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What’s On This Week: Mon 4 – Sun 10 Sept


Presenting this week’s jam-packed Muddy Guide – your social life for the week is sorted! Choose from food, culture, film and music festivals, new exhibitions and themed feast nights.

Taste of Scilly Festival, Isles of Scilly, Fri 1 – Sat 30 September

Taste of Scilly, the festival that has foodies flocking to the Isles of Scilly, is back in September with a month-long celebration of the very best in food, drink and produce from the famously unspoilt archipelago. Throughout September, there’s a fresh foodie experience to savour every day, from lobster feasts to Scillonian produce markets, from beach barbecues to evening supper boats.

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Kurt Jackson Exhibition, ‘Cot: A Cornish Valley’, Jackson Foundation Gallery, Opens 2 Sept

An exciting and ambitious new collection of paintings and sculpture following this small, most westerly of valleys in Cornwall, from its source to its exposed Penwith heathlands to the Atlantic coast at Port Nanven. Works range from immense canvases to small intimate studies, film, ceramics and sculpture.

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Woodfired at West, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, every Tues and Thurs

Woodfired Canteen’s pop-up, mid-week suppers on Porthmeor Beach are rolling on into September. As always with Woodfired Canteen, you can expect super tasty food from the grills and a great community feel, with a single menu served to the centre of shared tables. There are two sittings, at 6pm and 8pm and the set menu (a meat or veggie option) costs £25, for nibbles, a hearty main with bread from St Ives bakery and a pud to take away.

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Ocean Film Festival World Tour, Hall for Cornwall, Thurs 7 Sept

Ocean Film Festival Truro: What's On Cornwall September 2017

The annual Ocean Film Festival is coming to Cornwall with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface.This collection of short films celebrates divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray. Be wowed at the mind blowing marine life; exhilarated by the power of the waves, and inspired by the characters who dedicate their lives to answering the call of the ocean. Tickets cost £15.50.

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Woodfired Sessions, Philleigh Way, Philleigh, Truro, Thurs 7 Sept

Woodfired Sessions, Philleigh Way: What's On Cornwall September 2017

Cookery School Philleigh Way has three special evenings lined up for September. Their Woodfired Sessions combine great food and music and take place in the newly covered outside area (with heating for the late Sept crowd). This week’s feast is a ‘Best’ evening, starring authentic Argentinian Asado, starring local beef and lamb.

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Forage & Feast Day, The Gurnard’s Head, Penwith, Fri 8 Sept

Forage and Feast with Fat Hen & Gurnards Head: What's On Cornwall September 2017

One of Muddy’s favourite pubs, in beautiful Penwith, The Gurnard’s Head and Caroline Davey of Fat Hen host a day of foraging, eating and exploring the landscape (the last of the season). Meet for a coffee in the bar followed by a walk in search of the edible delights of West Cornwall, finished off with lunch at The Gurnard’s.

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Sri Lankan Feast, Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, Fri 8 Sept

Following the success of their Winter Sun Sri Lankan Feast, the latest Knightor Winery feast is heading back to warmer climes with another menu inspired by the tiny island just off the southern tip of India. Expect spicy curries, sweet onion relishes and palm sugar sweetened desserts.

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Redruth International Mining & Pasty Festival, Redruth, Fri 8 – Sun 10 Sept

Redruth International Mining and Pasty Festival: What's On In Cornwall September 2017This three day family event pays homage to the Cornish pasty and to Cornwall’s mining heritage, including a memorial to miners who lost their lives in the county. The festival is held within the Cornish Mining World Heritage site, which encompasses Redruth and its outlying venues and museums.

Find out more on the event’s Facebook page

Eden Arts Festival (including Proud Eden), Eden Project, nr St Austell, Fri 8 – Sun 10 Sept

Eden Arts Festival: What's On Cornwall September 2017

A long weekend of live performances, visual arts, music and family fun. The first day of Eden Arts Festival is a celebration of LGBTQ culture, including the acclaimed West End show Outings, Lucy Le Brocq’s photos of drag kings and talks, poetry and music from Matthew Todd, Dean Atta, Elani Evangelou, Toby Campion and Zee Gachette.

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Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions, Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay, Fri 8 Sept

Lusty Glaze was named by The Times as the UK’s most picturesque place to watch live music and every Friday they host free Sundowner Sessions – book a table and enjoy some great local talent. First up this month, enjoy A. James Harding’s ‘city slicking country’ vibes on Fri 8 Sept.

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Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival, Healy’s Cider Farm, Penhallow, Fri 8 – Sun 10 Sept

Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival

Back for its fifth year with increased capacity, this Cornish festival has been named BBC Music’s ‘Summer of Music’ Festival in Cornwall. Headliners include Scouting for Girls, Hothouse Flowers, Electric Swing Circus and The Wurzels. And don’t miss the brilliant emerging talent on the BBC introducing stage.

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St Ives September Festival, Sat 9 – Sat 23 Sept

St Ives September Festival: What's On Cornwall September 2017

A 15-day festival in one of Cornwall’s most vibrant artistic hubs. St Ives Festival offers a mix of music, art and food, drawing culture-seeking visitors from around the country. Highlights include live music in the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, performances from John McCusker Band, Toploader and Cara Dillon at The Guildhall, Ronnie Scotts in St Ives at The Western Hotel and numerous art workshops and open studios.

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Togetherness: Notes on Outrage, Kestle Barton, Helford, opens Sat 9 Sept

Togetherness: Notes On Outrage, Kestle Barton: What's On Cornwall September 2017

Togetherness: Notes on Outrage is the continuation of an ongoing research project first begun at the London project space, South Kiosk. The exhibition celebrates the pioneering work of the architecture critic Ian Nairn whose 1955 edition of Architectural Review, entitled Outrage, revolutionised architectural criticism. At Kestle Barton, there will be new works by artists Felicity Hammond, Polly Tootial and Shaun C Badham as well as temporary works and film screenings.

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Fisherman’s Friends, Regal Theatre, Redruth, Sat 9 Sept 

Fishermans friends Redruth pasty & mining festival: What's On Cornwall September 2017

The popular Port Isaac band’s last gig of the year in Cornwall. Fisherman’s Friends will be performing as part of the International Pasty & Mining Festival at the newly refurbished Regal Theatre in Redruth. Expect plenty of fruity, bawdy songs of the sea.

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Haunt The Woods & Rue, Harbour Sessions, St James Church, Kew, Sat 9 Sept

Haunt The Woods, Harbour Sessions: What's On Cornwall September 2017

The second of Harbour Brewery’s Harbour Sessions showcases the Cornish folk/rock band Haunt The Woods and local singer songwriter Rue in the magical setting of St James Church in St Kew. As you might expect, there will be a well-stocked bar with beers from Harbour Brewing Co, Hayward Cider, wine and soft drinks. Tickets cost £10.

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Roots Culture Summer Market, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Sun 10 Sept

Roots Culture Summer Market, Mount Pleasant Eco Park: What's On Cornwall September 2017

The last Summer Market of the year at the Eco Park celebrates all things ‘handmade in Cornwall’. Stalls include a wonderful range of Porthtowan, St Agnes based and Cornish artists from further afield – selling a gorgeous mix of local, ethically produced, artisan crafts, art, food and gifts. Tropical Pressure Sound System will be providing the soundtrack for this uniquely laid-back event and La Cantina Café will be open throughout for coffee, cake and fresh veggie lunches.

Find out more on the event’s Facebook page

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