What’s on guide Thurs 21 – Wed 27 Apr
Daisy Pulls it Off!, King Charles Theatre, Falmouth Thurs 21 – Sat 23 Apr
Ooh err misses! The play is a parody of wholesome, adventure stories in an English Girls’ boarding school. Pulling it off (fnar!) is Daisy Meredith, a girl from a poor home who has to over come snobby prejudice and schoolgirl pranks. As in the St Trinians series the girls are played by older actresses and the headmistress is a man. How typically English!
£8 7:30pm King Charles Mummers, King Charles Theatre, New Street, Falmouth TR11 3HX
Cornwall Art Fair, St Ives Fri 22 – Sun 24 Apr
The St Ives artist community needs no introduction – I discovered Paul Stowe on twitter (@paul_stowe) – but this inaugural art fair aims to promote the talent of established and emerging Cornwall based artists. There’s bound to be something to inspire and delight you. Treat yourself to a future masterpiece.
10am – 6pm Free Cornwall Art Fair St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-Pol, St ives TR26 2DS see website for tickets
Hitchcock’s Blackmail, The Poly, Falmouth Fri 22 Apr
Hitchcock’s Blackmail released in June 1929 was hailed as ‘the first British all-talkie film’. It was also released in silent version, and on Friday, you can see it presented in its original silent form with live piano accompaniment. Blackmail is a wonderful study of all things Hitchcockian: a blonde heroine in jeopardy, a surprise killing, some brilliantly manipulated suspense, and a last-reel chase around a familiar public landmark (in this case, the British Museum).
£10 8pm The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 3EG
Cousin Jack’s Funday on the Green, Lerryn Sat 23rd Apr
In conjunction with The Boathouse and Lerryn River Stores, Cousin Jacks are holding a funday. There’ll be all sorts of Tom Foolery afoot at Lerryn Green near Lostwithiel on Saturday. Bring the kids, your parents, your dog, your horse – who ever you like, this is a proper auld fashioned family knees up – The Vintage Motorcycle Club, blues music, vintage fairground rides, classic cars, cider @poshpastyco, @hayefarmstveep @lerrynboathouse @lazyjacksfowey mac and cheese and loads more. There’s also a prize for the first (assuming their could be a second) person to turn up on horseback.
Nathan Outlaw Book signing, Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance Sat 23 Apr
If there’s one thing fans of le fruits de mer will be celebrating right now, it’s the launch of our very own chef celeb Nathan Outlaw’s, Everyday Seafood. If you’re keen to improve your knowledge of seafood cuisine, you can meet the man himself at The Edge of The World bookshop in Penzance on Saturday – make sure you get him to sign your copy. The man will be there with owners James and Rachel from 2:30pm
2:30pm The Edge of the World Bookshop, 23 Market Jew Street, Penzance, TR18 2HR, 01736 365607
Wildlife Celebration, Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith Sat 23 – Sun 24 Apr
Those lovely chaps at Trebah are hosting a wild event this weekend – get up close and personal with bats, barn owls and buzzards. Guided walks, rockpool rambles and country crafts also on the agenda. The event is free to Cornwall Wildlife Trust members, and friends of Trebah. Normal garden entry rates apply to non members.
Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ
Modern Makers: Art & Design, Bedruthan Hotel Sat 23 – Sun 24 Apr
Shop for gifts, meet artisans from the South West and beyond, see live demonstrations or try your hand at one of the creative workshops. Come and browse over 50 stalls of beautiful art, illustration, textiles, wood, glass, ceramics, fashion, accessories, home wares, decorative items and food. I went to the Vintage fair at the Bedruthan a few weeks back – it was fab – and a timed entry system ensures no over crowding and plenty of parking. This one is a cert not to disappoint. Tickets are free, but sell out quick. Availability both days last time I checked.
10am – 4pm Bedruthan Hotel, Mawgan Porth, TR84BU
World Penguin Day! Paradise Park, Hayle Mon 25 Apr
I’m partial to a penguin – the feathery type not the chocolate ones. Fancy yourself as a Mr or Mrs Popper? Wear black and white and celebrate world Penguin day with Paradise Park’s Peruvian penguin family. Paradise Park is home to a breeding colony of Humboldts Penguins and the two chicks that hatched last year – Miski and Rory – are available to meet close up. The park offers close encounters at Penguin Photo call which follow the feeding and talk sessions.
11am £14.75 adults £11.50 children The Walled Garden Paradise Park, 16 Trelissick Road, Hayle, TR27 4HB
Meals in the Med Terrace, Eden Project, Bodelva Tues 26 – Thurs 28 Apr
The Eden Project are hosting pop-up Mediterranean supper nights on selected nights over the coming months. In April, these are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week (26-28 Apr). On the menu is Eden’s Antipasti, authentic Spanish Paella, Tuscan Bean Salad and affogato. Book your slot online.
From 6pm onwards Eden Project, Bodelva, PL24 2SG T: 01726 811911
Circus of Horrors, Hall for Cornwall, Truro Weds 27 Apr
With such celebrity endorsements as ‘Fantastic, that’s what I call entertainment’ (the Hoff) and ‘One day something will go wrong, and you will be able to say: ” I was there”’ (Graham Norton), cult show Circus of Horrors Welcome to the Carnevil is clearly what you should be watching this Wednesday. A show ruled by the undead, with some of the greatest and most bizarre circus acts on earth climaxing in an awesome flaming apocalypse.
Set in Victorian London in 1899, Jack the Ripper was still at large and this was the golden age of the freakshow. A young girl dreamt of running away to join the Circus only to see her dream become a nightmare in a decrepit and corpse ridden Carnevil, plagued by a swamp of killer clowns, sword swallowers, demon dwarfs, death deifying aerialists, and much much more.
Not one for the kids – this is a 16+ show.
From £19 7:30pm Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro TR1 2LL