2019 Events

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fun-day
Sat 21 Sep

Cabareilidh: Festival Launch Event in Leatherhead

10am - 12 midday - Leatherhead High Street (close to Cafe Amici)

We are thrilled to welcome fizz-popping, madcap Cabareilidh to Leatherhead for our official launch. Enjoy a morning of talented fiddlers, folk music, wild ceilidh dancing and cabaret acts with children's activities and a facepainter, all inspired by Surrey traditions.  Come and watch or join in.  Collect the festival programme.  Support your local festival and high street! Followed by the medieval procession as part of the Heritage Open Weekend's Medieval festival at midday.

Free. Suitable for ages 0-100.  
glimmertheatre.co.uk/cabareilidh

music-workshop
Tue 24 Sep

Come & Play with Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra

7.45 - 9.45pm - Christ Church (United Reformed), Epsom Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8ST

An evening for orchestral musicians with the Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Mark Fitz-Gerald. String and brass players are particularly welcome.

Free but booking required.  Tea/coffee and biscuits 40p.  Disabled access by arrangement. 

01372 276949
surreyphilharmonic@yahoo.co.uk
surreyphil.org.uk

music
Wed 25 Sep
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Wed 02 Oct

Open Rehearsal Nights - North Surrey Barbershop Harmony Club

7.30pm - 10pm - The Methodist Church, Church Road, Leatherhead KT22 8AY

We are a group of men who enjoy singing and enjoy each other's company. We sing in close harmony in the 'a cappella' (unaccompanied) style at concerts and competitions as well as at informal get-togethers. We are looking to expand our membership and invite men to come and take part in our Wednesday evening rehearsals.

Free
www.thedownsmen.co.uk 
T: Allan Scott 0208 642 8104

music-jazz
Thu 26 Sep

Jazz on Thursday at LMC

12.30pm - 1.15pm - Leatherhead Methodist Church, Church Road, Leatherhead KT22 8AY

Jazz pianist Eddie Lee comes to us from his studies in the Jazz Department of London's Royal Academy of Music. 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, about 5-7 minutes walk from the one-way section of Church Road.

Admission: Free concert with retiring collection - check website for full programme info. 

www.musiconthursdays.org

comedy
Fri 27 Sep

The Scummy Mummies Show

8pm-10pm - The Leatherhead Theatre, 7 Church Street, Leatherhead KT22 8DN

Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA. Expect stand-up, sketches, songs, and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices.

£18 - over 18s only 
theleatherheadtheatre.com/scummymummies 

music
Sun 29 Sep

The Pretty Ring Time - Songs of Youth and Love

5-6.30pm - Leatherhead Methodist Church, Church Road, Leatherhead KT22 8AY

With Alice Bishop (soprano) and Simon Marlow (piano). Themes of youth and young love are explored here, with the music of child prodigy composers Fanny Mendelssohn, Lili Boulanger and Erich Korngold. Tuneful and attractive songs about young women and love by Chausson and some Brahms' favourites complete the programme. Tea and cakes will be served in the interval.

Admission: Free with retiring collection 
alicebishop.co.uk/the-pretty-ring-time

music-workshop
Mon 30 Sep

Come and Sing with Ashtead Choral Society

8-10pm - Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead KT21 2BE

Come & Sing Vivaldi's Gloria with Ashtead Choral Society on Monday 30th September from 8-10pm when we will be rehearsing the choruses from this wonderful work. Our rehearsals are fun and friendly and we hope you will leave with a real feel good factor at the end of the evening. Come and see what you think!

Free to enter, free music hire, free refreshments. Doors open at 7.30pm
ashteadchoralsociety.org.uk
T: 01372 278852

exhibition
Tue 01 Oct
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Sat 12 Oct

The Contemporary Art of Tiffany Budd

10.30am-4pm - Bourneside Gallery, North Street, Dorking RH4 1DN

Tiffany is an established British artist, living and working in Dorking and with this exhibition she brings together her love of colour, animals and landscapes. She is known for Cubist inspired Fractured art work and crazy Rainbow Animals! Tiffany will be showing her work for two weeks in the beautiful Bourneside Gallery.

Free entry.  Please note gallery is closed Sunday and Monday. Children must be accompanied.
tiffanybudd.co.uk

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

art-trail
Tue 01 Oct

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden Trail

11am-3.30pm - Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Black and White Cottage, Standon Lane, Ockley RH5 5QR

Participants will be met by MVDC's Walk for Health Co-Ordinator Estelle Holmes and taken on a short walk to this beautiful garden. On arrival you will get a guided tour around the garden and sculptures before returning to the car park. Only 35 spaces available, booking essential!
Admission: Free but pre-booking essential 

ORGANISATION: Mole Valley Walk for Health
Booking E: estelle.holmes@molevalley.gov.uk, W:hannahpescharsculpture.com

F: The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, T: @Hannah_Peschar, I: hannahpescharsculp

theatre
Tue 01 Oct

Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Concert

5:30 pm - Leatherhead Theatre, 7 Church Street, Leatherhead KT22 8DN

With an illustrious career spanning five decades including 150 stage roles, 11 Grammies and his performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors, the legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences. For one night, Domingo returns to the Arena Di Verona amphitheatre, 50 years after his debut, to revisit three of his greatest ever roles.  Concert screening. 

£15.50 - £19 
theleatherheadtheatre.com/placidodomingo 

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 

music spoken-word
Wed 02 Oct

A Talking Therapist's Blues

7,30pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG

I am a Psychotherapist and a Wordspinner. Following my Edinburgh Fringe debut, I will be performing a spellbinding charity show in Dorking Halls on 02 October. Accompanied by Blues musician, Isaac Bacon, I will weave for you a true story of love and loss, life and death and above all, redemption. 

Artist: Tess Adams, Poetess.  Admission: Free but charity collection.  
Poetess.com 

music-folk
Wed 02 Oct

An Evening with Dorking Folk Club

8.30-10.45pm - 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.
Admission: £3, no booking required. 

dorkingfolkclub.org.uk  

photography
Wed 02 Oct
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Wed 16 Oct

While Life Lasts

9.30am-5pm (closed Mon and Sun) - Leatherhead Library, The Mansion, Church Street, Leatherhead KT22 8DP

"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.

Admission: Free.  Dates and times: Wednesday 2 to Wednesday 16 October 9.30am-5pm (closed Monday & Sunday)

theatre
Wed 02 Oct
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Thu 03 Oct

Tabby McTat

Wed 1.30pm & 4pm, Thurs 11am & 2pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG

Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar. Together they sing their favourite songs delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears. Separated and alone, Tabby finds shelter and a new life with all the home comforts that any cat could dream of.  

£15
dorkinghalls.co.uk 

music
Thu 03 Oct

Two Classical Guitars of Francisco Correa & David Massey

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

Classical guitarists Franciso Correa & David Massey return with a superb lunchtime concert of Music from Spain & Latin America. After the concert there's tea, coffee, time to chat. Level access throughout, including toilets. Blue Badge parking on site. Please use the multi-storey or the car park behind Waitrose, 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

poetry
Thu 03 Oct

Dorking Is Talking presents National Poetry Day Celebration Special

4:45 pm - Viva - Atrium Room, 55 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BS

Launching in June 2018, DorkingIsTalking spoken word events at Viva are held on the first Thursday of each month. October 3 2019 sees our second celebrating ‘National Poetry Day’, featuring local artists and emerging talent sharing their favourite pieces or own work. Tickets include welcome prosecco, sharing platters, and live music in a warm, encouraging creative environment open to everyone!
ADMISSION: Tickets £20 each - limited number available. Direct from Viva 01306 87758 or via the DorkingIsTalking website. Please advise of dietary requirements in advance

DorkingIsTalking
F: DorkingIsTalking, I: DorkingIsTalking

exhibition
Fri 04 Oct
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Sun 06 Oct

ShedArt Indian Summer Exhibition

11am-4pm - ShedArt Studios, Harlow House Barn, Dukes Road, Newdigate (Rusper Road entrance only) RH5 5BX

Our themed exhibition this year is ‘Indian Summer‘. There will also be over 100 other paintings, abstract and representational in all mediums including printmaking, glass and stitch art. Free parking and refreshments provided. Heading south from Newdigate take Rusper Road and turn left just after Tanhouse Farm. No booking required. Suitable for ages 5-100 as long as you can climb a short flight of steps.

Free 
shedart.org 

art-trail music
Fri 04 Oct

Hope in the Face of Homelessness

2.30-4.30pm - The Amber Foundation, Farm Place, Stane Street, Ockley RH5 5NG

Homelessness charity, the Amber Foundation, will be showcasing work created by the young people resident here. The Team Leaders use various forms of art to enable the young people to work through their issues and gain the confidence to transform their lives for the long-term.

Free but donations welcomed. 
The Amber Foundation

comedy
Fri 04 Oct

An Evening of Eric and Ern

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

A nostalgic night of Morecambe and Wise’s most loved routines, songs and sketches. Starring Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens, the Olivier-nominated duo behind the hugely celebrated and critically acclaimed West End hit Eric and Little Ern. “You have the giddy out-of-time illusion that you are watching the legendary double-act live.” - The Independent.

£24.50
www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

comedy
Fri 04 Oct

Bubble Schmeisis

7.30-8.40pm - The Stepping Stones pub, Westhumble Street, Westhumble, Dorking RH5 6BS – free parking in car park

Writer and street performer Nick Casssenbaum has been trying to make sense of his Jewish identity ever since he was a young boy. He tried everything - going to Spurs, summer camps, barber shops, religion even. In East London's last remaining bath house he finally finds what he's looking for, and he's touring the world to tell you about it.

SOCIAL MEDIA: T: 01306 889932

ADMISSION: £11 per ticket, booking via Stepping Stones pub on 01306 889932

music
Sat 05 Oct

Workshop & Concert

1-8.30pm - St Paul's Church, St.Paul's Road West, Dorking RH4 2HT

BROCKHAM CHORAL SOCIETY are hosting a WORKSHOP & CONCERT given by VOCES8. Workshops for Adults & Children (age 8-18) free for children. Workshop programme 13.00 to 17.00. VOCES8 CONCERT starts at 7pm.

Workshop £10 (children under 18 free) Concert: Adults £15 in advance, £20 on the door, Children £10. Workshop and Concert £20
brockhamchoral.org/voces8-dorking

music-workshop
Sat 05 Oct

Come and Sing 'The Armed Man' with Brian Kay

10am-5pm - The Priory School, West Bank, Dorking RH4 3DG

Brian Kay, President and former Conductor for 20 years of the Leith Hill Musical Festival will rehearse singers through every part of Karl Jenkins' 'The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace ' in preparation for the informal performance at the end of the day accompanied by pianist Robin Biggs. Music scores can be borrowed on the day.

SOCIAL MEDIA:, W: lhmf.org.uk, F: LeithHillMusicalFestival, T: @LeithHillFest 
ADMISSION: £23
W: eventbrite.co.uk/e/come-and-sing-the-armed-man-with-brian-kay-tickets-62558824127

exhibition
Sat 05 Oct
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Sun 06 Oct

Surrey Barn Weavers Open Days

11am-4pm - Unit 4 Harlow House Farm, Dukes Road, Newdigate RH5 5BY (access to Dukes Road is only possible from Rusper Road)

At Surrey Barn Weavers you can meet members of our small group demonstrating the craft of weaving on floor & table looms. You will be able to see work in progress, as well as a display of scarves, hangings & rugs. There will be some items for sale. Children with an adult are welcome to come & look.

SOCIAL MEDIA: T: 01737 247806
ADMISSION: FREE

music
Sat 05 Oct

Music at Midday: Godalming Operatic Society Soloists

12-12.45pm - St. Martins Church, Church Street, Dorking RH4 1DW

We are delighted to welcome popular Godalming soloists Katie Plummer, soprano, Petronella Kereszturi, soprano, Zoe Avery, mezzo-soprano, and Nora Price, alto, who will be singing vocal works by Sullivan, Joseph Kosma, Vaughan Williams, and Monteverdi, including the Lost Chord and Autumn Leaves.

SOCIAL MEDIA: W: stmartinsdorking.org, F: St-Martins-Dorking-215503208784143, T: @spireofdorking
ADMISSION: Free with retiring collection in aid of William Cole Church Music Trust

theatre
Sat 05 Oct

Hormonal Housewives

7:30 pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking Halls RH4 1SG

The fabulously funny Hormonal Housewives present a rollercoaster comedy night for women about women. Weight gain, weight loss, men, online shopping, chocolate, wine, more chocolate, going out and staying in are thrown under the microscope of uproarious dissection; no subject is safe!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Box Office: 01306 881717, E: dorkinghalls.co.uk, W: dorkinghalls.co.uk, F: dorkinghalls, T: DorkingHalls, I: dorkinghalls
ADMISSION: £26

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

literary
Sat 05 Oct
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Sat 12 Oct

Leatherhead Book Festival - Bookfest 2019

9am-5pm - Book Potato, The Swan Centre, Leatherhead KT22 8AH

Come to Leatherhead's 1st Book Festival at Book Potato on Sat 5th October and Sat 12th October.  Confirmed authors (below) will be there for talks, readings and book signings, Q&A workshops with authors and industry experts, an author led writing workshop and similar workshops for illustrators and editors. 

Book related games and activities for all ages.  See Book Potato for more details! 

Confirmed authors are - Angela Dyson, Rowan Coleman, Chris Bishop, Jane Davis, Roz Morris, Steve Griffin, Willow Woods, Debbie Young, MW Taylor, Laura Pauley, Gerry Brierley. 

exhibition
Sun 06 Oct

ShedArt Indian Summer Exhibition

11am-4pm - ShedArt Studios, Harlow House Barn, Dukes Road, Newdigate (Rusper Road entrance only) RH5 5BX

Our themed exhibition this year is ‘Indian Summer‘. There will also be over 100 other paintings, abstract and representational in all mediums including printmaking, glass and stitch art. Free parking and refreshments provided. Heading south from Newdigate take Rusper Road and turn left just after Tanhouse Farm. No booking required. Suitable for ages 5-100 as long as you can climb a short flight of steps.

SOCIAL MEDIA: W: shedart.org, F: ShedArt@ShedArtUK
ADMISSION: FREE

music
Sun 06 Oct

Classical Indian Ragas

3-5pm - Martineau Hall, Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG

This concert features Vijay Jagtap, one of the most highly acclaimed Sitar artists in the UK, performing Indian ragas based on traditional Indian classical themes accompanied by the Tabla, Guitar and Tanpura. The Vijay Japtap Quartet is renowned for the technical excellence and brilliance of their playing. This concert is sponsored by Dorking Brasserie.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Dorking Concertgoers 01306 740619, Dorking Halls 01306 881717, Booking W: dorkinghalls.co.uk, W: dorkingconcertgoers.org.uk, T: @DorkingHalls
ADMISSION: £19; Students £9.50; under 18s accompanied by a full price ticket holder, free

poetry
Mon 07 Oct

Stewart Henderson in Narnia

5:30 pm - Narnia, The Old House, 24 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BY

Poet. songwriter and broadcaster Stewart Henderson joins Mole Valley Poets for an evening during which he will share his poetry, talk about writing, and encourage others to access their inner poet. Come through the wardrobe prepared to be inspired, to listen, laugh, cry and to write in the intimate surroundings of the Old House's Narnia room. Tickets in advance only.

SOCIAL MEDIA: W: ticketsource.co.uk/null/t-qgrpjn, W: molevalleypoets.co.uk
ADMISSION: £11

exhibition
Tue 08 Oct

ShedArt Indian Summer Exhibition

11am-4pm - ShedArt Studios, Harlow House Barn, Dukes Road, Newdigate (Rusper Road entrance only) RH5 5BX

Our themed exhibition this year is ‘Indian Summer‘. There will also be over 100 other paintings, abstract and representational in all mediums including printmaking, glass and stitch art. Free parking and refreshments provided. Heading south from Newdigate take Rusper Road and turn left just after Tanhouse Farm. No booking required. Suitable for ages 5-100 as long as you can climb a short flight of steps.

SOCIAL MEDIA: W: shedart.org, F: ShedArt@ShedArtUK
ADMISSION: FREE

music
Tue 08 Oct

Mozart's Don Giovanni

4:45 pm - The Leatherhead Theatre, 7 Church Street, Leatherhead KT22 8DN

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt.

SOCIAL MEDIA: T: 01372 365141, W: theleatherheadtheatre.com/dongiovanni, F: @LeatherheadTheatre, T: @lhdtheatre, I: @leatherheadtheatre
ADMISSION: £15.50 to £19

creative-writing
Tue 08 Oct

Writing Psychological Thrillers

9.30am-12.30pm - Reeves Room, Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Leatherhead KT22 8BD

Emma Curtis has published three psychological thrillers and is writing her fourth. A productive and lively workshop for people interested in writing their own psychological thriller and for those who enjoy creative writing in general. The workshop covers hook, story arc, plot twists, characters and endings, plus an insight into the expectations of publishers and readers. Max 12 people.

SOCIAL MEDIA: E: emmacurtis16@outlook.com, F: Emma Curtis, T: @emmacurtisbooks, I: emmacurtisauthor
ADMISSION: £15 - £12 Concessions (OAP, Student)  No lift, so not suitable for wheelchair users

music
Wed 09 Oct

Open Rehearsal 2019

7.30-9.45pm - The Christian Centre, St Martins Church, Church Street, Dorking, RH4 1DW

Dorking Philharmonia invites you to join them in an Open Rehearsal as part of the Arts Alive Festival 2019. We are a fun, friendly local orchestra looking for new players of all abilities, especially lower strings and brass. We will be playing Mozart’s Haffner symphony and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. Come along and experience the joy of music making!

SOCIAL MEDIA: E: rosalind@ebbrell.me.uk, W: dorkingphilharmonia.org.uk, F: DorkingPhilharmonia, I: dorkingphilharmonia
ADMISSION: FREE (Ages 11-99)

music-folk
Wed 09 Oct

Dorking Folk Club presents Craig & Willoughby

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

Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby will have you tapping your feet, joining in choruses, enjoying their stories and being in awe of Cathryn’s great singing and Brian’s inventive guitar playing. A great evening is in store.

SOCIAL MEDIA: W: dorkingfolkclub.org.uk
ADMISSION: £9.00 – no booking required

music
Thu 10 Oct

Music on Thursdays at LMC

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

Spanish accordion player Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade returns to Leatherhead for a solo lunchtime concert performance. 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA: W: musiconthursdays.org, F: MusicOnThursdaysLeatherhead
ADMISSION: Free concert with a retiring collection - Check website for full programme info

creative-writing
Thu 10 Oct

Phoenix Writers Reading Event

7-10.30pm - The Stepping Stones Pub, Westhumble Street, Westhumble, RH5 6BS

Our Surrey based members will read a selection of their novel, poetry or prose.

SOCIAL MEDIA: T: 01306 889932
ADMISSION: £5

theatre
Thu 10 Oct

Blessed Assurance - Dinner Theatre

7-10pm - The Dozen, White Horse Hotel, High Street, Dorking, RH4 1BE

In this exciting and unique event local writer Tony Earnshaw, alongside a stellar cast, and the Greensand Band providing music, hosts an evening of dramatic readings from his novel as you enjoy fine food and wine in this intimate venue. Friendship, love, betrayal and forgiveness. It’s all there. Signed copies of the book also available at a special discount.

SOCIAL MEDIA: T: 01306 881138, W: whitehorsedorking.com, F: DamnCheek, T: @DamnCheek, I: tony_earnshaw
ADMISSION: £45

exhibition
Fri 11 Oct
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Sun 13 Oct

Autumn Art Exhibition

10am-5pm - Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA

Dorking Group of Artists, one of the largest art groups in Surrey, is holding it's prestigious Autumn Exhibition from Friday 11th October to Sunday 13th October 2019. Over 200 paintings for sale, of all genres and mediums, from £75 up to £500, and lots of unframed in browsers too.

SOCIAL MEDIA:: W: dga.org.uk, F: Dorking Group of Artists, T: @DorkingArtists, I: dorkinggroupartists
ADMISSION: FREE

theatre
Fri 11 Oct

The Travesty of Richard III

8-9.15pm - The Green Room Theatre, behind the Dorking Halls, 8-10 Reigate Road, RH4 1SJ

A cast of just two present a cheery one-hour comic romp through William Shakespeare's chilling tale of plots, prophecies and power. Guaranteed to include large amounts of: lamenting, dissembling, beholding, hencing, and cloying. And some more lamenting. Great fun whether you're a fan of the Bard or not!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Box Office W: dorkinghalls.co.uk
ADMISSION: £11

horticultural
Sat 12 Oct

The 12th Mole Valley Pumpkin and Squash Show

1-5pm - The Christian Centre, Church Street, Dorking, RH4 1DW

Aimed at families and children's participation this is a fun celebration of the amazing world of squash, pumpkin and gourds. A horticultural show, with art exhibits, children's entertainment and squash based food.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Chris Dale E: info@daha.org.uk, W: daha.org.uk, F: dorkingallotments
ADMISSION: FREE

music
Sat 12 Oct

Organ Recital

4:00 pm - St. Michael's Church, The Street, Betchworth RH3 7DN

BETCHWORTH ORGAN RECITAL. Saturday 12th October 2019 at 4.00pm at St. Michael's Church, Betchworth (featured in "Four Weddings and a Funeral"). Christopher Herrick will play on the Kenneth Tickell organ (IIP/26, 2014). Works by Bach, Batiste, Bonnet, Lemare and Shostakovich. Tickets £12/Under 14s £8 (to include glass of wine/soft drink) from 01737 843498 or betchworthchurchmusic@hotmail.co.uk.

SOCIAL MEDIA: T: 01737 843498, E: betchworthchurchmusic@hotmail.co.uk, W: stmichaelsbetchworth.net
ADMISSION: £12 (Under 14s £8)

music-workshop
Sat 12 Oct

Natural Voice Singing Workshop with Rod Edbrooke

2-4pm - Kingscroft Chapel, Kingscroft Road, Leatherhead KT22 7BU

A two hour workshop where we will learn & sing maybe 2-3 songs unaccompanied, in parts and without music scores so no need to be able to read music. It's easier than it sounds! No experience needed. Just for fun.

ARTIST/ORGANISATION: All Aloud Community Choir
SOCIAL MEDIA: E: AllAloudCommunityChoir@gmail.com, W:surreycommunity.info/all-aloud, F: All Aloud Community Choir Leatherhead
ADMISSION: £10

music
Sat 12 Oct

Mozart, Mendelssohn and 'Spanish Mozart' at St Martins

7.30-9.15pm - St Martin's Church, Church Street, Dorking RH4 1DW

A concert of beautiful classical music, from this well-respected orchestra of local musicians. Conducted by Peter Allwood, and led by Anna Smith, the program includes the Mozart Violin Concerto No.3 in G with soloist Evie Calver (Yehudi Menuhin School), Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture and Symphony in D by Arriaga, called the Spanish Mozart due to his youth and attractive music.

ARTIST/ORGANISATION: Dorking Chamber Orchestra
SOCIAL MEDIA: E: info@thedco.co.uk, W:thedco.co.uk, F: dorkingchamberorchestra
ADMISSION: Adults £15, Students £7, Children 15 and under free. Tickets on door or at: eventbrite.co.uk/e/mozart-mendelssohn-and-spanish-mozart-at-st-martins-tickets-64523772340

dance
Sat 12 Oct

Earth Wind and Fire Dance Competition

9am-9pm - The Leatherhead Theatre, 7 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DN

Earth Wind & Fire are one of the hottest dance competitions on the planet where dance schools from all over the country come together to compete for trophies, awards, masterclasses and scholarships to some of the UK's top dance and performing colleges! Award winners in any number of styles including jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre or ballet.

ARTIST/ORGANISATION: Earth Wind and Fire Dance Competition
SOCIAL MEDIA: T: 01372 365141, W: theleatherheadtheatre.com/ewfdancecompetitions, F: @LeatherheadTheatre, T: @lhdtheatre, I: @leatherheadtheatre

poetry
Mon 14 Oct

WELL VERSED poetry reading group

7.30-9.30pm - Lincoln Arms committee room, by Dorking Station RH4 1TF

Join us for our regular meeting, when we read, discuss and enjoy poetry around the theme ‘Tender is the night.’ Your participation and ideas are very welcome.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Contact: Rosemary 01306 881520
ADMISSION: Free, refreshments available

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

exhibition
Tue 15 Oct

Gauguin from the National Gallery, London

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

This fascinating cinema event opens with a brand-new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, one of the world’s most popular and important artists. Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this cinematic film will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts.

£10 - £15

theleatherheadtheatre.com/gauguinfromthenationalgallery

music
Tue 15 Oct

Autumn Concert in the Afternoon

2-4pm - Old Barn Hall, Church Road, Bookham KT23 3PQ

Traditional Brass Band Concert.

ARTIST/ORGANISATION: Mole Veterans Brass Band
SOCIAL MEDIA: John Cook 01372 459596, W: moleveteransband.org.uk
ADMISSION: FREE with donation boxes

music
Wed 16 Oct

Wednesdays at Christ Church

12.30-1.30pm - Christ Church (United Reformed), Epsom Road, Leatherhead KT22 8ST

Distinguished young organist Polina Sosnina gained her BA at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where she was Organ Scholar and director of several successful vocal groups. She now holds Scholarship posts in two of London's great churches. After this concert there will be tea, coffee and time to chat. Level access throughout, including toilets. Plenty of parking on site.

SOCIAL MEDIA: W: musiconthursdays.org, F: MusicOnThursdaysLeatherhead
ADMISSION: Free concert with a retiring collection - Check website for full programme info

music
Wed 16 Oct

The Band of the Surrey Yeomanry Charity Concert

7-10pm - Ashcombe School, Ashcombe Road, Dorking RH4 1LY

The Band of the Surrey Yeomanry will be hosting a charity concert to raise funds for the SJP Charitable Foundation, in aid of The Amber Foundation, a homelessness centre in Ockley working to transform young people's lives.

SOCIAL MEDIA: T: Kelsey Offord 07879 415716, W:amberweb.org, F: AmberFoundation, T: AmberFoundation, I: Kelsey Offord
ADMISSION: £10

music-folk
Wed 16 Oct

An evening with Dorking Folk Club

8.30-10.45pm - 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA: W: dorkingfolkclub.org.uk
ADMISSION: £3.00 – no booking required

spoken-word
Thu 17 Oct

Shining Light in Life’s Shadows

8:00 pm - The White Horse, High Street, Dorking, RH4 1BE

Life is ridiculous! Join Jacky in a night of spoken word as she shines light in the shadowy part of being human.

£10, including glass of wine.

Tickets: ticketsource.co.uk/lightinlifesshadows

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

magic
Fri 18 Oct

The Close-Up Show

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

An intimate evening of close-up magic, trickery and sleight of hand featuring world class magicians from The Magic Circle Three performers will amaze and entertain from just inches away. AUDIENCES LOVE US! "It far exceeded all our expectations - it was just fantastic!"

Tickets: £17.50

www.theleatherheadtheatre.com

horticultural
Sat 19 Oct

Apple Day 2019

10am - 3pm - Village Greens Farm Shop at Denbies, London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA

Join the Dorking Community Orchard in celebrating the English apple harvest! There will be apple pressing, apple themed activities, music and morris dancing. Yummy apple drinks and food. You can bring your own apples to have pressed for juice.

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

exhibition fun-day
Sat 19 Oct

Working with Texture

11am - 4pm - Boxhill Village Hall, Boxhill Road, Tadworth, KT20 7JT

East Surrey Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers invite you to come a see our display of work exploring textures with fibres. We shall be demonstrating a wide range of Crafts and Skills and there will be an opportunity for visitors to 'have a go'. Refreshments will be available.

Free
www.creativefibres.org

dance
Sat 19 Oct

LeRoc Modern Jive Two Dance Hall Ashtead Nights

7:45 pm - Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, KT21 2BE

LeRoc Surrey presents modern jive dancing at this excellent venue. Tonight we offer a chance to dance in two different dance halls with different music styles on the same night within the same venue. No lessons. Free parking alongside hall. Bar. Come with or without a partner, all welcome. Hot drinks & cakes @ 10.30pm. Up to 200 people dancing.

Colin Shaul 01737 769600
info@leroc.dance
leroc.dance

Mon 21 Oct

Wilderland Film Festival

7:30 pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

Wilderland is a brand new film festival bringing important, breathtaking stories from the natural world to the big screen, made by independent filmmakers from around the globe. These ground-breaking short films will offer you unparalleled insight into some of the world’s most incredible wildlife, from snow leopards to orangutans to humpback whales.

£16.50, Concessions £14.50

www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

dance
Tue 22 Oct

LeRoc Modern Jive Dances & Classes (a Dorking location special)

7:30 pm - Betchworth Hall, Station Road, Betchworth, Dorking, RH3 7DF

LeRoc Surrey dance classes/practice freestyle evening. Start any week & learn how easy is our “fun, laughter & dance" style. We have over 7,000 local members in 18 years. Start with/without partner. Doors open 7.30pm, Beginners class start 7.50pm.

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

Colin Shaul 01737 769600
info@leroc.dance
leroc.dance

creative-writing
Tue 22 Oct

"At Home with the Moles"

2 - 4.30pm - Meeting Room, Our Lady & St Peter's Church Hall, Garlands Road, Leatherhead, KT22 7EZ

The Moles Creative Writing Group invites you to a presentation of members' work - stories, essays, memoirs in prose and in verse -with a break for for refreshments and chat, and an invitation to comment and participate.

£3 includes refreshments.

 

music
Tue 22 Oct

Wishbone Ash: 50th Anniversary Tour

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

Wishbone Ash are proud to celebrate 50 years of continual touring and recording, always at the highest level. It’s a remarkable milestone few bands have achieved. In this specially-extended show you will be taken on a unique journey through the band’s illustrious history. Expect to hear all the classics.

Tickets: £23, £25

www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

music-jazz
Tue 22 Oct

Watermill Jazz presents Kathrine Windfeld Sexte

8.30pm - 10.30pm - Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1NZ

Danish pianist and composer Kathrine Windfeld, a rising star on the European jazz scene, made her debut at Watermill Jazz with her big band last year to great acclaim. She makes a welcome return this year with a handpicked sextet of leading young Scandinavian musicians. Arrive at 7pm and have a delicious hot buffet before the concert for just over £10.

£23.00. Members £18.00.Students £9.00.Free ticket offer for Under 25s.

watermilljazz.ticketsource.co.uk

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

A Playathon - a 12 hour musical marathon

10am - 10pm - Christ Church (United Reformed), Epsom Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8ST

Gareth Giles has generously offered to entertain us with a showcase of fireworks for Piano, Piano Duo and Organ in a 12 hour marathon session to raise funds for the Leith Hill Musical Festival. From 10am to 6pm the hourly sessions are informal with free entry. The evening concert begins at 7.30pm.

Evening concert £10

lhmf.org.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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