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The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

More information 23 January
Wednesday
07:30pm

Clueless with discussion

FILMS: The Cinematologists return to The Poly again in their guise as the official podcast of the BFI’s Comedy Genius season. They follow their screening of Duck Soup back in November, an event which drew both exhilarated and heated debate from the audience, with a screening of Amy Heckerling’s iconic 1995 Jane Austen reimagining Clueless.

More information 25 January
Friday
07:00pm

Event Cinema // A Woman of No Importance

FILMS: An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

26 January
Saturday
01:00pm

POSTPONED - Piano Recital // Marcelo Montes

MUSIC: Unfortunately this recital is being postponed due to unexpected circumstances, and will hopefully be rescheduled for April. If you have purchased a ticket, please contact our box office at 01326 319461 to organise a refund.

More information 26 January
Saturday
07:30pm

Standard Adventure: Jason Rebello Trio featuring Yuri Goloubev

MUSIC: Jason Rebello is already one of the UK’s jazz piano legends. He has collaborated with some of the worlds greatest musicians, including Wayne Shorter, Sting, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel. As a band-leader, he has released seven critically acclaimed albums, as well as the award winning solo piano album Held in 2016.

More information 28 January
Monday
07:30pm

Wildlife

FILMS: Housewife Jeanette and golf assistant Jerry want nothing more than to be a picture-book happy American family. But when Jerry loses his job - and his pride and purpose with it - he decides to go and fight the wild fires raging in the nearby mountains, leaving Jeanette and their teenage son Joe behind. In his absence, the edges of Jeanette's identity become singed, and Joe's life spirals as he watches his mother tear up her cheery housewife persona, reveals a different persona, and struggle to keep her head above water.

More information 31 January
Thursday
07:30pm

The German Sisters

FILMS: Two sisters take diverging paths to emancipation in West Germany. Juliane is a feminist journalist, arguing for abortion rights; Marianne is a terrorist revolutionary in a Baader-Meinhof type group. As Marianne’s political activism begins to take a personal cost, Juliane is stricken between her politics and her need to protect her sister and her family. But when Marianne is imprisoned, Juliane is forced to confront the realities of the harsh power of the state.

More information 31 January
Thursday
08:00pm

National Storytelling Week: Fireside Tales

TALKS: The connection between storytelling and fire is as old as language itself. Sit back, make yourself comfortable and let storyteller Gary Cordingley enchant you with fireside tales from around the world. For adults.

More information 1 February
Friday
07:30pm

Free Solo

FILMS: Due to popular demand, we have added a 3rd screening of Free Solo on the 1st of February. One of climbing’s most extraordinary feats is captured in this stunning, scary and unflinching documentary about free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream of climbing the face of the El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope.

More information 2 February
Saturday
08:00pm

Phil Beer: String Theory Tour

MUSIC: Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. One-half of award-winning powerhouse Show of Hands, Beer is equally as in demand for his solo shows. In early 2019 Phil sets out to share some of his most-loved songs at carefully selected venues across the UK. With the odd laugh thrown in for good measure, Beer's flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more.

More information 4 February
Monday
07:30pm

The Favourite

FILMS: It's the early 18th century, England is at war with France and Queen Anne's (Colman in the performance of her career) poor health finds her relying on her doting friend Lady Sarah. When Abigail arrives at the palace, her charm soon wins Anne's attention and Sarah and Abigail become fierce rivals for for the Queen's affections in a wickedly funny game of one-up-womanship.

More information 5 February
Tuesday
10:30am

Poly Parents // The Favourite

FILMS: 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 6 February
Wednesday
07:30pm

Free Solo

FILMS: One of climbing’s most extraordinary feats is captured in this stunning, scary and unflinching documentary about free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream of climbing the face of the El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope.

More information 8 February
Friday
07:30pm

Simon Dell: Murders in Cornwall

TALKS: Join Simon Dell MBE for an evening talk about Murders and suicide in the Falmouth and Lizard areas, where he served as a police office over 40 years ago. His three murders and a suicide have a very local link and indeed are linked together by one individual but you'l need to come and listen to know the rest of the story.

More information 9 February
Saturday
07:30pm

Queen C****: Sacred or Profane?

THEATRE: Venus is about to collide with Earth! A multi-character melange of opinion paints the stage rainbow coloured, sequined, hairy and fleshy pink. Blending music, comedy, drag, movement, dance, buffon and the grotesque, Queen Cunt sees all power to the feminine, the wrathful, the sensual! In an age of Harvey Weinsteins, where passing trends compel some to surgical operation, where mainstream porn has hijacked sensuality, we delve into the wild waters of our womanhood, reclaiming the body in a joyful, dark and often anarchic exploration.

More information 11 February
Monday
07:30pm

White Boy Rick

FILMS: Matthew McConaughey, Bruce Dern, Eddie Marsan, and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in this fact-based crime drama about an 1980s-era petty hustler who became a drug boss, then FBI informant, before the age of 16. Yann Demange flexes his directorial muscles in his second feature, with a Scorsese-esque sensibility and a killer soundtrack, and featuring a breakthrough performance by Merritt as the lead.

More information 15 February
Friday
07:30pm

Tony Law: A Lost Show

COMEDY: Tony Law: A Lost Show “Law is on fine form this year. The show is a joy and not one that will be forgotten in a hurry” ★★★★ Ed Fest Mag Bumhell. ‘The King of post-modern nonsense’ (Telegraph), comedy’s Tone is taking his funniest, most meaningful show to date on tour after selling out his entire run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe with ‘A Lost Show.’

More information 16 February
Saturday
07:30pm

Close Encounters of the Third Kind with laser show

FILMS: Experience this epic science fiction adventure as you’ve never experienced it before. This extraordinary screening features immersive laser light effects devised by Greenwave Laser. For one night only, The Poly will be transformed into the first laser enhanced cinema in the UK!

More information 18 February
Monday
07:30pm

Three Identical Strangers

FILMS: The astonishing true story of three 19-year-old men who make the chance discovery that they were identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents - but then later go on to uncover an extraordinary, disturbing secret about their unique situation. Deservedly scooping the Special Jury Prize at Sundance, Three Identical Strangers is equal parts enthralling and upsetting, and a sad rumination on nature versus nurture. Just be sure to go in with as little prior knowledge about the story as possible, and prepare yourself for a seriously incredible story.

More information 19 February
Tuesday
07:30pm

Nae Pasaran!

FILMS: Felipe Bustos Sierra’s feature charts the incredible true story of the Scots who managed to ground half of Chile’s Air Force, from the other side of the world, in the longest single act of solidarity against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship. With unprecedented access, Nae Pasaran also ventures much further to detail the horrors of the Pinochet years, meets survivors of the period and hears the Chilean side of the story.

More information 21 February
Thursday
07:45pm

Jazz at the Poly: The Burns-Jenkins Trio

MUSIC: The Burns-Jenkins Trio is an exciting combination of leading West Country jazz players, all with a passion for the classic organ-guitar trio sound. Neil Burns is one of the finest jazz guitarists in the region and beyond, lauded by Jim Mullen saying "Neil Burns demonstrates why he is in so much demand for his tasteful soloing and comping". Martin Jenkins marries the rich sounds of the organ with the guitar and drums by the creative energy and artistry of his playing. Looks to be a fantastic night of soulful swinging jazz!

More information 22 February
Friday
07:30pm

Rainforest Dispatches: Tony Juniper in Conversation

TALKS: Why are rainforests key to the health of our world? And what do we need to do to save what’s left? Tony Juniper is Britain’s best-known environmental campaigner. He has worked on efforts to conserve tropical forests for more than thirty years. In researching his latest book, Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth’s most vital frontlines, Tony traveled to the Peruvian Amazon to see first hand how Cool Earth’s partnerships work.

More information 25 February
Monday
07:30pm

Mary Queen of Scots

FILMS: Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) rejects the expectations for her to remarry and returns to Scotland to claim her rightful throne, but Scotland and England fall under the rule of the defiant Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty and throwing the idea of a peaceful kingdom into turmoil. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.

More information 28 February
Thursday
07:30pm

RBG

FILMS: The Notorious RBG, AKA Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is a radical ground-breaker. Nominated as 107th justice to the United States Supreme Court, the quietly formidable 84 year-old with a Rockstar following works out and works hard. Through home movies, archive footage and interviews, this is an intimate portrait of a woman who has tirelessly and patiently fought to bring women into formerly exclusively male spaces, with a devoted husband as her most valued ally.

More information 1 March
Friday
08:00pm

Stuart Goldsmith

COMEDY: Stu's back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares. Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who've lost touch with all their old friends and can't eat just one pain au chocolat. Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions.

More information 2 March
Saturday
07:30pm

Sarah McQuaid

MUSIC: “The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous – which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill. Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences: “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever,” wrote The Huffington Post.

More information 8 March
Friday
06:00pm

Women In Marine Biology: A Celebratory Evening

TALKS: Join us for an evening of celebration at the Poly with a welcoming drinks reception followed by a series of talks from three inspiring women in Marine Biology, followed by pasties and networking!

More information 9 March
Saturday
07:30pm

FECCLES: Hope Venture

THEATRE: Hope Venture is a phenomenally successful TV show that's success has swept the globe - politicians quote it, the President and Queen have favourite characters, and there is an internationally-celebrated Hope Venture Day, marking the release of the first episode. It is known as "The Harry Potter of cartoons" and is widely regarded as the most important and influential piece of media in history. It has just been announced that Hope Venture has been cancelled.

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.

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From established names to the next generation

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

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Relax with a pre-show drink

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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Falmouth History Archive

The Falmouth History Archive is led by a friendly and committed group of volunteers who have a wealth of knowledge about Falmouth and its history.

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More FilmsFilms // Coming up

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23 January
Wednesday
7:30pm

Clueless with discussion

The Cinematologists return to The Poly again in their guise as the official podcast of the BFI’s Comedy Genius season. They follow their screening of Duck Soup back in November, an event which drew both exhilarated and heated debate from the audience, with a screening of Amy Heckerling’s iconic 1995 Jane Austen reimagining Clueless.

More information Check times : Book
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More ComedyComedy // Coming up

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15 February
Friday
7:30pm

Tony Law: A Lost Show

Tony Law: A Lost Show “Law is on fine form this year. The show is a joy and not one that will be forgotten in a hurry” ★★★★ Ed Fest Mag Bumhell. ‘The King of post-modern nonsense’ (Telegraph), comedy’s Tone is taking his funniest, most meaningful show to date on tour after selling out his entire run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe with ‘A Lost Show.’

More information Check times : Book
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More MusicMusic // Coming up

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26 January
Saturday
1:00pm

POSTPONED - Piano Recital // Marcelo Montes

Unfortunately this recital is being postponed due to unexpected circumstances, and will hopefully be rescheduled for April. If you have purchased a ticket, please contact our box office at 01326 319461 to organise a refund.

More information
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More TheatreTheatre // Coming up

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9 February
Saturday
7:30pm

Queen C****: Sacred or Profane?

Venus is about to collide with Earth! A multi-character melange of opinion paints the stage rainbow coloured, sequined, hairy and fleshy pink. Blending music, comedy, drag, movement, dance, buffon and the grotesque, Queen Cunt sees all power to the feminine, the wrathful, the sensual! In an age of Harvey Weinsteins, where passing trends compel some to surgical operation, where mainstream porn has hijacked sensuality, we delve into the wild waters of our womanhood, reclaiming the body in a joyful, dark and often anarchic exploration.

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More TalksTalks // Coming up

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23 January
Wednesday
7:45pm

Cafe Sci: 'What counts is what's counted'

Exploring the impact of a culture of the 3 Ms - markets, management and measurement - on education and the welfare state. With Toby Lowe, of Northumbria University, we will be asking: is there an alternative?

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More WorkshopsWorkshops // Coming up

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14 January
Monday
1:00pm

Beginners Hand-Building Pottery course

Beginners / intermediate session in the pottery studio lead by me. We will work through techniques such as; pinch pot, coil pot, slab making. Decoration techniques such as, slip and glazing, burnishing etc. I will give a short demonstration on how to build using your chosen handbuilding technique each week. I will then hand over 500g of clay to you and your imagination. I will take you through the basic steps again as you work. You are able to keep all work which I will bisque fire - this will be available to either decorate (will require another firing in my kiln) or collect 2 weeks after your session. Once bisc fired you may return to glaze your item.

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