What’s On in Surrey
Find out about entertainment events taking place in Surrey this week with this ever so handy What’s On guide.
FIFA World Cup 2018
June 14 / Surrey Sports Park, Guildford
The showpiece of the ‘beautiful game’, the FIFA World Cup takes place in Russia this summer with all eyes on who will scoop the revered prize of World Cup Winners. Will England’s youngest pack of Lions to date beguile the formidable might of their opponents or will the stylish samba elite of Brazil make up for their semi-final humiliation by eventual winners Germany four years ago? Watch the action unfold at The Bench Bar found at Surrey’s premier sporting facility Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
For more information, visit www.surreysportspark.co.uk
The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival
June 16 – June 17 / Brooklands Museum
Back at Brooklands Museum this month is the annual Double Twelve Motor Sports Festival. Organised in association with the Vintage Sports-Car Club, this event celebrates the rich and amazing history since the site first opened its gates back in 1907. For fans of mighty motors, this two-day extravaganza features Speed Trials, Driving Tests, the prestigious Double Twelve Concourse and Test Hill ascents, alongside family-friendly entertainment and activities.
For more information, visit www.brooklandsmuseum.com
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain
June 18 – June 23 / Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
The detective genius of Sherlock Holmes et al grace Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre this June for ‘The Final Curtain’. Starring Robert Powell and Liza Goddard, watch on as Holmes contemplates retirement, fearful of losing that Midas touch that has helped solve many a past murder. Enter stage right Mary Watson, wife of Holmes’ former associate Dr John Watson, who reveals a sighting of her long-dead son James. Criminal capers ensue for what is sure to be Sherlock’s last great adventure.
For more information, visit www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
ROH Encore: Swan Lake
June 18 / Everyman Cinema, Esher
The Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet perform this new production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet Swan Lake. Beamed straight to your seats at the Everyman Cinema in Esher, enjoy first class culture in the comfort of this boutique picture house found on the High Street.
For more information, visit www.everymancinema.com
Punk Rock Yoga
June 19 / THE Boileroom, Guildford
For an altogether alternative addition to your exercise regime, why not get yourself to Punk Rock Yoga at the Boileroom this week? Bend, stretch and ‘ohm’ your way to a healthy new you this summer all the while accompanied by some of the finest punk rock tunes around for some motivation.
For more information, visit www.theboileroom.net
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella
June 19 – June 23 / New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Make your way to the New Victoria Theatre in Woking as the enchanting fairy-tale of Cinderella is brought to life in this popular adaptation by Mathew Bourne and produced by the Olivier Award Winning team behind The Red Shoes. A thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the Second World War and backed by Prokofiev’s magnificent score.
For more information, visit www.atgtickets.com
Dance Happy: Adult Ballet Class
June 19 / Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton-On-Thames
Did you once have dreams of becoming the next Darcey Bussell? Rekindle your love for dance and join the Dancy Happy adult ballet class, taking place at the Riverhouse Barn arts Centre over in Walton-On-Thames. While mastering the pirouet and plie . you’ll also improve your core strength, posture and confidence.
For more information, visit riverhousebarn.co.uk www.riverhousebarn.co.uk
Wisley Late Evening
June 22 / RHS Gardens Wisley
Experience the wonder of RHS Garden’s Wisley as the sun sets and the dusky glow of a June’s summer night illuminates the garden in all its glory. An exceptional setting in any season, take a stroll through the ornamental gardens and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Wisley after hours in this special series of late events. From 5-8pm enjoy discounted admission (adults £7 / children £5). Last entry is 7pm.
For more information, visit www.rhs.org.uk
Music in the Grotto
June 22 / Painshill Park, Cobham
Hear the talented pupils from the Yehudi Menuhin School perform a range of music in the magical and mystical crystal Grotto of Painshill Park in Cobham this June. Experience the wonder of these beautifully landscaped gardens and enjoy the sweet sound of music on a summers evening. Tickets include a glass of something sparkling.
For more information, visit www.painshill.co.uk
Netball London Live: Surrey Storm VS Loughborough Lightning
June 23 / Copperbox Arena, London
Make your way to the Copperbox Arena at Queen Elizabeth Park in London to show your support for hosts Surrey Storm as they take on Superleague winners Loughborough Lightning for a season finale like no other. Witness the speed and intensity that has become synonymous with the game’s resurgence in popularity over recent years, as some of the world’s finest netballing talents take to the court and do battle.
For more information, visit www.netballlondonlive.com
Jacky & Friends
June 23 / Thity3Hz, Guildford
Four the floor as Jacky & Friends come to Thirty3Hz in Guildford for a night of eclectic House music. Enjoy DJ’s and dancing from 9pm-3.30am as Jacky is joined on the 1s and 2s by Russ Yallop (Hot Creations), Fin Evans, Lily Rivers and Darren Jordan.
For more information, visit www.thirty3hz.com
Jazz Cafe: Alex Curtis Quartet Feat, Dave O’Higgins
June 26 / Electric Theatre, Guildford
Get into the groove with The Jazz Café held at Guildford’s Electric Theatre this June as the phenomenal talents of the Alex Curtis Quartet are joined by British Jazz award winner Dave O’Higgins for an evening of exceptional live music. Original compositions and arrangements are formed by the group’s collective creative writing talents as they draw on a range of influences that are brought to life in this exciting live show.
For more information, visit www.electric.theatre
June 28 / G Live, Guildford
The sound of the 90s is alive and kicking at G Live in Guildford this month as a troupe of pop-tastic superstars descend on the town for a night of 90’s Mania. Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville and Scott Robinson will be representing and resurrecting the sounds of boyband 5ive, whilst Jo O’Meara, Tina Barrett and Bradley McIntosh reach for the stars as S Club 7. Dust off your dancing shoes and prepare to party (‘because there ain’t no party like an S Club Party’).
For more information, visit www.glive.co.uk
Joke in the Box
June 28 / The Lightbox, Woking
Laugh out loud at The Lightbox in Woking. Joke in the Box is the monthly comedy night held at the museum and gallery space in the centre of the town. Featuring the best up-and-coming and established acts on the stand-up circuit, limited tickets are available, so make sure to book your space in advance. Suitable for age 16+.
For more information, visit www.thelightbox.org.uk
Guildford Fringe Festival 2018
June 29 – July 29 / Multiple Venues, Guildford
Get ready for the return of the mighty Guildford Fringe Festival! For the whole month of July, throughout various venues scattered across the cultural landscape of Guildford, witness the very best in fringe theatre, arts, music, comedy, poetry and so much more. Highlights include the Gag House Comedy Superstars featuring Andy Parsons, Zoe Lyons, Matt Richardson and Ivo Graham at G Live on the June 29. Proceedings get saucy and naughty with the High Octane Club Burlesque and Cabaret show at the Electric Theatre on the July 14, whilst Gyles Brandreth brings his ‘Break a Leg’ show to the Guildhall on the July 25.
For more information, visit www.guildfordfringefestival.com
June 30 / Farnham Maltings
Crazy about crochet? Titillated by textiles? Get your fix of fabrics at the amazing Thread Festival taking place at the master-crafter mecca of the Farnham Maltings. Meet likeminded enthusiasts of thread and needle based activities at this sociable and inspiring day out. Enjoy workshops, talks, demonstrations, exhibitions as well as a vibrant marketplace ready for you to snap up some treats to take home.
For more information, visit www.farnhammaltings.com