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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 www.youngpromoters.org

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

Pipeline Theatre Company

Transports

In 1973, a sociopathic fifteen year old finds herself shunted into her final foster home. Her widowed foster mother has a hint of a foreign accent, verbal diarrhoea and a trunk full of secrets.

As youth plays cat and mouse with age, two parallel sets of revelations collide with devastating consequences.

Inspired by the experiences of designer Alan Munden's mother, who was on the last Kindertransport to the UK during the war, the production weaves together two razorsharp performances with film, a sumptuously evocative underscore and a striking stage design.

The actors multirole different parts as the action jumps between wartime and the 70's.

Click here to watch the promotional video

Event Dates

Fri.12th.Feb 2016

19:30

Wadebridge Town Hall

Sun.21st.Feb 2016

19:30

Maker with Rame Community Hall

Thu.17th.Mar 2016

20:00

The Acorn, Penzance

Fri.18th.Mar 2016

19:30

Mullion School

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Light Theatre

The Magic Beanstalk

 Jack, his mum and their cow Daisy are in trouble. The phone ís cut off, there's no food in the fridge - and they've got NITS! What happens next is an exciting adventure for all girls and boys who believe in magic.


Set in present day Cornwall, beautiful hand carved puppets and amazing experiments re-tell the classic story of Jack and the Giant who lives through the clouds and over the rainbow.

* * * * * The Cornishman

Event Dates

Sat.13th.Feb 2016

15:00

Praa Sands Community Centre

Thu.10th.Mar 2016

14:15

Altarnun Village Hall

Wed.23rd.Mar 2016

18:30

Nancledra School Hall

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Go! Next

Go! Next are: Romantic, seductive, hunky, demure. What more could you want? Talent you say?...

Right. Hailing from across the UK the Go! Next crew came together at Falmouth University and play a newly created genre they call ‘luxury jazz’.

The band comprising drums, bass, guitar, piano, and tenor saxophone take on the ideologies of Jazz and turn it on its head, delivering an experience of Jazz unlike anything you will have heard before.

Event Dates

Sat.13th.Feb 2016

19:30

St Endellion Church

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Imbalance

Joli Vyann

Fusing dance and circus, with choreography from internationally renowned Olivier Award nominee Jonathan Lunn, Joli Vyann present Imbalance. Integrating exciting acrobatic skills with athletic yet graceful dance in an energetic and thought-provoking performance that explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are 'in' or 'out' of balance?

It is rare nowadays not to 'log in' at every opportunity - the breakfast table, nights out with friends, even in bed!

How well connected are you?

When and how do we separate ourselves from the virtual chaos surrounding us?

Click here to see details of the Acrobatic Workshop being held at 10.00am Wed.24th January at the Watersports Centre, Falmouth

Event Dates

Sat.20th.Feb 2016

19:30

Academy of Music & Theatre Arts, Penryn

Thu.25th.Feb 2016

19:30

Liskeard School

Fri.26th.Feb 2016

19:30

St Ives Guildhall

Sat.27th.Feb 2016

19:30

Grampound Community Hall

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Joli Vyann

Acrobatic Workshop

 

Acrobatic Workshop

Fusing dance and circus, with choreography from internationally renowned Olivier Award nominee Jonathan Lunn, Joli Vyann present Imbalance.

Integrating exciting acrobatic skills with athletic yet graceful dance in an energetic and thought-provoking performance that explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are 'in' or 'out' of balance?

Alongside their performances, the company are running this acrobatic workshop with Circo Kernow

A limited number of tickets are available to take part, please book in advance

The workshop runs for two hours.

Tickets: £5

Event Dates

Wed.24th.Feb 2016

10:00

Watersports Centre

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Roving Crows

Roving Crows are an original must-see act, with roots in Folk and Celtic music. They play powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms.

Renowned for their high-energy live performance, their shows pull together funked up traditional tunes and catchy original songs. The band comprises fiddle, guitar, bass, percussion and vocals. As well as almost constant national touring, the band has released 2 albums and 2 EPs since their launch in 2009. The most recent album 'Deliberate Distractions' received 4 star reviews in the Financial Times and R2 Magazine amongst many more.

Event Dates

Fri.26th.Feb 2016

19:30

Troon Church Hall

Sat.27th.Feb 2016

19:30

Helland Village Hall

Sun.28th.Feb 2016

19:30

Boscastle Village Hall

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Western Light Pictures

Bronco's House

Bronco's House - one man's quest for a roof.

A young man strives to fulfil his sense of responsibility: the provision of a home for him, his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn child within their own community. With a growing sense of urgency as the housing crisis deepens over the term of the pregnancy, the story unfolds through the actions of six characters, Bronco, the Girlfriend, the Landlord, the Sister, the Farmer andÖ the Stranger. A fight for property, power and the future.

Shot on a clockwork camera, on 16mm black & white negative stock, and processed by hand using an instant coffee based developer.

Event Dates

Fri.26th.Feb 2016

19:30

Academy of Music & Theatre Arts, Penryn

Sat.27th.Feb 2016

19:30

Calstock Hall

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Cheap Date Dance

How We Lost It

 Cheap Date are three women in their early twenties, making work about those things that are both personal and universal; confessions, secrets, memories and fears told through a blend of dance and theatre. They play in the nooks and crannies, those places that are rarely brought to light. Youíre invited to join the club where the private becomes public, the everyday becomes the site of provoking, dynamic performance and the audience can step into a new and exciting world where the normal rules don't apply.

How We Lost It is a piece about who we are now, where we've come from and asks what we've lost (and gained) in between. Cheap Date have lost a lot of things: sleep, fear of judgement, social boundaries, a few partners, youthful good looks, regular menstrual cycles, interest in missionary and a grasp on current affairs. Theyíve got quite good at losing things, and now they know not everything we lose will turn up down the back of the sofa.

Event Dates

Thu.3rd.Mar 2016

19:00

Zennor Buildg, Penwith College

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Cahooty

Hillbilly Show

Travelling down that rocky road to Heartache to Hoedown, Cahooty are back with their latest show 'Hillbilly Highway' featuring the band's energetic and unique acoustic take on familiar songs from over the last 60 years. With multi layered harmony vocals, guitars, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and double bass their show delivers an exciting and original contemporary mix of bluegrass, country blues, rock'n'roll and rockabilly served up with buckets full of humour and enthusiasm.

One of the busiest and most popular bands working in Cornwall over the last 10 years Cahooty perform unlikely songs from different genres and times with an expertise and an original twist that appeals to people of all ages.

Event Dates

Fri.11th.Mar 2016

19:30

Lambeage Hall, Coverack

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North South Theatre

Pals

Pals is a story about two friends who volunteer to join the army after they get seduced by the propaganda given to them by some recruitment officers who visit their local village. They set off with ideas of grandeur and thoughts of adventure and becoming heroes. What they get is bombardments, freezing rain, lice, rats and a stark realisation that human life is fragile.

They deal with life in the trenches as only young soldiers can, with a matter of fact attitude and a sense of humour only men in their situation can understand. This is George and Stan's story and will make you laugh and cry as you share their dugout with them.

Event Dates

Fri.11th.Mar 2016

19:30

Warleggan Jubilee Hall

Sat.19th.Mar 2016

19:30

The Old School, Stoke Climsland

Sun.17th.Apr 2016

19:30

Maker with Rame Community Hall

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Angel Heart Theatre

Freya - A Viking Saga

Freya, a Viking girl and friend of the gods, is in a bit of a pickle. She is about to become a giant's dinner! Freya must use all her wits to escape old Gorm's cooking pot.

The rivalry between the Norse gods and the Frost Giants is brought humorously to life in this colourful re-telling of two famous Viking myths and Freya's own saga. Join us as we go 'a-roving' through the Viking world with this family puppet show, full of boisterous gods, dunderheaded giants and the music of the fjords.

Event Dates

Sat.12th.Mar 2016

14:00

Mount Pleasant Eco Park

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Time Piece

Misbehavin'

An evening with Misbehavin' is a kaleidoscopic musical experience - new arrangements of old jazz favourites, covers of forgotten masterpieces (Abbey Lincoln, Tom Waits) as well as their own original songs. Time Piece is their latest project - songs and instrumentals exploring the mercurial qualities of time...past, present and future.

Featuring vocals (Helen Porter), clarinets (Karen Wimhurst), rhythm guitar (Robin Walter) and guest double bass (James Budden), their distinctive sound draws you into the intimate and then hits you with high-octane soloing. Misbehaviní bring a heady mixture of the known and unknown spiced with a hint of cabaret - best described as musical virtuosity with sassy entertainment!

Event Dates

Sat.12th.Mar 2016

19:30

Millbrook Village Hall

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James Hickman & Sarah Smith

Cousin Jones

Cousin Jones is an exciting and energising duo that features James Hickman (guitar/vocals) and Sarah Smith (violin). Their sound is wonderfully unique and draws its influences from the Gypsy music of Europe, Swing, and the traditional music of America and Britain.

Sarah's virtuoso violin playing is dazzling and beautifully compliments James's pure, soaring voice and driving guitar playing.

Event Dates

Fri.18th.Mar 2016

19:00

Whitecross Village Hall

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Edwina Hayes

Edwina Hayes' beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall.

Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans. Her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over six million plays on You Tube. Edwina sings a selection of her own songs and favourite cover songs, interspersed with lively and good humoured chat.

Event Dates

Sat.19th.Mar 2016

19:00

Townshend Village Hall

Wed.4th.May 2016

18:30

Tresanton Chapel

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cscape

Taste

A delicious romp of a show inspired by the tapestries of Grayson Perry, and relishing our national obsessions with social class and the cultural extremities of food, fashion and style.

Blending theatre, dance, writing and music and brought to you by choreographers Sally Knight (cscape, Kneehigh) and Neil Paris (Fabulous Beast) with writing by Murray Lachlan Young (Radio 2 & 4), Taste weaves its way through the personal idiosyncrasies of a bundle of characters on a hilarious journey that will grab your attention and leave you highly entertained. As refreshing as a nice hot cup of tea!

Event Dates

Wed.23rd.Mar 2016

19:30

Falmouth Poly

Thu.24th.Mar 2016

20:00

The Acorn, Penzance

Fri.25th.Mar 2016

19:30

Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel

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Johanna Graham Quartet

Johanna Graham Quartet preview their new album Rhyme and Reason, which showcases Johanna's love of poetry alongside her innovative and fresh interpretations of jazz standards. With new compositions based on the words of writers as diverse as Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll and E E Cummings, the album showcases Johannaís exciting, expressive and emotive performance style and warm and mellow vocals.

Her band of highly accomplished musicians is Martin Bowie (guitar), Tim Greenhalgh (double bass) and Damian Rodd (drums).

Event Dates

Sat.2nd.Apr 2016

19:30

Blisland Village Hall

Fri.8th.Apr 2016

19:30

Liskerrett Community Centre

Sat.23rd.Apr 2016

20:00

The Old School, Stoke Climsland

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Tessa Bide

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

Featuring beautiful hand-made puppets, live music to sing along to and tap dancing that will make the whole village go home and stick 50ps to their shoes to tap around the kitchen, The Tap Dancing Mermaid is a show for the whole family to enjoy.

Tessa Bide is a children's theatre specialist and children's author with a passion for making theatre that appeals to all ages and that sparks a dialogue between parent and child.

Event Dates

Fri.8th.Apr 2016

16:00

Millbrook Village Hall

Sat.9th.Apr 2016

14:00

Kea Community Centre

Sat.9th.Apr 2016

19:00

Portreath Millennium Hall

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Tangram Theatre Co

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking

Tangram's celebration of the life and ideas of the twentieth century's most brilliant thinker has wowed audiences and critics across the UK and around the world, winning an Off West End Award and a Three Weeks Editors Award.

Ever looked at E=mc2 and thought...um...what?! Then come and join Albert, the genius behind the uber-coolest moustache in science, for a musical comedy lecture like no other, featuring his two wives and mum on the piano, guest star rapper MC Squared, peer-reviewed explanations of his landmark scientific theories and the wurst sausage joke ever!

Event Dates

Thu.21st.Apr 2016

19:30

Falmouth Poly

Fri.22nd.Apr 2016

19:30

Sancreed Village Hall

Sat.23rd.Apr 2016

19:30

North Hill Village Hall

Sun.24th.Apr 2016

19:00

Grampound Community Hall

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Scary Little Girls

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Minute

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Minute is a radio programme on tour and it is coming to your village! Summer Hayes has been made famous for voicing the radio show the Dirk and Daphne Chronicles and finds herself darting around the English countryside with her Stage Manager and Sound Engineer.

Comedy, stories and radio for the communities - what could go wrong?

Event Dates

Sat.23rd.Apr 2016

19:30

Ruan Minor Village Hall

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Jak Stringer

Walking with Wilkie

In the summer of 1850, Wilkie Collins, hoping to make his name as a writer, commenced a walking-for-pleasure tour of Cornwall, which resulted in his book 'Rambles Beyond Railways'. In 2013, Jak Stringer retraced his footsteps, with the aim of bringing stories from his forgotten book alive once more and creating a performance that intertwines the life of Collins with a snapshot of Victorian Cornwall. Did the people of Looe eat their rats? The women of Saltash clean the boots of strangers for sixpence worth of liquor? What saved Logan Rock and why did Collins find a tavern full of babies on the Lizard?

This show combines contemporary live performance, original music and film to make an interesting, humorous and informative production.

Event Dates

Fri.29th.Apr 2016

14:30

St Just in Roseland Institute

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Jeffrey Holland

...and this is my friend Mr Laurel

Fulfilling a long held desire to pay tribute to his hero Stan Laurel, Jeffrey Holland tells this intriguing, funny and often poignant tale of friendship, love and dedication about one of Hollywoodís great film comedians. Jeffrey (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M'Lord) stars in this one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy the show takes place during Laurel's visit to the dying man. Recounting their past success as the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, this is a humorous and touching look at one of the great cinematic partnerships of the last century.

Jeffrey will take part in a Q&A session after the show.

Event Dates

Fri.6th.May 2016

19:30

The Centre, Newlyn

Sat.7th.May 2016

19:30

Perranporth Memorial Hall

Sun.8th.May 2016

17:00

CAVE, Callington Town Hall

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Le Navet Bete

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy and Toto on their fantastical travels along the Road of Yellow Bricks meeting the usual suspects along the way - Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow - as well as some you might not expect!

Will they make it to the Emerald City?

Will the Wicked Witch of the West stop them in their tracks?

Will a Winged Monkey end up in your lap?

Event Dates

Fri.10th.Jun 2016

19:30

North Hill Village Hall

Sat.11th.Jun 2016

19:30

Millbrook Village Hall

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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.
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