October Calendar

Thats All Folks

1st » That’s All Folks!
Taking place over four days, from Thursday October 1 to Sunday October 4 is Tenterden’s Folk Festival 2015. Events will include an English barn dance, concerts, sing-a-rounds, music sessions, folk clubs, special shows, a craft fair and street stalls. There will also be hundreds of Morris men and women and other folk dancers that will take to the streets of the town centre to display their talent. This weekend is full of fun for all the family.

For more information visit www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

All Manor of Things

7th » All Manor of Things
It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas, so if you want to grab some fabulous gifts and designer bargains, visit the NSPCC Autumn Fair at Barnsgate Manor in Herons Ghyll.Browse stalls selling children’s toys, cards, stationery, puzzles, cashmere, books, art and homewares, before enjoying coffee, cake and other refreshments. The ever-popular gently used jewellery and bags stall also returns again this year, where you can find designer items at a fraction of their original price.

Entry costs £2.50 and the fair is open from 10.30am to 3.30pm. southlondonandsoutheast@nspcc.org.uk

Cranbrook Core

10th » Cranbrook Core
The annual apple fair in Cranbrook returns to the town for its ninth year, this time with hints of a nautical theme. From 10am until 4pm, head to the High Street to see apple pressing, musical displays, Morris dancing and a range of military
and agricultural vehicles. Sample local ciders, browse gift stalls and even have a go at apple bobbing!

From more information, email info@cranbrookapplefair.co.uk

Hit the Floor

10th » Hit the Floor
Put on your best party dress and head over to Salomons Estate in Tunbridge Wells for a night of dinner and dancing. Start the evening with drinks and canapés followed by a delicious two course meal, wine and coffee. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes so you can show off your best moves on the floor. This will be a night you’re sure to remember and it’s all in aid of Hospices of Hope. Tickets cost £40 per person and the evening starts at 7pm finishing at midnight.

For more information and to book call 01959 525 110 or visit www.hospicesofhope.co.uk

Puppet Masters

10th » Puppet Masters
Kent’s first puppetry festival comes to Tunbridge Wells, giving people the chance to see world-class puppetry and animation artists from all over the UK and Europe in action. Opened by Joey, the star of War Horse, the day will comprise of free and ticketed shows taking place across the town. In addition, visitors can enjoy free outdoor performances throughout the day on The Pantiles including traditional Punch & Judy and other street art performances.

For more information and to book visit www.twpuppetryfestival.org or call 01892 678 678

Moon Market

18th » Moon Market
From Friday October 16 to Sunday October 18, visit The Pantiles and celebrate the Harvest Moon. The market will feature seasonal foods and drinks, traditional craft demonstrations and craft and clothing stalls selling products made from natural fibres, wood and metals mined from the land. The stage will host acoustic folk music to celebrate the harvest and each evening at 6pm everyone can join together at tables for the harvest supper. Children can enjoy storytelling, with tales of superstition, folklore and fairy tales along with demonstrations such as bread kneading and butter making.

For timings and information visit www.marketsquaregroup.co.uk

Appley-Ever-After

18th » Appley ever after
Pippins farm in Tunbridge Wells is hosting their annual Apple Day. The orchard is open to the public so you can go and see apples being pressed into juice and take some fresh juice away with you. There are also tours around the orchard and lots of apple games in the farmyard for children including ten pin bowling, bagatelle, and throwing apples through hoops. There will be plenty of refreshments as well as a hog roast making for a brilliant day all round. Entry costs £4 for adults and starts at 11am.

For more information visit www.pippinsfarm.co.uk

Beer Bonanza

23rd » Beer Bonanza
Back and bigger than ever, the Camra Beer & Cider Festival and Autumn Diesel Gala takes place over this weekend at the Spa Valley Railway. There will be 90 ales available and 25 ciders. Trains, beer and cider from early in the morning until late evening will be on offer, as well as the renowned barbecue which will take place inside the engine shed serving locally produced meats. A highlight of the weekend will be the evening entertainment on the Friday and Saturday night.

For information, ticket prices and to book visit www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

Ladies Who Lunch

23rd » Ladies who Lunch

To raise funds for Burrswood Hospital, a ladies lunch is being held at the Mercure hotel in Tunbridge Wells, where each guest can enjoy a two course meal with a glass of wine. There will also be speakers Ruth Collingridge and Jenny Thomas who will give a talk called ‘Behind the Scenes at Chelsea Flower Show’. Tickets cost £25 and the lunch starts at 12.30pm.

For more information and to book, please call 01892 865 985 or email fundraising@burrswood.org.uk

Vintage Value

24th » Vintage Value
Fancy losing yourself for the day in nostalgia and hidden treasures? Come along to the winter vintage and craft market from 10am to 3pm at Rotherfi eld Village Hall. It pulls together artists, dressmakers, cooks, collectors and dealers making it a lovely day out with something for everyone. Craft demonstrations are shown throughout the day giving you the perfect opportunity to pick up plenty of tips. Entry is just £1, or free for children.

For more information call 01892 852 888

Friday Fright

30th » Friday Fright
Take a ride on the Fright Night Express at the Kent & East Sussex Railway this Halloween. Be greeted by the sound of Drum Skullz and entertained by Jacob the Fire Breather. Once on board, be prepared to be frightened silly with ghostly goings on at stations with a fi rework display and a few surprises along the way.

Fares for Fright Night are £17 for adults and children 3-15 inclusive. Booking is essential and can be done at www.kesr.org.uk

Halloween Horror

31st » Halloween Horror
Tonight’s the night. Don’t miss the terrifying tour of Ightham Mote at night, with only a fl ickering of candlelight to guide you. Walk through the house and listen to the stories of its past inhabitants. The ghostly walk is followed by a two course supper in the tea room afterwards. There’s nothing like a spooky walk through a historic house to put a chill down your spine.

Come along and see for yourself, tickets cost £37.50 per person and booking is essential. To do so call 01732 811 314