Resonance

From gramaphones to radios and violins to trumpets, we all experience sound in a variety of different ways. Featuring on special loan an Indian Narsinga from the Horniman Museum and Gardens, this hands-on exhibition explores the multitudinous world of sound.

Museum opening times:-

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm · free entry

 




Turner in Surrey

For the first time ever, this exhibition explores J.M.W. Turner’s work produced on his various travels, stops and periods of residence on the Thames, Wey Navigation and in the county of Surrey, prior to the London boundary changes of 1889.
It will explore how Turner retreated into nature, capturing both the beauty of the landscape and its rustic elegance. Open air sketches highlighting his swiftness of hand and the changing effects of nature will sit alongside finished works, completed in the studio. Combining pencil and oil sketches, finished oils and watercolours, the exhibition will feature ‘Newark Abbey on the Wey’ and ‘View of Richmond Hill and Bridge’ from Tate, and ‘Thomson’s Aeolian Harp’ from Manchester Art Gallery. The exhibition will also give a rare opportunity to see personal possessions of the artist – his fishing rod, travelling watercolour box and watercolour palette – from The Royal Academy of Arts.

Ticket prices
£4.50 day pass or £7.50 annual pass | Under 18s free




Greater Farnham Woodcraft Folk Fundraiser Detective Game

The Greater Farnham Woodcraft Folk have created a Fundraiser Detective Game!

 

How to play –

1 – BUY* the clues on ebay or at a charity stall in Farnham.

2 – START the adventure in Farnham Leisure centre car park, take a pencil.

3 – FOLLOW the clues in a small circle around Farnham.  Suitable for most ages. (Parents can modify for smallest children, or larger children/adults can complete on their own)

4 – COMPLETE the ‘mystery word’ blanks with your pencil.

5 – PHOTO the SOLUTION and email it to GreaterFarnhamWCF@gmail.com   for your chance to enter the prize draw.  NOTE, photos must include your unique serial number, name and solution. Email must be received by 31 March 2018.

6 – SHARE your experience with any friends in Farnham, the prize amount will increase if 100, 200, 300 etc clue cards are sold.

7- JOIN the facebook event that will keep game participants abreast with latest news of winning odds and prize increases.

6 – PRIZE DRAW –  £20 minimum – will be held April 1st!

 

*Buying on Ebay

–We will EMAIL a PDF file of the clues to you (£2) if you select ‘local collection’ .  You will need to print them out or use a device to view the clues in town.

–OR, we will MAIL (2nd Class) a paper copy of the clues to you .

–Note the file will be updated with a unique serial number before being emailed to the buyer, please allow 24-48 hours for the volunteer to do this, it will be done as soon as possible.

 

*This is not a ‘murder mystery’, there are no words about dying, killing, murder or death in any way.

 

The Woodcraft Folk is an educational movement for children and young people, designed to develop self confidence and activity in society, with the aim of building a world based on equality, friendship, peace and cooperation.  Woodcraft Folk is a registered charity in England & Wales (1148195) and in Scotland (SC039791). And a Limited Company, registered in England & Wales, Company No. 8133727.

 

Connect with us….

f: https://www.facebook.com/groups/742781592548419/

 

A brief summary ABOUT GREATER FARNHAM Woodcraft Folk…

Who – All people

Where – Scout hut in Hale, welcoming everyone from neighbouring towns.

When – weekly, term times, Tuesdays 4-5:30

What – Fun, friendships, and activities with a social goal.

Why – To develop self confidence and activity in society.

 

WHAT DO WE DO?

*Learn about the world around us

*Play games, especially cooperative games

*Learn about each other

*Sing silly songs

*Create meaningful crafts

*Camp




UCA Farnham: Graduate Photography Show

This exhibition showcases highlights from the photography summer degree show from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. The exhibition, now in its fifth year, continues the relationship between the University and The Lightbox and enables recently graduated artists to display their work in a professional gallery.

Free entry | Donations welcome




Sarah Shaw: Animus

Sarah Shaw’s paintings hover in a place between figuration and non-figuration which allows the viewer the space to impose their own interpretation. Symbolic images are explored in the painterly dialogue to speak of some of the conditions of being human and also of the concept of living through time.

“Shaw’s paintings sneak right up to the classical formulas of beauty and composition, and then quickly back away again leaving the viewer wanting. She dangles completion in front of the onlooker like an unreachable carrot. While this palpable manipulation is at times uncomfortable, its reflection in contemporary life is equally so. The works evokes the emotions of incompleteness and wanting that can riddle this over-promised and unfulfilled 3rd millennium reality.” (Seth Orion Schwaiger MFA, GSA)

Sarah graduated from Falmouth College of Art in 2001 with a first class honours degree in Fine Art. Her work has been purchased by private collectors in the UK and abroad. She works from her studio in Brighton. Sarah is the first prize winner at British Women Artists Competition (2017) and the winner of the University of Chichester’s Fine Art award for the South of England (2016).




Dionne Swift: Maker in Focus

Award winning Textile Artist, Dionne Swift paints with cloth and thread to create an intuitive, emotional response to the landscape. Her energetic style is evident through drawings and stitch based work, she builds layers of texture and colour, mixing threads to create semi abstract scenes.

As well as wall based artworks, Dionne will also be showing her beautifully hand painted and embroidered scarves and lampshades.




Virginia Ray and Paul Wearing: The Natural Pleasures of Mr Yorke

A mini talk by Virginia in the Private View, 12 January, 6pm. All welcome.

The New Ashgate Gallery welcomes back Virginia Ray for an exhibition of new paintings. Virginia returns to the North Yorkshire landscape where her family has lived and worked for generations, showing a real sense of belonging and identity. Her passion for painting this area has led to extensive research into the Yorke family who lived in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire during the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Through memory and personal connections, Virginia’s new body of work illustrates how the lives of the Yorke family were linked with the landscape and in particular Fish Pond Wood and Yorkes Folly. Observation, research and imagination merge with her personal memories. Referencing her own and found photographs and incorporating materials gathered from the landscape itself, Virginia seeks to create an interwoven layering of local history with memory, using the texture and colour of Yorkshire. Working in the tradition of British Romantic Landscape artists such as Paul Nash, Virginia returns to the same subject for inspiration, North Yorkshire.

The Yorke family were important landowners in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire and the story of the woods and grounds around their home at Bewerley Hall is intriguing. Over three generations, the Yorkes made a huge impact on this landscape but it was in the nineteenth and early twentieth century that interest in the pleasure gardens and parkland was at its height. The work in this exhibition is concerned with Virginia’s memories of this landscape and with the Yorke’s creation and enhancement of these areas of pleasure.

Virginia’s work is shown with Paul Wearing’s ceramics.

Paul engages with the relationship between nature and culture through the glazed surface and form of coil-built vessels. The vessel is a great symbol of civilisation and echoes the man-made and structural environment in which I live. In contrast to this, naturally occurring textures found within urban and rural environments perpetually interact and alter this order. Surfaces have undergone energetic change and transformation through forces of growth and decay, and it is these events, these moments which affirm life. Such textures can be rendered through volatile and blistering glazes. The tension between the man-made form and natural [glaze] phenomena brings into focus the nature of our materiality and fragility. It is at its most potent however when calling us to exist in the present, inviting us to experience sensuous, tactile qualities, reconnecting us with a direct, immediate perception of the world. The ruinous surface as a call to live, to experience and grasp the moment is rooted in time.

The vessels are formed by press-moulding the base and coiling the walls; a slower technique allowing me constant flexibility and control. Certain marks and textures revealing the making process remain as a ground for the glazing. Paul’s treatment of the glazed surface renders evidence of brush marks and chemical reactions. Once applied, the materials are set to react within the conditions of the oxidised firing process reaching around 1230 degrees centigrade. Glazing and firing processes are repeated until the optimum depth and complexity of surface appears.




Eastern Influence

Exploring the dialogue between east and west, our group exhibition features the work of four artists brought together through their shared expression of the technical skill and spirit of the oriental arts. Through their craft, Tim Andrews, Adam Frew, Hendrike Barz-Meltzer and Nao Fukumoto O’Neill explore the rich aesthetic of the Far East, which continues to infuse western contemporary craft.

With a long well established career in ceramics, Tim Andrews is renowned for his raku pieces. His attention to form and surface is evident in the powerful presence of his vessels. Limited colour palettes and linear decoration provides the basis to play and explore the interaction between controlled and expressive techniques in the firing process. Continuously evolving, Tim’s pieces explore the religious, aesthetic, cultural relationship between the east and west. Experimentation is equally central to Adam Frew’s work on the potter’s wheel, achieving personal expression through the energetic and often intuitive throwing process. His Korean inspired pots or Moon Jars evoke the simplicity of the eastern form, while spontaneity dictates dynamic forms, colour and gestural brushwork.

While ceramics are embedded in eastern tradition with an enduring appeal, so too are textiles. Hendrike Barz-Meltzer designs jewellery that experiments with an ancient Japanese braiding technique, Kumihimo. Her pieces evoke her interest in minimal contemporary design, combining the use of metals with the detail and tradition of silk braiding. Nao Fukumoto O’Neill explores Japanese tradition through her hand woven textiles, which she has developed to incorporate modern techniques and materials. From Kimonos to scarves and wall hangings, Naos’ pieces convey variations of colour pattern and styles inspired by her travels and enhanced by her knowledge of natural dyes and production processes.

Through the work of these four artists, viewers can explore the simplicity of eastern forms through skilled processes that evoke a timeless yet contemporary aesthetic.




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.




How to move your business to the cloud

Join Telefonix at their Customer Experience Centre in Farnham, Surrey to experience cloud technology first hand. The use of cloud technology for business telecoms, communications and IT is on the rise, as businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the multiple benefits cloud computing can have in terms of efficiency and profitability.

Despite significant media coverage, it is clear from research that cloud providers have fallen short by not articulating to businesses how the cloud can help their telecoms, communications and IT capabilities.

The main benefits stated by organisations which have successfully moved to the cloud include increased efficiency, ease of access, simpler administration and management, and overall lower costs. But before reaping the benefits of cloud technology, businesses will first have to move there successfully — a process often fraught with various challenges, from insufficient planning to obsolete technology and more.

In the cloud talk, hear the latest insight from experts on how best to utilise the cloud to improve your communications and IT. These essential tips will help to guide your organisation through the process and learn where you can cut time and complexity. Cloud technology allows you to work smarter, not harder.
As experts in the field, Telefonix will ensure your journey to implementing cloud technology is easy and stress free.

Book your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-move-your-business-to-the-cloud-tickets-38534947064




Picturing People: The Ingram Collection

This exhibition will feature portraits and self-portraits from The Ingram Collection. From wives and husbands, to mythological characters, celebrities, soldiers and footballers, this exhibition will explore over 100 years’ worth of artists’ work depicting people.

Introspective, revelatory and autobiographical self-portraits will show how artists see themselves while Young Contemporary Talent Tom Benedek’s ‘Eggs Benedict’, from Camberwell College of Arts will show how portraiture continues to flourish today.

£4.50 Day Pass or £7.50 Annual Pass | Under 18s Free




Turner’s Techniques in Watercolour

J.M.W. Turner used watercolour both as a medium for gathering information for his large oils and finished watercolours and for the sheer joy of using a portable and versatile painting medium in the landscape. Join local artist Robin-Lee Hall for a painting workshop exploring Turner’s working methods in watercolour. The gallery will look at his colour palette and various techniques he used to create a landscape. Using these methods the gallery will paint a watercolour landscape inspired by paintings from the exhibition.
£25 adults | £22 Friends




Ladies Pub Lunch

Join the ladies for a lunch at The Woodlark in Bordon. This will be the final lunch at this venue so on February 19th do contact Farnham Assist for the new venue.

This is a very friendly group with ladies who will welcome you and understand what it’s like to live on your own and get lonely. There is an extensive menu with 2 for 1 choices.

Meet the ladies there or transportation can be arranged.

Please call  01252 717710.




Carers Cafe

Do you care for someone with dementia?
If so pop along and meet others alike for support and advice.




Woking in the 50s and 60s: An Illustrated Talk

A nostalgic look at Woking that includes the railway station in the last years of steam trains, the town centre before it was redeveloped, the cycle speedway craze of the 1950s, floods at Old Woking in 1968, and Woking’s CND group on the march! The talk will be given by David Rose, a local historian who specialises in the modern history of Woking and Guildford. He edits the ‘Peeps into the Past’ page in the ‘Woking News & Mail’.

Advance booking required. Talks last for approximately 45 minutes with a short time for questions. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the evening talks. Wine and juice are available to purchase at evening talks.
£6 Adults | £4 Friends




Tour of ‘Picturing People: The Ingram Collection’

Join a member of The Lightbox team as they tour the ‘Picturing People: The Ingram Collection’ exhibition and provide a fascinating insight into how it was put together. Numbers are limited. Advance booking required. If you do not have a Day or Annual pass it will be necessary to purchase one to attend this tour. If this applies to you please arrive early to purchase a pass from Reception.

Day Pass £4.50 | Under 18s Free




Burns Night at Farnham Castle

Come to Farnham Castle and celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s best loved bard:-

– Drinks and canapés served on arrival
– Seated dining in the Great Hall
– Traditional Scottish menu to include haggis
– Professional Piper to pipe in the haggis
– Entertaining toasts and poetry recitals
– Dram of whisky to toast the haggis
– Live Ceilidh Band and Dancing
– Late bar overlooking Farnham

All for just £79 per person – limited spaces available – book now to avoid disappointment.




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.




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.
Attendees are invited to come early for dinner and a drink in the new Seasons café and have a look in the Shop before making your way upstairs for the 8.00pm comedy night.
£8 Adult | £6 Friends




Tilford Bach Society Chamber Concert

Baroque Flute Ensembles from the Royal College of Music arranged by Rachel Brown

Two separate flute/strings ensembles led by baroque flautists Amelia Shakespeare and Mafalda Ramos with Aidan Phillips (Harpsichord)

Programme includes:

Michel Blavet – Sonata In B minor Op.3
Telemann ‘Paris Quartet’ no 1. in G Major
Telemann Fantasia no 7 ‘Alla Francese’
Quantz trio sonata in g minor

Cost £14.50 in advance via website or £16.00 on the door. 8-25 year olds free. Parents/teachers accompanying school age children also free.




Vintage Fashion Fair Farnham

Spend a leisurely Saturday browsing and buying from the many stalls of beautiful vintage clothing shoes, handbags, hats, jewellery and textiles. All authentically vintage and dating from 1900’s – 1980’s. The fair offers wearable vintage at affordable prices and a selection of vintage designer labels. Something to suit all tastes and budgets.




Wedding Open Day at Farnham Castle

Let the glitz and glamour of your Christmas celebrations continue into the New Year as award winning wedding venue Farnham Castle opens its doors for a glittering Winter Wonderland themed Wedding Open Day on the 27th January:

– Meet Farnham Castle’s award winning Wedding Planners and recommended suppliers
– Sample delicious canapés and cocktails
– Enjoy guided tours of the stunning palace buildings and beautiful grounds
– Ask the experts any wedding questions you might have to help plan your big day!

Go online to register and receive a complimentary glass of bubbles and a goody bag on arrival. Visit: http://www.farnhamcastle-weddings.co.uk/wedding-open-days/




Grayshott Folk Club presents: A Barn Dance with The Hog’s Back Band

Grayshott Folk Club presents: A Barn Dance with: THE HOG’s BACK BAND
As an antidote to “Blue Monday” and the bleak midwinter, Grayshott Folk Club is inviting everyone to one of their occasional Barn Dances at Grayshott Village Hall. This one is for those who want to have a bit of fun and who don’t take their dancing too seriously.

But don’t worry if you have never been to a Barn Dance before the caller on the night will be Lisa Purkiss who will put everyone at their ease and make things as simple as possible for us all. Lisa also has a wicked sense of humour……

The music will be provided by Farnham’s very own Hog’s Back Band. They played at our first ever Barn Dance and went down well with us all.
Why not bring the whole family along and make this a night for all generations?

Tickets are £12 for adults and £6 for Under 16s and are available from:
Grayshott Post Office/Grayshott Wine Centre/Haslemere Bookshop
or you can ring Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096

Grayshott Folk Club
www.grayshottfolkclub.co.uk
www.grayshott.com/events/




Verdi Requiem

Waverley Singers is joining forces with Romsey Choral Society for this performance of Verdi’s towering masterpiece, the Messa da Requiem.

Famously described as ‘an opera in all but name’, it’s conceived on a huge scale, with four soloists, large orchestra including an oversized bass drum and offstage brass fanfares. It’s simply high drama from start to finish, an extraordinarily dramatic and powerful work.

The performance takes place in Guildford Cathedral on Saturday 27th January, conducted by Waverley Singers’ Director of Music, Richard Pearce. It features soloists from the Josephine Baker Trust; Clare Tunney – soprano, Hannah Poulsom – alto, Frederick de Tommaso – tenor, Michael Mofidian – bass, with the Brandenburg Sinfonia

Tickets are now available from all Waverley Singers members, online at Ticketsource.co.uk, as well as at Strutt & Parker, Farnham, and Newbury Building Society, Alton. Please note that seats are unnumbered and available from a general allocation for each section.




Music in the Vineyard

Enjoy live music from the very popular, local band ‘Out of the Shadows’ who will be be performing a variety of fantastic songs from the Sixties. The band re-create the classic instrumental and vocal sounds of the era which get everyone signing along and dancing.

You can also treat yourself to a homemade cake which will be available from the charity tea stand, this week hosted by Farnham ASSIST.

 




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.




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.




Marcel Ronay: Tranquility and Stability after two World Wars

With pastoral and bucolic images, themes of tranquility and peace are reflected in Marcel Ronay’s art, created in England in the 1940s and 1950s. The exhibition will reflect the artist’s contentment with colourful seascapes, riverscapes, urban scenes and forest landscapes displayed.
Free entry | Donations welcome




Kids Quiz – Fundraiser for Greater Farnham Woodcraft Folk

A Quiz for all kids and kids at heart.
No ‘prize for the best team’ – this is about fun, cooperation, even learning more about each other and our community! There will be many rounds that will have participants moving about, dancing, singing, drawing, sculpting, navigating, building and more.

Timings:
Event Starts – 12:30pm
Lunch* provided from 12:30 ( activities will be ready to engage first to finish eating)
Activities / rounds / Challenges start about 1~1:15pm
(Bake Sale** available throughout, costs vary)
Finish 3pm
*Lunch is included in the ticket price. It will be an oven jacket potato with filling options including mild cheddar cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, mild beef chili. Tea, Coffee and juice will be available.
**Bake Sale is not included, a selection of treats will be donated by volunteers and sold.

TICKETS:
*Tickets will be on sale at local events and on eBay, with all profit going to the Woodcraft Folk Charity.
*There are 12 tables in the hall, each seating 8 people.
*Groups under 8 will be put together, please notify me or GreaterFarnham as soon as possible if there is a seating preference.
*All youth must be with a responsible adult. (no dropping off/baby-sitting)
*Tiny non-walkers are welcome to share seats with adults. If your smaller sibling will be sitting in their own chair, please purchase a ticket for their seat.
*Tickets MUST be purchased in ADVANCE! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332469280404?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Greater Farnham Woodcraft Folk is a new district of the Woodcraft Folk national charity. This group started in September 2017, we meet Tuesdays during term time at 4pm. Please find us on the Woodcraft Folk website or our Facebook Group . It’s a friendly gathering and we warmly welcome new friends. Profit from this fundraiser will help our group grow.

The Woodcraft Folk is an educational movement for children and young people, designed to develop self confidence and activity in society, with the aim of building a world based on equality, friendship, peace and cooperation. Woodcraft Folk is a registered charity in England & Wales (1148195) and in Scotland (SC039791). And a Limited Company, registered in England & Wales, Company No. 8133727.

f: https://www.facebook.com/groups/742781592548419/

We have another imaginative fundraiser – A Detective Game which involves solving a mystery word during a small circular walk. For more information see the eBay listing – https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332469280404?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649




Out of the Dolls House: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage and Fashion

From corsets to bra-burning, fashion has been closely linked to women’s equality for well over 100 years. Join us this spring to discover how fashions have changed during the last 100 years, as the role of women in society has been radically altered since first getting the vote in February 1918. Free entry.




Music at lunchtime, 2017/2018 season

A varied cycle of luncthime music recitals at the Farnham United Reformed Church. Admission is free, donations will be gratefully accepted and will support the artist and the church.

Please note date changes on the following dates:

8 November 2017 (2nd Wednesday) instead of 1 November
31 January 2018 (5th Wednesday) instead of 7 February

Poster of the event




Film Nights: Van Gogh: Painted with Words

This month’s screening is ‘Van Gogh: Painted with Words’ (2010). It tells the story of Vincent Van Gogh, with dialogue sourced from his own words. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Parker, Aidan McArdle, and directed by Andrew Hutton.
Attendees are invited to come early for dinner and a drink in the new Seasons café which will be serving a delicious tapas menu on film nights. Guests can also browse in the Shop or the galleries before making your way upstairs for the 8.00pm screening.
Advance booking required.
£8 Adults | £6 Friends




Tilford Bach Society Lecture Recital

Local composer Matthew Taylor will give an illustrated talk about Bernstein in the 100th anniversary year of the birth of this brilliant composer and conductor. Matthew met and studied with Bernstein and this evening will be a tribute to his mentor.




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.




Penguin Activity Week at Birdworld

Join the festivities at Birdworld this February Half Term with a celebration of all things penguin! Running daily from Monday 12th – Friday 16th Feb 2018 (11am to 3.30pm) Birdworld will have a packed programme of activities including penguin-themed arts and crafts, penguin feeding talks at 11am and 3.30pm and even a penguin exploration trail around the park to keep the most active of minds enchanted by the black and white seabirds! Visitors aged 7+ who complete the special trail by 3pm will even win the chance to feed one of the park’s two colonies of penguins during the afternoon feeding session that day! (Daily winners under 7 will receive a cuddly penguin toy). For more information visit www.birdworld.co.uk or call 01420 22992.

Park Open 10am – 4.30pm – Events running between 11am and 3.30pm




Riverbank Landscapes (4 – 8 year olds)

Using modelling materials, pipe cleaners, new and recycled materials, make your own 3D Riverbank landscape.
Advance booking required. All materials included, but don’t forget to bring something to take your project home in.
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult goes free. £8 per child (4 – 8 year olds)




Mini Floating Boats

Using corks and recycled materials, make your own mini boats that can float down the canal or your bathtub.

Suitable for children aged 4+ but all ages are welcome. Younger children may need a bit of adult help and all children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials included. Please note that you may have to wait if the Education Studio is full.
Free entry | Suggested Donation £3




Valentine’s Day Food and Film Night

Champagne cocktail, four course dinner created by our chef Neil, and film showing of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the Ambassador Room.
After last year’s sell-out event, Lightbox would like to invite you again to join them on this most romantic of evenings.
Come early and enjoy a quiet view of the current exhibitions, and browse our artisan gift shop.
Advance booking essential.
£49 Adult | £45 Friends
Menu details coming soon.




Beetle Drive

Do you play Beetle?
Fancy trying?
Farnham ASSIST are holding a game on Wednesday 21st February at Church House, Union Road, Farnham GU9 7PT from 2pm.
All welcome. With tea & cake and a raffle. £5 per person, all proceeds go to Farnham ASSIST Charity.
Phone 01252 717710 or email info@farnham-assist.org.uk for more details.




Tilford Bach Society Chamber Concert

Alexandra Lomeiko (violin) and Antonina Suhanova (piano) in recital
Schubert: Grand Duo in A major for violin and piano, D.574
Ravel: Sonata for violin and piano in G major
Bach: Sonata for violin and piano no. 4 in C minor, BWV.1017
Beethoven: “Kreutzer” Sonata No.9, Op47




J.M.W. Turner and ‘the Matchless Vale of Thames’

This talk explores the importance to Turner of this small part of the Thames, and the ways in which poetry shaped his work.
Turner found great inspiration in the Arcadian landscape which forms the famous view from Richmond Hill, described by the 18th century poet James Thomson as ‘the Matchless Vale of Thames’. He rented property at nearby Isleworth and Hammersmith, and finally bought his own piece of landscape at Twickenham, where he built Sandycombe Lodge, to his own designs.
Catherine Parry-Wingfield is an art historian and is chairman of Turner’s House Trust. She has worked extensively on the history of the house and its new presentation to the public.

£6 Adults, £4 Friends




Carers Cafe

Do you care for someone with dementia?
If so pop along and meet others alike for support and advice.




Knit and Stitch Craft Group at Farnham Library

Visit Farnham Library on Friday 2nd March 2:30 – 4pm for their first knit and stitch craft group, meeting alternative Friday afternoons. Bring along your own project to work on and meet some new people! Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be available for a small charge of 50p.

For more information contact Farnham Library on 0300 200 1001 or visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries




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 at lunchtime, 2017/2018 season

A varied cycle of luncthime music recitals at the Farnham United Reformed Church. Admission is free, donations will be gratefully accepted and will support the artist and the church.

Please note date changes on the following dates:

8 November 2017 (2nd Wednesday) instead of 1 November
31 January 2018 (5th Wednesday) instead of 7 February

Poster of the event




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.




Tilford Bach Society Lecture Recital

Laurence Cummings is the President of Tilford Bach Society. He is one of Britain’s most exciting and versatile exponents of historical performance both as conductor and harpsichord player. He worked closely with our founder Denys Darlow, used to play frequently at the Tilford Bach Festival and was Musical Director from the late 1990s until 2010 when he handed over to Adrian Butterfield.
Cost £14.50 in advance via website or £!6.00 on the door. 8-25 year olds free. Parents or teachers accompanying school age children free.




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.




Tilford Bach Society Poetry and Music Recital

Graham Fawcett, Elizabeth Cooney & Grace Mo in a recital of Poetry, Violin & Piano music
Programme to be announced – see website
Cost £15.00 on the door or £10.00 in advance via website. 8-25 year olds free. Parents or teachers accompanying school age children free.




Family Concert with Katy Ashworth (as seen on CBeebies)

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Beethoven: 1st Movement of Symphony No 5
John Williams: Jurassic Park
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Bernstein: Mambo from West Side Story
John Williams: Main Theme from Star Wars
Guest Conductor : Mark Biggins
Narrator : Katy Ashworth (as seen on CBeebies)

The FSO’s Family Concert is designed to appeal to music lovers of all ages and includes some varied and popular works, including film themes and pieces from the BBCs “Ten Pieces” Project. Budding instrumentalists should enjoy the way that different instruments play the different characters in Peter and the Wolf, and we are particularly excited to welcome local actress, Katy Ashworth (as seen on CBeebies), to narrate this timeless classic. Well known for presenting the TV programme ‘I Can Cook’, Katy featured in the inaugural CBeebies prom at the Royal Albert Hall in 2014. Our very own leader Hollie Chapman will take the solo violin role in Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending (eight times voted the nation’s favourite in the Classic FM Hall of Fame) and if percussion is more your thing, the Mambo from West Side Story won’t disappoint, needing several players to swap between everything from a cow bell to a whistle!

The concert will take place at 14:30 so make sure you make a note of the start time. If you are interested in learning more about some of the pieces have a look on the BBC Ten Pieces website, where you’ll find videos, MP3s and teaching resources (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04pc0j8).

The concert is aimed at Key Stage 2-3 children but children of all ages are of course welcome if they enjoying listening to music!




American Connections

Farnham & Bourne Choral Society perform works by Gjeilo, Lauridsen and Thompson.




Charity Concert presented by Farnham Music and Drama for Bells Piece

Farnham Music and Drama School are doing a fundraising concert for Bells Piece.




Carers Cafe

Do you care for someone with dementia?
If so pop along and meet others alike for support and advice.




Music at lunchtime, 2017/2018 season

A varied cycle of luncthime music recitals at the Farnham United Reformed Church. Admission is free, donations will be gratefully accepted and will support the artist and the church.

Please note date changes on the following dates:

8 November 2017 (2nd Wednesday) instead of 1 November
31 January 2018 (5th Wednesday) instead of 7 February

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Pop Up Café at The Museum of Farnham

The museum’s popular Pop Up Café will return this Easter. Join them in April and enjoy a selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as delicious cakes. Thursday 5th, Saturday 7th, Thursday 12th & Saturday 14th April.




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.




Creative Writing Workshop

Take part in a fantastic creative writing workshop led by Ally Sherrick, author of Black Powder and winner of the Young Quills Award from the Historical Association. Use real Museum objects to inspire and create your own stories. Booking essential, to confirm your place please contact the museum. Suitable for ages 8-12. £5 per child.




Down Memory Lane….

Farnham Museum Curators will be giving a talk about the local history of Farnham, we will be serving a cream tea and having a music time.
All welcome on 11th April at 2pm.
Cost £5
Contact Farnham ASSIST on 01252 717710 or info@farnham-assist.org.uk




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.




Fashion and Freedom – Women’s Emancipation and Dress

Talk by Grace Evans, Keeper of Costume, Chertsey Museum. Grace will take you on a walk through the story of women’s emancipation and its connection to the history of dress. Starting in the 1840s and taking in the Suffragettes along the way, the talk will end with the fight for women’s lib and 1980s power dressing.

This talk complements an exhibition of women’s dress and a display of Suffragette memorabilia which can be seen at Chertsey Museum until early September 2018. Free entry.




Music at lunchtime, 2017/2018 season

A varied cycle of luncthime music recitals at the Farnham United Reformed Church. Admission is free, donations will be gratefully accepted and will support the artist and the church.

Please note date changes on the following dates:

8 November 2017 (2nd Wednesday) instead of 1 November
31 January 2018 (5th Wednesday) instead of 7 February

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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.




Farnham & Bourne Choral Society Spring Concert

Beethoven – Mass in C
Beethoven – Symphony No. 1
Mozart – Kyrie in D Minor

Tickets £15 call 01252-721075




Farnham walking festival 2018

Following the great success of the first ever walking festival for Farnham in 2017, Farnham Town Council with a team of volunteer walk leaders and Breaking Free, will be holding a two week long free festival of walking.

More information to follow.




Kelly’s Cycle Challenge

The Kelly’s Cycle Challenge returns for a fourth consecutive year with more of the same beautiful routes for you to enjoy.

At Alice Holt HQ there will be stalls and activities to cater for all the needs of the cyclists and spectators who come to enjoy the atmopshere and cheer the cyclists on!

All three routes follow quiet country roads, with plenty of great views and open road riding to be had.

The long distance is great for the seasoned cyclist, whilst the middle distance is a firm favourite, and will also suit those those looking for a step up from the short course or those in training for a longer ride. The 25 mile route sets off later and is ideal for new riders plus families with older children.

Entrance is by voluntary donation. Kelly’s cover all costs so every penny given goes directly to challengers.

We suggest a minimum voluntary donation in line with other similar events but please give generously.




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.




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.




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.




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.




Songs of Praise Service

Join our celebration for the International Day of Older Persons.

Come along to enjoy singing the favourite hymns of some of Farnham’s older people.

Stay afterwards to enjoy a delicious tea and time to chat with friends.

All welcome

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




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.




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.




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.




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.