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 contact the Parish Council office.

Hadlow Amateur Dramatics

Darkness Manor PosterHadlow 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.

Latest Production: Darkness Manor. A Paranormal Comedy. Hadlow Village Hall – Friday, 18th May & Sunday 19th May at 8pm. (Doors open at 7.30pm) Tickets £8.50 (£7.50 concessions Friday only) available from Hadlow Pharmacy and Bourne Produce, East Peckham.

We meet most Mondays at Hadlow Village Hall.

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The Reading Group

Hadlow Library Reading GroupThe Library – Tel: 01732 851794

Reading Group 1 meets on Tuesday 5th June at 11am in the library to discuss ‘Small house at Allington’ by Anthony Trollope.

Reading Group 2 meets on Tuesday 19th June from 10-11am to discuss discuss ‘Woman in White’ by Wilkie Collins.

The recent coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Nursing raised £278.63. Thanks to all who supported the event and those who gave raffle prizes.

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.

Next meeting 22nd May is the AGM followed by ‘The Hailstones of Hadlow’ by Donovan Hailstone.

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 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.

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.

African Drumming

African drumming in HadlowAfrican 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:

Hadlow Jazz Club

Jazz days at Hadlow Manor
Held at Hadlow Manor Hotel on the first Wednesday of every month. Dancing to the Sussex Jazz Kings. 12 noon to 3.30pm.

Entrance £8 (including donation to charity). Hot buffet meals 12pm to 1.30pm (£7).

Tel Lesley or Dave on 01403 822660 or email

Future dates: June 5th (Tues), July 4th, Aug 1st, Sept 5th, Oct 3rd, Nov 7th, Dec 5th.










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Hadlow Old School Hall
Hadlow, Kent
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