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Whats on in Surrey this October

Linda Seward’s detailed diary of the best of what’s on in theatre, music, exhibitions, arts, sports and countryside over the coming weeks.
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The Lightbox Photographic Open The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, Woking
Saturday 14 October to Sunday 7 January 2018
Photographers of all ages and abilities across the United Kingdom have submitted work to The Lightbox Photographic Open competition, with winning and shortlisted entries exhibited at the Gallery between October and January 2018. To celebrate The Lightbox’s ten year anniversary in 2017, this year entries were invited on the theme of ‘Celebration and Anniversary’, with prizes on offer for Best in Show, a Young Photographer’s Prize (13 to 17 years) and The People’s Prize. Judges will announce winners for Best in Show and Young Photographer on Thursday 19 October, while visitors to the Gallery have the opportunity to vote for their favourite entry, The People’s Prize, to be announced when the exhibition closes. The image, right, is Untitled by Amanda Whittle, and reproduced courtesy of the artist.
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Photo copyright: Tom Marshall
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Wisley Taste of Autumn Festival RHS Garden Wisley, Woking
Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 October

A welcome return for this wonderful festival, back by popular demand. Celebrate the very best of autumn’s harvest and colour with quality food and drink stalls bursting with tasty titbits. There is a huge choice with meat pies and spicy sauces, homemade sausages, cheeses, breads, puddings, sweets, ales and cordials. This year the seasonal displays of pumpkins, squashes and gourds grown at Wisley can be bought every day from 1 to 4pm, so why not pick up a seasonal recipe or two to try at home? In addition, the Wisley orchard hosts a family-friendly exhibition exploring the world of apples and answering many questions about this most versatile of fruits, along with images of some artworks from the RHS Library collections. See website below for a 10% discount on tickets or travel by public transport to save 25% on an adult ticket.