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Refined dining at Watts Gallery with songwriter and broadcaster, Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE DL

When:  Wednesday 13 March 2019 – 6.45pm

Where: Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton GU3 1DQ (nr Guildford)

Join us for dinner in the sumptuous surrounds of this Grade II* listed Arts & Crafts Gallery, one of the most beautiful small galleries in Europe. From the dramatic entrance to the opulent red flocked wallpaper, soak up the atmospheric spaces and the unique collection left by the eminent Victorian artist G F Watts as you dine.

Richard Stilgoe has spent fifty years as a performer and writer in all forms of the performing arts. On television he appeared on Nationwide, That’s Life and several series of his own. On stage he toured for many years with his one-man show and subsequently his two-man show with Peter Skellern.

He wrote lyrics for Cats, Starlight Express and The Phantom of the Opera and music and lyrics for Bodywork , Brilliant the Dinosaur, ‘Orpheus – the Mythical’ and Road Rage. His broadcasting work has earned him the New York Radio Festival Gold Award, three Monaco Festival Prizes and the Prix Italia.

Sparkling reception and three course meal with wine – £80 per person or £750 for table of 10

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Book online at, call 01483 444333 or visit the Tourist Information Centre at 155 High Street, Guildford Surrey GU1 3AJ.

Cholmondeley room terrace

Lunch at the House of Lords; Cholmondeley Room and Terrace. Hosted by The Rt Hon. the Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone

When: Tuesday 14 May 2019

One of the most iconic buildings in the world, no other venue is more instantly recognised than the Palace of Westminster. The Grade I listed building became part of a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1987 and boasts grand neo-Gothic architecture and ornate Pugin designed interiors.

Join us and our host The Rt Hon. the Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone for a special lunch at the House of Lords this May. Enjoy stunning views of London from the grand surroundings of the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace as you dine.

Tickets cost £95 per head for 3 course lunch with wine.

To book please email us or call Hannah on 07748 963617.

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The BIG Yellow Duck Race

When:  Friday 5 July 2019

Where: The River Wey, Guildford

Guildford’s most distinctive annual waterside fixture is lighthearted sporting fun, featuring our 2ft-long ducks in a leisurely race for the finish and the coveted Duck Trophy. Local businesses can go quackers by sponsoring a duck from £175. Sponsorship includes light bites and rinks by the river.

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Swingbridge Santa Cruises 

When: Saturday 7, Sunday 8, Saturday 14, Sunday 15 December (tbc)

Where: Millmead Island, Guildford

Join us on our Swingbridge1 broadbeam boat for a gentle festive family cruise along the River Wey. Ticket price includes a present for each child, light refreshments, and mulled wine for the grown ups!
£10 per person, or £30 for a family of four.

Come and join us! Email or call 07748 963617

To find out about future events, email or call 07748 963617.

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