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What’s on: Thurs 23 – Weds 29 June

Pysk woodfired session, Philleigh Way Cookery School, Truro Thurs 23 June


Pysk evenings celebrate fresh Cornish fish cooked on the wood grill or in the wood oven over oak sourced from Philleighs own sustainable woodland.  Within the ticket price guests can expect seasonal canapes to enjoy around the fire pit, diners will then be seated and served sharing boards of fish cakes with sorrel, hot smoked trout with asparagus and soft hen eggs, soused sardines with fennel, carrot and granita, potted smoked mackerel, red onion jam and salted sourdough toast. Then mackerel with salsa verde, monkfish, chorizo and asparagus skewers, duo of seasonal fish cooked paupiette with potatoes, tomatoes and spinach. There’ll be dessert too, and there’s a licenced bar.

£30 Philleigh Way Cookery School, Court Farm, Philleigh, Truro, TR2 5NB T:01872 580893 E:[email protected]


As the crow flies, Penlee Open Air Theatre, Penzance Thurs 23 and Fri 24 June


On Thursday and Friday this week, catch As the Crow Flies at Muddy Best Theatre finalist Penlee Park – a tale of unexpected characters and extraordinary feats, inspired by sailors and forest dwellers. Performed using a hand built Moving Panorama Theatre. With intricate illustrations, story-telling and music, this is an intimate show for family audiences of all ages. The story is told by a solo travelling performer, Alex Goodman, currently journeying across the South West hawking stories and singing to the hedgerows.

Seating provided, but its still rather nippy out so warm clothes, waterproofs (boo), and bring blankets, cushions, rugs etc – anything you need to keep yourself cosy!

£4 7:30pm Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, TR18 4HE Tickets from CRBO


Secret Life of Pets, The Plaza , Truro Fri 24 June

Sometimes I don’t think I’m a very good mother. There are films I flatly refuse to subject myself to for the sake of my little darlings (Alvin and the Chipmonks? I’d rather get my pits waxed thankyou). However, the bods behind Despicable Me have another sure fired hit on their hands with The Secret Life Of Pets showing us what our animals get up to when we leave the house. I did enjoy DM, so there’s not too much arm twisting needed here.

Max is Katie’s terrier, and lives a pampered life as her favourite pet. But Max’s world is turned upside down when she brings home a sloppy mongrel called Duke, and he has to accept that he’s not the only dog in her world any more.

The film is released this Friday, and The Plaza are showing it in 3D. You’ll never look at your dog the same way again, even without the funny glasses. Nearest car park is Moorfield, directly behind the cinema.

Rated U

£5.70 12:15pm, The Plaza, 69 Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2PN. 

Mevagissey regatta, Mevagissey harbour Sat 25 and Sun 26 June

mevagissey regatta

Gig rowing, shanties and fish fry! On Saturday watch the gig rowing in the harbour. A full days racing followed by Cornish singing and a disco at The Fountain Inn. Sunday, there’ll be a late morning of gig sailing in the Bay, fish fry and shanty singing at the Fountain Inn. Nearest parking is on Chapel Square.


From 11:30am Mevagissey Gig Rowing Club, Mevagissey Harbour, PL26 6QQ

Cornwall Gin Festival, Piazza, Truro Sat 25 and Sun 26 June



Did you know Cornwall produces FIVE AMAZING GINS ? Free drinks all night* if you can name them all. Oh yeah baby! On Saturday and Sunday, try them for yourself on Truro Piazza. There will be a full afternoon and evening of entertainment. Doors open at 12pm with entertainment kicking off from 2pm. This is the first ever Cornish Gin Festival, organised by Cornish Street Food Fest. You can expect an exciting local gin cocktail menu – Taste gin like never before. Cocktail demos, presentations from all gin companies, live music and boutique shops and food stalls. You had me at ‘gin’ though.

*that was a lie

£10, From 12pm Cornwall Street Food Fest, Cornwall Gin Festival, Piazza, Truro TR1 2LW Buy tickets here

PJ Harvey, Eden Sessions, Eden Project, Bodelva Mon 27 June


PJ Harvey played at Eden back in 2003 She has just released her ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project recorded in public view in a cube in Somerset House in London.

Still tickets available when I checked.

£40 6pm Eden Project, Bodelva, PL24 2SG Book tickets here



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