Constantine Cornwall

The Parish of Constantine is one of the largest in Cornwall. It stretches from the granite ridge of Carmenellis in the north to the banks of the Helford River in the south.

Employment over the centuries has centred on the river, farming and granite quarries. Now with very little quarrying done, and no schooners and barques using the river, tourism is very important, with lots of vessels enjoying the river with its beautiful creeks and small beaches. Walkers, garden lovers and golfers all recharge their batteries in this lovely area.

The Parish consists of Constantine village, and the hamlets of Port Navas and Seworgan. Constantine’s Fore Street is made up of traditional granite cottages, with a 13th Century Parish Church, and a 19th Century Methodist Chapel which is now home to a unique community and arts centre known as the Tolmen Centre, and an accredited Museum.

Within the village there is an excellent Spar grocers (8am to 9pm and home delivery) and a General Store with a very large Off-Licence (including 500 different whiskies and an unusually comprehensive selection of wines).

There is a first class Doctor’s Surgery with a dispensary; a village pub (The Queens Arms), and a Social Club. Just outside the village, a fifteen minute footpath stroll away, is the Trengilly Wartha Inn, a great country pub with real ales, an extensive wine list and excellent food.

The village also has a popular Silver Band, as well as numerous Village Groups supporting a wide range of social activities. There are regular bus services to Helston and Falmouth (both about 7 miles away) and Truro (14 miles). The village taxi service is operated by Constantine Carriage Company (01326 341291 / 07890 489040).

What’s On

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Farmers’ Market

farmersmarket

Constantine Church Hall

Second Saturday
of each month

9.30am to 12 noon

Fitness

Constantine Church Hall

Zumba Class
Every Tuesday
6.30 – 7.30pm
Body Blitz
Every Thursday
6.45 – 7.45pm

01326 340096
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Pilates

Mixed Ability Classes WI Hall
Mondays 9.30-10.30am
Booking essential!
Contact Lynn Wise, Lizard Pilates
Body Control Pilates certified teacher
Tel: 07754 891897 / 01326 290360
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Yoga

yogagrace

Tolmen Centre
Every Tuesday
18.30 – 19.45

07554 184846
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Falmouth Area

Monday 27th January - Saturday 14th March

Tolmen Exhibitions

mid February / March

British Insects

Step back into an era of the first world explorers and natural discoveries, with fascinating curiosities to inspire and ignite a passion for the incredible diversity of wildlife on this beautiful planet. There will be an exhibition of British insect artwork by Rae Gray, with originals, prints and gifts for sale. As well as experts in the field of the Natural World, there will be nature based workshops and lots more in store. So come along, bring the kids, and enter a world of discovery!

Constantine

Ponjeravah Old Boys

John May would like to hear from any one who was at Ponjeravah School in the 1950s.

Please email: ponjeravah@aol.com

Tolmen Theatre

Saturday 29th February

THE ASSEMBLY OF ANIMALS BY TIM SPOONER

THE ASSEMBLY OF ANIMALS comes to the Tolmen Centre for two performances. Part installation, part sculpture, and part puppetry performance, this is an exciting addition to our spring programme as part of the  “Festival of Curious Puppetry”. The show, which is suitable for all ages from 3 upwards, lasts about  half an hour, followed by an opportunity for  audience members to  explore the objects used and see how they function.

The Assembly of Animals has been performed widely across the UK and Europe to audiences of all ages and has been part of the British Council Showcase, which takes standout shows from the Edinburgh Fringe to wider audiences.

Performances at 2pm and 5pm

Tickets £5

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Port Navas

Wednesday 4th March
10:00am - 12:00pm

Pope’s Garden Squad

Gardening and chat followed by well deserved coffee and biscuits!
Bring your own gloves, trowels etc

Stay for the soup kitchen to warm up.

Port Navas

Wednesday 4th March
12:30pm

Soup Kitchen

Soup and Crusty bread. £3. Booking not required

Tolmen Music

Saturday 7th March
7:30pm

IMS Prussia Cove

In association with Carn to Cove

Appealing to all ages, world class musicians are bringing an accessible programme of classical music to Constantine. This will include Weber’s exuberant Clarinet Quintet alongside works by Dvorak, Schumann and the hugely entertaining work Steamboat Bill Junior written by contemporary Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg in homage to Buster Keaton’s silent film of the same name.

Tickets £9, Child £7, Family £25
Free for 8 to 25 year olds – telephone bookings only – quote ‘Cavatina’.

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Tolmen Movies

Wednesday 11th March
7:30pm
Café Open

Sorry We Missed You

Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.

“Loach at his most insightful and clear-eyed.”……..Telegraph

Tickets £4

trailer

Tolmen Music

Saturday 14th March
7:30pm

DLM

DLM are Andrew Cresswell Davis, Clare Lindley and Brian Mullan. They play guitars, cello, violin and ukuleles, and use three part harmonies to create a sound full of warmth and rich in dynamic contrast. Strong writing, beautifully arranged, and performed by three highly accomplished musicians.

Tickets £10.

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Port Navas

Wednesday 18th March
7:00pm

Village Hall AGM

The Annual General Meeting

Refreshments after the business!

Tolmen Theatre

Saturday 21st March
7:30pm
Café Open

Twisted Tales 2

Back by popular demand is Twisted Tales Vol. 2; a brand new show by ‘Owdyado Theatre Company touring in 2020. Following on from the huge success of Twisted Tales, which toured across the country in 2018 and 2019, this show is a new trilogy of darkly comic ‘tales of the unexpected.’

Tickets £10, £8, Student/Child over 14 yrs  £5

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Tolmen Music

Wednesday 25th March
7:30pm

Chris Garrick and John Etheridge

John Etheridge and Chris Garrick have been associated for many years. The duo provides a feast of interplay, improvisation and eclectic repertoire. Both players make extensive use of looping and other effects-creating exotic tapestries of sound, almost orchestral at times, yet can seamlessly switch to the most acoustic sound. They can evoke Reinhardt and Grappelli and then summon up the spirits of the electric avant-garde, atmospheric and hypnotic. They can roar, seduce, whisper. Jazzwise described their relationship as “one of the most potent in European Jazz”.

Tickets £12

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Tolmen Theatre

Sunday 26th April
7:30pm

ALL OF ME

Caroline Horton

Directed by Alex Swift and produced by China Plate

Every now and then a piece of theatre crosses our path which is as deeply affecting emotionally as it is magnificent theatrically. Such a piece is ALL OF ME by Caroline Horton.

Derived from her own experiences – almost autobiographical – and full of dark themes of clinical depression – it is also uplifting, and indeed comical in parts.

Caroline Horton is a theatre maker and performer who we have followed since her first show (Olivier Award nominated) ‘You’re Not Like Other Girls Chrissy’ which came to the Tolmen Centre several years ago. She is a truly mesmerising performer, often using her own life experiences as a building block for her theatre.

All Of Me is a dark and difficult play about the depths of depression. Caroline takes us into her own mythical psyche – apologising repeatedly as she does so! – as we are exposed to the inner turmoil of a tortured soul, grappling with suicidal thoughts. While this may sound bleak, Caroline has made a magnificently powerful theatrical experience that is actually, ultimately, optimistic.

★★★★★The Independent

“All of Me is theatrically alive at every moment, even when conveying the deadening weight of depression. And yes, actually, it is ultimately uplifting – but by being raw, honest and elemental, rather than neat or cutesy. I loved it.”

★★★★The Guardian ★★★★Time Out ★★★★The Stage  ★★★★Time Out ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★The List ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★The Wee Review ★★★★Edinburgh Guide ★★★★one4review ★★★★Theatre Weekly

Tickets £10

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Tolmen Music

Sunday 10th May
7:30pm

Talisk

The eagerly anticipated return of this powerhouse trio from Scotland – concertina, guitar and fiddle combine to amazing effect. Their appearance last year earned the band a standing ovation from a packed auditorium, and we expect the same this time round.

Tickets £12 (£6 under 16)

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Tolmen Music

Saturday 30th May
7:30pm

Lau

Lau will be coming to the Tolmen Centre on Saturday May 20th 2020.  Their ‘Unplugged’ concert tour will feature two sets: the first will be stripped down and all-acoustic, while the second will feature their electronics, loops and wild effects, giving us the best of both worlds.

“…the most musically adventurous trio in British folk – exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best” ***** (Guardian). 
We are expecting high demand for tickets, which are now available and already selling, online only.

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Tolmen Music

Sunday 21st June
7:30pm

Madison Violet

Tickets £12, £6 (16 and under)

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Port Navas

Saturday 1st August
3:00pm

Port Navas Regatta