Community Events

  • Fri
    11.00am - 3.00pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    St Austell Arts Centre Open Day

    11.00am - 3.00pm,  Friday 31st March

    If you've ever wanted to make the most of your spare time, start a new hobby, or return to an interest that you used to enjoy but haven't had the time for recently, then an Open Day at the St Austell Arts Centre, on Truro Road, might be just what you're looking for.  It's an opportunity to find out more about the Arts Centre, and the groups that use it, in a friendly, informal atmosphere.

    In the past year, over 30 different groups have used rooms at the Arts Centre to pursue their chosen leisure time activities. Many of them will be at the Open Day and will be happy to talk about their groups, promote their events and activities as well as signing-up new Members,

    Groups including drama, yoga, dance and local radio have already confirmed their attendance. There will also be representatives from regional and national organisations including the St Austell U3a, St Austell Library, Restormel Arts' Festival of Fun, the Cornwall One Parent Support group and Volunteer Cornwall.

    Teas, coffees, sandwiches and home-made cakes will be on sale, courtesy of the U3A and there will be a prize tombola and live music. There will also be an opportunity to have a look around the Arts Centre and its theatre and to buy tickets for many of its upcoming events, including Dr Phil Hammond, Dave Mynne's hilarious show “The Odyssey” and a new play by Graham Harvey, the writer of over 600 episodes of “The Archers”.

    “No Finer Life” is Graham's new play, set at the end of the second world war, in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. The story moves between the 1940s and the current day, reflecting that the love of the countryside and the need to protect it and issues of national identity, are timeless.

    Tickets for all these shows and others will be available to buy at the Open Day.

    The St Austell Arts Centre is also looking for volunteers to help including bar-work, front-of-house, caretaking, refurbishing (painting), maintenance / DIY and administration.

    Further information on the Open Day is available by ringing 01726 72685.

  • Sat
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Kernow King Greatest HitsKernow King's Greatest Hits !

    Warning: This show will contain themes of a Cornish ( and Adult! ) nature.

    If ever there was a perfect example of local entertainment for local people then this has to be it

    The Kernow King knows how to get laughs out of seeing the funny side of the world around us here in the Duchy.

    Referencing nearby towns with lofty ambitions (Pool is the Future), popular characters (‘naughty’ Margaret from Ann’s Pasties) and familiar experiences for many Cornish folk (shopping in Trago Mills), he tickled the funny bones of people looking for some regional entertainment.

    The self-proclaimed King of Kernow has been touring for the last six years, and boy, has he come a long way. From pasties to dogging, politics to dialect, there isn't a subject matter that the King hasn't talked and laughed about.

    Following performances at Glastonbury Festival, Port Eliot, and even Australia, the humble King is back for one night only with his Greatest Hits (plus a little extra new stuff!) for a mammoth night of Cornish laughs!


    Excerpts from a review by Gareth Bartlett

    Kernow King website

    Presented by Restormel Arts as part of Festival of Fun 2017

    Reserved seating

    Click here to Book your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £9.00
    ( £10.00 On The Door - if there's any left by then ! )

    Or Call Cornish Riviera Box Office on (01726) 879500
    Buy over the counter
    at Tourist Offices in St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, Truro, St Mawes, Bodmin, St Austell, Looe, Liskeard & Launceston plus The Heartlands, Pool, Redruth and 'Bookends' Fowey