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5 events to look out for this Summer

24th May 2022

Looking for activities to keep you busy over the summer? Here at the GI we have a whole range of exciting courses, talks and events taking place for you to enjoy.

We have put together a round-up of just some of our activities you can get involved in…

Our summer brochure cover – Mantis by Charlotte Allum

Window on the World talks

If you enjoy shorter, one off sessions, our Window on the World talks are the perfect choice for you! Held on weekday afternoons, our talks explore a variety of topics.

5 events to look out for: The Queen's Royal Photographers. Portrait photograph of the Queen smiling, wearing a lemon coloured suit and a matching hat with light pink flowers.

The Queens Royal Photographers – Changing Styles over the years | 8 June | 3pm – 4.15pm

As part of our Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Guildford based photographer Peter Merry will explore the images that tell the story of the Queen’s 70-year reign.

Browse all of our upcoming Window on the World talks this term.

A-Z Art History Evening Lecture Series

Our new monthly evening lecture series continues! Our speakers will guide you through an A-Z of the History of Art.

Port Vendres by Andre Derain. The painting depicts boats in a port, made up of lots of bright colours including yellow, red, pink, green and blue.

Fauvism – An Explosion of Colour | 9 June | 7pm – 9pm

Next up, join tutor Daphne Jefferis who will explore the letter F. Discover Fauvism, an exciting movement in France at the beginning of the 20th Century. Drinks will be available from our new evening bar menu from 6.30pm on these evenings.

Make sure to pick up one of our loyalty cards – collect 9 letters and enjoy your 10th lecture for free. Attendees can have these stamped every time they attend.

Browse all of our upcoming A-Z Lectures this term

Upcoming courses this term

Below are just some of our upcoming courses we think you will be interested in this term.

5 events to look out for: Summer Wine Tasting. Image of a hand holding a wine glass in the foreground. In the background there is a wooden table with guests seated around it.

Summer Wine Tasting Workshop | 16 June | 7pm-9pm

Our one off Summer Wine Tasting Workshop with local expert Jeremy Blood will transport you to foreign lands. He will guide you through a selection of handpicked summer wines in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. What better way to spend your evening?

5 events to look out for: An Insight into Indian Classical Music. Close-up image of a musician playing the sitar.

An Insight into Indian Classical Music | 22 June | 6.30pm – 8pm

Calling all music lovers! Join us for an evening of Indian classical music with Devdan Sen.

Find out how Indian music reflects centuries of cultural synthesis, of ancient indigenous systems and of migration. Devdan will present the classical traditions of the north, past the exotic to the disciplines that lie beneath.

Flat-lay of cooking ingredients including tomatoes, spaghetti, mozzarella, courgette and onions.

Italian Food | 4 – 25 July | 4pm – 6pm

Perfect for any foodies. In this course you will discover the history of Italian ingredients, the Slow Food Movement and the renowned ‘Dieta Mediterranea’.

In the final sessions, you will have the option to cook along with tutor Anna, learning some traditional regional recipes.

Browse all of our upcoming courses this term.

The remainder of our summer term activities are available to browse on the ‘What’s on’ section of our website. If you would like to request a copy of our summer 2022 brochure, please email