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This Weekend

Fri 10 - Sun 12 Jan 2020

Beach Guardian Christmas Tree ‘Planting’, Constantine Bay (11 Jan)

Once you have taken your real Christmas tree down and stored your decorations away to re-use again, why not put your tree to some good use – bring them along to help the Beach Guardian team use the trees to create ‘fences’ across the dunes as the marram grass has been reduced due to erosion.

Ocean – An Exhibition for Change, Jupiter Gallery, Newlyn (10 Jan – 1 Feb)

A new exhibition raising awareness of the state of our ocean and providing positive solutions towards protecting our seas and marine wildlife opens at the Jupiter Gallery in Newlyn. Featuring stark images from Adam Hopkison-Hill and photographer Ben Lecomte’s Vortex Swim through the world’s largest concentration of ocean plastic alongside work from local marine plastic artists Dan Lewis & Mini Beach Cleaner.

Film Screening at Jupiter Gallery, Newlyn (11 Jan)

Vitamin Sea – followed by a Q&A with Lawrence Smith & Heather Koldewey – is screened as part of the Ocean exhibition at Jupiter Gallery – tickets also include a bowl of soup. Vitamin Sea documents Cal Major’s world record stand up paddleboarding (SUP) expedition from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Ocean Kids Plastic Workshop with artist Dan Lewis, Jupiter Gallery, Penzance (11 Jan)

Learn about what has washed up on our shore, whose plastic is it and who is responsible for cleaning it up. We’ll explore colours, tones and textures to create brightly coloured flat-lay images from coastal microplastics!

Cardinham Woods Winter Series (5k 12 Jan) 

First of the Winter Series (3 different timed trail events on 3 different routes over 3 months) starting in Jan with a 5km round the gorgeous Cardinham Woods.

There is still time over at The Eden Project to catch Unbounded which explores Cornwall’s social and environmental landscapes and how humans impact on it (Until 26 Jan).

Végh Memorial Concert, St John’s Hall, Penzance (10 Jan)

Every year a group of musicians taught by IMS Prussia Cove’s founder – the great Hungarian violinist Sándor Végh – come together to rehearse and perform in his memory – this year listen to Beethoven String Quartet Op.59, No.1 and Beethoven String Quartet Op.132.

Edd Bateman West African Love Affair, Tolmen Centre Constantine (10 Jan)

Diamonds, Gold & Mobile Phones is the second, self- produced album by Edd Bateman’s West African Love Affair. With a driving combo of guitar, bass drums and Kora, expect African heartbeats to set your pulse racing and to dance until you can’t stand – Café is from 6pm, booking essential.

Photo credit Travis Elborough

Further Afield

Sea Garden, RAMM museum, Exeter, until Sun 26 Jan

A vibrant, contemporary exhibition exploring the female-gendered relationship with the ocean and seaweed, featuring works from artists such as photographer Susan Derges, Dorothy Cross and Lucy Skaer.

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