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  1. A person is sitting in a work bench, they are using a wooden tool to shape a molten hot piece of glass on the end of a metal rod. The glass is so hot it is glowing orange.

    Welcome to Farnham Craft Town’s first artist in residence

    Farnham World Craft Town’s first artist in residence has arrived in Farnham. 

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  2. Man and woman smiling.

    An inside view of Farnham Literary Festival from Jack Jewers

    An exclusive interview with Jack Jewers and an insight into Farnham Literary Festival. 

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  3. Inside the vineyard church looking down towards stage. Mayor of Farnham doing opening speech with crowd watching.

    Free, live music

    The last of this year’s free Music in the Vineyard concerts will take place on Sunday 25 February.

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  4. Male wearing a light coloured suit. Sitting in a red armchair.

    Tickets go on sale for Farnham Literary Festival 

    Tickets have been released for Farnham Literary Festival (1 to 10 March) which includes a line-up of best-selling authors and local talent. 

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    Town centre tree to be felled for safety 

    A detailed inspection of a prominent Lombardy poplar in Gostrey Meadow has revealed that the over-mature tree needs to be felled for safety reasons. 

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  6. Smiling female in nurse's tunic and the Mayor draw a name from a blue bowl.

    Winner of Christmas hamper is revealed 

    The winner of Farnham Town Council’s Twelve Days of Christmas competition was announced just in time for Christmas. 

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  7. Female with holding a child looking at a Grinch-themed mobile bar covered in pink, green and white balloons.

    Rain fails to dampen spirits at Farnham Christmas Market

    Farnham’s residents have once again shown that it takes more than bad weather to keep them away from a Town Council event. 

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  8. Choir singing in a church.

    Civic Christmas Carol Service enjoyed by all

    It was a full house at St Andrew’s church on Wednesday as people came together for the Mayor of Farnham’s Civic Christmas Carol Service.

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  9. Garden set amidst chapel ruins.

    Hale Chapels’ Garden is selected for a prestigious award 

    Farnham Town Council has been selected as a 2024 regional finalist in the prestigious Civic Trust Awards for its creation of a garden on the site of two former chapels. 

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  10. People on stage at Christmas lights switch-on

    Man proposes to girlfriend at Christmas lights switch-on

    Farnham Town Council’s Christmas Lights Switch-On was full of surprises this year with the biggest surprise of all reserved for Louisa Remnant-Shreeve from Farnham. 

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  11. Group of people in high visibility vests holding litter pickers

    Join in the town centre litter pick 

    Could you spare a little time to help make Farnham look ship shape for Remembrance Sunday?

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  12. Remembrance Sunday parade

    Town to turn out for Remembrance Sunday parade 

    Farnham’s annual Remembrance Parade and Service is on Sunday 12 November. 

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  13. Pantomime characters, Father Christmas and a female waving

    Christmas lights spectacular

    Farnham’s official countdown to Christmas begins on Saturday 18 November with the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights.

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  14. Group of people standing in front of a wall displaying plaques.

    New notable name revealed on commemorative wall

    Kitty Milroy is the latest name to be unveiled on a wall that commemorates Notable Names of Farnham.

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  15. Mayor holding a certificate. Man on right of Mayor holding a glass trophy.

    Community thanked for contribution to Farnham in Bloom

    Farnham Town Council has hosted an awards ceremony to thank and give recognition to the hundreds of people who helped the town achieve its best year yet at South & South East in Bloom. 

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  16. Male and female holding a large cheque

    Grant pots open for applications

    Farnham Town Council is inviting local groups to apply for funds from two grant pots which total more than £50,000. 

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    Outstanding year for Farnham in Bloom at awards

    Farnham in Bloom has achieved its best ever performance at this year’s South and South East in Bloomawards in what was a very challenging year.

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  18. Close up of a hand cutting glass.

    Choose from over 100 activities during Farnham’s October Craft Month

    Renowned ceramicist Dame Magdalene Odundo DBE will launch a month-long celebration of craft on 1 October. 

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  19. Crowd of people in street. Market stalls in background

    Farnham’s Food and Drink Festival is hot stuff! 

    Farnham’s Food and Drink Festival on Sunday was a sizzling success with people turning out en masse for a celebration of gastronomy.

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    Farnham’s Great Big Feastival Returns  

    Farnham’s culinary event of the year is back, and it promises to be tastier than ever! 

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  21. Female holding a baby is presented with an envelope by Mayor and a female wearing a green blouse.

    Treat Yourself in Farnham winner announced 

    A mum of three from Aldershot is the lucky winner of Farnham Town Council’s Treat Yourself in Farnham competition. 

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  22. Four men standing in a row smiling.

    A First for Farnham Town Council

    The Council Chamber at the Town Hall was packed with visitors during Farnham’s Heritage Open Days with a significant exhibition of the work of Pauline Baynes. 

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  23. Man dressed in a white sparkly outfit playing a white grand piano.

    Gin Festival fizzed with excitement! 

    Limongino seemed to be the drink that everybody was talking about at the 2023 Gin and Fizz Festival on Saturday (2 September).

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  24. Four people smiling. One is holding a display panel.

    Award for nature 

    Farnham Biodiversity Partnership has been declared a ‘high flyer’ and has received an award from the Surrey Wildlife Trust in recognition of its work. 

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  25. Group of four females enjoying a gin cocktail.

    Tipples combine to create a gin-tastic fizz-tival  

    Tickets are selling fast for Farnham’s Gin and Fizz Festival on Saturday 2 September. 

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    Farnham wins three Green Flag Awards

    Farnham Town Council’s efforts to provide well-managed green spaces for the community have been recognised with the award of not one but three international quality marks.

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  27. A photo showing Farnham station with flowers blooming in the forefront

    Consultation on the closure of Farnham ticket office

    Take part in the consultation to have your say on South Western Railway's proposal to close the ticket office at Farnham station.

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    Extreme Mountain Bike Show returns to Farnham

    The Extreme Mountain Bike Show returns to Gostrey Meadow in Farnham on Wednesday 9 August. 

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  29. Two males and an older lady in a wheelchair unveiling a plaque on a brick wall.

    New notable names are unveiled on commemorative wall

    A plaque bearing the names of Sir Ray Tindle and Lady Beryl Tindle is the latest to appear on a town centre wall dedicated to notable names of Farnham. 

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  30. Mum holding a dress up to her daughter.

    Deadline extended for Treat Yourself in Farnham competition 

    The deadline for the Treat Yourself in Farnham competition has been extended.  

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  31. Group of people outside a church.

    Mayor of Farnham renews his promises of office

    The Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Alan Earwaker renewed his promises of office for the third year running at Sunday’s Civic Service. 

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  32. Two females walking past a shop.

    Businesses sign up to Treat Yourself in Farnham 

    There’s not long left for people to enter the competition to win a two-night stay at The Bush and £1,000 in vouchers to spend in Farnham.

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  33. Group of people in a garden.

    Hale Chapels’ Garden officially opens 

    Deputy Lieutenant Bill Biddell has officially opened a new space for people to enjoy quiet contemplation in Upper Hale.

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  34. Pink and white flowers.

    Bright colours and bold plants add drama to Farnham in Bloom

    Volunteers and Farnham Town Council are working hard to ensure the town is in tip top condition and ready for the judging of its entries into the Town Centre and Large Town categories of South and South East in Bloom.

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  35. Two females sitting in deckchairs in a garden with a hotel in the background.

    Businesses invited to take part in Treat Yourself in Farnham

    Farnham Town Council is inviting Farnham’s town centre shops and businesses to get involved in a campaign to encourage customers and clients to return to Farnham.

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  36. Two females in a clothes shop.

    Win £1,000 and treat yourself in Farnham

    Shoppers are being enticed back to Farnham with a competition to win a two-night stay for two and breakfast at The Bush Hotel plus, £1,000 to spend at participating Farnham businesses.

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  37. Man in sunglasses and colourful jacket

    Farnham music mix up

    Proms & Pop in the Park is coming to Farnham on Sunday 25 June from 12 to 6pm.

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  38. Lady in a paint splattered apron with Mayor holding a square of tie dyed material

    Sustainability Festival gives ideas on how to be greener  

    Music lovers and people wanting to learn more about how they can make a positive difference on the planet flocked to Gostrey Meadow on Sunday for a double bill of entertainment. 

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  39. Gazebos on a meadow.

    Top tips on how to live a healthier, greener and more sustainable life 

    ‘Recycle, reuse and repair’ is the theme for Farnham’s Sustainability Festival on Sunday 11 June at Gostrey Meadow.

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  40. Male guitarist and female singing.

    Music in the Meadow Returns 

    Relaxing, laid-back Sunday afternoons are set to return to Gostrey Meadow with the arrival of Music in the Meadow on Sunday 28 May from 3-5pm.  

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