Talks

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre

    Chris Difford

    An evening that's sure to be Cool For Cats!

    He never thought it would happen...
    Chris Difford
    brings his ‘Up the Junction’ tour to the St Austell Arts Centre, providing a string of songs and stories from his incredible life on and off the road, with his band Squeeze.

    Chris is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has with his collaborator, Glenn Tilbrook, very much “The Odd Couple”! Together they have made a lasting contribution to popular music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’.

    Despite the fact that Chris has helped provide the soundtrack to so many fans’ lives since his first release in 1977, the passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing & performing, rather than sit back and admire his handiwork.

    Over the course of a 13 album (40 year!) career with Squeeze, it was clear from the very beginning that Chris Difford has few peers when it comes to smart, pithy lyricism. His street-savvy, witty & wise words and music Chris has drawn plaudits from fans on both sides of the Atlantic, with his influence and style still strong today today.

    Lily Allen and Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Feeling have all recognised the debt they owe to Squeeze’s music and to Difford’s way with words, while journalists were moved by his winning combination with Glenn Tilbrook to dub the pair ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’.

    Chris first learned to stand on his own when he wrote the lyrics for the fictional band Strange Fruit in the 1998 British comedy film ‘Still Crazy’, for which he won his first Ivor Novello award. Since then he has written and contributed lyrics for the likes of Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Jools Holland, Paul Carrack, Lisa Stansfield and Bryan Ferry.

    Don't miss your chance to spend an evening in the company of the Grammy nominated, double Ivor Novello award winner and one of the finest singer songwriters of our generation.

    Take him – he's yours!

    (Well, for one night only!)

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
    Or Phone 01726 879500

    Standard : £18.50     (Full Price - £19.50)
    Unwaged : £16.00    (Full Price - £17.50)

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ

     

    nikki evening photo

    Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings. As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.

    "I have been aware of spirit my whole life and so have no doubt that we carry on after this physical life and my demonstrations are to prove the same to everyone else."

    Testimonies:

    "Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"

    "I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"

    "My god went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through soooo happy she was spot on with everything.. Thank you Nikki amazing night"

  • Tue
    28
    Sep
    2021
    10:30 amSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR

    Sing & Sign

    Next Tuesday morning (28th September) at the Arts Centre - especially for 0-2 year olds!
     
    A special free "Taster" session with Sing and Sign Cornwall.
     
    You'll be amazed at just how much your little one has to say before they can speak! Come along and find out more.
     
    Although free of charge, booking is required, as available spaces are limited.
  • Sun
    14
    Nov
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Barbara DicksonBarbara Dickson :  “A Shirt Box Full of Songs”
    An Autobiography

    Meet Barbara Dickson in an intimate setting where she describes her life through her recently re-published autobiography “A Shirt Box Full of Songs”.
    From singing to the postman when she was less than two years old to her Sold-Out tours in the 2000s, Barbara Dickson has been captivating her fans for the best part of sixty years.

    In her Autobiography, she describes the joys of growing up in Fife in the Fifties, of moving to Edinburgh at seventeen to find her place in the world and the struggles of trying to make a living on the Scottish folk scene.

    Despite becoming Scotland's bestselling solo artist in the 70sand 80sand with huge hits such as 'I Know Him So Well', with Elaine Paige and 'Caravan Song'Barbara was not content to have just a successful singing career. She turned to another: Acting.

    She appeared in Musical Theatre, making "Blood Brothers" and "Spend, Spend, Spend" her own.  Her time on stage earned her many acting accolades but her pursuit of ‘perfection’ lead to complete exhaustion from which she fought hard to recover in the 1980sand 1990s.

    Barbara's is a warm, fascinating story that encompasses the best of British music, stage and television and above all tells the story of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary voice.

    Former BBC presenter, journalist & editor, Tim Hubbard, now a writer, lecturer & literary festival host, will be in conversation with Barbara about her remarkable life and career.

    In the second half of the evening, Barbara will take questions from the audience, together with treating them to one or two of her favourite songs.

    To round the evening off, Barbara will give a Book Signing of her Autobiography; the perfect souvenir of what promises to be a most special and memorable night.

    Click for Promo Video.

    Reserved Seats, Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee
    (Open to 100% capacity : Seating and movement around the theatre and Bar will not be socially-distanced.)

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £22.50 (before 1st November)  -  £25.00 (from 1st November)
    Or Phone 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston etc

  • Sun
    21
    Nov
    2021
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    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

  • Tue
    07
    Dec
    2021
    6:00 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR
    Jackie Bull - Desert Island Discs-page - jpeg
    Jackie's is a Cornish story.
    After refusing a university place, she joined the clay industry, arguing with her employer about workers' welfare and the support of pensioners. She went on to found a charity for the pensioners and to serve the clay area as Cornwall Councillor for many years.
    You will hear her story in this adaptation of Desert Island Discs as part of the monthly pizza and politics series, now in its sixth year.
    Free to attend. Refreshments available.
  • Fri
    28
    Jan
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR

    nikki evening photo

    Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
    As a Medium, Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.
    I have been aware of spirit my whole life and so have no doubt that we carry on after this physical life and my demonstrations are to prove the same to everyone else.
    Testimonies :-
    "Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"
    "I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"
    "My god! Went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through -  soooo happy she was spot on with everything. Thank you Nikki amazing night"

    All tickets £10.00 (+booking fee) only available by clicking here.