Calendar

Nov
16
Fri
Folkestone Book Festival @ Quarterhouse
Nov 16 – Nov 25 all-day

Kent’s only literary festival and just over half an hour along the M20 from Hollingbourne (Junction 8). All are welcome.

 

Ten days of author talks, thought-provoking discussions, engaging family events and fascinating workshops from Friday 16 – Sunday 25 November.

This year’s festival invites a range of key speakers from the world of science, history, politics and much more, to discuss topics such as food and health; memory and identity; women in history; philosophy; democracy and the economy.

Launching on Friday 16 November, Folkestone Book Festival also marks the Creative Quarter Christmas lights switch-on. This year’s festivities will be led by award-winning author Kit de Waal, whose heart-breaking novel, My Name is Leon, won Irish Novel of the Year in 2017.

Over the following nine days don’t miss a fabulous series of family events from Anthony Browne, Matt Haig and Caroline Lawrence; delve into history with Jenni Murray, Charles Spencer, Alison Weir, Philippe Sands and Bettany Hughes; explore arts, music, tech and science with Viv Albertine, Marina Warner, Hannah Fry, Adam Rutherford and Lucy Siegle; and enjoy an evening of comedy with Robin Ince.

We look forward to three days of international events! Discover the rich culture and extraordinary history of Turkey with Jeremy Seal, Barbara Nadel and Alev Scott; explore the food, literature and politics of India with Chetna Makan, Rachel Dwyer, Vaseem Khan and Amit Chaudhuri; and we throw open the doors of the US covering everything from classic fiction to America First with Lynne Murphy, Dharshini David, Brian Klaas, Sarah Churchwell and Nick Hayes.

 

                                                             For more information and ticket booking click here or call the Box Office on 01303 760 750.

For further details please follow the link: www.folkestonebookfest.com

Pictured below is Folkestone.

Folkstone from the Harbour Arm, formerly the cross Channel ferry terminal, looking towards the Leas.

 

 

 

M20 closure between Hollingbourne and London. @ M20 Motorway
Nov 16 all-day

Highways has advised Hollingbourne Parish Councils of a series of night-time and all day closures on the M20 between Junctions 5 and 3. No information has been supplied about the roadworks between Junctions 7 at Bearsted via Hollingbourne at Junction 8 and Junction 9 in Ashford.

Details of the closures and likely times are on the plan reproduced below.

Nov
17
Sat
M20 closure between Hollingbourne and London. @ M20 Motorway
Nov 17 all-day

Highways has advised Hollingbourne Parish Councils of a series of night-time and all day closures on the M20 between Junctions 5 and 3. No information has been supplied about the roadworks between Junctions 7 at Bearsted via Hollingbourne at Junction 8 and Junction 9 in Ashford.

Details of the closures and likely times are on the plan reproduced below.

Handmade Mid-Winter Market supporting Breast Cancer Kent. @ The Tithe Barn,
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The seventh annual Mid Winter Market in aid of Breast Cancer Kent just off the square in Lenham. All are welcome.

Women’s Institute Barn Dance – All welcome! @ Hollingbourne Village Hall,
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

UPDATE – All tickets are now sold.

Tickets are £8 including supper. Tickets from Tel 880382 and Tel 734370 in Eyhorne Street. All are welcome.

The caller is John  Sweeney.

A typical Barn Dance but not in Hollingbourne Village Hall.

Nov
18
Sun
Auditions for the 2019 Hollingbourne Pantomime of Rapunzel. @ Village Hall
Nov 18 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.

M20 closure between Hollingbourne and London. @ M20 Motorway
Nov 18 all-day

Highways has advised Hollingbourne Parish Councils of a series of night-time and all day closures on the M20 between Junctions 5 and 3. No information has been supplied about the roadworks between Junctions 7 at Bearsted via Hollingbourne at Junction 8 and Junction 9 in Ashford.

Details of the closures and likely times are on the plan reproduced below.

Sung Eucharist Church Service. @ All Saint's Parish Church
Nov 18 @ 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.
Handmade Mid-Winter Market supporting Breast Cancer Kent. @ The Tithe Barn,
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The seventh annual Mid Winter Market in aid of Breast Cancer Kent just off the square in Lenham. All are welcome.

Les Batons – Monthly Informal Bal @ Village Hall
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

For more information please go to : https://www.facebook.com/Les-Batons-1435926823339543/ and https://sites.google.com/site/lesbatons/

Pictured below are Les Batons in the Village Hall.

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