Friday 25th September 7pm - 9pm
Festival Opening Party

Newlyn Art Gallery

Come along to view the exciting exhibitions: Callum Mitchell's 'Always Changing,Forever the Same', the retrospective of work by the late Bernard Evans 1929-2014, and the exhibition from the Artists Summer Mentoring Project.  There will be a welcome from Festival Patron Michael Grandage CBE, music from Moon & Grace and food from the Little Wonder Cafe.  Pay bar.  Admission free.

Saturday 26th September to 3rd October 10am to 5pm
Exhibitions at Newlyn Art Gallery
'Always Changing, Forever the Same' - a new mixed media exhibition curated by Callum Mitchell, featureing film from Mark Jenkin,  music from Rick Williams, and photography by Michael Eddy.  A 'nostalgic love-song to a village on the edge of everything made by those who call it their home', Admission free.  Donations welcome.
A retrospective exhibition of paintings by the late Bernard Evans 1929 - 2014
An exhibition by developing artists and makers who have participated in a Mentoring Project and been mentored by established artists.  This exhibition will include some of the work considered, created or studied as part of this project.
Admission Free.  Donations we.come.

Saturday 26th September 10am to 3pm

The Centre

The Waste Land (TS Eliot) - a study tour - Jenny Fitton

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of T.S. Eliot. His long poetic masterpiece, "The Waste Land", published in 1922, has often been described as the most important poem of the last century, but is also frequently regarded as one of the most difficult. In this workshop, we will read the poem together and explore some of the events, people and ideas that lie behind the verse. No previous knowledge of Eliot or his poem is necessary - this will be a journey of discovery. Please bring your own copy of the poem - other materials will be provided (hence booking is essential). Tea/coffee will be available morning and afternoon: there will be a lunch break of approximately one hour.  Admission £10 - booking essential at The Centre (01736 365890)


Saturday 26th September 7.30pm
The Centre
Penzance Amateur Operatic Society - in concert

Songs from the shows, the society has received excellent feedback from their recent Summer tour, and this evening will be no exception.  As one of the audience said "Thank you once again for an evening I shall remember for a long time."

Admission £5 at the door.

Tuesday 29th September 7pm

Newlyn Art Gallery

A night of Music and Poetry - with songs by Boilerhouse Singers

This popular evening always offers an unpredictable variety of work and readings from local poets  making this a fun and exciting event complemented by the superb songs from the Boilerhouse Singers. 

Free entry, donations welcome! Pay bar open.  Sponsored by David Barron Newsagent.


Admission FREE - Pay bar - donations welcome 

Newlyn's Phone Box by the bridge:

Look out for the work by children from Newlyn School - more to be found at The Centre

Friday 2nd October 2pm to 7pm; Saturday 3rd October 10am to 3.30pm

The Centre

Newlyn Archive Days -

'Where the artists lived in Newlyn and Lamorna'

The exhibition will mount a display of photographs and documents from the archive. A number of archive display books and folders will be available to peruse. There will be some film footage to view. Committee members will be available to help with enquiries about local history in Newlyn and Lamorna.  Visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to help create a ‘tissue’ stained glass window with reference to some of the Newlyn School paintings suggesting ‘hope’.

Admission free - refreshments and pasty lunches available.

Regret the concert by Pendeen Band  scheduled for 3 October has been cancelled.

Saturday 3rd October 

The Centre

Talk by Susan Soyinka - 11.30am

"From East End to Land's End - the evacuation of Jews Free School, London, to Mousehole. during World War II"

Admission free - donations welcome - pasty lunch and refreshments available

Saturday 3rd October 1.15pm

The Centre

Barnabas around Britain - they said it couldn't be done - talk by Peter Morgan

Ten years ago the derelict lugger  Barnabas received Lottery funding for its restoration.  PETER MORGAN talks about the results of a decade of effort to bring this and other

boats back to sailing in Mount's Bay

Admission free - donations welcome - pasty lunch and refreshments available

Sunday 4th October 3pm

The Centre

Penzance Youth String Orchestra - Tea Concert

Here's a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!  Join the gifted young musicians for music, tea and cakes at 3pm at The Centre.   Light classics and cake – perfect!

Admission free - donations to Penzance Youth String Orchestra welcome.

Monday 5th October 7.30pm

The Centre

Poetry Tapas - An evening of poetry for people who think they don't like poetry (and everyone else too!)

Featuring GRAY LIGHTFOOT (the bus-driving poet), COLIN STRINGER (the tennis coach poet) and MARY DRUCE (the poet from the Lizard)  Poems on such intriguing subjects as a love of the B3306, a heroine called Latrine and a squirrel who lost the plot!

Admission £3 at the door.

Thursday 1st October 7pm

Newlyn Art Gallery

FILM:  TIN (Miracle Theatre)

West Cornwall, 1895.  A once glorious tin mine on which the whole town depends is on its last legs. A weather-beaten opera company arrives to perform Beethoven's Fidelio and finds itself entangled in a scam to offload worthless shares in the mine. When the mine unexpectedly yields new treasures, melodrama starts to spill over into everyday life, reputations crumble and any notion of fair play is abandoned! The fate of the whole community rests on the courage of a feisty young maid.........Made in Cornwall and based on a true story, this highly-acclaimed film stars Jenny AgutterBenjamin Luxon and Dudley Sutton.    

Admission £5 BOOK ONLINE HERE (01726) 879500 Pay bar.

Wednesday 7th October 7.30pm

The Centre


In the summer of 1850, Wilkie Collins, hoping to make his name as a writer, commenced a walking-for -pleasure tour of Cornwall, which resulted in his book, Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot.  In 2013 Jak Stringer retraced his footsteps, with the aim of bringing stories from his forgotten book alive once more and creating a performance that intertwines the life of Collins with a snapshot of Victorian Cornwall.  Walking with Wilkie combines contemporary live performance, original music and film to make an interesting, humorous and informative production.  “Show of the week” –West Briton ‘What’s On’  “We all enjoyed your show very much” – Carleen Village Hall  “A fascinating subject brought to life with enthusiasm and energy” – Praa Sands Community Centre

“Went down a storm” – Penzance Litfest  - Walking with Wilkie does a great job in bringing Wilkie Collins back to life”– Andrew Lycett (Author of ‘Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation’)

Admission £5 at the door.



Friday 9th October 7.30pm

The Centre

Stamp & Go and Djazz Celtica (Pam & Noel Betowski

This concert in aid of the Penlee Branch of the RNLI is suitably nautical as it features the popular singing group STAMP AND GO from Porthleven.  Noted for their fabulous close-harmony singing, they sing traditional shanties and their own songs of life on and by the sea.  Also appearing are the highly-talented and versatile duo DJAZZ CELTICA (Pam and Noel Betowski) who play many instruments and have a dazzling array of songs from all countries and styles to entertain!  

Admission by donation to Penlee Branch RNLI.

Saturday 10th October 7.30pm

The Centre

National Minority - a play by Alan M Kent

It is 1901 in the library of a remote country house in Cornwall and the noted antiquarian  Edward Cardew is about to make a remarkable discovery. Conceived by ALAN M. KENT, award-winning playwright of Surfing Tommies and The Tin Violin, this imaginative new play takes audiences back-and-forth across time. The play is brought to the stage by Gwary Tek (Fair Play) Productions and is directed by JASON SQUIBB from Collective Arts Ltd. (Rev Odgers in the BBC's Poldark series) The author will be present for a Q&A session afterwards making this a really special evening

Admission £8, £6 concession, in advance from BOOK ONLINE HERE (01726) 879500 or limited at the door

Sunday 11th October 2.30pm

The Centre

The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs - Shadow Puppet Theatre from The Clockwork Moth




Look out for the Poetry Postie in Newlyn on National Poetry Day Thursday 8thOctober 


Catch the Poetry Postie on her rounds where she may just have  a poetic letter or singing telegram for you  . Pick out a package or jump on the bike, ring the bell and be entertained by the Poetry Postie herself  ! Sally will be delivering her unique brand of poetic inspiration to the Nation on Thursday 8th of October in Newlyn

11 am – 2 pm  as part of Newlyn Festival and also as part of National Poetry Day ( for which she is an ambassador.  )


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