For day-trippers, admission to Hop Farm Family Park includes the indoor playground, outdoor adventure park, museums, mini-golf and animal farm.

Learn to “sow and cultivate” at Bedgbury Pinewood (Visitor Center, Cherry Tree Avenue) next Monday and Tuesday (May 30-31) from 1-3 p.m. Children will leave this free event with a seed planted in a compostable flowerpot.

Midterm is art week at Hever Castle (May 28-June 1), offering the chance to learn everything from origami to Victorian skills.

On stage and on screen

Doing your taxes never seemed so endless as in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (15), starring Michelle Yeoh as an exhausted Chinese-American woman. At Odeon.

Ralph Fiennes plays Robert Moses, master of the New York map, goes ‘Straight Line Crazy’ in this play by David Hare, broadcast live from the Bridge Theater in London at Trinity Theater. Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m.

What do you get when you combine a dead body, fake backstory, and an urgent military deadline? ‘Operation Mincemeat’ was a stunt so overcooked it almost fell apart… Odeon.

Live

Blues rock queens Never the Bride will raise the roof of The sacristy room (Cranbrook), with a performance style and skills that Shirley Bassey called “inspiring”. According to Roger Daltrey, “Nikki Lamborn has the best female rock voice since Janis Joplin and I know what I’m talking about – I knew Janis”. Tickets from WeGotTickets.com

Singer-songwriter Amber Van Day’s anthem “Kids In The Corner” (from Netflix’s “Fate: The Winx Saga”) made her a music star. Now she comes to The forum, followed by Darcey Beth and Kumala. Tomorrow evening [May 26] at 7:30 p.m. From 16 years old unless accompanied by an adult.

Isle of Wight-based band Coach Party – who refused to go big-smoke but were signed by London-based Chess Club anyway – are coming on tour to The forum this Friday [May 27] at 7:30 p.m. 16 years and over.

The band Feet left “an ankle sprain or two” in their wake, but what else would you expect from high-energy British indie? Followed by Bull and Opus Kink. To The forum this evening [May 25], at 7:30 p.m. From 16 years old unless accompanied by an adult.

It’s Fiesta Latina night at The gray lady this Friday [May 27] at 7 p.m., with Yanifit and DJ Javier La Maquina from Cuba.

Back to the 90s is this weekend’s club night at The forum (Saturday 28 May, at 8 p.m.). 18 and over.

Family fun

Puppets, people and music spin the stage in Twirlywoos Live. Two screenings on Saturday May 28, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.Trinity Theater

Seven actors are jostling to play 40 roles in ‘Dracula: The Bloody Truth,’ a silly, fast-paced staging of Bram Stoker’s novel. 8 years and over. Trinity Theater Monday, May 30 at 8 p.m.

Kill Duggee play The forum Saturday May 28 at 1 p.m. [see feature above]

‘Billionaire Boy’, based on the book by David Walliams, airs at The assembly hall May 26-29. Matinees and evening performances. [see feature above]

The Spa Valley Railway running this weekend between Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge. Tickets from spavalleyrailway.co.uk.

Last two nights to see the modern makeover of Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ by Tonbridge School. In its new setting of 1980s high finance, jealous conspirators plot to prevent Caesar from becoming CEO of Rome Ltd. Until Thursday [May 26] to EM Forster Theater (Tonbridge). Performances at 7:30 p.m.

Share.

About Author

Comments are closed.