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November 2018 Muddy Guide


November is here in all its crisp autumn loveliness! In Cornwall, the month is kicking off with fireworks and ending in Christmas fairs but there’s plenty of tempting foodie nights, live music and theatre to enjoy along the way.

Sarah McQuaid, No. 8 Cafe & Deli, Launceston, Thurs 1 Nov

Following a coast-to-coast US tour that saw her play 37 shows in seven weeks, singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid is heading straight out again for a full month of concerts from Cornwall to the Orkney Islands. She begins her tour in Launceston and will be back in Truro at the beginning of next month. With a battery of new instruments (including electric guitar, piano and drum) and a new album that’s been tipped as an early candidate for folk album of the year by magazines and blogs around the globe, Sarah’s been wowing her Stateside audiences and looks forward to doing the same on her packed 25-show UK tour.

Fistral Sessions with Ezmay Grace, Rick Stein, Fistral Beach, Newquay Fri 2 Nov

There’s not a better place in Newquay to watch the sun set and listen to some live music, than this restaurant overlooking Fistral beach. The fish and chip takeaway and curry kitchen will be open all evening, so grab a curry and a beer, pick a spot overlooking the beach and enjoy acoustic sounds from Ezmay Grace.

Woodburner Sessions at Lusty Glaze, Newquay, dates throughout Nov

The mercury may be dropping but what more excuse do you need to curl up with some vino and live music by the fire. On the line up at Lusty Glaze this month is The Sinking of The Good Ship Rosa, Matt Owens (of Noah and The Whale), Velvet & Stone, Ezmay Grace and more.

Ramen Noodle Night, Potager Garden, Constantine, Fri 2 Nov

Head to the beautiful Potager Garden in quiet Constantine for a ramen noodle night this month.  Sit down to a miso and honey glazed aubergine starter while a steaming bowl of vegetarian ramen noodles is prepared, with a choice of tasty toppings. £16.50pp

Watergate Bay Fireworks, Sat 3 Nov

On Sat 3 Nov, Watergate Bay will be lit up by an amazing fireworks display, even bigger than last year! The event is a non-profit community event, hosted by WAX (Muddy award-winning bar). There will be collections for local organisations, raffles, BMX demonstrations, music and stands selling hot drinks & food.

Firework Night at The Drifty, Driftwood Spars, St Agnes, Mon 5 Nov

Celebrate on the night itself at Driftwood Spars in St Agnes for one of our favourite nights of the year! Children’s entertainment, a giant bonfire, fireworks, great food and drink! Hog Roast, crepes, hot soup, mulled wine, mulled cider, BBQ.

Port Eliot Firework Display, Saint Germans, Mon 5 Nov

Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Firework night celebrations at Port Eliot. With live music from Vince Lee and the Big Combo, fireworks provided by The Fireworks Mining Co. and refreshments for both children and adults on tap from Ben and his team from The Treasury, it’s set to be a fantastic evening.

Bonfire & Fireworks, Heartlands, Pool, Mon 5 Nov

On Mon 5 Nov, the community is invited to join with family, friends and neighbours to enjoy an evening of fireworks, bonfire and entertainment at the 19 acre cultural playground, Heartlands. The crowds for this bonfire night event are increasing every year, so check details of parking etc and plan to arrive early.

Miners Arms Firework Display, Mithian, Mon 5 Nov

A popular local, annual bonfire and firework evening with Mulled Wine, Cider, BBQ, Soup, Fireworks and Bonfire….. Donation entry, free parking, please follow the parking stewards.

Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair, The Eden Project, Bodelva, Wed 7 – Thurs 8 Nov

The Macmillan Christmas Fair helps cancer patients across Cornwall. Last year, with your help, we raised £64,000. And since it began in 1991, the Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair has raised more than £634,000 for cancer support throughout the county.

Winter Fair, The Old Coastguard, Mousehole, Fri 9 Nov

Like last year, The Old Coastguard will be bringing together some of the hugely talented designers & makes from across Cornwall. This year it will be on Fri 9 Nov from 11am – 4pm, with a raffle of stall holders work raising funds for local charity West Cornwall Women’s Aid.

o-region and Palores Productions presents HIRETH, St Just Miner’s Chapel, 9 – 17 Nov

1914. Geevor, West Cornwall. Harry Elton is starting a new life below ground mining for tin. Across the channel, a Great war rages. When the British Army arrive with an unexpected offer, Harry and his friends swap the dirty, dark and dangerous tunnels of Geevor for the deadly underground warzone beneath the Western front. This epic new production tells the untold story of Cornwall’s forgotten war heroes and the unique impact they had on the First World War. Featuring music from Seth Lakeman, a cast of professional actors and a community chorus, HIRETH marks the centenary of the end of World War 1 in St Justs’ Grade 2 listed Miners Chapel.

A Sailed Ship Feast, The Kitchen, Falmouth, Fri 9 Nov

A special feast night in conjunction with New Dawn Traders, where cargo shipped under sail will be cooked up and served to celebrate and showcase fresh produce from overseas, while highlighting the environmental impact of shipping container transportation. The food is being cooked by the rave-reviewed chaps at The Kitchen, with a port and cheese tasting after party. All feasters get a bottle of olive oil shipped on the Bessie-Ellen included in the ticket price. Feast £30 pp/ Port & Cheese £10
Live Music at The Wateringhole, Perranporth, various dates from Fri 9 Nov
Head to one of Cornwall’s buzziest live music venues to see some top acts this November. Gracing the sandy stage this autumn are Ferris & Sylvester, Darkzy, Arrested Development, Wheatus and Coco and the Butterfields.
Cornwall Film Festival, The Poly, Falmouth, Fri 9 – Sun 11 Nov
Cornwall Film Festival returns in 2018 for its 17th Edition with the theme of RESISTANCE. Cornwall Film Festival is a hotbed for talent discovery and a key annual event for emerging filmmakers to meet alongside eminent personalities from the world of media. The festival attracts passionate film audiences with an International film programme, masterclasses, speakers, director Q&A’s, as well as homegrown Cornish talent.
Danny Boyle’s Pages of the Sea, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Sun 11 Nov
On selected beaches around the UK, over the course of several hours, a portrait of an individual from the First World War will emerge from the sand. And then, as the tide rises, be washed away as we take a moment to say a collective goodbye. Poet Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem especially for the event, to be read by individuals, families and communities on the day. You can also get involved in creating artwork in the sand using stencils of portraits at the beaches.
Martha Tilston, The Poly, Falmouth, 16 Nov
The wonderful Martha Tilston will be playing this November at The Poly – this one will sell fast so book early to avoid disappointment! Martha Tilston has been working her magic in the music industry now for over 17 years and with each and every album this becomes more and more evident. Her live performances have received huge acclaim and this evening will be no exception.

City of Lights, Truro, 21 Nov

The biggest lights switch on event outside of London. Each year City of Lights attracts an audience of 30,000 people, serenaded by at least 100 local musicians and dancers and showcasing over 600 lanterns, made by local artists, school children, college students and community members, using simple materials (withy and paper) to create lanterns large and small. The theme for 2017 is ‘Remember’.

Vegan Supper, The Old Coastguard, Mousehole, Fri 23 Nov

To celebrate #WorldVeganMonth this November The Old Coastguard is hosting their first Vegan Supper. Head Chef, Matt Smith, has designed a menu to celebrate produce, seasonality, and flavour, achieving the same depth of flavour, thought and understanding that would go into a meat or fish dish.

Healey’s Christmas Market, Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, Newquay, 24 Nov

Healey’s Christmas Markets will run every weekend from 24 Nov until 23 Dec. With arts, crafts, food and plenty of Cornish cyder, the markets are set against the beautiful backdrop of a working farm. A family experience with cobbled courtyards lit with magical lights, freshly cut Christmas trees, choirs, carols singers, farm animals, tractor rides, Sunday roasts and mulled cyder.

Natty 10th Anniversary Show, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Sat 24 Nov

San Francisco born, London raised artist Natty is a treasured icon of the UK’s music scene. Celebrating his 10 year anniversary since exploding onto the scene in 2008 with his debut album ‘Man Like I’, Natty and his band the Rebelship have been busy remixing old classics and creating new tracks for a Limited Edition package to be released this September followed by a 20 date UK Tour in November.

Seth Lakeman, Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, Sat 24 Nov

‘The musical equivalent of the bodice-ripping blockbuster’ – The Guardian. Seth’s live show, as with everything else he does, takes the established folk orthodoxy and turns it on its head. The spirit of the rock band meets the timeless and heartfelt subject matter of the folk tale in a blur of fiddle, acoustic guitar and foot-stomping rhythms, with Seth’s unmistakable vocals riding the wave.

Bedruthan Christmas Fair, Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Newquay, Sat 24 – Sun 25 Nov


The Bedruthan Hotel Christmas Fair is back, featuring some of the most talented craftspeople and artisan makers from across the south west. Three levels of stalls including contemporary craft, art, ceramics, illustration, homewares, textiles, decor, gifts, fashion, jewellery, accessories and food and drink – there really is something for everyone.

U Studio Festival, Tate St Ives, Sat 24 Nov

A festival of art and artists, created by and for young people. See the galleries in a new light with events, activities and performance throughout the day, all curated and devised by young people. This festival is the culmination of our Tate Collective Creative Workshops. Aimed at young people but everyone is welcome.

St Ives Shanty Shout, venues around St Ives, Fri 23 – Sat 24 Nov

The festival name comes from the Cornish tradition of singing sessions in Pubs and is back for its third year. an unforgettable weekend of sea shanty singing, from some of the best groups in the land, over the weekend of 23/24 November 2018. The event is hosted by Bamaluz Bootleggers, with sponsorship from local businesses and will feature more than 20 groups singing at multiple venues in the town, supporting Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Christmas Fair and Meet Santa, Landal Gwel an Mor, Portreath, Sat 24 Nov

Come along to Landal Gwel an Mor for a glittering Christmas Fair and get yourself in the festive spirit! The Christmas Fair is free to attend and you’ll be able to pick up some special gifts from local producers, we’ll have food and drink on sale and there will be plenty of entertainment and fun! Santa and his real reindeer will be flying in for little ones to meet so make sure you book your slots before he sells out.

A Dickensian Christmas on tour, various dates and locations from Tues 27 Nov

1869, Victorian London. The household staff of 48 Doughty Street gather on Christmas Eve for a tradition long carried out, but seldom spoke about. That is until the arrival of an unexpected visitor in the winter cold. All he wants is a room for the night, and in return, he’ll entertain with his finest festive stories. But what’s the catch? A Dickensian Christmas is a festive story-telling romp through some of English literature’s most loved Christmas fables, poetry and music from Dickens to Hans Christen Anderson. Tour begins in Bodmin and Boscastle.

Christmas Wreath Workshops, Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, Weds 28 and Fri 30 Nov

What’s more festive that a wreath making class with a mince pie or two? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. So join us in the barn with British Master Florist Karen Egan of Floral Creations Cornwall to create your own gorgeous wreath to hang on your door. £39.50pp

Cornish Christmas Market, Godolphin Arms, Marazion, Thurs 29 Nov

Looking for the perfect present? Why not join us on Thursday 29th November at the Godolphin Arms between 2PM-8PM for our Cornish Christmas market. We will have an array of gifts by local makers, artists and creators – we hope to see you there!

Christmas Open Studios, Krowji, Redruth, Fri 30 Nov  – Sun 2 Dec

Krowji Christmas Open Studios will take place on the first weekend of December. Join us for an open evening on Friday 30th November 5pm-9pm with festive entertainment and the event will continue 10am-5pm on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December.  Open Studios is one of the rare opportunities to see inside the studios at Krowji, meet the makers and buy work direct from artists. Visit 60 artists, makers and designers opening their studio doors to the public for this free and festive event.

William The Conqueror, Old Bakery Studios, Truro, Fri 30 Nov

Ruarri Joseph returns to Truro with Cornish trio William The Conqueror on November 30th. Book early this will be a busy one! The indie-rock three piece sees Ruarri joined by bassist Naomi Holmes and drummer Harry Harding, channelling classic blues and roots through a grunge/indie filter, with diverse influences including The Doors, Ryan Adams and The Lemonheads.

Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair, Guildhall, St Ives, Fri 30 Nov  – Sun 2 Dec

Etsy Made Local St Ives is part of the Etsy Made Local nationwide initiative with events taking place nationwide over the first weekend in December. Organised by a team of local Etsy sellers, there will be 40 stalls selling high quality products and gifts, live music & cocktails on Friday night and a pop up cafe on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s focus will be on sustainable and plastic free products. FREE ENTRY. Children, Dog and buyers friendly.


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