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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Historic Royal Palaces and IMG have announced that Kylie Minogue is the first headliner confirmed for Hampton Court Palace Festival 2019. These will be her only London shows of summer 2019. Here’s how you can get tickets
It’s that time of year when our beautiful countryside is alight with the colours of autumn. Here, we pick out some of her favourite spots to enjoy the seasonal splendour – as well as some perfect places for a post-walk refresher
Found on the stretch of the River Thames between Weybridge and East Molesey, Sunbury-on-Thames is blessed with a village feel where it meets the water. From antique hunts to the joys of river life, here are a few of our favourite reasons to visit
Verity & Violet are Loui and Jess – a singing duo from Surrey who specialise in blending vintage classics with modern favourites. The two have achieved success in the capital, but are now hoping to attract an audience closer to home
With the Christmas celebrations seemingly starting earlier every year, it all feels a little too ‘soon’ sometimes, but what if you want to look your best for Christmas & New year celebrations and are considering having cosmetic non-surgical procedures? The Bella Vou Pantiles Clinic offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures and treatments from a purpose-built private clinic in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells
Living in England’s most densely wooded county, it’s always a pleasure to witness Surrey donning its autumn finery. Here’s some of the best places to do just that - plus a few pub pit stops to enjoy on route!
We are regularly reminded of the high cost of housing with statistics revealing that only one in three millennials will be able to afford their own home during their lifetime and that most will remain in the category known as Generation Rent
Year 5 pupils at Reigate St Mary’s School (RSM) who designed and carried out a community project as part of a UK wide Make a Difference Challenge, have won the London area competition for their stunning scrapbook record of their project