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Adele Parks ticks off an activity from her bucket list and learns how to throw a pot

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It has been more than a decade since War Horse was first immortalised for the stage – followed by Spielberg’s big screen hit in 2011 – yet I’m rather ashamed to admit that until earlier this week, I had never seen any adaptation of, let alone read, Michael Morpurgo’s much-loved 1982 novel

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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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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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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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