“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 […]

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 […]

Do you have what it takes to escape BAIT?

From October 20 to 31 the Assembly Hall will be hosting BAIT, an immersive horror experience that will test your courage to the limit. It is the first time the theatre has ever done anything like this and is a must for anyone over the age of 18 who is into the darker side of […]

The Princess Royal celebrates Benenden centenary

Last Thursday, Benenden School held its Centenary Global Conference. Titled ‘Inspiring Future Female Leaders’ the event saw HRH The Princess Royal in attendance, along with other high-profile alumnae who all gave keynote speeches as experts in their particular field. The Times of Tunbridge Wells was invited along to this very special historic event, which was […]

Sundays at Salomons

Salomons Estate, an exquisite country manor house nestled in Tunbridge Wells, is inviting visitors to savour a traditional British feast this summer. Throughout August on selected dates, Head Chef Daniel Yardley will treat guests to a delightful Sunday lunch, offering a delectable selection of seasonal dishes to be enjoyed either al fresco on the terrace […]

Say ‘I do’ with a view at Salomons Estate

SALOMONS Estate, a popular wedding venue in Tunbridge Wells, is responding to the increasing demand for outdoor ceremonies by expanding its array of options for brides and grooms-to-be. Nestled amongst the rolling countryside in Southborough, the Grade II listed Victorian manor house now offers the opportunity for couples to exchange their vows on the picturesque […]

Why this fantastic new festival is music to our ears

Our resident music guru Paul Dunton reveals the line-up for the much-anticipated Walled Garden Music Festival, which takes place at Tonbridge Castle over the weekends of September 9-10 and 16-17, and features some very famous names…   This September, a fantastic new music festival is coming to Tonbridge. The Walled Garden Music Festival is the […]

‘We aim to send everyone home toe-tapping and feeling lighter’

This Sunday evening, June 25, renowned jazz singer Claire Martin performs with the BBC Big Band at Benenden School’s stunning new events venue, Hemsted Park. Eileen Leahy caught up with the award-winning artist to discover how she got into the wonderful world of jazz and what the audience will love most about this very special […]


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