Culture Hub (August)

Culture Hub (August)

Take the plunge

Bring your sports drink and grab an energy bar, TL Sports Triathlon is coming to Bewl Water!

Situated near the picturesque town of Lamberhurst, pro and aspiring triathletes are set to compete as they swim, ride, and run against each other in the most gruelling and fun contest there is. A classic competition in an iconic setting, this bucket-list race is a must for all British triathletes and will be taking place on August 7. Athletes can choose between three races: sprint (750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run), standard (1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run), and Relay Team where teams can compete in groups of two or three in either the sprint or standard race.

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Triathlon at Bewl water

Under starters orders

Lingfield Racecourse continues its season of summer racing, live music and fun family days out throughout the month of August. On the first weekend (August 6) 80s pop legends the Human League perform a medley of their hits. Then on Monday August 15 there will be a family race day with the option of upgrading your tickets with either a fish and chips meal or an afternoon tea (prices start from £27 per person). On Saturday August 20 the race course will also host an 80s Revival Night in aid of Falklands veterans. Admission starts at £25 per person or you can upgrade to a Pimms & pizza ticket for £35.

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Running wilde

Laugh out loud as Changeling Theatre bluff and bluster their way through Oscar Wilde’s satirical masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest. Performing at the historic grounds of Penshurst Place on August 12, Robert Forknall directs the story of two eligible bachelors, Jack and Algy in love with two women who conveniently claim to only love men named Ernest! As the pair create alter egos called Ernest to win their hearts, they quickly become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise, and hysterical misadventure in a struggle to keep up with their own stories. The talented cast will perform in the outdoor theatre and guests are encouraged to bring their own seating and a blanket or two. Doors open at 5:30pm and an array of delicious food will be available to purchase from the bar before it’s curtains up at 7pm.

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Penshurst Garden

Boogie wonderland

After a night of disco, house, and dance classics? Join the legendary Tunbridge Wells Forum on August 13 for a night of old school bangers all played on vinyl! Best known for his work with Fatboy Slim as well as his own massive 2000 UK No.1 chart hit Because of You, DJ Richard Scanty joins international DJ Markus Holler for a fantastic night fit for enthusiastic clubbers of all ages. This party sells out every month so don’t delay buying a ticket which costs £8. (Entry Requirements: 18+)


Happily ever after

Let your hair down in a brand-new pantomime adaptation of the popular fairy tale ‘RAPUNZEL’. Scott Ritchie Productions proudly presents this exciting, and fun tangled musical adventure at the Assembly Hall Theatre playing between August 19 – August 21. With a wicked witch, a feisty heroine, a tap-dancing horse and a host of adventures, Rapunzel promises to be a vibrant take on a classic and much-loved story. Expect spectacular song and dance and jokes a-plenty in the family show of the year.

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Rapunzel Theatre Play

Summer lovin’

Summer might be short and sweet in the UK, but boy do we know how to make the most of it… by moving everything outside, including the movies!

Head over to The Green Duck Emporium on August 20 for a sing-along evening of seventies smash hit musical, Grease! Enjoy irresistible treats from the fully stocked bar and don’t forget to bring a blanket or two to keep warm before the film starts at approximately 8.45pm. More of a Dirty Dancing kind of gal? Book tickets for August 27 instead.



Wine not?

Fancy treating your tastebuds to some top-notch wine? Just a short seven-minute walk from Eridge Station, Wildwood Vineyard has teamed up with Spa Valley Railway for a laid-back afternoon sipping on the good stuff. On August 20, make your way to Tunbridge Wells West Station to board the 11:55 Spa Valley Railway to travel to Eridge before you indulge in a fabulous wine tasting experience with the award-winning vineyard. Enjoy the Bishop Odo Bacchus 2021, Thieving Badger Regent 2021 and Blanc de Noirs 2019 sparkling as you learn a little about wine appreciation.

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Faith trust, and pixie dust

Fly to Neverland this summer as Concord Theatricals Ltd’s dazzling musical production, Peter Pan, takes centre stage at Tonbridge Castle on August 20. Bursting with magic, mischief, music, and make-believe, get ready to set sail for an unforgettable adventure the whole family will love in this funny and moving version of a much-loved story. Tickets start from £10 (children) and a special family rate discount of £40 (two adults and two children).



Did you know?

Peter Pan didn’t wear all green. That’s partly a Disney invention. In the original stage productions he was said to wear auburns, tans, browns and cobwebs!



A truly british bank holiday

Throughout August

After a leisurely afternoon treat this bank holiday? Head over to Salomons Estate to enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea – alfresco style!

A popular spot for the British tradition, guests can enjoy deliciously sweet homemade treats, delicate finger cut sandwiches, buttery scones, and a glass of bubbles all whilst soaking up some sunshine overlooking 36 acres of stunning scenery. For more mouth-watering eats this summer, head over to The Terrace at One Warwick Park Hotel and try their delicious charcuterie board –  a must for those sunny afternoon catchups with friends.


People having tea

A whole lotta soul

As Smokey Robinson once said, ‘Once you’re a Motown artist you’re always a Motown artist’. And we say, ‘Once you’re a Motown fan you’re always a Motown fan’!  Between 1960-1969 there were 79 Motown records in the top 10 of the Billboard 100. Each of these hits still resonates today, full of passion, meaning and truth. ‘No Town Like Motown’, a celebration of the music genre, pays homage to the artistes, the songs and the sounds that forever changed the musical landscape of the world. Join The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle on August 27 as they revisit all the essential Motown anthems from “My Girl” to “My Guy” and many between. It’s an era, in one night.



Did you know?

Before he made it big managing acts like The Miracles, Berry Gordy III, the founder of Motown Records, was a professional boxer. He participated in 15 Golden Glove matches between 1948 and 1951 and won



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