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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 »
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 »
Parallel Lines: Drawing and Sculpture Exhibition @ The LightboxFind out more »
We have over 120 events in 13 venues this year and we are set for the best Guildford Fringe Festival yet!Find out more »
Guildford Arts' 24th Summer Exhibition at the Mill Studio is an exciting display of contemporary paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics and glasswork from local and nationally renowned artists.Find 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 »
This exhibition celebrates the very best of contemporary watercolour.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 »
The annual Centrepiece project brings together children from seven local schoolsFind out more »
Nicholas Parsons, the host of BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute, demonstrates his unique skill as a solo performer and raconteur in a superbly funny evening of entertainment, based on his experience of life and working in an unpredictable and always fascinating profession.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 »
Having delighted audiences across the globe for the past decade, the Rolls Royce of Flanders and Swann shows returns!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 »
Brighton's rude and raucous female comedy troupe arrives in Guildford!
Join the ultimate Mistress of Mayhem, JoJo Bellini, as she takes you from the salacious to the sublime.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 »
A female take on Kafka’s Metamorphosis, this one-woman show explores Grete’s navigation of family dynamics and her transformation into a woman.Find out more »
Verbatim theatre showcasing the perils of creepy dudes, lad culture, and general unwanted attention face almost every girl when partying, so why aren't we talking about it?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 »
Our drama fun isn’t just limited to term-time. For Summer 2019, children can join us for two of Shakespeare’s funniest plays.
In each week, we rehearse our own version of the play, ending with an afternoon performance for friends and family. Every member will leave with plenty of new skills, games and friends.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 »
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 »
The John Sheppard Ensemble of Freiburg conclude their tour of Southern England with a programme of a cappella music that includes Rheinberger Cantus Missae in E-flat and Abendlied, Parry Songs of Farewell (1-4) and Ralph Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor.Find out more »
From classical music, to Latin funk, to a French twist, join us for our first jazz evening “in the round” with the fantastic Paul Higgs Quintet in concert, playing from his critically acclaimed album, Pavane plus some well-known jazz favourites, made famous by Chet Baker, Clifford Brown and Miles Davis.Find out more »
Paintings have been described as windows on the world, but this study looks at how windows have featured in art throughout the ages. Symbolism, illumination and expressionism have played a part and will be explored through works by Johannes Vermeer, Henri Matisse, Edward Hopper and many others. Please note: this is a repeat of our popular lecture originally scheduled on Thursday 08 August 2019. Thursday 15 August · 10am-1pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 Members)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 »
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 »
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 »
"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 »
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 »
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 »