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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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mid February / March

British Insects

Step back into an era of the first world explorers and natural discoveries, with fascinating curiosities to inspire and ignite a passion for the incredible diversity of wildlife on this beautiful planet. There will be an exhibition of British insect artwork by Rae Gray, with originals, prints and gifts for sale. As well as experts in the field of the Natural World, there will be nature based workshops and lots more in store. So come along, bring the kids, and enter a world of discovery!

Café
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7:30pm
Wednesday 26th February

Bait

“Mark Jenkin’s breakthrough feature is a thrillingly adventurous labour of love – a richly textured, rough-hewn gem in which form and content are perfectly combined. A refreshingly authentic tale of tensions between locals and tourists in a once-thriving fishing village.”……… Mark Kermode

Tickets £4

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Saturday 29th February

THE ASSEMBLY OF ANIMALS BY TIM SPOONER

THE ASSEMBLY OF ANIMALS comes to the Tolmen Centre for two performances. Part installation, part sculpture, and part puppetry performance, this is an exciting addition to our spring programme as part of the  “Festival of Curious Puppetry”. The show, which is suitable for all ages from 3 upwards, lasts about  half an hour, followed by an opportunity for  audience members to  explore the objects used and see how they function.

The Assembly of Animals has been performed widely across the UK and Europe to audiences of all ages and has been part of the British Council Showcase, which takes standout shows from the Edinburgh Fringe to wider audiences.

Performances at 2pm and 5pm

Tickets £5

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Saturday 7th March

IMS Prussia Cove

In association with Carn to Cove

Appealing to all ages, world class musicians are bringing an accessible programme of classical music to Constantine. This will include Weber’s exuberant Clarinet Quintet alongside works by Dvorak, Schumann and the hugely entertaining work Steamboat Bill Junior written by contemporary Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg in homage to Buster Keaton’s silent film of the same name.

Tickets £9, Child £7, Family £25
Free for 8 to 25 year olds – telephone bookings only – quote ‘Cavatina’.

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Café
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7:30pm
Wednesday 11th March

Sorry We Missed You

Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.

“Loach at his most insightful and clear-eyed.”……..Telegraph

Tickets £4

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Café
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7:30pm
Saturday 14th March

DLM

DLM are Andrew Cresswell Davis, Clare Lindley and Brian Mullan. They play guitars, cello, violin and ukuleles, and use three part harmonies to create a sound full of warmth and rich in dynamic contrast. Strong writing, beautifully arranged, and performed by three highly accomplished musicians.

Tickets £10.

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Café
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7:30pm
Saturday 21st March

Twisted Tales 2

Back by popular demand is Twisted Tales Vol. 2; a brand new show by ‘Owdyado Theatre Company touring in 2020. Following on from the huge success of Twisted Tales, which toured across the country in 2018 and 2019, this show is a new trilogy of darkly comic ‘tales of the unexpected.’

Tickets £10, £8, Student/Child over 14 yrs  £5

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7:30pm
Wednesday 25th March

Chris Garrick and John Etheridge

John Etheridge and Chris Garrick have been associated for many years. The duo provides a feast of interplay, improvisation and eclectic repertoire. Both players make extensive use of looping and other effects-creating exotic tapestries of sound, almost orchestral at times, yet can seamlessly switch to the most acoustic sound. They can evoke Reinhardt and Grappelli and then summon up the spirits of the electric avant-garde, atmospheric and hypnotic. They can roar, seduce, whisper. Jazzwise described their relationship as “one of the most potent in European Jazz”.

Tickets £12

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7:30pm
Sunday 26th April

ALL OF ME

Caroline Horton

Directed by Alex Swift and produced by China Plate

Every now and then a piece of theatre crosses our path which is as deeply affecting emotionally as it is magnificent theatrically. Such a piece is ALL OF ME by Caroline Horton.

Derived from her own experiences – almost autobiographical – and full of dark themes of clinical depression – it is also uplifting, and indeed comical in parts.

Caroline Horton is a theatre maker and performer who we have followed since her first show (Olivier Award nominated) ‘You’re Not Like Other Girls Chrissy’ which came to the Tolmen Centre several years ago. She is a truly mesmerising performer, often using her own life experiences as a building block for her theatre.

All Of Me is a dark and difficult play about the depths of depression. Caroline takes us into her own mythical psyche – apologising repeatedly as she does so! – as we are exposed to the inner turmoil of a tortured soul, grappling with suicidal thoughts. While this may sound bleak, Caroline has made a magnificently powerful theatrical experience that is actually, ultimately, optimistic.

★★★★★The Independent

“All of Me is theatrically alive at every moment, even when conveying the deadening weight of depression. And yes, actually, it is ultimately uplifting – but by being raw, honest and elemental, rather than neat or cutesy. I loved it.”

★★★★The Guardian ★★★★Time Out ★★★★The Stage  ★★★★Time Out ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★The List ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★The Wee Review ★★★★Edinburgh Guide ★★★★one4review ★★★★Theatre Weekly

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Sunday 10th May

Talisk

The eagerly anticipated return of this powerhouse trio from Scotland – concertina, guitar and fiddle combine to amazing effect. Their appearance last year earned the band a standing ovation from a packed auditorium, and we expect the same this time round.

Tickets £12 (£6 under 16)

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7:30pm
Saturday 30th May

Lau

Lau will be coming to the Tolmen Centre on Saturday May 20th 2020.  Their ‘Unplugged’ concert tour will feature two sets: the first will be stripped down and all-acoustic, while the second will feature their electronics, loops and wild effects, giving us the best of both worlds.

“…the most musically adventurous trio in British folk – exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best” ***** (Guardian). 
We are expecting high demand for tickets, which are now available and already selling, online only.

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7:30pm
Sunday 21st June

Madison Violet

Tickets £12, £6 (16 and under)

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