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
The 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Hampson
Until 12 March 2019; 9.30am - 5pm
Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
An exhibition about the life of the gifted illustrator Frank Hampson who came to Epsom in the early 1950s is on display at Bourne Hall Museum. The display will include original artwork which has been loaned by Peter Hampson, Frank’s son, including a front page of the Eagle – drawings of Treens, Therons and other alien characters from the comic – and covers drawn by Frank for the popular Ladybird books and the popular annuals. Don't miss this popular exhibition!
Charity Car Boot Sale supported by AutoTest, Ewell in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund
Sundays 3, 17 & 31 March; 8am - 12.30pm
Epsom General Hospital KT18 7EG
Cars £10, Small vans, MPV and 4WD £12, larger vans from £15, Trailers £3 extra. Refreshments available. Toilets on site; main bus route - buses stop outside. All entrance donation 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 or call 020 8337 8181.
Epsom Book Fair
21 - 23 February
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom KT18 5AQ
Epsom’s hugely popular Annual Charity Book Fair is now in its 18th year. Held over three days at Epsom Methodist Church in Ashley Road, this annual event supports the work of a variety of national and local charities including Action for Children and scouting and guiding in Epsom. Many thousands of quality books at bargain prices will be on offer, plus delicious lunches and refreshments. For more info call 01372 728535 website: www.epsommethodistchurch.org.uk
Epsom and Ewell Art Group Spring Exhibition
4 - 17 March; 9.30am - 5pm
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking RH5 6AA
Art by local artists at affordable prices, free parking and entry. For more info see www.epsomandewellartgroup.com
Guide and Brownie Jumble Sale
Saturday 9 March; 1.30pm - 3pm
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom
Admission 50p. Refreshments available. In aid of Epsom Methodist Brownies, Guides and Rainbows.
Ewell Horticultural Association - Land of the Giant Vegetables
Tuesday 12 March; 8pm (AGM for members 7.30pm)
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell Kt17 1UF
A talk by Ian Clemens. Free Admission. Refreshments available. Visitors always welcome. For more info see www.ewellhortassn.co.uk
News sounds for spring - Epsom Choral Society
Saturday 16 March; 7.30pm
St Martin’s Parish Church, Epsom
Wake up your ears this spring with the fresh sound of contemporary choral works at a concert to be held by Epsom Choral Society. For more info see: http://www.epsomchoral.org.uk
Surrey Fire & Rescue Epsom and Banstead Open Day
Saturday 16 March; 11am - 3pm
Epsom Fire Station
For more information please see: www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/fire-and-rescue/fire-station-events
Epsom Garden Society - Spring Pruning
Monday 18 March; 8pm
St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom
Join in for a talk by Mark Saunders, head gardener at Fittleworth House in West Sussex, for a talk on 'pruning'. Refreshments and raffle. Visitors welcome. Contact Cathy on 07821 277708 for further details.
The 39 Steps - Sutton Amateur Dramatic Club
20 - 23 March; 7.45pm
Adrian Mann Theatre, Ewell KT17 3DS
Tickets £13 For more info see www.ticketsource.co.uk/sadc
Epsom Garden Society Spring Show
Saturday 23 March; 2pm - 4pm
St Martin's Junior School, Ashley Road, Epsom
Free admission and parking. Plant sale, raffle, refreshments. Display by the Surrey Groups of the Alpine Garden Society.
Barb and Andy's Quiz Night is back!
Friday March 29; 7pm for 7.30pm
Unity Hall, United Reformed Church, Church Street, Epsom
In aid of new Epsom & Ewell Community Hospital (NEECH) with special guests the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell. Tickets £13 each includes Fish n Chips supper. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Email Barb to book your team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ewell Horticultural Association Spring Show
Saturday 30 March; 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Blenheim High School, Longmead Road, Epsom KT19 9BH
Free admission. Tea and cakes, plant sale, raffle, cookery, floral art, photography, craft & design, garden sundries. All welcome! For more info see www.ewellhortassn.co.uk
Murdered to Death - Worcester Park Dramatic Society
4 - 6 April; weekdays 8pm, Saturday 2.30pm
Adrian Mann Theatre, Ewell KT17 3DS
Tickets £11. For more info see www.wpds.co.uk or call 020 8337 2125.
Epsom and Ewell Town Twinning Association Quiz Night
Friday 5 April; 7.30pm (entrance from Depot Road car park)
Unity Hall, Epsom United Reformed Church, Church Street, Epsom KT17 4PW
Bring your friends and make a team of six or eight players, or just come along and join in with other guests. Everyone welcome. Cost £12.50 per head for a fish and chip supper. Chicken or vegetarian option available. Bring your own drinks. To book your place, please email: email@example.com
Ewell Horticultural Association - 'The work of the RNLI on the River Thames'
Tuesday 9 April; 8pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
A talk by Richard Bywaters from the RNLI. Cost: £3 members, £4 visitors includes refreshments and raffle, visitors very welcome. For more info see www.ewellhortassn.co.uk
This spring, it's super!
Herald of Spring is back on Saturday 9 March at Bourne Hall celebrating spring in all its different guises - it's blooming marvellous!
There will be beautiful floral displays and a show garden from Ashtead Park Garden Centre along with the Mayday Flower Club, and shows by local countryside groups. You can visit the What’s On In Epsom Spring Market with arts, crafts and jam. Enjoy a break with tea and cake in the coffee shop.
Children can cheer on the Hobbledown Puppet Show and dancer’s, be amazed by Close Up Magic’s trickery and sleight of hand, marvel at the Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club with heroic Viking sagas and join in with the ‘feel-good’ kids’ activities from the Rainbow Leisure Centre.
Come dressed as a super hero to Herald of Spring and win a prize! There are three age groups - up to 5, 6 to 9 and 10 upwards. Amazon gift vouchers as prizes 1st £30, 2nd £20 and 3rd £10. All entrants will get a prize. The competition will be judged at 2pm.
It’s all FREE! Fantastic fun for all the family.
Herald of Spring, Saturday 9 March, 9.30am to 5pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF
New sounds for spring
Wake up your ears this spring with the fresh sound of contemporary choral works at a concert to be held by Epsom Choral Society on Saturday 16 March at 7.30pm at St Martin’s Parish Church, Epsom.
The Epsom Choral Society, currently in its 97th season, will sing four outstanding pieces that have become classics in their own right. Among the performers is Surrey treble, 12-year-old Alexander Gillan, a chorister at Guildford Cathedral. The concert is a bit of a departure from the Epsom Choral Society’s usual repertoire. There will be much percussion involved, full use of the St Martin’s organ and even some sound effects produced by the singers clapping, slapping their thighs and clicking their fingers to depict a crashing rainstorm!
The featured works – a colourful and contrasting selection – are as follows:
Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, written 50 years ago, takes its text from the Book of Psalms in the original Hebrew and presents it in one of the jazziest of settings. The solo of the beautiful setting of Psalm 23 will be sung by the highly talented Alexander Gillan.
Morten Lauridsen’s Nocturnes is a choral work of radiant beauty. Lauridsen is described by Gramophone magazine as “the brightest star in the firmament of the American choral scene … a remarkable balance between the contemporary and the timeless”.
Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst – is inspired by the experience of the composer witnessing a desert cloudburst, with the choir imitating the sound of rain. Eric Whitacre is a Grammy-winning American composer loved by choirs all over the world.
Bob Chilcott’s Songs and Cries of London Town – Bob Chilcott, described by the Observer newspaper as “a contemporary hero of British choral music”, is renowned all over the world for his exceptional choral writing.
The concert is being given at St Martin’s Parish Church on Church Street, Epsom at 7.30pm on Saturday 16th March .
Entry is £15, or just £7.50 for students and under-18s.
Also playing are the Regent Chamber Ensemble, Marion Lea on the piano and Peter Jaekel on the organ. The conductor is the Epsom Choral Society’s Musical Director Julian Collings.
For more info see: http://www.epsomchoral.org.uk
The New French Club of Epsom & Ewell
- • Improve your knowledge of French and French culture
- • Socialise with others with similar interests.
- • Presentations given by expert/native French speakers
- • Benefit from films/learning aids & opportunities to speak
- • Regular social events, Bastille day lunch, visits, etc.
Led by a native speaker and past president of the Cercle Français of Sutton, sessions will be held monthly between January and July at Glyn Hall, Cheam Road, Ewell, KT17 1SP, starting at 7pm.
For further information, please contact Mrs Colette Burch-Avarre on: 0208 393 3890 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The month ahead at the Epsom Playhouse
Champions of Rock - Friday 1 March - The authoritative Queen concert show performed live, in a two-hour rock spectacular! Be part of the ultimate celebration of one the biggest bands to have ever graced the stage. Champions of Rock recreates the magic, fun and showmanship of Queen’s touring days, as they played to millions of people every year.
Legends of Romance - Saturday 2 March - This exciting evening concert from Epsom Symphony Orchestra features Rimsky-Korsakov's inspired orchestral fantasy ‘Scheherazade' which describes the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor in glittering musical colours. Tchaikovsky's dramatic tone poem Francesca da Rimini starts the concert, which will also feature award-winning trumpet player Matilda Lloyd who will perform the brilliant Arutunian Trumpet Concerto.
Let's Hang On - Thursday 14 March - The world’s first and longest-running tribute to the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons celebrates ten years at the top. Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own sound and sold over 175 million records before they turned 30. Oh what a story. . . Oh what a show. . . OH WHAT A NIGHT!
Milkshake! Live - Sunday 24 February - Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen! Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and Floogals, alongside two Milkshake presenters, this brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet! It’s a family show not to be missed!
Henning Wehn - Sunday 3 March - You couldn't make it up; surely the German comedy ambassador and TV panellist favourite Henning When, hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going!
Tinder (the comedy) - Friday 15 March - Kaz is finally getting married to Tony, which means Shaz and Maz need dates for the wedding, proper dates, not hook-ups. Shaz is a total Tinderella but Maz hasn’t had a man since her ex left her ten years ago for the local anorexic trolly dolly with the bubble perm. But that’s about to change…
Lucy Porter - Saturday 16 March - A brand new stand-up show from a TV and Radio 4 favourite. Always warm, witty and thought-provoking, this is Lucy’s best show yet. She muses on what we receive from our ancestors and what we pass on to future generations. Lucy’s inherited dodgy knees and global warming from her parents, but can she leave a better legacy for her children?
The Story of Me - Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 March - Laine Theatre Arts’ Children’s Department presents ‘the adaptation from Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker Stories. Join Tracy and her friends at The Dumping Ground as they journey through the challenges of living in foster care. This touching story has been freely adapted as a dance spectacle, showcasing the young talent of Laine Theatre Arts.
Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope - Thursday 28 February - A solo show which debuted to rave reviews at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival. Naked Hope depicts the legendary Quentin Crisp at two distinct phases of his extraordinary life. Firstly in the late 1960s in his filthy Chelsea flat and then New York in the 1990s, where a much older Crisp, embraced by society, regales the audience with his sharply-observed, hard-earned philosophy. Naked Hope is a glorious, truthful and uplifting celebration of a genuinely unique human being, and of the urgent necessity to be yourself.
My mother said I never should - Tuesday 26 March - a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom. The play details the lives of four women through the immense social changes of the twentieth century. In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter, Margaret, to mind her manners and practise the piano. In 1969, Margaret’s relationship with her own daughter is strained, as art student Jackie experiments with her new found sexual freedom. When Jackie becomes pregnant at 18 and has baby Rosie, a decision is made that will affect all their lives irrevocably.
The Little Shop of Horrors - Wednesday 27 to Thursday 28 February - Ewell Castle School presents the delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood!
9 to 5 - Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 March - based on the sensational 1980 hit movie, the musical is set in the late 1970's, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concert a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss.
Who's at The Playhouse - Sunday 3 March – time traveling back to the early years of Doctor Who with two of the programme’s earliest stars, Carole Ann Ford (the first Doctor’s granddaughter, Susan) and Wendy Padbury (the astrophysicist, Zoe, who stowed away on the second Doctor’s Tardis). Materialising in Epsom for a rare on stage interview together, followed by a celebrity autograph panel, professional photograph studio, and more!
For full information and to make a booking online visit www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk or call (01372) 742555 / 742227 or like us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/EpsomPlayhouse
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! Visit the Walks page on our website to discover a range of walks that take place across Epsom and Ewell.
Countryside guided walks
Epsom Common history walk
Sunday 17 March, 1pm - 4pm
Discover Epsom Common's past on this guided history walk with one of our Contryside team. Meet at Stew Ponds car park off Christchurch Road at 1pm. No pre-booking required.
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: email@example.com phone: 01372 732000 or visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.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/
Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club
Saturday 23 March; 1pm - 2.30pm
The Legions of Rome march into Ewell - discover what it was like to be a Roman soldier! Learn about the weapons and tactics and enjoy listening to tales from a legionary of how he trained and fought.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit What's On at: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk
For more info visit http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/BourneHallMuseumClub.html
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!
Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2019 - registrations for Team Epsom & Ewell are open!
Aged 6-16? Be part of this year's Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, register online today for a chance to play for Team Epsom & Ewell at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/syg
Now in its 23rd year, the county's largest sport competition offers young people aged 6-16 a fantastic opportunity to receive free coaching in a wide range of sports - Badminton, Boccia (a sport for young people with learning difficulties and physical impairments), Boxing (contact and non-contact), Couch to 2k running for fun, Football, High 5 Netball, Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Netball, Squash, Table Tennis and Tennis.
To be eligible to compete for Team Epsom & Ewell at the Games, participants must live or go to school in Epsom and Ewell and meet the specific eligibility requirements of the sport(s) they have chosen (age, gender and playing standard). All of the sports only allow players of sub-county standard to participate and in all sports participants must be non-club members.
Free training sessions take place from April to June. Please register online as soon as possible as some sport entries may close if they reach the maximum number of registrations.
Participants selected to represent Team Epsom & Ewell at the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games finals weekend on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, will compete with teams from ten other Surrey boroughs and districts. Team Epsom & Ewell will once again be sponsored by Better.
Last year 168 young people represented the borough at the Games. The free training sessions led by local sports clubs in the borough, offer participants a chance to play their chosen sport after the Games have finished.
Don't delay! Visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/syg to register online and for details of training times, dates and venues.
Help others, help yourself – try volunteering
Volunteers are reckoned to be healthier, happy and more plugged into their local community than the general population. Older volunteers gain most from being more active and socialising while younger ones can gain new skills and enhance their CV. And helping others intrinsically makes us feel good about ourselves.
If you’re over 16 and would like to dip a toe into the world of volunteering, the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is looking for helpers around the weekend of 15/16 June. The Games are the biggest annual youth sporting event in the county and have been running for 22 years, but they couldn’t take place without a small army of supporters who help in event and general spectator management. To find out more and see just what volunteering can offer you, visit http://www.activesurrey.com/syg/how-to-volunteer
Save the date! Round the Borough Bike
Sunday 12 May
Start and finish at Horton Country Park local nature reserve
Register online for free for this year's event at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/rbhb This popular annual event is open to all ages and abilites and covers a 20 mile, mainly off road route across the borough's plentiful open spaces and nature reserves.
Ebbisham Sports Club, Eastway, Epsom KT19 8SG
Ebbisham Racketball Adult & Junior graded half-day tournaments
Sundays 17 & 24 March
To enter or for more info, email: Jo Robinson at email@example.com visit www.ebbisham.com
Ebbisham Sports Club Open Day
Saturday 13 April; 10am - 5pm
Free entry, no need to book! Exciting action-packed day for everyone. For more info contact Club Office, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 01372 720647 or visit www.ebbisham.com Facebook @EbbishamSportsClub
Easter Tennis Camps at Epsom Sports Club
9 - 12 & 15 - 18 April; 10am – 3pm
Epsom Lawn Tennis Club, Woodcote Road, Epsom KT18 7QN
Absolute Tennis are running fun and varied tennis camps for 4-14 year olds that combine games, skill development and team competitions and are run by the club’s coaching team. The camps are a great taster for tennis but also a more condensed way to help develop the tennis skills. They are fun and something great to do with friends or family. Cost: £28 a day (or £92 for 4 days). For more information please contact Mike Lavey (Head Coach) on 07734 602063 or email email@example.com
Rainbow Leisure Centre, East Street, Epsom KT17 1BN
New! Women’s only walking football
Launch day Tuesday 26 February; 1pm - 2pm
Join us for a brand new women only walking football session in the Sports Hall, open to all ages and abilities. Our female football coach will take players through their paces with warm-ups and match play. Cost: £2.95 per session. Book your place at reception today or call: 01372 727 277.
Wednesdays (term time only); 4pm - 4.45pm (ages 5-8 years), 4.50pm - 5.35pm (ages 8-11 years)
Our football coach focuses on children having fun whilst learning. Each session includes drills, skills and mini matches to encourage team work and communication. Cost: £70.00 (14 week block). For more information call 01372 727 277.
Tuesdays (term time only); 2.15pm - 2.45pm
The perfect introduction to the wonderful world of dance! Little ones aged 3-4 year can take their first steps through music and movement following the RAD syllabus and is a fun way to develop balance, co-ordination and motor skills. Cost: £70.00 (14 week block). For more information please contact Joe Sawyer on 01372 727 277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or to book a place vist the Better website.
Sport and leisure funding opportunities in Epsom and Ewell
Are you county level in your chosen sport? You could apply for FACS membership!
FACS (Free Access for County Sportspeople) is an initiative which aims to provide county level performers with the support that they require to help them reach their full potential.
The Epsom & Ewell FACS programme is open for applications from sportspeople of any age who:
• live in the borough
• represent their county in their chosen sport
The Epsom and Ewell FACS scheme is a partnership between Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, The Harrier Centre, NESCOT, and the Rainbow Leisure Centre. For more information, including conditions of use and how to apply, please our website www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/facs.
Epsom and Ewell Sports and Leisure Council is a voluntary group made up of people who are actively involved in sports clubs and organisations within our borough. The Sports and Leisure Council's objective is to support individuals and groups to pursue higher standards in sport and leisure. The Sports and Leisure Council holds regular meetings and can provide grants to both individuals and clubs in order to help them achieve their sporting and leisure goals.
Applications are invited from sports and leisure clubs as well as individuals for grant aid up to a maximum of £500 for clubs and £300 for individuals towards sport equipment purchase and training enhancement. All applications will be considered on their merit and how they meet the grant aid criteria.
For more information including the grant aid criteria and application forms please visit see our website
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 3 March. 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.