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Fri 31 - Sun 2 Feb

Stilettos on but nowhere to go? Start your social search with our curation of the best things happening near you this weekend.

Music

Sound of the Sirens, The Acorn, Penzance (31 Jan)

Westcountry folk-rock duo Sound of the Sirens (pictured above) play the Acorn on Friday evening. Their live shows combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction.

Falmouth Soul Sensation Benefit Concert, The Acorn, Penzance (1 Feb)

Falmouth Soul Sensation return for the seventh year running for their annual benefit gig which this year is in aid of Cornwall Hugs Grenfell. The Falmouth Soul Sensation are Cornwall’s own 12-piece dance band, who have been playing the best of classic 60’s soul music for more than a decade.

Wassail, Haywood Cider Farm, Bodmin (1 Feb)

The annual Wassail at Haywood Cider Farm takes place this Saturday where you can listen to Brother Sea, Lyonesse and Catseye Morris for a wonder-filled evening of song, dance, food and cider in Haywood’s infamous Cider barn with the wassail ceremony taking place around the oldest Apple tree in the orchard.

Get Outside

Imbolc Open Day, St Nectan’s Glen, Trethevy, Tintagel (2 Feb)

St Nectan’s Glen is an area of woodland stretching for around one mile along both banks of the Trevillet River however locally most people think of it as St Nectan’s Kieve, a spectacular sixty-foot waterfall. St Nectan’s Glen is holding a free open day on Sunday for Imbolc, a traditional festival marking the beginning of spring, halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.

Beach Cleans, various (2 Feb)

Get outside and do something for the environment at the same time – it’s win/win. Look on Facebook for events listed locally to you, including Kennack Sands and Par.

Art, exhibitions and workshops

Family pop-up Sundays, Tate St Ives (2 Feb)

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.

Naum Gabo, Tate St Ives (25 Jan – 3 May 2020)

Construction: Stone with a Collar 1933, this version c.1936-7 Naum Gabo 1890-1977 | The Work of Naum Gabo © Nina & Graham Williams / Tate, 2019

The first extensive presentation of Naum Gabo‘s sculptures, paintings, drawings and architectural designs to be held in the UK for over 30 years opens at the Tate St Ives. If you’re thinking, Er, Naum who? then read our review here.

A Sharp Pencil, Falmouth Art Gallery (25 Jan – 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.

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