Schools are shut. Reigate and Banstead Writes is open for entries.

The annual competition asks for tales from our towns by our youngsters. Reigate and Banstead Writes is open for entries. We have received several entries already since opening our doors on 1st February. The original deadline day has now been extended until 10th April to allow more children aged 9-14 to scribe their 1,000 word…

Sussex Author Vashti Hardy hosts Reigate and Banstead Writes Awards.

Celebrated author of Brightstorm and Wild Spark will be MC at the awards afternoon on 19th June at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill. Vashti Hardy is a writer of children’s books living near Brighton in Sussex with her husband and three teens Brightstorm “A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will set your imagination soaring!” was shortlisted for…

RH Fringe: See Jane Eyre in the Castle Grounds, Reigate this June.

RH Fringe in association with Reigate and Banstead Council welcomes this inspiring and energetic theatre company to Reigate this June. thisismytheatre a Sussex based theatre company bring their production of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel ‘Jane Eyre’ to Reigate. The production is part of a week long programme between 13-20 June that is the RH Fringe….

APOLLO JUNCTION LAUNCH FIRST RH FRINGE AT HARLEQUIN

Tickets for first event of the Fringe are on sale now! “A MUST SEE LIVE” – Daily Mirror “Magnificent” – The Sun Huge Anthems – Steve Lamacq BBC6 Music “Music is tremendous” – Graham Norton Apollo Junction are an anthemic, electro rock and roll band taking influences from Brit Pop to more modern times. Huge…

Ready to rock?

Rising stars Apollo Junction are playing Redhill. Get your tickets.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

Anne of Green Gables from the Chipstead Players, reviewed by Reigate and Banstead Writes.

HELVE – PLAY THE FRINGE.

Local band Helve set to support Apollo Junction on 30th May for the Fringe Opener. The inaugural RH Fringe kicks off on Saturday 30th May. The Harlequin Theatre Redhill will host up and coming band Apollo Junction (set to support the Kaiser Chiefs, Madness and The Libertines later on this summer) for a charity gig…

CULTURAL CRUMBS 8TH JANUARY.

It’s oh so quiet as we return to the working world after the Bacchus- like revelry of December. No money coupled with little energy quenches desire for any entertainment excepting flopping in front of Netflix, but yet: there are still a few cultural crumbs out there to tempt one out of the post ‘xmas stupour….

NEW YEAR CULTURAL CRUMBS

Check out our little guide to what’s occurring around RH… 27th December 2019. We’re in the slumpy and fugue like state between Christmas and New Year, where time slows down and it is eminently acceptable to eat a Terry’s Chocolate Orange for breakfast. If you need some pepping up and feel like getting out and…

REVIEWED BY HANNAH ROBERTS.

ANOTHER TRIUMPH FOR THE HARLEQUIN. ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ is the pantomime of choice at Redhill’s Harlequin Theatre this year. The show includes some familiar faces if you’re attuned to the world of Strictly. Former stars James and Ola Jordan star as ‘Fleshcreep’ and the ‘Glitterball Fairy’. As you can probably imagine from his name,…

CULTURAL CRUMBS 3RD DECEMBER

On your marks, get set and ready steady go for a busy cultural December. THEATRE That best of British cultural traditions – pantomime! This year’s offering at the Harlequin, Jack and The Beanstalk opens Friday (6th) for a month long run. James and Ola Jordan join the likes of Chesney Hawkes, Hairy Biker Dave Myers…

CULTURAL CRUMBS 21ST NOVEMBER

MUSIC The Cage, the live music venue in Reigate once again hosts Andrew Horseman and Billie Fox, 2/5 of the Redgate Renegades. Billie is a charismatic performer, their set comprises covers and original material in a slimmed down acoustic set.  Friday 22nd. Meanwhile, Saturday 23rd The Radars – fresh from a recent appearance at the…

PANTO IS COMING

Snippets of what to expect from Surrey pantomimes and plays in 2019.

EXCLUDED REVIEW BY SARA WRIGHT

Sara Wright reviews Excluded. It’s 2019, inner city London. Hamlet is grieving, Othello accused and Isabel forced against her will. Just some of the goings on at Cannon High as Shakespeare’s most iconic characters prepare to sit their GCSEs.

BOOK CORNER

SARAH CRIPPS WRITES… NORTHERN LIGHTS BY PHILIP PULLMAN The Dark Materials forms a cornerstone of BBC1’s autumn schedule and has been eagerly anticipated by fans of this other worldly series.  Some would call this risky business after the contentious 2007 film adaptation. The first episode was warmly received by critics and fans alike. Pullman’s rich…

HANNAH ROBERTS REVIEWS NMN

Hannah Roberts Reviews NMN at Reigate Cricket Club that showcases up and coming local musicans and bands.

Book Corner – Lost by Eve Ainsworth

Have you read anything by Eve Ainsworth yet? Eve is the author of several Young Adult books. Seven Days, her first title – was published  way back in 2015 by Scholastic. Her latest novel LOST is aimed at a slightly younger readership and is a beautifully written and tender account of a young boy dealing…

BOOK CORNER

NADINE MOORE REVIEWS A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW BY AMOR TOWLES A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 The story starts in 1922, where the genteel and most charming Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is under house arrest, in Moscow’s Metropol Hotel.  The Bolsheviks have seized power, the Aristocracy have been overthrown and our Count has…

Cultural Crumbs 8 October

CULTURAL CRUMBS – 8th October. MUSIC The Yard, Reigate Station, hosts the quite brilliant Acousticatz this Friday 11th October with support from Mark Milward. As ever £6 and BYOB. This superb venue and community space is well deserving of support from RH locals. It hosts a varied programme of events. RH music lovers know that…

CULTURAL CRUMBS 23rd September.

The weekly ‘cultural crumbs’ round-up giving you a snippet of whats on in RH. Cultural crumbs from RH: THEATRE  Tuesday 24th September: A day in the Death of Joe Egg opens at the Archway, Horley – the ‘thriving little theatre in the arches’. See below for what to expect. A dark comedy from an award-winning…