Social Events

The Society runs a number of events during the year many of which are open to non-members.

2018
Thursday February 8th, lunch at London Beach Hotel.  A great occasion with 63 attendees.
Judge James Carey gave a witty and informative speech and the lunch raised £1,575 for the Charity and the raffle, kindly organised by Willy and Caroline Everett raised £355.
7-9th June Wealden Times Mid-Summer Fair, Hole Park Rolvenden, come and help man the WKPS stand or pop by for a visit.
Thursday 14th June, WKPS AGM at the Town Hall, Tenterden, always a short AGM followed by a very interesting speaker and then drinks in a local hostelry.
Saturday 30th June / Sunday 1st July Wealden Literary Festival at Boldshaves Garden, Woodchurch, Kent,come and help man the WKPS stand or pop by for a visit.

Wealden Literary Festival takes many colours. At heart, it is a chance to unearth some of the magic of the natural world and celebrate our relationship with place through literature, arts/crafts and food as well as practical courses, activities and workshops.

The festival provides an opportunity to pause and explore the living world around us; a moment’s respite from the hustle and bustle of modern living.

In the enchanting setting of Boldshaves Garden near Tenterden in the Weald of Kent and the fields and wild woods that surround the gardens, the festival brings together renowned authors, poets, artists and makers who look first and foremost to nature, wilderness and the spirit of place for inspiration.

In the words of Robert Macfarlane, author of The Old Ways and Landmarks:

It is a thrill to see Wealden Literary Festival taking root and flourishing. With its emphasis on the natural world, its commitment to children and to community, and its vision of getting people outdoors and hands-on with nature, as well as reading and talking about it, it strikes me as a hugely hopeful and valuable new event. Long may it grow!

They are a registered charity, aiming to promote access to, and understanding of the natural world.

Also in the planning stages subject to demand are the following:

  1. Visit Romney Marsh Churches
  2. Tour of Peregrine Massey’s lovely garden and woodland near Woodchurch
  3. Visit Woodchurch’s windmill and discover how the renovations were made
  4. Tour of a hop farm in early September when the harvest is on
  5. Presentation by Graeme Cooper -Indepth and personal account of the life of his father Johnny Cooper, ‘one of the originals of L-Detachment SAS. Johnny featured in the recent BBC2 Series ‘SAS: Rogue Warriors’.
  6. Tour of Sissinghurst Gardens
  7. Tour of Chapel Down Vinyard followed by lunch.

To book on any of the above contact secretary@wkps.org.uk

 

Members should be aware that the WKPS general insurance policy does not cover members aged 80 or over. Such members should consider having their own insurance.