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Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Plato
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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
Tickets generally sell quickly in advance so we strongly recommend you buy your tickets well in advance.
Limited tickets may be available on the night.
September at the Acorn
Watch out for Sunday's night @ The Acorn your chance to get involved in the creative force behind the arts
A month of great music, comedy and drama with something to suit everyone.
Buy your tickets now for a great night out.
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
£5.00 Cabaret Bar
Sunday Nights in at the Acorn
Film and Debate
A film evening with a twist. Watch a film and then debate its making, subject matter, political stance, potency, bias…. and anything else that is appropriate. Most films will be lesser known rather than mainstream and the choice of film, while ultimately lying with the Acorn, will also be open to debate.
The first film will be "5 Broken Cameras", an award winning documentary about life in Gaza under the watchful eye of the Israelis and although itn is not particuarly political per se it does give a very good insight into life under an occupying force. It will certainly provide room for debate!
Refreshments will be available.
And in case you want to know what the next film will be, we are looking at what makes us happy. Materialism and peace of mind. Or neither or both. The film is "The Economics of Happiness" and looks at Ladakh before and after commercialisation. A fascinating film with lots to talk about....
Tickets available below.
Saturday 10th September 2016
The Odd Folk
with The people's String Foundation
& King Louis
"An acoustic wonder; what rock might be if created in Cambridge rather than Chicago! fROOTS
"The best folk band you've never heard of!" The Guardian
A Farewell to Arms sees The Odd Folk lay down their instruments for a final time. This will be their last Cornish 'giggle' for a while as they embark upon a winter hibernation. So come and celebrate the end of the summer with "The best folk you've never heard of!" who are supported by the incredible People's String Foundation and Penzance's finest DJ King Louis.
The halls will be decked and decorated as the boys take you on a journey of their best work, swapping styles as often as they swap instruments. Also on the night they are shooting the final film in their hugely popular trilogy, How NOT to be in a Band! So dress to impress and you may find yourself on the big screen!
Thursday 29th September 2016 at 7.30pm
Tickets £9 (adv) / £10 (on the door)
“High-energy brilliance.” Folk Radio UK
"The future of folk music is safe in the hands of young musicians like this.” Na-mara
Three of London’s finest new breed of folk musician.
Folk trio TEYR (‘3’ in the Cornish language) evolved out of the London session scene, combining their multiple instruments and voices in every innovative way they can muster
Heavily influenced by the great Irish, Scottish, English and Cornish musicians who've come before, they’ve honed their craft and thrived on weaving diverse threads together.
Also suporting TEYR will be local guitarist, singer and songwriter Theo Black.
Friday 30th September 2016
7.30pm - 12.00pm Tickets £5
Making a welcome return to the Acorn
Northern Soul - R’n’B - Motown
& much much more…
60's & 70's soul, Northern Soul, R'n'B, Tamla Motown, Gospel and much more... it's all here, or should we say still here....
Get here early to hear all 4 of our fabulous Dj's playing on vinyl including:
- Mel Morgan (Plymouth)
- Fraze (Soul Cooking, Falmouth),
- Caroline Dann & Brian Behan (Penzance)
If you need any more information and/or to buy tickets please contact Caroline on 07939 210014
And for some good old fashioned Northern Soul click below........
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.