What's on at The Poly this week
By Max Goodman
30th Jan 2023 | Local Features
It could be said that The Poly in Falmouth does a great job of reflecting the town by offering a wide range of events that appeal to all kinds of different people (You can see what the town has to offer this year here: Falmouth confirmed events in 2023).
Each month The Poly hosts a mixture of workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, talks, and community events that often try promote or focus on the county of Cornwall.
Let's take a look through what's on offer just this week:
Bethan Evans: Between Dog and Wolf
Starting on Tuesday 31st of January qt 10:00 AM and running till Saturday 4th of February. This exhibition created by Bethan Evans a student at the university will be free entry and will provide a window into another world with a mythical, fairytale-inspired series.
For more information: Bethan Evans: Between Dog and Wolf.
Cygnets Art School | After School Art Classes for Ages 5-12
This is a weekly term-time art class teaching step-by-step, traditional drawing, painting, and sculpture. There will be unique projects taught by experienced teachers with professional quality materials.
The 5-12 groups are suitable for all abilities, and projects are designed carefully to be stimulating and challenging for everyone. The classes run Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3:45 pm-4:45 pm, the course started earlier this month and will run until the 22nd of March.
For more information or to book your place: Cygnets Art School.
The Poly will be putting on a screening of the 1993 classic Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray. It will take place on Thursday the 2nd of February at 7.30 pm.
For more information or to book your place: Groundhog Day.
Bafta award-winning writer/director Mark Jenkin is back after the success of the film Bait with another film set in Cornwall. This folk horror is set in 1973 on an uninhabited island off the Cornish coast, a wildlife volunteer's daily observations of a rare flower turn into a metaphysical journey that forces her as well as the viewer to question what is real and what is a nightmare.
The screening this week takes place on Friday the 3rd of February, at 7.30 pm but due to popular demand, another screening is available on Tuesday the 7th of February, at 7 pm.
For more information or to book your place: Enys Men.
Venice Carnival Costumed Life Drawing
This two-hour session will offer a range of poses and models in a variety of costumes, transporting you to the city of bridges. Make sure to bring along all your drawing supplies! This untutored session is suitable for all ages and will take place on Saturday the 4th of February, at 11 am.
For more information or to book your place: Venice Carnival Costumed Life Drawing.
Clementine Bogg-Hargroves returns after her sell-out 2021 run and 5-star 2022 run with her Offies nominated one-woman hit show Skank. Taking place on Saturday the 4th of February at 7:30 pm, the show is recommended for 16+.
For more information or to book your place: SKANK.
Musketeer Academy: Rapier Workshop
Swashbuckle Cornwall is offering 2hrs of thrusting and slashing as you develop the skills to handle rapier/single sword for stage and screen. During this workshop, you will get the chance to discover parries, footwork, lunges, and more! As they dive into the world of screen and stage combat.
Suitable for 16 plus, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult but no previous experience is necessary. The workshop will take place on Sunday the 5th of February at 4:00 pm.
(Unfortunately, their Knight School workshop on the same day is sold out)
For more information or to book your place: Musketeer Academy.