The Poly

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

What's On Calendar

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Our Staff

Meet the team at The Poly.

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Jane Smith - Guild & Galleries Manager

Jane manages The Poly Guild, our contemporary gallery shop which stocks a curated range of original artwork, ceramics, prints and gifts created by talented local makers. As an experienced artist and ceramicist Jane also runs our exhibitions programme across two gallery spaces, and manages The Poly Pottery, offering a range of classes and workshops.

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Nat Willcox - Programme & Marketing Manager

Nat is our Programme & Marketing Manager and is responsible for curating a wide range of film, theatre, comedy and talks at The Poly and letting the world know about them! With an MA in Film and Television from Falmouth University, she has a passion for unique, independent film and stand-up comedy.

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Jane Birbeck - Senior Administrator

Jane B looks after everything back-office at The Poly, from finance to membership. With degrees in history and illustration and a background in marketing, communications and publishing, Jane is passionate about stories and pictures, and loves having a dig in the Falmouth History Archive. On days off she can be found drawing and foraging along the Cornish coast.

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Karl Owen - Head Potter

Karl is our head potter, responsible for delivering a range of courses, workshops and pottery services. Karl is an experienced ceramic maker specialising in Raku and Saggar firing. He has 30 years of teaching experience and welcomes potters of all abilities to our community pottery studio.

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Millie Jones - Administrator

Millie has worked for theatres and companies such as Kneehigh, the Hall for Cornwall, o-region, WildWorks, and Little Angel Theatre, in many and varied roles including Stage Manager, Production Assistant, Administrator and Art Department Assistant. Most recently, she worked with The Rat Affair, touring RAT in early 2020 – a show retelling the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin through live music and shadow puppetry. Alongside this, she has produced independent projects, and has managed to work in the ‘normal’ world too, most notably for The Guardian and business consultancy Just Add Water.

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CFF: South West Regional Shorts

A showcase of the best South West filmmaking talent, bringing worthy filmmakers to national attention ...

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The Guild Online Shop

Our online shop has launched! Click 'The Guild Shop' in the header bar to see it now. ...

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Lockdown Art

This Lockdown Art Group was formed in March 2020 as the country went into official Lockdown. This was a spin-off from...

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