Lightbox volunteer ‘highly commended’ at awards

A VOLUNTEER at The Lightbox in Woking has been recognised at an awards event marking the best within museums, galleries and heritage attractions throughout the UK. Nick Thomson’s contribution was celebrated at... Read more »

Local venues celebrate ‘life-saving’ culture grants

THE Fiery Bird music venue in Woking is celebrating a life-saving award of £135,000 as part of the Government’s measures to help support the arts through the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s rescued us,”... 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 »

Online auction to help The Lightbox shine again

AN ONLINE auction of paintings, drawings, and photographs is aiming to raise money to help The Lightbox reopen. The artwork has been generously donated by supporters of gallery and museum, including drawings... Read more »

Petition to remove HG Wells statue divides local opinion

A PETITION calling for the town’s statue of HG Wells to be removed has divided local opinion. Some residents have defended the famous novelist, saying claims he was a racist are “over... Read more »

Tipsy Pigs provide free food for NHS staff

THE catering company that runs the café at The Lightbox museum and art gallery in Woking is providing free food for NHS staff. The Tipsy Pigs was set up five years ago... Read more »

Cash prizes for Victoria Square art competition

THERE’S still time to enter the Victoria Square Art Project, which could see your artwork win a £500 prize and go on show at The Lightbox museum and gallery. Professional and amateur... Read more »

David Hockney: Ways of Working comes to Woking

IN THE first show of its kind outside London in more than 20 years, an exhibition of the work of legendary artist David Hockney opens in Woking this weekend. Spanning six decades... Read more »

Art raising questions at The Lightbox

THE artistic skill of emerging artists will go on display when the Young Contemporary Talent exhibition opens at The Lightbox gallery in Woking on Saturday. The event is part of the annual... Read more »