Cranleigh Arts Centre – November 2019

Theatre, family shows, film, event cinema, live music, ceramics courses and kids’ crafting workshops – you can find it all at Cranleigh Arts this month! 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.

Family Show: What a Wonderful World
Saturday 2 November, 2pm

Before anything new is made it must be dreamed. From our moon-base in the Sea of Tranquillity we get a great view of the Earth and it’s time to make a new one just like we do every night! What shall we put in tomorrow’s world? Snowballs and flamingos of course! So all aboard the sleeper train as it takes us on our dream voyage. We start with putting the stars in the sky and move through history, creating life, discovering fire all over again and finally arriving at the one-world tree where we celebrate the new home that we made all together.
Duration 45 min (ages 2-5)
£10 adult, £8 child

Kids Craft: Feather & Paint Dream Catchers
Saturday 2 November, 2pm – 3pm

Make a colourful dreamcatcher to hang in your window in a fun creative workshop led by local artist Miriana D’ambrosio. These beautiful creations are sure to bring you only the sweetest of dreams. All materials provided! Suitable for ages 5+
£6 per child

ROH Live: Concerto/ Enigma Variation/ Raymonda Act III
Tuesday 5 November, 7.15pm

Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage. Approx running time: 3 hrs
£19.75, £15.50 under 25s

Music: A Brief History of Music
Wednesday 6 November, 7.30pm

Enjoy 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history. Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes, GreenMatthews paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace. The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast!

Film: They Shall Not Grow Old (15)
Thursday 7 November, 8pm

Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future.
“An utterly breathtaking journey into the trenches”
“Peter Jackson and team’s painstaking restoration of first world war footage is a cinematic triumph that all but brings young British soldiers back to life.” The Guardian

£8.25; £7.15 Friends; £5.50 for under 25s

Theatre: Shackleton’s Carpenter
Friday 8 November, 7.30pm

Shackleton’s Carpenter, Harry McNish, was the only man who challenged The Boss on the Antarctic ice floes. Shackleton’s Endurance sank in Antarctica, leaving the 28 strong crew stranded. McNish, brilliant carpenter and shipwright, defied Shackleton, but his skills played an absolutely vital role in saving the entire crew. For all his bravery and ingenuity, McNish was one of the very few who were never awarded the Polar Medal. Now, alone and destitute, one still night on the dockside, he challenges him one last time.

Workshop: 6 Week Pottery Course, led by Cabby Luxford
Tuesdays 12 November – 17 December, 2 – 4.30pm

Our six week pottery courses are aimed at all levels that encourage you to express your creativity in clay! Our beautiful pottery has up to date and extensive tools and equipment to help create your masterpieces whether that be on the potter’s wheel or making with a wide variety of hand-building techniques. This is a progressive learning environment to discover, develop and improve your skills. Small groups ensure plenty of individual attention and sessions are relaxed with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. A wonderful, responsive and tactile material clay can be transformed in so many ways that it can become addictive!

Classical: Jamal Aliyev (cello) Accompanied by Maria Tarasewicz on piano
Friday 15 November, 7.30pm

L. van Beethoven 12 Variations on ‘Ein Madchen oder Weibchen’ from Opera ‘Die Zauberflote’ Op66
S. Rachmaninov Vocalise
David Popper Elfentanz Op.39
David Popper Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68 (1894)
P. Tchaikovsky Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62
J. Brahms Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99
Performance sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust
£15, £10 under 25s

NT Live: Hansard (12A) (encore)
Thursday 21 November, 7pm

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings, in this brand-new play by Simon Wood. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport. A witty and devastating portrait of the governing class.
£17.50, £14.50 under 25s

Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo: The Works
Saturday 23 November, 2pm

Da Vinci’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of this film, as EOS present every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen. Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de’ Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and more than a dozen others. The film looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art. Approx running time: 85min

Music: Toploader, Supported by Changing Colour
Friday 22 November, 8pm

With over two million album sales and a string of top 20 hits both at home and abroad, Toploader are a band 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.

NT Live: Present Laughter
Thursday 28 November, 7pm

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
£17.50, £14.50 under 25s

Music: South Coast Soul Revue
Friday 29 November, 8pm

Last year’s gig with South Coast Soul Revue was one of the highlights of our Winter Season. This year we’ve invited them back to kick start our Christmas with two hours of hi-energy soul & funk. Expect a dynamic performance from vocalists Ruby & Danny, scintillating horns and a rhythm section to set your pulses racing. Classic and contemporary soul and funk – all with a great Christmas party vibe. Tickets will be going fast, so don’t delay. Dancing optional – but highly recommended!
£14 standing, £16 balconies

Kids Craft: Jam Jar Lanterns
Saturday 30 November, 2pm – 3pm

Join local artist Miriana D’ambrosio for a fun creative workshop, and create a lovely lantern to light up your home or give as a gift this festive season. All materials provided! Suitable for ages 5+.
£6 per child

01483 278000 (Tues-Sat 10am-4.30pm) or visit

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