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  • Can Leopards change spots?

    Can Leopards change spots?0

    • Arts
    • 17th September 2021

    In the league of spot-changers, climate charity mandarin Ben has a virtuous smugness and an inability to alter his ways. This particular leopard fancies he’s the hunter, but it rapidly transpires he’s the prey in the world premiere of Alys Metcalf’s tense thriller Leopards, which runs until Saturday September 25 at Kingston’s Rose. It’s a

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  • International Youth Arts festival plants seeds for creative growth

    International Youth Arts festival plants seeds for creative growth0

    Part Man. Part Tree. Meet Arbor. Follow the 18ft puppet as he strides around, vanishing behind branches in Canbury Gardens and emerging with a cartful of seeds. Arbor tells the story of a tree pushed from his home and his fight to preserve his future. Encouraging the audience to plant and nurture their own, each

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  • A Stick worth fetching

    A Stick worth fetching0

    On the face of it, the life story of a stick might not seem capable of translating into gripping theatre. But if you’re aged three to five, Stickman is utterly captivating and enthralling; an ideal introduction to the joys of live drama. So gripped were the (socially distanced) 250-strong crowd at Kingston’s Rose by trio

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  • Brain hits the jackpot!

    Brain hits the jackpot!0

    Congratulations to the group which organises wacky events such as Surbiton Ski Sunday, and regeneration initiatives including Tolworth’s food and arts and crafts market. It has hit the jackpot in the latest batch of Arts Council grants. The Community Brain has been given £28,843 to help it weather the coronavirus crisis. Although the pandemic has

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  • London’s hidden hunters

    London’s hidden hunters0

    Surbiton’s wildlife expert Elliot Newton will be shedding some light on the capital’s hidden hunters this morning (Saturday) at 11am on the Earth Live Lessons YouTube channel. Elliot, Kingston Council’s biodiversity officer, will be telling us more about the woodpeckers, dragonflies, bats and other creatures which use London as their hunting ground. Tune in to

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  • YouTube broadcast on urban wildlife

    YouTube broadcast on urban wildlife0

    Surbiton’s wildlife champion Elliot Newton will be broadcasting live at midday today (Saturday) on the Earth LIVE Lessons YouTube channel. Elliot, who masterminded last summer’s WILD Kingston event at the Rose Theatre, and who spearheads local environmental and conservation projects at Fishponds Park, Berrylands Nature Reserve and Tolworth Court Farm, will be discussing urban nature.

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