Saturday April 30, 2016

What's On in and around Guildford


Today to 28 May 2016 - by distance

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For nearly 30 years, this famous author and best known creator of ’Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, spent part of each year at the home of his six unmarried sisters, The Chestnuts, next to Guildford Castle. He also spent his last year...
View more details - TALK Lewis Carroll in Guildford
Speaker: Roger Nicholas
Guildford Institute Ward Street Guildford Surrey GU1 4LH
Wed 4 May

For 70 years the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) undertook unique roles in the defence of this country. First, acting as the ’Eyes and Ears’ of the RAF and then, in a nuclear role during the Cold War. Find out what over 200,000 men and women,...
View more details - TALK Royal Observer Corps- Above and Below Ground
Speaker: John Shere
Guildford Institute Ward Street Guildford Surrey GU1 4LH
Fri 6 May

Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity for us to explore the way society has explained and treated mental illness in the last 150 years. Through personal stories, speakers will describe what it was like to be a pauper admitted to the new...
View more details - TALK Mental Health, What’s changed?
Speaker: Time to Change Surrey
Guildford Institute Ward Street Guildford Surrey GU1 4LH
Wed 11 May

Described by the architectural historian Nickolaus Pevsner as "beautifully mellow under the trees by the church, and archaeologically a fascinating puzzle"; Chenies Manor became a place of choice for both Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I who visited...
Guildford Institute Ward Street Guildford Surrey GU1 4LH
Thu 12 May

Nutritional therapy is an essential part of the lineage and practice of Chinese medicine. In this lecture we look at an area of health and wellness that causes difficulty for many, but with some good, practical guidelines can bring great benefit. We...
View more details - TALK Nutritional Therapy in Chinese Medicine: A Natural Method of Balance, Health and Wellness
Guildford Institute Ward Street Guildford Surrey GU1 4LH
Wed 18 May

Neville joins us as a return speaker, expanding on his family links with the catering ‘empire’ J Lyons & Co. An extraordinary story of pioneering electronics in the 1950s, not by one of the giants like IBM, but by a company better known for its tea...
View more details - TALK The Story of LEO: The World's First Business Computer
Speaker: Neville Lyons
Guildford Institute Ward Street Guildford Surrey GU1 4LH
Wed 25 May

Guildford House hosts Threads of Meaning, the latest textile exhibition from The Wey Valley Workshop, a group of talented textile and mixed media artists promoting good design and craftsmanship.
View more details - Threads of Meaning
Guildford House & Gallery 155 High Street Guildford Surrey Gu1 3AJ GU1 3AJ
Today to Sun 22 May

The Society of Designer Craftsmen is the largest multi-craft society in the UK. The North Surrey Group was formed by local members, who are presenting their exhibition at Guildford House: a rich, vibrant and varied display including ceramics,...
View more details - The Makers’ Art 2016 - Society of Designer Craftsmen, North Surrey Group
Guildford House & Gallery, 155 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ
Sat 28 May to Sun 19 Jun

Free to enter, quality and not on the high street Craft and Gift Market. Art, jewellery, bags, leather goods, metal goods, textiles, beauty products, glassware, homeware, cards, etc etc
View more details - Craft and Gift Market at Guildford Guildhall by Mynt Image
Guildford Guildhall, 131 High Street, City Centre, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AA
Sat 14 May

Surrey’s leading ghost walk has now been scaring, amusing and disgusting thousands of unwitting mortals for over a decade. Actor, author and historian Philip Hutchinson has never had to issue a refund because no one’s been brave enough...
View more details - The Ghost Tour of Guildford
Outside Holy Trinity Church at the top of Guildford High Street Surrey GU1 3HJ
Fri 6 May, Fri 13 May, Fri 20 May

Eminent Russian violinist, composer and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky will perform his famed arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations which has been described as “music of a kind that can bring tears of happiness to one’s eyes.” Dmitry will be...
View more details - Dmitry Sitkovetsky plays Bach
Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3RR
Fri 6 May

We have teamed up with award winning writer and performer Amy Gwilliam and director Sophie Larsmon to bring you this cathartic and corrosively funny new play – “MUMMY”. Both Amy and Sophie are originally from Guildford and have gone on to enjoy...
View more details - Mummy-A brave and wacky comedy about death
The Back Room of The Star Inn, Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3TY

A sensational showcase of songs through the decades for all ages to enjoy performed by Guildford’s energetic junior ’AllStar Choir’ and the compelling adult ’Choir Belles’.  An audience of all ages can enjoy tapping...
View more details - The AllStar Choir & Choir Belles Showcase
The Electric Theatre Onslow Street Guildford Surrey GU1 4SZ

The ‘Arabian Nights’ meets French farce in these delightfully silly one-act comic operas. In Djamileh, a beautiful, wily slave girl wins a philanderer’s heart with deft use of a veil! In Abu Hassan, a debt-ridden husband and wife try to dupe a...
View more details - Guildford Opera present a Comic Opera Double Bill
The Electric Theatre, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ
Wed 4 May to Sat 7 May

This display at Guildford Museum includes London’s Dreadful Visitation: The Great Plague, 1665, a touring exhibition of graphic panels from Guildhall Library. The Great Plague was a devastating event in the City of London, wiping out almost 100,000...
View more details - A Matter of Life and Death
Guildford Museum, Castle Arch, Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3SX
Sat 7 May to Sat 25 Jun

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