January 2022 Newsletter - Amelia
01 January 22

January 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our regular newsletter, keeping you up to date on our upcoming events and bringing you all the latest news and updates.

The Amelia services will bring together books, objects, documents, photographs, and visual art, housed in a vibrant and revitalised building. The building will be named after the suffragist and Tunbridge Wells resident Amelia Scott. Read on to find out the latest on our news and events, or browse our website for more information about current services, and the services of our partners.


2022 is going to be a huge year for us, as we enter the final stretch of our preparations before we open in late April. If you want to find out more about all the exciting things we will be offering, pop along to our Pop-Up Exhibition later this month. It’s a great opportunity to meet some of the team who will be running The Amelia when it opens.

We will be on the first floor of Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells from Wednesday 26 – Sunday 30 January.


The Heroes are back to help with The Reading Agency’s Winter Mini Challenge 2021! Join the Wild World Heroes as they embark on an Arctic adventure to find out about the creatures that live there. Find out about the environmental issues facing this precious, remote place and even spot a narwhal or two.

Taking part in the challenge is simple – children just need to read at least three books between 1 December and 16 January and add them to their online profile at www.wintermini.org.uk to earn fun digital rewards! The challenge finishes on Sunday 16 January 2022, so get reading!

There’s loads of other great stuff on the Winter Mini Challenge website too, including games, book reviews, reading activities, content from children’s authors and illustrators plus there will be online events like draw-alongs, story-time sessions as well as competitions for book bundles and more!



Kent Adult Education have released some of the exciting courses that will take place at the new Amelia Scott building when it opens. These include:

• Spanish Beginners – Modular Course – B
• Computing – Gold – Skills for the Workplace
• History – Amelia Scott and the Story of the Women’s Suffrage Campaign in Kent
• Portuguese Intermediate
• Creative Writing – Further Ideas for Stimulating your Imagination
• History – History of Dublin
• Italian Advanced Plus
• Spanish for All – Speaking Practice for Beginners and Beginners Plus
• Psychology of Attachment
• Computing – Platinum – Advanced Skills for the Workplace
• Spanish Beginners – Modular Course – C
• Literature – A History of Irish Literature
• Italian Advanced – Film and Culture Studies – Habemus Papam
• Italian Beginners – Short Course – The Basics for your Holiday
• Creative Writing – Speak Up

Don’t miss out. Book your course today at www.kentadulteducation.co.uk or by calling 03000 41 22 22.


Tunbridge Wells Pandemic Memory Tree is a community textile project run by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, in partnership with Tunbridge Wells Hospital. We are creating a quilted tree wall hanging; with leaves made by the community depicting their memories, reflections, and experiences of living through the Covid-19 pandemic. The quilted memory tree will be displayed inside The Amelia Scott when it opens in spring 2022, before taking up permanent residence at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

Get involved in this special community project The deadline for sending in your leaf is 6 March 2022. Further information about the project can be found here twsocial.co.uk/channels/lasting-impressions​​​​​​​

We are going to have so much more news to share with you over the coming months about the events, exhibitions and services you will be able to experience inside. Please forward to friends and family. Everyone can register for our newsletter really easily at theamelia.co.uk​​​​​​​


There are still opportunities to get involved with volunteering during these unusual times. Find out more on our website by visiting the volunteering page at www.theamelia.co.uk/get-involved/opportunities/

Council services

Visit Tunbridge Wells

Kent Adult Education

Kent Libraries, Registration and Archives

TW Social
Online resources and entertainment from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, to help establish online sense of community across our borough and to help combat the social isolation and loneliness we can all feel sometimes. Visit https://twsocial.co.uk/

The Friends
Find out more on their Facebook page.

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