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Things to do in the next couple of months…
A small selection of events taking place
What’s On in May
30th April to 4th May National Gardening Week at Warren House, Kingston. A range of activities throughout the week including garden tours and flower arranging demonstrations. 10am-4pm each day. Entrance free. Cream teas and afternoon teas available. For further information call 0208 5471777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.warrenhouse.com.
1st May Sandown Antiques Market. Free admission and free parking for all buyers with many inside and outside stalls. Vast range of antique goods on offer including, furniture, jewellery, ceramics, kitchenallia, vintage and vintage fashion, garden ephemera, clocks, paintings and much much more. 7am-1pm at Sandown Park Racecourse. 01932 230 946, email@example.com
1st May Mindfulness & Wellbeing Taster Class 7.30pm. See page 23 for further details.
1st May to 13th May Liz Bernard at The Fountain Gallery (26 Bridge Rd, Hampton Court, East Molesey, KT8 9HA). An exhibition of lively, colourful acrylic and mixed media paintings, together with new, exciting ceramics. Exhibiting with Jenny O’Donoghue, Geoff Thiel. Tue–Sun 11.30–5.30, www.fountaingallery.co.uk, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0208 9415865
2nd May The Silver Screen Club presents ‘Chicago’. 1.30pm at the Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames. Free event. Call RC Sherriff Trust on 01932 229996 or book at www.riverhousebarn.co.uk
3rd May to 7th May Spring Craft Fair at RHS Wisley Gardens. Browse and buy from a wide range of exhibitors in the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden Wisley. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and discover the breathtaking creativity from a range of both emerging British talent as well as more established designer makers. See www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley for further information. Normal admission applies.
5th May Walton on Thames Market outside the Heart shopping centre. 9.30am-2pm. See www.surreymarkets.co.uk/walton-on-thames-market for more details.
5th May Great Weybridge Cake Off – bake off and artisan food and craft market, 10am-3pm. Further details on page 47.
5th May Family Farm Day at Claremont Landscape Gardens (National Trust). Mill Cottage Farm Experience return once more with their gorgeous farm animals. 10.30am-4pm. Normal admission applies.
6th May Walton Folk Festival at the Riverhouse Barn. Afternoon (from 12pm) Suntrap, Jack Cookson, Kitty McFarlane and The Outside Track. Evening (7.30pm) Kim Lowings and The Greenwood, Urban Folk Quartet. Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF, 01932 253354, www.riverhousebarn.co.uk. Tickets £15 afternoon, £18 evening, £30 all day.
7th May Emergency Services Day at Brooklands Museum. Every conceivable vehicle and pieces of apparatus used in the emergency services will grace the Museum site in an impressive line-up of display vehicles. Normal admission charges apply. 9.30am-5pm. Visit www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/emergency-services-day for further information.
7th May Sustainable May Fair – a good old fashioned May Day celebration with maypole dancing, a performance stage as well as craft stalls with a sustaianable theme, May Day Parade, fun and food for all the family. 11.30am-4pm. Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames. Further details at www.riverhousebarn.co.uk.
8th May Mindfulness & Wellbeing Taster Class 7.30pm. See page 23 for further details.
11th May Walton & Hersham Youth FC are looking for current Year 4 and 5 girls to attend our trial evening on Friday 11th May with the prospect of joining our U10 and U11 girls teams next season. We are looking for enthusiastic and committed players to join our ever-growing football club. Trials will take place on Friday 11th May at Xcel Leisure Centre, KT12 2JG from 5.30 – 6.45pm. We are a community club that are passionate about football and all of our players are coached by professional SkillZone coaches. For further information please contact email@example.com
12th May Oatlands Village Fair at Oatlands Recreation Ground, Oatlands Drive, Weybridge. 12.30-4.30pm. £1 per person for programme entry at the gates. Fun for all whilst raising funds for the Guides, Scouts and other local charities.
12th May Teddy Bears Picnic at East Molesey Methodist Church, Manor Road, East Molesey, KT8 9JU, from 3-5pm. Fun-filled afternoon for all the family with Crafts, Activities and Entertainment. Tickets £5 for children, Adults go free! For more info and to book go to www.emmc.org.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
12th May The Linden Wind Orchestra presents A Postcard Home. Performing a jam-packed evening including music by Vaughn Williams, Shostakovich and Year of the Dragon by Philip Sparke. 7.30 pm Vera Fletcher Hall, 4, Embercourt Road, Thames Ditton. Tickets £12.50, available online www.verafletcherhall.co.uk or by phone 08456 528 529
13th May Dittons Scout Fair, Giggs Hill Green, Thames Ditton. Continuous fun for all the family from 1pm! Enjoy a packed arena programme featuring the popular Dotty Dog Show and Canine Gymkhana, plus exciting performances by local groups and teams. Other attractions include: Children’s inflatables and rides; activity stalls at pocket money prices (including the signature Pig Racing!); craft and charity bazaar stalls…plus BBQ and delicious cakes and refreshments. Entry is free! www.thedittonsfair.co.uk
13th May Ember Sports Club Open Day. See further details on pages 16 & 17.
13th May Tea Dance with Jane Beaumont. Ballroom, latin and popular sequence. Live music. King George’s Hall, Esher, KT10 9SD. 2pm-4.30pm. £6 per person. For further information contact Jane on 07849 400472 or email@example.com.
13th May Story Café – ‘Oi Frog!’ by Kes Gray at the Riverhouse Barn. A hilarious rhyming tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit. 3.30pm. £4 2s+, £2 under 2s. Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2PF, 01932 253354, www.riverhousebarn.co.uk.
13th May Edinburgh Previews (Comedy) at the Riverhouse Barn. 7.30pm. See facebook page for updates on performers. Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2PF, 01932 253354, www.riverhousebarn.co.uk.
15th May Mindfulness & Wellbeing beginners 8 week course. See page 23 for further details.
15th May to 19th May Monty Python’s Spamalot being performed at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames, by the Walton and Weybridge Amateur Operatic Society. Evenings 7.45pm and Saturday matinee 2.30pm. For more information visit www.wwaos.org.uk/spamalot.
15th May to 27th May Andrew Blyth and Beryl Hole at The Fountain Gallery (26 Bridge Rd, Hampton Court, East Molesey, KT8 9HA). Watercolour impressions of man’s presence in the landscape with particular emphasis on light and form from Andrew Blyth. Ceramics from Beryl Hole. Tue–Sun 11.30–5.30, www.fountaingallery.co.uk, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0208 9415865
16th May Music on the Green Lunchtime Concert – Tormead School Showcase. We are delighted to once again to have the opportunity to present the impressive talent of the young musicians of Tormead School following their very successful past performances at Christ Church. On this occasion the varied programme will include a keyboard sonata and a clarinet piece by Gershwin as well as other inspired items to enhance your mid-week break. All welcome. Christ Church, Esher. Free entry and light lunch from 12.30pm. Concert from 1.10pm. For further information contact 01372 462282, email@example.com, Website: www.esherparish.org.uk.
20th May Retreat Refreshers Class for shared practice & reflection, including breath work, and mindful movement. Open to all those with some meditation practice & an interest in mindfulness. 10.15 – 12.30pm Pilates Pavillion, Esher. £20 including refreshments. Discounts available at discretion of teacher. https://www.facebook.com/events/187146102103500/?ti=icl Bookings via email or online via Zoe Hodgeson website. http://zoehodgsonpilates.co.uk.
20th May Esher May Fair on Esher Green, opened by the Mayor of Elmbridge at noon. An action packed, fun afternoon out for all the family. Traditional fairground rides, stalls selling arts and crafts, charity items and local products. The ever popular auction will have items for children and adults. An exciting programme of Arena Events runs from 11.45am until 4pm. For more details see www.eshermayfair.org.uk or visit www.facebook.com/eshermayfair.
20th May Edinburgh Previews (Comedy) at the Riverhouse Barn. 7.30pm. See facebook page for updates on performers. Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2PF, 01932 253354, www.riverhousebarn.co.uk.
22nd May West Surrey Family History Society Talk on “Understanding Civil Registration: a Registrar’s view”. If you are interested in your family history, come and learn how to interpret the sometimes complex and hidden meanings of the wording on birth and death certificates. Antony Marr, a former Registrar, will be giving a talk at Ashley School, Ashley Road, Walton on Thames KT12 1HX at 7.45 pm. Visitors welcome, suggested donation £2. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07932 062056
26th May An Evening of Popular Music – piano and vocals by James Owen at St Andrews Church, Cobham. James Owen is a high quality piano player and singer with a CV of very impressive clients. A highly experienced musician, he’s performed and toured with Beverley Craven, Lesley Garrett, The Drifters, several X-Factor artists, sung main stage at festivals, performed for presidents and royalty and had several top 5 hits in the dance charts and the country charts! Arrivals from 7pm, Concert starts at 7.30pm. For further details including how to book tickets, visit www.surreyconcerts.co.uk.
26th May and 27th May Happy Days Festival at Imber Court, East Molesey, KT10 8EG. Artists from the 70s, 80s and 90s and other entertainment including a themed retro bar, pyrotechnics, games area, family fun activities. Further info and tickets at www.hdfestival.co.uk.
26th May to 3rd June Family Gardening Festival – Get Set Grow! at RHS Wisley Gardens. Events for every day of the school holidays – Vegetable Olympics and craft events every day. See www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley for further information. Normal admission applies.
27th May Alzheimer’s Society are hosting a fundraising collection in the atrium at Brooklands Shopping Centre from 10am-4pm, as part of Dementia Action Week. Come along and have a chat! Volunteer fundraisers also needed – for further info contact Jess Hillicks on 01403 213012 or Jess.Hillicks@alzheimers.org.uk.
29th May Kingston and District Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance Group meets from 2pm to 4.15pm. Our main interest is to keep in touch with local and national issues affecting pensioners but we also arrange a variety of speakers to entertain us on lighter fare! Venue: Marion Hill House, Girl Guide Hut, Tadworth Avenue, New Malden, KT3 6DJ. Small car park but on main public transport routes. Contact for more information: Mrs Brenda Denby, tel 0208 398 6054/email email@example.com.
29th May to 10th June Jennie Ing at The Fountain Gallery (26 Bridge Rd, Hampton Court, East Molesey, KT8 9HA). Linocut prints of London and the local area – iconic buildings and views. Tue–Sun 11.30–5.30, www.fountaingallery.co.uk, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0208 9415865.
And in June…
2nd June and 3rd June Walton & Weybridge Flower Club presents “Women of Influence” a flower show and competition. Squires Garden Centre, Halliford Road, TW17 8SG. Admission free, all welcome.
4th June to 25th June Introduction to Painting Classes. 4 classes on Monday evenings 7-9pm. See further details on page 23.
13th June to 16th June Molesey Musical Theatre presents ‘Henry, A Tudor Musical’ at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1AU. Love, ambition & passion thrive in Henry’s Court. Wives come and go, Courtiers plot while the Fool & Flower Girl skip around our minds in this fast paced musical. Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton 7.30pm + 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £15-£16 from moleseymusicaltheatre.com or 020 8941 3255
16th June Charles Court Opera presents a fresh take on Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore. Expect rollicking choruses and tender tunes imbued with the unique wit of a CCO production. 7.30 pm Vera Fletcher Hall, 4, Embercourt Road, Thames Ditton. Tickets £18.00 (under 16s free) Tickets available online www.verafletcherhall.co.uk or by phone 08456 528 529
23rd June The Weybridge Male Voice Choir perform at St Peter’s Church, Hersham, KT12 4AA. Starting at 7.30pm. Refreshments from 7pm. Put the date in your diary and get your tickets from the Parish Office priced £10, under 16s £5. This is our major fund-raising event for the year so please tell your friends and let’s make it a sell-out! Email: email@example.com, call: 01932 253452
23rd June Walk the White Lodge Way. Charity event in aid of White Lodge Centre. See page 30 for further information.