Top 9 Things To Do In Cornwall This Week
Fancy some end-of-the-month fun? Of course you do! There’s loads to be had in Cornwall this week including art, jewellery and Japanese cookery workshops, gigs from two of the county’s biggest music names and even dash of life-affirming nudity. Take your pick…
Japanese Cookery Workshops, Brian Etherington Meats, Thurs 23 & Sat 25 Feb
Brian Etherington Meats is hosting sought-after chef Naoko Kashiwagi (of Naoko’s Kitchen) for two sushi-making workshops this week. On Thursday evening and Saturday lunchtime, Naoko will be sharing a little history of sushi, then teaching the practical skills to make your own, which you can then enjoy scoffing. Naoko also runs super-popular sushi courses at Philleigh Way, the next of which is already fully booked. (£32 pp)
Embrace: A Documentary, The Phoenix Theatre, Falmouth, Sat 25 Feb
This inspiring documentary is the passion project of Taryn Brumfitt, founder of the Body Image Movement. It’s the outcome of a global journey on which she interviewed many women from different cultures, backgrounds, sizes and shapes 91% of whom hated their bodies. Having learned to love her own curves, Taryn is on a mission to empower her follow sisters to do the same. Cheers to that!
Yoga and Ayurveda for Women’s Health, Limehouse Yoga, Mount, Sun 26 Feb
This bespoke day retreat is just for the girls and back by popular demand. Held at the beautiful Limehouse Yoga Studio in Mount and run by popular local teacher Aimee Stapleford, the day includes gentle physical yoga practice, meditation and relaxation and covers a host of really important female life-stage topics, from menstrual to mental health. 10am-4pm, £65.
Silver Jewellery Making Workshop, Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Sun 26 Feb
I’ve always fancied making my own jewels so this course, held in the sea-view craft room at Bedruthan Hotel, massively appeals to me. The workshop is led by Cornwall-based jewellery design Sarah Drew, who’s written three books on the subject and covers skills from soldering to annealing and texturing silver. It costs £80pp, including lunch and materials to make at least three pieces on the day.
Young Artists Workshop, St Ives School of Painting, Sun 26 Feb
Do you have a budding young artist in the family? Every other Sunday, St Ives School of Painting welcomes 13-18 year olds, offering a chance to learn from their tutors and get creative in the famous Porthmeor Studios. An amazing experience and just £5 for a four-hour session. They also run sessions for 5-12 year olds one Sunday a month.
Fisherman’s Friends, Hall for Cornwall, Sun 26 Feb
Hall for Cornwall is the final stop on the Fisherman’s Friends Winter Warmer Tour. The 10-man shanty-singing group from Port Issac are lifelong friends and have all been fishermen, lifeboatmen and coastguards at some stage. Their ever-expanding repertoire includes traditional songs of the sea, handed down through the generations as well as a full catch of new material.
Pancake Day with Proper Pancakes at Firebrand, Tues 28 Feb
If you can’t be bothered with the flour and fuss, head out for a pancake feast on Shrove Tuesday at Launceston’s Firebrand Bar and Restaurant. They’ve teamed up with Proper Pancake’s Nicky on a menu of stacked American pancakes with decadent toppings, such as Kookie Cream Tea, Hopped Up Triple Choc and Blueberry Blast. Nicky also shared some of her top-secret recipes with Muddy. If you are in the mood for a little flipping and tossing, find them here.
Heligan Locals’ Pass, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, throughout March
To celebrate being open to the public for the past 25 years, The Lost Gardens of Heligan are once again offering an exclusive locals’ pass to residents of Cornwall and Devon. The passes are available throughout March for the price of a single garden entry. This is well worth snapping up if you enjoy visiting Cornwall’s gorgeous gardens, since Heligan has a great programme of events on offer throughout the year and it’s lovely to see how the garden changes from season to season.
Seth Lakeman, Hall for Cornwall, Wed 1 Mar
Always a sellout when he comes home to Cornwall, the Southwest’s favourite folk singer is performing at Hall for Cornwall this week. Seth Lakeman is an award-winning folk-singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and his latest album Ballads of a Broken Few combines his dynamic song-writing and playing. He will be supported by Irish folk and roots group The Henry Girls, whose Celtic harmonies and folkish melodies have earned the sisters huge acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Book quickly if you fancy it, as seats are already limited.