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THE JULY LOWDOWN – RECAP…

Posted by Francesca De Franco on 12 Jul 2024

☀️ There are still plenty of events to come this month, Beer Festival, Spice Up Your Life Brunch, Summer Holiday Clubs and so much more. Here is your July Lowdown – Recap.

The 2nd Cuddington Scout Group Beer Festival 

The 2nd Cuddington Scout Group in Epsom is hosting a Beer Festival on Friday, 12th and Saturday, 13th July to raise funds for its scout activities and community initiatives. This event promises to be a fun and enjoyable day for all attendees, featuring a variety of local beers, ciders, and non-alcoholic options alongside live music, food, and gin on the Saturday sessions.

For more details and booking go to: https://fixr.co/organiser/CuddingtonBeerFestival

Location: 2nd Cuddington, Rowe Hall, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park.

Ewell Village Fair 

The Ewell Village Fair is on Saturday, 13th July at St. Mary’s Church and grounds between 10am-4pm and it’s FREE entry.

Come and see….
Morris and Clog Dancing
Punch and Judy
Epsom Singers
Silver and Military Bands
Music recitals
Bottle Tombola
Cake stall and competition
Toy stall
Beer Tent
BBQ
Ice Cream
Raffle
Hook a duck
Bric a Brac and loads more!

Epsom Fire Station Open Day 

The Epsom Fire Station Open Day is on Saturday, 13th July between 12pm and 3pm and at the earlier time of 11am to 12pm for those with Special Educational Needs.

Church St, Epsom KT17 4PW. If you can’t make this date, there are other Fire Station open days taking place:

Sutton – Saturday, 10th August
Reigate – Saturday, 31st August

Ellis’ Fundraiser day at Neat HQ 

Ellis is a little local boy who needs £250,000 to get him to the US for treatment. Neat will be hosting a fundraiser day on Saturday, July 13th (9am-12pm) where all proceeds raised will go towards his treatment.

It’s £5 per adult; book online to receive one entry into the raffle to be drawn on the day. Tickets can also be purchased on the day/door. All kids go free.

Unlimited play wristbands can also be purchased on the day for £5 – children can then play in the football tournaments/matches and full use of the inflatables.

Raffle tickets will also be sold on the day.

Full details and booking here. Venue: The Pavilion, Court Recreation Ground, Epsom, KT19 8SB

Antidote in Aid of Breast Cancer Research @ The Ginistry 

Get ready for The Ginistry’s Antidote Festival on Saturday, 13th July.

Brought to you by Alex Langford and sponsored by guitarguitar Epsom, expect an incredible line-up of musicians from 12pm to Midnight.

Tickets are just £15 per person, and ALL proceeds go to Cancer Research UK for breast cancer research.

Join for a day full of music and support a great cause! Get your tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/antidote-charity-festival-epsom-tickets-884519169647

Ashley Centre Kids Club 

The Ashley Centre Kids Club workshops return from 10-4pm on every second Sunday of the month.

Is 2024 the year it’s coming home? On Sunday, July 14th bring your children along to make their own Euro 2024 flag for the finals. All FREE.

Sutton Summer Festival 

A FREE Summer Festival Event – Sutton Holiday Activities and Food Programme and Beyond the Box Young Producers Present: Sutton Summer Festival on Sunday,  July 14th (12pm-6pm).

A vibrant and inclusive event designed for young people and organised by young people, the festival promises a day of fun, music, food and activities for the whole family.

Festival Highlights:

• Inflatable Assault Course: Challenge yourself and your friends on an exciting obstacle course.
• Sports Challenges: Test your skills with various sports challenges and activities.
•⁠ ⁠Games: Participate in fun and engaging games suitable for all ages.
•⁠ ⁠Chill Zones: Relax and unwind in designated chill-out areas.
•⁠ ⁠Sutton United Coaches: Meet the coaches from Sutton United and learn more about their programs and initiatives.
•⁠ ⁠Music: Enjoy music
•⁠ ⁠FREE Food: Savour delicious summer snacks
•⁠ ⁠Prizes: Get active and win some amazing prizes!

And much, much more!

Location: Beddington Park, Church Rd, Wallington, SM6 7NN For more details go to: https://suttoninformationhub.org.uk/pages/HAF 

Festival of Archaeology at Bourne Hall Museum 

This year, Bourne Hall Museum is taking part in the Festival of Archaeology.

Over two weeks (Monday, 15th July- Saturday 27th July) there will be walks around Nonsuch Park and a talk on the history of Ewell Grove. There’ll be an exhibition on the prehistory of the local area, an amazing Living History Day, (Saturday, July 20th – 10am-4pm) which will include Roman reenactors along with those from the Viking and prehistory periods.

Living History Day

10am – The day begins.
10.30am – The Roman Army march down Ewell Village from the Grove to Bourne Hall Park. This will be followed by a talk on Roman religion and a burial conducted by a Roman priest.
11.00am – Roman soldiers show off the awesome fire-power of their siege weapons.
12pm –  The Roman Army carry out drill for the children.
1.30pm –  The Vikings fight: learn how to survive against a berserker.
3pm – A Roman gladiator battles an Iron Age warrior.
4pm –  The Vikings fight and die.

Also meet the Victorian archaeologists and learn about the early history of the science. Bring your finds along and get them identified or get to handle items and pottery from the Romans to the Victorians.

For the children there will be brass rubbing and archaeological craft making activities, including make a mammoth. They can also try cave painting.

Dr James Dilly, whom you may have seen on TV, will be smelting bronze age tools later in the week.

Find the programme for the week here: Archaeology Festival 2

Epsom Racecourse Antiques and Collectables Fair

 

The next Antiques and Collectables Fair (under new management) is on Tuesday, 16th July and will include up to around 70 stands indoors, and some outside stands (weather dependant).

Admission is £3 only and there’s free parking. Early trade admission from 7am is £10 via the main gate. Open to the public 9.00am-3pm.

For more details go here.

V Fit Ewell – Charity Spin Event for Ellis 

V Fit Ewell is holding a charity spin event for Ellis on Tuesday, 16th July (9am-6pm) to help raise funds towards the treatment he needs in America.

Please head along and either donate or help keep the bike moving all day!

https://www.instagram.com/vfit_ewell/ 
https://www.vfit-ewell.co.uk/ 

Rat Pack Live @ Epsom Playhouse 

On Thursday, 18th July (7.30pm) the ‘Rat Pack’ comes to Epsom Playhouse.

They were the definition of cool during their fifties and sixties Vegas heyday – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr.

Combining the full sound of big band swing with charisma, panache and swagger, the trio – collectively known as The Rat Pack – had attitude. Rat Pack Live invites you to be part of the gang and features all the patter and razzamatazz of their infamous live shows. So prepare yourself for the UK’s most authentic Rat Pack concert experience…

This brilliant production revives all-time-favourites such as New York, New York, That’s Amore, My Way, Mr Bojangles and That’s Life.

For more information and booking go to: https://www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk/node/4040

Summer Evening Racing – Platinum 

Enjoy an evening of racing at Epsom Downs Racecourse followed by a sparkling night of ABBA glam and glitz.

Internationally acclaimed PLATINUM – The Live ABBA Tribute Show – is bringing its spectacular show to Epsom Downs Racecourse on Thursday, 18th July, live after the racing.

Use code SUMMER24 to get £5 off the ticket price. More details and booking here.

Ahh…Freak Out! @ Epsom Playhouse


Ahh…Freak Out! – The World’s Biggest Disco hits.

Step into the glittering time machine and journey back to the dazzling 1970s. Turn back the clock and bring the disco inferno back to life, LIVE on stage at Epsom Playhouse on Friday, 19th July (7.30pm).

Get ready to boogie the night away as you’re taken on a magical journey delivering non-stop, chart-topping disco hits alongside a world class live band! We’re talkin’ Donna Summer’s sultry vibes, Earth, Wind & Fire’s cosmic funk, the Bee Gees’ silky harmonies, and Gloria Gaynor’s fierce diva power – all in one mind-blowing show.

For more details and booking go to:  https://www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk/shows/ahhfreak-out 

Bourne Hall Pre-loved Clothes Market 

Held at Bourne Hall Ewell, this market (formerly called Cash in the Wardrobe) is for anyone wanting to sell pre-loved, second hand, vintage or even new clothes from their wardrobe. It’s held every third Saturday of the month with the next one being on Saturday, 20th July (10am-2pm).

Regency Ball @ The Horton

You are cordially invited to the ball of the season on Saturday, 20th July (from 7.30pm). Dress to impress and immerse yourself in the Regency era in the beautiful surroundings of The Horton.

Learn traditional dances, try your hand at portrait sketching, enjoy live music with a string quartet and grand piano. It’s the perfect ambience if you’ve loved the spectacle of historical romance drama Bridgerton.

Book your ticket here.

Epsom Community Passion Play 2025 

Come and meet with members of your community on Saturday, 20th July (3pm-4pm) as writer and director, Susie Pottinger shares a vision for next year’s Good Friday Passion Play in the heart of Epsom.

Everyone is welcome (children to be accompanied by an adult, please).

Whether you’d like to be in the play, play music, dance or sing, or whether you’d like to design a flyer, help with ideas, costumes or props or even if you’d just like to know what they’re up to so you can help invite the audience, head down to Epsom Methodist Church and see what you could be a part of.

Summer Sundown Sessions 

Abi Scott & Her Motown Band will be performing at The Derby Arms on Sunday, 21st July (4-6pm) as part of the Summer Sundown Sessions.

Head down for live music, hand crafted cocktails, seasonal small plates and sharers, and exclusive offers.

Book a table here: https://www.thederbyarmsepsom.co.uk/tablebooking#/

NEAT Summer Football Camp 

Neat’s Summer Football Camp for school years 5-9 is at Glyn School, Monday 22nd to Tuesday, 23rd July, Monday, 29th to Wednesday, 31st July and Thursday, 1st  to Friday, 2nd August (10am – 2pm).

Bring: Water bottle, lunch (no nuts), waterproof jacket, sun cream, sun hat and suitable footwear.

For more details and booking go to: https://neat.pembee.app

Realistic Music Academy Summer Workshops 

The Realistic Music Academy Summer Workshops are now booking for the week of the 22nd July or 29th July (9.30am-3pm).

A week-long workshop for young musicians who will learn skills and techniques, classic rock/pop songs, then form a band, pen their own hit number and record a music video in Realistic Music Academy’s custom-built studios.

Guitar, bass, drums and vocals.

15 Pound Lane, Epsom, 01372 740 300. Book now at: https://realisticmusicacademy.com/summer-workshops/

Family Events at The Horton

The Horton is running a series of family events over the summer kicking off with the Family Creative Mosaic Workshop on Tuesday, July 23rd (10.30am-11.30am). More information and booking here.

This is followed by Kids Spanish Classes on Saturday, 27th of July. Kidslingo is partnering with the Horton to offer FREE beginner Spanish taster sessions for children aged 2-11 years old, as part of the 2024 Festival of Spanish Music and Dance.

7-11 year olds – 1:30pm – 40 minute lesson
2-6 year olds – 2:20pm – 30 minute lesson

More information and booking here.

 

Shuang Yang Cane Workshop 

This adults workshop on Wednesday, 24th July (11.30am-5.30pm) is suitable for everyone, no experience is necessary.

Limited spaces available, book now to avoid disappointment: namyangepsom@gmail.com /07969 268595

Olympic Fever at Epsom Social

Missing the buzz from the Euros already? Epsom Social has got you covered!

Head down for Olympic Fever and catch every thrilling moment live! Enjoy food from its street food kitchens, cocktails or speciality coffee from the bar, and an electric atmosphere!

FREE ENTRY

Games start on Wednesday, 24th July

Opening Ceremony on Friday, 26th July

Closing Ceremony on Sunday, 11th August

Protegem Dance Summer Workshops 

Dates: 25th July, 8th August & 15th August
Times: 4.30pm-5.15pm – 4-6yrs & 6-9yrs 5.15-6.30pm 9-12 & 13yrs+
Where: Ruxley Church, West Ewell KT19 0AF
Whats on? Commercial / Musical Theatre / Guest Teachers!

Book here: https://protegem.setmore.com/beta 

Craftmyday Holiday Club 

Craftmyday holiday club bookings are open! There are over 50 workshops including painting, sewing, sculpture and more. Three hour sessions are just £23

Book now at: https://www.craftmyday.com/kids

Dates & Steaks at The Derby Arms

The next Dates & Steaks night at the Derby Arms is on Thursday, 25th July (6pm-10pm).

There’ll be a range of premium steak cuts and steak specials for you to try on a special menu. Bring a date or your best mate.

Book a table now via the website link.

Any Fancy Dress Afternoon Tea Party

Start the holidays with bubbles for you and bubbles for the kids at Pipsqueaks Any Fancy Dress Afternoon Tea Party at All Things Nice on Thursday, 25th July (1.30pm-3pm).

Spaces are limited so pop in and see Nicci or Sara at All Things Nice to secure your ‘AFDATP’ spot!

Fiesta Cubana @ Be at One Epsom

Celebrating its love for rum cocktails, and trying to manifest the Cuban weather for the summer, Be at One Epsom is  having a FIESTA CUBANA party Friday, July 26th to Saturday, July 27th. Book now and use Codeword “Cuban Holiday” in booking requests to get an extra hour of 2-4-1.

Book now: https://www.beatone.co.uk/epsom/party-booking 

Satisfied Eye International Film Festival 

Get your tickets now for the best of fest programme running from Friday, 26th July to Sunday, 28th July.

Rediscover your favourites and discover new amazing stories over three days of the very best films Satisfied Eye has ever screened across its entire history – all shown at the stunning new Epsom Picture House during a weekend of fun and activities.

Tickets are strictly limited and a number of programmes always sell out, so get in early! Full programme and tickets available on: www.picturehouses.com/seiff 

DJ Steve Facey @ The Derby Arms 

Head to The Derby Arms’ garden on Friday, 26th July (music from 7pm – close) for an evening of 80s, 90S, 00s, Old School R&B and Classic House Anthems with DJ Steve Facey.

Tables are first come first served on the evening. Tickets are required for entrance. Get your tickets via this link.

Epsom Family Fridays 

Family Fridays return to Epsom Marketplace this Summer. Free family fun activities every Friday from 26th July until the  30th of August. Featuring dinosaurs, climbing wall, caving, crazy golf, circus skills and more.

Make sure you follow Go Epsom on social media for all the latest news and info.

Summer Reading Challenge at Ashtead Library 

There are a few spaces left for Ashtead Library’s first event of the summer on Saturday, 27th July. Don’t miss out, book your space today either at the desk or via email: ashtead.library@surreycc.gov.uk

Only £3 per child (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

Spice up your life at The Ginistry Epsom

Spice up your life at The Ginistry Epsom at their Spice Girls Bottomless Brunch Saturday 27th July, 2pm to 4pm! ✨

Get ready to zig-a-zig-ah with 2 amazing performers bringing you all the Spice Girls hits that will have you dancing in your platform shoes!

BOTTOMLESS DRINKS: Sip and savour the flavours of the Spice Girls era with 2 hours of unlimited fun! Enjoy bottomless Prosecco, draught beer, Haymans Original G&T, and Haymans Peach and Rose Cup with lemonade.

SPICE UP YOUR PALATE: Enjoy a mouth-watering Spice Girls-themed pizza buffet.

️ TICKETS: Secure your spot for just £45pp. Limited seats are available.

This will be the spiciest brunch in town! Gather your friends, dig out your best ‘90s attire and go ready to spice up your weekend.

Book tickets here.

Disco Totz Summer Parties 

 

The summer parties dates have been released and are as follows:

Monday, 29th July
Monday, 5th August
Monday, 12th August

Friday, 2nd August
Thursday, 8th August
Friday, 16th August

All at 10.15am- 11.15am at Breech Lane Community Centre, Walton-on-the-Hill (Tadworth) KT20 7SN

Includes: 1 hour disco, bubbles, disco dancing, instruments and rainbow parachute plus all children receive an ice lolly and a Disco Totz sticker.

Book tickets on the website: https://discototz.com/

EmpowerEd Summer Workshop 

Join EmpowerEd Epsom for a Free Summer Workshop on Monday, 29th July (10am-12pm)

For ages 4-11, there are some exciting activities planned:

️ Make your own beach sand summer arts and crafts
✈️ Plan your dream holiday
Decorate your own summer cap

Spaces are limited and fill up quickly. Go to Eventbrite to reserve your spot.

Epsom’s Oldest Road  – History Walk

The summer programme of fascinating guided history walks around Epsom and Ewell for all the family begins on Tuesday, 30th July (10am-11.30am) with an exploration of Epsom’s ancient heart along its oldest road.

Discover the oldest surviving residential building and the site of Epsom’s own brewery. See the parish church, mentioned in Domesday Book, and the grand houses once inhabited by Epsom’s lords and ladies. There are connections with Charles I and the owner of the Cedars bankrolled William of Orange’s invasion of England. Learn about Epsom’s educational past at the old Technical Institute building, and the importance of the fire station in World War 2. Oh yes, and a discover few ghosts!

Meet opposite the fire station in Church Street, Epsom KT17 4PW.

Walks cost £6 per person and are limited to 20 people per walk.
Places must be booked with David Brooks – Tel: 020 8394 1734 Email: dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Summer Baby Classes 


Baby Sensory Epsom is running classes throughout the Summer. You can also book on now for the September Term.

Classes are especially designed for babies from birth, and you can stay with them right up to their first birthday and beyond.

Baby Sensory classes are an educational, interactive and developmental programme, which will help your baby learn and develop important skills. The classes are built on your baby’s natural play-rest-play cycle to ensure they are not overstimulated.

Baby Sensory classes are an ideal place to meet new parents, ask questions, share ideas, experiences and memories together.

Baby Sensory Epsom has received the Gold Aware Accreditation with Children’s Activities Association.

Book on the website: https://www.babysensory.com/epsom/ 

Epsom Social Weekly Events 

Check out Epsom Social’s weekly events plan above and keep your eyes on its socials for the weekly special events.

To apply to perform at any of Epsom Social’s events, please contact info@epsomsocial.com

Connect Café – Coffee Morning for SEN Parents 

Chat with other parents over a coffee and share experiences and tips on supporting your children with SEN. Everyone is welcome, no booking required.

Thursdays (9.30am-11.00am), term-time at Epsom Family Centre, Pound Lane, KT19 8RY

Book Now!

The Truants Foundation Summer Evening Racing – Massaoke  

Massaoke returns to Epsom Downs Racecourse on Thursday, 1st August, live after racing on Hyperion Lawn.

Live band, giant sing-along lyrics; the greatest hits of all time. A brilliant live band plays hairbrush anthems from across the decades – accompanied by giant video lyrics – and everyone sings together.

Massaoke has toured the world from New York to Adelaide and all across Europe, and played to huge crowds at festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and Edinburgh Fringe.

Expect sequins, spandex, rockstar poses and infinite air guitar. All you need to do is bring the sing!

Use code SUMMER24 to get £5 off the ticket price. More details and booking here.

Code Ninjas Summer Camps 

Gear up for an unforgettable summer at Code Ninjas Camps. These exciting camps are designed to keep kids engaged and learning with hands-on coding projects, game development, and creative challenges. Perfect for all skill levels, the camps inspire curiosity and innovation.

Enrol now and let the adventure begin: https://www.codeninjas.co.uk/epsom-sry-uk/camps 

EzeeSport Summer Holiday Camps 

Booking for Summer Camps in Epsom, Leatherhead/Bookham is now open: https://ezeesport.com/pages/summer-holidays-2024 

Aerial Tumbling Club Gymnastics Summer Camps

The Aerial Tumbling Club Gymnastics Summer Camps are running throughout August. Details above. Contact head coach Justine to reserve a place: aerialtumblingclub@hotmail.com

Visit: https://www.aerialtumblingclub.co.uk/

Laird Academy Summer School

Join Laird Academy for a summer like no other. Dive into the magic of theatre with its ‘A Musical in a Week’ course. From learning choreography to mastering your role, this is your chance to shine on stage. The course runs from Monday, August 12th to Friday, 16th August (9am-3.30pm).

To book contact: laird.ballet@gmail.com

EmpowerEd Summer Camp 

EmpowerEd’s Summer Camp is running throughout the school summer holidays. Expect lots of fun and creative educational activities with arts and crafts, game zone, science experiments and more.

Contact on 07341179293 or epsom@empowered-education.co.uk for more details.

Visit: https://www.empowered-education.co.uk

 

Roll With It Football Coaching – Summer Camps 

Roll With It Football Coaching’s football development camps for Summer 2024 are now LIVE!

Roll With It Football Coaching – Football Development Camp 

Learn the skills of the game, battle it out with your friends, win prizes and be the hero by lifting its very own EURO trophy in the EURO 2024 themed camps.

4 reasons why your child should attend football development camps:

  • Expert coaching from a UEFA & FA standard coaching team with over 30 plus years’ experience.
  • Our philosophy of learn it, master it, use it will leave your child feeling like they have learnt new skills and expressed their ability.
  • Our mindset training will help players with their resilience and help them to solve and embrace challenges.
  • Make new or meet up with old friends, as your child will be encouraged to play with others and use positive communication.
  • Come & stay active over the summer holidays & strive towards your greatness!

Roll With It – Mini Rolls Multi Activity Camps 

4 reasons why your child should attend Multi Activity camps:

  • Build on their own self confidence and awareness
  • Make new or meet up with old friends, as your child will be encouraged to play with others and use positive communication
  • Learn & develop new and existing skills.
  • Be in a fun, safe and nurturing environment with staff that care about your child and their development and enjoyment.

The early bird discount is only available until 1st July for both camps.

Visit: pbbl.uk/rollwithitfootballcoaching for more information and to book.

Sam’s Classroom Summer Camp

* New date added: Wednesday, 24th July * – BOOK NOW.  

Sam’s Classroom Summer Camp is taking place Tuesday, 27th August- Friday, 30th August (9.30-3.00pm).

Four days of fun filled maths, games, outdoor learning, water colour painting and crafts led by a qualified teacher, tutor and home educator in Tadworth. Sign up for a day or two, or the whole week. Every day will be different.

Venue: Sam’s Classroom, Tadworth, KT20 5NR

Book by Friday, 19th July to secure the early bird discount. Sibling discount also available.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2a86GyOUbgyFlS4s-00LZpRxPo2tn5kZyd80jP0aCJ6Pu0Q/viewform 

Epsom and Leatherhead Summer Mega Camps

 

Mega Camps are running once again this Summer between Wednesday, 24th July and Friday, 30th August (8am-6pm). They offer a host of sporting and arts and crafts activities for 4-14 year-olds.

The early bird offer ends on Monday, 1st of July, so book now to take advantage: https://www.megacamps.net/

 

Holiday Camps at Ebbisham Sports Club

Holiday Camps are back at Ebbisham Sports Club, with various dates available to book across the summer holiday period from 9.00am-3.00pm. Ebbisham will be running both Try-Sport camps and Badminton & Squash camps this summer.

The holiday camps are an ideal introduction to a variety of different sports for children aged 7-14 years old. They’re an enjoyable way for children to start playing sport and feature coaching, games and social activities. Children will learn new sports skills, make friends and grow their confidence.

23 July – Try-Sport
24 July – Try-Sport
31 July – Try-Sport
6 August – Try-Sport
7 August – Try-Sport
20 August – Badminton & Squash
21 August – Badminton & Squash
27 August – Badminton & Squash
28 August – Badminton & Squash

Cost: Ebbisham Members £32 per day/ Non-Members £35 per day

If you wish to book a place, email admin@ebbishamsportsclub.com for a registration form.

At Little Saints Preschool

Little Saints Preschool’s Mini Beasts & Little Saints Go Wild weeks are a great hit with the children.

“Melting ice mini beasts, taking photos of items in nature, bark rubbing and making bird feeders. Lots of different crafts were made from items found in the park trip and our mud kitchen was a firm favourite!”

If this sounds like fun then you’ll be interested to know they have spaces for children aged 2 – 4 years old from September 2024. Please email info@littlesaints-preschool.com for more information.

Work Out, Brunch and Bubbles

Experience a wellness day like never before at Albury Vineyard with Avia PT and Chef Renu B on Friday, 6th September (10.15am – 2.30pm and beyond).

Indulge your senses in a day of pure bliss, where you’ll combine the art of mindful eating, movement, and the joy of wine.

Savour Every Bite: Delight in a chef curated lunch of nourishing, seasonal foods that will replenish your body

Toast to Wellness: Raise a glass of Albury organic sparkling wine to celebrate and unwind.

Move with Purpose: Learn how to incorporate strength training into your weekly routine through the strength & conditioning class. End the day with an optional guided walk around the vines

To book go to: https://www.chefrenub.com/alburyvineyard ​

New Dawn Soul @ The Ivory Lounge 

Step into Reigate’s stylish Ivory Lounge bar on Sunday, 13th October (from 7pm), and let sensational, soul band New Dawn Soul, take you on a musical journey. Hailing from the heart of Surrey, New Dawn Soul will put on a night packed with timeless soul classics and contemporary hits to get you up and on your feet. The band’s fresh, vibrant twist on the classic soul sound will resonate with audiences of all ages.

For more details and booking go to: https://fixr.co/event/new-dawn-soul-tickets-80617097

Summer Reading Challenge 

Sign up today for the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge at your local library. This year’s theme is Marvellous Makers, so get creating, get reading, and get stuck in!

More information here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ 

Coming up!

Bodhi Eden 12-Hour Yoga Class Charity Event 

Bodhi Eden is hosting a very special Charity Event on Saturday, 10th August (8am-9pm).

It is a 12-Hour Yoga Class where you can challenge yourself to complete all 12-hours, or you can drop-in to classes at leisure or you can donate from afar!

They are aiming to raise both awareness and £2000 in aid of InterAKtive and Spread Your Wings UK – two very worthy charities that the co-organiser and teacher at Bodhi  Eden are connected to.

More information can be found here: https://www.bodhieden.com/12-hour-yoga-class

For donations only go to: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/BodhiEden-12hrYogaClass?utm_term=YZzKPDD2J 

Coldplace at Epsom Playhouse 

Thursday, 12th September: Coldplace – the World’s leading tribute to Coldplay – is a stunning live concert performance, celebrating the music of one of the most successful bands of all time.

The only tribute to have worked for Coldplay, this outstanding band leads you through all your favourite Coldplay hits from the last 20+ years, including Yellow, Paradise and A Sky full of Stars, right through to Higher Power and My Universe from their latest album, Music of the Spheres.

This world class show faithfully recreates the magic of Coldplay’s record breaking live tours – featuring lasers, confetti, video screen, and the Xyloband LED wristbands that have become synonymous with Coldplay concerts, truly making the audience part of the show.

www.coldplace.co.uk
For more details and booking go here.

Funkytown 90s Disco Night with DJ Kobbie @ The Horton 

Join DJ Kobbie on a trip back to Funkytown, playing the best tracks from the 1990s for a night of dancing in The Horton’s atmospheric Performance Space on Saturday, 14th September from 7pm.

Tickets on sale to Friends of the Horton on 9th July and public booking from 16th July.

Start thinking about your outfit now! Find out more here.

Free Holiday Cinema @ St Mary’s Ewell

The FREE Ewell Summer Holiday Cinema has showings on Sunday, 4th, 11th and 18th August (doors open at 2.30pm) at St Mary’s, Ewell

For more details on this and other events go to: https://www.facebook.com/stmarysewell 

This blog is updated throughout the month so don’t forget to check back in. Also look out for the mid-month recap

Have a great month.

Fran x

 
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I’m Fran a Londoner living in Surrey with my great husband and our three lovely children. My eldest daughter is 15 and my twin daughters are aged 12.

I'm a freelance PR consultant and also run The Parent Social blog where I write about the activities we do, the places that we visit, the games that we play as well as all the every day parenting (and some non-parenting) stuff in between. I also have a wine and food PR consultancy and blog - https://www.vinocibo.co.uk/

My love for communicating and writing, mirrors my passion for trying to be the best mum I can be. Interests include good food and wine, Italian culture, football and personal finance.

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