Sharing a love for films, books and music in the community should be fun and accessible to all. The events listed below bring together culture, community and a love for the arts – and all without breaking the bank.
Satisfied Eye International Film Festival in Surrey
Satisfied Eye International Film Festival is now entering its third year in Surrey. It was created to bring together film lovers and filmmakers in an international film festival right here on our doorstep. This year’s festival will run in October 2020 and they are currently looking for volunteers to help out. SEIFF is rated in the top 100 film festivals in the world out of 8500.
SEIFF are now running year-round events and kicking off in Epsom. The next event will take place in Epsom Playhouse on March 7th, 2020. The Amazing Kids’ Animation has a selection of the best children’s animation from around the world. There are still some seats left, so hurry before they are all gone! The wonderful thing about this event is that it is totally free – they only ask for a voluntary £5 contribution making international film accessible to all.
Get your tickets for March 7th here: https://satisfiedeye.com/whats-on/
World Book Day and Author Event
World Book Day is on Thursday 5th March and most book shops will be celebrating our enduring love of literature and books. Encouraging children to read and share in the excitement of choosing a book is promoted through swapping their £1 token for a book of their choice. The Waterstones in Kingston Upon Thames have fun events taking place throughout the day to appeal from the smallest of readers to teenagers.
See here for more information: https://www.waterstones.com/events/world-book-day-at-kingston/kingston-upon-thames
There is something quite magical about watching an author bring to life their own book. Waterstones in Croydon is hosting an evening with Rosanna Amaka on Thursday 19th March, 18:30-20:00. Her debut novel, The Book of Echoes, converges the narrative of a teenage boy in Brixton with a young woman in Nigeria.
This event will involve a reading by the author, followed by question and answers as well as book signing: https://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-with-rosanna-amaka/croydon
Guildford Jazzfest ‘20
The Electric Theatre in Guildford is hosting Guildford Jazzfest this year from Friday 20th March to Sunday 22nd March. There are a variety of events on offer, from UK Jazz, latin and funk to talks on the history of jazz alongside film showings and accompanying live music. All profits from the festival will go to the local charity, Guildford Philanthropy.
You can either buy a weekend pass or simply choose events that appeal to you. Seeing homegrown talent is always a must and I am sure that the Surrey Young Jazz Musicians of the Year won’t disappoint. Tickets are free for under-16s and the top priced ticket is £8.
For more information follow this link: https://electric.theatre/shows/guildford-jazz-fest-20-passes/