The Poly

24 Church St, Falmouth : 01326 319461
The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

More information 25 March
Monday
07:30pm

Boy Erased

FILMS: Boy Erased tells the courageous, true story of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe).

More information 28 March
Thursday
07:30pm

Bud, The Fisherman's Tale, and other excerpts

THEATRE: Bud reminisces about his love, Myrna. Bud racks his brain about their tumultuous relationship. He remembers. Recalls. Relives. He tells the tale of his marriage to Myrna. Bud speaks of the "L'il acid drops scorchin' holes in the starched napkin of our marriage" as his anxiety and melancholy rises to a bleak conclusion.

More information 29 March
Friday
07:30pm

The Countrymen

MUSIC: Six middle-aged musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as some original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, they love their county with a passion.

More information 30 March
Saturday
07:30pm

Scary Little Girls: Salon du Chocolat

THEATRE: This intimate storytelling salon celebrates the relationship between cocoa nibs and forbidden literature…Combining mouth watering chocolate treats with tales of the secret, banned and scandalous from authors such as Lord Byron, Mae West, Angela Carter and Joanne Harris.

More information 1 April
Monday
07:30pm

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

FILMS: Oscar® nominee Melissa McCarthy forges a magnificent performance in this shaggy, melancholic true story of the best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel, who found an unlikely new source of income as a literary forger.

More information 2 April
Tuesday
10:30am

Poly Parents: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

FILMS: POLY PARENTS: We believe that mums and dads shouldn't have to miss out on great cinema, which is why we are now offering special daytime screenings just for them. Bring your under 3 for free and we'll create a friendly, half-lit and low sound atmosphere to keep them calm while you enjoy the film.

More information 2 April
Tuesday
07:45pm

Shark Tales from the Conservation Front Line

TALKS: A double-bill of talks from Colin Speedie, Conservationist/Author and Paul Cox, Director of the Shark Trust.

More information 3 April
Wednesday
10:00am

Poly Potter: Drop In Sessions

WORKSHOPS: These sessions are perfect for established ceramicists and artists who’d like to access workshop facilities and equipment. Clay is available to purchase, and we also have a kiln service available. Not suitable for beginners, as they are not taught sessions, but our master potter will be on hand for advising.

More information 3 April
Wednesday
07:30pm

The More You Ignore Me with Q&A

FILMS: Recently nominated for BEST COMEDY at the National Film Awards 2019, The More You Ignore Me is both a poignant and darkly funny coming-of-age story of dysfunctional family life in 1980’s rural England: Gina (Sheridan Smith) whose efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined by her declining mental health and her growing obsession with the local weatherman and Alice (Ella Hunt) her daughter, who struggles to relate to her mum. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Keith English.

More information 5 April
Friday
06:30pm

Smales Lecture: the future of Cornwall’s Creative Economy

TALKS: The Paul Smales lecture is the Poly's annual lecture focusing on a Cornish theme, and commemorating a man who made a great contribution to many Cornish institutions, and was a friend of this Society. The evening will focus on the future of Cornwall's creative sector, which currently makes up over 10% of Cornish employment and economic activity. Join us from 6:30pm for a drinks reception to network and connect with others in the industry.

More information 6 April
Saturday
01:00pm

Piano Recital // Marcelo Montes

MUSIC: Marcelo’s playing is both exhilaratingly close to the edge and elegantly tender; his repertoire includes Bach, Chopin and Rachmaninoff as well as some of his own compositions and those of Eric Satie.

More information 8 April
Monday
07:30pm

Colette

FILMS: Keira Knightley gives a career-best performance as groundbreaking French novelist Colette. Set against the raucous, creative backdrop of Paris, Colette agrees to ghostwrite novels for her husband, who basks in the glory of their success. Proven to be uniquely talented Colette is inspired to fight for creative ownership of her work and become the feminist trailblazer who shined a light for future generations.

More information 9 April
Tuesday
11:00am

Kids' Pottery Workshop: Make Your Own Eggcup

WORKSHOPS: A perfect Easter holiday activity, kids can learn how to make their own egg cups from clay and decorate their mini masterpieces in this fun workshop! These one-hour creative workshops are suitable for kids aged 4 to 12, and we’ll provide all the materials they need. Their work will be fired on our pottery kiln and ready to collect by the 7th of May – ideal for eggs and soldiers!

More information 9 April
Tuesday
02:00pm

Kids' Pottery Workshop: Make Your Own Eggcup

WORKSHOPS: A perfect Easter holiday activity, kids can learn how to make their own egg cups from clay and decorate their mini masterpieces in this fun workshop! These one-hour creative workshops are suitable for kids aged 4 to 12, and we’ll provide all the materials they need. Their work will be fired on our pottery kiln and ready to collect by the 7th of May – ideal for eggs and soldiers!

More information 9 April
Tuesday
07:30pm

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

FILMS: Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is an inventive documentary that investigates the extraordinary life of the mystery man beneath the papier-mâché head of cult British comedy figure Frank Sidebottom. The debut feature documentary of Steve Sullivan, the film is the finest showcase of how sometimes the truth is arguably stranger – and definitely more twisted – than fiction.

More information 9 April
Tuesday
07:45pm

5 Duels That Actually Happened!

TALKS: Duelling, a most ancient and traditional way of settling disputes, be it over honour, wealth, love or something more unusual... Now is your chance to discover a series of unique duels from across time – hear the stories behind them, learn about the weapons that were used … and the ultimate results.

More information 10 April
Wednesday
07:30pm

Malcolm is a Little Unwell with Q&A

FILMS: 'Malcolm is a Little Unwell' chronicles the descent into madness of award-winning foreign correspondent Malcolm Brabant after he receives a routine yellow fever vaccine required for an assignment in Africa. He begins hallucinating and starts to believe he is the new Messiah, being directed by the ghosts of dead friends who, like him, covered the siege of Sarajevo.

More information 11 April
Thursday
02:00pm

Suitcase Stories with Gary Cordingley

THEATRE: This Easter holiday, come and hear some tales with storyteller Gary Cordingley, and then help make up a brand new story with the help of an old leather suitcase and its intriguing contents!

More information 12 April
Friday
08:00pm

Middle-Weight Theatre // amendments: A Play on Words

THEATRE: John Chesterton works in a world where political correctness is paramount. Fear of offending an increasingly sensitive populous is widespread, and any language deemed inappropriate or discriminatory is strictly forbidden to the company's "no" list. Rapidly, words vanish and phraseology begins to disappear from people's vocabulary, and while all around him conform, John seems to be the only one asking: if this censoring continues, will he soon be inhabiting a world where there is nothing left to say?

More information 15 April
Monday
07:30pm

A Private War

FILMS: Marie Colvin, widely recognised by the eye patch she sported, is a woman driven to truth. She wants the world to know how ordinary people are affected by decisions made by people in power; an inclination so strong she is willing to risk everything and report fearlessly from some of the most brutal and terrifying war zones on Earth. The trauma of what she has witnessed begins to take its toll, and with it her life back home in London starts to unravel – but as the injustice continues, the pull towards the conflict grows ever stronger.

More information 16 April
Tuesday
02:00pm

Kids' Pottery Workshop: Make Your Own Eggcup

WORKSHOPS: A perfect Easter holiday activity, kids can learn how to make their own egg cups from clay and decorate their mini masterpieces in this fun workshop! These one-hour creative workshops are suitable for kids aged 4 to 12, and we’ll provide all the materials they need. Their work will be fired on our pottery kiln and ready to collect by the 7th of May – ideal for eggs and soldiers!

More information 16 April
Tuesday
07:45pm

Falmouth History Archive: The Arwenack Archives - Lost & Found

TALKS: It is not widely realised that from the 17th century to the mid-20th century a huge collection of unique papers relating to Falmouth's history were stored at the Steward's office at Arwenack Manor. Within living memory, the entire collection was broken up and these irreplaceable items were scattered to the four winds. For the last 12 years Tom Weller has been trying to track down the missing estate papers. This is a talk about how he went on the search, what he has found and what is still missing.

17 April
Wednesday
10:30am

The Poly Death Cafe

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: An opportunity to gather together to share our experiences, thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears around death and dying in a safe supportive place. We warmly welcome you to meet with us on the 3rd Wednesday morning of each month from 10.30am- 12.30pm in The Poly bar/cafe.

More information 18 April
Thursday
07:30pm

Capernaum

FILMS: Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes (and nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars), this heartbreaking and defiant film tells the story of a poverty stricken Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the crime of giving him life.

More information 19 April
Friday
11:00am

Sir John and His Dragon

THEATRE: Join Sir John and his faithful servant as they recount the tale of how a dragon came to live with them! A storytelling show for children and families, with a sword-waving knight, a mythical creature and a coconut or two.

More information 19 April
Friday
07:30pm

Jazz at the Poly: Iain Ballamy with the Matt Johns Trio

MUSIC: Iain Bellamy is internationally recognised as Saxophonist and composer. Listed in the BBC’s publication of the ‘100 Jazz greats’ his work is contemporary with both strong jazz and classical references and yet un-encumbered by formality and tradition. He has been described variously as urbane, original, melodic, freethinking and uncompromising.

More information 20 April
Saturday
07:30pm

Sharkwater Extinction

FILMS: Building on the research, passion, and sometimes daredevil first-person investigative work of 2006's Sharkwater, Sharkwater Extinction updates and expands on the fight by Stewart and others to halt the hunting of sharks, which are often killed just for their fins.

More information 22 April
Monday
07:30pm

Maiden

FILMS: This rousing, feminist adventure documentary chronicles the epic journey of Tracy Edwards – a woman who dared to make waves and become the skipper of the first all-female sailing crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race.

25 April
Thursday
07:00pm

Cornish Slates Vol. II

FILMS: The first Cornish Slates event was such a roaring success that we’re doing it all again. A chance for new and emerging filmmakers to show Cornish work on a big screen, meet like-minded creators and discuss future projects. Whether you have some work that you'd like to share or want to see what Cornish filmmakers are currently producing, come along to this FREE event.

More information 27 April
Saturday
07:30pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

FILMS: I see you shiver, with antici...pation! Indulge in the raunchiness of Rocky Horror in a night of frolics, fishnets and Frank-N-Furter. But that's not all... expect to be really and truly debauched by the accompanied LIVE FLOOR SHOW - your favourite characters going through all the best musical numbers on stage.

More information 29 April
Monday
07:30pm

All is True

FILMS: The year is 1613. Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. Disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and a devastated Shakespeare returns to Stratford to face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

More information 2 May
Thursday
07:30pm

Ray & Liz

FILMS: Celebrated British photographer Richard Billingham’s BAFTA nominated kitchen sink drama is an intricate family portrait inspired in part by his own memories and his successful series of candid photographs depicting his family in their council flat outside Birmingham during the Thatcher era.

More information 3 May
Friday
07:30pm

Spencer James

MUSIC: Spencer James has seen phenomenal success in his 32 years as the lead vocalist and guitarist with the sixties legends The Searchers. The band performed in just about every prestigious gig in the world including Wembley Stadium (with Sir Cliff Richard), National Indoor Arena (millennium New Year with Sir Cliff), London Palladium, Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Gardens and tours have included: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, U.S.A. Canada,The Falkland islands, Europe, Middle East, and even did shows in “Las Vegas” and so many more around the world.

More information 4 May
Saturday
04:00pm

Happy as Lazzaro

FILMS: Lazzaro is a peasant boy whose sweet nature - happily doing the bidding of anyone in his local village - finds people mistaking him as not very bright. The village is ruled over by the Cruella-esque Marchesa, and Lazzaro finds an unlikely friend in her petulant son Tancredi, who convinces his hapless ally to help him stage a kidnapping to secure a ransom...

More information 4 May
Saturday
07:30pm

Us

FILMS: Jordan Peele follows up his Oscar®-winning hit Get Out with his latest horror, one of the most anticipated films of the year. Us focuses on the Wilson family (parents, played by Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, and their two children), who are holidaying at a Northern Californian beach house when they start to become terrorised by what seem to be evil doppelgängers of themselves...

More information 6 May
Monday
07:30pm

On the Basis of Sex

FILMS: Inspired by the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones), On the Basis of Sex tells the story of a young Ruth as she takes on her first ground-breaking case.

More information 7 May
Tuesday
10:30am

Poly Parents: On The Basis of Sex

FILMS: POLY PARENTS: We believe that mums and dads shouldn't have to miss out on great cinema, which is why we are now offering special daytime screenings just for them. Bring your under 3 for free and we'll create a friendly, half-lit and low sound atmosphere to keep them calm while you enjoy the film.

More information 7 May
Tuesday
02:30pm

Women and Cornwall in the eighteenth century

TALKS: Women in eighteenth century Cornwall participated in a wide range of activities. This talk focuses mainly on women in Falmouth and identifies women in Cornwall who were writers, artists, merchants, traders, or mine-owners. Cornish women participated in politics including abolition of the slave trade.

More information 8 May
Wednesday
07:00pm

Seed SistAs Sensory Herbal Handbook Launch

FILMS: Many of the plants growing abundantly around us as ‘weeds’ are an amazing source of medicine that can support us in building resilient good health. Celebrating the launch of the Seed SistAs’ Sensory Herb Handbook, artist Belle Benfield is bringing you an evening of herbal delights.

More information 9 May
Thursday
07:30pm

Benjamin

FILMS: Comedian and writer Simon Amstell brings us his hilarious and heartfelt feature debut about a young filmmaker thrown into emotional turmoil by a flourishing romance and the premiere of his second feature film.

More information 10 May
Friday
07:30pm

The Schmoozenbergs

MUSIC: Conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with the energy of a campfire jam session, The Schmoozenbergs bring bouncy rhythms, jaunty melodies and their own little bit of special sauce to create a heart-warming, hip-swinging sound.

More information 11 May
Saturday
07:30pm

Edd Bateman's West African Love Affair: Diamonds, Gold and Mobile Phones

MUSIC: From Senegal to London, ‘Diamonds, Gold & Mobile Phones’ is the second, self-produced album by Edd Bateman’s West African Love Affair, this time recorded in the troubled Casamance region of Senegal. This evening will be a celebration of the vibrant percussive and melodic complexity of traditional African music, subtly fused with contemporary electronica.

More information 13 May
Monday
07:30pm

The Kindergarten Teacher

FILMS: Lisa is fed up with her career, her oblivious husband, and teenage kids. When she discovers a young child in her class may be a poetic prodigy (not to mention a ticket out of her mundane life), she is convinced his is a once-in-a-generation talent, and becomes obsessed to do whatever it takes to help it grow - even if it destroys her life...

15 May
Wednesday
10:30am

The Poly Death Cafe

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: An opportunity to gather together to share our experiences, thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears around death and dying in a safe supportive place. We warmly welcome you to meet with us on the 3rd Wednesday morning of each month from 10.30am- 12.30pm in The Poly bar/cafe.

More information 15 May
Wednesday
07:30pm

Tunde Jegede // NEW WORLDS: Visions of a Traveller

MUSIC: New Worlds: Visions of a Traveller is a musical theatre show that follows the journey of two legendary travellers, from two very different epochs of history; DH Lawrence in Mexico and Ibn Battuta in Medieval Africa. They were both unique in their alternative perspectives and discourses and the way they challenge the mainstream historical interpretation of travel, discovery and connections between ‘old’ and ‘new’ civilisations. Weaving the narrative of these two travellers with multimedia visuals, the show is a meeting of worlds. It is a journey through time from the Pre-Columbian music of South America to the medieval Malian Royal Court music of the griots and the kora.

More information 16 May
Thursday
07:30pm

Trifle Gathering: Endless featuring N: Dless

THEATRE: Live music, comedy, pop videos and documentary interviews collide to bring you a tale of (very little) sex, (a smattering of) drugs and the unexpected phobias from a life of rock and roll. It’s not Spinal Tap, Top of the Pops or the Bros Documentary but if you liked those you might like this and even if you didn’t like those you still might like this. Join Trifle Gathering Productions for this funny, and occasionally moving, coming of middle age music documentary for the stage … their bravest theatre show to date.

More information 20 May
Monday
07:30pm

The Sisters Brothers

FILMS: John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix star in Jacques Audiard’s (A Prophet, Rust and Bone, Dheepan) English language debut, a subtle and darkly funny Western about the adventures of two brothers sent to kill a prospector accused of stealing from a crime boss.

More information 23 May
Thursday
07:30pm

FECCLES: Almost, Maine

THEATRE: The Northern Lights are blazing above the snowy town of Almost, Maine. Under the night sky, the inhabitants of Almost are falling and out of love in magical ways. Join us in Almost for FECCLES Drama's rendition of John Cariani's famously sweet anthology play.

More information 27 May
Monday
07:30pm

The White Crow

FILMS: Dance perfection meets political defection in director Ralph Fiennes’ intoxicating account of the young life of Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War.

More information 29 May
Wednesday
03:00pm

Science Adventures

THEATRE: In their top secret lab, the science fictionaries are trying to create the Ultimate Book of Science Stories! They are searching for the fizziest, flashiest, most marvellous science adventures, using experiments to make sure only the top tales make it into the Ultimate Book!

More information 30 May
Thursday
07:30pm

Thomas Bowes // Bach Pilgrimage 2019

MUSIC: Thomas Bowes is one of the UK’s most versatile and accomplished violinists – as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and artistic director. His concerto appearances in the UK, Germany and the USA have included highly praised performances of the concertos of Elgar, Britten, Szymanowski and Walton.

More information 31 May
Friday
07:30pm

Eighth Grade

FILMS: Making his feature-film debut, writer/director Bo Burnham delivers a keenly observed and achingly funny portrait of the insecurities and absurdities of being 13 in a world where one’s private experience is lived publicly online. While Eighth Grade depicts the seeming impossibility of making it through middle school alive, it also celebrates the debut of its star, Elsie Fisher, whose dynamic portrayal feels both incredibly specific and heartbreakingly universal.

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Truly local crafts including jewellery, ceramics, glass and prints at The Poly Guild.

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Come for a pre-show drink in our new bar, with wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Open 30 minutes before each performance and for interval drinks.

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More FilmsFilms // Coming up

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25 March
Monday
7:30pm

Boy Erased

Boy Erased tells the courageous, true story of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe).

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More ComedyComedy // Coming up

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17 May
Friday
8:00pm

The Adam Riches Experience

THE ADAM RICHES EXPERIENCE Enjoy a unique show of off the wall, absurd and downright hilarious live comedy from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Adam Riches.

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More MusicMusic // Coming up

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29 March
Friday
7:30pm

The Countrymen

Six middle-aged musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as some original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, they love their county with a passion.

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More TheatreTheatre // Coming up

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28 March
Thursday
7:30pm

Bud, The Fisherman's Tale, and other excerpts

Bud reminisces about his love, Myrna. Bud racks his brain about their tumultuous relationship. He remembers. Recalls. Relives. He tells the tale of his marriage to Myrna. Bud speaks of the "L'il acid drops scorchin' holes in the starched napkin of our marriage" as his anxiety and melancholy rises to a bleak conclusion.

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More ExhibitionsExhibitions // Coming up

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27 March
Wednesday
10:00am

Art by Games Artists

The Games Academy at Falmouth University brings students together into multi-disciplinary teams to make games. Artists play a core role in making games but mainly their work is only seen in games or in the adverts for them. This exhibition is made up of work from across our game artists, some specialise in 3D and others in 2D; some are character artists, others concept and environment artists. We think you may be surprised by the scope of the work. Image credit: Undergrowth by Tanuki Tech

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More TalksTalks // Coming up

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2 April
Tuesday
7:45pm

Shark Tales from the Conservation Front Line

A double-bill of talks from Colin Speedie, Conservationist/Author and Paul Cox, Director of the Shark Trust.

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More WorkshopsWorkshops // Coming up

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3 April
Wednesday
10:00am

Poly Potter: Drop In Sessions

These sessions are perfect for established ceramicists and artists who’d like to access workshop facilities and equipment. Clay is available to purchase, and we also have a kiln service available. Not suitable for beginners, as they are not taught sessions, but our master potter will be on hand for advising.

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More Community ActivitiesCommunity Activities // Coming up

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17 April
Wednesday
10:30am

The Poly Death Cafe

An opportunity to gather together to share our experiences, thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears around death and dying in a safe supportive place. We warmly welcome you to meet with us on the 3rd Wednesday morning of each month from 10.30am- 12.30pm in The Poly bar/cafe.

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