Hello all Tolmen supporters: WE ARE STILL HERE! The Tolmen is closed – furloughed – probably for the rest of 2020, but be sure we will be back when all this virus stuff is behind us – even if it needs a vaccination to get us there.
While we are closed down we are taking the chance to get the Roof renewal project under way. We have just about scraped enough funding together to allow it to proceed – driven by the immense energies of our Chairperson Tracey Clowes – and it makes sense to get it done during this period of forced closure.
In the meantime, have a read – and a laugh – at this article from The Stage magazine by Ben Duke from LOST DOG DANCE about the joys of Rural Touring:
Those lucky enough to be at his two dance/theatre shows (Paradise Lost and Juliet and Romeo) will remember two of the best things we were lucky enough to attract to the Tolmen Centre. We get a nice mention too! Thanks Ben.
Also, to remind yourself of things we have done pre-lockdown, browse through the listing of our past shows. You’ll be reminded of the amazing things we’ve managed to bring to Cornwall over the past 15 years.
Theatre shows from Kneehigh, Miracle, Pipeline, Theatre Adinfinitum, Paper Cinema, 1927 Theatre, Luke Wright – among many:
And numerous equally amazing music shows – Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones, Talisk, The Budapest Cafe Orchestra, Peggy Seeger, all those Guitar Festivals a few years back. And countless Movies: And Book Club events: And Art Exhibitions: And Cafe Tolmen supporting all these.
Literally hundreds of performances. Far too many to list in fact.
So we have the track record – the history. And we will need to make more history when we get the whole show on the road again after the pandemic. It won’t be easy. We’ll need support. We’ll need new helpers as well as the old hands. But make no mistake – The Tolmen Centre will return to action.
People like what we do. We like doing it. And perhaps the lovely Ben Duke – echoing Lyn Gardner – sees too what we know – that small scale venues, run by enthusiasts, serving their local communities, offer great future prospects for live performance in remote – and not so remote – places
Here’s to the reopening of The Tolmen Centre – whenever it happens
Charlie and Barbara and the Tolmen Team
Don’t forget to try your hand with our ‘Through the Window’ project.
All you have to do is create something – on paper or online – faintly linked to the big Tolmen Centre window. Then send it to the special email address shown below.
It’s hoped that this will lead to an outside exhibition in the Tolmen Centre porch in August and also on this website.
So join in and have a go!