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 12-22 October 2016 at the Poly in Falmouth.
Cupid helps the world to fall in love; now he has fallen in love himself only to discover his powers have deserted him. Will he be able to recover them?
He enlists the help of a magical Campervan and a host of surprising characters. Together they set out on a chaotic road trip that takes them to heart of what’s in our hearts.
Dance theatre innovators New Art Club present Campervan of Love. Based on the myth of Cupid and Psyche, it is a funny, musical, dancing adventure for all the family.
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.
For the first time in Cornwall - Somextro presents a day of discussions, workshops and performances that explore areas of composition, modern musician skills and technology in contemporary classical music.
£5/free for Falmouth University staff and students
You are a child trapped inside an adult’s body, you learnt to mistrust when you were 9 months old, and you have been engaged in a battle with the outside world ever since.
This is a show about the development of the ego, psychological warfare, and throwing one’s toys out of the pram. Bold and comic, this is dance theatre that blends movement, text and music.
The Mostly Everything People have developed this work with support from the AMATA residency scheme.
Age restriction: 14+
Hetain Patel’s new one-man show, American Man, imagines a not too distant future where celebrity power and political correctness have reached new heights; where Barack Obama’s post Presidential job is the new head of Apple computers; where Stephen Hawking and Oprah Winfrey provide live
translation for political speeches and rap concerts.
This two hour workshop with internationally renowned dance artist, Didy Veldman, will include warm up, tasking, and partner work. Participants will learn some of the sequences from The Happiness Project (see pg 10) and will also work with some of the props from the show.
This workshop is for AMATA Students who should book at the AMATA Box Office in person.
For more information, visit Didy Veldman's website
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.
A story of shattered friendship, class ceilings, and the hollow reality of the New Labour dream.
At university the whip-smart, mercurial Johnny Bevan saves Nick, smashing his comfortable, middle class bubble and firing him up about politics, music and literature. Twenty years later, as their youthful dreams disintegrate with the social justice they hoped for, can Nick save Johnny from himself?
Tonight’s performance is a curtain raiser for Scratch Electric Kernow, a six month programme of workshops and showcase performances for young aspiring guitarists, led by leading composer, guitarist and music director, Adrian Lee. The project brings together guitarists from hubs across Cornwall, including Falmouth University and Cornwall Music Service’s Electric Guitar Orchestra, to play in an orchestra of massed electric guitars, which will also include professional guitarists and special guest, Adrian Utley.
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.