The Mousetrap, Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, Mon 7 Nov – Sat 12 Nov
Oh, oh, I’m going to this one! Love a bit of Agatha C. This classic murder mystery sees a group of people trapped in a secluded house cut off by snow when it is revealed there is a murderer amongst them. Dun-dun-dunnnnnn! The world famous theatrical production is celebrating its 60th anniversary and with over 26,000 performances in London under its belt is hailed as the longest running show in the history of theatre. Don’t miss the suspense inducing production that has kept audiences gripped for decades. (I’ll be posting my review next week).
7:30pm, (Matinees, Wed & Sat) 2:30pm. Tickets: £28-35. Assembly Hall Theatre, Crescent Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2LU, Tel: 01892 530613, assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
Game & Wine Evening, The Great House, Hawkhurst, Tue 8 Nov
The Great House will be hosting a wonderful evening that every lover of game meat will adore. The evening will kick off with canapés and reception drinks followed by a four course meal including some fantastic wine to compliment each course. Check online to view the mouth-watering menu on offer during the evening and don’t forget to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Reception drinks 7pm, Dinner 8pm. £55 per person. The Great House, Gills Green, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 5EJ, Tel: 01580 753119, thegreathouse.co.uk
Edenbridge Bonfire Night, Edenbridge, Sat 5 Nov
Edenbridge Bonfire Society has been celebrating bonfire night since 1928 making sure Edenbridge is a go-to Kent destination for a fun filled night. The night will kick off with a torchlight procession as 20 floats, a live marching band and over 1,000 flaming torches will lead and illuminate the route to the bonfire field. Each year the burning of Guy Fawkes and a special celebrity effigy follows the spectacular fireworks display. Previous years have seen Katie Price, Katie Hopkins and Lance Armstrong become victims of the town’s fiery tradition. So which celebrity has been particularly awful this year? *Drum roll please* Unsurprisingly to most this years effigy will be in the form of Donald Trump! Wrap up warm for a fantastic evening (oohs and aahs guaranteed!)
6:30pm. Free entry. Procession starts at Firecroft Way and the fireworks and bonfire will take place at Edenbridge Recreation Ground. facebook.com/EdenbridgeBonfire
Arts, Crafts & Food Market, Preston Street, Faversham, Sat 5 Nov
Every Saturday of the month Faversham town centre is transformed into a bustling hub of activity as traders from across Kent head to Faversham to showcase a mixture of handmade crafts, antiques, bespoke pieces and locally sourced food and drink. Faversham is famous for it’s markets that offer the public a taste of a traditional shopping experience in the historic market town.
9:30am-4pm, Preston Street, Faversham, ME13 8NY, favershammarket.org
The Woman In Black, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, Tue 1 Nov – Sat 5 Nov
Critically acclaimed theatre production, The Women In Black is heading to Canterbury for a truly chilling performance. The critically acclaimed West End hit tells the story of lawyer, Arthur Kipps and his belief that he is cursed by a presence in the form of a women in black. The paranormal production a favourite of the West End stage since 1989 and the film adaption staring Daniel Radcliffe is the highest grossing British horror film to date. If you haven’t seen some form of Susan Hill’s gripping story this is the perfect opportunity! Are you brave enough?
7:30pm, Matinees (Tue, Thu & Sat) 2:30pm. Ticket prices: £16-£33. The Marlowe Theatre, The Friars, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AS, Box Office: 01303 760750, marlowetheatre.com
AND FOR THE DIARY!
The Cranbrook Art Show, The Vestry Hall, Cranbrook, Thu 10 Nov – Sat 12 Nov
Calling all art lovers! Enjoy a fascinating and eclectic mixture of painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and textile art from some of Kent’s talented professional artists. The three day show will help to raise the profile of local artists and craftsmen while also offering affordable art in the Christmas market.
Thu (10am-8pm) Fri (10am-5pm) Sat (10am-5pm), Vestry Hall, Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3HA, cranbrookartshow.org.uk
Country lifestyle luxury gift fair, Salomons Estate, Tunbridge Wells, 11 – 12 Nov
Pictured above are some of the boutique owners and artisan makers coming to the fair at Salomons Estate this month. There’s also a competition to win £50 worth of vouchers to spend on anything at the fair so Chrimbo could come cheap(ish) for you this year.
Salomons Estate, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0TG, countrylifestylefairs.co.uk
The Christmas Collective, The Royal Wells Hotel, Wed 16 Nov
The Christmas Collective is organised by indie giftware retailers – Emma from Little Mole Boutique, Emma from ‘Peas-in-a-Pod’ and Zoe from Ollie and Roo – and promises to be a stylish evening of shopping, sipping and socialising. These are all lovely local women who make stylish, affordable goodies (there’ll be 13 hand-picked Christmas collections from fab local businesses in total) and this pop up provides the perfect opportunity to kick start your Chrimbo shopping. Even better the proceeds from the £2 entry fee and raffle will all go to the Pickering Cancer Smile Fund. I’m in!
6pm-9pm, The Royal Wells Hotel, 59 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 8BE,