What’s On This Week: Mon 19 – Sun 25 Feb
MON 19 - SUN 25 FEB
This is just the sort of week I love being in Cornwall, with lots of cool, intimate, local events to choose from and the very first signs of spring in the air. Who’s coming out to play?
Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, Acorn, Penzance, Mon 19 Feb
A little music for a Monday night? Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow are a Bristol based duo playing acoustic, folk and roots music. The pair have work with many artists including Seth Lakeman, Afro Celt Sound system, Mad Dog Mcrea and Roni Size. The live show is a musical journey through Europe and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.
TAWAI, Screening & Q&A with Bruce Parry, Eden Project, Mon 19 Feb
Take a unique journey through the Rainforest Biome and see a special screening of explorer and filmmaker Bruce Parry’s new film, TAWAI – A voice from the forest, followed by a Q&A session with the explorer. £20pp, including free entry to Eden for the day.
Silent Spaces, Glendurgan, Wed 21 Feb
Need some peace and quiet after a hectic half term? I hear ya! How about spending a little time in the Silent Spaces – the Olive Grove and School Room – at National Trust garden Glendurgan this Wednesday? Silent Space is an initiative building on the success of a pilot study last year. The aim is to create spaces where people can relax, switch off from the world, undisturbed by the human voice and engage with nature.
Wild Cornwall, Out On The Edge, Poly, Falmouth, Wed 21 Feb
Cornwall Wildlife Trust hosts the UK premiere of celebrated filmmaker Ian McCarthy’s award-winning new film: Wild Cornwall – Out on the Edge. The film follows the turning year in Cornwall – “one of the most beautiful and dramatic places in Europe” – winning a prestigious Silver Dolphin Award at Cannes. It showcases the dramatic lives of many of our much loved species, including breeding seabirds and peregrine falcons on the cliffs, dolphins, seals and basking sharks in the ocean, and bats and otters hunting in the streams that flow from moor to sea.
Fondue Nights, Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Fri 23 Feb
On a dark winter’s evening, there is no better way to warm up than with a steaming, oozy bowl of swirling melted cheese laced with white wine and Kirsch, accompanied with hunks of bread and cold cuts to dip in. Try something a little different to your usual three-course meal and share a fondue – perfect for groups of friends or a date idea for loved ones – on one of our Friday fondue nights. £17.50pp
Ben Tunnicliffe Cooks Fish at Scarlet Wines, Scarlet Wines, Lelant, Fri 23 Feb
Scarlet Wines is joining forces with seafood chef Ben Tunnicliffe to host a very special fish supper. Ben will be cooking four mouth-watering courses, matched with wines from Scarlet’s extensive portfolio. £40 pp.
Rosie Southern – Woodburner Session, Lusty Glaze, Newquay, every Fri , plus Weds 14
Catch brilliant live music every Friday night throughout winter at unique beach venue Lusty Glaze’s Woodburner Sessions. This week, see Falmouth-based, 22 year old singer/songwriter, Rosie Southern. Described by BBC Introducing as having ‘dulcet tones’, Rosie taught herself to sing in her bedroom, growing up on the blues and jazz her Grandmother listened to. Book a table for dinner, music is free.
Rachel Newton, St Petroc’s Parish Centre, Bodmin, Fri 23 Feb
Rachel Newton was named BBC Radio 2’s Folk Musician of the Year in 2017. A Singer and harpist, she specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Gaelic as well as writing and arranging her own music.
Bannff Mountain Film Festival, Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Fri 23 & Sat 24
Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival. Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. This year there are two evenings that will ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. For double the adventure come along both nights for two entirely different film programmes. Two night discounts are available.
The Thrill of Love, Spring Season at Sterts Theatre, Liskeard, Sat 24 Feb
Sterts Theatre’s Spring Season pays tribute to Vote 100, the celebration of 100 years of votes for women in the UK. This week discover fascinating story The Thrill of Love, a play about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain in 1955 after being convicted of shooting her lover.
Signs & Wonders Light Spectacular, Carn Marth, Sat 24 Feb
Four elements, four locations, four communities and a host of artists combine to create a unique and spectacular Festival of Lights in Cornwall. This month’s light spectacular takes place in Carn Marth. A magically dark space to explore at night that will be brought to life by water themed installations and music. Hanterhir will perform their Carn Marth inspired rock opera (ticketed) Above the quarry you will find a series of illuminated scultpures, a floating light installation and projection.
Tuscan Peasant Food Cookery Workshop – ‘Cook Together, Eat Together’, Canteen, St Agnes, Sat 24 Feb
Super chef Ben Quinn will be hosting his second cookery workshop at Canteen this month. This one is all about Tuscan peasant food and each workshop is followed by an evening supper, so students can either join the tables and enjoy the flavours they have created, or jump in the kitchen with Ben for evening service! £60
bgroup & China Plate present- Point of Echoes, Fri 23 (AMATA, Penryn) and Sat 24 Feb (Calstock Village Hall)
Renowned international choreographer Ben Wright and musician and writer Stuart Warwick collaborate to bring you bgroup’s most intimate and theatrical production to date. The year is 1978, isolated from the mainland, Eric Valentine and Bernard Humphries have been stationed at Echo Point lighthouse, somewhere off the coast of England. The unlikely strangers have just begun to lay down foundations for this odd working relationship when the uncanny occurs. Point of Echoes is a haunting tale of love, death and monsters, blending the tones of a Wes Anderson movie with the eerie dread of The Twilight Zone.
Life Girl, Liskerrett Community Centre, Sat 24 Feb
Life Girl is a storytelling show about living alone without being lonely. Jane grew up watching Robinson Crusoe, a badly dubbed drama about a blonde man on a tropical island. Then she grew up and forgot about it until she read about how loneliness shortens your life-span and she panicked because she lives on her own and she thought she was going to die. She did some research and discovered that being alone and being lonely are two entirely separate ways of being. So, this show is a survivor’s guide to the art of living on your own.
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by The National Theatre (encore), Live Arts Season at St Mawes Hotel, St Mawes, Sun 25 Feb
Enjoy performances live from the Royal Opera House and National Theatre, from the comfort and luxury of St Mawes’ Hotel’s Hidden Cinema. This week’s showings are in fact ‘encores’ rather than live streams but is your last chance to catch The National Theatre’s new production of Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece, Cat On The Hot Tin Roof, staring Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney, which played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017.
Cornish Pasty Week, Sun 25 Feb – Sat 3 Mar
Turning the spotlight on Cornwall’s favourite and most iconic food, the first ever Cornish Pasty Week will be celebrated throughout Cornwall and across the country this Feb, culminating in The World Pasty Championships at Eden Project. Look out for pasty themed events near you!