What’s On This Week: Mon 17 – Sun 23 Sept
MON 17 - SUN 23 SEPT
It’s not time to sink into your sofa just yet, this week’s line-up of the coolest Cornish events includes theatre, music festivals and lots of foodie nights too. Out you go!
Cornish Summer Tasting Menu Event, The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth, Thurs 20 Sept
The Greenbank and sister hotel The Alverton Hotel will are hosting a series of gourmet events through summer and early autumn. Enjoy six delicious courses that highlight summertime in Cornwall, by bringing the very best ingredients together and combining live open-air theatre cooking with traditional kitchen techniques. The menu includes canapés cooked on the outdoor griddle, Bobby Southworth’s seafood speciality, Simon George’s signature beef fillet dish, and more.
An Evening of Tarquin’s Gin, Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay, Thurs 20 Sept
Gather around the Fifteen Cornwall bar for an evening of gin cocktails on Thursday 20 September at 7:30pm. Rory Colborne from Southwestern Distillery will be hosting this exclusive bar event where you will learn about the history of gin and enjoy gin-based cocktails paired with plates of antipasti from the Fifteen Cornwall kitchen. As Southwestern Distillery produce Tarquin’s, this Cornish gin will be the focus of the evening. Only 12 tickets are available for this exclusive event priced at £35 per person.
Looe Saves the Day, Looe, Thurs 20 – Sun 23 Sept
With the cancellation of Looe Music Festival less than three weeks before the event there were two options; not having any event or putting together an alternative event in 17 days. So the community of Looe got back to where the Looe Music Festival all started which was a community event spread across Looe with larger stages for the bigger bands. So “Looe Saves the Day” was born. Headliners include Paul Young and soul singer PP Arnold.
Fish and Fizz Feast, Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, Fri 21 Sept
End your week feasting on fish ‘n’ chips with a glass of bubbly in the barn or courtyard at Knightor Winery. Book your table from 6.30pm onwards for local beer battered cod, hand cut chips, tartare sauce and mushy peas accompanied by a crisp glass of Prosecco – the perfect pairing to flaky white fish. £16 per person.
End of Season Party, Lusty Glaze, Fri 21 Sept
Headlined by 20-piece big band Jazz Colossus with support from South West favourites Jelly Jazz. DJ Pete Isaac will be laying down an exclusive funk & soul vinyl only DJ set before the horns of Jazz Colossus bring the stage alive! Be musically transported from the rugged North coast of Cornwall to a funk and soul block party like no other! £16.50
Pimms & Picnics Garden Party, Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Torpoint, Sat 22 – Sun 23 Sept
This eclectic event takes place in the ancient Grade I Listed house and stunning Earl’s Gardens at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Around every corner there will be something new to experience, whether it’s a daring circus performer, dance group, story teller, live music or a magical character popping out to say hello! There will be an Earl’s Tea Party to enjoy and drinks at the Pimms, Gin and Prosecco Bar. Adults £5 / Children £2 / under fives – free.
Groundwork Bumper Weekend, various events throughout Cornwall, 22 – 23 Sept
Groundwork, a season of international contemporary art organised by the Helston-based CAST (Cornubian Arts and Science Trust), launches the final month of its programme with new exhibitions throughout September. With an emphasis on moving image, sound and performance, the programme includes presentations of new commissions and acclaimed works by internationally celebrated artists.
Eden Arts Festival – Music and Theatre Weekend, Eden Project, Bodelva, Sat 22 – Sun 23 Sept
Back for a second year, Eden Arts Festival is a celebration of the arts and nature over two weekends, packed with performances, visual arts, music and family fun. This weekend celebrates the connections between the arts, science and nature, including two hit shows from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – 10 Steps to Happiness and Bottled Up.
Henry’s Big Little Gig, Henry’s Campsite, Lizard Village, Fri 21 – Sun 23 Sept
Henry’s Little Big Gig is a fantastic live music and ale festival based at the award-winning Henry’s Campsite, in the Lizard. The three-day family festival, will run from September 21st – 23rd, 2018 celebrating Cornwall’s creative talent, in music, beer making and more.
St Ives September Festival, St Ives, Sat 8 – Sat 22 Sept
With the summer rush of holidaymakers over, St Ives draws down art and music lovers from all over the country for a whole host of exhibitions and events, from outdoor poetry and song in Norway Square to Celtic music in the Guildhall and earthy Blues in the Western Hotel.
Kneehigh Presents FUP, The Asylum, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, until Sat 22 Sept
FUP is a big-hearted, uproarious modern fable about family, love and nature set in a weird and wild Cornwall not so different from this one. Featuring live, foot-stomping music, quacking puppetry and Kneehigh’s infamous eccentricity and charm.
PALS – a story inspired by war diaries, Old Bakery Studios, Truro, Sat 22 Sept
Pals is an amusing and touching piece of theatre set during the first years of the Great War. This poignant story follows Stan, George and Joe as enthusiastic pals who volunteer to join Kitchener’s new army. Their experience of life on the western front is a stark contrast to what was promised by the officers signing them up: “Back before Christmas, they said.”
DadFest, Badger Forest School, Cardinham Woods, Sat 22 – Sun 23 Sept
A fabulous mini festival for dads/male carers with children all ages (both girls & boys). Run by The Dangerous Dads Network with the help of Badger Forest School and Sylvan Adventures. Bushcraft skills, fire-lighting, woodland games, green wood-working, bat walk, archery, campfire pizzas, campfire songs & stories, raft-building, food & much more… Includes camping at the woods, exclusively for participants!
Makers Revolution Market, Penryn, Sat 22 Sept
The First EVER Makers Revolution event and you’re invited! You will be blown away by the quality and variety of the artist/makers attending the event so bring along your cash ready to buy something you will not see On the High Street!
Yoga Hub Fest, Coastal Valley Camp & Crafts Campsite, Porth, Sat 22 – Sun 23 Sept
Yoga Hub Fest is a not for profit festival, bringing together a fantastic collection of teachers in yoga, meditation and wisdom. The festival is hosted at Muddy award-winning campsite, Coastal Valley Camp and Crafts and guests can choose from a timetable of inspiring yoga workshops, talks, music and more.
Gyllyngdune Tea Festival, Falmouth, Sun 23 Sept
A celebration of all things tea and the heritage of the gardens, is an eclectic mix of pop-up theatre performances, tea tasting, tea dances, live music, craft activities, cream teas and afternoon teas, all with a serving of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
Roots Culture Autumn Market, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Sun 23 Sept
The Roots Culture Market is back for one more date in 2018. Featuring a Pop-up skills yard, find out about sustainable skills and take part in a variety of workshops from basket weaving, sustainable photography, botanical dyes and cob block building. Also featuring an array of makers, upcyclers, artisanal food and libations, great music, and good times.
St Michael’s Mount Forage and Picnic, Marazion, Sun 23 Sept
Take a walk in the Northern Woods of St Michael’s Mount with wild food expert Emma Gunn. Be inspired by food located in the wild and get back to nature, learning what is edible along the coastal path or in the woods, and get a true taste of the bay.
Taste of Scilly, Isles of Scilly, Sat 1 – Sun 30 Sept
A month-long celebration of the very best in local food, drink and produce from across the five inhabited islands. This year’s event will, in particular, showcase the tiny islands’ outstanding seafood, alongside other island-grown produce.