What’s On in June and July?
The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and the sun is out…summer has finally arrived! The GI welcomes you this June and July to join us for a variety of courses, talks, and visits to help you make the most of the summer months.
For many people, summertime means vacations, good food, warm weather, and natural beauty at its peak. What better way to capture that great summer feeling than through art, crafts, and light-hearted poetry?
Lilies, roses, peonies…with hundreds of summer flowers to use as inspiration, learn how to create delicate floral designs which will last through all seasons with just a few simple stitches.
28 June – 12 July – Painting Summer Scenes
Over the course of three weeks, improve your oil or watercolour skills by painting several different subjects inspired by the theme of summer.
22 June – Literary Nonsense (Term Focus)
This summer term, we are commemorating Lewis Carroll with our focus on ‘Wonderland’. Just as Alice’s summer day was filled with strange and nonsensical wonderlands, you too can delve into strange and nonsensical worlds by re-discovering childhood literary delights ranging from The Jabberwocky to The Owl and the Pussycat.
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Summer doesn’t always have to be spent abroad. Why not re-discover the beauty of your own local culture and history?
4 – 25 July – Uncovering More of Guildford’s Recent History
Join local historian David Rose and explore Guildford’s recent history through a series of vintage postcard images. Discover more about Woodbridge Hill, Westborough, and the hospitals that were once integral to our local community.
Did you know Lewis Carroll was a resident of Guildford? Sue Morris and Alfred Bradley will look beyond Carroll’s famous Alice stories and explore his impressive body of poetic and mathematical works.
14 July – Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens
Join the GI for a lovely day trip to Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, a 240 acre Grade I listed garden in Horsham, and enjoy the colourful array of trees, plants and the many bird species around the lake. Leave the car at home as our coach will take you there and back!
We hope you have enjoyed finding out about what’s on in June and July at The Guildford Institute. If you would like you explore more, please take a look at our summer programme.