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 9th October -
St. Austell Arts Theatre has a packed diary taking us up to March 2020, Jonathan Aberdeen returns with the latest news of the big refurbishment and the shows we can look forward to.
The evenings are getting dark, which means we have lanterns and lights to look forward to. Artistic creator Laura Martin pops in this afternoon with news from Wadebridge (and Bodmin) Bike Lights events. The Wadebridge Bike Lights procession has grown from a handful of entrants to a hugely popular event which has now spilled over Into Bodmin. 

Wednesday 16th October - Tanja Durrant is on the phone this afternoon, Tanja is Arts and Events Co-ordinator for the Helford Theatre based in Truro College. The next event at Helford is the fabulous Res Publica, the brainchild of multi talented Ben Sutcliffe and Zaid Al-Rikabi - much loved founder members of The People's String Foundation. The original stage performance involved a 32 piece orchestra, which played to a packed Hall For Cornwall on the final night before the Hall closed for the big refurbishment. The show was recorded and Ben and Zaid have created an incredible show where the audience can enjoy the whole experience of a full orchestra with Ben and Zaid playing live.

Andy Ward is back in the room and looking forward to a busy ticketing Autumn and Winter across Cornwall at our local Cornish Riviera Box Office. We will compare notes on our own personal picks taking us up to Christmas.

In a pre recorded interview Ruth Purdy talks about her latest project in collaboration with Treverbyn Community Hall - Smartphone Photography. Ruth will running free workshops at the Hall from Tuesday 22nd October to help us improve our photography skills using our mobile phones.  

We welcome Fin Irwin back to the studio; Fin is Managing Director of Into Bodmin and joins us this afternoon with news of a packed Autumn programme at venues across Bodmin

Wednesday 23rd October –
Ian Lay looks after the visitors' experience at Charlestown Shipwreck Centre and Museum, with Halloween and  half term around the corner, Ian will share details of the scary events planned down on the ancient port. Apparently Dead Men Do Tell Tales and the Shipwreck Museum becomes the Shriek Wreck Musuem for the holidays. Tune in to find out more.

Much loved Radio Cornwall presenter Tiffany Truscott joins us this afternoon on the other side of the desk! Tiffany is proud of her Cornish roots and is a long time supporter of Cornish culture and heritage, often appearing at a range of Cornish events. This very busy lady somehow manages to host her regular shows on Radio Cornwall and raise her very lively 3 year old twins. We’ll be asking her how she fits it all in, is it true she performed with the Radio Cornwall House Band for Children In Need and has she got a thing for men in uniform?

Wednesday 30th October –

Jane Darke makes a long overdue return to the studio with news of her latest project The Nick Darke Documentary. Jane has been working alongside fellow film make Andrew Tebbs to create a documentary about Nick, his work and his enduring legacy. Jane and Andrew have launched a crowdfunder in order to complete the documentary and there is a mouthwatering lineup of rewards for those who donate to the cause. Tune in to find out more. 

Tanja Durrant joins us in the studio this afternoon with the latest news from Helford Theatre. Tanja is Arts and Events Co-ordinator at the Theatre which is based in Truro College and she has put together an exciting range of events taking us up to Christmas.