MGSO4 Epsom & Ewell Arts Festival

FREE MGSO4 EPSOM & EWELL ARTS FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES AT EPSOM SQUARE

Outside In The Plaza

Lunchtime Live
Monday 2 July – Thursday 5 July, 12:30pm to 2pm
Liven up your lunchtime with a performance showcasing local creative talent. Discover something different every weekday during the festival.

Turn Up & Jam
Friday 5 July 2018, 12noon to 3pm
Calling all musicians!
Bring yourself and your instrument and let’s make some music together. Whatever your sound, join in and freestyle for that #FridayFeeling.
MGSO4 will provide the backline and rhythm under the giant parasol.
If it’s been a while since you played in front of an audience, don’t worry. Turn Up & Jam is a fun, friendly event. Any instrument or vocalist is welcome.
(Note: This is not for bands – just individuals who love making music.)

Ready, Salted, Go!
Friday 5 July 2018, 11am to 5pm (1st Floor)
Join Royal Academy-exhibiting artist Bea Haines in the creation of  an interactive communal sculpture made of Epsom Salts. It will be created – then dissolved – over the course of the day.

Epsom Wells Street Theatre
Sunday, 8 July 2018, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Presenting the first-ever outdoor street performance of sketches adapted from the famous seventeenth century play, Epsom Wells.
Directed by Sally McCormack.

At the height of its fame as a rural spa town, Epsom drew a party-loving crowd of celebrities from all over Europe. Inspired by these antics, Thomas Shadwell, a popular playwright of the day, wrote the play Epsom Wells. It was first performed in London in 1672 in the presence of King Charles II, who enjoyed it so much that he saw it again two days later. The play is a bawdy comedy, whose characters are more interested in wine, ale and amorous adventures on and off the bowling green than in drinking Epsom’s mineral waters.

The Daily Salter Exhibition
Sunday, 8 July 2018, 11:00am to 3:00pm

View the collection of the Daily Salter newspaper billboards that have been appearing all over the borough. Join artist-designer Adrian Riley in creating your own headlines.  Plus family games and stalls.
Come along with family or friends and enjoy the atmosphere.
Dressing-up in seventeenth century wigs and costumes is encouraged.

This event is being delivered in partnership with Bourne Hall Museum.

Indoors

Family Discovery Trail
Monday 2 – Saturday 7 July, Epsom Library (all day)
Find out about the old days of Epsom Spa following the trail of clues around Epsom Library. All entries receive a Buy One Get One Free voucher for the Library shop.

StoryTime Baby-signing with Anne-Marie Sanzari-Croxson
Monday 2 July, 10.30am, Epsom Library
Reading and baby-signing a range of picture books by favourite authors.
Ages 0-3years.

Monkey Music Fun
Tuesday 3 July, 10.30am, Epsom Library
A special introduction to Monkey Music. Inspire your pre-school children to have fun using props, singing and instruments.

Local Art Group Exhibitions
Monday 2 – Saturday 7 July, First Floor Concourse
Various artists