What we're about

We’re a social group for people in and around the West Kent area (Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Hildenborough, Southborough, Pembury, Hadlow, etc).

We arrange social events and evenings for people who love to meet others for a laugh and chat. Our events include walks, meals, music, quiz nights, theatre, cinema, comedy nights, house and gardens visits.

There are no Meetup fees and people of all ages - single, divorced, couples - are welcome.

WE DO ASK THAT, FOR SECURITY AND SAFETY REASONS, YOU PUT UP A FULL PHOTO OF YOUR FACE - NO SUNGLASSES..

So come and join us at an event soon, have fun and make new friends. We’re looking forward to meeting you.

(Please note that we operate a "three strikes" rule for No Shows, that is, people who RSVP to events and then don't turn up. As the group has grown more successful and numbers have swelled, No Shows have become a major problem. Be aware that if you do not show up to three events, you will be removed from the group.)

REMINDER: When you sign up for Meetup.com, all members of Meetup must agree to their Terms of Service . Section 5.2 specifically releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings.

Upcoming events (4)

East is East - the movie

Online event

** PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU’VE PREVIOUSLY BEEN TO FUNBERRIES EVENTS Film showing on Channel 4, Sunday 24th May, at 11.25pm Based on the experiences of its author, this 1999 BAFTA-winning comedy-drama takes a wry look at a Pakistani chip shop owner’s efforts to raise his kids amid cultural tensions in 1970s Salford with his English wife. Their seven children increasingly see themselves as British, challenging their father's rules on dress, food, religion, and living in general. You’re invited to watch the film (or record for watching later) and join us on Saturday to share our reviews over a glass of something... You’re also invited to create something (eg a drawing, or ‘prop’ of some kind) to reflect the film (optional). The funnier the better 😆 We’ll be using the Zoom conferencing app. You’ll find the link (meeting ID includes password) in the ‘Online Event’ box - only visible once you’ve RSVPd. When you click on the link you will have to download some software if you haven’t used Zoom before, so please do this before the meeting. Then copy and paste the meeting ID into the appropriate field and you will be in the meeting. Zoom gives us 40 minutes for free. If we want to continue we can log in again - let’s see how it goes.....

Time for a little light-hearted trivia...

Online event

** PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU’VE PREVIOUSLY BEEN TO FUNBERRIES EVENTS Love general knowledge? Know lots of interesting facts and general trivia? Game for a bit of a laugh? Why not join us online for an early evening of Trivial Pursuit? This will be from the 2000 edition which has questions from 2000 to 2016.... all brilliantly coordinated and managed by Aden, our excellent quizmaster.

Tonbridge Music Weekend

Tonbridge Castle

Postponed from 4th July 2020 Tonbridge Music Weekend presents Lost in Music supported by Rod's Faces Want to get Lost in Music? Then get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic. This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals. So, come dressed to impress as we celebrate the golden age of Disco! With songs such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland and many, many more! It’s the feel-good show of the year! Lose yourself with us and leave your troubles at home! Supported by Rod's Faces - A Rod Stewart Tribute Rod’s Faces are an authentic tribute to Rod Stewart and the Faces, Performing the hits of the 70s, and also including material from his successful solo career in the 80s and 90s. Just don’t forget those leopard print pants! Castle gates open at 5.30pm. Acts start at 7.00pm. Bring your picnic food and drinks (also available to buy at the event), as well as chairs or rugs to sit on. Close to the date I'll try to arrange with the organiser for some of us to pop in earlier in the day to reserve an area near the stage/dance area, as we did last year. Tickets £26 (early bird price) available from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tonbridge-music-weekend-with-lost-in-music-tickets-88507998807

JULY 2021 - A Night at the Musicals

Tonbridge Castle

Event has been postponed until 2021 “We are thrilled to welcome back West End and Broadway royalty Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Oliver!, Cats and more!) for another night of your favourite Musicals performed live at Tonbridge Castle. Joining the line-up will be ITV’s Superstar winner Ben Forster (Phantom of the Opera, Evita & The Rocky Horror Show); the UK’s Eurovision entry for 2017 and current Jenna in Waitress, Lucie Jones (Legally Blonde & RENT). Also, fresh from his run in Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert, the legendary John Owen-Jones who is best known for his portrayals of Jean Valjean and being the longest serving Phantom in the West End. Plus, some very special guests to be announced soon!! Supported by an incredible 8-piece Orchestra with Musical Direction from Matt Pallant, featuring 75 members from the London Show Choir, the Hillview Singers and our Rising Star competition winner of 2020! ​ Don’t miss this Musical Theatre spectacular under the stars, with some of the country’s greatest stars for one night only!”

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Time for a little light-hearted trivia...

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