Literature and Drama

There are five book circles each meeting once a month. Group 1 - 2nd Wednesday of each month 2.00pm at members’ homes. Group 2 - 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2.00pm in members’ homes. Group 3 - 2nd Thursday of each month at 2.15pm in members’ homes. Group 4 - 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2.30pm in  members’ homes. Group 5 - 3rd Thursday of the month at 10.30am at members’ homes.

This is a new one-year course based on the literary series of the same name shown on BBC4 last summer.  It will meet in Tonbridge on a Tuesday morning. There will be eight sessions, four from Sept. to December, and four from January to April. There will then be a break over the summer. Numbers will be limited so that all can see the TV.

  This group complete short exercises as a session or homework to develop character, create dialogue, ideas for plot, or focus on memory as a basis for autobiography and fiction.

This group looks at authors who have lived or worked in this area, with a focus on Kent. We discuss a text and author each month.  We also make one or two visits to places of interest. We meet on the 4th Monday afternoon.  

We meet to read a variety of plays together, from Shakespeare to modern. No acting talent is required. Group 1 - Meet in Hildenborough on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.00am. Group 2 - Meet in Hildenborough on the 2nd Monday of the month at 10.00am.

The purpose of the group is simply to enjoy reading poetry (one or two members sometimes write their own) with comments perhaps, but no serious analysis. 10.00am on the 3rd Thursday each month in Hildenborough.

A self-help group for anyone interested in learning more about the craft of writing poetry. Suitable for beginners and more experienced writers wishing to improve their knowledge and skills.  Despite the lockdowns, we have kept going courtesy of Zoom and we would be delighted to have new members.  Everyone is very supportive of each other’s efforts so this is not an intimidating process at all. We meet on the 4th Tuesday each month from 2.00pm in Hildenborough.

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm in Tonbridge.