Events this Month in Cornwall (May 2019)

Anna Boghiguian at Tate St Ives

Location- Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, Porthmeor Beach, TR26 1TG

Date- 8 Feb 2019 to 6 May 2019

Description- The first UK retrospective of the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin, Anna Boghiguian. For this exhibition, Anna Boghiguian has created a new work inspired by the industrial history of Cornwall; featuring characters, processes and materials drawn from the mining and fishing industries.

Outlining the South West

OUTLINING THE SOUTH WEST, Old Coastguard Hotel Visit Cornwall 2019

Location- West Cornwall > Mousehole

Date- 5 Apr 2019 to 30 Jun 2019

Description- 630 miles of the South West Coast through the eyes of an artist. The artworks include a pictorial record of Anita’s marathon walk along the 630 mile South West Coast Path. The prints and paintings of Devon based artist, Anita Reynolds, are the subject of EATDRINKSLEEP’s upcoming Spring Exhibition at their small coastal hotel in Mousehole, The Old Coastguard.

Sterts Spring 2019

Location- Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Liskeard

Date- 6 Apr 2019 to 1 Jun 2019

Description- A new season at Sterts, the theatre on Bodmin Moor! Cabaret, poetry, singing, brass, theatre and beer!

Sat 4th May 12-11 pm

This year Sterts are hosting their very own beer festival!! The Country Men will be providing excellent live music.

Sterts Singers

Sat 11 |May 7.30 pm Tickets £10

Come and join Sterts Singers for a spring showcase of music and entertainment including previews of Sterts In House Summer Shows.

Sat 25th May 9.30 am Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival More Info here

Rock Meets Brass Tickets

Sun 26 May 5.00 pm Tickets Full £12/Child £6

East Cornwall’s premier Brass Band, St Pinnock are very proud to present an evening of Rock and Brass with their very special guest, Rock Choir Cornwall.

Aladdin Jnr – Sterts Junior Theatre Company

Wed 29th, Thurs 30th, Fri 31st May 7.00 pm Sat 1st June 2.00 pm Tickets Full £8/Child £6

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway and West End show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story opens up “a whole new world” for Sterts’ young performers!

Further details can be found on the Sterts Theatre website or by ringing our Box Office.

www.sterts.co.uk Tel : 01579 362382

Roseland Festival

Roseland Festival 2019

Location- The Roseland, St Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5AG

Date- 23 Apr 2019 to 4 May 2019

Description- Folk, jazz and choirs, history and art, films and photography, , walks and talks – they are all going into the melting pot of the Roseland Festival.

Edwina Hayes, one of our guest artists, is an outstanding folk singer, song writer and raconteur. Geoff Lakeman, the West Country folk singer, will be our opening event, Orpheus, a brazilian influences jazz band will perform over the middle weekend and Kit Hill Billies, returning after a resounding success last year will be our closing the event. Tresillian Ladies Choir, joined this year Cornish Connection barber’s shop quartet a male chorus who sing acapella. The FalRiver Company are kindly supplying a boat for our history and bird watching sail along the Fal.

Dan Sefton, script writer of “the Good Karma Hospital” and “Trust Me” among other dramas, will be giving a talk about his work and for young people there will be a drama workshop. Authors. Patrick Gale and Robert Goddard will both have sessions.

There are pottery and candle making workshops. Robin Mason, the artist will be holding a demo.talk alongside a weekend exhibition at the Harbour Gallery. Two classic Films will be shown and a wine and Spirit tasting events. We have a churches tour and a walk around historic St Mawes, talks on Tate St Ives and the Roseland in WW2. These and other events will provide an entertaining and interesting programme.

Tickets can be booked through our website or through the Cornish Riviera Booking Office.The Festival has a scheme by which anyone can become a “Friend”. For a small fee of (£10) a Friend has priority booking . To take advantage of the scheme contact [email protected], or via the website www.roselandfestival.com.

 

Padstow May Day

Padstow May Day, Obby Oss, Cornwall

Date- 1 May 2019

Location- North Coast > Padstow

Description- The biggest day in Padstow’s calendar. It’s not unusual for 30,000 people to flock into this little town on the day when Padstonians from all over the world return to their roots. Overnight the locals decorate 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.

 

Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival

Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival

Date- 2 May 2019 to 6 May 2019

Location- Cornwall

From across the globe, male choirs of all ages from boys to senior citizens descend on Cornwall for the 2019 International Male Choral Festival, for what is now the largest event of its kind in the World. More than 50 concerts and celebrations in 40 venues across the county running from May 2nd– May 6th 2019 will take place. Check this website for locations and tickets https://www.cimcf.uk/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=visitcornwall.com&utm_campaign=listing

The Masked Ball

Date- 3 May 2019 to 5 May 2019

Location- Porthleven, Cornwall

Description- The Masked Ball is a spectacular themed event in Cornwall, staged by a group of friends who just love

throwing parties. The three-day spring ball on a cliff takes place on the cliffs at Beacon Crag, Porthleven and is a real launchpad to the Festival season.

St Agnes Bolster Festival

St Agnes Bolster Festival, What's on, Cornwall

Date- 4 May 2019 to 6 May 2019

Location- Churchtown, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0QW

Description- A celebration of Cornish music and art featuring life size puppets, a drum band and a 28ft giant effigy re-enacting the famous Cornish legend of the giant called Bolster. A great day out for all the family.

Paradise Park’s Red Squirrel Rambles

Date- 4 May 2019 to 6 May 2019

Location- 16 Trelissick Road, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HB

Description- Over the Bank Holiday Weekend, See the Red Squirrels at Paradise Park, learn about what makes them unique, who shares their habitat and the Park’s role in breeding them for reintroduction into the wild.

 

Polkerris Beach Swim-SUP-Run Triathlon

Date- 4 May 2019

Location- Polkerris Beach, Cornwall, PL24 2TL

Description- Back for its second year is the Polkerris Beach alternative Swim/SUP/Run Triathlon. The traditional bike leg is replaced with a Stand Up Paddle board. On the same day as the we are hosting a single 5km paddle board race alongside the triathlon.

 

 

Helston Flora Day

Helston Flora Day, Cornwall

Date- 8 May 2019

Location- Helston Flora Day, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8ER

Description- The famous Flora Day celebration is believed to be pre-Christian and at one time during the Victorian era was banned as being “a drunken revelry.” Dancing begins at 7am. A great family day out.

 

St Ives Food and Drink Festival

St Ives Food and Drink Festival 2019 Visit Cornwall What's On

Date- 10 May 2019 to 12 May 2019

Location- Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2DS

Description- A celebration and gathering of some of the finest food & drink producers and chefs in Cornwall which will take place in St Ives on Porthminster Beach – believed to be the UK’s only beach food and drink festival.

 

Fowey Festival: Music Events

Fowey Festival, Seth Lakeman 2019

Date- 10 May 2019 to 16 May 2019

Location- The du Maurier Festival Society, 74 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BQ

Description- This years Fowey Festival includes concerts by two of the south west’s finest folk acts, kicking off with Seth Lakeman on the 10th followed by Show of Hands on the 16th.

The du Maurier Festival Society

 

Fowey Festival of Art & Literature

What's on in Cornwall, Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature, Cornwall

Date- 10 May 2019 to 18 May 2019

Location- The du Maurier Festival Society, 74 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BQ

Description- Exciting programme includes talks, interviews, creative and practical workshops, exhibitions, presentations, theatre, musical concerts, an Art trail, guided walks and river cruises to enjoy, inform, challenge and inspire the imagination.

 

Eden Classic Sportive

Eden Classic cycle ride, Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall

Date- 12 May 2019

Location-Eden Classic Cycle Ride, Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

Description- Our mass participation cycling event is back for its fifth year! Challenge yourself with the short, mid or long distance courses through spectacular coastal scenery.

 

 

Bude & Stratton Folk Festival

Bude & Stratton Folk Festival, Bude, Cornwall, What's on

Date- 24 May 2019 to 27 May 2019

Location- Bude & Stratton Folk Festival, The Falcon Hotel and various venues in Bude, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8SD

Description- The Folk Festival is a friendly mix of folk concerts, workshops and themed events held annually on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. It features dance displays, music and song all based in and around the North Cornwall coastal town of Bude.

 

Fal River Festival 2019

Fal River Festival, What's On, Visit Cornwall, 2018

Date- 24 May 2019 to 2 Jun 2019

Location- Fal River Festival, Falmouth, and surrounding, areas, Cornwall

Description- This fantastic 10 day celebration offers something for everyone, with over 100 events showcasing creative talent from the worlds of art, music, food, theatre, film, adventure & more.

 

Huguette Caland at Tate St Ives

Date- 24 May 2019 to 1 Sep 2019

Location- Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1TG

Description- Shifting between figuration and abstraction, large, colourful canvases and detailed drawings from the 1970s and 1980s will explore the delicate balance between the suggestive and the explicit that Huguette Caland created in her work.

 

Open Studios Cornwall 2019

Open Studios Cornwall, Art & Culture, Sandy Horton Glass

Date- 25 May 2019 to 2 Jun 2019

Location-Cornwall Open Studios, Creative Skills, Krowji, Cornwall, TR1 1EA

Description- Artists and craftspeople all over Cornwall throw open the doors to their studios for a week at the beginning of the summer.

Dick V Dom at the Eden Project

Date- 25 May 2019 to 1 Jun 2019

Location- The Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

Description- BOGIES!!!! Don’t miss our very exciting May half-term programme, when the wonderful Dick and Dom take up residency at Eden!

 

Bug and Butterfly Quest at Paradise Park

Bug and Butterfly Quest at Paradise Park, Visit Cornwall, what's on

Date- 25 May 2019 to 2 Jun 2019

Location- 16 Trelissick Road, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HB

Description- A fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search out the questions around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects in our Whitsun ‘Bug & Butterfly Quest’.

Garden Magic on the Mount

Date- 27 May 2019 to 31 May 2019

Location- St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0EF

Description- During May Half Term celebrate the colours that spring brings to the Mount’s unique garden. The garden lawn will become a hub of crafty activity as we take inspiration from the colours and patterns of the plants and flowers in the Mount garden.

Great Estate Festival

Great Estate Festival 2018, Cornwall

Date- 31 May 2019 to 2 Jun 2019

Location- Scorrier House, Scorrier, Redruth, TR16 5AU

Description- Great Estate Garden Fete, held within the prestigious and mystical grounds of Scorrier House, minutes away from the beautiful Cornish coastline, you can be sure to expect the unexpected… Get your tickets now!

Stomp and Twang Festival

Date- 31 May 2019 to 2 Jun 2019

Location- South Coast > Falmouth

Description- Sadly this event has been cancelled

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