The Arts in Horley

The Arts Intro

The Arts in and around Horley

This page highlights some of the arts and cultural groups in and around Horley. Use our contact form to let us know about your group, event or project.


Horley's Ukulele Club

Horley's Ukulele Club meets on Thursday evenings Cafe Fifty Four in the centre of Horley (just near the railway underpass). Bring a uke along and join us or just come along anyway as we prepare for The Great British Uke Off coming to town shortly. No musical ability whatsoever required, we can teach you a couple of chords. We are soon to again face the might of the Guildford Ukejammers and the Woking Ukeaholics. What we lack in talent we make up in enthusiasm. See you at the bar from 8pm!

Visit the Horley Ukulele Club Facebook page.


Horley Photographic Club

Are you interested in photography? Why not come along to the Horley Photographic Club and see what we have to offer. We are a small, friendly club and we welcome photographers of all abilities. As well as competitions our programme includes a range of lectures, illustrated talks and demonstrations by visiting speakers and some of our more experienced members. We have at least two studio evenings where members have the opportunity to learn about lighting and camera settings for photographing models and still life subjects.
We meet on Wednesday evenings from 14th September at the Methodist Church, Victoria Road, Horley from 7.45pm to 10pm. If you would like more information please visit our website www.horleyphotographicclub.co.uk.


Bluebell Studio

Bluebell Studio Horley

Bluebell Studio is in Station Road Horley. It is a wonderful pottery painting studio where you can indulge and explore your creativity. Help is on hand if needed and for those who choose not to paint, they also take commissions which make beautiful, personalised gifts. For those who fancy trying something different, they offer clay and mosaics. Visit the Bluebell Studio website now to find out more.


Smallfield Art Group

Art Group Smallfield
are a small friendly group meeting in Smallfield Church Hall every Tuesday from 10.00 to 12.00. There are 2 experienced tutors to help if you are new to painting and drawing so come and have a go! Just £4 when you come with refreshments included. First session free.
Contact Ron on 01293 279104.


Local Artist Ronald Bull

Ronald Bull helps run the Smallfield Art Group, above. Here is some of Ronald's work.

Ronald Bull artist

Ronald Bull artist

Ronald Bull artist



Horley Branch WEA (Workers' Education Association) have new part-time courses starting in September:

Applications are invited for these general interest courses starting in September. Please apply at least 2 weeks in advance, if possible.

Geography and Landscape - Aspects of South East England, on Thursdays 10-12, starting on September 21st at the Archway Theatre Function Room, The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ . We shall look at rock formations and also at human patterns of settlement and land use in hamlets and farmsteads, cities and suburbs.

History - Life in 1930s Britain, on Wednesdays 10-12, starting on September 27th, at the same venue as above. The 1930s were a time of great poverty but also of growth in culture. The course looks at life, politics and society and includes film footage.

Archaeology: Ancient Egypt- stories, letters and Inscriptions, on Thursdays 7-9pm from September 28th at Horley Baptist Church Meeting Rooms, 289 Court Lodge Road, Horley RH6 8RG. The Ancient Egyptians wrote a wealth of texts on pottery and papyrus and carved their inscriptions onto stone monuments. Many of these have been translated into English. What do they reveal?

If you decide to join a course you will find a well qualified tutor and a friendly group. No previous knowledge of the subject is needed. Details and enrolment are at www.wea.org.uk or tel 0300 303 3464
Or please contact Horley Branch WEA Secretary Jennifer Robinson Tel. 01342 843801 or email j.wrobinson@btinternet.com


Local artist Eve Tilly.

Eve's paintings and artwork can be seen on her Facebook page. Eve also takes commissions for murals. Click here to visit Eve's Facebook page.

Eve Tilly


Aztec Threads

Run Creative craft Workshops from, garment making to creative sewing projects. Plus Card Making - Canvas Crazy - Crazy Patchwork-Second Hand Beads - Felting plus many others. Website.


Local artist Jane Hayward

Jane is based at the Glass House Studio at 29 Westmead Drive, Salfords, RH1 5DB

Apart from her water colour and acrylic paintings, prints and cards, Jane has branched out into textile art, combining machine and hand stitching with paint and hand made materials. Come along to her studio for demonstrations and a cup of coffee.

Below are examples of Jane's work.

Visit Jane's website.


Dance

Silver Ribbons Dance School is based at Regent House, Albert Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 7JA. Visit the Silver Ribbons Dance School website.

Whiteside's School of Dance is based at Centenary Hall in Smallfield. Get in touch if you would like your child to join. Boys and girls accepted into junior street on Fridays. Visit the Whiteside School of Dance website.

Zapphire School of Dance, Horley, Earlswood and Redhill. Website.


Horley Singers

Horley Singers. The Horley Singers were founded in 1998. They rehearse on Mondays, mostly in term time, from 8 pm to 10 pm, in the Methodist Church hall, Victoria Road, Horley, RH6 7AS. Each year thet give some wonderful concerts and raise money for local charities. Visit the Horley Singers website.


Illustrated-Books.co.uk

For collectors of books, illustration, artwork and more - an online shop based here in Horley. Visit the Illustrated Books website.

Illustrated Books an online shop for collectors of books, illustration, artwork and more.

We also buy vintage magazines, old children's picture books and illustrated books.