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Things to do: This Weekend

Fri 16 - Sun 18 June

Jane Eyre
■ Richmond Theatre Mon 12 – Sat 17 Jun

Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is brought to the stage in a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic, and the tour continues to Richmond. It’s going to be a corker. The touring production was given five stars by The


Rooftop Film Festival
■ Main Square multistorey car park, Camberley ■ Wed 14 – Fri 16 June

Three films will be shown over three nights: Pretty Woman on Wednesday; Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on Thursday and Hot Fuzz on Friday. The films will screen from 9.15pm, entry is from 8.45. Deckchairs are provided. This is part of the Camberley International Festival.


Deep Blue Sea
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre ■ Thurs 15 – Sat 17 June

Set in the immediate post war years, The Deep Blue Sea is a place where hope and optimism fight for air. Can a crisis be avoided? Terence Rattigan’s play stands out as one of the finest naturalistic plays of its generation. It’s bought to Yvonne Arnaud by TTA, a production company with a passion for bringing modern plays to a local audience.


Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
■ Hampton Court Palace Festival ■ Fri 16 June

The king of boogie woogie will perform an energy-fuelled show with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, raising the roof of the magnificent Palace once again. He will also be joined by the amazing Gilson Lavis on drums with special guest Chris Difford and guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Beth Rowley and Louise Marshall.


Ayesha Hazarika
■ Farnham Maltings ■ Fri 16 June

Ayesha Hazarika, MBE, started her career as a stand-up comedian playing clubs across the country. She then took what she thought was a natural diversion into the Labour Party as a Special Adviser working for Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband. Since leaving front-line politics she’s become a commentator writing for the FT, Guardian, Evening Standard, New Statesman and Grazia. Ayesha has also returned to her stand-up roots. And this show lifts the lid on what life’s really like behind the scenes at Westminster with brutal honesty and humour.


Africa Entsha
■  Cranleigh Arts Centre ■ Fri 16 June

Africa Entsha performances are from the South African oral tradition, sung accapella in gospel style. At the very heart of their shows are zulu songs, full of rhythm, style and spirit from the very moment of their unique all singing, all dancing performances. Africa Entsha are completely captivating, by the end of the show, the audiences are left breathless, and often deeply moved.


Ignition Dance Festival
■ Rose Theatre, Kingston ■ Fri 16 – Sat 17 June

Now in its fourth year, Ignition demonstrates the extraordinary breadth, depth and diversity of choreographers working in the UK today. The line up for the Choreographers’ Platform on Friday includes Kathak, Contemporary, Neo-classical and Dance-Theatre. On Saturday, it’s the turn of the community to celebrate dance at Ignition’s Community Showcase. This year, the festival has commissioned new work to open and close the Community Showcase which will feature an array of local dance companies of all ages, together with young, emerging talent.


Olive Edis: War Photographer
■ Farnham Maltings ■ Tues 6 June – 26 Aug

Image © Imperial War Museums

Olive Edis was one of the most important photographers of the early 20th century, and Britain’s first female war photographer. The Road to Ypres explores the unique collection of photographs taken by Edis during her month-long tour of war-torn Europe in March 1919.


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.





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