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

Whilst The Limekiln Gallery takes a well earned break during January and February, local tickets will be available at Calstock Arts at the following times:

Friday 25, 30 January and 8 February between 10.00am-12.00pm and from our box office at events between 7.00pm and 8.00pm from 11 January to 8 February.

Figure Drawing Workshops

WORKSHOP

Tuesdays 8>29 January

Learn how to draw the human figure in this fun, accessible, four week course.

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Burns Night Ceilidh with Blue Jewel

CEILIDH

Friday 25 January

Blue Jewel is one of the most sought after ceilidh bands in the south west. From novice dancers to the more experienced, children to the silver-haired, you’re guaranteed to have a great time!

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Helen Chadwick presents TRUTH

SONG THEATRE

Saturday 26 January

TRUTH is a spellbinding fusion of song and choreography which uses real testimonies collected from all over the world. Some are brutal, some hilarious but all are presented in a fresh and exhilarating style that truly pushes the idea of what theatre could be.

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Singing workshop with Helen Chadwick

WORKSHOP

Saturday 26 January

Helen has much experience in running uplifting and fun harmony singing workshops for community choirs, actors and amateur singers. She has taught all over the world.

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The Paper Cinema presents Ghost Stories - Tales of the Supernatural

FILM

Sunday 27 January

Live film animation company The Paper Cinema present a bewitching new production based on ghostly tales from around the country.

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Phil Beer String Theory Tour

FOLK

Friday 1 February

SOLD OUT .

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Calstock Film - The Bookshop (Isabel Coixet 2017) Cert.PG

FILM

Thursday 7 February:

England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

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Tom Ridout No Excuses Band

JAZZ

Friday 8 February

Award winning saxophonist and recorder player Tom Ridout presents his new quintet, all rising stars of the jazz world. Playing a mix of originals, jazz standards, folk and even the odd Beatles number.

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Tamar Valley All Stars

MUSIC

Sunday 10 February

Bill Langton and Peter Espig present a concert of extraordinary musical talent found within the Tamar Valley and surrounding area.

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Gallery Bar Special with Mojito

JAZZ

Saturday 16 February

Mojito, making their debut at Calstock Arts with a variety of classic jazz standards and modern-day tunes, all with a ‘Mojito’ twist.

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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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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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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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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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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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