WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK IN SURREY
With many restrictions lifted and summer holidays about to start, we bet you’re keen to find out what’s on in Surrey this week? Well it just so happens that we have compiled this ‘ere list of events for you and your loved ones to enjoy. From live music and nights out, to day trips and family fun, re-discover the good times and get out and about this week…
WILD SUMMER FOREST SCHOOL / JULY 20 – AUGUST 19 / PAINSHILL PARK, COBHAM
Painshill Park in Cobham is a great place to set up camp this summer – more so a Wild Summer Camp. Learn how to build a den, light your fire, the bushcraft way to toast marshmallows and create your woodland mask with five days of really wild activities.
For more information, visit painshill.co.uk
THE LUNA CINEMA / JULY 22 – 25 / HAMPTON COURT PALACE
Enjoy moonlit night’s at the movies as the Luna Cinema arrive with their giant outdoor cinema screen at both Hampton Court Palace this week. Watch a host of Hollywood big-hitters including The Dark Knight, Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, The Greatest Showman, and Bohemian Rhapsody, all the while kicking back in the grounds of one of the countries most historic and iconic venues.
For more information, visit lunacinema.com
GUILDFORD BEER FESTIVAL / JULY 23 – 24 / GUILDFORD CRICKET CLUB
Guildford Beer Festival is back an astonishing line-up of craft beers and local talent. Featuring around 130 cask ales and craft keg beers sourced from around 25 independent and micro-breweries in Surrey and beyond, a second bar will have an eclectic range of ciders, wines and gins from local producers along with soft drinks. With sessions selling out quicker than a sip from a snifter, you best snap up some tickets quick.
For more information, visit guildfordbeerfestival.co.uk
COBHAM FARMERS’ MARKET / JULY 24 / HOLLYHEDGE ROAD, COBHAM
Found in the centre of Cobham on the fourth Saturday morning of the month, find a treasure trove of treats for you and your kitchen cupboards. Discover independent traders selling their wares as well as local and seasonal produce.
For more information, visit surreymarkets.co.uk
SURREY FOOD FESTIVAL / JULY 24 / OLD DEER PARK, RICHMOND
Ready your bellies for a feast-ival of foodstuffs this July as the Surrey Food Festival returns to Old Deer Park in Richmond. Get tips and tricks from those in the know, with live cooking demonstrations, tastings and talks taking place throughout the day. Tuck into a tasty treat or two as you’re met by an array of cuisines from around the world.
For more information, visit thelocalfoodfestival.com
VINTAGE POSTERS AUCTION / JULY 25 / EWBANK’S AUCTION ROOMS, WOKING
There’s something special about vintage movie posters. Unique pieces of history, each with their own endearing illustrative charm, why not scour the auction room for your new favourite piece of artwork to hang on your wall? From Singin’ In The Rain and Some Like It Hot to Star Wars and The Forbidden Planet, find an array of cult classic posters to bid and win at this auction, located at Ewbank’s on the outskirts of Woking.
For more information, visit ewbanksauctions.co.uk
OPEN AIR THEATRE: THE THREE MUSKETEERS / JULY 27 / HATCHLANDS PARK, EAST CLANDON
Immersion Theatre invite you on a swashbuckling adventure of epic proportions as they proudly present an action-packed adaptation of The Three Musketeers! Follow the young D’Artagnan as he travels to Paris to join the legendary Musketeers in a thrilling production brimming with excitement, danger, comedy, and in true Immersion style, bags of audience interaction.
For more information, visit tickets.visitguildford.com
THE SUMMER MAKE SPACE / JULY 28 – AUGUST 30 / WATTS GALLERY ARTISTS’ VILLAGE, COMPTON
Book onto The Make Space and pick up a Sunshine Trail to explore sunlight, shadows and the many colours of summer in artworks and in the grounds of Watts Gallery Artists’ Village. Make sunshine paintings inspired by the tradition of artists painting outside and meet like-minded creative kids at the same time.
For more information, visit wattsgallery.org.uk
SUMMER HOLIDAYS AT THE LIGHTBOX
School’s out, and the holidays are in – but there is no reason why you can’t keep those creative juices flowing all summer long. With a jam-packed schedule of arts and crafts coinciding with the 2021 Summer Olympics, plenty is happening to keep the whole family entertained at The Lightbox in Woking. From making your own Olympic Torches to designing Olympic Medals, further activities throughout the summer include the return of Bubble Friday, Graphic Novel Masterclasses and a Ship in a Bottle workshop.
For more information, visit thelightbox.org.uk
JUNIOR AQUA PARK / LIQUID LEISURE, WINDSOR
take a trip out of Surrey and get ready for an action-packed day with little one’s in your life. Splish-splash your way to Liquid Leisure Water Park near Windsor for a wet and wild afternoon in the Sun. Jump from inflatables in a safe and fun environment at the Junior Aqua Park. Pre-booking is a must.
For more information, visit windsor.liquidleisure.com
SANDOWN ULTIMATE ADVENTURE CAMP / JULY + AUGUST / SANDOWN SPORTS, ESHER
If you’re looking for your kids to spend some of their energy this summer, then why not book one of Sandown Sports Ultimate Adventure Camps? With a range of activities and interests catered for, kids can take to the trees for a Skywalk Adventure, try their hand at London’s only ski slope, take part in Dance classes or play a range of sports including Table Tennis, Squash, Golf, Archery and Football. So save your space today and head for their website to make your booking.
For more information, visit sandownsports.co.uk
OUTDOOR THEATRE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM / JULY 30 / THE RECTORY GARDEN, CRANLEIGH
Performed in the gardens of the neighbouring rectory, Cranleigh Arts Centre welcome one and all for an evening of outdoor theatre this July. Presented by Changeling Theatre, expect a funny and fantastical feast for the senses as Shakespeare’s classic is transformed into a gothic fantasy that meets Ru Paul’s Drag Race somewhere along the way. Blankets, deck chairs and picnics are actively encouraged.
For more information, visit cranleighartscentre.org
THE BEAT 40TH ANNIVERSARY / JULY 31 / THE BOILEROOM, GUILDFORD
Legendary 2-Tone Punk Ska Reggae Group The Beat celebrates 40 years in the game with an anniversary that’ll make a stop at Guildford’s The Boileroom along the way. Formed in 1979, the band led by vocalist Dave Wakeling released their debut single, an infectious cover of the Smokey Robinson hit ‘Tears of a Clown’ and have since gone on to become one of the pioneers of the 2-Tone scene along with the likes of The Specials, Madness and The Selecter. So get your knees up for a proper celebratory skank this month and snap up some tickets quick.
For more information, visit theboileroom.net
JACKMASTER / JULY 31 / THIRTY3HZ, GUILDFORD
Master of all things jackin’, house music heavyweight Jackmaster makes a very special appearance at Guildford’s boutique bass club Thirty3hz at the end of the month. After months without the dance floor, go 4 to the floor and get tickets quick before a guaranteed sell-out.
For more information, visit thirty3hz.com
WALLED GARDEN SUMMER SERIES / JULY / PAINSHILL PARK, COBHAM
Fancy some entertainment? Of course, you do! That’s why you’re reading this ‘ere pamphlet of wonder, right? The good news is that Painshill Park has quite the calendar of events taking place at their esteemed pleasure gardens this summer. From stand-up comedy nights featuring some of the best comics around to outdoor theatre performances and ‘songs from the shows’, find yourself some culture contained within the beautiful walled garden of Painshill Park this month.
For more information, visit painshill.co.uk
ART ON THE RAILINGS / EVERY SATURDAY + SUNDAY / THE RAILINGS RIVERSIDE WALK, FARNHAM
Are you looking for some freemium entertainment? Why not head over to Farnham for a leisurely day perusing artwork on the railings found by the Riverside Walk. Be inspired by this art en seine exhibition and perhaps purchase a picture or two to hang on that wall that’s crying out for some colour and character.
For more information, visit farnhamartsociety.org
ITALIA CONTI SUMMER SCHOOL / AUGUST 2 – 6 / GUILDFORD + LONDON
With classes available for ages 5 – 18-year-olds, Italia Conti hosts their acclaimed Summer School this August. So whether you’re seeking recreation, physical and social development or perhaps looking at taking a serious step towards a long-term career in the arts industry, Italia Conti provides enjoyable and professional training to all performers. The Summer School course covers all aspects of Musical Theatre performance – Acting, Singing and Dancing and will give you the chance to explore and develop your skills as a performer under the expert tuition of leading choreographers, directors and industry professionals. If you’re looking to extend your stay beyond the summer holidays, why not sign up to Italia Conti Guildford Associates Saturday School. Book a free trial by emailing email@example.com Term starts September 11!
For more information, visit italiaconti.com
HAMLET / NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 4 / THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR
Get ready for a new era of theatre as acclaimed director Sean Mathias leads an all-star cast at the Theatre Royal in Windsor later this July. Government guidelines permitting, hopeful audience members will be able to choose on-stage seats, presenting them with the opportunity to experience some genuinely world-class theatre up-close. Led by Mathias, catch one of the stages best-loved plays performed by a cast that features none other than Jenny Seagrove and Sir Ian McKellen.
For more information, visit theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
CRAIG DAVID / AUGUST 5 / SANDOWN PARK RACECOURSE, ESHER
Having postponed last years events, the Jockey Club Live returns this August to provide revellers with a day of racing and live music in Esher. Be treated to the sweet vocals and melody of Craig David as he performs at the racecourse on August 5.
For more information, visit thejockeyclub.co.uk
THE LOXWOOD JOUST / AUGUST 7, 8, 14 + 15 / LOXWOOD MEADOWS
Hear Ye! hear Ye! The annual and ever legendary Loxwood Joust returns to the meadows of the Surrey and Sussex borders this August. So be transported as you drink mead, make merry and indulge in the sights, sounds and senses of a time when things were treacherous, tough, tenacious and terrifically wicked.
For more information, visit loxwoodjoust.co.uk