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September 21 | 2017


Dorking Radical Film Festival – The Seasons in Quincy

Location: Green Room Theatre
The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger. . Four short films are woven together to make an unconventional portrait of an unconventional man: the theorist and writer John Berger. Eloquent with beautifully phrased observation, Berger reduces a room full of intellectuals to appreciative silence. This is a film that celebrates the exchange of ideas, creating a microcosm for independent thought.. . ref Wendy Ide, The Guardian. . Doors open 7.30pm. The Green Room Theatre is...

September 23 | 2017

Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival opens in Dorking

Location: St Martin’s Walk Shopping Centre
10am - 2pm. . This year’s Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival opens in Dorking with a special Creative Celebration in St Martin’s Walk and the South Street Gardens - music, dance and street performers - something for everyone!. . Find out more...

September 24 | 2017

Melodies for Memories Afternoon Tea

Location: Old Pixham School, Pixham Lane, Dorking, Surrey, RH14 1PQ
Free entry • 12.30pm - 4.00pm. . The event is to raise money for the local group Melodies for Memories, and The Alzheimer’s Society.. Please come along. There will be delicious scones, cakes, posh sandwiches, bubbly and stalls...

September 27 | 2017


Dorking Radical Film Festival Watani – My Homeland

Location: Dorking Halls RH4 1SG
plus shorts and speakers. . An Academy Award nominee in the ‘Best Documentary Short subject’ category. Filmed over three years, WATANI: MY HOMELAND tells the epic story of one family’s escape from war-torn Syria, and their attempt to make a new life in Germany.Hammoudi, Helen, Farah and Sara are the young children of Free Syrian Army Commander Abu Ali. Mettelsiefen made more than 25 trips into Syria to make the film. The Executive...

September 28 | 2017


Dorking Museum Gallery Talk: 'Time Gentlemen Please! The Story of Dorking Pubs'

Location: Dorking Museum West Street Dorking
Back by popular demand. Following a packed house at the previous event, the Museum is hosting another Gallery Talk about Dorking pubs, based around the Museum's current exhibition. Exhibition organiser David Langford talks about the changing face of Dorking pubs from earliest records to the present day. This takes in pubs that have changed over the years and the many ‘lost’ inns, revealing their history, the variety of roles many of them played in...

September 29 | 2017


Headley Court Farewell Parade

Location: Dorking Town Centre starting at Pump Corner
On Friday 29th September 2017 at 1.40pm from Pump Corner, servicemen and women from Headley Court, the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) will parade through Dorking's High Street as a celebratory farewell to the District, before the facility moves to its new home in Loughborough.. . Residents, schools and businesses are being encouraged to come out and pack the High Street to support the armed forces, veterans, cadets and other personnel from Headley Court...

September 30 | 2017


Friends of Dorking – Elvis Night

Location: Rialto Lounge South Street RH4 2JZ
Back by popular demand and featuring Matt King one of the best Elvis tribute acts in the world.! This is a vibrant and exciting night, all in aid of the Summer Hanging Baskets and the Dorking Christmas Lights organised by the Friends of Dorking. Places are limited so book up soon!. . 7pm onwards. . Tickets: £25.00 each including a two course meal and entertainment.. . Elvis Night Flyer 2017. More info...

September 30 | 2017


South Street Caves Tours

Location: South Street Caves, South Street, Dorking (next to War Memorial)
Dorking’s famous South Street Caves date from the 17th century and were long used for storage of wine, although other rumours abound. Staircases, galleries and chambers lead down to the lowest chamber, known as the ‘Mystery Chamber’, 50 feet below street level.. . Tours take approximately 45 minutes and cost £6. Tour times: 10am, 11pm, 1pm, 2pm. . Group tours (maximum 12 people, no under-5s) by appointment at a time to suit you.. . Open tours...

September 30 | 2017


Dorking and District Town Twinning - Jazz Evening

Location: Lincoln Arms Station Approach Dorking RH4 1TF
Doors open 7.00. . Dorking and District Town Twinning are celebrating 20 years of being twinned with Gouvieux and 10 years of being twinned with Güglingen with a Jazz Evening featuring Jazz Bands from each or the three towns.. . Flyer. . More info...

October 01 - September 01 | 2017


Children's Film Festival – Part of the Dorking Radical Film Festival

Location: Friends Meeting House, Butter Hill, Dorking RH4 2LE
Childrens Delights – a selection of short films (some very short) from around the world suitable for children and adults of all ages. Full of creativity and originality they will make you tingle with giddy anticipation over what fresh wonder is coming next. Children must be accompanied by adults, and adults must be accompanied by children.. . Doors open 2-4pm. . Tickets available through Dorking Halls or Dorking Radical Film Festival. . More about the Dorking Radical Film...