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This Week

Mon 2 - Sun 8 Dec


Surfer and artist James Midwinter is holding a solo exhibition at super stylish Open in Wheal Kitty, St Agnes. We love his minimalist Cornish photography (below). Opens 5 Dec, runs until Jan.

You can also catch Tate St Ives in Colour – a new immersive and interactive light installation by Peter Hudson. Take control of the colour and intensity of the light by playing with the sphere, creating cycles of colour and pulses of light inside + outside (Until 5 Jan)

Tate St Ives © Kirstin Prisk

Far & Wild in Perranporth hosts their Winter Exhibition from 6 December, which includes sculptor John Maltby, who has created twelve new ceramic sculptures for the show, and mixed media artist Simon Pooley whose evocative works of Cornwall (below) bring together form and colour as a creative response to those ‘small internal voices which cry out for expression from time to time’. (6 Dec – 10 Jan)


Oh No It Isn’t! by the Ha-Hum-Ah Theatre, The Old Library, Bodmin (until 22 Dec) is a moving play set in the dressing room of a moth-eaten, regional theatre and it’s the final performance.  The actors playing the ugly sisters are the best of sisters onstage but the worst of friends off it. Backstage tensions threaten to boil over onstage. Will the egotism, one-up-manship and politics remain confined to the dressing room? Will the ugly sisters keep the professional professional and the personal personal? Not your usual panto, this has layers, and soul. We recommend.

Treasure Island, Wadebridge Town Hall, 4-7 Dec

A collaboration between Hopeful Monsters: A Wadebridge Theatre Company and Wadebridge Town Council, this promises to be a swashbuckling evening of laughter, slapstick, songs and shenanigans for all the family.


Padstow Christmas Festival, Padstow, Thurs 5 – Sun 8 Dec

Atul Kochhar, the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star, will be joining the team of chef A-listers at Cornwall’s largest food festival, Padstow Christmas Festival, an annual celebration of food, drink and all things Christmas. The festival is free to attend and will be opened by Nathan Outlaw in the Sharp’s Chefs’ Theatre at midday on Thursday 5 December. Includes a huge Christmas market, dozens of chef demos on two stages, a lantern parade, fun run, firework display, food stalls and much more. Park & Ride is available.

Watchful Mary Crowd-Ins get going Weds 4 Dec (then Weds to Sat nights in December) with winter warmers, live music and (hopefully) sunset views from cool new bar on the seawall at Watergate Bay Hotel. Follow your nose to the bottom of sea lane for warm, spiced cider, Atlantic Pudding Gin with ginger beer and Cointreau orange hot chocolate as well as live music and open-air pizzas on the deck when (if) it’s not raining. Also look out for the Laurent Perrier x Watchful champagne cocktails on the deck. Blankets provided!

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