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The Lightbox's supporters celebrate fifth birthday with Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry

PUBLISHED: 21:07 20 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:53 20 February 2013

Art critic, curator, historian and broadcaster Richard Cork, director of The Lightbox, Marilyn Scott and artist Grayson Perry

Art critic, curator, historian and broadcaster Richard Cork, director of The Lightbox, Marilyn Scott and artist Grayson Perry

To celebrate reaching its fifth anniversary this September, The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking held a number of special events.

To celebrate reaching its fifth anniversary this September, The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking held a number of special events.


From a fundraising talk with Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry to a special event for loyal supporters and culminating in a birthday party on Saturday September 15, its been an action packed week.


Since opening in 2007, The Lightbox has welcomed over a quarter of a million visitors who have enjoyed the 69 exhibitions (inc Leonardo da Vinci& Escape to Wonderland), 72 talks (inc Sir David Attenborough), 1,043 family workshops and 93 adult workshops, many of which have been free.


The gallery and museum has also achieved a number of prestigious awards, including the Art Fund Prize, The Queens Award for Voluntary Service, two Surrey Business Awards and a Tourism ExSEllence Award.


Surrey Life magazine visited The Lightbox to report on its opening in our October 2007 edition read on here.

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