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What’s On This Week: Mon 26 Feb – Sun 4 Mar


Your curated Muddy Guide is here with the best food events, theatre shows, exhibitions, festivals and gigs happening in Cornwall this week.

Lee Skeet and Wild supper club, The Kitchen Table, St Ives, Thurs 1 Mar

Start the month being wined and dined at the Kitchen Table, with a collaboration from chef Lee Skeet and local expert on wild Cornish ingredients, Josh Quick of Wild St Ives. Guest will be treated to a six-course menu full of locally sourced meats and seafood, and a selection of vegetables foraged by Josh.


David Mynne presents Great Expectations, The Poly, Falmouth, Thurs 1 Mar


Based on a Charles Dickens favourite, David Mynne performs a one man show channelling Dickens’ epic story. Be prepared to be scared and amazed; to cry and laugh.


The People’s String Foundation Duo, Acorn, Penzance, Thurs 1 Mar


The Acorn host a rare duo performance from Cornish musicians Ben Sutcliffe and Zaid Al-Rikabi. The Cornish band represent the grass roots of British music culture, mixing world, classical and urban styles in anarchic embroilment.


Comedy night: Lou Sanders and Luke McQueen, AMATA theatre, Falmouth, Thurs 1 Mar


In need of a laugh after the cold months? AMATA’s first comedy night brings you two talented comedians Lou Sanders and Luke McQueen. Lou is described as ‘refreshingly different’ (Fest) and Luke is known for burning the rules of comedy (Broadway Baby).


Sam Fender, Old Bakery Studios, Truro, Fri 2 Mar 

One of the UK’s most hotly tipped artists, Sam Fender, will be heading to the South West in 2018 to play his first two headline shows in the region. The first will be at Truro’s Old Bakery Studios. Sam Fender burst on to the scene with debut single ‘Play God’ in March 2017 and was hailed as one of Annie Mac’s new names on Radio 1.


India Electric Co, Acorn, Penzance, Fri 2 Mar


Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and urban alienation.


‘Dirty French’ Feast Night, Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, Fri 2 Mar

Knightor Winery has several feasts planned this month, kicking off with Dirty French on Fri 2 Mar. Expect casual, classic and rustic French bistro dishes, including Kittows Sausage braised over fire in Knightor Wine, with Bacon Tartiflette, charred Broccoli and Leeks, and chunky Sourdough with Rhubarb Crème Brûlée to finish.


Charge by Motionhouse, Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Fri 2 – Sat 3 Mar

Premiering in Oct 2017, Charge, Motionhouse’s incredible new multi-media show is all about energy. From the electrical charge that sparks human life, to the beating of our hearts and the memories we make, six performers use dance and acrobatics to delve deep into the human body, tracing the incredible story of energy in our lives.


World Pasty Championships, Eden Project, Bodelva, Sat 3 Mar

The seventh World Pasty Championships at Eden Project is the culmination of Cornish Pasty Week. Bring your best pasty along to be in with chance of winning the coveted title, or simply come along for a great day of eating and entertainment.


The Headland Spring Spa and Wedding Fair, Headland hotel, Newquay, Sun 4 Mar


Enter a world of relaxation at The Headland Spa, offering a selection of mini-treatments and consultations from experts, as well as exploring the wedding fair, showcasing local suppliers from photographers to florists, beauty to cakes.


Hummadruz, Newlyn Gallery, Newlyn, 3 Mar – 2 Jun

Hummadruz Exhibition Newlyn Gallery

Image courtesy Jill Smith. Fire Ritual at Uffington White Horse. (Photo by Bruce Lacey)

An international group exhibition exploring the overarching and infinite rhythms of nature, folklore and the occult. Artefacts loaned by The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and private collections will be on display alongside key artworks from the 20th century and pieces by artists exploring these themes in a contemporary context.


 St Piran’s Day, celebrations across Cornwall, from Fri 2 Mar

St Piran is the patron Saint of Cornwall – said to have washed up on the shores of Perranporth tied to a millstone and credited with first discovering tin in the county. Many events are held throughout the county to celebrate this important Saint’s Day. Festivities include Skillywidden, a night of Cornish dance, at AMATA in Penryn (2 Mar), Redruth St Piran’s day festival (3 Mar) and St Piran’s play on the sand dunes at Perranporth (4 Mar).

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