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Guildford Book Festival 2014 Various locations Sunday 12 to Sunday 19 October Established in 1989, this year celebrates the twenty fifth anniversary of the Festival. Just a few of the highlights this year include Andrew Marr presenting his debut novel, Head of State, on 15 October; best-selling author Kate Mosse discussing her latest page-turner, The Taxidermist’s Daughter, on 17 October; cricketing legend Kevin Pietersen sharing the highs and lows of his career on 14October; Dame JacquelineWilson, on 16 October, celebrating the publication of her one hundredth book, Opal Plumstead. There really is something for everyone with former Top Gear ‘Stig’ Ben Collins sharing his top driving tips on 17 October and Downton fans are in for a treat when Jessica Fellowes discusses her latest book A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey on 13 October. There’s also plenty for children and families – see website for the full Festival programme.


Information: 01483 444334/444789 or guildfordbookfestival.co.uk


Guildford Shakespeare Company St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford Thursday 23 October to Saturday 8 November The Canterbury Tales For Guildford Shakespeare’s inaugural autumn season, a new stage version of Geoffrey Chaucer’s medieval stories, devised and written by the company. Live music, puppetry and story-telling where each night the audience decides the outcome. Information: 01483 304384 or guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk


MLD Dance Company The Electric Theatre, Guildford Saturday 8 November 7 Deadly Sins A show from local dance company MLD which looks at how relevant the seven deadly sins of wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony are in today’s world, what makes a sin and why they exist, all accompanied by hit pop music. Information: 01483 444789 or guildford.gov.uk/electrictheatre or mlddancecompany.com


Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 October The Man Jesus See New Victoria Theatre, Woking. Sunday 19 October Only When I Laugh: An Evening with Paul Merton A revealing evening. Monday 20 to Saturday 25 October The Small Hand Spine-chilling tale from Susan Hill. Information: 01483 440000 or yvonne-arnaud.co.uk


music


The Music Institute Folk Club Guildford Friday 17 October Ewan McLennan Bristol-based Scottish folk artist. Tickets: 01483 562142 or themusicinstitute.org.uk


The Yehudi Menuhin School Stoke d’Abernon, Cobham October Showcase Concert 2014 Solo and chamber music. Information: 01932 864739 or yehudimenuhinschool.co.uk


exhibitions


The Art Agency Esher Throughout October Autumn Show Featuring artists Alison Orchard, Felicity Keefe and Trinidad Ball. Plus Art Agency third birthday drinks, Friday 3 October, 10% off artwork on the night for essence readers. Information: 01372 466740 or theartagency.co.uk


Chertsey Museum Windsor Street, Chertsey To Saturday 5 September 2015 Fashion Statements An exhibition using pieces from the Olive Matthews Collection. Information: 01932 565764 or chertseymuseum.org


The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery Shalford, Guildford Wednesday 1 to Friday 31 October Natalie Mascall: Felines around the World Natalie specialises in wildlife/pet fine art. Meet the artist on 4 October from 10am–4pm.


Gallery open Mon to Fri, 9am–5pm and Saturdays 10am–4pm. Information: 01483 272323 or davidshepherd.org


Guildford House Gallery High Street, Guildford Friday 17 October to Saturday 8 November Guildford Arts Society Autumn Exhibition Exhibition by professional and amateur artists. Information: guildfordartsociety.co.uk


The Lightbox Gallery and Museum Woking To Sunday 2 November The Giant Electronic Art Show Digital and interactive artworks. To Sunday 5 October The Art of Marcel Ronay: A New Objectivity in the Wake of World War 1 Showcase of artworks.. Wednesday 15 October to Sunday 4 January 2015 The Ingram Collection: Impact of War Featuring a number of official war artist responses to conflict. Information: 01483 737800 or thelightbox.org.uk


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