Pie and Pint

Are you retired? If so, join Farnham ASSIST for good company and a tasty pub lunch. They meet on the first, third and forth Mondays of the month.
Not on Bank Holidays
They also have an annual outing on 11th June and a Christmas lunch.

If you have any queries or need transport please contact Farnham ASSIST on 01252 717710.




Behind Closed Doors: 300 years of Willmer House

A hop grower’s residence, a school for young ladies, a dentist’s surgery; Since Willmer House was built in 1718 it has been many different things to different people. In this special exhibition celebrating 300 years of Willmer House, visitors will be able to learn more about the history of the building through material specially selected by pupils from Potters Gate School.




Picasso: Paper & Clay

Pablo Picasso is renowned for his insatiable curiosity and tireless urge for creativity which often led him to mediums beyond painting. Spanning almost seven decades of the artist’s life, the exhibition celebrates Picasso’s experimentation with drawing, printmaking and ceramics and explores the relationship between these different mediums and the ways in which they fostered his creativity.

17 March 2018 – 24 June 2018
£5.00 Day Pass or £7.50 Annual Pass | Under 18s Free

Image: Picasso’s Studio Villa La Galloise at Vallauris, 1954, by Lee Miller © The National Galleries of Scotland © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018




Farnham Flash Festival 2018

Farnham Flash Festival is a month-long celebration of live performing arts in Farnham, co-ordinated by Performers Together. Throughout the month of June you can look for something to watch or listen to, from Morris Dancing to Bach, from classic musical theatre to storytelling, from clowning to poetry readings. There’s also a writing competition you can enter. Events will be taking place in a variety of venues across the town and its villages. There’s a comprehensive brochure guiding you through the month’s activities, which is available from various premises around the town – look out for them and pick up your copy! Many events you can just turn up to, but others you’ll need to book for: don’t miss out! There’s also masses of information, and a fully-updated calendar on www.farnhamflashfestival.org.uk.




Vicki Nigoumi

The New Ashgate Gallery are delighted to welcome Vicki Nigoumi back to the New Ashgate Gallery for an exclusive show of her new works.

Vicki Nigoumi studied at Willesden School of Art and Central School of Art and Design ( now Central St. Martins ) London, gaining Central School diploma and N.D.D in printed textiles in 1961.

In 1962 she secured a five year position as tutor in drawing at Khartoum School of Art, Sudan, and whilst in Khartoum established a studio for screen printed textiles.

Returning to England in 1967, Vicki worked as a freelance printed textile designer, for both fashion and furnishing fabrics. Clients have included fashion designers Gina Fratini, Roland Kline, Jean Muir and Jeff Banks. Furnishing designs included in Artizan portfolio and commissions for Warner & Sons and Lewis & Wood among others.

Her preoccupation with still life painting has enabled her to pursue an interest in colour and drawing and a fascination with the relationship of objects. Many of her paintings include ceramics by contemporary studio potters from her own collection. In recent years Vicki has also been creating and exhibiting her own figurative ceramic pieces.

Since her first exhibition at the British Council in Khartoum in 1967 she has exhibited in a number of galleries in the U.K including Medici Gallery, The Mall Galleries, Bankside Gallery London, Eastern rooms Rye, Alresford Gallery and regularly at The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham.

Vicki has taken part in Surrey Open Studios and is an exhibiting member of both Farnham Art Society and Guildford Art Society.




ACJ – Choice: Summer

Contemporary jewellery is one of the most dynamic and innovative areas of 21st century craft and design, that inspires and appeals to people of all different backgrounds. ACJ are an inclusive organisation welcoming anyone with an interest in contemporary jewellery. Their members include those who make jewellery, associated designers and craftspeople, educators, students, galleries, museum curators, retailers, critics, collectors, and people who want to learn more about contemporary jewellery.

NAG are delighted to welcome ACJ back to the gallery following such a successful show in 2016, Our shared love for contemporary, exciting, lively work which excites both new and seasoned collectors alike is a highlight in our calendar.

This year the exhibiting makers include; Lynn Bartlett, Hendrike Barz-Meltzer, Ruta Brown, Shimara Carlow, Akvile Cenkyte, Fiona Chapman, Toby Cotterill, Gill Forsbrook, Carol Hunt, Ulli Kaiser, Marion Lebouteiller, Tina MacLeod, Cathy McCarthy, Jane Moore, Mandy Nash, Julie Nicaisse, Margo Orlovik, Errin Quinn, Lynne Speake, Harriet St Leger, Cathy Sutherland, Su Trindle, Carol Williamson, Anthony Wong and Anastasia Young.

ACJ run a variety of exhibitions, talks, workshops, regional events and much more throughout their busy annual programme, please see www.acj.org.uk for information on their upcoming events.




Fiona Pearce

Fiona shares her passion for the beautiful Surrey and Hampshire countryside in her new collection exhibiting with The New Ashgate Gallery. Boundless enthusiasm for her local environment becomes infectious with each work more colour drenched and soulful than the next.

Her daily runs in the local countryside are her greatest inspiration as well as her travel to France which has inspired the recent collection of bright fields of Sunflowers, with tilting flower heads almost jumping from the canvas.

Fiona works mainly in acrylic, applying multiple thick layers with credit cards, fingers and occasionally a brush. She is adept at creating moments in time, denoted by depictions of light, mood and season with seemingly simple strokes. Her mark making on the canvas using confident strokes culminates in works with boundless energy.

Fiona studied locally, completing degree in Art from the West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham, Surrey. She continues to live in the area; and is a regular name on the exhibiting scene. Now a seasoned Painter with an impressive sales list, her work is obviously much sought after and each time she exhibits with us, the flurry of excitement from visitors to The New Ashgate Gallery is fantastic and testament to her skill in creating works which speak to her audience. Serious purchasers are advised to view early in the exhibition to avoid disappointment.




Martin Greenland

The New Ashgate Gallery are delighted to welcome highly acclaimed and award-winning artist Martin Greenland into the fold.

The New Ashgate Gallery are exhibiting his beautifully detailed highly realistic yet surreal paintings in the gallery as a celebration of the landscape painting not as backdrop but as centre stage. So often landscapes are presented as adornments or decoration to our interior, but Martin Greenland turns this notion on its head, each of his deeply thoughtful landscapes are fictional; fabrications taken from disjointed memories and views, sketches and writings all brought together to create a magical and mysterious other-worldly atmosphere.

Greenland’s paintings could be mistaken for being traditional, but he begs to differ. He considers his work as contemporary as that of any modern art painter and whilst traditional landscape painters and their techniques may have informed or guided his own way of working, it is his dedication to finding compositions which work for each landscape without confining his practice to a strict set of rules like that of the old masters, which sets him apart. Martin’s clever ability to grasp the audience, to draw them into the detail of his landscapes until they can find their own excitement and narrative within, firmly plants his work in the ‘here and now’.

Greenland explains his way of working as such “sometimes a painting can be meticulously planned out in terms of drawing on the canvas but other times…. I just see where they go. Sometimes even paintings with an implied realism or illusionism have an abstract quality”

The New Ashgate Gallery would highly recommend seeing Greenland’s works in person as their beautiful mystique is not captured in the photographs seen online or in the press. In fact they suggest in the current world of photography being all encompassing, where landscapes are recorded by everyone constantly using technology Greenland’s beautiful intense paintings are an antidote to the over saturation of photographic reproduction and as an opportunity to look at his fictional world, a perfect mirage of our environments, a feast for the eyes.




Jane Muir – Maker in Focus

Longstanding collaborator with The New Ashgate Gallery, Jane Muir, is back to show a new collection of her quirky ceramic people and scenes- and goodness we’re delighted!

Whether one little face reminds you of school teacher you thought you’d forgotten, or that little man smiles just like your grandad, maybe the quirky couple displayed will be just like you and your partner? There is something in each of Jane Muir’s Ceramics to evoke a feeling of warmth, a feeling of recognition, a feeling of home. Their eccentric humour beams from each little jaunty face, their clever simplicity and gentle glazes leave room for the lovely textured clay beneath to percolate through, again creating that personality that reminds each of us of somewhere familiar

Each of Jane Muir’s works are made with a kindness that speaks to the viewer. The sculptures themselves are whimsical and border on the absurd or surreal, representing a witty and uncluttered observation of the world. Figures that stand alone or placed in an architectural landscape are hand modelled, allowing her the freedom to sketch with clay and develop ideas during the making process. Jane’s figures are not about specific individuals but are a personification of the stereotype or archetypal character. Her work offers an uncomplicated and idiosyncratic view of the world, and we, at The New Ashgate Gallery, adore it.

Jane Muir studied ceramics at Central St Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Since leaving the RCA in 1992 she has exhibited widely, notably in Ceramic Contemporaries, V&A, and a solo show at the Molesey Gallery, Surrey. In 1997 she was also awarded a Crafts Council Grant helping her to set up her present studio.

Jane’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, America and Japan. Jane’s inspiration comes from various sources and has remained fairly consistent throughout her career, including modern masters such as Peter Blake, Eduardo Paolozzi and Elizabeth Frink and some more traditional crafts such as the work of the Staffordshire Potters.




Su Rogers – Bus Stop Pottery

Su Roger’s exuberantly bright and bold ceramics will soon be on show in The New Ashgate Gallery. Each piece of Rogers’ current pieces is hand crafted using the method ‘Hand coiling’. Coiling is where hand rolled ‘sausages’ of clay are joined then smoothed with a metal kidney. Colour is created with slip and patterned using a sgraffito pen. The outcome is a collection of stunning tactile, textural ceramics which her audience will love to use.

Rogers’ aim has always been to create beautiful pieces which will last in the home or garden as useable, textural glorious pieces of Art.
Rogers’ cites Asian and African geometric lines and designs as thematic inspirations for her work, her earthy colour palate and warm welcoming hues used with the glazes and detailing remind us of summers in warmer climes. There are also obvious references to the natural organic world we see about us, leaves branches and berries to name a few. Rogers’ researches each collection before starting using her sketch book to record those special occasions from which new designs will spring.

Rogers’ immersion in her craft has created a brand which is instantly recognisable as ‘Bus Stop Pottery’ and is the perfect place to stop off en route to purchase a unique handcrafted gift for someone special, or indeed just for you.




Birdworld at 50

50% off ticket offer! – celebrate a fantastic day at Birdworld on its 50th Anniversary with 50% off tickets. Simply print off the voucher from our website www.birdworld.co.uk available from Monday 11th June 2018 and present it at the admissions counter when purchasing your tickets! NB: This voucher is only valid on Friday 15th June. This can be used with up to 6 people per voucher. Not valid with online tickets, Annual Passes, Tesco vouchers, group bookings, late entry or any other offer.

See www.birdworld.co.uk for more information.

Contact info@birdworld.co.uk or call 0142022992 for more information.




Farnham Beneath Your Feet

From Prehistoric roots, to Medieval expansion and Georgian grandeur, discover the archaeology of Farnham this summer. Featuring artefacts on loan from the Surrey Archaeological Society, as well as some very special objects from the Museum store, this exhibition is a chance to find out about the Farnham beneath your feet.

The exhibition runs from the 19th June – 22nd September 2018 and can be seen during Museum opening hours (Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm). Entry is free.




James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius

Tuesday 19 June – Sunday 28 October
Watts Gallery
Friends free

Exhibition

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius is the first exhibition to explore the life and imagination of James Henry Pullen (1835 – 1916), examining the creative escapism of an outsider artist who during his own lifetime attracted royal attention. Dubbed by Victorian journalists as ‘the genius of Earlswood Asylum’ Pullen saw his fantastical works escape the confines of the asylums, where he was incarcerated continuously for nearly 70 years, to travel to international exhibitions.

Bringing together newly restored works – and drawing on new research – this exhibition will shine a light on Pullen’s life and work to offer a new perspective on an artist of wit and inventiveness who has been largely forgotten. It will also examine the broader context in which Pullen was working – the world of nineteenth-century science, technology and psychiatry.

Born in London, Pullen was first confined at the age of 12 in Essex Hall, Colchester, before being transferred at the age of 15 to the newly opened Royal Earlswood Asylum in Redhill, Surrey. He would spend the rest of his life here, classified, and studied by doctors, as an ‘idiot savant’, apparently a result of his inability to communicate with those around him. However, to this day, the nature of his disability (or even whether he had one) has never been fully established.

Pullen was born at a time when the idea of using creative therapy in a medical setting was in its infancy and the Royal Earlswood Asylum was one of the first to use the new making therapy with its inmates. Confined over nearly the course of his entire life, Pullen became occupied in creating extraordinary designs, gigantic articulated puppets, detailed drawings, fantastical kites and models of boats from a specially converted studio-room – escaping his cell through his art.

Focusing on Pullen’s creative escapism, and his complicated relationship with his doctors (to whom he provided a source both of fascination and frustration), this exhibition will display his intricate creations. Some of the most fascinating are elaborate model ships, including the State Barge (1886-7) an intricate vessel in wood and ivory that Pullen apparently intended for a kind of travelling office for Queen Victoria. Despite a devil sitting on the prow, it is guided forward by ivory angels, who unfurl a gangplank for their royal guest. The Rotary Barge (circa 1860 -1898) is an elaborate Heath Robinson-like construction which, having been in pieces for decades, has been newly restored and researched. These fantastical vessels travelled beyond the confines of the asylum as their maker could not. However, they were displayed at national and international exhibitions not as works of art, but as examples of the importance of ‘judicious training’ and discipline in treatment of the learning disabled.

Pullen also created a colossal Giant, a towering fully automated figure that was part puppet, part guardian, and in many ways an extension of himself. Working on its evolution over several decades, Pullen was able to move the Giant’s ears, tongue, eyes and eyelids. This unique invention would perform in Pullen’s workshop and take part in asylum processions, and a modern reconstruction will be on display throughout the exhibition.

Pullen’s story will also be brought to life through his own Pictorial Autobiography, an intricate ‘comic strip’-style account of the artist’s life, telling his story from his own perspective, and through a specially commissioned new film about Pullen, directed by Gilly Booth of HiJack Films. The film will be shown within the exhibition and will share new insight into his fantastical creations.

Alistair Burtenshaw, Director of Watts Gallery Trust, said ‘In bringing the story of James Henry Pullen to life at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village we hope to share the experiences and works of a gifted ‘outsider’ artist with our visitors, and to continue to confront and engage with social history that embraces our founders’ principle of ‘Art For All’. Pullen and his artistic output defied categorisation and provide a timely reminder that creative genius can be found in unexpected places, just as it did when his art and his story captivated nineteenth-century audiences’.

Kirsten Tambling, exhibition co-curator, said: ‘James Henry Pullen’s character shines through his doctors’ case notes, and he emerges as both an immensely skilled carver and model-maker and a fascinating character who had to spend his life negotiating the nineteenth-century asylum system. This poses a difficult question to contemporary audiences: where do we draw the line between the ‘sane genius’ accepted by society and the ‘outsider’ who does not conform to its strict rules?’

This exhibition is part of a season about learning through making and social change, inspired by Watts Gallery’s founders, G F and Mary Watts.

Some items in the exhibition are generously on loan from the Surrey History Centre.




Hughenden Manor and Thames Cruise

In the morning we will visit Hughenden Manor, a National Trust property near High Wycombe. This was the home of prime minister Benjamin Disraeli during the 19th century, and was used as a top secret map making base during the Second World War.

In the afternoon we will be joining a boat at Windsor for a leisurely two hour round trip on the Thames. We will cruise upstream going through Boveney Lock, passing Sutherland Grange, The Willows, Oakley Court, Bray Film Studios, Queens Eyot and Monkey Island. There will be classic views of Windsor Castle on the way back.
This trip will include a cream tea.

For enquiries, visit our website www.farnhamsociety.org.uk/visit-and-tours-programme-2018

or email us on 1socsec.fosc@gmail.com




Silver Service

Come and join Farnham ASSIST for a non denominational service held at Farnham Methodist Church, South Street on the third Thursday every month (not Oct or Dec). All over 60’s welcome to join in a short service with well know traditional hymns. Afterwards enjoy tea and cakes provided by The Methodist Church.

For more information call: 01252 717710




Change of Scene 10th Anniversary Charity Dinner

A Charity dinner in support of Change of Scene, celebrating their 10 year anniversary. This is a wonderful organisation making a life changing difference for disadvantaged children & young people in Surrey, Hampshire and adjacent areas.
Why not come down to Northbrook Park Country Estate where a sumptuous three-course meal, a live band, Charity auction and raffle await.
With special guests, footballers Matt Le Tissier and Francis Benali, there will be plenty to enjoy – and all the money raised will be going to an excellent cause.
Tickets are available at £95 per head; tables of ten at a discounted rate.
To book your tickets, email Shellie: shellie@zestsupportsolutions.co.uk




Picasso’s Ceramics: Antiquity Transformed

This talk, with Picasso expert Marilyn McCully, will focus on Picasso’s ceramics background and his activity with the team of potters at the Madoura factory at Vallauris in France (1947-1973). With Picasso’s return to the shores of the Mediterranean after the Second World War, his work became imbued with a sense of the place and its long-standing artistic and mythological traditions.

Advance booking required. Talks last for approximately 45 minutes with a short time for questions. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the talk. Drinks are available to purchase.

Refunds will only be given up to 14 days prior to the event.

Book a place:

Adult £6 | Friend £4




Vintage Fashion Fair Farnham

This quality bi-monthly vintage fair at the Farnham Maltings showcases the best, authentic, wearable vintage fashion, accessories and textiles from local, London and UK dealers. Stallholders are hand-picked to bring together a varied selection to suit all tastes and budgets. The fair is always on a Saturday and open 10am to 4pm at the Farnham Maltings. Entry is £2, under 16s free.




The Golden Ages of Scandinavian Art

This talk introduces two artistic “Golden Ages’ in Denmark and Finland in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The works are often strikingly original and atmospheric and clearly Nordic in inspiration.

Arts Talks are bookable separately or as a set of four with 10% discount. To take advantage of this offer please call 01483 737837. This offer cannot be booked via the website.

Refunds will only be given up to 14 days prior to the event.

Book a place:

Adult £12 | Friend £10 | Student £10




June Farmers’ Market

Farnham Town Council organises a Farmers’ Market on the fourth Sunday of every month, 10am-1.30pm, giving you the opportunity to buy fresh produce direct from the producer.

Farmers’ Markets enable the producers and growers to sell their products direct to customers, which means fresher and tastier food because fewer food miles are travelled.

Many stallholders are happy to provide free tasting sessions before you buy delicious ingredients.




Wrecclesham Village Fete 2018

Wrecclesham Village Fete brings family fun to villagers and visitors. 2018 is set to be a great Fete with all the usual activities including a flower and vegetable show (with a Young Gardeners category and a Best In Show).

Wrecclesham Village Fete 2018 – Competition Rules

Wrecclesham Village Fete poster

Wrecclesham Village Fete Programme




Music in the Meadow this Sunday

Enjoy live music in Farnham every Sunday this summer. Local bands and musicians will perform in Gostrey Meadow supported by local charities selling delicious homemade treats.

twentyfivemiles will be performing a mix of motown, soul and R’n’B covers and the Farnham branch, not-for-profit organisation Citizens Advice Bureaux will be hosting the tea tent.

Jumbo garden games will keep the children entertained and picnic benches will be available for those who wish to spend the Sunday afternoon with a picnic lunch

The summer in Farnham events programme is kindly sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

 




Farnham Job Club

Farnham Job Club offers free employment help and advice to help you to get back into work.

Services include advice and guidance on:
• job hunting
• job applications
• improving CVs
• letter writing
• planning for interview

There is also free internet use and up to date details of jobs. Anyone looking for a job is welcome to attend.

Job Club takes place on Tuesdays from:

10am to 12.30pm at Sandy Hill Bungalow, Upper Hale Road, GU9 0LR

1pm to 3pm Farnham Town Council, South Street, GU9 7RN

For more information, contact 07815 925563 or email alanwyle@gmail.com




Evening Talk: The Archaeology of Farnham

Join local archaeologist David Graham to hear more about the archaeology of Farnham. As part of the talk there will be an opportunity to handle archaeological artefacts from the Museum’s collection.

The talk is free to attend, booking essential, to confirm your place please contact the Museum on 01252 715094 or email museum@farnhammaltings.com. Suitable for all ages.




Joke in the Box

The popular series of stand-up comedy nights is set to continue at The Lightbox. Featuring the best up-and-coming and established acts on the stand-up circuit. Limited tickets available, please book in advance. Suitable for age 16+.

Details of the acts will be posted on this page closer to the time of the event.

BURGER PRE-ORDERS: Reserve yourself a burger in Seasons Cafe for just £7 (£8.50 on the night). Just add your choice to your ticket order below before 4.00pm Wed 27 June.

Menu
6oz Beef Burger with Mayonnaise, Tomato, Lettuce and Onion
6oz Cheeseburger with Mayonnaise, Tomato, Lettuce and Onion
Southern Fried Chicken Burger with BBQ Sauce, Tomato, Lettuce and Onion
Spinach and Falafel Burger with Onion Chutney and Hummus
Fish Burger with Gem Lettuce, Homemade Tartare Sauce
All Served with Fries

Please arrive by 7.30pm to redeem your burger order.

Refunds will only be given up to 14 days prior to the event.

Book a place:

Adult £8 | Adult with burger £15
Friend £6 | Friend with burger £13




thread… a festival of textiles

Spend the day celebrating textiles at thread… a festival of textiles, 2018.

Browse the curated marketplace for artisan fabrics and haberdashery to purchase for your own textile projects or buy from artists and makers showcasing their own unique handcrafted work.

Enjoy talks, exhibitions, participatory activities and demonstrations from professionals. Try new techniques and join a community of textile enthusiasts for a sociable and inspiring day out.

A day ticket includes access to the talk programme, exhibitions and the marketplace.

A series of bookable workshops are also available. Classes include, Appliqué Pennant, Batik Landscape, Contemporary Needlepoint, Drawing & Creative Inspiration for Textiles, Intro to Blackwork, Stitched Selfie, Pull-on Skirt, Make Your Own Sustainable Shoes, Flowers, flames or fantasy in Bobbin Lace, Drawing with Stitch.

Ticket information:
Day ticket £5 in advance* £7.50 on the door (under 15s Free) *Please note advance tickets are available until noon, Fri 29 June.
Workshop tickets from £46 – £52 (includes entry to the




The Real America? Hopper and Rockwell

The work of Edward Hopper (1882-1968) appeals to a wide public, including painters, photographers and film-makers. He turns a spotlight on 20th Century urban, suburban and coastal life in America. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) best known for his topical covers for the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ with its light-hearted commentary on everyday life.

Arts Talks are bookable separately or as a set of four with 10% discount. To take advantage of this offer please call 01483 737837. This offer cannot be booked via the website.

Refunds will only be given up to 14 days prior to the event.

Book a place:

Adult £12 | Friend £10 | Student £10




Walk for the Wards

If you like the sound of a leisurely ramble through stunning countryside, then why not join us for our annual Walk for the Wards event on Sunday 1st July 2018. This year, the route starts More House School, Frensham, and takes walkers through miles of beautiful countryside. The walk offers either a 5 or 10 mile route, and you’ll even be rewarded with a free cream tea at the end!

Date: Sunday 1st July 2018
Location: More House School, Frensham
Time: start from 9.30am
Registration fee: £12 for adults, £5 for children (U14). Please note it will be higher on the day.

This event has kindly been sponsored by BakerLaw Solicitors who advise and support individuals, their families and their businesses with a full range of legal services.




Picnic in the Park

Finish carnival weekend on a musical note and enjoy an afternoon of live music. Bring a picnic or enjoy lunch from the street food stalls that will be there including thai, gourmet hot dogs and crepes. There will be fresh fruit mocktails or treat yourself to a glass of fizz!

The following bands will be joining us to perform: Vic Cracknell’s Swing Band, Farnham Music and Drama, The Salts, Grandpa Spells Jazz Band, The Choir Company and Farnham Ukulele Jam.

The summer in Farnham events programme is kindly sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

 




TEN Group of Artists: Unlocked

A bunch of rusty keys is the inspiration behind ‘Unlocked’, a diverse and eclectic exhibition which marks the tenth year that this group, who met while studying at UCA Farnham, have been exhibiting together.

Meet the artists on Sunday 8 July from 12 noon to 2pm.




Farnham Job Club

Farnham Job Club offers free employment help and advice to help you to get back into work.

Services include advice and guidance on:
• job hunting
• job applications
• improving CVs
• letter writing
• planning for interview

There is also free internet use and up to date details of jobs. Anyone looking for a job is welcome to attend.

Job Club takes place on Tuesdays from:

10am to 12.30pm at Sandy Hill Bungalow, Upper Hale Road, GU9 0LR

1pm to 3pm Farnham Town Council, South Street, GU9 7RN

For more information, contact 07815 925563 or email alanwyle@gmail.com




Drawing for Adults

Explore and draw what you see around The Lightbox in this free drawing session. The class is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to accomplished artists. All materials are provided. Advance booking required.




Young Contemporary Talent from The Ingram Collection

This exhibition, drawn from the Young Contemporary Talent branch of The Ingram Collection, will include established and up and coming artists such as Haroon Mirza, Harrison Pearce, Victoria Sin, Steven Ingman, and Tahmina Negmat. Cutting-edge painting, sculpture, film and installation will all feature, celebrating the thought-provoking work being produced by young artists in the UK. The gallery will be taken over large-scale artworks across mediums, creating an immersive experience for visitors.

£5.00 Day Pass or £7.50 Annual Pass | Under 18s Free




maltings monthly market

The Maltings Monthly Market has long been an established part of Farnham town life.

On the first Saturday of each month we showcase the best independent craftspeople, emerging designer makers, food producers and traders in the South East.




Woodland Fairy Fair

Woodland Fairy Fair
Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 July | 10am – 4pm
Kids go free | Friends go free

Galleries & Exhibition

Mary Watts Gallery | See beautiful illustrations of fairies and toadstools by Mary Watts.

James Henry Pullen | See the giant puppet by 19th century artist James Henry Pullen.

Food

The Tea Shop | Enjoy delicious seasonal food in our family-friendly Tea Shop. A children’s menu and highchairs are available.

Loseley Ice Cream Van | Pick up hot and cold drinks and cake from our pop-up.

Make, Play & Do

Fairy Doors | Paint a unique front door fit for a fairy, gnome or goblin.

Enchanted Realms | Create collaborative fairy worlds with plasticine and coloured sand.

Magic Wands | Craft a wand to wield your magic using colourful wool and ribbons.

Nature Printing | Make beautiful prints using mushrooms and leaves.

Den Building | Create magical dens using found materials from our woodlands.

Face Painting | £3.50 per face (cash only) | Ages 3+ | Transform into an elf, pixie, fairy or goblin with face painting by Fascinating Faces.

Tree Climbing | One hour time slots between 11am – 1pm & 1.45 – 4.45pm | £20 | ages 6+ | Places limited, pre-booking recommended | Explore the magical kingdom from the treetops with the Great Big Tree Climbing Company. Book online now.

Music | Hear the magical sound of the flute as you wander through the woodlands.




Two Day Food Festival – 7th and 8th July




Music in the Meadow

Enjoy live music in Farnham every Sunday this summer. Local bands and musicians will perform in Gostrey Meadow supported by local charities selling delicious homemade treats.

This week concert will be performed by local sixties revival band Out of the Shadows, the tea tent will also be hosted by 1st Rowledge Guides.

Jumbo garden games will keep the children entertained and picnic benches will be available for those who wish to spend the Sunday afternoon with a picnic lunch

The summer in Farnham events programme is kindly sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

 




Charters Peugeot Farnham Town Centre Races

Racing cyclists are invited to take part in Farnham’s second town centre races, which includes races for elite riders and children this year.




Farnham Job Club

Farnham Job Club offers free employment help and advice to help you to get back into work.

Services include advice and guidance on:
• job hunting
• job applications
• improving CVs
• letter writing
• planning for interview

There is also free internet use and up to date details of jobs. Anyone looking for a job is welcome to attend.

Job Club takes place on Tuesdays from:

10am to 12.30pm at Sandy Hill Bungalow, Upper Hale Road, GU9 0LR

1pm to 3pm Farnham Town Council, South Street, GU9 7RN

For more information, contact 07815 925563 or email alanwyle@gmail.com




Storytelling for Under 5s

Join us for some stories, rhymes and hands-on creative fun either in the Studio or around the gallery. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis at Reception from 10.30am on the day.

Free entry | Suggested donation £3




Young Contemporary Talent Launch Party

We’re throwing a party to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition, Young Contemporary Talent from The Ingram Collection – and you’re all invited.

Start your night right at The Lightbox, and be among the first to see the exhibition with free entry for under 25s.

Featuring works from contemporary artists Haroon Mirza, Victoria Sin, Harrison Pearce and more, the exhibition explores sculpture, film, sound, painting and kinetic installation.

Meet the artists, find out more about their work, sip a free cocktail made fresh to order by Surrey’s best mobile cocktail bar, Tattam’s Bar, all to the sounds of a Flamingods DJ set.




Café Scientifique Woking

The Physics of Cancer – Dr Chris Bore, Digital Signal Processing Specialist. Café Scientifique is a national movement for science and technology. The Woking Branch, set up by Dr Chris Bore, meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month to discuss science and technology in a fun, engaging, informal way.




Repair Cafe

Repair Café every second Saturday of the month, from 10.00am – 1pm. Last repairs accepted at 12.30pm.
More information about upcoming events can be found on the Facebook page of this Repair Café.

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.




The Farnham Motoring Revivial 2018

The Farnham Hedgehogs are delighted to announce the 2018 Farnham Motoring Revival.

This advanced ticket only event takes place at one of the largest private motor collections in the UK. Lots of amazing activities for all ages will make this event a fantastic day out for the entire family.

We are very proud to support Help4Harry this year as the beneficiary charity.

The final list of attractions is still being finalised, but entry tickets will include:
Sunday morning Car Treasure Hunt (Navigation Scatter).
Exclusive access to private motoring collection.
Cooked food and ‘bubbles’ on arrival.
Children’s rides, go karts, barrel train.
Scalextric Track.
Live Music.
Charity Auction.
Charity Raffle.
Toyota ‘Bruiser Truck’ fun rides.

We will also have a paid Bar, Gin Inn and Ice Cream Seller.

More details to follow.




Music in the Meadow

Enjoy live music in Farnham every Sunday this summer. Local bands and musicians will perform in Gostrey Meadow supported by local charities selling delicious homemade treats.

This week’s concert will be performed by The Revivals Band playing a mix of pop, Rock & Roll, Country, R&B, Soul, Motown and ballards. Farnham URC will be hosting the tea tent.

Jumbo garden games will keep the children entertained and picnic benches will be available for those who wish to spend the Sunday afternoon with a picnic lunch

The summer in Farnham events programme is kindly sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

 




Farnham Job Club

Farnham Job Club offers free employment help and advice to help you to get back into work.

Services include advice and guidance on:
• job hunting
• job applications
• improving CVs
• letter writing
• planning for interview

There is also free internet use and up to date details of jobs. Anyone looking for a job is welcome to attend.

Job Club takes place on Tuesdays from:

10am to 12.30pm at Sandy Hill Bungalow, Upper Hale Road, GU9 0LR

1pm to 3pm Farnham Town Council, South Street, GU9 7RN

For more information, contact 07815 925563 or email alanwyle@gmail.com




Silver Service

Come and join Farnham ASSIST for a non denominational service held at Farnham Methodist Church, South Street on the third Thursday every month (not Oct or Dec). All over 60’s welcome to join in a short service with well know traditional hymns. Afterwards enjoy tea and cakes provided by The Methodist Church.

For more information call: 01252 717710




Vivaldi Singers “Two Sides of the Ocean”

Vivaldi Singers will be performing a mix of music by British and American composers including The Sound of Silence, The Seal Song and some not to be missed Gilbert and Sullivan numbers. Tea/coffee and cake will be available.
Tickets: Adult £10, Students/under 16s £5
Available from www.vivaldisingers.com or at the door on the day.




July Farmers’ Market

Farnham Town Council organises a Farmers’ Market on the fourth Sunday of every month, 10am-1.30pm, giving you the opportunity to buy fresh produce direct from the producer.

Farmers’ Markets enable the producers and growers to sell their products direct to customers, which means fresher and tastier food because fewer food miles are travelled.

Many stallholders are happy to provide free tasting sessions before you buy delicious ingredients.




Music in the Meadow

Enjoy live music in Farnham every Sunday this summer. Local bands and musicians will perform in Gostrey Meadow supported by local charities selling delicious homemade treats.

This week’s concert will be hosted by The Dolomites, local band based in Hampshire who will cover classics including 50s Rock’N’Roll hits. The charity tea tent will be hosted by Brightwells Gostrey Centre

Jumbo garden games will keep the children entertained and picnic benches will be available for those who wish to spend the Sunday afternoon with a picnic lunch.

The summer in Farnham events programme is kindly sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

 




Farnham Job Club

Farnham Job Club offers free employment help and advice to help you to get back into work.

Services include advice and guidance on:
• job hunting
• job applications
• improving CVs
• letter writing
• planning for interview

There is also free internet use and up to date details of jobs. Anyone looking for a job is welcome to attend.

Job Club takes place on Tuesdays from:

10am to 12.30pm at Sandy Hill Bungalow, Upper Hale Road, GU9 0LR

1pm to 3pm Farnham Town Council, South Street, GU9 7RN

For more information, contact 07815 925563 or email alanwyle@gmail.com




Council meeting

Formal Council meetings are held throughout the year to discuss Farnham Town Council business. All Farnham town councillors are invited to attend. The meetings take place in the Council Chamber at the town council office. There are normally around nine meetings per year of the Full Council, which take all decisions. Full Council meets on a Thursday evening at 7pm. The Mayor of Farnham chairs the meeting. At the meeting, elected councillors receive reports that have been researched and written by officers who work at Farnham Town Council. The reports include a recommended action. Councillors are asked to vote to show whether they agree or disagree with the recommendation.

Agendas and minutes

Agendas for Council meetings are published three working days before the meeting takes place. Minutes are approved as part of the agenda for the subsequent Full Council meeting. Agendas and minutes can be seen online or at Farnham Town Council’s offices. Reports about items which are confidential and discussed in exempt are not available.

Open to the public

All meetings of the full council are open to members of the public. Visitors are invited to sit in an area known as the public gallery. Sometimes confidential matters will need to be discussed and the meeting will go into a closed session. If this happens, members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting.




Finding Farnham Festival

This July, join us and Surrey Archaeological Society in the Museum garden for the Finding Farnham Festival, as we celebrate a summer of Archaeology. With fun for all the family, you can try your hand at excavation, meet a Prehistoric man, and a host of other archaeological activities.

Free to attend. Suitable for all ages, please drop in any time between 11am-4pm.




Chawton House garden tour with access to Chawton House

The head gardener at Chawton House Library has kindly offered to hold guided tours of Chawton Garden on the 28th July. We will also have access to Chawton House, home of Jane Austin’s brother and writing place of Jane, the kitchen staff will serve a delicious cream tea with Pelly Concert Orchestra kindly providing background music.

This event will be a chance to see the beautiful house and gardens, enjoying insider knowledge of the vast history of the property as well as horticultural know-how provided by Andrew Bentley.

Open from 11:30am – 4:30pm you are able to buy lunch at the tea rooms or bring a picnic to enjoy a full day, and of course a cream tea will be served during the afternoon.

The cost of the event is £16 pp, tickets are available from Farnham ASSIST offices (see address below) as well as Eventbrite (NB. They do charge an admin fee)

7 St Georges Yard, Farnham GU9 7LW 01252 717710

 




Music in the Meadow

Enjoy live music in Farnham every Sunday this summer. Local bands and musicians will perform in Gostrey Meadow supported by local charities selling delicious homemade treats.

Local young musicians will be performing throughout the afternoon and Friends of Farnham Hospital will be hosting the charity tea tent.

Jumbo garden games will keep the children entertained and picnic benches will be available for those who wish to spend the Sunday afternoon with a picnic lunch

The summer in Farnham events programme is kindly sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

 




Get up and go CHILDRENS holiday activities

A PERFORMING ARTS ACTIVITY WEEK FOR CHILDREN AGED 5-11yrs
FUN DAYS FILLED WITH DANCE DRAMA AND SINGING WITH A PERFORMANCE AT THE END OF THE COURSE. ALL ABOUT BUILDING CONFIDENCE, THE FUN OF PERFORMING AND LOTS OF GAMES AND ACTIVITIES BOTH INDOOR AND OUT.
EACH WEEK WE WILL CREATE A DIFFERENT SHOW.
PLEASE EMAIL FOR DETAILS AND TO BOOK A PLACE

getupandgosummer@gmail.com

Early drop off and late pick up available. (Extra charges)
Sibling discounts @20%
Day rates available
£100 per child per week




Summer Holidays: Florabundance

Tuesday – Thursday & Sundays throughout August | Drop in 11am – 4pm
Clore Learning Studio
All ages | Free with admission
Kids go free | Friends free

Escape to our woodland playground and floral gardens at Watts this summer and enjoy our Florabundance activities. Bring a picnic or enjoy our delicious summer menu in the Tea Shop.

Create sun prints, draw floral designs on acetate to hold up to the light and add to our giant flower installation. Pick up a Florabundance Trail to find flowers in the Artists’ Village and discover their meanings.




maltings monthly market

The Maltings Monthly Market has long been an established part of Farnham town life.

On the first Saturday of each month we showcase the best independent craftspeople, emerging designer makers, food producers and traders in the South East.




Music in the Meadow

Enjoy live music in Farnham every Sunday this summer. Local bands and musicians will perform in Gostrey Meadow supported by local charities selling delicious homemade treats.

Late to the Party, a five piece band bassed in Farnham will be entertaining visitors with a mix of pop and rock. The Bungalow/Time Bank will be hosting the charity tea tent.

Jumbo garden games will keep the children entertained and picnic benches will be available for those who wish to spend the Sunday afternoon with a picnic lunch

The summer in Farnham events programme is kindly sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

 




Bug Hunt

Join us for a fun and informative session in our beautiful garden. Explore the amazing world of insects, take part in a minibeast safari and build a bug hotel.

£6 per child, all materials included. For ages 5-11. Booking essential, to confirm your place please contact amanda.pettey@farnhammaltings.com or 01252 715 094.




Music in the Meadow

Enjoy live music in Farnham every Sunday this summer. Local bands and musicians will perform in Gostrey Meadow supported by local charities selling delicious homemade treats.

Local band Love2Groove will be sure to get you dancing, with the musicians having previously supported Pink Floyd, Tom Jones and Professor Green to name a view. Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society will also be hosting the tea tent.

Jumbo garden games will keep the children entertained and picnic benches will be available for those who wish to spend the Sunday afternoon with a picnic lunch

The summer in Farnham events programme is kindly sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

 




Silver Service

Come and join Farnham ASSIST for a non denominational service held at Farnham Methodist Church, South Street on the third Thursday every month (not Oct or Dec). All over 60’s welcome to join in a short service with well know traditional hymns. Afterwards enjoy tea and cakes provided by The Methodist Church.

For more information call: 01252 717710




Music in the Meadow

Enjoy live music in Farnham every Sunday this summer. Local bands and musicians will perform in Gostrey Meadow supported by local charities selling delicious homemade treats.

Alder Valley Brass Band will be hosting the concert and Phyllis Tuckwell will be fundraising at the charity tea tent.

Jumbo garden games will keep the children entertained and picnic benches will be available for those who wish to spend the Sunday afternoon with a picnic lunch

The summer in Farnham events programme is kindly sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

 




August Farmers’ Market

Farnham Town Council organises a Farmers’ Market on the fourth Sunday of every month, 10am-1.30pm, giving you the opportunity to buy fresh produce direct from the producer.

Farmers’ Markets enable the producers and growers to sell their products direct to customers, which means fresher and tastier food because fewer food miles are travelled.

Many stallholders are happy to provide free tasting sessions before you buy delicious ingredients.




Music in the Meadow

Enjoy live music in Farnham every Sunday this summer. Local bands and musicians will perform in Gostrey Meadow supported by local charities selling delicious homemade treats.

The A Train Quartet will be performing this week and Farnham Assist will be hosting the charity tea tent.

Jumbo garden games will keep the children entertained and picnic benches will be available for those who wish to spend the Sunday afternoon with a picnic lunch

The summer in Farnham events programme is kindly sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

 




maltings monthly market

The Maltings Monthly Market has long been an established part of Farnham town life.

On the first Saturday of each month we showcase the best independent craftspeople, emerging designer makers, food producers and traders in the South East.




Dash of Colour

A colourful 5k Fun Run with a difference! This is your chance to experience a unique event to inspire, remember and have fun. You can walk, run or jog the 5k route which takes you through a selection of paint stations where you’ll be showered in multi-colour powder paint! This year we’re adding extra sparkle with gold and silver shimmer powder paint! Help us celebrate the work of Phyllis Tuckwell and the colour and sparkle it brings to its patients and their families.

Registration is £18 per person and includes a t-shirt, goody bag and medal. Arrival from 12pm, run starts at 1pm.

This event is kindly sponsored by:
Morrisons Solicitors www.morrlaw.com
Cane Adam www.caneadam.co.uk

Register online at shop.pth.org.uk/product/dash-of-colour/




Music in the Meadow

Enjoy live music in Farnham every Sunday this summer. Local bands and musicians will perform in Gostrey Meadow supported by local charities selling delicious homemade treats.

The last of the season! The Brass Monkeys, a local rock and soul band will be hosting the concert and St Peter’s Church will be fundraising at the Charity tea tent.

Jumbo garden games will keep the children entertained and picnic benches will be available for those who wish to spend the Sunday afternoon with a picnic lunch

The summer in Farnham events programme is kindly sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

Kidd Rapinet Solicitors

 




Repair Cafe

Repair Café every second Saturday of the month, from 10.00am – 1pm. Last repairs accepted at 12.30pm.
More information about upcoming events can be found on the Facebook page of this Repair Café.

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.




Silver Service

Come and join Farnham ASSIST for a non denominational service held at Farnham Methodist Church, South Street on the third Thursday every month (not Oct or Dec). All over 60’s welcome to join in a short service with well know traditional hymns. Afterwards enjoy tea and cakes provided by The Methodist Church.

For more information call: 01252 717710




Council meeting

Formal Council meetings are held throughout the year to discuss Farnham Town Council business. All Farnham town councillors are invited to attend. The meetings take place in the Council Chamber at the town council office. There are normally around nine meetings per year of the Full Council, which take all decisions. Full Council meets on a Thursday evening at 7pm. The Mayor of Farnham chairs the meeting. At the meeting, elected councillors receive reports that have been researched and written by officers who work at Farnham Town Council. The reports include a recommended action. Councillors are asked to vote to show whether they agree or disagree with the recommendation.

Agendas and minutes

Agendas for Council meetings are published three working days before the meeting takes place. Minutes are approved as part of the agenda for the subsequent Full Council meeting. Agendas and minutes can be seen online or at Farnham Town Council’s offices. Reports about items which are confidential and discussed in exempt are not available.

Open to the public

All meetings of the full council are open to members of the public. Visitors are invited to sit in an area known as the public gallery. Sometimes confidential matters will need to be discussed and the meeting will go into a closed session. If this happens, members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting.




RIBA: Farnham Design Day

Are you considering building work to your home? Would you like to talk through some ideas with an architect? The RIBA SE region have invited up to 15 small to mid size/commercial local practices with experience in key areas such as Conservation Projects, Green Projects, New/Self Build and Small Domestic Projects, to talk through your ideas for your home and show you examples of their completed building projects

You should come away from the Design Day with a good idea of what you could do for the budget that you have in mind, plus contact details of architects and information about how they could work for you.

Who does the Farnham Design Day aim to attract?
People who are seriously thinking about their building needs and desires are likely to be particularly interested in the Design Day. And if you’ve ever looked at your home and thought ‘I wonder how difficult/expensive/possible it would be to …’, the Design Day is an ideal opportunity to chat through your ideas with architects.

You’ll get the most out of the Design Day if you’re eager to explore options – through talking to the architects about your home and through looking at their completed work with an eye for ideas for your own project.

This is a FREE EVENT




September Farmers’ Market

Farnham Town Council organises a Farmers’ Market on the fourth Sunday of every month, 10am-1.30pm, giving you the opportunity to buy fresh produce direct from the producer.

Farmers’ Markets enable the producers and growers to sell their products direct to customers, which means fresher and tastier food because fewer food miles are travelled.

Many stallholders are happy to provide free tasting sessions before you buy delicious ingredients.




This Nightmare of a Book – an 1839 bestseller and the crimes it inspired – Dr Claire Harman, biographer

Claire Harman’s internationally acclaimed biography of Charlotte Bronte was recently serialised on Radio 4. Here she talks for the first time about her eagerly-awaited new work, ‘This Nightmare of a Book’’ to be published this December. It is about the notorious Jack Sheppard and how Dickens and Thackeray got caught up in the ‘bloody consequences’ that ensued when his story was published.




Farnham Food and Drink Festival

Farnham Food Festival has become one of the biggest one day Food Festivals in the south east of England. The festival hosts over 100 producers selling a variety of products. Come along and sample delicious foods, talk to the producers, get some tips from the chefs at the cookery demonstration stage and enjoy live music from local talent.

Exhibitors can apply for a pitch here




maltings monthly market

The Maltings Monthly Market has long been an established part of Farnham town life.

On the first Saturday of each month we showcase the best independent craftspeople, emerging designer makers, food producers and traders in the South East.




Repair Cafe

Repair Café every second Saturday of the month, from 10.00am – 1pm. Last repairs accepted at 12.30pm.
More information about upcoming events can be found on the Facebook page of this Repair Café.

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.




My Fair Lady sing-a-long

Enjoy watching My Fair Lady with afternoon tea and sing-along to the much loved popular songs.
This must be pre booked.
Cost £8.

All over 60’s welcome, The Vineyard Church, Union Road, Farnham, GU9 7PT

Call Farnham ASSIST on 01252 717710 for more information or if you need transport.




Cinema Sing-a-long

Come along to watch My Fair Lady with a sing-a-long song-sheet and afternoon cream tea.
This event is aimed at the over 60’s and aims to be a lovely afternoon watching a much loved musical, whilst enjoying taking a vocal part and be served a cream tea.

Please contact Farnham ASSIST on 01252 717710 or email info@farnham-assist.org.uk to book tickets

£8 per person.




Talking Brains – The Farnham Society Memorial Lecture – Professor Sophie Scott

You may have seen neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott presenting her spellbinding Royal Institution lectures to young people on BBC4 last Christmas. She will join forces with local actor and impressionist Duncan Wisbey of Radio 4’s ‘Dead Ringers’ to explore how the brain negotiates the complex task of talking. Part of Professor Sophie’s research has been concerned with helping stroke patients to recover their speech. By observing how impressionists use their brains to learn to mimic people she hoped to be able to help therapists to develop new techniques for patients with communication problems. This led to several highly entertaining and informative public performances in a London theatre and a full-page article in The Times.




October Farmers’ Market

Farnham Town Council organises a Farmers’ Market on the fourth Sunday of every month, 10am-1.30pm, giving you the opportunity to buy fresh produce direct from the producer.

Farmers’ Markets enable the producers and growers to sell their products direct to customers, which means fresher and tastier food because fewer food miles are travelled.

Many stallholders are happy to provide free tasting sessions before you buy delicious ingredients.




Council meeting

Formal Council meetings are held throughout the year to discuss Farnham Town Council business. All Farnham town councillors are invited to attend. The meetings take place in the Council Chamber at the town council office. There are normally around nine meetings per year of the Full Council, which take all decisions. Full Council meets on a Thursday evening at 7pm. The Mayor of Farnham chairs the meeting. At the meeting, elected councillors receive reports that have been researched and written by officers who work at Farnham Town Council. The reports include a recommended action. Councillors are asked to vote to show whether they agree or disagree with the recommendation.

Agendas and minutes

Agendas for Council meetings are published three working days before the meeting takes place. Minutes are approved as part of the agenda for the subsequent Full Council meeting. Agendas and minutes can be seen online or at Farnham Town Council’s offices. Reports about items which are confidential and discussed in exempt are not available.

Open to the public

All meetings of the full council are open to members of the public. Visitors are invited to sit in an area known as the public gallery. Sometimes confidential matters will need to be discussed and the meeting will go into a closed session. If this happens, members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting.




maltings monthly market

The Maltings Monthly Market has long been an established part of Farnham town life.

On the first Saturday of each month we showcase the best independent craftspeople, emerging designer makers, food producers and traders in the South East.




Repair Cafe

Repair Café every second Saturday of the month, from 10.00am – 1pm. Last repairs accepted at 12.30pm.
More information about upcoming events can be found on the Facebook page of this Repair Café.

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.




Silver Service

Come and join Farnham ASSIST for a non denominational service held at Farnham Methodist Church, South Street on the third Thursday every month (not Oct or Dec). All over 60’s welcome to join in a short service with well know traditional hymns. Afterwards enjoy tea and cakes provided by The Methodist Church.

For more information call: 01252 717710




November Farmers’ Market

Farnham Town Council organises a Farmers’ Market on the fourth Sunday of every month, 10am-1.30pm, giving you the opportunity to buy fresh produce direct from the producer.

Farmers’ Markets enable the producers and growers to sell their products direct to customers, which means fresher and tastier food because fewer food miles are travelled.

Many stallholders are happy to provide free tasting sessions before you buy delicious ingredients.




Carol Service

Join us to celebrate Christmas with a traditional service followed by tea/coffee and mince pies.

Monday 3rd December at 3pm at Farnham Baptist Church, Farnham GU9 7HA.

All over 60s welcome

Please call 01252 717710 for more information or if you would like transport.




December Farmers’ Market

Farnham Town Council organises a Farmers’ Market on the fourth Sunday of every month, 10am-1.30pm, giving you the opportunity to buy fresh produce direct from the producer.

Farmers’ Markets enable the producers and growers to sell their products direct to customers, which means fresher and tastier food because fewer food miles are travelled.

Many stallholders are happy to provide free tasting sessions before you buy delicious ingredients.