Somextro International Symposium for New Music 2016

Friday, 28 October, 2016 - 09:00

Somextro International Symposium for New Music 2016
Tickets: £5 or Free for Falmouth University Staff and Students (booking required)
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For the first time in Cornwall- Somextro presents a day of discussions, workshops and performances that explore areas of composition, modern musician skills and technology in contemporary classical music.


The Mostly Everything People: The Very Important Child

Saturday, 29 October, 2016 - 19:30

The Mostly Everything People: The Very Important Child
Tickets: £8 + booking fee
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You are a child trapped inside an adult’s body, you learnt to mistrust when you were 9 months old, and you have been engaged in a battle with the outside world ever since.

This is a show about the development of the ego, psychological warfare, and throwing one’s toys out of the pram. Bold and comic, this is
dance theatre that blends movement, text and music.

The Mostly Everything People have developed this work with support from the AMATA residency scheme.

Age restriction: 14+


Hetain Patel: Preview of American Man

Friday, 4 November, 2016 - 13:00

Hetain Patel: Preview of American Man
Tickets: This preview performance is exclusively for Falmouth Student Season Ticket holders.
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Hetain Patel’s new one-man show, American Man, imagines a not too distant future where celebrity power and political correctness have reached new heights; where Barack Obama’s post Presidential job is the new head of Apple computers; where Stephen Hawking and Oprah Winfrey provide live
translation for political speeches and rap concerts.

Combining seamless vocal and physical impressions with his characteristic wit and humour, Hetain presents a personal, sometimes dark, outlook on a world that bombards us with contradicting ideas about who and how we should be, and where freedom walks hand in hand with guilt.

Workshop with Didy Veldman (Umanoove)

Saturday, 12 November, 2016 - 10:00

Workshop with Didy Veldman (Umanoove)
Tickets: £10 for Dance Practitioners and Free for AMATA Students (booking required)
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This two hour workshop with internationally renowned dance artist, Didy Veldman, will include warm up, tasking, and partner work. Participants will learn some of the sequences from The Happiness Project (see pg 10) and will also work with some of the props from the show.


Didy Veldman/Umanoove: The Happiness Project

Saturday, 12 November, 2016 - 19:30

Didy Veldman/Umanoove: The Happiness Project
Tickets: £14/£12 concessions + booking fee
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Internationally renowned dance artist and DanceEast Choreographic Development Award recipient, Didy Veldman, launches her own company Umanoove with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfilment.

Best known in the UK for productions with Rambert, Northern Theatre and Phoenix Dance Theatre, Didy has also worked with companies all over the world including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Royal New Zealand Ballet and Gothenburg Dance Company.

This supremely physical and theatrical full length work for four dancers is made in collaboration with designer Kimie Nakano and celebrated composer and violinist, Alexander Balanescu, who will be performing live at AMATA.

Cornwall Film Festival Event

Thursday, 17 November, 2016 - 19:00

Cornwall Film Festival Event

Creative Event Management degree undergraduates present a film based event as part of the 2016 Cornwall Film Festival, responding to this year’s theme - Bounderies.


Graham Fitkin

Saturday, 19 November, 2016 - 19:30

Graham Fitkin
Tickets: £20/£17 concessions + booking fee
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Graham Fitkin returns to Falmouth with his all-star band as part of a nationwide tour. Mixing high energy grooves, minimalist tendencies and unrelenting stamina, these virtuosic musicians create edgy pulsating sounds reminiscent of Steve Reich and Mike Oldfield with a hint of Balkan folk thrown in. They perform all over the place, from the 2012 Olympics or London's Royal Opera House to Bulgarian and Italian street festivals, and this is a rare opportunity to catch them in Cornwall.


Creative Events Management Student Events 2016

Monday, 21 November, 2016 - 09:00 to Saturday, 26 November, 2016 - 22:00

Creative Events Management Student Events

An eclectic collection of assessed events devised and produced by Second Year Creative Event Management degree undergraduates as the culmination of a module focusing on Collaborative Planning. Sources of inspiration
for last years’ events included 1920’s Burlesque, Mexican Fiestas and Old School Hip Hop! This year students will provide more information
about their themes in October.

For more information about the BA(Hons) Creative Events Management course at Falmouth University, please visit: falmouth.ac.uk

Luke Wright: What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

Friday, 25 November, 2016 - 19:30

Luke Wright: What I Learnt from Johnny Bevan
​Tickets: £12/£10 concessions + booking fee
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A story of shattered friendship, class ceilings, and the hollow reality of the New Labour dream.

At university the whip-smart, mercurial Johnny Bevan saves Nick, smashing his comfortable, middle class bubble and firing him up about politics, music and literature. Twenty years later, as their youthful dreams disintegrate with the social justice they hoped for, can Nick save Johnny from himself?

Luke Wright delivers a multi award winning hurricane of a performance. With humour and humanity he takes British politics head on, challenging the rise of New Labour and David Cameron, and the abandonment of those left behind.

Scratch Electric Kernow Curtain Raiser with Ludi Quartet & Special Guest Adrian Utlcey (Portishead)

Saturday, 26 November, 2016 - 19:00

Scratch Electric Kernow Curtain Raiser with Ludi Quartet & Special Guest, Adrian Utley (Portishead)
Tickets: £8/£6 concessions + booking fee
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18.00 Pre-concert Q&A with Adrian Utley and Adrian Lee.

Tonight’s performance is a curtain raiser for Scratch Electric Kernow, a six month programme of workshops and showcase performances for young aspiring guitarists, led by leading composer, guitarist and music director, Adrian Lee. The project brings together guitarists from hubs across Cornwall, including Falmouth University and Cornwall Music Service’s Electric Guitar Orchestra, to play in an orchestra of massed electric guitars, which will also include professional guitarists and special guest, Adrian Utley.

Moscow Drug Club

Saturday, 26 November, 2016 - 20:30

Moscow Drug Club
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions + booking fee
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Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club…..this way please & mind the stairs!

Grace Clayton: Me, But Bigger

Saturday, 3 December, 2016 - 19:30

Grace Clayton: Me, But Bigger
Tickets: £8/£6 concessions + booking fee
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A music and dance collaboration, choreographed and directed by Grace Clayton, with musical direction by Patrick Bailey.

Seven young dancers pair up with seven professional performers to create unique solos, with original musical accompaniment.

Me, But Bigger is an exploration of music and dance across generations of experience. A conversation of personality, play and performance.

Age recommendation: 6+

Cara Dillon

Saturday, 4 February, 2017 - 19:30

Cara Dillon
Tickets: £20/£17 concessions + booking fee.
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Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents you only come across a handful times in your whole life. Her staggeringly beautiful voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song and imbue material with not only profound sweetness but also poignancy and depth.