Art and culture events


Friday 25 November: Tenement Jazz Band, Addlestone

This traditional jazz band, formed in early 2018 in Edinburgh, aims to capture the raw energy and excitement of the earliest jazz recordings with most of their repertoire composed before the 1930s. Music from 7:30pm to 10pm. Book your tickets via the Runnymede Jazz Club web page.

Friday 25 to Sunday 27 November: Art Fair at West Horsley Place, Leatherhead

Visit a manor house perched on a 380 acre estate and meet with artists and artisans from around Surrey who will be displaying their artistic talents. For more information visit the West Horsley Place web page.

Friday 25 November: Quip Shed Comedy's Musical Comedy Night, Thames Ditton

A musical comedy night with an incredible line-up, featuring Bennet Kavanagh, Abigail Carter-Simpson, Jamie Finn, Christy Coysh, host Lyle Barke and Huge Davies! For more information visit the Quip Shed Comedy's Eventbrite web page.

Saturday 26 November to Sunday 4 December: Surrey Artists Christmas Open Studios, Shere

Surrey Artists is delighted to announce a new Christmas open studio featuring 52 studios across the county selling unique artworks. With everything from drawings, prints and ceramics to paintings, textiles and crafts available for you to buy directly from the artists who created them. For more information visit the open studios web page.

Saturday 26 November: Winter Craft Fair, The Lightbox

This popular free craft fair is the perfect opportunity to support local businesses, local designers, crafters and painters. With festive music playing throughout the event and tones of goodies and treats to enjoy, you can also join in a workshop to make a festive wreath… great timing in the run up to the festive season. Visit The Lightbox web page for more information.

Saturday 26 November: Elmbridge Ripieno Choir presents Freddi Vespers of 1616, Esher

The Ripieno Choir is immensely excited to be joined by The Gonzaga Band to perform what they believe will be the first ever choral performance in the UK of Freddi's Vespers, and certainly the first in modern times. Doors open 7:30pm, for more information visit the Ripieno Choir web page.


Thursday 1 December: Singer-Songwriter Showcase, Epsom

Epsom duo Dragonfly Sky bring their acclaimed singer-songwriter night to the Riverhouse Barn. Book your ticket and find out more information on The Little Box Office website.

Saturday 3 December: Tour of De Morgan exhibition at Watts Gallery, Guildford

Join one of our guides for a tour of the De Morgan exhibition 'Decoration or Devotion?' at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village. To secure a booking for the tour, visit the Eventbrite Tour De Morgan website.

Saturday 3 December: Epsom Choral Society sings Messiah, Epsom

Handel's Messiah at the Epsom Playhouse begins at 7:30pm and tickets are £22 for adults and £11 for children. For more information visit the Epsom Choral Society web page.

Tuesday 6 December: Hellfire Comedy Club: Guildford

Rock up to Hellfire Comedy Club to enjoy a delicious curry and fantastic comedians fresh off the London circuit. The dates for this event are 6 December, 15 December and 20 December, but don't wait around as these shows can book up fast! Check out the Experience Guildford website for more information.

Saturday 10 to Saturday 31 December: Beauty and the Beast, Camberley Theatre

This unmissable story will delight the whole family featuring a jukebox of much loved songs, beautiful costumes and a talented cast of actors and dancers showcasing the classic Beauty and the Beast. For more information visit the Camberley Theatre web page.

Saturday 10th December: Surrey Palestine Film Festival, Haslemere

A brand-new film festival celebrating Palestinian film, arts, and culture. Find out more information on the Surrey Palestine Film Festival website.

Sunday 11 December: Mayor of Guildford's Carol Concert, Guildford

With wine, soft drinks and mince pies in the interval, this is the perfect way to start your countdown to Christmas. For more information visit the Vivace Chorus web page.

Sunday 11 December: Martin and Eliza Carthy Walton Folk, Walton-on-Thames

The good Doctor Martin Carthy, and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform an eclectic range of songs and tunes from their vast family repertoire. Book your ticket and read more about the event on The Little Box Office website.

Thursday 15 December: Comedy in the Green, Egham

Michael Odewale has been on Mock the Week, Comedy Central, The Mash Report and Amazon Prime, and he'll be joining other comedians from the UK comedy circuit to perform at Englefield Green's popular comedy night. Treat yourself, your family or friends to an evening of festive laughter. Visit the Ticket Source website to book.

Thursday 15 December: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Guildford

The Man In The Moon is excited to return to the stage of The Mill Studio this Christmas with C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Book you tickets on the Yvonne Arnaud website.

Friday 16 December: Martin Bennett's Old Green River Jazz Band, Runnymede

Martin Bennett has put together a band of musicians he is proud to present as the Old Green River Band, a mix of old heads and young blood, all with the shared intention of playing top class music with integrity and passion. For more information visit the Runnymede Jazz Club web page.

Saturday 17 to Friday 30 December: Snow White Panto, Leatherhead Theatre

Experience a day of panto magic and mayhem with all your favorite songs played by a live band! Magic mirrors, seven little friends, poisoned apples and an enchanted princess all tell the classic story of Snow White. For more information on the fairest panto in the land, head over to the Leatherhead Theatre web page.

Ongoing until Saturday 24 December: The winter season at New Ashgate Gallery, Guildford

Buy less, buy better. Support your local gallery and creative small artists and businesses at the Winter Exhibition. Treat yourself or your loved ones to a range of unique, local art and craft that you won't find anywhere else. For more information visit the New Ashgate Gallery What's On web page.

Ongoing events

Every Monday: The Tandridge Handicraft Society, Tandridge

The Society meet every Monday, come along and join in, new members always welcome. Find out more information on the Tandridge Handicraft Society web page or contact Jenny Beal on 01883 620730.

First Wednesday of Every Month: Virginia Water Art Society, Virginia Water

Whether you are a professional artist or an amateur, everyone is welcome at the Virginia Water Art Society! On the first Wednesday of each month at 7:15 pm, you can come along for a chat or watch painting, craft demonstrations or view a lecture on fine art. To find out more visit the Virginia Water Art Society web page.

Every Monday evening from September to May: Guildford Photography Club, Burpham and online

Guildford Photography Club is an active and welcoming club for photographers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. There are workshops, events, competitions and the group provide an opportunity to come together and be creative! For more information visit the Guildford Photo Society web page.

Every Friday evening: Ashford Art Club, Ashford

Join this friendly art club who meet once a week on a Friday evening from 7.15pm to 9.15pm. Non-tutored sessions including painting, still life and portrait (all abilities) with demonstrations 4 to 5 times a year. For 13 years and older, workshops involve professional artists and an annual trip. Annual fee £35 and £2 per week for refreshments and a raffle ticket. To find out more visit the Ashford Art Club web page.

Every Saturday morning during term time: Saturday Morning Craft Club, Staines

This Saturday Morning Craft Club provides children aged 5 to 9 years (10am to 11am) and 8 to 11 years (11.30am to 12.30pm) with the opportunity to take part in art and craft activities, learn new skills and have fun! The club runs during term time and places must be pre-booked and paid in advance via Spelthorne Borough Council Craft Club web page.

Second Tuesday morning of each month (excluding September): The Arts Society, Dorking

The Arts Society Dorking brings together people through a shared interest in the arts. There are monthly lectures, visits to places of cultural interest, lectures with lunch, tours across the UK and opportunities to volunteer and socialise with those who have a mutual interest in the arts. To find out more visit the Art Society Dorking web page.

Fourth Wednesday of every month (excluding August and December): The Arts Society, Cranleigh

As a member of The Arts Society you will enjoy all the benefits of a national arts group, which includes a high-quality quarterly journal, access to study days, foreign travel and contact with experts across the whole spectrum of the arts. Afternoon meetings begin at 2pm and evening meetings at 7.30pm. For more information visit the Arts Society Cranleigh web page.

Third Tuesday of every month: Comedy Magnifique, various locations

On the third Tuesday of every month, Noisy Badger Night presents Comedy Magnifique, the brightest stars in modern stand up. You'll enjoy an evening filled with gags, giggles, and tipples with host Hajar J. Woodland. Line up subject to change. The launch event takes place on Tuesday 20 September in Woking, 7:30pm, tickets £8.50. For more information visit the Noisy Badger web page.

Make culture count using the Surrey Culture Map! This interactive map connects creative individuals with others in the arts and cultural sector. There's something for everyone! To find out more visit the Surrey Culture Map web page.

Check out the latest On the Map Culture Chat with Jason Brett, one of the creators behind Curated by Dapper and Suave, in our new series of spotlight interviews.