We thought you might enjoy this article written towards the end of last year by Tom Johnson of the Surrey Advertiser which he titles ‘Clandon Wood: The Savoy of Burial Grounds’. This was written following Tom being given a tour of the grounds by our on-site team who explained the ethos that underpins Clandon Wood and why the combination of being a both cemetery and a nature reserve is a very natural and appropriate one.
is now our 5th year supporting the local community within the Guildford Fringe
the sell-out success of these events last year the Creaction Theatre Company will be
performing Two One Act Plays by Alan Bennett:
‘A Bed Among The Lentils’ and ‘Say
Something Happened’ and Jean McConnell’s series of playlets entitled
‘Deckchairs’. This will be followed by
one of our favourite annual events, Music in the Meadows providing a relaxing
afternoon of live music performed by young musicians from the Academy of Music in Guildford and other local talented performers. And to bring the
Festival at Clandon Wood to a close Shakespeare’s Wanderers will perform a charming
new take on Much Ado About Nothing. Details
are as follows:
Free Entrance Events – We kindly ask for
donations at these events in support of The Brigitte Trust – a Dorking based
charity that serves all of Surrey offering free emotional support and practical
help at home to people and their families facing cancer, MND, MS, heart and lung
failure and other life-threatening illness.
We will be watching the sun rise over the East Meadow on Midsummer’s morn on Friday 21st June. You are very welcome to come and join us at the pavilion at 3.30am ready to greet the sun on the longest day of the year. Bring a flask of coffee!
For those who then wish to refresh themselves with the sounds of a vibrational ‘gong bath’ at 5.30am. Please call Simon Ferrar on 07870 518292 to book a place for the gong bath.
A wonderful afternoon out where adults and children alike will be able to enjoy this haven of nature set in the surrounds of The Surrey Hills.
In celebration of our 7th official anniversary you are invited to our Art & Crafts Open Day – in collaboration with Handpicked for Dorking. Visitors will be able to experience the peace and tranquillity amongst the flora and fauna of Clandon Wood’s natural environment and glass pavilion – refreshments will be available with nature tours and selected local businesses offering handmade art and crafts.
Entrance to the event is free, and there is ample parking on site. Join us from 12 – 4pm. Dogs welcome – must be kept on a short lead Live music from Will & Chris – acoustic duo – FORGET THE DJ. A prize draw will also be held in aid of the Brigitte Trust.
Transforming the beautiful glass pavilion
at Clandon Wood into an intimate in-the-round performance space, Rogue Opera’s
cast of six singers and pianist bring you the drama of Bizet’s most famous
opera, up close and personal.
Set against some of the most recognisable
music in opera, this drama is a serious and still-relevant examination of
violence, obsession and the struggle of a complex and spirited woman striving
for independence and choice in life and love.
Rogue Opera’s fully staged intimate
production is sung in French with English surtitles. The cast strip away the
pomp and pageantry to present a raw and intimate piece of theatre.
The audience is close enough to experience
the blood, sweat and tears and to feel the vibration of every note, Bizet’s
thrilling and captivating music is raw, powerful and intimate.
The talented cast and creative team are all
professionals with backgrounds including Longborough Festival Opera, Royal
Opera House Chorus, English National Opera Chorus, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
and all perform regularly as soloists throughout the UK and Europe.
All profits from the event benefit The Brigitte Trust – a charity which supports people in Surrey at the end of life in
their own homes, offering practical and emotional support and respite to carers
There are only 70 seats available for this
unique and intimate performance so please book your places as seats are selling
Come along to our Spring quarterly nature talk on Sunday 29th April starting at 12.00pm, lasting 30 minutes and followed by questions and answers. The talk forms part of April’s Tea, Cake & Company drop-in which takes place between 11.30am and 2.00pm.
The talk will be given by Matt , our groundsman, ecologist and avid nature blogger and will provide an inspiring and intriguing insight into the lives of the surprisingly large number of varieties of moth that make Clandon Wood their home.
Comprising 31 acres of beautiful natural English traditional hay meadowland Clandon Wood, represents nearly 1% of all such meadowland left in the UK and this environment supports an increasingly rare mix and diverse range of wildlife.