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2018 About Guildford Summer Festival Guildford Summer Festival is a non-profit enterprise, established by Guildford Borough Council in 1983. The Festival is an umbrella event which helps to publicise as many local events as possible. If you run an event which you would like to include next year, please contact the Festival Organiser.

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Chairman: Hon. Alderman Terence Patrick Festival Organiser: Diana Roberts Festival Committee: Kevin Lorimer, Nicola Price, Cllr Gordon Jackson and Alexander Joyner

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Welcome to the Guildford Summer Festival 2018 It gives me great pleasure to introduce the hugely popular programme of events planned for this year’s Guildford Summer Festival that runs from 8 June to 12 August. The programme includes all the traditional festival events that have been so well supported over the years including the Craft Market that highlights the very best of the craft maker’s art, the now well established Farmers Market that showcases the very best of local produce - the challenge is to walk by without the urge to buy something!, the Guildford Cricket Festival, Guildford Beer Festival both extremely popular events and don’t miss the messing about on the river with the Guildford Lions charity fund raising Raft Race. There are lots of celebrations of Alice in Wonderland this year book a free Town Guide Walk to make sure that nothing is missed, from the ‘Alice Day’ to the Guildford Shakespeare Company performances. There is also quality drama at outdoor venues, where you can enjoy a picnic and a performance in stunning surroundings including the Castle Grounds, the Law College and Racks Close. Not forgetting events at G Live, the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford House Gallery and many other heritage sites. There really is something for everyone and I am sure the whole family will be able to enjoy a wonderful day out during the Guildford Summer Festival 2018; details of which are contained in this brochure and on the website. I am sure you will join me in thanking all the event organisers, sponsors and contributors for their efforts and support, which makes the Guildford Summer Festival the great success that it is.

Councillor Mike Parsons Mayor of Guildford

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Regular Events




Arts & Heritage


Chronological Events ......... 6 Getting to Guildford......... 15 Guildford Fringe Festival.... 17



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Throughout and Pre-Festival Weekly May - Sept Free Guided Walks of Guildford FAMILY FREE Wednesday afternoons A guided tour of Guildford’s Hydro power station FAMILY FREE Every Sunday Watts Gallery Artists’ Village - The Make Space FAMILY 21 April - 16 June Heritage - Tunsgate - A Century of Change FREE 19 May - 14 July Heritage - Sitting Down for Our Rights FREE 26 May - 8 July Heritage - Finding Our Voice FREE June 2018 June/July The Keep - 2018 World Cup - Shown Live 1-9 June Yvonne Arnaud Theatre - The Producers 8 June The Keep - Gin & Jazz Evening with Miss Dolores 8 June G Live - Kevin and Karen 9 June G Live - The Illegal Eagles 9 June G Live - The Amazing Thing FAMILY 9 June Surrey Sports Park - Surrey Storm vs Team Northumbria 10 June ‘Round the Hogs Back’ Cycle Ride FAMILY FREE 12 June Hatchlands Park - The Bluestocking Legacy: a salon discussion 12-16 June G Live - Cirque Berserk 13 June Surrey Sports Park - Surrey Business Expo 14-15 July Surrey Sports Park - World Cup at The Bench Sports Bar 14-16 June Yvonne Arnaud Theatre - David Baddiel’s ANiMALCOLM 14-30 June Guildford Shakespeare Company - Robin Hood FAMILY 15-16 June The Guildford Beer Festival 15-23 June Guildford Craft Festival FAMILY FREE 16 June Life is a Song - a charity concert FAMILY 16 June Surrey Sports Park - Surrey Storm vs Manchester Thunder 16 June Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Furniture Restoration 16 June Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Life & Portrait 16 June Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Meditation 16 June Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Social Media 17 June The Keep - Songbird 18-23 June Yvonne Arnaud Theatre - Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain 20-23 June The Guildford Cricket Festival FAMILY 21-23 June Yvonne Arnaud Theatre - The Time Machine 22 June Guildford Lido 85th Birthday FAMILY 23 June Surrey Mozart Players - Season Finale Gala Concert FAMILY 23 June Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Drawing & Painting 23 June Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Hand Embroidery 23 June - 15 July Heritage - North Surrey Artists Summer Exhibition FREE 26 June G Live - The Carpenters Story 28 June G Live - 90s Mania - Starring S Club and 5ive! 28 June Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Glass Fusing Workshop 28-29 June Yvonne Arnaud Theatre - A Doll’s House 28-30 June Yvonne Arnaud Theatre - Bugsy Malone 29 June The Keep - GG Club - Gin & Pimms Extravaganza 29 June - 29 July Guildford Fringe Festival 30 June Chantry Singers Summer Concert with Ninebarrow FAMILY 30 June Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Japanese Calligraphy 30 June Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Picture Glazing 30 June Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Sculpture July 2018 Thursdays July The Keep - Film and a Meal Evenings 3 July Guildford Summer Festival Farmers’ Market FREE 3 July G Live - Giovanni Pernice


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Regular Events

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July 2018 (continued) 3 July Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Cookery 4 July Guildford Town Centre Cycle Races FAMILY FREE 4-19 July Yvonne Arnaud Theatre - Yvonne Arnaud Art FAMILY FREE 7 July Guildford Lions Charity Raft Race FAMILY FREE 7-8 July GMES Stoke Park Railway Gala Weekend FAMILY FREE 9 July The Keep - 1000 Monkeys Poetry Open Mic 10-12 July Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Jewellery 3 Day Workshop 12 July G Live - Medea Electronica 13-21 July Pranksters Theatre Company - The Taming of The Shrew FAMILY 13-28 July Guildford Shakespeare Company - Love’s Labour’s Lost FAMILY 14 July Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Printing - Lino Cutting 14 July - 16 Sept Heritage - The Discerning Eye FREE 15 July Surrey Sports Park - Tennis Open Day 15 July Hatchlands Park - The Bluestocking Club: Beauty and the Beast FAMILY 21 July Circle Eight Film Group’s Premiere Night FAMILY 21-22 July Cheese & Chilli Festival FAMILY 21 July - 29 Sept Heritage - Take a Closer Look FREE From 23 July Surrey Sports Park - Summer Junior Sport Camps 25 July G Live - Danny Baker 25-28 July The Herald Players - Treasure Island FAMILY 26 July Hatchlands Park - The Importance of Being Earnest 27 July G Live - Jason Manford 27-29 July The Garden Show in Summer at Loseley Park FAMILY 29 July The Keep - Charity Quiz Afternoon August 2018 1-22 August Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Watercolour 4-5 August The Loxwood Joust FAMILY 5 August Heritage - Inspired By Alice Family Fun Day FAMILY FREE 5 August Hatchlands Park - The Tempest 7 August Guildford Summer Festival Farmers’ Market FREE 8-9 August Hatchlands Park - Peter Pan FAMILY 11 August Hatchlands Park - Dirty Dancing 11-12 August The Loxwood Joust FAMILY 11 August - 27 Oct Heritage - Flood FREE 12 August Hatchlands Park - Pride and Prejudice 16-18 August Guildford On Sea - Urban Beach FAMILY FREE 17 August Guildford Lido - Finding Nemo FAMILY 17-19 August Weyfest 2018 FAMILY 18 August Hatchlands Park - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 18 August Guildford Lido - Pitch Perfect FAMILY 19 August Guildford Lido - The Fast and The Furious FAMILY 20-23 August Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Introduction to Counselling 22 August Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Creative Writing 23 August Hatchlands Park - The Princess and the Giant FAMILY 23 August Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Computing - Social Media 23-24 August Guildford Adult Learning Centre - Pottery & Claywork 24 August G Live - The Dreamboys Post Festival 1-30 September Guildford Walkfest 2018 FAMILY 22 Sept - 6 Oct Heritage - An Encounter with Colour FREE 7-14 October Guildford Book Festival FAMILY 13 Oct - 3 Nov Guildford Shakespeare Company - Alice in Wonderland FAMILY December Heritage - Christmas at Guildford Castle FREE

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A choice of walks weekly from May to September

Free Guided Walks No booking required

Guildford Town Centre, GU1 3AA For our full list of walks contact: TIC 01483 444 334 or see Walks take around 11⁄2 hours.

Discover Guildford’s past, a history stretching back over a thousand years. There is always a free walk starting from Tunsgate Arch at 2.30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from May to September. Why not combine a walk with a shopping or business visit?

Every Wednesday afternoon from 1 - 5pm

A guided tour of Guildford’s Hydro power station

The Toll House, Millbrook (next to the Yvonne Arnaud theatre), Guildford, GU1 3UX Open from 1pm - 5pm. Tours last approx 30mins. Booking required.

Free for all. Family Friendly. Book to visit Guildford’s very Age Restrictions Apply own hydro-electric power station. This renewable energy generation scheme is located in a grade II listed building on the River Wey. Find out about the history of the mill and the how the turbine works on this guided tour. Contact 01483 444509 or email

Sunday 10 June 2018

‘Round the Hogs Back’ Cycle Ride

Departs: Guildford Borough Council Car Park, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BB 9.30am Free for all. Family Friendly.

Guildford Cycle Campaign (G - BUG) is organising a leisurely 24 mile cycle ride along quiet lanes and offroad cycle tracks. The ride will pass through Shalford, Binscombe, Puttenham, Runfold to Tongham then back to Guildford via the ‘Christmas Pie Trail’. Coffee at Puttenham and (late) pub lunch (optional) back at Guildford.


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Throughout the Festival

Historic Guildford in the heart of Surrey Guildford Borough Council manages and cares for a portfolio of heritage buildings of significant and varying historic interest, protected by listed status within conservation areas.

GUILDFORD CASTLE - Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3SX Visit Guildford Castle and head to the top of the Great Tower for a 360 degree panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Inside you’ll find a model of the original castle circa 1300, and interpretation panels tracing its history to the present day. OPENING TIMES: April to Sept: 10am to 5pm daily (last admission 4.30pm). Oct and March: Saturdays and Sundays only, 11am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm). £3.20 ADULTS, £1.60 CHILD/CONC GUILDFORD HOUSE & GALLERY 155 High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ Guildford House is a fascinating 17th century Grade 1 Listed town house located on the High Street. It houses Guildford House Gallery: a changing exhibition space offering a varied programme of art and craft shows, workshops and talks; a craft gift shop; Tourist Information Centre and café, all within a character historic setting. OPENING TIMES: Monday to Saturday: 10am to 4.45pm, Sun: 11am to 4pm (May - Sept). FREE ADMISSION THE BREW HOUSE: Located in the courtyard of Guildford House, shows exhibitions of emerging artists.

THE GUILDHALL - High Street, Guildford GU1 3AA The Guildhall is a 16th/17th century building of great historic interest. Formerly a courtroom and council chamber, the ground floor is of Tudor origin. The classical front of the building is dominated by a magnificent bracket clock made in 1683. OPENING TIMES: May - July Sundays only 11am - 5pm. August Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sundays 11am 5pm. September Sundays only 11am - 5pm. £2 ADULTS, £1 CHILD MEDIEVAL UNDERCROFT - 72 High St, Guildford GU1 3HE The medieval Undercroft is one of the finest examples in the country. Dating from the end of the 13th century, this stone vaulted semi-basement is thought to have been a merchant’s shop, selling wine or expensive cloths or silk. OPENING TIMES: May to September only: Wednesdays, 2pm to 4pm, Saturdays, 12pm to 4pm. FREE ADMISSION

WANBOROUGH BARN Westwood Lane, Wanborough GU3 2JR Wanborough Barn is one of the most important medieval barns in England. Dating from 1388, it was built by the Cisterian monks of Waverley Abbey. The barn holds a permanent display of local and historic interest as well as GUILDFORD MUSEUM special events and exhibitions throughout the summer. Castle Arch, Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3SX 2018 OPEN DAYS: Saturday 21st April 2pm-5pm, Saturday Set in a series of historic buildings just a couple of minutes walk 12th May 2pm-5pm, Saturday 2nd June 2pm-5pm, Sunday from Guildford High Street, the Museum is full of charm and 24th June 2pm-5pm with teas/cakes in the Barn, Saturday interest. Step into the world of prehistoric man, the Romans and 7th July 2pm-5pm, Sunday 22nd July 2pm-5pm with teas/ Saxons, monks and friars, Lewis Carroll and the Victorians. cakes in the Barn, Sunday 5th August 2pm-5pm with teas/ cakes in the Barn. FREE ADMISSION OPENING TIMES: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm (last admission 4.45pm). FREE ADMISSION THE VICTORIAN SCHOOL ROOM 391/2 Castle Street - Guildford GU1 3UQ This building began life as the Providence Chapel built in 1816. Today it houses a specially re-created Victorian schoolroom (available for school visits by appointment), For more information; Tel: 01483 444751 and is the venue for many of our family fun craft sessions. Email: or visit website Open for special events which carry varied charges.


Throughout the Festival

Guildford House, 155 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ 01483 444751




21 April - 16 June

Tunsgate - A Century of Change A display charting the history of the Tunsgate area of Guildford from 1918 to the present day. Tunsgate - A Century of Change: talk by Town Guide Hugh Anscombe on 1 June, 12 - 1pm. Admission Free.

Guildford Museum

19 May - 14 July

Sitting Down for Our Rights: Remembering the 1968 Guildford School of Art Sit-In Explore the story behind the local protest that made national news. Admission Free.

Guildford Museum

26 May - 8 July

Finding our Voice The exhibition showcases their careers including their early and current work. Meet The Artists: your opportunity to meet and question the artists involved in the exhibition on 9 June, 11am - 1pm. Admission Free.

Guildford House & Gallery

23 June - 15 July

North Surrey Artists Summer Exhibition See over 60 original works including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, original folios, prints and cards - all work is for sale. Meet the Artists: 23 June, 11.30 - 2.30pm. Admission Free.

Guildford House & Gallery

14 July - 16 Sept

The Discerning Eye An exhibition of diverse works from the Discerning Eye Collection. All works are 50cm maximum in size. Admission Free.

Guildford House

21 July - 29 Sept

Take a Closer Look A chance to see a selection of objects from Guildford Museum’s collection of over 100,000 pieces. Includes local archaeology and history, needlework and toys and includes Lewis Carroll. Tuesday Tales: Join an informal conversational session for 20 minutes in your lunch break and take a closer look at objects from Guildford Museum’s collection at 1pm on Tuesdays from 24 July to 25 September. Admission Free.

Guildford Museum

5 August 11am - 4pm

Inspired by Alice - Family Fun Day A day of fun for all the family set in the Guildford Castle Grounds. Join in Alice activities, enjoy performances and live music - and its totally FREE! A summer Sunday not to miss. Admission Free.

Guildford Castle & Grounds

11 August - Flood 27 October An exhibition of images and memories of devastating floods that have swept Guildford and Surrey including the waves of water than washed the area in 1968. Admission Free.

Guildford Museum

22 Sept - An Encounter with Colour - Ten paintings by Jennie Tuffs 6 October Jennie Tuffs is a Londoner now working near Edinburgh. She pioneered the fine-art use of her medium, unforgiving liquid acrylics, for her portraits of flowers. Admission Free.

Guildford House & Gallery


Throughout the Festival

Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX 01483 44 00 00



Time Category

Fri 1 - Sat 9 June

The Producers

Various times

Musical Theatre

Thur 14 - Sat 16 June David Baddiel’s ANiMALCOLM

Various times

Family show

Mon 18 - Sat 23 June

Various times


Thur 21 - Sat 23 June The Time Machine



Thur 28 - Sat 30 June

Bugsy Malone

Various times

Youth Theatre

Thur 28 - Fri 29 June

A Doll’s House



Wed 4 - Thur 19 July

Yvonne Arnaud Art

10am - 5pm

Art Exhibition

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Thursday 14 - Saturday 30 June 2018 Guildford Shakespeare Company presents


Racks Close, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3XZ Evenings 7.30pm. Matinees 2.30pm. £25 Adult. £21 Concessions. £16.50 Child. Special Offer: £5 discount when booking for both GSC Summer Shows at the same time. Box Office: 01483 304384. www.guildford-shakespeare-company. Family Friendly.

This summer, Guildford’s award-winning theatre company puts England’s most enduring legend centre stage, in a brand new stage adaptation. Join Robin, Marian, and the Merry Men for a rollicking summer adventure, as they seek to thwart the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham’s plans to steal King Richard’s throne.



Watts Gallery - Artists’ Village



Explore with family trails | Make at drop in workshops | Play in woodlands

Guildford GU3 1DQ | | Book online today The Make Space For all ages | Every Sunday | Free with admission


Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June 2018

The Guildford Beer Festival

The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP

Session One - Friday 6 - 10pm The Ninth Annual Guildford Beer Session Two - Saturday 12 - 4pm Festival will be hosted by Guildford Session Three - Saturday 6 - 10pm Cricket Club and held in marquees Tickets are £10 for each Session. at The Sports Ground in Woodbridge Road, very close to Guildford town No Admittance to Persons Under 18. centre. There will be more than 100 cask ales and chilled craft beers sourced from local independent and micro-breweries plus ciders, wines and soft drinks, a separate Gin Bar, serving locally distilled gins and spirits and two high quality catering concessions. Live musical entertainment at all Sessions. Ample seating in marquees and outdoors. Free car parking. Friday 15 - Saturday 23 June 2018

Guildford Craft Festival

Guildford High Street, GU1 3AA 10am - 5pm daily Free for all. Family Friendly.

An exciting and colourful selection of craft stands enter the High Street to create pop-up shops every day for nine days this summer. Ceramics, leather, jewellery, coppice-work, clothing and much more. Street entertainers on the Saturdays add to the hustle and bustle and summer fun.

Saturday 16 June 2018

Life is a Song - a charity concert

Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford GU1 3RR 7.30pm till 9.30pm

£12.00 Adult. £5.00 Child (under 18) The 200+ voices Family Friendly. of Surrey Music’s impressive choirs, Elmbridge Choir and Elmbridge Ladies Choir, present ‘Life is a Song!’, a rousing and diverse choral compilation of tunes from stage and screen, golden oldies to contemporary pop and everything in between! Raising funds for Home-Start Guildford.



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Throughout the Festival

29-30 Castle Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UW 01483 450600

Date Event

Time Category

Friday 8 June

Gin & Jazz Evening with Miss Dolores 8pm

Live Jazz


2018 World Cup - Shown Live

As Listed

Tele Sport

Sunday 17 June



Live Music

Friday 29 June

GG Club - Gin & Pimms Extravaganza

From 5.30pm

Gin Club Event

Monday 9 July

1000 Monkeys Poetry Open Mic



Thursdays July

Film and a Meal Evenings*


GFF Event

Sunday 29 July

Charity Quiz Afternoon


Charity Event

*Tickets available through The Guildford Fringe Festival

Wednesday 20 June to Saturday 23 June 2018

The Guildford Cricket Festival SURREY CCC v SOMERSET CCC

The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP Play starts at 11 am each day. The gates open at 9.30 am. Tickets: Advance £15 per day, at the gate £20 per day (U-16 juniors accompanied by an adult £1). Call 0844 375 1845 or in person from The Kia Oval, or surreytickets/default.aspx. Family Friendly.

(Specsavers County Championship Div. 1 - four days) from Wednesday 20th June 2018. Play commences at 11.00 am each day.


Where tickets are available from the TIC, you will see this logo: Get your tickets for: Free Guided Walks • The Guildford Beer Festival • Surrey Mozart Players ‘Season Finale Gala Concert’ • Chantry Singers ‘Summer Concert with Ninebarrow’ • Pranksters Theatre Company ‘The Taming of The Shrew’ • Cheese & Chilli Festival • Hatchlands Park Events • The Herald Players ‘Treasure Island’ • Weyfest • The Loxwood Joust • Guildford Book Festival Call in to collect your free map and guided walk programme and buy a souvenir of Guildford!

Visit the Guildford Tourist Information Centre Guildford House, 155 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ (opposite Sainsburys)

Tel: 01483 444333 Email:

Getting to Guildford If you have any queries about transport or the location of a venue, the Tourist Information Centre will be happy to help you. Call them on 01483 444333 or pop into their office at Guildford House, 155 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3AJ. More information on travel and accommodation is available online at

Rail: Regular services run to Guildford from London Waterloo via the main London - Portsmouth line. Fast trains (35 minute journey) run every half hour from London Waterloo. You can also join this main line service from other regional services at Clapham Junction. Guildford is also served by local lines running from Gatwick Airport to Reading. For further information go to or call 03457 484950. Road: For details of the primary access routes to Guildford go to The A3 also links London to the M25 (Junction 10). Parking: If you have any queries about parking facilities, including use of the coach parking and the Park and Ride service, go to or contact the Tourist Information Centre or the venue you wish to visit. Bus: For details of bus routes in and around Guildford, or to plan your journey please go to or call 0871 200 2233.


Saturday 23 June 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Guildford

Season Finale Gala Concert Surrey Mozart Players celebrate the end of their 2017-18 Season in style with Dvorak’s everpopular Symphony No 8, a work packed with the composer’s beloved Bohemian folk music.

7.30pm £19 Adult, £5 Child. Special Offer: Family ticket 2 adults and 2 children £40. Family Friendly. Tickets: TIC 01483 444334

SMP favourite, the American cellist Parry Karp returns to perform Walton’s Cello Concerto, and the evening gets off to a rousing start with Wagner’s Overture Die Meistersingers. Saturday 30 June 2018

St Nicolas Church, Guildford GU2 4AW

Chantry Singers Summer Concert with Ninebarrow

7.30pm till 9.45pm £14 Adult. £2 Child. Tickets: TIC 01483 444334 on the door AND from the choir 07970 627412. Family Friendly.

A concert by awardwinning folk duo NINEBARROW and The Chantry Singers, featuring unique performances of original songs arranged by conductor Roy Rashbrook. Come and hear a fresh take on the choral and folk traditions, in music that is deeply rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles.

Tuesday 3 July 2018

High Street, Guildford, GU1 3AA

Guildford Summer Festival Farmers’ Market

10.30am to 3.30pm Free for all.

Set on the most beautiful picturesque Guildford High Street setting. Over sixty producers offering delicious fresh and local produce: local fresh and smoked Meats, game, fish, fruit and vegetables, cheeses, breads and cakes, preserves, delicious street food, plants, olives and so much more. Come and join us... and taste the best the home counties can offer.



Throughout the Festival

G Live, London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AA 01483 369350

Date Event

Time Category

8 June

Kevin and Karen



9 June

The Illegal Eagles



9 June

The Amazing Thing

11am & 3pm Children’s, Puppetry

12-16 June Cirque Berserk



26 June

The Carpenters Story



28 June

90s Mania - Starring S Club and 5ive!



3 July

Giovanni Pernice



12 July

Medea Electronica



25 July

Danny Baker



27 July

Jason Manford



24 August

The Dreamboys



Wednesday 4 July 2018

Guildford High Street (Upper)

Guildford Town Centre Cycle Races

6-9pm Free for all. Family Friendly.

The most exciting thing to happen on Guildford High Street! Come and watch the best of cycle racing live on the cobbles of Guildford High Street! It’s Fast, furious and free to watch so bring the family!


Free entry Closing date:

17th June 2018 Guildford in Bloom 2018 brings together community groups, businesses, schools and residents to promote imaginative ways to make the borough look it’s best and champion Guildford’s natural environment.

Allotments & Kitchen Gardens

Wildlife Gardens

Residential Front Gardens

Community Projects & School Gardens

Business & Pub Gardens

Entry details, themes and event information: How to enter this free competition: Email your name, your garden or allotment address, your email & phone number to or telephone 01483 444718

Directed by Charlotte Conquest Adapted by Ant Stones from the original story by Lewis Carroll

13 October – 3 November 2018 Starting at ST MARY’S CHURCH, QUARRY STREET Priority Booking 21 August | Booking opens 28 August 01483 304384 |

Guildford Shakespeare Company Trust Ltd is a registered charity No. 1139526



Wednesday 4 July - Thursday 19 July 2018

Yvonne Arnaud Art Guildford Arts’ 23rd summer exhibition at the Mill Studio is an exciting display of contemporary paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics and glasswork from local and nationally renowned artists.

The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX 10am until 5pm Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sunday Free - advance booking is not required. Family Friendly. summer-exhibition-yvonne-arnaud-art

All work is for sale, and on Saturdays there is also an opportunity to meet the Artist. There is also an art quiz for younger visitors during the exhibition.

Saturday 7 July 2018

Guildford Lions Charity Raft Race

Start at Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BE. Finish at Waterside Centre, Riverside, Guildford, GU1 1LW Raft assembly from 1pm. Mayor’s inspection at 2pm. Race starts at 3pm.

This annual charity spectacular will again Free to spectators, £40 for raft take place on the River entrants. Family Friendly. Raft entry Wey between Millmead forms from and Stoughton Waterside Centre. Raft assembly starts at 1pm, the Mayor will inspect the rafts from 2pm and the race will start at 3pm. Entry forms from Guildford Lions. Come and join in the fun.

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July 2018

Stoke Park Railway Gala Weekend

GMES Site, Burchatts Farm, Stoke Park, London Road, Guildford GU1 1TU 10am - 5pm each day Free for all. Family Friendly.

Guildford Model Engineering Society’s special event. Miniature Steam Train rides on two tracks. Garden Railways (16mm & G1), 4mm indoor railway display. Model Traction engines, Model Boats. Model Engineering exhibits (Sun), Art & Craft display (Sat), Woodworking display. Model Engineering traders, Charity stands. Refreshments, Hogs Back Brewery. Parking. FREE Admission.



by Alice

Family Fun Day Sunday 5th August - 11am to 4pm Join us in the grounds of historic Guildford Castle for a day of entertainment inspired by Lewis Carroll’s famous story book character Alice. • Stalls and Refreshments • Explore Guildford Castle • Activities for all the family • Live Music • Craft Activity • Bring a picnic to enjoy the day in the gardens and watch the wonder unfold around you • Come dressed as your favourite character and you may win a prize

Guildford Castle & Grounds - Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3SX Tel: 01483 444751

Official Partner and Radio Station of Inspired by Alice;

Castle Entry: £2 Adults - £1 Children


Throughout the Festival

Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7AD T: 01483 689111



Time Category

Sat 9 June

Surrey Storm vs Team Northumbria


Live sport

Wed 13 June

Surrey Business Expo

09:00 - 16:00


Thur 14 June - Sun 15 July

Watch the World Cup at The Bench Various Sports Bar

Live sport / food & drink

Sat 16 June

Surrey Storm vs Manchester Thunder


Live sport

Sun 15 July

Tennis Open Day


Family sport

From Mon 23 July

Summer Junior Sport Camps


Junior sport

Friday 13 - Saturday 21 July 2018 (not Mon 16) Pranksters Theatre Company present

The Taming of The Shrew - William Shakespeare

The Guildford Castle Keep, Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3SX 7.45pm £15 Adult. £12 Student Concessions. £12 Child (under 16). Tickets: TIC 01483 444334 or at the gate. Family Friendly.

Bianca wants to get married however her father dictates that her elder sister, Katherine, must find a husband first. But Katherine has a fiery temper and terrifies potential suitors. Until Petruchio arrives in town looking for a rich wife and hatches a plan to “tame his shrew”! This rollicking Shakespearean comedy is a must see!











Friday 13 July - Saturday 28 July 2018 Guildford Shakespeare Company presents


University of Law Gardens, Portsmouth Road, Guildford, GU3 1HA Evenings 7.30pm. Matinees 2.30pm. £25 Adult. £21 Concessions. £16.50 Child. Special Offer: £5 discount when booking for both GSC Summer Shows at the same time. Box Office: 01483 304384. www.guildford-shakespeare-company. Family Friendly.

Summer 1939. No sooner have the King of Navarre and his friends vowed to undertake three years of study, but the beautiful Princess of France and her equally diverting friends arrive at court, throwing all scholarly devotion into chaos! Shakespeare’s dazzling romantic comedy is bursting with colour, engrossing wit, and glorious word play. Saturday 21 July 2018

Circle Eight Film Group’s PREMIERE NIGHT Circle Eight presents the premiere screening of

The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford GU1 4SZ 7.30pm All tickets £10 - available from the Electric Theatre Box Office on 01483 501200 or at Family Friendly.

‘TUNNEL UNDER HINDHEAD’ - The Story of the A3 Hindhead Tunnel and its construction plus Full Supporting Programme including ‘GUILDFORD IN THE GREAT WAR’ - The story of everyday life in the Town during the First World War

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July 2018

Cheese & Chilli Festival

Shalford Park, Shalford Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8BL 10am - 5pm £6 Adult in advance, £8 on the door, £4 Concessions in advance, £6 on the door. Free Child. Tickets: TIC 01483 444334 or on the door. Family Friendly. Dog Friendly.

The Cheese and Chilli Festival is back for its 3rd year in Guildford! An amazing array of flavours, colours and experiences awaits you at the event. Loads to do and see for all the family including; Pig Racing, Chilli Eating Competition, Man V Food Challenge, Cooking Demonstrations, Chilli Sauce Awards, Children’s Activities, Crazy Golf, Falconry Display, Tastings, authentic bars, and live music.



Throughout the Festival

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7RT Tickets: TIC 01483 444334 -park



Time Category

Tue 12 June

The Bluestocking Legacy: a salon discussion


Sun 15 July

The Bluestocking Club presents: 2.30-4.45pm Beauty and the Beast

Cinema on the lawn/ family

Thu 26 July

The Importance of Being Earnest


Open-air theatre

Sun 5 August

The Tempest


Open-air theatre

Wed 8 & Thu 9 August Peter Pan


Open-air theatre/family

Sat 11 August

Dirty Dancing

8.45-10.30pm Outdoor cinema

Sun 12 August

Pride and Prejudice


Sat 18 August

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

8.30-10.30pm Outdoor cinema

Thu 23 August

The Princess and the Giant


Wednesday 25 - Saturday 28 July 2018 The Herald Players present

Treasure Island

Discussion panel

Open-air theatre Open-air theatre/family

The Castle grounds near the Bandstand 7.30pm £12 Adult, £10 Concessions, £8 Child Tickets: TIC 01483 444334 and at the venue. Family Friendly.

Join Jim the cabin boy on his daring treasure hunt with Long John Silver in this new and lively adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventurous tale of high seas and pirates. This well-loved children’s classic is sure to entertain with its colourful characters and fast-moving plot. Come early and bring a picnic!



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Friday 27 - Sunday 29 July 2018

The Garden Show in Summer at Loseley Park Art, Design, Your Garden, Home & You!

Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS (In front of the house) 10 - 5pm daily (last entry 4pm) £7 Adult. £5 Concessions. £3 Child. £18 Family (inc 2 x Adult & 4 x Child) Special Offer: £1 off Adult/Senior entry with this page. Tickets available on the gate or pre book for fast track entry by going to our facebook page or website. Family Friendly.

200 stalls: plenty of affordable plants & unique wares. Family fun: juggling, face painting, bouncy fun & Huxley birds of prey. No dogs please except those to assist. Tuesday 7 August 2018

High Street, Guildford, GU1 3AA

Guildford Summer Festival Farmers’ Market

10.30am to 3.30pm Free for all.

Over 60 Producers selling directly to you. Grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by our producers for you. Local producers offering delicious fresh and local produce: Fresh and smoked meats, game, fish, fruit and vegetables, cheeses, breads, cakes, preserves, the yummiest Street Food, plants, homemade chocolate, fudge and so much more!

Sat 4, Sun 5, Sat 11 & Sun 12 August 2018

The Loxwood Joust An unrivalled programme of mediaeval mayhem taking place at the enchanted LOXWOOD MEADOW. Full Contact JOUSTING, Thunderous BATTLES with fully armoured knights, music concerts by the MEDIAEVAL BAEBES, FALCONRY, A MEDIAEVAL MARKET, LIVING HISTORY CAMP, THE LEARNING ZONE, WANDERING MINSTRELS, JESTERS and WITCHES. Sup FINE ALES and feast on LOCAL ORGANIC FAYRE while the little ones can enjoy their very own CHILDREN’S KINGDOM.


The Loxwood Meadow, Loxwood, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 0AL 10am to 6pm each day Tickets: £13 Adult Advance (£16 on the gate). £7 Child Advance (£8 on the gate). Tickets on the door. TIC 01483 444334. Family Friendly.

Tickets available from the Guildford Tourist Information Centre: 01483 444334


Throughout the Festival

Guildford Adult Learning Centre, Sydenham Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3RX 0300 200 1044 adultlearning

Date Event Saturday 16 June Saturday 16 June Saturday 16 June Saturday 16 June Saturday 23 June Saturday 23 June Thursday 28 June Saturday 30 June Saturday 30 June Saturday 30 June Tuesday 03 July Tue-Thu 10-12 July Saturday 14 July Saturday 1-22 Aug Mon-Thu 20-23 Aug Wednesday 22 Aug Thursday 23 Aug Thu-Fri 23-24 Aug



Furniture Restoration & French 10:00 Polishing Workshop Life & Portrait - Drawing & 10:00 Painting with Life Model Meditation - An Introduction to 09:30 Mindfulness Social Media - For Business - 10:00 Introduction Drawing & Painting - Sketching 10:00 Outside: Guildford Castle Hand Embroidery - Beading 10:00 Workshop Glass Fusing Workshop - 10:00 Beginners Japanese Calligraphy - 10:00 A Summer Workshop Picture Glazing Morning 10:00 Workshop - Beginners Sculpture - Modroc 09:30


- 15:30

Furniture Restoration

- 15:30

Life & Portrait

- 14:30

Therapeutic Health

- 15:30

Computing - Social Media Drawing & Painting

- 15:30 - 15:30 - 12:30

Sewing - Embroidery & Needlecraft Glass

- 13:00


- 13:00

Picture Framing

- 12:30


Cookery - Baking for Summer

10:00 - 15:00

Cookery - Practical

Jewellery - 3 Day Workshop - All Abilities Printing - Lino Cutting

10:00 - 15:30

Jewellery & Silverwork

10:00 - 12:30

Print Making

Watercolour - An Introduction to Watercolour Introduction to Counselling Skills - 4 Day Course Creative Writing - Writing Memoirs

13:00 - 15:30

Watercolour Painting

12:00 - 16:00


10:00 - 16:00

Creative Writing

Computing - Social Media - Creating Digital Content Pottery & Claywork - 2 Day Throwing & Turning Workshop

10:00 - 15:30

Social Media

10:00 - 15:30



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Follow King Edward III and Queen Phillipa as they process from Chapel Street to Guildford Castle to celebrate Christmas with much noise and mirth.

guildford castle

Medieval and Christmas themed event for all the family

Guildford Castle, Castle Street Guildford, Surrey GU1 3TU

For more information call 01483 444751 or email


Guildford summer festival 2018 booklet  
Guildford summer festival 2018 booklet