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July 2019

John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame

July 9 - November 3
Watts Gallery, Down Lane
Compton, Surrey GU3 1DQ United Kingdom

An exhibition dedicated to exploring the life and art of the Victorian Orientalist artist John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876).

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A Glimpse of the East: Fiona Grady

July 9 - November 3
Watts Gallery, Down Lane
Compton, Surrey GU3 1DQ United Kingdom

See Fiona Grady's installation, A Glimpse of the East, which responds to the patterns, light and colours in the works exhibited in John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame.

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September 2019

Burning Bright: The Scottish Colourists

07/09/2019 - 12/01/2020
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom

This new exhibition will bring together the significant works of Scottish Colourists S.J. Peploe (1871 - 1935), J.D. Fergusson (1874 - 1961), G.L. Hunter (1877 - 1931) and F.C.B. Cadell (1871 - 1935). The works will include paintings and drawings which represent all of the favoured subjects of the artists such as still-life, interior scenes, landscapes and portraiture.

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Burning Bright: The Scottish Colourists

07/09/2019 - 12/01/2020
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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This new exhibition will bring together the significant works of Scottish Colourists S.J. Peploe (1871 - 1935), J.D. Fergusson (1874 - 1961), G.L. Hunter (1877 - 1931) and F.C.B. Cadell (1883 - 1935). The works will include paintings and drawings which represent all of the favoured subjects of the artists such as still-life, interior scenes, landscapes and portraiture. The Scottish Colourists were among the first British artists to get to grips with the radical new trends in painting which emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century. They loved to travel and this will be reflected in their depiction of bright and beautiful European destinations.

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GSC SATURDAYS DRAMA CLUB

21/09/2019 - 11/07/2020
Guildford County School, Farnham Road
Guildford, GU2 4LU United Kingdom
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£160

Every Saturday we ignite the imagination of young actors in small friendly groups. Working with professional actors and stage combat instructors, they play fun games, rehearse plays, strengthen their confidence and learn more about the exciting world of theatre.

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6 Week Pottery Course – Starts Sept 2019

September 24 - October 29
Cranleigh Arts Centre, 1 High Street
Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8AS, United Kingdom
£180

Express your creativity in Clay! Our pottery classes are suitable for all levels and offer a progressive learning environment to discover, develop and improve your skills.

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George Abbot’s Gift to Guildford

September 28 @ 10:00 am - October 26 @ 4:45 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

On the 400th anniversary of the founding of Abbot’s Hospital on the High Street, this exhibition looks at George Abbot the man and the wonderful Alms House he gave to Guildford which is still a home for town residents today. On show at Guildford House Gallery 28 September - 26 October

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October 2019

GSC YOUNG COMPANY

03/10/2019 - 21/04/2020
Guildford Shakespeare Company HQ, 14/15 Midleton Road
Guildford, GU2 8XW United Kingdom
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£800

Following in the footsteps of our professionals, the GSC Young Company is a weekly course for 12-18 yr olds. Members devise and rehearse a brand new play inspired by our professional season, to be performed as part of Will's Birthday Bash in April.

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All’s Well That Ends Well

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - November 2 @ 7:30 pm
St Nicolas Church, Bury Street
Guildford, Surrey GU2 4AW United Kingdom

Join us in a brand-new venue, St Nicolas' Church, for a truly special staging of this rarely seen Shakespeare gem.

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DAN SNOW: On This Day in History

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, 5 Trinity Churchyard
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3RR United Kingdom
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£15

Popular historian and broadcaster DAN SNOW takes you on a whistle-stop tour through the most interesting and surprising moments of the last 3000 years

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Gutted: An Irish Black Comedy

October 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

At the Electric Theate on Monday 21st October @ 8pm. GUTTED a black comedy explores the lives of three strong women who work in a fish factory in 1980’s Dublin. Told through comic monologue, raw powerful language, movement and dance, the women give us a snapshot of the characters and challenges in their lives at the time. In light of Ireland’s recent referendum on abortion, these issues remain as relevant today as they did over 30 years ago. “An exhilarating…

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THE GABRIELLE DUCOMBLE QUINTET

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£16

Acclaimed jazz singer Gabrielle Ducomble brings her inimitable blend of French chanson, tango and bossa to the Jazz Café for an evening of unforgettable music-making. This new show features original songs from her latest album, Across the Bridge, interspersed with her own unique takes on classic chansons by Piaf, Legrand, Brel and Piazzolla.

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Judith Owen: Ego Non Karaoke “I don’t do karaoke”

October 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

At the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 23rd October @ 7.30pm Ego Non Karaoke “I don’t do karaoke” Judith Owen singer-songwriter and pianist is currently riding the wave of a tremendous couple of years – recently capped off with ‘redisCOVERed” with two consecutive albums making “The Top 100 Album” The Times Culture (UK) – 2018 and 2016 “Somebody’s Child” and 5 Star live reviews from a recent sold out Ronnie Scott’s London show. ★★★★★ The Times (UK) “The singer-pianist shuffled the…

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SIX

October 24 - October 27
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom

Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out London smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!

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Sleuth

October 24 - October 26
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom

The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in an English country house.

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In Print: Capturing Light

25/10/2019 - 05/01/2020
Watts Gallery, Down Lane
Compton, Surrey GU3 1DQ United Kingdom

The next instalment in our distinguished In Print annual exhibition series features over 50 beautiful and atmospheric prints depicting reflections, shadows and changing light on landscapes and interiors. Featured techniques include etching, wood engraving, linocut and screen printing.

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Ashley Fripp piano at Cranleigh Arts Centre

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cranleigh Arts Centre, 1 High Street
Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8AS, United Kingdom
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£15

Ashley Fripp is a pianist of formidable intelligence. With a fearless, loose-limbed technique and a prodigious memory… a talent which needs to be taken very seriously indeed” Birmingham Post

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HarrowMan ‘Rite of Way’ – Album Launch

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dakota, 11, Wharf Street
Godalming, Surrey GU7 1NN United Kingdom
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Surrey based musician HarrowMan marks the release of debut album 'Rite of Way' with a celebratory live concert performing songs from across the album with a few extra numbers thrown in for good measure!

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The Outside and The Inside

26/10/2019 - 05/01/2020
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom

Bringing together fascinating and diverse works from The Ingram Collection and award-winning charity Outside In, The Outside and The Inside provides a unique opportunity to discover new artists and unseen work, offering fresh perspectives and a chance to question the nature of art itself.

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Surrey Contemporaries Autumn Art Exhibition

October 26 @ 10:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street
Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA United Kingdom
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Free

The Surrey Contemporaries are returning to Haslemere Museum for their Autumn Art Exhibition/Sale from Saturday 26th October to Saturday 9th November (closed on Mondays). There will be original and affordable artworks, prints and cards all by local artists and available to take away immediately. They will be holding a "Meet the Artists" on Saturday 26th October between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm - do pop along to see the art, enjoy a "drink and a bite" and chat to the artists about their work.

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The Outside and The Inside

26/10/2019 @ 10:30 am - 05/01/2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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£7.50

The Outside and The Inside

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The Clare Teal Duo

October 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

At the Electric Theatre on Saturday 26th October @ 7.30pm. Clare Teal Duo - New Tour for 2019 As much as she loves fronting her Trio or Big Mini Band or singing with orchestras around the world, award winning singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal still revels in performing in more intimate venues accompanied by just piano. From swing to sublime ballads, Clare’s Duo Concerts are renowned for their fabulous musicality coupled with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling…

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Music of Bach Vespers

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Andrews Church, Farnham, GU9 7PW, Upper Church Lane
Farnham, GU9 7PW United Kingdom
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£17.50

Bach wrote his greatest music for the Church and this concert brings you three cantatas and other music used in Lutheran services in Bach's day. 26 Oct St Andrews Farnham GU9 7PW www.tilbach.org.uk

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Chamber Music Concert

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Andrews Church Cobham, Church Street, Cobham
Guildford, Surrey KT11 3EJ United Kingdom
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Free

Delightful piano quartets by Faure and Brahms on Sunday October 27th at St Andrew's Church, Cobham. Fauré & Brahms played by the talented Maiastra musicians under the leadership of award-winning violinist Akiko Ono.

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A Woman of No Importance

October 28 - November 2
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
5

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. In A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama created a vivid new theatrical voice.

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DAN SNOW – On This Day in History

October 28 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, 5 Trinity Churchyard
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3RR United Kingdom
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£15

The presenter of the hugely successful History Hit podcast and a regular on The One Show, takes you on a whistle-stop tour through the most interesting and surprising moments of the last 3000 years.

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Hannah Bruce: Shine and Rise

October 29 - November 10
Guildford, United Kingdom

Local award-winning artist Hannah Bruce explores the concept of 'shine' in still life and local scenes, using a range of exciting medias, including oil paintings, ink works and resin mixed media. 

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Hannah Bruce: Shine and Rise

October 29 @ 10:30 am - November 10 @ 5:00 pm
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Hannah Bruce: Shine and Rise

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The Annual Architecture Lecture

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rik Medlik Lecture Theatre, University of Surrey, University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU27XH United Kingdom
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Free

Agile Planning for the 21st Century - The Guildford Society are delighted to invite you to this free annual lecture. Guildford, like so many of our towns, is facing a variety of environmental, transport, housing and heritage issues. Understanding what the public values in their local environment and what needs to be improved is essential.

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Annual Architecture Lecture

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rik Medlik Lecture Theatre, University of Surrey, University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU27XH United Kingdom
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Free

The Guildford Society has released tickets for its free Annual Architecture Lecture hosted and supported by The University of Surrey and sponsored by Martin Grant Homes.

This year’s Lecture will take place on Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 19.00 in the Rik Medlik Building on the University’s Stag Hill campus. The Society is pleased to welcome two speakers, architect James Burland and Amy Hazlehurst from VU.CITY.

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November 2019

Mari Wilson & The New Wilsations

November 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

At the Electric Theatre on Friday 1st November @ 7.30pm Following Mari’s Sold Out extravaganza last summer in London, she now brings her new energy packed show to the Guildford’s Electric Theatre. Featuring her fantastic 8 piece band, The New Wilsations, including a terrific horn section, expect Mari’s 80’s hits and a selection of songs from the latest album Pop Deluxe, and of course, a few surprises. Dress Up, Dandify and Drape yourself in glamour for a very special night…

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Flanders Symphony Orchestra

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
G Live, Guildford, London Road
Guildford, Surrey GU12AA United Kingdom
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Milos Karadaglic's recording of Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto is regarded as one of the finest ever recorded. Experience it as part of an outstanding evening of classical music at G Live, Guildford.

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Hanging Hooke

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom

A solo play about Robert Hooke - a theatrical gem for all.

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Dracula – The Panto!

November 2
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom

There’s a vampire behind you!!!!

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The Occam Singers Concert

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, 5 Trinity Churchyard
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3RR United Kingdom
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£12.50 – £15.00

Poulenc's Gloria reflects his easy-going humour, mischief and solemnity. The work premiered in 1945 in Boston Massachusetts. Originally composed for large orchestra, in the concert we will hear a small orchestra accompanying the Occam Singers.

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An Audience with John Humphrys

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom

Mention John Humphrys, and most people will reply: the Today programme and tough interviewing.

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Frankenstein

November 4 - November 9
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom

An eighteen year-old girl, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come.

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The Makers’ Art Christmas 2019 – Society of Designer Craftsmen North Surrey Group

November 5 - November 30
The Bourneside Gallery, No 1 North Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1DN
Dorking, Surrey RH4 1DN United Kingdom
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Free Entry

The Society of Designer Craftsmen North Surrey Group presents a rich, vibrant and varied exhibition including Ceramics, Textiles, Glass and Jewellery.

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Celebrating 130 Years of the Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking

November 5 - November 28
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom

The Shah Jahan Mosque was built in 1889, and is the first purpose-built mosque and the first Grade I listed mosque in Britain. The exhibition explores the history of the building and the fascinating intertwined narratives of both the people of Woking and of those that visited and worked at the mosque.

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Celebrating 130 Years of the Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking

November 5 @ 10:30 am - November 28 @ 5:00 pm
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Celebrating 130 Years of the Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking

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Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me

November 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

At the Electric Theatte on Thursday 7th November 2019@ 7.30pm Barb Jungr’s reputation as “one of the world's great cabaret singers” (Time Out New York) may have gone to her head, as she will now only sing songs by writers whose names start with the letter B. But this means she can return to two colossi of popular song, whose writing has helped define her whole career. A good plan, because she is "one of the best interpreters of Jacques…

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Grayshott Folk Club presents: ASHLEY HUTCHINGS & BECKY MILLS with “The Beginnings of Fairport Convention”

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road,
GRAYSHOTT, Nr. Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TZ United Kingdom
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£16.00

The Guv'nor gives us the inside track on the invention of Folk-Rock, music in the 60s and encounters with The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.

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Fagin?

November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Fagin? Who was he?

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Mass in Blue (Will Todd) and Misatango (Palmeri)

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
G Live, Guildford, London Road
Guildford, Surrey GU12AA United Kingdom
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£20

Join Vivace Chorus and rock with the jazzy ‘Mass in Blue’, swing to the Latin-American ‘Misatango’, and enjoy live Tango dancing from talented duo Richard Manuel and Paula Duarte.

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CANCELLED: The Voice Behind the Stars

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom

Sat 9 Nov 2019 CANCELLED: The Voice Behind the Stars Unfortunately due to the ill health of a performer, this production has been cancelled. Our Box Office will be contacting all customers who had previously booked to issue refunds. Mill Studio 20:00 - Sat 9 Nov 2019 Prices All Tickets £17.50  

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Prism

November 11 - November 16
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom

The astonishing true story of the man who made Hollywood's greatest divas beautiful.

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Head Girl Head Boy: Portraits by Peter Monkman

November 12 - November 24
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom

Since winning the BP Portrait award in 2009, artist and teacher Peter Monkman has painted Charterhouse School’s Head Girl and Boy every year. In his series of portraits, behind the uniforms and pose, lie complex readings of youth, hierarchy and gender.

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Head Girl Head Boy: Portraits by Peter Monkman

November 12 @ 10:30 am - November 24 @ 5:00 pm
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Head Girl Head Boy: Portraits by Peter Monkman

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Verdi’s Nabucco

November 13 - November 16
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£23

Verdi's opera, Nabucco, was his first major success and the 'Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves' has become one of the most memorable opera choruses. Guildford Opera's production is fully staged, sung in English and accompanied by a chamber orchestra.

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A Portrait of Jewels

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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Have you ever wondered about the backstory to many of the most famous pieces of jewellery in history? Hear what happened to the pearls that belonged to Catherine De Medici or the diamond that once adorned King Charles I, later worn by Marie Antoinette, before ending up with a British MP! Jewel hunting has never been more fascinating.

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