Welcome to our Phoenix Project Part 1!
The global COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the creative sector into darkness. Theatres have now, for a long time, sat and watched the shadows close in, deeper and darker every day.
Yet there is still a glimmer of a spark that may yet ignite and raise us all to new heights.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of 2020, we are looking towards the future and need your help to develop some new work.
COVID 19 has left us with a very uncertain landscape and we have had to cancel a wide range of performance and workshops this year, but we will not be put off.
Now are looking towards the future and want to use this time to research and develop our work further. To do that, we need your help to bring stage one of our Phoenix plan to life.
As 2020 draws to a close, we want to explore some new work we have been developing, bringing together actors and other creatives to take it off the page and bring it to life, swords, dragons, pirates and all.
Your support will let us fight back against COVID-19! Allowing us to begin to roll out a series of new and exciting events from 2021 - maybe even sooner!
We can't promise you tickets to events just yet, but we have developed a range of perks in the meantime that might just be of interest and you can read more about them below.
What is Project Phoenix…
Project Phoenix is the name of our project to bring new work to life in theses troubled times. We are plan to explore a minimum of two projects with very different settings and themes, ranging from sword wielding knights - to pistols at 3 in the afternoon.
£5- A Thank You
We can’t give you a ticket to a show (yet) but we can say thank you for supporting our work.
£10- Costume Life Drawing Session
Join us on Saturday 31st October 13:00-15:00 at The Poly, Falmouth for an untutored Knightly Costumed life drawing class where you will get the chance draw and sketch a knight is a variety of posses and costume. Be prepared for swords, armour, shields and more!
£12- Limited edition SC Bone China Mug
A specially designed bone china mug shipped right to your door to enjoy with your beverage of choice, whilst watching your favorite swashbuckling movie. Designed by illustrator Annabel Hewitson (www.annabelhewitson.com). We are awaiting the samples so here is a mock up for now!
(inc p&p (mainland UK only)
£30- Miniature Knightly Helmet
Own your own real steel helmet but in miniature! Perfect for those who want a helmet in their life but just can't quite find the space. There are three to choice from the Sugarloaf (pictured), Pigface Bascinet or a Roman legionaries. Each comes with its own wooden stand - the perfect inspirational addition to any desk, shelf, shed? (please not this is not a toy) (inc p&p (mainland UK only)
£100- 60 min Sword Fighting Experience | for up to a group of 6 people*
An special hands on experience where you will get the chance to learn a series of dramatic combat moves and skills to bring your inner swashbuckler to life, quickly and safely. Suitable for children (10+) and adults. For work or social occasions.
This is a physical workshop, if you are unsure of whether you should take part please talk to your doctor.
When & Where: Late October, early November, Falmouth.
*6 people including children, ideally you should, where possible, be from the same household or bubble. This workshop takes place inside. Subject to Ts & Cs.
What if the perks aren’t for you?
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What is Swashbuckling Cornwall?
At Swashbuckling Cornwall does what it says on the tin, we swashbuckle, teaching professionals and enthusiastic amateur actors to perform stage and dramatic combat. We also run workshops in everything from horse riding to musketry and produce our own live and recorded work.
Our work stretches across time from the Romans to Knights in armour, pirates to spies we do it all. Find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, You can also visit www.swashbucklingcornwall.com/. Where you will also find our free knightly activity book for kids (and adults) to download: www.swashbucklingcornwall.com/downloads
During the summer we also worked with Falmouth Bid & the Falmouth Town Team, to deliver a range of creative social distancing performances, including our popular Covid Pirates and Piratical Stilt walkers, which were instrumental in getting the message across, in an entertaining, yet positive way.
We feel it is important to point out that we are not a funded organisation and receive no support from the Arts Council. Our work is currently only funded by ticket sales and your support of the arts!
Perks Ts &Cs
-Perk workshop times will be offered on a first come, first served based.
-We reserve the right to change, alter, amend or cancel events, dependent upon Governmental restrictions.
-No travel, parking or other costs are included within this perk cost.
-Any children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
-COVID 19 restrictions will apply.