What’s On This Weekend: Fri 10 – Sun 12 Aug
FRI 10 - SUN 12 AUG
Plenty to keep you entertained this weekend, including Miracle Theatre’s Cherry Orchard, surf and music fest Boardmasters and a gin festival to kick off Falmouth Week.
Miracle Theatre touring with Chekov’s Cherry Orchard, Trebah Garden, 10-11 Aug
This summer Cornwall’s award-winning Miracle Theatre will set Chekhov’s classic comedy ablaze, skilfully treading the tightrope between tears and laughter with the story of a family facing ruin, as society teeters on the brink of cataclysmic change. Miracle’s outdoor productions have become a ‘must do’ activity and pop up in unexpected and extraordinary, places including gardens beaches, castles and clifftops. See my review
Boardmasters, Newquay, Wed 8 – Sun 12 Aug
Live music and pro surfing on the stunning Cornish coast. Boardmasters Festival is hosted across two beautiful locations. The festival site sits on the cliff top at Watergate Bay, home to arguably the world’s best festival view. Expect twelve stages, with a collection of acts ranging from local acoustic talent, to mind-bending visual performers, to international headliners. This year, catch Chemical Brothers, Craig David and Fat Freddy’s Drop to name a few. Oh and over at Fistral there’ll be pro surf comps, skating, BMX, live music, the Surf Village and much more.
Punk Thai Pop-Up, Genki, St Agnes Fri 10 Aug
Punk Thai’s second appearance at Genki offers another unique taste of Thai food with a special twist. Enjoy a trio of fragrant Thai dishes, including Papaya Salad, Moo Panag and Punk Thai Poached Pear. £25pp
Falmouth Week, Falmouth, Fri 10 – Sun 19 Aug
Falmouth Week is a major attraction for locals and visitors alike. With its origins in a local sailing regatta dating back at least far as 1837, the Week has evolved into not only a major sailing competition in the SW but also an opportunity for sailors and landlubbers to enjoy the many daytime and evening attractions in the town. Plus The Red Arrows, a pink wig parade and fireworks? I’m there!
Falmouth Gin Festival, Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth, Sat 11 Aug
Falmouth’s first ever gin festival will be held at the historic Greenbank Hotel this August. Tickets include a G&T on arrival, samples from all participating distilleries, and a keepsake branded gin glass. Sample award-winning gins and chat to makers from Curio, Tarquin’s, Salcombe Gin, Monkey 47, Caspyn and more. Sip gin cocktails, share a tasting board of nibbles, then enjoy live music and DJ sessions through the evening. £11.50pp
Heligan Rare Breed Shows, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, Sun 12 Aug
Heligan Rare Breeds show is a celebration of our recent accreditation as a Rare breeds farm park by the Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST). This event will showcase a range of rare breed livestock, some of which is currently not kept on the Heligan home farm. The Barn and paddocks will be full of visiting animals, to showcase some native and rare breed and to raise awareness off the importance of these endangered animals.