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.

There are currently 58 listed here.

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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/

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

St Ives Weekly Art and Craft Fayre Friday- Monday

Monday to Friday

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

Craft and Produce Fair

Every Friday from 4th May 2018 until Friday, 28th September 2018

Every Friday from May to September - Craft and Produce Fair at Phillack Church Hall, Copperhouse, Hayle.
12 Tables (provided at £6.50 each).
Am seeking jewellery, pottery and other crafts we have not got.
If interested please contact us by email.
Teas/coffees and biscuits provided to stallholders free, plenty of parking.
Friendly group of crafters, now in 8th year of running.
10am - 4pm
Wheelchair friendly, dogs allowed.  No entrance fee.
Phillack Church Hall, 11 Copper Terrace, Hoyle, Cornwall, TR27 4EB


Deesusan@sky.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/

Free* WordPress course

Tuesday, 15th May 2018 until Thursday, 7th June 2018

Learn to build and manage your own website with our 4 day WordPress course in Penzance.
In four sessions over four weeks starting in May, you will be introduced to the basics of web design, using templates, image management and updating your site.
*Call us on 01736 333700 or email cherish@digitalpeninsula.com to check if you are elgible for a funded place and for dates.
Find DPN on Facebook.
Digital Peninsula Network (DPN), 1 - 2 Old Brewery Yard, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SL


cherish@digitalpeninsula.com
tinyurl.com/y97eoxpk

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/

 

 

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

Learning to Explore, Exploring

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 until Thursday, 24th May 2018

Aspire Arts is delighted to offer this 3 day workshop where we will explore ideas about space and learn how to discover and record this through models, working drawings and painting.
Beginners to more experienced artists welcome.
Visit the Eventbrite website to book this workshop.
Visit our Facebook page
The Poly Falmouth, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3EG
 


hello@aspirearts.co.uk
www.aspirearts.education

Janet Cardiff - Forty Part Motet

Friday, 25th May 2018 until Monday, 27th August 2018

Janet Cardiff’s internationally acclaimed sound installation Forty Part Motet (2001) is at Richmond Chapel in Penzance, a former Wesleyan Chapel and Grade II listed building, usually closed to the public. Cardiff has reworked 16th-century composer Thomas Tallis’s choral masterpiece Spem in alium nunquam habui by recording 40 individual male voices from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir (bass, baritone, alto, tenor and child soprano) and playing each individual voice through its own speaker. The speakers are carefully positioned in eight different groups of five. Each group forms a choir of five singers with different vocal ranges so that the visitor can move amongst the 40 speakers to listen to single voices, or be immersed in the overall complexity of the choral ensemble.
The recording took place in a hall on the grounds of the cathedral. When the singers took a break during the three-hour session, Cardiff and sound editor Georges Bures Miller decided to keep recording; the singers talking and other sounds can be heard as an interlude in the final work, creating an intimate, direct connection between singers and listeners.
A Groundwork exhibition presented by Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange.
Groundwork is a season of international contemporary art in Cornwall from May to September 2018. With a focus on place and an emphasis on moving image, sound and performance, the programme presents new commissions made in Cornwall, together with existing works by internationally acclaimed artists. Groundwork is organised by Helston-based arts organisation CAST (Cornubian Arts and Science Trust).
Launch Weekend: 5 - 7 May 2018
For further information  www.groundwork.art
Richmond Chapel, Tolver Road , Penzance , Cornwall TR18 2AB


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/janet-cardiff/

St Teath Arts Festival

Saturday, 26th May 2018 until Monday, 28th May 2018

Art and Craft Exhibition and Sales
St Teath Church, St Teath, Cornwall PL30 3JS


liziskin@btinternet.com

St Teath Arts Festival Concert by Port Isaac Chorale and Stubby's Jazz

Saturday, 26th May 2018

Concert by local professional and amateur musicians in aid of Church funds.
St Teath Church, St Teath, Cornwall PL30 3JS


lizmiskin@btinternet.com

 

 

Spring Craft Fayre

Sunday, 27th May 2018

Free parking, admission by raffle ticket. Great variety of stalls. Room for more but not handmade cards, jewellry. £15 table (bring your own) Places to be pre booked.
This popular event is well supported by visitors and locals. In aid of Cornwall Hospice Care & a local defribillator.
Tel 01736 87818 for details
Visit our Facebook events page
Trevedra Farm Campsite. Sennen, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7BE

 

 


trevedra@btconnect.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

Craft Market

Sunday, 3rd June 2018

Local Craft/Arts fair.
We have 20 tables of Beautiful crafts all made by local people.
From Handmade Soap, Wooden clocks, Engraved Glasses, Felting, Decoupage and so much more.
Psychic Gilly Edwards will be available for private readings.
We have Pams Plants with an array of indoor and outdoor plants.
The Cafe will be serving Refreshments light lunches/snacks and home baking.
Dogs very welcome on a lead.
Rousudgeon Social Club, near Penzance, Cornwall TR20 9QE


cornishcraftfairs@yahoo.com

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

Mujeres Flamencas

Friday, 8th June 2018

‘Mujeres Flamencas’, Claudia Caolín Y Compañia In association with special guest Irene La Serranilla. International fl9amenco dance show with superb musicians and two dancers. Exquisite passionate dancing, fabulous costumes and stunning Flamenco music awaits. A dazzling variety of the many different styles of Flamenco is being displayed which ranges from the exquisite humoristic to the most dramatic and ensures an emotional evening filled with vibrant images, sounds and artistic pleasure. “A taste of authentic Spanish culture” (West Briton) Let yourself be seduced by the dramatic and passionate world of Flamenco! “I was totally entranced by the beauty and passion of the dance.” Elaine Barwell.
Visit our Facebook page
St Ives Theatre, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1QG


claudiacaolin@btinternet.com
www.flamenco-cornwall.com/news

Naomi Frears

Saturday, 9th June 2018 until Saturday, 11th August 2018

A new body of work initiated by time Frears recently spent working alongside students and staff at Plymouth University.
Her self-imposed rule was to work only with completely new processes and materials while in Plymouth. These new works then set others in motion back in the studio in St Ives.
In the show are works on paper made in Plymouth using letterpress and photopolymer plates as well as paintings and drawings on wood, paper and canvas.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/naomi-frears-3/

Derek Wilson

Saturday, 9th June 2018 until Saturday, 13th October 2018

Belfast based artist / maker Derek Wilson will exhibit a range of sculptural forms alongside functional ware.
Wilson combines his minimal aesthetic with accomplished craftsmanship, material knowledge and a propensity to propel modern ceramics through reinterpretation of its form.
The Studi Café, Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn , Cornwall TR18 5PZ


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Rose Wylie at The Exchange

Saturday, 9th June 2018 until Saturday, 15th September 2018

History painting.
Rose Wylie is best known for creating colourful, large-scale, figurative paintings that are smart, funny, and quietly political. These are usually made from memory and draw on a wide range of cultural references from history, fashion and cinema, to mythology, sport and literature. The thread linking these fields is her interest in how images evolve and accumulate meaning – becoming familiar, iconic and part of the narrative of popular culture and wider history.
At The Exchange, alongside works inspired by Quentin Tarantino films, and her memories of London during the Second World War, will be a selection of preparatory works on paper.
History Painting is a Plymouth Art Centre exhibition and curated by Ben Borthwick. The exhibition will be shown across both our galleries.
The Exchange, Princes Street , Penzance , Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/rose-wylie/

Rose Wylie at Newlyn Art Gallery

Saturday, 9th June 2018 until Saturday, 15th September 2018

History painting.
Rose Wylie is best known for creating colourful, large-scale, figurative paintings that are smart, funny, and quietly political. These are usually made from memory and draw on a wide range of cultural references from history, fashion and cinema, to mythology, sport and literature. The thread linking these fields is her interest in how images evolve and accumulate meaning – becoming familiar, iconic and part of the narrative of popular culture and wider history.
The large scale paintings at Newlyn Art Gallery include three recent works inspired by the Pilgrims ship the Mayflower voyage, which had a final landing at Newlyn to take on fresh water before sailing to America in 1620. In the lower gallery we will present Ben Rivers’ film What Means Something (2015) which reflects on his friendship with Rose, her painting and the artistic processes they have in common.
History Painting is a Plymouth Art Centre exhibition and curated by Ben Borthwick. The exhibition will be shown across both our venues.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Street , Newlyn , Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/rose-wylie/

Lightwave

Friday, 15th June 2018 until Thursday, 21st June 2018

Contemporary art. Group exhibition. Cornish light/Waves. Andrew Jago. Brom Irwin. Andrew Palmer. Mim Aylett.
Rock Institute, Rock, Cornwall PL29


andypalmer007@gmail.com
andrewpalmerart.co.uk

Truro Choral Society sings Orff Carmina Burana

Saturday, 16th June 2018

It’s time to eat, drink and be extremely merry.
This June, Truro Choral Society returns to Truro Cathedral to sing Carl Orff’s hugely popular and instantly recognisable cantata of 1936, Carmina Burana, with St Mary’s Singers – one of the finest chamber choirs in Cornwall – and pupils from Roselyon and Truro schools completing the wall of sound.
Orff’s striking setting of bawdy medieval poems, discovered in a Bavarian monastery in the mid-19th century, is famed for its rhythmic energy and unabashed incitement to indulge in all kinds of earthly pleasures before capricious Fortuna takes it all away. Seen by many as a choral rite of spring, the work’s spirited movements and theatrical arias never fail to entertain and grip as Orff takes the audience full circle on the cruel goddess’s wheel.
This performance will be accompanied by two pianos, with Paul Comeau and Will Fairbairn as pianists, and a large percussion section, all under the direction of Martin Palmer. The superb soloists joining the choir are the accomplished operatic and oratorio soprano Catherine Hamilton; Truro Cathedral’s assistant director of music, Joseph Wicks, as tenor and slow-roasting swan; and Dawid Kimberg, regular performer with Royal Opera House and English Touring Opera, as bass.
Additional programme items include Parry I Was Glad and the first four Songs of Farewell.
Tickets: £16 (under 19s free), available from Box Office Cornwall (01872 262466, www.hallforcornwall.co.uk)
Visit our Facebook events page
Truro Cathedral, 14 St Mary's Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2AF


info@trurochoralsociety.co.uk

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

Typography, Topography, Words and Place in Art

Tuesday, 19th June 2018 until Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Aspire Arts is delighted to offer this 2 day course at the beautiful Kestle Barton. An ancient Cornish farmstead situated above the Helford river with beautiful gardens and wildflower meadows, creating an outstanding inspiring environment.
In this workshop we will look at maps, historical and current local documents and literature for inspiration.
Beginners to experienced artists very welcome.
Visit the Eventbrite website to book this workshop.
Visit Facebook events page
Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Cornwall TR12 6HU


hello@aspirearts.co.uk
www.aspirearts.education

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

The Makers' Market at The Exchange

Saturday, 23rd June 2018

Mazey Day is Market Day and we’re back with an excellent selection of local and regional makers for you, with work in ceramics, jewellery, textiles, print and more.
Come along to join in the fun and to meet our makers.
Free Entry
10.00 – 17.00
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL
 


bettina.wenzel@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Little Women - The Broadway Musical - Touring Production

Tuesday, 26th June 2018 until Wednesday, 27th June 2018

Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society presents ‘Little Women‘, a timeless and captivating story, based on Louisa May Alcott’s critically acclaimed book. This glorious musical is brought to life with a beautiful score by Jason Howland (composer ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’) ‘Little Women‘ follows the adventures of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy.
The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters - Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and irascible, playful Amy -- live in Concord, Massachusetts with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield. Filled with adventure , heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”
Ticket price:
£12 Adults
£8 16 years and under
Touring production playing at:
Redannick Theatre, Redannick Lane, Truro TR1 2JP


info@taods.co.uk
www.taods.co.uk/little-women-the-musical/

Little Women - The Broadway Musical - Touring Production

Friday, 29th June 2018

Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society presents ‘Little Women‘, a timeless and captivating story, based on Louisa May Alcott’s critically acclaimed book. This glorious musical is brought to life with a beautiful score by Jason Howland (composer ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’) ‘Little Women‘ follows the adventures of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy.
The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters -- Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and irascible, playful Amy -- live in Concord, Massachusetts with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield. Filled with adventure , heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-heated message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”
Ticket price:
£12 Adults
£8 16 years and under
Touring production playing at:
Sterts Theatre, Sterts, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 5AZ


info@taods.co.uk
www.taods.co.uk/little-women-the-musical/

Little Women - The Broadway Musical - Touring Production

Saturday, 30th June 2018 until Sunday, 1st July 2018

Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society presents ‘Little Women‘, a timeless and captivating story, based on Louisa May Alcott’s critically acclaimed book. This glorious musical is brought to life with a beautiful score by Jason Howland (composer ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’) ‘Little Women‘ follows the adventures of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy.
The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters -- Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and irascible, playful Amy -- live in Concord, Massachusetts with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield. Filled with adventure , heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”
Ticket price:
£12 Adults
£8 16 years and under
Touring production playing at:
42 Coinagehall Street, Helston Cornwall TR13 8EQ


info@taods.co.uk
www.taods.co.uk/little-women-the-musical/

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

Little Women - The Broadway Musical - Touring Production

Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society presents ‘Little Women‘, a timeless and captivating story, based on Louisa May Alcott’s critically acclaimed book. This glorious musical is brought to life with a beautiful score by Jason Howland (composer ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’) ‘Little Women‘ follows the adventures of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy.
The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters -- Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and irascible, playful Amy -- live in Concord, Massachusetts with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield. Filled with adventure , heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”
Ticket price:
£12 Adults
£8 16 years and under
Touring production playing at:
Kidz R Us Theatre, St Ives, the theatre is located on The Stennack in the centre of St Ives, opposite St Ives Cinema, Royal Square. We are a short walk from St Ives train station and the town’s main bus terminals and car parks.


info@taods.co.uk
www.taods.co.uk/little-women-the-musical/

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

Little Women - The Broadway Musical - Touring Production

Friday, 6th July 2018 until Saturday, 7th July 2018

Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society presents ‘Little Women‘, a timeless and captivating story, based on Louisa May Alcott’s critically acclaimed book. This glorious musical is brought to life with a beautiful score by Jason Howland (composer ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’) ‘Little Women‘ follows the adventures of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy.
The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters -- Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and irascible, playful Amy -- live in Concord, Massachusetts with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield. Filled with adventure , heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”
Ticket price:
£12 Adults
£8 16 years and under
Touring production playing at:
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


info@taods.co.uk
www.taods.co.uk/little-women-the-musical/

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

Truro Symphony Orchestra Concert

Saturday, 21st July 2018

After the huge success of its concert last year, Truro Symphony Orchestra is putting on a Russian-themed concert on Saturday, 21st July, at Truro Cathedral. Orchestra members will once again be donating their services for free, with all proceeds going to support music making in the cathedral.
With Martin Palmer as conductor and Philip Montgomery-Smith as orchestra leader, programme items will include Shostakovich Festive Overture, Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf and Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade.
Visit our Facebook events page
Truro Cathedral, 14 St Mary's Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2AF


www.trurochoralsociety.co.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

Charity craft fair and coffee morning

Saturday, 28th July 2018

As part of my fundraising for MIND mental health charity I will be hosting a coffee morning wand craft fair at Callington scout hut, from 10am-2pm. If anyone is interested in having a craft or bric a brac stall please contact me on ‭‭+44 7704 520260‬‬. Stalls are £6 each.
Scout Hut, Coop car park, Callington, Cornwall PL1 77BE


Abwi210696@gmail.com

Lanner Craft and Produce Show

Saturday, 28th July 2018

Lanner Show will take place this year on 28th July 2018.
Weather permitting we will be having craft stalls set up on the green behind the hall along with games for the children and Lanner Band .
Anyone who is interested in having a stall the cost is £6 per table we do have cover for the tables but do ask that you bring your own table.
Any enquiries please contact the email address below.
Lanner Methodist Church Hall, 3 Prisks Terrace, Lanner, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6EN


debbiekearney60@googlemail.com

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

St Just CRUK Arts and Crafts Exhibition

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

Now in it's 52nd year this superb and extensive Art and Crafts Exhibition raises money for Cancer Research UK.
There will be over 400 exhibitors again spread over 3 large halls with arts and crafts covering all genres.
All the artisans and artists live within a 30-mile radius of St Just.
There's always teas and coffees and super homemade cakes to fuel your visit.
There's parking at the school and entrance is £1/adult.
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

Breeze Art and Makers Fair

Friday, 14th September 2018 until Sunday, 16th September 2018

A rejuvenated fair which takes the place of the former Cornwall Design Fair.
The 3 day event comprises 80 exhibition stands, for craft and design makers, gallery stands, a contemporary glass exhibition staged in Trereife House, a sculpture exhibition set in the Parterre Garden, talks, demonstrations and workshops in the Walled Garden and local food market.
We are looking for the best artist makers and designers in the UK today. The event will celebrate diversity and range of skills in all materials. Breeze Art and Makers Fair offers an opportunity for you to sell work directly to a large audience and develop a relationship with a new customer base. Our Selection Panel will be made up of prominent makers, designers, and sector leaders, to bring the best quality, most exciting work to the exhibition.
Visit our Facebook page
Trereife House, Trereife Park, Penzance, West Cornwall TR20 8TJ


hello@breezefair.org
www.breezefair.org

Whitegold Festival

Saturday, 15th September 2018

The 2018 Whitegold Festival takes place in St Austell town centre on Saturday, September 15.
The Festival celebrates all-things clay from Cornish craft artists to brass bands, street performances, workshops and artist demonstrations, dramatic kiln firings and cooking in a traditional clay oven.
The Festival kicks off at 11 and runs throughout the day.
It’s free and for all the family.
Visit  our Facebook page
Various sites in town centre, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 5AZ


producer@whitegold.org.uk
www.whitegold.org.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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