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The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society
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.
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.
FAMILY: Join us for this family workshop that takes place across a Sunday Afternoon. We will begin by collecting seaweed samples from Castle Beach in order to create a single piece of community artwork. During seaweed collection we will record the exact location that samples were collected from on the beach.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Come down to The Poly for Live music, Singing, Poetry, Drag and much more at this arts event for Transgender and Queer individuals to share their artistic talents.
THEATRE: TRE is a complex story about family, forgiveness and finding yourself in the face of lost dreams.
FAMILY: Travel to the armoury of the great castle of Camelot, home to King Arthur’s court and his Knights! Suitable for ages 5+
FILMS: Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels, the film is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can't seem to finish her taxes.
FILMS: Two teenagers discover they are magically and intermittently swapping bodies. When a disaster threatens to upend their lives, they must journey to meet and save their worlds.
FILMS: A reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.
TALKS: In the nineteenth century, Cornwall’s engineers lead the world in the construction of steam engines of unprecedented power and efficiency.
FILMS: Robert Fripp and the members of prog-rock giants King Crimson look back on 50 years of art, discipline and transcendence in this fascinating, funny and moving film.
MUSIC: Billie Bottle’s Temple of Shibboleth incorporates a scintillating blend of mythic prog with jazz and pop.
TALKS: Marine plastic pollution is one of the most visible environmental problems of our time – but has it made us miss the elephant in the room? Cornwall Science Community hosts a Café Sci event with Claire Wallerstein. Claire will be presenting her Cornwall Climate Care film: Under the Surface.
FILMS: The 13-year-old boys Léo and Rémis have a close friendship at school and in the flower fields where they and their parents pick the harvest for home. When schoolmates shoot a wedge into the relationship, the consequences are fatal.
FILMS: The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.
WORKSHOPS: Within this workshop you will learn a variety of embroidery techniques and stitches, create your own design and bring life to an old item of clothing (if you wish to bring one along).
FILMS: BIG vs SMALL is a modern-day fairy tale stretching from monster waves in Portugal to the dark stillness of a far-north, frozen Finnish lake. It's about power and strength on top of the water and facing demons under it.
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.
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.
FILMS: GODLAND is a Danish and Icelandic language drama, set in the late 19th century, in which a priest makes an arduous journey to build a church in a remote island community.
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.
FILMS: A childless woman forms a close bond with her boyfriend's young daughter in this wistful and bittersweet French drama, which contains strong scenes of sex and postcoital nudity.
FILMS: LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE is a Filipino comedy drama in which fiction and reality blur when a woman falls into a coma and is transported into her own screenplay.
THEATRE: Did you miss the last sell out show? Cirqulesque and Miss Lightning are back with Love Don’t Judge Take 2! 18+
FILMS: LOVING HIGHSMITH is a documentary film based on the personal writings of the prolific thriller novelist Patricia Highsmith.
MUSIC: A Brief History Of Music takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.
FILMS: A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
MUSIC: Come down to The Poly to see Iona Lane deliver poetic songs inspired by the landscape and natural world.
TALKS: Mike Jenks traces the origins of the Grove Hill estate, house, and gardens, intertwined with insights into the members of the Fox family who built it and lived there for around 150 years.
WORKSHOPS: Join coastal landscape artist Maggie Cochran for a relaxing early evening watercolour painting session.
THEATRE: Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-breaking, MANIC is a solo show that combines spoken word, puppetry, and theatre to ask whether it is possible to say you were violated without implicating a partner.
MUSIC: Defined both by his distinctive atmospheric approach to production and unique falsetto vocals, Tom Adams has established an unusual reputation for realising music across a diverse range of musical styles. With his recorded output ranging from melancholic piano-ambient works to synth driven electronic beats he explores a the full spectrum of emotions from intimate vocal performances through to euphoric and apocalyptic walls of distortion.
THEATRE: We will be heading to the bottom of the sea with Coppice Theatre for an exciting aquatic adventure!
TALKS: Bonnie Garmus will be joining us in Falmouth to talk all about Lessons in Chemistry and its incredible debut success. Bonnie will be in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink.
FILMS: This unflinching documentary explores how women are depicted in film and its effects on discrimination and abuse. Frequent clips contain nudity, sexual detail and sexual violence, but delivered through an educational lens.
TALKS: An exhilarating and deeply moving story of one man’s attempt to sea kayak the areas of the Shipping Forecast and his sister’s determination to tell his story.
Have a look at the calendar text here to see what's coming up.
Have a look at the calendar text here to see what's coming up.
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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 Check times : Book
John Hegley returns with a celebratory jamboree chock-full of daft and deft wordplay, sing-along numbers and against all advice, a selection of 'drawings' and other curiosities. Gape in baffled exhilaration as the much loved bespectacled poet lays out a treasury of new and selected potatoes for your enjoyment, drawing on his recently published book 'A Scarcity of Biscuit'. "Just because he is one of the funniest men alive, do not underestimate his dedicated gentleness." (Adrian Mitchell, New Statesman)More information Check times : Book
An absolute legend, and one of the finest folk vocalists to come out of the late 1960s, PENTANGLE'S Jacqui McShee will be appearing at The Poly accompanied by master of the acoustic guitar, Kevin Dempsey. Don't miss what will be their sole date in Cornwall!More information Check times : Book
TRE is a complex story about family, forgiveness and finding yourself in the face of lost dreams.More information Check times : Book
I Am Not Lost: an exploration into the feeling of belonging amongst our land, sea and heritage by virtue of ancient folklore through the medium of clay.More information
Join us for tales of (mis)adventures from the Albanian wilderness and some tough conservation lessons learnt along the way.More information Check times : Book
Join us for this family workshop that takes place across a Sunday afternoon. We will be collecting seaweed samples from Castle Beach to create a single piece of community artwork. Having logged the exact location of where samples were found, we will then head to The Poly for a pressing session to preserve the seaweed.More information Check times : Book
Come down to The Poly for Live music, Singing, Poetry, Drag and much more at this arts event for Transgender and Queer individuals to share their artistic talents.More information Check times : Book
Join us for this family workshop that takes place across a Sunday Afternoon. We will begin by collecting seaweed samples from Castle Beach in order to create a single piece of community artwork. During seaweed collection we will record the exact location that samples were collected from on the beach.More information Check times : Book