What’s On: Thurs 12 – Wed 18 Jan
Yoga 3 Ways
Feeling stiff and stressed? These brilliant local teachers are here to help, with a choice of perfect January workshops guaranteed to improve your wellbeing. Take your pick from:
Ashtanga Yoga Workshop
Sun 15 Jan, 10am – 12pm (£20)
Join British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Angelina for this strengthening and flowing session. The theme for this extended class is based around dynamic vinyasas (flowing from pose to pose) and consistent holds, of five breaths in each posture. It’s strong but accessible and Angelina welcomes beginners with open arms. Book at amy-yoga.com.
New Year Detox & Juicing Workshop
Sat 14 Jan, 10.15am -1.15pm (£40)
Hosted by Jock at the beautiful Lime House Yoga Studio, this workshop will help keep you on the straight and narrow this January. In three parts, you’ll kick off with a physical practice focussed on twists and long holds, followed by an intention-setting session, to help you map out your goals for the year ahead and finally, learn the basics of juicing to boost your energy and immunity. Book at limehouseyoga.com.
One Day Yoga Retreat
Sun 15 Jan, 10.30am – 4pm (£45)
A full day of energising and relaxing yoga and nourishing food, led by popular Newquay teacher Jen Austin at the Swandive Studio. The day begins with a morning vinyasa flow class, with lots of twists, core work and heart openers, followed by a healthy lunch and a deeply relaxing afternoon session, incorporating restorative and yin yoga poses. Book at shineyogaretreats.co/events
Chef Lee Skeet Pops Up In Truro & Falmouth
Sat 14 Jan, 6-10pm at The Cornish Food Box Café & Mon 16 Jan at Oliver’s Falmouth
Devon-born chef Lee Skeet trained under Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing, working with Michelin chefs from London to Germany. Since heading back to the South West, he’s been popping up in galleries and breweries, hosting sell-out super clubs. The first of 2017 are at The Cornish Food Box Café – his Truro debut and Oliver’s in Falmouth, as part of their 12 Chefs 12 Nights series, raising money for charity. Tickets are limited, so book them quick!
Swan Lake & The Nutcracker, Hall For Cornwall
Swan Lake: Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 January at 7.30pm
The Nutcracker: Friday 20 & Saturday 21 January at 7.30pm, Sat mat at 2.30pm
Your chance to see two of the greatest classical ballets of all time. Hall for Cornwall hosts Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet for breathtaking performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. The Russian company and award-winning dancers Natalia Romanova and Petr Borchenko have received magnificent reviews worldwide and are joined by a full orchestra, bringing Tchaikovsky’s iconic and magical scores to life. Buy tickets for both and save £15.
WOW! Science Weekends, The Eden Project, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-19 Jan
The Eden Project does a brilliant job of getting kids excited about science with its fun-packed WOW! weekends. From 14-15 Jan, it’s all about ‘Far Out Forces’, with live shows from the Ministry of Science, experiments and interactive displays exploring weather with the Met Office and science-themed crafts and story-telling. Everyone is welcome but these weekends are recommended for children age 7 and up. All activities are included in the normal Eden admission price.
Find out more at edenproject.com
La La Land, on general release from Thurs 12 Jan
This musical won a record-breaking seven awards at the Golden Globes this week , including best director for Damien Chezelle, best actress for Emma Stone and best actor for – well, hellloooo! – Ryan Gosling. It’s a love-letter to the golden age of Hollywood musicals but set in the present day. The story follows Mia (Emma Stone), a wannabe actress, who falls in love with Sebastian, a jazz pianist (Gosling), with critics raving about how gloriously uplifting it is. And let’s face it, who doesn’t need a bit of glorious uplifting in January?
Catch it at the The Plaza in Truro, The Phoenix Cinema in Falmouth, The Regal Cinema in Redruth, The Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay, The White River Cinema in St Austell, The Regal Cinema in Wadebridge, The Savoy Cinema in Penzance or the Newlyn Filmhouse from Thursday 12 Jan.
Sigala, The Wateringhole, Perranporth, Sat 14 Jan
Strap on your smokin’ roller skates and get down to The Wateringhole, Perranporth, where DJ Sigala will be holding court on Saturday night. The Norwich-born dance producer, known for singles ‘Sweet Lovin’, ‘Say You Do’ and ‘Give Me Your Love’, is dropping in ahead of his UK tour, which begins mid-February. The beach pub’s ‘big winter night’ is for over 18s only and runs from 9pm-2am.
Nordic Walking Workshop, Trelissick, Sat 14 Jan
From knitwear to interiors, the UK’s gone mad for all things Scandi but do these healthy living nations even walk better than us Brits? Here’s your chance to find out. Walk Kernow is holding a series of Nordic Walking workshops, staring this Saturday. This technique of walking with poles is said to tone the whole body and promote all-round fitness, plus you get to explore the beautiful grounds of Trelissick as you stride out. The workshop costs £10 and poles are provided.
Italian Cookery Course, Philleigh Way, Sat 14 Jan
Learn to cook pizza and pasta like a pro on this one-day course that brings together classic Italian techniques and amazing Cornish produce. Led by Head Tutor George Pascoe, students will be treated to four demonstrations and four practical sessions, with a mid-morning Prosecco break (and it’s not even Christmas) and a delicious lunch. Muddy tried and tested, we can highly recommend Philleigh Way’s authentic cookery courses.