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Top TV comic and writer Nick Doody to visit Sutton

Laughing Coyote Presents… Nick Doody Having supported the legendary Bill Hicks when he was still at university, NICK DOODY is one of the most respected comedians in the UK and he is coming to Sutton. Laughing Coyote Presents… is a regular comedy night bringing well known names as well as amazing innovative shows from acts you may not have seen before. NICK DOODY has been performing comedy since the 90s when, as a student, he got off to a pretty good start by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill’s request. A little later, Nick was a finalist in Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition. Since then he has performed all over the world: Ireland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Estonia… You get the idea. He was the first British comedian to perform in Croatia. Nick has appeared on various radio and TV shows and is also much in demand as a writer. He has penned jokes for Joan Rivers, Lenny Henry, Dame Edna Everage and an uncomfortable number of Mock The Week regulars. He was also the creator and head writer of Bigipedia, a critically acclaimed Radio 4 show that broadcast in 2009 and 2011. Along with Nick will be writer for Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’ ADAM VINCENT – a professional comedian and writer for...

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Legal work combining with choir to deliver Legal Harmony

>A Cheam resident is combining legal work with choral work to deliver much needed funds for national charities. David Smith works in barristers chambers in London but outside his work runs a charity choir competition called Legal Harmony. He is now organising a Charity Music Gala at Central Hall, Westminster on 8th June 2016. Lesley Garrett CBE, the National Symphony Orchestra and an amateur choir of 200 lawyers and support staff will perform a mix of opera classics and more modern songs (eg, Mozart, Handel and Abba!). Three charities will benefit – Sparks, a children’s medical research charity; London Legal Support Trust, a charity that provides free legal advice through local Law Centres; and Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), a charity for patient safety and justice. David has always had passion for choral music since singing in his local church choir in Tooting as a child. The thought of raising money and awareness for charities through a choir competition developed following attending a solicitor firms’ Christmas party in 2012 whose choir was performing as guests arrived. To his surprise David discovered that several firms had their own choirs and so in August 2013, established Legal Harmony, a not for profit charity choir competition. So far 18 separate law firms have taken part in the competitions, raising over £25,000 for their charities.  Many law firms raise significant sums of money...

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Apspiring film makers its your chance to create Sutton the Movie

​Aspiring film makers from the Sutton area are being given the chance to become stars and directors of the silver screen in Sutton the Movie – a ground-breaking new competition being launched by Arts Network Sutton and open to movie mogul wannabees of any age. Find out more by going to see the trailer at SUTTON THE MOVIE The project will celebrate the people, heritage and culture of the London Borough of Sutton. Each entry must have a strong association with the borough, either through the production team studying or working within of near to the borough, or more directly through the film’s content, which should deal with Sutton subjects, inanimate or people focused. Genres can cover any family friendly area, from comedy to classic theatre, travelogues to dance, animation to interviews. Alternatively, the ANS organisers have thrown the gauntlet down to entrants, saying ‘use your imagination and surprise us!’ Projects can be filmed on any suitable equipment, such as smartphones, tablets and camcorders, as well as conventional movie cameras. Organiser Richard Moore, a member of the Arts Network Sutton executive, explained: ‘The judges will be basing their assessments on a number of key criteria, including creativity and originality, strength of relevance to our borough and the production quality of the entries. ‘Our age categorisations (18 and under, 19 to 69 and 70-plus) are designed to give as many...

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Work experience success for Orchard Hill College students

Two of Orchard Hill College year 2 students, have successfully secured work experience at All Saints Church in Hackbridge one day a week. They have been developing gardening skills through working on the VPC roof garden and have been doing so well that they will now transfer these skills to the local community Church and help them with the upkeep of their garden and surrounding areas. This is brilliant news as they are now really giving something back to the local...

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Sutton Grammar success at latest Chemistry Olympiad

Science students from Sutton Grammar have had great success at the recent Chemistry Olympiad organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This UK competition is an opportunity to stretch and challenge post-16 Chemistry students by testing their chemical knowledge. The competition is supported by INEOS, the world’s third largest producer of chemicals. The competition is designed to stretch the most able young chemists in the country. Although aimed predominantly at A/A* grade Year 13 students, anyone aged 16 and over may enter. This year, over half of the student entries were from Year 12 students. Congratulations to all boys who took part! Three top performing students achieved...

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Sutton Voice is proud to be working with Sutton Cricket Club to highlight the results activites and facilties of one of the borough's largest and most successful sporting organisations.

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Sutton High School is an independent day school for girls aged 3-18. Founded in 1884 by the GDST, it continues to provide an academically rigorous and challenging education within the framework of a caring and supportive community.

It was the London Borough of Sutton’s highest placed girls’ school in The Times A Level Results Table August 2015 and GCSE results also saw an increase in the percentage of A* grades, up to 32%, with 40% of girls achieving 9 or more A* or A grades. Come and see for yourself why The Good Schools Guide describes Sutton High as “a school to watch”.  Places for our Open Events can be booked online at



Is your child two or going to be two in the next school year? They may be eligible for up to 15 hours of free weekly childcare!

*The scheme is available to Sutton residents who earn less than £16,190, receive Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income Support, or other benefits, from the term after a child's second birthday, thanks to funding from the government.

The free childcare can be provided by nurseries, childminders, pre-schools or playgroups.

For more information visit or contact the Sutton Family Information Service on 020 8770 6000




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