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June
19

BriggsMusicUK at The Star

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
8:00 PM
The Star Inn
Guildford, United Kingdom
Downtown Roundabout will be playing a full electric set at the Star where we will be showcasing some new songs as well as fan favourites.

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June
21

The Time Machine at The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

If civilisation falls today, what will become of us?

Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 June at The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre 2018. In this age of uncertainty, where the shadows of tyranny, intolerance and war darken the path into tomorrow, how much time do we have left? If civilisat... read more

June
21

An Evening with Snooker Greats

Starring former world snooker champion Dennis Taylor along with snookers favourite John Virgo. These guys are two of the most recognisable names in the snooker world and both now work as pundits and commentators for the BBC for all snooker events.

They will talk about their careers, the wins, the highs the lows and tell a few stories about others along the way. There will also be audience involved trick shots on the night and John doing his world famous impressions of other players. The... read more

June
21

Guildford Library Women's Digital Club

Guildford Library 3rd flor 1030-1200pm. An introduction fo digital production with Colleen Webley.

I graduated from the University of Northumbria with a Degree in Media Production in 1996 and worked professionally in the Film and TV Industry’s Camera Department for over a decade. Feature films include ‘An Ideal Husband’ and ‘Mirrormask... read more

June
22

Barbeque Beers & Bangers - Inn at Home

Wondering what beers to get to make your summer barbeque parties sizzle? We’ll bring along a few different bangers from porkers and herby to spicy and match them with and ideal beer partner.   Our fresh keg beers, in particularly, taste amazing in the great outdoors so expect to try something amazing. Tickets are available £15

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June
23

Fashion Show at The Mandolay

Everyone who has been to our Fashion Show knows what a fabulously uplifting night it always is. We think this year will be EVEN BETTER! As ever, all the models will be current and former cancer patients, and there will be firemen too!

Saturday 23rd June 2018 at 19:00 Doors open 18:00  Tickets £20 Children (under 12) £10... read more

June
23

Surrey Mozart Players at Holy Trinity Church

Join the excellent Surrey Mozart Players for three musical masterpieces with beautiful melodies, reflective moments and joyous Bohemian dance themes which are sure to sound superb in the wonderful acoustics of Guildford’s Holy Trinity Church.

The concert begins with the magnificent Prelude to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger. Introducing four of the opera’s most important themes, this is an exciting and imposing orchestral work. We welcome back virtuoso, American cellist Parry Karp to pe... read more

June
23

Book signing for the Sitting Down For Our Rights exhibition at Guildford Museum

Saturday 23 June 11am – 1pm If you’ve enjoyed the atmospheric photos in our exhibition about the 1968 Guildford School of Art sit-in come and meet the photographer. John Walmsley was a student at the art school in 1968 and has contributed most of the photos to our exhibition. His work is in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London and La Bibliothèque national de France, Paris. 

The Guildford sit-in achieved notoriety for being the longest ever staged by students in the UK. Come and meet John, buy his book and have your copy signed. Guildford Museum, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3SX. Admission free. https://www.guildford... read more

June
23

The Drifters at G Live!

The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing their classic hits from the last six decades.

The legendary group have been inducted into the Rock & Roll of fame, performed for the President of the United States and listed among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Don’t miss their brand-new tour performing all... read more

June
26

Electric Theatre Jazz Cafe - Alex Curtis Quartet featuring Dave O'Higgins

Since forming in 2016, the highly enthusiastic audience reactions to the concerts of the Alex Curtis band bear testimony to how well the band works together in this setting. Drawing on a whole range of influences, they demonstrate outstanding musicianship and very strong collective writing skills. Expect highly original arrangements/compositions, heavy grooves and plenty of exciting group interaction.

Featuring special guest, Dave O'Higgins on tenor sax. Twice winner of Best Tenor Sax at the British Jazz Awards, saxophonist Dave O’Higgins is one of the most prolific and creative jazz musicians the UK has ever produced, with 18 albums rele... read more

June
26

Furniture Painting Techniques for Beginners at The Guildford Institute

This two-session workshop is for beginners who want to understand the processes involved in painting furniture or small household pieces. We will paint on wood and will practice using gesso, wax and brushwork techniques. We will produce a number of small sample panels to cover techniques of painting, distressing, finishing and applying decoupage. Students should wear casual clothes/or an apron and bring a notebook and pencil. There will be a short (30-minute) lunch break during each session.

All paint and painting utensils are included in the cost of the course. Tuesday 26 June & Tuesday 03 July (10am-3pm) £93.50 (£88 concs; £83 Members) For more information or to book a place, please call 01483 562142, e-mail info@guildf... read more

June
26

Guildford Green Drinks

“International initiative 'Green Drinks' is a monthly meeting of environmentally-minded folk in cities (and towns) around the world. A chance to meet and chat with other people interested in environmental issues in a casual setting once a month.” The next Guildford Green Drinks will take place on Tuesday 26th June 2018 from 7pm at the Britannia Pub, Guildford

WHEN: Tuesday 26th June 2018 from 7pm (Guildford Green Drinks will continue to meet every fourth Tuesday of the month) WHERE: Britannia Pub, 9 Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BE - www.britanniaguildford.co.uk GETTING THERE: please see our ... read more

June
28

A Doll's House at The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

A modern re-telling of Ibsen's classic tale of identity and opression.

Thursday 28 - Friday 29 June at The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre The Helmers are an iconic power couple. They excel at work, staying on top: they excel at excelling. But as his autobiography rolls out around Christmas, it see... read more

June
28

Bugsy Malone at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 June

The acclaimed Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre returns to the Main Stage with a dazzling production of the timeless classic Bugsy Malone (Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 June) which follows the rivalry of two half-witted gangs, headed by Fat Sam and Dandy ... read more

June
29

ANDY PARSONS HEADLINES FRINGE FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT

GAG HOUSE COMEDY SUPERSTARS
Line-up: Andy Parsons, Zoe Lyons, Matt Richardson and Ivo Graham
Friday 29 June @ 8pm FOLLOWING last year’s hugely successful sell-out opening night, Gag House Comedy Superstars returns to G Live on Friday, June 29 with an almighty new line-up of cracking comics ready to raucously declare Guildford Fringe Festival 2018 officially open!  

She’s toured the UK stand-up circuit since 2004, as well as playing regular gigs in London and Brighton; she’s won Dave's Joke of the Fringe, a London Award for Comedy and a Funny Women Award; and you’ve seen her on Live at the Apollo, M... read more

June
29

Celebration of premium vodka - Inn at Home

One of the world’s favourite spirits that is enjoyed for its versatility. Distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol we will put its versatility to the test and taste a neat vodka, the Russian way, a long vodka adding tonic and garnish and finish with a classic cocktail. Choosing the finest vodka for you will be our delight! Tickets are available £20

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June
29

Guildford Fringe Festival - Gag House Comedy Superstars

Gag House Comedy Superstars is back to open Guildford Fringe Festival 2018! Following on from their sell out show in 2017 Gag House Comedy are over the moon to be presenting this night of comedy with acts that will be familiar to you from shows such as Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Nevermind The Buzzcocks and lots more…

The lineup includes: Zoe Lyons (Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Celebrity Mastermind) as MC, Matt Richardson (drive-time presenter on Virgin Radio, host of The Xtra Factor, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice) and Ivo Graham (Live at the A... read more

June
29

The Hogstar Summer Terrace Party

6pm-10pm Hog Roast In House DJ £25 pp includes food and a local ale.

To book please email Guildford.events@harbourhotels.co.uk click for further info!... read more

June
29

GG Club - Gin & Pimms Extravaganza

From 5.30pm, Gin Club Event!

The Keep 29 Castle Street, Guildford, GU1 3UW (T. 01483 450600)... read more

June
30

Guildford Fringe Festival - Surrey Fringe Chorus

Part of The Big Free Fringe Weekend. Fresh from their 40th Anniversary Show at the Electric Theatre on 04 June, Surrey Fringe Chorus will be singing their favourite songs in their distinctive A Cappella style. You are bound to recognise the songs, so come and listen and if you feel the urge please join in! You will find them in front of the Guildhall on the High Street at approx. 1:30pm and 3:00pm FREE FRINGE

LOCATION: Town Centre DATE: 30/06/2018 TIME: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm... read more

June
30

Guildford Fringe Festival - Pleb Theatre Company, The Wizahhhdz

Part of The Big Free Fringe Weekend! The Wizahhhdz

The Wizarding University is closed for summer, and the professors are out on leave. Join these wise men as they explore the world to the find the magic in everything. Who knows the mystical powers something as simple as an umbrella could hold? ... read more

June
30

ARMED FORCES DAY

GUILDFORD ARMED FORCES DAY FREEDOM PARADE BY PRINCESS OF WALES’S ROYAL REGIMENT. The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment will exercise its Freedom of the Borough of Guildford with a parade through Guildford High Street.

12:15 pm to 1:00 pm Location High St Guildford GU1 3AA UK Click for further information.... read more

June
30

The Boileroom - Live Wire, AC/DC Tribute Act

Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The unique six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls’ and over two hours of High Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll. The AC/DC story is over forty years in the making, with two specific eras and the band cover both these as always with both ‘Dave’ Bon Scott and ‘Podge’ Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember.

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June
30

Guildford Fringe Festival - Street to the Point

Part of The Big Free Fringe Weekend This street art company, formed by Youth Theatre members aged 14-18. Over the last 6 years the company has evolved, adapted and continued to work at creating unique and entertaining pieces of free street art made to be performed at various festivals and events up and down the country. Free Fringe

LOCATION: Town Centre DATE: 30/06/2018 TIME: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm... read more

June
30

Guildford Fringe Festival - Opera on the Balcony

Part of The Big Free Fringe Weekend An exciting start to Guildford Fringe Festival and end to National Armed Forces Day as Guildford Fringe take to the balcony of The Guildhall to present a free evening of ‘Opera on the Balcony’. The cast will include Anthony Flaum (Scottish Opera and English National Opera) and Katie Bird (Opera North and English National Opera) who will be accompanied by Kelvin Lim (repetiteur and coach at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera & Glyndebourne).  

You can expect to hear arias from some of the most well-loved operas including Puccini’s La bohème, Verdi’s La traviata and many more. Bring a blanket or chair and come enjoy this unique, free event on Guildford’s High Street. There wil... read more

July
01

Guildford Fringe Festival - Pleb Theatre Company, The Wizahhhdz

Part of The Big Free Fringe Weekend The Wizahhhdz The Wizarding University is closed for summer, and the professors are out on leave. Join these wise men as they
explore the world to the find the magic in everything. Who knows the mystical powers something as simple as an umbrella could hold? The wizards, they know, and they’d love to show you. Pleb Theatre makes spectacular and absurd walkabout theatre for emerging audiences in non-traditional spaces. Performances are made to be fun and comedic, interactive and captivating as they move through an event or open space. They have performed across England at public and corporate events, festivals and markets. FREE FRINGE

LOCATION: Town Centre DATE: 01/07/2018 TIME: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm... read more

July
01

Guildford Fringe Festival - Rock Choir Day

Part of The Big Free Fringe Weekend It’s here again! Rock Choir Day as part of ?Guildford Fringe Festival? is now an established annual event, with hundreds of Rock Choir members from the surrounding towns coming together to perform. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun and witness the series of different groups popping up all over Guildford Town Centre and performing contemporary music. FREE FRINGE

LOCATION: Town Centre DATE: 01/07/2018 TIME: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm... read more

July
01

Guildford Fringe Festival - The Poetry Parlour

Part of The Big Free Fringe Weekend, join stand-up comedian and burlesque artist, Miss Glory Pearl, and friends for a night of literary fun. The Poetry Parlour is a brand new open mic poetry night with a karaoke vibe – read your own poetry, a childhood favourite, or a modern classic. Just turn up, put your name down to read and cheer on your friends as they regale the room with the best words in the best order. FREE FRINGE

LOCATION: The Keep Pub DATE: 01/07/2018 TIME: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm... read more

July
01

Guildford Fringe Festival - Alistair Williams: Great White Male

Part of The Big Free Fringe Weekend. People have never been more scared to say what they really think. It’s time to tell the truth. Join award winning Williams as he presents his own brutally hilarious interrogation of the most dividing subjects today; race and gender. Expect razor sharp content from one of stand up’s most exciting rising stars. As seen on Live from the Comedy Store. This is a FREE FRINGE event but you must reserve your place. Reservations require a fully-refundable £5 deposit per ticket. Book here or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 01/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm... read more

July
01

Guildford Fringe Festival - Masud Milas: Masud Abides

Part of The Big Free Fringe Weekend. Masud Abides is the exciting follow up show to Masud’s 2016 debut Edinburgh show: Routes Now. Living in the UK, this fly half-Kenyan, half-English, leather jacket wearing cat has found his place but what does he abide? “Consistently charming & funny” **** Three Weeks “Delivers an hour of quality stand-up” **** The Skinny “One to watch” Time Out Note: This is a FREE FRINGE event but you must reserve your place. Reservations require a fully-refundable £5 deposit per ticket. Book here or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 01/07/2018 TIME: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm... read more

July
01

Cinderella Juvenile Chorus Open Auditions

 GUILDFORD THEATRE HOLDS OPEN AUDITIONS FOR PANTO JUVENILE CHORUS! ONCE again, Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is inviting local girls to don their dancing shoes and join them for Open Auditions on Sunday, July 1 to be in with the chance of a role in the Cinderella Juvenile Chorus. The Theatre is looking to cast 24 girls in this year’s pantomime Cinderella, which stars recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle as the Fairy Godmother.

Applicants should be no taller than 4’6”, under the age of thirteen and have good dance and singing ability. If you would like the opportunity to join the cast of Cinderella on stage this Christmas, all you need to do is turn up at the Yvo... read more

July
01

Surrey Libraries Gothic Novel Jam Challenge

July 1st 2018 at 12:00 AM to July 31st 2018 at 12:00 AM 

2018 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein and the birth of Emily Bronte, writer of Wuthering Heights. Both novels are key works in the gothic novel genre. So it's a perfect opportunity to run a gothic novel themed cha... read more

July
02

Guildford Fringe - Guildford, The Rock 'n' Roll Years Part ll

Continuing to look at the live music scene in Guildford, this time from the late 1960s into the 1970s.
The illustrated talk is by David Rose, with additional memories and stories by local musicians Mick Douglas and Johnny Kelly.
All three will be then joined by guest musicians to round off the night with songs from the era.
FREE FRINGE

LOCATION: The Keep Pub DATE: 02/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm... read more

July
02

Guildford Fringe - Ben McCarthy: Nevermind

One of Australia’s finest Comedians in his brand new 1 hour show, Ben McCarthy: Nevermind. Ben McCarthy Brings his new 1 hour stand up show Nevermind, which features plenty of storytelling of his life on the road as a stand up comedian, Tales of his latest tours and current tour of Europe, Growing up in the land down under, Dark, Observational and relatable humour and personal stories in…….. Well Nevermind that. The show has something for everyone so Join Ben on the road to Nevermind. Tickets £7 + fees Book here or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 02/07/2018 TIME: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm... read more

July
02

Guildford Fringe - Area Belle An Original Farce in One Act

Bacchae Theatre Company proudly presents its debut at the Guildford Fringe Festival, performing Andrew Halliday and William Brough’s rarely seen Area Belle. This audacious 19th century one act farce introduces you to the eponymous Area Belle; a young cook named Penelope, who has a string of admirers and a bulging diary in which she lists the visitations of her gentlemen callers. If there is a change of plan, Penelope leaves a pepperbox in the window to let her admirer know that there is potential danger. The suitors shunt off accordingly when Mrs, the heavy luggage train of a housekeeper, makes an appearance. This adorable bawdy snippet of a bygone era features plenty of puns, some hiding in cupboards, and a variety of ballads. Tickets £10 + Fees Book here or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 02/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm... read more

July
03

Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win - Live on Tour

Strictly Come Dancing FINALIST, Giovanni Pernice, returns to the stage with a bang in his brand new tour Born To Win at G Live, Guildford!

Strictly Come Dancing FINALIST, Giovanni Pernice, returns to the stage with a bang in his brand new tour Born To Win! After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasin... read more

July
03

Guildford Fringe - Cult Figure: Kenneth Williams

Produced by Apollo Theatre Company. Kenneth Williams was one of the most unique and beloved figures in British comedy history. From show stealing performances on the radio in Hancock’s Half Hour and Round the Horne to twenty years of Carry On films to the darling of the chat shows, Williams was a rare talent who could turn from broad slapstick to erudite wit in a split second. Celebrated actor Colin Elmer, who played Kenneth Williams in the 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne, reprises his role in this brand new production, telling the great man’s story in his own words, using anecdotes, writing and some of the material for which the comedy legend was so well-known. So stop messing about and join Apollo Theatre Company for a hilarious and engaging evening in the company of a true cult figure. Tickets £12 + fees Book here or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 03/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm... read more

July
04

Guildford Fringe - Terry Victor: Well Thumbed

Well Thumbed is stand-up literature – a mischievous and very rude celebration of the dirty bits in classic books. Conceived and performed by Terry Victor. “Cry-your-make-up-off hilarious…” Edinburgh Fringe Review “So if you’re aged 14 and up and want to laugh your a*se off, this show is definitely for you” Fringe TheatreFest Tickets £7 + fees Book here or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 04/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm... read more

July
04

Guildford Fringe - Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions (Preview)

Everyone makes bad decisions, right? In this brilliant new stand up show, comedian Robyn Perkins (English Comedian of the Year Finalist) uses a series of hilarious personal anecdotes, family stories and even some neuroscience to come up with a well thought out decision for one random audience member.
Four Stars “A golden performer whose charisma alone on stage is refreshing.” Voice Magazine
Four Stars  “sharp, insightful, touching, but above all really, really funny.” Three Weeks
Tickets £8 + fees Book here or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 04/07/2018 TIME: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm... read more

July
04

Charlotteville Cycling Club - Guildford Town Centre Races

The Event
A highlight of the Guildford Festival each year, the races are fought out by the country’s top road racers. This is guaranteed to bring a fast and hard-fought main event on Guildford’s notoriously tough course, with its cobbled climb up the High Street and tight, narrow corners out of North Street.  As well as the main event a programme of supporting events is also offered including the ever popular ‘youngsters’ race where many top cyclists of the future get their first opportunity to ride in such a big event. The biggest applause is often saved for the smallest riders!

The Races As part of the races there are six races throughout the evening as follows: 6.15pm - Youth Criteriums - U8 (Youth E) 6.25pm - Youth Criteriums - U12/U10 (Youth C & D) 6.40pm - Youth Criteriums - U16/U14 (Youth A & B) 7.... read more

July
05

Guildford Fringe - The Return of Reuxberre Berere

Careering from his glittering ex-career as an incomparably successful composer-performer on Broadway, Reuxberre Bereré spends just one preciously distilled hour showcasing his greatest hits in an attempt to restore his former resplendence whilst reminiscing on a life both, thwarted and triumphant in equal measure. Tickets £7 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 05/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm  ... read more

July
05

Guildford Fringe - Yvonne Arnaud Art 2018

Guildford Arts’ 23rd summer exhibition Yvonne Arnaud Arts 2018 at the Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, is an exciting display of contemporary paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics and glasswork from local and nationally renowned artists. Why not call in and browse – all work is for sale, and on Saturdays there is also an opportunity to meet the Artist. There is also an art quiz for younger visitors. The Exhibition runs until 19th July (closed on Sundays) FREE FRINGE

LOCATION: The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre DATE: 05/07/2018 TIME: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm... read more

July
05

Guildford Fringe - Movie and a Meal: A Street Cat Named Bob

Based on the international bestselling book, this film tells the true, feel-good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. Included in the ticket will be chicken curry and rice (vegetarian option available). Dinner will be served from 7pm and the film will start at 8pm. Tickets £12 + Fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Keep Pub DATE: 05/07/2018 TIME: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm... read more

July
05

Guildford Fringe - Katie Pritchard: Tsunamiramirami

Like the most watery of weather conditions, Katie Pritchard is washing over the surf boards of comedy, crashing into the sandbanks of genre and dropping a sturdy wave onto the beach house of musicality. Expect music, mayhem, chaos and carnage in this whirlwind of a show. “Sometimes surreal, often unusually perceptive, and always original and entertaining” **** Female Arts Magazine Tickets £7 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 05/07/2018 TIME: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm... read more

July
06

The Boileroom - The Doors Alive

The Doors Alive are the #1 tribute band to legendary, sixties, Californian rock gurus, The Doors.

Click here for information and tickets!... read more

July
06

Guildford Fringe - Sex Is Another Language - The Life, Lusts and Loves of Elizabeth Taylor

Love, loyalty, betrayal, tragedy, hatred and adulation. Elizabeth Taylor knew them all. From child star to sex symbol and from conspicuous consumption to dedicated AIDS campaigner, this compelling show explores the contradictions and consistencies that run through her life as she reminisces with her close friend, Michael Jackson – an unlikely but close relationship. Who was she really?  The girl next door or the imperious star? Join us as we explore the conundrum that was Elizabeth Taylor. Tickets £10 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 06/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm... read more

July
06

Guildford Fringe - Julie Jepson: Randomonium

Julie Jepson is a bubbly, vivacious bundle of fun. Her brilliant, fast-moving character comedy show has glad rags and gags galore. Catalonian radio DJ, Juanita Martinez Conchitez Fernandez joins Irish-ish Mermaid Shannon Crabsticks and Pearl in an utterly silly show, from an engaging and multi-talented comedienne. Julie will have the audience hooked throughout. Nominated for the Comedy Award at Brighton Fringe Festival 2017. “Exceptional. 5 stars” Latest 7 magazine Tickets £8 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 06/07/2018 TIME: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm... read more

July
07

It's A Knockout! Summer Fun Day

Local charities Jigsaw Trust and Cherry Trees have teamed up to put on an It’s A Knockout! Summer Fun Day on Saturday 7th July at Shalford Park, near Guildford. Open to all, this event promises a great fun day out for all the family where you can watch the Knockout competition as well as enjoy local trade stalls, delicious food and drink and take part in other activities. You just need to pay a £1 donation upon entry to the park, kids are free.
 

Additionally, if you are interested in entering team for the Knockout please contact either charity below: Jigsaw Trust – sallyward@jigsawtrust.co.uk 01483 277366 Cherry Trees – fundraising@cherrytrees.org.uk 01483 222507 ***PLEASE NOTE*... read more

July
07

Guildford Fringe - Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Award-winning comedian Juliette Burton returns with her sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show exploring the power of kindness. When most of us find it hard being kind to ourselves – let alone others – is being nice outdated? Or can kindness change the world? Join Juliette for her one-woman revolution! Would you #DareToBeKind? Winner: Voice Mag Pick of the Fringe 2017 Sold out 2015/2016/2017 As seen on The One Show (BBC), BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals (BBC), This Morning (ITV) ‘Huge talent’ ***** (Daily Mirror) ‘Hilarious’ ***** (EdfestMag.com) Tickets £7 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 07/07/2018 TIME: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm... read more

July
07

Guildford Fringe - The Potato Puppet Playground

Join interactive theatre vagabonds 6FootStories for a spud-tacular mash-up of arts, crafts and potato performances as they take you and your potato on an incredible improvised adventure story (potatoes provided!). Learn how to make a potato puppet and join the storytellers in the Potato Puppet Theatre! Improvise a spud story from scratch, travel to new lands, drink from magical cauldrons… but beware of the Potato-Eye-Eating-Man, the resident villain who will purée any potato in his path! Children must be accompanied at all times by parent or guardian. You will find them on Guildford High Street. FREE FRINGE

LOCATION: Town Centre DATE: 07/07/2018 TIME: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm... read more

July
07

Guildford Fringe - The Committee - An Improvised Comedy Show

London’s hottest improv group present an hour of hilarious, fast-paced improvised comedy. All of it made up on the spot by performers as seen on BBC One, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4. “A great hour packed full of laughs” **** The Scotsman “Off beat brilliance” **** The Times ***** Tickets £8 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 07/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm... read more

July
07

Guildford Fringe - Paul Kerensa: Work in Regress

Guildford’s own British Comedy Award-winner, writer for Miranda, Not Going Out, Top Gear, TFI Friday and The Royal Variety Performance, winner of ITV’s Take the Mike… has no Work in Progress this year. So instead, let’s regress! Featuring bits of Paul’s festival shows from 2005-2017 – from Back to the Future to Genesis, from power ballads to exhaustively researching every world nation’s neighbourly stereotypes. Expect gear changes, jokes, the odd song, and reminiscences of that pub that’s now an estate agents. Tickets £8 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 07/07/2018 TIME: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm... read more

July
07

The Boileroom - The Daniel Wakeford Experience

Pure and ecstatic pop from a charismatic and honest individual. Daniel Wakeford is a singer-songwriter from the UK's burgeoning learning disabled music scene, based in Brighton. Daniel has been writing and recording music since 2009. He has amassed an impressive back catalogue, in excess of 60 songs. "A legend and an inspiration" - Marc Riley, BBC 6Music

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July
08

Guildford Fringe - Alphabetti Caberetti

1 hour, 26 sketches stretching chronologically through 26 letters of the alphabet. A full costume, character fuelled sketch comedy show that thrives on silliness and an escape from the modern world. With the sharpness of a TV sketch show such as Armstrong and Miller, The Alphabetti Cabaretti seamlessly weaves in and out of sketches as if changing sets on screen. This high energy, high intensity show includes the audience in parts and is 100% original. Tickets £7 +fees

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 08/07/2018 TIME: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm... read more

July
08

Guildford Fringe - Better

Two Women. One Objective. To work out how to be Better. Rebecca is floundering through her thirties, attempting to balance her feminist ideals with getting a boyfriend. Pauline’s into her fifties, juggling husband, kids and career; to her, floundering through your thirties without any responsibility looks like a lot of fun. In one hour they’ll take you from horses, handshakes and horrendous dates to marriage, mansplaining and the menopause. No really, it’ll be fun! “Fabulous, funny and brilliant!” Fitzroy Club Tickets £7 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 08/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Click for tickets!... read more

July
08

Guildford Fringe - Ukejam

A large acoustic session in a friendly pub. Everyone plays and sings along. Books and ukuleles lent out, bring your own acoustic instrument or borrow one of ours. Easy songs will be taught from a special system so absolute beginners can play alongside professional musicians. Bring a smile and your best singing voice too. FREE FRINGE

LOCATION: The Britannia Pub DATE: 08/07/2018 TIME: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Click for info!https://guildfordfringefestival.com/sessions/ukejam/... read more

July
08

Red Hot Yoga First Aid

First Aid in the Workplace with Mike Bond
Sunday 8 July, 09:30-16:30

For further details and to book your place click here!... read more

July
09

Guildford Fringe - The Death of Nancy and Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens

The Death of Nancy was the last, and most dramatic, of the readings which Charles Dickens included in his repertoire of Public Readings that he gave in the latter part of his career. Many believe the exertion of performing it contributed greatly to his early death. “Doctor Marigold” is perhaps the most poignant of his readings, guaranteed to pull at the heartstrings, and make even the strongest weep. You can be assured of an emotional roller coaster, as the words and characters of Dickens are brought to life on the stage before your very eyes. Be warned! Tickets £10 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 09/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm Click for further info.... read more

July
09

Guildford Fringe - Zahra Barris is Zahra: Warrior not Princess

Zahra has never stood in front of a mirror and taken a Selfie. She’s more likely to stand in front of the mirror and ask herself to make a change. From Kim Kardashian’s Career to Kim Jung Un’s Korea, the world is a constant mix of War and Priss and Zahra really wants to be a Warrior, not a Princess. After all, Mohammed Ali arguably the greatest warrior in the world said, “My way of joking is to tell the truth, that’s the funniest joke in the world.” Tickets £7 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Keep Pub DATE: 09/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm click here for more info!... read more

July
10

Guildford Fringe - The Bosun's Delight: Walking the Plank

Walking the Plank, the latest show from Sketch group The Bosun’s Delight is a quick fire sketch attack on the central theme of death. And not just any death, but a warm and cuddly cartoon death featuring instant resurrection for the next sketch. This wry walk on the dark side features characters from Pirates to Poirot with the Grim Reaper as compere. It’s dark, surreal but above all funny so come – walk that plank Tickets £7 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 10/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Click for info.... read more

July
11

Guildford Fringe - Going South

Join us for a very special evening of musical frivolity, as this fabulous duo unleash upon you their zany mix of comedy and stunning harmonies. An act unlike any other, where Opera meets West End and topical and irreverent humour abounds. Their incredible vocals and musicianship are guaranteed to make you leave wanting more. Put simply, a class act – utterly loveable Tickets £10 (£8 Concessions) Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 11/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Click for info!... read more

July
11

Guildford Fringe - Joe Sutherland: Toxic

Masculinity – isn’t it, like, so totally over? Or are there new ways to model manliness? For Joe Sutherland, butch never was his style. Growing up he felt less like a boy, more like a Spice Girl. Now he’s sort of grown up, and is technically a man. This is a show about embracing your girl power to create a new brand of manhood. ” Takes to the stage like an old pro, oozing star power from every pore.” The Mirror Tickets £7 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 11/07/2018 TIME: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Click for info.  ... read more

July
12

The Boileroom - Josh Rouse

“Like a baseball player who quietly hits 30 home runs every year or a golfer who regularly finishes in the Top Ten, Josh Rouse's continued streak of excellence is easy to ignore and maybe even downplay a little” -- Tim Sendra, Allmusic.com

You don’t have to work hard to enjoy Rouse’s music. His songs present themselves to you with an open heart, an innate intelligence and an absolute lack of pretension. They are clear-eyed, empathetic and penetrating. Without pandering, they see... read more

July
12

Guildford Fringe - Movie and a Meal: The Hitchcock Classic Vertigio

A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. Included in the ticket will be a Ploughmans dinner. Dinner will be served from 7pm and the film will start at 8pm. Tickets £12 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Keep Pub DATE: 12/07/2018 TIME: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm click for more info.... read more

July
12

Guildford Fringe - Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog as Ruined my Life

Juliet Meyers (writer on the Sarah Millican TV prog, 8/10 Cats, Mock The Week) presents stand-up and storytelling about loving and cursing her overly-sensitive rescue dog, canine pee, second chances and being a wolf! The bloomin’ dog will be there too as he frets without her and likes to upstage her (mostly by cleaning his bits while she bitches about him) Tickets £7 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 12/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm click here for more info!... read more

July
12

Guildford Fringe - An Evening with Sinatra

Frank Cognoscenti, aka So Sinatra, takes a night off from his theatre show That’s Life the Sinatra Story and hot from his sell-out show at Ronnie Scott’s, performs a special cabaret performance for the Guildford Fringe. Sit back and relax whilst Frank and his pianist take you through the highlights of Sinatra’s repertoire with the voice, style and wit of the man himself. Includes: Come Fly With Me, Moonlight in Vermont, Old Man River and many more… Tickets: £15 (£14 concessions) + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Guildhall DATE: 12/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm click for tickets!... read more

July
12

Guildford Fringe - Medea Electronica

Medea Electronica is a wild and imaginative retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy, set in the technological turbulence of 1980’s England. With the discovery of her husband’s deceit and betrayal, Medea is driven to embark on a journey of savage revenge and destruction. This intense drama plays out amidst the brilliant chaos of a live gig; an all original mash up of contemporary electronica and 80’s inspired progressive rock.

Tickets £17 (£12 student) including G Live booking fees * We do not run the box office for this event so unfortunately you cannot use our multi booking basket for this event. Please book this show via the link below and then come back and sh... read more

July
12

Guildford Fringe - David Callaghan: Dead Man's Chest

Comedian David Callaghan brings his newest interactive technological comedy adventure to Guildford Fringe. Bring your smartphones and stupid heads. “One of my highlights of the Fringe” **** The Scotsman “Far more original than many big comedy names” **** EdFest Mag “He really hits the mark, and scores” **** TheReviewsHub.com “Callaghan does an excellent job… very funny routines” Chortle “Smart, rich, hilarious storytelling, underpinned by some fantastic jokes, give the really gifted comedian a rightful place as one of the freshest emerging talents” Narc Magazine Tickets £7 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 12/07/2018 TIME: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm click for tickets!... read more

July
13

Guildford Fringe - Mark Dolan: Asking for a Friend

In his hilarious new stand up show for 2018, Mark Dolan asks the big questions no one else dares to ask. Is infidelity acceptable? Is war good? And most importantly, is it ok to use those big blue IKEA bags just for everyday use? Armed with a thick skin and no shame, Dolan explores relationships, sex, politics, religion and whether taking lots of free pens from the bank is actually stealing. Strap yourselves in for an hour of wit, charm, intelligence and a free recipe for shortbread. This is Mark Dolan’s funniest and most personal show to date – don’t miss! “Fantastic!” Metro “Consistently funny” Independent “The audience are left gasping for breath, such is the laughter in the room” Sunday Express Tickets £8 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 13/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Click to book!... read more

July
13

Guildford Fringe - Dapper Rapper: Freedom of Expresso

Freedom of Expresso is a fusion of spoken word, satire and improvised audience participation. It is loosely themed around the hot topic of Free Speech – and that’s not Fake News. As Norman observes – “anyone who says they don’t agree with Free Speech should be locked up.”

Norman aka the Dapper Rapper is the alter ego of one-time TV satire writer Nelson David. Nelson wrote satirical gags and vignettes for Radio 4, Spitting Image, Rory Bremner and many more.

Tickets £7 + fees

Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Keep Pub DATE: 13/07/2018 TIME: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Click here for tickets!... read more

July
13

The Taming of the Shrew at the Guildford Castle Keep

The Taming of the Shrew will be preformed inside the Guildford Castle Keep, 13th-21st July. We are really looking forward to Summer 2018 when we make Guildford Castle Keep our home again as a perfect backdrop for one of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays. Directors Anne Leggett and Jenny Swift return to this very special venue following their sell-out run of Henry V in the Castle Keep in 2014.

The Taming of the Shrew is a fast paced comedy telling the story of the romance between Katherine, whose fierce temper puts off every suitor and Petruchio, who is looking for a rich wife and sees her as a challenge. Buy tickets!... read more

July
14

Guildford Fringe - Puss in Boots in the Riverview Restaurant at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Saturday 14 July, 2:30pm

Grab your boots and join Jack and Puss on their adventure, seeking fame and fortune, defeating the fearsome ogre Snapheels and winning the heart of the brave Princess Joy! Award-winning storytellers Bard & Troubadour bring Puss in Boots (Saturday ... read more

July
14

Guildford Fringe - Griffin and Jones: Homemade Miracles

July 14th 2018

The pioneers of slapdash magic are back on their home-turf with their brand new show, Griffin and Jones: Homemade Miracles (Saturday 14 July, 8pm) in The Top Bar at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. These award-winning idiots have become famous... read more

July
14

Guildford Fringe - The Dirty Carols present A Donkey Called Keith

Remember that song you like? The Dirty Carols have ruined it for you forever. Be prepared for guffaws and perhaps a damp gusset (you, not us) as four Guildford gals sing about things that matter: pie fights, Woolworths’ pic’n’mix and why you should never keep mince in the bathroom. Bring your best laughing teeth and a change of pants. Tickets £10 + fees Book below or by calling 01483 361101 (10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

LOCATION: The Back Room, Star Inn DATE: 14/07/2018 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm click for tickets!... read more

July
17

The Guildford Haunting: a collaborative maker event

Tuesday 17th July 2018 - 10.30am - 5.00pm - 3rd Floor, Guildford Library
This is a FREE event

 

Join us for an all-day event at Guildford Library, where you'll be creating and piecing together this ghost's story using creative digital tools, arts and crafts. What you want to make as part of the story is up to you. It could be atm... read more

July
20

Blackwaters are playing at The Boileroom!

Our best pals Blackwaters are back this July to tear up the stage - if you've been down to one of their Jarred Up Generation nights here before you know what we're talking about; this is gonna be one hell of a show!

Click here for tickets!... read more

July
21

The Boileroom - Hellions

Forming in early 2013, Hellions have wasted little time in establishing themselves as a force in innovative heavy music. With a recent ARIA nomination, sold out headline shows at the iconic Corner Hotel in Melbourne and Sydney's Oxford Art Factory (two nights) and plenty more to unleash in 2017, the Sydney 5-piece is on a sharp upward trajectory.

The band began as a trio featuring Dre Faivre (vocals), Anthony Caruso (drums) and Matthew Gravolin (vocals/guitar) - later adding Josh Campiao (guitar) and Chris Moretti (bass) to complete the lineup. With rock, punk, metal and pop all blended an... read more

July
21

The Whiskey Affair: Guildford

AFTERNOON SESSION: 1PM-5PM EVENING SESSION: 7PM-11PM "it's like a beer festival, but with whiskey and cocktails" Do you enjoy whiskey? Would you like to discover more about it, but don’t know where to start? Do you like music? Do you like fun? The Whiskey Affair is for you if you answered ‘Yes!’ to any of these questions. We are returning to Guildford, and coming to the wonderful G Live for the first time.

 We are packing the room with three types of whiskey for you to try out to your heart’s content: Scotch: The best from Scottish whisky distilleries- from the well known to the smaller independents that you are going to fall in love with. Bourbo... read more

July
22

One Summer's Day - 2018

We're thrilled to confirm that the One Summer's Day charity music festival will be back this summer for the fourth year running. It will be taking place in the courtyard garden of The Guildford Tup in central Guildford on Sunday 22nd July 2018.  

Local singer songwriter and promoter Gavin Thomas is the host and producer of One Summer's Day, and he has chosen eleven outstanding local acts to perform throughout the day: Downtown Roundabout Dragonfly Sky Blackswan The Mantic Mud... read more

July
25

The Boileroom - Let's Get Quizzical

Let's Get Quizzical: Pop culture quiz night and Fundraiser 10% of ticket sales go to a local charity. Get your sweatbands ready in preparation for some mental gymnastics!

Test your knowledge with our BRAND NEW interactive audio-visual pop culture quiz! Expect round including: Who Tweeted That?, Mystery Voice, Guess the Intro, Music in Emojis and many more. Along with the tantalising prize of a sweet, sweet b... read more

July
29

The Boileroom - Jesus Jones

Jesus Jones formed at the end of 1988, and quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting and innovative acts of their time. They were one of the first bands t successfully blend rock and dance music, using samples and beats over catchy, commercial pop songs. 

Catching the mood of the time perfectly, it wasn’t long before they started to enjoy worldwide success, signing to EMI, via the newly founded Food Records – later to be home to blur. Their first album, 1989’s“Liquidizer” with it’s sing... read more

July
31

Electric Theatre Jazz Cafe - Derek Nash

Much-loved alto sax player Derek Nash is a featured soloist with the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, and a vibrant and charismatic performer. Expect an evening of the best of swinging modern mainstream jazz, infused with catchy melodies and infectious rhythms, fronted by one of the most popular and versatile saxophonists in the UK. Early booking recommended.

“Derek Nash is not only a superb player, he has a stage presence that enthuses both his audience and his fellow musicians.” (Jazzin’ Around) The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street. Guildford GU1 4SZ Music 7:30pm Tickets £14. Electric ... read more

August
02

Ghosts and Legends - Free Guided Walk

Thursday 2 August 1930-2100 Enjoy a 'Spooky' evening stroll that tells stories of ghosts, spectres and unexplained supernatural happenings over the centuries in and around the High Street.

This walk is not to be undertaken by the faint hearted!!! Find out why Christopher Slaughterford's ghost was seen in the High Street, which building was visited by a poltergeist, where you might spot a headless figure, as well as seeing where ... read more

August
05

Inspired by Alice Day

Inspired by Alice Family Fun Day Join us in the grounds of historic Guildford Castle for a day of entertainment inspired by Lewis Carroll's famous story book character Alice. Entry to the grounds and many of the activities and events will be free.

Programme BBC Surrey's Sylvie Blackmore will be broadcasting from the Castle Grounds from 12 until 3pm. Party with your picnic as Guildford’s very own Boileroom brings you live music from emerging artists based in and around the Coun... read more

August
16

Guildford-on-Sea returns!

16th August - 18th August Enjoy all the fun of the seaside this August as Guildford-on-Sea returns to the banks of the River Wey.
Located next to The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford's urban beach is free to enter and open daily from 10am to 6pm on 16 to 18 August 2018. Organised by Experience Guildford with support from the Electric Theatre and Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM), it's the ideal place to have fun with the kids after a busy day at the shops, with bucketfuls of sand, deck chairs, balloon giveaways, beach huts, free face painting and candyfloss.

Plus, this year sees the introduction of the first Guildford-on-Sea Sundown Sessions. Taking place on Thursday 16 August from 7pm to 10pm, the Sundown Sessions, open to over 18’s only, will feature live music from up and coming ACM acts, a beach... read more

August
16

Guildford-on-Sea Sundowner!

7pm-10pm Come down to our urban beach outside The Electric Theatre to enjoy some chilled out summer vibes. With sangria in hand and the sand between your toes, kick back and wind down after a long day at the office. The decks will be spinning and the BBQ will be sizzling so grab a bite to eat, pull up a deck chair and watch the sun go down over the River Wey.

For more information on Guildford-on-Sea and the activities planned over the three-days visit www.experienceguildford.com or Facebook.com/ExperienceGford.... read more

August
19

Skate Jam - Decade & Kane FM

More information to follow!

... read more

September
03

Jim White - St Mary's Chruch

Coming over from his home in Athems, Georgia for the End of the Road Festival, Jim is promoting his latest album Waffles, Triangles and Jesus.

An extraordinary songwriter, performer and story-teller, from his first album Wrong-Eyed Jesus on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, to his latest, his music has an irresistible craft and originality.  If you haven't caught Jim live yet then ... read more

September
06

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton at The Boileroom

When they first met nearly twenty years ago on an East Vancouver street corner, the conversation inevitably turned to music. Very soon they co-founded The Be Good Tanyas, the groundbreaking roots act that used traditional folk, country, and blues music to explore a range of different styles and sounds.
 

Touring their latest co-written album Wildflower Blues; Parton says “to me, more than even the songs themselves, it’s all about what went into this record—the history and the friendships and all the different roads that Jolie and I have trav... read more

September
09

Greyfriars Tour!

The vineyard tour with wine tasting will take visitors on a relaxed walk through our beautiful vineyards finishing with a tutored tasting of several of our award winning sparkling and still wines. The tastings will normally take place on our newly built viewing deck situated in the middle of one of our stunning vineyards. Cameras recommended.

You will also benefit from a 10% discount on any wine you purchase on the day and you will receive a souvenir branded tasting glass to take home with you. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour is due to begin. Unfortunately we are... read more

September
10

Carmen at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Monday 10 September

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live orchestra of more than 30 musicians, the Russian State Opera present a powerful and dramatic production of Bizet’s Carmen (Monday 10 September). Sung in French with English surtitles, this v... read more

September
11

La Traviata at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Tuesday 11 September

Guaranteed to delight you with sumptuous sets and splendid new costumes, the Russian State Opera return to Guildford with Verdi’s La Traviata (Tuesday 11 September), sung in Italian with English surtitles. A deeply moving piece, overflowing with... read more

September
13

Ghosts and Legends - Free Guided Walk

Thursday 13 September 1930-2100 This walk is not to be undertaken by the faint hearted!!! Find out why Christopher Slaughterford's ghost was seen in the High Street, which building was visited by a poltergeist, where you might spot a headless figure, as well as seeing where the grey lady walks. These and many more stories about the 'Spirit of Guildford' can be found on this popular walk.

Meeting place: Tunsgate Arch Schedule: All occasions are free-of-charge and open to the public. If you’d like to come along, just turn up! click for further info!... read more

September
14

Guided tour of Guildford Museum buildings

Friday 14 September 10am As part of Heritage Open Weekend find out the fascinating history of the four buildings that make up Guildford Museum in Quarry Street. The buildings have been used as a family home and school amongst other uses. The oldest part dates back to the 13th century. Please note this tour involves steps. Free but booking is essential.

Please telephone Guildford Museum on 01483 444751 or email heritageservices@guildford.gov.uk. Please see https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/21377/Guided-tour-of-Guildford-Museum-buildings... read more

September
15

Lewis Carroll Free Guided Walk

2.00pm- Meet at Tunsgate Arch

A fascinating walk in the footsteps of one of our best known childrens' writers. This walk celebrates the life and times of the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, his connections with Guildford and the surroun... read more

September
18

Shaolin Warriors at G Live

Tuesday 18 September Direct from China, the legendary Shaolin Warriors will return to the UK in 2018, punching, kicking and tumbling in a spectacular, dynamic production.
Shaolin Warriors is more than a Kung Fu show; it’s a traditional strength through adversity story. Featuring rarely seen Buddhist meditation alongside deadly martial-arts prowess, this breathtaking extravaganza starring 20 Kung Fu masters follows the journey from a young child’s initiation into the monastery, to achieving fully fledged warrior status through diligent training and study.

The original Kung Fu spectacular, Shaolin Warriors has had audiences around the world gasping in disbelief at the awe-inspiring demonstrations of hypnotic and death-defying feats. From balancing on sharp metal spears to smashing marble slabs with ... read more

September
19

Guildford Fringe - Teechers by John Godber

19 - 29 September 2018 Guildford Fringe - Teechers by John Godber  

Guildford Fringe Theatre Company are proud to be presenting John Godber’s classic comedy, Teechers. Join Gail, Hobby and Salty, three fifth form students who, in the form of an end-of-term play, tell the hilarious story of an idealistic new te... read more

September
29

At Last: The Etta James Story

Saturday 29 September 7.30pm Starring the sensational Vika Bull At Last tells the story of soul legend Etta James turbulent life and features some of her most beloved songs including Tell Mama, Something’s Got A Hold On Me, Sugar On The Floor, the heart rending I’d Rather Go Blind, her iconic signature song At Last and more.

Vika puts her heart and soul into this unforgettable show and is joined on stage by some of Australia’s finest and funkiest musicians. During a long and tumultuous career that saw her win six Grammy Awards and a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fam... read more

September
30

Swan Lake at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Friday 30 November

The Russian State Ballet presents the beautifully compelling tale of tragic romance, Swan Lake (Friday 30 November). From the opulent splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where majestic swans glide in perfect formation, this ballet... read more

September
30

SAVE THE DATE! The Wedding Fayre at The Mandolay

SAVE THE DATE! Boutique Wedding Show at The Mandolay Hotel, 30th September, 11am - 3pm. Free entry - Fashion show - Free arrival drink - Free goody bag - Live music - Over 40 wedding suppliers!
A fantastic wedding show filled with wedding ideas and inspiration to help you plan for your special day.

Click here for further information!... read more

September
30

Michael Chapman at The Keep!

GUILDFORD: The Keep
29 Castle Street
Guildford
GU1 3UW

Tickets here!... read more

October
13

The Greatest Show: Live in Concert

how Times: 3pm, 7.30pm THE SONGS ~ THE PASSION ~ THE EXPERIENCE… LIVE! Inspired by the hits from ‘THE GREATEST SHOWMAN’ - now one of the most successful box office films of all time!

It’s time to celebrate the music with friends and family as you unleash your passion to SING-A-LONG to all the greatest hits, performed up-close and personal, by an all-star cast from London’s West End, alongside a live band and spectacular sp... read more

October
22

Rain Man

Monday 22 – Saturday 27 October

Based on the Oscar-winning film which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, and won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor, Rain Man (Monday 22 – Saturday 27 October) comes to Guildford. Embark on a trip... read more

October
29

Trail by Laughter at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Monday 29 October – Saturday 3 November

Following critical acclaim for The Wipers Times, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have once again taken inspiration from real life events for their new play, Trial by Laughter (Monday 29 October – Saturday 3 November). William Hone, the forgotten hero... read more

November
01

Guildford Soup at The Boileroom

Thursday 1 November 2018 6-9pm Join us and your neighbours this November for SOUP – as we serve up some funding for the local community projects that matter to you. SOUP is created by the people, for the people – come down and be a part of your locality; eat some delicious soup, and make a difference.  

We are always on the lookout for pitchers, soup-makers, and volunteers. Get in touch with Lydia@theboileroom.net by Friday 28th September at 5pm to get involved. How SOUP works: https://detroitsoup.com/how-soup-dinners-work/ All Ages Wel... read more

November
09

Ministry of Sound - Club Classics at G Live

9pm – 11:30pm – Local Support
11:30pm – 1am – Slipmatt (headliner) Get your dancing shoes on - the UK’s biggest club brand is coming to Guildford when G Live hosts its second Ministry of Sound night on Friday 9 November.

Ministry of Sound are bringing DJ and Producer and all round ‘international legend’ known as ‘Slipmatt’ and their state-of-the-art sound and light systems for a Club Classics night with the biggest dancefloor fillers – from 90s to 00s da... read more

November
10

Kathryn Williams - St Mary's Church

Kathryn last played here in 2013 and a spellbound St Mary's was treated to a masterclass in singer/songwriter craft like no other artist I can think of.  

She continues to make beautiful and exceptional albums, always different but always brilliant.  Can't wait to catch up with her again in November!... read more

November
17

John Smith - St Mary's Church

John's visit to The Keep last year sold out in record time so we've jumped at the chance to get him back and this time we're at St Mary's. 

His most recent album Headlong has been something of a breakthrough album and no wonder as it combines John's gift of great songwriting and his beautiful vocals and guitar playing. Click for tickets!... read more

November
29

The Nutcracker at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Thursday 29 November

The Russian State Ballet returns with the eternal seasonal favourite The Nutcracker (Thursday 29 November) directed and choreographed by the former award-winning Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky. A truly captivating piece of theatre and ... read more

December
06

The Songs of Nick Drake at G Live

Keith James
A haunting and immaculately crafted concert
The Songs of Nick Drake
This concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters – all contemporary with Nick Drake (Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn and Bert Jansch).
Also featured are poems by William Blake which Keith has set to guitar arrangements based on Nick’s unique style.

Nick Drake is the most revered and loved of all this country’s singer/songwriters. He recorded three cherished albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974, aged only 26, his music almos... read more

December
07

MICHELLE GAYLE TO BRING SWEETNESS TO CINDERELLA THIS CHRISTMAS at The Yvonne Arnaud

RECORDING artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle will bring Sweetness to Surrey this Christmas as Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre announces she is set to star as the Fairy Godmother in their magical family pantomime, Cinderella.

Michelle first rose to fame as Fiona Wilson in the BBC’s classic children’s TV series Grange Hill before becoming an Albert Square regular, playing Hattie Tavernier in EastEnders for five years. A successful music career followed, with the... read more

February
14

Horrible Histories at G Live

Terrible Tudors / Awful Egyptians
Thu 14 - Sat 16 February 2019
G Live, Guildford We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for two amazing shows with Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips!  

TERRIBLE TUDORS From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall d... read more

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