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Things to do in Surrey this November

PUBLISHED: 10:26 30 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:41 01 November 2018

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra © Nick Rutter

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra © Nick Rutter

© Nick Rutter

We round up some of the best events and things to do across Surrey this month

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Surrey Set to Sparkle

Traditionally bonfire night is celebrated on November 5 and marks the anniversary of the failed gunpowder plot of Guy Fawkes and others to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Here is our round up of just some of the bonfire celebrations taking place around the county…

Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival - 1-28 November

A stellar line up has been announced for this year’s festival with some of today’s finest literary talents, including writer and journalist Agnès Poirier discussing her book Left Bank and historian Jon Snow on his new book On This Day in History. Tickets can be purchased online or at Orleans House Gallery.

Jools Holland and Marc Almond - 2 November

Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his acclaimed Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will return to Guildford for his annual musical excursion. Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond will be accompanying Jools as a special guest alongside the supremely talented vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. Tickets: £46.50.

Bricks and Beers - 2 November

Brilliant Bricks and Firebird Brewery in association with The Electric Theatre present Bricks and Beers. A dedicated grown-ups only, LEGO-building evening, which includes freestyle building, as well as challenges to accept, and criteria to follow. Themes and challenges will be revealed on the night, with prizes to be won. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets: £13.

Woman to Woman - 5 November

A unique and timeless collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female singer-songwriters, Woman to Woman sees Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham taking to the stage together to perform their classic hit singles and album tracks alongside their sensational band. Tickets from £32.

Guildford Society’s Annual Architecture Lecture - 6 November

This year’s annual lecture will take place in the Rik Medlik Building at the University of Surrey with guest speaker, LDA Design’s Alister Kratt. To register for a free ticket call 01483 686876.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - 7 November

The leading British violinist Charlie Siem will perform Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic Violin Concerto when he comes to G Live with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme will start with Mendelssohn’s evocative Hebrides Overture and end with Sibelius’ monumental Symphony No. 2. Tickets: from £25 – £42.

Keep the Home Fires Burning - 8 November

This brand new musical will be touring the UK as part of the national centenary commemoration of the end of the First World War. Featuring over 30 incredible songs from the era, the show will be performed for one night only. Local choir, Hart Voices, has been asked to appear alongside the professional performers. Tickets from 01276 707600.

Northern Soul Live - 14 November

Get ready for a soul and motown party like no other with the Edwin Starr band – The Team featuring Angelo Starr, with special guest northern soul icon Lorraine Silver. Playing all the classic hits including War, S.O.S, 25 Miles and Contact. Tickets from £22.50.

Salad Days - 15-27 November

Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds’ musical starring Wendi Peters (Coronation Street) is an absolute romp of polite naughtiness and saucy encounters, with an energetic and peppy score. It will put a smile on your face and a tap in your shoes.

Christmas Lights - 22 November

Woking Shopping have announced their plans for their Panto-themed Christmas lights switch-on. The event will take place from 2pm - 7pm in Jubilee Square and will see the centre come alive with Panto themed entertainment to celebrate the start of the festive season.

Murder Mystery Evening - 23 November

Join high society for an evening of glamour and intrigue. Will you be able to help the investigating officer to discover the truth in this case? Dress up in glamour 1920s evening wear, and do not forget to bring a mask.

Suffrage Celebrations - 24 November

Surrey Heritage celebrates the centenary of women’s right to vote with a project discovering Surrey’s role in the long suffrage campaign. Join them for a day of celebrations including talks, dramatic performances, plus Suffrage selfies and displays. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance

The Messiah - 26 November-1 December

Three towering talents play a cast of thousands in this new comedy by the writer of the Olivier Award-winning West End hit The 39 Steps as Patrick Barlow’s The Messiah comes to Richmond Theatre. Starring Hugh Dennis, Lesley Garrett and John Marquez, this show is sure to be the funniest and most magical nativity you’ll ever see.

Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker - 27 November-1 December

This winter, Northern Ballet’s enchanting festive favourite The Nutcracker, returns to Woking taking audiences on a sparkling adventure as one child’s Christmas dreams come true. Reimagined for 2018, this year’s revival features some sparkling new costumes designed by David Nixon OBE, who also choreographed this magical family ballet. Tickets from £10


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