Recently added or amended events in order of date added

The Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) have compiled this list of recently added events in Cornwall to put in your diary.

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49 events added in the last 30 days

Art class with a Cornish Celtic twist - (Published or amended 2018-02-22)Print details for Art class with a Cornish Celtic twist CACD id E.10070

Thursday, 8th March 2018

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


pragna043@gmail.com

Create your own marketing materials – Adobe InDesign CC Course – funded* - (Published or amended 2018-02-21)Print details for Create your own marketing materials – Adobe InDesign CC Course – funded* CACD id E.10069

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

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


rissa@digitalpeninsula.com
www.digitalpeninsula.org

Cakey Tea with Crafts for Children to Learn a Little Cornish - (Published or amended 2018-02-20)Print details for Cakey Tea with Crafts for Children to Learn a Little Cornish CACD id E.10068

Saturday, 24th February 2018

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


pragna043@gmail.com

Sketchbooks for Beginners - (Published or amended 2018-02-20)Print details for Sketchbooks for Beginners CACD id E.9233

Monday, 26th February 2018

Sketching for Beginners is a weekly class giving practical exercises to develop sketching skills and explore colour, texture, writing and the art of ideas.
Friendly and fun.
Outside weather permitting.
Bring pencil, rubber and small A5/A4 sketchbook.
Pastels/charcoal etc. optional.
10am till 12pm every Monday during term time.
Penlee Coach House, Penlee Gallery, Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall TR18


www.outofplace.org.uk

Wesley Rock - Art Group (Penzance) - (Published or amended 2018-02-20)Print details for Wesley Rock - Art Group (Penzance) CACD id E.7066

Monday, 26th February 2018

Wesley Rock Art Group Penzance The use of all types of media is encouraged with participants bringing their own favourite materials and others, such as charcoal, acrylics and pastels made available from group funds.

Many of our works are published on our web site for all to see. Everyone is welcome to come and view our work, or better still join us for an afternoon session.

Visit the Wesley Rock Art Group web site to see some of our latest creations and for more information.

Norma meeting time is Monday 1.30pm until 3.00pm at our new venue St Thomas, Church Road, Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 3JJ


wesley-rock-art-group.cacd.co.uk

Truro Choral Society sings Mozart Requiem - (Published or amended 2018-02-19)Print details for Truro Choral Society sings Mozart Requiem CACD id E.10067

Saturday, 10th March 2018

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


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

Hidden Coves by David French - (Published or amended 2018-02-15)Print details for Hidden Coves by David French CACD id E.10066

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

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


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

St Just's CRUK art and craft fair - (Published or amended 2018-02-10)Print details for St Just's CRUK art and craft fair CACD id E.10063

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

Introduction to Bas Relief Carving - (Published or amended 2018-02-08)Print details for Introduction to Bas Relief Carving CACD id E.10062

Tuesday, 20th February 2018

Gain an introduction to Bas Relief carving, and make a decorative tile with plaster. Bas Relief is a form of sculpture, where just one side of a carved material can be seen, usually with a flat back. This decorative technique can often be seen in architectural fixings, tiles or artwork.(image used is from an ancient Cambonian stone carving).  
During this session we will look at design ideas, carving tools and techniques Learn how to mix Plaster of Paris, and then carve into a pre-made plaster block. Plaster is soft to work with until fully set, and an ideal material to gain quick results. It is also great for beginners and children to achieve lovely results. Leave with a carved tile, that can be painted at a later date when fully dried out, or left white and simply sealed.
Makes a lovely art piece for the home or garden. Be Prepared to get messy.
All materials included. Adults £20, children £10 (not suitable for children under 5)..
Booking essential.
Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View West, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1JG


www.barnoonworkshop.co.uk

Abstract Now - (Published or amended 2018-02-08)Print details for Abstract Now  CACD id E.10061

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

Pals - (Published or amended 2018-02-08)Print details for Pals CACD id E.10056

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

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


www.minack.com

Roche Brass - (Published or amended 2018-02-08)Print details for Roche Brass CACD id E.10055

Sunday, 29th April 2018

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


www.minack.com

Around The World In Eighty Days - (Published or amended 2018-02-08)Print details for Around The World In Eighty Days CACD id E.10054

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

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


www.minack.com

Dancing In The Moonlight - (Published or amended 2018-02-08)Print details for Dancing In The Moonlight CACD id E.10053

Sunday, 22nd April 2018

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


www.minack.com

Henry IV (Part 1) - (Published or amended 2018-02-08)Print details for Henry IV (Part 1) CACD id E.10052

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

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


www.minack.com

Great Expectations - (Published or amended 2018-02-08)Print details for Great Expectations CACD id E.10051

Thursday, 1st March 2018

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


www.thepoly.org

Enlightenment Psychic fayre and arts/crafts. - (Published or amended 2018-02-08)Print details for Enlightenment Psychic fayre and arts/crafts. CACD id E.10050

Sunday, 18th March 2018

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

 


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

Games As (Performing) Arts - (Published or amended 2018-02-05)Print details for Games As (Performing) Arts  CACD id E.10047

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/

The Young People's Art Prize - (Published or amended 2018-02-05)Print details for The Young People's Art Prize  CACD id E.10046

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

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


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

It's Time To Act - (Published or amended 2018-02-05)Print details for It's Time To Act  CACD id E.10045

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

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


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

Artisan craft fayre - (Published or amended 2018-02-03)Print details for Artisan craft fayre CACD id E.10044

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

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


St Ives Weekly Art and Craft Fayre Friday- Monday - (Published or amended 2018-02-01)Print details for St Ives Weekly Art and Craft Fayre Friday- Monday  CACD id E.10043

Friday, 30th March 2018

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


thefinishingtouchgallery@gmail.com
claremasonjewellery.co.uk

Botanical Watercolour Painting Workshop - (Published or amended 2018-02-01)Print details for Botanical Watercolour Painting Workshop CACD id E.10042

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

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


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

Cornwoolly: The Fibre and Textile Show for Cornwall - (Published or amended 2018-01-31)Print details for Cornwoolly: The Fibre and Textile Show for Cornwall CACD id E.10041

Sunday, 18th March 2018

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


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

Henning Wehn - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Henning Wehn CACD id E.10040

Friday, 18th May 2018

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


www.thepoly.org

The Railway Children - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for The Railway Children CACD id E.10039

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

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


www.minack.com

The Riot by Nick Darke - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for The Riot by Nick Darke  CACD id E.10038

Wednesday, 28th March 2018

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


www.minack.com

Cornwall Open Studios 2018 - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Cornwall Open Studios 2018 CACD id E.10037

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

Nature's Laboratory: A Fantasy - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Nature's Laboratory: A Fantasy CACD id E.10036

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

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


www.falmouthartgallery.com

A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement CACD id E.10035

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

John Dyer: Painting the colours of the world - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for John Dyer: Painting the colours of the world CACD id E.10034

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

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


www.falmouthartgallery.com

Faces of Cornwall - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Faces of Cornwall CACD id E.10033

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

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


www.falmouthartgallery.com

The Alternative Christmas Present Show 2018 - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for The Alternative Christmas Present Show 2018 CACD id E.10031

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

Crystals and Crafts Show - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Crystals and Crafts Show  CACD id E.10030

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

Sound Bath - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Sound Bath CACD id E.10029

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

Show of Hands Rare Duo Tour - Where We’re Bound - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Show of Hands Rare Duo Tour - Where We’re Bound CACD id E.10028

Saturday, 14th April 2018

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


www.carnglaze.com

An evening with Hazel O’Connor - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for An evening with Hazel O’Connor CACD id E.10027

Saturday, 17th March 2018

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


www.carnglaze.com

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 2018 - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 2018 CACD id E.10026

Saturday, 12th May 2018

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


www.foweyfestival.com

Illogan Parish Fair 2018 - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Illogan Parish Fair 2018 CACD id E.10024

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
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Illogan, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4BB


www.illoganparishfair.uk

Grampound Craft Fair - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Grampound Craft Fair CACD id E.10023

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

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


richardgpryor@googlemail.com

Spring Fayre - Cornwall Hospice Care - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Spring Fayre - Cornwall Hospice Care CACD id E.10022

Wednesday, 21st February 2018

In aid of Cornwall Hospice Care (registered charity 1113140)
£2 entry includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Stalls include; jewellery, plants, cakes, tombola, arts and crafts. there will also be a raffle.
Wednesday 21st February, 2018 10:00am to 12:00pm
Hotel Bristol, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2PQ


Exploring Colour Course - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Exploring Colour Course CACD id E.10020

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

Exploring Colour Course - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Exploring Colour Course CACD id E.10019

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

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


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Materials of painting - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Materials of painting CACD id E.10018

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

Materials of painting - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Materials of painting CACD id E.10017

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

Experimental figure - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Experimental figure CACD id E.10016

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

The People’s String Foundation DUO - Ben Sutcliffe & Zaid Al-Rikabi - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for The People’s String Foundation DUO - Ben Sutcliffe & Zaid Al-Rikabi CACD id E.10014

Thursday, 1st March 2018

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


www.theacornpenzance.com

The LOST Will and Testament of Jake Thackray - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for The LOST Will and Testament of Jake Thackray CACD id E.10013

Saturday, 24th February 2018

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


www.theacornpenzance.com

Steve Knightley - (Published or amended 2018-01-27)Print details for Steve Knightley CACD id E.10012

Friday, 23rd February 2018

In his highly anticipated 2018 solo tour ‘Songs & Stories’, multi-award-winning songwriter Steve Knightley invites his audience on a musical journey, charting the winding roads of his unrivalled career. The Show of Hands frontman (“One of the great English bands” – Peter Gabriel) showcases a setlist peppered with classic gems such as ‘Cousin Jack’, ‘AIG’ and ‘Country Life’ with his inimitable passion and flair. And in a rare glimpse into the personal playlist of a songwriting legend, Knightley also pays tribute to some of his influences along the way, from Dylan to Radiohead.
Friday 23rd February - 8:00 pm
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The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com