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FRI 1 - SUN 3 JUNE

Art in the Vineyard
■ High Clandon Estate Vineyard ■ Sun 27 May – 10 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 150 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 release of High Clandon’s 2013 vintage Elysium 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. Ten per cent of each sale of art and wine will also be donated to Cherry Trees. highclandon.co.uk

Spring spectacular half term at Bocketts Farm
■ Bockets farm, Leatherhead ■ Sat 26 May – Sun 3 June

There’s a schedule full of fun at Bockets Farms Spring Spectacular, including: animal handling, goat milking, tractor rides, pony rides and pig races. Circus shows will be put on throughout the day plus a circus skills workshop for the kids to have a go. With birds of prey flying demonstrations, a craft corner and a pan for gold, there won’t be any complaining of being bored this half term. bockettsfarm.co.uk

Shrek The Musical
■ New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Wed 30 May – Sun 10 Jun 

After the success of Shrek on screen I can only imagine what Shrek must be like in real life… Pretty big and green I suspect. Join Shrek and Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona. Based on the story and characters from the DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production intertwines magical fairy-tale and irresistible adventure for endless romance and laughs. Tickets: £17.50 – £58.00. atgtickets.com

 

Beatriz Milhazes
■ White Cube, Bermondsey, SE1 ■ ends 1 July

Ooo! Abstract colour and exuberant design. Just what we need. Beatriz Milhazes is a Brazilian painter who is full of energy and her work echoes European 20th-century modernists such as Kandinsky and Matisse. whitecube.com


Mary Watts: Pioneering Suffragist
■ Watts Gallery, Guildford ■ until Sun 2 Dec

Mary Watts by Frederic Hollyer

To coincide with the anniversaries of enabling women’s right to vote, Watts gallery will be Drawing on new research undertaken by Dr Lucy Ella Rose, exploring Mary Watts as a figurehead of non- militant feminism in her community. It also features strong female figures and symbols of freedom, that appear in Mary Watts’s work. Free with admission. wattsgallery.org.uk

Ramster Gardens season open
■ Ramster Garden, Chiddingfold ■ until Sun 10 June

If you’re ready to schuck off the winter and get a good dose of spring, Ramster Gardens is the perfect spot. With more than 25 acres of gardens that includes woodlands, lakes and more formal gardens, the display is stunning at this time of year. The daffys are out, and the magnolia, camellia and rhododendron displays are wonderful. And on Sunday 18 March there’s a special 2 for 1 entry for adults. ramsterevents.com

FURTHER AFIELD

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style
■ V&A, London ■ until 17 Jun

v and a museum ocean liners exhibit empress of Britain poster white ship

These days the nearest I get to ocean-faring is a packed P&O ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg but in the early 20th century travelling by sea was fabulously glamorous and romantic. The V&A’s major Spring exhibition, Ocean Liners: Speed and Style celebrates the golden age of the big boats, looking at their design and cultural impact. Exhibits include Goyard luggage once owned by the Duke of Windsor, 1920s bathing suits and a door panel from the first class lounge of the Titanic. vam.ac.uk

Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography
■ 
National Portrait Gallery, London ■  until 20 May

A major new exhibition brings together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography, Lewis Carroll (1832–98), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Oscar Rejlander (1813–75) and Clementina Hawarden (1822-65). These four artists would come to embody the very best in photography of the Victorian era and have influenced photographers ever since. Featuring striking portraits of sitters such as Charles Darwin, Alice Liddell, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Thomas Carlyle, George Frederick Watts, Ellen Terry and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.  npg.org.uk

Compiled by Alice Ridsdale

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