What’s On in Cornwall This Week: Mon 13 – Sun 19 Nov
MON 13 - SUN 19 NOV
Bit chilly out there isn’t it? Warm your cockles with cosy winter menus, inspiring talks, great gigs and more of Cornwall’s special winter fairs.
Ray Mears: Born To Go Wild, Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Tues 14 Nov
Send your menfolk for a masterclass! From a young age Ray discovered the joys of exploring the wilderness, the most intact, undisturbed wild natural areas left on our planet. Ray will take you on a journey that he deeply values for cultural, spiritual, moral and aesthetic reasons and explain why he believes these are vital for the human spirit and creativity.
Feed the 300, Tolcarne Inn, Newlyn, throughout November
Chef Ben Tunnicliffe’s pub, The Tolcarne Inn in Newlyn, will host a ‘Feed The 300’ celebration this November to mark the 300th birthday of the historic maritime inn. During the month, 300 guests will dine on a three-course menu featuring Ben’s favourite dishes from a career in cooking, with Cornish seafood playing the starring role. Tables are available every Wednesday and Thursday evening throughout November. £28 per person, including recipes for recreating the dishes at home and a £10 voucher for next time.
Saba Douglas-Hamilton: A Life With Elephants, Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Thurs 16 Nov
Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.
Scott and Babs Woodfired Food at Rettorick Mill, Thurs 16 Nov
Housed in a rustic barn on a farm, Scott and Babs serve rustic woodfired food, cooked using their barrel smokers, spit roaster and a wood fired clay oven, deep in the valley of Laherne in North Cornwall. This supper night is one of several special events happening this month and next, at pubs and restaurants around Cornwall in support of the Shine for ShelterBox appeal.
Call 01637 861746 to book. See all the Shine for ShelterBox events here
Woodburner Session, Lusty Glaze, Newquay, Fri 17 Nov
Every Friday night through autumn and winter, Newquay beach venue Lusty Glaze will be hosting its chilled out Woodburner Sessions. This week, catch local talent Adam ‘guitar’ Parfitt. Having recently toured with the likes of Slowdive and Neil Halstead, Adam is a true talent, with one of the busiest gig schedules in Cornwall.
Fish Curry Night at The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay Hotel, Fri 17 Nov
For this November event, The Beach Hut is looking to India for inspiration. Expect curries in a range of aromatic flavours, in a 3-course seafood menu. The fish curry night also includes a bonfire on the beach and live music from Andy Quick. £25 per person.
Wildwood Kin, Old Bakery Studios, Fri 17 Nov
The acclaimed anglo/americana trio Wildwood Kin from Exeter will be doing their first headline show at Truro’s newest live music venue gem. Comprising of two sisters, Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Loney, the family trio formed four years ago. They borrow heavily from early folk influences, not least in their hypnotic three-part harmonies.
Seaside Saturday – Super Sale by the Sea, Perranporth, Sat 18 Nov
Join Green and Blue, Atlantic Blankets, Ashortwalk, Tinkture Gin, Alison Bick Design, Really Big Bubbles, Going Loopy Crochet and more, for mulled wine, mince pies and a super sale by the sea. Now in it’s second year, the Seaside Saturday event is Perranporth’s very own version of the Black Friday sales weekend, with bargains to be enjoyed from some of the finest local businesses. This one day only discount shopping social will include lots of one-off specials, with the selection on sale including interior and homewares plus garden, play products, gifts and even locally made rose gin!
Cornish Winter Fair, Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge, Sat 18 Nov
Celebrating all that’s great about Cornish farming and food, The Cornish Winter Fair is a free event, held entirely under cover within the Exhibition Halls at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre. There will be plenty of farm animals that you can get up close to, it’ll also be a great place to kick off your Christmas shopping, with an array of Cornish food and drink producers, as well as craft stalls selling fantastic locally made gifts.
The Coastguard’s Daughter, Solomon Brown Memorial Hall, Mousehole, Sat 18 Nov
A true story inspired this play about the bravery, spirit and musical soul of a community living by the push and pull of the tide. In 1915 the Head Coastguard of one maritime village and his crew, left their posts to enlist in the First World War. It was the Coastguard’s wife and two teenage daughters who volunteered and took up his mantle. Poetic and playful, the unique production celebrates and laments what it is to live by the laws of the sea. The performance, produced by Canvas Theatre, features live shanty singing from a local choir. Drinks and nibbles will be served at The Old Coastuard from 5.30pm – 6.30pm, followed by a lantern procession through the garden and down to the hall, guiding by an accordion player.
Crbo.co.uk (also in Callington on Friday night and Torpoint next week)
Me & My Friends, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Sat 18 Nov
English folk collides head-on with the golden-era music of 1970s West Africa and Caribbean beats. This London-based folk outfit will be bringing their sun-drenched, soulful afro-folk beats to our north coast venue with a vibe all its own. Regularly played on BBC Radio 3, the band are being championed by legendary DJ Giles Peterson. Don’t miss out on this, their only date in Cornwall and part of their winter tour.