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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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June 2018

James Henry Pullen

June 19 - October 21
Watts Gallery, Down Lane
Compton, Surrey GU3 1DQ United Kingdom
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£11.50

James Henry Pullen was a celebrity in his day, admired for his extraordinary skill as a carpenter and model maker yet classed as an 'idiot savant' due to his inability to communicate verbally. Discover Pullen's remarkable life and imagination in the first-ever gallery show dedicated to his work.

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July 2018

Sidney Francis: Photographs of Woking in the 1920s & 1930s

July 14 - October 7
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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The work of Sidney Francis (1891-1973) offers an insight into life in Woking and nearby towns in the 1920s and 1930s. The photographic collection from The Surrey History Centre highlights significant events such as Eid celebrations, visits of American war widows, wedding parties and sports teams.

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Sidney Francis: Photographs of Woking in the 1920s & 1930s

July 14 @ 10:30 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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£5.00 – £7.50

Travel back in time to Woking’s past at Sidney Francis: Photographs of Woking in the 1920s & 1930s, a new exhibition showing glimpses of what Woking was like nearly 100 years ago. Taken by former Woking resident Sidney Francis (1891-1973), a freelance reporter and newspaper photographer, the photos offer an insight into life in Woking and nearby towns and villages in the 1920s and 1930s. The fascinating and uplifting collection of photos includes wedding parties, sports teams, Eid celebrations, parades, dancers…

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Take A Closer Look

July 21 @ 11:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Guildford Museum has over 100,000 objects in its care, including items illustrating local archaeology and history, needlework and toys, and items associated with famous people such as Lewis Carroll and Gertrude Jekyll.  A representative selection of these diverse and often intriguing objects forms the heart of our exhibition Take A Closer Look. Come to Guildford Museum to enjoy a closer look yourself at fascinating objects with stories to tell about the people who made them, used them, or perhaps discovered…

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August 2018

Flood

August 11 @ 11:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
Free

This exhibition showcases images and memories of devastating floods that have swept Guildford and Surrey including the waves of water that washed the area in 1968.

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September 2018

Circuit Comedy Club

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - December 4 @ 9:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£10

Our new monthly Tuesday night Comedy Club feature two established comedians and two open spots showcasing up and coming acts all tied together beautifully by the evenings compere. Line-up 4th Sep - Tim Clark, David Tsonos, Klaus White and Carl Carzana with compere Geoff Whiting 2nd Oct - Roger Monkhouse, Paddy Lennox, Mat Wills and Harun Musho'd with compere Matthew Baylis 6th Nov - Addy Van Der Borgh, Anna Clifford, Paul Cox and Sam Lake with compere Geoff Whiting 4th Dec - Geoff Boyz,…

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Women’s Support Centre: New Beginnings Art Awards 2018

September 8 - October 14
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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The Women’s Support Centre promotes participation in the arts to women in Surrey prisons and those in contact with the Criminal Justice System. This year’s theme is 'Hear my Voice', which celebrates 100 years since the first women were granted the vote in Britain. Free entry, suggested donation £3

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Fircroft Art Exhibition

September 15 - September 30
Fircroft, Fircroft, Albury Heath
Albury, Guildford, Surrey GU5 9DD United Kingdom
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Free
Antequera - by Frank Taylor

You are invited to visit Fircroft, a large early Victorian house on Albury Heath in the Surrey Hills, home of artist Frank Taylor and his wife Christine. A huge variety of artworks (paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, prints and glass) by more than 50 artists from around the country is on display in the house and garden. The exhibition is AA signed from the A25 by the Silent Pool, open 11 - 5 daily (Fridays until 8) and entry is free.…

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Vulcan 7

September 19 - September 29
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer co-star in the hilarious new comedy Vulcan 7 (Wednesday 19 – Saturday 29 September) which they have also co-written.  Gary Savage and Hugh Delavois were at RADA together.  Now in their sixties, they meet on the set of a fantasy movie.  This is Hugh’s seventh film for the franchise: one-time Hollywood A-lister Gary is playing a guest monster with four hours in make-up and one word in the script...  Sponsored at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre…

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Surrey Contemporaries Art Exhibition at The Haslemere Museum

September 19 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street
Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA United Kingdom
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The Surrey Contemporaries are holding their Autumn Art Exhibition from Wednesday 19th September to Saturday 6th October at The Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA.  The exhibition is open from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm (closed Sunday/Monday) and entry is free.  They will be holding a "Meet the Artists" session at The Museum between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm on Saturday 22nd September - do join them for a drink and a chat!  There will be many…

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An Encounter with Colour – Ten paintings by Jennie Tuffs

September 22 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

Jennie Tuffs is a Londoner now working near Edinburgh. She pioneered the fine-art use of her medium, unforgiving liquid acrylics, for her portraits of flowers. These are recognized, not least by botanists, for revealing the essence of the flower. In her recent work the focus has shifted to an emphasis on location and sense of space. An artists with an international reputation Jennie trained at St Martin’s School of Art, the Academia dei Belli Arte, Florence, and Goldsmiths. Guildford’s Heritage…

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Fields of Flowers by Becca Clegg

September 24 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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Becca is back at the Institute with her colourful, impressionistic landscapes. Her journey began at Kingston University with a love of texture and pattern. She uses acrylic paint and inks, adding marks and colour to alter the mood and depth, to form final compositions. This summer Becca finished 12 large paintings for Frimley Park Hospital and took part in Yvonne Arnaud Art. Her work is in Europe, Canada, Australia and Dubai and Corte Real Gallery, Portugal. Becca’s paintings are joyful,…

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Jazz Cafe Stan Sulzmann with Kate Williams

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

One of the UK’s biggest names in British contemporary jazz, Stan’s career stretches back to the 1960s, when as part of a uniquely talented crop of British musicians, he played with Graham Collier, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Gordon Beck, as well as leading many groups of his own. Since that time Stan has been at the forefront of European contemporary jazz, and his talents have been sought by a host of discerning musicians, including Gil Evans, Mike Gibbs, Kenny Clarke…

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Carneval by Candlelight at Chobham Festival

September 25 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
St Lawrence Church, Chobham, High Street
Chobham, Surrey GU24 8AA United Kingdom
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£15 – £20

Three outstanding young musicians of the Carneval String Trio are making their Chobham Festival debut at the 2018 Music by Candlelight Concert on 25th September. Kamila Bydlowska, Shiry Rashkovsky and Timothée Botbol, three award-winning graduates of the Royal College of Music, will bring Bach, Beethoven and the Hungarian Zoltán Kodály to the Parish Church of St Lawrence. St Lawrence is at the heart of the village and the main home of the festival, hosting the classical concerts and many other events.…

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My Death, My Decision – Doctor-assisted Suicide in Switzerland in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

September 27
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Dr Michael Irwin is a former GP who, for ten years, was the Medical Director at the United Nations in New York.  Since retiring to the UK, he has been an active right-to-die campaigner (being a former Chairman of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society, now called Dignity in Dying).  In this frank and illuminating talk, My Death, My Decision (Thursday 27 September) will discuss how a right-to-die law works in several US States and also in Belgium and The Netherlands – while also describing…

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The Art Parlour – A thrilling, chilling, life drawing experience

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£10 – £12

Join Hundred Watt Club as they return to The Boileroom with another multi-sensory life drawing session. The theme for this session is ‘Tales from the Dark Side’, but don’t worry if you’re easily spooked…it’ll all be served up with Hundred Watt Club’s curious sense of fun! Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and draw, sketch or paint our deliciously fiendish B-Movie model Tabitha Taboo, before a devilish burlesque performance! There’ll also be gruesome goodies to eat, a supernatural soundtrack and freaky films…

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Art Parlour

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£10.00

Join Hundred Watt Club as they return to the Boileroom with another multi-sensory life drawing session. The theme for this session is 'Tales from the Dark Side', but don't worry if you're easily spooked.it'll all be served up with Hundred Watt Club's curious sense of fun! Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and draw, sketch or paint our deliciously fiendish B-Movie model Tabitha Taboo, before a devilish burlesque performance! There'll also be gruesome goodies to eat, a supernatural soundtrack and freaky films…

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When the Cat’s Away in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

September 28
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Helen, a former suffragette, returns to the quiet village of her youth and the charms of the Fernstead Players amateur dramatics. But when a charismatic leader of the Actresses’ Franchise League swoops in, a plan is hatched to spread the ‘advanced views’ of the ladies.  A beguiling comedy drama, When the Cat’s Away (Friday 28 September) is inspired by the stories, songs and spirit of the women who won the right to vote a century ago. All tickets £15 (Price…

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Ian Tindale & Anna Harvey

September 28 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cranleigh Village Hall, Village Way
Cranleigh, GU6 8AF United Kingdom
£14

Mezzo-soprano Anna Harvey and Wigmore Hall Song Competition 2017 prize-winning pianist, Ian Tindale present an eclectic programme of their favourite English songs, from Elgar's Sea Pictures in the composer's rarely-heard arrangement for piano to a work by Jonathan Dove written in 2011. The second half of the recital will feature a wide variety of opera arias from roles Anna has performed for companies such as Welsh National Opera, London Handel Festival and the BBC Last Night of the Proms. This…

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University Of Surrey Orchestra Auditions

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
PATS Studio One, University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH United Kingdom
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FREE

The Department of Music and Media at Surrey University run a very successful and inspiring symphony orchestra open to students and the general public. Informal auditions are being held on 28th September, and 2nd and 3rd October, 11am to 4.30pm. Please email j.plaistowe@surrey.ac.uk for more details on how to book your audition time slot.

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2Magpies Theatre present ‘Ventoux’

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France. It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions. With a pair of road bikes, stunning footage of Mont Ventoux and actual race commentary, 2Magpies bring the excitement of…

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Impressionism: The Art of Life

29/09/2018 - 13/01/2019
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Share the Impressionists’ depiction of their everyday world in this extraordinary exhibition, showcasing a rare combination of French Impressionist paintings and sculpture, spanning from the early 1860s to the beginning of the First World War. The exhibition will display works by world-renowned artists such as Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, all of whom exhibited artwork in the very first Impressionist group exhibition in France. Home to the movement, the idyllic French landscape made for a fitting subject for the…

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When You Fall Down – The Buster Keaton Story in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

September 29
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Follow the triumphs and trials of silent movie star Buster Keaton, as James Dangerfield presents When You Fall Down - The Buster Keaton Story (Saturday 29 September). Through music, mime and magic, James re-creates some of Buster’s routines, incorporating slapstick, songs and soft shoe shuffle, to tell this iconic tale of movie making.   All tickets £15 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee) Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk  

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Impressionism: The Art of Life

29/09/2018 @ 10:30 am - 13/01/2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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£5.00 – £7.50

Share the Impressionists’ depiction of their everyday world in this extraordinary exhibition, showcasing a rare combination of French Impressionist paintings and sculpture, spanning from the early 1860s to the beginning of the First World War. The exhibition will display works by world-renowned artists such as Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, all of whom exhibited artwork in the very first Impressionist group exhibition in France. Home to the movement, the idyllic French landscape made for a fitting subject for the…

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Come and Sing Workshop – Season Preview

September 29 @ 1:15 pm - 7:00 pm
St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Eastgate Gardens
Guildford, GU1 4AZ United Kingdom
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£20

Join us to meet our new Principal Conductor, Max Barley, and sing music from our 2018-19 programme including movements from the Brahms Requiem, motets by Heinrich Schütz, and spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan. Registration 1:15 pm Fee £20 including tea/coffee and cake (free for under 25s) The workshop will run to 7pm with a break for tea and cake and end with an informal performance. More information and on-line sign up form here.

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Classical Cafe

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£10

Jacqueline Yu is a recent graduate of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and now currently studying with Joy Mammen in London. In constant demand both as a soloist and in the chorus, she has made various appearances around the world. She has starred as Fantine in a Les Misérables concert in Hong Kong, sung as one of the principals with Latvian National Opera Orchestra and appeared as the soprano soloist at Handel's Messiah in Maldon under the baton of Colin Baldy.…

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A Band Called Malice – The Definitive Tribute to The Jam

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£11.50

Rapidly becoming the UK's most popular tribute to The Jam, you are guaranteed to be taken right back to the late 70s/early 80s as the band recreates hit after hit of The Jam, one of the most influential and iconic bands in music history. With a wealth of experience, the band is committed to giving a performance that is both energetic and authentic capturing the essence of the Woking 3! Expect to hear all the classics such as "That's Entertainment",…

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WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY at Bramley Village Hall

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bramley Village Hall, Hall Road
Bramley, Surrey GU5 0AX United Kingdom
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£14

“When the Cat’s Away” is a new play by Claire Parker inspired by the real-life stories, songs and the spirit of the women who won the right to vote a century ago. It’s 1914. Windows are smashed. Women are on the run. The militant campaign for the Vote is at its peak. Helen, a former suffragette, returns to the quiet village of her youth, the family farm and the charms of the Fernstead Players amateur dramatics. But when a charismatic…

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Autumn Classical Favourites

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£5 – £19

Surrey Mozart Players, under the baton of guest conductor, Edward Farmer, is delighted to present their first concert of the 2018-19 season with a performance of Beethoven’s much-loved Symphony no. 7 (as featured in ‘The King’s Speech’). Peter Facer, considered to be one of the most talented oboists of his generation will be the soloist for the charming and technically spectacular Oboe Concerto by Richard Strauss and the concert opens with Mozart’s crackling Symphony no. 35 (Haffner).

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Joyfully Choral at Chobham Festival

September 29 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
St Lawrence Church, Chobham, High Street
Chobham, Surrey GU24 8AA United Kingdom
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£15 – £20

Handel: Dixit Dominus J.S.Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring | Sleepers, Wake! | Sheep may safely graze Purcell: My heart is inditing The centrepiece of this concert on Saturday September 29th  in the beautiful parish church of St Lawrence is Handel’s thrilling ‘Dixit Dominus’, one of his finest works – and one of his earliest – scored for five solo singers, chorus and instruments and written during his youthful years while he was living in Italy. Dating from 1707, it is famous for establishing the…

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University of Surrey Orchestra Day – 30th September 2018

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
PATS Studio One, University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH United Kingdom
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Free

Inviting local musicians to join us for an inspiring  play-day rehearsing and informally performing the orchestral suite, Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, Op.45 Details on joining the Orchestra as a permanent member will be provided. Timings We request that you please arrive from 10.30am for a welcome tea/coffee. Rehearsals will then take place from 11am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. The informal performance will take place at 5.30pm and we endeavour the day closing at 6.15pm. Book your place To book your place or for…

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University of Surrey Orchestra Day

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
PATS Studio One, University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH United Kingdom
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FREE

Inviting local musicians to join us for an inspirational play-day with the University of Surrey Orchestra. Join us for an informal play-day rehearsing and performing the orchestral suite, Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, Op.45 Timings We request that you please arrive from 10.30am for a welcome tea/coffee. Rehearsals will then take place from 11am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. The informal performance will take place at 5.30pm and we endeavour the day closing at 6.15pm. Featuring Russell Keable, Conductor of the University of Surrey Orchestra.…

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Joe Avati Live – 20:20 Vision World Tour

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£24.50

Joe Avati returns to the UK with his brand new show featuring hilarious stand up routines about growing up Italian celebrating 20 years at the top of his game as one of world's funniest stand up comedians. With a modern twist audience members are invited before the show, through social media, to request their favorite Avati routines which he then randomly includes throughout his performance. Supporting Joe will be Italo Canadian Guido Grasso. Don't miss one of the world's best…

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October 2018

The Habit of Art at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

October 1 - October 6
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Olivier Award-winning Matthew Kelly and David Yelland star in Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art (Monday 1 – Saturday 6 October).  Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache, this multi-layered masterpiece is about a meeting between the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten.  This production, directed by Philip Franks, marks the first ever revival of the play.  Sponsored at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre by Investec. Ticket Info: Variable, please call box office or visit the website. Box Office: 01483 44…

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GUILDFORD VOX FREE TASTER SESSION

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trinity Centre, Holy Trinity Church, The Trinity Centre, Trinity Churchyard
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3RR United Kingdom

Ever thought of singing in a community choir but never dared? Come to our free taster evening and give it a try Singing in a choir is uplifting, good for your health and very sociable. Guildford Vox is a friendly and popular choir that sings both contemporary and traditional songs. You learn by call and response and sing rich, unaccompanied harmonies. There are no auditions and you don't need to be able to read music. Anyone is welcome to a…

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MK ULTRA: Rosie Kay Dance Company

October 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
G Live, Guildford, London Road
Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA United Kingdom
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£18.50

“A postmodern fantasia...MK ULTRA asks important questions about the real and the fake, and whether, for a new generation, they’ve become one.” ★★★★ The Observer  “Extraordinary....a super-saturated sensory feast of movement, sound and imagery." ★★★★ The Financial Times MK ULTRA explores the rise of a strange, dark myth of our time. How, as millions of young people turn away from established political systems, bizarre conspiracies arise that read like a hidden code in the pop culture and music videos that surround us.…

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Celebrity Lunchtime Recital – CIRRUS

October 3 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
PATS Studio One, University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH United Kingdom
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Martin Smith, Suzanne Loze, violins; Morgan Goff, viola; David Burrowes, cello   Cirrus, is a flexibly sized group, made up of leading solo and chamber music performers based in London, the core of which is the string quartet. The group has released a number of CDs , the most recent of which is a CD of String Sextets. Cirrus has performed at the Wigmore Hall, been recorded by BBC radio and appeared on TV. The cellist, David Burrowes teaches at…

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‘whenyoung’ at The Boileroom

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£6.00

Do you remember when you were young? Do you remember that very distinctive mixed and contradictory feeling of fearlessness and doubt, of possibility and uncertainty, of freedom and pressure, of determination and flippancy? Do you remember? Well, these feelings are still fresh for whenyoung. They found that getting together and holing themselves up for months in a studio was the best way for them to make some sense of it all. All those contradictions reveal themselves in their songs, where…

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Grayshott Folk Club presents: POLICE DOG HOGAN

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road,
GRAYSHOTT, Nr. Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TZ United Kingdom
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£15.00

POLICE DOG HOGAN Playing live for Grayshott Folk Club At: Grayshott Village Hall GU26 6TZ Wednesday 3rd October 2018 @ 7.30pm Grayshott Folk Club have finally got their men (and one woman)! After a great deal of perseverance and dogged determination, Police Dog Hogan have finally been brought in for questioning but as big fans we already know that they will deliver a great night's entertainment. Police Dog Hogan (https://policedoghogan.com/), are a hard-to-pin-down mix of Americana influences and British song…

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DNA in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

October 4 - October 5
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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A group of disaffected teenagers all share a shocking secret.  But as things start to unravel, rather than facing the consequences, they decide to go to extraordinary lengths to bury the truth.  DNA (Thursday 4 – Friday 5 October) is a powerful and explosive play, immersed in the social world of teenagers, where friendships are tested, responsibilities are questioned and life-changing moral decisions are made.   All tickets £15 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee) Box…

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Compton Little Theatre Autumn Dinner Drama : Two Plays “What Go Wrong”

October 4 - October 6
compton village hall, The Street
Compton Nr Guildford, Surrey GU3 1EG United Kingdom
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£17.50 – £20

Every year the thriving local am dram group, Compton Little Theatre, put on award winning comedies and pantomimes.     Their next production is their annual dinner drama which will run from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 October in Compton Village Hall . With the theatre turned into a 1930s brasserie, you will enjoy a lavish French menu between two hilarious  comedies. Taken from Michaels Green’s art of coarse acting series,  both  are "plays that go wrong".      Tickets…

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An Evening with Mary Branson

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£15

The Guildford Institute and Guildford Arts join forces to welcome successful artist Mary Branson, creator of New Dawn, the contemporary light sculpture sited at the entrance to St Stephen’s Hall in the Houses of Parliament. New Dawn is a permanent addition to the Parliamentary Art Collection, as well as the first piece of abstract art commissioned for permanent display in the Palace of Westminster. Mary will explain the story of the sculpture and how it was created to reflect the…

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Rosie sings The Divas

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

With a sound and style that conjure the golden age of jazz, Miss Rosie and the Moonshyne Runners celebrate the Great American Songbook immortalised by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, and Anita O’Day. With her unmistakable voice that stirs the soul, Miss Rosie breathes new life into standards, whether fiery swing, heartfelt ballads or the coolest jazz and blues. Join Miss Rosie as she sings the divas. "Some of the finest swing & jazz classics with the smooth, sultry vocals from…

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Perfectly Imperfect Woman

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cranleigh Arts Centre, 1 High Street
Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8AS, United Kingdom
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£12

Multi-award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller explores what drives us to want to live perfect lives as mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, bread-winners. What makes us want to be perfect? What is so bad about imperfection anyway? This is a theatrical storytelling show with a dash of ‘stand-up’ thrown in. It’s universal and archetypal whilst also being personal, as Danyah searches for a richer understanding of perfection and what it means to accept imperfection in order to connect more deeply to her female line.…

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Gulliver Returns

October 6
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Lil’s husband has lost himself in Gulliver’s Travels, and now she has a mission of mercy to perform. No matter what the cost she must find a way to drag this broken man out of his fantasy. She must find a way to bring him home.  Raging, tragic and magical, Gulliver Returns (Saturday 6 September) is a haunting new play about the strange places we escape to when our world is torn apart. All tickets £15 (Price includes a 50p…

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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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Never The Bride & Special Guest Gemma Dorsett

October 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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In the very heart of the notorious London rock and roll scene exists a whirlwind duo of female energy and ecstasy, please meet Never The Bride. Their live performance is to be held in awe, purely in anticipation of the live operatic architecture they consistently unfurl upon their willing audiences. Having invaded venues ranging from The Royal Albert Hall (on multiple occasions), playing alongside Elton John at the Royal Albert Hall, Touring UK & Australia with The British Symphony Rock…

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Still Alice at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

October 9 - October 13
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Sharon Small gives a spellbinding performance as she stars in Still Alice (Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 October).  Alice Howland is a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality and draw on her resilience to remain independent for as long as possible.  This new adaptation of the award-winning novel gives a unique insight into the experience of a woman fighting to maintain her…

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Art and the Suffragettes

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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"Art and the Suffragettes" Caroline Shenton 10 October 2018 By turns amusing, infuriating, enraging and ultimately inspiring, you will come away from this talk with a new appreciation of how the campaign for equal voting rights was won by and through arts. The story of the suffragettes is told through their pro and anti portrayals in cartoon, postcard and painting.    

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