What’s On This Week: Mon 18 – Sun 24 Feb
Mon 18 - Sun 24 Feb
MUDDY’s PICK OF THE WEEK
Signs of Spring Children’s Trail, Trelissick, Feock, Sat 16 – Sun 24 Feb
Spring is around the corner and colour is beginning to emerge from the winter garden. See if you can spot the signs of spring in the February half-term trail. Admission charges apply, free to National Trust members.
Passport to the World, Eden Project, Bodelva, Sat 16 – Sun 24 Feb
Ever fancied visiting far-flung continents to try your hand at new and exotic challenges? Head to Eden in February half-term for the adventure of a lifetime, visiting five continents in one day. Explore an Arctic winterscape, where you’ll come face to face with our magnificent polar bear friend. Go tropical with a journey through the clouds on our wobbly Rainforest Bridge. Dust off your dancing shoes with flamenco workshops and carnival-inspired fun. Hone your jungle survival skills by learning to shoot a blow pipe. You may even come face to face with a digeridoo player! Plus music, crafts and fantastical story telling. All free with Eden admission.
Gäa: Holistic Science And Wisdom Tradition,The Exchange, Penzance from Sat 16 Feb
After a brief winter closure, The Exchange reopens with an exhibition that draws on ancient traditions from the Amazon rainforest and European alternatives to mainstream science. Featuring work by Gemma Anderson, Serena Korda, Delfina Muñoz de Toro and Abel Rodriguez. Abel Rodriguez, an elder from the Nonuya community in the Colombian Amazon, paints intricate landscapes to convey his ancestral understanding of the indigenous plants and lifecycles of the rainforest. Gemma Anderson’s drawings emerge from her collaborations with a cell biologist and a philosopher of science. Delfina Muñoz de Toro’s visionary paintings and songs are informed by her experiences living with communities in the Amazon.
Love Nature, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, Sat 16 – Sun 24 Feb
Connect with the wonderful world of nature this half term at The Lost Gardens in this uplifting event, designed to inspire your creativity and enjoyment of the natural world. Join Robin Redbreast on his search for his lost nest! ‘Get twitching’ in the Hide and enjoy some close up views of Heligan’s birdlife, before stopping at the Steward’s House to make some tasty treats for your feathered friends. In the Barn, marvel at the creativity of Falmouth University students as they reveal their ‘Natural History Photographic Exhibition’, inspired by the Gardens. Finally, delve into colour and texture as you take part in a large scale artwork, inspired by nature.
Wild & Deadly Wednesday, Heartlands, Pool, Wed 20 Feb
Wild and Deadly Wednesday has two parts, bug handling and the Wild and Deadly show presented by Nick Wadham. The Wild and Deadly Show features some of the most amazing, and sometimes terrifying creatures from the invertebrate world and is a natural history show. Silly jokes and puns for the kids, are precision timed to ensure the important conservation issues, and snippets of knowledge are imparted in ways that are impossible to forget. Tickets in advance are £4 per person (plus booking fee) and under 3s are free of charge or £5 per person, on the door.
Marine Monsters, St Michael’s Mount, Weds 20 Feb
Turn the plastic you collect on your beach clean into Marine Monsters with Surfers Against Sewage. Join Surfers Against Sewage and learn about the plastics found on our beaches and create some marine litter monsters – a fun way of turning the plastic you find at beach cleans from useless trash into a material and toy! Bring along your own bag of collected (washed) materials from the beach, or use the materials provided. Supported by our local SAS Plastic Free Communities in Penzance and Marazion.
Banff Mountain Film Festival, Regal Theatre, Redruth, Weds 20 – Fri 22 Feb
The Banff Mountain Film Festival features an exhilarating selection of short films that will take you to the most captivating places on earth. Through the big screen be transported to the world’s last great wild places, follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline-packed action sports and be inspired by thought provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.
Stones & Bones, Storytelling at Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Wed 20 – Fri 22 Feb
Storytelling with puppets and songs for families with young children. Stones And Bones is a marvellous mix of history and mystery! Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors, hear stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano erupting before your very eyes, and maybe even glimpse a dinosaur or two. For children aged 5+ and their families. Tickets on the door – advance booking not available for half-term shows. Adults £5, children aged 5-11 £0.50p, ages 12-15 £2.50
Science Adventures, Acorn Theatre, Penzance, Thurs 21 Feb
In their top-secret lab, the science fictionaries are trying to create the Ultimate Book of Science Stories! They are searching for the fizziest, flashiest, most marvellous science adventures, using experiments to make sure only the top tales make it into the Ultimate Book! Using their Story Automation Machine (SAM for short) they collect stories as they travel all over the world. Using specially designed interactive technology, storytelling, puppets and music, this band of mad scientists have created a delightful show for children aged 5 – 12 years. Adults £8/Children £6
Blue Light Day, Cornwall Air Ambulance, Newquay, Sun 24 Feb
Cornwall Air Ambulance will be opening its doors for its first ever Blue Light Day. This unique event will showcase the work of emergency services working across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Welcoming representatives from Devon & Cornwall Police, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard, RNLI, Cornwall Blood Bikes, amongst others at the event. Visitors are set to enjoy a fun day with demonstrations from the emergency services where they’ll have the chance to learn more about the work they do including those who volunteer to keep our community safe.
Film & Feast, The Brig, Truro, Sun 24 Feb
Feast your eyes on a cult classic and feast your stomach with a delicious set menu! Valentine’s Day not your thing? Missed out because it was on a weekday? Here’s your second chance to wine and dine, whilst being entertained by one of the greatest love stories of all time! The Princess Bride. £20pp