What’s On This Weekend: Fri 15 – Sun 17 Feb
Fri 15 - Sun 17 Feb
MUDDY’S PICK OF THE WEEKEND
Women-Wise, The Acorn, Penzance, Fri 15 Feb
Untold Dance Theatre is an intergenerational all-female dance company based in Bristol. Untold’s age range span from 23 to 73. Vicki Hearne, Untold’s artistic director, creates dance theatre work based on true stories surrounding women’s mental health. Raising awareness of women’s mental health through dance theatre has been a long-standing passion of Vicki’s and she is determined to contribute to the ever-expanding debate and research on the subject.
Origin Coffee Roasters – Latte Art Throwdown, Origins Coffee, The Warhouse, Penryn, Fri 15 Feb
This knockout competition offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about latte art, with music, beer and pizza on offer throughout the evening. Spectators are very welcome, with a competitor fee of £5 per entry – winner takes all. Competitors please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Donovan & his amazing mid-life crisis tour, Regal Theatre, Redruth, Fri 15 Feb
This is a tour with a twist! These intimate evenings will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before! Celebrating his 50th birthday and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through his life, with stories about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, Joseph, I’m A Celebrity, Strictly and much more. Hear some new stories (and possibly one or two you’ve heard before!) plus some of the songs you know and love.
Passport to the World, Eden Project, Bodelva, Sat 16 – Sun 24 Feb
Ever fancied visiting far-flung continents to try your hand at new and exotic challenges? Head to Eden in February half-term for the adventure of a lifetime, visiting five continents in one day. Explore an Arctic winterscape, where you’ll come face to face with our magnificent polar bear friend. Go tropical with a journey through the clouds on our wobbly Rainforest Bridge. Dust off your dancing shoes with flamenco workshops and carnival inspired fun. Hone your jungle survival skills by learning to shoot a blow pipe. You may even come face to face with a digeridoo player! Plus music, crafts and fantastical story telling. All free with Eden admission.
Gäa: Holistic Science And Wisdom Tradition,The Exchange, Penzance from Sat 16 Feb
After a brief winter closure, The Exchange reopens with an exhibition that draws on ancient traditions from the Amazon rainforest and European alternatives to mainstream science. Featuring work by Gemma Anderson, Serena Korda, Delfina Muñoz de Toro and Abel Rodriguez. Abel Rodriguez, an elder from the Nonuya community in the Colombian Amazon, paints intricate landscapes to convey his ancestral understanding of the indigenous plants and lifecycles of the rainforest. Gemma Anderson’s drawings emerge from her collaborations with a cell biologist and a philosopher of science. Delfina Muñoz de Toro’s visionary paintings and songs are informed by her experiences living with communities in the Amazon.
Kel Assouf, Desert Blues, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Sat 16 Feb
Psychedelic desert blues from Niger via Brussels and on to the Eco Park stage! In 2006, Anana Harouna arrived in Brussels after a long exile and created a new band: Kel Assouf. Since then he explored various styles and formulas gathering musicians from African and European countries. With one foot in the desert and the other in Europe, Anana Harouna sings about Sahara, Niger and Brussels. The melodies and rhythms are directly inspired by Berber music. £12.60pp
Love Nature, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, Sat 16 – Sun 24 Feb
Connect with the wonderful world of nature this half term at The Lost Gardens in this uplifting event, designed to inspire your creativity and enjoyment of the natural world. Join Robin Redbreast on his search for his lost nest! ‘Get twitching’ in the Hide and enjoy some close up views of Heligan’s birdlife, before stopping at the Steward’s House to make some tasty treats for your feathered friends. In the Barn, marvel at the creativity of Falmouth University students as they reveal their ‘Natural History Photographic Exhibition’, inspired by the Gardens. Finally, delve into colour and texture as you take part in a large scale artwork, inspired by nature.
Roots Reggae Roast, Cabana Kitchen & Cafe, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan, Sun 17 Feb
Head to the newly renamed and reopened Cabana Kitchen & Cafe at Mount Pleasant Ecological Park this Sunday for a warming Reggae Roast. They serve up the best, most delicious veggie/vegan roast with all the trimmings (even vegan Yorkshire puds). Fill your bellies to the tropical sounds of Reggae and Dub vinyl, thoughtfully chosen by special guest DJ selectors. Booking essential!