What’s On This Week: Mon 11 – Sun 17 June
MON 11 - SUN 17 JUNE
Fairies, sea shanties, dog shows and special supper nights – there’s a full menu of fun on offer in Cornwall this week…
Dr Dolittle at Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Mon 11 – Fri 15 Jun
This comedy show is perfect for families with little ones ranging from 5 years and above, or for anyone who is up for a light and fun theatre show. Tickets are £14/£10 for adults and £7/£5 for anyone below 16. Set up by Illyria Theatre, this show touches on important issues like the environment and the care of animals. Follow Dr. John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh on an exciting adventure in the animal kingdom, a truly amusing experience for the whole audience to enjoy.
“All Souls Ascending” Art exhibition at The Poly, Falmouth, Mon 11 – Sat 16 Jun
Julia was born and grew up on the Isles of Scilly, and has trained at Falmouth College of Art. With a passion for the Cornish sea, coast and landscape, she exhibits artwork not only inspired by this but she also brings a piece of them to her canvas. Sea glass, sea pottery and sand is a frequent element in her atmospheric painting.
Elements of Spain Supper Night at Penrose Kitchen, Truro, Thu 14 Jun
In partnership with Cornish Partnerships and Plymouth based wine writer and educator Stephen Barrett, Penrose Kitchen invites you to an evening with elements of Spain using the finest Cornish ingredients. It will kick off with a glass of Cava, and run by Mr. Barrett who will host the chosen wines from Spain – an evening dedicated to great food and education of entertainment about the regions of Spain. Tickets go for £43.71 – £49.10
Lily’s of Truro – Supper with Taparty, Fri 15 Jun
Join everyone at Lily’s for an evening of wine and traditional Spanish tapas for £29 per person. It all starts with a complimentary glass of Sangria and a welcome tapa. Enjoy the two course fine dining, with Spanish wines and Cava to purchase as well. Tickets need to be pre purchased as they do not take drop ins on the night.
Catherine Harvey Jefferson at The Old Coastguard, Mousehole, Fri 15 Jun – 9 Sept
This summer exhibition at The Old Coastguard in Mousehole features paintings by Penzance-based artist Catherine Harvey Jefferson. The exhibition previews on Friday 15 June and will be open to the public from 16 June to 9 September. The collection will comprise paintings, prints and drawings, inspired by the coastlines and landscapes through which she has travelled.
3 Wishes Fairy Festival, Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Torpoint, Fri 15 – Sun 17 Jun
3 magical days & nights with 100+ free workshops, talks and walks! Live music on two stages! Vegan & vegetarian food only on site, Lots of stalls, healing area, fairy village, Fairy & Pirate bars! Themed days include Mad Hatters & Mermaids, Fairy Circus and Unicorn Day (complete with unicorn world record attempt).
Colombian Rum Feast at Knightor Winery, St. Austell, Fri 15 Jun
Did I hear 6 courses? Teamed up with Rathlee Distilling Company the Knightor Winery is happy to invite you to this evening of 6 courses bursting with Colombian flavours – with a Cornish twist! It is the ultimate food adventure to enjoy with your friends or family. Tickets go for £40 per person, including a welcome drink, or for £54 per person you can come in a bit earlier and embark on their pre-dinner wine tour!
Miracle Theatre touring with Chekov’s Cherry Orchard, throughout Cornwall, from Jun Fri 15
This summer Cornwall’s award-winning Miracle Theatre will set Chekhov’s classic comedy ablaze, skilfully treading the tightrope between tears and laughter with the story of a family facing ruin, as society teeters on the brink of cataclysmic chang. Miracles outdoor productions have become a ‘must do’ activity and pop up in unexpected and extraordinary, places including gardens beaches, castles and clifftops. See full list of dates here.
Golowan & Mazey Day, Penzance, Fri 15 – 24 June
Penzance really knows how to throw a street party and Golowan is the traditional celebration of midsummer, marked with music, serpent dances, fairs, greenery and banners. Come for fireworks on Mazey Eve or bring the family to Mazey Day to see the parade of incredible, giant sculptures.
The Grace Notes at Trebah Garden, Falmouth, Sat 16 Jun
The soulful lead vocals of Ley Adewole and the cool grooves of pianist Richard Penrose, vocalist Janice Mitchelson, drummer Damian Rodd and bassist Yan Speake together make ‘The Grace Notes’. Join them for some smooth Jazz and soul classics from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Carole King and Nina Simone, as well as some of their own compositions. In the second half they will pick up the pace with some disco classics that is surely going to make you want to dance! Tickets go for £12.
Heligan Dog Show and Heavy Horse Weekend at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St. Austell, Sat 16 – Sun 17 Jun
This weekend will involve dog shows, heavy horse demonstrations and parades, ale and BBQ’s! All the activities are included with the garden entry 10am-4pm. Join for a bit of countryside fun and traditional farm life on the Heligan home farm and much more!
I.Am Dance Production at The Acorn Theatre, Penzance, Sun 17 Jun
Lukas and Fiona have worked in the industry for many years mentoring vulnerable young adults, and with this show they are raising awareness for mental health through the art of dance. The event brings the otherwise difficult and delicate subjects to a safe, non-judgemental and creative place for anyone to feel inspired. Tickets go for £10 for adults and £8 for anyone under 16.
An Evening with Kate Mosse at The Acorn Theatre, Penzance, Sun 17 Jun
Enjoy an evening with Kate Mosse at The Acorn to celebrate the publication of “The Burning Chambers“, which is the first volume in her new trilogy. It is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties. Tickets go for £5. Other venues and dates include, Porthmeor Studios, St. Ives – 19 Jun and Dolly’s tea room and wine bar, Falmouth – 19 Jun.