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This Weekend

Fri 3 - Sun 5 Jan

Adrian Cox, The Acorn, Penzance (4 Jan)

World-renowned jazz clarinettist Adrian Cox and his quartet present music from their brand new album. Now Is Spring draws on Cox’s influences of New Orleans, blues and swing music.

Last chance to see Muddy favourite Kurt Jackson’s Frenchman’s Creek at the Jackson Foundation in St Just before it closes until February half term (2 – 4 Jan). Jackson created these pieces around and sometimes in the Helford River (below). The place where the woodlands meet the tide famously inspired Daphne du Maurier’s 1941 novel Frenchman’s Creek.

Big Fish Jump, Kurt Jackson

Far & Wild in Perranporth hosts their Winter Exhibition 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’. (until 10 Jan)



Over at the Tate St Ives it’s also last chance to see the Nigerian-born artist Otobong Nkanga‘s work, From Where I Standwhich showcases the performance artist’s vast portfolio as well as pieces created especially for the Tate (until 5 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

Elsewhere at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange it’s the final weekend of the unusual collaboration between surgeon Dr Grace Pailthorpe and artist Reuben Mednikoff entitled Tale of Mother’s Bonesabove, which explores duo’s experimentation with surrealism and psychoanalysis through 90 works (until 4 Jan).


Treasure Island by Miracle Theatre, Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, (until 5 Jan)

It’s closing weekend at Princess Pavilion with Yo, ho, ho and a bucket of… fun, freely adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

This epic nautical adventure story, full of swashbuckling sea shanty singing characters, will have all the saltiness of the original nineteenth-century setting with the added flavours of Miracle humour and seasonal fun.

Last chance to see the Christmas Lights in Mousehole (until 4 Jan) & Angarrack (until 5 Jan) as the festive lights get switched off for the final time for twelfth night.

Cotehele’s annual Christmas garland‘s 64th year is nearly done. Made out of 30,000 dried flowers grown on the Cotehele Estate and painstakingly created by volunteers to create a 60-foot garland that hangs in the Tudor Hall, the garland truly is a sight to behold. Open daily (runs to 5 Jan).


Eden Project 

Gaia, this touring artwork by Luke Jerram provides an incredible opportunity to view Earth as it might be seen from space, floating in three dimensions.

The sculpture aims to create a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment (until 5 Jan).


Beach Guardian New Years Beach Cleans (3-5 Jan)

Join the team at Beach Guardian for more beach cleans – all equipment provided, just check the Facebook event page for the beach and turn up willing to pick up some plastic.

Falmouth Surfers Against Sewage Beach Clean (5 Jan)

January’s Litter Pick is at Pendennis Castle – meet at 10am and get divided among the two locations. Pick up as much as you can before meeting back at 11.30am for weighing and sorting.

Lusty Glaze Sunday Sessions (5 Jan)

The hugely popular live music sessions for Sunday afternoon are back. Opening the 2020 season of residencies is the soulful Matt Penhaligon – playing live in the restaurant from 1pm every week throughout January. Reservations essential, eat your roasts alongside the perfect soundtrack.

Freedom Racing – Clowance Woods, Clowance Estate, Praze an Beeble, Camborne, TR14 0PT (5 Jan)

Run through ancient woodlands, across the lawns of a stately home, along a golf course and the shore of a lake!  This is an approximately 4-mile race of two loops within the Clowance Estate, which is not normally open to the public. (No dogs).

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1 comment on “This Weekend”

  • Martin Dilger January 4, 2020

    Love this article – so hard to find out good information about what is one all in one place – keep up the good work


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