Surrey culture directory

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Ackroyd and Harvey

Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey are internationally acclaimed for creating works that intersect art, activism, biology, ecology and history. Their work references memory and time, nature and culture, urban political ecologies, the climate emergency and degradation of the planet.


Aesop's Touring Theatre Company

Theatre in Education Company touring schools, theatres, community centres, village halls and parties, with national curriculum based plays and drama workshops. Music, songs, humour and audience participation abound in our creative interactive productions


Albert Road Sculpture Studio

Independent artist's sculpture studio where you can see fine art figurative sculptures in various stages of completion. Learn about how portrait commissions are done and what sculpture classes I offer.


Alison G Saunders

An abstract painter, a semi realistic printmaker, a journal/book binder and an art teacher. My work is about emotions using colour and shapes, mainly circles to denote feelings of security and joy. I enjoy nature which I use in my printmaking and also love making leather bound journals.


Alder Valley Brass

A traditional brass band formed in 1961, based in Farnham. With a proud history including concerts at Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court Palace and Epsom racecourse. Performing regularly in Surrey. New players of a good standard always welcome. To hire us see contact details.


Alison Ellen Knitwear

I design and produce hand knitted jumpers and jackets using hand dyed British wool with interest in structure, colour, texture and pattern. Selling through fairs and galleries, I also run short courses in exploring knitting and have published five books on knitting and design - Crowood Press.


Alison Orchard Fine Art

Inspirational working studio and impressive gallery showing a wide range of gutsy coastal and landscape paintings, alongside abstracts, limited edition prints, cards and ceramics. Great location with restaurant, farm shop and free parking. Surrounded by countryside making it ideal for a day out.


Almac Bisley Brass Band

The Almac Bisley Brass Band is a concert band based at Bisley Village Hall. As well as four concerts annually in Bisley we perform at a wide range of other events in the local area and beyond. We welcome new players of any standard with tuition for those who want to learn or improve.


Amina Khayyam Dance Company (AKDC)

Nominated for the National Dance Awards 2022 for Best Independent Dance Company, Amina Khayyam Dance (AKDC)'s mission is to make touring dance theatre work using the South Asian dance Kathak as the core narrative. It works in collaboration with those who are culturally least engaged. International and Surrey based performance and workshop activities


Art and About.net Contemporary

Vibrant, colourful artwork for sale.


Art Matters

A community arts studio and centre of wellbeing, offering a person centred and supportive environment for people to explore their creativity. We are passionate about making art and believe creativity has the ability to heal and connect. We are part of the Richmond Fellowship.


art-K Ashtead

art-K provides children with a rounded art education in drawing, painting and 3D modelling. Our art class environment is encouraging, inclusive and non-competitive. This allows every student to go at their own pace, developing their unique skill-set. Over time, students confidence grow significantly.


Artifex Creative Painting and Seasonal Craft

Workshops at a variety of venues across Surrey. New projects each month, taught step by step so great for beginners, the bar is open to enjoy a drink during your workshop. All materials included and your masterpiece yours to take home. A fun and relaxing evening out.


Artventure Trust

Artventure Trust is a charity offering visual art sessions for adults with learning disabilities, autism and physical impairments in a safe and fun environment. We organise exhibitions to introduce disability art to the wider community.


Ash Museum

Ash Museum is small and friendly and housed in a former chapel which is Grade II listed and has some beautiful stained glass windows. The local history of Ash, Ash Vale, Ash Green and Tongham is revealed in varied displays of historic objects, pictures, films, maps and stories.


Astrid McGechan Photography

Photographer and book author – landscapes, urban, travel, abstract, fine art. Teaches and lectures on photography. Light and Land tutor. Available for commissions, individual or group tuition, as well as lectures in the UK and worldwide. Images published, widely exhibited and in collections worldwide.


Atherton Green Art Gallery

A contemporary art gallery and consultancy in the South Downs National Park. We understand that knowing the how and why behind each piece makes owning it more special . We specialise in Paintings , Sculpture and Ceramics by emerging and mid career artists in original and limited edition.


Avril Jones Photography

I'm a fine art photographer of flowers, gardens, coastal, nature, still life and macro. I often manipulate my photos using software to add textured layers. My work is available to buy as prints, greeting cards and other products.


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Barbara Whitbourn

Barbara is a mixed media artist at Short Acre Studio, she paints abstract landscape and abstracts and takes commissions and offers abstract landscape workshops and demonstrations.


Basingstoke Canal Society

The Society help the Council owners maintain this beautiful and peaceful canal and runs its own trip boat, Kitty, from Woking, with profits helping with maintenance. The canal itself is a haven for wildlife as well as an important leisure amenity for boating, kayaking, walking etc.


Bloomin' Arts

Bloomin' Arts is driven by the voice of adults with disabilities to provide high quality opportunities in the creative arts. Each individual develops their artistic talents and builds valuable connections with our local and artistic community. Social, emotional wellbeing and independence is our aim.


Bourne Hall Museum

In the heart of Ewell village, beside a beautiful lake fed by ancient sacred springs, stands the modern building that houses Bourne Hall Museum. Its exhibits span two millennia of local history, from the Romans through Henry VIII's palace of Nonsuch, to Epsom Wells, Mrs Beeton and the famous Derby.


Box Hill

Box Hill is the perfect place to discover a family walk and explore the Surrey Hills. Forming part of the North Downs, Box Hill has views across the surrounding countryside. It's home to lots of wildlife and plants too, including the Adonis blue butterfly and bee orchid.


British School of Rock

We teach electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals. Students learn fast in a unique friendly environment and play in a live band during every single lesson. For Ages 8 to 18. The most exciting, innovative and fun way to learn how to play in a band.


Brooklands Museum

Discover the legends of speed, flight and adventure, at the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation. From a tour of Concorde, visiting the aircraft factory, to seeing cars that once raced at Brooklands, there is so much to explore. Join us for event days to see cars and motorbikes in action!


Byfleet Heritage Society

Byfleet Heritage Society aims to promote interest in and share knowledge of the long history of Byfleet, its heritage, natural history and the people and places with which it has been connected.


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Camberley Theatre

Camberley Theatre is a theatre in the town of Camberley, Surrey. The theatre is owned and managed by Surrey Heath Borough Council and the venue offers a variety of arts and entertainment. Alongside a programme of professional and community productions the venue also has spaces for hire.


Caroline Jackman

An artist, teacher, mentor and coach based in studio facilities on a working farm in Godalming. I offer pet portraits or landscapes commissions and artwork for sale of oil paintings, linocuts and screen prints of animal studies inspired by life on the farm.


Caroline Rutter Originals

Artist craftswoman working in glass, metals, wood and leather. For over 30 years I have been celebrating the diversity and fragility of the living world. I work in two and three dimensions making free-standing and wall hanging pieces £10 to £1000. Selling through Surrey Artists Open Studios and local markets.


Celia Andrews School Of Speech and Drama

Speech and drama coach. Elocution, acting, mime, workshops, auditions and presentations. Small groups or one on one. Children and adults.

  • Address: 66 Berkeley Ct, Oatlands Drive, Oatlands Drive, Oatlands Drive
  • Phone: 07956 974287
  • Email: celiaandrews@yahoo.co.uk

Charlotte Louise Photography

Surrey photographer specialising in family photography, children's photography, performing arts and cake smash.


Chertsey Museum

Fascinating history and Frocks! The Borough of Runnymede local history museum, and home to the nationally significant Olive Matthews Collection of historic costume.


Circle of Two

Circle of Two is an acrobatic theatre company based in Surrey. Their aim is to revitalise old popular theatre traditions for contemporary family audiences. They create highly evocative and poetic shows, using circus, puppetry, and pantomime formats to tell simple and engaging stories. Not open for public visits - company is based in Staines-upon-Thames TW18.


Claremont Landscape Garden

The National Trust. This eighteenth-century garden, with its impressive turf amphitheatre, is a green oasis in the heart of Surrey within easy reach of London. Previously the countryside retreat of queens and heirs, this grade 1 listed garden is still a place to come and enjoy the simple outdoor pleasures.


Cobham Players

We are an amateur dramatic society. We put on three productions a year at Cobham Village Hall. We always welcome new members, whether on stage or in technical or support roles. All you need is enthusiasm to join in!


Contour - Surrey Hills Arts

Russell Jakubowski's Contour bench sits at the breath taking viewpoint at Reynard's Hill in the Hurtwood. Russell carried out research into recycled plastic sheets as an environmental, robust alternative to wood. Sixty sheets of the wave like shapes were be bolted together.

  • Address: Nearest car park: Car Park 4 of the Hurtwood, at the corner of Greensand Lane and Barhatch Road, GU6 7NL - Grid Reference: TQ077425
  • Phone: 07968 834657
  • Email: sa.visual@surreycc.gov.uk
  • Website: Contour

Converse - Surrey Hills Arts

Matthew Burt's beautifully crafted benches are placed in an arrangement that allows for social conversation and picnics as well as facing out to the inspiring view at this lesser trodden spot at Holmbury Hill. Made from sweet chestnut, a species which readily grows in the Hurtwood.

  • Address: Nearest car park: Car Park 1 of the Hurtwood. Radnor Road, RH5 6NU. Grid Reference: TQ099430 (latitude 51.1764905, longitude -0.4287065)
  • Phone: 07968 834657
  • Email: sa.visual@surreycc.gov.uk
  • Converse website

Crafts Study Centre

The Crafts Study Centre is a specialist university museum and research centre, open to the public. It is home to internationally acclaimed collections of modern and contemporary British craft, in the fields of calligraphy and lettering, ceramics, textiles, and furniture and wood.


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DAISY (Disability Arts in Surrey)

DAiSY (DAiSYfest CIC) is an umbrella organisation which promotes and celebrates the works of disabled artists and disability arts organisations in Surrey.


Damn Cheek Productions CIC

Damn Cheek is an innovative theatre company dedicated to new material and challenging performance. We work in non-traditional venues engaging and collaborating with diverse and disenfranchised audiences with community projects as a prime focus and dealing with serious issues in an accessible way.


Danyah Miller Storyteller Ltd

Creative, curious and collaborative. As a storyteller, story trainer and writer I'm absolutely passionate about sharing stories, hearing stories and writing stories. I work both nationally and internationally. I'm particularly interested in the art of spontaneous storytelling and in biographical stories.


Delight

Working in partnership with primary schools, Delight creates magic in learning to support the wellbeing, learning and creative development of all children. We aim to support schools in closing the opportunity and attainment gap for children affected by disadvantage and those with additional needs.


Diana Burch

An independent artist providing a variety of inclusive creative workshops supporting community, wellbeing and education.


Dobby and Rose Handwoven

Homewares and weaving workshops based in the Surrey Hills with an online shop.


Dominic Hawgood

A multi-disciplinary artist whose practice has emerged out of photography's expanded field. His work investigates psychological space and perception through photography, sculpture, CG, animation, and site-specific installation, reflecting on the experience of the real world within the virtual.


Dorking Group of Artists

We are a thriving, non-profit making art society whose members enjoy practising their artistic skills, expertise and interests together. We meet throughout the year, indoors through winter and spring, and outdoors in the summer, and hold two exhibitions a year.


Dorking Museum

Dorking Museum aims to preserve and present the heritage of Dorking and its surrounding villages and countryside by collecting, conserving, interpreting and displaying items of historic interest, and to provide facilities for study and research.


Dorking Museum Cave Tours

We run cave tours for the public and also conduct private group tours in the famous greensand caves underneath Dorking. Suitable for all ages over 5 to hear about fantastic myths, legends, history and geology. Tours take about 45mins and tickets are available on the museum website and by email.


Dramatize

Dramatize is a popular, person centred provision providing meaningful life based skills, work experience, therapies and fun for adults with learning disabilities. Our aim is to advocate for our students to ensure they reach their personal goals and full potential within a supportive environment.

  • Address: Dramatize, Ashford Recreation Ground, Clockhouse Lane, Ashford, Surrey, TW151BX
  • Phone: 07912 183085
  • Email: info@dramatize.co.uk
  • Website: Dramatize

Dramatize Tea Room

Dramatize Tea Room provides and enables adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to gain work experience and training required to progress to paid employment; enabling everyone to take a full and active role in our community.


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Earthly Voices

Earthly Voices is a not for profit community choir based in Cobham that is run entirely by volunteers. A mixed choir, who welcomes anyone who loves to sing, no auditions required. We enjoy singing a mix of of songs and musical arrangements in fabulous a-cappella harmonies.


East Surrey Museum

We are a small local museum dedicated to the preservation and display of artefacts and documents relating to the social history, archaeology and geology of East Surrey from the earliest times to the more recent past.


Egham Museum

Established in 1968, The Egham Museum is an independent community museum located in the Literary Institute in the High Street, fondly known as The Lit. We explore the history of the local area from its earliest settlers in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages to the present day.


Elmbridge Ladies Choir

Elmbridge Ladies Choir is a community choir with over 70 members based in Cobham. We have been singing, performing and having fun together for 13 years.


Elmbridge Museum

Elmbridge Museum is a forward-thinking and creative outreach service dedicated to increasing opportunities for people to engage in culture and heritage throughout the borough of Elmbridge. We organise touring exhibitions, maintain a collection of 40,000 objects, and run an active learning programme.


Emma Godden Ceramics

I work from my garden studio, sculpting garden ornaments inspired by seed heads and I make botanical inspired vases and hanging bird decorations which are created by impressing hand carved lino into clay. I regularly teach workshops in my studio.


English Arts Chorale

Founded by its conductor, Leslie Olive, in 1980, the EAC has broadcast for BBC radio, sung at the Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican, and worked with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Its soloists have included a galaxy of highly-regarded names including Sir Willard.


Epsom Choral Society

Description Epsom Choral Society is a friendly, community choir that has performed in and around Epsom for 100 years. Our varied repertoire ranges from Pergolesi to Mary Poppins, and beyond. We aim for high standards of musicianship and enjoy both our singing and our social activities.

Epsom Playhouse

The Epsom Playhouse situated in Epsom Town Centre comprises a 450 seat main stage auditorium and 80 seat Myers Studio Theatre. Host to all forms of professional and community entertainment such as comedy, opera, all genres of music, dance, drama, popular children's shows and traditional yearly panto.


Esher Friends Meeting House

Esher Meeting House is a lovely eighteenth century building set in a peaceful garden which offers rooms at very reasonable rates. The rooms are wood panelled and the Broadwood piano makes it an ideal venue for instrument lessons or music rehearsals. Seating up to 50, it is also suitable for lectures or classes.


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Farnham Maltings

A community arts and entertainment venue and creative organisation, Farnham Maltings produces, commissions and tours national theatre and supports creative businesses, artists and artisans. Visit our website to discover more about our varied programme of comedy, music, theatre, film and festivals.


Farnham World Craft Town

Craft is embedded into the fabric, the homes as well as the cultural life of Farnham. Farnham celebrates the rich craft history and a variety of craft organisations and makers practising in Farnham today.


Fiona Pearce

Contemporary artist specialising in Surrey landscapes. Bold, bright and graphic art. Often depicting the woodland in and around Farnham, especially The Bourne Woods and Frensham. Often featured at The New Ashgate Gallery.


First Dance Studios

Adult Dance Classes in Woking - We offer a huge range of Adult Dance, fitness and Wellness classes for all abilities. Jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, street and commercial, musical theatre, StretchFlow, Bootcamp, choir and much more, as well as shows and workshops.


First for Art

First for Art is an inclusive exhibition group, created to ensure all types of art can be displayed in our exhibitions. Many of our artists are professional painters, trying a different style from the norm. We do not pre-judge the art. We simply assist other artists on their creative journey.


Flights of Fantasy

Handmade felt fashion accessories and items for the home, workshops for individuals and groups to inspire and encourage.


Freewheelers Theatre and Media Company

Freewheelers is an inclusive arts company where, for over thirty years we've been a force for change and artistic excellence in the world of Disability Arts. With locations across Surrey, we make theatre, dance, film, music and visual art that challenges perceptions and defies expectations.


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Grains - Surrey Hills Arts

Tom Nicholson Smith took inspiration from the natural material of the greensand. He created a grouped arrangement of carved oak forms that represent grains of sand. This allows for an informal seating arrangement, an ideal opportunity for walkers to stop and enjoy the view at Hascombe Hill.

  • Address: Nearest car park opposite the White Horse pub, The Street, Hascombe GU8 4JA -Grid Reference: TQ004385
  • Phone: 07968 834657
  • Email: sa.visual@surreycc.gov.uk
  • Website: Grains

Grayshott Pottery

One of southern England's last working potteries, Grayshott Pottery is a truly unique place where traditional craft remains a living passion. Enjoy browsing our extensive Emporium or relax in the Kiln Café, there is also the chance to participate by booking one of our Pottery Throwing Courses.


GU ART

AN exciting Artist-run Gallery showing a diverse collection of original works of art. Paintings by Nathalie Beauvillian Scott, Andrew Curtis and Louise Burnett, photography by Sue Roche, Rob Blackham and Mandy Millyard, Pastels by Diana Pollock, Glass by Sami El-Dahshan and Ceramics by Terri Smart.


Guildburys Theatre Company

An amateur community theatre group established 60 years ago specialising in high quality productions across all genres and styles, performing twice yearly at The Electric Theatre, annually outdoor at Merrist Wood and every three years at the Minack in Cornwall. Open to anyone and everyone.


Guildford Shakespeare Company

Guildford Shakespeare is an award-winning, professional theatre company. Established in 2006, it has produced immersive shows in unique venues, non-theatre venues. Its Education and Outreach works with over 5000 people, young and old, through classes, performances, workshops and therapy sessions.


Guildford Sinfonia (Surrey Arts)

Guildford Sinfonia is a friendly amateur orchestra for adult learners of all abilities who play strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. Members range from Grade 5 to 8 standard. Rehearsals are held in Woking on Thursdays during term time, 7.45pm until 9.30pm.


Guildford Tourist Information Centre

Guildford Shakespeare is a multi-award-winning, professional theatre company. Established in 2006, it has produced over 50 full-scale immersive shows in unique, non-theatre venues. In addition, its Education and Outreach Department creates opportunities for some 17,000 people annually across Surrey.


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Hampton Court Studio

Learn to paint in a creative and inspiring space, led by Margie Haslewood, at Hampton Court Studio. Join our weekly art group or select one of the workshops and lessons. Any level, is most welcome. Original artwork is available to purchase, along with art supplies.


Hannah Bruce Art

International Fine Artist making Art pieces for homes and businesses. Running Art classes and workshops as well as Plein Air painting events and Pop Up Arts Emporiums.


Harlequin Theatre and Cinema

Designed as a cultural hub to host a range of live shows, screenings and community events, it comprises the main auditorium, a boutique cinema, three spacious meeting rooms, a licenced bistro café and exhibition space. The main auditorium has retractable tiered seating for an audience of 494.


Haslemere Educational Museum

An award winning independent museum with remarkable collections of natural history, human history and geology. Set in beautiful historic grounds the Museum offers a lively programme of events and exhibitions and has a wonderful tradition of learning for all ages and abilities.


Hatchlands Park, National Trust

Nestled within 300 acres of parkland, this Georgian country house is now home to tenant Alec Cobbe and his collection of fine art and the Cobbe Collection - Europe's largest collection of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers including JC Bach, Chopin and Elgar.


Haus of Paint Ltd

Haus of Paint is a small bespoke UK slow fashion label offering made to order pieces proudly handmade in Surrey and Kent by artist printmaker Gina McAdam and her all-female team.


Hazelhouse Jewellery

Fused glass and jewellery focussing on glass suitable for gardens and indoor decorative pieces. I run workshops for beginners and more advanced students and a regular glass club.


Head2Head Sensory Theatre

A registered theatre charity dedicated to the special needs' and disability community. We are passionate about making theatre accessible to all and understand that families who have a child with a disability face many barriers.


Hobgoblin Theatre Company

Hobgoblin Theatre Company is one of the UK's leading schools theatre companies. We are based in Surrey, but travel nationally and have a varied programme of shows aimed at Primary Schools, including a wide range of history shows, literacy shows, fairy tale and drama workshops.


House of Invisible Hands - Surrey Hills Arts

Surrey Hills Arts Walter Bailey's House of Invisible Hands is part of Surrey Hills Arts Inspiring Views programme that reveals lost views, engages those who do not usually access the countryside and includes a conservation project. House of Invisible Hands can be found at the woodland viewpoint at Farnham Heath.


Hue and Bristle by Ginny Singh

Experimenting and playing with different mediums, new tools and techniques keep my creative juices flowing. I generally work with watercolour, acrylics, pastels, gouache and charcoal on paper and canvas depicting still life, botanicals, animals, birds, landscapes and seascapes.


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Inclusive Intergenerational Dance

With the belief that everyone can dance whatever their age, ability or background and that dance and creativity is good for mental and physical health. iID delivers dance classes within Surrey for the elderly, people living with Dementia and Parkinson's and on Zoom.


It's Not Your Birthday But...

We provide opportunities and spaces for people to engage with their own creativity in ways that reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing. We run artist-led, person-centred creative programmes that offer inspiration and prompts for self expression, reflection and connection with others.


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Jane Anderson Wood Artist

I am a landscape painter and teacher working in watercolour and oils. I exhibit my paintings regularly in group and individual shows both locally and nationally and I am currently Chairman of the Dorking Group of Artists. I hold weekly watercolour classes in Dorking.

  • Address: 21 St Johns Avenue, Leatherhead, KT22 7HT
  • Phone: 07759559777
  • Email: info@janeandersonwood.co.uk
  • Website: Jane Anderson Wood

Jenna Fox

A British artist with an MA from RCA sculpture. Creating public installations and paintings. Currently studying a PhD in Fine Art at Reading University.


Judit Matthews

I am an illustrative artist. I run classes in my home studio and online too, classes such as drawing, sketching, stylizing, pen and ink and watercolour.


Joanna Lloyd MA MSDC Glass Designer-Maker

I am a professional glass artist specialising in cast glass. My work is available in galleries across the UK and online. Enquiries and commissions are welcome.


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Kennedy Memorial Trust

The Kennedy Memorial Trust was founded in 1964 to oversee the official British national memorial to US President John F. Kennedy, which includes the Kennedy Memorial at Runnymede in Surrey and a 'living memorial' in the form of Kennedy Scholarships to Harvard University and MIT.

  • Address: 3 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ
  • Phone: 020 7222 1151

Kiln Photo

Kiln Photo provide a creative and inspiring environment for anyone passionate about photography, enabling you to develop your skills in a friendly environment with a community feel. We have the facilities and support to take your photographic journey where you want it to go.


Kim Cody

Artist - painter. Studio based in a beautiful woodland setting. Abstract paintings and drawings concerned with tone, texture and colours taken from studies made mostly in the landscape.


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Lark Recordings

Professional recording studio with a highly experienced team, enviable list of studio gear and impressive high vaulted live room. We can cater for all recording needs whether you're a five piece jazz band, emerging artist looking for a polished demo, audiobook narrator or podcaster.


Leith Hill and Leith Hill Place

Set within the Surrey Hills AONB, enjoy a walk up Leith Hill to enjoy the majestic views and climb the tower at the top. Make sure you visit Leith Hill Place too, learn about its history and enjoy a luxurious summertime cream tea on its terrace with views across the south downs.


Leith Hill Music Festival

Do you sing? Leith Hill Music Festival has been bringing the joy of singing to choirs and audiences alike since 1905, amateur voices performing major choral works with professional orchestras, an international conductor, all in the Art Deco setting of Dorking Halls, built for LHMF in 1931.


Lorraine Clifton Ceramics

I design and hand make stoneware ceramics in my small studio in the Surrey Hills.


Lucy Burley

I'm a ceramicist making colourful wheel thrown, functional and decorative work from my garden studio in Farnham.


Luke Adam Hawker

Luke is an artist who draws on location as he is fascinated with the world around him and how drawing can help us connect with both places and people. Luke offers a range of limited edition Giclée prints, signed and numbered by the artist as well as the chance to acquire original artwork.


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Made By Katie Green

Made By Katie Green is a contemporary dance company developing new ways of responding to museums, heritage sites and other extraordinary spaces such as libraries, galleries, caves and underground spaces. We offer site-specific performances and workshops, engaging a broad audience.


Maggie Read (artist)

Artist, tutor and demonstrator, I also am founder of Pirbright Art Club and I organise and run the regular painting meetings and two annual exhibitions. I exhibit at Guildford Art Society and with Village Artists, as well as with Pirbright Art Club. I use a wide variety of media and techniques.


Magpie Contemporary Art

An ever-changing collection of original paintings ceramics, sculpture and jewellery by carefully selected contemporary artists and makers. Exhibitions hosted several times each year from our home-gallery near Farnham. Occasional artist-led workshops. Friendly and affordable art sourcing.


Making Matters

A group of artists linked to Farnham and to and by the UCA in Farnham. We have produced a community project during Coronavirus, "A Fishy Tail of Farnham" and have done 4 pop up shops featuring 40 local artists from the surrounding area. We are preparing for a second installation and two popup shops.


Malcolm West

Artist- Producing sculptures, paintings and drawings which are figurative, mainly on the theme of dance and mythology.


Marilyn Bailey

Artist's studio to visit. Marilyn Bailey works with Classical Realism Atelier training (Angel Academy Florence, Italy) showing Still Lives, Portrait and Flowers drawings and oil paintings. This is a working studio, to ensure a good selection of paintings are on show please do make an appointment.


Mole Valley Poets

We are a mutually supportive group of enthusiastic poets who are committed to improving our writing skills and taking poetry into the local community. We have been meeting to encourage each other and share our work since 1999 and became a stanza group of the Poetry Society in 2011.


Molesey Art Society

A community art society to promote participation in the visual arts and crafts. Established in 1959 and with approximately 180 members. Demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions take place at St Alban's Primary School in East Molesey.


Museum of Farnham

The museum was founded in 1961 to provide the Farnham community with a collection dedicated to the history of the local area. The elegant Grade I listed Georgian townhouse retains many original features, including a beautiful walled garden perfect for picnics.


Museum of Military Medicine

The museum tells the story of army medicine and healthcare, human and animal, from the English Civil War to the current day, as Army Medical Services personnel continue to serve across the globe as part of the British Army.


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National Trust - Surrey Hills

The Surrey Hills are made up of 5000 hectares of beautiful countryside, and it's home to lots of wildlife, plants and rare species. It's our job to look after this special place for everyone, for ever. We hope you can come and enjoy the land, connect with nature and be inspired.


National Trust Winkworth Arboretum

Winkworth is the National Trust's only arboretum with horticultural highlights each season from bluebells in spring to autumn colour. Home to around 6,000 trees of more than 1,000 different species, there's plenty of space to explore with the family, dogs are welcome too. Cafe and toilets on site.


National Trust, River Wey Navigations

The Wey Navigation was built in 1653, 100 years before the Canal Age in Britain. It runs 15.5 miles from Guildford to the Thames at Weybridge and enabled merchants and farmers to reach the London markets more quickly and cheaply than using the roads. In 1764, the waterway was extended to Godalming.


New Adventures

New Adventures a dance theatre company which offers a range of opportunities for schools, communities and individuals of all ages and abilities to engage with dance. We run regular Over 55's dance classes at The Maltings in Farnham alongside many other workshops, residencies and projects.


New Ashgate Gallery

For more than 60 years, we have supported artists and makers, by championing the best contemporary art and craft. Visit us for more than 20 annual exhibitions of jewellery, ceramics, textiles, glass, painting and printmaking, and for free craft workshops by best makers.


New House Art Space and Gallery

New House was earmarked for demolition. But in late 2021 the team behind The Boileroom Music and Art Studios took on the building. During the next few months the building was refurbished to accommodate 20 artist studios as well as a new foyer, reception, gallery, and an exhibition/workshop space.


Nicky Chubb Art

Contemporary mixed media Artist, joyful and uplifting paintings and collages of trees, flowers and nudes. Prints available from John Lewis and Whistlefish.


Nicky Chubb Art Studio

A working studio and gallery space with a variety of finished paintings and works in progress to see. Nicky uses acrylic paint, collage and other mixed media to produce paintings of trees and florals, and life drawings.


No5workshops

In a large area purpose-built home studio I give creative print workshops, some scheduled or for special occasions to order. I also create my own mix media textile pieces which are for sale and collection from the studio.


North Weald Art Group

A society of amateur and professional artists meeting monthly in Reigate, to foster the art of painting and drawing by bringing together local artists working in a variety of media to learn from and inspire each other. Three categories of membership: full, associate and friend. Exhibitions, demonstrations.


Notarioty

We are a group of four pensioners who sing in four part harmony. We also sing for a larger choir Earthly Voices.


Noted For Music

Noted For Music specialises in live performance, music and cabaret and touring theatre productions. We are a professional company and have many national tours under our belt and a healthy repeat audience across the uk. We are based in Walton on Thames where we always "test run" our productions.


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Oatlands Singers

We are a small SATB chamber choir based in Weybridge. Founded in 1963 as the A Cappella Singers, we changed our name in 2020 to reflect the fact that our home base is St Mary Oatlands church hall, where we rehearse on term time Tuesday evenings. Concerts are generally given three times a year.


Ochre Print Studio

Ochre Print Studio is an open access fine art print studio offering a varied programme of workshops and courses, welcoming and encouraging artists and printmakers of all abilities to engage in the creative processes of traditional printmaking and contemporary print technology.


Ockham Art

I teach art to all ages, children, teenagers and adults. I have many years experience of both teaching, and working as a professional illustrator. I have had great success in assisting students to gain art scholarships, as well as having several students progressing to study art at university level.


Optohedron - Surrey Hills Arts

The Optohedron by Will Nash, is part of the Surrey Hills Arts Inspiring Views programme that reveals lost views, engages those who do not normally access the countryside and includes a conservation project. The Optohedron can be found on the North Downs Way near to Newlands Corner in Surrey.


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Painshill

A masterpiece of garden design. Created in the eighteenth century as a living painting, Painshill invites you to walk around a work of art and discover dramatic follies, the famous Crystal Grotto, calming waters and stunning views. Tea room and gift shop. Accessible route available. Dogs are welcome.


Peer Productions

Peer Productions is an award-winning youth arts charity. We specialise in combining high quality arts practice and learning with peer education. Each year, we tour our original productions to schools across the South East of England, performing engaging plays which support the PSHE curriculum.


Perspectives - Surrey Hills Arts

Giles Miller's 'Perspectives' is nestled within the woods with a clear view over the South Downs providing shelter and a space for focused contemplation. He has designed a shelter of wooden shingles engraved with words and messages from which to sit and look out on the beautiful view from Winterfold.


Pirbright Art Club

A thriving local art group run by tutor Maggie Read. There are two groups each meeting once a month: Leisure artists and exhibiting artists. We hold our major annual exhibition on the first weekend of December, as well as an outdoor exhibition on the last Saturday of July.


Polesden Lacey

Looked after by the National Trust, Polesden Lacey is an Edwardian country estate with glorious views over the Surrey Hills. Visit the house and gardens where royalty was entertained and enjoy a walk across the wider 1400-acre estate with ancient woodlands and chalk downlands to explore.


PrOPiT

Friendly theatrical prop and furniture hire store near Alfold, with stock including everything from musical instruments and weapons to a 7' stuffed bear.


Punchbowl Gallery

An artist - led gallery of uplifting work situated near the beautiful Devil's Punchbowl in Surrey. Paintings, photography, sculpture and homeware by a selection of British artists and designers. Nicky Chubb's working studio is just behind the gallery space too.


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Radius - Surrey Hills Arts

James Tunnard has created Radius. Made from locally sourced oak, the undulating curves of this sculptural seat reflect the shapes of the surrounding hills and valleys. The curved form of the seating area orientates visitors towards the inspiring views that radiate out from the hillside.

  • Address: Denbies Wine Estate London Road Surrey, RH5 6AA - What3Words location: rapid.leads.play
  • Phone: 07968 834657
  • Email: sa.visual@surreycc.gov.uk
  • Website: Radius

Rebecca Price Art

I studied at the Slade School of Art and Central St Martins and have exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. My paintings are large, colourful semi-abstracts suitable for both home and office. I am also a published children's illustrator and take commissions for both paintings and illustrations.


The Revivals Band

An established, experienced, and popular Function and Party Band playing music from the 60's through the decades presented in an exciting mix to appeal to all ages and to get people up and dancing. We play music events and venues across the South of the UK including dinner dances, social clubs and bandstand concerts.


Ripley Museum

A small local history museum featuring interesting local artefacts, local records and publications. There are new exhibitions every three months. Open every Saturday morning or by appointment.


Rock Choir

Rock Choir is the UK's original and largest no-audition, no-experience necessary contemporary choir, accessible to all. Rock Choir is all about making new friends and enjoying the physical and mental health benefits of community singing. Come along for a free taster session to try it out yourself!

  • Address: Rock Choir, Unit 7, Hurlands Business Centre, Hurlands Close, Farnham, Surrey GU9 9JE
  • Phone: 01252 714276
  • Email: office@rockchoir.com
  • Website: Rock Choir

Rosanna Clare

Handmade Leather Goods and Workshops ran both onsite and elsewhere. I offer a repair service and take commissions. Products are influenced by Art Deco and geometric designs. Many items are made with upcycled leather as discarded garments, sofas or offcuts from industry.


Runnymede - National Trust

Seen by many as the birthplace of modern democracy, this open landscape beside the Thames was witness to King John's historic sealing of Magna Carta over 800 years ago on 15 June 1215. Today Runnymede is an ideal place to relax outdoors, or to reflect on the history of the struggle for freedom.


Rural Life Living Museum

The Rural Life Living Museum tells the story of the countryside, its unique collection of re-located historic buildings allow visitors to explore inside, complemented by one of the largest collections of agricultural implements and objects from everyday life.


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Sarah Blake Designs

Handmade silver jewellery.


Sarah Cox Landscape Painter

Sarah is a semi abstract landscape painter who specialises in painting the Surrey Hills and Cornish coastline. Expect to see vibrant paintings which contrast tight, structured colour blocking against loose, gestural marks and washes. Sarah offers small group workshops in her garden studio


Sarah Jane Vickery

Hi I'm Sarah! I teach Cartoon Club online art classes, do live Cartoon Mural events, tutor drawing one-to-one and illustrate a line of nature-inspired greeting cards and colouring books that retail in shops throughout the UK, US and Canada.


Sarah Rawlins Artist

As a Surrey artist I am inspired by the beauty in the colours and shapes found within the natural world. I combine vibrant colours and magical patterns, mixing realism with abstract, to produce an intrinsically powerful visual impact for the viewer.


SAVVY Theatre Company

SAVVY Theatre is an award-winning company, creating ambitious, inclusive productions and theatre experiences for children and young people. Taking part is at the heart of what we do, providing a rich and exciting programme of weekly workshops and performance opportunities.


Send and Ripley History Society

Send and Ripley History Society promote an interest in, and an understanding of, the history and prehistory of the locality of Send, and act as a forum and a source of reference for all matters relating to local history.


ShedArt Gallery

ShedArt Gallery is a working studio for ten artists in a converted barn. We open to the public two or three times a year or by appointment. You will find a variety of paintings in many different media including textiles. Subscribe to our mailing list to be informed of future exhibitions.


Shelley Bock

Shelley has been running popular pottery workshops in Surrey since 2018. Weekly classes are suitable for beginners and experienced potters with themes such as Print and Decoration. For more info contact potterywithshelley@gmail.com. Shelley is a practicing artist exhibiting in Surrey and London.


Shere Museum

A fascinating collection of objects, artefacts, documents and images recording life and famous former residents in the historic villages of Shere, Gomshall and Peaslake.


Shirley Watson Design

Shirley creates original hand cut lino prints, printed on a hand press using environmentally friendly inks, making each print individual and unique. She loves to use colour and shapes found in nature. Her recent works have been created from walks in her local area.


Sime Gallery

Visit Surrey's hidden gem and master of the mysterious. A unique collection of over 500 items by this extraordinary painter and illustrator in the charming village of Worplesdon. The Gallery, located at the Village Hall, was purpose built on the bequest of the collection by his wife Mary Sime.


Soul-art

Individual artist offering one to ones and workshops to free your creativity, utilising abstract expressionism, making a mess and contemplation/meditation

Squish

Squish is a pop-up children's theatre space in The Square Shopping Centre in Camberley, Surrey. Open seven days a week, the venue consists of a cafe, box office, soft play, craft area, story corner and a studio for workshops, events and performances.


Stella Mariash

Mola Art stitching and embroidery is a fun and relaxing crafting with bright distinctive colours of unique reverse applique techniques. This technique is used by indigenous Kuna women of San Blas islands. You will learn about Mola Arts and how to layer fabrics in order to create unique style.


Stephen Kinder Art

I am an artist and painter who has a particular connection with the landscape found in the Surrey Hills and South coast. I mostly paint on location in the open environment, but also paint larger pieces in my studio predominately with oil paint. My work is generally impressionist in style.


Stephen Rostron Art

Wall Art is mainly acrylic abstract painting and commissions in a variety of sizes.


Stopgap Dance Company

Stopgap creates and tours internationally acclaimed dance productions with disabled and non-disabled dancers. We have extensive dance classes for disabled and non-disabled children and young people in Farnham, Guildford and Woking, which are our talent pathway for the next generation of inclusive dancers.


Summerscales

Performing Arts We are a recognised part time performing arts centre where students aged 3 to 18 are able to train in ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre, jazz, singing, pas de deux, audition technique and much more. Training children to an exceptionally high standard.


Sunita Khedekar Paintings

I am a full time fine artist and art tutor, working from my home studio.


Surrey Art School

Surrey Art School is a seasonal Art School. We offer a range of beginner-kind online Art classes and events around Surrey inspired by nature and the seasons. We teach about nature through creativity and aim to help adults reconnect to creativity as a source of well-being.


Surrey Artists Open Studios

Surrey Artists Open Studios is a membership organisation supporting artists across Surrey with our annual county wide open studios each June. We run a number of smaller events across the year as well as the larger June open studios. Artists open their studios across Surrey and not at one venue.


Surrey Arts

Surrey Arts has provided music and arts opportunities to schools and the community for over 50 years.


Surrey Arts Wardrobe

Surrey Arts Wardrobe is a large theatrical costume supplier on the outskirts of Guildford hiring to schools, little theatres, am-dram, production companies and freelance costume designers. We offer a unique collection of thousands of items of costume, vintage clothing and accessories.


Surrey Heath Archaeological and Heritage Trust

We are a voluntary organisation that has conducted many archaeological digs in the Bagshot area. We have many varied finds including pottery, glassware, building materials and metal work dating from the Iron Age to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, some of which are of national importance.


Surrey Heath Museum and Heritage Gallery

Depicting the history of Surrey Heath with displays on local history, recreation of war time parlour, kitchen and air raid shelter plus a changing exhibition area and 1950s Leon Chapman shoe shop. Research enquiries welcome, plus active exhibition and events programme.


Surrey History Centre

Surrey History Centre in Woking collects and preserves the records of Surrey's past and present, documenting the story of the county and its people from the twelfth century to the twenty first century. Visiting the centre to use the collections is free and events take place throughout the year.


Surrey Sculpture Society

We are here to provide exhibition opportunities for our members, encourage an exchange of ideas on sculpture and promote a greater appreciation of sculpture in the community. The consistent quality of our artists is reflected in the prestigious venues that host our exhibitions year on year


Susan Ryland

Artist, educator, environmentalist and researcher working across disciplines (for example ecologists, musicians and linguists) to draw attention to the overlooked or hidden aspects of our living environment.


Susan Sheen Art

I am an independent artist who has reignited my passion for painting. Each work of art is individual and unique, as the subject chooses me rather than being planned ahead. I just let my feelings escape. This creates an eclectic solo collection and offers more choice within my range.


Susie Lidstone

I am an artist well known for producing botanical and architectural paintings , Range of greeting cards, notelets, postcards, notebooks, calendars, homewares, accessories and prints are widely available online and in galleries, museums and shops.


Suzie at The Old Studio

Suzie's work exhibits her main passions: vivid colour, pattern, and texture. Her collections comprise handcrafted, upcycled silicone jewellery, and digitally printed textiles, all of which are proudly printed and made in the UK.


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Tess Williams Designs

Silver jewellery, prints and mosaics


The Artful Gallery

Trading name of David Paynter. Apart from his work as a sculptor/poet, he runs an annual exhibition in conjunction with Surrey Artists Open Studios at his studio and six acres of gardens in Haslemere. Invites 20 plus guest artists and shows around 100 pieces of art, sculpture, paintings and drawings.


The Arts Society Guildford Wey Valley

Members support the local arts, increase access to arts education, enable volunteering, and are part of a worldwide community - brought together through a shared curiosity for the arts and our artistic heritage. The heart of our annual programme is ten illustrated lectures by qualified specialists.


The Arts Society Limpsfield

We have a wide ranging set of talks by top national speakers on Art and Artists, Design, Architecture, History and culture. Join us for great lectures, social events and visits to houses, gardens and galleries. Last Wednesday of the month, afternoon lecture repeated in the evening


The Barn Theatre

Situated in West Molesey the Barn Theatre Club presents a variety of entertainment throughout the year. We pride ourselves on the high standard of productions and our efforts to maintain that standard. The feedback we get from our audience confirms our decisions and influences our future planning.


The Boileroom

The Boileroom is an award winning 275 capacity venue in the South East, UK; We are curators of emerging, national and local music, community and creative arts events since 2006.


The Grange

The Grange Centre for People with Disabilities, provides vital services supporting people with learning disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives. We believe everyone is different but everyone has potential and our support workers have seen people learn to cook and improve their communication.


The Guildford Institute

We're an independent charity that has been serving the local community since 1834. Based in the heart of Guildford, we aim to inspire and delight through our educational, cultural and social opportunities. We offer a termly programme of activities, room hire, are home to V Café and an historic library.


The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

Heralded as one of the first in the South of the UK, the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden exhibits an ever changing collection of contemporary art amongst a beautiful and unique landscape. Art and nature work in harmony, neither one outshining the other - creating a truly magical environment.


The Hockey Museum (THM)

THM is the world's only museum of (field) hockey, actively celebrating, preserving and researching its rich history. Its exhibitions and collection span the development of hockey in Great Britain, the nation where the modern game began, as well as having an increasingly international focus.


The Horton Arts Centre

The Horton is a renovated Grade II-listed former Horton Chapel offers atmospheric and welcoming spaces for live performance, events, exhibitions, workshops or simply a coffee with friends.


The Lightbox

The Lightbox is an award-winning charitable arts and heritage organisation with a social purpose to improve the quality of life of its community. Our diverse cultural programme includes international art exhibitions, local heritage, talks and tours, social events and arts and crafts workshops for all.


The Menuhin Hall

With its award-winning design and excellent acoustic, The Menuhin Hall near Cobham offers an outstanding programme of live classical music concerts. The Hall regularly welcomes well-known names in classical music who perform alongside the extraordinarily talented pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School.


The Occam Singers

The Occam Singers is a chamber choir based in Guildford that enjoys a reputation for high-calibre music making reflecting our love of choral singing, music and friendship. Our rehearsals are open to potential new members, so why not pay us a visit. Go to our website for more details.


The Ottershaw Potter

'The Ottershaw Potter', unique, hand-built terracotta designs suitable for both indoor and outside use. Kiln firing service for 'pottery at home' creations, workshops and classes for all ages and abilities. Outdoor pottery stall held throughout the year, please check website for regular updates.


The Print Room

The Print Room is a print studio located on a farm nestling in delightful countryside on Russ Hill, Surrey. It has been set up by local artist and illustrator Mai Osawa who offers workshops in the printmaking techniques such as dry point, etching, collagraph, linocut, woodcut and screen printing.


The Sculpture Park

10 acre woodland and water gardens showcasing an outdoor sculpture gallery. A two mile path undulates through a valley, past streams and lakes. Visitors can view an eclectic collection of modern and contemporary sculpture, all available to purchase. Delivery and installation service available.


The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery

As an Art Gallery, we have an exhibition programme showcasing a variety of artworks from different disciplines throughout the year. We run regular workshops and talks. We have a thriving café, serving home-made cakes and light lunches, overlooking an award-winning eighteenth century walled garden.


The Therapeutic Poet

Jacky Power is an addiction psychologist, poet and podcast host. She runs writing for wellbeing workshops and performs her poetry shows at festivals. Her collection of poems 'Stop the world I want to get off' is out now.


Tracey Bengeyfield Art

Watercolour classes suitable for beginners and intermediate painters. Students study a range of themes, techniques and styles. In class demos and online access to accompanying materials including outline drawings, step by step worksheets and real time videos. An online only school is also available.


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University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts, based in Surrey and Kent, offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across an array of creative disciplines, including art and design, filmmaking and photography, fashion and textiles, and architecture and design. It is highly respected within creative industries.


Upstage Surrey Theatre Company

Upstage Surrey aim to provide affordable, accessible entertainment through a variety of creative pathways, utilising local writers, crew and actors both non-professional and unpaid professionals. We combine our efforts out of a shared love for the creative arts and live theatre. Do get in touch.


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Vicky O'Leary Textiles

I work as an artist and I run workshops in hand embroidery, free machine embroidery and other creative textile and design based workshops. I also run one to one sessions.


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Walton Voices

Walton Voices is a non-audition mixed community choir performing a variety of music from modern to traditional. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings during school terms and do three main concerts each year, plus occasional other performances. We welcome singers of all backgrounds who want to have a go.


Watts Gallery - Artists' Village Watts Gallery

Artists' Village is a unique arts and crafts gem in the Surrey Hills, with plenty of things to do for everyone on a day out. Explore the Historic Galleries, Limnerslease: Artists' Home, Watts Chapel, contemporary gallery, shop, tea shop and surrounding grounds. Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Guildford, GU3 1DQ


Well Urned Rest

Designs biodegradable urns for cremation ashes in handmade felt and natural fabrics, all suitable for natural burial grounds.


Wendy Richards Art

I create impressionistic artwork in oils, acrylic, and pastels, with subjects including scenes of London, coastal views, animals and figures. Commissions taken. I also run small workshops and art experiences. You can view and buy originals, prints and cards in my garden


Whistlestop Arts

Whistlestop Arts is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and an all-inclusive arts hub that curates creative, community-based projects that sit in virtual spaces and bring people together at beautiful, rural venues. Recent projects include FREE town trails, podcasts and virtual day trips.


Wholenotes Community Choir

Wholenotes Community Choirs are for those with social anxiety, a learning disability and/or autism. The choirs rehearse at Guildford United Reformed Church between 1.30pm to 2.30pm and Camberley Theatre between 7.15pm to 8.15pm on Tuesday's term time only.


Woking Wind Orchestra (Surrey Arts)

Woking Wind Orchestra is a community wind band for adults, supported by Surrey Arts. They rehearse on Mondays during term time, 8pm until 10pm, and welcome members with a love of playing any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument and with approximately Grade 7 standard and above.


World Jazz Collective

World Jazz Collective provides training and participation for aspiring jazz musicians of a reasonable standard who can read music. Music styles include jazz, funk, swing, Latin and world music, band rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings in Christ Church, Virginia Water.


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Xylem - Surrey Hills Arts

Xylem bench sits at an accessible view point at the National Trust location of Gibbets Hill, Hindhead. Walter Bailey explores charcoal, its historical relevance to the Greensand Way and how this material has supported individuals and industries enabling the shaping of copper, bronze, glass and iron.

  • Address: Nearest car park: National Trust car park, Dysons Drove, Hindhead GU26 6AB - Grid Reference: SU900359
  • Phone: 07968 834657
  • Email: sa.visual@surreycc.gov.uk
  • Website: Xylem

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Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is Surrey's only producing theatre, presenting vibrant drama for the county, and beyond. Our traditional panto is an annual highlight for local families. The theatre is a registered charity with a mission to enable everyone to experience the thrill and delight of live theatre.


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Zapphire School of Dance

Zapphire School of dance, music and aerial arts is a fresh, thriving and exciting dance school with huge amounts of performing opportunities for children and young adults. Classes provided include, aerial arts, cheerleading, commercial, street dance, glee west-end, ballet, tap and private singing.


Zoo Co Creative Limited

Zoo Co is an award winning theatre company creating powerful, playful productions which have performed to audiences across the UK and around the world. All of our performances are relaxed performances so everyone gets to feel comfortable in a theatre. Much of our work is accessible for deaf audiences.