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

Congratulations to The Rheingans Sisters on their nomination for Best Duo in the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Catch them here on 11 October, just before the awards ceremony on 16 October. Good luck Rowan and Anna! Other exciting nominees will be making appearances at Calstock Arts in 2020.

Drawn to the Valley

EXHIBITION

24 Aug to 1 Sept

Open Studios featuring the work of artists Cheryll Kinsley Potter, Angela Newberry and Allie Cole.

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Calstock Film - Mary Queen Of Scotts (Josie Rourke, 2018) Cert 15

FILM

Thursday 5 September

Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

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Calstock Arts Workshops - Life Drawing

WORKSHOP

Mondays 9>30 Sept.

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

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O’Higgins and Luft play Monk and Trane

JAZZ

Thursday 12 September

A welcome return to Calstock Arts for Dave O’Higgins, an established giant of the UK jazz scene, joined by young firebrand guitarist Rob Luft along with organist Scott Flanigan and drummer Rod Youngs.

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India Electric Co+ support.

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. They now have a support – Jack Cookson.

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Calstock Film - The Heiresses (Marcelo Martinessi) Cert 12A

FILM

Thursday 19 September

Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in Asunción and have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 6 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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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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