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Events across Epsom and Ewell

Here’s a round-up of some of the events across the Borough that we know about (some of these are organised by other groups and the Council is not responsible for the activity).

To find out what is happening in Epsom and Ewell across the year, visit the What's on section on our website

Charity Car Boot Sale supported by AutoTest, Ewell in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund
Sundays 5 & 26 August; 7.30am - 12.30pm
Cars £10, Small vans, MPV and 4WD £12, larger vans from £15, Trailers £3 each. Refreshments available. Toilets on site; main bus route - buses stop outside.  All entrance monies and vehicle fees will go towards the purchase of medical equipment for Epsom General Hospital which will benefit the local community. All profits from individual sales are for sellers to keep. No booking necessary. Hard standing so not cancelled due to rain. Do come along and support us either as a buyer or seller and who knows you might find that certain item you were looking for. Tell your friends! Help us help you! For more information visit www.emef.org.uk

July 2018Epsom Common Day

Epsom Common Day - celebrating 400 years of the Well & Epsom Salts
Sunday 29 July; 11am-4pm
Stamford Green, Epsom
Free entry. Entertainment, fun and information for all the family. Come and enjoy a great day out! To find out more and to keep up to date visit www.epsomcommon.org.uk  

Stage & Screen
Sunday 29 July; 2pm - 4pm
St Michael's Church, The Sanctuary, 4A Church Street, Ewell Village, KT17 2AS
With their debut CD due for release this August the waldegrave ensemble are hosting a pre-release celebration concert. This will feature music from Stage & Screen such as Fiddler on the Roof, Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, songs from classic MGM films such as ‘singing in the rain’ and ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ alongside a performance of music from their debut CD which will be available at the concert.Book tickets in advance online through TicketSource for a 10% discount, tickets will also be available on the door. Online Box-office: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/523319Ensemble website: http://www.waldegrave-ensemble.com. Cost: £10 Adults, £8 Concessions, £5 children & studentsEpsomandEwellArtexhibition

August 2018

Creative Writing Group - August holiday special
Friday 10 August; 2.30pm - 4pm
Stoneleigh Library
For Children 8+ and others. For more info visit www.surreycommunity.info/stoneleighcommunitylibrary

Talk on local history
Saturday 11 August; 10am-11am
Auriol Park Cafe, Auriol Park, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park KT4 7AP
Come and join the free talk on local history.

Epsom and Ewell Art Group Summer exhibition
Monday 13 - Sunday 26 August; 9.30am - 5pm
Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA
Free entry and parking. Tea rooms available on the ground floor. Art by local artists at affordable prices. For more info visit www.epsomandewellartgroup.co.uk Painting by Maureen Jones.

Heroes and Champions - summer holiday club
Tuesday 28 - Friday 31 August; 10am-12.30pm
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom
For children aged 5 - 15 years. Fun, stories, drama, crazy science, fantastic craft, challenges and much more! £5 per child per day. Free playgroup/creche for helpers' children under 5. Booking forms available from the church office or from www.epsommethodistchurch.org.uk, email: holidayclub@epsommethodistchurch.org.uk, phone: 01372 728535. Book your place now!

September 2018

Epsom Camera Club - Open evening
Monday 10 September; 8pm - 10pm
Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom KT19 9HG
Enjoy photography? Then come along to your local camera club's open evening. New members and visitors welcome. For more info visit www.epsomcc.org.uk

A day for all - Creatures Great and Small
Saturday 22 September; 12noon - 6.30pm
St Mary's Ewell
A day for children and adults to enjoy a variety of activities including: Nature Trail; Pets as Therapy; Surrey Wildlife Trust; Bugs Hotel; Secrets of the Beehive; Mouse Trail; Owls; Chi Kung; hotography competition; crafts for children; children's singalong and Swop Shop. For more info and the full event programme visit www.stmarysewell.com or call the Parish Office on 020 8393 2643.

Ewell Horticultural Association's Autumn Show
Saturday 22 September; 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Blenheim High School, Longmead Road, Epsom KT19 9BH
Free admission. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the displays of autumn flowers at Ewell Horticultural Association's final Show of 2018.There will also be classes for cookery and floral art plus plants, bulbs and garden sundries for sale. There is no charge for entry, the 418 bus stops nearby and we offer refreshments with homemade cakes.

Epsom Common Day

2018 marks the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Epsom well which led to Epsom becoming a spa town visited by Charles II.

To celebrate, join in for Epsom Common Day 2018, a community open day, on 29 July on Stamford Green between 11am-4pm.EpsomCommonDay

This will be a fun-packed family day with something for all ages!

The Common covers 436 acres, is Surrey’s largest local nature reserve and has two mediaeval fish ponds.

Epsom Common Association supports the long term preservation and protection of Epsom Common, a local nature reserve and site of special scientific interest. They work in partnership with us, the Lower Mole Partnership and Natural England. The ECoVols (Volunteer group of Epsom Common Association) carry out conservation tasks on the Common throughout the year.

The Common Day will have stalls demonstrating the way that the Common is maintained, falconry displays, a mobile farm, Epsom & Ewell Silver Band, Epsom Hospital Radio, a Riding for the Disabled demonstration, BBQ (at the Cricketers PH from 12pm), beers from ‘Fuzzchats’ (a micro-brewery associated with the Jolly Coopers PH), history and nature walks, children’s activities at Christ Church with refreshments all day, fantastic raffle prizes and much, much more!

The day has been made possible through generous donations from individuals and companies when the event was announced, and successfully crowd-funded, back in April with a local company CoProCo.

The event is free to all, however due to restricted parking the organisers would ask that you come on foot or public transport if possible.

For more information and to see the programme of events please visit www.epsomcommon.org.uk

Round the Borough Hike - it's back!

The popular Round the Borough Hike takes place on Saturday 8 September.walk

Now in its seventh year, this predominantly off road 20 miles walk offers the chance to explore the diverse open spaces within Epsom and Ewell.

Setting off from Horton Country Park at 8.30am; the family friendly route takes between six to nine hours depending on length and frequency of breaks (and visits to local hostelries)!

The route is available to download and view on a smartphone - this is not essential as for the day, the route is fully marshalled, signposted and physical maps are available.

Are you up for the challenge?  While the there is no charge to take part, we do ask that you register in advance, so that we know how many are coming and can be suitably prepared.

All the information you need, including registration and the smartphone app can be found at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/rbhb

Call for volunteer marshals

Would you be willing to volunteer at our forthcoming Round the Borough Hike?

In order to deliver this event we need to ensure we have plenty of marshals out on the route as well as helping at the registration desk. We would be ever so grateful if you would consider supporting this event and offering to volunteer for 2-3 hours at some point between 7am – 5.30pm on Saturday 8 September. To make things easier we have developed an on-line registration form for our volunteers so if you are interested and available to help please complete the form by clicking the link below.
Once submitted your form will be sent directly to the Leisure team at the Town Hall  and will only be processed by them and no other third party.

https://www.cognitoforms.com/EpsomEwellBoroughCouncil/RoundTheBoroughHikeVolunteer

 

Celebrating the end of WW1

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Special screening of War Horse

To commemorate the centenary of the end the first world war, the SSAFA team in Surrey are hosting a special evening on Saturday 1 September in the magnificent grounds of Gordon’s School, near Woking.

War horseSSAFA, the Armed Forces charity was the only British military charity in existence at the outbreak of the WW1 and it helped thousands of families while their men were away fighting at the front. SSAFA Surrey will remember those who served a hundred years ago, and those who supported them, during this special evening. The proceeds from this event will go towards SSAFA's work supporting the current generation of servicemen and women, veterans and families in Surrey who still need our help.

The highlight of the evening will be an open-air screening of the critically acclaimed film War Horse, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Michael Morpurgo’s book.

 

So, come and join us with your family and friends. Bar and refreshment facilities will be available and, of course, you are welcome to bring along picnics.

Saturday 1 September
5.45pm (film starts 7.45pm)
Gordon’s School, West End, Woking, Surrey GU24 9PT

For tickets and more information:
www.eventbrite.co.uk SEARCH: War Horse Surrey
www.ssafa.org.uk/surrey
www.facebook.com/SSAFASurrey

Energize Epsom and Ewell

Energize Epsom Ewell

#DYK: Leisure Listings is a free online directory of leisure facilities and organisations within Epsom and Ewell. To promote your club or organisation please visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/leisurelistings and complete a permissions form. 

For sport opportunities taking place across the borough visit our website - www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk There's something for everyone!

Follow @epsomewellbc on Instagram! For sporting and leisure opportunities throughout the year; scenic images of your borough's countryside and a showcase featuring our very own Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2018 Young Ambassador team! If you have had sporting success or have some wonderful images of your walks out and about in the borough do tag us in your pics using #yourepsomewell

Team Epsom & Ewell keep up their fantastic Specsavers Surrey Youth Games record! TeamEpsomEwell
The 2018 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games proved to be another successful campaign for Team Epsom & Ewell. The annual event attracted 383 registrations from young people aged 7-16 based in the borough who had the opportunity to take part in free training sessions in up to 12 sports.

168 participants were selected to represent Team Epsom & Ewell and take part in the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games finals weekend on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June. Overall Team Epsom & Ewell secured 11 medals. This medal haul included Gold medal performances in senior boccia and boys and girls judo; the first time Epsom & Ewell have won gold in these events in the Games history! Team Epsom & Ewell medal success also included - Gold medals in cricket, rugby and junior squash; Silver medals in junior badminton, lacrosse and senior squash and Bronze medals in junior boccia and boys hockey. The medal haul was the highest amongst all of the boroughs and districts in Surrey and only Woking won more gold medals. To view this year’s results or to find out more about the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games visit: www.activesurrey.com/SYG To view the medal tally click here

Ebbisham Sports ClubTry Sport! Junior Summer Camps
Mondays 30 July, 6, 13 & 20 August; 9am–3.30pm
Ebbisham Sports Club, Eastway, Epsom, KT19 8SG
For juniors aged 7-14 years old to learn and play seven different racket sports. The sports include badminton, squash, racketball, tennis, touchtennis table tennis and pickleball (a new sport from America!). Sessions are led by professional coaches and there will also be opportunities for the participants to get involved in social games. There will also be a few additional surprise sports including African drumming, archery and fencing! Cost: Non-members £28 per day (or £25 per day if booking 2 or more days). Members £25 per day (or £20 per day for 2 or more days). Contact: Admin Team, email: admin@ebbisham.com; phone: 01372 720647. To find out more visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/ebbishamsportsclub/events Website: www.ebbisham.com

Surrey Wheels for All are back! SurreyWheelsforAll
Thursdays; 1.30pm–3.30pm
The Harrier Centre, Ewell, Poole Road, West Ewell, KT19 9RY
Surrey Wheels for All (SWFA) are back with their weekly adult cycling programme at the Harrier Centre in Ewell. SWFA are run by the National Inclusive Cycling Charity, Cycling Projects. The aim of the project is to remove barriers to cycling, especially for people with disabilities. SWFA offers adults of all abilities the opportunity to cycle either independently or with their family as part of a group. There are a range of different bikes that can be used for the session and SWFA even have some new bikes to show off!
Contact SWFA to find out how to try out a range of adapted cycles including handcycles, trikes and tandems. The charity are also keen to hear from potential volunteers who might want to support the project. Cost: £3 per session (no booking required). Contact email: SWFA@cycling.org.uk; phone: 07790 757216.

Girls football sessions in EwellWildcatsfootball
Saturdays (weekly); 10.30am–11.30am
Poole Road Recreation Ground (The Harrier Centre), Poole Road, West Ewell, KT19 9RY
Epsom & Ewell Colts FC are running a SSE Wildcats Training Centre for Girls for the first time this summer. SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. The sessions are open to girls aged 5-11 of all abilities and will be running throughout the summer. Cost: £2 per player (per session). Contact, email: willthesaint@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.thefa.com/play-football

Pride of Lions Winter Cricket Coaching CoursesPrideofLondonCricket
Surrey Cricket have released their winter cricket course programme for October 2018 - March 2019. The courses are for participants aged 4-16 years old and feature - player reports, talent ID for Surrey CCC, coaching for all abilities.
There are courses running across eight venues across Surrey, including Ewell Castle and the Kia Oval. Contact: Katie Baker, email: kbaker@surreycricket.com; phone: 0207 820 4190. To find out more visit: http://prideoflions.co.uk/get-playing/coaching-courses/ Website: www.prideoflions.co.uk

Explore Epsom and Ewell

Get closer to nature and enjoy the outdoors with our various guided walks. Explore your local nature reserves, discover your borough's history and boost your health and wellbeing too!

Countryside guided walks

After Dark Bat Walk on Epsom Common EpsomCommonBatWalk
Saturday 8 September; 7.30pm - 9pm
Advance booking only! It's one of our popular walks, so please do book early. Find out more about the lives of these fascinating flying mammals that live on Epsom Common local nature reserve. Meet at the Stew Pond car park off Christchurch Road (B280), Epsom. Sorry, no dogs allowed on this walk.

All guided walks are with a member of our countryside team and take approximately 2.5-3 hours and can cover up to 3 miles. Walks cost £5 per adult, £2.50 per child (16yrs or under). Please wear appropriate clothing. Stout boots for walks and a raincoat when it’s wet. Please leave your dog at home on walks that involve looking for animals; otherwise they are welcome on a lead. Please note that walks may be subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions. To book a place please contact one of our Countryside Team, email: contactus@epsom-ewell.gov.uk phone: 01372 732000 or visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk 

Epsom Common Association walks
This series of free nature walks on Epsom Common are organised by the Epsom Common Association. They are led by local experts and are an excellent way to discover some of the many birds, insects and wildflowers that can be found on the Common.

Fungus ForayFungiEpsomCommon
Sunday 9 September; 10.30am - 12.30pm
Join Dick Alder and Mike Waterman of the West Weald Fungus Recording Group to find, identify and record the varying and interesting types of fungus to be found on Epsom Common.

Meet at the Stew Pond car park noticeboard at 2pm, Christ Church Road, B280, Epsom. Wear suitable footwear and clothing to suit weather conditions, walks will last 2-3 hours. For more information visit: www.epsomcommon.org.uk

Epsom and Ewell health walks
Epsom and Ewell health walks cater for all abilities. There are shot beginners walks on Mondays for those who are just getting back into exercise. There are also hour long walks on Wednesdays and Sundays for anyone who would like to walk a little further and at a faster pace. Walks are free and there is no need to book. You can just turn up at your chosen venue and join in.

For more information and to view the programme of walks visit www.epsomandewellhealthwalks.org.uk/

Epsom markets

Epsom Markets

Held in the Market Place by The Clock Tower in Epsom, there's something for everyone!

Traditional Epsom Market Takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am - 4pm and features around 20 stalls from fruit and vegetables, clothes, hardware, fabric, pet foods, flowers, seafood, shoes and other speciality goods, they all offer something special for free: a welcoming smile.

Epsom Farmer's Market: Next on Sunday 5 August. Takes place on the first Sunday of the month from 9.30am - 1.30pm, this market is a treasure trove of fresh, tasty and attractive local produce. To find out more, come to the market! For more info visit - http://www.surreymarkets.co.uk/epsom-market/

Local Enterprise Market Takes place on the last Sunday of the month and is a chance for local businesses and sole traders to show their wares - whether they make a product or offer a service.

Street Traders The Market Place also has a small number of regular Street Traders that trade across the week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays selling DIY products, fruit and vegetables and hot food.

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