Events at The Acorn

All the latest live events happening here at the Acorn.

August

Saturday 18th August - 8:00 pm

The Darkside of Pink Floyd

Tickets: £16

The Darkside of Pink Floyd – an established touring band dedicated to the accurate reproduction of the best Pink Floyd LIVE performances

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Thursday 23rd August - 8:00 pm

Escaped Alone

Tickets: £9

Touch Theatre is committed to bringing strong political drama to local venues and is delighted to return once again to the Acorn with an all female cast in this powerful work from one of Britain’s leading playwrights. 

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Friday 24th August - 8:00 pm

Phil King

Tickets: Advance £7/Door £9

“Absolutely Brilliant. He is a Song Weaver” – Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

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Friday 24th August - 8:00 pm

The Odd Folk + Special Guests Foxes Fair Live in Penlee Park

Tickets: £10

“…The best folk band you’ve never heard of!” say The Guardian. A passionately ramshackle quintet, playing their own brand of “triumphant folk” while journeying up and down the country in a vintage Renault 4! Recently seen supporting young troubadour Johnny Flynn and folk legend Steve Tilston, and equally at home on the main stage of the corner of an old barn, the boys treat each ‘giggle’ with the same gusto and aim to make people smile and bounce! 

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Wednesday 29th August - 8:00 pm

Chico Chica

Tickets: £7/With tapas £12

Led by composer Barbara Snow and lyricist Tom Hannah, this four-piece band takes myriad ingredients: tango, chanson, rai, rumba, jazz and cabaret and then stir fry them in the wok of the musicians’ collective subconscious to form an unforgettable evening of song and entertainment.

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Thursday 30th August - 8:00 pm

The Blackheart Orchestra

Tickets: £10

Award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra.

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September

Saturday 1st September - 8:00 pm

Pool Under The Prom

Tickets: £8

Sealed up and forgotten, under Penzance promenade, lies the old underground swimming pool….… but not quite forgotten.
Want to know more? Join Penzance bathers Mary-Anne and Molly, who will share their secrets and take you on an adventure that brings the past to life using authentic material. The multi-media show includes physical performance, film and music.
The show includes a wealth of stories, local and national:  a tea-party and a train trip; Crysede frocks and  Carnival Queens; Titanic survivors and Peeping Toms. Will Mary-Anne and Molly come out of the First World War with their lives intact? And – 20 years on – what will they make of the brand-new Lido?

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Sunday 2nd September - 3:00 pm

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Tickets: £6

At this special Scratch n Sniff screening, audience members will be given a scratch card containing ten weird and wonderful odours that link to key scenes within the film. When prompted, viewers will be invited to scratch and sniff the gel odour.

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Sunday 9th September - 8:00 pm

My Darling Clementine

Tickets: £13

For what began life as something of a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish,  a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets of the 60’s and 70’s , My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape. 3 critically acclaimed albums, over 400 shows across Europe and N. America, numerous accolades and awards have placed the band at the forefront of the burgeoning Americana scene

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Thursday 13th September - 8:00 pm

My Sweet Patootie

Tickets: £13

My Sweet Patootie embraces the fun that makes live music so intoxicating. With a sly wink and a grin, they draw you into a world of carnival barkers and nostalgic romantics, making you feel like you’re a part of it all.

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Friday 14th September - 8:00 pm

Will Keating & Special Guests - Cornish Folk Concert

Tickets: £11 Advance £9 concessions £13 Door

Cornish Folk songs delivered with passion and presence, honesty and intensity. A fitting tribute to the everlasting songwriting of Harry (Safari) Glasson and others before him.. Wills velvety tones combined with world-class musicianship will have you singing along and tapping your feet. Simply a night to remember.

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Saturday 15th September - 8:00 pm

Hendrix, Clapton & Cream performed by Voodoo Room

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Paying tribute to both Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream – Voodoo Room are a stunning high energy “Power Trio” featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians, whose credits include: Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder, Lulu etc.
NO WIGS, NO PANTOMIME – JUST GREAT MUSIC PLAYED BY GREAT MUSICIANS!

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Wednesday 19th September - 8:00 pm

Chantel McGregor

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

When Chantel released her 2011 debut album, Like No Other, one critic said, “Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues-rock and given her own mountain. She doesn’t strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it as if she’s channelling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers”. The album was produced by Livingstone Brown, whose production credits include Ed Sheeran, Robin Trower, and Shakira. The end result was a beautifully crafted debut album that showcased Chantel’s versatility and talent as a singer-songwriter.

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Thursday 20th September - 8:00 pm

The FB Pocket Orchestra

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Takes its listeners back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime & popular dances of the 1920/30s & earlier.

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Friday 21st September - 8:00 pm

Lucid

Tickets: £11

Lucid have a distinctive Folk-Rock sound driven by brilliant vocal harmonies! Their unique honed sound is woven together with violin, guitar, bass and keys, all of which are played to the highest Calibre!

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Saturday 22nd September - 8:00 pm

Rainbreakers

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Rainbreakers create tasty and soulful melodies within a garage-rock style. Clearly having a foothold within the sounds of their own generation, they are quickly building a reputation for being one of the freshest live bands to surface from the UK.

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Thursday 27th September - 7:30 pm

Darke Women

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £8/Students £6/Door £12

Darke Women is a new show by Bec Applebee made as a celebration of the incredible and feisty female characters found within the plays of Nick Darke.

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Saturday 29th September - 8:00 pm

James and Black

Tickets: £14 Advance £16 Door

For those who had never seen Otis Redding or Aretha Franklin perform, go to a concert of Bruce James and Bella Black – this is the best option to close your eyes and go back to pure American sound whose songs echo to this day, for connoisseurs and non-connoisseurs alike. Bruce with his street poetry – “past tense is no more than last night’s wine” – Bella with her voice that tears thoughts and frees the mind of the listener

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October

Thursday 4th October - 8:00 pm

Rachel Harrington

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £9/Door £11

From the Pentecostal pines of Oregon, Rachel Harrington has been a Bob Harris favourite for some time now. Her fifth studio album (out September 2018) is a home-coming of sorts. Hush The Wild Horses is the result of five years largely off the road, homesteading in Oregon, being with family.

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Friday 5th October - 8:00 pm

Remi Harris

Tickets: £12

An exciting evening of Gypsy Swing, Jazz & Blues

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Saturday 6th October - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Singing Workshop by renown vocal coach Helen Porter

Tickets: £15

This singing workshop is for anyone who loves to sing, but who would also like to learn more about good vocal technique.

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Saturday 6th October - 8:00 pm

Bessie Smith - Empress Of The Blues & Jazz supported by The Rag & Moan Men

Tickets: £15

Introducing MA BESSIE AND HER BLUES TROUPE – a narrated show about Bessie Smith “Empress of the Blues and Jazz”
with support from The Rag and Moan Men

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Thursday 11th October - 8:00 pm

Helen Porter - Constant as The World

Tickets: £10

Constant as the World is a solo tour from the singer, pianist and composer Helen Porter.

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Friday 12th October - 8:00 pm

The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra In Concert

Tickets: £13

The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra combine eccentric humour with high energy roots music from around the globe. Funny songs, crazy costumes, and virtuoso music!

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Saturday 13th October - 7:30 pm

Give Me Your Love

Tickets: Adult £11/Children & Concessions £9/Family £32

Theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods of Ridiculusmus are back with a funny, fragile and profound fable based on groundbreaking medical research and real-life war testimonies.

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Sunday 14th October - 7:30 pm

Hyde & Seek

Tickets: £11/Concessions/Children £9

Based on the tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Hyde & Seek is a macabre ghost story with occasional spatterings of vaudevillian humour.
Written by Ben Oldfield / Technical Design by Ciaran Clarke & Michael Tonkin-Jones / Performed by Michael Tonkin-Jones / Produced by Jasmine Cole

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Friday 19th October - 8:00 pm

Kelly Oliver

Tickets: £12

Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, described by The Times as an artist who ‘blends traditional with bold, indie-pop’.

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Saturday 20th October - 8:00 pm

Mitchell & Vincent

Tickets: Advance £8/£10 door

David Mitchell and Graham Vincent are a folk duo from Dorset and Somerset who bring traditional and contemporary styles on Fiddle and Guitar to folk tunes and songs from around the British Isles, as well as original material drawing on the folk traditions, producing their own varied arrangements and great foot-tapping folk music.

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Saturday 27th October - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Hazel O'Connor

Tickets: £18

With Clare Hirst on sax/backing vocals (Bellestars/Communards/David Bowie) & Sarah Fisher on keyboards/ backing vocals (Eurythmics)
2 sets plus a special Meet & Greet after the show – you’re in for a treat!. Unmissable, book early!

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November

Friday 2nd November - 8:00 pm

The Fleetwood Mac Songbook

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

‘Welcome to our little soirée !’
‘The Fleetwood Mac Songbook’ is made up of six experienced musicians who are dedicated to celebrating one of the all time great Rock, Pop & Blues bands in the World – FLEETWOOD MAC.

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Saturday 3rd November - 8:00 pm

Baka Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour

Tickets: Advance £14/Door£16/Concessions£12

2018 is Baka Beyond’s 25th anniversary. In October 1993 their groundbreaking album ‘Spirit of the Forest’ hit the scene to great acclaim. The release is regarded as a classic of the genre.

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Friday 9th November - 8:00 pm

The Best of Keith James

Tickets: £12

One of the UK’s most passionate and enduring concert performers – A chance to experience this finely tuned artist perform a masterclass of sublimely beautiful music.

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Saturday 10th November - 8:00 pm

Elsa Jean McTaggart presents: Eva Cassidy: The Story

Tickets: £10

Eva Cassidy: an icon of acoustic music. Wistful and emotional vocals, beautiful guitar accompaniment, Eva Cassidy had the power to move audiences through her interpretation of well-known songs. Inspired by her favourite artist, award-winning musician Elsa Jean McTaggart presents a brand-new show for 2018 – Eva Cassidy: The Story.

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Sunday 11th November - 7:00 pm

A Commemorative Evening-100th Anniversary of The Ending of World War One

Tickets: £5

 Expect an evening of wonderful poetry, music, film and song, as well as a chance to reflect on the wasted lives of so many talented young men.

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Saturday 17th November - 8:00 pm

Dale Storr

Tickets: £11 Advance £13 Door

“If there is a better New Orleans style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special” – Blues In Britain magazine

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Sunday 18th November - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wenna's Wonderful World

Tickets: All tickets £7

Theatre Arts Fun for children (2-6yrs) and their parents.

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Friday 23rd November - 8:00 pm

Simon & Garfunkel - Through The Years - Performed by Bookends

Tickets: £15

The most authentic sounding concert to the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel.

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Saturday 24th November - 8:00 pm

Sheelanagig + Special Guests The Drystones

Tickets: £14 Advance £15 Door

Sheelanagig for over a decade has brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – added with the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys from the South-West England create a real dynamic which is inherent in both their furious dance medleys as well as their interestingly arranged original pieces.

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Sunday 25th November - 8:00 pm

CHRIS DIFFORD WITH SPECIAL GUEST BOO HEWERDINE

Tickets: £15 Advance £17 Door

Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’

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Thursday 29th November - 8:00 pm

Floatstone

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Floatstone live is honesty in motion. Floatstone defies definition, and as his style keeps evolving, his audiences have been comparing him to an ever widening range of names, like Joni Mitchell, Luka Bloom, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Ry Cooder, Michael Hedges, Neil Young, John Martyn, John Hiatt, Chris Whitley and, yes, Elvis. And many more, actually.

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December

Saturday 1st December - 8:00 pm

Roving Crows

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Over eight years and evolving incarnations Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, a must see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, Celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by pounding tribal rhythms and electronica infused dance grooves

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Thursday 6th December - 8:00 pm

Circe's Diner

Tickets: £10

These acoustic alchemists will take you on the most intoxicating journey that will leave you feeling thoroughly charmed!

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