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FRI 9 - SUN 11 FEB

Marcel Ronay’s Art: Tranquillity and Stability after two World Wars
■ The Lightbox, Woking ■ until Sun 11 Mar

Marcel Ronay, Chiswick Urban Scene, © The Marcel Ronay Estate

Marcel Ronay was born 1910 in Budapest to a Jewish Romanian father and Catholic mother. His personal and artistic journey saw him emigrate through Hungary, Germany and Austria (during WW1) before finally settling in England in 1936 where his family set up residence. This exhibition will showcase works created in England in the 1940s and the 1950s. Marcel Ronay’s pastoral and bucolic images reflect his personal contentment in England, after meeting his wife and having a family. Visitors will be inspired by his colourful seascapes, riverscapes, urban scenes and forest landscapes displayed.



Exhibition: Out of the Dolls House – 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage and Fashion
■ Farnham Maltings ■ Tue 6 Feb – Sat 2 Jun

From corsets to bra-burning, fashion has been closely linked to women’s equality for well over 100 years. Discover- at the Farnham Museum- how fashions have changed during the last 100 years, as the role of women in society has been radically altered since first getting the vote in February 1918. Open every day from 10:00 – 17:00. Entry free.


The Jungle Book
■ Richmond Theatre ■ Wed 7-Sat 10 Feb

A new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic, The Jungle Book to comes to Richmond Theatre telling the tale of Mowgli the man cub who battles for survival in this heart-warming coming-of-age story about a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his animal friends, including Bagheera the panther, Balloo the bear and Kaa the python, Mowgli outwits the cruel and powerful tiger, Shere Khan, and learns the law of the jungle. Suitable for ages 6+. Tickets £16.90-£31.90.


Imagine Children’s Festival
■ Southbank Centre, London ■ Weds 7 Feb – Sun 18 Feb

12 days of jam-packed half-term fun in this brilliant annual festival by kids for kids. Aimed at 0-12 year olds, there’s a mind-boggling array of activities and events, including a whole clutch of free possibilities in The Clore Ballroom, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, dance-theatre Tidy Up, Fun DMC, Bedtime stories, plus debut authors comedian Harry Hill and Radio One’s Greg James.



Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
■ Rose Theatre, Kingston ■ Fri 9 Feb- Sat 17 Feb

In a twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation by David Edgar of the classic gothic thriller stars Phil Daniels as both Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In a secret experiment, the upright and respectable Dr Henry Jekyll splits his personality into two, releasing the fiendish and murderous Edward Hyde. As Hyde brings about mayhem, terror and death in foggy London, can Jekyll find a way to suppress his monstrous alter-ego, before it takes him over for good? Tickets: £15- £30. Tickets for under 26’: £8.


Meet the Vineyard Manager – Pruning Demonstration and wine tasting
■ Albury Organic vineyard ■ Sat 10 Feb

Join Italian vineyard manager Alex for a pruning demonstration on the Albury Organic vineyard overlooking the beautiful Surrey hills. Have a go at pruning some vines yourself and take a bit of Albury vineyard home with you in the form of cuttings. You will also have the chance to taste their award winning sparkling wines. Tickets: £25.


Mud & Machines
■ RHS Wisley, Woking ■ Sat 10 Feb – Sun 18 Feb

It’s time to get down and dirty, take off your muddy stilettos and put on your sensible wellies! Over the half term, Wisley Gardens are giving your little ones lots of opportunities throughout the week to get their hands dirty. From a great British mud pie off, to mud arts and crafts and making a seed bomb. There will be storytelling for tales of magical mud and mysterious rocks and a photo opportunity with a high visibility jacket and safety hat with some giant machinery.


Half Term at Hampton Court
■ Hampton Court ■ Sat 10 Feb-Sun 18 Feb

Recruitment call: young lords and ladies required to join the court of King Henry VIII’s children. Do you have what it takes to join Prince Edward and Lady Elizabeth? During half term, the palace will travel back in time to 1547, where King Henry V111’s reign is about to come to an end and the palace will once again be a place of fun and romance for his young family. Activities will include: meeting members of the court as they wait for news and share their own ideas of what happens ‘After Henry.’ There will also be a demonstration of the courtly art of dance and the opportunity to try out Tudor music, song and courtly skills.


Orchid Festival
■Kew Gardens, Richmond ■ 10 Feb – 11 March

Things are going totally tropical this month at London’s gorgeous Kew Gardens. Their annual orchid festival takes in Insta-friendly displays of the vibrant Thai blooms, Thai street food and musical performances, workshops on how to grow these notoriously tricky flowers and Thai afternoon tea at The Botanical restaurant. King prawn, lemongrass and coriander tartlet followed by Thai sticky coconut cream rice with mango salsa? Yes please.

Compiled by Alice Ridsdale

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