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Causeway Blues & Jazz Club

Friday 23rd March 2018

Opening Night Blues double–header:
The Krissy Matthews Band / Chloe Marriott

The birth is announced of the Causeway Blues & Jazz Club, with LIVE Blues & Jazz on the last Friday of each month, starting with a fantastic night of Blues featuring The Krissy Matthews Band, with amazing support from Chloe Marriott.

Tickets ONLY £10 pp from usual outlets OR through Bookitbee

To come…

Friday 27th April – The Oxley Meier Project (Jazz Quartet)
Friday 25th May – The Rob Luft (Tonbridge Jazz star !) Quintet
Friday 29th June – BLUES Artist TBC

For further details please e-mail
or call Tim on 07730 254604

Causeway Blues & Jazz Club


Blackham Village Market

(First Saturday of every month except January)
Authentic village life atmosphere
Local produce for sale

Blackham Village Market

Saturday April 7th

10am – 12:30pm

Blackham Village Hall

Meet other village folk at “The Stage” café!  Enjoy Filter Fresh Coffee, Tea and Homemade Cakes!

Local produce for sale includes: Bread, Free-range Eggs, Home Bakery, Preserves, Willetts Farm Ice Cream, Gluten-free Muffins. Also available: Fairtrade Goods, Phoenix Cards, Aloe Vera Health Products, Handmade Jewellery.

Blackham Village Hall is a registered charity whose sole purpose is to promote and maintain the hall for the enjoyment and benefit of the community.


Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival 2018

Sunday 6th to Tuesday 8th May

Chiddingstone Castle is looking forward to delivering another fantastic literary festival over the first May Bank Holiday weekend with a superb new line-up of authors, illustrators, poets and children’s performers. The festival programme offers author talks for adults and teenagers on Sunday 6 May, a wide range of events for families on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May, and a whole day of children’s authors, illustrators and workshops especially for schools on Tuesday 8 May.

The impressive line-up of authors this year includes the No 1 bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin, renowned food writers Diana Henry and Bee Wilson, Children’s Laureate Lauren Child, Newsnight’s Evan Davis, BBC Radio 4’s Jim Al-Khalili, the launch of a new series by multi-million-selling author Kate Mosse, along with appearances by writers of biography, memoir, history, medicine, fiction, poetry, science, politics and children's books. Ensuring that it is a family affair, there will also be children's theatre performances, puppetry, life drawing, Early Man modelling with Aardman Animations, magazine-making and creative writing workshops. Visitors can also tour the Castle's collection of art and antiquities and enjoy delicious food and drink throughout the day. Tickets are on sale from 1 March. To view the full programme and to book tickets visit


Contact Victoria Henderson, Artistic Director 01892 870625/07712103121

Eden Valley Museum


“We Will Remember Them”: WW1 Exhibition.

A Guest Exhibition: “Old Bill”

A display of pottery and postcards bearing humorous cartoons about life in the trenches by Bruce Bairnsfather.

More details of these exhibitions here.

Coming soon - The Chiddingstone Hoard: 10 gold Iron Age coins


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