Friday 20th January 2017

Today’s photo turned up on someone’s personal Facebook page, not on The Forum one: ELM by Marc Brereton as in The Breretons : Charlotte Brereton with Ali King on bass and Matt Wilson on drums. “Very pre Brereton’s.”

Thursday 19th January 2017

A brilliant find:     With the prompt of memories, I had a little dig around for something and found this. This was organised by a lovely person named Anna Playle, from Tonbridge, in 1998. She was doing some work experience with The Bridge Trust, at the time, and I was being helped by them….

Tuesday 17th January 2017

2017A quiet day on memory collecting. Facebook:  Sam ComleyFor my 20th birthday in July 2005 I booked a little band from Sheffield to come down to the Forum. Few local supports, including my old band of course. A Monday night and it got packed out. Fast forward 11 years and Bring Me The Horizon are…

Monday 16th January 2017

Sunday was 24th Birthday day – some comments on Facebook: Darren Casey I’ve had some great nights out at the forum.. Bad manners , Neville staples , anti nowhere league many times and I remember the first time I saw them , I actually thought satan himself was on stage !! And last night the…

Sunday 15th 2017 (24 years on)

24 year since opening. Got a lot of good feedback on Facebook yesterday of things people might be able to find, hidden and cupboards etc… A comment from Caroline Bray that accompanies the early business card: ” Spike (rarely known as Michael Oyarzabal) was the one who told me the plan to use the toilet…

First memories come in:

Friday 13th 2017, as good a day as any to start putting out requests for anything anyone has. The first lot were varied, starting with a tweet: T H O M A S @tomadolph 23h I could probably write an entire book! A short Facebook message: Dan Bailey‎ to TW Forum Memories 6 hrs · Royal Tunbridge…

Review of unfest 2013

Originally posted on thesememorieswhich:
Under my out of focus photo of SLAVES finishing their set of the floor of The Forum on Saturday night, I am going to collect together links to other people’s reviews, blogs, photos, videos. This will be a work in progress as more things probably come up. Starting with two YouTube…

1965

Built in 1939 as a restroom, on the site of the former Fonthill Forge, this Art Deco building became a filmstar in 1965  in an amusing short film called City Gents  available to view here on BFI player.    

Memories through the years

We are trying to collect memories from all through the years since The Forum Tunbridge Wells opened in January 1993: from diary excerpts… (cringe) to newspaper cuttings: verbal memories: BECCA NEWBOLD:  “I saw Foals back in 2012 when I was sixteen. The atmosphere of seeing them in a small venue was so different to anywhere else…