Cranleigh Arts Centre – May 2019

Cranleigh Arts is celebrating their 40th anniversary! Our local venue’s mission is “to enrich, entertain and inspire our community” and, over the last 4 decades, they have done just that, bringing a fantastic array of arts and entertainment to the local community. Founded in the 1970s, Cranleigh Arts is celebrating in true 70s style with the Supersonic 70s Show. So come on down and join the party!

Film: Colette (15)
Thursday 2 May, 8pm
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. £8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 for under 25s

Live Music: Jim Cozens & Friends
Friday 3 May, 7.30pm
Enjoy a drink and enjoy the best country, rock n’ roots acoustic music that Surrey has to offer! Jim Cozens: Veteran British singer songwriter. Backwoods Creek: High energy, fun fuelled Country Rock. Sophie and Cam: Extraordinary performers, beautiful songs. Rebecca Jayne: Pure and perfect, Country Music made brand new. £8

Comedy Double Bill: Adam Hess & Glenn Moore
Saturday 4 May, 8pm
See two fantastic stand-up shows in one night! Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated comedian and star of ITV’s Tonight at the London Palladium and Live from the BBC, Adam Hess joins Mock the Week and Absolute Radio’s Glenn Moore on the arts centre stage. Praise for Adam: “For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian on the Fringe” The Independent “I’ve seen few shows that are funnier” The Times. Praise for Glenn: “Tipped for great things” GQ. £13.50

Workshop: Woven Tapestry – the art of painting with yarns
Saturday 11 May, 10.30am – 5pm
In this one-day workshop, participants will weave a sampler of both traditional and 3D techniques using colourful yarns and a simple frame loom (which they can keep). They will have enough skills by the end of the day, to work on their own projects in the future. The day is suitable for both beginners and improvers and all equipment will be supplied. Those with some experience will be helped to work on their own designs. The workshop is led by Hilary Charlesworth, a weaver and textile tutor with over 30 years of experience. Her work can be seen on £45

Kids Craft: Carnival Masks
Saturday 11 May, 2pm
Create a fabulous festive mask in this workshop led by local artist Miriana D’Ambrosio. Perfect for parties and in plenty of time for Cranleigh Carnival! All materials provided. Suitable for ages 5+ £6 per child

Family Show: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Saturday 11 May, 2.30pm
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly… but The People’s Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ best-selling book! This magical show has been written especially for grownups to enjoy with their children, so come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart-warming family fun. It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102! £11.50 adult, £9.50 child

NT Live: All My Sons (12A)
Tuesday 14 May, 7pm
Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. £17.50

ROH Live, Ballet Triple Bill: Within the Golden Hour, New Cherkaoui, Flight Pattern
Thursday 16 May, 7.15pm
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date. £19.75

Classical Music: Lucas Krupinski (piano)
Friday 17 May, 7.30pm
J. S. Bach – Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp major DWK II, BWV 872
F. Schubert Sonata – Sonata in A minor D 845: 1 Moderato; 2 Andante poco moto; 3 Scherzo: Allegro Vivace – Trio Un poco piu lento; 4 Rondo: Allegro Vivace. A. Scriabin – 3. Piano Sonata: 1 Drammatico; 2 Allegretto; 3 Andante; 4 Presto con fuoco. M. Ravel – La Valse. £14, £10 under 25s

Cranleigh Arts 40th Anniversary Fundraiser – 70s Party: With The Supersonic 70s Show
Saturday 18 May, 7pm
Yes, it’s the hottest ticket in town! The ‘Supersonic 70s show’ has been ‘wowing’ audiences nationwide with a show GLAM packed with all those incredible hits from the greatest musical decade of them all…the 70s! Led by the ‘Catsuit Wonder Girl’ vocalist Janey Bombshell, this ‘all live’ band delivers a power packed spectacle that will have you dancing in the aisles to all those hits from this golden age of pop. From the towering might of Queen, Fleetwood Mac & ELO, through the ‘pin-up pop’ of David Cassidy, David Essex and Donny Osmond whilst foot stompin’ to the sounds of Sweet, T.Rex, Mud and Suzi Quatro you won’t have time to catch your breath! Taking you on a tantalising trip down memory lane with timeless classics by The Carpenters, 10cc and Elton John, the band even add in a touch of ‘Grease’ and the Eurovision song contest all played to exquisite precision. £25, including a 70’s style drink and chicken or veggie in a basket

Live Music: Gala Fundraiser with Members of the ENO
Thursday 23 May, 7.30pm
Join Members of English National Opera for a spectacular operatic journey from the gilded opera houses of Italy to the Russian steppes, via the London of George Frederick Handel. Other musical morsels will be provided by Messrs Gilbert and Sullivan and the greats of the musical theatre world. There may be humour. They may even be props! We are hugely looking forward to this, our third visit to Cranleigh. This is a fundraising event in support of Cranleigh Arts Centre (Registered charity no. 284186) and Smart Cranleigh ( £25

Live Music: dS:uK
Friday 24 May, 8pm
dS:uK bring the experience of one of Dire Straits’ most iconic concerts to Cranleigh Arts. “Alchemy” was Dire Straits’ first big LIVE album, recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in July of 1983 during the last two shows of the “Love Over Gold” tour. The tour included hits including Tunnel of Love, Romeo and Juliet and Private Investigations. dS:uK will play the concert in its entirety – with the affection for the music, and the attention to detail that the band have become known for, making them a must see show on the UK Tribute scene for any Dire Straits fan. £20 on door, £18 in adv. Early bird offer: first 60 tickets only £16!

Film: Stan & Ollie (PG)
Saturday 25 May, 8pm
Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as legendary movie icons Laurel & Hardy, Stan & Ollie is the heartwarming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the duo embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda), their love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.
£8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 for under 25s

Film: Mary Poppins Returns (U)
Wednesday 29 May, 2pm (relaxed screening) & 8pm
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
£8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 for under 25s

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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