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Events in August

There's lots to see and do in Surrey this month

There's lots going on in Surrey over the summer including the annual Egham and Thorpe royal show and lots more activities. If you're looking for things to do with children this summer then check out our summer special. Fancy getting out and about exploring the countryside? Then check out our Surrey Matters article on Exploring Surrey.

22 June – 25 August: Parallel Lines, The Lightbox, Woking – This exhibition explores the way artists have used lines in both drawing and sculpture work. Twentieth century sculptures from the permanent Ingram Collection will be placed alongside contemporary drawings from the members of the Royal Society of Sculptors (RSS), artists will definitely want to pencil this in their diaries. Tickets: £5. For more details visit The Lightbox website.

6 July – 29 September: Feeling and Matter, The Malt House, Shere – This summer, a charity pop-up gallery with garden will celebrate art whilst raising awareness of and funds for mental health and nature conservation. Artist John Rich will be displaying his works plus some never before seen pieces. Free. Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm – 6pm. More details on the John Rich Artwork Facebook page.

1 – 31 August: Kids go free to the movies, Farnham Maltings, Farnham – Kids bored at home? Then this is for you, every Thursday during the month of August kids can go free to any movie. What are you waiting for? Start booking your tickets now. Free tickets for children must include one paying adult. 11am– 9pm. For more details visit the Farnham Maltings website.

12 – 24 August: Journey Through Time And Space, Woking Library, Woking – Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and join in for a jam-packed two weeks of free events for adults and children from cupcake decorating to science experiments with the University of Surrey. For more details visit the Woking library webpage.

17 August: Painshill Open Air: A Star Is Born, Painshill Park, Cobham – Ever been to an open air cinema? Whether you have or haven't, the screening of A Star is Born in this stunning landscaped park is worth treating yourself to. Bring your picnic blanket, enjoy some light refreshments or bring your own. Tickets: £16. Saturday, 7pm. For more details visit the Painshill Park website.

17 August: Capel Show, Capel Recreation Ground, Dorking – There'll be flowers, photography, art, crafts as well as home produce at this show. The lower part of the ground will be filled with classic cars and bikes so there's something for all the family. Tickets: £5 for adults, children 12 and under free. Saturday, 12pm. For more details visit the Capel Box website.

19 – 20 August: Toad On The Road, Portesbery School, Camberley – If you're looking for great sensory entertainment for kids with complex health needs then book your tickets early. Kids will be guaranteed a magical experience with fun songs and movements they can take part in. Tickets: £5. Monday, 2pm. Tuesday, 11.15am and 2pm. For more details visit the Head 2 Head Theatre website.

24 – 25 August: Egham and Thorpe Royal Show, Caddey's Field, Egham – There's something for everyone including children's rides, archery, go-karts, a music festival and farm animals. There will be a competition for home – grown produce on Saturday, and you will get a chance to see BMX demonstrations and so much more. Tickets: £10 for adults and children under 14 years old go free. Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. For more details visit the Egham Royal Show website.

26 August: Godstone Fete and Donkey Derby, The Green, Godstone – Looking for bank holiday weekend activities? You will not want to pass up on the annual fete which promises fun for the whole family. One thing not to miss is the famous Donkey Derby which will begin at 1.30pm. Monday 11am – 5pm. Visit the Godstone fete website for more details.

26 August: Peaslake Summer Fair, Peaslake Village – Come and enjoy village life at the picturesque village of Peaslake in the heart of the Surrey hills. There will be a coconut shy, stalls, refreshments, a BBQ and more. Sunday 1pm – 4.30pm. Visit the event Peaslake Summer Fair Facebook page for more details.

30 August – 1 September: Woking Food And Drink Festival, Woking High Street, Woking – three days of food and family fun. This multi award winning festival will be serving up the best of local and artisan food and wine. BBC's MasterChef Mark Tilling and presenter Chris Bavin will be doing some of the live demonstrations among others. Free entry. Friday – Sunday, 9.30am – 6pm. For more details visit The Woking Food and Drink Festival website.

31 August: Help Hospice Care At Dash Colour Explosion, Frimley Lodge Park, Frimley Green – Come and experience a 5k run where participants will be showered in colour with an emphasis on the ruby red tones of Phyllis Tuckwell's anniversary year. Take part in this race at your own pace whilst raising money for the end of life care for terminally ill patients. Registration is £18 plus a free t-shirt. Saturday, 1pm start. For more details visit the Dash of colour website.

31 August: Orphfest, Orpheus Centre, Godstone – Looking for a fun day out with world class entertainment and exceptional food and drinks? This music festival will have music ranging from pop, rock to soul and funk, and the bar will be fully stocked with your favourite drinks if you need to relax. Families can head to the Kids Zone for more family friendly activities. Tickets: £15 for adults, children under 12's go free. Saturday, 12pm – 7pm. For more details visit the Orpheus website.

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