Archives

Film : ‘St Just Ordinalia – 2021’ ( Cert. PG )

Film : St Just OrdinaliaFilm : ‘St. Just Ordinalia’
(Cert. PG)

In September, 2021, at the historic site of Plen an Gwari, St Just, there was a series of open-air repertory performances of all three Ordinalia plays (Origo Mundi, The Passion and The Resurrection).

The epic production gave audiences an opportunity, if desired, to join in with Cornish Language, dancing and sea-song sessions, watch Cornish wrestling, listen to the history of St Just’s Plen an Gwari and to wander along the town trails and heritage walks.

The cast perfectly created and delivered the aim of the original plays to impress the Christian bible stories on the local population.  With creative, moving, dramatic, witty and farcical scenes adapted from the original by local playwright Pauline Sheppard, the actors, supported by a 34-strong choir, performed at the top of their game.

Over 150 costumes were designed and made for the cast. A team of 27 set builders helped to create and build the set and, in all, over 230 volunteers helped to make the dream a reality.

Watch the trailer for this epic production, below.

The film version being shown of this unique occasion includes scenes from each of the three plays,complete with an introduction, interviews and other special features.

This is your opportunity to re-live this remarkable event, or to experience for the first time, this extraordinary celebration of Cornish heritage and culture.

‘The spirit of St Just’s Ordinalia should be bottled up and made available on the NHS!’ ; Ted Lean, Project Director

‘This was a successful, major community event that could not fail to arouse intense admiration and not a little envy from any outsider’ ; Professor Sally Mackey, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Door Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Film screening starts at 7.30pm
( Running times is 125 minutes including an interval )

Reserved Seats
Free On-Site Parking

Tickets in advance : Standard : £5.00  
( £6.00 On The Day )
Click Here to Book Online Now
Or
Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
Or
Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, St Austell, Liskeard or Bodmin.

Behind The Postcard

BEHIND THE POSTCARD

Live performance and new films created as response to Cornwall’s role in hosting the G7 summit

What is its legacy?

We’re inviting everyone to join us for an evening of live performance, film, and debate, developed by creative partners Hall for Cornwall, Creative Kernow, Wildworks and Screen Cornwall.

The show  has 6 performers :  Elaine Claxton, Steve Jacobs, Cat Lake, Charlotte Bister, Bec Applebee & Berry Cruse.  They will give readings of material written by locally based writers.  There will also be  a number of new, short, commissioned films  screened on the night.

The second part of the evening is a panel for discussion: what’s next for St Austell in response to the G7?

This event was commissioned by Cornwall Council in partnership with the Cabinet Office, Arts
Council England and National Heritage Lottery Fund.

All tickets: £10.00

Click here for tickets

The Colour Room : Clarice Cliff’s bizarre life, and how it came to the big screen

Claire Peate : 'Clarice Cliff'The Colour Room :
Clarice Cliff’s bizarre life, and how it came to the big screen

The Colour Room is Sky Cinema’s latest release, due to be streamed and in cinemas this autumn.
Join Claire Peate, the film’s award-winning screenwriter, as she explores and reveals the incredible rags to riches story of Clarice Cliff, a lowly factory worker from The Potteries, who dared to not accept her station in life, and went on to became an Art Deco pioneer.

The Colour Room stars Matthew Goode (The Crown, Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game), David MorriseyKerry FoxAdrian RawlingsBill Paterson and Phoebe Dynevor, who played Daphne Bridgerton in Netflix’s 2020 worldwide hit Bridgerton, as Clarice Cliff.The Colour Room is directed by Claire McCarthy (The Luminaries, Ophelia).

The film follows the journey of a determined, working class woman, Clarice Cliff, as she breaks the glass ceiling and revolutionises the workplace in the 20th century.

Clarice Cliff (Dynevor) is a vivacious young factory worker in the industrial British midlands of the 1920s. Bursting at the seams with ideas for colours and shapes, Clarice takes more and more dangerous risks – but she manages to stay one step ahead of the workhouse and impress the eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter (Goode) on the way with her talent and innovation.

Claire Peate is a novelist and BAFTA Rocliffe winning scriptwriter. Originally from the Midlands, she’s excited to be relocating to Cornwall next year.
Claire will be interviewed by former BBC Radio Cornwall Presenter & Producer and writer Tim Hubbard.

In this fascinating talk, you’ll hear about Clarice’s struggles and scandals, and how the film came to be made in the middle of a pandemic.

There’s even a chance to discover what Clarice Cliff smelt like!

Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £8.50
( £10.00 On The Door )
Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
Or Buy your Tickets at Tourist Offices in Bodmin, St Austell & Truro

Film : ‘Bait’ (Cert.15)

Film : 'Bait' (Cert.15)Director: Mark Jenkin.
Stars: Ed Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Giles King & Simon Shepherd.

Film critic, Mark Kermode writes: “My favourite film of 2019 was Bait, the breakthrough feature from Cornish film-maker Mark Jenkin.  An authentic portrait of tensions between locals and tourists in a once-thriving fishing village, it was shot with clockwork cameras on grainy 16mm stock, which Jenkin hand-processed in his studio in Newlyn.” 

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin (Ed Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village.
The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences.

Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s BAIT is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change.

★★★★★‘One of the defining British films of the decade’ The Guardian
★★★★’One of the most extraordinary movie experiences of the year’ The Times
★★★★‘A startling message in a bottle’ Evening Standard
★★★★’A small marvel’ Financial Times
★★★★★’A timeless work of art’ Empire
★★★★’A cult classic in the making’ Time Out
‘A masterpiece’ The Daily Telegraph
‘The Best British drama of the year so far’  The Daily Mirror

2019, UK.
89 minutes.
Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
          You’re Booking the Sunday, 8th March screening !!
Click Here to Book Your Tickets In Advance Now : Standard : £5.00
(No Concessions)
Or Phone 01726 879500
Or Buy Tickets at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Truro, St Mawes, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives.

Film : ‘Bait’ (Cert.15) SOLD OUT – TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR SECOND SCREENING ON SUN 8TH MARCH

Film : 'Bait' (Cert.15)Director: Mark Jenkin.
Stars: Ed Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Giles King & Simon Shepherd.

Film critic, Mark Kermode writes: “My favourite film of 2019 was Bait, the breakthrough feature from Cornish film-maker Mark Jenkin.  An authentic portrait of tensions between locals and tourists in a once-thriving fishing village, it was shot with clockwork cameras on grainy 16mm stock, which Jenkin hand-processed in his studio in Newlyn.” 

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin (Ed Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village.
The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences.

Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s BAIT is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change.

★★★★★‘One of the defining British films of the decade’ The Guardian
★★★★’One of the most extraordinary movie experiences of the year’ The Times
★★★★‘A startling message in a bottle’ Evening Standard
★★★★’A small marvel’ Financial Times
★★★★★’A timeless work of art’ Empire
★★★★’A cult classic in the making’ Time Out
‘A masterpiece’ The Daily Telegraph
‘The Best British drama of the year so far’  The Daily Mirror

2019, UK.
89 minutes.
Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Click Here to Book Your Tickets In Advance Now : Standard : £5.00
(No Concessions)
Or Phone 01726 879500
Or Buy Tickets at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Truro, St Mawes, Launceston, Penzance, St Ives.

“Hireth” – A Film of the Theatre Show and a “Making of” Documentary film.

Hireth

Date: Wednesday, 6th November 2019
Time: 7.00pm

Tickets: £5.00 / Concessions : £4.00

“Hireth”
(Cornish word meaning ‘longing for home’ )

A Film of the Theatre Show and the Making of a Documentary 

1914. West Cornwall. Harry Elton is starting a new life below the ground mining for tin.

Across the channel, a great war rages.

When the British Army arrive with an unexpected offer, Harry and his friends swap the dirty, dark and dangerous tunnels of Geevor for the deadly underground warzone beneath the Western front.

‘You battle everyday with nature. You fight to drag minerals from the ground. You’re already fighters. You’re already warriors. Its time for you to lend those skills to the war effort’.

This epic production tells the untold story of Cornwall’s forgotten war heroes and the unique impact they had on the First World War.

Featuring a cast of professional actors and a community chorus, ‘Hireth‘ marked the centenary of the end of World War 1 in the Grade-II listed St Just Miners’ Chapel in November 2019.

Cornwall World Heritage Site is delighted to support the showing of the Hireth film in communities in Cornwall and West Devon.