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

Gunnislake Newbridge on the A390 is reportedly to be closed for two weeks between 7. 00pm and 6. 00am from 3 June and an alternative route if travelling from the Tavistock area will be necessary.
The times of the rail connection between Bere Alston and Calstock coincide with concerts.

Please note that the date for the Bowie, Berlin and Beyond event with Delta Sax has been postponed from 11 May to 25 October. See listing for tickets.

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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Helen Porter’s Classical Singing Students

CLASSICAL

Sunday 2 June

A showcase concert featuring ten singers performing music by Mozart, Berlioz and Schubert as well as twentieth century composers such as Ivor Gurney, Kurt Weill and Roger Quilter.

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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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UK preview screening of Tangent Room (PG) plus Q&A

FILM

Saturday 8 June

An exclusive UK preview of Tangent Room, an exciting sci-fi thriller written and directed by award winning Swedish film maker Bjorn Engstrom. Please note that this is not part of the Calstock Film programme.

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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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Calstock Film - Ana De Dia ( Andrea Jaurrieta 2018) Cert 15.

FILM

Thursday 20 June

Ana is unexpectedly expelled from her unfulfilling life by a mysterious doppelganger.

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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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Gallery Bar Special with Sue Dubowi and Gareth Hedges

FOLK & BLUES

Friday 28 June

Finger style guitarists and singers Sue Dubowi and Gareth Hedges perform the back catalogue of folk music history from Britain and the US, plus original songs and instrumentals.

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Calstock Film - Green Book (Peter Farrelly 2018) Cert. 12A

FILM

Thursday 4 July

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

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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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Calstock Film - The Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018) Cert PG

FILM

Thursday 18 July

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

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Gallery Bar Special with The Countrymen

FOLK

Friday 26 July

The Countrymen return with their unique brand of Cornish folk-rock harmony.

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Calstock Film - Colette (Wash Westmoreland, 2018) Cert 15

FILM

Thursday 1 August

Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

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Calstock Film - Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski. 2018) Cert 15.

FILM

Thursday 15 August

In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.

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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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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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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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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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