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What’s On This Week: Mon 9 – Sun 15 October

Mon 9 - Sun 15 October

Celebrate the very best of Cornish food and culture this week as Tate St Ives reveals its new gallery space and Falmouth hosts its 21st oyster festival. Plus comedy, theatre and more.

Simon Amstell: What is This, Hall for Cornwall, Truro, Wed 11 Mar

Following a series of critically acclaimed international tours, Simon Amstell begins his fifth stand-up tour of the UK. What Is This? promises to be a deeply personal, funny exploration of beauty, intimacy, freedom, sex and love. Simon Amstell (Carnage, Grandma’s House, Never Mind the Buzzcocks) has won two British Comedy Awards, an RTS Award, a Broadcast Award, a Chortle Award and has been nominated for a BAFTA.

Falmouth Oyster Festival, Events Square, Falmouth, Thur 12 – Sun 15 Oct

This popular annual Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting, cooking demos with Cornwall’s top chefs, live music, food and craft stalls.. The programme also includes live music, Cornish food produce, arts and crafts, real ale and wine bars, oyster and seafood bars, Working Boat race, Grand Oyster Parade, shucking competition and a Grand Oyster Draw.

 Japanese Supper Club, Philleigh Way Cookery School, Fri 13 Oct

Cookery school Philleigh Way has two autumn supper clubs planned this month. The first, on Fri 13 Oct, is a Japanese night with Naoko Kashiwagi of Naoko’s Kitchen. Diners will experience an evening of delicious sushi, sashimi and other traditional Japanese dishes. Naoko will explain the history of sushi and sashimi as well as demonstrating elements of each dish in front of you throughout the evening.

Eden Ice Rick Opens, Eden Project, Sat 14 Oct

The Eden Project ice rink reopens on Sat 14 Oct for the season. You need to book ahead and also pay for Eden admission if you don’t have a local’s pass already. There are push along penguins to help novice skaters find their confidence and special toddler (from 18 months) and junior sessions – so check times if you have little folk who’d like a go. Adults £7/ Children £6.

Hong Kong Ping Pong, The Watering Hole, Perranporth, Sat 14 Oct

The second gig of the month at The Watering Hole on Perranporth Beach. Playing an eclectic mix including everything from breaks, to dub step, to hip hop, DJs Morphosis and Fat Harry have spent the last few years working their musical magic to establish Hong Kong Ping Pong as one of the most vibrant, unique, and fun nights in the South West.

Tate St Ives Open Weekend, St Ives, Sat 14 & Sun 15 Oct

To celebrate the launch of the new Tate St Ives there’s free entry all weekend, giving visitors a first look at the brand new gallery. The new gallery doubles the size of the building, enabling Tate St Ives to show even more exciting art. Over the weekend there will be fun family activities, pop up tours, events and talks, including a firework display on Saturday evening at 20.00.

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Rebecca Warren, All That Heaven Allows & Modern Art & St Ives Exhibitions, Tate St Ives, from Sat 14 Oct

Rebecca Warren’s first major UK solo exhibition in eight years opens the new Tate St Ives. A Turner prize nominated, British artist, Warren’s exuberant, roughly-worked sculptures are widely exhibited in Europe and the United States. This new exhibition will draw connections between her practice to date and the geographical context and artistic legacy of St Ives.

Modern Art & St Ives, New Permanent Display, Tate St Ives, from Sat 14 Oct

A crop of Peter Lanyon’s, Porthleven (sorry, you’ll have to go and see it in all it’s glory!)

What many visitors have felt was lacking here in the past – for the first time, Tate St Ives will be dedicating spaces to the history of modern art in St Ives, giving key artists a permanent presence in the town where they lived and worked. National and international figures relating to the practice of modern British art in the town will be covered in depth – from Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon and Barbara Hepworth to Piet Mondrian, Naum Gabo and Paule Vézelay.

Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur, Hall for Cornwall, Truro, Sun 15 & Mon 16 Oct

An epic tale of deep magic, heroism, love and betrayal. Adapted from the novel Arthur: High King of Britainby Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse and Private PeacefulWhen a small boy becomes stranded at sea, he is rescued by a mysterious old man who claims to be King Arthur Pendragon. As the old man starts to tell his stories, the boy is transported back to the days of Camelot. Recommended for age 7+.

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