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Superflashy Newsflash March 2021

What's hot on the block this month? Look no further. Your resident Muddy newshound has been on patrol and we have some fabulous stuff for you this month. Read on not to miss out ...

If it’s hot and happening in Cornwall you can be damn sure I’ll know about it! From new openings and pop-ups to festivals, here’s the goss this month…

Wind in the Willows Afternoon Tea at Fowey Hall Hotel

There are many who believe that Fowey Hall was the model for ‘Toad Hall’ in Kenneth Grahame’s. ‘The Wind in the Willows’.  Grahame was a frequent visitor to the Hall and eight bedrooms in the Courtyard are named after the characters in the book – so it seems fitting that the hotel is launching two new Wind in the Willows-inspired Afternoon Teas for guests to enjoy on their terrace for outdoor dining from mid April 2021 (Thurs – Sun) and then inside as well from May 2021. This special tea will be served throughout the spring and summer until the end of September and features an adult version as well as a special kids version. We can’t wait to try it out.

NEW OPENING: Kiln, Wadgebridge

Wadebridge was the runner up in our recent best places to live poll, and for good reason(s) – amongst other things it is full of gorgeous independent shops – and Port Isaac’s loss is Wadebridge’s gain next month when Kiln opens their new doors at 3 The Cedar Barn, Eddystone Street.

Breakfast and Beyond Podcast by Tia Tamblyn

Tia Tamblyn of Muddy fave, Botelet, has launched a new podcast discussing sustainability in Cornwall. Each episode of Breakfast & Beyond welcomes a guest from within the Cornish community to talk, over breakfast, about the steps they are taking within their work and home lives to embrace sustainability. Through the series guests cover a broad range of topics from food to floristry, homewares, fashion, skincare, agriculture, wellbeing and much more. Tia intends the conversations to inspire listeners to make positive shifts towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Episodes are released at the end of each month taking us on a seasonal journey through the year, and Tia shares recipes along with details of the local producers and growers whose fantastic food she usually serves up at her fab monthly breakfast clubs. Episode One features Becca Stuart of The Garden Gate Flower Company

Surfers Against Sewage – Million Mile Beach Clean

100,000 volunteers, 10 miles each, the Million Mile Beach Clean is coming! Surfers Against Sewage in St Agnes are working hard behind the scenes to emerge from the pandemic with a bang – bringing you the most ambitious and impactful beach clean campaign ever… more news when we have it.

NEW FESTIVAL: Porthilly Spirit (28-30 May)

Tickets go on sale Friday 19 March for this beautiful sounding festival in Rock, North Cornwall. Foraging. Farming. Woodfire cooking. Crafting. This is a weekend for doing. 

NEW OPENING: LIGA, Fowey

Homeware brand Liga (pronounced Leega), coveted for their clean and contemporary, sustainable collections, homeware and lifestyle opens the doors to a new concept store in Fowey this Spring. Set in a Grade 2 listed building, once a medieval bakery, the store will showcase their entire collection spanning 400 products, with the shop also featuring other inspirational, sustainable brands and bespoke products.

Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist announced

Dawn French has been longlisted for her novel Because of You in the Women’s Prize for Fiction awards, which showcase the very best writing by women for everyone – one of the most respected, celebrated and successful literary awards in the world.

NEW OPENING: Bar 45, Penzance

45 Queen Street is an old industrial warehouse in the centre of Penzance which is currently being lovingly renovated and is soon to be opening as Bar 45, the home of Tinkture (which you may recognise as one of Muddy’s fave rose gins, which comes in gorgeous brown bottles). Promising lazy brunches, candlelit shindigs, good company, music, dancing, laughter, hugging and a gentle vibe, we are looking forward to a trip when it opens on May 17.

NEW OPENING: Cloudy Bay Bar at Carbis Bay Hotel

Seafood and a cold glass of Marlborough sauvignon blanc in the hot sunshine looking out to sea – yes please. If that floats your boat, you’ll be pleased to hear the Cloudy Bay pop-up hut / beach bar is heading back to the Carbis Bay Hotel this summer, open to all, not just residents/ BoJo and chums.

FILM NEWS

BAFTA winning writer-director Mark Jenkin’s next feature, Enys Men, an ‘ecosophical horror’, has begun filming within the Cornish landscape. Produced by Denzil Monk for his Cornwall-based production company BOSENA, Enys Men is the follow-up to Bait (2019), the highly-acclaimed, award-winning drama focussing on the issues surrounding the gentrification of a small Cornish fishing village.  Follow Mark Jenkin’s series of lockdown diaries on BBC’s Radio4 The Film Programme and follow the story of the production as it unfolds on social media via #EnysMen and on @Bosenafylm.

Also filming in Cornwall recently has been the series two of the Amazon Prime version of teen books series Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz. The series stars Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure.

Over the border in Plymouth

Glitter and glow sticks at the ready! 1 Big Summer, a 3-day music event lands on Plymouth Hoe on the 28-29 August Bank Holiday, kicking off on Friday night with Ibiza Classics 2021, a full live 26-piece orchestra and a white isle soundtrack. Saturday is billed as ‘the party we’ve all been waiting for’ *yes indeedy* with headliners TBC, followed on Sunday by ‘The Great British Sausage and Cider Festival’. Day tickets start at £17.50 (Friday and Saturday) and £10 (Sunday).

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