WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AREA – JUNE EDITION 1
Posted by Kalli Pasqualucci on 31 May 2018
Hello again to you all!
WOW! Half term has come and gone. And so begins the countdown to summer holidays! YAY!
We have spent most of half term packing – after 5 and a half years in Ewell, we are moving to Epsom at the end of June. How on earth did we accumulate so much stuff in only 5 years – oh my goodness…wish me luck with the packing! Anyway I am really looking forward to exploring Epsom in the months to come and will hopefully meet some more lovely Epsom and Ewell families in and around Epsom.
I have found some events, over the next two weeks, that I think sound great. Enjoy!
This one is just up the road, in Morden. On Saturday, 2nd of June and Sunday, 3rd of June you can become a Wildlife Explorer for the day. The BioBlitz 2018 takes place at 10am on both days, and is a free event.
If you would like to get out in nature, locally, there are two walks along the Hogsmill River in the first half of the month. On Sunday, 3rd of June, there is a Walk on the Wild Side walk and picnic, from 11am and on the 10th of June, there is a guided walk with the EEBC Countryside Team.
The hugely popular and widely attended Ashtead Village Day is taking place on the 9th of June between 11.00am and 5.00pm. The event is hosted by Rotary Club of Ashtead. There will be entertainment, local stalls, a funfair, food stalls and lots more – a great day out for the whole family.
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Epsom salts, the Bourne Hall Museum will be hosting a Museum Club based around a cow discovering the internationally renowned salts. This will take place on the 9th of June between 1.00 – 2.30pm.
Also on the 9th of June, you can see the Hawkeye Falconry UK’s Birds of Prey at Chessington Garden Centre from 12.00 – 5.00pm. There will be flying displays and close up photo opportunities. Free entry and free parking are available on the day.
The Teddies are back on the 10th of June, for the NCT Teddy Bears Picnic at Nonsuch (in the dog-free area near the mansion). It is a wonderful day out – filled with events, stalls and lots of activities and games. £2 per adult, children go free.
I really wish I could go along to this one – it is right up my street. Denbies is hosting a Surrey Yoga and Wellness Festival on the 10th of June from 10.00am – 5.00pm. There will be yoga classes, gong baths and a wellness marketplace. Tickets start at £5.
On Saturday, 23rd of June, there are two really fun ‘adults-only’ events taking place, and both are fundraising events too. You can be absorbed into the world of Faulty Towers, in this immersive dining experience. The venue will be disclosed on the 1st of June, so book soon, you can find more details here. The other event is the Great Outdoor Fitness will be hosting a Charity Ball, in aid of Children’s Trust, on the 23rd of June at Epsom Downs Racecourse.
Enjoy a whale of a time aboard the ark with Captain Noah and his family and friends! There’s still time to get involved in St Martin’s Church musical extravaganza Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo. Rehearsals are from 10.00-12.00 on Saturday mornings throughout May and June until the performance on 16 June at 4.30pm. Have fun developing your voice with our friendly Director of Music, Richard Dacey who has worked as a vocal coach with NYMT, Jude Law, Tom Chambers and Gareth Malone and numerous youth groups across the state and private school sectors. Attendance and vocal coaching is FREE to boys and girls in the area. See the poster for contact details.
This month is the popular local Laine Show – a musical theatre revue. The week long run will be taking place from Sunday, 10th June to Saturday, 16th June. The performances will include acting, singing and dancing.
At the Leatherhead Theatre over the next two weeks, you can see The Close-Up Magic Show again tonight (1st of June) at 7.30pm. There are performances from The Laird Academy of Dance and Drama on Sunday, 10th June, titled A Journey Through Narnia and Danastics on Friday, 15th June.
If you are not heading to the Derby this weekend, then you can see Peter Rabbit or The Greatest Showman (I LOVE THIS FILM so much) on Kids Club this weekend. Shows are between 10 and 11am on Saturday and Sunday and tickets cost just £3.25.
Now before I go you may remember a few weeks ago the lovely Kat wrote a great blog about Children’s Centres for Epsom and Ewell Families, and she has sent us this petition to ask the government to increase funding in order for Children’s Centres to stay open, you can find it here.
Hope that you have a really wonderful fortnight and I will catch up with you all again on the 15th and remember Dee updates the Epsom and Ewell families Facebook page regularly, so make sure to follow the page and join the group to stay up-to-date. And if you have anything that you think your fellow readers would be interested in knowing about, please let Dee or I know. Also Dee has been a busy bee updating the directory with useful services so do check it out if there are any services you need.