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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

  • Penzance

    Golowan Festival - Penzance

    Golowan Festival

    What’s it all about?

    In the late 1800s, Golowan was one of the last surviving midsummer festivals practiced in Cornwall. Traditionally, blazing tar barrels were paraded around the town’s streets and bonfires were lit on the surrounding hills which could be seen all around Mounts Bay and beyond. In the 1890s the authorities in Penzance outlawed the festival due to the increasing fire risk and the centuries’ old festival died out. Revived in 1991, The Golowan Festival has today become the most colourful community festival in the South West, blending Cornish tradition with contemporary imagery and ritual.

    What happens?

    The festival brings the past and present together in a community celebration of the traditional midsummer Feast of St John. The festival has a packed programme of artists in celebration of music, performing arts and theatre. Events include a fireworks display on the prom, Mazey Day, spectacular parades through the streets and a host of street entertainment.

    Music

    There's music in the streets, music in the pubs, music in the marquee and other venues around the town.

    How can you take part?

    The festival is one big spectacle and to say there is a lot to see and do is probably an understatement. Listen to traditional music played by the Golowan Band, don’t miss Penglaz, the Penzance ‘Obby ‘Oss that makes an appearance on St John’s Eve and you can take part in the Serpent Dances when everyone joins hands and snakes through the streets. There’s also the Quay Fair where you’ll find stalls selling local food, arts and crafts, the fun Mock Mayor Elections and the Summer Fire celebrations featuring a spectacular firework display. One of the highlights of the festival is Mazey Day (29 June 2019) when the streets of Penzance are decorated with greenery and locals and school children dressed in colourful costumes process around the town carrying spectacular sculptures based on local themes including giant fish, ships and pirates.

    01736 369686

    Golowan Festival
    Town Centre
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4EF

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Mevagissey

    Feast Week - Mevagissey

    Mevagissey Feast Week

    What’s it all about?

    This wonderful festival thought to be the longest surviving in Cornwall, owes its success to the blend of traditional and contemporary events which brings the whole community together and welcomes hundreds of visitors to share in its unique celebrations.

    What happens?

    The weeklong event features exhibitions, demonstrations, live music and lots of fish dishes to eat. Along with choirs and bands, flora dances, children’s entertainment and competitions, plus colourful parades, boat and raft races, a fete and a huge firework display.

    How can you take part?

    From early afternoon every day there is a programme of events you can take part in. There’s crab catching on the harbour, a pavement artist competition and a children’s tea for the kids, you can watch fishing boat races on the water,  dance along the street in the traditional flora dance, swing your partner at the ceilidh or simply find a seat and enjoy listening to the many choirs and bands that perform during the week. The festival ends with a colourful carnival parading through Mevagissey’s ancient streets and a spectacular firework display from the outer harbour. Most of the festival events are free of charge.

    Mevagissey Feast Week
    Venues in the town
    Mevagissey
    Cornwall
    PL26 6UB

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Miracle Thearte

    A Perfect World - Miracle Thearte

    Miracle Theatre: ‘A Perfect World’ (Falmouth)

    A feisty young woman embarks on a voyage into a ‘Boy’s Own’ world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action-packed adventure.

    Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled. 

    Is this tranquil place the best of all possible worlds? Or is it all too good to be true? 

    With a reputation for inventive, funny and approachable theatre, Miracle celebrates its 40th year with a brand new comic escapade for all ages.

    Gather your friends and family and take a journey to the end of the earth - and beyond - with Cornwall’s award winning Miracle theatre this summer! 
    Written & Directed by Bill Scott with original music by Tom Adams 

    Tues 25th 7.30pm
    Weds 26th 2pm & 7.30pm

    Princess Pavilion
    Falmouth
    TR11 4AR

    Tickets: 01326 211222 Click HERE


     

  • Cornwall Gold

    30th Birthday, FREE CAKE through June - Cornwall Gold

    Celebrate our birthday with us!

    Enjoy a FREE slice of birthday cake this June with every purchase*

    We are celebrating our 30th birthday this June 2019.

    *Terms and conditions: Valid on each transaction between 1 - 30 June 2019 in Cornwall Gold or Cornwall Pearl. 1 per transaction.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • Penzance

    Golowan Festival - Penzance

    Golowan Festival

    What’s it all about?

    In the late 1800s, Golowan was one of the last surviving midsummer festivals practiced in Cornwall. Traditionally, blazing tar barrels were paraded around the town’s streets and bonfires were lit on the surrounding hills which could be seen all around Mounts Bay and beyond. In the 1890s the authorities in Penzance outlawed the festival due to the increasing fire risk and the centuries’ old festival died out. Revived in 1991, The Golowan Festival has today become the most colourful community festival in the South West, blending Cornish tradition with contemporary imagery and ritual.

    What happens?

    The festival brings the past and present together in a community celebration of the traditional midsummer Feast of St John. The festival has a packed programme of artists in celebration of music, performing arts and theatre. Events include a fireworks display on the prom, Mazey Day, spectacular parades through the streets and a host of street entertainment.

    Music

    There's music in the streets, music in the pubs, music in the marquee and other venues around the town.

    How can you take part?

    The festival is one big spectacle and to say there is a lot to see and do is probably an understatement. Listen to traditional music played by the Golowan Band, don’t miss Penglaz, the Penzance ‘Obby ‘Oss that makes an appearance on St John’s Eve and you can take part in the Serpent Dances when everyone joins hands and snakes through the streets. There’s also the Quay Fair where you’ll find stalls selling local food, arts and crafts, the fun Mock Mayor Elections and the Summer Fire celebrations featuring a spectacular firework display. One of the highlights of the festival is Mazey Day (29 June 2019) when the streets of Penzance are decorated with greenery and locals and school children dressed in colourful costumes process around the town carrying spectacular sculptures based on local themes including giant fish, ships and pirates.

    01736 369686

    Golowan Festival
    Town Centre
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4EF

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Mevagissey

    Feast Week - Mevagissey

    Mevagissey Feast Week

    What’s it all about?

    This wonderful festival thought to be the longest surviving in Cornwall, owes its success to the blend of traditional and contemporary events which brings the whole community together and welcomes hundreds of visitors to share in its unique celebrations.

    What happens?

    The weeklong event features exhibitions, demonstrations, live music and lots of fish dishes to eat. Along with choirs and bands, flora dances, children’s entertainment and competitions, plus colourful parades, boat and raft races, a fete and a huge firework display.

    How can you take part?

    From early afternoon every day there is a programme of events you can take part in. There’s crab catching on the harbour, a pavement artist competition and a children’s tea for the kids, you can watch fishing boat races on the water,  dance along the street in the traditional flora dance, swing your partner at the ceilidh or simply find a seat and enjoy listening to the many choirs and bands that perform during the week. The festival ends with a colourful carnival parading through Mevagissey’s ancient streets and a spectacular firework display from the outer harbour. Most of the festival events are free of charge.

    Mevagissey Feast Week
    Venues in the town
    Mevagissey
    Cornwall
    PL26 6UB

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Miracle Thearte

    A Perfect World - Miracle Thearte

    Miracle Theatre: ‘A Perfect World’ (Nr Redruth)

    A feisty young woman embarks on a voyage into a ‘Boy’s Own’ world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action-packed adventure.

    Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled. 

    Is this tranquil place the best of all possible worlds? Or is it all too good to be true? 

    With a reputation for inventive, funny and approachable theatre, Miracle celebrates its 40th year with a brand new comic escapade for all ages.

    Gather your friends and family and take a journey to the end of the earth - and beyond - with Cornwall’s award winning Miracle theatre this summer! 
    Written & Directed by Bill Scott with original music by Tom Adams 

    7pm

    Scorrier House
    Nr Redruth
    TR16 5AU

    Tickets: 01736 810181 Click HERE


     

  • Cornwall Gold

    30th Birthday, FREE CAKE through June - Cornwall Gold

    Celebrate our birthday with us!

    Enjoy a FREE slice of birthday cake this June with every purchase*

    We are celebrating our 30th birthday this June 2019.

    *Terms and conditions: Valid on each transaction between 1 - 30 June 2019 in Cornwall Gold or Cornwall Pearl. 1 per transaction.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Friday, June 28, 2019

  • Penzance

    Golowan Festival - Penzance

    Golowan Festival

    What’s it all about?

    In the late 1800s, Golowan was one of the last surviving midsummer festivals practiced in Cornwall. Traditionally, blazing tar barrels were paraded around the town’s streets and bonfires were lit on the surrounding hills which could be seen all around Mounts Bay and beyond. In the 1890s the authorities in Penzance outlawed the festival due to the increasing fire risk and the centuries’ old festival died out. Revived in 1991, The Golowan Festival has today become the most colourful community festival in the South West, blending Cornish tradition with contemporary imagery and ritual.

    What happens?

    The festival brings the past and present together in a community celebration of the traditional midsummer Feast of St John. The festival has a packed programme of artists in celebration of music, performing arts and theatre. Events include a fireworks display on the prom, Mazey Day, spectacular parades through the streets and a host of street entertainment.

    Music

    There's music in the streets, music in the pubs, music in the marquee and other venues around the town.

    How can you take part?

    The festival is one big spectacle and to say there is a lot to see and do is probably an understatement. Listen to traditional music played by the Golowan Band, don’t miss Penglaz, the Penzance ‘Obby ‘Oss that makes an appearance on St John’s Eve and you can take part in the Serpent Dances when everyone joins hands and snakes through the streets. There’s also the Quay Fair where you’ll find stalls selling local food, arts and crafts, the fun Mock Mayor Elections and the Summer Fire celebrations featuring a spectacular firework display. One of the highlights of the festival is Mazey Day (29 June 2019) when the streets of Penzance are decorated with greenery and locals and school children dressed in colourful costumes process around the town carrying spectacular sculptures based on local themes including giant fish, ships and pirates.

    01736 369686

    Golowan Festival
    Town Centre
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4EF

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Mevagissey

    Feast Week - Mevagissey

    Mevagissey Feast Week

    What’s it all about?

    This wonderful festival thought to be the longest surviving in Cornwall, owes its success to the blend of traditional and contemporary events which brings the whole community together and welcomes hundreds of visitors to share in its unique celebrations.

    What happens?

    The weeklong event features exhibitions, demonstrations, live music and lots of fish dishes to eat. Along with choirs and bands, flora dances, children’s entertainment and competitions, plus colourful parades, boat and raft races, a fete and a huge firework display.

    How can you take part?

    From early afternoon every day there is a programme of events you can take part in. There’s crab catching on the harbour, a pavement artist competition and a children’s tea for the kids, you can watch fishing boat races on the water,  dance along the street in the traditional flora dance, swing your partner at the ceilidh or simply find a seat and enjoy listening to the many choirs and bands that perform during the week. The festival ends with a colourful carnival parading through Mevagissey’s ancient streets and a spectacular firework display from the outer harbour. Most of the festival events are free of charge.

    Mevagissey Feast Week
    Venues in the town
    Mevagissey
    Cornwall
    PL26 6UB

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Cornwall Gold

    30th Birthday, FREE CAKE through June - Cornwall Gold

    Celebrate our birthday with us!

    Enjoy a FREE slice of birthday cake this June with every purchase*

    We are celebrating our 30th birthday this June 2019.

    *Terms and conditions: Valid on each transaction between 1 - 30 June 2019 in Cornwall Gold or Cornwall Pearl. 1 per transaction.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

  • Newquay

    Rock 2 Rock - Lets Rock - Newquay

    Sunset Beach Run, Live Music and Fireworks

    Watergate Bay, Newquay

    07811 397144

    Visit WEBSITE

    Join thousands of runners at sunset on one of Cornwall’s most famous beaches for sunset beach runs, live music and fireworks!

    Based at Watergate Bay Rock 2 Rock, Lets Rock, is a combination of beach music festival and sunset beach run finishing with fireworks. We want to encourage all ages and abilities to get active on the beach so we have a 2k or 5k run available, or you can run both.

    Before the run we have some amazing music artists performing and once the sunset run is complete, we have an amazing 9 piece band performing, finishing with a fantastic fireworks display!

    With a great medal on offer and food vendors to purchase food, come along to this family event and enjoy a great evening!

    For more information please visit https://rock2rockletsrock.co.uk/ or find us on Facebook @rock2rockletsrock, Twitter @Rock2RockLetsR1, and Instagram: rock2rockletsrock.

    Ticket Prices
    Adult Running and Arena Pass – £25
    Adult Arena Pass – £15
    Junior (under 16) Running and Arena Pass – £18
    Junior (under 16) Arena Pass – £10
    Joint Adult and Junior Running and Arena Pass – £43 (Applicable for runners under 8yrs that must be accompanied by an adult).

    Running and Arena Pass:
    This will allow you to either run the 2k, 5k or both all for one price – You can decide the distance/s you run on the day. It will also give you unlimited access to the arena and main stage where you can grab some food, watch the artists, bands and fireworks.

    Arena Pass:
    The Arena Pass will allow you access to the arena and main stage where you can soak up the atmosphere, the best seat on the beach to watch the artists, bands and fireworks or grab a bite to eat. This ticket/pass does not entitle you to take part in the any of the beach runs.

    Open 6pm

    6pm DJ

    6:30pm Rujiero – He rips in the ocean and on the stage! Picture Jack Johnson mixed with Bob Marley! Fresh from performing alongside Internationally acclaimed Grammy Award Winning Artist MISHKA. Rujiero has clocked up significant radio airtime across the UK and America. Between UK festivals Rujerio will strip out of his wetsuit to kick things off for us with his laid back reggae beach vibe.

    7.15pm Warm Up Toby Giles

    7.30pm Start 2k Beach Race

    7:40pm Lee Rasdall-Dove – Billed as the next big rising talent in the UK, BBC Introducing artist Lee Rasdall-Dove is a singer/songwriter from the South coast town of Bournemouth, UK. Lee writes in a large range of genres from Indie Folk to Reggae and Pop. Lee’s calibre has caught the attention of top level producers such as Jon Jacobs (Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton) as well as dazzling audiences at the UK songwriting contest in both 2014 and 2016. Lee has recently returned from his UK tour and we are immencely pround to be featuring Lee in our line up! Enjoy this amazing artist, he will blow you away!

    8:15pm Warm Up Toby Giles

    8:30pm Start 5k Beach Race

    8.40pm Band to be announced…watch this space!

    9.15pm 9 piece band TBC

    10:15pm Fireworks with music

    10.25pm - 10.50pm 9 piece band TBC

    11pm Event Finish


     

  • Penzance

    Golowan Festival - Penzance

    Golowan Festival

    What’s it all about?

    In the late 1800s, Golowan was one of the last surviving midsummer festivals practiced in Cornwall. Traditionally, blazing tar barrels were paraded around the town’s streets and bonfires were lit on the surrounding hills which could be seen all around Mounts Bay and beyond. In the 1890s the authorities in Penzance outlawed the festival due to the increasing fire risk and the centuries’ old festival died out. Revived in 1991, The Golowan Festival has today become the most colourful community festival in the South West, blending Cornish tradition with contemporary imagery and ritual.

    What happens?

    The festival brings the past and present together in a community celebration of the traditional midsummer Feast of St John. The festival has a packed programme of artists in celebration of music, performing arts and theatre. Events include a fireworks display on the prom, Mazey Day, spectacular parades through the streets and a host of street entertainment.

    Music

    There's music in the streets, music in the pubs, music in the marquee and other venues around the town.

    How can you take part?

    The festival is one big spectacle and to say there is a lot to see and do is probably an understatement. Listen to traditional music played by the Golowan Band, don’t miss Penglaz, the Penzance ‘Obby ‘Oss that makes an appearance on St John’s Eve and you can take part in the Serpent Dances when everyone joins hands and snakes through the streets. There’s also the Quay Fair where you’ll find stalls selling local food, arts and crafts, the fun Mock Mayor Elections and the Summer Fire celebrations featuring a spectacular firework display. One of the highlights of the festival is Mazey Day (29 June 2019) when the streets of Penzance are decorated with greenery and locals and school children dressed in colourful costumes process around the town carrying spectacular sculptures based on local themes including giant fish, ships and pirates.

    01736 369686

    Golowan Festival
    Town Centre
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4EF

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Mevagissey

    Feast Week - Mevagissey

    Mevagissey Feast Week

    What’s it all about?

    This wonderful festival thought to be the longest surviving in Cornwall, owes its success to the blend of traditional and contemporary events which brings the whole community together and welcomes hundreds of visitors to share in its unique celebrations.

    What happens?

    The weeklong event features exhibitions, demonstrations, live music and lots of fish dishes to eat. Along with choirs and bands, flora dances, children’s entertainment and competitions, plus colourful parades, boat and raft races, a fete and a huge firework display.

    How can you take part?

    From early afternoon every day there is a programme of events you can take part in. There’s crab catching on the harbour, a pavement artist competition and a children’s tea for the kids, you can watch fishing boat races on the water,  dance along the street in the traditional flora dance, swing your partner at the ceilidh or simply find a seat and enjoy listening to the many choirs and bands that perform during the week. The festival ends with a colourful carnival parading through Mevagissey’s ancient streets and a spectacular firework display from the outer harbour. Most of the festival events are free of charge.

    Mevagissey Feast Week
    Venues in the town
    Mevagissey
    Cornwall
    PL26 6UB

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Cornwall Gold

    30th Birthday, FREE CAKE through June - Cornwall Gold

    Celebrate our birthday with us!

    Enjoy a FREE slice of birthday cake this June with every purchase*

    We are celebrating our 30th birthday this June 2019.

    *Terms and conditions: Valid on each transaction between 1 - 30 June 2019 in Cornwall Gold or Cornwall Pearl. 1 per transaction.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

  • Penzance

    Golowan Festival - Penzance

    Golowan Festival

    What’s it all about?

    In the late 1800s, Golowan was one of the last surviving midsummer festivals practiced in Cornwall. Traditionally, blazing tar barrels were paraded around the town’s streets and bonfires were lit on the surrounding hills which could be seen all around Mounts Bay and beyond. In the 1890s the authorities in Penzance outlawed the festival due to the increasing fire risk and the centuries’ old festival died out. Revived in 1991, The Golowan Festival has today become the most colourful community festival in the South West, blending Cornish tradition with contemporary imagery and ritual.

    What happens?

    The festival brings the past and present together in a community celebration of the traditional midsummer Feast of St John. The festival has a packed programme of artists in celebration of music, performing arts and theatre. Events include a fireworks display on the prom, Mazey Day, spectacular parades through the streets and a host of street entertainment.

    Music

    There's music in the streets, music in the pubs, music in the marquee and other venues around the town.

    How can you take part?

    The festival is one big spectacle and to say there is a lot to see and do is probably an understatement. Listen to traditional music played by the Golowan Band, don’t miss Penglaz, the Penzance ‘Obby ‘Oss that makes an appearance on St John’s Eve and you can take part in the Serpent Dances when everyone joins hands and snakes through the streets. There’s also the Quay Fair where you’ll find stalls selling local food, arts and crafts, the fun Mock Mayor Elections and the Summer Fire celebrations featuring a spectacular firework display. One of the highlights of the festival is Mazey Day (29 June 2019) when the streets of Penzance are decorated with greenery and locals and school children dressed in colourful costumes process around the town carrying spectacular sculptures based on local themes including giant fish, ships and pirates.

    01736 369686

    Golowan Festival
    Town Centre
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4EF

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Cornwall Gold

    30th Birthday, FREE CAKE through June - Cornwall Gold

    Celebrate our birthday with us!

    Enjoy a FREE slice of birthday cake this June with every purchase*

    We are celebrating our 30th birthday this June 2019.

    *Terms and conditions: Valid on each transaction between 1 - 30 June 2019 in Cornwall Gold or Cornwall Pearl. 1 per transaction.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Monday, July 01, 2019

  • Miracle Thearte

    A Perfect World - Miracle Thearte

    Miracle Theatre: ‘A Perfect World’ (Minack Theatre)

    A feisty young woman embarks on a voyage into a ‘Boy’s Own’ world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action-packed adventure.

    Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled. 

    Is this tranquil place the best of all possible worlds? Or is it all too good to be true? 

    With a reputation for inventive, funny and approachable theatre, Miracle celebrates its 40th year with a brand new comic escapade for all ages.

    Gather your friends and family and take a journey to the end of the earth - and beyond - with Cornwall’s award winning Miracle theatre this summer! 
    Written & Directed by Bill Scott with original music by Tom Adams 

    Monday 1st – Friday 5th 8pm   
    + 2pm matinee Tuesday 2nd & Thursday 4th 

    Minack Theatre
    Porthcurno
    TR19 6JU

    Tickets: 01736 810181 Click HERE


     

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

  • Miracle Thearte

    A Perfect World - Miracle Thearte

    Miracle Theatre: ‘A Perfect World’ (Minack Theatre)

    A feisty young woman embarks on a voyage into a ‘Boy’s Own’ world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action-packed adventure.

    Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled. 

    Is this tranquil place the best of all possible worlds? Or is it all too good to be true? 

    With a reputation for inventive, funny and approachable theatre, Miracle celebrates its 40th year with a brand new comic escapade for all ages.

    Gather your friends and family and take a journey to the end of the earth - and beyond - with Cornwall’s award winning Miracle theatre this summer! 
    Written & Directed by Bill Scott with original music by Tom Adams 

    Monday 1st – Friday 5th 8pm   
    + 2pm matinee Tuesday 2nd & Thursday 4th 

    Minack Theatre
    Porthcurno
    TR19 6JU

    Tickets: 01736 810181 Click HERE


     

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

  • Penzance

    Literary Festival - Penzance

    The Penzance Literary Festival is a festival for everyone who enjoys words

    For up to date information about the event visit their WEBSITE.

    What's it all about?

    The Penzance Literary Festival is a festival for everyone who enjoys words – the written word, the spoken word, the recited word and the sung word too.

    Penzance Literary Festival began life in 2010 as a minor gathering on the fringes of a craft fair, but has expanded rapidly into a significant and diverse celebration of books, reading and writing, with music, theatre and performance poetry added to the mix. While it quickly began to attract big-name authors, the organisers made a decision at an early stage that the growing festival would always remain rooted in the local community.

    What happens?

    The four-day festival, run in a Cornish seaside town,has grown to become a major event in the West Country literary calendar.

    How can you take part?

    This year the Penzance Litfest (3-6 July) marks its ninth edition with a distinctive and enticing line-up that underlines the town's growing reputation as a top holiday destination and a centre for the arts.

    01726 879500

    Penzance Literary Festival
    Venues in the centre of the town
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4AJ

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Miracle Thearte

    A Perfect World - Miracle Thearte

    Miracle Theatre: ‘A Perfect World’ (Minack Theatre)

    A feisty young woman embarks on a voyage into a ‘Boy’s Own’ world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action-packed adventure.

    Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled. 

    Is this tranquil place the best of all possible worlds? Or is it all too good to be true? 

    With a reputation for inventive, funny and approachable theatre, Miracle celebrates its 40th year with a brand new comic escapade for all ages.

    Gather your friends and family and take a journey to the end of the earth - and beyond - with Cornwall’s award winning Miracle theatre this summer! 
    Written & Directed by Bill Scott with original music by Tom Adams 

    Monday 1st – Friday 5th 8pm   
    + 2pm matinee Tuesday 2nd & Thursday 4th 

    Minack Theatre
    Porthcurno
    TR19 6JU

    Tickets: 01736 810181 Click HERE


     

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

  • Penzance

    Literary Festival - Penzance

    The Penzance Literary Festival is a festival for everyone who enjoys words

    For up to date information about the event visit their WEBSITE.

    What's it all about?

    The Penzance Literary Festival is a festival for everyone who enjoys words – the written word, the spoken word, the recited word and the sung word too.

    Penzance Literary Festival began life in 2010 as a minor gathering on the fringes of a craft fair, but has expanded rapidly into a significant and diverse celebration of books, reading and writing, with music, theatre and performance poetry added to the mix. While it quickly began to attract big-name authors, the organisers made a decision at an early stage that the growing festival would always remain rooted in the local community.

    What happens?

    The four-day festival, run in a Cornish seaside town,has grown to become a major event in the West Country literary calendar.

    How can you take part?

    This year the Penzance Litfest (3-6 July) marks its ninth edition with a distinctive and enticing line-up that underlines the town's growing reputation as a top holiday destination and a centre for the arts.

    01726 879500

    Penzance Literary Festival
    Venues in the centre of the town
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4AJ

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Miracle Thearte

    A Perfect World - Miracle Thearte

    Miracle Theatre: ‘A Perfect World’ (Minack Theatre)

    A feisty young woman embarks on a voyage into a ‘Boy’s Own’ world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action-packed adventure.

    Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled. 

    Is this tranquil place the best of all possible worlds? Or is it all too good to be true? 

    With a reputation for inventive, funny and approachable theatre, Miracle celebrates its 40th year with a brand new comic escapade for all ages.

    Gather your friends and family and take a journey to the end of the earth - and beyond - with Cornwall’s award winning Miracle theatre this summer! 
    Written & Directed by Bill Scott with original music by Tom Adams 

    Monday 1st – Friday 5th 8pm   
    + 2pm matinee Tuesday 2nd & Thursday 4th 

    Minack Theatre
    Porthcurno
    TR19 6JU

    Tickets: 01736 810181 Click HERE


     

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Friday, July 05, 2019

  • Penzance

    Literary Festival - Penzance

    The Penzance Literary Festival is a festival for everyone who enjoys words

    For up to date information about the event visit their WEBSITE.

    What's it all about?

    The Penzance Literary Festival is a festival for everyone who enjoys words – the written word, the spoken word, the recited word and the sung word too.

    Penzance Literary Festival began life in 2010 as a minor gathering on the fringes of a craft fair, but has expanded rapidly into a significant and diverse celebration of books, reading and writing, with music, theatre and performance poetry added to the mix. While it quickly began to attract big-name authors, the organisers made a decision at an early stage that the growing festival would always remain rooted in the local community.

    What happens?

    The four-day festival, run in a Cornish seaside town,has grown to become a major event in the West Country literary calendar.

    How can you take part?

    This year the Penzance Litfest (3-6 July) marks its ninth edition with a distinctive and enticing line-up that underlines the town's growing reputation as a top holiday destination and a centre for the arts.

    01726 879500

    Penzance Literary Festival
    Venues in the centre of the town
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4AJ

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • St. Just

    Lafrowda Festival - St. Just

    Lafrowda Festival is an annual event celebrating community arts

    This event first took place in 1996 developing from a music festival into what is now a two week community arts festival. Lafrowda is the ancient name for the church lands where the village of St Just in Penwith stands today. More recently, it has come to stand for community co-operation, a celebration of  local heritage, and a showcase for some of the finest artistic, theatrical and musical talent in the area.

    What happens?

    A wide range of organisations take part in the festival and there is something happening every day, from music and comedy to drama and dance. One of the highlights of the fortnight is Lafrowda Day takes place on the third Saturday in July  when the roads are closed and decorations go up. From hip hop to harmony, from folk to funk, there are twelve hours of free entertainment to suit every taste along with street performers, stalls, refreshments, bouncy castles and, of course, three spectacular processions.

    How can you take part?

    St just in Penwith is a village full of tradition and Cornish character and with its great family-friendly atmosphere you’ll find lots of events to attend during the festival. There are quizzes, themed workshops, gravity buggy racing, a talent show, dance competitions and live theatre as well as performances by local brass bands, groups and choirs plus an open mike night for comics and singers in the local pub.

    What's happening for kids?

    The festival has parades throughout the day featuring local schools, workshops for all ages during the preceding fortnight and the town square has stalls and entertainment during festival day.  The Plen-An-Gwarry is specifically for children and young families during the day.

    01726 88160

    Lafrowda Festival
    Market Square
    St Just
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR19 7HD

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Bodmin

    Riding & Heritage - Bodmin

    Bodmin Riding and Heritage Weekend

    An ancient festival, first recorded in 1469, celebrating Bodmin’s Heritage, Community and Cornish Identity.
    Held annually on the first weekend in July.

    First recorded in 1469 continued until a short 100 year break and was revived in 1974.

    We’re thrilled to announce that this year the festival will take place over THREE DAYS – including a feast day on Friday 5th July, a day of dressing up, entertainment and fun on Heritage Day, Saturday 6th July, and a sports and activities day on Sunday 7th.

    There will be ‘an hospitable entertainment’ aplenty on Friday 5th July 2019 (but without the threat of an execution!)

    Saturday is a day of celebration. The Beast of Bodmin is chased around the Town until its trial in the afternoon. During the day there are stalls in Fore Street. The stalls vary from local shops who come to join the celebration on the street to local charities, community groups and representatives of the Town. In addition to this there is a food festival in Priory Park car park and there is a music stage in the Park called the Bodmin Futures Heritage Stage and on the grass we will have three enactment areas together with a children's area run by Snuggles Nursery. 

    Added to this we have performances on the Folly by dancers, bands and singers and you will find music and dancing throughout the Town. 

    On Sunday there is the Riding Service and procession of St Petroc's bones through the Town

    Other plans include a day of sports and activities on Sunday the 7th July, an idea rooted in the 1700’s when the main focus of the festival was sporting pursuits, including Cornish wrestling, horse racing at Halgavor, and the tradition of the Guildsmen ‘beating the bounds’.

    07818 406910

    Bodmin Riding & Heritage Day
    Bodmin
    Cornwall
    PL31 2PE

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Looe

    Lugger Regatta - Looe

    Looe Rugger Regatta

    This will be the 16th regatta and will mark 30 years of the current LOOE LUGGER REGATTA. So we hope you can all make it.

    This bi-annual regatta in the busy seaside town of Looe is a celebration of the area’s fishing heritage. Traditional Luggers, two masted sailing boats once common along the coasts of England and France, head to the historical port for the regatta. Boats will arrive in Looe during the week leading up to the event depending on weather conditions.f

    What happens?

    During the regatta, the Luggers, some of which sail across the channel from France, compete in six races spread over the two days of competition. Around fifty boats, many of which were built more than a hundred years ago and lovingly restored by their owners, unfurl their sails in the harbour creating a magnificent spectacle.

    How can you take part?

    The seaside town of Looe is still very much a working fishing port, level streets snake their way out to the beach where the town’s banjo-shaped pier provides a great viewing point as the boats head in and out of the harbour. The town provides a mix of shops and eateries, many of which are located in buildings dating from the 16th and17th centuries.  Across the river in West Looe you can get a grandstand view from the long stretch of seafront above Hannafore Beach overlooking Looe Island. To wind down after a day of racing there is entertainment on the Saturday evening in Looe fish market.

    Did you know?

    Cornish luggers were the principal vessel of the Cornish fishing industry during its heyday. They were also used as privateer ships and for smuggling back the in 18th and 19th centuries when their speed and manoeuvrability became invaluable in outrunning revenue ships.

    The wind it bloweth....

    The weather is a fickle mistress and plays a large part in the weekends activities. Too much or too little and the programme for the weekend tends to get changed around a bit, but even if the boats don't leave the harbour, there will be something to see. Contact Looe Tourist Information Centre on 01503 262072 for up to date information.

    01503 262072

    Looe Lugger Regatta
    The harbour and bay
    Looe
    Cornwall
    PL13 1AA


     

  • Par

    VetFest - Par

    A summer festival of fun and music run to celebrate our forces veterans their families and the community.

    Vets Fest was born of an idea from the Par Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast club; held on the first Saturday of every month in Par, Cornwall. We want to build on that success and show the community what ‘veterans’ can achieve. Great food, music, dancing, and fun for all the family: all overlooking the beautiful South Cornish coast.

    15 Local Cornish bands will be playing the event supported by stalls run by veteran-owned and local Cornish businesses.

    To remind us of our past military lives, we will be holding our own fun Olympics, and look forward to competing against each other, and the British Public: the banter may be loud and proud, but it’s all good ‘squaddie’ humour.

    There are many forces charities out there that all do great work. It has been decided that this year’s profits will be split between these three. These charities cover the Tri-Services and their families and so best represent our aims:

    COMBAT STRESS • RBL • SSAFA

    We are fortunate enough to have not needed their help in any way, but we know people that have needed it. They have given support to Veterans, and their families in times of need from helping out during physical illness, to giving a safe haven for someone suffering from Mental Health issues. We never know what is around the corner, we never know when these charities may be needed. If we can help one person by supporting them, then all of the hard work is worth it. All of the Charities will be represented in some way at the event.

    Gates open on July 5th at midday with music starting at 15:00 going on until 23:00 and starting again at 13:00 on Saturday right through to 23:00 Saturday night. Camp on site, or just stay late on a day ticket. Day Tickets start at £10.00 with Family (2 adults 2 children) Tickets for the whole weekend at £75.00.

    Tickets are available from the Grill Snowlands at Par, the Regimental Museum, Bodmin; and through our website.

    Be there at the start of something big and celebrate with veterans young and old.

    Join us on Facebook to keep up to date and be in with a chance to win tickets and surprise prizes: we haven’t bought them yet, so they will be a surprise to us as well.

    Lanescott
    Par
    St Austell
    Cornwall
    PL24 2RS

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Miracle Thearte

    A Perfect World - Miracle Thearte

    Miracle Theatre: ‘A Perfect World’ (Minack Theatre)

    A feisty young woman embarks on a voyage into a ‘Boy’s Own’ world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action-packed adventure.

    Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled. 

    Is this tranquil place the best of all possible worlds? Or is it all too good to be true? 

    With a reputation for inventive, funny and approachable theatre, Miracle celebrates its 40th year with a brand new comic escapade for all ages.

    Gather your friends and family and take a journey to the end of the earth - and beyond - with Cornwall’s award winning Miracle theatre this summer! 
    Written & Directed by Bill Scott with original music by Tom Adams 

    Monday 1st – Friday 5th 8pm   
    + 2pm matinee Tuesday 2nd & Thursday 4th 

    Minack Theatre
    Porthcurno
    TR19 6JU

    Tickets: 01736 810181 Click HERE


     

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    The Creative Conversation - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Join the Flock for a creative conversation on Friday 5 July, 11.30am – 2.30pm. Enjoy a series of dance, movement, creative writing and art workshops. Describe to us your favourite places and your experience of Wheal Martyn, directing our movement choices through your ideas. £1 per pupil. To book, please email gmartin@wheal-martyn.com

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

  • Penzance

    Literary Festival - Penzance

    The Penzance Literary Festival is a festival for everyone who enjoys words

    For up to date information about the event visit their WEBSITE.

    What's it all about?

    The Penzance Literary Festival is a festival for everyone who enjoys words – the written word, the spoken word, the recited word and the sung word too.

    Penzance Literary Festival began life in 2010 as a minor gathering on the fringes of a craft fair, but has expanded rapidly into a significant and diverse celebration of books, reading and writing, with music, theatre and performance poetry added to the mix. While it quickly began to attract big-name authors, the organisers made a decision at an early stage that the growing festival would always remain rooted in the local community.

    What happens?

    The four-day festival, run in a Cornish seaside town,has grown to become a major event in the West Country literary calendar.

    How can you take part?

    This year the Penzance Litfest (3-6 July) marks its ninth edition with a distinctive and enticing line-up that underlines the town's growing reputation as a top holiday destination and a centre for the arts.

    01726 879500

    Penzance Literary Festival
    Venues in the centre of the town
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4AJ

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • St. Just

    Lafrowda Festival - St. Just

    Lafrowda Festival is an annual event celebrating community arts

    This event first took place in 1996 developing from a music festival into what is now a two week community arts festival. Lafrowda is the ancient name for the church lands where the village of St Just in Penwith stands today. More recently, it has come to stand for community co-operation, a celebration of  local heritage, and a showcase for some of the finest artistic, theatrical and musical talent in the area.

    What happens?

    A wide range of organisations take part in the festival and there is something happening every day, from music and comedy to drama and dance. One of the highlights of the fortnight is Lafrowda Day takes place on the third Saturday in July  when the roads are closed and decorations go up. From hip hop to harmony, from folk to funk, there are twelve hours of free entertainment to suit every taste along with street performers, stalls, refreshments, bouncy castles and, of course, three spectacular processions.

    How can you take part?

    St just in Penwith is a village full of tradition and Cornish character and with its great family-friendly atmosphere you’ll find lots of events to attend during the festival. There are quizzes, themed workshops, gravity buggy racing, a talent show, dance competitions and live theatre as well as performances by local brass bands, groups and choirs plus an open mike night for comics and singers in the local pub.

    What's happening for kids?

    The festival has parades throughout the day featuring local schools, workshops for all ages during the preceding fortnight and the town square has stalls and entertainment during festival day.  The Plen-An-Gwarry is specifically for children and young families during the day.

    01726 88160

    Lafrowda Festival
    Market Square
    St Just
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR19 7HD

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Bodmin

    Riding & Heritage - Bodmin

    Bodmin Riding and Heritage Weekend

    An ancient festival, first recorded in 1469, celebrating Bodmin’s Heritage, Community and Cornish Identity.
    Held annually on the first weekend in July.

    First recorded in 1469 continued until a short 100 year break and was revived in 1974.

    We’re thrilled to announce that this year the festival will take place over THREE DAYS – including a feast day on Friday 5th July, a day of dressing up, entertainment and fun on Heritage Day, Saturday 6th July, and a sports and activities day on Sunday 7th.

    There will be ‘an hospitable entertainment’ aplenty on Friday 5th July 2019 (but without the threat of an execution!)

    Saturday is a day of celebration. The Beast of Bodmin is chased around the Town until its trial in the afternoon. During the day there are stalls in Fore Street. The stalls vary from local shops who come to join the celebration on the street to local charities, community groups and representatives of the Town. In addition to this there is a food festival in Priory Park car park and there is a music stage in the Park called the Bodmin Futures Heritage Stage and on the grass we will have three enactment areas together with a children's area run by Snuggles Nursery. 

    Added to this we have performances on the Folly by dancers, bands and singers and you will find music and dancing throughout the Town. 

    On Sunday there is the Riding Service and procession of St Petroc's bones through the Town

    Other plans include a day of sports and activities on Sunday the 7th July, an idea rooted in the 1700’s when the main focus of the festival was sporting pursuits, including Cornish wrestling, horse racing at Halgavor, and the tradition of the Guildsmen ‘beating the bounds’.

    07818 406910

    Bodmin Riding & Heritage Day
    Bodmin
    Cornwall
    PL31 2PE

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Looe

    Lugger Regatta - Looe

    Looe Rugger Regatta

    This will be the 16th regatta and will mark 30 years of the current LOOE LUGGER REGATTA. So we hope you can all make it.

    This bi-annual regatta in the busy seaside town of Looe is a celebration of the area’s fishing heritage. Traditional Luggers, two masted sailing boats once common along the coasts of England and France, head to the historical port for the regatta. Boats will arrive in Looe during the week leading up to the event depending on weather conditions.f

    What happens?

    During the regatta, the Luggers, some of which sail across the channel from France, compete in six races spread over the two days of competition. Around fifty boats, many of which were built more than a hundred years ago and lovingly restored by their owners, unfurl their sails in the harbour creating a magnificent spectacle.

    How can you take part?

    The seaside town of Looe is still very much a working fishing port, level streets snake their way out to the beach where the town’s banjo-shaped pier provides a great viewing point as the boats head in and out of the harbour. The town provides a mix of shops and eateries, many of which are located in buildings dating from the 16th and17th centuries.  Across the river in West Looe you can get a grandstand view from the long stretch of seafront above Hannafore Beach overlooking Looe Island. To wind down after a day of racing there is entertainment on the Saturday evening in Looe fish market.

    Did you know?

    Cornish luggers were the principal vessel of the Cornish fishing industry during its heyday. They were also used as privateer ships and for smuggling back the in 18th and 19th centuries when their speed and manoeuvrability became invaluable in outrunning revenue ships.

    The wind it bloweth....

    The weather is a fickle mistress and plays a large part in the weekends activities. Too much or too little and the programme for the weekend tends to get changed around a bit, but even if the boats don't leave the harbour, there will be something to see. Contact Looe Tourist Information Centre on 01503 262072 for up to date information.

    01503 262072

    Looe Lugger Regatta
    The harbour and bay
    Looe
    Cornwall
    PL13 1AA


     

  • Par

    VetFest - Par

    A summer festival of fun and music run to celebrate our forces veterans their families and the community.

    Vets Fest was born of an idea from the Par Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast club; held on the first Saturday of every month in Par, Cornwall. We want to build on that success and show the community what ‘veterans’ can achieve. Great food, music, dancing, and fun for all the family: all overlooking the beautiful South Cornish coast.

    15 Local Cornish bands will be playing the event supported by stalls run by veteran-owned and local Cornish businesses.

    To remind us of our past military lives, we will be holding our own fun Olympics, and look forward to competing against each other, and the British Public: the banter may be loud and proud, but it’s all good ‘squaddie’ humour.

    There are many forces charities out there that all do great work. It has been decided that this year’s profits will be split between these three. These charities cover the Tri-Services and their families and so best represent our aims:

    COMBAT STRESS • RBL • SSAFA

    We are fortunate enough to have not needed their help in any way, but we know people that have needed it. They have given support to Veterans, and their families in times of need from helping out during physical illness, to giving a safe haven for someone suffering from Mental Health issues. We never know what is around the corner, we never know when these charities may be needed. If we can help one person by supporting them, then all of the hard work is worth it. All of the Charities will be represented in some way at the event.

    Gates open on July 5th at midday with music starting at 15:00 going on until 23:00 and starting again at 13:00 on Saturday right through to 23:00 Saturday night. Camp on site, or just stay late on a day ticket. Day Tickets start at £10.00 with Family (2 adults 2 children) Tickets for the whole weekend at £75.00.

    Tickets are available from the Grill Snowlands at Par, the Regimental Museum, Bodmin; and through our website.

    Be there at the start of something big and celebrate with veterans young and old.

    Join us on Facebook to keep up to date and be in with a chance to win tickets and surprise prizes: we haven’t bought them yet, so they will be a surprise to us as well.

    Lanescott
    Par
    St Austell
    Cornwall
    PL24 2RS

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Sunday, July 07, 2019

  • Pencarrow House & Gardens

    Wuthering Heights - Pencarrow House & Gardens

    Come and join us for an evening of open air theatre in our beautiful italian gardens when the Chapterhouse Theatre will be performing us with their production of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Bring a picnic, a blanket and seating and sit back and enjoy the evening.

    Check our website for ticket details www.pencarrow.co.uk

  • St. Just

    Lafrowda Festival - St. Just

    Lafrowda Festival is an annual event celebrating community arts

    This event first took place in 1996 developing from a music festival into what is now a two week community arts festival. Lafrowda is the ancient name for the church lands where the village of St Just in Penwith stands today. More recently, it has come to stand for community co-operation, a celebration of  local heritage, and a showcase for some of the finest artistic, theatrical and musical talent in the area.

    What happens?

    A wide range of organisations take part in the festival and there is something happening every day, from music and comedy to drama and dance. One of the highlights of the fortnight is Lafrowda Day takes place on the third Saturday in July  when the roads are closed and decorations go up. From hip hop to harmony, from folk to funk, there are twelve hours of free entertainment to suit every taste along with street performers, stalls, refreshments, bouncy castles and, of course, three spectacular processions.

    How can you take part?

    St just in Penwith is a village full of tradition and Cornish character and with its great family-friendly atmosphere you’ll find lots of events to attend during the festival. There are quizzes, themed workshops, gravity buggy racing, a talent show, dance competitions and live theatre as well as performances by local brass bands, groups and choirs plus an open mike night for comics and singers in the local pub.

    What's happening for kids?

    The festival has parades throughout the day featuring local schools, workshops for all ages during the preceding fortnight and the town square has stalls and entertainment during festival day.  The Plen-An-Gwarry is specifically for children and young families during the day.

    01726 88160

    Lafrowda Festival
    Market Square
    St Just
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR19 7HD

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Bodmin

    Riding & Heritage - Bodmin

    Bodmin Riding and Heritage Weekend

    An ancient festival, first recorded in 1469, celebrating Bodmin’s Heritage, Community and Cornish Identity.
    Held annually on the first weekend in July.

    First recorded in 1469 continued until a short 100 year break and was revived in 1974.

    We’re thrilled to announce that this year the festival will take place over THREE DAYS – including a feast day on Friday 5th July, a day of dressing up, entertainment and fun on Heritage Day, Saturday 6th July, and a sports and activities day on Sunday 7th.

    There will be ‘an hospitable entertainment’ aplenty on Friday 5th July 2019 (but without the threat of an execution!)

    Saturday is a day of celebration. The Beast of Bodmin is chased around the Town until its trial in the afternoon. During the day there are stalls in Fore Street. The stalls vary from local shops who come to join the celebration on the street to local charities, community groups and representatives of the Town. In addition to this there is a food festival in Priory Park car park and there is a music stage in the Park called the Bodmin Futures Heritage Stage and on the grass we will have three enactment areas together with a children's area run by Snuggles Nursery. 

    Added to this we have performances on the Folly by dancers, bands and singers and you will find music and dancing throughout the Town. 

    On Sunday there is the Riding Service and procession of St Petroc's bones through the Town

    Other plans include a day of sports and activities on Sunday the 7th July, an idea rooted in the 1700’s when the main focus of the festival was sporting pursuits, including Cornish wrestling, horse racing at Halgavor, and the tradition of the Guildsmen ‘beating the bounds’.

    07818 406910

    Bodmin Riding & Heritage Day
    Bodmin
    Cornwall
    PL31 2PE

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Looe

    Lugger Regatta - Looe

    Looe Rugger Regatta

    This will be the 16th regatta and will mark 30 years of the current LOOE LUGGER REGATTA. So we hope you can all make it.

    This bi-annual regatta in the busy seaside town of Looe is a celebration of the area’s fishing heritage. Traditional Luggers, two masted sailing boats once common along the coasts of England and France, head to the historical port for the regatta. Boats will arrive in Looe during the week leading up to the event depending on weather conditions.f

    What happens?

    During the regatta, the Luggers, some of which sail across the channel from France, compete in six races spread over the two days of competition. Around fifty boats, many of which were built more than a hundred years ago and lovingly restored by their owners, unfurl their sails in the harbour creating a magnificent spectacle.

    How can you take part?

    The seaside town of Looe is still very much a working fishing port, level streets snake their way out to the beach where the town’s banjo-shaped pier provides a great viewing point as the boats head in and out of the harbour. The town provides a mix of shops and eateries, many of which are located in buildings dating from the 16th and17th centuries.  Across the river in West Looe you can get a grandstand view from the long stretch of seafront above Hannafore Beach overlooking Looe Island. To wind down after a day of racing there is entertainment on the Saturday evening in Looe fish market.

    Did you know?

    Cornish luggers were the principal vessel of the Cornish fishing industry during its heyday. They were also used as privateer ships and for smuggling back the in 18th and 19th centuries when their speed and manoeuvrability became invaluable in outrunning revenue ships.

    The wind it bloweth....

    The weather is a fickle mistress and plays a large part in the weekends activities. Too much or too little and the programme for the weekend tends to get changed around a bit, but even if the boats don't leave the harbour, there will be something to see. Contact Looe Tourist Information Centre on 01503 262072 for up to date information.

    01503 262072

    Looe Lugger Regatta
    The harbour and bay
    Looe
    Cornwall
    PL13 1AA


     

  • Par

    VetFest - Par

    A summer festival of fun and music run to celebrate our forces veterans their families and the community.

    Vets Fest was born of an idea from the Par Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast club; held on the first Saturday of every month in Par, Cornwall. We want to build on that success and show the community what ‘veterans’ can achieve. Great food, music, dancing, and fun for all the family: all overlooking the beautiful South Cornish coast.

    15 Local Cornish bands will be playing the event supported by stalls run by veteran-owned and local Cornish businesses.

    To remind us of our past military lives, we will be holding our own fun Olympics, and look forward to competing against each other, and the British Public: the banter may be loud and proud, but it’s all good ‘squaddie’ humour.

    There are many forces charities out there that all do great work. It has been decided that this year’s profits will be split between these three. These charities cover the Tri-Services and their families and so best represent our aims:

    COMBAT STRESS • RBL • SSAFA

    We are fortunate enough to have not needed their help in any way, but we know people that have needed it. They have given support to Veterans, and their families in times of need from helping out during physical illness, to giving a safe haven for someone suffering from Mental Health issues. We never know what is around the corner, we never know when these charities may be needed. If we can help one person by supporting them, then all of the hard work is worth it. All of the Charities will be represented in some way at the event.

    Gates open on July 5th at midday with music starting at 15:00 going on until 23:00 and starting again at 13:00 on Saturday right through to 23:00 Saturday night. Camp on site, or just stay late on a day ticket. Day Tickets start at £10.00 with Family (2 adults 2 children) Tickets for the whole weekend at £75.00.

    Tickets are available from the Grill Snowlands at Par, the Regimental Museum, Bodmin; and through our website.

    Be there at the start of something big and celebrate with veterans young and old.

    Join us on Facebook to keep up to date and be in with a chance to win tickets and surprise prizes: we haven’t bought them yet, so they will be a surprise to us as well.

    Lanescott
    Par
    St Austell
    Cornwall
    PL24 2RS

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Relaxed Session - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    If you prefer to enjoy the museum at a quieter pace, why not come along to our Relaxed Session on Sunday 7 July, 9am to 10am or 5pm to 6pm? These sessions are especially suited to people with autism, anxiety and associated conditions. Have fun with object handling, ASD-friendly activities and trails. To download the museum’s visual stories, please visit our access information page. For more information, please contact us on 01726 850362.

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Monday, July 08, 2019

  • St. Just

    Lafrowda Festival - St. Just

    Lafrowda Festival is an annual event celebrating community arts

    This event first took place in 1996 developing from a music festival into what is now a two week community arts festival. Lafrowda is the ancient name for the church lands where the village of St Just in Penwith stands today. More recently, it has come to stand for community co-operation, a celebration of  local heritage, and a showcase for some of the finest artistic, theatrical and musical talent in the area.

    What happens?

    A wide range of organisations take part in the festival and there is something happening every day, from music and comedy to drama and dance. One of the highlights of the fortnight is Lafrowda Day takes place on the third Saturday in July  when the roads are closed and decorations go up. From hip hop to harmony, from folk to funk, there are twelve hours of free entertainment to suit every taste along with street performers, stalls, refreshments, bouncy castles and, of course, three spectacular processions.

    How can you take part?

    St just in Penwith is a village full of tradition and Cornish character and with its great family-friendly atmosphere you’ll find lots of events to attend during the festival. There are quizzes, themed workshops, gravity buggy racing, a talent show, dance competitions and live theatre as well as performances by local brass bands, groups and choirs plus an open mike night for comics and singers in the local pub.

    What's happening for kids?

    The festival has parades throughout the day featuring local schools, workshops for all ages during the preceding fortnight and the town square has stalls and entertainment during festival day.  The Plen-An-Gwarry is specifically for children and young families during the day.

    01726 88160

    Lafrowda Festival
    Market Square
    St Just
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR19 7HD

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

  • St. Just

    Lafrowda Festival - St. Just

    Lafrowda Festival is an annual event celebrating community arts

    This event first took place in 1996 developing from a music festival into what is now a two week community arts festival. Lafrowda is the ancient name for the church lands where the village of St Just in Penwith stands today. More recently, it has come to stand for community co-operation, a celebration of  local heritage, and a showcase for some of the finest artistic, theatrical and musical talent in the area.

    What happens?

    A wide range of organisations take part in the festival and there is something happening every day, from music and comedy to drama and dance. One of the highlights of the fortnight is Lafrowda Day takes place on the third Saturday in July  when the roads are closed and decorations go up. From hip hop to harmony, from folk to funk, there are twelve hours of free entertainment to suit every taste along with street performers, stalls, refreshments, bouncy castles and, of course, three spectacular processions.

    How can you take part?

    St just in Penwith is a village full of tradition and Cornish character and with its great family-friendly atmosphere you’ll find lots of events to attend during the festival. There are quizzes, themed workshops, gravity buggy racing, a talent show, dance competitions and live theatre as well as performances by local brass bands, groups and choirs plus an open mike night for comics and singers in the local pub.

    What's happening for kids?

    The festival has parades throughout the day featuring local schools, workshops for all ages during the preceding fortnight and the town square has stalls and entertainment during festival day.  The Plen-An-Gwarry is specifically for children and young families during the day.

    01726 88160

    Lafrowda Festival
    Market Square
    St Just
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR19 7HD

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Museum Takeover - Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and then share your creation on the museum’s media channels. Places are limited. Book on info@wheal-martyn.com or 01726 850362.