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What’s happening in and around the area – June part 4

Posted by Francesca De Franco on 25 Jun 2021

It’s officially the summer; the lavender has started flowering, it’s English Wine Week and it’s definitely the time to start thinking about (and booking) activities for the kids for the school holidays.

Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening…

Little Kickers – Football courses

Little Kickers has added three extra classes every Sunday morning at Epsom Downs primary School ⚽️ Little Kicks – 18 months to 2 ½ years at 9am ⚽️ Junior Kickers – 2 ½ years to 3 ½ years at 9.50am ⚽️ Mighty Kickers – 3 ½ years to 5 years at 10.45am.

More details here: https://www.littlekickers.co.uk/

Epsom Primary School – Summer Street Fair

Saturday 26th June (12-3pm) is Epsom Primary School’s Summer Street Fair. Lots of family favourites. All details above.

 

Epsom Vegan Market

 The Vegan Market – run by ethical vegan events – is back in Epsom on Sunday, 27th June (10.30am until 3.30pm).

There are a wide variety of vegan foods, products and produce and you’ll find everything from Nordic wellness drinks, spirits, free from cakes and date coffee to eco-friendly toiletries, dog superfood, faux fried chicken and cannabinoids.

Latest updates can be found here.

St Martin’s Church

St Martin’s Church in Epsom is holding a Covid recovery event on Sunday 27th June the event is for people to reflect on the past year and to take some time out to think and restore their feelings and emotions in the  peaceful surroundings of the church (which will be open from 9am-5pm). www.stmartinsepsom.org 

Summer Walks – Butterfly Stroll 

Epsom Common Association  – Join Alison Gilry on Sunday, 27th June at 2pm in the annual search for the elusive and magnificent Purple Emperor butterfly and find, identify and record other butterflies and moths on the Common.

Start from the Stew Pond car park, Christ Church Road (meet near the Gallows gate entrance). Lasts approximately 2 hours.

Fund raising dinner at Il Capriccio

 

Il Capriccio in Ewell Village is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, 30th June at 7pm in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund.More details about this event and others in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund here.

Free French in the Park for Parents & Toddlers

ALTétude French Tutoring is running a series of free half hour French lessons for parents and toddlers in Manor Park in Sutton. The next 30 minute session is taking place on  July 1st (10am-10.30am). Book here.

Introduction to sourdough bread baking 

The Epsom Bakehouse is running its popular sour dough class on Saturday, 3 July from 11:00am-12:30pm.

You’ll learn step-by-step the process to mix, knead, prove and shape a crusty white sourdough loaf, using a traditional starter to raise your loaf (you’ll be guided step-by-step how to make your own rye flour sourdough starter before the class). It’s an online class and costs £27. More details and booking here.

 

English Wine & Cheese Tasting – Albury Vineyard

Celebrate English Wine Week with a cheese and wine tasting at Albury Vineyard in the Surrey Hills this Sunday (27th). To book for this event and ones throughout the Summer go to.

Horton Chapel Arts Epsom

The Horton Chapel Arts Epsom is inviting young people from the local area to join The Horton Young Creatives. The group will be given unique opportunities to get involved and take part in free creative activities with professional artists.

You don’t need to be a great artist to join just someone who enjoys looking at things a little differently and using your imagination. Applications close on 30th June 2021. Find out more here: https://thehortonepsom.org/news/young-creatives-epsom/

French conversation group at Yo Sarnie 

For like minded people wanting to practice their French and share their passion about France, Pardon Your French is running  French conversation classes. The next one is at Yo Sarnie on Friday 2nd July from 10am – 11am.

The cost is £10 per person and is offered on a first come first served basis. For more info go to Pardon Your French Tutoring or contact Benedicte at benedicte@pardonyourfrench.co.uk

Epsom & St Helier Hospitals Charity

 

The NHS Big Tea is the nation’s biggest tea break. It’s a chance to join together, have a cuppa, say thank you and raise some money for your local NHS heroes at Epsom and St Helier hospitals and community services. It takes place at 3pm on Monday 5 July. 

The Epsom & St Helier Hospitals Charity is also running a Summer raffle with some amazing prizes up for grabs. You can find out more and enter the draw (which takes place on Thursday, 29 Julyhere.

Find out the latest details on the charity’s Twitter: @ESTHcharity

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Good Evening – Supper Clubs

 

Good Evening’s Supper Clubs have resumed at the new location of PT Depot in Epsom. The informal private dining clubs, featuring authentic Indian dishes, offer a personalised alternative to restaurant dining.

The next dates are 9th, 10th and 17th July. Read Kat’s review for more details and book here: https://goodevening.biz/reserve/

Mega Camps – Summer camp 2021

Bookings are now LIVE for children’s’ day activity Mega Camps in Epsom (Blenheim School). For children aged 4-14, activities this Summer include: Wet N Wild, Slip N Slide, Animal Workshops, Dance Workshops, Arts & Crafts, ports and more. To book visit: https://www.megacamps.net/

The Children’s Trust Supercar Event

The one-day extravaganza at Goodwood Motor Circuit for The Children’s Trust is taking place on Saturday, 24 July. It looks like it’s going to be amazing with live displays, super car rides, high profile guest presenters, helicopter rides, F1 simulator, mini-monster trucks, Scaletrix, food stalls and more. More info and booking: https://thesupercarevent.com/ 

Help needed 

Can you donate fabric or your time for a very good cause? Stitches in Cheam needs both. Find out more about the project and  how you can help here.

 

Job opportunities

Here are a few job opportunities that are now open in the area:

Legal Secretary – Peacock and Co Solicitors

Poverty Lead – Epsom & Ewell Foodbank

Strategy Lead – Epsom & Ewell Foodbank

Camp Manager / Senior Coaches / Early Years Staff – MEGA CAMPS

For more info and to apply for any of the positions above go to:  https://epsomandewellfamilies.co.uk/jobs/

Have a great week and don’t forget to check the Events section for more things happening throughout the year.

Fran x

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

I'm a freelance PR consultant and also run my own blog where I write about the things that we do, the places that we visit, the toys and games that we play with as well as all the every day parenting (and some non-parenting) stuff in between.

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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