What’s On This Week: Mon 19 – Sun 25 Mar
MON 19 - SUN 25 MAR
I’m not sure how many more false starts I can cope with this spring but luckily there’s plenty going on (inside and out) in Cornwall this week to distract me.
Cardboard Citizens: Cathy, Acorn, Penzance, Mon 19 Mar
Following its five-star hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, Cathy comes to Cornwall to tell the story of one woman’s fight for her home, her life and her rights. In association with St Petroc’s Society, Cathy is part of a campaign to end homelessness in the region.
Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I? Regal Theatre, Redruth, Thurs 22 Mar
Join the star of Not the Nine o’clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men In A Boat as he airs stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of travelling – down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen.
Land of the Giants, The Wateringhole, Perranporth, Thurs 22 Mar
Since 2009, Land of the Giants have been pulling crowds to tents to groove with their foot-stomping beats. A brass section that will make you grin from ear to ear, a heavy toe-tapping bass line and Andy Quick’s sensuous, soaring vocals will make you wonder why you’ve never danced your socks off to The Giants before.
Wasted Wine Supper, The Gurnard’s Head, Fri Mar 23 – £60
A wine supper with an environmental theme. Rich Hamblin of More Wine will be hosting, whose mission it is to source and supply low intervention, high quality wine with a focus on sustainability and eco-friendly packaging and. There’ll be a seasonal, nothing-gone-to-waste menu from the kitchen and Rich’s excellent wines poured from pouches, bags, boxes and even a can.
Thai Cookery Course, Philleigh Way, Philleigh, Fri 23 Mar
This introduction to Thai cookery is a collaboration between Philleigh Way and Amy Nixon of Punk Thai. The course will cover two classic Thai dishes and a fruit carving demonstration. You will leave with the skills you need to whip up fragrant Thai dishes packed with flavour and texture at home.
Falmouth Spring Flower Show, Princess Pavillion, Falmouth, Fri 23 – Sat 24 Mar
Falmouth’s annual flower show is back, showcasing displays of locally grown flowers, floral arrangements, specimen plants, photography and local trade stands as well as classes for children and array of the finest spring flowers.
Greek Fire & Feast Night, Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Mawgan Porth, Fri 23 Mar
Gather round sociable long tables for a themed feast overlooking the Cornish coast. This month and next it’s all about Greek cuisine, with a menu including lamb souvlaki, beef stifado and sardines wrapped in bacon with fennel. After dinner, guests wrap up and head out to the fire pit for hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.
Spring Feast, Camel Studio, Washaway, Sat 24 Mar
The first foodie fiesta of the year in the beautiful barn at Camel Studio. A spring-themed menu, created by chef Liam Smith-Laing (who has trained alongside top chefs including Marcus Wareing and Gordon Ramsay) will be served at long tables, decked with spring blooms. Four course feast -£30pp.
Falmouth Folk and Cider Fayre, Events Square, Falmouth, Fri 23 – Sun 25 Mar
As Falmouth’s Spring Festival kicks off, toe tap your way to Events Square and to see the best of West Country folk and slug cider at the Annual Folk & Cider Fayre. Known for its great atmosphere and barrels of scrumptious cider.
The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon, Portreath Millennium Hall, Truro, Sat 24 Mar
Anything’s possible in this warm and very funny story by David Almond, award-winning writer of Skellig and My Dad’s A Birdman. Some pretty odd ideas are floating around Paul’s street. There’s Mabel, whose brother hides under a brown paper bag. And Clarence the poodle who thinks he can fly. But Paul has the oddest idea of all. He thinks that the moon is a big hole in the sky and he’s going to climb into it.
Kurt Jackson: Revisiting Turner’s Tourism, Jackson Foundation Gallery, St Just, 24 Mar – 21 April & 4 Jul – 18 Aug
For this touring exhibition, contemporary artist Kurt Jackson walks in the footsteps of JMW Turner to visit the locations of his iconic images painted in the South West. Kurt Jackson picked a dozen of the locations where Turner painted to explore his artistic choices and make his own work in response to Tuner’s approach and the contemporary lie of the land.
Signs & Wonders Light Spectacular, St Day Old Church, St Day, Sat 24 Mar
The grand finale of the Signs and Wonders events will be in St Day this month. Throughout town you will find air-themed light installations, including illuminated kite flying and a lantern procession with projections. You will also discover the work from previous locations in a new environment and see performances from the Day-Light Choir.
Haunt The Woods (EP launch), Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Sat 24 Mar
A unique and magical place to see live music. Carnglaze Caverns is hosting Haunt The Woods for the launch of their new EP, Circle. Their sound incorporates an eclectic blend of soaring vocals, beautiful melodies and spellbinding guitar.
Wild Wine Club, Kudhva nr Tintagel, Sat 24 Mar
Explore the influence of architectural design on wine making at Kudhva (Cornish for hideout). Tasting five wines, selected by Sommelier Debbie Warner accompanied by a five-course feast. Wander the beach in great company and then enjoy a feast by an open fire.
Charlie Dore, STERTS Theatre, Liskeard, Sat 24 Mar
Charlie Dore takes to the stage in a rare solo appearance sharing songs from her new album as well as her personal favourites from her past six albums and unique takes on songs she has written for platinum-selling artists. The evening promises a multi-layered show as Charlie swaps between guitar, piano, ukulele and harmonium.
Middle Eastern Mezze cookery course, Canteen, St Agnes, Sat 24 Mar
A cookery workshop with added fire, a great menu and loads to learn. This ‘Cook Together, Eat Together’ event is led by chef Ben Quinn and will be based around Middle Eastern Mezze this month. A sociable supper follows the afternoon of learning, when you can either lend a hand in the kitchen or just sit and enjoy the fruits of your labour.