The Poly

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

More information 24 October
Thursday
02:00pm

Coppice Theatre: Tales From A Haunted Bookshop

THEATRE: Why, hello there and welcome to the Haunted Bookshop. Come in, come in, take a seat, make yourself at home... and prepare yourself for a spooky show of terrible tales, scary stories and gruesome goings on! Meet the mysterious shopkeeper and the enigmatic Quoath but watch out for the ghosts! A weird and wonderful show for ages 8-12 and adventurous adults.

More information 24 October
Thursday
07:30pm

Can Art Change the World?

TALKS: Join a provocative exploration of the role of art in disrupted times with experts, practitioners and activists, and help us consider whether in Cornwall, a region full of potential and problems, the arts can be part of the answer.

More information 25 October
Friday
07:45pm

Storytelling: Spooky Tales with Gary Cordingley

THEATRE: As the autumn takes hold and the nights grow longer, join Gary Cordingley for an evening of spooky tales for grown ups that will entertain and enthral you, send a shiver down your spine and colour your dreams, with darkness!

More information 26 October
Saturday
11:00am

Swashbuckling Cornwall: Piratical Weapons of the High Seas!

THEATRE: Join Swashbuckling Cornwall for an explosive look at weapons used by pirates, including the famous cutlass and flintlock pistols. Suitable for everyone aged 10+.

More information 28 October
Monday
07:30pm

The Farewell

FILMS: Hailed as “one of the year’s sweetest films," this poignant and powerful comedy-drama follows a Chinese American woman who learns that her grandmother is dying and reluctantly goes along with her family’s plan to keep it a secret.

More information 29 October
Tuesday
06:30pm

Pottery Throwing Course

WORKSHOPS: This six session throwing course takes place on Tuesday evenings between 18:30 and 20:30. This course is open to all abilities, whether you're a novice potter or are looking to hone your skills on the wheel.

More information 30 October
Wednesday
07:30pm

UKGFF: Welcome To Sodom

FILMS: Agbogbloshie in Accra is proven to be one of the most poisonous places. it is the largest electronic waste dump in the world. About 6,000 women, men and children live and work here. They call it Sodom.

More information 31 October
Thursday
07:30pm

Psycho

FILMS: Directed by 'master of suspense', Alfred Hitchcock, this 1960 psychological horror follows secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) as she goes on the run after stealing $40,000 from her boss. On her way to California to join her boyfriend she stops at a motel run by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and his mysterious mother.

More information 1 November
Friday
07:30pm

Waves Film Festival

FILMS: We are happy to announce the newly launched Waves Film Festival will be kicking off their first ever event with us, they will be presenting a collection of some inspiring ocean going films, full of creativity and adventure, join us for an evening of all things ocean related.

More information 2 November
Saturday
07:30pm

Anna Maria Murphy & Bagas Degol: The Winding World

MUSIC: Some clocks strike the dawn, some strike midnight, some strike not at all. Like all places, The Winding World has its fair share of quirks, oddities, secrets and lies. This local tale, about a baby found in the snow, is a love story told through words, poetry, and music

More information 5 November
Tuesday
07:30pm

The Goldfinch

FILMS: Theodore Decker (Oakes Fegley and then Ansel Elgort) was 13-years-old when his mother died in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, as he negotiates criminal plots, personal secrets, and the transformative power of art.

More information 8 November
Friday
07:30pm

UKGFF: The Green Lie

FILMS: Environmentally friendly electric cars, sustainably produced food products, fair production processes: Hurray! If everything the corporations tell us is true, we can save the world through our purchasing decisions alone. A popular and dangerous lie. Are the industry’s “green products” nothing more than a sales strategy?

More information 9 November
Saturday
07:30pm

High Seas: Round The World with Tracy Edwards

TALKS: Tracy Edwards shot to fame when she skippered the first all-female crew in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. In 1990 Tracy was awarded the MBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Jordanian Air Force Wings by HM King Hussein of Jordan and became the first woman in its 34 year history to awarded the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy.

More information 9 November
Saturday
07:30pm

Spoken

THEATRE: Come along to the first of many spoken word and poetry nights hosted here at The Poly, in collaboration with Cornish-based critically acclaimed spoken word, rap artist and poet Megan Chapman, AKA MCMC Spoken.

More information 11 November
Monday
07:30pm

The Peanut Butter Falcon

FILMS: This Mark Twain-style adventure sees a young man with Down's Syndrome run away to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler in this big-hearted comedy/drama from the makers of Little Miss Sunshine.

More information 12 November
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby Screening: The Peanut Butter Falcon

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 14 November
Thursday
07:30pm

The Tony Trust: An Illustrated Adventurers’ Evening

TALKS: Join us for an evening of fascinating talks from adventurers Benedict Allen and Duncan Falconer.

More information 15 November
Friday

CFF: Weekend Pass

FILMS: This is the full film festival experience!

More information 15 November
Friday
07:30pm

CFF Friday Night Gala: The Cliff Top Sessions with Director Q&A

FILMS: On a wild winters night in a secret clifftop cottage in deepest Cornwall, nine musicians and a camera crew collide. Cult songwriters from around the UK were invited to play their best song; no backing band, audience or music industry - just a house on the edge of a cliff, roaring fire, guitars, grand piano and the invisible magic of song that was palpable that night.

More information 16 November
Saturday
10:00am

CFF: Regional Shorts Programme in Competition

FILMS: A selected screening of the best entries from the short film competition, highlighting filmmakers from the South West.

More information 16 November
Saturday
02:15pm

CFF: Good Posture

FILMS: In her feature debut, Dolly Wells crafts a contemporary, sharp-witted comedy starring her frequent collaborator Emily Mortimer and talented newcomer, Grace Van Patten.

More information 17 November
Sunday
12:00pm

CFF: Honeyland

FILMS: In a deserted Macedonian village, Hatidze, a 50-something woman, trudges up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently manoeuvres the honeycomb without netting or gloves. Back at her homestead, Hatidze tends to her handmade hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market her wares. One day, an itinerant family installs itself next door, and Hatidze’s peaceful kingdom gives way to roaring engines, seven shrieking children, and 150 cows.

More information 18 November
Monday
07:30pm

The Day Shall Come

FILMS: Nine years after his incendiary first film Four Lions, master satirist Chris Morris returns with this wild (and very funny) dark comedy about a Miami preacher who becomes the unlikely focus of an FBI terrorist sting.

More information 19 November
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby Screening: The Day Shall Come

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 19 November
Tuesday
02:30pm

Falmouth History Archive: Memories of Life in Falmouth

TALKS: Some 30 years ago Peter Gilson, founder of the present day archive, organised the collection of personal memories of life in Falmouth from many older residents. This talk will share some of the stories covering home life, shopping, entertainment and some local impacts of the two World Wars.

More information 20 November
Wednesday
05:00pm

Falmouth Civic Society: David Chapman - Where to Watch Wildlife in Cornwall & The Scilly Isles

TALKS: David Chapman is a wildlife photographer and writer. Over the last twelve years, he has written many books about wildlife and photography in Cornwall. In this talk David, will pick up on a few of the changes in this county since 2007, including the introduction of beavers, water voles and heath fritillary butterflies, as well as giving a flavour of what his new book offers.

More information 20 November
Wednesday
07:30pm

Home

FILMS: This exciting documentary follows adventurer Sarah Outen on her five year, 20,000 mile, human-powered journey as she traversed the globe by bike, kayak and rowing boat.

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.

More information 25 November
Monday
07:30pm

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

FILMS: Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

More information 26 November
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby Screening: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

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 29 November
Friday
07:30pm

Jazz at The Poly: November

MUSIC: Devon based saxophonist Andy Williamson, leader of the Big Buzzard Big Band and leader of several renowned jazz choral projects with leading jazz players and vocalists, brings one of his smaller groups, the Andy Williamson Buztet to Jazz at the Poly.

More information 30 November
Saturday
11:00am

Living Festive Wreaths

WORKSHOPS: Join Down by the River Florals to create a beautiful living wreath, perfect for adorning your door for the festive period and for time to come.

More information 30 November
Saturday
07:30pm

Exhibition on Screen - Leonardo: The Works

FILMS: Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world's favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo's peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of this documentary, as Exhibition On Screen presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen.

More information 6 December
Friday
07:30pm

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us (Work in Progress)

COMEDY: In his new show 50 Things About Us Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.

More information 7 December
Saturday
10:30am

Swashbuckling Cornwall: Guns for Film

WORKSHOPS: Guns - love 'em or hate 'em, they are a common sight on screen! But how do they get there? Come and find out in this pre-Christmas workshop.

More information 14 December
Saturday
08:00pm

Tony Law: Identifies

COMEDY: Multi award-winning comedian, Tony Law returns to London’s Soho Theatre this November with another hour of critically acclaimed, unmissable surreal comedy art before setting out on a UK tour.

More information 20 December
Friday
07:30pm

Near-Ta Theatre: Christmas. Time. 2019

THEATRE: Charlie and Toby are feeling low, and why wouldn’t they? It’s Christmas Day and they’re serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. But why shouldn’t they be having a Merry Christmas in spite of their incarceration? What’s stopping them from creating Christmas around them? Absolutely nothing! And so they set off on their festival of carols, Claus, Christ and custody…

More information 24 January
Friday
08:00pm

Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy

COMEDY: Comedian Lou Sanders joins us here at The Poly! As seen/heard on Taskmaster, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Travel Man, Hypothetical, The Russell Howard Hour, The Unbelievable Truth, Ultimate Worrier and more.

More information 28 March
Saturday
08:00pm

Hazel O'Connor: Breaking Glass - 40 Years On

MUSIC: The first major female star of the 80’s, award winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fame exactly forty years ago in 1980 starring in the film Breaking Glass. Celebrating the Hallelujah Moments of of a stunning and illustrious live career, Hazel is accompanied here by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax, Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) keyboards and Tony Qunta (Odyssey/Edgar Winter) on guitar.

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25 October
Friday
7:30pm

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis’ life and music are given a fascinating re-telling in this new documentary from director Stanley Nelson, this documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year to great acclaim, and will please Miles Davis fanatics and new fans alike.

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More ComedyComedy // Coming up

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6 December
Friday
7:30pm

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us (Work in Progress)

In his new show 50 Things About Us Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.

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More MusicMusic // Coming up

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2 November
Saturday
7:30pm

Anna Maria Murphy & Bagas Degol: The Winding World

Some clocks strike the dawn, some strike midnight, some strike not at all. Like all places, The Winding World has its fair share of quirks, oddities, secrets and lies. This local tale, about a baby found in the snow, is a love story told through words, poetry, and music

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More TheatreTheatre // Coming up

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24 October
Thursday
2:00pm

Coppice Theatre: Tales From A Haunted Bookshop

Why, hello there and welcome to the Haunted Bookshop. Come in, come in, take a seat, make yourself at home... and prepare yourself for a spooky show of terrible tales, scary stories and gruesome goings on! Meet the mysterious shopkeeper and the enigmatic Quoath but watch out for the ghosts! A weird and wonderful show for ages 8-12 and adventurous adults.

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More ExhibitionsExhibitions // Coming up

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21 October
Monday

Street Draw

StreetDraw24 is a 24-hour drawing event held in Falmouth each year. This exhibition - Buildings, bunting, burial grounds, beaches, bouncers, benches, bus w*nkers and boats: 24-hours drawing from the streets of Falmouth - showcases work from the 40 artists and students who took part this May. Prints, calendars and bags will be sold during the exhibition to raise funds for St Petrocs’ Cold Weather Provision: a service offering shelter and resettlement to Cornwall’s street homeless during the winter. Drawings made at St Petrocs by illustration student Helen Trevaskis will be exhibited, shedding light on the important work of this Cornish charity. Preview: 17:30-19:00 Monday 21st October

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More TalksTalks // Coming up

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24 October
Thursday
7:30pm

Can Art Change the World?

Join a provocative exploration of the role of art in disrupted times with experts, practitioners and activists, and help us consider whether in Cornwall, a region full of potential and problems, the arts can be part of the answer.

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More DanceDance // Coming up

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9 November
Saturday
2:00pm

Scruffy Mutt: Competition

Scruffy Mutt Theatre School are holding their third annual In-house Competiton. From Dance to Musical Theatre, this competiton offers entertainment alongside immense talent and dedication. All Funds raised go towards Scruffy Mutt Dance Company Los Angeles Team.

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More WorkshopsWorkshops // Coming up

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26 October
Saturday
10:00am

Experimental Drawing with Gum and Ink

Join graphic designer and artist Dave Pentin to learn a little-known image-making technique which creates beautiful marks and unexpected images via a process combining control and chance in equal measure!

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