Posted in May 2013

Draft Cultural Strategy

When we went to the Council Cabinet Meeting about relocating the Tourist Information Centre (in March), another item on the agenda was the first draft of the Draft Cultural Strategy. It’s changed a little bit now, and is being reviewed at meetings along with a consultation document, so a final report can be made. Invited … Continue reading

Review of unfest 2013

Under my out of focus photo of SLAVES finishing their set of the floor of The Forum on Saturday night, I am going to collect together links to other people’s reviews, blogs, photos, videos. This will be a work in progress as more things probably come up. Starting with two YouTube Videos, The first made … Continue reading

Spring and summer all at once

It has been a gloriously sunny weekend in this part of Kent. Friday was cold, wet and windy, but Saturday started sunny, and it just got warmer as the days went by… crashing back to cold and wet today for the return to work for many. (Always remember: some work weekends, some work nights, some … Continue reading

Unfest 2013 Sunday

Day three was warm, and sunny, what more could anyone ask for? Tunbridge Wells lacks a sea & seaside, but the Common serves quite well…. Started the day inside The Forum for a solo set by Mike Wilton of The Standard Lamps, who managed to perform ‘Harmonica Song’ without a harmonica, and then dash outside … Continue reading

Unfest 2013 Saturday

This blog should contain a disclaimer: “Sorry I didn’t blog ‘Unfest 2013 Friday’ ” which was spent in The Forum watching The Paul Dunton Orchestra, Dan Clews and The Swinging Little Big Band, and failing to take a decent photo in the lighting. So, onto Saturday, which we started at around 5pm in The Bedford … Continue reading

Another Javabean evening

Following on from the first ‘Read Your Words’ evening in March, we arranged another one to fit in around the ‘Word Up!’ events in the Forum. To the backdrop of art by Julia Stockwell-Hamid a total of ten people got up to … read their words. A mixture of regulars from Tunbridge Wells Writers group, … Continue reading

Pantiles Food Festival May 2013

This weekend the Pantiles were alive with the smells of food. A two day food festival, with many different stalls offering different delights. We went today for lunch: after wandering around all the stalls we settled on some paella from La Casa Vecchia (it’s just not something we’d ever cook at home – the basis … Continue reading


We were lured to The Grove this afternoon on our walk home from The Pantiles Food Festival, by some mentions on twitter from @FoundinTWells . What we “found” were lots of notices stuck on the trees about lost and found items… and did make me “notice” for the first time the strangely pollarded tree. If … Continue reading

Live music….

I think this postcard may have been used last year, when the start of this project was proposed… anyway, in lieu of the park bandstand, I have now confirmed three dates this summer with Acoustic Valium Project for ‘Busking in a Gazebo’ in the park. Hopefully the weather is going to be good to us … Continue reading