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 16 & 30 September; 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
Surrey Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society Flower Show
Sunday 9 September; 2pm - 4.30pm
Toyota (GB) PLC, Burgh Heath off Reigate Road
Entrance free. Fabulous displays of dahlias and chrysanthemums. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome.
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
Ewell Horticultural Association - Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
Tuesday 11 September; 8pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
A talk by Dr Timothy Utteridge. Admission, members £3; visitors £4 includes refreshments and raffle. For more info see www.ewellhortassn.co.uk
Epsom Garden Society Autumn Show
Saturday 15 September; 2pm - 4pm
St Martin's Junior School, Ashley Road, Epsom
Free admission and parking. Plant sale, raffle, refreshments.
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. For more info see www.ewellhortassn.co.uk
This month at the Epsom Playhouse
MGM the Musicals - Wednesday 5 September - Award winning singer Robert Habermann sings the songs and tells the story of the magical MGM musicals - from their humble beginnings at the start of the talkies in 1929.
Bye Bye Baby - Thursday 6 September - Back by popular demand, Bye Bye Baby takes you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose songs graced such films as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing and Grease.
Beyond Faith - Saturday 8 September - this tribute to George Michael is a brilliant spectacle and journey through the musical legend’s hits. This year celebrates 31 years of the landmark album ‘Faith’. Experience this multi-award album played live, in full, along with some of his other hits including the incredible Wham songs.
Genesis Connected - Thursday 13 September - This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Genesis Connected celebrates the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics.
The Roy Orbison Story - Friday 14 September - He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music. Barry Steele takes on the role with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the ‘Big O’.
An evening of musical variety - Sunday 16 September - In aid of The Friends of The Royal Marsden Sutton and Tenovus Cancer Care, with a donation to the South East Cancer Support Group. Featuring a brass quintet, opera singers, acoustic singer songwriters, a harp ensemble, three performers and the Sutton Sing With Us Choir.
Clare Teal and her TRIO - Thursday 20 September – Swings the Thing; a celebration of popular music from award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal. Clare’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling. Upbeat and uplifting to the extreme, guaranteeing a night to be remembered.
The Counterfeit Stones - Friday 21 September - The Counterfeit Stones are more than a tribute to the Rolling Stones, they're a complete re-enactment. The theatre production is essentially a mockumentary of the Rolling Stones' colourful history from 1962. The repertoire, instruments and clothes faithfully match those of the originals, and the show has been affectionately described as a masterpiece in 'fraud rock and hooky nostalgia'.
Instant Sunshine - Sunday 9 September - Best known for their long association with BBC Radio’s Stop the Week, Instant Sunshine’s unique and original humorous songs, laden with self-parody, have delighted audiences at home and abroad for decades. As a musical comedy team they have been described as brightening up the dullest of days with their timeless entertainment.
Joe Pasquale - Wednesday 19 September - Joe Pasquale burst on to our TV screens on ‘New Faces’ and now he’s on his 30th anniversary tour ‘A Few Of His Favourite Things’; a celebration of his best cack, plus some surprises on the way! Let your inner child loose and learn to laugh and play again.
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly - Saturday 22 September - I don’t know why she swallowed a fly... but The People’s Theatre Company do! Now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life. Come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart-warming family fun.
Benedict Allen - Sunday 23 September – the adventurer-explorer tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea, during which he filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become concerned for his wellbeing.
For full information and to make a booking online visit www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk or call (01372) 742555 / 742227 or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instragram @EpsomPlayhouse
Round the Borough Hike - it's back!
If you haven't registered already, register today for the popular Round the Borough Hike, Saturday 8 September.
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.
Are you up for the challenge? Setting off from Horton Country Park at 8.30am; the challenge is to complete the full 20 mile route in one day! The family friendly route takes between six to nine hours depending on length and frequency of breaks (and visits to local hostelries)! You can complete the hike at your own pace or set yourself a challenge to achieve a milestone.
Certificates will be awarded to those completing the full 20 miles. Those who completed the Round the Borough Bike earlier in the year and go on to complete the Hike will also get a special keepsake.
Some of last year’s participants who took part in the Hike even raised money for charity. This year's participants are once again invited to raise money for a charity of their choice.
Participants must wear suitable footwear as the route covers a variety of terrain and is uneven in places; and be prepared for the weather. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, bikes, roller blades/skates are not permitted for the Hike and dogs must be kept on a lead and under control.
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.
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
Nonsuch Park open day
The park is hosting its annual open day, where some of the groups who use the park showcase what they do and how you can join in.
The A-Z of user groups will all be present from apiculture and BMX bikers to the Nonsuch Voles and walking groups (okay so not quite A-Z but close)!
Don't miss this free event! A great day out for the whole family at our favourite park.
Heritage open days
Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE
Within Epsom and Ewell, we are aware of the following - note these are not organised by us, please pay particular attention to any requirements requested by the organisers.
Saturday 8 September; 10am - 4pm
Horton Chapel, Haven Way, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 7HA
Pre-booking required - There are a limited number of spaces, booked on a first-come first-served basis. See: http://www.hortonchapelproject.org/heritageopenday
Take a look inside grade II-listed Horton Chapel - the last surviving chapel of Epsom's vast, pioneering Victorian psychiatric hospital cluster - before renovation work begins to transform it into an exciting venue for arts and culture. Horton Chapel, also known as Harewood Hall, was built in 1901 by Victorian architect G T Hine, famed for designing what were then called asylums. It was the asylum chapel for Horton Hospital. This impressive building has been vacant for several decades and has recently been saved by a bid from a group of local residents with a vision to renovate the chapel and run it as a not-for-profit centre for arts and culture, including a multimedia exhibition on the history of the 1000-acre psychiatric hospital cluster, and the people who lived and worked there.
On Heritage Open day, visitors will be able to hear about the history of the building and its context in treatment of, and attitudes towards, mental health and disabilities.
Access: There are no toilets or facilities of any kind on site. The building itself is partially wheelchair accessible but the ground around the site is currently very uneven with long grass and no path. There is no parking on-site. Children must be supervised at all times by an adult.
Nonsuch Mansion House
Sunday 9 September; 9am - 4pm
Off Cheam Rd/Ewell Rd A232 at Cheam Gate on corner, park and walk 200 yds
As part of Nonsuch Open Day, visit Nonsuch Mansion House and see what life was like below stairs in this building designed by Jeffrey Wyatt in 1802. Rooms open include the kitchen, sculleries, pastry and game larders, and the wet and dry laundries. Exhibition of rare stained glass from over 400 years.
Ewell Court House
Sunday 9 September; 11am - 3.30pm
Ewell Court Avenue, off Kingston Road (westbound lane only) down Ewell Court Avenue and follow signs at foot
A nouveau-riche Victorian couple, Henry Bridges and his bride Edith, transformed this 17th-century mansion into a small country house in 1879, with gun store and billiard room. It feels as if the butler, cook, and housemaids could come back at any minute.
Durdans Riding School
Friday 14, Saturday 15, Sunday 16 and Monday 17 September; 9am - 12noon
Off Chalk Lane, access from Woodcote Road: KT18 7AX
A rare chance to visit the historic racing stables of Lord Rosebery, the racing Prime Minister, used as a stud from 1874 until his death in 1929. Here were bred or trained eleven horses that won Classics including three Derby winners. See the Grade II* listed Indoor Riding School built in 1881 – possibly the last one still in equestrian use. Built by George Devey, pioneer of the English vernacular style, it boasts Dutch gables and diaper-patterned brickwork. Visitors will also have the chance to see the newly restored graves of the four Epsom-trained horses that have won the Derby – Amato, Ladas, Sir Visto and Cicero.
St Mary the Virgin, Cuddington
Saturday 15 September:; 11am - 5pm
The Avenue, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 7HL
A chance to see inside St Mary’s Church, designed by local architect John Alick Thomas and opened in 1895; Victorian and modern stained glass; walk-round leaflet; display about St Mary’s. Special exhibition: Women of Worcester Park, Cuddington, Old Malden and North Cheam through the centuries; ‘400 Years of Worcester Park’ exhibition.
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September; 9am - 10am and 10.30am - 11.30am
Royal Automobile Club, Woodcote Park, Wilmer hatchLane, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 7EW
Visit Woodcote Park, home to the world-famous Royal Automobile Club where you will see the recently renovated Motor House – winner of the 2017 Surrey Heritage Awards – before enjoying a guided tour of some of the historic clubhouse and grounds. Due to the nature of the property and how it has evolved, large parts of this tour are outside in the splendid grounds so outdoor clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended. Pre-booked guided tours (25 people per tour) only, go to https://woodcoteparktours.eventbrite.co.uk
Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club
Saturday 8 September; 1pm - 2.30pm
Enlist into our Gladiator School and discover the role of a gladiator within Roman society. Learn about the different types of fighting and weaponry. Witness the resident Gladiators demonstrate their skills. Will it be thumbs up or thumbs down? Are you brave enough to survive the arena? Come and learn how to be a gladiator and put your new-found skills into practice. Will you be a Murmillo, Secutor or perhaps a Provocator? Was it really history’s most deadly sport?
Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club is for young people 8+ who love history. Sessions cost £5 per child, includes one accompanying adult. Please meet in the foyer of Bourne Hall. Places are limited, to reserve your space or for further information please contact David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF. Tel: 020 8394 1734. Email: email@example.com Visit What's On at: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk
For more info visit http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/BourneHallMuseumClub.html
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
Bow Saws & Broomsticks!
Sunday 7 October; 2pm-5pm
Join one of our countryside team for an early autumn stroll around Horton Country Park local nature service and discover the vital work of volunteers in helping manage the reserve. Meet at the Information Centre adjacent to the public car park.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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/
Help to Buy Home Show
Celebrating the end of WW1
Sunday 23 September
A day in Bourne Hall Park celebrating the end of First World War
In the morning from 10am-1.30pm, Bourne Hall Museum will be giving some idea of what life was like for the men at the front with demonstrations and re-enactors.
There will be a celebration concert in the afternoon from 2pm-4pm, rejoicing in the end of the war.
Organised by the Royal British Legion and featuring:
- Epsom Light Opera Company
- Epsom Male Voice Choir
- Ewell Castle School
- Ewell St Mary’s Morris Men
- Oatlands Park Pipe Band
- Sandra Gayer, Soprano
- St Mary's Ewell, Parish Choir
Culminating in an audience led singalong.
Entry by £2 donation, raising funds for the Royal British Legion.
Dress up in your best red, white and blue, dust off your Union Jack blanket, bing along a picnic and join in!
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move inside.
For more info check out the What's on section at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk
Surrey Wedding Show at Bourne Hall
Energize Epsom and 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
Keeping Children Safe in Sport
Monday 1 October; 7pm - 9.30pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
Cost: £5.00 (covers venue hire and light refreshments)
Book at: bit.ly/SafeInSport
A multi-sport event supporting club welfare officers in sports clubs and organisations across Surrey as part of Parents in Sports Week.
The list of guest speakers will cover topics such as:
• Child Sexual Exploitation
• A Guide To Understanding Mental Health
• How To Manage Spectator Behaviour
• Online Safety
• Guide To Radicalisation
• The Prevent Strategy
Join Ebbisham Sports Club’s Social Rackets Morning
Jo Robinson, Ebbisham Sports Club Development & Membership Co-ordinator, took some time to tell us about Ebbisham Sports Club’s weekly rackets sessions.
What sports are involved in Ebbisham Sports Club’s Social Racket mornings?
Badminton, squash, racketball, tennis, touchtennis, tabletennis and pickleball (from America!). All the equipment is provided for each sport.
Who are the sessions for?
For adult men and women of any age and ability, but particularly those wanting social games in a friendly club environment.
Why do you think the sessions have proved so popular?
These morning sessions give parents, part-time/flexi-hour workers or semi and retired people an opportunity to learn and play a variety of racket sports with others of a similar standard. It is also a chance for adults to get back into sports they may have played previously for fun and health reasons, rather than competition. The sessions can improve participants’ physical, mental and social well-being if continued on a regular basis.
When do the sessions take place?
Thursday mornings from 9.30am-12noon. There is an optional break where participants are free to have a chat halfway through!
How much experience do you need to take part?
No experience is necessary. We welcome complete beginners or those who have played before. Everyone is very friendly and games are setup to mix all abilities.
What would you say to someone who said they worry they might not be fit enough to take part?
Some of the racket sports like pickleball and tabletennis are very gentle exercise and you can do as much or as little as you wish. Some people play for an hour and then spend the rest of the time chatting over coffee whilst others last the whole two and a half hours without a break! However, coming regularly will definitely improve physical strength, balance, co-ordination and fitness.
How can people find out more?
By calling Jo or Lorna in the Ebbisham Office on 01372 720647 or via email at email@example.com. You can also take a look at our website or Facebook page for more info.
Are there any special offers potential members could take advantage of?
We currently have a ‘Bring a Friend’ offer where two people can participate for the price of one. We also have occasional open days where we waive the usual joining fees.
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 2 September. 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.