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Showguide | MSF17 | Wealden Times Midsummer Fair 2017

Wealden Times Midsummer Fair, set in the stunning grounds of the Hole Park estate near Tenterden, showcases over 250 handpicked exhibitors selling contemporary and vintage home wares, garden accessories, fabulous fashion and jewellery as well as artisan food and drink. All products sold at the fairs are chosen for their exceptional quality, good craftsmanship, originality and fine design, and can either be found inside five large retail marquees or outside in the avenue and around the showground. Stay for the whole day: Street food vendors sell mouthwatering treats, while coffee baristas and local vineyards are on hand to make sure visitors have plenty of opportunities to relax and refuel.

Not too big, Not too

Not too big, Not too small, Just right. The perfect size school for delivering a high quality education where the focus can truly be on each individual child. We have an enviable record of Cranbrook entry success over the past 10 years, a 100% CE pass rate and each year our pupils win scholarships to many leading independent senior schools. Call us to arrange a visit and find out for yourself why ‘some children really do skip between lessons here’ Good Schools Guide Review July 2016 MARLBOROUGH HOUSE SCHOOL Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN18 4PY 01580 753555

Midsummer Melodies We spoke to Ms Diane Day, the Director of Music at Marlborough House School and a talented opera singer and pianist Supporting the Kent community for over 230 years What benefits do children get from singing in a choir? It teaches that working as a team gets the best results and the positive effects are evident when you see them smiling as they react to rapturous applause from their audiences. There is a big ‘feel-good factor’, they give it their all every time they rehearse, and always leave feeling positive, energised and ready for the challenges of the day ahead. Do you look for particular qualities when selecting your choir members? You need energy, but the singing sells itself. I look for good posture, vowels and diction and a musical ear so that they can sing in tune and hold their line in part songs. The children quickly develop a confidence to stand upright, open their mouths, use pure vowel sounds and express their words clearly and with feeling. Does choir practice take place outside of school hours and how much time do your choristers commit to their singing? Some practice takes place during the school day but we also use time before and after school. It takes commitment, and some use every moment possible to work on their songs, have private lessons and come along to three different choirs. Others just come once a week and, apart from music lessons and Chapel, that is their fix! Marlborough House School, Hawkhurst 01580 753555 • Whitehead Monckton solicitors are based in Canterbury, Maidstone and Tenterden providing specialist legal services to individuals and businesses. Our clients tell us we are good listeners and great lawyers, but don’t take their word for it. If you would like help with: • Wills • Tax & Estate Planning • Probate • Family • Residential Conveyancing If your business needs help with: • Contracts & Transactions • Property • Licensing • Employment Call Maidstone 01622 698000 or visit our website at e. Whitehead Monckton Limited (no. 08366029), registered in England & Wales. Registered offi ce: 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BL. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under no. 608279. WTSS/17 WhiteheadMoncktonMS17.indd 35 1 Midsummer 31/03/2017 Fair 12:31