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What’s on guide 12 – 18 May

Chat and Eat at the Waymarker, Constantine Thurs 12 May


Chat and eat nights, run by Taor at Potluck Cornwall are what they say on the tin – have a chat, and eat. Hands up if you’re qualified? Yes me too. Each session is hosted somewhere different and has a guest speaker – and this week its Muddy favourite Neil Adams of Bordh Tables (we met Neil a few weeks back – lovely guy) and The Waymarker – nominated for a Muddy Stilettos Award no less!

Neil will be talking about his transition from electrician to designer table darling. Expect cheeky icebreakers, like-minded foodie types and some stella scones (jam first – natch).

6:30pm £10 The Waymarker, Trewardreva, Nr Constantine TR11 5PW E: [email protected] for info

Port Eliot at Night, Port Eliot Fri 13 – Sat 14 May


A night that will cast you back to a time before electricity – think lavish banquets by candlelight! Paul Joyce will be playing the piano in the Round Room, and on Friday only, he will be joined by the St Neot choir. Soak up the atmosphere with a glass of wine at the pop-up bar. Did you say bar??

7-10pm £10 Port Eliot House, St Germans, Saltash PL12 5ND

Mister Maker Creature Makes at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek Sat 14 May


Sticky backed plastic at the ready! Crafty kids will be chuffed to know that the Mister Maker Creature Makes event starts this Saturday and runs thru to the end of half term. Join in with all the arty fun collecting recyclable materials. You can buy pre-booking tickets at  on opn the door.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, TR12 6UG


Souk, Black Rock Brewing, Falmouth Sat 14 May


A spice infused afternoon of authentic food and live acts playing music inspired by the sounds of the east. Alfresco dining, cocktails and North African Mezze awaitfrom 1pm on Saturday.

Black Rock Brewing, 6C Empire Way, Falmouth TR11 4 SN


The Great Gatsby Extravaganza, Dolly’s Tea Room, Falmouth Sat 14 May


Flappers and floozies, this is the event for you. Hot Jazz and cocktails and dancing at Dolly’s on Saturday

£5 in advance – no door tickets 7:30pm  Dolly’s Tea Room, Wine House and Gin Palace, 21 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 3EG


St Ives Lit Fest, St Ives Sat 14 – Sat 21 May


A week long literary adventure awaits you in St Ives. Open air performances in Norway Square, exhibitions of text and poetry, singers, musicians and storytellers and workshops. There’s even radio drama, art and foraging for foodies. See the website and chose your event.

St Ives LitFest, St Ives Art Club, Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY


The Sir Peter Blake Travelling Art Bus at Padstow Harbour, Sat 14 – Sun 15 May

14266466-largeIn collaboration with the Drang Gallery, and The National Lobster Hatchery,  Godfather of pop-art Sir Blake will be bringing his Art Bus to Padstow this weekend. Mini Muddy and I popped in to the Drang the opening night of the Blake exhibition and I had to purposely leave my credit card at home.  Actually the Lobster Suite – commissioned especially for the Lobster Hatchery – was a very reasonable £1600 for 4 stunning limited edition prints so I’m rather bummed I did. There are other short run limited editions you can snap up though. Acting as a travelling art gallery this London bus will bring with it some fantastic new releases by Sir Peter Blake, including glitter and diamond dusted Union Jack flags and limited edition I Love You silkscreens. Take the kids. And your credit card.

The Drang Gallery, South Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL


LostFest, Lostwithiel Sun 15 May

One of Cornwall’s quirkiest festivals, LostFest kicks of at a rather sensible 10:30 on Sunday and its totes free! An eclectic mix of live music and dance, medieval battles and arts and craft next to the beach at the river. Loads for the kids and the merriment continues into the evening with ska-funk band Lost in Space for those that don’t want the evening to end. Its likely that parking will be pants – there is a park and ride, but it sounds like its easier to hop on the train.

LostFest, Fore Steet, Lostwithiel PL22 0BW


Our Little Sister, The Poly, Falmouth Mon 16 May

c87c7f3cccba013ca2941e7c7bce0206Touching family drama Our Little Sister tells the tale of female family bonds and finds three twentysomething siblings meeting their young half sister for the first time at their estranged fathers funeral.

Rated PG, Japanese with subtitles

£6.50 7:30pm The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 3EG


Royal Ballet: Frankenstein, Newlyn Film House, Newlyn Wed 18 May

sf_ballet_frankenstein_headerWednesday sees the world premier of Liam Scarletts feature length ballet, inspired by Mary’s Shelley’s gothic masterpiece. Live streaming to the Newlyn Film House. Newlyn Film house only open in march, but already has a huge and loyal fan base. oh – and there’s a neat café too.

£15 7:15pm Newlyn Film House, 23-31 The Coombe, Newlyn TR185HS


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