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Monday, June 19, 2017

  • Penzance

    Golowan Festival - Penzance

    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.

    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 (24-25 June 2017) 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.

    Golowan Festival
    Town Centre
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4EF

    01736 369686

  • St Austell

    Feast Week - St Austell

    St Austell Feast Week is a revival of the traditional week of feasten activities surrounding the celebration of the Feast of Saint Austol, the last of which took place in 1946. Feasten activities will run alongside the Bread Riots Community Play which is based on the 1847 Bread Riots.

    What happens?

    See festival WEBSITE for full programme

    St Austell Feast Week
    White River Place
    St Austell
    Cornwall
    PL25 5AZ

    01726 223374


     

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  • Penzance

    Golowan Festival - Penzance

    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.

    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 (24-25 June 2017) 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.

    Golowan Festival
    Town Centre
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4EF

    01736 369686

  • St Austell

    Feast Week - St Austell

    St Austell Feast Week is a revival of the traditional week of feasten activities surrounding the celebration of the Feast of Saint Austol, the last of which took place in 1946. Feasten activities will run alongside the Bread Riots Community Play which is based on the 1847 Bread Riots.

    What happens?

    See festival WEBSITE for full programme

    St Austell Feast Week
    White River Place
    St Austell
    Cornwall
    PL25 5AZ

    01726 223374


     

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

  • Penzance

    Golowan Festival - Penzance

    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.

    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 (24-25 June 2017) 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.

    Golowan Festival
    Town Centre
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4EF

    01736 369686

  • St Austell

    Feast Week - St Austell

    St Austell Feast Week is a revival of the traditional week of feasten activities surrounding the celebration of the Feast of Saint Austol, the last of which took place in 1946. Feasten activities will run alongside the Bread Riots Community Play which is based on the 1847 Bread Riots.

    What happens?

    See festival WEBSITE for full programme

    St Austell Feast Week
    White River Place
    St Austell
    Cornwall
    PL25 5AZ

    01726 223374


     

Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • Penzance

    Golowan Festival - Penzance

    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.

    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 (24-25 June 2017) 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.

    Golowan Festival
    Town Centre
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4EF

    01736 369686

  • Eden Project

    Eden Sessions: Royal Blood - Eden Project

    See Royal Blood bring their heaving, hard-edged sound to rock the Eden Sessions on Thursday 22 June!

    The Brighton pair casue a major splash with their self-titled, Mercury nomiated, debut album in 2014, with many critics and fans lauding them the saviours of British rock music. In 2015, Royal Blood won Best British Group at the BRIT Awards, Best Live Band and Best New Band at the NME Awards, Best Live Act at the Q Awards and Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards.

    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit edensessions.com/royal-blood or call the Eden Box Office on 01726 811972.


     

  • St Austell

    Feast Week - St Austell

    St Austell Feast Week is a revival of the traditional week of feasten activities surrounding the celebration of the Feast of Saint Austol, the last of which took place in 1946. Feasten activities will run alongside the Bread Riots Community Play which is based on the 1847 Bread Riots.

    What happens?

    See festival WEBSITE for full programme

    St Austell Feast Week
    White River Place
    St Austell
    Cornwall
    PL25 5AZ

    01726 223374


     

Friday, June 23, 2017

  • Penzance

    Golowan Festival - Penzance

    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.

    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 (24-25 June 2017) 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.

    Golowan Festival
    Town Centre
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4EF

    01736 369686

  • St Austell

    Feast Week - St Austell

    St Austell Feast Week is a revival of the traditional week of feasten activities surrounding the celebration of the Feast of Saint Austol, the last of which took place in 1946. Feasten activities will run alongside the Bread Riots Community Play which is based on the 1847 Bread Riots.

    What happens?

    See festival WEBSITE for full programme

    St Austell Feast Week
    White River Place
    St Austell
    Cornwall
    PL25 5AZ

    01726 223374


     

Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • Penzance

    Golowan Festival - Penzance

    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.

    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 (24-25 June 2017) 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.

    Golowan Festival
    Town Centre
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4EF

    01736 369686

  • Padstow

    St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally - Padstow

    What’s it all about?

    St Merryn Steam Fair and Vintage Rally takes place annually, and was first held in 1980 to raise money for the local church. The rally now continues raising money for local charities and is always well supported by local vintage vehicle exhibitors.

    What happens?

    A local rally featuring many rural exhibits including vintage tractors, steam engines and classic cars. There’s also a variety of trade stands and a car boot sale, along with authentic Cornish wrestling, entertainment from local majorette bands and in the evening live music and a disco in the onsite marquee.

    How can you take part?

    This weekend rally takes place in the village of St Merryn near the popular resort of Padstow. Watch the displays of dancing diggers, discover more about Cornwall’s ancient sporting traditions and see the magnificent engines that once powered the agricultural heart the area.

    St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally
    Towan
    St Merryn
    Padstow
    Cornwall
    PL28 8SG

    07506 840304

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • St Austell

    Feast Week - St Austell

    St Austell Feast Week is a revival of the traditional week of feasten activities surrounding the celebration of the Feast of Saint Austol, the last of which took place in 1946. Feasten activities will run alongside the Bread Riots Community Play which is based on the 1847 Bread Riots.

    What happens?

    See festival WEBSITE for full programme

    St Austell Feast Week
    White River Place
    St Austell
    Cornwall
    PL25 5AZ

    01726 223374


     

Sunday, June 25, 2017

  • Penzance

    Golowan Festival - Penzance

    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.

    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 (24-25 June 2017) 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.

    Golowan Festival
    Town Centre
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR18 4EF

    01736 369686

  • Mevagissey

    Feast Week - Mevagissey

    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

  • Padstow

    St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally - Padstow

    What’s it all about?

    St Merryn Steam Fair and Vintage Rally takes place annually, and was first held in 1980 to raise money for the local church. The rally now continues raising money for local charities and is always well supported by local vintage vehicle exhibitors.

    What happens?

    A local rally featuring many rural exhibits including vintage tractors, steam engines and classic cars. There’s also a variety of trade stands and a car boot sale, along with authentic Cornish wrestling, entertainment from local majorette bands and in the evening live music and a disco in the onsite marquee.

    How can you take part?

    This weekend rally takes place in the village of St Merryn near the popular resort of Padstow. Watch the displays of dancing diggers, discover more about Cornwall’s ancient sporting traditions and see the magnificent engines that once powered the agricultural heart the area.

    St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally
    Towan
    St Merryn
    Padstow
    Cornwall
    PL28 8SG

    07506 840304

    Visit WEBSITE


     

Monday, June 26, 2017

  • Mevagissey

    Feast Week - Mevagissey

    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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • Mevagissey

    Feast Week - Mevagissey

    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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Mevagissey

    Feast Week - Mevagissey

    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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

  • Mevagissey

    Feast Week - Mevagissey

    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

Friday, June 30, 2017

  • Bodmin & Wenford Railway

    First Class Steam-hauled Dining Train - Bodmin & Wenford Railway

    Why not treat your partner, family or friends to a meal with a difference on board our First Class steam-hauled dining train?

    Excellent food and drink, together with first class dining service on a steam-hauled train provide a unique and memorable experience. A full three-course meal, with tea/coffee and mints, is served to your table, and a selection of wines, beers, spirits and also non-alcoholic drinks may be purchased (contact us if you have any special dietary requirements).

    The Cornish Belle Dining Train departs from Bodmin General station  for a 13-mile return journey through the Cornish countryside lasting approximately two hours.

    TICKETS: The fare is £39.50 per person (£30.00 for Children aged 3-16).

    Lunchtime trains depart at 12.35 (Christmas Lunch 12.30) and evening trains at 19.00.

    LUNCHEON TRAINS
    April 9th & 23rd
    May 7th and 21st
    September 10th
    October 8th

    EVENING TRAINS
    June 3rd & 30th
    July 7th and 29th
    August 4th, 18th and 25th

    FESTIVE LUNCHEON TRAINS
    December 3rd, 10th, 17th and 23rd.

    To BOOK please call 01208 73555 or book online here


     

  • Mevagissey

    Feast Week - Mevagissey

    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

  • Perranporth

    Tunes in The Dunes - Perranporth

    The largest beach festival in Cornwall ready to host rock legends - 2016 details show - see web for updates.

    Perranporth beach is hosting the Tunes in the Dunes festival on the May Bank Holiday. Set to be one of the biggest festivals on the summer calendar

    The festival is the brainchild of Tommy Job, director of Perranporth’s Watering Hole, which has quickly become Cornwall’s leading live music venue and boasts the title of the UK’s only bar on a beach. In collaboration with long time festival organiser’s Ben Hall and Ian Whittaker of Electric Beach and The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival, the threesome have created an opportunity for audiences across the UK to witness some of their favourite acts in a unique setting overlooking the Atlantic and nestled against the sand dunes of Perranporth bay. Job says “After 35 years of success at the Watering Hole it is great to see something major happening on the sands of Perranporth Beach, it’s an amazing opportunity for us to give back to the local community’s support and look forward to bringing in the thousands to share our special location with.”

    Over the three days, Tunes in the Dunes is also hosting the British Longboard Champs and with key beer sponsor Korev Lager and cider sponsor Rattler, attendees will be able to sit back and relax with a drink, great music and surf during the day. For ticket prices of £85 for the whole weekend and day tickets starting at £30 available it is a not to be missed May Bank Holiday party for the whole family!

    Perranporth Beach
    Perranporth
    Cornwall
    TR6 6JN

    Visit WEBSITE

  • Padstow

    Vintage Rally & Country Fair - Padstow

    The Padstow Vintage Rally has been successfully running for many years, each year growing bigger and bigger with more and more taking place.

    The rally takes place on the outskirts of Padstow and features live entertainment on both Friday & Saturday night in the beer tent with entertainment around the site on all 3 days. There is also the Entertainment provided in our main ring which is surrounded by a selection of food and trade stands. The Entertainment this year includes Musical Ruth from BGT, Xtreme Falconry, Fingle Dingle Comedy Car Clow Shwon.  For the children there is Bubbl Ology, clowns and magicians.

    The Padstow Vintage Rally & Country Fair strives on being one step ahead and you will find not only a number of traditional exhibits from tractors, cars, stationary engines, steam engines and bikes, plus static displays and demonstrations from spoon carvers, chainsaw artists, willow weavers and Blacksmiths.  The country side corner including a selection of rare breeds, horses, and a pet’s corner, plus reenactments and displays from all aspects of the bygone years.  

    You will be able to choose from a number of Food & Drink Stalls to suit your requirements located around the field serving Day & Night. There is also an onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & Full evening meals next to the beer tent which offers a great selection of drinks for all tastes and includes our own beer festival offering local real ales from across the region.

    If you would be interested in joining us for all three days the camping field adjoins the main field and has water, toilets and an Elson point for your use. Camping will cost the minimal amount of £10.00 per tent/caravan per night, and what’s more you will also benefit from a reduced entrance fee for the event. I hope you will be able to join us and continue making Padstow Vintage Rally and Country Fair one of the most successful Rallies in Cornwall.

    See the WEBSITE for regular updates on activities throughout the weekend.

    Treator Farm
    Treator
    Padstow
    Cornwall
    PL28 8RU

    01841 550442

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

  • Mevagissey

    Feast Week - Mevagissey

    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

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  • Perranporth

    Tunes in The Dunes - Perranporth

    The largest beach festival in Cornwall ready to host rock legends - 2016 details show - see web for updates.

    Perranporth beach is hosting the Tunes in the Dunes festival on the May Bank Holiday. Set to be one of the biggest festivals on the summer calendar

    The festival is the brainchild of Tommy Job, director of Perranporth’s Watering Hole, which has quickly become Cornwall’s leading live music venue and boasts the title of the UK’s only bar on a beach. In collaboration with long time festival organiser’s Ben Hall and Ian Whittaker of Electric Beach and The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival, the threesome have created an opportunity for audiences across the UK to witness some of their favourite acts in a unique setting overlooking the Atlantic and nestled against the sand dunes of Perranporth bay. Job says “After 35 years of success at the Watering Hole it is great to see something major happening on the sands of Perranporth Beach, it’s an amazing opportunity for us to give back to the local community’s support and look forward to bringing in the thousands to share our special location with.”

    Over the three days, Tunes in the Dunes is also hosting the British Longboard Champs and with key beer sponsor Korev Lager and cider sponsor Rattler, attendees will be able to sit back and relax with a drink, great music and surf during the day. For ticket prices of £85 for the whole weekend and day tickets starting at £30 available it is a not to be missed May Bank Holiday party for the whole family!

    Perranporth Beach
    Perranporth
    Cornwall
    TR6 6JN

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  • St. Just

    Lafrowda Festival - St. Just

    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, 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.

    Lafreowda Festival
    Market Square
    St Just
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR19 7HD

    01726 888160

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  • Bodmin

    Riding & Heritage Day - Bodmin

    The Riding Weekend dates back to the 15th Century and and Riding Sunday still takes place where the Mayor and Officers attend the Riding Service in St Petroc’s Church.

    Heritage Day takes place on the first Saturday of July. It is a celebration which can keep you busy for the whole day. Please try to get a programme which gives you details of all the events.

    At 10 AM the Ragadaziow sight the beast of Bodmin and they order the Helliers to give chase. The rest of the day will be spent with the Ragadaziow visiting the pubs in Bodmin performing mummers plays at the pubs showing the trial of the beast. The Helliers can also be seen chasing around the town with the beast visiting lots of pubs.

    During the day we have events taking place around Bodmin. In Fore Street there will be stalls selling a wide variety of items together with a few games. At the bottom of Fore Street is the Mount Folly where there is entertainment across the day, please see the programme. Crossing to the car park there is a Craft Fair in the Shire House Suite together with a chance of having a cup of tea. In the car park is a Food Festival. This gives you the opportunity of buying food to take home but it also offers a wide range of foods to consume on site. Beyond the food festival there is a large children’s area with entertainment and activities which always offers a good experience to children and parents. Above the children’s area there will be two encampments, one for the 32nd Regiment of Foot and also an Iron Age settlement where there will be an author signing her books describing Iron Age living.

    There will also be the reintroduction of the Bodmin Children’s Dance. The dance will start at the top of Fore Street, outside the library at 1:30 PM led by the Bodmin Town Band and followed up by Golowan Band from Penzance. There will be busking events occurring around the town. Cats Eyes Morris will be performing at various locations and at a stage in the afternoon in Priory car park where there will be some performances. At 15:49 PM there will be a procession down Fore Street with all the performers of the day taking part. They will be led by the Golowan Band and hopefully will have the beast in the procession. The procession will go to the bottom of Fore Street and then the beast will be delivered for trial at 4 PM on the Mount Folly. Please refer to the programme for the words of the trial.

    At the end of the day there is Cornish wrestling in Priory Park starting at about 5 PM. This is a fully authorised Cornish wrestling event and you never know you can find yourself fitting into one of the categories.

    Bodmin Riding & Heritage Day
    Bodmin
    Cornwall
    PL31 2PE

    01208 78839

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  • Eden Project

    Eden Sessions: Van Morrison - Eden Project

    Van Morrison will play against the glorious backdrop of Eden's world-famous biomes on Saturday 1 July. This will be his first performance in Cornwall in 16 years.

    One of the most revered and decorated musicians of recent times, Sir Van was knighted last year. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hallf of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has won six grammys, a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution and the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement.

    For more information and to purchase tickets, visit edensessions.com/van-morrison or call the Eden Box Office on 01726 811972.


     

  • Padstow

    Vintage Rally & Country Fair - Padstow

    The Padstow Vintage Rally has been successfully running for many years, each year growing bigger and bigger with more and more taking place.

    The rally takes place on the outskirts of Padstow and features live entertainment on both Friday & Saturday night in the beer tent with entertainment around the site on all 3 days. There is also the Entertainment provided in our main ring which is surrounded by a selection of food and trade stands. The Entertainment this year includes Musical Ruth from BGT, Xtreme Falconry, Fingle Dingle Comedy Car Clow Shwon.  For the children there is Bubbl Ology, clowns and magicians.

    The Padstow Vintage Rally & Country Fair strives on being one step ahead and you will find not only a number of traditional exhibits from tractors, cars, stationary engines, steam engines and bikes, plus static displays and demonstrations from spoon carvers, chainsaw artists, willow weavers and Blacksmiths.  The country side corner including a selection of rare breeds, horses, and a pet’s corner, plus reenactments and displays from all aspects of the bygone years.  

    You will be able to choose from a number of Food & Drink Stalls to suit your requirements located around the field serving Day & Night. There is also an onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & Full evening meals next to the beer tent which offers a great selection of drinks for all tastes and includes our own beer festival offering local real ales from across the region.

    If you would be interested in joining us for all three days the camping field adjoins the main field and has water, toilets and an Elson point for your use. Camping will cost the minimal amount of £10.00 per tent/caravan per night, and what’s more you will also benefit from a reduced entrance fee for the event. I hope you will be able to join us and continue making Padstow Vintage Rally and Country Fair one of the most successful Rallies in Cornwall.

    See the WEBSITE for regular updates on activities throughout the weekend.

    Treator Farm
    Treator
    Padstow
    Cornwall
    PL28 8RU

    01841 550442

    Visit WEBSITE


     

Sunday, July 02, 2017

  • Bodmin & Wenford Railway

    Steam and Cream - Bodmin & Wenford Railway

    2nd, 9th, 16th and 21st July 2017

    Sit back and enjoy the quintessential English tradition of afternoon tea while seated in one of the luxury carriages of the Cornish Belle as it travels to Boscarne Junction, Bodmin Parkway then back to Bodmin General. Homemade scones, jam and cream are served with tea or coffee (contact us if you have any dietary preferences).

    ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please note these trains do get booked up early, so book now to avoid disappointment.

    TICKETS: ADULTS £19.50 each and CHILDREN £10 each.

    For more dates please visit http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk/events/fullevent/51


     

  • Perranporth

    Tunes in The Dunes - Perranporth

    The largest beach festival in Cornwall ready to host rock legends - 2016 details show - see web for updates.

    Perranporth beach is hosting the Tunes in the Dunes festival on the May Bank Holiday. Set to be one of the biggest festivals on the summer calendar

    The festival is the brainchild of Tommy Job, director of Perranporth’s Watering Hole, which has quickly become Cornwall’s leading live music venue and boasts the title of the UK’s only bar on a beach. In collaboration with long time festival organiser’s Ben Hall and Ian Whittaker of Electric Beach and The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival, the threesome have created an opportunity for audiences across the UK to witness some of their favourite acts in a unique setting overlooking the Atlantic and nestled against the sand dunes of Perranporth bay. Job says “After 35 years of success at the Watering Hole it is great to see something major happening on the sands of Perranporth Beach, it’s an amazing opportunity for us to give back to the local community’s support and look forward to bringing in the thousands to share our special location with.”

    Over the three days, Tunes in the Dunes is also hosting the British Longboard Champs and with key beer sponsor Korev Lager and cider sponsor Rattler, attendees will be able to sit back and relax with a drink, great music and surf during the day. For ticket prices of £85 for the whole weekend and day tickets starting at £30 available it is a not to be missed May Bank Holiday party for the whole family!

    Perranporth Beach
    Perranporth
    Cornwall
    TR6 6JN

    Visit WEBSITE

  • St. Just

    Lafrowda Festival - St. Just

    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, 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.

    Lafreowda Festival
    Market Square
    St Just
    Penzance
    Cornwall
    TR19 7HD

    01726 888160

    Visit WEBSITE

  • Padstow

    Vintage Rally & Country Fair - Padstow

    The Padstow Vintage Rally has been successfully running for many years, each year growing bigger and bigger with more and more taking place.

    The rally takes place on the outskirts of Padstow and features live entertainment on both Friday & Saturday night in the beer tent with entertainment around the site on all 3 days. There is also the Entertainment provided in our main ring which is surrounded by a selection of food and trade stands. The Entertainment this year includes Musical Ruth from BGT, Xtreme Falconry, Fingle Dingle Comedy Car Clow Shwon.  For the children there is Bubbl Ology, clowns and magicians.

    The Padstow Vintage Rally & Country Fair strives on being one step ahead and you will find not only a number of traditional exhibits from tractors, cars, stationary engines, steam engines and bikes, plus static displays and demonstrations from spoon carvers, chainsaw artists, willow weavers and Blacksmiths.  The country side corner including a selection of rare breeds, horses, and a pet’s corner, plus reenactments and displays from all aspects of the bygone years.  

    You will be able to choose from a number of Food & Drink Stalls to suit your requirements located around the field serving Day & Night. There is also an onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & Full evening meals next to the beer tent which offers a great selection of drinks for all tastes and includes our own beer festival offering local real ales from across the region.

    If you would be interested in joining us for all three days the camping field adjoins the main field and has water, toilets and an Elson point for your use. Camping will cost the minimal amount of £10.00 per tent/caravan per night, and what’s more you will also benefit from a reduced entrance fee for the event. I hope you will be able to join us and continue making Padstow Vintage Rally and Country Fair one of the most successful Rallies in Cornwall.

    See the WEBSITE for regular updates on activities throughout the weekend.

    Treator Farm
    Treator
    Padstow
    Cornwall
    PL28 8RU

    01841 550442

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway & Leisure Park

    Bigjigs Rail Play Day - Lappa Valley Steam Railway & Leisure Park

    Join us for our first ever Bigjigs Rail Play Day where you can try before you buy and get access to exclusive Bigjigs offers and discounts!