Fish Factory Archive

Welcome to the archive! Scroll down to see all of our events, installations and exhibitions that we have hosted at the Fish Factory since our move in February 2018. There's so much history here already. Check out our What's On page to find out what is happening soon!

Jolly Jellyfish
6 November 2019 from 19:00-21:00

Find out more about Jellyfish and how their numbers are likely to be affected by climate change.
Brigid Mae Power
Brigid Mae Power (IRE)
November 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Brigid Mae Power (IRE) at The Fish Factory, Penryn

Brigid is an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, like Judee Sill, Micky Newburyor Linda Perhacs before her, paints her songs in dreamily expansive strokes, transporting earthly compositions into universal and exultant realms.
ALGORAVE
November 1, 2019 at 7 PM – 11 PM

Algorithmic Art Season 2019 - Algorave

Norah Lorway is a pioneer of the fast growing Algorave scene, where music is created directly by code - code that is written live as a performance. The music is not just being performed live, it is also being composed live too!
A Hideous Cabaret
Howie Reeve and Leonore Boulanger
October 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM
Howie Reeve and Leonore Boulanger - Avant Folk at the Fish
Howie Reeve is a unique and singular figure in the British underground. Since 2012 he has been performing solo delivering a fragmented and dexterous music that takes in post-punk, avant-folk.
Léonore Boulanger studied drama, experimental jazz improvisation and Persian music in Paris.
CARN-EVIL
CarnEvil - The Contortionary Tales Album Launch

Free Entry!
For one night only, the Circus is in town...
Friends, family, local folk, two-headed tourists just passing through, you are are invited to celebrate the release of The Roustabouts Collective's very first album 'Contortionary Tales' at The Fish Factory on Saturday 26th October.
VINYL NIGHT: Halloween
VINYL NIGHT – HALLOWEEN
October 24, 2019 at 7 PM – 11:30 PM
This month's theme is 'Halloween'. Search through your records for songs about ghosts and ghouls and all things spooky. There are no restrictions on genre - that's what makes Vinyl Night. Spooky Soul, Ghoulish Grime, Haunting Hip Hop, Magickal Metal, all are welcome. Bring your selections along to the fish factory, sign up on the board to secure your slot and grab a beer or coffee.
Hat Swap
October 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Fish Factory Arts Space in Penryn are giving you an opportunity to swap any unwanted headwear for something fresh at their first 'Hats Amazing!' hat swap event on Tuesday 22nd October. Among the supply to trade from are such classics as berets, beanies and baseball caps but the stockpile will evolve as trades happen during the evening.
BITCHES WHO BUY 2 MUCH
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM

B*tches Who Buy Too Much Second Hand Clothing Sale - Penryn
Offering you a chance to not only sneak a peak into the wardrobes of the fashionable gals on the south coast, but to bag some incredible bargains!
Stop talking about bloody bamboo straws and reusable bottles and come and tackle one of the other leading causes of climate change - FASHION - by buying second hand!
Cash or bank transfer/paypal
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Donald and the Trumpets
October 19, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM

Live reggae from Donald and the Trumpets as part of Black History Month at The Fish Factory
Fish Social: Super 8 Night
October 17, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Super 8 Night with Stranger Collective.
In celebration of celluloid, Stranger Collective are taking over the Fish Factory for a night of film stock geekery.

Fresh from promoting his hugely successful 16mm-Bolex shot film Bait, filmmaker and director Mark Jenkin will be in conversation with digital editor of Little White Lies, Adam Woodward and Neil Fox, co-host and creator of popular film podcast The Cinematologists.
The Jackson Pollock (ITALY)
The Jackson Pollock (ITALY)

October 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

So we won't bother you about how we met, what we eat, what are our favourite colours, other "famous" bands/people we know, what happens if you put mentos in a fuel tank; don't expect something polished, we make it RAW 'n' LOUD!
BLURT
Blurt

October 11th 2019 from 19:30-22:30
Live music from legendary post-punk band Blurt (Ted Milton) plus support at The Fish Factory, Penryn
The saxophonist Ted Milton coined the term 'punk jazz' in the 80's and his band Blurt is still one of the most thrilling and engaging around.Founded by poet/performance artist Ted Milton in 1979, unclassifiable trio Blurt were associated with Factory Records during 1980 before moving on to pastures new.
The Velvet Hands
October 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM

The Velvet Hands "Stonesy swagger with guitar riffage reminiscent of The Strokes" GigSlutz

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Stanley Duke and the Kindred Spirits
Blue River

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Ali Horn, Sam Sweeney and Oof
Ali Horn, Sam Sweeney and Oof

October 9, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM

The Funnel Live Tour Circuit returns to the Fish with Ali Horn - providing expertly crafted indie pop with a heavy dose of psychedelia.
Ali Horn, Tom Dale and Oof
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Yoonjung Kim
Yoonjung Kim - Penryn Activity
Opening Night: October 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

During a residency in Austria in 2016 Yoonjung visited the Natural History Museum in Vienna and became fascinated by mineral samples - how their crystalline internal geometries formed determining their physical properties in a way that felt fundamental to understanding time and process. Using minerals lead to an interest in geology and deep time, and its relationship with human activity.
Flea Boot
October 5, 2019 at 10 AM – 4:30 PM

A one-day Flea Boot Saleto kick off Autumn!

Vintage / Clothes / Art / Music / Stuff!

Cafe open all day for lunch, snacks, cake and coffee.

10am - 4.30pm

Spaces cost £10 and must be paid in advance. Email fishfactorystudios@gmail.com for more info.
Book Launch- Charles Causley
Book Launch- Charles Causley A Portrait of The Poet

October 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

The book has been designed and illustrated by Irene Vidal Cal, whose residency at the poet’s former home, ‘Cyprus Well’ in Launceston, inspired the drawings of many of Causley’s most beloved objects within the house which form a visually poetic backdrop to the text.
Blood on Snow
Wednesday 26th September - 28th September

Andrew McPhail is a Canadian visual artist. He is visiting us on a residency and currently exhibiting his installation "Blood on Snow" which combines accumulative, craft oriented practice with ephemeral, disposable materials such as band aids, Kleenex and post-its to create epic, monumental sculptures and performances.
Vinyl Night: Weather
September 26, 2019 at 7 AM – 11:30 AM

We're back! On a new night. Thursdays are the new Vinyl Nights.

This month's vinyl night is the 'Weather' edition. Come down to the Fish Factory with a 'weather' themed selection from your vinyl collection and play for your fellow vinyl nighters, have a beer from the cafe and enjoy the weathery tunes.

The board is still B.O.S.S so be sure to write your name on the board when you arrive to secure your spot.
Emilio Ayto
Saturday, 28 September 2019 from 19:30-22:00

Emilio Ayto is a guitarist based in Falmouth, Cornwall. His repertoire combines classical guitar with film soundtracks and alternative rock music, displayed in both original music and re-arrangements. He uses effects pedals and extended guitar techniques to create a sound that is both innovative and unique.

Support TBA. Tickets £7 on the door.
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Hip Hop for Middle Aged People
Hip Hop for Middle Aged People

September 21, 2019 at 8 PM – 11:30 PM

Moogie Wonderland presents...Hip Hop For Middle Aged People*

*All ages welcome

Curated evenings of classic underground hip-hop for those who like to party but also like a seat and a cup of tea. With deejays Earl Grey and Kid Brunch. From 8pm - way after your bedtime these days.
CRIT CLUB
Thursday Social: Crit Club

September 19, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM

An opportunity to talk about projects, exhibitions, artworks and works in progress with like-minded people.

Our cafe/bar will be open serving coffee, cake, beer and pizza!

A friendly and constructive environment for feedback, discussion and critique.

You're welcome to come along and join in the discussion, sit and listen or present work to the group.

Drop in- no need to stay all evening.
Is Bliss (CLUB AC30) + Kaboli
September 12, 2019 at 8:30 PM – 11:30

Portsmouth based psych aficionados, Is Bliss, are pleased to announce the release of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Strange Communication’, released 7th June via Club AC30.

Having received critical acclaim for their first two EP’s; ‘Velvet Dreams’ and the follow-up ‘The Honeycomb Explosion’, the south coast trio have been busy in the studio and have created a no nonsense, full on, psych induced jewel.
Milf City
September 18, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM

Milf City - New York anti-folk Live at the Fish Factory

Milf City is crossing the Atlantic and visiting us from New York City for an evening of Anti-folk brilliance!
https://youtu.be/h3pWgrjuHD

£5 OTD
Diamond Family Archive
Diamond Family Archive

10th September 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

The Diamond Family Archive with Michael Clark
A blend of English lo-fi & psych-rock. The Diamond Family Archive are a unique multi-instrumentalist roving ensemble based around the guitar playing and songwriting of Laurence Collyer.
Love You to 'Pieces'
Love you to 'Pieces'- Jess Pemberton and Becky Salt

Sep 4 - Sep 9

A mess of mixed media portraiture by Becky Salt and Jess Pemberton.

Opening night: Wednesday 4th September 7-9pm with dj.
Pay bar/cafe
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Sorbet Dramas Unofficial Boardmasters
Sorbet Drama - August 9th 17:00-23:00
BAD NEWS: Boardmasters 2019 has been cancelled due to severe weather warnings

GOOD NEWS: We're putting on a selection of Cornish artists who were due to play the festival at The Fish Factory. Also, SORBET DRAMAS is an anagram of BOARDMASTERS

£5 OTD / 5pm - 11pm / SORBET PROVIDED
Drink and Draw! A Fish Social
DRINK AND DRAW: A FISH SOCIAL

Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM

Join us for another Thursday Night Fish Social.

Coffee, cake, beer, pizza and an evening of drawing games for all.
Take part or just watch with a beer in your hand and a mouth full of pizza.

Our Thursday Night Fish Social programme offers a selection of free events for all in a relaxed atmosphere with food and drink to buy from the cafe.
HANS LO
Hans Lo

July 29th- August 12th

Powder Makers

Hans Lo is going to spend his residency making an album as an expansion on a project started in 2018 called ‘ Powder Makers’; whereby an audio and visual ‘scape’ was created by using field recordings, analogue synthesizers, spoken words and still imagery.
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Make Cornwall Launch Party
Make Cornwall Launch Party
Book launch party
Tuesday 9th July, 6-9pm

Make: Cornwall
A celebration of contemporary craftspeople from the South West

* Free glass of bubbly * pay bar * snacks

Come and celebrate the launch of our new hardback book featuring 25 makers from around Cornwall. All welcome!

Copies of the book will be on sale on the night at a special discount price of £20
BrexitFest Exhibition
Brexitfest 2.0
20th June - 24th June
Another chance to see the work submitted as part of the Lyin' Politicians Festival.
Artists were asked to send up to 2 jpgs of their work on the theme of Brexit which were printed out and displayed during the weekend Brexit was originally due to happen (March 29-31st).

The 2 entries judged the best from the applicants will be given a full exhibition of their work.
Norma Foulds
17th June – 30th June
Norma Foulds is one of our artists in residence for 2019.
Throughout her work she uses found objects, such as pebbles, collected from the coastline near where she lives. These explorations of the coastline have developed into the project “Coastal Footings”. The residency at Fish Factory is a continuation of this project, and will enable her to compare and contrast her experience of the Lancashire coastline with that of Cornwall.
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Moogie Wonderland
Moogie Wonderland
21 June 2019 from 20:00-01:00
Moogie Wonderland's indiepop clubnight & human Scrabble party
£3 entry OTD
We'll be going wordplay nuts in this funundrum of sound and vision, and you can be the SCRABBLE™ piece you've always wanted to be. This will all be to the to the sounds of funky library music, French pop, twee indiepop, Tropicalia and upbeat soul. Moogie Wonderland is looking for people to get involved in making giant SCRABBLE™ pieces so please email matt@moogiewonderland.co
Internal Garden
Internal garden with Ava the Nostalgic Plant

12th June – 7pm – 11:30pm – PLANT WAVE RAVE (electronic concert)
15th June – 11am – 5pm – PLANT MASSAGES (haptic massage with plant)
16th June – 4pm – 9pm – PLANT CINEMA (film screening of “Silent Running” Certificate U) 2pm. At 6:30pm – 9pm Plant Life Drawing
18th June – 11am – 4pm- Open Studio
Sound artist Justin Wiggan invites you to " Internal Garden Occupation " a six-day open residency.
Alber Jupiter
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at 19:00

Alber Jupiter
Psychedelic kraut/post-rock from Rennes. One bass, one drum.. with a lot of delays, reverbs and other loops, the duet frees itself from any genre restrictions to weave sometimes dark atmospheres, often spacey, always psychedelic. Presenting their debut album!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zw9F7RTcJI

Support from Flowers Of Palo - Indie-alt rock band from Cornwall
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Hireth
Kate Caie is our artist in residence from 8th-19th July. She has travelled from New Zealand to examine the idea of 'Hireth' a Cornish word for which there is no direct English translation. It describes an intangible feeling, a longing for the familiarity and comfort of a place.

Kate will be exhibiting work made during her residency, with an opening on Friday 19th July from 6.30pm.
Flea Boot
13 - 14th July
10am – 5pm
Step away from your midsummer bonfires for long enough to join us for another Flea Boot!

We're celebrating the longest days with a weekend of Flea Booting and cake eating.

There are spaces for 8 stall holders per day. Please get in touch via email: fishfactorystudios@gmail.com with details of what you will be selling and which date(s) you would like to sell.

Table fees are £10 per day, paid in advance.
Radical Music Week
29 June– 7 July 2019

Radical Music Week is returning to Penryn with a programme of wild, experimental, funny, catchy, head-scratchy and gorgeous music / sound / noise / performance!
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Sophie Sherwood/Lara Plavčak
This exhibition showcases some of the photographic work Sophie Sherwood made during her time here, using sea water and seaweed gathered from beaches she visited around Cornwall.

Also on display are a selection of artist zines from DobraVaga gallery in Ljubljana that Lara has chosen to share.

Lara has been compiling a zine whilst on residency here- for more details please visit the link below.
Dialogues from Earth Interview
July 2019

Dialogues from Earth is an open themed photography exhibition curated by James Meredew and Jon Denham.
Follow the link for the interview.

The photographers involved will be exhibiting new bodies of work as well as new books and zines.
Painting with Chemicals workshop
Saturday, 20 July 2019 from 14:00-17:00

During the workshop, you will learn how to create your own chemigrams using the traditional darkroom at the Fish Factory.Please note that children should be accompanied by an adult. All materials are provided, but make sure to bring an apron along. Sophie Sherwood is visiting artist in residence from Bristol.
Tickets £30
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Olive Haigh/Frances Pylons/The Worm
August 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM

Tickets £5 OTD

*The Worm*
The Worm is a one thing worm band - Pastoralist, cellist, avant gardener, storyteller, and medieval dickweed.
*Frances Pylons*
Is the musical project of multidisciplinary artist, C. F. Sherratt.
*Olive Haigh*
Olive Haigh is a narrative singer-songwriter who creates thoughtful imagery within her songs, performing on her autoharp.
Noise: Audio Fair
10am – 5pm -
Aug 24 - Aug 25

NOISE is a specialist boot sale for people wanting to sell and buy noisy treasures like vintage record players, PA equipment, Vinyl, Instruments and all sorts of audio gubbins.

Tables available for £10 per day paid in advance, please email fishfactorystudios@gmail.com to book
THEO MIZÚ & BANDA
11 August 2019 from 20:00-23:00

Winner as the best street music band in São Paulo, the Brazilian-Gypsy-Fusion group 'Theo Mizú & Banda' features a danceable and universal repertoire, promising the public a whole journey around the world through 'Yallah!' and other original tunes.
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Dangerous pockets project
Dangerous Pockets Project- A community art collaboration lead by Paula MacGregor.


A travelling art exhibition inspired by a poem.

Dangerous Coats

Someone clever once said
Women were not allowed pockets
In case they carried leaflets
To spread sedition
Which means unrest
To you and me
A grandiose word
For common sense
Fairness
Kindness
Equality
So ladies, start sewing Dangerous coats
Made of pockets & sedition

by Sharon Owens
Dopethrone (CAN) Gurt, Monolithan
Dopethrone (CAN) Gurt, Monolithan. SDM's Far Out Freak Out Vol 1

August 30, 2019 at 7 PM – 11 PM

Southern Desolation Music's Far Out Freak Out Volume 1
DOPETHRONE (CAN)
Slutch Metal
A foul Canadian mix of yellow snow, crackhead diarrhea, blood, tears and broken dreams.
GURT
The drums are thunderous, the vocals demonic and the guitars down-tuned, down-tempo and down-right sexy. This is not doom, this is not sludge.
MONOLITHIAN
Two piece blackened doom who seek only to destroy ears.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM

Join us for a FREE screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari- a classic 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer.

We are showing The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari as part of our new Fish Social event programme - join us every Thursday from 6-10pm for coffee, cake, pizza and beer.
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Trappist Afterland and Friends
7 June 2019 from 19:00-23:00
Australian acid/psych folkers Trappist Afterland visit The Fish Factory
Trappist Afterland
The Diamond Family Archive
Alula Down
Dark Leaves
Australian acid/psych folkers, Trappist Afterland, are touring the UK in support of their new album 'Insects in Amber'. Available on LP through Sugarbush, CD through Reverb Worship and download.
Sightings of Morgawr Exhibition
23rd May – 3rd June 2019
As part of Fal River Festival, In Cornish folklore, the Morgawr (meaning sea giant in Cornish) is a sea serpent that purportedly inhabits the sea near Falmouth Bay, Cornwall, England. A hoax, an undiscovered creature of the deep or a mythical being - you decide! Sightings of Morgawr is an exhibition full of work by all ages, using all materials, and in all styles. Including zines, writing, print, painting, sculpture, textiles, photography, mixed media, drawing & collage
Slightly "Wilt" EP Launch
Slightly WILT EP Release and Celebration of Women –

1st June 7pm – 10pm

Creative and female empowering music from Slightly
With musical support from the beautiful
Charlotte Lloyd-Butler - music
We are graced with a stripped back set from this talented lady. With angelic vocals and gorgeous accompaniment, expect your soul to be soothed. Big things to come for this beauty.
FFO: Bon Iver Gabrielle Aplin Daughter
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Edible Art
14 June 2019 from 19:00-23:00
Everybody likes to talk about art but have you ever tasted it?
This is the night to let your taste buds become an art critic.
Eat Art is a night of edible art
All money raised being donated to Mind (mental health charity)
Proceedings:
7 - 9 Normal Art Viewing
9 till 11 we will sound a siren and start to eat the art off the walls.
DJs and Drinks all night
Prizes for the most delicious and best looking art will be awarded on the night.
Make stuff Drink stuff
MakeStuff/DrinkStuff is a series of workshops that provide a chance to learn a new skill, eat cake and have a drink.

5th May 2019 - For this workshop you will learn about the history of collage in art, its place in contemporary art, and make your own collage pieces.

12th June - For this workshop you will learn about using your sewing machine, how to thread it and how to sew a simple draw string bag.
Vinyl Night Wheels Edition
10th June 7pm - 11:30pm

This month's Vinyl Night is the 'Wheels' edition. Bring a selection of wheel based vinyl down to the Fish Factory, sign up on the board and play some vinyl for your fellow vinyl nighters.

The board is B.O.S.S, so keep an eye for your turn to 'spin'

Stay HEAVY
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The Golden Dregs
The Golden Dregs, Holiday Ghosts & Post-Yo-Blair

12 November 2019 from 19:30-23:00
Artist Multiples Fai
9 November 2019 from 10:00-17:00

The Fish Factory will host it's first snappily titled 'Artist Prints, Books, Zines & Art Fair' on Saturday 9th November. (APBZAF for short) There will be a range of stall holders selling their artistic wares from zines, artists books, prints, multiples and other creative output.
FERTILE DARKNESS
Kate Southworth- Fertile Darkness

30th October - 11th November

Paintings, drawings, prints, rituals & spells for the beginning (and end) of the Celtic Wheel
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Rachael House Talking
Wednesday 5th June 7pm – 9pm
Rachael House Talking Art/ Comics/ Queerness/ Zines/ Cats/ Ceramics
Join us as we welcome our first artist for this year's Cornwall Zine Library residency.

Rachael House is an artist who makes events, objects, performances, drawings and zines, and she thinks they are all the same.

Her autobio queerzine, ‘Red Hanky Panky’, first appeared in the early 1990s.
Woodman's Wild Ale Pop Up
1st June – 12pm – 10pm
Come and join award-winning Cornish microbrewery Woodman’s Wild Ale for a pop-up tasting event of some of their fantastic seasonal beer featuring foraged and wild ingredients. There will also be local street food available throughout the day and live music in the evening with Slightly celebrating their EP launch.
One Foot in the Rave
31st May

One Foot In The Rave Returns!
Award Winning Edinburgh Show returns to Cornwall!
Support From Cornwall's young emerging talent; Poet, Biby Barclay
This debut verse play from performance poet Alexander Rhodes is an energetic mix of agony and total Ecstasy. Set to a backdrop of club-classics, Alexander moves effortlessly between the characters and scenes to deliver the chemical highs and pitiful lows.

Expect wry observations, chemically induced inspirations and twisted logic.
Jessi Norgard Dan Korn and Joe Sharp
1) 26th May – Jessi Norgard/ Dan Korn and Joe Sharp
Jessi will be playing two live gigs this weekend launching 'Temporary Kind', her new 5 track EP, at two of her favourite spots in Falmouth. Alongside friends and talented fellow musicians Rob Holt (guitar) and Terry McClintock (drums/percussion).

Sharing the bill all the way from London are folk duo Dan Korn and Joe Sharp. Dan and Joe are bringing beautifully crafted songs (some written about Cornwall) and exquisite harmonies with them.
Make Your Own Morgawr
27th May 2019
Morgawr Making Workshop with collage artist and zinester Camilla Stacey. All ages welcome to come and use mixed media to create a Morgawr.

In Cornish folklore, the Morgawr (meaning sea giant in Cornish) is a sea serpent that purportedly inhabits the sea near Falmouth Bay, Cornwall, England. A hoax, an undiscovered creature of the deep or a mythical being - you decide!
Herbal Workshop Incense Making and Herbs
Herbal Workshop Incense Making and Herbs
19 May 2019 from 14:00-17:00

This Workshop includes an afternoon of:
- An Introduction on the Herbs and Botanicals we will be using
- Teachings on all of their many health benefits and properties
- An instructed demonstration on how to make your very own Herbal Incense stick and it's positive uses, ALL plants have been homegrown and foraged by Harriet
Architrave Exhibition
Materiality, process and form explored.
Opening Thursday 9th May 7-
10pm with DJ's
Vinyl Night The Death Edition
13 May 2019 from 19:00-23:30

This month's vinyl night is the 'Death' edition. Come down to The Fish Factory with a selection of your cheeriest death selections on vinyl, sign up and play - on the first round, three songs, on the second round, two songs and the third one song. The Heavy Friends will be hosting and keeping the running order suitably funereal and helping out any of you deceased vinyl nighters who need help with the turntables of D.E.A.T.H.
Brunel Night Motor The Eyelids
BRUNEL/ NIGHT MOTOR/ THE EYELIDS/ TWIN SIBLINGS

10 May 2019 from 19:00-23:30
Brunel, Night Motor and Twin Siblings bring their South West tour into town, with added Eyelids, and take over The Fish Factory for night of Dirty, Filthy Punk and Electronic Noise!
£5 OTD
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Sub Magazine Issue 2 Launch
2 May 2019
For the release of ISSUE 2 of Sub Magazine there will be an event on at The Fish Factory in Penryn to celebrate.

The idea of this event is to celebrate the magazine but more so the people involved and for people to come along and enjoy an arty space.

There will be magazines on sale (£5) and an exclusive for all people who attend.
La Notte Delle Streghe
4 May 2019 from 19:30-23:30

La Notte Delle Streghe are an Italian trio playing 12 string acoustic guitar, accordion and percussion.
Rebecca Weeks Exhibition
May 3 - 6th 2019

Artist in residence Rebecca Weeks has spent her time here breaking away from her usual screenprint practice to work with monoprinting, linocut and painting. Inspired by subjects as wide ranging as the door of the Fish Factory, the mummified rat in Penryn museum and the Witchcraft museum at Boscastle, Rebecca has used her time here to fully explore the area. This exhibition will showcase some of her screenprints, matchbox books and work made during her residency.
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The Feeling of Snow Exhibition
Saffron Cawley- The Feeling of Snow
25 April – 29 April
10am - 5pm

The feeling of snow is a photographic project exploring the relationship we have with snow, and how snow makes us feel, through the use of landscape and minimalist photography. Broken into two parts, one showing a disorganised chaotic view of the landscape. Showing the smaller finer details and textures, using form, line and shadows to construct the images.
Collectively Frigid
Sunday, 28 April 2019 from 19:00-23:00
Collectively Frigid present a celebration of women in punk with a screening of 'Here to be heard: the story of The Slits.’ Zines! Talks! Crafts! Vegan Food! Badge making! Tunes! Raffle! Pinata! Donation on the door.
Upstaged Qualifier No 2 122 Productions.
29th April 2019
The second heat of the qualifying rounds of Upstaged.
Come and see
- Foundtainhead - Ballerina - Reni And The Bonglords - BlueIVORY
Battle head to head fort here chance to compete in our final @ the Princess Pavilions to win a place at The Great Estate Festival 2019!
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Stanley Brinks and Freshcard Live
Stanley Brinks and Freschard Live at the Fish Factory
Saturday, 27 April 2019 from 19:00-23:00

Stanley Brinks (Herman Dune) and Freschard live at The Fish Factory, Penryn.
The stunning musicians have worked across Paris, New York and Berlin
A Sunday Flea Boot
The Fantabulous Fleaboot returns with a spring!
For April we will be holding a one day Flea Boot on Sunday 14th from 10-5.
Come and peruse the usual treasure with new stalls full of vintage clothes, vinyl records, handmade items, books and bric-a-bracalacka!
Our vegan cafe will be providing special treats and snacks to fuel your rummage!
Oscillation and Hockeysmith
Oscillation and Hockeysmith
Saturday, 13 April 2019 from 20:00-23:30
Excited to announce The Oscillation will be bringing their fused mantra of Psychedelic, Krautrock, Spacerock and Techno to The Fish Factory. It will be a home coming to main man Demian Castellanos as he is originally from The Lizard.
Honest Feminist Collective
Bloody Good Period Party, a menstruation-themed night of art, workshops, talks, a raffle, poetry and live music on Friday 12th April 2019 to raise money for Bloody Good Period, a charity which aims to eliminate period poverty. Get tickets via link
12 April 2019 from 20:00-23:30 (followed by an exhibition until 19th)
Ian Stern Exhibition
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4 April – 7 April 2019

With a one off exhibition we will be celebrating the work of photographer and filmmaker Ian Stern. In association with Falmouth University Archives and Special Collections you will be able to see the different sides to Ian's work from the documentary to the abstract. There will also be the chance to see never before exhibited contact sheets and behind the scenes material that will give photographers and artists alike a valuable insight into Ian's working process.
Book Binding Workshop
March 2019

Join artist in residence Nina Fenner for a coptic stitch book binding workshop this Sunday. All materials provided and by the end of the session you will come away with your own book.

£20 bookable at the cafe.
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Being Frank the Chris Sievey Story
8 April 2019
Join us at the Fish Factory for an Exclusive Screening of Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story. This is the only screening in Cornwall thus far! (and the official Penryn Premiere)
Holiday Ghosts plus support
Holiday Ghosts, Ssssnakes & Internal Credit Live

6 April 2019

Holiday Ghosts will be returning to home soil hot off the heels of their tour supporting their new record West Bay Playroom released on PNKSLM Records!
Sky High Diamonds and the Dizzy Gurdy
5 April 2019

You are welcomed to an evening of experimental and electronic incantations with local DIY musician and sound artist Sky High Diamonds and medieval mayhem magician John Thompson, AKA Dizzy Gurdy.
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Fleece to Fibre Workshop
Fleece to Fibre workshop with Nina Fenner
10 March 2019

Learn the basics about turning raw sheeps wool into a spun thread. We will cover sorting, washing and carding the wool. Then there will be a chance to learn the basics about spinning using drop spindles or a wheel.
Conjunction Analogue Film 2
Analogue Fan Club 2 is a Conjunction event from The Fish Factory, Penryn and CMR Project Space, Redruth organised by Alice Mahoney, Stuart Robinson and Rose Hatcher. This session aims to bring together artists and creatives with an interest in analogue film processes and techniques, including 8mm, Cine and 16mm film, home film processing, found footage and experimental practices.
An Evening of Plant-Wave poetry with Dav
An Evening of Plant-Wave poetry with Dave

Monday, 11 March 2019 from 19:00-21:30

Internal Garden - An Evening of Plant Wave Reaction Poetry with David Devanny

Calling all poets: an open invite to create and perform reactionary work live as plants generate music and vibrations. Beer by Woodman's Wild Ale
New Candys and Lips
Worldwide acclaimed as one of the best emerging psychedelic rock´n´roll bands, New Candys formed in Venice (Italy) in 2008. Their influences have roots in The Velvet Underground and Syd Barrett. After a self-produced EP, in 2012 they released the album “Stars Reach The Abyss” on Foolica, a UK tour followed. They have shared a stage with The Warlocks, Brain Jonestown Massacre, Black Angels and many more. We are excited to have them here at the Fish.
8th March 2019
International Women's Day
Saturday March 9 14:30-16:30
International Women's Day Art Workshop with Rebecca Harris. In this two hour session, you will explore a variety of simple techniques including expressive forms of paint, collage and stitch to create portraits of powerful women.

Suitable for all ages and levels. Materials provided but please bring some images on the day to work with (either in print or on your phone etc).
International Women's Day
Saturday, 9 March 2019 from 18:00-22:00
We would like to invite you all to an educational evening the day after the celebrations of international women's day.
HONEY FEMINIST COLLECTIVE
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Silt and Soil
Exhibition 21st March - 1st April 2019

A cross disciplinary collection of artworks in response to a human connection with land and sea.

Fleur Rampton, Leonie Sinden-David, Rhiannon Cottam, Anna Gruber.

Private View: Friday 22nd March 6.30pm
kruptos
Kruptos: An exhibition of new work by Mairead Dunne. A grotto is a natural or artificial cave containing a smaller chamber or cavern. The etymology of grotto is derived from the Greek word Kruptos, meaning secret or hidden. Working across miniature tableaus and site-specific installations KRUPTOS thematically brings together work in photography, sculpture, and video.
7-18th March
Vinyl Night Shaking Edition
18 March 2019 from 19:00-23:30

This Month's edition of Vinyl Night is the 'Shakin' edition. Join Heavy Friends at the Fish Factory for a night of Tremblin' Quakin', Vibrations & Shaking, Rattling and Rolling. Bring along selection of songs (on vinyl) and play them yourself - starting with three, then two tracks each in rotation. Come down early, put your name down on the board and enjoy the delights of the Fish Factory Cafe and the tunes of your fellow vinyl nighters.

Stay Heavy.
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KER-PLUNK
Ker-Punk presents: Kessenyans Interactive and Audio Installation, raising awareness about climate and sustainability - with an immersive interactive installation, music, talks and free vegan curry
The Lyin' Politicians Festival
The Lyin' Politicians Festival
29 Mar – 1 April 2019
Celebrate (!?*?!*) Brexit by joining our weekend Brexitfest. Friday day 10am - 9pm: Live music and art from the around the country – music by Krelys - Traditional Irish Band; Jean Daniel and Loic Rich, soul and rocksteady; Tom Dale - USA Old Time Traditional Music
Saturday 10am-5pm Live music and art
Pub quiz at the Seven Stars Pub in Penryn, Jam at the Famous Barrel
The Love Birds
Sunday 31st March 2019
19:30-23:30
Indie - Alt - Jangle - Powerpop band The Love-Birds are visiting Penryn's Fish Factory from San Francisco!
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unhidden
4 March 2019 from 18:30-21:00
UNHIDDEN - a showcase of work by 10 female Falmouth fine art Students.

Come along for a bevy and a chat, bring yer mates.
Refreshments served in house.
We look forward to seeing you there.
March Flea Boot
First Flea Boot of 2019
2nd & 3rd March

Join us to shop for art, vintage, books, stained glass, plants, macrame, clothing and much more! Our amazing vegan cafe will be open throughout and will be serving fantastic food made by Nicola from Pea Souk Vegetarian Cafe.
Popty Ping St David's Day Exhibition
28th February - 1st March 2019

A St.David's Day exhibition showcasing work by a selection Welsh students studying at Falmouth University.
Gweld chi yno!
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Pinhole Camera Workshop
Saturday 23rd Feb 2019

Stuart Robinson gave this photography workshop, helping participants to learn how to make and use the pinhole camera from a humble drinks can. Using it to take photographs and how to develop these in the Fish Factory darkroom.
Material Conversations
An exhibition featuring the brief coalescence of eight artists re-purposing the ordinary into moments of material vitality.

21st Feb - 25th Feb 2019
Archive Exhibition
7th Feb - 18th Feb

A journey through time and space(s), from the Fish's birthplace on Falmouth Wharves to our home in Penryn. Celebrate a year on Commercial Road with an exhibition of our archive collection.
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Internal Garden
On the 11th February 2019
you will never see plant life in the same way again! Sound Artist Justin Wiggan invites you to Internal Garden at the Fish Factory

With jazz musician Keith Mitchell, Justin Wiggan and a Plant

An evening of minimal plant wave jazz exploration
Conjunction: Experimental Sound
Conjunction Experimental Sound Event and Moogie Wonderland

Saturday 9th February 2019

This event aims to bring together artists interested in using sound and to learn about different techniques and methods of recording, creating and editing sound.

Click HERE for more information.
Palores, Internal Credit, Disco Rococo a
Palores, Internal Credit, Disco Rococo
Join us on the 1st February for an evening of loud yet tuneful music at the Fish. PALORES. INTERNAL CREDIT and DISCO ROCOCO. PLUS DJ Big Vern. 1st Feb 2019. Doors at 8pm - First band about 8.30ish - Curfew at 12am. ENTRY: £4 on the door. Check Facebook for more details.
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Portrait of Water
A photography exhibition by Lucy Ridges, artist-in-residence at The Fish Factory. Taking form and colour from the aesthetics of our natural world with analogue photography and traditional mark making techniques.
24th Jan - 4th February
National Story Telling Week
A Story Telling Event

28th January 2019
8pm-10pm
Gary Cordingley, storyteller and illustrator, will host an evening of traditional stories as part of the 19th National Storytelling Week. Come and tell a story, if you have one, in a warm and friendly space, or just sit back and listen. The only stipulations are that the stories are spoken, not read, and that they are a maximum of ten minutes.
Sealionwoman, The Worm and Frances Pylon
A Music Event! 31st January 2019.
Inspired by the selkies of Scottish folklore, comprising a duo of vocals, doublebass and electronics. Scottish-born jazz-influenced vocalist Kitty Whitelaw and double bass player Tye McGivern were supported by The Worm and Frances Pylons.
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Anniversary Party
On the 16th February 2019 it's our Psychedelic Flower Power Fish Factory Anniversary Party!
Join us to celebrate one year since we moved to our new space in Penryn. We've achieved so much in this year and had so many wild experiences. We've been helped along this crazy rocky road by so many of you wonderful people and to celebrate we are throwing this FREE party with music from our very own vinyl expert and psychedelic flower power fish Robert Burns.
7pm til Midnight!
Birthday Cream Tea(vegan of course!)
Sunday 17th February 2019!
Join us for a birthday cream tea!

To celebrate our first birthday in our Penryn venue we are hosting a very civilised afternoon of cream teas and tiny sandwiches.

Scone, coconut cream and jam with tea: £5
Afternoon tea for two (on a fancy cake stand)- Scones w/jam +cream, 2 cakes, 2 sandwiches, pot of tea to share: £17

Please book your time slot in advance so we are able to cater for the right number. TICKETS HERE.
VINYL NIGHT: Money Edition
Monday, 18 February 2019 from 19:00-23:30

This month's Vinyl Night is the 'Money' edition. Bring your money themed songs on vinyl down to the Fish Factory and Join Heavy Friends in a night of eclectic music supplied by you.
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Antonella Crastus
An Exhibition by Antonella Crastus - a self-taught artist. She feels that art has been a blessing which has allowed her to express herself and her emotions which has been very useful in managing her personality disorder.
17th - 21st January 2018
Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, Mildred Maud
Mexico's Lorelle Meets the Obsolete return to the Falmouth area for the third time! Bringing thier blend of crafted, unique and amazing psychedelia and shoegaze. Supported by Falmouths very own Mildred Maude and LIPS

16th January 2018
The Worm and Petra Dish at Home
A Music Event by:
Petra Dish + The Nicotine Tingles is a performance based presentation of the Apathy Jazz manifesto
and
The Worm is a one-worm girl band avant gardener and Fish Factory artist.
11th January
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Vinyl Night: Accidents Edition
Once a month Heavy Friends hosts a Vinyl Night at the Fish Factory. There is a new theme each month and everyone can bring their vinyls which match the theme and have a dance and boogie!
January 2019
Conjunction: Print & DIY Publishin
Conjunction: Print in the Age of DIY Publishing as Artistic Practice. The Fish Factory, Penryn and CMR Project Space, Redruth organised by artist and curator Camilla Stacey, in collaboration with Alice Mahoney, Stuart Robinson and Rose Hatcher. An ongoing event, he purpose of Conjunction is to create an active network of artists and designers who are interested in sharing technology, skills and knowledge whilst offering combined resources.
12th January 2019
Christmas Day
On Christmas Day 2018, Rob Burns from the Fish Factory provided food and films for everyone who wanted company during the Festive Season.
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Frida Go...to the Ends of the Earth
Exhibition by
Frida Go..
Using installation, Frida Go...explores her ancestry through the art of her grandmother and her connection to Captain Scott and his fatal expedition to the North Pole in 1913.
6-10 December 2018
Open Studio Exhibition
Exhibition of the work of the Fish Factory's Studio Artists. Celebrating the diverse array of artists and makers - from painters to designers to those working with experimental sound and performance.
16th - 23rd December
Associated Territories
An exhibition to celebrate 100 years of women’s civil rights in Poland. Featuring 5 Polish female artists from the Tri-City of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot on the Baltic coast Magdelena Nowak, Anna Sokolska, Joanne Borof, Elzbieta Tegowska and Urszula Dulewicz.
3rd January - 14th January 2019
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Conjunction: Analogue Film Club
Conjunction: Analogue Film Club
Conjunction from The Fish Factory, Penryn and CMR Project Space, Redruth organised by artist and curator Camilla Stacey, in collaboration with Alice Mahoney, Stuart Robinson and Rose Hatcher. An ongoing event, he purpose of Conjunction is to create an active network of artists and designers who are interested in sharing technology, skills and knowledge whilst offering the combined resources, facilities and equipment of The Fish Factory and CMR.

December 8th 2018
Donna Festa
Donna Festa – Broken - Exhibition: Donna Festa – Broken. Smile. You have to. You wish you didn’t have to hide behind it. You are emotionally exhausted. This life is killing you. 9th November 2018
Bob Devereux
- Exhibition and Poetry Event: St Ives artist and poet Bob Devereux exhibited his colourful artwork and also performed his poetry with musical accompaniment from Adrian O'Reilly 22nd November - 3rd December
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Conjunction: Obsolete Technology
Conjunction: Obsolete Technology from The Fish Factory, Penryn and CMR Project Space, Redruth organised by Camilla Stacey, Alice Mahoney, Stuart Robinson and Rose Hatcher. An ongoing event, the purpose of Conjunction is to create an active network of artists and designers who are interested in sharing technology, skills and knowledge whilst offering the combined resources, facilities and equipment of The Fish Factory and CMR.
November 10th 2018
Near the River of Antre
An Exhibition by a group of artists, writers, folklorists, psychogeographers and performers have met in to explore the history and folklore of the town and its river, The Antre, through a series of walks and practice based workshops.

1st - 5th November 2018
Like Fragile Clay
Exhibition: CF Sherratt displays his stunning illustrations to accompany the poetry of Sarah Cave

25th - 29th October 2018
The Space Lady
Music Event:
The Space Lady brings her cosmic DIY psychedelic splendour from the streets of San Francisco to The Fish Factory in Penryn. The "outsider music" genre was created for this unique artist. She brings great talent, love, peace, and humility to her
records and international shows.
20th October 2018
Rad Surface
An Exhibition: Ian Guyver

Part of #trigpointkernow, a project to try and capture the essence of Cornish place. This exhibition features combined found objects, drawings and rubbings, made whilst walking between 27 of Cornwall's 100 triangulation points.

18 October - 22nd October
Conjunction Art in Urban Environment
Conjunction: Art in the Urban Environment
from The Fish Factory, Penryn and CMR Project Space, Redruth organised by artist and curator Camilla Stacey, in collaboration with Alice Mahoney, Stuart Robinson and Rose Hatcher. An ongoing event, the purpose of Conjunction is to create an active network of artists and designers who are interested in sharing technology, skills and knowledge whilst offering the combined resources, facilities and equipment of The Fish Factory and CMR.
21st October 2018
Me and The Devil
A Music Event for Black History Month: Me and The Devil are a four piece blues band, exploring soulful sounds from the Mississippi Delta and Chicago.
27th October 2018
Anne Bala
Searching for Simone

An exhibition by Resident Artist Anne Bala was a chance for Anne to explore the connections one can find in the search for the biological family when the traces are unclear, the documents are false and the evidence is subjective.

12-15th October 2018
Liz Blum
Resident Artist Exhibition: Good Morning Shining Sun

Good Morning Sun reflects on the impact of global warming. From wholesale pollution of our natural world, to changing coast lines, floods and fires, strengthening storms, and species dying off, artist Liz Blum will whip up studio detritus into statements of alarming consequences for the future of our planet.

27th September - 1st October 2018
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Stewart Watson
International resident Stewart Watson (Baltimore, US) displayed the work she has created during her residency here.

13th September 2018
Vinyl Night Food Edition
Once a month Heavy Friends hosts a Vinyl Night at the Fish Factory. There is a new theme each month and everyone can bring their vinyls which match the theme and have a dance and boogie!
NEXUS
From the weird to the lyrical, the playful to the polemical; this year’s graduating MA Illustration students hold a night of performance, storytelling and song to accompany their end of year show; NEXUS.

The evening also launches an exhibition of the artists’ manifestos, on show throughout the following week.

6 Sept – 10 Sept 2018
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Ancient Stones
An Exhibition by Paul Slydel exploring ancient sites in mid and west Cornwall.

30 August - 3 September 2018
Acid Mothers Temple
Japanese Psychedelic Rock band visited the Fish Factory on their European tour!
27th July 2018
Concupiscence
An exhibition by Chris Northey that questioned censorship and modern attitudes to naked flesh and the perceptions of sexuality.
20 July - 23 July 2018
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Harena Now
Harena now - This exhibition shares the camera-less photographic work made by photographic artist Josie Purcell in response to the global sand crisis. The project aims to raise awareness of this lesser known environmental and humanitarian issue.
26 July– 30 July 2018
Flashes
Flashes: An event of noise for Radical Music Week with Flashes/Wolf Note/Hockeysmith/Omoo / 21 July 2018
Cookie Tongue/Susan/The Worm
Cookie Tongue/Susan/The Worm
16th July 2018

A music event. Cookie Tongue is the whimsical world led by artist/musician, Omer Gal aka Mother Tongue. A multi-instrumental incantatory vocal, freaky folky family based in Brooklyn NYC and performed at the Fish!
co;noise
Co;noise was a participatory music project for non-musicians to perform and experiment with music together.
15 July 2018
Bill Brandson
An Exhibition by Studio resident Bill Brandson, an impressionist /expressionist landscape painter based here in Penryn. Painting landscapes from the local area Bill has been one of the longest residents of the Fish Factory, moving with us from our old venue.

12 July – 16 July 2018
Lord of the Logos
Lord of the Logos: An exhibition by international logo artist Christophe Szpajde

14 Jun – 18 Jun 2018
EVOKE
An exhibition by Erika Dyrholm & Zahra Hoccom using printmaking, photography and collage to explore human form 28 Jun – 2 Jul 2018
Len Hatcher
An exhibition by Len Hatcher exploring the changing and transitory Falmouth Bay in 200 stunning sketches.
21st – 26th June 2018
Stacey Guthrie
Stacey Guthrie exhibited her latest collection of work, 'A Very Housewifely Abreaction'. 7 Jun – 11 Jun 2018
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Twin Siblings
Twin Siblings A punk and electronic music event with Night Motor/Inka Upendo/Twin Siblings 2 June 2018
Linda Atwell
Linda Attwell
Exhibition featuring work by textile artist Linda Attwell
31 May – 4 Jun 2018
Mildred Maude/Seamouse/Heavy Friends
Music Event - Mildred Maude will be performing their continually evolving instrumental piece with support from Seamouse, Heavy Friends and DJs
25 May 2018
Some Feelings
Some Feelings
20th - 22nd April 2018

An open themed photography exhibition featuring 6 artists living and working in the South West.
The Garden of Light & Sound
The Garden of Light and Sound
13th - 17th April 2018

A film installation by Rosie Bewley made almost entirely of plants. The film, the experimental cinema and the sounds are all made of or created from nature.
The Lone Kinsmen
The Lone Kinsmen
5th - 9th April 2018

An archival exploration of a (possibly) fictitious cult that existed sometime in the past created by Lally & Penny Macbeth.
Dystopiaoke
Dystapiaoke
30 March 2018

The event will provide a platform to talk to explore the theory, a participatory performance and presentation of research materials in which people take in turns to stage unique representations of pre-recorded songs from popular culture.
Root to Rise
Root to Rise- an exhibition by artist in residence Lily Waugh. Textiles hand woven in collaboration with Cornish land and weather.
1st - 12th March 2018
Thrown Gauntlet Festival
Exhibition featuring some of the artists who participated in the Thrown Gauntlet Festival.

22nd February 2018
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Fish Factory Launch Part
A launch party to welcome the new Fish Factory Art Space to Penryn with an evening of Art, Music, Food & Drink! 17th February 2018
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If you delved this deep into our archives, well done! However, our history stretches much further than this virtual archive ever could, as the above events only feature our wonderful times in Penryn -  The Fish Factory was once located in Falmouth Wharves...the art and events that happened there, now exist only as legend...

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