From parades to plant fairs, whether you’re eight or eighty, there’s something for everyone this weekend…
SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY
The Tunbridge Wells Winter Lantern Parade
See the streets of Tunbridge Wells light up once again as the annual Winter Lantern Parade returns today. Beginning at 5.15pm outside the library and travelling along to St Barnabas School where there’ll be food and entertainment, watch as an amazing array of creations go past. Hundreds of people line the streets every year for this exciting event – it’s definitely not one to be missed.
Little Shop of Horrors at Bethany School
Set in a rundown part of New York City, the story introduces the audience to Bethany’s brightest new star…a seven feet tall man-eating plant called Audrey II. Named after Seymour Krelborn’s only love, the plant promises our hero fame and fortune on one condition – he provide the plant with fresh meat every day. Soon, a macabre story unfolds where no-one is safe from the clutches of the enigmatic plant (voiced by Year 11 pupil Leon Lambert).
The performance begins at 7pm and tickets are £10. www.bethanyschool.org.uk
Wild Child fundraiser for Flo’s Fight
Join Mum’s The Word for an (adult-only) night of dancing and shape-throwing at Salomon’s Estate. As you can expect from a #Wild_Child party there will be a free cocktail on arrival, a photobooth, facepainting, glitter cannons PLUS a silent disco room, street food vendors, a hula hoop performance and a few surprises thrown in, with all proceeds going towards Flo’s Fight.
DRESS CODE: All that glitters… Tickets cost £15 each and EVERY PENNY of that ticket price will go to Flo’s Fund. The event begins at 8pm. www.mumstheword.online
SUNDAY 5TH FEBRUARY
Hole Park plant fair roadshow
Hole Park is normally closed in February so this is an exclusive chance to admire these wonderful gardens in all their winter glory. From formal gardens to woodland walks there is plenty to enjoy. Specialist nurseries will offer a good range of unusual snowdrops, alpines, hellebores, fruit trees and choice shrubs.
The event, which runs from 11am to 3pm, has been organised by a team of enthusiastic growers dedicated to promoting reliable and unusual plants to keen gardeners with a wide range of specialist nurseries brought together to create a memorable event. Refreshments available.
Admission £4. www.plant-fairs.co.uk
Charity Concert, Sevenoaks
In aid of brain tumour research, talented local pianist Jong-Gyung Park performs a fundraising concert on February 5 at The Oaks Theatre, Knole Academy. One of the leading pianists of her generation, Park made her orchestral debut at 13 with Boston Symphony Orchestra and has since appeared with many others, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra and New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra. The concert begins at 3pm and tickets cost from £5. For more info visit www.knoleacademy.org