Set on a beautiful and private 30 acre estate, Challenge Chaser Retreat is where health meets fitness and fitness meets relaxation.
Dr Andrew Roberts (East 1976 - 1981) is a Visiting Professor at the War Studies Department of King's College, London, and the author of 13 books, including Eminent Churchillians, Hitler and Churchill, A History of the English-speaking Peoples Since 1900 and The Storm of War. Since the last major biography of Churchill, forty-one sets of papers have been deposited at the Churchill Archives in Cambridge, and The Queen has allowed Roberts to be the first Churchill biographer to research her father King George VI's diary records of Churchill's weekly audiences with him during the Second World War. So there is a lot more to say about Churchill. Ticket price: £10 and includes bowlfood and drinks.
Superb mezzo-soprano Chloë Allison (OC) a former Music Scholar at Cranleigh makes a welcome return to the Concert Series. Chloë presents a truly Romantic program of songs from the late 19th century that makes a vivid exploration of the depths and extremes of human emotion. Songs for the unusual but richly expressive combination of mezzo and viola will be paired with one of Wagner's most famous non-operatic works, his Wesendonck Lieder. Written at the same time as Tristan and Isolde, they express the same longing in love, and anguished desperation in the face of death. Tickets: £12 (£9 concessions)
Formed in 2012, 'Trifarious' has established a reputation as a forward thinking and innovative ensemble committed to the championing of new music and developing the next generation of young composers. At their disposal are the five sound-worlds of clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola and piano in any combination and recent commissions include works by award-winning composers Edmund Jolliffe and Barbara Thompson MBE (ITV's 'A Touch of Frost'). The trio will be premiering a new work by Stephen Goss at the Guildford International Festival 2019. Recent concert highlights include performances at the International Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and The Bilbao Festival, as well as performances throughout the UK. The ensemble's commitment to education has included a recent new collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music presenting composition and performance workshops with students from both the junior and senior departments. In 2017 Trifarious hosted workshops with the composition students at the University of Surrey, as well as adjudicating their annual composition awards. The trio have been working with Cranleigh's A-Level Composition students this academic year and the results of this collaboration will be performed as part of their programme. Tickets: £12 (£9 concessions)
Mozart's final work, a mighty 'Mass for the Dead', anonymously comissioned and left unfinished at his own untimely death at the age of 35, has long been a source of fascination and is one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire. Here it is beautifully complimented by Jonathan Willcocks' contemporary setting of 'Eternal Light', written for the eightieth anniversary of the 'war to end all wars'. A powerful and thought-provoking work, it includes musical settings of texts from the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, Laurence Hausman and Hindu scripture in its earnest appeal for a wold free from war. Tickets: £16 (£13 concessions)
With ten years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity. A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results. So whether you fancy some Rodgers and Hammerstein set on a ferris wheel or a little Sondheim on Mount Everest - you suggest it and the Showstoppers will sing it! Drinks will be served from 7.00pm and wine and cheese during the interval - an ideal evening to get a group of friends together! Tickets: £20 (£16 concessions)
Rob Pile, 1 Brassington Gardens, Withington, Cheltenham GL54 4DG
01242 890571 (h) 07976 257010 (m)
The Old Cranleighan Rifle Club is open to members of the OC Society who, in turn are former pupils or former members of Common Room at Cranleigh School. In its present form, the Club was founded in April 1937 and, apart from the years of the Second World War, has remained active ever since.
We are actively seeking new members to join the Club for the 2017 season. Whether you shot with the CCF when you were at the School, or maybe tried shooting while at University, or even if you’ve never shot before, you’ll be made very welcome (and no doubt bought a drink in the SRA bar after the shoot). Rifle shooting is also one of the very few (competitive) sports where men and women compete on completely equal terms. We can provide all necessary coaching and equipment for the beginner, and can advise what kit you might want to consider buying first if you decide that this is a sport you want to take further. If this sounds of interest then please contact Rob Pile via email (email@example.com) or on 07976 257010.
Despite the “closed” nature of its catchment constituency, the Club is an entirely properly regulated rifle club within the terms that prevail in the United Kingdom: it has Home Office approval and is affiliated to The National Rifle Association, the governing body for the shooting discipline it mainly pursues. It is also affiliated to the Surrey Rifle Association at Bisley Camp which it uses as its headquarters.
Very predominately, the type of shooting involved makes use of weapons to NRA Target Rifle specification with 7.62 mm calibre ammunition and at ranges from 300 yards to 1000 yards. This all takes place at the NRA Ranges at Bisley Camp. Sometimes we challenge the School Smallbore (.22″ cal.) Team at Cranleigh. The Shooting Committee arranges a programme of fixtures for the summer season each year. The events include a mix of practice shoots, team matches and individual competitions and, in accordance with the basis of the Club’s foundation, an entry for at least one team in the Schools Veterans Competition in the NRA Imperial Meeting. The Club may also be invited to take part in events organised by the Surrey Rifle Association. The Club encourages members to take part in other competitions open to them, particularly the NRA Imperial Meeting.
Alex Blundell Jones, Garden Cottage, 92 The Street, Guildford GU3 1AU
07872 178244 (m)
The OC Media Society was established in 2010 with the aim of creating a platform that will aid OCs in the highly competitive media industry. In 2013 the name was changed to become the OC TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications) Society.
The key objectives of the society are to create an environment that will facilitate networking opportunities between members in an informal environment and also provide opportunities for recent graduates interested in a career in the media to meet experienced media professionals. As the media industry continues to rapidly evolve, the society is open to professionals of all media platforms, be it digital media, television, film, advertising, radio or the printed word.
The society hosts regular events roughly 1-2 times a year which will involve talks from influential OC’s working in the media and opportunities for all members to mix and network.
The success of the society inevitably depends on the effort and ideas that the members are willing put in to the society, and as a result, the society has a burgeoning online community on LinkedIn, which provides good opportunities for members to get in contact with other OC’s. This group page is also a very useful opportunity for members to post job and internship opportunities. The group can be found at http://linkd.in/ocmedia.
If you are interested in joining the society, please get in contact with Alex Blundell, Duncan Miller or James Washer at firstname.lastname@example.org.