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Looking for things to do this January?
There's plenty of things to do this January to get you through the first month of 2019. Poetry readings, opera, jazz and burns night at a vineyard should all help January go quicker.
8 January - 2 March: Historic Haslemere, Haslemere Museum, Haslemere – Discover the fascinating history of Haslemere through the beautifully illustrated story boards and rare exhibits that will be on display. 10am – 5pm. For more details visit the Haslemere Museum website.
11 - 19 January: Robin Hood by Jane Maisey, The Barn Theatre, Oxted – Laugh your way through the New Year with this hilarious traditional panto starring the Oxted Players. Follow Robin Hood as he evades and outwits the Sheriff of Nottingham who's never far behind. For more details visit the Ticket Source website.
12 January - 23 February: Colour in the Show, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham – Brighten up your winter with Emma Dunbar's vibrant, colourful and dynamic print work exhibition which celebrates the small joyful moments of everyday life. 10am – 5pm. Free entry. For more details visit the New Ashgate website.
16 January: Poetry Readings with Jo Shapcott, Watts Gallery, Guildford – Spend an evening with poet and professor of creative writing at Royal Holloway, Jo Shapcott, as she reads through her new collection and talks about her creative process. Aspiring poets will not want to miss this event. Tickets £15. Wednesday, 7pm – 8pm. For more details visit the Watts Gallery website.
18 January: Over the Moon, Farnham Maltings, Farnham – The Hurley Burley company presents the first ever opera experience for babies and toddlers. This interactive musical adventure melds gentle classical music with familiar nursery rhymes that will be a great experience for you and your little ones. Tickets £8 for adults and children. Friday, 10am, 11.30am and 2pm. For more details visit the Farnham Maltings website.
19 January: Family Concert, H.G. Wells Conference and Events Centre, Woking – This concert features Benjamin Britten's famous, Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra which will be a treat for the musical ones in the family. Kids and adults can learn about what each instrument of the orchestra does and try out playing the instruments as well. Tickets: £7. Saturday, 3.30pm. For more details visit the Woking Symphony Orchestra website.
19 January: Have-a-go Nordic Walking, Winkworth Arboretum, Godalming – Think it's too cold to enjoy a workout in the great outdoors? Think again, as this Nordic walking taster session will get your year off to a fitter, healthier start, it's great for all fitness levels. Tickets: £7.65. Saturday, 2pm – 2.45pm. For more details visit the National Trust website.
20 January: Lyricism of the jazz piano, United Egham Church, Egham – There's nothing like a relaxing jazz concert to end your week. The Simon Purcell jazz trio will be performing tunes from Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, Cole Porter and compositions by Simon himself. Tickets from £7.06. Sunday, 3pm – 5pm. For more details visit the Simon Purcell Jazz Trio Eventbrite page.
22 January: Bully Wee Band, Victoria Sports and Social Club, Lingfield – Fans of acoustic folk and rock music will want to pencil this event in the diary. If you love rock and folk music then this concert will be one for you. Tickets from £11.25. Tuesday, 8pm – 11pm. For more details visit the Bully Wee Band Eventbrite page.
25 January: RE: Arrangement, Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton – Hailed by the world of Broadway as one of the most exciting musical talents to watch, Nick Barstow brings you celebrations of musical theatre unlike any other. Prepare for mashups of well-loved musical classics that will make you love your musical favourites even more. Tickets from £16. Friday, 7.30pm – 11pm. For more details visit the Vera Fletcher Hall website.
26 January: Burns Night Celebration, Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking – There's no need to travel to Scotland to celebrate Burns Night, as Denbies are throwing a fun and lively celebration which includes a ceilidh dance that will be sure to get you on your feet for the whole night. The meal includes sparkling wine, a four course meal including haggis, 'neeps and tatties' a.k.a. swedes and potatoes and more. Tickets: £58. Saturday, 7pm. For more details visit the Denbies website.
26 January – 3 March: The Great Brick Safari, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking – The LEGO safari is coming to Wisley this winter and it is something not to be missed. Detailed constructions of more than 40 animals and plants will be on display in both temperate and tropical zones of the glasshouse. Normal admission fees apply. For more details visit the RHS website.
31 January: I'm still standing – a tribute to Elton John, Camberley Theatre, Camberley – This musical tribute to Elton John will take you through his remarkable musical career. There will be the classics such as 'Bennie and the jets, Crocodile Rock, Rocket Man' and more. End the month on a high and sing your way through the evening. Tickets: £21. Thursday, 7.30pm. For more details visit the Camberley theatre website.
2 February: Fitstuff G3 Series run, Newlands Corner, Guildford – Start the New Year with a fun and challenging scenic trail run through the woodlands and farmlands in the Surrey Hills. This popular cross country series is great for seasoned runners or those who just want to enjoy the outdoors. Tickets from £21. 8.30am. For more details visit the AAT Events website.