The Cornish-American Song Festival is a three-week intensive residential course aimed at teaching the intricacies of effective and communicative classical art-song performance and composition. Each year CASI brings students of voice, piano, and composition from across the United States to study in Oxford and Falmouth. Our tutors are products of the finest musical training in the US (Eastman, Juilliard, Cincinnati-Conservatory, and Indiana University) and are all skilled, experienced performers at an international level.
Dir: Whit Stillman – USA – 92mins (U)
A deliciously sharp comedy, based on the Jane Austen novella ‘Lady Susan’ and set in the 1790s. A tale of matchmaking and heartbreaking, centred around beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale).
The scheming Lady Susan pays a visit to Churchill, her in-laws’ estate, while waiting for social chatter about a personal indiscretion to pass.
Prof Nicholas Allen (University of Georgia), poets Andy Brown, Alan Riach, and Ben Smith, and local artist Caz Scott will all speak about literature, art, and the coastal edge. Ben Smith, co-Editor of the acclaimed online literary magazine The Clearing, will be reading his own new poetry that explores oceans and coastal edges.
In the summer of 2016, to celebrate his sixtieth birthday veteran Edinburgh Fringe performer Mike Hatchard is planning to cycle from Land’s End to John o’Groats – with a piano!
Not a real piano (obviously) but nevertheless a fairly hefty electric one – quite an undertaking. Performing concerts along the way, the virtuoso musician and raconteur will cycle along the South Coast, before heading North to perform his Edinburgh Festival Show ‘ Beetroot Juice – How I went from being a street performer to concert musician – and back again.’
Mike will be raising funds for Children in Need.
A quantum comedy about love in the subatomic world
An unexplained cat theft from a physics laboratory leads scientist Smithy on a journey through his own experiment into the subatomic world. The situation becomes charged and it is impossible to stay neutral. Can he find the cat and win over his colleague Sarah in the process?
‘SEA’ is a collection of work from the north coast of Cornwall.
Dougal Waters is an established location photographer, based in North Cornwall, UK. His photography has been widely viewed in both industry and exhibitions, having produced imagery for fashion, advertising and editorial. Dougal’s work is constantly inspired by the natural world,
Joe Morris is an artist based in North Cornwall working with ‘tadelakt’ a centuries old form of lime plaster to create quiet and compelling contemporary art.
Following the success of last year’s exhibition, the Wednesday Art Group is returning for the third time to the Falmouth Poly to hold its next exhibition in the Spring Gallery.
The Wednesday Art Group is made up of a variety of highly talented and mature artists with an eclectic mix of styles that cover just about all tastes.
In celebration of The Adult Learners Festival of Learning which takes place throughout May and June, Falmouth Ceramics Learners taking the level 2 NCFE Certificate in Creative Craft – Ceramics, will be curating and organising an Exhibition as part of their Enterprise unit. Their work and the work of other learners, taking various art and craft courses within Falmouth Adult Education, will be on display from Wednesday, 6th July to Friday, 8th July, from 10 – 7 pm and Saturday 9th July from 10 – 5 pm.
Pop into the bar in June to have a look at the possible development plans for The Poly. Come along on 15th or 29th June, between 6.00 – 8.00 p.m., to meet the architects and trustees and hear about all the options. If you can’t make those dates, just pop into the bar, and fill in one of the feedback forms, or contact Sue Radmore, Joint Chair, (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange for a one-to-one meeting to look at all the plans.
Thanks to Falmouth Art Gallery, you can now see The Poly’s Henry Scott Tuke paintings on line. Just go to: http://www.falmouthartgallery.com/Collection/Artist/Tuke%2C_Henry_Scott%2C_RA_RWS_%281858-1929%29