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What's On

Epsom Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival

Over 70 free events!
5 - 12 October
Various borough locations
All are welcome. This year's theme is Joys and Sorrows. for more information and to download this year's brochure with timetable and listings of activities please visit www.epsommentalhealthweek.org.uk

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Join in! The Big Draw Epsom

Free exciting drawing activities for anyone and everyone.
Saturday 5 October; 11am - 3pm
Epsom Square and Epsom Library
The Big Draw comes to Epsom for the third time with the theme of 'Drawn to Life'. Meet and draw with lots of local artists, art educators and designers. For further information and for details of activities please visit: https://www.facebook.com/TheBigDrawEpsom
The Big Draw Epsom is supporting Epsom Mental Health Week (5-12 October) and Libraries Week (7-12 October).
Taking place every October, The Big Draw is a global festival for anyone who loves to draw, as well as for those who think they can't!
Follow on Twitter: @DrawEpsom; Facebook: @The Big Draw Epsom; Instagram: @thebigdrawepsom

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This month at the Epsom Playhouse

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The Sound of Music
Wednesday 9 October and Saturday 12 October; 7.30pm
Hinchley Manor Operatic Society present the  Rodgers & Hammerstein musical family favorate. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. This remains the most popular musicals of all time.

Jesus Christ Superstar
Tuesday 15 October – Saturday 19 October; 7.30pm
Epsom Light Opera Company present the biblical story of Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical has no spoken dialogue and is considered a modern rock-opera. Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel and the leadership of Rome.

The Rubettes
Sunday 20 October; 7.30pm
This is a tribute to the music of the Rubettes. Featuring original lead vocalist Alan Williams. 70’s Icons the Rubettes broke onto the scene in 1974 with their worldwide number one hit ‘Sugar Baby Love’ followed in the ensuing years by a further 14 International hits including ‘Tonight’ ‘Juke Box Jive’ ‘I Can Do It’ and ‘Baby I know’.

UK Pink Floyd Experience
Wednesday 23 October; 7.30pm
Featuring eight top flight musicians and a world class crew, this concert-based production authentically recreates the atmosphere of a Pink Floyd live performance, including impressive video projection on a large circular screen and a stunning light show.

Fastlove – A tribute to George MichaelGeorge
Thursday 24 October; 7.30pm
Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael tribute show. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar that is George Michael.

Abbamania
Friday 25 October; 7.30pm
Europe’s leading ABBA tribute, Abbamania continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage. Abbamania is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from ‘Waterloo’ to ‘Dancing Queen’ which will have you dancing in the aisles.

Vienna – Classic and Romantic
Saturday 26 October; 7.30pm
Epsom Symphony Orchestra present
Consecration of the House Overture  Beethoven
Rosamunde – Entr’acte no. 3             Schubert
Piano Concerto no. 24 in C Minor       Mozart
Symphony no.1                                   Brahms

Once Upon a Princess
Monday 28 October; 12pm and 4pm
The ultimate pop princess party Once upon a Princess is heading out on the road for its first ever UK tour. This smash-hit glittering production features all your favourite fairytale princesses, plus a soundtrack of top pop hits and movie musical classics that will have the whole audience singing and dancing.

Carole – The Music of Carole King
Tuesday 29 October; 8pm
Featuring not only songs from the Carole King songbook but also songs that were written and recorded by some of the greatest artists and songwriting partnerships and iconic artists such as Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, The Shirelles, The Monkees, The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Little Eva, Herman’s Hermits and James Taylor. This incredible journey through the music that defined an era will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles.

Islands in the StreamIslands
Wednesday 30 October; 7.30pm
Celebrating the Queen and King of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty! This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the Country and smash hit Islands in the Stream.

We Love Little Mix – The Ultimate Little Mix Party
Thursday 31 October; 2.30pm
If you love Little Mix you are going to just L.O.V.E this show! Featuring four fantastic singers and dancers who really capture the look, the sound and all the dance moves of one of the UK’s best loved Girl-Bands.

Magic

Close Up Magic
Saturday 26 October; 7.30pm
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.

Superslam Wrestling
Sunday 27 October; 3pm
You’ve seen it on television and now you can see it live when All Star Superslam Wrestling returns to The Epsom Playhouse with an extravaganza of high-flying action that will feature all of your favourites! Why not come along and boo the villains or cheer for your heroes, as some of the country’s top ring stars clash in a two hour action-packed spectacle that will have you on the edge of your seats!

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 13 and 27 October; Sellers 7.30am - 12.30pm. Buyers 9am
Epsom General Hospital Staff Car Park, Dorking Road, KT18 7EGFamilyHistoryday
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.

October 2019

Free entry! Family History Day
Saturday 5 October; Anytime between 10am – 4pm
Ewell Library, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF
Who do you think you are? Trace your ancestors with Epsom and Ewell Local and Family History Centre. For more information visit www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk email: EpsomandEwellHC@yahoo.co.uk  

Mayor of Epsom & Ewell charity event - Mayoress’s Fashion Show
Tuesday 8 October; 7.15pm
St Joseph’s Church, St Margaret’s Drive, Epsom, KT18 7JQ
Doors open at 7.15pm, show starts at 7.45. A live catwalk show with time to try on and buy stunning clothes at great prices (glass of prosecco or soft drink included in ticket price). Cost £8.An evening of fashion and fun hosted by travelling trends. For more information visit: https://mayorscharitiesepsom.org.uk/

Ewell Horticultural Association - 'The Capable Mr Brown'
Tuesday 8 October; 8pm - 10pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UFEwellHortAssn_Talk
A talk by Russell Bowes about the life and career of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown - who changed the face of England forever. Cost: £3 members; £4 visitors includes refreshments. For more information visit www.ewellhortassn.co.uk

Conquest Art Annual Exhibition
Tuesday 8 October – Saturday 19 October
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF
Conquest Art is a charity inspiring people with disabilities and long term health issues to discover their creative energy and build self-confidence through art. We are proud to show our members' achievements in our yearly exhibition. For more information visit: www.conquestart.org  

Echo’s of the Past
Thursdays 10 October, 14 November, 9 January, 13 February; 2pm - 4pm
Ewell Court House, Lakehurst Road, Ewell KT19 0EB
Sponsored by Ewell Court House Organisation (ECHO). Recorded music from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Featuring the bands and their singers from the 1940's to the best of popular music from the 1950 to the 1970's. Music from stage and screen plus your musical requests! Admission: £3 for ECHO members, £4 for non-members. For more information please contact: Grant 020 8393 3078.

2nd Cuddington Scout Group Jumble Sale
Saturday 12 October; 2pm – 4pm
Rowe Hall, Salisbury Road, KT4 7DD
Refreshments are available. For more information email: scouts2ndcudd@aol.com  

Music from Stage & Screen
Sunday 13 October; 2pm - 4pm
St Michael's The Sanctuary, 4A Church Street, Ewell Village KT17 2AS
Come and hear the Waldegrave Ensemble wind quintet perform music from movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter and The Incredibles to stage shows like Fiddler on the Roof and Porgy & Bess and classic MGM films such as the Wizard of OZ and Singing in the rain. This family concert is suitable for all ages. Teas, coffees and freshly baked cakes will be served in the interval. Cost: £12 adults, £10 concessions, £5 child/student. Tickets can be booked in advance online (10% discount for advance bookings) or purchase at the door from 1:30pm on the day. To book online see: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/waldegraveensemble/music-from-stage/2019-10-13/14:00/t-pxgjao  

The Friends of Nonsuch event
Tuesday 15 October; 2.30pm
Museum Wing, Nonsuch Mansion, Nonsuch Park, SM3 8AP
The Worcester Park Vibrant Ukulele group will be playing and signing a variety of songs old and new. Cost: Members - free; Non-members - £6. Refreshments included. For more info email: friendsofnonsuch@yahoo.co.uk

The Abdication 1936 - A Lovers' Tale or Coup d'etat?
Wednesday 16 October; 2pm - 5pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF 
This friendly talk will explore and examine the constitutional crisis that arose over the issue of the King's intended marriage to Mrs Wallis Simpson. While this was a unique event in itself, it also casts light on the social attitudes of the day, as well as giving us an insight into the workings of the political establishment of the 1930s. Edward VIII's readiness to forsake the throne in order to marry an American divorcee has become a focal point for debate, rumour, half-truth and gossip ever since, and carries issues and implications that resonate today. Book online at wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 and quote ref: C3744384. Cost £18.

London Bus Museum - Transportfest
Sunday 20 October
Brooklands Museum, Weybridge KT13 0QS
Featuring AEC vehicles of all types. An event for all road transport vehicles, not just AEC, with horse and motor bus rides. Also fun and attractions for the whole family. For more info visit www.londonbusmuseum.comEpsomChamberChoir

Epsom and Ewell Art Group Autumn Exhibition
Tuesday 22 October - Saturday 2 November; 9.30am - 4pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF 
Free entry. The exhibition is not open on Sunday 27th October and Monday 28th October.

Songs of Farewell
Saturday 26 October; 7.30pm
Christ Church, Epsom Common, Epsom KT19 8NE
Discover works by two very different composers writing in the turbulent years of the early twentieth century as Epsom Chamber Choir launches its new season. Cost: £14 in advance, £16 on the door, under 18 free. For more information visit: www.epsomchamberchoir.org.uk  

Mayor of Epsom & Ewell charity event - Portsmouth Trip
Sunday 27 October
Family day out, shopping, history, treasure hunt and prizes. Tickets are £15 for adults and £10 for children aged 10 and under. For more information visit: https://mayorscharitiesepsom.org.uk/ 

Bourne Hall Museum activities

Kids Club sessions

Hitler’s Vengeance weapons
Saturday 12 October; 1pm - 2.30pm
13 June 1944 was the day the first flying bombs hit London. Known as the 'doodlebugs' or 'buzz bombs' on account of the distinctive sound they made when in flight, 29 of these V1 Flying Bombs fell in the borough during June - October 1944. They killed 13 people and injured 251. destroyed 86 properties, seriously damaged a further 200 and inflicted blast damage on 9,000 more. Find out more about the history and more at this session.

Kids Club sessions cost £5 each per child (includes 1 accompanying adult). Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club is for young people 8+ who love history. For more info visit http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/BourneHallMuseumClub.html

Half term activities:

Halloween arts and crafts

Thursday 31 October; two sessions: 10.30am - 12noon; 1pm - 2.30pm
Hear some grizzly historic stories and have creative fun making Halloween arts and crafts. There are two sessions which are the same. Cost: £8 per child £1 sibling discount.

Guided Halloween walks Pumpkin

Don't miss these popular walks which are open to all ages. Pre-book in advance to avoid disappointment. Cost £5 per person.

Discover the darker side of Ewell

Discover the darker side of Ewell’s history with a guided tour around its historic heart. Hear tales of local folk who won’t stay dead, ghostly coach crashes and discover the story of Joan Butts Ewell’s witch. Are you brave enough to dare to tread where the Resurrection Men once stood whilst you learn about their grisly trade. Experience for yourself what it was like to be imprisoned in Ewell’s 18th century jail- be careful you don’t get left behind.

Wednesday 30 October
Walk 1: 2pm - 3.30pm (suitable for younger children)
Walk 2: 7.30pm - 9pm

Thursday 31 October
Walk 1: 5pm - 6.30pm (suitable for younger children)
Walk 2: 7.30pm - 9pm

Friday 1 November; 7.30pm - 9pm

Epsom Ghost trail

Tuesday 29 October; 2pm - 3.30pm

Meet at Guitar Guitar, 6 Church Street, Epsom KT17 4NY. A walk around the town including Church Street, Ashley Road, South Street and ending in the Market Place to discover tales of Epsom’s ghosts from the 1770's until the 1940's. Hunted pubs, wicked lords, highwaymen, ghostly pupils that did not go home, ghostly music and a little known ending to the Epsom Riot. Uncover the secrets of some of the towns best known buildings from the Cedars, the Clock Tower and the Assembly Rooms, discover why some of their former occupants may still be there! Walk will finish in the Market Place.

To reserve your space for Kids Club session and to book your place for the guided Halloween walks or for further information please contact David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF. Tel: 020 8394 1734. Email: dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk Visit What's On at: www.epsom-ewell.gov.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! Visit the Walks page on our website to discover a range of walks that take place across Epsom and Ewell.  

Countryside guided walksHortonCountryPark

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.  

Bowsaws and Broomsticks
Sunday 6 October; 2pm - 4.30pm
Join in for a Sunday afternoon stroll around Horton Country Park with one of our countryside team and find out more about all the work our volunteers carry out to help manage this local nature reserve. Meet at the Information Centre in the Park at 2pm.

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). No pre-booking required. 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

Fungus Foray
Sunday 13 October; 10.30am - 12.30pm
Free admission. After our very popular Fungus Foray last year, Dick Alder and Mike Waterman from the West Weald Fungus Recording Group will be returning again this autumn.  Join them to find and record the many varieties of fungus to be found on Epsom Common. 

Meet at the Stew Pond car park noticeboard, Christ Church Road, B280, Epsom. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear, duration of walk about 2 to 3 hours. For more info email: ecovols@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/

80th Birthday Quiz Night

Friday 18 October
Sutton and Epsom Rugby Club
As part of their 80th Birthday celebrations, Citizens Advice Epsom and Ewell are holding a fundraising quiz night. Fish and Chip dinner will be served, with dietary requirement options available. Sign up as a group table of eight or alternatively in a small group or as an individual. There will be a raffle and auction on the night including prizes from Black Burgers, Odeon and All Things Nice in Ewell.
For further information please contact Alicia, email: pf@caee.org.uk

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Epsom markets

EpsomMarkets

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 varied 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 6 October. 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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