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MON 23 - SUN 29 SEP

Free Toddler Club, Wildwood Trust, Every Mon & Thurs During School Term Time

Wildwood’s free toddler club for pre-school children in the Beaver Lodge Cafe. There’s a different activity every week from crafts and games to walks and animal talks. Every Monday & Thursday during term time: 10.30am – 12pm.

Tunbridge Wells Food Month, Various Locations, Until 28 Sep

In the space of four weeks, the town is hosting two Food Festivals, four markets and a Beer Weekend. The lineup is: The Pantiles Harvest Food Festival with live music and cooking demos, 14 – 15 Sep. The new Farmer’s Market in Market Square accessed by Camden Road or walk through Royal Victoria Place via The Food Count Entrance on Sat 14 & Sat 28.  Tunbridge Wells Beer Weekend talking place across the town with beer tastings, talks and quizzes! Crawl between Fuggles, The George, Sankey’s, The Bedford, The Guinea and more on Thurs 5 – Sun 8 Sep to join the fun. Last but not least, The RTW Food and Drink Festival in Calverley Grounds, don’t miss this FREE family event with cooking demos and talks, taster menus and even a street food area, all happening 21 & 22 Sep.

Sevenoaks Literary Festival, Various Locations, 23 Sep – 3 Oct

The Sevenoaks Literary Festival brings the brightest and best of current authors to Sevenoaks. Taking place over a period of two weeks from the end of September to the beginning of October, the Festival’s events and other talks – including an afternoon literary tea – are held at various venues throughout the town. The Festival is distinguished by a stream of excellent speakers; Kate Williams, Henry Hemming, Andrew Lownie, Julia Lovell and Lemn Sissay to just mention a few! For the full line-up… 

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Trinity Theatre, Tues 24 Sep

Quentin Tarantino’s tale of a TV-Western actor and his stunt double and how they collide with the Manson Family in the Hollywood of 1969. Escape the crowds at the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells, grab your girlfriends and have a drink at the bar before the show. Book your tickets now:

Curious Curry Night, The Curious Eatery, Boughton Monchelsea, Thurs 26 Sep

From traditional curries to Curious curries, don’t miss this treat for the senses! Muddy loves this fab restaurant, set up in what was a disused pub in Boughton Monchelsea, so south of Maidstone and just north of Sutton Valence. The immediate surrounds are quite suburban – basically it’s off the beaten track and the kind of place that you’d never stumble across unless you’d heard about it from word-of-mouth. But inside is an outstanding restaurant (Finalist in Best Restaurant in Kent in 2019 Muddy Awards) and they also organise much-sought after Secret Supper Clubs. But can you take the heat? Call the Eatery to book on 01622 299359. 

Well Woman Event, Saloman’s Estate, Thurs 26 Sep

Don’t miss the Well Woman Event at Salomon’s Estate this September! It’ll be an evening of motivational talks delivered by women’s health specialists to discuss health, hormones and general well-being. Have the chance to mingle with likeminded women and have a mini massage. Leave with a goodie bag full of products and offers and even have the chance to win a signed copy of The Natural Health Bible for Women by Dr Marilyn Glenville. To book your place email:, only £15. 

Canterbury Food & Drink Festival, Dane John Gardens, Fri 27 – Sun 29 Sept
The Canterbury Food and Drink Festival returns with two stages of live music, delicious street food, a festival bar, a kids area (hello fun fair rides!), a bar (you’ll know where we’ll be) and shopping in the Produce in Kent area. Pop down to Dane John Gardens and eat your heart out! Did we mention it was FREE?

Gin Festival, Bluewater, Fri 27 – Sun 29 Sep

This September, Bluewater will hold its first ever Gin Festival! Award-winning mixologists will be serving delicious cocktails whilst experts from the country’s best gin makers will be leading masterclasses and workshops. Immerse yourself in the world of gin and find out more about some of the UK’s top distilleries including Griffiths Brothers, Hinch Distillery, Silent Pool, Macmyra, Gin & Jones and local Kent distillers, Copper Rivet.  Book your tickets now! Get a free G&T on arrival and a commemorative Glencairn Crystal gin and tonic glass to take home: 

Design-Your-Own Accessory, Elvis & Kresse, Tonge Mill, Sat 28 Sep

Elvis & Kresse, is the incredibly cool brand that makes luxury bags and goodies from reclaimed materials (you read about them here before, remember?). They are hugely current, have a big cult following being an eco-friendly, sustainable business. Now it’s your chance to learn how to make and design your own luxury accessory in Elvis & Kresse’s very own workshop at Tonge Mill. On 28 Sep, choose between the wide selection of leather colours and textures, then design and assemble your very own piece. The crafts team at Elvis & Kresse will the finish your piece and send it out to you in their wonderful reclaimed packaging. Including a light lunch. Spaces are limited, book now!  

Screening: Fleabag, Curzon Cinema, Canterbury, Sat 28 & Sun 29 Sep

If you didn’t snaffle tickets for Phoebe Waller Bridge’s brilliantly dark comedy Fleabag on the West End, you’re in luck as it’s being screened to Curzon Cinemas in Canterbury.

The Big Day Event Tipis Wedding Fair, Whitstable, Sun 29 Sep

Big Day Event Tipis is a homegrown Kentish businesses who love parties and weddings and are the BEST people to consult when it comes to putting on a perfect show for you and your guests. Their skilled team design and build magical tipi spaces for your Big Day – be it a wedding, birthday or just a good ol’ big bash. They cover events across the South East but are happy to travel nationwide if you had somewhere further afield in mind. If you’re planning your Big Day, don’t miss their Alternative Wedding Fair on Sun 29 Sep! Experience their Coastal Meadow Tipi Wedding Venue on the Whitstable coastline with breath taking sunsets and uninterrupted sea views, it’s a tipi wedding experience like no other. On the day you can meet with some of Kent’s finest artisan wedding suppliers from styling your venue to finding the right Photographer. You’ll be welcomed with a complimentary drink and Big Day Events Tipis will be on hand to chat about the wonderful plans you have for your Big Day and offer advice on their Giant Tipis (available to hire at your chosen location). Book your free tickets now: 

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