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Concert: Violin virtuoso

Former Young Musician of the Year Jennifer Pike will be playing the piece that won her the title when she appears at Marlborough College.

High drama: opera screenings

Catch an operatic tale of passion and intrigue at Farnham Maltings and at The Palace Cinema in Alton this month thanks to Met Live in HD.

Top flight: Alton Camera Club

Alton Camera Club’s talented members are ready and waiting to help you perfect your techniques to capture the winter world around you.

A cut above: best Christmas roasts

Turkey is a traditional favourite but there are so many choices of meat when it comes to the festive table, and many excellent local producers

Innings & outing! Drama in Alton

Outside Edge is this month’s highlight from Alton Operatic Society. But how much does art imitate real life? Peter Anderson goes in to bat and find out…


Gin is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with a wealth of interesting spirits produced right here on our doorstep.

Young minds

Kevin Leivers of Guildford’s Naked Pharmacy explains how we can help boost children’s mental health and support them through school life

Little Women sisters act

Enjoy an open-air production of Little Women in the lovely setting of Gilbert White’s house and gardens in Selbourne, writes Peter Anderson

Ale & Hearty

Here at Round & About Magazine, we are passionate supporters of local pubs, restaurants and producers. After all, anyone working in the food and drinks industry will know it takes a lot of hard graft to help punters relax!

Booze & Bites in Surrey

We live in a rich and fertile part of the country with many hard-working food & drink producers to appetise you! Here are some nibbles…

Romanov’s Realm

We find out more about royal biographer and Romanov expert Coryne Hall’s new book which marks the centenary of the murder of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family

Level best

Jonathan Lovett chats to Mark Chadwick of seminal band The Levellers ahead of their tour which takes in the Thames Valley this month

By Royal Approval

Anne Denholm, Official Harpist to HRH Prince of Wales will perform one of Mozart’s most popular works for Grayshott Concerts on Friday, 15th June.


Host of Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack, Angela Barnes is touring her show. Peter Anderson chats to her.

Hardeep and meaningful

Peter Anderson catches up with Hardeep Singh Kohli ahead of his Alternative, Fact stand-up show which lands at Bordon’s Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre

New heights

As we fly into a new year, why not volunteer for your local air ambulance charity and make a difference locally?