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What’s On This Week: Mon 5 – Sun 11 Mar

MON 5 - SUN 11 MAR

Thawed out yet? March got off to a chilly start but I’m feeling good about all the fun on offer this week, culminating in the love-and-cake-fest that is Mothering Sunday (that’s your 7-day warning!)


Rock & Steel, Featuring Photographs of David Bowie and The Rolling Stones, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Sat 3 – Sun 25 Mar

Rock & Steel celebrates the work of photographer Carinthia West and artist Ken Gill. Focusing on the most famous musicians of the 1970s, Carinthia’s vast collection of original photographs includes portraits of David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Carly Simon and Neil Young. The exhibition shares the fascinating and unique story behind many of the photographs. Alongside Carinthia’s photographs is a collection of recent sculpture by Penzance-based artist Ken Gill.


Hummadruz, Newlyn Gallery, Newlyn, 3 Mar – 2 Jun

Hummadruz Exhibition Newlyn Gallery

Image courtesy Jill Smith. Fire Ritual at Uffington White Horse. (Photo by Bruce Lacey)

An international group exhibition exploring the overarching and infinite rhythms of nature, folklore and the occult. Artefacts loaned by The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and private collections will be on display alongside key artworks from the 20th century and pieces by artists exploring these themes in a contemporary context.


Carmen The Royal Opera (Tues 6 Mar) & Julius Caesar National Theatre (Thurs 22 Mar), Live Arts Season, Idle Rocks, St Mawes

St Mawes Hidden Cinema will be broadcasts live art performances direct from the world famous Royal Opera House and The National Theatre in London. This month see Carmen live from the Royal Opera and Julius Caesar live from the stage of The National Theatre.


Titanic Stories, The National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, opens Thurs 8 Mar


Major new exhibition, Titanic Stories, will examine the stories of the Titanic’s momentous sinking on 15 Apr 1912, re-appraising many of the myths, controversies and assumptions that linger. Working in collaboration with private collectors from overseas and national museums in the UK, Titanic Stories presents rare and never-seen-before objects and items, as well as retelling the personal stories of many of the survivors.


Duchy Ballet presents The Nutcracker, Hall for Cornwall, Truro, Thurs 8- Sat 10 Mar


Missing the festive season already? The Duchy Ballet are holding on to that magical feeling – combining realism and fantasy in a beautiful production of The Nutcracker. Commissioned by Duchy Ballet’s Artistic Director, Kay Jones and choreographed by Terence Etheridge.


Heligan Feast Night, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, Fri 9 Mar

Feast nights are back in the recently refurbished restaurant at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. March’s feast menu will be designed around Heligan’s vast array of heritage root vegetables – from bulls blood beetroot to chestnut mushrooms. £25pp.


Trevethan Gin Dinner, Carew Arms, Antony, Fri 9 Mar

The first of in a series of ‘Meet the Producer’ dinners at Carew Arms will be co-hosted with the team from Trevethan Gin. Dishes will either be created using Trevethan Gin or paired with gin and gin cocktails to create a fun, informative and ultimately delicious experience. A four course meal with gin and pairings and a pre-dinner cocktail – £55


Off-Piste at The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay, Fri 9 Mar – £30pp

A beach bonfire, live music, banquette seating and a three-course menu straight from the French Alps. Wrap up warm, light the fondue and tuck in to sharing platters of breads, cheese, pickles and cured meats. Expect pulled pork poutine, tartiflette, salads, polenta gruyere and a sweet fondue for dessert with fruit, chocolate and marshmallows.


Pama International, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Sat 10 Mar

Since its launch in 1968, Trojan Records has led the way presenting the best, classic Jamaican music to fans the world over and was instrumental in introducing reggae to the mainstream. In 2006 Pama International became the first new band to sign to Trojan Records in 30 years. Their show will have two sets; the greatest hits of the world’s most iconic reggae label, reimagined by Pama International, and their original Love & Austerity set. Every guest will receive a Trojan songbook, with all the lyrics and history of each song. The Eco Park’s café, La Cantina will be open for food.


Dogwood Productions: No Finer Life, STERTS Theatre, Liskeard, Sat 10 Mar


Celebrating 100 years since women were given the right to vote, Graham Harvey brings to the stage a ‘mini-masterpiece’ that is set in the Oxfordshire countryside at the end of World War Two, rich in tradition and full of vivid, memorable characters.  A true tale of an unlikely hero and an enduring romance. Also at The Poly, Falmouth, 8 Mar.


Daffodil Days, National Trust Cornwall, various dates and venues, from Sat 10 Mar


Photo by Steven Haywood

Looking for something to do on the with the family at the weekend? Visit a National Trust garden or woodland and admire the spring flowers. With various dates on the website, pick one that suits you. The Lost Gardens of Heligan is also be holding a daffodil fair from 10 – 24 Mar.


Mother’s Day at Woods Cafe, Cardinham Woods, Bodmin, Sun 11 Mar

Woods Cafe and Cardinham Woods make a great day out any old Sunday but on Mother’s Day the cafe team will have an even-more-impressive-than-usual spread of cakes on offer, plus live music, free crafts for the kids and extra, wet weather seating.


Mother’s Day, Eden Project, Bodelva, Sun 11 Mar


Take a wander through the floral gardens at the Eden Project on Mother’s Day, mums and grans go free! Enjoy the many varieties of daffodils and other flowers, shrubs and trees, as they emerge in all their glory.


Mother’s Day Brunch, Canteen, St Agnes, Sun 11 Mar – £15

Canteen in St Agnes has started a new Sunday brunch tradition at their laidback HQ. This one’s especially for Mother’s Day and is likely to book up fast!

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