WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?
Looking for some fun in Surrey this week? Experience the eclectic and discover what’s on with our latest guide to going out. Whether you fancy some stand-up comedy, cooking, gin tasting or motorcars racing – check out our picks for your pleasure.
FOOTLOOSE / JUNE 13 – 18 / NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
Cut loose! The classic 80’s musical comes to Woking’s New Victoria Theatre. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the plot, Footloose tells the tale of city boy Ren, forced to move to the rural backwaters of America. But what will he do when he finds out his new habitat has banned rock ‘n roll music and dancing? Witness the toe-tapping drama unfold.
For more information, visit atgtickets.com/woking
ROYAL ASCOT / JUNE 14 – 18 / ASCOT RACECOURSE
Royal Ascot returns for another year, promising five days of high fashion, Fine Dining and unparalleled racing. This internationally renowned event is Britain’s most valuable race meeting and attracts some of the world’s most illustrious racehorses to compete for millions of pounds of prize money. Ready to catch the action? From the Royal Procession at 2 pm sharp to first-class racing throughout the afternoon or communal singing around Ascot’s Bandstand in the early evening dusk – get set for five days of excitement, colour and entertainment.
For more information, visit ascot.com
JACK FLANAGAN / JUNE 14 / BANQUET RECORDS, KINGSTON
Jack Flanagan of Mystery Jets fame celebrates the release of his debut solo album, ‘Jack Rides The Sky’ with an intimate in-store set at Banquet Records in Kingston. So get a ticket quick for a magic early evening set.
For more information, visit banquetrecords.com
TIM VINE – TOUR PREVIEW / JUNE 14 + 28 / THE FIGHTING COCKS, KINGTON + THE BARN THEATRE, WEST MOLESEY
The titillating talents of Tim Vine come to the fore this June as he previews material for his latest tour at both the Fighting Cocks in Kingston and The Barn Theatre in West Molesey (not on the same night silly). It might be funny. It might not. But It probably will be. So catch Tim trying out his latest one-liners before deciding which jokes to cut and which to keep for the tour.
For more information, visit outsidetheboxcomedy.co.uk
COOKING OVER FIRE / JUNE 15 + 16 / THE SALT BOX, PRIORY FARM ESTATE, REDHILL
Are energy prices getting you down? Why not try a spot of wild cooking and sign up for this cooking over fire course hosted by The Salt Box? Head over to their corner of Priory Farm Estate near Redhill and learn how to build the perfect fire, forage wild ingredients and discover which foodstuffs make the best dishes. Reconnect with ancient techniques whilst listening to the crackle and pop of the fire. Perfect.
For more information, visit wearethesaltbox.co.uk
GUILDFORD SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PRESENT: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM / JUNE 16 – JULY 2 / RACKS CLOSE, GUILDFORD
The first of Guildford Shakespeare Company’s open-air performances this summer is Shakespeare’s raucous comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Join mischievous fairies in the enchanting oasis of Guildford’s Racks Close and get set to make summer magic.
For more information, visit guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk
MEMORY CINEMA: SOME LIKE IT HOT / JUNE 16 / BELLERBY STUDIO, G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Zowee! Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon catch a cinematic classic at G Live this month for this Memory Cinema event. Packed with gangsters, big bands, and shady shenanigans aplenty, witness a true gem from Hollywood’s golden era.
For more information, visit glive.co.uk
GIN COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS WITH SILENT POOL / JUNE 16 / COPPA AT THE GEORGIAN, HASLEMERE
Join Gin specialists Silent Pool Distillers for a cocktail masterclass this June. Head on over to Haslemere’s Coppa at The Georgian and spend the evening in erudite company as you learn how to make some truly tasty cocktails to sip on this summer. Places are limited, so book your space today.
For more information, visit coppaclub.co.uk
SURREY 5 PEAKS HIKEATHON / JUNE 18 / SHERE VILLAGE HALL
Love hiking? Local charity the Surrey Care Trust is celebrating the 40th anniversary with its annual hike this June. Take in the stunning Surrey Hills and sign up for this 5 Peak Hikeathon this month as you choose from a circular route of 26 miles or a lesser, more linear route of 13 miles that will replicate the very first hikeathon that took place some 20 years ago. Raise money while wandering through some of the most beautiful spots the county offers.
For more information, visit surreycaretrust.co.uk
THE PIRATE, THE PRINCESS AND THE PLATYPUS / JUNE 18 – AUGUST 20 / POLKA THEATRE, WIMBLEDON
Once upon a time, a pirate wanted to be a princess, a princess who wanted to be a pirate, and a platypus who was happy being exactly themselves! If your mini me’s have never been to the theatre, then why not take a trip to Wimbledon’s Polka Theatre this month and experience the magic of stage, lights and enchanting action. So this summer, join in with the action as The Pirate, The Princess, and The Platypus go on an adventure of self-discovery.
For more information, visit polkatheatre.com
THE ENCHANTED CINEMA / JUNE 18 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
Get set for an immersive, participatory cinematic experience this month at Farnham Maltings. An excellent outing for a creative family, you, the audience, help musicians create live FX for award-winning international animation. Sounds cool, huh? Open to all ages, create a cacophony of sounds to mimic gnashing teeth, swirling oceans, swaying forests and more.
For more information, visit farnhammaltings.com
BROOKLANDS FESTIVAL OF MOTORSPORT / JUNE 18 – 19 / BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, WEYBRIDGE
Experience a two-day extravaganza at Brooklands Museum with the highly anticipated return of the Festival of Motorsport. Featuring three Double Twelve events, competition events, Test Hill ascents, food, music and fun for the whole family, mark the date in your diary and get ready to feel the need for speed – vintage style.
For more information, visit brooklandsmuseum.com
THE ENCHANTED CINEMA: THE RED TURTLE / JUNE 18 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
Keen to find something a bit different to do this month? The Cabinet of Cinema brings their unique participatory live cinema event to Farnham Maltings. Watch Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Red Turtle’ with live music and participate by helping create the sound of an island forest, scuttling beach creatures and seabirds in a workshop inspired by the film.
For more information, visit farnhammaltings.com
AN EVENING WITH BRIAN BLESSED / JUNE 18 / ESHER THEATRE
A living legend, and star of the stage and screen, join actor and personality Mr Brian Blessed as he comes to Esher Theatre for an evening of revealing all. Through a career laden with variety, from Flash Gordon and Z Cars to Blackadder and Unbeatable Banzuke, listen to Brian talk about his life from acting to adventuring. Never one to shy away from the odd bit of blue language, this show may not be suitable for those of a nervous disposition.
For more information, visit eshertheatre.co.uk
ENGLAND VS BARBARIANS / JUNE 19 / TWICKENHAM STADIUM
Celebrate rugby this month and catch this showcase event at Twickenham Stadium as England take on the mighty Barbarians. With the England squad making final preparations for their summer tour, watch this clash of titans as the Barbarians bring some of the most well-known names in world rugby for a match to remember.
For more information, visit twickenhamstadium.com
ANTIQUES HOME & INTERIORS MARKET / JUNE 19 / SANDOWN PARK RACECOURSE, ESHER
This Sunday morning, head along to Sandown Park Racecourse as this popular antiques and interiors market returns. Whether you’re seeking that perfect chair for the corner of your room or an essential sideboard to store all your bits and bobs, browse and buy from some of the best antique hunters in the South East.
For more information, visit thejockeyclub.co.uk
ZERO WASTE SHOPPING / SOLAR SISTERS, GUILDFORD
Have you tried zero waste shopping yet? Free yourself from plastic and packaging and get your fill of nuts, seeds, oats, pasta, snacks, dried fruits, pulses and grains, and items for your pantry and home. Simply choose your items, fill your reusable containers and pay. Simple. As well as refill shopping, visitors can while away an afternoon in their cafe while browsing their excellent roster of events that take place weekly. From candlelit yoga to vegan potluck dinners, make Solar Sisters part of your sustainable family.
For more information, zerowastesurrey.com