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Things to do: This week

Mon 29 May - Sun 4 June

Art & Sculpture in the Vineyard
■ High Clandon Estate Vineyard,  ■ Sun 28 May – Mon 5 June

Art and wine – what a great combination.  If you love both, you won’t want to miss the Art & Sculpture in the Vineyard, at High Clandon Estate Vineyard. And it’s for a good cause too. There will be more than 100 works of art on show in the spectacular gardens and Glass Barn at the vineyard. The event supports Cherry Trees charity in East Clandon which provides respite care for children with learning and physical disabilities), and also marks the launch of High Clandon’s first ever Rosé Cuvée. It is every day from 11am-4pm. The owners, Bruce and Sibylla Tindale, ask for a small donation of £5 per adult to go to Cherry Trees. A percentage of each sale of art and wine will also be donated to Cherry Trees. highclandon.co.uk

Jane Eyre
New Victoria Theatre, Woking Mon 29 May – Sat 3 Jun

Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is brought to the stage in a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic, and it’s coming to Woking. It’s going to be a corker. The touring production was given five stars by The Observer. If you miss it at Woking, it comes to Richmond Theatre from Mon 12 to Sat 17 June. atgtickets.com

Russell Brand: Re:Birth
■ Richmond Theatre ■ Tues 30 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 taht hell-raiser and dad Russell Brand will be addressing in his latest show. atgtickets.com

Danny Link exhibition: We Find A Way
■ Rose Theatre, Kingston ■ until 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. rosetheatrekingston.org

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
■ Rose Theatre, Kingston  ■ Wed 31 May – Sun 4 June

This timeless classic makes it way off the page and onto the stage featuring a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets. The book, written by author / illustrator Eric Carle, was first published in 1969, and the stage version has been created by Jonathan Rockefeller. The show is recommended for kids age 2 and up. rosetheatrekingston.org

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. newashgate.org.uk

George Egg: Anarchist Cook
■ Farnham Maltings ■ Thurs 1 June

Sell-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and Brighton Fringe 2014 & 2015, stand-up comedian George prepares a three-course meal using the equipment hotels unwittingly provide – iron, kettle, trouser press, etc. And if you want to, you can taste the meal at the end. farnhammaltings.com

Emma Stevens
■ The Boileroom, Guildford  ■ Thurs 1 June

By her own admission, “what you see is what you get” with talented British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and down-to-earth surfer chick Emma Stevens. Emma’s sound is a fusion of catchy pop melodies and folk instrumentation with country elements. theboileroom.net

Out Of This World
■ G Live, Guildford ■ Fri 2 June

This is action packed theatre from writer and director Mark Murphy. Set within a world of projected film and animation, it combines Murphy’s signature mix of aerial choreography, original text and special effects in a show that is both intense psychological thriller and heart-rending medical drama. It’s the story of a woman’s woozy descent into the depths of a medically induced coma where her imagination takes over the show. glive.co.uk

 

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