4 May 2024 – 2 Nov 2024

Regular hours

10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00

Cost of entry

Entry Fee required

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The Exchange

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses stop in the centre of Penzance.
  • The Exchange is a five-minute walk from the train and bus stations
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A new feature film by Melanie Manchot. A hybrid narrative fiction/documentary structured as a film-within-a-film, STEPHEN is presented in galleries as a multi-channel video installation.


The film’s cinema release in April 2024 will be followed by a nationwide tour of the installation across five venues in the UK, launching at The Exchange on 4 May 2024.

Melanie Manchot’s film and installation bring together a small cast of professional actors with 20 participants from a Liverpool addiction recovery centre, including the lead actor Stephen Giddings. The art gallery presentations include an installation of multiple CRT televisions introducing the characters, and the people who play them, through a series of monologues and auditions, before entering the cinematic screening of STEPHEN, with a 78-minute running time.

Screenings will be timed throughout the day, though you may enter the film at any point, if you wish. Families should be aware that the film has a cinema 15 rating. Look out for information about children’s activities during school holidays.

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