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13-22 SEPT

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Your guide to: performances, films, exhibitions and talks from the country’s most inspiring artists, writers & illustrators.

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Sights and sounds await you in the most unexpected places.

Get involved and watch Falmouth transform into a mighty stage, a sprawling gallery and a melting pot of bubbling artistic brilliance!

SPLASH 2013- funded and organised by the Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID), inspired by Falmouth’s creative spirit.

is business-led, with over 400 businesses being part of it, following extensive consultation, ballot and overwhelming ‘yes’ vote. Numerous initiatives have been delivered for the benefit of businesses and the area – destination marketing, new events

and festivals, PR campaign, public realm improvements and business training programmes. The successful BID model has been adopted by more and more UK towns and cities with the number of BIDs standing at over 150. For more information visit: www.falmouth.co.uk/media.

welcome About the Falmouth BID The Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID) is a not-for-profit company responsible for delivering a number of innovative projects that aim to improve the trading environment of Falmouth. It

For ten days in September Falmouth will be an explosion of sight and sound – we have lit the fuse and SPLASH 2013 is about to ignite!

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SPLASH SUPPORTERS: The BID would like to thank:

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the moving and the gaspinducing right here on your doorstep!

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SPLASH IS BACK! This will be your chance to see award winning plays, contemporary dance, light and sound exhibitions and talks from some of the country’s most fantastic writers, poets and illustrators. The hilarious, the bizarre,


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Andrew Motion: the customs house

Andrew Motion (Charlotte Knee)

Supper Party with Lucas Hollweg

Listen up page-turners, wordsmiths, bibliophiles and fans of rattling good reads!

bookings & enquiries To book tickets or enquire about SPLASH LITERATURE events, contact Falmouth Bookseller on 01326 312873 or email: falmouthbookseller@ mabecronbooks.co.uk OR The Poly Box Office, by telephone on 01326 319461 or via website www.thepoly.org

Falmouth will be abuzz as seriously A-list authors gather for a week of words, art and creativity. This festival within a festival really does have something for everyone: adults, children, aspiring writers will find events to raise a smile and quicken the heart. come along and savour the delights of the incredible award-winning talent on offer - and have a go at writing something yourself, whilst you’re in the SPLASH spirit.

Lucas Hollweg, former Sunday Times cookery columnist and winner of the 2012 Guild of Food Writers Cookery Columnist of the Year, will be hosting a supper party at Dolly’s Tea Room and Wine Bar. He will also be signing copies of his book ‘Good Things To Eat’, winner of Best First British Cookbook in the 2011 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. When: Friday 13th Sept Time: 7.30pm Venue: Dolly’s Tea Room Price: £25 available from Dolly’s Tel: 01326 218400

When: Sat 14th Sept Time: 2pm Venue: The Poly Price: £10

so you want to be a poet? the search for the young poet laureate of falmouth

Ten contestants will perform their poem in front of three judges including the former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion! Poems will be written by the contestant and performed with any aid whatsoever; their dog, cat, budgie, PowerPoint or fancy dress. Let’s fill The Poly with children, families and amazing fun! When: Saturday 14th Sept Time: 11am Venue: The Poly Price: FREE

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The Customs House is a stunning new collection from the former Poet Laureate. The book is in three sections and opens with a sequence of war poems, Laurels and Donkeys. He also reads from The Cinder Path, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, and Silver the sequel to Treasure Island. He will answer questions about his writing and give a book signing.

The Great Junior British Bake-Off

Following the success of The Great British Bake-Off we will host a junior version at Dolly’s Tea Room. Cake entries can be made by children age 12 and under. There will be two categories ‘Cakes’ and ‘Cupcakes and Muffins’. A trio of cakeeating connoisseurs will be judging the scrumptious delights! For entries contact Dolly’s 01326 218400. When: Saturday 14th Sept Time: 3pm Venue: Dolly’s Tea Room Price: FREE


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Debby Fowler in conversation with Ivan Corbett

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St Ives writer Debby Fowler will be discussing her hugely successful series of Felicity Paradise crime novels with her publisher Ivan Corbett of Truran Publishing. Followed by questions and a book signing. rick stein

Rick Stein: Under a Mackerel Sky

Rick Stein will talk candidly about his early life and his rise to fame in the restaurant and food industry. After opening several successful restaurants in Padstow and one in Australia, Rick followed a career as broadcaster, food champion and writer. Lucas Hollweg, former Sunday Times Food writer and winner of 2012 Guild of Food Writers Cookery Columnist of the Year will interview Rick about his life and newly published autobiography ‘Under A Mackerel Sky’, followed by questions and a book signing. When: Sat 14th Sept Time: 7.30pm Venue: The Poly Price: £10

telltales

Eight local writers will read new poems, short fiction, a script or an extract from a novel, travel piece or other new project. The loose theme around which these are curated is ‘SPLASH!’, in line with the festival itself. For more information, or to submit a piece for the evening, visit the Telltales website www.telltales.org. uk or contact Alan Robinson 07947 341845. When: Mon 16th Sept Time: 7pm Venue: Dolly’s Tea Room Price: FREE

When: Monday 16th Sept Time: 3pm Venue: The Poly Price: £3 (incl. a cup of tea)

Not For Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher with Robin Harris

Local author Robin Harris will talk about his biography of Margaret Thatcher. For many years he worked as her speech writer and close adviser and became one of the most trusted members of her political team in Downing Street. Robin will give a personal account of his close working relationship and friendship with the Iron Lady. Followed by questions and a book signing..

Strictly Ann: Illustrated Talk with Ann Widdecombe

Forthright, intrepid and engaging, Ann Widdecombe, former Shadow Home Secretary and more recently star of Strictly Come Dancing, will be talking about her bestselling autobiography, ‘Strictly Ann’. In her book she recounts her childhood, her extremely successful career in politics, followed by her TV and stage career. Ann will take questions and sign copies of her book. When: Wed 18th Sept Time: 7.30pm Venue: The Poly Price: £10

craft workshop With Jo Colwill

The founder of Cowslip Workshops will be hosting a small craft workshop where you will make a small embroidered wall hanging inspired by a project from Jo’s new book, ‘Cushions and Quilts: Quilting Projects to Decorate Your Home.’ When: Thurs 19th Sept Time: 10am - 12pm Venue: Dolly’s Tea Room Price: £25 (incl. craft kit, book, tea & cake)

The Usual Suspects: Crime Writer’s Evening

Local author Emily Barr will be in conversation with two fellow crime writers. Followed by questions and a book signing. When: Thurs 19th Sept Time: 7pm Venue: Dolly’s Tea Room Price: £6 (incl. glass of wine)

ann widdecombe (poppy berry)

Charlie Carroll is an author and secondary school English teacher. ‘No Fixed Abode’ tells of his journey on foot from the picturesque Cornish coast to the Strand in London with basic supplies and a commitment not to spend money on travel or accommodation. When: Sat 21st Sept Time: 11am Venue: The Poly Price: £3 (incl. a cup of tea) (All proceeds for a charity to support the homeless.)

The Lonely Sea Dragon: Tales from Cornwall with Helen Dunmore and Rebecca Cobb

Talking about their bestselling chick-lit novels based in Cornwall, this will be a funfilled evening. Followed by questions and a book signing.

Writer Helen Dunmore and illustrator Rebecca Cobb will be in conversation with their publisher, Ron Johns, (Mabecron Books) discussing Cornwall as an influence for their work. The Lonely Sea Dragon is their latest collaboration. Previous works include The Ferry Birds and Islanders. Questions followed by book signing.

When: Fri 20th Sept Time: 7pm Venue: Dolly’s Tea Room Price: £6 (incl. glass of wine)

When: Sat 21st Sept Time: 2pm Venue: The Poly Price: £5 adults / £2 children

‘A Girl’s Night In!’ with Veronica Henry and Lucy Diamond

When: Tues 17th Sept Time: 7pm Venue: Dolly’s Tea Room Price: £6 (incl. glass of wine)

No Fixed Abode: A Journey Through Homelessness from Cornwall to London with Charlie Carroll


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THÉRÈSE DESQUEYROUX (S/T) 110mins (12A)

“Tautou, eschewing her usual smiley charm, is a revelation, and Miller’s final film a fine testimony to his art.” Derek Malcolm

Arthouse worth shouting about. In the spirit of SPLASH, this is the perfect opportunity to go see something different and unforgettable.

When: Mon 16th & Tues 17th Sept at 7.30pm Where: The Poly Price: £6.50/£5 Contact: The Poly Box Office 01326 319461 www.thepoly.org

PerformanceS

Ordures & Ménagère

the story republic

The Story Republic is a travelling world of words which celebrates the place of story in Cornwall’s culture. When: Sat 14th Sept Where: The Moor Price: FREE

TALWYN’S TALES

Join Talwyn, a ‘scullery maid’ from Arwenack House, on a journey of discovery exploring historic tales of the Killigrew family in Falmouth. For families. When: Sat 14th Sept Where: Meet at Falmouth Art Gallery 3pm - 4pm Price: FREE

performance poets, theatrics & expressions of creativity will be on show in places you didn’t expect across falmouth during splash. keep an eye out!

Look out for Hors Piste, the French street circus company, bringing a quirky, irreverent take on modern life during a 40min show. When: Thurs 19th Sept, 7pm Where: Events Square

Paul Miskin and Jim Carey from BragaTanga

A performance inspired by Art Masters: Francis Hewlett and Lionel Miskin. When: Fri 20th Sept Where: Falmouth Art Gallery 7pm - 8.30pm Price: FREE

Les Oiseaux (2 birds)

Street theatre brought to life in Falmouth. Be amazed and inspired to fly! When: Sat 21st Sept, at 12am and 3pm Where: The Moor Price: FREE

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François Mauriac’s legendary 1927 novel of French provincial life has been gloriously brought to the screen by the inestimable Claude Miller in his final film. Sumptuously photographed to capture the full beauty of the pine-forested Landes area in southwest France, Therese Desqueyroux is a beautifully conceived drama of exquisite taste.

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Merlin Art Auction 2013 Exhibition

When: Sat 14th Sept Fri 11th Oct Time: 10am - 5pm (Mon - Sat) Where: The Poly (Main Upstairs Gallery) Price: £3.50 / £2.50

When: Sat 14th Sept -Fri 4th Oct Time: 10am - 5pm (Mon-Sat) Where: Falmouth Art Gallery Price: FREE 30mm

This exhibition showcases the work of two artists, Francis Hewlett (1930 – 2012) and Lionel Miskin (1924 – 2006). As tutors at Falmouth School of Art they were responsible for introducing new ways of teaching that energised the Falmouth art scene in the 1960s and 70s. Although stylistically distinct from one another, both men were good friends and shared a similar sense of the absurd. The exhibition includes examples of work from each artist, showing their breadth and range, from etchings and paintings to quirky ceramics.

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exhibitions

The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour. Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, a Hayward Touring exhibition from the Southbank Centre, features 35 lithographic prints of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life, when the artist was confined to his bed. It includes many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes.

Art Masters Francis Hewlett and Lionel Miskin

exhibitions

Matisse – Drawing with Scissors, Late Works (1950–1954)

Over fifty of the region’s finest artists have donated an exciting and intriguing selection of art for this oneoff exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery to raise funds for the Merlin MS Centre, a Cornwallbased charity which helps people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Includes Turner Prize nominee David Tremlett, whose work can also be seen at the Tate.

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A place of support, therapy and information for Cornwall

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Turkish Delight

Showcasing a small and unique exhibition by Penny When: Mon 16th Sept - Sun Macbeth and Suzanne Crook 23rd Nov in the Pink Shed on Events A place of support, therapy place of (Mon-Sat) support, therapy and information for CornwallSponsored by Time: 10am - A5pm Square. and information for Cornwall Where: Falmouth Art Gallery The Shed. Price: FREE When: Throughout the Festival Time: Open daily 11am – 4pm Where: Pink Shed, Events Exhibitions come and go, Square but these are truly worth Price: FREE A place of support, therapy and information for Cornwall

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getting excited about.

Especially for Falmouth, SPLASH has curated a riot of the bizarre and the wonderful to tickle your eyes and nourish your soul. Even if art is ‘not your thing’, this is the perfect time to step outside of your normal self and witness something different.


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CLAY HEADS

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Take a second look at Falmouth! A series of local practicing artists’ work will be on display in shop windows from Events Square through to The Moor (see illustrations on pages 10-11) When: Throughout the festival Where: Throughout the town Price: FREE MURAL At The Docks commissioned by A&P and Falmouth Art Gallery. View the painting created by Vicki Gillow and Juliet Walshe, across the water from Events Square.

Great family drop-in workshop. Julian Dyson’s portrait of ‘Steve’ which you can see in the Gallery is made of clay. Come along and make yourself or your friend out of our air drying clay! When: Sat 14th Sept Time: 2 - 3pm Where: Falmouth Art Gallery Price: FREE

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Take a little look at Lionel Miskin’s colourful ceramics which feature quirky suits, snazzy shirts, spotty trousers and terrific ties. Then collage your way to an amazing fabric creation at this fun family drop-in workshop. When: Sat 21st Sept Time: 2 - 3pm Where: Falmouth Art Gallery Price: FREE

‘So You Want To Be A Poet? The Search for the Young Poet Laureate of Falmouth’ Sat 14th Sept, 11am. The Poly. FREE. Sir Andrew Motion: the customs house Sat 14th Sept, 2pm. The Poly. £10. the great junior british bake off Sat 14th Sept, 3pm. Dolly’s Tea Room. FREE. Rick Stein: Under a Mackerel Sky Sat 14th Sept, 7.30pm. The Poly. £10. Debby Fowler in conversation with Ivan Corbett Sun 15th Sept, 3pm. Dolly’s Tea Room. £3 (incl. tea). Telltales Mon 16th Sept, 7pm. Dolly’s Tea Room. FREE. Not For Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher with Robin Harris Tue 17th Sept, 7pm. Dolly’s Tea Room. £6 (incl. a glass of wine). Strictly Ann: Illustrated Talk with Ann Widdecombe Wed 18th Sept, 7.30pm. The Poly. £10.

‘A Girl’s Night In!’ with Veronica Henry and Lucy Diamond Fri 20th Sept, 7pm. Dolly’s Tea Room. £6 (incl. a glass of wine). no fixed abode: a journey through homelessness from cornwall to london with charlie carroll Sat 21st Sept, 11am. Dolly’s Tea Room. £3 (incl. tea). The Lonely Sea Dragon: Tales from Cornwall with Helen Dunmore and Rebecca Cobb Sat 21st Sept, 2pm. The Poly. Adults £5 Children £2. FILM THÉRÈSE DESQUEYROUX (S/T) 110mins (12A) Mon 16th & Tues 17th Sept, 7.30pm. The Poly. £6.50/£5.00

Les Oiseaux (2 birds) Sat 21st Sept, 12am and 3pm. The Moor. FREE. EXHIBITIONS Matisse – Drawing with Scissors, Late Works (1950–1954). Mon 16th Sept – Fri 11th Oct, 10am – 5pm (Mon – Sat). The Poly. £3.50/£2.50. Merlin Art Auction 2013 Exhibition Sat 14th Sept - Fri 4th Oct, 10am-5pm (Mon-Sat). Falmouth Art Gallery. FREE. Art Masters Francis Hewlett & Lionel Miskin Mon 16th Sept-23rd Nov, 10am-5pm (Mon-Sat). Falmouth Art Gallery. FREE. Turkish Delight Open daily 11am – 4pm. Pink Shed, Events Square. FREE. ART

PERFORMANCES

Pop Up Art Throughout the town. Throughout the Festival. FREE.

The Story Republic Sat 14th Sept, the Moor. FREE

MURAL The Docks; view from Events Square.

Talwyn’s Tales Sat 14th Sept, 3pm-4pm. FREE. Meet at Falmouth Art Gallery.

Clay Heads Sat 14th Sept, 2-3pm. Falmouth Art Gallery. FREE.

Ordures & Ménagère Thurs 19th Sept, 7pm. Events Square.

Seeing Spots Sat 21st Sept, 2-3pm. Falmouth Art Gallery. FREE.

To book tickets or enquire about SPLASH LITERATURE events, contact Falmouth Bookseller on 01326 312873 or email: falmouthbookseller@mabecronbooks.co.uk OR The Poly Box Office, by telephone on 01326 319461 or via website: www.thepoly.org

For more details: www.falmouth.co.uk t @FalmouthBID F Falmouth ‘spirit of the sea’

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SUPPER PARTY WITH LUCAS HOLLWEG Friday 13th Sept, 7.30pm. Dolly’s Tea Room. £25

The Usual Suspects: Crime Writer’s Evening Thurs 19th Sept, 7pm. Dolly’s Tea Room. £6 (incl. a glass of wine).

Paul Miskin and Jim Carey from BragaTanga Fri 20th Sept, 7pm - 8pm. Falmouth Art Gallery, FREE.

schedule

the schedule 2013

craft workshop With Jo Colwill Thurs 19th Sept, 10am-12pm. Dolly’s Tea Room. £25 (incl. craft kit, book, tea and cake).


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superb forthcoming events...

Falmouth Oyster Festival October 2013

Falmouth Beer Festival October 2013

A Falmouth Christmas

December 2013

Falmouth Spring Festival March 2014

Fal River festival May- Jun 2014

June 2014

Falmouth Week August 2014

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Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival


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