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

MON 5 - SUN 11 NOV

The fireworks forecast is looking decidedly soggy but luckily, Cornwall’s got a lot more going on for it this week. From gigs and feasts to film and theatre…

Firework Night at The Drifty, Driftwood Spars, St Agnes, Mon 5 Nov

Celebrate on the night itself at Driftwood Spars in St Agnes for one of our favourite nights of the year! Children’s entertainment, a giant bonfire, fireworks, great food and drink! Hog Roast, crepes, hot soup, mulled wine, mulled cider, BBQ.

Port Eliot Firework Display, Saint Germans, Mon 5 Nov

Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Firework night celebrations at Port Eliot. With live music from Vince Lee and the Big Combo, fireworks provided by The Fireworks Mining Co. and refreshments for both children and adults on tap from Ben and his team from The Treasury, it’s set to be a fantastic evening.

Bonfire & Fireworks, Heartlands, Pool, Mon 5 Nov

On Mon 5 Nov, the community is invited to join with family, friends and neighbours to enjoy an evening of fireworks, bonfire and entertainment at the 19 acre cultural playground, Heartlands. The crowds for this bonfire night event are increasing every year, so check details of parking etc and plan to arrive early.

Miners Arms Firework Display, Mithian, Mon 5 Nov

A popular local, annual bonfire and firework evening with Mulled Wine, Cider, BBQ, Soup, Fireworks and Bonfire….. Donation entry, free parking, please follow the parking stewards.

Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair, The Eden Project, Bodelva, Wed 7 – Thurs 8 Nov

The Macmillan Christmas Fair helps cancer patients across Cornwall. Last year, with your help, we raised £64,000. And since it began in 1991, the Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair has raised more than £634,000 for cancer support throughout the county.

Velvet & Stone Woodburner Session, Lusty Glaze, Newquay, Fri 9 Nov

The mercury may be dropping but what more excuse do you need to curl up with some vino and live music by the fire. This week, indie/folk duo Velvet & Stone will be at hip Newquay beach venue Lusty Glaze. Crafting their live set with performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections and Somersault, Velvet & Stone take their audiences on a journey from stunning soundscapes to foot-stomping folk-rock.

Winter Fair, The Old Coastguard, Mousehole, Fri 9 Nov

Like last year, The Old Coastguard will be bringing together some of the hugely talented designers & makes from across Cornwall. This year it will be on Fri 9 Nov from 11am – 4pm, with a raffle of stall holders work raising funds for local charity West Cornwall Women’s Aid.

o-region and Palores Productions presents HIRETH, St Just Miner’s Chapel, 9 – 17 Nov

1914. Geevor, West Cornwall. Harry Elton is starting a new life below ground mining for tin. Across the channel, a Great war rages. When the British Army arrive with an unexpected offer, Harry and his friends swap the dirty, dark and dangerous tunnels of Geevor for the deadly underground warzone beneath the Western front. This epic new production tells the untold story of Cornwall’s forgotten war heroes and the unique impact they had on the First World War. Featuring music from Seth Lakeman, a cast of professional actors and a community chorus, HIRETH marks the centenary of the end of World War 1 in St Just’s Grade 2 listed Miners Chapel.

A Sailed Ship Feast, The Kitchen, Falmouth, Fri 9 Nov

A special feast night in conjunction with New Dawn Traders, where cargo shipped under sail will be cooked up and served to celebrate and showcase fresh produce from overseas, while highlighting the environmental impact of shipping container transportation. The food is being cooked by the rave-reviewed chaps at The Kitchen, with a port and cheese tasting after party. All feasters get a bottle of olive oil shipped on the Bessie-Ellen included in the ticket price. Feast £30 pp/ Port & Cheese £10
Live Music at The Wateringhole, Perranporth, various dates from Fri 9 Nov
Head to one of Cornwall’s buzziest live music venues to see some top acts this November. Gracing the sandy stage this autumn are Ferris & Sylvester, Darkzy, Arrested Development, Wheatus and Coco and the Butterfields.
Cornwall Film Festival, The Poly, Falmouth, Fri 9 – Sun 11 Nov
Cornwall Film Festival returns in 2018 for its 17th Edition with the theme of RESISTANCE. Cornwall Film Festival is a hotbed for talent discovery and a key annual event for emerging filmmakers to meet alongside eminent personalities from the world of media. The festival attracts passionate film audiences with an International film programme, masterclasses, speakers, director Q&A’s, as well as homegrown Cornish talent.
Danny Boyle’s Pages of the Sea, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Sun 11 Nov
On selected beaches around the UK, over the course of several hours, a portrait of an individual from the First World War will emerge from the sand. And then, as the tide rises, be washed away as we take a moment to say a collective goodbye. Poet Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem especially for the event, to be read by individuals, families and communities on the day. You can also get involved in creating artwork in the sand using stencils of portraits at the beaches.

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