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

Newbridge at Gunnislake on the A390 is currently closed but planned to reopen on Friday 19 April. If you are travelling from Tavistock and the east, rather than taking a long detour through the lanes, why not check out the train times from Bere Alston and Bere Ferrers. They tie in nicely with the performances at Calstock Arts.

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 SOLD OUT

FOLK

Friday 3 May

Eliza and Martin Carthy return to Calstock Arts is SOLD OUT.

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Madrigals Weekend plus performance

WORKSHOP

Sat 4 & Sun 5 May

A glorious Spring weekend workshop of English madrigals led by Helen Porter

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

FILM

Tuesday 21 May

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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Alyn Shipton's New Orleans Friends play Jazz at Vespers

JAZZ

Friday 24 May

Alyn Shipton’s band, including Adrian Cox on clarinet, will be re-exploring the repertoire that New Orleans clarinettist George Lewis made famous on his album “Jazz at Vespers”, recorded in Oxford, Ohio.

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Calstock Singers present Landscape

CONCERT

Saturday 25 May

Join Calstock Singers for their annual Spring concert, this year on the theme of landscape.

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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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The Murphy Beds – Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O'Leary

AMERICANA

Thursday 30 May

The Murphy Beds present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements for bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin.

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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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Gallery Bar Special with Windjammer

FOLK

Friday 14 June

Plymouth band Windjammer is an exciting three-piece combining bold and engaging original compositions and self-penned songs, with modern arrangements of traditional material.

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Guitar Workshop with Ben Walker

WORKSHOP

Sunday 23 June

Aimed at intermediate to advanced guitarists. This workshop will introduce you to DADGAD tuning and how it lends itself to playing traditional English and Irish music and you’ll start with some fundamentals of technique and work towards playing a complete tune as part of a small group.

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Ben Walker

GUITAR

Sunday 23 June

Hailed as ‘one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world’ by Total Guitar magazine, Ben has a passion for putting old jewels in new settings, for bringing together traditional and contemporary music and for playing it like no-one else.

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Mount Kelly Chamber Choir

CHOIR

Friday 5 July

One of the finest young choirs in the south west, the Mount Kelly Chamber Choir is the current Devon schools champion.

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Dante Quartet presents Hidden Gems

CLASSICAL

Thursday 11 July

Dante Quartet presents Hidden Gems – a concert of wonderful but rarely heard works.

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Tony Law – Identifies

COMEDY

Friday 12 July

Tony Law has identified a problem. He’s been kicked out of all the tribes and dumped with the white men. You’ve forced his hand people, he’s on that team now and they play to win.

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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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India Electric Co.

FOLK

Friday 13 September

Sometimes folk, sometimes not, India Electric Co. use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and modern urban alienation.

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

MUSIC+FILM

Friday 25 October

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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