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Opening on Tuesday August 11th with a full line-up of uplifting exhibitions, The Lightbox is excited to once again, welcome its visitors and wonderful community.

The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art takes centre stage. In the Main Gallery, Redressing the Balance: Women Artists from The Ingram Collection (August 11th – September 20th 2020) will explore the ideas and narratives behind paintings, sculptures, films and installations by female artists, as part of an on-going mission to address the imbalance of female representation in galleries, exhibitions and collections.

Key figures in the history of Modern British Art, such as Laura Knight, Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink, will feature alongside emerging and established contemporary artists including Lucy Gregory, Chloe Wing Chow and Tahmina Negmat.

The Ingram Collection: The Art of Watercolour (August 11th – October 4th 2020) will explore the rich source of inspiration that artists have gained from working in the medium of watercolour. Bold experiments, subtle hues and deftness of hand will be reflected through the work of Edward Burra, Ceri Richards and Eileen Agar on the walls of this Upper Gallery exhibition.

In the Art Fund Prize Gallery, portrait photographer Jo de Magneval captures the essence of this historic and challenging time, through a series of photographs that celebrate families and the windows to their worlds.

Stay Home Superheroes by Jo de Magneval (August 11th – September 27th 2020) documents each family’s story, bringing the images to life and allowing us all to reflect on what was, and is, important in life.

Like so many other charities and small businesses, The Lightbox has been financially hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis. If you are able, please consider donating to the charity to help keep art at the heart of our community. £10 would help support creative workshops for all ages. £20 would help to support the gallery’s award-winning exhibition programme, and £50 would help to support the charity’s Art and Wellbeing programme of therapeutic workshops.


G Live in Guildford, Surrey’s largest and best live entertainment venue, closed its doors to the public on Monday March 16th 2020 following the Prime Minister’s announcement that theatres “should be avoided” due to the fight against Covid 19.

For a business that prides itself on bringing people together for unique and unforgettable experiences this was certainly unprecedented and now, some four months on, G-live are only just beginning to explore ways to reopen.

All of the team have been touched by the messages of support received from both regular visitors, other members of the community and performers, producers and event organisers.

The vast majority of affected events have rescheduled to 2021 and people can still look forward to seeing comedy, music, dance and concerts of every kind take place in the centre of Guildford.

G-live will be back – just as soon as it is both safe and econom- ically viable to do so. Back and determined to be the venue of choice for conferences, banquet- ing, awards ceremonies, meetings, product launches and sensational shows.

With a variety of spaces with capacities ranging from 12 to 1,700 and wheel- chair access throughout G-live are one of the UK’s most flexible venues.

If you would like to discuss your event at G Live please e-mail the Venue Director, Derek Aldridge, at daldridge@glive.co.uk 


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