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What’s on: Thurs 30 June to Weds 6 July

Newquay Orchard crowdfund launch, Newquay, Fri 1 Jul

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We love a crowdfunding project here at Muddy HQ – and here’s one we can all benefit from – a rural escape in the heart of Newquay. Five acres of Cornish fruit, interspersed with peaceful seating areas to watch wildlife. The aim of the project is to create a space where people from all walks of life can come together – bring a picnic, read a book or just relax and enjoy this natural resource. A place in which people can grow, learn, and feel included. promote local organic produce to create food footsteps and not food miles, recycling, upcycling, and salvaging, to create a sustainable legacy for future generations to enjoy. This crowdfunding even aims to raise money for the new wood workshop and den area. From 3pm at the Ocean Surf Lodge on tower road, enjoy a BBQ, wild kids crafts , live music and an auction.

Newquay Community Orchard, Ocean Surf Lodge, 61-63 Tower Road, Newquay TR7 1LX T: 01637 877 182 E: [email protected]


An Absolutely Fabulous Evening, The Art of Wine and The Plaza, Truro Fri 1 July

I’d heard that Ab Fab the movie was awash with star cameos (like 60-odd!) and immediately pictured horrifically self-referencing fashion types who were in it to validate their lives. Well, admittedly there are some of those, but who cares? Because Ab Fab looks very,very ravishingly funny. Blamed for a major incident with a fashion model at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the south of France, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent.

Start the evening at the Art of Wine, with a glass of Champagne upon arrival. Then, those gorgeous gals (and Muddy Award finalists) No 3 Brow & Lash Bar will give you a mini manicure and brow make over. After the merriment and pampering, its off to The Plaza to watch Eddie and Patsy. What an absolutely fabulous evening sweetie.

£25 5pm onwards The Art of Wine, 7 Nalders Court, Truro, TR1 2XH T:01872 270032


BAAM Fest, The Castle Grounds, Bude Fri 1 – Sun 3 July

BAAMBack and bigger than ever BAAMFest 2016 is taking place at The Castle Grounds, Bude on 1st – 3rd July. Once again, the weekend is full of activities and performances for all ages with a big focus on bringing workshops, artists and performers from across the South West and beyond to engage and entertain people of all ages.

The line up for the weekend is packed with workshops of all types from Circus Skills with Circo Kernow through to Rock & Pop Workshop where children can try out proper electric guitars, bass guitars and drums, learning some real rock classics. Arts demos and workshops will be taking place throughout the weekend also and there’ll be story tellers and performers walking through the crowds making sure everyone’s having a great time.

Opening this years festival are two brothers from Newquay – Echo Town

Bude Music & Arts, Castle Grounds, Bude EX23 8DT E:[email protected]


Annie Sloan chalk paint workshop 1, Staxx, Saltash, Sat 2 July

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Conveniently located behind Waitrose, lovely Lou at Stax is hosting a chalk pain workshop. Learn the basic techniques, how to use the clear waxes and experiment with the new black and white Waxes. This informal workshop will equip you with all the necessary skills you will need to develop your own personal style and projects. Suitable for complete beginners, those who have used the products before and for the more advanced who would like a refresher.

£65 including lunch 11:30am-3:30pm Stax Reclamation Ltd, Avery Way, Tamar View Industrial Estate, Saltash, PL12 6LD E: [email protected] T: 01752 849 111

Poldark trail ride, Bodmin Moor, Sat 2nd July


A guided trail ride for experienced riders, taking in some of the locations used during filming of the recent Poldark series including Mr. P’s moorland farmhouse Nampara. Breathtaking scenery and lots of chances for a canter or gallop. Guide Jen was involved in the filming as a horse handler and has lots of stories to tell.

£90 9am Hallagenna Riding, Hallagenna Farm, St Breward, Bodmin PL30 4NS E:riding:hallagenna, T: Jen, 01208 851500


Som Maneiro, The Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe, Truro Sun 3 July

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Enjoy the sounds of the summer with Som Maneiro  at the Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe this Sunday while you devour a suptuous seafood buffet and fresh mussels. The guys are a Latin guitar duo hailing from Penzance, playing a mix of Brazilian, Latin and Iberian tunes and songs mingled with some original compositions. You can pretend you’re in Ibiza.

£24.95 Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe, 53 Castle Street, Truro TR1 3AF T: 01872 278884


Wild Food walk with Emma Gunn, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan Sun 3 July

Photograph by Emily Whitfield-Wicks. Summer foraging, Emma Gunn. Eden Project.

Credit: Emily Whitfield-Wicks. Summer foraging, Emma Gunn. Eden Project.

On Sunday, wild food forager Emma Gunn is hosting a wild food walk around Muddy favourite the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Get back to nature and explore the wild side of the estate.

Set out on a mini adventure to explore Heligan hedgerows, fields and ancient woodland borders, identifying the vast array of wild food growing in these different habitats along the way.

Whether you are an experienced forager or a complete beginner, a food-lover or nature enthusiast, there will be something for everyone during these Wild Harvest Food Walks. Come and discover the abundance of wild food growing locally and develop the skills and confidence to forage on your own.

£20 11am – 1pm The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St.Austell, PL26 6EN Booking essential: T: 01726 845100 

Penzance Lit Fest, Wed 6 -Sat 9 July


Writers workshop, publishing days, meet the authors, photography and music (courtesy of the Bookshop Band). This year’s theme, Going Underground, presents a packed, eclectic programme of events celebrating the spoken word with something for everyone. Muddy finalists Edgy books are heavy weight supporters, events held at The Acorn, The Redwing Gallery, The Morrab Library and The Admiral Benbow almong others – see here for a full list of exciting venues.

Standard tickets only £4, Penzance Litfest, T: 01726 879500


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Ping Coombes Malaysian Cookery Course, River Cottage Thurs 7 July

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Over the border in Devon next week, MasterChef winner 2014 Ping Coombes will take you on a journey through her Malaysian childhood and life in Britain through the prism of her fantastic recipes. You will spend the day mastering Malaysian cooking using ingredients that are both local and seasonal. Set against the beautiful rural backdrop of Park Farm, your day will be a mix of practical lessons, demonstrations and chances to taste the fruits of your labour

£240, 9:30am – 5pm River Cottage, Park Farm, Trinity Hill Rd, Axminster EX13 8TB


Schools Will Rock You, St Joseph’s School, Launceston Thurs 7/8/9 July

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Everywhere, the kids watch the same movies, wear the same fashions and think the same thoughts. It’s a safe, happy, Ga Ga world. Unless you’re a rebel. Unless you want to Rock. On iPlanet all the musical instruments are banned. The Company Computers generate tunes and everybody downloads them. It is an age of Boy Bands and of Girl Bands. Of Boy and Girl Bands. Of Girl Bands with a couple of boys in them that look like girls anyway. Nothing is left to chance, hits are scheduled years in advance. But Resistance is growing. Underneath the gleaming cities, down in the lower depths live the Bohemians. Rebels who believe that there was once a Golden Age when the kids formed their own bands and write their own songs. They call that time, The Rhapsody. I was treated to a teaser at St Mellion last Tuesday. Looks fabulous.

£8 7pm (plus Sat matinee at 2pm), St Joseph’s School, St Peter’s hill, Launceston.


Argentine tasting evening, Art of Wine, Truro Fri 15 July 

Discover the delights of new world wine at Muddy best wine store award winner The Art of Wine, in Nalder’s Court. The wines of Argentina are diverse and of ever increasing quality. They come from many different regions and in many  different styles, it’s not JUST about Mendoza and Malbec. There will be a sparkling reception to start off the evening with a fine Pinot Noir based fizz from Malma, Patagonia, and then this little lot: Malma Finca La Papay Sauvignon Blanc 2014; Malma Finca La Papay Pinot Noir 2015; Sol Fa Soul Malbec 2014; Domingo Molina Tannat 2013; Anima Mundi Cabernet Franc 2013; FIN Single Vineyard Malbec 2011.

£15 7:30pm  The Art of Wine, 7 Nalder’s Court, Truro, TR1 2XH Call to book: T 01872270032

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