Cornish homeless charity St Petroc's Society will hold a special fundraising screening of a classic film which remains resonant more than 20 years after it was first shown.

The charity will be showing Cathy Come Home, Ken Loach’s acclaimed 1966 drama showing a young woman's descent into poverty and homelessness, at The Poly in Falmouth on Wednesday, November 29.

After the showing there will be an open discussion with representatives from St Petroc’s and other special guests, giving people the chance to talk about issues of homelessness raised in the film and explore solutions for the future.

The landmark BBC production tells the story of a mother’s slide into poverty, debt and homelessness, and the Falmouth showing is one of a series of events for the St Petroc’s campaign to end street homelessness in Cornwall.

Tickets cost £10, with a portion of sales being donated to the St Petroc’s Society, and are available through The Poly website at or by phone on 01326 319461.