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13 May 2016 | LIVING WITHIN

Sunrise 5.11am  Sunset 8.46pm


Police make number of arrests in connection with the murder of Robyn Mercer in West Molesey

CCTV images released of man wanted in connection with an assault outside a bar in Esher

East Molesey man jailed for assault

Comedian Ruby Wax opens up to Kingston University students about her mental health battles and work to combat stigma

Six year sentence for Surbiton drug dealer

University Professor raises the roof at Ziggy Stardust tribute concert

Man jailed following string of offences in Kingston


Claygate Bowls Club Open Day - Saturday 14 May 2.30pm - Wingham Court, Claygate

Open Day at Esher Lawn Tennis Club - Saturday 14 May 9.00am to 6.00pm - 7 Milbourne Lane, Esher

Foraging For Wild Foods - Jason Irving will take a group for a morning forage around the surrounding area of Esher, followed by a light lunch - Monday 16 May - Bear, Esher

Evening Raceday - Thursday 19 May 4.00pm - Sandown Park, Esher

Buggyfit - Enjoy fresh air as you exercise with your baby during this special session for new mums - Thursday 19 May 11.00am - Claremont Garden, Esher

Esher May Fair - Saturday 21 May 12 noon to 5.00pm - Esher Green, Lammas Lane, Esher KT10 8PX

Dual Slalom Ski Championships With Special Guest Eddie the Eagle - Sunday 22 May 2.00pm to 6.00pm - Sandown Sports, Esher

Fleur de lys Morris Dancers - Sunday 22 May 1.00pm to 4.00pm - Claremont Garden, Esher


The Ruisi Quartet - Friday 13 May - Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton

Scripted by Lucy Parham, Nocturne chronicles the romantic life of one of the greatest and most popular composers for solo piano - Frédéric Chopin.
Why: The narrative follows his turbulent relationship with the controversial literary figure George Sand, their time together in Majorca, his fragile health and his ultimate demise in poverty in Paris at the age of 39. The readings are interspersed with some of his most loved and poignant compositions.
When: Sunday 15 May 7.30pm
Where: Rose Theatre, Kingston. Telephone 020 8174 0090


Scoundrel - Friday 13 May 7.30pm - Fighting Cocks, Kingston

Joe Mac - Saturday 14 May 9.00pm - Grey Horse, Kingston

Beatles 4ever, The Dream Is Not Over - Saturday 14 May - Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton

Department S - Saturday 14 May 7.30pm - Fighting Cocks, Kingston

Catfish And The Bottlemen  - Thursday 19 May 9.00pm - Hippodrome, Kingston

Swmrs - Thursday 19 May 9.00pm - Hippodrome, Kingston

Mark Keeley's Good Rockin' Tonight - Thursday 19 May - Rock'n'Roll Club @ War Memorial Club, High Street, Esher

TJ Johnson - Saturday 21 May 8.30pm - Grey Horse, Kingston

The Coral  - Thursday 26 May 9.00pm - Hippodrome, Kingston


Stand By Your Beds
Stand By Your BedWhat:
A Musical Comedy
Why: Set during the fifties and sixties, this is the story of the lives and loves of Riverside General Hospital's staff as they face the mounting bureaucracy of the NHS. Proving that laughter is the best tonic, this original musical with non-stop, brand new, toe-tapping rock'n'roll songs and heartrending ballads will leave audiences rocking in the aisles and singing all the way back to the car park
When: Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 May 7.30pm evening / 2.30pm matinee
Where: Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Hurst Grove, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1AU, 020 8941 3255,

Jack The Ripper - Performed by Walton & Weybridge Amateur Operatic Society - Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14 May 7.30pm - Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames

King John
King JohnWhat:
Legendary director Trevor Nunn with his take on Shakespeare's epic battle of ascension.
Why: Cast includes Jamie Ballard (The Hollow Crown) as King John, Howard Charles (The Musketeers) as Philip the Bastard,
Lisa Dillon (Lucky Man) as Constance and Maggie Steed (Pie in the Sky) as Queen Elinor.
When: Saturday 14 May to Sunday 5 June
Where: Rose Theatre, Kingston. Telephone 020 8174 0090

oneACTS 2016
A festival of new playwriting
Why: Comedy and drama
When: Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May 7.45pm
Where: The cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre, Surbiton


Matt Green and Joe Bor  - Friday 13 May 8.30pm - Grey Horse, Kingston

Iain Stirling and Stephen Carlin - Saturday 14May 8.30pm - Cricketers, Kingston

Maff Brown, Joke Fight Club and Gareth Richards  - Monday 16 May 7.45pm - Fighting Cocks, Kingston

Mock Tudor Comedy Club - Friday 20 May - Riverhouse Barn, Walton

Erich McElroy - Friday 20 May 8.30pm - Grey Horse, Kingston

Luke Kempner  - Saturday 21 May 8.30pm - Cricketers, Kingston

Virginia Ironside - Growing Old Disgracefully - Thursday 26 May 8.00pm - Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord - Thursday 9  June 7.30pm - Cornerhouse Arts Centre, 116 Douglas Road, Surbiton KT6 7SB. Telephone 07973 783339


    It will feel much cooler on Saturday but it will be dry with some sunshine. A bright start to Sunday, with the chance of showers later in the day. On Tuesday it will start to get warmer again.   


Everybody Wants Some

Florence Foster Jenkins

Captain America: Civil War

The Jungle Book

Bad Neighbours 2

Hotel Transylvania 2


The Big Short

X-Men: Apocalypse

ROH Live: Frankenstein

Me Before You

Teatro Alla Scala


Kingston Beer & Cider Festival - Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 May - Kingston Workmen’s Club & Institute, Old London Road, Kingston KT2 6ND (behind the falling down telephone boxes)

Marathon Charity Row For Evelina Childrens' Hospital - Saturday 14 May 1.00pm to 4.00pm - Victoria Recreation Ground, Surbiton

Oatlands Village Fayre - Saturday 14 May 12.30pm to 4.30pm - Oatlands Recreation Ground, Oatlands Drive, Weybridge KT13 9HA

Kingston Borough Bands Tattoo - Saturday 14 May 1.30pm to 6.00pm - Tolworth Recreation Centre

1st Hinchley Wood Scouts May Fair - Saturday 14 May 10.30am to 1.00pm - Hinchley Wood Memorial Gardens

History Talk: Kingston Borough during WWII - Tuesday 17 May 2.00pm to 3.00pm - Tolworth Library

An Evening With Novelist Francesca Kay - Wednesday 18 May 6.30pm - Room 0003, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road Campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston KT1 2EE. Email

Battles of the Somme and Ypres Lecture - Thursday 19 May 1.15pm to 2.15pm - Community Centre, Bishop Fox Way, West Molesey KT8 2RH. Telephone 020 8979 5773

Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Midnight Walk - Friday 20 May from 10.00pm - 8 mile sponsored walk around Brooklands, Weybridge

Charity Masquerade Ball - Cancer Research and McMillan - £20 per ticket - Friday 20 May 6.00pm to Midnight - Glenmore House, Surbiton.   Telephone 07740 374292

An Evening With Ian Waite And Natalie Lowe
Ian and natalieWhat:
The Strictly Come Dancing favourites will perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow you.
Why: On the night they will dance a mix of Ballroom and Latin, transporting you away to a place of wonderful moments with fun filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life.
When: Sunday 22 May. Meet and greet from 6.00pm and 7.00pm. Show 8.15pm
Where: Rose Theatre, Kingston. Telephone 020 8174 0090


Peceptions Of Nature
Perceptions Of NatureWhat:
An exhibition featuring work from Robin Rutherford, Paul Fearn and Becca Clegg
When: Friday 13 May to Thursday 2 June
Where: Rose Theatre, Kingston. Telephone 020 8174 0090

Suzy Abrahams - Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May - Fountain Gallery, East Molesey

Richmond Art Society Spring Exhibition - Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May from 10.00am - Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Gianno Bonincontro and Pasquale Ferraro - Gala Night - Tuesday 17 May 7.00pm - Cornerhouse, Surbiton

Landmark Spring Art Fair - Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May 10.00am to 5.00pm - Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington



Kingston Cycling Campaign Evening Ride - Wednesday 18 May 7.30pm - Meet Under Queen Anne Statue in Kingston Market Place KT1 1JS

Richmond Ride for Everybody - Palaces of West London - Saturday 21 May 10.00am - Meet at Richmond Little Green - opposite theatre TW9 1QJ. Register Online



Guided Walk Around Claremont Landscape Garden - Saturday 14 May 2.00pm - Booking not needed. Listed as a free event but normal admission charges apply - Meet at the entrance Kiosk.

Isabella Plantation Walk - Free of charge stroll with the gardeners - Sunday 15 May 11.00am to 12.30pm - Meet inside the Garden by the gate from Broomfield Hill car park, Richmond Park


Parks And Gardens20 Beechwood Avenue
Delightful town garden, minutes away from Royal Botanic Gardens and Kew Retail Park. Open on behalf of NGS.
Why: A decidedly minimalist layout offsets exquisite favourite planting combinations.
When: Sunday 15 May 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Where: 20 Beechwood Avenue, Kew TW9 4DE.

Morning Lecture Series - Thursday 19 May 11.00am - Painshill Park, Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1JE

Meet The Bushy Park Team - Friday 20 May 12 Noon to 2.00pm - Meet at the Pheasantry Cafe. No need to book, just turn up.


  • Spring Bank Holiday - Monday 30 May
  • Father's Day - Sunday 19 June
  • Summer Solstice - Tuesday 21 June
  • Summer Bank Holiday - Monday 29 August


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Surrey Rugby Annual Dinner And Awards Evening - Wednesday 25 May - Gold Cup Suite, Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher

Toy Collectors Fair - Saturday 28 May - Sandown Park, Esher

Happy  Days Festival - Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May - Imber Court, East Molesey

Thames Ditton Farmers Market - Saturday 28 May 9.00am to 1.00pm - George & Dragon Car-Park, Thames Ditton

Antiques Market - Sunday 29 May 11.00am to 5.00pm - Old London Road, Kingston

Tom Jones, Anastacia, Jools Holland, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Van Morrison, Caro Emerald, George Benson and Katherine Jenkins - Thursday 9 to Saturday 18 June - Hampton Court Palace Festival

International Art Exhibition - Presented in partnership with the Thames Philharmonia - Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 June - Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Jane Austen's Persuasion - Friday 10 June - Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton

The London Dance Film Festival - Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June - Various venues, Kingston

Hinchley Wood Girl Guides Summer Fair - Saturday 11 June 11.30am to 3.00pm - Hinchley Wood Memorial Gardens 

The Corrs - Thursday 30 June - Epsom Downs Racecourse

Hampton Court Palace Gardens
Walk around the palace gardens and learn about the summer planting schemes
Why: This is a special NGS private tour, after the wonderful historic gardens have closed to the public.
When: Thursday 30 June from 6.30pm
Where: Hampton Court Palace. Telephone 01483 211535

Ignition Dance Festival - Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July - Rose Theatre, Kingston

The Streets - Festival and vocal extravaganza - Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July - Various locations around Kingston

Jess Glynne
Brits nominated chart sensation
Why: one of the biggest UK breakthrough acts of recent years.
When: Wednesday 13 July from 8.30pm
Where: Sandown Park, Esher

Peter Pan - Children's open air theatre performed by Chapterhouse Theatre Company - Saturday 16 July 7.00pm - Claremont Garden, Esher

Much Ado About Nothing - Open air theatre performed by The Lord Chamberlain's Men - Sunday 17 July 7.00pm - Claremont Garden, Esher

Busted - Wednesday 20 July - Sandown Park, Esher

Bryan Adams - Thursday 4 August - Sandown Park, Esher


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