Cranleigh Arts Centre – April 2019

From Oscar-winning films to family shows, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Cranleigh Arts this spring! This April we welcome cricketing legend David Gower and comedian Seann Walsh to the arts centre stage. Whatever brings you through our doors we promise a warm welcome and a good time.

Royal Opera House Live: La Forza Del Destino
Tuesday 2 April, 6.15pm & Friday 5 April, 6.15pm
Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music, and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. Approx running time: 4 hours, 15 minutes incl two intervals. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. £19.75

Comedy: Seann Walsh: After this One I’m Going Home (14+)
Wednesday 3 April, 8pm
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and self-dubbed “Lie-in King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation” (The Guardian). This dishevelled, fiery, animated, fiercely idle, millennial man-child is one of best live comedians to have come out of the UK. Team captain on Virtually Famous and a regular on Play to the Whistle, other TV appearances include: One For The Road, Live At The Apollo and The Jonathan Ross Show. 14+ likely to be swearing and adult content. £16.20

Film: Peterloo (12A)
Thursday 4 April, 8pm
An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry. Directed by Mike Leigh and starring Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake.
£8.25, £7.25 Friends, £5.50 under 25s

Kids’ Craft: Easter Bonnets
Saturday 6 April, 2pm – 3pm
Design your own beautiful Easter bonnet in a fun creative workshop led by local artist Miriana D’Ambrosio. Guaranteed to put a spring in your step! Suitable for ages 5+ £6 per child

Talk: David Gower: On the Front Foot
Saturday 6 April, 7.30pm
David Gower, the legendary former England cricket Captain is taking guard before running between venues on a UK theatre tour. Often described as one of the most stylish left-handed batsmen of all time, the blond-haired 80s bombshell promises to share his thoughts on 2019’s Cricket World Cup and The Ashes, both of which are being battled out on UK soil in 2019. This is your chance to hear from the Sky Sports Cricket lead anchor before anyone else in 2019, a year that has every potential to be a one of the most memorable for the history of the game. Expect tales from captaining his national team to victory in the Ashes as well as memories of flying that Tiger Moth over Queensland. £21.20

National Theatre Live: All About Eve
Thursday 11 April, 7pm
By Joseph L Mankiewicz, adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove, All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative directors asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. Approx running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes. £17.50

Family Show: Tom Thumb
Friday 12 April, 2pm & 4pm
One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking – there’s nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they’ll never be hungry again. Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Adam Jessop brings this classic story to life in a playful and fascinating show. From the people who brought you Egg & Spoon. Ages 3+, approx 45 mins £10 adult, £8 child

Community Event: Community Drum Circle
Saturday 13 April, 2pm
We are delighted to welcome Ray Watters back for another fun-packed community drum circle. This fun, noisy, family friendly event is open to everyone and anyone. No musical experience is necessary, and all drums and percussion are provided. There are no wrong notes and no mistakes. It is all about taking part and having fun so come along, grab a drum, and have a go!
“The session I attended at Cranleigh Arts was exciting, energetic and empowering all in one! Come along and get your toes wet in the fabulous world of drumming” – Bill Bruford, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame £5, £15 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

Film: Free Solo (12A)
Thursday 18 April, 8pm
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Winner of the Best Documentary BAFTA 2019, Free Solo is an inspiring portrait of an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to accomplish the impossible. A triumph of the human spirit that represents what The New York Times calls “a miraculous opportunity for the rest of us to experience the human sublime.” £8.25, £7.25 Friends, £5.50 under 25s

Film: Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald (12A)
Saturday 20 April, 2pm
The second adventure in JK Rowling’s series about a young magizoologist, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s (Johnny Depp) plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, though he’s unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. £8.25, £7.25 Friends, £5.50 under 25s

Workshops: 6 Week Pottery Course Led by Cabby Luxford
Tuesdays 23 April – 28 May, 2pm – 4.30pm
Express your creativity in clay! Our pottery classes are suitable for all levels and offer a progressive learning environment to discover, develop and improve your skills. Small groups ensure plenty of individual attention and will include throwing on the potter’s wheel and a range of hand building techniques. With friendly and supportive tuition and excellent facilities and equipment do join us in the wonderful experience of working with clay! £180

Classical Music: Julia Liang (violin) Accompanied by Irena Radić on piano
Friday 26 April, 7.30pm
W.A. Mozart – Sonata for Violin & Piano No.24 in F major K376
Claude Debussy – The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
La plus que lente
Clair de lune
Minstrels from Preludes Book 1
Lili Boulanger – Deux Morceaux
i) Nocturne
ii) Cortège
Sergei Prokofiev – Five Melodies
Igor Stravinsky – Divertimento
£14, £10 under 25s

Royal Opera House Live: Faust
Tuesday 30 April, 6.45pm
Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera. Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him. The devil Méphistophélès appears and strikes a bargain with the philosopher: he will give him youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite, if Faust will hand over his soul. Faust agrees, and Méphistophélès arranges matters so that Marguerite loses interest in her suitor Siébel and becomes infatuated with Faust. The performance lasts about 3 hours 30 minutes, including one interval. Sung in French with English subtitles. £19.75

Exhibition: Abstracts by Philip Jones
Tuesday 2 April – Saturday 27 April
Local artist Philip Jones presents an exhibition of abstract artworks exploring form, shape and colour. Free Entry

Community Activity: Craft at Cranleigh
Every Tuesday, 10am – 12 noon
Whether you are an experienced crafter or want to practice something learned in one of our workshops, find a warm welcome and meet likeminded makers at our Craft at Cranleigh drop-in! Free

Community Activity: Knit & Natter
Every Friday 10.30am – 12 noon
Are you nifty with needles or a wonder with wool? Come and knit (or crochet!) and natter with like-minded people in the Gallery and enjoy our latest exhibition at the same time. All abilities welcome, bring your own yarn and needles. No booking necessary – just turn up! Free

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