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Guildford Institute’s Autumn Brochure with Nearly 90 Activities on Offer

Published on: 17 Jul, 2023
Updated on: 17 Jul, 2023

The Guildford Institute has launched its autumn brochure with nearly 90 activities to choose from, ranging from courses and talks to visits and events.

To coincide with the 70th anniversary of the publication of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novel Casino Royale, there will be a variety of exciting events inspired by the focus of Whispers, Secrets and Lies.

Put pen to paper and learn how to write your own spy story with A Licence to Create; go to an afternoon talk on the legendary fictional character, Sweeney Todd; and discover what it was like to be a secret agent during the Second World War with a course on Spy Training.

In the lead-up to Christmas, there will be a wide range of seasonal events with even more on offer this year.

Create beautiful homemade gifts and decorations at one of its Christmas Craft workshops; learn how to make a stunning wreath with florist Michelle Rust; enjoy a wine-tasting workshop on Celebration Wines; and experience the magnificent illumination trail at Kew Gardens.

Don’t miss out on an evening of entertainment with musician Dean Dyson (often seen busking in Guildford High Street), as he performs his own popular songs and a selection of covers.

Autumn Acer, is by Guildford-based photographer Anna Saverimuttu.

This term’s brochure cover, Autumn Acer, is by Guildford-based photographer Anna Saverimuttu.

With over 25 years’ experience, her inspiration comes from photographing the natural world.

Join Anna for her photography workshop and learn how to creatively capture flowers and plants.

Institute manager Lisa Taylor said: “We’re excited to present such a full and varied programme – one of our busiest yet!

“With the colder months ahead, autumn is the perfect time to join our friendly community. Whether you’re looking to learn something new, discover new places or meet like-minded people, we look forward to welcoming you soon.”

Pick up a copy of the institute’s brochure and you may find yourself a lucky winner of a Golden Ticket.

Hidden in a select number of brochures, there is the opportunity to win prizes including free entry to a talk and an exclusive discount on a course of your choice.

The autumn term is from September 6 to  December 7. Advance booking for all activities is essential.

To order a free copy of the autumn brochure, call 01483 562142 or email

For more information, or to make a booking, visit

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