Mouthwatering Oven fired PIZZA will be served from five o’clock. This is a new venture and the Pizzas will be amazing
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Goat’s cheese: Goat’s cheese red onion marmalade roasted red peppers £6.50
Chilli chorizo: Chillies of different varieties roasted and crushed with tomatoes and mozzarella £6.50
Margarita: Classic Pizza made with tomatoes and mozzarella fresh basil £6
Family meal: Deal two adults and two kids pizza for £20
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It’s the day of the year when local engineering genius and inventor Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) gets the recognition he deserves and Camborne celebrates its importance as a major player in Cornwall’s former mining industry. Lots of spluttering steam engines, singing, dancing and parades.
All over the town of Camborne the streets play host to local trade stalls, choirs, brass bands, clowns to entertain the kids, buskers, musicians and dancers including hundreds of children from local schools traditionally dressed as traditional Bal Maidens and Miners, along with live theatre, and an impressive display and celebratory convoy of vintage vehicles, model exhibitions and fairground rides making it a great day out for the whole family.
This will be the festival’s second year and as it was a great success in 2012 it is being held again in 2013 with more events and activities including rockpooling, wild food foraging, zumba fest and many more.
In the late 1800s, Golowan was one of the last surviving midsummer festivals practiced in Cornwall.
Traditionally, blazing tar barrels were paraded around the town’s streets and bonfires were lit on the surrounding hills which could be seen all around Mounts Bay and beyond.
In the 1890s the authorities in Penzance outlawed the festival due to the increasing fire risk and the centuries’ old festival died out. Revived in 1991, The Golowan Festival has today become the most colourful community festival in the South West, blending Cornish tradition with contemporary imagery and ritual.
The festival brings the past and present together in a community celebration of the traditional midsummer Feast of St. John. The festival has a packed programme of artists in celebration of music, performing arts and theatre. Events include a fireworks display on the prom, Mazey Day, spectacular parades through the streets and a host of street entertainment.
This fantastic 10 day festival is a not-for-profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events varying from music & drama, the arts & heritage to gig racing, swimming, walking & lots more.
Celebrating the end of winter and the coming of spring is a tradition that stretches back hundreds of years in West Cornwall and St Ives rekindled its connection to the past when it revived its May Day festival a few years ago
At midday at the Guildhall the Grand Bard and Mayor choose the May Queen and King and their attending Prince and Princess, in a ceremony known bizarrely as the “pee whip” The St Ives Guisers, dressed in their traditional black and white “mock formal” make an appearance, horn blowers herald the start of spring and there’ll be May sticks.
At 1pm there’s a parade to the harbour where you can watch May pole dances, traditional Cornish dancing and music. Various local choirs and brass bands perform by the harbour throughout the day. Throughout the May Day celebrations there’s a fish barbeque by the harbour and for some local shopping a lively harbour market where you can stock up on some of the region’s produce.
Over the past years Trereife has developed a reputation for attracting some of the finest local food producers which is set to continue this Easter with larger marquees to house a wide range of producers from Worthy Farm Cheeses and Fish sales from ‘Cornish Smokies’, to locally produced beer, cider and wine, as well as this there will be a selection of high quality art and craft from Cornish designer-makers such as Marsha Drew jewellery and contemporary furniture design by Paul Wilcox.
One of the main attractions of the weekend is set be the highly entertaining food demonstrations by well known local chefs and local food industry producers. Jamie Gaspare and her team of trainee Chefs from Penwith College and Sanjay Kumar from Slow Food Cornwall will all be serving up locally inspired dishes, alongside Philip Oakes from Cornwall College and Robin Turner from Newlyn’s fish industry. The ingredients used will all be locally sourced and will also be on sale at the event.
Trereife’s Grand Easter Egg Hunt is set within the woods and around the walled garden, the Egg Hunt has become very popular with hundreds of happy children expected to be eagerly following the clues this year. As well as the egg hunt, youngsters can have a go in the Funky Food Workshop or be totally amazed by story tellers and Magic Shows.
A range of attractions will give the event the atmosphere of a traditional country fayre, with a companion dog show, heavy shire horses, a fairground organ and blacksmithing demonstrations in Penzance. A range of classic cars will be on display and visitors will be welcome to browse an array of food, craft and trade stalls, while local Celtic and Cornish bands provide the soundtrack.
Other star attractions are set to be a fabulous Falconry display, a demonstration of Cornish wrestling by the Sithney Common Club, as well as the ever popular Ferret racing and a spectacular Hip Hop and Cheerleading performances by local dance troupes. The dancers will be performing on the lawn and then offering the audience a chance to join in. There’s entertainment aplenty for the children with a Fire Engine from Penzance Fire Brigade, a Majic show, and a lazar tagging track. This year a Gym Club will be giving an exhilarating performance and inviting the young and not so young to have a go and test their circus skills with balancing and juggling exercises.
Make a visit to Trereife’s Courtyard cafe for a delicious selection of homemade dishes, and a beer tent will be on hand to quench the thirst. Don’t forget to venture a little further to the view a traditional Blacksmith providing a demonstration of his skills, you can even commission a piece of work there and then to take away at the end of the event. The fayre will be open from 10:30am–5pm and there is ample free parking on site. £3.50 adults, £2 Children 5 and under free
This annual agricultural show features a Horse Show, Heavy Horses, Cattle, a Dog Show, Goats, Cage Birds, Domestic and Horticultural Section, Alpacas, Pigeons, and Poultry.
Trade stands, gun dog demonstration, refreshment stalls, side shows, and children’s activities. Plus a full programme of entertainment including the likes of the Camborne Youth Band and the Cornish Wurzels.
A one day festival attracting in excess of 12,000 people who converge on the tiny fishing village to enjoy over eighty food stalls showcasing Cornish food producers along with music and entertainment.
The festival’s ethos is to fight the war against food wastefulness and rediscover a world of eating and the resulting pleasures we’ve forgotten.
The festival not only hosts the very best of Cornish food producers but also has a full programme of entertainment including live bands, buskers, dancers, performance artists, art auctions, fancy-dress, a skate jam, a roller derby, a circus Big Top with tuition in circus skills, a Hog Roast, a Beef Barbecue and local history exhibitions, all of which make up a fantastic, free family day out.
During the festival you can sample some great local food, learn how to create wonderful dishes demonstrated by local chefs, see fishmongers expertly filleting and preparing freshly caught fish and join in the multitude of activities taking place around Porthlevan’s picturesque harbour. On the Sunday you’re invited to a “Leftover Lunch” in the main marquee. Bring a plate of food and a knife and fork and sit down at a long table for a gigantic picnic.
Napoleonic prisoners of war were used to help construct the first stages of the harbour which took 14 years to complete in in the early 1800s.
The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival was founded in 2003 by Falmouth Shout, a group of singers whose mission is to keep alive the history of Tall Ships and the days of sail by performing sea shanties, songs of the sea and Cornish songs.The Festival’s aims are to raise money for the RNLI and to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of the area.
In common with other Celtic nations, Cornish people love singing and music and song has always been an important part of the county’s culture. Whether it be miner, fishermen or farmer, after the work was done, there were always stories to tell, songs to sing and a few pints to drink. The Sea Shanty festival provides a platform where that heritage of storytelling through song comes alive with live performances by dozens of groups from all over Cornwall, the UK, Holland and France.
The origins of this famous celebration dance are more than likely pre-Christian and connected to ancient spring festivals that take place all over Europe. Nowadays the festival’s original purpose of ushering in a prosperous harvest expresses itself in a lively, colourful celebration that involves the whole town.
The town is decked out with bluebells, gorse and laurel leaves gathered from the surrounding countryside. Dancing begins at 7.00am with gentlemen wearing shirts and ties and the ladies in light summer dresses. Not long after the Hal-an-Tow, a boisterous mummers’ play featuring scenes of St George slaying the Dragon begins cheered on by a crowd dressed in Lincoln green and Elizabethan robes. The children of the town dance at 10.00am wearing flowers and lily of the valley and at midday the formal dance of the day begins with men wearing morning dress and the ladies decked out in magnificent ball gowns and hats that could be the envy of Ascot. To round off the day of dancing, the Evening Dance starts from the Guildhall at 5pm.
Internationally famous for its artistic connections, St. Ives hosts a full programme of literary events featuring writers and poets who descend on the town to share their love of words with locals and visitors alike.
Nine days of literature in St. Ives featuring book launches, poetry readings, workshops and open air events including poetry and prose readings, live music, comedy acts, creative writing workshops.
Each year Redruth celebrates its most famous citizen, inventor William Murdoch (1754 – 1839) when the town is packed with events and entertainment throughout the day for the whole family. Murdoch, although not born in Cornwall, is revered locally as a mechanical genius who improved the efficiency of steam engines in Cornwall’s tin mines. He was also a pioneer of gas lighting and famed for building Britain’s first working model of a steam carriage which he demonstrated in and around Redruth in 1784.
For one day only, events include a children’s dance and art procession, all day music and entertainment with local station Radio Cornwall, a street market with more than fifty stalls, an old time fair, locally themed exhibitions and a variety of live concerts and other events dotted round the town. Things kick off from 10am and all of the events are completely free!
The next Air Day is planned for the summer of 2013 – the actual date has yet to be announced.
Famed for heroic rescues, and with frontline helicopter Squadrons supporting the Navy across the globe, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose is home to a variety of military aircraft including Merlin and Sea King helicopters, Hawk Jets, and the new King Air 350 Avengers.
It’s your chance to see behind the scenes of the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Navy’s flying force on the only day of the year when the public can step into the world of Culdrose and experience the sights, sounds and smells of a working military Naval Air Station.
During the day you can watch some awesome flying displays, meet the heroic Aircrew who fly helicopters around the world, get up close to state-of-the art aircraft and learn all about life in the Royal Navy. Have ago at piloting a helicopter in a flight simulator, watch the Royal Navy Field Gun teams sweat as they battle for supremacy, there’s entertainment by the HM Royal Marines Band and speed and showmanship by the White Helmets Motorcycle Display team. The Royal Navy Raiders Parachute Display Team jump from the skies and in the arena you can witness the agility of the MoD Police Dogs
The Cornwall Design Fair, in association with Hidden Art returns to Trereife House on August 16-18. This year promises to be better than ever, with top contemporary designers from Cornwall and beyond offering a huge range of products for sale – from furniture, textiles and ceramics to jewellery, glass, fashion accessories, lighting and more.
There will be something for everyone, with over 70 designer-maker stalls in two large marquees, design-led activities for children, live entertainment and a curated design exhibition inside the house. Now in its seventh year, the Cornwall Design Fair has established itself as a celebration of the quality and diversity of contemporary Cornish design. With increasing national press coverage and with visitor numbers previously exceeding 4,000, the appeal has widened to designers from further afield, all drawn to the inspiring setting of Trereife House, the beautiful Queen Anne ancestral home of the Le Grice family located in one of the most historically creative areas of Cornwall, Penwith.
Designers taking part in the Curated Exhibition will explore the distinctive style of the house, masterfully juxtaposing the old with the new, reacting to the beautiful symmetry of the Queen Anne front and the period furniture and furnishings within. Liz Le Grice of Trereife and art librarian for Cornwall says ‘The curated rooms have created opportunities for some very interesting mixes of traditional classic style with the clean, uncluttered lines and geometric shapes of contemporary designs’. ‘Visitors find the contrast of contemporary design set within the beauty of this period house a fascinating subject. For designers, it is a rare opportunity to show our work in the timeless elegance of such a unique setting’
Normally held on August Bank Holiday Sunday, with two stages of excellent back to back entertainment from midday to midnight, Party in the Park generated rave reviews from both the press and it’s audience. Set in the idyllic surrounds of Trereife Park, a Country House Estate just outside Penzance, Party in the Park can boast of having one of the most impressive locations of any music festival.
Now in it’s 5th year Party in the Park in association with the Studio Bar is set to go from strength to strength with exciting bands being added over the next few months. This event follows it’s original ethos of presenting a showcase of the best of Cornwall’s live music scene with a total of 16 bands across several genres entertaining an eclectic crowd from all over Cornwall on stages set under cover in large marquees. A licensed bar and a variety food outlets as well as a free shuttle bus service running every 20 minutes from the railway station and the ‘Greenmarket’ area of Penzance’s shopping centre to event is sure to keep the audience in high spirits.
Party in the Park is proving to be the perfect addition to the Bank Holiday Weekend and looks set to establish itself as a firm fixture on Cornwall’s music calendar.
The World Bellyboard Championships are held at Chapel Porth beach, St Agnes, Cornwall, UK. Held on the first Sunday in September, this year it will be Sunday 1st September, will see competitors from around the globe and up the hill make the pilgrimage to our much loved cove on the north Cornish coast to celebrate the art of riding traditional wooden boards.
Organised and hosted by the National Trust the event brings together people with an enthusiasm, fascination and curiosity in this deep rooted tradition of riding ply and prone wooden surfboards. It also has its fair share of those who simply love being by the sea, eating cake and sipping tea with nothing better to do ! 2013 promises to be more fun than ever before with all our usual contributors back for more alongside fresh new faces with increased hospitality and activities.
The St. Agnes Carnival tradition dates back well over a hundred years, to the time when the village streets would have been lined with miners and fishermen, bal-maidens and fishwives.
Today the St Agnes Carnival is the highlight of the year not only for the people of St Agnes parish but also for holiday-makers, many of whom even book their holidays to coincide with that magic first week in August.
What makes St Agnes Carnival such fun? Well you won’t see expensive corporate floats or elaborate frozen tableaux. You will see lots of fancy dress, local bands and people of all ages having a great time! Clever floats, great ingenuity, even dance routines, all led by the famous Giant Bolster!
The hugely anticipated Truro City of Lights festival and parade lights up the city in in spectacular fashion delighting the crowds who gather to see display. Music & Arts start from 5.45pm. City of Lights Parade from 7pm.
One of the most anticipated family events in Cornwall’s festive calendar, the City of Lights is a vividly creative celebration incorporating art, music, dance and, as its name suggests, light. The event features a dazzling procession of giant handmade withy and tissue lanterns floating through the streets carried by professional artists accompanied by a host of smaller lanterns carried by Cornish school children and local community and youth groups. Every year the procession as a different theme and is escorted by feast of music and dance including samba, brass bands and pipes & drums. In advance of the procession, there is music throughout the city including performances by school groups and the festivities continue after the procession with more outdoor music performances at various locations.
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St Endellion Easter Festival founded by the late Richard Hickox and his then wife Frances, who remains the director, almost four decades on. Like its elder summer sibling, the festival is unusual in that the musicians and singers are a mix of amateur and professional – all of whom pay to participate in just over a week of very high quality music making.
Regularly falling in either Holy Week or Easter week this spring festival has made a speciality of English language performances of the Bach Passions whose intensity in the church’s intimate setting is a musical experience not to be missed. The Festival also includes chamber, orchestral and choral concerts with some of the leading soloists in the country and there is a daily Thought for the Day given by a cross section of eminent speakers.
Newquay’s First Festival of Arts and Culture and just when you thought you knew a town and all it had to offer… it’s with the greatest pleasure that we bring you Art8.
Art8 is a feast for the senses, 8 days of art in 8 disciplines, to include all aspects of fine art, dance, design, photography, word, drama, music and craft. We hope that such a varied programme of free or nominal charge events will excite and tempt everyone to get involved.
May Day (or ‘Obby ‘Oss Day as it is known) is the biggest day in Padstow’s calendar. Locals spend the night decorating the town’s streets with flags, flowers and greenery complete with a maypole and the following morning two “osses”, one red and one blue emerge from their stables. The “osses”, swirling and dancing proceed through Padstow’s streets taunted by a Teazer, who leads the dance with theatrical movements. The accompanying retinue are dressed all in white with their costumes decorated with ribbons and sprays of cowslips and bluebells. As the procession moves around the town, dancers perform a traditional gyrating dance to the sound of musicians and drummers. Last, but not least, are the followers, young and old who join the procession every year singing of the traditional May Song.
During this event artists and craftspeople all over Cornwall throw open the doors to their studios for a week at the beginning of the summer. The event showcases the best art the county has to offer, breaking the mould of traditional Cornish art with visitors able to see a range of contemporary work from the diverse pool of resident artists in the county.
Open Studios Cornwall, a perfect excuse to explore the county, meet working artists and snap up an original piece of artwork at a bargain price. Now in its eighth year, the event sees hundreds of artists and crafts people from the length & breadth of Cornwall open their studios to the public. From traditional, established painters, to up-and-coming sculptors, furniture makers and potters – the finest creative work in the county will be on show. This year some artists are holding events where people can learn about the art and how to create it.
Rock Oyster Festival is one of the leading artisan food festivals in Cornwall and takes place at the stunning venue of 17th century Dinham House overlooking the Camel Estuary near Wadebridge.
This is a midsummer celebration of food, music and art, visitors to the festival eat their way through thousands of Cornish oysters in highlighting the county’s rich seafood traditions. As well as the ever-present oysters there’s live music, circus acts, endless kids’ entertainment, alternative performing arts and a shopping bazaar
This event takes place in St Merryn near Padstow, it is a local rally featuring many rural exhibits including vintage tractors, steam engines and classic cars. There’s also a variety of trade stands and a car boot sale along with authentic Cornish wrestling, entertainment from local majorette bands and in the evening live music and a disco in the onsite marquee.
A surf, skate + music festival situated across two legendary locations along the beautiful Cornish coastline, featuring the best in action sports including ASP World Tour Surfing and a laid back music festival across 8 stages with fantastic views.
Situated across two legendary locations along the beautiful Cornish coastline; Fistral Beach, where surfing in the UK began, plays host to the best in action sports including the ASP World Tour Surfing events and The Vans Summer Sessions. Friday and Saturday sees the party expand to the Festival site at Watergate Bay; a laid back festival atmosphere designed to bring out the inner surfer in everyone. The themed festival offers a tailored music offering across eight stages on what must be the most beautiful festival site in the UK.
Now in its fourth decade, the former Wadebridge, now titled the Cornwall Folk Festival runs over three days in early August mixing local talent with acts from further afield to produce a varied programme of events to suit all tastes. The event draws musicians and fans alike from all over the UK to experience unique Cornish and Celtic musical heritage and dance culture.
The festival takes place at various venues in Wadebridge and the whole town is alive to the sound of music. Not only is there an international line up of folk from Cornwall and Brittany to Africa and the USA but you’ll also find singers and instrument workshops, street entertainment , tune sharing sessions and children’s games and face painting.
Heritage Open Days in Cornwall celebrate fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors. It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of events and activities which bring to life local history and culture. For a full list of properties that are open visit the Heritage Open Days in Cornwall website.
Making its first appearance at Watergate Bay is the adrenaline-fuelled Thundercat Racing Series – the fastest surf powerboat catamarans will race across the shoreline in circuit races, fighting the incoming surf.Seven rounds make up the British RYA National Championship series, combining 3 different disciplines of racing which ultimately tests the best in the world. These are; Surf racing; at some of the best UK surf spots, Flat-water circuit racing; where teams work relentlessly to gain that extra mph out of the engine and propeller. The last and most challenging discipline is the Endurance long haul; where teams test their stamina over a minimum of a 60 mile long course!
It’s a fantastic sport to watch and with a bit of luck Watergate Bay will be throwing up some challenging conditions in the surf for the competitors.Watch the fastest motorised catamarans zoom along the shoreline in two days of high-octane sport. It’s like Formula One racing on water and waves make it even more exciting, so pray for surf!
Lowender Peran, the Festival of the Celts in Cornish, is an annual five day event celebrating the distinctive heritage of Cornwall’s traditional music, dance, songs, storytelling and the county’s links to Brittany, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland. A fun, family friendly event, the weekend consists of ceilidhs, concerts, dance and music workshops in and around Perranporth on the North coast.
Lowender Peran is a registered charity set up to encourage recognition of Cornwall`s heritage and Celtic links as a vibrant, living tradition that people of all ages and backgrounds can participate in and enjoy. The festival program includes dance demonstrations and tuition, workshops in Celtic music and singing along with plenty of live performances by bands and soloists from across the Celtic nations.
Cornwall’s biggest one day agricultural show held annually since the early 1800s on the Feast Day of St. Stythians Church, the nearest Monday following July 10. The show originally started as a competition between local parishioners to see who could grow the best vegetables, raise the finest cattle and breed the greatest horses. Today the purpose built showground provides a full day out for the whole family.
Thousands of people descend on the large showground between Truro and Helston to enjoy musical entertainment, food courts, craft stalls, shopping opportunities around the Showground, a fairground, animals of all sorts including rare breeds, a dog show and dog agility competitions and craft and cookery competitions in the Domestic Marquee. In the Horticultural Marquee, there are splendid flower arrangements and displays of a very high standard.
A week of events including water sports, games and entertainment, raising funds to benefit the people of the village of Charlestown. Charlestown is one of Cornwall’s most photogenic villages due to its magnificently authentic Georgian harbour which has been the backdrop to many films and TV series. The weeklong event includes events such as the fun triathlon, raft races, donkey derby, live music and colourful carnival.
This long established rally, known previously as the West of England Steam rally, sees the coming together of almost one hundred full size and miniature steam engines from all over the country. There are stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines.
For three days stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines descend on the showground. Lots of steam engine crews having fun driving around the site and showing what the engines were designed to do.
An annual chance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Cornwall, their friends and families to get together and celebrate diversity. Cornwall Pride began in its current format in 2008 after a group of LGBT people decided to run a public open event for all to enjoy. It soon became clear that there was tremendous support for the organising committee. Since then Cornwall Pride has been become a hugely successful annual event in Truro.
In a celebration of Cornwall and diversity, the day starts with a parade through the streets of Truro with floats and hundreds of people taking part. Always a spectacular sight is one of the UK’s longest rainbow flags as it flows through the streets with music getting everyone dancing. The parade walks to Victoria Gardens where everyone can enjoy entertainment from the bandstand, there are stalls and food and fun to be had by all through to 6pm. The day rounds off with the Pride Party, an evening ticketed event for over 18′s which takes place in a huge marquee on the Piazza at Lemon Quay.
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