Kindly sponsored by David Burton. We are very pleased that this event will be going ahead. The format will be different to previous years because of the Covid - 19 restrictions and we can only accommodate a maximum of 7 teams as opposed to the usual 12 or 14. We are sure that the sport and the atmosphere will be as good as ever. We are very grateful to our generous Sponsor David Burton and to those who have donated Raffle Prizes. We are most grateful to the Royal Ashdown Golf Club who have helpfully communicated their health and safety measures and given us full confidence that the event can proceed safely.
The Friends were delighted that so many supporters accompanied us on a wonderful walk in the Groombridge, Kent countryside. We were very fortunate with the sunny weather which created wonderful views far and wide. Click 'Find out more' to view some photos from the walk!
A new Art talk to follow on from a very successful evening of Picasso and his Women led by Liz Strang. This is a taste of what is to come:
CEZANNE: PROVINCIAL FROM PROVENCE TO FATHER OF MODERN ART.
A Provencal from birth whose love of his native land was a constant, Cezanne painted determinedly and single-mindedly following his own path. He never gained entry to l’Ecole des Beaux Arts nor had a work accepted by the Salon. Difficult, touchy and anti-social, but capable of strong friendships (Zola and Pissarro), success eluded him until his old age. Then, confronted by his strong colours, single brushstrokes and original viewpoint, Picasso, Braque, and others were inspired to call him the “Father of Modern Art.”
Some may remember a very successful event we ran in October 2017 that involved Nicola Mills singing Opera for a group of about 60 diners. Everyone who attended marvelled at Nicola’s voice and her charisma. She has now devised a new show which focuses on Julie Andrews’ singing and acting career. She will be performing at the Angel Centre in Tonbridge and has kindly offered to share some of the profits of the evening with the Friends.
Cancelled. We warmly thank all of our player supporters and look forward to providing you with a wonderful lunch in 2021 after another season of Bridge playing
Annual Bridge Lunch organised and run by Liz Strang in aid of the Friends will take place this year on the 19th April at the Bridge Club. The lunch is the culmination of a Bridge League that this year involves 10 groups of 6 couples playing. It is a very popular competition which attracts enthusiasts every year.
St. Johns Church Hall, Amherst Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9LG
'NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT: COVID 19: We regret that due to current health concerns we have postponed this event until further notice. Please contact us by email to request refund of your table payments. We very much hope to hold this enjoyable event at a date in Autumn - to be advised'. We hope to advertise a new date on this site and by email, as soon as we can. The Committee send thanks and very best wishes to all our…
A wonderful evening of uplifting choral music was performed by the Tongswood Chamber Choir on Saturday 30th November in Aid of the Friends. Some 60 people attended St Paul’s Church Rusthall for this event and all enjoyed meeting friends and acquaintances over a glass of wine and mince pies in anticipation of Advent. Those who attended remarked on the high quality of the singing and the choice of music. We would like to thank all members of the Choir for…
Thursday 17th October 2019 Royal Ashdown Golf Club (old course) Cost per person - £85 Bacon butty and coffee from 8.00am Shotgun start 9.00am Three-course lunch with glass of wine from 2.00pm Golf Day Form Prizes Best individual score, including annual. Andrew Smith Memorial Trophy Highest team score - best two Stableford Scores at each hole to count David Burton Trophy Raffle 3 Course Lunch Prizes
At Holmewood House School, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells Time: 7.30 pm. Ticket includes A welcome Drinks and Nibbles £15.00 per person, concessions for students. Talk by Arts Lecturer Liz Strang. Tickets available: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A BEAUTIFUL CIRCULAR WALK FROM GROOMBRIDGE TO HARTFIELD with Lunch at the Anchor Inn for sustenance. All ages and abilities welcome. More details of route - to follow. Please contact Peter Lawne or Peter Tullett for more details and for the map of the route @: email@example.com