Upcoming Events

Franz Liszt: The First Celebrity

A Talk by Paul Roberts

The George Inn, Robertsbridge 

Wednesday 6 February 2019

7pm reception, 7.30pm talk, 8.20pm 2-course supper

Between 1830 and 1847 pianist and composer Franz Liszt gave piano recitals in every city across the length and breath of Europe and into the outer reaches of Russia. He became as famous as monarchs and popes. Queen Victoria was entranced when she met him in London, Pope Pius IX left him a visiting card in Rome. Not until Beatle mania in the 20th century would such a phenomenon be repeated.

In this pre-supper talk, pianist, writer and Robertsbridge resident Paul Roberts – much admired and with considerable experience of performing on a concert platform – will reflect upon Liszt’s fame in an age before recorded sound.

“Paul Roberts’ excellence as a writer on music is matched by his superb talents as a pianist. I know of no other figure in the musical world who combines so impressively the roles of scholar and performer.”  Richard Goode

SOLD OUT! Tickets £17.50 – to include supper (more details soon)  |  Priority booking for RAP members.



Big Arts Quiz 2019

Question Mistress: Jenny Barrett

Saturday 30 March 2019, Robertsbridge Village Hall, Station Road

Doors open 7.30pm | Quiz starts 8pm | Bar & snacks available

After the sell-out success of the inaugural Big Arts Quiz, we’re bringing it back to delight those of you who love quizzing but positively hate science and sport questions.

Get your thinking caps on for a variety of arts and culture based rounds. Prizes to won.

Create your own team of 6-8 arts buffs, or come along, join the fun and make up a team on the night.

The best team name wins a prize. Last year’s winners: The Prerotherlites.

Will they be returning to try and hold onto their crown or will they be trumped by FFS (For Fauve’s Sake), In it for the Monet or Dada wouldn’t buy me a Bauhaus (that was way too clever for us)?

Suitability 16+ | Finishes approximately 10.30pm

Tickets £8 includes nibbles. Priority booking for RAP members.


I’m A Soul Man

Tribute to The Blues Brothers

Friday 12 April 2019, The Robertsbridge Club, Station Road

Doors open 7.30pm | Performance starts 8.00pm (finishes 9.45pm)

Don your shades, dress up if you want and join us for the ultimate tribute to The Blues Brothers. Yes! You have the authority to Soul and RocknRoll…

Cult classic, The Blues Brothers, began as a sketch starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as brothers Jake and Elwood Blues on Saturday Night Live in the late 1970s. By 1980 the sketch had become a hit musical comedy film directed by John Landis.

With their black hats, sunglasses and skinny ties, the Blues Brothers were easily recognisable and performed a wide range of Soul, Blues and RocknRoll in their distinctive style.

This fantastic tribute act, starring L.J. Urbani and Clayton Schlimper, bring the iconic characters back to life. Complete with costumes and signature dance moves they perform the much-loved songs from the film including ‘Everybody’, ‘Soul Man’ and ‘Jailhouse Rock’.

Clayton and L.J. are two accomplished actors, singers and musicians. Both are from Tunbridge Wells and together front the party band Mangetout Recovery. They have starred as the Blue Brothers all around the world, from South Africa to Thailand.

L.J. has starred as Buddy Holly in the Buddy Holly Story on the West End. He has also been the leading actor in the Little Shop of Horrors, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Life of Brian.

Clayton is an award-winning actor, for his portrayal of Elwood Blues. He has also starred in Grease, Return to The Forbidden Planet and The Buddy Holly Story.

This show is jam-packed with No. 1 chart-topping hits and loads of audience participation, so what are you waiting for?

Suitability 16+ | Finishes approximately 9.45pm

Tickets will be on sale from 4th March. Priority booking for RAP members.


Robertsbridge Literary Festival

Hold the dates! 15-18 May 2019

At various venues around the village. We’re working on it! Details to be announced nearer the time.