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What's on in Surrey

What's On during October

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

There's lots going on in Surrey from open mic nights, festivals and exhibitions. If you're looking for things to do with children this half term, check out our special events guide. Fancy getting out and about exploring the countryside? Then check out our Surrey Matters article on Exploring Surrey.

5 September – 31 October: Exploring What Matters, Marianne's Community Café, Staines – Would you like to discover how to live a happier life? This eight week course will be delivered by community volunteers and in each session you will be exploring one big question, for example what really matters in life? Every Thursday, 7pm – 9pm. Visit the Action for happiness website to find out how to join the course.

11 October: Kick in the Head presents Choice Grenfell, Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton – Celebrate one of Britain's most loved, witty and genteel comedians Joyce Grenfell. The show will feature some of the best of Joyce's delightful songs and monologues from 'Stately As A. Galleon' and 'School Nativity Play' to "A Terrible Worrier" and "First Flight". Friday, 7.30pm. Tickets: £15. For more information visit the Vera Fletcher Hall website.

12 October: Hitler's Vengeance Weapons, Bourne Museum Hall, Epsom – During 1944 Germany deployed revenge weapons, known as the 'doodlebugs' because of the distinctive sound they made when in flight, to counter bombings from the Allies. This informative talk for kids and adults will shed light on how it affected Surrey. Saturday, 1pm – 2.30pm. Tickets: £5 per child including one free adult. Email for further information.

12 October: Tadworth Craft Fair, Church of the Good Shepherd Church Hall, Tadworth – For those who are into arts and crafts, put this event down on your diaries and don't miss out. There will be many fabulous stalls, including artisan goods, gifts, crafts, jewellery, and cards - all handmade with love by talented artists. Saturday, 10am – 3pm. Tickets: £1 for adults and free for children under 16. For more information visit the Tadworth Craft Fair Facebook page.

15 – 20 October: Woking Art Society: Autumn Exhibition, The Lightbox, Woking – There will be exhibition featuring more than 90 original works by local professional and amateur artists in watercolour, oil, acrylic and mixed media. Free entry, suggested donation £3. To find out more information visit The Lightbox website.

17 October: Prepare for Christmas - Late night shopping, Squire's Garden Centres – Get ready for Christmas nice and early and shop before the Christmas rush. You can buy Christmas decorations, lights and trees and also get discounts on the night. There will also be a curry dinner served during the night at £10 for adults and £6 for children. Thursday, 5pm – 8pm. To find out more visit Squire's Garden Centre website.

18 October: Darren Harriott, G Live, Guildford – Nominated as comedy's Best Newcomer of the Year, Darren has lots to say now that he's reached 30 years old. As he tries to figure his life out, there will be lots of things everyone will relate to. If you're looking for comedic relief and solidarity, don't miss this one out. Tickets: £16.50. Friday, 8pm. To find out more visit the G Live website.

19 October: Hatful of Rain, Grayshott Folk Club, Hindhead – Brighton-based The Hatful of Rain will be playing a mix of British Folk and Americana style songs focusing on love and loss. If you're looking for a soulful music experience then this is for you. Saturday, 7.30pm. Tickets: £14. For more information contact Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096.

19 October: The Soundtrack of Your Lives, Kingswood Village Hall, Kingswood - The Friends of the Children's Trust presents a very popular local band Atlantis who will perform classic hits from the last six decades, including the music of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Abba and many more. Come and experience the songs you grew up with and dance all night long. Saturday, 7.30pm. Tickets: £12. For more information visit the Soundtrack of Your Lives Ticket Source webpage.

19 October: Basket making course, Gatton Park, Redhill – If you love hand woven baskets why not learn how to make one of your own? This course led by experienced under-woodsman, John Waller will teach you the basics of weaves and everything else you need to know. Materials and tools provided. Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm. Tickets: £60. Please bring a packed lunch with you. For more information visit the Gatton Park website.

23 – 26 October: The Graduate, Cobham Village Hall, Cobham – If you're looking for a laugh then watch this livestage production of the famous 1976 ground-breaking film made famous by Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. Wednesday – Saturday, 8pm. Tickets: £12. For more information visit the Graduate Ticket Source webpage.

25 October: An Evening with Alan Titchmarsh, The Barn Theatre, Oxted – One of the UK's top gardening experts, Alan Titchmarsh and Sir Richard Stilgoe, musician and composer, will be hosting a live Q and A in aid of the Orpheus Centre. All profits from the event will go to the Orpheus Centre in Godstone. Friday, 7pm. Tickets: From £25. For more information visit the Orpheus website.

25 October: Runnymede Jazz Club, the Chertsey Hall, Chertsey – Come and enjoy an evening of traditional jazz played by Richard Exall's Shooting Stars at the Runnymede Jazz Club. Friday, 8pm – 10.30pm. Tickets £9 for members & £11 for guests. For more information please visit the Runnymede Jazz Club website.

26 October: Desiree Burch, Camberley Theatre, Camberley – She is very funny and she has an award to prove it. LA-born US comedian Desiree exploded onto the UK comedy scene, you may have seen her on Have I Got News for You or 8 Out of 10 Cats. Come along and see her brand new show. Saturday, 8pm. Tickets: From £13.20. For more information visit the LiveNation website.

28 October – 3 November: The Pixham Artists and Friends Exhibition, Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking – This is an exciting exhibition of affordable art by local painters and textile artists, in all mediums and styles in a rich variety of subject matter, both framed and unframed work. Free event. To find out further information regarding timings please call 07980-598596 or visit the Denbies website.