MON 18 - SUN 24 JUNE 2018
The Campfire Tales, The Canterbury Tales, May 17 – Aug 30
Popular visitor attraction The Canterbury Tales has just launched a new weekly programme of twilight storytelling events. The Campfire Tales will embrace the city’s ancient storytelling traditions; gather around a crackling campfire and listen to a storyteller recount the tales. Taking place every Thursday evening from May to August, in the Medieval Story Garden behind the attraction, stories will begin at 7pm. Don’t forget to bring your own cup! Free refills of tea, coffee and, hot chocolate available – let’s get cosy.
Sevenoaks Bookshop, Tues 19 & 21 – 22 June
This year marks Sevenoaks Bookshop 70th birthday and to celebrate they’ve got some brilliant events lined up for Independent Bookshop Week! On Tuesday 19th June, meet Toby Faber, an excellent speaker with wonderfully entertaining stories and anecdotes from the 90-year history of Faber and Faber, the eminent publishing house founded by his grandfather. Thursday 21st June is an exclusive school event with Philip Pullman, Pullman is the author of the bestselling, multi-award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy read by children and adults alike. Finishing off the week is the Bookshop Summer Party! On Friday 22nd June, 6:30-8:30 pm, grab a glass of fizz and receive 10% off their summer reading list.
CONFIDENCE Masterclass, Mum’s The Word, Wed 20 Jun
Another fab event in the pipeline from Mum’s The Word. This time it’s a masterclass with the awe-inspiring Alice and Phanella from The Step Up Club all about growing your confidence. Plus a very special panel discussion with the fabulous Gemma from Mutha.Hood & Vickie from INPOlife talking about their own confidence issues and how they overcame them. Tickets cost £22.50 each including a glass of fizz! Get your tickets quick as we have a feeling this one will be a sell-out.
Glorious Gardens Tour, Leeds Castle, Wed 20 Jun
Join the gardening team for a fascinating and fragrant walk through the Castle’s varied gardens. This walk will start by taking in the historic Barbican and newly replanted rockery area. Follow the meandering streams of the River Len through the Wood Garden and discover vibrant bursts of colour. See delicate borders on the Castle Island before visiting the Culpeper Garden, originally a kitchen garden but later transformed by Russell Page into a large walled cottage garden. The tour will conclude at the Lady Baillie Mediterranean Garden Terraces, opened in 1999 by HRH Princess Alexandra, Patron of the Leeds Castle Foundation.
Folking In The Strawberries, 21 June – 26 July
Don’t miss the family-friendly event Folking In The Strawberries taking place on 21st, 28th June and 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th July. Its a unique series of live music events run at Stonepitts Farm during the traditional strawberry fruiting season. Come along to pick your strawberries or raspberries, enjoy the natural beauty and share in some live music by local singer/songwriter Dan Clews.
Black Deer Festival of Americana & Country, Fri 22 – Sun 24 June
Black Deer is on a mission to bring the real Americana & Country music, and way of life, to the UK – expressed through a unique music festival. Here they promise the best of a bygone rural era, made relevant, right now. With wholesome food & drink, artisan wares and custom-built motorcycles, just some of the things – in addition to the music – paying homage to the cultural heritage of America. Taking place in picturesque Eridge Park.
Tunbridge Wells Vintage Fair, Squirrel Vintage, Sat 23 Jun
The upmarket and quality vintage fair in Tunbridge Wells is back, full of interesting and unusual pieces from beautiful vintage fashion from the 1920 to 1980s, antique jewellery, period home-ware and small furniture, original records and menswear, all carefully sourced from across the South East and London.
Medieval Re-enactment Weekend, Groombridge Place, Sat 23 & Sun 24 Jun
The Medieval Siege Society will be in the stunning grounds of Groombridge Place. Journey back to the Medieval era, explore the medieval village and meet the villagers, watch the archers practice and find out what life was like 700 years ago, for a fun action packed weekend which is not to be missed!
Hever’s Home Front, Hever Castle, Jun Sat 23 & Sun 24
Step back in time and revel in the spirit of wartime Britain at Hever’s 1940’s Home Front event! Enjoy such a truly immersive experience, from a swing dance in the vintage tea tent, with music from the vocalist Miss Annie, or maybe relive your childhood dreams of dressing up, but this time in authentic period costume and compete for the title of best dressed. If that isn’t your thing, the Home Front double decker bus, cleverly containing reconstructions of a 1940’s sitting room. There’ll also be a shop, authentic cooking displays, a replica of a bombed street and an air raid shelter.