Local & Live
Aug
23
to Aug 25

Local & Live

2019: Local and Live is a fantastic free music festival taking place in Royal Tunbridge Wells over the bank holiday weekend in August. The festival will be at Calverley Grounds from Friday to Monday. Local and Live features a wide range of talented local musicians and bands; what's more, it is all free to attend! Look out for other venues across town with fringe performances too!

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Movie Night
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Movie Night

Our last gathering in August is a film night, let us know you plan to join us by emailing twproeu@gmail.com.

We will be showing a recently released film that examines the role of Cambridge Analytica in the Referendum of 2016 and the last US Presidential election. It features Carol Cadwalladr and Christopher Wylie, as well as a cast of well known figures.

Starting at 7.30pm, the film lasts just under two hours.

There will be an opportunity for discussion once the film has finished.

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Tunbridge Wells Beer Weekend
Sep
5
to Sep 8

Tunbridge Wells Beer Weekend

As part of the Tunbridge Wells Food Month, the second Tunbridge Wells Beer Weekend will be a celebration of all things beer.  For beer lovers or simply those looking for new food and drink experiences, this 4 day festival has something for the intrepid.  Immerse yourself in the history of hop farming and brewing in and around the town, learn how to create the ultimate brew and indulge in some rare barrel tastings.

There will be meet the Brewer events, specially brewed beers, dark beer and sour beer tastings, Beer meets Brunch, a Beery Quiz Night and a Beer Matching Dinner!

WIth nine food and drink partners and venues throughout Royal Tunbridge Wells, it will be a weekend of tap takeovers, tastings, talks, and more. 

Fuggles, 28 Grosvenor Rd

Pig & Porter, Unit 18H, Chapman Way

The George, 29 Mount Ephraim

The Royal Oak, 92 Prospect Rd

The Ragged Trousers, 44 The Pantiles

Sankey’s, 39 Mount Ephraim

The Bedford, 2 High Street

The Pantiles Tap, 39 The Pantiles

The Sussex Arms, Sussex Mews, The Pantiles 

The Guinea, 78 Calverley Road


For ticket information and booking please visit https://www.facebook.com/twbeerweek

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Lord Adonis - Stop Boris, Stop Brexit
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

Lord Adonis - Stop Boris, Stop Brexit

  • King Charles the Martyr Church (map)
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After the successful visit of Andrew's last visit to Tunbridge Wells, he is back for another visit during his 'Stop Boris, Stop Brexit' UK tour!

On this occasion we are hosting Andrew at the Church Hall of King Charles the Martyr. Tickets will go quickly and will be required for this event, so please do not delay in ordering them as soon as possible.

There will be basic refreshments available during the evening.

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Pantiles Harvest Festival
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Pantiles Harvest Festival

2019: The Pantiles Harvest Food Festival returns in the midst of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Food Month! Another tantalising weekend full of delicious local foods and chefs.

Stalls will be selling gastronomic goodies, fine wines, craft beers and ciders as well as the essential ingredients to give provenance to your homemade dishes.

Over 40 food traders exhibiting, live cooking demos, plus live music and family friendly events on the pretty Pantiles!

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TW Food Festival
Sep
21
to Sep 22

TW Food Festival

  • Calverley Grounds, Mount Pleasant Avenue (map)
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2019 | Royal Tunbridge Wells Food and Drink Festival is held in Calverley Grounds and is the biggest event of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Food Month. It will run from 11am to 6pm on both days of the weekend and is free to enter.

Royal Tunbridge Wells Food Month is run by Royal Tunbridge Wells Together. This is a huge free family event for the town and has the backing of many of the town's major businesses, pubs and eateries.

Calverley Grounds is the scenic park in the middle of the town. It is at the end of the High Street, 50m from Tunbridge Wells Station and halfway between the Royal Victoria Place and the historic Pantiles.

We are expecting over 70 stallholders selling local, national and international food.

Cooking Demo's and talks
Food market
International food
Taster menus
Food Art
Competitions
Local food promoted by Produced in Kent.
Local fizz and wine
Craft ciders & beers.
Street Food Area - All our producers will make what they are serving right in front of you. 
 

*This program may change as we get nearer the event.
 

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People's Vote Rally in Brighton
Sep
21
10:30 PM22:30

People's Vote Rally in Brighton

Let us be heard

This summer, the British people have the chance to force our way back into the final decision on Brexit. We are going on the offensive, with rallies in 15 towns and cities across the country, culminating with an enormous, historic march in London on October 12. Because it is now clear that this is a crisis that cannot be settled by a new prime minister or a deadlocked parliament. It can only be settled by us, the people.

Save the dates. And let’s save the country.

More details to follow

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9th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival and Autumn Diesel Gala at the Spa Valley Railway
Oct
18
to Oct 20

9th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival and Autumn Diesel Gala at the Spa Valley Railway

  • Spa Valley Railway Nevill Terrace Royal (map)
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Come and enjoy one of the biggest beer festivals in Kent and Sussex from Friday 18th through til Sunday 20th October 2019.

This Real Ale and Cider event, is only made possible through the support of West Kent CAMRA, is back for it's 9th Year.  With 180+ Real Ales, 30+ Green Hop Beers, Key-Keg/Cask Beers, Belgian Beers and 30+ Ciders, this is the event you do not want to miss!

The main festival takes place in our Victorian Engine Shed at Tunbridge Wells West where you can sample the drinks and ride the trains.  The festival continues on the trains and at Groombridge and Eridge Stations too.  The whole railway comes alive with some wonderful local brews.

We've also combined this event with our annual Autumn Diesel Gala. For full listings of the locomotives and entertainment at the stations visit the website.

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March in London
Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

March in London

This summer, the British people have the chance to force our way back into the final decision on Brexit. We are going on the offensive, with rallies in 15 towns and cities across the country, culminating with an enormous, historic march in London on October 19. Because it is now clear that this is a crisis that cannot be settled by a new prime minister or a deadlocked parliament. It can only be settled by us, the people.

Save the dates. And let’s save the country.

More details to follow.

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March for Change
Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

March for Change

While politicians have spent the last three years arguing about what Brexit looks like, all the issues that led to Brexit in the first place have gotten worse. Our NHS is in crisis, our schools are having to beg for stationery and we still don’t have nearly enough affordable housing.

When the UK first narrowly voted to leave in 2016, the promise was that we would leave with a better deal. 3 years later, and we could be heading for no deal at all.

We need change and we need it now.

From the climate crisis to tax dodging, we know that working together gives us the best chance of solving the global problems we face. We want to put Brexit behind us and reunite the people. Reunite with Europe. We want to build a better Britain in a better Europe and a better world.

March with us on July 20th and be part of the fight for a better future!

We plan to meet at Tunbridge Wells train station from 9:30am to catch the 10am train up to London. Please arrive early to purchase your train ticket and remember to follow the unicorns during the march.

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BREXIT – Where the hell are we now?
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

BREXIT – Where the hell are we now?

Become inspired to support ‘REMAIN’ and a People’s Vote !

Join our public debate on:

BREXIT – Where the hell are we now?   With Prof. A.C. Grayling; Femi of Our Future Our Choice (OFOC); and Antony Hook, MEP (LibDem for S-East)

 

Uckfield Civic Centre - Friday 19 July: 7-9pm

The cross-party pro-EU group, Sussex for Europe, has organised this public event.  This summer is a crucial time for UK decisions on Brexit.   So bring your questions and your views to this discussion of all options, in view of a possible early general election and/or a different UK approach to Brexit, including potential for a damaging No-Deal Brexit.

 

Please register via Eventbrite http://bit.ly/StopBrexitevent so we can track numbers.

 
 


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People's Vote Rally in Uxbridge, London
Jul
14
6:30 PM18:30

People's Vote Rally in Uxbridge, London

Let us be heard

This summer, the British people have the chance to force our way back into the final decision on Brexit. We are going on the offensive, with rallies in 15 towns and cities across the country, culminating with an enormous, historic march in London on October 12. Because it is now clear that this is a crisis that cannot be settled by a new prime minister or a deadlocked parliament. It can only be settled by us, the people.

Save the dates. And let’s save the country.

More details to follow.

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United Nations Association London and South East Region’s Summer Council Event
Jul
6
to Jul 7

United Nations Association London and South East Region’s Summer Council Event

  • King Charles the Martyr Church Hall (map)
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UNITED NATIONS CHALLENGES

Saturday July 6, 2019

at

King Charles the Martyr Church Hall,

3 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TA

11.30 – 11.45 Welcome and Introduction

11.45-12.15 Tunbridge Wells Welcomes Refugees,

Kate Sander, a member of this local Syrian refugee support group

12.15-1.00 Sri Lanka: Social Divisions and Identity Politics

Dr Alan Bullion, a local UNA committee member and author of India, Sri Lanka

and the Tamil crisis, 1976-1994: an international perspective

1.00-2.00 LUNCH (Cafés and Pubs nearby)

2.00-2.30 General Notices

2.30 - 3.15 Israel-Palestine since Trump: a new look at Israel’s future

Brian Beeley, a member of the local UNA committee

3.15-3.45 TEA BREAK (refreshments provided)

3.45-4.30 Palestinian Prospects

Neville Grant, secretary of UNA LaSER

Complements previous presentation.

4.30 – 5.00 Discussion and concluding round-up

For details contact jane_beeley@outlook.com 01892 533566

All Welcome: Free Admission

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The Great Get Together - Calverley Gardens
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

The Great Get Together - Calverley Gardens

Tunbridge Wells Friends of the Earth are hosting a Great Get Together event in Calverley Grounds.


You may have perhaps heard of this national initiative, which is held in honour of MP Jo Cox, who was sadly murdered in 2016. She was a great advocate of bringing together groups of people so that they could see how much they really have in common. You can find more information on TGGT website here.

The idea is to gather together for a ‘plastic-free picnic’ (that is the bit which is part of our anti single-use plastics campaign) and have some activities (e.g. children’s games, a Tai Chi session), acoustic music—depending really on what people would like to do whilst enjoying time in the park and meeting new people.

They are suggesting that if there is anybody you haven’t seen for a while and would like to get in touch with again or someone to get to know better (e.g. a neighbour you say hello to but never actually had a proper conversation with) you might like to invite them along to the ‘Tunbridge Wells Great Get Together’. 

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Tunbridge Wells Social - Anniversary
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tunbridge Wells Social - Anniversary

One year on, we can’t believe how much we have achieved and all the new friendships we have made. Come celebrate with us for our official first year anniversary.

We have reserved a large table at The George, the venue of our first event. Hopefully the weather will be good so we can open the double doors onto the front garden. Conveniently, this venue should be more friendly to supporters with walking sticks and wheelchair users.

Please get in touch if you have any queries.

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The Convention
Jun
4
2:00 PM14:00

The Convention

How we protect British democracy from social media and dark money.

Despite eleven separate investigations into the conduct of the 2016 EU Referendum, and a referral by the Electoral Commission to the National Crime Agency, there have been no prosecutions and there is little sign of police actively pursuing serious criminal offences. This failure has profound implications for the Rule of Law but also the future of British democracy. If foreign money can secretly sway the outcome of elections by the abuse of personal data on social media, what hope is there for the future of liberal democracy in the UK?

The Fourth Convention - to be held at the Emmanuel Centre, Westminster, June 4th (2.00pm– 8.30pm) - will review the many scandals from the 2016 campaign with testimony from all the key players, including Carole Cadwalldr. And we will ask why the mainstream media has been so reluctant to cover the story of the stolen vote. In the second part, we will move on to propose ways of protecting British democracy with tougher new laws to control social media and dark money.

The event will feature contributions from leading politicians, lawyers and journalists, to be announced over the next few days.

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Who should represent Britain in Europe?
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

Who should represent Britain in Europe?

Berkshire for Europe have invited a panel of candidates for the South-East to discuss the European Parliament election and why it should matter to you and your family. 

  • Richard Ashworth MEP & candidate for the South-East ChangeUK @RichardAshMEP ‏

  • Catherine Bearder MEP & candidate for the South-East Liberal Democrats @catherinemep

  • John Howarth MEP & candidate for the South-East Labour @JohnHowarth1958

  • Elise Benjamin Candidate for the South-East Green Party @EliseDB ‏

Tickets are free, register here and for your safety, they will be checking tickets on the door and entry is strictly with ticket only.

On 23 May, people in the UK have the chance to elect their representatives to the European Parliament. If the UK stays – as is increasingly the majority view – those elected will represent us fo the next 5 years until 2024. This is our chance to keep our voice at the heart of Europe. Let’s make sure we get strong, proactive, decent MEPs who will serve our interests well.

In the past European elections have been largely ignored in the UK. Only 35 per cent of voters turned out in 2014. This election is about us having our say as to who gets in. It’s important that you vote, and that you can make an informed choice.

In the South-East we will be electing 10 MEPs. In total, Britain has 73. So the South-East gets 14% of all the MEPs for the UK. Votes are allocated on a proportional basis, determined on the percentage of the total votes, so even the smaller parties can win a seat and represent your views in Europe. What we decide here will really matter!

The European Parliament works on so many things that matter to all of us. Like food safety, the environment, data privacy, broadband services, toy safety, car emissions, public health standards, medicines. The European Parliament is going to be working on these issues whether or not Britain is a member. British MEPs can make a powerful difference, scrutinising the new laws, ensuring that they are right for us.

Britain is definitely in the EU until October. We hope to stay in for the long term. This is your opportunity to ask our candidates how they will work constructively with Europe, to build laws that generate prosperity, keep us healthy, and safe!

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Oxford City Centre Hustings
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Oxford City Centre Hustings

Quiz candidates! Have your say! This is the election the Government doesn't want but everyone's talking about.

Oxford Region of the European Movement UK, in a neutral, non-partisan role, has invited all contesting parties and Independent candidates in the South East Region to take part.

Speakers confirmed are

Change UK: Richard Ashworth MEP, No. 1 on his party's regional list. Former Leader of the Conservative Party MEPs.

Conservative Party: Juliette Ash, No. 5 on her party's regional list. She lives in Oxford and was her party's Parliamentary candidate for Pontypridd in 2017.

Green Party: Elise Benjamin, No. 2 on her party's regional list. Former Lord Mayor of Oxford.

Independent: Michael Turberville, who lives in Reading where he is a local campaigner.

Labour Party: John Howarth MEP, No. 1 on his party's regional list. He succeeded Anneliese Dodds MEP when she was elected as an MP in 2017. John is driving up from Tunbridge to be with us, and Emma Turnbull (No. 4 on the regional list), County Councillor for University Parks, will stand in if he's delayed.

Liberal Democrats: Catherine Bearder MEP, No. 1 on her party's regional list. She lives in Oxford, where she was a county councillor.

Socialist Party of Great Britain: Mike Foster, No. 5 on his party's regional list. He lives in Birmingham.

UK European Union Party: Angela Antetomaso, No 4 on her party's regional list for London. She is an anchor host and journalist on CNBC, the business and financial news television channel which airs across Europe.

We're awaiting replies from The Brexit Party, UKIP, and the other two Independents, and very much look forward to hearing from them all. Statements will be invited in the event that attendance is not possible.

This event is not part of a European Movement campaign or of the People's Vote campaign, nor are we encouraging support of one party or another. All points of view are respected and all are welcome. The event will be under a neutral chairperson, known and respected in the community, the Rev. Bob Wilkes, formerly Lord Mayor's Chaplain and Vicar of St Michael's at the Northgate, a former Dean of Birmingham, and former Chair of Oxford Faiths Forum.

The event is free but donations to help defray costs will be very welcome. To meet fire regulations, bookings are encouraged.

The event will be held in the Sanctuary (the Church, not the Hall), so please enter by the church's main door (wheelchair access).

We want as many people as possible to exercise their democratic right on May 23. So please tell your friends, neighbours, and workmates about this event on Friday May 17 and encourage them to come along, and then to place their Xs on the ballot paper the following Thursday.



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Labour MEP John Howarth
May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Labour MEP John Howarth

With the European Parliamentary elections just around the corner, come and meet the Labour MEP for the South-East, John Howarth this Friday in Tunbridge Wells town centre.

When: Friday 17th May 2019

Time: 10am-12noon

Where: Calverley Precinct, Tunbridge Wells, (pedestrianised bit outside the Victoria Place shopping centre)


John represents South East England for Labour. The constituency includes Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex - that's a population of more than 8 million adults.

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Europe Day in London
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Europe Day in London

  • Oxford Room Hallam Conference Centre 44 Hallam Street London (map)
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Please see details of an event put on by our friends at London for Europe.

6:00 pm Part 1. Supporting activists and campaigners

  • The Seeds of European Unity: screening of Churchill’s Zürich speech

  • Milestones of EU History: from Treaty to Treaty

  • Interactive Workshop: designing better representations of EU democracy & lawmaking

7:15 pm Part 2: The Best of the EU: expert and personal choices

  • What I like best about the EU
    Open Mike Session, featuring Lord Andrew Adonis , Lucy Anderson MEP, Germana Canzi, Stephen Dorrell, Brendan Donnelly, Jean Lambert MEP, Femi Oluwole, John Stevens

  • Closing Speech: Why I’m passionate about the EU - Stephen Dorrell, Chair, EuropeanMovement

  • The European Anthem: played by the Strasbourg flash-mob orchestra

  • Reception: Drinks and canapés

Attendance and Participation are FREE

If you plan to attend, please let them know by clicking the link here.

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Europe Day Boat Trip
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Europe Day Boat Trip

Join in with the Europe Day celebrations with an exclusive boat trip on 9th May 2019!

Come help raise awareness of the EU elections as part of a day of action focused on mobilising voters - to support the European Parliament's #ThistimeImVoting campaign.

There will be music, food and drink, including live performances from FauxBoJo, EU Supergirl, Jo Remain and rousing speeches. It's also a great networking opportunities with like-minded grassroots Remain activists.

We'll raise a storm by waving EU flags at other party goers on the river and make the press and social media as we storm Parliament en route

Brexiteers be warned - you will be made to walk the plank!

Dress Code: EU blue! (Pirates and sailors also welcome) Please bring a flag!

The trip will be a round trip so will start and finish at a pier (tbc) in central london. The boat will leave at 18:00 and you will disembark at 22:00. If you are unable to board the boatat 18:00 there will be another oppotunity to do so at 19:00

The UK is still a member of the EU - so let's celebrate what's great about being European! 

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Europe's Big Night Out
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

Europe's Big Night Out

Are you one of the 3.5 million EU nationals still living here in the UKJoin us to take back control and celebrate our European future together at a night of comedy, music and dance from all over the continent. You are still in!

When
Wednesday, 8 May

Where
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

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