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What’s on: Thurs 8 – Weds 14 Sept


Survived the first week back at school? Pat you’re self on the back and celebrate with a huge glass of wine. Sorry I mean at one of loads of events this week – more Poldark, alot of cider, food, and new seasons interiors styling, festivals, and loads of theatre too, plus our regular calendar of daily events (full calendar for the weeks ahead HERE) – search by category or by town.

Multiple day events are listed below (since they make my fabulous calendar messy), but I think you’ll want to know about them. #BacktoSchool!

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Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival, Penhallow Fri 9 – Sun 11 Sept


Its all going down at the Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival in Penhallow near Truro friday onwards.

Heaps going on, including live music, secret cider walks, a silent disco and not forgetting the delicious onsite feast village.  Reef are headlining (Saturday), with Kernow King, Sound of the Sirens, Martin Harley, Belfast Busker and Mad Dog Mcrea on the main stage. Meet the regions rising stars on the BBC Introducing Stage.  This is a family friendly festival, jam packed with stuff for the littlies – the farm turns into a giant playground during the festival weekend with tractor rides, pig racing, face painting (never met a kid that doesn’t love pig racing), circus workshops, arts and crafts sessions and bouncy castles. Oh and a touch of luxe courtesy of the eco spa area featuring wood fire hot tubs, a sauna yurt and a ‘Bedouin’ chill out lounge. Yes, that’s where you’ll find me.

Obvs no cider fest is complete without cider, and there’ll be over 100 to chose from. Stay the weekend and camp, or glamp it up in a hobbit hut.

Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival, Healey’s Cyder Farm, Penhallow TR4 9LW


Eden’s Festival of Food, Bodelva Fri 9 – Sun 11 Sept

festival-of-foodA weekend of FOOD! A line up of top telly chef’s such as Fern’s hubby Phil Vickery, GBBO winner John Whaite, Ready Steady Brian Turner and Saturday Kitchen regular Vivek Singh. There’s be book signings, foodie treats, stalls and lots more. Its all about balance right? After that grub, walk it off by wandering around the Eden Project. Win-win.

Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell Pl24 2SG


Poldark Harvest, Newquay Fri 9 – Sun 11 Sept

05poldarkweb-facebookjumboDust off your tricorn! The Atlantic Hotel in Newquay is hosting a harvest themed weekend location tours (Charlestown, Holywell Bay etc), a grand ball and a country dancing night with rog roast.

On the sunday, Carnglaze Caverns is home to a unique underground concert featuring Mike O Connor and Barabra Griggs playing the music of Poldark in the workings of an old slate mine. They’ve thoughtfully scheduled this so that you can get home for Ep. 2!

Poldark’s Cornwall, Newquay TR7 1FD 


Cornwall home and lifestyle show (interiors market), Truro Fri 9 and Sat 10 Sept


Autumn is nearly upon us! Come shop the new seasons trends and meet leading interior designers down on the Lemon Quay in Truro this weekend, ahead of the full interiors show at Wadebridge this month.

From 10am Friday Cornwall home Show, LEon Quay, Truro TR1 2PU

Willow reindeer sculpture workshop, Trebah Gardens, Mawnan Smith Mon 12 and Tues 13 Sept


Be the envy of your neighbours this Christmas when you decorate your lawn with your own hand made reindeer family!

On this two day course, Becky Saunders will advising on willow preparation, weaving and sculpture techniques. At the end of the two days you will have a beautiful and individual sculpture to take home. Please remember that your sculptures will need to fit in the car so you can take them home, so best not arrive on a bike or moped, though a tuk tuk should be fine. Why stop at one though? Start now and you’ll have time to complete all eight before the big day.

Wear old clothes or bring an apron as the willow is pre-soaked so it can get a little mucky when weaving. Suitable for any level, new to willow sculpting or those with some experience.

£120 10am – 4pm Monday and Tuesday Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ T: 01326 252200

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