Dozen primary schools storm Tonbridge castle for music weekend

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THE Tonbridge Music Weekend will see more than a dozen primary schools performing at the Castle for the first time this Friday [July 6].

Hillview School for Girls is hosting its inaugural Primary Schools Art Fair at the Castle.

The children will be singing and dancing on an outdoor stage from 10am to 3.30pm.

Charlotte Pope of Hillview described the inaugural event as a ‘fun day of celebration of the arts, a very important part of our curriculum that helps build students’ confidence and expression’.

There will be workshops, stalls, face painters and other activities throughout the day.

The schools are: Amherst, Bishops Down, Brenchley & Matfield, Cranbrook, East Peckham, Goudhurst & Kilndown, Greenfields, Loose, Mereworth, Pembury, Ryarsh and Stocks Green.

Tickets are available for £5.50 – free for under-fives – from or

In the evening, Hospice in the Weald are staging a fundraising disco called ‘Castle Anthems’ at the Castle from 6.30-10.30pm, featuring DJs Markus and Richard Marshall, who host the ‘Boogie Nights’ events at The Forum in Tunbridge Wells.

Tickets cost £10 (over-18s only) and are available from or on the door.

Saturday night sees the return of Soul Legends for a sold-out show. They will be supported by the Skatonics, a Kent based ska-reggae band who start the evening off at 7pm.

The public are invited to bring their own picnics and drinks to both evening shows.

The event will not continue into Sunday this year because of cancellations but the organisers hope to return to three days next year.

For more information and to book tickets, visit

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