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.
The Café Tolmen is often open for meals when there’s an event at the Centre. Please call us on 01326 340630 to pre-book your meal from 6pm.
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.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Tolmen Centre, with some exceptional music and theatre events this summer. We know it’s been a tough year and it may take a while for everyone to be ready to return to live events but we’re ready to welcome you!
As restrictions are gradually relaxed, we hope that the Café Tolmen and full audiences will return, but we will keep you updated. Our online booking system can be easily accessed through the link below.
Saturday July 24th 2021
The Ukelele Orchestra of Constantine
The Ukelele Orchestra of Constantine are a band of friends who have played and sung together for six years, initially with the sole intention of having fun. They have played in venues around Cornwall, engaging audiences with their eclectic mix of melodies and songs. Expect to smile!
They soon realised that they could use their talent to entertain to raise funds for local charities and have kindly offered to donate the proceeds from the concert to the Tolmen Centre “Window Fund”. A big thank you from the Tolmen team!
The £10 ticket (£5 children) includes a pasty and a drink, there is also a raffle, bar and ice creams available.
For tickets please contact Tracey Clowes on 01326 340279
Saturday September 4th 2021
The Odd Folk
The best folk band you’ve never heard of…” say the Guardian; a collection of multi-instrumentalists who swap styles as often as they swap instruments. A “passionately ramshackle” quintet playing their own brand of “triumphant folk” while journeying around Europe in a vintage Renault 4. Equally at home on the main stage or the corner of an old barn, the boys treat each gig with the same gusto, bringing you their high octane, theatrical stories and songs in a journey through just about every genre of music.
£12 (children £6)
Pre-show cafe meals (if permitted) must be booked in advance by phoning 01326 340630.
Saturday October 2nd 2021
Thomas Gabriel, eldest grandson of Johnny Cash, is looking to the future while also honouring the Cash family history. Undoubtedly influenced by his iconic grandfather, Thomas seamlessly blends Country, Americana and Rock to create his personal sound and thus, is carving his very own path. An evening of stories and songs.
Friday October 22nd 2021
Alex Rex are a 4-piece ghost rock band from Glasgow. Masterminded by Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells/ Bonnie “Prince” Billy/ Shirley Collins), the band are made up by Rory Haye (BMX Bandits), Georgia Seddon (Incredible String Band) and Victor Herrero (Josephine Foster). They will perform songs of love, loss and loathing from their new album Paradise (out now on Neolithic Recordings). ‘It freewheels wantonly and earnestly from noise chug to trad country to towering goth ballad’ Record Collector.
Support from Cornish duo We Are Muffy (Nick Duffy and Angeline Morrison.)
Tuesday November 9th 2021
Dynamic Scottish modern folk trio make their welcome return: their last appearance here was a roof-raising triumph: don’t miss them.
One of Scotland’s most popular folk-based groups to emerge in the last decade, chart-toppers Talisk have toured the world stacking up major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, and the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation.
Mohsen Amini (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018), Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong fuse concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a ground-breaking, multi-layered and instantly enthralling signature sound that has captivated audiences around the globe.
Tickets £14 (16 & under £7)
Friday November 19th 2021
‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’
Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Tickets £13.00 (16 & under £6.50)
Saturday December 11th 2021
Kanda Bongo Man
The ultimate in feel-good dance music from the culture-rich mid-Africa!
The man who single-handedly gave the world the infectious Kwasa Kwasa dance; Kanda Bongo Man is one of the most well known stars of world music, and one of the first pioneers of African Soukous music.
Tickets £15.00 (16 & under £7.50)