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A Mr and Mrs Clark Production: Louder Is Not Always Clearer | Online Live Stream Performance

Wednesday, 24 March, 2021 - 19:00

A Mr and Mrs Clark Production: Louder Is Not Always Clearer | Online Live Stream Performance
Tickets: £8 full price/£5 students
Click Here to book online.

Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s just become a father. His friends say that he’s outgoing and that he loves music, festivals and nightclubs. Jonny is deaf. He was born deaf to hearing parents who were afraid that disability would stigmatise their son and the family.

Louder Is Not Always Clearer is an honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a deaf man, created and performed by a deaf man. For a hearing audience it is an illuminating and emotional experience. For deaf audience members the show is a familiar tale of misunderstanding and isolation. For all audiences it is a humorous and at times moving story of one man’s attempt to cope, to fit in and be accepted.

Mr and Mrs Clark make new and thought-provoking performances that engage and entertain audiences. The Clarks were short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award in 2015 and presented (F.E.A.R.) as part of Wales in Edinburgh in 2017.

Supported by Arts Council England, the Rural Touring Dance Initiative (RTDI) and Carn to Cove.

Online Artists’s Talk Series: Amy Bell and Hetain Patel in Conversation

Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 - 18:30

Online Artists’s Talk Series: Amy Bell and Hetain Patel in Conversation
Tickets: Free, but booking required
Click Here to book online.

AMATA’s talk series is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists that we will be working with over the forthcoming year. Find out about their current projects, inspiration and practice and ask questions in a live Q&A session.

Dance maker and performer Amy and visual artist and performer Hetain collaborated on Amy's awarding winning dance piece The Forecast. With the world a different place since they worked on it together and as Amy prepares to tour it again, Amy and Hetain reflect on being an artist now and what drew them together in the first place - their approaches to the way race, gender and sexuality are inscribed or rewritten in the body. The Forecast casts ironic look at our attempts to foresee our futures, an idea that resonates with new power now in a time of such unpredictability. Amy and Hetain share their questions about what comes next.

amy-bell.comhetainpatel.com

Sheba Soul Ensemble presents FLY! Festival of Black Women’s Film Home Box

Wednesday, 10 March, 2021 - 18:00

Sheba Soul Ensemble presents FLY! Festival of Black Women’s Film
Tickets: Pay What You Can
Click Here to book online.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Sheba Soul Ensemble present Fly! a Festival of Black Women’s film exploring intersectionality and the multiple issues Black women face in their daily lives.

Sheba Soul Ensemble are delighted to invite you to join them for a heady mix of film shorts, feature film, directed by female black film producers and facilitators from all over the world, along with discussions and Q&A sessions.

Building on the success of their inaugural Fly! Festival of Black Women’s Theatre in 2019 and Fly! Festival of Black Women’s Film in 2020, this special event aims to connect audiences internationally and creatively. This Festival is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network, through Beyond Boundaries, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Prodigal Theatre: The Fight | Online Live Stream Performance

Friday, 26 February, 2021 - 19:00

Prodigal Theatre: The Fight | Online Live Stream Performance
Tickets: £8 full price/£5 students
Click Here to book online.

‘Friends, have you ever seen a fight? If not, you have a pleasure to come…’

This winter marks the 200 year anniversary of William Hazlitt publishing his classic essay ‘The Fight’ - a rip roaring ride into the belly of Georgian bloodsport that inspired a genre of journalism and stands as one of the great pieces of prose writing. But what has changed?

In 1821 England had won a protracted conflict with Europe, but struggled to win the peace. The rich were getting richer and the poor still starved. Disease stalked the land whilst protest was suppressed, and everywhere; nationalism was on the rise. A population caught between the promises of politicians and the harsh reality of economics sought much needed escape in spectacle… sound familiar?

Blending boxing with Hazlitt’s wit; texts contemporary and classic, performance parkour, song, and the sweet science of defence - Prodigal set out to discover if - two centuries on - our sporting rivalries remain as tied to our national identities as ever.

‘Whatever Prodigal does is worth seeing.’ The Irish Independent

From Prodigal Theatre, the team behind the multi-award winning Tragedian Trilogy.

Supported by Arts Council England, Hall for Cornwall & Creative Civic Change

Written by Alister O’Loughlin after William Hazlitt, Pierce Egan et al.
Direction & Dramaturgy by Miranda Henderson
Regency Pugilism training & additional choreography by Chris Chatfield
Performed by Elijah Holloway & Alister O’Loughlin
Age Recommendation: 14+

Online Artists' Talk Series: Kill The Cat | Digital Theatre: Making the Playable Political

Wednesday, 17 February, 2021 - 18:30

Online Artists' Talk Series: Kill The Cat | Digital Theatre: Making the Playable Political
Tickets: Free, but booking required
Click Here to book online.

AMATA’s talk series is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists that AMATA works with. Find out about their current projects, inspiration and practice. Ask questions in a live Q&A session, or just listen if you prefer.

Award winning interactive theatre makers Dylan Frankland and Madeleine Allardice of Kill the Cat, share their approach to creating politically engaged work through using techniques often found in games.

Described by the New York Times as ‘making a strong case for theatre in its digital form’, Kill The Cat share how they’ve adapted and changed their approach to make exciting work for online audiences.

killthecattheatre.co.uk

Spotlight Live Stream Series: Thirty Pounds of Bone

Friday, 29 January, 2021 - 19:00

Spotlight Live Stream Series: Thirty Pounds of Bone
Tickets: Free
Click Here to view the live stream

Thirty Pounds of Bone (Dr Johny Lamb, Senior Lecturer for Popular Music) is releasing his new album ‘whence, the’ on Friday 29 January and we are delighted to host an exclusive live streamed performance to celebrate the release!

Click Here to pre-order ‘whence, the’

Listen to Thirty Pounds of Bone’s latest single 'A Story of Long' along with a great selection of releases from AMATA students, alumni and staff via our Spotlight Sounds playlist on Spotify! bit.ly/spotlightsounds 

Near-Ta Theatre: Christmas. Time. | Streamed Performance

Wednesday, 2 December, 2020 - 19:00

Near-Ta Theatre: Christmas. Time. | Streamed Performance
Tickets: £5
Click Here to book online.


What better way to spark the Christmas cheer this year than enjoying some hilarious theatre from the comfort of your home!

Near-ta Theatre have teamed up with acclaimed Filmmaker Brett Harvey to bring you their cult classic, Christmas. Time. in digital form. Bringing bucketloads of Christmas spirit straight to your home this new, digital version of the company’s iconic show, will entertain, amuse and delight. (Let’s face it we all need a good laugh this year more than ever).

Charlie and Toby are feeling low, and why wouldn’t they? It’s Christmas Day and they’re serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. But why shouldn’t they be having a Merry Christmas in spite of their incarceration? What’s stopping them from creating Christmas around them? Absolutely nothing! And so they set off on their festival of carols, Claus, Christ and custody…

Join them on a fantastical adventure through Dickens, pantomime, musical, Christmas dinner and Christmas films! See as they build a wonderfully Merry Christmas around them with songs, snowmen and lots of laughs in this truly festive show that puts the ‘cell’ firmly back in ‘celebration’!

Written and performed by Daniel Richards and Ciaran Clarke, and directed by Simon Harvey (o-region, Kneehigh), with the digital version being funded by Feast Cornwall, Christmas. Time. is a musical comedy for all the family, and year after year proves a festive and fantastically funny Christmas offering from Near-ta Theatre!

Prodigal Theatre: The Fight

Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 - 19:30

Prodigal Theatre: The Fight

This performance has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It will be rescheduled for Wednesday 10th February 2021 and booking details will be available soon.

Online Artists' Talk Series: Bottle Cap Theatre

Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 - 18:30

Online Artists' Talk Series: Bottle Cap Theatre
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

AMATA’s talk series is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists that we will be working with over the forthcoming year. Find out about their current projects, inspiration and practice. Ask questions and share your thoughts in a live Q&A session, or just listen if you prefer.

Tonight’s featured artists are Freya Smith and Jack Williams. Together they are award-winning Welsh musical theatre creators and founders of Bottle Cap Theatre, which aims to create new, bold and accessible musical theatre.

Their work includes musicals Ride (Winner of Vault’s Festival Show of the Week), The Limit (Winner of Vault Festival’s People’s Choice Award and Origins Award for Outstanding New Work), The Suicide Shop (Shortlisted for the MTI Stiles and Drewe Mentorship Award) and song-cycle Part A (Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show). In 2020 they were finalists in the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Prize for songs Ride and Sparks’ and Freya was shortlisted for the Cameron Mackintosh Composer Residency. In October 2020 Central School of Speech and Drama will be producing The Limit. In 2019 Freya and Jack were recipients of Wilton Music Hall’s Plays Without Decor scheme and were supported by British Science Week when creating The Limit.

Online Artists' Talk Series: Joseph Toonga

Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 - 18:30

Online Artists' Talk Series: Joseph Toonga
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

AMATA’s talk series is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists that we will be working with over the forthcoming year. Find out about their current projects, inspiration and practice. Ask questions and share your thoughts in a live Q&A session, or just listen if you prefer.

Tonight’s featured artist is Joseph Toonga, a Hip Hop theatre-maker touring regularly in the UK and Internationally. Alongside extensive teaching and independent commissions, Joseph is Artistic Director of Just Us Dance Theatre, a forefronting organisation supporting alternative routes into the professional sector, connecting communities globally and upskilling young black performers and creatives.

Independent commissions include: Boston Conservatoire of Dance, Codarts University of the Arts, Rotterdam, Richard Alston Dance Company’s 20th Anniversary and National Youth Ballet/Bundesjugendballett.

Spotlight Live Stream Series | November 2020

Friday, 13 November, 2020 - 20:00

Spotlight Live Stream Series: November 2020
Tickets: Free
Check back soon for the join link for the live stream

Through the AMATA Spotlight Live Stream Series we host monthly online music events featuring students, alumni and staff from AMATA. These events provide a further online platform for us to present you fantastic original work.

Check back soon to see our line up for the November event.

Javaad Alipoor: The Believers Are But Brothers

Friday, 6 November, 2020 - 19:30

Javaad Alipoor: The Believers Are But Brothers
Tickets: £10/£8
Click Here to book online.

Online Live Streamed Performance | This performance will be live streamed from the stage at HOME Manchester.

We live in a time where old orders are collapsing. From the post-colonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech savvy and bloodthirsty groups run through European drawn border lines. Amidst this, a generation of young men, find themselves burning with resentment; without the money, power and sex they think they deserve and this crisis of masculinity leads them on a journey into an online world of fantasy, violence and reality.

Javaad Alipoor spent time exploring how ISIS and the alt-right radicalise online and tells the story through documentary, interactivity and fiction.
The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Javaad Alipoor.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 16+
Running time: 60 minutes
Some strong language and violent themes that some viewers may find distressing

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Javaad’s work as a writer, director, performer and activist sits at the forefront of UK theatre makers who are creating work for diverse audiences and communities, many of whom are experiencing theatre performance for the first time. His innovative use of form and technology is changing the way people think about the performative aspect of technology and how theatre can appeal to an audience who get most of their storytelling hit through the internet. His work has been nominated for The Stage and Total Theatre innovation awards, and he is a regular collaborator with the National Theatre’s Immersive Story Telling Studio, The Pervasive Media Studio and The Space. Over the past five years, Javaad’s theatre work has built a strong national and international reputation, winning two Fringe First Awards at The Edinburgh Festival and directing his first mid-scale show as part of the Changemakers Program at Sheffield Theatres. At the same time he is forging a reputation in realm of television and online work. Last year BBC 4 and The Space produced a TV adaptation of The Believers are but Brothers and earlier this year the Company produced an acclaimed online version of Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran.

Online Artists' Talk Series: Impermanence

Wednesday, 4 November, 2020 - 18:30

Online Artists' Talk Series: Impermanence
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

AMATA’s talk series is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists that we will be working with over the forthcoming year. Find out about their current projects, inspiration and practice. Ask questions and share your thoughts in a live Q&A session, or just listen if you prefer.

Tonight’s featured artists are Roseanna Anderson and Joshua Ben-Tovim of Impermanence.

Impermanence meets audiences and engages with communities by producing, presenting, developing and touring dance. Using interchangeable leadership and collaboration to reframe, abstract and explore ideas inspired by historical research so that we might better understand the political, social and emotional human condition.

Based in Bristol, Impermanence is at the forefront of contemporary dance practice in the UK, working creatively with a wide range of collaborators and partners to produce exciting projects and new ways for people to engage with dance.

Trailer from Impermanence’s new film BLAST, which takes its cue from the growth of radical ideologies and modern art in London, 1914: BBC Arts - New Creatives

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 29 October | 21:00

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 21:00

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Swamp Motel are award-winning theatre and experience makers, who create immersive, interactive worlds for audiences and brands in the UK and internationally. The company is made up of theatrical creatives who combine their expertise to deliver exciting, immersive events both online and offline.

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 29 October | 19:30

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 19:30

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Swamp Motel are award-winning theatre and experience makers, who create immersive, interactive worlds for audiences and brands in the UK and internationally. The company is made up of theatrical creatives who combine their expertise to deliver exciting, immersive events both online and offline.

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 29 October | 18:00

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 18:00

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Swamp Motel are award-winning theatre and experience makers, who create immersive, interactive worlds for audiences and brands in the UK and internationally. The company is made up of theatrical creatives who combine their expertise to deliver exciting, immersive events both online and offline.

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 29 October | 16:30

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 16:30

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Swamp Motel are award-winning theatre and experience makers, who create immersive, interactive worlds for audiences and brands in the UK and internationally. The company is made up of theatrical creatives who combine their expertise to deliver exciting, immersive events both online and offline.

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 28 October | 21:00

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 21:00

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Swamp Motel are award-winning theatre and experience makers, who create immersive, interactive worlds for audiences and brands in the UK and internationally. The company is made up of theatrical creatives who combine their expertise to deliver exciting, immersive events both online and offline.

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 28 October | 19:30

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 19:30

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Swamp Motel are award-winning theatre and experience makers, who create immersive, interactive worlds for audiences and brands in the UK and internationally. The company is made up of theatrical creatives who combine their expertise to deliver exciting, immersive events both online and offline.

Impermanence: BAAL by Bertolt Brecht

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 18:30

Impermanence: BAAL by Bertolt Brecht
Tickets: Pay what you can
Click Here to book online.

Online Screening of Filmed Performance

In this ground-breaking dance-theatre adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s first play – we follow BAAL, our anti-hero, along a path of consumption, greed and ultimate destruction. Described as ‘a bonkers ballet’ and ‘designer grotesque’, the four dancers grapple with love, sexuality, art, fame, betrayal, nature and lust.

As scenes of matadors, landladies, ghosts, circus animals, dinner parties and forests unfurl, audiences are drawn deeper into a kaleidoscopic world of surreal images, extreme physicality and high drama. Dark humour, intricate choreography and beautiful poetry combine in this stunning, cathartic, multi-media production, featuring a dual channel film with live music and lusciously designed costumes and set.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 55 minutes
The performance contains semi-nudity, flashing images and some shouting

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Impermanence is a Bristol-based company, co-directed by Roseanna Anderson and Josh Ben-Tovim, creating critically-acclaimed work for stage and film. The company started in 2011 and has consistently produced new work since, functioning as an ongoing experiment into collaborative creation, whilst putting audiences and the performance experience at the centre of their practice.

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 28 October | 18:00

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 18:00

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Swamp Motel are award-winning theatre and experience makers, who create immersive, interactive worlds for audiences and brands in the UK and internationally. The company is made up of theatrical creatives who combine their expertise to deliver exciting, immersive events both online and offline.

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 28 October | 16:30

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 16:30

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Swamp Motel are award-winning theatre and experience makers, who create immersive, interactive worlds for audiences and brands in the UK and internationally. The company is made up of theatrical creatives who combine their expertise to deliver exciting, immersive events both online and offline.

The Javaad Alipoor Company: Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran | 21 October

Wednesday, 21 October, 2020 - 18:30

The Javaad Alipoor Company: Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran
Tickets: £10/£8
Click Here to book online.

Online Performance performed by Javaad Alipoor and Peyvand Sadeghian.

The global gap between rich and poor is growing. As the world decays, the spawn of the powerful dance like everyone is watching.
This darkly comedic, dizzying show about entitlement, consumption and digital technology invites you to use Instagram to explore what is happening in the world.
‘In this online version of Rich Kids we want to find a way to bring a genuine interaction between the digital and the theatrical, to bring out the pervasiveness of the original work, and really explore those parts of the show that speak to the feeling that our world is falling apart.’ Javaad Alipoor

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running Time: 70 mins
Contains some flashing lights

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran was co-created by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley.

Javaad Alipoor is an artist, director, writer and activist who regularly makes work with and for communities that don’t usually engage in the arts. His Fringe First award-winning 2017 play, The Believers are But Brothers, ran at London’s Bush Theatre, toured globally and led to a 2019 commission of his first film. Rich Kids opened at the Traverse Theatre as part of the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, winning a second Fringe First award. Javaad is Artistic Director of The Javaad Alipoor Company, a resident of The Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio, a collaborator of The National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio, a member of Arts Council England’s Northern Council, and was a founding trustee of Artistic Directors of the Future. He is currently developing a variety of projects for live, digital and broadcast platforms.

Kirsty Housley is an award-winning director, writer and dramaturg. She has directed a huge range of different forms and styles from The Encounter to Tao of Glass, to Rich Kids, Believers are but Brothers, co-directed Bryony Kimmings’ I’m a Phoenix, Bitch and more. Her latest project was directing Mephisto (A Rhapsody) at the Gate Theatre.

Jury Games and Exit Productions LTD: Jury Duty | 21:00

Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 - 21:00

Jury Games and Exit Productions LTD: Jury Duty
Tickets: £15/£12
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game Theatre

A fire. A dead man. A guilty plea for arson, but not for murder. The truth must come out.
Under the Justice Act (2020), you have been summoned as a Remote Juror for a new kind of online trial. You and your fellow Jurors must review the evidence, speak to the accused, and come to a conclusion. Is he guilty or not guilty? And is there more to this case than meets the eye?
How will you find the accused?

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 16+
Running time: 105 minutes
Contains content that some people may find disturbing including some photos of blood and discussion of murder

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Jury Games is a London-based organisation dedicated to creating online, thought-provoking games mixing both immersive theatre and escape room-style gaming mechanics to entertain and intrigue audiences. Jury Duty was created by Tom Black, Joe Ball and Exit Productions Ltd and uses cutting edge gaming technology and live professional actors to make the audience probe, prod and question everything they are seeing, reading and hearing.

Jury Games and Exit Productions LTD: Jury Duty | 18:30

Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 - 18:30

Jury Games and Exit Productions LTD: Jury Duty
Tickets: £15/£12
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game Theatre

A fire. A dead man. A guilty plea for arson, but not for murder. The truth must come out.
Under the Justice Act (2020), you have been summoned as a Remote Juror for a new kind of online trial. You and your fellow Jurors must review the evidence, speak to the accused, and come to a conclusion. Is he guilty or not guilty? And is there more to this case than meets the eye?
How will you find the accused?

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 16+
Running time: 105 minutes
Contains content that some people may find disturbing including some photos of blood and discussion of murder

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Jury Games is a London-based organisation dedicated to creating online, thought-provoking games mixing both immersive theatre and escape room-style gaming mechanics to entertain and intrigue audiences. Jury Duty was created by Tom Black, Joe Ball and Exit Productions Ltd and uses cutting edge gaming technology and live professional actors to make the audience probe, prod and question everything they are seeing, reading and hearing.

Spotlight Live Stream Series | October 2020

Friday, 9 October, 2020 - 20:00

Spotlight Live Stream Series: October 2020
Tickets: Free
Check back soon for the join link for the live stream

Through the AMATA Spotlight Live Stream Series we host monthly online music events featuring students, alumni and staff from AMATA. These events provide a further online platform for us to present you fantastic original work.

Check back soon to see our line up for the October event.

Kill The Cat: The House Never Wins | 21:00

Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 - 21:00

Kill The Cat: The House Never Wins
Tickets: £10/£8
Click Here to book online.

Online Interactive Game Theatre

Plummeting insect numbers. A sixth mass extinction. Thinning of ice sheets. Sea level rise.
We could all do with a distraction. Take a seat at the table, get ready to play. (There’s a real cash prize at stake.) The House is on fire.
A new interactive game/theatre piece that you can play from the comfort of your own home by exploring the climate crisis and gambling with the planet’s future.
Originally commissioned by Upstart Theatre as part of DARE Festival 2019. Supported by Arts Council England, Shoreditch Town Hall, Camden People's Theatre, Ovalhouse, and Maketank.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 16+
Running time: between 75-90 minutes
This performance requires people to take part in a gambling role play.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Kill The Cat is the collaboration between theatre makers Madeleine Allardice and Dylan Frankland: makers of bold interactive theatre described as having the ability ‘to start a new movement in theatre’ (PRSD). Their work explores difficult social issues such as mental health, loneliness and the climate crisis in inventive ways.

Kill The Cat: The House Never Wins | 19:00

Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 - 19:00

Kill The Cat: The House Never Wins
Tickets: £10/£8
Click Here to book online.

Online Interactive Game Theatre

Plummeting insect numbers. A sixth mass extinction. Thinning of ice sheets. Sea level rise.
We could all do with a distraction. Take a seat at the table, get ready to play. (There’s a real cash prize at stake.) The House is on fire.
A new interactive game/theatre piece that you can play from the comfort of your own home by exploring the climate crisis and gambling with the planet’s future.
Originally commissioned by Upstart Theatre as part of DARE Festival 2019. Supported by Arts Council England, Shoreditch Town Hall, Camden People's Theatre, Ovalhouse, and Maketank.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 16+
Running time: between 75-90 minutes
This performance requires people to take part in a gambling role play.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Kill The Cat is the collaboration between theatre makers Madeleine Allardice and Dylan Frankland: makers of bold interactive theatre described as having the ability ‘to start a new movement in theatre’ (PRSD). Their work explores difficult social issues such as mental health, loneliness and the climate crisis in inventive ways.

Vincent Dance Theatre: In Loco Parentis

Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 - 18:00

Vincent Dance Theatre: In Loco Parentis
Tickets: Free but audience members are invited to make a voluntary contribution to VDT
Click Here to book online.

Online Film Screening of Performance

Critically acclaimed for translating real-life testimonies into beautifully crafted performance work, Vincent’s In Loco Parentis sheds light on the extraordinary resilience of care-experienced young people, demanding that their stories be seen and heard.
Three adult and two extraordinary young performers combine movement, strong visual imagery and spoken word to explore the cycles of rupture and repair that drive children into care. The work exposes the emotional impact that foster care and adoption has on young people’s lives and reflects on everyone’s need to feel safe and to belong.

POST SHOW DISCUSSION:
A live online post show discussion with Charlotte Vincent will take place following the screening. Details to be announced.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 90 minutes
The work contains content and explores themes that some people may find upsetting

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Founded in 1994 by Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent, Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT) produce powerful and engaging dance theatre work on stage, on film and online, accompanied by extensive social engagement and professional development programmes. VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England and Associate Company at Brighton Dome. In Loco Parentis was co-commissioned by Worthing Theatres and Pavilion Dance South West. #VDTInLocoParentis

Online Artists' Talk Series: Prodigal Theatre and Urban Playground (UPG)

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 - 18:30

Online Artists' Talk Series: Prodigal Theatre and Urban Playground (UPG)
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

AMATA’s talk series is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists that we will be working with over the forthcoming year. Find out about their current projects, inspiration and practice. Ask questions and share your thoughts in a live Q&A session, or just listen if you prefer.

Tonight’s featured artists are Miranda Henderson and Alister O’Loughlin of Prodigal UPG, a Community Interest Company based in Par, Cornwall, comprising two performance ensembles; Prodigal Theatre and Urban Playground (UPG).

Multi-award winning Prodigal UPG make defiantly theatrical work that is ‘epic within a small frame’ and ranges from intimate in-the-round storytelling through site-specific re-workings of Jacobean tragedy to the wordless drama of dance at speed and height with the Urban Playground Team performances.

Spotlight Live Stream Series | September 2020

Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 - 20:00

Spotlight Live Stream Series
Tickets: Free
Click Here to view the September Live Stream.

Through the AMATA Spotlight Live Stream Series we host monthly online music events featuring students, alumni and staff from AMATA. These events provide a further online platform for us to present you fantastic original work.

Check back soon to see our line up for the September event.

AMATA Creative Dance Classes Performance 2020

Saturday, 4 July, 2020 - 19:00

AMATA Creative Dance Classes Performance 2020
Tickets: £7/£5 concessions
Click Here to book online.

This year, the final show for our Saturday Dance Classes celebrates a wonderful year of growth and achievement. Come and join Grace Murdoch and our dance students for their end of year celebration. The perfect way to end another twelve months of wonderful creative and physical explorations.

amata.org.uk/yp-classes

Live Drawing: Music and Movement

Wednesday, 1 April, 2020 - 19:00

Live Drawing: Music and Movement



This event has been cancelled. The Box Office team are currently in the process of automatically refunding all tickets. 

Edge Dance Company: Triple Bill 2020

Saturday, 28 March, 2020 - 19:30

Edge Dance Company: Triple Bill



This event has been cancelled. The Box Office team are currently in the process of automatically refunding all tickets. 

FALTOPIA

Saturday, 28 March, 2020 - 14:00

FALTOPIA



This event has been cancelled. The Box Office team are currently in the process of automatically refunding all tickets. 

Prodigal Theatre: The Fight

Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 - 19:30

Prodigal Theatre: The Fight



This event has been cancelled. The Box Office team are currently in the process of automatically refunding all tickets. 

The Rat Affair plus Support

Saturday, 21 March, 2020 - 20:00

The Rat Affair plus Support



This event has been cancelled. The Box Office team are currently in the process of automatically refunding all tickets. 

National Youth Theatre Auditions 2020

Sunday, 15 March, 2020 - 10:00

National Youth Theatre Auditions

Aged 14-25 and love performing? We're opening our doors on Sunday 15th March 2020 to the National Youth Theatre for auditions to join their company this summer. Successful auditionees will train on a 2-4 week summer course in London and become NYT members until they turn 26. NYT members have access to professional castings, castings in the National and West End seasons, a membership programme of free workshops, leadership training, tickets and events. Apply at: nyt.org.uk/auditions. Bursaries are available.

Keira Martin in Collaboration with Sioda Adams: Good Blood

Saturday, 14 March, 2020 - 19:30

Keira Martin in Collaboration with Sioda Adams: Good Blood
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
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Good Blood looks closely at the relationship of two sisters.

Keira and Sioda use dance, live music, song and storytelling to bring hilarious, nostalgic and familiar family scenarios to the stage. Their honesty and humour sheds light on the bonds that hold us together, the people that make us who we are and the ties that bind us.

Keira and sister Sioda were born and bred in Barnsley, Yorkshire. They trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and proceeded to have successful careers, working for the past 20 years around the globe. Working autobiographically, the two sisters are inspired and influenced by their working class upbringing, politics, Ireland, dance and music. If there is one thing they both agree on, it’s that you don’t get owt without hard graft.

keiradance.com

Age guidance: 12+

SU Performing Arts Showcase 2020

Saturday, 7 March, 2020 - 19:00

SU Performing Arts Showcase 2020
EVENT SOLD OUT
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A celebration of the SU's Performing Arts societies, featuring guest performances by Jason Thomas Performing Arts. This student-led showcase features a whole host of fabulous societies, including Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Follies, Sostena Theatre, Chorus, Viva Voce, Ballroom & Latin and Cheerleading, along with musical interludes performed by members of the orchestra. During the event, we will also be raising money for Dance Aid, a wonderful charity that supports disadvantaged children around the globe. So please join us for what promises to be a fabulous evening, showcasing the talents of Falmouth and Exeter students!

thesu.org.uk

Comedy Club: Olga Koch, Sam Lake and Tom Glover

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Olga Koch, Sam Lake and Tom Glover
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
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OLGA KOCH Since arriving in the UK in 2014, Olga has quickly earned a fierce reputation on the comedy circuit. Having lived in Russia, Germany, the US and the UK, she speaks confidently and hilariously on current affairs both global and personal.

In 2018, she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her debut hour, Fight, followed by a sell-out national tour. Olga has appeared on Mock the Week, The Now Show, Pls Like, The Blame Game, BBC Arts Hour.

*****Slick, impeccably timed and every joke lands. Broadway Baby

A naturally comic mind. Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard

SAM LAKE is a stand-up comedian, writer and presenter. Sam openly shares stories and details from his life as a semi-camp gay man, moving from a small mining village in Cornwall to a big city and gearing up to becoming a happily married man.

Winner of Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2018 and Hastings Fringe Newcomer of the Year 2018, Sam has also had multiple sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Makes for fantastic company. Over-sharing in an infectiously upbeat way... A thoroughly engaging larger-than-life personality... Steve Bennett, Chortle

Fabulous and worth going to see. Theatre Reviews

Age guidance: 18+

Winter Mountain plus support Our Atlantic Roots & NANA

Saturday, 29 February, 2020 - 19:30

Winter Mountain plus support Our Atlantic Roots & NANA
Tickets: £10
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A prodigiously gifted songwriter with an extraordinarily soulful voice, Winter Mountain has released two critically-acclaimed albums and toured the world. His electrifying gifts as a live performer have earned him support slots for Seal, Seth Lakeman, The Feeling, Paolo Nutini, Richard Thompson, Guy Garvey, The Waterboys and many others. He brings with him his blistering, shimmering full band to AMATA. Do not miss this show!

Winter Mountain is just brilliant, he's such a great songwriter. Cara Dillon

Great, great songs and a great performer. Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2.

*****An exceptional songwriter and musician... The second Winter Mountain album is the sound of an artist in understated, majestic flight. From the Margins

*****Carrying on a tradition ventured by Springsteen, Tom Petty and Neil Young, but developing certain aspects along the way. Marrying his fine songwriting with an effortless ability to harness his energy. Americana UK

wintermountain.co.uk

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

An Evening with Follies

Wednesday, 26 February, 2020 - 19:00

An Evening with Follies
Tickets: £5
Click Here to book online.

Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening with Follies! The Tremough Follies Musical Theatre Society are back with a fun packed showcase that will take you back through the ages of musical theatre with songs, scenes and dances from musicals like WEST SIDE STORY, MAMMA MIA, and FOLLIES! With extra special guests, the incredible FECCLES Drama Society! Come along and help us raise money for our spring musical, Jekyll and Hyde, and our adopted cause 'Mind' the mental health charity. See you there!

thesu.org.uk

Emma Frankland: Hearty

Friday, 21 February, 2020 - 19:30

Emma Frankland: Hearty
Tickets: £10
Click Here to book online.

“We Are a Hearty Sisterhood”

We must bury our knowledge until the apocalypse passes.

Bearing wings made of sharp knives and shooting fireballs into the air, Emma Frankland tackles the current media fascination with trans lives and interrogates the controversial bio-technology of HRT. It’s messy, it’s on fire and it’s politically-charged.

Hearty is the fifth and final solo show in Frankland’s None of Us is Yet a Robot project - a series of performances which have been a response to her gender transition and the politics surrounding trans identity over the past seven years.

None of Us is Yet a Robot, Five Performances on Gender Identity and the Politics of Transition is published by Oberon Books and is available to buy from: oberonbooks.com

Originally made with support from The Yard and Arts Council England.

This performance is presented by Hall for Cornwall.

The Adventures of Curious Ganz | 19.00

Saturday, 15 February, 2020 - 19:00

The Adventures of Curious Ganz
SOLD OUT
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A scientist is born! From the very beginning of time our hero Ganz is Curious. Is the Earth flat? Are the stars fixed? How does metal hide in stone?
His investigations and inventions bring him to the attention of Queen Lizzy the First, a fellow adventurer, if only she could escape her skirts...

The Adventures of Curious Ganz is a fictitious story based on the true life of 16th century copper smelter Joachim Ganz. It is a celebration of the new, the strange, the brave and the curious!

Told through design, table-top puppetry, music and a few words, all wildly based on the principles of alchemy.

A Silent Tide production in association with Little Angel Theatre

Directed by Sarah Wright

Recommended for ages 6+ and Adult

The Adventures of Curious Ganz | 15.00

Saturday, 15 February, 2020 - 15:00

The Adventures of Curious Ganz
SOLD OUT
Click Here to join the waiting list.

A scientist is born! From the very beginning of time our hero Ganz is Curious. Is the Earth flat? Are the stars fixed? How does metal hide in stone?
His investigations and inventions bring him to the attention of Queen Lizzy the First, a fellow adventurer, if only she could escape her skirts...

The Adventures of Curious Ganz is a fictitious story based on the true life of 16th century copper smelter Joachim Ganz. It is a celebration of the new, the strange, the brave and the curious!

Told through design, table-top puppetry, music and a few words, all wildly based on the principles of alchemy.

A Silent Tide production in association with Little Angel Theatre

Directed by Sarah Wright

Recommended for ages 6+ and Adult

Comedy Club: Kai Samra, Chloe Petts and Tom Glover

Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Kai Samra, Chloe Petts and Tom Glover
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
Click Here to book online.

KAI SAMRA Award winning comedian Kai Samra has quickly risen to become one of the most exciting acts on the circuit today. Described as ‘a charismatic man with a great story’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle), Samra combines an edgy stage presence, a confident delivery and talks frankly about issues such as class, race and modern culture from an intelligent, unique and fresh perspective.

His five-star critically acclaimed debut show ‘Underclass’ was followed by a week long run at Soho Theatre, recommended by The Guardian, The Observer and was in the list of best shows at the Edinburgh Fringe by Fest Mag.

He has performed live on BBC Asian Network and been featured on BBC3, ITV2’s Stand Up Sketch Show and was a commissioned writer for BBC Radio 4’s award nominated series Sketchtopia.

With such an impressive debut it is exciting to imagine what Samra will go on to achieve. ***** Ed Fest Mag

CHLOE PETTS One of the most exciting new acts on the circuit. Chloe is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC Comedy Award, was a finalist of Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Awards 2017 and came runner-up in the Funny Women Awards 2017.

She is a co-founder of The Lol Word, a queer comedy collective that hosts sell-out monthly London nights, boasting the finest female and non-binary queer acts on the circuit.

Compelling presence Steve Bennett, Chortle

Age guidance: 18+

Counting the Music Industry

Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 - 18:30

Counting the Music Industry
Tickets: Free, but booking required
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Counting the Music Industry is a presentation and talk by music industry consultant and campaigner Vick Bain.

The research is a gender gap analysis of over 300 music publishers and record labels in the UK. This research reveals that just over 14% of writers currently signed to publishers and just under 20% of acts signed to labels are female. This gap is surprisingly large and is indicative of widespread discrimination against women in the music industry.

Counting the Music Industry also looks at entry routes into music, particularly through formal education. There has been increased participation by girls and women in music education at all levels over the past five years, to near equity, often gaining better results than their male counterparts. And yet female graduates do not seem to be as successful as their male colleagues in starting careers. This report looks at twelve barriers that exist for women wishing to start and sustain a career in music. Vick is the former CEO of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, fully qualified diversity and inclusion consultant and Featured in BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Music Powerlist.

Propeller and Other Dances

Friday, 17 January, 2020 - 19:00

Propeller and Other Dances
Tickets: £6 + booking fee
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An evening of superb original choreography created by Propeller dance training programme working with professional dancer/choreographers: Grace Murdoch, Suzie West, Simon Birch Shelby Dover, Jess Leonard, Kathryn Richards presented by DR2 producers of SALT Festival of Landscape Dance.

dancerepublic2.com

Psychedelia

Thursday, 16 January, 2020 - 18:30

Psychedelia
Tickets: £6 + booking fee
SOLD OUT | CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST

Psychedelia - dance performances by young people from schools and dance groups across Cornwall working with professional dancers to create new original works inspired by the music, design and fashion of the 1960s.

Featuring groups from: Chacewater Primary with Lauren Syrett, Perran-ar-Worthal with Grace Murdoch, Beacon ACE Academy with Miranda Howard, Marlborough Primary with Sally Knight, Pencoys Primary with Grace Murdoch, St Mewan Primary Academy with Dean Wills, Rosemellin Primary with Abi Squibb, Bodriggy Primary with Justine Mcalister, Liskeard Hillfort with Rob Mennear and Kathryn Richards Dance- Beginners with Grace Murdoch.

Psychedelia is brought to you by Dance Republic 2 the producers of SALT Festival of Landscape Dance.

Anatomical: The Buildy-Uppy Dance Show | 14.00

Saturday, 4 January, 2020 - 14:00

Anatomical: The Buildy-Uppy Dance Show
Tickets: £8
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From the team that created The Doodle Dance Show, a magical hour of building, music and dancing.

Let your imagination run riot as hundreds of boxes are stacked, squashed and rebuilt. Help create enticing caves, wonky castles and fabulous creatures, as together we learn that the strongest thing we can build is friendship. The award-winning Anatomical create an enchanting, ever-changing playground constructed and inhabited by its audience.

The Buildy-Uppy Dance Show is a 2016 Compass Commission presented by The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership. Co-produced by Lakeside Arts. Supported by DanceEast and Cambridge Junction. Supported by Arts Council England.

Created by Anna Williams and Tom Roden.
Lighting by Lucy Hansom.
Produced by New Art Club.

The show is a participatory theatre experience for children AND adults.

buildyuppydance.com

Age guidance: 4+

Shifter / Visions of the Future | Performance | 13 December | 16:00

Friday, 13 December, 2019 - 16:00

Shifter / Visions of the Future
Tickets: Free, but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Shifter Visions of the Future Shifter propels its audience into the future, you become part of an environmental movement traveling at a staggering rate of sixty minutes an hour. 2nd year students from AMATA’s Theatre & Performance & Technical Theatre Arts courses, directed by Klaus Kruse, have created an unusual theatrical journey which trundles the audience through an assemblage of immersive and interactive experiences, sketching out, at times, a Dystopian and, at times, a Utopian vision of the future.

Important Disclaimer:

  • This performance has a 16+ age restriction and not suitable for those that suffer from a severe fear of the dark or claustrophobia.
  • The performance includes smoke effects and strobe lighting.

Presented at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Studio A. Seating is extremely limited and seats must be pre-booked.

Shifter / Visions of the Future | Performance | 13 December | 13:30

Friday, 13 December, 2019 - 13:30

Shifter / Visions of the Future
Tickets: Free, but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Shifter Visions of the Future Shifter propels its audience into the future, you become part of an environmental movement traveling at a staggering rate of sixty minutes an hour. 2nd year students from AMATA’s Theatre & Performance & Technical Theatre Arts courses, directed by Klaus Kruse, have created an unusual theatrical journey which trundles the audience through an assemblage of immersive and interactive experiences, sketching out, at times, a Dystopian and, at times, a Utopian vision of the future.

Important Disclaimer:

  • This performance has a 16+ age restriction and not suitable for those that suffer from a severe fear of the dark or claustrophobia.
  • The performance includes smoke effects and strobe lighting.

Presented at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Studio A. Seating is extremely limited and seats must be pre-booked.

Shifter / Visions of the Future | Performance | 13 December | 11:30

Friday, 13 December, 2019 - 11:30

Shifter / Visions of the Future
Tickets: Free, but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Shifter Visions of the Future Shifter propels its audience into the future, you become part of an environmental movement traveling at a staggering rate of sixty minutes an hour. 2nd year students from AMATA’s Theatre & Performance & Technical Theatre Arts courses, directed by Klaus Kruse, have created an unusual theatrical journey which trundles the audience through an assemblage of immersive and interactive experiences, sketching out, at times, a Dystopian and, at times, a Utopian vision of the future.

Important Disclaimer:

  • This performance has a 16+ age restriction and not suitable for those that suffer from a severe fear of the dark or claustrophobia.
  • The performance includes smoke effects and strobe lighting.

Presented at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Studio A. Seating is extremely limited and seats must be pre-booked.

When Nothing Becomes Something | 19.30

Thursday, 12 December, 2019 - 19:30

When Nothing Becomes Something
Tickets: Free, but booking required
Click Here to book online.

A 30-minute dance performance exploring everyday sound.

Often unnoticed, invisible and sometimes wildly enjoyable, sound is an intricate part of the fabric of our day to day lives. 9 dancers explore how it can unite us and separate us through presence, action and communication and with the audience play an unfolding game bringing sound to our visual and aural attention.

When Nothing Becomes Something is an extension of 'In My Head'; a project currently in creation by dancer and choreographer Emily Alden exploring everyday sound and hearing loss. 'In My Head' is supported by Arts Council England, Hall for Cornwall where she is an Associate Artist and Falmouth University. It will be touring in 2020/21.

More information: emilyalden.com/inmyhead

Choreographed by Emily Alden with the dancers
Performed by Year 2 Dance & Choreography students

When Nothing Becomes Something | 18.30

Thursday, 12 December, 2019 - 18:30

When Nothing Becomes Something
Tickets: Free, but booking required
Click Here to book online.

A 30-minute dance performance exploring everyday sound.

Often unnoticed, invisible and sometimes wildly enjoyable, sound is an intricate part of the fabric of our day to day lives. 9 dancers explore how it can unite us and separate us through presence, action and communication and with the audience play an unfolding game bringing sound to our visual and aural attention.

When Nothing Becomes Something is an extension of 'In My Head'; a project currently in creation by dancer and choreographer Emily Alden exploring everyday sound and hearing loss. 'In My Head' is supported by Arts Council England, Hall for Cornwall where she is an Associate Artist and Falmouth University. It will be touring in 2020/21.

More information: emilyalden.com/inmyhead

Choreographed by Emily Alden with the dancers
Performed by Year 2 Dance & Choreography students

Shifter / Visions of the Future | Performance | 12 December | 16:00

Thursday, 12 December, 2019 - 16:00

Shifter / Visions of the Future
Tickets: Free, but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Shifter Visions of the Future Shifter propels its audience into the future, you become part of an environmental movement traveling at a staggering rate of sixty minutes an hour. 2nd year students from AMATA’s Theatre & Performance & Technical Theatre Arts courses, directed by Klaus Kruse, have created an unusual theatrical journey which trundles the audience through an assemblage of immersive and interactive experiences, sketching out, at times, a Dystopian and, at times, a Utopian vision of the future.

Important Disclaimer:

  • This performance has a 16+ age restriction and not suitable for those that suffer from a severe fear of the dark or claustrophobia.
  • The performance includes smoke effects and strobe lighting.

Presented at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Studio A. Seating is extremely limited and seats must be pre-booked.

Shifter / Visions of the Future | Performance | 12 December | 13:30

Thursday, 12 December, 2019 - 13:30

Shifter / Visions of the Future
Tickets: Free, but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Shifter Visions of the Future Shifter propels its audience into the future, you become part of an environmental movement traveling at a staggering rate of sixty minutes an hour. 2nd year students from AMATA’s Theatre & Performance & Technical Theatre Arts courses, directed by Klaus Kruse, have created an unusual theatrical journey which trundles the audience through an assemblage of immersive and interactive experiences, sketching out, at times, a Dystopian and, at times, a Utopian vision of the future.

Important Disclaimer:

  • This performance has a 16+ age restriction and not suitable for those that suffer from a severe fear of the dark or claustrophobia.
  • The performance includes smoke effects and strobe lighting.

Presented at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Studio A. Seating is extremely limited and seats must be pre-booked.

Shifter / Visions of the Future | Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, 12 December, 2019 - 11:30

Shifter / Visions of the Future | Dress Rehearsal
Tickets: Free, but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Shifter Visions of the Future Shifter propels its audience into the future, you become part of an environmental movement traveling at a staggering rate of sixty minutes an hour. 2nd year students from AMATA’s Theatre & Performance & Technical Theatre Arts courses, directed by Klaus Kruse, have created an unusual theatrical journey which trundles the audience through an assemblage of immersive and interactive experiences, sketching out, at times, a Dystopian and, at times, a Utopian vision of the future.

Important Disclaimer:

  • This performance has a 16+ age restriction and not suitable for those that suffer from a severe fear of the dark or claustrophobia.
  • The performance includes smoke effects and strobe lighting.

Presented at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Studio A. Seating is extremely limited and seats must be pre-booked.

Shifter / Visions of the Future | Open Tech

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019 - 19:00

Shifter / Visions of the Future | Open Tech
Tickets: Free, but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Shifter Visions of the Future Shifter propels its audience into the future, you become part of an environmental movement traveling at a staggering rate of sixty minutes an hour. 2nd year students from AMATA’s Theatre & Performance & Technical Theatre Arts courses, directed by Klaus Kruse, have created an unusual theatrical journey which trundles the audience through an assemblage of immersive and interactive experiences, sketching out, at times, a Dystopian and, at times, a Utopian vision of the future.

Important Disclaimer:

  • This performance has a 16+ age restriction and not suitable for those that suffer from a severe fear of the dark or claustrophobia.
  • The performance includes smoke effects and strobe lighting.

Presented at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Studio A. Seating is extremely limited and seats must be pre-booked.

The Bowie Lounge: Idiot Love

Saturday, 7 December, 2019 - 19:30

The Bowie Lounge: Idiot Love
Tickets: £15/£10 concessions
THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST.

MUSIC * DANCE * ART * POETRY * ROCK & ROLL * BOWIE

The Bowie Lounge is an eclectic, mixed-discipline response to the music of David Bowie.

Performed by a cast of outstanding musicians, actors, dancers and artists, it combines music, spoken word, dance and live art in an enthralling and mesmerising display of creativity, inspired by the songs of the greatest rock star the world has ever seen.

Now in its sixth year, and always growing and evolving, The Bowie Lounge returns to AMATA after their sell-out show in 2018.

A strange and wonderful experience... I absolutely love this show! Mark Kermode (Film critic)

Clever, surprising, dramatic – and, just as importantly, huge fun! Nicholas Pegg (The Complete David Bowie)

Relentlessly brilliant... Annamaria Murphy (Kneehigh Theatre, Radio 4)

Visually and sonically overpowering and completely unique... Mark Jenkin (Bait, Bronco’s House)

Alternating moments of devastating melancholy and joyous celebration. Cornwall Today

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Comedy Club: Joey Page, Tom Parry and Tom Glover

Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Joey Page, Tom Parry and Tom Glover
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
Click Here to book online.

JOEY PAGE has spent the last few years bouncing around the comedy circuit, supporting the likes of Josie Long, Noel Fielding, John Richardson and Simon Munnery. His extraordinary brand of ‘indie comedy,’ teamed with his flamboyant rock star dress sense and excitable yet likeable personality, has led to him being described as ‘one of the most unique and memorable acts in the business’. Joey has recently appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2) and Edinburgh Comedy Festival Live (BBC3).

A stylish comedian with a sonic imagination Noel Fielding

This innately likeable young man has an instinct for funny Chortle

Joey Page is brilliantly inventive and imaginative and very funny Josie Long

Brilliant – controlled chaos at its best Harry Hill

TOM PARRY Best Newcomer nominee at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2015 and one third of the amazing sketch group Pappy’s, Tom Parry’s energetic fringe debut ‘Yellow T-shirt’ was a favourite for most fringe goers. Parry’s brand of anarchic fun is brilliantly balanced by his ability to structure and pace material. Pappy’s who made the BBC Three series Badults, have received several awards from Chortle and Best Show nomination by the Edinburgh comedy awards in 2007 and 2012.

****Exuberant comedy… soul-nourishing quality of silliness The Guardian

****Guaranteed to make you feel good Chortle

****A puerile yet profound celebration of being alive Evening Standard

Featuring resident MC, Tom Glover – a highly sought after act who is capable of bringing laughter to any room.

Age guidance: 18+

The Velvet Hands plus Support

Saturday, 30 November, 2019 - 20:00

The Velvet Hands plus Support
Tickets: £8/£5 concessions
Click Here to book online.

With various comparisons to ‘early Rolling Stones’, new Cornwall/London rockers, The Velvet Hands (Toby Mitchell, Dan Able, Sam Hilder and Louis Mitchell) are described as ‘a wonderful mess, a soundtrack for demolition’. (Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music) with ‘snarling vocals and intense riffs’ (GigSlutz) that is ‘full of bolshy spirit’. (NME). They encompass elements of The Strokes, The Stones and the Clash in their garage rock ‘n’ roll story telling.

The band has recently supported Paul Weller at Wyldes in Cornwall and Liam Gallagher and Fontaines DC at The Eden Project, with headline slots for This Feeling on their stages at The Isle of Wight Festival.

The Velvet Hands released their new single, ‘Don’t Be Nice To Me’ in June 2019, the first single from their highly anticipated second album and first release since the band’s debut album Party’s Over’ last year which was named Huw Stephens BBCR1 Album of The Week. The band have also received radio support from BBC6 Music, Radio 1, Radio X, Amazing Radio and more.

thevelvethands.co.uk

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Rachel Mars: Your Sexts Are Shit - Older Better Letters

Friday, 29 November, 2019 - 20:00

Rachel Mars: Your Sexts Are Shit - Older Better Letters
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
Click Here to book online.

A new filthy, funny and intimate solo show, triangulating the sex and love letters of long dead artists, contemporary sexts and a meditation on the construction of the queer female body. How do we write ourselves and for whom?

The show features letters from Joyce, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Mozart, Charles Bukowski, Radclyffe Hall, Eleanor Roosevelt and others. It also includes sexts sent to Rachel by anonymous donation.

Rachel Mars is a multi award-winning theatre maker. Her show OUR CARNAL HEARTS won a Total Theatre Award for Innovation in 2017, and the company she co-runs, Mars.tarrab were the 2017 Oxford Samuel Beckett Trust Award winners for ROLLER at the Barbican. She is a regular on BBC Radio2, and a fellow of the Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre.

The show although simple in concept, packs a punch emotively and politically... Rachel’s ability to hold the space allowed the audience to move past being audibly shocked, embarrassed and amused, to an empathetic and engaged connection to the material. Christie Hill, BAC.

*****Both hilarious, moving and a history lesson LGBTQ ARTS

rachelmars.org

Age guidance: 16+

Followed by a post-show Q&A.

AKA Trio: Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita and Adrano Adewale

Friday, 29 November, 2019 - 19:30

AKA Trio: Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita and Adrano Adewale
Tickets: £18
Click Here to book online.

A THEATR MWLDAN PRODUCTION

The AKA TRIO is an international musical summit meeting of three world-renowned virtuosos: Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita and Adriano Adewale.

Coming from three different continents - Europe, Africa and South America - Antonio, Seckou and Adriano grew up in three different landscapes, speaking three different languages, and were formed by three different cultures and musical traditions. All these differences have converged in AKA Trio, and the product is ‘Joy’, a new album which was released in May 2019.

Italian guitarist-composer Antonio Forcione has been travelling the world for over two decades, releasing twenty albums and collaborating with many major artists along the way, including such names as Charlie Haden, Trilok Gurtu, Angelique Kidjo and the Bulgarian Voices, amongst many others. Seckou Keita from Senegal is one of the world’s foremost kora players, involved in many international projects including his ground-breaking duo with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and his Transparent Water project with Cuban pianist Omar Sosa. Brazilian percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Joanna McGregor and Benjamin Taubkin and has composed music for orchestras and dance theatre.

Together they create a joyful, uplifting and life-affirming musical collaboration.

*****Prepare to be astonished. Michal Boncza, Morning Star

A palpable sense of rapport and delight in their music-making... leaving the audience clearly exhilarated The Scotsman

aka-trio.com

Brand New Day: A Musical Theatre Showcase

Wednesday, 27 November, 2019 - 19:00

Brand New Day: A Musical Theatre Showcase
Tickets: £10/£6 concessions
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A brand new day and a brand new year means a brand new Tremough Follies showcase! Come along to our gala-style performance of hit new theatre songs, dances, and scenes from musicals like DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HAMILTON, RENT, and MEAN GIRLS. With a range of talent and an incredible cast, this show is sure to leave you in awe. Ticket prices help fund-raise for our spring musical production, Jekyll and Hyde, and a tbd charity. See you there!

Chhaya Collective: Khaos

Saturday, 23 November, 2019 - 19:30

Chhaya Collective: Khaos and Hymnos
Tickets: £13/£10 concessions
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Not neat, nor calm, nor perfect, but vibrant, chaotic and powerful – we are wild 21st century women.

We are not to be gazed upon but met head on.

KHAOS celebrates what it is to be woman, drawing on ancient stories and oppressive archetypes to bring audiences of all ages a highly energetic, stirring and visceral dance performance that rejects order in favour of complexity and chaos. Live musicians join six contemporary dance artists to revel in the joy, tenderness and the power of wild women. Expect evocative choreography that seems to compel audiences to dance in the aisles and out into the streets.

Dedicated to women who have fought for their rights throughout history and continue to do so today.

Chhaya Collective is a contemporary dance collective working to establish sustainable creative relationships between artists in UK and globally, through cross-cultural exchange and interdisciplinary collaborative practice.

Artistic Director & Choreographer: Kay Crook
Musical Director: Cameron Crook
Musicians: Cameron Crook, Fiona Barrow, Osian Lewis
Dancers: Rose Sall Sao, Verena Schneider, Jordan Harapiak, Beth Leyland, Gintare Geltyte, Kay Crook
Lighting Design: Dominic Jeffery

*****It was a joy and privilege to see and hear astonishingly creative people from different disciplines combine in a work of such transcendent wonder... Avril Silk Remote Goat

Cross-arts at its best! Wonderful. Beautiful. Powerful. Graceful. Moving. Uplifting. Made me want to dance under the stars. Thank you! Audience Member (On Antara)

James Wilton Dance: The Storm | Saturday 16 November

Saturday, 16 November, 2019 - 19:30

James Wilton Dance: The Storm
Tickets: £13/£10 concessions
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James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most in demand dance companies, present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning fast, athleticism, where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and contact work fuse to form dance that will blow audiences away.

Seven dancers, a soundtrack of thundering electro-rock specially composed by Amarok and thousands of pieces of paper combine to create a work that will astound you with its athleticism and touch you emotionally in a way that words simply can’t.

In this storm can you find peace? Can you find the calm eye of the storm? Will it all blow over?

The athletic style of James Wilton’s choreography is absolutely stunning and mesmerises the audience. Victoria Chen, The Outlier, Scotland

Full of thrilling precision and athletic finesse. Mary Brennan, The Herald

Dance that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Athletic bodies taking fearless risks with limitless adventurous choreography, defying gravity and any other restrictive theory. Jo Turbitt, Across The Arts

Extraordinary. The Stage

Handsomely crafted, ambitious and exciting. The Times

jameswiltondance.org.uk

Age guidance: 12+

James Wilton Dance: The Storm | Friday 15 November

Friday, 15 November, 2019 - 19:30

James Wilton Dance: The Storm
Tickets: £13/£10 concessions
Click Here to book online.

James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most in demand dance companies, present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning fast, athleticism, where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and contact work fuse to form dance that will blow audiences away.

Seven dancers, a soundtrack of thundering electro-rock specially composed by Amarok and thousands of pieces of paper combine to create a work that will astound you with its athleticism and touch you emotionally in a way that words simply can’t.

In this storm can you find peace? Can you find the calm eye of the storm? Will it all blow over?

The athletic style of James Wilton’s choreography is absolutely stunning and mesmerises the audience. Victoria Chen, The Outlier, Scotland

Full of thrilling precision and athletic finesse. Mary Brennan, The Herald

Dance that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Athletic bodies taking fearless risks with limitless adventurous choreography, defying gravity and any other restrictive theory. Jo Turbitt, Across The Arts

Extraordinary. The Stage

Handsomely crafted, ambitious and exciting. The Times

jameswiltondance.org.uk

Age guidance: 12+

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas: One

Saturday, 9 November, 2019 - 19:30

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas: One
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
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ONE is the third and final part of a trilogy of work exploring power dynamics and political themes on a micro, human level.

Following Eurohouse and the Total Theatre Award-winning Palmyra, Bert and Nasi return to AMATA with ONE. It’s about polarisation, it’s about the left and the right. It’s also about two people who need to fix an awful, toxic relationship.

ONE is a painful conversation, either late at night or the early morning, in which neither side can bring themselves to just leave the room.

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas’s work is stripped back to say the least: the shows shouldn’t be interesting, but the way they play with humour, brutality, and their ability to turn the mood of a room on a sixpence has resonated with audiences across the world.

They are, to my mind, one of the most exciting prospects in British theatre. Matt Trueman, Whatsonstage

****This wonderfully playful, intimate and ultimately moving show… Constantly pits idealism against self-interest and pragmatism. Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

****startlingly effective: jagged, knockabout fun with a decidedly sharp edge. The Times (on PALMYRA)

bertandnasi.com

Age guidance: 16+

Followed by a post-show Q&A.

Comedy Club: Michael Legge, Dan Antopolski and Tom Glover

Wednesday, 6 November, 2019 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Michael Legge, Dan Antopolski and Tom Glover
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
Click Here to book online.

MICHAEL LEGGE is a unique comic talent and master of improvisation. Having recently hosted the backroom chat for MTV’s European Music Award to 53 million viewers worldwide, he is fast becoming one of the most sought-after acts and hosts on the comedy circuit. As a performer he is sharp and cutting-edge whilst being cheeky, lively and charming. Michael had a sell-out run in Edinburgh in 2017 with his musical entertainment Jerk, followed by a run at the Soho Theatre. His writing for MTV’s website, The Osbournes won him a BIMA award and BAFTA nomination.

Top material, excellent delivery What’s On
Often copied, never matched Time Out

DAN ANTOPOLSKI is a BBC New Comedy Award winner and triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. His numerous acting and TV credits include a role in feature films Paddington 2 and Da Vinci Code, The Stand-up Show (BBC1), The World Comedy Tour (Comedy Central), a regular role, ‘Jeffers’, in Hyperdrive (BBC2) and the title character in The Dare Devil (CBBC).

Dan’s 2017 Edinburgh show received fantastic four-star reviews from The Sunday Times and The List, and a spot in The Guardian’s ‘Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe’.

*****His roguish brand of excellent silliness is absolutely spot-on… You have to see this. The List
****An absolute delight. It's quite right and fitting that he is partial to donning a cape; he is after all, a bit of a hero. National Student

Featuring resident MC, Tom Glover – a highly sought after act who is capable of bringing laughter to any room.

Age guidance: 18+

Beyond Face: 2,000 Stories

Wednesday, 30 October, 2019 - 19:30

Beyond Face: 2,000 Stories
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
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Directed by Alix Harris

Now I Can Speak.

‘I’m bringing everything I ever knew – everything good, strong, kind and powerful. I bring it all with me into every situation. […] So I will take the Scandinavian story of the Little Princess, I will take the story of Heidi in the Alpine Mountains, I will take the story of O-Lan in Pearl S. Buck’s book The Good Earth, I will take them all. I take them, and I know them, and I am them. So when I walk into a room, people know that somebody has come in – they just don’t know it’s 2,000 people!’
Maya Angelou during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, December 2000.

This is a show about stories; the ones that have stayed with us, the ones we have forgotten and the ones we may have been forced to hear. Who decides on the selection of stories we are told and are we really listening anyway?
Following the sold-out success of Mixed Grill, Beyond Face make their AMATA performance debut.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Mayflower 400 Cultural Fund.

beyondface.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Lavrak: Reach

Saturday, 26 October, 2019 - 15:00

Lavrak: Reach
Tickets: £6
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An interactive story for young adventure-seekers and cookie lovers, told through circus, dance and music.

We need your help! Two bouncy besties seek top-notch cookie hunters. Quick thinking, team playing adventurers needed to help us on our quest to the highest shelf. Enjoy a jumping, climbing and swinging exploration of the upmost importance. We will climb the highest of heights, jump the biggest of jumps and maybe even fly.

A simple and (literally) uplifting tale of friendship with lovely choreography. Can’t Sit Still Theatre

There was a palpable buzz at the end of the show as the kids could no longer contain themselves in their seats. Theatre Bristol

Age guidance: 4+

RVR Presents: The Yearbook

Friday, 18 October, 2019 - 19:30

RVR Presents: The Yearbook
Tickets: £5
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Ronnie Cook and Friends are Blues/Soul/RnB/Funk inspired artists, with influences from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and BB King. Since his debut album, ‘Good Grief’, Ronnie Cook and Friends has gone on to develop his sound into a real modern classic.

Plum Jr. draws influence from shoe-gaze, punk, and indie music. Plum Jr.’s honest lyrics about young love and mental illness really hit home, and are brought to life by the band with exciting fills and riffs throughout.

Idle Eyes & the Restless Nights are a four piece blending blues, rock, indie and soul. With jaw dropping hooks and funky beats, their well-received debut EP, ‘Not the Same’, has been seamlessly translated into their live shows.

Charlotte Lloyd-Butler is an indie songstress drawing inspiration from favourites such as Lucy Rose and Bon Iver. Charlotte combines sensitive yet powerful vocals with intricate guitar lines.

J. Scarle’s music is unreservedly powerful. Using transcendent harmonies and melancholic lyrics, he paints a musical story. Developing from ‘A Musical Diary,’ J. Scarle hones delicate ambience that will stay in your memory long after you hear him.

Under 16s must be accompanies by an adult.

Temper Theatre Company: Nightshifter

Saturday, 12 October, 2019 - 19:30

Temper Theatre Company: Nightshifter
Tickets: £13/£10 concessions
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Flo and Kai are family, siblings raised together who find themselves living in very different worlds…

Inspired by conversations with junior nurses and paramedics, Nightshifter reflects on our epic capacity to care. Combining Temper Theatre’s signature fluid muscular movement, fragmented imagery and soul-shaking soundscapes, Nightshifter explores love, loneliness and responsibility. A physical explosion of interconnected images inspired by our endless juggle of priorities. Do we have time to care? And if so, should we start with ourselves or others?

Meanwhile outside our echo chamber, a global crisis rages. How far can your compassion reach?

*****A fresh-faced frantic assembly, Temper Theatre’s concise, emotive brilliance is a masterpiece of physical theatre. Primal in its honesty and hugely topical in its subject matter. The Upcoming

****Temper Theatre, directed by Finn Morrell, really come into their own... This vehement, but cogently delivered production doesn’t back down. The Herald

Age guidance: 12+

Followed by a post-show Q&A.

Comedy Club: Jayde Adams, Rich Wilson and Tom Glover

Wednesday, 2 October, 2019 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Eleanor Tiernan, Rich Wilson and Tom Glover
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
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Eleanor Tiernan

Eleanor Tiernan is a stand up comedian, writer and actress known for her uniquely oblique world view. She was recently a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and Where’s the F In News? as well as BBC NI on The Blame Game. Her stand up has featured on Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience and led her to be chosen as support act for top stand up comics including Stewart Lee, Tig Notaro, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jason Manford, Jason Byrne and Reg D Hunter among others.

Rich Wilson

Rich Wilson is one of the country’s finest comedians and has been “winning over audiences in seconds” at all the major UK comedy clubs (Jongleurs, The Comedy Store, The Comedy Cafe, Big Night Out) with his stylish delivery, commanding presence and impeccable timing. He has performed sell out shows at major international comedy festivals including Perth Fringe, Melbourne International, Edinburgh Fringe and New Zealand Comedy Festival and is regarded as one of the UK’s best MC’s by comedians such as Sarah Millican and Frank Skinner.

He’s a very, very funny man Frank Skinner
Highly entertaining Time Out
Tour-de-force. Leicester Mercury

Featuring resident MC, Tom Glover – a highly sought after act who is capable of bringing laughter to any room.

Age guidance: 18+

Body of Memory | Thursday 19 September 2019

Thursday, 19 September, 2019 - 19:30

Body of Memory
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Body of Memory is an improvised dance performance which unfolds in dialogue with the live decision-making of Tools that Propel, an interactive video installation and choreographic development system co-developed by Sarah Levinsky and Adam Russell.

Body of Memory is a moment in time in a research project: an invite to look at and through our looking glass. It is also a folding of past and present and a curious, playful exploration of memory: in our bodies, in our extended (human-computational) bodies, and in the (re)performance of dance. Body of Memory is built from a series of questions. Some of them might be: what is memory, whose memory, our memory, its memory, the memory of and in this architectural, technological, computational, fleshy, moving, material, immaterial, choreographic meeting?

This piece has been created as part of Sarah Levinsky’s PhD practice-based research in collaboration with Tools that Propel, dancers Yi Xuan Kwek, Maria Evans, Zach McCullough and Euan Hastings, lighting improviser Jess Smith, and composer/sound designer Matthew Collington. We'd love you to come and experience it. (Please note there is no seating and it lasts approximately 45 minutes.)

FannyPack: Like, us?

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 - 17:00

FannyPack: Like, us?
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Home alone at night, Ellie unravels the limitations and frustrations of being a woman. Allowing her imagination to run wild, she explores the possibilities of who she could be alongside the women of her dreams.

FannyPack explores the unfiltered female voice, giving seven female performers the opportunity to take up space. Passionate about wanting to be seen, FannyPack emboldens the messy, caring, aggressive, powerful, unapologetic woman.

Dancers: Laura Malam, Isobel Bridge, Tia Hurman, Georgia Aiken, Robyn Alvarez, Charlotte Brown, Afroditi Epifaniou
Musician: Ellie Bramhall

Body of Memory | Wednesday 18 September 2019

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 - 16:00

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

Body of Memory is an improvised dance performance which unfolds in dialogue with the live decision-making of Tools that Propel, an interactive video installation and choreographic development system co-developed by Sarah Levinsky and Adam Russell.

Body of Memory is a moment in time in a research project: an invite to look at and through our looking glass. It is also a folding of past and present and a curious, playful exploration of memory: in our bodies, in our extended (human-computational) bodies, and in the (re)performance of dance. Body of Memory is built from a series of questions. Some of them might be: what is memory, whose memory, our memory, its memory, the memory of and in this architectural, technological, computational, fleshy, moving, material, immaterial, choreographic meeting?

This piece has been created as part of Sarah Levinsky’s PhD practice-based research in collaboration with Tools that Propel, dancers Yi Xuan Kwek, Maria Evans, Zach McCullough and Euan Hastings, lighting improviser Jess Smith, and composer/sound designer Matthew Collington. We'd love you to come and experience it. (Please note there is no seating and it lasts approximately 45 minutes.)

Hall for Cornwall Musical Theatre Summer School 2019 | Juniors 2

Saturday, 3 August, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, 4 August, 2019 - 16:00

HFC Youth Musical Theatre Summer School | Juniors
Price: £40
Click Here to book online.

Learn songs, scenes & routines from musicals on our new Musical Theatre Summer School in partnership with Hall for Cornwall.

Juniors - Age 7-12

2 day workshop leading to sharing performance.

Please email artsdevelopment@hallforcornwall.org.uk for more information.

hallforcornwall.co.uk

Cscape's Imaginarium presents: TREE

Thursday, 1 August, 2019 - 13:30

Cscape's Imaginarium presents: TREE
Tickets: Free, but booking required
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TREE is a magical, nurturing soul, the tallest and oldest in her forest. Her roots are a playground for all the woodland animals, her branches for the bees and birds to dance, weave and fly through. The seasons change, bringing rain or shine, warmth or cold, yet through it all, TREE stays, standing tall and still, providing a haven of safety for the creatures in the wood. Cscape's Imaginarium presents TREE, a dance theatre adventure for little ones to enjoy, together with their grown-ups. Based on the popular children's book by Britta Teckentrup. TREE combines dance performance, design, music and interactive activities into a multi- sensory, live theatre experience for babies to 5-yr-olds. Seasons come, seasons go, come along and see our show. Please note: Older siblings may join in, though this show is tailored to early years audiences. All adults attending must be accompanied by at least one child from the described early years age range.

Approx 14 children and 14 adults. Solo adults will not be permitted entry without a child. The show is recommended for children 5 and under, however older siblings are welcome to attend. Babies under 6 months do not need a ticket, all other children and adults do need a ticket, which will be counted as part of the performance capacity.

Hall for Cornwall Musical Theatre Summer School 2019 | Seniors

Wednesday, 31 July, 2019 - 10:00 to Friday, 2 August, 2019 - 16:00

HFC Youth Musical Theatre Summer School | Seniors
Price: £60
Click Here to book online.

Learn songs, scenes & routines from musicals on our new Musical Theatre Summer School in partnership with Hall for Cornwall.

Seniors - Age 13+

3 day intensive leading to sharing show.

Please email artsdevelopment@hallforcornwall.org.uk for more information.

hallforcornwall.co.uk

Summer Dance Intensives with Grace Murdoch | 26 & 27 July 2019

Friday, 26 July, 2019 - 10:00 to Saturday, 27 July, 2019 - 16:00

Summer Dance Intensives with Grace Murdoch (Cheap Date Dance Company)
Cost: £30 per person
Click Here to book online.

Spend two days with Grace creating an original piece of work, starting each day with a technique class and then exploring creative tasks and set material. Over two days the dancers will collaborate, ending in an informal sharing at the end of the second day. This unique opportunity is a great chance to start off the summer well, developing technical skill, collaborative skills in the wonderful AMATA studios at Falmouth University’s Penryn Campus.

As a professional choreographer and dancer Grace’s previous work includes working with sites such as Eden Project, Gardens of Natural Beauty, theatres and docklands to name a few. Collaborating with organisations such as Rambert, Falmouth University, Dance Republic 2, Cornwall and Warwickshire Sports Partnerships and The Fresh Air Fund, NY amongst others.

24 & 25 July - 10am-4pm: Age 14-18
26 & 27 July - 10am-4pm: Age 7-13

Summer Dance Intensives with Grace Murdoch | 24 & 25 July 2019

Wednesday, 24 July, 2019 - 10:00 to Thursday, 25 July, 2019 - 16:00

Summer Dance Intensives with Grace Murdoch (Cheap Date Dance Company)
Cost: £30 per person
Click Here to book online.

Spend two days with Grace creating an original piece of work, starting each day with a technique class and then exploring creative tasks and set material. Over two days the dancers will collaborate, ending in an informal sharing at the end of the second day. This unique opportunity is a great chance to start off the summer well, developing technical skill, collaborative skills in the wonderful AMATA studios at Falmouth University’s Penryn Campus.

As a professional choreographer and dancer Grace’s previous work includes working with sites such as Eden Project, Gardens of Natural Beauty, theatres and docklands to name a few. Collaborating with organisations such as Rambert, Falmouth University, Dance Republic 2, Cornwall and Warwickshire Sports Partnerships and The Fresh Air Fund, NY amongst others.

24 & 25 July - 10am-4pm: Age 14-18
26 & 27 July - 10am-4pm: Age 7-13

Penryn Primary Academy: Mary Poppins | 18 July Evening

Thursday, 18 July, 2019 - 18:00

Penryn Primary Academy: Mary Poppins
Tickets: £2 plus booking fee
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Children in Penryn Primary Academy’s drama club proudly present the production of Mary Poppins. We’ll take you back to Cherry Tree Lane where it all began and retell the story like you’ve never seen.

There are a range of songs throughout the musical. There are the Mary Poppins classics that you know and love as well as additional others that you will have have never heard before. But, they are guaranteed to make you want to sing along, or even bring a tear to your eye.

This production is very similar to that of the classic Mary Poppins movie, however with a slight twist that you will love!

penrynprimary.org

Penryn Primary Academy: Mary Poppins | 18 July Matinee

Thursday, 18 July, 2019 - 13:30

Penryn Primary Academy: Mary Poppins
Tickets: £2 plus booking fee
Click Here to book online.

Children in Penryn Primary Academy’s drama club proudly present the production of Mary Poppins. We’ll take you back to Cherry Tree Lane where it all began and retell the story like you’ve never seen.

There are a range of songs throughout the musical. There are the Mary Poppins classics that you know and love as well as additional others that you will have have never heard before. But, they are guaranteed to make you want to sing along, or even bring a tear to your eye.

This production is very similar to that of the classic Mary Poppins movie, however with a slight twist that you will love!

penrynprimary.org

Penryn Primary Academy: Mary Poppins | 17 July Evening

Wednesday, 17 July, 2019 - 18:00

Penryn Primary Academy: Mary Poppins
Tickets: £2 plus booking fee
Click Here to book online.

Children in Penryn Primary Academy’s drama club proudly present the production of Mary Poppins. We’ll take you back to Cherry Tree Lane where it all began and retell the story like you’ve never seen.

There are a range of songs throughout the musical. There are the Mary Poppins classics that you know and love as well as additional others that you will have have never heard before. But, they are guaranteed to make you want to sing along, or even bring a tear to your eye.

This production is very similar to that of the classic Mary Poppins movie, however with a slight twist that you will love!

penrynprimary.org

Penryn Primary Academy: Mary Poppins | 17 July Matinee

Wednesday, 17 July, 2019 - 13:30

Penryn Primary Academy: Mary Poppins
Tickets: £2 plus booking fee
Click Here to book online.

Children in Penryn Primary Academy’s drama club proudly present the production of Mary Poppins. We’ll take you back to Cherry Tree Lane where it all began and retell the story like you’ve never seen.

There are a range of songs throughout the musical. There are the Mary Poppins classics that you know and love as well as additional others that you will have have never heard before. But, they are guaranteed to make you want to sing along, or even bring a tear to your eye.

This production is very similar to that of the classic Mary Poppins movie, however with a slight twist that you will love!

penrynprimary.org

AMATA Creative Dance Classes Performance 2019

Saturday, 13 July, 2019 - 18:00

AMATA Creative Dance Classes Performance
SOLD OUT
Click Here to join the waiting list.

This year our summer showcase features both of our wonderful AMATA Improvisation groups and all three KR Dance Contemporary Technique groups.  With all five groups performing an individual piece as well as all coming together to perform an original work combining all the groups as one company. Propeller South will also be performing. It has been a phenomenal year for all the classes and we hope you can join us to celebrate their hard work in this end of year performance.

Campus Sing-Up | 4 July 2019

Thursday, 4 July, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
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The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Campus Sing-Up | 27 June 2019

Thursday, 27 June, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Campus Sing-Up | 20 June 2019

Thursday, 20 June, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Campus Sing-Up | 13 June 2019

Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

RSC Associate Schools Showcase 2019

Wednesday, 12 June, 2019 - 19:00

RSC Associate Schools Showcase
Tickets £4 and available from Hall for Cornwall Box Office
Click Here to book online.

Taking inspiration from the vast array of Heroes and Villains featured in Shakespeare’s plays, each school has chosen extracts to be performed, there will be love, death, romance and a dagger (there’s always a dagger!)

Come and support the next generation of acting talents.

hallforcornwall.co.uk

Jim Carey and The Saboteurs presents: Riots and Lobsters: Gala Performance with Special Guests

Monday, 10 June, 2019 - 19:30

Jim Carey and The Saboteurs presents: Riots and Lobsters: Gala Performance with Special Guests
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions
SOLD OUT. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST.

Audiences will be enthralled by a unique evening of music first created for plays including Ting Tang Mine, The Bogus, The King of Prussia, and The Riot, toured nationally by Kneehigh in the 1990s. All the music has been re-imagined and arranged by the original composer Jim Carey, and played by his 8-piece multi-instrumentalist band, The Saboteurs. This special Gala
Performance also features the St Kerverne Band and a Community Choir. 

We’ll travel on a musically diverse, story rich journey from America to Cornwall, telling tales of riots and lobsters, fishermen and miners, corrupt officials and power-driven politicians, pioneers, saboteurs, love and redemption, of course not forgetting the classic yarn about the stomach of a horse that lands on someone’s head!

These diverse and poignant songs easily cross stylistic boundaries, sometimes folk songs, sometimes ska or swing. Over the course of one fantastic evening lyrical laments, ballads and brass will all tell the stories and bring to life the worlds created by Darke & Carey.

Image: © Steve Tanner

Campus Sing-Up | 06 June 2019

Thursday, 6 June, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Cheap Date Dance Company: Stairs

Saturday, 25 May, 2019 - 14:00

Cheap Date Dance Company: Stairs
Tickets: £10/£8 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Our living, breathing staircase. The stories trodden into our stairs tell tales of mischief, uncertainty and adventure. Inspired by original and iconic literature on the theme of stairs, featuring writing and music from award winning poets such as Luke Wright and sound designers including Hannah Mcneill. A call out for two Cornish writers is currently in process through KEAP and Story Republic. Iconic literature such as A.A.Milne’s ‘Halfway Down’ will also be used to inspire the work. The show is pitched at a family friendly audience. A full-length work made up of a section of short stories/poems each 10 -15 minutes long. The unique structure of the show allows a programmer to pick the stories they feel will most appeal to their audience.

"Another life affirming performance - amazing. Blown away again by the talent of Cheap Date Dance…. effortlessly brilliant!" - Audience Member (Little Women Big Balls)

“Captures something essential and honest” Roy Campbell-Moore, National Dance Company Wales (How We lost It)

cheapdatedance.co.uk

Fledge Fest 2019 | Theatre

Friday, 24 May, 2019 - 15:00

Fledge Fest 2019
AMATA STUDENTS TAKE FLIGHT...

Will Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (as you’ve never seen it before!)

Tickets: Free

Fledge Fest 2019 | Dance

Thursday, 23 May, 2019 - 14:00

Fledge Fest 2019
AMATA STUDENTS TAKE FLIGHT...

A range of work performed by Dance & Choreography students.

Tickets: Free

Tremough Follies present: Urinetown | Saturday 18 May 2019

Saturday, 18 May, 2019 - 19:30

Tremough Follies present Urinetown
Tickets: £12/£8 concessions
Click Here to book online.

‘What kind of a musical is this?!’

Tremough Follies are proud to present Urinetown (Yoor’in toun).

Yes, that really is the name of the show. Urinetown is a three time Tony Award-winning satirical musical comedy that premiered in 2001 and has since received 5-star reviews at London’s Apollo Theatre.

If you’ve ever been caught changeless at a public loo then this show is for you.

America, the not too distant future. A 20-year drought has led to a terrible water shortage nationwide, with a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amongst the throngs, a hero plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

With music performed by a live orchestra, this is an irreverently humorous satire where no one is safe. Modern, outrageous and totally wicked – be prepared to laugh until your bladder bursts!

Book and lyrics: Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Music:Mark Hollmann.

Age guidance: 12+

Tremough Follies present: Urinetown | Saturday 18 May 2019 | Matinee

Saturday, 18 May, 2019 - 14:00

Tremough Follies present Urinetown
Tickets: £12/£8 concessions
Click Here to book online.

‘What kind of a musical is this?!’

Tremough Follies are proud to present Urinetown (Yoor’in toun).

Yes, that really is the name of the show. Urinetown is a three time Tony Award-winning satirical musical comedy that premiered in 2001 and has since received 5-star reviews at London’s Apollo Theatre.

If you’ve ever been caught changeless at a public loo then this show is for you.

America, the not too distant future. A 20-year drought has led to a terrible water shortage nationwide, with a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amongst the throngs, a hero plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

With music performed by a live orchestra, this is an irreverently humorous satire where no one is safe. Modern, outrageous and totally wicked – be prepared to laugh until your bladder bursts!

Book and lyrics: Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Music:Mark Hollmann.

Age guidance: 12+

Tremough Follies present: Urinetown | Friday 17 May 2019

Friday, 17 May, 2019 - 19:30

Tremough Follies Present: Urinetown
Tickets: £12/£8 concessions
Click Here to book online.

‘What kind of a musical is this?!’

Tremough Follies are proud to present Urinetown (Yoor’in toun).

Yes, that really is the name of the show. Urinetown is a three time Tony Award-winning satirical musical comedy that premiered in 2001 and has since received 5-star reviews at London’s Apollo Theatre.

If you’ve ever been caught changeless at a public loo then this show is for you.

America, the not too distant future. A 20-year drought has led to a terrible water shortage nationwide, with a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amongst the throngs, a hero plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

With music performed by a live orchestra, this is an irreverently humorous satire where no one is safe. Modern, outrageous and totally wicked – be prepared to laugh until your bladder bursts!

Book and lyrics: Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Music:Mark Hollmann.

Age guidance: 12+

Campus Sing-Up | 16 May 2019

Thursday, 16 May, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Club Solo 2019

Wednesday, 15 May, 2019 - 20:00

Club Solo
Tickets: £4
Click Here to book online.

Club Solo. An extraordinary evening of eight, new, short, solo performances created and presented by Falmouth University’s acting students. Experience a unique evening of original solo performances, using a variety of dynamic physical-theatre, rap, dance, spoken-word, musical-theatre, poetry and song. This eclectic night includes a vagina on the move, an Atlanta rapper chucking us sweets; questions about masculinity, gender, war, Latvian history and underpants; traumatic resurrections; and a date gone wrong. One night only. Don’t miss out.

Please note: this event takes place at The Old Bakery, Truro.

AMATA Showcase 2019 | Event Listing

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019 - 14:00 to Friday, 10 May, 2019 - 22:00

AMATA Showcase 2019
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

The AMATA Showcase is a combined platform for talent emerging from the Music, Dance, Theatre and Management courses at Falmouth University.

Acting: 30th April till 4th May
Music: 6th till 10th May
Dance: 7th till 9th May

Click Here to view the full AMATA Showcase programme.

A Talk by Jude Kelly

Friday, 12 April, 2019 - 11:30

A Talk by Jude Kelly - founder of the WOW Foundation and Women of the World festivals
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

WOW festivals began in the UK in 2010. Launched by Jude Kelly at Southbank Centre London, where she was Artistic Director, to celebrate women and girls, taking a frank look at what prevents them from achieving their potential, raising awareness globally of the issues they face and discussing solutions together.

thewowfoundation.com

Campus Sing-Up | 04 April 2019

Thursday, 4 April, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Comedy Club: Brett Goldstein

Wednesday, 3 April, 2019 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Brett Goldstein
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Brett Goldstein is an award-winning British actor/comedian who is in his twelfth year of stand up and has done four Edinburgh shows. With an ever increasing body of TV and film work, Brett has co-starred as ‘Scott’ in Drifters (E4),‘Tom’ in Derek (C4/Netflix), had regular roles in forthcoming comedy series Hoff The Record (Dave) and starred in the lead role of ‘Bob’ in the award-winning feature film, Superbob (which he also co-wrote). He had a lead role in the feature Adult Life Skills (with Jodie Whittaker) and co-wrote the Catherine Tate Nan specials (BBC1).

A masterclass of content and timing. **** The Sunday Herald

…an expert blend of performance, emotion and gags. ****Sunday Times

Sharply written, impeccably delivered, always charming… ****Daily Telegraph

Tonight’s opening act is Stuart Laws, a chronically funny stand up’. TimeOut

EDGE Dance Company: Triple Bill

Saturday, 30 March, 2019 - 19:30

EDGE Dance Company: Triple Bill
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
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EDGE Dance Company is proud to present a triple bill of new works for their 2019 tour commencing in March, featuring work from award-winning choreographers Hagit Yakira, Fabio Liberti and Jorge Crecis. The company is made up of an ensemble of dancers spanning across the globe including, Canada, Spain, France, USA and the UK. Join the 13 powerful company dancers as they embark on a deeply personal and collaborative journey in celebration of life, death and the challenges in between. The young movers, on the cusp of their professional careers, bring humour, enjoyment and warmth to the stage as they perform these three vastly diverse pieces. Immerse yourself in the breath-taking world of EDGE Dance Company.

EDGE is the postgraduate company of London Contemporary Dance School, under the artistic direction of Jeanne Yasko.

lcds.ac.uk/edgestudy

The Void Theatre Company: Old Clown Wanted | Saturday 30 March

Saturday, 30 March, 2019 - 19:00

The Void Theatre Company: Old Clown Wanted
Tickets: £7/£5 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Three elderly men arriving with suitcases in a windowless room, answering an advertisement for a ‘Small Part for an Old Clown’. Three out-of-fashion clowns who bump into one another at the audition, hoping they will be chosen as it is clearly their last chance. When no one arrives to interview them, they start performing their old routines. The Void Theatre Company presents an adaptation of this script, mixing elements of theatre, dance, physical theatre and circus and guiding the audience through comedy, mystery, tension, power, playfulness and rituals that open up surprises at each stage.

The Void Theatre Company: Old Clown Wanted | Friday 29 March

Friday, 29 March, 2019 - 19:00

The Void Theatre Company: Old Clown Wanted
Tickets: £7/£5 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Three elderly men arriving with suitcases in a windowless room, answering an advertisement for a ‘Small Part for an Old Clown’. Three out-of-fashion clowns who bump into one another at the audition, hoping they will be chosen as it is clearly their last chance. When no one arrives to interview them, they start performing their old routines. The Void Theatre Company presents an adaptation of this script, mixing elements of theatre, dance, physical theatre and circus and guiding the audience through comedy, mystery, tension, power, playfulness and rituals that open up surprises at each stage.

Campus Sing-Up | 28 March 2019

Thursday, 28 March, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

TINNEDFRUIT plus SKiNNY MiLK

Friday, 22 March, 2019 - 20:30

TINNEDFRUIT plus SKiNNY MiLK
Tickets: £5
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Three-piece alternative garage rockpunk outfit Tinnedfruit bring their signature noise back to AMATA. Expect Fuzzed out riffs, trashy drums and psychedelic vocals. In true Tinnedfruit DIY fashion, their third album is out now on a small host of underground independent labels and has already gained critical acclaim throughout the underground scene.

Punk // Garage Rock // Psych // Slacker Grunge. For fans of: Wipers, Meatbodies, Black Flag, Pixies.

Support from the incredible SKiNNY MiLK – Brighton based two-piece, heavyweights on the garage rock scene.

Fuzz rock // Garage rock // Punk. For fans of: Black Sabbath, Thee Oh Sees, Slaves.

tinnedfruit.bandcamp.com

Age guidance: 12+

Campus Sing-Up | 21 March 2019

Thursday, 21 March, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up

SESSION CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Molly Naylor & Company: LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE!

Wednesday, 20 March, 2019 - 19:30

Molly Naylor & Company: LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE!
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
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This entertaining drama is an insightful, moving, funny and inspirational take on the interconnected worlds of women, science and space travel.

Renowned space scientist Maggie Hill recently launched a career-defining mission to find habitable planets. It didn't go well. Shortly afterwards, her girlfriend stopped speaking to her. She's going to have to address both of these catastrophes. Maggie is giving a lecture about her career, to inspire young women to work in science. She's also attending her first therapy session, in which she's at pains to state how her bipolar disorder isn't relevant to the conversation. The spaces overlap as we begin to build a picture of Maggie's greatest achievements and biggest regrets.
LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE! is an intimate and exhilarating story about communication, both interpersonal and intergalactic. Brave, funny, tough and beautiful writing. The Guardian

Naylor writes with a poet’s ear for rhythm and metaphor, and delivers with a stand-up’s comic timing. Irish Times

****The Telegraph
****The Times
****The Metro

mollynaylor.com

Age guidance: 14+

Written and directed by Molly Naylor. Performed by Karen Hill.
Commissioned by Warwick Arts centre, Southampton Nuffield Theatres and Norwich Arts Centre.

Tribe// Still I Rise

Saturday, 16 March, 2019 - 19:30

Tribe// Still I Rise
Tickets: £14/£11 concessions
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Still I Rise, the debut work by TRIBE// is a call to arms, a defiant and uplifting work danced by a female cast. Raw and emotive dance is combined with Victoria Fox’s powerful yet articulate movement style. The work channels the resilient, unapologetic nature of Maya Angelou’s poem. It’s unflinching, relentless hope for the human spirit binds this visceral dance work together. From pounding beats to stirring classical arias the music drives the dancers onwards. Falling down, gathering up… we rise.

‘I have a desire to see female dancers really owning the stage, to take the space. Raw and physical, subtle yet extreme, I want to see women enable each other and represent the full range of their strengths, virtuosic to vulnerable, the realities in which we live and the journey we continue.’ Victoria Fox

A contemporary dance company that packs some punch. culturised.com

Packed with both physical invention and emotional intensity.

Very beautiful and cinematic...like in Handmaids Tale – you've got to hold on to the last fragment of hope, that there's a way out, a hope of change. Audience member

Thanks to Arts Council England, Pavilion Dance South West, Clearcut, The Studio.

tribecompany.co.uk

Age guidance: 14+

Campus Sing-Up | 14 March 2019

Thursday, 14 March, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

FXU Performing Arts Showcase 2019

Saturday, 9 March, 2019 - 19:00

FXU Performing Arts Showcase
Tickets: £8/£5 concessions
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A celebration of FXU's performing arts societies, featuring guest performances from Jason Thomas Performing Arts. This student-led showcase features ballet, hip-hop, tap, jazz, musical theatre, choir, gymnastics, ballroom and cheerleading acts. During the evening, we will also be raising money for various chosen charities, including pre-show and interval entertainment. Please join us for what promises to be a fabulous evening, showcasing the talents of Falmouth University and University of Exeter students.

fxu.org.uk

Bellatrix plus support Hockeysmith

Friday, 8 March, 2019 - 20:30

Bellatrix plus support Hockeysmith
Tickets: £10 advance/£12 on the door
Click Here to book online.

‘Bellatrix is the charismatic, unpredictable, genre bending maverick you didn’t know you needed in your life’, wrote DUMMY when the quirky young artist released her debut EP Real Stuffed Owls mid-2017. Citing influences from Bjork to Sun Ra, Bellatrix has delivered a blisteringly inventive body of work that won her serious acclaim from tastemaker artists and critics alike, along with airplay on BBC R6MUSIC, BBC R1, SOHO RADIO and AMAZING RADIO.

A professional musician by trade, earning her living as a double bassist, Bellatrix’s interest lies heavily in live performance. In August 2017 she received funding from Arts Council England to create her live show. The result was a highly engaging, multi-sensory performance and string of sell-out headline shows with storming feedback from the music industry and fans alike. Her second EP, ‘Bad Dancing’ was funded by the prestigious PRSF Women Make Music fund and released in 2018.

Bellatrix has a sound you’ll never forget. THE405

Bellatrix Is Spearheading Pop’s New Wave. CLASH

Her tracks are fiercely original and wildly exciting. WONDERLAND

Bellatrix is an underground pop hero in the making. NOTION

bellatrixmusic.co.uk

Hockeysmith:
Kylie on acid. Cornwall crashes into Copenhagen. Pagan imagery collides with bubble gum 80s pop. Cocteau twins at a techno rave punctuated by melodic hooks and lyrics aching with childish naivety and longing.

Campus Sing-Up | 07 March 2019

Thursday, 7 March, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Comedy Club: Annie McGrath

Wednesday, 6 March, 2019 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Annie McGrath
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
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Deadpan comic Annie McGrath is back with some dry jokes and silly anecdotes. She is a 2018 Funny Women Awards finalist and has appeared on BBC3, BBC Radio 4 Extra, Channel 4, ITV2 and Sky Sports. Annie has performed comedy at various clubs and festivals around the UK, including the Edinburgh Fringe, Camden Fringe, Latitude Festival, Green Man, and Machynlleth Comedy Festival.

Spot-on comic timing… Delightfully dark. ****ThreeWeeks

Hilarious. **** EdFringe Review

Smart and smutty. London Evening Standard.

Tonight’s opening act is Patrick Turpin. A gifted comedic voice. The Skinny

20:00 doors for 20:30 start

Campus Sing-Up | 28 February 2019

Thursday, 28 February, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

IDER plus support Grand Pax

Saturday, 23 February, 2019 - 19:30

IDER plus support Grand Pax
Tickets: £8 advance / £10 on the door (plus booking fee)
Click Here to book online.

The London flatmates combine introspective lyrics with gorgeous harmonies and memorable melodies. The Observer

IDER’s Mellow Pop Sums Up the Confusion of Being in Your Twenties. Noisey ‘You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead Of You Baby’ is another snapshot into their tender tones and intimate instrumentals that drive their magical sound. The Line of Best Fit

Produced by MyRiot, IDER’s latest single Mirror arrives right off the back of summer release You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead Of You Baby, which has already eclipsed 3,000,000 streams on Spotify alone since its release in late July. Mirror is IDER’s breakup anthem, a journey which begins in the loss of self-identity felt after splitting with a partner, but ends in a triumphant celebration of personal strength; all tied together by the quintessential IDER signatures – heavenly laced-together harmonies, pulsating beats and dreamy delicate guitar riffs. Like YGYWLAOYB, Mirror is a result of recording sessions for the band’s debut album – slated for 2019 – with MyRiot (Mirror) and Rodaidh McDonald (YGYWLAOYB) – renowned for his work with Adele, Sampha and The xx to name but a few. The single received its world premiere on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show and is now available across all streaming platforms.

weareider.com

Presented by SW1 Productions

James McDermott: Rubber Ring

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 - 19:30

James McDermott: Rubber Ring
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
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Jimmy is sixteen, sexually confused and stuck in Sheringham. He’s screwed. Well he’s not actually: that’s the problem... When pop star Morrissey comes to London, Jimmy flees to the city to try and find his hero and himself. Rubber Ring is a comedy drama about learning to love yourself and your roots. Rubber Ring opened at The Pleasance Islington prior to a two year national tour and is currently being adapted for TV with Hat Trick Productions (Outnumbered, Father Ted.)

Rubber Ring is the debut play by Norfolk playwright James McDermott. It’s produced by Velvet Trumpet, a company that aim to present work exploring unexamined lives, championing the work of those we don’t usually see on stage.

*****There are few things I've enjoyed more than Rubber Ring. London City Nights

*****McDermott is an emerging talent in total control of his craft. Boyz Magazine

****A sensitively told tale of a young man finding his place in the world. West End Wilma

Age Guidance: 14+

Campus Sing-Up | 14 February 2019

Thursday, 14 February, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Tremough Follies: Love Is Love Is Love Is Love

Wednesday, 13 February, 2019 - 19:30

Tremough Follies: Love Is Love Is Love Is Love
Tickets: £4
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Can you feel the love tonight? It's the season of love and the Follies are here to serenade you with these anthems of love!
We've mixed it up with gender bent numbers from ballads to show stopping bops!

With songs from RENT, WAITRESS, CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA, HEATHERS, LEGALLY BLONDE, HAIRSPRAY & MORE!

Come along and help us fund-raise for our adopted cause 'Charity:Water' helping grant access to water infrastructure in developing communities and our end of year production 'Urinetown' - Yes you read that right!

Scratchworks: Womans (like Romans but with a ‘W’)

Saturday, 9 February, 2019 - 19:30

Scratchworks: Womans (like Romans but with a ‘W’)
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
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It’s 46BC, Ancient Rome. Our hero, Leta has been declared a traitor by the Roman Senate. She is given a punishment worse than death ‘Damnatio Memoriae’ – to be erased from history. Whilst noble Gladiators and infamous Emperors around her are becoming legends, her name will be scratched out and forgotten forever. But with the help from some mischievous muses, she decides to rebel against the Republic.

Join Leta’s determined journey to reclaim her place in the history books, from crashing the Colosseum to bargaining with Brutus, she will go to the ends of the empire to make her mark. A feast for the eyes and the ears with physical comedy, clowning and original music, WOMANS is a raucous tale of the first female resistance.

One of the South West’s most exciting and inventive emerging theatre companies. Dan Baker, Creative Producer, Barbican Theatre Plymouth

Accolade for Great Train Robbery:
Inventive and intelligent physical theatre… a raucous manipulation of the 20th century’s greatest heist. ****Theatre Bubble

Genuinely funny… an engaging performance. ****The Peg

Just raw talent… a totally captivating show. Beaford Arts

Age guidance: 11+

National Youth Theatre of Great Britain Recruitment Workshop | 09 February

Saturday, 9 February, 2019 - 10:00

National Youth Theatre Audition

Aged 14-25 and love to perform? The National Youth Theatre want to meet you!
Between January and March 2019, the National Youth Theatre are holding acting auditions and backstage interviews at over 70 venues across the UK.
On Saturday 26th January and Saturday 9th February the National Youth Theatre auditions are at Falmouth University in Cornwall.
To audition for National Youth Theatre summer courses and become a member head to www.nyt.org.uk/apply

What happens on the day?
Take part in a 3 hour workshop led by National Youth Theatre Associates. In the afternoon perform a 3 minute monologue from a published play and for backstage interviews, tell us about your interests and experience.

What next? 
If successful, applicants will be invited to a 2-3 week course in the summer holidays. Once completing the course, you’ll become a National Youth Theatre member and have access to more training, development and casting opportunities until you turn 26. Any individual who may be facing financial hardship can make an application via the National Youth Theatre Bursary Scheme. For information visit: www.nyt.org.uk/accessibility-fees-and-funding

Campus Sing-Up | 07 February 2019

Thursday, 7 February, 2019 - 20:45

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Comedy Club: Lou Sanders

Wednesday, 6 February, 2019 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Lou Sanders
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
Click Here to book online.

An acclaimed stand-up, Lou Sanders’ latest Edinburgh show Shame Pig was a huge hit, receiving rave reviews, completely selling out and earning her the Comedian’s Choice Award for Best Show.

Lou’s recent TV appearances include 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky 1), Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (DAVE), Karl Pilkington’s sitcom Sick of It (Sky One), and a live stand-up set on Comic Relief (BBC1). She supported Katherine Ryan on her latest West End run.

A Fringe comedian who leaves you wanting more? I’ll take that deal. ****The Times

Genuinely Different. ****The Scotsman

Thank the comedy Gods. ****Chortle

Brilliantly funny, at times throwing away improvised jokes that are better than you’ll see in another act’s show… stand-up gold. ****The Skinny

Tonight’s opening act is Luke McQueen. McQueen makes the room crackle with life.’The Guardian

20:00 doors for 20:30 start

Cheap Date Dance Company: Dirty Words

Friday, 1 February, 2019 - 19:30

Cheap Date Dance Company: Dirty Words
Tickets: £14/£11 concessions
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A music and dance duet with dancer, Grace Clayton (Grace Clayton Dance, Cheap Date) and multi-instrumentalist, Seamas Carey (Kneehigh, Wildworks). A crash landing of selfexpression, communication, action and reaction through live music, dance, theatre, and digital media. 

This visual monologue questions the physical, verbal, facial, tonal, nuanced way we talk to the world. An exploration and debate of music and movement that rebounds, vibrates, clashes, reacts and challenges each other in the same space, just as our words do.

Exploring the filth, fun and aftertaste of our everyday interactions. The work is a 60-minute humorous, intellectual, visceral experience that leaves you contemplating your own individual modes and forms of communication. The work, through the use of subtitles and sign language, is accessible to a deaf and hard of hearing audience.

Running time: 60 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for age 14 and over

"Another life affirming performance - amazing. Blown away again by the talent of Cheap Date Dance…. effortlessly brilliant!" - Audience Member (Little Women Big Balls)

“Captures something essential and honest” Roy Campbell-Moore, National Dance Company Wales (How We lost it)

cheapdatedance.co.uk

Campus Sing-Up | 31 January 2019

Thursday, 31 January, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

National Youth Theatre of Great Britain Recruitment Workshop | 26 January

Saturday, 26 January, 2019 - 09:00

National Youth Theatre Audition

Aged 14-25 and love to perform? The National Youth Theatre want to meet you!
Between January and March 2019, the National Youth Theatre are holding acting auditions and backstage interviews at over 70 venues across the UK.
On Saturday 26th January and Saturday 9th February the National Youth Theatre auditions are at Falmouth University in Cornwall. 
To audition for National Youth Theatre summer courses and become a member head to www.nyt.org.uk/apply

What happens on the day?
Take part in a 3 hour workshop led by National Youth Theatre Associates. In the afternoon perform a 3 minute monologue from a published play and for backstage interviews, tell us about your interests and experience.

What next?
If successful, applicants will be invited to a 2-3 week course in the summer holidays. Once completing the course, you’ll become a National Youth Theatre member and have access to more training, development and casting opportunities until you turn 26. Any individual who may be facing financial hardship can make an application via the National Youth Theatre Bursary Scheme. For information visit: www.nyt.org.uk/accessibility-fees-and-funding

The Devil's Violin: Stolen

Friday, 25 January, 2019 - 19:30

The Devil’s Violin: Stolen
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
Click Here to book online.

A young woman goes missing. The search for her uncovers secrets which threaten to destroy her family….

The Devil’s Violin return with an enchanting blend of words and music. Brimming with dreamlike images that will haunt you long after the performance ends, The Devil’s Violin will take you on an epic journey to The Land of No Return.

Daniel Morden’s mesmeric tales of hope and adversity are accompanied by the exquisite strings of Oliver Wilson-Dickson and Sarah Moody.

To experience Daniel Morden in full flight is an amazing thing. Ian MacMillan

A master weaver of tales spinning a magical thread of narrative, drawing on numerous traditional folk tales and myths. The Bristol Post

A scintillating combination of music, sound and story. The Times

thedevilsviolin.co.uk

Age guidance: 10+

Campus Sing-Up | 24 January 2019

Thursday, 24 January, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Campus Sing-Up | 17 January 2019

Thursday, 17 January, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Campus Sing-Up | 10 January 2019

Thursday, 10 January, 2019 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Luca Silvestrini's Protein Dance: The Little Price 15.00

Saturday, 22 December, 2018 - 15:00

Luca Silvestrini's Protein: The Little Prince
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions £50 Family (2 Adults/2 Children)/£36 Family (1 Adult/2 Children)/£25 Family (1 Adult/1 Child)
Click Here to book online.

The well-loved story The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, is retold using Protein’s mix of humour, dance and music, encouraging us to look at the world through our hearts and reconnect with the child that’s in us all.

Join the Little Prince in this live stage show as he journeys through the baffling world of grown-ups, meeting a king who reigns over nothing, a businessman obsessively counting stars and a vain man craving admiration! Along the way he encounters a lone pilot stranded in the desert and together they discover the power of friendship and the complexity of love.

One of the most distinctive voices in British dance theatre, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein has used a blend of original choreography, text, humour and music to entertain and provoke audiences since 1997. Protein’s shows connect theatrical experiences with the everyday and real-life stories that engage audiences and participants in both on-and-off stage productions.

Silvestrini’s magical world of The Little Prince is interpreted by costume and set designer Yann Seabra (May Contain Food, Stepmother/Stepfather), lighting designer Jackie Shemesh (Border Tales, Juliet and Romeo) and composer Frank Moon (The Little Match Girl). Protein’s cast is Faith Prendergast as The Little Prince, Jack Sergison, Andrew Gardiner and Donna Lennard.

“All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Luca Silvestrini is the sharpest of comic choreographers” The Guardian

proteindance.co.uk

Luca Silvestrini's Protein Dance: The Little Price 11.00

Saturday, 22 December, 2018 - 11:00

Luca Silvestrini's Protein: The Little Prince
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions £50 Family (2 Adults/2 Children)/£36 Family (1 Adult/2Children)/£25 Family (1 Adult/1 Child)
Click Here to book online.

The well-loved story The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, is retold using Protein’s mix of humour, dance and music, encouraging us to look at the world through our hearts and reconnect with the child that’s in us all.

Join the Little Prince in this live stage show as he journeys through the baffling world of grown-ups, meeting a king who reigns over nothing, a businessman obsessively counting stars and a vain man craving admiration! Along the way he encounters a lone pilot stranded in the desert and together they discover the power of friendship and the complexity of love.

One of the most distinctive voices in British dance theatre, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein has used a blend of original choreography, text, humour and music to entertain and provoke audiences since 1997. Protein’s shows connect theatrical experiences with the everyday and real-life stories that engage audiences and participants in both on-and-off stage productions.

Silvestrini’s magical world of The Little Prince is interpreted by costume and set designer Yann Seabra (May Contain Food, Stepmother/Stepfather), lighting designer Jackie Shemesh (Border Tales, Juliet and Romeo) and composer Frank Moon (The Little Match Girl). Protein’s cast is Faith Prendergast as The Little Prince, Jack Sergison, Andrew Gardiner and Donna Lennard.

“All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Luca Silvestrini is the sharpest of comic choreographers” The Guardian

proteindance.co.uk

Once In A Blue Moon | Thursday 14 December | The Keay Theatre, Cornwall College

Friday, 14 December, 2018 - 18:30

Once In A Blue Moon
Tickets: £7/£5 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Blue Moon is a delightful evening of new and original choreography by young dancers including dancers in professional training at AMATA, Falmouth University; Propeller young peoples dance groups; Altitude dance company from Cornwall College and also primary schools from across Cornwall. You will be surprised and mesmirised by the sheer talent and ability of Cornwall's young dancers.

Performance Dates:
Wednesday 12th December - AMATA, Falmouth University, Penryn
Thursday 13th December - AMATA, Falmouth University, Penryn
Friday 14th December - The Keay Theatre, Cornwall College, St Austell

Once In A Blue Moon | Thursday 13 December | AMATA, Falmouth University

Thursday, 13 December, 2018 - 18:30

Once In A Blue Moon
Tickets: £7/£5 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Blue Moon is a delightful evening of new and original choreography by young dancers including dancers in professional training at AMATA, Falmouth University; Propeller young peoples dance groups; Altitude dance company from Cornwall College and also primary schools from across Cornwall. You will be surprised and mesmirised by the sheer talent and ability of Cornwall's young dancers.

Performance Dates:
Wednesday 12th December - AMATA, Falmouth University, Penryn
Thursday 13th December - AMATA, Falmouth University, Penryn
Friday 14th December - The Keay Theatre, Cornwall College, St Austell

AMATA Christmas Cabaret 2018

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 - 19:00

AMATA Christmas Cabaret 2018
Tickets: Free for students and staff but booking required
Click Here to book online.

AMATA have collaborated with The Events Society this year to present our Christmas Cabaret. Join us to celebrate the festive season and enjoy a wide variety of performance from music, theatre and dance.

Age guidance: 16+

Once In A Blue Moon | Wednesday 12 December | AMATA, Falmouth University

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 - 18:30

Once In A Blue Moon
Tickets: £7/£5 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Blue Moon is a delightful evening of new and original choreography by young dancers including dancers in professional training at AMATA, Falmouth University; Propeller young peoples dance groups; Altitude dance company from Cornwall College and also primary schools from across Cornwall. You will be surprised and mesmirised by the sheer talent and ability of Cornwall's young dancers.

Performance Dates:
Wednesday 12th December - AMATA, Falmouth University, Penryn
Thursday 13th December - AMATA, Falmouth University, Penryn
Friday 14th December - The Keay Theatre, Cornwall College, St Austell

Variety Performance Charity Showcase

Friday, 7 December, 2018 - 19:00

Variety Performance Charity Showcase
Tickets: Free but booking required
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A variety showcase of theatre and music performances in aid of the Dracena Centre.

Donations on the door!

Comedy Club: David Tsonos

Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 - 20:30

Comedy Club: David Tsonos
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
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If you want serious comedy, tonight’s headline act, David Tsonos, is not your man. His comedy stems from being the youngest of five boys, babysitting, his nephews and his cat.

Very confident, knows his material totally and had the crowd roaring. Good face and voice for comedy, great timing.
The Stand Comedy Club

With opening act, The Monks and compere, Sunjai Arif.

20:00 doors for 20:30 start.

Suitable for 18+

Sundown Sessions | December 2018

Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 - 19:00

Sundown Sessions
Tickets: FREE

Sundown Sessions is back for the autumn term.
Come down to the AMATA Cafe from 7pm - 8.30pm for FREE!

The Bowie Lounge 3: Time

Saturday, 1 December, 2018 - 19:30

The Bowie Lounge 3: Time
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions
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Taking the late-60’s Beckenham ‘Arts Labs’ which David Bowie was involved in as their inspiration, the Bowie Lounge perform a selection of his songs combined with readings, poetry, dance and live art and photography and will stage their latest show, ‘Time’ at AMATA on Saturday 1 December.

The result of this concoction of creativity is a unique celebration of a man who inspired so many people over the years, performed by a company of exceptional Cornish-based musicians and artists.

First performed in 2013 and updated in light of Bowie’s death in 2016, both times to great acclaim, the Bowie Lounge seeks to engage people with David Bowie’s words and music in a way unlike any other show; this is not a tribute band, but definitely a moving and exhilarating homage to perhaps the greatest rock star of his or any other era.

“Thematically inventive, boundary blurring theatre, building on, rather than retreading, David Bowie's legacy.” David Bowie Glamour - The Fanzine

“This isn't just some karaoke tribute band. What they do is way beyond that. Movement, dance, theatre, poetry. The performances of the songs are simply exquisite, and the choice of numbers immaculately judged...The Bowie Lounge deserves to be huge. Do see them when you can.” Nicholas Pegg, Author of the Complete David Bowie

‘A strange and wonderful experience, The Bowie Lounge blends music, painting, theatre and dance to create something which is joyful, melancholic and really rather moving. I absolutely loved it.’ Mark Kermode, BBC Film Critic

“Alternating moments of devastating melancholy and joyous celebration.” Kirsty Newton (Cornwall Today)
“the best music event Cornwall has seen in 2016” Lee Trewhela, The West Briton
“amazing production...seriously...get there!” Easy Action Records

Campus Sing-Up | 29 November 2018

Thursday, 29 November, 2018 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Isaac Gracie plus support

Saturday, 24 November, 2018 - 19:30

Isaac Gracie plus support
Tickets: £13 advance / £15 on the door (plus booking fee)
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Presented by SW1 Productions by arrangement with caa

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 16s who are not accompanied by an adult.

Impermanence: The Ballet of the Nations (Film Screening)

Friday, 23 November, 2018 - 19:30

Impermanence: The Ballet of the Nations (Film Screening)
Tickets: £8/£6 concessions / Free for Falmouth University and University of Exeter Students (booking required)
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Actor Billy Zane narrates this 50-minute arthouse film in which war is imagined as a diabolical dance choreographed by Satan and Ballet Master Death.Impermanence present their first short-feature film with a directorial debut from Roseanna Anderson and Joshua Ben-Tovim. The film was inspired by the pacifist satire, The Ballet of the Nations, written by Vernon Lee in 1915 and illustrated by Maxwell Armfield as a response to the outbreak of war. Impermanence’s film incorporates original dialogue inspired by Lee’s text, among intricate and stylised dance pieces, with production design by Pam Tait and an original soundtrack by composer Robert Bentall.

Impermanence is a Bristol-based dance company set up in 2011. The company creates and presents critically-acclaimed dance works in a number of different media and settings including theatre, film, and cabaret, site-specific projects and community events.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Impermanence.
Age guidance: 12+

Campus Sing-Up | 22 November 2018

Thursday, 22 November, 2018 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Power To The People - A Musical Theatre Showcase

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 - 19:30

Power To The People - A Musical Theatre Showcase
Tickets: £5
Click Here to book online.

"Do you hear the people sing?
It's the Follies with their annual showcase of musical theater goodness! Come and be empowered and inspired by theses revolutionary musical theater pieces. 
Song, dance and scenes from so many places including: HAMILTON, WICKED, KINKY BOOTS, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, NEXT TO NORMAL, RENT and so many more!

Come along and help us fund-raise for our end of year production 'Urinetown' - yes you read that correctly!"

Click Here to find out more about Tremough Follies.

Richard Chappell: At The End We Begin

Saturday, 17 November, 2018 - 19:30

Richard Chappell: At The End We Begin
Tickets: £14/£11 concessions
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Taking inspiration from T.S. Eliot’s classic Four Quartet’s Burnt Norton, East Coker, The Dry Salvages and Little Gidding, At The End We Begin will be four compelling quartets of dance based on each poem.

Stemming from his experiences of classical ballet, contemporary dance, martial arts and improvisation, Devon born Richard’s powerful and full bodied choreographic language will be combined with emerging composer Samuel Hall’s score of piano and cello to create a thrilling and arresting response to Eliot’s timeless poetry. 

At The End We Begin has been developed during a five week residency in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the newly opened Studio Wayne McGregor, through the company’s first ever FreeSpace Program. With dramaturgy by Neus Gil Cortes and costume design by costume design Hannah Taylor, At The End We Begin is Richard Chappell Dance’s most challenging and collaborative work to date. 

Richard Chappell – choreographer, performer and producer says:
‘As a body of poetry I am fascinated by Eliot’s perspective of time and creativity during Four Quartet’s. As Eliot wrote Four Quartet’s looking back towards the end of his at his creative life, I find his reflective language enthralling, as a young artist looking forward.

Forming in 2013, Richard Chappell Dance has already created a large impact on the British dance scene. The creation and touring of At The End We Begin has been funded by Arts Council England, The Linbury Trust, Pavilion Dance South West and has been commissioned by the Pegasus Theatre, Oxford.

richardchappelldance.co.uk

Campus Sing-Up | 15 November 2018

Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

RSVP Bhangra Band

Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 19:30

RSVP Bhangra Band
Tickets: £14/£10 concessions
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RSVP are spearheading the renaissance of live Bhangra in the UK, opening doors for other artists and introducing Bhangra to mainstream audiences for the first time. From massive stages at Glastonbury (over 10 years) and Womad to concert venues across the UK and Europe, they’re always guaranteed to get even the most reluctant on their feet and leave audiences breathless with excitement.

RSVP Bhangra’s unique blending of Punjabi Indian music with dance beats and mainstream pop has created a new and irresistible sound that audiences everywhere love and keep on coming back for.  Is it Dildar’s melodious voice and charismatic stage-presence, Judge’s deliciously engaging interactive involvement with the audience or perhaps Jeevan’s insistent dhol drumbeats – or even Cris and Puggy’s sharp rhythmic underscore that does it?  Who knows?  The resulting effect, however achieved, is immediately involving, compulsive and extremely addictive!

Every show comes with an introduction to Bhangra dance – everyone’s included with RSVP’s emphasis on partying Punjabi style. With musicians wholly rooted in an authentic living tradition, yet unafraid to innovate, this is the ultimate celebratory Indian music.

rsvpmusic.co.uk

Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Workshop with InspirAsian Dance

Monday, 12 November, 2018 - 18:00

Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Workshop with InspirAsian Dance
Tickets: Free for Falmouth University and University of Exeter Students in return for dancing at the RSVP Performance
Click Here to book online.

InspirAsian Dance are the leading professionals in Bollywood and Bhangra Dance in the South-West and are frequently seen dancing on festival stages with RSVP Bhangra Band.

During this fun 2 hour workshop, you will learn dance moves characteristic of Indian Dance, then put the steps together in choreographed dance routines to RSVP’s Bhangra’s unique mix of Punjabi Indian music with dance beats and mainstream pop. 

Suitable for everyone, no dance experience needed. 

Watch this video about InspirAsian’s Bollywood and Bhangra Dance workshops: Click Here

20 Places
Free of charge. It is hoped that in return, participants will come and dance at the RSVP gig at AMATA (complimentary ticket provided) on 14th November and help to spread the word about the gig beforehand. 

Campus Sing-Up | 08 November 2018

Thursday, 8 November, 2018 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Comedy Club: Pierre Hollins

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Pierre Hollins
​Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
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Tonight’s headline act, Pierre Hollins, is a comedy circuit favourite, described as a ‘hugely talented, hugely experienced, comedy maestro.’ Komedia

An unsung hero of new comedy. Don’t miss this true professional at work. Bloody funny. Time Out

A ‘must see’... The Guardian With opening act, Jools Constant and compere, Suzy Bennett.

20:00 doors for 20:30 start.

Suitable for 18+

Sundown Sessions | November 2018

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 - 19:00

Sundown Sessions
Tickets: FREE

Sundown Sessions is back for the autumn term.
Come down to the AMATA Cafe from 7pm - 8.30pm for FREE!

Wayne Parsons Dance: Vestige and Meeting

Saturday, 3 November, 2018 - 19:30

Wayne Parsons Dance: Vestige and Meeting
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions
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Catch this “compelling and accomplished” evening of dance-theatre from a choreographer with a “distinctive narrative voice" - The Guardian. With a rapidly-growing reputation for creating emotionally-arresting dance-theatre works, Wayne Parsons Dance presents a sensitive and rousing double bill exploring the theme of memory, featuring spell-binding choreography, new writing, specially-commissioned music and stage design. 

The touching duet, Meeting, sees a couple navigate the retelling a shared memory. Vestige, a collaboration with writer Ankur Bahl, is based on the life of a fictional celebrity named Livia. Fan-girl archivist Suki, needy portrait artist Cath and jealous biographer and ex-husband Killian all share their differing accounts of Livia as she weaves her way through their memories.

“Vestige... compelling and accomplished” The Guardian

wayneparsonsdance.com

Directed and choreographed by: Wayne Parsons
Writing by: Ankur Bahl
Set Design by: Nicolai Hart-Hansen
Composition by: Angus MacRae
Dramaturgy by: Pooja Ghai

Campus Sing-Up | 01 November 2018

Thursday, 1 November, 2018 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Volcano Theatre: Macbeth - Director's Cut | 27 October

Saturday, 27 October, 2018 - 13:00

Volcano Theatre: Macbeth - Director's Cut
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions
Click Here to book online.

A Radical Classic™ from Volcano

For the second time in its career, Volcano re-invents Shakespeare’s pacy, eloquent tragedy; this time with a new generation of outstanding performers.

"Volcano by name, volcanic by nature, the Swansea company's psycho serial-killer drama smashes down theatre's fourth wall, [...] moving in and out of Shakespeare's script in a night of sound and fury signifying plenty."

This is an arresting, untraditional Shakespeare with powerful performances, striking design and sensory surprises! We have stripped back action and character to zoom in on the dynamics of the killer couple, tracking their murderous ambitions, escalating anxieties and disintegrating bonds against a backdrop of sensual pleasure and normalized violence. The setting walks an uneasy line between the regal and the domestic, exposing an austere brutality underpinning the noble pretensions of personal and political power. Expect a boisterous, playful Macbeth with ribald humour and a muscular undertow of menace. This production is ideal for anyone interested in both the play itself and in contemporary performance techniques.

"The extreme theatre of Brecht, agit-prop, Kneehigh and Ken Campbell, as well as Oliver Stone's swaggering 1995 movie Natural Born Killers, all come to mind in Volcano's Macbeth, shaking up Shakespeare with dark humour and theatrically anarchic relish."

Suitable for ages 14 and over.

volcanotheatre.co.uk

Volcano Theatre: Macbeth - Director's Cut | 26 October

Friday, 26 October, 2018 - 19:30

Volcano Theatre: Macbeth - Director's Cut
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions
Click Here to book online.

A Radical Classic™ from Volcano

For the second time in its career, Volcano re-invents Shakespeare’s pacy, eloquent tragedy; this time with a new generation of outstanding performers.

"Volcano by name, volcanic by nature, the Swansea company's psycho serial-killer drama smashes down theatre's fourth wall, [...] moving in and out of Shakespeare's script in a night of sound and fury signifying plenty."

This is an arresting, untraditional Shakespeare with powerful performances, striking design and sensory surprises! We have stripped back action and character to zoom in on the dynamics of the killer couple, tracking their murderous ambitions, escalating anxieties and disintegrating bonds against a backdrop of sensual pleasure and normalized violence. The setting walks an uneasy line between the regal and the domestic, exposing an austere brutality underpinning the noble pretensions of personal and political power. Expect a boisterous, playful Macbeth with ribald humour and a muscular undertow of menace. This production is ideal for anyone interested in both the play itself and in contemporary performance techniques.

"The extreme theatre of Brecht, agit-prop, Kneehigh and Ken Campbell, as well as Oliver Stone's swaggering 1995 movie Natural Born Killers, all come to mind in Volcano's Macbeth, shaking up Shakespeare with dark humour and theatrically anarchic relish."

Suitable for ages 14 and over.

volcanotheatre.co.uk

Gwenno plus support Adwaith

Saturday, 20 October, 2018 - 19:30

Gwenno plus support Adwaith​
Tickets: £12 advance plus booking fee
Click Here to book online.

Sung entirely in the Cornish language, Le Kov (The Place of Memory) is the second solo album by Welsh singer-songwriter and musician, Gwenno Saunders. It is one of 2018’s most beautiful and stirring records, swirling with ancient myths and urgent modern themes.

gwenno.info

Presented by SW1 Productions in association with Coda.

Tickets: £12 advance / £15 on the door (plus booking fee)

Spontonality 2018 Performance

Saturday, 20 October, 2018 - 14:00

Spontonality 2018 Performance
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Improvisation is the heart beat of innovation - a life skill that transfers and translates to all creativity. Tim West

The music improvisation extravaganza, Spontonality, returns to Cornwall following the great sounds and success of previous visits. This year the musicians are collaborating with Falmouth University, and they will be based at  AMATA, Penryn Campus, Falmouth University.

Three virtuoso players from different traditions will come together to perform music improvisation throughout the week (15 - 20 October). This year, pianist and instigator Tim West will be in collaboration with saxophonist Tony Woods and cellist Zoë Martlew.

In addition to playing with dedicated student groups, and anyone passing by during their daily jam sessions at Falmouth University this year, Spontonality will make time to return to Park View day centre for adults with learning disabilities in Helston and spend another day with the budding music students at Helston Community College.

Visit AMATA's website for more information about Spontonality schedule through the week at Falmouth University.

Spontonality 2018 Workshop

Saturday, 20 October, 2018 - 10:00

Spontonality 2018 Workshop
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Improvisation is the heart beat of innovation - a life skill that transfers and translates to all creativity. Tim West

The music improvisation extravaganza, Spontonality, returns to Cornwall following the great sounds and success of previous visits. This year the musicians are collaborating with Falmouth University, and they will be based at  AMATA, Penryn Campus, Falmouth University.

Three virtuoso players from different traditions will come together to perform music improvisation throughout the week (15 - 20 October). This year, pianist and instigator Tim West will be in collaboration with saxophonist Tony Woods and cellist Zoë Martlew.

In addition to playing with dedicated student groups, and anyone passing by during their daily jam sessions at Falmouth University this year, Spontonality will make time to return to Park View day centre for adults with learning disabilities in Helston and spend another day with the budding music students at Helston Community College.

The general public are invited to come along to a free, extraordinarily playful event on Saturday 20 October at  AMATA; with a combination of morning workshop and afternoon performance on offer. Participation is encouraged and always optional... but hard to resist!

Visit amata.org.uk website for more information about Spontonality schedule through the week at Falmouth University.

Proto-type Theater: The Audit (or Iceland, A Modern Myth)

Friday, 19 October, 2018 - 19:30

Proto-type Theater: The Audit (or Iceland, A Modern Myth)
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions
Click Here to book online.

There’s a shadow coming, across the sea. Long and terrifying. The vultures are circling, the wolves are howling… how can we weather this storm?

The global economy is a mess. The crash has landed, the tide’s swept out, and it’s taken our hope with it. There’s less in our pockets and more to be spent. The rich have got richer, the middle’s squeezed tight, and the poor are being dragged ever downwards.

With the true value of money and the human cost of greed firmly in their sights, Proto-type Theater tell the story of how a nation raised their voices in protest and railed against the currents.

Using original text, performance, film, music and animation, THE AUDIT is about finding strength, overcoming a world designed to keep us docile, and how collective power can move a mountain – even if only a little.

THE AUDIT is Proto-type’s second theatrical work examining contemporary politics, following A Machine they’re Secretly Building, a “smartly intelligent hour-long whizz through the world of surveillance” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)

“They are not holding back in the slightest. They are out to expose: inequality, corruption, injustice, greed, borrowing, dishonesty, market manipulation, insider trading, fraud, tax evasion, and the frustration, anxiety, and uncertainty of the public. They can and they will name and shame.” – The Reviews Hub

“The brilliance of Proto-type’s approach is to engage, inform and entertain… they exude warmth and wit. The clarity and insight here allows for the telling of a modern horror story of greed that resonates with age old folk stories that we should not forget.” – Live Art Alive

**** “The kind of theatre that seeps into the sub-conscious.” – The List
**** “This is coolly reasoned theatre, produced by Proto-type Theater with stylish aplomb.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

proto-type.org | #TheAudit

Campus Sing-Up | 18 October 2018

Thursday, 18 October, 2018 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Campus Sing-Up | 11 October 2018

Thursday, 11 October, 2018 - 18:00

Campus Sing-Up
Price: £5/£3 students
Click Here to book online.

The Campus Sing-Up - A fun, energetic and feel-good singing get together for all.

Led by Vicky Abbott every Thursday 6-7.30pm at AMATA, Penryn Campus.

Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas: PALMYRA

Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 - 19:30

Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas: PALMYRA
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions
Click Here to book online.

PALMYRA is an exploration of revenge and what we consider to be barbaric.

From Bert and Nasi, the violent clowning duo behind the critically acclaimed dark comedy about the EU (EUROHOUSE), PALMYRA invites you to step back from the news and look at what lies beneath – and beyond – civilisation.

Following an extended, unanimously-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and tour of Spain with BEST OF BE 2017, Bert & Nasi’s Total Theatre Award-winning, ‘weird, wonderful and strangely stressful’ PALMYRA (★★★★ The Stage) returns.

The ancient city of Palmyra was one of the best preserved in the world. Tourists flocked to visit the iconic temples of Bel and Baalshamin as well as the Arch of Triumph. Palmyra has changed hands throughout history, from the Roman Empire in the first century to the recent ISIS occupation.

WINNER Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form 2017
WINNER Stockholm Fringe Festival 2017 Grand Prix
Selected in Lyn Gardner's Top 10 theatre of 2017.

'The duo who created Eurohouse shift from comic to tragic in a brilliant piece that reflects on Syria and the breakdown of relationships' ★★★★ The Guardian

Developed with support from Croquis_BCN (Barcelona), Bristol Ferment, MAYK, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Ovalhouse and HOME. Research and development of PALMYRA supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

bertandnasi.com | Image credit: Alex Brenner

Politics in the Room – A Workshop Around PALMYRA

Tuesday, 9 October, 2018 - 17:00

Politics in the Room – A Workshop Around PALMYRA by Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas
Tickets: FREE for Falmouth University Stage 2 Acting and Theatre & Performance Students
Click Here to book online.

How can ideas around disagreement, frustration, hatred and reconciliation be used on stage to create a space for artistic and political negotiation? How do we prioritise simplicity when talking about very complex matters? Research, discussions, improv and loud music (probably ABBA) to follow.
Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas (France/UK) have been working together since 2015 and are the creators of EUROHOUSE
(Edinburgh Fringe/National Tour 2016/17) and PALMYRA, which won a BE FESTIVAL award last year.

PALMYRA: WINNER Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form 2017, WINNER Stockholm
Fringe Festival 2017 Grand Prix, WINNER 'Best of BE' Festival Award
Selected in Lyn Gardner's Top 10 theatre of 2017

Review by Lyn Gardner

PALMYRA is at AMATA on Wednesday 10 October, 19.30  Followed by a post-show Q&A.

Seeta Patel and Lina Limosani: Not Today's Yesterday

Friday, 5 October, 2018 - 19:30

Seeta Patel and Lina Limosani: Not Today's Yesterday
Tickets: £15/£12 concessions
Click Here to book online.

‘Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past’
George Orwell

Not Today’s Yesterday is an International collaboration between UK award-winning Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel and Australian choreographer Lina Limosani. This multi-award winning show blends techniques from Bharatanatyam, contemporary dance and theatre to create a poetic narrative that has the beauty and disquiet of a Grimm’s fairytale. It is a one-woman show which subversively co-opts whitewashing against itself.

Once upon a time… in a faraway land… it happened… did not happen… could have happened.

Supported by Chats Palace, Arts Council England, Country Arts SA, Arts SA, The Place London, Adelaide Fringe Artists Fund, LWD Dance Hub, British Council, The Bench UK and NA POMORSKIEJ Artist residency.

This performance features a post-show discussion

‘...The interplay of Patel’s classical form with Limosani’s contemporary choreography makes a perfect partnership for the telling of this old/new tale.’ BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

seetapatel.co.uk

Comedy Club: Mark Palmer

Wednesday, 3 October, 2018 - 20:30

Comedy Club: Mark Palmer
Tickets: £11/£8 concessions
Click Here to book online.

Headlining tonight, with a comedic voice and style described by the press as ‘clean, classy and clever,’ meet comedian, Mark Palmer.

Mark’s smart, sometimes loud and often opinionated brand of comedy has made him an audience favourite wherever he performs.

With opening act, Phil Kay and compere Ryan McDonnell.

20:00 doors for 20:30 start.

Suitable for 18+

AMATA Music & Dance Summer School 2018

Monday, 30 July, 2018 - 10:00 to Friday, 3 August, 2018 - 16:30

AMATA Music and Dance Summer School 2018
Costs per person: £60 Early Bird*/£80 Full Price
Click Here for more information and to book online.

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.

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

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

*Early Bird places are subject to availability.

KR Dance presents 'Just Dance' 22 July Evening

Sunday, 22 July, 2018 - 18:00

KR Dance presents 'Just Dance'
Tickets: £14 Adult/£11.50 Child
Click Here to book online.

An opportunity for families and friends to enjoy watching our talented dancers from 3-18 years perform in this biennial showcase! Initial ticket allocation: Every family is able to apply for a maximum of 5 tickets. Please also note that, due to fire safety young children are not able to sit on the lap of an adult.

You are required to input your child's full name during the booking process. This will be reconciled against a list of performers to ensure a fair allocation against the above policy of 5 tickets per family. Any tickets booked in excess of this will be automatically refunded. Any remaining tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To join the waiting list for additional tickets, please call the box office on: 01326 259349.

KR Dance presents 'Just Dance' 22 July Matinee

Sunday, 22 July, 2018 - 13:00

KR Dance presents 'Just Dance'
Tickets: £14 Adult/£11.50 Child
Click Here to book online.

An opportunity for families and friends to enjoy watching our talented dancers from 3-18 years perform in this biennial showcase! Initial ticket allocation: Every family is able to apply for a maximum of 5 tickets. Please also note that, due to fire safety young children are not able to sit on the lap of an adult.

You are required to input your child's full name during the booking process. This will be reconciled against a list of performers to ensure a fair allocation against the above policy of 5 tickets per family. Any tickets booked in excess of this will be automatically refunded. Any remaining tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To join the waiting list for additional tickets, please call the box office on: 01326 259349.

KR Dance presents 'Just Dance' 21 July Evening

Saturday, 21 July, 2018 - 18:00

KR Dance presents 'Just Dance'
Tickets: £14 Adult/£11.50 Child
Click Here to book online.

An opportunity for families and friends to enjoy watching our talented dancers from 3-18 years perform in this biennial showcase! Initial ticket allocation: Every family is able to apply for a maximum of 5 tickets. Please also note that, due to fire safety young children are not able to sit on the lap of an adult.

You are required to input your child's full name during the booking process. This will be reconciled against a list of performers to ensure a fair allocation against the above policy of 5 tickets per family. Any tickets booked in excess of this will be automatically refunded. Any remaining tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To join the waiting list for additional tickets, please call the box office on: 01326 259349.

KR Dance presents 'Just Dance' 21 July Matinee

Saturday, 21 July, 2018 - 13:00

KR Dance presents 'Just Dance
Tickets: £14 Adult/£11.50 Child
Click Here to book online.

An opportunity for families and friends to enjoy watching our talented dancers from 3-18 years perform in this biennial showcase! Initial ticket allocation: Every family is able to apply for a maximum of 5 tickets. Please also note that, due to fire safety young children are not able to sit on the lap of an adult.

You are required to input your child's full name during the booking process. This will be reconciled against a list of performers to ensure a fair allocation against the above policy of 5 tickets per family. Any tickets booked in excess of this will be automatically refunded. Any remaining tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To join the waiting list for additional tickets, please call the box office on: 01326 259349.

National Youth Dance Company / Sharon Eyal: Used To Be Blonde

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 - 19:30

National Youth Dance Company / Sharon Eyal: Used To Be Blonde
Tickets: £12/£6 concessions (plus booking fee)
Click Here to book online.

Now in its sixth year, National Youth Dance Company has established a reputation for producing high quality performances with a range of dancers who are expressive, brave and shaping the future of dance in this country. NYDC returns to the AMATA to present a new work created by the 2017-18 Guest Artistic Director Sharon Eyal.

One of the most exciting female choreographers working today, this new commission will contain Eyal’s signature style, conveying extreme emotions through movement. This unique choreographic approach combined with the young dancers’ energy and talent is set to produce a mesmerising experience that pushes the dancers to their limits.

“They are strong, skillfull and ready for anything”
Daily Telegraph

nydc.org.uk

National Youth Dance Company / Sharon Eyal: Used To Be Blonde Schools' Matinee

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 - 13:00

National Youth Dance Company / Sharon Eyal: Used To Be Blonde Schools' Matinee
Tickets: £2 per students/Teacher places free
To book, please call: 01326 259349

Now in its sixth year, National Youth Dance Company has established a reputation for producing high quality performances with a range of dancers who are expressive, brave and shaping the future of dance in this country. NYDC returns to AMATA to present a new work created by the 2017-18 Guest Artistic Director Sharon Eyal.

One of the most exciting female choreographers working today, this new commission will contain Eyal’s signature style, conveying extreme emotions through movement. This unique choreographic approach combined with the young dancers’ energy and talent is set to produce a mesmerising experience that pushes the dancers to their limits.

“They are strong, skillfull and ready for anything”
Daily Telegraph

nydc.org.uk

AMATA Young Persons Dance Sharing 2018

Saturday, 14 July, 2018 - 18:00

AMATA Young Persons Dance Sharing 2018
Tickets: £5 (plus booking fee)/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.

For more information about our Saturday classes for young people, please visit: amata.org.uk/yp-classes

Blast Theory : Fixing Point. Games as { performing } Arts International Festival 2018 - 9 June 2018

Saturday, 9 June, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:30

Blast Theory : Fixing Point. Games as { performing } Arts International Festival 2018
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Pick up a smartphone, put on your headphones and start to explore. As you walk you hear a stunning electronic score by Chris Clark. Find one of the metal fixing points and hear a fragment of an interview with Anne as she talks about her missing brother. Fixing Point traces the legacy of the conflict in Northern Ireland. What lies hidden and where are we silent?

GAMES AS ARTS/ARTS AS GAMES FESTIVAL 2018

Games as Arts/Arts as Games is a festival organised by The MetaMakers Institute of Falmouth University at the crossroads of games and art. The 2018 edition of the festival will investigate relationships between games, performance and AI, and will include an art exhibition, interactive robotic installations, live dance performances and a scientific workshop taking place across several venues.

metamakersinstitute.com/gamesasarts

Kondition Pluriel: Enjeux

Friday, 8 June, 2018 - 20:00

Kondition Pluriel: Enjeux
Tickets: Free but booking required
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The Canadian Company Kondition Pluriel is an interdisciplinary digital performance group founded in 2000 by Marie-Claude Poulin and Martin Kusch. Integrating dance and digital arts, the artists have worked to create a language outside established artistic disciplines. They offer experiences outside the norm, blurring the lines between installation and performance.

GAMES AS ARTS/ARTS AS GAMES FESTIVAL 2018

Games as Arts/Arts as Games is a festival organised by The MetaMakers Institute of Falmouth University at the crossroads of games and art. The 2018 edition of the festival will investigate relationships between games, performance and AI, and will include an art exhibition, interactive robotic installations, live dance performances and a scientific workshop taking place across several venues.

metamakersinstitute.com/gamesasarts

Blast Theory : Fixing Point. Games as { performing } Arts International Festival 2018 - 8 June 2018

Friday, 8 June, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:30

Blast Theory : Fixing Point. Games as { performing } Arts International Festival 2018
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Pick up a smartphone, put on your headphones and start to explore. As you walk you hear a stunning electronic score by Chris Clark. Find one of the metal fixing points and hear a fragment of an interview with Anne as she talks about her missing brother. Fixing Point traces the legacy of the conflict in Northern Ireland. What lies hidden and where are we silent?

GAMES AS ARTS/ARTS AS GAMES FESTIVAL 2018

Games as Arts/Arts as Games is a festival organised by The MetaMakers Institute of Falmouth University at the crossroads of games and art. The 2018 edition of the festival will investigate relationships between games, performance and AI, and will include an art exhibition, interactive robotic installations, live dance performances and a scientific workshop taking place across several venues.

metamakersinstitute.com/gamesasarts

Tacita Dean | Event for a Stage | 03 June 2018

Sunday, 3 June, 2018 - 10:00

Tacita Dean: Event for a Stage
Tickets: Free, no booking required
Opening hours: 10.00 till 17.00 | Film duration: 50 minutes

Tacita Dean’s 16mm film Event for a Stage (2015) will be presented over four days at AMATA.

Originally commissioned as a live performance over four consecutive nights for the 2014 Sydney Biennial, it was Dean’s first foray into theatre and her first experience of working with an actor. What resulted was a fierce interplay between the artist and the actor Stephen Dillane as they struggled to understand and accommodate each other’s disciplines. Dean filmed each of the four nights as part of the performance and reworked the footage to explore the interplay between reality and fiction that theatre is built around.

Presented as part of the Groundwork Art Programme: groundwork.art

Image credit/caption
Tacita Dean, 'Event for a Stage' (location photograph) 2014
Image: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London, and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris

Tacita Dean | Event for a Stage | 02 June 2018

Saturday, 2 June, 2018 - 10:00

Tacita Dean: Event for a Stage
Tickets: Free, no booking required
Opening hours: 10.00 till 17.00 | Film duration: 50 minutes

Tacita Dean’s 16mm film Event for a Stage (2015) will be presented over four days at AMATA.

Originally commissioned as a live performance over four consecutive nights for the 2014 Sydney Biennial, it was Dean’s first foray into theatre and her first experience of working with an actor. What resulted was a fierce interplay between the artist and the actor Stephen Dillane as they struggled to understand and accommodate each other’s disciplines. Dean filmed each of the four nights as part of the performance and reworked the footage to explore the interplay between reality and fiction that theatre is built around.

Presented as part of the Groundwork Art Programme: groundwork.art

Image credit/caption
Tacita Dean, 'Event for a Stage' (location photograph) 2014
Image: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London, and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris

Tacita Dean | Event for a Stage | 01 June 2018

Friday, 1 June, 2018 - 10:00

Tacita Dean: Event for a Stage
Tickets: Free, no booking required
Opening hours: 10.00 till 17.00 | Film duration: 50 minutes

Tacita Dean’s 16mm film Event for a Stage (2015) will be presented over four days at AMATA.

Originally commissioned as a live performance over four consecutive nights for the 2014 Sydney Biennial, it was Dean’s first foray into theatre and her first experience of working with an actor. What resulted was a fierce interplay between the artist and the actor Stephen Dillane as they struggled to understand and accommodate each other’s disciplines. Dean filmed each of the four nights as part of the performance and reworked the footage to explore the interplay between reality and fiction that theatre is built around.

Presented as part of the Groundwork Art Programme: groundwork.art

Image credit/caption
Tacita Dean, 'Event for a Stage' (location photograph) 2014
Image: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London, and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris

Tacita Dean | Event for a Stage | 31 May 2018

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 10:00

Tacita Dean: Event for a Stage
Tickets: Free, no booking required
Opening hours: 10.00 till 17.00 | Film duration: 50 minutes

Tacita Dean’s 16mm film Event for a Stage (2015) will be presented over four days at AMATA.

Originally commissioned as a live performance over four consecutive nights for the 2014 Sydney Biennial, it was Dean’s first foray into theatre and her first experience of working with an actor. What resulted was a fierce interplay between the artist and the actor Stephen Dillane as they struggled to understand and accommodate each other’s disciplines. Dean filmed each of the four nights as part of the performance and reworked the footage to explore the interplay between reality and fiction that theatre is built around.

Presented as part of the Groundwork Art Programme: groundwork.art

Image credit/caption
Tacita Dean, 'Event for a Stage' (location photograph) 2014
Image: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London, and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris

NYDC Experience Workshop 2018

Monday, 28 May, 2018 - 10:00

National Youth Dance Company Experience Workshop
Places free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

Come along to this workshop to find out more about NYDC and for your chance to become a company member.

During the workshop you will take part in a warm up class, learn some of the moves from the NYDC productions and create your own work. The workshop will be led by NYDC artists and current company members and is open to dancers aged 15-19 or up to the age of 24 for deaf and disabled dancers. NYDC is a diverse and inclusive company and we welcome applications from all dance styles and experiences. Additional support is available to any dancer who may need it.

Fledge Festival 2018 - Theatre

Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 17:30

Fledge Festival 2018: Theatre & Acting

AMATA Students Take Flight...
Performance from all years on Theatre & Dance.

Performance of Round Heads and Pointed Heads by Bertolt Brecht.

Fledge Festival 2018 - Dance

Thursday, 24 May, 2018 - 15:00

Fledge Festival 2018: Dance

AMATA Students Take Flight...
Performance from all years on Theatre and Dance.

A range of work performed by Dance & Choreography students on Thursday 24 May.

Tremough Follies: Spring Awakening | 19 May 2018 - 20.00

Saturday, 19 May, 2018 - 20:00

Tremough Follies: Spring Awakening
Tickets: £12 Non-Students/£8 Students
Click Here to book online.

'All they say is trust in what is written. Wars are made and somehow that is wisdom.'

Tremough Follies are proud to present their annual musical 'Spring Awakening'.
Spring Awakening is a Tony Award-winning rock musical based on the controversial 1891 play by Frank Wedekind. Set in late-nineteenth century Germany, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. With music performed by a live Orchestra, this landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll.

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater.
Music by Duncan Sheik.
Based on the play by Frank Wedekin.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe: www.mtishows.co.uk

Tremough Follies: Spring Awakening | 19 May 2018 - 14.00

Saturday, 19 May, 2018 - 14:00

Tremough Follies: Spring Awakening
Tickets: £12 Non-Students/£8 Students
Click Here to book online.

'All they say is trust in what is written. Wars are made and somehow that is wisdom.'

Tremough Follies are proud to present their annual musical 'Spring Awakening'.
Spring Awakening is a Tony Award-winning rock musical based on the controversial 1891 play by Frank Wedekind. Set in late-nineteenth century Germany, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. With music performed by a live Orchestra, this landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll.

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater.
Music by Duncan Sheik.
Based on the play by Frank Wedekin.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe: www.mtishows.co.uk

Tremough Follies: Spring Awakening | 18 May 2018 - 20.00

Friday, 18 May, 2018 - 20:00

Tremough Follies: Spring Awakening
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Click Here to join the waiting list.

'All they say is trust in what is written. Wars are made and somehow that is wisdom.'

Tremough Follies are proud to present their annual musical 'Spring Awakening'.
Spring Awakening is a Tony Award-winning rock musical based on the controversial 1891 play by Frank Wedekind. Set in late-nineteenth century Germany, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. With music performed by a live Orchestra, this landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll.

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater.
Music by Duncan Sheik.
Based on the play by Frank Wedekin.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe: www.mtishows.co.uk

Club Solo

Thursday, 17 May, 2018 - 19:00

Club Solo at The Poly, Falmouth
Tickets: £3 + Poly Fund
Click Here to book online.

The Solo Contemporary Performance Forum, Falmouth University and The Poly present CLUB SOLO, an extraordinary evening of short solo performances created by Falmouth University's BA(Hons) Acting students.

Six students will perform stand-up comedy, spoken word, soundscapes, physical theatre, football-chants, songs, poetry, and the odd bit of audience heckling. This eclectic night of solo performance from these emerging artists will include a historical clash of two female-led worlds (imagine May meets Dido) a youth's challenging transition into adulthood, an elederly female offender on community service, a flamenco-infused childhood fantasy during the Spanish Civil war, a clash of cultural identity on the pitch and a women whose body is out of control, with a tummy rumble which screams out loud.

soloperformanceforum.co.uk

Ronnie Cook & Friends

Friday, 11 May, 2018 - 21:00

Ronnie Cook & Friends
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Ronnie Cook and Friends are a Blues/Soul/RnB/Funk inspired band based in the UK. With influences from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and BB King, their music is a combination of vintage and contemporary styles, all with a soulful feel.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

DAY

Friday, 11 May, 2018 - 18:00

DAY
Tickets: Free but booking required
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DAY is a singer/songwriter from Detroit, MI. Her multi-layered performance is rooted in West African spiritualism and explores the themes of ancestral pain, religion, love, and death.

songsbyday.com

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Tash Lake

Friday, 11 May, 2018 - 15:00

Tash Lake
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Inspired by the progressive nature of musicians such as Maggie Rogers, SXA, Jorja Smith, among many others, my music is situated in the contemporary realm of R&B. I have been collaborating with artists of similar creative intentions to find a more upbeat, empowering approach to my sound.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

SPRüDEL Presents: AïDA’s LIVING ROOM

Friday, 11 May, 2018 - 14:00

SPRüDEL Presents: AïDA’s LIVING ROOM
Tickets: Free but booking required
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SPRüDEL will recreate an Aïda-style living room and premiere a few of her tracks. This interactive multi-media installation will be SPRüDEL’s first ever event and will invite you into a dark but dreamy world to reflect Aïda’s thoughts and moods.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

FARE

Friday, 11 May, 2018 - 13:00

FARE
Tickets: Free but booking required
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FARE performs her honest, delicate songs over lo- fi loops and ambient electric guitar, gently touching on themes of mental health, loss and the other not so sad stuff.

facebook.com/FAREmus​

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

listening Lounge 2018 - 11th May

Friday, 11 May, 2018 - 12:00 to 20:00

AMATA Showcase Listening Lounge Featuring:
Tickets: Free

Euan Burdekin-Tripp
Luciid
Zaudio Music Productions
Liam Smith
Elana Atkinson-Sporle
YLLW
Marei
Nikhil
Lily Lyons
Catherine Hillier
Ybot
LOZENJA

Arielle Mileski

Thursday, 10 May, 2018 - 21:00

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

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Dance DJ/Producer Arielle Mileski is definitely one to watch!

Specializing in melody-driven Dance productions, Arielle brings power to her style by mixing euphoric melodies with driving bass and kick combos to tear up the dance floor. Her innovative twists on House and Tech House are just the cherry on top of what promises to be an epic set!

Get ready for one high energy performance you won’t soon forget: Arielle Mileski is here...

facebook.com/ArielleMileskiOfficial

Everything Under The Sun

Thursday, 10 May, 2018 - 20:00

Everything Under The Sun
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Combining their vast acoustic and rock influences, the Northern Ireland born busking duet come together to perform the entirety of their first self-produced album Flesh and Bark.

everything-under-the-sun.bandcamp.com

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase

Saulius

Thursday, 10 May, 2018 - 18:00

Saulius
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Join Saulius for an acoustic, unplugged musical experience. The performance will mark the release of Saulius’ debut album “Write Down Your Dream” which has been recorded at Falmouth University between June 2017 and February 2018. Saulius is a Lithuanian songwriter, vocalist and classical guitarist from Vilnius.

sauliusmusic.com

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Alexander Beckett

Thursday, 10 May, 2018 - 17:00

Alexander Beckett
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Forte’s 1973 publication The Structure of Atonal Music provides the foundations for this Set- Theoretical exploration. The third piece of Schoenberg’s Drei Klavierstücke - Bewegte, will be the seemingly harmonically-unruly subject. Not only will the presentation provide interest to the regular post-tonal listener, but may provide the casual listener an avenue into understanding the uses of Set-Theory in a post-tonal context. Yet, do the uses of Set-Theory may in fact branch out further than one expect..? This a truly unmissable event.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Ezmay Grace

Thursday, 10 May, 2018 - 17:00

Ezmay Grace
Tickets: Free but booking required
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‘Who lives sees, but who travels sees more.’

Join Cornish folk musician and BBC Introducing artist Ezmay Grace for a story of love, travel and adventure at this year’s AMATA Showcase. Become immersed in a tale of incredible experience and exploration of self. Follow a desperate young man as he travels across the World in search of his long-lost childhood sweetheart.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Meg Wassell

Thursday, 10 May, 2018 - 15:00

Meg Wassell
Tickets: Free but booking required
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"A voice that can power a small town"
Dan Edwards, musician

Meg Wassell breathes new life into jazz, blues and soul. Intense, intricate song writing, powerful and potent vocals.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Debbie Simpson

Thursday, 10 May, 2018 - 13:00

Debbie Simpson
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Debbie is a singer and pianist. She is creating a performance of music which takes poetry, and turns it into song. She will also be incorporating songs from other artists, which she has re-imagined for the piano and violin.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Listening Lounge 2018 - 10th May

Thursday, 10 May, 2018 - 12:00 to 20:00

AMATA Showcase Listening Lounge Featuring:
Tickets: Free

Hawen
TREEHOUSE
Anna Stokes
SAMSARA
Ellis Green
Ethan James
Rhys Harrison
MyselfxUs
Prez
Lee Robert
Angus Roberts-Carey (Composer)
Chris Parks

Callum Strange

Thursday, 10 May, 2018 - 12:00

Callum Strange
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Presenting a selection of new Digital musical instruments, including a powerful bass synthesizer and pounding drum machine, alongside a new digital game (insert name here) aimed at introducing young people to music in a fun and informative way.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Hattie Cattell

Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 - 21:00

Hattie Cattell
​Tickets: Free but booking required
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Hattie Cattell is an Folk/Rock singer songwriter from the North, currently based in Falmouth Cornwall and began by artists such as Shilpa Ray, Soko and Mark Lanegan, Hattie's haunting voice explores honest and vulnerable lyricism.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Citations

Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 - 21:00

Citations
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Citations are comprised of four songwriters with a common goal in mind; to write song after song and play gig after gig. Their songs encapsulate hints of youth and love but also serious notes through metaphorical lyrics, hard hitting anthems and good old-fashioned riffs. Originating from a small town in the geographic centre of Cornwall; these lads have built a solid reputation for catchy tunes and energetic shows.

facebook.com/citationsband

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Luke Moss: Depression Diaries

Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 - 20:00

Luke Moss: Depression Diaries
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Depression Diaries is a collection of work written by Luke Moss over the past two years, which are his experiences dealing with his mental health and depression. It will explore stories told through different mediums, using audio and visual content. This immersive piece is based of art installations, but adapted for a live performance. From Raw power, to delicate moments, Luke Moss’s Depression Diaries give you an insight into the mind, exploring positives and negatives of his mental health

facebook.com/lukemossmusic

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Phil Innes

Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 - 19:00

Phil Innes
Tickets: Free but booking required
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2 pieces presented as video documents with headphone sound.

POISON is a participatory audio-visual installation with live performance element. Created in collaboration with a team of creatives at The Radiant Gallery in Plymouth. Poison is an exploration of the emotional, physical, and neurobiological effects on children, of growing up with parents who have alcohol or substance addictions.

46 is a composition for electric guitar. It is an accompaniment to the number 46 bus.

philinnesmusic.co.uk

Pearl Love

Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 - 18:00

Pearl Love
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Through honest song writing and delicate vocals Pearl embraces the beauty found in vulnerability, recalls memories and invites her listeners to experience the world as she sees it. Sincere and evocative, her performance features an array of musicians she’s worked with throughout her time at AMATA.

pearllovemusic.com

Magick Ian

Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 - 16:00

Magick Ian
Tickets: Free but booking required
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One Thousand Days: phantasmagoria

1. Inspired by dream like states and ritual, this piece exhibits the process of discovering my personal identity as an artist. The audio visual installation draws from influences and projects undertaken during the past three years, whilst also reflecting on a life- time of subliminal factors. Explored through film and sound art, the self- filmed sequences layered with collected found sounds and composition, are representational of my creative identity.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Jasper and the Island

Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 - 16:00

Jasper and the Island
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Jasper and the Island is a Country band featuring Olivia Jasper and her wonderfully talented friends. They are inspired by the likes of Kelsea Ballerini, Ward Thomas, Little Big Town and Midland. Jasper and the Island wishes to represent the truth, fun and beauty of country music in it’s simplest form with a strong female narrative.

jasperandtheisland.com

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase

Benjamin Lincoln

Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 - 15:00

Benjamin Lincoln
Tickets: Free but booking required
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‘Vignettes’ is an audiovisual space that investigates the creation of deep immersion. By juxtaposing still image with sound, this work attempts to blur the temporal limits of both mediums, forcing us to move beyond these boundaries and into a space between. Within this space, we are invited simply to exist, experiencing an intimate and immersive relationship to affective audiophotography.

benjaminlincolnsound.com

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Monetté Allison

Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 - 14:00

Monetté Allison
Tickets: Free but booking required
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The Door to Monette’s mind.

Prepare to be enchanted by her deliciously thick, ethereal vocals and raw honest lyrics. She is not one to be missed.

facebook.com/singermonettea

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Kizzy Porter

Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 - 13:00

Kizzy Porter
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Kizzy Porter is a composer and performer based in Truro, Cornwall. Her current pieces of work primarily feature looped guitar patterns, and they showcase a range of different playing techniques.

kizzyportermusic.com

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Charlotte Lloyd-Butler

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 20:00

Charlotte Lloyd-Butler
Tickets: Free but booking required
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‘Graceful, atmospheric indie’ singer-songwriter Charlotte Lloyd-Butler graces the AMATA Showcase. Crafting songs ‘reminiscent of folk artists such as Big Thief and Daughter’, Charlotte and her band work to create a ‘grand soundscape to accompany the delicate lyrics’ whilst preserving the intimacy of her ‘haunting’ voice and acoustic folk roots.

charlottelloydbutlermusic.com

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Unsung Heroines

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 19:00

Unsung Heroines
Tickets: Free but booking required
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“Heave away, Haul away!”, “Come all brother tradesmen!” – British traditional folksong contains many work related songs sung from the male perspective. Our female ancestors did their share and this performance contains rare folksongs which recognise the contribution made to the Industrial Revolution by women.

‘Unsung Heroines’ is produced and scripted by Christina Symons and performed by Christina, together with several friends who lend their amazing singing, playing and storytelling talents to bring this history to life.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

LIPS

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 17:00

Lips
Tickets: Free but booking required
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LIPS - combines dreamy synths and guitars with powerful and sharp rhythms, creating a unique blend of indie, new wave and dream pop. For fans of beautifully simple, sad and selective song writing and bands such as Alvvays, Built To Spill and Real Estate.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Luke Hayes-Middleton

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 15:00

Luke Hayes-Middleton
Tickets: Free but booking required
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I have created all the sound for two games and would love to share them with everyone. They're great fun and everyone should come have a look!

Tedious Cat
Animal Puree

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase

Louise Amanda Music

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 15:00

Louise Amanda Music
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Louise Amanda Music presents ‘This is it’; the immense performance to finish it all.

Calling on all she’s learnt in the last three years, Louise explores themes of perseverance, strength, acceptance, and everything it takes to get there. With taiko drums, strings, vocals, bass, guitar, saxophone, and more, ‘This is it’ is a huge high energy performance bound to make audience members leave in higher spirits that they entered.

louiseamandamusic.com

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Listening Lounge 2018 - 8th May

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 12:00 to 20:00

AMATA Showcase Listening Lounge Featuring:
Tickets: Free

Jay Beale
Box Productions
Daniel Edwards
Dinah Hayward
Florence Bird
Jamie Farnell
Ned Armstrong
Technology (Dary Hodgkinson)
Maddie-Lily
Elf Machiner
Ciaran Coyle
JAKOB
Samantha Jade Webb
Sam Singer

Eliza May

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 12:00

Eliza May
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Eliza May is a local singer-songwriter from Birmingham. She takes inspiration from artists such as Tori Kelly and Corinne Bailey Rae giving her music an indie pop and acoustic feel. As an upcoming artist, Eliza gigs regularly as a solo artist and with a full band, consisting of Sophie Snelling, Jakob Biddle, Jamie Farnell and Nathan Walter. Eliza recently released her latest single called “The Fall” and the essence of her performance will be based around that concept.

elizamaymusic.com

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Andy Holden | Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape LIVE

Saturday, 5 May, 2018 - 19:00

Andy Holden | Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape LIVE
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Through close observation of the adventures and mishaps of Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and Bugs Bunny, artist Andy Holden has analysed the conventions that operate in the virtual realm of the animated cartoon, to come up with ten non-Newtonian Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape.

In this special live performance Holden is transported into the cartoon world via green-screen technology, offering a dazzling journey through the history of animation, critical theory, physics and art, before arriving at contemporary politics and Trump Tower – ultimate proof that the world has now come to resemble a cartoon.

Andy Holden’s live presentation of Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape has been organised by CAST in partnership with Falmouth University’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) as part of the Groundwork season of international contemporary art in Cornwall. A reception for this event has been supported by Cornwall365

Image caption: Andy Holden, 'Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape' (2016), video still, courtesy the artist

Syzygy Dance Company

Friday, 4 May, 2018 - 18:00

Syzygy Dance Company
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Syzygy Dance Company would like to present ‘Circuit’, a performance inspired by the mind and body’s relationship with each other. This piece of work looks at exploring how our movement is influenced by daily experiences in and out of our own minds, responding to things we see and do every day. Circuit collaborates with other forms of art to create an abstract contemporary dance performance.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

The Untrained

Friday, 4 May, 2018 - 18:00

The Untrained
Tickets: Free but booking required
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The Untrained explores the relationship between “untrained” young adults and dance. By placing their movement in a studio setting this four-screen installation piece questions how and why people dance in social situations, such as in clubs, events and raves. Taking inspiration from dance in social situations throughout history The Untrained aims to encourage the audience to question the function and meaning of dance to non-dancers.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Primo Dance Company

Friday, 4 May, 2018 - 13:00

Primo Dance Company
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Introducing Primo Dance Company’s Double Bill.
Our first piece, TRACES seeks to explore ideas of relationships through touch and what may be left behind in the absence of another. CORTEX looks at the simplicity of touch. Together we explore the natural reactions of our bodies and responses to one another.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Tribus

Friday, 4 May, 2018 - 12:00

Tribus
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Tribus presents a triple-bill performance from three very different choreographers. First, Colourful Envision, explores live art by using bodies as paintbrushes, followed by Merched – an exploration in to identity by an all-female cast. Finally, Tenvis Tripudium looks closely at the connections between a human's experiences from an inside and outside viewpoint.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz | 19.00

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 - 19:00

Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz​
Tickets: Free but booking required
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“Only be thou strong and very Courageous”
This year is 100 years since women gained the right to vote.
How much did they have to fight?
1913, London. The militant suffragette movement is at its peak. In the streets and inside Holloway Prison, women of all classes are battling side-by-side for their rights.
Defiant and harsh, Lenkiewicz’s play holds nothing back, delivering a heartbreaking and human portrait of women’s struggle.

Age guidance: 12 yrs +
This production contains loud noises, nudity, and scenes which might cause upset or offence.

This amateur production of “Her Naked Skin” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

NEXUS performs 7 Feet Below

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 - 18:00

NEXUS performs 7 Feet Below
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Examining transparency regarding human emotions, life processes and consolidating bodies together we explore the articulation of the body as if we see through flesh and only see the skeleton. At times you may not be able to define who we are or our representations when we take you on a journey into a different world, our own world. We also want to express the connectivity we attach ourselves to when we are vulnerable and the invisible connection to strangers and people close to us.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz | 14.00

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 - 14:00

Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

“Only be thou strong and very Courageous”
This year is 100 years since women gained the right to vote.
How much did they have to fight?
1913, London. The militant suffragette movement is at its peak. In the streets and inside Holloway Prison, women of all classes are battling side-by-side for their rights.
Defiant and harsh, Lenkiewicz’s play holds nothing back, delivering a heartbreaking and human portrait of women’s struggle.

Age guidance: 12 yrs +
This production contains loud noises, nudity, and scenes which might cause upset or offence.

This amateur production of “Her Naked Skin” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Company LOK

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 - 13:00

Company LOK
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Company LOK is pleased to present HEEDLESS, an upcoming performance that has been created collaboratively. This performance takes the audience on journey through the common feeling of isolation, focussing on the obliviousness of the support around them. The audience is led through the personal stages of realization and overcoming of loneliness.

instagram.com/company_lok

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

She’s What’s Left presents “Disturbing Resonance”

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 - 12:00

She’s What’s Left presents “Disturbing Resonance”
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Blindfolded, you will enter a volatile space where energies change rapidly.
A space full of gang symbols, choreographing robots and an 87 year old violin.

She’s What’s Left. What have we become and what have we lost?
Prepare to be moved physically and emotionally through the experience of disturbing resonance.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Under Milk Wood | 19.00

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 - 19:00

Under Milk Wood
Tickets: Free but booking required
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In this wonderful work by legendary playwright Dylan Thomas, we discover the secret life of the quirky and unusual folk of Llareggub, a small seaside town in the south of Wales. A delightful and peculiar tale, we follow the community from the early hours of one spring morning, to discover their innermost thoughts, ghosts and hidden desires...

This amateur production of “Under Milk Wood (The Definitive Edition)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Metanoia

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 - 18:00

Metanoia
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Metanoia presents ‘Troika’, a triple bill performance exploring individuality through different forms.
‘Encounters’ explores the connectivity between us all as individuals through the physical, technological and experiential.
‘Bridge’ is a physical approach to exploring diversity within the different individualities and ranges of dance styles that this carries.
‘HEAL’ is about the individual healing process of accepting one’s past.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

SPUR Dance Company: Ripe ∧ Ruin

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 - 16:00

SPUR Dance Company: Ripe ∧ Ruin
Tickets: Free but booking required
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It starts with breath…

The unknown
Be brave
Take space
then…
You’re flying.

It is in an instant that it happens, the dance carries you or lets you fall.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Under Milk Wood | 14.00

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 - 14:00

Under Milk Wood
Tickets: Free but booking required
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In this wonderful work by legendary playwright Dylan Thomas, we discover the secret life of the quirky and unusual folk of Llareggub, a small seaside town in the south of Wales. A delightful and peculiar tale, we follow the community from the early hours of one spring morning, to discover their innermost thoughts, ghosts and hidden desires...

This amateur production of “Under Milk Wood (The Definitive Edition)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

Invisus Dance Company

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 - 13:00

Invisus Dance Company
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Invisus presents Virago, an exciting performance that explores and demonstrates the impact of hierarchy, equality, and power. Power of women, power of men, power within the industry, power of mothers is all explored throughout the performance. With this engaging piece, the audience will be exposed to an array of striking movement, created to question the roles of the powerful.

facebook.com/InvisusDance

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

The Trial by Franz Kafka in adaptation by Steven Berkoff | 19.00

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 - 19:00

The Trial by Franz Kafka in adaptation by Steven Berkoff
Tickets: Free but booking required
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“When in this life that demands so mercilessly that we be ready at every moment, can one find a moment to make oneself ready?”
Joseph K wakes up and realises he’s been arrested. He believes that the Law should be accessible to everyone, but on reflection he decides to wait… Joseph K is waiting. Joseph K is accused. What of? Who are those who accuse him? Who is Joseph K? An adaptation of Kafka’s captivating and timeless novel The Trial.

This amateur production of “Trial, The (Berkoff)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

The Trial by Franz Kafka in adaptation by Steven Berkoff | 14.00

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 - 14:00

The Trial by Franz Kafka in adaptation by Steven Berkoff​
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

“When in this life that demands so mercilessly that we be ready at every moment, can one find a moment to make oneself ready?”
Joseph K wakes up and realises he’s been arrested. He believes that the Law should be accessible to everyone, but on reflection he decides to wait… Joseph K is waiting. Joseph K is accused. What of? Who are those who accuse him? Who is Joseph K? An adaptation of Kafka’s captivating and timeless novel The Trial.

This amateur production of “Trial, The (Berkoff)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

FESTEN by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov & Bo Hr. Hansen | 19.00

Monday, 30 April, 2018 - 19:00

FESTEN by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov & Bo Hr. Hansen
Tickets: Free but booking required
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The Hansen’s gather at the family-owned country guest house to celebrate their father, Helge’s 60th birthday. In the wake of their sibling, Linda’s recent suicide, this celebration (‘festen’ in Danish) sees them determined to return to the good old days and be a happy family once again. But the birthday speeches reveal far more than anyone had bargained for. FESTEN is a roller-coaster ride into the heart of a taboo that might make you laugh at things you shouldn’t!

Adapted for the English stage by David Eldridge
Originally produced in London by Marla Rubin Productions Ltd


Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

FESTEN by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov & Bo Hr. Hansen | 14.00

Monday, 30 April, 2018 - 14:00

FESTEN by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov & Bo Hr. Hansen
Tickets: Free but booking required
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The Hansen’s gather at the family-owned country guest house to celebrate their father, Helge’s 60th birthday. In the wake of their sibling, Linda’s recent suicide, this celebration (‘festen’ in Danish) sees them determined to return to the good old days and be a happy family once again. But the birthday speeches reveal far more than anyone had bargained for. FESTEN is a roller-coaster ride into the heart of a taboo that might make you laugh at things you shouldn’t!

Adapted for the English stage by David Eldridge
Originally produced in London by Marla Rubin Productions Ltd


Part of the 2018 AMATA Showcase.

ALPHA ENCORE PRESENTS: SOUND COLLISION

Saturday, 28 April, 2018 - 18:00

ALPHA ENCORE PRESENTS: SOUND COLLISION
Tickets: £5
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FOUR DJ's . FOUR SOUNDS . FIVE HOURS . A collaboration of some of Falmouth's finest DJ Artists. Performing in a four booth set-up, for DJ's to bounce off one another in a cycle of different genres to see who can exhilarate you; the audience. The transformed warehouse and courtyard will establish an atmospheric and social evening to highlight the DJ's Falmouth has to offer, within a unique venue! We are proud to be teaming with Rebel Brewery, ""a multi-award winning, dynamic, independent Cornish microbrewery"". This allows us to have a fully licensed and functioning bar, stocked with your finest drinks for the evening at a reasonable price. This exclusive event will immerse you into a New Space, New People & New Sounds!!

A Creative Events Management Student Event

Grace Clayton Taster Workshop | April 2018

Saturday, 28 April, 2018 - 13:30

Grace Clayton Taster Workshop
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

Beer 'n Food

Saturday, 28 April, 2018 - 13:00

Beer 'N Food
Tickets: £5
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Head down to Hand Bar in Falmouth for a day of beer tasting, food and music. In special collaboration with B-Side Creative Festival who will be showcasing an abundance of art. From 1pm - 8pm at the Old Brewery Yard.

A Creative Events Management Student Event

Study Net

Wednesday, 25 April, 2018 - 15:00

Study Net
Tickets: Free but booking required
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An event to bring together local businesses, Falmouth and Exeter University students. As a team, we are working together with local businesses to identify alternative study spots outside of academic facilities. Our first on the list is Full Bloom. We are kicking this off with guest speakers, a small exhibition, and an art therapy workshop. Talks and Workshops: Aphra Natley- Art Therapist; Rose Lartey- The lovely owner of Full Bloom Cafe and Jon Gladstone- From the amazing charity 'Mind'.

A Creative Events Management Student Event

The Metamorphosis

Saturday, 21 April, 2018 - 19:30

The Metamorphosis
Tickets: £5
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A dynamic new theatrical adaption of Kafka classic: offering, with all available media, a view into Gregor's transformed life, if it can be called a life. If no one panicked he could get on to work as usual. If... 

A Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Event

The F Word Music Industry Forum

Tuesday, 17 April, 2018 - 18:30

The F Word Music Industry Forum
Tickets: £10
Click Here to book online.

The F Word, in partnership with Cornwall Music Network, are hosting a music industry forum on the 17th of April 2018 at The Old Bakery Studios, Truro to support, educate, engage and connect Cornwall's music community. The event will address the current challenges faced by local practitioners, as well as the wider industry issues through a panel of music professionals. This will be followed by a networking session bringing those who are passionate about music together, to share experiences, build connections and create opportunities.

Falmouth University Music and MTEM Students have a specific ticket offer directly with Antti Saario (Head of Music). Details will be circulated shortly about how to book against this ticket offer.

A Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Event

Survifal

Sunday, 15 April, 2018 - 18:30

Survifal
​Tickets: £4
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!DITCH YOUR LAZY SUNDAYS! On Sunday the 15th of April The Kings will be hosting the ultimate games night.With four rounds testing your abilities that you would need to survive a deserted island.Come and support Surfers Against Sewage whilst showing what you are made of!see you there castaways!

A Creative Events Management Student Event

Live at AMATA with Falmouth Alumni

Saturday, 14 April, 2018 - 19:00

Live at AMATA with Falmouth Alumni
Tickets: £5 Student Early Bird / £7 Guest Early Bird
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Exist Project and Cloud 9 invites you to a live showcase, in Studio K at AMATA. Bringing a night of diverse atmospheric sounds, from some of the best of Falmouth University Alumni.

Performances from:
Oliver Rudge
Penelope Isle
Milo Gore
Moreish Idols
Cherry Garcia

This event is in collaboration between BA(Hons) Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management & The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts

Fern Sessions Launch | April 2018

Saturday, 14 April, 2018 - 14:00

Fern Sessions Launch
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Come to the free launch of the new FXU society Fern Sessions! We host live music sessions, interviews and use our website and social media to raise awareness of Falmouth and Exeter University students’ music. Come and be part of this exciting event, where four amazing acts will be performing a wide variety of music, including ukulele singer-songwriter Páll Joensen, funky music from Horses on The Beach, innovative electronic glitch music from Matthew Miller and upbeat folk-pop from The Bonetired. The AMATA Café will be open for light refreshments.

fernsessions.co.uk

Bonkers Bingo for Boobs

Friday, 13 April, 2018 - 19:30

Bonkers Bingo for Boobs
Tickets: £8 in advance/£10 on the door
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Bonkers Bingo for Boobs is a bonkers twist on bingo. There will be a DJ, wacky prizes and £100 cash up for grabs. All in the aid for Coppafeel. Tickets include: a pasty and a drink (please specify any dieteary requirements when booking ticket).

A Creative Events Management Student Event

Freshly Squeezed Presents: Kabasa & Tropical Pressure DJs

Thursday, 12 April, 2018 - 19:00

Freshly Squeezed Presents: Kabasa & Tropical Pressure DJs
Tickets: £8
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Leave the cold outside and get down with some Tropical Pressure. Live 7 piece world band KABASA bring their Salsa, Rumba, Cumbia, Latin funk and more to the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts. Special DJ sets from Tropical Pressure before and after.

KABASA are a 7 piece outfit from penzance, playing music mainly from Cuba, Columbia, and Brazil as well as original songs. Their unique arrangements also have elements of Funk, Boogaloo, Afrobeat, Jazz, Jamaican & West African rhythms and samba. It’s Impossible not to dance!

DJ set to start at 6pm in the AMATA Cafe, followed by live music and Tropical Pressure DJ set from 8pm onwards in Studio K.

A Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Event

Dinner in the Dark - Supported by iSight Cornwall

Thursday, 12 April, 2018 - 18:30

Dinner In The Dark - Supported by iSight Cornwall
Tickets: £7 Non-Members / £5 Members
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“Dinner in the Dark” is a community based event which is collaborated with the charity – iSight Cornwall. The event will incorporate activities such as “Sound bites” to create a “Sound Escape” experience for the attendees.

A Creative Events Management Student Event

SustainaFal

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 - 19:30

SustainaFal
​Tickets: £4
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SustainaFal is an event is to produce a community awareness campaign working with Surfers Against Sewage, the local Falmouth schools and Falmouth Exeter University to help fundraise and raise awareness for Plastic Free Falmouth. While also being educational the event will also be raising money for Sail Against Sewage, an expedition trip to the Antarctic to research about the impact that plastic has on our environment.

This event takes place at Huddle, Falmouth.

A Creative Events Management Student Event

TYPHOON

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 - 13:00

TYPHOON
Tickets: £10 Group of 4/£7 Group of 2
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Take a trip through the ‘Typhoon.’ Going under the canopy, through the blow up assault course and much more. Benefiting Ball Boys, Typhoon is on the 10th of April 1-4PM at Tremough Houses front garden. Do you think you have what it takes to take on TYPHOON?

A Creative Events Management Student Event

Grace Clayton Taster Workshop | March 2018

Saturday, 24 March, 2018 - 13:30

Grace Clayton Taster Workshop
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

Society Slam Down 2018

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018 - 19:30

Society Slam Down
Tickets: £7 in advance/£9 on the door
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Do you want to win a cash prize for your society?

The Society Slam Down returns for its 2nd year! Come down to Studio A at AMATA on Tuesday 20th March to battle it out against other societies to win a cash prize for your society!

Teams must be a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8, tickets cost £7 in advance or £9 on the door, book in advance to ensure your team have a table!

Dress to impress! Dress as your society to win extra points for your team!

A Creative Events Management Student Event.

FXU Performing Arts Showcase 2018

Saturday, 17 March, 2018 - 19:00

FXU Performing Arts Showcase 2018
Tickets are now sold out.
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An evening with the FXU Performing Arts Societies. Come and enjoy a showcase made up of performances from numerous clubs and societies from the university as well as Jason Thomas Performing Arts. The evening will give students a chance to demonstrate the high level of talent and skill developed throughout the university and an opportunity to perform together. We will be accepting donations to raise money for two amazing charities: Mind and Alzheimers Society.

fxu.org.uk

Scratchworks Theatre: The Great Train Robbery

Friday, 16 March, 2018 - 19:30

Scratchworks Theatre: The Great Train Robbery
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions (plus booking fee)
Click Here to book online.

In the early hours of Thursday 8th August 1963, the heist of the century is under way. Signals are scrambled, phone lines cut and millions of pounds of cash – stolen. Five days later the first clues are found, the gang is busted and the rest is history.But what about the ones that got away?

Join the four forgotten females as they leave behind their kitchen-sink lives and embark on a madcap adventure of mischief and mayhem. Using a raucous combination of physical theatre, live music and clowning, Scratchworks will unfold the untold tale of the unlikely female four.

scratchworkstheatre.co.uk

Wardrobe Ensemble: Education, Education, Education

Saturday, 10 March, 2018 - 19:30

Wardrobe Ensemble: Education, Education, Education
Tickets: £16/£14 concessions (plus booking fee)
Click Here to book online.

It's May 1997. Tony Blair has won the election and Katrina and the Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. No one knows who Harry Potter is.

At the local secondary school it's a different story. Miss Belltop-Doyle can't control her year 9s, Mr Pashley has been put in charge of a confiscated tamagotchi and Miss Turner is hoping that this muck up day goes more smoothly than the last. Things can only get better.

Education, Education, Education follows bright but disruptive student Emily Greenslade through the day, as she takes justice into her own hands with far-reaching consequences.

Education, Education, Education is The Wardrobe Ensemble's love letter to the schools of the 90s and asks big questions about a country in special measures, exploring what we are taught and why, and where responsibility lies.

The Wardrobe Ensemble use their trademark inventive theatricality and irreverent humour to explore the stories that have shaped our country's recent political history, and what the future might look like.

Education, Education, Education is a co-production between The Wardrobe Ensemble, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, and Shoreditch Town Hall, supported by Arts Council England.

thewardrobeensemble.com

Lost Dog: Paradise Lost (Lies Unopened Beside Me)

Friday, 9 March, 2018 - 19:30

Lost Dog: Paradise Lost (Lies Unopened Beside Me)
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions (plus booking fee)
Click Here to book online.

A one man staging of Milton’s epic Paradise Lost and not like whatever came into your head when you read the first bit of that sentence.

Combining theatre, comedy and movement this is a journey through the story of the creation of everything condensed into 75 minutes.

A show which brings you the highlights of this well known but often forgotten story beginning with Lucifer’s rebellion and ending with Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the garden of Eden. A single man plays all the characters, creates all the scenes and, despite his best efforts, falls a little short of perfection.

A show for anyone who has created anything (child, garden, paper aeroplane) and then watched it spiral out of control.

A heavenly new take on Milton
(Evening Standard)

The comedy is divine, but the images of love and loss are achingly human
(The Independent)

lostdogdance.co.uk

Rosemary Lee Artist Talk

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 18:00

Rosemary Lee Artist Talk
Tickets: Free but booking required
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Rosemary Lee is a choreographer who makes large-scale, site-specific performances, solo works, short films and video installations that explore our relationship to our environment. She trained at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance and writes and lectures internationally.

Rosemary is developing a new performance for Par beach near St Austell, commissioned by CAST and Dance Republic 2. The performance will be presented as part of the Groundwork season of international contemporary art in Cornwall this summer. She will talk about the development of this work and a range of projects from her 30-year career.


This event is organised CAST as part of Groundwork and hosted by AMATA. Talks are open to students and the public. Admission is free but booking is required.

Groundwork is a three-year project bringing international contemporary art to Cornwall, supported by Arts Council England. Field trips, workshops and events during 2016 and 2017 are building towards a season of new commissions and sited work opening in May 2018.

For more information about Groundwork visit: groundwork.art

Fern Sessions Launch

Saturday, 3 March, 2018 - 15:00

Fern Sessions Launch

Due to weather conditions and the closure of the Penryn Campus we have unfortunately had to cancel and postpone the Fern Sessions Launch event scheduled for Saturday 3rd March 2018. More information will be made available to confirm the new date. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Come to the free launch of the new FXU society Fern Sessions! We host live music sessions, interviews and use our website and social media to raise awareness of Falmouth and Exeter University students’ music. Come and be part of this exciting event, where four amazing acts will be performing a wide variety of music, including ukulele singer-songwriter Páll Joensen, funky music from Horses on The Beach, innovative electronic glitch music from Matthew Miller and upbeat folk-pop from The Bonetired. The AMATA Café will be open for light refreshments.

fernsessions.co.uk

Skillywidden | A St. Piran Nos Lowen (Cornish Dance Night) 2018

Friday, 2 March, 2018 - 19:30

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

Due to weather conditions and the closure of the Penryn Campus we have unfortunately had to cancel the Skillywidden event scheduled for Friday 2nd March 2018. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The box office will contact all ticket holders to issue full refunds over the next few days or early next week if you paid by cash and/or chip and pin directly at our box office in person.


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

Comedy Night: Lou Sanders & Luke McQueen

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 - 19:30

Comedy Night: Lou Sanders and Luke McQueen

Due to weather conditions and our comedians travelling from London, where there is significant travel disruption our Comedy Night on Thursday 1 March has been cancelled.

The event will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Keep an eye out on social media and our website for further updates. The box office will contact all ticket holders to issue full refunds.


Laugh the evening away at AMATA’s first ever comedy night! Tonight’s double bill includes two of the UK’s most talented comedians, Lou Sanders and Luke McQueen.

Lou Sanders talks about her most shameful experiences & somehow manages to fit it into fifty minutes. Lou has been on Russell Brand’s Stand off for red nose day, has appeared on Alan Davies As yet untitled and on the Russell Howard Hour. Lou has written for 8 out of 10 cats, Mock the Week, Stand up for the Week and Miranda.

"Destined for hugeness," Time Out "Something new is happening in comedy," The Independent

Luke McQueen as seen on BBC3, ITV2 and ALL4.

"Nervous laughs at the unpredictability of a lunatic merge into heartier guffaws for his bold set pieces, raw potency and inspired ideas." Chortle

“McQueen knows the rules of comedy and he enjoys burning them” Broadway Baby

“a monstrously overgrown baby that has burst free of its play-pen” The Guardian.

From 18.00, the free Sundown session will take place in the AMATA cafe, with great drinks offers and performances by local DJs.

B Group: Point of Echoes

Friday, 23 February, 2018 - 19:30

B Group: Point of Echoes
Tickets: £14/£12 concessions (plus booking fee)
Click Here to book online.

The year is 1978, isolated from the mainland, Eric Valentine and Bernard Humphries have been stationed at Echo Point lighthouse, somewhere off the coast of England. The unlikely strangers have just begun to lay down foundations for this odd working relationship when the uncanny occurs.

Renowned international choreographer Ben Wright and musician and writer Stuart Warwick collaborate to bring you bgroup’s most intimate and theatrical production to date.

Point of Echoes is a haunting tale of love, death and monsters, blending the tones of a Wes Anderson movie with the eerie dread of The Twilight Zone.

“Giddy, pensive, vulnerable, uncomfortable, sensual..... mysterious yet playfully alive to the moment.”
The Times

benwright.info

Commissioned by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative, Warwick Arts Centre and Dance East

Minima: The Phantom of the Opera

Friday, 16 February, 2018 - 19:30

Minima: The Phantom of the Opera
Tickets: £10 (plus booking fee)
Click Here to book online.

Beneath the sewers of the Paris Opera House dwells a masked figure. He is the Phantom, a hideously disfigured composer whose dream is to turn chorus singer Christine into a diva. Lon Chaney, the “Man of a Thousand Faces”, dominates this classic adaptation of the 1910 novel. His ghastly make-up and outrageous performance made this one of the great classics of American silent film.

Film critic Roger Ebert said in 2004 that “it has always been a question whether The Phantom of the Opera is a great film, or only a great spectacle.” Either way, to see this film in 1925 was a truly shocking experience. Fast-moving and exciting, the film is a dramatic tale of obsession, kidnap, murder and revenge, beautifully tinted throughout and featuring an impressive sequence of early Technicolor as the Phantom appears at a Masked Ball.

This is the original film version of Phantom which inspired numerous remakes. It was a critical and commercial success upon release, as these press quotes from the time contest: an “ultra fantastic melodrama” (New York Times); “produced on a stupendous scale” (Moving Picture World); “probably the greatest inducement to nightmare that has yet been screened” (Variety)

Minima have specialised in live accompaniment to screenings of silent films since 2006. Their electrifying new score for The Phantom of the Opera captures the horror of the story, but also finds pathos, romance and humour. Drums, bass, guitar and cello strike up a thrilling relationship with the film, following the Phantom down into his subterranean nightmare world

“Minima are one of the leading bands accompanying silent film in Europe.” (Robert Rider, Head of Cinema, the Barbican Centre)

“Minima's spine-tingling music clung to each twist of the movie... spellbinding accompaniment.” (The Guardian)

minimamusic.co.uk

The Story of: Love

Friday, 9 February, 2018 - 19:30

The Story of: Love
Tickets: £5/£2 concessions
Click Here to book online.

The Story Of: Love is a gig centered around storytelling, where Lily Lyons, FARE and Charlotte Lloyd-Butler tell the stories that inspired the songs that they have written.

Lily Lyons is a seasoned live performer who sings with clarity, sensitivity, and maturity, and i influenced by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones, Hozier and Lianne La Havas.
****“The purity in the singing and songwriting style of Lily Lyons as performed on her song “After Dark” is exhilarating.” Carleen Anderson, 2013 Jazz FM Uk Vocalist of the Year

FARE is an indie folk musician, who's music is inspired by artists such as Daughter, Grouper and Keaton Henson.
****"Wholly lo-fi and stripped back, a production decision that fits the honesty of FARE’s lyrics and also compliments the soundscape of birds and seaside wonderfully." Feedback Zine on FARE's Overgrown EP, 2017

Charlotte is a 20 years old indie songstress, who draws inspiration from her favourites such as Ben Howard, Lucy Rose, Billie Marten and Bon Iver.
****"Graceful atmospheric indie" New Pantheon Club
****"Haunting" Porthleven Food and Music Festival 2016

In collaboration with Ocean Sound and MTEM Productions

Mergecology 2018

Saturday, 3 February, 2018 - 19:00

Mergecology
Tickets: £5 (plus booking fee)/Under 5's: Free
Click Here to book online.

Merging dancers of all stages in their training to make a truly aspirational programme of live performance.

Featuring brand new choreography for youth dance by local choreographers, graduates and undergraduates. See fresh new talent local youth dance companies, and local school pieces.

With support from Falmouth University, Mergecology offers youth dancers a chance to train perform alongside each other with workshops and then an evening show.

Shallal: Doorways

Friday, 12 January, 2018 - 19:30

Shallal: Doorways
Tickets: £7 Adults/£5 Concessions/£3 Child (plus booking fee)
Click Here to book online.

Local inclusive company Shallal Dance Theatre created two site specific performances, Doorways for the atmospheric grand facade at Godolphin House and Ladders and Footprints inspired by local philanthropist Passmore Edwards around Falmouth Library.

This show brings the best of both shows indoors for a stage production which promises mesmerising improvised dance, ingenious costume and compelling drama.

"beautiful", “Inspiring", " had everything sad, funny, emotional," "enlightening and entertaining', "witty inventive and very engaging"

shallal.org.uk

AMATA Christmas Cabaret 2017

Friday, 8 December, 2017 - 18:00

AMATA Christmas Cabaret 2017
Tickets: Free for students and staff but booking required
Click Here to book online.

AMATA have collaborated with The Events Society this year to present our Christmas Cabaret. Join us to celebrate the festive season and enjoy a wide variety of performance from music, theatre and dance.

Propeller Dance Christmas Sharing 2017

Saturday, 2 December, 2017 - 18:00

Propeller Dance Christmas Sharing 2017
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

A sharing of the choreographic work that has been devised by each of our Propeller groups with their leaders during their sessions over the last term. This will be an exhilarating and extraordinary evening of new dance works and will leave you feeling much better about the state of the world.

propellerdance.co.uk

Gabriele Reuter & Mattef Kuhlmey (Germany/UK): The Amplitude

Saturday, 25 November, 2017 - 19:30

Gabriele Reuter & Mattef Kuhlmey (Germany/UK): The Amplitude
Tickets: £13/£11 concessions (plus booking fee)
Click Here to book online.

Movement and sound collide in space.
Movement that is heard, felt and sensed in the body. Sound constantly shaping and reshaping the room. By tuning into the simple idea of the acoustic wave, The Amplitude reveals the relationship between sound and movement and remixes their channels of perception. With its entire soundscape created live on stage, directly from the amplified and recorded movement of the performer, The Amplitude aims to create resonance with its audience by offering a highly immersive experience of sound in movement.

Part dance performance, part witty physics lecture and part live electronic music concert, The Amplitude is the first collaboration of choreographer and performer Gabriele Reuter and musician and sound technician Mattef Kuhlmey.

‘Showing an honest and thoughtful approach to her work, Reuter manages to draw in even the most diverse range of audience members. A must see artist with an original and thought-provoking approach to choreography.’
Fiona Jackson on Reuter’s Inventory – Arts Award Magazine

‘Through their creative partnership, Reuter and Kuhlmey have created something really special, and definitely something different.’ Alex Hackitt-Anwyl on The Amplitude – Culturised Blog

gabrielereuter.de

Tremough Follies Showcase November 2017

Friday, 17 November, 2017 - 19:30

Tremough Follies Showcase 2017
Tickets: £5 Non-Students/£4 Students
Click Here to book online.

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)
Click Here to book online.

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)
Click Here to book online.

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
Click Here to join the waiting list.

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)
Click Here to book online.

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
Click Here to book online

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
Click Here to book online.

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
Click Here to book online.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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(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
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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*
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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.
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'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.
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Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents you only come across a handful times in your whole life. Her staggeringly beautiful voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song and imbue material with not only profound sweetness but also poignancy and depth.

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
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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
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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.
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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
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A music and dance collaboration, choreographed and directed by Grace Clayton, with musical direction by Patrick Bailey.

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

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

Age recommendation: 6+

Tremough Follies Showcase 2016

Wednesday, 30 November, 2016 - 19:30

Tremough Follies Showcase 2016
Tickets: £5 Non-Students/£4 Students
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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.

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Moscow Drug Club

Saturday, 26 November, 2016 - 20:30

Moscow Drug Club
Tickets: £10 + booking fee
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Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a 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
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A story of shattered friendship, class ceilings, and the hollow reality of the New Labour dream.

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

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

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

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
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Internationally renowned dance artist and DanceEast Choreographic Development Award recipient, Didy Veldman, launches her own company Umanoove with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfilment.

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

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

“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)
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This two hour workshop with internationally renowned dance artist, Didy Veldman, will include warm up, tasking, and partner work. Participants will learn some of the sequences from The Happiness Project 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.
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Hetain Patel’s new one-man show, American Man, imagines a not too distant future where celebrity power and political correctness have reached new heights; where Barack Obama’s post Presidential job is the new head of Apple computers; where Stephen Hawking and Oprah Winfrey provide live
translation for political speeches and rap concerts.

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

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
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You are a child trapped inside an adult’s body, you learnt to mistrust when you were 9 months old, and you have been engaged in a battle with the outside world ever since.

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

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

Age restriction: 14+

themostlyeverythingpeople.com