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Mon 1 - Sun 7 May

Spring Craft and Design Fair
■ RHS Garden Wisley, Woking ■ Thur 27 April to Mon 1 May

The finest craftspeople in the UK gather for this fair according to the promo material. And with more than 170 stalls of contemporary and traditional crafts throughout the garden, you’ll find a wide variety of crafts including jewellery, wood craft, glass, pottery and ceramics, clothes and art. In the Glasshouse is the Festival of Silver, a collection of some of the finest contemporary British silversmithing created by established and up-and-coming UK silversmiths.

City Life Exhibition
■ New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham ■ until 17 June

Reykjavik Iceland, Clare Caulfield

City living can be an eye-opening experience: expensive and noisy with busy streets and overcrowded Tube rides, and yet it’s also vibrant, surprising and energetic. This exhibition explores those themes and others. Work is by Mychael Barratt, Clare Caulfield, Helen Chatterton, Janet Curley Cannon, John Duffin, Raewyn Harrison, Colin Moore, Nick Tankard, Chris Wood, and more.

Sean Lock: Keep It Light
■ New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Tues 2 May

Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show, and, well, here it is! The stalwart of Have I Got News For You and all those comedy TV shows is one of my preferred comics, so if you like him too, head to Woking for some Tuesday night fun and make out it’s still the long weekend.

Waiting For God
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Tues 2 – Sat 6 May

Thrills and spills at Bayview Retirement Home. Nichola McAuliffe and Jeffrey Holland star in this new stage production of the classic BBC comedy series Waiting For God. Nominated for a Bafta, Waiting For God was a TV hit in the 90s, and this all-new script is penned by the sitcom’s creator.

Russell Brand: Re:Birth
■ New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Wed 3 May

“What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What if she grows up to be like me or, worse, date someone like me?” These are the questions htat hell-raiser and new dad Russell Brand will be addressing in his latest show.

You Must Be Stoking
■ The Stoke Pub, Guildford ■ Wed 3 May

Banish those midweek blues with a night of laughter. This month the line up includes rising star Chris Betts (above) whose show seesaws between incisive social satire and complete silliness. George Rigden brings his dark musical comedy, and they’re joined bystand up Tom Mayhew, and Irish funny man Jarlath Regan.

Tenors Unlimited
■ Epsom Playhouse ■ Thurs 4 May

The Tenors Unlimited are bringing their bad-boy opera to Epsom as part of a nationwide tour ‘From Venice to Vegas’. The Rat Pack of Opera – Paul Martin, Jem Sharples, Scott Ciscon –  have performed alongside such notables as Sting, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Hayley Westenra, Simply Red and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few. Should be a good night if you like opera.

Sunset Cinema: Guildford
■  Guildford Cathedral ■ Fri 5 (Mamma Mia) & Sat 6 May (Pretty Woman)

Nothing screams out that summer is coming quite like a spot of culture under the stars. And Sunset Cinema is kicking things off with Mamma Mia on Fri 5 and Pretty Woman on Sat 6 May. Gates open at 6.30pm, films start at 8.30pm. You pack a picnic, I’ll bring the Pimms! Or you can skip the soggy sarnies and buy something there from caterers Tinderbox or Mexicali, or the Caper and Berry bar. There will be giant games and photo booths to add to the fun. Tickets are £13.50.

The Robert Cray Band
■ G Live, Guildford ■ Fri 5 May

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray returns to the Guildford in support of a new album, following No 1 blues chart topping 2014 release In My Soul. Considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, Cray’s soulful and creative guitar work has been a dominant force in blues for over 40 years. Tickets £33.50-£43.50.

Surrey Art Fair
■ The Banstead Institute, High Street, Banstead ■ Sat 6 May

Surrey Art Fairs is hosting another affordable art fair, this one in Banstead, featuring the work of 15 local artists including Tracey Jane Cooper, Kristin Wood, Avril Jones and Mandy. It’s free admission, and doors are open from 10am til 4pm. Surrey Art Fairs

An Audience With Martin Kemp
■ Camberley Theatre ■ Sat 6 May

Some people get better with age. And I think you’ll agree that can be said of ole blue eyes Kemp. Mmmmmm. But middle-age crushes aside, I’m here to tell you he’s coming to Camberley on Sat 6 May. Expect to hear tales from the new romantic days of Spandau Ballet, about his life as an actor, and director of feature films, his autobiography True, and stuff about his work with charities.

Alice in Wonderland
■ Harlequin Theatre, Redhill ■ Sat 6 May

This production from Ballet UK has been getting high praise from the critics, with the The Independent rating it in top five shows currently touring the UK. It’s based on Lewis Carroll’s much loved classic, directed by Ballet UK’s artistic director Christopher Moore. With its whimsical flights of the imagination, eclectic music and joyful dance, Alice in Wonderland promises to be delightful entertainment for all ages. Tickets are £12.50-£19.50.

Lavender Festival
■ De Vere Wotton House, Dorking ■ Sun 7 May

The 17th century De Vere Wotton House in Dorking is hosting a Lavender Festival to raise money for The Brigitte Trust and to launch the trust’s new lavender pin badge. There will be Morris dancing, maypole dancing, flower arranging, folk music and craft stalls. Soak in the estate’s beautiful gardens you sip on a drink and enjoy cream tea or English BBQ. It’s on from 2-5pm, free entry. De Vere Wotton House

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