The Poly

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

More information 26 August
Monday
07:30pm

Gloria Bell

FILMS: Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée spending her days at a straight-laced job and her nights on the dance floors. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating.

More information 27 August
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby screening: Gloria Bell

FILMS: PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS: 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 - now every Tuesday at 12:30. 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 28 August
Wednesday
01:00pm

Kids Pottery: Handbuilding Fun - Mythical Creatures

WORKSHOPS: Join us for family-friendly sessions where children can experience hands-on clay making activities during the school holidays - learning new skills in a fun environment with help from our master potter Karl! These sessions are for kids aged up to 10 years old.

More information 29 August
Thursday
07:30pm

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

FILMS: From a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo theatre in Harlem, the film follows her extraordinary journey across five decades as she reflects the passions and troubles of her times in her music and her life. Moving beyond conventional biopic, the film uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times so as to bring to life the context of Ella Fitzgerald’s unique career.

More information 30 August
Friday
07:30pm

Shorts at The Poly

FILMS: Award Winning local filmmaker Tommy Creagh presents an evening of internationally recognised short films from around the globe. An evening of fun, film, and networking, at the end of summer at the Poly.

More information 2 September
Monday
10:00am

A Taster Day Workshop in Puppetry

WORKSHOPS: Led by Curious School of Puppetry’s Sarah Wright this workshop in performing with puppets will explore the different ways in which an object or figure can be brought to life.From everyday materials to three-person figures we will consider operating techniques, character tempo and how to communicate narrative through movement. We will see how puppets can imitate reality and discover the extraordinary other worlds they can lead us to!

More information 2 September
Monday
07:30pm

The Current War

FILMS: Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology.

More information 3 September
Tuesday
06:30pm

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

WORKSHOPS: Come and join us and learn some basic skills in Macrame this Autumn. Together we will create a beautiful plant hanger for you to display your favourite pot!

More information 5 September
Thursday
07:30pm

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

FILMS: Veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield’s (Kurt and Courtney, Whitney: Can I Be Me?) latest tells the beautiful yet tragic love story between musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

More information 7 September
Saturday
07:30pm

The Run & ‘Pea Souk’ Pop-Up Restaurant

FILMS: Join us for a night of Indian delights and exhilarating cinema, following Australian ultra-runner Pat Farmer on a 4,647km run from the southernmost tip of India to its northern border.

More information 9 September
Monday
07:30pm

Apollo 11

FILMS: An unmissable cinematic experience fifty years in the making, featuring out of this world, never seen before footage from the 1969 moon landing. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

More information 10 September
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby Screening: Apollo 11

FILMS: PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS: 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 - now every Tuesday at 12:30. 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 12 September
Thursday
07:30pm

Jazz at The Poly: September

MUSIC: Born in South America and raised in Sweden, Annika is a highly celebrated multilingual jazz vocalist and song writer bringing a special blend of Scandinavian charm and Latin flavour to her jazz performance. She released her debut album Waters of March in 2017, and has been well received at several key jazz festivals and on BBC Spotlight. Featuring much in demand pianist Martin Jenkins, who Annika works closely with in several of her bands, the Skoogh-Jenkins Latin Quartet brings a rich and exciting blend of latin jazz to the Poly!

More information 13 September
Friday
08:00pm

Amy & The Calamities

MUSIC: Amy & The Calamities is the creation of solo artist Amy Wawn, a musician and singer-songwriter from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. As a solo performer, Amy’s style ranges from lively foot-stomping folk rhythms to the dirty-delicious sounds of delta blues on the slide guitar, accompanied by a dark, brooding vocal range, lilting melodies and thoughtful lyrics.

More information 14 September
Saturday
07:30pm

Touch Theatre: Splendour

THEATRE: What is the truth? As chaos draws ever closer, four women’s secrets begin to tumble and facades start to fall in celebrated screenwriter Abi Morgan’s Splendour. Truth eventually surfaces as revolution reaches the dictator’s sumptuous palace.

More information 16 September
Monday
06:30pm

Beginner's Handbuilding Course

WORKSHOPS: For the perfect introduction to ceramics, take part in our six week beginner's course!

More information 16 September
Monday
07:30pm

Kursk: The Last Mission

FILMS: Director Thomas Vinterberg and a formidable cast — including Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, and Colin Firth — recreate the tragic final hours of the real-life nuclear submarine explosion that left the ship stranded at the bottom of the Barents Sea, while bureaucratic obstacles impeded rescue and their families’ search for answers.

More information 16 September
Monday
07:30pm

Grow Your Own Medicine Garden

TALKS: A talk by herbalist Belle Benfield introducing you to the basic principles of designing and planting a medicine garden at your home or allotment.

More information 17 September
Tuesday
07:30pm

Kursk: The Last Mission

FILMS: Director Thomas Vinterberg and a formidable cast — including Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, and Colin Firth — recreate the tragic final hours of the real-life nuclear submarine explosion that left the ship stranded at the bottom of the Barents Sea, while bureaucratic obstacles impeded rescue and their families’ search for answers.

More information 19 September
Thursday
07:30pm

Steve

FILMS: Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. 12 men a day. 1 every 2 hours. One of those men was Steve Yates. But Steve was more than a number, he was a father, a son, a brother, and a friend. Director Ben Akers’s childhood best friend. In this documentary, Ben goes on a mission to look at why this is happening, and what men can do to help themselves. This screening will be followed by a discussion with the director Ben Akers.

More information 20 September
Friday
07:30pm

An Evening with Gillian Burke

TALKS: Join us for a talk presented by the wonderfully talented Gillian Burke. Gillian joined the much-loved BBC seasonal wildlife series, affectionately known as ‘The Watches’ in 2018 alongside hosts Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan & Lolo Williams. Her filming experience has had her herding llamas in the high Andes to free-diving with swarms of sea snakes in the South China Sea; from crawling through rattlesnake dens in the Arizona desert to climbing a living, writhing mountain of cockroaches & centipedes in a bat cave in Borneo.

More information 21 September
Saturday
07:30pm

Minding the Gap + Short Films

FILMS: The Poly, Skate Falmouth and Splendid Eye Torture present Minding the Gap, and a series of home-grown skateboarding short films for a one-off special screening . £1 from the sale of each ticket will be donated to the Falmouth Skatepark Project towards the new Falmouth community skate park.

More information 23 September
Monday
07:30pm

Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria)

FILMS: Pedro Almodóvar returns with a soulful semi-autobiographical story about an ageing film director reflecting on his personal and professional past.

More information 24 September
Tuesday
07:00pm

Falmouth History Archive: Enys

TALKS: In this talk, Terry Chapman traces the influences that Enys had on neighbouring Mylor and then outlines the family's fluctuating fortunes from the Restoration to the present day,

More information 26 September
Thursday
07:30pm

How to Plant a Garden with Matt James

TALKS: Matt is a landscape designer, senior lecturer and author. Channel 4’s The City Gardener introduced Matt to the gardening public; the series was later broadcast around the globe. Two series about urban garden design in the US soon followed. Other notable television appearances include ITV’s Love Your Garden and BBC 2’s Great British Garden Revival.

More information 27 September
Friday
07:30pm

Ama-San

FILMS: For over 2,000 years, female shellfish divers, known as ama-san, have fished for abalone off the coast of Japan.

More information 28 September
Saturday
07:30pm

Port Erin

MUSIC: Purveyors of original genre-bending music, Port Erin draw inspiration from the likes of pioneering greats such as David Bowie, Miles Davis, Radiohead, Syd Arthur, and Talking Heads.

More information 30 September
Monday
07:30pm

The Souvenir

FILMS: Honor Swinton Byrne gives a star making performance in British director Joanna Hogg’s exquisite semi-autobiographical drama about a struggling young film student who gets knocked off her creative path after she becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

More information 1 October
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby screening: The Souvenir

FILMS: PARENT & BABY SCREENINGS: 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 - now every Tuesday at 12:30. 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 1 October
Tuesday
07:30pm

The Souvenir

FILMS: Honor Swinton Byrne gives a star making performance in British director Joanna Hogg’s exquisite semi-autobiographical drama about a struggling young film student who gets knocked off her creative path after she becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

More information 2 October
Wednesday
07:30pm

History of the Fox Family Gardens

TALKS: One of the glories of Cornwall is the abundance of beautiful gardens which are to be found throughout the county. Of these gardens, the National Trust garden of Glendurgan is one of the great Cornish gardens. This acclaimed lecture has now been updated with some more recent photographs which show in particular his appreciation of how Glendurgan is maintained today.

More information 8 October
Tuesday
07:30pm

Bait

FILMS: Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s remarkable new film is a timely and funny, yet poignant tale that gets right to the heart of a Cornish community facing an unwelcome change.

More information 21 November
Thursday
07:30pm

People's String Foundation: Res Publica

MUSIC: Res Publica is a brand new musical touring piece, from brilliant virtuoso violinist Ben Sutcliffe and co founder and composer Zaid Al-Rikabi, who together form The People’s String Foundation. This Autumn the boys are packing a 32 piece Gypsy Orchestra into a suitcase and taking a "Virtual Orchestra" on tour with them as a live duo, to perform their newest album release Res Publica to audiences nationwide. This music is sure to set your heart racing, get your toes tapping, and warm the soul with the people’s spirit and grafter’s hearts.

More information 23 November
Saturday
07:30pm

Remi Harris

MUSIC: Remi Harris is an exciting Jazz & Blues guitarist from the UK who's unique style draws inspiration from artists such as Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Peter Green and Led Zeppelin. He has performed at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 & 3.

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More FilmsFilms // Coming up

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26 August
Monday
7:30pm

Gloria Bell

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée spending her days at a straight-laced job and her nights on the dance floors. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating.

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

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12 September
Thursday
7:30pm

Jazz at The Poly: September

Born in South America and raised in Sweden, Annika is a highly celebrated multilingual jazz vocalist and song writer bringing a special blend of Scandinavian charm and Latin flavour to her jazz performance. She released her debut album Waters of March in 2017, and has been well received at several key jazz festivals and on BBC Spotlight. Featuring much in demand pianist Martin Jenkins, who Annika works closely with in several of her bands, the Skoogh-Jenkins Latin Quartet brings a rich and exciting blend of latin jazz to the Poly!

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

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14 September
Saturday
7:30pm

Touch Theatre: Splendour

What is the truth? As chaos draws ever closer, four women’s secrets begin to tumble and facades start to fall in celebrated screenwriter Abi Morgan’s Splendour. Truth eventually surfaces as revolution reaches the dictator’s sumptuous palace.

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More ExhibitionsExhibitions // Coming up

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13 August
Tuesday

The Poly Members' Summer Exhibition 2019

The Poly Members' Summer Exhibition 2019 - an exhibition of new contemporary work from our members.

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More TalksTalks // Coming up

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16 September
Monday
7:30pm

Grow Your Own Medicine Garden

A talk by herbalist Belle Benfield introducing you to the basic principles of designing and planting a medicine garden at your home or allotment.

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More WorkshopsWorkshops // Coming up

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26 August
Monday
6:30pm

Pottery Workshop: Jug

This two hour workshop is just the thing for beginners who are eager to try their hand at ceramics! Make your own mug, jug, plate or bowl with the help of our head potter Karl Owen, who will guide you through the steps and teach you the basics of clay handling. We provide all the materials and tools needed, just bring along your imagination.

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More Community ActivitiesCommunity Activities // Coming up

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19 September
Thursday
10:30am

The Poly Death Cafe

An opportunity to gather together to share experiences, thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears around death and dying in a safe supportive place.

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