The Poly

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

More information 28 June
Friday
07:30pm

Diamantino

FILMS: Throwing fascism, colonialism and gender into a cinematic blender, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt serve up a candyfloss farce that’s an absurdist delight.

More information 29 June
Saturday
07:30pm

Pick of the Litter

FILMS: Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

More information 1 July
Monday
07:30pm

Woman at War

FILMS: Halla leads a quiet, routine existence. But her upbeat exterior hides a secret double life as a committed environmental activist, waging a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry to protect the stunning highland landscape that is under threat. As she takes down drones, explodes pylons, and fires crossbows, she receives unexpected news - her dreams of becoming a mother may be fulfilled sooner than she thinks. What will come first - her eco crusade, or the future of a daughter she has yet to meet?

More information 2 July
Tuesday
12:30pm

Poly Parents: Woman at War

FILMS: Halla leads a quiet, routine existence. But her upbeat exterior hides a secret double life as a committed environmental activist, waging a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry to protect the stunning highland landscape that is under threat. As she takes down drones, explodes pylons, and fires crossbows, she receives unexpected news - her dreams of becoming a mother may be fulfilled sooner than she thinks. What will come first - her eco crusade, or the future of a daughter she has yet to meet?

More information 5 July
Friday
07:30pm

Irene's Ghost with Director Q&A

FILMS: How do you paint a portrait of someone whose existence has been a family secret? Iain Cunningham does the detective work to uncover his own mother’s story.

More information 8 July
Monday
07:30pm

Sometimes Always Never

FILMS: Sharp of suit and vocabulary, Bill Nighy is winningly deadpan as Scrabble-obsessed Merseyside tailor Alan, whose eldest son Michael stormed out of the house after a particularly heated round of the popular board game, never to return.

More information 12 July
Friday
06:00pm

Weapons of the High Seas: Privateers, Pirates & Buccaneers!

TALKS: Swashbuckling Cornwall and Henry Austwick present a costumed illustrated and instructional show on the weapons used on the high seas by Pirates and Privateers!

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!

More information 15 July
Monday
07:30pm

Rafiki

FILMS: Romantic sparks fly between the daughters of two opposing politicians in Wanuri Kahiu’s neon-bright story of forbidden love. The first Kenyan film to screen at Cannes, Rafiki follows the story of two teenage girls, Kena and Ziki, whose friendship blossoms into romance.

More information 18 July
Thursday
07:30pm

Support the Girls

FILMS: New from Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Computer Chess), one of the US indie scene’s most versatile directors, is this outstanding, quietly feminist comedy set in a Hooters-style US bar that screened to acclaim at the BFI London Film Festival last year.

More information 19 July
Friday
07:30pm

A Deal with the Universe

FILMS: This debut documentary from Jason Barker tells the incredible true story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his and his partner's life.

More information 22 July
Monday
07:30pm

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

FILMS: Graceful, irascible and unique: in 1984, John McEnroe was unassailable, the world's top ranked player as he approached the French Open. This documentary brilliantly adapts uncovered 16mm footage of McEnroe's incredible skill (and unholy temper) from the event, offering deeper insights into how he drove himself to be one of the all time great sportsmen.

More information 23 July
Tuesday
07:30pm

Beats

FILMS: A universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth, set to an electrifying 1990s rave soundtrack, Beats is a bittersweet coming of age story set in a small town in Scotland.

More information 26 July
Friday
07:30pm

Jazz at The Poly: July

MUSIC: Andy is a prolific composer and arranger who is well known in Bristol, South Wales and West-country. He has played with countless visiting jazz soloists including Andy Shepard and Steve Davis, and played in many settings, including albums with Portishead, various theatre productions, and a number of TV and film soundtracks. With his quintet the repertoire combines Andy’s original compositions with rearranged and lesser known standards.

More information 30 July
Tuesday
07:30pm

Young Generation: Sister Act

THEATRE: The award-winning Young Generation are returning to The Poly with Sister Act, the feel-good musical comedy smash that has audiences jumping to their feet! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act is the ultimate sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

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Our cosy bar is open 30 minutes before each performance and for intervals, with a range of drinks including local beers, ales and ciders.

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More FilmsFilms // Coming up

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28 June
Friday
7:30pm

Diamantino

Throwing fascism, colonialism and gender into a cinematic blender, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt serve up a candyfloss farce that’s an absurdist delight.

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More MusicMusic // Coming up

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13 July
Saturday
7:30pm

Gigspanner Big Band

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!

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

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30 July
Tuesday
7:30pm

Young Generation: Sister Act

The award-winning Young Generation are returning to The Poly with Sister Act, the feel-good musical comedy smash that has audiences jumping to their feet! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act is the ultimate sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

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More ExhibitionsExhibitions // Coming up

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17 June
Monday
10:00am

Paul and Taz Jowett

Paul & Taz are both Falmouth based artists working in two different mediums 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. Taz graduated from Falmouth college of Art in 1996 with a BA(hons) in Illustration Since leaving college she took a great interest in all aspects of ancient art, from cave paintings to ceramics, native masks to stone carvings. With a varied selection of painting styles on paper and canvas, she uses acrylics, gouache, natural pigment emulsions and mixed media.

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More TalksTalks // Coming up

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12 July
Friday
6:00pm

Weapons of the High Seas: Privateers, Pirates & Buccaneers!

Swashbuckling Cornwall and Henry Austwick present a costumed illustrated and instructional show on the weapons used on the high seas by Pirates and Privateers!

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More WorkshopsWorkshops // Coming up

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12 July
Friday
10:30am

Clay Play for Babies

These sensory play sessions are for babies aged 6 months to 3 years old, and are designed for young children to explore and experience the tactile nature of clay, while also helping to build their dexterity and motor skills.

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More Community ActivitiesCommunity Activities // Coming up

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18 July
Thursday
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. Please note: these sessions have changed from Wednesdays to Thursdays.

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