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Talks // Coming up

What's on - Thu 5 October~Thu 12 October
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6 October
Friday
6:30pm

Performance Poetry by Vanessa Kisuule at FIAFest

Vanessa Kisuule is a writer and performer based in Bristol. She has won over ten slam titles including The Roundhouse Slam 2014, Hammer and Tongue National Slam 2014 and the Nuoryican Poetry Slam.

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16 October
Monday
7:00pm

FBF: Louis de Bernières in Conversation

Join Louis de Bernières, the celebrated author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, as he talks about his new Cornish-based novel.

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17 October
Tuesday
7:00pm

FBF: Robin Ince: Bibilomaniac

Award-winning comedian and bibliomaniac Robin Ince heads off on a celebratory tour of the places books can take us to.

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18 October
Wednesday
7:00pm

FBF: Ben Okri, Tiger Work

Novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, and activist Ben Okri issues a call to arms in our fight against climate change.

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19 October
Thursday
7:00pm

FBF: James Holland: Writing History

Award-winning historian James Holland looks back on some of the lesser-known stories of the Second World War.

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20 October
Friday
6:30pm

FBF: Natasha Walter with Cathy Rentzenbrink: Beyond Grief

Feminist and human rights activist Natasha Walter talks to Cathy Rentzenbrink about her memoir, written in the wake of her mother's death.

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21 October
Saturday
11:00am

FBF: Charles Clover: Saving Our Oceans

Charles Clover talks about his landmark manifesto for saving our oceans, reimagining a world of cleaner, healthier water for everyone.

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21 October
Saturday
2:00pm

FBF: The Granite Kingdom - A Cornish Journey, with Tim Hannigan

Join Tim Hannigan in search of the real Cornwall, where historical myths fight with holiday fantasies and the reality of rural life.

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21 October
Saturday
4:00pm

FBF: The Best of Cornish, with James Strawbridge & Friends

Join us for a celebration of the best of Cornish food with some of the region’s most respected food writers.

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21 October
Saturday
6:00pm

FBF: Booker Winning Novelist Eleanor Catton in Conversation

Join the Booker-winning novelist as she reflects on her writing life and the influence of Macbeth, climate change, and social media.

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22 October
Sunday
12:00pm

FBF: The Secret Gardens of Cornwall with Tim Hubbard

Tim Hubbard takes us behind the scenes of the best horticultural locations in the Duchy.

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22 October
Sunday
2:00pm

FBF: Catrina Davies in Conversation with Raynor Winn

Raynor Winn interviews Cornish-based writer Catrina Davies as they discuss the portrayal of rural West Country lives.

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22 October
Sunday
4:00pm

FBF: Nina Stibbe in conversation

Nina Stibbe delivers a funny and poignant account of a year-long break from married life in Cornwall.

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22 October
Sunday
6:00pm

FBF: Tim Key in Conversation

Tim Key wonders what the point of all is as he discusses his new poetry collection, Chapters.

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26 October
Thursday
6:00pm

AHL: Colourful Characters - Laura Knight’s Models

In this talk we look at some of the many models Laura Knight painted throughout her career.

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22 November
Wednesday
7:45pm

5 Duels that Actually Happened!*

....*we think!

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29 November
Wednesday
6:00pm

The Paul Smales Lecture: Goonhilly – Space and Music

Ian Jones, (CEO at Goonhilly Earth Station), explores the extraordinary world of space communications and music – how they are intertwined – and how music helps to explain some of the fundamental concepts of how things work – especially communication with space missions half a billion km away.

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30 November
Thursday
6:00pm

AHL: Alfred De Pass (1861 – 1952) Art Collector & Philanthropist

This lecture highlights some of the paintings and drawings De Pass gave to art galleries and museums in the UK.

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25 January
Thursday
6:00pm

AHL: Rural Realism: The Influence of Jules Bastien- Lepage

An art history talk showing the influence of French rural realist painter Jules Bastien-Lepage on 19th century art.

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28 February
Wednesday
6:00pm

Mordardh Surf and Sea Poetry

Mordardh – dive through the waves of surf and sea-inspired poetry in this captivating performance of words and photographs.

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29 February
Thursday
6:00pm

AHL: Norman & Alethea Garstin - Two Impressionists in Cornwall

An art history talk about father and daughter Norman and Alethea Garstin who were both Impressionist painters in Cornwall.

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28 March
Thursday
6:00pm

AHL: Alfred Wallis: Naïve Painter & Modernist Inspiration

This art history talk looks at the imaginative art of Alfred Wallis who was a genuine naive painter.

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Blood and Gore horror makeup tutorial for teens

Get ready for Halloween and fun learning how to use FX makeup techniques to create realistic blood and gore effects with...

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It's A Wonderful Life (U)

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like...

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CFF: 20,000 Species of Bees (12A)

Whilst sculptor Ane struggles under the weight of her marriage & financial troubles, one of her children, eight-year-old...

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