WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK IN SURREY?
In need of some inspiration for your itinerary this week? From family days out and farmers’ markets to live music, comedy and theatre, find below our pick of the best events taking place in Surrey over the next week or so…
LAKESIDE SUNSET PICNIC / JULY 31, AUGUST 1, 20 + 21 / THE SALT BOX, PRIORY FARM, SOUTH NUTFIELD
Spend summer days lazing in the sun surrounded by delectable treats lovingly prepared by wild cooking specialists The Saltbox. With an emphasis on local and seasonal produce, tuck into a selection of sweet and savoury delights to share with your group. Once your picnics have been served, you’ll be free to saunter your day away amongst the beautiful and tranquil environs of Priory Farm Estate.
For more information, visit wearethesaltbox.co.uk
GODALMING FARMERS’ MARKET / JULY 31 / HIGH STREET, GODALMING
From 10am – 2pm, head for Godalming High Street and stock up on some locally sourced and seasonal stock for your kitchen. One of our fave farmers’ markets in Surrey, soak up some vibes and feel the foodie energy purvey as you ponder and wonder the streets’ treats that lie in wait.
For more information, visit surreyfarmersmarkets.org
DORKING ARTISAN MARKET / AUGUST 1 / St. Martin’s Walk Car Park, Dorking
if you’re looking for a unique gift to give or simply fancy browsing the variety of stalls selling their wares, then a trip to the Dorking Artisan Market should be on your agenda. Discover arts, crafts and junktique pieces looking for a new home from 11am – 4pm.
For more information, visit dorkingtownpartnership.co.uk
WHITEHILL & BORDON VEGAN MARKET / AUGUST 1 / THE SHED, BORDON & WHITEHILL
If you’re looking to cut down on your carbon footprint, why not find some ethical alternatives to life’s seemingly endless list of accoutrements and head for this exciting vegan market taking place outside of The Shed in Bordon & Whitehill. From 10.30am – 3.30pm, find everything from sustainable food-stuffs to planet-saving items for every day life.
For more information, visit ethicalveganevents.com
LITTLE LUMPY SPORTIVE / AUGUST 1 / HASLEMERE
Little Lumpy is back for another classic sportive offering riders the chance to ride an epic route ranging from 40 to 100 miles. Set off from Haslemere in Surrey and onto a course full of testing climbs of up to 8434 feet before taking in stunning views of the South.
For more information, visit littlelumpy.co.uk
JIMMY CARR – TERRIBLY FUNNY / AUGUST 2 / NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
New Victoria Theatre in Woking opens its doors once again! Hurrah! The terribly funny Jimmy Carr comes to the theatre this month for one night only to tell a joke or two for your pleasure. Listen to the inimitable talents of one of Britain’s finest comics as he reveals all on why he believes laughter really is the best remedy to many a dismal situation.
For more information, visit atgtickets.com
GUILDFORD FARMERS’ MARKET / AUGUST 3 / HIGH STREET, GUILDFORD
Enjoy the spectacle that is Guildford Farmers’ Market this week. With stalls strewn along the setts of the High Street, nothing quite conjure the image of Guildford’s historic market town status, like the range of food-stuffs one is likely to find from 10.30am – 3.30pm.
For more information, visit guildford.gov.uk
THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE / AUGUST 3 – 4 / YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE, GUILDFORD
A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from the company that brought you The Gruffalo Live On Stage, Julia Donaldson’s epic tale of The Snail and the Whale arrives at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre this August. To welcome the arrival of The Snail and the Whale, the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre will be hosting range of free seaside fun activities for the family to enjoy including a Seaside Street Art and a Seaside Scavenger Hunt. Pop along on the following dates for much fun with the fam – Wed 28 Jul: 12 – 3pm, Thu 29 Jul: 10 – 2pm, Fri 30 Jul: 10 – 2pm, Sat 31 Jul: 10 – 2pm, Mon 2 Aug: 10 – 2pm, Tue 3 Aug: 10 – 4pm and Wed 4 Aug: 10 – 4pm.
For more information, visit yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
ZOG / AUGUST 4 – 11 / ROSE THEATRE, KINGSTON
Enjoy the ride as Zog attempts to learn to burn the ropes at the esteemed Madame Dragon’s school before becoming a fully-fledged dragon. From page to stage, watch Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler’s loveable character come alive in this thoroughly entertaining adaptation directed by Mike Shepherd.
For more information, visit rosetheatre.org
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
GRAYSHOTT FOLK CLUB: MERRY HELL / AUGUST 6 / GRAYSHOTT VILLAGE HALL
The first gig to be held in Grayshott Folk Club’s spiritual home of Grayshott Village Hall since the end of February 2020, this performance by festival favourites Merry Hell marks the start of a new series of gigs by a brilliant range of musicians from all over the UK and the world. So get tickets and enjoy the ride.
For more information, visit grayshottfolkclub.co.uk
CATFISH / AUGUST 6 / CRANLEIGH ARTS CENTRE
Grizzly blues-rock band Catfish perform at Cranleigh Arts Centre this August. Winner of numerous accolades, sit back in awe and enjoy some scintillating guitar playing from frontman Matt Long as he shreds for your pleasure.
For more information, visit cranleighartscentre.org
GODALMING GAG HOUSE COMEDY CLUB / AUGUST 6 / GODALMING BOROUGH HALL
Need a laugh? Of course, you do. Who doesn’t? Godalming Gag House Comedy Club is back at Borough Hall, promising a night of side-splitting comedy from some of the finest up and coming stand-up comics on the circuit. Line-up on the night includes Dave Fulton, Ross Smith, Pauline Eyre and Toussaint Douglass!
For more information, visit guildfordfringe.com
SUMMER SESSIONS / AUGUST 6 / THE SHED, WHITEHILL & BORDON
Taking place at TheShed in Bordon & Whitehill, enjoy the Summer Sessions and soak up the atmosphere as you enjoy live music, DJs, street-food, drinks and artisan goods. Sounds super right?
For more information, visit theshedwb.com
SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL / AUGUST 6 – 7 / YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE, GUILDFORD
Feeling spontaneous? Returning to Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for an intimate and stripped back performance, the Olivier Award-winning show Showstoppers take you the audiences’ suggestions and magically transform them into a whirlwind musical extravaganza. Packed with drama, lyricism and laughter, every night see’s a brand new hit musical waiting to be unleashed.
For more information, visit yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
BROOKLANDS RELIVED / AUGUST 7 / BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
The birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, head to Brooklands Museum and turn back the clock for the annual 1940s Relived event. Relive the very first British Grand Prix that was 95 years ago in 1926 and witness some of the cars that competed in that very reface taking centre stage. A decade of fashion, commemoration, style and celebration – get dressed to the nines for the day and enjoy vintage joie de vivre at its best.
For more information, visit brooklandsmuseum.com
THE LOXWOOD JOUST / AUGUST 7, 8, 14 + 15 / LOXWOOD MEADOW
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
GAMERS LOUNGE, AUGUST 7 / THE BOILEROOM, GUILDFORD
Whether your go-to hero was the diminutive dynamism of Sonic the Hedgehog or the moustached might of plumber extraordinaire Super Mario, relive the advent of console gaming on some of the first gaming machines to hit the mainstream, at The Boileroom’s retro gaming club. Turn up and compete against fellow fans of the cartridge-packing consoles at this monthly get together at The Boileroom.
For more information, visit theboileroom.net
FA CUP EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND: EASTBOURNE TOWN VS GUILDFORD CITY / AUGUST 7 / THE SAFFRONS, EASTBOURNE
While most of the big guns kick off their FA cup campaigns in midwinter, it’s the teams in the lower leagues of football who begin their grand adventure this summer. So follow your new favourite team Guildford City FC down to sunny Eastbourne for the day and watch on as these two teams battle it out in this preliminary round fixture of the world’s oldest football competition.
For more information, visit guildfordcityfc.co.uk