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
Mon Nov 18th TUTANKHAMUN EXHIBITION SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON

‘Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh’ celebrates the centenary of Howard Carter’s discovery of the boy king’s tomb. The priceless treasures are making a final visit to London before returning to Cairo to be housed in the new Grand Egyptian Museum. More than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb are included, with 60 of them on their first journey outside Egypt.

The exhibition focuses on interpreting the significance and meaning of the king’s burial items. Through nine immersive galleries that incorporate digital content, contextual material, audio and custom soundscapes, you will follow Tutankhamun’s passage into everlasting life, discovering how his funerary objects were used on the perilous journey.

We should arrive in London with plenty of time to buy lunch in one of the many restaurants/pubs along or near to King’s Road. We have tickets for entry at 1-30pm to the exhibition where you may spend as much time as you wish. There is a café in the gallery where you might like a cup of tea before we head for home at 4pm.
Thu Nov 28th WHITE CHRISTMAS (MUSICAL) - DOMINION THEATRE, TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD

Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’ (the musical) opens in November at the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road and tickets have been reserved for the matinee performance at 2.30pm on 28 November.

We will leave Cranleigh mid-morning arriving in London with plenty of time for you to enjoy some lunch before going into the theatre.

We anticipate leaving London around 5.30pm to return to Cranleigh early evening.
Fri Jan 3rd 2020 PERFORMANCE OF “SLEEPING BEAUTY” AT THE CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE

We have obtained very good seats for the matinee performance of “Sleeping Beauty” performed by the Moscow City Ballet. The performance starts at 2.30pm which will leave us time to buy lunch or a snack beforehand in one of the three food outlets at the theatre.

Moscow City Ballet return to Chichester Festival Theatre with their stunning production of The Sleeping Beauty. Presented in classic Russian style with full orchestra, the ballet is an unmissable climax to the festive season.

The enchanting and romantic story of The Sleeping Beauty inspired Tchaikovsky to write some of his most glorious music, and the ballet has captivated audiences for well over a century. Featuring the delicate Princess Aurora, her gallant Prince, wicked Carabosse, the beautiful Lilac Fairy and a host of fairy-tale characters, this is a truly magical production.
Wed Jan 22nd 2020 FINDERS KEEPERS” AT ARUNDEL

Something different! Join us for a bit of fun to cheer up a January day! Finders Keepers is an entertaining antique hunting game with antique expert Karen Dalmeny, a regular on TVs Real Deal and Secret Dealers. We will head for an Arundel pub and over morning coffee at 10.30am you will be given a game briefing, lots of tips on spotting treasures, how to haggle and a ten pound note.

You will then set off to shop for an antique, returning to the pub for a two course lunch at 1.00pm. Over lunch and after coffee your purchases will be judged, giving you information about your item and its value. The winner for the best item, chosen for most quirky, unusual or potential profit will receive a trophy and everyone will keep their purchase. We will leave for Cranleigh at 3.30pm

The day includes: morning coffee, two course lunch with coffee, a crisp ten pound note to make your purchases and expert advice.
Sun Feb 9th 2020 ‘ROUVALI CONDUCTS RUSSIAN CLASSICS’ AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

Why not join us for a Sunday afternoon of beautiful music at the Royal Festival Hall. We have obtained excellent seats in the stalls for this concert of Russian classics performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra with pianist Behzod Abduraimov and conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali (recently appointed as the next Principal Conductor of the Philharmonic).

The programme begins with the Overture to Prince Igor by Borodin, followed by Prokofiev’s Symphony no. 5. The concert finishes with the well-loved Piano Concerto no. 2 by Rachmaninoff.

If you are not a music lover but would like to spend Sunday afternoon in London then why not apply for the coach journey as we would be glad to fill the coach if there aren’t enough concert goers.