Dates for the Diary

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Tuesday 15th October 2019 - The Arts Society meets in Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall at 9:30am. The speaker will be John Benjamin FGA DGA and his subject, At the Sign of the Falcon: The Life & Works of Harry Murphy - Goldsmith, Silversmith & Unique Englishman.Non-members including those on the Waiting List, are welcome to attend the lecture, which begins at 10:30 at an entry fee of just £5, payable on the door. For further information please contact Pat Anderson, Membership Secretary, on 07958 560707 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to www.tas-ashtead.org.uk.

Wednesday 16th October 2019 - The Ashtead Branch RNLI have a Talk entitled "My Small Contribution to UK Maritime Security: by John Partington in the Ralli Room APMH. Doors open 7.15 pm for Talk at 8.15 with light refreshments. Cost £12. Tickets available from Ann Reynolds 01372-277045.

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 - Ashtead Residents' Association Autumn Meeting. Talk from the Tree Council followed by Councillors Q & A session. 7pm for 7.30pm in Main Hall, APMH. Jon Stokes will be our speaker on Tuesday 22nd. He is brilliant and inspirational. For anyone interested in environment and trees it will be worth coming.

Monday 28th October 2019 -  7.30pm. A small parent-led Surrey based charity called PSDS - they provide support for children and young people who have Down syndrome - are organising a charity screening of a wonderful new inspirational film called The Peanut Butter Falcon at Leatherhead Theatre on Monday 28th October, 7.30pm. It is an independent film and only a few cinemas in the UK will be showing it, so this a fantastic opportunity. Trailer below so you can see why we are so excited about this film (which has been getting amazing reviews!!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNl9RqjLCwc
PSDS have a special ticket rate that has kindly been offered by the Leatherhead Theatre for this screening (adult tickets £9.20 and U16s £7) and the charity would love to fill as many seats as possible!! Tickets will go on sale for this event very soon - https://www.theleatherheadtheatre.com - Box Office 01372 365141

Saturday 2nd November 2019 - St Martins Church Epsom, Ashtead Choral Society will perform baroque music: the majestic Zadok the Priest, written for George II’s Coronation by Handel; Vivaldi’s spectacular Gloria, a mirror of Venice’s eighteenth century zenith; and Hummel’s Mass in B flat, completing a tour through masters of baroque.

Sunday 3rd November 2019 - The 1st Ashtead Chess Club Family/Junior Rapidplay chess tournament. There will be 5 rounds of chess played during the day, no one will be knocked, everyone will play in every round. The event will take place in the big hall at the Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, KT21 2BE and the rest of the building will be open for parents and players to rest between rounds. Light refreshments will be on sale. There will be prizes for players who score more than half marks (i.e. 3 or more out of 5) and a trophy for the player who comes top in each of the 7 sections, Under 7, Under 8, Under 9, Under 10, Under 11, Minor (for adults and older juniors graded under ECF 90 or ungraded) and Major for adults and strong juniors, ECF graded under 150. For an entry form go to Ashtead Chess Club.

Wednesday 6th November 2019 - The Ashtead U3A Art Group – Exhibition in the APMH Ralli Room 7.30 - 9.30. The Ashtead U3A Art Group, including The Photographic Group and a Craft Group, are putting on a small Exhibition of their talents. In the past, we have been able to secure The Leatherhead Theatre for our previous 3 successful Exhibitions, but in this age of austerity and the lack of Arts Funding for the Theatre, it is now too expensive to continue with this venue. The entrance will be free of charge and we will provide delicious canapes, and wine/soft drinks will be available during the evening.

Wednesday 13th November 2019 - Patients of St Stephens House Surgery are invited to join your Patient Participation Group at our Annual General Meeting at 7pm in the Ralli Room of the APMH. Followed by a Quiz Night and Fish & Chip Supper £15.00. See details.

Tuesday 19th November 2019 - The Arts Society meets in Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall at 9:30am. The speaker will be Professor Jeremy Black BA Ma PhD MBE and his subject, Italy and the Grand Tour.
Non-members including those on the Waiting List, are welcome to attend the lecture, which begins at 10:30 at an entry fee of just £5, payable on the door. For further information please contact Pat Anderson, Membership Secretary, on 07958 560707 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to www.tas-ashtead.org.uk.

Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd November 2019 - Ashtead Players next production is "For Services Rendered" by W. Somerset Maugham. At 7:45pm. Saturday matinee 2:30pm. Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane. Tickets: £10 pre booked. £12 on the door. Box Office: 07709 650570 Call or Text. Or online at www.ashteadplayers.co.uk.

Saturday 30th November 2019 - “Soundbytes & Friends” 10th Birthday Concert @ 7:30pm. The Leatherhead Theatre. Come and join us for an evening packed full of music including special guests: A Soupçon of Singing It Back - Kingston’s Best Choir, The Meredith White Trio - fabulous jazz ensemble 3’s A Chord - vocal harmony trio, plus piano and double bass, and of course, not forgetting, the birthday choir, Soundbytes! Singing their favourite songs from the past 10 years, taking you on an epic journey across the globe and from Bill Withers to Queen! Book tickets now via www.theleatherheadtheatre.com or call the Box Office on 01372 365141. Earlybird’ £12.50 (limited availability) £14 full price tickets. For more... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday 6th December 2019. Friends of Ashtead Village Hall. 3 course dinner followed by 'Hedley Kay entertains.' 6.30 for 7.00pm. Tickets £23 from the hall booking office, Friday coffee mornings or from the Committee. Call 01372 292921 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday 21st December 2019 - Ashtead Choral Society. “Carols at Christmas” in the Peace Memorial Hall. Join them, and sing along with your favourite Christmas Carols for a melodious start to the festive season.

 

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REGULAR EVENTS

 Ashtead Choral Society's rehearsals take place at the APMH every Monday night between September and June from 8-10pm. This includes a coffee/tea break and a chance to mingle. We warmly welcome anyone who would like to join us at any time. We are on the web at www.ashteadchoralsociety.org.uk, and on Facebook and Twitter. Or just pop into a Monday rehearsal and say hello. Please email Anne {membership secretary} at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telephone 01372 278852.

St. George's Christian Centre Cafe - Follow the link for details of the events being held in the cafe.

Ashtead Art Group meet every Monday evening between 7.30 - 9.45 (except during January and August) in the Ralli Room at APMH. Professional art demonstrations, workshops and painting evenings. www.ashteadartgroup.moonfruit.com.

Monday and Friday Evenings - Leatherhead Bridge Club. 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Meet at the Day Centre behind Sainsburys. For further information call John on 01372 459115.

3rd Monday of every month - The Probus Club of Ashtead is the local club for retired or semi-retired rofessional and business men looking for a good lunch, interesting talks and congenial company. We also arrange ad hoc pub lunches, visits and informal walks. New members are always welcome. We meet regulalrly at Tyrells Wood Golf Club. Upcoming and recent talks are listed on our website. For more information on membership and our activities, visit www.ashteadprobus.com or contact our Hon. Secretary, Steve Bridges, 07806 791774.

Every Tuesday - Ashtead Running Group was formed in 2004 and has been exploring the paths and byways of Ashtead and the surrounding countryside ever since. The small and friendly group meets at the front Woodman Pub every Tuesday at 7.30, running at around 8-minute per mile pace..

The Arts Society Ashtead meets every third Tuesday of the month (except August) in the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall. Doors open at 9.30 for coffee. Expert and entertaining lecturers (10.30 -11.30 approx.) showcase the whole range of the fine, visual and performing arts. Guests welcome. Visit our website www.tas-ashtead.org.uk for more details on all our activities or contact our Membership Secretary, Pat Anderson on 01372 275605 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1st Tuesday of each month (except August) in The Ralli Room at the APMH the Ashtead Friendship Centre meets at 2 pm. Contact Don Butt 01372 274288.

On the last Tuesday of every month, the Police hold a surgery for local residents in Ashtead at St George's Centre, Barnett Wood Lane from 10am until 11am.

1st Wednesday of the month at the APMH - Ashtead Flower Arrangement Group. 1.45pm - 4.30pm. Visitors Welcome. Contact Di on 279501.

1st Wednesday of the month at the APMH - Ashtead WI. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Contact Sandra Brown on 276737.

On the 4th Wednesday of each month (except August and December) Ashtead Evening Townswomen’s Guild meets in the Ralli Room, Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall at 7.30 p.m.   New members are very welcome. Contact Mrs. Yvonne Chappell, Secretary AETG. Tel: 01372 272631 or Chairman Di James 273948.

Thursday weekly at the APMH - Ashtead Over 60's Lunch Club meets in the Ralli Room for a freshly prepared lunch. Doors open at 10.30 for tea and biscuits. Lunch is served at 12.30 and consists of a piping hot main course and hot or cold pudding with custard (or ice cream ) if you like it. A cup of tea is then served for those who wish to sit around and chat for a little longer.

There are now a few places available so do call Olive on 01372 375640 or Brenda on 01372 813276 for a chat and further information.

Thursday weekly at The Cock Inn, Headley - Rotary Club of Ashtead. 7.30pm for 8pm for dinner. Visitors welcome. Contact Brian on 275860.

Friday weekly at the APMH - Morning coffee and scones served in the Ralli Room.

1st Friday of each month - Soup lunch held at St Michael's Church Hall, the Marld, Ashtead. Homemade soup, bread and pudding served with tea & coffee between 12 noon and 1.30pm, all for £5 in aid of Pricess Alice Hospice, CAFOD and BESOM.

2nd Friday of each month - Village Market, Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, KT21 2BE. 9.00am to 12.30pm except Christmas special in November which is 9am to 3pm. No market in August.
January 11th, February 8th, March 8th, April 12th, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th (Christmas Special), December 13th. Gifts,plants,cards,craftedgoods,clothes,cakes,books,haberdashery,jewellery, collectables and much more.

1st Friday quarterly starting 1st March 2018. The Friends of the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall will be holding their usual quarterly dinners at the Hall. As usual the timing will be 6.30 for 7.00 p.m. at a cost of £22 for each three course dinner. This will, in each case, be followed by an entertainment, the details of which will be advised nearer each date.