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Guildford Institute

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Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom

A social and educational community hub in the heart of Guildford

The Guildford Institute has a special place in the heart of the local community. It is a unique venue where people of all ages and backgrounds can get together to learn, explore, create and meet old and new friends.

January 2019

Englishness in Music

January 31 @ 10:30 am - March 28 @ 12:30 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£66.00

What is an ‘English’ sound? What are its origins and what has in influenced its growth? It is an intriguing journey which follows a diversity of paths. From roaming minstrels to Elgar and Jacob Collier, we follow the development of organised sound created by devoted English composers. 31 January – 28 February · 10.30am–12.30pm (5 Thursdays)

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March 2019

Trees and Beyond at the Guildford Institute

March 11 @ 9:00 am - March 30 @ 2:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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Free to all

Charles Twigg lives and works in and around Woking. He is passionate about mental health care, in which area he works as a communication artist with MIND and other organisations. Over the last few years Charles has been looking at trees and how they fit within the various environments. This exhibition is a small part of this large body of work. In particular he is studying the dense undergrowth which is such an important part of the ecology of our woodlands. The…

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April 2019

Keats’ Great Year of 1819: A Study of Keats’ Odes

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£16.50

In April 1819 John Keats became a full-time poet. In this year, in a flurry of creativity, he writes most of his major odes and proposes marriage of Fanny Brawne. We will study several of the odes Keats wrote in 1819 and try to understand the context in which they are written. The class will be lecture and discussion based. Ideally you should have read the following poems (copies will be provided): Ode to Psyche, Ode on a Grecian Urn,…

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