July What’s On
Events in Surrey
Have you missed going out for events? Venues are slowly opening up and welcoming back guests, so get ready for a month of socially distanced fun around Surrey, with online events on offer too. Remember, you may have to book in advance due to social distancing.
Just a reminder that if you are out and about in Surrey remember to Stay Alert, keep an appropriate distance apart from people, be respectful of others, and if places are busy be prepared to turn back.
However, if you prefer to stay in there are plenty of online events still taking place. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for more information.
Out and about
July 2,9,16, 23: Painshill Summer Lates, Painshill Park, Cobham – Every Thursday evenings in July, Painshill Park will be open for all to enjoy an evening summer walk. Take in the peaceful views, listen to live music all the while sipping prosecco. Tickets must be booked in advance and furry friends are allowed on short leads at all times. Thursdays, 5pm – 8pm. Visit the Painshill Park website for more details.
11 July – 5 September: Vicky Oldfield Exhibition New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham – Celebrate the beautiful British flora and fauna with Surrey based artist Vicky Oldfield. Using old bottles, seedpods, grasses and bowls she collects, the end result is an eccentric collage that represents memories, time or places. Visit the New Ashgate website for more details.
18 and 25 July: Sharkey and George Ultimate Car Party, Loseley Park, Guildford – Who says you can't party while socially distancing? Enjoy the best of local talent while enjoying delicious food. All you have to do is drive in, park up in your own garden space and enjoy the day with your family and friends. You will be spaced out from your neighbours with a picket fence separating every car. Book your tickets before they sell out! Saturday, 4pm – 6pm. Visit the Ultimate Car Party Eventbrite page for more details.
24 July: Parent and Child Make a Hedgehog House, Cherry Lodge, West Byfleet – Are you looking for something to do with your child? If you've got a garden why not build a hedgehog house for your prickly neighbour to use all year round? Tickets must be pre-booked, get yours early. Friday, 10am – 1pm. Visit the Hedgehog House Eventbrite page for more details.
26 July: Peachy Cinemas: Mary Poppins Returns, Loseley Park, Guildford – Take a trip back in time and relive childhood memories as you watch Mary Poppins save the day. There's nothing quite like an outdoor cinema film with friends or family. Remember to pre-book your tickets and allow time to park up. Sunday, 2.30pm – 4.45pm. Visit the Peachy Cinema Eventbrite page for more details.
Surrey Online What's On
July 7: The Tuesday Play, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton on Thames – Are you an aspiring actor or just enjoy reading? Join in on this informal play-reading online of Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter. You can also just listen in if you fancy. Tuesday, 7.15pm. Visit the Little Box Office website for more details.
Visit Surrey virtual garden tours
Flowers are blooming and gardens are coming to life under the warm summer sunshine. Even though Surrey's stunning gardens are still closed to the public, you can still explore some of them virtually. The beautiful drone tours come complete with atmospheric music that will inspire you to plan your next visit when they do open.
Art classes with Surrey Hills AONB
Art is a great way of expressing yourself and can be very good at relaxing you especially during the current situation we all face. There are plenty of great art classes such as printmaking, painting and more that you can join online. They are great for all ages to take part in, it's never too late to start getting arty.
Learn about the past with Surrey History Centre
The Surrey History Meetup is running The Lockdown Lectures, a series of free weekly online talks. Topics will range from the Bletchley Park Codebreakers to the Box Hill River that is slowly disappearing and many more.
Surrey History Centre is also running a boredom busting activity series, Treasure Jam for children and adults. Learn about pirate slang, create a coat of arms and learn about the great Tudor explorers. Want to be a part of history? Get involved with a new project from the Surrey History Centre where you can share and record your experiences, thoughts and challenges of life in lockdown.
If your child loves music, is learning an instrument or wants to learn something new Surrey Arts have compiled a list of free resources such as learning a song a day, learning about the magical world of theatres, percussion classes and much more.
Do you miss your evenings at the theatre or ballet? Surrey Arts have put together a fantastic list of free webcasts and livestreams which include shows from the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera and more. Music is a great way to relax so why not watch your favourite opera, listen to a concert and tune into podcasts to learn more about your favourite composers.
Surrey libraries online sessions and clubs
Surrey libraries are running a Storytime session every Wednesday at 10.30am and Rhymetime for the little ones will take place every Monday and Friday, 10.30am. If you've run out of science experiment ideas, Surrey libraries have a science club for kids taking place every week as well. For more information, times and new content you can visit their Facebook page.
There are lots more resources about maths, geography and history listed on the Surrey libraries website to keep your children entertained and learning.
Watts Gallery Artists' Village
The Gallery have recently launched a brand new programme called Watts at Home, where you can go on virtual tours of their exhibitions, learn about their collections and participate in tutorials. There will be activities for the whole family to take part in, so it's time to get creative. For more information visit the Watts Gallery Artists' Village website.