April, 2012 - A ramble through Surrey - Surrey Life - Archant Community

April, 2012

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer – Straight out of Surrey and back to the Boileroom

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To a sold out Boileroom in Guildford last night for a bout of St George's Day chap hop – basically, hip-hop delivered in a received pronunciation accent - from Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer To a sold out Boileroom in Guildford last night for a bout of St...

Giant floral Olympic rings unveiled at RBG Kew in Richmond

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Marking the 100-day countdown to the opening ceremony, London 2012 chairman Seb Coe was at the unveiling of a giant set of Olympic rings, made up of 20,000 flowers,this morning at RBG Kew, Richmond . Marking the 100-day countdown to the opening ceremony...

Going underground - a journey through subterranean Surrey

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Over the Easter bank holiday I escaped the pre-deadline Surrey Life madness with a trip out to Somerset for a weekend of far too much cheese, a drop or two of cider and a few caves – well, it was overcast, and these were no ordinary caves. Over the...

The Seething Freshwater Sardine Festival - the first for over 170 years

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Fish lovers are set to flock to the first Seething Freshwater Sardine Festival for over 170 years, which takes place on Sunday April 22. The history of Freshwater Sardine fishing in the Thames near Surbiton is a chequered one... Fish lovers are set to...

Support Surrey's Watts Gallery for the Art Fund Prize 2012

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Surrey Life favourite Watts Gallery has deservedly been nominated for the Art Fund Prize 2012. Here, they share their top ten reasons why the Compton gallery is deserving of the £100,000 prize... Surrey Life favourite Watts Gallery has deservedly been...

Tree Top Troubadour plans gig in 'Surrey's tallest tree'

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When I interviewed multi-platinum, singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner last year we had a lot of fun joking about how he might go about beating some of his already random gig locations – including a hot air balloon, HMS Belfast and various others. Well...

Chocolate egg sold at auction for £7,000 - an Easter treat for Gourmet Life

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Chocolatier extraordinaire William Curley, whose first boutique shop started life in Richmond, has recently broken the Guinness World Record for the world's most expensive non-jewelled chocolate egg sold at auction. Chocolatier extraordinaire William...