What’s On in Cornwall This Weekend: Fri 17 – Sun 19 Nov
FRI 17 - SUN 19 NOV
Yes, Strictly’s getting more nail biting by the moment but put it on record and get out to enjoy some of the fun stuff happening in Cornwall this weekend.
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.