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Talks

Thursday 26th March 7:30pm
Theatre

Bill Scott, Artistic Director of Miracle Theatre Company, In Conversation

 Bill Scott 1Bill will tell the story of the company he started in 1979, its progression from street performance to becoming part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio, from presenting a primitive adaptation of the Cornish Ordinalia, through three-handed history shows for English Heritage, acclaimed adaptations of Shakespeare, experiments with digital technology, to the production of a 90-minute feature film, Tin, due for release in 2015.

Bill has worked on every one of Miracle’s 60 projects, as performer, writer or director. The conversation will be illustrated with film clips and other material from the company’s archive.

Tickets: £6 (adult), £5 (Members and concessions) + £1 Poly fund per ticket

Tuesday 31st March 7:30pm
Bar

Writing the Civil War in Cornwall: Exploring the Facts in the Fictions

Du Maurier, Q, and E. V. Thompson, to name but a few, have all portrayed Cornwall’s experience during the Civil War.  How close to the historical fact were they?  author and historian Steph Haxton will explore the inspiration authors have taken from these tumultuous times.

A Local History talk, brought to you by Falmouth Local History and Research Group.

Come early for a drink and comfy seats! Bar open from 7.00 p.m.  Book early – limited to 45 seats.

£5/£4 concessions (plus Poly fund £1)

 

 

Tuesday 28th April 7:30pm

A History of Methodism in Cornwall

County archivist, David Thomas, will share his extensive knowledge of Methodism, with reference to archival sources held at Cornwall Record Office, including the Wesley brothers’ early visits to Cornwall and photographs of 19th century tea treats.

A Local History talk, brought to you by Falmouth Local History and Research Group.

Come early for a drink and comfy seats! Bar open from 7.00 p.m.  Book early – limited to 45 seats.

£5/£4 concessions (plus Poly fund £1)

Thursday 28th May 7:30pm
Theatre

An Evening With Vanessa Whitburn

Come and spend an evening with the longest running editor of any soap opera in the world!  Vanessa Whitburn was Editor of The Archers for 23 years.  She retired in 2013 after a distinguished career in both radio and television drama.  Headline grabbing stories during her time as Editor included Brian Aldridge’s affair with Siobhan, Ed Grundy’s fathering of Emma’s child while she was about to marry his brother Will – the press called this story ‘Who’s the Daddy?’, the imprisonment of Susan Carter for helping her brother escape from a prison van and the death of Nigel Pargetter.

During the foot and mouth crisis of 2001, Vanessa’s team won plaudits for their storyline concerning Brookfield under threat.

Under Vanessa’s leadership, listening figures to The Archers rose to over 5 million and in latter years the programme frequently topped the podcast charts. The serial also gained many awards including the Sony Gold, Mental Health in the Media and several Television  and Radio Industries Club awards.

In 2012 Vanessa was given an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, The University of Hull and in the 2013 New Year’s Honours list she was delighted to accept an OBE from The Queen for  services to radio drama.