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FRI 22 - SUN 24 JUNE 2018

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.

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.

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