2nd: Art Fair
Taking place in the New Beacon Centre, the International Art Fair will showcase artwork from 23 galleries – featuring pieces of the highest standard and diversity. Contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography will be on show as well as large sculptures in the school grounds. Running from the Friday to the Sunday, this event is the ideal way to kick start your June. Open from 11am each day, TOFS and Hush Heath will be on hand with refreshments, and there will be Dinesh Maharjan’s afternoon tea available as well food and beverages from Sulstons Kitchen.
3rd: Comedy Fix
Celebrate Susan Calman’s tenth year in comedy with her performance at The Trinity Theatre this month. Susan describes herself as “taller than a borrower but shorter than the average thirteen year old child” who “likes fine wines, kittens and walks along the beach.” Perfect for a girls’ night, The Calman before the Storm, starting at 8pm, is priced at £17 per ticket and open to anyone over the age of 16. The Edinburgh Festival Magazine described the show as “high energy throughout… never a dull moment for the audiences.” To buy tickets, visit www.trinitytheatre.net
3rd: Give it a Golf!
Try something new this month with FORE! Women – a female friendly golf taster session running from 2 to 4pm. King’s Hill Golf Course are hosting this event as an opportunity for novices and complete beginners to take their first steps in golf and be introduced to three basic golfing skills: putting, chipping and the long shots. With about 30 minutes spent on each skill with a professional golf coach, you’ll be guided closely as well as having time to have a go yourself. Refreshments are included and the session is priced at £5 per person. www.forewomen.co.uk
3rd: Glorious Gardens
Penshurst Place are hosting their annual Glorious Gardens celebration over the weekend of the 3rd. The event includes a head gardeners tour from Cory Furness as well artistic talent from Crowborough Arts who will be capturing the beauty of the garden as they work live. The events will also be followed by afternoon tea. The tour will cover the 11 acres of gardens and give an insight into the work of maintaining the grade I listed grounds. Tickets for the tour are limited and must be pre-booked at a price of £20 – all other activities are included in the standard admission price. For more information visit www.penshurstplace.com
4th: Comedic Genius
The Assembly Hall Theatre is hosting Al Murray the Pub Landlord: Let’s Go Backwards Together this June. The Evening Standard described Al Murray’s as “comedy creation at his best in these confusing political times.” The show, in which Al Murray embarks on a “common sense campaign to re-Great Britain” is priced at £17.50 and tickets are available to purchase at www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
7th: Regal Viewing
Royal Ballet: The Dream, Symphonic Variations, Marguerite & Armand is coming to Trinity Theatre. Choreographed by Frederick Ashton, and with music from Felix Mendelsshohn, César Franck and Franz Liszt, the mixed programme demonstrates the creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The performance is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s riotous A Midsummer Night’s Dream and features six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos. Tickets are £19 and available at www.trinitytheatre.net
16th: Joy Festival
Hosted by Groombridge Place, Joy Festival is the event you don’t want to miss this June. With a variety of carefully selected pop-up shops, a night market, food trucks and artists alongside a host of creative activities for all ages, Joy is an innovative, eclectic and unique festival that brings together the latest trends in creative shopping, gastronomy and lifestyle featuring three days of live music. Day, weekend, camping and VIP tickets are all available at www.joyfestival.co.uk
17th: Classic Contemporary
Renowned for the intimacy of their live performances, why not re-live some of Elbow’s classic songs such as Cast of Thousands and Leaders of the Free World at their gig at Bedgebury Pinetum this month. Not an opportunity to miss, Elbow’s rise over the past two decades has made them one of the biggest contemporary bands in British music. Specials guests will also include Steve Mason and Ed Harcourt. The arena opens at 6pm with live music starting at about 7.30pm. Tickets are £41.50 plus a £4.65 booking fee. Children under 5 enter free. www.elbow.co.uk
17th: Father’s Weekend
Taking place on the weekend of the 17th June and running over both days, A Weekend for Dad at Penshurst Place is centred on a theme of the Roman army during the invasion of Britain in 43AD. Hands on History are giving a public workshop using a select group of young visitor volunteers to demonstrate how soldiers would use roman shield formations. Ideal for all the family, the event promises to be both education and enjoyable for all. There will also be a military headwear helmet game as well a variety of photo opportunities. The day runs from 11am to 5pm and full information is available at www.penshurstplace.com
17th: 100 Voices
Debra Stephenson’s Night of 100 Voices is arriving at the Assembly Hall Theatre for a night of live music and comedy entertainment. The event is designed to take the audience on a nostalgic journey through decades of popular music, paying tribute to many of the worlds’ favourite singers – including Billy Holliday, Paloma Faith Barbara Streisand and Adele. Starting at 7.30pm, tickets are £18 at www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
18th: Father’s Fun
Salomon’s are hosting a day of activities for Father’s Day this year.
Treat Dad to a delicious BBQ, hog roast and mini beer festival on the terrace whilst listening to live music! There’s also a free pint of ale for all dads. All activities, including food, will be available throughout the day, from midday to 4pm at a small price. Lawn games and penalty shootout are free of charge. For more information visit
24th: Family Festival
Running since 1970 and almost at its 50th year, The Sevenoaks Summer Festival is running from the 24th June until July 9th and includes a variety of comedy, dance, drama, magic,
and vocal festivities. With a bit of everything, from jazz workshops to an open mic night and the annual photography exhibition, this is the perfect chance to get a large group together and find a little something for everyone. More details, including individual event pricing and tickets, is available at www.sevenoaksfestival.org.uk
24th: Track Treats
Treat someone this month to a fish & chip supper at Kent & East Sussex Railway. Board from Tenterden at 6pm ready for a 6.30pm departure. Your chosen meal will be served on departure and there’s opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, glass of wine or a glass of locally brewed beer at the at-seat trolley service towards Bodiam (additional charge applies.) At Bodiam station, the Cavell Van and Gift Shop will be open before the train returns to Tenterden for a 9.15pm arrival. You can choose from cod or haddock with chips or jumbo sausage, chicken or vegetarian spring roll with chips. Advanced booking is required at www.kesr.org.uk – adult tickets are £25.20 and children £19.80.
25th: Summer Starter
The Welcome to Summer event at Bewl Water, taking place on Sunday 25th of June from 11am to 6pm promises to be a fun filled day in the beautiful country settings. Activities include pedalos and row-ing boats, a 45 foot inflatable obstacle course, mini ranger cars, penalty shoot-out, live music as well as a Pimm’s stand, ice cream stands and BBQ selling tasty hot dogs and burgers. Booking is not essential for the event, but you can register your interest online at www.bewlwater.co.uk. Some events may require a small charge and parking is £2.
25th: Vintage Finds
Running from 11am to 4.30pm and priced at £5 per entry, this colourful Summer Vintage Fair at Chiddingstone Castle includes stalls, refreshments, dancing and entertainment, all with a vintage theme. Ideal for all the family, children can enter for £1, and under 5s are free. For full details on how you can celebrate the byegone days in style, visit www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk
25th: A night at the Opera
As part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival, A Night at the Opera – a selection of opera chorus-es, in association with Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society, will be held at the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks. The evening will be conducted
by Robyn Sevastos, the music director of the society since 2002. In addition to her role with Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society, she is currently music director of London Opera Productions among others – not one to miss! For full details, visit www.sevenoaks-philharmonic.org.uk