WHAT'S ON

 
 
 
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COLLABORATION

Fish Factory, Freymo and Dungaroos

Monday 20 June - Monday 28 June

 

We always love to collaborate and work with local artists. We love the work Freymo creates and she is responsible for our funky branding. So when we first made Jade from Dungaroo's we just loved the idea behind creating something wearable and beautiful from recycled bed sheets. It's a part of our ethos in so many ways. 

Recently, we had some fabrics printed with Freymo's designs and Jade has turned these into some great garms. We've got some on display at the moment, and we are taking orders for sizes and combos other than these. Do pop by and take a look!

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EXHIBITION

'An Angular Approach' An exhibition by Corrina Cooper

Thursday July 14th - July 18th 2022

 

In this exhibition, Corrina Cooper documents & highlights ‘the everyday’ from both a brightly coloured and geometric perspective. An examination of both still life but also landscape, captured in stained glass iterations together with floral attributes that are routed within Art Deco & Pop Art influences. This exhibition will splinter your thoughts geometrically making you feel like you're glimpsing a swirling fractals. 

More info!

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EXHIBITION

Scary Little Girls - Anniversary Exhibition & Events Week

Thursday July 21st - Monday 25th 

 

Who's ready for a scream? Scary Little Girls is an English production hub based in London and Cornwall and a charity registered in England and Wales. Most of their work revolves around literary and matrifocal themes, as well as a number of comedy and cabaret works with predominantly female casts. Time to get scary!

More info!

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EVENT

Lilac's Daughter and Rosalie James 

Postponed

 

Lilac's Daughter is a wonderful blend of Americana, folk and pop with soft, intimate and enchanting vocals as well as captivating melody lines. Her lyrics and storylines will take you on a journey through a beautiful melancholic landscape, where each song becomes a road map through the essence of humanity.

Rosalie James is a homegrown singer songwriter who grew up listening to her bright yellow Sony Walkman. Her live shows are an unusual mixture of melancholy and mischievousness. Her voice and songs can be heart-breaking, but coupled with a wry, sardonic humour and a propensity for candid on-stage revelations about depression, religion, heartbreak, television and substance abuse it makes for an interesting show. Come with a space in your handbag because Rosalie always gives you a little piece of herself to take away with you.


 

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EVENT

Zipper - debut gay night for gay men

 

Friday 1st July 7:30pm £3 entry

A social evening for gay men

 

We're a friendly bunch here at the Fish factory and we've been holding our regular lesbian and LGBTQ+ nights with  Sapphic Sis for a few months. We're now proud to present Zipper - a new space for gay men to get social, have a break from the grind and get to know others. You can't say there aren't enough spaces for gay men if you don't pop on down and check it out. Cheap entry, full bar and music. 

More info!


 

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EVENT

Kizamba; Latin & Afro-Caribbean Music

 

Friday 8th July 7:30pm £15 includes vegan meal

Kizamba are a Latin & Afro-Caribbean band based in Cornwall, served up alongside Caribbean inspired home cooked vegan food.

Tickets are a range of prices and include food or not.

Formed in the summer of 2021, Kizamba are Cornwall’s premier Latin & Afro-Caribbean good vibes band, comprised of 6 talented multi-instrumentalists living in West Cornwall who came together through a mutual love of Afro-Caribbean beats and sounds. The band performs songs from Cuba, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa including favourites from Buena Vista Social Club and Celia Cruz along with some classic Salsa, Samba, Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Latin Jazz, Reggae, Soca and Calypso tunes.

More info! Tickets!


 

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EVENT

Deathchant & Tiger Empress

 

Saturday 23rd July 7:30pm £15 includes vegan meal

Los Angeles foursome Deathchant specialize in a raucous, freewheeling mix of Thin Lizzy-esque proto-metal and Melvins-style sludge. Rumbling noise, chiming guitar melodies, bluesy boogie, NWOBHM thrash, COC grunge and punk fury all rear their head at times, sometimes all at once.

With support from Tiger Empress, local legends. Cornish band Tiger Empress play stunning little numbers, including one called Anxious Blood. 

More info! Tickets!


 

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Valhalla of Decadence - Comedy & Punk Gig 

Saturday 30th July 7:30pm £5 

 

(No) Money in the Bank are a lot of things. Rabble rousers,

best friends, two blackbirds on a highway sign, but those are

mostly joke answers. We are an alternative-comedy double act from the North of England, made up of Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh, attempting to walk the fine line between DIY punk ethics and comedy performance. In essence, we wish we were a band but lack any musical talent so just do the banter. Together we have run a number of compilation shows, gigged in

some of the weirdest and queerest nights in the UK, and taken

years of our lives trying to make our own opporunities.

More info!

Tickets

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EVENT

The Scribes + Simmerdown

 

Saturday 20th August 7:30pm £7 + booking fee

The Scribes are a multi-award winning hip hop act from Bristol whose unique talents have combined to make a trademark sound quite unlike any other, featuring a seamless blend of live instrumentation and sampling set against a backdrop of head nodding boom bap breaks.

Known for critically acclaimed performances full of energy, beatboxing, crowd participation and off the cuff freestyling, The Scribes have become festival favourites across the UK, regularly gracing the stage at Glastonbury, Latitude, Wilderness, Boomtown Fair, Urban In Ibiza, Shambala, Bearded Theory, Leopallooza and many more.

More info! Tickets!


 

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WORKSHOP

SIRENS Studio Sampling workshop


Saturday 25th June This event is at Sirens Studio, Fisherman's Quay, Penryn

Intro to production series (for beginners) 2 hour Workshop 1 SAMPLING / COMPOSING WITH SAMPLES (you do not need to play an instrument or know how to make or record music). This is an easy, dynamic and fun workshop that will make you feel confident and creative composing from samples. Please bring an item that you like the sound of to try, we will also have plenty to work with. To apply please send an email to; sirensrecording@gmail.com
to express your interest with a sentence about what type of music you would like to create and any previous experience you may have of digital recording and we will assign you to a time slot between 10am and 6pm. (we only want to know about experience so that we can group people appropriately - experience is NOT necessary!)

Content includes introductions to;
-DAW
-Midi keyboard
-Studio itself
-Some basic compression and EQ tips


 

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WORKSHOP

Sheree Matthews Visual Journaling Workshop 25th June

 

Saturday 25th June, 10:30am - 1:00pm at Little Dishy Café, The Fish Factory £10

 

"There is no beginning too small." Henry David Thoreau

In this workshop, we'll eradicate the blank page as we go on a journey with paints, images, texts, collage and prompts. It's a space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fears or worries or judgement. Through the practice. We'll practice stress-free, simple but powerful techniques to silence the inner critic, move through procrastination and begin a conversation with the self. All material will be provided but if you'd like to bring along any source material you've been collecting and hoarding for a special occasion, then you are welcome to bring them along to the workshop."

More info! Tickets (£10)


 

We Want to Spread the LOVE 

Call Out for Proposals, Projects & Experiments

+ Workshop Leaders get in touch!



We are ALWAYS open to ideas and up for helping to make all kinds of projects happen. Now that we have received Arts Council funding for the next few months we are even more keen to hear your pipeline dreams and whacky wonderings! We are particularly looking to support local artists, artists from underrepresented groups, artists who are struggling to exhibit or perform due to lack of funds and artists who are working on projects which will benefit our community in some way. 

Contact us by email with a few lines about your idea and any links or images to support it and we will be in touch.

gallery@fishfactoryarts.com for exhibitions, residencies and workshops, events@fishfactoryarts.com for music and events.

We are also looking for workshop leaders in a variety of disciplines for programming both online and in our space. Get in touch if you are interested or if you have any special requests for workshops you'd like us to facilitate - gallery@fishfactoryarts.com