What's on

Cancelled: Budding Artists Halloween Special

Wednesday 26 October 2021 - various times

For ages 6-11: Come along and draw spooky pictures between 11am and 12.30pm and again between 2.30pm and 4pm. For ages 7-11: Come along and make a bendy Mummy.

Special deal - the price of 2 children is £15

To book, please contact David Brooks by emailing dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Cave Painting

Wednesday 27 October 2021 - 11am to 12pm and 2pm to 3pm

In the deep time of prehistory early men crawled down into the darkest caves and used light from primitive candles to paint pictures of themselves and the animals they hunted.

They left behind a vivid record of their way of life and some clues of what they believed in. Discover how and why these paintings were created.

Then by flickering light try to create your own cave painting in our very own ‘caves’.

Cost £5 per child with limited space. Please book in advance by emailing dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Fully booked: Halloween Walk on the Dark Side

Friday 29 October, 5pm to 6.30pm and 7.30pm to 9pm
Saturday 30 October, 5pm to 6.30pm (fully booked) and 7.30pm to 9pm 

Discover the darker side of Ewell’s history with a guided tour.

Visit its graveyard and crime scenes, if you dare! Hear tales of local folk who won’t stay dead, ghostly coach crashes and exploding gunpowder mills. Hear the story of  Joan Butts, Ewell’s witch, and discover some of the strange mysteries of Roman Ewell.

Are you brave enough to dare to tread where the Resurrection Men once stood whilst you learn about their grisly trade? Experience for yourself what it was like to be imprisoned in Ewell’s 18th century jail. Be careful you don’t get left behind!

Walks cost £5 per person. Please book in advance and meet in the foyer of Bourne Hall.

Halloween Walk - Clock Tower

Sunday 31 October, 7.30pm to 9pm
Monday 1 November, 2pm to 3.30pm and 7.30pm to 9pm

Hear tales of Epsom folk that won't stay dead!

From the wicked Lord Littleton to those that still visit the shops and pubs they did in life - and a ghost from World War I which has begun to appear again.

Discover Epsom’s most haunted house, ghost highwaymen, haunted flats and homes. And hear how the 1919 Epsom riot led to a surprise manifestation in an Epsom home. Is the Clock Tower haunted?

Walks cost £5 per person. Please book in advance and meet at the Clock Tower.

Garden of Remembrance - Opening

Wednesday 10 November - 11am

On 10 November at 11am, the Garden of Remembrance in Bourne Hall Park will be opened by the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell and local schoolchildren to honour and remember all those who died in the service of their country.

Schools will be performing songs and poems and placing poppy crosses to remember the loss of servicemen and women in all conflicts.

After this ceremony, the public can place their own crosses and tokens of remembrance. 

If you would like your school to take part please contact dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

The Unknown Warrior and the Khaki Detectives of WW1

Saturday 13 November, 1pm to 2.30pm

As the First World War raged, an Army Chaplain found himself at the grave of a soldier. All that was written on the white cross was ‘An Unknown British Soldier’.

He found himself thinking of how many unknown soldiers’ graves there were. He thought what could he do to ease the grief of so many families and had no idea of his fate. He came up with the idea to bring a man such as this from his grave, take him back to Britain and there let him represent all those ‘unknowns’ allowing the families who had no grave to visit one and pay their respects.

In 1920 he put forward the idea, the King agreed, and the journey began from Flanders to Westminster Abbey. The work of recovering and identifying soldiers from over a hundred years ago still goes on.

This is the story of that work, then and now.

Cost £5 per child with limited space. Please book in advance by emailing dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

The South African War (or Boer War)

Saturday 11 December, 1pm to 2.30pm

The South African War, or Boer War, was fought from 1899 to 1902 between Britain and the two Boer, or Afrikaner, republics.

Although it was the largest and most costly war in which Britain engaged between the Napoleonic wars and The Frist World War (spending more than £200 million), it was fought between wholly unequal foes. The total British military strength reached nearly 500,000 men, whereas the Boers could muster no more than about 88,000. The British were fighting in a hostile country over difficult terrain, with long lines of communications, while the Boers, mainly on the defensive, were able to use modern rifle fire to good effect at a time when attacking forces had no means of overcoming it.

The British were defeated in a number of major engagements and the key towns of Ladysmith (shown above) and Mafeking, were scouting began, where besieged.

Hear about the war and see the weapons used.

Cost £5 per child with limited space. Please book in advance by emailing dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Senior moments

‘Senior Moments’ a friendship club for older folks in the borough. Come along to our monthly meetings at Bourne Hall for fun activities, friendship and refreshments. Enjoy a range of activities and interesting talks. A short talk on the Christian message will be included. Last Tuesday of the month form 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

For more information, visit the website or email info@emmanuelepsom.org

Foyer Exhibitions

  • 19 Oct to 23 Oct - Mystical Artsy, independent artist exhibition.
  • Instagram @MysticalArtsy. Free entry.
  • 19 Oct to 23 Oct - ArtByLouiseGB
    Instagram @ArtByLouiseGB. Free entry
  • 25 Oct to 06 Nov - Bourne Hall Art Workshop, 10am to 4pm
    A large variety of beautiful paintings at affordable prices will be on display and for sale at Bourne Hall. Come and have a browse, you may just find that special Christmas present or something to brighten a wall in your home. Cheques and cash taken.
  • 09 Nov to 13 Nov - Della’s Gift Market
  • 16 Nov to 27 Nov - Nonsuch Craft Fair
  • 30 Nov to 04 Dec - Fight Against Blindness
  • 30 Nov to 11 Dec - Croydon Art Society
  • 14 Dec to 18 Dec - Epsom & Ewell Art Group