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Acted drama requires surrender of one's self, sympathetic absorption in the play as it develops. George P. Baker
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All the latest live events happening here at the Acorn. Full event diary and links to buy tickets and other goodies
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May at the Acorn
A month of great music, comedy and drama with something to suit everyone.
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Please note - unless otherwise stated a £1 theatre fund fee has been added to the price of all tickets to help maintain the Acorn as a community arts venue
It’s hard to believe that the Kernow King has been touring Cornwall and beyond for over six years with three smash hit shows- “Wonders of the Cornish Universe”, “Splann!” and “Minority Rapport”. Not to mention two Christmas shows and the award winning “Trevithick!”.
Taking in glorious sights such Sydney, Glastonbury, Adelaide, Manchester, London (Apprentice), Roche and many more villages, towns and cities in between. All have welcomed the humble King in to their communities. But now the time has come to rap up the last six years of performing, and what better way to do it than to tour our fair nation of Cornwall with Kernow King’s “Greatest Hits”.
“We’ve had some good nights, eh?” says the King, “and some less good ones”. Heckled to the point of the police being called at the Hall for Cornwall, fights up Bugle, homesick in Plymouth and opening for Jools Holland in Ludlow, England in front of 6,000 people where KK barely raised a titter.
Join us for a night of laughs with the best bits and some new bits as KK weaves his way through the Duchy this summer.
Porter Nickerson are a duo that embody the best of what live music has to offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw musicianship that transforms listeners into long-time fans. Willy Porter’s searing finger-picking guitar style deftly blends with Carmen Nickerson’s lush vocals to create an unforgettable sound that resonates long after the last chord fades.
A virtuoso guitarist, Porter has more than ten albums to his catalogue including Dog Eared Dream (1994) which yielded the top 10 AAA single, “Angry Words.” He has shared the stage with rock and pop luminaries such as Jeff Beck, Sting, Paul Simon, Tori Amos and Jethro Tull. Nickerson is an accomplished Jazz, R&B, and Rock vocalist from the Midwest who has also contributed her talents to studio and voice-over work in L.A.
The pair met following the release of Porter’s 2010 album How to Rob a Bank and, finding their musical sensibilities a quick match, began collaborating soon after. The result has been a rich experience of performing and writing: Nickerson’s vocals feature on the yearning “Iowa Sky” from Porter’s 2013 EP Cheeseburgers and Gasoline and on the song “This Train” from 2015’s Human Kindness. In 2016 the pair were featured music guests on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, performing on one of Garrison Keillor’s last broadcasts. With more than five years of stage and studio work under their belts, both Porter and Nickerson were excited to fuse their singular talents on a new album of original co-writes: Bonfire to Ash (2016), produced by Grammy winning producer Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke) and featuring Bassist Zev Katz and Drummer/Producer Ben Wittman.
Tim Edey is brilliant – in every which way. As a guitarist he has few peers. As a box player he’s a magician. As a character he’s off the scale – Colin Irwin, fRoots
“Utterly fantastic. Sheer, wonderful ebullient music” – Mike Harding “Tim Edey plays a host of different instruments to a standard us mere mortals can only dream of. Listen and weep”- Jim Byrne, The Living Tradition
Tim Edey was voted BBC Radio Two’s Musician of the year 2012 (BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS) and “Best duo” with Brendan Power. Tim is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Natalie MacMaster, Altan, Stockton’s Wing, Capercaillie, Brendan Power, Michael McGoldrick, Seamus Begley, Dougie Maclean, The Barra MacNeills, JP Cormier, Shaun Davey, Session A9, Wolfstone, Lunasa, Vinnie Kilduff, Mary Black, Session A9, Julie Fowlis, Frankie Gavin to name but a few…
Tim, now a name on the world stage in his own right after seventeen years of hard work, is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever Melodoen and Guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today!
Originally from Broadstairs in Kent and of Irish descent, Tim honed his style learning from his father Richard a fine guitarist and listening to Ed Boyd, Steve Cooney and Django Reinhardt. He has lived in Ireland and now resides in Perthshire, Scotland where he is based with his family and tours all over the world regularly from.
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Airfish Aerial Arts Present… THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - Come join us in the race to catch up with Alice….before the game is lost, and with it Wonderland!
Find her, succeed in the task she gives you, win a prize and save Wonderland! Clues as to her whereabouts will be hidden in the various vaudevillian, circus and burlesque theatrics, contrived for your entertainment. Similarly, useful information can be provided by the characters that you meet along the way. If only you can make sense of it...this is Wonderland after all!
Follow the White Rabbit !
Airfish Aerial Arts is a collective of aerial circus performers, based in Cornwall, who perform nationally, and who are committed to both providing and generating performance art events, and easy access aerial classes for adults and kids in Cornwall. For more info on their shows, their classes, or to book them, for your event, please contact www.airfishaerialarts.co.uk
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Friday 26th May at 8.00 p.m
Back by demand
Mad Dog Mcrea
Mad Dog Mcrea raise hands, lift feet and start parties wherever they play with their dance-demanding recipe of folk, pop, rock, jazz and bluegrass. Whisking up whistles, fiddles and mandolins to spectacular and infectious effect, these musical magicians are synonymous not only with a damn good party but also with quality musicianship and the odd surprise.
Saturday 27th May at 8.00pm
"A true artist" - Radio 2
Tickets £11 / £13 (on the door)
A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist with five albums and two books to her name, Emily Maguire is truly “a talent to be reckoned with” (R2 Magazine), her strong, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and stunning live performances winning her fans across the globe. After living in a shack in the Australian bush where she made her first two albums, Emily returned to the UK to tour with American legend Don McLean and make her third album ‘Believer’, a ‘masterpiece’ according to Maverick Magazine, with two singles playlisted on Radio 2.
As an advocate for mental health, Emily has been featured several times on Radio 4 including Woman’s Hour, Loose Ends and Midweek, where she was interviewed by Libby Purves talking about her book ‘Start Over Again’. After 2 years out of action, Emily is now back with a new book ‘Notes From The North Pole’ and an acclaimed new album ‘A Bit of Blue’, produced by Nigel Butler, which follows a dark time in her life and is a hauntingly beautiful testament to the human spirit. With its release funded entirely by her fans, ‘A Bit Of Blue’ retains all the underlying trademarks of her emotive, lyric-rich songs.
Unless otherwise stated, tickets for Acorn events can be purchased in advance from:
The Cornish Riviera Box Office : Tel : 01726 879500
Online : crbo.co.uk/acorn
The Acorn Box Office: Tel : 01736 363545
The Acorn Box Office is open Monday to Saturday from 11am - 2pm only for bookings in person. On performance nights, The Acorn Box Office usually opens one hour before the start time of the event.