Meet the women taking the lead in the wine world

Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, SO Drinks Editor James Viner picks five of his favourite wines made by influential, trailblazing women in the wine world… 1. 2022 Yalumba Y Series Viognier, Australia (£8.75, Tesco) In the 1960s, the heady, floral, lowish-acid white grape variety Viognier (pronounced ‘vee-yon-yay’) was almost extinct. However, Georges […]

Schubert concert to deliver authentic experience with historic instruments

Tunbridge Wells is set to welcome an intimate concert celebrating the music and repertoire of renowned Austrian compose Franz Schubert and his friend Franz Paul Lachner on March 24. The 3pm concert will be performed by horn virtuoso Ursula Paludan Monberg, soprano Kate Semmens and the fortepiano-playing Steven Devine in the music room at Waterdown […]

Make your pillars your own!

Lucy Parker of FLOW Tunbridge Wells reviews the pillars of wellbeing she has outlined over the past five weeks and suggests how you can put them into practice… There we have it, five pillars for your ultimate health and happiness, laid out for you week by week with some top tips on how to explore […]

Amelia exhibition shows the power of girls today

A moving and powerful photography exhibition about childhood, hope and fear has opened at The Amelia Scott. Being Inbetween features the work of award-winning photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn and contains 90 images of young girls aged between 9 and 13 from across the UK. The images are being shown in the South East for the first […]

Suspicious minds: So, whodunnit in this Christie classic?

From Wednesday February 28 to Saturday March 2, Trinity Theatre Company will be putting on its performance of Agatha Christie’s whodunnit classic A Murder is Announced. Here, the cast gather conspiratorially to reveal more about the play and its fascinating plot… Nothing out of the ordinary ever happens in Chipping Cleghorn, a quintessentially English village […]

“We deeply believe in the importance of taking time to look after yourself”

BlendFit Retreats was recently created by personal trainer and fitness educator Sarah Gorman with the help of her friend and fellow businesswoman Sam Hipperson. Here the pair tell Eileen Leahy all about their second BlendFit Retreat which takes place in East Sussex over the weekend of March 1-4 and promises to be an exceptional experience […]

Build on these five pillars for your foundations of wellbeing…

Join Times wellbeing guide, Lucy Parker, from Flow Tunbridge Wells, for the next six weeks as she helps you to build your own five wellbeing pillars to abide by for a happier, healthier you In the first part of my new six-week feature, I’m going to discuss the five pillars you live your life by, […]

Seeking comfort and joy this festive season

In her regular column, Lucy Parker of Flow Tunbridge Wells has some advice for those struggling with the stress of Christmas… Let’s face it, life can feel challenging, and no one can deny we are currently in the thick of some extremely dark times globally. War, economic and environmental crises are all on our doorstep […]

Having an absolute ball

For the first time in its history Trinity Theatre is putting on a Christmas pantomime (oh yes it is!) Cinderella is currently running until New Year’s Eve and according to its Director, West End star Hywel Dowsell, it promises to be a fun and fast-paced show that everyone will enjoy as he tells Eileen Leahy… […]

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 […]


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