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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Anna Boghiguian

Friday, 8th February 2019 until Monday, 6th May 2019

This is the first retrospective in the UK of artist Anna Boghiguian
This is the first retrospective in the UK of the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin, Anna Boghiguian (Cairo, 1946). Informed by her interest in philosophy and her continuous travels, Boghiguian's work comments on the human condition through the perspectives of global trade, mass migration, colonialism and war. The exhibition will feature large-scale installations of cut-out paper figures, alongside paintings, collages and books, as well as components of the artist's studio brought to St Ives. While addressing current global concerns, the exhibition resonates with the local context of St Ives as an artists' community, and Cornwall's industrial history in terms of seafaring and trade.
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/

GAA: Holistic Science and Wisdom Tradition

Saturday, 16th February 2019 until Saturday, 18th May 2019

Gemma Anderson, Serena Korda, Delfina Muñoz de Toro and Abel Rodriguez.
The work of Abel Rodriguez, an elder from the Nonuya community in Colombia, reflects an ancestral understanding of the indigenous plants and life cycles of the Amazon. For many years, he guided western scientists through the rainforest and has continued to share his intrinsic knowledge in a language of images, describing the intricately intertwined ecosystem of the rainforest around his people’s village.
Rodriguez’s comprehension of the living landscape has parallels with holistic scientific approaches that offer alternative views to mainstream empiricism. Gäa refers to the personification of the Earth in Greek mythology and was a working title for Alexander von Humboldt’s major work which he later named Kosmos. Following his expedition through Colombia and the rainforests of Latin America, he described the earth as a living organism and all forms of life entangled in a fabric of relations. The works in this exhibition explore the traditional ecological knowledge that survives in indigenous cultures having developed through these people’s situated co-existence with particular places over millennia.
Gemma Anderson’s experimental drawings emerge from collaborations with a cell biologist and a philosopher of science. Her practice has been inspired by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, a contemporary of Humboldt, whose phenomenological approach to natural philosophy proposed the practice of science as an art. A series of sound sculptures by Serena Korda draws on wisdom from a European worldview that had not yet been shaped by the scientific revolution and Delfina Muñoz de Toro’s visionary paintings and medicine songs are informed by her experiences living and working within ancestral cultures of the Amazon.
The exhibition, curated by Gina Buenfeld, includes ethnographic textiles from the Shipibo and Huni Kuin peoples, both indigenous to the Amazon rainforest. The embroidered and woven patterns are sacred geometries that represent the energetic form of natural entities in the jungle.
The research and development of this exhibition was supported by the Arts Council England and the British Council. We would like to thank José Roca at FLORA ars+natura and Tropenbos International for their collaboration on this project, without which it would not have been possible to exhibit Abel Rodriguez’s work. The textiles of the Shipibo and Huni Kuin peoples are exhibited with the consent of the leaders and artisans of their communities and we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for sharing their cultures with us.
Visit The Exchange Facebook page
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


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

Invisible Narratives

Saturday, 23rd March 2019 until Saturday, 15th June 2019

New Conversations about Time and Place
Rebecca Chesney, Lubaina Himid, Magda Stawarska-Beavan.
“A rural ecologist, an urban drifter and a diasporic optimist examine the invisible layers underneath, the lost spaces on the edge and the forgotten places in between.” Lubaina Himid.
The exhibition explores the work of three artists, Magda Stawarska-Beavan, Rebecca Chesney and Lubaina Himid, who consider the poetic investigation of place, space and time, through painting, sound installation and place-based research.
All three artists use their work to uncover the hidden, understand a place as it is experienced by those who know it well, and remember apparently unknown histories.
Each artist has made new work for the show.
Invisible Narratives is curated for us by Lubaina Himid CBE, winner of the 2017 Turner Prize.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/invisible-narratives/

Shelly Tregoning

Saturday, 23rd March 2019 until Saturday, 4th May 2019

Sitting. Sat. Standing. Stood.
In this new body of work, Shelly Tregoning continues her exploration of physicality and the interpretation of human gesture. As a painter and printmaker, the artist creates what she refers to as ‘non-portraits’ – images of the figure in which the identity of the sitter is irrelevant, and our instinctive reading of the human form is everything.
Presented as a series of small canvases and monoprints, this collection responds to conversations surrounding the nature of identity in the 21st century, and seeks to reveal the psychological complexities beneath our conscious presentations of self.
All works are for sale. Please ask for a price list.
In The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/s-tregoning/

Arjan Van Dal

Saturday, 23rd March 2019 until Saturday, 15th June 2019

‘Thrown functional porcelain in vibrant colours from my north London studio’ Arjan Van Dal.
Arjan Van Dal is fascinated by the vibrant colours of Imperial court porcelain, this, along with his background as an engineer, echoes through his work. The result is vibrantly coloured porcelain, thrown on the wheel, with a simplicity of form.
In The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/arjan-van-dal/

 

 

The Saffron Markets St Ives

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

From Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 until Thursday, 31st October 2019.
With over 35+ stalls of art, craft and quality products this vibrant market is a must see if you are visiting St Ives. The market also has a very reasonably priced Café, is free entry and dogs are welcome. You can find the Guildhall on Street-an-pol beside the Hain Line.
St Ives Guildhall, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2NE


thesaffrontradingcompany@gmail.com

The Gallery of Crafters Art and Craft Fayre and Cafe

Friday to Monday, April til October

5th year running in the Island Center but 7 years overall, the annual 4 day art and craft exhibition is on again this year Friday to Monday, April til October.
I already have art, jewellery, photography, soft furnishings, knitted hats/mitts, fused glass, some ceramics, soaps, some candles, some wooden bowls.
I’m looking for felted work, more wood work of any kind, ceramics, and soap for particular days where these type of products are not already for sale.
Cost is £14 per day per 6ft x 2ft solid wooden table with chairs.
Electric point can be supplied but you will need to bring extension lead.
You can do as many or as little days as you want.
We stay set up over the four days with securely locked doors to the hall.
Open from 10-5pm each day. Set up is from anytime after 7.15am on a Friday or by arrangement on any other day.
Traders must supply own cloth to cover table to the floor and must not be black - white is best for display in general.
Please contact me directly for any questions and to book.
Advance booking is essential as space is now limited Clare Mason 07957 448880
The Island Center, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NT


thefinishingtouchgallery@gmail.com

Tension and Contrast

Friday, 26th April 2019 until Sunday, 28th April 2019

ceramicist, Bridget JohnsonCelebrate the official launch of new ceramicist, Bridget Johnson, whose hand-crafted vessels are available exclusively through Padstow Gallery, Cornwall.
‘I have always been interested in the tension and contrast between what is natural and what is man-made and seek to create organic forms that seem to have sprung up naturally and yet are made with great attention to detail.’ Bridget Johnson, 2019.
Bridget’s stunning vessels are formed using a traditional West African coiling technique, this is followed by hours, sometimes days, of burnishing using a polished stone, producing a tactile sheen that makes each piece feel warm and alive. The vessels are bisque fired, and then smoke fired with a carefully selected collection of organic materials to produce distinctive colours and markings. The intensity and precision involved in making and burnishing each form is then contrasted by the excitement and drama of smoke firing, where the vessels are sacrificed to the smoke and flames, and alchemy takes over… This finish makes each piece unpredictable and creates a sense of life and drama on the vessels’ surface.
Padstow Gallery, 11 Lanadwell Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AN


info@padstowgallery.co.uk
www.padstowgallery.co.uk

Feel Good Festival

Saturday, 27th April 2019

A free entry event for the public.
Lots on offer including arts and crafts, a community pottery project, healing and wellness, eco products, talks and free workshops.
At the end of the day the raffle will be drawn with proceeds going to Wave project.
Doors open at 10am and the event finishes at 4pm.
Visit our Facebook page
Launceston Town Hall, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7AR


Hummingbirdeventsfeelgood@gmail.com

Little Rascals baby and children's pre-loved market

Sunday, 28th April 2019

Little Rascals Baby and Children’s Market is a pop up market of nearly-new baby, kids and maternity goods where Mums sell to Mums.  
All items for sale are pre-loved and in great condition.
We bring together Mums with lightly used baby and children’s goods and Mums looking for pre-loved quality brands at a fraction of high street prices.
We will have over 30 stalls at our market at Truro College, Fal Building on Sunday 28th April.
These events are always very popular so don't delay if you'd like to book.  
Don't forget that 5% all proceeds go to local children's charities.
If you have a children's business you'd like to promote there will also be limited business and craft stalls.
Pre-loved stalls are £15
Pre-loved stalls bring your own table are £12
Craft stalls are £20
Business stalls are £22.
If you would like to bring your own table as a business/craft stall then please email us first.
To book your stall visit: www.littlerascalsmarket.co.uk/book-a-stall/
Keep 100% of your profits.
£1.00 adult entry, kids go free.
For all other information take a look at our website
If you’re coming along to shop you’ll find everything you need for your little monkeys - toys, clothes, books, bedding, Moses baskets, maternity items, feeding equipment, buggies.....all at bargain prices.
Bring your shopping bags.
Fal Building, Truro College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX


info@littlerascalsmarket.co.uk
www.littlerascalsmarket.co.uk

 

 

Amanda Hoskin - Using Mixed Media to Create a Picture

Monday, 29th April 2019

In this workshop Amanda will push the boundaries of painting either landscapes, a still life or an abstract. You will experiment with various mediums including oils, watercolours, inks, charcoal, layering of paper and gold, silver or copper leaf. Amanda will do a demo to show how she uses these materials; discussing thoughts and ideas as she works. This workshop will be experimental and fun where any preconceived ideas of how you think you should work are left at the door.
All abilities very welcome.
Amanda has many years’ experience as a professional artist and tutor who has also published several magazine articles and books. Her work is known and loved throughout Cornwall and can be found in galleries across the Duchy.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Mixed Media
Date/Time:    Monday 29th April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 1st May 2019

Round the room folk session.
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

Treasure

Thursday, 2nd May 2019

Fearless and physical contemporary dance that delves deep into our past, exploring our innate and powerful relationship to the sea.
Thursday 2nd May - 7:30 pm
Tickets: £10/Concessions £8
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

Crafts and produce fair

Every Friday from May

Crafts and produce fair every Friday through Summer, from Friday, 3rd May until 30th August.
Tables £6.50 provided. 
Well established. 
Plants, fruit and vegetables outside, 10 tables inside.
Parking facilities available.  
Please email Deesusan if interested in a table - seeking jewellery stall particularly.
10am - 4pm.
Phillack Church Hall, 11 Copper Terrace, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4EB


Deesusan@sky.com

Gwinear Agricultural Show

Saturday, 4th May 2019

One day show with show jumping, cattle, fun dog show, pygmy goats, various dog displays, domestic marquee, craft and trade stands.
We are looking for more craft and trade stands for the day.
Visit our Facebook page
Trenawin Farm, Connor Downs, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JG


trade@gwinearshow.org.uk
www.gwinearshow.org.uk

 

 

Saltash May Fair 2019

Saturday, 4th May 2019

In 2016 the new committee took the May Fair back to the town and back to its community roots.
After three years with overwhelming positive feedback from residents, businesses, exhibitors and the wider community, the new-new committee will be keeping the event in the town for 2019.
The Saltash May Fair has an estimated footfall of around 4,500 throughout the whole day over Fore Street, Victoria Gardens and Longstone Park.
Saltash is filled with arts, crafts, street entertainment and a whole lot more for one day only.
We would love to see you there.
Visit the Facebook Saltash May Fair events page
Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6JR


info@diverse-events.com

A day with Fiaz Elson, an extraordinary glass maker

Saturday, 4th May 2019

Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group invite you to spend a day with Fiaz Elson.
Fiaz is one of the UK's leading glass casting artists, and has acquired an international reputation as both an artist and a teacher.
Fiaz will be giving illustrated talks in the morning and the afternoon about her work, her inspirations and her making methods.
10 am for 10.30am. Please bring your own lunch.
Tickets are £15 for members and £20 for guests.
Students are £15 (16-25 yrs - need proof of age and college).
Visit Facebook events page
Chacewater Village Hall, Chacewater (Nr Truro), Cornwall TR4 8PZ


noreentodd@btinternet.com
www.cornwallceramicsandglassgroup.co.uk/events.htm

Taking Space Art Exhibition

Saturday, 4th May 2019 until Friday, 17th May 2019

Taking Space returns to the Crypt (4-17 May) to celebrate 25 years of exhi
biting success.
The group’s 11 participants look forward to showing a wide range of work.
The ethereal abstracts of Karen Smith, a member for 15 years, mark a new departure for this artist, who draws inspiration from the river at St Clement, near Truro, close to her studio.
And Jo Beer’s Neolithic-influenced pots will, as always, attract much interest.
Founder member Mary Fletcher says: ‘Taking Space reaches a wide audience and has established a democratic way of operating which is rare in the art world.'
The Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NA


helenhoyle@hotmail.co.uk
www.takingspace.co.uk

Where the Light Dances

Saturday, 11th May 2019 until Sunday, 19th May 2019

Gallery artists Karen Birchwood and Kate Schuricht are delighted to be showing a collection of new work in their joint exhibition at Padstow Gallery this May. Painter, Karen and ceramicist, Kate first showed together in Open Studios in Kent in 2016 and they are now looking forward to exhibiting together in the beautiful Cornish coastal setting of Padstow.
The exhibition ‘Where The Light Dances’ reflects their shared love of seascapes and rural landscapes, in particular the subtle interplay of light as it moves over the land.
Karen Birchwood is well known for her expressive use of colour and mark making. Her abstract paintings capture the movement of the sea, grass and trees in gestural brush strokes that seem to dance across the canvases. The stillness and calm of Kate Schuricht’s raku and stoneware pots balance well with the inherent movement in Karen’s paintings. Elements of sweeping landscapes and atmospheric seascapes are in turn delineated over the surface of Kate’s pots in layers of glaze that evoke the horizon.
Padstow Gallery, 11 Lanadwell Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AN


info@padstowgallery.co.uk
www.padstowgallery.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop: Badges and Brooches

Saturday, 11th May 2019

This workshop is suitable for anyone as if you are a beginner you can make something simple.
If you are more experienced you can create a little work of art.
The class costs £15 for 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun.  
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Anna Rennie - Silver Jewellery Making for Beginners

Monday, 13th May 2019

Design and make your own silver band ring.  With full tuition from a BA qualified Silversmith you will learn the techniques to measure, form and texture your very own silver band ring. Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in having a go at the hugely enjoyable craft of jewellery making.
All abilities very welcome.
Anna has a BA (Hons) degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery Making and is a Bishopsland Fellow graduate. She is an experienced tutor of many years and works professionally as a jeweller and silversmith.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Silversmithing
Date/Time:    Monday 13th May 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £60
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Round the room folk session.
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

Huguette Caland

Saturday, 18th May 2019 until Sunday, 1st September 2019

Lebanese artist Huguette Caland has her first UK museum solo exhibition at Tate St Ives.
Shifting between figuration and abstraction, large, colourful canvasses and detailed drawings from the 1970s and 1980s will explore the delicate balance between the suggestive and the explicit that Caland created in her work.
After moving to Paris from Beirut in 1970, Caland achieved artistic recognition with her exuberant and erotically charged paintings that challenged traditional conventions of beauty and desire. The female physique is a recurrent motif in her work, often painted like landscapes with voids and mountain-like forms.
Born in Lebanon in 1931, Caland studied art at the American University in Beirut and lived in Paris and California for many years, before returning to Beirut in 2013.
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/

Needle Felting Workshop: Woodland Critters

Saturday, 18th May 2019

This workshop is suitable for anyone who has completed one of my beginners classes. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create either a hare, fox, badger or squirrel. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email us to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Sarah Wimperis - Inspired By Vincent : Portraits

Monday, 20th May 2019

BuddyThis workshop is a fun, right-brain stimulating exploration of the style and techniques of Vincent Van Gogh and is open to all levels of artist from professional to complete beginner. You will look at some reproductions of Van Gogh’s works and Sarah will demonstrate some of his techniques before you either create your own version of your choice of his paintings or use his style to paint an image of your own. You may like to bring a reference photo to work from if you would prefer to create an original painting. Sarah advises that you choose an image of a person who isn’t showing too much of their teeth and if you would prefer to paint a self-portrait you will need to bring along a small self-standing mirror.
All abilities very welcome.
A professional artist and illustrator, the only English artist -animator to work on the film ‘Loving Vincent’ and, through sheer practice, an expert in the style of van Gogh. Sarah has exhibited with the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Discerning Eye, the RI and the RWS as well as numerous solo shows. Sarah has written two painting books and illustrated hundreds of other titles as well as working on BBC Jackanory. She is Artist Ambassador for Artlook Software and Artist Ambassador for Royal Talens. Sarah has recently been featured in Cancer Research UK’s national campaign ‘The Missing Third’.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 20th May 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Cornwall Open Studios 2019

Saturday, 25th May 2019 until Sunday, 2nd June 2019

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.
Registration to take part in Open Studios Cornwall 2019 is now closed.
Venues throughout Cornwall.
 

 


www.openstudioscornwall.co.uk

Cornwall Revisited

Saturday, 25th May 2019 until Wednesday, 29th May 2019

Art exhibition showcasing the work of artists Lynsey James and Jo Taylor,
Original art and cards.
Sancreed Village Hall, Sancreed, near St Just, Cornwall TR20 8QS


studioljart@gmail.com

Gangsta Granny

Monday, 27th May 2019

Heartbreak presents Bank Holiday Fun
David Walliams' Gangsta Granny
Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at granny’s.  All she wants to do is play scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun.
Hungry and bored Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however, it contains Granny’s biggest secret...
Ben’s Granny is an international jewel thief - and she needs his help to pull off her biggest heist yet, stealing the crown jewels.
Heartbreak productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun.
The best Bank holiday fun! Suitable for age 7+
Don't forget to book our yummy veggie curry as a pre-show treat.
May 27th 6.30pm
The open-air theatre is situated in front of Penlee House in Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall.
The theatre has disabled access although some is on uneven ground. Assistance can be provided.
Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleeparktheatre.com

Guest Niight: Mark Dowding

Wednesday, 29th May 2019

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

Noisy Holiday

Thursday, 30th May 2019

A ridiculous and funny story of going on your holidays with silliness and mischief for the whole family. Expect flying tents, diving bears, massive carrots and Ibiza anthems.
Thursday 30th May - 4:00 pm
Tickets: Adults £7/Children £3.50/Family £17. Under 2's free
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

Royal Cornwall Show

Thursday, 6th June 2019 until Saturday, 8th June 2019

Interested in crafts? Planning a wedding? Want to shop in Wadebridge town centre? Is woodland your thing?
Whatever your interest, we aim to make you very welcome here.
There’s something for every member of the family at the Royal Cornwall Show.
It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is brim-full of exhibits and activities which offer so much in the way of entertainment, competition, information, shopping and all that’s best in food and farming.
It's a time and place to meet old friends, conduct business, enjoy Cornwall in all its glory and to welcome thousands of visitors from outside our county.
This is a top agricultural show which attracts increasing numbers of animals, entered into the hundreds of classes which are refined each year. And year on year people travel from further and further afield in the hope of coming away with an award.
Dog and goat sections; rare breed classes. A top flower show and thriving countryside area. Rabbits, cage birds, cavies - even bees get noticed here!
We support and promote Cornish-grown and Cornish-produced food both in the trade section and in our own cafes and restaurants.
Main ring entertainment is mounted on a grand scale and the traditional steam fair is a colourful extravaganza; there are stages and avenues alive with music, song and dance.
You can come to the Royal Cornwall Show with a single-minded ambition to buy a tractor or a car. Here is where you will see them all on display.
Royal Cornwall Show, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE


www.royalcornwallshow.org

Falmouth Community Gospel Choir

Friday, 7th June 2019

We are delighted to welcome the Falmouth Community Gospel Choir to The Park.
Led by Ley Adewole and Richard Penrose, the Gospel Choir started as a 10 week workshop in January 2013.
Ley is an award winning Gospel singer, songwriter and vocal coach who has recorded and performed live with top recording artists such as Stevie Wonder, George Michael and Take That to name a few.
Richard Penrose is the Musical Director and an accomplished pianist, composer, producer and arranger. He has supported artists such as Courtney Pine, Jan Ackerman and Katrina and the Waves and played with numerous visiting international Jazz artists such as Alan Barnes, Jim Mullen and Tim Whitehead.
The open-air theatre is situated in front of Penlee House in Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall.
The theatre has disabled access although some is on uneven ground. Assistance can be provided.
Wednesday June 12th 7:30 pm
Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleeparktheatre.com

Kernow Artisan Fair

Saturday, 8th June 2019

Quarterly arts and crafts fair in mid Cornwall for makers, crafters and artists. Free admission and parking.
Disabled access and toilets.
A selection of approx 30 crafts.
Stallholders enquiries welcome.
Visit our Facebook page
Victory Hall, Victoria Road, Roche, Cornwall PL26 8JF


Kernowartisanfair@gmail.com

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 8th June 2019

This workshop is suitable for all and provides an introduction to using armature. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create a simple sugar mouse with bendy tail. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Science Adventures by Coppice Theatre

Sunday, 9th June 2019

In their top-secret lab, the Science Fictionaries are trying to create the Ultimate Book of Science Stories!
They are searching for the fizziest, flashiest, most marvellous science adventures, using experiments to make sure only the top tales make it into the Ultimate Book.
Using their Story Automation Machine (SAM for short) they collect stories as they travel all over the world.
But when the new science intern tries to be helpful disaster strikes and the science dictionaries will need your help to save the day.
Using specially designed interactive technology, storytelling, puppets and music, this band of mad scientists have created a delightful show for children aged 5 – 12 years.
Join them on their quest and get involved with some highly interactive storytelling.
Expect live experiments, singing and dancing, top quality storytelling and stickers.
Coppice Theatre specialise in creating engaging, entertaining and accessible productions that showcase talent, new writing, design and new digital media.
Sunday June 9th 2:00 pm
The open-air theatre is situated in front of Penlee House in Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall.
The theatre has disabled access although some is on uneven ground. Assistance can be provided.
Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleeparktheatre.com

Tracey Hunter - The Cornish Coast

Monday, 10th June 2019

IMG_5409In a relaxed and informal atmosphere, Tracey will demonstrate the process and techniques of building up an acrylic painting of the Cornish coast. Tracey will also demonstrate how to paint clouds, waves, cliffs and sand, looking at brush techniques and colour mixing. Full guidance will be given to each individual, relative to their style and painting.
All abilities very welcome.
Tracey has worked as a professional artist for the past 15 years and is an experienced tutor. Her work can we seen in galleries across Cornwall and Devon.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 10th June 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 12th June 2019

Round the room folk session.
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

Gin and Jazz in the Park

Friday, 14th June 2019

The only way to kick-start summer in Penzance.
Join us in Penlee’s delicious setting, we’re cocooned in the Park along with some very fine jazz from Licence to Swing and exciting mixers to create a memorable summer event. Plus delicious pre-ordered hot food.
Modern Jazz and Swing Bands don’t come more exciting and versatile Licence to Swing.
Expect to be surprised, entertained and wowed by one of the hottest jazz bands in the UK. With a unique, fresh modern approach and sophisticated reinventions of pop hits, this is an act at the top of their game and one of the hippest jazz bands the UK.
Let’s start Summer 2019 in a chilledout vibe with Caspyn Cornish Gins from Longrock’s Pocketful of Stones distillery.
Friday June 14th
7:30 pm
The open-air theatre is situated in front of Penlee House in Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall.
The theatre has disabled access although some is on uneven ground. Assistance can be provided.
Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleeparktheatre.com

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 15th June 2019

This workshop is suitable for anyone who has completed one of my beginners classes. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create an owl. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email  to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


www.stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Spinning the Light: A flute and piano recital to greet the summer sun

Saturday, 22nd June 2019

Come enjoy two international musicians perform a concert programme called Spinning the Light, a relaxed recital of flute and piano music - with sounds that are guaranteed to welcome the summer sun and dazzle you from the inside out. American Flautist Jessica Quiñones and Greek pianist Petros Bouras will be performing music around the theme of the arrival of light and the solstice.
Including the works: Clair de Lune by Debussy, Black Anemones by David Schwantner, To Greet the Sun by Katherine Hoover, Doodle and Flight by Mike Mower, Orange Dawn by Ian Clarke, Undine Sonata for Flute and Piano by Carl Reinecke…plus more.
Visit our Facebook page
St Mary’s Church, 32 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AQ


jqflute@gmail.com
www.jqflute.com/events/

Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival 2019

Saturday, 22nd June 2019 until Sunday, 23rd June 2019

Saltash Regatta is one of the most colourful events held in Cornwall and certainly for South East Cornwall is the most popular annual Regatta.
Gig racing, Flash Boat Regattas, sailing, canoeing, swimming and even a cardboard boat race. Saltash Regatta is not just about water sports, there is so much more ashore to keep everyone in the family happy and very entertained.
On land we have a market filled with arts and crafts from local makers, crafters and traders.
Visit the Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival 2019 Facebook events page
Saltash Waterside, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 4EH


info@diverse-events.com

Flying Tales Children’s theatre workshop

Saturday, 22nd June 2019

Flying Tales Drama workshops for youngsters.
The workshops are designed to encourage stories from play.
We may use a Cornish lore, a new-fangled idea or your hidden wild haired family legend as a starting point.
We will head off, twiddle with words, keeping pace with fable and stroll them into tales about stuff.
The very stuff that dreams are made of, then proceed to throw in some bright heeled tinder to catch the imagination and startle the slumbering mind’s eye.
There will be movement, possibly mime, maybe a mask and plenty of time.Saturday June 22nd 4:00 pm
The open-air theatre is situated in front of Penlee House in Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall.
The theatre has disabled access although some is on uneven ground. Assistance can be provided.
Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleeparktheatre.com

Spinning the Light: A flute and piano recital to greet the summer sun

Sunday, 23rd June 2019

Come enjoy two international musicians perform a concert programme called Spinning the Light, a relaxed recital of flute and piano music - with sounds that are guaranteed to welcome the summer sun and dazzle you from the inside out. American Flautist Jessica Quiñones and Greek pianist Petros Bouras will be performing music around the theme of the arrival of light and the solstice.
Including the works: Clair de Lune by Debussy, Black Anemones by David Schwantner, To Greet the Sun by Katherine Hoover, Doodle and Flight by Mike Mower, Orange Dawn by Ian Clarke, Undine Sonata for Flute and Piano by Carl Reinecke…plus more.
Visit our Facebook page
King Charles the Martyr Church, 33 Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3DX


jqflute@gmail.com
www.jqflute.com/events/

Play Day with the Dante Quartet in Cornwall

Sunday, 23rd June 2019

Violinist Krysia Osostowicz and her experienced Dante colleague Richard Jenkinson (cello), bring their innovative and exciting approach to the special Benslow Music Group Quartet concept, where tutors sit and play within the group, approaching everything as large-scale chamber music. Individual responsibility and initiative are encouraged, as is discussion on musical issues and techniques.  Krysia and Richard will offer their personal insight into rehearsal tips and techniques.  The workshop is a fantastic way to observe and participate in a professional rehearsal environment.
Tutors: Members of the Dante String Quartet
Standard: Intermediate to Advanced
Tutor website: www.dantequartet.org
Fee: £75 (including tuition and lunch) Code: 19/DQ1
Please go to Benslow website and book if interested.
Visit our Facebook page

Lavethan, near Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4QG


info@benslowmusic.org
www.benslowmusic.org

Murder by Appointment

Saturday, 6th July 2019

Murder by Appointment - Dark and Deadly Secrets.
The tranquil splendour of ancient manor house gardens sets the scene for a quiet village fund-raising fete.
But this is the swinging 1960’s, and the deterioration in morality and culture is walking hand in hand with both personal and political scandal.
Heads have been turned amongst the London Underworld, leaving some prominent local people at risk.
An unsavoury guest brings far reaching threats that could ruin lives. Could the threat of ruin be so great it leads to murder?
Watch as the longest established murder mystery company in the West of England reveal the connections between a London gangster, a Reporter, the village Squire and his family, a Westminster MP and a local Catholic Priest.
Witness the intrigue, passion and scandal for yourselves.
Discover deep secrets, both dark and deadly.
Solve the mystery.
Identify the murderer.
Win the Prize.
Saturday July 6th 7:30 pm
The open-air theatre is situated in front of Penlee House in Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall.
The theatre has disabled access although some is on uneven ground. Assistance can be provided.
Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleeparktheatre.com

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 6th July 2019

This workshop is suitable for all and is part of my summer collection of sea-themed projects:
Seals, seagulls and herrings, pebbles and shells, mermaids and starfish. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create a Godrevy seal. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email  to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Glyn Macey - Boats Harbours And Fishing Tat

Monday, 8th July 2019

Using mixed media and found objects, you will create artwork full of texture and interest inspired by Cornish boats and harbours.
Guided by Glyn’s irrepressible energy and imagination you will learn how to use acrylic paints in unusual, creative, and surprising ways to create two inviting pieces of work packed with life.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Mixed Media & Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 8th July 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £75
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 13th July 2019

This workshop is suitable for all and is part of my summer collection of sea-themed projects:
Seals, seagulls and herrings, pebbles and shells, mermaids and starfish. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create a seagull or herrings. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email  to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Benji Matthews in concert

Sunday, 14th July 2019

Benji Matthews from Cornwall, impressed the judges on the X Factor In 2017, and he is performing in Truro with the Truro YoungStagers, the youth group of Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society.
All proceeds are being donated to Truro Youngstagers by Benji.
The evening will include song and dance numbers by the Truro Youngstagers, followed by live music from Benji.
Tickets only £5 each, available from www.crbo.co.uk/benji.
Visit the Facebook for this events
The Truro Playhouse (previously called Redannick Theatre), Redannick Lane, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2JP


Truroyoungstagers@gmail.com
www.crbo.co.uk/benji

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 3rd August 2019

This workshop is suitable for all and is part of my summer collection of sea-themed projects:
Seals, seagulls and herrings, pebbles and shells, mermaids and starfish. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create pebbles and shells. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 24th August 2019

This workshop is suitable for all and is part of my summer collection of sea-themed projects:
Seals, seagulls and herrings, pebbles and shells, mermaids and starfish. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create pebbles and shells. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Kernow Artisan Fair

Saturday, 7th September 2019

Quarterly arts nd  crafts fair in mid Cornwall for makers, crafters and artists.
Free admission and parking.
Disabled access and toilets. A selection of approx 30 crafts.
Stallholders enquiries welcome.
Hours: 12 - 4.30
Visit our Facebook page
Victory Hall, Victoria Road, Roche, Cornwall PL26 8JF


Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 14th September 2019

This workshop is suitable for all and costs £15. 
In 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create hanging buzzy bees. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 28th September 2019

This workshop is suitable for anyone who has completed one of my beginners classes. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create a ram using armature. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Otobong Nkanga

Saturday, 12th October 2019 until Friday, 31st January 2020

Explore Otobong Nkanga's new and existing works in the culmination of her upcoming residency
Nigerian-born contemporary artist Otobong Nkanga will install new and existing works at Tate St Ives as the culmination of her upcoming residency at the gallery.
Nkanga's drawings, installations, photographs and sculptures variously examine ideas around land and the value connected to natural resources.Explore Otobong Nkanga's new and existing works in the culmination of her upcoming residency
Nigerian-born contemporary artist Otobong Nkanga will install new and existing works at Tate St Ives as the culmination of her upcoming residency at the gallery.
Nkanga's drawings, installations, photographs and sculptures variously examine ideas around land and the value connected to natural resources.
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/

Healeys Christmas Markets

Saturday, 16th November and until Sunday, 17th November 2019

Healeys Christmas Markets will run every weekend from 16th November 2019 until 22nd December 2019.
From arts, crafts, food and plenty of Cornish cyder, the markets are set against the beautiful backdrop of a working farm.
A family experience you won't find anywhere else with cobbled courtyards lit with magical lights, freshly cut Christmas trees, choirs, carols singers, farm animals, tractor rides, Sunday roasts and mulled cyder.
Visit our Facebook page
Our Location is easy to find - follow the brown tourist signs off the A3075
For SAT NAV use TR4 9LT and follow the brown signs
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro, Cornwall


henriettawilkinson@healeyscyder.co.uk
www.healeyscyder.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-market-cornwall/

Healeys Christmas Markets

Saturday, 23rd November 2019 until Sunday, 24th November 2019

Healeys Christmas Markets will run every weekend from 16th November 2019 until 22nd December 2019.
From arts, crafts, food and plenty of Cornish cyder, the markets are set against the beautiful backdrop of a working farm.
A family experience you won't find anywhere else with cobbled courtyards lit with magical lights, freshly cut Christmas trees, choirs, carols singers, farm animals, tractor rides, Sunday roasts and mulled cyder.
Visit our Facebook page
Our Location is easy to find - follow the brown tourist signs off the A3075
For SAT NAV use TR4 9LT and follow the brown signs
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro, Cornwall


henriettawilkinson@healeyscyder.co.uk
www.healeyscyder.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-market-cornwall/

Healeys Christmas Markets

Saturday, 30th November 2019 until Sunday, 1st December 2019

Healeys Christmas Markets will run every weekend from 16th November 2019 until 22nd December 2019.
From arts, crafts, food and plenty of Cornish cyder, the markets are set against the beautiful backdrop of a working farm.
A family experience you won't find anywhere else with cobbled courtyards lit with magical lights, freshly cut Christmas trees, choirs, carols singers, farm animals, tractor rides, Sunday roasts and mulled cyder.
Visit our Facebook page
Our Location is easy to find - follow the brown tourist signs off the A3075
For SAT NAV use TR4 9LT and follow the brown signs
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro, Cornwall


henriettawilkinson@healeyscyder.co.uk
www.healeyscyder.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-market-cornwall/

Kernow Artisan Fair

Saturday, 7th December 2019

Quarterly arts and crafts fair in mid Cornwall for makers, crafters and artists.
Free admission and parking.
Disabled access and toilets.
A selection of approx 30 crafts.
Stallholder enquiries welcome.
Hours: 12 - 4.30
Visit our Facebook page
Victory Hall, Victoria Road, Roche, Cornwall PL26 8JF


Kernowartisanfair@gmail.com

Healeys Christmas Markets

Saturday, 7th December 2019 until Sunday, 8th December 2019

Healeys Christmas Markets will run every weekend from 16th November 2019 until 22nd December 2019.
From arts, crafts, food and plenty of Cornish cyder, the markets are set against the beautiful backdrop of a working farm.
A family experience you won't find anywhere else with cobbled courtyards lit with magical lights, freshly cut Christmas trees, choirs, carols singers, farm animals, tractor rides, Sunday roasts and mulled cyder.
Visit our Facebook page
Our Location is easy to find - follow the brown tourist signs off the A3075
For SAT NAV use TR4 9LT and follow the brown signs
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro, Cornwall


henriettawilkinson@healeyscyder.co.uk
www.healeyscyder.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-market-cornwall/

Healeys Christmas Markets

Saturday, 14th December 2019 until Sunday, 15th December 2019

Healeys Christmas Markets will run every weekend from 16th November 2019 until 22nd December 2019.
From arts, crafts, food and plenty of Cornish cyder, the markets are set against the beautiful backdrop of a working farm.
A family experience you won't find anywhere else with cobbled courtyards lit with magical lights, freshly cut Christmas trees, choirs, carols singers, farm animals, tractor rides, Sunday roasts and mulled cyder.
Visit our Facebook page
Our Location is easy to find - follow the brown tourist signs off the A3075
For SAT NAV use TR4 9LT and follow the brown signs
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro, Cornwall


henriettawilkinson@healeyscyder.co.uk
www.healeyscyder.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-market-cornwall/

Healeys Christmas Markets

Saturday, 21st December 2019 until Sunday, 22nd December 2019

From arts, crafts, food and plenty of Cornish cyder, the markets are set against the beautiful backdrop of a working farm.
A family experience you won't find anywhere else with cobbled courtyards lit with magical lights, freshly cut Christmas trees, choirs, carols singers, farm animals, tractor rides, Sunday roasts and mulled cyder.
Visit our Facebook page
Our Location is easy to find - follow the brown tourist signs off the A3075
For SAT NAV use TR4 9LT and follow the brown signs
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro, Cornwall


henriettawilkinson@healeyscyder.co.uk
www.healeyscyder.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-market-cornwall/

 

 

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