Local Events

4 April to 2 November - Chertsey Abbey: Re-imagined

Chertsey Museum’s new exhibition, Chertsey Abbey: Re-imagined, will look at the history of Chertsey Abbey from its foundation in 666 to its dissolution in 1537.  The exhibition will feature loans from The National Archive in Kew of abbey related documents which are rarely seen by the public.

Also on view will be a new 3D computer model showing how Chertsey Abbey may have looked in 1362 during its heyday.  As well as a 2 minute “fly-over” film giving an overview of the model, there will be an animated abbey time line and two games on an abbey theme.

“In its 14th century heyday Chertsey Abbey was the fifth largest monastery in the country.  However, over the decades since its dissolution in 1537 the building has gradually disappeared.  This exhibition will give visitors to Chertsey Museum an appreciation of the town’s most famous building, which is no longer to be seen.”

Chertsey Abbey: Re-imagined will be on view from 4 April to 2 November 2019 in the temporary exhibition gallery at Chertsey Museum.

For further information, please contact Chertsey Museum’s Curator, Emma Warren, on 01932 575370

Email emma.warren@runnymede.gov.uk


Thursday 25th April - RSPB talk

This month’s RSPB North West Surrey Local Group’s talk is about plovers of which ringed and little ringed are the ones most people have probably heard of; however, they are just 2 of a larger group of waders.  Speakers Rick and Elis Simpson are making a return visit this time to explain about plovers not just in the UK but also abroad, so why not come along you might even leave as a plover lover.

When: Thursday 25 April; 19:45 - 22:00, doors open 19:15
Venue: School Hall St Charles Borromeo School, Portmore Way, Weybridge, KT13 8JD.
Cost: £3 per person for non-Group members, children under 16 free (accompanied by an adult).


Tuesday 7th May - Staines Sensory Event by Sight for Surrey

There is a Sensory event Sight for Surrey are holding on Tuesday 7th May in Staines 10.30-2pm at The Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines, TW18 3HD. Sight for Surrey is an ambitious charity offering a lifetime of support for people who are blind or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.

This is a FREE drop in event for anyone who is blind, or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing and is an opportunity for anyone to come along and learn about all the range of services offered by Sight for Surrey and meet the service and support teams and hear about the wide range of practical coping tools for sight and hearing loss. We will also be having Wiltshire Farm foods providing a demonstration and food samples and the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Runnymede Cllr Parshotam Sohi and Mrs Davinder Sohi will be in attendance also.

Sight for Surrey offer a weekly service in St Peter's Hospital supporting those with sight loss. This takes place with our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer Justine Jasper on a Monday so please do get in touch if you require any support with vision loss.


Saturday 29th June - Cancer Research UK Race for Life

Race For Life is taking place across the UK with the goal of raising millions of pounds for life-saving cancer research, and in 2019 anyone can take part for the first time. All of the vital research which is funded by Cancer Research UK could not take place without the participation and support from people all over the country at their local events.

Our nearest event takes place at Kempton Park with 5k and 10k events on Saturday June 29th, starting at 11am. Entry fee is £15 with concessions at £10.

Race For Life is an easy, fun and family-friendly event and you can find out more at raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org

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Wednesdays - Community Coffee Morning at The Burlington

At The Burlington, a new Boutique Care home in Shepperton, we run our weekly Wednesday Community Coffee Mornings where you can come along for complimentary Coffee, Cake & Companionship.

This takes place every Wednesday between 10.30am and 12pm. Everyone is welcome.

The Burlington can be found at 68 Manygate Lane, Shepperton, TW17 9EE, and we look forward to seeing you.


Thursdays - Cafe Culture at Nostrano Lounge, Staines with Age UK


Following on from the success of AGE UK's three previous Café Culture groups in Cranleigh, Farnham and Guildford our fourth is now at Nostrano Lounge every Thursday.

It is a great initiative that helps combat loneliness and social isolation, getting people out of the house and making new friends in a social environment. Anyone aged 50+ can attend, no booking required. Food, as well as drinks, can be purchased and there will be a drinks loyalty scheme. Age UK Surrey staff and volunteers will be on hand to welcome you, make introductions and get involved in the chatter.

Loneliness and isolation is a growing issue within our communities. Café Culture is one of the initiatives that Age UK are setting up in Staines to encourage people over the age of 50 to meet up weekly as a social group within the local area. Meetings will be held on Thursday and will be ongoing every week. Address: Nostrano Lounge, 55 High Street, Staines, TW18 4QH.

If you would like to find out more about Café Culture please call 01483 503414.

We are always looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for our Making Connections Service including Café Culture, please do get in touch with us. Alternatively please visit our website for more information: www.ageuk.org.uk/surrey


Parklands Manor Events for the whole Community

Parklands Manor is a care home just opposite St. Peter's hospital in Chertsey.

They hold regular talks and events for the whole community, not just residents.

Details will be posted here of future events.


Parklands Manor, Parklands Drive off Bittams Lane, Chertsey, KT16 9FS.

Please call Judy or Sonia on 01932 282939 to reserve your place on any of the events.


Weekly Events

DayTimeEventLink to more information
Monday7.30pmOutdoor Walking Football in StainesCLICK
Wednesday10amWalking Netball in SpelthorneCLICK
Thursday10amWalking Netball in ElmbridgeCLICK
Thursday12 noonWalking Basketball in EghamCLICK
Thursday3pmCafe Culture Social Group with Age UK at Nostrano Lounge,
Friday12 noonIndoor Walking Football in StainesCLICK
Friday12 noonWalking Netball in EghamCLICK

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