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Six things to do… for grown-ups

Richard Herring – Camberley Theatre – Wed 12 Apr

Richard Herring picks his favourite routines from his 12 one-man shows and crams them into 90 minutes for your delectation. From his deconstruction of the genealogy of Christ to him proving that racists are less racist than liberals, via some of the best knob jokes in the business. This is a great introduction to this influential cult comedian, and a welcome greatest hits for long term fans. Tickets are £16.

Camberley Theatre, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3SY. Tel: 01276 707600.


Denbies Chocolate Fair – Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking – Sun 9 Apr

Chocolate lovers behold, I have the perfect day out just for you. And the best thing? It’s at Denbies Wine Estate, so a good English Chardonnay isn’t far away either. In fact there will be workshops throughout the day, pairing wine and chocolates. Heaven.  There will be a host of chocolate-related stalls, selling and showcasing handmade chocolates, truffles, fudge, marshmallow and more. It’s hosted by Discover Cacao. Entry is free, and the chocolate fair runs from 10am-4pm.

Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA. Tel: 01306 876616.


Oxted Chocolate Fair – Oxted Community Hall – Sat 8 Apr

One chocolate fair in Surrey is never enough. And happily, there’s also a chocolate fair in Oxted this weekend – and it’s on a different day, so there’s no reason you can’t go to both.  This is the fourth year the event has been held in Oxted, bringing an extensive selection of bean-to-bar, luxury, handmade and exclusive chocolate creations to this event. Entry is free and doors are open from 10am to 4pm for six hours of samples and buyer selection of chocolate products, while discovering the stories behind the chocolatiers, and the passion that drives them to perfection.

Oxted Community Hall, 53 Church Lane, Oxted RH8 9NB.


Danny Link, ‘We Find A Way’: Exhibition – Rose Theatre, Kingston – Fri 7 Apr to Thur 1 June

There’s more to the Rose Theatre than theatre, so it’s worth making time to take in the exhibitions that are also held here. Opening on Friday is an exhibition by photographer Danny Link. Danny’s fascination with the human condition, has drawn him to his creative style of urban street and sport photography. His images often tell a story by combining light, dark and composition that capture a certain moment or emotion.  His unique style and creative talent is starting to build a reputation in the world of photography.  This is the first public sale of his work.

Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL. Tel: 020 8174 0090.


NT Live: Twelfth Night – various cinemas – Thur 6 Apr


In an extra layer on Shakespere’s bittersweet gender-bending comedy, Tamsin Greig plays a female Malvolio in this National Theatre production, being beamed live to cinemas on 6 April. Muddy Surrey has already seen the live version: check out our review here. But here’s a rundown of the story… Viola is shipwrecked and her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she takes a new post disguised as a boy. Meanwhile the households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion and even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolio (or, in this case, Malvolia) is swept up in the madness. A tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love ensues. Numerous Surrey cinemas are screening this, put your postcode in a search box on the website to find your nearest.


VantagePoint Wine Festival – Farnham Maltings – Fri 7 Apr

The VantagePoint Wine Festival will showcase over 100 international wines including champagne, premium and local wines together with wine experts and producers. There is also a charity blind wine tasting, music, entertainment and more. Entry is £10 if booked in advance, tokens also available at a reduced price when booked together. You must be 18 or over, so this is definitely for the grown ups!

Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, GU9 7QR. Tel: 01252 745444.

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