All the right ingredients

Located in the pretty market town of West Malling, Kent, St Leonard’s is a modern British restaurant offering seasonal dining from chef Tom Genty and General Manager Terry Brouet. The elegant, relaxed space was opened in summer 2021, showcasing exciting menus that champion bold British and European flavours, made using the best local produce on […]

Cathy Newman and Liz Earle amongst latest authors announced for TW Lit Fest

Whether it’s Cathy Newman sharing stories of inspiring women, Liz Earle offering her secrets to a happier life, or Simon James Green reminding us of the powerful potential of storytelling, TW Lit Fest has an event to offer readers of every generation, celebrating the list of lessons that can be learnt in each new novel. […]

Trinity celebrates the life and work of David Bowie with this new exhibition…

From today, January 10, until Saturday January 21, Trinity Theatre will host a new exhibition celebrating the work and influences of the late David Bowie. Entitled Bowie: Inner Circle it will feature the work of local artist Guy Portelli and also that of painter Chris Myers who both celebrate the legacy and cultural impact of […]

What will be trending in the local food and drink scene in 2024?

Produced in Kent, an organisation which champions the county’s finest producers and products, has curated a special trends list for 2024. Eileen Leahy savours a taste of what it believes will be big news for our tastebuds this year… The leading local food and drink trade organisation, Produced in Kent, is at the forefront of […]

‘We enjoy being part of such a fun family tradition’

Wicked Productions, which was founded by Tom Swift from Tunbridge Wells, has just launched its Christmas panto, Aladdin, at the EM Forster Theatre in Tonbridge. Here, Edward Turner who is playing the main role and Etheria Chan who’s cast as Princess Jasmine tell the Times all about the fun and frolics of their show for […]

Christmas cheers: Choosing wines to make your celebrations extra special

Christmas sparkle Pre-dinner drinks are traditionally sparkling, so the first question is rosé or not rosé? The second question is English or not? The list of sparkling options is enormous so you could go for something you really like, or perhaps treat yourself by trading up. For example, if you enjoy the non-vintage from a […]

‘Macbeth is an amazing opportunity to show so many aspects of the human condition…’

Trinity Theatre Club kicks off its run of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy Macbeth today (October 18). Here, actor Matt Springett, who plays the troubled and complex title character, tells the Times how this talented theatrical troupe are putting their own stamp on this classic play, which he says promises to captivate audiences at Trinity until October […]

Grape expectations to be found at this stunning local vineyard

Squerryes hosts its October Oyster Festival this Saturday (October 14) and is also offering wine lovers the opportunity to participate in a harvest tour. Eileen Leahy finds out more about these special events…   Squerryes Vineyard will be throwing open its doors to visitors this coming Saturday (October 14), between 12pm and 5pm to enjoy […]

A round of applause for this talented theatre company returning to its creative roots…

This coming Saturday (October 7), a new programme of accessible family theatre kicks off at the Civic Centre in Southborough. Julie Oliver from the Applause Rural Touring troupe, who are curating the bill, tells Eileen Leahy all about this new initiative in association that’s happening in association with Southborough Town Council…   Applause Rural Touring […]


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