The Reading Room:
An Exhibition for Black History Month

At the Fish Factory, we recognise the importance of Black History - it is a global story which influences the entire world in the past, present and into the future.


Literature and art are the tools of freedom, expression, empathy and knowledge, which is why we have teamed up with Falmouth's favourite radical bookstore RUBICUND and the fantastically rich Cornwall Zine Library to bring you The Reading Room.


From the 29th October to the 3rd November, peruse a selection of books and zines which celebrate Black History. Thank you so much to RUBICUND and the Cornwall Zine Library for sharing their resources. Please note that the Fish Factory is open from Thursday to Monday 10am - 5pm. Masks are required and social distancing rules will be in place. See you there

Concerning Violence; 

A Film Screening

Cornwall Film Festival and the Fish Factory are pleased to invite you to join us at Docs Hub: a new monthly screening of documentary film with food and discussion at the Fish Factory, Penryn for only £10. 29th October. The event starts at 7pm-7:30pm for food, with the film starting at 7.45pm

Our first film is Concerning Violence and has been specially chosen to support Black History Month.

Concerning Violence | Dir Göran Hugo Olsson | 2014 | 90 mins | Documentary/Drama | 15

Concerning Violence is an archive-driven documentary covering the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the developing world, as well as an exploration into the mechanisms of decolonization through text from Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth. Narrated by Ms Lauryn Hill, it is a bold visual narrative on Africa, covering the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in the late ‘60s and ‘70s. This months food is a surprise warming winter treat! Tickets can be booked in groups of 1-4 only. Book now.

The Uncomfortable Conversation; Talking about Race in Cornwall

We will be joined by a panel of guest speakers and guided through some topics that we hope will be insightful and educational. We will also be going through some of the current language that is being used and offer definitions for some of the terms and expressions in use when people talk about race and racism. October 31st at 7pm.

Our confirmed speakers are Abi Hutchinson, Mary Mawonera, Jones Oviawe, Dr Misri Dey, Marcus Alleyne. Please click here for more information about our fantastic speakers. 

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

This event is free, however you must book a place as we have a limited capacity. If you would like to watch and listen online you can join us on ZOOM - (We are constantly working to improve our online events and for those who attended our last zoom event we now have a closer set up for the camera!) Book all tickets HERE

Margaret Beardsmore:
Memorial Exhibition

We are saddened to say our wonderful studio artist Margaret Beardsmore passed away in May 2020. She was a peaceful and gentle spirit in our community and a committed member of the Fish Factory since its beginning in 2011. 

A painter at heart, Margaret completed a foundation course for Fine Art at Falmouth University and graduated with her degree in 2005. With vivid and carefully considered work, Margaret enjoyed capturing people lost in the moment, her artwork draws from life and the personal details which emerge when people become immersed in “doing things”. 

Please join us for her Memorial Exhibition from the 5th - 16th November. The opening night will take place on Wednesday 4th November at 6pm. See more of Margaret's work here. 

© 2023 by Fish Factory Arts CIC. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • YouTube