The Poly

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

More information 23 February
Saturday
04:00pm

Three Identical Strangers

FILMS: The astonishing true story of three 19-year-old men who make the chance discovery that they were identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents - but then later go on to uncover an extraordinary, disturbing secret about their unique situation.

25 February
Monday
05:00pm

The Wrecking Season with Q&A

FILMS: The Wrecking Season is essential for anyone who wants to understand the Gulf Stream and what if brings across the Atlantic from the Americas. The film is written and narrated by Nick Darke and filmed and directed by Jane. It is an expression of Cornwall’s place in the Atlantic community.

More information 25 February
Monday
07:30pm

Mary Queen of Scots

FILMS: Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) rejects the expectations for her to remarry and returns to Scotland to claim her rightful throne, but Scotland and England fall under the rule of the defiant Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty and throwing the idea of a peaceful kingdom into turmoil. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.

More information 27 February
Wednesday
10:00am

A Two-Day Colour Workshop with Mary Mabbutt

WORKSHOPS: This practical painting workshop will enable you to develop an understanding of the principles of colour contrast. It is based on the visual experience of seeing and making colour. By working directly on paper with gouache paint, you will be introduced to some fundamental principles and characteristics of colour.

More information 28 February
Thursday
07:30pm

RBG

FILMS: The Notorious RBG, AKA Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is a radical ground-breaker. Nominated as 107th justice to the United States Supreme Court, the quietly formidable 84 year-old with a Rockstar following works out and works hard. Through home movies, archive footage and interviews, this is an intimate portrait of a woman who has tirelessly and patiently fought to bring women into formerly exclusively male spaces, with a devoted husband as her most valued ally.

More information 1 March
Friday
08:00pm

Stuart Goldsmith

COMEDY: Stu's back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares. Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who've lost touch with all their old friends and can't eat just one pain au chocolat. Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions.

More information 2 March
Saturday
07:30pm

Sarah McQuaid

MUSIC: “The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous – which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill. Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences: “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever,” wrote The Huffington Post.

More information 4 March
Monday
07:30pm

Beautiful Boy

FILMS: Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell star in this raw and powerful tale based on the acclaimed memoirs from a father and son dealing with the son’s addiction to crystal meth.

More information 5 March
Tuesday
10:30am

Poly Parents // Beautiful Boy

FILMS: POLY PARENTS: 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. 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 6 March
Wednesday
07:30pm

Shextreme Film Tour 2019

FILMS: Shextreme Film Tour is back by popular demand! Our action-packed programme exclusively showcases U.K.'s first Women of Colour longboarding crew in Boarders without Borders bringing positive change alongside mountain biking through Iceland, weightlifting in Pakistan and many more mountain adventures.

More information 8 March
Friday
06:00pm

Women In Marine Biology: A Celebratory Evening

TALKS: Join us for an evening of celebration at the Poly with a welcoming drinks reception followed by a series of talks from three inspiring women in Marine Biology, followed by pasties and networking!

More information 9 March
Saturday
07:30pm

FECCLES: Hope Venture

THEATRE: Hope Venture is a phenomenally successful TV show that's success has swept the globe - politicians quote it, the President and Queen have favourite characters, and there is an internationally-celebrated Hope Venture Day, marking the release of the first episode. It is known as "The Harry Potter of cartoons" and is widely regarded as the most important and influential piece of media in history. It has just been announced that Hope Venture has been cancelled.

More information 11 March
Monday
07:30pm

Wild Cornwall: Out on the Edge w/ Q&A

FILMS: The film follows the turning year in Cornwall – ‘one of the most beautiful and dramatic places in Europe’ – winning a prestigious Silver Dolphin Award at Cannes. It showcases Cornwall’s ‘wild hear’ – the dramatic lives of many of our much loved species including breeding seabirds and peregrine falcons on the cliffs, dolphins, seals and basking sharks in the ocean, and bats and otters hunting in the streams that flow from moor to sea.

More information 12 March
Tuesday
07:30pm

Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku)

FILMS: Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking, Like Father Like Son) returns with this Oscar-nominated, Palme d'Or-winning masterpiece about the forces holding an impoverished family together on the outskirts of Tokyo.

More information 14 March
Thursday
07:30pm

Pipeline Theatre: Drip, Drip, Drip

THEATRE: Approaching difficult subjects with humour, Pipeline Theatre will make you laugh, cry and maybe see the world from a new perspective. Known for indelible characters and breathtaking production values, let them take you on a break-neck, darkly comic and taboo-busting journey through an NHS phantasmagoria.

More information 15 March
Friday
07:30pm

Pipeline Theatre: Drip, Drip, Drip

THEATRE: Approaching difficult subjects with humour, Pipeline Theatre will make you laugh, cry and maybe see the world from a new perspective. Known for indelible characters and breathtaking production values, let them take you on a break-neck, darkly comic and taboo-busting journey through an NHS phantasmagoria.

More information 16 March
Saturday
07:30pm

Alien: 40th Anniversary

FILMS: Join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ridley Scott's groundbreaking sci-fi film Alien - a must-see on the big screen!

More information 18 March
Monday
07:30pm

If Beale Street Could Talk

FILMS: In 1970s Harlem, newly pregnant Tish races against the clock to prove the innocence of her lover Fonny when he is falsely accused of rape. As he awaits trial, Tish desperately tries to find justice while her mother must decide how far she will go to secure her daughter's future.

More information 19 March
Tuesday
07:45pm

Falmouth History Archive: Market Street Through Time

TALKS: Part three in a series of talks on Falmouth's main streets, this talk will highlight buildings, characters and happenings in Market Street over the years.

20 March
Wednesday
10:30am

The Poly Death Café

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: An opportunity to gather together to share our experiences, thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears around death and dying in a safe supportive place. We warmly welcome you to meet with us on the 3rd Wednesday morning of each month from 10.30am- 12.30pm in The Poly bar/cafe. There is no charge, no need to book but we ask for a suggested donation towards tea, coffee and cake of £2.00.

More information 21 March
Thursday
07:30pm

Home of Springs, Trengwainton with Q&A

FILMS: The lyrical story of the people, plants and place, set within the West Cornwall landscape. With stunning panoramic aerial photography and specially commissioned music score, the documentary has been filmed over three years with unprecedented access. This film will be followed by a director Q&A.

More information 25 March
Monday
07:30pm

Boy Erased

FILMS: Boy Erased tells the courageous, true story of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe).

More information 28 March
Thursday
07:30pm

Bud, The Fisherman's Tale, and other excerpts

THEATRE: Bud reminisces about his love, Myrna. Bud racks his brain about their tumultuous relationship. He remembers. Recalls. Relives. He tells the tale of his marriage to Myrna. Bud speaks of the "L'il acid drops scorchin' holes in the starched napkin of our marriage" as his anxiety and melancholy rises to a bleak conclusion.

More information 29 March
Friday
07:30pm

The Countrymen

MUSIC: Six middle-aged 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 some original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, they love their county with a passion.

More information 30 March
Saturday
07:30pm

Scary Little Girls: Salon du Chocolat

THEATRE: This intimate storytelling salon celebrates the relationship between cocoa nibs and forbidden literature…Combining mouth watering chocolate treats with tales of the secret, banned and scandalous from authors such as Lord Byron, Mae West, Angela Carter and Joanne Harris.

More information 2 April
Tuesday
07:45pm

Shark Tales from the Conservation Front Line

TALKS: A double-bill of talks from Colin Speedie, Conservationist/Author and Paul Cox, Director of the Shark Trust.

More information 6 April
Saturday
01:00pm

Piano Recital // Marcelo Montes

MUSIC: Marcelo’s playing is both exhilaratingly close to the edge and elegantly tender; his repertoire includes Bach, Chopin and Rachmaninoff as well as some of his own compositions and those of Eric Satie.

More information 9 April
Tuesday
07:45pm

5 Duels That Actually Happened!

TALKS: Duelling, a most ancient and traditional way of settling disputes, be it over honour, wealth, love or something more unusual... Now is your chance to discover a series of unique duels from across time – hear the stories behind them, learn about the weapons that were used … and the ultimate results.

More information 12 April
Friday
08:00pm

Middle-Weight Theatre // amendments: A Play on Words

THEATRE: John Chesterton works in a world where political correctness is paramount. Fear of offending an increasingly sensitive populous is widespread, and any language deemed inappropriate or discriminatory is strictly forbidden to the company's "no" list. Rapidly, words vanish and phraseology begins to disappear from people's vocabulary, and while all around him conform, John seems to be the only one asking: if this censoring continues, will he soon be inhabiting a world where there is nothing left to say?

16 April
Tuesday
07:45pm

Falmouth History Archive: The Arwenack Archives - Lost & Found

TALKS: It is not widely realised that from the 17th century to the mid-20th century a huge collection of unique papers relating to Falmouth's history were stored at the Steward's office at Arwenack Manor. Within living memory, the entire collection was broken up and these irreplaceable items were scattered to the four winds. For the last 12 years Tom Weller has been trying to track down the missing estate papers. This is a talk about how he went on the search, what he has found and what is still missing.

25 April
Thursday
07:00pm

Cornish Slates Vol. II

FILMS: The first Cornish Slates event was such a roaring success that we’re doing it all again. A chance for new and emerging filmmakers to show Cornish work on a big screen, meet like-minded creators and discuss future projects. Whether you have some work that you'd like to share or want to see what Cornish filmmakers are currently producing, come along to this FREE event.

More information 3 May
Friday
07:30pm

Spencer James

MUSIC: Spencer James has seen phenomenal success in his 32 years as the lead vocalist and guitarist with the sixties legends The Searchers. The band performed in just about every prestigious gig in the world including Wembley Stadium (with Sir Cliff Richard), National Indoor Arena (millennium New Year with Sir Cliff), London Palladium, Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Gardens and tours have included: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, U.S.A. Canada,The Falkland islands, Europe, Middle East, and even did shows in “Las Vegas” and so many more around the world.

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From established names to the next generation

Truly local crafts including jewellery, ceramics, glass and prints at The Poly Guild.

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Relax with a pre-show drink

Come for a pre-show drink in our new bar, with wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Open 30 minutes before each performance and for interval drinks.

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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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23 February
Saturday
4:00pm

Three Identical Strangers

The astonishing true story of three 19-year-old men who make the chance discovery that they were identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents - but then later go on to uncover an extraordinary, disturbing secret about their unique situation.

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

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1 March
Friday
8:00pm

Stuart Goldsmith

Stu's back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares. Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who've lost touch with all their old friends and can't eat just one pain au chocolat. Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions.

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

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2 March
Saturday
7:30pm

Sarah McQuaid

“The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved,” writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous – which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill. Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah’s also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences: “I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever,” wrote The Huffington Post.

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More TheatreTheatre // Coming up

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9 March
Saturday
7:30pm

FECCLES: Hope Venture

Hope Venture is a phenomenally successful TV show that's success has swept the globe - politicians quote it, the President and Queen have favourite characters, and there is an internationally-celebrated Hope Venture Day, marking the release of the first episode. It is known as "The Harry Potter of cartoons" and is widely regarded as the most important and influential piece of media in history. It has just been announced that Hope Venture has been cancelled.

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

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22 April
Monday

Spring Open Exhibition

Submissions are now open for our inaugural curated arts show.

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More TalksTalks // Coming up

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8 March
Friday
6:00pm

Women In Marine Biology: A Celebratory Evening

Join us for an evening of celebration at the Poly with a welcoming drinks reception followed by a series of talks from three inspiring women in Marine Biology, followed by pasties and networking!

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

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27 February
Wednesday
10:00am

A Two-Day Colour Workshop with Mary Mabbutt

This practical painting workshop will enable you to develop an understanding of the principles of colour contrast. It is based on the visual experience of seeing and making colour. By working directly on paper with gouache paint, you will be introduced to some fundamental principles and characteristics of colour.

More information Check times : Book
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More Community ActivitiesCommunity Activities // Coming up

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20 March
Wednesday
10:30am

The Poly Death Café

An opportunity to gather together to share our experiences, thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears around death and dying in a safe supportive place. We warmly welcome you to meet with us on the 3rd Wednesday morning of each month from 10.30am- 12.30pm in The Poly bar/cafe. There is no charge, no need to book but we ask for a suggested donation towards tea, coffee and cake of £2.00.

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