WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK IN SURREY
Is it starting too feel a bit like Christmas? Twinkle your way through the week with our latest guide to what’s good in your neighbourhood. Fear not – we’re not going all put Christmas – it’s just a sprinkle. Find plenty more fun and games that have nothing to do with the festive season with our guide to what’s on this week.
KEVIN BLOODY WILSON’S NATIONAL DILLIGAD DAY / NOVEMBER 13 / DORKING HALLS
There are few international comedians today who shoot down political correctness with such comedic pin point accuracy as Australia’s Kevin Bloody Wilson. Social Justice Warriors, Snowflakes and PC Advocates are invited to stay home… The rest of us are gonna have a ball! IT’S NATIONAL DILLIGAF DAY! Lol.
For more information, visit dorkinghalls.co.uk
I, DANIEL BLAKE / NOVEMBER 14 – 18 / YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE, GUILDFORD
I, Daniel Blake is one of the most important stories of a generation. A glimpse behind the headlines and the stark reality of what happens when the political system is stacked against you. With 14.5 million* people living in poverty in the UK, this is not fiction. It is reality.
For more information, visit yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
CHRISTMAS AT KEW / NOVEMBER 15 – JANUARY 7 / ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS, KEW
As one of the highlights of the UK’s festive calendar, Christmas at Kew is an unmissable opportunity to herald the start of Christmas or welcome in the New Year. It’s a botanical world brimming with seasonal cheer as twinkling lights and seasonal sounds fill the air. Discover glittering tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. There’s limited capacity with timed entry, so book your tickets quickly for a sensational seasonal spectacle.
For more information, visit kew.org
LOSELEY HOUSE CHRISTMAS FAIR / NOVEMBER 16 – 19 / LOSELEY HOUSE, GUILDFORD
A creative Christmas awaits at the Rural Craft Association’s annual Crafts for Christmas event held in the grounds of beautiful Loseley Park. Makers from all over the county will be present to exhibit their wonderful talents. Pick up something special, something unique, for the loved ones in your life.
For more information, visit ruralcraftassociation.co.uk
MAKE HERBAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS / NOVEMBER 16 / WEST HORSLEY PLACE
Join medical Herbalist Janine Gerhardt for a Christmas extravaganza. Take the stress out of Christmas preparations and create your own unique array of Natural, herbal & seasonal Christmas presents. From delicately scented Bath salts to self-made lip balm, fermented cranberry Christmas sauce and, of course, the traditional sloe gin – immerse yourself in the endless possibilities of discovering your creative side. Ecologically sound, easily replicated with recipes provided.
For more information, visit westhorsleyplace.org
WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? / NOVEMBER 16 / ROSE THEATRE, KINGSTON
The exciting live show celebrating the music of Tina Turner is getting back on the road with a huge tour across the UK. In a breath-taking career spanning more than 50 years, audiences can look forward to hearing stunning musical arrangements of Tina’s most-loved classic hits including Private Dancer, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Proud Mary, River Deep, Nutbush City Limits, Simply The Best and many more. This not-to-be missed musical experience is a stunning celebration of one of the greatest female singers of our time.
For more information, visit rosetheatre.org
RUBY WAX: I’M NOT AS WELL AS I THOUGHT I WAS / NOVEMBER 16 / G LIVE, GUILDFORD
“The original idea behind this show was based on the extreme journeys that I wanted to take in order to find an antidote to living a frazzled life. Along the way I wanted to find meaning, peace, happiness – the stuff we’re all chasing. However, after some transcendent experiences, I ended up in a mental institution. Obviously, I didn’t find what I was looking for.” After four years, Ruby returns to the stage following her critically acclaimed, sell out tour, How To Be Human. See her in the rawest, darkest and funniest stage show yet.
For more information, visit glive.co.uk
MINI PAINTERS (UNDER 5s) / NOVEMBER 17 / THE LIGHTBOX, WOKING
Designed for little ones under 5, wander over to The Lightbox in Woking and join in with this messy painting session. Get creative and help improve sensory development and fine motor skills. All materials are provided, and advance booking is required.
For more information, visit thelightbox.org.uk
THE PERFECT ROAST / NOVEMBER 17 / ABINGER COOKERY SCHOOL, ABINGER HAMMER
Learn how to make the most delicious roast dinner from those in the know at this one-day cookery course in Abinger. Get a step-by-step guide to cooking all those tasty trimmings and wow your friends and family with your newfound skills on a chilly weekend this November.
For more information, visit abingercookeryschool.com
GUILDFORD CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS FAIR / NOVEMBER 17 – 18 / GUILDFORD CATHEDRAL
Guildford Cathedral hosts its annual winter market and fair, and this year, you lucky folk get to experience the event for not one day but two days of festive fun and shopping. Find bespoke one-off gifts and unique decorations from over 50 stallholders.
For more information, visit guildford-cathedral.org
HAMPTON COURT PALACE ICE RINK / NOVEMBER 17 – JANUARY 7 (EXCLUDING CHRISTMAS DAY) / HAMPTON COURT PALACE
Get set to skate at Hampton Court Palace this month as their ice rink returns for the festive season. First, enjoy spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace in what is undoubtedly one of the most scenic outdoor rinks in the country. Then, take part in either daytime or evening skating sessions and relax with a mug of something hot in the Café Bar.
For more information, visit hamptoncourtpalaceicerink.co.uk
80s LIVE / NOVEMBER 17 / CAMBERLEY THEATRE
You’ve made it through the wilderness, somehow, you’ve made it through and now we’re never gonna give you up! Get ready as we bring you the biggest 80s party show to tour the UK! 80s Live! Crimp your hair, dance like you don’t care, and head for Camberley Theatre.
For more information, visit camberleytheatre.co.uk
ALICE IN WONDERLAND TRAIL / NOVEMBER 18 – JANUARY 7 / PAINSHILL, COBHAM
Help the white rabbit find Alice at Painshill’s Alice in Wonderland Trail this winter. Follow the trail around the landscape and meet some familiar characters along the way.
For more information, visit painshill.co.uk
COLLECTIVELY CAMBERLEY CHRISTMAS CRACKER / NOVEMBER 18 / CAMBERLEY TOWN CENTRE
The Collectively Camberley Christmas Cracker is back for a fun family day full of the expected festivities. Meet real reindeer, check out the Christmas lights, listen to Christmas songs, munch on many treats and sup on many a mulled drink, and shop till you drop in the Christmas market. Here comes the fun.
For more information, visit collectivelycamberley.co.uk
FARNHAM CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON / NOVEMBER 18 / FARNHAM TOWN CENTRE
Head to Farnham on Saturday, November 18, for the Christmas lights switch-on. Throughout the afternoon, there will be free live entertainment from schools, theatre groups, dance companies and local bands. You can expect to hear traditional carols see dancing and Christmas performances.
For more information, visit farnham.gov.uk
MINDFEST / NOVEMBER 18 / DORKING HALLS
Mindfest 2023 is back at Dorking Halls this month. Helping empower people and provide information to understand better how to prevent and address poor mental health and look after our well-being. Topics covered include Neurodiversity, gender, sexuality, menopause, men’s mental health, trauma, and more. Join in with panel discussions, conversations, talks, workshops, short films, activities, and information on support available. Event highlights include an intro to breath work session, sound bath session, live performances, silent disco and much more.
For more information, visit dorkinghalls.co.uk
WOKING VS OLDHAM ATHLETIC / NOVEMBER 18 / THE LAITHWAITE COMMUNITY STADIUM, WOKING
Woking welcome Oldham Athletic to The Laithwaite Community Stadium this month. With the Cards hoping to maintain their play-off hopeful performances of late, get a ticket quick and cheer on your local football team to victory.
For more information, visit wokingfc.co.uk
LEARN TO SKI / NOVEMBER 19 / SANDOWN SPORTS, ESHER
Booked your first skiing holiday and haven’t got a scooby-doo what to do once you get there? Take part in these popular adult skiing classes for beginners, held at Sandown Sports in Esher, and get prepared for a week or two on the piste safe in the knowledge that you’ll at least know how to stop without becoming a snowball on the side of a mountain.
For more information, visit sandownsports.co.uk
MAGNIFIQUE FONDUE / NOVEMBER 19 / CELLAR MAGNIFIQUE, WOKING
Head for the continentally inspired Cellar Magifique this month and enjoy a night of Magnifique Fondue. That’s right, bread, cheese, wine, and all in this Woking-based bar’s cosy and intimate environs.
For more information, visit cellarmagnifique.com