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Markets update

Markets are back and we're hoping to new stalls and new markets to our existing events over the coming months.
Remember to follow the socially distancing queuing system in place at each market stall. Use hand sanitiser and wash your hands as soon as you get home. Shoppers are encouraged to only handle items they intend to purchase and to pay via contactless where they can and when it's available.

Farmer's Market
The next Epsom Farmer's Market is on Sunday 6 September at Epsom Market Place.

For more info and list of traders see the Surrey Farmers' Markets Facebook page:

The Epsom Farmers' Market 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

Market imageAntique & Brocante Street Market
Sunday 20 September, 10am to 4pm

We're promised something a bit different with a market that features retro and collectable furniture, lamps, trunks, brass & copper artefacts, textiles, postcards & advertising memorabilia, vintage cashmere, retro homeware, vintage clothing & accessories, jewellery & collectable glass, posters, toys, posters, silver items, illustration, Vinyl records, antique tools, objet d’art, kitchenalia and reclamation items. For more information please visit their Facebook page:

Vegan Market
The next monthly Epsom Vegan Market is Sunday 25 September in Epsom Market Place.

For more info and list of traders see the Surrey Vegan Market Facebook page:

The Epsom Vegan market takes place on the fourth Sunday of the month from 10.30am - 3.30pm, the go to market for all things vegan and more! See:

Market imageFrench Market
The French Market we were bringing to you this month has been postponed due to the quarantine measures bought in for those travelling from that fair country.
Le marché français sera de retour!

Thursday and Saturday markets
The regular market is back in the Epsom Market Place! 

Music in the Market Place

Go Epsom has teamed up with MGSO4, the organisation behind the arts festival, to bring some live music to Epsom Market Place. Featuring a different  fantastic professional act every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday lunchtime through August into September. For more information please visit:

Image: Music in the Market PlaceFriday 28 August - Melodic Panman
Magaron Destang is a Steel drum player, soloist, singer and guitarist. He plays a mix of genres including Caribbean music, pop and reggae.

Sunday 30 August - Raul D'Oliveira Duo
Internationally renowned trumpeter, percussionist and vocalist, Raul has played with Elton John, Wham, Mike Oldfield, Joan Armatrading, Cliff Richard, Mica Paris and Boy George amongst others. Greatly in demand as a session player and educator, he is a master of all things Latin!

Wednesday 2 September - Jonny Hepbir Duo
Internationally renowned, hailing from the deep south of England and specialising in a vibrant mix of gypsy swing, jazz and funky latin, played on an all-acoustic line-up of two guitars.Recent appearances include the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois Sur Seine in France and Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival.

Friday 4 September - Smokestack (Duo)
For 25 years this roots and blues outfit has performed at venues and blues festivals in both Europe and the UK, including sharing the bill with BookerT and the MG's, Nina Simone, Peter Green, Taj Mahal at the UK's legendary Bishopstock blues festival.

Sunday 6 September - ‘It Had To Be Two'
Following the great examples of love set out by the likes of Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Bach & Beethoven, classical pianist Nadine André & jazz drummer Paul Cavaciuti create a unique blend of music from 19th Century Europe & 20th Century America that set a fine example of how to live in perfect harmony, both on and off stage.

Grease is the word

To find out more and to book your tickets to Age Concern Epsom & Ewell's Charity Drive In Cinema Event on Saturday 19 September showing Grease on the UK's LARGEST outdoor cinema screen please visit 

To stay up to date visit Age Concern Epsom & Ewell's Facebook page:

Grease Drive in movie 19 Septemeber Hook Road arena in aid of Age Concern Epsom & Ewell

Virtual Epsom Open Day

Racing Welfare is a registered charity supporting the workforce of British horseracing. They will be holding a Virtual Epsom Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday.  

  • Watch video tours and get other behind-the-scenes insights from racehorse trainers in Epsom
  • Meet a section of Epsom’s equine superstars
  • Meet the local racing staff and hear from them on what makes their job so special
  • Look ahead to horses to follow for the rest of the season

For full details and to register, visit the Racing Welfare website -

Running alongside the Virtual Open Day will be a national online auction to assist in Racing Welfare’s fundraising efforts, which will run until 24 September.  The fantastic lots on offer include a private tour of the National Stud in Newmarket complete with an overnight stay at the historic Jockey Club Rooms, and a 2021 share in a racehorse with the Hot to Trot syndicate. Funds raised will go towards Racing Welfare’s Emergency Appeal, donations to the appeal can be made here:

Image: Virtual Epsom Open Day

Satisfied Eye

This year is the third year of the Satisfied Eye International Film Festival.Image: Satisfied Eye festival poster

With the vast majority of film festivals going online, Satisfied Eye are bucking the trend with the entire programme of screening to be held live at the Odeon Epsom cinema on 9-11 October .

This has been after considerable consultation with audience members and filmmakers, the vast majority of whom (to the surprise of the organisers) have voiced that they would rather an in person event than a virtual one.

Bigger and better than ever before, you will be able to watch dozens of feature films, documentaries, short films, animation in the comfort of the Odeon Epsom, including People's Choice, Children's Animation, laugh out loud comedies, the best foreign cinema (submitted from over 70 countries), edge-of-your-seat horror and sci fi - there's something for everyone!

The Odeon will be ensuring full COVID-19 requirements including social distancing measures will be in place and followed.

Tickets (including early bird discounts) are now available.

For more details see the Satisfied Eye website ( or  Facebook page

Visit The Horton, virtually

The Horton Chapel Project is the restoration and refurbishment of Epsom’s Grade II listed Horton Chapel to be run as not-for-profit arts centre The Horton.

The project to convert the building, which has stood empty for many years, is managed by charity Horton Chapel Arts & Heritage Society, set up by local Epsom residents.

As part of the national Heritage Open Day scheme, between 11 and 20 September, online visitors will be able to join a ‘walk’ around The Horton building, using their mouse or cursor keys, to ‘look’ around 360 degrees. For more information please see the Horton Chapel Facebook page: which includes a link to the vitural tour

Using a smart phone, computer or tablet, viewers will be able to scroll ‘up’ to see the newly decorated triple barrel-vaulted ceiling and new roof light, or ‘down’ at the patterns in the original encaustic tiled floor. No special app is required. The film will be available on YouTube and Facebook.

Some of the original features, including organ pipes and important war memorials, are currently in storage, but the tour guide will direct viewers to where they will be incorporated into the new design.

The tour will reveal some of the twentieth century stories about the building, the hospital site during war time, and historic approaches to the care and treatment of people who were identified as having a mental health condition.

The Horton is due to open in spring 2021.

For further information visit the website:

Photography competition

The Friends of Horton Country have organised a photography competition - theme: Horton Country Park local nature reserve. The competition closes on 30 September. For further details visit their Facebook page:

Please remember when you are outdoors, to follow the Countryside Code and government advice by staying alert and maintaining social distancing to keep everyone safe. For government guidance on accessing
green spaces safely, see:

Image: Friends of Horton Country Park photo competition

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