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Are you looking for an evening out or maybe something different to do at the weekend?

Well look no further. Here you'll find a range of events taking place in Surrey and the surrounding area.

 

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23 January         Band of Burns - Harlequin Theatre, Redhill  

As we approach Burns Night, the Band of Burns is taking place at the Harlequin Theatre.

The show is a unique collaboration between 12 highly-respected folk musicians who have come together to create a 2 hour spectacular show to celebrate the life and works of the poet Robert Burns. The show features, among others, Rioghnach Connolly, singer with Afro Celt Sound System, the band The Breath and the award-winning Scottish rabble-rousers The Langan Band.

The Band of Burns is at the Harlequin Theatre on Wednesday 23 January.


23 January                   Stephen K Amos - Epsom Playhouse

The highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos comes to the Epsom Playhouse with his tour, Bouquets and Brickbats. As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen’s main aim is to cheer us up.

Forget everything that’s going on in the world and immerse yourself in the warmth of one of the most likable figures in British Comedy. You can see him at the Epsom Playhouse on Wednesday 23 January.


25 January                   Judy Collins - Harlequin Theatre

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism.

After 50 years in the music industry, she's still performing and you can see her at Redhill's Harlequin Theatre on Friday 25 January.


26 January                   Close Up Magic - Epsom Playhouse

Prepare to be amazed! An Epsom Playhouse regular, Close Up Magic is one of the most impressive forms of the art and this unique format showcases some of the best and most skillful exponents.

Audiences get to experience the magic in an informal, close up setting, often taking part themselves and witnessing the impossible from only inches away.

An intimate evening of close up magic, trickery and sleight of hand. The magic takes place at the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 26 January.


26 January                   Burns Night Celebration - Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

There's no need to travel to Scotland to celebrate Burns Night, as Denbies are throwing a fun and lively celebration which includes a ceilidh dance that will be sure to get you on your feet for the whole night. The meal includes sparkling wine, a four course meal including haggis, 'neeps and tatties' a.k.a. swedes and potatoes and more.

And of course it's taking place on Saturday 26 January at the Denbies Wine Estate near Dorking


29 January                   Jazz Café: Quinto - Electric Theatre

If you like jazz, there's a sizzling evening of Latin Jazz at Guildford's Electric Theatre's Jazz Cafe ! The jazz band Quinto will play the rhythms of Brazil and Cuba with a Jazzy vibe.

Their show features Portugese-born Raul D’Oliveira whose insatiable stage presence is matched only by his extraordinary skill on the trumpet and flugelhorn. 

This concert is at the Electric Theatre in Guildford on Tuesday 29 January.


31 January - 1 February     Falling Through the Cracks - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Falling Through the Cracks is a powerful play highlighting how we can all be one step away from losing everything.

Having lived on the streets for over a decade, Ben finds himself trapped in a world of no escape - where thoughts of entering the land of the so-called living seem like an impossible task. That is until he meets Beth.

The cast take Nicholas Durrant’s writing, twisting it on threads of passion, rage, sadness and humour.

You can see this play at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Thursday 31 January and Friday 1 February.


2 February                   Barbara Dickson - Harlequin Theatre

At the Harlequin Theatre on Saturday 2 February, you can see Barbara Dickson and her band in concert.


4 February                   Ian McKellen - Richmond Theatre

You can see the acclaimed actor Ian McKellen on stage with Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others - and You at the Richmond Theatre.

Ian McKellen is celebrating his 80th birthday by touring a new solo show. The performance starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with him on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting.

You can see Ian McKellan at Richmond Theatre on Monday 4 February.


6 February         Chinese New Year - Redhill Library

The Chinese New Year isn't that far off. If you want to find out about the traditions behind this colourful event, there's a talk by Falun Dafa at Redhill Library on Wednesday morning at 10.30 at Redhill Library. Admission is free.


Until 17 February                 Wind In The Willows - Polka Theatre

When Mole abandons spring cleaning for the delights of the  riverbank, he has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead. With Toad’s obsession for all things fast causing chaos it falls upon his friends Ratty, Mole and wise old Badger to save him. But that means coming face to face with the ferrets and weasels of the Wild Wood.

This delightful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of friendship and bravery will take you on a journey through the seasons.

This play is being performed on various dates until the 17 February.


Until 17 February                 In The Winter Wood - Polka Theatre

"In The Winter Wood" - a newly devised, interactive story inspired by winter stories from around the world, created by storyteller Jan Blake. 

When Pig and Goat discover they’re being fattened up for a winter feast, they decide to run away to find a little house in the winter woods, where they can live happily together. Along their journey they meet Goose, Hare and Cockerel, who offer their special skills to help build their new home.

This play is also being performed on various dates until the 17 February at Wimbledon's Polka Theatre.  


24 February       Tree of Ages Antique Fair - Nutfield

If you're looking for a bargain or in interesting collectable, the Tree of Ages Antiques & Collectors Fair is taking place at 'Robert Denholm House' in Nutfield on Sunday 24 February. It runs from 9am until 3pm and further details can be found on their website.