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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 the Surrey and Sussex area.

Open House London
The annual Heritage Open Days take place on 7 to 10 September.

Now in its silver anniversary year, Open House London is a city-wide celebration of the buildings, places, and neighbourhoods where we live, work and play.

The initiative is a simple but powerful concept: for one weekend in September hundreds of great buildings of all types and periods open their doors to all, completely for free.

Each year a quarter of a million people take the opportunity to get out and get under the skin of London's amazing architecture.

The full list can be found on their website but below are a selection if events.

Lunchtime Music at St Matthews Church in Redhill
Every Thursday there is a lunchtime concert lasting up to an hour at St Matthews Church in Station Road – Redhill.

On Thursday 21 September – it’s “Trio Pierne” featuring Lois Geldard on Flute, Clare Deniz on chello and Alan Brown on piano.

The 28th sees a Piano Recital from Max Neale.

These concerts start at 1.10pm

Jazz in Dorking
19 September – the Danish vocalist and saxophonist Mads Mathias will be performing new songs as well as some jazz standards.

26 September – The Mike Gibbs Big Band 80th Birthday Celebration. Mike Gibbs is the birthday boy and his 18 piece band will be playing a wide range of jazz.

It takes place at Betchworth Park Golf Club frim 8.30 to 11pm

Family History Talk
The Reigate and District Family History Group have a talk on Thursday 21 September called "Hit A Brick Wall – Where Do You Go Next?"

Elizabeth Owen will offer help finding resources for your research.

Where:  The talk takes place at St Mark’s Hall – Alma Road – Reigate
When:  21 September 7.30 for 8pm

For further information, call Jackie Johnson 01737 766 135 (evening only).

Hawth Theatre in Crawley
Jazz Lunch with Mike Piggott’s Hot Club Trio – Sunday 17 September  12 – 2.30pm

The Gruffalo – a 55 minute show for younger children. Monday 25 September at 2pm and 4,30pm and Tuesday 26th at 11am and 2pm

Martial Arts Charity Open Day
Fusion Martial Arts are holding an open day to raise funds for St Catherine's Hospice. There is a bouncy castle and guess how many balloons are in a Mini.

When:  Sunday 24 September frpm 1 to 4pm
Where:  Innes Pavilion, Thornton Close, Horley.

1970's Disco
Revive the spirit of the 1970's at St Matthew's Church Hall, Station Road, Redhill

When:  Saturday 7 October from 7.30pm
Tickets:  Adults £8 and Children £3

A light buffet is provided but bring your own drink!

Guildford Ghost Tours
Discover a side of Guildford you never knew you wanted to know.  It's a truly horrible way to spend an evening. The Ghost Tour of Guildford has been amusing, informing and repulsing the public for over a decade.

Tours run every Friday night until the end of November (and on October 31st)

Meet at 8pm outside Holy Trinity church at the top of the High Street.

There is no need to book and tours run regardless of the weather.

Quiz night
Garibaldi pub, Mill Street, Redhill.

Every other Thursday from 8.30pm. The next is on 28 September

Cost, £2 per person and maximum 5 people per team.

Just turn up.  

Nearly New Sale
Organised by the
Dorking NCT

Where:   North Holmwood Village Hall, Dorking.
When:    10.15 on Saturday 30 September.

Run Reigate 2017
The award winning Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon will take place at 9:15am on
Sunday 17th September 2017.

Make A day Of it!

The ever popular Jellyfish Food Festival will be back again in 2017, offering a huge choice of delicious food for spectators and runners from 8am when you can breakfast like a king.

The Move Revolution Kids Active Village in partnership with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, will also be back offering a huge selection of FREE activities for kids of all ages to enjoy with climbing walls, crazy golf, giant inflatable assault courses, bouncy castles, hockey, face painting and much more.

And the award winning Boogie Monsters children's entertainment group who will be there to entertain your little monsters.

Run Reigate have helped raise in excess of £500,000 in 3 years for local charity partners and hundreds of UK charities. If you want to add to this total by ‘Running Reigate’ for one of the amazing charity partners you can sign up as part of the online registration process or you can contact the charities directly.

Charity Partners
Run Reigate are excited to have the The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in partnership with George and the Giant Pledge as their 2017 Star Charity Partner. 

Continuing their focus on locally based charities Run Reigate are also supporting proud to now have seven amazing charity partners:

·         The Children’s Trust

·         The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

·         Samaritans of East Surrey

·         The Patrick Evans Foundation

·         St Catherine’s Hospice

·         Stripey Stork

·         YMCA East Surrey

Further details of the event can be found here.

Redhill Library 
Do you need help using computers and the internet? Make an appointment with the Library's Digital Buddy who can offer free, one to one, support.

To see exactly what a Digital Buddy can offer and when sessions are available at this and other libraries please check their Digital Buddy page.

Redhill Centre for Local and Family History 
Interested in your family's history? Volunteers are available to help you with local and family history.

First and third Saturday of each month, from 2pm to 4pm.

Second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. 

More details are here.

Gatton Park
From February to October, Gatton Park is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month.

Guided tours are available throughout the afternoon or by prior arrangement and last approximately 2 hours. Golf buggy tours are available on the day for those who are unable to manage Gatton's steps and slopes. 

Free activities are available at each Open Day for children and families to enjoy as they walk around.

Refreshments available in Gatton Hall and dogs on a lead are welcome in the park and gardens.

When: Sunday 1 October.

Cost of entry: £5 per adult, children free. 
Opening times: 1.00pm - 5.00pm. 

Further details on Gatton Parks website.

Therapy Sessions for Young people
YMCA East Surrey’s offering rebound therapy sessions for young adults aged 18 or over who have a wide range of support needs and disabilities, using trampolines to provide therapeutic exercise to build fitness, concentration, stability, co-ordination, balance and confidence.

Individual 30-minute sessions at the Sovereign Centre in Slipshatch Road have a cost element – find out more from Stuart Longstaff on 01737 222 859 or email him.

Men's Shed
The Age Concern Men’s Shed in Weldon Way, Merstham, is a fully  fitted and heated workshop with all tools and timber supplied, plus as much tea as you can drink. 

It’s open on Tuesdays to Fridays 9.30am – 3pm: those attending should be over 55 and live in postcodes RH1 or RH2. 

There are more details on their website or to find out more, call them on 01737 645 636.



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