events on into Cornwall Guide, March 2013
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Annual Events in St Austell
World Pasty Championships, Every February or March
Celebrating the Cornish Pasty. Registrations are pouring in for the World Pasty Championships. Enter now or come along for a day filled with music, demonstrations, storytelling and tastings. http://www.edenproject.com/world-pasty-championships
Entry price: £10 per category, or £5 for the junior categories (includes entry to Eden for competitor plus one guest)
The general public can visit the Championships and take part in the activities as part of the normal Eden admission price.
As the Eden Project is based in Cornwall, our World Pasty Championships will celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties. From the Americas to Australia, pasties derived from recipes passed down by Cornish emigrants over centuries are eaten and enjoyed by many millions of people. We invite entries from around the world to our Championships.
There are eight categories in all, with the opportunity to enter a traditional Cornish pasty or an alternative savoury pasty:
Cornish Pasty – Professional
Cornish Pasty – Amateur
Cornish Pasty Junior (15 and under)
Open Savoury – Company
Open Savoury - Professional
Open Savoury – Amateur
Open Savoury - Junior (15 and under)
Cornish Pasty – Company
Eden Project, near St Austell, Cornwall.
Tel: 01726 811972 or click through to Eden website.
West of England Bandsmen's Festival, Every June
Silver bands, brass bands and youth bands descend on the village of Bugle in the heart of Cornwall’s clay mining area to compete for the festival’s prestigious awards.
March to commence at 9.30am
Contest to commence at 10am
Adjudicator- Phillip Harper
Molinnis Park, Bugle, Cornwall
West of England Bandsmen's Festival website
St Austell Torchlight Carnival 2014, Every November in St Austell
St Austell comes alive for the celebrations with a whole day of entertainment throughout the town, with live bands, stalls, music and dance and as it gets darker, the tremendous spectacle of the Torchlight Carnival parades through the town.
Events during the day with procession in the evening from 6pm. Carnival entries assemble for judging from 4.30 pm at John Keay House and the procession moves off at 6pm, making its way down through the town to the One Stop Shop for presentation of prizes. The carnival attracts over 1000 people to join in the procession and continues to get be bigger, brighter and better every year. Spectacular lanterns, samba bands and colourful floats make this a day to remember.
Now in it's 6th year, St. Austell Torchlight Carnival marks the beginning of winter, a one day celebration in the china clay capital of Cornwall.
Our Torchlight Carnival daytime events kick off at 10.00 am in White River Place with a full day of dancers/choirs and live bands and the usual array of traders/charity stalls and childrens' rides.
The line up for Saturday 15th November:
10.00 – 10.20 am - Benji
10.30 – 10.50 am – 4 Real Dance
11.00 – 11.20 am – Melodees & Harmonix
11.30 – 11.50 am – Champagne Ladies Choir
11.50 – 12.00 noon – The Amazing Rocco
12.00 – 12.20 pm – In Tune
12.30 - 12.50 pm – Doubletrees Singing & Signing
13.00 – 13.20 pm – Re:Choired
13.30 – 14.00 – Lucy Anna
14.10 – 14.40 - Harry Collier
14.50 – 15.20 – Ben Sutcliffe
15.20 – 15.50 – Big Beat Junk Band
15.50 – 16.30 – Lost In Space
17.00 – 18.00 – The Bell Jars
18.00 Town Centre Entertainment ends
18.00 Carnival Procession leavesJohn Keay House
Torchlight Carnival Committee is also pleased to provide entertainment in St. Austell Market House on the day:
10.45 – 11.15 – Benji
11.20 – 11.50 – Anne Marie Phillips sings in Cornish and English
12.00 – 12.30– Jumping Out Jazz
12.40– 13.00 – Champagne Ladies Choir
13.10 – 13.40 – In Tune
13.50 – 14.00 pm – The Amazing Rocco
Plus an extra dance performance by 4 Real Dance 11.30 - 11.50 outside Tengo in Fore St.
CARNIVAL PROCESSION LEAVES JOHN KEAY HOUSE AT 6PM
Carnival entries assemble for judging from 4.30 pm at John Keay House and the procession moves off at 6pm, making its way down through the town to the One Stop Shop for presentation of prizes. The carnival attracts over 1000 people to join in the procession and continues to be bigger, brighter and better every year. Spectacular lanterns, samba bands and colourful floats make this a party to remember.
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