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Mon 3 - Sun 9 Feb

Stilettos on but nowhere to go? Start your social search with our curation of the best things happening near you this week.

National Story Telling Week (1 – 8 Feb)

A nationwide extravaganza of storytelling, rekindling the lost art of oral tales. Look out for events that include local storyteller Gary Cordingley in Falmouth town centre. The retelling of Tristan & Iseult, one of the great love stories, spanning the lands and seas of Cornwall, Ireland and Brittany by highly acclaimed storyteller Katy Cawkwell picks a clear, brilliant path through this many-layered legend, touching her listeners with the excitement, beauty and tragedy of this timeless tale at The Poly on Saturday 8th to bring things to close.

Title and Deed – A Play by Will Eno, The Acorn, Penzance (6 Feb)

Laugh out loud funny one minute, powerfully poignant the next. “Oh would some Power the gift give us, to see ourselves as others see us” Robert Burns. A stranger who is “not from here” wanders on stage and speaks directly to us, talking about what divides and unites us. His monologue weaves a treasure trove of insights and inventions, leaving us – the audience – the knotty task of disentangling one from the other. Those same threads bind us to this character in a shared sense of jeopardy. We are not him, but is he, in some mirror-like way, us? A play about belonging and difference, timely for our fractured society. Expect an evening in the theatre like no other.

Performed by Philip Robinson, directed by Polly Whitfield. Catch him before this stranger “falls to earth” elsewhere in the UK, Scandinavia and North America.

The Countrymen, The Poly, Falmouth (7 Feb) 

Six seasoned musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as some original material – we’re told there is no mistaking that they love their county with a passion.

Rue, Watchful Mary, Watergate Bay (7 Feb)

“One to watch out for” says Jeff Young, Jazz FM. Rue will be playing an acoustic set at Watchful Mary from 7pm.

Rick Stein’s Charity Lunches, Padstow, Falmouth and Porthleven (until 13 Feb)

Support The Fishermen’s Mission (Porthleven), Shelterbox (Falmouth) those affected by Australian bushfires (St Petrocs) and Cornwall Air Ambulance (the Seafood Restaurant) by choosing from a special 3-course menu, packed with Rick’s classic dishes, at Rick Stein’s restaurants – prices and deals vary from restaurant to restaurant so check before booking.

Limited Edition Charity Lunches, Restaurants Nathan Outlaw (6 – 29 Feb)

Keep the charity eating going with another opportunity, this time at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, also in aid of The Fishermen’s Mission. Each lunch includes a framed and signed Nathan Outlaw limited edition print as well as lunch for 2 (drinks not included). £100 from each of the £395 ticket will be donated in an effort to raise £10,000 to provide support for Fishermen and their families.

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