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

What’s On in February

Saturday 26th January to Sunday 3rd March LEGO® bricks Jungle Discovery at RHS Gardens Wisley (Wisley Lane, GU23 6QB). Search out over thirty animals and plants in the Garden and both the temperate and tropical zones of the Glasshouse. Further details at www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley.10am to 3:45pm. Free with normal Garden admission; no need to book, but if you do book your garden visitors tickets in advance, there is a 10% discount.

Friday 1st February Hersham Village Market at All Saints Church Hall (Opposite Hersham Green). Open 11.45am-1.15pm every Friday. For more info see www.hershamvillagemarket.org.uk. Free entry.

Friday 1st February 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 3AM. No entrance fee, no membership required. Music from 8.30pm.

Saturday 2nd February 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 2nd February Andante Live presents Times are a-Changin’ – songs of peace, protest & love. 7.30pm, Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton. Tickets £15. We will take you back to the era of peace, protest & love with uniquely arranged classic songs of the 60’s and 70’s. Songs by artistes such as Don McLean and The Kinks, as well as favourites of Dylan, Baez, Lennon, Simon & Garfunkel and more. Book at www.verafletcherhall.co.uk / call 08456 528529.

Saturday 2nd February Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal – comedy at the Riverhouse Barn. Following last year’s critically acclaimed sell out run, this show is not to be missed. Tickets £12, age 14+. 8pm start. Tickets: thelittleboxoffice.com/riverhouse. Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF.   

Sunday 3rd February Story Cafe presents ‘The Giant Jam Sandwich. Enjoy crafty projects, themed activities and a tea-time treat. Start time: 3.30pm. Tickets: £4 (Age 3+) £2 (Age 2 and under). thelittleboxoffice.com/riverhouse. Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF.   

Tuesday 5th February Molesey and District Society – The baby race of 1818. The unexpected death of Princess Charlotte in 1817 led to a race among King George IV’s unmarried sons to find wives and produce an heir. Lecturer James Eaton will recall the story of the period, and how Victoria became queen. 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

Tuesday 5th February to Sunday 17th February Stephanie Wilkinson at the Fountain Gallery (26 Bridge Rd, Hampton Court, East Molesey, KT8 9HA). Art+Interiors. A vibrant interior aesthetic created with new paintings and patterned fabric, as well as cushions, jewellery and other gorgeous objects. Tue–Sun 11.30am–5.30pm, www.fountaingallery.co.uk, info@fountaingallery.co.uk, 0208 9415865.

Wednesday 6th February The Silver Screen Club – over 60s film club: ‘Finding Neverland’. 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 arts@rcsherriff.org.uk

Saturday 9th February Hand to Mouth Theatre presents The Mystery of Memory Lane. 2.30pm at Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton. Tickets £8. Age 3+. Warm and nostalgic show based around a Bric-a Brac market stall where Mr Shabby and Mrs Chic try to teach a new dog old tricks and solve the Mystery of Memory Lane. Telling stories, singing songs, using tin toys, hand-carved marionettes, seaside Punch and Judy puppets and playing vintage musical instruments they eventually restore the memory of the lost Puppet Dog Toby and find out where he belongs. Book at www.verafletcherhall.co.uk / call 08456 528529.

Tuesday 12th February 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.

Thursday 14th February 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 15th February VFH Film Night presents Passport to Pimlico. 7.30pm. Tickets £7, includes complimentary tea/coffee or 125 ml glass of red/white wine. A pre-Brexit treat about a part of SW London declaring independence from the UK when it finds it is actually part of the dukedom of Burgundy. This charming and whimsical 1949 Ealing comedy stars Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford and Hermione Baddeley. Visit www.verafletcherhall.co.uk / call 08456 528529.

Saturday 16th February 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 16th February Jazz Supper. Friends of St. James’ Church invite you to Parish Hall, Weybridge KT13 8DE. Fish & chips served at 7pm (£22 ticket); music only (£15 ticket) 8pm–10.45pm. Cash bar, raffle. Alan Barnes and Mark Crooks (saxophones & clarinet), David Newton (kbd), Dave Green (b), Matt Home (d). Easy listening jazz, entertaining evening. Tickets in advance only:  call 01932 845174.

Saturday 16th February to Sunday 24th February Half-term Trail: Shapes & Sizes at Claremont Landscape Gardens. Guaranteed fun, come rain or shine! Get some fresh air as you discover all things great and small with our children’s trail.  Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JG. 10.30am-4pm. Normal admission applies plus £1 per trail.

Sunday 17th February Winter Classic Breakfast at Brooklands Museum. 8am-9.45am. This is your chance to meet up with like-minded vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts, have breakfast and admire the cars and motorbikes on show. See www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/winter-classic-breakfast for further information.

Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February Penguin Activity Week at Birdworld. Park Open 10am-4.30pm, events running 11am-3.30pm. Check Online for Prices. Birdworld will have a packed programme of activities including penguin-themed arts and crafts, penguin feeding talks at 11am and 3.30pm and even a penguin exploration trail around the park to keep the most active of minds enchanted by the black and white seabird! 01420 22992. Birldworld, Holt Pound, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LD. birdworld.co.uk

Tuesday 19th February Show the Love Half term family workshop at the Living Planet Centre. Join us to make beautiful bunting decorated in green hearts to help us Show the Love for our world. Rufford House, Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LL. 45 minute sessions will start at 10.30am, 11.15am and 12pm. Price: Free. 01483 426444. www.wwf.org.uk/get-involved/living-planet-centre

Tuesday 19th February to Sunday 3rd March Clare Hardwick and Oorla Morgan at the Fountain Gallery (26 Bridge Rd, Hampton Court, East Molesey, KT8 9HA). Claire Hardwick-Wilson: painter. Vibrant, colourful, textured painting; tropical vistas and exotic seascapes. Oorla Morgan: Exquisite handmade jewellery; gold, silver and sparkling gemstones. Both artists are inspired by nature’s rich diversity. Tue–Sun 11.30am–5.30pm, www.fountaingallery.co.uk, info@fountaingallery.co.uk, 0208 9415865.

Wednesday 20th February Half term fun at Guildford Cathedral. Be creative and make beautiful things together in this stunning venue. Treasure hunt and other activities available. Treasury, shop and café open. Free activity. 10am-12.30pm. Free parking. Guildford Cathedral, GU2 7UP. 01483 546860. 

Wednesday 20th February Music on the Green Lunchtime Concert. Cadran Trio (flute, piano, cello). This exciting young ensemble are now all well established professional musicians having formed the Cadran Trio after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Their impressive track record has involved performing at many major London venues. 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, office@esherparish.org.uk. www.esherparish.org.uk.

Thursday 21st February Earth Hour Half term family workshop at the Living Planet Centre. Join us to find out actions you can take to protect our world and to make a beautiful artwork which will act as a lasting reminder of your Promise for the Planet. Rufford House, Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LL. 45 minute sessions will start at 10.30am, 11.15am and 12pm. Price: Free. 01483 426444. www.wwf.org.uk/get-involved/living-planet-centre

Thursday 21st February 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

Friday 22nd February 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, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF. 

Saturday 23rd February Oxshott & Cobham Music Society Concert – Tyler Hay, Piano. See details on page 29.

Saturday 23rd February Walton Voices Concert for Conservation. 7.30pm. Raising money and awareness for the Marine Conservation Society. Joined by the Weybridge Male Voice Choir and the Surrey Super Steel Pan Band, united under the title ‘Performers against Plastic’. St Mary Oatlands Church, Oatlands Avenue, KT13 9TS. Tickets £13 in advance, £15 on the door; Students £5.50; Children under 11 free. Book: concertforconservation@gmail.com; www.ticketsource.co.uk/a-concert-for-conservation. 

Saturday 23rd February Cobham Band presents Best of Brass. 7.30pm, tickets £13. Back again at the Vera Fletcher Hall, the Cobham Band, a traditional brass band in the modern style, will present an evening of the best of brass band music. Favourite tunes, solos, duets, marches and arrangements of classical and modern pieces will brighten-up the winter evening. Book at www.verafletcherhall.co.uk / call 08456 528529

Sunday 24th February Lucky Dip Disco at Riverhouse Barn. A retro disco party for children under 7 and their grown ups. Starts 3.30pm.Tickets £7 children, £5 adults. thelittleboxoffice.com/riverhouse. Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF. 

Tuesday 26th February Kingston and District Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance Group. In addition to our main function of keeping in touch with local and national issues affecting pensioners, we arrange  a variety of speakers to entertain us – this month a slide show on Central America. Venue: Marion House, Girl Guide Hut, Tadworth Avenue, New Malden KT3 6DJ from 2pm-4.15pm. Limited car parking and on public transport routes. Contact for further info: Brenda Denby, 0208 3986054/brendadenby@live.co.uk.

Tuesday 26th February West Surrey Family History Society talk on “Tracing men and women who served in the world wars”. If you have ancestors who served in the First or Second World Wars, this talk by military records expert Simon Fowler will guide you through the many records available, while avoiding the many pitfalls. Ashley School, Ashley Road, Walton on Thames KT12 1HX at 7.45 pm. Visitors welcome, suggested donation £2. For details email walton@wsfhs.org or call 07932 062056.

Tuesday 26th February Jazz at Imber Court – Willie Garnett Big Band. Sixteen fine musicians play familiar and well-loved arrangements from the Basie and Ellington era through to more recent charts. No need to book, just come along to Imber Court, Ember Lane, East Molesey KT8 0BT for a foot-tapping, swinging evening in a relaxed atmosphere. Free car park, 8.30 pm start, £12 entrance, raffle, bar and a friendly welcome. Any queries, please call 01932 845174.

Friday 1st March 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 Ali Mac Band. No entrance fee, no membership required, all welcome. Music from 8.30pm.

Book for next month:

Saturday 16th March Weybridge Male Voice Choir Concert. 7.30pm (doors 7pm) at East Molesey Methodist Church, Manor Road, Molesey, KT8 9JU. Tickets £10 in advance/£12 on door (under 16s half price). www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/575380 (booking fee applies), email events@emmc.org.uk, call 0208 979 9593.