Events This Month In Cornwall (April 2019)Twice As Nice
Anna Boghiguian at Tate St Ives
Location- Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1TG
Date- Daily until 8 Feb 2019 to 6 May 2019 11am-11.30am
Description- The first UK retrospective of the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin, Anna Boghiguian
This is the first retrospective in the UK of the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin, Anna Boghiguian. A close observer of the human condition, the artist draws equally on the past and present, poetry and politics, joyfulness and a critique of the modern world.
This immersive exhibition features dramatic large-scale installations of paintings on sailcloth and papier-mache sculptures, alongside more intimate displays of artist books and elements of her own studio.
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.
The exhibition is curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Director, and Marianna Vecellio, Curator, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino with Anne Barlow, Director Tate St Ives.
Young Cornish Artists Exhibition
Location- Back Road West, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1NL
Date- 29 Mar 2019 to 6 Apr 2019
Description- Cornwall’s young artists burst onto the St Ives art scene with the St Ives School of Painting Young Artists exhibition at the historic Penwith Gallery from Friday 29th March to Saturday 6th April. The show will culminate with a closing celebration on Friday 5th April (5.30pm to 7.30pm), where the prize winners in two age categories will be revealed, as voted for by the public.
The exhibition is the result of St Ives School of Painting’s county-wide hunt for Cornwall’s most prodigious young talent, and the response has been overwhelming. More than a hundred 13-18 year-olds applied, and a short list was handpicked by renowned artist and former Director of St Ives School of Painting, Roy Ray.
VOTES WILL BE CAST for the duration of the exhibition at the Penwith Gallery. These votes will decide the winners for Public Favourites in two different age categories and there will also be prizes for ‘Best in Show’ as selected by the School of Painting.
ONLINE VOTES have already started on the Instagram account @porthmeor_youngartists where each piece will be posted on the lead up to the exhibition and collect likes.
All five winners will be revealed at the closing event on Friday 5th April.
Boscastle Walking Week
Location- Boscastle Walking Week, Boscastle, Cornwall, PL35 0HD
Date- 30 Mar 2019 to 5 Apr 2019
Description- Boscastle Walking week, a week of walks with experienced & informed local guides.
What’s it all about?
Boscastle Walking Week is an intimate event run by local people that has grown in popularity over the years. Welcoming new and returning walkers, participants in the organised walks get to explore the beautiful countryside around the village of Boscastle. This year sees an extended range of walks and activities for you to pick and mix from.
This year sees an extended range of walks and activities for you to pick and mix from, with the aim to have something for all ages and abilities.
You could join one of the experienced and informed local guides on a ramble to waterfalls or steep climbs to Cornwall’s highest coastal cliff top, or meander along the country lanes and pathways that would have been familiar to the writer Thomas Hardy, whose life-changing visit to Boscastle produced poetry regarded by many as amongst the finest in the English language.
More information on all the walks and the week’s activities and accommodation can be found on the Chamber of Trade and Commerce website here or from the Visitor Centre on the harbour Tel. 01840 250010
Booking for all walks is essential. Sturdy walking gear and personal insurance is recommended.
Location- St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0HE
Date- 3 Apr 2019 to 12 Apr 2019
Description- Walk Scilly, the annual spring-time walking festival on the Isles of Scilly, keeps on growing with the addition of new, exciting walks for all the family. The full festival programme is available online at the Visit Isles of Scilly website.
Twenty-eight miles off the coast of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly are made for walking. Unspoilt and uncrowded, the archipelago is known for endless white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and exotic flora and fauna. There’s no better way of exploring the islands’amazing scenery, wildlife and cultural heritage than Walk Scilly’s rambles, hikes and strolls, with expert local guides bringing the treasures and hidden gems of each island to life.
For more information, go to www.visitislesofscilly.com/walkscilly
Outlining the South West
Location- The Parade, Mousehole, Penzance TR19 6PR
Date- 5 Apr 2019 to 30 Jun 2019
Description- 630 miles of the South West Coast through the eyes of an artist
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. The exhibition previews on Thursday 4 April and will be open to the public until 30 June. All pieces will be for sale, ranging in price from £250 – £2000.
The artworks include a pictorial record of Anita’s marathon walk along the 630 mile South West Coast Path which sinews its way around the bays and inlets of Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. During the walk she produced a set of 56 daily prints, each capturing a different aspect of the journey, from broad landscapes to the intimate detail of birds and trees. Alongside a selection of these daily prints are more recent works from her winter residency in West Penwith and on the Isles of Scilly.
Cornwall Spring Flower Show
Location- Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7JE
Date- 6 Apr 2019 to 7 Apr 2019
Description- Named by The Sunday Telegraph as one of the best flower shows to visit in the UK
Planning for the CGS Spring Flower Show 2019 is well underway and here’s just a taster of what you can look forward to:
Held in the exhibition halls and adjacent show ring at Wadebridge, Cornwall, this amazing venue is tailor-made for delivering prestigious county events just like ours.
The finest local food producers will provide food and drinks for everyone to enjoy in a dedicated marquee with ample seating to enjoy a welcome cup of tea or coffee.
Visitors to the show will be able to browse the wide range of horticultural trade stands for shopping. The majority of the nurseries are from Cornwall and the South-West, complemented by prestigious and specialist nurseries from elsewhere in the UK.
There are not many places where a gardener can go to get such a fantastic offering. We will have traders of all sorts of garden related items, including plants and shrubs from a variety of specialist nurseries and garden centres.
There should be something for everyone who is looking for that very necessary item for their garden and gardening inspiration.
Added to this we will have the wonderful Artisan Centre which has been so popular in recent years.
We look forward to welcoming you to the largest horticultural show in the country outside London on 6 and 7 April 2019, at our own “Chelsea of the West”. And hope you will keep an eye on our website (http://cornwallgardensociety.org.uk/) for more information nearer the time.
Easter at Eden
Location- Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG
Date- 6 Apr 2019 to 25 Apr 2019
Description- Head to Eden this Easter holidays for a fun-packed day out in Cornwall, at our farm-themed Easter event, including a giant scramble course and special chocolate treats.
It’s spring time at Eden and we’ve got lots of new indoor and outdoor games and activities for the whole family to try out at our farm-themed Easter event. Join the Eden Farmers to help round up their animals, and learn what makes crops grow. Play a-mooo-sing games and eggciting activities. Collect stamps to fill up your card and eggschange them for cracking prizes!
9.30am – 6pm
Free with Eden admission / Locals’ Pass / Membership
Easter at Healeys
Location- Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9LW
Date- 6 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019
Description- Golden egg hunt, friendly farm animals & special edition afternoon teas. Make it a day out at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm this Easter.
With free parking and free entry, a fun family day awaits…
Families can join in on an egg-citing farm adventure with Healeys Golden Egg Hunt running everyday throughout the holidays from 6-22 April. Collect a map from our visitor centre to guide you around the farm. Hunt down the egg-shaped signs containing a letter hidden in different nooks and crannies. From our cobbled courtyard to animal walkway, families can find all the letters that will create a clue as to where the Golden Egg is hiding. Find the egg to claim a treat. Meet friendly farm animals along the way, including rabbits, goats, horses and pigs. Dogs are welcome to join the family fun on a lead.
After exploring the farm, enjoy a special edition Easter Afternoon Tea. Available for a limited time only, a sharing afternoon tea has been created for families and friends to experience together in The Mowhay Tea Rooms. Tuck into tiers of sweet and savoury treats inspired by Healeys own animals on the farm. Their famous homemade scones with lashings of Cornish clotted cream and Healeys jam feature in all our afternoon teas.
Golden Egg Challange at Paradise Park
Location- 16 Trelissick Rd, Hayle, TR27 4HB
Date- 6 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019
Description- This Easter, our magnificent Golden Eagle ‘Talis’ is joining the ‘Eagles of Paradise’ flying display.
To celebrate her and all things golden you need to seek out the golden egg then claim your mini chocolate egg reward.
A great time to catch up with all your favourite birds and animals. You might even spot some dinosaur eggs!
Kids and adults can burn off energy in the fantastic JungleBarn indoor play centre, awesome giant slides, suspended rope bridge, fireman’s pole, spinning discs, multi-level soft play with lots of climbing and sliding, plus, a toddler’s zone with ball fountain.
Sterts Spring 2019
Location- Upton Cross, nr Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 5AZ
Date- 6 Apr 2019 to 1 Jun 2019
Description- A new season at Sterts, the theatre on Bodmin Moor!
In Cabaret – Warwick & Davey
Sat 6th April 7.30 pm Tickets £10 Sterts Studio
Come and enjoy a taste of Musical Theatre, a burst of ballad, a sprinkling of comedy and the inevitable moment of schmaltz. We look forward to welcoming familiar faces and new friends alike
Taming of the Brew – Sterts’ Own Beer Festival !
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.
Sat 11 |May 7.30 pm Tickets £10
Come and join Sterts Singers for a spring showcasse 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(https://www.bodminmoorpoetryfestival.com/ )
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!
www.sterts.co.uk Tel : 01579 362382
Location- St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0EF
Date- 7 Apr 2019 to 21 Apr 2019
Description- Take a walk on the wild side and join Great Scott! Adventures Outdoors for a rummage in the rockpools during our 2019 Rockpool Explorer season. Discover and meet the weird and wonderful creatures that live just off the causeway. Learn amazing things about their lives and find out who is dinner and who is diner!
Rockpool Explorer is suitable for all ages and children must be accompanied. There’s no need to book, just drop in at the start time. Meet at the Great Scott! flag near the start of the causeway leading from St Michael’s Mount. Please wear rock pooling shoes or old trainers as the rocks are very slippery in crocs or flip flops. We don’t use nets but feel free to bring your buckets and sense of adventure!
Dates as follows..
Sunday 7 April, 11.00 – 13.00
Tuesday 9 April, 13.00 – 15.00
Thursday 18 April, 10.00 – 12.00
Sunday 21 April, 11.00 – 13.00
Curious Easter Hunt at The Mount
Location- St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0EF
Date- 7 Apr 2019 to 22 Apr 2019
Description- Easter Trail Extraordinaire
Curiouser and curiouser – follow the trail around the harbour and village, and learn about the people who have visited, and the people that have called the Mount home, as you seek the answers to receive a reward.
WHEN: Sunday 7 April – Monday 22 April 2019
(please note we are closed on Saturdays)
Unique Easter Grotto & FREE Choc Eggs!
Location-The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, Devon, EX39 5RY
Date- 11 Apr 2019 to 24 Apr 2019
Description- From Thursday 11th April to Weds 24th April 2019 we’ve a feast of chocolatey Easter fun laid on for you!
Journey down the rabbit hole to our unique Easter Grotto to collect your egg direct from the Easter Bunny and take part in the eggciting Easter Treasure Hunt with fantastic prizes up for grabs…
Ever wondered where the Easter Bunny’s magic is made? You’re invited to Easter Bunny HQ this holiday to meet the friendly Eggsperts who control the production of the entire world’s chocolate eggs. Venture past their crazy control panel, creep down the bunny-themed secret passage and into the Easter Bunny’s front room, where all those aged 1-12 will meet the Bunny and receive a FREE chocolate egg. Kids will love this memorable and unique Easter experience and each will receive their own chocolate egg direct from the Easter Bunny.
Remember also to pick up a VIP super saver ticket whilst you’re here, which will let you get in for £7.95/£3.50 per person for the rest of the season. Super saver tickets are available in the shop on your way out.
St Endellion Easter Music Festival
Location-St Endellion Easter Music Festival, Collegiate Church of St Endelienta, St Endellion, Port Isaac, Cornwall, PL29 3TT
Date- 13 Apr 2019 to 21 Apr 2019
Description- This festival presents concerts of classical music – choral and orchestral – over nine days whose intensity in the intimate setting of St Endellion Church is a musical experience not to be missed.
The programme of music takes place in the 15th century Collegiate Church of St. Endelienta, St. Endellion, North Cornwall.
The next St Endellion Easter Festival will take place from 13th to 21st April 2019. We are pleased to announce that David Watkin, Professor of Strings at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and Gramophone Award winner for his definitive recording of the Bach Cello Suites, has agreed to return as Guest Music Director of the 2019 Festival.
A major highlight of the 2019 Festival will be a specially commissioned St Mark’s Passion by Oli Tarney, long standing member of the Easter Festival with a fast developing reputation as a composer. This new work will be performed on Good Friday along with Bach’s Cantata No 4 and Haydn’s 26th Symphony. The final weekend of the Festival will feature two performances of Mozart’s C Minor Mass, conducted by David Watkin, and Shostakovich’s 9th Symphony, conducted by Adam Hickox. The other full orchestral and choral concert of the Festival will be on Wednesday 17th April and will include orchestral concerti by Handel and Zelenka, MacMillan’s Misere, Howell’s Elegy for viola and strings, and Dvorak’s String Serenade. Andrew Watkinson, leader of the Endellion Quartet, returns to the Easter Festival to direct the Howell and the Dvorak, with David Watkin conducting the rest of this programme.
The Festival will also feature two chamber concerts, one, the opening concert on Palm Sunday, will include a Bach cello suite and Beethoven’s Archduke Trio, the other will see performances of Mendelssohn’s String Octet and Mozart’s Grand Partita for 13 wind instruments. There will be two late night concerts, one a Beethoven piano recital by Viv McClean, the other a jazz and folk concert based around negro spirituals. The concert line-up is completed by a baroque lunchtime concert at St Kew. As always, there will be two sung church services, Thoughts for the Day on each weekday morning at 9am; and a Come and Sing on Saturday 13th April, conducted by Lucy Goddard. Our line-up of soloists will include Tim Dickinson, Chris Hill, Katy Hill, Viv McClean, Ben Rogerson, Katy Thomson, Andrew Watkinson, Shuna Wilson.
Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening
Location- Tregothnan, Tresillian, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4AJ
Date- 13 Apr 2019 to 14 Apr 2019
Description-The UK’s largest charity garden opening is taking place at Tregothnan this spring.
Tregothnan will open its usually private gates to the largest garden in Cornwall. Open for one weekend on the 13th and 14th April 2019, visitors can experience Tregothnan’s unequalled diversity of trees, historic, botanical and rare collections, sweeping vistas and peaceful secluded groves on the banks of the beautiful river Fal.
You can choose either day to attend and we are running a ticketless system. When paying for tickets online, a confirmation email will be sent to you electronically. Please print a copy and bring with you to the garden to gain admission. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANYTHING BY POST.
Get lost in ancient Camellias, mountainous Magnolias and the biggest Rhododendrons in the world with 40 foot crescendos of full flower. The sheer scale of the garden, over 100 acres, means that there will be plenty of peace.
Also available will be Cornish cream teas with Tregothnan tea and Kea plum jam, Salcombe Dairy ice creams, estate-reared meat cooked on a barbecue over Tregothnan charcoal, and delicious homemade lunches. Musical entertainment are sure to keep visitors entertained throughout the weekend.
Children aged 16 and under go free, encouraging families to enjoy the adventure of Cornwall’s finest garden. Open from 10am – 5pm, with the last entry to the garden at 4pm. Dogs on leads welcome.
All the proceeds go to charity and our main charity for 2019 year is iSightcornwall – the first centre of resource for all in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who are affected by sight loss, whatever their age, circumstance or condition.
Meet Star Wars Characters at The Milky Way
Location-The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, Devon, EX39 5RY
Date- 20 Apr 2019
Description-Meet Star Wars Characters at The Milky Way
Star Wars fans will be excited to hear that Storm Troopers and other characters from the legendary films are coming to The Milky Way Adventure Park over the Easter holidays. On Saturday 20th April 2019 you’ll be able to meet and take pictures with characters from the films as they patrol the park throughout the day.
This is all thanks to the The UK Garrison and The Rebel Legion UK, the world’s largest and most accurate Star Wars costume character club and The Rebel Legion UK. These groups are all volunteers who donate 100% of their appearance fees to charity.
What’s more any children in Star Wars fancy dress will gain 1/2 price entry on the day. There will also be a children’s Star Wars fancy dress competition, with a prize of a free family pass for the best dressed!
Please note: to qualify for 1/2 price entry children must be dressed as a Star Wars character i.e a star wars t-shirt will not be enough!
The best news is that all of the extra fun is included in the normal entry price and you can look forward to all of the usual attractions on offer at North Devon’s mutli award winning day out with rides, slides, shows and activities designed to entertain the whole family.
Whilst you’re here don’t forget to grab yourself a VIP super saver ticket that will get you in for £7.95 per person all season, £3.50 for children aged 1-2 years. Super saver tickets are available in the shop on your way out, so don’t forget to pick one up.
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 signer, 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.
Porthleven Food Festival
Location- Porthleven Food Festival, Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 9JA
Date- 26 Apr 2019 to 28 Apr 2019
Description- What’s it all about?
The Festival is a three-day feast of food, drink and music held in and around the historic harbour of Porthleven. As a well-established event on the festival calendar, the Festival brings around 40,000 people together in and around the stunning harbour port of Porthleven with national and international chef’s theatre, food stalls, street food, music day and night and entertainment for all.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Porthleven Food Festival which will take place over three days from Friday 26th- Sunday 28thApril.
Daytime festival music and entertainment remains free-of-charge including:the Chefs’ Theatre Children and Family area including workshops and circus skills and shows, the Lime Kiln Stage, the Literary Tent and entry to all food markets, demos and areas. As always, visitors only need tickets for the evening music events and this year’s Sunday evening Shipyard Session will be a celebration of local talent with all-Porthleven musicians playing.
Sunday’s line-up features local garage band Ola Loco, perennial punk-surf favourites Half Kut, the emotional pop synths of Rosie Crow and the irresistible 80s get up and go of Go Go Skank.
A limited number of Earlybird Gourmet tickets are now on sale at £35 (£19.50 for children aged 12-18 – under 12s go free). Gourmet tickets allow access to all the weekend’s stages and events and include a bridge pass to cross the harbour and priority seating in the Chef’s Theatre. Once they are sold out the price will increase to £39 online and then £45 on the door.
Individual evening tickets for Sunday are priced at £7.50 for Sunday and this includes a £1 donation to a local charity. There will also be a chance for locals to buy Sunday tickets at a reduced rate in Porthleven prior to the event. Friday tickets are £15 and Saturday £14 and all tickets are half price for children aged 12-18 (under 12s go free).
Camping and glamping tickets are also on sale to stay throughout the Festival.
Camborne Trevithick Day
Location- Camborne, TR14 8BB
Date-27 Apr 2019
Description-Camborne Trevithick Day is a community led street festival of free entertainment.
The day, always held on the last Saturday of April, celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.
There is a diverse mix of street entertainment, with roaming entertainers, and covered stages hosting music for all tastes – from traditional to modern, brass to rock bands, plus local choirs. Highlights are the morning children’s ‘Bal-Maidens and Miners Dance’; and in the afternoon ‘Trevithick’s Dance’(adults) followed later by ‘The Steam Parade’, which is probably the largest array of steam engines in the world that proceeds through an urban environment. The Steam Engines are on display throughout the day, as are vintage vehicles, and stationary engines. Streets are lined with stalls, and a fairground operates in the Town’s central car park. Indoors there are hospitality events, exhibitions, and a flower festival.
All the main streets of Camborne are closed to traffic for the event, but a park & ride facility, signed from theA30, with a capacity for a thousand vehicles, is available (£5 including a programme)