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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 Cornish arts community.

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

Look for the Café Tolmen sign. We’re usually open for meals from 6pm when 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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Tolmen Summer Gallery

In April and May, Patrick Thomas and Daniel Kerrison Stock, currently studying Illustration and Painting respectively at Camberwell School of Art will show paintings and some collaborative works.

From June we have a ‘Secret Postcard’ exhibition, with some well known names, raising money for the pre-school.

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7:30pm
Wednesday 25th April

The Florida Project

A precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends’ summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

Tickets £4

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Café
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7:30pm
Friday 27th April

Leviathan

Leviathan is the critically acclaimed work by award winning Cornish choreographer James Wilton.

Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining.

Ahab’s crew are drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction.

Multi-award winning choreographer James Wilton re-imagines Herman Melville’s seminal novel, Moby Dick.

Featuring a cast of six, Wilton’s trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work, Leviathan will have you on the edge of your seat.

It will leave you gasping for air under the sheer ferocity of movement, all accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul.

Leviathan is man versus nature; be careful what you fish for.

Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) from 01326 341353 or online via www.tolmencentre.co.uk

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Friday 4th May

Open Clasp: Key Change

Play screening

We saw this wonderful show live in Edinburgh in 2015 when it won the Carol Tambor Award and was whisked off to New York.

Sadly we couldn’t get the live show to Cornwall, but this film of the stage play is
the next best thing. Devised by women in an HM Prison, The Guardian described it as “exquisite…singing with everyday poetry as if the devising had unlocked a waterfall of creativity.”

“moving, intimate and superbly acted”…..New York Times

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7:30pm
Wednesday 9th May

The Death of Stalin

A sulphurous black comedy about backstairs Kremlin intrigue following the death of Stalin in 1953, superbly cast and acted with icy force byan A-list lineup.

“Michael Palin is outstanding as Molotov…” The Guardian

Tickets £4

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7:30pm
Friday 11th May

Will Keating and Friends

Following two sell out Cornish Folk Concerts held in recent months, Will Keating, one of The Oggymen, brings his talented musician friends to The Tolmen Centre for the first time. Award winning Banjo player John Dowling will be joining Will, along with veteran musician Claudia Colmer on her 300yr old Double Bass. Will Keating will be performing songs from his highly acclaimed debut solo album, Cornwall My Home, and other Cornish folk favourites. Other guest performers will be announced, for what will be a fun filled evening of Cornish Folk.

Pre-show meals available from our cafe from 6pm but ONLY if pre-booked via 01326 341353.

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7:30pm
Sunday 20th May

KEVOS: From this World to the Next

Kevos is dedicated to performing contemporary music by new and established composers to audiences curious about the classical music of today.

From this World to the Next is an intriguing programme of live music and electronics that explores mortality and our sense of other worlds. Featuring works by Jonathan Harvey and newcomers Joanna Baillie, Missy Mazzolli and Jonathan Woolgar, the concert ends with a performance of Steve Reich’s life-affirming Double Sextet.

Promoted with CAST as part of the Groundwork programme

Tickets £10 | £5 (Under 18s, students)

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7:30pm
Wednesday 23rd May

Film Stars don’t die in Liverpool

A tremendous central duo breathe life into the retelling of the real-life romance between a struggling young actor and Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame.

Tickets £4

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7:30pm
Wednesday 6th June

Murder on the Orient Express

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish mysteries ever told. A star strewn cast is directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Tickets £4

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7:00pm
Friday 8th June

Jane Darke & Jim Causley

Acclaimed film-maker Jane Darke’s most recent work celebrates the life of the well-loved Cornish poet Charles Causley who was born 100 years ago. It features interviews with many well-known contemporary poets including Andrew Motion, Simon Armitage and Roger McGough as well as intimate conversations with family and friends. Filmed on location in North Cornwall and Causley’s ancestral Dartmoor village of Trusham, it also features musical settings of Charles’ poems throughout by acclaimed folk singer and relative Jim Causley. There will be a Q&A after the 90 minute film.

Pre-show meals available from 6pm ONLY if pre-booked on 01326 341353.

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7:30pm
Wednesday 13th June

Transition Constantine presents Human Flow

Directed by iconic Chinese artist/ filmmaker Ai Weiwei, this film has remarkable footage of the mass migration of some of the 65 million people who have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II.

Tickets £4

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7:30pm
Saturday 16th June

Great Train Robbery

Scratchworks Theatre

Four train robbers were never caught.What if the anonymous four were women, hired to clean the robber’s hide-out? After all in 1963 who would suspect a woman? Using a raucous combination of physical theatre, live music and clowning Scratchworks uncovers the truth about history’s forgotten women.

Non-stop invention and hilariously funny.

Tickets £10, £8, £5 children

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7:30pm
Wednesday 20th June

Personal Shopper

This ethereal ghost story stars Kristen Stewart as a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him.

Tickets £4

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7:30pm
Wednesday 4th July

After the Storm

A once successful author now working as a private detective gambles away his money and tries to reconnect with his estranged family.

“A story of bittersweet regrets … coloured with gentle humour and observation”..TheGuardian

Tickets £4

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7:30pm
Saturday 28th July

Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

Two of the UK’s acoustic/folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for an evening filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Head to head, neck to neck (guitar necks that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living room song swaps.

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