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.

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Did you know that, as well as having an excellent events programme, Calstock Arts is also available to hire for weddings, parties, funerals and corporate events?

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Quentin Collins Sextet

JAZZ

Saturday 21 September

Internationally renowned jazz trumpet player Quentin Collins has formed an all-star band and on this tour, Quentin celebrates the release of his new album Road Warrior

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Midnight Skyracer

BLUEGRASS

Sunday 22 September

Midnight Skyracer has been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since their inception less than two years ago. Their all-star line-up and exciting live performances have sent them racing skywards at an astounding pace.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

COFFEE MORNING

Friday 27 September

Join us for the annual fund raising Macmillan Coffee morning

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John Peel’s Shed/Circled in The Radio Times

THEATRE

Friday 27 September

John Osborne’s new tour is a double-bill – the five star rated show John Peel’s Shed; a storytelling show about radio, music and a box of records that once belonged to the BBC Radio 1 DJ and the charming and witty Circled in the Radio Times, a celebration of the golden years of television which he shared with his beloved grandparents.

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Calstock Film -Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher, 2019) Cert 15

FILM

Thursday 3 October:

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

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Martin Rowson’s A Cartoon History of Brexit

WORKSHOP

Saturday 5 October

In an evening celebrating just how far we’ve sunk, Martin Rowson will guide us through the decades leading up to Halloween 2019 – when we either will or won’t leave the EU – through cartoons he’s drawn over the last thirty five years.

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The Rheingans Sisters

FOLK

Friday 11 October

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions.

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Liane Carroll

JAZZ

Saturday 12 October:

Frequently voted the UK’s best jazz vocalist, Liane Carroll owns every song she sings and she’s returning to Calstock Arts, after her outstanding gig in 2017.

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Rose Hsien and Andrew Hsu

CLASSICAL

Sunday 13 October

We’re delighted to announce the return of violinist Rose Hsien and pianist Andrew Hsu.

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Calstock Film - Fishermen's Friends (Chris Foggin 2019) Cert 12A

FILM

Thursday 17 October:

Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties.

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Friday 18 October: Gallery Bar Special with the Eliza Acty Duo

FOLK/AMERICANA

Friday 18 October

Eliza now sings and plays guitar alongside her father Pete Acty, accomplished clawhammer style banjo player and a classic, percussive finger-pick guitarist.

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Britain on Film – Protest! (12A)

FILM

Thursday 24 October

In a time of intense public activism both at home and across the globe, the latest BFI Britain on Tour programme explores the varied and fascinating history of public protest.

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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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Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

DANCE

Friday 1 November

Shane Shambhu reveals his journey from ‘fat kid’ in the cultural melting pot of East London to international performer, in a bedazzling mix of comedy, theatre and dance. He rips up ideas of race, language and culture, and re-imagines them with gestures of hope.

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Nicolas Meier World Group

WORLD MUSIC

Saturday 2 November

One of the UK’s most original and uniquely talented guitarists makes a welcome return to Calstock Arts. Touring his new album Peaceful, Nicolas is joined by Kevin Glasgow on bass, Demi Garcia on percussion and Richard Jones on violin.

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Clive Carroll

GUITAR

Friday 8 November

Acclaimed guitarist and composer Clive Carroll has created a sound world all his own, with a signature blend of warmth and humour that belies his dazzling technical skill.

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Tamwed Film Night - an Indian Meal and the film Lion (Gareth Davis, 2016) cert. PG

FOOD&FILM

Friday 15 November

A delicious Indian meal followed by the film Lion – the story of a five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

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Keating, Dyer & Davey

FOLK

Saturday 16 Novemeber

Join Will Keating and Davey & Dyer for a special evening of Cornish Folk and other fine music to remember

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Calstock Film - Yesterday (Danny Boyle, 2019) Cert 12A

FILM

Thursday 21 November

A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

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Lady Maisery

FOLK

Sunday 24 November

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative music, Lady Maisery shines brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, multi-instrumentalists and singers Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice.

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The Lost Sound Chorus

CHOIR

Saturday 30 November

This 35 strong choir chooses songs from the unaccompanied singing traditions, finding beautifully crafted arrangements of traditional songs, as well as original works from inspiring new composers.

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Tom Moore & Archie Moss

FOLK

Friday 6 December

Widely regarded as two of the best players, innovators and performers in traditional folk amongst a gifted generation, Archie (accordion) and Tom’s (fiddle) finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency.

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Christmas Shopping with Chris Difford

POPULAR

Saturday 7 December

Chris Difford is a Grammy nominated and twice Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, turning the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite for over forty years. He’ll be joined on stage by Boo Hewerdine.

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Mark Thomas - 50 Things About Us (Work in Progress)

COMEDY

Tuesday 10 December

In his new show Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.

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Knight and Spiers

FOLK

Sunday 15 December

A welcome return for the inspiring duo that is Peter Knight and John Spiers. Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span pairs up with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, now part of the Gigspanner Big Band.

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Geoff Lakeman and Rob Murch

FOLK

Friday 24 January

The “Titan of Twang” and the “Concertina Crooner” team up in a dynamic new duo.

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Jen Brister - Under Privilege

COMEDY

Saturday 14 March

Brister has it all – a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of ‘privilege’. Who has it? Who doesn’t? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

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