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This Weekend

12 - 14 July

Muddy’s pick of the weekend fun…

A Perfect World, Miracle Theatre, Venues across Cornwall, until 24 Aug

Photo by Kirstin Prisk

A Perfect World tells the story of a feisty young woman who ventures into a Boy’s Own world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action-packed adventure. Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled. Is this tranquil place the best of all possible worlds? Or is it all too good to be true?

HabourQ, Charlestown Harbour, Fri 5 July – beginning of Oct

Charlestown’s newest foodie hot-spot opens on Friday 5th July – serving up the best local produce cooked over fire, with an unrivalled setting on the historic Georgian harbour. The Smokin’ Harbour BBQ, HarbourQ, is the latest development from the team behind the popular steak and seafood restaurant, The Longstore. Chef Ben Ambridge’s menu offers melt-in-your-mouth BBQ flavours, including slow-cooked meat, fish and veggie specials – all served with pickles, homemade sauces, potato salad and flatbreads – freshly cooked in a new purpose-built smoker and grill. A communal outdoor seating area has been purpose built on the harbour, with an undercover canopy to protect guests from summer showers.

Fire and Feast Night, Bedruthan Hotel, Newquay, Fri 12 July

Gather around long wooden trestle tables overlooking the spectacular Cornish coast, to indulge in a delicious three-course feast, served on sharing platters from our open kitchen. Then wrap up warm, grab one of our blankets and gather around the fire pit amongst the dunes. Relive dream-filled campfire nights by toasting marshmallows on the open flames.

The Vinehouse BBQ, Polgoon Vineyard, Fri 12 July

Polgoon will be holding the first of a series of Friday evening BBQ and drink events running all through the summer. The bar will be providing all of their products, including  wines, ciders and juices. Arrival is from 6pm and the food is available from 6:30pm, with the last orders at the bar at 9pm. Tickets include; a gourmet style burger, loaded fries and a variety of fresh salads. Vegan alternatives available.

IDA – 4 stunning sopranos in the park, Penlee Park Theatre, Penzance, Fri 12 July

These four stunning sopranos push the boundaries of classical crossover music, bringing you a collection of re-worked operatic arias, chart-topping hits and musical theatre favourites. Ida’s impressive versatility within these musical genres has seen them performing their mesmerising show across the continents.

Fisherman’s Friends, Port Isaac Charity Gig, Fri 12 July

Come along to a free open-air charity concert and give generously to local charities close to the band’s hearts. In return they’ll sing you some saucy, bawdy, rollicking songs of the sea in the place where their musical journey began all those moons ago. This event is weather-permitting and may be cancelled at short notice.

Feasting Fridays, The Cornish Barn, Penzance, Fri 12 July

This Summer we’ll be hosting a series of themed ‘Feasting Fridays’ in our brand new garden. From Tacos & Tequila to Lobster & Fizz, A Paella Party to the Cornish Barn Chicken Shop, expect hearty helpings, cocktails and Summer vibes aplenty. The perfect way to make the most of those balmy evenings while they last. Get your hands dirty with crab claws and shell-on prawns, served simply for a proper hearty Cornish feed with lots of fresh bread to mop up all those garlicky lemon juices.

Amy May, Old Bakery Studios, Truro, Fri 12 July

Globe-trotting singer, songwriter and guitarist Amy May will make a long-awaited return to her homeland this Summer, performing at The Old Bakery Studios. Promoting the release of her widely anticipated third studio album, “Mystic”, Amy is set to embark on a 6 week European Tour. Performing with a live band, Amy will be featuring songs from the new album, described as a blend of acoustic pop/ rock with subtle influences of folk and country.

Tropical Pressure Festival, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Fri 12 – Sun 14 July 

A small, family friendly festival with a global theme, celebrating the rich music, dance and food of 3 Tropical continents, in the beautiful Cornish countryside. Enjoy an incredible line up of music, free workshops and amazing food.

Proms at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Sat 13 July

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park’s 2019 Proms concert. With The South West Philharmonia & Chorus, conducted by Marcus Alleyne, plus special guest artists from across the UK it’s set to be a flag waving, sing along, feel good extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Maestro and musical director Marcus Alleyne heads up the 140 strong Orchestra and Choir who will be taking to our concert stage for an evening of musical treats.

Making Waves Tour 2019, Waterfront, Polzeath, Sat 13 July

With music curated by Rob Da Bank. This year’s Making Waves Tour (presented by Sharp’s Brewery’s Off Shore) comes to Cornwall’s north coast this weekend, featuring music from Don Letts, Brushy One String, beer and food and live street art.

The Belly & Swelly Sessions, Baby Bay, Polzeath, Sat 13 July

A serious, non-serious surfing event for charity. Get down for a fun day on the beach at Baby Bay!  All welcome for the inaugural Belly & Swelly Sessions. We have the Dick Pearce & Friends Bellyboard Competition, The Fancy Dress Swelly Sessions with Wavehunters, a pop up shop from Jam Industries, The Baby Bay Raffle by Ticket to Ride , Food by the Taco Boys, Beer from Harbour Brewing Company, Wine from Nice Drinks, Coffee from Harding & Scoot and more….

Rock to Padstow Swim,  Sun 14 July

Cross the Camel Estuary under your own steam – swimming one mile from Padstow to Rock! Take part for Marie Curie and you can expect fantastic support along the way – with a welcome pack to help you with your fundraising, regular emails, on-hand support from your dedicated local fundraising team, and plenty of cheering on the day. Everything you raise will help our Marie Curie Nurses care for more people living with a terminal illness and their families.

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