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 »

Activities and talks to entertain the family

THE lockdown may have closed The Lightbox Gallery to visitors, but the Woking venue has moved online for adult talks and workshops, as well as some children’s activities. Storytelling for Under Fives,... Read more »

Fall in for lesson about military officers’ school

THE imposing Inkerman Barracks at Knaphill was home to many regiments and units over the years. There was even a school for senior officers from the various arms of the services. The... Read more »

Lightbox Gallery welcomes new chairman

WOKING’S award-winning gallery The Lightbox has appointed Pam Powell as chair of the board of trustees. She succeeds Aileen McLeish, who has retired after eight years in the role. Gratitude to Aileen for her... Read more »

Are you intrigued by those tall cast-iron tubes?

HAVE you noticed those tall cast-iron tubes pointing to the sky around Woking and the surrounding villages? They are sewer vent pipes, often called stink pipes. Believed to date to the early... Read more »

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 »