Arts and crafts diary of events in Cornwall

The Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) have compiled this list of arty and crafty events to put in your diary, going on down here in our beautiful Cornwall.

Please note that Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) do not organise any events ourselves, we publish event details for other local organisers, in good faith, but no responsibility can be taken for errors, event cancellations etc. Many of the organisers include contact details and you should always check directly with organisers for confirmation.

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David Haughton in St Just

Saturday, 13th January 2018 until Saturday, 17th March 2018

David Haughton (1924 - 1991) moved to West Cornwall in 1948 after dropping out of the Slade School of Art. He soon joined the ranks of the St Ives modernists, becoming a member of the avant-garde Crypt Group, the Penwith Society and the St Ives Society of Artists. While out on a bicycle ride with his friend and fellow artist Kit Barker, Haughton came across St Just, the compact mining town situated on the moors between Penzance and St Ives. He later described the encounter as both a magical experience and a turning point in his life. Even after leaving Cornwall in 1950 to teach at the Central School in London, Haughton returned every year for thirty years, often with groups of students. This exhibition of prints, drawings and paintings shows his lifetime love affair with St Just. Gallery 1 - a selection of Newlyn School and Lamorna Group paintings in Galleries 2, 3, 4 & 5.
Call Penlee House Gallery on 01736 363625 or visit web site for more information.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleehouse.org.uk

Nature's Laboratory: A Fantasy

Saturday, 27th January 2018 until Saturday, 10th March 2018

The enigmatic Andrew Lanyon returns to Falmouth with a brand new exhibition featuring a collective of Cornish artists.
Immerse yourself in the tale of Nature who is hard at work in her laboratory creating the emotions. Distracted by her work she is unaware of what her robot assistants are getting up to.
A quirky and intriguing show for the whole family.
Funded by Arts Council England
Falmouth Art Gallery, Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2RT


www.falmouthartgallery.com

Faces of Cornwall

Saturday, 27th January 2018 until Saturday, 14th April 2018

Famous faces, colourful characters and everyday people all feature in this portrait show starring the people of Cornwall.
This striking exhibition was first staged by the gallery in 1987 so twenty years later we thought it was time to present an updated version.
On display will be portraits of men, women and children from the 16th century to the present day, many of which featured in the original show.
Falmouth Art Gallery, Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth Cornwall TR11 2RT


www.falmouthartgallery.com

Artisan craft fayre

Friday, 9th February 2018 until Friday, 16th March 2018

Handmade crafts including, jewellery, felting, fused glass, textiles, woodturning, photography, driftwood mirrors and frames, beach art and pottery.  Come and meet our friendly very talented crafters, a craft fayre with a difference, you won't be disappointed.
Gifts for all occasions.
Parking opposite.
Free entry.
Some stalls still available on certain dates.
Message or phone 07975 683522 for dates or more information.
Visit our Facebook page
Padstow Memorial Hall, Riverside, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8BY


Virginia Woolf

Saturday, 10th February 2018 until Sunday, 29th April 2018

Discover art from 1850 to the present, inspired by the writing of this celebrated author
Author of classic texts including To the Lighthouse and the pioneering feminist text A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf spent much of her childhood in St Ives.
This exhibition is led by her writing, which will act as a prism through which to explore feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art - with works by over 70 artists.
Supported by Czech Centre London
Free entry for Members
Visit Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

 

 

Structures Residency

Saturday, 10th February 2018 until Saturday, 24th February 2018

Structures is a two-week evolving exhibition and residency of international artists whose practice is informed by networks, frameworks and systems. Bringing together artists from the UK, Europe, and the US, the residency facilitates an exchange of methods, approaches and ideas. The artists will work together in the upper gallery, alongside a schedule of talks, discussions and workshops on all aspects of structures – whether manmade or natural – programmed by the artists and the gallery’s curatorial team.
The residency will involve practitioners at varying stages of their careers across all disciplines; painters, film-makers, sculptors, installation artists and curators, united by their work being informed by structures, rules or data.
The lower gallery will present a static exhibition of work previously made by each of the artists, to illustrate their usual practice and give a context to their time in the residency. In the upper gallery, one half of the space will be an evolving exhibition of work made by the artists during the residency, either individually or collaboratively. The other half will be an open-plan, flexible studio space, with tables, stools and storage for each artist. The open nature of studio and exhibition in one space will enable conversations between visitors and artists.
A daily programme of talks and workshops will take place in the studio space at the close of each day, from 16.00. Details will be listed on our website.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/structuresresidency/

Tim Shaw 'What Remains'

Saturday, 10th February 2018 until Saturday, 12th May 2018

A solo exhibition bringing together a number of works by the sculptor and acclaimed Royal Academician, Tim Shaw.
Drawn from personal experience, Shaw’s exhibition at The Exchange features two installations that address head-on the global presence and effect of terrorism and the pervasive sense of hidden powers having control over our lives.
Soul Snatcher Possession is a sculptural installation which portrays an ambiguous meeting of figures, the air taut with menace. Mother the Air is Blue, The Air is Dangerous is an immersive experience using video and sound. It is a deeply personal work which offers a visceral insight into Shaw’s experience as a child in Belfast when he and his mother were caught in an IRA bomb blast.
What Remains is a partnership with Anima-Mundi to present Tim Shaw’s work across two sites in Cornwall during 2017/18. Something Is Not Quite Right at Anima-Mundi, St Ives, 13 Oct – 9 Dec 2017, presented new sculptural installations, as well as a series of maquettes for Soul Snatcher Possession.
Tim Shaw was born in Belfast in 1964. He currently lives and works in Cornwall. He was elected to The Royal Academy in 2013 and made a Fellow of The Royal British Society of Sculptors the same year. Shaw has had a number of significant solo exhibitions throughout the UK, Ireland and internationally. Shaw has undertaken a number of public commissions including The Rites of Dionysos for The Eden Project, The Minotaur for The Royal Opera House and The Drummer for Lemon Quay, Truro.
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/tim-shaw/

Shallal Sketchbooks

Saturday, 10th February 2018 until Saturday, 24th February 2018

In the Engine Room, The Exchange Gallery, a vibrant collection of artwork by Shallal Dance Theatre celebrating the Cornish Doorways Project and the launch of the project’s new book. With photography by Belinda Whiting, installation work from Godolphin House, costumes and props from recent shows, and paintings inspired by the life of Cornish philanthropist John Passmore Edwards.
Alongside, Shallal Sketchbooks will be exhibiting a diverse and inspiring library of artist’s sketchbooks.
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
newlynartgallery.co.uk

Cakey Tea with Crafts for Children to Learn a Little Cornish

Saturday, 24th February 2018

Part of the Cornish Language weekend in Penzance.
You can start your afternoon of Cornish fun at The Exchange, Princes St, Penzance TR18 2NL at 1pm to get all you need for your treasure trail through Penzance.
At 2pm - 4pm join us for cakey tea in the Lecture Hall of St.John's Hall, Alverton Rd, Penzance TR18 2QW There will also be craft activities for children with the chance to learn a little Cornish too.
This entire event is free, all are welcome.
Visit our Facebook events page for more information


pragna043@gmail.com

The LOST Will and Testament of Jake Thackray

Saturday, 24th February 2018

‘A hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the life and songs of one of this country’s finest and funniest wordsmiths. Highly entertaining whether you are discovering Jake for the first time, or an ardent fan.’
The late Jake Thackray is being increasingly acknowledged as one of the greatest English songwriters of the twentieth century, a unique talent, whose songs are full of poetry, wit, irreverence and humanity.
John Watterson is Jake’s biographer and the UK’s leading performer of Jake’s songs. As Fake Thackray he has toured with Fairport Convention, played at many festivals, theatres, clubs and on national radio. John has recently uncovered 15 wonderful songs written by Jake but never released – some have lain forgotten in the BBC archives for decades, others found in Jake’s personal papers haven’t ever been heard. These songs, along with never-before told stories from the biography research plus several much-loved Jake classics, feature in John’s new show.
Saturday 24th February - 7:30 pm
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

 

 

Hidden Coves by David French

Saturday, 24th February 2018 until Friday, 2nd March 2018

Artist David French ‘Hidden Coves’ an exhibition of paintings with a fresh perspective, high above the beaches and coves of Cornwall, inspired by a cycle trip along the coast of Italy.
If you’re searching for turquoise seas, translucent waters and secluded beaches take a trip to St Ives.
Visit Davids Facebook page
Crypt Gallery Norway Square, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NA


Davidfrenchart@gmail.com
www.instagram.com/french9933

Bringing Landscapes to Life

Monday, 26th February 2018

Andrew Tozer – Bringing Landscapes to Life
Spend the day learning how to capture the essence of Cornwall’s dramatic and ever-changing coast line. Be inspired by Andrews’s impressionistic style and carefully selected colour palette whilst bringing your painting to life. Andrew incorporates fantastic use of light and depth into his paintings - be prepared to surprise yourself and come away feeling fully inspired.
Andrew Tozer is one of the leading contemporary painters whose work resonates impressionism. He is a well-known Cornish artist and has work in galleries throughout the county. Andrew paints en plein air which he believes creates authenticity and a vibrant sense of movement within his work.
Monday 26th February 2018, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

Drawing and Pattern with Monoprint

Tuesday, 27th February 2018

Explore one off and layered prints to create lively drawings and vibrant patterns
Visit the Calstock Arts web site page for more details of this event.
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9QX


www.calstockarts.org

The People’s String Foundation DUO - Ben Sutcliffe & Zaid Al-Rikabi

Thursday, 1st March 2018

The People’s String Foundation are an army of bohemians and vagabonds who represent the grass roots of British music culture, mixing world, classical and urban styles in anarchic embroilment.
Thursday 1st March - 8:00 pm
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

Great Expectations

Thursday, 1st March 2018

The Poly Falmouth David Mynne Presents Great Expectations
Christmas Eve, 1803, Pip, a seven year-old orphan boy, visits his mother’s grave. A frightening encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever.
Written by one of England’s greatest authors, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations is the profound and complex story of Pip’s journey through life.
Some of his most memorable characters – the terrifying Magwitch; Joe Gargery, the kind and generous blacksmith; the eccentric Miss Havisham; the cold and beautiful Estella; Mr Jaggers the pompous lawyer and Pip’s wise friend, Herbert Pocket – are vividly brought to life in this anarchic and joyful telling of this glorious tale.
Using Dickens’ original text (well, mostly) David Mynne’s skilful, one-man performance of this epic story is deft, daft, delightful …and definitely Dickens.
Originally performed in 2013, Great Expectations was David’s first solo show. A successful UK tour garnered excellent reviews and collected a WILDFIRE Critics’ Choice Award at the Exeter Ignite Festival.
Be prepared to be scared and amazed; to cry and laugh…
Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Andrew McPherson | Additional script by Simon Harvey and David Mynne | Directed by Simon Harvey | Performed by David Mynne
Suitable for adults and accompanied children (10+)
The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3EG


www.thepoly.org

 

 

It's Time To Act

Saturday, 3rd March 2018 until Saturday, 17th March 2018

Let’S End Homelessness in Cornwall.
An exhibition of work made by clients of St Petroc’s Society, the Cornish charity working with single homeless people in Cornwall.
Visit our Facebook page
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/its-time-to-act/

Hummadruz

Saturday, 3rd March 2018 until Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Encompassing new commissions, contemporary and modern artworks, and artefacts loaned by The Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle, the project will explore overarching and infinite rhythms of nature, of folklore, of the occult, and how this becomes a lived system embodied by both artists and communities.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/hummadruz/

Jack Doherty

Saturday, 3rd March 2018 until Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Reflecting on his recent artist residencies in Japan and China, Mousehole-based ceramicist Jack Doherty will show a new group of soda-fired porcelain vessels including both functional and sculptural work.  
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/jack-doherty/

Create your own marketing materials – Adobe InDesign CC Course – funded*

Wednesday, 7th March 2018 until Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Adobe InDesign is the most popular industry standard desktop publishing software.  It is used to create eye-catching, professional looking marketing materials and is particularly useful for multi-page documents. If you want to learn how to work with text and images using the tools and features of InDesign in an engaging learning environment, then this is the course for you.
InDesign can be used to create: multiple page booklets,  flyers / posters, newsletters, brochures, business cards, letterhead stationary, magazines, PDFs / hyper-linked documents.
It's a great way to learn the basics without too much jargon and with support from an experienced tutor. You will also have the opportunity to network and connect with other local businesses.
Places are limited so contact us now to avoid disappointment.
If you would like to book a place, please contact DPN as soon as possible for further details.
Costs*…
Where possible DPN will use funding to cover the costs of the training- contact us now to find out whether you or your business is eligible.
Contact  the DPN Team, Digital Peninsula Network Ltd on 01736 333700. or by email for more information.
Find DPN on Facebook.
Digital Peninsula Network (DPN), 1 - 2 Old Brewery Yard, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SL


rissa@digitalpeninsula.com
www.digitalpeninsula.org

Art class with a Cornish Celtic twist

Thursday, 8th March 2018

Join Jan Lobb and a small group of artist friends to get creative in Cornish (technical advice available).
We could produce Easter themed cards or springtime pictures with a Celtic twist.
Bring your own materials.
No charge this time. Just buy something from the cafe.
This has a limited cpacity so please book in advance by either emailing Becky Lawrance or click on our Facebook event to secure your place.
Lily's of Truro, 21 Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2AY


pragna043@gmail.com

Truro Choral Society sings Mozart Requiem

Saturday, 10th March 2018

Truro Choral Society returns to Truro Cathedral to perform Mozart’s Requiem, conducted by Martin Palmer and accompanied by members of Truro Symphony Orchestra and Truro School Chamber Orchestra.
One of the most popular choral works, it is as renowned for the details surrounding its completion following Mozart’s death at 35 as it is for his genius that shines through the music nevertheless. Moving, stormy, graceful and, at times, terrifying with its drama, its power is complete. Joining the choir and combined orchestra are the hugely talented soloists Bethany Williams (soprano), Louise Gerth (alto), Toshi Ogita (tenor) and Jacob Dennison (bass).
Also part of this superb Mozartian programme is his beautiful Flute Concerto, with Katie Shaw as soloist, and excerpts from The Magic Flute, his glorious and enchanting last opera, written at the same time as the Requiem.
Date: 10th March 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Truro Cathedral
Tickets: £16 (under 19s free)
Visit our Facebook events page
Truro Cathedral, 14 St Mary's Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2AF


info@trurochoralsociety.co.uk
www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Figurative sculpture

Monday, 12th March 2018

Learn how to build a realistic figurative sculpture of the human form. You will construct an armature using technical measuring methods, develop an understanding of the architecture of the anatomy and learn how to define the details of muscles.
Sara Ross moved to Cornwall 5 years ago to concentrate on her own creative work after many years in London working as a sculptor and painter in the film industry. She worked on films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Da Vinci Code.
Monday 12th March 2018, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

An evening with Hazel O’Connor

Saturday, 17th March 2018

A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined here by  Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb  blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our present times.
Expect a soulful introspective dip into Hazel’s stunning portfolio, the old and the new. A sumptuous night of some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire.  With a special Meet & Greet immediately after the show you’re in for a treat!  .Unmissable, book early.
Saturday 17th March 2018 8pm
Tickets £21
Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6HQ


www.carnglaze.com

Enlightenment Psychic fayre and arts/crafts.

Sunday, 18th March 2018

We are back for our annual Psychic Fayre plus arts/crafts.
2 floors of psychic mediums, healers, therapists, Indian head massages and readers as well as a huge selection of different arts and crafts by some very talented local crafters.
Help for Hereos will be here raising funds to help them continue their vital work, and there will be a Tombola running through out the day and this is in Support of the Rainbow Cat Charity which specialises in finding homes for older cats whose owners have passed or become to frail to look after them.
The event opens to the public at 11am and closes at 4pm, with plenty of carparking available around the venue and with the Bar offering a full drinks and lunch menu this has got to be 1 place you cant not stop past if your anywhere near penzance on the day.
Visit our Facebook events page
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU

 


cornishcraftfairs@yahoo.com
www.facebook.com/Cornish.Craft.Fairs/

Cornwoolly: The Fibre and Textile Show for Cornwall

Sunday, 18th March 2018

Whatever your textile or fibre fancy, whether you're a creator or a connoisseur of crafts, we have what you want.
Come and meet our extensive range of suppliers and talented artists.
For more information, visit our website or find us on Visit the Cornwoolly Facebook page
Chi an Bobel, Heartlands, Robinson's Shaft, Dudnance Lane, Redruth, Pool, Cornwall TR15 3QY
 


cornwoolly@gmail.com
www.cornwoolly.co.uk

Introduction to Drypoint

Tuesday, 20th March 2018

Explore creating detailed and atmospheric prints with an engraved Perspex plate and printing press
Visit the Calstock Arts web site page for more details of this event.
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9QX


www.calstockarts.org

The Young People's Art Prize

Thursday, 22nd March 2018 until Friday, 20th April 2018

Encompassing work from schools and colleges from across the county, each year there is a particular theme or medium, with a judging panel of artists selecting the shortlist of works to be exhibited from hundreds of entries. This year’s theme is Blue. Prize winners are announced at a preview of the show, while the visiting public are asked to vote for their favourite piece of work. The Visitor’s Vote Prize winner is announced on the last day of the show. This popular event has been an annual fixture in The Engine Room at The Exchange during the Easter holidays since 2010.
Visit The Exchange Facebook page
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/young-peoples-art-prize-2018/

Bringing Home the Catch: Art and Fishing in Newlyn

Saturday, 24th March 2018 until Saturday, 9th June 2018

The Newlyn School artists ‘discovered’ this picturesque fishing village at a transitional moment in its history. Just as the painters were setting up their easels and depicting the lives of the local Newlyn community in the 1880s, its fishing industry was expanding rapidly. Featuring a wealth of paintings, photographs and artefacts from the period 1880 to 1940, this exhibition provides an insight into how the artists chose to represent these changes, or even to ignore them for the sake of artistic license. Curated with assistance from Dr Joanna Mattingly. Ground floor galleries. A selection of Lamorna Group paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5.
Call Penlee House Gallery on 01736 363625 or visit web site for more information.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleehouse.org.uk

Silk screen printing and surface design

Monday, 26th March 2018

Claire Armitage – Silk screen printing and surface design
This workshop will introduce participants to surface design, textiles and silk screen printing, exploring design processes such as repeat print and colour separation.
Claire’s award-winning textile collections are exhibited nationally and comprise a range of luxurious silk scarves, garments and accessories. Claire has also worked as a freelance costume designer for nearly a decade and is
a lecturer at Falmouth University. In 2012 Claire won the British Craft Trade Fair award for Excellence and recently designed a textile collection for National Trust Scotland.
Monday 26th March 2018, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

The Riot by Nick Darke

Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Tickets on sale from March 1st.
The Riot by Nick Darke presented by Cornwall Youth Theatre.
A powerful dark comedy combined with Darke’s dream-like confusion.
This production contains strong language.
Fishermen from Newlyn, staunch Methodists, did not go to sea on the Sabbath, but visiting boats from Lowestoft (known as Yorkies) did, landing their fish on Monday thus reducing the price of the fish for Newlyn fishermen for the rest of the week.
The local fishermen fight back by tipping the whole catch of the Yorkies 100,000 mackerels into the harbour.
What starts as a peaceful protest soon turns into violence. Caught in the middle of the disturbance is Thomas Bolitho, local merchant, magistrate, mine owner and mayor. He seems to respect the fisherman’s beliefs, but he is also a businessman and he knows that the violent nature of the dispute is not good for business. He tries to compromise with both sides, but soon finds his life is in danger when they both turn against him.
March 28, 2018 - 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Minack Theatre  Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU


www.minack.com

St Ives Weekly Art and Craft Fayre Friday- Monday

Friday, 30th March 2018

Gallery and boutique standard art and craft fayre set in lovely light and airy space near Porthgwidden car park in St Ives.
Open from Friday, 30th March to November, Monday to Friday.
I already have art, jewellery, photography, soft furnishings, knitted hats and baby clothes, wood turning and some ceramics and glass art, I'm looking for more ceramics, glass art, felting, drift wood craft, painted silks/velvet scarves and everything else different and handmade.
Please do not apply if you make jewellery, photography or paint! A 6ft x 2ft table and chair are included at cost of £13 for single and £22 for a double if space is available.
Please contact me via email and send photos of your work for consideration booking is essential.
Many thanks Clare Mason thefinishingtouchgallery@gmail.com


thefinishingtouchgallery@gmail.com
claremasonjewellery.co.uk

Grampound Craft Fair

Sunday, 1st April 2018 until Sunday, 8th April 2018

April's Fair will run from Monday to Friday but we are going to have a 'first buy evening' from 6pm and 8pm on the Sunday evening before the fair.
This is for stallholders to meet customers an ease themselves into another successful week by sharing a glass of wine and some nibbles.
Admission is free so there is nothing to lose and lots to gain from our wealth of Cornish handmade crafts.
The Village Hall Fore Street, Grampound, Cornwall TR2 4SB


richardgpryor@googlemail.com

The Railway Children

Tuesday, 3rd April 2018 until Saturday, 14th April 2018

Tickets on sale from March 1st
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit, adapted by Dave Simpson and presented by The Minack Company
performances April 3 to 6 & 9 to 13 at 7.30pm and April 3, 5, 7, 10, 12 & 14 at 2pm.
The Railway Children is a heart-warming tale of an Edwardian family whose lives are turned upside down following the mysterious disappearance of their father.
Forced to leave their privileged London life, Roberta (Bobby), Peter, Phyllis and their mother, move to Three Chimneys Cottage in the country, where they forge new friendships, embark on adventures and discover a secret that will affect their lives forever.
Produced by the creative team behind the Minack’s highly acclaimed production of Goodnight Mister Tom. The Railway Children’s cast includes a host of Cornish acting talent alongside members of the Minack Youth Theatre.
A glorious theatrical experience for all ages, full of warmth, intrigue, adventure and joy.
Suitable for all ages | Running Time approx 2 hrs plus interval
Director John Brolly | Musical Director Ben Sutcliffe | Designer Elroy Ashmore
April 3, 2018 - 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Minack Theatre  Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU


www.minack.com

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Special guests Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Illustration Masterclass

Monday, 9th April 2018

Caroline Pedler - Illustration Masterclass
Join published author Caroline Pedler in this illustration masterclass. She’ll show you how to get a project going, guiding you through creating a narrative, producing thumbnail artwork and ultimately a complete book.
Caroline is a Cornish illustrator, fine artist and lecturer. As well as exhibiting her fine art work throughout Cornwall she has illustrated and published over 50 books which have been translated into 23 different languages worldwide.
onday 9th April 2018, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

Sam Carter

Friday, 13th April 2018

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later… with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
Described as ‘the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation’ by Bellowhead’s Jon Boden, Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. In 2014 Sam teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock and making a joyful racket. Their 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated album Salvor, was praised from all corners – proving that people really were ready for traditional English songs played in a style that owed as much to Radiohead as it did to Fairport Convention.
Spring 2018 sees Sam embark on a solo tour playing songs from his acclaimed third studio album, How The City Sings.
Visit the Calstock Arts web site page for more details of this event.
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9QX


www.calstockarts.org

Show of Hands Rare Duo Tour - Where We’re Bound

Saturday, 14th April 2018

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer: two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Dovetailing old songs with new, this is an unmissable celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts, the original duo format makes a rare return to more intimate settings. Steve and Phil’s special guest is compelling musician and fellow Devonian Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe.
It’s a rare treat when a multi-award-winning band, renowned enough to sell out the Royal Albert Hall five times over, offer the chance to be enjoyed in smaller, more intimate settings. But Show of Hands are known for doing things differently so that’s exactly what they’re up to with their 2018 duo tour, Where We’re Bound.
Saturday 14th April 2018 8pm
Tickets £23
Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6HQ


www.carnglaze.com

Paint the City!

Monday, 16th April 2018

Paint the City with Lizzie Black.
Weather permitting, you will work out on location gathering sketches and ideas before heading back to produce an oil painting that reflects your personal response to Truro. Lizzie will help you build your observational skills, guide you in colour selecting and mixing, share her techniques and help you develop your own style.
Lizzie Black is a Cornish landscape painter and paints en plein air. She has a BA Hons in Fine Art and is an experienced Arts Facilitator. Her work can be found in galleries throughout West Cornwall.
A selection of materials are required to be brought along with you for the workshop, they are as follows:
A range of canvas boards or heavy watercolour paper.
Monday 16th April 2018, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

Henry IV (Part 1)

Thursday, 19th April 2018 until Saturday, 21st April 2018

Henry IV (Part 1)  by William Shakespeare   presented by Carnon Downs Drama Group
Performances April 19 to 21 at 7.30pm
Henry IV finds himself facing uprisings from the Welsh chieftain Owen Glendower and impetuous young Harry “Hotspur” Percy.
April 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
The Minack Theatre  Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU


www.minack.com

Benji Matthews in Concert - Supported by TAODS Youth Theatre

Friday, 20th April 2018

X Factor contestant, Benji Matthews, is a young male vocalist from Cornwall who writes and performs his own music, along with covers from many various artists.
He already has 2 pop albums available, entitled ‘Benj’ and ‘5ft 7”’, and a Christmas single, ‘Heartbreak at Christmas’ – all songs written and performed by Benji.
TAODS Youth Theatre are the youth drama group of Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, (TAODS), for young people aged between 6 and 18, based at Redannick Theatre, Truro, and run voluntarily by Michelle and Glenn Moses for the past 4 years.
TAODS Youth Theatre are proud to be asked to support Benji, live in concert.
Benji and his team are kindly donating the proceeds of these 2 events to TAODS Youth Theatre, in recognition of the importance of drama and music in the development of Benji’s career.
Early booking is recommended, due to Benji’s popularity.
Tickets - £7 each available from www.crbo.co.uk/Benji or Tel 01726 879500
Start time: 19.30
Visit our Facebook page
Redannick Theatre, Redannick Lane, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2JP


Taodsyouththeatre@aol.co.uk
www.crbo.co.uk/benji

John Dyer: Painting the colours of the world

Saturday, 21st April 2018 until Monday, 23rd April 2018

This retrospective exhibition celebrates the work of one of Cornwall's best loved artists, John Dyer, on the occasion of his 50th birthday.
John is widely know for his vivid use of colour, joyful paintings and worldwide environmental art projects.
On display will be a selection of his work from throughout his successful career including early pieces, celebrity commissions and paintings from around the world.
Falmouth Art Gallery, Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth Cornwall TR11 2RT


www.falmouthartgallery.com

Jewel Enamels for Jewellery Workshop

Saturday, 21st April 2018

Jewel Enamels are special ultra-thick embossing powders which are mainly used in the card-making industry – but they are excellent for making jewellery too! We’ll discover how to melt the jewel enamels and pour into moulds, use stamps to imprint a design and layer different colours onto MDF pendants.
The cost of this workshop - £35 - includes all materials.  Time is 10am - 3.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch (lunch is not included, but tea and coffee will be available).
Spaces are limited!  To book visit the website, email central booking on:  aecentral@cornwall.gov.uk or phone 0300 1231 117, quoting the Course Code:  F709153
Visit our Facebook events page
Falmouth Adult Education Centre, Tregenver Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2QW


aecentral@cornwall.gov.uk

Dancing In The Moonlight

Sunday, 22nd April 2018

A song and dance event presented by the Lockwood-Urban Dance & Theatre School.
April 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Adult: £14/£10 - Under 16: £7/£5
The Minack Theatre  Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU


www.minack.com

Around The World In Eighty Days

Wednesday, 25th April 2018 until Friday, 27th April 2018

Around The World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason, presented by Seven Stones Theatre.
The fabulously wealthy Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days.
Performances April 25 to 27 at 7.30pm and April 26 at 2pm.
The Minack Theatre  Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU


www.minack.com

Roche Brass

Sunday, 29th April 2018

A themed concert by this Championship winning brass band.
April 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Adult: £14/£10 - Under 16: £7/£5
The Minack Theatre  Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU


www.minack.com

Pals

Tuesday, 1st May 2018 until Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Pals by Jason Gerdes presented by North South Theatre
Performances May 1 and 2 at 7.30pm
Tickets on sale from March 1st
Set during the first years of the conflict, this poignant dark comedy follows the story of two innocent and enthusiastic men who volunteer their services to Britain after Kitchener’s call for a New Army. Their experience of life on the Western Front is a stark contrast to what was promised by the officers signing them up:
“Back before Christmas, they said.”
The two friends (who are also brothers-in-law) do their best to keep each other’s spirits up, with bawdy humour, trenchant sarcasm and a camaraderie that only comes from knowing one another for years. Letters from home are not always a joy to receive.
Despite the fiction, this story’s background is firmly based in reality as battalions of ‘Pals’ were really formed from groups of friends and work-mates, and they fought together just as they do in the play. The transition from being caught up in the propaganda machine which promised glory and honour, to the reality of their situation (rats, lice and all), takes you on an unforgettable and gripping journey.
At each touring location, the production will adapt to become community-specific, bringing to life the community’s war-time historical connections.
The Minack Theatre  Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU


www.minack.com

Exploring Colour Course

Tuesday, 1st May 2018 until Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Luke Frost is well known for his exciting use of colour and comes from a line of celebrated colourists including his grandfather Sir Terry Frost and his father Anthony. This exciting course explores how to capture, mix and combine found colours with paint.
The course starts with a session down at Newlyn Harbour where Luke will help students to explore the process of making studies from the colours and forms found among the surrounding fishing boats, empty crates, nets, sea and harbour walls. Returning to the school the group will be given a series of exercises to help them approach colour contrasting and combining. Each student will tackle this differently some focusing closely on the colours and forms recorded down in the harbour while others may choose to work in a more abstract way.
Luke will discuss his approach to painting with some examples of his work to hand and with lots of art books and exhibition catalogues on modern and contemporary artists he will help students to understand how a number of well known artists have explored colour in their work such as John Hoyland and Patrick Heron among others.
Much of the course will be hands on with a huge array of mixed pots of paints shared between the group so they can dart back and forth between the colours and their work all the time being encouraged to explore how colours are informed by those around them.
The course also includes experimenting with coloured paint applied to different surfaces from paper and board through to aluminium and their impact on painted colour.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Saltash May Fair 2018

Saturday, 5th May 2018

In 2016 the new committee took the May Fair back to the town and back to its community roots. After two years with overwhelming positive feedback from residents, businesses, exhibitors and the wider community it will remain in the town for 2018.
Both the 2016 and 2017 event had an estimated footfall of around 4,500 throughout the whole day over Fore Street, Victoria Gardens and Longstone Park. The committee will hope to replicate these footfall numbers by once again offering a full day of non-stop entertainment.
Join us for a day of live entertainment, music, art sellers and handmade items.
We would love to see you there.
Visit our Facebook page
Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6JW

info@diverse-events.com

Games As (Performing) Arts

Thursday, 10th May 2018 until Thursday, 31st May 2018

Games As (Performing) Arts Festival.
A collective art exhibition, part of Games as Arts / Arts as Games Festival. This second edition entitled Games As [performing] Arts, will investigate the relationships between games, performance and AI, through shared notions of play. The exhibition will showcase works from international artists Stéphane Bissières and Petra Gemeinboeck, as well as performance related games: Bouden, Johann Sebastian Joust and the clapping music app of the London Sinfonietta. Visitors will experience live performing robotics installations, playful hybrid music instruments, interactive video pieces and video games all combined with public workshops.
OPENING EVENT: Thu 10 May 2018.
GAMES AS [performing] ARTS: Festival and artist in residency
7-15 June 2018 Penryn Campus Falmouth University
The festival aims to be a place to explore the links between traditional art practices, games and technology. In advance of, and alongside the festival, an artist in residence will study the potential for movement and dance to re-imagine how we relate to machines, exploring how robots can become playful, social performers, without mimicking human beings. Artist in residence Petra Gemeinboeck and director and choreographer Sarah Levisnky will conduct a series of public workshops for schools in partnership with the gallery in the first week of May.
Visit The Exchange Facebook page
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/games-arts/

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 2018

Saturday, 12th May 2018

The Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature is proud to announce Wildwood Kin will open the Festival on 11th May and the The Rails will close it 19th May. The festival will provide an interesting range of good quality entertainment; literary based interviews, presentations, theatre, music, comedy, academic talks, as well as workshops, exhibitions and local walks; an eclectic mix to inform and inspire the imagination! Workshops and participatory events will be a key feature this year so that you can join in and learn new skills or even improve old ones. The Festival is inspired by the famed author Daphne du Maurier, who spent a large part of her life in and around Fowey, where she took inspiration from her surroundings and created a rich literary legacy of titles set in the Cornish landscape. The Festival continues to include a strand of du Maurier themed events from walks showcasing the inspiration behind the author’s stories to book readings and debates. The Festival is embedded in the heart of the quintessential Cornish harbour side town of Fowey, with panoramic views over the river, busy with boats, ferries and water taxis, and beyond to the open sea. Since 1997 the Festival has brought countless internationally renowned writers, performers and entertainers to Cornwall, creating a buzz of excitement in the town and attracting festival-goers from across the UK and overseas. Please park in one of the long stay car parks around the town. See car park information on the map in the programme or visit www.cornwall.gov.uk. From most car parks it is about a 5-10 minute walk into town. A minibus service operates from the Main Car Park. Please allow extra time to get to a venue as car parks will be busy.
Fowey, Cornwall


www.foweyfestival.com

Botanical Watercolour Painting Workshop

Wednesday, 16th May 2018 until Friday, 18th May 2018

Learn the secrets of successful botanical watercolour painting with RHS gold medallist Evelyn Binns on a 3-day painting workshop at one of Cornwall's most spectacular sub-tropical coastal gardens. Spend three whole days discovering or improving your botanical painting skills in the unbelieveably inspirational setting of Trebah Garden, on the Helford River, near Falmouth.
Limited to a maximum of six people, everyone - from absolute beginner to accomplished painter - receives in-depth one-to-one tuition in the tranquil ambience of Trebah's Georgian mansion. Its light and airy garden room with views down the ravine garden to the helford River beyond provides the idal studio setting.
Evelyn's gentle but effective teaching style is to work with each workshop member in turn, giving advice and practical demonstration on whatever aspect is needed: choice of subject and materials; observation; good composition; botanical accuracy; lifelike drawing; achieving three-dimensionality; confidence in using colour; improving layering techniques and more.
The workshop fee is £415 per person. This includes 3 full days' tuition, all materials, equipment, tea and coffee, and free entry to Trebah Garden.
Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5JZ


evelyn@evelynbinns.com
www.evelynbinns.com/painting_courses.html

Henning Wehn

Friday, 18th May 2018

Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction.
7:30pm
The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3EG


www.thepoly.org

Cornwall Open Studios 2018

Saturday, 19th May 2018 until Monday, 28th May 2018

Open Studios Cornwall is Cornwall’s largest free art event, which opens its doors for a week long art extravaganza to celebrate one of the country’s most creative art scenes. Bringing together artists both up-and-coming and established, the event sees nearly 200 creatives open their studio doors and offers a rare opportunity to explore behind the scenes and meet the makers.


www.openstudioscornwall.co.uk

Abstract Now

Saturday, 19th May 2018 until Sunday, 3rd June 2018

A curated group show exploring  contemporary abstract art. This will involve painting, drawing, mixed media and other abstract disciplines.
This exciting show will coincide with the opening of the Patrick Heron retrospective at Tate St Ives just around the corner.
Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View West, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1JG


www.barnoonworkshop.co.uk

Patrick Heron

Saturday, 19th May 2018 until Sunday, 9th September 2018

Celebrate one of Cornwall’s most acclaimed artists in this major retrospective of his work
The exhibition will stretch from Heron’s early work in the 1940s to his death at the very end of the 20th century, showing the full evolution of his vibrant abstract paintings.
Making use of the gallery’s new building, the show will include a number of large-scale paintings offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore this modern master’s sense of scale, colour and composition.
Free entry for Members
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

Bridal Jewellery Workshop

Saturday, 19th May 2018

In this workshop, learn how easy it is to create a range of beautiful jewellery for a Wedding or a special occasion.
Learn the ancient art of pearl knotting, creating a stunning pearl necklace using high quality Swarovski glass pearls and traditional silk thread. Plus, we’ll also create a hairband or hair accessory using simple wire wrapping techniques, Swarovski glass pearls and fine quality Preciosa crystals. If time allows, we’ll also create a simple pair of pearl earrings to complete the set.
The cost of this workshop - £40 - includes all materials.  Time is 10am - 3.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch (lunch is not included, but tea and coffee will be available).
Spaces are limited. To book visit the website, email central booking on:  aecentral@cornwall.gov.uk or phone 0300 1231 117, quoting the Course Code:  F709155
Visit our Facebook events page
Falmouth Adult Education Centre, Tregenver Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2QW


aecentral@cornwall.gov.uk

Sound Bath

Sunday, 20th May 2018

Looking to relax and find inner peace?
This is Olivier and Megan’s fourth annual Sound journey in Carnglaze Caverns. Always a profound and unforgettable experience. They’d love to share it with you.
The afternoon consists of two parts.
Part One: Limited space.  We begin by making our way down to the lower part of the cavern to the beautiful candlelit poolside. Here we settle into the energy of the rocks, water and stillness that is unique to being in the earth. The acoustics are fabulous and the feeling primal. Our voices join in song, some led, some improvised and intuitive. Allowing our hearts to connect, tune into the wisdom we find and set positive intentions for ourselves and beyond.
Part Two: The Sound Medicine Journey. This is the time to get super cosy with camping/yoga mats, sleeping bags, blankets, hats, cushions and even hot water bottles. Olivier and Megan weave sonic tapestries to guide you to a deeper state of consciousness, guided by the energy of the Caverns, woodlands and all who join us. Both Olivier and Megan bring healing through songs and sounds of our ancestors for a truly special experience that will feed your soul.
Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6HQ


www.carnglaze.com

Carolyn Robson and Iris Bishop

Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Special guests Carolyn Robson and Iris Bishop
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Many and Beautiful Things

Saturday, 2nd June 2018 until Saturday, 29th September 2018

An exhibition concerned with that time in youth when anything is possible, everything is ahead of you, and life is a rush for new experiences. Featuring Rineke Dijkstra’s portraits of a young soldier going through training in the French Foreign Legion, Binelde Hyrcan’s film of young boys in Angola as they dream of the high life, Melanie Manchot filmed her daughter for one minute every month from the age of 11 - 18 years old, Santiago Mostyn documented in text and photographs his band of friends as they travelled across America and Joseph Szabo in 1970s was a high school teacher who used the camera to connect with his students.
Plus #fragment24a, a billboard, poster, and social media commission to give voice to young people in Cornwall today.
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Jewellery Enamels and Mixed Media course

Wednesday, 6th June 2018 until Wednesday, 4th July 2018

This fun Mixed Media Jewellery course will show you some different ways to create your own jewellery. Jewel Enamels are special ultra thick embossing powders which are mainly used in the card-making industry – but they are excellent for making jewellery too! We’ll discover how to melt the jewel enamels and pour into moulds, use stamps to imprint a design and layer different colours onto MDF pendants! We will also learn how to create your own designs and shapes in Shrink Plastic for using in jewellery, plus dabble in some paper jewellery using image transfer techniques and using decorative rice paper and decoupage tricks.
The cost of this workshop - £62 - includes all materials and tuition.  Every Wednesday evening 6pm - 8pm from 6th June until 4th July (tea and coffee will be available).
Spaces are limited.  To book visit the website, email central booking on:  aecentral@cornwall.gov.uk or phone 0300 1231 117, quoting the Course Code:  F709156
Visit our Facebook events page
Falmouth Adult Education Centre, Tregenver Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2QW


aecentral@cornwall.gov.uk

Gary Barlow

Wednesday, 6th June 2018

Gary Barlow is one of the most successful and decorated songwriters of his generation, having penned 14 number one singles and won six Ivor Novello awards across his illustrious career in Take That and as a solo artist. He has also been a judge on ITV’s The X-Factor and the BBC’s Let it Shine and written songs for numerous artists, including Sir Elton John, Robbie Williams, Lily Allen and Dame Shirley Bassey.
Gary found worldwide fame as a member of pop group Take That. Since forming in 1989, Take That have won eight BRIT awards, sold over 45 million records and over eight million concert tickets. When the band split in 1996, Gary embarked on a solo career, with his 1997 debut Open Road selling more than two million copies worldwide and boasting the number one singles Forever Love and Love Won’t Wait. He followed it up with 1999’s Twelve Months, Eleven Days.
For more information and to book visit the Eden Sessions web page for this event.
Eden Sessions summer music concerts, Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG


www.edensessions.com

Entranced by a Special Place: the Art of SJ Lamorna Birch RA

Saturday, 16th June 2018 until Saturday, 8th September 2018

A painter of pure landscape, self-taught and self-made, Samuel John Lamorna Birch RA (1869 – 1955) was the founder and father figure of the Lamorna colony of artists and writers in West Cornwall.  Entranced by a Special Place refers to Birch's lifelong association with Lamorna, from where he took his name. This exhibition brings together over seventy paintings, with work from all stages of his life and is being shown as part of the Royal Academy’s 250th Anniversary celebrations. Ground floor galleries. A selection of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5.
Call Penlee House Gallery on 01736 363625 or visit web site for more information.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleehouse.org.uk

Björk at the Eden Sessions

Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Icelandic superstar Björk will play at the Eden Sessions on Wednesday 20 June 2018, in what will be one of only two gigs she will play in the UK next summer.
Over a career spanning four decades, Björk has developed a unique style which takes in pop, electronic, classical, trip hop and avant-garde styles.
Björk came to fame as the lead singer of the alt-rock group The Sugarcubes before going solo in 1993 and winning massive acclaim with albums such as Debut (1993), Post (1995) and Homogenic (1997).
For more information and to book visit the Eden Sessions web page for this event.
Eden Sessions summer music concerts, Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG


www.edensessions.com

A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement

Saturday, 30th June 2018 until Saturday, 8th September 2018

Turn the handles and be amazed by our astounding automata.
This summer we will be celebrating Falmouth's tradition of automata making and generally enjoying all things that move. From Peter Markey, Ron Fuller and the original Cabaret Mechanical Theatre to the finest and most recent local and contemporary automata makers.
In association with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre.
Falmouth Art Gallery, Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth Cornwall TR11 2RT


www.falmouthartgallery.com

Exploring Colour Course

Thursday, 5th July 2018 until Friday, 6th July 2018

Luke Frost is well known for his exciting use of colour and comes from a line of celebrated colourists including his grandfather Sir Terry Frost and his father Anthony. This exciting course explores how to capture, mix and combine found colours with paint.
The course starts with a session down at Newlyn Harbour where Luke will help students to explore the process of making studies from the colours and forms found among the surrounding fishing boats, empty crates, nets, sea and harbour walls. Returning to the school the group will be given a series of exercises to help them approach colour contrasting and combining. Each student will tackle this differently some focusing closely on the colours and forms recorded down in the harbour while others may choose to work in a more abstract way.
Luke will discuss his approach to painting with some examples of his work to hand and with lots of art books and exhibition catalogues on modern and contemporary artists he will help students to understand how a number of well known artists have explored colour in their work such as John Hoyland and Patrick Heron among others.
Much of the course will be hands on with a huge array of mixed pots of paints shared between the group so they can dart back and forth between the colours and their work all the time being encouraged to explore how colours are informed by those around them.
The course also includes experimenting with coloured paint applied to different surfaces from paper and board through to aluminium and their impact on painted colour.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Crystals and Crafts Show

Saturday, 7th July 2018 until Sunday, 8th July 2018

It’s our annual Crystals and Crafts Show.
Open from 10am till 5pm the show is a culmination of months of planning.
The stalls range from minerals, gems and fossils from International and National traders complimented with many local crafts, as well as faery fun.
As well as visiting the stalls, why not enjoy our gardens and woodland walk which is full of faeries and dragons to hunt.
So whether you are looking for something different to add to a collection or a family treat do come along!
Hot food and bar available from mid day.
Entry is still only £2 with children under 16 free.
We hope you can join us…
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2018
10am to 5pm
Entry ~ £2.00 under 16’s free
Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6HQ


www.carnglaze.com

Jess and Richard Arrowsmith

Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Special guests Jess and Richard Arrowsmith
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Illogan Parish Fair 2018

Saturday, 14th July 2018

The Illogan Parish Fair is held in the Churchtown area of Illogan. Thanks go to Illogan School, Illogan Pre School, Illogan Parish Church, Illogan Village Hall and The Old School Centre for hosting the event.
Arts and Crafts Exhibition in the Old School Centre along with a wood turning exhibition, Playground Years history exhibition and book sale.
The Horticulture and Domestic Show takes place in Illogan School. The School's Car Park provides parking for the disabled.
Stalls and Entertainment for younger residents are sited in Illogan Pre School.
Commercial and Charity Stalls, Indoor performances, and sundry exhibitors are sited in and around Illogan Parish Church.
Live performances take place on the Main Stage Entertainment on the Village Hall site where Hobbies and Past-times Exhibitions may also be found.
Applications for a stallholder pitch by Charities and Commercial Stallholders will be processed until the 10th July. Commercial Stallholders who book and pay early will still pay last year's price of £12. Late bookings (after 6pm 28th June) will be £20.
Exhibitors please complete an Exhibitors Application Form on the website.
Saturday 14th July 11am to 5pm
Visit Facebook events page
Illogan, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4BB


www.illoganparishfair.uk

Materials of painting

Wednesday, 25th July 2018 until Friday, 27th July 2018

This fascinating three-day course led by Nina Royle is a must for any artist who would like to bring a richer understanding of the qualities of paint and the importance of the painting surface into their work.
On the course students will consider how their personal painting styles are affected by the qualities and characteristics of materials used and how they have been applied to the surface of the support they are working on. How also can meaning in their work be strengthened, by investing time into a deep and rich understanding of these aspects in painting?
On each day of the course a different painting material or surface to work on will be selected as a guide for enquiry. These will be introduced with a short talk given by Nina that will touch on how the materials in question are made, where they are sourced from and their use historically. The talks will be delivered in an informative yet creative way that will inspire a different way of thinking about materials.
On day one of the course students will learn how to make traditional gesso panels with rabbit skin glue and whiting. This is a painting ground that has a beautiful warm, absorbent texture, which can acquire an ivory-like finish when polished. The panels lend themselves to being painted on in a number of ways that will also be explored, alongside the idea of why a painting ground is integral to painting.
Day two will look at the concept of variety through a limited palette of black and white pigments mixed with aqueous binders. Ink as a material will also be looked at. Opposed to considering black and white as non-colours or as contrasts of light and dark, Nina will introduce them as colours in their own right, possessing a diversity of shades. The differences between various commonly available blacks and white paint colours will also be explored.
Day three will be a more general look at coloured pigments with a special focus on their history of use in oil paint. Students will make their own oil paint and explore a range of different binders and mediums that can be used to alter it’s properties. In doing this students will explore the benefits and drawbacks of making their own paint.
An unmissable opportunity to explore how you can engage more with the qualities of the paints and surfaces you use as an artist.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Hayle Art Society painting and craft exhibition 2018

Sunday, 29th July 2018 until Sunday, 5th August 2018

Hayle Art Society painting and craft exhibition 2018Each member of the society is allowed to display up to five works of art, many of which will be for sale.             
There will also be a variety of crafts by members of the group also for sale.
This year there will again be a special table with work donated by members which will be for for sale to raise funds for St Julia's Hospice in Hayle.

Sunday 29th July until Sunday 5th August
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sundays 10am - 4pm

Click on the images or links below to download posters.
Phillack Church Hall, 11 Copper Terrace, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4EB


St Just's CRUK art and craft fair

Wednesday, 1st August 2018 until Friday, 17th August 2018

This art and craft exhibition is spread over 3 large halls with works on sale from about 400 different artists and artisans.
A number of professional artists and producers have their work on sale here too.
A proportion of all sales goes towards the charity, Cancer Research UK.
The St Just CRUK committee has so far raised over £850,000 for the charity, mostly from sales at this wonderful Art and Craft Show.
It is open daily from 10am to 9pm except the last day when we close at 4pm.
Visit our Facebook page
Cape Cornwall School, Cape Cornwall Road, St Just, Cornwall TR19 7JX


stjustcancerresearch@gmail.com

Steve Turner

Sunday, 19th August 2018

Special guest Steve Turner
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Nashashibi / Skaer

Saturday, 29th September 2018 until Sunday, 13th January 2019

Travel to Gauguin's Tahiti through the work of two British filmmakers
Contemporary British artists Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer will premiere in the UK an ambitious new 16mm film that retraces Paul Gauguin’s fêted journey to Tahiti. The exhibition will include an exploration of the mythology surrounding Gauguin and his time in French Polynesia. Visions of the tropics by Gauguin will be shown alongside his predecessors, such as William Hodges and Edward Gennys Fanshawe who accompanied Captain Cook to the South Pacific, as well as Nashashibi/Skaer’s new film. Together these works will address the way art has represented the exoticised woman and colonised lands.
Free entry for Members
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

Materials of painting

Monday, 22nd October 2018 until Wednesday, 24th October 2018

This fascinating three-day course led by Nina Royle is a must for any artist who would like to bring a richer understanding of the qualities of paint and the importance of the painting surface into their work.
On the course students will consider how their personal painting styles are affected by the qualities and characteristics of materials used and how they have been applied to the surface of the support they are working on. How also can meaning in their work be strengthened, by investing time into a deep and rich understanding of these aspects in painting?
On each day of the course a different painting material or surface to work on will be selected as a guide for enquiry. These will be introduced with a short talk given by Nina that will touch on how the materials in question are made, where they are sourced from and their use historically. The talks will be delivered in an informative yet creative way that will inspire a different way of thinking about materials.
On day one of the course students will learn how to make traditional gesso panels with rabbit skin glue and whiting. This is a painting ground that has a beautiful warm, absorbent texture, which can acquire an ivory-like finish when polished. The panels lend themselves to being painted on in a number of ways that will also be explored, alongside the idea of why a painting ground is integral to painting.
Day two will look at the concept of variety through a limited palette of black and white pigments mixed with aqueous binders. Ink as a material will also be looked at. Opposed to considering black and white as non-colours or as contrasts of light and dark, Nina will introduce them as colours in their own right, possessing a diversity of shades. The differences between various commonly available blacks and white paint colours will also be explored.
Day three will be a more general look at coloured pigments with a special focus on their history of use in oil paint. Students will make their own oil paint and explore a range of different binders and mediums that can be used to alter it’s properties. In doing this students will explore the benefits and drawbacks of making their own paint.
An unmissable opportunity to explore how you can engage more with the qualities of the paints and surfaces you use as an artist.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Experimental figure

Monday, 29th October 2018 until Wednesday, 31st October 2018

A fantastically liberating course where a grounding in looking is partnered with an energised journey of different experimental and expressive approaches and techniques. Faye is a very inspiring person to be around and her teaching is both considered and structured and yet vital and empowering.
This exciting new course guides students to learn how to convey a sense of the weight, depth and volume of the body through techniques that utilize a broad range of drawing and painting materials and their resulting effects and marks. Some more experimental techinques will include working on a large format and drawing and painting with long sticks to help students work more freely. Much of the course is spent on looking at aspects of the anatomy in an engaging way so that you can create more convincing images of the human form; while the poses that you will work from range from traditional standing and seated poses through to more energised and thrilling examples such as learning to capture the figure in motion.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Alistair Brown and Peter Wray

Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Special guests Alistair Brown and Peter Wray.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Keep it in Cornwall for Kids 5th craft fayre and Christmas sales

Friday, 16th November 2018 until Saturday, 17th November 2018

45 Stalls with a wonderful selection of items suitable for presents.
Enjoy a coffee or lunch in the lovely relaxing surroundings of the hotel.
Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 1TE


keepitincornwallforkids@hotmail.com

The Alternative Christmas Present Show 2018

Sunday, 2nd December 2018

It’s our annual Alternative Christmas Present Show.
The stalls range from minerals and fossils with local crafts from over the South West. So whether you are looking for family Christmas treats or presents for everyone, do come along.
He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice! Even with his busy schedule, Santa has found time to come and visit for both days.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust will be in attendance for an alternative Christmas present that keeps on giving to their causes long after the crackers have been pulled.
Hot food available from midday. Bar open 12noon – 2pm.
Admittance to the Show and Gardens is adults £2 with children under 16 free. (Full entry price includes a guided tour of the Caverns ~ running on the hour from 11am – 4pm, open access to the Gardens, and entry to the show. adults £7, children & concessions £5.)
We hope you can join us …
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018
10am to 5pm
Entry ~ £2 under 16’s free
Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6HQ


www.carnglaze.com

 

 

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