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Awesome August! 80 things to do this month

From festivals and food to al fresco performances and fabulous family days out, Surrey has got everyone covered this month for a summer of fun. Out. You. Go!

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat comes to Woking from August 2 until 6.

■ Kew Gardens, Richmond (Tulip Tree Avenue) ■  now until 21 August.
Fun, songs and adventure await in this heart-warming story for all of the family. Join Mowgli on her journey through the jungle as she meets the wise Bagheera, the noble Akela and the enthusiastic Baloo. Shows are at 11am and 2pm, and run for 70 minutes, with no interval. The show is on Tues to Sun.

EXHIBITION: Surrey Contemporaries
■ Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking ■ on now until Sun 7 August 
The works of Julie Matthews and 12 other Surrey and Hants artists is be on show at Denbies. Grab your art-critique hat and head on down to view the variety of pieces, moods and mediums. Entrance is free and so is your support – all work is also for sale. 

KIDS CAMP: Wild Summer Camp
■ Painshill, Cobham ■ on now until Thurs 18 August 
Have your kids spend summer outdoors getting mucky and stimulated, with activities like den building, animal tracking and painting with mud along with dozens more things to keep them off the IPad and entertained. Dates vary across the month of August. 

■ Kew Gardens, Richmond (next to the Japanese Pagoda) ■ now until 29 Aug
Brought into a 1930’s setting, Shakespeare’s bittersweet comedyTwelfth Night offers the perfect excuse for a picnic with friends set against Kew’s beautiful background. It’s on Wed to Sun.

EXHIBITION: The Best of Art Vinyl
■ Haslemere Museum, Haslemere ■ Tues 2 – Wed 31 August
This exhibition celebrates the best in contemporary record sleeve design. Each year since 2005, Art Vinyl has compiled a short list of the most creative and well-designed record covers of the year, making an archive of stunning designs from the past 17 years. The top six from each year will be on display.

FESTIVALS: Staycation Live Festival
■ Philips Memorial Park, Godalming
 ■ Fri 5 – Sun 7 Aug
It’s the 10th anniversary of Staycation Live, a festival for the Godalming community. Entry is free – though if you can afford it organisers ask festival goers to donate £10 – and as well as a diverse range of music there’s lots to entertain including a kids’ zone and food.

KIDS OUTDOORS: Young Shots Day
■ Bisley Shooting Ground, near Woking ■ Mon 1 August 
Bisley provides an introduction to the art of clay pigeon shooting in a safe and professionally guided environment, with different equipment on offer, the experience can be tailored to suit ability and confidence. The day will end in a prize giving to reward those with the keenest of eyes. 

THEATRE: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
■ New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Tues 2 – Sat 6 August 
Follow the age-old tale of Joseph and his somewhat tricky adventure to stardom, starring Jac Yarrow and Linzi Hateley, and sing along to the assortment of family theatre classics like ‘any dream will do’ and ‘go, go, go Joseph’. Tickets available from £13

OUTDOORS: Temperate House Yoga
■ Kew Gardens, Richmond ■ Tues 2, Thurs 25 & Tues 30 August
Focus on your own wellbeing this summer in a relaxing and soul-altering Yoga session lead by experts, situated in the Victorian Glass house amongst 10,000 endangered plants, what’s better than yoga in style between friends and like-minded individuals searching for peace from screaming children.  

KIDS WORKSHOP: Creative Characters
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Wed 3 – Fri 5 August 
Collaborate in an enriching activity, bringing book characters to the stage and occupying the kids for a few hours of bliss. Taking inspiration from ‘the Gruffalo’ and ‘Billionaire Boy’, children will participate in games and costuming to turn words into reality. 

Simply Red play Sandown Park Racecourse in Thurs 4 Aug.

MUSIC: Simply Red
■ Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher ■ Thurs 4 August
The after-racing event of the season, with five UK number ones ‘Simply Red’ are sure to get you off your feet and dancing with their hit singles ‘Holding Back the Years’ and ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’. Tickets are selling fast so don’t waste a second!

THEATRE: Billionaire Boy 
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Thurs 4 – Sat 6 Aug

David Walliams’ production of Billionaire Boy makes a return to Guildford. It’s about 12-year-old Joe who is the richest boy in the country and receives £100,000 a week pocket money (don’t go getting any ideas, kids). It’s produced by the same team that created the award-winning West End show Gangsta Granny so should be a goodie and, knowing Walliams, will be packed with humour for adults too.

OUTSIDE: Silent Pool Walk and Tour
■ Silent Pool Distillery, Albury ■ Fri 5 August 
Experience a combination of Gin Tasting Experience and an ethereal summer country walk. The walk lasts around 2 hours and will include details of the historical significance of the land. Top if off with a gin tasting to create the ultimate summer combo, keeping the threat of autumn at bay. 

■ Cranleigh Arts, Cranleigh ■ Fri 5 August 
Risk turning into a green-eyed monster yourself upon missing out on the reproduction of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. Experience the love, lies and homicidal tendencies of the thrilling and heart-breaking piece. Ticket cost is £19.50

COMEDY: Gag House Comedy Club
■ The Fallen Angel, Guilford ■ Sat 6 August 
Fancy a laugh? Head to the Fallen Angel cocktail and cabaret bar in Guilford for a night of laughs courtesy of Gag House Comedy. The line-up is yet to be announced, but expect it to be good.

MUSIC: The Human League 
■ Lingfield Park, Lingfield ■ Sat 6 August 
Headlining Lingfield’s ‘Live After Racing’ spectacular, The Human League, pioneers of the 80s New Wave/ Synth scene perform a jaw dropping set of hits including ‘Mirror Man’ and ‘Human’.      

ACTIVITY: Carve a Green Man Wall Hanging
■ Nower Wood Educational Reserve, Leatherhead ■ Sat 6 – Sun 7 August 
Excel in your carving abilities with the 2-day course, and end with a physical memory of how good or bad you became! The piece is commonplace in many ancient cultures and signifies the relationship between humans and nature, very fitting for the skill you’re attempting to master. 

CHILDREN’S THEATRE: The Queen’s Knickers
■ Harlequin Theatre, Redhill ■ Sun 7 Aug
It’s a busy year for the Queen – she has lots of important events to attend. But disaster has struck the palace as Her Majesty’s knickers have been nicked! This regal children’s musical is full of songs, silliness and a corgi or two!

KIDS THEATRE: Catch That Beast!
■ Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton on Thames ■ Sun 7 August
Join the Royal Society of Beastologists in their quest to track down the mythical beats, especially the Ravenous Beast of Riverhouse, and put a stop to the havoc it’s causing. Suitable for ages 5+

MUSIC: Afternoon Jazz on the Amphitheatre
■ Painshill, Cobham ■ Sundays 7, 14, 21 and 28 August & Mon 29 August 
Relax on the rolling fields with a chilled beverage and listen to the spectacular Sarah Jane Eveleigh Jazz Quartet in the afternoon sun for the ultimate sophisticated summertime experience, with a prosecco van as the cherry on top. Music in included with general admission but booking in advance is recommended. 

MUSIC: A Musical Adventure
■ Albury Vineyard, Albury ■ Sun 7 August 
The family-friendly music trail through the gorgeous vineyards allows visitors to make their way through the path and find hidden musicians who will play a piece for each visitor they get, answering questions about their instrument. Adults are also able to indulge in a complementary glass of wine, which can never be refused…

THEATRE: The Play That Goes Wrong
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Mon 8 – Sat 13 August
The multi award-winning comedy is back and it promises to be as funny as ever as the Cornley Drama Society stage their 1920s murder mystery. But as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does.

OUTDOORS: Walkies at Wisley
■ RHS Garden Wisley, near Woking ■ Mon 8 & Fri 26 August 
The RHS Garden Wisley is set to open from 6pm-8.30pm and invites you and your furry companions to enjoy the manicured gardens to spice up your normal routines. Adult fares come to £7.50 and kids £5, with the dogs getting by free of charge!

THEATRE WORKSHOP: I ❤ Musical Theatre
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Mon 8 – Thurs 11 August 
Children can enjoy musical theatre themed games and activities to spark their passion for singing dancing and all-around melodrama. There is a ‘relaxed workshop’ for children who may benefit from a calmer environment, the cost is £15 per child. 

■ Bagshot Playing Fields, Bagshot ■ Tues 9 Aug
A raucous tale for ages five and up based on the Arthurian legend!
Join the young Gawain as he journeys across ancient Britain, in search of the greatest sword-master of all time, Sir Bredbeddle, The Green Knight.

OUTDOOR THEATRE: The Rascally Diner
■ Windlesham Field of Remembrance ■ Wed 10 Aug
Everybody clap your pans – it’s time for The Rascally Diner which is cooking up a storm in this fun-filled, messy performance about food. It’s ideal for kids aged 5+ and their families.

Dinosaur World Live

KIDS’ THEATRE: Dinosaur World Live 
■ G Live, Guilford ■ Wed 10 – Thurs 11 August
This interactive show is perfect for the dino-loving members of the family, who will be alarmingly thrilled at the sight of a (fake) carnivorous beast! Join the explorer in his quest to discover the pre-historic creatures, and any brave enough can take part in a meet and greet after the show. 

OUTDOOR THEATRE: Catch that Beast
■ Frimley Lodge Park, Frimley ■ Thurs 11 Aug
The Royal Society of Beastologists are a group with one mission: to track down mythical beasts. And they’re coming to Frimley Lodge Park to track down the Beast of Frimley. A great show for anyone aged 5 and above.

OUTDOORS: Monthly Dog Walking 
■ Runnymede and Ankerwycke, near Egham ■ Thurs 11 August 
Walk the 4-legged friend in style through the stunning meadows and forests of Runnymede, perhaps running into some like-minded walkers en-route. Booking is required, with normal admission fees applying. 

OUTDOORS: Simulated Game Day and Lunch
■ Bisley Shooting Ground, near Woking ■ Fri 12 August 
The start of the UK shooting season deserves to be kicked off in style, with an invigorating simulated session on Cottesloe Heath, alongside perhaps an even more invigorating 3 course meal and well-deserved glass of complimentary champagne in the clubhouse. Cost is £180 per person. 

OUTDOORS: Friday History Walk 
■ Claremont Landscape Garden, Esher ■ Fri 12 August
What’s better for the historic soul that guided walk on a mellow summer afternoon? Relax and listen to the history of Claremont throughout the one-hour tour lead by an expert guide. The walks are free, with normal admission being the only charge… another bonus! 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Yoga in the Arboretum
■ Winkworth Arboretum, near Godalming ■ Fridays 12, 19 & 26 August
Held in the historic arboretum, you can make yoga an endeavour in style as well as standard well-being. Lead by Kate Leonard, you can take the much-needed time to relax and unwind, attempting to grasp the tree pose amongst the actual trees. 

ACTIVITY: The Brick People
■ Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking ■ Sun 14 August
Nothing says ‘Family Fun’ more than LEGO, and assuming you don’t tread on any, which is unlikely in this setting, adults will also be charmed by the different builds ranging in size, stature, and activities they come along with.

The boutique festival WeyFest is back!

THEATRE: Footloose
■ New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon ■ Mon 15 to Sat 20 August

Based on the Eighties screen sensation, and sizzling with spirit, fun and musical talent, Footloose is back. Aston Merrygold and Darren Day star.

SUMMER CAMPS: Summer Stage Academy
■ Fairfield Halls, Croydon ■ Mon 15 August
Calling theatre and drama-loving kids alike to learn the basics of performing arts in a supported space lead by experts in the field. The nature of the sessions helps in confidence and creativity along with the expected improvement in jazz-hands. The cost for each child is £150 per week, with late pick up available. 

ACTIVITY: Family Raceday 
■ Lingfield Park Resort, Lingfield ■ Mon 15 August
Bring the kids to the races and allow them to get a feel for the thrill and excitement, and perhaps subsequent disappointment when a loss is made. Children under 17 go free when accompanied by an adult, which is certainly a bonus in my books. Fingers crossed! 

EXHIBITION: Local Artists Fair
■ Cranleigh Arts, Lingfield ■ Tues 16 August – Sat 10 Sept 
Visit the fair of the talented artists local to surrey and support their work by perhaps picking up a few of your favourites. The exhibition runs from 10am to 4pm and booking is not required. 

THEATRE: After the Dance
■ Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon ■ Tues 16 – Sat 20 August 
In the face of impending doom and devastation, the wealthy choose to party their way through (a tempting way to cope), while author David makes desperate but futile attempts to finish his book, until he meets Helen. Said to be ‘funny and tragic in equal measure’, the show promises tears in one way or another so tissues are advised. 

CINEMA: Memory Cinema: Casablanca
■ G Live, Guilford ■ Thurs 18 August 
The iconic romance starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman is set to fill the big screen once again, bringing back old memories and heavy hitting nostalgia. A workshop of sorts will run after the showing for any keen minds who wish to discuss the film. Tickets cost £4. 

■ The Rural Life Museum, Tilford ■ Fri 19 – Sun 21 Aug
WeyFest is back again in 2022, bringing its boutique style festival with more than 30 hours of music, camping, posh loos and plenty to occupy kids and grown ups alike with music, drama and creative arts workshop. Confirmed acts include Billy Ocean and Del Amitri.

OUTDOORS: The Big Farm Sleepover 2022
■ Godstone Farm, Godstone ■ Fri 19-Sun 21 Aug; Tues 23-Thurs 25 Aug; Fri 26-Sun 28 Aug
Embark on a treasure hunt, be part of after-hours animal encounters, get exclusive use of play areas and toast marshmallows on the campfire at this year’s annual sleepover.

FESTIVAL: Wisdom on Wellness
■ Painshill, Cobham ■ Sat 20 & Sun 21 August 
A two-day wellbeing festival to celebrate holistic health and healing in the gorgeous surrounds of Painshill. There will be free wellbeing workshops, live music, talks and a wellness marketplace. The festival is free with general admission to Painhill which costs £10 for adults and £5 for children aged 5-16. Under fives are free.

OUTDOORS: RSPB Summer Bird Walk
■ RHS Gardens Wisley, near Woking ■ Sat 20 August 
Experience a guided bird spotting walk to discover all the different British species that have migrated back for the summer. Waking up early for an exciting activity, in my opinion, takes away almost all the hardship, so pull on your walking boots and grab some binoculars for a (fingers crossed) lucky endeavour. Tea, coffee, and a cooked breakfast will be served after the session.  

WORKSHOP: Painting Woodland Scenes
■ Nower Wood Educational Reserve, Leatherhead ■ Sat 20 August 
Join local artist Christina Rossman in creating your picture-perfect scenes with the idyllic forest to inspire you. Using only 3 colours, Christina will help you in constructing your piece and show you the most effective techniques to showcase the woodland scenes. You are required to bring your own equipment, which is listed on the site. 

EVENT: Summer Celebration
■ Sandown Park, Esher ■ Sat 20 August 
Watch a day of exhilarating edge-of-your-seat inducing races, which is topped off my an after party hosted by Heart FMs very own Toby Anstis. Tickets available from £15.

EVENT: 80’s Revival Race Night 
■ Lingfield Park Resort, Lingfield ■ Sat 20 August 
In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Falkland Islands War, with funds being raised to support families of service men and women, the night’s cause is one to celebrate. After 7 races throughout the day, different performers will be taking part to bring back all of the 80s nostalgia and anthems. 

LIVE CINEMA: Prima Facie 
■ The Harlequin, Redhill ■ Sun 21 August 
Filmed live at the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre, starring Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, ‘Prima Facie’ follows Tessa, a barrister who is forced to reconsider her profession and its industry after an unexpected and harrowing experience. Please check trigger warnings before booking as content is sensitive. 

FESTIVAL: Lingfield Rocks
■ East Bysshe Cross Courtry Course, Newchapel ■ Sun 21 August 
A one-day music festival on the new greenfield site in Newchapel, the main stage features tributes to Oasis, The Stone Roses, Madness, Amy Winehouse and The Smiths. Three other stages keep the tunes coming, with one dedicated to Northern soul, Ska and Indie disco and another to Nineties and Noughties anthems. It’s from 11am-11.30pm.

OUTDOOR THEATRE: Harlequin Outdoors!
■ Castle Grounds, Reigate ■ Tues 23, Thurs 25 & Fri 26 August 
The Harlequin Theatre is putting on several outdoor kid-friendly productions, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Comedy at the Castle and Much Ado About Murder. If you’re little ones struggle with the age-old sitting-still challenge, the outdoor setting should help. An added bonus! Tickets start at £11.

KIDS CAMP: Planet Protector’s Day Camp
■ Windsor Great Park, Windsor ■ Tues 23 & Thurs 25 August 
You can never go wrong with an outdoor pursuit style summer camp, and this one particularly helps kids learn about protecting the wildlife they love, done so through a range of activities and crafts. The day is suited for children between the ages of 8-12 with a ticket cost of £35 for the day.

MUSIC: Summer BBQ and Jazz
■ Guildford Cricket Pavilion, Guildford ■ Wed 24 August 
Music from South Africa and around the globe comes to Guildford with the Philip Clout Quartet this summer. Pianist and composer Philip Clout and rising jazz star Samuel Eagles on sax bring their music, while the Guildford Jazz club will host a BBQ from 6.30pm. Music in the bar, from 8pm.

OUTDOOR THEATRE: The Reluctant Dragon
■ Claremont Gardens, Esher ■ Fri 26 Aug
When a boy finds a dragon up on the Downs he’s not surprised, but this dragon is not like the ones in fairy tales – this one writes poetry and doesn’t like fighting! This delightful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon is a lovely tale of bravery and friendship, produced by Quantum Theatre.

ALFRESCO COMEDY: Comedy at the Castle
■ Castle Grounds, Reigate ■ Thursday 25 August, 7.30pm
Laugh out loud with the return of open air comedy to Reigate. Hosted by Carl Donnelly, and featuring funny people Ahir Shah, Josh Weller, Annie McGrath and Julian Deane.

FESTIVAL: The Legend’s Festival
■ Stoke Park, Guildford ■ Fri 26 – Sat 27 August 
The UK’s biggest tribute act festival rolls into Guildford this month bringing 10 of the world’s biggest pop and rock tribute bands and artists to play on the massive outdoor stage over two days – including tributes to Elvis, Phil Collins, Queen, Pink, Robbie Williams, Kylie and Michael Jackson. It’s super family friendly, if fact you can bring under 15s for just a tenner a day!

ACTIVITY: Brush Party 
■ Cranleigh Arts, Cranleigh ■ Fri 26 August 
Paint and pop a bottle of bubbly to give you some artistic courage for an evening of creative outburst and laughter. Help from a professional is provided and perhaps necessary, alongside all the equipment necessary. Ticket cost is £32 per person. 

■ Hatchlands Park, East Clandon ■ Fri 26 August 
Let down your hair and relax in front of the outdoor stage piece of ‘Rapunzel’ a classic I’m sure I don’t need to outline. Amongst the beautiful backdrop of Hatchlands, there’s no better way to entertain yourself and family than on a blanket watching a woman with decidedly too much hair. Family tickets are available at a discounted rate. 

FESTIVALS: Happy Days 2022
■ Imber Court, Esher ■ Sat 27 – Sun 28 Aug

A boutique festival that aims to take you back in time to celebrate those Happy Days with a line-up of music through the decades. On Saturday is all about the New Wave and Brit Revival with acts including The Human League, Roland Gift of the Fine Young Cannibals and The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, then on Sunday we’re switching gear into soul, disco and dance music – with Arrested Development and Kenny Thomas among others.

KIDS CAMP: Summer Schools 2022
■ Rose Theatre, Kingston ■ Wed 27 July – Sat 27 August 
Three-day courses for 7–10 year olds with activities centred around drama and ending in a short show for families, or a ‘Plays in a Week’ available for 11-18 year olds where a performance is fully prepared in a week. 

OUTDOOR THEATRE: Alice in Wonderland
■ Painshill, Cobham ■ Sat 27 August 
Follow Alice into Wonderland as she encounters all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures, and the Queen of Hearts attempts to keep her there forever. This children’s classic carries a boatload of nostalgia and some hilarious characters that are sure to leave kids and parents howling like a Mad Hatter.

OUTDOOR CINEMA: The Greatest Showman 
■ Gatton Park, Reigate ■ Sat 27 August 
Another outdoor cinema, as these ones are obviously for the win this summer. You can’t go wrong here either with the family-favourite film that carries with it some absolute bangers that no one can resist singing along to. There’s also a much needed fully stocked bar and woodfired pizzas on offer to make the night extra special.  

EXHIBITION: Figure and Form: Sculpture Now
■ Watts Gallery Artists Village, Compton ■ Mon 29 August 
In Watt’s first sculpture exhibition one can find pieces by Victoria Atkinson and Clare Dabinett with varying styles and mediums including bronze, ceramics, and paper. They have worked to create and capture the essence of humanity as well as raw emotions like loneliness and love. A ‘meet the artists’ informal chat is also available in the gallery as well for anyone with burning questions.  

KIDS OUTDOORS: Fairy Tale Treasure Hunt
■ Gatton Park, Reigate ■ Mon 29 August 
Follow the clues around Gatton Park to discover magical traces the fairy inhabitants have left in their wake, with easy pushchair access and numerous spots for a picnic. The hunt runts from 1pm – 4pm and online booking is available. 

ACTIVITY: Bank Holiday Family Fun Day
■ Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom ■ Mon 29 August 
With a bunch of exciting activities to keep the kids entertained, like inflatables and face painting, the races have never been a more kid-friendly day out. Not to mention the seven races taking place throughout the day to keep parents equally entertained. 

FESTIVAL: Ibiza Chill House
■ East Molesey Cricket Club, East Molesey ■ Mon 29 August 
Bringing club tunes and chilled vibes, this family friendly one-day festival features a line up of top class musicans and DJs including Lisa Loud, Bruvaleelove, DJ Danny and Brandon Block. It’s from 1am onwards. Tickets from £25.

ACTIVITY: Beginners Family Bird Walk
■ Windsor Great Park, Windsor ■ Tues 30 August 
Any budding bird enthusiasts out there can see then up close and in action throughout the beginner’s day, as kids learn the basics of identifying birds and how to keep them from flying away in pure terror! There are games interspersed with the more serious watches to keep those wriggly ones happy and interested. 

MUSIC: Lazy jazz Sundays at Polesden Lacey
■ Polesden Lacy, Great Bookham  ■ Various Dates 
The workd ‘lazy’ in the name is very on point with this one, as line-up create a peaceful and atmospheric experience of 20s and 30s jazz, alongside some more modern pieces. Take along a decedent picnic, pick your spot on the lawn… aaaaand relax.

KIDS OUTDOORS: Storybook Summer
■ Godstone Farm, Godstone ■ Daily  
Visit Godstone this summer and their ‘Storybook’ experience, with an array of different summer themed activities and experiences that suit the unpredictable English weather and its temperamental whims. Children can feed their favourite animals and explore the farm trail, as well as take their pick from different play areas. 

KIDS’ CAMP: Summer Holiday Theatre Workshop
■ Leatherhead Theatre, Leatherhead ■ Various sessions  
Running throughout August, and offering a plethora of activities including circus, dancing, arts, singing and performance, little ones can advance their skills in communication as well as aiding their way to become west-end super stars. Full day fees are £36, break a leg! 

KIDS OUTDOORS: A Summer of Fun on the Farm 
■ Bocketts Farm Park, Leatherhead ■ Daily  
The summer line-up at Bockett’s is a wide ranging and invigorating one, with Pony Rides and a Bubble Disco, as well as water fights and Pig Races. A more in-depth schedule is available on their site, in which most activities are free with entry. Can’t go wrong! 


COMEDY: Katherine Ryan: Missus
■ G Live, Guildford ■ Thurs 1 September
Having accidentally married her first love (!), Katherine has a thing or two to say about her hilarious fresh perspective on life, love, and her thoughts on what it really means to be a ‘missus’.

COMEDY: Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS)
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Sat 3 September
The 60’s babe contemplates another decade of decrepitude and asks: is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?

THEATRE: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
■ Richmond Theatre, Richmond ■ Mon 5 – Sat 10 Sept

Starring Hollywood sweetheart Hayley Mills alongside screen and stage star Paul Nicholas, is based bestseller novel which inspired one of this century’s most treasured films. It’s a a joyous comedy about taking risks, finding love and embracing second chances, even in the most surprising of places.

COURSES: Celebrating Colour with the Festival of Colour
■ Online via The Guildford Institute ■ Thursdays from 15 Sept-6 Oct
A five-week course hosted by international fine artist Claire Harrison in which you will explore complimentary colours and experiment with different colour combinations. Claire will demonstrate how to mix and use a variety of vibrant colours together without creating brown! Cost is £70 non members, £58 for members.

2 comments on “Awesome August! 80 things to do this month”

  • June Parsons August 8, 2022

    Hi there
    I was wondering if you’d be able to feature my choral society, St Cecilia Chorus Banstead (which is a registered charity). It’s our centenary year and we’re starting rehearsals on 8 September for singing The Messiah in November. More details on

  • June Parsons August 8, 2022

    Hi there
    I was wondering if you’d be able to feature my choral society, St Cecilia Chorus Banstead (which is a registered charity). It’s our centenary year and we’re starting rehearsals on 8 September for singing The Messiah in November. More details on


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