What’s On This Week: Mon 10 – Sun 16 July
MON 10 - SUN 16 JULY
We’ve been looking forward to Wolf’s Child, Rogue Theatre’s Wild Woodland Summer Ball (at The Lost Gardens of Heligan) and Tropical Pressure Festival for AGES and they’ve all come at once.
Have you got your tickets yet? Scroll down to find out more and click through to book. Then check out the other brilliant events on in Cornwall this week – go!
Wolf’s Child by WildWorks, The Trelowarren Estate, The Lizard Peninsula, Tues 11 – Sat 29 July
I can’t wait for this one! Not really a theatre but the venue for the summer’s most buzzed-about theatre production – a outdoor promenade performance of Wolf’s Child by WildWorks. After 10 years creating work around the world, the renowned theatre company is coming home to Cornwall. The stage will be set in the grounds of the historic Trelowarren Estate, on the banks of the Helford River and the audience will follow the drama from set to set as the story unfolds. This promises to be an unforgettable production in a very special part of Cornwall, particularly poignant, as WildWorks mourns the passing of its pioneering Artistic Director Bill Mitchell. Tickets cost £21 for adults, £16 for children and £19 for students.
Foals Gig – Eden Sessions, Eden Project, Tues 11 July
What a place to watch live music! And what’s more, the Eden Sessions line-up is better than ever this year. Dropping by this month will be Van Morrison (1 July) with a stellar line-up of support acts, including Kezia and Ruarri Joseph and then the Foals are swinging by on 11 July. There’s also a Bryan Adams gig (6 July) but if you don’t already have tickets, you’ve missed the boat – soz!
Woodfired at West, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, every Tues and Thurs
If you haven’t made it to one of Woodfired Canteen’s pop-up, mid-week suppers on Porthmeor Beach yet, July’s got to be the month! If the weather is dry, dinner will be served outdoors, so a few extra layers may be required. 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.
Lost Gardens Summer Ball, Rogue Theatre at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, from Wed 12 July
Best known for their immersive theatre adventures in Tehidy Woods, multi-award-winning Rogue Theatre will be weaving its magic at The Lost Gardens of Heligan this summer. “The Lost Gardens Summer Ball is an exuberant, bewitching, and fun exploration into a world whose magic was lost in time, but not entirely forgotten!” Rogue’s shows are billed as suitable for families, adults and children of all ages who hear the call of the wild. From experience, there is lots that will go over little heads but the music, costumes and magic still manages to hold them entranced.
The Mikado, Hall for Cornwall, Truro, Thurs 13 – Sat 15 July
Following the phenomenon which was Matthew Bourne’s all-male Swan Lake, another thrilling all-male version of a much-loved classic. Sasha Regan returns with one of the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan operas, following her hugely successful all-male production of The Pirates of Penzance. The opera is set in 1950’s England, where a school camping trip takes us to the far away land of Titipu, where their penchant for poking fun at British Institutions combined with their inherent humour and timeless tunefulness make for, arguably, the most popular opera ever written.
‘Best’ Woodfired Session, Philleigh Way Cookery School, Thurs 13 July
Philleigh Way’s ‘Best’ evenings are an authentic Argentinian Asado with huge amounts of Cornish beef and lamb cooking long and slow on their Argentine Parrilla or wood grill. The meat is all cooked over English oak sourced from Philleigh Way’s sustainable woodland. Within the ticket price (£30) guests will enjoy seasonal canapes around the fire pit before supper is served.
Tropical Pressure Festival, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Fri 14 – Sun 17 July
Tropical Pressure is a small, family-friendly festival with a global theme, celebrating the rich music, dance and food of three tropical continents. This intimate, family friendly event, with camping in the Eco Park’s spacious grounds overlooking the sea, will come alive with the sounds, sights and flavours of Africa, Latin America and The Caribbean. Festival goers can expect three days, packed with live bands, DJ’s, music and dance workshops, yoga, kids’ play & craft sessions, storytelling, healing treatments and World music films. It’s a real local favourite that’s not to be missed.
Bands In The Sands, The Wateringhole, Perranporth Beach, Fri 14 July
Following Tunes in the Dunes and a star turn from Tom Jones last month, there are four more big music dates to know about in Perranporth this summer. July sees performances from Seasick Steve, The Stranglers and Feeder, then Jamaican group Toots and the Maytals will be dropping by in August.
Festival of Children’s Literature, Kestle Barton, Helston, Sat 15 – Sun 16 July
The first Festival of Children’s Literature at Kestle Barton includes a schools’ day, with invited school children from five local primary schools, and a grand Family Day, open to all, with plenty of interesting workshops, activities and fun. Writer Christopher William Hill will introduce his wonderful series of books, Mary Evans has been will give a sneak preview of her Greek God tales, Chris Higgins will be launching the latest in her quirky and entertaining, My Funny Family series and illustrator Theo Carter-Weber will lead a workshop in which the children will produce and illustrate short stories. The gallery and garden will be open as usual with no entry charge.
Seaside Saturday, A Summer Sale by the Sea, Perranporth, Sat 15 July
Take a trip to the seaside for a summer sale event with some of Perranporth’s finest online businesses, along with some special guests. Join local companies Green and Blue, Atlantic Blankets, Going Loopy Crochet, Really Big Bubbles, and Ashortwalk, with guest companies Block and Hannah Turner, for a super sale by the sea. This one day only discount shopping social is taking place in Perranporth at Green and Blue’s HQ.
Oyster Masterclass & BBQ, The Arc, Hawksfield, Sun 16 Jul
Hands-on Shucking and tasting Oyster Masterclass (£60), all whilst supping specially chosen wines from Bin Two to accompany plentiful tasty oysters throughout the class. Class ends with a create-your-own ‘Shipwrecked Mary’, The Oyster Lady, Katy’s signature cocktail, which you can enjoy at the after class Oyster BBQ, open to all. And, you take home your very own oyster knife to carry on shucking!
Jazz Picnic, Heartlands, Pool, Sun 16 July
The most chilled of all the musical events in this month’s guide is to be held in the beautiful and tranquil Diaspora Gardens at Heartlands. Local group Sonic Jazz Project will be performing and The Red River Cafe will be offering picnics to pre-order. Bring blankets and layers may be required as the evening rolls on.