The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Cornwall Edition

What’s on guide: Thurs 17 – Wed 23 Mar

16 Mar 2016

Pintxo opening night, Fowey Thur 17 Mar

IMG_3077What Fowey needs is a tapas bar right? Your wish is my command. Ok, well I can’t take any of the credit, obvs, that’s 100% down to Chris Williams and Melissa Love who bring you Fowey’s newest place to eat drink and be merry – Pintxo and it’s opening tonight for sangria, vinos, cervazas and tapas finas.

Give it a go and let me know what you think.

6pm, Pintxo, 38 The Esplanade, Fowey PL23 1HY

 

Nordic walking taster, Trelissick Garden, King Harry Fri 18 Mar and workshop Sun 20 Mar

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Walk Kernow are offering a drop in Nordic Walking taster session at Trelissick Garden on Friday 12:30 – 1pm, pop down in your lunch break. If you enjoy the taster, why not book on to their next workshop on Sunday morning? They are offering a three hour session teaching the basics of how to Nordic Walk. 

£30, 10-1pm, Walk Kernow, Trelissick Garden, King Harry TR3 6QL book places via Eventbrite

The Rubbish Amazing George and Paul Show, St Austell Fri 18 Mar

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George and Paul invite you to a night off from the X-factor on Friday at The Old Press Gallery in St Austell. Instead you can enjoy a night of animation, a night of illustration, and most importantly free wine, and nibbles. I’m so shallow. Hopefully no nose picking tho. Free entry, no need to book either.

7-9pm, The Old Press Gallery, 10 Biddicks Court, St Austell PL25 5EW

Into the Hoods: Remixed, Hall for Cornwall, Truro Fri 18 – Sat 19 Mar

event_media-banner_lrgWant to earn a few cool factor brownie points and get down wid tha kidzzzz? Here’s a hip-hop fairytale your tween muddies will love: Into the Hoods: Remixed is the newly revamped version of the award-winning production that stormed the West End in 2008. After an opening run in London, the show hits Truro on Friday with all the wit and charm of the original, new choreography, a remixed soundtrack and fresh designs.

The trailer for this one is pretty impressive – watch here.

Set in the ‘Ruff Endz Estate’, the story follows two lost school children who have been tasked to find an iPhone as white as milk, trainers as pure as gold, a hoodie as red as blood and some weave as yellow as corn. Along the way, they meet DJ Spinderella, wannabe singer Lil Red, vivacious rapper Rap-On-Zel, budding music producer Jaxx and embark upon a storybook adventure into the heart of a pulsating community.

From £13, 7:30pm (Fri), 2:30pm (Sat), Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro TR1 2LL

Rebel with a course, The old Coast Guard, Mousehole Fri 18 Mar

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Ok foodies – head down to The Old Coastguard on Friday, escape the world of wine (yes really) and tumble head first into the zeitgeist that is craft beer. Yes I did say craft beer, but stay with me girls!

‘Champion Beer of Cornwall’ co-founder Rob Lowe and head brewer Matt Pascoe of Rebel Brewing Company will be talking hops, bubbles, malts, stouts and the idiosyncrasies of naming far flung beers made in the very bottom of Cornwall.

Add to that, canapés, and then a four course beer flight – Brill, brioche crumb, apple, oyster dressing (Fal Oyster Stout), rosary goat’s cheese, piccalilli and puffed barley (Rebel Gold); Fallow deer, braised cabbage, onions, semi dried grapes with fermented chanterelles (80 Shillings) and, chocolate and cake, toasted cinnamon meringue and banana (Mexi-cocoa)

A few tickets are still available (last time I checked). Call on 01736 731 222 or email bookings@oldcoastguardhotel.co.uk

£38, 6:30pm, Old Coastguard Hotel, The Parade, Mousehole TR19 6PR 

Sport Relief, various locations Fri 18 – Sun 20 Mar

SR logo thumbnail 735x428Doing your bit for charrridee this weekend? Check out a list of local venues here

Falmouth Spring Flower Show, Falmouth Sat 19 -Sun 20 Mar

narcissus-pseudonarcissus-324105_1280Hello Spring, good riddance Winter! Head down down to the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth this weekend and enjoy the array of spring flowers heralding the end of the dreary months of winter. The Falmouth Spring Flower Show is first in a line of successive flower shows, showcasing the best of Cornwall spring flowers.

On show are tender and rare plants, Bonsais, Orchids, and of course, the humble daff. There’ll be experts on hand to answer your queries, specialist plants for sale and refreshments. Exhibitors include anyone with a love of flora and fauna from big nurseries and public gardens to local residents with private gardens.

£3, 10:30 am Sat/ 10am Sun, Princess Pavillion, 41 Melvill Rd, Falmouth TR11 4AR

Boris Godunov, ROH Live, Regal Cinema, Wadebridge Mon 21 Mar

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Richard Jones directs Bryn Terfel in a new production of Musorgsky’s magnificent opera Boris Godunov on the perils of power. The Royal Opera House will broadcast live to cinemas around the world at 7:15pm on Monday, and you can catch Boris at the Regal in Wadebridge.

Based on the play of the same name, the opera is inspired by the true story of the Russian Tsar who ruled the country at the end of the 16th century. In Musorgsky’s version of the tale, Boris comes to power by supposedly murdering the true heir, the nine-year-old Tsarevich Dmitry. He rules Russia well, but his people suspect that the series of famines that have swept through the Kingdom are divine punishment.

Freebie alert: Download the Boris Godunov Digital Programme using the promo code FREEBORIS and enjoy a range of specially selected films, articles, pictures and features.

£15, 7:15pm The Regal, The Platt, Wadebridge, PL27 7AD

Tate Talk, St Ives Tue 22 Mar

Picture by Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian Three new spring exhibitions by Alice Channer, Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Linder at The Hepworth Wakefield in Wakefield opens to the general public on Saturday, 16th of February, 2013. The three contemporary artists make work in response to the legacy of Barbara Hepworth. For more information contact the Hepworth Press Ofiice on 01924 247363

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The Tate St Ives is featuring a talk by British artist Alice Channer in honour of the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (Tuesday). Channer will speak mostly on her own practice, drawing parallels to aspects of the work of Hepworth.

£5, 5:30pm School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives TR26 1NG

Due South, National Maritime Museum, Falmouth Wed 23 Mar

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On Wednesday, artist John Kelly presents the reality of Antarctica, not just a visual record, but an account of the emotions and fleeting thoughts of life in the freezer. As selected artist and writer with the British Antarctic Survey in 2004 and with the Scott Polar Research Institute in 2014 John’s work catalogues moments in time experienced during his journeys to the last great wilderness.

£7, 6:30pm National Maritime Museum, Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY

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