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Worklight Theatre’s multi-award winning show is a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration. Charting a childhood in 90’s Devon, shifting political landscapes and global refugee crisis, the show uses comedy, storytelling and spoken word. Expect paper planes, racist romances and lots of sticky labels! Using humour and honesty, Labels offers a human story from multicultural Britain, and is touring the UK after an award-winning Australian tour and London run.
“Powerful, important and funny” Emma Thompson
Games as arts/arts as games is an annual festival organised by The MetaMakers Institute of Falmouth University at the crossroads of games and art. With these series of exhibitions, and the associated programme, we intend to contribute to the discussion about games as art forms. Our aim is to bring the discussion forward and beyond academia, opening it up to the general public. This year’s edition will take place from the 11-22 October 2016 at the Poly in Falmouth.
Mesmerising and powerful dance theatre from National Dance Award nominees, Company Chameleon.
Witness, the main piece in this double-bill, turns the spotlight on mental health in a sensitive and unique portrayal of loved ones coping through crisis. Featuring a rich mix of dance and movement styles, Witnessprovides a totally original view on mental illness, delving deep into an issue which effects one in four of us each year. Touching, sad, funny and absurd, this is relevant and up-to-the-minute dance theatre at its best.
Internationally renowned dance artist and DanceEast Choreographic Development Award recipient, Didy Veldman, launches her own company Umanoove with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfilment.
Best known in the UK for productions with Rambert, Northern Theatre and Phoenix Dance Theatre, Didy has also worked with companies all over the world including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Royal New Zealand Ballet and Gothenburg Dance Company.
Graham Fitkin returns to Falmouth with his all-star band as part of a nationwide tour. Mixing high energy grooves, minimalist tendencies and unrelenting stamina, these virtuosic musicians create edgy pulsating sounds reminiscent of Steve Reich and Mike Oldfield with a hint of Balkan folk thrown in. They perform all over the place, from the 2012 Olympics or London's Royal Opera House to Bulgarian and Italian street festivals, and this is a rare opportunity to catch them in Cornwall.
Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience.
Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents you only come across a handful times in your whole life. Her staggeringly beautiful voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song and imbue material with not only profound sweetness but also poignancy and depth.