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Tenterden Food and Drink Festival

Friday - Saturday - Sunday
17-19 May 2019, Tenterden Recreation Ground
Friday 12pm – 7pm; Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 11am – 6pm

Tenterden Food and Drink Festival
Now in its third year, this event is a firm favourite and 2019 promises to be the best yet. There will be array of local, national and international stalls selling street foods from around the world, artisan grocery products and beverages together with an arts and crafts section. Alongside the shopping experience and alfresco dining area, there will be a range of entertainment for the whole family including children’s rides and slides. A live music stage will see a line-up of artists performing across a range of genre, whilst the Famous Last Stand bar will be serving a selection of craft beers, cider, wine, gin and plenty of fizz!
Fresh, handmade street foods including mouth-watering pork or chicken souvlaki, burgers with homemade toppings, jerk chicken, goat curry, authentic Thai delicacies, game sausages, kebabs, sweet and savoury crepes plus a range of healthy vegetarian and vegan foods. A range of refreshing ice creams will be on hand, as well as cocktails from a vintage VW camper van converted into a unique bar. Homemade groceries will be available for tasting. Award winning flavoured waxed cheese truckles, locally produced jams, fruit crumbles and juices, chilli relishes, ketchups, marinades and fresh meats are just some of the artisan and locally produced foods on offer. Bottles of chocolate wine, flavoured vodkas and gins will make ideal gifts or treats for those who love a little tipple, whilst barista style coffees, coffee beans, unusual teas and hot chocolates add to the line-up of beverage products to take away. >>> more

The Roots Gathering Festival

Hole Park Rolvenden
Friday - Sunday, 17-19 May 2019
Holistic micro festival for the whole family. Live music each evening from some of the best local acts, fabulous workshops on many different subjects, from practical things like "how to create a pond" to the more esoteric "weaving magic in the modern world". Meditation, yoga, dancing, songs around the communal camp fire, entertainment for the kids, storytelling and magic shows for the whole family to enjoy. Learn new skills in our craft village. Or simply kick back and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. Great food, great music and beautiful grounds to explore. >>> more
The Roots Gathering Festival

Ivy Court Surgery News

Ivy Court Surgery has now successfully relocated all medical services to (a) the Portable Offices across the road from the surgery and (b) to East Cross Clinic (the building next door to Ivy Court). The main Ivy Court Surgery is now non functional, ready for its redevelopment! "We request your patience over the coming 12-18 months while we work on our expansion plans for Ivy Court. The end result will be a state of the art healthcare facility for the town and surrounding areas."

Ivy Court Surgery relocation

We are looking for ponds!

The Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership are looking to create and restore wildlife ponds to help connect and expand Great Crested Newt populations. Funding is from a new District Level Licensing scheme and is connected to built development in Kent. We are looking for landowners in your parish who may be interested in having pond/s created on their land or have pond/s which require restoration; perhaps they need de-silting, are overgrown, have dried out or are overshadowed by trees. The work to these ponds would be undertaken by the partnership in the autumn, with no expense to the landowner. >>> more
Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership looking for ponds


Cycling and Walking Strategy Consultation "Tell us your views" >>> more
Cycling and Walking Strategy Consultation

New businesses in Tenterden

106b High Street, Tenterden
La Petite Brocante  >>> more
Decorative Antiques and Textiles 
La Petite Brocante Tenterden
La Petite Brocante
La Petite Brocante

1940s Weekend

This weekend! Sat & Sun 18-19 May
Tenterden Town Station
Kent & East Sussex Railway

50-plus vehicles on show, including jeeps and service trucks, and more than 200 re-enactors wearing clothes from the period. A packed programme of events will include singers, dancers and stalls selling vintage clothes and military items. And steam trains too! ... >>> more 

HOT OFF THE PRESS there will be a micro exhibition in the model railway room with some wonderful old photos (some borrowed from the Imperial War Museum), newspaper cuttings, gas masks, helmets, evacuation stuff, WW2 paraphernalia,etc. This is a must to see!
1940s Weekend Tenterden Town Station
1940s Weekend Tenterden Town Station
1940s Weekend Tenterden Town Station
1940s Weekend Tenterden Town Station
1940s Weekend Tenterden Town Station

Evening Concert

Saturday 25 May, 7pm
St Mildreds Church
Big hits from the last few decades featuring The Electric Horn Society – ‘Jazzers playing Pop’ – with a guest appearance from Andy Panayi (BBC Big Band, Humphrey Lyttelton etc) on saxes and flute plus trombonist, keyboard and trumpet.  Dynamic singing of songs by Aretha Franklin,  ABBA, Queen, The Walker Brothers, ELP, David Guetta and many more!!   Tickets £10 from Webbs or Online via the Friends of St Mildreds website or on the door.  An evening not to be missed! >>> more
Flower Festival and Evening horn concert
Part of the St Mildred's Flower Festival celebrations 25-27 May Flower Festival, St Mildreds Church, Tenterden - Bank Holiday weekend. 

The church will be transformed into a festival of colour and scent!

Church Tower open 

Business & Community News

Snippets & info
  • Wealden Business Group, probably the best business networking available in the Weald of Kent >>> find out more
  • New summer collection now instore at Fat Face, 8 High Street, Tenterden
  • Two-room, first floor office suite available in central Tenterden (easy walking distance of the High Street). No parking. No lift >>> enquiries here
  • Hand Made Rugs Relocation Sale, some great offers 50% off, pop into 104 High Street, Tenterden >>> more
  • Public Exhibition - land at Appledore Road, Tenterden. Wates Developments, Friday 17 May, 3pm-7.30pm St Mildred's Church Hall, new houses, country park' football pitches, outdoor classroom >>> more
  • Exciting update on the Recreation Ground Re-ordering - read the latest Focus Group Meeting Notes here >>> more
  • Old Dairy Brewery Bar Open, Friday 17 May, 5-8pm, Tenterden Station Yard. The perfect way to start your weekend >>> more
  • Live Music at the William Caxton Sat 18 May, 8pm, landlord John's First Anniversary Bash >>> more
  • Puppy Life Skills & Adult Dog Training in Tenterden (Highbury Hall) starting 13 June 2019 - NEW evening slots this time >>> more 
  • Make Music Day Fri 21 June St Mildreds Church, solo musicians, musical ensembles, choirs, bands; all genres of music, wanted. If you would like to take part please contact Cris Descher >>> here
  • Tributes in the Park returns on Sat 13 July with an amazing line up ABBA, Maddie's Sounds of the 60s, Queen, Tom Jones, Elvis, Natalie Ward, thanks to St Michaels Village Community Group >>> more


More events in Tenterden listed here 

Charity Plant Sale

Tesco Forecourt
25 May

Quiz Night

This Ancient Boro
Sun 19 May
Pub Quiz This Ancient Boro

Tenterden 10K/5K

St Michaels
Sun 9 Jun
The Tenterden 10K & 5K Run

Street Party

Sun 2 June
Tenterden Rotary Club Street Party

Roller Disco

Leisure Centre
Sat 18 May


This Ancient Boro
Wed 22 May
Racenight This Ancient Boro
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