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The Tolmen Centre is at the heart of village life in Constantine, Cornwall. Many residents and friends enjoy events here; a wide and loyal audience has developed for the varied arts programme, and the Centre has built up an excellent reputation in the Comish arts community.

Miracle, Cube, Cscape, and Pipeline theatre companies are regular visitors both to perform and to develop new work.

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Look for the Café Tolmen sign. We’re usually open for meals from 6pm whenever there’s an event at the Centre. Please call us on 01326 341353 to pre-book your meal.

The Tolmen  Centre  is a not-for-profit organisation entirely run by volunteer help – no-one gets paid for their time. This creates a rather special ethos around the place – and allows us to be ambitious in what we promote and undertake.

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Saturday 3rd September 7:30pm

Ten Strings And A Goatskin

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Hailed on two continents as” infectious” and “the best of contemporary/traditional Celtic music” Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio, playing Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms. The band creates a fiery, contagious and unique sound which leaves audiences wanting more.

£11/£10

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Wednesday 7th September 7:30pm

Tolmen Movies: Hail, Caesar!

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Packed with period detail and perfectly cast, Hail, Caesar! finds the Coen brothers delivering an agreeably lightweight love letter to post-war Hollywood

Tickets £4

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Saturday 17th September 7:30pm

What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

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Luke Wright

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.

“Pulsating piece of poetic storytelling”……. Lyn Gardner, Guardian

Tickets £10, £8

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Wednesday 21st September 7:30pm

Tolmen Movies: The Dark Horse

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The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand hero and chess champion – Genesis Potini.

Tickets £4

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Friday 23rd September 7:30pm

Budapest Cafe Orchestra

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Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros Budapest café life and gypsy campfires – with a few surprises along the way, the Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia.

Tickets £10, £8
In association with Carn to Cove

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Wednesday 5th October 7:30pm

Tolmen Movies: Rams

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In a remote valley in Iceland, two estranged brothers must come together to save what’s dearest
to them: their sheep. A touching humanist drama with wonderfully wry, charmingly understated comic moments.

Tickets £4

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Thursday 6th October 7:30pm

Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

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Lost Dog

The story of the beginning of everything inspired by Milton’s Paradise Lost – told through words and music.

A show for anyone who has ever created anything (a child, a garden, a paper aeroplane) then had to watch that wonderful thing spiral out of control.

“an enchanting, very funny show, swooping from the epic to the vulnerable.” The Independent

Tickets £10, £8

lostdogdance.co.uk

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Thursday 13th October 7:30pm

And Then Come the Nightjars

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Theatre 503 and Bristol Old Vic

“You hardly ever see ʻem, only hear them.They fly silent. Itʼs bad luck is Nightjars…”

South Devon, 2001. Local dairy vet Jeff and curmudgeonly farmer Michael are old friends, united by their love of the Devonshire countryside and Jeff’s prize collection of cows. But when the Foot and Mouth pandemic strikes the countryside their friendship – and the resilience of the whole community – is tested to its limits. Bea Roberts’ award-winning play is a touching story of male friendship and a requiem for rural England.

Tickets £10, £8

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Wednesday 19th October 9:30pm

Pipeline Theatre: Spillikin

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Sally has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Her husband, Raymond, is dying. But Raymond is thinking ahead. Already an obsessive archivist, he is also a leading Robotics specialist.Their long marriage has had its ups and downs, but now he can make a better version of himself, to look after Sally after he’s gone. Will she accept it?

Another chance to see Jon Welch’s marvellous play Spillikin, newly recast, as it previews before a major tour.

Tickets £8

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Wednesday 2nd November 7:30pm

Tolmen Movies: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England.

Tickets £4

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Sunday 6th November 7:30pm

Will Kaufman’s Woody Guthrie Show

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Hard Times and Hard Travelin’

The world’s leading expert on Woody Guthrie…as good an interpreter of Woody’s music as you’ll find. Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin’ sets Guthrie’s songs in the context of the American 1930s – the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself.

Such hard-hitting songs as “Vigilante Man”, “Pretty Boy Floyd” and “I Ain’t Got No Home” are brought into conversation with other relevant songs – from Joe Hill’s “The Preacher and the Slave” to “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”. Altogether the show highlights the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie’s most powerful work.

£11/£10

willkaufman.com

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Wednesday 16th November 7:30pm

Tolmen Movies: Embrace of the Serpent

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Embrace of the Serpent features the encounter, apparent betrayal and nally life-af rming friendship between an Amazonian shaman (the last survivor of his people) and two foreign scientists.

Tickets £4

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Friday 25th November 7:30pm

Here I Belong

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Pentabus Theatre

Elsie has lived in the same village all her life.This funny and moving new play shows key moments in Elsie’s life and the life of the village. A sensitive, charming and honest portrayal about changing village life and the right to grow old in your own home.

Tickets £10, £8

In association with Carn to Cove

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Wednesday 30th November 7:30pm

Tolmen Movies: Sing Street

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A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Tickets £4

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Thursday 1st December 7:30pm

The Changing Room

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Tanya Brittain and Sam Kelly created The Changing Room just over two years ago, and have never looked back since. The band won all three categories of the 2015 International Pan Celtic Song Contest: Best Original Song (for Tanya’s shanty-style composition Row Boys Row), Best Traditional Song in a Celtic Language (for their rendition of Delyow Sevi which is on their new album), and Overall Winner.

Sam and Tanya are the two constant members of The Changing Room, and the door is left open for the line-up of other musicians to change and evolve. The band’s five-piece touring line-up includes Jamie Francis on banjo, Evan Carson on percussion and Morrigan Palmer Brown on harp. They are now touring with their second album, Picking up the Pieces.

£11/£10

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Wednesday 14th December 7:30pm

Tolmen Movies: Love & Friendship

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Love & Friendship is a wonderfully crafted story that will charm Austen fans with its wit and sparkling wordplay.

Tickets £4

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