Cranleigh Arts Centre – November 2021

As we move into the long winter nights, we encourage you to bring friends and family to our events. From art to film, music to comedy, yoga to pottery there is something for everyone here!

Exhibition: 2019 Open Winners’ Exhibition – Tuesday 2nd – Saturday 13th November, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Our Autumn Open Exhibition features the artwork of the winners of Cranleigh Open Competition 2019. Come and explore the creations of talented local artists.

Family Event: Annie Junior – Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November, 3pm – Adult £12, Child £10
Showdown Theatre presents… Annie! This charming story of a red-haired orphan fearlessly facing the streets of New York in pursuit of a true home can be enjoyed by all the family.

Music: Lunchtime Concert: Phil Hopkins Classical Harmonica with Lindsay Bridgwater Piano – Tuesday 9th November, 1:00pm
We are delighted to have a new duo at Cranleigh Arts with classical harmonica player Phil Hopkins joined by pianist Lindsay Bridgwater. The harmonica is very much an instrument in the classical stable.
Sonata no 2 in Eb for flute arranged for harmonica – J.S.Bach
Apres Un Reve / Berceuse (op 16) – Gabriel Fauré
Suite from Porgy and Bess – George Gershwin
Movie Medley – Midnight Cowboy, Dances With Wolves (John Barry), The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S.Bach
Golliwog’s Cakewalk – Claude Debussy

Lunchtime concerts at Cranleigh Arts
Enjoy fine chamber music during daylight hours in our series of monthly lunchtime concerts.

Cinema: The Father – Thursday 11th Nov, 8pm – Tickets £8.25; Friends £7.25 Under 25s £5.50
Anthony is 80, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, introduces. Yet help is becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony’s grip on reality is unravelling. As we see the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives? [Certificate 12A]

Community Event: Fundraiser Quiz – Friday 12th Nov, 7pm – £13
Pit your wits against our quizmaster in an exciting evening of quizzing fun. Come as a team of 6 – 8 or sign up as an individual and we will place you in a team. Tickets include a fish and chip supper! All proceeds support Cranleigh Arts, helping us bring quality acts to the local stage and supporting social wellbeing in Cranleigh.

Exhibition: Simon Doughty – ‘Taking the Scenic Route’ – Tuesday 16 – Saturday 27 November 10:00am – 4:30pm
My work shows my interest in colour, which often manifests in landscapes with a dreamlike quality. The male figure, representing myself, along with references to cycling, often appear in my work. I primarily enjoy painting, but collage and printing are also mediums I like exploring, resulting in vibrant, textured mixed media works.

Classical Music: Leander Kippenburg, Cello and Krzysztof Moskalewicz, Piano – Wednesday 17th Nov, 7.30pm – £16; Under 25s £10; Live Stream £8
Leander Kippenberg first came to Cranleigh Arts in 2016 when supported by the Martin Music Scholarship Fund of the Philharmonia orchestra. He returned in 2019 for a celebrated and innovative concert with harpist Oliver Wass. Being so popular with the Cranleigh audience he is back again with pianist Krzysztof Moskalewicz.
Faure Apres un Reve, Sicilenne, Elegie (14’)
Manuel de Falla Suite Popular Espagnole (13’)
Grunfeld Paraphrase of ‘Fledermaus’ (7’)

Chopin Largo from Cello Sonata in G Minor op 65 (4’)
Rodion Shchedrin in style of Albeniz (3’)
Cesar Franck Violin Sonata in A Major arr. Cello and Piano (30’)

Baby Cinema: Another Round – Thursday 18th Nov, 2pm – Tickets £8.25; Friends £7.25 Under 25s £5.50
Bring along your baby for the Thursday afternoon film screening of Another Round! Enjoy the best new films on the big screen with your little ones of two years and under in a relaxed environment, without worrying about making too much noise. Lights are turned up higher and sound is turned down lower, so you get the easiest environment for you and your baby. Up to four adults can accompany a baby, but adults without a baby won’t be admitted.

Theatre: Mrs Churchill: My Life with Winston – Friday 19th Nov, 7:30pm, £14
Winston Churchill is arguably one of the most famous Englishmen that has ever lived. They say that behind every great man, there is a great woman. Was this true in Churchill’s case? What of Clementine, his wife for 56 years? Was he as grumpy and irascible at home as he often was in the House of Commons? Did Clem have any influence on him at all? All these questions will be answered, and many more, in Liz Grand’s superb, moving, sensitive and informative portrayal of Clementine Churchill.

Live Music: Bob Drury’s Viva Neil Diamond – Saturday 20th November, 7:30pm – £16
Prepare to be blown away by his vocal likeness which has been delighting audiences around the world combined with his stunning prowess on the guitar. By taking some of the songs back to how they were originally written, with just voice and guitar, Bob brings a whole new dimension to the songs, particularly the beautiful guitar ballads that have a genuine depth of emotion when stripped right back.

Classical Music: The Salome Quartet – Friday 26th Nov, 7.30pm – £16; Under 25s £10; Live Stream £8
SALOMÉ QUARTET is a multinational ensemble formed in 2016 by four prizewinning students of the Royal College of Music in London: Haim Choi, Ines Delgado, Kasia Ziminska and Shizuku Tatsuno. The musicians have performed worldwide.
Haydn String Quartet in G major Op. 76 No 1 22′
Bridge Three Idylls for String Quartet 14′
Schubert String Quartet No 14 in D minor, D. 810, ‘Death and the Maiden’ 39′

Live Music: Wilson and Wakeman – Saturday 27th Nov, 8pm – £18
Featuring Damian on vocals and acoustic guitar and Adam on piano, vocals and acoustic guitar. They’ll play songs from their individual backlog and artists they have worked with, along with tracks from their joint albums, intertwined with stories and memories from their extensive touring careers in a show not to be missed.

Event Cinema: The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gauguin, 90’ – Tuesday 30th Nov, 7:30pm. Tickets £13.50
From Hansen’s beautiful house and gardens at Ordrupgaard to the streets of Paris, this film takes you on a journey to discover some of the best examples of 19th-century French art ever collected.

Exhibition: Open Exhibition Competition Tuesday 30th Nov – 17th Dec 2021, 10:00am – 4:30pm. Submission of artwork – £15. Closing Date for Submission – 22nd November
We are very excited to announce the return of Cranleigh Arts Centre Open Competition. This year’s theme is ‘INSIDE LOOKING OUT’ and artists are invited to submit three pieces of work in any traditional medium via photograph to . Artwork will be selected and exhibited at Cranleigh Arts from 30th Nov – 17th Dec 2021. Two winners will be chosen by our judges once the exhibition opens. The third winner will be selected via public vote.

Workshop: Pottery with Shelley: Christmas Decorations and Gifts – Thursdays 11, 18, 25 November 2, 9 December 2021 6.30pm – 9.00pm – Fee £160
Create your own unique Christmas decorations, tealights and beautiful handmade gifts in a fun environment whilst exploring hand building and surface decoration techniques. Suitable for beginners and those with experience. For more information and booking contact Shelley Bock 07527 908065 or email

Movement Classes: Adult Ballet: 6-7pm Jess Gamlin – Monday 15th, 22nd, 29th November & 6th & 13th December 2021 – £65 per person
Have you always dreamed of dancing like Darcy Bussell? Well, I cannot guarantee we will all make it to Darcy’s level but I can promise you will feel graceful, light as a feather and free after this class. Learn the basics of ballet technique. Strengthen the feet, legs, core and arms in this wonderful full body workout designed to build flexibility.
Pilates 7:30-8:30pm Jess Gamlin – Monday 15th, 22nd, 29th November & 6th & 13th December 2021 – £65 per person
This Pilates class will have you working muscles you didn’t know you had. Designed to build strength in the core, back and pelvic floor, this all levels class will have you feeling stretched and toned. Pilates is proven to help lower stress levels, improve sleep quality and build stamina and strength in the whole body.
Yoga: 6-7pm with Beth Peak – Tuesday 16th, 23rd, 30th November & 7th & 14th December 2021 – £65 per person
This all levels yoga class will be suitable for all, though a bit of yoga experience is recommended. We will start seated on the floor with some breathing and stretching exercises, followed by a standing and balancing sequence. The class will be flowing in nature, so expect to build strength and flexibility, with variations given for all abilities. The end of our class will be stretch focussed with a calming relaxation element. Each week the class will vary, so we will be incorporating new postures throughout the 5 week block. You will need a yoga mat and if you have blocks, please bring them.
Yoga (vinyasa, advanced) 7:30-8:45pm with Beth Peak – Tuesday 16th, 23rd, 30th November & 7th & 14th December 2021 – £65 per person
This yoga class is suitable for those who have practiced vinyasa before. We will move dynamically at a quick pace, building strength and flexibility as we go. Expect your heart rate to be high as we build heat and power with our flows. If in doubt, please contact Beth at . You’ll need a yoga mat and if you have props please bring as they are great for deepening postures you think you’ve perfected!

Tickets available for both online stream and in person audiences available at or by calling our Box Office on 01483 278000 (Tues-Sat 10am-4pm)

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