Cranleigh Arts Centre – June 2019

See international chart-toppers on the local stage, meet children’s TV royalty, hear from politician-turned-Strictly-star Ann Widdecombe, and visit an exhibition of Royal artworks all at Cranleigh Arts this June! The Arts Centre is also hosting their biggest ever Great Get Together on 23 June. Come along and enjoy free tea and cake, take part in a workshop and celebrate all that our community has to offer.

Family Show: Sam & Mark’s on the Road Show
Saturday 1 June, 2pm
Children’s TV royalty Sam and Mark, as seen on CBBC’s Big Friday Wind-Up and Copycats, are taking to the road with a brand new live show this half term. Join the BAFTA award winning duo for an unmissable hour of entertainment jam packed with sketches, jokes and games in a show full of fun and laughs for all the family. Suitable for ages 6 – 12. £14

Talk: Strictly Ann – An Evening with Ann Widdecombe
Saturday 1 June, 7.30pm
Sailing dangerously close to National Treasure status, one of the most outspoken politicians of our time embarks on her first ever national tour. Entertaining, enlightening and as controversial as you would expect, Margaret Thatcher and Craig Revel Horwood collide as Ann lifts the lid on life in Westminster and shares behind-the-scenes gossip from some of the nation’s best-loved programmes, including Strictly Come Dancing, Have I Got News For You and Celebrity Big Brother. £23

Exhibition: Royal Art Exhibition
Tuesday 4 June – Saturday 15 June, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Belgravia Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting its collection of Royal Art at Cranleigh Arts Centre this June. On show will be signed lithographs by HRH The Prince of Wales, vintage press photographs of Princess Diana and her boys and Original 1840’s etchings by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, along with work by their daughter, Princess Louise. Photographs by Lord Snowdon will also be shown. Free Entry

Classical Music: Leander Kippenberg (Cello) & Oliver Wass (Harp)
Wednesday 5 June, 7.30pm
Programme: Claude Debussy: Pour Invoquer Pan Maurice Ravel: Song de Habanera Enrique Granados: Spanish Dance Manuel de Falla: Spanish Dance (Harfe Solo) Manuel de Falla: Nana, Asturiana aus 7 Canciones Espagnole Arvo Pärt: Fratres Alexander Glazunov: Chant du menestrel Claude Debussy: Claire de Lune Gabriel Faure: Papillon Marcel Tournier: Promenade a l’Automne Claude Debussy: Cello Sonate. £14, £10 under 25s

Film: The Favourite (15)
Thursday 6 June, 8pm
In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Oscar Winning Olivia Coleman) occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah (Rahel Weisz), governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail (Emma Stone), arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots. £8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 for under 25s

Kids’ Craft: Father’s Day Magnets
Saturday 8 June, 2pm – 3pm
What better Father’s Day gift than his very own fridge magnet? Create a personalised fridge magnet in a workshop led by local artist Miriana D’Ambrosio. Happy Father’s Day 2019! All materials provided. Suitable for ages 5+ £6

Live Music: Alter Eagles
Saturday 8 June, 8pm
Now in their 15th year, the alter eagles bring their two-hour theatre show to Cranleigh. Enjoy an evening of rocking twin guitars and sweet country harmonies. Packed with classics like Hotel California, Take It Easy, One of these Nights, Take it to the Limit, Desperado and Life in the Fast Lane. “World class” Lemonrock Gig Guide “Pitch perfect harmonies” Brighton Evening Argus £18.50

Arts Workshops: 6 Week Pottery Course
Tuesdays 11 June – 16 July, 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! Tutor: Cabby Luxford £180 for 6 sessions

ROH Live: Romeo & Juliet
Tuesday 11 June, 7.15pm
Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets. £19.75

Theatre: Oysters
Wednesday 12 June, 7.30pm
Oysters is a dark comedy shining a powerful spotlight on composer Johannes Brahms – at the party celebrating the first performance of his Violin Concerto. While observing his wit, his genius, his cruelty, his tenderness and his descent into self-destructive inebriation, treating friends and associates with all the tenderness of a wrecking ball, we are propelled into a seething cauldron of passionate recriminations and hilarious outcomes. £15.50

Film: Mary Queen of Scots (15)
Thursday 13 June, 8pm
Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. £8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 for under 25s

Fundraiser: Auction of Promises
Friday 14 June, 7.30pm
We have a wonderful array of lots up for auction at this fun, sociable evening raising funds for Cranleigh Arts Centre (reg charity no. 284186). Come along, enjoy a drink and bid on a variety of money-can’t-buy prizes and experiences for you and your family. Confirmed lots include one week’s stay in a two bedroom flat in Mudeford (just 5 minutes away from the beach), a drum lesson with our events programmer Peter Hunt, and a set of books by signed by Was Horse author Michael Morpurgo! Full details will be available nearer the time, so be sure to check back for the latest updates! Price includes a free drink. £5

Theatre: Hurtwood House Summer Show
Friday 21 June, 7.30pm
Come along and enjoy a dramatic presentation from some of the sixth form students involved in the Acting Company at Hurtwood House School. £11

Fundraiser: Cranleigh’s School for Secret Agents
Saturday 22 June, 10.30am – 5pm
The Secret WW2 Learning Network is researching the role of Winterfold on selecting and training secret agents during the Second World War. The stately home on the outskirts of Cranleigh was a Special Training School operated by the wartime secret service, SOE. Join us for a presentation on the Network’s findings, followed by a light lunch and an afternoon screening of the 1958 Lewis Gilbert film Carve Her Name With Pride. This classic film tells the story of SOE’s tragic heroine, Violette Szabó who trained at Winterfold and was posthumously awarded the George Cross. All funds raised support SWW2LN (reg charity 1156796) and Cranleigh Arts (reg charity 284186). £20

Community Event: The Great Get Together
Sunday 23 June, 10am – 2pm
Celebrate Cranleigh’s community spirit as we take part in the national campaign to help bring communities together. There will be a range of local interest stands and drop-in activities, as well as a live performance by our local Community Choir. Join Cranleigh in Bloom, children’s pottery drop in and create a shop front with local artist Miriana D’Ambrosio. Refreshments provided by Viv’s Kitchen throughout the day! Free Entry

NT Live: Small Island (12A)
Thursday 27 June, 7pm
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the playin cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK. £17.50

Live Music: Toploader
Friday 28 June, 8pm
With over two million album sales and a string of top 20 hits both at home and abroad, Toploader are not to be missed! Their debut album ‘Onka’s Big Moka’ – released 20 years ago this year – remained in the Top 5 of the UK album chart for over six months earning them 4 Brit Award nominations. Their 2000 single ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ became a global hit spending over a year in European Airplay Charts transforming Toploader into a household name. £18

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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