Molly Miller’s edit of the month’s most entertaining events happening in October.
DID YOU KNOW?
Mostly we think of the term ‘fall’ as an American reference to the autumn season but rather surprisingly it actually originated in England in the 17th century from the phrase ‘fall of the leaf’.
As the air turns crisp and we say our final goodbyes to summer, pack your walking boots and head over to Hever Castle where you’ll be met by glorious displays of autumn colour. Rich yellow, red, and orange leaves will form the backdrop to the garden’s magnificent line-up of events including weekly tours and workshops with head gardener Neil Miller along with an immersive self-guided trail that will unveil the unique and unusual trees of the grounds as they turn from green to gold, orange, and red.
More information can be found on: www.hevercastle.co.uk/whats-on/
OCTOBER 7 – 16
Following the success of last year’s event which raised an incredible £5,000, West Kent Mind will be hosting another silent auction this October running from 7 – 16 and the charity is hoping to make it even bigger and better! Encouraging more people to bid on amazing prizes to help local people suffering with mental health, donations include paddleboarding lessons, pamper treatments, holiday vouchers, dining experiences and more.
If you’d like to show your support, prize donations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If it’s free flowing drinks you’re after, then The Grey Lady is the place to be on October 8. Head over to The Pantiles where the music lounge, known for its eclectic line-up, will be hosting a bottomless brunch with live music. Enjoy two delicious courses washed down with 90 minutes’ worth of limitless prosecco. Even better? It’s all in the name of charity.
Tickets cost £35 and can be bought from www.hospicesofhope.co.uk/Event/bottomless-brunch-tw
On Wednesday (October 12), Russell Kane’s bringing his gut-punch funny, award-winning take on the last two years to Assembly Hall Theatre. Hailed as The Guardian’s Number 1 comedy performance to come out of 2020, this high-octane show brings nuclear-energy belly laughs and pant-wetting observations which prove laughter really is the best medicine.
Head over to https://assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk/ to book your tickets which cost from £26.25
DID YOU KNOW?
Russell Kane was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Comedy Awards four times before he actually won the prize in 2010. That same year he also won Melbourne Comedy’s Barry award and made history as a result.
Immerse yourself in the haunted myths and legends of Ightham Mote as you trail through a very special after-hours tour of the house on October 13. Travel back to the 1800s when a group of ill-fated medical students make a gruesome discovery hidden in the walls of the great hall. Join them as they explore the house and brace yourselves for a few shocks along the way!
Sessions begin at 6.30pm, 7.00pm, 7.30pm, 8.00pm and 8.30pm.
Learn how the fashion industry is calling existing practices into question in this brilliantly put together exhibition at The Amelia Scott running from October 21 – November 25. Body Beautiful – Diversity on the Catwalk examines how fashion creatives are embracing inclusivity and body positivity, exploring themes such as size, gender, age, race, and disability. See pivotal garments from designers including Max Mara, Ferragamo, Ashish, Vivienne Westwood, Pam Hogg, Dries Van Noten and Jean Paul Gaultier in these free, all day events.
OCTOBER 22 – 30
Treat the kids to a spook-tastic feast of fun for the half term holidays (October 22 – 30) at The Hop Farm. Get into the spooky spirit and dress up in your best fancy dress costumes before enjoying a host of scarily good rides, a Halloween trail and some tricks and treats along the way!
TRICK OR TREAT
OCTOBER 29 & 30
Packed full of slapstick comedy, magic, and mayhem, Spa Valley’s Trick or Treat Express is set to be another sell-out show. Taking place on October 29 and 30 and departing from Tunbridge Wells West, Radtastic Theatre will kickstart the fun with a wacky experiment or two, before boarding the steam hauled trick or treat express. Along the way, Dr Frankenslime will hand out activity packs to keep the little monsters entertained as they journey through the haunted countryside to Eridge station where the mad doctor will show the ghouls and ghosts how to make his famous, glow in the dark slime!
Grab your tickets from https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/