Each week we provide a comprehensive guide to all that is going on and The Weekend Guide this week covers the Friday evening of October 3 through to Sunday 4 October. We will endeavour to provide you with all the local information for each weekend, whether it is going for a drink, listening to some live music, going to the theatre, watching our local sports teams or anything else Guildford has to offer. If you would like your team/bar/production/event etc to feature on any upcoming weekend editions then please get in touch HERE.
Friday Night (03.10.14)
Putting on the Ritz, 7pm, The Electric Theatre, £14.50. By popular request, Joanna School of Dance are bringing back some old favourites and adding lots of new numbers. Expect pop, musical theatre and more. Come and enjoy an evening of singing and dance, put together by brilliant choreographers and singers. An evening of pure joy.
A touch of Vegas, 7.30pm, The Mandolay Hotel, £35. The Fountain Centre is proud to present ‘A Touch of Vegas’, an evening of music, good food, and a lot of fun. We are extremely thrilled to announce the star of our show: Alvin Stardust! He will be bringing the sounds of Vegas to Guildford. The event is black tie and supper is included.
The Small Society + Hannah Dorman + Macatier, 7.30pm, The Boileroom, free entry. Another night of up and coming talent at the Boileroom that promises to be a real favourite with music fans looking for a cheap night. You never know, you might see one of the stars of the future on show as there is sure to be an abundance of quality.
Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, 8pm, The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, tickets from £26.50. Join James Lance (I’m Alan Partridge, Teachers, The Book Group ) as the effervescent, aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and John Gordon Sinclair (The Producers, The Ladykillers West End) of Gregory’s Girl fame as his dutiful valet Jeeves. This hilarious production layers joy on joy and oke on joke, in a delightful evening of theatrical absurdity featuring P.G Wodehouse’s iconic double act.
Pride and Prejudice, 8pm, The Mill Studio, £13. A highly praised and inventive new adaptation of one of the most loved novels of all time. This is your chance to catch the five Bennett sisters and the whole world of Austen brought to life by just two actors- a theatrical treat not to be missed!
Bard in the Stars, 8pm, The Back Room of The Star Inn, £10. Herald Players once again present a “Bard in the Bar” evening, this time as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘open stages’ project. It is a Shakespearean journey through the solar system – presenting a series of contrasting scenes from Shakespeare reflecting the astrological personalities and characteristics of the planets.
The Ghost Tour of Guildford, 8pm, Holy Trinity Church, Adults £5, Children £3. The Ghost Tour of Guildford has been amusing, informing and repulsing the public for over a decade. Surrey’s premier spooky attraction can boast it has never knowingly given anyone their money back! Discover a side of Guildford you never knew you wanted to know. It’s a truly horrible way to spend an evening.
Tropicana Nights, 8pm, G Live, £9. If you are looking for a fun filled evening of pure 80s music and dancing for the over 25s, then look no further. Join in and indulge yourself in pure 80s heaven. Specialising in good old fashioned party nights, you are guaranteed to have an incredible night. So, whether you go all out in your favourite 80s outfit or not, you are bound to get in the party mood as soon as you walk into the room.
Hannah Jezeph, 8.30pm, Bar des Arts, free entry. Hannah Jezeph is a northern lass who began performing acoustic covers while at university in the Lake District and in her home town of Preston. Now based in Guildford, let Hannah entertain you, taking you through the decades and sing along to everything from the Beatles to Miley Cyrus!
Birds of Prey Weekend, 9am, RHS Wisley, normal garden prices apply. Fabulous birds of prey will be in the garden this weekend with flight demonstrations at 11am and 2pm each day- see birds of prey swoop and soar and learn all about these amazing birds.
The Big Draw, 9.30am, The Mill Studio, no cost. Professional illustrator Stacey Allan will be offering a workshop in making your own paper windmills based on the Big Draw theme – ‘It’s Our World’. This drop in workshop is ideal for all ages, giving children in particular a fun experience in construction, decoration and having a finished object to take away with them.
International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition, 10am, RHS Wisley, normal garden prices apply. View a selection of striking, prize-winning images from the seventh year of this prestigious competition, together with the best images from the 2013 RHS Photographic Competition. This is an outdoor exhibition found between Seven Acres and the Glasshouse.
Landscapes & Townscapes Workshop, 10am, Guildford House Gallery, £20. Juliet Renny is a world renowned artist from Surrey whose illustrations have been used in Penguin books and the BBC. Following a brief demonstration from Juliet, and with her guidance, you will use a media of your choice(e.g. pen and wash, watercolour, acrylics, pastels) to produce pictures of your favourite buildings or Landscape.
Chrysanthemum Botanic Art, 11am, RHS Wisley, normal garden prices apply. Botanical illustrations in the library from the chrysanthemum craze of the 1890s. A selection of woodblock prints by artist Keika Hasegawa, digitally reproduced from the volume ‘A Hundred Chrysanthemums’ (Kyoto 1891). The original volume is part of the Lindley Library Collection.
The Big Draw, 12pm, Tunsgate Arches, no cost. ‘It’s a bugs’ life’ themed drop-in workshop at Tunsgate Arches. Opportunity to have a go at using different print-making techniques and kids can try their hand at screen-printing. All welcome, free event.
Putting on the Ritz, 2pm & 7pm, The Electric Theatre, £14.50. By popular request, Joanna School of Dance are bringing back some old favourites and adding lots of new numbers. Expect pop, musical theatre and more. Come and enjoy an evening of singing and dance, put together by brilliant choreographers and singers. An evening of pure joy.
Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, 2.30pm & 8pm, The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, tickets from £27.50. Join James Lance (I’m Alan Partridge, Teachers, The Book Group ) as the effervescent, aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and John Gordon Sinclair (The Producers, The Ladykillers West End) of Gregory’s Girl fame as his dutiful valet Jeeves. This hilarious production layers joy on joy and oke on joke, in a delightful evening of theatrical absurdity featuring P.G Wodehouse’s iconic double act.
Aldershot Town FC v Alfreton Town FC, 3pm, Electrical Services Stadium, Adult seating/standing £19/17, Juniors seating standing £7/£5. Aldershot Town put in their worst performance of the season on Tuesday night, slumping to a 3-0 loss at Dover Athletic, which dropped them to 15th in the Conference table. With the Shots in the middle of a run of ten games in 35 days, they return home this weekend to take on Alfreton Town at the Electrical Services Stadium.
Farnborough FC v Ebbsfleet United, 3pm, Paddy Power Park, Adults £12, U16s £3. Farnborough FC sit 10th in the Conference South and will hope to overturn their recent run against a strong Ebbsfleet United team who lie 5 places and 3 points ahead of them, despite playing one game less. It’s sure to be a tough match up, but your support will go a long way to helping them secure 3 more points.
Pride and Prejudice, 4.30pm & 8pm, The Mill Studio, £13. A highly praised and inventive new adaptation of one of the most loved novels of all time. This is your chance to catch the five Bennett sisters and the whole world of Austen brought to life by just two actors- a theatrical treat not to be missed!
Surrey United v Glasgow Rocks, 7pm, Surrey Sports Park, Adults £10, Kids £5. Surrey United lost their two games on the opening weekend of the 2014/15 season last time out, but after a much improved performance from this time last year, the future seems brighter. Make sure you head down to the Sports Park to support your local professional basketball team!
Jarred Christmas, 7.30pm, G Live Bellerby Studio, £11. At the age of 34 Jarred is reflecting on a life of accidental trials leading to a pre-midlife crisis of a Man with no hobby. So how did he get here? Now, drawing from his experiences growing up and in early adulthood, he thought his stories might make a rather amusing comedy show.
The Subways, 7.30pm, The Boileroom, £12 tickets. The Subways are one of the most exciting live bands on the current touring circuit, thrilling crowds with their explosive rock sound and wild stage performances and will now be gracing The Boileroom stage. The undercard features BLEECH + In Dynamics.
Joe Brown, 8pm, G Live, £26. Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown goes from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continue to gather momentum. Joe, with his five piece band including his son and record producer Pete Brown, will be on stage all evening and the musical styles incorporated into his new show break more boundaries and are as unique as the man himself.
Whitney & Stilwell, 8.30pm, Bar des Arts, free entry. Acoustic duo Whitney & Stilwell are a local female covers band performing a mixture of popular songs from 60′s to modern. A mix of male & female pop/rock/country artist covers they have an extremely varied repertoire of songs old and new. You’re bound to be singing along to a few on the night!
Steve Smart Live DJ Set, 10pm, Cameo Guildford, £8. Cameo is an exciting new venue, offering unrivalled levels of customer service. Indulge in a wonderful world of freshly made cocktails, extraordinary spirits & exceptional champagnes. This Saturday will also see guest DJ, Steve Smart from Kiss FM turning the tables.
Guildford Symphony Orchestra, 3.30pm, Guildford Spectrum, Adult £8, Child £5. A family performance conducted by Darrel Davison and narrated by David Leonard (Miss Trunchbull from Maltilda). The performance will include The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Giovanni, Hall of the Mountain King, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beauty and the Beast, Coppelia and many more.
Guildford Flames v Manchester Phoenix, 6pm, Guildford Spectrum, Adults £10.50, Child £5.50. Last Saturday, Guildford Flames lost their opening League match after an extra-time winner from Peterborough, but responded well by smashing Wightlink 7-0 on Sunday in a League-Cup fixture. Let’s hope the Flames can get a W in their second League match this Sunday against Manchester.