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This Week 20 – 26 Jan

20 - 26 January 2020

Gonzo Moose presents Once Upon A Time, Theatre Royal, Plymouth (21-25 Jan)

The Brothers Grimm are about to finish their final volume of fairy tales when a shadow of the past kidnaps them both and their sister, Lotte, must save her beloved brothers. A fast-paced comedy by Gonzo Moose promises slapstick, the bizarre and live music perfect for audiences of any age.

Aladdin, Epworth Hall, Helston (22 – 26 Jan)

Helston Theatre Company kicks off their 2020 season with the classic pantomime, Aladdin. Perfect for children and adults alike, the cast members are putting the finishing touches to their songs and dances. Aside from jokes galore, performed with ease by Helston favourites Gary Hunt and Sarah England, audiences will also be entertained by some of Helston’s most talented singers and dancers. Special discount for Wednesday’s opening night where all tickets are just £10.

Landscape Photography Workshop, Woon Gumpus, St Just (22 Jan)

Join the Cornwall Wildlife Trust for this workshop learning about landscape photography. This is an interactive workshop including walking 3 – 4 miles and taking photographs of familiar Cornish landscapes including Chun Quoit and Pendeen Watch at sunset, which will involve a further short drive.

Circus of Horrors, The Regal Theatre, Redruth (23 Jan)

A rock n’ roll mix of a stage circus show, with scantily-clad fire-eating, trapeze, acrobatics and risqué acts. As seen on Britain’s Got Talent. Not for the kids, 18s and up only.

Rick Stein’s Charity Lunches, Porthleven (23 Jan – 13 Feb)

Support The Fishermen’s Mission by choosing from a special 3-course menu, packed with Rick’s classic dishes, at Rick Stein’s in Porthleven. Lunch Wednesday – Saturday plus also available for dinner on Thursday.

Bodmin in Motion 48 Hour Film Challenge, Bodmin Old Library (23 & 24 Jan)

Register your team (any size, ability or experience) by 23 Jan to take part in this new film challenge in Bodmin. Teams will have just 48 hours to submit a planned, shot and edited three-minute film. No specialist equipment or training, anyone with a camera or smartphone, a creative streak and a passion for filmmaking can take part – with the winning films screened at a special event in February.

Watchful Live: Matthew Gordon Price, Watchful Mary, Watergate Bay (24 Jan)

Follow alternative folk musician Matthew Gordon Price into deep waters as you sip a Friday night cocktail at gorgeous cocktail bar Watchful Mary on the sea wall at Watergate Bay. Expect warm, storied lyrics and bright indie swells.

New exhibitions opening

Naum Gabo, Tate St Ives (25 Jan – 3 May 2020)

Construction: Stone with a Collar 1933, this version c.1936-7 Naum Gabo 1890-1977 | The Work of Naum Gabo © Nina & Graham Williams / Tate, 2019

The first extensive presentation of Naum Gabo‘s sculptures, paintings, drawings and architectural designs to be held in the UK for over 30 years opens at the Tate St Ives.

The exhibition marks the centenary of the Realistic Manifesto 1920, a set of pioneering artistic principles launched in Moscow by Gabo and his brother Antoine Pevsner. The statement declared that authentically modern art should engage with and reflect the modern age.

Drawing primarily on the complementary collections of Gabo’s work held at Tate and the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, Germany, it will focus on key themes in his work.

A Sharp Pencil, Falmouth Art Gallery (25 Jan – 21 March 2020)

The super sharp pencil used by Falmouth-based artist Patrick Woodroffe is the inspiration behind this celebration of all forms of drawing.  Patrick’s highly detailed drawings will be displayed alongside those by his friend, Peter Markey, who shared Patrick’s quirky sense of humour but developed his own distinctive drawing style. These works will be displayed alongside pencil masterpieces drawn from Falmouth’s collection and loaned by contemporary artists.

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