Curtain Up

Every Wednesday from 1-4pm. Presented by Sheila V bringing you all the latest theatre gossip, reviews, previews and some fabulous live guests.  The show is dedicated to all aspects of Cornish Arts, from theatre to film, dance to books and everything in between. 

Wednesday 11th October -

Soroptomist Pat Wakefield joins us this afternoon to talk about the organisation and tell us about their constant support for women and girls across the world. The St. Austell Branch give an annual Bursary to a local girl who they consider deserving, the ladies recently awarded Sheila V's granddaughter Saffron a Bursary to assist with her finances as she leaves home to study physics at Leiceister University.

Widely regarded as one  of Britain's leading country singers, award winning Charlie Landsborough's music spreads across many genres. We are very fortunate to have charlie at the end of the phone today prior to his upcoming show at Hall for Cornwall on 20th October.

Acclaimed forager, teacher and author Emma Gunn makes a welcome return to the studio. With her latest book about to launch, Emma looks at Autumn foraging.

Wednesday 18th October

Richard Alston Dance Company return to Hall For Cornwall this weekend with a brand new show. Richard is considered as the Godfather of Dance in this country and is on the phone this afternoon to discuss the new show, 'Carnaval' and what is so special about performing in Cornwall.

Highly respected historian, author and lecturer Dr. Helen Doe is on the phone this afternoon to discuss her latest book, a fascinating look at The First Atlantic Liner: Brunel's Great Western Steamship.

Thom Axon returns with news of upcoming events down on Charlestown Harbour. We've also discovered that he writes poetry and he has been persuaded to share some of his writing with us.

Wednesday 25th October - TBC

Wednesday 1st November TBC

Wednesday 8th November - TBC

Wednesday 15th November

Emma Gibson, Communications Director at Miracle Theatre, makes a welcome return with news of Miracle's Christmas show. Once again they will be setting up in Falmouth's Princess Pavillion for their winter dates - this year they're going all bah humbug with A Christmas Carol.

Wednesday 22nd November -

Our lovely friend Jill Greenacre returns to Curtain Up today; it's been a while since we chatted so there is a lot to catch up on - Jill has been busy making films, storytelling, teaching and there is the small matter of 'Will there, won't there be a new series of classic comedy The Brittas Empire. The whole cast of the show recently joined up for a reunion and ignited fans to start campaigning to bring back Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Tune in as we ask Jill the big question!