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Looking for things to do in Surrey?

Comedy, vineyards, half-term fun, music, history and art exhibitions, just some of the things on our list of things to do in Surrey this January and February:

18 November – 4 March: Turner in Surrey, The Lightbox, Woking – The first time Turners' paintings of the Surrey landscape have been brought together in an exhibition. The exhibit features pieces on loan from the Tate including 'Newark Abbey on the Wey' and 'View of Richmond Hill and Bridge'. Tickets from £4.50 available from The Lightbox website.

5 January - 3 May : A socialite abroad at Polesden Lacey – Explore the adventures in Asia of a socialite abroad, which recounts how the socialite owner of Polesden Lacey, Maggie Greville, travelled abroad. Visit the house and discover how the elite travelled in the early 20th century, see postcards and photographs she took and find out what the staff were up to while she was away! House open from 11am daily with house tours on weekday mornings from 11am-12.30pm. Entry fee £15 adults, £7.60 children, family £38. Visit the National Trust Polesden Lacey website for more details..

16 January - 13 March: Action for Happiness course, West Byfleet Library, West Byfleet - Exploring What Matters is a secular, science-based course for people who want to learn how to make themselves and those around them happy. Tuesdays 8pm-10pm excluding 13 February. Course fee is a donation of their choice to be there. See the Eventbrite website for further details or to find out more please email Lisa Martin on

9 February – 16 March: Six-week Family History Course, Surrey History Centre, Woking – If you're interested in discovering your family history join the experts at the Surrey History Centre as they reveal the tips of the trade. Run by professional genealogists and archivists this six week course will cover all you need to know to enhance your research, including: access to online resources; how to use maps and local directories; exploring and interpreting war records and much more. The course costs £80 and runs on Fridays 10am-1pm. Book your place on the Surrey History Centre website.

24 February: Hatful of Rain, Grayshott Folk Club, Grayshott Village Hall – Come and listen to Brighton based British contemporary folk group playing their English, Celtic and American roots inspired music. Tickets £14 for adults, £7 for under 16s. Call Des O'Byrne on 01428607096 for tickets or email