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.