What’s on guide Thurs 25 Feb – Wed 2 Mar
As You Like It, Regal Cinema, Wadebridge Thurs 25 Feb
Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, and by the wonders of modern technology, beamed straight to us in Wadebridge on Thursday night. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.
7pm, From £10 The Regal, The Platt, Wadebridge PL27 7AD
Street Food Fest II, Truro Fri 26 and Sat 27 Feb
Following a successful Street Food Fest I back in October, SFFII is here this Friday and Saturday with 16 pop up restaurants from the furthest and most diverse corners of our county (and further afield). There will also be a licensed bar and live music from some amazingly talented Cornish folk. Best place to taste top quality street food and listen to good music.
Imbalance, St Ives Guildhall, St Ives Fri 26 Feb
It is rare nowadays not to check your emails or social media at every opportunity – the breakfast table, nights out with friends, even in bed (guilty as charged m’lud!)…
On Friday, fusing dance and circus, Joli Vyann presents Imbalance: a thought-provoking performance that explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are ‘in’ or ‘out’ of balance?
7.30pm £8, St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-Pol, St Ives TR26 2DS – tickets on the door or from Cornish Riviera Box Office
Gary Delaney, Calstock Arts, Calstock Sat 27 Feb
A regular on BBC 2’s Mock The Week and 5Live’s Seven Day Saturday, Gary Delaney hits Calstock Arts in Calstock this Saturday. Not for the easily offended says the flyer, so perhaps not one to take the inlaws to. His new tour show is billed as not only great for people who like lots of jokes but also fun for people who enjoy getting offended by jokes too. I didn’t know that he is also the writer behind 8 Out Of 10 Cats and A League Of Their Own.
8pm £15 Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, PL18 9QX
Tuff Enough Urban Survivor, Falmouth Sun 28 Feb
Are you tuff enough? You might want to mitigate all that scoffing you did at SFFII Friday and Saturday, and take part in this: Urban Survivor
You can take part to compete if your serious, or to complete if you are, like me a little under condition – what ever you chose though, you’ll face least 40 obstacles that will force you to face your fears.
Seriously not for the faint hearted the 8km course take runners through the streets, parks and coastline of Falmouth, negotiating massive obstacles both man-made and natural along the way, including a rope traverse of Gyllyngvase Beach, before facing Falmouth’s ice cold sea, a 50m swim followed by a 100 metre slog through the cold surf, sandbags from hell and a military PTI to put them through their paces!
There’s also a junior version (Tuff Nutt) on the Satuday.
With lots of other obstacles along the way, this is no doubt one of the toughest challenges a runner can face. If you can’t drag your arse out of bed this time princess, tell yourself you’ll make the next,World’s End, Penzance in May – details here
8:30am, £52 Urban Survivor, Draceana Centre, Dracaena Ave, Falmouth TR11 2ES
Ithell Colquhon: Image and Imagination, Penlee Gallery, Penzance until 19 Mar
If you’re part of the Penzance massive (Penzance, PR18, Mousehole, Newlyn) you can enjoy entrance to the Penlee Gallery free of charge. Readers further afield, fear not, for less than a fiver you can take in Ithell Colquhon: Image and Imagination. An under-known artist drawn by the ‘Gaelic melodies’ of West Penwith, (that’s what is says in the brochure) she captured the beauty of nature in her paintings a from the solitude a simple hut in the Lamorna Valley. I’d like one of those. Colquhoun’s art combined naturalistic painting with experiments in surrealism and abstraction. This exhibition showcases a selection of pictures spanning her six decade artistic career.
Good to know: Penlee offer Family drop-in workshops, every Saturday from 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Janis: Little Girl Blue, The Poly, Falmouth Wed 2 Mar
At The Poly this Wednesday, Amy Berg examines Joplin’s story in depth for the first time on film, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist.
Joplin’s own words tell much of the film’s story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, many of them made public here for the first time. Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her recordings have never left the radio or the hearts of rock fans worldwide. A new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever.
7:30pm, The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 2EG