The Poly

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

More information 19 July
Friday
07:30pm

A Deal with the Universe

FILMS: This debut documentary from Jason Barker tells the incredible true story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his and his partner's life.

More information 22 July
Monday
06:30pm

Pottery Workshop: Mug

WORKSHOPS: This two hour workshop is just the thing for beginners who are eager to try their hand at ceramics! Make your own mug, jug, plate or bowl with the help of our head potter Karl Owen, who will guide you through the steps and teach you the basics of clay handling. We provide all the materials and tools needed, just bring along your imagination.

More information 22 July
Monday
07:30pm

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

FILMS: Graceful, irascible and unique: in 1984, John McEnroe was unassailable, the world's top ranked player as he approached the French Open. This documentary brilliantly adapts uncovered 16mm footage of McEnroe's incredible skill (and unholy temper) from the event, offering deeper insights into how he drove himself to be one of the all time great sportsmen.

More information 23 July
Tuesday
07:30pm

Beats

FILMS: A universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth, set to an electrifying 1990s rave soundtrack, Beats is a bittersweet coming of age story set in a small town in Scotland.

More information 24 July
Wednesday
01:00pm

Kids Pottery: Handbuilding Fun - Mythical Creatures

WORKSHOPS: Join us for family-friendly sessions where children can experience hands-on clay making activities during the school holidays - learning new skills in a fun environment with help from our master potter Karl! These sessions are for kids aged up to 10 years old.

More information 26 July
Friday
07:30pm

Jazz at The Poly: July

MUSIC: Andy is a prolific composer and arranger who is well known in Bristol, South Wales and West-country. He has played with countless visiting jazz soloists including Andy Shepard and Steve Davis, and played in many settings, including albums with Portishead, various theatre productions, and a number of TV and film soundtracks. With his quintet the repertoire combines Andy’s original compositions with rearranged and lesser known standards.

More information 30 July
Tuesday
07:30pm

Young Generation: Sister Act

THEATRE: The award-winning Young Generation are returning to The Poly with Sister Act, the feel-good musical comedy smash that has audiences jumping to their feet! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act is the ultimate sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

More information 31 July
Wednesday
01:00pm

Kids Pottery: Handbuilding Fun - Under the Sea

WORKSHOPS: Join us for family-friendly sessions where children can experience hands-on clay making activities during the school holidays - learning new skills in a fun environment with help from our master potter Karl! These sessions are for kids aged up to 10 years old.

More information 5 August
Monday
06:30pm

Pottery Workshop: Plant Pot

WORKSHOPS: This two hour workshop is just the thing for beginners who are eager to try their hand at ceramics! Make your own mug, jug, plate or bowl with the help of our head potter Karl Owen, who will guide you through the steps and teach you the basics of clay handling. We provide all the materials and tools needed, just bring along your imagination.

More information 5 August
Monday
07:30pm

We The Animals

FILMS: Documentarian Jeremiah Zagar’s debut narrative feature is a fluid, dream-like adaptation of Justin Torres’ best-selling autobiographical novel about a mixed-race family with three inseparable young sons in upstate New York.

More information 7 August
Wednesday
01:00pm

Kids Pottery: Handbuilding Fun - Animal Masks

WORKSHOPS: Join us for family-friendly sessions where children can experience hands-on clay making activities during the school holidays - learning new skills in a fun environment with help from our master potter Karl! These sessions are for kids aged up to 10 years old.

More information 9 August
Friday
07:30pm

Diego Maradona

FILMS: After providing the definitive portrait of motor racing star Ayrton Senna, director Asif Kapadia turns his focus onto another of South America’s most iconic sport stars with this stunning portrait of the controversial, yet sublimely talented, Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona.

More information 10 August
Saturday
07:30pm

Yesterday

FILMS: What if you were the only man on Earth able to remember the iconic music of The Beatles? Jack's career as a singer-songwriter is not going well. His friend Ellie thinks he’s got talent, but no one else agrees. But after a mysterious blackout, it turns out he’s the only one who can recall the Fab Four’s back catalogue. With the iconic songs in his arsenal, he becomes world famous, but at what cost?

More information 12 August
Monday
07:30pm

The Cold Blue

FILMS: Extraordinary, never before seen color footage shot by one of the greatest directors, William Wyler, puts you 30,000 feet over Nazi Germany, battling killer flak, enemy fighters and minus 60 degree temperatures. All the odds were stacked against returning home alive - whilst men died to bring this harrowing footage into cinemas today. Now, you can fly alongside the last surviving heroes who flew, who fought and who risked their lives.

More information 13 August
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby: The Cold Blue

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 15 August
Thursday
07:30pm

Jazz at The Poly: August

MUSIC: This exceptional group of players brings an exciting programme of original and classic jazz compositions, played in unique styles, arrangements and combinations of players. This is a one-off concert not to be missed!

More information 16 August
Friday
07:30pm

Booksmart

FILMS: Actor Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut rewrites teen movie cliches to tell a smart, inclusive story that fizzes with superb set pieces and hilarious performances.

More information 17 August
Saturday
07:30pm

Exhibition on Screen: Painting the Modern Garden

FILMS: Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from the Royal Academy of Art, London.

More information 19 August
Monday
07:30pm

Pavarotti

FILMS: Using footage from concerts, interviews and the Pavarotti family archives, Howard goes beyond the iconic public figure to reveal the man himself. Charting his rise from humble beginnings in Northern Italy through to superstardom, Pavarotti lifts the curtain on the great tenor as a husband and father, a committed philanthropist, and a fragile artist who had a complex relationship with his unique talents.

More information 19 August
Monday
07:30pm

Parent & Baby Screening: Pavarotti

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 20 August
Tuesday
07:30pm

Preview: Bait with Q&A

FILMS: Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s remarkable new film is a timely and funny, yet poignant tale that gets right to the heart of a Cornish community facing an unwelcome change. This special preview screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Mark Jenkin.

More information 22 August
Thursday
07:30pm

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

FILMS: This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in the work of revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf, known for redefining our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves.

More information 26 August
Monday
07:30pm

Gloria Bell

FILMS: Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée spending her days at a straight-laced job and her nights on the dance floors. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating.

More information 27 August
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby screening: Gloria Bell

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 28 August
Wednesday
01:00pm

Kids Pottery: Handbuilding Fun - Mythical Creatures

WORKSHOPS: Join us for family-friendly sessions where children can experience hands-on clay making activities during the school holidays - learning new skills in a fun environment with help from our master potter Karl! These sessions are for kids aged up to 10 years old.

More information 29 August
Thursday
07:30pm

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

FILMS: From a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo theatre in Harlem, the film follows her extraordinary journey across five decades as she reflects the passions and troubles of her times in her music and her life. Moving beyond conventional biopic, the film uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times so as to bring to life the context of Ella Fitzgerald’s unique career.

More information 5 September
Thursday
07:30pm

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

FILMS: Veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield’s (Kurt and Courtney, Whitney: Can I Be Me?) latest tells the beautiful yet tragic love story between musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

More information 9 September
Monday
07:30pm

Apollo 11

FILMS: An unmissable cinematic experience fifty years in the making, featuring out of this world, never seen before footage from the 1969 moon landing. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

More information 10 September
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby Screening: Apollo 11

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 12 September
Thursday
07:30pm

Jazz at The Poly: September

MUSIC: Born in South America and raised in Sweden, Annika is a highly celebrated multilingual jazz vocalist and song writer bringing a special blend of Scandinavian charm and Latin flavour to her jazz performance. She released her debut album Waters of March in 2017, and has been well received at several key jazz festivals and on BBC Spotlight. Featuring much in demand pianist Martin Jenkins, who Annika works closely with in several of her bands, the Skoogh-Jenkins Latin Quartet brings a rich and exciting blend of latin jazz to the Poly!

More information 13 September
Friday
08:00pm

Amy & The Calamities

MUSIC: Amy & The Calamities is the creation of solo artist Amy Wawn, a musician and singer-songwriter from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. As a solo performer, Amy’s style ranges from lively foot-stomping folk rhythms to the dirty-delicious sounds of delta blues on the slide guitar, accompanied by a dark, brooding vocal range, lilting melodies and thoughtful lyrics.

More information 14 September
Saturday
07:30pm

Touch Theatre: Splendour

THEATRE: What is the truth? As chaos draws ever closer, four women’s secrets begin to tumble and facades start to fall in celebrated screenwriter Abi Morgan’s Splendour. Truth eventually surfaces as revolution reaches the dictator’s sumptuous palace.

More information 16 September
Monday
07:30pm

Kursk: The Last Mission

FILMS: Director Thomas Vinterberg and a formidable cast — including Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, and Colin Firth — recreate the tragic final hours of the real-life nuclear submarine explosion that left the ship stranded at the bottom of the Barents Sea, while bureaucratic obstacles impeded rescue and their families’ search for answers.

More information 17 September
Tuesday
07:30pm

Kursk: The Last Mission

FILMS: Director Thomas Vinterberg and a formidable cast — including Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, and Colin Firth — recreate the tragic final hours of the real-life nuclear submarine explosion that left the ship stranded at the bottom of the Barents Sea, while bureaucratic obstacles impeded rescue and their families’ search for answers.

More information 19 September
Thursday
07:30pm

Steve

FILMS: Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. 12 men a day. 1 every 2 hours. One of those men was Steve Yates. But Steve was more than a number, he was a father, a son, a brother, and a friend. Director Ben Akers’s childhood best friend. In this documentary, Ben goes on a mission to look at why this is happening, and what men can do to help themselves. This screening will be followed by a discussion with the director Ben Akers.

More information 23 September
Monday
07:30pm

Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria)

FILMS: Pedro Almodóvar returns with a soulful semi-autobiographical story about an ageing film director reflecting on his personal and professional past.

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.

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19 July
Friday
7:30pm

A Deal with the Universe

This debut documentary from Jason Barker tells the incredible true story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his and his partner's life.

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More MusicMusic // Coming up

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26 July
Friday
7:30pm

Jazz at The Poly: July

Andy is a prolific composer and arranger who is well known in Bristol, South Wales and West-country. He has played with countless visiting jazz soloists including Andy Shepard and Steve Davis, and played in many settings, including albums with Portishead, various theatre productions, and a number of TV and film soundtracks. With his quintet the repertoire combines Andy’s original compositions with rearranged and lesser known standards.

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More TheatreTheatre // Coming up

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20 July
Saturday
4:00pm

Scruffy Mutt: The Wizard of Oz

Scruffy Mutt Theatre's youngest cast present their take on this classic and much loved tale. So get set for a magical journey into OZ, a land of enchantment where you'll meet witches, talking scarecrows, heartless tin men, cowardly lions...and flying monkeys!

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More ExhibitionsExhibitions // Coming up

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15 July
Monday
10:00am

'Entanglement'

Victoria Sewart Gallery has collaborated with The Cornish Seal Sanctuary’ with a project called ‘Entanglement’. They are creating some retail bracelets and pendants made from the ghost nets alongside a collection of ‘art jewellery’ created by all the staff at Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery all to raise awareness and highlight the issues of the ghost nets entangling the seals and damaging our seas and the marine life. The exhibition is on at Falmouth Poly from Monday 15th -20th July, and afterwards the retail pieces will be on sale in the seal Sanctuary’s gift shop with proceeds from the sales going to the charity.

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More WorkshopsWorkshops // Coming up

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19 July
Friday

Seal Pup Needle Felting

Soft Sculptor, Rachel Lewis, provides everything you need to create a gorgeous seal pup using the ancient and versatile art of needle felting in these 3-hour workshops. Created using ethically-sourced, naturally coloured UK wools, you'll learn the basics of this art form, giving you the confidence to needle felt at home.

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