Cranleigh Arts Centre – March 2020

This month we launch our Literary Festival which includes a one-woman storytelling performance of Meet Pippi Longstocking from Danyah Miller. Colin Butcher gives a fantastic talk about Molly the Pet Detective Dog and Steve Knightley from Show of Hands performs Pass Notes. Doors open 45 mins before evening events, so why not head down early and pick up a drink before the show? You are welcome to bring refreshments purchased on the premises into the auditorium to enjoy during the performance.

Exhibition: Nelson Mandela Art Exhibition
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 14 March, 10am-4.30pm

This exhibition, presented by Belgravia Gallery, will display the collection of artwork produced by Nelson Mandela in the early 2000’s after his release from prison and time as President of South Africa, based on places he remembered on Robben Island such as The Lighthouse and The Church. Free Entry

Community: Literary Festival 2020 Launch & Spoken Word Night
Tuesday 3 March, 7.30pm

Celebrate the opening of the Cranleigh Literary Festival 2020! Get a drink and take a seat. This will be followed by poetry readings from the 1000 Monkeys and Cranleigh Writer’s Group with an open mic for readers from the audience. Free Entry

Theatre: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Wednesday 4 March, 7.30pm

First performed in 2006, this is a fast-paced adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel which has enthralled audiences throughout Britain and Ireland and played to packed houses every-where. £14

Film: The 39 Steps
Thursday 5 March, 8pm

Alfred Hitchcock’s most celebrated British thriller, adapted from John Buchan’s novel. Richard Han-nay (Robert Donat) becomes the victim of mistaken identity when a female corpse is dumped in his flat by a spy ring. He tries to track down the true murderers whilst being pursued by the police. £8.25

Talks: Colin Butcher: Molly the Pet Detective Dog
Friday 6 March, 7.30pm

A former Detective Inspector with Surrey Police turned pet detective, Colin has reunited hundreds of owners with their dogs, but cats were always more elusive. Enter Molly, a cocker spaniel spotted on a rescue website, who became Colin’s inseparable companion. £10

Arts Workshop: Make a Hand Stitched Leather Notebook Cover
Saturday 7 March, 10am

Come and learn how to make your very own hand stitched leather notebook cover! You can choose from a range of leather and thread colours and even emboss your cover with initials at the end (if time allows). £8.25

Family Show: Meet Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking
Saturday 7 March, 2pm

In celebration of the 75th birthday of Astrid Lindgren’s much-loved Pippi Longstocking, acclaimed storyteller Danyah Miller and award-winning director Helena Middleton have created a quirky one-woman story-telling performance. £10

Arts Workshop: Plotting and Pitching – The Road to Publication
Saturday 7 March, 2pm

Join author Suzanne Goldring for a workshop packed with insight and advice on how to develop your novel. In this workshop she talks about her experience acquiring two book deals and publishing best-seller My Name is Eva – in the space of less than twelve-months. Come prepared to do a exercise to plan your own best-seller! £10

Classical: Lunchtime concert: Dominic Degavino, piano
Tuesday 10 March, 1pm, Thursday 20 February, 2pm

Clara Schumann: Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20 (10′) Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 111 (10′)
Beethoven: Sonata in Eb Major, Op. 81a ‘Les Adieux’ (15′)
Free Entry, retiring collection.

Event Cinema: NT Encore: Cyrano de Bergerac
Thursday 12 March, 7pm

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, recorded live before an audience in the West End. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love £17.50

Music: Steve Knightley: Pass Notes
Friday 13 March, 8pm

Following the success of last year’s one man show, Steve’s latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing. He explores themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics and chords and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own! £21

Arts Workshop: Kids Craft: Handprint Cactus
Saturday 14 March, 2pm

Dress for mess and make your own cactus artwork. These mini-masterpieces are fun to create and make gorgeous Mother’s Day Gifts. All materials provided. Suitable for ages 5+. £6

Film: The Good Liar
Saturday 14 March, 8pm

Con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish. As Betty opens her life and home to him, Roy’s surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. £8.25

Exhibition: Portraits by Maureen Domoney Artist Tuesday 17 – Saturday 28 March, 10am-4.30pm
An exhibition of portraits by Maureen Domoney, Artist in Residence at Hurtwood House School 2019. The paintings in the exhibit clearly converse with each other yet manage to retain the individuality of each sitter. Free Entry

Event Cinema: ROH Live: Fidelio
Tuesday 17 March, 7.15pm

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. £19.75

Classical: Iyad Sughayer – Piano Recital
Friday 20 March, 7.30pm

W.A. Mozart D major Sonata K. 576 (15’) F. Liszt Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
1. Funérailles (12’)
2. Miserere, d’après Palestrina (4’)
3. (Andante lagrimoso) (8’)
4. Cantique d’amour (7’)
F. Chopin Four Mazurkas Op. 33 (10’)
A. Khachaturian Piano Sonata (26’)


Music: Nursery Cryme… A Genesis Tribute Band
Saturday 21 March, 7.30pm

Nursery Cryme are a 5-piece Genesis tribute band, playing your favourite Genesis tracks from the albums Trespass to Duke. The band have received much adulation for re-kindling lost memories. £16.50

Theatre: The White Plague
Thursday 26 March, 7.30pm

Following a sell-out international run, Ferodo Bridges present the immersive production, THE WHITE PLAGUE, experienced in ‘white blindness’ for a strictly limited number of audience members. £15

Film: Official Secrets
Friday 27 March, 8pm

Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. £8.25

Arts Workshop: Make a Basket in a Day
Saturday 28 March, 10am-5pm

With local basket maker, Judith Needham. Spend a fun and fascinating day learning the art of bas-ket making. In this one-day class we will make a round willow basket with a flat base using the stake and strand technique. This might be a shallow fruit basket, a waste paper basket or an apple picking basket with a handle, the choice is yours. £70

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