Please invest in us so that we can continue to invest in Guildford’s creative community.
We are a music and arts community hub in Guildford. For 12 years we have been producing live music events at our 300 cap music venue. Over the years we have developed our programming considerably, bringing national and international touring acts to Guildford like Soweto Kinch, Ed Sheeran, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Reel Big Fish, The Bronx, First Aid Kit (to name a few); as well as booking for external events like The Boileroom stage at Redfest, Guildford Beer Festival, Magic Summer Live, and Staycation Godalming.
We are avid supporters of our local creative community and have many projects that we run, including:
Our brand new space, supporting local artists and creative start-ups in the area from different artistic disciplines.
Youth mentoring programme supporting young artists. Regular live showcases and workshops.
BAD JUJU YOGA
All yoga classes are for mixed ability and suitable for beginners. Combining Punk Rock music and Dru Yoga, a descendant of hatha yoga, working on the body, mind and spirit to improve strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity and is deeply relaxing.
a volunteer effort and exercise in community, food, creativity and good times. We are creating new opportunities and lasting cultural exchange with our locality with micro-grants from the community, for the community.
THE BIG DRAW
The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival with thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators – and each other. The Big Draw is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can’t!
If you are a local creative, social enterprise, charity or not-for-profit organisation; and are looking for a collaborator for projects/events, or a space to use; we want to hear from you! Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
More recently in 2014/2015 we were awarded the title of Best Bar None overall winner and also picked up the award for Best Independent Pub. Unanimously selected by the judges, we were praised for exceeding Best Bar None criteria, for its excellent community and charity engagement, and for investment in young people. We were also applauded for taking the emphasis of pub life away from ‘vertical drinking’ by providing a place of entertainment that offered a positive and safe experience to our customers.
We were also the 100th venue to be awarded Bronze status from Attitude Is Everything, an organisation that improves deaf and disabled people’s access to live music – inclusivity is really important to us, we believe that there should be no barriers for anyone to enjoy live music.
We have developed and thrived without financial aid; but due to many factors this has become increasingly difficult, and to ensure our survival we are reaching out to our local community.
We need your help to continue with this work and develop our new creative space, we love what we do with a passion that is limitless.