Guildford Arts Exhibition : Halow Project

Guildford Institute and Guildford Arts are pleased to display art work from talented young adults from the Halow Project.

 

 

 

 

The Halow project is a Guildford-based charity supporting young adults (aged 16+) with a learning disability in and around Surrey. They are committed to developing creative opportunities and removing social barriers for young people and currently support over 170 young people with a learning disability. The work on display has been created during art courses run by the project.

Evening viewing is available around Institute booked activities – just call the Institute to check access – 01483 562142

Meet some of the artists and hear more from Halow at the Private View on Thursday 23 May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

 

Chatty Cafe at the Guildford Institute

Chatty Café

Guildford Institute are linking up with The Chatty Café Scheme, the UK’s leading non-profit organisation, to combat loneliness and isolation.

Pop in and take a seat at our designated ‘Chatter & Natter’ table in the V Café at the Institute (1st floor), buy a drink and join our volunteer table host.

Enjoy a relaxed environment where customers can get together and chat.

Alternate Wednesdays, 10.30am – 11.30am
(This is a drop in session so come when you want, for how long you want)!

Find out more about The Chatty Cafe scheme, including other venues and additional services at  www.thechattycafescheme.co.uk

Chatty Cafe at the Guildford Institute

Chatty Café

Guildford Institute are linking up with The Chatty Café Scheme, the UK’s leading non-profit organisation, to combat loneliness and isolation.

Pop in and take a seat at our designated ‘Chatter & Natter’ table in the V Café at the Institute (1st floor), buy a drink and join our volunteer table host.

Enjoy a relaxed environment where customers can get together and chat.

Alternate Wednesdays, 10.30am – 11.30am
Next date – 22 May
(This is a drop in session so come when you want, for how long you want)!

Find out more about The Chatty Cafe scheme, including other venues and additional services at  www.thechattycafescheme.co.uk

Chatty Cafe at the Guildford Institute

Chatty Café

Guildford Institute are linking up with The Chatty Café Scheme, the UK’s leading non-profit organisation, to combat loneliness and isolation.

Pop in and take a seat at our designated ‘Chatter & Natter’ table in the V Café at the Institute (1st floor), buy a drink and join our volunteer table host.

Enjoy a relaxed environment where customers can get together and chat.

Alternate Wednesdays, 10.30am – 11.30am
Next dates – 8 & 22 May
(This is a drop in session so come when you want, for how long you want)!

Find out more about The Chatty Cafe scheme, including other venues and additional services at  www.thechattycafescheme.co.uk

Guildford Arts Exhibition: Nature

Guildford Arts and Guildford Institute are pleased to welcome their next two talented, local artists. This is sure to be a fascinating mix of textile, print work, painting and photography by:

Laura Ribatallada

Laura is a versatile artist who seamlessly transitions between the realms of painting and photography. Her keen eye for capturing the essence of flowers evident from her delicate brushstrokes and the vivid hues that dance across her canvas.

Through her camera lens, Laura skilfully plays with colour and light, creating mesmerising compositions that evoke a sense of serenity and beauty. Whether working with oils, watercolours or behind a camera, Laura’s passion for exploring beauty of nature shines through every piece she creates, inviting viewers to pause and revel in the splendour of the natural world.

E: hello@espasastudio.co.uk
W: www.espasastudio.co.uk
M: 07517 040715

 

 


Thérèse Ferrero

Thérèse is a local printmaker and textile artist. She trained as a scientist but has always worked part-time to allow her to pursue her artistic interests.

Thérèse has worked with different media including printmaking, ceramics, textiles, metal and polymer clay jewellery. A few years back she decided to give more space and time to
her creativity and have enjoyed it enormously. She is now a full time artist, working essentially with intaglio methods, as well as textile design.

Both art forms complement each other and represent different sides of her: the black and white prints lead to more introspective and intimate pictures, the colourful threads to bright, bold and humorous pieces.

E: tmferrero@gmail.com
W:therese.ferrero@instagram
M: 07796 160700

There will be a Private View on Thursday 11 April 6.30pm -7.30pm. You will be able to meet and speak to the artists and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.

Chatty Cafe at The Guildford Institute

Chatty Café

Guildford Institute are linking up with The Chatty Café Scheme, the UK’s leading non-profit organisation, to combat loneliness and isolation.

Pop in and take a seat at our designated ‘Chatter & Natter’ table in the V Café at the Institute (1st floor), buy a drink and join our volunteer table host.

Enjoy a relaxed environment where customers can get together and chat.

Alternate Wednesdays, 10.30am – 11.30am
Next date – 10 & 24 April
(This is a drop in session so come when you want, for how long you want)!

Find out more about The Chatty Cafe scheme, including other venues and additional services at  www.thechattycafescheme.co.uk

Chatty Cafe at The Guildford Institute

Chatty Café

Guildford Institute are linking up with The Chatty Café Scheme, the UK’s leading non-profit organisation, to combat loneliness and isolation.

Pop in and take a seat at our designated ‘Chatter & Natter’ table in the V Café at the Institute (1st floor), buy a drink and join our volunteer table host.

Enjoy a relaxed environment where customers can get together and chat.

Alternate Wednesdays, 10.30am – 11.30am
Next date – 20 March
(This is a drop in session so come when you want, for how long you want)!

Find out more about The Chatty Cafe scheme, including other venues and additional services at  www.thechattycafescheme.co.uk

Open Mic Night

Following on from a successful first event, the Institute once again opens its doors to welcome musicians, singers, poets and comedians to come along and give it a go, whether experienced or just starting out!

A full PA and lights will be provided and a beautiful Bechstein grand piano will also be available to play. A licensed bar will be open from 7pm and throughout the event.

Book your free space and/or performer slot in advance.

The Guildford Institute Meets: Award-Winning Guildford Author Alice Fowler – E078 (Face to Face)

Join the Institute’s Programme Manager Chelsea Eves as she talks to Guildford author Alice Fowler, whose debut short story collection, The Truth Has Arms and Legs, was published last year. Sit back with a glass of wine and some nibbles as Alice reads from some of her stories, and learn about her creative process, inspiration, and path to publication.

Copies of Alice’s book will be available for purchase on the evening. She will be happy to sign her book and answer any questions you may have.

Guildford: The Rock & Roll Years – E077 (Face to Face)

Guildford the Rock ‘n’ Roll Years is the story – in words, fun anecdotes, pictures, and live music – of the vibrant local music scene of the late 1950s and 60s. It all began with the skiffle craze that soon turned into rock ‘n’ roll. Local historian and Institute tutor David Rose leads the evening with Mick Douglas and John Kelly, both of whom were musicians on the scene during
those times.

They will round off the evening playing guitars and singing memorable songs from that era. The bar will be open before and during the event.

The Booming Lovelies: A Poetic Tour de Force! – E076 (Face to Face)

Fresh from their Guildford Fringe performance last July, these ladies of a certain age are unafraid to share their wealth of life experience with anyone brave enough to listen! Boomers Trisha Broomfield, Sharron Green, and Heather Moulson are poetically primed and eager to charm, with verses on nostalgia for the last century, lost loves, the menopause, and the joys and complexities of modern life.

Relax and enjoy a wonderful performance followed by tea, coffee, and cake with the Booming Lovelies. There will be an opportunity to purchase poetry souvenirs after the show

The Letters of Lord Chesterfield to his Son – T328 (Face to Face)

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694–1773) was far from handsome but utterly charming: famed for his polished manners, intellect and wit. As diplomat and statesman he finessed his way round many international courts cultivating agreement and friendship. He wrote a blizzard of letters instructing his son on every aspect of how he should try to live.

From practical to impossibly demanding, deadly serious to comical. Historians, Sue and Alfred, will review (with readings) the content and how we could learn a thing or two from Lord Chesterfield!

UPDATE: Please note that Window on the World Talks will now only take place on a face to face basis and not online via zoom.

From Cabaret to Conservation – T327 (Face to Face)

Shelley has worked in cabaret worldwide for over 35 years but is also passionate about wildlife, raising thousands of pounds for big cats.
This unusual mix is brought together as Shelley shares some ‘funny but true’ stories from her life in showbiz as a cabaret artiste, mixed with her encounters with big cats while supporting various conservation projects for wildlife charities.

An interesting, informative, and entertaining talk delivered with passion and humour, accompanied by photographs, unique video footage, and some thought-provoking poems from her book, ‘Wild & Free’.

UPDATE: Please note that Window on the World Talks will now only take place on a face to face basis and not online via zoom.

Codes, Cyphers, Enigma & Quantum – T326 (Face to Face)

Unlocking secrets through time, from the ancient codes of Rome to the complex cyphers of the modern era. This presentation offers a journey through the evolution of secret communication. We will also delve into the intriguing world of the Enigma machine, which played a pivotal role in World War II, and explore how quantum computing is revolutionising the future of cryptography.

Christopher is an electronics, coding and system specialist, currently CEO of UKIOT, a company focusing on data management and analysis.

UPDATE: Please note that Window on the World Talks will now only take place on a face to face basis and not online via zoom.

 

Cunard History & Glamorous Stars – T325 (Face to Face)

Steve served aboard the QE2 as a purser and will use his personal experience for this talk based upon the history of Cunard, from 1840 until the present day, and it will include some of the more famous liners but not all 250!

He will look at some of the celebrities and stars who sailed aboard Cunard ships. Then answer questions such as: What did Charles Dickens think about the furnishings aboard Britannia? Which actress brought her gleaming white Rolls Royce on board Queen Mary and her own chickens as she demanded fresh eggs each day?

UPDATE: Please note that Window on the World Talks will now only take place on a face to face basis and not online via zoom.

Coco Chanel – Fashion Manifesto – T324 (Face to Face)

After the great success of Stephanie Wood’s talk on Mary Quant, we invite her back to tell us more about exhibitions at the V&A. Stephanie is a fashion curator and historian, specialising in 20th and 21st century fashion. She was Project Curator of Gabrielle Chanel – Fashion Manifesto, dedicated to the work of pioneering French couturière, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel.

This talk will offer a behind-the-scenes insight into the making of the exhibition, spotlighting key aspects of Chanel’s life and some of the star objects featured from her sixty-year career.

UPDATE: Please note that Window on the World Talks will now only take place on a face to face basis and not online via zoom.

Italian Renaissance Gardens in the Environs of Rome – T323 (Face to Face)

The Italian Renaissance garden emerged in the late 15th century at villas in Rome and Florence. Inspired by classical ideals of order and beauty, and intended for contemplation and sensory enjoyment. This illustrated talk will look at the most notable features of the gardens in the outskirts Rome. From dramatic cascades and reflective pools at the Villa d’Este to the formal design of Villa Lante. Also the extraordinary statues and structures at Bomarzo.

Cherrill is a freelance garden historian. She has been historical consultant at Painshill Landscape Garden and played key roles for Surrey Gardens Trust.

UPDATE: Please note that Window on the World Talks will now only take place on a face to face basis and not online via zoom.

Alan Turing – Guildford’s Best Kept Secret – T322 (Face to Face)

Alan Turing is renowned for his code-breaking achievements during the Second World War. He is also regarded as the father of modern computing and
a significant figure in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Perhaps less well-known is that Guildford was his family home.

Marking 70 years since Turing’s death, Paul, a Guildford Town Guide, will use his most recent research for this illustrated talk looking at the associated stories and locations. Find out why Guildford was such an important part of his relatively short life – the houses, the roads, the churches and the golf club.

UPDATE: Please note that Window on the World Talks will now only take place on a face to face basis and not online via zoom. 

Art of the London Underground – T321 (Face to Face)

An exemplar of ground-breaking poster art and graphic design in the first half of the 20th century, London Underground went on from the 1960s to the current day to launch a programme of permanent, large-scale artworks across its stations. Leading and aspiring artists from Britain and abroad have been asked for over 60 years to design and deliver the art.

This talk takes the audience on a guided tour of station art, demonstrating how the artwork provides passengers with a stimulating, pictorial guide to the history of London, its people and culture, its achievements, and its tragedies.

UPDATE: Please note that Window on the World talks will now only take place on a face to face basis.  

Guildford Arts Exhibition: Jenny Rickman & John Walmsley

Guildford Institute and Guildford Arts are pleased to present their next exhibition by popular local artists:

Jenny Rickman

Since retiring Jenny has always enjoyed drawing in her spare time, she has completed a number of print courses and has now purchased a small relief press for home on which she produces linocuts.  The series in the exhibition is based on the months of the year.

Find out more at:
E:jennyrickman31@hotmail.com
M: 07824 152813


John Walmsley

John has been a professional, freelance documentary photographer since leaving Guildford School of Art in 1968.  People are at the centre of his work, usually everyday people doing what they do.  If the photos look as if he just wandered by and captured them then he’s happy!  He believes it’s better if the skill and hard work are not even hinted at.  That, of course, has the downside that people can think it’s easy.  It’s really not.

John likes to carefully think things through and bring a personal approach.  Making sure to capture real life as it happens and be ready for what might come next.

John will host a meet-the-artist session on Tuesday 12th March from 10 to 11.30am, if you’d like to come along and chat.  The café will be open for a drink.

Find out more at: www.johnwalmsleyphotos.co.uk

Tea with Joyce – E075

A one-woman homage to Joyce Grenfell. Recreating the style of one of her stage shows, this comedy review revisits some of Joyce Grenfell’s best loved monologues and songs.

‘Tea with Joyce’, is a specially curated version of this acclaimed one woman show for the Guildford Institute. Revel in this gem of nostalgia from the golden age of comedy and enjoy some tea, coffee and cake with Joyce afterwards!

‘Bravissimo… a wonderful show that leaves you marvelling at Joyce Grenfell’s wit and wisdom’ – Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph.

Henry Howard Earl of Surrey (1516–47) – T320 (Face to Face & Online)

Aged only 30, in 1547 the English nobleman, politician and poet Henry Howard Earl of Surrey was executed by order of Henry VIII. It is said that ‘a dangerously erratic young noble may have been neutralised, but an outstanding creative literary mind was also destroyed’.

This talk, brought to life with readings, will explore Surrey’s life at the centre of the Tudor court. It will reveal how, but for Surrey showing the way, there would have been no Shakespeare sonnets. Susan and Alfred, both historians, will share an enjoyable look back at lesser-known gentry.

This talk is available face to face at the Institute or online via zoom so make sure you select the correct ticket type.

Booking in advance is recommended.

Heathrow: From Stone Age to Jet Age – T319 (Face to Face & Online)

This fully illustrated talk will look at the history of the Heathrow area from prehistoric times, when huge earthworks dominated the landscape, through to the birth of the Ordnance Survey. Learn about the site’s early use for testing aircraft, and how it eventually became the world’s busiest international airport. The story is brought up to date with the continuing arguments about airport expansion.

Nick Pollard is Honorary Curator of Spelthorne Museum in Staines and Chairman of Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society. His paid job is actually in the aerospace industry!

This talk is available face to face at the Institute or online via zoom so make sure you select the correct ticket type.

Booking in advance is recommended.

Plant Passion – T318 (Face to Face & Online)

Claire is a flower farmer and florist who runs ‘Plant Passion’ in the Surrey Hills. The company specialises in growing a wide range of seasonal plants and flowers in a sustainable way; not in glasshouses, but mostly outside on a chalky East Clandon hillside. The plants are suited to the soil, so they can be produced without chemicals, and help nature.

Claire will talk about how she has created the farm over the last eleven years, and how the plants’ biodiversity has helped them to be truly ‘seasonal, scented and sustainable’. You will also gain an insight into how floristry is changing to become more sustainable.

This talk is available face to face at the Institute or online via zoom so make sure you select the correct ticket type.

Booking in advance is recommended.

The King and The Quack – T317 (Face to Face & Online)

George III’s memory has been defined by his mental health, often being referred to as ‘Mad King George’. Local historian and author Mike Ramscar will illuminate
you on the reality of George’s condition based on contemporary archive material, including documents from Surrey History Centre.

Mike will demonstrate how the failure of orthodox medicine drove members of the royal family to engage unqualified ‘quack’ practitioners such as James Lucett.
Learn more about Lucett’s methods and how he led the way for humane treatment of those with mental illness.

This talk is available face to face at the Institute or online via zoom so make sure you select the correct ticket type.

Booking in advance is recommended.

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