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This weekend: Fri 19 – Sun 21 May

Fri 19 - Sun 21 May

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
■ Rose Theatre, Kingston ■ until Sun 21 May

Michael Rosen’s award-winning book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt comes straight from the West End to Kingston in this fun adaptation. Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure – plus a few special surprises as the intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog head off on their quest to find a bear.

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame
■  G Live, Guildford ■ Fri 19 May

Eleanor Conway tells of an ill-advised relationship, an increasingly dodgy party lifestyle (Triads are involved), how she came to spend a night in a zoo and more about Tinder than you’ll probably ever need to know. She’s like that crazy friend you lost touch with…. was that all for the best? Go along and find out. Plenty to make you wince. Not one if you’re easily offended.

Guildford Gag House
■ The Back Room, The Star Inn, Guildford ■ Fri 19 May

The monthly comedy night at The Star Inn returns with Tom Deacon, one of the hottest young comedians on the circut; award-winning musical comedian Kate Lucas, known for her razor sharp and deliciously dark songs; Michael Odewale (above), a fresh new voice known for delivering sharp, slick and beautifully executed content about everything from politics to pigeons; and Keith Farnhan will bring his mix of personal and political stand-up.

Museums at Night
■ Watts Gallery and Artists’ Village, Compton ■ Sat 20 May

Take part in the international Museums at Night experience where Watt’s Gallery will be celebrating Watts 200 with an evening of making, poetry and music. Enjoy drinks on the gallery lawn before having supper in the Tea Shop, with a set menu at £15.95 per adult and £9.95 per child. (Supper must be pre-booked. Book online

In Their Own Words: Artists’ Voices from the Ingram Collection
■ The Lightbox, Woking ■ Sat 20 May – Sun 30 July

Image: Eduardo Paolozzi outside his West End studio, c.1959. Photograph by David Farrell

Explore artworks from The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art whilst listening to audio recordings from the artists that created them, shedding new light on the fascinating personal experiences that shaped their lives, relationships and art. Forty-three works from The Ingram Collection will feature in the exhibition.

Trinity Folk Festival
■ St Mary’s Church, Guildford and other venues ■ Fri 19 – Sun 21 May

The Trinity Folk Festival returns for the fifth year, bringing folk, roots, and acoustic music to Guildford. This year’s line-up features top performers including Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, Martin Joseph, Urban Folk Quartet, Belshazzar’s Feast, Dan Walsh, Talisk, the Luke Jackson Trio, Ninebarrow, and many more. The main festival is at St Mary’s Church, Guildford. Other gigs will be played at The Keep pub and the Star Inn. For ticket info click

The Whiskey Affair
■ The Electric Theatre, Guildford Sat 20 May

The Whiskey Affair was born out of the idea that whiskey is a vast subject matter that needs to be enjoyed, relished and discovered – whilst having fun. The event will include live entertainment; whiskey experts on hand to chat to; samples from showcasing brands; food available to buy and lots of like-minded people to mingle with. There will also be a free photo-booth and free master-class on whiskey. For those 18+ only.

Old Herbaceous
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Mill Studio, Guildford Sat 20 May

The humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants, Old Herbaceous is a charming one man show sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age. There are shows at 4pm and 8pm.

Sisters in Spitfires
■ Brooklands Museum, Weybridge ■ Sun 21 May

Brooklands heads back to the Second World War with Brooklands member Helen Mills who will talk about her time as an RAF plotter. Alison Hill, poet and author of Sisters in Spitfires, will read from her collection and talk about female aviators during the war. Melody Foreman will also read from her new biography of ATA pilot Mary Wilkins Ellis, A Spitfire Girl: One of the World’s Greatest Female Ferry Pilots Tells Her Story. This is a lunchtime event, from 12.30pm-3pm taking place in the Brooklands Clubhouse. A two course lunch is included. Tickets are £25-£28.

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