20-22 March 2020
Spring is here, it’s Mother’s Day, the forecast for Cornwall is sunshine, so if you’re looking to get out and about, you need our Muddy picks for the weekend.
Free Entry for Mums and Grans, Eden Project, Bodelva, Sun 22 Mar
Bring your mum or gran into Eden for free on Mother’s Day. You can take them on a spectacular floral tour of the world through the gardens indoors and out.
Food & Drink
Botelet Breakfast Club (20 March)
Simple, seasonal and soulful, take your seat by the crackling open fire at the farmhouse table and enjoy a deliciously fresh set menu breakfast with a seasonal twist. Delicious, nourishing for both body and mind, and always someone interesting to chat to – booking is essential.
Nancarrow Feast with Dan Cox, Nancarrow Farm (20 March)
Dan Cox is back to collaborate with the Nancarrow team for a very special fundraising feast. All proceeds from the evening will be going to the Pastoral Collective, a non-profit, grass-roots movement making meaningful change through Regenerative Agricultural practices, integral to what we do here on the farm.
At this very special feast, guests can look forward to a welcome tipple and canapés in the courtyard before settling into the Oak Barn for a three-course feast. The menu will feature Nancarrow’s Organic meat and plenty of local, seasonal ingredients – as ever there will be a delicious menu for those that don’t eat meat.
Hidden Hut Re-opens (Sat 21 Mar)
It’s definitely the start of spring when Simon Stallard’s Hidden Hut cafe re-opens. Tucked in along the coast path near Portscatho on the remote Roseland Peninsula, the Hidden Hut is a special spot to enjoy freshly cooked food out in the sea air.
Gin & Cornish Drinks Festival, The Alverton Hotel (Sat 21 Mar)
The Alverton Cornish Gin and Drinks Festival is a celebration of Cornish producers. Grab a free souvenir glass as the first drink is free. Meet the makers and sample the very best in Cornish drinks. Enjoy live demonstrations where you’ll pick up handy hints and tips to create your own top-notch tipples at home. Makers include Trevethan, Tarquin’s and Curio, Knightor, Polgoon and Sharp’s.
Art, exhibitions and workshops
Family pop-up Sundays, Tate St Ives (22 March)
Make, play, explore and design as a family in the studio and visit the Drawing Station in the galleries. Each session has a different creative theme. Every Sunday in term time, under 18s free, no booking required.
Radical Botany, The Eden Project (until 17 May 2020)
Radical Botany explores the artist’s role in the collecting and recording of flora while uncovering stories about biodiversity, trade and extinction.
The current classification of plants, their taxonomy as we know it, is inherently linked to the acquisition of botanical collections. Artists travelling with scientists collecting evidence of newfound flora would record specimens on their travels and on their return.
Falmouth Spring Festival (19- 20 March)
Falmouth Spring Festival organised by the Falmouth BID, is a wonderful early season celebration of coast, community and culture. Sponsored by the University of Exeter and includes a variety of activities for the whole family.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE: A Sharp Pencil, Falmouth Art Gallery (until 21 March 2020)
The super sharp pencil used by Falmouth-based artist Patrick Woodroffe is the inspiration behind this celebration of all forms of drawing. Patrick’s highly detailed drawings will be displayed alongside those by his friend, Peter Markey, who shared Patrick’s quirky sense of humour but developed his own distinctive drawing style. These works will be displayed alongside pencil masterpieces drawn from Falmouth’s collection and loaned by contemporary artists.
NEW EXHIBITION: Monsters of the Deep, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth (from 20 March)
Monsters of the Deep: Science Fact and Fiction is the awaited new exhibition at the National Maritime Musuem. From mummified mermaids to giant krakens the size of an island, the exhibition will take visitors on an immersive tour through the world of deep-sea monsters, both real and imagined.
Monsters of the Deep brings together rarely seen specimens, artifacts and artworks from world-class collections, including Royal Museums Greenwich, the British Museum, the Science Museum, the National Oceanography Centre and Cambridge University Library. Supported by newly commissioned immersive installations, visitors will be able to delve into the incredible stories, beliefs and mythologies around deep-sea monsters, and is the first exhibition to explore this topic in depth.
Daffodil Week, Cotehele (14 – 22 March)See the wonderful collection of daffodils grown on Cotehele Estate. Over the week there will be a range of activities including displays of historic and new varieties of daffodils, guided daffodil tour in the garden on selected days and daffodil sculptures too.
Daffodil Weekend, Trelissick, Feock, (21-22 March)An array of daffodils are showcased from some of Cornwall’s finest breeders and growers in Trelissick’s annual Daffodil weekend. Admission charges apply, free to National Trust members.
Saturday Social, Nancarrow Farm (21 March)
Nancarrow Farm will be throwing open the gates for their Saturday Social & two family feasts in our Oak Barn. Meet the newborn lambs, enjoy outdoor activities, live music & more!