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What’s on in Surrey this November?

Naughty November! From burlesque and Blood Brothers to Christmas markets and comedy, here's your curated guide to the best of Surrey this month.

Edward Hopper’s Dog by Mychael Barratt is among the works on show at Watts Gallery’s In Print: Into Night exhibition which opens on Fri 5 Nov.

ART: Architectural Practice and the Climate
■ The Lightbox, Woking ■ Wed 3 Nov
Join architect Julia Barfield as The Lightbox shines a light on the #ArtForYourWorld campaign to celebrate WWF’s 60th anniversary and COP26. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the current climate crisis by creating a connection between art and the environment. thelightbox.org.uk

THEATRE: The Seven Pomegranate Seeds
■ Rose Theatre, Kingston ■ Thu 4 – Sat 20 Nov
Something special and unique! Persephone, Hypsipyle, Medea, Alcestis, Phaedra, Creusa and Demeter: the women of Euripides’ plays are reimagined as people of today in an unexpected fusion of celebrity, inappropriate desires, historical police investigations and missing children. rosetheatre.org

MUSIC: Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri: The Long Road Home
■ Farnham Maltings ■ Fri 5 Nov
For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. This promises to be another collection of haunting, emotional and stunning songs that will please their army of friends and fans. farnhammaltings.com

ART: In Print: Into Night
■ Watts Gallery, Compton ■ Fri 5 Nov – Sun 9 Jan
This exhibition of new work by contemporary British printmakers focuses on the wonder and beauty of night time in different printmaking techniques exploring what happens after dark. wattsgallery.org.uk

The critically-acclaimed Flinch comes to Guildford for one night before a short UK tour ahead of a limited run at the Pleasance Theatre in London.

THEATRE: Flinch
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Sat 6 Nov
This darkly comic play about the struggle for intimacy is by writer and performer Emma Hemingford. It opened in London pre-Covid in 2019 to rave reviews. The Guardian says it’s ‘a promising debut that gets under the skin of a troubled relationship‘. yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

KIDS THEATRE: The Hug
■ G Live, Guildford ■ Sat 6 Nov
Based on the heart-warming book by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar, enjoy this on-stage adaption by The Long Noise Puppets as a Hedgehog and a Tortoise both set off in search of a restorative hug. glive.co.uk

FIREWORKS: Magical Movie Fireworks (SOLD OUT)
■ Lingfield Park Racecourse, Lingfield ■ Sat 6 Nov
This fireworks display kicks off at 7.30pm to the sound of magical movie classic tunes! Before that, kids can enjoy free face painting and there will be a whole host of food outlets to fill your boots with, in addition to a funfair and the big bonfire. lingfieldpark.co.uk

FOOD: ‘A Taste of Denbies’ Game Evening
■ Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking ■ Sat 6 Nov
Wine and dine autumn style with food of the season, locally sourced and paired with Denbies’ award winning wines. Book ahead to make your reservation! denbies.co.uk

KIDS SHOW: Spontaneous Potter Kidz
■ Electric Theatre, Guildford ■ Sat 6 Nov
This is an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play based on an audience suggestion, meaning an entirely new Potter adventure is magically improvised on the spot with live music, too. Grab your wands! electric.theatre

THEATRE: Abigail’s Party
■ Dorking Halls ■ Sat 6 Nov
Filled with funny one-liners and plenty of 70s nostalgia, join Beverly and her put upon husband Laurence hosting a drinks party for new neighbours, while an attendee’s daughter, Abigail, is having her fifteenth birthday party a few doors away. What could go wrong? dorkinghalls.co.uk

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Ian McDiarmid stars in The Lemon Table at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre this month.

THEATRE: The Lemon Table
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Tue 9 Nov – Sat 13 Nov
The Lemon Table celebrates a love of music, live performance, and life itself. Tony and Olivier award-winning actor and director Ian McDiarmid stars in the production, who you may recognise as Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series! yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

SHOPPING: 5 Day Gift Market
■ Bourne Hall, Ewell ■ Tue 9 Nov – Sat 13 Nov
Pop your Christmas shopping thinking hat on and head down to Ewell to shop unique, handmade items that will make perfect gifts for all the friends and family! epsom-ewell.gov.uk

EXHIBITION: The Scent of Rain
■ Belgravia Gallery, Cranleigh ■ Wed 10 Nov – Mon 10 Jan
An exhibition of new paintings and works on paper, visit the new Dion Salvador Lloyd exhibition to see the celebrated artist’s contemporary landscapes and seascapes first hand. belgraviagallery.com

Book tickets at Painshill for a winter of standup comedy.

COMEDY: Standup Comedy at Painshill
■ Painshill, Cobham ■ Wed 10 Nov
This month’s edition of standup comedy in the beautiful setting of Painshill features host Erich McElroy alongside Laura Lexx and Robyn Perkins. The perfect evening if you’re in need of a giggle! painshill.co.uk

THEATRE: Fairytale of New York
■ Fairfield Halls, Croydon ■ Thurs 11 Nov
Set in McGrath’s Irish Pub on Christmas Eve this story of a magical Irish Christmas features a cast of singers, dancers and musicians bringing you a bunch of your favourite Christmas songs. fairfield.co.uk

MUSIC: Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Concert
■ Lakeside Country Club, Frimley ■ Fri 12 Nov
This annual Poppy Appeal Concert is Surrey’s largest indoor Poppy Appeal event, and will include an an Act of Remembrance, entertainment, and a licensed bar. A great community event for an important cause! ticketsource.co.uk

KIDS EVENT: Trail and Tales – What the Ladybird Heard
■ Gatton Park, Redhill ■ Fri 12 Nov
Enjoy an autumnal day outside and listen to the story of “What the Ladybird Heard” by Julia Donaldson before exploring the trail around the garden and doing themed crafts to take home. gattonpark.co.uk

Omid Djalili is back on stage at Dorking Halls this month.

COMEDY: Omid Djalili – The Good Times Tour
■ Dorking Halls ■ Sat 13 Nov
After experimenting with Zoom gigs and a drive-in show during the height of Covid, Omid Djalili is back on stage to bring back what he knows as the good times. dorkinghalls.co.uk

FAIR: Parkside School’s Christmas Extravaganza
■ Parkside School, Cobham ■ Sat 13 Nov
Get into the Christmas spirit with this fair with a twist that caters to the whole family. Think mulled winter, a winter-themed bouncy castle, rodeo reindeer and a creche for under 7s. parkside-school.co.uk

COMEDY: Nina Conti – The Dating Show
■ Richmond Theatre ■ Sun 14 Nov
British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is coming to Richmond! She’s working through new ideas and warming up her brand new show, The Dating Show, before it tours across the UK. There’s no promise that true love will be found, but a firm guarantee that big laughs will be had without moving her lips. atgtickets.com

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THEATRE: Tell Me On A Sunday
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Tue 16 Nov – Sat 20 Nov
Returning to the stage after her acclaimed performance in the National Theatre’s production of A Taste of Honey, Jodie Prenger stars as Emma – follow her romantic misadventures of an English girl in New York during the 1980s. yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

SHOW: Ian Waite and Vincent Simone… Act Two
■ Camberley Theatre ■ Tue 16 Nov
The Strictly Come Dancing duo are back for an evening of old-fashioned dance, comedy and song! Expect show-stopping costumes and world class routines, including the famous Argentine Tango. camberleytheatre.co.uk

Get into the festive spirit with Christmas at Kew.

EVENT: Christmas at Kew
■ Kew Gardens, Richmond ■ Wed 17 Nov – Sun 9 Jan
This year’s Christmas at Kew trail features seasonal favourites alongside pioneering new light installations, illuminating the Gardens with vibrant bursts of colour and over a million twinkling lights! Book quickly, as this always sells out. kew.org

EVENT: Windsor Park Illuminated
■ Windsor Great Park, Windsor ■ Thu 18 Nov – Sun 9 Jan
This magical light trail will make Windsor Great Park come alive with dazzling lights, dancing stars and holograms. There will plenty of warm food onsite to refuel, and don’t miss out on toasting marshmallows on the fire! windsorilluminated.com

MARKET: Winter Shopping Event
■ The Garden Cobham ■ Thu 18 Nov, 10am-8pm
Love spending your money with independents? This wintery shopping event will bring together makers and small businesses from the Cobham area that are mostly not represented on the high street. instagram.com

THEATRE: Mrs Churchill – My Life with Winston
■ Cranleigh Arts Centre ■ Fri 19 Nov
You’ve heard of Winston Churchill, but what about his wife, Clementine? This portrayal of Mrs Churchill by Liz Grand will answer some of the many questions surrounding the spouse of Britain’s wartime prime minister. cranleighartscentre.org

FAMILY EVENT: Glow 2021
■ RHS Garden Wisley, Woking ■ Fri 19 Nov – Tue 4 Jan
We love festive family events like this! RHS Garden Wisley will come alive at night with fantastical illuminations including an enchanting trail through Seven Acres, the Rock Garden and Wisteria Walk. Warm up with grub at the restaurant or food hall, and don’t forget to cram in some shopping! rhs.org.uk

KIDS: Snowsaurus
■ Painshill, Cobham ■ Sat 20 Nov – Sun 9 Jan
Following the success of 2020’s kid’s trail ‘Snowfari’, head to Painshill for this year’s event – Snowsaurus! Walk the trail and discover dinosaurs galore including a huge T-Rex. painshill.co.uk

HISTORY: Military Vehicles Day
■ Brooklands Museum, Weybridge ■ Sun 21 Nov
Over 100 vehicles that had a military presence around the world will be on display, with a special nod to the iconic Willys ‘Jeep’ on its 80th birthday. A must-visit for the car buffs in your life! brooklandsmuseum.com

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The multi award-winning Blood Brothers comes to Woking this month.

THEATRE: Blood Brothers
■ New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Tue 23 – Sat 27 Nov
Blood Brothers is a favourite here at Muddy and now it’s coming to Woking! The story follows twins who are separated at birth and grow up in very different circumstances, only to meet again with huge consequences. atgtickets.com

THEATRE: The Good Life
■ Richmond Theatre ■ Tue 23 – Sat 27 Nov
Do you remember this hugely popular TV sitcom? Well now it’s be adapted for the stage in a theatrical reimagining starring Rufus Hound as Tom, and West End, television and film star Preeya Kalidas as Margo. atgtickets.com

MUSIC: Katherine Jenkins
■ G Live, Guildford ■ Fri 26 Nov
When was the last time you went out to see some live music? What a way this would be to restart the love for gigs as Katherine performs songs from her latest album Cinema Paradiso and classics from throughout her career. glive.co.uk

KIDS EVENT: Meet Father Christmas
■ Hatchlands Park, East Clandon ■ From Sat 27 Nov
Father Christmas is visiting Hatchlands again this year and you can come along and meet him in his cosy festive sitting room in the courtyard! You’ll have a quick chat and receive a small present, all while adhering to social distancing. nationaltrust.org.uk

Make your own Christmas wreath at Gatton Park.

WORKSHOP: Christmas Wreath Making
■ Gatton Park, Redhill ■ Sat 27 Nov
It’s time to prep that front door for its festive adornment and get your hands dirty by creating your perfect Christmas wreath. The £30 tickets includes a mince pie and a glass of wine. Don’t forget to book ahead! gattonpark.co.uk

SHOW: An Evening of Burlesque
■ Camberley Theatre ■ Sat 27 Nov
What it says on the tin! The popular production is back with a new show and talented burlesque stars, speciality variety artists and beautiful costumes. camberleytheatre.co.uk

KIDS EVENT: Finding Father Christmas
■ Polesden Lacey, Bookham ■ From Sat 27 Nov
Yes, it’s time to embrace that Christmas is coming! Find Father Christmas and his lost presents in the enchanted woods at Polesden Lacey. The event runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 27th to December 19th, and daily from December 20th-23rd. Book ahead! nationaltrust.org.uk

SHOPPING: Box Hill Christmas Fair
■ Tithe Barn, Dorking ■ Sun 28 Nov
Get on a roll with that Christmas shopping with this wonderful festive market at the foot of Box Hill. Book your entry ticket ahead to avoid disappointment and don’t forget your gift list! surreyhills.org

EXHIBITION: The Regency Wardrobe – Sculptures by the House of Embroidered Paper
■ Chertsey Museum, Chertsey ■ now until 26 Feb 2022
Decorative paper textile artist Stephanie Smart brings part of her collection of hand embroidered paper dresses to Chertsey. Each one of the dresses has been meticulously hand crafted using paper and thread – and plenty of patience. chertseymuseum.org

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