The Poly

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

What's On Calendar

Have a look at the calendar text here to see what's coming up.




All activities are FREE unless stated otherwise


Sat 25 Feb-Sat 4 March | 11:00-16:00 Exhibition //
‘Who Lived in a Place Like This’ in Main and Spring Galleries
A selection of old photographs, maps and more from local archives, groups and historians showing life in the Falmouth area in days gone by.  

Saturday 25th February
11:00– 16:00 | Archive Day // Meet historians, see examples from 12 local
archives and share your memories. Includes short talks.

Monday 27th February
18:30—21.00 // Poly Members Private View and talk // Mike Carver History of The Poly

Tuesday 28th February
10:00 – 12:00 | Falmouth History Archive // drop-in session
14:00-16:00 | Workshop // Start your Family History with Cornwall Family History Society
17:00 – 19:00 | Workshop // Create music inspired by old stories and images with Ashley Height
17:30—19:30 | Workshop // Children’s Living History workshop with Scary Little Girls
19:30 – 21:30 |  Film //  Jamaica Inn, Tickets £3

Wednesday 1st March
17:00 – 19:00 | Workshop // Introduction to Cornish Language with Jenefer Lowe
17:30 -19:30 | Workshop // Living History Auditions for children who attended workshop on 28th
19:30- 21:30 | Talk // Michael Bradley, Falmouth Then and Now. Tickets £3.


Thursday 2nd March
10:00– 12:00 | Falmouth History Archive // drop-in session
17:30 -19:30 | Workshop // Living History rehearsals
19:30– 21:30 | Theatre // Cornish Culture Evening Performances by local artists celebrating our history and culture through music, dance, theatre and spoken word. Tickets: £3.00

Friday 3rd March
14:00– 15:30 | Workshop //
Cornish Social Dancing with Karen Brown
18:00– 19:30 | Workshop // Cornish Social Dancing with Karen Brown

Saturday 4th March
11:00– 16:00 Family Fun Day // Packed with great activities from story telling and music workshops to art activities and dressing up. Meet historic characters and find out who has won the Art Competition.


Other Activities:
Mon 30 Jan– Fri 18 Feb | “Fun in Falmouth” Art competition //
Entry via participating primary schools. Finalists exhibition in the Spring Gallery Mon 27th February to Saturday 4th March

Mon 20 Feb— Sat 4 March | Falmouth Quiz Trail // Follow the clues and explore Falmouth’s historic past. Available from the box office for only 50p!








The Immersive Arctic: A Northern Sense of Place

Dr Janette Kerr PPRWA RSA Hons will talk about her recent work made while traveling through the High Arctic on a tall...

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Living History for Children // Falmouth History Week

Practice your acting skills with the experts from Scary Little Girls and bring the characters of old Falmouth to life...

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