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  • Art - Painting


    We paint in almost every medium and subject without specific instruction. When assistance is required we help each other. The occasional trip to London visiting Art Galleries is enjoyed (for inspiration perhaps).
    We meet in Seal Village Hall each Thursday morning, starting on first Thursday in September.  For further information, please contact :

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    Contact :   Pamela Murphy

    Meetings :   Thursday, weekly, 10.00 - 1.00

  • Botanical Painting


    We are a small, friendly, self-help group which meets fortnightly using watercolour to paint flowers, fruit, or vegetables in a botanical manner, assisted by our tutor, Gordon darby. One or two new members will be welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the Group Organiser  for more details.

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    Contact :  Janet Wilson

    Meetings :   Thursday,   fortnightly,   10.00 - 12.00

  • Crochet


    Would you like to learn to Crochet?

    We are a small friendly group who are learning various crochet techniques. In 2018 we produced a variety of poppies to commemorate the First World War Centenary, which were donated to the Sevenoaks Town Council to display in the top garden at The Vine in the centre of the town. During 2019 we generated numerous squares which were made into three blankets donated to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust for their elderly and dementia patients.

    The group is small to enable us to sit around a table and for everyone to be helped individually by the group organiser. Everyone is learning at their own pace so you can be a complete beginner, or someone who has "done a little bit" and wants to improve. All you need to start is a crochet hook (ideally size 4) and some double knitting wool.

    We meet on the first Wednesday of the month in the afternoon, and members take turns in holding a meeting at their house.


    Contact :  Pauline Gofton

    Meetings :   Wednesday, 1st,  2:00 - 4:00

  • English Concertina


    concertinaThe group has been working on a varied repertoire now consisting of well over 50 pieces ranging from Swing Low Sweet Chariot to Nellie The Elephant including a number of folk songs and Christmas Carols. Most of our pieces involve part playing and we tend to work from printed music.
     Above all we aim to enjoy our music and we have previously played for senior clubs and for some charity fund raising and are now planning further events. Occasionally we have joint sessions with one of the U3A Recorder Groups and these sessions have been most enjoyable. It’s really surprising how very well the 11 instruments sound when played together.
    We would be delighted to consider anyone new who is interested in learning to play the instrument. It would be better if you can already read music and have already had some experience playing another instrument but these are not necessary prerequisites. We will be pleased to give advice and guidance to anyone interested.   Contact the group organiser if you would like to know more about the group. New members welcome.

    Contact : Dave Robson

    Meetings :   Alternate Mondays 10.30 - 12.30

  • Needlecraft


    This group is a get-together of embroiderers and quilters of diverse abilities to exchange ideas on sewing crafts and enjoy the social event.  Those with particular skills help others, so members can extend their range.  Beginners welcome.


    Contact : Georgina Reynolds

    Meetings :   Tuesday,   2nd & 4th,   2:00 - 4:00

  • Piano Playing


    We are a small well-established group whose members have a traditional piano, not electronic, keyboard etc, who meet in each others houses to play classical music of any standard above beginner - able to prepare a piece for second Wednesday afternoon of the month (from September to June). Very suitable for those who look at their piano at home and wish that they had kept it up, as well as higher standards. Friendly and relaxed approach to playing, including mistakes. New members most welcome

    Contact: Tony Buick

    Meetings: Wednesday,  2nd,  2:00 - 4:00

  • Playreading


    Come and read plays with us. It’s fun and no preparation is needed. Sets of different plays are provided and the time allows us to read a whole play. In the interval we eat cake and at the end discuss the play, so come and enjoy yourself. New members welcome.

    Contact :    Gilly Moysey

    Meetings :  Tuesday,   3rd,   1:30 - 4:30

  • Recorders


    We enjoy playing a variety of music written for ensemble groups and would welcome players of any member of the recorder family who would like to join us for fun and enjoyment.

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    Contact :   Pat Wells

    Meetings :
       Tuesday 2nd & Friday 4th

    A Sevenoaks Group run jointly with Knole U3A

  • Singing for Fun


    Singing for Fun is an informal, relaxed group for all who enjoy singing along to traditional and folk melodies as well as songs from the shows. We don’t expect members to read music (though this may help) and the emphasis is firmly on fun.
    We meet at the Unitarian Meeting House, 5 Westerham Road, Bessels Green, TN13 2PX

    Contact :   Laurence Hickey

    Meetings :   Monday,   1st & 3rd,   2:00 - 4:00

  • Wire & Beaded Jewellery Making


    We meet round a table in each others' homes making a variety of wire & beaded jewellery. Abilities range from beginners to intermediate. All that is needed can be provided for the first few weeks, including beads, wire and small tools.  The idea is to exchange ideas, learn and help each other while enjoying ourselves.  Occasional visits to jewellery exhibitions and galleries are agreed and outside workshops arranged.

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    Contact :   Cherry Moss

    Meetings :   Wednesday,  2nd,  10:00 - 12:00

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