CULTURAL CRUMBS – 6th February

Bye Bye January. February is blossoming with these RH cultural crumbs.


New Music Night returns Friday 7th.This monthly platform for original local music is a fantastic night out for live music nuts. Where else can you hear 5 great artists for £2.50?  Leila, Moez, Mark Milward, Spiral and The Perspectives form this month’s line up.  Reigate Priory Cricket Club. 7.45pm. See Website

Les Huitson and Nigel Chatfield play The Yard at Reigate Station on Friday 7th. BYOB £6 on the door. And… it is the first Saturday of the month which means it is the Saturday Squeeze. Open Mic and Jam. Booking advisable for performers. £3 entry and BYOB. 5pm onwards. See website for full and up to date details.

The Whiskey Sours play at the Red Cross Inn, Reigate. Saturday 8th. This vintage trio of singers guarantee to have you on the dance floor, feeling good as you twist and turn. Free entry. 9.30pm. Check them out here:


The Harlequin, Redhill has a couple of productions this week. Dance to The Music is on stage this Thursday 6th. Directed and choreographed by ex SCD pro Kristiana Rihanoff. Tickets £29 – £45 are available here.

Ed Byrne brings his comedy show to Redhill on Monday 10th. He takes a long hard and witty look at himself and asks if he has any traits worth passing onto his children?  Doors 7.30pm. Click here for tickets.

The Archway Theatre, Horley, the little theatre under the arches hosts its karaoke night on Saturday 8th.  £5. Book here. Doors open 7.30pm.

The Chipstead Players are rehearsing hard for their next performance. The Hothouse. This opens on Monday 24th and tickets are on sale now. See here.


The Reading Zone festival is in full swing. This week of free school events sees authors helping encourage 4,000 children to read for pleasure and write creatively. RH schools were lucky enough to host 2 events.  Vashti Hardy author of the Brightstorm Series (St. Bede’s, Redhill) and Tom Huddleston who spoke to students from the Warwick School, Redhill. Tom is the author of dystopian YA books Floodworld and Dustland.

Floodworld is a gripping, action-packed story for 10+ readers. Kara and Joe spend their days navigating the perilous waterways of a sunken city, scratching out a living in the ruins. But when they come into possession of a mysterious map, they find themselves in a world of trouble. Suddenly everyone’s after them: gangsters, cops and ruthless Mariner pirates in their hi-tech submarines. The two children must find a way to fight back before Floodworld’s walls come tumbling down… interested? Click here for a copy.

Please see the Reading Zone website for up to date author interviews, book reviews, ideas for what to read next and other wonderful YA book news.

Reigate and Banstead Writes is part of local groups and venues putting on the first RH Fringe in June 2020. This has been made possible thanks to Andrews Estate Agents, Redhill and support from Reigate and Banstead Council.

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