The Poly

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

More information 11 October
Tuesday
06:00pm

Crochet Foundation for Beginners

WORKSHOPS: Crochet Foundation for Beginners is a three week course that covers the foundational skills you need to start your crochet journey.

More information 11 October
Tuesday
07:30pm

Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes (12A)

FILMS: A compelling film about the the birth of Reggae. Untold stories, unsolved murders and unreleased music drive this documentary from journalist and reggae music curator Reshma B.

More information 13 October
Thursday
07:30pm

Love Around The World With Directors Q&A (12A)

FILMS: From deep within the Amazonian forests and remote villages in the Himalayas to the world's largest metropolises, this stunning documentary shows us 33 different stories.

More information 15 October
Saturday
02:00pm

Where is Anne Frank (PG)

FILMS: RESCHEDULED SCEENING Where Is Anne Frank is a stunning new animated feature film from award-winning director Ari Folman (Waltz With Bashir). A vital reimagination of one of the most important books ever to be published: Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl, the film shows that Anne Frank's history is not only about the past, but about our future.

More information 15 October
Saturday
07:30pm

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (18)

FILMS: The big-screen version of Hunter S. Thompson's seminal psychedelic classic about his road trip across Western America as he and his large Samoan lawyer searched desperately for the "American dream"... they are helped in large part by the huge amount of drugs and alcohol kept in their convertible, ‘The Red Shark’.

More information 17 October
Monday
07:30pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Raynor Winn: Landlines

TALKS: Join Raynor Winn for a welcome return to the book festival as she celebrates the publication of her latest book Landlines, the follow-up to her international bestselling nature memoirs The Salt Path and The Wild Silence.

18 October
Tuesday
10:00am

StreetDraw 24 - Exhibition

EXHIBITIONS: Come down to The Poly and see the work created during this years StreetDraw!

More information 18 October
Tuesday
02:00pm

Falmouth 100 Years Ago

TALKS: Discover interesting stories about life in Falmouth in the early 1920s!

More information 18 October
Tuesday
07:30pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall in Conversation

TALKS: Join celebrated food campaigner and cookbook writer Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall as he celebrates the publication of his latest book and talks about his inspirations, the value of great ingredients and the role that nostalgia plays in our food choices.

More information 19 October
Wednesday
07:30pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Telling The Story of Art

TALKS: Join two of our finest art historians, Katy Hessel & Michael Bird, as they discuss their latest books and pose the question: who gets to tell the story of our art?

More information 20 October
Thursday
06:30pm

Falmouth Book Festival - George Monbiot: The Future of Food

TALKS: George Monbiot is one of our most significant environmental campaigners and the winner of this year's Orwell Prize for journalism. He’s coming to Falmouth to talk about the climate crisis and the need to change the way we eat before it’s too late.

More information 20 October
Thursday
08:30pm

Eric Ravilious: Drawn To War (PG)

FILMS: Eric Ravilious is as compelling and enigmatic as his art. Set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspire him, Margy Kinmonth’s film brings to life this brilliant but still grossly undervalued British artist. Caught in the crossfire of war 80 years ago, Ravilious’s legacy largely sank without trace, until now.

More information 21 October
Friday
06:30pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Paterson Joseph: The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho

TALKS: One of Britain's best-loved actors, Paterson Joseph comes to Falmouth to talk about his utterly captivating debut novel The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho.

More information 22 October
Saturday
02:00pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Sheila Hancock: Old Rage

TALKS: Join Sheila at Princess Pavilion as she opens up about her ninth decade.

More information 22 October
Saturday
03:30pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Rachel Joyce: Maureen Fry & the Angel of the North

TALKS: Rachel will be talking about the new novel, her storytelling craft, and her adaptation for the film of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

More information 22 October
Saturday
05:00pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Olia Hercules: Home Food

TALKS: Olia will be talking about Home Food, her latest and most personal book yet.

More information 22 October
Saturday
06:30pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Will Hodgkinson: 70s Britain and the Golden Age of Pop

TALKS: Join Times Rock and Pop critic Will Hodgkinson in conversation with Guardian music writer Laura Snapes

More information 22 October
Saturday
08:00pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Will Self In Conversation

TALKS: Will Self's Why Read is a cornucopia of thoughtful and brilliantly witty essays on writing and literature.

More information 23 October
Sunday
12:00pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Mensun Bound: The Discovery of Shackleton's Endurance

TALKS: Join Mensun Bound, the Director of Exploration on both expeditions, and a man dubbed "the Indiana Jones of the Deep”, as he brings to life the captivating story of Shackleton and his legendary ship, providing the perfect tribute to a monumental discovery.

More information 23 October
Sunday
01:30pm

Falmouth Book Festival - John Higgs: Bond & The Beatles

TALKS: Every now and then the cultural zeitgeist shifts in sudden and surprising ways. So it was on Friday 5th October 1962 when Dr No, the first Bond film, and 'Love Me Do', the first Beatles record were both released.

More information 23 October
Sunday
03:00pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Rebecca Humphries: Why Did You Stay?

TALKS: Join Rebecca as she talks to Arvon director Mary Morris about how writing about her experiences allowed her to take the question 'Why Did She Stay?' and own it.

More information 23 October
Sunday
04:30pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Natasha Brown: A Daring Debut

TALKS: In Natasha Brown's debut novel Assembly - one of the most talked-about novels of the last few years, - she tells the story of a Black British woman questioning the life she has assembled around her.

More information 25 October
Tuesday
10:30am

Autumn Stories around a Paper Bonfire

WORKSHOPS: Join artist Emily Luke for an autumn themed story workshop. Ages 5+.

More information 26 October
Wednesday
11:00am

Katie's Black Hole Adventure

THEATRE: Join Little Trebiggan as they take you on an adventure that is out of this world. Expect fun, frolics, musical fusion and a little bit of science in this untold and totally made up origin story of the person behind the worlds first picture of a black hole.

More information 28 October
Friday
07:30pm

The Thing: 40th Anniversary (18)

FILMS: In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien that has been buried in the snow for over 100,000 years.

More information 29 October
Saturday
07:30pm

The Lost Boys: 35th Anniversary (15)

FILMS: Sam and his older brother Michael are all-American teens with all-American interests. But after they move with their mother to peaceful Santa Carla, California, things mysteriously begin to change and the boys become convinced that Santa Carla is home to a group of bloodthirsty vampires.

More information 31 October
Monday
06:30pm

Horrors of Falmouth Halloween Tour

TALKS: This Halloween discover the moments of chilling horror that once played out in Falmouth’s streets.

More information 3 November
Thursday
06:30pm

The Paul Smales Lecture: Kurt Jackson - Cornwall, My Work and the Environment

TALKS: The Annual Paul Smales lecture will this year be presented by British contemporary Artist Kurt Jackson. A dedicated environmentalist and true polymath, Jackson’s holistic approach to his subject seamlessly blends art and politics providing a springboard to create a hugely varied body of work unconstrained by format or scale.

More information 4 November
Friday
07:30pm

Night of The Living Dead 1968 (15)

FILMS: Few films begin a genre, and fewer still manage to stand up to the modern eye as genuinely scary and horribly relevant. George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is a story of corpses rising from their graves, possessed by taste for human flesh.

More information 10 November
Thursday
07:30pm

Big vs Small (Rating: TBC)

FILMS: BIG vs SMALL is a modern-day fairytale stretching from the raging monster waves in the south 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. It's about trust, it's about letting go, and it's about what happens when two elite female champions share their extraordinary talent with each other. Because, the battle isn't on the wave

More information 12 November
Saturday
07:30pm

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (12A)

FILMS: HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah.

More information 15 November
Tuesday
06:00pm

Crochet Foundation for Beginners

WORKSHOPS: Crochet Foundation for Beginners is a three week course that covers the foundational skills you need to start your crochet journey.

More information 23 November
Wednesday
06:30pm

Unstable Monuments

TALKS: Artist Jesse Leroy Smith has curated numerous contemporary art exhibitions and projects in public sites and disused buildings across Cornwall that have brought together large groups of artists and local communities to reimagine these venues and their future use. His talk will explore how artists can transform places and contribute to cultural conversations.

More information 24 November
Thursday
07:30pm

The Big Lebowski (18)

FILMS: 'The Dude', Jeff Lebowski is unemployed and as laid-back as they come. That is until he becomes a victim of mistaken identity.

More information 3 December
Saturday
07:30pm

The Emperor's New Clothes

THEATRE: Sing, dance, and cry (mostly from laughter) in this vivid and outlandish Christmas show. Owl on the Roof will tell an epic tale of betrayal, lust and pigs…

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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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Solskinn Coffee & Cocktail Haus

Head to our cosy bar for incredible food, cocktails and speciality coffee. Open during Poly daytime hours, late on Friday and Saturday evenings, and alongside Poly events.

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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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11 October
Tuesday
7:30pm

Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes (12A)

A compelling film about the the birth of Reggae. Untold stories, unsolved murders and unreleased music drive this documentary from journalist and reggae music curator Reshma B.

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More ComedyComedy // Coming up

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11 November
Friday
7:30pm

Peri-meno...what now?

Join Nina on a hilarious journey through her symptoms, ways of coping and discussions of all things ‘lady parts’. Expect Comedy, song, rap and even a bit of contemporary dance.

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More MusicMusic // Coming up

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14 October
Friday
8:00pm

Jazz At The Poly: The Jesse Molins / Neil Burns Quartet

Jesse Molins and Neil Burns bring a unique take on jazz classics from the American songbook to the Poly with their ‘duo’ led quartet. Leading guitarists in the south-west, they both come with a lengthy list of top jazz players they have worked with in the UK, and in Europe. Something old, and something new for Jazz at The Poly!

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More TheatreTheatre // Coming up

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26 October
Wednesday
11:00am

Katie's Black Hole Adventure

Join Little Trebiggan as they take you on an adventure that is out of this world. Expect fun, frolics, musical fusion and a little bit of science in this untold and totally made up origin story of the person behind the worlds first picture of a black hole.

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More ExhibitionsExhibitions // Coming up

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4 October
Tuesday
10:00am

Julia Odell: Life And Landscapes Of Cornwall

A collection of paintings and drawings inspired by diverse scenes found in south and west Cornwall. The exhibition ranges from stunning iconic landmarks to extraordinary depictions of people in everyday life, including Falmouth docks, a local supermarket and road repair.

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More TalksTalks // Coming up

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17 October
Monday
7:30pm

Falmouth Book Festival - Raynor Winn: Landlines

Join Raynor Winn for a welcome return to the book festival as she celebrates the publication of her latest book Landlines, the follow-up to her international bestselling nature memoirs The Salt Path and The Wild Silence.

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More WorkshopsWorkshops // Coming up

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4 October
Tuesday
3:45pm

Cygnets Art School | After School Art Class for Ages 5-12

Fantastic weekly term-time art class teaching step-by-step, traditional drawing, painting and sculpture. Unique projects; experienced teachers, and professional quality materials.

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More Community ActivitiesCommunity Activities // Coming up

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4 October
Tuesday
3:45pm

Cygnets Art School | After School Art Class for Ages 5-12

Fantastic weekly term-time art class teaching step-by-step, traditional drawing, painting and sculpture. Unique projects; experienced teachers, and professional quality materials.

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