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– Guildford’s leading arts charity which brings people together through a shared curiosity for the arts and a desire to support the arts in Guildford and the surrounding area.

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Monte Casino by Terence Cuneo

British War Artists of the 2nd World War.

Guildford Arts member Neville Lyons will be delivering his deeply researched and extensively illustrated talk at St Catherine’s Church Hall on Monday 29th October. 

See more information below.

Christmas is closer than you may think (or wish!)

So, with grandparents in mind:

Watts Gallery Artists Village: Christmas Weekend

Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 November
10am – 4pm
£13 | Kids go free | Pre-booking required | Friends go free

Following last year’s sell-out event, the Christmas Weekend is back! Experience the sights, scents and sounds of midwinter this November.

Make beautiful Christmas crafts, from wrapping paper to wintry wreaths and unique poetry paper-chains inspired by our exhibition, Christina Rossetti: Vision & Verse. Ice gingerbread goblins, make pomanders, tell Father Christmas your Christmas wishes, see performances by the Holly King and his merry band, and hear festive music and carol singing.

Enjoy warming food from the Tea Shop and fill your basket with seasonal delights from our artisan stallholders and our Shop.

BOOK BEFORE MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER and SAVE 20% – use the promocode Christmas18 at the online checkout!

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Activities

Carol singing

Enjoy the sounds of Christmas with carols, songs and music.

Words in the Woods

Discover poetry boxes in the Watts woodlands. Add your own words to create a collaborative poem, inspired by our Christina Rossetti exhibition.


Father Christmas

Find Father Christmas sitting by the fire and waiting to hear your Christmas wishes.

Holly King Play

Watch the Rabble Folk Theatre bring midwinter to our woodlands with their 19th century Christmas play.

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Winter Crafts
Winter Wreaths

Make beautiful wreaths using crystallised fruit, herbs and cinnamon.

Spiced Fruits

Fill your home with festive scents of orange and cloves whilst making this traditional decoration.

Print and Wrap

Print wrapping paper and gift cards inspired by poetry and nature.


Gingerbread goblins

Inspired by the Christina Rossetti poem, ‘The Goblin Market’, ice and decorate a winter creature that’s good enough to eat.

Poetry paper-chains

Weave the poetry of Christina Rossetti into paper garlands for your home. Tree Decorations Decorate Watts terracotta clay with glitter and ribbons.

Tree Decorations

Decorate Watts terracotta clay with glitter and ribbons.

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Food & Shopping
The Tea Shop

Our award-winning Tea Shop will be selling delicious seasonal food across the estate throughout the weekend, including pumpkin soup, mulled wine and homemade mince pies.


Shop

Get your shopping in early with a visit to our Gift Shop to buy gorgeous presents and stocking fillers.

Craft Stalls

Visit the stalls of local artisan producers and local craft makers, before relaxing underneath the glowing canopy with hot drinks and mince pies.

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Book before 5 November & save 20%
Art for Christmas: Surrey Artists' Open Studios

Art for Christmas: Surrey Artists’ Open Studios

Cranleigh Arts Centre, Saturday 1 December 2018,  10am-4pm, Free Entry. Art for Christmas is returning for another one-day event presenting the ...
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The Autum Concert: Guildford Opera Company

The Autum Concert: Guildford Opera Company

We are looking  forward to a great evening at our autumn concert in the  Holy Trinity Church, Guildford on Saturday September ...
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Elisabeth Frink: A Collectors Passion from the Ingram Collection

Elisabeth Frink: A Collectors Passion from the Ingram Collection

13October 2018 - 6 January 201 at The Lightbox Commemorating 25 years since Elisabeth Frink’s death in 1993, Elisabeth Frink: ...
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Guildford Shakespeare Company’s first ‘Brave New World’ project gets underway.

Guildford Shakespeare Company’s first ‘Brave New World’ project gets underway.

Spirit of Youth is a new intergenerational drama project from Guildford Shakespeare Company (GSC), tackling social isolation within their community ...
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Art@Clyde&Co Autumn 2018

Art@Clyde&Co Autumn 2018

The next exhibition in this continuing series will be on show for members of Guildford Arts and their guests to ...
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British War Artists of the Second World War

British War Artists of the Second World War

A Presentation, organised by Guildford U3A St Catherine’s Village Hall, Chestnut Avenue, Guildford, GU2 4HF  Monday 29th October 2018 at ...
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New Love's Labour's photos and blogs - GSC

New Love’s Labour’s photos and blogs – GSC

Temperatures continue to soar as we get closer to popping the cork on our sparkling new open-air show! More rehearsal ...
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Glimpses of Woking’s past 14 July – 7 October 2018

Glimpses of Woking’s past 14 July – 7 October 2018

The Lightbox to exhibit glimpses of Woking’s past with photographs by Sidney Francis 14 July – 7 October 2018 Travel ...
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Art@Clyde&Co: Summer 2018

Art@Clyde&Co: Summer 2018

The next in this much admired series of Exhibitions of Art to be held on the offices of Clyde&Co, Solicitors ...
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Photo of Max Barley

Appointment of Principal Conductor

Guildford Chamber Choir is delighted to announce the appointment of Max Barley as their new Principal Conductor with effect from September 2018 ...
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Polesden Lacey launch new seasonal programme Power Play

Polesden Lacey launch new seasonal programme Power Play

4 May – 29 November 2018 On 4 May Polesden Lacey will launch a new programme, Power Play, exploring the ...
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Surrey Sculptors launch their 2018 lecture  programme

Surrey Sculptors launch their 2018 lecture programme

Surrey Sculptors launch their 2018 ‘Understanding Sculpture’  programme with a lecture by renowned sculptor Simon Buchanan Surrey-based sculptor Simon Buchanan has ...
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