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Carn to Cove is Cornwall’s performing arts scheme for rural communities.  We fill our wonderfully varied community halls with poetry, laughter, music, drama, stories and dancing.  Local people choose the live shows they want to see and hear in their halls.  This means we have loads of variety for everyone across Cornwall. 

Carn to Cove works in close collaboration with Cornwall Young Promoters Scheme which enables young people to select and promote shows in their communities. Groups are springing up all over Cornwall!  If you would like to talk about programming work for young people in your venue or need help attracting younger audiences visit

The success of Carn to Cove is founded on the commitment and enthusiasm of the local promoters across the county. Tickets can be booked here or by calling your local hall on the phone number given on the events pages.

Please support your local volunteers who work so hard to make a great night out by making sure you are in the village hall on the night Carn to Cove comes to you!

If you are interested in joining our mailing list, our 200+ volunteers, or wish to enquire about including your community on the scheme, please contact us on 01209 312500.

Tim Smithies and Claire Marshall

Coming Soon

Take Five IMS Prussia Cove

Take Five – IMS Prussia Cove

Five top class professional musicians perform a varied programme of music for violin, viola cello and double bass, presented in an accessible, informative and compelling way. 

For over forty years musicians from across the world have been drawn to Prussia Cove near Penzance, to share their passion for chamber music –
‘the music of friends’.

In musician circles, the IMS name is associated with top quality chamber music performance, attracting both seasoned professionals and outstandingly gifted young players.

Take Five
performers include violinist Lesley Hatfield, leader of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and one of Britain’s most respected violinists;  viola player Tim Boulton, whose career in chamber music has spanned three decades;  and young Cornish double bassist Ted Francis-Smith, who at just 19 years old is one of Britain’s youngest internationally touring musicians.

The first part of the concert features music for various combinations of string instruments from across Europe over the last 300 years, followed by Dvorak’s joyful String Quintet op.77 in G major.


Photo credit : Miles Essex


Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.  Concert starts at 8.00pm

Concert finishes approx.10.15pm

There's plenty of time to walk to Calstock Rail Station after the concert to catch your train back to Plymouth. The Chapel is only a few minutes walk from Calstock Station.

Tickets in advance :
Standard : £8.00    
(£9.00 On The Door)
Friends of Calstock Arts : £7.00
Under18s, Unwaged: £6.00


Event Dates

Fri.4th.Dec 2015


Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel

Event Picture

Click on our venue page for some gorgeous pictures of a selection of our village halls...

Carn to Cove is part of Cornwall Arts Centre Trust Ltd, Charity No. 292138, Company No. 01727731. We are funded by Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.
Registered Address: Krowji, West Park, Redruth TR15 3AJ

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