A South American themed evening of live Venezuelan music, film and food is being hosted by Penryn Picture House next Thursday.

The three part event consists of music from Juan Graterol y su Conjunto Gozón, food by Shellfish Pig and a screening of Wim Wenders, the award-winning documentary about the reforming of Buena Vista Social Club, by Ry Cooder.

Food orders for either slow cooked sticky pork ribs or Cajun roasted vegetable kebabs can be placed before the event, to be eaten while listening to Juan and his band playing the Cuatro Venezolano and singing folkloric songs, which Juan learned from his grandmother in Caracas.

The film screening follows, documenting how Ry Cooder, a long-time friend of Wenders, brought together the ensemble of legendary Cuban musicians who formed the Buena Vista Social Club to record an album and perform with a full line-up in Amsterdam for two nights in April 1998, and in New York City in July 1998.

The documentary shows the band's reaction to the restriction of travelling from Cuba to the United States due to the political tension between the two countries, as well as footage of the resulting sell-out concert, and interviews with each of the main performers.

The South American themed evening will be at Temperance Hall, Penryn, on Thursday, April 14 from 7pm.

Tickets are available online at www.crbo.co.uk.

Juan's band will also be playing at Number 20, Penryn, immediately after the event.