Join our Panto Costume Life Drawing Meet Up

Connect with likeminded quieteers over a lighthearted sketching session led by Swashbuckling Cornwall at the Poly in Falmouth on Saturday 2nd December 2023 11.00am to 1.00pm.

This Pop Up Meet Up is designed to help you enjoy something you might not normally do with likeminded people in a calm and gentle way that feels authentic to your true quiet self. Suitable for complete beginners, it’s a safe space for you to have a go at something fun and perhaps gently stretch your comfort zone as part of a community of quieteers who truly get you.

We can’t wait to welcome you.

Your Meet Up leader

Hi, I’m Alistair

I’ll be leading this Pop Up Meet Up. I’m here to greet you just inside The Poly entrance at 10:50 and guide you through the event, as well as answer any questions or concerns that you might have.

I, too, identify as a quiet person. I used to struggle to fit in and felt like there was something wrong with me. My quietness often seemed to be an issue and I used to spend my day trying to hide and avoid being in the spotlight. But realising that I’m a highly sensitive introvert was life-changing for me - I finally saw that I wasn’t alone and there was nothing wrong with me; I had genuine reasons for some of my choices and behaviours. Joining an Introvert Meet Up group helped me to meet other introverts who also felt the same way. Now I’m passionate about helping people embrace their introversion and to feel quietly confident through connecting with like-minded quieteers, and I would love to have you join me at a Meet Up so you can do just that.

What to expect

It's okay if you're not 'good' at drawing

We'll be quietly and playfully sketching (fully clothed!) models, posing in costumes inspired by Tolkien’s middle earth fantasy world. This is an untutored session suitable for all ranges of abilities (and we are always a mixed ability group ourselves!). Poses by the models will last for between 1 minute and 15 minutes, so it's all about letting go of perfectionism and having a go.

You can bring along your own choice of materials

– pen, paper, oils, inks or even an iPad. Al will have some materials if you need them.

A relaxed, welcoming environment

We’ve chosen this event because we've been before - and we know it’s a very calm and informal space and at no point will we be put 'in the spotlight' here.

A community of understanding

Our gentle-natured group leaders and the quieteers attending our Meet Ups are likely to share similar feelings and experiences with you. So here you can connect with people who truly get you - and feel part of a supportive, welcoming community as we explore something new together.

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and food...

You can purchase hot drinks and food before the session begins or in the break, but you might also like to bring snacks or drinks of your own to avoid queuing.

Where to find us

Falmouth Poly

24 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3EG

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Getting here

  • By car: The closest car parks are Custom House Quay Car Park, Church Street, TR11 3JT & Well Lane Car Park, Ortschaft, New St, TR11 3HX
  • By train: Falmouth Town Station is an 8 minute walk (0.4 Miles)
  • By bus: There is a circular bus route around Falmouth (366 & 367 services) run by OTS. Plan your route here.

If you would like any more detailed information about getting to our Meet Up we’d be very happy to send this to you in an email. Just contact Al on

How to Join In...

  1. You must buy your own ticket from The Poly using this link.
  2. Then, please let us know you'll be joining us using this form, so that we know to expect you.


Tickets are £7 per person

*Note: If you cannot afford the ticket from The Poly, we can help, please complete the form on this page and select the option to request we purchase your ticket.

See you on Saturday 2nd December at 10.50am.