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Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself. Rodney Dangerfield
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November at the Acorn
A month of great music, comedy and drama with something to suit everyone.
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Sunday 6th November 2016 at 7.00pm
"Sunday Nights In at the Acorn" presents our third Film and Debate evening, this time the film is
"The Economics of Happiness"
All tickets £5
Lonely people have never been happy people. And globalization is creating a very lonely planet.” A word we are "programmed" to hate. And yet we all subscribe to it. Or do we? And do we have a choice?
The Economics of Happiness, an incisive documentary that links today’s global crises (climate change, terrorism, the financial crash) with personal malaise (rising levels of depression and the pervasive emptiness of consumer society). The cause? The macroeconomic structure of globalization, a massive conglomerate of megabanks, multinational corporations, and international financial institutions, all constantly expanding in a deregulated environment that takes profit, and never people, as the raison d’être of all things.
The cure? Localization. A return to community, where people can forge connections with neighbors instead of advertising models, and buy food from a nearby farmer instead of the industrial agricultural machine. It is the economic and social bond among fellow citizens, and their very interdependence, insists economic analyst Helena Norberg-Hodge, that allows them to be truly happy.
Yes? or no? What does make us happy? Do you remember the good old days where everyone shared? What went wrong?Room for debate? Join us on Sunday 6th November @ 7.00pm for a screening and lively debate. And the bar will be open....
Minar Pasión derives from the shared history of mining, employing Flamenco dance, traditional Cornish Scoot dance, live Flamenco music, commissioned poetry, narration and visual art.
Hardship, Hope and New Horizons- the Cornish and Spanish Diaspora retold in a new multi-media performance by international dance and theatre company: Claudia Caolín Y Compañia. This latest piece explores the connection between Flamenco and mining, drawing historical parallels between Cornish dance, Flamenco dance and the tradition of a passionate song inspired by working in the Andalusian mines.
The show draws on the wealth of music, dance and imagery inspired by the experiences of mining communities of both southern Spain and Cornwall. Flamenco owes much of its origins to those working in the metal and mining industries, with one particular style, the Taranto, being solely born out of the mining experience. Just as Cornish tin has been a ticket to foreign lands and new horizons, the Spanish Diaspora enhanced Flamenco song and dance through its contact with mining colonies overseas.
A theatrical evening awaits which aims to capture the pathos, drama, colour and excitement inherent within the experience of like-risking and life-changing exodus.
Please see below for a workshop opportunity associated with this production
Sunday 27th November at 7.00pm
Tickets £5 for the 2 hour session
(please bring your own drawing equipment)
Experimental Drawing investigates aspects of drawing from life. We often have a theme. Think drama, think improvisation, think free dance, think 2D /3D, think outside the box.
So far we have drawn a model sideways, in the dark, undressing and dancing. In lines, in circles and on a screen.
And for this week we will look at aspects of drawing that presuppose subjective thinking as opposed to objective thinking. The human element. That intangible that you can't explain........
Unless otherwise stated, tickets for Acorn events can be purchased in advance from:
Cornish Riviera Box Office: Tel: 01726 879500;
or visit your nearest CRBO agent: 'Welcome to West Cornwall', by Penzance train station or The Visitor Information Centre, Guildhall, Street-an-Pol, St Ives.
The Acorn Box Office is open Wednesdays, Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays from 11am - 2pm only for bookings in person. Please note, we can take payment at The Acorn by cash or cheque only. On performance nights, The Acorn Box Office usually opens one hour before the start time of the event.