What’s On This Week: Mon 22 – Sun 28 Jan
MON 22 - SUN 28 JAN
From Burns Night fun and children’s theatre to live music and alternative art, there’s loads to enjoy this week in Cornwall. Don’t let the weather defeat you – get out there and revive your social life!
Sultans of String, Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Tues 23 Jan
Sultans of String thrill their audiences with their genre-hopping tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Celtic, Cuban rhythms, Gypsy-jazz, and middle eastern folk, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Serving up messages of hope and cultural harmony, Sultans of String’s music has had huge success across Canada and received multiple awards and accolades, including three Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Champagne Dinner, The Pandora Inn, Restronguet Creek, Wed 24 Jan
A Champagne dinner, hosted at the ever-popular Pandora Inn, with world-renowned champagne house, Joseph Perrier. The Pandora’s head chef, John Poole, has devised a delicious five-course menu and Martin Gamman, the UK representative for Joseph Perrier, will talk about the different Champagnes that will be served with each course.
This special evening costs £60 per person – which includes the five-course menu and five glasses of Champagne.
Burns Night in Cornwall, Thurs 25 Jan
We may be miles from Scotland but any excuse for a traditional Celtic knees up! Burns Night celebrations are planned at The Pandora Inn, on Retronguet Creek, where music and Scottish specials are planned or you could go all out at The Old Quay House Hotelin Fowey, with a 7-course meal and whiskey pairing (£55pp). And Potluck Cornwall has a special celebration planned at Castaways East in Falmouth.
3 Days of Small Plate Feasts, ‘Residency by Craig Tregonning’, Temple, Bude, Thurs 25 – Sat 27 Jan
A pretty exciting series of foodie events is coming to Bude this week. Hip new cafe and retail space Temple is hosting three nights of small plate feasts with Beautiful & The Feast and chef Craig Tregonning (formerly of Ottolenghi). £35 pp with dessert and a cocktail chucked in.
Broadcast Presents, Winter Screenings, Hosted by Finisterre, Falmouth, Thurs 25 Jan
“A collection of film, visuals and stories from our surrounding community, surfing world and other tales from our Broadcast. Featuring a special screening of Ben Player’s FAR NORTH plus a roster of Broadcast gold, we’ve got another, otherwise dark Thursday night all wrapped up for you. Limited seats available. Beers and Popcorn provided.”
Awful Auntie, Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Thurs 25 – Sun 28 Jan
From the award-winning producers of Gangsta Granny comes David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie! When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger. Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie! Age recommendation: 5+
Thrown Gauntlet Festival, Falmouth, Fri 26 – Sun 28 Jan
Back and bigger for its second year, The Thrown Gauntlet Festival of mixed arts is returning to Falmouth as residents open up their living rooms, bathrooms, gardens, streets and live venues, inviting the public to witness everything from Falmouth’s brightest bands to Cornwall’s most eccentric art. From theatre and storytelling to photography and installation, from performance art to painting, and from film to sculpture, the festival will place actors in bathrooms, paintings in pubs, dance in living rooms. And then in the evening the festival will move to Jacobs Ladder Inn for three nights of music, performance and film.
Fish Whisperers and Scales, Ben at Sennen, Sennen Cove, Fri 26 Jan
Three poets and a musician celebrate birth, death and everything in between. Join Alan Bleakley, Mike Lay, Mike Adams and Frankie Davies on Friday 26th January 2018 from 6.30-10.30pm for a night of poetry, music and food in Sennen Cove. £20pp. Email to book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plastic Ocean Screening, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Fri 26 Jan
If cutting down on your waste and joining in on a few more beach cleans featured in your resolutions, watch this film to steel your resolve. The problem of plastic pollution is growing exponentially every year; we are producing more than 300 million tons of plastic, half of this is designed for single use, and each year around 8 million tons of it ends up in our oceans. We can solve this problem and we can do it by educating and engaging everyone in a conversation to rethink plastic. Plastic Oceans is working to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as ‘disposable’. £3 donation on the door, for St Agnes Marine Conservation Group.
The Sinking of the Good Ship Rosa, Lusty Glaze, Newquay, Fri 26 Jan
Enjoy live music and a cosy welcome every Friday this winter at top Newquay venue Lusty Glaze. The Sinking of the Good Ship Rosa is the coming together of Aaron Fyfe and Craig Grant, two Scottish musicians finding themselves coincidentally in Newquay, Cornwall. The pair share a love of Americana and knew that one day an alliance would have to be formed and songs written. So three years on, they are delighted to finally have found the time to write and play live together. Between them, the pair have been lucky to work with some well known, world class producers in Glasgow, London, Los Angeles and New York as well as global touring at some of the worlds great venues and festivals. Free entry. Table reservations: 01637 872444
New Exhibition: Cypher, Tremenheere Gallery, nr Gulval, Penzance, Sat 27 Jan – Wed 4 Feb
Cypher is an exhibition of artworks by thirteen visual artists graduating from the Newlyn School of Art’s 2017 Professional Practice course at Tremenheere Gallery. Revealing the vigorous way personal expressions are shaped, Cypher showcases new contemporary artworks as installation, projection, video, sound, drawing, painting, photography and collaborative works. A series of talks and discussions are also offered over the exhibition weekends.
I Becomes You, Becomes We, Becomes Us, Hosted by Tate St Ives, around St Ives, Sat 27 Jan
St Ives becomes the subject of a unique artist project in this public event happening throughout St Ives. The opening and closing of Tate St Ives will be marked by a special performance in front of the Gallery at 10.00 and 16.00 on Saturday 27 January. This is part of a new work by artist Lucy Joyce commissioned by Tate St Ives Artists Programme, for St Ives. I Becomes You, Becomes We, Becomes Us is a one day performance. Starting with wet suited performers, the action moves throughout the town as Joyce has asked the residents of St Ives to create a new view of the coastline with fabric. A constellation of neon pink circles will cluster for one day, inviting spectators to look up, out and beyond our usual viewpoint.
Signs and Wonders Light Spectacular, Gwennap Pit, Sat 27 Jan
Signs and Wonders will be spinning the light fantastic and creating a wonderfully immersive evening of illuminations and projections. This time, Gwennap Pit is the location and inspiration. It is a relic of mining activities in the area, which later became a natural amphitheatre, used many times by Methodist preacher John Wesley. Centre stage will be a rotating light installation, casting dancing images in colourful light around the pit and it will be accompanied by a multitude of smaller rotating lanterns made by local schools. There will also be music and hot refreshments on offer. Free, online donations welcome.
The Healing Light Festival, Heartlands, Pool, Sat 27 and Sun 28 Jan
A winter warmer for mind, body and spirit. The Healing Light Festival is a showcase for Cornish-based complementary therapists and features workshops, talks, dancing, readings, mediums and crafts. There will also be music in the atrium and refreshment in the award-winning Red River cafe. £2pp, under 16s free.