A busy day in Tunbridge Wells

I feel this post should come with a map for those who don’t live in the town… I can offer this Google Map link if you’d like to look.


The day started with Breakfast at Trinity in the town centre listening to Joanne Louise Parker while I drunk coffee and ate cake…


plus Mr and Mrs Papercuts exhibition was still on in the Gallery.


A walk northward mid-afternoon to charity fundraiser ‘Keyfest’ at the Cross Keys pub – two days of music, stalls and BBQ, raising funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, organised by AVP. Bands included ‘Canyon of Dreams’ (above)


and ‘Ukelear Fallout’ (there are some ukuleles behind those music stands)


We then had to get a lift home with the Ukelear Fallout amps and instruments, which saved a bit of leg-work. So we decided to walk to TW Forum (in the south of the town) for the Local and Live Electric evening, although we missed most of ‘Witches Lane’


we got to see ‘Code Marla’ (above) with added trombone


and ‘Mother of Pearl’.

Quite a contrast of music as the day progressed! However, I feel all this travelling stands us in good stead for three weeks time when Local and Live takes place. This year the main festival will be in Calverley Grounds for two days, The Forum for four evenings, and at nine fringe locations around Tunbridge Wells. With about 200 acts performing over the four days, it would be an amazing task to get round all of them… and I kept meeting up with someone yesterday who thinks they could do it… Anyone else up for the challenge?


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