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Penwith Film Society 30/08/10

www.penwithfilmsociety.co.uk Located at the extreme South Western tip of England, barely 12 miles from Lands End, Cornwall, Penwith Film Society is a not-for-profit organisation, a member of the British Federation of Film Societies, dedicated to presenting the finest new examples of independent, alternative and contemporary cinema that are often overlooked by commercial / corporate film houses. PFS screenings reflect the social make up of the peninsula with its high concentration of artists, writers, film-maker...

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The Bash Street Theatre 27/08/10

Bash Street Theatre Company (01736 360795) 35 Belgravia Street, Penzance, TR18 2BL www.bashstreet.co.uk Bash Street was first launched in front of a 3,000-strong audience in the French town of Morlaix in 1991 as part of 'Les Arts dans la Rue' international street festival. This first show, a compilation of sketches involving circus skills, live music and silent comedy, proved so popular that it created a style for the company that still exists today. Over the years the company has built...

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Steve Slimm 17/08/10

www.newcontemporaryart.com Steve Slimm has been painting and exhibiting work in Cornwall for the past twenty-five years. He has built a reputation especially for his evocative atmospheric landscapes, always with a touch of mystery. It has been said that his soul shines through each piece. His connection with the land around him is a very unique one, and certainly shows itself in the paintings we have chosen for this inspirational series of prints and art cards. Recently Steve has worked regularly at specific locat...

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The Newlyn School of Art 17/08/10

The 'Newlyn School' is a name applied to the painters who worked in the Cornish fishing port of Newlyn from the 1880s, particularly those directly linked with Stanhope Forbes (1857–1947), who was the founder and leader of the school. One of the attractions of Newlyn was the mild climate, which made it particularly suitable for outdoor work, and Forbes and his associates were among the pioneers of plein-air painting in Britain. Apart from Forbes and his wife Elizabeth Armstrong (1859–1912), the artists m...

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Tongue & Groove 07/08/10

Hailing from Penzance, Tongue And Groove are a 5 piece rock outfit that share a mutual love of all things Cornish and very loud guitar music! Recorded and produced by Dare Mason at the V.I.P. lounge, Born To Gallivant has a good Rock groove, and has been locally reviewed as a cross between The Beastie Boys and AC/DC!!! Crack open the cans, and turn it up to 11, Tongue And Groove won't disappoint!!! 'Tongue and Groove's 'Born to Gallivant' is a work of genius. Hilarious and fond tales sung in glorious Co...

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The Belfast Busker 07/08/10

The Belfast Busker (07989 430986) www.newgrainmusic.com Alan Deane left the green shores of Ireland in 1987 with a battered old acoustic guitar and a handful of old folk songs.  After a few years travelling here and there, he ended up in the wonderful county of Cornwall, where in the early 90's he started playing in the old country pubs around Newquay singing his songs whilst the hat was passed around. He has been on the road ever since doing what he does best, breathing new life into ...

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Mat McIvor 31/07/10

Mat McIvor is an artist living and working in Penzance. To find out more please visit the sites below. Facebook - www.facebook.com/Mat-McIvor Blog - www.hardworkwiththekids.blogspot.com All images Copyright of Mat McIvor

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