Epsom Vegan Market is here to stay!
Surrey Vegan successfully trialled their market in Epsom a couple of times last year. Luckily for local vegans, foodies and discerning shoppers, it's continuing into 2020 — and it's getting bigger.
For the most part, it’s all about food. Conscientious consumers can wander through the stalls on the fourth Sunday of the month. You can expect to see local vegan brands, peddling everything from vegan cupcakes and handcrafted award-winning pies to exotic fruit teas and lassi.
When you're done eating and drinking, you can spend time perusing fashion and skincare, without having to worry one iota about flesh, dairy or cruelty.
Epsom Vegan Market – 4th Sunday of the month, 10.30am – 3.30pm, Market Place, Epsom.
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
Sutton and Epsom NCT Sling library
Saturday 25 January; 10am - 11am
Roots Coffee Shop, Epsom Methodist Church, 11-13 Ashley Road, Epsom KT18 5AQ
Come along to talk all things babywearing with our volunteers and other parents, and try out a variety of slings suitable from newborn to toddler. For more info see: https://www.nct.org.uk/events/sutton-epsom-district/sutton-and-epsom-sling-library
Epsom Symphony Orchestra – Family Concert
Sunday 26 January; 3.30pm
Peter and the Wolf - a colourful concert of musical animals for all the family. Tickets available from The Epsom Playhouse Box Office 01372 742555/742227. Cost: £10 each (£5 children, £8 senior citizens and students); Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £25. Full programme and details from www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk
Creative CHARGE Careers Fair
Friday 31 January; 1pm - 4pm
Business School Reception - UCA Epsom
For more info email: email@example.com; facebook.com/ucacareers; twitter.com/ucacareers
Epsom & Ewell Gin & Run evening
Friday 7 February; 6.30pm - 11pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
Purchased handpicked Gins and Rumbs by the glass from our expert distillers (bottles also available to buy - to take home); free glass for all ticketholders on arrival; free drink for all ticketholders; live entertainment; foods available to purchase; ales, local wines and soft drink available to purchase. To book tickets visit: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/surreyfoodfestivals/327542
Epsom and Ewell Town Twinning Assocation Quiz Night
Saturday 8 February; 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 outher guests. Everyone welcome! Cost £13.50 per head for a fish and chip supper. Chicken or vegetarian option available. Bring your own drinks. To book your place, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Epsom Rotary Roaring 20’s Fund Raising Ball
Saturday 15 February; 7.30pm
Jockey Club Room, Queens Stand, Epsom Racecourse
Singer with three piece band and international award winning dancers with Ian Sharpe and Victoria Lawrence, 20’s gear, black tie and lounge suits
Friends of Nonsuch – Bob Sinfield
Tuesday 18 February; 2.30pm
The Museum Wing, Nonsuch Mansion, Nonsuch Park, SM3 8AP
Bob Sinfield will again scintillate us with his wit and wisdom, regaling us with stories about ‘The Gag Trade’. Members, free; non-members £6. For more info visit www.friendsofnonsuch.co.uk
Comedy @ The College
Friday 21 February; Bar opens at 7.30pm, Comedy starrts at 8.15pm
Epsom College, College Road, Epsom KT17 4JH
Book direct from only £20. Call 01372 732451 or online at www.jumblebee.co.uk/comedythecollege2020. Fundraising for Age Concern Epsom & Ewell.
Ewell Horticultural Association - Pesticides - are they safe?
Tuesday 10 March; 8pm - 10pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
A talk by Andrew Halstead, a retired RHS Entomologist, about pesticides. Free admission. For more info visit www.ewellhortassn.co.uk
Epsom Choral Society - Baroque Splendour
Saturday 14 March; 7.30pm
St Martin's Parish Church, Church Street, Epsom KT17 4PX
A concert celebrating the glory of the Baroque with Handel's exciting Dixit Dominus as well as Monteverdi and Pergolesi. Tickets £16, student or under 18 £8.
Walk 4 Wards Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Charity
Sunday 29 March
Celebrating 21 years of Epsom and St Helier. Join in! Walk from Epsom Hospital to St Helier Hospital and support a ward or department of your choice. Free to enter. Walk in a pair or a team with friends, colleagues or family. Dogs allowed (on leads). Join today at: www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/walk4wards For more information, contact the Fundraising Team by email: email@example.com or call 01372 735261 or 01372 735262.
This month at the Epsom Playhouse
2020 is getting off to a fantastic start at your local community theatre with a diverse line up to suit all tastes and ages.
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 and Instragram @EpsomPlayhouse
The Counterfeit Stones
Saturday 25 January; 8pm
The Counterfeit Stones celebrate over a quarter of a century of master forgery with yet another glam-bake. The Great British Take Off is a new riff packed show that’s a skilfully mixed cocktail of classic hits, retro costume and humour continues to intoxicate young and old alike.
The Midnight Swingsters
Monday 27 January; 8pm
The Midnight Swingsters sing and swing their way through the classics of the Great American Songbook. Swingsters Jonathan Vinten - piano, Nils Solberg - guitar, Steve Thompson - bass are augmented this evening by the wonderful playing of Rod Brown on bongos.
Beyond the Barricade
Thursday 30 January; 7.30pm
Featuring past-principal performers from Les Misérables, Beyond the Barricade delivers a wonderful performance of the best loved songs from Broadway and the West End, ending, of course, with a stunning finale from Les Misérables.
Friday 31 January; 7.30pm
Mercury are well established as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen. This dynamic theatre production fully emulates the true charismatic appeal of rock’s most flamboyant front man, faithfully and accurately recreating the distinctive Queen experience.
The Elvis Years
Saturday 1 February; 7.30pm
Join Mario Kombou (Jailhouse Rock, West End), an all-star band and award-winning singers for an unforgettable journey through over 50 golden greats that span over three decades – from the early Sun Records hits to the majestic Las Vegas performances, via The Jordanaires, the army years, authentic re-creations from the Hollywood movies and the stunning ‘68 TV special.
Songs and Harmonies
Sunday 2 February; 7.30pm
Songs and Harmonies is a jazz evening of songs from Jule Styne to Amy Winehouse, with some originals you probably won’t have heard, with stories of those who wrote them. Featuring the voice of Sharon White and female vocal trio 3s A Chord accompanied by the Ken MacIntyre Quartet.
Some Guys Have All the Luck
Thursday 6 February; 7.30pm
Celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time.
Thursday 7 February; 7.30pm
Genesis Connected is a tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics. This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers.
That’ll Be the Day
Monday 10 February; 7.30pm
This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring! Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment!
Luther – The Celebration
Wednesday 12 February; 7.30pm
The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from Luther Vandross amazing career, including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his ten piece band.
Saturday 15 February; 7.30pm
Celebrating the very best in music from America's 'Music City', this show promises an exciting fusion of pure Country gold with 'New Country' blockbusters! An amazing cast of musicians deliver a set of pristine classics from the likes of Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers.
Tommy the Album
Wednesday 19 February; 7.30pm
This 50th anniversary production celebrates a ground-breaking moment in rock history; Tommy tells the fascinating and complex story of a "deaf, dumb and blind kid“ and his extraordinary experiences. The Goldhawks, perform Tommy as an eight-piece outfit backed with amazing projection, stunning special effects and a superb replication of The Who’s sound.
Magic of Michael Jackson
Thursday 20 February; 7.30pm
Take a journey back in time to remember Michael Jackson – the man, the music and the magic. A hit theatre production starring the UK's ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman. Not only does he look and sound like the King of Pop, but he's honed his routine so carefully that audiences truly believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself.
Friday 28 February; 7.30pm
Dancing Queen ‘The Concert’ is an action packed party show featuring the greatest hits from Abba, Grease and the 70’s. This is the ultimate nostalgia night that guarantees to get you dancing in the aisles!
Stephen K Amos
Wednesday 22 January; 8pm
Stephen K Amos is on a mission to bring about world peace. Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.
Saturday 1 February; 8pm
A rare chance to see baffling magic with a dash of comedy thrown in by the man who many consider to be the best Comedy Magician in the UK today.
Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 January; 7.30pm
The masterful, outrageous and hysterically funny comedy legend embarks on his comedy campaign. Who will he upset this time? Which battles will he win, which will he lose? One thing’s for certain, Jim never retreats!
Tuesday 4 February; 8pm
Join award-winning musical comedy performer Hannah Brackenbury as she presents a joyful and poignant musical tribute to the late, great comedy genius Victoria Wood. This hilarious and uplifting hour-long show celebrates the life and musical work of a much-missed British comedy icon.
Tuesday 11 February; 7.30pm
Award-winning comedian and bestselling author Sam Avery (AKA the Learner Parent) presents an evening of hilarious stand up; how do you raise a toddler with more attitude than Kanye West? Can you negotiate effectively with a pre-schooler who knows you’re clueless? And will any of us survive Toddlergeddon?
Heroes of Hooch
Friday 14 February; 8pm
The Thinking Drinkers return with a brand new show, a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers.
The Navy Lark
Tuesday 18 February; 7.30pm
The Navy Lark sees a cast of three bring to life three classic episodes from the much loved radio series which ran for 1959 - 1977 which originally featured Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker and Jon Pertwee. Presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy.
The Comedy Club as Seen on TV Presents…
Thursday 27 February; 7.30pm
The Comedy Club is one of the most recognised and respected names in the comedy industry and over the years have worked across the UK and abroad with the best of the best. For one night they have hand-picked some of their favourite five-star laughter-makers in the UK and brought them together for you in one full show! Be prepared, get buckled up and get ready for one of the funniest nights of your life!
The Cinder Path
Thursday 13 February; 7.30pm
The Cinder Path is a sizzling and fast-moving drama, set against the backdrop of WW1. Our tale begins in the rolling hills of Northumberland where Charlie Macfell, becomes an innocent witness to the murder of his cruel and sadistic landowner father. Believing himself to be the only person aware that his childhood friend Arthur Benton is the killer, Charlie tries to set old injustices to right by protecting his friend from prosecution.
Sunday 26 January; 3.30pm
A colourful concert from Epsom Symphony Orchestra of musical animals for all the family which will feature the ever-popular Peter and the Wolf. This family event also includes musical Lions, Bees, Hippos, Swans, Cuckoos Elephants and Wild Bears in an exciting and fun Carnival of Animals. Children of all ages welcome.
The Snow Queen
Sunday 2 February; 2.30pm
When Kai is abducted to an enchanted frozen palace, his best friend Gerda sets out to rescue him…but will she reach the Snow Queen before it’s too late? A magical new adaptation of the timeless Hans Christian Andersen story the story is brought to life by an ensemble of actor-musicians, illusion and puppetry.
Chinese Cultural Show
Friday 21 February; 7pm
Mark the fresh beginning and welcome the Year of the Rat at the Playhouse this Chinese New Year as Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts brings a spectacular line-up of Chinese acrobatics, music and dance to Epsom!
Saturday 22 February; 2.30pm
Discover captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza! Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!
David Harper – Unexpected Tales
Wednesday 26 February; 7.30pm
David Harper is a BBC TV presenter well known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, The Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It and For What It’s Worth. These hugely popular BBC programmes are shown in over 50 countries worldwide. David has appeared on many other TV programmes too from The One Show to Celebrity MasterChef, Through the Keyhole to Countryfile, Celebrity Eggheads to The Heaven & Earth Show!
Sunday 16 February; 3pm
You’ve seen it on television, and now you can see it live when All Star Superslam Wrestling return to Epsom Playhouse with their extravaganza of high-flying action as part of their 50th Anniversary tour. Former WWE Superstar Gangrel will be just one of the wrestlers who will be appearing.
Epsom Charity Book Fair
Epsom Charity Book Fair
Thursday 20 and Friday 21 February, 10am - 8pm; Saturday 22 February, 10am - 4pm
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom KT18 5AQ
Entrance 50p (children and students free)
Epsom’s hugely popular Annual Charity Book Fair is now 19 years old! The event has grown from relatively small beginnings in 2002 to become a massive annual event attracting visitors from throughout the South East and beyond.
Many thousands of quality books at bargain prices will be on offer. The vast range includes children’s books, antiquarian, out-of-print, fiction and non-fiction, plus CDs, DVDs and records. Delicious refreshments and light lunches are available throughout.
Proceeds from this year’s Fair will benefit a number of charities, including Action for Children, Hope4Malawi, Rainbow Trust, Epsom Guides Division for their Little Acres Lodge Fund, 7th Epsom Scouts and the work of Epsom Methodist Church. Last year’s Book Fair raised over £41,000 and this year promises to be even bigger and better!
For general inquiries and enquiries about disability access please ring 01372 728535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
History of Horton Country Park
Sunday 2 February; 1pm – 4pm
Discover over a thousand years of this reserves fascinating history on an afternoon stroll with one of our Contryside team. Meet at the Information Centre near the 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). 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: email@example.com phone: 01372 732000 or visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk
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.
View/download the Winter programme of walks January - March 2020
ECA supports the preservation and protection of Epsom Common local nature reserve and site of special scientific interest. ECA works in partnership with the Council, the Lower Mole Countryside Management Project and English Nature to contribute to the long term management and conservation of the Common.
ECA organise a number of walks on the Common each year which are led by local natural history experts. The subjects that are usually covered each year include birds in early spring, wildflowers, butterflies, invertebrates particularly bush crickets, bats and fungi. For more info see: https://epsomcommon.org.uk/ECA_Diary.html
If you care about the Common and enjoy its wildlife and beauty why not join the ECOVOLS, the volunteer group of the ECA. EcoVols carry out a variety of conservation projects on the Common throughout the year in association with English Nature, the Council and the Lower Mole Countryside Management Project. You don’t need any special skills or experience just your enthusiasm and time! For more info and the 2020 EcoVols programme see: https://epsomcommon.org.uk/The_EcoVols.php
Hazel Coupe Task
Sunday 16 & Monday 17 February
Meet at the Stew Ponds car park noticeboard at 9.30am. Some of the hazel seedlings planted nine years ago; are now ready for coppicing. Traditional coppice management mimics the natural glades formed when a large tree falls, the increase in light encourages wild flowers such as bluebells and as the hazel regrows provides habitat for insects and mammals including dormice.
Wear warm, waterproof, old clothes, & boots or stout shoes. If you plan to stay all day bring a packed lunch, but the group would be pleased to see you even if only for a few hours. All tools including work gloves if you don't have your own are provided, as well as tea, coffee and biscuits. Any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club
Anglo-Saxons or the not so Dark Ages
Saturday 8 February; 1pm - 2.30pm
Discover what life was like for the people that gave Ewell its name which means the people who live at the start of the river. Cost: £5 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult).
February half term! Egyption art and make a mummy session
Wednesday 19 February; 10.30am 12noon; 1pm - 2.30pm (two identical sessions)
Learn about the art of ancient Egypt and have fun discovering how mummies were created and then try carving some Hieroglyphics. Cost: £8 per child with £1 sibling discount. Spaces are limited to 15 per session, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Kids Club sessions cost £5 each per child (includes 1 accompanying adult) unless where stated. Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club is for young people 8+ who love history. To book your place 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
Save the date! Herald of Spring 2020
Looking for a family day out to kick start the Spring season, why not pop down to Herald of Spring this year?
Saturday 7 March; 9.30am - 5.30pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!' This year Bourne Hall is 50 years old and to celebrate its birthday we’re celebrating all things 1960s to help get everyone into a groovy vibe. So why not come on down to Bourne Hall this March and celebrate the first days of spring with us, plus a few extra special guests and surprises from the days of flower power. For more info see: http://www.bournehall.org/whats/herald-spring-2020
Also featuring: The Great Scarecrow Competition - Prizes to be won!
Local primary schools and youth groups are invited to enter our competition and create a scarecrow on this year’s 60s theme.
You could create a hippie scarecrow with flowers in its hair or be inspired by members of The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Or perhaps a '60s children’s TV programme such as Captain Pugwash, The Clangers, Sooty or the Magic Roundabout?
•Entries must follow the theme of the 1960s
•Props may be used with the scarecrow.
•Scarecrows must include some plant material which can be living, fresh or dried.
•They should be no taller than 6 feet and be able to withstand all weather conditions.
•The use of recycled materials is encouraged.
Scarecrows must be brought to Bourne Hall by Friday 6 March.
The scarecrows will be judged by the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell
1st place £100 vouchers
2nd place £50 vouchers
For more information, please email David Books at the Museum on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Strength & Balance classes for the over 60s - get stronger & stay upright longer
15 January onwards; 11.30am - 12.15pm
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, KT18 5AQ
These weekly classes are delivered by Karen Wilson and wil help strengthen arms and legs, improve your posture and balance and reduce your risk of trips or falls. Cost: £7 or £6 when booking six classes. To book your place or to find out more information call Karen on 07771647132 or email: email@example.com
Surrey Dance Addicts
Saturdays 11.15am - 12.10pm
Rainbow Leisure Centre
For ages 7+. Qualified gym and dance teachers creating a session of gymnastics and dance fusion - G'Mance. Cost: £8.50 a lesson. For more info and to book email: firstname.lastname@example.org
February Half Term! Startastic Gymnastics Camp
Friday 21 February; 9am - 3pm
Rosebery School, Epsom
Six hours of fun training on bar, beam, floor, vault, trampette and even some trampolining! Cost: £30 per child
For school aged children upwards - we can welcome non-members as well so get your child to bring a friend along.
For more into and to book visit: Open Gymnastics Camp: https://bit.ly/34z22gy UKG/IAIGC Training Camp: https://bit.ly/2L2yQXt
Mary Frances Trust activities
For further information and to book please contact Mary Frances Trust on phone: 01372 375400 or text: 07929 024722, alternatively email: email@example.com
Epsom Allsorts Running Club
Ideal for those new or returning runners, the sessions alternate between jogging and walking. Over several weeks you will build your running to the point where you can complete a continuous run. Each session will begin with a gentle warm up and end with a cool down and stretch. The 12 week course is open to all women over age 16 and is ideal for anyone wanting to start running in an enthusiastic, fun and friendly environment. We aim to keep groups reasonably small in order to make sure everyone benefits from the support they need and as a result we do have to limit spaces.
Pre-registration is required, places will be on a first come basis, for more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Held in the Market Place by The Clock Tower in Epsom, there's something for everyone!
The traditional Epsom Market takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays 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 Vegan Market: Next on Sunday 26 January - takes place on the fourth Sunday of the month from 10.30am - 3.30pm, the go to market for all things vegan and more! For further info and a list of traders see: https://www.surreyvegan.co.uk/epsom.html
Epsom Farmer's Market: Next on Sunday 2 February - 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/