Your guide to Halloween events across Sutton

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

4:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

Don't panic if you are yet to come up with a plan for how to celebrate Halloween tonight as our guide has some great suggestions.

Your guide to Halloween events across Croydon

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

11:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Don't be freaked out by our spooktacular list of ideas for a haunting Halloween.

Street food revolution will move indoors when Surrey StrEatery launches with a bang

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

11:01am Friday 31st October 2014

Remember, remember the fifth of November, because that is when Croydon’s street food eatery opens its doors to hungry diners.

I can't think of any other restaurant that's quite like this one; that is an achievement in itself: Review of Grain Store, Kings Cross

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

12:21pm Friday 31st October 2014

Food Bites: Be sure to take the most pernickety person you know, I bet they’ll love it.

Interview: Pop Idol Gareth Gates gets ready for panto

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

12:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

It has been more than a decade since Gareth Gates battled it out with Will Young on Pop Idol, but in the last year alone fans have seen him ice skating, in a boyband, performing solo and now he’s gearing up for panto.

Darker evenings ideal for oohs and aahs at fireworks displays

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

Fireworks will light up the Richmond skyline next week, with a number of displays taking place across the borough.

Dozens of groups keen on first ever Richmond arts festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Launch: Mayor Meena Bond and Baroness van Dedem

6:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

Plans for the first borough-wide music and drama festival are well under way, with more than 60 organisations declaring an interest.

Recipe: Spiced pear and Streamline apricot jam frangipane cake

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

This aromatic cake gives tea time a little lift with its sticky fruit topping and lighter sponge. Deceptively easy to make and a real centrepiece.

Halloween events in Sutton

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

1:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

How are you spending this Halloween? Have a look at our list for some spine chillingly fun ideas.

Blood curdling frights and sinister and supernatural sights in Sutton

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

11:01am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Roam ghostly streets on spooky walks or get your hands dirty at terrifying workshops as Sutton gears up for Halloween, writes Olivia Demetriades.

REVIEW: Orange Tree Theatre's new director looks sure to go The Distance

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

9:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Deborah Bruce's The Distance lived up to all expectations, although it was not headline star Helen Baxendale who stole the show.

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Rich Hall's Hoedown

11:37am Monday 27th October 2014

Comedian Rich Hall brings his amazing Hoedown to the Epsom Playhouse this autumn. Join Rich and his virtuoso musical mates on Saturday 15 November for a mash-up of music, comedy and gratuitous coloration. Performing will be the Hoedown’s regular band of talented and chronically unemployable urchins. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams.

Richmond Theatre show examines the impact of war on survivors

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

A compassionate look at the devastating after-effect the First World War on its young soldiers, adapted from Pat Barker’s Booker-nominated novel, comes to Richmond Theatre this October.

Have you seen The Yeti?

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Presented by The Airballoon, Live At Scream in the Showcase room at the Scream Lounge Music Venue is a great way to sit and enjoy live music on Halloween night, writes Rian Hoskins.

Ghoulish goings on at the Wetlands Centre this weekend

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Things will get spooky, creepy and wonderfully weird at the WWT London Wetland Centre this half term.

A cozy and lively spot for some hearty South American home cooking: Review of Carioca, Brixton

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A good place to start your quest for Brazilian-food enlightenment, and one that has in fact been around for a little while.

BGT ventriloquist Sam Jones comes to Kingston Working Mens' Club

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Old London Road venue will host magician Sam Jones and his loveable puppet characters on Sunday.

Northern Soul: Actor's surprise at box office success of film shown at only 83 screens

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Northern Soul is the directorial debut of photographer Elaine Constantine, and documents a youth culture that influenced creatives for decades to come.

Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Old MacDonald Had A Farm

4:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

As everyone knows Old MacDonald had a farm. But Old MacDonald’s animals have gone missing! The Epsom Playhouse needs people to help a friendly scientist and his amazing time machine get them back for the farmer on Saturday 8 November at 2.30pm.

REVIEW: Channel Island invasion brought to life in Lotty's War

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The hardships of surviving under Nazi occupation faced by the Channel Islanders during the Second World War are brought vividly to life in Giuliano Crispini’s Lotty’s War, based on real diary accounts of the invasion found in a Guernsey library.

Bull's Head welcomes stunning saxophonist to Barnes

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The music of British jazz legend Tubby Hayes will be celebrated by the Simon Spillett Quartet at the Bull's Head later this month.

Music this November

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Music this November

11:11am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Suzi Jary returns to the Epsom Playhouse on Friday 21 November reprising her role as Karen Carpenter in the show Only Yesterday charting the success of The Carpenters career and the ultimate tragedy of Karen’s untimely passing. The production brings together the flawless blend of Karen’s intonation with the incredible music of Richard Carpenter backed by live band recreating classic Carpenters songs.

Medium Derek Acorah

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Medium Derek Acorah

10:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Derek Acorah, who comes to the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 8 November, has been described as the pioneer for spiritualism and mediumship on television. He is arguably the world’s most renowned Spirit Medium having demonstrated to many hundreds of thousands of people in theatres throughout the UK.

Exclusive: X Factor star in 80s car wash action

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

If X Factor has a disco music night this year Ben Haenow would be a perfect choice to sing Car Wash, as this exclusive photo shows.

Recipe: Spiced marmalade glazed pork ribs with fresh radish salad

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

This dish is a great sticky winter warmer, or a brilliant excuse to try something new on the BBQ when the sun comes out.

Add a Banksy or a Damien Hirst artwork to your shopping list when gallery opens for business

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Damien Hirst, Banksy and Andy warhol are among the artists that will be sold at a new gallery in Croydon, which the owner hopes will help to change people's opinions about the town.

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to host ice rink

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:50am Monday 20th October 2014

A scenic garden nestled near the River Thames will be home to an ice rink this autumn.

Film festival organisers promise this year will be best ever

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A film festival that showcases independent movies from around the world is back for its fifth year and the organisers are promising it will be the biggest one yet.

Aerial dance gulfs 100 year gap between wars

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Wars 100 years and 3,000 miles apart are the theme for a new contemporary dance work at Teddington’s Landmark Arts Centre this October.

Enjoy Battersea show all about dad dancing

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Dad Dancing aims to explore the relationship between fathers and their children.

Battersea's annual Collars and Coats Gala Ball returns

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

An evening of entertainment with global stars will take place in aid of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Talented 12-year-old magician to appear at charity magic show

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A young magician, who can suspend his mum in the air, is set to perform at a magic show to help buy a charity a minibus.

Recipe: Sophie Michell’s Sweet Eve strawberry, fig and rosewater salad

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Sophie says: “I often serve this as a summer dessert on warm balmy evenings. It's healthy, slightly unusual and very pretty. It also works well as a special breakfast fruit salad. You can find rosewater in most supermarkets and it’s worth the effort to get it as it really makes the dish.”

Diary of a Madman comes to Omnibus in Clapham

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The tale of a Russian civil servant during the time of Tsar Nicholas I is coming to Clapham.

Squire's garden centre lining up some Halloween fun for Twickenham during half term

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Spooky fun will fill Squire’s this half term as the ever popular create and grow events return.

The X Factor's Ben Haenow talks marriage, getting recognised and being Simon Cowell's £50 bet choice

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:26pm Friday 17th October 2014

The X Factor house is riddled with flu but Croydon’s favourite van driver has vowed the show must go on and he is ready to wow the crowds again tomorrow night.

A good shout for sexy, fast-paced, buzzing, centrally located Vietnamese with a modern twist: Review of House of Hồ, Soho

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Food Bites: They’ve joined a few others in the quite recent trend of boozy and bottomless Sunday brunch deals

Writer’s debut play comes to Battersea's Theatre503

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A writer’s debut play promises to be searingly funny and dangerously intimate, writes Sophia Sleigh.

REVIEW: Havers shines in the Importance of Being Earnest

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

3:49pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The ever-charming Nigel Havers proved to be the highlight of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest at Richmond Theatre.

John Peel favourite Ian Prowse to play in Croydon

Richmond and Twickenham Times: A train is being named after legendary DJ John Peel

9:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

John Peel’s last ever Festive 50 included a song which the DJ often admitted reduced him to tears – and now the man behind that song is about to perform in Croydon almost exactly a decade since Peel’s untimely death.

Quench your thirst with Twickenham Beer and Cider Festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

More than 70 real ales and 20 ciders and perries will be available at the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) Beer and Cider Festival in Twickenham next week.

Peter Snow, Jacqueline Wilson and Sheila Hancock at Richmond Literature Festival

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

1:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

Author Jacqueline Wilson, actress Sheila Hancock and journalist Peter Snow are among those on the Richmond Literature Festival line-up this winter.

Halloween in Epsom

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Halloween in Epsom

10:32am Wednesday 15th October 2014

During half term from Saturday 25 to Friday 31 October The Ashley Centre will be running a Haunted Halloween Extravaganza with food fun, therapies, crafts, activities and a fantastic competition.

The Bay City Rollers Story

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Music for everyone

9:29am Tuesday 14th October 2014

In 1974 the world was to witness a new musical phenomenon the like of which had not been seen the days of Elvis and The Beatles. The music of the Bay City Rollers became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers growing up in the mid 70’s. The face and voice of that soundtrack belonged to Les McKeown and he will be telling their story and singing their hits at the Epsom Playhouse on Saturday 25 October.

Ghostly goings-on at Ham House revealed in nighttime tours

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

2:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

As the spooky season begins to creep upon us once again, one of the most haunted houses in Britain is open and ready to invite you in.

Halloween Dance Day

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Thriller Workshop

1:25pm Monday 13th October 2014

This half term on Friday 31 October Dandelion Theatre Arts will run a thrilling one-day workshop for children six years old and over at Langley Vale Village Hall, Epsom.

Jonathan Aitken to speak at Hope in Leatherhead evening

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

10:20am Monday 13th October 2014

Jonathan Aitken, the former cabinet minister jailed for perjury, will speak at an evening to celebrate hope in Leatherhead.

Palestine fundraiser will see non-stop acting for 12 hours

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

5:00am Monday 13th October 2014

If sitting at your desk for eight-and-a-half hours seems tiring, spare a thought for a bunch of actors who will be fundraising by singing, rapping, improvising and acting for 12 hours, writes James Gormley.

Russian ballet company brings Sleeping Beauty to Epsom

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

An acclaimed Russian ballet company is bringing its production of fairytale Sleeping Beauty to Epsom.

High priest to reveal ancient Egyptian rituals at museum kids’ club in Ewell

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

6:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A high priest will reveal the rituals of ancient Egypt at a museum kids’ club.


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