Cranleigh Arts Centre – November 2018

As the nights draw in why not pop along to your local, community Arts Centre? It’s on your doorstep. There’s plenty going on from live music to Christmas crafts and our very special Remembrance-themed Spoken Word Night.

Event Cinema: NT Live: Allelujah! (15) Thursday 1 November, 7pm
Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local arts centre. The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. Tickets: £17.50

Charity Christmas Cards: Cards 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 Music: Live at Cranleigh: Jim Cozens Friday 2 November, 7.30pm
A Country Rock n Roots Acoustic Music Revue featuring:- Jim Cozens: Veteran British singer songwriter. Backwoods Creek: High energy, fun fuelled Country Rock. Rebecca Jayne: Pure & perfect, Country Music made brand new. Sophie and Cam: Extraordinary performers, beautiful songs. Tickets: £8

Adult Workshop: Pottery Classes (4 weeks) Tuesdays 6 to 27 November, 2 – 4.30pm or 7 – 9.30pm
Led by Su Rogers of Bus Stop Pottery. Try your hand at making beautiful creative objects out of clay. Learn slab and coiling techniques, how to throw a pot on a wheel and experiment with the art of glazing. For all abilities. Workshop Fee: £100 incl materials

Film: Journey’s End (12A) Wednesday 7 November, 8pm
March 1918. C-company arrives at the front-line trenches led by Captain Stanhope. A German offensive is imminent, and the officers distract themselves with talk of food and their past lives. Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

Film: Journey’s End (12A) Wednesday 7 November, 8pm
March 1918. C-company arrives at the front-line trenches led by Captain Stanhope. A German offensive is imminent, and the officers distract themselves with talk of food and their past lives. Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

Craft Workshop: Candle Making Saturday 10 November, 11am – 2pm
This 3 hour workshop, led by Vicki Hodge, will teach you how to make a variety of beautiful candles. Choose from a range of fragrances and dyes to personalise your very own candle range. Booking through Vicki Hodge at, or by email on Workshop Fee: £55

Live Music: South Coast Revue Saturday 10 November, 8pm
South Coast Soul Revue are back with classic & contemporary soul & funk. This hi-energy 8-piece with two dynamic lead singers, a pulsating rhythm section and funky horns, provides a ‘you will dance’ guarantee wherever they play. The perfect way to chase away those winter blues. Tickets: £13 Standing; £15 Balcony

Event Cinema: ROH Live: La Bayadere Tuesday 13 November, 7.15pm
Natali Makarova’s production of this 19th Century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor. The High Brahmin pursues Nikiya, and when she rejects him, he plans to take revenge on Solor…. Tickets: £19.75

Talk: Surrey on Film 1914 – 1953 Wednesday 14 November, 7.30pm
Join Surrey History Centre archivist, Sarah Gray, for a fascinating talk featuring early footage of the county and exploring what it tells us about Surrey’s past. A remarkable compilation of rare moving images showing Surrey towns, villages and families celebrating in times of peace and coming together in response to the stress of two world wars. Tickets: £7

Classical Music: Jane Gordon (violin) & Jan Rautio (piano) Thursday 15 November, 7.30pm
Violinist Jane Gordon, joins forces with pianist Jan Rautio in a programme featuring Mozart, Brahms, Piazzolla and notably Debussy, marking the centenary of his death. Since their critically acclaimed duo debut at the Southbank, they have established themselves as exciting musicians at the forefront of their generation known for their dynamic and captivating performances. Tickets: £14

Spoken Word: Remembrance Day Spoken Word Night Friday 16 November, 7.30pm
Cranleigh Writers Group and the 1000 Monkeys celebrate 100 years since the end of WW1. The theme’s ‘Remembrance’ and you’re invited to share your own poem, read one of your favourites or sit back and enjoy the magic of spoken word. The winning piece from our Creative Writing Competition will be shared, alongside readings from local published poets, examples of the nation’s favourite WWI poetry and live performances of music composed during the war. Free Entry

Exhibition: All Cranleigh’s Schools Arts Exhibition Tuesday 6 to 17 November, 10am – 4.30pm
Cranleigh’s schools show off their creative talent in a brilliant display of artwork. The Arts Society Cranleigh and Cranleigh Arts Centre collaborate to curate this third annual exhibition of paintings, 3D work and photography by some of the most gifted local young artists. Free Entry

Children’s Workshop: Make Poppy Saturday 17 November, 2pm – 3pm
Make amazing artworks to keep and treasure in a fun creative workshop led by local artist Miriana D’ambrosio. Create your own recycled plastic bottle poppies. These beautiful decorations are the perfect way to mark 100 years of remembrance. Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets: £5

Film: Greatest Showman Sing-Along (PG) Saturday 17 November, 2pm
Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious show-stopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again. Inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum, the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle. Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

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

Event Cinema: NT Live: The Madness of George III (12A) Tuesday 20 November, 7pm
Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall) and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs) star in Alan Bennett’s multi-award-winning play. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown. Tickets: £17.50

Adult Workshop:
Ceramic Course with Shelley Bock (5 weeks) Thursdays 22 November – 20 December, 6.30pm – 9pm
Have fun creating with clay. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience. Experiment with materials to create surface decoration for cake platters or house name-plates. To book a place, please contact Shelley Bock by email on or call 07527 908065 Workshop Fee: £125 incl materials

Film: Swimming with Men (12A) Thursday 22 November, 8pm
THE FULL MONTY in Speedos! When an accountant, played by multi-talented comedian Rob Brydon, seeks to win back his wife, he stumbles upon a surprising solution in the form of a male synchronised swimming team: Men Who Swim. Can their coach Susan (Riley) whip them into shape? Will they master ‘the flower’, ‘the pyramid’ and ‘the spinning circle’ in time? More importantly, can Eric win Heather back with the help of his newfound confidence? Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

Live Music: Bob Drury’s `Viva Neil Diamond` Friday 23 November, 7.30pm
Described in Vegas as “one of the world’s finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond”, Bob Drury’s one-man show is an absolute ‘must-see’ for all Diamond fans. All the hits Cracklin’ Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Pretty Amazing Grace, Song Sung Blue, Sweet Caroline. Tickets: £16

Craft Workshop: Origami Christmas Decorations Saturday 24 November, 10am – 1pm
Led by Vicki Hodge, in 3 hours you will make different decorations and cover all the basic folds. Not only will you have beautiful decorations for the Festive Season, you will be able to follow any pattern you want in the future. Booking through Vicki Hodge at, or by email on Workshop Fee: £35 incl materials

Film: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (PG) Thursday 29 November, 2pm (relaxed screening) & 8pm
Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. Starring Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Cher, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie. Duration: 114mins

Comedy: Steve Bugeja: Almost Friday 30 November, 8pm
As seen on Love Island: After sun and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Steve has “An eye for original comic detail that’s all his own” (The Guardian). He hates showing off, so for each accolade, he’s listed one negative to balance it out. The poems he wrote for Emily Newton in Year 12 went ignored. Invited to perform at the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival. One of only three people in his year not to be invited to Emily Newton’s 18th birthday. Tickets: £13.50

Craft Fair:
Art for Christmas – Presented by Surrey Artists’ Open Studios Saturday 1 December, 10am – 4pm
Art for Christmas is returning for another one-day event presented by Surrey Artists’ Open Studio members. The event offers a fantastic opportunity to buy beautiful and unique gifts all in plenty of time for Christmas! Meet and chat to artists from across the county and discover how they create their work as you browse stalls packed with everything from jewellery and textiles to paintings and ceramics.

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: NEW 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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