Carn to Cove is back for its spring season with a programme bursting with inspiring theatre, music, dance and comedy. Between February and June, audiences can look forward to 53 captivating shows in 36 unique venues across Cornwall.
This week is ACRE Action with Communities in Rural England‘s #VillageHallsWeek, a brand new annual celebration of England’s 10,000 village halls and other community buildings. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase our diverse range of community venues across Cornwall and say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who keep these buildings open and thriving for the benefit of local residents. To mark this auspicious occasion, BBC Local Radio stations commissioned Ian Macmillan to write a poem, which you can read here.
And we wanted to tell you about some new venues that will be programming events with Carn to Cove for the first time this season. Firstly, the Old Bakery in Truro is excited to announce an exciting and eclectic run of events for 2018, in their industrial and atmospheric ground floor space, overlookiing the river in Truro. For standing gigs (200 capacity) to small niche one woman shows, it’s a really exciting and hugely adaptable space that suits our emerging varied line up. This spring they have Wurlitza, Theatre Alibi, Milk Presents…and Sleeping Trees, to mention a few – and you can check out the full line up here.
Another new venue for us is Godolphin Cross Chapel, which has recently been bought by the local residents after a fundraising campaign, which was helped along by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the PM of the United Arab Emirates who has links to the Godolphin racehorse stables! The promoters of the Community Association are looking forward to Adam Bulley and Chas McKenzie performing in the Chapel in April.
But before that, we are really looking forward to visiting St Wenna’s Church in St Wenn on 9th February for the performance by The Devil’s Violin. It’s the first time that the Church as been used for a Carn to Cove event, and the addition of lanterns to light the way up the path and the temptation of hotpot and crumble being served before the show starts promises to make it a memorable night.