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Mindfulness 8 Week Course

Wednesday 19th April, 1:00 am to Wednesday 28th June to 3:00 am

Venue: tbc in Tenterden

Details: Mindfulness is an evidence-based, non-religious teachable skill that has been shown to improve Wellbeing, Creativity and Happiness in a wide variety of settings as well as reducing Stress, Anxiety and Depression. The 8 week course is taught by GP Dr Neil Pillai and Sheila Webb and begins on Wednesday, May 3. An Introduction session is held on Wednesday, April 19.

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The Massive Rye Model Railway Exhibition

Saturday 29th April, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Venue: Rye College, The Grove, Rye

Details: You’re invited to make tracks to a model railway show in Rye on Saturday 29th April 2017. The first one in Rye in over 20 years and is tip to be the largest in Sussex. The event is being held 10am - 4.30pm at Rye College, The Grove, Rye East Sussex. More than 20 model railway layouts, along with a number of trade stands, will be on show in a variety of scales from tiny Z gauge to O Gauge. The exhibition is being supported by clubs and modellers from around the South East, with layouts including: Sewel, based on the Rye & Camber Tramway. Ville a la Campagne, a quiet French country town. Wentworth Shed, a steam depot. Cement Works, an industrial scene of a cement works. There’s free parking on-site at the school. There is a small admission.

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The Six-Sided Man

Thursday 4th May, 7:30 pm to Friday 5th May to 7:30 pm

Venue: Barn Theatre, Smallhythe Place, Tenterden TN307NB

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Viennese Classics by Candlelight (Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms)

Saturday 6th May, 7:30 pm

Venue: St MIldred's Church

Details: A new Spring Festival with the world-renowned Primrose Piano Quartet. The Saturday evening concert will feature a programme of Viennese Classics by candlelight to include Mozart Piano Quartet in Eflat, Schubert String Trio Bflat, Johann Strauss "Wiener Blut" arranged for piano quartet and all-time favourite, the G minor Piano Quartet of Johannes Brahms with its famous gypsy finale. The event is promoted by the Friends of St Mildreds.

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The Fureys

Sunday 7th May, 7:30 am

Venue: The Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Ashford Road

Details: For over 39 years Ireland’s legends, the Fureys have been selling out concerts worldwide. After a gap of 6 years they perform here again for a great night of Irish Music, Songs and stories. All tickets £18.50

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"Animals!" Family Concert with the Primrose Piano Quartet

Sunday 7th May, 3:00 pm

Venue: St Mildreds Church

Details: A new Spring Festival with the world-renowned Primrose Piano Quartet. The Sunday afternoon concert will provide entertainment for the whole family with a programme featuring animals in music including excerpts from "Carnival of the Animals", Harry Potter, Ferdinand the Bull, Flanders & Swann and much more. Bring a teddy bear! Tickets £5 for adults, children and bears go free. The event is promoted by the Friends of St Mildreds. https://www.friendsofstmildredstenterden.com/events

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1940s WEEKEND

Saturday 20th May, 10:00 am to Sunday 21st May to 6:00 pm

Venue: Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE

Details: Take a step back in time with a visit to the annual 1940’s Weekend at the Kent & East Sussex Railway on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May 2017. Admission includes unlimited train travel on the day of your visit. On arrival at Tenterden collect your free identity card before immersing yourself in the nostalgic 40’s atmosphere created by the re-enactors, live performers and authentic 1940’s displays. On both days there will be an exciting Spitfire flying display* at Tenterden station. Visiting locomotive ‘Foxcote Manor’ will be one of the steam locomotives taking passengers between Tenterden and Bodiam stations with services leaving every 45 minutes. A variety of attractions are planned for each station, and re-enactors and 1940’s singers will be performing throughout the weekend, including ‘Viv the Spiv’ with his black market goods. Activities at Tenterden Station will include singing from popular 40’s group ‘My Favourite Things’ and energetic dancing from the Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers. Visit vintage stalls selling authentic 40s clothes and accessories and perhaps book an appointment with the guest hairdresser and barber to complete your 1940s makeover (additional cost applies). Visit the RAF station operations room to see how the plotting table would have been operated during the Battle Britain. Learn how Air Sea Rescue helped airmen forced to ditch in the Channel, and talk to the ARP Air Raid Precaution teams for an insight into life on the home front. Peruse the collection of vintage military and civilian vehicles. At Bodiam Station there are interactive land army displays and activities. The younger members of the family will enjoy the arts and crafts and can even learn how to milk a cow! Costumed re-enactors, military and civilian vehicles all add to the atmosphere. Explore the Desert Rats encampment display filled with authentic kit, weapons and a variety of jeeps. Listen to popular tunes from the era sung by two 40’s singers Pete Wayre and Miss Holiday Swing. Vintage Allsorts will provide a pop up tearoom and a free Heritage Bus Service will run between Bodiam Station and Bodiam Castle. * Flying display subject to weather conditions Every effort will be made to provide the attractions as advertised; but unforeseen circumstances may result in alteration or cancellation at short notice

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Cakes and Tea with Dolly P

Wednesday 31st May, 2:00 am

Venue: The Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Ashford Road

Details: Another of the Sinden's matinees with entertainment from Sarah Jayne and Andy as Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Tickets £10. Carers come free of charge.

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South East Open Studios June 2017

Friday 9th June, 10:00 am to Sunday 25th June to 7:00 pm

Venue: Various locations in the South East

Details: Almost 300 artists and craftspeople from around the South East will open their doors to the public this June so visitors can see them at work in their own studios. The event, called South East Open Studios, is now in its 21st year, and is a well-established highlight of the cultural calendar. Celebrating outstanding local art, the South East Open Studios event will run from 9th - 25th June 2017. Artists and craftspeople will exhibit their work made in a wide range of media, including traditional oils and watercolours, ceramics, textiles, photography, fine metalwork, digital and mixed media, glassware, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, woodwork, jewellery and more. There is such a variety to choose from, it’s worth taking a whole day, or several, to plot a route around some exciting studios, stopping along the way for lunch. There is no pressure to purchase, but visitors will have the chance to meet, talk to and see the artists at work. You’re guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome – and it’s all completely free! When? 9th - 25th June 2017, 7 days a week, 10am-5pm. Not all artists exhibit every day, so check your guidebook or visit www.seos-art.org for details.

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