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16 thing to do locally this weekend

Looking for things to do this weekend? Try this lot on for size - music, ballet, exhibitions and artisan fairs.

The Jubilee String Quartet

DANCE: Moscow City Ballet presents Swan Lake
■ Richmond Theatre ■ Fri 14 Jan
Presented in classic Russian style complete with live orchestra, breath-taking choreography and dazzling performances, this is signature piece of Moscow City Ballet’srepertoire. Not surprising it’s constantly garnering rave reviews.

EXHIBITION: Heartlands: Inspired by Our Landscape
■ Watts Gallery, Compton ■ Fri 14 Jan – Sun 13 March
This exhibition brings together work by eight Surrey artists to celebrate the county’s treasured landscapes, from Boxhill to the River Mole, Newlands Corner to the Devil’s Punchbowl.

WORKSHOP: Photography Workshop
■ Polesden Lacey, Guildford ■ Fri 14 Jan
Join award-winning photographer Eddie Hyde on this one-day workshop to learn how to get the best from your camera and what makes a good photograph. If you can’t make this one, there is one workshop scheduled every month from January to June.

COURSE: Modern and Contemporary World Cinema
■ The Guildford Institute, Guildford ■ Starts Fri 14 Jan
Covering a range of modern day and contemporary films, this six-week course (14 Jan-18 Feb) will examine critically acclaimed cinema from across the globe. Cost is £84, concessions available.

WALK: RSPB Winter Bird Walk
■ RHS Garden Wisley, Woking ■ Sat 15 Jan
Twitchers, it’s that time of year where some birds fly hundreds of miles to visit the UK for winter. Take an early morning walk around the gardens with the North West Surrey RSPB and discover what birdlife is dwelling in the space.

EXHIBITION: Hubert Arthur Finney: Out of the Shadows
■ The Lightbox, Woking ■ opens Sat 15 Jan – 27 March
The first of its kind in over fifty years, this exhibition presents previously unrecorded works from Hubert Arthur Finney’s studio alongside the first-ever publication on the artist (1905-1991), based on his recently discovered autobiography.

MARKET: Camberley Farmers’ and Artisan Market
■ Park Street, Camberley ■ Sat 15 Jan

A vibrant artisan market offering up local produce and artisan goods, and handmade gifts. The market is on from 10am to 3pm and is free to attend.

KIDS CRAFTS: Air Balloon Lantern Making
■ Cranleigh Arts Centre ■ Sat 15 Jan
Got a crafty 3-6 year old and a morning to spare? Led by local artist Miriana D’Ambrosio, your kid will love creating their very own hot air balloon lantern to bring home.

COMEDY: A Night of Comedy with Lou Sanders, Steve Bugeja & More
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Sat 15 Jan
An evening of big laughs as four comedians take to the main stage including one of Britain’s most original comedians Lou Sanders; comedian, writer and performer Steve Bugeja; bright new talent Josh Weller; and anther brigh young and funny thing Bella Hull.

DANCE: Moscow City Ballet presents The Nutcracker
■ Richmond Theatre ■ Sat 15 Jan
The timeless story of Clara, who is whisked away on a fairy tale adventure by her Nutcracker Prince, is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and offers an unmissable treat for the whole family.

WORKSHOP: Game Masterclass with Oliver Thompson
■ The Limpsfield Cookery School, Limpsfield ■ Sun 16 Jan
Take your dinner parties to the next level with a full day workshop learning about game. You’ll learn about four different game meats – pigeon, quail, venison and pheasant – making dishes and accompaniments for each one. The workshop runs from 10am-4pm, and everything you prepare and cook, you’ll eat on the day as a four-course lunch. Refreshments are also included. Cost is £160.

FAIR: Dorking Concert-goers Society: Jubilee String Quartet – Series 2
■ Dorking Halls ■ Sun 16 Jan
Originally formed in 2006, the Jubilee Quartet is now made up of four musicians from across the globe. Each member brings their unique sense of cultural identity to the group, which thrives on musical inspiration from four different homelands: the Czech Republic, Canada, Spain and England. In this concert they’ll play the wok of Beethoven, Webern, Dvořák and Mendelssohn.

FAIR: Quilters’ Fair 2022
■ Farnham Maltings ■ Sun 16 Jan
The one day marketplace celebrates all things quilting, showcasing over 45 exhibitors selling fabrics, books and more. Meet the experts from local quilting groups and shop for great fabric bargains for your 2022 projects.

FAIR: Tree of Ages Antiques Fair
■ Stanhill Court Hotel, Charlwood ■ Sun 16 Jan
Antiques lovers, unite! This event will be of great interest to traders and customers alike, offering a unique opportunity to network with likeminded antique collectors and dealers alongside shopping.

EXHIBITION: The Regency Wardrobe – Sculptures by the House of Embroidered Paper
■ Chertsey Museum, Chertsey ■ 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.

ART: Bridget Riley: Pleasures of Sight
■ The Lightbox, Woking ■ ends Sun 10 April
In celebration of Bridget Riley’s 90th birthday this year, this exhibition will explore the artist’s love of sight and features her art and working methods through a selection of exemplary striped, curved, colour and black-and-white works.

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