WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AREA IN THE LAST HALF OF FEB AND BEYOND!
Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 15 Feb 2018
Hello from sunny South Africa! My husband, our boys and I are currently in South Africa for a wedding and visiting friends and family, after 3 years of not being home. I’ll try my best to bring some sunshine back to England with me!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) and that you are enjoying the half term break?!
If you are looking for something to keep the family busy in the next two weeks, then look no further.
Unfortunately, at the time of going to press, the Odeon website was down, so I was unable to see exactly what films were showing. However, as always, the Odeon have great specials for half term and weekends, with their Kids Club. Kids Club screenings happen every morning during school holidays and every weekend too. You will find some details on Dee’s Half Term Places to go blog.
If you enjoy wrestling, then head over to the Epsom Playhouse. Superslam Wrestling is coming to the playhouse this Friday, 16th of February at 7.30pm. Tickets from £10.
At the Leatherhead Theatre, you can see the classic The Winters Tale. A ballet adaptation of this well-known Shakespearean drama. The performance is on Wednesday, 28th of February at 7.15pm. Tickets start at £12.00.
Sharing these now as they need to be booked in advance.
For a lovely feel-good story, St Joseph’s Kindergarten was involved in a new trial with Sunrise, a Banstead care home. Bringing the young and the old together and encouraging relationships that help the children and residents. You will find the full article here.
In other local news, it has been announced that the 166 bus route to Epsom hospital will continue to service the local area. TFL had planned to terminate this service, but the decision has been overturned due to local petitioning, well done to the petitioning team!
14 year old Sophie Foster, from Leatherhead, has been very successful at the English Alpine Championships, after claiming gold in the super-G. How brilliant! Wishing her all the success in the world for her future races.
Charity / Community Events
This week is the annual Epsom Book Fair, at Epsom Methodist Church. This huge charity event, starts on the 15th of February and costs just 50p to attend (free entry for children and students). There are over 60 000 books, DVD’s, CD’s and records available. There are also lunches and light refreshments available to buy.
In keeping with books, do you know about the lovely events that happen at the libraries in our area? Epsom and Ewell libraries both hold Rhymetime, Story time and regular reading events.
And if you like learning about the local area, then you should definitely pop into the Bourne Hall Museum in Ewell. Filled with fascinating Epsom and Ewell information and with regular children’s events, it is a great place to be engrossed in the history of our area.
Speaking of Ewell the Ewell Village Residents Association are currently drum up support for their Spring clean up event on the 3rd March. They need all the help they can get, if you would like to get involved and help get the area cleaned up then please get in touch with them via the Facebook events post.
I hope that you enjoy the last two weeks of February and if you have any events or news that you think other families would be interested in, please let Dee or I know. Also if you are looking for recommended services in the area do pop over to our directory.