Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

If you’re interested in the arts, Hadlow has a wide range of clubs and activities from calligraphy to amateur dramatics.

If you would like your club or society to appear in these listings, please download the clubs form and hand into the Parish Council office.

Hadlow Amateur Dramatics

Hadlow Amateur Dramatic Society (HADS). As our title suggests we are an “Am Dram” society based in Hadlow in Kent. We have been established for over 30 years, with our first production being a pantomime in the local school hall. We have since grown to produce a variety of shows, ranging from Old Time Musical to Variety Shows and Comedy Plays to Sketch Shows. Every year we run a pantomime during early January and a “Spring Show” in May. We are incredibly passionate about bringing theatre to Hadlow, Tonbridge and the local areas. All our shows play at Hadlow Village Hall, but we also tour with our Murder Mystery Evenings, for which we are available for hire.

We meet most Mondays at Hadlow Village Hall.

Website: | Email:

The Reading Group

Hadlow Library Reading GroupThe Library – Tel: 01732 851794

Reading Group 1 meets on Tuesday 5 December at 11am in the library to discuss ‘The Silkworm’ by Robert Galbraith.

Reading Group 2 meets on Tuesday 19 December from 10-11am to discuss ‘How to Measure a Cow’ by Margaret Forster.

Hadlow Historical Society

historicalEvery Monday at 8pm.
Meetings to be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from September to May in St. Mary’s Church Rooms, Church Street, Hadlow at 8pm unless otherwise stated.

Illustrated talks on subjects of local or general historical interest.

Visitors and new members welcome. £10 annual subscription or £2 visitors.

19th December – ‘Picture Postcard Hadlow’ with Roger Stanley’.

A later topic will include the History of Firefighting in Kent.

Enquiries to Anne Hughes on 850214.

Hadlow Craft Club

Hadlow Craft Club meet at 22 Maltings Close. Please bring along a project you are working on. Telephone Lorraine on 851156 for more details.

Hadlow Sewing Group

sewingVenue: Old School Hall

Meets monthly on a Tuesday at 2.00pm.
We are still making items for the Cottage Hospital, Pembury neo-natal unit and the Mission to Seafarers. Donations of wool and material always welcome.
Contact Ruby Burt 01732 359 398

Hadlow Orchestra

orchestraDo you play a musical instrument, or are you learning to play?

Come and join us in the Hadlow orchestra!

Any standard, no audition – our aim is to have fun while making music together. Saturday evening practice once a month in St Mary’s Church.

Contact Anne on 850048 / email or
Derek Wisdom on 850372.

Calligraphy Class

calligraphyWe study and practice Calligraphy in 12 week classes for use and personal satisfaction.

At: Old School Hall
When: Monday 12pm – 3pm

Contact The Tutor, G. Roland Smith on 01732 850 850

West African Drumming

African drumming in HadlowWest African Drumming workshops in Hadlow! Satisfy your inner drummer and learn the basics of authentic West African rhythms at a beginner’s workshop series for adults. Great for mind/body coordination!

No experience necessary, just enthusiasm and energy.

Venue: Upper Room in St Marys Church, Hadlow.

No experience needed just raw talent!

More information available from Peter at and website:

Knit & Natter

The new ‘Knit & Natter’ group has formed and meets every Thursday from 2pm-3pm. Enquiries to the Library on 851794. Help given to beginners! New members welcome.


Belly Dancing at the Old School Hall, Fridays at 8:30pm. Contact Maria 07904 902394









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Hadlow Parish Council
Parish Office
Hadlow Old School Hall
Hadlow, Kent
TN11 0EH

Telephone: 01732 851878


Parish Office Christmas Closure

Closed 12:00 21 December and re-opening Tuesday 2 January 2018. There will be an emergency contact number on the Parish Office Noticeboard.

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