Suzanne Hunter

Suzanne Hunter's World of Arts Recommendations

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Suzanne Pre Promotes, Previews and Reviews for Official London Theatres, Ambassadors Theatre Group/ ATG West end theatres, New Victoria Theatre, New Wimbledon, Richmond, The Rose Theatre Kingston, Yvonne Arnaud theatre, G live, The 02, Indigo, Brooklyn Bowl, The Boiler room, Islington Academy, Sadlers Wells The Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms, London International Film Festival, Film Festivals UK Wide, BAFTAS The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , Philharmonia Orchestra, The John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Radio 2 Live Hyde Park, Festivals including Guilfest, V Festival , Weyfest, Undercover festival, Hampton Court Palace Festival, Kew the Music, British Summertime, Lovebox, Reading, Glastonbury, Latitude and many more....

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Suzanne Pre-Promotes and Recommends

September 2018

Time to Feel fantastic for a whole day and experience some life changing talks and therapies - yes its Wellness Day. Head to G live in Guildford for Surrey's most acclaimed Holistic Exhibition on the 22nd September.
The Exhibition ranges over 3 floors at G Live and includes 3 seminar rooms with free talks & workshops running throughout the day. Free hourly meditations take place in the meditation room - all leading to an inspiring yet relaxing day.

Experience a once in a life time Gong Bath for the Opening Ceremony on the main concourse, as well as a huge range of holistic therapies that will be on offer plus taster sessions, samples of delicious and nutritious food, as well as goody bags by Green People on the door and loads more exciting things to offer on the day. It is a day to inspire you in your health and well being and allow you to leave feeling relaxed and peaceful. £8 In advance and £10 on the door. To book in advance go to www.glive.co.uk or
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wellness-day-tickets-49081456959

Book ahead. To round off another Proms season be sure to book to see the Empress of soul headlining Gladys Knight. September 8th from 5pm in London's Hyde Park.

Join in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park, hosted by Michael Ball. The open-air concert features a host of musical stars. In a new addition for this year the traditional Last Night anthems will be performed live on the Hyde Park stage by Proms in the Park favourites, the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe. Forty thousand voices will join them for the mass singalong as the evening brings to a close two months of music-making with a spectacular finale Back again no doubt by popular demand Maltese Tenor Joseph Calleja and popular singr Josh Groban. A must for Bros fans as Matt Goss takes to the stage as well as the lively and brilliant soulful singer Lisa Stansfield plus many other yet unannounced acts. A Perfect way to end the proms with a live link to the Royal Albert Hall guaranteeing a big burst of British pride and plenty of pomp and circumstance. To book ahead www.bbc.co.uk/events/erj5q9

Savill Garden Sculpture
Horticulturists and art lovers will enjoy an inspirational day at The Savill Garden, discovering impressive sculptures nestled within the Garden's magnificent blooms and woodland. Each sculpture, provided by the Surrey Sculpture Society, has been inspired by the natural world and finds its place within the surrounding beauty of The Savill Garden. All sculptures featured within The Garden are available to purchase. Standard entry fees apply for The Savill Garden. (To hear past 2016 and 2017 reviews of the Sculpture event at Savill garden go to "The Reviews" on www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html) The 2018 Sculpture event runs from 25th September to 5th November 2018

August 2018

Rewind South celebrates its 19th birthday this year 2018 and you too can celebrate good times with a festival dedicated to the good times Be quick though as this festival is super popular https://south.rewindfestival.com/

Rewind south is back and bigger and better than ever and in 2018 features many sensational acts and many of Suzanne's past interviewees on the arts and entertainment appearing on Saturday 18th August are Nik Kershaw, Midge Ure, Billy Ocean (to listen to these interviews simply click on the photos of the artist on www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html) plus Howard Jones, Kool and the Gang, Shalamar, Odyssey, Marc Almond and more. On Friday 17th August is Neville Marshall the original rude boy and on Sunday 19th August another former guest on Suzanne's former guests Tom Bailey from Thompson twins, Jimmy Somerville, Kim Wilde, OMD, Paul Carrack and much more. Plus you can also be entertained by many comedians to include Vicki Stone, David Morgan and Milton Jones (his interview can be heard by clicking on the photo of him on the photo of Milton) Temple Island Meadows Henley 17th 19th August 2018 to book go to https://south.rewindfestival.com/

Sat 11 Aug 2018 10:30 your chance to sing your heart out at Proms Sing Imperial College Union. Join the professionals for your chance to explore the songs and story of Bernstein's West Side Story. For ages 12-18.

Also Saturday 11th Prom 38: West Side Story 3,30pm at The Royal Albert Hall. Enjoy a Concert Performance of Bernstein's West Side Story bursts with violent, sensual rhythms and big-hearted melodies. This most popular of musicals updates the story of Romeo and Juliet, transplanting the action to the warring white American and Puerto Rican gangs of Manhattan. West Side Story (76 mins) Performed by the ever popular John Wilson orchestra.

Also performed again at Saturday 11th August 20:00 Prom 39: West Side Story Royal Albert Hall Bernstein's West Side Story bursts with violent, sensual rhythms and big-hearted melodies. This most popular of musicals updates the story of Romeo and Juliet, transplanting the action to the warring white American and Puerto Rican gangs of Manhattan.

Saturday 11th August 18:15 Proms Plus Talk Free event Imperial College Union Critic and broadcaster David Benedict introduces Bernstein's West Side Story.

Sunday 12th August 2018 16:00 Prom 40: Joshua Bell & the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Royal Albert Hall.

A concert from Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields includes Mendelssohns charming A Midsummer Night's Dream overture and Beethoven's graceful Fourth Symphony. Bell himself is the soloist in Saint-Saens's Third Violin Concerto.

Saturday 25th August 2018 On the birth day of the late great composer Leonard Bernstein in his centenial year is your chance to sing your heart out to the great works of Bernstein. In Proms sing 13:00 at Imperial College Union. Join Ed Price and the BBC Singers to sing music by Bernstein. No experience of singing is required.
(Go to the website to sign up for free) (Also on this evening of 25th August your chance to hear a 1 hour special created by Suzanne Hunter for Hunters Hollywood hits and Brit Flicks to remember Leonard Bernstein in this centeniary year with songs from On the Watefront, On the town and West Side Story plus suzanne sings a selection West side Story 7pm Saturday 25th August.

Also on the same day Saturday 25th August enjoy a free talk called the Proms Plus Talk at Imperial College Union An introduction to Bernstein's On The Town with Broadway expert Edward Seckerson.

Saturday 25th Then at 19:30 Prom 57: John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town Royal Albert Hall Launching a Bernstein bank-holiday weekend on what would have been the composer's 100th birthday, John Wilson conducts Bernstein's hit Broadway musical On The Town, which follows the adventures of three sailors on shore leave in 1944.

For more details on the proms before sure to go to www.bbc.co.uk/events/rxfhzc/by/date/2018/07

Book ahead. To round off another Proms season be sure to book to see the Empress of soul headlining Gladys Knight. September 8th from 5pm in London's Hyde Park.

Join in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park, hosted by Michael Ball. The open-air concert features a host of musical stars. In a new addition for this year the traditional Last Night anthems will be performed live on the Hyde Park stage by Proms in the Park favourites, the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe. Forty thousand voices will join them for the mass singalong as the evening brings to a close two months of music-making with a spectacular finale Back again no doubt by popular demand Maltese Tenor Joseph Calleja and popular singr Josh Groban. A must for Bros fans as Matt Goss takes to the stage as well as the lively and brilliant soulful singer Lisa Stansfield plus many other yet unannounced acts. A Perfect way to end the proms with a live link to the Royal Albert Hall guaranteeing a big burst of British pride and plenty of pomp and circumstance. To book ahead www.bbc.co.uk/events/erj5q9

Surrey Sculpture society trail at RHS Wisley Gardens
Your chance to view Traditional and contemporary artists a variety of international sculptures from South East finest established and emerging artists. Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm Saturday Sunday Monday 9am to 6pm. The artists are all part of the Surrey Sculpture society. (to hear past reviews from 2017 and 2016 be sure to go to "The Review" tab on Suzanne's web page www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html The trail runs from 18th August to 23rd September 2018

To enjoy some open air theatre head to Savill Gardens near Windsor Great Park
23rd August make a date to take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of Hearts, Alice's journey couldn't be filled with more adventure. Presented in beautiful Victorian costume and alive with song, dance and original music, this is a production to delight the entire family. Theatre ticket holders have been granted special access to picnic in the Garden from 5.30pm. Your picnic is not allowed in the performance area. Performance start time: 7:00pm to find out more go to
http://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/en/news-and-events/events/alices-adventures-in-wonderland.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company also presents Shakespeare's best-loved romantic comedy.
A Midsummer Nights Dream Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre.

Theatre ticket holders have been granted special access to picnic in the Garden from 5.30pm.

Your picnic is not allowed in the performance area.

Performance start time: 7:00pm

Please bring your own rugs or low backed seating and be prepared if temperatures drop during the evening.

The company also present Sherlock Holmes on 26th August and Robin hood and his Merry Men 27th August 2018.

Savill Garden Sculpture
Horticulturists and art lovers will enjoy an inspirational day at The Savill Garden, discovering impressive sculptures nestled within the Garden's magnificent blooms and woodland. Each sculpture, provided by the Surrey Sculpture Society, has been inspired by the natural world and finds its place within the surrounding beauty of The Savill Garden. All sculptures featured within The Garden are available to purchase. Standard entry fees apply for The Savill Garden. (To hear past 2016 and 2017 reviews of the Sculpture event at Savill garden go to "The Reviews" on www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html) The 2018 Sculpture event runs from 25th September to 5th November 2018

July 2018

Rewind South celebrates its 19th birthday this year 2018 and you too can celebrate good times with a festival dedicated to the good times Be quick though as this festival is super popular https://south.rewindfestival.com/

Rewind south is back and bigger and better than ever and in 2018 features many sensational acts and many of Suzanne's past interviewees on the arts and entertainment appearing on Saturday 18th August are Nik Kershaw, Midge Ure, Billy Ocean (to listen to these interviews simply click on the photos of the artist on www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html) plus Howard Jones, Kool and the Gang, Shalamar, Odyssey, Marc Almond and more. On Friday 17th August is Neville Marshall the original rude boy and on Sunday 19th August another former guest on Suzanne's former guests Tom Bailey from Thompson twins, Jimmy Somerville, Kim Wilde, OMD, Paul Carrack and much more. Plus you can also be entertained by many comedians to include Vicki Stone, David Morgan and Milton Jones (his interview can be heard by clicking on the photo of him on the photo of Milton) Temple Island Meadows Henley 17th 19th August 2018 to book go to https://south.rewindfestival.com/

Sat 11 Aug 2018 10:30 your chance to sing your heart out at Proms Sing Imperial College Union. Join the professionals for your chance to explore the songs and story of Bernstein's West Side Story. For ages 12-18.

Also Saturday 11th Prom 38: West Side Story 3,30pm at The Royal Albert Hall. Enjoy a Concert Performance of Bernstein's West Side Story bursts with violent, sensual rhythms and big-hearted melodies. This most popular of musicals updates the story of Romeo and Juliet, transplanting the action to the warring white American and Puerto Rican gangs of Manhattan. West Side Story (76 mins) Performed by the ever popular John Wilson orchestra.

Also performed again at Saturday 11th August 20:00 Prom 39: West Side Story Royal Albert Hall Bernstein's West Side Story bursts with violent, sensual rhythms and big-hearted melodies. This most popular of musicals updates the story of Romeo and Juliet, transplanting the action to the warring white American and Puerto Rican gangs of Manhattan.

Saturday 11th August 18:15 Proms Plus Talk Free event Imperial College Union Critic and broadcaster David Benedict introduces Bernstein's West Side Story.

Sunday 12th August 2018 16:00 Prom 40: Joshua Bell & the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Royal Albert Hall.

A concert from Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields includes Mendelssohns charming A Midsummer Night's Dream overture and Beethoven's graceful Fourth Symphony. Bell himself is the soloist in Saint-Saens's Third Violin Concerto.

Saturday 25th August 2018 On the birth day of the late great composer Leonard Bernstein in his centenial year is your chance to sing your heart out to the great works of Bernstein. In Proms sing 13:00 at Imperial College Union. Join Ed Price and the BBC Singers to sing music by Bernstein. No experience of singing is required.
(Go to the website to sign up for free) (Also on this evening of 25th August your chance to hear a 1 hour special created by Suzanne Hunter for Hunters Hollywood hits and Brit Flicks to remember Leonard Bernstein in this centeniary year with songs from On the Watefront, On the town and West Side Story plus suzanne sings a selection West side Story 7pm Saturday 25th August.

Also on the same day Saturday 25th August enjoy a free talk called the Proms Plus Talk at Imperial College Union An introduction to Bernstein's On The Town with Broadway expert Edward Seckerson.

Saturday 25th Then at 19:30 Prom 57: John Wilson conducts Bernstein's On the Town Royal Albert Hall Launching a Bernstein bank-holiday weekend on what would have been the composer's 100th birthday, John Wilson conducts Bernstein's hit Broadway musical On The Town, which follows the adventures of three sailors on shore leave in 1944.

For more details on the proms before sure to go to www.bbc.co.uk/events/rxfhzc/by/date/2018/07

For a fiesta of fabulous flowers do not miss Fuschias in the Glasshouse at the RHS Wisley Gardens where you can see colourful displays of the RHS Wisley Fuschia display featuring all different colours and sizes. The event runs from 30th June until 19th August 10am to 5.15pm ( last admission 15 minutes before closing time) to book ahead go to https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley

Roll Up Roll up for a Weekend of circus-themed celebrations. Get ready to be artistic at Arts Fest featuring Magic Workshops that run to run from 14-15 July 2018.
The date is set for a weekend of cultural delights at RHS Garden Wisley's ArtsFest on 14-15 July. This year, the unique event is celebrating 250 years of the circus, with circus performances and have-a-go areas, alongside a jovial programme of music, magic and art set to entertain visitors.
Themed zones will be filled with show-stopping acts, all celebrating different artistic skills. Head to the Circus Marquee to enjoy a circus show and gain some skills of your own, with magic and trapeze workshops. Mark Leverage from the Magic Circle will be offering a chance to try your hand at magic in interactive 30 minute workshops. The Performance Marquee is the place to go for inspirational music, poetry and puppetry, with appearances from the String Theatre and Salvation Army Band.
To find out more go to https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley

You don't have to travel to the USA experience that Vegas glitz glamour and a gamut of fabulous acts as Circus Vegas comes to Surrey!

THIS YEAR a new death-defying circus is touring in the United Kingdom, celebrating 250 years of circus performances with the ultimate show to remember. A one-of-a-kind performance, featuring the most talented dare devil performers from across the Globe showcasing this Las Vegas production. Merging Las Vegas Traditions and contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, audiences will be amazed by the jam-packed Circus Vegas with show-stopping performances that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Acts include the Danguir Troupe, who will be preforming a high wire and wheel of death stunt which has never been seen before in the UK, with the troupe flying in all the way from Africa for the performance.
Our stunt riding team will also be performing the Globe of Death. The most death-defying trick ever completed, watch as the group of riders experience G-force similar to that of a fighter pilot, they loop vertically and horizontally all while encased in a mesh sphere. This is one for the petrolheads! Edy the Clown, a legendary figure in the circus industry, will be keeping the audience amused throughout the show, On top of this there will be the Aerial Chandelier, Silks, Hula Hoop, Rocking Rola Rola, Quick Change and our troupe of dancers performing their acts all with unique twists, many of which have never been seen before in the UK.

This really is an event with something for everyone, if you're a petrolhead, theatre-goer, thrillseeker or wanting to see one of the greatest shows of its time, make sure to get your tickets fast.

The show will run for approximately two hours and be housed in a theatre style Circus Big Top, which is climate controlled and features comfortable seating.to nook your seats and find out more go to https://circusvegasuk.com/

Roll up roll up and don't miss all the excitement as the circus comes to |Hersham Green For a limited time Friday 6th July to Sunday 8th July. https://circusvegasuk.com/locations/ the show will also be stopping off in Reigate 20th to the 22nd July.

Ripley rocks with Headliners Cliff BENNETT AND THE REBEL ROUSERS

Ripley Rocks is a fabulous music event a family friendly, annual music that is hitting the big time this year with more bands than ever appearing in the biggest fundraising event of the year organised by Ripley Scouts Group, being held between midday and 10.30pm on Saturday 14th July 2018 at the Old Fire Station in the historic and picturesque village of Ripley in Surrey. The bands appearing are Sultana, Tequilla King, The Paperweights, Free Peace Sweet and many more and of course the headliner is the sensational Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers

Cliff crowned his success with The Rebel Rousers in 1966 with a song written exclusively for him by Lennon & McCartney - "Got To Get You Into My Life" which reached No. 3 in the UK charts, creating a unique British soul sound. Their other hits include: "Back In The USSR", "One Way Love" and "I'll Take You Home".

Reforming for exclusive dates in Uk and Europe with founder members Cliff Bennett Vocals, plus Geoff Nichols Drums and Lars Lundquist Lead Guitar. 6 piece band.

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers were the first London band to be signed by The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein. Their innovative brass sound introduced British youth to soul music. Within three months of Epstein's management, the band had their first UK hit single with "One Way Love" and a tour of Germany with The Beatles. They were the first British band to be signed to the Motown label.

To book ahead and get tickets go to ripleyscouts.org.uk/ripleyrocks/home.asp

Book ahead. To round off another Proms season be sure to book to see the Empress of soul headlining Gladys Knight. September 8th from 5pm in London's Hyde Park.

Join in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park, hosted by Michael Ball. The open-air concert features a host of musical stars. In a new addition for this year the traditional Last Night anthems will be performed live on the Hyde Park stage by Proms in the Park favourites, the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe. Forty thousand voices will join them for the mass singalong as the evening brings to a close two months of music-making with a spectacular finale Back again no doubt by popular demand Maltese Tenor Joseph Calleja and popular singr Josh Groban. A must for Bros fans as Matt Goss takes to the stage as well as the lively and brilliant soulful singer Lisa Stansfield plus many other yet unannounced acts. A Perfect way to end the proms with a live link to the Royal Albert Hall guaranteeing a big burst of British pride and plenty of pomp and circumstance. To book ahead www.bbc.co.uk/events/erj5q9

Surrey Sculpture society trail at RHS Wisley Gardens
Your chance to view Traditional and contemporary artists a variety of international sculptures from South East finest established and emerging artists. Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm Saturday Sunday Monday 9am to 6pm. The artists are all part of the Surrey Sculpture society. (to hear past reviews from 2017 and 2016 be sure to go to "The Review" tab on Suzanne's web page www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html The trail runs from 18th August to 23rd September 2018

To enjoy some open air theatre head to Savill Gardens near Windsor Great Park
23rd August make a date to take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of Hearts, Alice's journey couldn't be filled with more adventure. Presented in beautiful Victorian costume and alive with song, dance and original music, this is a production to delight the entire family. Theatre ticket holders have been granted special access to picnic in the Garden from 5.30pm. Your picnic is not allowed in the performance area. Performance start time: 7:00pm to find out more go to
http://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/en/news-and-events/events/alices-adventures-in-wonderland.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company also presents Shakespeare's best-loved romantic comedy.
A Midsummer Nights Dream Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre.

Theatre ticket holders have been granted special access to picnic in the Garden from 5.30pm.

Your picnic is not allowed in the performance area.

Performance start time: 7:00pm

Please bring your own rugs or low backed seating and be prepared if temperatures drop during the evening.

The company also present Sherlock Holmes on 26th August and Robin hood and his Merry Men 27th August 2018.

June 2018

For a fiesta of fabulous flowers do not miss Fuschias in the Glasshouse at the RHS Wisley Gardens where you can see colourful displays of the RHS Wisley Fuschia display featuring all different colours and sizes. The event runs from 30th June until 19th August 10am to 5.15pm ( last admission 15 minutes before closing time) to book ahead go to https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley

Roll Up Roll up for a Weekend of circus-themed celebrations. Get ready to be artistic at Arts Fest featuring Magic Workshops that run to run from 14-15 July 2018.
The date is set for a weekend of cultural delights at RHS Garden Wisley's ArtsFest on 14-15 July. This year, the unique event is celebrating 250 years of the circus, with circus performances and have-a-go areas, alongside a jovial programme of music, magic and art set to entertain visitors.
Themed zones will be filled with show-stopping acts, all celebrating different artistic skills. Head to the Circus Marquee to enjoy a circus show and gain some skills of your own, with magic and trapeze workshops. Mark Leverage from the Magic Circle will be offering a chance to try your hand at magic in interactive 30 minute workshops. The Performance Marquee is the place to go for inspirational music, poetry and puppetry, with appearances from the String Theatre and Salvation Army Band.
To find out more go to https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley

You don't have to travel to the USA experience that Vegas glitz glamour and a gamut of fabulous acts as Circus Vegas comes to Surrey!

THIS YEAR a new death-defying circus is touring in the United Kingdom, celebrating 250 years of circus performances with the ultimate show to remember. A one-of-a-kind performance, featuring the most talented dare devil performers from across the Globe showcasing this Las Vegas production. Merging Las Vegas Traditions and contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, audiences will be amazed by the jam-packed Circus Vegas with show-stopping performances that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Acts include the Danguir Troupe, who will be preforming a high wire and wheel of death stunt which has never been seen before in the UK, with the troupe flying in all the way from Africa for the performance.
Our stunt riding team will also be performing the Globe of Death. The most death-defying trick ever completed, watch as the group of riders experience G-force similar to that of a fighter pilot, they loop vertically and horizontally all while encased in a mesh sphere. This is one for the petrolheads! Edy the Clown, a legendary figure in the circus industry, will be keeping the audience amused throughout the show, On top of this there will be the Aerial Chandelier, Silks, Hula Hoop, Rocking Rola Rola, Quick Change and our troupe of dancers performing their acts all with unique twists, many of which have never been seen before in the UK.

This really is an event with something for everyone, if you're a petrolhead, theatre-goer, thrillseeker or wanting to see one of the greatest shows of its time, make sure to get your tickets fast.

The show will run for approximately two hours and be housed in a theatre style Circus Big Top, which is climate controlled and features comfortable seating.to nook your seats and find out more go to https://circusvegasuk.com/

Roll up roll up and don't miss all the excitement as the circus comes to |Hersham Green For a limited time Friday 6th July to Sunday 8th July. https://circusvegasuk.com/locations/ the show will also be stopping off in Reigate 20th to the 22nd July.

Ripley rocks with Headliners Cliff BENNETT AND THE REBEL ROUSERS

Ripley Rocks is a fabulous music event a family friendly, annual music that is hitting the big time this year with more bands than ever appearing in the biggest fundraising event of the year organised by Ripley Scouts Group, being held between midday and 10.30pm on Saturday 14th July 2018 at the Old Fire Station in the historic and picturesque village of Ripley in Surrey. The bands appearing are Sultana, Tequilla King, The Paperweights, Free Peace Sweet and many more and of course the headliner is the sensational Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers

Cliff crowned his success with The Rebel Rousers in 1966 with a song written exclusively for him by Lennon & McCartney - "Got To Get You Into My Life" which reached No. 3 in the UK charts, creating a unique British soul sound. Their other hits include: "Back In The USSR", "One Way Love" and "I'll Take You Home".

Reforming for exclusive dates in Uk and Europe with founder members Cliff Bennett Vocals, plus Geoff Nichols Drums and Lars Lundquist Lead Guitar. 6 piece band.

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers were the first London band to be signed by The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein. Their innovative brass sound introduced British youth to soul music. Within three months of Epstein's management, the band had their first UK hit single with "One Way Love" and a tour of Germany with The Beatles. They were the first British band to be signed to the Motown label.

To book ahead and get tickets go to ripleyscouts.org.uk/ripleyrocks/home.asp

As part of their 65th Anniversary tour The Drifters will be on the road with a brand new show and a 60 date tour. The legendary group who have naturally been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be at G live in Guildford for one night only. A night not to be missed! Expect to hear all the big hits and popular favourites to include Saturday Night at the Movies, come on Over to my place, Stand by Me, Under the boardwalk and so many more. Book now for G live show on Saturday 23rd June go to www.glive.co.uk and for the rest of the tour dates go to www.thedrifters.co.uk

Cirque Berserk Britain's biggest theatre-circus spectacular comes to G Live, Guildford from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 June 2018 https://glive.co.uk/Online/tickets-cirque-berserk-guildford-2018.

Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Featuring the world's most hair-raising circus act - the legendary motorcycle "Globe of Death". Make sure you bend over backwards to see this super show! Please note there are 3 shows on Saturday 16th June.

To find out specific times and to book go to https://glive.co.uk/Online/tickets-cirque-berserk-guildford-2018.

May 2018

Cirque Berserk Britain's biggest theatre-circus spectacular comes to G Live, Guildford from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 June 2018 https://glive.co.uk/Online/tickets-cirque-berserk-guildford-2018.

Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Featuring the world's most hair-raising circus act - the legendary motorcycle "Globe of Death". Make sure you bend over backwards to see this super show! Please note there are 3 shows on Saturday 16th June.

To find out specific times and to book go to https://glive.co.uk/Online/tickets-cirque-berserk-guildford-2018.

The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy, arrives at Rose Theatre Kingston for a limited run, Wed 9-Sat 12 May, to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star's untimely death. Featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T. Rex.

This show exposes some of the myths and takes the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through Marc's fascinating life, cut short by a cruel twist of fate. Be sure to book ahead to see the show starring George Mcguire a leading man with local Surrey connections. www.rosetheatrekingston.org

MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY SHOW TO MOONWALK ACROSS UK THIS MONTH! TOURING SELECTED IRELAND/UK VENUES APRIL TO JUNE 2018 - NOT TO BE MISSED!

The fine tuning from producer John Van Grinsven that ultimately made the show a world-wide success. In contrast to other tribute acts amongst the MJ community, the Michael Jackson HIStory Show stays true to a real life Michael Jackson concert with only one solo artist taking the stage; mirroring Michael Jackson's performances for an accurate experience.

The world-class production showcases all of Michael Jackson's greatest hits live on stage, complemented by the famous dance moves that fans all know, love and aspire to do. Star of the show, Dantanio, will be accompanied by a lively six-piece band, four groovy backup dancers and a phenomenal lighting team.

The show features 40 different customised costumes, 20 of which are for the MJ character alone. Over 100 hours have been dedicated to the lighting design, which makes use of 160+ moving lights and over 2000 lighting cues arranged to punctuate and enhance the musical elements of the show. The show will play G live in Guildford 8th May to book go to www.glive.co.uk The Michael Jackson History Show is touring selected venues nationally. Tickets are on sale now! Visit www.mjhistoryshow.com for ticketing and further information.

Shalamar will be performing live across the UK to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the bestselling Friends album. The acclaimed autumn tour took on 23 dates and spring 2018 will be the last chance for the public to hear the songs performed from Shalamar's best selling and most iconic album. They always whip the crowd into a frenzy with classics such as A Night To Remember, I Can Make You Feel Good, Friends, Make That Move, There It Is and I Owe You One. Howard and Jeffrey, together with Carolyn Griffey (the daughter of Solar Records founder Dick Griffey) bring an exciting blend of funk, disco and soul to every live show. One of the most powerful and energetic acts on the circuit today. Shalamar will be supported by Natasha Watts. Don't miss this show as they play G live Guildford Friday 4th May to book go to www.glive.co.uk

Hey people! It's Tim Vine back on tour in his new show Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence. The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won't let up. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do? "Sunsets are in the sky, milk's nice, and I'm an idiot." Don't miss the The punslinger himself will be at The New Victoria Theatre 9th May book now go to www.www.atgtickets.com

April 2018

The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy, arrives at Rose Theatre Kingston for a limited run, Wed 9-Sat 12 May, to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star's untimely death. Featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T. Rex.

This show exposes some of the myths and takes the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through Marc's fascinating life, cut short by a cruel twist of fate. Be sure to book ahead to see the show starring George Mcguire a leading man with local Surrey connections. www.rosetheatrekingston.org

MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY SHOW TO MOONWALK ACROSS UK THIS MONTH! TOURING SELECTED IRELAND/UK VENUES APRIL TO JUNE 2018 - NOT TO BE MISSED!

The fine tuning from producer John Van Grinsven that ultimately made the show a world-wide success. In contrast to other tribute acts amongst the MJ community, the Michael Jackson HIStory Show stays true to a real life Michael Jackson concert with only one solo artist taking the stage; mirroring Michael Jackson's performances for an accurate experience.

The world-class production showcases all of Michael Jackson's greatest hits live on stage, complemented by the famous dance moves that fans all know, love and aspire to do. Star of the show, Dantanio, will be accompanied by a lively six-piece band, four groovy backup dancers and a phenomenal lighting team.

The show features 40 different customised costumes, 20 of which are for the MJ character alone. Over 100 hours have been dedicated to the lighting design, which makes use of 160+ moving lights and over 2000 lighting cues arranged to punctuate and enhance the musical elements of the show. The show will play G live in Guildford 8th May to book go to www.glive.co.uk The Michael Jackson History Show is touring selected venues nationally. Tickets are on sale now! Visit www.mjhistoryshow.com for ticketing and further information.

Shalamar will be performing live across the UK to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the bestselling Friends album. The acclaimed autumn tour took on 23 dates and spring 2018 will be the last chance for the public to hear the songs performed from Shalamar's best selling and most iconic album. They always whip the crowd into a frenzy with classics such as A Night To Remember, I Can Make You Feel Good, Friends, Make That Move, There It Is and I Owe You One. Howard and Jeffrey, together with Carolyn Griffey (the daughter of Solar Records founder Dick Griffey) bring an exciting blend of funk, disco and soul to every live show. One of the most powerful and energetic acts on the circuit today. Shalamar will be supported by Natasha Watts. Don't miss this show as they play G live Guildford Friday 4th May to book go to www.glive.co.uk

Hey people! It's Tim Vine back on tour in his new show Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence. The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won't let up. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do? "Sunsets are in the sky, milk's nice, and I'm an idiot." Don't miss the The punslinger himself will be at The New Victoria Theatre 9th May book now go to www.www.atgtickets.com

Brian Conley is one of Britain's much loved all round entertainers, comedian, host, Award Winning Musical Theatre man, Actor, Presenter Recording artist. Is there nothing Brian cannot do? Find out all about this multitalented man by listening in to Suzanne Hunters World of Arts and Entertainment.
The Brian Conley show was the most watched light entertainment show LWT have ever seen it really was must watch series and one of the most popular variety shows ever produced featuring sketches, spoofs and songs. Brian has garnered many awards Time After Time was named "Best ITV Sitcom" at the 1994 British Comedy Awards, Brian was also nominated for his tour de force performance of Jolson in Jolson the Musical won in 2008 a TMA Best performance award for the Music Man and has played leading roles to great aplomb in renowned hits such a Fagin In Oliver. Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl as well as Barnum in Barnum and Edna Turnblad in Hairspray to name but a few West End smash hits. Brian is also a recording artist with albums ranging from Brian Conley s ings, Let the Good Times Roll, and Stage to Stage Brian has also proved he has twinkle toes when in 2017 he starred in Strictly come dancing.

Performing and hosting at the Palladium Brian is currently presenting Buy it now a a brand new studio entertainment show for Channel 4 where the audience decide which brand new products are so innovative - and pitched so perfectly - that you just have to buy them. You will also determine whether products can be sold to a selection of the nation's biggest retailers who can supersize the orders and transform the lives of the inventors.

The multi-talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to perform LIVE at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking on Sunday 22 April and New Wimbledon 9th June this time with his brand-new variety show The Greatest Entertainer (In His Price Range. Be quick to book the show on Sunday www.atgtickets.com/shows and for all other shows up and down the UK be sure to go to www.brianconley.com

Described by NBC as "the most incredible show" Champions Of Magic is one of the world's biggest illusion spectaculars. With over 30 million online views between them, this cast of Britain's top magicians includes award winning tricksters presenting daring grand illusions, stunning close-up magic and incredible mind reading.

The 5 world-class illusionists of Champions Of Magic tour the UK from March 25th to May 5th following sold out shows across the globe, five star rave reviews and a run in Londonĵs West End. They will be playing at G live In Guildford on Monday 9th April be sure to book go to www.glive.co.uk

Be sure to take a look at the video Trailer.
From the Producers of That'll be the Day and direct from the West End comes Walk Right Back, a brand-new musical production telling the story of the most successful duo of all time – The Everly Brothers. Follow the brothers' rise from humble country beginnings to the biggest duo act the world had ever seen, then their inevitable split and decade-long feud, to the magnificent reunion that gave them back to the world, and back to each other. Don't lose that loving feeling walk right back to Epsom playhouse at the show plays there Saturday 7th April. To book go to www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk To find out about other tour dates go to www.walkrightback.com.
Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George's Grandmother. George's Grandmother likes to gobble up slugs and bugs, and is always telling George what to do. But one day, when his parents leave him alone with the grizzly old grunion, George takes his chance and sets about creating a brand new medicine to cure her of her cruelty. Little does he know that his perilous potion will be the start of a rather marvellous adventure.

Following the success of The Twits and The Witches, Rose Theatre Kingston's magnificent new co-production with Curve, Leicester of George's Marvellous Medicine it promises to be yet another hugely imaginative and entertaining stage adaptation, bursting with growing grannies, feathery farm animals and bags of frothbuggling family fun. Join us this Easter to see Roald Dahl's treasured tale brought to phizz-whizzing life! To book go to www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/georges-marvellous-medicine.
The show runs in the main Auditorium Wed 28 Mar - Sat 07 Apr.

March 2018

Described by NBC as "the most incredible show" Champions Of Magic is one of the world's biggest illusion spectaculars. With over 30 million online views between them, this cast of Britain's top magicians includes award winning tricksters presenting daring grand illusions, stunning close-up magic and incredible mind reading.

The 5 world-class illusionists of Champions Of Magic tour the UK from March 25th to May 5th following sold out shows across the globe, five star rave reviews and a run in Londonĵs West End. They will be playing at G live In Guildford on Monday 9th April be sure to book go to www.glive.co.uk

Be sure to take a look at the video Trailer.
From the Producers of That'll be the Day and direct from the West End comes Walk Right Back, a brand-new musical production telling the story of the most successful duo of all time – The Everly Brothers. Follow the brothers' rise from humble country beginnings to the biggest duo act the world had ever seen, then their inevitable split and decade-long feud, to the magnificent reunion that gave them back to the world, and back to each other. Don't lose that loving feeling walk right back to Epsom playhouse at the show plays there Saturday 7th April. To book go to www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk To find out about other tour dates go to www.walkrightback.com.
Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George's Grandmother. George's Grandmother likes to gobble up slugs and bugs, and is always telling George what to do. But one day, when his parents leave him alone with the grizzly old grunion, George takes his chance and sets about creating a brand new medicine to cure her of her cruelty. Little does he know that his perilous potion will be the start of a rather marvellous adventure.

Following the success of The Twits and The Witches, Rose Theatre Kingston's magnificent new co-production with Curve, Leicester of George's Marvellous Medicine it promises to be yet another hugely imaginative and entertaining stage adaptation, bursting with growing grannies, feathery farm animals and bags of frothbuggling family fun. Join us this Easter to see Roald Dahl's treasured tale brought to phizz-whizzing life! To book go to www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/georges-marvellous-medicine.
The show runs in the main Auditorium Wed 28 Mar - Sat 07 Apr.

Mums the word this Sunday 11th but don't keep it to yourself as this Mother's Day you are in for a treat at the RHS Wisley gardens!
Treat mum to spring colour and sweet indulgences this Mothering Sunday weekend, 10 - 11 March 2018. Soak up spring with a Mother's Day weekend walk at Wisley. Visit the orchard for the first blossom and be uplifted by carpets of spring-flowering bulbs on the Alpine Meadow. Early camellias will also be giving a taste of things to come on Battleston Hill and in Oakwood; C. x williamsii "Donation" leads the charge with its showy, light rose-pink flowers.
On 10 March, the Orchid Show is a must-see for its colourful displays of rare orchids, unusual plants for sale, free orchid care workshops and the chance to get advice from friendly experts from the Orchid Society of Great Britain. Round off your visit with a delicious Taste of Wisley treat in one of our tempting eateries. For something extra special, you can treat mum to a delicious two-course Mothering Sunday lunch or afternoon tea in the Terrace Room. to book in advance be sure to go to
www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-gardens/Mothering-Sunday-with-the-RHS|

From March 24th – 15th April be Sure to spring into action for Easter at Wisley - Wisley is the perfect place for a day out this Easter. The garden is bursting into bloom and there's a fun family activity every day: make a crown or sun catcher, sow seeds to take home, or watch fabulous bird of prey demonstrations. And don't miss the return of the delicious Lindt Gold Bunny hunt! You'll be hopping mad if you miss it! to book ahead go to www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/whats-on/easter-at-wisley

Join Ballet Theatre as they enter the enchanting and magical realm of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Be transported to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Lovers, fairies, mischief and moonlight conspire in Shakespeare's classic tale.

Plays as part of its tour The Harlequin Theatre in Redhill. To book go to www.harlequintheatre.co.uk Showing Times: Wednesday 21 March at 7.30pm

Lights, Camera, Ballroom! Pasha Kovalev winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2014, returns with his BRAND NEW new show "The Magic of Hollywood".

This amazing new show, created by Pasha and his long time dance partner Anya Garnis, will be jam packed with sequins, glitz and glamour as Pasha takes to the stage with his sensational dancers and they perform "Oscar worthy performances" all set to a Hollywood theme. A night for all the family and not to be missed!

Pasha arrived in the UK in 2011 as one of the professionals on Strictly Come Dancing. His first celebrity partner was Chelsee Healey and they became the nation's favorites when they were runners up to the coveted title. In following years Pasha was partnered with celebrities including Kimberley Walsh, Rachel Riley, Naga Munchetty, Carol Kirkwood, Chizzy Akudolu and of course winning a Strictly Trophy in 2014 with television presenter Caroline Flack.

After the huge success of his tours Life Through Dance, It's All About You and Let's Dance The Night Away over the last few years, Pasha will be joined again by his spectacular dancers in an evening of live singing, dance, Hollywood glamour and fun!

In every theatre, Pasha invites a local dance school to perform on stage with him. An incredible opportunity to showcase amazing young talented dancers as a part of Pasha's new show.

It's a dazzling, sensational, stunning, unforgettable, unique, uplifting and interactive show which will entertain audiences of all ages. A perfect night out for fans of Pasha, Dance, Ballroom, Hollywood, and of course, Strictly Come Dancing.

Dancing into the Harlequin Theatre on March 15th & Friday March 16th at 7.30pm to book go to www.harlequintheatre.co.uk The show also plays as part of its tour at G Live, Guildford Wednesday 18 April 2018, 7.30pm to book go to www.glive.co.uk

The Embroidery girl is a new show Set in the Qing dynasty, a legendary story of embroidery Master Xiu Niang's life, loves and the accomplishment of a venerated Embroidery Art Bible against the backdrop of a rigid male dominated society.

This balletic work, a heady blend of Chinese folk, classical and contemporary dance, has West-End production values as well as distinctly Chinese feel, exotic music and sumptuous costumes.

Sublimely beautiful choreography by Zhao Ming, world renowned choreographer, many of his epic productions are known in the west such as: Dream of the Red Chamber, Farewell My Concubine, acrobatic Swan Lake, etc. His fame in the Chinese dance world is equivalent to that of film director Zhang Yimao in the film industry.

Stunning dance display by Zhang Yashu, a beautiful Chinese dance superstar, her distinctive style, technically beautiful yet emotionally resonant, stands out and sets the benchmark for others to follow. Her skillful leaps, lifts and stances always win audience applause.

Striking Stage Art by Zhang Jiwen, a multi award winning contemporary stage designer. In this dance drama, he masterfully handles the perspective using grids and geometric patterns to communicate dramatic scale and depth. The Embroidery Girl is a spectacular tour de force of stage visual display- making this a must see show. For more details, visit https://www.ms-l.co.uk/the-embroidery-girl the show is on 29th March The Embroidery girl G live www.glive.co.uk

Tina Turner the Musical starts from March 21st Aldwych theatre world Premiere in March. To book for this show go to https://tinathemusical.com/ Main Auditorium Fri 13 Apr - Sun 06 May

To mark the Rose's 10th anniversary, we are thrilled to present a major revival of Shakespeare's masterpiece, Much Ado About Nothing, starring celebrated actress and TV presenter Mel Giedroyc.
A Rose Theatre Kingston, Granville & Parham Productions and Antic Face co-production Directed by Simon Dormandy | Starring Mel Giedroyc Starring Mel Giedroyc as Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing is a Rose co-production with Granville & Parham Productions and Antic Face. A household name for her television presenting and comedy work, Mel's theatre credits include Luce (Southwark Playhouse), Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour (UK Tour), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Playhouse Theatre), Eurobeat (Novello) and New Boy (Trafalgar Studios).


Hey people! It's Tim Vine back on tour in his new show Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence. The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won't let up. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do? "Sunsets are in the sky, milk's nice, and I'm an idiot." Don't miss the The punslinger himself will be at G Live Guildford Friday 16th March 8pm to book now go to www.glive.co.uk

The 5 world-class illusionists that make up the Champions Of Magic return to the UK for their 2018 national tour following sold out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a run in London's West End.

With over 20 million online views between them, this cast of Britain's top magicians includes international award winners presenting daring grand illusions, stunning close-up magic and incredible mind reading. Their skills have been seen around the world on TV with appearances on ITV's The Next Great Magician, Good Morning Britain & Penn & Teller: Fool Us, CNN's A Quest For Magic, and NBC's Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon.

Witness the impossible, including disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart stopping finale, all presented with lighting and special effects to rival the biggest theatrical spectacles.

Broadway World described the cast as "5 of the world's finest magicians", Wales Online called the magic "So mind-boggling that I won't even attempt to describe it" and The List added Spectacular feats of mindreading, vanishing tricks and close-up magic will have you guessing for weeks. Champions Of Magic has been seen by thousands across the UK and North America, now is your chance to see why fans return to see the country's biggest touring illusion show time and time again. Dont miss this show on Monday 9th April, book now at www.glive.co.uk or glive.co.uk/Online/champions-of-magic-2018

The Dublin Legends, Sean Cannon, Paul Watchorn, Gerry O'Connor & Shay Kavanagh have over 100 years of performing with The Dubliners between them and will continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band & many more. Late last year the band suffered a huge loss when guitarist and founder, Eamonn Campbell, passed away while they were on tour in Holland. Even though he had been in poor health it was still a massive shock. The lads asked an old friend, Shay Kavanagh, if he would like to come on the road with them and, thankfully, Shay readily agreed. Shay is a stalwart of the Irish Folk Music scene. He was a founding member of General Humbert with the great Mary Black and has played with The Dublin City Ramblers for many years.

The band decided it was time to go back to the studio and record a brand new CD which is now ready for release. The Dublin Sessions will feature 16 newly recorded tracks and includes some old favourites & classics that the lads wanted to get down on disc. The Leaving of Liverpool, Schooldays Over, Pub with No Beer, Rambling Rover, Hand Me Down My Bible and some scorching tunes from Gerry O'Connor: Billy in The Low Ground/The Temperance Reel and of course, Seven Drunken Nights.

It promises to be one hell of a party! Book now go to
glive.co.uk/Online/tickets-dublin-legends-guildford-2018

February 2018

If you love action and film then Banff Film Festival is for you. The 2018 Banff Tour has an action packed film programme of short films showcasing the latest and best films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival.

The collection of short action films all feature intrepid explorers on inspirational journeys in the wildest corners of the globe, getting behind the psyche of these characters who push themselves to their utmost limits. Audiences don't need to be hardened explorers themselves to enjoy the show though – it appeals to anyone with a spirit of adventure and a love of the great outdoors. There are also free prizes giveaways to add to the excitement! Take a look at this thrilling trailer to get a taster, https://youtu.be/ZiXDVzhh9PE.
The show comes to G live Guildford from 13th February until 11th April to book ahead go to www.glive.co.uk and To find out more go to www.banff-uk.com/tickets.

Fans of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde are in for a treat as David Edgar adapt for the stage an exciting new version for this Rose co-production with Touring Consortium Theatre Company. This twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic gothic thriller stars Phil Daniels as the extraordinary Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

During one of his audacious experiments trying to separate good from evil, the well-respected Dr Jekyll inadvertently unleashes an alternative personality the fiendish Mr Hyde.

As this sinister figure starts causing terror and havoc in foggy London, Jekyll must race to find a cure for his monstrous alter-ego before it takes over for good.

Swopping Park life to Victorian life is Phil Daniels whose' extensive and varied credits include Jimmy Cooper in Quadrophenia, Richards in Scum and Kevin Wicks in EastEnders. He has worked with the RSC and National Theatre and has appeared on stage in productions as diverse as Les Miserables and This House. The show runs from 9th until 17th February. To book ahead go to www.rosetheatrekingston.org

The Daily Mail have called "Curtains" One of the funniest plays, whilst also being one of the most profound and painful Last performed in 1987, "Curtains" won the London Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. The play is directed by the Royal Court's former Associate Director, Lindsay Posner, whose theatre credits include Abigail's Party, The End of Longing, Hay Fever and Relatively Speaking Curtains will open at the Rose Theatre Kingston from 22nd February until 17th March. To book in advance go to www.rosetheatrekingston.org

Following on from his smash hit success at Jermyn Street Theatre Suzanne's former guest Jeffrey Holland is back wowing audiences with his portrayal of the comic genius Stan Laurel partner to Oliver Hardy in the show "And This is my Friend Mr Laurel" the one man show runs at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick from 15th until 17th February to book go to www.tabardtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/and-this-is-my-friend-mr-laurel. You can hear Suzanne Interview Jeffrey anytime 24/7 by visiting www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html and clicking on the picture of Jeffrey Holland.

Eugenius! - the most hotly anticipated new musical you've never seen – is finally getting its shot at stardom in January 2018! It's kicking off a strictly limited run at The Other Palace in Victoria, London, and you really have to be there to catch it.

There's been plenty of underground word-of-mouth, and one 'concert' performance - a sold-out, queues-round-the-block, one-nighter at the London Palladium.

But now the show is hitting the big time! Eugenius! boasts a ton of totally original songs that you'll go nuts for even on first hearing - Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins have written a show full of instantly addictive hits - and they'll be buzzing in your brain for the rest of the year.

Plus there's a sassy script that'll make you laugh, gasp, sing, cry, and shout 'Go Eugenius!' along with everyone else.

This is a show where geeks rule, dreams do come true, and everyone finds the superhero inside themselves - now they know where to look.

Honestly? You already need to see it again! #GoEugenius

The show Runs from 22 January - 3 March 2018 to book go to Produced by Warwick Davies – Director Ian Talbot www.theotherpalace.co.uk/whats-on

Cirque du Soleil returns to the iconic Royal Albert Hall in 2018 with its never before seen in the UK show, OVO!

A colourful carnival of crazy crickets, amazing ants and flexible fleas, OVO uncovers the natural world at our feet. Rush headlong into an ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and love.

Crawling with fun, OVO is a non-stop riot of energy and movement featuring many of Cirque du Soleil's mind-blowing signature acts including a stunning 14m high flying trapeze act – the biggest of its kind!

OVO will keep the whole family buzzing!

Cirque De Soleil new and exciting show OVO will be dazzling audiences at the Royal Albert Hall from 7th Jan -4th March to book for this stunning show be sure to go to
www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2018/cirque-du-soleil-ovo/

www.cirquedusoleil.com/ovo

Back To Bacharach is an exciting production recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless masterpieces and featuring some of the finest West End vocalists, accompanied by the amazing Magic Moments Orchestra.

All of his greatest hits are featured in this amazing two hour show including, Alfie, What The World Needs Now, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer, What's New Pussycat, Trains & Boats & Planes, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many more.

Burt Bacharach is a legend of popular music who has won 6 Grammy Awards and 3 Academy awards with over 70 top 40 hits in the USA and over 50 top 40 hits in the UK, which have been recorded by many successful artists throughout the years including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and The Beatles to name a few.

Friday 19th Jan 7.30pm at www.Glive.co.uk

Winter magic and enchantment is heading to Guildford in January 2018! This concert-style cirque production features stunning choreography, breathtaking vocals and mesmerizing cirque performers at Cirque Enchantment

The show follows a young girl with a big imagination as she reads her enchanted storybook The Circus and it comes to life live on stage. What follows is an adventure through good and evil lead by the captivating vocals of Miss Enchantra. With an eclectic musical soundtrack that offers something for everyone, including current hits from One Direction, Sia, Paloma Faith, Rihanna and Beyonce in addition to a mix of classical, rock, dance and classic favourites. Cirque Enchantment is a striking production that will delight adults and children in equal measure. Creative Director & Writer Stuart Glover who has produced entertainment in the USA, UK and Europe said "Enchantment is an exciting new production with a modern contemporary feel. If you are a fan of pop music, dance and circus then this is the show for you. We want to fill those cold Winter afternoons and evenings with some breathtaking magic." The show is at Glive on 1st Feb to book go to www.Glive.co.uk

With it being Year of the Dog in 2018 don't miss the show Chinese New Year Enchantment

Come and join the celebration as Chinese New Year lands in Guildford with a unique and exciting show of cultural spectacle.

Touring across the country to celebrate the biggest festive event on Chinese calendar, "Chinese New Year Extravaganza" features a team of performers showcasing amazing Chinese performing arts. From the cheerful spirit of the auspicious Lion Dance, to the majestic and awe-inspiring contortion, the show is a colourful display of Chinese cultural tradition.

Witness the daring stunts of Chinese acrobatics alongside energetic kung fu performance, the ancient magic of Face Changing and more.

The show will be at Glive on Monday 5th Feb www.Glive.co.uk

Cirque Beserk Now in its fifth thrilling year, Cirque Berserk! returns to The Peacock to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the invention of circus, with a jaw-dropping spectacular that combines contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action.

This talented troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, daredevil stuntmen and the world's most hair-raising circus act, the legendary motorcycle Globe of Death.

The show runs from 5th February – 17th February at The Peacock Theatre London Ticket office: 020 7863 8222 or go to peacocktheatre.com/whats-on/zippos-cirque-berserk/

When the night falls the tango is revealed in its most authentic and pure form. Tango after Dark is an intimate and sensual performance with exquisitely danced choreography to the wonderful rhythms of the great Astor Piazzolla.

Tango superstar German Cornejo leads his superb dance company of 10 world-class Argentinean dancers in this mesmerising new show.

Accompanied by two sensational singers and seven musicians playing tango classics, this is an unforgettable evening that will keep your passion for tango burning deep into the night. Tango after Dark runs at Peacock Theatre from 28 Feb - 17 Mar 2018

January 2018

T.Rextasy, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, return to venues across the UK in 2018 transporting audiences back to relive the good old days of the 1970's.

The skilled musicianship of Danielz (Vocals & Lead Guitar), Neil Cross (Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals), Rob Butterfield (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals) and John Skelton (Drums) lets the timeless music and legacy of Marc Bolan and T.Rex live on, performing everything from 20th Century Boy to Children of the Revolution as well as Telegraph Sam to Hot Love with superb authenticity.

Danielz, lead vocalist and lead guitarist, said "I absolutely love playing the songs of T.Rex. It's the actual buzz one gets of going on stage and giving the audience a live experience. Fans are coming to have a good time, and when I see people smiling and doing just that it makes it really worthwhile."

This full-on concert showcases all of the hits and more, with both electric and acoustic performances, faithfully recreating the energy and performance of Marc Bolan and T.Rex. Truly a rock'n'roll concert for all ages - If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!

TREXTASY comes to New Victoria Theatre, Woking – Saturday 13th January 7.30pm
Tickets: £23.00 – £28.00 plus £2.85 transaction fee
Box Office: 0844 871 7645
To book go to Website: atgtickets.com/woking
For Full tour dates go to For full tour dates visit www.sweeneyentertainments.co.uk

Missing Strictly come Dancing already? Well never fear Dance to the Music is here a new exciting must see dance show like no other! Created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff - one of the most renowned dancers and choreographers from the popular BBC1 Strictly Come Dancing TV show. A full cast of dancers, plus two amazing singers, including Chris Maloney (X Factor finalist).
Dance to the Music will present to the audience the one and only dance show in theatrical history, which will feature ALL styles of dancing. The audience will experience the evolution of dance through musical eras, starting from the roaring twenties, with tap and Charleston, going through every decade of dance crazes up to modern day Ballroom and Latin!

Argentine Tango, Lindy Hop, Jive, Rock-n-Roll, Funk, Waltz, Disco, Breakdancing, Street, Contemporary Ballet, and Salsa are just a few spectacular styles which will be presented to you by our incredible and versatile team of dancers, performed to your favourite ultimate music hits of all time - you will be jumping from your seats to join in!
Don't miss this great show book now go to www.glive.co.uk

Aaron and the Argonauts are an exciting band who fuse classic jazz funk sensibilities with twists of electronica and Cuban, Brazilian and Jamaican traditions. The six piece band are an international collective of musicians from the U.K., Cuba, Brazil, Switzerland, Italy & Germany. Together they create beautiful, passionate and highly original music, with earworm melodies and dance friendly rhythms. Expect Jazz, Bossa Nova, Funk, Alt Rock, Gospel and Drum 'n' Bass. Quality Nourishment for Your Mind Soul and Spirit!

Originally a garage band duo, Aaron and The Argonauts met at Covent Garden Opera House while performing in Carlos Acosta's Cubania. They grew into a multinational collective of master musicians and singers, led by former Amy Winehouse sax player Aaron Liddard. Aaron has also performed with the likes of Prince, Marco Parker and the Boomtown Rats with Bob Geldof.

The band have a new single out called Together Forever which is fantastic. To view the bands You Tube channel go https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx2F_YS2qUWTqwqkEpcoFXA

Get to see the band live as they perform locally on Thurs 25th Jan at The Ram Jam Club, 46 Richmond Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 5EE. Tickets £10 to reserve please call 020 8617 9860 On stage 8.30pm They will also play Friday 2nd Feb, Hoochie Coochie Club, 54 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6SF 0191 222 0130 Free entry. On stage 8pm.

To find out more go to www.aaronandtheargonauts.com

Spectacular 'Butterflies in The Glasshouse' exhibit returns to RHS Garden Wisley.

The vibrant Butterflies in The Glasshouse exhibit returns to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Wisley from 13 January-4 March 2018, providing a tropical retreat for visitors this winter. You can expect to see more than 50 species of exotic free-flying butterflies will inhabit the Tropical Zone of the cathedral-like Glasshouse for this eye-catching exhibit. The special guests will showcase their magnificent colours, patterns and form amongst lush-tropical plantings, such as palm trees, bananas, bromeliads and climbers, as well as aquatic plants that thrive in the warm jungle pool.

New species of butterflies such as Graphium doson and Papilio paris, will be joining vibrant favourites for 2018, such as Morpho peleides, Kallima inachus and Siproeta stelene. The Graphium doson is a black tropical butterfly with pale blue semi-transparent central wing bands that are formed by large spots and is widespread throughout Southeast Asia. Papilio paris, the Paris peacock, a striking species of swallowtail butterfly found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Pick up a s potter guide on arrival to identify the ones you have seen. (You can see pictures of previous years Butterflies and this years by going to @Suzhunterradio Twitter and Facebook Suzanne Hunters World of Arts and Entertainment)

To book ahead be sure to go to at www.rhs.org.uk/wisley

Comedian Stephen K Amos is back on the road with his brand new tour 'Bread and Circuses'. He's bringing his show to the Epsom Playhouse on Tuesday 23rd January.As seen on UKTV's Celebrity Storage Hunters and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, BBC1's Live At The Apollo and Have I Got News For You, as well as the fourth series of What Does The K Stand For? on BBC Radio 4.

To book and for further information go to www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk and for the full tour go to www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com/bandg-tour-bread-and-circuses.html

The 80s are back as these three legendary stars join forces for an incredible concert experience. A triple Bill of 80's Legends. Go West. Nik Kershaw and T'Pau. GO WEST With millions of albums sales and iconic hits such as We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, King Of Wishful Thinking, Wouldn't It Be Good, The Riddle, I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Heart and Soul and the classic China in Your Hand, this authentic eighties triple header is not to be missed. NIK KERSHAW Nik Kershaw first achieved chart success sin 1984 with Wouldn't It Be Good?, followed by other classics such as I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me and The Riddle. A prolific writer for other artists, Nik also penned the number one single The One and Only for Chesney Hawkes. T'PAU T'Pau's first single Heart and Soul was released in 1987 and initially found success in the US after being featured in a Pepe Jeans commercial, before charting in the UK. Their biggest hit China in Your Hand hit the top spot in the UK later that year, and stayed at number 1 for five weeks.

Don't miss this show on 4th February at New Victoria Theatre Woking Peacocks Centre, Woking, Surrey , GU21 6GQ Box Office: 0844 871 7645 WEBSITE: www.atgtickets.com/woking

Heading from your TV screen to a theatre near you, Lucy Porter is set to embark on a national tour with her smash hit Edinburgh Fringe show Choose Your Battles from 2nd February 2018.

Lucy is a regular face and voice on TV and radio panel shows having appeared on QI, Mock the Week, Argumental, Insert Name Here, Have I Got News for You, Clive Anderson's Chat Room, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, What the Dickens?, Room 101 and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. To find out more of the entire tour date go to Website: www.lucyporter.co.uk

Eugenius! - the most hotly anticipated new musical you've never seen – is finally getting its shot at stardom in January 2018! It's kicking off a strictly limited run at The Other Palace in Victoria, London, and you really have to be there to catch it.

There's been plenty of underground word-of-mouth, and one 'concert' performance - a sold-out, queues-round-the-block, one-nighter at the London Palladium.

But now the show is hitting the big time! Eugenius! boasts a ton of totally original songs that you'll go nuts for even on first hearing - Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins have written a show full of instantly addictive hits - and they'll be buzzing in your brain for the rest of the year.

Plus there's a sassy script that'll make you laugh, gasp, sing, cry, and shout 'Go Eugenius!' along with everyone else.

This is a show where geeks rule, dreams do come true, and everyone finds the superhero inside themselves - now they know where to look.

Honestly? You already need to see it again! #GoEugenius

The show Runs from 22 January - 3 March 2018 to book go to Produced by Warwick Davies – Director Ian Talbot www.theotherpalace.co.uk/whats-on

Cirque du Soleil returns to the iconic Royal Albert Hall in 2018 with its never before seen in the UK show, OVO!

A colourful carnival of crazy crickets, amazing ants and flexible fleas, OVO uncovers the natural world at our feet. Rush headlong into an ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and love.

Crawling with fun, OVO is a non-stop riot of energy and movement featuring many of Cirque du Soleil's mind-blowing signature acts including a stunning 14m high flying trapeze act – the biggest of its kind!

OVO will keep the whole family buzzing!

Cirque De Soleil new and exciting show OVO will be dazzling audiences at the Royal Albert Hall from 7th Jan -4th March to book for this stunning show be sure to go to
www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2018/cirque-du-soleil-ovo/

www.cirquedusoleil.com/ovo

Back To Bacharach is an exciting production recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless masterpieces and featuring some of the finest West End vocalists, accompanied by the amazing Magic Moments Orchestra.

All of his greatest hits are featured in this amazing two hour show including, Alfie, What The World Needs Now, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer, What's New Pussycat, Trains & Boats & Planes, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many more.

Burt Bacharach is a legend of popular music who has won 6 Grammy Awards and 3 Academy awards with over 70 top 40 hits in the USA and over 50 top 40 hits in the UK, which have been recorded by many successful artists throughout the years including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and The Beatles to name a few.

Friday 19th Jan 7.30pm at www.Glive.co.uk

Winter magic and enchantment is heading to Guildford in January 2018! This concert-style cirque production features stunning choreography, breathtaking vocals and mesmerizing cirque performers at Cirque Enchantment

The show follows a young girl with a big imagination as she reads her enchanted storybook The Circus and it comes to life live on stage. What follows is an adventure through good and evil lead by the captivating vocals of Miss Enchantra. With an eclectic musical soundtrack that offers something for everyone, including current hits from One Direction, Sia, Paloma Faith, Rihanna and Beyonce in addition to a mix of classical, rock, dance and classic favourites. Cirque Enchantment is a striking production that will delight adults and children in equal measure. Creative Director & Writer Stuart Glover who has produced entertainment in the USA, UK and Europe said "Enchantment is an exciting new production with a modern contemporary feel. If you are a fan of pop music, dance and circus then this is the show for you. We want to fill those cold Winter afternoons and evenings with some breathtaking magic." The show is at Glive on 1st Feb to book go to www.Glive.co.uk

With it being Year of the Dog in 2018 don't miss the show Chinese New Year Enchantment

Come and join the celebration as Chinese New Year lands in Guildford with a unique and exciting show of cultural spectacle.

Touring across the country to celebrate the biggest festive event on Chinese calendar, "Chinese New Year Extravaganza" features a team of performers showcasing amazing Chinese performing arts. From the cheerful spirit of the auspicious Lion Dance, to the majestic and awe-inspiring contortion, the show is a colourful display of Chinese cultural tradition.

Witness the daring stunts of Chinese acrobatics alongside energetic kung fu performance, the ancient magic of Face Changing and more.

The show will be at Glive on Monday 5th Feb www.Glive.co.uk

Cirque Beserk Now in its fifth thrilling year, Cirque Berserk! returns to The Peacock to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the invention of circus, with a jaw-dropping spectacular that combines contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action.

This talented troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, daredevil stuntmen and the world's most hair-raising circus act, the legendary motorcycle Globe of Death.

The show runs from 5th February – 17th February at The Peacock Theatre London Ticket office: 020 7863 8222 or go to peacocktheatre.com/whats-on/zippos-cirque-berserk/

When the night falls the tango is revealed in its most authentic and pure form. Tango after Dark is an intimate and sensual performance with exquisitely danced choreography to the wonderful rhythms of the great Astor Piazzolla.

Tango superstar German Cornejo leads his superb dance company of 10 world-class Argentinean dancers in this mesmerising new show.

Accompanied by two sensational singers and seven musicians playing tango classics, this is an unforgettable evening that will keep your passion for tango burning deep into the night. Tango after Dark runs at Peacock Theatre from 28 Feb - 17 Mar 2018

December 2017

Cinderella on Ice is one the newest attractions to Hyde Park's ever popular Winter Wonderland.
The Incredibly talented Imperial Ice Stars bring Cinderella on Ice.
The Imperial Ice Stars' third production, Cinderella on Ice, had its world premiere in New Zealand in July 2008 and now the UK is lucky to get to see a show that combines powerful storytelling and world-class ice skating. Be amazed by the elegant choreography, the state-of-the-art projection and special effects such as rain, fire and flying. With a cast of 18 World, European and National Championship level skaters, the performance will encompass high-speed throws, incredible lifts and jump sequences some only seen in Olympic arenas and some never attempted before, including breath taking high speed throws and incredible lifts and lift sequences.
Cinderella on Ice is conceived and choreographed by Tony Mercer, widely regarded as the world's leading creator of theatre on ice, together with the highly respected ice coach Evgeny Platov, dual Olympic gold medallist and four time World Champion, and Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski, the 2006 and 2007 ice dancing World Champions.

The show runs from 17th November until 1st January 2019. To find out more and book be sure to go to http://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/attraction/cinderella-on-ice/
www.imperialicestars.com/cinderella-on-ice

Don't miss JOE BROWN SOLO UK TOUR 2017/2018 "JUST JOE" With Special Guest – Henry Gross The stories and music from over 50 years in the business! Special Double Album released October 6th.

Of course Joe Brown MBE is well known for being one of the UK's original rock 'n' roll guitar pioneers. More recently, since The Concert For George, he's become the leading light and staunch champion of the ukulele. His history is unique and remarkable. From the days of music hall and growing up in an East End pub through the skiffle era of Lonnie Donegan then jumping, almost overnight, into rock'n'roll, Joe's seen it all. Keith Richards respects him, George Harrison loved him, the Beatles supported him, Mark Knopfler plays with him. The man is unique. He's been a radio star, a TV personality, an actor and, not least, the head of a musical dynasty. To say this man has a few stories is an understatement – and on this tour he's going to tell them! Joe will play at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking 12th November and many more dates in a 69 date tour, To book go to www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre and to find out all about tour dates go to www.joebrown.co.uk/2017-201-just-joe-tour-dates/

Rescheduled from June to December do not miss Jay Kay and Jamiroquai on their latest tour as they play at the 02 Arena 2nd and 6th December as part of their #Automaton Tour. To book for a brilliant show go to www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/jamiroquai as well as http://jamiroquai.com/

Its time to feel that Christmas Glow! Don't miss Wisley's magical Christmas Glow illuminations, 1 December - 3 January
Christmas Glow returns from 1 December 2017 – 3 January 2018, bringing the winter evenings alive with fantastical giant flowers, dramatic installations and illuminated trees.

Wander the trail to see the light playing on our iconic trees, floating installations creating rippling reflections on the water, and stunning views of the Laboratory reflected in the Jellicoe Canal.

Don't miss their beautiful Glasshouse display, this year inspired by the 1837 poem A visit from St Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore. You can also walk into a festive woodland glade, complete with poinsettia 'trees', ferns, red flowering azaleas and an abandoned sleigh. Can you find the missing reindeer? Delight in the Arts & Crafts stockings hanging over the chimney, surrounded by 10 Christmas trees decorated by local schools. To book and find out more go to www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/whats-on/Christmas-Glow-at-Wisley

The Stylistics Greatest Hits in Concert
G Live, Guildford Thursday 16 November 2017, 7.30pm The Stylistics are known instantly for their recognisable hits such as the Grammy nominated You Make Me Feel Brand New plus numerous classics including Can't Give You Anything (But My Love), Let's Put it All Together, Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart, You Are Everything, Betcha By Golly Wow plus lots more. They are one of the most iconic and best selling soul groups in history.

The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breathtaking, plying everyone with the hits that made them a household name. It's a show not to be missed!

Ballet Theatre UK: performs The Nutcracker One of Tchaikovsky's most famous compositions and a popular Christmas ballet presentation, The Nutcracker, will be brought to life by Ballet Theatre UK, at The Harlequin this November This well-loved traditional Christmas ballet will be performed in a unique setting with 24 international dancers, from companies around the world. Showing Times: Saturday 18th November at 3.00pm To book go to www.harlequintheatre.co.uk

Celebrated across the world for their stunning live performances, films and TV appearances, BalletBoyz are back with three brand new works and the return of an audience favourite. For the new works in the first half of Fourteen Days choreographers Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Ivan Perez and Christopher Wheeldon were teamed with composers Scott Walker, Joby Talbot, Charlotte Harding and Keaton Henson and each given just fourteen days to create their pieces. Playing with the concept of balance and imbalance, the result is an exciting and varied programme of dance and music. Fallen forms the second half of the evening, choreographed by Russell Maliphant and set to a powerful score by French film composer Armand Amar. Fallen won the National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography in 2013.

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to Guildford with a production, guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!

It's Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy's audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!

Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can't Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.

Don't miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days - let your hair down and book now! 27th November until 2nd December Hairspray
Monday 27 November- Saturday 2 December - 7.30pm
Wednesday 29 November & Saturday 2 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm Go to www.glive.co.uk

Suzanne's former guest Dr Hooks Dennis Lecorriere is on tour having played Dorking Halls Dennis will also be appearing at G Live in Guildford on 7th December.

Following a series of sell-out performances in 2016, the Timeless tour of the UK has been extended into 2017 due to overwhelming public demand!

From the very beginnings of Dr Hook to the height of their success, Dennis Locorriere was the unmistakable voice of the band's biggest hits and best loved songs. Receiving more than 70 Platinum & Gold Discs, Dr Hook have reached legendary status in many countries.

Reviving special memories with classics such as Sylvia's Mother, Sexy Eyes, A Little Bit More, When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman, Sharing The Night Together, The Cover Of Rolling Stone and Queen Of The Silver Dollar , don't miss the opportunity of seeing Dr Hook live! To book Go to www.glive.co.uk To hear Suzanne's past interview with Dennis Lecorriere any time go to www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html and click on picture of Dennis.

Guaranteed to hook you in to The Harlequin Theatres Pantomine is one half as the hairy bikers the one and only Dave Myers as Captain Hook in the Panto for 2017 Peter Pan Dave will be joining a whole host of regulars including Simon Bashfield etc etc The panto starts its run from 8th December until 31st December. www.harlequintheatre.co.uk/news/A-Hairy-Biker-to-Star-in-the-Harlequin-Theatre-s-Peter-Pan/

SKY ONE and SKY ARTS, together with specialist live-events producer CC-Lab, are pleased to announce an all-star line-up Christmas concert at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, which will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Hosted by comedian and actor Jason Manford, the show will see an array of artists performing contemporary Christmas classics including Alexander Armstrong, Fleur East, Holly Johnson, Jona Lewie, Marc Almond, Melanie C, Nadine Coyle, Ricky Wilson, Shakin' Stevens, Tom Chaplin and The Vamps plus more acts to be announced.

The musical director for the event is acclaimed singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt, who will lead his band, The Merry Pranksters. Harcourt is also putting together a choir and an orchestra especially for the event, which will be accompanied by the award-winning string quartet Dirty Pretty Strings. The emphasis will be on Christmas classics that everyone knows, loves and can sing along to. In addition there will be surprises in the form of unusual covers and collaborations.

Tickets are available through the Royal Albert Hall Box Office. 020 7589 8212 or can be booked online from www.royalalberthall.com/tickets.

500 Of Wisley Gardens trees are under threat due to road expansion plans.

See the whole story at www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/Articles/Wisley-under-threat-from-A3-plans

One of the UK's most loved and horticulturally important gardens is under threat from Highways England plans to widen the A3 in what could be the ultimate garden grab. RHS Garden Wisley, a Grade II* listed garden, could have more than 10,000 sq. metres of woodland grabbed and more than 500 trees destroyed, including one planted by The Queen to mark her Silver Jubilee, if one of Highways England's plans is developed.

The RHS estimates that the 500 threatened trees help to negate the emissions of 19,000 cars each year.

THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY – WISLEY HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE !
I ASK YOU TO CHOOSE THE WISLEY WAY.

There are currently two options available to Highways England to widen the A3: one on the east side of the A3 and one on the west. The RHS has carried out expert highway studies and is calling on the Government Agency to choose the east option which does not grab woodland from the garden, would not fell any of these important trees and would better improve road access to Wisley**, which welcomes 1.2 million visitors a year.

PLEASE SUPPORT AND SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP www.rhs.org.uk/wisleythreat

Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, says: "It would be criminal for this irreplaceable woodland to be lost when another viable plan would avoid cutting down these century-old trees and still meet the important need to widen the A3." Quote from Sue Biggs, Director General

(The Festival Of Trees event at RHS Wisley shows the importance and joy trees and nature can bring Hear Suzanne's Review Now go to this link http://feeds.feedburner.com/brooklandsradioworldofarts)

November 2017

Cinderella on Ice is one the newest attractions to Hyde Park's ever popular Winter Wonderland.
The Incredibly talented Imperial Ice Stars bring Cinderella on Ice.
The Imperial Ice Stars' third production, Cinderella on Ice, had its world premiere in New Zealand in July 2008 and now the UK is lucky to get to see a show that combines powerful storytelling and world-class ice skating. Be amazed by the elegant choreography, the state-of-the-art projection and special effects such as rain, fire and flying. With a cast of 18 World, European and National Championship level skaters, the performance will encompass high-speed throws, incredible lifts and jump sequences some only seen in Olympic arenas and some never attempted before, including breath taking high speed throws and incredible lifts and lift sequences.
Cinderella on Ice is conceived and choreographed by Tony Mercer, widely regarded as the world's leading creator of theatre on ice, together with the highly respected ice coach Evgeny Platov, dual Olympic gold medallist and four time World Champion, and Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski, the 2006 and 2007 ice dancing World Champions.

The show runs from 17th November until 1st January 2019. To find out more and book be sure to go to http://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/attraction/cinderella-on-ice/
www.imperialicestars.com/cinderella-on-ice

T'PAU / CAROL DECKER are celebrating '30 Years At Number One' and are playing at both the Islington Academy on 23rd November and Brighton Concorde 2 on Friday 24th November.

November 2017, marks the 30th anniversary of the classic "China In Your Hand" reaching Number One in the UK music charts. To mark the occasion, Carol Decker and the band have announced a special set of live shows. The 30th Anniversary Virgin Anthology Boxset is out now. to book for the show at Islington go to the Website http://islingtonassemblyhall.co.uk/events/tpau-231117 and for Brighton show go to www.concorde2.co.uk/events/tpau-30-years-at-number-one.
For more information on T'PAU, please visit the following websites / social media links below:
Website www.tpau.co.uk/ Facebook www.facebook.com/TpauCarolDecker

Don't miss JOE BROWN SOLO UK TOUR 2017/2018 "JUST JOE" With Special Guest – Henry Gross The stories and music from over 50 years in the business! Special Double Album released October 6th.

Of course Joe Brown MBE is well known for being one of the UK's original rock 'n' roll guitar pioneers. More recently, since The Concert For George, he's become the leading light and staunch champion of the ukulele. His history is unique and remarkable. From the days of music hall and growing up in an East End pub through the skiffle era of Lonnie Donegan then jumping, almost overnight, into rock'n'roll, Joe's seen it all. Keith Richards respects him, George Harrison loved him, the Beatles supported him, Mark Knopfler plays with him. The man is unique. He's been a radio star, a TV personality, an actor and, not least, the head of a musical dynasty. To say this man has a few stories is an understatement – and on this tour he's going to tell them! Joe will play at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking 12th November and many more dates in a 69 date tour, To book go to www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre and to find out all about tour dates go to www.joebrown.co.uk/2017-201-just-joe-tour-dates/

Rescheduled from June to December do not miss Jay Kay and Jamiroquai on their latest tour as they play at the 02 Arena 2nd and 6th December as part of their #Automaton Tour. To book for a brilliant show go to www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/jamiroquai as well as http://jamiroquai.com/

Its time to feel that Christmas Glow! Don't miss Wisley's magical Christmas Glow illuminations, 1 December - 3 January
Christmas Glow returns from 1 December 2017 – 3 January 2018, bringing the winter evenings alive with fantastical giant flowers, dramatic installations and illuminated trees.

Wander the trail to see the light playing on our iconic trees, floating installations creating rippling reflections on the water, and stunning views of the Laboratory reflected in the Jellicoe Canal.

Don't miss their beautiful Glasshouse display, this year inspired by the 1837 poem A visit from St Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore. You can also walk into a festive woodland glade, complete with poinsettia 'trees', ferns, red flowering azaleas and an abandoned sleigh. Can you find the missing reindeer? Delight in the Arts & Crafts stockings hanging over the chimney, surrounded by 10 Christmas trees decorated by local schools. To book and find out more go to www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/whats-on/Christmas-Glow-at-Wisley

The Stylistics Greatest Hits in Concert
G Live, Guildford Thursday 16 November 2017, 7.30pm The Stylistics are known instantly for their recognisable hits such as the Grammy nominated You Make Me Feel Brand New plus numerous classics including Can't Give You Anything (But My Love), Let's Put it All Together, Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart, You Are Everything, Betcha By Golly Wow plus lots more. They are one of the most iconic and best selling soul groups in history.

The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breathtaking, plying everyone with the hits that made them a household name. It's a show not to be missed!

Ballet Theatre UK: performs The Nutcracker One of Tchaikovsky's most famous compositions and a popular Christmas ballet presentation, The Nutcracker, will be brought to life by Ballet Theatre UK, at The Harlequin this November This well-loved traditional Christmas ballet will be performed in a unique setting with 24 international dancers, from companies around the world. Showing Times: Saturday 18th November at 3.00pm To book go to www.harlequintheatre.co.uk

Celebrated across the world for their stunning live performances, films and TV appearances, BalletBoyz are back with three brand new works and the return of an audience favourite. For the new works in the first half of Fourteen Days choreographers Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Ivan Perez and Christopher Wheeldon were teamed with composers Scott Walker, Joby Talbot, Charlotte Harding and Keaton Henson and each given just fourteen days to create their pieces. Playing with the concept of balance and imbalance, the result is an exciting and varied programme of dance and music. Fallen forms the second half of the evening, choreographed by Russell Maliphant and set to a powerful score by French film composer Armand Amar. Fallen won the National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography in 2013.

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to Guildford with a production, guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!

It's Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy's audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!

Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can't Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.

Don't miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days - let your hair down and book now! 27th November until 2nd December Hairspray
Monday 27 November- Saturday 2 December - 7.30pm
Wednesday 29 November & Saturday 2 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm Go to www.glive.co.uk

Suzanne's former guest Dr Hooks Dennis Lecorriere is on tour having played Dorking Halls Dennis will also be appearing at G Live in Guildford on 7th December.

Following a series of sell-out performances in 2016, the Timeless tour of the UK has been extended into 2017 due to overwhelming public demand!

From the very beginnings of Dr Hook to the height of their success, Dennis Locorriere was the unmistakable voice of the band's biggest hits and best loved songs. Receiving more than 70 Platinum & Gold Discs, Dr Hook have reached legendary status in many countries.

Reviving special memories with classics such as Sylvia's Mother, Sexy Eyes, A Little Bit More, When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman, Sharing The Night Together, The Cover Of Rolling Stone and Queen Of The Silver Dollar , don't miss the opportunity of seeing Dr Hook live! To book Go to www.glive.co.uk To hear Suzanne's past interview with Dennis Lecorriere any time go to www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html and click on picture of Dennis.

Guaranteed to hook you in to The Harlequin Theatres Pantomine is one half as the hairy bikers the one and only Dave Myers as Captain Hook in the Panto for 2017 Peter Pan Dave will be joining a whole host of regulars including Simon Bashfield etc etc The panto starts its run from 8th December until 31st December. www.harlequintheatre.co.uk/news/A-Hairy-Biker-to-Star-in-the-Harlequin-Theatre-s-Peter-Pan/

SKY ONE and SKY ARTS, together with specialist live-events producer CC-Lab, are pleased to announce an all-star line-up Christmas concert at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, which will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Hosted by comedian and actor Jason Manford, the show will see an array of artists performing contemporary Christmas classics including Alexander Armstrong, Fleur East, Holly Johnson, Jona Lewie, Marc Almond, Melanie C, Nadine Coyle, Ricky Wilson, Shakin' Stevens, Tom Chaplin and The Vamps plus more acts to be announced.

The musical director for the event is acclaimed singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt, who will lead his band, The Merry Pranksters. Harcourt is also putting together a choir and an orchestra especially for the event, which will be accompanied by the award-winning string quartet Dirty Pretty Strings. The emphasis will be on Christmas classics that everyone knows, loves and can sing along to. In addition there will be surprises in the form of unusual covers and collaborations.

Tickets are available through the Royal Albert Hall Box Office. 020 7589 8212 or can be booked online from www.royalalberthall.com/tickets.

500 Of Wisley Gardens trees are under threat due to road expansion plans.

See the whole story at www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/Articles/Wisley-under-threat-from-A3-plans

One of the UK's most loved and horticulturally important gardens is under threat from Highways England plans to widen the A3 in what could be the ultimate garden grab. RHS Garden Wisley, a Grade II* listed garden, could have more than 10,000 sq. metres of woodland grabbed and more than 500 trees destroyed, including one planted by The Queen to mark her Silver Jubilee, if one of Highways England's plans is developed.

The RHS estimates that the 500 threatened trees help to negate the emissions of 19,000 cars each year.

THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY – WISLEY HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE !
I ASK YOU TO CHOOSE THE WISLEY WAY.

There are currently two options available to Highways England to widen the A3: one on the east side of the A3 and one on the west. The RHS has carried out expert highway studies and is calling on the Government Agency to choose the east option which does not grab woodland from the garden, would not fell any of these important trees and would better improve road access to Wisley**, which welcomes 1.2 million visitors a year.

PLEASE SUPPORT AND SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP www.rhs.org.uk/wisleythreat

Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, says: "It would be criminal for this irreplaceable woodland to be lost when another viable plan would avoid cutting down these century-old trees and still meet the important need to widen the A3." Quote from Sue Biggs, Director General

(The Festival Of Trees event at RHS Wisley shows the importance and joy trees and nature can bring Hear Suzanne's Review Now go to this link http://feeds.feedburner.com/brooklandsradioworldofarts)


THE SOUTH (featuring former members of The Beautiful South) are coming to play the LONDON – 02 Islington Academy on Saturday 4th November 2017!
The South feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since original singer Dave Hemingway, left the group earlier this year, Gaz has now moved across to vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and excitement with the nine piece live band.

With the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go!
Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs – A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her. All performed again live, these songs, and many more, span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!

To find out more go to www.thesouth.co.uk

October 2017

For a show that is out of this world get into your hot air balloon and head to the Rose Theatre Kingston for Jules Verne's Around the World In 80 Days. Adapted by Laura Eason this show has already been receiving rave reviews on its previous outing

Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the Wild West in a race against the clock. A hugely talented cast of eight play over 125 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant

The adventure begins from 17th October until 20th October
www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on

Mel Brooks' quirky musical Young Frankenstein receives its West End premiere at London's Garrick Theatre, opening for a limited season beginning September 2017. Based on the 1974 Oscar-nominated film co-written with Thomas Meehan and starring Gene Wilder, the brand new production follows a Broadway run that closed in 2009.

Young Frankenstein is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of Mary Shelley's classic novel, which sees the creation of a creature that cannot be controlled. When Frederick Frankenstein, a New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a Transylvanian castle and laboratory from his genius, but deranged grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein, he quickly has some decisions to make.

Facing a scary dilemma, young Frankenstein must choose whether to run from his grandfather's frightening legacy or to continue to crazily experiment with reanimating the dead. And, in the process, will he fall in love with his sultry lab assistant, Inga?

Originally opening on Broadway in 2007, directed by Susan Stroman, Young Frankenstein received a variety of views, running for 484 performances. Stroman returns to direct a revamped, restyled production, reuniting with Mel Brooks and the creative team behind their last hit, The Producers.

A hilarious parody of cult horror films, Young Frankenstein began previews at the Garrick Theatre on September 28th 2017, opens October 10th 2017.

www.garricktheatre.org/young-frankenstein/

The Hunting of the Snark runs from 24th October until 28th October

All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome! The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling musical comedy adventure for 4 to 94 year olds.

Enter the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland creator, Lewis Carroll, in this brand new, highly original, ultra-modern adaptation inspired by his much loved classic poem. This show features five high-energy actors, life-like puppets, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour.

Does anyone know what a Snark actually looks like? Side-splittingly funny, joyful, fast-paced and bursting with a soundtrack of witty songs by an award-winning songwriter, The Hunting of the Snark is a tour de force that'll delight, excite and entertain. The perfect way to enjoy half term.

To book ahead go to www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on

Northern Broadstairs founder and long term director Barrie Rutter steps down from the helm this year as he retires so be sure to see the final production he directs "For the Love of Money" which is on a UK tour and which will be a the rose Theatre from 31st October until 4th November.

It's the 1920s. In a small Yorkshire town, the wily–widow, Rose (Sarah-Jane Potts, Waterloo Road; Holby City), entertains the advances of two dubious suitors. Fuller (Barrie Rutter) is a fabulously rich and morally corrupt banker who woos Rose by parading his wealth whilst hiding a few secrets. Handsome Arthur (Jos Vantyler) is much younger and deceitful through and through. He plays Rose for as much money as she can take from Fuller. A love triangle then; a deliciously wicked tale of rivalry and greed.

To book for this show go to www.rosetheatrekingston.org/

AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF DISCIPLINE, COURAGE, RESPECT – AND LEARNING WHAT'S WORTH FIGHTING FOR

TAKE THE SPACE present

WHITE FEATHER BOXER

Thursday 12 October, Myers Studio at Epsom Playhouse
Boxing is not about destruction: it's about respect.
After a hugely successful preview UK tour last year in honour of the centenary of the 1916 "Conscription" laws, Take the Space now bring their beautifully original, vibrant new play White Feather Boxer to the Myers Studio at Epsom Playhouse on Thursday, October 12.
What does it take to be better than the best? To stand up for what you believe?
It's April 1967. In a shabby Bethnal Green boxing gym, elderly trainer Jimmy hears the news: heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Muhammad Ali, has defied the US Military by refusing to fight in Vietnam.

It's a story Jimmy knows all too well. As a Quaker Boxer he himself made a choice during WW1, when Conscription sent pacifists to prison or the firing squad: when he, at the peak of his boxing career and physical prowess, refused to fight for King and Country despite the terrifying consequences.
Jimmy still can't face his demons from the past and now there's a new one from the present: Jo, a Polish immigrant who lives on the local estate. Just turned 16, Jo's strong, talented, impulsive, angry and, given the chance, potentially a brilliant boxer – but she's a girl. Jimmy is 70 now; has he the strength, or even the patience, to coach this wild young teenager and teach her discipline and respect?
Following previous success with Sam & I, Hanging Hooke, Dolce Via and Stella, Take the Space now present this inspirational new play about pugilism and pacifism. Chris Barnes plays Jimmy alongside Julia Masli in the role of Jo.
Writer and director Siobhan Nicholas explains: "I wanted to explore – and honour – the psyche of the boxer and also capture the culture of the ring; I had a hunch that focusing on a retired boxer who has a very personal association with conscientious objection could allow me to come close to defining the qualities of bravery and duty."
This extraordinary story is about imparting wisdom, finding courage, understanding bravery &ndash and learning what's worth fighting for.

Tickets for White Feather Boxer are on sale now! You can book yours by calling the Box Office on 01372 742555 or by visiting the website www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk/shows/white-feather-boxer

Don't Miss The Truly magnificent Moscow State Circus and their new show Gostinitsa Hotel of Curiosities as it continues its 2017 Tour of the UK. Victoria Park Leicester from 20th – 24th September, then it takes in East Heath Road Hampstead Heath from 27th September to 1st October before heading to Eel Brook Common New Kings Road from 18th October to 29th October. To find out all the dates and venues and how to book go to http://moscowstatecircus.com/locations/

Strictly Murder Written is a fast paced thriller which takes you on a dark nail biting rollercoaster. The play is created by the late Brian Clemens who is most remembered for series like The Avengers and is directed by Samuel Clemens. Set in Provence 1939 English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in idyllic isolation; far, it seems from the rumblings of the oncoming war. Their peace is suddenly shattered by a stranger from Peter's past who unearths secrets from a buried and hidden life, which throws Suzy's world into turmoil. Strictly Murder stars Brian Capron (Coronation Street, Where the Heart Is, Grange Hill, Celebrity Masterchef), Corrinne Wicks (Doctors, Emmerdale) and Gary Turner (Emmerdale).The show runs at The Rose Theatre Kingston from Thursday 28th until Saturday 30th September with a cast Q&A on Thursday 28th September.

Book Ahead for Lawrence Fox who stars in The Real thing 3rd -14th October www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on.

An event sure to bring out the artist in you is Sculpt at Kew Kew Gardens Sculpture event- See more than 70 sculptures set within the unique landscapes of our Gardens.. Discover Handmade in Britain's innovative new exhibition, Sculpt at Kew, and see more than 70 sculptures set against the historic backdrop of our world famous gardens. 18 September to 15 October www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/sculpt-at-kew

For more great music and great musical theatre G Live Guildford is the go to place. They will be hosting big names ranging from the following
Thursday 5th October 2017 Marc Almond

One of Britain's most gifted and unique vocal talents, Marc Almond will take to our stage this Autumn performing songs and hits from his 36 year career. This spectacular show will also be a chance to hear beautiful new orchestral arrangements of iconic torch songs and 60's orchestral pop from his new album Shadows and Reflections.

Friday 6th October 2017 Lulu will be appearing at G live. Following on from her smash hit 2016 tour Lulu returns with her biggest tour yet!

There is one overriding influence in the life of this acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, Grammy and Novello Award nominee, and that is, it has always been All About the Music .

Lulu delivers a show packed full of her hits, new songs and songs that have influenced and guided her throughout her incredible career. To book ahead go to www.glive.co.uk

Suzanne's former guest Dennis Locorriere is back on tour and you can enjoy him in Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere as part of his UK tour he will be at Dorking Halls on 6th October. www.dorkinghalls.co.uk (To hear Suzanne's past interview with Dennis go to Suzanne's web page and click on the picture of Dennis www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html

The Hollies are one of Britain's best-loved bands, they have recorded some of our best-loved songs: The Air That I Breathe, American chart-topper: Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), I'm Alive, Bus Stop, Carrie Anne, the soul-stirring He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, the list goes on. This band helped shape the world of Pop and Rock as we know it today. Be prepared for a highway of hits and an evening of brilliance. As part of their UK tour they will be stopping off at Glive on 7th October. Book ahead go to www.glive.co.uk

Fans of the wonderful Richard Alston Dance company put a date in the diary of 3rd October New Victoria Theatre www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre/

Star of Memphis the musical and a solo artist beyond compare the brilliant Beverley Knight is once again on tour and will be at the New Victoria Wednesday 4th October 2017

Two of Suzanne's Former guests Midge Ure and The Christians will be on tour with Altered Images and stopping off on stage Saturday 14th October to book ahead for what will be a great gig go to www.glive.co.uk
(To hear Suzanne's past Interviews go to www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html

Marillion will be in concert at the Royal Albert Hall 13th October (To hear Suzanne interview Steve Hogarth from Marilion go to www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.htmland click on a picture)

HEATWAVE 23RD October Jazz Café
30 years of Hearsay Alexander O'Neill is on a 50 date UK Tour – Alban Arena 17th October – 25th April 2018 London Palladium (songkick website) (New Album out very soon "Resurrection"
(Ressurected tour in 2018 April ish ) his first autobiography is out too, called "All True Man" SJH Publishing.

Following on from Dance till Dawn and previous stunning tango inspired productions, fans of Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone will not want to miss the undisputed champions of Tango in their 2017 touring show in Tango Moderno which runs from the 31st October until 4th November at the New Victoria Theatre Woking. To book ahead go to www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre/

If Tap dancing is more to your taste you won't want to miss Tap Factory which is currently on tour and tapping into the New Victoria Theatre in Woking 23rd October.

Fans of The Drifters and Ben E King will not want to miss the new musical revue showcasing their music called Stand by Me as it tours the UK it will be bringing heart and soul to G Live Thursday 19th October To book ahead go to www.glive.co.uk
Royal Albert Hall Hosts The Festival Of Film

Guildford Jazz Festival is going to be one hot ticket! Packed full of great acts on both Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October.
Day 2 of the Guildford Jazz Festival at G live 1.30pm Courtney Pine and Mica Paris perform the Ella Fitzgerald song book. 7pm Sees Emily Saunders/ James Taylor Quartet and Red hot brass take to the stage. Sunday 22nd October www.glive.co.uk

From Jazz to Blues, if Blues is more your thing Bluesfest at The 02 is the place to be! Friday 27th Chic and Nile Rodgers.

Saturday 28th October Daryl Hall and John Oates and support from Chris Isaak. With a program featuring both Nile Rodgers and Hall Daryl Hall and John Oates www.bluesfest.co.uk/
29th October Steely Dan and very special guests The Doobie Brothers


Expect to get your Tiger Feet tapping and cum hear the noise as a double bill of Slade and Mud hit the stage at Glive on 28th to book ahead go to www.glive.co.uk

Film Lovers the month of October is the month to head to the Royal Albert Hall for The Festival of Film a series of film related events.

Highlights in the calendar include Celebrating David Lynch The Art of Life 1st October
Neil Brand Presents Silent Laughter 7th October Elgar Room

www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2017/neil-brand-presents-silent-laughter/

James Horner A Life in music with special guests 24th October Michael Giaccino at 50. For more information go to www.royalalberthall.com as well as www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/series/festival-of-film/

BAFTA CONVERSATIONS WITH SCREEN COMPOSERS – JAMES NEWTON HOWARD
Monday 9 October 2017


BAFTA and the Royal Albert Hall, in association with PRS for Music, present a conversation with screen composer James Newton Howard about the creative process of composition.
Yvonne Arnaud October part of Guildford Book Festival John Simpson Sunday 8th October Foreign correspondent and World Affairs editor. 15th October 2017 Nigella Lawson launch of new book At My Table
Terry Waite 7th October Saturday www.guildford.gov.uk/visitguildford/GBF17

www.guildford.gov.uk/visitguildford/

9th October Sir Chris Bonnington

Dave Myers as Peter Pan
www.harlequintheatre.co.uk/news/A-Hairy-Biker-to-Star-in-the-Harlequin-Theatre-s-Peter-Pan/ Interview

Harlequin Redhill www.harlequintheatre.co.uk/whats-on/on-stage/


TUBULAR BELLS FOR TWO

Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments in a spellbinding performance of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells For Two performed live in a show that is a multi-award winning sell-out hit at festivals and theatres around the world.

MIKE OLDFIELD'S CLASSIC ALBUM PERFORMED LIVE! On a UK tour and will be playing at G live on 4th October to book go to www.glive.co.uk also at Union Chapel 5th October to book for that show go to 0844 338 0338 Book online: www.unionchapel.org.uk

Mike Oldfield's groundbreaking Tubular Bells is an instantly recognisable icon of the Seventies. The first release on Richard Branson's record label, Virgin Records, in 1973, it went on to sell over 30 million copies, kickstarting the Virgin empire. More than 40 years later, two young Australian multi-instrumentalists, Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts, tried to perform the epic on guitars one night over a bottle of wine. Intrigued by the idea of recreating Oldfield's multi-tracked masterpiece in real time, they started adding more and more instruments – and created a live event that is as challenging for the performers as it is entertaining for the audience.

Tubular Bells For Two took audiences by storm when it made its UK debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012. Now returning for a short British tour – its first since 2015 – Holdsworth and accomplished colleague Tom Bamford (Roberts is currently on sabbatical) are ready to keep audiences on the edge of their seats, as they tackle the Tubular Bells marathon.

Opening act will be GypsyFingers, featuring Luke and Victoria Oldfield – and yes, Luke was introduced to the show by father Mike, who has given it his seal of approval!

For more details go to: www.tubularbellsfortwo.com

Watch the trailer at: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL10VuBXs6g5zyJ-tJ_uRnZeVhdTNuEcJr

Richard Alston Dance Company returns to Woking to present their new dance work, Carnaval, alongside two other works on the 3rd October at the New Victoria Theatre. To book ahead go to www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre

500 Of Wisley Gardens trees are under threat due to road expansion plans.

See the whole story at www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/Articles/Wisley-under-threat-from-A3-plans

One of the UK's most loved and horticulturally important gardens is under threat from Highways England plans to widen the A3 in what could be the ultimate garden grab. RHS Garden Wisley, a Grade II* listed garden, could have more than 10,000 sq. metres of woodland grabbed and more than 500 trees destroyed, including one planted by The Queen to mark her Silver Jubilee, if one of Highways England's plans is developed.

The RHS estimates that the 500 threatened trees help to negate the emissions of 19,000 cars each year.

THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY – WISLEY HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE !
I ASK YOU TO CHOOSE THE WISLEY WAY.

There are currently two options available to Highways England to widen the A3: one on the east side of the A3 and one on the west. The RHS has carried out expert highway studies and is calling on the Government Agency to choose the east option which does not grab woodland from the garden, would not fell any of these important trees and would better improve road access to Wisley**, which welcomes 1.2 million visitors a year.

PLEASE SUPPORT AND SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP www.rhs.org.uk/wisleythreat

Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, says: "It would be criminal for this irreplaceable woodland to be lost when another viable plan would avoid cutting down these century-old trees and still meet the important need to widen the A3." Quote from Sue Biggs, Director General

(The Festival Of Trees event at RHS Wisley shows the importance and joy trees and nature can bring Hear Suzanne's Review Now go to this link http://feeds.feedburner.com/brooklandsradioworldofarts)

THE SOUTH (featuring former members of The Beautiful South) are coming to play the LONDON – 02 Islington Academy on Saturday 4th November 2017!
The South feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since original singer Dave Hemingway, left the group earlier this year, Gaz has now moved across to vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and excitement with the nine piece live band.

With the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go!
Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs – A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her. All performed again live, these songs, and many more, span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!

To find out more go to www.thesouth.co.uk

September 2017

Book Ahead.
Don't Miss The Truly magnificent Moscow State Circus and their new show Gostinitsa Hotel of Curiosities as it continues its 2017 Tour of the UK. Victoria Park Leicester from 20th – 24th September, then it takes in East Heath Road Hampstead Heath from 27th September to 1st October before heading to Eel Brook Common New Kings Road from 18th October to 29th October. To find out all the dates and venues and how to book go to http://moscowstatecircus.com/locations/

Strictly Murder Written is a fast paced thriller which takes you on a dark nail biting rollercoaster. The play is created by the late Brian Clemens who is most remembered for series like The Avengers and is directed by Samuel Clemens. Set in Provence 1939 English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in idyllic isolation; far, it seems from the rumblings of the oncoming war. Their peace is suddenly shattered by a stranger from Peter's past who unearths secrets from a buried and hidden life, which throws Suzy's world into turmoil. Strictly Murder stars Brian Capron (Coronation Street, Where the Heart Is, Grange Hill, Celebrity Masterchef), Corrinne Wicks (Doctors, Emmerdale) and Gary Turner (Emmerdale).The show runs at The Rose Theatre Kingston from Thursday 28th until Saturday 30th September with a cast Q&A on Thursday 28th September.

Book Ahead for Lawrence Fox who stars in The Real thing 3rd -14th October www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on.

On Blackheath is a celebration in South London of great music diversity and the line up for Saturday 9th comprises of Craig Charles Funk and Soul Band, De La Soul Metronomy and headlining Travis. Sunday 10th The Libertines headline. To check out the entire lineup and all the details go to www.onblackheath.com

Saturday 9th September is the date to celebrate at the BBC Proms in the Park this year once again presenter Michael Ball hosts a brilliant line up Five Guys named Mo, Steps, Elaine Page, Texas, Gilbert O'Sullivan and headlining Ray Davies. To find out more go to www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewc5q9

For a spooktacular musical you must head over to the New Victoria Theatre Woking from 26th – 30th September to see The Addams Family musical New Victoria Theatre Woking www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre/

For fans of Strictly Come Dancing this next show is a must see- Two Strictly Champions Louis Smith and Jay McGuiness come together with one strictly professional Natalie Lowe to "Rip it up" on stage. This is the name of the new musical set in the 1950's currently on a UK tour and which will be stopping off on stage 27th September 2017 at G live. Also joining them live on stage will be BBC Radio Two's Leo Green with musicians, dancers and singers. The trio will swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the greatest decade of music! The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and the shattering world of rock 'n' roll. They say "If you loved Dreamboats & Petticoats, That'll Be The Day, with a little twist of Strictly then this is the show for you!" to book ahead go to www.glive.co.uk

For more great music and great musical theatre G Live Guildford is the go to place. They will be hosting big names ranging from the following
Thursday 5th October 2017 Marc Almond

One of Britain's most gifted and unique vocal talents, Marc Almond will take to our stage this Autumn performing songs and hits from his 36 year career. This spectacular show will also be a chance to hear beautiful new orchestral arrangements of iconic torch songs and 60's orchestral pop from his new album Shadows and Reflections.

Friday 6th October 2017 Lulu will be appearing at G live. Following on from her smash hit 2016 tour Lulu returns with her biggest tour yet!

There is one overriding influence in the life of this acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, Grammy and Novello Award nominee, and that is, it has always been All About the Music .

Lulu delivers a show packed full of her hits, new songs and songs that have influenced and guided her throughout her incredible career. To book ahead go to www.glive.co.uk

Suzanne's former guest Dennis Locorriere is back on tour and you can enjoy him in Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere as part of his UK tour he will be at Dorking Halls on 6th October. www.dorkinghalls.co.uk (To hear Suzanne's past interview with Dennis go to Suzanne's web page and click on the picture of Dennis www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html

The Hollies are one of Britain's best-loved bands, they have recorded some of our best-loved songs: The Air That I Breathe, American chart-topper: Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), I'm Alive, Bus Stop, Carrie Anne, the soul-stirring He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, the list goes on. This band helped shape the world of Pop and Rock as we know it today. Be prepared for a highway of hits and an evening of brilliance. As part of their UK tour they will be stopping off at Glive on 7th October. Book ahead go to www.glive.co.uk

Fans of the wonderful Richard Alston Dance company put a date in the diary of 3rd October New Victoria Theatre www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre/

Star of Memphis the musical and a solo artist beyond compare the brilliant Beverley Knight is once again on tour and will be at the New Victoria Wednesday 4th October 2017

Two of Suzanne's Former guests Midge Ure and The Christians will be on tour with Altered Images and stopping off on stage Saturday 14th October to book ahead for what will be a great gig go to www.glive.co.uk
(To hear Suzanne's past Interviews go to www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html

Marillion will be in concert at the Royal Albert Hall 13th October (To hear Suzanne interview Steve Hogarth from Marilion go to www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.htmland click on a picture)

HEATWAVE 23RD October Jazz Café
30 years of Hearsay Alexander O'Neill is on a 50 date UK Tour – Alban Arena 17th October – 25th April 2018 London Palladium (songkick website) (New Album out very soon "Resurrection"
(Ressurected tour in 2018 April ish ) his first autobiography is out too, called "All True Man" SJH Publishing.

Following on from Dance till Dawn and previous stunning tango inspired productions, fans of Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone will not want to miss the undisputed champions of Tango in their 2017 touring show in Tango Moderno which runs from the 31st October until 4th November at the New Victoria Theatre Woking. To book ahead go to www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre/

If Tap dancing is more to your taste you won't want to miss Tap Factory which is currently on tour and tapping into the New Victoria Theatre in Woking 23rd October.

Fans of The Drifters and Ben E King will not want to miss the new musical revue showcasing their music called Stand by Me as it tours the UK it will be bringing heart and soul to G Live Thursday 19th October To book ahead go to www.glive.co.uk
Royal Albert Hall Hosts The Festival Of Film

Guildford Jazz Festival is going to be one hot ticket! Packed full of great acts on both Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October.
Day 2 of the Guildford Jazz Festival at G live 1.30pm Courtney Pine and Mica Paris perform the Ella Fitzgerald song book. 7pm Sees Emily Saunders/ James Taylor Quartet and Red hot brass take to the stage. Sunday 22nd October www.glive.co.uk

From Jazz to Blues, if Blues is more your thing Bluesfest at The 02 is the place to be! Friday 27th Chic and Nile Rodgers.

Saturday 28th October Daryl Hall and John Oates and support from Chris Isaak. With a program featuring both Nile Rodgers and Hall Daryl Hall and John Oates www.bluesfest.co.uk/
29th October Steely Dan and very special guests The Doobie Brothers


Expect to get your Tiger Feet tapping and cum hear the noise as a double bill of Slade and Mud hit the stage at Glive on 28th to book ahead go to www.glive.co.uk

Film Lovers the month of October is the month to head to the Royal Albert Hall for The Festival of Film a series of film related events.

Highlights in the calendar include Celebrating David Lynch The Art of Life 1st October
Neil Brand Presents Silent Laughter 7th October Elgar Room

www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2017/neil-brand-presents-silent-laughter/

James Horner A Life in music with special guests 24th October Michael Giaccino at 50. For more information go to www.royalalberthall.com as well as www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/series/festival-of-film/

BAFTA CONVERSATIONS WITH SCREEN COMPOSERS – JAMES NEWTON HOWARD
Monday 9 October 2017


BAFTA and the Royal Albert Hall, in association with PRS for Music, present a conversation with screen composer James Newton Howard about the creative process of composition.
Yvonne Arnaud October part of Guildford Book Festival John Simpson Sunday 8th October Foreign correspondent and World Affairs editor. 15th October 2017 Nigella Lawson launch of new book At My Table
Terry Waite 7th October Saturday www.guildford.gov.uk/visitguildford/GBF17

www.guildford.gov.uk/visitguildford/

9th October Sir Chris Bonnington

Dave Myers as Peter Pan
www.harlequintheatre.co.uk/news/A-Hairy-Biker-to-Star-in-the-Harlequin-Theatre-s-Peter-Pan/ Interview

Harlequin Redhill http://www.harlequintheatre.co.uk/whats-on/on-stage/

24th September Heather Society Show

October 6th 8th Festival of Trees Wisley
. Admire the traditional skills on display at our artisan woodcraft demonstrations and take part in family activities, all inspired by the natural beauty of wood. Additionally, don't miss out on the rip-roaring carving displays from Stihl. 10-5pm.
www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/


TUBULAR BELLS FOR TWO

Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments in a spellbinding performance of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells For Two performed live in a show that is a multi-award winning sell-out hit at festivals and theatres around the world.

MIKE OLDFIELD'S CLASSIC ALBUM PERFORMED LIVE! On a UK tour and will be playing at G live on 4th October to book go to www.glive.co.uk also at Union Chapel 5th October to book for that show go to 0844 338 0338 Book online: www.unionchapel.org.uk

Mike Oldfield's groundbreaking Tubular Bells is an instantly recognisable icon of the Seventies. The first release on Richard Branson's record label, Virgin Records, in 1973, it went on to sell over 30 million copies, kickstarting the Virgin empire. More than 40 years later, two young Australian multi-instrumentalists, Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts, tried to perform the epic on guitars one night over a bottle of wine. Intrigued by the idea of recreating Oldfield's multi-tracked masterpiece in real time, they started adding more and more instruments – and created a live event that is as challenging for the performers as it is entertaining for the audience.

Tubular Bells For Two took audiences by storm when it made its UK debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012. Now returning for a short British tour – its first since 2015 – Holdsworth and accomplished colleague Tom Bamford (Roberts is currently on sabbatical) are ready to keep audiences on the edge of their seats, as they tackle the Tubular Bells marathon.

Opening act will be GypsyFingers, featuring Luke and Victoria Oldfield – and yes, Luke was introduced to the show by father Mike, who has given it his seal of approval!

For more details go to: www.tubularbellsfortwo.com

Watch the trailer at: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL10VuBXs6g5zyJ-tJ_uRnZeVhdTNuEcJr

Richard Alston Dance Company returns to Woking to present their new dance work, Carnaval, alongside two other works on the 3rd October at the New Victoria Theatre. To book ahead go to www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre

August 2017

Will there be order in the house at the House of Common festival ? With Madness headlining you can be sure of it being a House of Fun! As well as the Nutty Boys the line up at this celebration of Old School in South West London will be De La Soul, Soul II Soul, Norman Jay, Craig Charles to name but a few. Not to be missed. Book now for the day festival which is on 28th August
www.festicket.com/festivals/house-of-common-festival/2017/ or www.madness.co.uk/houseofcommon/

Another victorious event is on in Portsmouth getting bigger and better each year. Yes its Victorious Festival running from 25th to 27th August. This years featuring Rita Ora, Slaves, Stereophonics, Madness, Craig Charles, The Charlatans, Franz Ferdinand over 3 days. See website for line up on each day.
To book ahead go to www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/

On 11th August you can enjoy Wisley Lates. A late evening opening at the flagship RHS Garden and a chance for visitors to experience the tranquillity of Wisley.

Get your lashings of Ginger Beer at the ready and Timmy the Dog – Wisley is celebrating the Author Enid Blyton in a special event this Summer Come on an adventure this summer to celebrate Enid Blyton's Famous Five! Join in with some jolly japes around the garden! Follow the self-guided trail and help Uncle Quentin uncover the clues about the Robo Bees. Enjoy themed crafts, den building, garden games and storytelling. You can also join in their themed tea party to celebrate Enid Blyton's birthday on Friday 11th August – no need to book. Guided Activities available every day. The event runs 22nd July to 3rd September

19th 24th August its back Surrey Sculpture Trail Contemporary or traditional, find your favourite from around 80 inspirational sculptures by some of the South East's finest, established and emerging artists. All sculptures are available to buy. Hear Suzanne's review from previous years 2016 and 2015 to get a taster of what you can enjoy. Go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/brooklandsradioworldofarts

To find out more and book all the above events go ahead and visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/viewevent?EFID=420

Rose Theatre Kingston Summer School. The Rose Youth Theatre are performing both Pride and Prejudice and Great Expectations in August and you could get the bug for acting if you try the summer school.

Rose Theatre Kingston's Summer Schools are back, running from Saturday 22 July – Saturday 2 September, for ages seven – twenty–five, ranging from three days to a week.

The Rose Academy is for 16 – 25 year olds on either Monday 24 – Saturday 29 July or Monday 28 August – Saturday 2 September and are by audition only. This course is for those who are serious about a career in acting and who are considering professional training. This course helps applicants maximise their chances of a place at drama school, whilst offering a unique insight into the professional life of an actor. Applicants will work with the best practitioners and get coaching on audition monologues.

July 2017

RHS Wisley will be hosting Arts Fest on the weekend of 15th and 16h July 9am to 6pm Wisley are celebrating the garden through the arts, with a weekend of artistic fun and festivity. Throughout the weekend enjoy live music, acrobatic and theatre performances, The Surrey Guild craft stands including demonstrations and workshops and a programme of poetry.
Also on 21st July and 11th August you can enjoy Wisley Lates. A late evening opening at the flagship RHS Garden and a chance for visitors to experience the tranquillity of Wisley

Tenors Unlimited the 'Rat Pack of Opera' launch fundraising single 'Carry You' at Summer Soiree concert on Saturday 1st July 7pm at St Martin's Church, East Horsley, Surrey, in aid of Cobham-based children's charity Harrison's Fund which fights Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Internationally acclaimed operatic trio Tenors Unlimited, the 'Rat Pack of Opera' are Paul Martin, Jem Sharples and Scott Ciscon. They will be launching a special song 'Carry You', composed by the group's Paul Martin, in aid of children's charity Cobham-based Harrison's Fund at a fundraising concert on Saturday 1st July 7pm at St Martin's Church, East Horsley, Surrey. Paul is from Cobham, Surrey and Jem is from Surbiton, Surrey.

The charity is named after the ten year old from Surrey who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare genetic condition which affects all the muscles in the body, causing them to waste away. Harrison's Fund's goal is to get as much money as possible into the hands of the world's best researchers, who are working to find a cure for Duchenne. The charity is currently funding 12 research projects in the US and the UK.
All profits from the refreshments sold at the concert will go to the charity Harrison's Fund.

To book tickets (£13 adults, £7.50 under 16s) visit www.tenorsunlimited.com/tickets or phone Tenors Unlimited on 020 8534 6926.

Paul Martin from Tenors Unlimited, says "The inspiration for Carry You comes from Alex Smith, Harrison's dad, who completed an Ironman while carrying his son the whole way, hauling him in a catamaran behind him as he swam, pulling him in a trailer as he cycled, then pushing him in a racing chair as he ran. It took him 15 hours, 26 minutes and 29 seconds. Alex's triathlon was the subject of Discovery Channel's Award-winning documentary. All profits from sales of the song will go to Harrison's Fund."

'Carry You' will be available to download via the group's web site www.tenorsunlimited.com as from 1st July, as well as iTunes, Google and Amazon at a cost of 99p.

Alex Smith, founder of Harrison's Fund and Dad of Harrison, says: "For almost three years now, the group has supported us with live performances in aid of us, spreading the word through their personal and professional social channels and also with Paul's wife, Lila donating her time to our Ball committee. This latest offering is just typical of their generosity in supporting our cause, which we are very grateful for."

"There have been a number of breakthroughs over the past year in treatments into Duchenne but we still have a long way to go until we find a cure and eradicate this awful disease once and for all. It's wonderful that Tenors Unlimited want to help us in this mission."

Tenors Unlimited has been performing to sell out shows in the USA, Bermuda and UK and is currently touring the USA. The group has performed alongside such notables as Sting, Lionel Richie, Beyonce, Hayley Westenra, Simply Red and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few. Using talents honed in their previous solo careers in opera and theatre, they bring their own blend of wit, charm and vocal arrangements to their performances. Alan Titchmarsh OBE said "21st century tenors, great fun, great voices and a great evening."

Tenors Unlimited sang at the memorial service for football legend Sir Bobby Robson and sang live at Wembley Stadium at the FA Cup final.
For more information about the trio and tour dates, visit www.tenorsunlimited.com

Harrison's Fund was set up in 2011 up by Alex and Donna Smith, in response to their son Harrison being diagnosed with Duchenne, a type of muscular dystrophy. Its aim is to raise money to fund the world's best researchers, who are working to find a cure for the disease. Duchenne is a fatal neuromuscular condition caused by the lack of a protein called dystrophin which results in progressive muscle weakness. One in 3,500 boys is born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the United Kingdom each year. Their average lifespan is just 20 years and it is 100% fatal. Harrison's Fund is different from many other Duchenne charities out there because it focuses on trying to find a cure for the disease rather than on palliative care. www.harrisonsfund.com

Ever fancied treading the boards? Calling all budding young actors its your chance to perform by joining the Rose Theatre Kingston Summer School. The Rose Youth Theatre are performing both Pride and Prejudice and Great Expectations in August and you could get the bug for acting if you try the summer school.

Rose Theatre Kingston's Summer Schools are back, running from Saturday 22 July – Saturday 2 September, for ages seven – twenty–five, ranging from three days to a week.

The three different options are Three Day Courses, Plays–in–a–Week and Rose Academy. The Three Day Courses are for those aged 7 – 12 and run three times during the summer holidays, Saturday 22 – Monday 24; Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 and Friday 28 – Sunday 30 July, 10am – 4pm. The sessions are an introduction to performance for those with an interest in theatre and acting. This course allows aspiring actors to learn new skills, boost self–confidence and develop team–working skills.

Plays–in–a–Week are open to 10 – 19 year olds and run from w/c Monday 24 July to w/c Monday 28 August, Monday – Saturday. These intensive performance–based courses end with a full, costumed production with each cast working on a script and learning techniques with top–level directors, friendly assistants and stage management. This year's titles include: The Jungle Book, The Wind in the Willows, Gulliver's Travels, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1984 and Macbeth.

The Rose Academy is for 16 – 25 year olds on either Monday 24 – Saturday 29 July or Monday 28 August – Saturday 2 September and are by audition only. This course is for those who are serious about a career in acting and who are considering professional training. This course helps applicants maximise their chances of a place at drama school, whilst offering a unique insight into the professional life of an actor. Applicants will work with the best practitioners and get coaching on audition monologues.

Director of Learning and Participation, Ciaran McConville said, "There is a place for any young person at the Rose; our Summer Schools are a wonderful way to enjoy the summer break. At the professional end of our training, the Rose Academy has a proven record of helping young adults get into drama schools. Conservatoires audition more than one thousand candidates for each place; about 25% of our Academy graduates go on to get one of those places. Rose Youth Theatre is busy throughout the year, with more than a hundred public performances, including our spectacular Christmas show. The Summer Schools are a great opportunity for young people to get to know our work and be a part of the theatre."

A discount of 25% is available for siblings and 10% discount for referring a friend. Prices range from £140 – £200, for more information visit https://goo.gl/Gd7igC or email SarahK@rosetheatrekingston.org, to book call Box Office on 020 8174 0090. Please note, not all courses take place at Rose Theatre Kingston, but take place nearby.

Will there be order in the house or just a house party? It's The House of Commons festival a celebration of Old School in South West London artists in the line up include De La Soul, Soul II Soul Norman Jay, Craig Charles and Madness headline. 28th August is the date to book for.
https://www.festicket.com/festivals/house-of-common-festival/2017/packages/ or http://www.madness.co.uk/houseofcommon/

On 11th August you can enjoy Wisley Lates. A late evening opening at the flagship RHS Garden and a chance for visitors to experience the tranquillity of Wisley.

Get your lashings of Ginger Beer at the ready and Timmy the Dog – Wisley is celebrating the Author Enid Blyton in a special event this Summer Come on an adventure this summer to celebrate Enid Blyton's Famous Five! Join in with some jolly japes around the garden! Follow the self-guided trail and help Uncle Quentin uncover the clues about the Robo Bees. Enjoy themed crafts, den building, garden games and storytelling. You can also join in their themed tea party to celebrate Enid Blyton's birthday on Friday 11th August – no need to book. Guided Activities available every day. The event runs 22nd July to 3rd September

19th 24th August its back Surrey Sculpture Trail Contemporary or traditional, find your favourite from around 80 inspirational sculptures by some of the South East's finest, established and emerging artists. All sculptures are available to buy. Hear Suzanne's review from previous years 2016 and 2015 to get a taster of what you can enjoy. Go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/brooklandsradioworldofarts

To find out more and book all the above events go ahead and visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/viewevent?EFID=420

Will there be order in the house or just a house party? It's The House of Commons festival a celebration of Old School in South West London artists in the line up include De La Soul, Soul II Soul Norman Jay, Craig Charles and Madness headline. 28th August is the date to book for.
www.festicket.com/festivals/house-of-common-festival/2017/ or www.madness.co.uk/houseofcommon/

Another victorious event is on in Portsmouth getting bigger and better each year. Yes its Victorious Festival running from 25th to 27th August. This years featuring Rita Ora, Slaves, Stereophonics, Madness, Craig Charles, The Charlatans, Franz Ferdinand over 3 days. See website for line up on each day.
To book ahead go to www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/

June 2017

Jeff Lynn's ELO will be on a UK tour starting In June.

https://jefflynneselo.com/ or www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Jeff-Lynnes-ELO-tickets/artist/735559

21st June Sheffield

24th June London Wembley Arena

28th June Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena

1st July Jeff Lynn ELO

Having played a gig at the Rounhouse Camden Jay Kay is still on tour and will be filling the 02 Arena 24th June playing hits plus those from his new album Automaton www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/jamiroquai

Phil Collins headlines the acts at British Summer time in Hyde Park (go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrooklandsRadioWorldofArts etc to hear Suzanne's previous reviews for Summertime – Stevie Wonder 2016 Beach Boys 2015) also on the line up Blondie, Mike and the Mechanics, The New Power Generation backing band to late great Prince and KC and the Sunshine band (Listen to Suzanne interview with KC and enjoy his music www.mixcloud.com/suzyhunterentertainmentshow and www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html Click on KC's picture) to book go to www.bst-hydepark.com

KC will also be appearing at Koko Camden 2nd July to book for that gig go to www.koko.uk.com

May 2017

Already hailed by critics as the Coolest musical "All or Nothing The Musical" is based on the life and music of the Small Faces The show is on a UK tour and will play at the Rose Theatre Kingston from 11th to 13th May to book ahead for this monster of a Mod musical go to www.rosetheatrekingston.org to see where they are performing near you on the UK tour be sure to go to www.allornothingthemusical.com/
(Don't forget to get into the mood for mod do listen to an interview Suzanne Hunter had when she invited on her show the now late and great Ian Mclagan from the small faces go to www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html and click on picture of Ian.)

If you love stunning Sculptures then you will not want to miss Surrey Hill Sculpture Garden in the beautiful surroundings of the Birtley Estate near Guildford where Surrey Sculpture society will display some super sculptures in the spectacular settings. To book and find out more be sure to www.surreyhills.org

Tenors Unlimited known as the "Rat Pack of Opera" performing at Epsom Playhouse on Thursday 4th May with local choir Show Choir. Two of the group – Paul Martin and Jem Sharples – are from Surrey.

Tenors Unlimited has performed alongside such notables as Sting, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Hayley Westenra, Simply Red and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few. So far in 2017 they have been performing at sell out shows in the USA and Bermuda before resuming their UK tour. Using talents honed in their previous solo careers in opera and theatre, they bring their own blend of wit, charm and vocal arrangements to their performances.
See videos of their performances – Make You Feel My Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ePtFLfYH64
and Via La Vita (written by the group) https://www.youtube.com/watch?
To find out more about the shows go to www.tenorsunlimited.com

Don't miss the show entitled Bring on the Bollywood.
The masters of Bollywood experiences, Phizzical debut at the Rose with Bring on the Bollywood – a romantic comedy that features a fantastic soundtrack interwoven with wit, wild parties and some wicked dances.

City and country, old and new collide at Colonel Pawar's ancestral home – the shabby and un-chic Lakshman Villa. Confined within these walls, his wife Mrs Pawar pines for the cultural polish of London, New York or Paris!

Enter the dashing Bollywood actor Amit and his newly eligible cousin Ronny – a quiet and withdrawn young British man who is here to scatter the ashes of his love. The Pawars have found a potential suitor to their fun and intelligent daughter Dr Katrina Pawar, who is brave, bubbly and in complete control, until she learns of her parents' intentions. What could possibly go wrong?

Festooned in a kaleidoscope of colourful costumes and melodious music, Bring on the Bollywood is a glitzy theatrical experience inspired by real stories of love and infused with the works of Oliver Goldsmith and William Shakespeare.

The show won a Best Theatre Award finalist at Asian Media Awards in association with ITV.

To book go to www.rosetheatrekingston.org>br/>
Soul II Soul G live play a gig at G Live Guildford as part of their UK tour on 26th May (Friday).
To book go to www.glive.co.uk Suzanne invited Jazzie B onto her show Suzanne Hunters World of Arts and Entertainment to talk about his career and upcoming gigs plus hear Suzanne select a number of their hits. Access this 27/4 go to www.mixcloud.com/suzyhunterentertainmentshow or www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts Click on photo of Jazzie B.

Jeff Lynn's ELO will be on a UK tour starting In June.

https://jefflynneselo.com/ or www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Jeff-Lynnes-ELO-tickets/artist/735559

21st June Sheffield

24th June London Wembley Arena

28th June Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena

1st July Jeff Lynn ELO

Having played a gig at the Rounhouse Camden Jay Kay is still on tour and will be filling the 02 Arena 24th June playing hits plus those from his new album Automaton www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/jamiroquai

Phil Collins headlines the acts at British Summer time in Hyde Park (go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrooklandsRadioWorldofArts etc to hear Suzanne's previous reviews for Summertime – Stevie Wonder 2016 Beach Boys 2015) also on the line up Blondie, Mike and the Mechanics, The New Power Generation backing band to late great Prince and KC and the Sunshine band (Listen to Suzanne interview with KC and enjoy his music www.mixcloud.com/suzyhunterentertainmentshow and www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/worldofarts.html Click on KC's picture) to book go to www.bst-hydepark.com

KC will also be appearing at Koko Camden 2nd July to book for that gig go to www.koko.uk.com

Suzanne Pre Promotes, Previews and Reviews for Official London Theatres, Ambassadors Theatre Group/ ATG West end theatres, New Victoria Theatre, New Wimbledon, Richmond, The Rose Theatre Kingston, Yvonne Arnaud theatre, G live, The 02, Indigo, Brooklyn Bowl, The Boiler room, Islington Academy, Sadlers Wells The Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms, London International Film Festival, Film Festivals UK Wide, BAFTAS The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , Philharmonia Orchestra, The John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Radio 2 Live Hyde Park, Festivals including Guilfest, V Festival , Weyfest, Undercover festival, Hampton Court Palace Festival, Kew the Music, British Summertime, Lovebox, Reading, Glastonbury, Latitude and many more....

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