The Poly

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

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 with Q&A

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. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sarah Outen.

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 2 December
Monday
07:30pm

Sorry We Missed You

FILMS: Ken Loach examines the ruinous cost of zero-hours contracts with gut-wrenching honesty and searing integrity in this incendiary story of one working class family’s struggle to achieve anything but basic survival in austerity Britain.

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 18 December
Wednesday
07:30pm

Jazz at The Poly: December

MUSIC: Alex Hutton, described by the great Ronnie Scott as ‘great British talent and a wonderfully natural pianist’ is a wonderfully creative composer and player’. With four original and uniquely atmospheric albums to his name, and with a fifth on its way, it is very fantastic to have Alex and the brilliant bassist Yuri Goloubev bringing their exciting music to Jazz at the Poly for a rousing seasonal celebration!

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 13 January
Monday
06:30pm

Beginner Handbuilding Ceramics Course

WORKSHOPS: The perfect introduction to ceramics, take part in our six week beginner's course. Handbuilding is one of the oldest forms of pottery, allowing you to make pots, bowls, plates and more, using just your hands and basic tools.

More information 15 January
Wednesday
06:30pm

Intermediate Handbuilding Ceramics Course

WORKSHOPS: Develop your knowledge of working with clay, build on your existing skills and explore the processes of ceramics. This six weeks is Saggar Firing. Saggar firing is a ceramic boxlike container which allows reduction/smoke firing in an electric kiln the results from this method are very exciting.

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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More FilmsFilms // Coming up

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20 November
Wednesday
7:30pm

Home with Q&A

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. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sarah Outen.

More information Check times : Book
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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.

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

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21 November
Thursday
7:30pm

People's String Foundation: Res Publica

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.

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More TheatreTheatre // Coming up

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4 December
Wednesday
7:00pm

A Cornish Carol

Over the course of one miserable, mizzly, Cornish night, join miserly Scrooge and a gaggle of ghostly ghouls who force him to revisit his PAST(y), explore his (Ker)NOW and decide if his FUTURE will Come-to-Good. From the team that brought you Trevithick, The Cornish Caretakers and HIRETH, comes this irreverent, new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic featuring Ed Rowe, Jenny Beare and Mary Woodvine. Weaving physical comedy, music and gags a-plenty, A CHRISTMAS CORNISH CAROL is a festive treat for the whole family.

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More ExhibitionsExhibitions // Coming up

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18 November
Monday
10:00am

Here and Now

HERE AND NOW EXHIBITION ‘The 5 ’ have formed as like-minded artists and educators who have worked together for 25 years within secondary education. We as a group have always remained practising artists, sharing our skills with each other. Two years ago, we decided to formalise this partnership as ‘The 5 Collective’ exhibiting in and around Cornwall. The 5 consists of 4 permanent artists who invite a 5th guest artist to contribute to exhibitions.

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More TalksTalks // Coming up

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20 November
Wednesday
5:00pm

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

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 Check times : Book
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More WorkshopsWorkshops // Coming up

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20 November
Wednesday
10:00am

Pottery Drop In Session

These sessions are perfect for established ceramicists and artists who’d like to access workshop facilities and equipment.

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