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  • Wed
    21
    Feb
    2024
    Thu
    22
    Feb
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    WEDS 21st & THURS 22nd FEBRUARY, 2024 - 7.30pm

    Little Wander in association with PBJ Management present…

    Mike Wozniak: Zusa

    Ever wondered how Mike’s Great-Aunt Zusa made it from Poland to Luton with a war nipping at her heels?

    Here’s your chance to find out!

    As seen on Man Down (Channel 4) and Would I Lie To You? (BBC One). As heard on Small Scenes (BBC Radio 4), the St Elwick’s Neighbourhood Association Newsletter podcast and the Three Bean Salad podcast.

    In 2021, Mike charmed the nation with his appearance on the 11th series of Taskmaster on Channel 4. He then went on to guest on Sky's revamp of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and was the weekly winner on Richard Osman's House of Games.

    ...inspired brilliance... at its best Zusa resembles an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? crossed with Spike Milligan’s military memoirs... deliciously distinctive fun.”   The Standard

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Now :   All tickets: £16.00  in Advance  ( £17.50 on the day. )

    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street, Bodmin, Shire Hall, Liskeard, PIke Street and St Austell (at Rail Station)

    Duration: approximately 45 minutes per half plus interval
    Age guidance: 14+
    Artwork credit: Madison Coby
    Twitter: @mrmikewozniak

  • Mon
    04
    Mar
    2024
    7:00 PMAssembly Room, St Austell Arts Centre

    Landscape Theatre WorkshopAre you an adult or young person aged 16 and above passionate about theatre?
    Are you keen to join a community of like minded people?

    We are recruiting for our community theatre company!
    Stormbox Theatre Company is part of Cornwall Performing Arts and is dedicated to creating and producing a wide range of productions and performances giving our members a broad and exciting experience.

    We are looking for committed, passionate and dedicated people to come and make theatre with us!

    This opportunity is open to all levels of experience - so whether you’re already a seasoned performer or have never stepped foot in a rehearsal studio, a warm welcome awaits!
    Perhaps you are a college or university student looking to gain as much experience as possible, maybe you’ve been involved in community theatre for many years are are looking for a new creative challenge, or maybe you’ve always been an avid theatre lover and have always wondered what it might be like to tread the boards yourself - we want to hear from you!
    We have opportunities for actors, singers, dancers and musicians to join our team.

    We have put on this workshop to welcome new members.
    After this workshop, you will be able to sign up to join the company. You'll be able to work towards, and take part in, future productions, performances and projects.
    Membership will require ongoing commitment to scheduled rehearsals and productions.
    At the workshop, you’ll get an insight into the creative process and take part in some theatrical activities such as warm ups, devising and script work.
    Being a member of this group is very exciting! Together we create and produce theatre productions across a range of genres, so we have a variety of roles available to suit all.
    We can also offer opportunities to get involved in directing, costume design, staging, technical and more for those who wish.

    The £5.00 fee for this workshop will be deducted from your first membership payment.

    Book your place now and we’ll see you there!

    For this workshop, comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for movement will be perfect.
    Please also bring along a drink.
    Any questions or queries in the meantime please email : to.life@outlook.com

    Doors Open : 6.30pm. Workshop starts 7.00pm - Ends 8.30pm

    Click Here toBook Your Place Now !   Workshop Fee : £5.00 per person (in advance, please)

    Book Online or Phone 01726 63513 ( 9.00am to 8.00pm )
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in : Truro, St Austell, Bodmin and Liskeard

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2024
    8:00 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £16.00 (On The Day: £17.50 )
    CRBO Box Office :
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    Life is a stress: full of rushed breakfasts, angry people, internal conflict, and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
    But what happens when everything you thought was important – your problems, grievances against others, your very identity – simply disappears?

    Multi-award-winning and trail-blazing comedian, Paul Foot, is back on tour with Dissolve, his most personal, surprising and ground-breaking show ever.

    In the year 2022 AD something momentous changed for Paul, and in this show he will reveal how he discovered the secret of life on the outskirts of Lancaster.*

    Inevitably, along the way, Paul does get distracted by King Tutankhamun, the House of Lords, Sir Cliff Richard, officious lollipop ladies and what Jesus might have achieved if he’d been a plumber.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £16.00 (On The Day: £17.50 )
    CRBO Box Office :
    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street, Bodmin, Shire Hall, Liskeard, Pike Street and St Austell (at Rail Station)

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Johnny Cowling

    A Charitable Fundraising event in support of St Austell Town's Mayor's Charity : "Kernow Young Carers"

    Councillor Crystal Pearce, Mayor of St Austell is looking forward to her Charity Fundraising event  “An evening with Johnny Cowling” at the St Austell Arts Theatre.

    Her chosen charity is "Kernow Young Carers",  a charity dear to her heart, and very much hopes that the evening will raise a good amount of money for them.

    As well as the fun and laughter with Johnny Cowling, there will be a Pasty at the interval and a Raffle.

    Tickets for the event are £15.00  and can be obtained from St Austell Library either in person or by telephone.

    Be quick, they are selling fast!

    Tickets  in advance :  £15.00  (including a Pasty)

    Tickets On Sale at St Austell Library :
    In-Person at Library Help Desk
    Email : StAustellLibrary@liscornwall.org.uk
    Phone :  0300 1234 111
    Facebook :   StAustellLibrary
    Instagram : StAustell.Library

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Remi Harris 'Hot Club Trio'One of the UK’s most exciting guitarists, Remi Harris is joined by double bassist, Tom Moore, and rhythm guitarist, Chris Nesbitt, to present an enthralling evening of Gypsy Jazz and Blues.

    Combining musical virtuosity with passion and flair, this dynamic trio deliver a mesmerising show inspired by Django Reinhardt, Peter Green, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Pass.

    The Trio features Remi on a variety of acoustic and electric guitars playing an eclectic mix of original compositions, jazz standards and new arrangements of his favourite tunes.
    He has toured worldwide as well as performing at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.

    "He's an absolutely extraordinary musician" Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
    "Remi is a phenomenal player specialising in both Gypsy Jazz, and Blues guitar. He's a true master of both genres. His live performances have audiences totally mesmerised with his artistry, virtuosity, musicality, and deeply felt passion for his music"
    Martin Taylor MBE
    "Your playing is spectacular” ; Peter Frampton
    "a brilliant guitar player" ; Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music
    "a tremendously gifted player” ; John Etheridge
    "One of the UK's foremost gypsy jazz guitarists" ; Music Radar
    "The standard of playing is stunning" ★★★★★ Guitar Techniques Magazine
    "a remarkable musician" ★★★★ Jazz Journal
    “seriously good... a player of skill and versatility" ★★★★ thejazzmann.co.uk
    "extraordinary guitar talent" ★★★★ R2 Rock'n'Reel Magazine

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £16.50

    ( £18.00 On The Door - if available )
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )

    Book Online or Phone 01726 63513 ( 9.00am to 8.00pm )
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in : Truro, Boscawen Street, St Austell at Rail Station, Bodmin, Shire Hall and Liskeard, Pike Street

  • Fri
    12
    Apr
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    FRIDAY, 12th APRIL, 2024 - 7.30pm

    The Snake Davis Band

    A class act, making its only appearance in Cornwall!

     from soul through pop to jazz and world music, original material and classic sax pieces such as Gerry Rafferty's ‘Baker Street’ and Paul Simon's 'Still Crazy After All These Years'.

    Snake Davis by Steve Clark

    A Million Love Songs Later, Snake Davis and his band return to the St Austell Arts Centre for an evening of quality music, played by some of the best musicians in the business.

    Famous for writing and playing the instantly recognisable saxophone intro on Take That's “A Million Love Songs”, Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock soul and jazz sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield's “Change”, M-Peoples “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up”.

    He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Tina Turner to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse. Snake played on the last Eurythmics world tour, and tours Japan often with their rock hero Eikichi Yazawa.

    His greatest love however is to play intimate venues as himself, his own music choice with his favourite musicians. Playing the saxophone family as well as flutes, whistles and the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the Shakuhachi, and singing, it is his total passion and commitment to every note that draws people in.

    The Snake Davis Band has something for everybody, from floaty to dance-able, from soul through pop to jazz and world music, original material and classic sax pieces such as Gerry Rafferty's ‘Baker Street’ and Paul Simon's 'Still Crazy After All These Years'.

    The tight 4-piece band has Snake on saxes, vocals and woodwinds and is completed by keyboards, Bass guitar and Drums

    Expect infectious grooves and passionate melodies. The Snake Davis Band plays a mix of original material, their own interpretations of some timeless soul jazz and pop pieces and selections from the 'Classic Sax Solos' repertoire.

    A virtuoso saxophonist” DAILY TELEGRAPH

    Tickets: £19.00 (Advance); £22.00 on the day.

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2024
    6:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Seagrass and Maerl Evening

    Free 'St Austell Bay Seagrass & Maerl Evening'

    Join the Cornwall Wildlife Trust for evening of informative talks about some of our most important marine habitats.

    Throughout the talks, we will be exploring many aspects of these extraordinary local species including, the amazing wildlife and ecosystem they support, why they are so central to help tackling the nature and climate crisis as a blue carbon habitat, how we can protect it as a local community and more!

    We'll also be revealing the findings from our St Austell Bay Blue Carbon Mapping Project funded by the G7 Legacy Project through Natural England, including brand new results from our latest survey work.

    We will also be giving details about the new Community Conservation Project focused on Seagrass and how you can get involved.

    More information on speakers will be available soon!

    Where: St Austell Arts Theatre

    When: Thursday, 18th April, Starts at 6.30pm - 9.30pm
    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 6.00pm

    Tickets : This evening is completely FREE however Booking is required - Please Click Here !

    Car Parking: There is  free car park on-site. However,  we'd encourage car sharing where possible.

    This event has been made possible through the Your Shore.

     

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    MARTIN SIMPSON: A MASTER OF HIS ART

    FRI.19th APRIL - 7.30pm

    Tickets:  £18.00 (advance); £19.00 (on the day)
    CRBO Box Office :
    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,  and St Austell (at Rail Station)

    Martin Simpson has had the most nominations of any performer in the history of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
    32 nominations, 13 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice.

    The remarkable intimate solo performances of Martin Simpson go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass.
    He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

    “What’s it like being the best guitar player in the world…?” Martin’s modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer’s question recently, but the facts speak for themselves:

    40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent.
    Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.

    He is listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him Number 12 guitarist in the world.

    Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game.
    Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Martin is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving.
    He is a former winner of the Folk Album of the Year award for his album The Prodigal Son, which included his poignant and profound song “Never Any Good”.

    Martin continues to collaborate with a dazzling array of people from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons are among the great musicians he has worked with.

    In recent years, he has been a lynchpin in the award-winning Full English, and The Elizabethan Sessions.
    In 2015, Simpson recorded 'Murmurs', an exciting new album with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr.

    Martin's most recent album was released in November last year to the usual critical acclaim. ‘Home Recordings’ was recorded at his home by his regular producer, now neighbour Andy Bell, and finds Martin singing and playing, literally amongst his beloved guitar and banjo collection and out on his Peak District-facing porch.

    Martin is planning a new solo album for release next March on Topic Records. Always prolific, and never one to rest long without a guitar in his hands and a song in his head, Martin is genuinely thrilled to be back out on the road now - back where he loves to be - playing live.

    A virtuoso player without question, but above all Martin Simpson conveys his diverse treasure trove of material from the heart, performing with rare subtlety, intensity and honesty.
    A true master of his art.

    “Martin is in a class of his own. He is such an expressive player; he is ingenious in his use of the guitar. You can listen to one of his songs and three or four minutes in, he has only used the top four strings and not even played a bass note yet, and when he does, it feels like an orchestra coming in. His clarity of playing is just amazing.” Jackson Browne

    “One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene” ‘Sounds better than ever’ **** 4 Stars The Guardian

    “Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own.” ; The Times

    “Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.” ; Stephen Fearing

    ‘Simpson’s latest is a potent blend of the highest calibre…Simpson has never sung or played better’

    Photo Credit : Geoff Trinder

    CRBO Box Office :
    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,  and St Austell (at Rail Station)

  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2024
    8:00 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Jo Caulfield : Here Comes Trouble !Jo has appeared on Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, The John Bishop Show, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The Royal Variety Performance, and Richard Osman's House of Games. and many, many other top tv & radio comedy shows

    Voted Comedians’ Comedian of The Year 2021/2022, Jo Caulfield is quite simply one of the most consistently funny and creative comics in the country : The Guardian

    Here Comes Trouble is 90 minutes of razor-sharp observations and scandalous one-liners, as Jo gets her claws into everything (and everyone) that annoys her.

    Nominated as “the best female Stand Up in the country” (Chortle) and “one of the Top 100 Comedians” (Channel 4), Jo is a regular on Radio 4 and a returning guest on Breaking The News.
    Jo’s first book, “The Funny Thing About Death” was published in August 2023

    From yelling at strangers on trains (and many other places), to discussing ridiculous sexual fantasies and annoying her neighbours, Jo doesn’t mean to cause trouble; she just has the nerve to say out loud what everyone else is thinking!
    This is Jo Caulfield doing what she does best: pure Stand-Up.
    Just Jo, a microphone, and a bad attitude.

    "Packed with brilliant lines, embarrassing anecdotes and hilarious insights, Here Comes Trouble “will have you absolutely helpless with laughter.” - The Herald"
    “Sharp-witted comedy that goes down a treat.” The Times
    “One of the finest female comedians at work” - The Observer - 5_Stars
    “An evening of perfect comedy” - The Metro - 5_Stars
    “One of UK’s smartest comics” - The Herald - 5_Stars

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 8.00pm
    Reserved Seats

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : Standard, £18.00£20.00 On The Day )
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )
    (No Booking Fees)
    Or Phone CRBO 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell (Rail Station), Truro (Boscawen Street), Bodmin (Shire Hall), Liskeard (Pike Street)

    St Austell Arts Theatre  :  Free Car Parking
    Performance Date : Saturday, 27th April 2024

  • Wed
    15
    May
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Wednesday 15th May, 2024 - 7.30pm

    All tickets: £27.50 (advance) £30.00 (on the day)

    DEAN FRIEDMAN IN CONCERT

    The fantastic American singer-songwriter

    plays his only date in Cornwall for 2024!

    Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, McDonald’s Girl and more.

    Following Friedman's sold-out, 40th Anniversary Tour, Friedman returns to the stage armed with a stunning collection of his insightful and compelling, true-to-life ‘story songs’ - songs of pathos and humor that deal with family, friends, neighbours, work and the seemingly trivial, yet ultimately essential stuff of everyday life.

    His songs with their catchy tunes and clever, witty lyrics are, in turns, intelligent, perceptive. humorous and poignant. He is recognised, by critics and fans alike, as one of the finest songwriters of his generation.

    "The Soundtrack of our lives!"– NYTimes

    "Songsmith extraordinaire!”– MusicWeek

    Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant”– ThreeWeeks

    In addition to his familiar radio hits, album releases and touring, Friedman composes and produces music soundtracks for TV and film, including the music to the hit Central TV series BOON, NBC’s Eerie Indiana, Nickelodeon’s Nick Arcade and the indie horror classic, ‘I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle’.

    Dean has also published a respected tome on the art and craft of songwriting titled, ‘The Songwriter’s Handbook’, based on songwriting workshops and songwriting masterclasses. He’s conducted at universities and music conservatories around the world, including L.I.P.A. (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).

    A consummate entertainer, Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboard, featuring songs from throughout his four-decade career, including familiar, radio hits and fan favourites, drawn from his eight studio albums.

    Invite family and friends and join Dean for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share, performed by this gifted and likeable singer-songwriter.

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Comedy : Ria Lina - Riawakening

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £16.00 (On The Day : £17.50)

    Little Wander presents…
    Comedy : Ria Lina - "Riawakening"

    In the aftermath of a global pandemic, comedian and scientist, Ria Lina has had a Riawakening and sees the world differently.
    In this, her highly anticipated debut tour, Ria tackles the issues of coming out of a global pandemic, the new normal, divorce, dating in a new digital world, motherhood and what it really means to be a woman today.

    Fearless, provocative, and very funny, Ria Lina is the only Filipina comedian in British stand-up and a hugely admired talent in the comedy industry.

    Her extensive list of credits includes Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You?, Mock the Week, Lovestruck High, Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction, Richard Osman’s House of Games, The Last Leg and Celebrity Mastermind.

    “I guarantee you will laugh a lot” - 'Five Stars' THE SCOTSMAN

    Age guidance: 16+

    Photo credit: Arabella Itani

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Approximate end time : 9.45pm

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : Standard : £16.00 ( On The Day : £17.50)
    Tickets are non-refundable
    Latecomers policy: can only be admitted during the interval

    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513 (9am to 8pm, 7days)
    or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,    St Austell, at Rail Station,  Bodmin, Shire Hall,  Liskeard, Pike Street

  • Fri
    05
    Jul
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Kiri Pritchard-McCleanLittle Wander in association with PBJ presents Kiri Pritchard-McLean : "Peacock"

    Star of Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and QI Kiri Pritchard-McLean is back with a Brand New Tour, her funniest and most personal to date.

    Prepare for a joyous and uplifting show from a comedian known for making "powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects" (The Guardian).

    "expect sequins, social commentary, and massive laughs from the renaissance woman of UK comedy" - Rolling Stone

    Age Guidance: 15+
    Photo Credit : Drew Forsyth

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Approximate End time : 9.45pm

    ClickHere to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £16.00
    Over65s : £14.00

    Special Offer : 10 Seats available on "Pay What You Like" prices ! £4.00 / £8.00 / £12.00 / £16.00
    Phone CRBO to Book your 'Pay What You Like' price ! 01726 63513

    Book Online or Phone 01726 63513 ( 9.00am to 8.00pm )
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in : Truro, Boscawen Street, St Austell at Rail Station, Bodmin, Shire Hall and Liskeard, Pike Street