The Poly

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

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 20 September
Friday
07:30pm

An Evening with Gillian Burke

TALKS: Join us for a talk presented by the wonderfully talented Gillian Burke. Gillian joined the much-loved BBC seasonal wildlife series, affectionately known as ‘The Watches’ in 2018 alongside hosts Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan & Lolo Williams. Her filming experience has had her herding llamas in the high Andes to free-diving with swarms of sea snakes in the South China Sea; from crawling through rattlesnake dens in the Arizona desert to climbing a living, writhing mountain of cockroaches & centipedes in a bat cave in Borneo.

More information 21 September
Saturday
07:30pm

Minding the Gap + Short Films

FILMS: The Poly, Skate Falmouth and Splendid Eye Torture present Minding the Gap, and a series of home-grown skateboarding short films for a one-off special screening . £1 from the sale of each ticket will be donated to the Falmouth Skatepark Project towards the new Falmouth community skate park.

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 24 September
Tuesday
07:00pm

Falmouth History Archive: Enys

TALKS: In this talk, Terry Chapman traces the influences that Enys had on neighbouring Mylor and then outlines the family's fluctuating fortunes from the Restoration to the present day,

More information 26 September
Thursday
07:30pm

How to Plant a Garden with Matt James

TALKS: Matt is a landscape designer, senior lecturer and author. Channel 4’s The City Gardener introduced Matt to the gardening public; the series was later broadcast around the globe. Two series about urban garden design in the US soon followed. Other notable television appearances include ITV’s Love Your Garden and BBC 2’s Great British Garden Revival.

More information 27 September
Friday
07:30pm

Ama-San

FILMS: For over 2,000 years, female shellfish divers, known as ama-san, have fished for abalone off the coast of Japan.

More information 28 September
Saturday
07:30pm

Port Erin

MUSIC: Purveyors of original genre-bending music, Port Erin draw inspiration from the likes of pioneering greats such as David Bowie, Miles Davis, Radiohead, Syd Arthur, and Talking Heads.

More information 30 September
Monday
07:30pm

The Souvenir

FILMS: Honor Swinton Byrne gives a star making performance in British director Joanna Hogg’s exquisite semi-autobiographical drama about a struggling young film student who gets knocked off her creative path after she becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

More information 1 October
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby screening: The Souvenir

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 1 October
Tuesday
07:30pm

The Souvenir

FILMS: Honor Swinton Byrne gives a star making performance in British director Joanna Hogg’s exquisite semi-autobiographical drama about a struggling young film student who gets knocked off her creative path after she becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

More information 2 October
Wednesday
07:30pm

History of the Fox Family Gardens

TALKS: One of the glories of Cornwall is the abundance of beautiful gardens which are to be found throughout the county. Of these gardens, the National Trust garden of Glendurgan is one of the great Cornish gardens. This acclaimed lecture has now been updated with some more recent photographs which show in particular his appreciation of how Glendurgan is maintained today.

More information 3 October
Thursday
07:30pm

Mean Girls: 15th Anniversary Screening

FILMS: If you’re still wondering whether butter is a carb or have found yourself personally victimised by Regina George, then prepare for some much-needed Mean Girls therapy.

More information 5 October
Saturday
07:30pm

The Poly Audio Sessions

MUSIC: A night of music from three local acts - Ross Dan Galt, Soul Sandwich, and Horses on the Beach!

More information 8 October
Tuesday
07:30pm

Bait

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.

More information 10 October
Thursday
07:30pm

The Tony Trust: An Illustrated Polar Explorers’ Evening

TALKS: Join us for an evening of fascinating talks from polar explorers Sue and Victoria Riches, and Antony Jinman.

More information 11 October
Friday
07:30pm

Oddbodies: King Lear

THEATRE: Adapted & performed by Paul Morel, directed by John Mowat with all of Oddbodies’ trademark physical ingenuity and visual flair, this is an inventive, irreverent and highly accessible take on one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant plays.

More information 12 October
Saturday
07:30pm

The Leylines

MUSIC: The Leylines are a five-piece band hailing from Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol). Since 2013, they have been bringing their unique blend of foot-stomping folk and full-blown festival rock to crowds across the UK.

More information 14 October
Monday
07:30pm

Mrs Lowry and Son

FILMS: A delicate and intimate story about the relationship between iconic British artist L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall) and his mother Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave), who he lived with until her death.

More information 16 October
Wednesday
07:30pm

For Sama

FILMS: Winner of the Best Documentary prize at Cannes, this intimate, visceral film tells the story of one woman's journey through love, motherhood, war and survival during five years of the Syrian conflict.

More information 19 October
Saturday
03:00pm

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - with Laser Show

FILMS: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was an instant film classic. For a whole generation who avidly turned the pages of the book or had it read aloud at bedtime it was a joyful expression of wonder in an increasingly darkening world. Now 18 years later this tale of true movie magic will once again cast its spell on the audience with a unique immersive screening using the magic of laser effects.

More information 24 October
Thursday
07:30pm

Can Art Change the World?

TALKS: Join a provocative exploration of the role of art in disrupted times with experts, practitioners and activists, and help us consider whether in Cornwall, a region full of potential and problems, the arts can be part of the answer.

More information 25 October
Friday
07:45pm

Storytelling: Spooky Tales with Gary Cordingley

THEATRE: As the autumn takes hold and the nights grow longer, join Gary Cordingley for an evening of spooky tales for grown ups that will entertain and enthral you, send a shiver down your spine and colour your dreams, with darkness!

More information 29 October
Tuesday
06:30pm

Pottery Throwing Course

WORKSHOPS: This six session throwing course takes place on Tuesday evenings between 18:30 and 20:30. This course is open to all abilities, whether you're a novice potter or are looking to hone your skills on the wheel.

More information 1 November
Friday
07:30pm

Waves Film Festival

FILMS: We are happy to announce the newly launched Waves Film Festival will be kicking off their first ever event with us, they will be presenting a collection of some inspiring ocean going films, full of creativity and adventure, join us for an evening of all things ocean related.

More information 14 November
Thursday
07:30pm

The Tony Trust: An Illustrated Adventurers’ Evening

TALKS: Join us for an evening of fascinating talks from adventurers Benedict Allen and Duncan Falconer.

More information 20 November
Wednesday
05:00pm

Falmouth Civic Society: David Chapman

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 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 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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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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The Poly Bar

Our cosy bar is open 30 minutes before each performance and for intervals, with a range of drinks including local beers, ales and ciders.

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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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19 September
Thursday
7:30pm

Steve

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.

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More ComedyComedy // Coming up

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24 January
Friday
8:00pm

Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy

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.

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More MusicMusic // Coming up

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28 September
Saturday
7:30pm

Port Erin

Purveyors of original genre-bending music, Port Erin draw inspiration from the likes of pioneering greats such as David Bowie, Miles Davis, Radiohead, Syd Arthur, and Talking Heads.

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More TheatreTheatre // Coming up

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20 September
Friday
7:00pm

Murder Mystery Night @ All Saints Church

All Saints as you have never seen it before, is going to be transformed into René Artois’s Cafe, for one night only. (Cheese will be provided for your ears in case Madame Edith starts her cabaret act)!

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More ExhibitionsExhibitions // Coming up

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9 September
Monday
10:00am

Paul and Taz

Paul & Taz are Falmouth based artists working in two different mediums. Paul is a woodturner, and Taz has a varied selection of painting styles on paper and canvas.

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More TalksTalks // Coming up

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20 September
Friday
7:30pm

An Evening with Gillian Burke

Join us for a talk presented by the wonderfully talented Gillian Burke. Gillian joined the much-loved BBC seasonal wildlife series, affectionately known as ‘The Watches’ in 2018 alongside hosts Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan & Lolo Williams. Her filming experience has had her herding llamas in the high Andes to free-diving with swarms of sea snakes in the South China Sea; from crawling through rattlesnake dens in the Arizona desert to climbing a living, writhing mountain of cockroaches & centipedes in a bat cave in Borneo.

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More WorkshopsWorkshops // Coming up

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18 September
Wednesday
6:30pm

Intermediate Ceramics

Develop your knowledge of working with clay, build on your existing skills and explore the processes of ceramics, working at your own pace. As you develop your skill set and design ideas further, this practical course will enable you to learn further glazing and firing techniques, and refine your own personal style.

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More Community ActivitiesCommunity Activities // Coming up

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19 September
Thursday
10:30am

The Poly Death Cafe

An opportunity to gather together to share experiences, thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears around death and dying in a safe supportive place.

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