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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
Carn to Cove

C-Fylm

Post of Co-ordinator

Job description & key responsibilities

This is a new part-time role (2.5 days a week equivalent) to run an expanded pilot scheme for the C-Fylm project, a partnership between Carn to Cove and the Cornwall Film Festival, funded by BFI Neighbourhood Cinema. There is the potential to extend the project and build C-Fylm into a sustainable film presentation offer for rural communities in Cornwall.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a popular and successful network from its current 11 locations through a pilot phase to providing a long term asset and resource for film across Cornwall. You will be responsible for assisting existing communities to host and develop audiences for their film presentations and recruiting, training and inducting new community volunteers to offer diverse film programming strands across Cornwall.

You will work as part of Carn to Cove’s small team of arts professionals based at Krowji in Redruth. C-Fylm is the film delivery project of Carn to Cove, Cornwall’s rural touring scheme, which is part of the Cornwall Arts Centre Trust group usually known as ACT. You will make quarterly reports to a Steering Group of stakeholders. The post involves flexible working and will require occasional working at evenings and weekends. The post-holder will also be supported by our interns who will be able to assist with social media and marketing work.

Responsible to: Carn to Cove Director

Deadline for applications is 18th November, with interviews being held the following week -  date to be confirmed.

Role Description:

The key tasks are to:

Develop the C-Fylm network of community film clubs in Cornwall
Recruit and support diverse communities to present exciting film programmes
Manage and grow C-Fylm membership and the club benefits offer
Carry out regular postings on C-Fylm’s social media – including Facebook, Twitter and tumblr
Link with funders and national sector organisations: BFI, Cinema for All etc
Negotiate licensing from distributors
Write two reports for our funders
Lead on building this pilot scheme into a sustainable project

Person specification – key competencies:

Essential:

Experienced in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Access
Good communication and marketing skills
Full driving licence
Knowledge and understanding of rural Cornwall
Experienced in community engagement
Ability to work on own initiative
Desirable:

Evidence of experience in social entrepreneurship
Experienced in event management
Design skills, use of Photoshop
Familiarity with film projection and PA system
Experience of using Mailchimp
Access to own transport
Social Media adept – e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram
We will provide training as needed in any specialist areas, including familiarisation with the Carn to Cove database and our systems.

We welcome applications from all members of our communities and operate under the principles of Equal Opportunity, insisting on and promoting equality of opportunity and access to all, regardless of age, race, colour, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, income, education, religious beliefs or cultural heritage.

If you require this job description in another format, please let us know.


Organisational structure

The Co-ordinator is responsible to the Carn to Cove Director; the post has no line management responsibilities.
There is a Project Steering Group made up of Carn to Cove and Cornwall Film Festival staff and/or board members; this group will meet on a regular basis and guide the work of the project. The Carn to Cove team is part of the wider ACT group and works closely with the other ACT projects, with ultimate responsibility resting with the ACT Board of Trustees.


Key conditions of work

Contract 10 month contract in the first instance, but could be extended if more funding becomes available – our ambition is to make it sustainable. The employer is Cornwall Arts Centre Trust Ltd.

Pay Starting salary £9,500 per year (i.e. £19,000 fte)

Holidays 4 weeks a year rising to 5 weeks over 5 years plus bank holidays, pro rata for part-time staff

Hours 18.75 hours per week, i.e. 0.5 full time, worked in accordance with ACT’s Flexible Working Hours policy. The post will include meetings outside of normal work hours. A TOIL system operates, rather than payment of overtime.

Place of work The ACT offices at Krowji, West Park, Redruth, TR15 3AJ. The role will involve attendance at a wide range of meetings and events elsewhere.

Pension ACT has made arrangements for a contributory stakeholder pension to be available to its staff through Marks and Spencer Financial Services. To be reviewed when new pension rules come into force.

Policies ACT has an extensive range of policies contained in the Staff Handbook and these form part of the post’s terms and conditions.

For more info click Here.

Job Application Form: Here.

 

Coming Soon

The Magic Beanstalk

Light Theatre

Jack, his mum and their cow Daisy are in trouble. Their house is leaking, the phones cut off, there’s no food in the fridge - and they’ve got NITS!
 
Something’s got to change and 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, illusion and amazing experiments are used to retell the classic story of Jack and the Giant who lives through the clouds and over the rainbow.
 
The production brings back to Cornwall the world class puppeteers who were last seen in Kneehigh andThe Little Angel’s adaptation of A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings in March last year.

Event Dates

Fri.28th.Nov 2014

18:00

Whitecross Village Hall

Sat.6th.Dec 2014

15:00

Tresmeer Village Hall

Sun.7th.Dec 2014

16:00

Millbrook Village Hall

Sat.20th.Dec 2014

14:30

Wadebridge Town Hall

Sat.20th.Dec 2014

17:00

Wadebridge Town Hall

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Monkey

PuppetCraft

The comic adventures of a fantastical superhero, inspired by the classic Chinese epic story and with a script written specially for PuppetCraft by the brilliant poet Michael Rosen, Children’s Laureate 2007–2009.

Stunning string puppets, antique shadow puppets and live music tell the story of the birth and comic escapades of Monkey - the trickster who hatched from an egg, can fly on a cloud and can transform into anything.

For 24 years PuppetCraft has been touring far and wide, becoming one of Britain's top puppet companies, and a mainstay of the Carn to Cove programme.

Event Dates

Sat.29th.Nov 2014

16:00

The Old Cattle Market

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What the Dickens?

Gonzo Moose

Young Charles Dickens is a rookie reporter on The Morning Chronicle. Whilst investigating the foggy slums of Ye Olde London Towne, he accidently stumbles on a story that could make his reputation.

Follow our hero on the adventure of a lifetime! Expect a world of pockmarked pickpockets, cobwebby convicts, teeming slums, empty marshes, dark secrets, convoluted plots and lots and lots of fog. This inventive and gripping comedy features just three actors playing over 20 roles in 90 mins of fast paced fun and thrilling action.

Brimming with unfeasibly quick costume changes, stupidly surreal characters and wonderfully daft jokes,What The Dickens? has something to entertain the whole family.  Since exploding onto the scene in 2000,Gonzo Moose has become renowned for its accessible brand of stage comedy which combines improvisation, music, physical theatre and clowning.

Their previous shows for Carn to Cove include I’m an Aristocrat, Get Me Out Of Here, Grimm and Grimmerand Is That a Bolt In Your Neck?

Event Dates

Sat.29th.Nov 2014

20:00

Calstock Hall

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Dr Livingstone, I Presume

Miracle Theatre Company

The epic story of one man’s obsession to discover the source of the Nile and transform an entire continent single-handed - and of a woman left behind…

Both a hurrah to courage and endurance and a swipe at the great 19th century ideals, Miracle serves up this curious slice of history in its own inimitable style – and with a huge nod to Victorian Music Hall.

Mixing caustic comedy, seedy songs and second-rate spectacle with dubious magic, dodgy ventriloquism and breath-taking burlesque the show will genuinely appeal to all ages.

Special Offer - Groups of 10+  : Book Ten tickets, Pay for Nine, Get One Free!

Event Dates

Thu.4th.Dec 2014

19:30

Epworth Hall

Sun.14th.Dec 2014

19:30

Grampound Community Hall

Wed.17th.Dec 2014

19:00

Mullion School

Sun.4th.Jan 2015

19:30

Perranporth Memorial Hall

Thu.8th.Jan 2015

19:30

Launceston Town Hall

Sun.11th.Jan 2015

16:00

CAVE, Callington Town Hall

Wed.14th.Jan 2015

19:30

St Ives Guildhall

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Dr Livingstone, I Presume?

Miracle Theatre Company

Miracle Theatre

Dr. Livingstone I Presume?

The epic story of one man’s obsession to discover the source of the Nile and transform an entire continent single-handed - and of a woman left behind…

Both a hurrah to courage and endurance and a swipe at the great 19th century ideals, Miracle serves up this curious slice of history in its own inimitable style – and with a huge nod to Victorian Music Hall.

Mixing caustic comedy, seedy songs and second-rate spectacle with dubious magic, dodgy ventriloquism and breath-taking burlesque the show will genuinely appeal to all ages.

Special Offer - Groups of 10+  : Book Ten tickets, Pay for Nine, Get One Free!

Event Dates

Wed.7th.Jan 2015

19:30

Wadebridge Town Hall

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Dracula

Rabbit Theatre

The team that brought you the award-winning Great Expectations have got their teeth into Bram Stoker’s classic tale of the vampire.

Writer Andrew McPherson, director Simon Harvey and 'outrageously versatile' performer David Mynne bring you Dracula!

Be warned: this monstrous, disturbing (and completely batty) tale of dark deeds and the UnDead will thrill and seduce you.

"Listen to them… the children of the night. What music they make!"

Event Dates

Sat.17th.Jan 2015

19:30

Grampound Community Hall

Sat.31st.Jan 2015

20:00

Blisland Village Hall

Sat.21st.Feb 2015

19:30

The Centre, Newlyn

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Heads South

Heads South combines Afro-Cuban and other Latin influenced rhythms with tuneful melodies in an enthralling repertoire of original compositions and arrangements of classic tunes. The music encompasses memorable new original tunes such as El Cardenal and La Plaza and great new arrangements of loved standards such as Mack the Knife and Guantanamera. For newcomers to this music, think Buena Vista Social Club in a smaller package, add the excitement of Jazz, and imbibe the warmth of a Latin evening…

Event Dates

Thu.22nd.Jan 2015

20:00

The Bosun's, Quay Road

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Salt Roads

Bagas Degol

Some of you will remember Red Letter Days, in which musicians Bagas Degol and writer Anna Maria Murphy performed an evening of music, song and stories on the theme of Feast.

Their new show has also been specially made for Cornish village halls, venues, festivals and feasts – and this time they will be following the Salt Roads around the coast of Cornwall.

Tales and songs of journeys, emigration, and those who wait on shore.

Event Dates

Sat.7th.Feb 2015

19:30

Devoran Village Hall

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Diary of a Lost Girl

Wurlitza

Diary of a Lost Girl traces the story of Thymian, played by mesmerising screen idol Louise Brooks, as her life yoyos between episodes of lightness and innocence, darkness and despair. There are moments of great comedy in this gripping film, in which joy and compassion are found in the most unlikely places.

Wurlitza are a five-piece Cornish band with keyboards, guitars, clarinet, bass, percussion and vocal harmonies specialising in creating live soundtracks to silent films. By adding a mix of classical, blues and pop music they bridge the gap between the centuries, adding a modern twist to extraordinary films. All music is played completely live and includes works by Beethoven, Chopin, Django Reinhart, the Doors, Magic Numbers and Kraftwerk.

“The audience positively fizzed with enthusiasm”  John Hall, festival organiser. 

Event Dates

Sat.28th.Feb 2015

19:30

The Zone, Downderry

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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.
Registered Address: Krowji, West Park, Redruth TR15 3AJ

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