What's on inTenterden

Welcome to Tenterden

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Tenterden - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Tenterden to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Tenterden

28
AUG
Music on the Lawns
Leeds Castle, Kent

Sunday 7th August: The Beverley Big BandJoin Kents premier dance band for live jazz and swing entertainment with this well‐established big band from East Kent. Dance back in time with classics from 30s and 40s favourites; Glenn Miller Tommy Dorsey Benny Goodman…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01622 765400
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30
AUG
Blood Donation Session
The Hastings Centre

We are holding a Blood Donation Session at The Hastings Centre TN34 2SA on Tuesday 30th August and have appointments available between 1.30 ‐ 4.30 & 5.30 ‐ 8pm. NEW & EXISTING DONORS ARE WELCOME.Please call us in 0300 123 23 23…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 03001 232323
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30
AUG
The Blade Artist - An Evening with Irvine Welsh
St Mary In The Castle

We are thrilled to announce that celebrated author Irvine Welsh will perform in Hastings for the first time this summer with an exclusive appearance at the beautiful former Georgian church St Mary in The Castle.Reading from his new book The Blade Artist…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01424 715880
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03
SEP
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
Leeds Castle

On the lonely wasteland of the desolate Devon moors something evil is afoot. When death stalks the Baskerville family legend and superstition collide with the most heinous of crimes. On the moor nobody is safe not even the bravest of men. Join…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01622) 880008
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04
SEP
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hastings Castle

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful new musical score and…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01424) 444412
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04
SEP
Blood Donation
Maidstone Hospital

We are holding a blood donation session on Sunday 4th September in our Mobile Unit at Maidstone Hospital Hermitage Lane Maidstone ME16 9QQ.There are appointments available between 10am & 2pm.To make an appointment please call us on 03001232323 or visit us at…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 03001 232323
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09
SEP
Leeds Castle Food Festival
Leeds Castle

See smell and taste goods from high quality local food and drink producers retailers chefs and cookery schools. Festival visitors can discover new flavours and techniques with demonstrations daily while the whole family can be entertained with childrens activities and live music.…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01622 765400
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09
SEP
The Social Festival 2016
Kent Showground

The Social is a boutique music festival showcasing the worlds greatest dance music acts in the idyllic setting of The Kent County Showground in Maidstone Kent. The Social originally launched on the 28th September 2013 and closed the summer in style bringing…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07799 875822
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09
SEP
The Social Festival 2016 at Kent County Showground
Kent County Showgrounds

The final details of this years brilliantly boutique The Social Festival ‐ which for the first time ever offers weekend camping ‐ can now be revealed. Taking place on the 9th and 10th of September in the stunning Kent County Showground in…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 00
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11
SEP
BIG Walkies Maidstone
Mote Park

Dogs and dog lovers of Maidstone ‐ BIG Walkies is back and youre invited. Join us at Mote Park on Sunday 11 September 2016 for more fun more trees and even more dogs. You can choose to walk a long or short…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL:
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22
SEP
Children's Publishing - Ask The Experts
Brick House Farm

We are extremely excited to announce our very first Fat Fox conference although we prefer to call it a pow wow on childrens book publishing.Set in the most beautiful rural setting amongst pole barns and hay bales we are bringing the best…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01580 857249
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23
SEP
The Comedy Club Ashford
Ashford International Hotel - QHotels

Karen BayleyShe has me in stitches Alan Carr. A very good act Jasper CarrottThe first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award Karen was also a BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase final and Babycham Funny Women finalist…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01233 219988
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24
SEP
Pier Jam and Area 10 w/ MK, Hannah Wants, Camelpha
Hastings Pier

Set in the historic South East coastal town famed for the battle of 1066 Pier Jam will take over the newly reopened Hastings Pier following its £14.2m renovation. The event will feature two outdoor stages where 2500 party people will be able…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07584 072308
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28
SEP
Romesh Ranganathan
White Rock Theatre

Romesh Ranganathan at White Rock Theatre in Hastings on Wednesday 28 September 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
SEP
Ghost Hunt of Maidstone's Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Hall

Ghost Hunter Tours head into to Maidstone to Ghost Hunt two very active locations Corpus Cristi Hall and their other venue the very active and disused Christis. This is a great value evening as you get to investigate two seperate locations on…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 07724 364333
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01
OCT
Only Fools and 3 Courses
Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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05
NOV
Addams Family Dining Invitation
Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club

Morticia Gomez Uncle Fester and LURCH meat and eat meet and greet the guests to their home were nothing is as it seems be ready to start clicking your fingersTheyre Creepy and Theyre CookyMysterious and SpookyTheyre Altogether OokyThe Addams Family.You will be…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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09
DEC
Sean Lock
White Rock Theatre

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
APR
Heritage Transport Show
Kent Showground

This event is for anyone with a passion or interest in vintage vehicles. The 2017 event will feature the South East Bus Festival with a display of over 100 vintage buses and the chance to experience a free ride on some of…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01622 633057
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15
APR
Maidstone Tattoo Extravaganza
Kent Event Centre

Maidstones first tattoo conventionfestivalextravaganza at the detling showground 15th & 16th April 2017 a great event for the whole family 100 plus tattoo artists from across kent and further a field car and bike show fun fair charity events live music food…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01622 759179
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Tourist Attractions


Bodiam Castle

One of the most famous and evocative castles in Britain, Bodiam was built in 1385, as both a defence and a comfortable home. The exterior is virtually complete and the ramparts rise dramatically above the moat. Enough of the interior survives to give an impression of castle life.…

Highlands Farm

Located deep in the heart of the glorious Kent country side the Centre is an unbeatable family day out. With lots of new attractions have opened for Easter 2004' plus all the old favourites, no other attraction offers so much to see and do for all ages…

Kent and East Sussex Railway

Less than an hour from the M25 lies an area of gentle hills, woods and marshland where friendly olde world charm of a past age await to greet you. Our line joins together the jewels of the Weald, Tenterden Town and Bodiam Castle, brushing past the quiet Sussex…

Sissinghurst Castle

One of the world's most celebrated gardens, the creation of Vita Sackville‐West and her husband Sir Harold NicolsonDeveloped around the surviving parts of an Elizabethan mansion with a central red‐brick prospect tower, a series of small enclosed compartments, intimate in scale and romantic in atmosphere and including the…

Smallhythe Place

The half‐timbered house, built in the early 16th century when Smallhythe was a thriving shipbuilding yard, was the home of the Victorian actress Ellen Terry from 1899 to 1928 and contains her fascinating theatre collection. The cottage grounds include her rose garden, orchard, nuttery, a wonderful display of…

Ballooning Partnership

Hot Air Balloons at Ballooning Partnership in Cranbrook, Kent. Contact venue on 01580 850880 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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