Here is a monthly roundup of socials and other events across our part of the world.
Hever Castle became a riot of colour as 2,500 people took part in the second Run or Dye event of the year in the area. Runners and walkers were showered with environmentally friendly dye in the grounds of the castle for the ‘world’s most colourful 5km’. Participants and spectators also enjoyed a range of other related games and activities, and an after-party, the ‘famous’ Dye Festival, in aid of Help for Heroes and other good causes.
To celebrate Kent College, Pembury’s birthday, internationally renowned actor Clarke Peters visited the establishment to meet with pupils before giving a lecture to staff, students and the local community. During his time at the school, Clarke held a screen acting master classes with pupils and also met the school’s newspaper team.
Sackville School families, alumni and the local community came together to make the school’s first autumn fair a great success when it was held in the school’s grounds. Throughout the day there were plenty of activities, including a football tournament, dance workshops, pony rides and a bouncy castle. The Fun Dog Show was a particular hit, with prizes presented by special guest, actor Richard Attlee, who plays Kenton Archer in BBC Radio 4’s long running serial, The Archers.
Organised by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council in conjunction with the Tonbridge and Malling Leisure Trust, around 70 children with special needs from five different schools attended the 2015 Discovery Day event at the Angel Centre in Tonbridge. Throughout the day, children took part in a wide range of sporting activitiesincluding boccia, trampolining, Zumba, judo and cheerleading. The event was opened by mayor of Tonbridge and Malling, Cllr Owen Baldock, who even joined in with the activities.
PASSION FOR FASHION
To showcase their new autumn/winter collections, ladies fashion retailer Caroline Charles held a style event at their store in Tunbridge Wells. Caroline herself talked about her inspirations and the storyboard significance in creating the styles that make up the collection, while guests enjoyed fizz and macaroons before browsing the new collections.
Celebrating later life and new challenges was the theme of an event on National Older People’s Day. Organisations joined forces to raise awareness of the ‘services, support and opportunities’ available in Tunbridge Wells, at the Baptist church. The event was organised by Elaine Ferris, of the Good Care Group and Symone Salwan of Home Instead, with Good Neighbours in Tunbridge Wells. “We were delighted that Greg Clark MP was happy to take time out of his busy schedule to support the event, speaking to every exhibitor to thank them for the work they do,” says Mrs Ferris.