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Things to do in December 2018 & January 2019…
A small selection of events taking place
What’s On in December
Tuesday 27th November to Sunday 9th December Linda Walsh at the Fountain Gallery (26 Bridge Rd, Hampton Court, East Molesey, KT8 9HA). Exotic colours and marvellous textures inspired by travels ranging from Rajasthan to Costa Rica – fabulous palaces, deserts, jungles gorgeous! Tue–Sun 11.30am–5.30pm, www.fountaingallery.co.uk, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0208 9415865.
Saturday 1st December Walton-on-Thames Market outside the Heart shopping centre. 9.30am-2pm. See www.surreymarkets.co.uk/walton-on-thames-market for more details.
Saturday 1st December Burhill Primary School Christmas Fair. Games and crafts, tombola, raffle, Christmas gifts, pizza van, hot dogs, mulled wine, Santa’s sweet shop, bouncy castle and more! Free entry, all welcome. 12-3pm at Burhill Primary School, New Berry Lane, Hersham, KT12 4HQ.
Saturday 1st December Weybridge Artisan Food & Craft Christmas Market. Choirs, mulled wine, mince pies, delicious hot food. 1pm-6pm in Baker Street, Weybridge. Children’s lantern parade 4pm, Christmas tree lights switch on 4.45pm.
Saturday 1st December to Wednesday 2nd January Christmas Glow at Wisley RHS Gardens (Wisley Lane, GU23 6QB). Enjoy the atmosphere of the festive season with the Jigantics light installation around the garden which blooms with magical giant illuminated flowers. Also, don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse display. The Glow event starts at 4pm. Timeslots must be booked in advance online at www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley.
Saturday 1st December 1st Hook Scout & Guide Band 80th Anniversary Concert. Celebrating the culmination of its 80th Anniversary Year. Doors open 6.30pm, concert 7.00pm – 10pm. Free entry no tickets required. The King’s Centre, Coppard Gardens, Chessington, KT9. For all enquires please email: Band.email@example.com
Saturday 1st December Candlelit Christmas opera, musical theatre and carol concert. KT Tenuto is a small group of local, talented and classically trained singers, whose members have sung at Glydebourne, the Royal Opera House, ENO and Opera North. £15 tickets include mulled wine and mince pies! Claygate Community Centre, 7.30pm. Tickets available online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/kt-tenuto.
Sunday 2 December Shout! Holiday Activities wreath making with materials from the commons. 12-2pm, Elm Grove Hall, Hersham Road, Walton KT12 1LH. Free event but donations accepted for Mayor’s Charity, Elmbridge Rentstart. This event is always popular and spaces are limited so make sure you book early. Call 01372 474575 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Sunday 2nd December Story Cafe presents ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’ by Janet & Alan Ahlberg. Bring a cushion and cuddly toy to our creative storytelling events. enjoy crafty projects, themed activities and a tea-time treat – the perfect afternoon outing for families with small children. Start time: 3.30pm. Tickets: £4 (Age 3+) £2 (Age 2 and under) includes a drink and teatime treat. thelittleboxoffice.com/riverhouse. Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF.
Monday 3rd December Christmas Shopping Evening at Claremont Landscape Gardens, KT10 9JG. Stock up on gifts for the whole family. Every penny you spend will help the National Trust to care for special places like Claremont for years to come. 3.30pm-7pm. Free entry.
Tuesday 4th December Auditions: The Real Inspector Hound. The Barn Theatre Club are holding auditions for their comedy production at the Barn Theatre Molesey, 70 High Street, KT8 2LY at 7.30pm. Performance dates: 19th-23rd March. If you are interested but unable to make the performance date contact Maggs on 07970 625686 or at email@example.com.
Tuesday 4th December Molesey and District Antiques Society. The life and times of Alphonse Mucha. Television antiques expert Eric Knowles discusses the work of the Czech artist, well known for his decorative theatrical posters and illustrations. The meeting is at Imber Court on Ember Lane, East Molesey KT8 0BT at 8pm. Members free, guests £7. More details at www.moleseyantiques.org.uk
Wednesday 5th December The Silver Screen Club – over 60s film club: ‘Journey’s End’. 1.30pm at the Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF. £2 entry. For details about The Silver Screen Club and to reserve tickets, contact The RC Sherriff Trust on 01932 229996 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 5th December to Friday 7th December Blood Brothers Production at Box Hill School. We would be delighted to welcome you to our fantastic production of the play ‘Blood Brothers’. We have 3 evening performances and refreshments will be included. Content suitable for year 7 and above. To book your tickets please see: http://www.boxhillschool.com/Blood-brothers-drama-production?returnUrl=/default Box Hill School, London Road, Mickleham, Dorking, RH5 6EA.
Friday 7th December Shout! Holiday Activities Christmas Toddler Time in the Wild – 10.45am to 11.45am. Free festive arts and crafts using natural materials found on the common. Meet before Old Common Road goes under A3 bridge by bar gate. Old Common, Old Common Road, nearest postcode KT11 1BX. For further information, visit elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure, email email@example.com or call 01372 474568.
Friday 7th December Hersham Village Market at All Saints Church Hall (Opposite Hersham Green). Open 11.45am-1.15pm every Friday throughout the month up to and including Friday 21st December. www.hershamvillagemarket.org.uk. Free entry.
Friday 7th December Surrey Blues Club at Hersham Sports & Social Club, 128 Hersham Road, KT12 5QL. A great evening of Blues music from Game On and guest band The Good Old Boys.No entrance fee, no membership required, fully air conditioned. Music from 8.30pm.
Friday 7th December to Sunday 6th January Cinderella at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. This Christmas you shall go to the ball! Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey, starring as the Fairy Godmother. Also staring Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Gordon, Jamie Brook, Nick Barclay, Cameron Burt and some adorable real ponies. Box office 01483 440000.
Saturday 8th December Elf School at the Heart Shopping Centre, Walton-on-Thames. Face painting, gift wrap lessons, gift creating workshop, discover your elf name and more. 10am-3pm. www.heartshopping.co.uk
Saturday 8th December Hersham Village Christmas Fair 2018. 12-6pm. Lots of family fun and activities, including santa in his grotto. Hersham Green, KT12 4HL.
Saturday 8th December Candlelit Christmas opera, musical theatre and carol concert. KT Tenuto is a small group of local, talented and classically trained singers, whose members have sung at Glydebourne, the Royal Opera House, ENO and Opera North. £15 tickets include mulled wine and mince pies and a singalong to some of the carols! Christ Church Esher, 7.30pm. Tickets available online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/571250.
Saturday 8th December Walton Voices Christmas Concert ‘Wassail’. 7:30pm at St Mary’s Church, Oatlands Avenue, KT13 9TS. Tickets: £12 (under16 free). To book: 07884 348172 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Raising money for Shooting Star Chase
Sunday 9th December Shout! Holiday Activities Christmas Pine Pull – drop in between 10.30am-2.30pm. Follow the signs from Horseshoe Clump car park (opposite Blackhills), Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9JL and Copsem Lane car park, Copsem Lane, Esher nearest postcode KT10 9HH. Help the countryside team pull pine from the heathland and choose your own table top mini-Christmas tree to take home and decorate. Free event. For further information, visit elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure, email email@example.com or call 01372 474568.
Sunday 9th December Mindfulness Refresher Class with Guest Nutritionist. Join SamMantra for a Foods for your Moods refresher mindfulness class, including breathwork & mindful movement. This special session includes mindful eating practices with winter warming tasters prepared by guest nutritionist, Belinda Blake from Fabulous Foods. 10:15 AM – 1:30 PM. Cost £30. Book online at https://www.sammantra.com/ Pilates Pavilion, Ember Lane, Esher, KT10 8EG www.zoehodgsonpilates.co.uk.
Sunday 9th December Nativity Family Fun at Guildford Cathedral. An afternoon of free child friendly Christmas themed crafting in the stunning Nave of Guildford Cathedral. Free Treasure Hunt and your chance to view an amazing display of Nativity characters created by local Church schools. 2.30-4.30pm. 01483 547860.
Tuesday 11th December Veterans Support Association support and outreach meeting. From 10am-4pm. Veterans and families drop in with several service charities in attendance offering advice and support all day. Venue: 3rd Molesey Scout Hut, St Peters Road, West Molesey, KT8 2QE. All veterans and families welcome. Free tea, coffee, biscuits and free brunch. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month. If you require a lift from Hampton Court station please call 07902 125508 as we may be able to help.
Tuesday 11th December to Sunday 23rd December The Fountain Gallery Winter Show (26 Bridge Rd, Hampton Court, East Molesey, KT8 9HA). Join us for an exciting exhibition of outstanding paintings and prints by Fountain Gallery artists. Tue–Sun 11.30am–5.30pm, www.fountaingallery.co.uk, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0208 9415865.
Friday 14th December Treble Clef Choir Christmas Carol Concert. 7.30pm at St James’ Church, Weybridge, KT13 8DN. Adults £10 including traditional refreshments, accompanied children under 12 free. Tickets from 01252 326514.
Saturday 15th December Surrey Vegan Market – Walton-on-Thames outside the Heart shopping centre. Christmas Market with fully licensed bar. 9.30am-3.30pm. See www.surreyvegan.co.uk/markets for more details.
Saturday 15th December Elmbridge Museum Family Fun event ‘Wonderful Wreaths’. 2pm-4.30pm, Thames Ditton Library, Mercer Close KT7 0BS. Make your own Christmas wreath and find out how this festive tradition began with the Romans. £1.50 per child for craft activities. For further information, visit elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure, email email@example.com or call 01372 474568.
Saturday 15th December to Saturday 22nd December Story Pocket Theatre presents ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’. Award-winning Story Pocket Theatre brings this timeless Christmas tale and colourful characters to life in a brand new show full of music and puppetry, adapted from the bestselling book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. See website for times and to book. Tickets: adults £10, children £8. thelittleboxoffice.com/riverhouse. Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF.
Wednesday 19th December Music on the Green Lunchtime Concert. “Come and sing Carols”. Enter into the true spirit of Christmas and join us to sing your favourite carols to our musical accompaniment. Humorous and seasonal readings will add to this truly community event. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served. Free entry. Doors 12.30pm, carols 1.10pm. Retiring collection. All welcome. Christ Church, Esher. For further information contact 01372 462282, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.esherparish.org.uk.
Thursday 20 December and Friday 21 December Shout! Holiday Activities drop-in session. 9.30am-4.30pm, children aged 5 to 13 years can be left following registration and completion of a medical and consent form. Select your favourite materials from our creation station and make your own Christmas decorations, cards and crafts. No booking required – come along between 9.30am to 4.30pm and stay as long as you want. Numbers limited to 32 children at any one time. Bring packed lunch if needed and a water bottle. Elm Grove Hall, Hersham Road, Walton on Thames KT12 1LH. For further information visit elmbridge.gov.uk/shout, email email@example.com, call 01372 474634.
Tuesday 25th December Christmas Walk on the Commons. 11am-12.pm. Join us for a pre-walk mulled wine at 10.40am. Meet in Lakewood car park, Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1BG. For further information, please visit elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01372 474 568
Wednesday 26th December Boxing Day Walk to Hampton Court. 11am to 1.15pm. Join us for pre-walk mulled wine at 10.40am. Meet in Sadlers Ride car park, Molesey, KT8 1ST. For further information, please visit elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure, email email@example.com or call 01372 474 568
Thursday 27th December to Friday 4th January Christmas Holiday Fun at Brooklands Museum. On weekdays (excluding Bank Holidays) during the holiday there is a festive craft workshop. Come and make a reindeer Christmas tree decoration using ice lolly sticks, pompom and googly eyes. Fun and noise-filled kids tours on Concorde running at 10:55 and 13:25. All of the Museum’s regular displays and activities will be open. Normal admission applies. 01932 857381. KT13 0QN.
Tuesday 1st January New Year’s Day Walk on Esher Common. 11am to 12pm. Meet at Garsons Farm (covered entrance to garden centre), West End, Esher KT10 8LP. For further information, please visit elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01372 474 568
Friday 4th January Surrey Blues Club at Hersham Sports & Social Club, 128 Hersham Road, KT12 5QL. A great evening of Blues music from Game On and guest band Split Whiskers.No entrance fee, no membership required, fully air conditioned. Music from 8.30pm.
Saturday 5th January Walton-on-Thames Market outside the Heart shopping centre. 9.30am-2pm. See www.surreymarkets.co.uk/walton-on-thames-market for more details.
Tuesday 8th January Veterans Support Association support and outreach meeting. From 10am-4pm. Veterans and families drop in with several service charities in attendance offering advice and support all day. Venue: 3rd Molesey Scout Hut, St Peters Road, West Molesey, KT8 2QE. All veterans and families welcome. Free tea, coffee, biscuits and free brunch. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month. If you require a lift from Hampton Court station please call 07902 125508 as we may be able to help.
Tuesday 8th January Molesey and District Antiques Society. The annual meeting will be followed by a quiz allowing all to test their knowledge of history and antiques. The meeting is at Imber Court, on Ember Lane, East Molesey KT8 0BT at 8p.m. Free for members, guests £7. More details at www.moleseyantiques.org.uk
Tuesday 8th January to Saturday 12th January Aladdin the Pantomime at The Barn Theatre Molesey. Performances start 7.45pm plus matinee on Saturday 12th at 2.30pm. Join Aladdin, Widow Twanky, Wishy Washy and friends for The Barn Theatre Club’s annual pantomime extravaganza! Tickets available at www.thebarntheatremolesey.co.uk/boxoffice
Friday 11th January Hersham Village Market at All Saints Church Hall (Opposite Hersham Green). Open 11.45am-1.15pm every Friday throughout the month (from 11th Jan). www.hershamvillagemarket.org.uk. Free entry.
Saturday 12th January to Saturday 23rd March Photography Course for Beginners, Walton-on-Thames. 6 sessions, covering the basics of photography, such as shutter speed, aperture, composition, light, depth of field, and of course the setup of your camera. Between sessions you have time to practise what you learn with support available throughout. Course material will be provided. Cost £65. For info, call the Riverhouse Barn on 01932 254 198 or tutor Astrid McGechan on 01932 300 681.
Wednesday 16th January 2019 Music on the Green Lunchtime Concert. Piano Duet, Constance Chow & Phoebe Yu. After the demands of a busy Festive Season we are delighted to present two consummate pianists to provide an oasis of serenity to commence our lunchtime concerts for 2019. Please relax and enjoy. Free entry and light lunch from 12.30pm. Concert from 1.10pm. Retiring collection. All welcome. Christ Church, Esher. For further information contact 01372 462282, email@example.com. www.esherparish.org.uk.
Friday 18th January Jazz at Imber Court. The warm, gutsy sound of Al Nicholls’ tenor saxophone returns to Jazz at Imber Court, delighting us with his choice of tunes, some well known and others less so but all played with great sensitivity. London based keyboardist Leon Greening, virtuoso double bass player Paul Morgan and swinging drummer Denis Smith provide the rhythm section – listen out for some exciting solos! Imber Court, Ember Lane, KT8 0BT. Free car park, 8.30pm start, entrance £13, raffle, bar and a friendly atmosphere. Any queries, please call 01932 845174.
Sunday 20th January Guildford Model Railway Exhibition. Wide range of layouts and selected traders. 10am-5pm at the Surrey Sports Park, Guildford GU2 7AD. Entry prices are £6.00 for Adult, £3.00 for Child (under 14) and £12.00 for family (2 + 2). Free classic bus from Guildford Railway Station. Free parking. For further details visit www.astolatmrc.co.uk.
Tuesday 22nd January The development of the film industry in Walton. Dr Simon Brown of Kingston University will tell the story of the rise and fall of Cecil Hepworth’s film studios in Walton, focusing on the 1910s and 1920s (see article p.6). This talk is organized by the Walton branch of the West Surrey Family History Society. 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.
Tuesday 22nd January Mindfulness Taster Class with SamMantra. 7.30pm-9.00pm at Imber Court. £15 for taster. Plus new course on Tuesday evenings starting 5th Feb. See page 12 for further details.
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January Crafting Live at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher. We will host an array of exhibitors stocking stamps, dies, fabric, ribbon, and much more! We will also feature FREE Make and Takes, excusive Masterclasses, on-stand demos, and Meet and Greets with some of the biggest names in crafting! Tickets are available now at www.CraftingLive.co.uk.