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Thursday 28th May 7:30pm

An Evening With Vanessa Whitburn

Come and spend an evening with the longest running editor of any soap opera in the world!  Vanessa Whitburn was Editor of The Archers for 23 years.  She retired in 2013 after a distinguished career in both radio and television drama.  Headline grabbing stories during her time as Editor included Brian Aldridge’s affair with Siobhan, Ed Grundy’s fathering of Emma’s child while she was about to marry his brother Will – the press called this story ‘Who’s the Daddy?’, the imprisonment of Susan Carter for helping her brother escape from a prison van and the death of Nigel Pargetter.

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Friday 29th May 7:30pm

Summer Show @ The Poly

This summer night is packed full of talented musicians and digital media students from Falmouth University.  With performances from The Chorus Choir, Pumped Up Kids, Charlie Carter, Last Cigarettes, Chloe Dea, Tinkerbell and The Lost Boys, and many more, this is a ‘not-to-be-missed’ night!  The only thing that is cheap about the evening is the ticket price.


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Saturday 30th May 7:00pm

Salon Du Cinema: The Oldest Sport

Come and join us for a Salon dedicated to the games played between the sexes.

The evening will be hosted by a classy Scary Little Girl, and on arrival you will be offered a tangy Cocktail to get you in the mood for a feisty night ahead.

The evening will include:

songs by Kate Bush, Kirsty Maccoll and Dolly Parton played on the uke-a-lady!;

“I wear MY sort of clothes…..” Katherine Hepburn, Hollywood and the feminised suit’ a short talk by Dr Kate Strasdin, Senior lecturer in Histories & Theories of Fashion Design, Fashion & Textiles Institute, Falmouth University;

readings from authors who have entered the fray in the battle between the sexes, such as Virginia Wolf, Joanna Russ and Angela Carter;

screening of the Katherine Hepburn classic 1949 comedy Adam’s Rib.


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Monday 1st June - Tuesday 2nd June


Dir: Christian Petzold – GERMANY/POLAND – 98mins (12A) (sub-titled)

June, 1945. Badly injured, her face destroyed, Auschwitz survivor Nelly returns to her hometown, Berlin. She is accompanied by Lene, an employee of a Jewish agency and Nelly’s friend from the pre-war days. Having barely recovered from facial surgery, Nelly ignores Lene’s warnings and sets out to find her husband, Johnny – the love of her life.


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Tuesday 2nd June 7:45pm

Fashion and Fancy in Regency England


A Local History Talk Brought to you by Falmouth History Archive

An opportunity to explore Regency clothing and society with period costume historian and seamstress, Nichola Butland of Lyrebird.



Spring Gallery

Friday 8th May - Saturday 30th May

Howard Spring

This exhibition celebrating  the life of Howard Spring has been curated by the Falmouth History Archive

Howard Spring was a bestselling author who spent much of his life in Falmouth and was chairman of the Royal Cornwall P
olytechnic Society from 1953-1962.  During his time, he had a major influence on the post war development and continued success of the RCPS.  


Tuesday 9th June - Monday 15th June

Amen / Omen: Laura Menzies and Jim Carter

Laura Menzies and Jim Carter present a joint exhibition of painting and sculpture concerned with omens and their relationship with transformative processes.

Laura Menzies’ work operates as a personal register of marks formed from constructs of memory, emotion and indirect references to place. Her paintings  suggest a world that we all encounter visually or sensationally, and are imbued with a strong sense of time, depth and ambiguity.


Tuesday 16th June - Monday 29th June

Paul and Taz Jowett

Paul is a woodturner on The Register of Professional Woodturners and a member of the Made in Cornwall scheme. Working with mostly locally sourced native timbers to create one off pieces. Inspiration comes from seeing the grain in the timber and using it to its best effect, also from ancient and modern ceramics.

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