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What’s On This Weekend: Fri 8 – Sun 10 June


Let’s plan some weekend fun with my lovingly curated Muddy Guide to the best events around the Duchy.

Simon Pooley and Louise McClary Exhibition, Tremenheere Gallery, Gulval, Sun 3 – Sun 24 Jun

This June Tremenheere Gallery presents an exhibition of recent paintings by Simon Pooley and Louise McClary. Louise McClary’s birthplace of Cornwall, where she still lives is her inspiration, her paintings evoke the elements and countryside she observes daily. The landscape of Cornwall is also the inspiration for Simon Pooley, notably his home in west Penwith.

The Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, Thurs 7 – Sat 9 Jun

There’s something for every member of the family at the Royal Cornwall Show, which celebrates its 225th anniversary this year. It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is packed-full of exhibits and activities, from entertainment, competitions and shopping to all things food and farming.


French Rustique Feast at Knightor Winery, St. Austell, Fri 8 Jun

Fancy a taste of France? Join Knightor Winery for a casual evening of classic French bistro dishes and wine to be enjoyed with friends. There will be nibbles and a welcome drink at the bar on arrival before the feast begins. £25 pp, but if you want to come in a little bit earlier and join them for a special pre-dinner winemaker session and tasting – it’s £38 pp.

Tunes in The Dunes, Perranporth, Fri 8 Jun – Sun 10 Jun

The UK’s biggest festival on a beach held on the white sands of Perranporth. Major national and international headline acts will be performing over three days and nights – including Hoosiers, Jake Bugg, Gabrielle Aplin, UB40, Pixie Lott and more. Now in its third year, we’re promised two new stages a waterslide and swell board comp too.

“Pragmatic Insanity” Robin Ince, at The Acorn Theatre, Penzance, Sat 9 Jun

In 2017 Robin completed a tour of 70 dates with Brian Cox, which concluded at Wembley. He is now back with his first new show in three years, which is said to be bursting with energy and ideas. Exploring two different cultures, his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas, as well as asking why we believe what we believe and see what we see. Tickets go for £15.

U Studio: Heron Gallery at Tate, St. Ives, Sat 9 Jun

This gallery takeover is inspired by Patrick Heron and programmed by young people aged 16-25. They will be giving new life to Heron’s shapes through interaction, installation and performance. There will be a chance to paint your face with Heron-inspired forms and colours, and before you leave remember to take some time to walk around in the exhibition. Tickets £1.

Rabbit Theatre presents Great Expectations, Old Bakery Studios, Truro Sat 9 Jun


An anarchic and joyful telling of this classic Dickens tale. It’s Christmas Eve, 1803 and Pip, a seven year-old orphan boy, visits his mother’s grave. A frightening encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever.

Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival, Saltash, Sat 9 – Sun 10 Jun

Saltash Regatta is one of the most colourful events held in Cornwall and, certainly for South East Cornwall, is the most popular annual regatta. Gig racing, hosted by Saltash-based Caradon Pilot Gig Club, is run to the highest standard. On the river you’ll also find sailing, canoeing and wild swimming too.

Degrees of Error presents “Murder She Didn’t Write”, Sterts Theatre, Liskeard, Sat 9 Jun

Join a classic Murder Mystery night with Degrees of Error that is original and improvised comedy, entirely based on the audience’s suggestions as they go along. A truly entertaining and hilarious evening is promised with this show from Bristol Improv Theatre’s resident company. Tickets: Full £12, Children £6, Concession £10, Meal – add a two course meal £15.

Jazz Afternoon Tea, Headland Hotel, Newquay, Sun 10 Jun

The Headland Hotel will be serving up the fine taste of tradition with their famous afternoon teas, accompanied by live jazz. Simon Latarche will be bringing his jazz duo to the Headland ballroom, filled with tables adorned with crisp white linen cloths, and stands piled with sweet treats, curious fancies and delectable finger sandwiches.

Circus Workshop, Rock Pool, Godrevy, Sun 10 Jun

Bring the family down to Rock Pool’s free Circus Workshop, with music from Kaj and a BBQ overlooking the dunes. Try your hand at juggling, poi, unicycle, diabolo and hula hoop!  Bruce and Betty Circus Duo will then put on a performance whilst you enjoy the BBQ. And they’ll finish off with a fire show as the sun goes down.

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