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Events cancelled due to Covid 19.

Please note that due to the coronavirus outbreak, many previously advertised events have been cancelled. Please check directly with organisers for the latest information.

There are many fun family events across the borough each month.

Jane Austen’s Christmas

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday

Start the Christmas celebrations with this wonderful talk about Georgian Christmases! Advent marked the start of Christmas but preparations would begin the week before on Stir Up Sunday. Houses were decorated with evergreens. There would be ‘mumming’ ‘wassailing’ spillikins, bilbocatch, bullet pudding and snapdragons.

The birthday address to be given by Dr Claire Walsh

Venue: Your House

Refreshments: Your own

Via: Zoom

Time: 6pm UK


A link will be sent a week before the address

Hosting an event

If you have any community events that you would like publicised please provide the details by emailing

If you are planning to hold any event, there are a number of organisations that you, as the event organiser, need to request permission from and consult.

If you are planning an event on a public open space owned by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council please complete an Event application form for public open spaces

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council cannot accept any responsibility for any errors, omissions or subsequent alterations.

Country Park events

Events take place in Haysden Country Park and Leybourne Lakes Country Park throughout the year.

View our Country parks events booklet.


EM Forster Theatre

The Box Office, EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, TN9 1JP

For a full list of shows visp;

Oast Theatre

London Rd Tonbridge Kent TN10 3AN

For a full list of show visit

Happy Tonbridge

A video has been made in Tonbridge to show off its thriving community and put a bit of happiness into the town. Inspired by Pharrell Williams' number one hit Happy, more than 2,000 happy films have been made worldwide and Tonbridge wanted a slice of the action. Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council recognised the film's worth and a Community Enhancement Grant was given to support the launch event. See the full video at

Jane Austen's Connections to Tonbridge

You can have an MP3 audio guided tour of the monuments in the Church of St Peter & St Paul; these include the tomb of Jane Austen's grandparents, other Austens and people they knew narrated by Louise Jameson. You may also download this guide.

A circular walk of Tonbridge includes local links to Jane Austen. Download a copy of the leaflet.

Farmers' Markets

There are a number of Farmers Markets across the borough.

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media. If you are looking to use our site for commercial, corporate or professional photography please contact as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.