Halow Project Fundraising EventJune 18th

Our Treasurer has asked that this message from Jackie Cookson, one of our Road Stewards, be placed on our Blog:

Hello Everyone,
Just want to let you all know about a forthcoming fundraising event for the Halow Project on the 18th June at Coverwood, Surrey……..
We are very lucky to have Derek Paravicini performing for us, Derek is blind and autistic, but despite (or maybe because of) his learning disabilities is a musical genius, there is a lot of footage of him on YouTube, take a look, you’ll be amazed!
Really hope you will be able to join us as I’m sure it will be a wonderful evening. I’d be really grateful if you would pass the information to everyone you think may be interested as we have a lot of tickets to sell, …….
Many thanks and please try and come. Bring a group of friends !


(There was, apparently, a flyer with the email, but I do not have a copy of. All the information, however, is on the web-site.)

A right Royal Evening with Penelope Keith

This coming Friday, 23rd April, Penelope Keith stars as Elizabeth I in the acclaimed Regina Monologues at Leatherhead Theatre to raise funds for Queen Elizabeth Foundation. Click here for details.

Discount is available for LRA members:

  • seats at £10 (instead of £17) and the package
  • premium seat, drink and party hosted by Penelope Keith – at £29. 50, a reduction of £10.

To get these discounts members need to ring the QEF for tickets on (01372) 841192 or 841127 and just state they are a member of the LRA.

Public Art Project in Early Stages in Leatherhead – Have your say

Contributions to 106 Developer Funds have resulted in a £49000 budget for a Public Art Project to be located in or near the Leatherhead Town Centre. In fact, this money can only be used for Public Art. However, a very inclusive description has been used in defining the end project. For example, not only can a statue or other aesthetically beautiful object qualify for consideration but the presentation of a beautiful combination of landscape design incorporating art, nature and street furniture would be appropriate. Projects that are both utilitarian and beautiful, stimulating, or evocative are under consideration.

Do you have any ideas for Public Art. Please contact Cheryl Allen, member of the Public Art Committee and representative of the LRA to the LAP.

Click here to email Cheryl or phone her on (0137)2 370 091.

The deadline for submissions is 19th March. Selected projects will be presented at two public forums:

  • 21st April at Park House 4 to 8 p.m.
  • 24th April in the Swan Centre



What is the future of the Leatherhead Conservation Area?
Should its boundaries change?
What is special and should be conserved?

We are having an

Open Day
On Saturday 16th January
From 10.00 am to 4.30 pm

View proposals from the draft Leatherhead Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan
and tell us what you think.
There will be opportunities to discuss proposals with Council staff and comment on the proposals

Come and see us at
The Library, The Letherhead Institute
67 High Street, Leatherhead

The draft document will be available to view on-line at www.molevalley.gov.uk and comments can be left on-line until Monday 8th February 2010

Support Polesden Lacey Shakespeare

A New Beginning

The works of Shakespeare have been performed, since 1951, in the Open Air Theatre at the National Trust property Polesden Lacey, near Bookham in Surrey. The theatre was created in the grounds of this country mansion through the work of the Bookham Community Association. Performances of Shakespeare’s plays have been part of the summer festival under the umbrella of the National Trust. A new company, Polesden Lacey Shakespeare, has been formed to carry on this tradition. The National Trust continues support for our future plans but we need to find extra funding to help us progress our activities.

This year we present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on Saturdays 11th and 18th July and Sundays 12th and 19th July starting at 3pm. The production is directed and adapted by Margaret Hunter to make it accessible to all audience members young or old, with entertainment before and during the interval. Dorking Hall Box Office (01306 881717) have kindly agreed to act as our booking agency. Sale of tickets will commence on 2 April. Further information is available on www.polesden.co.uk.

What would we like you to do?

We have obtained an amount of funding but would of course welcome further support. A team of local professionals have been drawn together to prepare for the productions not only from the artistic but also the commercial point of view. We would like to grow the strength of Polesden Lacey Shakespeare to provide, in these idyllic surroundings, Shakespeare for audiences from the local community, London and the South East.

Last year the National Trust launched the Friends of Polesden Lacey Shakespeare. We have now taken it over from the Trust and are inviting public help to build the future of this much loved local tradition. We have taken over the website that was used for the festival and invite those interested in becoming a Friend to ring 01372 453638 or visit www.polesden.co.uk, for a joining form.

Whatever you choose to do, we do hope you will come and enjoy this enchanting play in the glorious surroundings of Polesden Lacey.

With all best wishes from
Margaret Hunter and Polesden Lacey Shakespeare