4 STARS. Rich, smouldering vocals paired with a sincere stage presence won folk singer Dan Owen a few new fans at the Omeara last week, says Alice Angeloni more

6 Nov 2017 10:29 Theatre/Arts

Every parent wants the best school for their child – but what does "best" mean? Former Good Schools Guide writer and professional education adviser, Suzie Oweiss, lists her top schools in Surrey for musical excellence more

4 Sep 2017 14:48 Kids/Schools

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If you love rock, the chances are you’ll love an image by photographer Paul Harries. Fiona Adams meets the Teddington man who makes Ozzy et al look good more

21 Aug 2017 16:10 Interviews

What would you do if you inherited a stately home? Bamber Gascoigne had an opera house built in the garden. Jane McGowan finds the West Horsley project in half-dress rehearsal more

25 May 2017 15:09 Theatre/Arts

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Rick Astley has regained his pop star status and is set to rock Hampton Court this month, says Miranda Jessop more

22 May 2017 16:09 Interviews

What began with 15 students standing round a piano at lunchtime has grown into a national phenomenon. Jane McGowan catches up with Rock Choir founder Caroline Redman Lusher more

30 Mar 2017 16:57 Interviews

Ronan Keating and his wife Storm are part of a coffee revolution. Sophie Farrah hears the latest Boyzone tale more

24 Mar 2017 10:33 Food

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4 STARS Mar 28 – Apr 1. After a successful stint on the West End, The Million Dollar Quartet comes to The New Victoria Theatre. Amanda Hodges enjoyed a rocking good time watching the story of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee more

8 Feb 2017 11:26 Theatre/Arts

Christmas is typically a time to sing songs and be merry. There are lots of wonderful festive events happening in Surrey and SW London this season. Go on, take a peak... more


Glyndebourne Opera's performance of Madame Butterfly at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking hits all the right notes says Amanda Briggs. 4.5 STARS. more

1 Dec 2016 11:46 Theatre/Arts

Ahead of their appearance at G Live, vocal harmony group The Overtones talk satsumas, singsongs and a serious shortage of snow more

28 Nov 2016 10:55 Theatre/Arts

Natalia Tena, star of About a Boy, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones talks to William Gadsby Peet about her career so far and band Molotov Jukebox's upcoming performance at The Boileroom in Guildford. more

25 Nov 2016 16:26 Interviews

A graceful reimagining of a timeless fairy tale classic, the Vienna Festival Ballet's performance of Snow White is well worth a trip to Windsor's Theatre Royal says Nella Guagenti more

11 Nov 2016 16:41 Theatre/Arts

One of Britain’s top recording artists is back on stage. Katie Melua tells Rosanna Greenstreet about her new album, making friends with Santa and singing with the choir more

25 Oct 2016 15:30 Interviews

As part of our Surrey in Edinburgh series we sent one of our most experienced theatre reviewers up to the Fringe to see what's going on. Amanda Hodges looks at two of the lighter alternatives on offer at the festival more

23 Aug 2016 15:17 Theatre/Arts

As part of our Surrey in Edinburgh series we sent one of our most experienced theatre reviewers up to the Fringe to see what's going on. Adele is Younger than us got Amanda Hodges laughing hard in this 4 STAR review more

19 Aug 2016 14:35 Theatre/Arts

Learning an instrument isn’t all about written notes. Samantha Laurie talks to Mark Robinson about new ways to get kids interested in music more

18 Jul 2016 14:24 Kids/Schools

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