Events at The Acorn

All the latest live events happening here at the Acorn.

November

Friday 17th November - 7:30 pm

Life Girl

Life Girl is a storytelling show all about living alone without being lonely. Written and performed by Jane Pugh.

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Saturday 18th November - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Winter Makers Market

Quality Artisan Gifts – free entry

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Thursday 23rd November - 7:30 pm

Bash Street Theatre Co. - The Lion Tamer

A silent-movie circus show for all ages

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Friday 24th November - 8:00 pm

3 Daft Monkeys

With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.

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Saturday 25th November - 2:00 pm

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Distraction is a touring theatre company dedicated to exploring quirky new ideas about historical events, legends and stories. Mix this with some innovative new writing, outstanding funny people, fun music and a pinch of physical theatre and – voila! You have the perfect blend of the ridiculous and historical to create some tasty theatre to tickle your senses. Our main aim is to entertain – so don’t worry if you know nothing about history (some of us here don’t remember yesterday); if you fancy a giggle and a break from the norm: Distraction is your peculiar little remedy.

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Saturday 25th November - 7:30 pm

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Distraction is a touring theatre company dedicated to exploring quirky new ideas about historical events, legends and stories. Mix this with some innovative new writing, outstanding funny people, fun music and a pinch of physical theatre and – voila! You have the perfect blend of the ridiculous and historical to create some tasty theatre to tickle your senses. Our main aim is to entertain – so don’t worry if you know nothing about history (some of us here don’t remember yesterday); if you fancy a giggle and a break from the norm: Distraction is your peculiar little remedy.

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Thursday 30th November - 8:00 pm

Celtic Christmas Strings

A festive feast of harp and guitar from Chris Newman & Máire Ní Chathasaigh. “One of the UK’s staggering & influential acoustic guitarists” (fRoots) & “the doyenne of Irish harpers”(Scotland on Sunday).

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December

Friday 1st December - 7:00 pm

Doorways With Ladders & Footprints

Presented by The Shallal Dance Theatre Company

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Saturday 2nd December - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Craft Fair

With Sue Barberry, psychic medium and acclaimed healer Neil Payne available throughout the day.
Free entry and light refreshments available.

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Saturday 2nd December - 8:00 pm

Flats and Sharps

2017 has been another big year for young Cornish outfit Flats & Sharps: a hit debut album, nationwide sell out shows and a packed festival schedule including Australia, U.S.A, Ireland and mainland Europe. The band continue to gain new fans wherever they play.

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Saturday 9th December - 7:30 pm

A NIGHT OF FROST & FIRE

Magical candlelit winter celebration
with internationally renowned Dartmoor musicians CAROLYN HILLYER and NIGEL SHAW

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Tuesday 12th December - 1:00 pm

The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness!

An over-stuffed stocking of surprises, crammed with comedy, puppets, songs and silliness!

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Tuesday 12th December - 4:30 pm

The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness!

An over-stuffed stocking of surprises, crammed with comedy, puppets, songs and silliness!

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Thursday 14th December - 1:00 pm

The Little Match Girl

A Warming Tale for Winter by The Last Baguette – Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional fairy tale

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Friday 15th December - 8:00 pm

This Is Art? Extravaganza

A satirical  review of the Cornwall arts scene to include artists, critics and other dubious characters starring: Jonathan Coudrille, Rose Hilton, Ken Turner, John Truscott, Daniel Benshana, Jenna Pascoe & others.         Tickets: Advance £10/£12 on the door

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Tuesday 19th December - 7:30 pm

Christmas.Time.

Bringing bucketloads of Christmas spirit and festive cheer is Near-ta Theatre’s yuletide comedy, Christmas. Time.

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Saturday 23rd December - 7:30 pm

A Christmas Carol

DAVID MYNNE performs Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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Wednesday 27th December - 8:30 pm

Merry Folking Christmas

Back by popular demand, The Odd Folk present Merry Folking Christmas, where fine musicianship meets creative design with a large dose of theatre.

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Sunday 31st December - 8:00 pm

A FUND RAISING EVENING FOR THE Acorn Penzance
Northern Soul / R’n’B / Motown & much
much more

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January

Thursday 11th January - 8:00 pm

Bessie Smith 'Empress of the Blues'

Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers

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Saturday 13th January - 8:00 pm

John Otway

‘He’s a cabaret act masquerading as a rock act. He is gleeful, anecdotal, funny and life-enhancing.’
Canterbury Fayre Review.

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Thursday 18th January - 8:00 pm

The Oak Apple Quarterly Cabaret Night

Are you tired and dispirited by the endless pressing gloom of a long dark winter? Welcome to the very first OakApple Cabaret. Our theme this January is ‘Sun Return’, bringing you a night of joyous, sunlight-drenched entertainment.

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Friday 19th January - 8:00 pm

Ben & Tom Waters

Jools Holland described Ben Waters in The Mail on Sunday as one of his favourite piano players of all time and also asked him to perform at his wedding.

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Saturday 20th January - 8:00 pm

Falmouth Soul Sensations Fund Raiser for ShelterBox

Falmouth Soul Sensation was formed in 2007, with the intention of offering local musicians and singers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to work in a band environment. The result was a vibrant and exciting mix of ages and instruments supported by experienced musicians. The band still fulfils it’s original function but has grown into one of the most popular party bands in the county!

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Thursday 25th January - 8:00 pm

Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th).

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Friday 26th January - 8:00 pm

Prinz Grizzley

Prinz Grizzley dug deep down in the rich grits of good ol´ country, folk and blues.

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Saturday 27th January - 8:00 pm

Hannah White & Special Guests

Hannah White is coming back to The Acorn, Penzance for an incredibly intimate performance to promote her upcoming release of ‘Elephant Eye’, the latest album from the fiercely independent and distinctly political singer-songwriter, Hannah White. 

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February

Friday 2nd February - 8:00 pm

Wille & The Bandits

Essentially Wille & The Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille & The Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.

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Saturday 3rd February - 8:00 pm

Richard Digance

Richard resumes as normal after his Golden Anniversary celebrations of 2017 with a series of dates doing what he loves best, telling stories, playing the guitar and singing songs. This year there’s a whole new show having shaken off the nostalgic trip of 50 years last year.

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Friday 9th February - 7:30 pm

Ethel Smyth - Grasping The Nettle

A new play with music performed by contralto Lucy Stevens and pianist Elizabeth Marcus.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918,
the decisive step in the political emancipation of women in the UK.

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Saturday 10th February - 8:00 pm

Damian Wilson & Adam Wakeman

After many successful shows in 2016 & 2017, Adam Wakeman and Damian Wilson will embark on their latest acoustic tour. Featuring Damian on vocals and acoustic guitar and Adam on piano, vocals and acoustic guitar. They’ll be playing songs from their individual back catalogues and artists they have worked with, along with tracks from their joint albums, intertwined with stories and memories from their extensive touring careers in a show not to be missed.

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Thursday 22nd February - 7:00 pm

Cornwall - 3 documentary films by Diana Taylor

Redcliffe films was set up in 2011 by Diana Taylor & Anthea Page who have both worked in the film business (BBC TV). There will be three films shown – Man Engine, Hidden in History Women in St Ives Industries and 3 Strange Storms & Symphonies the life of George LLoyd, Cornish Composer.

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April

Saturday 21st April - 8:00 pm

Emily Maguire

A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist, 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.

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May

Friday 4th May - 8:00 pm

Chris Poole

Celebrated guitarist Chris Poole brings fiery, soulful and passionate guitar virtuosity to a show that will leave you wanting more.

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The Acorn Theatre

The Acorn,
Parade Street,
Penzance,
Cornwall,
TR18 4BU

Registered Company No: 1587249
Registered Charity No: 283545

Email:

info@theacornpenzance.com

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