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your Community News THE ACADEMY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC LEASES ICONIC ARTS VENUE THE ELECTRIC THEATRE It’s finally official: Following the twists and turns of a bidding process that began in 2015, the new leaseholders of the Electric Theatre in Guildford have formally taken the reins of the iconic building. The Academy of Contemporary Music has signed a 20-year lease on the building which was previously under the management of Guildford Borough Council. The Theatre’s existing staff have transferred to ACM as part of the move, and ACM say they are looking forward to working with them and the local community to deliver a stream of rich arts programming over the months and years ahead, pledging to run The Electric as a community arts venue for the people of Guildford and the wider area on a not-for-profit basis. Lead Councillor for Social Welfare, Heritage and the Arts, Cllr Nikki Nelson-Smith said: “We are pleased

to announce that the Academy of Contemporary Music has signed the lease to operate The Electric Theatre for the next 20 years, securing the future of the venue. This is a positive step forward for the theatre. It will be maintained as a performing arts venue with community use – our key aim throughout the whole of this process.” “We have really enjoyed working with Guildford Borough Council over these last months,” says Oliver Sussat, Director at ACM, “learning more about The Electric Theatre, its employees, hirers, community groups and customers as we did so. With the lease now signed, we are very much focused on working with all of these people to bring and invite fresh ideas, programming and projects to the space.” In the meantime, The Electric Theatre remains open for business with a full range of theatrical programming on sale over the summer months and into the autumn season.

VOLUNTEERS AWARDED THE PRESTIGIOUS QUEEN’S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE The volunteers of The Therapy Garden based at Normandy Surrey, a horticulture and education charity that uses gardening to generate positive change for adults and young people with a range of physical and psychological difficulties, have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. Local assessment panels review all the nominations and decide which to send to the National Award Committee. The committee makes recommendations to the Cabinet Office, and the final list is approved by the Queen. Two of the volunteers represented all of The Therapy Garden volunteers at a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, which honoured all the recipients of this award.

“The volunteers are integral to the efficient running of the charity, support of the clients and success of The Therapy Garden,” says the Therapy Garden’s Rachel Allen. “We are delighted that their hard work and commitment has been recognised.” The Therapy Garden’s peaceful one-acre site sits at the heart of the picturesque village of Normandy. The garden has previously received awards such as a ‘Guildford in Bloom’ Gold Award and trophy for ‘Best Community Garden’, the ‘Mayor’s Award for Access’ and a Surrey Wildlife Garden Gold Award. The tranquil garden has been designed with accessibility in mind and include wheelchair friendly pathways, raised vegetable and flowerbeds, sensory areas and quiet spaces. Activities take place in a heated polytunnel classroom or their purpose-built centre, which provides a classroom and refreshment area.

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The popular annual exhibition ‘Centrepiece’ returns to The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking this month, featuring original works of art by students from six local schools. This year they have taken inspiration from the sculpture ‘Feudalist’ by Jonathan Clarke a contemporary piece from The Ingram Collection. The exhibition is sponsored by the Mayford Decorative and Fine Arts Society. Since 2011, The Lightbox gallery and museum have worked with local schools on a ‘Centrepiece’ project, resulting in an exhibition that showcases the student’s work. Jonathan Clarke, (b. 1961) is a contemporary British sculptor and artist who is famed for creating abstract sculptures using the sandcast polystyrene technique. Sculptures created using this process are completely unique and cannot be replicated. Clarke takes inspiration from social, spiritual and mythological subject matter. ‘Feudalist’, the sculpture selected for the ‘Centrepiece’ exhibition, is one of Jonathan Clarke’s early works and was created in 1992. Students from each of the schools have taken inspiration from this figurative armoured sculpture. Students from Peter Pan Nursery and Forest School, The Hermitage School, Westfield Primary School, St Hugh of Lincoln Catholic Primary School, West Byfleet Junior School, and Cobham Free School have all been working with The Lightbox to create original works of art inspired by the sculpture ‘Feudalist’. Each school selected students from 3 – 11 years old to participate in this educational and fun experience. Schools attended a workshop at The Lightbox where they could see the sculpture up close and work with the Learning and Engagement Team to develop a piece of art based on the shape and style of the sculpture. The free exhibition will be on display from 19 July 2017 – 3 September 2017.

If your school is interested in taking part in the 2018 ‘Centrepiece’ project, please contact The Lightbox Learning and Engagement Team on or by calling 01483 737815 |

EXPERIENCE GUILDFORD: INDEPENDENTS’ MONTH On the hunt for that something a little different? Don’t always want to follow the crowd? Then assert your independence and get behind Guildford’s Independents’ Month this month, a celebration of the town’s eclectic mix of independent stores and businesses. From designer labels to exquisite tailoring, handcrafted gems to home-cooked creations, Guildford has an array of local shops and businesses that stock a

diverse mix of products, styles and tastes offering charm, personality and above all, something a little different. From the cobbled high street to the narrow lanes, explore Guildford and you’ll find a treasure trove of unique shops and businesses that really help set this town apart. So, if you’re looking for something a little more unusual and want to break away from the mainstream then be sure to head to Guildford to show your support. You’ll also be helping yourself and the local community at the same time, with around

50p to 70p of every £1 spent in a local, independent business filtering back to the local economy. Look out for window stickers throughout the town highlighting all of Guilford’s independent businesses or you can find them listed on and the official Guildford app. Plus, throughout July pick up an exclusive Independents’ Month shopping bag from indie stores and businesses and follow #Gfordindie for all the latest news, promos and deals.




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Welcome to our citizens on Instagram. This feature gives you an insight into the everyday lives of people and businesses in Surrey, from breakfast to bedtime and everything in between. Check out our favourites below. Also, follow us on Instagram (theguide2surrey) and if we like what we see then we’ll feature you in these pages!

Woking Cobbler

@woking_cobbler Stitched leather sole #timpson #woking #leather #soles #stitching #work

@woking_cobbler Seven pairs of red boots resoled for the Woking Theatre #woking #theatre #timpson #red #boots #cobbler #itsshowtime

Feather Edge

@featheredgetableware Love this handmade marble rolling pin with wooden stand - great weight, keeps pastry cool and looks good too!

@featheredgetableware Thank you @sueure for this lovely photo of some of the pieces from our latest batch of monochrome work.

Salvage Doctor

@salvagedoctor_radiators Original Cast Iron Radiators ready for despatch :)

@salvagedoctor_radiators Looking for #radiators ! #originalcharacter #interiordesign #refurbishedwithlove #plumber #homegoods #plumbers #interiorstyling #salvage

McAllister Thomas Fine Art

@mcallisterthomasfineart Dylan Lloyd - Garden - Oil on Canvas 150 x 120 cm #original #contemporary #art #Godalming #Surrey #Gardens #Flowers

@mcallisterthomasfineart Beverley Rouwen - Spring Unsprung Oil on Linen - 65 x 95 cm

Megan Forbes

@meganforbesinteriors Flowers from the garden - love this time of year. #bentwood #popofcolour

@meganforbesinteriors Loved working with the Bel and Dragon Odiham to add new colour and life to the sofas and armchairs.

Bee Haven Flowers

@beehaven_flowers Wedding Showstoppers are 3 weeks too early !! I knew I would pay the price for good weather in April

@beehaven_flowers Bee friendly aphid solution_ Support flower stem with one hand and hose them off with water ... shown here before and after . This is the ONLY bee safe method of aphid control .


Apollo Drone Services

@apollodroneservices For this shot, we flew the Mavic right out over the cars and just sat it there for most of the race.

@apollodroneservices Seeing those cars going round the track, it was like a video game! Taken with the Inspire 2

Squires Kitchen

@squireskitchen So three days of slaving away in the kitchen and @mwtchocolate’s students have produced a some fantastically creative patisserie goodies. Well done all!

@squireskitchen How beautiful is this? We’ve got a new Sunday workshop at the end of July ideal for those who’d love to achieve this look. Check out the for more info!

The Therapy Garden

@thetherapygarden Our new fabulous archway for our clients to grow squash, courgettes and other trailing vegetable plants- lots of fun to harvest.

@thetherapygarden Lavender Sugar, with homegrown lavender and Rhubarb & Ginger jam, made with our own forced rhubarb now for sale in our shop

The Very Nature

@theverynature Looking lush #peonies #pink

@theverynature A perfect splash of colour


Daisy McBurney

@daisyroots_ One of my favourites from the @kc_college HNC show this year well done @alexthompsonmillinery your collection is beautiful.

@daisyroots_ Flowers flowers flower I love making flowers. I love painting flowers, I love arranging flowers. I love making hats covered in flowers. I just love all the flowers.

Surrey Police

@surreypolicePC Laura Rowley working with Guildford Borough Council’s Dog Warden, Pete Burnage, to assist Mathew, a local farmer, with dogs coming in on his land and worrying their livestock.

@surreypolice Congratulations to Tia! Proud mum showing off her 12 puppies

Gillian Glad Rag

@gilliangladrag Do you fancy making a pair of espadrilles? (It’s very easy.) All you need are a pair of soles in your size; 2 cotton fabric fat quarters, and some strong thread.

@gilliangladrag To promote my book ‘Easy Stuff to Make with Fluff’ I will be running an evening session

Dylans Guildford

@dylansguildford Gooooood morning Guildford. We are open and serving ice creams like this (lemon meringue w/ rainbow sprinkles + flake) until 6pm tonight.

@dylansguildford We are closed every Monday and Tuesday at @villagegford ... But we’ll be back Wednesday after we’ve turned all these fresh strawberries into ice cream for you guys!



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Leith Hill – walking up to the tower and finding the fantastic café that you access through a window at the base of the tower. Sushi Nara Guildford – just go here. it’s one of Surreys best kept secrets. Great authentic Korean food with some of the best sushi you will have ever had. Llamas trekking in the Surrey Hills - When we started the business this is one of the first things we wrote about and still now it brings me huge joy.

Stone Circle (Hascombe) – Looking for some peace and quiet? A little gem in the middle of the countryside for those that know. Park up in the car park found on Godalming Road, walk ant-clockwise around the hill and after 20 minutes or so steady strolling, take a right fork into the fields. Seek and ye shall find. The Boileroom – Great events and a thoroughly lovely team behind the scenes who do their utmost to provide a broad range of musical styles for an ever eclectic ear. Amazing tattoo studio upstairs too! Find out more at Lallapolosa Baking Company – If you love chocolate brownies as much as I do, then a visit to the Lallapolosa Stall found at a number of farmers markets over Surrey is an absolute must. Find your new favourite baked goods at the farmers markets of Surbiton, Walton-On-Thames, Guildford, Godalming, Camberley, Farnham and Cobham. Find out more at


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Victims of conflict and citizens of lands decimated by war; the global refugee crisis that exists today is ubiquitous across all the media we consume. Never have we been so saturated by the overwhelming coverage of those burdened by the belligerence of a few. Yet our ability to lend a tangible helping hand is still muddied by the lack of understanding about how our charitable contributions are being spent, let alone, if those funds are reaching those most in need at all. One such exception to the case is the inspirational refugee charity Ockenden International. Initially known as Ockenden Venture, the charity was founded in Woking by school teachers Joyce Pearce OBE, Ruth Hicks and Margaret Dixon in 1955. Originally set up in response to the numbers of Eastern European teenagers from displaced persons camps in Germany, post World War II, the charity’s aims were to support these young people through their secondary education a repeal if you like, against the abandonment of ambition, so easily inherited when life as you know it has ceased to exist. The nature of the world’s ensuing events, led the charity to widen its ambition and operations. In the 50 years or so that have followed this remarkable charity’s inception, Ockenden have gone on to help countless helpless citizens regain their lives and freedoms. Subsequent projects have included those aimed at refugee children in Lebanon, Jordan as well as Tibetan children living in exile in India. The 1970’s we’re notable for Ockenden’s prominence in aiding some 5,000 Vietnamese ‘boat people’ as well as the airlifting of 100 children. At the start of 2000,

Ockenden had overseas programmes in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan (north) and Uganda. Since the 9/11 terror attacks on the USA and the inevitable outfall of conflict in the Middle East, the need for agencies such as Ockenden has only increased. In 2012 The Ockenden International Prize was conceived with the inaugural prize being presented in 2013. The idea being that numerous charities, that follow in the footsteps of Ockenden’s ethos may benefit practically and purposefully from annual cash prizes. This important monetary prize for a project that aids refugees or displaced people honours Ockenden International’s founder Joyce Pearce and the principles on which Ockenden was established. This year’s prestigious prize was awarded to St. Andrews Refugee Services (StARS) based in Cairo, Egypt, for a programme designed to halt the exodos to Europe of young unaccompanied adults. The charities ambition is to slow the migration rate by providing young beneficiaries with practical reasons to stay where they are. In 2008, Surrey Heritage and the Woking Community Play Association were jointly awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to preserve the captivating story of Joyce Harris and Ockenden’s history as well as celebrating its legacy. The project involved the cataloguing of over 100 boxes of records, the involvement of volunteers to source material, and the recording of memories of people who worked for, or were helped by the charity.

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The Ockenden International archive which is held at Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND. Tel: 01483 518737 Email: Web:

Before I came here I knew very little about this venture. Now it is nearly 5 months since we got here, to this charity. A charity of love and care for the poor – so they can live and have a future. Bloody wars and fighting are everywhere – man is restless and cruel – trying to make peace and happiness by fighting and wars. Hence there are constantly refugees and problems. It is hard to understand, to believe and practice, the right path of law to find solutions of peace and bring an end to the fighting. I think this is one of the rare charities which believes and practices world peace and unity, and has great understanding of the universal problems that poor people face. It believes that the only way to solve these problems is by love and care and giving a future to the people involved. Its care and mother-love has no borders of religion or race. The venture wants to help East and West as well as at home. A venture and leader such as this are rare to find. I wish it lives long and with everlasting peace, love and harmony of spirit. Tibetan refugee, Ugyan Norbu, writing about the Ockenden Venture, c.1973 Reproduced by permission of Surrey History Centre


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july highlights

Farnham Festival of Cycling

Grills & Guitars

Sun 02 Jul, 10am - 4pm

Every Friday in Jul & Aug, 8.30pm

The Royal Opera House: Otello

NT Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead | Tue 04 Jul, 7pm

Mon 03 Jul, 7.15pm

Stand-Up Comedy Club Wed 12 Jul, 8.30pm

T2 Trainspotting

Mon 31 Jul, 8pm

01252 745444 Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR

summer festival 12 June - 12 August 2017

Make the most of your summer in Guildford





5th – 6th & 11th – 12th August Loxwood Meadow Step back in time and marvel as mediaeval mayhem ensues at The Loxwood Joust. Taking place over the course of two weekends in August (5th, 6th, 12th & 13th) visitors can expect to find a cacophony of staged carnage on Loxwood Meadow. With real life jousting, demonstrations, workshops and even Loxwood’s very own Mead to keep attendees’ thirst quenched, The Joust is the perfect day out with fun for the whole family. Dress up is more than recommended! For more information visit

Mayfield Lavender

International Youth Arts Festival

Camberley’s Big Day Out

Excite the senses this month and venture to the magnificent site of Mayfield Lavendar. Found towards Banstead, Mayfield Lavendar open their doors to the general public from June through to September with the best flowering taking place throughout July and August. Presented with fields upon fields of pretty purple flowers, this is a great spot to serenade some calm into your life and forget about the hustle and bustle or normality.

Roll up, roll up. Taking place at multiple venues throughout Kingston, the International Youth Arts Festival showcases the plethora of emerging talent from across the borough and beyond. With over 200 events planned over 10 days, the festival is the biggest multi-arts festival in the UK for those 27 and under. Catch the next big thing and support the arts in Kingston.

With a packed day of street food, farmers’ markets, live local musicians, street theatre and loads of free activities for the kids....what more could you need to Love Camberley? See, hear and taste Camberley at its best as the Big Day Out comes to town. The artisan farmers’ market will be in full swing offering tasty bites to passers-by, while in Park Street there will be lots of free activities for the kids to enjoy.

Until End of August / Banstead

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7th – 16th July Across Kingston

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15th July / Camberley Town Centre

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THE GUIDE 2 Emma Bridgewater: Pomegranates

Until 31st August / Watts Gallery Artists’ Village Entrepreneur, ceramics designer and author Emma Bridgewater has produced new work inspired by the humble pomegranate; a symbolic fruit associated with healing and the afterlife and which features in Mary Watts’s designs for the Aldershot Panels and Watts Chapel. From now until the 31st August, this new work will be on display in the Mary Watts Gallery with ceramics and other merchandise available in the shop found on site. For more information visit

Polesden Lacey Shakespeare Presents: Twelfth Night

1st – 9th July / Poleseden Lacey Open Air Theatre The summer months of course lend themselves to the seasonally acceptable environs of the great outdoors. What better way to while away the time than by heading to the gorgeous setting of Polesden Lacey for a spot of open air theatre? This July enjoy Shakespeare’s classic Twelfth Night. Bring folding chairs, a blanket and a picnic! For more information visit

Yvonne Arnaud Art 2017

5th – 21st July / The Mill Studio, Guildford Guildford Arts presents its 22nd summer exhibition Yvonne Arnaud Art this month. And to celebrate there is a stunning line-up of artists, in both two and three dimensions, from far and wide and with a selection of excellent local artists. Pop along for free and have a browse and perhaps even a purchase should your heart so desire. For more information visit


10th – 15th July / G Live, Guildford The classic 80’s musical returns to the stage and to Guildford’s G Live this July for five nights. Starring Gareth Gates, Footloose, for those of you who may be unfamiliar, tells the tale of city boy Ren, forced to move to the rural backwaters of America. But what will he do when finds out his new habitat has banned rock n roll music and dancing? Witness the toe tapping drama unfold. For more information visit

Silent Summer Screenings: Grease 13th July / Aldershot Lido

Oh Sandy! Grease is the word as Silent Summer Screenings comes to Aldershot Lido to set up their outdoor cinema. Catch the classic high school musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as Danny and Sandy as they look to rekindle their summer love. A perfect night out for the family, bring a blanket and enjoy a sing along to one of your faves. You know it is. For more information visit

Edinburgh Preview: Joey Page – Pretty Boy 14th July / Cranleigh Arts Centre

Come to Cranleigh Arts Centre for some cracking comedy this July. Silly, imaginative, stupid and more stupid, blah, blah, blah and more blah. Come and join Joey for an unabridged hour of flights of fancy, characters homemade props and an hour of being an idiot. Come on in, the water’s a metaphor and there’s a slide (there is no slide.) A stranger once said I’m the best comedian she’s ever seen and my mum thinks I am handsome.

Run For Champagne

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Yes dahling, you read that right. At last a running event that involves champagne! Run for Champagne is an organised 10k run and 5k walk set on the stunning site of Loseley Park. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome to walk, jog or run and are rewarded for their efforts with a glass of sparkling champagne (non-alcoholic alternative available), along with a bespoke medal upon crossing the finishing line!

GSC: The Two Gentleman of Verona

9th July / Loseley Park

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14th – 29th July / University of Law, Guildford

The award winning Guildford Shakespeare Company return to the grounds of the University of Law for their open air production of the great Bard’s classic The Two Gentleman of Verona. Join Valentine, Proteus, Silvia, Julia and more for Shakespeare’s comedy classic. Always a hit, get tickets quick for a night of magical theatrics. For more information visit


YOUR MONTH Summer Nights Film Festival

14th & 15th July / RHS Garden Wisley Fabulous film nights arrive at the enchanting gardens of RHS Wisley this July. Summer Nights Fill Festival will take over the ornamental gardens for a double bill of movie magic on the Friday and Saturday night. The musical classic Grease (we know the story, high school love embroiled in the ‘he says, she says’ of adolescence) takes place on Friday and on Saturday; let the one liners commence, as Maverick and Goose bromance it out in the skies, via the 80’s classic Top Gun starring Tom Cruise. For more information visit


15th – 16th July / RHS Gardens Wisley Celebrate the arts at RHS Gardens Wisley with their weekend of festivities and activities. Enjoy live music, acrobatic theatre performances and poetry as well as demonstrations and workshops designed to bring out your inner artist. Be inspired and join in with the festivities. For more information visit

Japanese Weft Ikat Weaving 15th July / Farnham Maltings

Yorkston / Thorne / Khan

14th July / The Boileroom, Guildford The ridiculously talented trio of Yorkston, Thorne and Khan make a fine return to form with the release of their second album. The unique blend of jazz bass and an Indian classical sarangi player as well as semi-improvised approach, culminate to create an ethereal energy not to be missed. Catch the action at Guildford’s The Boileroom this month. For more information visit

Open Air Cinema: Shrek 14th July / Guildford Lido

As the hot summer starts to take a hold, Guildford Lido is on hand to provide some cool relief. In addition to the daily fun of splishing and splashing to be had here, a number of open air cinema events are planned throughout the season. Join that big ol’ loveable ogre Shrek for a special screening this July. Bring a blanket and sit under the stars. Keep an eye for further events throughout the rest of the summer. For more information visit

Fancy taking your weaving to the next level? For those who enjoy an afternoon crafting and creating, pop along to the fantastic Farnham Maltings for this special Japanese Weft Ikat Weaving Workshop. If you have some weaving experience or perhaps some prior knowledge of Ikat who wish to develop the specialist techniques for making weft Ikat and indigo dying then this one’s for you. Booking is essential. For more information visit

Bat Walk

15th July / Winkworth Arboretum Enjoy an evening amongst the twilight of Winkworth Arboretum on the outskirts of Godalming in search of Bats! That’s right, join Winkworth’s resident bat expert for a walk and talk tracking down these winged nocturnal creatures. On any given day, Winkworth Arboretum is a magical site to visit with over 1000 different species of shrubs and trees to explore. Booking is essential. For more information visit

Jane Austen Day

16th July / Painshill Park, Cobham

Sensory Tour 15th July / Watts Gallery Artists’ Village Art should be for all. Suitable for children and adults with visual impairments head to Watts Gallery Artists’ Village for a unique tour around this cultural site of significance in Compton. Join 2017 Artist in Residence Monica Takvam for a sensory tour of Watts Gallery and the rest of the Artists’ Village. For more information visit

Take a trip back in time and join Painshill Park to celebrate the life of Jane Austen on the bicentenary of her death. A day of fun for all the family, with Georgian themed activities, games, delicious Georgian treats and a selection of exciting readings in the follies from Jane Austen’s classic novels, Jane Austen Day is an opportunity to see Painshill in its 18th century glory. Grab a picnic, and pop along to Painshill Park in Cobham to celebrate the life and culture of England’s favourite author! For more information visit




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THE GUIDE 2 The Ripley Event

22nd July / Ripley Village Green Reputed to be the best free day out in Surrey, community camaraderie is alive and well as the Ripley Event returns to the village green this July. A traditional village fete with all the markings of a memorable day out, expect the typical japes associated with this jovial day out. With lots to see and do, make it a day in Ripley. For more information visit

Supercar Sunday

16th July / Brooklands Museum We can’t get enough of Brooklands Museum. Month on month there always seems to be something to whet the appetite of motor enthusiasts across Surrey and beyond. This July, gargantuan gas guzzling motor machines take to the fore for Supercar Sunday. Witness super speedy cars take to the famous track, demonstrating their prowess and listen on to the rumble of engines as they speed past. For more information visit

Amber Topaz: The Rude Awakening NT Live: Angels in America Part 1 20th July / Leatherhead Theatre

Enjoy the international quality of the National Theatre from the comfort of your seats in Leatherhead for Part 1 of Angels in America. America in the mid-1980`s. in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This new staging of Tony Kushner`s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

24th July / G Live, Guildford

Forming part of the Guildford Fringe Festival, pop along to Guildford’s G Live, as awarding winning international cabaret star Amber Topaz invites you to slip into something comfortable. Sit back, relax and join her in an arousing, amusing, anecdotal romp through life, love and libido. Full of mind blowing, fascinating biological facts intertwined with mad musical numbers, highlighting the absurdity of human behaviour under the influence of hormones. Inducing belly laughs and moistening tears ducts. Not for the prudish or easily offended. Over 18’s only. For more information visit

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Grills & Guitars Vintage Day

24th July / Farnham Maltings

The epilepsy charity, The Meath, will hold a very special vintage day this July. Delve through the vintage stalls, enjoy a classic car and motorcycle show and tap your toes to live music courtesy of Miss Holiday Swing. For the kids? Games galore as well as the chance to have a spin on the retro roundabout, all the while raising money for charity.

Get on over to Farnham Maltings for Grills & Guitars this July. With a BBQ on the night, join Berkshire’s finest soul singer for a night to remember. Hailed as the John Legend of the UK, BR James is sure to melt you with his soulful vocals and piano playing. Accompanied by backing singers this will truly be a night to remember. The event is free to attend and if you fancy getting fed BBQ is £8.50. Booking is essential.

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22nd July / The Meath, Godalming

Bringing On Back The 60’s 22nd July / Camberley Theatre

Bringing back the 60’s to Camberley Theatre for one night only is The Amen Corner, Mike Pender (the original voice of The Searchers) and Mike d’Abo (lead singer with Manfred Mann). Sing along to the hits and spin a move or two on the dance floor. For more information visit

Jazz Café: Fini Bearman

25th July / The Electric Theatre, Guildford This month’s Jazz Café at Guildford’s Electric Theatre features London Jazz Singer of the year nominee, Fini Bearman. A vocalist and composer, Bearman’s music melds influences as diverse as jazz, blues, Brazilian and contemporary, creating a uniquely personal sound. Book your tickets today. For more information visit


YOUR MONTH Hayseed Dixie 26th July / The Boileroom, Guildford The foot stomping sounds of bluegrass rock n rollers, Hayseed Dixie, swing by Guildford’s The Boileroom, all the way from Tennessee to play songs from their new album, ‘Free Your Mind and Your Grass Will Follow’. For a night of real good times and sing-a-longs, get your tickets now. For more information visit

Russel Brand – Re: Birth 26th July / G Live, Guildford

Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100 30th July

Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts at 05:45 in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it’s a truly spectacular event for all involved. Find your place along the concourse and cheer on the racers. For more information visit

Join funny man Russel Brand tackle the topic of fatherhood at G Live this month. In his own words - ‘Once you’ve had a baby you’re a parent and immediately you go from being a madman (cool) to a mad dad (not cool). How can you be a dangerous, edgy, rebel with a tiny, little daughter? How do we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents? What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me? Or, worse, to date a man like me?’ For more information visit

Denbies Family Festival

30th July / Denbies Wine Estate The fine folk over at Denbies Wine Estate on the outskirts of Dorking invite one and all to their annual family festival. Taking place on the same day as the Prudential 100, catch some of the action as racers pass Surrey’s famed vineyard. Much fun for the family, with food, drink and entertainment. For more information visit

Surrey Roller Derby

26th July / Guildford Spectrum The Surrey Roller Girls are back for a bout like no other. Head to Guildford Spectrum as the Surrey Roller Girls continue their run in the British Roller Derby Championships. First catch the Coventry City Derby Dolls vs Vendetta Vixens and then watch on as the Surrey Roller Girls put the Bedfordshire Roller Girls to bed. When t For more information visit

Edinburgh Previews: Simon Evans & Suzi Ruffell 30th July / Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton-On-Thames

The famed Edinburgh Fringe Festival kicks off this August and as such, comedians the length and breadth of the country are scribbling their set lists and adding the final touches to their shows. Catch Simon Evans and Suzi Ruffell perfect their pieces at this Edinburgh preview event at the Riverhouse Arts Centre in Walton-On-Thames. For more information visit

Rustic Sunday

30th July / The Rural Life Centre, Tilford A celebration of rural life is in store at Rustic Sunday at the Rural Life Centre in Tilford. See demonstrations and try your hand at country crafts, listen to country musicians and soak up the ambience of a vanished way of life at this unique event. Enjoy steam powered rides on the light railways, a farmers market selling local produce and much more. For more information visit

Onslow Quiz Night

6th August / The Richard Onlsow, Cranleigh Thinking caps on for the monthly quiz night taking place at The Richard Onslow in Cranliegh. Gather your friends (or carefully pick your team) and test your mental fettle against fellow enthusiasts of the ubiquitous pub quiz. Held every first Sunday night of the month it’s the perfect cure for Sunday blues. For more information visit




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GUILDFORD FRINGE FESTIVAL (01-30/07) Multiple Venues, Guildford











FINDER Celebrating its fifth year Guildford Fringe Festival returns to venue, across the town for the entire month of July. Showcasing the very best in emerging talent, Guildford Fringe takes place just a month before the great hurrah of Edinburgh’s namesake, therefore you’re in with a great chance of seeing some of those top acts perform right here in Guildford. Check out some of our favourite events:



Taking place in the town centre from midday till 4pm, look out for Street To The Point who create unique and entertaining pieces of free street art. Fun for the whole family.

Jon Long performs stand-up comedy with songs. Songs about love, life, falcons, sex, desert islands and recycling. In between the songs are jokes. Jokes about love songs, celiacs, bad cats, adverts, and non-alcoholic beer.

(08/07) Guildford Town Centre

GEORGE ZACH: UGLY BABIES MAKE ME LAUGH (10/07) The Back Room of The Star Inn

Have you had some thoughts which you were embarrassed about? Like the time you saw an ugly baby and the voice in your head thought “Christ, what a minger of an infant…” but instead smiled and pretended this isn’t the real you? Did you then dismiss that thought? George wrote his down. George will debut this show at Guildford Fringe Festival ahead of Edinburgh 2017.


(17/07) The Back Room, The Star Inn She got called all the names in High School, then went back to teach and got them all again, but none of them are as bad as the names she’s called herself. Somehow though, she’s coming through it and learning how to be nicer to herself (there’s still some work to do though!).

(27/07) The Back Room, The Star Inn

HUNDRED WATT CLUB (29/07) The Electric Theatre

A regular fixture on Guildford Fringe’s calendar, Hundred Watt Club make a welcome return to Guildford’s Electric Theatre for a night of naughty. Presenting a glittering evening of burlesque & cabaret, featuring a lustrous lineup of acts never before seen on a Hundred Watt Club stage! Hosted by celestial wit and holy drag queen Virgin Xtravaganzah and starring statuesque showgirl Sensuelle, with hoop tricks from record breaking hula artist Symone and side-splitting comedy burlesque from Crimson Skye. Also, for the first time on the UK stage, traditional music hall madness from bawdy broad Aunty Mae!


(29/07) The Back Room, The Star Inn

MR.B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER (19/07) The Back Room, The Star Inn

Mr. B returns to his motherland, Surrey for a show celebrating a decade of chap-hop. All hail the chap! For some thoroughly decent and properly polite hip hop, check out Mr B performing at The Back Room of The Star

Those no-good hornswaggling angels of filth The Dirty Carols present “Shut Yer Beak”, a lifechanging evening of pretty voices and rude words. Enjoy the Dirty Carol world of funny songs, accidental harmonies and ridiculous footwear. Bring your best laughing teeth and a change of pants. Over 16s only. P.S The Dirts have always sold out quickly so grab your hairy little ticket now!


For a silly good night out, head to The Britannia Pub for some rip-roaring, slapstick swing courtesy of the enigmatic Charley Farley Sunday Four. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a sing song.

BENJAMIN EARL: ORDINARY THINGS (26/07) Tudor Antiques Ordinary Things is a magic show unlike other magic shows; no tricks or secrets… just reality, honesty and skill. Come and see the ordinary become extraordinary in the hands of one of the world’s greatest sleight of hand artists.

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MORE FESTIVALS As the sun shines down on us this summer, what better way to soothe the soul than being serenaded by music in the great outdoors? Festivals fill our summers with memories and moments to savour and have become a staple entry within our diaries. Check out some of the surrey based festivities taking place over the next couple of months…



(28-30/07) West Byfleet Recreation Ground

(18-20/08) Rural Life Centre, Tilford

One Summer’s Day returns for a third year, to the courtyard of The Tup, for an all-day extravaganza of live music in aid of some truly worthy causes.

Celebrate the centenary year of the village of West Byfleet this July.

Weyfest returns for a mammoth weekend of music and entertainment.

(16/07) The Tup, Guildford

From noon till 9, 11 acts from the local live music scene will take to the stage with money raised from ticket sales being donated to The Samson Centre for MS and to Hascombe Children’s Ward at Royal Surrey County Hospital.

This three day festival of community spirit sees three days of fun and festivities for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Experience the fun fair, open air cinema, live music, food, drink and so much more.


Held at the Rural Life Centre near Farnham, this year’s acts include the likes of Alison Moyet, Stereo MC’s, Buzzcocks and Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.




Held inside Aldershot’s West End Centre, Westival returns with all the elements of bigger festivals; swathes of grass, live music, arts, crafts, and children’s entertainment (and with far better toilets!).

Enjoy live music as the annual Frimley Lodge Live returns this August.

Promising an innovative and exciting weekend for all ages, acts taking to the stage over the weekend include The Strypes, Public Service Broadcasting, Lucy Rose, China Bears, Sleepy Folk, Blackwaters and so, so many more

(21-23/07) West End Centre, Aldershot

Confirmed to play are the likes of The Xcerts, Nefarious Picaroons, Dead State and Holy Moly & The Crackers as well as a comedy stage!

(5-6/08) Frimley Lodge

Now in its fourth year, this two day festival showcase some super local musicians as well as getting some tip top tribute acts in to dance the night away.

(8-10/09) Stoke Park, Guildford

Awesome live music, theatre, arts, crafts, wellbeing, eco-living and a feast of foodie delights await.




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Not afraid to say it how it is, IDLES released their debut album Brutalism earlier this year. A ferocious and infectious record, Brutalism displays an honest anger via satirically poignant lyrics and upfront, in your face musicianship. We caught up with frontman Joe Talbot ahead of their performance at Always The Sun on Guildford’s Stoke Park this September. By Alexander D’Arcy For those that might not know, in your own words, describe IDLES… Chubby, loving, heavy post-punk.

Your debut album Brutalism came out earlier this year to much acclaim. It’s upfront, honest and a little angry at times, the sound is a lot heavier than your previous EP’s - what have been your influences? Circumstance really. It took us a long time to find that sound. We’d been working towards different things over the years. When we started as a band we were starting as musicians. None of us had been in bands before; I was learning to sing and the other guys were learning to be in a band together. The main influence on our change as a band came from just realising that

we were trying to be musicians we weren’t and a band we weren’t. I was trying to sing like Orlando Weeks (The Maccabees), Bowen was trying to be good at guitar and he’s not, he’s terrible and Dev (bass) was trying to be Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order). That’s what you do when you learn you know? When you’re learning an instrument, it’s like learning your tool, you’ve only got what’s around you to learn from so you end up sounding like other people, until you grow the confidence or the ability I guess to express yourself properly.

overthinking the music and just started writing what we would have previously thought as not good enough, because it was just simple, agro, punk music, or post punk music whatever it is…I wouldn’t ever class ourselves as punk but also because I think it’s different to that I think. It changed because we learnt more about ourselves and learnt to let go of what we thought was necessary to be a band.

The other thing of course, circumstance is, that my Mum died and we were coming to the end of an era of just realising we were pissed off with what we were doing and not happy as friends and musicians and we wanted to make a change. So we just stopped

Well I mean I think the whole point of the album is catharsis and you can only really go through a cathartic process if you’re honest and open about what’s actually bothering you so. That’s what was bothering me at the time and a lot of it is still quite apparent now. It’s

Thematically, you cover a lot of bases; socially, politically and economically…


Always The Sun Festival takes place on Guildford’s Stoke Park September 8th – 10th. IDLES play Always The Sun Festival on Friday 8th September. For more information and tickets visit

the only thing I knew to write about it, it’s what was on my mind, what we talk about at the pub, I don’t know what else to write about. I’m rubbish at telling stories, I couldn’t write a bob Dylan-esque song. There’s no beginning, middle and end to my lyrics, it’s more just broad, abstract strokes, covering things that I’m concerned about.

Have you been surprised at the popularity of the record? Massively, yeah. Obviously we like it, but we saw it as more of a therapeutic release. It was a case of, if we break up and never see each other again at least we’ve got an album (not that were ever going to break up), we’ve got to do this for us you know? As a listen I’ve always found it abrasive and quite hard work. So I just assumed people would

be like “it’s alright, but I’s a bit much, I’m not gonna lie.” But to get a positive response, if any response is great. “…the gig itself was phenomenal for me. It was one of those moments where you realise that we’re doing really well, filling out a room that was last empty when you played there”

You come to play Always The Sun in Guildford in September and played The Boileroom in town as part of your recent tour supporting the album – how was that show for you? How was the tour? It was amazing. In fact, cool story – that was the first time we played Guildford since maybe 2012 or 11. Guildford’s like our second home; our producer and our manager live there. I’ve known Marko, our manager for a long time before the band and he’s from Guildford. He was

in band called Fortune Drive, they’re all from Guildford actually. He moved back and we stayed in contact and we played Guildford to play to Marko really so that he could see us and see if he wanted to manage us. He was tour managing at the time, and I said I really would like you to be our manager, I think you’d be amazing. So we set up this gig where they just booked us quite late to play at The Boileroom and it was just him and the sound engineer. Literally no-one came but he loved it and became our manager from there. And then the next time we played, I think we sold out, it felt sold out, amazing turn out. But the gig itself was phenomenal for me. It was one of those moments where you realise that we’re doing really well, filling out a room that was last empty when you played there. The crowd was great. It was cool.


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Indie folk singer Lucy Rose comes to Guildford this September to headline the Park Stage at the second Always The Sun Festival, being held on Guildford’s Stoke Park (8th – 10th September). We caught up with Lucy to talk about tours and her new album ‘Something’s Changing’. Your new album ‘Something’s Changing’ comes out this July – can you tell us a little bit about the album and the title? I really feel like I’ve made the record I’ve always felt like I could make but haven’t until now. It feels so true to who I am as an artist and going forth. It feels like everything suddenly made sense for the first time when it came to writing and recording this record. I guess that’s why it’s called ‘Something’s changing’ because there has been so much change and ongoing change in my life recently and it all feels right.

You’ve just returned from a stint touring Latin America, as part of a fans request campaign and have gone off the beaten track, to places that many other musicians might not venture to. How was that experience for you? As I was living with my fans I got the true local experience and had the best tour guides. Combining travelling with

The new album ‘Somethings Changing’ is released on the 7th July via Communion.

music has been instrumental to my happiness as a musician and meeting my fans properly and getting to know them has given me real purpose and persistence to carry on making music.

You headline Always The Sun Festival in Guildford this September – what are you looking forward to? Any bands you want to catch? The line-up looks great, I’d like to see Honeyblood and Genghar. And I’m sure to be introduced to some new bands I haven’t heard of before.

Do you have any experiences of Guildford or Surrey that you can tell us about? Well I was born in Frimley hospital so that’s something and lived in Camberley till I was three. Guildford is always lovely when I’m there so I’m looking forward to heading back.

Do you have any extravagances on your tour rider? I’m seriously boring, I think the most exciting thing on my rider is blueberries.

Lucy Rose headlines The Park Stage at Always The Sun Festival, taking place on Guildford’s Stoke Park on the 10th September. For more information and tickets visit




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Well here we are, July has arrived and after a sweltering June let’s hope the great weather continues unabated. We all know however that July is divided into two halves: School and Summer Holidays and it is this second half that we’re interested in here. Yes, we know that the Smiths are off to their villa in Dordogne but that’s not to say there’s plenty to do in our lovely county. Here’s a little guide to what to do and where to go over the next month.

By Will Knowlton



WHEN? 13th July

WHAT’S THE WORD? Aldershot Lido will host its first open air cinema evenings this summer with the chance to enjoy an early evening swim, popular film and live music. The idea came from the Friends of Aldershot Lido group who have been working closely with the council to promote the lido, organising extra activities and events to encourage more people to use the facilities.



Haslemere Museum, Haslemere


1st July – 1st September

WHAT’S THAT ABOUT THEN? Running from the 1st of July, Haslemere Museum is giving you the chance to come on down to another time and world to discover more about the fascinating realm of dinosaurs. This family friendly exhibition is jammed full of fun facts all about these amazing prehistoric animals. The exhibition boasts a vast array of interactive fun including a chance to dress up, crack puzzles as well as the Build a Dinosaur Lego Challenge. Entry is free but feel free to give a little donation to help with the upkeep and running of this magicalmuseum.


The movies have been voted for on the group’s Facebook page, and a feelgood winner soon came to the fore. Grease is the word on the 13th July. Don’t miss the classic high school musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as Danny and Sandy as they look to rekindle their summer love. You know the songs: ‘Sandy’, ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Grease Lightning’ and many more.





Dapdune Wharf, Guildford.



Sunderland Memorial Park, Burpham, Guildford.

WHEN? 16th July

TELL ME MORE Well first of all this is a free event which is always nice! This family fun day is in support of the Surrey based charity Kicks Count. Kicks Count is a charity that works to help mums and dads to be with questions and support during pregnancy. And let’s face it there are loads of questions! The afternoon will not only offer fairground rides, face painting and fun activities but there will also be a visit from none other than Cbeebies presenter Katy Ashworth as well as a whole host of Disney princesses and superheroes.

15th & 16th July

TELL ME MORE This is really exciting! On the 15th and 16th of July you can have the chance to enjoy outdoor activities with the National Trust Big Camp at Dapdune Wharf. The cost is £15 a pitch for one night, with evening activities included. Scour the night with the Surrey Bat Group and Guildford Astronomical Society as well as cooking your own camp food on the trust’s barbecue and camp fire. Don’t panic though, if cooking al fresco is not your forte there will be sausage and bacon butties available for a small charge on Sunday morning. Ring 01483 561389 to book your place!


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Godstone Farm


22nd July – 3rd September

ANITCS? WHAT ANTICS? Running from July the 22nd Godstone Farm is playing host to Animal Antics- a huge selection of activities that features some of the coolest things we’ve come across! The Hog’stacle Course Pig Racing, ferret agility courses, pony grooming as well as the county famous animal handling barn. Here you can meet and interact with a huge variety of little critters including insanely cute bunnies and chicks! Each day will also feature a Guest Animal Encounter which gives everyone a chance to meet and hold different animals like giant rabbits, tortoises, bearded dragons and even, if you really want to, snakes. Oh and the guys and girls at Godstone need your help to keep their guinea pigs looking lovely so you can help out with Guinea Pig Grooming too. That’s not all though; there’s all the usual fun at Godstone including face painting, tractor rides, the Dino Trail as well as a great indoor soft play area and Giant adventure. Oh and a toboggan run too!




Alice Holt Forest, Farnham

WHEN? 26th July

SO WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT THEN? Today’s the day that offers the kids a chance to visit Groundwork South in the magical and mystical surrounds of Alice Holt Forest to join in with a fantastic day of summer crafts. But wait! This is a club with a difference! Instead of being stuck indoors all day, they will be taken outdoor exploring and will play games around the forest as well as indoor crafts sessions using all those lovely natural materials that your intrepid explorers have gathered up during the day. The club is aimed at 5 to 12 years old and the price for the day is £20. Booking is essential so get on the blower to 0300 067 4448 to book your place.



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10 Interesting and Unusual Facts About Mediaeval Life E The man who carried the King’s hunting birds to the hunt carried them on a wooden frame called a ‘Codge’. These men were usually elderly and trustworthy servants, and were called ‘Codgers’. This is where we get the term, ‘Old Codgers’. E The King of England employed a special servant whose job it was to attend to his Ma jesty on the toilet, and to ‘assist the King in the use of his toilet paper’. This servant was called the ‘Groom of the Stool’. E Until the 16th century, forks were almost unknown in England. Until then, people ate only with knives and spoons, and occasionally with their fingers.


E Salt was very expensive in medieval times, and pepper and sugar were more expensive by weight than gold. E A medieval Lady, if she was very wealthy, might own as many as six metal needles. In the 14th century, metal needles were more expensive than diamonds. E Most musicians in medieval England were seen as rogues and thieves, and were only allowed to stay inside a house whilst playing. After they had performed, most were required to sleep in the stables or in a barn. E In the early 1500’s, Henry VIII began the Secret Service. Men were sent to the great courts of Europe to spy on other rulers. One of the most common occupations for these spies was as a painter; they would paint the portraits of European nobles and often include secret messages hidden in the objects of the painting. E After a great battle, it was often the job of the local women to help count the bodies of the men killed. As dead bodies are so heavy, they commonly chopped off the hand of the corpse and placed it in a large canvas bag which was later emptied for counting. The bag was commonly called a ‘handbag’, leading to the name we have for women’s bags today.

A monumental weekend of mediaeval mayhem returns to Loxwood Meadow this August, promising fun for the whole family. Taking place over the course of two weekends (5th, 6th, 12th & 13th August) turn back the clock to a time when lives were harsh and hearts were passionate. Over the course of both weekends, visitors can expect real life jousting contests, mediaeval music from the Medieval Babes, plus a plethora of ancient entertainments ready to inspire the most contemporary of minds. Take part in workshops and demonstrations and understand what life might have been like way back when - you can even learn about the traditional skill of Blacksmithing and even sup on some Loxwood Mead should you need to quench you thirst. Dress up and re-live the lives that once were.

E Toilets in the Middle Ages often just emptied into a chamber or a pit close to the castle. When this pit was full, a man was employed to dig it out and carry the waste away in a wheelbarrow. This was not one of the more popular jobs of the time. E Books were rare and expensive in the middle ages as each one had to be copied by hand. This was often done by monks with only candlelight to see by. The work was long and boring, and sometimes the monks would make a mistake. One of the most famous of these was made when copying out what is now called the ‘Infernal Bible’, where one of the Ten Commandments was copied down as ‘THOU SHALT KILL’.

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AirHop in Guildford is the place where fun takes flight, a park dedicated to the joys of trampolining. Bounce, spring and launch yourself across AirHop’s court of wall-to-wall connected trampolines. Practise your swan dives, somersaults and other aerial tricks in the Foam Pit, landing softly on over 5,000 sponge cubes. Or what about the ultimate airborne teamsport, Dodgeball? AirHop’s dedicated dodgeball court is the setting for hilarious thrills and high-stakes agility. AirHop also offers the chance to unleash your inner Michael Jordan and leap to a slam dunk in the basketball court. Ideal for group visits – and especially occasions like birthdays – AirHop provides endless fun for all ages. Well worth consideration are AirHop’s After School Bundles. These sessions are available at 4pm and 5pm Mon-Fri during term time, ideal timing for a fun evening with friends as an after-school treat!

12 Midleton Industrial Estate Road, Guildford, GU2 8XW 0330 223 33 33 |

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“I would happily recommend this nursery to friends. Staff have a great connection with my son. He is very happy here, he loves the outdoor playtime. He always has a smile on his face after spending the day here.” Parent,

Please call 01276 855886 or email Pennypot Day Nursery and Preschool, Pennypot Lane, Chobham GU24 8DH

Parents have busy lives. Juggling childcare, education and extra-curricular activities we have no idea how we manage to get meals on the table and washing on the line, let alone work. That’s the thinking behind the all-inclusive service at Pennypot Day Nursery in Chobham. All families benefit from knowing that fees are inclusive of everything your child needs during their time at the nursery. Formula milk, nappies and wipes, sun cream are all part of the package as well as freshly prepared meals and snacks which are cooked onsite by chefs. Children’s days are packed full of activities designed in line with EYFS principles and implemented by our highly trained and knowledgeable staff. All children get daily access to the fantastic garden as they fully recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. Pennypot Day Nursery has it all covered.

Pennypot Day Nursery, Pennypot Lane, Woking GU24 8DH 01276 855886 |



MUM’S THE WORD FEATURE Summer Fun at Bocketts Farm 22nd July – 3rd September


THIS SUMMER! Indoor play

Friendly farm animals Enjoy a great day out at Bocketts Farm this summer with a full programme of fun activities! Children will enjoy the Animal Passport Trail as they collect stamps from around the farm. Other daily activities include pony rides, tractor rides, gold panning, animal handling, goat milking and the famous pig racing. In addition, the Small Animal Village and Big Animal Barn are open where you can meet and feed all of the friendly farm animals. Plus, don’t miss the brilliant Water Wars Splash Zone, which involves launching water filled balloons at your opponent’s station – great fun for all ages! With 2 large indoor play barns, trampolines, young driver’s area, sandpits, pedal go-karts, treehouse towers and 2 giant jumping pillows, there’s plenty to keep the whole family amused. Open 7 days a week, 10am – 5.30pm

Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BS 01372 363764 |

Animal handling

Tractor rides

Outdoor adventure

Panning for gold


A full programme of fun farm activities including pony rides, goat milking, pig racing and much more! Situated in Leatherhead, Surrey. 5 minutes from J9 M25.





£1 OFF full price farm entry per person* Valid from 1st July - 27th August 2017.

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Families Summer


Watts Gallery - Artists’ Village

Watts Gallery

This summer explore Watts Gallery - Artists’ Village, Guildford, with fun multi-sensory trails, make your own art and play in the woodlands. Bring a picnic or enjoy the delicious summer menu in the Tea Shop. Every Thursday in August hunt for different colours around the Artists’ Village and then head to the studio to see how paints used to be made. Paint inside and outdoors and make spontaneous colourful paintings using watercolours with oil, salt and plastic wrap. Admission for children is free.



FREE Explore with family trails Make at drop in workshops Play in woodlands

NEW The Make Space Every Sunday | Drop in 11am - 4pm FREE with admission Suitable for all ages

No space at home to be messy? Drop in to our family Make Space every Sunday. From printmaking to painting and sewing to sculpture, families can explore different kinds of materials and making, with a new activity every week. Admission for children is free.and making, with a new activity every week. Admission for children is free.

Down Lane, Compton, Guildford GU3 1DQ Tel: 01483 810235 |



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Foodie NEWS and EVENTS

The Cheese and Chilli Festival Feel the burn this weekend at summer’s most colourful food fest. Last year’s debut Cheese and Chilli Festival in Guildford was one of the summer’s top foodfests, and this year’s event promises to be just as unmissable for anyone who loves the creamy, pungent joys of fabulous cheese and getting hot under the collar with chillies from around the world. In the cheese corner, you’ll find an astonishing array of local and regional cheese to sample and buy, plus talks by expert cheesemakers on the origins of cheese, its potted history and fascinating production techniques Things heat up in the chilli corner,

22nd & 23rd July / 10am – 5pm / Shalford Park, Guildford

as alongside stalls selling every kind and colour of chilli and chilli plant you can imagine, with experts on hand to give advice on growing your own, you can also choose from dozens of chilli sauces, many of which are entrants into the chilli sauce competition. And for the real daredevils out there, they can enter the infamous chilli eating competition, taking on peppers of increasingly alarming fierceness until only one is left standing. For those that can’t (or won’t) take the heat, there will be many craft and shopping stalls at the events selling great products at great prices. There will be some very unusual offerings as

well as conventional products. Whether it is a rustic handmade cheese board you are looking for, a set of new quality knives, some new clothes, a present for loved one or your future told, you’ll find it there. It’s not all just stilton and scotch bonnets however, as the weekend will see a fantastic Beer Festival, live music and tons of activities for children and adults such as fun rides, treasure hunts, falconry displays, magic shows and Punch & Judy. Visit for more information


The Oxted Beer Festival

14th 15th and 16th July

East Surrey’s most prestigious beer and music festival returns for its 6th year running promising the same fun-filled ale fest that now attracts over 10,000 visitors every weekend.

And then there’s the entertainment across two music stages featuring a galaxy of sounds and artists to put a beat to all that beer. Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dr Feelgood, Rick Parfitt Jr will be on headline duties, accompanied by tribute acts to Bob Marley and Adele as well as a host of DJs and local musical talent.

The amount of bars and booze on offer is, we have to admit, pretty bananas: the Beer Bar boasts over 100 VARIETIES of real ale, ciders and craft lagers, there’s a Pimm’s & Fizz Bar, a Gin Bar and the festival’s infamous Retox Cocktail Bar, all complimented by an array of high quality festival street food choices.

Ferment & Feast - A Supper Club Alana Holloway is the founder of the exciting new brand Fermented by LAB, a fermented food and drink monthly subscription box that provides subscribers with a daily dose of thoughtfully crafted, beautifully presented, gut loving food, helping to nurture a healthy body and mind. Alana Holloway first started fermenting in 2011 when she learned how to

Elsewhere at OXBF17 there’ll be face painting, magicians and street entertainers, and much more. For more information visit

Friday 28th July / 7.30pm – 11.30pm

manage her chronic full body eczema - without medication - by nurturing a healthier gut. Having experienced the countless health benefits associated with eating fermented foods, Alana was drawn to the idea of encouraging others to try it for themselves, and began teaching her techniques in workshops and sharing her recipes.

For this very special supper club, Alana is teaming up with chef Maddie Hatton of Blid & Hatton for a fabulous summer feast, showcasing how Alana’s beautiful ferments perfectly complement Maddie’s delicious dishes. 20 tickets available at £45 pp. To book visit



Saturday 8th July | 9am - 1pm | Village Green, Ripley

Saturday 22nd July | 9.30am – 1.30pm | Hollyhedge Parade

CAMBERLEY ARTISAN & FARMERS’ MARKET Saturday 15th July | 10am – 3pm | Park Street, Camberley

MILFORD FARMERS’ MARKET Sunday 16th July | 10am - 1.30pm | Secretts Farm Shop Car Park

WOKING FARMERS’ MARKET Thursday 20th & Saturday 29th July | 9am – 2.30pm Town Square, Woking

FARNHAM FARMERS’ MARKET Sunday 23rd July | 10am – 1.30pm | Central Car Park

GUILDFORD FARMERS’ MARKET Tuesday 1st August | 10.30am to 3.30pm | High Street

HASLEMERE FARMERS’ MARKET Sunday 6th August | 10am – 2pm | High Street




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By Rich Lee

WHERE TO EAT: The Ivy Brasserie, Cobham Surrey’s newest brasserie brings the Big City buzz and time-tested style of its parent restaurant, The Ivy in London’s West End, to Cobham… This year the famous Ivy in Covent Garden turns 100. That’s impressive for any restaurant, so there must be something about The Ivy that has been impressing the generations of actors, artists, politicians and power players that have dined there for so many years. Finding out just what that is though is the hard part. Notoriously difficult to book a table (unless your last name is Moss, Cowell or Beckham), a glimpse into the dining room of the great, the good and the B-list is off the cards for all but

the most patient diners. Until now, that is, with the arrival of the Ivy Brasserie in Cobham.

way to the conservatory and garden.

On the outside, Cobham’s newest restaurant is non-descript to the point of invisible. The old building’s red brick facade trimmed in muted dark green and opaque harlequin windows the only signs betraying the hottest brand to arrive in Surrey for a long time. Even when you enter the tiny lobby, the restaurant remains out of sight until the glamourous red-dressed greeters check you in and usher you gracefully through the door. But then what a sight it is.

Like some of The Ivy’s other high street offspring, this brasserie offers a breezier menu than its more high-end parent, but then for all its celebrity dressing and Private Club posture, the West End mothership never pretended much towards nosh that was overly posh (read: they serve burgers.) But everything on the all-day menu is as polished and enticing as anything you’d find at a quality pub or restaurant these days, even if it’s only a sandwich or other modest, crowd-pleasing fare like fish & chips or shepherd’s pie.

A dazzling, incandescent bar beams out over the first of several dining spaces, all of them dressed in the Ivy’s signature green and glinting copper and vibrant art deco style. It’s crammed with tables and banquette seating, as if they’d been counting on daily invasions of diners, which is just as well as the place was rammed for lunch, from the bar all the

If you’re thinking these don’t exactly capture the level of luxury you’d associate with a name like The Ivy, be assured that we discovered plenty of flash and flourish behind nearly every dish. And there’s a slightly zealous enthusiasm for truffle here, from chicken sarnies to arancini, parmesan chips to mayo, which is always a good thing.


From a surprisingly good value set menu, £16.50 bought us a cheerful golden fishcake flaked through with salmon and haddock, boldly paired with a punchy horseradish crème and gossamer-thin leaves of apple and fennel; then a fillet of roast salmon perched over a delicate salad of quinoa, all pretty in pink with spots of bright radish and pomegranate rubies. Going a la carte brought me a warm crispy duck salad that was, I don’t mind saying, slightly amazing: a perfectly tuned cascade of aromatic flavours and textures, all folding and flowing into each other. That duck, frazzly and crisp and bathed in a treacly, smoky five-spice glaze, was beyond tasty but boosted further by the salad beneath, a delicious mass of toasted cashews, beansprouts, wafer-thin discs of nutty yuca (I think) and refreshing hunks of watermelon. After such a superbly refined starter it felt almost regressive to order a humble burger, but this Special was, they informed me, formed from wagyu beef. All resistance collapsed. What arrived

was indeed a burger of an altogether higher breed, super juicy and sexed up with prosciutto ham and comte cheese melting in curtains around the patty, and all couched in a squishy brioche bun. With twice-possibly-thrice cooked chips and a pot of fragrant truffle mayo to slather over it all, this must be about as much fun as you can have at The Ivy without punching a paparazzi in the face. Oh right, that’s the other place. We just about found room for dessert; a charming ‘cappuccino’ cake, flourless, light but rich and decadent too, loaded with espresso and a milk mousse to scoop it through. It left us contemplating returning here for afternoon tea, but I felt unmanned enough by the Ivy’s simple yet sublime food and lavish service for one day. Until its joined soon by another in Guildford’s Tunsgate, Cobham’s newest brasserie brings the Big City buzz and time-tested style of its parent restaurant to the home counties. So, it’s not just Moss, Cowell and Beckham that can be ‘seen at The Ivy’. Now we can too.

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie 48 High Street Cobham KT11 3EF Tel: 01932 901777 Zucchini fritti £5.75 --Smoked Haddock & Salmon Fishcake Roast Salmon, Quinoa, Kohlrabi and Coriander Salad £16.50 --Crispy Duck Salad £7.95 Wagyu Beef Burger £22.50 --Flourless Cappuccino Cake £7.25 Food Total For 2 = £59.95


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Mobile mixology masters, Beetle Juice, have been spreading summer vibes up and down the country since 2012, thanks to their fleet of super groovy VW campervans converted into travelling cocktail bars...

ROSIE COLLINS “A real summer treat, with the rose petal liquor and gin going hand in hand”



• 25ml of Hawthorne’s gin • 25ml Rose Lanique liquor • 3 Squeezes of lime • Fever tree tonic

JALAPENO MARGARITA Who doesn’t like a bit of summer spice?! Classic Margarita with a little heat • 50ml of gold tequila • 1 whole lemon • 1 whole lime • Jalapeno muddled into the mix • Splash of sugar syrup


Co-founders Julian, Jonny and Harry from Farnham have a cocktail for every occasion, but when it comes to summer, their three stylish thirst-quenchers are guaranteed to get any party started… To book Beetle Juice for your event visit



BEETLE JUICE “Beetle Juice’s very own creation! A perfect combo of flavours, making it their best seller 5 years running” • 50ml of Hawthorne’s gin • Teaspoon of raspberry • Pressed apple juice • Lychee juice • A squeeze of lime




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surrey’s best


In the last few years we’ve seen the humble hamburger rise from guilty junk food to an expression of the purest, most primal culinary pleasure. The perfect patty, soft bouncy bun and infinite combination of toppings is now rightfully considered a craft in itself, so we’ve hunted down FIVE of the best burger joints in Surrey to help you get closer to the juicy, meaty (and veggie) thrills of a perfectly stacked burger…

The Burger Shack Guildford, Weybridge and Walton-on-Thames

Since sprouting up in dozens of Young’s Pub’s beer gardens, the Burger Shacks have effortlessly nailed the twin pleasures of fabulous burgers and lo-fi al fresco dining. The burgers start with the ‘Classic’ – just burger, cheese, onions, pickles and ketchup and mayo; a veggie burger of beetroot, fennel, lentil and mozzarella, and then the big guns: the ‘Streaky’ and ‘Chilli Pulled Pork’ burgers. The Streaky burger is a standout: A soft, squishy bun and a fat patty cooked perfectly medium, given a light crispy frazzle on the outside and a juicy centre. They add tangy gherkins; onions sweated in Young’s ale to a gelatinous, sticky sweetness, and curtains of cheese melting around the sides. It would be faultless as it is but then thick ribbons of smoked maple bacon give each bite a great whack of flavour and a little chew to finish with. Burger heaven. Burger Shacks can be found at many Young’s pubs, but in Surrey you’ll find them at The Weyside in Guildford, the Swan in Walton-on-Thames and the Hand and Spear in Weybridge.

The White HarT Witley

A traditional British pub with its heart in the American Deep South, there’s really nothing like the White Hart in Surrey. Here, Chef Sam Daffin and his team take inspiration from barbecues from all over the world, cooking such mouth-watering showstoppers as Jacobs ladder beef rib and St Louis cut pork ribs in a wood fired smoker, over sustainably sourced English oak. But what makes the White Hart’s burgers so special is that that they are one of the few pub kitchens in Surrey to blend their own mince which means you can enjoy burgers the way God intended: Pink! And what burgers they are. Consider the genius that is the legendary Gianfranco Gorgonzola burger (£15.) This features the White Hart’s classic burger with lettuce, onion, tomato, dill pickle, burger sauce and ghetto relish, but then they top it with breaded, deep fried lasagne. We know, right?! Don’t miss Burger Tuesdays at the White Hart: Classic burger + fries + a drink £10. Served all day Tuesday 12pm - 9pm

The White Hart, Petworth Road, Witley GU8 5PH | 01428 683 695 |


Smokey Joe Guildford

Guildford’s been crying out for a taste of the American Deep South, and thanks to Joe and Kay Docherty, they finally got it in 2016 in the form of Smokey Joe who have recently taken up their new residence at Guildford’s favourite independent arts venue, the Boileroom. Everything is made fresh on site, with premium quality meats cooked low-and-slow to bring out their maximum flavour and melt-in-your-mouth succulence. When it comes to fun in a bun, though, Smokey Joe proves there are no rules, only uniquely delicious burgers. These include the ‘Barmi Pastrami’ Burger layered with homemade pastrami and Monterey Jack cheese; the much loved ‘Streaking Jack’ cheeseburger with crisp Applewood smoked streaky bacon and even a Caesar salad in chicken burger form: the ‘Hail Caesar’! Oh, and don’t think veggies are left out; the ‘Bean Me Up’ burger is pretty out of this world; a fried ‘n’ spiced bean burger, lettuce, boileroom salad and sweet chilli, all in a seeded roll!

Order online via Just Eat or Deliveroo, or visit the Boileroom at 13 Stoke Fields, Guildford GU1 4LS |

Five Guys

Guildford and Kingston-upon-Thames So you know, we rarely toot the trumpets of big chains here at TG2 Surrey, preferring the local and the independent wherever we find them, whenever we can. But there’s just no way to avoid it: Five Guys’ burgers are so good, they put every big chain burger joint in the shade – even, or especially, Maccy D’s and Bee Kay. Why? Because to bite into a Five Guys is to taste a bit of American history, the moment when hamburgers became iconic thanks to superb patties made fresh on site every day, and with just a few simple ingredients to make them sing. Of course, Five Guys lets you decide how iconic you want your hamburger to be; whether you want a few classic toppings like tomato, lettuce, onion and ketchup or, literally, everything on the board including hot sauce, jalapenos, grilled mushrooms and relish.

25-26 Friary Street, Guildford GU1 4EH 01483 570580 |

Blacks Burgers Epsom, Horley and Purley

Black Burgers is a homegrown family affair unique to Surrey. Run by a father and son duo Vas & Philip Herodotou, with family and close friends making up the rest of the key team, Blacks Burgers have grown into a local institution wherever they’ve set up shop, each one a love letter to the classic American diner. The key to their success has got to be those burgers, though. The beef patties are made fresh on site every day, but you could plump for an equally succulent chicken or bean burger too. Several styles of escalating sumptuousness follow: There’s the classic all-American Yippee Burger with relish, gherkins, American Mustard and American cheese. Or how about the punky Rock ‘n’ Rolla: peanut butter, American cheese, bacon and a fried egg? Surrounding these are a galaxy of delicious toppings and condiments such as maple syrup mayo and Black’s insanely good homemade burger sauce and hot sauce. Have plenty of napkins ready and no regrets, these are some of the best burgers around.




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PICK YOUR OWN Picking your own fruit and vegetables isn’t simply a great day out for families and foodies alike, but a guaranteed way to inject your food with the amazing flavours and the nourishment that only freshly plucked ingredients provide. With the first of summer’s crops emerging, we’ve handpicked a few of the very best spots with which to stock your cupboards and fridges with fabulous seasonal fruits and veg.

Garsons at Esher

Secrett’s Farm, Milford

With over 150 acres of fruit, vegetables and flowers, Garson’s is the largest pick your own farm in the UK. From May to October there is a choice of over 30 crops exclusively for harvesting on their farm in Esher, Surrey. The crops include strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, runner beans, peas and courgettes among others.

With a tea room, deli, butchers, florist, farm shop and gardening school, there’s virtually nothing that Secrett’s in Milford doesn’t offer to visitors. The popular farm has been running since 1908 and along with its retail outlets has earned a reputation for producing some of the best fruit and vegetables in the south east.

They also have an excellent farm shop, heaving with tasty, local produce. We recommend you pencil in Saturday 22nd July as that’s when you can visit the Garsons Food Fair and meet the producers in person as well as shopping for the best and freshest local food.

They also host one of the best farmers markets in Surrey. So while you can of course buy their fresh produce in the awesome farm shop, it’s far more fun –and cost effective- to pick your own out on their 150 acre site. Now’s the perfect time to pick strawberries, gooseberries, broad beans, rhubarb cavallo nero and much more.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 9- 6, Sunday 11- 5. Winterdown Road, West End, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS

01372 460181 |

Crockford Bridge Farm, Addlestone Open from May to September, Crockford Bridge Farm grows more than 20 different crops of fruit and vegetables on its 75 acres. They grow many varieties of strawberry in particular to ensure summer-long picking, which you can do out in their fields or visit their really rather magnificent farm shop. Choose a warm day to go on and you can cool off in their special Ice cream parlour serving Richmond’s finest Gelateria Danieli. Choose from 24 flavours, some of which incorporate ingredients produced on the farm.

Opening times: Monday to Wednesday 10-5.30, Tuesday to Friday 10-6, Sat 9-6, Sun: 10-5 New Haw Road, Addlestone KT15 2BU

01932 853886 |

Opening times Monday – Saturday 8.30-5.30 and 10.30 - 4.30 on Sundays. Hurst Farm, Chapel Lane, Milford, Godalming GU8 5HU

01483 520500 |

Flower Farm Shop, Godstone Located near the picturesque village of Godstone on the North Downs, Flower Farm Shop is a surprisingly traditional farm shop when you consider that it only opened in 2003. With its friendly warm atmosphere and traditional feel, a visit to the farm shop is both relaxing and enjoyable whilst providing an unparalleled selection of both local and organic produce to satisfy both visitors and their vibrant local community. The farm itself has been offering pick your own crops since 1972 and offers strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, plums, asparagus, runner beans, rhubarb and sweet corn.

Opening times: The farm shop is open seven days a week. Oxted Road A25, Godstone, Surrey RH9 8BP

01883 742288 |


West Green Fruits, Hook West Green Fruits was established in 1997, and is a family run business of 20 acres set in farmland near Hartley Wintney offering. Many of your favourite summer crops can be found here, from strawberries to raspberries, rhubarb and gooseberries and new potatoes. But what’s interesting about West Green Fruits is that they specialise in a variety of ‘hybrid’ fruits you’re not even likely to find in the supermarket. These include Tayberries, Tummelberries as well as Loganberries and Boysenberries, all of which make a delicious difference to jams and desserts. West Fruit Farms also sell their very own homemade jams and Jella’s ice-cream made with their own produce.

Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10 - 6, Sunday 10 - 5, Closed Monday West Green Road, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire RG27 8LP

01252 845772 |

Avalon Garden Centre, Churt Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Surrey Hills, Avalon Garden Centre is a great little destination. They keep a well-stocked Plant Centre stocked with everything you need for the garden including shrubs, roses, perennials and alpines as well as house plants and garden furniture and ornaments. They also have a pretty ace tea room for refreshments. Not many pick your own farms grow blueberries, which makes Avalon something of a rare treasure. Come in the summer months and you can pick blueberries and strawberries to your heart’s content.

Opening Times Monday to Saturday 9 - 5.30, Sunday 9.30 - 4.30 Tilford Road, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2LL

01428 604842

Typical Harvest Dates So now you have an idea of where to pick your fruit and vegetables it’s also important to know when. Picking fruit and veg while they’re in season is the only way to enjoy them at their best, so cast your eye over the following list to know exactly when to go picking: Rhubarb Asparagus Strawberries Gooseberries Redcurrants Blackcurrants Raspberries Spinach

April-July April-June June-Sept June-July June-July June-July June-Sept June-Aug

Mangetout Carrots Broad Beans Courgettes Marrows Tomatoes French Beans Runner Beans

June-July June-Aug June-July June-July July-Aug July-Aug July-Aug July-Aug



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FOODIES FEATURE The Gallery Restaurant at Denbies Wine Estate

There can’t be many restaurants in Surrey that offer such stunning views as the Gallery Restaurant at Denbies Wine Estate. That’s because, from its perch on the top floor of the estate’s famous Winery, the spectacular vista span the breadth of the 265acre vineyard and reach over Box Hill and the North Downs. Fortunately, the Gallery restaurant more than does the panorama proud, offering an elegant and intimate environment to enjoy a great meal and those awesome views. Seasonal menus are created by Head Chef Aleksandrs Bogdanovs and his team which includes also includes daily specials. All their ingredients are sourced, when possible, from local suppliers in the south-east. Better yet, a meal at the Gallery restaurant is also the perfect opportunity to discover the estate’s award-winning wines, each expertly paired with the restaurant’s exquisite dishes for the truest taste of Denbies.

Denbies Wine Estate Ltd, London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA 01306 876616 /

Denbies Gallery Restaurant, Dorking Fine dining in contemporary setting Panoramic views Open for lunch daily Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening T. 01306 876616

Carlo’s Trattoria, Guildford

Set Lunch Monday - Friday 2 courses £13.95 3 courses £15.95 Sunday Lunch 2 courses £15.95 3 courses £17.95 T: 01483 224180 Newlands Corner, Shere Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8SE

A Guildford institution and a homey slice of rustic Italiana, the family-run Carlo’s Trattoria has been winning the hearts and appetites of diners for over thirty years. The place has seen many changes in that time, but one thing has always remained - a genuine passion and pride in Italian cuisine. Their a la carte menu provides an extensive choice of authentic Italian dishes and is complemented by a superb ‘Specials Board’ featuring fresh fish delivered daily from Billingsgate market and the South Coast. Carlo’s Trattoria strikes the perfect balance of elegance and cheerful informality and is a great place to bring the family to.

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FOODIES FEATURE Woking Food and Drink Festival 2017

Returning for the fifth consecutive year, the award-winning Woking Food and Drink Festival is set to host another magnificent mezze of culinary delights, from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September. Named the county’s Best Local Food Event for two years in succession, the free-toattend festival is set to dish up another three days of live cookery demonstrations in the Tante Marie Culinary Academy Theatre and topped off by a bountiful platter of foodie treats for all the family.

The theatre’s stage will be headlined by another stellar line up of international chefs including: Antonio Carluccio OBE; Bruno Loubet, Head Chef of the Grain Store, London; ‘Three Girls Cook’; Chetna Makan, chef, author and Great British Bake Off 2014 semi-finalist and Olia Hercules, chef and author named The Observer’s Rising Star of 2015. Representing the best of Surrey’s local culinary talent includes senior instructors from Tante Marie Culinary Academy;

Dougie Balish, Head Chef at The Tudor Room at Great Fosters; Steve Drake, Chef Patron at Sorrel; Fernando Stovell, Head Chef at Stovell’s, and many more! Browse, graze and stock up at over 80 exhibitor stalls which will be fully stocked with artisan products, freshly prepared dishes and tipples hailing from producers, and take in fun interactive activities for the whole family.

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The Prudential Ride London race is a 100-mile and 46-mile bike ride through the London and the Surrey Hills, part of the country’s Olympic legacy from 2012. As well as being an almighty spectacle for those lining the roads, the race raises a vast amount of money for charities both nationally and locally through sponsorship of those brave enough to attempt this epic ride. Starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the race follows a serpentine route taking in miles of closed roads that wind through the capital and into our fair county’s stunning countryside. Now there’s no doubt, that the Prudential RideLondon is a world class

festival of cycling. This year sees the fifth iteration since its inauguration in 2013 taking place over the weekend of 28th and 30th of July. The race was conceived not only to be a legacy but also a flagship sporting event, playing a key part in the Mayor of London’s vision of investing more into creating safer, easier and better-connected cycle routes across the capital and its surrounds. Above all, the event seeks to promote a healthier and more outdoors orientated life style. The roads are not only jammed with cyclists abut also thronged with tens of thousands of spectators, because ultimately there’s no other closed-road event like it that combines fun and fellowship with the excitement of watching the world’s best professional cyclist’s race. So how might this affect you if you live in Surrey? Well, roads that encompass the route will be closed from around 5am and what with the weather expected to be a fine July day, we suggest that you dust off those fold out

chairs in the garage, rustle up a picnic and find a great spot by the roads to cheer on those amateur riders to raise money for good causes and applaud the professional cyclists as they zip with police escort through the county. Particularly good spots to see the race are along Staples Hill near Clandon (immortalised during the coverage of 2012) as well as between the pretty villages of Shere and Abinger Hammer where one can enjoy cucumber sandwiches and local Denbies Bubbles on the green. There’s also still time to check if you have friends or colleagues who may be taking part and sponsor them. The race raises so much for charity and no one can sniff at a good cause. The ride London website at offers an in-depth breakdown of the route, as well as road closures and how they may or may not affect you. There’s also great advice for business owners who’d like to trade their wares along the route.




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Test Dummy: Lawn Bowls We sent Lydia Stockbridge to discover the timeless appeal of one of the UK’s oldest sports and the perfect summertime game… Summer. The cold, dark days of winter are behind us and it’s time to embrace the sushine. Here in Guildford, we’ve waited eagerly for the Lido to open its doors and for the summer festivals to sprout up on Stoke Park. But for those in the know, one of the most quintessential of English summer pastimes is already off to a rolling start in the beautiful gardens of Guildford Castle: Lawn Bowls. Bowls is one of the oldest sports in history, with some records dating back as far as 5000 BC. Heralded as the ‘Sport of Kings’ by King Edward III and his cohorts, it was actually the Scots who laid the foundations for the modern game played today. There are many variations on the game: the French play Petanque, in Italy it’s Boucca, or Basque Bowls in Spain; the sport has a rich cultural heritage wherever it’s played. And Castle Green Bowling Club is no different. The club passed its 90th

birthday back in 2013 but the green itself dates to the 1600s, suggesting that bowls was played in Guildford many moons before the club was founded. For my introduction to the game, I met with coach Colin Summerhayes, ViceChairman of Castle Green Bowling Club. Before he could walk us through the game, we had to first pick out our kit for the evening – weighted ‘Woods’ (the bowls you throw with) and our targets, the ‘Jacks’ (not dissimilar to the Golden Snitch of Harry Potter fame, minus the wings). There are specific bowling shoes to wear to protect the ground, but my trainers were permitted to tread the hallowed green. I stepped lightly over the Keep Off the Grass sign and the instruction commenced. The aim of the game is to get the bowl as close to the jack as possible. A typical game at bowls consists of two teams of three players with four bowls each; and a referee standing by ensure fair play. A point, or shot, is awarded to each bowl of the team who are closest to the jack than the nearest opponent bowl. Having never done well at ball games in the past, with my usual excuse of being

left-handed as an instant handicap where team games were concerned, I had some trepidation that I wouldn’t be able to keep the bowls in the right lane, or ‘rink’. But with a few key tips from Colin, within the hour we saw a marked improvement as I gained confidence. The technique differs from the more familiar ten-pin bowling in that the bowls are weighted to create a curved line, and the ditches are at either end of the rink, rather than the sides. Stepping onto the mat, the idea is to get into a low crouch, swing your arm low to the ground and release the bowl. Strength is not required (much to my relief); a pendulum swing of the arm with a flat palm gives the bowl enough momentum to guide it down the length of the rink towards the jack. As Colin remarked, the dilemma of many a lawn-bowler is getting the line right and the distance wrong, or vice versa. Colin very helpfully placed a marker on the lawn for me to bowl through as a guide, and after several attempts, the bowls started to glide ever closer to the elusive jack. The game has a meditative quality to it, as the sole focus was on perfecting my


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Making a home in GODALMING


he ancient market and coaching town of Godalming is one of the most sought after residential towns in Surrey, and it’s easy to see why. From the cobbled High Street with its historic timber buildings and iconic ‘Pepperpot’, to the gently winding River Wey and the watery meadows where cattle still graze, Godalming has cast its unique spell on residents and visitors for generations. For both a commercial hub and administrative centre for the Borough of Waverley, Godalming somehow still feels like a small rural village, albeit one that has many historical surprises. In 1881, it became the first place in the world to have a public electricity supply and electric street lighting. The beautiful Church of St Peter and St Paul has been a place of worship here for over a thousand years. James Oglethorpe of Godalming was the founder of the colony of Georgia in the United States in 1733 and Godalming’s museum celebrates the work of Gertrude Jekyll, the famous 19th century garden designer and horticulturalist. Godalming also has fantastic transport links to London, which helped to get the town voted as the UK’s third most desirable property hotspot. The town centre boasts many unique independent shops, great restaurants and inviting traditional British pubs. From its serene pace to its verdant, rolling countryside, its friendly community, its storied history, its celebrated schools and its fabulous location in the heart of West Surrey, making a home in Godalming is a dream well worth making a reality.


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No matter which yoga or mindfulness class you choose, the team at Mila Yoga will ensure that you leave on a natural high, feeling better in body, mind and spirit. It is in fact the focus on the well-being of their clients that has made this a leading venue for yoga practice in Surrey. Mila teachers are experienced in all aspects of Yoga ensuring that you will receive well informed teaching both in regard to your physical and spiritual practice.

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Barbaracca is perhaps Godalming’s friendliest neighborhood restaurant thanks to sunny, passionate staff and even sunnier food, straight from the owners’ Sicilian heritage. Deliciously rustic Italian food serves up traditional treats like arancino stuffed with bolognese, gnocchetti and risotto and spectacular specials that use the best of local ingredients. From the stylishly laid-back interior, kid friendly menus to handpicked artisan wines, everything at Barbaracca is designed to make you feel right at home.

THE GODALMING FOOD COMPANY 01483 239891 99 High Street

Every town deserves a great delicatessen, but the Godalming Food Company is so much more. For a small shop the range of foods and culinary gifts on offer is staggering and all of it carefully sourced from artisan producers by owner Kevin. From homemade jams and preserves to quality local wines and ales, store cupboard essentials and sumptuous sweets and chocolates, it’s all here. A fabulous counter sells a great selection of cheese from the UK and across Europe as well as cold meats from the UK, Spain and Italy and freshly baked bread. And for those on the go, they can pick up a steaming cup of fresh roasted coffee, blended by local roasters Redber.


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A fantastic recent addition to the town, this charming espresso and wine bar brings a welcome taste of the continent to sleepy Godalming. Menus offer up unfailingly tantalizing tapas for a true taste of the Mediterranean, with flavours from Spain, Greece and North Africa and everything is prepared fresh every day. By night, the place transforms into a stylish, vibrant cocktail bar offering every kind of tipple and regular events like Gin Clubs and unlimited prosecco Thursdays have helped make Corretto the toast of the town.


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There aren’t many restaurants that can call a congregational church built in the 1800s home, but we imagine there’s even fewer that have made such great use of the space. The high, vaulted ceiling and stained-glass window, gleaming bar and generous seating pull you in from the get go. Light, bright and airy, every seat has a view. Head chef Ronnie Kimbugwe serves a series of menus full of twists on an array of classic British dishes, with a focus on local, sustainable and, above all, quality ingredients. The restaurant with its open kitchen allows diners to watch the chefs at work, adding a touch of culinary theatre to the dining experience.



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This landmark hotel sits at the very heart of Godalming, overlooking the High Street. Originally built in the 17th-century, the Royal Hotel has played host to both Peter the Great of Russia and Henry VIII. These days it offers 15 boutique-style rooms, a 1920’s art deco themed bar and a restaurant serving traditional English and international dishes for weary and hungry travelers. The beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms include a TV, Wi-Fi, radio, tea & coffee making facilities and a bathroom with both bath and shower. The hotel offers a small but free on-site car park.



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HOT SHOP: Cuckoo Corner Found in the idyllic village of Shere on the outskirts of Guildford is the gorgeous Cuckoo Corner. Selling a range of gifts for you and your home, Cuckoo Corner contains all the charm and character that will soon make this Hot Shop a firm favourite amongst your retail destinations. Whether you’re seeking furniture to make a statement or simply in need of some interior inspiration, we suggest making the trip Cuckoo Corner.


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Hot Shop: Wattle & Daub Wattle and Daub in Godalming prides itself on searching out beautiful and well-made art, textiles and furniture, combined with vintage finds, all among a striking collection of faux flowers and botanicals. This new hot shop is an absolute must to go and visit - we highly recommend you do so... Visit

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HOME The Future is Green. But we can’t leave it all up to governments and industry to get us there. The fight against global warming and climate change is a battle that must be waged by communities and individuals as well, using every means at our disposal. Fortunately, those means are rapidly becoming cheaper and more accessible for homeowners to take clean energy into their own hands, reducing carbon emissions and our impact on the environment, as well as potentially reducing our monthly bills significantly.


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BIOMASS BOILERS Biomass Boilers are an all year-round solution to heat your entire home. Biomass Boilers utilise your hot water pipes and radiators and heating systems that are already in place in your home. As the Biomass Boilers don’t give off any heat in a room, they are perfect for placing in a garage, outbuilding or even the kitchen.

BIOMASS STOVES Biomass stoves burn compressed wood or pellets to create a source of heat. The fuel then feeds from the storage container (called the hopper) into the burn tray. This creates a constant flame for your Biomass Stove, monitored to ensure greatest efficiency.

SOLAR PV Solar PV works by capturing the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These solar cells don’t need direct sunlight to work. They can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day or through Winter. They work by converting the sunlight into electricity. Solar can be used to run household appliances and lighting.

BATTERY STORAGE Solar PV’s BFF, a battery storage unit helps you make the most of your electricity generated by solar with any excess being stored for future use. Store energy when it is easily generated and cheaper, to use or send back later when it is more expensive and limited.

SOLAR THERMAL HEATING Solar Thermal Heating is an innovative way to capture solar energy from the sun. It can then heat water and supplement the hot water demands in your home.

GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS Ground Source Heat Pumps use buried pipes which extract heat from the ground. This can then heat radiators, underfloor or

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Cuckoo Corner A village out of time, the picture-perfect Shere has many independent shops that hark back to a golden, vintage era. But Cuckoo Corner stands out as a special temple to beautiful gifts and uniquely individual touches that you can make to your home. Lovely on the outside, gorgeous inside, the timbered building displays its wares in stunning fashion making browsing a delight. You’ll find a dazzling range of handcrafted jewellery pieces and children’s gifts with a wide selection of cards and wraps to accompany them. For the home, there’s exquisite pieces of statement furniture as well as many lovely clocks and mirrors. Cuckoo Corner also offers wonderful touches to greet the summer months, be it twinkling lanterns for the garden or lovely summer hats Cuckoo Corner, Middle Street, Shere, Surrey GU5 9HF Telephone: 01483 229100

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Guildford based company CPL Bathrooms are widely recognised as the South East’s area’s premier independent bathroom retailer. Having garnered a well-deserved reputation for supplying and installing the highest quality bathrooms, the team continues to provide a service that strives to match the quality of the prestigious brands that they stock. CPL’s secret is that they work closely with leading bathroom brands from around the world to ensure the latest, most desirable collections are all available, providing customers with the best value alongside the best designs. Whatever you’re looking for, be it a bathroom suite, shower, fitted furniture, designer radiator, brassware, accessories or even tiling, anything CPL supplies carries their personal seal of approval. The company’s showroom, located just off the A3 in Guildford, features

a variety of displays all from leading bathroom brands that will inspire your design ideas as well as exceeding your expectations. It’s easy for us to tell you that CPL Bathroom showroom is stunning but don’t take our word for it, go and judge for yourself. The team will be delighted to show you around as well as sit down with a coffee to go over your vision of a new bathroom space. CPL’s team of designers aim to provide you with an accurate impression of your finished design, even down to the smallest detail. Because the team know that initial ideas are fluid and often change, they use a Computer Aided Design system to tweak the layouts and product choice so that you’re completely satisfied with the end result. Their designers work with you at, every stage, in order to ensure they’ve fully understood your aspirations and can deliver them within your budget. A bathroom can be far more than a functional space. It can also be a place of unique calm and relaxation in your home. With the help of CPL bathrooms, your ideal bathroom is only a phone call or visit away.

CPL Bathrooms, 35 Woodbridge Hill, Guildford GU2 9AA | 01483 537131 |



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Longacres Garden Centre, London Road, Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5JB | Tel: 08444 938080 | Longacres Garden Centre, London Road, Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5JB | Tel: 08444 938080 |



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If you want to fire up the Barbie in style this summer then the BBQ Shop at the Gas Centre in Old Woking is the only place to go… You haven’t worn a heavy coat outside for weeks, you don’t close your curtains until 8pm and the outdoors feels fresh and alive once again, begging to be made the most of. Yes, the good times that spring and summer bring have arrived and there’s one activity that unites us more than just about any other when the British weather’s in a good mood: The Barbecue! Leaving aside the tired old tropes of rained-off reunions and ‘kiss the cook’, chefs-for-a-day dads, there remains the question of what to do when it’s time to re-evaluate your garden’s cook station. Is it time to retire that carbonised bucket of rust that once called itself a BBQ? Well, obviously. But if you’re after something to take your al-fresco cooking to smoky new heights, a BBQ that brings out the best in your food, one that’s guaranteed to bring pleasure to yourself and your guests over many, many summers to come then we’d like to introduce you to The BBQ Shop at the Gas Centre in Woking. When they’re not heating homes with some of the UK’s most attractive and efficient indoor fires and stoves, the Gas Centre stock an unbelievable range of top name barbecues from brands such as Broil King, Napoleon, Cadac, Beefeater and Big Green Egg. There are models

in a variety of gas and charcoal options for every cook imaginable, from super-portable grills to four-burner ranges to a fully equipped outdoor artisan kitchen, fitted with sinks and fridges. Maybe you’ve got your eye on those BBQs-du-jour, the Big Green Eggs, in particular. In which case the Gas Centre are the local experts to talk to when choosing just what fantastically versatile ceramic green ovoid to put in pride of place in your garden. Made from the finest, highest quality American ceramic material which comes with a Lifelong Guarantee, Green Eggs have even been seen in many Michelin Star Restaurants because of the moistness of the food created and the durability that the build gives the cooks. There are a full range of packages available across this range and others, and it goes without saying that the Gas Centre can supply every kind of BBQ accessory you’d need, from cleaning products, extra grills and griddles to utensils and even tools just for making pizza. And if you can’t see what you’re after in store, you’ll find their vast range in its entirety online and all of the models you see on the site can be delivered to your door. They’ll even build your BBQ for you should you wish it.

145 High Street, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 9JW | 01483 760750 |



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From contemporary everyday tableware to their famous Dartington Pottery, browse an array of beautiful gifts, unique décor and practical cookware. And discover exquisite pieces that can be passed down from generation to generation. Visit Grayshott Pottery online today. Tel: 01428 604404 | Grayshott Pottery, School Rd, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6LR 74

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Grayshott Pottery brings the art of Darlington ceramics to Surrey Grayshott Pottery, based in the heart of the rolling countryside on the Surrey/Hampshire border, has a growing reputation for producing ceramic art; a reputation which has been enhanced over the past decade by the pottery’s acquisition of the hand-crafted Dartington Pottery brand. With homeowners increasingly turning away from big brands to smaller craft companies in order to find something special for their own home – or as gifts for others – Grayshott Pottery’s expanding online shop has been launched at just the right time. Shoppers can now buy unique designs and hand-crafted pieces direct from the pottery, with a range of exclusive pieces available online, as well as stunning painted tableware, sleek contemporary designs and a range of beautiful home accessories. The acquisition of Dartington Pottery, with its international reputation for ceramic artistry, has brought new techniques to the Surrey pottery, and expanded Grayshott’s range to include pieces with incredible colour depth, vibrant hand-painting and fresh design.

For homeowners who love to support UK-based, lovingly hand-crafted ceramics, Grayshott Pottery offers the best of both worlds – talented designers and artists, and the convenience of shopping online from home. The company’s pieces make the perfect wedding, anniversary or birthday gifts, as well as pieces that can be passed down from generation to generation. About Dartington Pottery The individual and unmistakable Dartington style has been around since the early 1930s, when the pottery was first established at Dartington Hall in Devon by Bernard Leach and his son, David. After the Second World War, they were joined by innovative ceramic artists Sam Haile and Marianne de Trey. After Sam’s untimely death in a car accident, Marianne continued her work at Dartington, producing unique and distinctive ceramic art, and establishing an impressive apprenticeship scheme, which resulted in Dartington’s reputation for ceramic arts training. Now, this training is available to all Grayshott Pottery artists, who use it to produce contemporary ceramic art and design, based on longstanding knowledge and skill – the perfect blend of skills and tradition

Grayshott Pottery, School Road, Grayshott, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6LR | Tel: 01428 604 404 |



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Inspiring Gardeners since 1851 Clifton Surrey is a unique and exciting garden centre in green and leafy Surrey, with a stunning contemporary show garden. Well known for its comprehensive range of large trees and shrubs and its extensive range of pots and planters, Clifton Surrey also offers stylish luxury garden furniture and a wide choice of quality BBQs, smokers and pizza ovens.

Clifton Nurseries - Surrey (Previously Gavin Jones The Plantation)

Woburn Hill Addlestone KT15 2QG General Enquiries & Plant Sales 01932 833 866 Design & Landscaping Services 01932 833 844



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Clifton Nurseries Surrey, near Addlestone, isn’t your average garden centre. Instead, Clifton Nurseries Surrey is something far more; a place that celebrates the space where your home, garden and personality merge into one. It’s a gardening emporium where the possibilities for outdoor living become endless. One of the south east’s best selections of tall evergreen trees allows you to make any garden stand out, along with other instant impact plants including shrubs, hedging, trees, topiary, climbers, palms, grasses or perennials, as well as all the tools and equipment you’ll need. To complement this, Clifton Surrey also offers an exciting range of pots and planters, in all shapes, materials and sizes. Among them you’ll find wonderfully evocative urns, vases and planters and other ceramics in stunning designs and textures. Where other garden centres merely offer plants and a few furniture options, Clifton Surrey perfectly complements their flora with some of

the most beautifully imagined garden furniture around, whether for al fresco dining or simply relaxing. These range from simple, rustic multi-seat dining sets to luxurious armchairs, sofas and daybeds. Recognising that a beautiful garden begs to be dined in, Clifton Surrey boasts a staggering range of top brand outdoor cooking appliances and features, from striking steel firepits to full-featured barbecues and super impressive pizza ovens. The nursery regularly hosts outdoor cookery demonstrations to help customers cook up a storm in their own gardens. All of this comes together at Clifton Surrey’s stylish site which includes an immaculate, contemporary show garden designed and built by their talented inhouse team of designers and landscapers. Based on the theme of ‘bringing the indoors outdoors’, this bold garden includes a ‘living room’ and stylish outdoor kitchen and combines clean lines with a pinch of shabby-chic, all of which is softened and brought to life by some creative planting. Clifton Nurseries shows what’s possible for your garden with just a little inspiration, the right advice and a wealth of products to help you realise the perfect outdoor space for you and your family.

Clifton Nurseries Surrey, Woburn Hill, Addlestone, KT15 2QG | Tel: 01932 833 866 |



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Beautiful fused glass gift and interior pieces, handmade at our Cornwall studio. 128 High Street, Ripley, Surrey GU23 6AY and 136 Heath Road, Twickenham TW1 4BN

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Cornish Pilchards Range* when you enter ‘GS10’ at checkout or quote in galleries *Offer runs from June to end of July 2017



Turkish food is renowned for its fresh ingredients, aromatic spices, and tantalising flavours. And at Cappadocia we capture the very essence of traditional Turkish cuisine.





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