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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!

RHS Wisley

@rhswisley The striking #beautyberry ‘Profusion’ is always popular here at Wisley

@rhswisley Beautiful #Hellebores are in bloom here at Wisley, including this cultivar - Helleborus (Rodney Davey Marbled Group) ‘Anna’s Red’

Modern Beads

@modernbeadsby_viktoriadenyer Last month I posted photo of the beginning of my projects. And here is final result. This very beautiful #bracelet and #necklace was designed by me and made with smallest possible Japanese seed beads.

@modernbeads_by_viktoriadenyer Red is one of my favourite colours. Even my wedding was in red and white colours. That’s why when I came across with this stunning pattern I couldn’t not to make it.

Queensbury Coffee

@queensburycoffee Banana nut loaf freshly made this morning! #coffeetime #barkerandstonehouse #food

@queensburycoffee Nowhere does it quite like Queensbury Coffee House

Charlie Kingham

@charlie_kingham This classic 900mm @perrinandrowe shaker double bowl butler sink is accompanied by a matching set of filtered water taps, kettle boiling tap.

@charlie_kingham A classic shaker kitchen and a @perrinandrowe Double butler sink are an unmatched pairing!

A Table Outside

@atableoutside All the colours by @danielpbritten. Gin cured salmon and beetroot.

@atableoutside Sunday morning eggs, bacon, sweet potato and spinach finished off with sriracha


@melisohq Brr.. Is it also cold where you are? For me, nothing beats snuggling up on the sofa under a soft wool blanket after a long busy day. TV on. Cuppa tea, or a glass of wine!

@melisohq I love using linen in the kitchen. I find linen tea towels more absorbent than cotton towels and they dry more quickly.


Gospel Green Cyder Co. Ltd

@gospel_green A rigorous selection process! These beauties had to work hard to make the final cut of the 2016 Vintage of Gospel Green Cyder.

@gospel_green A level of patience is certainly required in making our Cyder! With secondary fermentation well underway for the 2016 Vintage, this is when excitement begins at Gospel Green HQ!

No 97

@numberninetyseven We’re looking to add some new Gins to our menu. Any recommendations for any Gins that you have tried recently?

@numberninetyseven Mmm smoky, smoky goodness! Our hot smoked salmon is perfect for this cold weather - served with moolis, turnip, horseradish, cucumber, and caviar.

@tunsgatequarter Internal feature lighting has been installed on the mall between the High Street entrance and the new central atrium at Queensberry’s

Bluebells Restaurant

@bluebells12 Spring time means only one thing.... New menu First dish to taste is absolutely delicious....great job


@bilobyrebecca Coconut and Lemongrass on a cold frosty day. Energising, zesty and tropical #soywax #coconutwax #beeswax

@bilobyrebecca Busy day packaging up parcels for a ladies lunch in March in aid of Cancer Research UK


Tunsgate Quarter

@tunsgatequarter A programme of events will take place from 15th March throughout the spring and summer to celebrate the opening of shops and restaurants at Queensberry’s.


@bluebells12 For all you veggie lovers out there

@ninajexmagpie Delicate sculptural pieces made from wire and crochet, inspired by wild hedgerows and utterly charming! Liz Cooksey’s work is arriving at Magpie soon.

@ninajexmagpie Something very pretty for your Friday... silver studs with moonstones by contemporary jeweller Hannah Batstone. Lots more similar pieces will be at Magpie’s Spring Exhibition.


@_andhobbs @_andhobbs Having a move around this morning and Days where the store is open but I’m not there re stocking shelves! With the sunshine out are always weird for me! But I’m slowly all I won’t to do is make Home! Nice things learning to ease away! around and freshen up spaces that I spend lots of time within! Heidi bakery

@heidi.bakery Mirror glazing our “Exotique” #entremet #cake ! These little guys have a mini sponge base topped with dark chocolate mousse and passion fruit

@heidi.bakery The countdown to spring has begun and we’re celebrating with some beautiful fresh fruit tartlets



Sunninghill | Ascot | Berkshire



Welcome to worry-free winters Lynwood Village, an award-winning retirement village in Sunninghill, near Ascot, is designed to make life easier for over 65s. LET IT SNOW! If you live at Lynwood Village you can relax all winter long, knowing you’ll be safe and warm with company and support at hand.

STAYING COSY Our beautiful, spacious apartments are extremely well insulated. Low-energy electric heating means you’ll be cosy all winter without running up huge bills.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS ON YOUR DOORSTEP If it’s too cold to go out you can still enjoy Lynwood Village’s many facilities and daily activities, they’re all under one roof and you can access everything without having to venture outside.

WE’D BE DELIGHTED TO SHOW YOU AROUND To arrange a visit and to view available properties, contact us. Call: 01344




Retirement community and Care Centre operated by Ben - Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund. Lynwood Court, Lynwood Village, Rise Road, Ascot, SL5 0FG. A charity registered in England and Wales (no.297877) and Scotland (no.SC039842). A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (no.02163894). Registered with the Homes and Communities Agency (no. LH 3766).


Sunninghill | Ascot | Berkshire



A NEW WAY OF LIVING Lynwood Village is a brand new, exclusive retirement community for the over 65s, set in one of the most desirable locations in Berkshire. Beautiful, spacious one, two, three and four ƒƒ bedroom apartments and two bedroom cottages, all with outside space

Our superb facilities include a swimming ƒƒ

pool, hydrotherapy pool, fitness centre, therapy suite, coffee shop, restaurant, bar, hair salon, spa, village shop, carpet bowls and croquet lawn plus regular activities, trips and excursions

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residents by minimising the challenges of daily living, allowing everyone who lives here to relax and enjoy their later years

To arrange a visit:

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Retirement community and Care Centre operated by Ben – Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund. Lynwood Court, Lynwood Village, Rise Road, Ascot, SL5 0FG. A charity registered in England and Wales (no.297877) and Scotland (no.SC039842). Registered with the Homes and Communities Agency (no. LH 3766).



Remember your loved one with

Saturday 24 th March



Join us for a very special remembrance event

dedicated to loved ones who are no longer with us but are never forgotten.

Stoke Park

Nightingale Road Entrance, Guildford GU1 1ER For more information and to make a dedication in memory of a loved one, please call 01252 729446, visit or pick up a leaflet from one of our shops. Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8BL

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Innovate Guildford SATURDAY 17TH MARCH


nnovate Guildford is back for 2018, bigger and better than ever. Aimed at young people and families, Innovate Guildford promises something to inspire everyone…

cutting-edge facial recognition software and explore their Formula Student car

Innovate Guildford 2018 is a free family festival of science and art brought to you by Guildford Borough Council, taking place on Saturday 17 March. Last year’s festival saw over 7,000 people enjoy exciting exhibits, workshops, talks and performances.

You can learn how to take better photographs both artistically and mechanically with Sharp Shots Photo Club and young Minecraft geniuses can mould their own worlds in the company of other likeminded young imagineers in Minecraft Club.

With some fantastic new additions, Innovate Guildford 2018 will offer something for all ages. Find out about new technologies and what the future may hold and how you could help shape it!

Furthermore, the event will see the launch of the first Guildford Innovation Awards 2018 to celebrate what Guildford does best – innovate! The awards build upon the success of the 2017 Innovate Guildford programme, celebrating inspirational innovation across a spectrum of sectors in the borough and promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (‘STEM’) subjects. They are open to individuals, businesses and social enterprises located in the Guildford Borough, with eight categories open for entries and a ninth, special award for ‘Most outstanding innovation’ whose winner will be drawn from all categories. Apply online.

Innovate Guildford inspires young minds like no other local festival. A programme of fun and interactive activities will include competitions with some fantastic prizes up for grabs and an opening ceremony with the Mayor of Guildford Cllr Nigel Manning. Can you Can you solve the puzzles before the blackout in Escape Room? Meet the brilliant boffins at the University of Surrey and discover the hidden sugars in everyday food, unearth the engineering behind Lego nuclear physics and create your own forensic fingerprint keyring. Bring a cartoon character to life using

You can design, build and test your own air powered K’nex rocket car with the Bloodhound Project, the global engineering adventure that focuses on the Bloodhound SSC, a supersonic car designed to travel faster than the speed of sound.

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YOUR PROMISE YOUR PLANET Our home is being destroyed before our eyes.


Make your promise for the planet this Earth Hour.

#PromiseForThePlanet 8:30PM 24 MARCH

Be part of the world’s biggest switch-off event





his month millions of people will take part in WWF’s Earth Hour, the world’s largest event to protect the planet.

At WWF’s Living Planet Centre in Woking they’ll be marking the day with fun, family-friendly activities and providing lots of inspiration to help you to make a difference. Alongside face painting and crafts, you can discover if you’ve got what it takes to generate enough energy to make a cup of tea and whether you really know your recycling from your waste. Taking place at 8:30pm on Saturday 24 March, Earth Hour will help to raise awareness of how our actions are damaging the planet. We are living beyond our means and we are only beginning to realise the scale of our impact. Climate change is having a negative impact on wildlife, oceans are being suffocated by plastic and the forests and wild places that animals called home are being destroyed. Earth Hour is a chance to take a stand for nature and make your own commitment to helping the planet. We are asking people across the UK to make a Promise for the Planet - a small lifestyle change that can help make a big difference for the environment. From saying no to plastic cutlery and straws to switching to a green energy supplier, together we can turn things around and help to restore nature. These actions might seem fairly small on their own, but millions of people together can make a difference. You can also show your support for Earth Hour by joining millions of people and thousands of landmarks across the world and switch off your lights at 8.30pm. From Buckingham Palace and the London Eye to the Taj Mahal and Sydney Opera House, some of the most recognisable places will be switching off their lights to show they care about the future of our planet.

Venue: Living Planet Centre, Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LL Tel: 01483 426444 | Email:

To find out more about how you can get involved and events taking place near you, go to Make your #PromiseForThePlanet and switch off your lights for the hour at 8:30pm on Saturday 24 March.




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Jewellery, Watches & Coins: 21 March Silver, Antiques & Fine Art: 22 March Clocks & Antique Furniture: 23 March Art On a Postcard At The Other Art Fair: 25 March Asian Art: 12 April Vintage Fashion & Textiles: 12 April Decorative Arts: 26 April Contemporary Art: 26 April




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April 8th

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JO N C LUSHAW Tickets: Saturday June 23rd The Camberley Carnival Colourful parade through town followed by the fete at the London Road Recreation Ground with live music, displays, food stalls and bar. Plus loads more comedy, live music and literature around Camberley for more details please visit -



The fantastic Art on a Postcard event returns this March, taking place at The Other Art Fair held at Victoria House in London. Promising an eclectic range of artworks, bid, win and bag yourself a unique piece of art on a postcard, penned and painted by some world renowned artists. Bid blind and only know of the artist after your successful bid. Your auctioneers for the day will be Surrey’s very own Ewbank’s Auction House so if you can’t get to London, simply visit the Ewbank’s website, browse the work and submit your bid. Easy. For more information visit



One of the UK’s most exciting, and influential British groups, the Stranglers are riding high on the crest of a resurgent wave of popularity. They continue to thrive on the live circuit and their existing large and loyal fan base has swelled in recent years as new converts join the ranks. Catch The Stranglers return to their roots and see them at G Live in Guildford this month. Support comes from Irish rock legends Therapy?

Looking for a laugh? Gag House Comedy at The Stoke takes place on the first Friday of the month at The Stoke Pub in Guildford promising a plethora of brilliant stand-up comedians set to make your belly bounce with laughter. Line up on the night includes; Ola, Abi Roberts, Matt Stellingwerf and Mike Cox.

26th March / G Live, Guildford

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6th April / The Stoke, Guildford

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20th – 29th April / The Lightbox, Woking The Lightbox Literary Festival is back with an extended line-up of events. With thought provoking talks, pop-up book shop and a creative writing course, literary lovers are in for a treat. Highlights include talks from Alastair Sooke, Alison Weir, Tim Weaver and Ami Bouhassane, as well as an Emily Bronte themed Literary Food & Film Night, the return of the Poetry Slam, and a new Creative Writing Course. For more information visit







Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical Cats is purrsented by the Guildford School of Acting and showing at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre this March. Join this fantastical tribe of feline friends as they gather together for an evening of maniacal mayhem that will leave you with lasting memories.

Head for the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre this month to catch the theatrical production of Just an Ordinary Lawyer. Presented by and starring Tayo Aluko, Just an Ordinary Lawyer tells the story of Nigerian Tunji Sowande who quietly overcame multiple barriers and hurdles to go on to become Britain’s first Black judge in 1978.

10th – 17th March / Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

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17th March / Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton – On –Thames

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11th March / Winkworth Arboretum Love to your mother on this, their day of celebration and reverence. In addition to the bouquets of tulips, daffodils and other various flora that may find their way to mother’s embrace, why not take your darling Ma out for the day? Visit the beautiful site of Winkworth Arboretum on the outskirts of Godalming and wander your way through the beautiful gardens as the season of spring begins to bloom and come alive. For more information visit


17th March / Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling is back after a summer narrating smash hit Love Island (ITV2) and now you can see his actual face on his brand new tour as he comes to the Rhoda Mcgaw Theatre in Woking this March. Join Sterling as he explores dinner party etiquette, feminism and the pressures on a generation brought up in a world of instant gratification. How has modern living affected our ability to find long term happiness? Can social media ever reflect real life? And why is the floor lava? For more information visit


16th March / Electric Theatre, Guildford Climate change is massive. Bees aren’t. Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show. Multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world – one bee at a time. A new comedy for children and adults alike. Plant the seed for change, join the Bee Party. Beefore it’s too late.

A SENSORY JOURNEY 18th March / &Hobbs, Shere

Take some time for yourself this March and take part in this Sensory Jourmey Workshop taking place at &Hobbs in Shere. Join Mindfulness expert Ati Balding aka Surrey Hills Wellness for a morning’s meditation. Feel relaxed and rejuvenated as you explore your senses and find calm. For more information visit

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17th March / Grayswood Village Hall, Grayswood Discover a treasure trove of home and vintage delights at this fair found at Grayswood Village Hall this March. From furniture to fabric and from keepsakes to kitsch-made find something for you and for your home this month. For more information visit

20th – 24th March / Haslemere Hall

Join the Haslemere Players for a night of naughty as they present the musical stage adaptation of the hit 1997 film The Full Monty. This charismatic and endearing show follows the lives of six unemployed mill workers, of all ages and stages in life. They are low on cash and job prospects and, having seen their wives’ get excited over a local performance of the infamous Chippendales, decide to present their own musical strip show at a local working men’s club. Book your tickets today for an entertaining night in Haslemere. For more information visit



20th – 24th March / New Victoria Theatre, Woking Visit the New Victoria Theatre in Woking and celebrate one of Britain’s most well-loved entertainers in Cilla - The Musical. This heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope, tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead to her becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time. For more information visit


24th March / Everywhere Taking place at 8:30pm on Saturday 24 March, Earth Hour will help to raise awareness of how our actions are damaging the planet. We are living beyond our means and we are only beginning to realise the scale of our impact. Climate change is having a negative impact on wildlife, oceans are being suffocated by plastic and the forests and wild places that animals called home are being destroyed. Make a pledge to the planet and switch it off this March. For more information visit



21st March / Everyman Cinema, Esher

24th March / &Hobbs, Shere

Classic Spring Theatre return with their latest ode to Oscar Wilde in this production of Lady Windemere’s Fan beamed straight to your seats within the comfortable environs of Everyman Cinema in Esher. Directed by Kathy Burke and starring Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Jennifer Saunders.

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Enjoy some plant power this March, forget the stresses of everyday life and head for &Hobbs in Shere for a creative morning using Botanical Dye. Enjoy creating a masterpiece using plant based dyes as you meet like-minded lovers at this workshop led by local practitioner Amy Marchment.



My Family: Not the Sitcom is a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats. A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Come and be offended on David’s behalf!

Love music? Make your way to the Grayshott Folk Club as Harp & a Monkey make their way down from Lancashire for an evening of first class folk music. A trio of electro folk storytellers, Harp & a Monkey’s most recent album War Stories is part of an ongoing project marking the centenary of the First World War.

22nd March / Rose Theatre, Kingston

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24th March / Grayshott Village Hall

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22nd March / Camberley Theatre


Head for Camberley Theatre this March and relive the magic of the Music Hall. Presented in a modern cabaret format, Now Here’s A Funny Story, is a jaunty romp through the history of the Golden Age of Music Hall. From the supper rooms of the 1840’s to the eventual decline of the Music Hall at the end of The Great War, get a glimpse of entertainment from the Late Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Fancy some fundraising with a difference? Raise some much needed money for Mane Chance Sanctuary as you hurtle around the Scalextric track at the Trinity Centre in Guildford this March. Line up on the 8 lane track and find your need for speed as you race fellow fundraisers around the track to be crowned champion.

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24th March / Trinity Centre / Guildford

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BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson comes to Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre this March to recount tales from his career, as part of his 50th anniversary working for the BBC. John has reported from 140 countries and interviewed around 200 world leaders. He has covered 46 wars on four continents, not to mention the trial and execution of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and of Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania.

Tis the season for Morris Dancing Troupes county and country wide to assemble their sticks and hanky’s for a season of competitive dance / battle. This April, catch the Rampant Roosters as they visit Denbies Wine Estate for a day of dance with performances scheduled for 11am and 12.30pm. For more information visit

24th March / Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

2nd April / Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

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THUNDERBARDS: 4ND 4th April / Epsom Playhouse

Thünderbards are the critically acclaimed sketch duo of Glenn Moore and Matt Stevens who will be bringing their brand of silly business to the Epsom Playhouse this April. With a potent combination of heartfelt absurdity, highconcept silliness and sweat-drenched toil, Thünderbards will stop at nothing to make your day great again. For more information visit

WE ARE THE LIONS, MR MANAGER 25th March / Electric Theatre, Guildford

Witness the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike as We Are The Lions, Mr Manager comes to the Electric Theatre in Guildford. Jayaben Desai was recently amongst the women who have had the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past 70 years as part of the Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power List. She brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile, whilst having the measure of the most brutish and charmless of her managers. For more information visit

BROOKLANDS MINI DAY 25th March / Brooklands Museum

Mad about your Mini? All types of Mini are invited to Brooklands Museum for the annual Mini Day Event in celebration of this mighty machine. From the oldest to the newest, catch some true automotive classics in action on Test Hill. In addition there will be a number of stands selling memorabilia, parts and spares. For more information visit



5th April / The Boileroom, Guildford This April, catch the legendary Shonen Knife perform at The Boileroom in Guildford. Formed in Osaka, Japan in 1981, Shonen Knife are an all girl pop punk rock trio who have toured with Nirvana and The Breeders as well as appearing on MTV’s Beavis and Butthead. Support comes from the local and lively Screech Bats and Sword of Thought. For more information visit

26th March / Farnham Maltings


Singing For The Mind is a fantastic event held at Farnham Maltings for those suffering with dementia. Pop along for an hour of lively yet light hearted singing at this workshop led by Barbara Rayner. Take a whistle stop tour through the songbook as you sing along to standards from jazz, folk and contemporary styles as well as all the show stoppers from the theatre.

G Live in Guildford will host a very special Ministry of Sound night at the venue this April. Celebrating the dance brand’s annual compilation which feature house, big beat and dance tracks, catch sets on the night from Coldabank, Blaise as well as local support from Steve B & Double S.

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6th April / G Live, Guildford

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6th April (and more dates) / Shalford Mill Seek and you shall find! Why not explore Surrey this April and try your hand at Geocaching at Shalford Mill. Using set co-ordinates and clues take part in this 2 mile circular walk by using your phone of GPS devices provided for on the day. Choose from multiple dates available this spring. For more information visit


7th April / G Live, Guildford Legendary soul singer Lisa Stansfield comes to G Live in Guildford this April. Lisa’s contribution to British soul is undeniable with a string of hit singles including All Around The World, All Woman and The Real Thing, and many award-winning albums. Her unmistakable voice has been a constant presence on the dance floor and airwaves ever since 1989. For more information visit

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 11th April / G Live, Guildford

The highly acclaimed and prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Guildford’s G Live week, as part of its world tour showcasing a brand new selection of films from some of the world’s leading adventure film makers. Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports, be transported to the world’s last great wild places and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. For more information visit

GSC BARD WALK DOCUMENTARY FILM & TALK 11th April / Cranleigh Arts Centre, Cranleigh

In the summer of 2017, Guildford Shakespeare Company CoFounder Matt Pinches undertook by foot, an epic 146 mile journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to Shakespeare’s Globe in London – a route once followed by Shakespeare himself. Find out about the trials facing travellers in the Elizabethan period and the rise of the playhouses in this special charity screening of GSC’s Bard Walk film, with introductory talk and Q&A from Matt Pinches.


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7th April / Farnham Maltings

Farnham Maltings’ monthly market returns to for this April to showcase the best independent craftspeople, emerging designers, food producers and traders in the South East. Taking place on the first Saturday every month, browse and buy a treasure trove of exciting items for you and for your home. For more information visit

FARNHAM CLASSIC & VINTAGE CAR SHOW 8th April / Central Car Park, Farnham

This April, help raise money for Phyliss Tuckwell Hospice and make your way to Farnham for this Classic and Vintage Car show. Catch a glimpse of some awesome automobiles, motor cycles and ex-army vehicles. For more information visit



14th April / New Victoria Theatre, Woking Join comedy genius Ed Byrne in Woking this April as he stops by at the New Victoria Theatre on his latest tour, ‘Spoiler Alert’. In his new show Byrne wonders whether we have a good cause to complain about the state of the world or whether we’ve simply become whiny little brats? In short are we spoiled? Find out for yourself this week. Go on, spoil yourself. For more information visit


Every Second Sunday of The Month / The Botanist, Farnham Love botany? Love booze? Love Bingo? Combine all three and head to The Botanist in Farnham for a night of musical bingo! Taking place on the second Sunday every month, enjoy a range of mind bending innovative cocktails and take part in the glamorous competition of musical bingo. Live music takes the place of the numbers as competitors do battle to be named the winner. For more information visit









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Renowned comedian Bill Bailey brings his new tour ‘Larks in Transit’ to Surrey this May. With his trademark musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and laser-sharp intelligence, he tackles politics, philosophy, the pursuit of happiness, death metal, ringtones and recalls hilarious tales from his 20 years as a touring comic…

Hi Bill. So what kind of ‘larks’ are we talking about on this tour – the adolescent, rock ‘n’ roll sort or the kind that involve bird hives? Haha, yes, I think a bit of all of them really. This is ‘larks’ as in the Dickensian context of ‘What larks, Pip!’ from Great Expectations. The tone of it is really stories of travel, doing comedy and making films all around the world. And it’s something that I hadn’t really visited much before in my comedy. In fact, it was only really the last tour where I’d told a story about a family holiday, and it was a bit of a lightbulb moment in some ways, because I thought that there were probably a lot of these tales that I could tell that could connect with an audience. I’m naturally quite a private person, a little bit shy and retiring, but I thought there was something there. And there’s a very ancient human compunction to tell stories, we all do it, so I just thought I’d love to do a show like this and punctuate it with music and some topicality.

What have you learnt about travel after 20 years on the road? I think you become a ‘better’ traveller, certainly. When you’ve experienced countries around the world where things don’t exactly run with great efficiency, you do appreciate it when things go well, because you realise that it doesn’t take much for things to grind to a halt (laughs.) And you become a bit more patient, you accept that some things are beyond your control and not to get too wound up by it. Maybe that’s not a bad way to be generally.

Do you have a favourite souvenir from your adventures? Well I do collect instruments. In China, I got a ‘Sanxian’? I can never pronounce it right. It looks like a strange, strippeddown banjo (laughs.) It’s homemade and has three strings and I saw a bloke playing it in a little band. I went up to him and through a translator said I really liked it, what was it? I don’t think he

understood me because he said, “Come to my house tomorrow night and I’ll sell you one.” And so I went and bought it off him and it’s just fantastic. It just has this other-worldly sound but it’s a bit fragile to take on tour, unfortunately.

What have been your experiences of comedy scenes abroad? There’s a burgeoning comedy industry in Asia that’s very new and raw compared to ours. It’s very difficult to find ways of expression there because in some countries independent and critical voices of the government are discouraged. You have to have a bit of courage to stick your neck out. It does make you appreciate our freedom of speech, the robust nature of the press and how we’re able to get up on stage and say whatever we want. We’re kind of a bastion of free speech.

Music has always been integral to your act, but have your tastes always been so broad and does new music still excite you? I think so. As a teenager, mine was the punk era, so I listened to the Buzzcocks, the Stranglers, Sex Pistols and Siouxsie and all that – but at the same time I wanted to listen to something completely different, out of my sphere such as music from New York like New Wave; the Talking Heads and the like, which seemed more sophisticated. And one of the great advantages of technology these days is that you can browse around and listen to all manner of bands and new sounds, which I love to do.

Given the dark comedy surrounding Brexit and Trump and this post-truth era we’re living through, do you have to resist wading into the scrum or are you happy to be on the fringes of political comedy? It’s hard. I mean, take Donald Trump: He’s almost beyond satire. One of the tools of satire is that you exaggerate

someone’s traits to ludicrous degrees. Well he’s already done that, and he continues to do that. It’s a difficult one to approach, because he’s someone who’s been written about constantly and picked over in the papers, TV and social media. So the challenge is finding your own angle, and my approach is using music. With Brexit, yes, it’s something that dominates the news cycle but it’s also something that I can talk about personally. Because it goes beyond just the referendum and the leaving Europe, it’s about ‘Britishness’. And that’s a theme that I’ve talked about many times in shows before - our strangeness, our unpredictability, our placidness in some ways and our uniqueness in many ways – things that are bound together and are why I love Britain and the people here. I’m very patriotic, so it’s a theme I’ve used before, so I can pick it up very quickly and apply it to this current situation.

You’ve performed at Wembley, made films and travelled the world. What great ambitions do you still hope to realise? I think you have to just keep going. Inspiration will come along, but there’s no point in trying to second guess what you’re going to do. There’s certainly things I’d love to do, certain milestones: I’d like to write a work; an ambitious musical, play or film. But time is pressing, and you can’t just hang around waiting for inspiration. You can’t just expect things to keep happening, you have to constantly keep the momentum going.

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Easter is upon us! What better way to spend the days than embarking on egg hunt escapades and adventures. Find yourself a flurry of fabulous family events to keep yourselves entertained.

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

The Watts Easter Trail

24th March - 15th April RHS Gardens, Wisley

30th March – 15th April Watts Gallery Artists’ Village, Compton

The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt returns to the beautiful surroundings of RHS Gardens Wisely this spring. Set off on a trail around the gardens in search for the elusive golden bunnies! In addition, enjoy a range of activities and workshops taking place at the gardens throughout the holidays.

Celebrate the season with this super Easter Trail found at Watts Gallery Artists’ Village. Search for fruits and flowers scattered around the village and return your completed trail to receive a chocolate egg! Hooray!

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Bunny Hop 5K & 10K Fun Run

Spring Prints & Bunny Bookmarks

Race around Denbies Wine Estate like an Easter bunny rabbit and compete in the bunny hop 5k & 10 K family race this March. Enjoy beautiful scenery and pick up an Easter treat or two along the way.

Get crafty and creative in Compton this Easter Holiday and visit Watts Gallery Artists’ Village for a day in the studio. Create spring themed prints using print presses and make bunny bookmarks.

25th March Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

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Clay Chicks & Rabbits

Enjoy the perfect Easter family day out this March and pay Painshill Park in Cobham a visit. Discover this beautiful landscape in all its glory whilst searching for and seeking out some delicious chocolatey treats,

Spend the day sculpting at this super fun Clay Chicks & Rabbits workshop found at Watts Gallery in Compton. Use clay to create some Easter themed creatures this April.

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30th – 31st March Painshill Park, Cobham

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

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Easter Panto: The Wizard of Oz

30th March – 2nd April Winkworth Arboretum

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We love Winkworth Arboretum! A truly beautiful garden found on the outskirts of Godalming, why not take up the Cadbury Egg Hunt challenge this Easter? Follow the clues and complete your trail to be rewarded with a chocolate treat.

“She’s behind you!” That’s right folks, this April Camberley Theatre present their Easter Pantomime, The Wizard of Oz. Follow Dorothy and the gang as she seeks the Emerald City via the Yellow Brick Road.

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Easter Sunday & Monday

1st & 2nd April Rural Life Centre, Tilford

The Rural Life Centre host a fabulous weekend of Easter activities this April. Join the trail and embark on an egg hunt, take part in the Eatser Bonnet parade or simply soak in the atmosphere and enjoy a fantastic family day out.

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Vineyard Train Chocolate Trail 2nd April Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

All aboard the chocolate train! Visit Denbies Wine Estate near Dorking to enjoy a unique trip around the estate via the vineyard train. Adults can sit back with a glass of something sparkling whilst the kids can enjoy a hide and seek chocolate treat.

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There’s more to the Easter Holidays than just egg based puns and hunts for the Easter Bunny. Check out our diary of what’s on and where to go for the holidays.

Junior Tennis Holiday Camp | 26th March – 13th April

Comedy Club 4 Kids | 31st March G Live, Guildford

Swing and serve your way to an exciting Easter at Woking Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club by signing up for the Junior Tennis Holiday Camp. Take part in expert coaching sessions to improve your technique and compete with fellow campers in tournament style games and activities.

Whether you’re 6 or 600 hundred years old, the Comedy Club 4 Kids at G Live in Guildford promises a hilarious afternoon for all. Enjoy some of the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!

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George’s Marvellous Medicine | 28th March – 7th April Rose Theatre, Kingston

The Roald Dahl classic George’s Marvellous Medicine comes to Rose Theatre in Kingston this April promising a magical journey bursting with imagination. George’s grandmother isn’t great. In fact she’s pretty ghastly. Will he cure her of her ailing attitude? Find out this month at the Rose Theatre.

Mad Hatters Workshop & Tea Party 29th – 31st March

Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton-On-Thames Calling all Mad Hatters, March Hares and other creative kids and adults. Join in the fun at the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton this Easter and design and make your very own mad hat to bring with you to Mad Hatters Tea Party (31st March).

Spring Trail | 30th March – 15th April Devil’s Punchbowl, Hindhead Discover the great outdoors this April and head for Hindhead and The Devil’s Punchbowl. Pick up a trail pack and set off for an afternoon’s adventure with the family.

Have a Go Archery | 1st – 2nd April Hatchlands Park Think you’re the next Robin Hood? Have a Go Archery is fun and safe environment for children to learn the basics of archery all within the beautiful grounds of Hatchlands Park.

Wild Easter Camp | 3rd – 5th & 10th – 12th April Painshill Park, Cobham Have a really wild time this spring at the Wild Easter Camp held at painshill Park in Cobham. A forest school style week of activities that include Bush Craft activities, making the best dens ever as well as a good old Easter egg hunt thrown in for good measure.

Surrey Storm Junior Holiday Camp | 3rd – 11th April Surrey Sports Park, Guildford Love netball? Throughout the Easter Holidays Surrey Storm Netball team will be holding a variety of training camps and workshops designed to help you get the best out of your game. Choose from a variety of camps aimed at different age groups taking place over the holidays.


Biscuit Decorating | 4th April Farnham Maltings

Creative Writing Workshop | 7th April Farnham Museum

Who loves biscuits? Check out this brilliant Biscuit Decorating workshop held at Farnham Maltings this April. Pop along to decorate biscuits in the most imaginative way possible using fondant, icing, colours and cutters and take home a box of biscuits for your adoring family.

Love stories? Love words? Take part in this cool Creative Writing workshop held at Farnham Museum this April. Led by author Ally Sherrick, author of Black Magic and winner of the Young Quills award, use real objects found within the museum to create your own stories.

Creative Workshops | 4th – 13th April The Lightbox, Woking

The Young Company presents: From Morning to Midnight | 8th April Farnham Maltings

An activity-packed Easter Holiday is on the cards at The Lightbox with a variety of workshops for all ages. Drop-in and pre-bookable sessions are available to get creative and crafty and keep the children entertained throughout the season. Think Paper Tulips, Bottle Cap Frogs, Origami Triangle Boxes, Cupcake Case Toadstools and more.

Surrey Scorchers Basketball Camp 5th – 6th & 12th – 13th April Surrey Sports Park, Guildford Shoot hoops and improve your overall game at these awesome Surrey Scorcher Basketball Camps aimed at 8 – 12 years old boys and girls. Currently riding high in the BBL, learn from members of the Surrey Scorchers playing team at their home of Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.

Wild Explorers | 5th April Pucks Oak Barn, Compton For forest school inspired adventures look no further than this awesome activity day with Surrey wildlife Trust held in Compton. Take part in den building, camp fire cooking, fire-lighting, crafts and much more.

Man in the Moon presents: Jungle Book | 5th – 7th April Electric Theatre, Guildford

Presented and performed by Farnham Maltings’ very own Young Company, From Morning to Midnight by George Kaiser tells the eccentric and darkly comic story of a bank clerk as he embarks on rollercoaster odyssey in Florence.

The Amazing Bubbleman | 12th April G Live, Guildford Ah bubbles. In all their spherical, colourful glory, what’s not to love about bubbles? Catch the Amazing Bubbleman this April at G Live in Guildford as he brings his blend of art, magic, science and bubbles to the stage. An Edinburgh Fringe Favourite, he has previously sold out at the festival for 10 years in a row!

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs | 12th April Camberley Theatre So you think you know your Pterodactyl from your Diplodocus? Enjoy this jamboree of Jurassic information at Camberley Theatre this April as dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod comes to town to reveal all about some of the deadliest predators to roam the planet.

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Rudyard Kipling’s classic Jungle Book is brought to life in this fantastic stage adaptation by Man in the Moon Theatre. Performed by a talented cast of 5 – 18 year olds, follow Mowgli and his animal friends into the jungle for a thrilling adventure.

Expend some energy this Easter and head for Guildford Spectrum leisure centre. From Ten Pin Bowling to swimming and from ice skating to rock climbing, enjoy a super fun day out with the family. Choose from bundle packages to get the most out of your day and save some pennies.




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CRANLEIGH PREP SCHOOL Confidence and self-belief are vital for the development of the entire child in the 21st Century. Confidence allows a child to believe that they can achieve and self-esteem provides the strategies to overcome challenges that they will face throughout their lives. Schools and parents play a significant role in the development and preservation of a child’s confidence and self-worth. Parents need to allow their children to make mistakes, and promote the desire to try again even if success is not guaranteed. Schools need to be mindful of the wide range of pressures on pupils, both in the real and virtual world, due to the explosion of social media platforms. At Cranleigh Prep we aim to equip all our pupils with knowledge and skills that will enable the development of their emotional and mental wellbeing. They experience Learning for Life

through a spiral approach PSHE Curriculum, with three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and the Living in the Wider World. Some of the essential skills and attributes established include resilience, Growth Mind-set, empathy, anxiety (including what is normal and how to cope), mindfulness, being a good citizen and the power of collaboration. The world has changed significantly and it is easy, for us as parents, to feel out of our depth, hence we are introducing a seminar programme with a particular focus on developing positive mental health and wellbeing. This term Teresa Day, Director for Schools and Families at ‘The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust’, is talking to parents about anxiety and ways to support their children. Next term Digital Sisters will review the

digital world with staff and parents, in addition to the children experiencing interactive workshops. Further seminars are currently being structured for the following academic year. Since I entered the teaching profession over 19 years ago the pressures on young people have changed drastically. The latest statistics by Young Minds show the increasing severity of mental health problems across all school ages. We need to be proactive in allowing pupils to develop self-confidence and selfesteem to ensure long term emotional and mental wellbeing.

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PENNYPOT DAY NURSERY Spring is a time of wonder for children. The weather becomes milder and the days longer, allowing for more opportunities for outdoor play. Flowers emerge from the ground and colour brightens up the days. It is also the season of new life and Easter celebrations.

All-weather, all-year round play is something that we promote at Pennypot Day Nursery in Chobham. It has long been established that engaging in outdoor activities can help to improve concentration, promote wellbeing as well as allowing little ones to burn off their excess energy. As well as developing skills, being outdoors is fun and at Pennypot we are firm believers in learning through play. Children have daily, direct access to the fully resourced garden area where there are seasonal activities for them to enjoy. At nursery we maximise the opportunities that the season of new

life has to offer. We plant vegetables and plants, teaching children about lifecycles, growth and nature. This extends to the kitchen where we sample our harvest later in the year, learning more about nutrition and healthy eating. We hope to inspire a generation of little ones to love and respect the natural world as well as develop a curiosity for healthy, nutritious food. We aim to give children early experiences of the natural world to build familiarity and curiosity. There is evidence that instilling a love of nature from a young age has a lasting impact into adulthood. Children who

have had greater interaction with the natural world develop an enhanced appreciation and respect for the environment. How does your garden grow at home?

Below are some great ideas for springtime activities. • Catch and draw insects • Collect leaves • Create a composter • Make a daisy chain • Make a bird feeder • Create a garden scrapbook

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ACM - ACADEMY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Creativity without limits! As an ACM student you will experience the creative industries first-hand whilst developing your skills in an immersive and personalised learning environment. Diploma and degree courses for artists; producers; technicians; songwriters; music business creatives and much more… Connected to the creative industries: Preparing you for the industry, from day one, your journey with ACM is not just about learning a new skill, it’s about preparing you for a long-lasting and sustainable career in the creative industries - the fastest growing sector in the UK right now. ACM is deeply embedded in the creative industries through its unique partnership with Metropolis Studios - Europe’s largest recording facility. Students from all campuses are able to attend networking events, book exclusive studio time, attend specialist masterclasses and undertake work placements through the Academy’s dedicated Industry Link department. This year, its partnership has deepened through the brand-new, joint ACM and Metropolis record label - Metropolis Blue. Through this, students will get a real-world opportunity to experience the complete journey of creating and releasing music professionally, with

the support of professional musicians, producers, engineers, and business professionals along the way. “Metropolis is renowned for sonic excellence, customer service and placing the artist at the centre of everything. We don’t represent what the industry does, we are what the industry is doing, here and now, and I see it as a privilege to share this with the emerging talent that are the ACM students, from day 1.” Richard Connell, CEO of Metropolis Metropolis Blue will embody ACM’s microcosm of the creative industries and bring together its Guildford, London and Birmingham campuses with Metropolis to pave the way for the future of the music industry. Career Ready – Learning-by-doing ACM’s state-of-the-art facilities, world-renowned tutors, innovative assessments and exclusive industry connections give its students the space to develop essential skills and creative growth. ACM prides itself on offering an immersive and unparalleled learning experience which centres on the student through its learning-by-doing approach. “ACM is so well connected as an education provider. The Industry Link department really help bridge the gap from education to industry creating many fantastic opportunities

for its students. My time at ACM was invaluable and helped open doors to get my first opportunity working within the music industry.” Rachel Holmberg Editor, BBC Music Introducing Spotlight on Guildford ACM has 65,000 square foot of teaching space across five buildings in Guildford town centre. This includes the historic Electric Theatre, studios in The Billings and its main teaching space in the Rodboro Building. In 2018, ACM unveiled a brand-new state-of-the-art recording facility, designed by the best technical minds of both ACM and Metropolis. This new studio mirrors the industry standard expected at the award winning Metropolis Studios. “The new studio and facility here at ACM - it’s a great space, great gear, great microphones, great desk - very similar to what we have at Metropolis and it’s going to be a fantastic new studio for the students to use.” Liam Nolan – Grammy Award-Winning Metropolis Engineer If you would like to register your interest, book on an Open Day or enrol to study, please visit or call our admissions team on 01483 500 841



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GUILDFORD COLLEGE Upskill, develop and motivate your workforce with an Apprenticeship from thelargest college provider in Surrey. As part of the Guildford College Group, Guildford College and Merrist Wood College offer a wide range of different subject areas from Intermediate to Advanced level Apprenticeships. Each student will have had their own journey on the path to higher education, but one thing remains a common factor in all their stories – the cost of tuition fees they will need to pay for, whether this be by their own private means or by way of a loan. It is these fees that are beginning to make young people, regardless of academic ability reconsider whether or not gaining a degree via the traditional route is the best way for them to succeed in their future career. The good news is that there is a creditable alternative route into their chosen career – an apprenticeship. The concept of learning on the job is not a new one and apprenticeships today are a far cry from the days of old. Gone are the days of the apprentice making tea or photocopying your reports. Modern apprentices are the future and are making an impact right across the country. You might think apprentices are only for the young entering into the trades and that your business does not need one. You’d be wrong – there is now an apprenticeship for almost every job out there and candidates can come from any age of the working spectrum. Furthermore, an apprentice can now study up to, and including, degree level. So whatever your business sector, an apprentice might well be the answer to your growth. The delivery of apprenticeships has also changed. No longer do they have to follow a rigid structure starting in September with completion in a few years. They have been adapted to suit businesses as cycles require. Yes, some apprentices will start in September but a large proportion of them can start when an employer wants them to and at a location that suits them, often in the workplace where an assessor will come once every few weeks for a few hours.

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Arboriculture: Forest Worker, Forest Ranger, Base Level Tree Surgeon.

Equine: Assistant Groom, Assistant Stud Groom/ Hand, Trek Assistant, Jockey

Horticulture & Landscaping: Gardener, Landscaper, Nursery Worker.

Sports Turf: Greenkeeper, Groundsperson.

Wildlife and Conservation: Estate Worker, Countryside Ranger, Wildlife and Conservation Officer.

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Building Services and Construction Trades: Plumber, Electrician, Site Carpenter, Bench Joiner.

Business Administration: Admin Support Officer, Receptionist.

Childcare: Nursery Worker, Teaching/Early Years Assistant, Play worker.

Customer Service: Customer Service Assistant/ Co-ordinator, Customer Relations Manager.

Engineering: Civil Engineering Technician, Project Management.

Hairdressing: Junior Stylist, Stylist, Hairdresser.

Marketing: Events Management, Junior Marketing Executive, Market Researcher.

Teaching and Learning: Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Learning Support Assistant.

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Foodie NEWS and EVENTS Grape and Grain Tour in the Surrey Hills SATURDAY 10TH MARCH SATURDAY 21ST APRIL From Guildford Experience the gastronomic delights of the South of England on one of a premium food and drink day tour. Enjoy English Sparkling Wine, proper British beers and craft gins with guided tours and tastings at local boutique wineries, breweries and distilleries. You’ll stop for lunch at a gastropub and take in scenic countryside views for a feast for all the senses! All transport is provided with a luxury minicoach, leaving you to relax and enjoy a great day out with friends and family The tour at 9.45am departs Guildford station, returning to the station at 5pm. All-inclusive tickets are £99 and are available to purchase on our website

George Egg: DIY Chef THURSDAY 15TH MARCH 8pm / Cranleigh Arts Centre Tickets: £13.20, £11 Students Following a total sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017, comedian George Egg returns as the DIY Chef, mashing together cooking, power tools and other household equipment and huge laughs to inspire and instruct the audience to think divergently and act resourcefully. In George Egg: DIY Chef, a health scare sees George banished from the family kitchen, but relocated to the garden shed his imagination and resourcefulness lead him to build an improvised kitchen there instead. During an inspiring and inventive evening of stand-up, live cooking and comedy lecture, George prepares a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner using, amongst other things, a wallpaper stripper, a heat gun, a paper shredder and a whole host of other power tools, office equipment, hair-dressing appliances and gardening implements. And perhaps the best part: the audience gets to eat the food at the end!

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The Surrey Food Festival SATURDAY 21ST APRIL Old Deer Park, Richmond-Upon-Thames Tickets available soon The first great food showcase of the year, the Surrey Food Festival offers an extravagant foodie sensual assault. Local businesses will be showcasing an exquisite range of different food & drink, traders will be demonstrating and selling their products in the Marketplace and there’s even a Kids Zone to keep your little ones entertained while you indulge. Local charities also benefit from the proceeds.

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Saturday 11th March | 9am to 1pm | Village Green

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Enjoy five tasting glasses of selected wines, accompanied by delicious cheeses, with expert insight from no better authority than Ripley’s boutique wine temple, Cellar Wines. They’ll present five stand out wines, all matched with artisanal cheeses. You’ll learn about the intricacies about matching cheese to wine from Cellar Wine’s sommelier, and find out what makes these wines and their producers so special.

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Kokova Chocolate Fair at Denbies SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 10am-4pm Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking. Free Entry Chocolate lovers – this is the ideal event to indulge your passion and discover the world of premium chocolates. Showcasing a selection of award-winning chocolates, handcrafted by skilled chocolatiers, Denbies will be offering a collection of chocolate-related stalls, selling and showcasing handmade chocolates, truffles, fudge, marshmallow and more. Enjoy browsing, sampling and buying the finest chocolates from across the UK.

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ringing local food producers closer to you, Guildford’s and Woking’s upcoming Food Assemblies promise a new way to enjoy Surrey’s bounty….

One of the many rewards of Britain’s food revolution over the last couple of decades has been the resurgent popularity of farmers markets and an appreciation for locally produced food and drink. It’s a movement that has inspired more ethical shopping and eating across the country as well as helping communities, local economies and producers. And now an innovative new enterprise born in France has arrived in Britain promising a better deal for everyone: one where communities get to know each other, farmers get a fairer price for their work, and customers get locally sourced, unique produce directly from local farmers and food producers. The Food Assembly’s vision is to create a better way to eat, where everyone has the pleasure of local food and is connected to the people that make it. This also supports the ecological and economic transition to a better sustainable future and to support the growth of meaningful, fairly-paid jobs in the food and agriculture sector. Selling through The Food Assembly, farmers and producers get over 80% for every product sold, compared to the 15%-25% offered by most supermarkets. All the food is produced within 150 miles from where you live, and producers set their own price which means that they are paid fairly for their work. So how does it actually work for customers? Well, it couldn’t be simpler. You simply visit your local Food Assembly online and order from a wide range of local products from fruit, vegetables, bread, cheese, meat, beer and much more. Every week your Assembly takes place in a local venue. Just collect your order from here, and in the process, meet both the people behind your food and your meet like-minded foodies. Given the galaxy of wonderful food produced in and around Surrey, a Food Assembly is an ideal fit for the county.

Fortunately, two Assemblies are due to launch in Guildford and Woking in the coming weeks. Jane Crisp-Daly from Jacob’s Well is the woman behind both, a passionate foodie who was inspired by the Food Assembly concept to bring it to Surrey. “I come from a food background,” says Jane “My family came to Guildford in 1972 and ran food-led pubs (my Dad was a chef and trained me) until 1989, and I ran a Crisp-Daly Caterers and a food distribution company until 2014. “I saw the Food Assembly as a way to become involved with food again without having to be in a kitchen! I started my journey with the FA in June last year. My thinking was that launching one couldn’t be more stressful than launching two, in Guildford and Woking; they are only a few miles apart but would have different customers, and they are on consecutive nights.” It has been an evolving project, says Jane, who has spent the last several months scouring the county for the best artisanal producers to get onboard with her Assemblies. So far she’s pulled together such talented local tastemakers as Chimney Fire Coffee of Dorking, Sweet Passion Cakes of West Byfleet, Reigate’s Chalk Hills Bakery, Godalming Fish, Beau & Joe Brownies, meat from Rose Cottage Smallholding of Ash and fruit and veg from Greener Greens of Reigate, and many more. The Guildford Food Assembly will run out of the Electric Theatre while the Woking Assembly will be found at The Lightbox Gallery. The Food Assembly has a lively community on social media so following on Facebook and Twitter for further news and announcements is highly recommended. The Food Assemblies launch on Wednesday 14th March for Electric Theatre, Guildford and Thursday 15th March for the Lightbox, Woking. Visit to register and take the first step on a journey that could revolutionise the way you shop for food!







Words Rich Lee

Donning the food-spattered robes of a culinary Moses, journalist, author, radio host and Guardian restaurant critic Jay Rayner promises to lead us to the edible promised land when he brings his Ten (Food) Commandments to Woking’s Rhoda McGaw Theatre on 15th March. During this hilarious audio-visual sermon, Jay will explain why thou shalt always eat with thy hands, why thou should most definitely worship leftovers, and why thou must celebrate the stinkiest of foods…

Hi Jay. To talk about your show is to talk about the book, The Ten (Food) Commandments, which you wrote in conjunction with the live show of the same name. Yes, so unlike when I wrote My Dining Hell (2015) and after I went hmm, I wonder how I could turn this into a show? This time I was clear from the beginning that the two things would sit side by side. The book itself is ten quite in-depth essays on subjects chosen because there was somewhere to go with them. Apart from number six which is purely a rant about dining companions. When I was coming up with each of these commandments, what I needed was a real depth to each. So, for example, when I came up with the first one, ‘Thou Shalt Eat With Thy Hands’, I’d started doing a literary review on cutlery and the history thereof. I read studies into how you respond to your food when you’re not using cutlery, and suddenly the whole landscape of it opened up. And so each topic needed that sort of depth to it otherwise they’d be a bunch of knob gags with a few recipes. Which I’m not beyond! As you mention, the original Jewish commandments extend to 613. What other Food Commandments would you prescribe? You’ve actually got to see them (the original rabbinic laws). They were a code of law which attempted to keep together a cultural group while they were a diaspora. So once the Jews had been chucked out of what is now Israel after the fall of the second temple in 70AD, how do you maintain a cultural identity, and that’s what those laws were about. You didn’t even have to believe in God for much of those 613 laws; there was a whole atheistic thing going on which is quite interesting. But yes, I’m quite well known for hating food not being served on plates. I’m willing to accept that that might just be my modern prejudice, but I could make a few arguments about plates being

shit for food but I’m not sure I could extend that into a big moral argument. I’d probably also take a crack at service too. ‘Thou Shalt Not Ask Me “How is Everything?”’ It drives me nuts. And if there were one Food Commandment to rule them all? It’s definitely number six: “Thou Shalt Choose your Dining Companion Bloody Carefully.” Because the food can be shit or the service could be shit but if the company’s rubbish then all is well and truly lost! Scattered throughout The Ten (Food) Commandments are your own recipes, or ones inspired by others’. Is this perhaps a dress rehearsal for a full-blown Jay Rayner cookbook? I’m working on a new book about my pursuit of My Last Meal on Earth and what it would be, and that will also contain recipes. But I’m not writing those kinds of glossy cookbooks that pile up on our kitchen shelves and, through their photography, are an overt invitation to fail. The recipes emerge from the text. I make you hungry and ask what would you like to eat at this moment? So, if somebody finds a couple in there that they’d actually like to give a try, then that’s actually what I’m going for. You take pains to demystify the business of restaurant reviews, but are you surprised that some people still assume there’s more to reviewing restaurants than simply eating a meal? The main mistake that most people make is that they’ll say: “I’d love your job, eating all that lovely food.” But what I always say is that that is not my job. My job is writing, first and foremost. People read me for how I respond to that experience. Or perhaps the knob gags. But it’s not like I go out with some briefcase of doom with test tubes and a spectrometer, it’s nothing like that. Really, all I’m doing is working out my opening line. Because once you’ve got that, the rest is just typing.

You admonish us to ‘Celebrate the Stinky’, but after your graphic depictions of eating the Swedish delicacy of fermented herring, Surströmming, considered the foulest smelling foodstuff in the world, what other challenging foods are there left for you to try? I haven’t tried [notoriously pongy] durian fruit yet, although I know full well that durian is a much gentler experience than eating Surströmming which is very full on. As I show on video during the show, I went up to my local park because I wasn’t going to open the can in my back garden. And yes, the experience was very full on. But I’m sure there are other things to explore. I might open my fridge and go ‘Christ’s sake, what died in there?’ My wife will plead to throw it out and I’ll say “No wait, it hasn’t quite developed a personality yet…” You’re fast becoming an established live musician since you began playing piano with your jazz quartet six years ago. Did you expect that project to run for so long? I didn’t know where it was going to go, but I just kept pursuing it and it doesn’t appear to be stopping. We’ve played Ronnie Scott’s three times, we released our first album last year and this year we’ll be playing the Cheltenham Jazz festival and the Gateshead International. All of those sorts of things took me by surprise but, above all, I’m loving learning more about the piano. It does rather encourage you when you’ve got gigs. I can’t see any reason to stop, because it’s so much fun! Any plans to scale it up, perhaps a big band or jazz orchestra? I do have a desire to play with a big band and I haven’t been subtle about that with various people. I keep dropping hints. But it’s not out of the ambition to show off, it’s just God, what fun. And I enjoy the company of other musicians far more than the whole food lot (laughs.)

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WHERE TO EAT: NO.97, SURBITON By Rich Lee A friendly neighbourhood gin bar and restaurant in sleepy Surbiton, No 97 both soothes and dazzles with its easy ambience and stunning food... It takes a special kind of idiot to visit a gin bar while in the white-knuckled grip of Dry January. Better, on reflection, to make that grip an open palm slap to the face of the monster who invented such ascetic punishment during the most miserable month of the year. Happily, though, No 97, found along Surbiton’s foodie mile, Maple Road, appeared to be an uplifting place to spend a long and languid lunch, regardless of whether you indulge in their mindboggling collection of over 100 varieties of the crystal spirit. Yes, gin is definitely the thing at this neighbourhood bar, restaurant and café, but a casual peek at Instagram prior showed some very enticing dishes: perky colours, chunky ingredients, rubbly textures and scattershot presentations that are, of course, rarely anything but. Ever a sucker for a pretty plate, and restaurants that exude a bold indie spirit, we lurched hungrily in the direction of Surbiton and No 97. A dream of local couple Sam and Alex Berry, they opened the place last year with the kind of attention to detail and singular vision you’d ascribe to restaurant moguls, not Mom & Pop. Yet this might just be how empires begin (they’re already hatching their second, ‘114’ in Teddington.) It’s a relatively small but superbly crafted space of hard angles and soft edges, sweeping petrol blue banquette seating, coppertone tables and lamps, and a central bar (which serves as a chef’s table during special tastings) fronting a shiny open kitchen like the prow of a ship. There’s more than a whiff of Parisian bistro about No 97, and it’s not entirely affected nor disguised beneath its contemporary city sheen. This is evidently a place for a gallic-paced breakfast, a breezy lunch or intimate

dinner; a drop-in shop for lovely food and lovelier gin, and catch-ups with the warm and gregarious team who make it feel like home. Explore further, though, and you’ll find a subterranean speakeasy and a glass-encased dining room out back for a little semi-alfresco dining. Upstairs in the main dining room, we took our table and were immediately offered a drinks list groaning with those multitudinous gins and other artisan spirits and boozy quenchers. My fad-enforced sobriety flapping in a gale of temptation, our sage server, Kim, glimpsed which way my wind was blowing and brought me a virgin cocktail that was as crisp, clean and complex as any good gin-soaked concoction. The weekday lunch menu is sparse yet very reasonably priced, offering two courses for £15 or three for £20 and around nine dishes and extra sides. We began with bread cooked fresh on site and homemade treacle and horseradish butters; always a good sign when a kitchen is in control of even the humblest details. To start, and a special of octopus: a fat, springy arm given a gentle blistering in the pan for a lovely rusty crust and nutty shingle from toasted quinoa, over squidgy haricot beans spiked with chorizo and a gentle wasabi foam. But this was almost upstaged by a plate of purest rustic pleasure. A puck of herby chicken and sweet-salty ham hock, strewn with petals of burnt onion, streaks of tarragon cream, a hint of blue cheese and two quenelles, one with the fresh mustard punch of celeriac, the other with earthy mushrooms. All my favourite things on one plate, in other words, and enough to banish any January blues, no gin required. Mains only raised the bar further. We’re talking pork, belly and fillet, both succulent and buttery and crowned with crispy parsnip shavings, above red cabbage, a sticky-sweet glaze and pebbles of crunchy roasted pear. With dishes like this, I could happily languish in winter a little while longer. There was Irish hake; skin crisped gold with

meltingly tender flesh over translucent folds of leek and a glossy wasabi sauce, studded with a few clams, mussels and samphire. Desserts were an almost unnecessary victory lap - which made them mandatory, of course. A set banana custard, all satin and silk against cracked pecans and dabs of toffee, coffee, and a swirl of chocolate, was a child’s dessert that had grown up but hadn’t quite lost its innocence. An apricot and rosemary cake, meanwhile, brought an astonishingly fluffy and flavoursome sponge, all jammy fruit and syrup and squidgy depths puckering up to salted caramel. Honestly, casual lunchtime dining rarely gets better than this. Even in sleepy Surbiton, No 97 can easily take on the big city boys with dishes that surprise, subvert and satisfy. When I return, and return I shall now that January is now just a memory, it’ll be to plunge fully, tipsily into No 97’s bohemian delights, artisan gin clinking and spilling in one hand… and a menu in the other. Food Total for 2 = £43.50

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Recipe: Rhubarb, Blood Orange & Ginger Cake By Laura Scott at

Blood oranges and rhubarb are among the earliest heralds of spring, bursting with bright, sharp flavours and colour. Here, Laura Scott combines them with ginger for a sumptuous cake perfect for an Easter Sunday lunch… This cake may look quite simple in its presentation, but it packs a huge amount of fruity, gingery flavour with a sticky almond crumb that makes it hard to stop at just one slice. I serve this cake with stunningly shocking pink roasted rhubarb, blood oranges and thick cream. If you can get hold of forced rhubarb, it is worth seeking out at a greengrocer. The colour is so striking, the stems are much more slender and delicate and it take very little time to cook through. I like its sharpness, so I don’t overkill it with sugar.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 40 minutes | Serves: 8



2 Beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy using a hand mixer /food mixer

200g golden caster sugar (175g for the cake & 25g for the rhubarb topping) 175g unsalted butter softened

2 large eggs

Zest of 1 blood orange & Juice of half a blood orange

1tsp ground ginger

1 large lump of stem ginger in syrup chopped finely

125g self-raising flour sifted

50g ground almonds

1tsp baking powder sifted

1 large stalk of rhubarb chopped & coated in the remaining 25g of golden caster sugar

1 Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees

3 Add in the eggs and beat again until incorporated 4 Next, add the stem ginger, ground ginger, zest and juice of the blood orange and beat into the cake mixture 5 Finally fold in the ground almonds, sifted flour and baking powder 6 Place the cake batter into a lined 7-inch cake tin and top with the chopped rhubarb which has been coated in the 25g of sugar. Use up all of the sugar by sprinkling it over the top surface of the cake 7 Bake for 40 minutes until golden around the edges 8 When it’s completely cool, dust with icing sugar and serve with some roasted/ poached rhubarb, blood oranges and lots of cream.

This cake is best served warm or at room temperature. As it has fruit in it, keep leftover cake refrigerated and take it out at least an hour before serving it or warm it up in the oven for 5 minutes before eating.

Laura Scott is the chef behind one of Surrey’s most popular supper clubs in Epsom, and the creator of the fabulous blog where she writes about why it is good to cook, her food memories, some favourite recipes and seasonal food ideas.




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ow one independent brewers in Reigate have used their loaf to craft astonishing beer using leftover bread from Surrey’s favourite artisan bakery…

Food waste is an unavoidable and inevitable by-product of food production, and it’s an issue that’s coming under increasing focus from government, industry and activism. To take a local example, not even Chalk Hills Bakery based in Reigate, perhaps Surrey’s most lauded independent artisan bakers, can sell every crumb and crust that comes out of their ovens. And if throwing away perfectly fresh food feels tantamount to criminality among ethical foodies, then discarding, say, a hunk of Chalk Hill’s sublime sourdough bread possibly warrants a trial at The Hague. Possibly. But it was while sitting in Chalk Hill’s cheery café back in 2016 that Reigate resident and beer lover Morgan Arnell had an inspirational moment that’s since propelled him, his wife Elaine and friend Adrià Tarrida to become one of the most interesting artisan beer producers in the county. As a marketing consultant with ties to what he simply calls the “booze industry”, Morgan Arnell was well-placed to find a gap in the market for a new kind of beer. “I was doing a lot of work with SAB Miller, helping them build up new products and beer brands. And while doing that

I thought ‘why am I spending my time doing this for other people and not myself?’ My wife Elaine and I had always wanted to start a business together, to have control for ourselves, but we wanted to do something local. We love Reigate, and everyone really supports local businesses here. “I was musing over what we could do and realised I could link an interesting story with something that’s embedded in a local business like Chalk Hills Bakery.” He understood that he could incorporate unsold or wasted bread produced by the bakery, owned and run by former publicans Chris and Rosie Robinson, and infuse his own beer with the starch and flavours unique to the bakery’s loaves. As by-products go, he surmised, what could be better than beer from bread? Chris and Rosie evidently needed no persuasion to put their waste bread to such a noble use. Taken at face value, adding bread to beer doesn’t seem too bizarre. After all, both the ‘staff of life’ and the ‘stuff of a good life’ begin their journey as grain. Even the Ancient Egyptians buffed their beer with bread, and a handful of Belgian brewers still do. A London start-up, Toast, only very recently took up the idea of using leftover bread in beer, but the method still remains niche within the notoriously traditional and insular world of craft beer. Introducing bread to the brewing process adds natural starch that replaces much of that usually provided by malt. It also, and very much so in the case of Crumbs and Chalk Hills Bakery, instils some of the character of the bread used

in the process. “I’d played around with home-brewing,” explains Morgan, “but started to formulate the idea. I did a lot of research. We did a lot of trials, a lot of tests. I was keen to get the most out of the bread.” With the help of their brewery, Goddards in the Isle of Wight, and with the money-raising power of Crowdsourcing, the Crumbs team produced their first successful batch of real beer in May last year; 6000 bottles to sell at markets and festivals over the course of the summer. “We sold out in eight weeks,” he laughs. So what began with Crumbs first beer, Bloomin’ Amber made from Chalk Hill’s Surrey Bloomer loaf, has seen them add the baker’s celebrated sourdough to their fabulous Pale ale, while their Ruby Ale uses Rye bread for a deep, complex flavour laced with caraway. To date, Morgan estimates that they’ve brewed over 35,000 bottles and recycled over a tonne of bread. Buoyed by the success Crumb Brewing has seen in such a short amount of time, Morgan is flush with ideas for building their brand. He’s currently hatching a type of Porter made from coffee grinds, and soon plans to roll out kegs for their beer to be enjoyed from the tap in local pubs. Crumbs beers are available from their online shop and from over 20 suppliers. Head to their website to purchase these remarkable beers with a uniquely local story for yourself.







By John Downes MW.

here are few places you’d rather be than Surrey when spring starts to sparkle so, as the darkness slides away what better way to celebrate than by popping a cracking bottle of bubbly. If Champagne’s beyond your pocket as spring approaches, don’t panic, just grab your passport! With most winemaking countries now producing sparkling wine you can buy an amazing array of fizz and, save a fizzing fortune t’boot. The Kings of Bubble, Champagne (Deutz NV, Taittinger NV, Henriot NV, £35) and English Sparkling Wine (Albury NV, Exton Park NV, Greyfriars NV, £30), are generally a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. They initially make a dry still white wine which is then poured into bottles with a pinch of sugar and yeast; the result is a ‘second fermentation’ which produces a little more alcohol and carbon dioxide - the fizz. Most sparkling wines are made in exactly the same way, often from the same grapes. There is one big difference of course, a smaller price tag! Champagne Houses have been making bubbly in the New World for decades (Moet et Chandon’s ‘Chandon’, Argentina, £12.99) but the locals have long realised their potential for top fizz. Chile (Montes, ‘Sparkling Angel’ £15.50), South Africa (Graham Beck, £11.99), Australia (Jansz, £16) and New Zealand (Lindauer, £14) are now very happy hunting grounds for the bubble seeker. Back in Europe, Cava, the Spanish sparkler from vineyards not far from Barcelona offers brilliant value. Made in the same way as Champagne but from Xarello, Macabeo and Parallada grapes you can pour a crisp Cava (Cordorniu Brut NV) for £8 and often Vintage Cava for not much more (Codorniu Grand Plus 2015, £10.99). I’m not a fan of cheap Prosecco but this sparkler from Glera grapes grown in vineyards behind Venice in northeast Italy has taken the world by storm. That said, when it comes to Prosecco it’s worth paying a few quid more. Look for the words Valdobbiadene, Superiore and DOCG on the label – better (hillside) vineyards equal better grapes equals better wine (La Gioiosa Valdobbiadene DOCG, £9.99). By the way, Prosecco is

made by the Charmat Method, where the second fermentation produces bubbles in a closed tank as opposed to a bottle for Champagne. A question coming to a pub quiz near you! Staying in Italy, a bottle of Franciacorta from the Lombardia region of northern Italy will herald the spring in fine style. Chardonnay is the major player (with Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc) in this super Champagne alternative. It’s not cheap but often has a price tag £10 lower than the Kings of Sparklers.

after Champagne it’s the most popular sparkling wine in France. So, it’s well worth a try! To add even more excitement to your springtime festivities pour sparkling rose versions of these international beauties or how about a red Sparkling Shiraz from Oz (Jacob’s Creek, £10). Another tip for your springtime patio; serve your sparklers in normal wine glasses – flutes are so yesterday.

Shooting back into France opens up a fizz fest. Loire Valley Sparklers have lost a few headlines in recent years which is a pity as Cremant de Loire (Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay) from the limestone vineyards around the castle topped town of Saumur is well worth searching out (Wine Society, £11.95). Burgundy often means big price tags but the sparkling wines of this famous region offer great value; classy Chardonnay based bubbly for little more than a tenner, (Cremant de Bourgogne, £10.99). Cremant de Limoux from high altitude limestone vineyards in the LanguedocRoussillon region in the south of France, (90% Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc) will also blow away those February blues (Les Graimenous Brut 2015, £14.50). Alsace’s Cremant d’Alsace (Waitrose, £10) hails from vineyards tucked into the north east corner of France, just up the road from Champagne. Little known in the U.K., it’s interesting to note that

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The Peugeot 208 features an innovative interior layout: The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, providing an unforgettable driving experience that’s intuitive, agile and safe. The compact leather sports steering wheel sits lower than a traditional steering wheel, meaning that your arms sit lower and closer together to reduce fatigue. It also offers precise steering and improved manoeuvrability while the 7” multifunction colour touchscreen puts all the functionality at your fingertips. In addition, the Peugeot 208 Allure Premium model features the head up instrument panel, allowing driver information to be accessed without taking your eyes off the road.


The Peugeot 208 Allure Premium makes driving easier with the latest connected technology. All the audio and communications equipment, including DAB Digital radio and Bluetooth® connectivity, is accessed via the 7” multifunction colour touchscreen. Compatible with an iPhone 5 or above, calls and text messages can be dictated

using CarPlay® functionality, providing voice activation for the driver, meaning compatible and safe applications such as Google Maps and call features, can be activated and used without the need to remove your hands from the wheel. Android Auto also enables compatible smartphones to display apps on the touchscreen including maps, music, texts and voice control. Manoeuvring around town and getting into those tricky parking spots is effortless with the colour reversing camera and rear parking aid. Android Auto has also been designed with safety in mind. With touchscreen interface, and easy-to-use voice actions, it’s designed to minimise distraction meaning you stay focused on the road ahead. Grip Control offers adapted traction control system that responds to most terrains and weather conditions. It acts on the front wheels by adjusting wheel spin and torque to optimise traction in low-grip conditions. Get in touch with Robins and Day Peugeot dealers in Godalming to book your test drive!

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THERE’S A LOT TO DISCOVER IN THE NEW POLO. AND YOU CAN DISCOVER IT RIGHT HERE IN GUILDFORD With more than 14 million units sold to date, the Polo is one of the world’s most successful compact cars. The sixth generation has a fully new exterior design, which makes the car – now as a rule with four doors – appear sportier and more grown up. At the same time, the new Polo has been made bigger than its predecessor in every dimension. As a result, it offers more space for driver and passengers, plus significantly increased boot volume, which has gone up from 280 to 351 litres.

ISSUE 53 The new Polo, is one of the world’s most advanced compact cars. This is reflected in such advanced features as the multitude of driver assistance systems that were previously reserved for the Golf and Passat class. Even the base version of the new Polo, has standard features such as LED daytime running lights with coming-home and leavinghome functions, a speed limiter and the Front Assist area monitoring system with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring. One option again on offer is adaptive cruise control ACC. New options available in the Polo are the Blind Spot Detection lane change system with Rear Traffic Alert, the semi-automated Park Assist system for exiting parking spaces and a ‘manoeuvring function’. The latter provides automatic protection from any bumps while parking.

high-end smartphones, giving the interior a technical, clear look. A large range of fresh new colours (a total of 14 exterior colours are available) and twelve wheels (14- to 18-inch, some painted in contrasting colour), dashpads in a multitude of décors and eleven different seat covers make the Polo more colourful and more individual. Further personalisation options include full LED headlights, LED tail lights, an Air Care Climatronic system with humidity and sun sensor plus allergen filter, wireless charging for smartphones (optionally including inductive antenna connection), Sport Select running gear with adjustable shock absorbers and one of the biggest panoramic sunroofs in this class.

In addition, the Polo is the first Volkswagen in which a new generation of the Active Info Display is available. The functionality and ease of use of the digital instruments are something completely new in this segment. At the same time, the Polo has been given the latest generation of infotainment systems with display diagonals ranging from 6.5 to 8.0 inches – glass-encased devices that are as sophisticated as

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†One year’s free insurance from Volkswagen Insurance is available on new Polo models ordered from 20th December 2017 to 1st April and registered by 30th June 2018 for drivers aged 18-80 (GTI is 25 and over). Drivers under 18 are not eligible. Excludes Northern Ireland. Drivers aged 18-24 are required to share their driving style data with a telematics product. Other eligibility criteria apply. Go to www.insurewithvolkswagen. for full terms and conditions. This offer may be extended, changed or removed at any point. Volkswagen Motor Insurance from Volkswagen Financial Services is arranged and administered by Carrot Risk Technologies Limited. Offers are not available in conjunction with scrappage upgrade scheme or any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures are obtained under standardised EU test conditions (or, in cases of vehicles with WLTP type approval, are the NEDC figures provided pursuant to Government guidance until further notice). These figures facilitate direct comparison between different models from different manufacturers, but may not represent the actual fuel consumption achieved in ‘real world’ driving conditions. Choice of wheels and other options may affect fuel consumption and emissions data. More information is available at Official fuel consumption figures for the new Polo range in mpg (litres/100km): 36.7 (7.7) – 64.2 (4.4); extra urban 57.6 (4.9) – 85.6 (3.3); combined 47.9 (5.9) – 76.3 (3.7). Combined CO2 emissions 134 – 97g/km.



they work on. Our Morgan customers tend to be enthusiasts and expect to be dealt with by people on that same level.” Bobby and Martin sold cars together from their West Horsley premises for 40 years. Successful amateur racing drivers, they met through a mutual passion for motorsport. Their enthusiasm for interesting cars has been fundamental to Bell & Colvill’s car sales development. “We’ve only taken on franchises for individualistic cars that we truly believe in,” said Bobby.

Expert dealers of Lotus, Morgan, Subaru and Saab, Bell & Colvill in West Horsley have been selling and servicing drivers their dream cars for over 40 years… Buying a car in these days of massive dealer groups, internet sales sites and car supermarkets couldn’t be easier. But impersonal sales support and poor follow-up service can soon sour the pleasure of new car ownership. Not, though, if you drive away in a car from Bell & Colvill in West Horsley, Surrey,

where you’ll deal with knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff who’ll make every effort to build customer relationships and provide all the after sales back-up you’ll require.Bobby Bell and Martin Colvill both retired from Bell & Colvill a number of years ago but Martin continues to take an active interest in the dealership that carries his name, as did Bobby until he passed in November 2017. “We deal with people how we would want to be dealt with ourselves,” said Bobby Bell, one half of the successful long-term partnership with Martin Colvill. “That means a more personal service from an extraordinarily loyal, long-standing workforce who really know the brands

Sales and service staff at Bell & Colvill are dedicated to providing specialised knowledge and continuity of customer care. Bell & Colvill’s approach has put it right at the top of the customer satisfaction index and has led to an exceptionally strong relationship with Morgan. The motor trade has never been more competitive or so impersonal, which makes Bell & Colvill’s personal service so refreshing. With a range of cars sold by knowledgeable staff from a spacious, themed showroom complemented by full servicing, repair and parts supply facilities, they’re confident about the future. “People have almost begun to expect indifferent service today, so when they find somewhere that offers integrity, quality, knowledge and enthusiasm that will go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction it’s a winning formula,” says Martin.

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Buy a Lotus, Morgan, Subaru or Saab from Bell & Colvill in West Horsley, Surrey, and you’ll deal with knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff who’ll show how highly we value your custom. The same is true for all your after sales back-up from our servicing and parts departments.

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