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Craftsman in Iron

Phil Kemp talks to one of our local blacksmiths at his forge in Forest Green The ancient art of transforming hard metal into practical, tactile and beautiful objects has its origins through the far distant mists of time. And indeed this almost mysterious art has remained largely unchanged over many …

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Artventure Trust

People with learning difficulties come to Artventure Trust to express themselves through the visual arts. They are a registered charity and operate from our Studio in the grounds of St. Peter’s School in Merrow, GU1 2TN. Staffed with professional artists and volunteers, we aim to provide a safe, sociable and …

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In Accord – the a capella group

Most people have heard the term ‘a capella’ and will know it means ‘without accompaniment’. Those involved in a capella groups would say that it can be one of the most challenging but rewarding ways to sing. A capella singing can boast a long history as it was no doubt …

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The Therapy Gardens

I do enjoy the view from my office window. I am watching our horticulturists work with a group of students to replant the raised beds in the garden, on a crisp, sunny morning. Not that we let the rain stop play; activity continues in heated poly tunnels, where seeds are …

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Farnham Art Society

Farnham Art Society is one of the largest and most successful in England, with around 400 members, many of whom are professional artists. This makes for a very high standard at our exhibitions. Currently they are redeveloping the profile of the Society. The first step in this is an investment …

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Gourmet Vegetables

I love April, it’s such a super month in the garden and there are so many beautiful vegetables that you can sow now. Did you know that it’s just as easy to grow a purple coloured carrot, as it is to grow an orange one? Carrots come in an array …

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Dennis Brothers – the second chapter

Britain’s oldest vehicle manufacturer was established in Guildford. In the second in a series, Andy Goundry continues the story. The end of the Great War brought a sudden and dramatic change to the fortunes of the Dennis company. From working almost flat-out producing trucks for the War Department, the order …

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Shed loads of fun at Bourne Buildings on their 21st anniversary

In a continuing series helping to promote some of our great local businesses, Marcus Atkins talks to this iconic Farnham based company One of the most famous sites in Farnham is the Shepherd and Flock roundabout; it’s recognised as perhaps the largest inhabited roundabout in the UK, and anyone who …

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The wonder of maple

The maple sugar season has just finished in the south and eastern part of Québec. For the last two weeks of March, maple syrup producers have returned to their rustic wooden cabins and have been harvesting the sweet maple water. Once again, the boiling process has given the woodlands a …

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Weekend Walk: Tilford to Elstead

This walk has an almost six mile initial section which has in it a strenuous climb but it will reward you with some spectacular views.  The second section is much shorter and more or less flat.  The description was submitted by Guildford Rambling Club who will be walking it in …

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Safe Haven service opens in Guildford to support people with emotional and mental health needs

Oakleaf is pleased to announce that it has been confirmed as the location for the new Safe Haven in Guildford which opened on Monday 4th April 2016. The Safe Haven will offer a safe, calm and therapeutic environment, promoting independence and recovery for people and their carers in need of …

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Dennis Brothers – the first chapter

Britain’s oldest vehicle manufacturer company was established in Guildford. In the first in a series, Andy Goundry tells the story. Most folk enjoying a quiet drink in the Wetherspoons pub at the bottom of North Street in Guildford will be unaware that they are relaxing on the site of Britain’s …

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The Haslemere Players

The Haslemere Players is an amateur theatre company which has been delighting local audiences for over 110 years. It is dedicated to staging popular musical theatre productions of the highest possible standard and regularly wins awards of excellence from NODA (the National Operatic and Dramatic Association). Audiences, performers, musicians, technicians, …

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Haslemere Walks for Health

As part of Waverley’s Walks for Health scheme (in conjunction with Places for People Leisure), Haslemere Walks for Health provide free organised walks with trained leaders around Haslemere and the adjacent countryside. Following the recent retirement of Martin Osbourne, the two new co-ordinators are Elizabeth Holland and Susan Hitchen both …

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Guildford Wey Valley DFAS

Hooked on the Antiques Roadshow? Enjoy listening to experts on topics ranging from paintings to history, architecture to ceramics and much much more? Then Guildford Wey Valley Decorative and Fine Arts Society (DFAS) may be perfect for you. Formerly The Wey Valley DFAS, the Society has recently been relaunched with …

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