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What’s On This Week: Mon 18 – Sun 24 Mar

Mon 18 - Sun 24 Mar


First seal pup release of the season, Porthtowan Beach, Tues 18th Mar

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary invites the public to watch their first public seal pup release of the year. After another busy rescue season, they are happy to be releasing rescued casualties back into the wild. The Pup release will take place at Porthtowan Beach, on the 19th March at 3.30pm. This release is particularly special as amongst the pups being released back into the wild is Hope (of the sea). Hope was rescued by Zoe, a member of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary team, back in January after she had become entangled in netting.


Twilight Sensory Spa Garden & Fondue, Bedruthan Hotel, Newquay, Thurs 21 & Fri 22 Mar

Treat yourself to an evening Sensory Spa Garden, where you’ll adventure through seven stages of hot and cold therapy, the contrast is invigorating whilst deeply relaxing. Enjoy the starlight in the deep-seated hot tubs, the warmth and aroma of cedarwood sauna and two beautiful scrubs. Make your way to our Wild Cafe where you’ll enjoy a delicious classic fondue made with Gruyere and Comte cheese, flavoured with sherry and kirsch, served with a selection of cured Cornish meats and salamis, green salad, sautéed potatoes, homemade sourdough and pickles. The Twilight Spa Garden & Fondue is perfect for couples and small groups of friends looking for an after-work spa retreat this winter.


Winter’s End Feast, Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, Fri 22 Mar

Celebrate the end of winter with a five course feast full of the finest locally sourced and seasonal produce. Enjoy warming winter classics done with a unique twist and fresh flavours of spring, this is a great feast for those keen to combine healthy with weekend indulgence! Dietary requirements and vegetarian options can be provided. £30pp


Spring Fair, Bedruthan Hotel, Newquay, Sat 23 – Sun 24 Mar

Enjoy a weekend of inspiration at the Bedruthan Spring Fair. Browse three floors showcasing products for you, your home and your garden from unique designs by contemporary makers to reworked pieces from classic curators. Try a new skill that will help you transform your own home, drop into a demo for garden ideas, discover foods for a healthy lifestyle or take part in a pop up pamper session. With 50 stalls including furniture and lighting, decorative items and soft furnishings, outdoor living and plants, fashion, accessories and more.


Jazz Lounge – a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, Old Bakery Studios, Truro, Sat 23 Mar

Join us for another incredible evening, with The Simon Latarche Quartet. Sylvia McEwen and special guests “A Jazz Affair” and their tribute to the awesome talent of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. This is a seated event, classic speak easy club layout, bistro tables, inspired by the infamous Ronnie Scott’s jazz club.


Gin & Cornish Drinks Festival, The Alverton Hotel, Cornwall, Sat 23 Mar

Talland Bay Hotel Gin

The very first Alverton Cornish Gin and Drinks Festival is a celebration of Cornish producers. Grab a free souvenir glass as the first drink is free. Meet the makers and sample the very best in Cornish drinks. Enjoy live demonstrations where you’ll pick up handy hints and tips to create your own top-notch tipples at home. Makers include Trevethan, Tarquin’s and Curio, Knightor, Polgoon and Sharp’s.


Falmouth Spring Flower Show, Princess Pavilion, Sat 23 -Sun 24 Mar


Falmouth’s 109th display of finest spring flowers, rare and exotic flora, new and heritage daffodils, flora art, photography and a dozen children’s classes will delight visitors to Cornwall’s oldest flower show. The Show usually takes place the last week-end in March and is the first in a line of successive flower shows which take place around Cornwall to showcase the best of Cornwall spring flowers. Many growers exhibit here. £3pp


The Great Escape: 75th Anniversary Gala Screening, Newlyn Film House, Sun 24 Mar (live from Hammersmith Apollo)

On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and special guests, culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult movie, starring Steve McQueen. Audiences will discover how Squadron Leader Roger Bushell’s ingenious plan inspired one of the most famous war movies of all time. The Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence-jump scene, will make a rare appearance on stage. The live show will feature Britain’s Got Talent finalists, performing classics such as The White Cliffs of Dover, Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree and a specially created arrangement of the iconic theme tune.

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