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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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May 2018

Guildford Art Society Spring Exhibition

May 5 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:45 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition is bursting with colour, Visit the spring exhibition by Guildford Art Society to discover and buy original art from local professional and amateur artists and makers.

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Finding Our Voice: Guildford School of Art Sit-In, 1968

May 26 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

To complement the Sitting Down for our Rights exhibition at Guildford Museum. This exhibition featuring artists who were students and staff during the 1968 Guildford School of Art sit-in. The exhibition showcases their careers and both early and current work. This exhibition is on show seven days a week but will have a reduced viewing time on a Sunday of which will be between the times of 11am and 4pm.

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June 2018

Art History Talks: The Golden Ages of Scandinavian Art

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Lightbox, The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, GU21 4AA United Kingdom
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£10 - £12

During this series of art talks, speakers Melanie Paice and Peter Scott will explore the meaning behind art and national identity. Melanie is an artist, art tutor and lecturer. Peter Scott has been a guide and lecturer at Tate Britain and Tate Modern for 15 years. This talk introduces two artistic “Golden Ages’ in Denmark and Finland in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The works are often strikingly original and atmospheric and clearly Nordic in inspiration. See the full…

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North Surrey Artists – Meet the Artist

June 23 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

As part of the North Surrey Artist's Summer Exhibition at Guildford House Gallery this event gives you the opportunity to informally meet the exhibiting artists in the exhibition.

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Furniture Painting Techniques – For Beginners

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£93.50

This two-session workshop is for beginners who want to understand the processes involved in painting furniture or small household pieces. We will paint on wood and will practice using gesso, wax and brushwork techniques. We will produce a number of small sample panels to cover techniques of painting, distressing, finishing and applying decoupage. In the second week, students will apply their new-found skills to a tray.  Students should wear casual clothes and/or an apron, and bring a notebook and pencil.…

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Art History Talks: The Real America? Hopper and Rockwell

June 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Lightbox, The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, GU21 4AA United Kingdom
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£10 - £12

During this series of art talks, speakers Melanie Paice and Peter Scott will explore the meaning behind art and national identity. Melanie is an artist, art tutor and lecturer. Peter Scott has been a guide and lecturer at Tate Britain and Tate Modern for 15 years. The work of Edward Hopper (1882-1968) appeals to a wide public, including painters, photographers and film-makers. He turns a spotlight on 20th Century urban, suburban and coastal life in America. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) best…

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July 2018

Punk Rock Yoga

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£11

Punk Rock Yoga classes are dynamic and designed help you Look, Work, Accept and Transcend in both body and mind. They are suitable for beginners to intermediate—or anyone who wants to try something different— and aim to improve strength and flexibility, create core stability and build a heightened feeling of positivity and empowerment. Like the punk genre, the music is quite varied and ranges from acoustic skate punk to hardcore, as well as throwing in some ambient post-rock songs for…

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Looking at Guildford with Your Camera

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.35

An opportunity to walk around Guildford town centre looking at and photographing the interesting buildings and architectural details found. Starting with an introduction in the classroom, the 'Photo Walk' will be led by professional photographer Mike Sleigh, who will point out potential subjects and help attendees capture the best shots. Suitable for beginners and for any type of camera. To book a place, please call 01483 562142 or www.guildford-institute.org.uk.

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Punk Rock Yoga

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£11.00

Punk Rock Yoga classes are dynamic and designed help you Look, Work, Accept and Transcend in both body and mind. They are suitable for beginners to intermediate—or anyone who wants to try something different— and aim to improve strength and flexibility, create core stability and build a heightened feeling of positivity and empowerment. Like the punk genre, the music is quite varied and ranges from acoustic skate punk to hardcore, as well as throwing in some ambient post-rock songs for…

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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

Pilgrim Stitchers

September 11 @ 9:30 am - September 14 @ 4:00 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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£415.00

The Pilgrim Stitchers run an annual short course in needlework inspired by specially selected, usually historical, embroidery. This year the Pilgrim Stitchers will be based in the Brew House at Guildford House and the course will include specially arranged opportunities to view embroidery from the collections cared for by Guildford Museum. This extraordinary event is programmed over three days, with a dinner on the evening before the course starts. The cost of the course includes. Tuesday evening dinner. Wednesday: your kit…

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Punk Rock Yoga

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£11.00

Punk Rock Yoga classes are dynamic and designed help you Look, Work, Accept and Transcend in both body and mind. They are suitable for beginners to intermediate—or anyone who wants to try something different— and aim to improve strength and flexibility, create core stability and build a heightened feeling of positivity and empowerment. Like the punk genre, the music is quite varied and ranges from acoustic skate punk to hardcore, as well as throwing in some ambient post-rock songs for…

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A Guided Tour – Guildford Museum Buildings

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Come and discover the fascinating history of the four buildings that make up Guildford Museum. The buildings have been used as a family home and school amongst other uses. The oldest part dates back to the 13th century. Please note this tour involves steps. This event is free but we recommend booking due to popularity, please call Guildford Museum on 01483 444751 to secure your place today.

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Punk Rock Yoga

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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£11.00

Punk Rock Yoga classes are dynamic and designed help you Look, Work, Accept and Transcend in both body and mind. They are suitable for beginners to intermediate—or anyone who wants to try something different— and aim to improve strength and flexibility, create core stability and build a heightened feeling of positivity and empowerment. Like the punk genre, the music is quite varied and ranges from acoustic skate punk to hardcore, as well as throwing in some ambient post-rock songs for…

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