What’s On This Weekend: Fri 12 – Sun 14 Oct
FRI 12 - SUN 14 OCT
This weekend, choose from three unique festivals you’ll only find in Cornwall – Falmouth Oyster Festival, Walk Scilly and Wadebridge’s BikeLights. Plus gigs, feasts and more…
Falmouth Oyster Festival, Events Square, Falmouth, Thurs 11 – Sun 14 Oct
Now in its second year, this famous festival celebrates the beginning of oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and Cornish seafood in general. Expect four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls.
Walk Scilly Long Weekend, Scilly Isles, Thurs 11 – Mon 15 Oct
Enjoy this special season on the Isles of Scilly, with a long weekend of walking the islands with expert guides showing the way. The wildlife is spectacular, with resident and migrating birds to spot, seal pups to catch sight of, and Scilly bees and bats to seek out. The hedgerows and shorelines are fantastic for foraging, too. New for this year are creative walks in collaboration with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust – including sound walks with sound artist Laura Denning, immersive flower walks with leading botanical artist Bee Watson and an extraordinary coastal walk with sand artist, Tony Plant.
Harvest Feast Night, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Fri 12 Oct
Heligan Feast Nights return for two exclusive nights in celebration of this year’s harvest. Expect an incredible atmosphere as the Heligan Kitchen team showcase their skills and Heligan’s finest produce in a mouth-watering three course meal. During your feast, members of the gardening team will join you, break bread and be on hand to chat about how the produce is grown. £27.50 pp.
Gentleman’s Dub Club, Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, Fri 12 Oct
After 10 years of solid touring, Gentleman’s Dub Club have taken a brief hiatus and are back with their biggest tour to date! Currently working on new music the band will be bringing their infamous high-energy shows back on the road.
Kober, Heseltine Gallery, Truro, Sat 13 Oct – 8 Dec
A brand new exhibition of prints that explore the process, properties, manufacture and history of copper. Open to the public on Saturdays form 10am to 3pm and Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm.
Mid-Century & Vintage Fair, Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Newquay, Sat 13 – Sun 14 Oct
Bedruthan Hotel & Spa’s popular Mid-Century vintage fair is back. Discover an abundance of vintage and mid-century delights – with 50 stalls of fashion, homewares, furniture and lighting, antiques, collectables and vintage-inspired crafts and design – there is something for everyone!
Bikelights, ‘Flying Circus’, Wadebridge, Sat 13 Oct
A magical and much-loved illuminated bicycle-based parade for all the family on the streets of Wadebridge. Now in its fifth year, as well as receiving local support and beginning to establish some exciting new partnerships, BikeLights and Wadebridge Creative Hub have gained Arts Council and FEAST funding to further develop the event’s artistic activity. Expect beautiful light creations and a fun community feel.
Backbeat Soundsystem, The Wateringhole, Perranporth, Sat 13 Oct
In a UK reggae scene that has long eschewed bands in favour of sound systems, Backbeat Soundsystem are a different beast, bringing 8 musicians to the stage. While many of their peers are slavish in their attempt to recreate an authentic Jamaican-leaning sound, Backbeat Soundsystem are not afraid to go in totally different directions, pulling in influences from all across the music spectrum, to create their vision of modern reggae.
Eden Marathon & Half Marathon, Eden Project, St Austell, Sun 14 Oct
Cornwall’s biggest running event, the Eden Marathon and Half Marathon returns, with a multi-terrain route through spectacular countryside. The full Marathon is now fully booked, but you can register your place for the Half Marathon online by 30 Sept.
Poké Poke Event, Prawn on the Lawn, Padstow, Sun 14 Oct
Die Mondes Collectives, hand-poked tattoo artists, and Prawn on the Lawn are teaming up for a unique event to help raise money for the Lobster Hatchery. Come get poked, eat delicious Poke bowls and do a bit for marine conservation. £30 donation for tattoos.