Listing of all current events:
Parallel Lines: Drawing and Sculpture Exhibition @ The LightboxFind out more »
This year Greenwich Printmakers celebrate their 40th anniversary and this summer, to honour the occasion, Watts Contemporary Gallery will host 'Greenwich Printmakers at 40'. The exhibition will feature prints by all 35 members and will showcase their distinctive styles and subject matter,with many members creating exclusive and never-before-seen prints, directly responding to the Artists' Village: its local environment, architecture and collections. Featured techniques include linocut, etching, screenprint, monoprint, photoetching, aquatint, drypoint, solar plate gravure, collagraph, lithography, wood engraving and woodcut.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)
An exhibition dedicated to exploring the life and art of the Victorian Orientalist artist John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876).Find out more »
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.Find out more »
This exhibition celebrates the very best of contemporary watercolour.Find out more »
The annual Centrepiece project brings together children from seven local schoolsFind 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 »
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 »
Ann Marie's outdoor sketches depict a different space on the paper and canvas; a space that conveys some of what it feels like to be in that landscape, not simply an image of what it looks like.Find out more »
This popular workshop returns to the Guildford Institute. Claire Harrison will explain the colour wheel in depth and demonstrate how to mix colours, as well as giving tips on how to remake the exact same shade once it has run out! Inspiration will be taken from Matisse on how to use different colours together effectively. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 29 August · 1pm–4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)Find out more »
You are invited to take a seat at the table for a riotously funny evening that questions whether a person’s name truly reflects who they are.Find out more »
Lineup includes: Ben Norris, Cally Beaton, Joe Sutherland and Konstantin KisinFind out more »
The third Practise, Reflect, Share annual symposium will take as its theme “Practice Research”. At this interactive event, guest speakers, editors and publishers will explore the problems involved in presenting Practice Research for publication.Find out more »
The Women's Support Centre aims to prevent women coming into contact with the Criminal Justice System by promoting participation and achievement in the arts. This motivates, inspires and helps women to develop the skills needed to lead a more positive life. This year’s theme is ‘Hear My Voice’.Find out more »
Watts Contemporary Gallery launches its first show of present-day ceramics: a craft with a rich history at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Sunday 8th September @ 3pm & 7pm. STRINGFEVER is an entertaining group of talented musicians that have lived and breathed music since a young age. Composed of three brothers and a cousin, this internationally acclaimed quartet has performed 1000+ shows in thirty-three countries since 2004, from private performances for the British Royal family to a packed audience at Madison Square Gardens. Coming from a family of musicians, it was always likely that the Broadbent boys…Find out more »
Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu, The Mikado satirises British society, customs and pretensions through a farcical Gilbertian plot brimming with humour.Find out more »
Come and enjoy the work of three local artists working in three different materials.
Alison Harding, works in oils, taking inspiration from family, friends and the countryside
Zuju Shareef, has an eclectic approach in mixed media with subjects ranging from life drawings to abstracts and still-life. Deena Goff, works with textiles, playing with colour and textures in a variety of techniques.
On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.Find out more »
"The Magic of Prague" Czech Art and Culture Gavin Plumley 11 September 2019 As part of the Hapsburg Empire, Prague was beloved of kings and princes. During the 19th century, however, the Czechs sought to reclaim the city for their own. They imagined a new future by means of architecture, literature, art and music. This talk will show how Czechs created a capital that was fit for a new independent nationFind out more »
Much-loved alto sax player Derek Nash is a featured soloist with the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, and a vibrant and charismatic performer. Expect an evening of the best of swinging modern mainstream jazz, infused with catchy melodies and infectious rhythms, fronted by one of the most popular and versatile saxophonists in the UK.Find out more »
An introduction to small scale clay modelling, as well as demonstrations in traditional hand building techniques, such as coiling, slab building and pinch pots.Find out more »
The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters.Find out more »
“You have made us into what you think we are, just a butcher, just a butcher and his wife sitting at home wasting their lives, small-town people who sit on your back forcing you to be as small as the rest of us.”Find out more »
Sime Art Gallery - Celebrate the Gallery’s recent achievement of a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to help secure the future of the Gallery.Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Friday 13th September at 7.30pm. Are you ready to experience the ultimate piano rock 'n' roll concert? Join the sensational Two Pianos on a stunning musical journey back in time to celebrate the finest hits that shaped the Rock 'n' Roll music scene. Become part of the Two Pianos experience as Al Kilvo and David Barton, along with their top-class band, bring you to your feet as they battle to deliver the best rock 'n'…Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Sat 14th September @ 8pm. Hundred Watt Club – a dazzling evening of burlesque & vaudeville You are invited to spend a slinky, sexy and ever so slightly sordid evening with the glorious Hundred Watt Club in the comfort of Guildford’s Electric Theatre! Your cast include: International burlesque showgirl, vintage styled beauty : TRIXIE SPARKLE Gravity defying, superhuman acrobatic duo : DEUX AILES Queen of Queer-lesque, glittering force of nature : RUBYYY JONES Banjo-toting, rib…Find out more »
The Surrey Contemporaries will be back at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking from 16th to 22nd September for another Art Exhibition/Sale. Local artists with an eclectic mix of styles and subjects, affordable original paintings, prints and cards. Free Entry - all purchases can be taken away immediately. www.surreycontemporaries.co.ukFind out more »
Spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest - direct from the West End.Find out more »
Award-winning Guildford Opera invite you to a magical evening of song from the world of opera and musical theatre in Guildford's beautiful Holy Trinity ChurchFind out more »
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.Find out more »
Agatha Christie was one of the greatest thriller writers of all time and certainly the most prolific. In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction, a series of events which sparked one of the biggest and most extensive police hunts in history.Find out more »
Sep 21 @YvonneArnaud. Southern Pro Musica and Brian Blessed in ‘Music & Shakespeare’: an evening of orchestral masterpieces & the words that inspired them.Find out more »
The Leisure Society-An Indie Folk/Pop/Rock band who have five great albums and eleven years experience playing live together, to draw on. This could be Grayshott Folk Club's finest hour........Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Saturday 21st September @ 8pm. Former Karnataka Lead Singer Hayley Griffiths is returning to the stage with her brand new show and will be joined by former band mates Cagri Tozluoglu (Keys) and Jimmy Pallagrosi (Drums) alongside newcomers Jordan Brown (Bass) and Jim Clark (Guitar.) The new show is bold and energetic, packed with dramatic soundscapes, heavy rock anthems and beautiful ballads all combined with virtuoso musicianship and Hayley’s unique touch of glamour bringing a…Find out more »
The Night Watch is the thrilling and beautiful story from the award-winning, number one best-selling author, Sarah Waters (Tipping the Velvet, The Paying Guest and The Little Stranger).Find out more »
Jimmy Hastings is a long standing member of the British jazz scene. He was famously part of the Humphrey Lyttleton Band and the John Dankworth Generation Band and over the years he has worked with a host onf internatianal stars, including Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Sammy Davis Jnr, Tonny Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Nelson Riddle and many others.Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Wednesday 25th September @ 7.30pm. The Songs of Nick Drake: A haunting and immaculately crafted concert This concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters – all contemporary with Nick Drake. Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn and Bert Jansch. Also featured are poems by William Blake which Keith has set to guitar arrangements based on Nick’s unique style. Nick Drake is the most revered…Find out more »
Chekhov's tragicomedy in a bittersweet, multi-disciplinary new adaptation. Isolated and beyond help, the weary inhabitants of one country household plunge head over heels in lust when a beautiful stranger arrives.Find out more »
At the Electric Theatre on Thursday 26th September on 7.30pm. An upbeat mixture of soul and funk this performance is the third stop on Hollie Beadell's second album launch tour entitled 'Jukebox Nights'. Influenced by Plan B's soulful albums, this event promises to be an uplifting and energetic event bound to get you dancing. Please note that this performance will feature stroboscopic lighting and is not suitable for anyone below the age of 15.Find out more »
Triple C Theatre Company presents a new adaptation of the classic novel.Find out more »
Dinara is an active concert performer and prize winner of over 15 international competitions.Find out more »
From Victorian to modern-day Folk music and storytelling from this award-winning trio.Find out more »
You Can Sing ..... But Can You Swing? You can sing…but can you swing? Shalford Choral is delighted to be welcoming Alexander to lead us in what will be a truly amazing day. This workshop ‘You Can Sing … But Can You Swing?’ is popular for choirs and singers who wish to improve their performance of non-classical styles of music. Additionally, there will be the opportunity to try out selections from Alexander’s other works. Alexander L’Estrange is an award-winning English…Find out more »
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 OctoberFind out more »