The Poly

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

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 1 May
Wednesday
10:00am

Drop In Sessions

WORKSHOPS: Our drop in sessions are ideal for established ceramicists and artists, with access to workshop facilities and equipment. We offer a firing service and clay is available to purchase at the pottery, with our master potter Karl on hand for advice and support.

More information 1 May
Wednesday
01:00pm

Beginner's Handbuilding Course

WORKSHOPS: The perfect introduction to ceramics, take part in our six week beginner's course. Handbuilding is one of the oldest forms of pottery, allowing you to make pots, bowls, plates and more, using just your hands and basic tools. You'll learn the techniques of pinch pots, coil pots and slap making, and discover traditional decorative techniques like slip, glazing and burnishing.

More information 1 May
Wednesday
06:30pm

Intermediate Handbuilding Course

WORKSHOPS: Develop your knowledge of working with clay, build on your existing skills and explore the processes of ceramics, working at your own pace. As you develop your skill set and design ideas further, this practical course will enable you to learn further glazing and firing techniques, and refine your own personal style.

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 24 May
Friday
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.

More information 13 June
Thursday
07:30pm

Fisherman's Friends

FILMS: Kicking off the 2019 Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival we've got this real-life heartwarming tale of a group of Cornish fishermen whose sea shanties took them to the top of the charts.

More information 13 July
Saturday
07:30pm

Gigspanner Big Band

MUSIC: As a trio, Gigspanner, formed by fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span), has established a reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene, inspiring Maverick magazine to write "Gigspanner are pushing at the boundaries, expanding the possibilities and in the process making some of the most beautiful music the genre has to offer". Their show sold out last year, so be sure to get your tickets early!

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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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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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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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22 April
Monday
7:30pm

Maiden

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.

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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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3 May
Friday
7:30pm

Spencer James

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.

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More TheatreTheatre // Coming up

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16 May
Thursday
7:30pm

Trifle Gathering: Endless featuring N: Dless

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.

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More ExhibitionsExhibitions // Coming up

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22 April
Monday

Spring Open Exhibition

Submissions are now open for our inaugural curated arts show.

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More TalksTalks // Coming up

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7 May
Tuesday
2:30pm

Women and Cornwall in the eighteenth century

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 Check times : Book
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More WorkshopsWorkshops // Coming up

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23 April
Tuesday
10:00am

Drop In Sessions

Our drop in sessions are ideal for established ceramicists and artists, with access to workshop facilities and equipment. We offer a firing service and clay is available to purchase at the pottery, with our master potter Karl on hand for advice and support.

More information Check times : Book
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More Community ActivitiesCommunity Activities // Coming up

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15 May
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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