The Poly

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The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

More information 27 January
Monday
07:30pm

Little Women

FILMS: Lady Bird writer/director Greta Gerwig’s take on the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women each determined to live life on her own terms as they come of age in the aftermath of the American Civil War - is both timeless and timely.

28 January
Tuesday
10:00am

The Festival of Curious Puppetry: Exhibition

EXHIBITIONS: The Spring Gallery will be home to a marvellous collection of puppets from around the world, showing different techniques and makers.

More information 30 January
Thursday
07:30pm

Midnight Traveller

FILMS: Afghan filmmaker Hassan Fazili flees with his family to western Europe after receiving a Taliban death sentence in this powerful documentary.

More information 31 January
Friday
07:30pm

Waves Film Festival

FILMS: Waves Film Festival is back by popular demand! If you missed out on the first sell-out screening, this is your chance to pick up tickets to Waves Film Festival's first collection of incredible ocean-themed short films.

More information 1 February
Saturday
10:30am

The Festival of Curious Puppetry: Cinderella Ashputtel

THEATRE: This stylish and playful, inventive and imaginative reworking of the Cinderella story will delight both young and old.

More information 1 February
Saturday
07:30pm

Jojo Rabbit

FILMS: Writer/director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) brings his signature irreverent comedy to this smart anti-hate World War II satire, winner of the Audience Award at TIFF and nominated for 6 Academy Awards (including Best Picture).

More information 7 February
Friday
07:30pm

The Countrymen

MUSIC: Six seasoned 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 7 February
Friday
07:45pm

National Storytelling Week: Story Slam

THEATRE: A fun night of open mic storytelling for grown ups and chance for you to tell a true story from your life, or just listen to others telling theirs - hosted by Gary Cordingley.

More information 8 February
Saturday
08:00pm

National Storytelling Week: Tristan & Iseult

THEATRE: Tristan & Iseult is one of the great love stories, spanning the lands and seas of Cornwall, Ireland and Brittany. Highly acclaimed storyteller Katy Cawkwell picks a clear, brilliant path through this many-layered legend, touching her listeners with the excitement, beauty and tragedy of this timeless tale.

More information 10 February
Monday
07:30pm

Ordinary Love

FILMS: Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville star in this intimate and sensitively-handled drama about a couple dealing with breast cancer.

More information 12 February
Wednesday
07:30pm

The Festival of Curious Puppetry: Meet Fred

THEATRE: A cloth puppet fights prejudice every day. Fred just wants to be part of the real world, to get a job and meet a girl, but when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control. This Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 sell out hit contains strong language and puppet nudity.

More information 14 February
Friday
07:30pm

Fran & Flora with Pop Up Restaurant

MUSIC: Described as "a string duo bound for glory" by Max Reinhardt (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction) Fran & Flora are quickly becoming one of the capital's most sought-after bands. This evening will be accompanied by a pre-show pop-up restaurant from Pea Souk - perfect for Valentine's Day!

More information 15 February
Saturday
07:30pm

1917

FILMS: Award-winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Spectre) teams up with renowned cinematographer Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049, Sicario, Skyfall) for this elaboratively choreographed WWI drama.

More information 17 February
Monday
07:30pm

1917

FILMS: Award-winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Spectre) teams up with renowned cinematographer Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049, Sicario, Skyfall) for this elaboratively choreographed WWI drama.

More information 20 February
Thursday
06:30pm

The Festival of Curious Puppetry: The Dark Crystal with Q&A

FILMS: One thousand years ago, the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos has began. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Brian and Wendy Froud, the designers of The Dark Crystal.

More information 22 February
Saturday
07:30pm

The Bikes of Wrath

FILMS: A story of adventure and humanity in the American heartland, The Bikes of Wrath follows five Australian friends attempt to cycle 2600kms from Oklahoma to California in honour of the mighty westward migration undertaken by ‘The Grapes of Wrath’s’ Joad family.

More information 22 February
Saturday
08:00pm

Emilio Ayto Guitarist

MUSIC: Emilio Ayto is a guitarist based in Falmouth, Cornwall. His repertoire combines classical guitar with film soundtracks, alternative rock music, and his own compositions. He uses effects pedals and extended techniques to create a sound that is both innovative and unique to him.

More information 24 February
Monday
07:30pm

Waves

FILMS: Cracks begin to show in the perfect façade of a young athlete’s life in Trey Edward Shults’ (Krisha, It Comes at Night) palpable and unexpected drama about one family's dramatic unravelling and redemption. It's one of the year's most dazzling cinematic achievements.

More information 25 February
Tuesday
07:45pm

Arms & Armour: A Closer Look for Writers

WORKSHOPS: Do you write or want to write, historical or fantasy fiction? Want to get a closer look at what your characters might use or wear? Come and find out with Swashbuckling Cornwall! Open to writers of all levels and disciplines who want to get a real feel for their work.

More information 28 February
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 29 February
Saturday
07:30pm

The Festival of Curious Puppetry: RAT

MUSIC: The Rat Affair are proud to present RAT - The Pied Piper of Hamelin reimagined through live music and shadow puppetry.

More information 2 March
Monday
07:30pm

The Personal History of David Copperfield

FILMS: Master satirist (and avid Dickens fan) Armando Iannucci brings David Copperfield fizzing to life with this gloriously frenetic, hilarious adaptation.

More information 3 March
Tuesday
07:45pm

Herbs to Help You Sleep

TALKS: Join local herbalist Belle Benfield for a talk introducing you to plants you can use and grow at home to enhance healthy, restful slumber.

More information 4 March
Wednesday
07:30pm

An Evening with My Darling Clementine

MUSIC: A labour of love on multiple levels, My Darling Clementine – the sobriquet of spouses Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish – began as a homage to classic country duets of the 60’s and 70’s á la George & Tammy and Johnny & June. During the past 7 years they have played over 600 shows, won numerous awards and have more than earned their own bona fides, with their wry yet heart-on-sleeve songcraft spotlighting the vagaries of romance and the human condition, and their match-made-in-heaven harmonies.

More information 6 March
Friday
07:00pm

FMC: Women in Science

TALKS: Join Falmouth Marine Conservation for their second celebration of women working in science. Following their immensely popular event last year, they have enlisted three more incredible women to talk about their journey into science, and what they encountered along the way.

More information 7 March
Saturday
07:30pm

Shextreme Film Tour

FILMS: Leading the charge for gender equality in adventure filmmaking, Shextreme’s UK tour takes the best of the 2019 festival out on tour, electrifying audiences with an exciting and inspiring celebration of adventurous, active women.

More information 7 March
Saturday
07:45pm

The Festival of Curious Puppetry: Beguiled: Cat Mother and Les Hommes Vide

THEATRE: Two children meet a beguiling woman by a bridge on their way home from running an errand for mother. She offers them secrects and dancing but only if they can be REALLY naughty. Can their mothers warnings of the arrival of the Catmother ward them off their perilous course?

More information 9 March
Monday
07:30pm

The Lighthouse

FILMS: This psychological thriller from Robert Eggers (The Witch) follows the slow descent into madness of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote New England island at the turn of the 19th century.

More information 11 March
Wednesday
07:00pm

The Festival of Curious Puppetry: Curious School of Puppetry presents!

THEATRE: A range of work from the students of the 2020 Curious School of Puppetry!

More information 13 March
Friday
08:00pm

Tony Law: Identifies

COMEDY: Multi award-winning comedian, Tony Law returns to The Poly this March with another hour of critically acclaimed, unmissable surreal comedy art.

More information 16 March
Monday
07:30pm

Parasite

FILMS: From the imagination of Bong Joon Ho, this must-see blackly comic thriller finds a family of grifters worming their way into an upper-class family’s perfect world.

More information 21 March
Saturday
02:00pm

Luna: A Play About The Moon

THEATRE: A rich feast of storytelling, music, puppetry, history and science, celebrating humanity’s fascination with our closest cosmic companion.

More information 21 March
Saturday
07:30pm

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

FILMS: Winner of Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at Cannes (where it received rave reviews and was widely considered the best film of the festival), Céline Sciamma’s striking fourth feature is an exquisite tale of female desire, hidden love, art, and the gaze.

More information 27 March
Friday
07:30pm

Cunningham

FILMS: Cunningham is a cinematic experience about legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham.

More information 28 March
Saturday
08:00pm

SOLD OUT - Hazel O'Connor: Breaking Glass

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.

More information 30 March
Monday
07:30pm

Emma

FILMS: Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma.

More information 31 March
Tuesday
12:30pm

Parent & Baby screening: Emma

FILMS: 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 2 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 3 April
Friday
11:00am

Piratical Swashbuckling for Kids

WORKSHOPS: Join Captain Killigrew and to learn how to swashbuckle like the best pirates on the seven seas!

More information 4 April
Saturday
07:30pm

Theatre Nation: Waiting for Godot

THEATRE: For his hilarious, poignant and unforgettable play, Beckett created one of the great comedic double acts in modern theatre. Once famously described as ‘a play in which nothing happens, twice’, Theatre Nation bring their customary wit, humour and flair for highly expressive physical theatre to Beckett’s masterpiece.

More information 6 April
Monday
07:30pm

Little Joe

FILMS: Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes its owner happy.

More information 21 April
Tuesday
06:30pm

Pottery Throwing Course

WORKSHOPS: Our head potter Karl will teach you the basics of pottery throwing, starting with throwing basic cylinders and then developing your skills to help you make more complicated forms - covering bowls, jugs and mugs, as well as turning, firing and glazing techniques. Our class size for this course is limited to three spaces - so there will be plenty of opportunity for one-to-one tuition.

More information 1 May
Friday
08:00pm

Gelong Thubten

TALKS: Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author from the UK. He is a world pioneer in mindfulness meditation teaching, with over 20 years’ experience working with schools, universities, hospitals, businesses, prisons and addiction centres. He trains staff at major corporations such as Google, and is regarded today as one of the UK’s most influential meditation teachers.

More information 22 May
Friday
07:30pm

Rachael Dadd

MUSIC: Contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is on a strong path with so much interest and support from DJs, tastemakers, her contemporaries and key people in the music industry. She has been gaining the reputation as a pioneering and thought provoking artist unafraid to push the boundaries of folk and pop.

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27 January
Monday
7:30pm

Little Women

Lady Bird writer/director Greta Gerwig’s take on the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women each determined to live life on her own terms as they come of age in the aftermath of the American Civil War - is both timeless and timely.

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More ComedyComedy // Coming up

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13 March
Friday
8:00pm

Tony Law: Identifies

Multi award-winning comedian, Tony Law returns to The Poly this March with another hour of critically acclaimed, unmissable surreal comedy art.

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More MusicMusic // Coming up

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7 February
Friday
7:30pm

The Countrymen

Six seasoned 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.

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More TheatreTheatre // Coming up

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1 February
Saturday
10:30am

The Festival of Curious Puppetry: Cinderella Ashputtel

This stylish and playful, inventive and imaginative reworking of the Cinderella story will delight both young and old.

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

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28 January
Tuesday
10:00am

The Festival of Curious Puppetry: Exhibition

The Spring Gallery will be home to a marvellous collection of puppets from around the world, showing different techniques and makers.

More information
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More TalksTalks // Coming up

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30 January
Thursday
6:30pm

The Festival of Curious Puppetry: Soup Night - Joy Haynes

These Thursday evenings are open to anyone with an interest in puppetry and the many related art forms. Each week our Curious puppetry students make Soup and invite a guest speaker to join us to talk about their work and inspirations. Join us for a chance to eat, relax, be inspired, network and share in the progress of the Curious School of Puppetry!

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More WorkshopsWorkshops // Coming up

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25 February
Tuesday
7:45pm

Arms & Armour: A Closer Look for Writers

Do you write or want to write, historical or fantasy fiction? Want to get a closer look at what your characters might use or wear? Come and find out with Swashbuckling Cornwall! Open to writers of all levels and disciplines who want to get a real feel for their work.

More information Check times : Book
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18 February
Tuesday
7:45pm

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 in The Poly bar.

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