Calstock Arts is a community arts centre located in a beautifully converted Chapel on the banks of the River Tamar.

We programme a wide range of events including folk, jazz, classical music, comedy, film, theatre, talks and exhibitions. We have a fully licensed bar and pre-event food is now available for some events.

In addition to our ticketed events we also have Gallery Bar Specials. These feature live music and other events from well-known and emerging performers in the south west.

The Old Chapel is an ideal venue for a variety of community events, exhibitions, conferences, weddings and private parties.

News

The Limekiln Gallery has opened again after a well earned break and tickets for Calstock Arts events are now available here.

Calstock Film - The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 2006) Cert 15

FILM

Thursday 21 February

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

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Group Listening Duo

CLARINET/PIANO

Friday 22 February

Group Listening treads the overlap between classical and experimental music. Their set hums with the ghostly energy of sound pioneers Joe Meek and Martin Hannett, via the groundbreaking sonics of early electronic inventor Raymond Scott.

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Leveret – Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron

FOLK

Thursday 7 March

A unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians, Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina), each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.

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Calstock Film - Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer) Cert 12A

FILM

Friday 8 March

The story of the legendary rock music band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985.

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Calstock Arts Workshop - Figure Drawing

WORKSHOP

Tuesday 12 March >

Develop your figure drawing style through group exercises and one to one tuition in this four session course.

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Rule Britannia - Brexit and the End of Empire

TALK

Saturday 16 March

Can we blame Brexit on the legacy of the British Empire? Is ours a nation as much at odds with its own history as with Europe? And is Brexit the cure for Britain’s unhealthy relationship with its past? In this illustrated talk, Danny Dorling looks at the impact of the long drawn-out end of the British Empire on the Brexit vote….and asks whether the rupture could have a silver lining.

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Calstock Film – Peterloo (Mike Leigh 2018) Cert.12A

FILM

Thursday 21 March:

The story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester. please note the change to the originally advertised date

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Gallery Bar Special with Jeffrey Palmer and Riko Higuma

CLASSICAL

Friday 22 March

Jeffrey Palmer, countertenor and Riko Higuma, piano, present music from their first full-length album together, centered on the theme of beauty. Spanning several centuries and genres, they will perform an assortment of arias, art songs, folk music and solo works that provide their own unique reflection on the idea of beauty.

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Nick Harper - 58 Fordwych Road

FOLK/ROCK

Saturday 23 March

A new show that centres around a small flat in Kilburn, London in the mid-1960s. Then the abode of up-and-coming singer-songwriter Roy Harper and his wife, the flat was an after hours hangout for the legends who played at Les Cousins in Soho at the height of the acoustic explosion in swingin’ sixties London.

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Joan Cleville Dance - The North

DANCE

Saturday 30 March

The North follows the whimsical story of John, a young man who finds himself lost in the harsh yet delicate wilderness of the north with only himself and two eccentric Northerners for company.

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Calstock Film - A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper 2018) Cert 15

FILM

Thursday 4 April

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

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Gallery Bar Special with Prez Hotlas

GUITAR

Friday 5 April

Fingerstyle guitarist and composer Prez is a young musician with a great career ahead of him. Now studying at Falmouth University, his set will vary from Ewan Dobson, Antoine Dufour and Leonard Cohen to Bach and Paganini.

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Kevos presents Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eistenstein 1925)

CLASSICAL

Saturday 13 April

Kevos will play a live soundtrack to Eisenstein’s masterpiece of silent cinema, Battleship Potemkin.

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Calstock Film - The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos 2018) Cert 15

FILM

Wednesday 17 April

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

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The Askew Sisters

FOLK

Thursday 18 April

Two fine performers and interpreters of English folk music, Hazel and Emily’s live performances brim with the depth and connection of musicians who have been immersed in folk music all their lives. Together they reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breathtaking arrangements, allowing words that are hundreds of years old to resonate profoundly with contemporary audiences.

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1959 - The Golden Year of Jazz with The Neil Maya Quartet

JAZZ

Friday 26 April

1959 is considered to be a highly influential year in the development of modern jazz, with a number of new sub-genres coming to the fore including bossa nova and modal jazz.

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Calstock Film - The Childrens Act (Richard Eyre 2018) Cert 12A

FILM

Thursday 2 May

As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

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Eliza Carthy and Martin Carthy

FOLK

Friday 3 May

Eliza and Martin Carthy return to Calstock Arts for another great evening of folk.

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The Delta Saxophone Quartet present Bowie, Berlin & Beyond + Project Flicks

MUSIC+FILM

Saturday 11 May

Following on from explorations of Soft Machine and King Crimson, the latest project from the Delta Saxophone Quartet follows in the imaginary footsteps of David Bowie during his Berlin years.

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The Little Unsaid

MUSIC

Friday 17 May

Fronted by songwriter John Elliott, The Little Unsaid is a band with an original sound and international outlook.

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John Horler plays Bill Evans

JAZZ

Sunday 26 May

Critically acclaimed pianist and stalwart of the British jazz scene, John Horler presents a special evening celebrating the music of Bill Evans.

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Calstock Film - Stan and Ollie (Jon S Baird 2018) Cert PG

FILM

Thursday 6 June

Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

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Kate Williams' Four Plus Three with guests Georgia Mancio and John Williams

JAZZ

Friday 7 June

An exciting collaboration between jazz trio and string quartet, with two special guests – vocalist Georgia Mancio and classical guitarist John Williams (Kate’s father).

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Gigspanner Big Band

FOLK

Sunday 14 July

Two of our most popular bands come together for one exceptional performance. Gigspanner and BBC Folk Award winners (Best Duo), Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin appear together as the Gigspanner Big Band – a rare, but highly sought after affair, thanks to performances of dazzling musicianship and arresting on stage chemistry.

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