Reading Group @ Hollingbourne
Oct 18 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

The monthly meeting of the Hollingbourne Reading Group.

For further details please contact Barbara Lloyd on Tel 880282.


Thursday Night is Quiz Night. @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Are you Mensa or Densa? The Sugar Loaves hosts a weekly quiz night with an entry fee of £1.

Other regular events are Fish Nights every Friday from 5pm to 9pm, a Cheese Club on Saturdays at 1pm, and Vinyl Record Nights on the first Saturday of each month.

For more information about the Sugar Loaves please go

Hollingbourne is fortunate to have three pubs and other two have steak nights on Tuesdays and the Windmill has fish and chips on Thursdays for £7.50.

For more information about the Windmill in Eyhorne Street please go to

For more information about the Dirty Habit in Upper Street on the Pilgrim’s and North Downs Way please go to

Pictured below is Steve Thomas who is the licensees of the Sugar Loaves which offers darts, pool, and bat and trap games as well as traditional pub food.


Great Leeds Book Sale @ Saint Nicholas Church
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day

A sale of second hand books in aid of Leeds Church. All are welcome. Saint Nicholas’ Church in Leeds is one of churches in the North Downs Benefice which includes All Saints’ Church in Hollingbourne.

The Great Leeds Book Sale of second hand books in aid of Saint Nicholas’ Church is from 4pm to 8.30pm on Friday 19th October and from 10am to 2.30pm on Saturday 20th October.

For further details please contact Brian Hardy (Tel. 842915). Pictured below is Leeds Church where the sale will take place.




The Great Leeds Sale


FRIDAY  19th October

4.00pm to 8.30pm


SATURDAY 20th October

10am to 2.30pm


Leeds Church

(Leeds village ME17 1RJ)

The Great Leeds Book Sale of all types of second-hand books is a must for all readers.

 More books each year!!!

Hobbies, Fiction, Travel, Children’s books, Unrepeatable bargains.

Admission free, refreshments available

Also cakes & preserves on sale on Saturday

Proceeds to church ­& village funds 

Hollingbourne County Primary School Term 1 ends @ Hollingbourne County Primary School
Oct 19 all-day

Please see for more information about Hollingbourne County Primary School (Tel 880270) or go to 

A selection of views of Hollingbourne.[4]
Hollingbourne County Primary School in Eyhorne Street.
Canterbury Festival @ Canterbury and throughout Kent
Oct 20 – Nov 3 all-day

Kent’s International Festival of the Arts with concerts, plays, music, art exhibitions, dance, and other events. Tel 01227-787787 for further details.

For further information, please visit the Festival website

A picture of Canterbury Cathedral at night where some of the Festival events take place appears below.


A Digital Photography Workshop on the Hucking Estate. @ Hucking Estate of the Woodland Trust.
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Woodland Trust is organising three Digital Photography Workshops in 2018 on the Hucking Estate with the cost being £40 per day. The Estate is at the top of Hollingbourne in the North Downs. The dates are 13th May, 10th June, and 20th October.

For more information about the May workshop please go to

For more information about the June workshop please go to

For more information about the October workshop please go to


Sung Eucharist Church Service. @ All Saint's Parish Church
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

A traditional Sung Eucharist Church Service. All are welcome.

Pictured below is the interior of All Saints’ Church.

The interior of All Saint’s Church in Hollingbourne.
Les Batons – Monthly Informal Bal @ Village Hall
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An afternoon of French music and dance. New members welcome.

For more information please go to : and

Pictured below are Les Batons in the Village Hall.


Auditions for the 2019 Hollingbourne Pantomime of Rapunzel. @ Village Hall
Oct 24 all-day

All are invited to attend the auditions on Wednesday 24th October at 8pm and Wednesday 31st October at 8pm for the 2019 pantomime of “Rapunzel” which will be performed from 13th to 16th February 2019 in the Village Hall. New actors, actresses, and back stage staff are required. Rehearsals are generally held on Sunday evenings in the Village Hall. Auditions for the children’s parts will be held at 6.30pm on 18th November.

Rapunzel which is the 41st pantomime by the Hollingbourne Pantomime Group, was written by the late Val Leggatt with songs by David Head. The Musical Director is Philip Reed and the Producer is Colin Leggatt. For more information please Tel. 630226.

More details to follow.

Pictured below is Rapunzel and her Prince in the Grimm Fairy Tale.

Please see below for details of the Panto Group Christmas Quiz Night.

Fortnightly visit of the Mobile Library Van. @ Village Hall Car Park
Oct 24 @ 11:55 am – 12:25 pm

Kent Council Council Libraries Department has decided to reduce the visits of the mobile library service to Hollingbourne to just one per fortnight on a Wednesday lunchtime.

The county wide service has been drastically reduced to save £150,000 a year. The date of the last weekly visit was on 30th June 2016 and the first fortnightly visit was on 20th July. The stops at Troys Mead and Church Approach have been abandoned.

For a list of the future dates pleases go to the Regular Events page at


Pictured below is the library van outside the Village Hall.