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Guildford Book Festival

Thursday 14 October 2010

Guildford Book Festival is a key cultural event which captures the imagination of people of all ages, backgrounds and interests.

Annual Composers and Choreographers

Sunday 30 January 2011

19.30

A celebration of creative working showing new works devised by students from the Department of Dance, Film and Theatre and the Department of Music and Sound Recording.

Tom Ellis and Laura Snowden guitar duo

Saturday 5 February 2011

1pm

Beethoven - Variations on Quant' è più bello
Brouwer - Micropiezas
Lhoyer - Duo Concertant, Op 31, No3
Colin Downs - Letras de Humo, 1st performance
Brahms - Theme and Variations from String Sextet, Op 18

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Jim Cartwright's Road

Wednesday 9 February 2011

19.30

Jim Cartwright's Road

Wednesday 9 & Friday 11 February, 19.30

A Collaboration

Wednesday 16 February 2011

19.30

An evening of dance as a result of a collaboration between two local dance companies; Actual Size Dance Company based at the University of Surrey, and Nutshell Contemporary Dance, a newly formed professional company, who have performed choreographic work around London and Surrey.

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Poetry Workshops

Thursday 17 February 2011

14pm to 16pm

Everyone one welcome from beginners to poet Laureates. 

Every Thursday until the 7th April

Room 24AA02

Absurdity and Abstraction by Benjamin Jensen and Russell Reed

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Benjamin Jensen and Russell Reed present an exhibition at the Lewis Elton Gallery.

The Student Fundraiser

Wednesday 23 February 2011

19.30

The Student Fundraiser

Wednesday 23 February, 19.30

Students present a fun-filled showcase of dance performances.

As Loud As Silence

Wednesday 2 March 2011

19.30

'Your journey will be worth every penny and every minute, and it might just take you places you never even knew existed.'  The Stage 2009

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Guildford Guitar Day

Saturday 5 March 2011

The Guitar Day has become one of the highlights of the festival and we are delighted that these outstanding artists - from rising stars to superstars - have agreed to be part of the Festival's opening celebrations.

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John Williams in Conversation

Saturday 5 March 2011

2.15pm

We are privileged to have this superstar of the classical music world talk to us about his life as an international musician, the demands, challenges and rewards.  Please note seating for this event is limited to 200, so do book early.

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ChromaDuo

Saturday 5 March 2011

4pm


Rob MacDonald is …a Canadian guitar visionary Minor 7th Magazine


Tracy Anne Smith One hell of a guitarist - and more importantly a top-class musician  Festival 21 Blog

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John Williams

Saturday 5 March 2011

7.30pm

Villa Lobos - Five Preludes
Brouwer - El Decameron Negro
Bebey - O Bia
Williams - From a Bird (Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
                Hello Francis
Mangoré - La Catédral

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Emilie Capulet Recital

Sunday 6 March 2011

15.30

Franco - British pianist, Emilie Capulet, plays Romantic Favourites by Chopin and Schubert, Mozart's charming variations on "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman" and Liszt's B minor piano sonata.

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The Living Room

Wednesday 9 March 2011

19.30

"A subtle, quick-witted essay on the fluctuation of human interaction...an arresting piece that left you, in a desirable sense, wanting more." The Times

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Purple Rain

Thursday 10 March 2011

20.00

(US, 1984) Director Albert Magnoli, cert 15, 111 min

With introductory talk by Dr Tim Hughes

Benjamin Powell

Friday 11 March 2011

7.30pm

Leighton - Fantasia Contrappuntistica
Beethoven - Sonata Op 31 No 2 Tempest
Bartok - Out of Doors
Debussy - Préludes (selection)
Martin Butler - On the Rocks
Elliott Carter - Two Thoughts about the Piano

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An Evening of Bollywood Music

Saturday 12 March 2011

19.30

The Bollywood Brass Band is a truly exhilarating, rambunctious affair, with hypnotic Punjabi drumming, wailing soprano sax, qawwalis, extracts from Bollywood films on a video screen in the background, and a band which obviously and noisily enjoyed themselves – and so did the audience. Artsworld

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Cello Sonatas

Monday 14 March 2011

20.00

Thomas Carroll cello

Graham Caskie piano

Stephen Goss composer and arranger

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Butterfly Dreaming Tour

Tuesday 15 March 2011

19.30

Henri Oguike, one of the UK’s most inventive choreographers, presents a stunning new triple bill and a handpicked quintet of world-class dancers.

Films on Hendrix

Thursday 17 March 2011

20.00

(US, 1986) Directors: Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker, cert E, 50 mins

Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock
(US, 1999) Directors: Chris Hegedus and Erez Laufer, cert E, 57 mins

With introductory talk by Dr Tim Hughes

DJ Sniff and Paul Bell

Friday 18 March 2011

19.30

Turntable musicians and explorers in the field of improvised and electronic music, DJ Sniff and Paul Bell bring something a little different to Studio One which we think will spark your interest.

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Warsaw Village Band

Sunday 20 March 2011

19.30

BBC Radio 3 World Music Award Winners to perform at the University of Surrey as part of the Guildford International Music Festival 2011.

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Trio Batignano

Monday 21 March 2011

20.00

Fusing the renowned classical blend of flute and guitar (representing Italian style) with the hot summer 'taste' of the saxophone (Italian flair), Trio Batignano have quickly earned a reputation for presenting exciting and entertaining programmes covering a wide variety of musical styles.  

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Standing In The Shadows of Motown

Tuesday 22 March 2011

19.30

The best-kept secret in the history of pop music

(US 2002) Director: Paul Justman, 116 min PG

One

Wednesday 23 March 2011

19.30

Does everything really begin with one or is it that everything ends with one?

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Barbican Brass

Wednesday 23 March 2011

19.30

Comprising five of the most exciting young brass players in the UK today, this quintet are a joy to watch "from skilful and emotive lead melodies to sensitive and precise accompaniment". Abi Bliss, Muso Magazine

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Paco Pena

Saturday 26 March 2011

19.30

Mr Pena is a virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience beyond the frets of mortal man... this listener cannot recall hearing any guitarist with a more assured mastery of his instrument. The New York Times 

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Final Year Degree Shows

Friday 8 April 2011

19.30

Final year dancers and choreographers showcase their exciting new work.

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Final Year Degree Shows

Saturday 9 April 2011

19.30

Final year dancers and choreographers showcase their exciting new work.

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JVC Sound and Vision Competition Screenings

Tuesday 10 May 2011

19.00

This event will feature short listed entries to the JVC Sound and Vision collaborative film competition as well as a selection of recent short productions by Film and Media Studies undergraduates.

Gig at the Great Hall

Sunday 15 May 2011

19.30

An informal and fun evening that showcases the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers within the Department of Music and Sound Recording.

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University of Surrey Symphony Orchestra Concert

Saturday 21 May 2011

19.30

Come and support the University Symphony Orchestra in their final concert of this academic year, featuring student conductors in a wide range of exciting repertoire.

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Surrey Poetry Festival

Saturday 21 May 2011

11.00 - 20.00

The Department of English at the University of Surrey are pleased to be hosting the first Surrey Poetry Festival.

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Hamlet

Thursday 2 June 2011

First-year students in Theatre Studies will be tackling Shakespeare’s Hamlet, one of the most challenging and rewarding plays in the English canon.

End-of-Year Dance Show

Friday 10 June 2011

19.30

Dance students at the University of Surrey invite audiences to see a wide range of dance performances, ranging from Contemporary to Ballet, African, Kathak and Hip Hop.

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End-of-Year Dance Show

Saturday 11 June 2011

14.00 & 19.30

Dance students at the University of Surrey invite audiences to see a wide range of dance performances, ranging from Contemporary to Ballet, African, Kathak and Hip Hop.

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Solid Senses: Laban Geometry of Dance

Tuesday 14 June 2011

15.00 & 19.30

Rudolf Laban’s unpublished drawings and his graphic representation of his icosahedral model in dance will be used for the first time to create a performance-based and artistic response.

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21 Tables

Friday 17 June 2011

11.00–14.00, 15.00–18.00, 19.00–22.00

The party’s tonight. An elegant affair to mark the long loose ends of a life. But that’s for later. There’s a day to get through first.

A Celebration of Mahler

Tuesday 5 July 2011

In association wiht the Mahler Centenary Conference, 'Gustav Mahler: Contemporary of the Past?', Department of Music and Sound Recording, University of Surrey (July 7-9).

Recital with Maureen Galea & Michelle Castelleti

Thursday 7 July 2011

20.30

Pianist Maureen Galea accompanies Mahler songs and plays 19th – century Bohemian piano music using Mahler’s own 1836 Graf piano.

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Tetra Guitar Quartet

Friday 8 July 2011

13.15

The Tetra Guitar Quartet plays a diverse programme including a specially commissioned set of arrangements/reworkings of Mahler songs by composer Stephen Goss.

Uri Caine plays Mahler

Friday 8 July 2011

19.30

Uri Caine, the world – renowned jazz pianist, pays a rare visit to the UK to give a spectacular concert of piano improvisations, transformations and re-thinkings of Mahler’s Music.

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The Endymion Ensemble

Saturday 9 July 2011

19.30

The Internationally renowned Endymion Ensemble rounds off the Mahler Centenary Conference with a fascinating programme of chamber music, including Mahler’s early Piano Quartet, the only existing chamber work by the composer.

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The Viennese Connection

Saturday 9 July 2011

13.15

Exploring the Viennese tradition, pianist Emilie Capulet will perform Beethoven's fiery sonata Op 31 No 3, as well as Mozart's charming variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman and Liszt/Schubert's Valse-Caprice No 6 from his Soirées de Vienne.

Fur, Feathers, Fingers and Fins

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Lockwood is a centre for adults with learning difficulties in Surrey. It aims to develop independence and abilities with their clients through community, arts and work experience.

THE G.F. WATTS SCULPTURE GALLERY

Wednesday 31 August 2011

A Photographic record of the restoration 2008 - 2011. 

SURREY SCIENCE CIRCUS

Saturday 17 September 2011

10.30 to 15.00

All ages are welcome to this free annual event, especially aimed at families with children.

MA Showcase

Tuesday 27 September 2011

19:30

Presented by MA Acting and Musical Theatre Graduates

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THE BEATLES EXHIBITION

Tuesday 11 October 2011

A Day in the Life of the Beatles – photographs by Michael Ward and Hamburg Days – limited edition prints by Klaus Voorman

JUST DO IT

Tuesday 18 October 2011

18:30

A tale of modern day outlaws by Emily James

CANDIDE

Wednesday 19 October 2011

19.30

note: Matinee at 14.30 Saturday 22 October

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VLADISLAV BLAHA GUITAR RECITAL

Thursday 20 October 2011

19.30

Catch Czech guitar virtuoso Vladislav Bláha on a rare visit to the UK. This approachable and entertaining programme includes Vladislav’s own new arrangement of Vivaldi’s beautiful L’Estro Armonico and Jorge Morel’s Recuerdos de un Viaje, which was witten for Vladislav in 2008.

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The British Olympics: Britains Olympic Heritage 1612 - 2012

Thursday 20 October 2011

18.00
Martin Polley

TRANCE MAP

Friday 21 October 2011

19.30

Playing a combination of soprano saxophone, turntable, laptop and surround sound electronics, the world-class saxophonist Evan Parker in partnership with Matt Wright present ‘Trance Map’, a realtime reworking of their recently released psi CD, which totally blurs the distinction between playing, mixing and editing.

KATHAKBOX

Wednesday 26 October 2011

19.30

Kathakbox is the latest production from one of the UK’s most dynamic dance companies. 

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LIMNERSLEASE

Tuesday 1 November 2011

This exhibition will explore this artist retreat that began with a visit by George and Mary Watts to Compton in 1889 and ended with the creation of the Watts Gallery in 1903.

Billy

Wednesday 2 November 2011

19:30

note: Matinee 14.30 Saturday 5 November

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Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Friday 11 November 2011

19.30

Vivaldi Gloria
Conducted by Peter Ford

Haydn Nelson Mass 
Conducted by Russell Keable

THE HUMAN CLAY

Tuesday 15 November 2011

40 works in stone, wood and clay by this sculptor of the Frink School, who uses methods of improvisation to quarry things inside himself. His carved sculpture is not pre-conceived; forms emerge, partly from pre-occupation with life and landscape, partly from vigorous observation of eminent sitters during intense portrait sessions.

Festen

Wednesday 16 November 2011

19.30

note: Matinee at 14.30 Saturday 19 November

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Autumn Classics

Saturday 19 November 2011

19.30

A concert of melodic and lyrical beauty, full of musical fireworks!

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Pornography

Wednesday 23 November 2011

19.30

note: Matinee at 14.30 Saturday 26 November

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SURREY SCULPTURE SOCIETY LECTURE

Wednesday 23 November 2011

19.30

An illustrated talk by Jon Edgar

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ZOE MARTLEW PRESENTS REVUE Z

Thursday 24 November 2011

19.30

Unhinged, uncensored, underwired, a blonde, a cello, a mattress and a lot of digital playback…..

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Live at the Ivy

Sunday 27 November 2011

19.30

An informal and fun evening that showcases the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers within Music and Sound Recording.

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TALES FROM A SEA JOURNEY

Wednesday 30 November 2011

19.30

Don’t miss your chance to see this European company as they moor up at the University’s PATS Studio.

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BIG BAND IN STUDIO ONE

Friday 2 December 2011

20.00

Big tunes – big sound - the University of Surrey’s awardwinning and talented Big Band returns to Studio One with another lively and fun-filled programme of Big Band standards through Latin jazz to modern funk

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THE LITTLE THINGS WE DO TOGETHER

Sunday 4 December 2011

7pm

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Children of Eden

Wednesday 7 December 2011

19.30

note: matinee 14:30 Saturday 10 December [no performance Sunday 11 Dec]

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HONK! A MUSICAL COMEDY

Thursday 8 December 2011

7pm 8th and 9th December, 1pm and 5pm Sat 10th

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling"

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NOTES INEGALES

Saturday 10 December 2011

19.30

Notes Inégales are one of the most innovative new ensembles in London; described as ‘post-fusion’ they draw on contemporary, free and jazz musics.

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USSU CONCERT BAND

Monday 12 December 2011

20.00

The University of Surrey Students’ Union Concert Band returns for another end-of-term extravaganza, performing a variety of favourites from show songs to specially composed pieces.

SCHOOL OF ARTS CHRISTMAS SHOW

Friday 16 December 2011

19.30 to 19.30 (MATINEE CANCELLED)

Please join us for an extra special Christmas Show to celebrate the new School of Arts, featuring students from Dance, Film, Theatre, Music and Sound Recording, and the Guildford School of Acting.

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the lewis and mary elton art collection

Tuesday 10 January 2012

18.30

Professor Lewis and Mrs Mary Elton recently donated a substantial art collection to the University of Surrey. Their generous gift includes works by Picasso, Chagall, Klee and Cocteau, along with other paintings and objets d'art.

Maureen Galea Piano Recital

Wednesday 11 January 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

Anna Lea Merritt's Murals

Tuesday 17 January 2012

This exhibition of large photographs alongside studies, sketches and engravings will explore the little known mural paintings of the life of Christ for the church of St Martin's, Blackheath, Surrey completed in 1895 by the American artist Anna Lea Merritt.

MARY AND MAX (2009)

Wednesday 18 January 2012

19.00

A lovingly crafted and startlingly inventive piece of animation.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 25 January 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

Composers & Choreographers

Sunday 29 January 2012

19.30

A celebration of collaborative and creative working showcasing performances by students from the School of Arts.    

MOZART AND BRAHMS CLARINET QUINTETS

Sunday 29 January 2012

15.00

Two lyrical centrepieces of chamber music from this wonderful Sunday afternoon programme.

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Live at the Ivy

Sunday 5 February 2012

19.30

Now in it's second phase in the new Ivy Arts Centre, Live at the Ivy is a chilled out evening of great music and energetic performances.

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a poetry reading by david constantine

Monday 6 February 2012

18.30 to 19.30

Freelance writer, poet and translator, David Constantine was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1944.

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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Monday 6 February 2012

19.30

Matinee: Saturday 11 February at 14.30

Hidden Stars

Tuesday 7 February 2012

The University of Surrey does not have a degree programme in art, but it is absolutely packed with brilliant artists.

Croser Hughes Chamber Music Award

Wednesday 8 February 2012

13.10

This annual competition for the performance of chamber music with keyboard always attracts a high standard of entry and exciting repertoire.

THE ILLUSIONIST (2010)

Tuesday 14 February 2012

19.00

This season Film studies present a series of recent animation features that demonstrate animation certainly isn't just for kids! This spring season runs alongside the new animation modules being taught on the Film studies degree programme. 

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CARMINA BURANA

Saturday 18 February 2012

19.30

Tickets are available on the door.
The Box Office and Online Bookings have now closed.

SPRING AWAKENING

Monday 20 February 2012

19.30

Matinee: Saturday 25 February at 14.30

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ACTUAL SIZE

Wednesday 22 February 2012

19.30

The University of Surrey's resident dance company Actual Size has devised a collection of works for you to enjoy and admire.

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STALIN'S FAVOURITE

Wednesday 29 February 2012

19:30

Theatre Unlimited presents Stalin's Favourite

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DEFYING HITLER

Thursday 1 March 2012

19:30

Theatre Unlimited presents Defying Hitler

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WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2008)

Wednesday 7 March 2012

19.00

This season Film studies present a series of recent animation features that demonstrate animation certainly isn't just for kids! This spring season runs alongside the new animation modules being taught on the Film studies degree programme. 

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SURREY SCULPTURE SOCIETY SPRING LECTURE

Wednesday 7 March 2012

19.30

Julian Wild's work explores the potential of functional materials and construction systems and the ecpessive possibilites of a single line or a series of units.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 7 March 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

University of Surrey Chamber Choir

Friday 9 March 2012

19.30

The University of Surrey's prolific Chamber Choir and Orchestra present two beautiful choral pieces and a UK world premiere.

USSU Big Band

Saturday 10 March 2012

20.00

Big tunes - big sound. The University of Surrey's award-winning and talented Big Band returns to the Ivy with another lively and fun-filled programme of Big Band standards through Latin jazz to modern funk. 

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LOL (Lots of Love)

Wednesday 14 March 2012

19.30

Known for mining witty and profound dance theatre from everyday life, Luca Silvestrini's award-winning Protein has struck dance gold with LOL (Lots of Love).

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 14 March 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 16 March 2012

17.30

Avoid the rush hour traffic, relax and feel invigorated for the weekend after a long week at work.

Hip Hop

Saturday 17 March 2012

Entertainment from 18.30

Teamed up with Woking Dance Festival and Kane FM, we bring you an evening that celebrates Hip Hop and the vibrant art forms that have stemmed from its surrounding culture.

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Sheila Healey

Tuesday 20 March 2012

A Retrospective of the artists eight decade career. To be opened by Kaffe Fassett, painter and textile designer. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 21 March 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

Surrey Guitar Day

Saturday 24 March 2012

12.30

Hosted by Milton Mermikides (Lecturer, University of Surrey and Professor of Guitar, Royal College of Music) this promises to be a fantastic day for any fan of guitar music in all its wonderful forms.

USSU Concert Band

Monday 26 March 2012

20.00

The University of Surrey Students' Union Concert Band returns for another end-of-term extravaganza, performing a variety of show shows to specially-composed pieces.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 28 March 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

ON THE RAZZLE

Wednesday 28 March 2012

19.30

Matinee: Saturday 31 March at 14.30

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a talk by alan cotton

Monday 16 April 2012

18.30

Artist Alan Cotton gives a talk to accompany his exhibition at the Lewis Elton Gallery, about the people and places he has come across on his travels to Everest and around the world as Royal Tour Artist.

For more information, please visit Alan's website.

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Alan Cotton

Tuesday 17 April 2012

In association with Messum's of Cork Street, London. Alan Cotton is one of Britains most distinguished landscape painters.

HEAR AND NOW

Saturday 28 April 2012

17.00 & 20.00

The 2012 GSA Singers bring you a selection of songs from musical theatre and beyond...

Dancing the invisible - Late Work

Tuesday 1 May 2012

19.30

Does the dancing have to stop as the body ages?
How does the older dancer draw on sensory memory and the imagination to make dances?
What does 'mature ballet' look like?
What IS a mature dance?

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Brass Competition

Wednesday 2 May 2012

13.10

Give yourself a chance to rest on Wednesday lunchtimes at this delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 4 May 2012

17.30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of a week by popping into the Rush Hour Concert.

Live at the Ivy

Sunday 6 May 2012

19.30

Now in its third phase in the new Ivy Arts Centre, Live at the Ivy's a chilled out evening of great music and energetic performances by students from Music and Sound Recording.

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GSA Showcase 2012 - Musical Theatre

Wednesday 9 May 2012

17.00 & 20.00

Graduating students for the Musical Theatre course perform an entertaining selection of scenes and songs.

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Joyce Dixey Final

Wednesday 9 May 2012

19.30

Judith Bingham Guest Adjudicator

After months of careful crafting, rehearsing and collaborating, the Joyce Dixey finalists have their compositions performed in this evening showcase. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 9 May 2012

13.10

Give yourself a chance to rest on Wednesday lunchtimes at this delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Surrey Artists Open Studios

Wednesday 9 May 2012

10am - 5pm weekdays. Weekends by prior appointment (48 hrs)

To kick start the Open Studios event, we will be hosting one of three taster exhibitions which give the chance to view a selection of artists' work from across Surrey, providing an insight into what to expect when visiting studios in June and July.

Sound and Vision Student Film Screenings

Thursday 10 May 2012

19.00

A selection of recent short films by Film and Media Studies undergraduates.

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Piano Weekend: Nikolai Demidenko

Friday 11 May 2012

20.00

The acclaimed Russian virtuoso Nikolai Demidenko returns to the University of Surrey to perform this delightful and romantic programme. 

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SUNNATA FOR SIX PIANOS & DAVID LOVATT AWARD FINAL

Saturday 12 May 2012

19.30

In this concert at the Surrey Piano Weekend we explore the exciting world of new music for piano duo.

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Piano Weekend: Mikrokosmos

Sunday 13 May 2012

14.00 to 17.00

Here is a rare chance to hear the complete Mikrokosmos in an informal open-door concert, performed by staff and students from the University, pupils of local schools and many other contributors.

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GSA Showcase 2012 - Acting

Monday 14 May 2012

17.00 & 20.00

Graduating students from the Acting degree course perform an entertaining selection of scenes and songs.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 16 May 2012

13.10

Give yourself a chance to rest on Wednesday lunchtimes at this delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 16 May 2012

19.30

This entirely student-led concert presents the works of ensembles from Music and Sound Recording. 

Summer Selection

Saturday 19 May 2012

19.30

Mozart Overture to the Magic Flute
Sibelius Symphony no. 7
Copland Appalachian Spring
Beethoven Symphony no. 8

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Don Juan Comes Back From the War

Tuesday 22 May 2012

19.30 (Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa) to 14.30 (Sat only)

This play is an enduring statement about the experience of the Continent's shell-shocked soldiers after the Great War.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 23 May 2012

13.10

Give yourself a chance to rest on Wednesday lunchtimes at this delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

the Surrey Sculpture Society Summer Lecture

Wednesday 23 May 2012

19.30

Michael Dan Archer is a British sculptor working in the UK and internationally in the field of public art and on gallery and site specific projects, and has exhibited worldwide.

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Once a Catholic

Thursday 24 May 2012

19.30 (Thu, Fri, Sat) to 14.30 (Sat only)

This comedy traces the sexual awakening of three schoolgirls, ironically all called Mary, growing up in London in the late 1950s.

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Six Degrees of Separation

Thursday 24 May 2012

19.30 (Thu, Fri, Sat) to 14.30 (Sat only)

An age old theory says that everyone on the planet is linked to one another by six steps or less and that theory is put to the test in John Guare's Olivier award-winning play.

Final Degree Dance Shows

Friday 25 May 2012

19.30

You are invited to a vivid celebration of our student talent.

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Transform@work

Friday 25 May 2012

9.00 to 18.00

Transform@work is the second biannual postgraduate symposium organised by Dance Studies at the University of Surrey.

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University of Surrey Concert Band

Monday 28 May 2012

20.00

CANCELLED - Unfortunately this concert has been cancelled due to unforeseen clashes with student exams.  We apologise for the inconvenience caused.  Concert Band will be back in the new academic year with a concert before Christmas.

BT Art of Sport

Tuesday 29 May 2012

10am - 5pm (Lewis Elton Gallery)

BT Art of sport is an initiative launched by London 2012 premier sponsor BT that will see a group of leading UK artist create a body of work that will serve to tell the 2012 Olympic story through the medium of art.

Final Year Degree Recitals

Wednesday 30 May 2012

13.10

After three years of studying music and performing regularly, the final year music and sound recording students from the University of Surrey perform their final degree recitals.

Final Year Degree Recitals

Wednesday 6 June 2012

13.10

After three years of studying music and performing regularly, the final year music and sound recording students from the University of Surrey perform their final degree recitals.

Little Moments: The Installations

Thursday 7 June 2012

16.00 onwards to 12.00 onwards

Join us in this celebration of bright ideas, leading to practice and design that really makes us think.

Little Moments: Relatively stable

Thursday 7 June 2012

18.00 to 13.00 & 18.00

Something is waiting around the next corner, a thing of beauty, memory, an event, a shadow.

Little Moments: Little red riding hood

Thursday 7 June 2012

20.15 to 15.15 & 20.15

Enter these enchanted woods you who dare...

Hot Mikado

Thursday 7 June 2012

19.30 (all nights) & 14.30 (Fri & Sat only)

East meets West head-on in this hilarious 1940s-style updating of the perennial Gilbert and Sullivan classic.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 8 June 2012

17.30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of a week by popping into the Rush Hour Concert.

iWeave

Monday 11 June 2012

17.30

iWEAVE explores the transformation of a dancer's costume into a digital wearable item inviting unique movement interactions.

Travels with the Royals - Jayne Fincher

Monday 11 June 2012

10am - 6pm weekdays

A fascinating and unique exhibition of photographers and ephemera to celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee by Royal Photographer Jayne Fincher.

Composition concert

Tuesday 12 June 2012

18.00

This evening concert showcases the compositions of music students as a way to round off their first year of University.

Final Year Degree Recitals

Wednesday 13 June 2012

14.00

After three years of studying music and performing regularly, the final year music and sound recording students from the University of Surrey perform their final degree recitals.

Mindbeat Quintet

Thursday 14 June 2012

10.00 - 17.00 daily

A thought improvisation based on 'Offending the Audience', by Peter Handke, with live music improvisation from Creative Music Technology students and generative video by Sebastian Melo.

Moll Flanders

Thursday 14 June 2012

19.30 (Thu, Fri, Sat) & 14.30 (Fri & Sat only)

Abandoned by her mother, married five times, a baronet's mistress, a plantation owner and a professional thief... Moll Flanders is a woman to watch.

Annual Architecture Lecture and Buffet supper

Thursday 14 June 2012

19.00

Dr Nigel Barker - Risk Averse: How Safe is England's Historic Environment? 

Audience with Jon Ronson

Thursday 14 June 2012

17.00

The University of Surrey hosts an evening with award winning author, journalist, filmmaker and presenter Jon Ronson. Famous for his characteristically candid and humorous accounts of people and groups on the fringes of accepted society, Ronson will discuss his career and read extracts from his work. The event will be followed by a wine reception and a book signing.

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Composition Concert

Thursday 14 June 2012

17.30

This evening concert showcases the compositions of music students as a way to round off their first year of University.

The producers

Friday 15 June 2012

20.00 (Fri & Sat), 19.45 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu), 14.30 (Thu & Sat only) to No show on Sun 17 Jun

Set in 1959, The Producers tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and a nerdy, young accountant, Leo Bloom, who concoct a scheme to raise thousands of dollars from backers and then put on a flop of a show.

MMus Recital

Friday 15 June 2012

13.10

The postgraduate performers present a lunchtime recital.

Flatland 2.0

Tuesday 19 June 2012

19.30

Inspired by E A Abbott's 1884 novella Flatland, the classic science and mathematical fiction.

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The Surrey Youth Drama Festival

Friday 22 June 2012

19.45

Ten youth drama groups from across Surrey come together to perform their own work devised from the Olympic values - respect, inspiration, excellence, courage, determination, equality and friendship.

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THE BIG BOOK FOR GIRLS

Friday 22 June 2012

14.30 & 19.30

GSA Foundation students present The Big Book For Girls

Directed by Pete Harris

Trainee Movement Director by Alice Robinson

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Annual Architechuture and sculpture walk

Sunday 24 June 2012

15.00

Learn about the University of Surrey's architecture and sculpture.

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Dickens Illustrated

Monday 25 June 2012

10am - 5pm Mon Fri, weekends by prior appointment (48 hrs)

The University of Surrey and Watts Gallery celebrate the Dickens bicentenary with an exhibition of Dickens illustrations from the 1830s to the present day.

Saturday Night

Thursday 28 June 2012

19.30 (Thu, Fri, Sat) to 14.30 (Sat only)

One of Sondheim's earliest works set in 1929. Gene, a lowly Wall Street broker, has dreams of the exciting society life to be found in Manhattan. He and his less ambitious, middle-class, bachelor friends have no Saturday night dates on the horizon so Gene gatecrashes a party meeting Helen.

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SEUSSICAL

Friday 29 June 2012

14.30 & 19.30

GSA Foundation students present Seussical

Direction and choreography by Katie Beard

Assistant Chorography – Felicity Butler   

Assistant Director - Joe Parsons

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Opening the score: The place of notation in composer and performer collaboration

Thursday 5 July 2012

10.00 to 16.30

This symposium will bring together eminent practitioners and scholars to share their insights into the role that notation can play in facilitating collaborative relationships between composers and performers.

Sweet Charity

Thursday 5 July 2012

A musical about a dance-hall hostess named Charity Hope Valentine who, as one of her colleagues observes, runs her heart like a hotel: "You got guys checking in and out all the time." But all Charity really wants is to be loved.

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Once upon a time...

Saturday 14 July 2012

Show 1: Thu 7pm, Sat & Sun 5pm. Show 2: Fri 7pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 1pm

Saturday School students showcase their talents in a 'storybook show' featuring song, dance and acting skills.

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Lewis and Mary Elton Art Collection

Saturday 8 September 2012

Until 28th October. Professor Lewis and Mary Elton donated a private collection of artworks to the University of Surrey in 2011. In January 2012 it was exhibited at the Lightbox, Woking.

Supernature: Lab-oratory

Thursday 13 September 2012

Until 4th October. This exhibition explores the aesthetic beauty of scientific processes in sight and sound. Slowly evolving musical cells, stunning images of microbacterial colonies, digital representations of the vastness of space, musical compositions derived from treerings and the hidden beauty of blood cells are exhibited as compelling works of art and marvels of scientific discovery.

MA Showcases 2012

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Graduating students from the Musical Theatre and Acting postgraduate courses perform an entertaining selection of scenes and songs.

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The Ethics of Progress

Wednesday 3 October 2012

19:30

The Ethics of Progress is a mind-melting, jargon free, whistle-stop tour of leading edge Quantum Physics, delivered with warmth, wit and charm by Unlimited Theatre’s Artistic Director Jon Spooner.

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Morag Morris Annual Poetry Lecture

Thursday 4 October 2012

18:00 to 19:00

Bernard O’Donoghue - Yeats: Early and Late. With readings by GSA students

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Guildford Book Festival Exhibition

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Until 25th October. Tony De Saulles is the award-winning illustrator of the best-selling Horrible Science books. The exhibition features illustrations from the series including the latest title: Horrible Science House of Horrors. Come along and be among the first to enjoy cartoons from Tony’s latest book 99 Dead Snowmen, with adults (and their children) in mind.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (PG)

Wednesday 10 October 2012

19:00

NOTE: This will no longer be Snow White as advertised as The Disney Co have just placed a moratorium on public showings of the film, so we have sourced an even earlier animation to start our mini-series.

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Lunchtime Recital - Penningtons Scholarship

Wednesday 17 October 2012

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and delightful Lunchtime Recitals.
This concert features final year students competing for the Penningtons Scholarship.

Merrily We Roll Along

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Franklin Shepard, once a talented composer of Broadway musicals, has abandoned his friends and his songwriting career to become a producer of Hollywood flicks. We begin at the height of his Hollywood fame and move back in time, showing snapshots of the most important moments in Frank’s life.

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It's Not Rocket Science

Friday 19 October 2012

19:00

This is definitely the year of the particle physicist: the momentous announcement of the Higgs Boson from CERN... and comedian Ben Miller returns to his scientific roots.

State of Emergency

Wednesday 24 October 2012

19:30

We are very excited to welcome the internationally acclaimed State of Emergency as part of our Black History Month activities and celebrations. In a unique performance especially for the University of Surrey, the company will perform excerpts and improvisations from "Desert Crossings", their internationally acclaimed dance theatre production, alongside "Sketches From Grahamstown".

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 24 October 2012

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Science

Wednesday 24 October 2012

19:00

Is it possible to travel through time and kill your grandfather? If the universe is infinite, where are all the aliens? Is Schrödinger’s cat dead or alive, or both? Jim Al-Khalili takes us on a mind-expanding tour through these and other universal puzzles that have kept scientists pushing the limits of our understanding.

State of Emergency

Wednesday 24 October 2012

19:30

We are very excited to welcome the internationally acclaimed State of Emergency as part of our Black History Month activities and celebrations. In a unique performance especially for the University of Surrey, the company will perform excerpts and improvisations from "Desert Crossings", their internationally acclaimed dance theatre production, alongside "Sketches From Grahamstown".

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Bones Will Crow

Thursday 25 October 2012

18:30

A performance of Burmese poetry in English.

At a turning point in Burma’s history with the release from detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and an amnesty given to some imprisoned writers, the University of Surrey’s English PEN Society presents a performance of Burmese poetry read in English by staff and students.

What is Beyond?

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Until 15th November. "The randomness in nature and the beauty of theatrical physics may reveal a secret of existence. Can we ask, ‘What is beyond?’ Our present knowledge of physics cannot reply but perhaps these explorations into the art of glass may help.” Dr. Mohammed Sanduk

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 31 October 2012

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Fings Ain't Wot They Used To Be

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Originally written as a play, this comedy has the dialogue in the Cockney dialect with much rhyming slang and thieves’ cant. A celebration of an idealised East End and Soho bohemian lifestyle at the end of the 1950s, as knocking shops and coffee shops teemed with ponces, doxies, molls, spivs, gamblers and bent coppers: even the Kray Brothers make a prophetic appearance.

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2Deep

Wednesday 7 November 2012

19:30

Expect a fresh new dose of Rannel’s trademark hilarious Hip-Hop comedy theatre full of music, physical set pieces and jaw dropping skills with a futuristic twist...

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (PG)

Wednesday 14 November 2012

19:00

Note: This will not be Toy Story as advertised due to the license being unavailable.

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The Surrey Sculpture Society Autumn Lecture

Wednesday 14 November 2012

19:30

Based on the densely woven volume of nesting forms, Laura Ellen Bacon’s work transforms the craft of willow weaving into extraordinary sculpture that merges with its surroundings.

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Nicholas Nickleby

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Dickens, the great social reformer, here enjoys a spirited outing in this fast-paced 1950s set adaptation accompanied by live ‘Skiffle’ music.

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University Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Saturday 17 November 2012

19:30

NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE & PRICE - due to circumstances beyond our control, the concert has been moved from Friday 16 November (as advertised in the brochure) to Saturday 17 November. There will also be a £12 charge for tickets, or £6 for relations/friends of the performers.

The University’s Chamber Choir and Orchestra perform much-loved motets by Bach and Mozart together with the exhilarating fanfare-filled Te Deum composed to celebrate George II’s victory over the French at Dettingen.

Re-make, Re-use, Through Stitch and Print

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Until 19th December. Jennifer originally studied Fine Art and Mathematics and began using fabric and stitch in the 1980s. In this collection of work she is examining the old fashioned virtues of thrift and domestic economy.

The Gut Girls

Wednesday 21 November 2012

The Gut Girls of Victorian London are a rowdy bunch – with language that would stagger a horse and muscles that could floor a man. They spend their days knee deep in blood and entrails in the freezing, contaminated gutting shed, lifting carcasses twice their size. But they earn in a week what a girl in service earns in a year.  In the pubs and music halls of Deptford they are notorious for loud laughter, outrageous hats and wearing no knickers. No man would touch them with a barge pole.    

Marici Saxes

Friday 23 November 2012

17:30

One of London’s leading saxophone quartets, the all-female Marici Saxes work in many different genres and all manner of settings.

Autumn Classics

Saturday 24 November 2012

19:30

The University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present another evening of autumn classics, as Russell Keable conducts an exhilarating programme of glitter and sparkle.

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Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 28 November 2012

19:30

Student conductors direct an entertaining and diverse programme of music for ensembles and small orchestras.

Live at University Hall

Sunday 2 December 2012

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. Usually held in the Ivy Arts Centre, these concerts showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Wednesday 5 December 2012

The show tells the story of the upstanding, young Edwin Drood who mysteriously disappears and is presumably murdered. But who did it? There are so many names in the frame and the audience gets to decide!

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Big Band in Studio One

Friday 7 December 2012

20:00

The University of Surrey’s award-winning and talented Big Band returns to Studio One with another lively and fun-filled programme of Big Band standards through Latin jazz to modern funk. You WILL be tapping your feet and swinging along!

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Duo John Butcher and Rhodri Davies

Saturday 8 December 2012

19:30

The Duo comprises Rhodri Davies, an eclectic harpist who has performed with groups such as the Cinematic Orchestra and The Magic Numbers, and his musical collaborator, saxophonist John Butcher, who is also, interestingly, a Surrey Physics graduate.

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University of Surrey Concert Band

Tuesday 11 December 2012

20:00

After a recent revamp, the Union Concert Band has continued to go from strength to strength over the past year, with a bigger ensemble and more up-to-date repertoire (but still including some of the Concert Band classics!).

A Scanner Darkly (15)

Wednesday 12 December 2012

19:00

Animation innovation doesn’t just take place at studios, as demonstrated by the work of independent animator Bob Sabiston.

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The Christmas Show

Friday 14 December 2012

19:30

Please join us for our annual Christmas Show. To celebrate the year end, we have mulled wine, mince pies and some fantastic performances for you to enjoy.

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Lunchtime Recital - Lionel Handy

Wednesday 9 January 2013

13:10

Our first programme after each vacation features a concert by a distinguished visiting player who has connections to the School of Arts. The outstanding Lionel Handy marks the start of Benjamin Britten’s centenary year with a performance of his second cello suite, together with Bach’s second suite, and some more recent shorter pieces for solo cello.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 11 January 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

The Society of Fickle Fingers

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Satirist Mark Michael studied at Winchester School of Art and achieved First Class Honours in Fine Art. The Society of Fickle Fingers comments on how mobile technology, internet and instant messaging have influenced the new ‘Me generation.’ 

He says “It’s important for me not to censor my thoughts; I love the reactions and happenings that I see everywhere from books, movies, television, the bludgeoning of advertising and excessive fear from the media. The digital age seems to have isolated and insulated us, forcing us to change.”

Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 16 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Ray (15)

Friday 18 January 2013

19:00

Taylor Hackford’s 2004 Oscar- and BAFTA-winning film Ray tells the story of music legend Ray Charles, who broke down countless social and musical barriers through his musical brilliance and his refusal to accept the limitations and categorizations imposed upon him by others.

Postgraduate Recitals

Friday 18 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our Postgraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Tuesday 22 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 23 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Thursday 24 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 30 January 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 1 February 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Live at the Ivy

Sunday 3 February 2013

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. This concert will showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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Jerry Springer: The Opera

Monday 4 February 2013

Winner of 6 Olivier Awards, this musical satirizes America’s trash TV culture taking a raucously irreverent look at religion, sexuality and popular culture. Based on the notorious TV talk show of the same name, this musical is an audacious and scandalous, yet ultimately moral and challenging show that’s recommended to anyone who can accept the odd dose of outrage in their lives.

This production is not recommended for anyone under 16 years.

Like Sugar in Milk: Stories of Zoroastrian Migration to the South East of England

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Until 20 February. Like Sugar in Milk is a Heritage Lottery funded oral history and photographic exhibition.

It marks the culmination of an 18 month project involving over twenty volunteers. Volunteer ‘memory collectors’ from Sussex and Surrey have captured the migration stories of twelve Zoroastrian Elders from the wider South East region. The project has been guided by a Steering Group made up of members and leaders of Zoroastrian organisations.

Dance Double Bill

Wednesday 6 February 2013

19:30

Featuring new work by two exciting dance artists - 'Obverse' by Joe Moran and 'Ordinary Courage' by Theo Clinkard

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Lunchtime Recital - Croser Hughes Chamber Music Award

Wednesday 6 February 2013

13:10

This is an annual competition for the performance of Chamber Music with keyboard. The competition was started over 20 years ago by two former piano tutors to encourage students to explore the vast range of interesting chamber music that is available.

This is always a highly-charged event, as a guest adjudicator is invited to have the final say and make the Award. The repertoire is really varied and excellent performances make judging a winner very difficult.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday 6 February 2013

A modern day musical theatre addict known simply as ‘Man in Chair’ drops the needle on his favourite LP. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny 1928 musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married. His infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theatre.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 13 February 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of passion and violence has been adapted and produced for a schools audience.

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Down From The Mountain (PG)

Wednesday 13 February 2013

19:00

"Down from the Mountain" is an award-winning film from Nick Doob, Chris Hegedus, and the legendary D.A. Pennebaker ("Don't Look Back", "Monterey Pop") about the music and musicians that appeared on the soundtrack of the Coen brothers' 1999 film "O Brother Where Art Thou?"

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Surrey Sculpture Society Lecture

Wednesday 13 February 2013

19:30

Angela Conner’s sculptures harness the natural forces of our environment using elements such as water and wind to move and unfold their abstract
forms. She has captured this energy in a staggering array of materials including clay, steel and glass. The breadth of her sculpture moves easily from figurative to modern kinetic art.

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Rush Hour Concert

Friday 15 February 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Brahms' German Requiem

Saturday 16 February 2013

19:30

After last year’s sell-out performance of the irreligious Carmina Burana the University forces tackle one of the highlights of 19th Century sacred choral and orchestral writing, Brahms’ magnificent and eloquently uplifting German Requiem.

This setting of biblical texts, rather than the usual Latin Requiem text, carries performers and listeners through music of consoling beauty to grand and powerfully dramatic climaxes.

Canadian baritone David Pike and soprano Pippa Goss join the student performers to add an international flavour to this emotional and spine-tingling work.

 

Why not enjoy a pre-concert meal at the Cathedral Refectory? See below for details:

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 20 February 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

The Byron Wallen Project

Friday 22 February 2013

19:30

Byron Wallen is “one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive” (Jazzwise Magazine). Widely recognised as a seminal figure in world jazz, he is constantly travelling the world recording, teaching and performing.

Byron has been working on jazz improvisation, composition and performance with Music students for several months. This concert is the culmination of this mini-project which will showcase the ideas they have been developing together. Byron and the band will play a set based on compositions by Surrey students, all of which will be interpreted through improvisation.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 27 February 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 27 February 2013

19:30

Student conductors direct an entertaining and diverse programme of music for small orchestra and ensembles. The range of ensembles changes with each concert and could include the University String Orchestra, the Close Harmony Choir or the Percussion Ensemble - or any other of our many ensembles!

Come along to this free event to hear some familiar and some new works played and conducted with verve and enthusiasm. 

Please email arts@surrey.ac.uk nearer the date for a full programme.

Dance in the 21st Century: Nomadic Subjects or New Subjectivity?

Wednesday 27 February 2013

17:00 to 18:30

The seminar will be led by Sabine Sörgel, University of Surrey.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 1 March 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 6 March 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Britten, Analysis, and the Augmented Sixth: Centennial Reflections

Wednesday 6 March 2013

16:00

You are welcome to our next music research seminar, on March 6th, 4pm in SeedPod (Nodus Building). Christopher Mark (University of Surrey) will be speaking on the music of Benjamin Britten:

"In a well-known article on Michael Tippett’s String Quartet No. 2, Derrick Puffett observed that (in contrast with Tippett in the movement Puffett is analyzing)  ‘Britten … is not noted for his fondness for augmented sixths’.  He is correct to the extent that Britten has indeed not been noted for this, but incorrect in the implication that this is an accurate observation. As I shall demonstrate in this paper, the augmented sixth is employed by Britten throughout his career at crucial structural and dramatic points in works as varied as Sinfonia da Requiem, Rejoice in the Lamb, Peter Grimes, Poet’s Echo, and Death in Venice. Characteristic of all of these contexts is the recognition of the augmented-sixth function at the moment of resolution, rather than the chord itself (which is normally just the root and the augmented sixth, usually spelt as a seventh) being imbued with the conventional impetus towards (or desire for) a specific resolution. This quality epitomizes Britten’s reworking of traditional elements of tonality."

Actual Size Dance Company

Friday 8 March 2013

19:30

Actual Size is a student led dance company, working with professional dance artists and developing their own work. In the past the company has worked with artists including Luke Birch, Annie Lok, Karen Da Silva and most recently Rosie Heafford (Second Hand Dance).

Actual Size has also been fortunate enough to tour work and perform at dance platforms such as Dancin’ Oxford in 2010.

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University of Surrey Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Friday 8 March 2013

19:30

The University of Surrey’s Chamber Choir and Orchestra return to the URC Music Series with a programme of music to nurture the soul. Britten’s setting of Auden’s poem was written at the same time as his Ceremony of Carols, and shares the same wonderful music effects. The Hymn contrasts with the austere beauty of Stravinsky’s Mass and the extreme purity of Bach and Purcell. 

This concert is one of the opening events of the 2013 Guildford International Music Festival.

Guildford International Music Festival 2013

Friday 8 March 2013

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The twelfth Guildford International Music Festival springs into life in March bringing new artists and programmes and welcoming back some Festival friends and favourites. For two majestically musical weeks, the spotlight shines brightly on Guildford as the University works with local partners to mix a delicious sonic cocktail of concerts, talks, community projects and more.

To join the Festival mailing list e-mail arts@surrey.ac.uk

The Weak Force Collaborative Art Installation

Tuesday 12 March 2013

'The Weak Force' is an international collaboration between artists Matthew Sansom (UK), Andy Thomson (NZ), Paul Cullen (NZ), Chris Braddock (NZ), Eugene Hansen (NZ), Laresa Ksoloff (Aus), Bruce Barber (Canada), and Kim Morgan (Can). It is part of 'Unified Field Theory', a larger arts research project based at Auckland University of Technology. Visit this multimedia artwork to explore connections between gravitational theory, the 100th anniversary of Luigi Russolo’s manifesto The 'Art of Noises', and questions about how and why artists work together.

For more information: www.uft-gravity.com

Surrey Composers Concert

Tuesday 12 March 2013

19:30

An exciting evening of new work by the University of Surrey’s composition students. With nine pieces being premièred, surround sound electronics and a symphony orchestra formed exclusively for the concert, this will be an exciting evening of inventive musicmaking by up and coming composers.

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Lunchtime Recital - Student Compositions

Wednesday 13 March 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Dance Inscriptions in Real and Virtual Spaces

Wednesday 13 March 2013

17:00 to 18:30

Part of the Dance, Film and Theatre Research Seminar Series 2013, this seminar will be led by Sarah Whatley, Coventry University.

The World Goes Round

Thursday 14 March 2013

Fans of the Broadway songwriting duo Fred Ebb and John Kander won’t want to miss The World Goes Round, an engaging musical revue embracing musicals from Chicago to Funny Girl, from New York, New York to Kiss of the Spiderwoman. GSA brings you the best of this important Broadway song-writing team in an evening of music offering a seamless, uninterrupted roller-coaster ride from beginning to end.

Tom Dowd and the Language of Music (E)

Thursday 14 March 2013

19:00

In any recording, the most overlooked contributor is the recording engineer, the person responsible for capturing the sound of the performers. "Tom Dowd and the Language of Music" tells the astonishing story of arguably the most successful recording engineer in history.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 15 March 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Surrey New Writers Festival

Friday 15 March 2013

The Surrey New Writers Festival is an annual public festival affiliated with the Creative Writing programme at the University of Surrey. We aim to create a festival that will engage with writing and creativity in dynamic ways. Our programming is of interest not only to current and potential Surrey students, but also to the wider community of Guildford and surrounding areas.

GSA Singers - Here's Where I Stand

Sunday 17 March 2013

17:00 and 20:00

The 2013 GSA Singers present their annual ‘Electric’ concerts. These highly renowned performers are back for just two performances and will be delighting audiences with songs from modern and traditional musicals, popular music featuring some well known favourites and lesser known gems.

It Might Get Loud (PG)

Tuesday 19 March 2013

19:00

For this intriguing documentary, Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") brings together superstar rock guitarists from three successive eras—Jack White (The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), The Edge (U2), and Surrey native Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin)—for a high-level summit on music, life, and the love shared by all three artists: the guitar.  The result is a unique combination of biography, conversation, and high-level jam session with three distinctive but kindred artists.

On Foucault

Tuesday 19 March 2013

17:00 to 18:30

This seminar will be introduced by Dr. Melissa Blanco-Borelli (Dance), University of Surrey.

All staff and postgraduate students are warmly invited to attend and participate.

Weightless

Wednesday 20 March 2013

19:30

Weightless is a new work celebrating Yael Flexer’s 20th anniversary as a choreographer. Engaging, thoughtful, but with a cheeky wink, this show carries Yael’s trademark witty text and humour combined with fastpaced, space-hungry movement and a driving musical score by Israeli cellist Karni Postel.

It also features an exciting digital element with radio-controlled floating objects drifting through the auditorium and a multiplicity of sound objects; disembodied voices immersing both audience and performers.

Lunchtime Recital - Quattro Mani Competition

Wednesday 20 March 2013

13:10

The Quattro Mani Competition for piano duet playing was established in 2010 with the generosity of concert pianist Maureen Galea. Maureen was our first PhD performance, and is now a well-established piano tutor at the University and locally. The aims of the Competition are to encourage the exploration of an under-played, but rather wonderful, area of the piano repertoire, while developing the team-working and collaborative skills for which performing musicians are renowned.

The Colour of Justice

Wednesday 20 March 2013

This dramatic reconstruction, based on the transcripts of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, was originally produced at the Tricycle Theatre in London. Black teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in a racist attack by a gang of white youths in Eltham, South-East London in 1993. The police investigation failed to provide sufficient evidence to convict at the time, and the public inquiry into the investigation caused a national outcry when it found that the police force was guilty of ‘institutionalised racism’. 

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Music Research Seminar: Popular Songs and the Protean Poetics of Songwriters

Wednesday 20 March 2013

16:00

Song lyrics have been cited by sociologists when illustrating social changes and shifting beliefs, and musicologists when analyzing songs (often heard as secondary to melodies, rhythms, vocal performance and other musical qualities). Rarely has scholarly discussion of song lyrics focused on the creators of lyrics – the songwriters. Despite the apparent ‘death of the author’ which legitimates the critic’s independent interpretation, most discussions of songs, at some point, make reference to the person who created the words and music. In this talk I will focus on the poetic praxis of songwriters and the protean character of lyrics as a way of exploring how understandings of songs are shaped by the craft of songwriting.

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Friday 22 March 2013

Legendary songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll and their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture, in an idealised 50s setting.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Wednesday 27 March 2013

The last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth told from the point of view of Judas Iscariot, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterpiece was their first professionally produced musical, heralding the beginning of two careers that would change the British musical forever. It has since been produced in 42 countries and become a modern classic.

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Capturing the Ephemeral

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Until 25th April. Bobbie Bale’s colourful abstract expressionist paintings are inspired by her wild garden. She explains that the seeds for the ideas had been germinating for some time when a particular experience galvanised her into action. After walking through wet grass, she turned back to see the silver pathway made by her footsteps emerge and, just as quickly disappear. The experience became a metaphor for the beautiful moment, change and memory.

What is Performance Philosophy?

Thursday 11 April 2013

All day
Professor Martin Puchner (Harvard), Professor Bojana Kunst (Giessen), Professor Andrew Bowie (Royal Holloway, University of London)

The aim of the conference is to explore the scope and diversity of research being undertaken by scholars and practitioners concerned with the relationship between performance and philosophy broadly construed.  This event will mark the official launch of Performance Philosophy as a network, but it will also be an opportunity to interrogate the nature of Performance Philosophy as a field.

On Derrida

Tuesday 23 April 2013

17:00 to 18:30

The School of Arts hosts a monthly discussion-based seminar, which focuses on texts by key figures in philosophy and ‘theory’.  Texts will be chosen and introduced by members of staff from the School and across the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences more broadly.

Lunchtime Recital - Paul Stanway Prize for Brass

Wednesday 24 April 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

This week, come and see our Brass players in this annual competition.

Live at the Ivy

Sunday 28 April 2013

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. This concert will showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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West Surrey Artists Taster Exhibition

Monday 29 April 2013

Exhibition preview event: Monday 29th April, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 30th April. 

A taste of what you can see when Surrey’s artists open their studios to the public from 8 – 23 June. This annual event gives you a valuable insight into how artwork is produced.

Lunchtime Recital - Student Compositions

Wednesday 1 May 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

This concert will feature compositions by final year students.

School of Arts Graduate Seminar Series:

Wednesday 1 May 2013

17:00 to 18:30

The School of Arts hosts a monthly discussion-based seminar, which focuses on texts by key figures in philosophy and ‘theory’.  Texts will be chosen and introduced by members of staff from the School and across the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences more broadly.

Attempts on Her Life

Thursday 2 May 2013

"17 scenes on a woman - Anne - who may be a terrorist on the run, or an artist who has turned her suicide attempts into her art, or a traveller who has her photo taken by millionaires'    swimming pools and in slums, or a woman whose children have been slaughtered in civil war, or even a child herself." - The Guardian

Summer Selection

Saturday 4 May 2013

19:30

Making the most of the lovely acoustics of St Saviour’s Church, this student-led concert features some inspiring music.

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Lunchtime Recital - Student Compositions

Wednesday 8 May 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

This concert will feature compositions by second year students.

BA Acting Showcase

Thursday 9 May 2013

17:00 & 20:00

An opportunity to see graduating students from the BA Acting course perform a showcase of their work as they launch into their professional careers. Enjoy a unique evening of entertainment featuring drama and song.

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Musical Theatre Showcase

Monday 13 May 2013

GSA’s graduating BA Musical Theatre students offer the unique chance to see them performing a showcase of their work as they launch into their professional careers. 

A theatrical treat featuring songs, dance and drama.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 15 May 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Joyce Dixey Annual Composition Award Final

Wednesday 15 May 2013

19:30

After months of careful crafting, rehearsing and collaborating, composition finalists bring their creative and inventive ideas to fruition. Expect a real mix - featuring laptops and electronics alongside more traditional ensembles.

School of Arts Dance/Theatre Research Seminar:

Wednesday 15 May 2013

17:00 to 18:30
Aneta Mancewicz, Central School of Speech and Drama

Digital technologies have made possible non-progressive and non-physical ways of conceptualizing time and space in performance. As a result, the traditional definition of theatre as the co-presence of actors and audience in the performance of a live event had to include alternative modes of staging. This, in turn, has encouraged new interpretations of dramatic works. In Shakespearean performance, digital manipulations of temporality and spatiality have led to the development of intermedial memory landscapes - the layering and overlapping of real and virtual sites of performance to combine past and present perspectives, in an exploration of subjectivity on stage.

David Lovatt Award Final with the Ligeti String Quartet

Saturday 18 May 2013

19:30

As leading exponents of contemporary music in the UK, the Ligeti Quartet have worked with student composers to fine tune the new works they have selected for the final of this annual composition award. The Ligeti Quartet will perform the short-listed works and announce a winner.

The Laramie Project

Thursday 23 May 2013

By Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project.

On October the 7th, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard's death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it is their voices we hear in this powerful and stunningly thought provoking piece of theatre. "The Laramie Project" explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable

Metamorphoses

Thursday 23 May 2013

Based on the Myths of Ovid. Written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman.

The players enact Zimmerman's adaptations of Ovid's tales, juxtaposing the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image. The tone of the drama likewise echoes the themes of change and contrast, from the humour of Phaeton's therapy session to the tragedy of Midas and his daughter.

Please note: this show contains nudity: there is no age restriction, parental discretion is advised

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Final Year Recitals

Tuesday 28 May 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 29 May 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Dance Degree Shows

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Join us for a vivid celebration of our student talent. A rare opportunity to see the next generation of young dance artists and choreographers before they embark on their professional careers.

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Final Year Recitals

Thursday 30 May 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

She Loves Me

Thursday 30 May 2013

Georg and Amalia, two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930's, secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, little knowing who their respective correspondents really are. Funny, intelligent, honest and sentimental, this romantic comedy has an endearing innocence and touch of old world elegance and nostalgia, yet is as universal and relevant as ever in this age of internet romances.
An intimate and touching show, this heart-warming story is considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written.

Mirror Mirror

Monday 3 June 2013

Exhibition preview event: Monday 20th May, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 21st May and ends on Thursday 6th June.

Mother and son reflect two generations of artists’ flair, continuing an artistic tradition spanning many previous generations. This show focuses on Salli’s magical 2D sculptures and Marcus’s film of a moving sculpture, represented by a Gareth Pugh fashion garment.

Theatre Studies Festival: Footprints

Wednesday 5 June 2013

This summer, come and join us for our Theatre Studies Festival in the Ivy Arts Centre. Many of the students are taking part in a diverse range of performances. See below for more information about what is on offer….

Final Year Recitals

Thursday 6 June 2013

14:00

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Bernarda Alba

Thursday 6 June 2013

Following her husband’s funeral, powerful matriarch Bernarda Alba decrees to her five daughters that the household will enter a period of eight years mourning. The only one it seems will escape this fate is the eldest daughter, Angustias, who is already betrothed to the village’s most eligible bachelor.

In the strict confines of the house, jealousy and sexuality rise to the surface. As Bernarda’s oppression of her daughters increases it is more than the girls’ liberty that is in danger.

School of Arts End of Year Show

Thursday 6 June 2013

19:30

This lively show will include performances by the acclaimed Stopgap dance company, a professional, integrated company which specialises in performances by dancers with and without disabilities; there will be performances by students from our music programmes; a music video made by Film Studies students, and dance including Kathak, a traditional Indian dance form, which will be fused with contemporary dance techniques. You’ll also be treated to a pre-show ballet performance.

This is a great showcase for the talented young artists studying here at Surrey.

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Final Year Recitals

Friday 7 June 2013

14:00

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Retrospective: In Praise of Wood

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Exhibition preview event: Monday 10th June, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 11th June and ends on Saturday 29th June.

Kit says “I have always loved wood, both as a medium for sculpture and for woodcuts." Her woodcuts carve a fresh, contemporary edge from the oldest known technique for making prints.

Postgraduate Recitals

Wednesday 12 June 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our Postgraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

The Guildford Society Annual Architecture Lecture

Wednesday 19 June 2013

19:00

"Threads in the Urban Fabric, Guildford in the 20th Century and Beyond"

Professor Alan Powers is a writer, tutor and curator specialising in the history of twentieth century British art, architecture and design.

Footloose

Friday 21 June 2013

Life in small-town Bomont is peaceful until City boy, Ren, arrives. Breaking every taboo, Ren brings dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy. GSA graduates bring yet another breath-taking musical experience to the Yvonne Arnaud stage.

Annual Architecture and Sculpture Walk

Sunday 30 June 2013

15:00

Guided walk led by Pat Grayburn and Professor Stephen Baker. Meet at the Alan Turing sculpture on the piazza near the School of Management.

Images of Tuscany: Watercolour Paintings

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Exhibition preview event: Monday 1st July, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 2nd July.

Gheri’s economical but lyrical handling of watercolour illustrates the deep love the artist holds for the visual attraction of his native Sienese countryside.

Pippin

Thursday 4 July 2013

With Schwartz’s 1970’s pop style score and Fosse’s vision Pippin offers a surreal musical experience telling the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?

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A Night at the Movies

Thursday 11 July 2013

GSA Saturday School students present their annual revue.  An all singing, all dancing and all acting tribute to the movies!

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In Search of Silence

Monday 22 July 2013

Exhibition preview event: Monday 22nd July, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 23rd July.

An exhibition of paintings exploring the silent stillness of the landscape. The starting point is the place itself but the paintings eventually take over and follow their own path offering the viewer a contemplative space to dwell.

GAP NOW

Monday 2 September 2013

10.00-17.00 Mon-Fri; weekends by appointment

Preview - the exhibition opens on Monday 2 September: 18.00 - 20.00.

An exhibition of recent work by a group of artists called Guildford Art Perspective who worked together from 1992 to 2001. Their aim was to promote twentieth century values in arts practice.

New Performance in the School of Arts: Work in progress, reflection, feedback

Tuesday 24 September 2013

16.00 to 18.00

An afternoon showcasing new in-progress works by three of the University of Surrey's leading practitioner-researchers. Dance, music, and theatre, combined, isolated and exploring different realms of performance. An event not to be missed!    

'The Artist In His Environment' and 'Images of God'

Wednesday 2 October 2013

10.00 -17.00 Mon-Fri; weekends by prior appointment (Lewis Elton Gallery)

Two exhibitions by Norman Adams RA held at Guildford Cathedral and the Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey.

From small intimate watercolours to the large canvases of the 1980s and 1990s the work shown will span 50 years.

Lunchtime Recital - Guest performers: Tetra Guitar Quartet

Wednesday 9 October 2013

13.10
Tetra Guitar Quartet
This season, the Tetra Guitar Quartet celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Exceptional musicianship, unique repertoire and groundbreaking programming have helped to make Tetra one of the most influential and sought-after guitar ensembles of modern times.

Landscape Quartet Symposium Concert

Saturday 12 October 2013

19.30

An AHRC-funded research project, this concert presents works arising from and feeding into the associated symposium, which suggest innovative, challenging ways of relating music to the world around us.

Lunchtime Recital - MMus Recitals

Wednesday 16 October 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital, featuring the MMus students.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Mike Alfreds: Workshop and Book Launch

Wednesday 16 October 2013

15.00

The School of Arts at the University of Surrey is delighted to be hosting the award-winning theatre director, Mike Alfreds on the 16th of October. Mike is perhaps best known as the founder of influential company, Shared Experience and for his role as Artistic Director of Method & Madness, as well as for his work with the RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe. He will be leading a workshop and hosting a book launch on this date.    

O Duo Percussion Extravaganza

Friday 18 October 2013

19.30

O Duo’s repertoire is an invigorating mix of popular classics and accessible contemporary music played on a huge array of percussion.

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Lunchtime Recital - Penningtons Scholarship

Wednesday 23 October 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and delightful Lunchtime Recitals.
This concert features final year students competing for the annual Penningtons Scholarship.

LEGALLY BLONDE

Wednesday 23 October 2013

19.30; Saturday matinee 14.30

This international award-winning all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is coming to Guildford after 3 triumphant years in the West End and a national tour.

Radical Interpretation

Wednesday 30 October 2013

13.10

Starting with a lunchtime recital and moving on to a workshop and a discussion session, this special half-day event (although the recital can be attended separately) is not to be missed!

9th BCPC

Thursday 31 October 2013

The ninth British Contemporary Piano Competition is being hosted once more at the University of Surrey from Thursday 31 October with the final on Saturday 2 November. A spectacular display of 20th century piano repertoire performed by talented pianists from around the world.    

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Piano - Nicola Meecham

Sunday 3 November 2013

15.00

Nicola Meecham’s repertoire incorporates composers as diverse as Chopin, Janácek and Moondog.  In this concert she will premiere Tom Armstrong’s 'Morning Music', a memorial to the late Richard Hand.

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Waiting for Godot

Monday 4 November 2013

19.00; 14.00 matinee + 19.00 on Wednesday

Beckett’s classic absurdist play about two lost souls waiting for Godot. A tragicomedy split in two acts; USSU Theatre Society presents this much loved piece of theatre with a Southern American twist.

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Picturing the Studio - The Rob Dickins Collection

Tuesday 5 November 2013

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Watts Gallery photographic archive. The exhibition will explore how artists’ studios were shown in the nineteenth century.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 6 November 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

TWANG!!

Wednesday 6 November 2013

19.30; Saturday matinee 14.30

A rewritten version of Lionel Bart's 1960s musical, bringing to it hilarity, adventure and classic comedy with a nod to comedic legends and some of Bart's pop hits.

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Artists and their Spaces - a talk by Professor Rob Dickins CBE

Thursday 7 November 2013

19.00 - 20.00

A talk by Professor Rob Dickins CBE, in relation to this week's opening of his exhibition at the Lewis Elton Gallery in conjunction with Watts Gallery.

OUT EAST, UP WEST

Friday 8 November 2013

14.00
Barbara Windsor, Bert Fink, Philip Hedley, Mark Shenton, Ian Talbot and Julian Woolford.

An afternoon of uncovering the history and creation behind Twang!!. Original cast member Barbara Windsor will be there, along with other guests and GSA guest director, Ian Talbot and Julian Woolford - who wrote the new book for the musical. 

YERMA

Wednesday 13 November 2013

19.30

Amina Khayyam Dance Company with Zeroculture present: a Kathak interpretation of the classic play by Federico Garcia Lorca.

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Sculpture Society Autumn Lecture

Wednesday 13 November 2013

19.30

Merete Rasmussen redefines the boundaries of hand built clay structures and the capacity of the medium to define space through a measured use of striking colour, surface and linear flow.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 13 November 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 15 November 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

The Tin Ring

Monday 18 November 2013

19.30

The Tin Ring is a profoundly uplifting story of great love, brought to life by Jane Arnfield’s extraordinary solo performance.

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FANNY AND FAGGOT

Monday 18 November 2013

19.30

Based on a true story, Fanny and Faggot presents two distinct moments in the life of Mary Bell: her trial when accused of the murder of two small boys, and her escape from the open prison in 1977, when she spent the weekend on the run in Blackpool and lost her virginity.

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GOD OF CARNAGE

Tuesday 19 November 2013

19.30

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums, and tears before bedtime?

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 20 November 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

PUNK ROCK

Wednesday 20 November 2013

19.30

A young cast expose the violence simmering beneath the surface of success in Simon Stephen’s explosive and award winning play.

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Chamber Choir and Orchestra Autumn 2013 concert

Friday 22 November 2013

20.00

One of the finest choirs in southern England makes a welcome return to Haslemere Parish Church, under the batons of Russell Keable and Elizabeth Hales.

St Cecilia's Day - Lunchtime Recital at Holy Trinity Church

Friday 22 November 2013

13.15

Escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre and drop in to Holy Trinity Church at lunchtime to enjoy a beautiful programme of music including works by Bach, Rachmaninov, Mathias and Franck, performed by some of our very talented final year music students.  

Glenn Sujo G.F. Watts Associate Artist - Lifelines

Monday 25 November 2013

The preview is preceded by a lecture in Griffiths Lecture Theatre: 17.00 - 18.00. 

Preview: Monday 25 November : 18.30-20.00. 

This exhibition marks the appointment of the G. F. Watts Associate Artist.  

Glenn Sujo has achieved international recognition as a visual artist, educator, author and curator with a special interest in the expressive, analytic, symbolic, and imaginative possibilities of drawing. 

A Lecture by Glenn Sujo - On Transience and Traces

Monday 25 November 2013

17.00 to 18.00
Glenn Sujo

Glenn Sujo was awarded a Paul Mellon Research Fellowship in 1993-4 for his innovatory ideas on drawing in art education, Sujo has continued to make a lively contribution toward the recovery of drawing language in art polemics and British higher education, through practice-led research, publications, exhibitions, and other curatorial projects. 

ERHEBUNG

Wednesday 27 November 2013

14.00; 16.30; 19.00

A Dance-Sculpture-Sonic Art Installation. 
'Choreographic Affiliate for the Royal Ballet, Mayuri Boonham, redraws choreographic boundaries with her visionary approach to Bharata Natyam dance, pushing the classical South Asian art form into new collaborative and conceptual territories.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 27 November 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 29 November 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Visions and Transcendence

Saturday 30 November 2013

19.30

An evening of some major works from well-loved composers as the University of Surrey Symphony Orchestra and Choir return to St Saviour's Church with another fantastic performance in store. 

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 4 December 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

University Carol Service

Wednesday 4 December 2013

17:30

Don’t forget, the University Carol Service will be taking place on Wednesday 4 December in Guildford Cathedral from 5.30pm.

Admission is free and we welcome all staff, students, family and friends to join us for this festive occasion.

There will also be a retiring collection for the North Guildford Food Bank taking place on the night.

Big Band in Studio One

Friday 6 December 2013

19.30

The University of Surrey Big Band is back in Studio One, bringing their repertoire of jazz, rock and cool to this special Friday evening. 

LIFELINES - Workshop

Saturday 7 December 2013

09.30 - 17.00

A two-day intensive workshop celebrating the vitality, power and resilience of drawn marks in response to the lithe human figure. This challenging, practical workshop is suitable for intermediate and advanced artists and students of Art. It incorporates a visit to the University's National Resource Centre for Dance

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Live at University Hall

Sunday 8 December 2013

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. This concert will showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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Concert Band - Best of British

Tuesday 10 December 2013

19.30

The Concert Band are back, bringing you, the Best of British... 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 11 December 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

RENT

Wednesday 11 December 2013

19.30; Saturday matinee 14.30

A musical of love, loss and a summer in 1980s New York. With a host of powerful and home-hitting songs, Rent is a performance not to be missed.

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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL

Thursday 12 December 2013

Thurs & Fri 18.30; Sat 15.00; Sun 13.00

This delightful musical is based on everybody’s favourite Dr Seuss’s “Cat in the Hat” stories. Meet Horton the Elephant as he endeavors to protect the people of Who-ville, the Butter Side Uppers/Downers, Gertrude McFuzz and many other Seuss characters in this smart, wise and funny show for all ages.

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Morag Morris Poetry Lecture 2013

Thursday 12 December 2013

18.30
Professor Edward Larrisy

Seeing Things: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney: Professor Edward Larrisy comes to the University of Surrey to deliver this year's Morag Morris Poetry Lecture on the late Seamus Heaney. 

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Rush Hour Concert

Friday 13 December 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 18 December 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 18 December 2013

19.30

This entirely student-led concert presents the works of ensembles from Music and Sound Recording, and invites you to 'expect the unexpected'.

The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing Exhibition

Tuesday 14 January 2014

The Neo-Futurist Collective presents: the Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing Exhibition.

Symphonova Project - lunchtime concert

Wednesday 15 January 2014

13.10

The Syphonova Project puts on another great programme of works for this opening concert of the Spring Arts calendar season. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 22 January 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy some fantastic performances given by our final year students. Featuring a variety of instruments and music genres, this special lunchtime concert is not one to miss! Do feel free to come and support our students in their final year assessments for as long as you are able. All welcome.

School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 22 January 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

Lunchtime Recital

Friday 24 January 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy some fantastic performances given by our final year students. Featuring a variety of instruments and music genres, this special lunchtime concert is not one to miss! Do feel free to come and support our students in their final year assessments for as long as you are able. All welcome.

LES MISERABLES

Wednesday 29 January 2014

7.30pm (2.30pm matinee, Sat 1)

The play adaptation of this French classic, descriped as a 'powerful tale... intimate and vital' by The Stage.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 29 January 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy some fantastic performances given by our final year students. Featuring a variety of instruments and music genres, this special lunchtime concert is not one to miss! Do feel free to come and support our students in their final year assessments for as long as you are able. All welcome.

Live at University Hall

Sunday 2 February 2014

19:30

After a hugely successful first showcase in December, Live at University Hall is back with more songs and pieces to offer, spanning a range of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, covers and some highly anticipated new works written by some of the performers themselves. 

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Lunchtime Recital - Croser Hughes Chamber Music Competition

Wednesday 5 February 2014

13:10

This annual competition is one of the great set-piece events of the year, celebrating our talented chamber musicians.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Wednesday 5 February 2014

7.30pm (2.30pm matinee as well on Sat 8th)

A fun favourite, this show and cast is sure to be a hit and provide a splendid night of light-hearted entertainment.

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Rush Hour Concert

Friday 7 February 2014

17:30

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We apologise for any inconvenience.

GREASE

Saturday 8 February 2014

“GREASE IS STILL THE WORD” - The Daily Mail. And so it is. The talented students from the Guildford School of Acting will be bringing Grease to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for one special week!

Croser-Hughes at the URC

Sunday 9 February 2014

3pm

Following on from the recent Croser-Hughes competition, the best chamber groups from the School of Arts come together to put on a great concert of highlights from the competition.

THE BALLAD OF SKINNY LATTES

Monday 10 February 2014

7.30pm

The Neo-Futurist Collective and Fruit for the Apocalypse present this six-movement 'noise opera' by Joseph Young. 

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Songs for a New World

Monday 10 February 2014

7.30pm (2.30pm matinee as well on Sat 15th)

“I don’t want to philosophize. I just want to tell a story.” Neither musical play nor revue, Songs for a New World is closer to a theatrical song cycle, a very theatrical song cycle.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 12 February 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

ARTIFICIAL THINGS

Wednesday 12 February 2014

7.30pm

In this cinematic and evocative production, Stopgap Dance Company creates a compact world of riddles that question our notions about unity and co-existence. 

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Surrey Sculpture Society

Wednesday 12 February 2014

19.30

Kate MccGwire gives a talk on her work and how she aims to probe the unconscious mind for reactions that can be both sensual and sinister with her scultpure made out of hundreds of collected feathers. Interesting and engaging, this talk will be held in Austin Pearce Lecture Theatre 1.

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Love Your Campus (Get Creative) Workshop

Friday 14 February 2014

10am - 4pm

Feel the Love this Valentine’s Day and join in the “Love Your Campus” workshop with artist, Alison Roche.

CATHEDRAL CONCERT SPRING 2014

Saturday 15 February 2014

7.30pm

After last year’s sell-out performance of the emotional, dramatic and sublime German Requiem by Brahms, the University's Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are undertaking Puccini's Messa a work full of youthful operatic flair and ravishing music from the composer of Tosca and La Bohème.

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Love Your Campus Exhibition and Competition

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Come and see the work created by staff and students as part of the Love Your Campus project, with a general but not exclusive focus on sustainability and recycling. Or maybe even take part in this exhibition and competition yourself!

School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 19 February 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 19 February 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

ETHEL SMYTH

Wednesday 19 February 2014

5.15pm

Join Dr Christopher Wiley in his talk about this remarkable composer and writer who defied the gender construction expectations of her age to become a renowned composer and following her deafness in her later years, a successful author. A concert will be held after the talk, and a display on Ethel Smyth from the Surrey History Centre will also be on display. This evening is part of the LGBT History Month.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 21 February 2014

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Composers & Choreographers

Sunday 23 February 2014

7.30pm

A culmination of an intensive collaboration involving choreography and composition developed in just two days by students working together. Witty, thrilling, thoughtful and amusing, these performances always surpass expectation.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 26 February 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Call for papers

Saturday 1 March 2014

Theatre in the Dark

Sat 12 Jul 2014

What happens when the stage and house lights fade to black? When the strictness of a light-based divide between them and us, stage and auditorium, dissolves? What happens to theatre in the dark?

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Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 5 March 2014

19.30

This entirely student-led concert presents the works of ensembles from Music and Sound Recording, and invites you to 'expect the unexpected'.

School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 5 March 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO

Wednesday 5 March 2014

7.30pm

BAFTA winner Peter Capaldi portrays Leonardo Da Vinci in an abstract and timeless setting, narrating passages from his journals and capturing the essence of the human being behind the genius.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 5 March 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Stations of the Cross

Thursday 6 March 2014

Arnold Daghani was a survivor of the Holocaust and his artwork, part of the University of Surrey's Art Collection can be seen at Guidlford Cathedral. A lecture on Daghani and 'Christian motifs in the work of Jewish Artists' is being held on Thursday 6th in the evening.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 7 March 2014

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

ACTUAL SIZE DANCE COMPANY SHOWCASE

Friday 7 March 2014

7.30PM

The Actual Size Dance Company showcase 2014 is a culmination of external workshops and students choreography into an evening that showcases the wide range of the University of Surrey dance student's talents and passions. Come and join us for a contemporary dance-filled evening of fresh student zeal!

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University of Surrey Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Sunday 9 March 2014

3pm
The University of Surrey’s Chamber Choir and Orchestra return to the URC Music Series with a special programme of music. Vaughan Williams' beautiful setting of Shakespeare's 'Serenade to Music' is an ideal showcase for the choir, whilst Tippett's spirituals present intricate and moving arrangements from a work which established him among the leading English composers of the 20th century.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 12 March 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Electronic & Improvised Music Event

Saturday 15 March 2014

7.30pm

This evening will feature collaborative performances between staff, students and invited guests, bringing together composition and improvisation across both acoustic and electronic forces.

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ACTING BA SHOWCASE

Monday 17 March 2014

5pm; 7.30pm

A unique showcase presented by third year Acting students.

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School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 19 March 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

SOA Presents - Prof Clive Williamson

Wednesday 19 March 2014

13:10

Professor Clive Williamson, Head of Performance at the University of Surrey, performs a new work by composer, Philip Grange, and Elliot Carter's Sonata in a special lunchtime recital, before a drinks reception and his inaugural lecture as a professor here at the University. 

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Delta Saxophone Quartet

Friday 21 March 2014

7.30pm

'One of Europe's most distinguished new music ensembles' The Guardian; 'Fierce, passionate and giddily lyrical' The Independent. The Delta Sax Quartet are coming to Surrey for an evening of music featuring a variety of works, and showcasing new compositions by local composers Tom Armstrong, Steve Goss and the winner of the David Lovatt competition from earlier in the day... Come along to hear more!

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CHESS

Tuesday 25 March 2014

7.30pm

Described as “ONE OF THE BEST ROCK SCORES EVER PRODUCED” Time Magazine, this powerful musical features the hit songs 'Anthem', 'Someone Else's Story' and the unforgettable 'I Know Him So Well'.

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Played Out

Tuesday 25 March 2014

10am-5pm Monday-Friday; Weekends by appointment only (48 hours' notice please)

Played Out is an inter-media installation derived from the examination of the physical life-histories of a single guitar. The project explores how we conceive a physical object, where relations between materiality and imagination conflate and confuse. It is an extended site-specific work reaching into the variegated forms of knowledge and modes of understanding that exist within the university, and the ways they might expand our understanding of the guitar.

LITTLE WOMEN

Wednesday 26 March 2014

7.30pm

Steven Luke Walker's heart-warming new musical based on the much-loved novels of Louisa May Alcott is being performed in its entirety by the GSA students after receiving great reviews from its workshops in London by leading West End performers (including Gina Beck, the Strallen sisters and Daniel Boys). Steven has created some outstanding new songs that bring to life the warmth, wittiness and character of Alcott's beloved March family. 

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 26 March 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

GUILDFORD GUITAR WEEKEND

Saturday 29 March 2014

This year’s Guildford Guitar Weekend marks the launch of the International Guitar Research Centre (IGRC) at the University of Surrey. A symposium with lecture-recitals, papers, and discussion panels will run in tandem with series of public events and recitals. 

John Williams, Honorary President of the IGRC, heads the bill of international artists.

Michael Partington

Saturday 29 March 2014

3.30pm

Michael Partington appears regularly throughout America, Europe, Russia and Scandinavia. He has released 8 solo CDs and currently lives in Seattle, where he is Artist-in-Residence and director of the guitar programme at the University of Washington.

*part of the launch weekend of the International Guitar Research Centre.

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John Williams

Saturday 29 March 2014

5pm

John Williams, Honorary President of the International Guitar Research Centre, will join Professor Steve Goss in conversation. They will discuss John's latest projects and look back at his pioneering work promoting the guitar music of Venezuela, Paraguay and Australia. 

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Xuefei Yang

Saturday 29 March 2014

7.30pm

As part of the Guildford Guitar Weekend and the launch for the International Guitar Research Centre, Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang will be performing a range of works, including well-known classics (some arranged by herself for the guitar) and other more recent works.

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Live at University Hall

Sunday 30 March 2014

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. This concert will showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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Declan Zapala

Sunday 30 March 2014

5.30pm

Having received prizes both whilst studying at the University of Surrey and afterwards, and also having graduated from the Royal College of Music with distinction, Declan's performances and arrangements are in high demand, and we're delighted to welcome him back to play for us at the launch of the International Guitar Research Centre.

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Bridget Mermikides

Sunday 30 March 2014

1.30pm

An expert performer on both the classical and electric guitars, Bridget Mermikides will be working alongside husband, and composer, Milton Mermikides, to bring to the Guildford Guitar Weekend an exploration of the expressive potential provided by the interaction of contemporary digital music technologies and solo classical guitar performance.

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AMADEUS GUITAR DUO

Sunday 30 March 2014

3pm

The Amadeus Guitar Duo (Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff) have been playing together since 1991 and have a well established reputation all over Europe, Asia and the Americas. They are bringing to the Guildford Guitar Weekend a varied yet accessible programme, inlcuding favourite works by Rodrigo, Handel and Borodin.

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Lunchtime Recital at Holy Trinity Church

Tuesday 1 April 2014

13.15

Escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre and drop in to Holy Trinity Church at lunchtime to enjoy a beautiful programme of music. Part of Holy Trinity's lunchtime concert series.

School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 2 April 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 2 April 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 4 April 2014

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Private View: Cosmyth

Monday 7 April 2014

6pm

Artistic collaborations by Carlos España and Liliana Montoya. You are invited to come down to the Gallery for a drinks reception and to meet the artists.

From film through to installation, both artists explore their different relationships with the cosmos and myth.

Cosmyth

Tuesday 8 April 2014

10am-5pm Mon-Fri

Artistic collaborations by Carlos España and Liliana Montoya.

From film through to installation, both artists explore their different relationships with the cosmos and myth.

Private View: Surrey Artists' Open Studios

Tuesday 6 May 2014

6-8pm

Meet the artists and discover the workshops, demonstrations, activities and studios which will be open to visitors during the Surrey Artists' Open Studios.

WED POTTERY CLASSES (9 WEEKS) SUMMER 2014

Wednesday 7 May 2014

18.00

This will be a nine week course. For details on all Painting and Drawing or Pottery classes, please click here.

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SoA Presents - Prof Steve Goss

Wednesday 7 May 2014

18:00

Professor Steve Goss, Director of Research and Professor of Composition, at the University of Surrey, presents his inaugural talk on 'Landscape and Memory'.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 7 May 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Blind Summit: The Table

Wednesday 7 May 2014

8pm

Like a cross between Tommy Cooper and Eddie Izzard, the table-top philosopher and comedian is the funniest 'piece of cardboard' you will ever meet.

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Surrey Artists' Open Studios

Wednesday 7 May 2014

10am-5pm Mon-Fri; weekends by appointment only (48 hours' notice)

Meet the artists and discover the workshops, demonstrations, activities and studios which will be open to visitors during the Surrey Artists' Open Studios.

ETHEL SMYTH AT CHRIST CHURCH, WOKING

Thursday 8 May 2014

12.40pm

Celebrated composer, writer, suffragette, and Surrey resident Dame Ethel Smyth died in Woking on 8 May 1944.

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of her death, staff and students of the University of Surrey’s School of Arts bring Smyth’s music back to Woking in a recital of some of her chamber, vocal, and solo keyboard works.

THE GSA SINGERS - A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO

Saturday 10 May 2014

5pm; 8pm

A new repertoire, featuring songs from musical theatre and popular music, from the iconic GSA Singers. A musical journey through the emotions and experiences involved in living life to the full. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the 2014 Singers in their only public appearances.

BA Musical Theatre Showcase

Saturday 10 May 2014

5pm, 8pm

A unique showcase presented by third year Musical Theatre students. This showcase will also be performed for the industry in London.

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Nikolai Demidenko

Sunday 11 May 2014

15:00

Nikolai Demidenko reutrns to Studio One, celebrating 25 years of association with the University, bringing with him his musical mastery to bear on a selection of shorter pieces by Chopin and on a number of major works of the Russian virtuoso repertoire.

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MON POTTERY CLASSES (9 WEEKS) SUMMER 2014

Monday 12 May 2014

18.00

For details on all Painting and Drawing or Pottery classes, please click here.

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Lunchtime Recital - Paul Stanway Prize for Brass

Wednesday 14 May 2014

13:10

This week's lunchtime concert is led by students who are first study brass players. Expect jazz, classical, and much more from these talented individuals as they compete for this year's Paul Stanway Prize for Brass!

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 14 May 2014

19.30

This entirely student-led concert presents the works of ensembles from Music and Sound Recording, and invites you to 'expect the unexpected'. 

This concert will feature a special performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto, complete with full orchestra and performed by Joachim Fainberg.

Wendy Houstoun: 50 ACTS

Wednesday 14 May 2014

7.30pm

'A maverick to the tip of her toes, (Houstoun) seems to reinvent herself for each new work... it's daringly brilliant' The Independent

Movement/Theatre artist Wendy Houstoun brings her latest work, 50 Acts, to the Ivy Arts Centre.

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Surrey Sculpture Society

Wednesday 14 May 2014

19.30

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Surrey Sculpture Society welcomes guest speaker, sculptor Sean Henry to the University. Internationally acclaimed, Henry's sculpture relies on the tension between the making and siting of figures in urban and outdoor settings where they have an emotional connection with their surroundings.

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Gravity (12A)

Thursday 15 May 2014

7.30pm pre-screening talk; 8.45pm film screening to Please check the website for details about exact timings

This Oscar and BAFTA award winning film will be screened on a big screen with a pre-screening talk by Oscar winner and Surrey Alumnus, Chris Benstead, who will discuss his work in the industry and on the film as well as what it's like to win an Oscar! A breathtaking and beautiful film, if you didn't get a chance to see it in cinemas, now is your time! And if you did, well come again!

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Niall Squire Prize for Guitar

Friday 16 May 2014

5.30pm

We are delighted that Niall Squire of Cobham Music Studios has agreed to fund a new prize for the best performance on electric guitar or electric bass. For the first time this central aspect of our music-making at Surrey is being recognised with a prize and there has been much excitement about the event. This will be a high-octane concert and is certain to feature some exceptional playing. Niall Squire will be attending and the winner of the competition will be announced at the end of the event.

Music for a Summer Evening

Saturday 17 May 2014

19.30

The University of Surrey Symphony Orchestra returns to St Saviour's to perform spectacular favourites by Bernstein, Borodin, Brahms and Gershwin. 

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An American Adventure

Tuesday 20 May 2014

19.30

The Concert Band are back, bringing you a range of American-themed melodies, medlies and fun.  

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 21 May 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Joyce Dixey Final 2014

Friday 23 May 2014

19.30

After three preliminary rounds, packed full of amazing scores, performances and skill, the finalists have been chosen and will now showcase their stunning compositions and performances in this epic final round.

Surrey Poetry Festival 2014

Saturday 24 May 2014

2pm - 8pm

This year the Surrey Poetry Festival will celebrate the allied forms of poetry in translation and poetry in performance. It will provide a unique opportunity to attend to their conjunction, through the work of poets, performers and translators. Do come and join us for what will be an interesting and exciting afternoon. 

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Fauré's Requiem at Guildford Cathedral

Wednesday 28 May 2014

1.10pm

The University of Surrey Choir returns to Guildford Cathedral for a special lunchtime performance of Fauré's Requiem, a well-known and well-loved work that includes some hauntingly beautiful melodies such as the 'Pie Jesu' and 'In Paradisum'. Come, relax and unwind in the peaceful setting of the Cathedral. Free admission

Table

Thursday 29 May 2014

7.30 (& 2.30 Saturday matinee)

The first play to be staged in the National Theatre's The Shed, this is an epic tale of belonging, identity and the things we pass on. 

Six generations, twenty three characters and one very special piece of furniture.

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

Thursday 29 May 2014

7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

This promenade production by GSA second year actors explores the spirit of revolution and upheaval of England at the end of the 1640s, the kind of upheaval seen across the middle-East in recent years.

 

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The Accrington Pals

Thursday 29 May 2014

7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

'One of the best plays ever about the First World War...' The Guardian

Many plays have been written to highlight the pity of war, but The Accrington Pals concentrates on the effect of being parted in such circumstances on those left behind.

 

Les Miserables (12A)

Thursday 29 May 2014

6.30pm pre-screening talk; 7.30pm film screening

The epic novel that inspired the hit West End musical and subsequently multiple productions of it around the world was turned into a cinematic version starring Hollywood favourites, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Helena Bonham-Carter and also include stellar performances from some of Britain's best-loved West End actors, including Samantha Barks, Killian Donnelly and over 20 GSA graduates.

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Lunchtime Concert: Final Year Recitals

Tuesday 3 June 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius. This concert will feature a range of performances by final year performance students.

Lunchtime Concert: Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 4 June 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius. This concert will feature a range of performances by final year performance students.

Private View - Photosoc: A World of Culture

Wednesday 4 June 2014

6-8pm

Capturing the creative expression of Surrey students. Discover the world of Dance, Music, Theatre and Film at Surrey through the eyes and expertise of the University of Surrey's Photographic Society.

Lunchtime Concert: Final Year Recitals

Thursday 5 June 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius. This concert will feature a range of performances by final year performance students.

Photosoc: A World of Culture

Thursday 5 June 2014

10am-5pm Mon-Fri; weekends by appointment only (48 hours' notice)

Capturing the creative expression of Surrey students. Discover the world of Dance, Music, Theatre and Film at Surrey through the eyes and expertise of the University of Surrey's Photographic Society.

The Memory of Water

Thursday 5 June 2014

7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

Stephenson's incisive and witty dialogue and her penetrating study of the nature of memory and family earned her the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 2000.

'My mother's the ghost in the machine. She goes through us like wine through water. Whether we like it or not. Nothing ends entirely.'

 

Fen

Thursday 5 June 2014

Students perform 'Fen', a mysterious play presenting a feminist-social perspective on women and labour. The play focuses on Val, a field-worker who eventually makes the decision to leave her job, her husband and her children in order to try and reclaim 'happiness' elsewhere. The story questions the cyclical lifestyle of the Fen, not only for Val, but for all generations and portrays Val's struggle to find happiness as she tries to choose between her lover and her children. 

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday 5 June 2014

Shakespeare's ever popular comedy is a celebration of love, fantasy and even theatre itself. Following four young lovers, six bumbling workmen and the enchanting fairies that rule the forest, this play sees comedy, chaos and confusion through to spectacle and love. 

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The Uses of Poetry Symposium

Friday 6 June 2014

9am

The Guildford School of Acting announces a free, one-day symposium. The symposium will investigate the value of poetry in our lives, and explore in particular the uses and value of poetry in actor training. The symposium will appeal to anyone with an interest in poetry, applied poetry, memory, and performance.

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Lunchtime Concert: Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 11 June 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius. This concert will feature a range of performances by final year performance students.

Graduate Dance Degree Show

Wednesday 11 June 2014

19.30

You are invited to a vivid celebration of our student talent, showcasing their work from throughout their degrees before they graduate from the University to embark on careers within dance education, community and arts sectors.

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Lunchtime Concert: Final Year Recitals

Thursday 12 June 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius. This concert will feature a range of performances by final year performance students.

A House Not Far From Here

Thursday 12 June 2014

7.30pm

In the house on the hill, in the house by the lake, in the house where it's never winter, stories are slipping away in the night. Sit, rest a while, let uis tell you the tale of a house not far from here.

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Rush Hour Concert

Friday 13 June 2014

17:30

Due to unforeseen circumstances this concert has now been cancelled. There will, however, be a special rush hour concert on Tuesday 17 June at 5.30pm in PATS Studio 1 featuring compositions by our first year composers. All welcome.

Letters Home - SYDF 2014

Friday 13 June 2014

7pm

A celebration of youth drama: 13 groups from across Surrey come together to perform their own work devised from the theme of 'letters home'

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A Night to Remember

Sunday 15 June 2014

8pm

A Night To Remember is almost here…

A charity night production by students at GSA on behalf of the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital.
Just think West End quality at a manageable price and for a phenomenal cause. These people are the future of musical theatre!

Let’s really make this a night to remember!

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Lunchtime Concert: Postgraduate Recitals

Wednesday 18 June 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius. This concert will feature a range of performances by Postgraduate students.

Rush Hour Concert

Thursday 19 June 2014

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Rush Hour concert

Friday 20 June 2014

5.30pm

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, escaping the chaos of the Friday Rush Hour traffic.

Lysistrata Jones

Thursday 26 June 2014

7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

European premiere of the Broadway musical comedy. Adapted from Aristophanes' classica Greek comedy, Lysistrata Jones wowed critics and audiences in New York and celebrates the journey of discovering and embracing who you truly are.

 

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The Other School

Thursday 3 July 2014

7.30 (& 2.30 Saturday matinee)

Originally commissioned by NYMT, 'The Other School', enjoyed a sell-out run at the St James Theatre in 2013. Described as 'an exciting and energetic new show' by The Musical Theatre Review, this is not one to miss!

Flora, The Red Menace

Thursday 3 July 2014

7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

John Kander and Fred Ebb's first musical collaboration earned 19-year-old Liza Minnelli a 1965 Tony Award for starring as the headstrong heroine in this heart-warming musical comedy.

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StreetDreams

Thursday 3 July 2014

7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

World premiere musical, created by the director of the multi-award winning musicals 'Blood Brothers', 'Dreamboats and Petticoats' and 'Scrooge'. 

 

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Annual Architecture and Sculpture Walk 2014

Sunday 6 July 2014

15:00

Find out about the University of Surrey's architecture and sculpture including some of the new buildings changing the landscape of campus. 

Guided walk led by Pat Grayburn and Professor Stephen Baker. Meet at the Alan Turing sculpture on the piazza near the Rik Medlik building.

GSA Saturday School Revue

Thursday 10 July 2014

GSA Saturday School present their annual revue.

An all singing, all dancing and all acting extravaganza to delight audiences.

These annual shows are very popular, so book early so you don't miss out!

 

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Theatre in the Dark

Saturday 12 July 2014

9.30am

What happens when the stage and house lights fade to black? When the strictness of a light-based divide between them and us, stage and auditorium, dissolves? What happens to theatre in the dark?

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Hollywood's musical contemporaries and competitors in the early sound film era conference

Saturday 26 July 2014

Dr Kathryn Kalinak (Rhode Island College)

This conference offers a welcome opportunity to investigate scoring practices at the birth of the sound era in cinematic traditions outside Hollywood and the USA. 

Private View: Mario Minarini

Monday 4 August 2014

6-8pm

Mario Minarini attended the Art Institute in his native Florence. Originally, he studied to be a Goldsmith before turning to painting. He adopted a traditional Florentine style in painting and drawing composition, then studied with the maestro Alessandro Berti at the Accademia delle belle Arti in Florence. In 2008 Minarini was awarded the Fiorino d'Argento ex-aequo. His work has been exhibited in many Italian galleries.

Mario Minarini: Un Pittore Fiorentino

Tuesday 5 August 2014

10am-5pm Mon-Fri; weekends by appointment (48 hours' notice)

Mario Minarini attended the Art Institute in his native Florence. Originally, he studied to be a Goldsmith before turning to painting. He adopted a traditional Florentine style in painting and drawing composition, then studied with the maestro Alessandro Berti at the Accademia delle belle Arti in Florence. In 2008 Minarini was awarded the Fiorino d'Argento ex-aequo. His work has been exhibited in many Italian galleries.

Mon Pottery Classes Autumn 2014

Friday 29 August 2014

18.00

For details on all Painting and Drawing or Pottery classes, please click here.

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Wed Pottery Classes Autumn 2014

Friday 29 August 2014

18.00

For details on all Painting and Drawing or Pottery classes, please click here.

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Vocal Projections: Documentary and the Voice

Friday 19 September 2014

9am - 6.45pm

A one-day event exploring the connections among the voice, the body and the visual image in documentary film and media. The day will include screenings and presentations from UK and international academics and filmmakers and keynote presentations from Dr. Patrick Sjöberg (Karlstadt University, Sweden) and Lawrence Andrews - OwnerBuilt (University of California, Santa Cruz).

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SOA Presents - Prof Phil Powrie

Wednesday 8 October 2014

18:00

Professor Phil Powrie, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, at the University of Surrey, presents his inaugural talk on the French Musical: Swing and Big Bands in the Cinema of the 40s and 50s.

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SOA Presents - Prof Tony Myatt

Thursday 16 October 2014

18:00

Professor Tony Myatt, Subject Leader for Sound Recording, here at the University of Surrey, presents his inaugural talk on: 'A new age of surround sound: spatial audio at the frontiers of contemporary art, technology and science.'

With special guest performer, Chris Watson.

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SOA Presents - Prof Andy Lavender

Wednesday 3 December 2014

19:00

Professor Andy Lavender, Head of the School of Arts at the University of Surrey, presents his inaugural talk on his theatre research.

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