News & Events

Schools’ exchanges: We welcome a new German teacher at the Judd School, Mrs Ingrid Lambert, Karin Zwanziger having gone to a school in Orpington. Judd pupils visited Heusenstamm in March (20th-29th) and the exchange visit to Tonbridge will be in July (10th-19th). Plans are being made to develop a link between the Slade School and the Matthias- Claudius-Schule in Rembrücken, following the visit of Leanne Frampton (now Leanne McFerran).

On 24 February photos were taken of the explanation board put in place at the entrance to the Friendship Wood in Haysden Country Park. Those present were David Packer, chairman of the Heusenstamm Friendship Circle, Eileen Best, its secretary, and Cllr David Cure and Chris Fox from Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council. Please click here to go to the Gallery for pictures of this new sign.

At last year’s English picnic, held in Heusenstamm in August, the weather was so hot, it was held in the Bannturm! This year’s will be on the 5th of September, and as always, all Friendship Circle members are welcome to join in.

The triennial exchange between Tonbridge Philharmonic Society and the Evangelische Kantorei is due to take place in 2016. In the past it has usually been held in June, but next year plans are being made to invite our German friends to join us in March for a performance of Handel’s Messiah, a work they are keen to perform with us.  A group from the TPS will then travel to Heusenstamm in June to perform the same work with the Evangelische Kantorei. Members are encouraged to come to these concerts, whether in Heusenstamm or in Tonbridge (or both!).

Further dates for your diary:
Nikolausabend, Friday 27 November, at St John’s Church Hall, Hildenborough.
Heusenstamm Nikolausmarkt, weekend 5 and 6 December. We do hope that more members will take the opportunity of visiting Heusenstamm for this weekend; there is so much to see and do and anyone who has been, will tell you that it is very worthwhile.

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4 August 2015

Boat trip on the Medway at Tonbridge


7 July 2015

Summer outing to Scotney Castle 2015


10 March 2015

Dinner and AGM 2015


31 January 2015

New Year Social 2015


6 December 2014

Nikolausmarkt 2014


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