2019 Events

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exhibition
Tue 01 Oct
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Thu 31 Oct

Local Artwork by John Mitchell

10am-10pm - Leatherhead Theatre, Church Street, Leatherhead KT22 8DN

We are delighted to host the artwork of local artist John Mitchell. John works in watercolour and oil and is completely self taught. He was registered blind in 1991 with Retinitis Pigmentosa, but this has not stopped him from pursuing his art ambitions despite having less than 5% of his vision left. John specialises in local vistas and sunsets.

Free. Contact Gallery Co-ordinator: Emma White: emma@the-theatre.org or 01372 365141

dance-music
Tue 01 Oct
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Tue 29 Oct

Le Roc Modern Jive Dances and Classes

7.30-10.45pm - Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead KT21 2BE

LeRoc Surrey dance classes/practice freestyle evening. Start any week & learn how easy is our “fun, laughter & dance" style. We have over 7,000 members over 18 years here. Start with/without partner. Doors open 7.30pm, Beginners class starts 7.50pm. DATES & TIMES: Tuesdays 1, 8, 15 & 29 October 7.30pm-10.45pm. Please note we are at Betchworth Hall on Tuesday 22 October. 

Non members £1 with the Arts Alive brochure, then £10 for next 3 nights offer. 
leroc.dance 

dance
Sat 05 Oct
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Sat 26 Oct

Le Roc Modern Jive Big Dance Nights

8pm-12.30am - Tylney Hall, Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Guildford Road, Leatherhead KT22 9BL

LeRoc Surrey presents modern jive dancing on this excellent venue’s dance floor. Always a big atmosphere with additional seating area, air con, free parking, bar. Come with/without a partner, all welcome. “Big Saturday” 5th October & "All Colours" 12th October £11pp 8pm-12.30am. Then the special "Black & White Ball" 26th October 8pm-1am £14pp. Turn up/dance.

SOCIAL MEDIA: T: Colin Shaul 01737 769600, E: info@leroc.dance, W: leroc.dance, F: groups/191314984249549
ADMISSION: £11pp on 5th & 12th October. £14pp on 26th October (Ball Night). Last hour on all nights is £5pp

exhibition
Mon 14 Oct
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Sun 27 Oct

Surrey Hills Artists Exhibition

9.30am-5.30pm (10am-4.30pm Sundays) - Denbies Vineyard Gallery, London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA

Over 120 original paintings from the members of this popular local collective. Pictures range from large room-focus contemporary art to traditional landscapes which celebrate the local area. Full range of subjects, media and size at affordable prices for visitors to enjoy or to purchase. Free Entry.

SOCIAL MEDIA: E: ajmitchellart@gmail.com, W: surreyhillsartists.co.uk
ADMISSION: FREE

photography
Thu 17 Oct
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Fri 01 Nov

While Life Lasts

9.30-5.30pm (7pm Tue & Thu) - Dorking Library, St Martins Walk, Dorking RH4 1UT

"The wonder of the world, the beauty and the power, the shapes of things, their colours lights and shades: these I saw. Look ye also while life lasts." (BB)" At a time of concern for the survival of Nature and biodiversity, Jenny Desoutter's photographs and commentary celebrate the beauty of Mole Valley's wild plants and invertebrates, exploring connections between them.

ARTIST/ORGANISATION: Jenny Desoutter
ADMISSION: FREE

exhibition
Sat 19 Oct
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Sun 27 Oct

Leatherhead Art Club Autumn Exhibition

10am - 7pm, Thursday 25 October 10am - 7pm - The Old Chapel, St John's School, Epsom Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8SP

This talented group of artists will again display their recent and original artwork against the stunning backdrop of stained glass windows in the recently renovated Grade II listed Old Chapel at St John's School, Leatherhead. Start your Christmas shopping early with our display of affordable framed and unframed paintings and cards in a variety of styles and mediums.

www.leatherheadartclub.com

theatre
Wed 23 Oct
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Sat 26 Oct

An Evening with Alan Bennett

7:45 pm - DDOS Green Room Theatre, Rear of Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

We hope to delight you with an evening ‘in the company of’ a National Treasure! With a poignant one act play and three monologues from the first Talking Heads series originally performed by Julie Walters, Patricia Routledge and the author, it promises to be a feast of entertainment. Join us for, as Alan would say, ‘A little adventure’.

£10 DDOS Members. £12 Non-members

 ddos.org.uk

music-folk
Wed 23 Oct

An evening with Dorking Folk Club

8.30 - 10.45am - Dorking Golf Club, Deepdene Avenue, Dorking, RH5 4BX

Come along and play, sing, or recite, or just listen and enjoy our many very talented local performers in this friendly acoustic venue. Performance spots are limited to 10 minutes.

£3 – no booking required

dorkingfolkclub.org.uk 

music
Thu 24 Oct

Music on Thursdays at LMC

12.30 - 1.20pm - Leatherhead Methodist Church, Church Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8AY

This week we welcome Redhill-based Hammig String Quartet for their first appearance in Leatherhead's lunchtime concert series. After the concert there will be tea, coffee and time to chat. Level access throughout, including toilets. Blue Badge parking only on site. Please park in the multi-storey or behind Waitrose, about 5-7 minutes walk from the one-way section of Church Road.

Free concert with a retiring collection - Check website for full programme info.

musiconthursdays.org

music
Thu 24 Oct

Donizetti's Don Pasquale with Bryn Terfel

7:15 pm - The Leatherhead Theatre, 8 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DN

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him, has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers.

£15.50 - £19

theleatherheadtheatre.com/donpasquale

music
Fri 25 Oct

The Golden Age of Song

7:30 pm - Leatherhead Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8BD

Pip Burley pays tribute to the lives, words and music of Richard Rodgers and Hoagy Carmichael – two men who made a unique contribution to the Great American Songbook during the first half of the 20th Century. His presentation is lavishly illustrated with slides, video clips - and occasional demonstrations on the piano.

£15, to include interval wine or soft drink.

leatherheadparish.com/forms/PipBooking.pdf 

Sat 26 Oct
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Sun 03 Nov

Dorkers' Spooktacular Halloween Hunt

- Dorking Town Centre

Can you find the spooky Halloween characters hidden in over 100 shop windows around Dorking? A fun treasure hunt for all the family - free to enter with great prizes to be won!

friendsofdorking.org

music
Sat 26 Oct

Gimme Abba: Here We Go Again

7:30 pm - The Leatherhead Theatre, 8 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DN

After 20 years of performances, Gimme Abba are now established as one of the best loved UK tributes to Abba! This unique stage show has developed over the years into more than just another ABBA tribute show, reproducing the charismatic stage presence of the flamboyant and glam front four.

£16 - £21

theleatherheadtheatre.com/gimmaabba

creative-writing
Sat 26 Oct

A Haiku Workshop

2 - 4pm - The Reeves Room, Leatherhead Parish Hall, Church Road, Leatherhead

Haiku Society President, Colin Blundell will talk about his experience in the Haiku World and describe a way of getting into writing haiku with an opportunity for practice. It is his strong belief that writing haiku requires a completely different mindset from the usual one.

Diana Webb 07917 563447
dianawebb46@gmail.com

Free with retiring collection to cover cost of the room.

comedy
Sat 26 Oct

Dave Gorman: With Great Powerpoint Comes Great Responsibilitypoint

8:00 pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish and Googlewhack Adventure, is back with a brand new live show. “…a near fool proof delivery system for jokes. Gorman's intention isn't to mock PowerPoint but to explore its potential as a weapon in the stand-up armoury” The Guardian.

£29.50

www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

theatre
Sun 27 Oct

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

2:30 pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

One of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams' best-selling book! This magical show has been written especially for grownups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with sing along songs and heart-warming family fun.

£13.50, Family £50

www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

theatre
Mon 28 Oct
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Tue 29 Oct

Toad on the Road

Mon 2pm, Tues 11.15am & 2pm - West Hill School, Kingston Road, Leatherhead, KT22 7PW

A magical theatre experience for children with special educational needs & disabilities and their families. We also offer a FREE ‘Introduction to Theatre’ on Monday 28 October, 12noon-1.45pm. This is a quiet familiarisation session for children with Autism & their families. All visiting families are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy our lunchtime activities (sensory tent, craft and games) available from 12.45-1.45 daily.

£5 per person - pre-booking essential.

head2headtheatre.co.uk/families/walkabout-theatre

theatre
Tue 29 Oct

Once Upon a Pillow Fight

2:00 pm - Brockham Village Hall, Brockham Lane, Brockham, RH3 7JJ

A playful and interactive pop-up show of madcap acrobatics and nap-time shenanigans. Children aged 3+ and their carers are invited to snuggle down in bed and listen to a bedtime story, until a pillow fight breaks out! 'A very beautiful, dynamic and well-crafted show for children and their grown ups' (The Scotsman). Cafe will be open before and after the performance.

£7.50 per child, accompanying adult free.
E: brockhamvhall@gmail.com

exhibition
Tue 29 Oct

Leonardo: The Works

5:30 pm - The Leatherhead Theatre, 8 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DN

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of this title, as EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presents every single attributed painting.

£12.50 - £15.
theleatherheadtheatre.com/leonardotheworks

comedy
Tue 29 Oct

Harry and Chris

8:00 pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

From the ridiculous to the sublime, Guardian Pick of the Fringe 2018 comedy-rap-jazz duo Harry and Chris bring award-winning wordplay, awe-inspiring musicality, eyebrow-raising bromance and unashamed joy to the biggest PR task of all time: spinning planet earth.

£17.

www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

music-folk
Wed 30 Oct

Dorking Folk Club presents Geoff Lakeman

8:30 pm - Dorking Golf Club, Deepdene Avenue, Dorking, RH5 4BX

Geoff performs West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk, self-penned material and 1920's/ 30's jazz on his authentic 1920's instrument, the rare Crane Duet concertina. His smooth vocals and concertina accompaniment have won him many fans wherever he goes.

£9

dorkingfolkclub.org.uk

dance
Wed 30 Oct
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Thu 31 Oct

Edward Scissorhands Dance Workshop

9.30am - 3.30pm - The Leatherhead Theatre, 8 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DN

Dancers from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures will be teaching the choreography and characterisation from the magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands. Once those attending this modern fairy-tale dance workshop have learnt their routine, they will perform in costume for family and friends, and take part in Leatherhead's notoriously and spookily good Halloween celebrations.

£65

theleatherheadtheatre.com/dandelion

music
Thu 31 Oct

Music on Thursdays at LMC

12.30 - 1.20pm - Leatherhead Methodist Church, Church Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8AY

Belgian Duo Biz'art make their first appearance in Leatherhead's lunchtime concert series. Music by: Fauré • Escobar • Brahms. After the concert there will be tea, coffee and time to chat. Level access throughout, including toilets. Blue Badge parking only on site. Please park in the multi-storey or behind Waitrose, about 5-7 minutes walk from the one-way section of Church Road.

Free concert with a retiring collection - Check website for full programme
info.musiconthursdays.org

film
Thu 31 Oct

Hidden in plain sight

7:00 pm - The Green Room, 8 - 10 Reigate Road, RH4 1SG

Screening of four films shot in the Surrey Hills by local artists and filmmakers: Out of the Blue ( 4' 15"), Ackroyd & Harvey; The Calling (5'), Alison Carlier; Persistent Place (16'), Amanda Loomes; Guttersnipe (90'), Martin Salter. 7pm Doors open, 7.30pm Artist Films, 8.30pm Guttersnipe, 10pm Q&A, 11pm Close. Bar during intervals.

£7

www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

dance
Thu 31 Oct

Dracula Live ( The Northern Ballet)

7:30 pm - The Leatherhead Theatre, 8 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DN

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet resurrect Bram Stoker’s classic horror for LIVE screenings this Halloween. The haunting tale of passion and immortality plays out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre. This is ballet with dramatic bite and highly atmospheric music. Dracula: a thrilling adaptation leaving you thirsty for more.

£10 - £16.50

theleatherheadtheatre.com/draculalive

comedy
Thu 31 Oct

Swann And Blofeld: Dancing Down The Wicket

8:00 pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

After two sell out tours with The Great British Spin Off, great mates Graeme Swann and Henry Blofeld are back on the road With Graham hot off the dance floor and Henry’s quick wit, storytelling and sparkling personality in equally good shape, the show is set to be a rip-roaring, belly laughing evening of entertainment.

£27

www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

Thu 31 Oct

Spooky Dorking Halloween Ghost Walk

6.30 - 7.30pm - Dorking Town Centre

Come face to face with some of Dorking's spectral historical inhabitants on this guided Halloween ghost walk through the town streets from St Martin's church yard. Spooky encounters guaranteed with the orphaned, the bankrupt, the imprisoned and the murdered characters of Dorking's past whose spirits will come alive for one night only.

£5

dorkingmuseum.org.uk

theatre
Thu 31 Oct

The Mikado

Thurs - Sat 7.30pm, Thurs 2.30pm & 7.30pm - Fetcham Village Hall, The Street, Fetcham, KT22 9QS

The Mikado is probably Gilbert and Sullivan's most famous operetta. The wit of Gilbert is at its best and it contains some of Sullivan's most memorable tunes. Presented by Bookham Light Operatic Society. Fully staged and traditionally costumed. Director: Trevor Allen, Musical Director: Roger Wilman.

£12. Under 16s £7

bookhamlightoperatic.co.uk

music
Sat 02 Nov

Music at Midday: American Concert Pianist Roman Rudnytsky

12noon - St Martin's Church, Church Street, Dorking, RH4 1DW

We are delighted to welcome international concert pianist Roman Rudnytsky all the way from the USA. Roman is Professor Emeritus and Concert Pianist at Youngstown State University, Ohio, and has four decades of experience on the international concert stage. We look forward to hearing him perform on the Steinway grand piano at St Martin's.

Free with retiring collection in aid of William Cole Church Music Trust

stmartinsdorking.org

dance
Sun 03 Nov

Burning Of The Sticks

1 - 2.30pm - The Royal Oak, Brockham Lane, Brockham, Betchworth, RH3 7JS

Join Rampant Rooster Morris and friends for an extravaganza of morris dancing to celebrate the end of the summer dance season. The performance culminates in the ceremony of Burning of the (morris) Sticks in the embers of the Brockham bonfire.

Free

rampantrooster.co.uk

film
Wed 06 Nov

Freewheelers Film Night 2019

7.30 - 10.30pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

An evening of funny, surprising and thought-provoking films from Freewheelers Theatre and Media.

£12, Concessions £6

freewheelerstheatre.co.uk

theatre
Thu 07 Nov
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Sat 09 Nov

WOW - Women on War

Thurs 7.30pm & Sat 7.30pm - The Green Room Theatre, behind the Dorking Halls, 8-10 Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG

A one hour cabaret style show about the men and women of The Great War drawn from the works of female writers of the time An innovative, unique production which is deeply moving, funny and provocative, featuring hitherto little-known authors together with familiar, much-loved wartime songs. Suitable for 16+, men and women, particularly interesting to students of History and Literature.

www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

Wed 13 Nov

Mole Valley Arts Alive Finale Evening

7:30 pm - The Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham Road, Stoke D'Abernon KT11 3QQ

A finale evening in the Yehudi Menuhin Hall to close the Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival 2019. Includes virtuoso performances from Yehudi Menuhin students, a bar, local talent and the chance to be photographed on the red carpet!

Free entry by ticket at www.eventbrite.co.uk/ArtsAliveFinaleEvent2019

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