Tuning up for an exciting new season of music concerts

This coming Saturday (October 14), Tonbridge Music Club’s 61st season gets underway. Here, member and spokesperson Rachel Davies tells the Times what’s on the bill…   The nights are drawing in and autumn is here, and happily that means that Tonbridge Music Club’s 2023/24 Season is about to begin. This year is its 61st and […]

Revealing the next chapter for this popular local literary festival…

This Friday and Saturday (October 13 and 14) the Cranbrook Literature Festival returns for its fourth edition. Its Director Christine Newman tells Eileen Leahy more about the event, which was once biennial, but thanks to its success will now be held annually. She also reveals the authors on the literary bill for 2023…   The […]

Say ‘yamas’ to the fine wines of Greece

This week Times Drinks Editor James Viner chooses four delicious drops from a country whose wines are enjoying something of a renaissance…   This week, I raise a toast to the brilliant wines of renascent Greece! The country’s winemaking history goes back thousands of years, but its revival only began in the early 1990s, when […]

Skinners’ students have set their designs on an architectural future

Kent-based homebuilder Millwood Designer Homes has rewarded the exceptional academic achievements of two Tunbridge Wells secondary school students. The Times finds out more…   Earlier this month, Aniyanth Kannan and Samuel Schipper from The Skinners’ School were presented with two prestigious prizes by Millwood Designer Homes at The Assembly Hall Theatre. Millwood’s annual student design […]

Win tickets to Christmas at Bewl Water

Bewl Water, the largest reservoir in southeast England, is offering one lucky family the opportunity to win free tickets for their brand-new festive experience – Christmas at Bewl Water, set to open its doors to the public on November 18. Following the buzz created by the sale of hundreds of tickets online earlier this month, […]

Tickets go on sale for Christmas at Bewl Water

Residents of Kent and Sussex are in for a festive treat this Christmas season, as tickets for a brand-new experience at Bewl Water, southeast England’s largest reservoir, have just been released. Nestled in the picturesque village of Lamberhurst, a mere 20-minute drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells, Bewl Water is set to host a grand celebration, […]

Fitness fun takes over at Bewl Water

Tucked away on the edges of Kent and Sussex in Lamberhurst, Bewl Water – the largest reservoir in southeast England – is getting ready for a month of exciting events that guarantee a healthy dose of fitness-friendly fun. Famous for its popular activities both in and out of the water, such as adventure play, laser […]

Discover heritage hotspots on your doorstep

Be a tourist in your own area for free during the forthcoming Heritage Open Days events, which are taking place in and around Tunbridge Wells from September 8-17. Eileen Leahy caught up with the local event’s co-organiser Caroline Auckland to discover the wonderful historic and cultural gems we can discover for free next month…   […]

Family fun this bank holiday weekend…

Whether you’re seeking delicious dining experiences or action-packed adventures, this picturesque town has something for everyone. Here’s a rundown of the must-visit places and their offerings for a memorable bank holiday weekend…   Salomons Estate Nestled amongst 36 acres of lush gardens, Salomons Estate, a charming Victorian country manor house, invites families to enjoy a […]

Try these scrumptious wines for your bank holiday barbecue

The summer bank holiday is nearly upon us. I’ve decided to dust down the barbecue, grill up a storm for my family and relish some delectable wines on the patio. Splendid enjoyed in the late summer sunshine, these joyful, tasty wines are perfect with the sizzling flavours of your barbecue faves. Happy grilling and chilling […]


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