Fancy a cuppa and a chat?
Why not come and meet the Times team at our new ‘pop-up’ newsroom at the Ismail coffee and tea house each Wednesday until the end of September?
Starting this week, a journalist and a member of the commercial team will be available for a chat and a coffee from 9am to 5pm at the popular Mount Pleasant Road cafe.
Whether you’ve a story for us, an event to publicise or an advert to place, just pop along and we’ll be delighted to meet you.
The business’s owner Raschid Gibrail said: “Historically, coffee shops have been talking and networking centres for community and business.
“It is refreshing that the Times is looking to re-establish, humanise and develop an opportunity for the general public to have a face-to-face relationship with the local newspaper.
“We are delighted to have been invited to host Times’ pop-up newsroom.”
The idea was the brainchild of Mr Raschid and Times commercial director Nick Moore.
Mr Moore said: “Ismail is a fantastic coffee shop and a place where friends go to meet, so what better place to launch a pop-up newsroom than here?
“Everyone is welcome, even if it is just to pop in to say hello.”
Ismail Coffee & Tea is at 95-97 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells. The Times team will be there from 9am until 5pm.