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 »

Smile Inside project goes on show

A PROJECT which began as a response to COVID-19 is being showcased at an exhibition in Woking this weekend. Smile Inside, the idea of Sarah Gilmartin and Kate Finegan from Inclusive Intergenerational... Read more »

Early view of prize-winning town centre artwork

CONTEST-winning artwork that will be displayed in Woking’s latest town centre development can be viewed in an online show. Ten “best in show” entries from the Victoria Square Art project are among... Read more »

The Lightbox reopens with new exhibition line-up

THE Lightbox welcomed visitors for the first time in almost five months last week. “It was wonderful to open our doors again,” Pru Shackley, operations director at the award-winning Woking gallery, said.... Read more »

Bringing generations together through music, stories and art

A PROJECT that brings together children and elderly people in care homes and hospitals through the arts has been continuing its work during the coronavirus lockdown. Intergenerational Music Making (IMM) was set... Read more »