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Smallhythe Studio

Art classes, workshops, talks, gallery and exhibitions. Some of the special events in May:

  • Thurs 9 May 2pm Talk by Philip Richardson on Post Impressionism
  • Fri 10 May  monoprinting workshop with Louise Pettifer, who you might have seen working at Sissinghurst. She has recently received an Arts Council grant and this workshop is not to be missed! 10am-1pm
  • Wed 15 May 2-4pm Watercolour techniques with Carol Mitchell
  • Fri 17 May collagraphy with Birgitta Wilson, Staplehurst printmaker. Bi's workshops are amazing and everyone is excited by the results! 10am - 1pm >>> more
Smallhythe Studio

Looking for your ancestors?

If you are trying to trace your ancestors who came from the Tenterden area then come to Tenterden Museum over May Bank Holiday and meet our expert Bob Sear. Bob has been collecting records for over forty years from Census returns, Church records  >>> read more here
Tenterden Museum - Looking for your ancestors

The Vine Inn

Work has begun on a £250,000 transformation of The Vine Inn, Tenterden. The project will include redecorating throughout, including new lighting, décor and furniture. A new bar is being installed, and the layout of the pub will be changed to create an open kitchen and a new dining area. The rear garden is being repaved and new furniture will be installed. The building is also being repainted and bespoke signage and new lighting added.
Shepherd Neame director of retail and tenanted operations Nigel Bunting said: “We are delighted to announce this significant investment in The Vine. It is a fantastic pub in a great location and we hope that this refurbishment project will enable it to continue to go from strength to strength.”

The Vine is expected to reopen at the end of May >>> check here for updates
The Vine Inn Tenterden


Featuring some local businesses & events in & around Tenterden !
Hopes Grove Nurseries Plant sale
Hopes Grove Nurseries Plant sale Fri/Sat/Sun & other weekends throughout the year. Quality plants grown here on our nursery at unbeatable prices. Easy to find on the Smallhythe Road (1/3 mile from Tenterden Tesco, opposite Tenterden Cricket Ground) Over 250,000 plants to choose from, plants at their best >>> more
TODS play Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett
Buy your tickets now for the TODS play Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett, at the Town Hall 23-25 May. The Plot: Alan Bennett’s characters are taken from the traditional cheeky seaside postcards. They are all 'cartoon characters', but in their world, they are perfectly serious >>> more
Household Waste Recycling Centre
NEW CHARGES for Household Waste Recycling Centre from Monday 3 June 2019 for the disposal of soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard >>> more
Good luck to all locals running in the London Marathon this Sunday, read more here >>> more

Tenterden Food & Drink Festival

Fri 17 - Sun 19 May 2019 Tenterden Recreation Ground. This is the third year for this event; some great stalls, music, & fairground rides for the kids. Make sure this event is in your diary! >>> more 
Tenterden Food and Drink Festival

The Tenterden 10K & 5K Run

MARSHALLS WANTED to help at the Tenterden 10K/5K run this year on Sunday 9 June from St Michaels Primary School. "Without marshalls we couldn't make this race happen and so we need vocal marshalls happy to guide and encourage the runners on the way around the course..." >>> more

Spirit of Tenterden Festival News

A new and exciting festival coming to Tenterden 5-7 July 2019 on the Recreation Ground - Real Ale Festival, Gin Bar, Street Piano, Wine, Local Food, Collectables, Arts & Crafts. Music - local bands, open mic & recorded music, Dog Show & more
Put the racenight in your diaries now - Wed 22 May - Fundraising event for the Spirit of Tenterden Festival at This Ancient Boro. Pop into the 'Boro now and buy a horse for £5. Never been to a pub racenight before? Now's your chance! >>> more
We're going to have a Street Piano in the Gin Bar! If you know anyone who would like to play on our public street piano 5-7 July on the Recreation Ground do let them know, we would love them to come along, and you too >>> more
Spirit of Tenterden Festival beer
Pop down to the Old Dairy Brewery Shop and pick up some Spirit of Tenterden Festival beer, it's available now! Try a bottle & let us know what you think on social media >>> more
Stalls wanted: food stalls/units (cakes, chocolate, vegan, vegetarian, Thai, curry, jacket potatoes); arts & crafts; collectables, pet stall & more >>> more
Spirit of Tenterden Dog Show,
Spirit of Tenterden Fun Dog Show, Sunday 7 July  >>> more

Christmas in Tenterden 2019

Fri 22nd - Sun 24th November. Stall applications are now welcome! >>> more
Tenterden Christmas Market

Save our Green Spaces

Keeping Tenterden Green - Public Launch
Tues 7 May, 2pm ~ Wed 8 May, 7pm ~ Sat 11 May, 11am
Venue: St Mildred's Church >>> more
Keeping Tenterden Green

Business & Community News

Snippets & info
  • 2019 Tenterden Cricket Club fixtures >>> more
  • Bingo, Tenterden Club Fri 26 April >>> more
  • Tenterden Book Fair Sat 27 April, hundreds of books and the Café is open for Breakfast and Lunch >>> more
  • Tai Chi in the garden at Smallhythe Place Sat 27 Apr >>> more
  • History Society talk, Mon 29 April, Kentish Seaside Resorts >>> more
  • Lone Star Comedy Club Fri 3 May The Sinden Theatre >>> more
  • Open Day Benenden Hospital 11 May >>> 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 

80s Disco

Animal Sanctuary
Sat 27 Apr

Science Talk

Station Buffet
Mon 29 Apr
Cafe Scientifique Tenterden Talk

Stage School

Sinden Theatre
Every Sat
The Academy Performing Arts Stage School

Street Party

Sun 2 June
Tenterden Rotary Club Street Party

Organ Concert

Unitarian Church
Sat 11 May
Coffee Morning Organ Concert Tenterden Unitarian Old Meeting House

Flower Festival

St Mildreds
Bank Hol 25-27 May
Flower Festival St Mildreds Church Tenterden
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