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March 2019

Monthly Networking at the Theatre - Visitors Day

Friday 15th March 2019

12 noon start

Venue: New Victoria Theatre, Peacocks, Woking, 1st floor bar area


The March meeting is Visitors Day and is sponsored by our old friends Menzies LLP. This is the chance to invite your colleagues, clients, suppliers, friends and make it a really special day. Everyone pays the same price on Visitors Day, £12.50 + VAT whether online or at the door, member or non-member. We want a good crowd and we would like to introduce as many visitors to the Chamber as possible.


Tickets: £12.50 - non-members: £12.50 (Excluding VAT)

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Chamber AGM

Wednesday 20th March 2019

6.00pm for 6.30pm

Venue: WWF Theatre, Brewery Road Woking


The Woking Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting is the ideal time and place to get right up to date with Chamber activities.Reception, formal reports, election of officers, guest speaker Susie Maguire, followed by drinks and networking. Its free and far more entertaining that you might imagine!

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The AGM is well worth attending. You will meet Councillors, Council officers, members who dont attend the networking events and guests. The formalities are quite brief, the information you will hear is useful and the networking is excellent.

Integrity in Business- impossible, practical, profitable?

Wednesday 27th March 2019

7.30 Breakfast

Venue: The Gallery, Christ Church Rooms, Jubilee Square, Woking


One of the hottest topics in business at the moment - Integrity. This mini conference will discuss what it is and how different values, cultures and circumstances affect how it plays out in the work place. We have three superb speakers in Sarah Alexander, Martine Robins and Dene Stuart, with Sarah leading a session of mindfulness to close. See Programme below. Breakfast 7.30, 8.00am prompt start


Tickets: £25.00 - non-members: £25.00 (Excluding VAT)

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7.30     Light breakfast
8.00     Welcome and introduction
8.05     Sarah Alexander - Integrity in Business - a moral compass
8.35     Martine Robins - Integrity in the World of Work
8.55     Short break
9.00     Dene Stuart - Why Integrity is not the Problem
9.30     Questions and Answers
9.45     Sarah Alexander - Leads a session of Mindfulness 
10.00   Conference ends

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February 2019

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Open Art Collective: Time

Sunday 17th February 2019

From 10:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, Gu21 4AA


Open Art Collective take a visual, interactive and graphic look at time.


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5 February 2019 – 17 February 2019

Open Art Collective take a visual, interactive and graphic look at time. Exploring time as an indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future this work expresses and personalises what time means - enigmatic and challenging - to each artist.

Free entry, suggested donation £3

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk/open-art-collective-time

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Poetry Open Mic Night at The Lightbox

Poetry Open Mic Night

Thursday 21st February 2019

From 19:30, to 21:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, Gu21 4AA


Join Write Out Loud Woking for a monthly Poetry Open Mic night at Lightbox Lates.


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Get on stage and share your writing, or just enjoy the evening listening to poets and writers from around Surrey, with a drink and some tapas from Seasons Cafe.

Hosted by Greg Freeman and Rodney Wood, every third Thursday.

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/poetry-open-mic-nights

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Desk Rental open event in Knaphill Woking

Friday 22nd February 2019

Midday through until Two pm

Venue: Solent House, Lansbury Business Estate, 102 Lower Guildford Rd, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2EW


Do you run a small business from home in the Knaphill or Brookwood areas of Woking? Do you need some clear desk space without distractions? Do you need a professional image and meeting rooms to greet clients? Would fast Wi-Fi and free car parking be handy?


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Come and join the Desk Rental team at our open event and tell us how you would prefer to work! We have a small band of self-employed entrepreneurs that have already signed up for a simple £50 per week desk rental membership with inclusive benefits on site.

If you can't wait for the open event (with drinks and nibbles), check our website at www.deskrentalwoking.co.uk or call the reception team on 01483 387 304

Website: https://www.deskrentalwoking.co.uk/

Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/desk-rental-open-event-in-knaphill-woking-tickets-53193570401

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Making Tax Digital

Tuesday 26th February 2019

8am - 9:30am

Venue: H.G Wells Conference and Events Centre, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ


This free business breakfast from Woking Works and Surrey Chambers of Commerce is sponsored by Hamlyns Chartered Accountants and NatWest.


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HMRC's Making Tax Digital changes are just around the corner (April 2019), so we're running this event to ensure businesses and accountants can keep up-to-date with the changes be made.

We are delighted to have Sam Thomas, Partner at Hamlyns Chartered Accountants, presenting his sector's perspective of the changes being made.

We will also hear from Dave Norwell, Business Development Manager at Freeagent, explaining how Freeagent's cloud-based accounting software can take the pain out of the changes via their HMRC-approved package.

There will also be time for networking during the event. You can share your ideas, your goodwill and enthusiasm for business with like-minded people. This is an open, free event to come along and meet business-minded people from the local community, and make some new connections.

Website: https://www.wokingworks.com/MakingTaxDigital

Register for this event at: https://www.wokingworks.com/MakingTaxDigital

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Café Scientifique

Thursday 28th February 2019

From 19:00, to 20:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, Gu21 4AA


Café Scientifique is a national movement for science and technology. The Woking Branch, set up by Dr Chris Bore, meets every month to discuss science and technology in a fun, engaging, informal way.


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Quantum physics, music and Valentines
Ryan Fox is a British singer, songwriter, composer, programmer, physics geek and Crystal Palace FC fan (well, four out of five ain't bad..). Sounds like Dylan, Cash, Browne, covers Coldplay's 'Science', thinks about music, coding and physics, and is coming to animate Cafe Sci's 2019 Valentine's Day special on something quantum, physic and music.

Free entry, suggested donation £3

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/cafe-scientifique-woking

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Joke in the Box

Thursday 28th February 2019

From 20:00, to 22:00

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, Gu21 4AA


The popular series of stand-up comedy nights is set to continue at The Lightbox. Featuring the best up-and-coming and established acts on the stand-up circuit.


Tickets: £6.00 - non-members: £8.00 (Inc. VAT)

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The popular series of stand-up comedy nights is set to continue at The Lightbox. Featuring the best up-and-coming and established acts on the stand-up circuit.

Limited tickets available, please book in advance. Suitable for age 16+.

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk/Event/joke-in-the-box-february-19

March 2019

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Drawing for Adults

Friday 1st March 2019

From 10:30, to 12:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


Meet an artist on the 1st floor, collect a stool and some materials and set off into the galleries for 2 hours of indulgent reflective time to draw inspiration from the outstanding collections on display.


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Meet an artist on the 1st floor, collect a stool and some materials and set off into the galleries for 2 hours of indulgent reflective time to draw inspiration from the outstanding collections on display. These sessions are aimed at adults of all abilities, from complete beginners through to confident artists. All materials are provided.

Free entry | Suggested donation £3

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/Event/drawing-for-adults-1-march-19

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A Year at Ochre

Sunday 3rd March 2019

From 10:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


Ochre Print Studio's Artist in Residence, Helen Locke is documenting the daily life of the studio, from disability workshops to the screen stretching process of Ochre’s partner AD Colour.


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19 February 2019 – 3 March 2019

Ochre Print Studio in Guildford hosts workshops from leading print artists, allowing printmakers to learn from their expertise. As Artist in Residence this year, Helen Locke is documenting the daily life of the studio, from disability workshops to the screen stretching process of Ochre’s partner AD Colour. Work will range from textile art pieces to large scale prints and a film documenting the creation of the work. A workshop will run alongside, with the aim of attracting new members, especially Arts graduates.

Free entry, suggested donation £3

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk/a-year-at-ochre

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Herbalife Nutrition Opportunity Meeting

Tuesday 5th March 2019

From 19:00, to 20:30

Venue: Double Tree By Hilton, Victoria Way, Woking GU21 8EW


Meet the people behind the company and hear the real stories


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Find out more about the company, the products and the opportunity. Just the facts with no hype from real, ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds. Hear their stories and results on the products and with the opportunity. Then make your own informed decision

Register for this event at: dave.allen@weightnomore.biz

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Audio Described Tour of Cyril Mann: Painter of Light and Shadow

Thursday 7th March 2019

The Lightbox

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


Visually impaired visitors are invited to join us for an audio described touch tour, followed by a hands-on creative workshop inspired by the exhibition Cyril Mann: Painter of Light and Shadow.


Tickets: £4.00 (Inc. VAT)

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Visually impaired visitors are invited to join us for an audio described touch tour, followed by a hands-on creative workshop inspired by the exhibition Cyril Mann: Painter of Light and Shadow. Limited spaces available. Advance booking required. Sighted companions and guide dogs are welcome.

£4 Adults | Free for caregivers and supporters

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/Event/audio-described-tour-of-cyril-mann-painter-of-light-and-shadow

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The Lightbox Book Group

Thursday 7th March 2019

From 18:00, to 20:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


All are welcome to join, read the books, and get involved in a bit of friendly literary discussion.


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The Glass Room, Simon Mawer

All are welcome to join, read the books, and get involved in a bit of friendly literary discussion. Meetings will take place from 6.00pm to approximately 8.00pm, and attendees are welcome to have dinner at Seasons Cafe, which will be open serving a tapas menu until 9.30pm.

Free entry | Suggested Donation £3

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/lightbox-lates

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In Conversation: On the Royal Road with Jayne Fincher

Friday 8th March 2019

From 19:00, to 21:00

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


On International Women’s Day join award winning photographer Jayne Fincher as she discusses her career as a pioneering female photographer in the male-dominated world of Fleet Street photojournalism.


Tickets: £20.00 (Inc. VAT)

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Fundraising Talk

On International Women’s Day join award winning photographer Jayne Fincher as she discusses her career as a pioneering female photographer in the male-dominated world of Fleet Street photojournalism. Her work has appeared on numerous front covers of international publications and she is the author of several books, including the bestselling ‘Diana, Portrait of a Princess’. This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers (30 January – 2 June 2019) and the associated display ‘Director’s Cut: On the Royal Road with Jayne Fincher’.

£20 Adults | Includes a glass of wine or juice

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk/Event/in-conversation-on-the-royal-road-with-jayne-fincher

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Managing Conduct

Wednesday 13th March 2019

9.30-1.30pm

Venue: Sutton Green Golf Club, New Lane, Sutton Green, GU4 7QF


Handling discipline and grievance issues can be costly and stressful as well as time consuming. With consequences both financially and in terms of your reputation, it is imperative that you follow a timely, fair and legal process. Knowing the steps to achieve this is key to minimising risk.


Tickets: £125.00 - non-members: £125.00 (Ex. VAT)

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At this workshop, will be following our characters, Harry and Larry through a disciplinary process.

* We will be observing the ACAS framework and going through the procedure
* Covering suspension, investigation, disciplinary hearing and decisions, appeals and the keeping of appropriate records.

Working through case studies and other 'real-life' examples, you will leave confident with a host of practical tips and actions to put into practice back in the workplace.

Who is this for? Business owners, line managers or those who have supervisory responsibilities and day-to-day management of others, in addition to those who are new to managing others.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/managing-conduct-workshop-surrey-tickets-49155247669

Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/managing-conduct-workshop-surrey-tickets-49155247669

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Café Scientifique

Thursday 14th March 2019

From 19:00, to 20:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


Café Scientifique is a national movement for science and technology.


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Cosmic Rays, quantum chemistry and cold fusion – Chris Bore follows an exotic particle from supernova to cold fusion, by way of quantum chemistry and rain clouds.

Café Scientifique is a national movement for science and technology. The Woking Branch, set up by Dr Chris Bore, meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month to discuss science and technology in a fun, engaging, informal way.

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/cafe-scientifique-woking

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Drawing with Light and Shadow in Nature

Saturday 16th March 2019

From 10:30, to 13:00

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


Whether you are a beginner to sketching or looking to perfect your drawing skills, this workshop with artist Antoinette Brown will show you how to use light and shadow to make your drawings appear three dimensional.


Tickets: £22.00 - non-members: £25.00 (Inc. VAT)

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Whether you are a beginner to sketching or looking to perfect your drawing skills, this workshop with artist Antoinette Brown will show you how to use light and shadow to make your drawings appear three dimensional. Through the study and observation of nature you will find that if line drawings create the proportions, handling of tone creates the form. Suitable for both beginners and improvers.

£25 Adult | £22 Friends

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/Event/drawing-light-and-shadow-in-nature

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Woking Art Society: Spring Exhibition

Sunday 17th March 2019

From 10:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


The exhibition at The Lightbox is the crowning glory of the year’s achievements of Woking Art Society.


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12 March 2019 – 17 March 2019

The exhibition at The Lightbox is the crowning glory of the year’s achievements of Woking Art Society. They have fantastic demonstrations by leading contemporary artists every month and in response to these and their own motivations, showcase their members’ pieces. Entrance is free and it’s a great show for friends, family and art lovers. The Society hopes you’ll come and take a look.

Free entry | Suggested Donation £3

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

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Write Out Loud Woking: Poetry Open Mic Night

Thursday 21st March 2019

From 19:30, to 21:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


Join Write Out Loud Woking for a monthly Poetry Open Mic night at Lightbox Lates.


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Join Write Out Loud Woking for a monthly Poetry Open Mic night at Lightbox Lates. Get on stage and share your writing, or just enjoy the evening listening to poets and writers from around Surrey, with a drink and some tapas from Seasons Cafe. Hosted by Greg Freeman and Rodney Wood, every third Thursday.

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/lightbox-lates

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Drawing for Adults

Friday 22nd March 2019

From 10:30, to 12:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


Meet an artist on the 1st floor, collect a stool and some materials and set off into the galleries for 2 hours of indulgent reflective time to draw inspiration from the outstanding collections on display.


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Meet an artist on the 1st floor, collect a stool and some materials and set off into the galleries for 2 hours of indulgent reflective time to draw inspiration from the outstanding collections on display. These sessions are aimed at adults of all abilities, from complete beginners through to confident artists. All materials are provided.

Free entry | Suggested donation £3

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/Event/drawing-for-adults-22-march-19

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Pioneering Women Photographers in the Royal Collection

Thursday 28th March 2019

From 19:00, to 21:00

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


Join Catlin Langford, Assistant Curator at Royal Collection Trust as she discusses key moments in photographic history, framed through the work of pioneering women photographers.


Tickets: £6.00 - non-members: £8.00 (Inc. VAT)

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The Royal Collection contains a significant body of work which reveals the historical and contemporary importance of women photographers. Join Catlin Langford, Assistant Curator at Royal Collection Trust as she discusses key moments in photographic history, from the development of accessible camera technologies to the advent of colour photography, framed through the work of pioneering women photographers.

£8 Adult | £6 Friends

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk/Event/pioneering-women-photographers-in-the-royal-collection

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Joke in the Box

Thursday 28th March 2019

From 20:00, to 22:00

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


The popular series of stand-up comedy nights is set to continue at The Lightbox.


Tickets: £6.00 - non-members: £8.00 (Inc. VAT)

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The popular series of stand-up comedy nights is set to continue at The Lightbox. Featuring the best up-and-coming and established acts on the stand-up circuit. Limited tickets available, please book in advance. Suitable for age 16+.

£8 Adult | £6 Friends

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/Event/joke-in-the-box-march-19

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Cyril Mann: Painter of Light and Shadow

Sunday 31st March 2019

From 10:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


Cyril Mann (1911-1980) spent his life painting the effects of colour, light and shadow. The result is a body of work including nudes, landscapes and still life.


Tickets: £5.00 (Inc. VAT)

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12 January - 31 March 2019

Cyril Mann (1911-1980) spent his life painting the effects of colour, light and shadow. The result is a body of work including nudes, landscapes and still life. Prodigiously gifted yet constantly troubled, Cyril Mann remains an unsung hero of twentieth century British art. This exhibition is generously loaned by Piano Nobile.

£5 Day Pass or £7.50 Annual Pass | Under 18s Free

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk/cyril-mann-painter-of-light-and-shadow

Register for this event at: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk/

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Hurtwood House: Photography

Sunday 31st March 2019

From 10:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


Hurtwood House would like to share with you a collection of such photographs by recent students.


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19 March - 31 March 2019

A photograph can make us laugh or move us to tears. Hurtwood House would like to share with you a collection of such photographs by recent students. Having recently celebrated the school's fiftieth anniversary and the photography department's tenth, the course has created artists, photo-journalists, professional photographers and amateur enthusiasts.

Free entry | Suggested Donation £3

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

April 2019

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Young Curators: Zine Making

Thursday 4th April 2019

From 17:00, to 19:00

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA


14, 21, 28 March and 4 April 2019

The workshop will introduce the basics of zine making, exploring different types of zines and self-published works, before leading to creating your own sections of a new collaborative publication which will be on offer for visitors to read here at The Lightbox.


Tickets: £30.00 (Inc. VAT)

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14, 21, 28 March and 4 April 2019

For this project, the Young Curators will be able to make their own zine in response to artists, works, and themes in the Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers exhibition. Zines are small DIY publications associated with radical movements and groups, often used to share ideas about topics not dealt with in mainstream media.
The workshop will introduce the basics of zine making, exploring different types of zines and self-published works, before leading to creating your own sections of a new collaborative publication which will be on offer for visitors to read here at The Lightbox.
Young Curators is for 13 - 18 year olds. No previous experience required. Limited spaces available, advance booking required. All materials provided.

£30 per Young Person for 4 sessions

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk

Register for this event at: http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/Event/young-curators-zine-making

June 2019

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Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers

Sunday 2nd June 2019

From 10:30

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, Gu21 4AA


From the early innovations of Anna Atkins and Queen Alexandra, through to Dorothy Bohm’s depiction of 1960s London and the self-portraiture of Sarah Lucas in the 2000s, the exhibition will for the first time present an in depth historical survey showcasing the achievements of female photographers working in Britain.


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30 January - 2 June 2019

From the early innovations of Anna Atkins and Queen Alexandra, through to Dorothy Bohm’s depiction of 1960s London and the self-portraiture of Sarah Lucas in the 2000s, the exhibition will for the first time present an in depth historical survey showcasing the achievements of female photographers working in Britain.

Professor Jean Wainwright (University for the Creative Arts) has compiled new and archival interviews, including those from a selection of exhibiting artists. The interviews will be installed as sound compilations, recorded as conversations directly referring to the artists' photographs on display.

An event will be hosted by The Lightbox in collaboration with Fast Forward Women in Photography at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. This exhibition is part of an ongoing international campaign to bring pioneering women photographers to a wider audience and expose the discrimination of working in a male dominated world.

This exhibition is supported by a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Research Grant from Art Fund.

£5.00 Day Pass or £7.50 Annual Pass | Under 18s Free

Website: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk/women-in-photography-a-history-of-british-trailblazers

Register for this event at: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk/

 

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