Mon 9 - 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 week.
Muddy Mondays, Tehidy Woods (9 March)
This sounds the perfect way to start the week and on-brand too! 7 to 8 miles of woods, trails and coastpath – free, social, friendly and inclusive.
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).
Music, Theatre & Film
Songfest 2020 – Spectacular Songs For the Heart and Soul, Launceston (10 March) Falmouth (12 March)
The Cornwall Music Education Hub’s annual vocal showcase returns with a new set of songs for 2020, this time focussing on wellbeing and feeling good! Children from local schools will be performing in this year’s massed Songfest choir with performances by local soloists and school choirs in the first half of the show.
IMS Prussia Cove’s South West Tour, Launceston Town Hall, Launceston (9 March) & Miners & Mechanics Institute, St Agnes (10 March)
World-class classical musicians from across the world are brought to venues throughout Cornwall. This is the fourth edition of this project, featuring acclaimed musicians from the USA, Canada, Israel and the UK. Exceptional performance will be presented to appeal to audiences of all ages, engaging those who are new to classical music as well as regular attendees. Audience comments from previous tours have emphasised both the outstanding quality and the intimacy of the experience. This year’s programme will include Weber’s exuberant Clarinet Quintet alongside works by Dvorak, Schumann, the English composer Howells and the hugely entertaining work Steamboat Bill Junior, written by contemporary Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg in homage to Buster Keaton’s silent film of the same name.
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.
Under Milk Wood, The Acorn, Penzance (12 March)
Cornwall Youth Theatre Company performs Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood. Join them in the cove, in the village of the strange, the bizarre, the lost. The people we all know and love. A world of delight, gossip and regret, of varied and vivid humanity.
Cornwall Business Show, Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge (12 March)
The Cornwall Business Show is the largest, most inclusive B2B exhibition in Cornwall, bringing together a wide spectrum of industries and sectors, from small, start-up businesses to large, established companies.
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.
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.