10th Anniversary Celebrations


This September, The Lightbox turns 10 years old! To celebrate reaching this grand old age, we're putting on a month of events and exhibitions for everyone who has helped us build The Lightbox community. Here's what's coming up, and don't forget to donate to our £10 for 10 Years anniversary fundraising campaign too!

Heritage Open Day         
Sat 9 Sept

To celebrate Heritage Open Days, join The Lightbox’s Collections Volunteers for object handling sessions with artefacts from The Lightbox’s Heritage Collection. Two free drop-in sessions, suitable for visitors aged 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Free entry | Suggested donation £2

The Lightbox Anniversary Lecture
Thurs 14 Sept

Ten years to the day since The Lightbox first opened its doors on 14 September 2007, Director of The Lightbox, Marilyn Scott, will give an anniversary lecture. Marilyn will reflect on the successes of the last decade, from winning the Art Fund Prize ‘Museum of the Year’ in 2008 to the many exhibition highlights which have included Da Vinci, Renoir, Hirst, Warhol and Constable, whilst also looking forward to what the next 10 years holds for The Lightbox and the next generation of visitors.

Thurs 14 Sept, 7.00pm
£8 Adults | £5 Friends (incl. one free glass of wine or juice)
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The Lightbox 10th Birthday Party       
Sat 16 September

The Lightbox first opened its doors on 14 September 2007. Ten years on, to celebrate this milestone we would like to invite all those that have helped make the last 10 years such a success to join us for a special family-friendly birthday party.

The whole building will be brought to life with fun and activities, including live music and vintage garden games in the courtyard, a free giant birthday cake, and a special photo exhibition of the past decade.

All the galleries will be free for one day only, and in the afternoon there will be free face painting and a drop-in family ‘Butterflies and Bugs’ workshop – the creations from which will be mounted as an installation to mark the anniversary.

The Friends of Woking Palace will bring alive the Tudor history of the area in ‘Woking’s Story’ and there will be a special 70th anniversary display of Kenwood cookware, who were originally based in Woking.

Sat 16 Sept, 10.30am – 5.00pm
Free entry | Suggested donation £2
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A Decade Down. Many More To Go     
1 Sept–1 Oct

This photographic exhibition will mark the tenth anniversary of The Lightbox opening in September 2007 with images of famous dignitaries, the construction and opening of the building, members of the public, existing and recent staff members, volunteers, popular exhibitions, important occasions and family fun!

Free entry, donations welcome

The Lightbox 10th Anniversary celebrations will run throughout the month of September, but don't forget to visit us on our exact birthday, Friday 14th September, when there is sure to be lots of fun and surprises! 

Donate to our £10 for 10 Years fundraising campaign

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