Some cultural crumbs from RH for the coming week.
Thursday 3rd October is a red letter day in the world of books. It is National Poetry Day and many local schools will be holding events to celebrate. Cerys Matthews of Catatonia Fame is the editor of a new anthology with the theme of ‘truth. Check out the resources, poems and other ideas on the website:
Thursday also sees the publication of The Secret Commonwealth, the latest novel from Sir Philip Pullman and a return to the world of Lyra and her quest for the elusive dust. Available from Redhill Waterstones and it is also worth noting that the store’s in house book group meets this Sunday 6th.
New Music Nights returns to Reigate Priory Cricket Club, Friday 4th. These evenings, masterminded by Tim Glynne-Jones give local unsigned musicians a chance to play ‘live’ and is a great night out for local music nuts. Terry Finch and the Lord Lucans are just one of the bands playing this week. Worth it for the name alone. All for the bargain price of £2.50. Doors 7.45pm.
The Yard at Reigate Station entertains Jambo and Calvin and their covers this Friday. 8.30pm. BYOB and £6.
Meanwhile The Cage, Reigate has Billie and Andrew, two fifths of the Redgate Renegades, slimmed down to perform an acoustic set on Friday.
Whilst Luke Edney, a Surrey born and bred singer/songwriter plays his set on Saturday. His covers range from Johnny Cash to Hendrix, via Phil Collins and Ed Sheeran. He also plays his own original music which is available to stream online.
The Life and Death of Joe Egg concludes its run on Saturday 5th at the Archway, Horley. Reviewed elsewhere on site. Tickets still available £10-£12.
Meanwhile, theatre goers in Redhill are spoiled for choice. Thursday 3rd is a chance to take part in Event Cinema with the showing of Wise Children by Angela Carter. Directed by Emma Rice, this all singing and dancing show opened to a raft of dazzling reviews at The Old Vic in 2018. Tickets £12- £14. 7pm
And finally. G2: Definitive Genesis are making their annual trip to Redhill on Friday 4th. Doors 8pm. Tickets £21.