Creative event opens to visitors

DOZENS of artists around the county will be inviting the public to visit their homes and studios next month, in an annual celebration of their work. The Surrey Artists Open Studios event... Read more »

Competition inspires tots with a passion for art

BUDDING artists from Pennypot Day Nursery in Chobham showed their creative side with a series of still-life paintings as part of a competition run by Antler Homes and local estate agents Seymours.... Read more »

Director steps down from The Lightbox after 20 years

THE director of The Lightbox, Woking’s gallery and museum, has announced she is to leave the role after 20 years in charge. Marilyn Scott will stand down in November and move into... Read more »

Artwork from Victoria Place competition winners on show

AN EXHIBITION of the Woking area’s best artistic talent will be staged next month, following one of the largest-ever local art competitions to take place in the country. Artworks by 10 artists... Read more »

Easter workshops to keep youngsters entertained

THE doors may be closed to visitors at The Lightbox in Woking due to COVID-19 restrictions, but it has set up some cracking virtual workshops for young people over the Easter holiday.... Read more »

National award for local project linking care homes and schools through music

A WOKING-BASED project that links care homes and schools through music and other forms of art has won a national award for an initiative it ran at the start of the pandemic.... Read more »

Arts venue visitors bring extra benefits to local economies

THEATRES, art galleries and museums are benefitting the local economy in Woking and other Surrey towns by millions of pounds. A study by the University of Surrey showed that visitors to The... Read more »

Blooms put spring in the step of passers-by

A HORSELL artist has created a local community project to bring a little cheer to people while they take their daily exercise. Hannah Bruce is the creative mind behind Woking Window Flower... Read more »

Free art kits to help the lonely during lockdown

A VOLUNTEER group that has been helping the elderly and vulnerable in and around Woking during the coronavirus crisis is asking for nominations of isolated and lonely people to be given free... Read more »

Artist finds inspiration in her studio surroundings

A RURAL lane in Send that has been an informal business area for some years is gradually becoming a creative enclave, where people such as artist Jan Erika are finding inspiration in... Read more »