Cranleigh Arts Centre – December 2018

Celebrate Christmas at your local Arts Centre. There is something for all the family – including Panto – Oh yes there is! Why not come along & buy a special present for your loved ones at as well as your charity Christmas Cards.

Festive Craft Fair: Art for Christmas Saturday 1 December, 10am to 4pm
Presented by Surrey Artists’ Open Studio members, Art for Christmas has original art and craft for sale at affordable prices, from a range of Surrey-based artists. Packed full of stalls with plenty of beautiful and bespoke items in plenty of time for Christmas. You will meet artists from across the county and learn how they produce their work. Free Entry

Exhibition: Open Competition: A Splash of Colour Tuesday 20 November to Saturday 15 December, 10am to 4pm
Artists working in a variety of traditional media have submitted work exploring the theme `A Splash of Colour`. The exhibition will run for four weeks, with many artworks available for sale. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite artworks, and an overall winner will be selected by an independent panel of arts professionals. Free Entry

Craft Workshop: Crochet Christmas Bunting Saturday 1 December, 10am – 12noon
Led by Vicki Hodge, in 2 hours you will learn how to create Christmas Trees and a few designs of snowflakes to make your festive bunting. You must already know how to crochet a foundation chain and the double and treble stitches. NOTE: Booking only through Vicki Hodge, or , not the Arts Centre Box Office. Workshop Fee: £35

Event Cinema: ROH Live: The Nutcracker Monday 3 December, 7.15pm
A Christmas treat for the whole family. Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production. Tickets: £19.75

Event Cinema: ROH Live: The Nutcracker – Relaxed Screening Tuesday 4 December, 7.15pm
A Christmas treat for all – A relaxed screening is designed to welcome people with an Autism Spectrum Condition or anyone who would benefit from a relaxed cinema environment. Tickets: £19.75

Charity Christmas Cards: Card for Good Causes At the Arts Centre until Saturday 8 December, 10am to 1pm
Cards for Good Causes will be selling Christmas Cards on behalf of many well-known charities.

Live Theatre: Surrey Youth Theatre Christmas Show Wednesday 5 December, 7pm
Everything you see on stage will be devised and performed by the students of Surrey Youth Theatre. It is a thrilling experience for them. Using themes, emotions, situations and locations, the show will be 30 minutes of rollercoaster emotions. Tickets: £8

Live Music: Cranleigh Community Choir Christmas Concert Thursday 6 December, 8pm
Get into the festive spirit by coming along to the Cranleigh Community Choir & Friends Annual Christmas Show – with performances from professionals, students, Cranleigh Dance & Theatre Arts, and of course the choir, it’s a great night out for all the family, not to be missed! Tickets: £7

Magic Show: A Dickens of a Christmas Saturday 8 December, 10.30am – 12.30pm
The Arts Society Cranleigh, invites you to an amazing Dickensian experience with conjuring, magic and illusion from Bertie Pearce, a member of the Inner Magic Circle. A great start to the festive season. Refreshments will be available. Note: Booking is through a third party, Not the Arts Centre Box Officer. To reserve a place call Liz Trickett on 01483 274527 Free Entry

Live Theatre: Sleeping Beauty Panto – Evening & Matinee Performances Saturday 8 December, 7pm & Sunday 9 December, 2.30pm
Join us this Christmas for the pantomime of your dreams! Help Prince Valentine defeat the evil fairy, Malevola and wake Sleeping Beauty with true loves kiss. ‘Sleeping Beauty’ promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever! Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime! Tickets: £14.50 Adult; £12 Child; £48 Family of 4

Live Music: A Brief History of Christmas Wednesday 12 December, 7.30pm
GreenMatthews and Jude Rees present a festive romp through 600 years of music, songs and carols. Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th Century ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten songs and tales as well as familiar and well-loved carols. Tickets: £12

Live Music: Catfish Friday 14 December, 8pm
Excellent live band with a phenomenal front man in 23-year-old guitarist and vocalist Matt Long. Catfish have just been awarded a UK Blues Award as Blues Act of the Year. Both their albums have reached no 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay Charts. Tickets: £11.50 Advance; £13.50 On the Day

Adult Workshop: Needlefelting Christmas Decorations Saturday 15 December, 10am – 3pm
Workshop, led by Hilary Charlesworth, you’ll be making colourful 3D decorations and figures. Using Merino fleece and specialist needles, participants will be introduced to the craft of dry felt making (needlefelting). You will learn the skills needed to develop your own decorations and figures, as well as some samples to take home with you. Workshop Fee: £40 incl materials

Children’s Workshop: Winter Snow Globes Saturday 15 December, 2pm – 3pm
Make amazing artworks to keep and treasure in a fun creative workshop led by local artist Miriana D’ambrosio. Get crafty for Christmas and make your own festive snow globes to decorate your home or give as presents. Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets: £5

Event Cinema: NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra (12A) Thursday 20 December, 7pm
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Tickets: £17.50

Live Music: Rave on Buddy Holly Christmas Show Friday 21 December, 7.30pm
A celebration of the music of Buddy Holly and the Crickets with Rock n Roll & Rockabilly Christmas hits to get you in the festive mood. As well as special guest Darren Page as Roy Orbison with hits from Blue Days Black Nights to True Love Ways and I Drove all Night to Pretty Woman. When Marc Robinson puts on his horned rimmed glasses, authentic attire and picks up his Stratocaster guitar it makes us ask: will Rock n Roll ever die? That’ll be the day! Tickets: £17.50

Films: Lots of Films Coming Up – Look at Our Website For Details…. Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

Community: Men’s Shed Every Thursday, 10am to 1pm
Cranleigh Men’s Shed is about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and a lot of laughter. Part of a national scheme, it is a community project for men to connect, converse and create. The group meet every Thursday in the Arts Centre Pottery room. Free

Community: Craft at Cranleigh Every Tuesday 10am – 11am
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 all-new Craft at Cranleigh drop-in! In the Arts Centre’s Gallery. Free

Community: Knit & Natter Every Friday 10.30 – 12 noon
Are you nifty with needles or a wonder with wool? Come and knit (or crochet) and natter in our Gallery. All abilities welcome. Bring your own yarn and needles. No booking – just turn up. Free


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