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Things to do in April 2019…
A small selection of events taking place
in Elmbridge

What’s On in April

Here is a selection of the best local events going on during April. If there are any events you would like included in the May edition, email debbie@yourelmbridge.co.uk with the subject line ‘EVENTS!’ before 15th April 2019. 

Tuesday 2nd April 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, enquiries@sunburyantiques.com

Tuesday 2nd April to Sunday 14th April Marielle Schram at the Fountain Gallery (26 Bridge Rd, Hampton Court, East Molesey, KT8 9HA). The rhythm of my feet is in my hands; solo exhibition.  Paintings prints and collages. Tue–Sun 11.30am–5.30pm, www.fountaingallery.co.uk, info@fountaingallery.co.uk, 0208 9415865. 

Tuesday 2nd April Auditions for Close Encounters at the Barn Theatre, Molesey. See details at www.thebarntheatremolesey.co.uk.

Thursday 4th April Walton & Weybridge Flower Club. We welcome visitors to come along and be entertained by our demonstrators, who create beautiful flower arrangements which are raffled at the end of the demonstration, so you might be lucky enough to take one home. Tea and homemade cake on offer. 1.30pm for 2.00pm start at St Andrews Church Hall, Hersham Road, KT16 1LG. Parking within church grounds or on street and a bus stop outside for routes 458 & 564. We meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month. Visitors entry fee £6.00 or annual subscription available.

Friday 5th April The Mayor’s Charity Bridge Tea, at Long Ditton Village Hall, KT6 5LE. An afternoon of Bridge and lovely homemade Tea. £36 for 4 or £20 for a pair, please reserve your place by emailing: gillfairbanksmith@gmail.com.

Friday 5th April Hersham Village Market at All Saints Church Hall (Opposite Hersham Green). Open 11.45am-1.15pm every Friday (except Good Friday). For more info see www.hershamvillagemarket.org.uk. Free entry.

Friday 5th April Surrey Blues Club at Hersham Sports & Social Club, 128 Hersham Road, KT12 5QL. A great evening of Blues music from Midnight Blues, Game On and guest band The Zoe Green Band. No entrance fee, no membership required, all welcome. Music from 8.30pm.

Saturday 6th April Walton-on-Thames Market outside the Heart shopping centre. 9.30am-2pm. See www.surreymarkets.co.uk/walton-on-thames-market for more details. 

Satuday 6th April Hersham Village Market – Saturday Market. All Saints Church Hall (Opposite Hersham Green). Open 12.30pm-3pm. We’ll have all your favourite cakes and bakes for sale, plants and veg, jams, chutneys and locally produced honey, as well as unique hand-crafted gifts and greetings cards. Light lunches will be served in the coffee lounge, free parking and free entry. 

Saturday 6th April Book Fair: Sale of books, CD’s & DVD’s. Teas/Coffees and Cakes available. Free entry. Open: 11 am. to 2 pm. East Molesey Methodist Church, Manor Road, KT8 9JU. In aid of church heating project. Further information at www.emmc.org.uk

Saturday 6th April The Linden Wind Orchestra presents Nice But Nautical. An evening of all manner of sea and water related pieces. Who’d have thought there were so many, and this is just a small selection? Come and see how many you recognise and possibly also hear something new! www.lindenwindorchestra.org.uk. 7.30 pm. Ticket £13. Vera Fletcher Hall, 4, Embercourt Road, Thames Ditton KT7 0LQ. Box Office: www.verafletcherhall.co.uk, 08456 528 529.

Satuday 6th and Sunday 7th April Garsons Spring Food Market, Esher. Join us for a weekend of delicious seasonal food and drink, featuring a handpicked group of speciality producers and suppliers. Try gourmet goodies and pick up inspiration for Easter entertaining and gifts. 6th April 9.30am-5.30pm, 7th April 11am-4.30pm. Winterdown Road, West End, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS

Saturday 6th April to Monday 22nd April Easter Holiday Activities at Wisley RHS Gardens. The Rhyming Rabbit trail throughout the week plus many other activities. See www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/whats-on/easter-at-wisley for further details. Normal garden admission applies.

Saturday 6th April to Monday 22nd April Lindt Gold Bunny Easter Hunt at Hampton Court Palace. Every bunny found reveals a new story from Hampton Court’s history, with successful hunters offered the chance to claim a delicious chocolatey prize! Included in Hampton Court Palace admission. Free for Historic Royal Palaces members. For details of all Easter events, please visit www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/ 

Monday 8th April Survival Skills – Free family play event organised by Shout! Holiday Activities and the Elmbridge Countryside Team for 3-11 year old children. All children must be accompanied by adult. Meet 11am. West End Common. Learn how to light a fire and keep it going, toast marshmallows and enjoy fire-cooked baked potatoes. Booking essential, spaces limited. Call 01372 474575 or email countryside@elmbridge.gov.uk.

Monday 8th April The Mayors Charity Golf Day at Surbiton Golf Club, KT9 1UG. Annual Mayor’s Golf Event welcoming players from across the borough to support the Mayor’s nominated Charity Elmbridge Rentstart. For further information and to register your interest to play please email the Mayors Office by emailing: dgill@elmbridgegov.uk

Monday 8th to Thursday 18th April Easter Shout! Holiday Activities. Keep adventurous, creative, inquisitive and sporty children engaged and entertained throughout the Easter holiday! Shout! has 2 holiday camps to choose from: Sports and Arts Camp (SPAR) at Bell Farm School, Hersham for creative kids who like to do arts but also to let steam off playing a variety of sports and Sports Camp (Ready Set Shout!) at Xcel Leisure Complex, Walton, which offers the ultimate fun-filled sports experience for children, packed with coach-led sports sessions, games & challenges. Prices start at £27.15 with a More card or £32.60 without for the whole day 8.30am to 5.30pm. Extended day available at Sports Camp. Book at www.elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/shout-holiday-activities/ 

Tuesday 9th April Mission: Invertebrate Roadshow at Bushy Park. Join us for a day of storytelling, bug hunting and critter crafting. Hop aboard the Bugmobile to discover why invertebrates are so important to life on earth, and explore their habitats. Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm to take part in a host of bug-tastic activities. Location: next to The Pheasantry in the Woodland Gardens.

Tuesday 9th April to Thursday 18th April Free Forest School activities for 3 to 7-year-olds with the Elmbridge countryside team. Forest School will include den building, natural arts and crafts and small tool use and more. Activities run from Tuesday 9 April to Thursday 11 April and Tuesday 16 April to Thursday 18 April between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Meet at Copsem Lane car park, Copsem Lane, Esher, nearest postcode KT10 9HQ. Booking essential, places are limited. Please ensure you can attend at least 5 sessions. Call 01372 474575 or email countryside@elmbridge.gov.uk for more information and to book.

Tuesday 9th April Veterans Support Association support and outreach meeting. 10am-4pm. Veterans and families drop in with several service charities in attendance offering advice and support all day. 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 2nd Tuesday of every month. If you need a lift from Hampton Court station please call 07902 125508 as we may be able to help.

Wednesday 10th April River Dipping – Free family play event organised by Shout! Holiday Activities and the Elmbridge Countryside Team for 3-11 year old children. All children must be accompanied by adult. Meet at 10am. Arbrook Common, nearest postcode KT10 9EG. Discover what is living in the River Rythe and build a mini raft to float on the river. Old clothes and wellies recommended. Further info: countryside@elmbridge.gov.uk. www.elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/countryside/

Thursday 11th April Easter Family Fun Day at the Living Planet Centre, Woking. Drop in from 10.30am-3pm. Afternoon of discovery with guest gardening expert, Ben Brace, from RHS Garden Wisley. There will also be the opportunity to take on our exciting Easter treasure trail around our woodland, wetland and apothecary garden and create beautifully decorated recycled planters to take home. Register at the Living Planet Centre reception on arrival. Suitable for children 4+. See www.wwf.org.uk/get-involved/living-planet-centre/whats-on for more details. Rufford House, Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4LL.

Thursday 11th April Bereavement Café. Taking place every 2nd Thursday of the month 12.30pm-2pm. St Mary’s Café at St Mary’s Church. East Molesey. www.smem.org.uk/st-marys-cafe

Friday 12th April Air Ambulance Talk. Learn more about their life saving work. Volunteer speaker. Free Entry. Refreshments available. Doors open 7.00 pm, Talk starts 7.30 pm. East Molesey Methodist Church, Manor Road, KT8 9JU. Further information at www.emmc.org.uk

Friday 12th April Jazz at Imber Court offers an evening of sparkling jazz and wit. Alan Barnes, highly talented reed player, exchanges not only musical phrases but also good-natured verbal banter with the larger than life trumpet and flugelhorn player Bruce Adams. The rhythm section of this established quintet comprises first timer at Imber Court Robin Aspland (keyboard) with frequent welcome artistes Andrew Cleyndert (double bass) and Matt Home (drums). Starts 8.30pm at Imber Court, KT8 0BT. Large car park, bar, entrance £14, raffle. Enquiries 01932 845174.

Saturday 13th April Esher Bowling Club Open Day from 2pm onwards. Free event. All welcome. See page 15 for further details.

Saturday 13th April Concorde Day at Brooklands Museum. A dedicated day of Concorde-themed activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of her maiden flight. Normal Museum admissions apply, plus concorde experience half-hour tours are £5 for Adults, £3 for Children. 10am-5pm. Further details www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/concorde-day. 01932 857381.

Sunday 14th April Florence ‘Flo” Smith – Now and Then by Christopher Saul. It`s 1969 and a woman looks back on her life lived in London. From The Boer War to The Summer of Love, Florence Smith, daughter, sister, wife, mother, widow and grandmother recalls with horror, humour, tears and joy those turbulent times at home, and, in the world beyond her front door. www.flonowandthen.co.uk. 7.30 pm. Ticket £15. Vera Fletcher Hall, 4, Embercourt Road, Thames Ditton KT7 0LQ. Box Office: www.verafletcherhall.co.uk, 08456 528 529.

Tuesday 16th April to Sunday 28th April Linda Walsh at the Fountain Gallery (26 Bridge Rd, Hampton Court, East Molesey, KT8 9HA). Exhibiting with Sue Roche. Vividly coloured textile pieces interpreting gardens and landscapes in excitingly rich textures, plus Sue Roche’s fabulous photographs. Tue–Sun 11.30am–5.30pm, www.fountaingallery.co.uk, info@fountaingallery.co.uk, 0208 9415865.

Thursday 18th April Craft Café. Taking place every 3rd Thursday of the month 12.30pm-2pm. St Mary’s Café at St Mary’s Church. East Molesey. www.smem.org.uk/st-marys-cafe

Saturday 20th April Surrey Vegan Market – Walton-on-Thames outside the Heart shopping centre. 9.30am-3.30pm. See www.surreyvegan.co.uk/markets for more details. 

Saturday 20th April Build A Buddy Workshop at the Heart shopping centre, Walton-on-Thames. 10am-4pm. This Easter themed, free workshop, will give children of all ages the chance to create their own soft toy from scratch and learn how to stuff and sew their choice of an Easter Lamb, Bunny or Chick to take home. Slots to be pre-booked at heartshopping.co.uk/easter-event-signup.

Saturday 20th April Lyngo Theatre presents Egg and Spoon. Our first special theatre show for the early years, Egg and Spoon is an interactive romp through the seasons and is a perfect, gentle introduction to the magic of theatre. 1.30pm. Adults £10, children £8. thelittleboxoffice.com/riverhouse. Riverhouse Barn, KT12 2PF. 

Sunday 21st April Easter Chocolate Hunt at Painshill Park. Use your detective skills to crack each clue and follow a treasure hunt around the Painshill landscape. Solve each riddle to complete the treasure hunt and reveal where the Easter Bunny has hidden all the chocolate.Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Maximum 4 children per adult. 10am – 1pm or until all the eggs are found! General admission applies. Portsmouth Road, KT11 1JE.

Sunday 21st April Easter Carvery at Imber Court, East Molesey, KT8 0BT. 3 courses for £15.50, children under 10 £8.50. Booking essential: 0208 3981267 ext.4 or email kate.hudson@imbercourt.com

Sunday 21st April Charley Says presents Easter Fest this Easter Sunday at Esher Rugby Club. All day event running 2pm-10pm on the main field with an afterparty in the club house until 1am. Headlining the Festival will be The Godfather Of House Marshall Jefferson. Alongside him will be Ibiza Legends Alex P and Brandon Block and their former Kiss 100 colleague Graham Gold. 3 Outside bars as well as food stalls and free parking. Tickets £20 available from www.skiddle.com

Saturday 27th April Imber Court Bowling Club Open Day. Starts 2pm at Imber Court Bowling Club, Ember Lane, East Molesey, KT8 0BT. Friendly club that caters for men and women of all ages. Four qualified bowls coaches will be in attendance on the day, assisted by a number of existing members. Please wear flat soled shoes. For more info call 07866 388612, visit www.imbercourtbowls.co.uk, or just turn up on the day.

Friday 26th April Mock Tudor Comedy Club at Riverhouse Barn. Friday comedy club night featuring the cream of Britain’s comedy circuit. 8pm start. Tickets £12.50. thelittleboxoffice.com/riverhouse. Riverhouse Barn, KT12 2PF. 

Saturday 27th April Superheroes Party. Fun-filled afternoon for all the family. Crafts, activities & entertainment. £5 per child (includes picnic bag), Adults free. Teas/Coffees & Cakes available. Open: 3.00pm to 5.00pm East Molesey Methodist Church, Manor Road, KT8 9JU. In aid of Shooting Star Children’s Hospice. To book 07923822069,  Email: events@emmc.org.uk or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk (booking fee applicable). Further  information at www.emmc.org.uk

Saturday 27th April The Cat’s Grin Theatre Company presents The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Original adaptation by Don Brown. Returning after a hugely successful visit last year with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Cat’s Grin Theatre Company are back! This family friendly interactive performance shimmers with big characters and big hearts. www.catsgrin.co.uk. 2.30 pm. Ticket £8.00. Age 4+. Vera Fletcher Hall, 4, Embercourt Road, Thames Ditton KT7 0LQ Box Office: www.verafletcherhall.co.uk. 08456 528 529.

Saturday 27th April and Sunday 28th April Sonnet Walk Weekend by the Guildford Shakespeare Company. The ever-popular Sonnet Walks return for another magical mystery walking-tour where you’ll encounter Shakespeare and his characters in the least likely of places. First walk at 12pm. There are 14 walks each day – each walk lasts approx. 60 mins. Meeting at Holy Trinity Church. The end point will be in the town centre, but not revealed until nearer the time. Tickets £16, book online at www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk/wills-birthday-bash/

Sunday 28th April Wild at Play – Free family play event organised by Shout! Holiday Activities and the Elmbridge Countryside Team for 3-11 year old children. All children must be accompanied by adult. Drop in between 10.30am-12.30pm. Arbrook Common, Arbrook Lane, Claygate, nearest postcode KT10 9EG. Explore, build, create and experiment. Equipment provided. Just turn up and choose what to do. Old clothes and wellies recommended. We will be next to the River Rythe. Further info: countryside@elmbridge.gov.uk. www.elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/countryside/  

Sunday 28th April Ember Bowls Club Open Day. Come and try bowls. Free event. From 10am. All welcome. See page 19 for details.

Tuesday 30th April to Sunday 12th May Duet at the Fountain Gallery (26 Bridge Rd, Hampton Court, East Molesey, KT8 9HA). An artistic dialogue between painter Yulia Robinson and sculptor Caroline Sayer. In their new show they have worked together to create a collection that reflects each other’s love of colour, texture and form in a mix of abstract and figurative art. Tue–Sun 11.30am–5.30pm, www.fountaingallery.co.uk, info@fountaingallery.co.uk, 0208 9415865.

Tuesday 30th April Kingston and District Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance Group. Keeping in touch with local and national issues affecting pensioners, plus speakers to entertain – this month we hear about The Real Dad’s Army! Marion House, Girl Guide Hut, Tadworth Avenue, New Malden KT3 6DJ. 2pm-4.15pm. Limited car parking and on public transport routes. Contact for further info: Brenda Denby, 0208 3986054/brendadenby@live.co.uk. www.cspa-kingston.co.uk/


And a few in early May….

Thursday 2nd May to Saturday 4th May The Ember Players production of “Bothered and Bewildered” at The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames. 8pm. Tickets £13 available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/emberplayers or by phoning 07752-655087. 

Friday 3rd May 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 Storm Warning. No admission charge, no membership required, all welcome. Music from 8.45pm.

Saturday 11th May 5k Colour Fun Run at Three Rivers Academy Hersham Road Walton-on-Thames KT12 5PY. Race to start at 10.45am. Registration now open at www.pta-events.co.uk/friendsofthreerivers