Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 30 Sep 2018

Hello lovely Epsom and Ewell Families,

The last two weeks in Epsom have been really lovely – I have witnessed some amazing acts of kindness including seeing people help a blind man who was trying to get onto a bus, someone helping an old man to cross the road and someone helping a mum with baby and toddler – I’m all for kindness ruling the world and just super happy vibes.

I’ve also heard some great things about Epsom hospital – people raving about the birth suite and midwives (a friend is about to have a baby there) and a friend whose husband was taken to A&E and was so well looked after.  Finally the roadworks are getting on and the weather has been lovely – well it was today.  And it’s almost the most wonderful time of the year. I am so excited!

On that happy note – I am looking forward to October and the exciting things that are happening. I am most excited for half term (no school run – have you sensed an ongoing theme of mine?), Halloween and Epsom’s FIRST EVER FILM FESTIVAL! I mean, what’s not to love.

Family Fun in and around Epsom and Ewell

For those of you who loved the MGS04 Epsom and Ewell Arts Festival, there will be an informal volunteer social at Caballo Lounge on Wednesday 3rd of October. Future volunteers and ideas are welcome, as well as everyone who helped on the last event. Please let the organisers know, if you’d like to attend.

Cuddington Croft PTA is hosting their first ever Fashion and Fizz evening on Thursday, 4th of October. Tickets are £10 and include a presentation by fashion stylist Marsha Mclean- Anderson and a glass of fizz. There will also be a variety of stalls available, for shopping.

Inyama’s in Cheam will be doing a wine tasting on the 5th of October from 6.00pm. They will be showcasing a handful of wines, and there will be nibbles available. Sounds like a great evening out.

Denbies Wine Estate has a monthly lifestyle fair, taking place on the 7th of October. Shopfest showcases art, fashion, crafts, handmade, homewares, gifts and textiles from local traders. There is also a café available and free entry and parking.

If you are interested in mushroom foraging, there is a course in Banstead on the 7th of October.

Also on Sunday, the 7th of October there is Grandparents Day at Whitehall in Cheam. The event takes place from 10.00am until 5.00pm and includes crafts and storytelling.

If you would like a brunch or lunch, while the children are entertained, The Chequers in Tadworth have a Kids’ Table where they keep 3 – 10 year olds busy while you eat.

The Big Draw is back on Saturday, 13th of October at Epsom Square. There will be free drawing workshops and events taking place throughout the day.

For anyone who would like to be involved in the Horton Arts project, there will be a volunteer’s information evening on Thursday, 18th of October at Southfield Park Primary School.

Godstone Farm is hosting a Low Bangs Fireworks Spectacular. It will be a day of spooky fun on the farm, and fireworks into the evening, on Saturday 27th October.

Low Bangs Fireworks are ideal for sensitive ears meaning children of all ages can enjoy the bright colours and sparkles without the usual noise.

Coming up in November – Book Now
Nati’s Little Things is hosting an easy embroidery workshop for beginners onFriday 2nd November from 9.30 to 12.00.  Join Nati to create the lovely keep going embroidery hoop, or why not embroider the design into a tote bag?

You will spend the morning in the lovely All Things Nice cafe, Ewell Village, enjoying their delicious hot drinks and a selection of savoury and sweet treats and stitching together this gorgeous design.

On Saturday, 3rd of November the hugely popular and widely attended Hook Road Fireworks and Fun Fair will be back. Hosted by the 7th Epsom Scouts and supported by local stallholders.

Leatherhead Rep Season returns this November from the 6th – 24th at the Leatherhead Theatre with three fantastic new shows. Tickets are now on sale for Waiting For God, The Railway Children and Season’s Greeting.

There is an A.M Business Ladies Shopping and Pampering evening taking place at St Andrews Reformed Church in Cheam on Wednesday, 7th of November.


Cinema and Theatre

Epsom Playhouse and Epsom Community Cinema Club will be screening the super popular Greatest Showman on the 4th of October at 8.00pm.

On the 5th and 6th of October, you can see Little Baby Bum Live at the Guildford G Live theatre. For more information, please visit their Facebook event page.

Also at G Live in October, there is a performance of the Greatest Show: Songs from Hollywood. There are performances at 3.00pm and 7.30pm. Sing-along to hits from the popular Greatest Showman film.  As well as other Hollywood classics from Frozen, Dreamgirls, Dirty Dancing, Shrek, Moulin Rouge, Mamma Mia and more.

At The Leatherhead Theatre on Sunday 14th October at 3pm there is a live screening of “Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star” Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!

Charity / Local Causes

Epsom and Ewell Families have been very supportive of a young boy called Jacob, who is suffering from a rare form of brain cancer. His aunt had previously asked people to write him birthday cards for his 2nd birthday and was blown away by the response that they received. Since then, they have set up a Just Giving page to fundraise for a trip to America, for what could be life saving treatment.

The Epsom Mental Health Well-being Festival by charity Love Me – Love My Mind starts on the 6th October you can read all about it here.

Dee is constantly updating the page and group (I’m not sure she even goes to sleep!!!), so if you haven’t joined yet, please do. It really is a wealth of local wisdom.  The directory has also been updated with some fab businesses including Jaimie’s Castles for your bouncy castle needs, Rowan Perkins Ltd for childrens well-being, Breech Lane Curry House and Linda Conran Hair and Make Up.

Lastly if you’d like to follow the blog or me (I try to get out and about in the local area quite a bit), we are also both on Instagram.

Hope that you have a lovely two weeks and I will be back soon with some exciting half term fun!

Love Kalli x

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Kalli Pasqualucci
Kalli lives in Epsom with her two boys and husband.

She is passionate about film, theatre, art, music, books and good food. She is a digital marketer and social media manager and teaches yoga.

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