A sense of history

The Leicester Arms is now one of the area’s must-visit pubs – to dine, drink and stay in – courtesy of the period property’s incredible makeover. Its owner, Brakspear has spent over £1.2million collaborating with their new tenants and operators Little & Large Pub Company in order to relaunch The Leicester Arms in Penshurst. The […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

A sparkling success

James Viner selects his top bottles of fizz for the festive season…   The bubbly season is here again! It has to be fizz for New Year’s Eve. As we say goodbye to 2023, it’s a consoling thought that every waking second on the planet there are sparkling wine corks being popped in expectation and […]

‘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 […]

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… […]

Take the time to slow down at Christmas

In her regular feature, Times wellbeing guide, Lucy Parker, from Flow Tunbridge Wells, invites you to slow down and smell the Christmas roses!   Have you noticed how things tend to speed up in mid-December as we all race towards the finishing line of Christmas Day? Although, of course, there is no line and it’s […]


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