What’s On

Golowan Festival

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If you have an event which will take place in Penzance during Golowan 2019 get in touch with details and we will publicise it here and, if we receive the details in time, in the Golowan Festival programme brochure. 

The programme listings will be updated as we get nearer the festival – so keep checking!

2019 Programme Listings

Friday 21 June

10am – 5pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

A solo show of work by Simon Faithfull, will be centred around Reef Part 2 which revisits the decommissioned fishing boat that he sunk off the Dorset coast in 2014 to create a new artificial reef. The exhibition features other film and photographic work by Faithfull that explores where land meets sea and man’s place in it.  Continues until 11 October 2019

10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

An exhibition looking at Sir Alfred Munnings’ connection to Cornwall, focussing on his early career with particular emphasis on the paintings he produced whilst based in Lamorna.  Continues until 7 September 2019.

11am – 4.30pm – Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew St. PZ TR18 2HT – Exhibition, Drawn to Life 2019 – Free Entry

New work in many media from local artists who attend a long established weekly drop-in life drawing group in Penzance.  Paintings, drawings, prints, cards, ceramics, sculpture and portraits in a wide variety of styles and sizes.  Café and print workshop on site.  Runs from 14 – 26 June, Tues – Sat.

Details at http://www.lifedrawing.me/show

7.30pm – Penlee Park Theatre – Ezmay Grace Live in Concert – Tickets Pre-sale £10, on the door £12

Ezmay Grace is a contemporary folk musician and artist from Cornwall. You may have heard her playing on BBC Radio Cornwall or have seen her live on BBC Introducing stages at festivals across the South West. Her style ranges from etherial folk to sultry blues with some classic country and contemporary acoustic in between. 

Saturday 22 June

10am – 5pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Se 21 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

A group exhibition curated by Simon Faithful. Taking its title from Max Ernst’s surrealist painting Europe After The Rain the exhibition explores a haunting landscape where things seemed to have evolved, or possibly devolved, into a new strange state.  Artists will include Anne Hardy, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Karin Bos, Nick Laessing, Rebecca Partridge, Peggy Atherton, Larry Achiampong, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Melanie Manchot, and Tim Knowles.  Continues until 18 October 2019

10am – 5pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

A new body of work, exploring a relationship between water, sight and the nature of images.  Continues until 17 August 2019

10am – 5pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Continues until 12 October 2019

10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

10am – 3pm – Morrab Gardens – Morrab Library Summer Fair

Books, photographs and craft works for sale, along with a selection of tasty refreshments.

11am – 1pm – Anthony Richards Office, 10 Market Place, TR18 2JA –   Gwren Ni Kewsel Kernewek! Let’s Speak Cornish! – Free, drop in

Do you fancy speaking a few greetings in Cornish? Fun for all the family – A vynn’ ta kewsel nebes Kernewek?

11am – 4.30pm – Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew St. PZ TR18 2HT – Exhibition, Drawn to Life 2019 – Free Entry

See 21 June entry for details.  Details also at http://www.lifedrawing.me/show

2.30 – 3.30pm – Penlee House – Saturday Family Fun – A free drop in session for families

A free family art and craft activity at Penlee House – be inspired by our current exhibition and make something splendid to take away with you!

4pm & 6pm – Penlee Park Theatre – Flying Tales Children’s Theatre Workshop – One Child £5, Two Children £7, Three children £10, Accompanying Adults FREE.
Flying Tales Drama workshops for youngsters. 

The workshops are designed to encourage stories from play. We may use a Cornish lore, a new-fangled idea or your hidden wild haired family legend as a starting point. We will head off, twiddle with words, keeping pace with fable and stroll them into tales about stuff. There will be movement, possibly mime, maybe a mask and plenty of time.

Parents welcome to watch and grab a drink or ice cream from the bar!

Sunday 23 June

10.30 am – Leaving from St. John’s Hall – Civic Church Parade for the Feast Service at St John’s Church
7.30pm – Penlee Park Theatre – St Stythians Band – Adults £6, Concs £5, Child £4, Family £16

St Stythians Band was formed in 1928.  It soon achieved contest standard and regularly takes part in contests around the country.  Expect to hear some well-known band classics and perhaps, a surprise or two from this award-winning group of musicians!

Monday 24  June

Golowan Pop Up shop/stall – TBC – Please check our website for confirmation of the shop and its location.

10am – 5pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Se 21 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

10 – 11.30am – Penlee House – Baby and Parent Session – Free drop in session

A free drop-in session for babies and their carers. Experience the amazing artworks whilst you and your baby play and explore together.

7.30pm – The Acorn, Penzance – Watery Adventures in Film – Free entry, with donations welcome

Come on a watery adventure of contemporary films, documentaries, brand-new animations, 1920s archive films accompanied by live music, and artist moving image work from the LUX. An eclectic film screening, part of Jubilee Pool Stories’ celebration of Penzance’s beautiful art deco Lido.

8 pm – The Crown, Victoria Square – Crown Sessions – Free Admission

A festival special session of Penzance’s popular acoustic night featuring members of The Golowan Band – magical music in a mellow setting.

Tuesday 25 June

Golowan Pop Up shop/stall – TBC – Please check our website for confirmation of the shop and its location.
10am – 5pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Se 21 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details 

10am – 5pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details

11am – 4.30pm – Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew St. PZ TR18 2HT – Exhibition, Drawn to Life 2019 – Free Entry

See 21 June entry for details.  Details also at http://www.lifedrawing.me/show

1pm – Morrab Library – Cornish Film Makers present Short Films About Cornwall – £4 by donation on the door, price includes refreshments – seating for 40

8 pm – The Exchange – Golowan Concert – Tickets: – £7.50, under 21s £3, on the door

Tim Boulton and Friends in Concert (Details TBC) Delicious one-pot supper available for £6 between 7 and 7.45 pm from the Exchange Cafe

Wednesday 26 June

Golowan Pop Up shop/stall – TBC – Please check our website for confirmation of the shop and its location.
9 – 6pm (closes 4pm on Sun 30 June) – Penzance School of Art, Morrab Road, Penzance – objects of vertu – Penwith College’s Annual Exhibition of Art – Free entry

An exhibition celebrating the diverse creative talent found amongst the students from Penwith College and Penzance School of Art, young and old. All creative media will be represented from watercolour to sculpture, ceramics to graphic design and photography to upcycled art.  The name “objects of vertu” means “a knowledge or love of or taste for fine objects of art”. Within this exhibition you can see samples of work from all of the creative disciplines from A level, Vocational courses, university level courses and part time courses all under one roof.

10am – 5pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Se 21 June entry for details 

10am – 5pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

11am – 4.30pm – Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew St. PZ TR18 2HT – Exhibition, Drawn to Life 2019 – Free Entry

See 21 June entry for details.  Details also at http://www.lifedrawing.me/show

 

2pm – Meet at Humphry Davy Statue, Market Jew Street – Paddling Jackdaw Photo Competition – No charge

A  walking workshop starting at the Humphry Davy Statue. Bring your camera (the one in your phone will be fine).  This year’s walking photo workshop takes on the theme of Golowan Goes Green and we’ll explore some of Penzance’s green spaces looking for great images and answer your camera queries.
There’ll be a prize for the best photo representing Golowan Goes Green. You don’t have to attend the walking workshop to enter – look for details of how to enter on facebook.com/paddlingjackdaw from the beginning of June.

8 pm – The Exchange – Golowan Concert – Tickets: – £7.50, under 21s £3, on the door

Tim Boulton and Friends in Concert (Details TBC) Delicious one-pot supper available for £6 between 7 and 7.45 pm from the Exchange Cafe

8pm – The Acorn, Penzance – Golowan Folk Concert – Tickets £12, members £10 available from the Acorn & www.crbo.co.uk

Rising stars of the national folk scene, the exceptionally talented trio Granny’s Attic, with traditional songs and contemporary tunes. Granny’s Attic will be ably supported by local girl group, the amazing Foxes Fair, with beautiful harmony songs and melodies telling tales of nature, love, death and the joys of drinking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golowan Fun Fair – opens on Wednesday evening  

Come and enjoy all the fun of the funfair!  It’s there to thrill throughout Wednesday to Sunday evening

Thursday 27 June

Golowan Pop Up shop/stall – TBC – Please check our website for confirmation of the shop and its location.
9 – 6pm– Penzance School of Art, Morrab Road, Penzance – objects of vertu – Penwith College’s Annual Exhibition of Art – Free entry

See 26 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Se 21 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

7.30pm – The Acorn – Chris Difford – Tickets £15 from www.crbo.co.uk or the Acorn box office, £17 on the door

Chris Difford is a Grammy-nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 40 years. 

8 pm – The Exchange – Golowan Concert – Tickets: – £7.50, under 21s £3, on the door

Tim Boulton and Friends in Concert.  Delicious one-pot supper available for £6 between 7 and 7.45 pm from the Exchange Cafe

Open from 7.00 pm – The Marquee, St Antony’s car park – Election of the Mock Mayor – Free entry – donations to Golowan welcomed. 

The Mock Mayor of Penzance! The Election for Mock Mayor (The Ancient Competition to elect the Mock Mayor of the Quay) is at 9pm. Come and meet the Candidates, hear their manifestos and cast your vote for what is  possibly the most influential political position in Cornwall!  The candidates really go to town on their outfits and characters – come and join the fun!    All welcome

If you want to stand as a candidate for Mock Mayor get in touch with Golowan using the contact details on page 3.

Check our website and weekend brochure for confirmation of details

Throughout the weekend – St Anthony’s Car Park – Music from the Marquee

A host of music and entertainment in the marquee over the Mazey weekend. Check our website and weekend brochure nearer the time to find out more about the amazing music on offer!

Friday 28 June

Golowan Pop Up shop/stall – TBC – Please check our website for confirmation of the shop and its location.
9 – 6pm – Penzance School of Art, Morrab Road, Penzance – objects of vertu – Penwith College’s Annual Exhibition of Art – Free entry

See 26 June entry for details

10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

10am – 5pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 21 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details 

12 – 5pm – Redwing Gallery – Borderline Literary Fringe Event – £2 on the door

Readings, Performances and Music along the theme of ‘Borderline’.

7pm for 7.30 – Redwing Gallery – Silence of the Lads – Live Music – £5 on the door

Live music with Steve Slimm, Jed Kingsford and Tom Dauncy

7.30pm – Penlee Park Theatre – Lucinda Hawksley – Elizabeth Revealed – Adults £15, Concs £12, Child £6, Family £38

In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Her reign has been an extraordinary era, shaped by inventions and social changes that would have been unthinkable in the 1950s.  Join author and historian Lucinda Hawksley as she discusses her new book Elizabeth Revealed.

8pm – Acorn Theatre – Kakasitsi, Master Drummers from Ghana & Mbilou Bwiti Nganga from Gabon – Tickets £11 in advance from Acorn box office or  www.crbo.co.uk  £13 door, children £8

Kakatsitsi are known for their funky, groovy and trancey style of drumming, designed to move western dance floors and built around the style of lead drummer Samuel ‘Injoly’ Addo. Their singing, led by Adotey Johnson also sets them aside from many other African drumming groups.

9pm – The Lugger – The Prom – Marvellous Mazey Madness

‘The Suspects’ live funk band                                    

10.45pm – 11.10pm Fireworks – Penzance Harbour from Albert Pier Free – donations to Golowan welcome 

Supported by Penzance Town Council.

Saturday 29 June – Mazey Day!

Mazey Day Parades – each one is different! 
  • 10am Golowan Civic Procession – From St John’s Hall via Clarence Street and Causewayhead to the Market House in Market Jew Street where the Mayor and Mock Mayor address the crowds
  • 11am Crowst Parade – From St John’s Hall to the bottom of Market Jew Street and back
  • 1pm Dinner Parade – From St John’s Hall to the bottom of Market Jew Street and back
  • 3pm Crib Parade – From St John’s Hall to the bottom of Market Jew Street and back
  • 4.45pm Men and Maids – Dance the Serpent Dance through the streets of Penzance with the Golowan Band starting from St John’s Hall and ending …….. let’s see where!
Pedestrian/street barriers kindly sponsored by Headland Printers and Humphry Davy School
9 – 6pm– Penzance School of Art, Morrab Road, Penzance – objects of vertu – Penwith College’s Annual Exhibition of Art – Free entry

See 26 June entry for details.

10am – 5pm Festival Square Folk Stage
10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

10am – 5pm – The Exchange, Penzance – The Makers’ Market – Free Entry

Celebrating local and regional makers, we bring you a choice selection of work in ceramics, jewellery, textile, print and more.  Enjoy the day and find your treasure!

10am – 5pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Se 21 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10.30am – 4.30pm – Redwing Gallery – Away with Words – Free Admission

An exhibition by 6 artists and a writer, entitled ‘Away With Words’ (as in carried away/inspired by words).

The work in this exhibition has been newly created, and inspired by poetry, to tie in with the release of A.C.Miles Smith new poetry book.  Runs until 5 July.   Insert Lisa Williams image

10.30am – 4.30pm – Redwing Gallery – Mazey Bazaar – Free admission

Tables of goodies inside and out. Crafts, books, bric-a-brac. Plant-based refreshments available.  Stallholders may reserve a space for £5 by contacting admin@redwinggallery.co.uk or 01736 448402

11 am – 4 pm – Morrab Gardens – Children’s activities and entertainment

Visit the gardens where children can take part in activities with the Travellerspace PlayBus and Swamp Circus. Sit on the grass and take some refreshments whilst being entertained from the bandstand, featuring a host of entertainment. Check out the Friends of Morrab Gardens stalls where you can buy plants, bric-a-brac and raffle tickets to support the group. insert Morrab Gardens pic, credit Tony Mills

Morrab Gardens event generously supported by HeadStart Kernow

Chapel Street Methodist Church – Events in the Forecourt

11.15am to 12 noon –  Details TBC

The Dock Inn, Quay Street – Beer Festival (Real Ales & Cider) Live Music

1pm Devil’s Creek, 4pm Blues Brothers, 8pm Rudi’s Message

12 noon – 12 midnight – The Lugger – The Prom – Marvellous Mazey Madness

‘Sir Vinyl’ DJ mash up

Sunday 30 June – Quay Fair Day

9 – 4pm – Penzance School of Art, Morrab Road, Penzance – objects of vertu – Penwith College’s Annual Exhibition of Art – Free entry

See 26 June entry for details

10am – 5pm Festival Square Folk Stage
12 noon until late – The Lugger – The Prom – Marvellous Mazey Madness

Carly & The Alternatives, Broken Down and Steve Young DJ ASY Entertainments

Wherrytown Skatepark – Golowan Youth Space – Free – Details TBC