Cranleigh & District

Events

We have many informative and social activities throughout the year which are enjoyed by members including lunches, outings, walks and talks on diverse topics.

In addition to the events and outings organised by Cranleigh U3A there are lectures, study days, summer schools and other activities organised on a regional and national basis - these events are open to all our U3A members.
Please “click” one of the Links on the right hand side of this page, which will give you access to the interesting events currently being offered by the following:

- South East U3A Region
- Surrey U3A Network
- U3A National Office > Click the Member Login button [new members have to create an account - "only once"]. Now click the Members' Area Homepage button, then click the Events box to view and book your choice.

Dates for your Diary
Outings
Tue Dec 4th ‘JOHN RUTTER’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION’ AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

We have reserved seats, at an excellent discounted price, for this a one day only concert. There’s no better way to enjoy the festive spirit than attending this popular Christmas Celebration, conducted and presented by John Rutter himself and performed by the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy this classic festive favourite with numerous sing-along carols and a delightful array of joyful works, all in the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall, making this a not-to-be-missed event to get you in the mood for Christmas!

The concert starts at 3pm and ends at approximately 5.30pm. The coach will be dropping off and picking up outside the Royal Albert Hall, so there will be very little walking involved. We should have some time before the performance and there are several bars where we are able to purchase snacks and drinks if required; however, you may want to bring your own packed lunch. The tickets will show which door we need to use giving the easiest access to our seats.
Thu Jan 17th AGATHA CHRISTIE ‘WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION’ - COUNTY HALL, LONDON

You have been summoned for jury service.......

A landmark new stage production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution takes place in London County Hall, planting the audience right in the centre of this gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal.

Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a widow in order to inherit her wealth, and the stakes are high: convince the jury and the audience of his innocence, or face the hangman’s noose. That is, after he’s survived the shocking witness testimony.

This production immerses the audience in a unique courtroom setting, complete with drama and intensity on London’s Southbank.
See you in court ...... I hope!
Thu Feb 14th ‘ROUGH CROSSING’ - CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE

Join us at Chichester for this Tom Stoppard brilliantly hilarious play, with songs and music by Andre Previn.

‘The action takes place aboard a liner headed for New York where two playwrights are trying to rehearse their latest show before reaching land. Their composer is trying to end it all after overhearing his lover confess she has feelings for the leading man. An absurdly unorthodox waiter, a mistimed lifeboat drill, and soon it turn these colourful characters into a Stoppardian string of hilarious events’.

We have managed to reserve good rear stall tickets for this 2.30pm matinee performance.
Wed Feb 27th ‘THE ALL NEW KILL OR CURE’ TOUR with lunch and coffee

This new, illuminating and entertaining tour offered by City & Villages Tours takes us on a romp through 2000 years of the history of medicine and nursing. It covers topics from the Black Death and cholera in the rookeries to the barber surgeons and body snatchers of St. Barts. We will learn about the history of sickness and health from Roman Times to the coming of the NHS.

The tour includes visits to a trio of remarkable collections: Barts Hospital Museum where we will see the Hogarth Murals, Charterhouse Museum built on a mediaeval plague pit and the quirky Wellcome Collection.

We will meet our Blue Badge Guide when we arrive in London (approx. 12 noon) and will start with a pub lunch, included in the price, in Smithfields - fish & chips or a vegetarian alternative followed by tea or coffee - after which we will commence the tour. There will be some walking but no more than 800 metres in total and our coach will transport us between venues.

We will end the tour visiting the Wellcome Collection - reputed to be one of the quirkiest private collections in London. Here there is a bookshop and a beautiful cafe where you can buy refreshment before heading for home at about 6.15 pm.
Sat Mar 16th ‘DANCE THOSE MAGICAL MUSICALS’ - ANTON & ERIN at the ANVIL THEATRE, BASINGSTOKE

We have obtained good seats in the centre stalls at a reduced, group rate for this show-stopping dance production by Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag which is beginning a major tour of the UK in 2019.

The nation’s favourite ballroom couple present a world where Ballroom meets Musical Theatre with stunning costumes and breath-taking choreography, set to iconic theatrical music from shows including Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, 42nd Street, Wicked and many more.

Joining Anton and Erin will be the London Concert Orchestra, a sensational West End dance ensemble and the brilliant star vocalist, Lance Ellington. Commenting on ‘Dance Those Magical Musicals’ Anton Du Beke said, ‘Get ready for West End live on the dancefloor! Expect fabulous dancing, music and song.’