THE GUIDE TO YOUR WEEK
In need of a good night out? From live music and stand up comedy, to brunch and bubbles – find some of the best events taking place in and around Surrey this week with this handy guide to what’s good in your neighbourhood…
MACBETH / UNTIL FEBRUARY 29 / HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, GUILDFORD
As a bloody war draws to its conclusion, the celebrated warrior Macbeth and his ambitious wife are propelled head-first into a chilling quest for ultimate power, fuelled by supernatural forces beyond their control. The war may be over, but the battle for the throne has only just begun… ‘Blood will have blood, they say’. Don’t miss Guildford Shakespeare Company’s brand new adaptation of Shakespeare’s supercharged thriller in Guildford this February.
For more information, visit www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk
THE COMEDY CELLAR / FEBRUARY 14, 21 + 28 / SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL
Warm your cockles and get your kicks at the Comedy Cellar, found at the South Hill Arts Centre in Bracknell this month. Having provided audiences with giggles a-plenty since 1986, The Comedy Cellar is the longest-running comedy club in the UK outside London. Regularly packed to the rafters with those keen to catch the next big thing in comedy, queuing starts at 7.30 pm, doors open at 8 pm and the show kicks off at 8.30 pm. First come, first served.
For more information, visit www.southhillpark.org.uk
LOVE BIRD EMBROIDERY / FEBRUARY 14 / RHS GARDEN, WISLEY
Show your significant other how much they mean to you by heading for this day’s workshop at Wisley and learn how to create a cute Scandinavian-inspired lovebird design through the art of embroidery.
For more information, visit www.rhs.org.uk
JANETTE MASON PRESENTS THE MUSIC OF ELLA FITGERALD FEATURING VIMALA ROWE / FEBRUARY 14 / ELECTRIC THEATRE, GUILDFORD
Experience the tenderness and heartfelt expression of Ella Fitzgerald’s love songs with a romantic evening at the Electric Theatre this Valentine’s Day. Join world-class pianist Janette Mason and acclaimed singer Vimala Rowe as they set the scene for a sensuous night of smooth jazz.
For more information, visit www.electric.theatre
OKLAHOMA! / FEBRUARY 14 – 22 / YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE, GUILDFORD
‘O-o-o-o-ok-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plains’. The classic musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein arrives at the Yvonne Arnaud this month, promising a whirlwind of excitement and sing-a-longs. Head out West and join a cast of cowboys, farmers and their girls for a rip-roaring night at the theatre.
For more information, visit www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
THINKING DRINKERS – HEROES OF HOOCH / FEBRUARY 14 / EPSOM PLAYHOUSE
The Thinking Drinkers are back on tour with their latest liquid musings about the humble alcoholic beverage. Taking an intoxicating look at some of history’s most significant drinkers, learn how pioneers, explorers and politicians have utilized their liquor to the betterment (and detriment) of their careers. A hilarious night out, with five free drinks for attendees to enjoy and sup on..
For more information, visit www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk
ROYAL ARTILLERY GOLD CUP DAY / FEBRUARY 14 / SANDOWN PARK, ESHER
One of Sandown’s oldest and most prestigious race days, catch a card of seven races with a military twist. First featured back in 1878, the competition has been a mainstay in the fixture calendar since 1921 and features horses that are either serving or have previously served in the Royal Artillery.
For more information, visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk
PRELOVED VINTAGE KILO SALE / FEBRUARY 15 / GUILDFORD CATHEDRAL
Bargains galore are in-store at Vintage Kilo, held at Guildford Cathedral this month. Thrift-seekers are urged to join the weighvolution and pick up a kilo of vintage threads for just £15 at this unique vintage clothing event. Find some unique items for your wardrobe as you delve through six tons of vintage and retro clothing.
For more information, visit www.prelovedkilo.eventbrite.co.uk
CONCORDE CHAMPAGNE DAY / FEBRUARY 15 / BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
Live the high life and make your way to Brooklands for a Concorde Champagne Day. Sip Champagne during your virtual flight, and enjoy a three-courselunch recreated from an original Concorde menu.
For more information, visit www.brooklandsmuseum.com
BRUNCH & BUBBLES / FEBRUARY 15 + 16 / DENBIES WINE ESTATE, DORKING
Brunch and bubbles… is there the need to write any more to inform you of the benefits that attending such an event will bring to your life? In case you’re curious Brunch and Bubbles, held at the award-winning Denbies Estate, will provide the opportunity to sample a mouthwatering Surrey Hills Full English Breakfast accompanied by a glass of fizz. Once your feasting is complete, enjoy a sparkling wine tour of the estate and sample 3 of Denbies Sparkling Wines in the cellar.
For more information, visit www.denbies.co.uk
BETFAIR ASCOT CHASE RACEDAY / FEBRUARY 15 / ASCOT RACECOURSE
Enjoy a day at the races and get ready for one of the most important Jumps fixtures on Ascot’s racing calendar. One of the season’s most prestigious competitions, the competitive race-card provides horses with the perfect opportunity to prepare and hone their horsepower in time for the Cheltenham Festival.
For more information, visit www.ascot.co.uk
YES FAM! HALF TERM / FEBRUARY 15 – 22 / EVERYWHERE
Fancy fun and games for the whole family? Check out our guide to what’s on this half term – READ ME
ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES FAIR / FEBRUARY 16 / SANDOWN PARK, ESHER
Make your way to Sandown Park in Esher for a day of shopping for items from yesteryear. This antique and collectablesfair is an excellent opportunity to indulge in beautiful gifts for you and the home. Unearth hidden gems and find something old – but new to you.
For more information, visit www.jockeyclubvenues.co.uk
LIFE DRAWING CLASSES IN THE PARK / FEBRUARY 16 / MORDEN HALL PARK
Fancy a spot of art in the park? This monthly life drawing session will see you capture the form of a clothed model against the magnificent backdrop of Morden Hall Park on a frosty February morning. This outdoor class means wrapping up warm and arriving dressed for the weather. All materials are provided, and all abilities are welcome.
For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk
LEARN TO ROLLERSKI / FEBRUARY 16 / DORNEY LAKE, ETON
Love to ski and slalom your way down the slopes but struggling to find some snow-capped peaks to indulge your desires? Ever thought about roller skiing? A great workout that will help improve agility and balance, whizz your way around scenic Dorney Lake in Eton and discover your new favourite sport.
For more information, visit www.rollerski.co.uk
KELLY’S GUILDFORD 10K / FEBRUARY 16 / UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD
Take in the sights of Guildford by taking part in this 10k run. Open to all ages and abilities, set off from the Stag Hill campus of the university before finding your way through town and along the towpath beside the River Way – with all money raised going to charities Oakleaf and Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
For more information, visit www.charity.kellystorage.co.uk
BLITHE SPIRIT / FEBRUARY 17 – 22 / RICHMOND THEATRE
Jennifer Saunders stars in the Noël Coward classic Blithe Spirit this month. Enjoy a hilarious night of séance and sabotage as novelist Charles Condomine and his current spouse are haunted by the ghost his first wife, Elvira.
For more information, visit www.atgtickets.com
MOVE FIT / FEBRUARY 17 – MARCH 24 / 4 MOTION DANCE THEATRE, WINDSOR
Perfect for anyone looking for a happy alternative to the gym, these Saturday mornings Move Fit classes will use a variety of workouts to help you get in shape. With a focus on developing stamina, strength and core control, get set for an invigorating start to the weekend that’ll leave you feeling fighting fit.
For more information, visit www.4motiondancetheatre.co.uk
ROMEO STODART (THE MAGIC NUMBERS) / FEBRUARY 18 / THE BOILEROOM, GUILDFORD
Remember The Magic Numbers? Famed for their early-noughties indie-rock-pop hits such as Love Me Like You, frontman Romeo Stodart comes to The Boileroom for an intimate evening, playing a mix of new and unheard solo material, as well as some familiar favourites.
For more information, visit www.theboileroom.net
KICKBOXING TASTER SESSION / FEBRUARY 19 + 26 / PRECISION KICKBOXING, CAMBERLEY
Looking for a new way to get fit and make friends? Try something new and take part in these free Kickboxing taster sessions taking place in Camberley. With World Kickboxing Champion Master Paul Bernard as your guide you’ll find a great way to stay in shape, while learning how to increase your confidence at the same time.
For more information, visit www.precision-lifestyle.com
GUILDFORD FLAMES VS BELFAST GIANTS / FEBRUARY 19 / SPECTRUM LEISURE COMPLEX, GUILDFORD
Enjoy the thrills and spills of the Elite Ice Hockey League and catch Guildford Flames take on Belfast Giants in this crunch fixture at the Spectrum Leisure Complex. Taking place in February half term week, kids go free with a paying adult.
For more information, visit www.guildfordflames.com
ASH / FEBRUARY 19 / NEW SLANG, PRYZM, KINGSTON
Celebrating the release of their best hits, Teenage Wildlife, indie guitar heroes Ash, return to Kingston to perform at Pryzm this February. Playing a selection of classic tunes from their illustrious career in music, get a ticket quick before this one certifiably sells out.
For more information, visit www.banquetrecords.com
SURREY HILLS NIGHT RUN / FEBRUARY 20 / GUILDFORD
Are you looking to liven up your current fitness regime? Your regular routes aren’t quite doing it for you any more? For night owls and those with a sense of intrepid adventure, take part in this excellent night run that will take you through the woods and into the Surrey Hills for a 10-milerun. Led by your trusty guide, Ultra Runner and all-aroundrunning fanatic Matt Buck, this run is perfect for those new to nightrunning.
For more information, visit www.runningadventures.uk
UNRAVEL 2020 / FEBRUARY 21 – 24 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
‘Tis, the season for crafty sew and sews and knitting enthusiasts to unite and descend upon Farnham Maltings for the return of the knitting fiesta that is Unravel Festival 2020. Featuring a programme of bookable workshops, talks and demonstrations led by UK and International experts, as well as a marketplace of over 70 quality exhibitors selling yarn and fibreaccessories. Roll up and meet like-minded lovers of a darn good yarn.
For more information, visit www.farnhammaltings.com
ARDAL O’HANLON – THE SHOWING OFF MUST GO ON / FEBRUARY 21 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Finding fame as dopey curate Dougal McGuire in the cult TV comedy Father Ted, and now playing DI Jack Mooney in the current series of BBC’s Death in Paradise, Irishman Ardal O’Hanlon has made a career from his fair share of showing off on stage and screen. Join Ardal as he explains why the showing off must go on as he imparts all with the audience at G Live in Guildford this month.
For more information, visit www.glive.co.uk
RELOAD ROCK CLUB / FEBRUARY 21 / THE BACK ROOM, THE STAR INN, GUILDFORD
Are you ready to rock? Featuring the hits from all your favourite bands past and present, meet like-minded folk who love a good headbang and get yourself to Surrey’s newest night for all things rock, grunge, metal, emo, punk and hardcore at the Reload Rock Club. Found in The Back Room of The Star Inn on Guildford’s High Street, listen to some of the well known and lesser-known bangers from the heavier side of music’s spectrum.
For more information, visit www.starinnguildford.co.uk
BRAMLEY TRAIL RIDE / FEBRUARY 22 / BRAMLEY
Get on your bike and wage war on winter with this fun and frosty Mountain Trail Bike Ride. Starting in Bramley, take on some of the best open trails in Surrey and speed around the designated course in order to complete your fastest time.
For more information, visit www.trailbreak.co.uk
SIX NATIONS: ENGLAND VS IRELAND / FEBRUARY 23 / TWICKENHAM
Following on from England’s heroics at the Rugby World Cup, can the Red Roses go one better and secure some silverware at this years Six Nations tournament? Taking place at the home of English Rugby, Twickenham Stadium, take a pew at your favourite pub and join a chorus of supporters in cheering on the team against their Irish counterparts.
For more information, visit www.sixnationsrugby.com
TRUST10 10K RUNS / FEBRUARY 23 / POLESEDEN LACEY
Are you a regular runner looking for a challenge? The National Trust’s monthly 10K trail runs held at Polesden Lacey are a great way to keep fit or train for upcoming challenges. Consisting of a variety of terrains, runners get to enjoy the exceptional surroundings of Poleden Lacey before heading out onto Ranmore Common. Taking place on the fourth Sunday of every month, whether you’re a novice or a seasoned competitor, all are welcome.
For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk
DAVID BADDIEL – TROLLS NOT THE DOLLS / FEBRUARY 23 / NEW VICTORIA, WOKING
Comedian, writer and football anthem-maker David Baddiel is back in town with his brand new tour Trolls Not The Dolls.Following his five-star, OlivierAward-nominated hit one-man show My Family: Not The Sitcom,and the return to number 1 of his seminal football anthem Three Lions (a record-breaking fourth time at the top of the UK Official Charts), Baddiel returns to the stage tackling the 21st-century troll – or rather the digital heckler of the internet age – in the only way a comedian knows how; by wittily taking them down.
For more information, visit www.atgtickets.com