Wood Street Village is a village in the county of Surrey, England with a village green. It is located three miles (4 km) west of Guildford and is part of the parish of Worplesdon. Local amenities include a church (St Albans), infant school, post office and two public houses (the White Hart and the Royal Oak). The Normandy Youth Center also serves the children of the area. There are a number of old houses in the village; some of the nearby farmhouses date from the 15th century. Wood Street School opened in 1878 and the Victorian part still stands. The current St Albans church building was completed in 1967. The village green features the only surviving maypole in Surrey.
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This site is financed by Guildford Arts – a charity dedicated to the promotion of arts related organisations and activities in Guildford and around.
Founded in 2011 by bass player Marianne Windham, Guildford Jazz provides an intimate and welcoming environment with music from some of the best jazz artists in the country. The club runs two regular monthly gigs – a jazz night at the Guildford Rugby Club Pavilion, and a Jazz Cafe evening at the Electric Theatre - and is also committed to furthering jazz education locally. ‘By providing workshops and performance opportunities for younger jazz students and local jazz musicians,’ says Marianne, ‘we aim to encourage people of all ages to be inspired to achieve more through music.’
The club runs a monthly jam session for local musicians to play together and has recently started working with local schools to run workshops with visiting jazz musicians, many of whom teach at the national Music Conservatoires. More information on future jazz events and workshops, as well as enquiries about music for private events, are available from the Guildford Jazz website at www.guildfordjazz.org.uk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.