Surbitonian to star in Bollywood

Local girl gets lead role alongside famous Indian comedian Devang Patel.

Kajal Sehmi 23, was spotted by casting director who spotted her doing an advert in Mumbai.

The Bollywood film called Aahiq Bechara, meaning Poor Lover was shot in locations around London including Slough, Oxford, Hounslow High Street and Wembley.

Read more in the Surrey Comet...

All Shook Up at Surbiton Masonic Hall

Performance at Glenmore House raises awareness of diabetes.

A joint initiative by the Kingston Primary Care Trust with the Kingston Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK and the Pyramid Theatre enabled Shaun McGowan and Philippa Easton to perform 'All Shook Up', a humorous play about an overweight Elvis impersonator.

Read more in the Kingston Guardian...

Rupert the Bear fans hit Surbiton

Hundred of enthusiasts of the children's illustrated stories gathered to celebrate Surbiton's illustrator Alfred Bestall.

On January 15 1986, Alfred Bestall died after a long and literally illustrious career writing and drawing the adventures of the worlds best-known comic-strip bear.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his Surbiton life, local resident and old friend of Bestall Ann Fox, organised an exhibition of his work at Surbiton Hill Methodist Church.

Read more in the Kingston Guardian...

Rebels required

A TV documentary on the secrets of suburbia is calling for extraordinary Surbiton residents.

A spokesman of the production company said, 'We are looking to find the real people of the suburbs to tell us how they have rebelled against the conformity of suburbia.'

Read more in The Kingston Guardian or contact sophie.wurzer(a)shinelimited.com directly on 020 7985 7094

Long Ditton Village Fair

Long Ditton Village Fair takes place this year on Sunday 10th July at St Mary's School Long Ditton.

Its aim is to hold a yearly event to bring the whole community together and raise funds for local organisations and Charities.

Schools, Churches, Guids / Scouts, RSPCA and Kingston Hospital are just a few who benifit from this afternoon of fun.

This year as well as the normal attractions you would expect we have The Kingston and New Malden Marching Band, a display by Starletts Cheer leaders, Hinchley Wood ATC, a model railway, Clowns, Bouncy Castles and a whole lot more.

Arts in the suburbs - amateurish and bland?

The UK's first Centre for Suburban Studies says suburbs have to overcome that perception.

Urban or Suburbia? Alive and invigorating or bland and depressing?

With stimulation from ventures such as Sir Peter Hall's new Rose Theatre about to open down the road, the Centre for Suburban Studies says we may no longer need to travel up to Waterloo for culture and creativity.

Read more on the BBC website...

12th Annual Surbiton Festival

Surbiton Festival

Surbitonians take to the streets this Saturday.

Programme for Saturday 25th September

10.00am Opening Ceremony
by his Worshipful The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames at the Junction of St. Andrew's Rd and Victoria Road
10.00am - 4.00pm Street Market & Entertainments
Stalls the length of Victoria Road
11.00am - 4.00pm 'Building a Community'
Exhibition at St Andrew's Church, St Andrew's Road
11.00am Wreath Laying Service

Go the whole Hog

Fancy walking for 7 miles along the Hogsmill River? If you want company, turn up on Sunday 12 October and you're not likely to be alone.

The Hogsmill Action Group are organising a walk along the river.

The walk will be starting from Charter Quay in Kingston at 10am striding on to the Hogsmill Tavern in Worcester Park in time for lunch. Then, if you can manage it, onwards to Bourne Hall in Ewell Village.

The local Ecology and Environmental Education Officer, Marie Claire Edwards will be on hand to point out all the interesting stuff, along Stewart Cocker, Epsom and Ewell's Countryside Community Development Manager, who'll be at the pub to take you on for the next leg.

Biggest Festival yet?

Surbiton festival

It's thought that more people than ever went to this year's Surbiton Festival last Saturday.

Muslim fashion show to aid Iraq

Two young Islamic women have put together a fashion show of designs for women with the proceeds being dontated to the Islamic Relief volunteer organisation working in Iraq.

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