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Supporting Local- Handpicked for Dorking

Handpicked for Clandon Wood. This weekend I popped along to Clandon Wood to show my support to Handpicked for Dorking as well as the exhibitors that were there. As we parked up I could hear The Hillary Vincent, who were playing some great music which added to the atmosphere of …

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The Big Free Fringe Weekend returns to Guildford on 29 and 30 June

The Big Free Fringe Weekend returns to Guildford on 29 and 30 June with Opera on the Balcony, morris dancers, jazz choirs, comedy theatre and more, followed by an exciting line-up of Free Fringe shows throughout July Guildford Fringe Festival is planning a show-stopping, foot-tapping and fun-filled Free Fringe line-up …

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Twinning of Guildford with Freiburg – 40th Anniversary Celebrations

2019 sees the 40th anniversary of the twinning of Guildford with Freiburg in southwest Germany: cue for celebrations by the Guildford Twinning Association in partnership with Guildford Borough Council. 40 years of a partnership which is still alive and meaningful! As proof of that, an artistic exchange between the two …

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A Collection of Watercolours at the The Old Farmhouse, Elstead from 12th-14th April from 11am-8pm

‘GREY COLOURS A FARMHOUSE ATTRACTION’;A PLEASANT GLIMPSE OF OLD ENGLAND This was an unusual heading of an article in the Farnham Herald commenting on a very early exhibition in the 1970s . The young reporter arrived on a bicycle from Farnham completely drenched from head to foot by torrential rain …

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Dirty Dancing – the classic story on stage

G Live – Tuesday 20 April to Saturday 4 May Dirty Dancing is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breath-taking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, …

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New Surrey Hills sculpture appears on Farnham Heath

There’s something new and very exciting appeared on Farnham Heath Nature Reserve this Spring and it’s caught the attention of the BBC! ‘The House of Invisible Hands’ is a permanent wooden structure constructed out of oak with walls of chestnut coppice by sculptor Walter Bailey. The inspiration for the piece …

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The best of The Fringe – 3 plays in a week as part of the new Guildford Fringe Weeks.

The Guildford Fringe Weeks launched in February this year and have been a huge success in terms of making theatre more accessible and affordable in the town. From 8-13 April at The Back Room of The Star Inn you can see three different plays. The themes of these plays include …

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Seasonal socials at the Wild Carrot

Spring has sprung in Hampshire and as everyone looks ahead to an exciting new season, the team at https://www.fourseasons.com/hampshire/ is delighted to announce the return of its famous Wild Carrot Seasonal Socials. Presenting a dining event with a difference, the Wild Carrot team of food and drink experts takes guests on …

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Anna by Annum Salman – a Pakistani spoken word poet

Annum Salman, a Pakistani spoken word poet and author of her debut poetry book “Sense Me,” recently released a spoken word video titled “Anna.” The four minute video combines her poignant words with the contemporary dance of Vasnica Srishinkar, who is a dance student at the University of Surrey. The …

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Art and Crafts in Godalming

Godalming boasts a vibrant community of independent outlets, providing an exciting opportunity to explore all manner of arts and crafts, and also find all of the essentials you need to be creative at home. This beautiful corner of West Surrey has always attracted artists, and a new initiative started by …

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Abbot’s Hospital wins National Lottery support

Abbot’s Hospital wins National Lottery support Abbot’s hospital will be 400 years old in 2019. As we prepare for this big year we are excited to announce that we have received a National Lottery grant of £92,000 for our project, “400 years of Abbot’s Hospital: A year of celebration”, in Guildford, …

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Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden

Surrey Hills is one of England’s finest landscapes, covering a quarter of the county of Surrey. It is a spectacular landscape, rich in wildlife and heritage. In 2018, Surrey Hills celebrates the 60th anniversary of its designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Celebrations include a range of events …

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Haslemere Art Society 123 Annual Exhibition

Haslemere Art Society will be holding its 123 Annual Exhibition of members’ recent work next month. The Society was originally founded in 1894 to promote art and the interest in arts in Haslemere. These founding members included Margery Allingham, Axel Haig and Walter Tyndale. The current exhibition will cover two …

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