The Event

The Farnham Lions Summer Spectacular is planned to be a truly fantastic American themed afternoon and evening. It will take place on Saturday 8th July 2017 at a private location in Churt, Nr Farnham, Surrey, commencing at 5pm and closing at midnight.

The event is being held to celebrate the 50 years of Service in our community as The Lions Club of Farnham, and the Centennial of the formation of Lions as an organisation in Chicago, USA - hence the American theme. This period gives us a rich period of culture to draw our inspiration for this event, and it suffices to say that for all of the 700 guests we hope to join us; "Prohibition stops here"!

The event will be housed in two huge circus big tops arranged around a Superspan 2000 stage - yes thats a 2000 sq ft covered stage. 

To start the evening from 5.00pm guests will enjoy full access to an incredible motor museum and the ability to talk about the cars in the museum with the owners, just as a precursor to a full evening of entertainment. Music provided by urbanblue music ( who have played with big names, from Adele, Dizzie Rascal, Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams to Jamie Callum, Tom Jones and Jools Holland. 

Urban Blue Music : our band for the Spectacular evening.

Charlotte Gooch
Charlotte Gooch
Interspersed with the fantastic band and singer will be two performances choreographed and managed by Charlotte Gooch (, well known on the west end stage for her roles in Dirty Dancing, CATS and Grease to name but a few.  Charlotte has recently finished playing the leading role of Dale Tremont in the Olivier award winning production of Top Hat and featured as a dancer in the 2015's Strictly Come Dancing.

Charlotte in her magnificent role on Strictly Come Dancing.

Also during the evening you will be provided with a sumptuous American themed dinner just look at the menu below, have the opportunity to participate in both an auction and raffle, to work off some of those pounds by dancing to the live music before feasting your eyes on a magnificent fireworks display and then departing at midnight, with we hope many fantastic memories of the evening.]

Summer Spectacular Event timetable

5.00pm - Event opens welcoming guests, complimentary glass of fizz and a chance to stroll around the incredible museum, pre-ordfer your table wines and chill out with your friends and families.

Around 6.30pm Canapes will be served; followed by

A sit down full dinner whilst listening to live music

leading into the first of our two Cabaret sets - entitled 'The Jazz Era.'

After the cabaret set we will ask James Wright from Bonhams to lead a short auction of some incredible prizes. Watch this site to see the list prior to the event.

Immediately after the auction we will watch the second Cabaret set - this time titled 'The Golden Age'.

Then we hope, weather permitting to offer our guests an incredible surprise with new guests joining us from the sky.

After this our friends at Flashpoint Fireworks will entertain us with a spectacular display put to a medley of songs from the Golden Era.

And now finally its time to work off some of those calories and show your own expertise on the dance floor or simply sit back, 

relax and enjoy a cocktail..... Ah yes, prohibition really has ended here and carriages are at midnight!

Those wishing to leave vehicles at the venue overnight are welcome to do so but no responsibility is taken for them.  

Summer Spectacular Menu 

All prepared on site by a team of chefs used to catering for up to 3000 guests.


 Tuna Caper Crostini

 Devilled Crab buckets

 New York Cocktail Sausages with Honey & Mustard Dressing 

Tartlet with walnut, brie and grape salsa

 Beef & pate crostini  with horseradish as dipping sauce 


Hickory smoked sweet cured brisket of beef 

Tennesee sticky pulled pork Southern coated chicken fillets 

Asparagus and Tomato Frittata 


Veg option Roasted Stuffed Peppers (v) 

Asparagus and Tomato Frittata (v) 

all main dishes served with

Fresh Caesar Salad (v) 

Fresh Tomato and corn salsa (v) 

Minted Hot (new) Hampshire Potatoes (v) 

A selection of American breads and butter (v) 


Medley of three deserts: Chocolate Brownie, American Apple and Cinnamon crumble and a brandy snap basket of berries served with fresh cream  


A trio of berries (v)