Poetry from the Heart at Claridge House

Wednesday November 14th

 

9.30am – 5.00pm

 Letting our imagination create poetry from visual, auditory or sensual clues.

A day to play, to have fun, to be in tune with ourselves and so refresh our inner being. Letting ourselves enter a world we don’t usually inhabit by writing from the heart.                                                                                                                        Led by Charlotte Standish, a poet and writer who is fascinated by words.

Fee £35

www.claridgehousequaker.org.uk

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Chelwood Gate Quiz Night

Wednesday 14th November

This Quiz Night will take place at Chelwood Gate Village Hall.

www.ashdownforest.com

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Sale of Garden Furniture and Wine Bin Ends

Wednesday 14th November – 11am to 3pm

As part of the clean-up and tidy, we are selling off our garden furniture and parasols, some old art work and bin end wines in small parcels of 6 bottles. The wines will be sold at £45.00 for six bottles and will contain some real gems and represent great value for money.

The proceeds of the garden furniture and art work sale will go to Cancer Research

All sales will be on a first come first served basis. The Garden Sale will start at 11am prompt. Wine sales will be open until 3pm.

www.catinn.co.uk

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An Evening with Roger Dean and Steve Hackett

Friday 16th November

An intimate evening with Steve Hackett, legendary guitarist from Genesis and well known artist Roger Dean.

They will talk about their life, inspiration for their work and so much more.

Book standing only or why not enjoy a two course dinner first.

 

www.tradingboundaries.com

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Ukulele Orchestra at Assembly Halls Theatre

16th November

www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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Wedding Open Evening at The Ravenswood

Friday 16th November 6.00-9.00pm

  

We are holding a wedding open evening and the venue will be dressed to show you how wonderful it can look on your wedding day.  Come and have a look round and meet the team.

For further information 01342 810216 or email weddings@the ravenswood.co.uk

www.theravenswood.co.uk

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Christmas Late Night Shopping at Sussex Country Gardener

Friday 16th November

£6 a ticket which includes stollen, roasted chestnuts, a glass of mulled wine and a Christmas gift.  Come and enjoy a three course meal with us for £20 on the night in our lovely cafe.

www.sussexcountrygardener.co.uk

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British Game Night with Peter Bayless at Perryhill Orchards

Friday 16th November 

BRITISH GAME EVENING ” £39 per person

Amuse bouche:
Potted wild boar rillettes on sourdough toast with spiced apple chutney
Entrée:
Ballotine of pheasant breast and wild mushroom duxelles with roasted pumpkin purée and Marsala sauce
Main:
Roast haunch of venison with heritage beetroots, caramelised chestnuts and horseradish cream
Dessert:
Plum and frangipane tartwith crème Chantilly

A selection of red, white and rosé wines plus tea and coffee and soft drinks are available for purchase on the night of each event.

Amuse bouche:
Potted wild boar rillettes on sourdough toast with spiced apple chutney
Entrée:
Ballotine of pheasant breast and wild mushroom duxelles with roasted pumpkin purée and Marsala sauce
Main:
Roast haunch of venison with heritage beetroots, caramelised chestnuts and horseradish cream
Dessert:
Plum and frangipane tart with crème Chantilly

A selection of red, white and rosé wines plus tea and coffee and soft drinks are available for purchase on the night.

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Murder Mystery at The Ravenswood

Saturday 17th November

Murder Mystery at The Ravenswood 7pm Sat 17 Nov 2018 – £35 per person (includes 3-course meal) – A cast of colourful characters all set on dining with death! A classic comedy country-house crime in which YOU are the detective, but can you catch the killer?

To book : T : 01342 810216

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Christmas Market at Danehill Village Hall

Saturday 17th November

Don’t miss this lovely village market that takes place in Danehill Village Hall every November.  Browse the Christmas stalls and find unique gifts from a variety of local crafts people.

www.ashdownforest.com

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Ice Rink opens in Tunbridge Wells

17th November

The Ice Rink in Tunbridge Wells opens on 17th November.  Book tickets in advance and look out for children’s morning sessions with penguins for stability as well as adults evenings including a Date Night and Blind Date night.

Tickets include skate hire  and sessions last for an hour.

Bookings can be made via www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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Mum2Mum Market at Crowborough Centre

Saturday 17th November

Roll up ! Roll up!
This is a great opportunity to buy a second hand pram, clothes, cot, highchair, toys, books … anything aimed at babies, children or pregnancy. Top quality, preloved goods at a fraction of the high street price!

£2 on the door (kids free)

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Heathfield Market

Saturday 17th November

Heathfield Food Market takes place in the Co-op Car Park from 9.00am – 12.30pm on the third Saturday of the month.  Enjoy a wide range of local artisan foods, plants and so much more.

www.heathfield.net

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Chelwood Gate Market

Saturday 17th November

Chelwood Gate Market takes place 4 times a year at Chelwood Gate Village Hall and showcases local crafts and produce.

The next market takes place on Saturday 17th November from 10.00-2.00pm

If you would like to take a stall please contact Catherine Crouch  : catherine.crouch1@btinternet.com

www.ashdownforest.com

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Helping Harry Freddie Mercury Tribute at Buxted Park

Sunday 18th November
On Sunday 18th November join us for our tribute to Freddie Mercury night in aid of The Helping Harry Trust from just £79 per person.

Enjoy a glass of Villa Saletta Sparkling Rose and canapés on arrival, followed by a superb three course dinner with coffee and petit fours and some fantastic entertainment. A proportion of the ticket and bar sales will be donated to The Helping Harry Trust.

T : 01825 733333

The Helping Harry Trust raises funds for 3 year old Harry. Harry suffered strokes just prior to birth. The resulting sever brain damage and cerebral palsy require extensive, around the clock care and treatment. The Trust ensures Harry can access the best care, treatment and equipment to improve his quality of life.

For guests wishing to stay we are offering a special accommodation rate of just £95 bed and breakfast based on two sharing a classic bedroom.

www.handpicked.co.uk/buxtedpark

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Ballroom and Sequence Dancing at East Sussex National

Sunday 18th November

Come and join us at 3pm for an afternoon of ballroom and popular sequence dancing to the sounds of the UK’s largest Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ played by our resident organist Michael Wooldridge or Chris Stanbury.

PRICES

Dance £7.00 pp

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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Christmas Lights and Ice Rink at Saint Hill Manor

Sunday 18th November

Join in the celebration of the start of Christmas at Saint Hill.  The Christmas lights will be turned on and also the ice rink will be open until the new year.

www.sainthillmanor.org.uk

 

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Sweetwoods Park – 5 Course Tasting Menu November

20th – 23rd November

www.sweetwoodspark.com

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Rams at the Crowborough Centre

Tuesday 20th November

If you fancy something different…

Set in Iceland, this film follows two warring brothers competing with each other for the best ram prize that has become a symbol of their 40 year family feud. The threat of a lethal disease and the possible culling of their flocks, finally bring the brothers together to fight off this disaster and the authorities.

www.crowboroughcentre.info

 

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Country Lifestyle Fair at East Sussex National

Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November 10.00-4.00

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Country Lifestyle Christmas Fair at East Sussex National

Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November 10.00-4.00

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Daniel Champagne at Trading Boundaries

Friday 23rd November

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Yoga for a Peaceful Life at Claridge House

November 23rd – 25th

Over the weekend we`ll explore how the yoga practices can help calm a busy mind, soothe an agitated nervous system and connect with the ocean of peace which resides within.  We will use a combination of simple movements with breath to move energy safely through the body, nurturing breathing practices so pacify the mind, sound work to soothe the soul, deep relaxation (including yoga nidra) and quiet sitting (meditation) to help us move into stillness.  Suitable for those with moderate ME/CFS.                                                                                            Depart 2pm Sunday

Leah Barnett, who has been teaching yoga for ten years and has taught a number of retreats for those with ME/CFS.                                                                                £260

www.claridgehousequaker.org.uk

 

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Weald Craft Fair at Llama Park

24th and 25th November

www.llamapark.co.uk

 

 

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Demo and Dine Evening at Michelham Priory

Saturday 24th November

   

Enjoy this truly special evening in the unique setting of Michelham Priory.  Michelin starred chef Neil will be demonstrating how to cook a three course vegan meal, which everyone will sit down and enjoy.

Tea and coffee and  raw chocolate will be served during the demonstration
Wine and drinks will be available to purchase during the evening.

£27 per person

01323 849141 or email catering@sussexpast.co.uk.

www.sussexpast.co.uk

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Bookends at Trading Boundaries

Saturday 24th November

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Meraki Quartet at Bridge Cottage

24th November

 

Four young guitarists who are all students at the Royal College of Music, Meraki have performed at many prestigious venues including the Southbank Centre and International Guitar Festival. They will be performing an eclectic mix of the old and new.

www.bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk

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The Italian Food Tour at Crowborough Centre

Saturday 24th November

The next time that Max and Molly visit the Centre on 24th November they will once again serve their wonderful Italian food. This is an evening  not to be missed!

Please book in advance – max@genuineitalianfood.co.uk
Tel: 07809 632926

www.crowboroughcentre.info

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Crowborough Farmers Market

Saturday 24th November

Crowboroughs Farmers  Market takes place in Croft Road, opposite Waitrose  from  9.00am – 12.30pm on the fourth Saturday of the month.  Enjoy a wide range of local artisan foods, plants and so much more.

www.wealden.gov.uk/localmarkets

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The Tree of Light in East Grinstead

Saturday 24th November

 

 

The Tree of Light will be switched on for Christmas in East Grinstead Town Centre

www.eastgrinsteadtourism.gov.uk

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Weald Craft Fair at Llama Park

24th and 25th November

www.llamapark.co.uk

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Christmas Carol at East Sussex National

Sunday 25th November

Kick start the festive season with the ever so popular
theatre performance of A Christmas Carol!
Mulled wine and mince pies will be available to purchase on the day.

For further information about this fantastic event
please contact our Sales Team on 01825 880088

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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Wedding Fayre at Buxted Park

25th November

See the lovely Buxted Park Hotel set up for a wedding.  Speak to dedicated wedding planners and meet a selection of local wedding suppliers.

www.handpicked.co.uk/buxtedpark

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Date and Skate Night at Calverley Grounds, Tunbridge Wells

28th November

Looking for an unforgettable date night for you and someone special? Well how does ice skating under the stars sound?  Cosy up to your date in the adult only skate session and let the romantic, picturesque and starry atmosphere create the magic.

www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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King and I at The Picture House

29th November

For one night only the King and I will be shown at the Picture House.  Book early to ensure your tickets

www.picturehouseuckfield.com

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Ashdown Wood Turners Exhibition at Forest Centre

3rd November – 23rd December

Don’t miss this lovely exhibition of wood turning by local craftspeople in the Forest Centre.

The exhibition continues until 23rd December.  Many of the exhibits would make ideal Christmas gifts.

www.ashdownforest.org

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Ballet Black at Assembly Hall Theatre

Thursday 29th November

Audiences can’t resist the ‘joyously unpredictable’ (Guardian) programmes danced by Ballet Black, making their debut here at the Assembly Hall Theatre.

Celebrating dancers of black and Asian descent, they present a double bill of The Suit, inspired by Can Themba’s South African fable and the Olivier nominated A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream.

www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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Focus at Trading Boundaries

Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December

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Winter Wonderland at Danehill Social Club

30th November

This Winter Wonderland Charity evening takes place at Danehill Social Club starting at 8.30.  There will be live music by a local band called ‘In Your Face’.

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Christmas Party Night at Civic Centre Uckfield

Friday 30 November 2018


Get your party hats at the ready to enjoy a festive three-course Christmas Dinner at our special Christmas party night with a live band ‘Bedraggled’. One night only so book early to avoid disappointment
Tickets £29.75 per person

www.civiccentreuckfield.co.uk

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Christmas at the Hare and Hounds

www.hareandhounds.net

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Nutley Artists Exhibition at Forest Centre

3rd November – 31st December

www.ashdownforest.org

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Uckfield Market in Luxford Car Park

Saturday 1st December

The Uckfield Village Market takes place on the first Saturday of the month in Luxford Car Park

www.wealden.gov.uk/localmarkets

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Santa Specials on the Spa Valley Railway

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd, Sat 8th and Sun 9th, Sat 15th and Sun 16th, Tues 20th -Mon 24th December

Christmas at the Spa Valley Railway starts at Eridge Station where visitors are met with the smell of hot chestnuts and a roaring coal fire in the festively decorated waiting room.

You will board your train to the strains of traditional Christmas music, then sit back and enjoy a ride through the winter countryside to Tunbridge Wells West. During the journey Santa will visit every child on board the train with a gift for all those good boys and girls so make sure you’re well behaved!

Keep an eye out at our stations (including Groombridge) for our ‘Spot the Snowman’ competition, for those who spot all the snowmen you will be entered into a prize draw to win a family ticket to use during 2019.

The train journey to Tunbridge Wells West will last around 40-45 minutes where upon arrival Santa will disembark from the train to make his way into our Victorian engine shed where his sleigh can be found. You will have approximately 40 minutes at Tunbridge Wells West where you can sit with Santa in his sleigh for photos, view our spectacular Christmas tree, watch the model trains go round (subject to a small 50p charge), view traditional Christmas shows in our small cinema and also play on the Victorian penny machines.

Prior to departure you will be able to visit our well stocked shop and pick up those all-important Christmas gifts, the return journey to Eridge will take approximately 20 minutes. 

Please book well in advance as these trains are very popular!

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

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Murder Mystery at Spa Valley Railway

Saturday 1st December

 

The evening starts with arrival at Tunbridge West Station for a briefing.  Then everyone boards the train and clues and more evidence are given throughout the evening.  A fish and chip supper followed by ice cream will be served during the journey.  All will be revealed on return to Tunbridge Wells West station at about 9.30 having completed two round trips on the railway line.

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

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Christmas at Michelham Priory

1st and 2nd, 8th and 9th and 15th&16th December

 

Visit Michelham Priory during December and enjoy the festive feel of the building decorated for Christmas.  Find out how Christmas has been celebrated  through history.  Over the weekend there will also be history, archery, food, crafts and music

www.sussexpast.co.uk

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Family Wreathmaking Workshop at Forest Centre

Sunday 2nd December  10.30-12.30

Cost: £25 per family to make a beautiful rustic wreath for your Christmas celebrations.  It will involve a short collecting walk and an indoor making session.

Includes a hot drink

Book a place through Eventbrite with this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/family-christmas-wreath-making-workshop-tickets-49885892046

www.ashdownforestcentre.org.uk

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Santa Special Sunday Lunches at Buxted Park

Sundays in December
Join us this December at 12 noon for our Santa Special Sunday Lunches in East Sussex at Buxted Park Hotel.

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice… Enjoy a warm mulled wine on arrival prior to a delicious three course traditional Sunday lunch for all the family with a special appearance from Santa with a gift for each child. We will also be showing Festive classics in our cinema throughout the afternoon.

To book please call 01825 733333 or click on ‘event reservations’ above to complete an enquiry form and a member of our team will come back to you as soon as possible.

www.handpicked.co.uk/buxtedpark

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Ballroom and Sequence Dancing at East Sussex National

Sunday 2nd December

Come and join us at 3pm for an afternoon of ballroom and popular sequence dancing to the sounds of the UK’s largest Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ played by our resident organist Michael Wooldridge or Chris Stanbury.

PRICES

Dance £7.00 pp

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

 

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French Market in East Grinstead

Sunday 2nd December

The French market arrives in East Grinstead for the day.

www.eastgrinsteadtourism.gov.uk

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Chelwood Gate Christmas Tree Lights

2nd December at 4.00pm

The annual Christmas Tree Lights at Danehill will be switched on 2nd December at 4.00pm

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Edeal Business Clinic at Luxford Civic Centre

Tuesday 4th December

An EDEAL business clinic will take place at Luxfords Restaurant at the Civic Centre Uckfield on Tuesday 4th December from 10.00-2.30pm

www.civiccentreuckfield.com

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Singles Skating Soiree at Calverley Grounds, Tunbridge Wells

Wednesday 5th December

Meet other like-minded local singles whilst taking a spin around the ice in the romantically picturesque Calverley Grounds. This adult only skate session is followed by a post skate mixer with either a mulled wine or hot chocolate inside our fairy-light lit marquee.

www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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Sam Brothers and Stuart Bligh at Bridge Cottage

Wednesday 5th December

 

Sam Brothers return by popular request.  Stuart Bligh is a very popular local musician who sometimes performs on his own and at other times performs with his band The Big Blue.  He will be performing blues and an eclectic mix of songs from many genres.

www.bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk

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Christmas Party at Saint Hill Manor

Wednesday 5th December

Enjoy the fun of the annual Christmas Party at Saint Hill Manor.

www.sainthillmanor.org.uk

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Meditation at Claridge House

Thursday December 6th  9.30am – 5.00pm

At the darkest part of the year, use meditation practice to explore light and dark.

Led by Lina Newstead, a ‘British Wheel of Yoga’ Diploma Course Tutor who runs private classes, meditation retreat weekends and longer Yoga courses.                     £50

www.claridgehousequaker.org.uk

 

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Meditation Retreat at Claridge House

Thursday 6th December 9.45 – 5.00pm

Meditation on going within.  This one day course will be lead by Lina Newstead.

Fee : £50 to include lunch and refreshments

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Kittmas Krafternoon at the National Cat Centre

7th December

 

Come along to the Adoption Centre at Cats Protection and make Christmas Craft ideas.

www.cats.org.uk

 

 

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Late Night Shopping in Uckfield

Friday 7th December

 

 

Enjoy a late night shopping evening in Uckfield High Street until 9.00pm

The shops will be open and there will be stalls selling artisan foods and crafts

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Craft and Artisan Market at Bridge Cottage

8th December  9.00-4.00pm

www.bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk

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Steve Hackett at Trading Boundaries

8th and 9th December

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Bluebell Vineyard Christmas Wine Sale

Saturday 8th December
Enjoy a glass of our award-winning English Sparkling Wine along with festive delights, free wine tastings and gift vouchers for vineyard packages and tours. We will also have samples of fabulous festive hampers, full of unique locally sourced produce, to order on the day! Best of all, we will be offering a 25% friends and family discount on wine purchases of over 3 bottles on the day to really start your Christmas off with a pop!
Our experienced and vibrant team will be on hand to share the story behind our special vineyard, advise on wine and food pairings and most importantly to pour the drinks!
www.bluebellvineyard.co.uk

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Santa Specials on the Spa Valley Railway

Sat 8th and Sun 9th, Sat 15th and Sun 16th, Tues 20th -Mon 24th December

Christmas at the Spa Valley Railway starts at Eridge Station where visitors are met with the smell of hot chestnuts and a roaring coal fire in the festively decorated waiting room.

You will board your train to the strains of traditional Christmas music, then sit back and enjoy a ride through the winter countryside to Tunbridge Wells West. During the journey Santa will visit every child on board the train with a gift for all those good boys and girls so make sure you’re well behaved!

Keep an eye out at our stations (including Groombridge) for our ‘Spot the Snowman’ competition, for those who spot all the snowmen you will be entered into a prize draw to win a family ticket to use during 2019.

The train journey to Tunbridge Wells West will last around 40-45 minutes where upon arrival Santa will disembark from the train to make his way into our Victorian engine shed where his sleigh can be found. You will have approximately 40 minutes at Tunbridge Wells West where you can sit with Santa in his sleigh for photos, view our spectacular Christmas tree, watch the model trains go round (subject to a small 50p charge), view traditional Christmas shows in our small cinema and also play on the Victorian penny machines.

Prior to departure you will be able to visit our well stocked shop and pick up those all-important Christmas gifts, the return journey to Eridge will take approximately 20 minutes. 

Please book well in advance as these trains are very popular!

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

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Trug Making Demonstration at the Forest Centre

Sunday 9th December

A talk about the cultural history and techniques of trug making with demonstration and book sales to run alongside the Woodturners Exhibition.

www.ashdownforest.org

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Suspiciously Elvis at buxted Park

Sunday 9th December

On Sunday 9th December join us at 7pm for our festive Elvis tribute night accompanied by fine food and wine.

From his Brighton roots Suspiciously Elvis is now highly respected internationally for his amazing vocal quality and performance skills … he faithfully and brilliantly re-creates those memorable early 70s, Las Vegas concerts, when The King was at the height of his reign!

To book please call 01825 733333 or click on ‘event reservations’ above to complete an enquiry form and a member of our team will come back to you as soon as possible.

www.handpicked.co.uk/buxtedpark

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Santa Special Sunday Lunches at Buxted Park

Sundays in December
Join us this December at 12 noon for our Santa Special Sunday Lunches in East Sussex at Buxted Park Hotel.

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice… Enjoy a warm mulled wine on arrival prior to a delicious three course traditional Sunday lunch for all the family with a special appearance from Santa with a gift for each child. We will also be showing Festive classics in our cinema throughout the afternoon.

To book please call 01825 733333 or click on ‘event reservations’ above to complete an enquiry form and a member of our team will come back to you as soon as possible.

www.handpicked.co.uk/buxtedpark

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Lunch with Santa at East Sussex National

Sunday 9th and 16th December

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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Wurlitzer Concert at East Sussex National

Sunday 9th December at 3.00pm

Join us  for our ever popular afternoon of musical magic, filled with spirit and with the opportunity to join in to sing as well.

Open seating at £10 per person

Sunday 9th December 2018 – Robert Wolfe Christmas Show – International star, from the Thursford Collection

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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Journaling on Ashdown Forest

10th December

A monthly group exploring nature on Ashdown Forest by drawing and recording the detail of what we see. The session will be an opportunity to slow down and really look at what is around us. We will use exercises to increase our observation skills and engage our curiosity and wonder about the natural world as well as learning more about the flora of the Forest.

The group is open to all adults. No experience or skill in drawing required. Please bring a note book and something to draw with.

For more information email education@ashdownforest.org

Please book a place by visiting Eventbrite

www.ashdownforest.org

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Ladies Luncheon at Ashdown Park

10th December

Join us, along with our guest speaker, for an enjoyable talk or performance, followed by a delicious lunch. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, followed by a three course lunch with wine, coffee and petit fours.

12pm Midday Arrival:

10th December – Christmas Special

£37.50 per person Please telephone 01342 824988 to book

www.ashdownpark.com

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Christmas Parties at the Ravenswood

13th, 14th, & 15th December


Are you looking for a venue for your office Christmas party or organising a fun night with a group of close
friends? Here at The Ravenswood you could be part of a shared night or have the place to yourselves if
there’s a large number of partygoers.
Start with a drink at the bar, enjoy a 3-course meal and then dance the night away to some of your
favourite party tunes! Just £39.50 per person.
Contact us on 01342 810216 or email events@theravenswood.co.uk for more information.

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Jack and the Beanstalk at Civic Centre Uckfield

Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th December

The classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. A fun and magical pantomime for all the family featuring the Unicorn forest and a specialist rope act.
Tickets:
Thursday 2pm and Friday 10.00am  All seats £7.50 – Schools and Groups of 10+ £5.50
Thursday 7pm, Friday 2.30pm and Saturday Performances £12 and £9  (Family Tickets x 4 –  £12 is £40/£9 is £30)

www.civiccentreuckfield.com

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Water Colour Painting with William de Wilde at Claridge House

13th December, 17th January, 21st February, 21st March

Experienced local artist Bill de Wilde will guide you through watercolour techniqies while demonstrating a variety of styles and approaches.

Each day runs from 2.00-5.00pm

£20 per session with free taster if you book the whole course

www.claridgehousequacker.org.uk

01342 832150

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Christmas Tree Lighting Pary at Chelwood Gate

14th December

The Christmas Tree outside  Chelwood Gate Village Hall will be lit during a special ‘Lighting Up’ ceremony.

www.ashdownforest.com

 

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Christmas Parties at The Ravenswood

13th, 14th, & 15th December


Are you looking for a venue for your office Christmas party or organising a fun night with a group of close
friends? Here at The Ravenswood you could be part of a shared night or have the place to yourselves if
there’s a large number of partygoers.
Start with a drink at the bar, enjoy a 3-course meal and then dance the night away to some of your
favourite party tunes! Just £39.50 per person.
Contact us on 01342 810216 or email events@theravenswood.co.uk for more information.

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Santa Specials on the Spa Valley Railway

Sat 15th and Sun 16th, Tues 20th -Mon 24th December

Christmas at the Spa Valley Railway starts at Eridge Station where visitors are met with the smell of hot chestnuts and a roaring coal fire in the festively decorated waiting room.

You will board your train to the strains of traditional Christmas music, then sit back and enjoy a ride through the winter countryside to Tunbridge Wells West. During the journey Santa will visit every child on board the train with a gift for all those good boys and girls so make sure you’re well behaved!

Keep an eye out at our stations (including Groombridge) for our ‘Spot the Snowman’ competition, for those who spot all the snowmen you will be entered into a prize draw to win a family ticket to use during 2019.

The train journey to Tunbridge Wells West will last around 40-45 minutes where upon arrival Santa will disembark from the train to make his way into our Victorian engine shed where his sleigh can be found. You will have approximately 40 minutes at Tunbridge Wells West where you can sit with Santa in his sleigh for photos, view our spectacular Christmas tree, watch the model trains go round (subject to a small 50p charge), view traditional Christmas shows in our small cinema and also play on the Victorian penny machines.

Prior to departure you will be able to visit our well stocked shop and pick up those all-important Christmas gifts, the return journey to Eridge will take approximately 20 minutes. 

Please book well in advance as these trains are very popular!

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

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Heathfield Farmers Market

Saturday 15th December

Heathfield Food Market takes place in the Co-op Car Park from 9.00am – 12.30pm on the third Saturday of the month.  Enjoy a wide range of local artisan foods, plants and so much more.

www.heathfield.net

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Murder Mystery at Spa Valley Railway

Saturday 15th December

 

The evening starts with arrival at Tunbridge West Station for a briefing.  Then everyone boards the train and clues and more evidence are given throughout the evening.  A fish and chip supper followed by ice cream will be served during the journey.  All will be revealed on return to Tunbridge Wells West station at about 9.30 having completed two round trips on the railway line.

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

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Christmas Floral Workshop with lunch at The Ravenswood

Sunday 16th December, 11am – 3pm

Get in the festive spirit with this lovely Christmas Floral Workshop Lunch at The Ravenswood on Sunday
16th December.
Suitable for absolute beginners who wish to try a new hobby or for those already familiar with working with
flowers and/or foliage.
Using a floral foam ring, you can choose to create a beautiful Christmas table centre or a stunning welcome
ring for your door. You will be guided by Stef a local Chelsea award winning florist who has many years of
experience running workshops. She will demonstrate, teach, inspire and encourage you to create your own
special piece ready for Christmas.
£65 per person to include tea and coffee on arrival, materials and a 2-course lunch.
Bookings:
Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Call us on 01342 810216 or email events@theravenswood.co.uk

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Santa Special Sunday Lunches at Buxted Park

Sundays in December
Join us this December at 12 noon for our Santa Special Sunday Lunches in East Sussex at Buxted Park Hotel.

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice… Enjoy a warm mulled wine on arrival prior to a delicious three course traditional Sunday lunch for all the family with a special appearance from Santa with a gift for each child. We will also be showing Festive classics in our cinema throughout the afternoon.

To book please call 01825 733333 or click on ‘event reservations’ above to complete an enquiry form and a member of our team will come back to you as soon as possible.

www.handpicked.co.uk/buxtedpark

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Lunch with Santa at East Sussex National

Sunday 16th December

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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Afternoon Tea with Santa at The Ravenswood

Thursday 20th or Friday 21st December, 2pm – 4pm


Come and enjoy Afternoon Tea with Santa and his Elves at the wonderful Ravenswood!
Santa will read all the children a Christmas Story and then all the little ones will have the opportunity to
meet the man himself (and his lively Elves!) and receive a special gift. The perfect family outing on the run
up to Christmas.
We will have a festive Afternoon Tea menu for the adults and a simple Afternoon tea menu for the
children. Menus coming soon!
* £11.95 per child to include a gift from Santa (under 12 years)
* £24.95 per person
* £29.95 Sparkling Afternoon Tea with a glass of Prosecco
Last year this event sold out very quickly, so we recommend booking ASAP to avoid disappointment.
Bookings
Call us on 01342 810216 or email events@theravenswood.co.uk

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Santa Specials on the Spa Valley Railway

Tues 20th -Mon 24th December

Christmas at the Spa Valley Railway starts at Eridge Station where visitors are met with the smell of hot chestnuts and a roaring coal fire in the festively decorated waiting room.

You will board your train to the strains of traditional Christmas music, then sit back and enjoy a ride through the winter countryside to Tunbridge Wells West. During the journey Santa will visit every child on board the train with a gift for all those good boys and girls so make sure you’re well behaved!

Keep an eye out at our stations (including Groombridge) for our ‘Spot the Snowman’ competition, for those who spot all the snowmen you will be entered into a prize draw to win a family ticket to use during 2019.

The train journey to Tunbridge Wells West will last around 40-45 minutes where upon arrival Santa will disembark from the train to make his way into our Victorian engine shed where his sleigh can be found. You will have approximately 40 minutes at Tunbridge Wells West where you can sit with Santa in his sleigh for photos, view our spectacular Christmas tree, watch the model trains go round (subject to a small 50p charge), view traditional Christmas shows in our small cinema and also play on the Victorian penny machines.

Prior to departure you will be able to visit our well stocked shop and pick up those all-important Christmas gifts, the return journey to Eridge will take approximately 20 minutes. 

Please book well in advance as these trains are very popular!

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

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Christmas Afternoon Tea at Ravenswood

Saturday 22nd December, 2pm – 4pm


Gather your family and friends and enjoy a delicious festive Afternoon Tea with all the trimmings!
Our festive Afternoon Tea menu has been created especially with Christmas in mind! For arrival between
2pm – 2.30pm.
Prices:
* £21.95 per person
* £26.95 Sparkling Afternoon Tea with a glass of Prosecco
* Little One’s Afternoon Tea £8.95 (under 12 years)
Bookings:
Call us on 01342 810216 or email events@theravenswood.co.uk

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Heathfield Farmers market

Saturday 22nd December

Heathfield Food Market takes place in the Co-op Car Park from 9.00am – 12.30pm on the third Saturday of the month.  Enjoy a wide range of local artisan foods, plants and so much more.

www.ashdownforest.com

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Fish and Chip Supper on the Spa Valley Railway

Saturday 22nd December

Join the train from 18:45 at Tunbridge Wells West and be shown to your seats. At 19:00 the train will set off for Groombridge and complete two return journeys*. Whilst on your journey you will enjoy a freshly prepared Fish and Chip supper followed by an ice cream dessert. You will return to Tunbridge Wells West for approximately 21:15*.

These trains operate on selected Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year.

Our on train bar car ‘Kate’ will be open throughout the evening selling a large range of real ales, cider, wines (including sparkling!) and also hot & cold soft drinks.

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

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Crowborough Farmers Market

Saturday 22nd December

Crowboroughs Farmers  Market takes place in Croft Road, opposite Waitrose  from  9.00am – 12.30pm on the fourth Saturday of the month.  Enjoy a wide range of local artisan foods, plants and so much more.

www.wealden.gov.uk/localmarkets

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Christmas Retreat at Claridge House

December 23rd – 27th

Enjoy a quiet Christmas, away from the normal pressures.  Relax, go for walks or play games.  Gather for our daily Quiet Times.  Come together to share favourite music, poetry and writings.                                                                 Depart 10am Thursday                                                                                                             

£615 – deposit £100

www.claridgehousequaker.org.uk

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Santa Special Sunday Lunches at Buxted Park

Sundays in December
Join us this December at 12 noon for our Santa Special Sunday Lunches in East Sussex at Buxted Park Hotel.

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice… Enjoy a warm mulled wine on arrival prior to a delicious three course traditional Sunday lunch for all the family with a special appearance from Santa with a gift for each child. We will also be showing Festive classics in our cinema throughout the afternoon.

To book please call 01825 733333 or click on ‘event reservations’ above to complete an enquiry form and a member of our team will come back to you as soon as possible.

www.handpicked.co.uk/buxtedpark

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Christmas Day Lunch at East Sussex National

25th December

A family feast without the fuss.

Arrive for a glass of bubbly and canapes before enjoying a sumputous four-course dinner, with crackers, hats and goodies to get you in the festive spirit.  Plus if the children have been good boys and girls they might even receive a gift from Father Christmas.

Lunch seating between 12:30pm – 3pm.

Contact our super festive sales team on 01825 880088 or email us on christmas@eastsussexnational.co.uk for more details and to secure your Christmas Day lunch.

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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New Year Led Retreat at Claridge House

Dec. 29th – Jan. 2nd 2019  

                 

Women only

A very different way to spend New Year, with a look at what you want from 2019, including ways to be resilient to the vagaries of life and approaches to the path ahead.  Practices will include mindfulness, meditations, yoga, discussion, journaling, collage and positive thinking. With a spirit of enquiry and lightness, each session stands alone, however you can sample, allowing time for reflection.  Everyone will be offered a short focusing session with the tutor.                   Depart 10am Wednesday

Lina Newstead, a ‘British Wheel of Yoga’ Diploma Course Tutor who runs private classes, meditation retreat weekends and longer Yoga courses.                  

£550 – deposit £100

www.claridgehousequaker.org.uk

 

 

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Mince Pie Specials for Spa Valley Railway

30th and 31st December

Looking for something to do with the kids once the presents have been opened and the turkey all used up?! Well, why not join us and visiting Steam Locomotive No.813 for a journey through the Winter High Weald countryside!

On Monday 31st December 2018 and Tuesday 1st January 2019 Kids travel for just a quid it means a whole family (2A + 2C) can enjoy a day out for just £26, not only that, a Mince Pie is available for everyone to enjoy on board the train as it journey’s between Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge.

Bar Car ‘Kate’ will be open with its usual offering of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks along with other light refreshments.

You can either book online in advance to save time at the ticket office or just turn up on the day, advanced booking is NOT a requirement.

www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

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New Year at Cat Inn

New Year’s Eve

As with previous years, dinner is 7.30pm for 8pm dinner. The bar opens to the public from 10pm and music and dancing continue into the early hours of the morning. Booking and pre ordering of the menu are essential please, along with a £20 deposit pp for the evening.

Click here to view this year’s menu.

www.catinn.co.uk

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New Years Eve Gala Buffet at The Chequers Maresfield

31st December

Join the party at the Chequers to celebrate the New Year.  Enjoy a gala buffet with a glass of prosecco to celebrate the new year.

£34.99 per person.  Please book in advance

www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/maresfield

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Water Colour Painting with William de Wilde at Claridge House

17th January, 21st February, 21st March

Experienced local artist Bill de Wilde will guide you through watercolour techniqies while demonstrating a variety of styles and approaches.

Each day runs from 2.00-5.00pm

£20 per session with free taster if you book the whole course

www.claridgehousequaker.org.uk

01342 832150

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Wurlitzer Concert at East Sussex National

Saturday 19th January

Join us  for our ever popular afternoon of musical magic, filled with spirit and with the opportunity to join in to sing as well.

Open seating at £10 per person

Saturday 19th January – Phil Kelsall MBE – Resident Organist at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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TedX Talks at Assembly Hall Theatre

26th January

Since its launch in 2015, TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells has hosted four inspiring TEDx events, welcomed 60 speakers to the stage, and shared these speakers’ brilliant ideas with over 3 million viewers from all around the world.

This fifth event will feature 12 stimulating TEDx talks, a selection of uplifting entertainment, and a vibrant marketplace where event partners, speakers and audience members can come together and connect over big and bright ideas. All thinkers, doers, collaborators, and life enthusiasts welcome!

www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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Chamber Music with Charlotte Munro at Bridge Cottage

9th February 2019

www.bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk

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EDEAL Business Clinic at Crowborough Community Centre

Tuesday 12th February 2019

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Blunter Brothers at The Ravenswood

Saturday 16th February, 8pm- late

The Blunter Brothers return and the RAVENSWOOD gets Funky…
We are excited to have The Blunter Brothers back with us at The Ravenswood where they first played in
1989!! A night of Classic Funk. Motown & Soul with all your favourite artistes…..James Brown, Stevie
Wonder, Ray Charles, EW&F, Prince, Chaka Khan, even Bruno Mars!!
The Blunter Brothers are selling the tickets directly so book online or call them on 07810 038357.
£12 per ticket (£13.12 with booking fee).

www.theravenswood.co.uk

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Dolly Parton Tribute at Buxted Park

Sunday 3rd March
On Sunday 3rd March join us for a Dolly Parton Tribute night and fine food and wine.

Arrive to Champagne and canapes prior to a three-course dinner with entertainment from Kelly O’Brien who brilliantly captures the voice, verve and voluptuousness of the little lady from Tennessee.

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Rave On – a tribute to Buddy Holly at Civic Centre Uckfield

Saturday 9th March

Starring Marc Robinson as Buddy Holly (from London’s West End) and the Counterfeit Crickets, Rave On will celebrate the music of Buddy Holly. Marc has invited a few friends along to celebrate the era with Darren Page as Roy Orbison and Steve Halliday as Elvis.

www.civiccentreuckfield.co.uk

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Pavlos Carvelho at Bridge Cottage

16th March 2019

www.bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk

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Adele Tribute at Assembly Hall Theatre

20th March 2018

The outstanding Katie Markham leads a super-talented six piece band through all your favourite Adele hits plus much more in this internationally acclaimed tribute show.

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Watercolour Techniques Course at Claridge House

21st March

Experienced local artist Bill de Wilde will guide you through watercolour techniqies while demonstrating a variety of styles and approaches.

Each day runs from 2.00-5.00pm

£20 per session with free taster if you book the whole course

www.claridgehousequaker.org.uk

01342 832150

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Alice in Wonderland at Assembly Hall Theatre

Sunday 24 March 2019
Lamberhurst School of Theatre Dance returns with 150 children aged 4 to 18 as they present their dance production of Alice in Wonderland.

This traditional tale for all the family brings to life a mix of popular, modern and classical music as Alice takes you on an exciting journey full of wondrous adventures!

www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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Wurlitzer Concert at East Sussex National

Sunday 7th April at 3.00pm

Join us  for our ever popular afternoon of musical magic, filled with spirit and with the opportunity to join in to sing as well.

Open seating at £10 per person

Sunday 7th April – A Sounds Spectacular featuring Michael Maine & Michael Wooldridge

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The Ladyboys of Bankok

Tuesday 30th April

Seen by over 3,000,000 people – cheekier, funnier and as spectacular as ever!

This amazing show has been touring in the UK for 21 years since it was created for the world famous Edinburgh Festival.

A cabaret like no other cabaret performed by girls like no other girls.

Featuring 16 of the world’s most beautiful and stunning showgirls – who just happen to be men!

This all new production for 2019 is bigger and as glitzy and glamorous as ever. Prepare for a night you’ll talk about for years… laugh and sing your heart out with hundreds of friends you’ve yet to meet.

The Ladyboys of Bangkok is coming to Tunbridge Wells with the biggest party in town with the UK’s number 1 cabaret show in 2019.

www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac at Assembly Hall Theatre

19th May 2019

Enjoy the classic hits from Fleetwwood Mac performed by this well know tribute band.

This event takes place on Sunday 19th May at Assembly Hall Theatre.

www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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Walk Right Back at Assembly Hall Theatre

26th May 2019

After a phenomenal sell out tour in 2018, Walk Right Back is… back! From the producers of That’ll Be The Day, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time – The Everly Brothers.

www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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Jimmy Carr at Assembly Halls

15th June 2019

One of the best-loved comedians in the world, Jimmy Carr announces his brand-new tour for 2019 and 2020, Terribly FunnyAge recommendation 16+

www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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Wurlitzer Concert at East Sussex National

Sunday 16th June at 3.00pm

Join us  for our ever popular afternoon of musical magic, filled with spirit and with the opportunity to join in to sing as well.

Open seating at £10 per person

Sunday 16th June – Bill Campbell – From the USA, Resident Organist at the Paramount Iceland Skating Rink

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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Dire Straits Tribute at Assembly Hall Theatre

Thursday 21st March

Dire Straits UK bring the experience of one of Dire Straits’ most iconic concerts and albums to UK theatres in 2019 with The Alchemy Tour

www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

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Wurlitzer Concert at East Sussex National

Sunday 8th December at 3.00pm

Join us  for our ever popular afternoon of musical magic, filled with spirit and with the opportunity to join in to sing as well.

Open seating at £10 per person

Sunday 8th December – The ESN Wurlitzer Christmas Concert

www.eastsussexnational.co.uk

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