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11 things to do in Surrey this week

Put your curlers in girls (and guys) - there's plenty of brilliant things to do in Surrey this week. Check this lot out.

Theatre show, snail on the whale

ART EXHIBITION: Surrey Contemporaries Art Exhibition
■ The Art Gallery, Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking ■ Mon 7 – Sun 13 June

This exhibition features the work of Surrey art group – Surrey Contemporaries. Using mainly acrylics and oils, often including paint mediums and collage, their work covers a diverse range of subjects; from landscapes to life, animals to abstract or still life to seascapes. The exhibition will include paintings, prints and cards, all for sale.


ANTIQUES FAIR: Sunbury Antiques Market
■ Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury-on-Thames ■ Tues 8 and Tues 29 June

The brilliant antiques market at Kempton Park is back on again, with mostly outside stalls. In addition to the huge range of collectables (vintage books, kitchenwares, etc), this is a good place to pick up unusual furniture, rustic lighting, original paintings and quirky accessories. There’s also plenty of industrial and garden architectural salvage. Admission and parking are both free and it’s best to get there early. It starts at 6.30am and the good stuff goes quick.


KIDS’ THEATRE: The Snail and the Whale
■ Dorking Halls, Dorking ■ Wed 9 & Thurs 10 June

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book. There are two showing each day.


COMEDY: Off the Kerb – Stand-up Comedy Club
■ Farnham Maltings, Farnham ■ Thur 10 June

This stand-up comedy night, from Off the Kerb productions, takes place outside. And while the line-up has yet to be confirmed if their past shows are anything to go by, it promises to be lots of laughs.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Chloé Piano Trio
■ Online from Cranleigh Arts Centre ■  Fri 11 June

This online event by this talented trio of classical performers – Maria Gîlicel on violin, Jobine Siekman on cello and George Todica on piano – is available from 7.30pm and then for another seven days. Which means you can savour the sounds all over again.


FESTIVAL: Thread Festival
■ Farnham Maltings, Farnham ■ Sat 12 & Sun 13 June

For fans of BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee and creatives alike, the annual thread festival will help perfect your skills in macramé, patchwork and stitch work. And it’ll also give you the chance to top up your supplies.


MARKET: Staines-upon-Thames Farmers’ Market
■ High Street, Staines ■ Sun 13 June

You can’t beat fresh local produce and homemade delights – and this is the place to find them. The Farmers’ Market is on in Staines High Street, and you’ll also find seasonal delicacies and tasty street foods. Parking shouldn’t be a problem – there is plenty of around Staines-upon-Thames (the closest car parks to the High Street are Elmsleigh Road or Two Rivers). It’s on from 10am-3pm.


MARKET: Dorking Summer Market
■ Dorking Halls, Dorking ■ Sun 13 June

Curated by Dapper & Suave, with a record number of 42 exhibitors.Visitors can expect to find artwork, beauty and candles, ceramics, and jewellery as well as fashion, food and drink and gifts for the home – all handmade and high quality.


■ The Square shopping centre, Camberley ■ ends Sat 31 July

This pop-up theatre for kids is a space for little people with BIG imaginations. You’ll find shows, activities, events, workshops and lots more to discover and do! It’s open from Tuesday-Saturday from 9.30am–4pm.


TOURS: Albury Vineyard Tours and Tastings
■ Albury Organic Vineyard, Albury ■ Saturdays until 28 Aug

This popular vineyard tour and tasting experience starts with an introduction to the English wine scene, followed by a guided walk though the vineyard overlooking the beautiful Surrey Hills, and ends in the tasting tent where you will be guided through a tasting of the wines.


EXHIBITION: Sculpture at Wisley 2020
■ RHS Wisley, near Woking ■ ends 31 Dec

An unmissable exhibition of larger-than-life sculptures – The Four Seasons by contemporary American sculptor and filmmaker Philip Haas. Standing proud at nearly 5m tall, the figures are 3-D interpretations of paintings by 16th-century Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The exquisitely detailed pieces imagine Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter in human form, rendered with exuberant arrangements of seasonal fruit, vegetables, flowers and crops.

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