Hundreds of people come along to The Old Library and sit and watch, laugh, cry and cheer along with our fantastic performers. But all these brilliant bums on seats are taking their toll! We want to replace 40 of our chairs, and we’ve set our sights on something more comfy! But we can’t do it without you. Sponsor a seat for £30 and we will put either your name or your chosen person’s name on the chair, which will be used at The Old Library during our fantastic events in 2020 and beyond. Give your support now!
A tragi-comic exploration of living and juggling creative lives alongside everyday ‘real life’ pressures.
What does it mean to be a performer/actor/creative/writer in today’s world? How do we live? How do we survive between jobs?
Looking at the tensions of auditioning, interviews, workshops and also at competitiveness, age, self-esteem and how we find our ‘voice’. In a series of overlapping and interlinking monologues we deconstruct our pasts, present and future to define or re-define who we are. All this is sprinkled with an eclectic mix of dialogue, poetry, music, projections and voice over, combined with a bit of the quirky, the honest and the irreverent.
'A woman with bolt cutters stands at the fence on the common and smiles at a solider on the other side in the Greenham military base; “Don't worry,” she says, “We'll soon get you out of there!”'
Based on fresh, original testimonies given by over 100 Greenham Common Women, this talk offers an intimate portrait of the adventures, personalities and dilemmas of the Greenham Women, exploring how Greenham's legacy has influenced current cultural, and political movements including Repeal The 8th, Extinction Revolution, the Stanstead 15 and the MeToo movement.
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.
Presented by intoBodmin & Cabaret Voltaire South West
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!
Bodmin in Motion | 48 Hour Film Challenge PREMIERE SCREENING
Thurs 27th February | 7:30pm
The Old Library
Presented by intoBodmin
A new play by Alright Mate? co-founder Cally Hayes about love, loss and parenthood. Cracking takes an intimate look from a father’s perspective about what happens when you survive the worst but now risk losing everything.
Three days into motherhood, Rachel didn’t recognise herself. There was nothing Sam wouldn’t do to keep his family together. Practical and hands on, he stuck with it, held his tongue and eventually Rachel got better.
So why are they now sitting on a therapist’s couch tumbling back into the past and Sam in real danger of losing his footing?
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.
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
It’s Peter’s birthday and the first day of his enforced retirement. There’s a present for him on the table wrapped in blue tissue paper. But his wife, Mary, won’t come out of the back room. His daughter, Lia loves him dearly and wants to come and celebrate but Storm Lear is brewing. Her husband, Cal is pushing plans for Peter to sell his clifftop house. Peter is standing his ground.
After all, he is THE COASTGUARD and some things need to be protected to the death.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin reimagined through live music and shadow puppetry.
Amidst a musical score that shifts between sensationally boisterous Eastern European folk and sparse reﬂective piano works, RAT tells the tale of a curious man who offers to rid a corrupt town in crisis by driving its vermin infestation away.
Emilio Ayto is a Falmouth based guitarist whose repertoire combines classical guitar with film soundtracks, alternative rock music and his own compositions. Using effects pedals and extended guitar techniques, Emilio creates a sound that is both innovative and unique.
“The calm and tranquil sound that resonates through the room as Emilio Ayto plays sets a high standard to what contemporary classical guitar composition has to offer. This Falmouth based music student uses loop pedals and modulation, embedding a modern twist into his music” Treble Magazine
Top flight jazz musicians Pete Canter (saxophone & double bass) and Matt Johns (piano) make a return visit to The Old Library. At their last visit in January 2019, the first ever live music event at intoBodmin, they enthralled the audience with their virtuosity, communication and obvious enjoyment of the superb music they were making.
This time the music will be a mix of Pete's well crafted originals and well chosen jazz standards taking in swing, bebop, hardbop and Latin jazz.
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!
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.
Everyone deserves access to the Arts and Culture, and a person's bank balance shouldn't be a barrier to this.
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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.
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!