Events for 1 Oct 2017 - Tuesday, 31 October 2017

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  • Denise Jaques: Winner of the 2016 Surrey Artist of the Year Competition: One Year On

    • Saturday, 30 September 2017 - Saturday, 11 November 2017
    • Location:
    • Cost: Free

    Denise Jaques is mixed media artist specialising in contemporary mosaics. She is the winner of Surrey Artist of the Year 2016 and is a member of BAMM (British Association for Modern Mosaics).

    Denise_Jaques___The_Pier_60cm_x_40cm_mixed_media_mosaicDenise Jaques is mixed media artist specialising in contemporary mosaics. She is the winner of Surrey Artist of the Year 2016 and is a member of BAMM (British Association for Modern Mosaics). Denise creates artwork for interior and exterior spaces. Her work has a strong sense of colour, pattern and rhythm, and plays with the idea of distorted reflections. She is fascinated with the journey of experimentation and excited by the unknown destination.

    Her recent artwork relates to places she has lived and loved. Denise has created a series of abstract landscapes and seascapes inspired by the Surrey countryside, Essex coast, and beyond. She uses the reflective qualities of glass to capture the ever-changing light on the natural environment.

    Denise also creates mosaics for exterior spaces. She has developed her craft to create fun, shimmering mosaic art for the garden. These pieces gently sway, projecting a scattering of ethereal reflections around the exterior space. If you would like to try mosaic making, contact the New Ashgate Gallery to book for Denise's workshops in the gallery.

    Find out more

    For further details about the Surrey Artist of the Year and future exhibitions at the gallery, visit the New Ashgate Gallery website.

  • Surrey Artist of the Year Competition 2017

    • Saturday, 30 September 2017 - Saturday, 11 November 2017
    • Location: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    • Cost: Free

    The New Ashgate Gallery invites members of the public to come and vote for their favourite artist.

    Ali_Tomlin__Narrow_necked_bottleThe Surrey Artist of the Year competition is a partnership between the New Ashgate and the Surrey Artists Open Studios to celebrate the wealth of creative talent in Surrey. Starting in 2009, this aspirational exhibition offers a collective of local quality arts and craft as voted for by the public during open studio visits. The top scoring artists come together for a programme of events.

    There is a wide variety of artworks on show, all offering different materials and techniques: ceramics, glass, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and woodwork. The shortlisted artists are Adam Aaronson, Joanne Alwyn, Naomi Beevers, Mary Branson, Alex Freeman, Emma Godden, Nikki Hearnshaw, Christine Hopkins, Su Jameson, Jule Mallett, Katie Netley, Alison Orchard and Ali Tomlin.

    Again, during the exhibition, members of the public are encouraged to vote for an artist; and the artist with the most votes from public and judging panel, is named Surrey Artist of the Year 2017. The winner receives a bursary of £1,000 and a solo show. The competition is organised in partnership with the Surrey Open Studios. It is supported by the Patricia Baines Trust. Surrey Life magazine, which has a monthly section dedicated to the local art scene, is the official media partner of the competition. The season includes workshops for adults and artists.

    Find out more

    For more information on the exhibition and workshops for adults and artists, visit the New Ashgate Gallery website.

  • Surrey Heritage Showcase

    • Saturday, 14 October 2017 at 10:30 - 14:30
    • Location: Cranleigh Arts Centre 1 High Street, Cranleigh, GU6 8AS
    • Cost: Free

    The Surrey Heritage Showcase is back! This year’s event will focus on Cranleigh and Ewhurst. This will be our sixth Heritage Showcase in the county where you can discover history on your doorstep...


    Discover all there is to know about the work Surrey Heritage does, from current projects to outreach activities.

    Highlights of the day:

    • Displays from the County’s archive – showcasing documents, photographs, illustrations and more relating to the local area held at Surrey History Centre.
    • Cranleigh Arts Centre, in collaboration with local schools, have produced a display to celebrate Cranleigh village through three themes: the village, its people and history.
    • Family history advice and help with dating old photos.
    • Find out more about our Heritage Lottery Funded World War One project ‘Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers', and how to get involved.
    • Surrey Heritage experts in conservation and archives will be offering free practical, professional advice on how to store and preserve your items. Books, letters, documents, maps, photographs are all welcome!
    • Learn about Surrey’s 43 museums and galleries.
    • Talks
    • Free children’s activities including mini archaeology digs, historic dress up and arts and crafts fun.
    • ‘Build the Perfect Village’ and get creative by making painted houses/shops/buildings to create an ‘ideal’ village model, somewhere where you may like to live in the future. The only limits would be the extent of your imagination. This will provide a lasting legacy artwork for the centre.
    • Partner stands: Cranleigh History Society, Ewhurst History Society, Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust, British Legion, St Nicolas Church, Cranleigh & District U3A, East Surrey Family History Society, West Surrey Family History Society, Surrey Archaeological Society, Surrey Gardens Trust, The Brooking National Collection.

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  • Volunteering at Summerlands woodland and pond

    • Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at 10:00 - 13:00
    • Location: Summerlands woodland and pond GU6 7DD
    • Cost: Free

    These sessions are led by James and will be from 10:00 - 13:00.

    Wednesday 18 October

    Bankside coppicing: Coppicing willows around the pond to allow more light to reach the water and keep the trees at a manageable size.  Meet at the pond beside Kiln Copse, GU6 7BW

    Wednesday 1 November

    Woodland management: Woodland improvement works to reduce holly cover. Meet behind the last property on the right hand side of Rydelands before the dead end, GU6 7DD.

    Wednesday 8 November

    Woodland management: Another morning of woodland improvement works to reduce holly cover. Meet at the southern end of the wood.

  • Volunteering at Mare Hill Common

    • Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at 10:00 - 15:30
    • Location: Mare Hill Common, Witley Roke Lane Witley GU8 5NZ
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions from 10:00 - 15:30 usually take place on the second Wednesday of the month, though there are occasional sessions on other Wednesdays.

    Meet 10:00 at the small car park off Roke Lane, Witley, GU8 5NZ (SU 936 399). Sessions led by Vicky.

    Wednesday 18 October

    Pine pulling: We will be continuing with pulling and cutting small pines from a restored area of heathland to allow heathers and grasses to establish. Note this session has been moved back to the third Wednesday of the month.

    Wednesday 8 November

    Scrub clearance: We will be clearing scrub and small trees to maintain the heathland in a suitable condition for the specialised wildlife found here.

    Wednesday 15 November

    Scrub clearance: This is an additional session to continue with the scrub clearance started last week to preserve the open character of the heathland.

    Sunday 10 December

    Cut your own Christmas tree: Please see full listing on the Autumn and Winter weekend sessions page.

    Wednesday 13 December

    Scrub clearance: We will be clearing more scrub and small trees from the heathland to preserve its open character.

    A Christmas lunch of jacket potatoes cooked on the bonfire will be provided. Please let Vicky know if you are planning to attend by Mon 4 December to guarantee your potato on 01252 792416 or

    Wednesday 10 January

    Pine pulling: We will be pulling out and cutting small pines to prevent them shading out establishing heathland vegetation.

    Wednesday 14 February

    Scrub clearance: Our final session this winter of clearing scrub from the heathland, ensuring that this rare habitat is in top condition for the specialist bird species to start nesting next month.

    Wednesday 14 March

    Glade clearance: Opening up a sunny woodland glade through clearing encroaching young trees and scrub.

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&


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