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Talks // Coming up // Mark Jenkin, Charlie Carroll and Catrina Davies: Real Cornish Life?
17 October
Sunday
12:00pm

Mark Jenkin, Charlie Carroll and Catrina Davies: Real Cornish Life?

In his debut novel, The Lip, Falmouth-based writer Charlie Carroll tells the story of a vulnerable young woman living alone in a caravan on the Cornish coast. He uses her story to explore the unseen side of Cornwall, where the shifting uncertainties of the future breed resentment and mistrust. Patrick Gale called it an "unsparing debut novel [that] portrays the unromantic side of Cornwall few visitors see and which so many novelists choose to overlook." 

Catrina Davies memoir, Homesick: Why I live in a Shed tells her deeply personal story of a country-wide housing crisis, that grapples with class, economics, mental health and nature. It shows how housing can trap us or set us free, and what it means to feel at home. 

Charlie and Catrina will be joined by Mark Jenkin, the West Cornwall-based filmmaker whose BAFTA-winning feature film BAIT became a significant breakout arthouse hit in 2019.

They will be discussing why working class Cornish voices are seldom heard in mainstream culture and exploring the way in which Cornwall is so often portrayed as an idealised landscapes of bucket-and-spade holidays and second homes.

TICKETS

Adults: £7, Students: £5 

A £1 Poly Fund payment will be added to each ticket sold.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD IN THE MAIN GALLERY AT THE POLY  

 

 

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