What’s On: Thur 19 Jan – Wed 25 Jan
Got nothing to say when your friends ask what you’re up to? Check out my highlights of what’s on in Cornwall this week and go out to play.
The Nutcracker, Hall for Cornwall Fri 20 & Sat 21 Jan
Your chance to see one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. Hall for Cornwall hosts Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet for three breathtaking performances of The Nutcracker (following Swan Lake last week). The Russian company and award-winning dancers Natalia Romanova and Petr Borchenko have received magnificent reviews worldwide and are joined by a full orchestra, performing Tchaikovsky’s iconic and familiar score. The magical festive tale of Clara and the toys that come to life is a must-see and a great introduction to the world of ballet.
WOW! Science Weekends, The Eden Project, Sat 21 – Sun 22 Jan
Blast off your weekend at The Eden Project. This Saturday and Sunday they’ll be exploring the secrets of the universe, with local favourite, Squashbox Theatre performing Universarama. Shows kick off at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm with Professor Johnson taking you on a journey through the solar system, past distant stars and galaxies, to the edge of space and time. There’ll also be space-themed crafts, rocket launching and hover-boards to test your balance. Far out!
(Recommended for children age 7 and up. All activities are included in the normal Eden admission price.)
Find out more at edenproject.com
Soulful Sounding, Sprout Health Foods, Newquay, Sat 21 Jan
If you’ve rushed headlong into 2017 like me, here’s a chance to step back and relax – and I mean really relax. Olivier and Megan of OM Sound Medicine have got together with Sprout Health Foods in Newquay for an evening of healing sound and meditation. Olivier plays the didjeridoo, while Megan uses gongs, singing bowls, chimes, drums and the harmonium to ease you into a state of deep relaxation, to rejuvenate body, mind and soul. AUM to that! The two hour session costs £15 per person, plus a £1 booking fee.
Special Charity Night with Chef Chris Wheeler, Oliver’s Falmouth, Mon 23 Jan
If you missed Lee Skeet last week at Oliver’s, maybe Chris Wheeler’s menu will take your fancy. The renowned chef, (who you’ve likely seen on TV in Hell’s Kitchen, BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen or Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch) heads up the team at fine dining restaurant Humphrey’s at Stoke Park, in Buckinghamshire. He’ll be taking over the kitchen at Oliver’s on Mon 23 Jan for one night only, as part of their charity #12Chefs12Nights series and the menu looks incredible! It’s £50 per head or £75 if you’d like the wine flight too – totally worth it for the posh ‘snickers’ pudding alone.
Ghost – The Musical, Hall for Cornwall, Mon 23 – Sat 28 Jan
A brilliant musical production based on the Oscar-winning movie, Ghost The Musical has finally made it to Cornwall. The Bill Kenwright production stars musical theatre favourite Carolyn Maitland as Molly, alongside Andy Moss’ Sam. As a reminder, the story begins when Sam is murdered, walking back to their apartment late one night, leaving Molly in despair. But with the help of a phony local psychic, Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly to warn her of the danger ahead.
Lots of Burns Night Fun, Wed 25th Jan
We may be as far from Scotland as we could be on the mainland but we’re Celtic and we like a party – so Burns Night in Cornwall is on! For a casual affair with Scottish folk music and food, head to the beautiful Pandora Inn, near Mylor Bridge for their Burns Night Supper. Whiskey enthusiasts can join the team in Art of Wine in Truro for a special tasting evening. The Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa is holding a classic Scottish shindig, with a 3-course meal, bagpipes and the Tinners Ceilidh Band. And finally, Head Chef at The Old Quay House, Richard Massey returns to his Scottish roots with a special tasting menu, inspired by his native land. Book ahead to avoid disappointment!