Fostering The Arts & Spirituality In North Cornwall

What's On

Poetry Workshop with Dr Alyson Hallett

Unfortunately this workshop has had to be cancelled. However we would urge you instead to book for the poetry workshop being run during the North Cornwall Book Festival by award winning Julia Copus. You can find full details by going to the page devoted to the book festival by clicking here.

Tom Hickox in Concert
Friday 23 October, 8.00pm, St Endellion Church

Tom HickoxFresh from recording his second album after triumphant appearances on Jools Holland, at Glastonbury and elsewhere, cult singer-songwriter Tom Hickox gives a first gig in the glorious church where he is perhaps better known as chairman of the Summer Music Festival. Though often compared to Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Scott Walker, his magnificently moody style is all his own and his lyrics, ranging from heart-on-sleeve sincere to tongue-in-cheek ironic, would merit him a place in the book festival programme as a poet. The Daily Telegraph has already been won over by "the depth and intensity" of his voice and music calling him "a true original". Come along and decide for yourself!

Tickets, £10 (free to accompanied under-16s)
For ticket reservations use the Add to Cart button to pay by credit or debit card or with a PayPal account.
Alternatively you can email: tickets@endelienta.org.uk or telephone 07787 944935.

Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection
Saturday 24 October 7.30, St Endellion Church

Wild Willy BarrettA 'folk band' with a difference! Led by the talented multi-instrumentalist, Wild Willy Barrett, whose musical style has taken in folk, blues, psychedelia, pop and punk rock. With him are cellist Mary Holland, Irish pipes and whistle player John Devine, and charismatic French singer Aurora Colson who effortlessly tackles styles from Bluegrass to acoustic blues, haunting Irish melodies and a touch of Piaf. So…expect innovative arrangements beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, all spiced with wry humour.

Tickets: £10 (free to accompanied under-16s)
For ticket reservations use the Add to Cart button to pay by credit or debit card or with a PayPal account.
Alternatively you can email: tickets@endelienta.org.uk or telephone 07787 944935.

The Tom Hickox and Wild Willy Barrett concerts are part of the North Cornwall Book Festival, which this year is being held at St Endellion. For more details about the literary events please click here.

The Spirituality of Shakespeare's Plays
Saturday 31st October, 10am-3pm, St Endellion Church

Paul FiddesA study day led by Revd Canon Professor Paul S. Fiddes.

While Shakespeare draws on the Bible and Christian doctrine for his own purposes as a dramatist and poet, a general spirituality also emerges from his plays, focussing on forgiveness and the persistence of love in the face of death. Three sessions explore the spirituality of his plays The Merchant of Venice, King Lear and The Tempest, including video extracts of performances.

It would be helpful, but not necessary, for participants to read the plays beforehand. You will not need to bring copies of the plays with you as print-outs of various extracts from the text will be made available.

Paul Fiddes is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Oxford University and director of Research, Regent's Park College, Oxford. He is recognised as being 'one of the leading scholars of theology and literature writing today'. He is also a Prebendary of St Endellion Church.

The day starts with registration and coffee 10.00 -10.30 in St Endellion Hall Cost £10 for the day, drinks provided, bring a picnic lunch. This is likely to be a popular event. To book please contact Judith Pollinger on 01208 880181 or email rev.judith@btinternet.com.

A Choral Workshop Day with Wadebridge Choral Society
Saturday 31st October, 10am-5.00pm at Wadebridge School

For those of you who sing, you may be interested in joining this Wadebridge Choral Society's Come and Sing day when their music director, Nicholas Danks will rehearse Verdi's Requiem.

For more information contact the WCS secretary Annabell Woolcott on 01208 815322 or email annabellwoolcott@hotmail.com or visit the WCS website. The cost is £10, which includes light refreshments, students £5. Music hire is £2

The Zoltan Ensemble
Sunday 15 November 3pm, St Endellion Church

Zoltan EnsembleRose RedgraveA welcome return of Rosalind, Lowri, and Nancy, regulars at the St Endellion summer music festival, who will be joined by two friends and colleagues Laura Kernohan and Rose Redgrave (pictured right), to play two delightful string quintets at an afternoon concert in St Endellion. Zoltan, an ensemble of extremely talented professional musicians, always bring us a Laura Kernohandelightful programme of chamber music for strings which shows their virtuoso playing abilities to the full.

Mozart's String Quintet No.3 in C Major. This colourful, melodious piece is considered among the very greatest of Mozart's chamber music masterpieces. The addition of the second viola clearly interested Mozart, who was a viola player himself.

Brahms String Quintet No.1 in F Major Brahms himself described this piece to his friend Clara Schumann as, "one of (his) finest works." Rarely performed, consisting of 3 movements the piece opens in gloriously warm folk-like, pastoral mood. Offering a rich tapestry of contrasts throughout, ranging from intensely dramatic to lyrical and sweet we are promised a truly memorable experience.

Tickets, £10 (free to accompanied under-16s) For ticket reservations use the Add To Cart button to pay by card or with a PayPal account. Alternatively you can email: tickets@endelienta.org.uk or telephone 07787 944935 or call in at the Wadebridge Bookshop

Handel's Messiah
Three Spires Singers with Devon Baroque
Saturday 12 December 6pm, St Endellion Church

Messiah pics

This is sure to be an utterly enchanting performance of Handel's masterpiece: the church is magical, the soloists are captivating, and Devon Baroque, the renowned specialist early music ensemble, brings an authenticity and atmosphere all of their own. Just add the exuberant panache of conductor Christopher Gray and the artistic fluency of Three Spires Singers for an evening to remember.
The soloists are soprano Grace Davidson, tenor Nicholas Hawker and baritone Stephen Kennedy, with the alto soloist to be confirmed.
We do advise you to book in advance for this Three Spires' event which we are hosting at St Endellion; this rather special seasonal concert is likely to be very popular. Please also note the early start time of 6.00 pm

£15 for unreserved seats in the main nave and £7.50 for under 18s
£12 for unreserved seats in the side aisles and £6 for under 18s
Tickets are available from The Hall for Cornwall, Truro. To book on line click here, or you can telephone their Box Office 01872 262466.

Organ Recital with Nigel Wicken
Wednesday 30th December at 5.00pm, St Endellion Church

In that lull between Christmas and New Year, enjoy a change of scene and listen to the ivories and pedals of St Endellion's wonderful organ being played by Nigel Wicken, organist and director of music at St Mary's Church, Penzance. Nigel will be playing some suitably seasonal pieces and hopes also to be joined by a group of singers.

We will conclude with a glass of mulled wine and some seasonal titbits before you retire home for the evening to the fireside or to party elsewhere.

Tickets £5 including refreshments, payable on the door.

The Endelienta Poetry Group
2nd Saturday of the month, 10.00-12.00 Stone Barn, St Endellion, PL29 3TP

Helen JaggerLed by Helen Jagger, this group meets to write together and bring work for constructive but critical comment. The next meeting is on Saturday 12th September.
Helen's aim is to focus on writing with reference out to contemporary published poetry, and is modelled on the weekly meetings of the highly successful Indian King Poets whose members have been published in dozens of different literary magazines, and won a number of prizes.
Each session will start with writing in response to various prompts (lines from a current poetry magazine, a piece of music, a visual image) for 30-40 minutes; we will then read our first drafts aloud, and offer encouragement to continue redrafting. The second part of the session is an opportunity for you to bring a poem in progress for constructive criticism. Often these poems will be redrafted versions of work started in the group, so we will all learn from being involved in our own and others' creative process, whilst authors remains absolutely at liberty to reject all criticism ...
Helen Jagger is a published poet and tutor of more than 35 years teaching experience. Her work has been published in magazines in the UK, US and Australia. She runs weekly poetry workshops as well as the Poetry Society's North Cornwall Stanza.
Cost: £7 full/£5 concessions, which goes to the Endelienta project.
If you'd like know more or to book, please call Helen on 01840 212161 or email her on helenjaggerpoet@btconnect.com.

"The Forbidden Door"
The Devil's Violin Company
Thursday 14 January, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

Devils VIolinInternational story teller Daniel Morden joins forces with three virtuoso musicians, cellist Sarah Moody, guitarist Dylan Fowler and violinist Oliver Wilson- Dickson for an evocative and enchanting evening of rich dynamic storytelling accompanied by visceral, melodic live music. The result is a hypnotic cinema for the mind. The dream like imagery of fairy-tale will be an analogy of the trials and challenges we meet in our everyday lives. The perfect wedding that ends so many fairy tales is where this piece begins. The Forbidden Door will celebrate the commitment and sacrifices necessary for the shared adventure of a life spent together.

Ticket details will be available soon.

Meanwhile, if you represent an arts organisation that would like to put on a performance, mount an exhibition or run a course with us you can send us an e-mail by clicking here.