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What’s On This Weekend: Fri 19 – Sun 21 Jan

FRI 19 - SUN 21 JAN

Need some idea for a rainy January weekend? I’m full of them. Read on for the theatre, food events and gigs to know about in Cornwall this weekend.


Giselle & Swan Lake, St Petersburg Classic Ballet, Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Wed 17 – Sat 20 Jan

Giselle hall for cornwall russian national ballet

Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia, the United States and now, the UK. This acclaimed company returns to Hall for Cornwall after delighting audiences on previous visits.  Combining classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists who will take your breath away!


Ben & Tom Waters, The Acorn, Penzance, Fri 19 Jan

Renowned boogie woogie piano player Ben Waters is joined by his son, saxophonist Tom for a night of amazing music in Penzance. Ben and his band have worked and recorded with The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, Jools Holland and many others and their album “Boogie for Stu” has topped blues and rock ‘n roll charts worldwide. Tickets: Advance £13/ £15 on the door.


Publick Transport: We Are Bronte, Hall For Gwinear, Hayle, Fri 19 Jan 

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth, presented in Publick Transport’s irreverent and playful style. Taking the real and imaginary worlds of Yorkshire’s literary siblings as their inspiration, two performers combine rigorous physical theatre with anarchic comedy, deconstructing not only gothic themes of love, madness and revenge, but also themselves. Part of Carn to Cove, tickets £9.


Woodburner Sessions, Lusty Glaze, Newquay, Fri 19 Jan

Every Friday night through autumn and winter, Newquay beach venue Lusty Glaze will be hosting its chilled out Woodburner Sessions. This month, catch local talent Adam ‘guitar’ Parfitt, folk songstress Ezmay Grace and Scottish duo The Sinking of the Good Ship Rosa. Book a table for food and a night of good music.


Cook Together, Eat Together, Canteen, Wheal Kitty Workshops, St Agnes, Sat 20 Jan

A cookery workshop, with added fire… Led by founding Canteen chef Ben Quinn these workshops offer much more than a brief dip into the kitchen. Enjoy a relaxed and hands-on day, showcasing the best Vegetables, Fruits and Nuts of the season. You will try out new techniques and prepare a banquet for an evening supper to feed 30 guests at Canteen…you can join the tables for the evening or turn your hand to being chef and put your new found skills into practice! £60 covers your cookery workshop, lunch and coffee throughout the day. Email Sam on to book your spot, or for future dates.

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Extreme Eden with Matti Hemmings, Eden Project, Bodelva, Sat 20 – Sun 21 Jan

For the second Family Fun Weekend in January, The Eden Project will welcome three times Guinness World Record Holder and professional BMX rider Matti Hemmings. Matti and his team will show off their BMXing, beatboxing and breakdancing skills in a breathtaking and interactive display. The weekend is ideal for families. Afterwards, you can get creative in our drawing workshops to design your own extreme bike.

Cornwall-based Parkruns, Lanhydrock, Mount Edgcumbe, The Eden Project, Trelissick and Penrose, Sat 20 Jan at 9am 

It’s January and many of us our dragging our sorry selves out of hibernation to get active. and you know what they say – ‘misery loves company’. Ha! No I don’t mean that but there’s no need to struggle along the coast path alone! Parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. In Cornwall, you can join parkruns at Lanhydrock, Mount Edgcumbe, The Eden Project, Trelissick and Penrose – a great way to see some beautiful parkland and historic Cornish sites for free, while frying those Christmas calories. Every Sat.


2 Michelin Chefs – One Memorable Meal, Ben at Sennen, Sennen Cove, Sat 20 Jan

This is a one-off opportunity to sample Michelin Star quality food in a stunning location. Two chefs from two different countries, two different cultures, expressing themselves over 6 courses. South West France meets South West England. Four hands delivering a unique experience in a unique venue. On the 20th January, Ben Tunnicliffe (Cornwall) meets Xavier Isabal (The Basque country) as they produce a 6 course lunch. £70, book by calling the restaurant: 01736 871191.

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Brunch Club, Canteen, Wheal Kitty, St Agnes, Sun 21 Jan – SOLD OUT (sign up the the newsletter for future dates)

A lazy Sunday brunch with family is the best meal of the week, so every now and then Canteen throws open its doors for their Brunch Club. Join them at 10am on Sunday 21st January for a New York-inspired feed with free flowing tea and coffee…all for £15.  Booking essential, so email Sam at with the number of seats you need or for future dates.

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Sohn Kitchen Noodle Bar, Stones Bakery, Falmouth, Sun 21 Jan

A new pop-up dining experience taking up temporary residence on various dates at Stones Bakery Falmouth. All Sohn’s noodles are hand made and they try to use as much of the delicious local Cornish ingredients as possible while serving authentic and affordable Asian food. It’s BYOB, cash only, bookings available and everyone welcome! Email for more details and for bookings.

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