Festival of Music, Art, Poetry & Social Conscience

May 21st - 25th inc.

The festival is an antidote to the Euro elections whilst hopefully encouraging people to use their vote, it is also a way of venting feelings and donating ‘NON PERISHABLE FOOD’ to be distributed to those in need. Each venue has agreed to be a collection point on the day of their projects.

The main events of the festival are artistic with an exhibition of satirical by Anna Sokoloska, folk music and blues music featuring songs and tunes of ‘Social Conscience’ & ‘Working Classes’ and combined with a ‘Drown Your Sorrows Beer Fest’.

Events will take place at various venues around Cornwall, including the Kettle ‘n’ Wink Bar (St. Ives), The Big Frug (St. Ives Arts Club), The Blue Anchor (Helston), The Countryman Inn (Piece), The Famous Barrel (Penryn), with the main HQ and many events at the Fish Factory Arts Space (Falmouth).

Wednesday 21st - 7pm - Fish Factory Arts Space, Falmouth - Opening of exhibition of satirical art by Anna Sokolska . Anna who lives in Gdansk, Poland will be organising a special opening in her own city and we hope to do a live link with Falmouth.

Wednesday 21st - 9pm - Kettle ‘n’ Wink Bar, St. Ives - Special ‘Folk Club’ open session led by Alan, where songs and tunes, modern and traditional are welcome.

Thursday 22nd - 9pm The Blue Anchor, Helston - A special Chicken Skin open session ‘Blues Accoustic’ led by Angus with guest Steve Mole, bring your soul and your instrument.

Thursday 22nd - 8.30pm - The Famous Barrel. Penryn - ‘DOUBLE BILL’, first up the Lyin’ Politicians Pub Quiz (Contestants are requested to answer truthfully), the at 9.45-ish a concert with Paddy Joe King ‘A Touch of the Blarney’.

Thursday 22nd - 7.30pm - The Big Frug, St. Ives Arts Club - A mixed evening of ‘Poetry, Song & Literature’, hosted by Bob Deveraux and Phil Saward.

Friday 23rd - 9pm - Kettle ‘n’ Wink Bar, St. Ives - Special ‘Singer - Songwriters’ night, musicians and singers are invited to perform their own compositions.

Friday/Saturday 23rd & 24th 6pm til late - Fish Factory Arts Space, Falmouth - Live concerts and performances, open mic, DJ’s and the opening of the ‘Drown Your Sorrows Beer Fest’.

Saturday 24th - 9pm - The Blue Anchor, Helston - Live concert (in conjunction with Pirates Fest), ‘Me & The Devil’ rockin’ the blues R & B special.

Sunday 25th - 9pm - The Famous Barrel, Penryn - Special open session of acoustic folk music led by Dan, ‘Folk It’, songs of ‘Social Conscience’ appreciated.

Sunday 25th - 9pm - The Countryman Inn, Piece - Great musical finale, ‘Folk All’, bring your voice and your instruments along for this open session of acoustic folk and blues, led by Paddy Joe King and Steve Mole.

New Dawn Traders Apocalypto Party 19th April

New Dawn Traders welcome Sailing Cargo Vessel Tres Hombres arrives in Falmouth, UK this April.


Join us as we celebrate this exceptional ship, her cargo of delicacies and the adventures she's had at sea.

In a series of events you can learn more about the renaissance in sail-shipped cargo through talks, films, performances, tastings, and general revelry.

Meet and make merry with the magnificent crew that is visioning the future of fair transport in the UK.


S A T U R D A Y - 1 9 t h April

8pm - late: The Fish Factory

Apocalypso PARTY and launch of the very first UK fair transport New Dawn Rum.


>> The boat is available to visit by water ferry down at custom quay throughout its stay. <<


Appropriated Space

Saturday 5th April- Thursday 24th April

Open Monday – Saturday

Work by: Elle Sambrook, Stuart Robinson,

Arlo Tinson Curated by: Emma Parfitt

Appropriated Space......
Using Falmouth Wharf as both a departure point and a setting the exhibition will explore the potentials of appropriated space, the work will be presented within the space which it has deconstructed. The Wharf is a space redundant of its intended function and currently accommodates an alternative community.

Spring Opening March 1st

Fish Factory Annual Spring Opening

March 1st

7pm – Late

Private View of Exhibition by Rose Hatcher ‘Turning Worms’

Music Provided by Club Soap

Licensed Bar

This year the Fish Factory is back with more studios, more exhibitions, more events and a brand new bar and event space. Join us for the first major exhibition of the year and in a celebration of Falmouth’s creative scene.

Turning Worms

A Solo Show by Rose Hatcher

Private View Saturday 1st March

Saturday 1st March – Saturday 22nd March

Rose Hatcher brings you her first solo exhibition at the Fish Factory featuring previously unseen work dealing with ideas and expectations of femininity, aspiration and normality in today’s society. Rose’s work begins with photography, often self portraiture. Source images are then re-worked, re-photographed, montaged or made into three dimensional objects as she explores their reproducability and tangible qualities.

Appropriated Space

Private View Friday 4th April

Saturday 5th April- Thursday 24th April

Using Falmouth Wharf as both a platform and a setting the exhibition will explore the potentials of appropriated space, the work will be presented within the space which it has deconstructed. The Wharf is a space redundant of its intended function and currently accommodates an alternative community the work will be a response to the alternative uses and potentials of the site.

Paper Eye

Private View Saturday 10th May

Saturday 10th May – Saturday 24th May

Is your computer looking at you? Does digital technology engage and gaze? Are human bodies analogue and if so is God a computer? What is the essential difference between an LCD screen and a sheet of paper? This exhibition will test the limits of our interactions with technology and the analogue world we inhabit. The work will explore the friction between our ethereal technological transactions and the viscera of human existence.

Fish Factory Art Space is an artist-led, creativity driven gallery and studios on Falmouth Wharves. We are entering our fourth year and continue to provide an arena for creatives of all kinds and of all abilities to make, share and exhibit. If you are interested in hiring a studio or space for an exhibition, or if you would like to volunteer at the Fish Factory please contact us on


New Adventures in Making

10am - 5pm, 29-30th January 2014

Private View Tuesday 28th January 6pm

Second year BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts students from Falmouth University will be exhibiting at the Fish Factory for the first time. The exhibition will showcase work at a midpoint in their studies in response to the brief 'Audience and Identity'.

The course is a broad based three dimensional design award which focuses on developing the creative skills required to successfully design and make objects in a range of materials including: jewellery, lighting, ceramics and glass.

Fish Factory Art Space in 2014

The quiet winter time will soon be drawing to a close and the Fish Factory will be bringing you a full program of art, music and events from March. We've been beavering away at the space building new studios, freshening up our style and are pleased to announce we will be unveiling a brand new bar and event area which will be holding all sorts of smaller exhibitions, film screenings and live events in a warm and cosy environment!

We'll be in touch very soon with a full program of Spring events which will kick off on the 1st March with our annual Spring Opening Party where we'll welcome in the new season with an exhibition opening, event space launch, music and a licensed bar. Hope to see you all there!



Nov 7th - Dec 7th at St John on Bethnal Green (E2 9PA Opposite Bethnal Green Tube Station)
Part of the Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays Initiative

Private View & Launch Party 6pm Thursday 7th November

Guests are welcome between 6pm and 9.30pm

For four weeks this Winter one of Britain's most highly acclaimed, youngest, and most remote arts collectives comes to the capital to mount a unique exhibition celebrating and investigating the history and modern social fabric of London's East End.

Exhibited at Sir John Soane's St John on Bethnal Green Church, Fish Factory *London* will be a month of astonishing new popular and conceptual Art free to view and open to all featuring Clarissa Beothy, Stuart Blackmore, Nicholas Chaundy, Rose Hatcher, Alice Mahoney, Jimp, Kate Merry, Anthony Neale, Darren Ray & Kim Zip

Fish Factory Art Space presents work from a range of disciplines to interact with the history and architecture at St John's. The visiting artists have created site specific work which explores the work of Sir John Soane, the spaces inside the church and the history and inhabitants of Bethnal Green. Curated by Fish Factory founder and curator Rose Hatcher this show will aim to explore and transform this historic and homely church with an outsider's perspective and a flair for the extraordinary. The Fish Factory Art Space was founded in May 2011 and is situated in a former scallop processing warehouse on an old wharf in Falmouth, Cornwall. It is a poly-functional art space providing studio space, a place for exhibition and a nurturing, lively atmosphere for local contemporary artists to. We also aim to provide a forum for alternative styles of illustration and design as well as more conceptual fine art which we feel is under-represented in the Cornish art scene. Visitors to the Fish Factory London exhibition can expect to see an inventive array of styles and mediums as they wind through St John's galleries and staircases.

The exhibition will be open on Thurs 7th November and Thurs 5th December 6-9.30pm and Saturdays and Sundays during the month from 9am-5pm.

Fish Factory

Tel (Rose Hatcher): 07810036155


This month we are supporting Black History Month - look out for events near you!