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What’s on guide Thurs 19 – Weds 25 May

Half Day Guided Coast Walk, Bedruthan Hotel, Mawgan Porth Thurs 19 May


Its nice to go on a walk that doesn’t end in peril or argument non? Explore the coastal path with a local expert and discover wildlife you wouldn’t see with noisy kids (just mine that scare everything away? oh..) Meet at 12pm in the Bedruthan Hotel Reception. A minibus will drive you out, and then you’ll walk back to the hotel along the awe-inspiring cliffs.

£22.50 12-4pm Bedruthan Hotel, Mawgan Porth, TR8 4BU 

WildBake Pizza Pop-up, Trevallicks Farm Shop, Pensilva Fri 20 May

pop-up pizza

Ooh we do love a pop-up – and especially when its practically on the Muddy HQ doorstep.  And on a friday night too, so thoughtful. We have a house full of tweenage boys this weekend so that’s dins sorted. Lewis from Wild Bake will be coming to cook delicious wood fired pizza’s made using the best cornish produce. There will be two sittings – 5pm-7pm  and7.30pm- 9.30pm, but takeaway available too.
When I checked, there were a only a few cancellations available for Tables, so give them a call. No need to book for takeaways.
There will be a range of Cornish cider, beers, ales & wine on offer. Friday night movie night sleepover sorted.

Wild Bake Pizza EveningTrevallicks Farm Shop, Pensilva, PL14 5PJ T: 01579 364061

Bodmin Jail Music Nights, Bodmin Fri 20 May

Bodmin Jail’s Free Music Fridays have been ramping up since they began in April. This friday catch Daisy Clarke belt out some tunes.

She’s only 17 but already a youtube sensation, and competed in teenstar2015, a sort of xfactor for teenagers. Listen to her tracks on soundcloud, and head over to the Jail Friday night – she’s on from 9pm.

Bodmin Jail, Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR T: 01208 76292

Porthleven Masked Ball, Beacon Crag Fri 20 – Sun 22 May


Celebrate a decade of decadence and debauchery over three nights on a cliff top. The Porthleven Masked Ball is arguably Cornwall’s best boutique festival and marks the start of the festival season for me, but I’m on sleepover duty grrr. It will literally be a once-in-a-blue-moon event as, on May 21, there will be a seasonal blue moon! While the Saturday will be a wonderful night for a moon dance, the rest of weekend is shaping up to be just as magical – there’s even a yoga rave! Confirmed acts are: Groove Armada, 2many DJs, Norman Jay (MBE), London Elektricity & Mc Dynamite, Krankbrother and too many more to mention. Weekend tickets, day tickets, VIP upgrades and extras available. Camping, Parking, Shirehuts (shirehuts!), and a fabulous food market – whether you fancy Mexican, Italian or a flavour of the West Country, all tastes will be catered for. Dinner and disco (the Friday Feast) and kernow springs spa area.

Tier three tickets still being sold online (£65 sat and sun with camping) but there may well be walk up tickets

Masked Ball, Beacon Craig, Porthleven, Helston, TR13 9LA

Do You Remember the First Time? Britpop nostalgia night, Hubbox, Truro Sat 21 May


Lets all meet up in the year, er 2016. Hands up if you were there. Yep me too. Britpop was the anthem of my salad days, and this trip down memory lane will make you feel 21 again. Live music from the 90’s with The Montoyas, then indie, Britpop and 90’s faves until 1am. If you can last that long.

Free entry, HubBox, 116 Kenwyn Street, Truro, TR1 2DZ 

Sibleyback Lake open day, Liskeard Sun 22 May


Grab the kids and head to Sibleyback this Sunday – if they’re over 8 they can try windsurfing, wakeboarding, kayaking and sailing sessions for just £3! Madness. Plenty of stuff for little ones too: face painting, boat trips, bouncy castle, giant games and interactive puppet shows/ juggling / story telling etc should come with a guarantee – this will def tire them out.

10am Sibleyback Lake, Commonmoor, Liskeard PL14 6ER T:01566 771930

The Zig Zag Way, Minack Theatre, Porthcuro Mon 23 May


It’s 1910, and young Cornish couple Betty and Davey travel to the gold and silver mines of Mexico, unaware of the perils they will face. Adapted from Anita Desai’s novel, The Zigzag Way is a gripping story which winds through cultures and across time to paint a picture of love, revolution and sacrifice.

£9-11.50 (adult) £5-6 (child) 8pm  The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU T: 01736 810181

Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition, Falmouth until 4 June


Two serious ladies, Soheila Sokhanvari, 2015

Still time to catch this years Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition, which will be closing 4 June. Get down this week before the half term hordes. I took in the exhibition when it opened. Its a very interesting collection of interpretations on the word drawing – you’ll find very abstract versions of the the literal definition in this collection – paint, embroidery and even video.

Falmouth Art Gallery, The Moor, Falmouth TR11 2 RT

Indian Street Food, Stein cookery school, Padstow Wed 25 May


Rick embarked on a spectacular journey through India’s sub-continent in search of recipe inspiration and the perfect curry. Whilst in India, Rick discovered his love for Indian street food, and in this one day Indian street food course, you will recreate some of Rick’s favourite dishes from his Indian odyssey. There are three or four dishes prepared throughout the morning and the teacher monitors their cooking throughout, offering practical and helpful tips and advice.  Students will then sit down for lunch to enjoy the fruits of their labour.  There are wines on offer for lunch, which compliment the dishes cooked.  The afternoon is run at a slightly slower pace, centered around a class demonstration and the day is due to finish at approximately. Go with an empty tummy – there’ll be lots of tasting throught the day

£198, 9am – 4pm, Padstow Cooking School, South Quay, Padstow, PL28 8BL



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