ACCLAIMED singer Jacqui Dankworth comes to Epsom Playhouse next month to perform an eagerly-anticipated concert.

Jacqui, daughter of jazz legends Cleo Laine and John Dankworth and warmly hailed in her own right as an outstanding talent, will be taking the stage at the Playhouse on Wednesday, September 17, at 8pm.

With a live repertoire which draws on all kinds of influences including jazz, soul, folk and blues, Jacqui has long been winning fans and rave reviews.

Having first enjoyed stage success as an actress with companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, she then turned to her passion of music and has not looked back.

Her music CV includes touring and recording with the Brodsky Quartet, singing alongside Courtney Pine at the Royal Festival Hall, featuring on his album, Devotion, and a world tour as guest vocalist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

She has also hosted a show on BBC Radio 3 with her mother and released her own albums as well as featuring on numerous others.

She is expected to begin work on a a new album later this year.

Tickets for her date at Epsom Playhouse are priced at £16.50, pass card £13.20, and are available on 01372 742555.

REDFEST music festival returns to Redhill this weekend with some 30 bands and performers playing at Robins Cook Farm in Kings Mill Lane from Friday, August 8, to Sunday, August 10.

Also featuring a funfair, food and market stalls, a bar, DJs and fireworks, the event will see ten bands performing on each day with the line-up including Pete and the Pirates, Satellite State, Stagecoach and WinterKids.

People buying a weekend ticket will be able to camp at Redfest with bottles, fireworks, offensive weapons, flares and pets all banned from the site, and with children under 14 having to be accompanied by an adult. For more details and tickets visit the website at:

BEST-SELLING author Eoin Colfer brings his one-man adrenaline-fuelled show on teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl to Epsom Playhouse on Monday, August 11, at 3pm, to be followed by an after-show book signing of copies of the sixth book in the Artemis Fowl series. Tickets at £10 on 01372 742555.

THE Red Arrows will head the one-day Wings and Wheels flying demonstration at Dunsfold Park near Guildford, on August Bank Holiday Sunday (August 24), open from 9am to 6pm. Ticket details on 01483 200900.

GRAPPLING fans can enjoy the return of the American Wrestling Rumble Spectacular to The Harlequin, Redhill, on Friday, September 5, at 7.30pm. Tickets at £10, concessions £8, family tickets for two adults and two children £32, on 01737 765547.

SHOWTIMERS will present musical cabaret supper That's Entertainment! at the Village Hall, South Nutfield, from Thursday, September 4, to Saturday, September 6, at 8pm. Tickets at £10 on 01737 823491.

SINGER-SONGWRITER Martyn Lucas, the British Philharmonic Orchestra and magician Daniel Dean will all be on the bill of the One Night In Vegas show at The Harlequin, Redhill, on Thursday, September 11, at 7.45pm. Tickets at £17, concessions £15.50, on 01737 765547.

THINK Floyd recreate the Pink Floyd live experience with their 2008 tour, featuring iconic tracks from the rock supergroup's back-catalogue, at Epsom Playhouse on Tuesday, September 16, at 8pm. Tickets at £18.50, pass card £14.80, on 01372 742555.

PROG rock heroes Wishbone Ash will team up with blues-rockers The Hamsters at the Redhill Rock 'n' Blues Night at The Harlequin, Redhill, on Friday, October 3, at 8pm. Tickets at £17.50 on 01737 765547.

ROCKERS Status Quo have announced two dates at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, on Tuesday, October 7, and Wednesday, October 8, at 7.30pm. Tickets on 0208 688 9291.