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2020:

Presented by intoBodmin & Cabaret Voltaire South West

ST PETROC'S SESSIONS: BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH

St Petroc's Church

New date:

Friday 4th September | Doors 8pm

Benjamin Francis Leftwich has announced an intimate UK tour for February and March 2020, which will see him play in venues he hasn't before around the country. We’re thrilled to announce that he’ll be performing in Bodmin as one of our St Petrocs Sessions, organised by intobodmin and Cabaret Voltaire.

The St Petroc’s Sessions are a series of concerts offering a rare opportunity to enjoy live music and entertainment in the beautiful setting of Cornwall’s largest church, St Petroc’s in Bodmin, which dates from the 15th Century. Expect big-name headliners and a platform for local talent. 

Tickets:

£13

Presented by intoBodmin

SUMMER LAUNCH PARTY

The Old Library 

**CANCELLED**

Join us as we celebrate the start of an exciting Summer of fantastic theatre, music, and comedy at The Old Library and beyond. Become and informed advocate and be the first to hear the news from intoBodmin HQ.

 

The Ola Café Bar will be open, don’t miss this friendly and relaxed evening at The Old Library. It’s a free event, but please sign up and let us know you’re coming!

Tickets:

FREE

Presented by intoBodmin 

Weekday Workshops: IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY

The Gallery | The Old Library

**CANCELLED**

intoBodmin are working with a range of creatives to offer a series of fun and creative workshops which will ignite your imagination, inspire creativity and be an opportunity to make new friends in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

This fun, no pressure workshop is designed for people who want a laugh. Join Teresa Holcomb Gamon who will be doing a series of games similar to Whose Line is it Anyway, in a relaxed, lighthearted environment. Non threatening and silly so bring your imagination, but most importantly- your sense of humour! No experience of any kind necessary, but spaces are limited and booking is essential. 

Tickets:

£5

Presented by intoBodmin

Rosie Race presents CYCLE 

The Old Library 

**POSTPONED** | Date TBA

Ever wondered how to hold yourself as though someone else is holding you?

Claire has.

Claire is an intimacy addict and a lonely woman.

Expect a smattering of confession, sofa-wrestling and a bit too much cake as claire begs the question 'In a world where we are seemingly more connected than ever before, how can one feel so alone?'

If you like Hitchcock and the smell of a lover’s laundry then you will (probably) love this show.

Tickets:

£10 / £8 / £5

Presented by intoBodmin

Weekday WorkshopsA DRAWSTRING BAG - SEWING WORKSHOP 

The Gallery | The Old Library 

**CANCELLED**

Come along to this fun workshop to learn how to make a finished drawstring bag for your bits and pieces using some basic sewing skills…to take home!

Never sewn before? Can’t even thread a needle? Don’t worry, absolutely no previous experience necessary and all materials are included!

Places are limited and booking is essential.

Tickets:

£5

Presented by intoBodmin & Cabaret Voltaire South West

ST PETROC'S SESSIONS: LAU

St Petroc's Church

Thursday 28th May | Doors 7pm 

For the first time in over a decade, Lau present an entirely acoustic tour, as part of their ‘Unplugged’ Concert Tour 2020.

The pioneering Scottish folk trio have been acknowledged as phenomenal live performers (‘the UK's best live band’ – the Guardian), and now their Unplugged concert tour sees traditional music’s most celebrated innovators strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects. In brash and polarised political times, here is the poetry of real instruments and considerate music making.

 

The St Petroc’s Sessions offer a rare opportunity to enjoy live music from big-name headliners and emerging local talent. 

Tickets:

£18.50

Presented by intoBodmin

Pamela DeMenthe presents STICKY DIGITS 

The Old Library 

Thursday 11th June | 7:30pm 

“Fifty Shades of Grey meets Alan Partridge.”

The doyenne of erotic fiction, Pamela DeMenthe, is throbbing her way to the south west to present her seminal scorcher, Sticky Digits.

 

She invites you to an interactive masterclass in salacious storytelling and a reading which promises to make you weep from every orifice. Plus, personalised erotic fiction to take home!

Ages 16+

Tickets:

£10 / £8 / £5 

Presented by intoBodmin

Sheepish Productions present

COMMUNICATE

The Old Library

Sat 10th October | 7:30pm

“I should have mentioned it before, my Mum, she, last year, she passed”. 
 
James is suffocated by his past. Based on true events, this is one couple’s journey through bereavement, love, superheroes and enforced pen maintenance.

 

A story about opening up and not letting your past determine your future. 
 
Age 12+ 

This play addresses and raises issues in relation to bereavement and mental health. It contains flashing light effects, mild adult language and themes of death, grief (and Santa!)

Tickets:

£10 / £8 / £5

Presented by intoBodmin & C Fylm

BAIT

The Old Library

**CANCELLED**

The view may be beautiful, but you can't eat it. 

 

Don't miss Mark Jenkin's BAFTA award winning BAIT at The Old Library this month, as part of intoBodmin's Bodmin in Motion Film Club in partnership with C Fylm.

Written and Directed by Cornwall's Mark Jenkin, and starring Edward Rowe (AKA the Kernow King) as a struggling fisherman, Bait deals with the tensions that arise between locals and tourists in a Cornish fishing village against a back drop of second homes, short-term lets and gentrification.

Tickets:

£6

Presented by intoBodmin & Cabaret Voltaire South West

ST PETROC'S SESSIONS: ELIZA CARTHY RESTITUTE LIVE

St Petroc's Church

**POSTPONED** | Date TBA 

Describing herself simply as a “modern English musician”, Eliza Carthy is one of the most recognisable faces of the English folk revival. 

 

The band for the Restitute tour comprises Eliza Carthy, Ben Seal, Ben Somers, Willy Molleson and David Delarre – with support from Teylu and special guest appearance from Saul Rose.


The St Petroc’s Sessions are a series of concerts offering the rare opportunity to experience headline acts alongside the best local talent, right here in Bodmin.

Tickets:

£20

Presented by Sue Ferguson

Weekday Workshops: READING THE PLAY

The Gallery | The Old Library 

**CANCELLED**

Due to the popularity of the Wednesday evening play reading group, Sue will be conducting a new Wednesday play reading workshop.

This informal workshop will have a focus on relaxation and fun as well as a chance to discover a range of playwrights, styles and periods and explore plays that you may always have been fascinated with. No experience of any kind necessary!

Places are limited and booking is essential.

Tickets:

£5

Presented by intoBodmin

QUIJADA 

The Old Library 

**CANCELLED**

Qujada play some of the more well-known Buena Vista Social Club numbers, plus Eliades Ochoa and other salsa tunes along with some Cumbia.

 

With lyrics sung in Spanish and English it is essentially an Afro-Cuban line up, with Latin percussion at the root of the music.

This is an intimate gig at The Old Library with a party atmosphere! The Ola Cafe Bar will be open, so put on your dancing shoes and come along!

Tickets:

£10 / £8 / £5

Presented by intoBodmin

THE RHEINGANS SISTERS 

The Old Library 

**POSTPONED** | Date TBA 

The Rheingans Sisters' playful and powerful music is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions. Making connections between the music of different geographical roots, they have developed a rich artistic approach to the deconstruction and reimagining of traditional music alongside their own beguiling compositions.

 

The sisters are full-hearted performers and spontaneous, on-stage improvisors, with adventurous use of fiddles, voices, banjo, bansitar, tambourin à cordes, spoken word, dancing feet and percussion.

Tickets:

£12

Presented by intoBodmin

RACHAEL DADD

The Old Library 

NB: New date

Thursday 22nd October | 7:30pm 

Rachael has been gaining the reputation as a pioneering and thought-provoking artist unafraid to push the boundaries of folk and pop. 


Contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is on a strong path with so much interest and support from DJs, tastemakers, her contemporaries and key people in the music industry. Don't miss this rare intimate gig at The Old Library.

“Brilliant singer songwriter...cogent and thought provoking” - Lauren Laverne

Tickets:

£12 

Presented by intoBodmin

GIDEON CONN

The Old Library 

Saturday 13th June | 7:30pm 

Gideon Conn is an innovative and artist and songwriter, seamlessly blending soul, jazz, hip hop and more, with lyrics that make you smile and think. His performance style is compelling and utterly unique.

‘The people of Britain may not know it yet but Gideon Conn is one of their national treasures’ – Scroobius Pip

Tickets:

£10 / £8 / £5 

Presented by intoBodmin

Cscape present

THE IMAGINARIUM | TREE

The Old Library 

New Date: Sunday 27th September | 10:30am, 11:45am & 2pm

TREE is the tallest and oldest in the forest. Animals live and play among her roots, bees and birds weave through her branches.

Cscape present TREE, a dance and theatre adventure for little ones to enjoy, together with their grown-ups, based on the popular children’s book by Britta Teckentrupp.

Please note: this performance has been postponed until 2020. Sign up to the intoBodmin newsletter for news and announcements. 

Tickets:

£8 / £6 

Presented by intoBodmin 

Comedy Night with

THE TWO ROBBIES

The Old Library

**CANCELLED**

The Two Robbies are here!

 

Rob Barratt is a Dudley-born and Cornwall-based comic poet, humourist and singer. Robert Garnham's whimsy- driven poems are off-beat, high energy and hilariously deadpan. Together they are the Two Robbies! Come along for an evening of rhyming and silliness, comedy and songs! 

Tickets:

£10 / £8 / £5

Presented by intoBodmin

Running Dog Theatre presents THE GOAT SHOW

The Old Library

**POSTPONED** | Date TBA 

In a corner of Devon not too far from here, trouble is brewing. One too many sandwiches have been stolen; One too many flowers eaten; And one too many goat poos have been pooed. With the tourist season fast approaching can the town put aside its differences, or will disaster ensue? 

Mixing puppetry, storytelling and live music, Running Dog Theatre brings you a rollicking adventure story about goats, division and overcoming conflict - but with chase sequences and competitive poo collection! 

Tickets:

£8 adult / £6 child

Presented by Sue Ferguson

PLAY READING GROUP

The Old Library 

**CANCELLED**

Fancy trying your hand at a part in a play? Want to discover a range of playwrights, styles & periods? Come and join our informal and fun play reading group! 

Sessions are currently fully booked, but register your interest and get on the waiting list by contacting Sue Ferguson at sueferguson1995@me.com or call 07771 766 089. Advance booking is required as places are limited. 

Tickets:

£4

Presented by intoBodmin

Gary Cordingley presents UNDER AFRICAN SKIES

The Old Library 

**POSTPONED** | Date TBA

Mamadou is no hunter.  Neither is he a warrior, and as his coming of age ritual approaches, he runs away from his village. Join him on his journey of adventure and discovery as his trek becomes a rite of passage, collecting stories along the way.

 

Whether it be singing, clapping, dancing or simply eating a giant flea in a clearing in the jungle with the king of the baboons, join Gary Cordingley for an energetic afternoon of storytelling, drumming and song, bringing to life the story of one boy’s journey into manhood.

Tickets:

£10 / £8 / £5

Presented by intoBodmin

Coming soon... INTO EVERYWHERE FESTIVAL

Multiple venues across Bodmin

**POSTPONED**

New dates: 17th-24th October

Exploration at the centre of everyday life! Take an expedition into our natural and urban environment, venture into theatre, music and art, or explore yourself, human emotions and ideas.

Into Everywhere festival spans space and time with acres of events over 8 days in multiple venues. Discover music, exhibitions, workshops, mini expeditions, panel discussions, talks by explorers, scientists and experts, and more! 

Stay tuned for announcements, news and updates about Bodmin's first ever Festival of Exploration! 

Tickets:

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Presented by intoBodmin & Ola Cafe

The Slinky Minsky's TAPAS & CABURLESQUE NIGHT

The Old Library 

Saturday 6th June | 7:30pm 

After their sell-out event at The Old Library earlier this year, The Slinky Minsky’s are back and they’re ready for more!

The Slinky Minsky’s mix together the wild style of cabaret with the timeless tastes of burlesque. Join Babalicious, with her sultry, seductive singing and her gorgeously talented girls, highly experienced in the art of tease. The whole night is filled with music, dancing and a lot of giggles.

Enjoy a tipple on arrival and delicious tapas while you enjoy the show, fresh from the kitchen of the delectible Ola Café.

Tickets:

£30

Presented by intoBodmin

RUMBA DIABLO ORQUESTA LATINA! 

The Old Library 

Saturday 20th June | 7:30pm 

Get set for an evening of irresistible Latin rhythms with RUMBA DIABLO ORQUESTA LATINA!

 

One of Cornwall’s most popular Latin bands, Rumba Diablo specialise in authentic Afro-Cuban Son, Samba and Colombia's own very special dance music: Cumbia. Rumba Diablo have performed at the Tropical Pressure, Golowan and ChilliFest festivals.

This is an intimate gig at The Old Library with a party atmosphere! The Ola Cafe Bar will be open, so put on your dancing shoes and come along!

Tickets:

£10 / £8 / £5 

REGULAR EVENTS:

Presented by intoBodmin & Catherine Horton

REPAIR ROOM

The Old Library

The last Wednesday of each month | 10am - 1pm

Bring your broken and worn out items and join us to learn how to repair and mend, save money and be part of a community sharing crafts, knowledge and creative skills. 

The Ola Cafe will be open, so even if you have nothing to repair, come along and enjoy a cuppa or lend a hand with someone else’s repair job.

Tickets:

FREE 

Presented by intoBodmin

PAY IT FORWARD

The Old Library & other venues

Valid for any intoBodmin show at any venue

Buy a ticket for a stranger. Make someone's day. 


Everyone deserves access to the Arts and Culture, and a person's bank balance shouldn't be a barrier to this. 

Do a good deed and Pay it Forward, and maybe you'll start a chain of good deeds. 

How does it work? 

Buy a Pay it Forward ticket at any time, and it's valid for any intoBodmin show at any venue. We give them out to those we think would benefit most from them, either at their request or as part of our outreach programme. 

Ticket price includes complimentary feelgood factor. 

Tickets:

£10 / £8 / £5

Presented by intoBodmin

BODMIN IN MOTION FILM CLUB

The Old Library & other unusual venues

Regular screenings on selected dates 

A film club with a twist! Unusual screenings in unusual places, in association with C-Fylm. 

Bodmin in Motion is a community film club which sprang up around The Old Library, and is run by intoBodmin volunteers. The film club specialises in showing unusual screenings in unusual places - not just inside the Old Library - other venues include St Petroc's Church, a vintage carriage at Bodmin & Wenford Railway and inside Bodmin Keep! 

Tickets:

£3-£6 

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Presented by Bodmin Folk Club

BODMIN FOLK CLUB

The Old Library

Meet every Friday at 8pm | Events on selected dates 

Bodmin Folk Club meet at The Old Library each Friday night, and this year they are celebrating 50 years in the heart of Bodmin.  #BodminFolk50 

Bodmin Folk Club is a members club, offering discounts on Guest and Open House Nights. For more information about membership or events, please visit their website or join them on social media. 

Advance tickets for Bodmin Folk Club events are available on their website and at tourist information centres across Cornwall. 

Tickets:

£ - 

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intoBodmin CIC

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The Old Library, 10 Lower Bore Street, Bodmin, PL31 2JX

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