Did you know you can rent the Tolmen Centre for private parties and weddings for a very modest fee? It has a great atmosphere and is very well equipped.
With the new restrictions coming in just before it was due, we had to cancel Martha Tilston’s eagerly awaited gig on January 2 – a decision made all the more inevitable when a small section of ceiling fell onto the stage a day or two earlier! We hope to rebook Martha later in the year, and would like to thank her and her band, and all those who bought tickets for the event, for their support.
IF (that’s what’s technically called a big ‘if’) conditions allow, we hope to be able to re-open in the spring. See Events for provisional bookings made so far.
The programme for the start of 2015 at The Tolmen Centre is now printed and published, with details on this site as well as the printed leaflet.
One important change to our plans is that The Feast of Fun originally scheduled for 10th January has had to be cancelled. After a break, we hope it’ll reappear next year!
The programme continues with the visit of Steve Knightley on 16th January, develops with some excellent Movies, and gets into top gear in February with some fabulous Theatre and Folk sessions. Cafe Tolmen will be offering pre-show meals at all the events.
The wonderful Tolmen Family Drama Group sessions continue on Thursday nights. There’s already a full complement of youngsters, but more grown-ups are needed to balance the group. Learn about making theatre by joining in with this vibrant group – all you need is enthusiasm and commitment, and being able to turn up on Thursday evenings. Phone Tod Welch on 01326 341045 to find out how to get involved.
Don’t forget that The Tolmen Centre has spaces to rent for all sorts of parties, activities or events, either on a regular basis or for one off occasions. It’s well equipped, comfortable, fully licenced, and the rents are very reasonable.
It’s a good time of year to thank all the many volunteers who help make the Tolmen Centre work. There are too many to name all of them, but they know who they are. The Tolmen Centre couldn’t run without them.
I cannot thank everyone enough for the amazing support given for our ‘Love Me Restore Me’ Campaign. Not only have we reached our target but we have exceeded it by £250. Wow and double wow!!!
What a team/crowd effort – knowing you are there behind this project because you know the importance of the building to the community is phenomenal.
Big hugs from all at the Tolmen Centre
Tracey Clowes xx
Thanks to some new funding we are delighted to be able to restart the Thursday evening Drama group once again run by Jon and Tod Welch at the Tolmen Centre.
Age range is ten to a hundred and it’s open to all, but we are trying to maintain a balance across the age range, so places may initially be limited. It takes place on Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00. Subscription is £1 a session.
If you’re interested please email Tod at email@example.com.
Broadcast live from the Tolmen Centre.
It’s your chance to ask a question and influence debate on the popular Radio Four programme. Free entry. Pre-booking essential.
Some kind soul has nominated us for the West Briton (WOCA) Awards as Best Theatre Venue in Cornwall. Obviously we are delighted and proud, though as the result will be determined mostly by ‘social media’ ie Facebook and Twitter which we don’t really understand or use, we haven’t a chance of winning – especially against The Hall For Cornwall and The Minack who are in a different league from us at The Tolmen Centre. We are community based, in a small village, run by volunteers – a minnow among venues. An honourable last place beckons!
However, we are proud of our record of promoting cutting edge theatre in Cornwall and being both careful and ambitious in what we put on. We also have a good record for having shows developed at our venue – no fewer than 13 companies in the last few years – from 1927, Theatre Adinfinitum, and Paper Cinema – nationally famous names – to most of the best known Cornish companies – Kneehigh, Miracle, Pipeline, Cscape and Cube amongst others have made work with us.
So if any folk feel like whipping up a storm of support for us, the link to circulate for voting is copied below: