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North Weald Art Group Exhibition at Denbies Wine Estate

The North Weald Art Group Annual Exhibition at Denbies Gallery
November 14th – 26th 10 – 5pm

The North Weald Art Group whose membership of professional and amateur artists are holding their annual exhibition at the Denbies Wine Estate gallery in November.
The exhibition consists of around 140 paintings, prints, mixed media artwork and sculpture. Most of the works are for sale.
John Yardley one of the worlds foremost watercolourists and president of the society is one of the exhibitors.

Venue Denbies Wine Estate, London Rd. Dorking. RH5 6AA
Contact. Colin Twinn. 01737 812136

The Big Draw at Guildford Cathedral

This year The Big Draw’s theme is ‘Living Lines’. Come to Guildford Cathedral and meet Maureen Domoney, a professional portrait artist and learn how to create a portrait using one continuous line as well as taking part in many other exciting activities under our newly refurbished roof.

Monday 23rd October

11am – 3pm

Autumn 80th Anniversary Concert with Godalming Band

Autumn 80th Anniversary Concert with Godalming Band
Saturday 21st October, doors open at 6:30pm for 7pm
Continuing the band’s 80th anniversary celebrations, the evening will feature a full programme from across the brass band repertoire – from classical music to films and musicals, traditional marches, through to popular music arranged for brass. Proceeds from the evening will help fund a new set of band uniforms to replace the band’s current 25-year old ‘blues’.
Milford Village Hall, GU8 5DS. Tickets: £6 for adults, £3 for under 16s. Call Dominic on 01483 355129 or visit for more details.

Surrey Heritage Showcase

Surrey Heritage Showcase

​Saturday 14 October, 10.30am – 2.30pm at Cranleigh Arts Centre 1 High Street, Cranleigh, GU6 8AS, free entry.

​The Surrey Heritage Showcase is back! The year’s event will focus on Cranleigh and Ewhurst. This will be our sixth Heritage Showcase in the county which is a unique event that brings together not only the experts and amazing resources held at Surrey History Centre, but also local organisations and societies to showcase the heritage of the area, all for FREE!

Highlights for the day:

– Discover all there is to know about the work Surrey Heritage does,
from current projects to outreach activities.
– Displays from the County’s archive – showcasing documents, photographs, illustrations and more relating to the local area held at Surrey History Centre.
– Cranleigh Arts Centre in collaboration with local schools have produced a display to celebrate Cranleigh village through 3 themes, the village, it’s people and history.
– Family history advice and help with dating old photos.
– Find out more about our Heritage Lottery Funded World War One project ‘Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers, and how to get involved.
– Surrey Heritage experts in conservation and archives will be offering FREE practical, professional advice on how to store and preserve your items. Books, letters, documents, maps, photographs are all welcome!
– Learn about Surrey’s 43 Museums and galleries.
– Talks

Family Activities:
– Free children’s activities including mini archaeology digs and arts and crafts fun.
– ‘Build the Perfect Village’ and get creative by making painted houses/shops/buildings to create an ‘ideal’ village model, somewhere where you may like to live in the future. The only limits would be the extent of your imagination. This will provide a lasting legacy artwork for the Centre.

Partner stands:

– Cranleigh History Society
– Ewhurst History Society
– Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust
– British Legion
– St Nicolas Church
– Cranleigh & District U3A
– East Surrey Family History Society
– West Surrey Family History Society
– Surrey Archaeological Society
– Surrey Gardens Trust
– The Brooking National Collection

For more information visit:

Allotment Gardens in Farncombe and Godalming

Would you like to find out more about allotments in Farncombe and Godalming? The Farncombe and District Allotment Association manages plots in Farncombe, Busbridge and Aarons Hill. Waiting lists are not always long and sometimes there is immediate availability, particularly in Farncombe and at Aarons Hill. We can offer a range of plot sizes. You must have a GU7 postcode. Email

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