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MON 5 - SUN 11 NOV

MARKETS: Festive markets in Surrey
■ various locations ■ Nov & Dec

It’s never too early to plan for Christmas, so we’ve rounded up the top Surrey Christmas markets to get you in the festive mood. Click here to read our full feature.


THEATRE: Waiting for God
■ The Leatherhead Theatre ■ Tue 6 Nov- Sat 10 Nov

From the writer of the hit TV sitcom comes this new, hilarious and touching stage adaption.  Diana Trent, ex journalist and war correspondent, joins forces with a new inmate at the retirement home, Tom. They navigate their latter years at the retirement home and handle the questionable management team.

Peppa Pigs Adventure
■ New Victoria Theatre, Woking ■ Wed 7 Nov and Thurs 8 Nov

Photo credit: Dan Tsantilis

Oink Oink! Peppa Pig and friends are back in a brand new live show. Peppa alongside school friends-Pedro Pony, Suzy sheep and Gerald Giraffe go on an exciting camping trip to the woods full of games, laughter, live music and lots of muddy puddles to play in.  Start time: 13.00. Children tickets: £16.50. Adult’s tickets: £18.50.

THEATRE: Don Carlos
■ The Rose Theatre, Kingston ■ Tues 6 – Sat 17 Nov

Aa major new revival of Friedrich Schiller’s romantic drama Don Carlos, starring Tom Burke, comes to the Rose as part of the its 10th anniversary season. This is a tale of passion and power set against the chilling backdrop of the bloody and ruthless Spanish Inquisition.

WORKSHOP: Drink and Draw
■ The Boileroom, Guildford ■ Wed 9 Nov

This new monthly event at the Boileroom is a great opportunity to enjoy drawing and get to know others who like to do the same. Bring your sketchbooks, pens, pencils, and if you’re feeling generous, some of your favourite equipment to share. Drink & Draw is free to attend, but donations are gratefully accepted.

THEATRE: Murder For Two
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Thurs 8 Nov- Sat 10 Nov

Two actors play thirteen characters in this musical, murder mystery. When a famous novelist Arthur Whitney was found dead at his birthday the police are called but the detectives are all out of town. This provides the perfect opportunity for the neighbourhood cop Marcus to prove himself and solve the crime before the detectives get a chance. Expect music, mayhem and murder from this hilarious whodunit.

COMDEY: Chris Ramsey: The Just Happy to get out of the House Tour
■ Dorking Halls ■ Fri 9 Nov

Anyone who manages to put Katie Hopkins in her place is good with us, and that’s exactly what Chris Ramsay has on his CV.  Along with being a critically acclaimed and award-winning stand up comedian, host of his own TV entertainment show and Stand Up show on Comedy Central and Celebrity Juice regular.  This month he brings his brand new 2018 live tour to Dorking.  I reckon you should go see him.

MUSIC: Megson
■ Farnham Maltings ■ Sat 10 Nov

Husband and wife duo Stu and Debbie Hanna draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create their own unique brand of folk music with an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. It’s in the cellar bar from 7.30pm. Tickets are £16.

EXHIBITION: Mary Watts: Pioneering Suffragist
■ Watts Gallery, Guildford ■ until Sun 2 Dec

Mary Watts by Frederic Hollyer

To coincide with the anniversaries of enabling women’s right to vote, Watts gallery will be Drawing on new research undertaken by Dr Lucy Ella Rose, exploring Mary Watts as a figurehead of non- militant feminism in her community. It also features strong female figures and symbols of freedom, that appear in Mary Watts’s work. Free with admission.

EXHIBITION: In print: Making Impressions
■ Watts Gallery, Compton ■ Until Sun 6 Jan

The In print: Making Impressions exhibition celebrates the art of print making, in all of its variety. It features some of the foremost names in British printmaking today, including Chris Orr Ra whose work has been seen at The British Museum and National Portrait Gallery (to name a few.)

EXHIBITION: Duke and Duchess of Sussex Exhibition
■ Windsor Castle, Windsor ■ ends Sun 6 Jan

Prince Harry and Meghan – Duke and Duchess of Sussex Royal Wedding 2018 Windsor Castle steps

Better late than never, but we’ve all been invited to Windsor Castle to get up close and personal with newlyweds Harry and Meghan. Ok, so they won’t actually be there but a new exhibition will display Meghan’s Givenchy bridal gown designed by Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller is, her 5m veil embroidered with flora symbolising the 53 Commonwealth countries and the 1932 Queen Mary diamond and platinum tiara loaned to the Duchess by the Queen. It’s not all about the bride (even though we known it is really), Harry’s Blues and Royals frock designed by Dege & Skinner on Savile Row will also be standing to attention.

EXHIBITION: Impressionism: The Art of Life
■ The Lightbox, Woking ■ until Sun 13 Jan

Detail from Alfred Sisley (1839–1899) 14 July at Marly, France, 1875 Oil on canvas © The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford

Works by world-renowned artists such as Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, all of whom exhibited artwork in the very first Impressionist group exhibition in France. It showcases a rare combination of French Impressionist paintings and sculpture, spanning from the early 1860s to the beginning of the First World War.

Compiled by Alice Ridsdale

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