Listing of all current events:
For sixteen days in June Surrey artists will be welcoming the public into their studios for the annual Surrey Artists’ Open Studios (SAOS) event taking place in artist’s studios right across the county.Find out more »
Repurposed brings together artists who work with either recycled, reused or found materials, making beautiful and compelling works. Breathing new life into discarded objects and offering a platform for discussion on the subject of sustainability and recycling.Find out more »
Join us in June for Shakespeare’s sublime comic masterpiece of mistaken identity, where wine flows, songs abound and yellow stockings are the order of the day!Find out more »
This exhibition presents new leather wall panels, vessels and brooches by Janine Partington, one of our most popular makers, recently selected for the prestigious Collect Open.
Janine is best known for her craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary design, also included in the show. There is no booking required and admission is free.Find out more »
This ground-breaking exhibition brings twenty artists and makers of African/Caribbean heritage to showcase their work, not previously seen in Farnham.Find out more »
Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and glass by artists from around the country in a Victorian house and garden.Find out more »
The Surrey Contemporaries will be exhibiting their art at Denbies, Dorking 17 - 30 June. Affordable paintings, prints & cards by local artists. Free entry, purchases can be taken away immediately.Find out more »
An exhibition at Guildford House Gallery between 22 June - 14 July by The Maritime Art Group: twelve artists featuring paintings of the coast, ships and the sea.Find out more »
US guitar virtuoso Sheryl Bailey has been described as “a sizzling guitar goddess” (All About Jazz) and "one of the most compelling tones of her generation” (Guitar Player Magazine). Earning “Rising Star” status on Downbeat’s Critic’s Poll in 2013, 2014, and 2015, she is now Professor at Berklee College of Music and at the Collective in New York.Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 26th June @ 7.30pm. Electrolyte is a multi award winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience. Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music ranging from 'blasts of sound to lyrical sweetness' (***** The Scotsman), this 'unstoppable' (***** To Do List) production is performed by six multi-instrumentalists who seamlessly integrate live music with expert storytelling. Electrolyte is the winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award,…Find out more »
Eight-piece party-band Still Crazy will be performing at Guildford Cricket Club in aid of the Cheryl King Trust. Singing songs from 1970 to present day, you'll be sure to be on your feet dancing! For tickets, please email Caroline Coleman: firstname.lastname@example.org.Find out more »
If you would like to go to a really special and memorable summer's evening out, then please don't hesitate to look and book for 'One Enchanted Evening'....The perfect combination of a brilliant concert of enchanting songs and popular aris, under the direction of the lovely Kim Collins; after Concert reception at the Albury Park Mansion; Albury Organic Vineyard Fizz; delicious canapes; incredible Raffle of premium gifts and finally a fantastic Charity Auction to include 10 nights, anywhere in the world sponsored by Small Luxury Hotels of the World.....what more could you ask for? book on-line at www.alburyoldsaxonchurch.orgFind out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Saturday 29th June 2019. Sarah-Jane Morris is Britain's most influential jazz and R&B singer. Morris's magnificent soul voice and emotional power has garnered praise and admiration worldwide for over 30 years. Inspired by the unwavering belief in the power of song to change hearts and minds, Sarah Jane has always followed her own star. That independence has brought her a loyal audience, devoted to her feisty, independent musical style.Find out more »
Join us to create a craft sunflower and to celebrate Farnham in Bloom, local wildlife and recycled craft materials with Sonia Percival, the Farnham based mixed media textile artist.Find out more »
Frottage is a fun and experimental technique where you create an artwork from the patterns and shapes already on the page. This technique is great for people who are looking to loosen up their style. Students will learn about Max Ernst who invented the technique and his significance in art history. No content will be repeated from prior courses or workshops. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 04 July · 1pm–4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)Find out more »
Shakespeare’s timeless love story set in a city torn apart by feuds in the early 1960s - think La Dolce Vita, pavement cafes, ice creams and a shadowy mafia.Find out more »
The Charity Pop-Up Gallery with Garden, in the beautiful village of Shere, is a celebration of art and nature.
It also raises awareness of, and funds for, mental health and nature conservation with Oakleaf and WWF.
The free summer exhibition ‘Feeling & Matter’ will show the diverse creative output of the English painter, sculptor and writer, John Rich. Having exhibited alongside David Hockney and many others, he went on to have critically successful one-man shows in London and exhibited with the Young Contemporaries and the London Group. He then struggled with bi-polar and sadly fell into obscurity.
This exhibition presents many works never before shown in public and features those kindly lent by Lord & Lady Levy.
The garden complements the gallery and reflects the life-long relationship between the artist and his muse.
Open July to September.
12noon to 6pm at weekends.
(other times by appointment - please email us)
Westlife are back! It’s been 20 years since their debut single hit the No. 1 spot and now their hotly anticipated reunion tour is coming LIVE to cinemas worldwide on Saturday 6 July for one unforgettable night. LIVE AT THE BOROUGH HALL CINEMA!Find out more »
On Saturday July 6th, in Emmanuel Church, Shepherds Lane, Stoughton, GU2 9SJ, Chantry Singers will be joined by Guitarist Andrew Crowdy and Pianist Angelina Palmblad in a concert of American Music.
The tour will travel from South to North America, beginning with the famous “Misa Criolla” by Argentine composer Ramírez and onto one of Peru's greatest Baroque composers, Juan de Araujo.. The tour makes its way north by way of a Mexican lullaby, to “El Cóndor Pasa”, originally a South American instrumental piece, made most famous by Simon and Garfunkel for their 1965 track (If I Could)”.
For the second half of the concert, we make our way firmly into the North, with a celebration of the music of Gershwin. "A Gershwin Portrait" includes excerpts from Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris together with his most famous songs, including "I got Rhythm", “Summertime", "They Can’t Take That Away From Me", and "Someone to Watch Over Me".Find out more »
A favourite festival band, guaranteed to liven things up a bit at Grayshott Folk Club before our summer break!Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Sunday 7th July @ 7pm. Returning to the Electric Theatre for a triumphant ninth year the talented Drama students from the celebrated Guildford Theatre School take to the stage once more to present an evening contemplating conflict, division and difference.Find out more »
Samantha Womack and Oliver Farnworth star in the gripping new play The Girl on the Train (Monday 8 – Saturday 13 July), adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide. Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears.Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on 9th July 2019 @ 7.30pm. In the Netherlands, jazz music was banned by the Nazis during the Second World War. A number of young people wanted to keep this music at all costs. They practiced in secret, copied illegal radio broadcasts and were determined to set up a school for jazz music after the war: the Swing College. On the liberation day, 5 May 1945, the Orchestra of the Dutch Swing College had its first…Find out more »
An evening of new theatre: Three Times Tables sees 3 mini-plays set around 3 tables: the world's worst wedding reception, a crime scene investigation, a PTA fundraiser... New writing, local aFind out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 10th July @ 7.30pm Steve Rodgers (son of Paul Rodgers), singer songwriter, is currently recording his new album which will be released this year. His first album was produced by Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini) mixed by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse). His songs reflect his passion for life’s depth, mystery and wonder, recorded with his band of like-minded musicians. Critics compare his music to a mix of Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini…Find out more »
With a front line of two saxes and trombone, HONK! play jazz versions of catchy, groove driven world music tunes, embracing Latin, South African Township jive, New Orleans Second Line, Funk, a touch of Ska, and even a hint of Afro Beat, with some brilliant originals from the band members.Find out more »
Claire Harrison will share her extensive knowledge of watercolour from more than 35 years of experience in painting with the medium. Claire will explain how to use water to control the paint and the differences between the ways to use watercolour, from wet-on-wet to layering. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners. Thursday 11 July · 1pm-4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)Find out more »
HarrowMan brings a unique blend of poetic lyricism, soaring vocals and intricate acoustic guitar to Guildford Fringe 2019 !Find out more »
The Jungle Book. Join Mowgli for his adventures in this lively Kipling's classic @WinkworthNT 13 & 14 Jul 2:30pm. Tkts 03442491895. Open air theatre. Bring chair or rug & picnic.Find out more »
Last staged by GSC in 2012 in the Castle Gardens, this time we're taking you to brand new venue at the top of Stoke Park - the enchanting Stoke Park Railway.Find out more »
Have you seen Euan? @chewboyprods have lost Euan, and the search is coming to @StarBackroom on 14th July at 5pm!
EUAN is a five-star, madcap dark comedy about what we’d do to save our own skins in the most bizarre situations.
Tickets: https://guildfordfringefestival.com/sessions/euan/Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Monday 15th July @ 7.30pm. Pedal and lap steel guitar ace Roosevelt Collier, so proficient he’s affectionately known as “The Dr,” released his solo debut, Exit 16, on GroundUP Music. It’s a potent mix of blues, gospel, rock and, in his words, “dirty funk swampy grime,” as overseen by producer and Bokanté bandmate Michael League (from the Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy). Brought up in the House of God Church in Perrine, Florida, Roosevelt built his “sacred…Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 17th July @ 7.30pm Tara's brand new comedy ‘Motherhood’ is a hilarious and insightful exploration of life as a new parent. In her highly anticipated debut hour she delves into the mad world of ‘parental advice’, explores the crazy things all new parents do, and looks at how her life has changed forever. ”Very talented and very of the moment” (Stephen Fry), “Hilarious ★★★★★” (The Sun).Find out more »
East and West have very different approaches to art and expression on the page. Claire Harrison will explore the differences and demonstrate a variety of different drawing and painting techniques from the East. Students will use watercolour and ink, but will be able to choose the inspiration from which they work. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 18 July · 1pm-4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Thursday 18th July @ 7.30pm. (In)Visible is a brand new show about modern slavery and trafficking, with a Q & A session after the show. Four people on stage, each with a different story of trafficking and slavery. Chiara speaks about organ harvesting, Chrissie recalls her time in domestic servitude, Agnesa tells of sexual exploitation, and Tavish opens up about life in forced labour. Each story has remained invisible for so long, we want to…Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Friday 19th July 2019 @ 7.30pm. Fresh from his sell-out 'Let the Good Times Roll Tour', Tom Seals, who is "quite possibly the future of Jazz/Pop", has the world at his fingertips. Having recently appeared at Montreux Jazz Festival, Birdland Jazz Club (New York City), Orange Peel (Hong Kong) and North Sea Jazz Club (Amsterdam), the Tom Seals Band return to Pizza Express Live. Seals is 23 years old and a fresh musical powerhouse of…Find out more »
People and Places celebrates the 60th anniversary of Guildford House being opened as our art gallery. People and places as portrayed in the art work and objects in Guildford Borough Council’s museum and gallery collections. On show 20 July-22 SeptemberFind out more »
The Jungle Book-join Mowgli on his adventures in this lively open air Kipling's classic @ClaremontLandscapeGarden 20 JUL 7pm gates open 6pm.Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Sunday 21st July @ 3pm & 6.30pm Kahli Lewis Dance Company (KLDC) presents a celebration of dance. Students aged 1-18 will take part, showcasing their skills in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. The show celebrates these students' achievements during KLDC's first academic year which includes many awards and medals at dance festivals. Many of these students will have also recently returned from the Dance World Cup finals in Portugal, where they represented…Find out more »
Halls follows the journey of eight very different first year university students, all brought together as they’re allocated the same halls of residence - Flat 15B.Find out more »
The music of Duke Ellington has been inspiring singer Sarah Moule and pianist Simon Wallace ever since they both discovered jazz. Together they celebrate the genius of the Duke with a collection of his greatest songs and those of his right-hand man Billy Strayhorn. From ‘In A Mellowtone’ to ‘Mood Indigo’, ‘Rockin’ In Rhythm’ to ‘Rocks In My Bed’ and Sophisticated Lady’ to ‘Something To Live For’, Ellington’s repertoire ranges from gut-bucket blues to urbane sophistication.Find out more »
Claire Harrison will explore and demonstrate watercolour inspired from the works of Cézanne. Known mostly for his oil paintings, Cézanne also used expressive brush marks in his watercolour paintings. Claire will help students understand and implement this lesser-known watercolour technique. Students will be able to choose the subject from which they work. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 25 July · 1pm–4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Sat 27th and Sun 28th July 2019 @ 7pm. Ed Asner takes one on a journey of pain, laughter and anatomy – not necessarily in this order. A comedy about Weinberger’s vacation to Italy and an unexpected visit to the hospital. This brilliantly written piece is beautifully told by Ed Asner (who knows Weinberger from Mary Tyler Moore days and they just wrote The Grouchy Historian together), who humorously creates awareness, pays tribute, and guarantees…Find out more »
US is a brand -new production exploring what it is like to live with a disability and how the modern world is proving to be both a help and a hindrance.Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Sunday 28th July @ 3.30pm Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter. From the makers of hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions! Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand new hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family. See a brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling…Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Tuesday 30th July at 8pm. Our Tuesday night Comedy Club features two established comedians and two open spots showcasing up and coming acts all tied together beautifully by the evenings compere. July Line-up: Open Spots: 1st: Nicole Harris 2nd: Johnny Wardlow Opening: Grant Busé Closing: Andrew Bird Compere: Geoff WhitingFind out more »
Claire Harrison will demonstrate how husband and wife, Sonia and Robert Delaunay used abstraction, from the completely abstract geometric forms to the semi-abstract landscapes. Students will learn how to construct an abstract painting in either watercolour or acrylic/oil. Students will be able to choose the subject in which to abstract from, if any, and learn how to create an aesthetically pleasing composition. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 01 August · 1pm–4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 Members)Find out more »
Trevor Price is one of our long-term favourite artists - Trevor specialises in drypoints and etchings that are handmade and hand printed in his studios in London and St. Ives. For this exhibition, he has also created a new body of paintings.Find out more »
Over the past 30 years David has developed his work from raw assemblage with found objects to the much more refined pieces he now creates. One thing has remained constant - the use of metal.Find out more »
The exhibition joins the celebrations of Farnham in Bloom. Artists throughout the centuries from all cultures have been drawn to the beauty and elegance of flowers. Virginia Wolff remarks that we need to understand the beguiling beauty of a single flower, in order to grasp the meaning and potential of life itself.Find out more »