Surrey Life magazine September 2016 – out in shops and to buy online

PUBLISHED: 12:51 13 September 2016 | UPDATED: 12:51 13 September 2016

Surrey Life magazine September 2016

Surrey Life magazine September 2016


Join the Gruffalo for a stroll around our county in September’s Surrey Life magazine – along the route, we meet his creator and some of Surrey’s most famous faces, visit historic buildings throwing open their doors and launch our brand new Landscape Painter of the Year competition

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On the cover:

The Gruffalo by Axel Scheffler (Illustration: The Gruffalo (c) Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999 – Macmillan Children’s Books)

One of our favourite ever covers, we were thrilled to be able to showcase this beautiful illustration of The Gruffalo by the super-talented Axel Scheffler. For this month’s edition, our art editor, Tinx Newton, visited the world-famous illustrator at his home in Richmond.


Highlights in September’s Surrey Life magazine include:

• At home in Richmond with the world-famous illustrator, Axel Scheffler

• Our Top 50 celebs: Surrey’s most famous faces and their favourite local places

• Landscape Painter of the Year: find out how to enter our brand-new painting competition

• Head behind closed doors with our guide to this year’s Heritage Open Days

• 10 of the best Surrey views for photographers

• A visit to the lovely riverside setting of Sunbury-on-Thames

• Surrey Creations: discover the buzz about Tilford

• Why it’s more than just jam and Jerusalem with the WI

• A sneak preview of The Deepdene Trail as it opens to the public

• Culture Vulture featuring the Woking-based Horrible Histories consultant

• Our antiques expert on why Star Trek fans are set for Send this month

• Campaigning and composing with Dame Ethel Smyth

• Who made the shortlist for the 2016 Surrey Artist of the Year?

• The East Molesey school that worked on Game of Thrones

• Our monthly column exploring Surrey’s stunning Green Belt

• A ramble around the riverside of Guildford

• Meet all of our Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards 2016 finalists to find out what got them there

• A visit to a Ripley eatery that’s making waves among foodies

• Seafood secrets: learning the tricks of the trade at Abinger Cookery School

• The Style Guide: the best boutiques, swankiest salons and beauty tips

• Going potty for the planters of an Elstead-based potter

• A visit to a cut-flower grower in East Clandon

• Peek into the luxury gated estates around Elmbridge

• Monthly columnists, including BBC Surrey’s James Cannon, Surrey Hills Society, Notes from a Small Village, CPRE Surrey, Countryfile’s Adam Henson, Surrey Wildlife Trust, Wildlife Aid, The Life Coach and Lucy Alexander

And all the best local Style, Arts & Culture, Homes, Property & Gardens, Food & Drink and more…

• PLUS: Our education magazine, A+

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