Community Events

  • Wed
    09
    Mar
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    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

  • Thu
    31
    Mar
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Tom LewisThe Press Gang are delighted to offer this rare opportunity to see them perform alongside the world-famous Tom Lewis in Cornwall. Tom has been an inspiration to the group since they formed in 2012.
    Tom Lewis brings to the stage his wry humour, button accordion, ukulele, a great voice and his unique experience of more than 40 years of performing and touring, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Europe, Canada and the United States, bridging the sea-going and folk-singing communities.
    The Press Gang have become regular guests at festivals throughout Cornwall and throughout the country where audiences have enjoyed their lively performances of songs and shanties of Cornwall and the sea. Throughout the last 10 years, the group has raised many thousands(£) for local charities.

    Tom Lewis has recorded 9 albums and is renowned for composing 'The Last Shanty' (A Sailor Ain't A Sailor), 'Sailor's Prayer' (Send Down A Dove), 'Legend' (Marching Inland), plus many other contemporary songs of the sea that have become folk standards, sung by groups around the world and known and sung wherever great choruses ring out.
    Tom accompanies himself on button accordion and ukulele—but it's that powerful vocal style and infectious humour—that quality of entertaining—which keeps audiences coming back again ... and again

    Tom Lewis  website

    The Press Gang  website

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now  : Standard : £12.00
    ( £15.00 On The Door )
    Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Ample Free Car Parking

    Tickets are Non-Refundable unless the show has to be Cancelled due to Covid-19

  • Fri
    22
    Apr
    2022
    Sun
    24
    Apr
    2022
    St Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR

    Annual Cornish Language Weekend hosted by Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek / Pennseythen Gernewek Bledhynnyek ostyes gans Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek

    About this event

    The 3-day-long weekend is for speakers of all levels learning Cornish, offering language lessons, workshops, talks, social events and entertainment for all to enjoy. Whether you are just starting to learn Cornish or are a fluent speaker, there is something for everyone. You can find out more about the weekend line up here: Cornish Language Weekend

    Whether you’d like to come for one day, or for the whole weekend, we have options available to suit you. On the Saturday and Sunday we offer family language sessions suitable for children up to 12 years. Families can pay for 1 ticket . We are also offering tickets for attendees with low income. We hope this offers support and accessibility to join us over the weekend.

    If you have any queries about the event, please email kowethasanyeth@gmail.com.

    An bennseythen dres 3 dydh yw rag kowsoryon a dhysk Kernewek orth pub nivel, ow profya dyskansow yeth, hweljiow, arethow, hwarvosow socyal ha didhan rag pubonan dh'y enjoya. Mars esowgh ow talleth dyski Kernewek po mars owgh kowser freth, yma neppyth rag pubonan. Hwi a yll kavos derivadow pella a-dro dhe hwarvosow an bennseythun omma: Cornish Language Weekend

    Mar mynnowgh dos dres unn jydh, po dres an bennseythen oll, ni a'gan beus dewisyow kavadow a vydh gwiw ragowgh. Dy'Sadorn ha Dy'Sul ni a brof esedhogow yeth teyluyow rag fleghes bys dhe 12 bloodh. Teyluyow a yll prena 1 tokyn. Ni a brof ynwedh toknys rag kevrenogyon ha dhedha gober isel. Hemma a brof skoodhyans ha hedhadewder dhe omjunya genen dres an bennseythen, dell waytyn.

    Mars eus govynnow a-dro dhe'n hwarvos genowgh, danvon ebost, mar pleg, dhe kowethasanyeth@gmail.com

  • Sat
    30
    Jul
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    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.