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Another Amazing Holiday

St James Club, Antigua.  As some of you might remember, I went on the holiday of a lifetime last January. Many of you commented on how amazing it looked, how much you all wanted to go, and if I’m honest, the holiday blues from that holiday lasted longer than ever. …

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Remember someone special with Dorking Tree of Light service

The local community will be coming together to remember loved ones at a Dorking Tree of Light service on Sunday 1 December*. The service will include Christmas carols and readings, and has been jointly organised by the local hospice, St Catherine’s Hospice and St Paul’s Church. . The Tree of …

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Surrey University lunch-time open recital

This lunchtime I was treated to the Metropolitan Guitar Quartet by students at the Department of Music and Media PATS Studio 1, Stag Lane Campus. The quartet features an outstanding young ensemble whose members have individually and consistently been awarded top prizes at some of the worlds  most important guitar …

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Surrey University Lunch Time Recital

I had the opportunity to attend the masters performance assessment recital at lunchtime on Wednesday at The University of Surrey. It’s part of the assessment process for the department students, but as the recitals are open to the public it gives the students the opportunity to perform to a live …

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Guildford Philanthropy’s Latest Corporate Ambassador

Guildford Philanthropy is delighted to announce that Guildford Jazz has today become its latest Corporate Ambassador in a partnership that is a first for Guildford Philanthropy to work with another not-for-profit organisation in an Ambassador role. As part of a broader philanthropic partnership,  Guildford Jazz has agreed to donate all  …

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All at Sea – first time cruising

A week’s sea cruise from Malta in June is not a proposition to be immediately spurned. It certainly contains elements of attraction yet also offers reasons to demand caution. While it is getting cheaper, cruising has never exactly been the budget choice and being contained in the middle of the …

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VantagePoint – our latest testimonials

Don’t take our word about how good VantagePoint can be for your business, read what our advertisers and readers have to say! I have been advertising in Vantage Point for a few months now and I have seen great results. The team are always really friendly. Highly recommend. Matt Harle, …

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Why more authors are choosing to go it alone

Over 1,500. That’s how many manuscript submissions a literary agent recently told me she receives every year. It’s by no means atypical either. Most agents would proffer a similar number while you can probably double it for publishers. As an author, it’s enough to make your blood run cold. Is …

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Bizet’s Carmen at Clandon Wood Nature Reserve

Clandon Wood Nature Reserve presents a special Fundraising performance of Bizet’s Carmen in support of The Brigitte Trust Sunday 5th May – Tickets £49 Transforming the beautiful glass Pavillion at Clandon Wood into an intimate in-the-round performance space, Rogue Opera’s cast of six singers and pianist bring you the drama …

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inChoir’s 10th Anniversary

Back when it all began Our first ever session was in East Grinstead at The Jubilee Community Centre on Tuesday 24th February. The centre was packed, and I kept asking people as they arrived if they had come for choir. But no, they had come for pancakes, served by The …

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What people are saying about VantagePoint…

It’s worth saying that I am impressed by the range and number of local articles you include in VantagePoint. That aspect of the magazine appears to be growing, which is good. Makes it all the more worthwhile to receive … and read. Steve Garnsey, a reader

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