Cranleigh Arts Centre – October 2018

They’ve got a great line up of Live Streaming, Films, Comedy, Music Theatre & Crafts just a step away – Come & support your local, community arts centre & have fun!

Film: On Chesil Beach (15) Thursday 4 October, 8pm
Summer 1962. Florence and Edward are just married and honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach. The hotel is old fashioned and stifling, and underlying tensions between the young couple surface and cast unexpected shadows over their long-anticipated wedding night. Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

Live Theatre: Perfectly Imperfect Woman (14+) Friday 5 October, 7.30pm
Multi-award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller explores what drives us to want to live perfect lives as mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, bread-winners. What makes us want to be perfect? What is so bad about imperfection anyway? This is a theatrical storytelling show with a dash of ‘stand-up’ thrown in. Tickets: £12

Craft Workshop: Batik on Fabric Saturday 6 October, 11am – 3pm
Led by Vicki Hodge, learn the basic techniques of batik, using hot wax and dyes. You will produce one or more colourful traditional batik design or picture. For beginners or those with some experience. NOTE: Booking only through Vicki Hodge on 07495 648513,, , not the Arts Centre Box Office
Workshop Fee: £40

Adult Workshop: Pottery Classes (4 weeks) Tuesdays 9 to 30 October, 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: The Breadwinner (12A) Thursday 11 October, 8pm
Follow the journey of Parvana, a young girl who gives up everything to provide for her family and reunite with her father after his wrongful arrest by the Taliban. An inspiring, animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.
Tickets: £8.25 Adults; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

Live Music: Kelly Oliver + support EMMAY Friday 12 October, 8pm
Kelly Oliver is described as ‘blending traditional with bold, indie-pop’ (The Times). She visits Cranleigh Arts Centre to promote her third album. With numerous BBC Radio 2 plays and a performance on Sunday Morning Live TV, she is becoming known as a ‘vital voice in British folk’ (Bob Harris). Tickets: £12

Live Music: Community Drum Circle Saturday 13 October, 2pm – 3pm
Ray Watters of `Drum With Us` is back for another fun-packed community drum circle. This is a fun, noisy, family friendly event where people of all ages come together to share their musical spirit. It is open to everyone and anyone, no musical experience is necessary and all drums and percussion are provided. Tickets: £5

Comedy: Only Fools & Boycie Saturday 13 October, 7.30pm
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show he will reveal secrets and anecdotes from his dazzling career. He’ll be spilling the beans about co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He will meet fans after the show for book signing and autographs. Tickets: £18.50

Event Cinema: ROH Live: Mayerling Monday 15 October, 7.15pm
Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. Tickets: £19.75

Adult Workshop: Ceramic Course with Shelley Bock (5 weeks) Thursdays 18 October to 15 November, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Have fun creating with clay. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience. Create beautiful porcelain Christmas decorations that can be lit from beneath. NOTE: To book a place contact Shelley Bock, email or 07527 908065, not the Arts Centre Box Office. Workshop Fee: £125 incl materials

Classical Music: An Evening of Story & Music Thursday 18 October, 7.30pm
Join Olga and Matthew for a unique concert of storytelling and piano recital. Together, they have developed a remarkable way to tell stories with music. Matthew will perform traditional tales like The Flaming Firebird, while Olga will perform some striking pieces of solo piano from Handel, Schubert and Addinsell. Tickets: £14

Craft Workshop: Arm Knit a Scarf Saturday 20 October, 10am – 12noon
In just 2 hours you will arm knit a super soft, super chunky scarf. Vicki Hodge will teach you all the basics of the technique to go home and arm knit all sorts of lovely things for you and your home. You don’t have to know anything about knitting to attend. NOTE: Booking only through Vicki Hodge, or , not the Arts Centre Box Office
Workshop Fee: £35 incl materials

Talk: Ben Law: The Craft of a Woodsman Tuesday 23 October, 7.30pm
Join woodsman and author Ben Law as he takes you on a journey to ‘Prickly Nut Wood’, his home and place of work for 27 years. This talk takes you through the cycle of working wood and the range of traditional and modern crafts that Ben creates, along with the benefits this brings to biodiversity. From the humble wooden spoon to Kevin McCloud’s favourite Grand Design, the diversity of produce and way of life set a benchmark for future patterns of woodland management. Ben will be signing his latest book ‘Woodland Workshop’. Tickets: £7

Live Music: His Way: The Frank Sinatra Story Friday 26 October, 7.30pm
Award winning singer Robert Habermann returns to Cranleigh Arts to sing songs and tell the story of Frank Sinatra – from band singer to 1940’s ‘pop idol’, swinging his way through the 1950’s, building his own record label “Reprise” becoming a world icon with great classics: Come Fly With Me, Fly Me To The Moon, Witchcraft, You Make Me Feel So Young, My Way, New York New York and many more. Tickets: £15.50

Children’s Theatre: Egg & Spoon Saturday 27 October, 11.30am & 2pm
Egg and Spoon is a romp through the seasons where you come in and out of our magic circle and get to open all the gifts of nature. Percy and April get you settled on our comfortable cushions and introduce you to Birdy, still hiding in his glowing egg. We have to wait till Spring if we want to see him. We’ll run through the rain and the falling leaves and sleep under the snow ’till the sun wakes us up for the butterfly party. Suitable for under 5s. Approx running time: 45 minutes Tickets: £9 Adult; £8 Child

Children’s Workshop: The Big Draw – Halloween Lanterns Saturday 27 October, 2pm – 3pm
With Make amazing artworks to keep and treasure in a fun creative workshop led by local artist Miriana D’ambrosio. The theme for year’s Big Draw is ‘play’ so why not join us and create some spooky paper lanterns ready for Halloween. Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets: £5

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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