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Museum Activities

The Tudor Stillroom and Pharmacy

Saturday 12 February, 11am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 2.30pm

Discover life in a Tudor Pharmacy and keep off the moths by making a muslin sweet bag with ingredients pounded in a pestle and mortar.

Preparing a remedy for colds and sore throats. Shucking and pounding rosemary to prepare for distilling. Having mystery bags of herbs to smell and finding their properties and uses as remedies. Discovering the many unexpected uses of mice, frogs and snails! Looking at bay, rosemary, sage, plantain, lavender, and cypress, the plants that were available in season and their properties as a Tudor lady would know them.

Cost £5 per child. Advance booking is essential. Further information is available from David Brooks dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk
 

Cave Painting

Wednesday 16 February, 10.30am to 12 noon and 2pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday 17 February, 11am to 12pm and 2pm to 3pm

In the deep time of prehistory early men crawled down into the darkest caves and used light from primitive candles to paint pictures of themselves and the animals they hunted.

They left behind a vivid record of their way of life and some clues of what they believed in. Discover how and why these paintings were created. Then by flickering light try to create your own cave painting in our very own ‘caves’.

Cost £5 per child. Advance booking is essential. Further information is available from David Brooks dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk
 

The Normans

Saturday 9 April 2022, 1pm to 2.30pm

How did it feel to be a Norman soldier at the Battle of Hastings? What was it like to attack the Saxon shield wall and face King Harold’s hand picked body guard of Housecarls?

Discover how the Normans won the nine-hour battle, changing the history of England for ever.

See the Normans’ weapons, swords and helmets and follow the path of William as he came up to London using the Roman road Stane Street after the Battle. He may have watered his horse at the spring at Ewell!

Cost £5 per child. Advance booking is essential. Further information is available from David Brooks dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk
 

What can archaeology tell us about Roman Ewell?

Wednesday 13 April, 2pm to 3.30pm

Discover how people learnt to live under Roman rule as a small native village became a busy roadside town.

Learn how the building of a road brought a new world of ideas, food, pottery, trade and strangers to the area.Learn about what was uncovered during a recent dig, even more strange than earlier discoveries! Discover a dark side to Roman Ewell – slavery!

See and handle Roman artefacts.

Cost £5 per child. Advance booking is essential. Further information is available from David Brooks dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk
 

Trace your family history

Wednesday 20 April, 2pm to 3pm

Have you ever wondered about your family story?

Local historian, David Brooks, will explain how to trace your own family’s history, using photos and information that he has collected over many years about his own.

By using certificates, parish records, the census, military records, and family stories you can piece together the jigsaw puzzle that makes up your family’s story and make your own discoveries about their work and how they lived.

David has traced part of his family back to Tudor times - how far back will your search take you?

Cost £5 per child. Advance booking is essential. Further information is available from David Brooks dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk
 

Tutankhamun: How a tomb cast a spell on the world

Saturday 7 May, 1pm to 2.30pm

King Tutankhamun ruled Egypt as pharaoh for ten years until his death at age 19. He was barely known to the modern world until 1922, when British archaeologist Howard Carter chiselled through a doorway and entered the boy pharaoh’s tomb, which had remained sealed for more than 3,200 years.

The tomb’s vast hoard of artefacts and treasure, intended to accompany the king into the afterlife, revealed an incredible amount about royal life in ancient Egypt, and quickly made King Tut a superstar. Triggering a worldwide interest in ancient Egypt. Hear how the discovery was made 100 years ago and find out: was the tomb really cursed!

Cost £5 per child. Advance booking is essential. Further information is available from David Brooks dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Foyer Exhibitions

  • 21 February to 4 March - Cheam High School

    Cheam High Art Department are excited to present MESSAGES, a group exhibition featuring a selection of works from our Year 13 A-level students from Art, Photography and Graphic Design. In a fragmented environment which has seen the rise of Zoom and protests across the world encouraging deeper dialogues into divisions in our society and the future of the planet, the act of message has become ever more significant since the Art department’s last physical show. The participating students draw upon such themes of race, sexuality and climate change presenting their own ideas and voices within the context of messages.

  • 8 - 12 Mar  Herald of Spring
  • 22 - 26 Mar  Hilary Jones & John Whurr
  • 26 - 30 Apr  Sogetsu Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging)
  • 3 - 14 May  Epsom & Ewell Art Group
  • 7 - 18 Jun    Epsom Camera Club
  • 21 Jun - 2 Jul Conquest Art
  • 5 - 9 Jul  Perseid School
  • 13 - 17 Sep  Melanie Cambridge
  • 20 Sep - 1 Oct  C.L.T.S.A.
  • 4 - 8 Oct  Hilary Jones
  • 11 - 15 Oct  Thames Valley Art Society
  • 8 - 12 Nov  Della’s Gift Market
  • 15 - 19 Nov  John Whurr
  • 22 Nov - 3 Dec  Nonsuch Art Group
  • 6 - 17 Dec  Beverley Mills

Groups & Workshops

  • Acacia Bridge Club, Wednesdays between 7.30pm to 10.30pm
    Contact David on 020 8240 9136
     
  • Bourne Hall Art Workshop, Wednesdays between 2pm and 4pm
    Contact Susanne on 07808 958726
     
  • C3 United Life, Sundays between 10am and 12pm
    Contact via website c3unitedlife.com
     
  • Epsom & Ewell Art Group, Wednesday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm
    Contact Richard 01372 727482
     
  • Senior Moments, Last Tuesday of every month between 2pm and 4pm
    Senior Moments’ a friendship club for older folks in the borough. Come along to our monthly meetings at Bourne Hall for fun activities, friendship and refreshments. Enjoy a range of activities and interesting talks. A short talk on the Christian message will be included.
    Contact Andy Wyatt on 07982 645422
     
  • Stagecoach Epsom, Thursdays between 4pm and 8.30pm
    Contact Rachel on 01737 669504 or e-mail epsom@stagecoach.co.uk

Dance Classes

  • The Jam Place (SEN Dance)
    Mondays between 4pm and 5pm
    Wednesdays between 4.30pm and 6.30pm
    Fridays between 1.30pm and 2.30pm and also 4pm and 7pm
    Contact Helen & Cass on 07870 192266
     
  • Extend Dance (Ballroom and Latin)
    Tuesdays between 7pm and 9pm
    Contact Olya & Richard on 074918 94850 or e-mail extenddancestudio@gamil.com
     
  • Tea Dance
    Thursdays between 1.30pm and 4pm
    Contact Malcolm on 01322 290751

Adult Learning, Workshops and Talks

  • WEA
    Wednesdays Ad Hoc Classes
    Contact Graham on 01372 463836
     
  • U3A, Mondays between 10am and 12pm
    1st monthly Colin Hargraves
    Contact via email epsomvicechair@gmail.com

Exercise Classes

  • Parkinsons, First Tuesday of every month between 7pm and 9.30pm
    Contact Geoff Hill on 07955 840281 or e-mail ske.parkinsons.info@gmail.com
     
  • Pilates, Monday evenings
    Tuesday Morning & Evening Classes
    Wednesday Evening Classes
    Thursday Morning Classes
    Contact surreypilates.co.uk
     
  • Strength abd Balance (50+)
    Tuesdays between 10 and 11am and 11and 12pm
    Contact Sue on 07842 126119
    Email suebfitness.co.uk
     
  • TAI CHI, Fridays between 1pm and 2pm 13:00-14:00
    Contact David on 07984 724359
     
  • YOGA (all levels)
    Tuesdays between 7pm and 8pm
    Contact Louise on 07957 431383