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Weekend events – 5 -7th June

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June already!  2015 is just flying by, and we hope you’re making the most of it,  If you’re looking for something to do this weekend to get yourself out and about, here is our suggestions for you of great weekend events.

The first weekend of June is traditionally the calendar slot for the Epsom Derby, which means that this year it’s happening this Friday and Saturday.  Friday is Ladies Day but Saturday sees the traditional Derby races.  Tickets are available for all of the official stands, but the famous Hill is available for all to view from for free – just turn up and enjoy the party.  Bring your own picnic and make a day of it, this is certainly one to do once in a lifetime, so why not this year?

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Running throughout June is ’30 Days Wild’ which is run by the Wildlife Trusts and is aiming to get people to do one ‘wild’ thing every day in June.  To celebrate this there are events up and down the country every day in June, from getting involved in clearing/preparing a specific wildlife site to learning more about a specific aspect of local wildlife.  A full list of daily events throughout the UK can be found at the Wildlife Trust website, but a few highlights from this weekend that look to be good fun are a Real Ale and Ceilidh Night in Stafford on Friday from 630pm.  On Sunday Shrewsbury is hosting a Green Fair and vegan food festival which is free to attend.  Two great events and an excuse to get outside and support a great campaign.

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Worth a look before it closes next month is the Damien Hirst exhibition ‘New Religion’ which is located at the Lightbox in Woking.  This is a collection of work from 2005 which illustrates Hirsts concerns with belief, mortality, love and consumption.  Featuring a crucifix inlaid with pewter pills and silkscreen prints of biblical characters, this a fantastic exhibition in a great setting.

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And if you’re visiting the Hirst exhibition on Sunday, close by is a great annual event that supports a local charity.  Held at Mercedez Benz World in Weybridge, one of our great venues, the Classic Car show is held by Woking and Sam Beare hospices.  With some great cars being exhibited, including some historic rareities from next door Brooklands Museum there is a full programme of entertainment for all of the family and, of course, a beer tent.  Fingers crossed for great weather!

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