Carn to Cove’s autumn season is possibly the most exciting yet in the history of the rural touring scheme. There are exciting and unusual events popping up in new spaces all over Cornwall from September to December so there is bound to be something to tempt you to visit your local hall over the coming months.
The scheme, which has been running since 2001, uses a network of volunteer promoters from villages and communities all over Cornwall to programme a variety of high quality, professional touring shows and is run from an office in the Krowji hub in Redruth.
Claire Marshall is the project manager and says ‘We’re part of a network of rural touring schemes around the country. Next year we’ll be hosting the annual conference here in Cornwall, at Falmouth University, so it’s a great opportunity to showcase our homegrown talent and show the other schemes how we work.’
Coming up this autumn there are 69 shows in 51 venues in Cornwall, from Lamorna in the west to Budehaven in the north. Tim Smithies, who is the Director of the scheme, says ‘Carn to Cove is going from strength to strength and I’m really excited about the autumn events. I’m especially looking forward to our series of pedal powered cinema events in September, and then we have a festival of contemporary dance from James Wilton, Spiltmilk and C Scape in October. Our Music Out There strand is developing with a wealth of musicians performing from emerging singer songwriters such as Megan Henwood to a four piece Senegalese Kora band and even Wild Willy Barrett performing in a tiny village on Bodmin Moor!’