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  • Children’s ribbon messages for the Queen at Surbiton station

    Children’s ribbon messages for the Queen at Surbiton station0

    Forty children from Lime Tree, Maple and St Andrew’s and St Mark’s schools wrote messages on ribbons and tied them to the fencing at Surbiton railway station this morning (Friday) in memory of the Queen. The tributes from the four to 11-year-olds will be added to over the weekend by other children from the Surbiton

  • Two Popes: double value

    Two Popes: double value0

    • Arts
    • 14th September 2022

    Nicholas Woodeson is perfectly cast as the future Pope Francis in The Two Popes at the Rose All pictures: Manuel Harlan Warning: incense. An unlikely audience caution ahead of a play, but as the curtains part on Anthony McCarten’s The Two Popes at Kingston’s Rose, aromatic smoke does permeate the auditorium. It’s a sumptuous, absorbing

  • BB’s jazz returns to Berrylands

    BB’s jazz returns to Berrylands0

    Jazz supremo Bob Barter returns to one of his favourite haunts this coming Sunday (Sept 18). Affectionately known as BB, the sprightly 94-year-old former Elgar Avenue resident who was the musical director for 60s pop sensation Kathy Kirby, will be tinkling the ivories and playing sax and clarinet at The Berrylands pub in Chiltern Drive.

  • Crocheted crowns for Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations

    Crocheted crowns for Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations0

    Getting into the platinum jubilee spirit are two pillar boxes in Elmbridge Avenue, Berrylands, wearing fabulous crocheted crowns courtesy of the very talented Carol Gwilliams. Carol, of Elmbridge Avenue, who taught herself to crochet three years ago, has also created tops at Easter for the pillar boxes at the corner of Grand Avenue and Elgar

  • New plays brought to the stage in cornerHOUSE oneACTS festival

    New plays brought to the stage in cornerHOUSE oneACTS festival0

    Kindertransport, robots, memories and the unexpected are brought to the stage in Part Two of the highly respected cornerHOUSE oneACTS festival. The showcase of new, original playwriting, now in its 14th year, takes place on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at the arts centre in Douglas Road, Surbiton. Tickets to see four new

  • Bookworms! Good news!

    Bookworms! Good news!0

    Surbiton is about to have its first book festival. Regency Bookshop and the cornerHOUSE arts centre have joined forces to launch the Surbiton Literary Festival. The two-day programme will feature bestselling crime novelists plus children’s author Alex Milway (that’s him in the main picture, behind his agent, sorry, dog). There is the chance to meet the

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