Solstice may have just passed, but the British summer calendar is only now really getting into it’s stride, and opera and art combine with tennis, polo and much more for this week’s event highlights. From central London to the serenity of the West Sussex countryside – and several places inbetween!
So what’s on?
At Ranelagh Gardens, London you’ll find first class tennis and hospitality coming together exclusively at the prestigious Hurlingham Club for the perfect appetiser to Wimbledon. Players through the event’s 25-year history have included Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Pete Sampras and Maria Sharapova.
Tel: 020 8233 5838
From yesterday (23rd June) and running until 10 July, The Theatre in the Woods at West Horsley Place gives you a great excuse to dress up, picnic and enjoy this timeless opera. Engelbert Humperdinck’s masterpiece is far more than just a fairy tale. It presents the haunting themes of the unsettling Grimm story with enchanting music that has earned it the status of one of the most loved operas in the repertoire. With the orchestra of the English National Opera.
Box Office: 01962 737373
From 25th to 29th June you can enjoy World class tennis within the unique, English garden party atmosphere that The Boodles is now famous for. The famous Stoke Park Country Club makes for a great backdrop.
Tel: 0207 384 4870
Cowdray Park Polo Club, Midhurst, West Sussex provides a beautiful setting for established event on the polo calendar.
Tel: 01730 813257
From 27th June until 5th July this dealer-led festival of fine art will feature works from antiquity to the 20th century, with a focus on Old and Modern Masters. At various locations across the capital.
South Grounds at The Royal Hospital, Chelsea (see main picture), plays host yet again to this eclectic (and often exotic) collection of design, art pieces and collectibles. The event runs from 27th June to the 3rd July.
Starting on the 28th June, and running until 28th July, Guildford Fringe is
an exciting programme of over 120 events across 12 venues, from pubs and theatres to a natural burial reserve and the BBC Surrey radio studio. Highlights include: An Evening of New Theatre, the brainchild of British Comedy award-winning Guildford-based writer Paul Kerensa; A Bard of Ale, by co-founder of the Guildford Shakespeare Company Matt Pinches; Rock Choir; BBC New Comedy Award finalist and ‘wheelchair enthusiast’ Aaron Simmonds; a night of American Songbook jazz with Annette Gregory; and the award-winning Russian-British comedian Konstantin Kisin.
For more of those quintessentially British summer events…
Premier Magazine’s summer edition is packed highlights from the British summer social calendar, plus suggestions for what not to miss in the culturally for the season in Surrey & Berkshire.
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