Events at The Acorn

All the latest live events happening here at the Acorn.


Saturday 22nd July - 8:00 pm

Basement Jams

DJ night in the basement bar.

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Blink dance

Monday 24th July - 7:30 pm

Blink Dance

FOUR CORNERS weaves together dance, original live music and storytelling. Step inside the lives of four strangers as their worlds begin to tangle out of control.
There is a matinee performance at 1pm.

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Pink Floyd

Friday 28th July - 8:00 pm

The Darkside of Pink Floyd

The music of Pink Floyd is timeless, come and enjoy one of the best tribute bands around….

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Friday 18th August - 8:00 pm

Wizz Jones

John Renbourn, Clapton and Keith Richards have all named him as an important early influence and in May 2012 Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin show with Wizz’s song ‘When I Leave Berlin’.
After more than 50 years ‘on the road’ Wizz continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit.

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Sunday 20th August - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enlightenment 2

Psychic Fair & Craft Event – Hosted by Psychic Medium Sue Barberry & Cornish Craft Fairs.

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Friday 25th August - 8:00 pm

Flats & Sharps

The young kings of Cornish Bluegrass kick up a righteous storm of banjo boosted, sweet voiced idealism. A triumph – DAILY MIRROR

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Saturday 26th August - 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The Pirate Ball

Pirate Ball fundraiser in aid of the R.N.L.I. Penlee

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Friday 1st September - 8:00 pm

Remi Harris Trio

They play an eclectic mix of original compositions, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Peter Green and more.

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Saturday 2nd September - 6:00 pm

Believe Dance Show

‘BELIEVE charity show’ will be held this year on the 28th August at ‘The Centre’ in Newlyn it will run Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. The week only Costs you £10 per person which all goes towards our chosen charities:
‘Children’s Hospice South West’ and ‘CHICKS’.

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Thursday 7th September - 7:30 pm

'Precious Little' by Madeleine George

This September, Touch Theatre goes on tour again, this time with a comic drama that deals with adult themes.

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Friday 8th September - 7:00 pm

Forged Line Dance Company present "Lina"

Science, music and dance collide in a new work inspired by extraordinary astronomers William and Caroline Herschel

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Friday 15th September - 8:00 pm

The Raise - Rob Elton - Nick Gunn - Nigel Masters

The Raise plus support from Suzie Mac, Rosie Crow and the delightful Daisy Clarke.

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Friday 22nd September - 7:00 pm

Northern Soul, R&B, Motown and more..

A whole evening of Northern Soul classics presented by the Atlantic Soul Collective

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Saturday 23rd September - 8:00 pm

Hannah White plus support

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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Friday 29th September - 8:00 pm

Mitchell and Vincent

Mitchell and Vincent are a folk duo from the Westcountry who play a mix of traditional tunes and songs from around the British Isles on Fiddle and Classical Guitar which combine interesting and varied arrangements with great foot-tapping folk music.

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Friday 6th October - 8:00 pm

The Schmoozenbergs

The Schmoozenbergs are a gypsy jazz and swing quartet, bringing you an upbeat slice of 1930s Paris.

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Saturday 7th October - 8:00 pm


Original jumping European folk music

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Saturday 14th October - 7:30 pm

The Lighthouse by Mr Wilkie Collins

This event will be the first reading of ‘The Lighthouse’ for 146 years and we aspire to recreate its opening night in the nursery of Charles Dickens’s home, where you can immerse yourself in a very Dickensian evening.

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Thursday 19th October - 8:00 pm

Amalthea Duo : ‘Journeys’

AMALTHEA and its intimate combination of flute and harp, enchants the audiences with the distinct programmes and ability to create a beautiful atmosphere and a unique blend of sounds.

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Wednesday 25th October - 8:00 pm


“Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player” – Eric Clapton

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Saturday 28th October - 8:00 pm

Baka Beyond

African Dance meets British Folk

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Thursday 9th November - 8:00 pm

Martyn Joseph

He’s a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

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Thursday 16th November - 8:00 pm

Keith James : The Songs of Nick Drake

A haunting and immaculately crafted concert

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