Things to do in January 2019
Ice Skating at Eden, The Eden Project, Bodelva, Weds 23 Jan – 24 Feb
Eden’s glittering ice rink – the only indoor rink in Cornwall – is open until 24 Feb. The prices for general sessions are: £7 per adult (aged 16+), £6 per child, £24 per family (any combination of four people). Please note that a valid Eden admission ticket is required for all the sessions, in addition to the ticket for the relevant session.
Wildwood Kin, Whiskers, Newquay, Thurs 24 Jan
Wildwood Kin are one of the UK’s top folk/indie music acts and ambassadors for the mens mental health charity Calm. They are back at Whisker’s for another show. On the night they will be hoping to raise money and awareness for Calm. This charity gives help and support to males battling with mental health illnesses. There will be a prize raffle on the evening for you all to take part in and donation boxes for you to contribute to.
Seasonal Feast, Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, Fri 25 Jan
Shrug off those winter blues and join the team at the winery for a delicious feast of seasonal specials. Knightor’s chefs have crafted a menu full of local delicacies and a unique spin on classic winter warmers, adding a healthy twist to the comforting recipes you know and love. Tickets are £20 per person and include nibbles followed by a 3 course feast.
Alternative Burns Night, Travellers Rest, Newquay, Fri 25 Jan
See the absolutely awesome James Dixon and The Sinking of the Good Ship Rosa at the Travellers Rest’s alternative Burns Night. As well as the address to the Haggis and a Scottish themed specials menu. If anything its an excuse to get out and shrug off those January blues!! If you feel like it, wear something Scottish to mark the occasion. Slainte!
Gong Sound Bath, Ekam Studio, Cambourne, Fri 25 Jan
Ali guides you to settle, relax and breathe into the space before setting your sankalpa (intention) for the session. Laying snug and supported in shavasana there is nothing more for you to do; just surrender into an ocean of sound, created by the majestic gong as well as singing bowls & elemental instruments. As we bathe in sound the brain waves entrain, moving towards states of consciousness such as deep relaxation, meditation and insight.
Burns Night at The Pandora Inn, Restronguet, Fri 25 Jan
Dine on a selection of scrumptious Scottish dishes from the specials board on Burns’ Night. Not to mention the Pandora’s extensive range of whiskies too!
Jazz Revival Lounge, Old Bakery Studios, Truro, Sat 26 Jan
Another incredible evening, with local award winning singer Andy Marshall (1940’s swing) and The Simon Latarche Quartet. This is a seated event, classic speak easy club layout, bistro tables, inspired by the infamous Ronnie Scott’s jazz club.
Bikelights: Flying Circus, Wadebridge, Sat 26 Jan
Now in its fifth year, this community spectacle is set to be bigger and better than ever – with more than 700 bikes and a host of newly commissioned artists’ bikes on the theme of Flying Circus – featuring elephants, flying trapeze, fire sculptures and magnificent illuminated creations of all shapes and sizes. This is the most enormous fun, not only do you get to create brilliant illuminated bikes, but you also get to go on an unforgettable bike ride in the dark with your family, surrounded by the most enchanting glittering lights and laughter.
The Healing Light Festival, Heartlands, Redruth, Sat 26- Sun 27 Jan
A Cornish mind, body and spirit weekend at Heartlands. A showcase for Cornwall based complementary therapists, with readings, mediums, stalls and much more. Other highlights include free talks and workshops -music, face-painting and live music. The event supports Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Ravenswell, raising funds for a Wildlife Hospital in Cornwall. £2pp
Plan Bee Art Exhibition, Eden Project, 26 Jan – 17 Mar 2019 (except 28-29 Jan)
Featuring work by Kurt Jackson, Wolfgang Buttress and Amy Shelton, this insightful exhibition of science and contemporary art presents new views on bees and other native pollinators: their vital role, their extraordinary lives, their plight and the story of our native dark honey bees (Apis mellifera mellifera) and the role they play. Plan Bee brings together a wide range of collaborators from many disciplines connected by their passion to save our pollinators. Free with Eden admission.
Pop-up Brunch with Mint Pods, Roo’s Beach, Sun 27 Jan
Roo’s Beach’s first Pop-Up Brunch of the year. Enjoy delicious sandwiches, cakes, Origin coffee and hot drinks from the Roo’s Beach Coffee Shop. Don’t miss your chance to try the delicious Flu Fighter juice, a zingy mix of Orange, Carrot, Pineapple, Ginger & Turmeric! This juice is packed with goodness to help you fight sniffles and to give your body a well deserved reboot for this new year! Penny from Mintpods will be there too, bringing you plants for your garden and home, as well as inspiration, style and design. Also for sale on the day will be her plant of the month, Melianthus Major, a lush and unusual tropical sub-plant for the garden.
Seed Sunday Workshop, The Fish Factory, Penryn, Sun 27 Jan
Following the success of ‘In Our Hands’ The Fish Factory is hosting another food and land related event. Fred and Ronja from Vital Seeds will be holding a seed saving workshop (4-5.30pm) followed by a screening of ‘Seed – an untold story’ and a talk from seed saving experts (6.30-9.30pm). There will also be hot soup served from 6pm and the Fish Factory Cafe will be open for drinks and snacks!
I’m Not Running – National Theatre Live, Newlyn Film House, Newlyn, Thurs Jan 31
I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’.
An evening with Steve from Colwith Farm Distillery, Talland Bay Hotel, Thurs 31 Jan
Talland Bay Hotel welcomes Steve Dustow from Colwith Farm Distillery for a special event on Thurs 31 Jan. He’ll be sharing the story of how he went about building Cornwall’s first ‘plough to bottle’ gin and vodka distillery and making Talland Bay Number One with potatoes grown on the family farm. The evening will begin with welcome canapés and an Aval Dor vodka cocktail (Aval Dor is Cornish for potato). You’ll then enjoy a gin inspired menu, concocted by head chef, Nick Hawke, accompanied by a range of gins. £80pp
Just over the border, don’t miss…
Matilda the Musical, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Tues 15 Jan – Sat 16 Feb
The multi award-winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company arrives in Devon this month and, if the hype is to be believed, it’s one not to miss. The story, inspired by Roald Dahl’s much-loved book, is that of a little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Book it, pronto!