Cranleigh Art Centre – December 2023

Saturday December 2nd // 8pm

Back by popular demand.  Ben Bruant and Will Cashel are Duo – playing ‘songs you know in ways you probably don’t’ in a style fusing flamenco, pop and classical music. 

Christmas Macrame Stocking Workshop
Saturday December 2nd // 10.30am – 2.00pm

Suitable for Intermediate skill level or keen beginners.  The design features a macramé stocking with a bobble trim design & rope hanging loop with tassel detail. We are using 100% recycled cotton cord & 100% recycled 3ply cotton rope. Price includes all materials to make one Macramé Stocking, your tuition and access to our exclusive online video tutorial.

Andre Rieu: White Christmas
Sunday December 3rd // 2pm

For many, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. This year it will come early with André Rieu’s cinema special White Christmas – a celebration you will never forget.  Join André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra for their brand new Christmas concert from the comfort of your local cinema.

Valeria Kurbatova (harp) and Daniel Ephgrave (flute)
Tuesday December 5th // 1pm
Free Entry

Programme includes works by Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Bach and Ravel.

There will be a retiring collection in aid of Cranleigh Arts.

Wreath Workshop
Friday December 8th // 7pm

Come and create a beautiful Christmas wreath at Cranleigh Arts!  Workshops are two hours and they are run by a qualified and experience florist. Not only will you get to learn a new skill but you get to take home a beautiful fresh wreath.  All materials included.  Class includes a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Open Mic Annual Fundraiser Concert
Friday December 8th // 7:30pm

This is a fundraiser variety concert born out of a year of Open Mic nights at Cranleigh.  We have chosen a selection of acts to keep you entertained all night long.

Kid’s Craft with Claire and Emma
Saturday December 9th // 10am

Kids’ Craft will be run by Claire and Emma; sometimes together, sometimes taking turns. Claire is a secondary school trained Art teacher and Emma is a trained Primary school teacher. 

Sound Bath
Saturday December 9th // 11am

Experience the calming sounds of gongs, singing bowls and gentle percussion in a sound bath for relaxation and wellbeing. Therapeutic sound sessions can have a wide range of benefits for our health and wellness and they are growing in popularity as a natural approach to self-care.

Dominic Alldis – Jazz, Cheese and Wine
Saturday December 9th // 7:30pm
£25 Cabaret, £21 Balcony

Dominic Alldis returns for another of our popular Jazz, Cheese and Wine evenings.

Cabaret seating includes cheese and wine

Balcony seating includes wine only

ROH: The Nutcracker
Tuesday December 12th // 7:15pm

Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing.

Christmas Table Garland
Friday December 15th // 7.00pm

Everything you need is provided. You will learn how to make a fresh foliage garland from scratch with step-by-step guidance from our expert florist.  You will leave with 3 metres of all natural, ready to drape garland, full of seasonal foliage and adorned with festive dried decorations. 

Alice Armstrong
Friday December 15th // 8.00pm

Alice Armstrong is a singer-songwriter and entertainer from the UK, gaining traction like a runaway train on the British live music scene. Alice’s music busts the seams of traditional genres, creating a heady amalgamation of blues, soul, funk, rock, pop and country.

Snow Play
Saturday December 16th // 2.00pm
£12 Adult, £10 Child, £40 Family

Snow Play is a showdown between Winter and Spring over who gets to stay and who has to go away.  You get to make a giant snowman, cover a whole house in snow and have a super snowball fight!  Ages 3+

Open Build and Display by The Brick People
Wednesday December 20th // 10am – 6pm
£6 per session

Are you a fan of LEGO bricks?  There will be four sessions available throughout the day. 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm, 4pm-6pm. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Adult must purchase a ticket. Children 5 and under are free.

Ahijado – Pagan Duo (piano 4 hands)
Thursday December 21st // 1.00pm

Programme includes

Gustav Holst (1874-1934) – The Planets (1918) P.Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) – The Nutcracker (1892)

Tifel, Tafel and Tofel
Thursday December 21st // 7.00pm

A heart-warming story for young and old alike.
Directed by Sofie Miller. Performed by West End storyteller Danyah Miller, and back by popular demand! Our Solstice Story is inspired by an old Austrian Folktale.  Suitable for all ages 6 – 106.  Post show Reception for all ticket holders.

South Coast Soul Revue
Friday December 22nd // 8.00pm
£19 Balcony, £17 Standing

What better way to start your Christmas festivities than a night of partying to some sweet soul music from South Coast Soul Revue.

Please note that this is primarily a standing event with some seating on the balconies.

Community Drum Circle
Saturday December 23rd // 2.00pm
£5, £15 Family

This fun, noisy, family friendly event is open to everyone and anyone. No musical experience is necessary, and all drums and percussion are provided. It is all about taking part and having fun so come along, grab a drum, and have a go!

Christmas with Sinatra
Saturday December 23rd // 7:30pm

After performing ‘Allow Me To Be Frank’ at Cranleigh Arts last summer, Paul Rich is back with a brand new swingin’ Christmas Show. You’ll be taken on a journey through some of the most iconic Christmas classics, as well as exploring the back catalogues of Frank himself and other giants of swing.

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