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AAT Induction and Open Evening

We will be holding an AAT Induction and Open Evening on Monday 7thSeptember 2015 at 6.00pm.  This is to be held at Truro College in the Fal Lecture Theatre (room F112) and this will be an opportunity for learners to meet and speak to members of staff teaching on the programme, fellow students and also to local AAT members.

Objectives of the session will be:

  • Benefits of being an AAT student member and having full membership
  • Advice on the content of the AAT programme delivered by Truro & Penwith College
  • Assessment of students wishing to join at Level 3 without having attained the AAT Level 2 qualification
  • AAT Apprenticeship opportunities
  • College enrolment
  • Enrolment as an AAT student member.
  • Prize draw for attendees

25th September

Modou N’Diaye Cissokho and The Golden Kora Band – Friday 25th September

Friday 25 September, 2015 at 7.30pm

Modou N’Diaye Cissokho and The Golden Kora Band


Mylor Theatre, Truro and Penwith College

Tickets £8 Adults £6 concessions £22 family ticket Tickets from 01736 879500, Tourist Information Centres and Truro College shop

Master drummer and kora player Modou N’Diaye Cissokho is a member of the internationally renowned Cissokho family of griot musicians from the Casamance region of Southern Senegal. As a virtuoso drummer and percussionist with a superb repertoire of rhythms, he plays a variety of instruments ranging from djembe, sabar and talking drum to his leading instrument, the 22 string kora (West African harp) which he will be focussing on for this concert with The Golden Kora Band. Modou N’Diaye Cissokho is standing in for his uncle, Sadio Cissokho, who is unfortunately unable to travel due to ill health.

Before the time of pen and paper in West Africa, it was the role of the Cissokho Griot family to preserve the region’s history by passing on stories of creation and culture through song. Entrusted by the Royal Mandingue Empire as advisers since the 14th century, Modou’s family are still notorious for producing the most highly -skilled musicians in Senegal’s southern region.

These traditional influences continue to inspire his music today whilst allowing him to collaborate with modern ensembles of electric bass and drum kit producing the updated Senegalese sound.

Returning for their third European tour this decade the 4-strong group are now set to bring their native dance styles of mbalax, diambadong and eekon kon back to Europe in the autumn of 2015.

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Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards – Friday 9th October

Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards – 9 October 2015 at 7pm

Gannel Building, Truro College


Truro and Penwith College is hosting the inaugural Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards in association with GetMyFirstJob on 9th October 2015 in the Gannel Building at Truro College. The event will be celebrated in the local media with our media partners Devon and Cornwall Media.

The Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards event is a celebration of individual and business achievement within the Cornish business community. This prestigious event will showcase amazing talent and energy, contributing to the current and future strength of our local companies.

Dinner will be prepared by Head Chef Stephane Delourme of Rick & Jill Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and chefs from the Stein’s Academy.

Anyone can nominate and it is completely free to do so. Nominations are welcome for businesses and apprentices at all levels and all age groups across Cornwall, provided they are currently on an apprenticeship programme or have completed an Apprenticeship within the last 12 months. Nominations are being accepted now and will close at 17:00 on 16th September 2015. The event will include a black tie dinner, entertainment and awards ceremony

For more information about the awards and to buy tickets and nominate click the link below:

9th October

Jo Harman and Company – Friday 9th October

Friday 9 October, 2015 at 7.30pm

Mylor Theatre, Truro College

Tickets £10 in advance £13 on door (no concessions)

Tickets from 01736 879500, Tourist Information Centres and Truro College shop

(Ticket booking link)

British Blues Awards ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ 2014, Jo Harman, who has recently been announced as one of the headliners at BluesFest at the O2 in November comes to Truro for her first and only Cornwall date.

Jo’s 2013 debut album ‘Dirt on my Tongue’ received remarkable critical acclaim making several of ‘best of’ lists and awards, internationally. She subsequently signed to V2 (stable mates include Adele, Mumford and Sons, Queens of the Stone Age etc.,) in Europe.

Jo is widely regarded as Europe’s foremost female blues/soul/roots artist and has an international touring schedule that reflects the fact. Her show is a compelling mix of heartfelt originals and her take of well-known classics, covering a broad range of soulful, bluesy material that will, by turns, pull at your heartstrings and rock your world.

“Sometimes you hear a singer that leaves you speechless…I am”, Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2

“Britain’s best female soul blues voice”, The Daily Mirror

“What a voice!” Classic Rock

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Seating capacity: 150

23rd October

HE Graduation – Friday 23rd October

HE Graduation at Truro Cathedral – 23rd October 2015


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