Posted by Francesca De Franco on 01 Sep 2021

I can’t believe September is here. My inbox is full of back to school emails and my attention has turned back to school uniform refresh, buying new school shoes 😭 and replenishing pencil cases!

Here’s the lowdown on what’s going on this September in and around the area.



The three day comedy, music and beer festival that is Banfest will be returning from the 3rd to 5th September for an even bigger and better programme.

Set in a large marquee and surrounding space on the cricket green at Banstead Cricket Club there’ll be a supreme night of Comedy on Friday 3rd followed by two days of live music.

Epsom Families Nearly New Sale 


Grab yourself a bargain on Sunday, 5th September at the Epsom Families Nearly New Sale at Blenheim High School on Longmead Road (11:00AM – 12:00PM). There’ll be clothes, toys, nursery furniture, nursing goods, baby and toddler feeding items and accessories.

There’s early access with a pre-booked ticket. More details here.

Epsom Playhouse: Vengeance – The Demise of Oscar Wilde

For one night only on Thursday, September 9th is a musical drama about the demise of Oscar Wilde.

“VENGEANCE” is a fresh narrative that tells his story through the eyes of his life-long friend, Robbie Ross, as participant and narrator, with all original orchestrated music, songs and stage performance.  Faithful to the true characters and real events that took place, it’s a moving, insightful and compelling drama that will absorb from start to finish.

For more details and booking go to:



FEASTYFEST, Surrey’s largest combined Food, Drink and Music Festival, is taking place on September 12th in Cheam Park (10am-7pm). There’s a main stage hosting lots of fab artists, a plethora of bars, international street food stalls (in the Grub Hub), cookery demonstrations, wine tastings, artisan products aplenty on sale from the many traders in the market AND a circus performance.

For more information visit

Epsom Open Day 

Epsom Open Day at Epsom Downs is taking place on Sunday, 12th September (8am-1pm) and offers an opportunity to meet Epsom’s horses, trainers and stable staff. You can watch the horses train on the gallops from 8am.

To find out more and book tickets (free entrance for under 16s) go to: 


Ewell History Day 2021

Ewell History Day

On Saturday18th September, you’ll get the opportunity to discover Ewell’s incredible past. At this free event, you’ll…

“Gasp at Roman gladiators, stumble on Victorian urchins, survive with the soldiers of both World Wars, pick up tips from the Land Army and its petting zoo.”

Go along and learn about Ewell’s built heritage, and find out about the lives of famous and infamous residents.

Further details here.

Big Questions with the Archbishop of Canterbury

On Saturday, 25th September (3.30pm–4.45pm), there’ll be a unique opportunity to put questions to the Archbishop of Canterbury and hear him speak on how to find security and hope in uncertain times.

For more details and to register for the free event, which takes place at Blenheim High School, Epsom go here.


Age Concern – Charity Curry Night

Age Concern Epsom & Ewell is hosting its Charity Curry Night to raise funds at Tamarind Spice on Tuesday 28th September at 7:15pm.
This has always been a sell out event so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. For further details please email

EMEF fund raising dinner at El Rincon


The Epsom Medical Equipment Fund (EMEF) is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, 29th September (7pm) at El Rincon, Tattenham Crescent. More details about this event and others in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund here.


Library Events 

The Surrey Nature Explorer Passport is a free and fun way to explore nature and libraries and is aimed at children aged 4 to 12. A bit like a real passport, children use it to collect stickers for completing fun nature challenges. The passport runs from mid-July to October. There’s also a chance to win exciting prizes worth up to £150. Find out more here: 

September Epsom market days

There are regular Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday markets, which host a variety of stalls selling fresh, local products such as eggs, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh bread, butchery and fashions in Epsom’s market place. Here are the dates of the specialised markets taking place in September.

  • Sunday, September 5th – Farmers’ Market
  • Sunday, September 12th –  Craft and Gift Market
  • Sunday, September 26th – Vegan Market

Find out more here.

Epsom Racecourse Antiques And Collectables Fair

Tuesday, September 21st – more details here


Don’t forget to let us know of any events that we should know about. If you’re currently looking for a new job, check out the jobs section.

Hope back to school goes well for children and parents alike. Until next time…

Fran x

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Francesca De Franco
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 -

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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