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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 including the wonderful Open Gardens scheme with dates throughout the summer

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

November

Tues 5th Nov Tremorvah Playing Fields, Bodmin Road, Truro (opposite Archbishop Benson School, Truro, TR1 1BN) – Firework Display and Bonfire Gates open at 5pm with the fire lit just before 6pm and fireworks set off at 6.45pm. Hot food and refreshments will be on sale and there will be stalls selling snacks, glow-sticks and sparklers. For the latest information in displays in Cornwall see this link https://www.intocornwall.com/special/fireworks.asp

If you’re looking for gifts with a difference, where better to start than Cornwall’s Christmas markets which start this month including:

Pencarrow Christmas Craft Fair Washaway Bodmin PL30 3AG 16th & 17th Nov – a fantastic food hall and the best craft producers in Cornwall. Come and see the house decorated and all ready for Christmas!

Bedruthan Christmas Craft Fair, Mawgan Porth, near Newquay 23rd & 24th Nov – three levels of stalls including contemporary craft, art, ceramics, illustration, homewares, textiles, decor, gifts, fashion, jewellery, accessories and food and drink.

Charlestown Christmas Market – 23rd & 24th Nov

St Austell Torchlight Carnival 16th Nov – a fantastic community event full of lights, music song dance and colour

Truro City of Lights lantern parade and Christmas lights switch on Weds 20th Nov – from 6pm celebrate mid-winter with Truro’s lantern festival, a dazzling procession of willow-stick-and-tissue lanterns through the city streets together with a feast of of music and dance including samba, brass bands and pipes and drums.

Krowji Christmas Open Studios – 29th Nov 5pm-9pm and 30th Nov to 1st Dec Redruth – a great opportunity to meet the range of artists working at the Krowji creative hub and buy artwork, jewellery, textiles or furniture directly from the people that make them. Friday 29th from 5pm to 9pm offers a first chance to buy, plus festive entertainment from local choir the Ingleheart Singers plus a complimentary glass of mulled wine and mince pie. On Sat 30th Nov and Sun 1st Dec the studios will open from 10am to 5pm daily, and the entertainment will continue with pop-up performances from local musicians and an inspiring Christmas choir. Throughout the weekend, Krowji’s artists, makers and designers will be on hand to welcome visitors to their studios, discuss their work, and offer the chance to buy unique Christmas gifts direct from the makers.

December

Rogue Theatre Winter Wood various dates from 7th Dec to 30th Dec Tehidy Park near Camborne – multi-award-winning Rogue Theatre returns to the wilds of Tehidy Woods North Cliffs this December with their enchanting winter celebration Winter Wood (with all new stories). Follow the path deeper into the Winter Wood land of myth, legend and festive magic as Old Man Winter’s world of stories, faeries and winter wonders comes life. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Eden Project Winter Festival St Austell – enjoy a range of festive treats, from meeting Father Christmas and real reindeer, to lantern parades and ice skating at the Eden Project – see Eden’s website for details and times

Fowey Christmas Market 6th to 8th Dec – one of Cornwall’s most well-known Christmas events providing visitors with quality locally produced food and drink and festive gifts. Festive activities and shopping opportunities throughout the town including Christmas Markets on Town Quay, Albert Quay, Webb Street and the Town Hall.

Padstow Christmas Festival – 5th to 8th Dec

The Lost Gardens of Heligan Christmas Fair – 6th to 8th Dec  

The Winter Gift Fayre Truro – 11th to 19th Dec

The Mousehole Cat by Cousin Jack’s Theatre Company Solomon Browne Hall Mousehole 14th to 31st Dec – a magical puppet and live action production of Antonia Barber’s classic children’s story of how this West Cornwall village was saved from desperate famine by the brave actions of fisherman, Tom Bawcock, and his faithful cat, Mowzer. Marvel at Mousehole’s spectacular lights display before your seats to hear this heartwarming tale. Booking advised, last year’s performances sold out.

Treasure Island Miracle Theatre’s Christmas panto Princess Pavillion Falmouth 13th Dec to 5th Jan – kick start the festivities with Miracle Theatre’s Treasure Island. Ideal for all the family. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Heligan by Night: The Art of Illumination various dates from 19th Dec to 4th Jan – step in to ‘Heligan by Night’ and experience the art of illumination as internationally renowned light artist Ulf Pedersen returns for the third year to reveal the night time magic of Heligan’s historic plantings. Journey through an after dark Lost Gardens and delight in the incredible textures, colours and atmosphere created by Pedersen’s thought-provoking sound and light installations to create a dazzling nocturnal immersive experience 19th to 23rd Dec, 27th to 30th Dec and 2nd to 4th Jan Booking required.

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