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Upcoming Events

May 2024

Our May club meeting will be a presentation by Survivors Network, the chosen charity of our President for 2024, Cat Mennell. To kick off activities in support of the charity the club will hold a fund-raising event to take the form of a film night to be held Tuesday, 14 May 2024, at St John’s Yard, 66 St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9PE. The movie to be shown is Mona Lisa Smile starring Julia Roberts. The event will start at 7.00 pm and the film showing will commence 7.30. Entry will be free, but all donations will dedicated to the work of Survivors Network. The bar will be available for those who wish to eat to order drinks at their own expense. The room capacity is 35 and to enable the club to manage numbers please RSVP to Cat Mennell at

October 2023

Club meeting Monday, 16 October

Our next Soroptimist Tunbridge Wells club meeting will be on Monday 16th October at Chamberlain Court at 7.30pm.
Our speaker is Anna Wharton who will be in conversation with poet, novelist and writing tutor Sarah Salway.
Anna Wharton is an author and ghostwriter. Her debut novel is The Imposter, published by Mantle. Anna has been a print and broadcast journalist for more than 20 years, writing for newspapers including The Times and The Guardian, and magazines such as The Sunday Times Magazine, Grazia and Red. She was formally an executive editor at the Daily Mail.
She has also ghostwritten five memoirs including the Sunday Times Bestseller Somebody I Used to Know by Wendy Mitchell and Orwell Prize longlisted CUT: One Woman’s Fight Against FGM in Britain Today by Hibo Wardere.

September 2023

Club meeting Monday, 18 September

We are pleased that club member Kathleen Lynch-Howard will be talking about personal experiences gained from volunteering at Sissinghurst. Kathleen notes that when most people think of Sissinghurst, they envisage a typically romantic and beautiful English garden.  Her talk will look beyond this received image to the unconventional and idiosyncratic lives of its creators, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson – their writing, lives and loves.



Movie Night in aid of AKT Thursday, 21 September

AKT supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

SITWD will be holding a movie night at

St John’s Yard, 66 St John’s Road, TN4 9PE

The movie will be The Greatest Showman, inspired by the legend and ambition of America’s original pop-culture impresario PT Barnum. This is an inspirational rags-to-riches tale of a brash dreamer who rose from nothing to prove that anything you can envision is possible and that everyone, no matter how invisible, has a stupendous story worthy of a world-class spectacle.

The room is booked from 7.oopm for those who want to order burgers and the movie will start at 7.30 pm.

Feel free to invite friends (the room capacity is 35). Please rsvp so we can manage numbers.

Donations to AKT on the night.

August 2023

During August our club will be present at the Pride event at The Forum in Tunbridge Wells where we will share a stall with Amnesty International. During the afternoon we will be selling handmade items, including bunting, headbands and other useful items. All funds raised will be donated to the AKT Trust which works with LQBTQ+ young people who are homeless or find themselves living in a hostile environment. Please come along and join us on 9 August at The Forum and support this fund-raising event.