Are you looking to take up new crafts or challenge yourself to see new theatre or film as your resolution for 2016? The New Year is a chance to try new things so why not have a look at some of the new shows, courses and workshops we offer…
Next year we will once again be showing a wide range of new releases and blockbuster classics in their seasonal film programme. From Colin Farrell’s performance in the eccentric film The Lobster to Eddie Redmayne’s stunning performance in The Danish Girl, film maltings features the films tipped for success in the awards season.
Also new for this season, we introduce Cine Club, our new programme of films and documentaries which explore a particular theme which changes every season. For our first season, we link up with the BFI’s nationwide project, THE TIME IS NOW, to explore and celebrate the role women have played in affecting change over the last century.
Have a look at our article, film maltings: Spring 2016 highlights to get a full overview of what film maltings is offering in spring 2016.
Our alternative cinema programme for spring 2016 is jam packed with screenings, filmed live from across the world.
We also feature new productions from Globe on Screen and NT Live in our theatre listings and in Dance, the Royal Ballet present two productions including one of the greatest romantic ballets, Giselle.
Our theatre maltings programme continues to grow every season and in the Spring we look to explore some of the best contemporary theatre around at the moment as well as develop our home-grown talent.
With pieces which explore powerful topics in sometimes emotional and sometimes humorous ways we will continue to run our post show Q&A sessions with actors and directors so the audience can impart their take on the piece and share their stories.
Our first production is the Shakespearean classic, Henry V told in a revolutionary new way by Merely Theatre. Every production is guaranteed to be different as the ten young, talented actors do not decide on which character they will play until it is drawn from a hat at the start of the play!
Our children’s theatre programme has its usual mix of beautiful storytelling, classic fairytales and incredible puppetry which are perfect for children aged 3+ and their parents. With pirates, Vikings and fluffy monsters it is a great introduction to theatre. Don’t forget you can save 50p on every ticket when you book to see 3 shows or more.
For slightly older kids (7-12yrs) and new to this season, following its summer holiday run at the National Theatre, comes the space adventure which is part theatre, part real life board game, Ground Control.
Here’s the situation: in 1974, a manned mission was sent into space to look for inhabitable planets. Now, in present day, the sensors aboard Shuttle X27-40 indicate that it may have found just such a planet. The three astronauts on board are about to be woken from their hypersleep, and they are going to need to know how to go about setting things up.
Sorry parents, no adults allowed to that one!
Are you thinking of taking up something arty or crafty as a new year’s resolution? If so, we have a full range of one day and series workshops for adults and children.
Whether it’s stitching to photography, cake decorating to wine tasting there really is something for everyone!
One of our new series workshops is with designer and illustrator Katherine Trigg where she will lead you through a painting process over 6 weeks From first idea to finished canvas.
You can see the full list of what’s available on our workshop programme page.
spring craft festivals
Quilting Fabric Sale
Sun 17 January, 10am-4pm
We’re very excited to be running our own Quilter’s Fair for the first time this year having taken over from the previous organisers after 18 successful years.
Come along to our fabric sale extravaganza for all your quilting needs with lots of local guilds exhibiting, selling and swapping top tips.
unravel… a festival of knitting
Fri 19 – Sun 21 February
£7 adv. day tickets
Our annual knitting and crochet festival features over 80 contemporary exhibitors as well as knitting exhibitions, talks and workshops.
The Museum of Farnham is a treasure trove of fascinating history from this beautiful town, hidden in plain sight up on West Street.
As well as the permanent exhibitions which explore the town’s history through its hopping, craft and transport heritage, the museum also displays one annual and 3 seasonal exhibitions.
This year’s annual exhibition which opens on Tue 26 January is the incredible and ultimately tragic story of 2 local men David Johnstone and John Hoare who set off to row the Atlantic in their little boat, The Puffin, 50 years ago.
Also, the museum runs a great children’s club once a month which this season explores the inventors and scientists from Farnham’s past and their impact on the world up to this day. Call the museum on 01252 715094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.