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5 things to do this weekend

No need for boredom this weekend, from foodie to cultural festivals, here are five suggestions to perk up the start to October.

FOODIE

Into food? Head to Truro for the annual city-wide celebration of Cornish food and drink at the Truro Food Festival – watch some of the best the UK’s culinary masters share their recipes live at the Chef’s Theatre as well as learning about some of their top secrets. Alongside this, find an array of local produce and a joyful selection of street food traders (like Muddy Award winning Sabzi Deli), or treat yourself to a 5 course dinner with paired wines at The Alverton’s ‘Taste of Truro’ evening at The Alverton on 1 October.

LIVE MUSIC / PERFORMANCES

Missed out on the Last Night of the Proms in September? All is not lost, head to the Proms at The Minack on Saturday eve where treats in store include old favourites and a fireworks display. Meanwhile on Sunday in Penzance, Medusa by Fundamental Arts is a solo storytelling performance by Gary Cordingley. Prefer something more 80s in a cave? Genesis Visible Touch are the ultimate Phil Collins-era Genesis show & performing in the Carnglaze Caverns The Rum Store, Liskeard on Satuday evening. Or, if an interplanetary sound dubbed ‘cosmic dross’ sounds more your thing, Henge are playing at The Old Bakery in Truro on Saturday too.

DO A BEACH CLEAN

You could of course head to your nearest beach, but if you fancy joining a more organised thing on Sunday at 10am in Perranporth, Sharps Brewery are sponsoring the Surfers Against Sewage’s (SAS) Million Mile Beach Clean. The team will be joining hundreds of members of the SAS team plus supporters and volunteers for the biggest beach clean of the month. The start and meeting point will be the Perranporth Surf Life Saving Club and the clean will last for approximately 1.5 hours with prizes given out post-clean for those most unusual finds. In addition, Sharp’s mobile beer truck will be outside The Seiners Arms serving participants over the age of 18 a free taste of Sharp’s Atlantic Pale Ale at the end of the clean as a great big thanks for their efforts. 

GO TO A CULTURAL FESTIVAL

It’s the final weekend of the Porthleven Arts Festival where more than 60 events across the town including exhibitions, art, workshops, music, poetry and performance. It’s about community, about participation and, most importantly, about celebrating art in all its many and diverse forms.

GO FOR A WALK

Check out our walks archive – from family friendly stomps to accessible strolls we are adding new routes to our suggestions all the time. Not convinced – here are some other outdoor fitness suggestions too.

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