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What’s on Thurs 9 – Wed 15 June

Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, Thurs 9 – Sat 11 June

chicksJudging caps on folks its time for the Royal Cornwall show. An opportunity to learn more about farming, food and the Countryside. Loads of info and exhibits aimed at educating y’all about various aspects of the rural way of life. You can get up close to thousands of farm animals. Great facilities for younger kids (including a families area). I got stuck in the show traffic around Wadebridge today and the show doesn’t even open until tomorrow, so add in extra time.

You can buy tickets, grandstand seats, memberships, and vouchers for official catalogues and programmes online or on the door. Camping is already fully booked, but they’ve helpfully included a list of alternative sites nearby on the website.

7am daily Family ticket £39, Royal Cornwall Show, The Royal Cornwall Showground, Whitecross, Wadebridge, PL27 7JE. T: 01208 812183 E: [email protected]

Bill Bailey’s Limboland, Hall for Cornwall, Truro Fri 10 and Sat 11 June

Bill-Bailey-copy-1Sadly this one sold out months ago, such is the popularity of the hairy mash-up master. Those not lucky enough to have tickets, or just wanting to know what the fuss is about can take a gander at the Muddy review of the show when it appeared in Brighton a few months back.

Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro TR1 2LL

Land of the Giants, The Watering Hole, Perranporth Fri 10 June


After a six month respite to top-up tans and polish some brass and with a new line up, the south west’s favourite sixsome ‘LOTG’ will be bringing the afterparty of Tunes in the Dunes, with a storming night at Cornwall’s legendary beach bar.

£7 9pm The Watering Hole, St Pirans Road, Perranporth TR6 0BH


Annie Sloan Chalk paint workshop, Stax Reclamation, Saltash Sat 11 June

Conveniently located behind Cornwall’s only 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. Weekly shop and a nose at the regatta on the way home too me thinks…

£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


World Gin Day (oh yes!) Dolly’s Tea Room, Wine House and Gin Palace, Falmouth Sat 11 June


As well as being her maj’s (official) birthday, Saturday is World Gin Day. That’s a whole day dedicated to HRH. Sorry, gin. Dolly’s in Falmouth have 109 gins and selflessly the staff partake in tasting one or three a week – all in the name of research you understand – so are fully qualified to recommend them to us lot. Pop in and try one (or all 109) to commemorate this special day in the Muddy personal calendar.

Dolly’s Tea Room, Wine House and Gin Palace, 21 Church St, Falmouth


Saltash regatta, Saltash waterfront Sat 11 and Sun 12 June


Credit: Richard Bickford

Cardboard box rafts at the ready! Ok so its not Oxford or Henley, but I’m reliably informed this is just as much fun. Saltash regatta has music, dancing, gig racing, sailing and swimming – and cardboard box rafting! Bands of all types, street entertainers and children’s entertainment. Of course there is also a wide range of market stalls and food vendors for all appetites. Fingers crossed the weather holds.

Parking is likely to be pants, but First Great Western are making additional calls at Saltash over the Regatta weekend, so leave the car at home and take your cardboard box raft on the train.

From 10am Sat, Saltash regatta, Saltash waterfront, Saltash PL12 6JX


Muddy Stilettos Awards Finals Tues 14 June


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Ok you sexy lot – today is your absolutely positively last day of voting. Do not procrastinate! The links will close at 12pm on Tuesday 14 June. Winners will be announced by 4pm (if the tech gods permit). Open nominations are over. Now is the time to chose between the five businesses listed in each category. Voting starts again from scratch, so even if you nominated them in the last round, you must VOTE your socks off now. Click the following links to be taken straight to the voting categories: Art gallery, Bakery, Bar, Beauty Salon, Bookshop, Boutique stay (less than 25 rooms), Cafe, Casual dining, Children’s business, Complimentary Therapy PractitionerDay Spa, Deli, Destination Pub, Emporium, Family Attraction, Fitness Instructor, Florist, Gift shop, Hair Salon, Interiors shop, Jeweller, Large hotel (more than 25 rooms), Local Producer (food/drink), Local Producer (non-food), Mens’ clothing, Restuarant, Theatre, Wine Merchant, Women’s boutique, Yoga/ Pilates studio


Gardeners Question Time, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan Tues 14 and Wed 15 June


Ever wondered what it takes to grow pineapples in the UK? Or how to form your own apple arch? Or maybe even wanted to know how to string an onion? Ask an expert then.

The Gardening Team will be based down in Heligan’s historical Melon Yard, right in the heart of Britain’s Finest Productive Garden, eagerly awaiting to unravel all your horticultural conundrums.

Gardeners’ Question Time is free with garden admission

2-3pm The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, PL26 6EN

Bridge of Spies, Cinema by the Sea, Looe Wed 15 June


During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man’s freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Rated 12a

£5.50 7pm  Cinema by the Sea, The Community Hall, Trewint Crescent, Barbican, Looe PL13 1ET

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