The Poly

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

More information 9 February
Thursday
07:30pm

Soft Machine

MUSIC: From their earliest performances as a psychedelic band who were contemporaries of, and shared stages with, Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, all the way to being one of Europe’s best known ‘fusion’ groups, Soft Machine has influenced several generations of bands, and continues to be name-checked by today’s hip experimentalists.

More information 11 February
Saturday
01:30pm

Make Your Own Leather Wallet Workshop

WORKSHOPS: Come down to The Poly to join this exclusive two-person workshop and make your own personalised, carved wallet!

More information 11 February
Saturday
07:30pm

Aftersun (12A)

FILMS: The stunning debut from Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells, Aftersun juxtaposes a hopeful coming-of-age story with a poignant, intimate family portrait that leaves an indelible impression.

More information 14 February
Tuesday
01:00pm

Valentines Clay Heart Painting Childrens Workshop

WORKSHOPS: Come down to The Poly this Valentines Day and paint some pre made clay hearts.

More information 15 February
Wednesday
07:30pm

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne: Portraits of a Life (PG)

FILMS: Exhibition on Screen is thrilled to be bringing back one of its most successful ever films, dedicated to the life and work of Paul Cézanne. A revealing film about a man dubbed ‘the father of us all’ by Matisse and Picasso.

More information 17 February
Friday
11:00am

Piratical Weapons of the 7 Seas

FAMILY: Join as Captain Killigrew shows off and demonstrates some of the most piratical weapons and share tales of how he has used them on the high seas across the globe. Suitable 6+

More information 17 February
Friday
02:00pm

Forbidden Artefacts for Ages 5-7: Museum on Wheels

FAMILY: Forbidden Artefact-Touch, draw and get lost in your imagination as you explore forbidden artefacts from all over the world, with award winning explorer Charlotte Austwick. Suitable Ages 5-7.

More information 17 February
Friday
07:00pm

Dreams, Jungles, and Exploration: An Evening with Charlotte Austwick

TALKS: Award winning explorer and Royal Geographical Society Fellow Charlotte Austwick, once again, adventures to Southwest England and returns to The Poly, Falmouth to share the news of her latest expeditions.

More information 23 February
Thursday
07:30pm

Wandering…But Not Lost (12A)

FILMS: Wandering . . . But Not Lost is an intimate account of Mingyur Rinpoche's four-and-a-half-year retreat interspersed with Rinpoche’s own guidance in applying Buddhist wisdom to our daily modern lives that will touch—and inspire—audiences everywhere.

More information 25 February
Saturday
05:30pm

One Day Play

THEATRE: Join Smashed Window for the performance of One Day Play, a play we made in a day! A comedy, a tragedy, a panto or a musical? Come along and find out!

More information 25 February
Saturday
07:30pm

Withnail & I (15)

FILMS: Bruce Robinson's celebrated cult comedy starring Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann.

More information 28 February
Tuesday
06:00pm

Silk Paper Making Workshop

WORKSHOPS: Learn the art of silk paper making, where the fibres are intertwined between mesh and the natural gum pasts them together creating beautiful and delicate effects.

More information 28 February
Tuesday
07:30pm

The Colour Room with Script Writer Q&A (PG)

FILMS: THE COLOUR ROOM is a drama, set in Stoke in the 1920s, in which a potter has ideas that may transform a business, if she can persuade the owners to believe in them.

More information 2 March
Thursday
07:30pm

The Whale (15)

FILMS: A reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

More information 3 March
Friday
07:30pm

Lee Rahn Debut Album Release with Special Guest

MUSIC: A special one-off performance from one of Falmouth's favourite local singer/songwriters.

More information 4 March
Saturday
07:30pm

Till (12A)

FILMS: TILL is a US drama, based on real events from the 1950s, in which the mother of a 14 year old boy who was lynched in Mississippi seeks justice for his murder.

More information 8 March
Wednesday
07:00pm

An Evening with Guy Shrubsole – The Lost Rainforests of Britain

TALKS: Guy Shrubsole embarks on an awe-inspiring journey through the Atlantic oakwoods and hazelwoods of the Western Highlands and the Lake District, down to the rainforests of Wales, Devon and Cornwall, mapping these under-recognised ecosystems in exquisite detail and revealing their hidden histories, natural wonders and cultural inspiration.

More information 9 March
Thursday
10:00am

Kintsugi Experience: Behold The Broken & Mend to Make New

WORKSHOPS: The art of Kintsugi embodies new beauty made through imperfections. It’s an artistry of mending broken pieces through gold, symbolically representing how brokenness in our lives can transform to places of beauty.

More information 9 March
Thursday
07:30pm

Eo (15)

FILMS: EO is a Polish drama in which a performing donkey is separated from its loving stage partner and goes on a journey encountering new friends and foes.

More information 10 March
Friday
07:30pm

The Countrymen Spring Tour

MUSIC: Five seasoned musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as original material.

More information 11 March
Saturday
07:30pm

TAR (15)

FILMS: Set in the international world of Western classical music, the film centers on Lydia Tár, widely considered one of the greatest living composer-conductors and the very first female director of a major German orchestra.

More information 13 March
Monday

Pottery workshop: Beginner's Handbuilding

WORKSHOPS: Our six-week courses give you the perfect introduction to ceramics: learn the techniques of pinch pots, coil pots and slab making, and experiment with decorative methods such as slip and glazing. Weekly on Mondays.

More information 15 March
Wednesday

Pottery workshop: Intermediate

WORKSHOPS: A six-week course for those who would like to develop their existing skills and start to gain knowledge in a broader range of building, firing and glazing techniques. Weekly on Wednesdays.

More information 15 March
Wednesday
07:30pm

Exhibition on Screen: Mary Cassatt: Painting The Modern Woman (PG)

FILMS: Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine and real, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art.

More information 16 March
Thursday
08:00pm

Read Between The Wines

TALKS: Read Between the Wines is a book group with a difference. Simultaneously celebrating the art of wordsmithery and the beauty of wine craft, we pair our book group read with a selection of three choice wines and open the floor to taste, discover and discuss.

More information 17 March
Friday
07:30pm

Women Talking (15)

FILMS: Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave. In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith.

More information 23 March
Thursday
07:30pm

Broker (12A)

FILMS: BROKER is a South Korean drama in which a woman who abandons her baby at a church becomes unexpectedly involved in the world of infant trafficking.

More information 25 March
Saturday
08:00pm

Dreaming Walls: Inside The Chelsea Hotel (15)

FILMS: The New York Chelsea Hotel is being renovated into a luxury hotel. In the chaos of the construction, the remaining residents hold on and try to keep the bohemian spirit alive.

More information 15 April
Saturday
07:30pm

Billie Bottle’s Temple of Shibboleth Plus Solarference

MUSIC: Billie Bottle’s Temple of Shibboleth incorporates a scintillating blend of mythic prog with jazz and pop.

More information 5 May
Friday
07:30pm

A Sketch Show

COMEDY: Expect appearances from imaginary girlfriends, a confused Yorkshireman & the mysterious Pine Nut (what are those?) as Jack & Jordan go full silly. And do some really good acting. Obviously.

More information 23 May
Tuesday
07:30pm

Iona Lane

MUSIC: Come down to The Poly to see Iona Lane deliver poetic songs inspired by the landscape and natural world.

More information 28 May
Sunday
02:00pm

Science Adventures: Deep Sea

THEATRE: We will be heading to the bottom of the sea with Coppice Theatre for an exciting aquatic adventure!

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The Poly Makers Guild

Shop inspiring works by local artists and artisans, including jewellery, ceramics, glass and prints in our makers Guild.

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Solskinn Coffee & Cocktail Haus

Head to our cosy bar for incredible food, cocktails and speciality coffee. Open during Poly daytime hours, late on Friday and Saturday evenings, and alongside Poly events.

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Falmouth History Archive

The Falmouth History Archive is led by a friendly and committed group of volunteers who have a wealth of knowledge about Falmouth and its history.

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More FilmsFilms // Coming up

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11 February
Saturday
7:30pm

Aftersun (12A)

The stunning debut from Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells, Aftersun juxtaposes a hopeful coming-of-age story with a poignant, intimate family portrait that leaves an indelible impression.

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More ComedyComedy // Coming up

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18 February
Saturday
8:00pm

Apocalypse Kernow

One of the best Cornish zombie apocalypse comedies ever made. Fresh from the Ed Fringe Greg Winders brings you an OnComm-nominated comedy that answers the tough questions like will a Cornish zombie still go jam first on their cream tea?

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More MusicMusic // Coming up

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9 February
Thursday
7:30pm

Soft Machine

From their earliest performances as a psychedelic band who were contemporaries of, and shared stages with, Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, all the way to being one of Europe’s best known ‘fusion’ groups, Soft Machine has influenced several generations of bands, and continues to be name-checked by today’s hip experimentalists.

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More TheatreTheatre // Coming up

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10 February
Friday
8:00pm

Cirqulesque Cabaret: Love Don't Judge Valentines Special

Love Don't Judge is a show dedicated to celebrating EVERYONE! The performers come to the stage with empowering circus, drag, burlesque, and dance to make you laugh, blush and cheer.

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More ExhibitionsExhibitions // Coming up

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7 February
Tuesday
10:00am

Lucy Willow: Unfurling Fern – Introducing the new RCPS Medal Exhibition

Lucy’s art work will be shown alongside information about the history of the RCPS medals, first awarded in the 1830s. The Poly’s early history saw it established solely to exhibit and promote new inventions from the fields of Science, Industry and the Arts. The relaunch of the medal awards will celebrate the range of exciting, innovative work taking place in Cornwall today.

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More TalksTalks // Coming up

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17 February
Friday
7:00pm

Dreams, Jungles, and Exploration: An Evening with Charlotte Austwick

Award winning explorer and Royal Geographical Society Fellow Charlotte Austwick, once again, adventures to Southwest England and returns to The Poly, Falmouth to share the news of her latest expeditions.

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

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7 February
Tuesday
3:45pm

Cygnets Art School | After School Art Classes for Ages 5-12

Fantastic weekly term-time art class teaching step-by-step, traditional drawing, painting and sculpture. Unique projects; experienced teachers, and professional quality materials.

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More Community ActivitiesCommunity Activities // Coming up

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25 February
Saturday
5:30pm

One Day Play

Join Smashed Window for the performance of One Day Play, a play we made in a day! A comedy, a tragedy, a panto or a musical? Come along and find out!

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

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7 February
Tuesday
3:45pm

Cygnets Art School | After School Art Classes for Ages 5-12

Fantastic weekly term-time art class teaching step-by-step, traditional drawing, painting and sculpture. Unique projects; experienced teachers, and professional quality materials.

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