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Each June, Surrey Artists’ Open Studios (SAOS) takes place in studios and workshops across Surrey and its borders. For 2018, more than 275 artists will show their fabulous range of work in 164 studios. Tinx Newton meets this year’s new kids on the block

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Based in Ockley, Louise Dunckley finds artistic inspiration in her local surroundings. Her illustrations of Surrey’s villages, towns and landmarks capture beautifully the qualities of this fine county. Tinx Newton chatted with her about her work and being chosen to produce prints to commemorate the Surrey Hills AONB’s 60th anniversary

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This month we launch our annual photography competition, sponsored by Portmore Dental. The winners will be featured in our 2019 Beautiful Surrey calendar. Here are some inspirational shots submitted over the last month, alongside details of this year’s prizes and how to enter

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Is there anything Mel Giedroyc cannot put her hand to? Despite parting ways with the Great British Bake Off when it moved to Channel 4 last year, she’s barely been off our TV screens; hosting Let It Shine, and Eurovision, as well as The Generation Game alongside her best pal and comedy sidekick Sue Perkins.

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Taking you back to a world before mobile phones, before social media and when the music was purely about the music, Cilla The Musical is much more than an on-stage biopic of the much-loved, red-haired entertainer and national treasure, Cilla Black.

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Have you always wanted to write a novel but struggle to find the motivation? Well now here’s all the incentive you need as we launch our readers’ short story competition in partnership with Guildford Book Festival

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The popularity of edge-of-your-seat thrillers sees no sign of dwindling and so the UK theatre tour of Craig Warner’s adaption of Patricia Highsmith’s 1950 page-turner, Strangers on a Train, could not be more timely says Rebecca Younger

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Writer George Meredith was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature no fewer than seven times while living in Surrey but his love life wasn’t quite as successful...

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Inspired by his experiences on the Western Front, Surrey-based RC Sherriff’s play Journey’s End launched his writing career. Now it’s back on the big screen – with the help of a Surrey charity as Duncan Hall discovers

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One honey coloured bear, a small boy and their eclectic group of friends - Winnie-the-Pooh and company are some of the most famous characters in children’s literature. Now a fascinating new book reveals how E H Shepard, who lived in Surrey for over half a century, drew and evolved the characters and brings to light original illustrations, letters and other memorabilia, much of which has never been seen before

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First staged in London’s West End in 1982, The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard calls on the theme of marital infidelity as its core thread, but digs deeper, lingering on seemingly insignificant comments and touching raw nerves with humour yet astute sincerity.

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Join In: Surrey Life’s pictures of the week

Monday, August 7, 2017

We love scrolling through all of the beautiful Instagram pictures taken around Surrey. Here are some of our favourites from the past week.

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