Events at St Austell Arts Centre

    15th Sept 7.30pm


    The Showman himself Zac Bauman will lead you through this magical experience of some of the greatest songs of all time from The American Songbook. Max Hutton brings you a feel of the modern with his Buble /Paul Anka style renditions of old to new, and new to old. Andy Sturmey piano brings his magic fingers to the piano keys for great solo spots but also to accompany these experienced performers for some beautiful Intimate moments through the show.

    Experience the warm and sensual voice of Grace Ellington as she also sprinkles a bit of glamour to the whole proceedings. Fantastic Duo and Trio performances as well as a wonderful sense of nostalgia, humour and glamour accompanies this show! Come along and enjoy this wonderful night of Entertainment .

    Seats are limited so book early to avoid disappointment !!

    Friday 22nd September 7.30pm


    Get ready for the ultimate live rock experience this September at St Austell Arts Centre! Mike Norfolk Guitar Heroes is coming to St Austell.

    Don’t miss the chance to see this rare talent live on stage; expect jaw-dropping guitar solos, stellar vocals and a fantastic live show that will have you nodding, singing or dancing along to all your favourite rock hits.

    Supported by his professional live band, Mike's exceptional talent spans from bangers to ballads, featuring full live renditions of classic hits from bands such as: Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, Kansas, Thin Lizzy, Toto, Queen, Status Quo, Gary Moore, Free, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Thunder, Led Zeppelin, The Who, ZZ Top, Prince, Rainbow, Jimmi Hendrix and many more.

    Fri 29th September - 7.30pm

    JIMMY CANNON PRESENTS - "OUR KIND OF MUSIC" - the Best in Jazz and Swing Music.

    Listen to the kind of music that the esteemed Michael Parkinson loved so much in a monthly residency that pays tribute to his musical legacy.

    Featuring the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Diana Krall, Jamie Cullum, Michael Bublé, Cleo Laine, Buddy Greco, Stephane Grappelli, Nina Simone, Harry Connick Jr., Julie London, George Shearing, Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé, Carmen McRae, Al Jarreau, Dizzy Gillespie, and Anita O'Day.

    Hosted by singer and saxophonist Jimmy Cannon, this curated series encapsulates the sophistication and artistry that defined an era. With each performance, Jimmy leads us through a journey of resonating melodies and timeless rhythms, honouring the memory of Parky and his profound impact on the world of music.

    Get your tickets early for this special performance and lose yourself in the timeless music's resonant harmonies.

    Sat October 7th 7.30pm


    TOUCH theatre present Bombshells by Joanna Murray-Smith by arrangement with Nick Hern Books

    In a departure from its usual fare, TOUCH theatre brings you a comedy drama cabaret night.

    An exhausted mother, the bride to be, a fading star, a jilted wife and lonely widow – provide a funny and often moving combination of comedy, truth and rapture.

    Join us for a talking heads style evening where 5 residents of North Heatherton invite you in for a snapshot of their world - these sublimely funny and touching monologues will stay with you long after the evening is over.

    Sat 14th October 7.30pm


    Love is a Battlefield: a story of male passion, violence and sexual identity; a gay re-imagining of the story of Carmen.

    Come Out Fighting has passion, action, even some comedy - and something to say to everyone. The script manages successfully to combine a sense of gritty realism of the life of a Squaddie, of Joe's coming out and of Carl's hidden vulnerability, all with a certain amount of humour.

    Come Out Fighting is a new play by Nick Bamford and performed by What Now Product!ons. New to Cornwall, the company brings decades of experience to produce engaging, original, new writing for both stage and screen.....

    Friday 3rd November 7.30pm


    Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the Westcountry’s award-winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands.

    With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances, which are an eclectic mix of traditional tunes, covers of Springsteen or The Hollies, together with his own compositions and songs from his contemporaries.

    All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit

    Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy an evening in the company

    of one of Folk music's legends.

    Friday 1st December 7.30pm


    Arts Centre favourite, Remi Harris returns with a brand new show that is very close to his heart, paying tribute to the great Peter Green founder of the original Fleetwood Mac.

    Remi will be joined by vocalist Dale Barham, bassist Tom Moore and Shane Dixon on drums to perform music from throughout Peter Green's career. Including such classics as Man Of The World, Black Magic Woman, Need Your Love So Bad, Albatross and The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown).

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm

    Sat 13th January 2024 7.30pm


    BBC’s Bob Harris and author/music journalist Colin Hall set out upon an intimate speaking tour based around their mutual love and appreciation of The Beatles, including a previously unheard interview with Lennon/McCartney from Bob’s archive. Together, Bob & Colin tell of how Lennon, McCartney and, to a lesser extent, Harrison gifted their tunes to others.

    For the past 20 years, Colin Hall has been the custodian at John Lennon’s childhood home ‘Mendips’ (guiding the likes of Bob Dylan, Yoko Ono and James Taylor around the property), has written two books on The Fab Four and presented a BBC Radio 4 documentary with Alexei Sayle titled ‘The Lennon Visitors’. Coincidentally, Colin was incredibly in attendance at the Village Fete where John was first introduced to Paul!

    The two friends have worked on several projects together before including the upcoming film Pre:Fab (which focuses on the band’s early days as The Quarrymen), a WBBC production of ‘The Songs The Beatles Gave Away’ and 2007’s Sony Award-winning ‘The Day John Met Paul.’

    This is the perfect show for fans of The Beatles, The 1960s, Pop Trivia and for anyone who ever listened to, and enjoyed, the timeless music of Lennon & McCartney.

    Sunday 17th March 2024 8pm

    PAUL FOOT: DISSOLVE (comedy)

    Life is a stress: full of rushed breakfasts, angry people, internal conflict, and Jacob Rees-Mogg. But what happens when everything you thought was important – your problems, grievances against others, your very identity – simply disappears?

    Multi-award-winning and trail-blazing comedian, Paul Foot, is back on tour with Dissolve, his most personal, surprising and ground-breaking show ever.

    In the year 2022 AD something momentous changed for Paul, and in this show he will reveal how he discovered the secret of life on the outskirts of Lancaster.*

    Inevitably, along the way, Paul does get distracted by King Tutankhamun, the House of Lords, Sir Cliff Richard, officious lollipop ladies and what Jesus might have achieved if he’d been a plumber.

    Friday 19th April 7.30pm


    Martin Simpson has had the most nominations of any performer in the history of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. 32 nominations, 13 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice.

    The remarkable intimate solo performances of Martin Simpson go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

    “What’s it like being the best guitar player in the world…?” Martin’s modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer’s question recently, but the facts speak for themselves:

    40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.

    Sat 27th April 2024 8pm


    Jo Caulfield: Here Comes Trouble!

    As seen on: The Michael McIntyre Show, The John Bishop Show, Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You and many, many other top tv & radio comedy shows

    Voted Comedians’ Comedian of The Year 2021/2022, Jo Caulfield is quite simply one of the most consistently funny and creative comics in the country

    Hot on the heels of her sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, Here Comes Trouble is packed with brilliant routines and fantastically embarrassing stories.

    Audiences can expect razor-sharp observations and scandalous one- liners as Jo gets her claws into everything and everyone.

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