Thursday 14th February
Live Music: Ashley Height
If you’re after a different kind of (anti-)Valentine’s night, then this is for you. Bring along your friends as well as your loved ones for a sociable night of live music, to be enjoyed with good company, and good food.
Ashley Height is a virtuoso guitarist, innovative songwriter and outstanding live performer. He has worked with major artists such as Bonobo, The XX and Martha Tilston. Think John Martyn meets King Sunny Ade with West-African and contemporary Jazz elements effortlessly incorporated within both acoustic guitar and lap-steel guitar driven compositions. Ashley’s debut album ‘Tango with the Monster’ was released in 2018.
CAST Café Supper from 6:30pm: something hot and something sweet from £8, booking recommended.
Music from 8pm. Free admission, all welcome.
Wednesday 20th February:
Cornish Path Moss: Poetry Art Discussion
Ella Frears & Ben Sanderson present an evening of work and discussion inspired by Cornish Path Moss.
There is only 0.16m2 of Cornish Path Moss left in the world, all of which is in Cornwall. The moss grows on the spoil heaps of old copper mines and is in slow decline.
Ella has been working with conservation organisation Back from the Brink to raise awareness of the species.
The evening will feature:
A limited edition poetry/print pamphlet produced by Ella and Ben
A screening of Andrea Büttner’s Stereoscopic slide show from the Whitehouse collection (mosses and field trips), 2014
Moss inspired work by Falmouth Art students
A discussion exploring ecological grief by Café Morte.
A poetry open mic – bring your best (short & sweet) nature poem. Limited slots available, names will be pulled out of a hat.
CAST Café will serve a moss-inspired supper around 7:30pm: something hot and something sweet from £8, no need to book.
This event is supported by Back From The Brink – one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken.
Thursday 28th February:
Screening & Q&A: In Our Hands
In Our Hands tells the inspiring story behind the blood, sweat and tears of the British farmers seizing the Brexit moment to outgrow an outdated industrial food system. Made throughout the summer of the Brexit referendum, in 67 minutes the film explores the daily reality of nine real life farmers who refuse to be ground down by the machinery of big agribusiness, and who are proving, every day, that an alternative is not only possible – it’s profitable as well.
The film was produced by Black Bark Films, and commissioned by the Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA).
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session and panel discussion, with representatives from Trevelyan Farm and Helston Transition Group.
CAST Café Supper from 6pm: something hot and something sweet from £8, no need to book.
Screening at 7pm. Free admission, all welcome.
CAST events in February
Saturday 9th February:
Artist’s Choice Screening: Tampopo
How far would you go for the perfect ramen? Tampopo is a brilliant underdog story of a roadside ramen shop vying to create the best ramen around.
‘Tampopo’ was selected by Cornwall-based artist and curator, Jonty Lees
Wednesday 13th February:
Delfina Muñoz de Toro: Concert & conversation with Gina Buenfeld
Delfina Muñoz de Tora has spent years traveling the world to study ancestral cultures and to visit artisans and healers who have inspired her own work in both music and painting. She has dedicated her practice to living with communities that carry the teachings of Amazonian peoples, learning from their lineages to inform her visionary paintings and songs. She has worked closely with Brazilian indigenous cultures including the Katukinas, Huni Kuin and Yawanawa peoples of the Amazon.
Visit the CAST website for more details.