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?

To see what The Old Chapel has to offer, check out our new three minute film - see more here

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 November

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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The Al Swainger Quartet + Ant Law - The Music of Chick Corea

JAZZ

Thursday 5 December

This exciting programme led by bassist Al Swainger features a mix of classic and original music inspired by the compositions of Chick Corea, reimagined for a 21st century ear. The Quartet is joined by Ant Law

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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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Calstock Singers present Celebration of a Season

CHOIR

Saturday 14 December

Ring in the festive cheer with Celebration of a Season, our annual concert presented by The Calstock Singers.

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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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Gallery Bar Christmas Special with Just Friends

JAZZ

Sunday 22 December

To round off the season, join Peter & Marianne and friends for a relaxing evening of well known jazz standards interspersed with some favourite Christmas songs, to put you in the mood for the festive week ahead.

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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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Adrian Cox Quartet

JAZZ

Saturday 25 January

World-renowned jazz clarinettist Adrian Cox and his quartet present music from their brand new album, Now Is Spring. Written by Adrian and longtime collaborator, pianist Joe Webb, the album draws on Adrian’s influences of New Orleans, blues and swing music, creating a timeless set of beautiful melodies.

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Xhosa Cole Quartet

JAZZ

Saturday 8 February

Winner of the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award – aged 22 – Xhosa Cole brings together an all-star quartet featuring some of the finest talent based in the UK.

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – On Reflection

FOLK

Saturday 29 February

2020 marks 25 years of making music together for Calstock Arts favourites Kathryn and Sean, one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – On Reflection

FOLK

Sunday 1 March

2020 marks 25 years of making music together for Calstock Arts faves Kathryn and Sean, one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.

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Flo & Joan – Before The Screaming Starts

COMEDY

Wednesday 4 March

Following sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, London’s Soho Theatre, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a national UK tour, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new set of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place.

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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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The Trials of Cato

FOLK

Friday 3 April

Originally from North Wales and Yorkshire, The Trials of Cato formed whilst living in Beirut. Having returned home in the winter of 2016, they have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene and have been nominated for the Horizon Award and Best Album in the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

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