On your marks, get set and ready steady go for a busy cultural December.


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 and Ann Widdecombe in being stars of the Harlequin Show.  Redhill legends, Si Bashford and Neil Wheatley return to provide the comedy moments. The Harlequin pantomime is always brilliantly good fun and usually a ‘sell out’ so get them tickets and get them quick.

One Man, Two Guvnors continues at The Archway, the little theatre under the arches in Horley. A charming venue, if you need some un-christmassy entertainment then tickets are still available until this Saturday 7th. The Archway productions are always marvellous so what more are you waiting for?  Further details below.


 The best original music platform NEW MUSIC NIGHTS is having its Christmas spectacular this Friday 6th at Reigate Priory Cricket Club. £2.50 entry. Doors 7.45pm.  A stellar line-up includes Objayda (from Dorking) who have teased they may go a bit Christmassy – never mind that: I hope they play mini- skirts and gingham dresses which is on my playlist. Check them out here.

 More music at The Jolly Brickmakers on Frenches Road, Redhill hosts its monthly open mic evening this Wednesday 4th, hosted by Kelly Bennett. 8pm. Free entry.

Cage Legend Luke Edney is playing on Friday 6th at the Cage, Reigate. Luke will play an array of music ranging from Johnny Cash to Ed Sheeran, as well as his own original material.


If you are a fan of the written word then why not head over to Merstham Library on Thursday 11-12pm to the Word Watch Group? The group welcomes any fans of the written word, whether it is a book, magazine article, or even a great recipe or leaflet, come and speak to –like-minded people about words and their power.

Waterstones meanwhile, have published their books of the year and have gone with thoughtful and reflective tomes on the state of the world and humanity today. If you need inspiration for Christmas presents for the bookworms in your life then have a look.

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