What’s on (and in) this week in Cornwall?
It's pretty quiet round these parts for obvious reasons, but still one or two things online to keep us all occupied.
CHARITY EVENT: Virtual Eden Sleep Out (19 Nov)
For the last six years the Eden Project has hosted an annual Sleep Out outside the Biomes and the events have raised thousands of pounds for two charities, St Petrocs and the Amber Foundation.
Government guidance due to the pandemic means that the mass Sleep Out cannot take place at Eden this year. Instead, people are being invited to join in remotely on the night, sleeping outside in your garden if you have one, otherwise on the floor at home. All the details here, £25 requested donation.
DELI: Gralefrite Restaurant at North Street Kitchen, Fowey (21 & 22 Nov)
The head chef of Fitzroy, Fowey, is back again at North Street Kitchen with their popular deli this weekend. Be quick, baked goods sell out early!
ONLINE: Winter at The Byre The Byre Gallery (until 3 Jan)
‘Winter at the Byre’ will open online on Saturday 14th November and will continue even if the physical doors to the gallery are able to open once again in December. There is some really stunning new work featured: paintings from three regulars, Sophie Harding, Jill Hudson and David Muddyman, and some beautiful pieces from an artist new to the Byre, wonderful woodblock printmaker Adrian Holmes.
ONLINE EXHIBITION: Mining Memories: Stories from South Crofty and Wheal Jane, Royal Cornwall Museum
In 1998, the last operating tin mine in Cornwall, South Crofty and the Wheal Jane processing mill, were closed. For Cornwall, this marked the end of an era.
This on-line exhibition explores those last days of tin mining in Cornwall, in the words of some of the miners of South Crofty and Wheal Jane.
ONLINE: London Jazz Festival Online, Fri 13 – 22 Nov
Despite the many, and various, stunning things to do in our wonderful county just occasionally there may be a little pang of envy for some of the fascinating stuff that ends up in our capital? So to turn that Zoom-frown upside down virtually pop along to London to enjoy one of the numerous very diverse and jazz acts performing for you online.