Culture

A Call to Arms for Aspiring Artists

To coincide their new production of HENRY V, the award-winning Guildford Shakespeare Company have launched ‘Your Imaginary Forces’, a project calling on aspiring artists to engage with the play and the company to submit creations that will feature as part of the new online show. The open call is to …

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Mole Valley Arts E-Live Festival win award!

The awards are a celebration of those in local authorities who are championing the arts against all odds. Judges include high-profile figures in the arts and sciences: Le Gateau Chocolat, Helen Czerski, Mariella Frostrup, Paul Hartnoll, Adrian Lester CBE, Francesca Martinez, Petra Roberts and NCA Chair Samuel West. Mole Valley …

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Arts Alive Community Campaign – can you help?

MVDC are looking to create a short social media campaign aimed at helping two age groups that have become particularly vulnerable to loneliness during the pandemic: 18-30 year olds and over 65s. We’ll be pointing them towards all the help available both online and offline, and giving some tips on …

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Godalming artist Steve Kinder wins a wild card in Sky’s Landscape Artist of the Year

Our friend Gwyn Phillips from AppArt on our local artist Steve Kinder What a wild card! Steve Kinder took part in Sky’s Landscape Artist of the Year and won the wild card section of the competition. Steve along with 50 artists took part in the third episode of this year’s …

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Surrey Sculpture Society to launch Virtual Exhibition this spring

Like many other organisations, the Surrey Sculpture Society has had to change its plans due to the current circumstances, including having to adapt their first live event of 2021 into a virtual on-line exhibition. The Society will now present their Sculpture Showcase arts event via their website – surreysculpture.org.uk – …

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Free dramatherapy sessions for local families

Guildford Shakespeare Company’s (GSC) are accepting submissions and referrals for their free dramatherapy sessions for teenagers with mental health difficulties and their parents from 26th April. Now in its third year, With My Eyes is a unique course of free dramatherapy workshops for young people aged 12-18, which also involves …

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Celebrating Godalming Museum’s Centenary

Godalming Museum is 100 years old!  In January 1921 the former Borough of Godalming founded a public museum in Godalming’s Old Town Hall, also known as The Pepperpot. Although the museum’s collection is now looked after by The Godalming Museum Trust, in 2017 the town’s museum service returned to its …

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Rushmoor ‘Odd Fellows’ Male Voice Choir records second virtual performance

Rushmoor Male Voice Choir have increased their online activity during the current pandemic lock-downs. When it became obvious that it was going to be a long while before the choir could get together or perform in person they turned to technology. Their Zoom “social calls” have been supplemented by online …

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GSC announce a brand new live Murder Mystery event

Following the success of their live online Murder Mysteries in lockdown last year, enjoyed by some 750 households, GSC return with a brand-new case for families and friends to solve. 1955. Soho, London. The Verona Lounge is the crown jewel of London’s coolest cabaret bars; frequented by everyone from film …

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Guildford Fringe announces the family panto Cinderella and Aladdin One Rub Too Many the Adult Panto for 2021!

Guildford Fringe Theatre Company (GFTC) is looking ahead to Winter 2021 with its next professional pantomimes now on sale. Godalming’s family pantomime, Cinderella, will play the Borough Hall from 11 – 26 December 2021. GFTC celebrates its 10th Adult Panto with Aladdin One Rub Too Many the Adult Panto playing …

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Britain’s Got Talent Winner Jon Courtenay to Host Free Charity Concert

Jon Courtenay, this year’s winner of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is joining forces with home-stage.co.uk for a free online concert to raise funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The event will be live streamed on YouTube on Monday 28th December 2020 at 7:30pm. With a soundtrack including all his …

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Shop for gifts at Godalming Museum’s online shop

Godalming Museum has launched an online shop with all profits going to support the Museum during this difficult time.  Visitors to the shop will find Godalming themed gifts including Pepperpot mugs and, exclusive to Godalming Museum, the Gertrude Jekyll range of porcelain.  There are local history books about Farncombe, Godalming …

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Players share music and experiences to fundraise for Godalming Band

Like many, Godalming Band has reimagined their activities this year, replacing the sight of a traditional brass band in the street with a virtual band popping up on screens at home. Through the summer, members of the band recorded six videos from their own homes and pieced the recordings together …

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Dorking Halls Reopens with Christmas Shows and Films

In line with the latest government guidance, Dorking Halls will reopen on Thursday 3rd December. There are lots of festive, socially distanced shows, world-class event screenings and new films on throughout the month.   Customer safety is the priority, and the Halls has comprehensive safety measures in place following the latest …

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PPA Guildford 2019 Musical Theatre Graduates sing Play from Finding Neverland

Twenty very talented PPA Guildford 2019 Musical Theatre Graduates had a great response from their You Tube video singing Play from the show Finding Neverland which they put together to raise money and awareness for the theatre charity Acting for Others which is so important at the moment with theatres …

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