What’s On This Week: Mon 23 – Sun 29 Apr
MON 23 - SUN 29 APR
Your curated guide to the fun stuff coming up in the week ahead, with culture, comedy and feasting aplenty.
Roseland Festival, various locations, Sat 21 Apr- Sat 5 May
The Roseland Festival is full of entertainment and talks for everyone. There will be a performance from concert pianist Shelagh Sutherland, wine tasting with Louise Fitzpatrick, St Austell Brewery’s newly appointed wine buyer, and a talk by Christopher Riddle on the popular Royal Cornish Show. Check the schedule to purchase tickets as entertainment and talks are held on different days and in different locations.
Leviathan, Acorn Theatre, Penzance, Tues 24 Apr
Leviathan is the critically acclaimed work by award winning Cornish choreographer James Wilton. Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a story based on man versus nature. Also at The Tolmen Centre (Fri 27 Apr) and Crackington Haven Institute (Sat 28 Apr).
Aspire Visual Arts Workshops, Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Tues 24 & Weds 25 April
Jane Chetwynd & Sarah Hayes have worked for a leading Arts University and have extensive experience in arts education. They’re passionate about delivering workshops that support you to explore new and exciting ways of working. The courses are suitable for individuals and groups, held in great locations and for everyone regardless of previous experience. The first dates at The Poly are all about ‘learning to see’ while later in the month at Kestle Barton, the theme will be ‘drawings from the land’.
Charity Ladies Spa Evening, Camel Studio, Trenewth, Washaway, Thur 26 Apr
In support of the Cornish mental wellness charity, The Sea Sanctuary, The Camel Studio hosts a spa evening that includes a professional team of beauty and complimentary health therapists from across Cornwall providing 30-minute taster sessions introducing new techniques and products.
Sound of the Sirens, Acorn, Penzance, Thur 26 Apr
Rick Astley supporting act, Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood, are here to bring energy, warmth and humour to the stage. They have received high praise on their album “For all Sins”, as well as performed on Clare Bolding’s Good Morning Sunday Show on BBC Radio2. They are sure to bring you an enlightening night.
Greek Fire and Feast Night, Bedruthan, Newquay, Fri 27 Apr
It is time to devour another delicious feast at Bedruthan, and this time it is Greek food that is on offer: think local mussels, Cornish lamb curry, fresh seafood. Feast with many like minded people, whilst sitting around an open fire, toasting marshmallows on the flames.
Knightor Feasts, Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, Fri 27 April
This month’s final foodie fiesta at Knightor Winery is a feast of spring favourites, celebrating the new season’s produce from around the county including crab, lamb, asparagus and rhubarb. £25 for 3 courses and welcome cocktail / £38 with pre-dinner winemakers tour at 5pm.
Trevithick Day, Camborne, Sat 28 April
Trevithick day is part of Cornwall’s rich heritage and is day that the whole family will enjoy. The day celebrates Camborne town’s renowned industrial history. Join the town in their festivities admiring the magnificent steam engines, based on the life of local engineer Richard Trevithick who invented steam engines for the local and international mining industry. There will be dancing in the streets, a variety of music, an abundance of stalls and a fairground to entertain you throughout the day.
Comedy Cupboard, Old Bakery Studios, Sat 28 April
Need a belly laugh? Spend an evening at Old Bakery Studio’s Comedy Cupboard with resident host MC Claire Rowley and comedians extraordinaire Matt Price and Luke Honnoraty. Expect cabaret seating, live music and a well stocked bar.
Legend of the Bay 2018, Watergate Bay, Sat 28 – Sun 29 Apr
Do you love water sports or prefer to relax on the beach and watch? Then this is the event for the whole family at Watergate Bay. From surfing to kite surfing, this event will have you mesmerised by the competitors skills and may even inspire.
Vintage Jazz and Gin in the Park, Mount Edgcumbe, Cremyll, Sat 28- Sun 29 Apr
Vintage shopping, drinking gin and listening to Jazz, sounds like the perfect weekend. Rummage through an array of vintage exhibitors whilst toe tapping to live jazz music. There is also access to the Edgcumbe house and you can explore the Earls garden.
Roots Reggae Roast, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Sun 29 Apr
There will be three opportunities to enjoy a Roots Reggae Roast in association with Keep Cornwall Fed at Mount Pleasant Eco Park this month. Enjoy a delicious vegan/veggie roast, local ales and cider from the Eco Park Barn, while you listen to tropical tunes that will transport you from the rolling fields of Cornwall to the Jamaican coast. 3 delicious main course choices will be served (one will always be Vegan) alongside seasonal veg, roasties, Yorkshire pud and your choice of Rich Veg or our Special Jerk Gravy. Adults portion £10 / Kids portion £5.50 . For every meal sold, Keep Cornwall Fed will donate a healthy hot meal to someone living in food poverty.
Orchard Spring Fayre, Newquay Orchard, Newquay, Sun 29 April
A celebration of all things Spring! Browse the farmer’s market and the mixture of craft stalls and games whilst listening to live music. Join in on a foraging walk with Emma Gunn, from Never Mind the Burdocks, starting in Newquay and ending at the Orchard.
Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita, Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Sun 29 April
This critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians – Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita – delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship. Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances.