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What’s On This Week: Mon 12 – Sun 18 March


Could spring have sprung? Well yes, if the daffs are anything to go by. Loads to do this week, including flower and food festivals, fashion shows and The Marriage of Figaro. Grab a pal and out you go!

Daffodil Festival, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, 10-24 Mar

Throughout March, dance with the daffodils at The Lost Gardens, where over the last two years, the Gardening and Estate team have united forces to plant over 50,000 Cornish Daffodil bulbs. This Spring you can expect a feast for the eyes, as the woodland floor bursts into life, with the mellow yellows and whites of Cornish Daffodils.


The Marriage of Figaro, Hall for Cornwall, Truro, Tues 13 Mar


English Touring Opera presents an energetic new production of one of the world’s most beloved operas, Mozart’s classic comedy The Marriage of Figaro. Blanche McIntyre directs this warm-hearted opera known for its elevated music and entertainment.


James Lingwood Talk, Falmouth University, Thurs 15 Mar

Curator and Co-Director of Artangel, James Lingwood will be giving a talk at Falmouth University this month as part of Groundwork. James Lingwood has commissioned numerous memorable site-specific works of art by artists such as Rachel Whiteread, Jeremy Deller, Francis Alÿs, Steve McQueen and John Berger. Groundwork is a three-year project organised by CAST, bringing international contemporary art to Cornwall, supported by Arts Council England.


Roo’s Beach Fashion Feast, Bedruthan Hotel, Newquay, Fri 16 Mar

Bedruthan Hotel hosts its third Fashion Feast in partnership with Porth boutique, Roo’s Beach. Enjoy a three-course Malaysian sharing feast, cocktails, live music and a presentation of the Roo’s Beach Spring Summer 2018 collection. There will also be special guests from the worlds of fashion and beauty.


Wine Tasting Dinner, Old Quay House Hotel, Fowey, Fri 16 Sun

Fowey’s Old Quay House Hotel welcomes wine expert Charles Steevenson to host March’s wine tasting dinner. Begin with welcome drinks in the lounge, followed by a 4-course supper created by head chef Richard Massey, paired with a range of wines. £65pp, with special room rates if you fancy stopping the night.


Beer & Mussel Festival, The Cornish Arms, St Merryn, Fri 16 – Sun 18 Mar

The Cornish Arms, Beer and Mussel Festival, March 2018

The Cornish Arms’ Beer & Mussel Festival, in St Merryn returns with 40 different beers and ciders and an even bigger line-up of live entertainment, including music and food demos. Plus they’ll be screening the finale of the Six Nations rugby, so you don’t have to miss the big game.


Uncorked: Mad March Madeira with Bovey Wines, Fifteen Cornwall, Fri 16 Mar 
Bovey Wines was formed in 1984 with the specific purpose of importing the Madeira Wines of Pereira D’Oliveira. This tasting is a once in a lifetime opportunity to taste Madeira’s dating back to the 1900’s. Fifteen will also be serving small plates of antipasti from the kitchen to accompany the wines. £45pp


Lucy O’Day & Simon Latarche, Lusty Glaze, Fri 16 Mar

Contemporary singer songwriter Lucy O’Day performing with internationally acclaimed pianist, Simon Latarche. Wistful and powerful, uplifting and haunting, this new collaboration is a celebration of the emotive power of jazz. You’ll be lulled by Lucy’s soulful vocal and carried away on every note of Simon’s carefully crafted score. Together Lucy and Simon conjure a timeless, atmospheric sound inspired by such female jazz greats as Nina Simone, infused with Spankie Wilson-esque soul and notes of Norah Jones.


Scratchworks Theatre: The Great Train Robbery, AMATA, Falmouth, Fri 16 Mar


Join the four forgotten females as they leave behind their kitchen-sink lives and embark on a madcap adventure of mischief and mayhem. Using a raucous combination of physical theatre, live music and clowning, Scratchworks will unfold the untold tale of this unlikely female four.


Punk Thai at Harry’s Cali-Style, Hayle, Fri 16 Mar 

Punk Thai teaming with Californian-style restaurant, Harry’s Cali-Style in Hayle for a special evening (with two sittings). The classic Thai spread sounds amazing – from fragrant soups to curries, Pad Thais to sticky, coconutty puds. Takeaway will also be available. £28pp


Game Over, Canteen, St Agnes, Fri 16 Mar

Marc Dennis of Duchy Game joins the Canteen team to celebrate the end of game season. Dine on a four-course menu and enjoy themed talks and tastings. An evening to support this special Cornish business – all proceeds will go towards a new charcuterie HQ.


Daffodil Weekend, Cotehele, Saltash, Sat 17 – Sun 18 Mar

A drift of white and yellow daffodils in the garden at Cotehele, Cornwall

See the wonderful collection of daffodils grown on Cotehele Estate. Local garden enthusiasts will make and display fresh daffodil sculptures, there will be a display of historic and new varieties of daffodils, plus a guided tour of the daffodils in the garden.


Daffodil Weekend, Trelissick, Truro, Sat 17 – Sun 18 Mar

A dazzling array of daffodils are showcased from some of Cornwall’s finest breeders and growers in Trelissick’s annual Daffodil Show.


Bold & Beautiful Wedding Show, Carbis Bay Hotel, Sun 18 Mar

Carbis Bay Bold and Beautiful Wedding Fair

A stylish, creative, interactive and alternative wedding show, full of swoonsome wedding inspiration and suppliers. Immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings of this idyllic wedding venue, meet a selection of the counties finest wedding suppliers and enjoy the roaming catwalk and foodie displays. Free entry, free car parking and a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival.


Silent Disco Yoga, Eden Project, Bodelva, Sun 18 Mar

An unforgettable Silent Disco Yoga experience among in the lush undergrowth of the Mediterranean Biome. Imagine a dynamic yoga class in this memorable location, with inquisitive birds hopping around and the smell of plants filling the air. The all levels vinyasa flow class with be accentuated by wearing custom headphones and immersing yourself into a musical journey as you practice. The class is taught using a microphone that you will also hear via the headphones and postures are choreographed to the playlist. £18pp

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