Fri 13 - Sun 15 March 2020
Short on ideas but want some darn good fun this week? Read on for Muddy’s curated guide to What’s On in Cornwall this weekend.
Beach Guardian Beach Clean, Harlyn/Cornish Arms St Merryn (14 March)
The Beach Guardian’s weekly beach clean is at Harlyn Bay in collaboration with Rick Stein’s pub, The Cornish Arms. Either meet in the car park of the Cornish Arms at 2pm and join the guided walk across the footpaths, or meet at Harlyn at 3pm on the beach. After the beach clean, hot drink and Rick Stein chocolate brownies are provided back at the pub. All equipment will be provided and Beach Guardian will remove everything collected.
10 miler Guided Trail Run, Porthtowan (15 March)
Lunada Mountain And Coastpath Running- Run Together Guided trail Run from Porthtowan to St Agnes and back, incorporating Chapel Porth, Wheal Coates, the Beacon, Park Shady etc. £5 each.
Par Duathlon: The Hare – Cornish Tri Series I (15 March)
5k closed road bike circuit and panoramic views along the stunning coastal run route – Par Duathlon is a treat, whether you are a hare or a tortoise.
Great Nurdle Hunt, Polkerris Beach (15 March)
Nurdles are those little plastic pellets you see on the beach mixed in with the sand. Like other plastics, nurdles can be mistaken for food by marine wildlife like seabirds, fish, and crustaceans. This week is the Global Great Nurdle Hunt and events are being hosted to help clean up Cornwall’s beaches.
This event at Polkerris is Turn The Tides first group beach clean of 2020 and Final Straw Cornwall will be bringing their Nurdle Trommel to the beach (load in the sand, spin and the nurdles are caught).
Run Falmouth Half Marathon, Falmouth (15 March)
The Falmouth Half is the 4th event in the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix Series, arranged and managed by the Falmouth Road Runners. Registrations will be accepted on the day if places are still available, pre-event places end Monday 9 March at 12pm.
Music, Theatre and Film
The Festival of Curious Puppetry, Falmouth (until 14 March)
Offering 8 unique puppetry performances, 6 inspirational evenings of talks and an exhibition showcasing puppets from around the world, come and experience the magical world of puppetry. Expect a riot of exciting shows and events to inspire and engage people of all ages in puppetry in all its forms and fancies. From clothes peg to carved exquisiteness puppets tell us their stories and open worlds of visual possibility.
Good Blood looks closely at the relationship of two sisters. Keira and Sioda use dance, live music, song and storytelling to bring hilarious, nostalgic and familiar family scenarios to the stage. Their honesty and humour sheds light on the bonds that hold us together, the people that make us who we are and the ties that bind us.
Art, exhibitions and workshops
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Weekend, Eden Project (14 and 15 March)
Enjoy a fun-packed weekend of family activities exploring Eric Carle’s big, bright timeless storybook, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™. Follow the trail, join in with the crafts and listen to storytelling inspired by Eric Carle’s famous book.
Family pop-up Sundays, Tate St Ives (15 March)
Make, play, explore and design as a family in the studio and visit the Drawing Station in the galleries. Each session has a different creative theme. Every Sunday in term time, under 18s free, no booking required.
Radical Botany, The Eden Project (until 17 May 2020)
Radical Botany explores the artist’s role in the collecting and recording of flora while uncovering stories about biodiversity, trade and extinction.
The current classification of plants, their taxonomy as we know it, is inherently linked to the acquisition of botanical collections. Artists travelling with scientists collecting evidence of newfound flora would record specimens on their travels and on their return.
Naum Gabo, Tate St Ives (until 3 May 2020)
The first extensive presentation of Naum Gabo‘s sculptures, paintings, drawings and architectural designs to be held in the UK for over 30 years opens at the Tate St Ives.
The exhibition marks the centenary of the Realistic Manifesto 1920, a set of pioneering artistic principles launched in Moscow by Gabo and his brother Antoine Pevsner. The statement declared that authentically modern art should engage with and reflect the modern age.
Drawing primarily on the complementary collections of Gabo’s work held at Tate and the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, Germany, it will focus on key themes in his work. Check out our Muddy review here.
A Sharp Pencil, Falmouth Art Gallery (until 21 March 2020)
The super sharp pencil used by Falmouth-based artist Patrick Woodroffe is the inspiration behind this celebration of all forms of drawing. Patrick’s highly detailed drawings will be displayed alongside those by his friend, Peter Markey, who shared Patrick’s quirky sense of humour but developed his own distinctive drawing style. These works will be displayed alongside pencil masterpieces drawn from Falmouth’s collection and loaned by contemporary artists.