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October 2018

BAD JUJU YOGA: KICK ASS KUNDALINI

October 23 - December 18
Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS United Kingdom
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Available at the Boileroom: An alternative Kundalini Yoga class suitable for all abilities. Movement along to music to free the body and mind through set Kriya’s, mantra, meditation, pranayama and naad. Classes are often energetic and will be different from what you’ve ever experienced before. Jo welcomes absolute newbies and shares yoga in a way that is suitable for beginners and intermediate. Modifications are available. Dates: Tuesdays at 19.35pm 23 October 30 October 6 November 27 November 4 December 11…

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December 2018

Giotto : The Legend and the Reality

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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Giotto : "The Legend and the Reality" Janet Robson 12 December 2018 Giotto di Bondone was probably the first Italian artist  to  be celebrated  in  his own lifetime. Sought after by kings, popes  and  merchant  bankers, establishing the truth about Giotto is surprisingly difficult. This  lecture separates the legend from the reality.  

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January 2019

Choir Leader Networking Evening

08/01/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Wilfrid Noyce Centre, Crown Court Carpark
Godalming, Surrey GU7 1DY United Kingdom
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Free

Are you a choir leader in Guildford or the surrounding areas? So am I! It can feel a lonely place in between rehearsals, so I thought it would be nice to get together with other choir leaders to talk 'all things choir'. Join me on Tuesday 8th January 2019 from 6.30pm - 8pm at the Wilfrid Noyce Centre, Godalming, and be part of the first ever session to discuss choir-related topics including: Choosing, preparing and teaching new songs Marketing your…

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Mad Men & the Artists

09/01/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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Mad Men & the Artists Tony Rawlins 9 January 2019   Fine art has provided the advertising world with a great deal of creative imagery in their campaigns.        This lecture reveals some of the processes by which advertisements are created and why the works of Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci have been a rich source of inspiration.

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Women Artists and Surrealism

15/01/2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.80

This course will give an insight into the female artists who have contributed so much to the Surrealist movement, as well as the love, friendship and rivalry of these artists beside the men in Surrealism. We will study works by stars such as Lee Miller, Frida Kahlo, Eileen Agar, Meret Oppenheim, Dorothea Tanning and Leonora Carrington and more. This course coincides with the preparation for a major exhibition of Dorothea Tanning's work in the Tate Modern.

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Temples of the Muses: The Architecture of Art Galleries and Museums

15/01/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 12/02/2019 @ 4:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£66.00

Explore the fascinating 200-year history of museum architecture, mainly in the UK, but with key examples from abroad. We study the dramatically changing conventions of museum and gallery display, as well as the plans which provide gallery space, offices, storage and increasingly, shops, cafés and education spaces. From temple to power station, museum façades symbolise their changing social role. 15 January – 12 February · 2pm–4pm (5 Tuesdays)

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An Audience with Baroness Shirley Williams

17/01/2019

When she was a child, Shirley Williams believed that being an MP would give her the power to bring about all kinds of good things for society.  Join her for An Audience with Baroness Shirley Williams (Thursday 17 January) as she talks about her mother – Vera Brittain – whose activities helped shape the political landscape in the early years of the 20th Century, as well as the issue of women’s suffrage.  

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February 2019

When Britain Clicked

13/02/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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"When Britain Clicked" Brian Stater 13 February 2019  British photography enjoyed a golden age in the 1960's. Young, talented newcomers broke the studio conventions to revolutionise perceptions of fashion, portraiture and popular culture. This talk looks at the works of David Bailey, Jane Brown, Tony Ray Jones and Terence Donovan, amongst others.

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Northern Renaissance? Art in the Age of Van Eyck

26/02/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 26/03/2019 @ 4:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£66.00

Explore fifteenth century Flemish art, rich in religious symbolism and domestic detail. Oil painting facilitated a revolutionary realism, comparable to developments in early Renaissance Italy, but with significant differences, which we shall examine. Key artists include Jan Van Eyck, Rogier Van der Weyden, Dirk Bouts, Hans Memling and Gerard David. 26 February – 26 March · 2pm–4pm (5 Tuesdays)

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March 2019

GSC Stages: Approaching Shakespeare with Richard Neale

02/03/2019 @ 10:00 am - 03/03/2019 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford Shakespeare Company HQ, 14/15 Midleton Road
Guildford, GU2 8XW United Kingdom
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£120

Acting Masterclass: over one weekend at GSC HQ, you will work with Richard Neale, director of GSC’s Robin Hood and acting teacher at GSA. Under Richard's expert guidance, you will unlock Shakespeare’s verse and prose, demystify the complex language and discover clues in the text. This acting masterclass uses rehearsal room techniques and physical exploration to take you on the journey from page to stage. Topics over the weekend include: "Cus like you mean it"; Shakespeare’s Insults. "Rhythm and truth"; Practical use of…

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Learn to Look at Paintings in Your Lunch Break

13/03/2019 @ 12:30 pm - 20/03/2019 @ 1:30 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
£13.20

Do you spend your lunch breaks munching a sandwich whilst looking at a screen? These 45 minute lunch time workshops are for complete beginners – you may never have been to an art gallery or if you have, you may want to get more out of your visits. Together we will learn to use existing skills of observation, spend time looking at and seeing paintings, as well as forming and discussing our own views on them. In these two practical…

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Caravaggio Murderer or Genius?

13/03/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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"Caravaggio Murderer or Genius?" Julia Musgrave 13 March 2019   Caravaggio's paintings inspired many artists during his lifetime and went on to influence many more from Rubens to Rembrandt. Yet he is famed as much for his art as for his criminal record. This lecture follows the artist's life and looks at why and how his influence spread so far.

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Twentieth Century British Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery

16/03/2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£33.00

In this gallery visit, explore a range of modern British portraiture from the Edwardians to the vibrant portrait scene of the present day. Artists will include (dependant on displays) Sargent, Camden Town Group Artists, Duncan Grant and the Bloomsbury Group, Patrick Heron, Gerald Kelly and others. We will also examine the relationship between modern photography and painting in portraiture. Students are asked to make their own way to the National Portrait Gallery. Please meet Hilary in the main foyer by…

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Art and the Great War

19/03/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.80

The Great War radically changed the world; both society generally and the public perception of the globe were altered. The role art played within this upheaval is complex. Neither outright propaganda, nor criticism, make for the best art. The strongest statements are more nuanced and grow out of individual experience and vision. We will look at this range of responses, as well as how the war influenced art and how art influenced views of the war.

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April 2019

Sunflowers and Lumiere – The Art of Van Gogh

10/04/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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"Sunflowers and Lumiere" The Art of Van Gogh Rt Rev Dr Christopher Herbert 10 April 2019   Under the grey skies of northern Europe, a genius artist longed for the sun. Out of his inner turmoil and with the unstinting help of his practical brother, Van Gogh explored colour and landscape in ways which have shifted everyone's perception. This lecture tells that story and opens our eyes to his world.

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May 2019

A Short History of Art Crime

08/05/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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"A Short History of Art Crime" Tom Flynn 8 May 2019   This talk focuses on the most significant art heists of the past hundred years. Why do thieves steal art works that have an almost zero chance of resale? Are they stolen by organised gangs or by opportunist amateurs? What happens to a masterpiece once stolen. We shine a light into the darker recesses on international crime syndicates.

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June 2019

Dame Zaha Hadid

12/06/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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"Dame Zaha Hadid" Anthea Streeter 12June2019   Before her untimely death in 2016 Dame Zaha Hadid was one of the world's most distinguished architects. From her early sharp-angled buildings she developed a fluid architecture, where floors, walls, ceiling and even furniture formed part of the overall design

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September 2019

The Magic of Prague

11/09/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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"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 nation

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