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Things to do: This weekend

Fri 11 - Sun 13 Aug

Lazy Jazz Sundays
■ Polesden Lacey, near Dorking  ■ every Sunday

Enjoy a lazy afternoon listening to jazz on the south lawn at Polesden Lacey. It’s free with normal admission every Sunday from 2pm-4pm. Take a picnic or buy one from the Cowshed coffee shop. nationaltrust.org.uk

Wonderland
■ Richmond Theatre  ■ until Sat 12 Aug


Love your musicals? Keen on bunnies? Well, hello Wonderland! Wendi Peters (Cilla in Corrie) is in this UK tour of the multi-Grammy award-winning Wonderland. She plays Queen of Hearts alongside West End and Broadway leading lady Kerry Ellis. Hailed as ‘inspirational’ by the New York Times, the musical is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I saw it when it checked into the New Victoria Theatre in Woking, check out my review hereatgtickets.com

 

Drive in cinema: Romeo + Juliet
■  Apps Court Farm, Walton-on-Thames ■ Fri 11 Aug

Pure Cinema Experience presents the ultimate American cinema dream with this open air drive-in experience. The 1996 version starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Clare Danes as the tragic lovers will screen at dusk. Gates open at 5pm, and there’s also glow-in-the-dark golf, neon table tennis, an LED ball pit, and an LED bar for those not driving. purecinema.net

 

 

Sunset cinema: Mamma Mia
■ Epsom College  ■ Sat 12 Aug

Balmy nights make for a great reason to snuggle up on a picnic blanket with a picnic and a bottle of your fave tipple, and Sunset Cinema presents Mamma Mia at Epsom College. Gates open at 6.30pm, and the film starts around 8.30pm. Go dressed as a character and really make a night of it. thelittleboxoffice.com

 

Jane Wormell: Botanical Landcapes
■ New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham ■ opens Sat 12 Aug – ends 23 Sept

North London artist Jane is driven by her love of plants and the English landscape, and a quiet intensity and northern light infuses her work. She works in oil on linen. newashgate.org.uk

 

Hothouse 2017: Spot The Talent
■ New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham ■ opens Sat 12 Aug – ends 23 Sept

This exhibition celebrates fresh, innovative and bespoke craft and is part of our programme to introduce some of the most exciting new makers to art lovers and collectors.  The makers are selected from the Crafts Council’s prestigious Hothouse 2017 programme that offers a stepping stone for new makers wishing to break into the sector. newashgate.org.uk

 

Face to Face: The Figurative Sculpture of Sean Henry
■ The Lightbox, Woking ■ opens Sat 12 Aug – ends 5 Nov

Seated Figure, 2015, Bronze and oil paint, and Seated Figure, 2015, Bronze and exterior paint © Sean Henry

Internationally recognised sculptor Sean Henry returns to Woking, the place of his birth, with a show of artwork made over the last 15 years which will be exhibited at the gallery and in outdoor locations across the centre of town. Henry’s work is highly realistic and essentially modern in its choice of subject matter, colour and materials. His figures – often anonymous men and women – have an emphatic physicality which allows room for the viewer to draw their own interpretations. thelightbox.org.uk

 

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet
■ Priory Park, Reigate ■ Sun 13 Aug

Blunderbus Theatre brings to life the best-selling children’s book about Biff the dog who instead of chasing sticks takes to practising pirouettes in the park. This feel-good family show features music, songs, hand-crafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog; and is best suited to those with kiddies aged 3 and up. harlequintheatre.co.uk

 

 

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