Events at The Acorn

April

Thursday 9th April - 7:30 pm

In Conversation : Kiran Millwood Hargrave ( Author-'Mercies' )

Tickets: £5

Enjoy an evening with one of the stand-out authors of 2020. Kiran Millwood Hargrave is the well known writer of some outstanding teen fantasy titles like the Girl of Ink and Stars, and the Island at the End of Everything’. Her fabulous new book ‘The Mercies’ is her first adult novel.

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Saturday 11th April - 8:00 pm

The Leylines

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

West-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines are: Steve Mitchell (Vocals/Guitar), Hannah Johns (Violin), Dan Thompson (Electric Guitar), Sean Booth (Bass) and Dave Burbidge (Drums).

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Sunday 12th April - 8:00 pm

The Paperboys

Tickets: £14 Adv £16 Door

Mexican Son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels and a good dose of Country and Bluegrass. It has healthy servings of Ska, Soca and African Highlife and we’ve been known to throw in a little White Boy Reggae. Of course, it also has strains of Soul, Pop and Funk although we are by no means a funk band.

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Monday 13th April - 7:30 pm

Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp

Tickets: £14 / £11 Conc

For over 100 years, Charlie Chaplin has been the world’s best-loved clown. His brilliant comic creation of “The Little Tramp” is the first and most recognisable cinematic icon in history. But his remarkable story of stardom and success has a darker side.
Raised in the horrific, grinding poverty of a Victorian slum, Charlie never knew the security of a stable family. Whilst his parents destroyed themselves with disastrous ambition and

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Penzance
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Thursday 16th April - 8:00 pm

Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal

Tickets: £12

Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal are a Scottish duo rooted in the traditions of Scotland’s music & song. They are both prolific tune & songwriters and their music features many of these compositions alongside old traditional music with a strong influence from Argyllshire and the West highland of Scotland.

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Friday 17th April - 7:30 pm

The John Hackett Band with Special Guest Amy Birks

Tickets: £12 Adv | £15 Door

John Hackett is known for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music and as an accomplished soloist.
The release of the rock album Another Life (on Esoteric Antenna) in 2015 was the catalyst to forming the new John Hackett Band with Nick Fletcher (guitars), Jeremy Richardson (bass, guitars & vocals) and Duncan Parsons (drums) in 2016.

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Penzance
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Saturday 18th April - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

HELEN PORTER SINGING WORKSHOP

Tickets: £15

For singers who enjoy singing in simple, effective harmony and learning about vocal technique. Helen uses fun vocal exercises and easy-to-learn songs to demonstrate aspects of technique including support, how to manage breath and accessing high and low notes – all absolutely vital, especially if you sing in a choir!

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Penzance
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Saturday 18th April - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Helen Porter AFTERNOON SOLO VOICE SESSIONS (6 places only)

Tickets: £45

The solo voice sessions are suitable for singers who might not have had the opportunity to work on their solo voice before, and who feel they would benefit from advice on vocal technique, as well as on confidence, dealing with nerves and performance tips.

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Penzance
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Saturday 18th April - 7:30 pm

Folklore

Tickets: £8/Concessions £6.50

Folklore entwines three past folk stories from across the South West to form a new narrative using contemporary dance and puppetry to show the characters interaction. Original music is composed by Dorset folk-duo Ninebarrow bringing the extra dimension of colour to each scene. Performed by Off the Map Dance Company.

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Penzance
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Friday 24th April - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

MASHA AND DASHA: TWO HEARTS IN ONE [2019] NIFF

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A documentary film by Festival Director, Diana Taylor, and the book The Less You Know The Sounder You Sleep with the author, Juliet Butler.

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Friday 24th April - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

STORMCHASER [USA] & Showdown (WALES) NPZIFF

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

From the USA a film about a young girl who chases storms with her dad. Later on in her middle age she sells storm doors on a door to door basis for her charismatic but unscrupulous boss, a cult-like character who swindles Bonnie out of her commission on her first deal. When Bonnie challenges him his anger turns into a storm of rage like a tornado.

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Penzance
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Friday 24th April - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

FESTIVAL LAUNCH

Tickets: Free entry

The welcome launch marks the start of the third Newlyn PZ International Film Festival. Filmgoers are invited to join the festival organisers and filmmakers for a free drink and the opportunity to network. This is a free event but ticketed, so make sure you book your ticket in advance (tickets are limited to the number of guests permitted in The Acorn bar area).

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Friday 24th April - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A selection of films submitted to the Best Female Director award category - a new category at this year’s festival

Tickets: £4 /£2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of films submitted to the Best Female Director award category – a new category at this year’s festival

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Penzance
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Friday 24th April - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A selection of student films

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of the best student films submitted to this year’s festival

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Penzance
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Friday 24th April - 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

‘INSTA, MOVE OVER...HERE COME THE YAKS’ - A talk from cornish filmmaker Martha Dixon

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

Filmmaker Martha Dixon answers questions about filming, adventure and yaks…. and more, in a special interactive session.

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Penzance
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Friday 24th April - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

A selection of fiction films

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of fiction films submitted to this year’s festival.

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Penzance
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Friday 24th April - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

for sama: Documentary film

Tickets: £7 / £5 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

An award winning film by Waad al-Kateab, filmed in Aleppo Syria over a period of 5 years, about a young family living with conflict in a war zone.

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Penzance
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Saturday 25th April - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

POETRY FILM, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS; A talk given by Lucy English and Sarah Tremlett

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A popular talk by Lucy English and Sarah Tremlett who will discuss how we can respond creatively to the climate emergency and environmental issues.

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Penzance
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Saturday 25th April - 10:15 am - 11:15 am

A selection of the best fiction films, from around the world, submitted to this year’s festival

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of the best fiction films, from around the world, submitted to this year’s festival

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Penzance
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Saturday 25th April - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP In partnership with Penzance Literary Festival

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

Join Marie Mcneill to find out how to turn your story into a film. Marie has written scripts for TV, theatre, film and radio and is a senior lecturer at the School of Film and Television, Falmouth University. She also works as a script editor and consultant.    

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Saturday 25th April - 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

DOCUMENTARY FILM: THE THINGS WE LOVE [2019] aNNABEL aGUIRRE

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

The documentary examines the changing face of Olhão, the people who love it, and the challenge of creating a sustainable future for Olhão without destroying its identity.

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Penzance
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Saturday 25th April - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

animation films

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of animation films submitted to this year’s festival

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Saturday 25th April - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

let's talk knife crime: A talk from Chris Haydon with film clips

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

The growing problem of knife crime, particularly in London where Chris Haydon lives, is explored in this talk with film clips from his projects on the subject.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Saturday 25th April - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

John Urling Clark gives a talk about early women film directors

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A talk by John Urling Clark exploring the importance of early pioneering women film directors in the history of cinema, with original film clips.

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Penzance
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Saturday 25th April - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ANIMATION FILMS : A talk by Morgan Francis, spider eye

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A talk by one of Cornwall’s leading animators, Morgan Francis from Spider Eye.

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Penzance
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Saturday 25th April - 7:00 pm

Bait: BAFTA Award Winner

Tickets: £8 Adult £6 Conc Includes Free Pasty with tickets bought in advance WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A screening of Mark Jenkin’s film, set in Cornwall, followed by dancing with Money to the Moon – a Penzance-based five-piece band playing acoustic Cornish Celtic music from the past 400 years. 

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Sunday 26th April - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

a selection of five short documentary films

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of documentary films chosen from submissions to this year’s festival

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Sunday 26th April - 10:30 am - 11:30 am

A selection of cornish films

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of eight short Cornish films

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Sunday 26th April - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Poetry Films

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

A selection of poetry films from this year’s submissions

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Penzance
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Sunday 26th April - 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

A selection of films from Iran from this year’s submissions

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

FILMS FROM IRAN

A selection of films from Iran from this year’s submissions
Hermit, Deadwater, Bridge, Under the Blade

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Sunday 26th April - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DOCUMENTARY FILM : MAKING MARKS [2018]

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

Making Marks is a short documentary exploring the reasons why Tony Shiels has been painted out of the St Ives art scene.

During the 1950s-1960s in St Ives, Tony was cutting the mustard with some of the most well-known artist’s from that period. That all changed in the 70s.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
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Sunday 26th April - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

FILM & TV AUDIO WORKSHOP

Tickets: £4 / £2 Concessions WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

Whilst at Boom Post, Gibran recorded ADR for top-quality programmes – one example being Game Of Thrones. Gibran will be giving useful tips on how to get the best sound for your film or TV programme.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Sunday 26th April - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE INSULT [2017]

Tickets: £7/£5 (concession available only if pre-booked) WEEKEND FESTIVAL PASS £25

Filmed in Lebanon, directed by Ziad Doueiri (The Middle East Tarantino). A gripping court case that reflects the turbulence of Middle Eastern politics.

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Penzance
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May

Saturday 2nd May - 8:00 pm

The Cabarats + support from Samantics

Tickets: £10 Adv | £13 Door | £7 conc

The Cabarats bring a new musical experience to the global underground, combining traditional Balkan and Middle Eastern sounds with lively reggae and ska.
Using a collection of intriguing instruments such as accordion, oud, keyboard and brass, the band have dazzled a wide range of audiences from festival crowds to private functions and community events.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 8th May - 8:00 pm

Faeland

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Based in Bristol and Stroud, UK, Faeland fuse deep folk tradition and acoustic instrumentation with an innovative and subtly experimental approach to contemporary music

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Thursday 14th May - 7:30 pm

Julu & Heg + Tom Dale

Tickets: £8 Adv £10 Door

After just over a year playing music together, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall have taken the folk scene by storm – they’ve already played Cambridge, Sidmouth and Glastonbury festivals – with their unusual and fresh approach to folk music. Their songs, which are a mixture of traditional and original, are reflections of the world around them.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Friday 15th May - 7:30 pm

Ella Turk-Richards + support act Land Of Contrasts

Tickets: Advance £9/Concessions £7/Door £11

Ella Turk-Richards is a talented singer-songwriter, she has performed in the South West for over two decades.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Sunday 17th May - 7:30 pm

Robert White: The Tank Top Tour 2

Tickets: £15

Following on from the success of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, and his debut comedy Tour ‘The Tank Top Tour – 2019’, unique and hilarious musical comedian, Robert White, brings you more, but this time with a little of his personal journey, life ups and downs and some quirky tales into the bargain.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Sunday 24th May - 8:00 pm

Danni Nicholls + support from Liam Jordan

Tickets: £11

With the wind in her sails from receiving consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations (2017 ‘UK Album of the Year’ for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 ‘UK Artist of the Year’), plus touring with legends such as Shakin’ Stevens and Lucinda Williams, singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride.

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Penzance
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Sunday 31st May - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Kyle Carey

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Kyle Carey’s unique trans-Atlantic fusion includes influences of the American Folk Anthology, the traditional music of Cape Breton, Ireland and Scotland, and the Appalachian poetry of Louise McNeill.

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Penzance
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June

Thursday 4th June - 7:30 pm

Last of the Summer Wine

Tickets: £14 Adv £12 Conc

After his hit sell-out UK tour of DO YOU THINK THAT’S WISE? – the Life & Times of John Le Mesurier, acclaimed impressionist Julian Dutton brings the classic sitcom Last of the Summer Wine to the stage in a brand-new tour.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Saturday 6th June - 8:00 pm

Gadarene

Tickets: Advance £11/Concessions £9/Door £13

Gadarene blend obscure traditional English tunes, virtuoso acoustic musicians, funky beats and loads of energy. The five-piece play drums, mandolin, double bass, fiddle and flute.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Sunday 7th June - 7:30 pm

Odysseus Dreaming

Tickets: Advance £7/Door £8

Odysseus Dreaming is a stunning performance piece from Mike O’Connor, accompanied by harpist Barbara Griggs, powerful oral storytelling and achingly beautiful music and song. It is fast-moving, heart-warming and inspirational.

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Penzance
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Friday 12th June - 7:30 pm

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt

Tickets: £11

Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Sunday 14th June - 8:00 pm

Songwriters: by Dan Haynes

Tickets: £10Adv | £12 Door

Whether it’s in a cosy folk club still lost in the sixties, or a modern-day arena pulsing with energy, a great song never fails to capture and transport an audience. Yet whilst some artists merely manage the magic a handful of times, there are others who strike gold time and time again. 
In this long-awaited, debut show Songwriters, Dan Haynes pays tribute to a host of songwriter legends that have inspired his music. From the epic George Harrison, Paul Simon and Don Mclean to the contemporary icons Ben Howard, Laura Marling and Bon Iver, this stunning concert is a must-see for all lovers of acoustic music.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 18th June - 8:00 pm

The Blackheart Orchestra

Tickets: £14.50/Concessions £12

With their new album Mesmeranto entering the official rock charts at number 18, the inspirational, award-winning electronic folk pioneers The Blackheart Orchestra take their music to a new, unexplored dimension.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Friday 26th June - 8:00 pm

Alternative TV

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Before making his own music with Alternative TV, Mark Perry was the founding editor the first UK punk fanzine, Sniffin’ Glue in July 1976. He was working as a bank clerk at the time. Within a few months Mark had left his job and Sniffin’Glue had become an essential part of the growing UK punk scene which included bands like the Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Damned. As the main punk writer, Mark became one of the most important personalities in the scene, making numerous media appearances to explain punk to the masses.

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July

Saturday 11th July - 8:00 pm

Never 42 - The Level 42 Tribute

Tickets: Advance £13/Door £15

Formed in 2010, Never 42 have become established as the forerunner Level 42 Tribute band based in the UK

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Penzance
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Sunday 12th July - 8:00 pm

Claude Bourbon - Progressive Blues

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

Progressive blues guitarist Claude Bourbon brings his unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions to the Acorn, Penzance, on Sunday 12th of July 2020!

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Sunday 19th July - 8:00 pm

Kathryn Williams + Support

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Kathryn Williams has been making records since 1999 when she released Dog Leap Stairs on her own label. Since then she has received a Mercury Music Prize nomination – for Little Black Numbers.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Saturday 25th July - 8:00 pm

Katey Brooks in Concert

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Katey Brooks is a rebellious troubadour that resists formula. A devastating songwriting talent that has drawn comparisons with Jeff Buckley.

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Penzance
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August

Friday 7th August - 8:00 pm

Wizz Jones

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Wizz Jones – Acoustic Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter and Bluesman!

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Penzance
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Friday 14th August - 8:00 pm

Gaz Brookfield

Tickets: £10 Adv £12 Door

Following the release of his sixth studio album, “Lostfolk”, Bristol-based solo acoustic guy, Gaz Brookfield, returns to The Acorn to play his explosive one man and a guitar show.  His particular brand of upbeat, folk, (lostfolk) songs will have you singing along and stamping your feet, as he covers a wide range of topics, including life on the road, love, loss, mental health, drinking, and so much more.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 23rd August - 8:00 pm

The South

Tickets: £20 Standing / £25 Seated

The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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September

Thursday 3rd September - 7:30 pm

Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps: Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone

Tickets: £20

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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Friday 4th September - 8:00 pm

Women In Rock

Tickets: £20

Women In Rock are thrilled to be bringing their show to The Acorn theatre this September. Since exploding onto the live music scene in 2016 they have been busy wowing audiences up and down the UK in theatres and art centres with their sell out show.

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Penzance
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Thursday 10th September - 8:00 pm

Liz Simmons Trio

Tickets: £8 Adv / £10 Door

With Low Lily, Liz and her husband Flynn have shared their music with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and the UK, garnering two #1 songs on international folk radio, and were voted the coveted “#1 Most Wanted” at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Liz’s song “10,000 Days Like These” won two Independent Music Awards in 2019.

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Penzance
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Friday 11th September - 8:00 pm

T-Rextasy

Tickets: £20 Standing / £25 Seated

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.  With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Tuesday 15th September - 7:30 pm

An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis

Tickets: £20

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.
 
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Friday 18th September - 8:00 pm

The Keith Howe Band

Tickets: £12

Back after a 3 year absence from touring, Keith Howe returns to The Acorn with ‘The Keith Howe Band’ for an evening of ‘Weapons Grade’, Rockin’ Blues.

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Penzance
Cornwall
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January

Friday 15th January - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Who's Next

Tickets: Standing £18/Seated £22

From the explosive opening power chords of ‘I Can’t Explain’ to the majestic pomp of ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ Who’s Next embody The Who in their prime.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 22nd January - 8:00 pm

Manoeuvres - Tribute to Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Tickets: Advance £13/Concessions £11/Door £15

MANOEUVRES are Europe’s premier tribute to OMD – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – one of the most influential and original bands to emerge from the early days of synth-pop in the late 1970’s.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

February

Thursday 4th February - 8:00 pm

Tom Moore & Archie Moss

Tickets: £12 Adv / £14 Door

Widely regarded as two of the best players and innovators in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, Moore & Moss’ finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Now, having toured with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvene to perform as a duo.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 5th February - 8:00 pm

Ultimate Coldplay

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

Ultimate Coldplay are as close to seeing the real thing as you can possibly get. The only Coldplay tribute band in the world to be led by a true look-a-like Chris Martin, they were awarded UK’s number 1 Coldplay tribute at the agent’s association National Tribute Awards 2018.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 18th February - 8:00 pm

The music of Led Zeppelin performed by Whole Lotta Led

Tickets: £20 Standing £25 Seated/Balcony

Now in their twenty-fourth year, they are the longest-running, a professional tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin with their customary two and half hour shows receiving acclaim from Zeppelin lovers the length and breadth of the UK and abroad.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 26th February - 8:00 pm

Frankie Davies - Asking For A Friend tour

Tickets: £8 Adv £10 Door

Jersey-born singer-songwriter Frankie Davies is back at the Acorn after a sold out show back in October 2018. An intimate evening performing and sharing the stories behind brand new songs and songs on her latest album ‘Wherever I Go’ an album that is delicately laced through with country influences, tied together by Davies’ evocative vocals and addictive melodies that transport listeners through both painful and joyful moments in her life. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 28th February - 7:30 pm

Choice Grenfell

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £14 door

Kick In The Head (Old Herbaceous, Three Men in a Boat & Fagin?) is proud to present a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the loss of the great, unremittingly genteel, comedienne and monologist, Joyce Grenfell.
Choice Grenfell is a wonderful tribute featuring some of the best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately as a Galleon and School Nativity Play to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight. Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

March

Thursday 11th March - Thursday 11th November - 8:00 pm

Joni, Sandy & Me - Sally Barker & Anna Ryder

Tickets: Advance £12/Concessions £11/Door £14

In this show ‘Joni, Sandy & Me’ Sally Barker and Anna Ryder are delighted to bring some of the songs of both Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny to the stage, exploring the singer/songwriter legacy that was forged in the early ’70s. Both Sally and Anna attest to the influence of these superb artists and perform their classics alongside a few of her own songs.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 19th March - 8:00 pm

Chris Wood

Tickets: £16

In a world of soundbites and distractions, Chris Wood is a truth seeker. His writing is permeated with love and wry intelligence, uplifting and challenging as he celebrates the sheer one-thing-after-anotherness of life. Tom Robinson and Chris Difford are fans while Stick In The Wheel and The Unthanks look to him as an influence.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 21st March - 8:00 pm

HAZEL O’CONNOR Breaking Glass 40 Year On ~ Hallelujah!

Tickets: £20

A very special evening with award-winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined here by  Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our present times.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 25th March - 7:30 pm

An Audience without Jake Thackray

Tickets: £12

John Watterson is delighted to bring his new show to The Acorn – ‘An Audience without Jake Thackray’.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

April

Saturday 10th April - 8:00 pm

Wrong Jovi

Tickets: £15 Adv £17 Door

Wrong Jovi are widely considered to be “the best Bon Jovi tribute band in the world!” So much so, that even the former Bon Jovi guitarist, Richie Sambora, has personally thanked the band for their hard work and unforgettable performances. In their 5 years of touring, the band have performed across the world and featured on the BBC prime-time TV show, Even Better Than The Real Thing.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 15th April - 7:30 pm

Waiting for Godot

Tickets: £13 / £10 Conc

A clown show, an absurdist black comedy and an existential classic, Waiting for Godot has been famously described as ‘a play in which nothing happens, twice’
In fact, a lot happens. Two tramps beneath a solitary tree discourse at random, sing, play games, bicker, make-up, sleep, eat a carrot and contemplate suicide all while waiting for the mysterious Mr Godot. Who never arrives.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

May

Thursday 6th May - 7:30 pm

The Frozen Deep - A Play by Mr Wilkie Collins

Tickets: £6

At the end of 1856, Mr. Wilkie Collins presented Charles Dickens with his latest play, ‘The Frozen Deep’, knowing that Dickens could not resist, producing it and taking the starring role of the moody Richard Warder, for himself. This event will commence with a lively performance lecture by Wilkie Collins expert Jak Stringer, who will transport you back to 1857, followed by a professional reading of ‘The Frozen Deep’ by the Penzance Community Speakeasy Players.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 16th May - 8:00 pm

The Fotheringay Tour 2021

Tickets: £14 Adv £16 Door

British Folk-Rock group Julie July Band returns to The Acorn Theatre – Penzance. They have built a substantial reputation with reinterpretations and arrangements of the work of singer-songwriter Sandy Denny. The Fotheringay Tour 2020 features new songs to the repertoire from 1970 Album;- ‘Pond and the Stream, Nothing More, The Sea, The Way I Feel, Winter Winds, Late November, Gypsy Davey plus some old favourites.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

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