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Guildford Institute Launches Biggest Programme Yet With New Autumn Brochure

Published on: 10 Jul, 2024
Updated on: 10 Jul, 2024

The Guildford Institute, a charity providing cultural education to the local community and beyond, has launched its autumn brochure – its biggest programme to date with nearly 100 events and activities on offer from September to December.

These include a number of exciting events inspired by the focus of Celebrating Genius, and will explore many famous (and some forgotten) names in history.

From people with close connections to Surrey to others from around the globe, highlights include a fascinating course on Oscar Wilde and talks on aviation inventor Sir Barnes Wallis and author Lucie Duff Gordon.

There will be lots of opportunities to get creative as its art and craft workshops continue to grow.

Learn how to create a unique landscape using needle felting, join a relaxing day-workshop and paint a floral masterpiece, or spend a mindful morning capturing nature in art.

The Guildford Institute’s building in Ward Street.

New additions include beginners’ yoga and chair yoga, perfect for those starting out, returning after a break or looking for a gentle form of yoga.

This term will also see the return of Italian courses, with opportunities for beginners through to advanced level.

Other highlights  include its popular Open Mic Night, a 1940s-themed event with Joanna Foat, author of Tales of the Lumberjills, and an evening lecture on Yinka Shonibare, one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists.

Guildford Institute manager Amy Rice said: “With the cooler months ahead, autumn is the perfect time to visit our welcoming space.

“Whether you have a passion for art history, music, languages, are keen to discover new places or meet new people, we have something for everyone. Booking on to one of our activities is also a great way to support our charity.”

Summer’s Fall, by local abstract artist Sarah E. Jones.

This term’s brochure cover is a painting, Summer’s Fall, by local abstract artist Sarah E. Jones.

Working in acrylic and mixed media, she is drawn to landscape, seascape, nature and spirit – fusing the natural world with the spiritual.

The autumn term runs from September 4 to December 17.

Advance booking for all paid activities is essential. View the autumn brochure online via or pick up a copy from the building in Ward Street, off North Street.

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