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.
TICKETS ON SALE: Cornish Cinema Club Christmas Drive In (various Dec dates)
Christmas family films a-plenty including Home Alone, Elf, Jack Frost, Frozen and many more at the drive-in cinema at Truro Cattle Market once things open up again in December. On sale now.
ONLINE: Charity Auction, Cornwall Community Foundation (ends 12 Nov)
Cornwall Community Foundation usually host an annual fundraising Christmas fair at the Eden Project. As it is cancelled due to Covid, they’re hosting an online charity auction instead. The funds will be used to support people struggling in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly from the effects of the Coronavirus crisis.
SHOPPING: Makers Cornwall Christmas Fair, online (13 – 15 Nov)
Replacing their usual Etsy Made Local Cornwall Christmas event this group of contemporary designers and makers have moved online for 2020, hosting Facebook Live Shopping experiences on their own Facebook pages on Saturday 14th November morning from 11am to 1pm. Each maker has donated 25% of their ‘stall’ fee to help homeless and vulnerable people in Cornwall via Daisy Duke’s CIC in St Austell. Also don’t miss their Instagram cocktail chat on Friday 13th November at @etsymakerscornwall.
ONLINE: Winter at The Byre The Byre Gallery (14 Nov – 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.