WHAT'S ON AT THE OLD CHURCH

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Illustration by Keith Sparrow

Science Adventures:
The Power Pickle

August 7th, 2pm (1 hour)

Coppice Theatre

Our team are in a right pickle! Professor McGuffin’s ground-breaking Sub-Nuclear Optical Transmitter (S.N.O.T.) has stopped working, and it’s jeopardising the whole mission! Now it’s our job to find a way to power it! Join our intrepid scientists on an adventure like no other... Prepare to travel to the deepest depths, and soar to the highest heights! This fantastical show will explore science with fun and accessible adventure stories.

A brand new science show aimed at primary school-aged children, incorporating storytelling, puppetry and music. The team that brought you Science Adventures (2018) brings you a brand new show with completely new characters and three fantastic new stories! For ages 5+

Tickets: £5 + booking fee

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Photo by Pete Cole

St Day Film Night

September 11th, 8pm-10pm

Four2Three Projections

An evening of short films from and about St Day, including: footage from the Old Church's history; animations made by the Day-Light Group with local community groups and the school; events from St Day and films made by local artists. An opportunity to help shape future film nights and vote for the next film screening. 

Tickets: £5 + booking fee

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Photo by The Day-Light Group

Music Bonanza

September 18th, 2pm-10pm

A day of music for all ages showcasing local bands and celebrating the Old Church project, the wonderful acoustics of the venue and the beginning of establishing it as a prime music venue in West Cornwall. A bar and food will be available.

Tickets: Adults £5 / Conc £3  +booking fee (Under 12's FREE)

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Image by Gary Cordingley

Medusa

October 2nd, 7.30pm (1 Hour)

Fundamental Arts

A solo storytelling performance for adults. A retelling of the classic greek myth incorporating on stage looping and soundscape, animation, mapped projection and live streaming. 

"Gary Cordingley takes an ancient Greek myth of power and betrayal, and drags it by its hair into the 21st century. This is a brave, searching, extraordinary storytelling performance, don’t miss it." 

Lisa Schneidau, South Devon Storytellers.

Adults £10 / Children £8 +booking fee

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Whole

October 16th, 7.30pm (1 Hour)

Emma Spearing

A quest to fill the space inside 

 

‘My sister smells of woodsmoke, warm earth, oranges and dust.’ 

 

Whole is a solo show about two people, one of them is on stage the other isn't. In some parts of the world people believe that twins share a soul, so how can you be a twin alone? It is a brutal wander through the shadows of a bluebell wood at dusk, a map of a life written across two bodies. A dive into the depths of what happens when you lose part of yourself. It is a raw, tender, messy love story, a wound splashed in whiskey and haunted by ghosts. 

 

Using autobiographical story-telling, immersive soundscapes, song and striking visual imagery Whole is an exploration of complex grief, identity and belief systems. Brutally honest and tender this is a deep dive into what it means to lose the person who makes us whole.  

 

Supported by Arts Council England, Metal, & winner of Troop New Ideas award seed commission from Cambridge Junction. 

 

Written & performed by Emma Spearing & made in collaboration with Naomi Dawson - Set & Costume design (Young Vic, Kneehigh, Royal Court) Kristina Hjelm - Lighting (RSC, Gecko) Dominic Kennedy - Sound (Paines Plough, Theatre Clywd) & Award-winning theatre maker Jamie Wood -Director & Collaborator

 

"Whole is a profoundly moving exploration about what it takes to go it alone in the wake of tremendous loss and grief. Emma is a consummate performer, warm and honest, and her writing sparkles effortlessly before cracking our hearts." 

Haley McGee, Theatre maker + Founder of Solo Show Creator Labs. 

Tickets: £10 + booking fee (Show suitable for ages 16+)

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Spooky Tales

October 30th, 3pm (1 hour)

Coppice Theatre

Storytelling for all the family. Come in, come in, take a seat, make yourself at home… and prepare yourself for a spooky show of terrible tales, scary stories and gruesome goings-on! 

Tickets: £5 + booking fee

llustration by Holly Summerson