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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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Café
Open
7:30pm
Friday 24th January

The Remains of Logan Dankworth

by Luke Wright

I believed that Fukayama line: the end of history. But History didn’t end, did it?

Logan Dankworth, columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s. Now, as the EU Referendum looms he is determined to be in the fray of the biggest political battle for years. Meanwhile, Logan’s wife Megan wants to leave London to better raise their daughter. As tensions rise at home and across the nation, something is set to be lost forever.

The third of Fringe First and Stage Award Winner Luke Wright’s trilogy of political verse plays looks at trust and privilege in the age of Brexit.

“Luke Wright’s performances rumble with rage, passion and humour. They are also peppered with brilliantly smart observations. You will leave his show brimming with energy, heart pounding and brain whirring.” The Guardian

Written & Performed by Luke Wright
Directed by Alex Thorpe
Dramaturgy by Sarah Dickenson
Scored by Polly Wright
Lighting Design by Joe Price

Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre, National Centre for Writing, Colchester Arts Centre, Freedom Festival

Running time: 1h
Age Recommendation: 14+

Tickets £10

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Monday 27th January
 - Saturday 14th March

THE FESTIVAL OF CURIOUS PUPPETRY

The Tolmen Centre is participating as a venue in the exciting project The Festival of Curious Puppetry, which is running during February and March in and around the Falmouth area.  Check out curiouspuppetry.com to see the full scope of what is available – there is a whole range of performances, talks, and workshops.   The festival is supported by the Arts Council, Little Angel Theatre, Feast, AMATA and The Poly, and curated by Sarah Wright who  is an Associate Artist of Little Angel Theatre and of Kneehigh.

Café
Open
7:30pm
Wednesday 29th January

Border

When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, she is forced to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.

Tickets £4

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Saturday 8th February

Tales from the Trees

Squashbox Theatre

‘Tales from the Trees’ is a terrific tangle of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy, with a theme that embraces natural history, folklore and ecology.

Listen! The trees have tales to tell. Meet some friendly forest creatures and encounter crazy characters from folklore and fairy tales!…

Tickets £5, Children £2.50, Family £12

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Wednesday 12th February

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story — set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton — tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.

Tickets £4

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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
Open
7:30pm
Sunday 16th February

Flats & Sharps

Flats & Sharps, Cornwall celebrated bluegrass band, will be making their welcome second appearance at the Tolmen Centre on Sunday February 16th 2020.

Delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited Bluegrass to audiences all around the world, Flats and Sharps have been performing their unique take on this music for over eight years. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, their incredible stage presence and energy create an evening that’ll have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time.

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10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 20th February

British Insects Workshop

Nature based workshops and lots more in store. So come along, bring the kids, and enter a world of discovery!

Café
Open
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 a bit over half an hour, followed by a discussion led by designer Tim Spooner in which audience members can 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.

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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
Open
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
Open
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
Open
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, Children £5

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Café
Open
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

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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Café
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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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