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Hemsted Park Benenden School Announces First Season’s Programme

The renowned BBC Big Band, jazz legends Ronnie Scott’s All Stars and TV quizzer-cum comedian Paul Sinha are among the artists who will be performing in the first season of events at Kent’s newest performing arts venue. Hemsted Park – a collection of performing arts spaces at the world-renowned Benenden School, just outside Cranbrook –

Gardens Open For Charity with the NGS

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique, affordable access to exceptional private gardens and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake. With fresh shoots emerging and early bulbs in flower, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy visiting a wonderful Kent garden this spring.  Just

Spring at Leeds Castle

From 11th February to 29th May, step into Spring at Leeds Castle, and enjoy the diiferent wildlife, woodland walks and quality time spent with nearest and dearest making new spring memories with the family.   Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England’s medieval queens; a palace used by Henry

A Very Merry Christmas at Benenden Arts

Benenden Arts singers drew a close to the Autumn term and welcomed the Christmas season with a series of four outstanding Carol Services. It was a great thrill for the School community to usher in Advent and the start of the Christmas season by holding both the Lower and Upper School Carol Services in the

Events Announced at a NEW Performance Venue in Benenden, Kent

Bookings are now being taken for the first public events in a new performing arts venue in the heart of Kent.   The completion of the stunning new Centenary Buildings at the prestigious Benenden School has enabled the school to open up its performance spaces to public performances. The purpose-built Theatre will be hosting a

READING FOR RELAXATION from Cranbrook Literature Festival

There’s a treat in-store for reading enthusiasts in the Cranbrook area this September with a visit by best selling author, Gill Hornby, who will be talking about her new novel ‘Godmersham Park’. Organised by the Cranbrook Literature Festival the event will take place on September 22nd, from 7.30pm in the Vestry Hall. ‘Godmersham Park’, set

Looking for a comedy night out in Kent? Here’s a venue that’s caught our eye…

Looking for a comedy night out in Kent? Here’s a venue that’s caught our eye… Lonestar work with venues in Kent and East Sussex to produce top quality comedy nights. Here’s what they have planned this year. Lonestar Comedy Club at Cranbrook Rugby Club 26th August Featuring: Russell Hick Otiz Cannaloni Ross Smith   23rd

Something a little different at the College of St Barnabas in Surrey this Summer…

Wondering what events are going on this Summer in Surrey, here’s one that’s caught our eye… In addition to regular individual and group activities for residents with the Activities Coordinator, a lively calendar of events takes place at the College this year ! “What was this place before it became the College of St Barnabas?”

The One Love Music Festival Is Back This August !

The much anticipated festival is set to rock the Wiston Estate in Steyning, West Sussex this Summer. In partnership with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation. The oranisers of the One Love Festival have added more artists to their star-studded line up, including Julian Marley, and Rio Ferdinand Foundation ambassador Heather Small, and The Dualers. The full

Join The West Kent Mind Team This Summer !

West Kent Mind is one of around 130 local Mind associations (LMAs) which are affiliated to the national charity Mind. They are an independent charitable organisation and support the overall values and vision of the national organisation. Open: We reach out to anyone who needs us. Together: We’re stronger in partnerships. Responsive: We listen, we act. Independent: We

Reggae Night and Bob Marley Tribute at Imber Court in Esher

This will be a night to remember in many ways…   Tanni Browne is a well established Tribute act for Bob Marley who has been on the music scene for a number of years. During his time he has supported many famous reggae Artists. He will be singing all the Bob Marley hits such as

The highlight of the Kent social party calendar – The Leeds Castle Summer Concert

For over 40 years the Leeds Castle Summer Concert has been the highlight of the Kent social party calendar, offering a mix of much-loved classical favourites alongside new orchestral arrangements of popular songs. This spectacular summer event, unique to Leeds Castle will welcome back The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with Conductor and Artistic Director John Rigby.

Announcing Cranbrook’s 2022 LIVE Music Programme !

Following on from the wild success of the Cranbrook Town Music Festival back in September, which will be repeated next year on 9 & 10 September (save the date!), there is going to be a great deal more exciting live music in Cranbrook in 2022! A full programme of events is being set up covering

An Exciting New Chapter For The Floral Studio In Cranbrook !

The Floral Studio in Stone Street has been a mainstay of Cranbrook shoppers for the last thirty years. Providing traditional florist services for weddings, funerals and Valentines surprises! As well as Kew Gardens botanical pots, and house and garden plants. Even throughout the pandemic The Floral Studio remained an important presence in the community, offering

Step into Christmas at Leeds Castle !

From 27th November to 2nd January, step into Christmas at Leeds Castle, and enjoy wintery woodland walks and quality time spent with nearest and dearest in the crisp winter air.   Put on your coats, gloves and scarves as you tread on frosty leaves and spot the 12 unique artworks located across the estate, all themed

Have You Heard About Cranbrook Operatic and Dramatic Society (CODS) ?

Cranbrook Operatic and Dramatic Society (CODS) is an amateur theatre group that has been active in Cranbrook for over 100 years. CODS was founded in the Autumn of 1919 and began rehearsals for its first production – of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado performed on the 28 & 29 Jan 1920 at The Vestry Hall

The West Kent Mind Spectacular Fundraising Online Auction!

West Kent Mind is a local mental health charity, with a mission to enrich lives through better mental health by offering support to Get Well, Stay Well, Thrive. Having been unable to run the usual programme of fundraising events, the charity is running an online auction to raise vital funds to continue providing responsive and

Announcing The Tenterden Folk Festival 2021 !

Thursday 30th September to Sunday 3rd October   With some very special events lined up for you to enjoy as well as a near normal mix of concerts, song and music sessions, workshops, sea songs and shanties session, meet the guest events, dance displays, procession, crafts and stalls, free music stage, etc! Big WOW and