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March 2018

Mary Watts: Pioneering Suffragist

March 6 - November 3
Watts Gallery, Down Lane
Compton, Surrey GU3 1DQ United Kingdom
£11.50

The eightieth anniversary of Mary Watts's death in 2018 marks one hundred years since the Representation of the People Act in 1918, which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time, and ninety years since the Equal Franchise Act in 1928, which finally gave women the right to vote at age twenty-one on the same terms as men. To coincide with this significant anniversary we will present a display titled 'Mary…

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April 2018

Creative Writing Course: Getting to grips with Dialogue

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Lightbox, The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, GU21 4AA United Kingdom
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Dialogue is a powerful tool in fiction. When and how much should you use it? And how do you give an authentic voice to your character? In this workshop we’ll be exploring how to write powerful, realistic dialogue that reveals character, creates narrative drive and enriches the scene. This session is part of creative writing course by Melanie Whipman, writer, editor and teacher, specialising in the short story form. Her work has been broadcast on Radio 4 and published in…

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Sunny Angel in Conversation with Fiamma Pather

April 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Lightbox, The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, GU21 4AA United Kingdom
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Sunny Angel has written 'Wings', a moving but uncompromising account of her abuse at the hands of the man who groomed and imprisoned her. Sunny now uses her experiences to help others. Fiamma Pather is CEO of yourSanctuary, a charity who work to prevent domestic abuse and support the lives of those affected. Part of The Lightbox Literary Festival programme. Thurs 26 April 2018, 1.30pm Free Event | Suggested donation £3 for yourSanctuary

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Literary Food & Film Night

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Lightbox, The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, GU21 4AA United Kingdom
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Marking 200 years since the birth of one of literature’s most celebrated figures, this year’s themed evening will be all things Emily Brontë. Enjoy a fabulous four course gourmet dinner inspired by Brontë's era, before going upstairs to our Ambassador Room to watch Wuthering Heights (1992) starring Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes. Part of The Lightbox Literary Festival programme. Adult £45 | Friends of The Lightbox £40 Price includes dinner, film and goody bag

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Poetry Day & Open Mic

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Lightbox, The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, GU21 4AA United Kingdom
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The popular Poetry Day & Open Mic event returns for a second year at The Lightbox Literary Festival, hosted by Greg Freeman from Write Out Loud. Sat 28 April 2018 | 11am Free entry, suggested donation £3

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An Audience with Franny Moyle

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Lightbox, The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, GU21 4AA United Kingdom
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Television producer and author Franny Moyle talks about her new book 'The Extraordinary life and momentous times of J.M.W Turner'. Franny’s first book Desperate Romantics: The Private Lives of the Pre-Raphaelites (2009) was adapted into a BBC drama series. Part of The Lightbox Literary Festival programme. Adult £12 | Friends of The Lightbox £10

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Alison Weir: Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Lightbox, The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, GU21 4AA United Kingdom
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Sunday Times best-selling author Alison Weir is returning this year talking about the next book in the series ‘Six Tudor Queens’, ‘Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen’. Copies available in the Festival Shop ahead of general publication. Alison will be pleased to sign your copy. Advance booking required. Talks last for approximately 45 minutes with a short time for questions. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the talk. Drinks will be available to purchase. Part of The Lightbox Literary Festival programme. Adult…

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June 2018

Drink & Draw

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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Free

A new monthly creative happening at the venue. Drink & Draw is the perfect place to enjoy drawing, and getting to know the Guildford creative community. Bring your sketchbooks, pens, pencils, and if you're feeling generous, some of your favourite equipment to share. Drink & Draw is free to attend, but we will be accepting donations to help us fund future drawing events - life drawing, artist tutorials, sketching trips and more!

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The Art Parlour: A 1960s Drawing Experience

June 14 @ 9:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£11.50

Join Hundred Watt Club as they return with another multi-sensory life drawing session, this time taking you back to the swinging sixties! Taste the treats, sample the sounds and feast your eyes on the delights of the far-out decade of free love! Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and draw, sketch or paint our gorgeous vintage styled model Athena Beauvoir, before a classic 007 inspired burlesque performance! Basic materials (paper, pens, pencils) will be provided but feel free to bring along equipment…

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July 2018

Drink & Draw

July 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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A new monthly creative happening at the venue. Drink & Draw is the perfect place to enjoy drawing, and getting to know the Guildford creative community. Bring your sketchbooks, pens, pencils, and if you're feeling generous, some of your favourite equipment to share. Drink & Draw is free to attend, but we will be accepting donations to help us fund future drawing events - life drawing, artist tutorials, sketching trips and more!

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October 2018

Hollie McNish

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£10.00

Hollie McNish is a published UK poet based between London, Cambridge and Glasgow. She has two previous poetry collections – Cherry Pie and Papers and an album, Versus, which made her the first poet to record at Abbey Road Studios, London. In February 2016, Blackfriars published her memoir of poetry and parenthood, Nobody Told Me, with which she won the Ted Hughes award. Her latest poetry collection, Plum, is published by Picador. Plum, Hollie’s debut for Picador Poetry, is a…

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