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Tremough Follies Showcase November 2017

Friday, 17 November, 2017 - 19:30

Tremough Follies Showcase 2017
Tickets: £5 Non-Students/£4 Students
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Its that time of year! The Follies Showcase Returns; this year we will be sharing a vibrant mix of large and small group numbers, solos, duets and spoken word from members of the society and beyond! 

From Wicked to ABBA to The Crucible we've got it all so come and support us as we fundraise for our musical 'Spring Awakening!'

AMATA Sundown Session | 16 November 2017

Thursday, 16 November, 2017 - 18:00

Sundown Sessions
Tickets: Free for Falmouth University and University of Exeter Students

More information coming soon on the Sundown Session for this week.

Taster Workshop: Grace Clayton

Saturday, 11 November, 2017 - 13:30

Taster Workshop: Grace Clayton
Price: £2 per person
Click Here to book online.

A half day workshop exploring improvisational scores. Working collaboratively, this is a chance to play, experiment, challenge and develop your individual skills. Whether improvisation is a brand new area for you or something your familiar with this workshop is a great opportunity to explore movement creatively in the fantastic AMATA studios. Led by Grace Clayton, a dancer and choreographer based in cornwall. Grace is artistic director of Cheap Date Dance Company as as well as working independently under graceclaytondance, she works across the U.K. and internationally teaching, choreographing and performing.

This taster workshop is for ages 13 - 18 years.

cheapdatedance.co.uk
graceclaytondance.co.uk

Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita: Transparent Water

Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 20:00

Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita: Transparent Water
Tickets: £18 Early Bird now available (plus booking fee)
Click Here to book online.

Transparent Water is an exquisitely beautiful new collaboration between the seven-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist, composer and bandleader Omar Sosa from Cuba, and the award-winning Senegalese kora master and singer Seckou Keita. Following the worldwide release of their debut album Transparent Water on 24th February 2017, the pair are taking to the road in together this November with percussionist Gustavo Ovalles to give UK audiences a thrilling live experience of their new recording.

Sosa and Keita are both acclaimed musical adventurers with a rich global heritage that spans jazz, Latin and African influences: Transparent Water is the latest example of Omar Sosa’s transcendent determination to seek new combinations, a manifestation of improvisatory freedom and the joy of shared artistic expression with Keita.

“an extraordinary album seamlessly melding Latin American and West African music” ****
Roger Farbey, All About Jazz

omarsosa.com

Tickets:
Early bird: £18 (whilst available, plus booking fee)
Standard: £20 (plus booking fee)

AMATA Sundown Session | 09 November 2017

Thursday, 9 November, 2017 - 18:00

Sundown Sessions
Tickets: Free for Falmouth University and University of Exeter Students

Sundown Sessions is proud to announce Thursday's performance will be hosted by "Slicker Than Rick" with special guest MC's. Feel like now is your time to jump on the mic and hit a freestyle, come down to the Amata Cafe from 6pm - 8pm for FREE!

Catherine Ireton: For All The Fires Not Yet Lit

Friday, 27 October, 2017 - 19:30

Catherine Ireton: For All The Fires Not Yet Lit
Tickets: £13/£11 concessions (plus booking fee)
Click Here to book tickets online.

Bride-to-be Claire is not going to make a speech at her wedding. No way. She’s just not that type of person. But what if being timid is a good thing? What if being scared is just you starting an adventure? And so it is that a morning’s outing to the shops turns into a 24-hour odyssey where our heroine-in-pyjamas tries to locate her brave bone.

A new solo performance of songs and spoken word from Catherine Ireton exploring small acts of courage and how they can be as contagious as fear.

Winner of Brighton Fringe Music Award 2016

“If Catherine Ireton performs any kind of a show at a venue near you buy a ticket and go see it”
Guide2Brighton

catherineireton.com

Tavaziva Dance: IZINDAVA

Saturday, 21 October, 2017 - 19:30

Tavaziva Dance: IZINDAVA
Tickets: £16/£14 concessions (plus booking fee)
Click Here to book online.

IZINDAVA is dynamic, bold and breathtaking to watch. Bawren Tavaziva’s new work explores human fragility within our changing world.

Beautiful yet haunting and provocative, Izindava unearths raw emotions that are unsettling and unforgettable.

Bawren’s unbridled and intricate movement synthesises ballet, contemporary and African dance styles and is performed by a cast of stunning dancers with a film-scape of street life in Harare.

Izindava translates as ‘news’ in the Zimbabwean language Shona.

‘The dancers are DYNAMITE.’
The Guardian

‘Tavaziva’s facility for devising hot, liquid motion is indisputable… ‘
The Times

Age guidance: 12+

tavazivadance.com

Tavaziva: IZINDAVA Schools' Matinee

Friday, 20 October, 2017 - 13:00

Tavaziva: IZINDAVA Schools' Matinee
Tickets: £2 per student, with teachers coming free.
To book, please call: 01326 259349

IZINDAVA is dynamic, bold and breathtaking to watch. Bawren Tavaziva’s new work explores human fragility within our changing world.

Beautiful yet haunting and provocative, Izindava unearths raw emotions that are unsettling and unforgettable. Bawren’s unbridled and intricate movement synthesises ballet, contemporary and African dance styles and is performed by a cast of stunning dancers with a film-scape of street life in Harare. Izindava translates as ‘news’ in the Zimbabwean language Shona.

‘The dancers are DYNAMITE.’
The Guardian

Age guidance: 12+

tavazivadance.com

Frame of Mind Exhibition

Saturday, 14 October, 2017 - 19:30

Frame of Mind Exhibition
Tickets: £5 (includes a drink on arrival)
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A unique exhibition that celebrates creativity and people’s ability to see things differently. Inspired by the music of 4 talented composers; Ar Menez, Kenan Eren, Oceans and NoteBook, 40 artists from different backgrounds and fields of the arts industry, including sculptors, illustrators, animators and fashion designers amongst others, depict their own imagination and perception of the music.

This event provides an opportunity to explore the connection between music and visual art as well as contrasting perceptions of creative individuals.

A Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Student Event.

Katie Dale-Everett Dance: Digital Tattoo

Saturday, 7 October, 2017 - 19:30

Katie Dale-Everett Dance: Digital Tattoo
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions (plus booking fee)
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ARE YOU ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA? WHAT WOULD YOU THINK IF YOUR ONLINE DATA WERE PHYSICAL TATTOOS? WOULD YOU WISH FOR THE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN?

Katie Dale-Everett Dance presents an exciting three part programme of cross disciplinary choreographic works exploring our increasingly digitalised society and the impact this has on our identity, perceptions, control and Right to be Forgotten.

Digital Tattoo: Artefact 1:
It has been proposed that our digital information will last longer than we will ourselves in the flesh unless we are granted the Right to be Forgotten. Digital Tattoo: Artefact 1 is a choreographic art film combining dance, animation and projections to explore the permanence of online data.
Conversations About the Digital:
Do you have a profile on Facebook? Are you guilty of being on your phone when in the company of others? Have you connected with unknown family members through social media? We invite you to participate in a Conversation About the Digital. You will need a smartphone to take part.
Digital Tattoo:
WHAT IF OUR ONLINE INFORMATION WERE DIGITAL TATTOOS? WHAT WOULD YOURS SAY ABOUT YOU? WOULD YOU WISH FOR THE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN?

Mixing dance and projection, Digital Tattoo considers the permanency of online data trails, inescapable in this increasingly digitalised world.

katiedale-everettdance.co.uk

The Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Friday, 6 October, 2017 - 20:00

The Budapest Cafe Orchestra
Tickets: SOLD OUT
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Budapest Cafe Orchestra Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick, the Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads such as the theme to Schindler’s List and Waltz Lacrimoso. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros Budapest café life and gypsy campfires – with a few surprises along the way – it’s good enough to make you want to book a holiday along the Danube!

“The music is magic in their hands”
Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3

budapestcafeorchestra.co.uk

Workshop with Katie Dale-Everett

Friday, 6 October, 2017 - 15:00

Workshop with Katie Dale-Everett
Tickets: Free for AMATA Dance & Choreography Students
Click Here to book online (booking code required).

Katie Dale-Everett Dance produce cross-genre choreographic works with a focus on our digitalised society. Creating work through task based choreographic techniques, this workshop will provide an insight into the working methods used to create 'Digital Tattoo', touring to AMATA on the 7th of October. Participants will have the opportunity to learn company repertoire, whilst working on performance skills, technique and improvisation. All music is original to the work.

To find out more about Digital Tattoo and to book tickets please Click Here.

Proto-type Theater: A Machine They're Secretly Building

Thursday, 5 October, 2017 - 20:00

Proto-type Theater: A Machine They're Secretly Building
Tickets: £14/£12 concessions (plus booking fee)
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A Machine they're Secretly Building 

Peer into the machine of surveillance in this all-encompassing performance piece from Proto-type Theater.

A Machine they’re Secretly Building charts a course from the Top Secret secrets of WWI intelligence (via the moon, 1972’s Chess World Championships, a disco in Oklahoma and the cafeteria at CERN) through to 9/11, the erosion of privacy, Edward Snowden and the terror of a future that might already be upon us.

**** “This smartly intelligent hour-long whizz through the world of surveillance, and the way governments legitimise spying on their citizens, makes you question what we mean by a terrorist and where the real threat lies… This is coolly reasoned theatre, produced by Proto-type Theater with stylish aplomb.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

proto-type.org

Tony Njoku

Friday, 22 September, 2017 - 18:00

Tony Njoku
​Tickets: Free for AMATA first year students. Check your welcome induction talk letter for the booking code.
Click Here to book online.

Tony Njoku is a British electronic music producer and singer-songwriter from London. His self-penned and produced songs have been described as 'strikingly evocative soundscapes, managing to make even the shortest pop songs sound like epic adventures.'

After releasing his acclaimed debut album, ‘In Greyscale’ last June, Tony recently embarked on his first UK headline tour, including a performance on the main stage at the Green Man Festival which was considered a highlight by many viewers including festival director, Fiona Stewart, and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1).

Tony’s debut album "In Greyscale": smarturl.it/InGreyscale

tonynjoku.com

Film Screening: Brown Willy

Thursday, 21 September, 2017 - 18:00

Film Screening: Brown Willy
Tickets: Free for AMATA first year students. Check your welcome induction talk letter for the booking code.
Click Here to book online.

Michael and Pete have been best mates for over 35 years.

Michael is about to get married. He doesn’t want a traditional 'stag do' he wants to climb up Brown Willy, the highest hill in Cornwall. Pete has other ideas. Inevitably things don’t go to plan. After a drink and drug fuelled night the two men find themselves lost, battling with monumental hangovers, dwindling supplies and harsh terrain not to mention each other.

Shot in ten days on location on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, Brown Willy is a comedy drama about friendship against the odds.

“Cornwall’s answer to Withnail & I"
New Statesman

A budget-defying watch that is not only uproariously funny but has hidden emotional depths" ★★★★
The Film Sprites

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Brett Harvey (Director) and Simon Harvey (Producer & Actor).

Demonstration: Yskynna Vertical Dance

Thursday, 21 September, 2017 - 17:30

Demonstration: Yskynna Vertical Dance
Tickets: Free

A demonstration of vertical dance wall running acrobatics by Yskynna. Yskynna have worked at AMATA to train dancers and develop new work.

yskynna.co.uk

Kenny Werner

Thursday, 17 August, 2017 - 19:30

Kenny Werner
Tickets: £16 Early Bird (whilst available)/£18 Standard
Click Here to book online.

Kenny Werner has been described as “one of jazz’s unsung heroes”, yet the breadth and depth of his award winning achievements and influence, both in playing and education is truly impressive. His prolific output of compositions, recordings and publications continue to impact audiences around the world. With over thirty of his own trio albums and playing with some of the world’s greatest players, including Charles Mingus, Joe Lovano and Lee Konitz, as well as teaching contemporary master Brad Meldhau, Falmouth-Yamaha Jazz Summer School is so happy to be home to Kenny’s amazing playing and teaching gifts for a week!

“Perfection. 360 degrees of soul and science in one human being. My kind of musician.”
Quincy Jones

“a pianist who tempers fearsome technique with a questing spiritualism”
The New York Times

“the master of the pure, the immensely subtle, in its most direct expression.” Brad Mehldau’s teacher brings the art of poise and lucidity to a very high level” Alain Gerber and So Jazz

kennywerner.com

Falmouth-Yamaha Jazz Summer School 2017

Monday, 14 August, 2017 - 09:30 to Saturday, 19 August, 2017 - 23:00

Falmouth-Yamaha Jazz Summer School 2017
Click Here for full price list and to book online.

Falmouth University and Yamaha host one of the most exciting jazz summer schools in the UK.  Now in its sixth year the jazz summer school is a fantastic opportunity to dive into a six-day programme of jazz discovery and learning. 

Open for instrumentalists and vocalists from a wide range of ages, experiences and jazz backgrounds, the course offers a concentrated yet relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to discover, practice and try out new jazz playing skills.

Sessions on a range of key topics run throughout the six days, culminating in a final night concert.

Regular price: Residential £699 / Course only £499
Early bird price: Residential £599 / Course only £399 (until 16 June 2017)

A range of bursaries are available.
falmouth.ac.uk/jazzsummerschool

Music and Dance Summer School Sharing 2017

Friday, 11 August, 2017 - 18:00

Music and Dance Summer School Sharing
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Join us for a sharing of work from the participants of the Music and Dance Summer School with Grace Clayton and Patrick Bailey.

For more information about the Music and Dance Summer School with Grace Clayton and Patrick Bailey, please visit: amata.org.uk/music-dance-2017

Music and Dance Summer School with Grace Clayton and Patrick Bailey

Monday, 7 August, 2017 - 10:00 to Friday, 11 August, 2017 - 16:30

Music and Dance Summer School with Grace Clayton and Patrick Bailey
Places: £80 per person
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A music and dance summer school with choreographer Grace Clayton (Me, But Bigger; Cheap Date Dance) and composer Patrick Bailey (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra).

The dancers and musicians will explore composition, technique, improvisation, choreography and a variety of skills involved in creating dance and music collaboratively. The five days will give students the opportunity to work with specialist tutors concluding with a public performance of the work on the Friday evening. This unique summer programme will give young people an insight into the wonderful world of collaborative practice within the arts as well as develop their own creativity and technical skills.

Musicians - Any instrument welcome with grade 4 minimum required for entry.
Age 14 - 18yrs

Dancers - Contemporary dance or improvisation experience expected. 
Age 8 - 18yrs

The summer school will run from 10.00 till 16.30 each day and a full schedule will be emailed upon confirmation of a place.

Freefall Dance Summer Intensive 2017

Saturday, 5 August, 2017 - 09:00 to Sunday, 6 August, 2017 - 17:00

Freefall Dance Summer Intensive 2017
Price: £95 - £110
Click Here to book online.

Freefall’s 7th year sees their first international dance artist venturing to Cornwall; Lotte Dekkers who will see you diving in and out of the floor using David Zambrano’s flying-low technique – the first time this technique has been brought to Cornwall! Other National artists include the multi-talented Sioda Martin who not only will be providing dance sessions, but also yoga and group thai massage (perfect to restore us at the end of the weekend!), and Victoria Fox whose physicality is visceral, fearless with a fantastic sense of freedom. Cornwall based Rob Mennear will lead us through seamless floor work and dynamic phrasing, leading us to explore new and unique ways of moving. 

What are you waiting for?! Book now and come and dance with us, meet like-minded people, taste the Cornish scenic delights, and get sweaty and inspired!

freefalldance.co.uk

ISTA Presents: Cornish Youth Theatre Festival 2017

Tuesday, 1 August, 2017 - 10:00 to Thursday, 3 August, 2017 - 16:00

ISTA: Cornish Youth Theatre Festival 2017

Due to circumstances beyond our control the ISTA Cornish Youth Theatre Festival will no longer be taking place. The AMATA Box Office are currently contacting all customers to issue a full refund. For further information or queries, please contact: boxoffice@falmouth.ac.uk

AMATA Young Persons Dance Sharing 2017

Saturday, 15 July, 2017 - 18:00

AMATA Young Persons Dance Sharing 2017
Tickets: £5 + booking fee and Under 5's Free (but booking required)
Click Here to book online.

To celebrate the continuing success of the AMATA Young Persons Dance sessions, we are having an informal sharing of what we have been up to recently.

The sharing will present a short work from both the younger class and the senior class, and we are excited to be presenting performances from from Kathryn Richards School of Dance and a other local dancers.

KEAP: Cornwall Secondary Dance Conference 2017

Friday, 14 July, 2017 - 09:30

Kernow Education Arts Partnership: Cornwall Secondary Dance Conference 2017
Places: £75 per teach and £50 for second teacher from the same school
To book, please email: helen.reynolds@keap.org.uk

For specialist and non-specialist dance teachers.

The conference will include: discussion and sharing about BTEC Level 2; choreography session with Simon Birch (course Co-ordinator for BA(Hons) Dance & Choreography at Falmouth University); a practical session for KS3, and networking and sector updates.

Supported by a partnership between Falmouth University and Kernow Education Arts Partnership.

keap.org.uk

Agile on The Beach 2017

Thursday, 6 July, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, 7 July, 2017 - 18:00

Agile On The Beach 2017
Price: Various
To book, please visit: agileonthebeach.co.uk

The annual two day agile technology and agile business conference explores key themes of Agile Software, Business Teams, Practices Product Design and Management.

agileonthebeach.co.uk

KEAP: Cornwall Secondary Drama Conference 2017

Friday, 30 June, 2017 - 09:00

Kernow Education Arts Partnership: Cornwall Secondary Drama Conference 2017
Places: £75 per teacher including lunch
To book, please email: helen.reynolds@keap.org.uk

For KS3 4 and 5 drama teachers.

The conference will include sessions on: Voice and Text with Danielle Meunier (Head of Theatre and Dance, Falmouth University), theatre design led by Plymouth Theatre Royal, and Writing Frames for GCSE. Plus networking opportunities and sector updates.

Supported by a partnership between Falmouth University and Kernow Education Arts Partnership.

keap.org.uk

Propeller Dance Residency Sharing | June 2017

Sunday, 4 June, 2017 - 17:00

Propeller Dance Residency Sharing
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Propeller Dance will be sharing the work created during their first residency week with intentionally renowned choreographer, and patron, Theo Clinkard on Sunday the 4th of June at 5pm on the green outside the AMATA building at Falmouth University, Penryn Campus.

propellerdance.co.uk

Public Lecture by Catherine Wood - The Dancing Museum: Choreography and Performance at Tate Modern

Thursday, 1 June, 2017 - 18:00

Public Lecture by Catherine Wood - The Dancing Museum: Choreography and Performance at Tate Modern
Tickets: Free but booking required.
Click Here to book online.

Catherine Wood, Senior Curator of International Art (Performance) will talk about her work with performance and dance at Tate Modern. Catherine Wood works on performance projects, exhibitions, collection acquisitions and displays at Tate Modern, as well as being actively engaged in research.

Catherine was instrumental in founding the performance programme at Tate in 2003 and since then has programmed more than two hundred live works by artists including Mark Leckey, Tania Bruguera, Trisha Brown, Katerina Šedá, Bojana Cvejić, Ei Arakawa and others, both at Tate and within the online space Performance Room that she initiated in 2011.

This event is organised by CAST and presented at AMATA as part of the Groundwork programme.

c-a-s-t.org.uk

NYDC Experience Workshop | Afternoon

Monday, 29 May, 2017 - 14:15

NYDC Experience Workshop
Places are free but booking is required.
Click Here for more information and to book online.

National Youth Dance Company creates and performs innovative and influential dance, bringing together the most talent young dancers from across England to work intensively with Sadler’s Wells world renowned Associate Artists and visiting companies.

Come along to the free NYDC Experience Workshop where you’ll take part in company class, creative task and learn repertoire from NYDC productions. The workshops are a great opportunity to meet members of the company, ask questions and get advice on dance training and career pathways.

Experience workshops can also be used as an opportunity to be considered for a place in the company. A selection of dancers will be invited to attend a final workshop at Sadler’s Wells in London later in the year. After the final workshop, 30 dancers from across the country are invited to join the company.

NYDC is a fully inclusive company and welcomes applications from deaf and disabled dancers. Support is available throughout the NYDC experience.

Age suitability: Dancers aged 16-18 or up to 24 if deaf of disabled with experience in any dance style.

NYDC Experience Workshop | Morning

Monday, 29 May, 2017 - 10:00

NYDC Experience Workshop
Places are free but booking is required.
Click Here for more information and to book online.

National Youth Dance Company creates and performs innovative and influential dance, bringing together the most talent young dancers from across England to work intensively with Sadler’s Wells world renowned Associate Artists and visiting companies.

Come along to the free NYDC Experience Workshop where you’ll take part in company class, creative task and learn repertoire from NYDC productions. The workshops are a great opportunity to meet members of the company, ask questions and get advice on dance training and career pathways.

Experience workshops can also be used as an opportunity to be considered for a place in the company. A selection of dancers will be invited to attend a final workshop at Sadler’s Wells in London later in the year. After the final workshop, 30 dancers from across the country are invited to join the company.

NYDC is a fully inclusive company and welcomes applications from deaf and disabled dancers. Support is available throughout the NYDC experience.

Age suitability: Dancers aged 16-18 or up to 24 if deaf of disabled with experience in any dance style.

Tremough Follies Present: Bad Girls the Musical | 14 May 2017

Sunday, 14 May, 2017 - 14:00

Tremough Follies Present: Bad Girls the Musical
Tickets: £8 non-students and £7 students
Click Here to book online.

Bad Girls – The Musical takes as its starting point the original core characters from the first three series of Bad Girls on TV. Set in the fictional HMP Larkhall, it’s the story of new idealistic Wing Governor Helen Stewart and her battles with the entrenched old guard of Officer Jim Fenner and his sidekick Sylvia Hollamby. It also follows the love story that develops between Helen and charismatic inmate Nikki Wade. A tragic death on the wing – in which Jim Fenner is implicated – leads to an angry protest from the women and forces Helen and Nikki to their opposite sides of the bars. But when it’s clear that Helen stands to lose her job over Jim Fenner’s misdeed, the race is on for the women to nail Jim once and for all.

Age restriction 15+

Tremough Follies Present: Bad Girls the Musical | 13 May 2017

Saturday, 13 May, 2017 - 19:30

Tremough Follies Present: Bad Girls the Musical
Tickets: £8 non-students and £7 students
Click Here to book online.

Bad Girls – The Musical takes as its starting point the original core characters from the first three series of Bad Girls on TV. Set in the fictional HMP Larkhall, it’s the story of new idealistic Wing Governor Helen Stewart and her battles with the entrenched old guard of Officer Jim Fenner and his sidekick Sylvia Hollamby. It also follows the love story that develops between Helen and charismatic inmate Nikki Wade. A tragic death on the wing – in which Jim Fenner is implicated – leads to an angry protest from the women and forces Helen and Nikki to their opposite sides of the bars. But when it’s clear that Helen stands to lose her job over Jim Fenner’s misdeed, the race is on for the women to nail Jim once and for all.

Age restriction 15+

New Art Club: Campervan of Love

Saturday, 6 May, 2017 - 11:00

New Art Club: Campervan of Love
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Cupid helps the world to fall in love; now he has fallen in love himself only to discover his powers have deserted him. Will he be able to recover them?

He enlists the help of a magical Campervan and a host of surprising characters. Together they set out on a chaotic road trip that takes them to heart of what’s in our hearts.

Dance theatre innovators New Art Club present Campervan of Love. Based on the myth of Cupid and Psyche, it is a funny, musical, dancing adventure for all the family.

newartclub.org

AMATA Showcase 2017

Monday, 3 April, 2017 - 18:00 to Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 - 19:00

AMATA Showcase 2017

The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) showcase is a combined platform for talent emerging from the Music, Dance, Theatre and Cultural Management & Production courses.

This programme of work is open to the public with full details published online and in a separate AMATA showcase programme.

Cultural Management & Production events: from 31 March 2017
Acting shows: 03-04 April 2017
Theatre and Dance shows: 05-06 April 2017
Music shows: 06-10 May 2017

Sheelanagig plus Support

Friday, 31 March, 2017 - 20:30

Sheelanagig plus Support
​Tickets: £13 + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

Sheelanagig play intricate, groove heavy arrangements of original and traditional tunes drawing influence from the folk music of Europe and beyond. This high-octane five-piece play a wide variety of instruments with reckless abandon, forcing you to dance your socks off and have a good time!

Sheelanagig have performed extensively across the UK and Europe playing all sorts of venues from music clubs to theatres and from free street carnivals to major festivals like Beautiful Days, Glastonbury and Womad to name a few. With a pleasantly unconventional line up including guitar, violin, flute, banjo drum kit and double bass, the band over the years have earned a reputation for their exhilarating and intense live performances, incorporating aspects of street theatre, elements of storytelling and even acrobatics. In short, expect mayhem, a lot of laughs and some great music.

sheelanagig.co.uk

MapDance: Spring 2017

Saturday, 25 March, 2017 - 19:30

MapDance: Spring 2017
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

Mapdance is an established vibrant company of young, dynamic dancers recruited nationally and internationally.

Mapdance performs diverse repertoire by renowned and upcoming contemporary choreographers: This year the company has commissioned new works by Shobana Jeyasingh, Lea Anderson, Cai Tomos and Hagit Yakira.

The mixed repertory offers a refreshing mixture of dance theatre, intricate lyrical choreography, fast-paced athleticism and wry humour.

Mapdance is jointly directed by Jerwood Award Winner, Yael Flexer (Flexer & Sandiland), and Detta Howe.

mapdance.org

Mr and Mrs Clark: (F.E.A.R)

Saturday, 18 March, 2017 - 19:30

Mr and Mrs Clark: (F.E.A.R)
Tickets: £14/£12 concessions + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

(F.E.A.R.) is a one-man show about constructed fear that asks directly if the world wants us to feel safe. (F.E.A.R.) is a brave, revealing and at times hilarious one-man tour of early childhood memories to midlife identity crisis delivered directly to the audience in a revealing and intimate manner.

In this life story, that encapsulates early childhood memories and public information films, a clear and ever more fevered narrative unearths the fears of a middle aged man plagued with the news of Islamic State attacks, the revelations of Edward Snowden, Brexit and of a growing concern for the signs of physical decay. Written and Performed by Gareth Clark.

Age restriction: 14+

Directed and Developed by Agnieszka Blonska
Choreography by Marega Palser
Visuals by Andrew Rock

mrandmrsclark.co.uk

Holly & Ted: Pond Wife

Saturday, 11 March, 2017 - 19:30

Holly & Ted: Pond Wife
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

Pond Wife is a “joyfully ingenious “(The Stage) reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid, told through the medium of 90s pop. With storytelling, a bath tub and cheesy pop, performance collaborative Holly & Ted use lo-fi tech and a casual performance style to reinvent a story that is funny & fabulous “with a feminist heart that makes for a very enjoyable hour” (Broadway Baby). It’s 1997, the Spice Girls are at the top of the charts & one fifteen-year-old mermaid is about to discover music for the very first time...

Age restriction: 7+

hollyandted.com

Skillywidden | A St. Piran Nos Lowen (Cornish Dance Night) 2017

Saturday, 4 March, 2017 - 19:30

Skillywidden: A St. Piran Nos Lowen (Cornish Dance Night)
Tickets: £6 + booking fee and includes a pasty*
Click Here to book online.

Legends of Cornish Celtic dance music Skillywidden return to AMATA for a wild night of Cornish dancing.

Skillywidden frequently pack dance floors with their take on the Nos Lowen style of Cornish music and dance. Their exhilarating performances, in a line up which includes bouzouki, fiddle, clarinets, viola, darabuka and vocals, convey the sheer joy they take in Cornwall’s indigenous culture.

“Sublime …a kind of World Music with a Cornish accent”
Rock ‘n’ Reel

dalla.co.uk

*whilst stocks last

FXU Performing Arts Showcase

Saturday, 4 March, 2017 - 19:00

FXU Performing Arts Showcase
Tickets: Free but booking required.
Click Here to book online.

'FXU Performing Arts Showcase' is a diverse showcase both led and performed by the students and dance/music societies of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter Cornwall Campus. The show features performances from the Ballet, Jazz & Lyrical Dance, Cheerleading, Viva Voce, Gymnastics, Tremough Follies and Ballroom societies with added solos, duets and dances from ‘Jason Thomas Performing Arts’ students in the styles of Hip-Hop and Musical Theatre.

Ninebarrow

Saturday, 25 February, 2017 - 19:30

Ninebarrow
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES TONIGHTS' PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE BOX OFFICE ARE CURRENTLY CONTACTING ALL TICKET HOLDERS.

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’ by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles.

In 2015, Ninebarrow were announced winners of Fatea Magazine’s ‘Debut Album of the Year’ 2014; their latest album ‘Releasing the Leaves’ was awarded five stars in both Maverick Magazine and the English Folk Dance and Song Society Magazine, who described it as ‘Immaculate’. It has also been listed in The Telegraph’s Top Folk Albums of 2016.

“Another example of how strong British folk music is at the moment.”
The Telegraph

ninebarrow.co.uk

Concourse 2017

Friday, 10 February, 2017 - 19:30 to Saturday, 11 February, 2017 - 21:30

Concourse 2017
Tickets: Free

A showcase of short works in progress by current Falmouth University students held at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts.

Highlights of recent years have included choreography in the locker room, theatre that linked to cyberspace and a drumming band exploding from a lift.

Presented in association with The Dartington Society.

Opening times:
Friday 10 February: 19.30 - 21.30
Saturday 11 February: 14.30 - 21.30

Cara Dillon plus Support

Saturday, 4 February, 2017 - 19:30

Cara Dillon plus Support
Tickets: £20/£17 concessions + booking fee.
Click Here to book online.

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.

Born in Dungiven in 1975, she was brought up in a close musical family immersed in the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry. Having won the All Ireland Traditional Singing Trophy aged only 14 she went on to sing with Oige, De Dannan and then Equation. It was in this band that she met her husband and musical collaborator Sam Lakeman. The combination of Cara's expressive vocals and Lakeman's rippling piano and fresh production squeezed new life into ancient material. Their original songs sit happily alongside the traditional, reinforcing the debt they owe, whilst pointing to a distinct and distinguished musical identity all of their own.

Whether she's singing her native traditional songs of lost love and emigration, or their original compositions, you will be hard pressed to find a more emotive and captivating performer.

“Cara Dillon is one of Ireland’s truly great singers” The Guardian

“Quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice…” Q Magazine

caradillon.co.uk

Support act: Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis

Cheap Date Dance Company: Little Women, Big Balls

Saturday, 28 January, 2017 - 19:30

Cheap Date Dance Company: Little Women, Big Balls
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

Are you ready to rumble?

In this ultimate fighting tournament between dancer and ball, who will triumph? Will it be one ball too many, can they overcome life’s obstacles without throwing in the towel?

Figuratively and literally we all have a lot of balls to balance. Cheap Date attempt to bounce, balance, beat and bash as many balls as they can manage in this heart-warming, empowering look at life’s ups and downs. From waking up a winner, to losing it all by lunchtime. Debbie and Lauren fumble their way through stories of match day glory to red card rejection. The two dancers’ opposing sporting backgrounds provide an ideal playground for dance, comedy and theatre to come together in a match that's only won by stepping up to the plate.

Age recommendation: 8+

cheapdatedance.co.uk

Cinegi Arts & Film: Cornwall Launch

Friday, 27 January, 2017 - 18:30

Cinegi Arts & Film: Cornwall Launch and Screening of Giselle by The Royal BAllet
Tickets: £5 + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

18:30 Drinks reception and live music by AMATA Music students.
19:30 Introduction to Cinegi with Britain on Film archive shorts from the BFI followed by screening of Giselle, finished by 22:00.

Giselle, a peasant girl, has fallen in love with Count Albrecht, who has told her he is a villager named Loys. Her discovery of his true identity has devastating consequences. Giselle kills herself. Distraught, Albrecht wanders the forests and discovers that Giselle has become one of the Wilis, shades of young women who died before their wedding day. The Wilis dance all men that come across their path to death; but Giselle intercedes on Albrecht’s behalf. Her forgiveness saves Albrecht and releases her from the Wilis, so that she may finally rest in peace.

Screen Director: Ross MacGibbon
Lead Dancer: Marianela Nunez
Lead Dancer: Vadim Muntiagirov
Produced by: Optus Arte, Royal Opera House

Duration: 1 hour and 56 minutes

If you are a venue promoter interested in screening filmed performances, BFI archive and other arts and cultural content, come along to experience the diversity of content available now from Cinegi Arts & Film.

Cinegi Arts & Film is a project from Cinegie Media Ltd Supported by Arts Council England, in partnership with the BFI.

cinegi.com

AMATA Christmas Cabaret

Friday, 9 December, 2016 - 18:00

AMATA Christmas Cabaret
Tickets: Free for AMATA Students and Staff but booking is required.
Click Here to book online.

Join us for the first AMATA Christmas Cabaret on Friday 9 December from 18.00 in Studio A!

There will be a whole range of talent on the night as well as mulled wine and mince pies, we hope you will come join us in having a jolly good time celebrating the talent that the AMATA building holds!

Grace Clayton: Me, But Bigger

Saturday, 3 December, 2016 - 19:30

Grace Clayton: Me, But Bigger
Tickets: £8/£6 concessions + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

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+

Tremough Follies Showcase 2016

Wednesday, 30 November, 2016 - 19:30

Tremough Follies Showcase 2016
Tickets: £5 Non-Students/£4 Students
Click Here to book online.

Come along to our annual Showcase for a night of Musical Theatre and Variety Performances. Look forward to an evening of song, dance, drama and all round entertainment.

Tremough Follies on Facebook

Moscow Drug Club

Saturday, 26 November, 2016 - 20:30

Moscow Drug Club
Tickets: £10 + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

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 wary smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club…..this way please & mind the stairs!

moscowdrugclub.com

Scratch Electric Kernow & Special Guest, Adrian Utley (Portishead)

Saturday, 26 November, 2016 - 19:00

Scratch Electric Kernow & Special Guest, Adrian Utley (Portishead)
Due to unforeseen circumstances this performance has been postponed. A new date will be released as soon as possible.

18.00 Pre-concert Q&A with Adrian Utley, Adrian Lee and Dr Antti Saario.

The programme includes new pieces for electric guitar orchestra by Adrian Utley, Adrian Lee, members of the band and Terry Riley’s minimalist classic, In C.

Adrian Utley (Portishead) joins the launch of Falmouth University’s own orchestra of electric guitars. Adrian is internationally renowned for his work with trip-hop legends, Portishead but in the culmination of this week-long residency at Falmouth University, Adrian will share his knowledge and experience of working with electric guitar orchestras. Adrian is joined by Falmouth University students and co-director, Adrian Lee in an exciting programme of new music for electric guitar orchestra by Adrian Utley, Adrian Lee and other members of the orchestra plus a full orchestra rendition of Terry Riley’s minimalist classic, In C.

scratchelectric.com
soundandmusic.org

Luke Wright: What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

Friday, 25 November, 2016 - 19:30

Luke Wright: What I Learned from Johnny Bevan
​Tickets: £12/£10 concessions + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

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.

Please note that latecomers will not be admitted and there is no re-admittance during the performance.
Age restriction: 14+
 
“Luke Wright’s What I Learned from Johnny Bevan is terrific”
Lyn Gardner, Guardian

Following the performance of What I Learned from Johnny Bevan, Luke will be perform selected poetry.
lukewright.co.uk

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

Graham Fitkin

Saturday, 19 November, 2016 - 20:00

Graham Fitkin
Tickets: £20/£17 concessions + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

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.

fitkin.com

Didy Veldman/Umanoove: The Happiness Project

Saturday, 12 November, 2016 - 19:30

Didy Veldman/Umanoove: The Happiness Project
Tickets: £14/£12 concessions + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

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.

“Veldman's choreography is supremely assured and creatively original” Dance Europe

“continuously ingenious and beguiling” New York Times

“Veldman is a genius of choreographic movement” Music and Vision Daily

didyveldman.com

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)
Click Here to book online.

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 and will also work with some of the props from the show.

didyveldman.com

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.
Click Here to book online.

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.

A post-show discussion with Hetain Patel will follow the performance.

hetainpatel.com

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
Click Here to book online.

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+

themostlyeverythingpeople.com

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)
Click Here to book online.

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.

somextro.com

Company Chameleon: Witness

Friday, 21 October, 2016 - 19:30

Company Chameleon presents: Witness
Tickets: £14/£12 concessions + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

Mesmerising and powerful dance theatre from National Dance Award nominees, Company Chameleon.

Witness, the main piece in this double-bill, turns the spotlight on mental health in a sensitive and unique portrayal of loved ones coping through crisis. Featuring a rich mix of dance and movement styles, Witnessprovides a totally original view on mental illness, delving deep into an issue which effects one in four of us each year. Touching, sad, funny and absurd, this is relevant and up-to-the-minute dance theatre at its best.

Words Unspoken, a dynamic short work exploring the untold secrets of the performers on stage, opens the evening.  Six dancers perform flawlessly formed movements in a striking and synchronized style. The effect is hypnotic and provides the perfect opener to this captivating double bill.

’Beautifully revealing…Unforgettably good.’ Judith Mackrell, The Guardian ★★★★

companychameleon.com

Workshop with Company Chameleon

Thursday, 20 October, 2016 - 14:00

Workshop with Company Chameleon

Taking on the theme of Witness, this workshop led by Company Chameleon will explore mental health through dance and movement, raising awareness of the importance of understanding and nurturing mental, as well as physical, health.

This workshop is exclusively for AMATA Stage 2 BA (Hons) Dance and Performance students.

No booking required as this workshop will be delivered during normal your timetabled class.

companychameleon.com

Depressed Cake Shop: Pop Up Shop

Thursday, 20 October, 2016 - 12:00

Depressed Cake Shop: Pop Up Shop

“Where there is cake, there is hope...and there is always cake.”

One in four people will suffer from, or be touched by, a mental health issue at some point in their lives. The Depressed Cake Shop is a worldwide phenomenon of pop up cake shops selling beautiful baked goods donated by local bakers in order to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide a platform for discussion and community.

Creative Event Management students will be hosting a pop up Depressed Cake Shop to raise funds for two charities, MIND and BIPOLAR UK.

depressedcakeshop.com

Fit and Gluten Free | Healthy Eating and Nutrition for Performance: Talk

Friday, 14 October, 2016 - 12:30

Fit and Gluten Free Healthy Eating and Nutrition for Performance: Talk
Tickets: Free but booking required.
Click Here to book online.

Food is fuel and what you eat makes a big difference to how your body performs, particularly for anyone with physically active lifestyles, such as dancers. Natalie Roberts from fitglutenfree.co.uk is a qualified personal trainer and nutritional therapist who will be giving advice about healthy eating for optimum nutrition and performance, as well as debunking some common nutrition myths.

fitglutenfree.co.uk

Worklight Theatre Presents: Labels

Friday, 7 October, 2016 - 19:30

Worklight Theatre Presents: Labels
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

Worklight Theatre’s multi-award winning show is a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration. Charting a childhood in 90’s Devon, shifting political landscapes and global refugee crisis, the show uses comedy, storytelling and spoken word. Expect paper planes, racist romances and lots of sticky labels! Using humour and honesty, Labels offers a human story from multicultural Britain, and is touring the UK after an award-winning Australian tour and London run.

“Powerful, important and funny” Emma Thompson

“Terrific and really thoughtful” Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

Labels by Joe Sellman-Leava | Directed by Katharina Reinthaller
Designed by Charlotte Anderson | Lighting & Sound by Phill Hewit | Produced by Michael Woodman

Trackd: Record, Collaborate, Share

Friday, 7 October, 2016 - 15:30

Trackd: Record, Collaborate, Share
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Presentation
Trackd’s CEO Russell Sheffield son of Norman Sheffield (the legendary Trident Studios in Soho, London) who worked with The Beatles, David Bowie and signed Queen along with Trackd’s Head of A&R Grant Tilbury will provide an educational presentation on the history behind the app and why modern day recording tech is imperative in a fast paced Music industry. They will provide a demonstration on how to use technology simply and effectively to collaborate with musicians worldwide. Case studies will be used.

What Is Trackd?
Trackd is an exciting new ideas studio which puts the power and flexibility of 8track recording in your pocket. With the app you can create music and collaborate as easily as sending a text. Trackd was created to remove the fuss from recording so the artists can focus on the most important thing the song. We have built all the tools you need to discuss projects, write and record a great song with ease; swift multitracking, nimble mixing, song notes, a metronome and more. There is no setup needed, just hit record and play

trackdmusic.com

Worklight Theatre Presents: Labels Schools' Matinee

Friday, 7 October, 2016 - 13:00

Worklight Theatre Presents: Labels Schools' Matinee
Tickets: Free for Cornish Schools'
To book, please call: 01326 259349

Worklight Theatre’s multi-award winning show is a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration. Charting a childhood in 90’s Devon, shifting political landscapes and global refugee crisis, the show uses comedy, storytelling and spoken word. Expect paper planes, racist romances and lots of sticky labels! Using humour and honesty, Labels offers a human story from multicultural Britain, and is touring the UK after an award-winning Australian tour and London run.

“Powerful, important and funny” Emma Thompson

“Terrific and really thoughtful” Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

Labels by Joe Sellman-Leava | Directed by Katharina Reinthaller
Designed by Charlotte Anderson | Lighting & Sound by Phill Hewit | Produced by Michael Woodman

Cornwall Music Education Hub: Music Education Event for Post 16 Students

Friday, 7 October, 2016 - 10:00

Cornwall Music Education Hub: Music Education Event for Post 16 Students

A one day event for anyone studying Music or Music Technology at A level or BTEC (level 3) to inspire students as they embark on the next level of their studies. In addition to a Keynote speaker and a Q&A wrap-up, there will be a series of curriculum-specific seminars suitable for all students from all syllabuses/courses.

cornwallmusiceducationhub.org

To book contact Alice Reynolds:
Areynolds1@cornwall.gov.uk
01872 327351

Lunch will be provided.

Belarus Free Theatre: Burning Doors

Saturday, 1 October, 2016 - 19:30

Belarus Free Theatre: Burning Doors
Tickets: LIMITED AVAILABILITY: £12/£10 CONCESSIONS + BOOKING FEE
Click Here to book online.

In this blazingly contemporary new work, Belarus Free Theatre combine forces with Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokina to share stories of persecuted artists, living under dictatorship, who will not be silenced. Burning Doors interrogates what happens to people when they are declared enemies of the state simply for making art. How the meaning of home and displacement reframes under systematic coercion and ideological warfare.

This brand new production blends sensuous theatricality and vigorous physicality to shine a light on total suppression of artistic freedoms, drawn from the real-life stories of iconoclastic Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky, incarcerated Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina.

Burning Doors is created in partnership with ArtReach as part of Journeys Festival International, developed at Falmouth University’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) where BFT are Associate Artists and funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Age Restriction: 18+

"One of the bravest and most inspired underground troupes on the planet” - New York Times (2015)
This performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with the artists and special guests (up to one hour).

Triple Bill: O Collective, Zedsi Dance & Cloud

Friday, 16 September, 2016 - 18:30

Triple Bill: O Collective; Zedsi Dance & Cloud
Tickets: £8 + booking fee
Click Here to book online.

An evening of performances by top 2016 AMATA graduates and third year BA (Hons) Music student, Cloud.

In He She They, BA (Hons) Theatre graduates O Collective, confront the social conditioning of gender by deconstructing, rebuilding and understanding the complexity of being human.

In Sum… I Exist, BA (Hons) Dance & Choreography graduates ZedSi Dance Company, explore the meaning of life, the purpose of existence, and why we are as miraculous, weird and wonderful as we individually are.

Cloud is a musician, songwriter and producer who intertwines her soulful vocals with synthesizers to create a world of dreamlike pop with a subtle edge.

The evening will also include a screening of Stitch Fashion show, the final event by BA (Hons) Creative Event Management graduates.

Agile On The Beach 2016

Thursday, 1 September, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, 2 September, 2016 - 22:00

Agile On The Beach 2016

This annual two day business and technology conference explores key themes of Agile Software, Business, Teams and Product Management.

Tickets start at £260 plus VAT

For more information and to book your place, please visit:
agileonthebeach.com

Troy Miller Trio featuring Femi Temowo and Karl Rasheed-Abel

Thursday, 18 August, 2016 - 19:30

Troy Miller Trio featuring Femi Temowo and Karl Rasheed-Abel
Tickets: £17/£14 concessions
Click Here to book tickets online.

Troy Miller is a multi-talented drummer, music director, producer and composer, described by the Guardian as a ‘formidable force in gestation.’ He has worked with Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather, Laura Mvula, Roy Ayers and Soweto Kinch, amongst many others. ‘His music raises the bar for melodic ingenuity and…rhythmic excitement.’ Evening Standard

Femi Temowo is a MOBO Award nominated musician, described by Time Out as ‘One of Europe’s finest and most sought after guitarists.’ He was Musical Director and guitarist for Amy Winehouse, and has also played with Wynton Marsalis, Soweto Kinch, George Benson and Courtney Pine to name but a few.

Karl Rasheed-Abel is one of the UK’s ‘most eminently versatile and distinguished bass players,’ who has toured with the likes of Lauva Mvula, Ms Dynamite, Jerry Dammers and Courtney Pine.

Belarus Free Theatre Open Rehearsal: Burning Door

Thursday, 18 August, 2016 - 09:30

Belarus Free Theatre Open Rehearsal: Burning Door
Tickets: FREE but booking required.
Click Here to book online.

As part of a 5-week residency at AMATA, Associate Artists Belarus Free Theatre will devise and rehearse a new theatrical production, Burning Door, created by Artistic Directors Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin and the BFT Ensemble, working in collaboration with Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina. Building on BFT’s unique position as the leading refugee-led Theatre company in the UK and direct experience of political persecution in Belarus, Burning Door will explore narratives of imprisonment of artists and displacement of peoples due to political persecution and conflict in Europe.

Falmouth-Yamaha Jazz Summer School 2016

Monday, 15 August, 2016 - 09:00 to Saturday, 20 August, 2016 - 22:00

Falmouth-Yamaha Jazz Summer School 2016

Falmouth University and Yamaha host one of the most exciting jazz summer schools in the UK. Now in its fifth year the jazz summer school is a fantastic opportunity to dive into a six-day programme of jazz discovery and learning.

Open for instrumentalists and vocalists from a wide range of ages, experiences and jazz backgrounds, the course offers a concentrated yet relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to discover, practice and try out new jazz playing skills.

Sessions on a range of key topics run throughout the six days, culminating in a final night concert.

Regular price: Residential £625 / Course only £410
Early bird price: Residential £595 / Course only £380
(until 20 May)

A range of bursaries are available.
falmouth.ac.uk/jazzsummerschool

Freefall Dance Company Summer Intensive 2016

Saturday, 6 August, 2016 - 09:30 to Sunday, 7 August, 2016 - 17:00

Freefall Dance Summer Intensive 2016

With guest teachers Luke Birch, Nikki O’Hara and James Wilton.

Join Freefall for 2 days of vigorous physical training of the highest quality. Designed to inspire and challenge aspiring dancers (16+) through to
practicing professionals, this package of classes is taught by experienced specialists in their field, in state of the art dance studios.

Early Bird Payment (Before 6th May) £85 both days
Standard Payment £95 both days

Limited bursary places available. To book, please visit:
freefalldance.co.uk

Presented in partnership with the Falmouth University Dance Department.

The International Schools’ Theatre Association (ISTA) In Association with Falmouth University Present: The Cornish Youth Theatre Festival

Tuesday, 2 August, 2016 - 08:00 to Thursday, 4 August, 2016 - 22:00

The International Schools’ Theatre Association (ISTA) In Association with Falmouth University Present: The Cornish Youth Theatre Festival

An opportunity for young people aged 14 - 21 to devise collaborative theatre in spectacular surroundings, and attend top class productions and master classes.

The festival will include sessions on theatre skills, specialist workshops, collaborative working, ensemble building and devising from a starting point and working towards a final performance. Led by several of ISTA’s most internationally renowned theatre practitioners, participants will create inspirational work and learn from each other in ensembles, whilst their accompanying youth theatre leaders will benefit from CPD sessions from the Belarus Free Theatre and Kneehigh.

£350 (including accommodation and food)

Echoes Dance Company | All That Glisters

Friday, 22 July, 2016 - 19:30

Echoes Dance Company: All That Glisters
Tickets: £7/£4.50 concessions

In turns amusing, emotive and thought provoking, this community based company
challenges what it means to be a dancer, demonstrating that everyone can dance.

Act One explores our fascination with gold - the colour and the metal, with themes that include greed, beauty, fact and fantasy,

Act Two takes the Golden Ratio as its inspiration, our interconnection with each other, with nature and with the universe.

echoesdanceco.com

National Youth Dance Company | In-Nocentes

Thursday, 21 July, 2016 - 19:30

National Youth Dance Company: In-Nocentes
​Tickets: £8/£5 concessions
Click Here to book online.

National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) performs with a new work by the critically acclaimed Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and NYDC 2015-16 Guest Artistic Director Michael Keegan-Dolan, award-winning Founder and Artistic Director of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.

Set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, recomposed by Max Richter, In-Nocentes sees Keegan-Dolan utilise the clarity, integrity and power of 42 young dancers moving through space with a shared intention, each open to the possibility of transformation through the act of dancing.

Keegan-Dolan’s original approach, coupled with the dancers’ raw talent, illustrates the dynamic energy that young people bring to the creation of a new work.

nydc.org.uk

Propeller Launch Event

Thursday, 21 July, 2016 - 18:00

Propeller Launch Event

Propeller is a new dance training programme for young people 11-16 years across Cornwall. Propeller is a consortium project between Falmouth University, Cornwall College and Dance Republic 2. Groups will meet regularly from September 2016 in Penzance, Wadebridge, St Austell, Pool and Penryn, working with professional dance/teachers as well as a range of national and international choreographers.

For more details contact Dance Republic2:
christina@dancerepublic2.com

By Invitation only

National Youth Dance Company | In-Nocentes Schools' Matinee

Thursday, 21 July, 2016 - 13:00

National Youth Dance Company: In-Nocentes Schools' Matinee
Tickets: Free for Cornish Schools.
Please call: 01326 259349 to book tickets.

National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) performs with a new work by the critically acclaimed Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and NYDC 2015-16 Guest Artistic Director Michael Keegan-Dolan, award-winning Founder and Artistic Director of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.

Set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, recomposed by Max Richter, In-Nocentes sees Keegan-Dolan utilise the clarity, integrity and power of 42 young dancers moving through space with a shared intention, each open to the possibility of transformation through the act of dancing.

Keegan-Dolan’s original approach, coupled with the dancers’ raw talent, illustrates the dynamic energy that young people bring to the creation of a new work.

nydc.org.uk

AMATA Young Persons Dance Sessions Sharing

Saturday, 16 July, 2016 - 18:00

AMATA Young Persons Dance Sessions Sharing
Tickets: £4.00 and Under 5's Free
Click Here to book online.

To celebrate the continuing success of the AMATA Young Persons Dance sessions, we are having an informal sharing of what we have been up to recently.

The sharing will present a short work from both the younger class and the senior class, and we are excited to be presenting performances from three groups from Kathryn Richards School of Dance and a guest performance!

Tickets for under 5’s are free but still need to be booked online or via the box office.

Kathryn Richards School of Dance Summer Show 2016

Saturday, 9 July, 2016 - 19:00

Kathryn Richards School of Dance Summer Show 2016

A showcase of work, including ballet, tap, contemporary and jazz, by young dancers and students of this local dance school.

By invitation only.

Simon Birch Dance | Shoreline

Saturday, 9 July, 2016 - 18:00 to Thursday, 14 July, 2016 - 22:00

Simon Birch Dance: Shoreline

Shoreline is a promenade performance exploring our connection with the sea. It is amphibious; danced in the water, as well as on the sand and rocks, to live choral music. It is a metaphor for the storms we all endure, the moments of tranquility we seek and the borders and boundaries we fear or dare to cross.

Shoreline is an ode to the coastline, and all that it means to us.

Performances take place on the following dates and locations as part of SALT 2016 Festival of Landscape & Dance:

9 & 10 July – Watergate Bay
11 & 12 July – Sennen Cove
13 & 14 July – Kynance Cove

For exact performance times and booking information, please visit:
simonbirchdance.com

New Directions 2016 | NRTF Showcasing Festival

Tuesday, 5 July, 2016 - 09:00 to Wednesday, 6 July, 2016 - 22:00

New Directions 2016: NRTF Showcasing Festival

The National Rural Touring Forum represents a number of mainly rural touring schemes and rural arts development agencies that aim to help local people to promote high quality arts events in rural and community venues.

New Directions will introduce delegates to exciting high quality work suitable for rural touring and to introduce a range of new artists and companies to the rural touring network. The event will showcase a range of entertaining, surprising and stimulating performances.

Booking will open in April.

For more details ruraltouring.org.uk

Salt 2016 | A Festival of Landscape Dance

Saturday, 2 July, 2016 - 17:00 to Wednesday, 31 August, 2016 - 22:00

Salt 2016: A Festival of Landscape Dance

AMATA is a partner in SALT 2016, the second festival in which Dance Republic 2 programme extraordinary performances from local, national and internationally recognised artists and choreographers; all presented in unique and inspiring locations across Cornwall. This year’s programme includes performances from Simon Birch Dance, New Art Club, Cscape and residency opportunities with Rosemary Lee and Luca Silvistrini.

For more information about Salt 2016 and the individual projects, please visit:
dancerepublic2.com

Unveiled

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016 - 15:00

Unveiled
Tickets: Free

‘Unveiled’- A one-woman play- written and performed by Ceara Dorman.

This short one-woman play brings to life the harrowing stories of women, including girls as young as 12, held in the care of the nuns in Ireland's notorious Magdalene Laundries, which were funded by the Irish State and run by the Catholic Church. It is the stuff of nightmares and only ceased in 1996.

Come along and witness the truth of the Magdalene Laundries being unveiled through the journey of five different characters.

‘The harrowing physical and psychological abuse they endured there, led to a lifetime of hurt, loneliness, shame and secrecy but finally the world knew what they had suffered’. Steven O’Riordan co-author of Whispering Hope.

AMATA Showcase What's On

Monday, 23 May, 2016 - 12:00 to Friday, 3 June, 2016 - 22:00

AMATA Showcase 2016

The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) Showcase is a combined platform for practitioners emerging from the Dance, Music, Theatre and Cultural Management & Production courses. Throughout the showcase, performances, talks, events and networking opportunities are programmed that celebrate the achievements of our graduating students.

This programme of work is open to the public.

Click Here for more information.

Abràcadabrà

Sunday, 22 May, 2016 - 15:00

Abràcadabrà
Tickets: £5 adult, £4 student, £3 child, £14 for family of four, Under Two's free.
Click Here to book online.

Want to see some magic? Young or old, Abràcadabrà is here to sate your curiosity with family entertainment from 15.00 - 17.00pm and professional magic and illusions acts from 17.00 - 19.00.

Event Programme:
15.00 - 17.00: Family entertainment (treasure hunt, close-up magic, photo booth)
17.00 - 17:45: Paul Scott’s magic performance
18.00 - 18:30: Le Entertainment illusion act

All profits will be donated to Merlin's Magic Wand.

A Creative Events Management Student Event.

Nautical

Saturday, 21 May, 2016 - 10:00

Nautical
Tickets: £5.00
Click Here to book tickets online.

Celebrate the importance of art based courses here at Falmouth University through, an enchanting multi-sensory art and photography exhibition, inspired by the wonders of the coast. Through surreal and mysterious art pieces to the sound of haunting tales, come and see what mythical mysteries lie at the edge of our surroundings. Featuring, storytelling, poetry readings, art based workshops and performances from singer songwriters.

Venue: The Fish Factory Art Space, Falmouth, TR11 2TF

Limited access in the venue. For specific access requirements please contact the box office before booking.

A Creative Events Management Student Event.

Tunnel Vision

Wednesday, 18 May, 2016 - 18:00

Tunnel Vision
Tickets: £6 in advance and £8 on the door*.
Click Here to book online.

“To learn is to liberate” An evening focusing on the current issues surrounding the ongoing refugee crisis.

Arrive into our captivating art and photography exhibition with images featured from the refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk.

We will then showcase a select few short films and documentaries from the likes of Gallivant Film and Huck Magazine.

This will be followed by a guest panel of local refugee aid organisations and volunteers; they will discuss their experiences and how the audience can get involved in local refugee aid projects.

Venue: A Curious Hall, Falmouth, TR11 3AU

A Creative Events Management Student Event.
*On the door tickets are subject to availability.

BoxWorks

Saturday, 14 May, 2016 - 20:30

BoxWorks​
Tickets: £6 (Super Early Bird), £7 (Early Bird),
£8 (Full Price)
Click Here to book online.

//Not// Your// Average// Hip-Hop// Night// Unorthadox

The location of Boxworks is a secret and is to be announced at 18.00 on Friday 13 May 2016 (website link will be emailed to all ticket holders).

A Creative Events Management Student Event.

JETS Present Stitch

Saturday, 14 May, 2016 - 19:00

Jets Present Stitch
Tickets: £12
SOLD OUT. Please call 01326 259349 to join the waiting list.

A fashion showcase celebrating new and developing fashion culture in and around Falmouth. Revealing the first view at a selection of the graduating classes work through an exclusive warehouse exhibition.

Venue: Unit 7, Kernick Industrial Estate, Penry, TR10 9LU

A Creative Events Management Student Event.

2016 Sound Summit

Friday, 13 May, 2016 - 13:00

2016 Sound Summit
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

The 2016 Sound Summit celebrates new and innovative technologies and music delivered through informative talks, demonstrations and performances. The programme will feature special guests from some of Cornwall’s most aspirational and influential music brands and will give you the opportunity to test their latest products, gain advice from professionals and meet like-minded individuals.

A Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Student Event.

Sonic Limbs

Thursday, 12 May, 2016 - 21:00

Sonic Limbs

An online event featuring a live performance by Cloud, accompanied by dancers Angus Capel and Ashleigh Mitchell.

Sign up online to unlock the live stream: soniclimbs.com

A Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Student Event.

Cloud 9

Wednesday, 11 May, 2016 - 15:00

Cloud 9
Tickets: £11
Click Here to book online.

Cloud 9 is an exclusive beauty event set within the AMATA Building. Cloud 9 offers exclusive beauty treatments such as face painting, eyebrow threading, mini massages and manicures. Snacks will also be provided by our sponsors Cupcakes and Coffee and Pura pressed.

A Creative Events Management Student Event.

Tremough Follies Present: Grease | 8 May

Sunday, 8 May, 2016 - 14:30

Tremough Follies Present: Grease
Click Here to book tickets online.

Tremough Follies are putting on their annual musical which this year is Grease! Come along and join our cast for a great production of the well known musical everyone loves!

Tickets:

Students:
£6 in advance
£7 on the door (subject to availability)

Non-Students:
£8 in advance
£9 on the door (subject to availability)

Tremough Follies Present: Grease | 7 May

Saturday, 7 May, 2016 - 19:30

Tremough Follies Present: Grease
Click Here to book tickets online.

Tremough Follies are putting on their annual musical which this year is Grease! Come along and join our cast for a great production of the well known musical everyone loves!

Tickets:

Students:
£6 in advance
£7 on the door (subject to availability)

Non-Students:
£8 in advance
£9 on the door (subject to availability)

Tremough Follies Present: Grease | 6 May

Friday, 6 May, 2016 - 19:30

Tremough Follies Present: Grease
Click Here to book tickets online.

Tremough Follies are putting on their annual musical which this year is Grease! Come along and join our cast for a great production of the well known musical everyone loves!

Tickets:

Students:
£6 in advance
£7 on the door (subject to availability)

Non-Students:
£8 in advance
£9 on the door (subject to availability)

AMATA Jazz Cafe | Keith Michael Jazz Quintet

Wednesday, 4 May, 2016 - 18:30

AMATA Jazz Cafe With Keith Michael Jazz Quintet
Tickets: Free

The KMJQ comprises some of the best jazz players around: Sarah McDonagh-sax/flute, Paul Heywood-sax/vocal, Jack Williams-piano, Chris Jones-bass, Keith Michael-drums.

KMJQ will be playing a mixture of music; new takes on old standards as well as originals from various members of the band. The stage will open to a jam session later on.

The event is also a meeting and contact point for anyone interested in joining this years Falmouth Yamaha Jazz Summer School in August - especially anyone interested in taking up one of the various bursaries available for the course - bring your instruments to this jazz café jam

jazzsummerschool@falmouth.ac.uk

The Dustbowl Children

Saturday, 30 April, 2016 - 19:30

The Dustbowl Children With Support from Charlotte Lloyd-Butler & Brackenthorn​
Tickets: £5
Click Here to book online.

A benefit gig in aid of the charity Hand in Hand for Syria, the first organization to take humanitarian aid to Syria. Since their first supply drop, the organization has grown and become one of the largest helping hands to those struggling in the Syrian crisis.

With performances from The Dustbowl Children, a roots, blues, rock, folk band from Falmouth; Charlotte Lloyd-Butler, a singer and songwriter based at Falmouth University and Brackenthorn, a folk punk duo.

All profits will go to charity.

With A Little Bit of Luck

Saturday, 23 April, 2016 - 19:30

Paines Plough and Latitude Festival present: With A Little Bit of Luck
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
Click Here to book online.

‘I want to be iconic. I want to be beautiful, reckless, feared, hated, ahead of the times. I want to be different, I want to be dangerous…’
2001. Raves. Revision. Re-election.

Nadia is swept up in one hot summer’s night of love that promises endless possibilities. Drinking, dancing, hope, ambition, lust, greed… and decisions that will determine the rest of her life.
Rhythmically underscored by a live mix of old school UK Garage, award-winning writer Sabrina Mahfouz explores the legacy of a cultural movement that defined the hopes of a generation.
2016. Re-wind.

Age Restriction: 14+. (Children under 14 will not be admitted to this performance)

painesplough.com 

Paines Plough is the UK’s national theatre of new plays. They commission and produce the best playwrights and tour their plays far and wide. Whether you’re in Liverpool or Lyme Regis, Scarborough or Southampton, a Paines Plough show is coming to a theatre near you soon.

 

Play Your Own Records Fair: Vol.2

Friday, 22 April, 2016 - 20:00

Play Your Own Records Fair Vol. 2
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

To celebrate music and the comeback of the vinyl, music enthusiasts and record collectors are invited to bring and play their own records around a monthly theme and meet like-minded people while browsing through carefully selected local and independent pop-up shops.

This month’s theme: Weather

Bring and play your own records.

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets

Friday, 22 April, 2016 - 18:30

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets
Tickets: Free but booking required.
Click Here to book online.

Though culminating with the farewell concert the band played to thousands of adoring fans in their hometown of Sheffield, England, PULP is by no means a traditional concert film or rock doc. As much a testament to the band as it is to the city and inhabitants of Sheffield, PULP weaves exclusive concert footage with man-on-the-street interviews and dreamy staged sequences to paint a picture much larger, funnier, moving, and life affirming than any music film of recent memory.

This event is part of the monthly Your Favourite Music Documentary Screenings series and has been chosen by the audience in February. Throughout the year you will be able to suggest your favourite music documentaries on yfmds.co. After every screening, the audience votes for one out of three previously submitted films to be screened the following month.

Transitions Dance Company | The 2016 Triple Bill

Saturday, 19 March, 2016 - 19:30

 

Transitions Dance Company: The 2016 Triple Bill
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
Click Here to book online.

See the work of Dog Kennel Hill Project, Theo Clinkard and Ederson Rodrigues Xavier; by turns surreal, witty, playful, physical and deeply affecting, performed by this company of twelve remarkable dancers.

Transitions Dance Company is the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance’s leading student training company, a space for choreographic experimentation and a touring programme of dance rolled into one.
trinitylaban.ac.uk

Age guidence 11 + (children under 8 will not be admitted)

Bellatrix plus Support

Friday, 18 March, 2016 - 19:30

Bellatrix plus Support
Tickets: £10
Click Here to book online.

Bellatrix is a musical explorer and songwriter from the west-country. Primarily a bass player and vocalist, she is also a world Beatbox champion. Her broad palette of influences from hip-hop to jazz, folk, and down-right weird, is apparent across her music.

Known for her work with independent powerhouse girl band The Boxettes and psychedelic hip-hop outfit Dizraeli and The Small Gods; in her new show, Bellatrix uses live looping with her distinctive voice, bass and synth, to conjure images of an abstract world drenched in sounds you can taste, and everything it is to be human.

bellatrixmusic.co.uk

Support Act: FEY

Falmouth based 5 piece FEY take you to an ambient tropical world with atmospheric textures and rhythms that make you want to move.

facebook.com/remberingfey

Arts Funding in Cornwall: Panel Discussion

Friday, 18 March, 2016 - 17:30

Arts Funding in Cornwall: Panel Discussion
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

An opportunity to discuss funding for the arts and support for rural arts communities with a panel of arts professionals and politicians. The event also aims to inform students and practitioners who aspire to a financially stable future working within the arts sector.

The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception and networking opportunity with post graduate students, local arts business founders and Cornish politicians.

A Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Student Event.

This event is hosted in partnership with FXU.
fxu.org.uk

Workshop: Transitions Dance Company

Friday, 18 March, 2016 - 14:00

Workshop: Transitions Dance Company
Tickets: FREE for AMATA Students only.
Places should be booked directly with the box office.

The company will provide an insight into world-leading conservatoire practice, with a workshop combining dynamic technique with a stimulating creative session based on the company’s repertoire.

trinitylaban.ac.uk

Protein Dance Company | May Contain Food | 20.30 Show

Saturday, 12 March, 2016 - 20:30

Protein Dance Company: May Contain Food
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Award-winning Protein returns with its most playful show to date as four vocalists and four dancers all sing for their supper in a dining setting that may contain food...

This witty piece of dance and music theatre, created by choreographer Luca Silvestrini and renowned composer Orlando Gough, is inspired by social occasions and life at mealtimes. The performers will invite you to sit at a table, offer a tasting menu and then serve you a show that explores our relationship with food. All sound is performed a cappella as movement is composed and music is choreographed, creating an immersive experience of indulgence, nostalgia and mischief.

proteindance.co.uk

Protein Dance Company | May Contain Food | 18.00 Show

Saturday, 12 March, 2016 - 18:00

Protein Dance Company: May Contain Food
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Award-winning Protein returns with its most playful show to date as four vocalists and four dancers all sing for their supper in a dining setting that may contain food...

This witty piece of dance and music theatre, created by choreographer Luca Silvestrini and renowned composer Orlando Gough, is inspired by social occasions and life at mealtimes. The performers will invite you to sit at a table, offer a tasting menu and then serve you a show that explores our relationship with food. All sound is performed a cappella as movement is composed and music is choreographed, creating an immersive experience of indulgence, nostalgia and mischief.

proteindance.co.uk

Cobain: Montage of Heck Film Screening

Friday, 11 March, 2016 - 18:00

Cobain: Montage of Heck Film Screening
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Kurt Cobain, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Nirvana, remains an icon 20 years after his death. Cobain: Montage of Heck is a raw and visceral journey through Cobain’s life and career with Nirvana through the lens of his home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, and journals.

This first-ever fully authorized documentary feature blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music (both his most famous and some that’s never been heard), written word, and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest confidantes. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, Washington, through the height of his fame, it creates an intense and powerful cinematic insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame.

This event is part of the monthly Your Favourite Music Documentary Screenings series and has been chosen by the audience in February. Throughout the year you will be able to suggest your favourite music documentaries on yfmds.co. After every screening, the audience votes for one out of three previously submitted films to be screened the following month.

Mr and Mrs Clark | Smash It Up

Saturday, 5 March, 2016 - 19:30

Mr and Mrs Clark: Smash It Up
Tickets: £14/£12 concessions
Click Here to book online.

“Mr and Mrs Clark unleash a wild and often witty plea for artistic and civic preservation”
Neil Cooper, The Herald

Originally inspired by the destruction of The Chartists Mural in Newport, South Wales, Smash it Up explores the destruction of art, culture and public space. Beginning as a performance lecture, and using performance art and physical theatre, it explores the historical acts of cultural cleansing by fanatics, institutions and by artists themselves.
Smash it Up is an engaging and poignant theatre show that has been developed on the streets and building sites of a city in transition, a city like any other in the UK.

Followed by post show Q&A

mrandmrsclark.co.uk

Skillywidden | A St. Piran Nos Losen (Cornish Dance Night)

Friday, 4 March, 2016 - 19:30

Skillywidden: A St. Piran Now Lowen (Cornish Dance Night)
Tickets: £6 (includes a pasty while stocks last)
Click Here to book online.

Legends of Cornish Celtic dance music Skillywidden return to AMATA for a wild night of Cornish dancing. Skillywidden frequently pack dance floors with their take on the Nos Lowen style of Cornish music and dance. Their exhilarating performances, in a line up which includes bouzouki, fiddle, clarinets, viola, darabuka and vocals, convey the sheer joy they take in Cornwall’s indigenous culture.

“Sublime …a kind of World Music with a Cornish accent”
Rock ‘n’ Reel

dalla.co.uk

Bronco's House Film Screening

Friday, 26 February, 2016 - 19:30

Bronco's House Film Screening
Tickets: £5
Click Here to book online.

One man’s quest for a roof.

A contemporary moral tale of love, lust, birth, death, infidelity, murder, revenge, redemption... and the housing crisis.

“Majestic… as if Nic Roeg had directed a kitchen sink drama.”
Neil Fox, Director’s Notes

Shot on a clockwork camera, on 16mm black & white negative stock, and processed by hand using an instant coffee-based developer.

Followed by a Q&A with the director.

Play Your Own Records Fair - Vol. 1

Wednesday, 24 February, 2016 - 18:00

Play Your Own Records Fair - Vol. 1
Tickets: Free but booking required.
Click Here to book online.

To celebrate music and the comeback of the vinyl, music enthusiasts and record collectors are invited to bring and play their own records around a monthly theme and meet like minded people while browsing through carefully selected local and independent pop-up shops.

Bring and play your own records.

This month's theme: Relationships

Workshop: Joli Vann; Acrobatics and Dance

Sunday, 21 February, 2016 - 10:00 to 13:00

Workshop: Joli Vyann; Acrobatics and Dance
Tickets: £10 (Free for AMATA Students)
Click Here to book online.

Participants will work on partner acrobatics, contact dance, lifting and catching, and explore the integration with theatricality and intention. After learning a section of Joli Vyann’s Imbalance repertoire, the workshop will culminate in a creative task that builds on the techniques that have been introduced.

AMATA Students should book directly with the box office.

joli-vyann.com

Joli Vyann | Imbalance

Saturday, 20 February, 2016 - 19:30

Joli Vyann: Imbalance
Tickets: £14/£12 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Fusing acrobatics, dance and circus, with choreography from internationally-renowned Olivier Award nominee Jonathan Lunn. Imbalance integrates exciting acrobatic skills with athletic yet graceful dance in an energetic and thought-provoking performance that explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are ‘in’ or ‘out’ of balance?

Imbalance is part of ‘Shift and Share’: a Pavilion Dance South West Strategic Touring Funded Project.

joli-vyann.com

Sound of the Sirens plus Support

Friday, 19 February, 2016 - 19:30

Sound of the Sirens plus Support
Tickets: £10
Click Here to book online.

“…they are as tight as a drum, it doesn’t get much better than this”
Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

Sound of the Sirens is a foot-stomping, crowdengaging female folk/rock duo whose strengths lie in their passion and chemistry. These girls know how to rock a stage and make you believe in every word they are singing. Individually, their voices tell their own tale but when blended together their harmonies leave the listener wanting more; Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood are a fervent talent who have coined the contagious Siren sound.

soundofthesirens.net

Amy | Film Screening

Friday, 19 February, 2016 - 18:00

Amy: Film Screening
Tickets: Free but booking required.
Click Here to book online.

From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.

A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world's attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense - she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era.

Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel. She died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

This event is part of the monthly Your Favourite Music Documentary Screenings series and has been chosen by the audience in January. Throughout the year you will be able to suggest your favourite music documentaries on http://yfmds.co. After every screening, the audience votes for one out of three previously submitted films to be screened the following month.

Sense | 19.00 Event

Friday, 12 February, 2016 - 19:00

Sense
Tickets: FREE but booking required
Click Here to book online.

A sensory event to simulate both the loss of vision and loss of hearing through the use of visual and audio effects, allowing the audience to experience ‘everyday’ situations from the perspective of a deaf/blind or sensory impaired person.

A Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Student Event.

This event is hosted in partnership with FXU.
fxu.org.uk

Sense | 18.00 Event

Friday, 12 February, 2016 - 18:00

Sense
Tickets: FREE but booking required
Click Here to book online.

A sensory event to simulate both the loss of vision and loss of hearing through the use of visual and audio effects, allowing the audience to experience ‘everyday’ situations from the perspective of a deaf/blind or sensory impaired person.

A Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Student Event.

This event is hosted in partnership with FXU.
fxu.org.uk

Sense Networking Event

Friday, 12 February, 2016 - 17:30

Sense Networking Event
Tickets: FREE
Click Here to book online.

Networking event where the audience will have a chance to talk to the charities and the team behind the Don’t DisAbility Week.

A Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Student Event.

This event is hosted in partnership with FXU.
fxu.org.uk

Young Dance Promoters' Focus Group

Friday, 12 February, 2016 - 14:30

Young Dance Promoters' Focus Group

A meeting for participants in AMATA’s Young Dance Promoters scheme.

Part of ‘Shift and Share’: a Pavilion Dance South West Strategic Touring Funded Project.

Tickets FREE (by invitation only)

Exim Dance Company presents: The Birth of Memory & Cheap Dance Company presents: Little Women Big Balls

Friday, 12 February, 2016 - 13:00

Exim Dance Company presents: The Birth of Memory & Cheap Date Dance Company presents: Little Women Big Balls
Tickets: £10
Click Here to book online.

Exim Dance Company presents The Birth of Memory by acclaimed choreographer Adam Benjamin (co-founder of Candoco).

Cheap Date Dance Company presents new work, Little Women Big Balls.

The double bill will be followed by a Q&A and groups are invited to an optional introduction to the Dance course at Falmouth.

Sympathy For The Devil Film Screening

Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 18:00

Sympathy For The Devil: The True Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgement | Film Screening
Tickets: FREE but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Followed by Q&A with Director Neil Edwards and DJ sets inspired by the movie.

The film gets behind the veils of the secretive cult known as ‘The Process,’ tracking their journey from London’s Mayfair in the 60’s, to their spread state-side, where they became known as ‘One of the most dangerous satanic cults in America’. Former members now reveal the truth about the cult’s closely guarded secrets. With insights from artists including George Clinton (who included Process writings on his Funkadelic albums), and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.
Featuring the music of Funkadelic and electronic sounds by Nicholas Bullen.

This film screening is presented in partnership with Falmouth University’s School of Film and Television.

Lecture by Luca Silvestrini

Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 11:00

Lecture by Luca Silvestrini

Multi-award winning Choreographer, Luca Silvestrini, co-founded Protein in 1997. As its Artistic Director, he is known for idiosyncratic dance theatre work provoked by its deep connections with the everyday. Luca has also created work for many companies including the Royal Opera House, Transitions Dance Company, CandoCo, and HeadSpace Dance.

Tickets: AMATA students only

BBC Music in Cornwall Presents: Cloud, Stone Roots and Tinnedfruit

Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 19:30

BBC Music Introducing in Cornwall Presents: Cloud, Stone Roots and Tinnedfruit
Tickets: £5
Click Here to book online.

BBC Music Introducing in Cornwall will be recording an evening of top local bands for broadcast on BBC Radio Cornwall.

Stone Roots merge pop-infused vocal melodies with close-knit funk and soul grooves. Having been described as ‘Adele meets the Red Hot Chili Peppers’, the sound that the band creates is infectious, energetic and guaranteed to get you moving.

The evening will also include two student bands selected by BBC Music Introducing in Cornwall from the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts.

Tinnedfruit are a three piece, independent fuzzy garage rock band from Falmouth.  They draw influences from the likes of Ty Segall, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, but perhaps more strongly from T.Rex and John Lennon. 

Cloud is a 20 year old musician, songwriter and producer from Bristol, UK. Combining Alternative Electronic music with Soulful vocals she makes Ambient Pop music refreshing and accessible.

James Wilton Dance Company - Holocene and Surfacing

Saturday, 6 February, 2016 - 19:30

James Wilton Dance Company Present: Premiere of Holocene & Surfacing

Due to unforeseen circumstances this performance has been cancelled. The box office are currently contacting all ticket holders to discuss transfers and refunds.

Please call 01326 259349 for further information or to discuss an existing booking.

Eco-Poetry Evening

Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 - 18:00

Eco-Poetry Evening
A School of Writing and Journalism Student Event
Tickets: FREE
Click Here to book online.

Several of the most exciting eco-poets working today; Nancy Campbell, writer/artist in residence on several Arctic research stations and Isabel Galleymore, co-editor of nature-writing magazine The Clearing, will be reading their work. The evening will explore poetic responses to nature and will appeal to anyone interested in human interactions with the natural environment.

Dime Productions Presents: Elements of Hip Hop

Saturday, 16 January, 2016 - 20:00

Dime Productions Presents: Elements of Hip Hop
A Creative Events Management Student Event
Tickets: £5
Click Here to book online.

It’s back to old-skool time! Get yah fine selves along to AMATA for a long over-due hip hop injection. Your residential white girls – Dime Productions are laying on a night of old-skool tunes, inspiring graffiti and bone-busting break dancing for ya’ll to shake ya badonk-adonk down to! We wanna see ya best ghetto-getups on the night... See ya in the dance!

Mexican Fiesta

Friday, 15 January, 2016 - 19:00

Mexican Fiesta
A Creative Events Management Student Event
Tickets: £5
Click Here to book online.

ARIBA! ARIBA! ARIBAAAA! Are you ready to dive into a fun filled Mexican fiesta? To indulge in tasty, filling burritos, refreshing Mexican beers, tequila and salsa dancing? On a dreary mid-winter evening, wouldn’t you rather be living it up in the warmth of projected sunsets, a lively atmosphere and a mind blowing Mexican experience.

Age restriction: 18+

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone Film Screening

Friday, 15 January, 2016 - 18:00

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone Film Screening
Tickets: FREE but booking required.
Click Here to book online.

In 2012 a resurrection no one thought possible took place when legendary band The Stone Roses reformed after 16 years.

With unprecedented access to archive footage, Made of Stone is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history.

Acclaimed filmmaker Shane Meadows brings his unique directorial style, humour and emotional depth to the film, capturing the band at work and in their everyday lives as they rehearsed for their much-anticipated reunion, which culminated in three triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester’s Heaton Park in front of 220,000 adoring fans.

Music Documentary Screenings

Throughout the year you will be able to submit your favourite music documentaries on yfmds.co. After every monthly screening, the audience votes for one out of three films, which have previously been submitted online, to be screened in the following month.

Cirque de Monstres

Thursday, 14 January, 2016 - 20:00

Cirque de Monstres
​A Creative Events Management Student Event
Tickets: £5
Click Here to book online.

Roll up, roll up! For one night only the travelling big top of yesteryear will pitch up to retell the history of the circus, from modern performers to the original freak show. A variety of performances will blend with live music to fully immerse the audience into a circus style evening led by the faithful ringmaster.

Go! Next with Support from The MBs

Thursday, 14 January, 2016 - 19:00

Go! Next with Support from The MBs
Tickets: £3/£1 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Falmouth graduates Go! Next, a band comprising drums, bass, guitar, piano and tenor sax take on the ideologies of jazz and turn it on its head, delivering an experience of jazz unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.

This event is held at Mounts Bay Academy, Penzance, TR18 3JT.

With support from Mounts Bay’s own Jazz Funk Band, the MBs.

The Vault

Wednesday, 13 January, 2016 - 12:00 to 16:00

The Vault
A Creative Events Management Student Event
Tickets: FREE
Click Here to book online.

The Vault is an art exhibition,including a range of work by students from Falmouth University’s School of Art.

Kidz Club

Tuesday, 12 January, 2016 - 20:00

Kidz Club
A Creative Events Management Student Event
Tickets: £6.50
Click Here to book online.

Exhilirating 90s nostalgic feelings are garaunteed with Kidz Club's massive ball pit,spacehoppers and inflatable floor. Your night will be accompanied with 90s throwback tunes, R&B and hip-hop and will make you feel great. It's the ultimate play area with a bar so come along and get silly and relive your inner kid!

1920s Burlesque Night

Tuesday, 12 January, 2016 - 19:00

1920s Burlesque Night
A Creative Events Management Student Event
Tickets: £5
Click Here to book online.

This 1920’s Burlesque Night aims to whisk you back to the ‘roaring twenties’ in an evening of jazz music, cabaret, burlesque and drag performances. Come down, grab a drink and be entertained by the night’s events in our cabaret lounge.

Age restriction: 18+

Escape

Monday, 11 January, 2016 - 16:00

Escape
A Creative Events Management Student Event
Tickets: FREE
Click Here to book online.

You and your friends are trapped in a room with one goal; to escape. You have 20 minutes to find hidden clues and solve cryptic puzzles to survive otherwise you will be locked in the room forever. The only way to survive is by using your wits and team work. Can you make it out alive?

Freefall Dance Company: Awakening | Truro

Saturday, 12 December, 2015 - 19:30

FREEFALL DANCE COMPANY: AWAKENING
Tickets: £12/£9 concessions
Click Here to book online.

"Wonderfully strong and powerful, the balance between the pieces dragged us from emotional muscle tears to sweet friendships." - Audience feedback.

A triple bill featuring original works by award winning choreographer Yael Flexer, Simon Birch and Cornwall based dance company Freefall. Powerfully danced, delicately performed, Awakening brings together fast paced, intricate choreography with raw, honest performances; the dancers always on the edge of being in control. Set to compelling music including a haunting track by Sophy Smith (Motionhouse). A co commission by Falmouth University, funded by Arts Council England.

Venue: The Burrell Theatre, Trennick Lane, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TH

Freefall Dance Company: Awakening | Bodmin

Thursday, 10 December, 2015 - 19:30

Freefall Dance Company: Awakening
Tickets: £7/£5 concessions
Click Here to book online.

"Wonderfully strong and powerful, the balance between the pieces dragged us from emotional muscle tears to sweet friendships." - Audience feedback.

A triple bill featuring original works by award winning choreographer Yael Flexer, Simon Birch and Cornwall based dance company Freefall. Powerfully danced, delicately performed, Awakening brings together fast paced, intricate choreography with raw, honest performances; the dancers always on the edge of being in control. Set to compelling music including a haunting track by Sophy Smith (Motionhouse). A co commission by Falmouth University, funded by Arts Council England.

Venue:Bodmin College, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1DD

Mergecology

Saturday, 5 December, 2015 - 19:00

Mergecology
Tickets: £4
TICKETS FOR TONIGHT'S PERFORMANCE HAVE NOW SOLD OUT

Merging dancers at all stages in their education or career make a truly aspirational programme of live performance that gives a depiction of the local dance ecology.

Featuring brand new choreography by Freefall Dance (Open Plus+ Class), Olivia Lockwood, Heather Walrond, Chhaya Collective, Inner Ground and Cheap Date Dance.

The platform will present collaborations with artists, schools and the community to reflect many aspects of the contemporary dance ecology: intergenerational dance, repertoire companies, small scale touring, teaching and youth dance. It offers more than a showcase of dance but an opportunity to interact or reconnect.

Amnesty International Present - Screening: Open Bethlehem

Tuesday, 1 December, 2015 - 19:30

Amnesty International Present - Screening: Open Bethlehem
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Open Bethlehem is a story of a homecoming to the world’s most famous little town. The film spans seven momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, revealing a city of astonishing beauty and political strife under occupation.

Film director Leila Sansour left the city as a teenager thinking that Bethlehem was too small and provincial. Her film is a tribute to her late father, founder of Bethlehem University, and a man regarded as a hero by his town’s folk.

‘One of the most remarkable and moving documentaries I have seen,’
Jon Snow

Kiln Ensemble - A Journey Round My Skull

Saturday, 28 November, 2015 - 19:30

Kiln Ensemble: A Journey Round My Skull
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
Click Here to book online.
Age restriction: 12+

A ‘’beguiling and beautiful’’ love story put under the surgeon’s knife. Using wireless headphones and a fantastical sound world, the audience is transported from their seat, to a scrap over profiteroles, into neurosurgery and onto the tracks of a ghost train. This show operates on the ears as well as the heart to dissect our most intimate relationships. Part inspired by the auditory hallucinations experienced by satirist Frigyes Karinthy as described in his extraordinary medical memoir. A Bristol Old Vic Ferment commission.

‘It’s the careful interweaving of the patient’s auditory hallucinations that most impresses.'
THE GUARDIAN

kilnensemble.org

BBC Introducing: Music Industry Seminar & Showcase

Friday, 27 November, 2015 - 14:00

BBC Introducing: Music Industry Seminar & Showcase

INDUSTRY SEMINAR:

With guest speakers from the BBC including Rosie Dunkley, Producer for BBC Introducing in Cornwall.

MUSIC SHOWCASE:

CLOUD
ELLA SQUIRRELL
FEY
NORRA
TINNED FRUIT

Tickets are free but booking required:
Click Here to book online.

Life Forces - Jane Mason and Phil Smith

Friday, 20 November, 2015 - 19:30

Life Forces: Jane Mason and Phil Smith
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Life Forces is a duet performed by choreographer Jane Mason and writer Phil Smith, and created in collaboration with dramaturg David Williams, sculptor Sophia Clist and filmmaker Magali Charrier.

With its initial trigger in Jane’s father’s old slide projector and his archive of images, Life Forces uses materials, objects and movement to explore light, change, place and home - the utopian impulse to build things together and to let them go.

’Jane Mason is an artist of rare and quiet originality. Life Forces, her powerfully intimate new work, is brimming with invention, secrets and play. It is a deeply affecting and masterful theatrical miniature.’
Wayne McGregor CBE

jane-mason.co.uk

Cheap Date Dance Company - PZ Gallery

Saturday, 14 November, 2015 - 19:00

Cheap Date Dance Company: How We Lost It
Tickets: £5
Click Here to book online.

The second in a series of off-site events, supported by AMATA, featuring Falmouth University graduates.

'How We Lost It’ is a piece about who we are now, where we’ve come from and asks what we’ve lost (and gained) in between. Cheap Date have lost a lot of things: sleep, fear of judgement, social boundaries, a few partners, our youthful good looks, regular menstrual cycles, interest in missionary and a grasp on current affairs. We've got quite good at losing things, and now we know not everything will turn up down the back of the sofa.

A coming of age story where we come to terms with the fact that our prince charming might look a little different to the fairy-tale, but hey, we don’t need saving anyway.  We weave together our own stories about youth, love, sex and growing up, inviting the audience into our narrative and seducing them to revisit theirs.  This lip smacking, seam splitting combination of comedy dance theatre is not to be missed.

This show is advised for age 14+

cheapdatedance.co.uk
pzgallery.com

PZ Gallery, Penzance

For information about performances at Mounts Bay Academy, Penzance, please see: amata.org.uk

Hetain Patel - American Boy

Friday, 13 November, 2015 - 19:30

Hetain Patel: American Boy
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions
Click Here to book online.

How much do movies influence us?

Delving into American movie and home grown TV culture, visual artist and performer Hetain Patel takes to the stage with a personal and humorous take on identity shape-shifting; shaking up our conception of who we are.

American Boy follows Hetain’s international success with the TED Talk version of his stage work Be Like Water, which recently reached two million views.

Hetain is a Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate.

Suitable for ages 14+

TED Talk: Hetain Patel
hetainpatel.com
 

Hetain Patel - American Boy - Schools' Matinee

Friday, 13 November, 2015 - 13:00

Hetain Patel: American Boy Schools' Matinee
Tickets: Free for Cornish Schools
To book tickets please call: 01326 259349

How much do movies influence us?

Delving into American movie and home grown TV culture, visual artist and performer Hetain Patel takes to the stage with a personal and humorous take on identity shape-shifting; shaking up our conception of who we are.
American Boy follows Hetain’s international success with the TED Talk version of his stage work Be Like Water, which recently reached two million views.

Hetain is a Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate.

Suitable for ages 14+

TED Talk: Hetain Patel
hetainpatel.com        

Music and Theatre Arts Networking November 2015

Friday, 6 November, 2015 - 17:30

Music and Theatre Arts Networking Event

An opportunity to meet like-minded people who are working, or interested, in a career in the performing arts or creative sectors.

With drinks and canapes.

Tickets: Free
Click Here to book online.

Introduction To The Independent Theatre Council

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 16:30 to 18:00

Introduction To The Independent Theatre Council

An informal networking event hosted by Charlotte Jones, Chief Executive of ITC and Charlotte Bond, General Manager of Kneehigh.

The Independent Theatre Council (ITC) represents, supports and develops the
professional performing arts in the UK. Hear about the support that ITC offers to performing companies and independent producers and Theatre Tax Relief, the governments’ new financial incentive to encourage the production of more shows.

itc-arts.org
kneehigh.co.uk

Tickets: Free
Click Here to book online.

Kneehigh Cookbook Launch

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 16:00

Kneehigh Cookbook Launch

Come along and find out about a new digital educational resource that takes you behind the scenes at Kneehigh, one of the UK’s foremost touring theatre companies. This online resource supports curricular learning for A-level students.
This project is supported by Falmouth University, RiO and Arts Council England.

kneehigh.co.uk

Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Smoking Apples - In Our Hands

Friday, 16 October, 2015 - 19:30

Smoking Apples - In Our Hands
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Alf is a trawler fisherman whose experience, camaraderie and loyalty have put him and his boat at the top of the game. But times are changing and so is the industry. How will Alf adapt in order to survive?

Follow a fish’s journey from sea to plate, watch a seagull’s ridiculous attempt to find food and witness a father and son reunite. In Our Hands will transport you out to sea, under the ocean and onto the deck of the Catcher’s Fortune.

Using innovative puppetry, a striking set and an original score, join Alf as he journeys from the depths of despair to rise again and rescue the life he loves.

‘Beautifully visual and heartfelt’
Theatre Fullstop

Puppetry Workshop with Smoking Apples

Friday, 16 October, 2015 - 13:30 to 16:00

Puppetry Workshop with Smoking Apples

A fun-filled, jam-packed introduction to the principles of puppetry. Participants will learn how to bring objects to life, working with table-top puppets. Areas of focus include non-verbal communication, concentration and spatial awareness, in addition to manipulation and animation.

smokingapplestheatre.com

Tickets
£10 (free for AMATA students - students should book via the box office)
Click Here to book online.

Go! Next plus support from Berlin Sextet

Friday, 9 October, 2015 - 19:30

Go! Next plus support from Berlin Sextet
Tickets: £8
Click Here to book online.

Hailing from across the UK, Falmouth graduates Go! Next comprise of Tobias Hayter (Drums), Max Mees (Bass), Josh Clowes (Guitar), Steffan Vale (Piano/Alto Sax) and Taliesin Burkitt-Jones (Tenor Sax). They have the dubious, unachievable aim of promoting their newly created musical genre ‘Luxury Jazz’, which, quite frankly, is unlikely to take off. It is neither luxurious, nor jazz!

gonextmusic.com

Music and Theatre Arts Networking October 2015

Friday, 2 October, 2015 - 17:30

Music and Theatre Arts Networking Event

An opportunity to meet like-minded people who are working, or interested, in a career in the performing arts or creative sectors.

With drinks and canapes.

Tickets: Free
Click Here to book online.

Cycletricity

Sunday, 27 September, 2015 - 16:00

Cycletricity, Afrika Eye and C Fylm - Screening Double Bill: Searching For Sugar Man & Finding Fela
Tickets: £5
Click Here to book online.

Cycletricity are a green energy project who convert energy produced by cycling to run a film programme. Working with C Fylm this pedal powered double bill includes:
Searching for Sugar Man (2012), directed by Malik Bandjellou: Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez.

Finding Fela (2014), directed by Alex Gibney, tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance and the creation of a new musical movement, Afrobeat.

Volunteers are wanted (groups and individuals) to pedal the cycles to drive the cinema. Sign up for a slot at the box office or email: boxoffice@falmouth.ac.uk

Modou N'Diaye Cissokho

Saturday, 26 September, 2015 - 19:30

Modou N'Diaye Cissokho
​Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Master drummer and kora player Modou N’Diaye Cissokho is a member of an internationally renowned family of griot musicians from Southern Senegal.

Historically in West Africa, it was the role of the Cissokho Griot family to preserve the region’s history by passing on stories of creation and culture through song. Modou’s family are still renown for producing highly-skilled musicians.

These traditional influences continue to inspire his music today whilst allowing him to collaborate with modern ensembles of electric bass and drum kit producing the updated Senegalese sound.

Amnesty International Event - Sept 2015

Friday, 25 September, 2015 - 18:00

Amnesty International Evening

AMATA is working with Amnesty International to raise awareness of individuals in political plight around the world. This free event in the AMATA café will be highlighting cases that illustrate the range of current human rights issues in Africa.

Tickets: Free
Click Here to book online.

Cornwall Music Education Hub

Friday, 25 September, 2015 - 10:00 to 15:00

Cornwall Music Education Hub: Music Education for Post 16 Students

A one-day event for anyone studying A Level Music, Music Technology or a BTEC qualification as they embark on the next level of their studies.

In addition to a keynote speaker and a Q&A wrap-up, there will be a series of curriculumspecific seminars suitable for students from all syllabuses/courses.

cornwallmusiceducationhub.org

Tickets: Free
Please book your place via:
chmoore@cornwall.gov.uk

Triple Bill - Mojo, Cheap Date, Smokin Durrys

Friday, 18 September, 2015 - 17:45

Triple Bill: Theatre Students Present Mojo by Jez Butterworth, Cheap Date Dance Company 'How We Lost It' and Smokin' Durrys
​Tickets: £8
Click Here to book online.

AMATA Theatre students present Mojo by Jez Butterworth, a black comedy set in 1950’s Soho around Ezra’s Atlantic club. When Ezra starts having shady, back room meetings with a local gangsters about rising star, Silver Johnny, Ezra’s associates start planning for their prosperous future. But deals with gangsters rarely go as planned….

In ‘How we lost it’, Falmouth graduates Cheap Date Dance Company struggle to multitask as they come to terms with the fact not everything they lose will turn up down the back of the sofa.

Falmouth Alumni Smokin’ Durrys, are a blues rock duo at the forefront of the movement described by NME as ‘The Falmouth Sound’. After a busy year of touring following the release of their mini Album ‘Done Do’um’ they were described by Classic Rock magazine as one of the hottest 16 new bands in the world.

The evening will also include a Q&A with the artists.

Carn to Cove Menu Party - Troon Church Hall

Wednesday, 16 September, 2015 - 19:00

Carn to Cove Menu Party - Troon Church Hall

Carn to Cove is Cornwall’s performing arts scheme for rural communities.

These menu parties give Carn to Cove volunteers the opportunity to book shows for the spring season. Falmouth University’s Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management students are working with Carn to Cove to present a series of shows at AMATA.

Troon Church Hall, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 9EG

carntocove.co.uk

Tickets: Free

Carn to Cove Menu Party - Hay Studio

Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 - 19:00

Carn to Cove Menu Party - Hay Studio

Carn to Cove is Cornwall’s performing arts scheme for rural communities.

These menu parties give Carn to Cove volunteers the opportunity to book shows for the spring season. Falmouth University’s Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management students are working with Carn to Cove to present a series of shows at AMATA.

Hay Studio, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 3AJ

carntocove.co.uk

Tickets: Free

Social Dining Network

Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 - 18:30

Social Dining Network
A Creative Events Management Student Event

A night of dining, signature cocktails, dancing and meeting new people for Falmouth and Exeter students. Enjoy a two-course Caribbean street food menu whilst dining with students across all departments and courses, at Falmouth’s hottest Jamaican bar with the Social Dining Network.

Followed by an exclusive party. Cribbs Bar, situated on the moor is renowned for a great atmosphere, unique interior and a vibrant night.

Tickets:
A limited number of tickets are available for Student Season Ticket holders via the AMATA Box Office. or book online at:
socialdiningnetwork.com
£14.50 plus booking fee

Agile On The Beach: 2015

Thursday, 3 September, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, 4 September, 2015 - 17:00

Agile On The Beach 2015: Business and Technology Conference

Agile on the Beach is a two day business and technology conference in September centred around the agile development methodology. In its fifth year the conference will host over 40 speakers.

The conference explores four themes; Agile Business, Agile Teams, Agile Software Craftmanship and Agile Products. Perfect to evoke creative and technical thinking, enjoy time with leading thinkers and practitioners at the conference and at the evening beach party.

This year AMATA are pleased to host the conference providing the creative space to bring together over 300 innovative professionals. The ideal location to explore and discover the latest developments of the agile.

Further information and tickets are available at: agileonthebeach.com

Gwilym Simcock

Thursday, 20 August, 2015 - 19:30

Gwilym Simcock

Tickets: £17/£14 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)
For all ticket enquiries please call the box office on: 01326 259349

We are very excited to welcome the remarkable jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock, performing solo for the very first time in the West Country.

Gwilym is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the European scene. He moves effortlessly between jazz and classical music, with a ‘harmonic sophistication and subtle dovetailing of musical traditions’.

He has been hailed as a pianist of ‘exceptional’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘dazzling’ ability, and his music has been widely acclaimed as ‘engaging, exciting, often unexpected, melodically enthralling, complex yet hugely accessible’, and above all ‘wonderfully optimistic’.

‘Gwilym’s an original. A creative genius’
Chick Corea

‘A jaw-droppingly exciting pianist’
James Griffiths, The Guardian

gwilymsimcock.com

Falmouth-Yamaha Jazz Summer School Calendar Listing

Sunday, 16 August, 2015 - 09:00 to Sunday, 23 August, 2015 - 22:00

Falmouth-Yamaha Jazz Summer School 2015

Fantastic tutors, amazing state-of-the-art facilities, and a beautiful Cornish setting: Falmouth University and Yamaha come together to host one of the most exciting jazz summer schools in the UK.

Working with top jazz musicians, the course enables you to further your skills, understanding, awareness and appreciation of jazz. A six-day feast of jazz learning, playing and sharing, all in a relaxed and friendly environment and just a couple of miles from the sea.

New for 2015: A masterclass and performance by visiting Yamaha Guest Jazz Artist Gwilym Simcock, plus new themes, material and workshops.

For further information: falmouth.ac.uk/jazzsummerschool

Residential option: £580 or Course only: £380
Early bird (by 1 May): Residency £555/Course £355

Freefall Dance Company Summer Intensive 2015

Saturday, 1 August, 2015 - 09:00 to Sunday, 2 August, 2015 - 18:00

Freefall Dance Summer Intensive 2015

Join Freefall for two days of vigorous physical training of the highest quality. Designed to inspire and challenge aspiring dancers (16+) through to practicing professionals, this package of classes taught by experienced specialists in their field in state of the art dance studios. Previous tutors have included: Ben Wright, James Finnemore (Hofesh Shechter), Yael Flexer, Helen Parlor, Caroline Lofthouse and Simon Birch.

For more information and to book tickets:
freefalldance.co.uk

Shallal Dance Theatre: Always New

Friday, 24 July, 2015 - 19:30

Shallal Dance Theatre: Always New

Tickets: £7/£5 concessions
To purchase tickets please call: 01326 259349

Shallal Dance Theatre is an inclusive community company. They will use the AMATA residency to explore open format improvisation within performance. To refine their skills and define the parameters of this new style, “Always New” working with musician George Bradley-Peer.

There is an invitation to: emerging and established visual artists, photographers, performers, musicians, and poets to come and explore work with them, contact admin@shallal.org.uk or joewillis3@gmail.com if interested.

There will be an Open Workshop 10am - 1pm on Thursday 23 July and a final Performance Platform 7pm Friday 24 July which will showcase work from the past year as well as from the residency.

AEME 2015

Wednesday, 15 July, 2015 - 11:00 to Thursday, 16 July, 2015 - 16:00

Association of Event Management Education (AEME) Forum 2015
Creative Risk

Falmouth University is delighted to host the 12th annual Association of Event Management Education (AEME) Forum Conference in July 2015.

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike (Bucks New University) and Helen Marriage (Artichoke)

This years theme is Creative Risk and for full details on the conference, please visit: aeme2015.org.uk

SITI Company Summer School

Monday, 13 July, 2015 - 09:00 to Saturday, 25 July, 2015 - 17:00

SITI Company: 2 Week Intensive Summer Training Programme

Tickets: £650 (not including accommodation).
Click Here to book online.

New York based SITI Company is renowned for its unique approach to theatre training, based upon a symbiotic pairing of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and the practice of Viewpoints. These distinct practices share hallmarks that include collaboration, rigor and addressing the meeting point where the individual encounters the ensemble. Influences on these trainings range from classical Greek theatre to post modernism. Together they offer an alternative to current practices that focus primarily on psychological and emotional approaches.

This is a physically intensive workshop for both professional and pre-professional theatre artists that will serve as a foundation for any avenue that a performer wishes to pursue artistically.

Presented in partnership with the Centre for Performance Research
thecpr.org.uk

Online Orchestra Live

Sunday, 12 July, 2015 - 19:30

Online Orchestra Live
Tickets: Free

A world premiere of live musicians across venues in Truro, Mullion and Isles of Scilly. The performance is also viewable at Five Islands School on the Isles of Scilly, and Mullion School.

Featuring world premieres by:
John Pickard, In Sea-Cold Lyonesse
Jim Aitchison, Re-Tracing
Federico Reuben with Aleks Kolkowski, Spiritus Telecommunitas

The Online Orchestra consists of:
Strings, Choir, Percussion: Truro Cathedral
Brass: Mullion
Flues: Isles of Scilly

With: Philippa Mo: violin and Aleks Kolkowski: sound devices, materials and improvisations
Conductor:Jon Hargreaves

onlineorchestra.com

Cornwall Secondary Drama Conference 2015

Thursday, 9 July, 2015 - 09:15 to 16:15

Cornwall Secondary Drama Conference 2015

This annual conference aimed at secondary drama teachers is a unique opportunity for teachers to network and meet colleagues in the superb facilities at Falmouth.

This year’s conference will focus on progression at KS3, the Secondary Drama Showcase, practical workshops with Frantic Assembly and links between Falmouth University and schools.

Tickets: £80 per delegate (includes lunch)
Bookings: stephanie.clemens@cornwall.gov.uk

Merge8 Platform

Saturday, 4 July, 2015 - 19:00

Merge8 Platform
Tickets: £3
For all ticket enquiries please call the AMATA Box Office on: 01326 259349

Merging dance artists with local schools.

A platform featuring BTEC fuel students, Merge8 school projects, HfCYDC, graduate companies and professional companies Chhaya Collective, SpinDrift Dance, Exim Dance Company, Cheap Date, Olivia Lockwood & Richard Chappell Dance and more…

Merge8 is a wild, wonderful and inter woven dance collective of choreographers, performers, teachers and young dancers who have been merging their ideas and talents since November 2014. Featuring eight secondary schools, two youth dance companies and eight dance companies this platform is the final celebration of huge dance partnership success. Merge8’s program will be a rich and exciting mix of dance films, fresh local choreography performed by the collective of professional dancers and inspiring youth dance performance.

With support from Arts Council England, Falmouth University, Hall for Cornwall and Dance Republic 2.

Music and Theatre Arts Networking July 2015

Friday, 3 July, 2015 - 17:30

Music and Theatre Arts Networking Event

Join us for this special Music and Theatre Arts Networking Event to celebrate with the 2015 awardees of the Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme.

A monthly opportunity to meet like-minded people who are working, or interested, in a career in the performing arts or creative sectors.

With drinks and canapés.

Tickets: FREE

GPIP Award Ceremony 2015

Friday, 3 July, 2015 - 16:30

Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme Award Ceremony 2015

Falmouth University provides support to graduate start-up businesses in Cornwall through the Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme.

Please join us to celebrate with the new awardees for 2015-2016 and look back at some of the businesses we supported in 2014-2015.

Click Here to download details of the successful beneficiaries for 2015.

Tickets: FREE but booking required.
Click Here to book online.

BTEC Fuel Level 3 Performance

Friday, 19 June, 2015 - 19:00

BTEC Fuel Level 3 End of Year Performances

Falmouth University, Falmouth School and Penryn College present an end of year showcase, from the unique BTEC course, of radically re-worked extracts from contemporary drama. Pinter, Kane, Berkoff, Penhall and Ravenhill are among the contenders. Be the first to see these talented and versatile young performers show their potential in powerful and comical works alike.

Age restriction: 16+ as this performance contains content which may offend.

Tickets: £4/£2 concessions
Click Here to purchase standard ticket online.
Click Here to purchase concession tickets online.

Inner Beats Exhibition

Saturday, 13 June, 2015 - 14:00

Inner Beats Exhibition

Inner Beats is a new company dedicated to researching and developing binaural beats that improve productivity and wellbeing.

This inaugural open event invites attendees totry out a new range of binaural beats, which are designed to aid productivity or relaxation. You can try each of the products, receive first hand advice on how to use them and hopefully discover the benefits of what could be a revolutionary change to your lifestyle.

With support from Falmouth University’s Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme.

Tickets: FREE but booking required: innerbeats.eventbrite.co.uk

AMATA Festival After Party 2015

Friday, 5 June, 2015 - 20:00

AMATA Festival After Party 2015

Join us for the AMATA Festival After party at MONO. Special guest performances to be announced.

Featuring Falmouth's own Terracotta, Go Next! and Après.

HEADLINE ACT: THE SWINGROWERS

20.00 till late.

18+ and students only.

Tickets: £3 and wristbands available from the AMATA Box Office.
Tickets available on the door @ MONO tonight.

AMATA Festival Music and Theatre Arts Networking Event

Friday, 5 June, 2015 - 17:30

AMATA Festival Music and Theatre Arts Networking Event

Join us for this special AMATA Festival Music and Theatre Arts Networking Event.

A monthly opportunity to meet like-minded people who are working, or interested, in a career in the performing arts or creative sectors.

With drinks and canapés.

Tickets: FREE

The Cornwall Variety Show 2015

Saturday, 30 May, 2015 - 19:00

The Cornwall Variety Show 2015

Tickets: £10/£8 concessions
Click Here to purchase standard ticket online.
Click Here to purchase concessions ticket online.

The Cornwall Variety Show is an new, exciting evening event showcasing a variety of performance acts from across Cornwall, including comedy, music and dance, celebrating the quality and diversity of artists within Cornwall. The show aims to raise awareness and money for the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, a vital charity to the Cornish community.

Through a royal circus themed evening, guests and performers will be immersed within a romantic and daring performance environment; décor, costumes, photo booth, themed bar, concession stands and multiple other engaging elements will enthral and enthuse attendees.

Click Here to view more information on this event.

AMATA Festival Event Listing

Tuesday, 26 May, 2015 - 11:00 to Friday, 5 June, 2015 - 21:00
 

AMATA Festival: Performance, Talks & Events

The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) Festival is a combined platform for practitioners emerging from the Dance, Music, Theatre and Cultural Management & Production courses. Throughout the festival, performances, talks, events and networking opportunities are programmed that celebrate the achievements of our graduating students. This programme of work is open to the public with full details published online and in a separate AMATA Festival programme.

For the full programme of performances and events happening as part of the AMATA Festival Click Here.

Tickets: FREE

Go Happen - Navigate Monday Event

Monday, 25 May, 2015 - 18:00

Go Happen: Navigate

Tickets: £10/£9 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)
For all ticket bookings please call Go Happen on: 07882 476 852

A 150 minute expedition and workshop circumnavigating Falmouth Harbour about knowing. Knowing where you are and how to get to where you need to be. Using Cornish Gig Boats, you will head out to meet experts of the water, world champion rowers, a sailor and a scientist. Go Happen develop expeditions and platforms for new stories. These are participatory and research happenings, exploring adventure and human perception.

gohappen.co.uk

Strong winds are the only factor that might alter performance times.
You must be 16+ and in good health
Venue: Falmouth Watersports Centre TR11 4AU

With support from Falmouth University’s Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme

Go Happen - Navigate Sunday Event

Sunday, 24 May, 2015 - 18:00

Go Happen: Navigate

Tickets: £10/£9 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)
For all ticket bookings please call Go Happen on: 07882 476 852

A 150 minute expedition and workshop circumnavigating Falmouth Harbour about knowing. Knowing where you are and how to get to where you need to be. Using Cornish Gig Boats, you will head out to meet experts of the water, world champion rowers, a sailor and a scientist. Go Happen develop expeditions and platforms for new stories. These are participatory and research happenings, exploring adventure and human perception.

gohappen.co.uk

Strong winds are the only factor that might alter performance times.
You must be 16+ and in good health
Venue: Falmouth Watersports Centre TR11 4AU

With support from Falmouth University’s Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme

Go Happen - Navigate Saturday Event

Saturday, 23 May, 2015 - 18:00

Go Happen: Navigate

Tickets: £10/£9 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)
For all ticket bookings please call Go Happen on: 07882 476 852

A 150 minute expedition and workshop circumnavigating Falmouth Harbour about knowing. Knowing where you are and how to get to where you need to be. Using Cornish Gig Boats, you will head out to meet experts of the water, world champion rowers, a sailor and a scientist. Go Happen develop expeditions and platforms for new stories. These are participatory and research happenings, exploring adventure and human perception.

gohappen.co.uk

Strong winds are the only factor that might alter performance times.
You must be 16+ and in good health
Venue: Falmouth Watersports Centre TR11 4AU

With support from Falmouth University’s Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme

Falmouth University Graduate Fashion Show 2015

Saturday, 16 May, 2015 - 20:00

Falmouth University Graduate Fashion Show 2015

See over 40 BA(Hons) Fashion Design and BA(Hons) Performance Sportswear Design final year collections in this fast-paced, multi-space show. Studio spaces will be transformed into monochrome showcases with the collections providing the colour. The catwalk will run through the studio and past the festival tent and there will be projections, film, live music and animation shown on a giant screen.

The festival tent will have music from 16.00 with various student-created work from a range of disciplines.

Tickets: £15 and available from: falmouthfashionshow2015.eventbrite.co.uk

Daughters of Albion

Saturday, 2 May, 2015 - 19:30

Daughters of Albion: Zeno's Arrow

Tickets: £7 (student ticket vouchers accepted)
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How warm were your hands when your grandmother died? How will it taste when your first child is born?

Daughters of Albion pre-create future events by stimulating the senses accessing the past through the traces left on the body.

Zeno’s Arrow’s tessellates fragments of past and future in a juxtaposition which immerses its audience in the transience of the now, the event,
the in.

Re-entering the Millennium, Traveling to Space, Reflecting on a successful career before it has taken off.

Music and Theatre Arts Networking May 2015

Friday, 1 May, 2015 - 17:30

Music and Theatre Arts Networking Event

A monthly opportunity to meet like-minded people who are working, or interested, in a career in the performing arts or creative sectors.

With drinks and canapés.

Tickets: FREE

Dark Sound Saturday Evening Concert

Saturday, 25 April, 2015 - 19:30

Dark Sound: Destructive Pop 2015 Evening Concert: The Diamond Family Archive, Mary Hampton and Thirty Pounds of Bone

Tickets: £6 or £10 concessionary rate for all three nights.

For further information and to purchase tickets Click Here.

Dark Sound Friday Evening Concert

Friday, 24 April, 2015 - 19:30

Dark Sound: Destructive Pop 2015 Evening Concert: Neil Halstead, Hockeysmith and Olive Haigh

Tickets: £7 or £10 concessionary rate for all three nights.

For further information and to purchase tickets Click Here.

Dark Sound Thursday Evening Concert

Thursday, 23 April, 2015 - 19:30

Dark Sound: Destructive Pop 2015 Evening Concert:
The Black Tambourines, The Isabelles and Minko


Tickets: £3 or £10 concessionary rate for all three nights.

For further information and to purchase tickets Click Here.

Dark Sound: Destructive Pop 2015

Thursday, 23 April, 2015 - 09:00 to Saturday, 25 April, 2015 - 17:00

The SONVA Research Group
Dark Sound: Destructive Pop 2015

For full conference and ticket information Click Here

Keynote speaker: Professor Hillegonda Rietveld.

The Dark Sound symposium brings together music lovers, musicians, researchers, writers and artists in an event dedicated to dark pop and its recurring themes of lost love, melancholia, death and desire.

Over the course of three days and nights, a series of papers, live performances, workshops and fixed media works will explore the destructive character of dark 'popular' music as it embodies darkness and haunts the threshold of shifting cultural understandings of 'high' and 'low' art.

 

Curious: Best Before End

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 19:30

Curious: Best Before End

​Tickets: £17/£14 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)
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Curious was formed in 1996 by Leslie Hill and Helen Paris and has developed a reputation for edgy humorous interrogations of contemporary culture and politics.

As with all Curious shows, Best Before End starts with a question: 'Can you ever say all the things that need to be said before it's too late?' It's about failing and falling with a hint of fermenting. It's about finding the right words when the words are hard to find.

Contemplating the ultimate and inevitable frailty of the human condition, Curious present a show of sell-by dates and quiet surprises. Objects transform as the performance evolves, with Helen Paris navigating a minefield of the unspoken with only some cryptic crossword clues, the hokey-cokey and BBC football scores to guide her.

'Best Before End is a touching rendition of what it means to grow older' Bryony Byrne, Aesthetica

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Verity Standen & Team: HUG

Saturday, 18 April, 2015 - 10:00 to 19:00

Verity Standen & Team: HUG

Tickets: £7/£5 concessions.
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An immersive choral sound bath.

Verity Standen’s team will give public performances of Hug during the day for Festival Ticket holders. Hug involves training a special community ensemble to create performances for audiences of 25 who receive a composed ‘choral hug ‘.

HUG comes to Giving Voice after critically acclaimed performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bristol Biennial and the Southbank Centre London.

‘To feel somebody’s thorax vibrate as they tackle an elaborate countermelody feels like the most immediate, visceral experience of music as human expression possible, not just hearing the music but feeling it physically course through you, your whole body singing like an antenna to heaven.’
Timeout

‘There is more to it than just sensation. Hug is also a strangely cathartic experience, unequivocally illustrating the power that music holds to move us’
Exeunt

To view detailed artist biography and video/audio clips Click Here.

Please note: these performances take place at The Poly in Falmouth.
Performances at: 11.00, 11.45, 12.45 & 13.30.
Please let the AMATA Box Office know which performance you would like to attend when booking.

Revolutionary Ballads!: The Chalk Circle Collective With Frankie Armstrong & Mikey Price

Friday, 17 April, 2015 - 19:30

Revolutionary Ballads!: The Chalk Circle Collective With Frankie Armstrong & Mikey Price

Tickets: £12/£9 concessions
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Combining spine tingling close harmony a cappella with a foot stomping, riotous orchestra, Revolutionary Ballads breathes new life into Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle. This re-telling of Brecht’s classic story of social unrest, loyalty and justice features new original settings of songs from the play by vocal composer Kirsty Martin.

The Chalk Circle Collective is: Sally Davies, Pauline Down, Joanna Foster, Kirsty Martin, Martina Schwarz and Rowena Whitehead. Joining the Collective will be world renowned folk singer Frankie Armstrong and multi instrumentalist Mikey Price performing Kurt Weill and Hans Eisler settings of Brecht songs.

The Tides: Three Voices, Six Instruments, One Sound

Thursday, 16 April, 2015 - 20:45

The Tides: Three Voices, Six Instruments, One Sound

For all ticket enquiries please contact the box office on 01326 259349.

The Tides are a vibrant vocal trio, performing rhythmic, melodic close harmony songs. Mixing indie, pop, folk and their own original material, The Tides are Misri Dey, Claire Ingleheart and Angeline Morrison.

At The End Of The Line

Thursday, 16 April, 2015 - 19:30

At The End Of The Line: Agnieszka Blonska / Emily Dobson / Vicky Abbot  & 50 Degrees Choir

For all ticket enquiries please contact the box office on 01326 259349.

An entertaining, questioning and brutally honest look at the place where we live and the reasons that we live there.

35 people in a singing dialogue with dancer Emily Dobson, weave a beautiful story of the hardships and joys we face and the natural world we inhabit, “at the end of the line” in the far west of Cornwall.

This exciting project, has seen members of the choir with musical director Vicky Abbott, creating original songs for the first time since the choir’s inception over 10 years ago, in an artistic exploration, combining dance, music and words, with Agnieszka Blonska, an accomplished theatre director.



Audience feedback from the shows sellout premiere:
“I was sent somewhere else, time flew”
“Absolutely stunning from start to finish, loved every moment ! So moving !”
“Succinct encapsulation of the concept of living here in Penzance. Excellent work.”

Where To? Steps Towards The Future of Walking Artists

Thursday, 16 April, 2015 - 09:30 to 16:30

Where To?: Steps Towards The Future of Walking Artists

A symposium hosted by Falmouth University's 'Articulating Space Research Centre' in partnership with the 'AHRC Walking Artists Network'.

The AHRC funded Walking Artists Network has found a growing interest and multiplicity in contemporary practices, forms and methodologies that might, define walking as a mode of art practice. Practitioners and researchers across disciplinary perspectives have contributed to a sustained dialogue on the developments of these practices through WAN and the Footworks Research Group. For the final Footworks meeting the group will walk in Hayle, Cornwall, to consider issues such as the politics of walking, its regional particularities, its connections to and connecting of places, and how it relates to wider cultural sensibilities and structures. Together with WAN, Falmouth University's Articulating Space Research Centre hosts this day-long symposium to consider Footwork's findings and minifestos for the future of walking artists.

Venue: The Exchange Lecture Theatre, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus

Tickets: £25

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Verity Standen & Company: MMM HMMM

Wednesday, 15 April, 2015 - 19:30

Verity Standen & Company: MMM HMMM

Tickets: £12/£9 concessions
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Mmm Hmmm is a playful, poignant musical journey shaped by three exceptional female voices jumping between sound worlds and lyrical styles.

Using intricate vocal techniques and rich harmony, Mmm Hmmm holds a magnifying glass up to snapshots of everyday life. One moment a fragile apology, the next a perilous trip to the First Great Western buffet car…Verity Standen’s original a cappella songs evoke the awkward, heartrending and hilarious moments that characterise what it means to be human.

‘A stunning array of different sounds, harmonising with frightening accuracy… Mmm Hmmm forces us to hear the human voice in ways not previously imagined.’
★★★★ Exeunt
​To view detailed artist biography and video/audio clips Click Here.

Composed and directed by Verity Standen, in collaboration with Ellie Showering and Dominie Hooper
Additional creative input from Ira Brand, Emma Williams and Dan Canham
Designed by Harriet de Winton
Lighting by James Mackenzie
Photos by Paul Blakemore
Produced by Tom Spencer

Supported by funding from Arts Council England.

Anna-Helena McLean: Titania

Tuesday, 14 April, 2015 - 19:30

Anna-Helena McLean: Titania

Tickets: £12/£9 concessions
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Titania re-imagines Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a modern day musical cabaret, turned bacchanal. Performed and created by renowned international theatre practitioner Anna-Helena McLean, this intoxicating performance promises an engaging, funny, sensual and participatory experience in which the well-loved Queen of the Night plays out events from her past.

In an attempt to woo audiences off the path and back into the woods, she combines vocal acrobatics with looping and live cello to animate the power of true love. Titania is the Queen of the Fairies’ tale with an amplified twist.

"Completely amazing… Anna-Helena McLean’s Dream is exotic, delightful, and brilliant"
Peter Francis James Lecturer in Acting/Shakespeare at Yale School of Drama, USA

"McLean takes us on a journey with which we are all familiar, via rage, obsession lust and manipulation on the one hand, through wild, joy and ecstatic transformation on the other. It is an intense, hypnotic experience with a feel of ritualistic mystery"
Jackie Smart, Head of Dance and Drama Studies at Kingston University, UK

To view detailed artist biography and video/audio clips Click Here.

Sam Lee and Friends

Monday, 13 April, 2015 - 19:30

Sam Lee and Friends

Tickets: £12/£9 concessions
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‘Sam Lee & Friends’ perform unconventional and contemporary interpretations challenging all preconceptions of what ‘traditional folk’ should sound like.

With Sam Lee on vocals, Jews harp and shruti box, Josh Green on Percussion, Flora Curzon on violin and Jon Whitten on dulcimer, piano and ukelele; their homemade and mongrelised instrumentation presenting an original acoustic.

“Sam is the most accomplished and authentic interpreters of traditional English song to emerge in years” “He brought the house down [Queen Elizabeth Hall]” fRoots

“Well it feels like it’s been a long time coming but here at last is somebody doing really creative things with traditional English Folk Song from the ground breaking new album ”
Verity Sharp BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

To view detailed artist biography and video/audio clips Click Here.

Christiane Hommelsheim & Walli Hofinger: Birdsong

Sunday, 12 April, 2015 - 19:30

Christiane Hommelsheim & Walli Höfinger: Birdsong

Tickets: £12/£9 concessions
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BIRDSONG, an interdisciplinary performance including vocal and piano compositions, movement, text and video projections and written and performed by Walli Höfinger and Christiane Hommelsheim, in consultation with Jonathan Hart-Makwaia. BIRDSONG was co-produced with and first presented at the Théâtre de la Vie, Brussels, in 2012.

For many years the artists have been engaged in the voice work of the “Centre Artistique International Roy Hart” of France, examining the roots of vocal expression from raw primal sounds to the traditional singing voice. In recent years they have been exploring this medium as a source for musical, physical and theatrical creation together with Jonathan Hart-Makwaia. BIRDSONG is partly a result of this research.

A sound soars from me like a bird taking flight in the morning. It paints the walls and radiates beyond to all space my senses can perceive. My body responds in movement which colours the room like a bird’s song colours the sound of the morning.

Jason Singh (UK): Mimesis

Saturday, 11 April, 2015 - 19:30

Jason Singh (UK): Mimesis

Tickets: £12/£9 concessions
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A sonic journey of rhythms, melodies, textures and sound worlds moving through nature, ambient, dub, hip-hop, Indian classical, world, house, minimal, jazz, electronica and the avant-garde. All created vocally in collaboration with live sampling and processing technology.

To view detailed artist biography and video/audio clips Click Here.

MIMESIS is the second in a double bill with Inua Ellams: BEAUTIFUL LIES

Mellifluous poetry, stories and psalms by the Nigerian born, award winning poetry, playwright and performer Inua Ellams.

To view detailed artist biography and video/audio clips Click Here.

Inua Ellams: Beautiful Lies

Saturday, 11 April, 2015 - 19:30

Inua Ellams: Beautiful Lies

Tickets: £12/£9 concessions
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Mellifluous poetry, stories and psalms by the Nigerian born, award winning poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams.

To view detailed artist biography and video/audio clips Click Here.

BEAUTIFUL LIES is the first in a double bill followed by

Jason Singh: MIMESIS

A vocally created sonic journey of rhythms, melodies, textures and sound worlds moving through nature, ambient, dub, hip-hop, Indian classical, world, house, minimal, jazz, electronica and the avant-garde. All created vocally in collaboration with live sampling and processing technology.

To view detailed artist biography and video/audio clips Click Here.

When you take part in a Giving Voice workshop all SoundBox events and evening performances on your workshop days are included in the fee!

Mariana Sadovska & Christian Thome: Acoustic East-Western Road Movie

Friday, 10 April, 2015 - 19:30

Mariana Sadovska & Christian Thomé: Acoustic East-Western Road Movie

Tickets: £12/£9 concessions
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Mariana Sadovska: the extraordinary Ukrainian singer, actress and composer who crosses all borders and who creates innovative compositions and arrangements in dialogue with ancient traditions.

For this performance she has teamed up with German percussionist and electronica specialist Christian Thomé, creating an ever-changing collage of ancient Ukrainian folk songs and contemporary electro-acoustic sounds. Their assortment of instruments from harmonium to Jews harp to laptop is woven together by Mariana’s powerful voice, in a programme suspended between the here and there, glued together by ancient roots, driven over unknown territory, travelling through curious bodies of sound.

“Protocol and tradition of whatever style she is working in just vanish; she replaces them with pure vitality.” New York Times

“Most expressive: an astonishing mélange of archaic elements, vocal art… and theatrical-ironic refractions.” WDR3, German Broadcasting

To view detailed artist biography and video/audio clips Click Here.

Giving Voice #13: Listening Mind, Moving Voice

Friday, 10 April, 2015 - 09:00 to Saturday, 18 April, 2015 - 17:00

Giving Voice #13: Listening Mind, Moving Voice

For more information and booking details:
givingvoice.org.uk

2015 marks the 25 years since the conception of Giving Voice and CPR is working in collaboration with the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Falmouth University to present this special edition of the festival.

Listening mind, moving voice

This 25th anniversary edition of Giving Voice will focus on the voice in performance that is led by the listening ear and is on the move. It will bring together practitioners and scholars who work at the border between voice and movement: oral and aural; freedom and control; spoken and sung; tradition and innovation; emotion and thought; the brain and the breath; the ephemeral and the material. It is an opportunity to reflect on the past while listening for the future.

Through the careful curation of a week-long series of selected workshops, performances, talks and discussions CPR invites you to reflect on your own practice and interests within the theme of Listening Mind, Moving Voice.

To book tickets for the evening performances, please visit: amata.org.uk/whatson

Ultraorbism

Thursday, 9 April, 2015 - 19:45

Ultraorbism: A Live Distributed Event: Falmouth and Barcelona

Leading Catalan artist and performer Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca, supported by Cheap Date Dance. With the cooperation of the audiences they interpret through live animation, augmented reality and other wondrous technological devices, the True Histories of Lucian of Samosata.
Age: 18+

Tickets: FREE

For further information, please visit: facebook.com/ultraorbism
#ultraorbism

First Friday Performing Arts Networking Event

Friday, 3 April, 2015 - 17:30

First Friday Performing Arts Networking Event

Due to unforeseen circumstanses this event has been cancelled.

Keep an eye out on our website and in our summer 2015 programme for details of the next series of networking events.

Afro Beat

Saturday, 21 March, 2015 - 19:30

AFRO BEAT PARTY

FREE event

Celebrating the rhythm of African music. Come and enjoy, listen and dance to the beat! One  Love.

Event in partnership with FXU

 

 

 

Amnesty International Event

Saturday, 21 March, 2015 - 18:00

Amnesty International Event

AMATA is working with Amnesty International to raise awareness of individuals in political plight around the world. Featuring guest speakers in the Performance Centre Foyer.

Tickets: FREE

Going Dutch with Cheap Date

Friday, 20 March, 2015 - 19:30

Cheap Date Dance Company: Going Dutch with Cheap Date

Tickets: £7 (student ticket vouchers accepted)
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Falmouth graduates Cheap Date, a brand new dance company, present two original works:

'There's No Such Thing As A Two'. A collaboration with acclaimed choreographer James Wilton: A dancer can be a well-oiled machine, a perfect algorithm, a beautiful piece of binary code. How far can human bodies replicate the perfect action of a machine, and do we want to?

'How We Lost It'. Cheap Date have lost a lot of things. Keys, phones the ability to stand upright (on occasion), and, let's admit it, our dignity. Come and see us struggle to multitask as we come to terms with the fact not everything we lose will turn up down the back of the sofa.

With support from Falmouth University's Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme.

Bi-Linear Studios Exhibition

Friday, 20 March, 2015 - 13:00 to 21:30
 

Bi-Linear Studios Exhibition

This exhibition showcases recent Bi-Linear Studios work designing costumes for dance companies including collaborations with choreographers Tom Jackson-Greaves and James Wilton.

Born from a creative yearning to collaborate and explore ideas about the anatomy, movement, and the complexities of the human body and focusing of the physicality of the dancer; Bi-Linear creates beautifully engineered apparel. Clothing is stripped back to its bare essentials, designed fundamentally for the human body - a living, breathing machine.

Rachel Wodding of Bi-Linear Studios is supported by Falmouth University's Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme.

Tickets: FREE in The Performance Centre Foyer.

Cheap Date Dance Company Schools' Matinee

Friday, 20 March, 2015 - 13:00

Cheap Date Dance Company
Schools' Matinee

'There's No Such Thing As A Two' and 'The Upshot'

When you talked so long you stopped making sense, when you knew you had the best moves on the dance floor, when you didn't worry about doing it wrong, by accepting individuality and its combined creative potential.

A special performance for Cornwall schools. School groups should contact the AMATA Box Office for details. boxoffice@falmouth.ac.uk or 01326 259349

Tickets for schools: FREE

Zoielogic Dance Theatre

Saturday, 7 March, 2015 - 19:30

Zoielogic Dance Theatre: Safe

Tickets: £17/£14 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)
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Masculinity versus fragility - what is the state of your empire? Zoie Golding specialises in making fantastic dance shows performed by men.

Set against the imagined backdrop of New York's world famous, iconic Empire State Building, five outstanding male performers inhabit the world of the heroic construction workers of 1930; the men whose skills, dedication and sheer bravery helped make this incredible building a ground-breaking first.

In dance theatre at its most thrilling: Zoie Golding envelopes her performers in a visceral music score as they move within an industrial set that builds throughout the performance.

Like the Empire State Building itself, this production is chock full of imagination, hope, optimism, collective spirit and the ultimate friendship that only common ground can bring.

logicdance.co.uk/safe

To view the trailer Click Here.

First Friday Performing Arts Networking Event

Friday, 6 March, 2015 - 17:30

First Friday Performing Arts Networking Event

These monthly networking evenings provide an opportunity to meet like-minded people who are working, or interested, in a career in the performing arts or creative sectors. With drinks and canapes.

​Tickets: FREE

Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Sandpit

Friday, 6 March, 2015 - 14:30 to 17:30

Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Sandpit

Inspired by the BA (Hons) Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management course at Falmouth, this sandpit event is an opportunity for individuals and businesses involved in the management of music, theatre, dance, spoken word, circus and experience-based art-forms to find out about the course, meet other providers and consider potential partnership activity.

For further information please contact the box office: 01326 259349 or boxoffice@falmouth.ac.uk

Graduate Pre-Incubation Information Session 2

Friday, 20 February, 2015 - 10:00
 

Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme Information Session

Learn how Falmouth University students expecting to graduate in 2015 can apply to receive a graduate pre-incubation award to help start a business in Cornwall. Successful applicants will receive business support including £2,500 of funding and expert advice.

Venue: Exchange Blue Seminar, Penryn Campus

Tickets: FREE

Graduate Pre-Incubation Information Session

Thursday, 19 February, 2015 - 14:30
 

Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme Information Session

Learn how Falmouth University students expecting to graduate in 2015 can apply to receive a graduate pre-incubation award to help start a business in Cornwall. Successful applicants will receive business support including £2,500 of funding and expert advice.

Venue: AL Seminar Room, Falmouth Campus

Tickets: FREE

Joss Arnott Dance Masterclass

Sunday, 15 February, 2015 - 10:30 to 16:30
 

Joss Arnott Dance Masterclass

Tickets: £30/£25 concessions. Please visit www.freefalldance.co.uk for details and how to book.

Freefall Dance is exciting to host an exclusive masterclass led by Artistic Director Joss Arnott. The day will include technique class, learning repertoire from the company's touring productions followed by a creative session.

Joss' fast paced technique classes are fuelled by dynamic centre exercises, followed by athletic movement combinations and repertiore.

With a strong emphasis on strength, stamina and overall technique, Joss' energenic masterclasses push all participants to explore maximum body connectivity and awareness through speed, musicality and performance.

www.jossarnottdance.co.uk

 

Urban Folk Quartet

Friday, 13 February, 2015 - 19:30
 

Urban Folk Quartet

Tickets: £12/£10 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)
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Four amazing musicians, a dozen instruments and four voices coming together to craft a knockout show of globally-influenced, electrifying acoustic music that has been taking the international folk scene by storm. This year 'The UFQ' hit the road, taking their heady brew of infectious, cutting edge folk to audiences across Europe.

'There's a palable electricity to a UFQ gig that surges through the band into the crowd... and Off Beaten Tracks is an emotionally-charged masterpiece.' Olivia Haughton, Songlines

​Support act: Jon & Alfie

With support from Carn to Cove.

 

Jak Stringer: Walking with Wilkie

Friday, 13 February, 2015 - 19:30

Jak Stringer: Walking with Wilkie

Falmouth graduate Jak Stringer retraces Wilkie Collins footsteps, to create a performance that provides a snapshot of Victorian Cornwall.

Did the people of Looe eat their rats, the women of Saltash clean the boots of strangers for sixpence worth of liquor and why did Collins find a tavern full of babies on the Lizard? This show combines contemporary live performance, original music and film to make an interesting, humorous and informative production.

With support from Falmouth University's Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme.

Tickets: £7 (student ticket vouchers accepted)
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Jana Winderen: Multi-Channel, Immersive Audio Performance

Saturday, 7 February, 2015 - 19:30

Jana Winderen: Multi-Channel,
Immersive Audio Performance

Tickets: £17/£14 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)
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Jana Winderen researches the hidden depths with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath. The audio topography of the oceans and the depth of ice crevasses are brought to the surface.

She is concerned with finding and revealing sounds from hidden sources, both inaudible from the human senses and sounds from places and creatures difficult to access.

www.janawinderen.com

Sonia Sabri: Salaam

Friday, 6 February, 2015 - 19:30

Sonia Sabri: Salaam

Tickets: £12/£10 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)
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The most amazing tabla player Sarvar Sabri is performing in Studio B tonight at short notice as part of the Sonia Sabri dance event. This guy is astonishing, an internationally renowned maestro, just back from tour of Pakistan for the British High Commission.

Fast spins, speedy footwork, motion configurations, mime and gesture are just some of the exciting features in the programme.

And If you ever wondered where beatbox originally comes from come and see Salaam!

All music fans should not miss this.

With support from Carn to Cove.

First Friday Performing Arts Networking Event

Friday, 6 February, 2015 - 17:30

First Friday Performing Arts Networking Event

These monthly networking evenings provide an opportunity to meet like-minded people who are working, or interested, in a career in the performing arts or creative sectors. With drinks and canapes.

​Tickets: FREE

Creative Skills Exchange

Friday, 6 February, 2015 - 16:00
 

Creative Skills Exchange

The Creative Skills Exchange is an opportunity for students of all disciplines to network with each other to share skills and expertise for projects, briefs and opportunities.

Film students keen to find Actors, Music students to meet Games Design, Product Design to meet Graphic Design etc. the list goes on.

Graduates are always telling us that contacts made at university are extremely useful for finding work and expertise post graduation. Therefore we want to help students make those connections as early as possible.

Tickets: FREE but booking required. Click Here to book online.
For more information visit the Creative Skills Exchange Facebook page.

Music Industry Seminar & Showcase: Touch

Friday, 6 February, 2015 - 16:00 to 18:00
 

Music Industry Seminar & Showcase: Touch

This seminar will focus on the work of Touch. With guest speakers including the label's founder Mike Harding and Touch artist Jana Winderen.

With support from Cornwall Music Forum and West Briton What's On.

Tickets: FREE but booking required: touchmusicseminar.eventbrite.co.uk

Sonia Sabri: Labyrinth Schools Matinee

Friday, 6 February, 2015 - 13:00

Sonia Sabri: Labyrinth Schools Matinee

A special performance for Cornwall Schools. Schools groups should contact the AMATA Box Office for details. boxoffice@falmouth.ac.uk or 01326 259349

Tickets for schools: FREE

Special Workshop for teachers Wednesday 4 February: St Uny School, Polmennor Drive, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, TR26 2SQ

16.00 - 18.00

Cost £30.00 per teacher: Booking through Cornwall Dance Partnership/Sarah Waller: sarah@dancerepublic2.com

Source FM Live Broadcast

Thursday, 5 February, 2015 - 17:00

Source FM Live Broadcast

Featuring live music and discussions; this real time recording of presenter Simon Neild's Inside Local Music show will take place in the Performance Centre Foyer.

Tickets: FREE

Gwen Van Spijk In Conversation

Thursday, 5 February, 2015 - 14:00

Gwen Van Spijk In Conversation

Gwen is an independent manager, producer, trainer and consultant working primarily within the dance, live and performance arts secotrs. This conversation will explore her approach to working with companies including Lone Twin, New Art Club and Motionhouse Dance Theatre and producing one off projects such as a Dance Programme for the Rugby League World Cup 2013.

Tickets: FREE but booking required: gwenvanspijk.eventbrite.co.uk

Concourse 2015

Saturday, 31 January, 2015 - 12:00

Concourse 2015

Every year the Dartington Society host Concourse Festival in Falmouth University's Performance Centre. Spread over 2 days artists are welcomed to showcase work from Music, Theatre, Film, Art, Dance and everything in between.

The main event is being held on Saturday 31st January from 12 noon. Throughout the day there will be a myriad of art and performance to see.

Supported by Falmouth and Exeter Students Union (FXU).

Tickets: FREE

'I, Audience'

Saturday, 31 January, 2015 - 09:00 to 13:00

'I, Audience' The Impact of Communication Technologies on Audiences' Experiences and Expectations of Theatre

From streaming live performances in rural cinemas to innovative dialogues through social media, audiences' relationships with theatre companies and the way they experience theatre are evolving against a rapidly changing technological landscape.

This one-day symposium explores the challenges and innovations in engaging and reaching contemporary audiences and whether technology helps develop meaningful and intimate dialogue. A series of case studies will be presented from South West theatre makers who have made innovative use of technology to develop their relationship with audiences.

Tickets: FREE but booking required: i-audiencesymposium.eventbrite.co.uk

Lily & Meg Schools Matinee

Friday, 30 January, 2015 - 13:30

Lily & Meg Schools Matinee

Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

For additional information please contact the AMATA Box Office on: 01326 259349.

Aakash Odedra: Murmur/Inked

Saturday, 17 January, 2015 - 19:30

Aakash Odedra: Murmur/Inked

Tickets: £15/£14 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. FOR ALL TICKET ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE ON: 01326 259349.

Murmur & Inked are a new double bill from Aakash Odedra Company. One of the most sought after British choreographer/dancers today. Originally trained in the South Asian styles of Kathak and Bharat Natyam, Odedra has developed a distinctive movement style.

Murmur: Diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, Aakash found conventional education at school very challenging. He felt defined by his learning difficulties, but not his abilities. As written language was so alien, dance became his preferred mode of expression.

In Inked, choreographed by Laurence Olivier awards winner Damien Jalet, the body become a place of transformation, an envelope marked, folded and metamorphosed by its journey through a ritualized space.

This unique work includes the most extraordinarily beautiful and thoughtful use of projected moving images and digitally generated image technology.

With support from Arts Council England and supported by Sky Academy Arts Scholarships in association with IdeasTap

www.aakashodedra.co.uk

Launch of The Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme 2015

Friday, 16 January, 2015 - 14:00

Launch of The Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme 2015

Learn how Falmouth students expecting to graduate in 2015 can apply to receive a graduate pre-incubation award to help start a business in Cornwall. Successful applicants will receive business support including £2,500 of funding and expert advice.

Tickets: FREE but booking required: gpip2015launch.eventbrite.co.uk

AMATA Young Persons Dance Sessions

Saturday, 10 January, 2015 - 09:00 to 11:00

AMATA Young Persons Dance Sessions

These run community dance classes are delivered by new AMATA graduates. Separate sessions are available to young people aged between 5 to 11 years (9-10am) and 12 to 18 years (10-11am).

Tickets: £2.50 per session

Then weekly on:
January: 10, 17, 24, 31
February: 7, 14, 28
March: 7, 14, 21, 28

Sustainable Product Workshop

Monday, 8 December, 2014 - 09:00 to Tuesday, 9 December, 2014 - 17:00

Sustainable Product Workshop

This workshop is aimed at companies or individuals developing products of any kind, with a particular emphasis on sustainability within the textiles industry.
We will involve and think about the sustainability of products in a holistic manner, looking at the different stages in the life-cycle of a product, from source to manufacture, transport, use and end of life.
The second day will focus more on individual sessions, to further consider how the ideas covered in the first day can be applied in the context of each company or individual.
Workshop led by Hannah Scoones of Loop who is supported by Falmouth University’s Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme.

Tickets: FREE but booking required: sustainableproductworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk

New Art Club: Feel About Your Body

Friday, 28 November, 2014 - 19:30

New Art Club: Feel About Your Body

Tickets: £15/£14 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)
Click Here to purchase standard ticket online.
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An uplifting, life-affirming and hilarious spectacle which is sexy AND intellectual. Expect silliness, see a man talk to his bottom and find out what not to do during a heart attack.
Loved by audiences and critics alike New Art Club return with another beautifully engineered blend of physical and verbal lunacy.

Warning: This show has already left some people feeling ‘a little bit dirty’; contains some brief nudity; contains some brief dancing and contains some puerile songs (there’s a good one about a shed).

Physical comedy with brains, I laughed ‘til my face hurt’. – Stephanie Merrit, The Observer

With support from Arts Council England

www.newartclub.org

 

Rohan de Saram, Cello & Will Sleath, Flute

Thursday, 27 November, 2014 - 19:30

Rohan de Saram, Cello
& Will Sleath, Flute

Tickets: £12/£11 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)
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Will Sleath and Rohan de Saram's shared interest in ethnic music is reflected in a programme that includes Indian-influenced music by Asha Srinivasan, works by Zoltan Kodaly and Reza Vali, based on Hungarian and Iranian folk music respectively, and Michael Parkin's Elegy - a set of variations on a traditional African melody.

The concert also features two premieres by Cornwall-based composers: Fragilities by Christopher Best, Senior Lecturer at Falmouth University - commissioned by the duo and funded by the Britten Pears Foundation - and Francis Silkstone's new version of his Raga Duo.

Action Hero: Hokes Bluff

Wednesday, 12 November, 2014 - 19:30

Action Hero: Hokes Bluff

Everything rests on this one free throw. On this one last shot. On these last few seconds. Action Hero have got their game faces on.

With a nostalgic yearning for the simplicity of a world that never really existed, Hoke’s Bluff uses the hackneyed formulas of high school storylines and the cheap sentimentally of inspiring locker room speeches to find out what it means to be a winner (on the inside).

With support from Arts Council England and Developed through Fuel’s Jerwood Residencies at Cove Park which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

www.actionhero.org.uk

Tickets: £12/£11 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)

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3 Daft Monkeys

Friday, 7 November, 2014 - 19:30

3 Daft Monkeys

3 Daft Monkeys bring their quirky dynamic style of world-influenced folk music back to their home county of Cornwall after a whirlwind summer of international gigs and festivals. The desire to dance is irresistible.

With support from Carn to Cove.

Tickets: £12/£11 concessions (student ticket vouchers accepted)

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First Friday Performing Arts Networking Event

Friday, 7 November, 2014 - 17:30
 
 

First Friday Performing Arts Networking Event

These monthly networking evenings provide an opportunity to meet likeminded people who are working, or interested in a career in the performing arts or creative sectors.

With drinks and canapés.

Tickets: Free

Music Industry Seminar & Showcase: Image

Friday, 7 November, 2014 - 14:00 to 19:00
 

Music Industry Seminar & Showcase: Image

This seminar will focus on the use of image within the music industry. With guest speakers including Richard Chamberlin (Tommy Boy Europe) and Lee Trewhela (West Briton What’s On).

Followed by a showcase of Cornwall based bands.

With support from Cornwall Music Forum and West Briton What’s On.

Tickets: Free but booking required. Click Here to reserve a ticket.

CONTACT FESTIVAL DARTINGTON PERFORMANCE EVENING

Thursday, 3 April, 2014 - 17:00
 

CONTACT FESTIVAL DARTINGTON PERFORMANCE EVENING

At the Contact Festival Dartington (CFD) Performance Evening, participants and teachers of CFD offer performances of dance work.  This will be followed by a jam open to the public to join or watch, with a warm-up led by CFD teachers.  Come and see what contact improvisation can be to perform, to watch and to do.

£7 (student ticket vouchers accepted) 

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DOUBLE BILL OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE AND DANCE

Wednesday, 12 March, 2014 - 19:30

DOUBLE BILL OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE AND DANCE  
BY FALMOUTH GRADUATE PRE-INCUBATION AWARD BENEFICIARIES

SMALL TALK THEATRE
LIFE ON THE ONE WHEEL

This is the story of the loneliest man. 'Life on the one wheel' experiments with everyday experience and elements of popular culture to explore the fragile simplicity of human emotion. Combining lists, projections and autobiographical works, Small Talk finds the exciting within the mundane. A visually rich yet economical piece, using failed recreations to offer a glimpse into other peoples’ lives.
 

JULIA SYKALA
TRANSIENT SPACE

This piece is a multimedia exploration of anonymity and individuality in urban space. Through an abstract landscape of light, sound and repetition we explore the clarity of personhood.

The project has been created through an interdisciplinary collaboration between Choreographer/ Dancer Julia Olimpia Sykala and Performance Artist Verena van den Berg, with live music by composer and musician Chris Batten.

£7 (student ticket vouchers accepted) 

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IMPERMANENCE DANCE THEATRE

Saturday, 8 March, 2014 - 19:30

IMPERMANENCE DANCE THEATRE

Each time Impermanence Dance Theatre perform, the piece is unique, creating an ecstatic live event full of beauty, poetry, physical mastery and humour.  Through a combination of cabaret-like vignette and intricately crafted scenes, the piece acts as a prism, refracting humans and human experiences to create a poetic story that talks of love, hate, jealousy, fear and everything else the human condition has to throw up. 

£12/11 (student ticket vouchers accepted)

Workshop with Impermanence Dance Theatre, see page x

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NOS LOWEN (CORNISH DANCE NIGHT) WITH SKILLYWIDDEN

Saturday, 8 March, 2014 - 19:30

NOS LOWEN (CORNISH DANCE NIGHT) WITH SKILLYWIDDEN

19.30

Falmouth University’s International Office invites you to celebrate St Piran's day with an evening of traditional Cornish music and dance at The Performance Centre.  Cornish Celtic dance band Skillywidden (formerly known as Dalla) provide exhilarating performances and a high-energy line up of bouzouki, fiddle, clarinet, darabuka, accordian and vocals, conveying the sheer joy they take in Cornwall’s indigenous culture. 

£4 (student ticket vouchers accepted)

Includes a pasty

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SCHOOL OF NOISES

Friday, 7 March, 2014 - 19:30

SCHOOL OF NOISES

19.30

School of Noises is a collective of musicians and artists who provide experimental music and sound events to give an informal social and critical context for the work.  Members and invited guests perform, improvise, compose, or programme using noise, field recordings, found sounds, objects, electronica, homemade, conventional or automated instruments in-situ.

£7 (student ticket vouchers accepted) 

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JANE CASTREE DANCE COLLABORATIONS

Wednesday, 5 March, 2014 - 19:30

JANE CASTREE DANCE COLLABORATIONS
UK PREMIERE OF PERSPECTIVES DOUBLE BILL:  HOW IF I? AND IT’S A GENDER AFFAIR

19.30

Devised with Lighting Designer Jamie Smith, ‘How If I?’ reveals the body and its potentiality through an intricate collaboration of light and movement. It’s a Gender Affair’ presents a topsy-turvy journey through a fairground world exploring perceptions of gender, created with Filmmaker Charlotte Eatock.  The programme also features a piece of work by graduates of Falmouth University’s Dance programme. 

£7 (student ticket vouchers accepted) 

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HARANCZAK/NAVARRE PERFORMANCE PROJECTS

Saturday, 1 March, 2014 - 19:30

HARANCZAK/NAVARRE PERFORMANCE PROJECTS
A CONTEMPORARY THEATRE DUET BY KAREN CHRISTOPHER AND SOPHIE GRODIN
CONTROL SIGNAL 

19.30

‘Control Signal’ explores invisible influences and inexplicable connections. It explores our irresistible urge to impose our will upon our immediate surroundings; upon nature. We are tied to each other, to objects we hold dear, to ideas. Through sound textures, spoken text, and actions that build visual statements, two people amble, dance, and tremble through a series of ideas and introduce an uncontrollable vibration.

Followed by post show discussion. 

£12/£11 conc (student ticket vouchers accepted)

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AMADOU DIAGNE BAND

Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 19:30

AMADOU DIAGNE BAND

19.30

After years backing such luminaries as Youssou N’Dour, Amadou now branches out on his own, delivering exquisite songs in a beautiful rich voice.  Amadou’s background as a percussionist in L’orchestre Nationale du Senegal has led to him developing a unique guitar style, which shifts from traditional African blues to an awe-inspiring display of percussive artistry.  His band includes Griselda Sanderson on Swedish nyckelharpa and violin with some of the UK’s top Senegalese musicians.

£12/£11 conc (student ticket vouchers accepted) 

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JIM AITCHISON

Saturday, 22 February, 2014 - 19:30

JIM AITCHISON
PORTRAITS FOR A STUDY

19.30

A unique simultaneous concert inspired by the art of one of the world’s greatest living visual artists, Gerhard Richter, will take place integrating four different venues. The concert will involve four Yamaha Disklavier pianos separated by 300 miles and remotely controlled by a parent Disklavier at Falmouth’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts and played by just one live pianist, Roderick Chadwick. In addition, the same music re-composed by Jim Aitchison for the strings of the Kreutzer Quartet, will be performed back from the Royal Academy of Music to all the other venues via audio link. This large-scale project is supported by Arts Council England, the PRS for Music Foundation, Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK), Falmouth University’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, the Royal Academy of Music and Goldsmiths, University of London.

£7 (student ticket vouchers accepted)

www.falmouth.ac.uk/richtermusic

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HOPE & ANCHOR

Friday, 21 February, 2014 - 20:00

HOPE & ANCHOR
SHARING OF WORK IN PROGRESS

20.00

At the end of their week long residency at The Performance Centre, the performance and writing duo Hope & Anchor share their performance in progress, ‘The Storyteller Illuminated’. Inspired by magic lanterns, a “shadow theatre” generated using arcane printing technologies will tell the story of a feral child and her Odyssean journey; informed by the collection of local stories and research into shipwrecks, wild storms and travelling troubadours.

Free

Feedback appreciated

JAMES WILTON

Saturday, 15 February, 2014 - 19:30

JAMES WILTON
LAST MAN STANDING 

19.30

Danger, the fragility of existence and the desire to survive; we’re surrounded by these things in the relentless challenges of life. How do we respond? With fear, anger, determination?

‘Last Man Standing’ is dance driven by unparalleled energy and athleticism, performed by world-class dancers.  James’s work draws on martial arts, break dancing and capoeira to create raw, earthy and ground-breaking performance.

Save your breath, it may be your last.  

With support from Arts Council England, Plymouth Dance and Falmouth University’s Academy of Theatre and Music Arts

£12/£11 conc (student ticket vouchers accepted)

Age 14+

Workshop with James Wilton, see page x  

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SCRATCH NIGHT

Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 - 18:30

SCRATCH NIGHT

18.30- 22.00

Everything starts with something. A brief encounter, happenstance, a good turn of phrase. Scratch night is a series of fragments of performance in-the-process by established, emerging and student artists. The intention is to share work and try things out with a supportive audience who are encouraged to give feedback.  

Free

For more information contact alex.goodman@falmouth.ac.uk

IN BETWEEN TIME

Saturday, 8 February, 2014 - 19:30

IN BETWEEN TIME
ARTIST RESIDENCY SHARING

19.30

In Between Time is an international production company creating extraordinary art works. They encourage artists and audiences in all the unimagined and for this project have partnered with AMATA. Following an invitation to spend a week working on newly commissioned pieces at The Performance Centre, three inspiring artists, Jo Bannon, Action Hero and Nic Green will share their reflections and thoughts on their individual residencies. 

Free

See page x for details

JAZZ CAFÉ TUESDAYS

Tuesday, 21 January, 2014 - 16:45

JAZZ CAFÉ TUESDAYS

20.00 – 22.30

Jazz Café Tuesday sessions return with a new program of exciting players and cool jazz styles. With a special guest each week, and the space for keen players to sit-in, every session brings something new. 

Jazz Café Tuesdays will take place as follows: 

In The Stannary, Penryn Campus:

21 Jan: Mirage with Carol Gasser (sax)

28 Jan: Mirage with Rik Thorn (guitar)

4 Feb: Samba Special with Sarah McDonagh

In The Performance Centre Café

11 Feb: Mirage with Marc Hadley (sax/flute)

18 Feb: Simon Latarche Trio with Sarah McDonagh

25 Feb: Robin Pengilley Blue Note Quartet

4 Mar:  The Extraordinarily Ordinary Gentlemen                                                                                              
Featuring Martin Bowie (Guitar), Rob Norman (Keyboard), Keith Michael (Drums)

Free

For further info contact: keith.michael@falmouth.ac.uk

PORTRAITS FOR A STUDY COMPOSITION COMPETITION

Saturday, 11 January, 2014 - 19:30

PORTRAITS FOR A STUDY COMPOSITION COMPETITION
COMPOSITION WINNERS’ PERFORMANCE

In the autumn of 2013 students from across schools in Cornwall were invited to produce 3 to 4 minute compositions for piano inspired by one of two paintings by one of the world’s leading visual artists, Gerhard Richter. The nine winning pieces will be performed throughout the evening on AMATA’s Disklavier. This concert is part of the large –scale ‘Portraits for a Study’ project supported by Arts Council England, the PRS for Music Foundation, Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK), Falmouth University’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, the Royal Academy of Music, Goldsmiths, University of London and Music Cornwall.

Free but booking is recommended

www.yamahaschoolsperformance.eventbrite.co.uk