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Guildford Society Design Awards 2020: Request for Projects to be Nominated

Submissions of nominated projects should be made no later than Friday 10th July 2020

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The Guildford Society continues to encourage good design in Guildford Borough by its bi-annual design awards. We are now seeking nominations for the awards that will be presented in late 2020. The schemes need to have been completed between September 2018 and June 2020. Recognising the delays to some projects’ completion because of coronavirus, projects that were due for completion by June 2020 but delayed for a few weeks will be considered.

The categories of projects for the Awards are:-

  • New Commercial Building
  • New Public Building
  • New Build – Individual House
  • New Build – Multiple Housing
  • Restoration or refurbishment Project
  • Public Realm Improvements including public artworks.

Nominations can be for a location anywhere in the Borough of Guildford. The Borough boundaries can be discovered will be judged by a small panel consisting of GSoC members and panellists invited for their architectural, planning, artistic background. The draft judging criteria to be confirmed by the judging panel can be accessed

The Society will be careful to approach property owners to ensure they are happy for their scheme to be considered.

If you would like to nominate a project for consideration be it large or small please e-mail to  details including:

  • Location including postcode,
  • Category from list above
  • Brief description of the Project including key features of the design, maximum 1 page A4
  • Photographs of the completed project
  • Name of Client and consultants responsible for the design
  • Email address, phone number, etc. for key contact

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Guildford Shakespeare Company announce their OPEN-AIR SEASON 2020 

11 JUNE – 27 JULY 2020: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER and AS YOU LIKE IT will form Guildford Shakespeare Company’s 15th annual open-air season in Guildford, Surrey.

Surrey’s award-winning theatre company kick-off their outdoor season in June with Oliver Goldsmith’s sublime Georgian comedy of manners, one of the best-loved and most-performed of English comedies.

First staged in 1773, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER takes place over the course of a single night, when a young gallant called Marlow is led to believe that his future bride’s family home (the Hardcastles, whom he has never met), is in fact a country inn. When confronted with the elegant Kate Hardcastle, his swagger melts away, and so to conquer his heart and keep up the pretence, the tenacious Kate poses as a barmaid. Full of ludicrous mischief, racy dialogue, and a gallery of colourful characters, GSC promise a glorious evening of fun and laughter.

Director TOM LITTLER returns to Guildford following his 2019 production of All’s Well That Ends Well (‘A beautiful, magical production. 5 stars doesn’t do it justice.’ – London Theatre 1), which was GSC’s co-production, and was nominated for five Off-West Awards. His current production of The Tempest featuring actor Michael Pennington is running at Jermyn Street Theatre, of which Tom is the Artistic Director.

In July, the acting company relocates to a new venue just outside Guildford in the village of Bramley. The walled gardens, orchard and farm buildings of Gosden House will play host to Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT. Built in the late 1700s, Gosden House is celebrating its centenary this year as a school, and its adjacent common is also the site of the first recorded ladies’ cricket match in 1745. A fitting setting for Shakespeare’s free-thinking heroine, Rosalind.

CAROLINE DEVLIN follows last summer’s hugely popular The Merry Wives of Windsor (“Pure enjoyment from beginning to end” British Theatre Guide), with a 1930s-set production, where the Brown Shirt-inspired Duke Frederick has created a society of conformity or death. Against this backdrop of Fascist oppression, Rosalind, Celia and Touchstone escape to the Forest of Arden, a playground of hopes and dreams, where freedom of thought liberates and unites.

Arguably Shakespeare’s happiest play and containing some of his most memorable speeches, As You Like It is a sunny celebration of human nature’s desire to forgive and forget, to love and to laugh.

Casting is currently underway, and general booking opens 28 April.


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