Forget Hampton Court, it's the Berrylands Flower Show

Famous Berrylands Road garden opens to public for charity.

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...

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...

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