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What’s on in Cornwall

What’s on in Cornwall


An amazing calendar of Cornish events

Alive with creative events and cultural happenings – Cornwall has something for every day, every weather, everyone, all year round!

We are proud to be ambassadors for the Cornwall 365 project – they have a fantastic event listings website and produce a comprehensive printed guide and blog posts covering everything from upcoming festivals and concerts to village fêtes and touring theatre. Whether you are into live music events, our vibrant theatre scene, museums and heritage or arts and crafts, you can search the Cornwall 365 website by type of event, location or time period – you are sure to find something of interest!

Visit Cornwall’s What’s On calendar, is now searchable by month too. You may also like to take a look at this handy guide to 101 things to do in Cornwall from Travelzoo.

Cornwall Riviera Box Office sell tickets for some of Cornwall’s best events – check out what’s on in the next 4 weeks and buy tickets via the CRBO website.

Don’t forget too that our local Wildlife Trust runs some amazing nature events for beginners and real nature enthusiasts -see their website for Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s forthcoming events

Bosinver’s local pub, the award winning Polgooth Inn (just a short walk away down a leafy lane) also have a pub quiz on a Tuesday night and occasional live music events – see the Polgooth Inn website for details.

The world famous Eden Project is just a short drive from Bosinver and has a multitude of special events on throughout the year – check out the details on the Eden Project website and even closer to Bosinver is the Lost Gardens of Heligan, which also hosts a variety of special events – for details see Heligan’s website.

Some highlights by month

July

Sea Salts and Sails Festival Mousehole 13th to 15th July – a biennial Maritime Festival celebrating the maritime past of this beautiful Cornish fishing village, with visits from traditional craft, rowing and sailing races, activities for children, music, fun and games, traditional craft demonstrations, open artists’ studios and plenty of local fare to eat and drink.

John Brolly: The Lonely Lighthouse Keeper Penlee Park Open Air Theatre, Penzance 15th July – Percy moves to a lighthouse to find peace and quiet away from his noisy knitting obsessed neighbour. But when disaster strikes can either of them save the day?

Charlestown Regatta Week 21st to 27th July – a week of fun including raft races and BBQ, carnival and fireworks based around the town’s Georgian harbour, culminating in the Regatta Rocks! evening of musical entertainment from the Acoustic Angels and others with a Pimm’s Bar, hot food and refreshments on Fri 27th. Tickets for this event available from CRBO box office.

Sticker Country Fayre and Vintage Rally 21st and 22nd July – a Vintage Steam Fayre close to Bosinver in the local village of  Sticker with crafts stalls, a fun dog show, farm animals, live music and comedian Jonny Cowling. A good old fashioned fun day out for all the family.

Squashbox Theatre: The Sea Show Trebah Gardens 27th July – a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret from lovely actor, musician and puppeteer Craig Johnson. Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ mermaid, Ruan the reformed seagull and salty seadog Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous sea-squirts, anemones, limpets, crabs and pilchards. Unmissable fun for children and adults of all ages! Other Squashbox shows through the season include Myths and Monsters (Penlee Park Penzance 29th July and Penrose Estate Helston 31st July), Stones and Bones (Penlee Park 12 Aug), Skillywidden (Penrose Estate 14th Aug) and Curious Creatures (Penlee Park 19th Aug).

August

Kneehigh Theatre Heligan Gardens 2nd August to 22 September – Kneehigh never fail to delight with their innovative performances that win the hearts of children and adults alike. Their purpose built nomadic theatre space the Asylum makes a welcome return this year to the Lost Gardens of Heligan with three shows to choose from: Ubu Karaoke from 2nd to 25th Aug (a roof-raising stark-raving sing-along satire); The Dancing Frog from 7th to 25th Aug (based on the classic children’s book by Quentin Blake); and FUP from 7th to 22nd Sept (a big-hearted, uproarious modern fable about family, love and nature featuring a huge duck), Book ahead! Tickets via the Hall for Cornwall box office.

Falmouth Week 10th to 19th August – the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days along with a lively programme of shore-side events including spectacular fireworks and a display from the awe-inspiring Red Arrows on Tuesday 14th at 6.15pm – travel early for the best views!

Rogue Theatre Tehidy Woods, nr Camborne 17th August to 2nd Sept – immersive outdoor theatre experiences for all the family, this summer’s Rogue productions are Wild (daylight session at 14.30) – a  fast paced,funny and mischevious show mixing some favourite fairy tales including Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty; and Firebird (twilight session at 7.30) – a tale of astonishing and dreadful beauty about fire, forgotten magic and revenge  with live music and breathtaking dance. Highly recommended – book early to avoid disappointment!

September

St Ives September Festival 8th to 22nd September – a two week celebration of music and the arts in West Cornwall including gigs by Seth Lakeman and the Fisherman’s Friends plus guided walks and open studios.

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