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Events at Cohort: Archive

We have these great events and then they just disappear, here’s a little archive of what’s been going on at Cohort. Visit the main Events Page for details of what’s coming up…

Friday 20th September 2019: 400 Light Years [main lounge]

Mayes Creative presents a sound/visuals art performance at Cohort Hostel as part of the September Festival. Artists Joanna Mayes, Justin Wiggan, Laura Luing and pre-performance talk by Carolyn Kennett, astronomer.

During a week-long residency on Lizard Point, artists Joanna Mayes and Justin Wiggan explored communication heritage sites on the Lizard coastline. This evening is a sharing — in the relaxed setting of Cohort Hostel — of the interactive sound and visuals collaboration between them, using collected images, sound and data obtained through sensors, broadcast and wireless technologies.

Food by Happy Tacos from 6.30pm.

St Ives Film & Doc Society: 12th February 2019 @ 20.00 [main lounge]

In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment centre in a remote area called God’s Promise. While she is being subjected to questionable gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released.

St Ives Film & Doc Society: 8th January 2019 @ 20.00 [main lounge]

East Berlin, 1984. The Cold War is still raging and the communist bloc does not trust its own citizens. A secret police agent is tasked with conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover. Over time, rather than being coldly distant, he finds himself being absorbed by their private lives.

St Ives Film & Doc Society: 11th December 2018 @ 20.00 [main lounge]

We are excited to be showing one of the best films of the year at our December film night. Starring Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson this film won two Oscars for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Darkly comic, moving and a classic portrait of small town America this is a must see if you missed it at the cinema earlier this year.

St Ives Film & Doc Society: 13th November 2018 @ 20.00 [main lounge]

To mark the centenary of the Armistice and dedicated remembrance to those who fell in WWI we are showing the new short film Cornish Tommies created by Falmouth University students which tells the story of an 18 year old Cornish miner called up in 1917. This is followed by our main feature, Journey’s End a British film which tells the story of a group of British soldiers awaiting their fate in an Aisne dugout during the end of WWI.

St Ives Film & Doc Society: 9th October 2018 @ 20.00 [main lounge]

We are excited to be showing a classic Pedro Almodovar film as part of CFylm, Cornwall’s Film Network.

Spanish with English subtitles this film has been described as a psychological horror and plays with themes of gender fluidity and the human need to achieve at all costs. Starring Antonio Banderas as a super creepy plastic surgeon this film is well worth a watch.

The Romantic Guitar: 17th October 2018  @ 20.00 [main lounge]

The language of music is the language of the soul. It is universal, understood by everyone, dissolving all bounds.

The Spanish or classical guitar is the most deeply personal of all instruments and we’re really delighted to be hosting this free event where Oliver St. John will talk and play us through a romance that covers more than a century of innovation as shown by the works of some of the greatest composers for the guitar.

This is a celebration of our common European musical tradition, one that not only embraces Britain and the continent but is also inclusive of all world cultures.

Please join us for what promises to be an enlightening and beautiful evening. Free to all.

Surf Film Evening: Tuesday 11th September 2018 @ 19.30 [main lounge]

Surf films aren’t just about surfing; they are philosophical, about a way of life, the environment, the connection between humans and the natural world. Introduce yourself to this film genre and join us on bean bags, deck chairs and settees for a relaxed evening of films.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: 22nd August 2018 @ 20.00 [main lounge]

Are you heading in the right direction? What’s your next step? Which way do you want to go? How do we find or reacquaint ourselves with our power within during those times in life when we get lost and can’t find our way back home? To Follow the Yellow Brick Road is to take an inspired action in the belief it will lead to good things.
Please join us in the main lounge to hear Janine Joseph talk about her journey to wellness and the re-emergence of her personal power after a decade long struggle with anorexia.
We all follow a unique Yellow Brick Road in seeking happiness and wellness. Janine invites you to come find yours!

Amber Symons Live: 26th July 2018 @ 20.00 [courtyard]

Amber Symons is A Singer/Songwriter, self-taught multi-instrumentalist and up and coming acoustic artist who is already making waves on the local music scene.

Hot off the back of her first European tour with Qube records, Amber will be at Cohort previewing original material from her forthcoming album Picture Perfect Life, songs from her First Album Kaleidoscopic Minds and throwing in some covers from her musical heroes, such as Halsey, Billie Eilish & 21 Pilots.

My Accidental Life: Wed 13th June 2018 @ 20.30 [main lounge]

Come hear Harry Kessler tell his story of a small Jewish family caught up in Hitler’s acquisition of Austria and then Czechoslovakia and how they were able, through the kindness of strangers, to escape the Holocaust and make a new life in England.

Harry is aged 87 and his is a fascinating story. It’s rare to hear a first hand account of this era and we are delighted to able to host this talk here at Cohort.

The talk lasts around 30-40 minutes and there will be the opportunity to ask questions afterwards.

Swell Board Shoot Out: Sunday 24th June 2018 [whole hostel]

[22nd – 24th June 2018: Swell Board Festival Weekend]

In aid of the charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) St Ives Surf School host the annual fancy dress surfing competition on Porthmeor Beach. Sponsored by Red Bull UK and Rhythm Europe it is now in its 7th year and is getting bigger and better every time.

Every year Cohort hosts a pre-Swell Board Shoot Out event where we raise money for SAS and do silly things in the name of said charity.

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