Events for Sunday, 30 April 2017

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  • Virginia Graham: Curiously Eccentric Ceramics: New Ashgate Winner, Festival of Crafts (2016)

    • Saturday, 29 April 2017 - Saturday, 17 June 2017 at 10:00 - 17:00
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery
    • Cost: Free

    Virginia's ceramics are an eclectic amalgamation of nostalgic form and imagery, transforming the ordinary past by drawing on a wide range of domestic traditions.

    Her handmade pieces range from teapots to jewellery, and she also creates one-off pieces that incorporate precious stones, metal and found objects.

    Her combination of slip casting and hand building techniques creates her signature style. She makes reference to historical wares including the familiar blue and white stripes of Cornish Ware as well as industrial plumbing and Victorian fabrics. The resulting pieces are eclectic and precious with a playful humour yet at the same time are ordinary reminding us of that bygone era when afternoon tea was a serious business.

    Virginia lives and works in the Wiltshire town of Corsham.

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  • The Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden Exhibition

    • Sunday, 30 April 2017 - Sunday, 4 June 2017 at 11:00 - 17:00
    • Location: Birtley Estate, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0LA
    • Cost: £5

    A Sculpture Garden exhibition with over 170 sculptures for sale on display.

    This annual Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden exhibition takes place in the picturesque gardens of Birtley Estate and features sculptures by up-and-coming and well known sculptors. All sculptures are for sale and proceeds from commissions go to the Surrey Hills Trust, which supports local community projects and enterprise schemes that benefit and enhance the Surrey Hills landscape.

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  • Spring Cafe and Open Grounds

    • Sunday, 30 April 2017 at 10:00 - 17:00
    • Location: Waverley Abbey House
    • Cost: Free

    Open grounds of Georgian mansion, with Spring Cafe.


    Stroll along the River Wey, wander across the medieval bridge and enjoy the lovely grounds of Waverley Abbey House, a stunning Grade 2* listed Georgian mansion. Our Spring Cafe will be specially open today, selling light lunches, cream teas and homemade cakes. Relax and enjoy the beautiful views across the river, to the old abbey.

  • City Life

    • Saturday, 29 April 2017 - Saturday, 17 June 2017 at 10:00 - 17:00
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery
    • Cost: Free

    City living can be an eye-opening experience. Any person who has lived in a city has had a crash course in life.


    The city never sleeps. It is expensive and noisy with busy streets and overcrowded tube rides. Yet, it is vibrant, surprising and energetic. City life is inspiring in its diversity and rich in history, architecture, arts and culture. The city is full of opportunity and a sense of endless possibility. Living in a city can be a love-hate relationship that often, one cannot imagine living without.

    The exhibition presents work by Mychael Barratt, Clare Caulfield, Helen Chatterton, Janet Curley Cannon, John Duffin, Raewyn Harrison, Colin Moore, Nick Tankard, Chris Wood, and many more.

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