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October at the Corner House

September 30, 2013

Highlights for October :


Fri 4 October : Monthly social

Tu 8 October : Art gala

Thu 10 October : Comedy from Outside The Box

Sun 13 October : Two full comedy shows direct from this years Edinburgh festival

Sat 19 October : Crafty Afty

plus film club screenings


Details :

Monthly social :

Friday 4 October

The weekend starts here. Sup a drink, look at our new art exhibition, and browse through our book, DVD and CD exchange at the cornerHOUSE bar night
Convivial company and inexpensive drinks are a big draw at the arts centre in Douglas Road, Surbiton.
It all starts at 7pm.

Visual arts :

Tuesday October 8

Gala night for Sue Monteath’s latest exhibition. Sue, who won the Molesey Art Society’s 2010 Robert A Lindsay award for the most accomplished painting, works mainly in oils but occasionally acrylics and has recently undertaken a number of commissions. Still life, coastal scenes from around England and Scotland, birds and portraits all feature in an exhibition which runs from Sunday, September 29 until Friday, November 1. Sue’s paintings are for sale. Prices range from £40 to £250. Come and meet the artist, and discuss her work at the gala on the 8th.

Comedy :

Thursday 10 October

OTB are back with another laughter packed evening on As ever there will be a great bill of established and emerging stars from the best of the UK comedy circuit. The bill has yet to be announced but regulars will know that there is always a chance of a drop-in by the biggest of names; previous OTB bills at the cornerHOUSE have included Omid Djalili, Russell Kane, Andy Parsons, Lee Mack to name but a few. But also expect to be delighted by newly emerging acts you have not yet heard of; Angelos Epithemiou made one of his first public appearances here, as did Stephen Merchant when starting out in stand-up. And then there are wonderful shows like the Raymond and Mr Timkins Review, and eccentrics like Edward Aczel, which have astounded us.

The bill will be revealed on

Information line is 07791 439363

Possible adult themes and strong language mean that this event is only suitable for over 16’s


Sunday, October 13

Following a sell-out show at the cornerHOUSE in April, comedian John Williams returns with My Son’s Not Rainman

The comedian and single dad tells the audience what it is like to live with an autistic son in this hilarious and moving show.

“By the end of the hour, you’re invested in their life together, and want to hear more. Well crafted, funny and full of heart,” said one review.


Also on the bill is The Lost Letters of Cathy G by Paul Harry Allen.

This is a heartfelt and funny tale about a wad of forgotten letters from the 1960s, discovered in a junk shop. “Dating from 1963-69, they span across America, France and Edgware and give a fantastic insight into how 60s teenagers got their kicks, from miserable French exchange visits to screaming at a Monkees concert,” said Paul. “Having managed to find some of these hopeful groupies and first loves, with a mixture of stand-up and storytelling, I will share my quest to find out what happened after the letters stopped.”


Both shows are fresh from this summer’s Edinburgh Festival and gained four-star reviews. The comedy evening is a special fund-raising event for Express CIC which supports young people with autism and their families in the borough of Kingston.

Tickets are £12 on the door or £10 in advance via

Crafts :

 Sat 19 October :

Rapidly becoming the established place to make things, the third “Crafty Afty”.
Nothing too organised – just an opportunity to come and spend a few hours in the company of like-minded creative grown ups. Bring whatever project you’re working on, or want to start. All forms of artistry welcome, whether it’s papier mache, patchwork, photography, drawing, jewellery-making, knitting, painting, cards making – anything. If you need space to spread out there’s lots .
There’ll be home-made cake and tea available , too.

Plus the cornerHOUSE film club ….

Another screening in October each with a matinee and evening performance. Members will be receiving detailed information. To find out more details of the screenings before they happen you must be a member of the club ( currently free and with no commitments ); to join simply e-mail now.

 Help needed :

We are always keen to receive offers of assistance in running the cornerHOUSE, especially for front-of-house at the public events. Whether it is working in the box office, behind the bar or in the auditorium, your assistance would be invaluable to us.

If you can offer assistance in any way please let us know : e-mail us at

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