Bliss Presents Samhain

To celebrate the season’s turning, BLISS curates a dark and psychedelic evening of music, performance and film.

Marking our descent into the dark half of the year, Samhain (pronounced Sah-win) is a festival of Celtic origin. It loosely corresponds to Halloween and All Souls Night and the urge, or psychic necessity, to remember and rouse the dead.

Cornwall legends, Zetan Spore, will headline the festivities with their live blend of high-powered psytrance. New Noveta, known for their immersive and unnerving performances often using bamboo and fish guts, will present a new piece in collaboration with musician Vindicatrix. Hazzari, a collaboration between London-based Mark Harwood (Penultimate Press, Café Oto) and fellow noise musician Lia Mazzari, have created site-specific work using industrial fans, a cello and a harmonium. Glasgow’s DJ Frog Princess will play music to rouse the spirits of the earth and improv band Essene will play jazz accompanied by video projections. Penzance-based Raffidy Dumitz Band will process through the building prior to their annual All Hallows duties as the pagan moot band in Penwith. A selection of hallucinogenic queer pagan films from the LUX Artists’ Moving Image Agency touring programme THIS IS NOW, curated by the BFI’s Will Fowler, will punctuate the evening. Dominic Bailey of CAST Café will host an elegant black-themed bar and offer a Dark Supper for £6.

BLISS is artists Lucy Stein and Simon Bayliss. Stein and Bayliss also work independently as artists and are based in St Just and St Ives, Cornwall.

To book contact Cornish Riveriera Box Office on 01726 879500 or visit

The public programme at CAST is supported by Arts Council England, as part of the Groundwork programme 2016-18, which has been awarded Ambition for Excellence funding. Ambition for Excellence is a new programme aimed at stimulating and supporting ambition, talent and excellence across the arts sector in England. The fund aims to have significant impact on the growth of an ambitious international-facing arts infrastructure, especially outside London.

Saturday 29 October 2016 4pm - 11pm Tickets: £8 in advance, £10 on the door