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12 thing to do in Surrey this weekend

Italian cars, artisan markets, music galore and Hayley Mills on stage... it's all going on in our 'hood this weekend.

Si Cranstoun, Musician
Si Cranstoun brings his rocking rhythm and blues to Farnham Maltings.

MUSIC: Si Cranstoun – Twistin’ the Night Away
■ Farnham Maltings, Farnham ■ Fri 8 Oct

The vintage King Si Cranstoun and his band bring their blend of Doo Wop, Soul and Rocking Rhythm & Blues to the Maltings. Expect a highly charged, toe-tapping journey, driven by retro dance rhythms.

EXHIBITION: Japan After Hours
■ Kew Gardens, Richmond ■ Fri 8, Sat 9, Fri 15 and Sat 16 Oct
From dance theatre and live music performances to traditional flower arranging and sake sipping, these dedicated evenings to the beauty of Japan has something for everyone intrigued by the wonders of the country.

KIDS THEATRE: Puss in Boots
■ Cranleigh Arts Centre, Cranleigh ■ Sat 9 Oct
If a talking cat, puppets galore and an avalanche of fruit and nuts sounds like your and your little ones’ ideal Saturday afternoon, then you’re in the right place! This show is suitable for over 4s and costs just £10 a ticket.

FOOD & WINE: A Taste of Denbies: Wine Tasting & Gallery Restaurant Dinner
■ Denbies Wines Estate, Dorking ■ Sat 9 Oct

Enjoy a wine tasting of Denbies premium award-winning wine range served with a selection of canapés in the Denbies Cellar, hosted by Denbies WSET wine expert for an hour, then head to the Gallery Restaurant for a three-course dinner. Cost is £59 per person.

MARKET: Tadworth Craft Fair
■ Church of Good Shepherd Hall, Tadworth ■ Sat 9 Oct
Local crafters and artisan makers will be peddling their wares at this village craft fair. There will be a range of stalls including crafts, gifts, jewellery, cards, plants and artisan products. It’s on from 10am-3pm, entry is £1, free for under 16s. tadworthcraftfair

MUSIC: Dear Wolfgang – Mozart’s Music and Letters
■ Holy Trinity Church, Guildford ■ Sat 9 Oct
Part of the Investec International Music Festival in the Surrey Hills, Southern Pro Musica return to Guildford to bring some of Mozart’s most delightful music. The music will be brought to life with extracts from Mozart’s colourful correspondence with his family, performed by award-winning Guildford Shakespeare Company actors in contemporary 18th century costume.

Italian Car Day, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey

DAYS OUT: Italian Car Day
■ Brooklands Museum, Weybridge ■ Sun 10 Oct
One of the biggest events on the Brooklands’ calendar, and not to be missed if you’re a car enthusiast. Celebrating all things Italian, Brooklands will be bursting with all makes of Italian cars and some motorbikes. Expect to see Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Abarth.

TALKS: In Conversation with Hayley Mills
■ Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford ■ Sun 10 Oct
The Hollywood actress and most famous child star of the Sixties takes to the stage as part of the Guildford Book Festival to talk about her book, Forever Young: A Memoir.

MUSIC: Dan Walsh
■ Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames ■ Sun 10 Oct
Musician Dan Walsh brings his folk tunes to Walton. Best described as British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves – and all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo.

MARKET: Dorking Artisan Market
■ St Martin’s Walk, Dorking ■ Sun 10 Oct
You’ll find arts and crafts, artisan food, an eclectic mix of junktiques and vintage goodies at this regular market in the car park at St Martin’s Walk. It’s on from 11an-4pm.

FESTIVAL: Kew Gardens Autumn Festival: Japan
■ Kew Gardens, Richmond ■ until Sun 31 Oct
This month-long celebration of Japan focuses on the country’s beautiful plants, art and culture. Events will include artistic displays, a Momijigari Trail and a mesmerising soundscape.

EXHIBITION: Sculpture at Wisley 2020
■ RHS Wisley, near Woking ■ until 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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