WHAT’S ON IN SURREY
Find out what’s on in Surrey this week with our latest guide to going out.
SUMMER NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
JULY 13 – JULY 14 / RHS GARDEN WISLEY, WOKING
Indulge in some classic cinema this July as the Summer Nights Film Festival returns to Wisley. Friday night sees Richard Gere fall for Juliet Roberts in the rags to riches classic of Pretty Woman, and on Saturday night believe the impossible as Marty McFly swings Back to The Future to save his family from non-existence. The same weekend sees Arts Fest take over the gardens with workshops and activities for the family to take part in.
For more information, visit rhs.org.uk
ACM PRESENT: SUMMER LIVE
JULY 17 – JULY 20 / ELECTRIC THEATRE, GUILDFORD
Fancy catching the next ‘big thing’ in music before anyone else even has the foggiest? The ACM’s Summer Live event returns to The Electric Theatre this July as students perform to the public and industry professionals alike. Performance sessions take place at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.
For more information, visit electric.theatre
JULY 17 – JULY 21 / NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
Direct from its West End triumph, Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Evita stops by at Woking’s New Victoria Theatre for a run of dates as part of their national tour. Telling the captivating tale of Eva Peron, wife of Argentinian dictator Juan Peron, who journeys from humble beginnings to being heralded as ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentinian people.
For more information, visit atgtickets.com
OVER 55s DANCE WORKSHOP
JULY 18 / FARNHAM MALLTINGS
Head to Farnham Maltings this month and move to the groove at this over 55s dance workshop. Learn the moves from Matthew Bourne’s award winning production of New Adventures and meet like-minded lovers of dance. Open to all levels of ability and mobility.
For more information, visit www.farnhammaltings.com
JULY 18 / BBC SURREY RADIO STUDIOS, GUILDFORD
Forming part of the Guildford Fringe Festival, Bright Club is back to shed light on the latest scientific happenings in an evening of thoughtful exploration. Taking place at the BBC Surrey studios (found on the University of Surrey campus), be inspired by the thinking person’s variety night; expect science, research, comedy, music and much more. Always a sell-out, book your tickets today to avoid disappointment.
For more information, visit www.guildfordfringefestival.com
JULY 19 / GUILDFORD LIDO
Need to cool down? Swim under the stars at Guildford’s Lido this July at a very special late-night swim. Enjoy exclusive access to Guildford’s open-air swimming pool from 9-10pm. Spaces are limited with advance bookings available.
For more information, visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk
CHEESE & CHILLI FESTIVAL
JULY 21 – JULY 22 / SHALFORD PARK, GUILDFORD
Cheese and chilli! Two fine food stuffs meet, greet and get gorged upon at the return of the Cheese and Chilli Festival as individuals embark on a weekend of eating at Shalford Park in Guildford this July. Try a variety of fromage and fiery treats from producers across the land as well as stocking up on a selection to take home to the kitchen, ready to be called upon any time your cheese and chilli cravings come a-calling.
For more information, visit www.cheeseandchillifestival.com
JULY 21 – JULY 22 / SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD
Get fit and have fun with the family as GoFest makes a return to Surrey Sports Park. Take part in touch-rugby, football and netball tournaments as well as trying your hand at a host of sporting activities. Be it badminton, archery, dodgeball, fencing or even Ultimate Frisbee – GoFest is the complete sporting festival for families.
For more information, visit www.gofest.co.uk
OPEN AIR THEATRE: THE TEMPEST
JULY 22 / CLAREMONT LANDSCAPE GARDEN, ESHER
Shakespeare’s mystical final play is brought to life with the latest production from the Lord Chamberlain’s Men theatre company. Enjoy sumptuous costumes and beautiful music; all while you sit back and relax among the gorgeous environs of Claremont Landscape Garden – it really is the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening.
For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk
JULY 25 / SANDOWN PARK RACECOURSE, ESHER
Plan B kicks off a summer of live music at Sandown Park in Esher as Jockey Club Live brings stellar artists to the racecourse stage. Witness the thrill and excitement of horses galloping along the concourse during the day before Plan B takes to the stage for an evening’s entertainment. Just a few days later George Ezra performs at the same venue (August 1) before the disco delights of Nile Rodgers and Chic close the season (August 9).
For more information, visit www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk
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OUTDOOR THEATRE: SENSE & SENSIBILITY
JULY 25 / HASELMERE MUSEUM
Outdoor theatre specialists the Chapterhouse Theatre Company, present their production of the Jane Austen classic Sense and Sensibility amongst the peaceful surroundings of Haslemere Museum’s gardens. Join Dashwood sisters Elinor and Marianne as they make their first forays into Regency society. Cue love, heartbreak and the quest to find the balance between sense and sensibility.
For more information, visit www.chapterhouse.org
CONTEMPORARY ART & MODERN BRITISH PAINTINGS
JULY 26 / EWBANK’S AUCTION ROOMS, WOKING
Looking for something special? Perhaps a striking piece of art to complete that focus wall in your entrance hall? Be inspired at this contemporary art and modern British paintings auction held at Ewbank’s Auction Rooms on the outskirts of Woking. Preview the catalogue online and then bid and win favourite piece to take home.
For more information, visit www.ewbankaucttions.co.uk
WEST BYFLEET LIVE
JULY 28 – JULY 29 / RECREATION GROUND, WEST BYFLEET
This two day festival of community spirit sees days of fun and festivities for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Experience a fun fair, live music, food, drink, over 70 stalls and so much more as village folk get together to celebrate life in West Byfleet. On the Sunday enjoy ring side seats to the cycling bonanza, The Prudential Ride, as cyclists speed through the village.
For more information, visit www.celebratewoking.info
JULY 28 / BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
We can’t get enough of Brooklands Museum. Month on month there always seems to be something to whet the appetite of motor enthusiasts across Surrey and beyond. This July, gargantuan gas-guzzling motor machines take to the fore for Supercar Saturday, demonstrating their prowess on the famous track.
For more information, visit www.brooklandsmuseum.com
PRUDENTIAL RIDE LONDON
JULY 29 / LONDON – SURREY
Set your sights on a cycling spectacle this month and enjoy the cycling route made famous at the 2012 Olympics, as the Prudential Ride London to Surrey returns this July. Cheer on cyclists at spots throughout Surrey as individuals peddle from Pall Mall in London to the breath-taking (quite literally) Box Hill and back.
For more information, visit www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk
JULY 29 / RURAL LIFE CENTRE, TILFORD
A celebration of rural life is in store on Rustic Sunday, taking place at the Rural Life Centre in Tilford. Watch demonstrations, try your hand at country crafts, listen to country musicians, and soak up the ambience of a fast-disappearing way of life at this unique event. Enjoy steam-powered rides on the light railways, a farmers’ market selling local produce and much more.
For more information, visit www.rural-life.org.uk