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It’s Christmas Time

TAYLOR MADE DREAMS CHARITY SINGLE LAUNCH Watch the video here: It’s Christmas Time I am going to inflict the words ‘Christmas’ on you in November, but I urge you not to look away. This is a project that started back in the sunny days of summer, when a group of local musicians and singers met … Continue reading

Yes, there was music… #unfest14 This is what I saw and heard: Perk and Pearl Lipschtick (Mind Your Head Gallery) Artists Unveiled Sound Installation (Corn Exchange) Hey Zeus (photo in The Cake Shed) Rhythm and Rhyme (Javabean ) The Autumn Ravine (Forum) The Watermelons (Forum) Word Up! (Forum) Ugly Love (Forum) Empire (Forum) Bombay Monkey (Forum) Matt Bridle (Yurt) Sean … Continue reading

Three days in May

Anticipation, planning, organising. Crossing the road. Sun. Rain. Burgers. Two old men walk in through the open doors, wander around in curiosity, go out again. The drummer smiles the biggest grin. A little girl in a fairy dress dances. Stickers in a box. CDs for sale for £4.00. Flat batteries. Fans on stage and bubble … Continue reading

Unfest Weekend

A proper review will follow, but so far this Bank holiday weekend, Tunbridge Wells has been full of art, music and strange goings on… Bank Holiday Monday unfest continues, but a bit of a quieter day…

Charities for unfest

One reason I got to know the people behind The Forum was in a search of what there was for teens to do around Tunbridge Wells. Amazingly, two years later, the proposed Youth Centre, lead by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, has not appeared. However, it was reassuring when I chatted to Jason and Richard at … Continue reading

Coming soon…. unfest14

  Three years ago we ran a take-away sandwich and coffee shop. People used to come and ask to put up posters for events, and one day we were asked to put up a poster for arts at unfest. The girl who brought round the poster explained it was a music festival around the Pantiles, … Continue reading

Family Fun Day 2014

Monday May 5th saw our third Family Fun Day in Grosvenor and Hilbert Park. I suppose this now makes in ‘annual’…. As the poster shows, it’s 125 years since the park was opened, and we started with a slight Victorian theme, but in the end the arrange of attractions were quite diverse. We were happy … Continue reading

Tea and Jam

Another Oxjam event yesterday, a pop up Tea Room in the vacant shop in Royal Victoria Place. This unit has hosted SoCreate and Bring the Happy, now took it’s turn as a Tea Room with live music, book stall, and a lollipop draw! I caught the very end when Lewis Osmant joined Jay Burgess to … Continue reading

National Playday

A belated blog. The first Wednesday in August is National Playday, an event taken on in Grosvenor and Hilbert Park by the Kent High Weald Partnership, as in previous years. Using local wood various ‘making’ activities were available such as wands, dream catchers, bug boxes and Bows and Arrows. There was also face painting, bug … Continue reading

Oxjam Jam Slam

Rewind to Sunday afternoon, and the Market Square, Tunbridge Wells. I mentioned the Oxjam Jam Slam briefly yesterday in a general blog about people getting out and enjoying themselves. The main Oxjam event will be in October, at various different venues around the town. Sunday was a launch, and part of Our Big Gig “bringing … Continue reading