St Piran Parade and Community Play at Perranporth
St Piran Play, starting at Piran Point, Perran Sands, TR6 0AQ. Gather at 1.30pm for 2pm for procession across the dunes.
Processional play through Gear sand dunes to the sites of the oratory and mediaeval church. Grand procession to the Oratory where the audience will be invited to sing along with invited choirs.
The Grand Bard will greet you at the oratory with good news about its future.
After, please join us in Sand Bay bar/restaurant where The Two Bards will entertain with music and wit.
The Cornish Embassy will be present after the procession outside Surf Bay, Perran Sands to issue and stamp your Cornish passport. The sculptors of the Giant St Piran statue will be there to tell you about the 'Giant's Crossing'
Free parking near the start in Haven Holiday Park car park.
Held on the nearest Sunday to St Piran's Day, March 5th, the play produced by the St Piran Trust, takes place in Perranporth, where according to legend the revered saint was washed up on millstone from Ireland in the 5th century AD.
Crossing the dunes to St Piran's Cross, hundreds of people gather, generally dressed in black, white and gold, the colours of Cornwall, carrying the Cornish Flag.
Take part in this celebration of Cornwall’s distinct identity by joining the spectators who walk over the dunes and watch the play acted out in three parts.
Dozens of actors and musicians portray the stages of St Piran’s life from his birth in Ireland, his arrival in Cornwall, his miraculous discovery of tin and his Christian ministry in Kernow.
All welcome. Please wear black, white and gold if possible and bring with you a St Piran flag or any flag representing a Celtic nation.
Perranporth Sea Songs and Shanty Festival
Friday April 20th
SHOUT SESSIONS – Seiners Arms 7:30pm
Perraners / Rum and Shrub / Thorn and Roses/ Coastal Belles
The Tywarnhayle Inn 8pm
Bamaluz Bootleggers / Falmouth Shout / Falmouth Fish Collective
Saturday April 21st
SHOUT at lunchtime
Bolingey Inn – 2pm
Flash Jack / Thraw’d together.
Tywarnhayle Inn - 2.30pm
The Little Shout (Singing Schools Project)
Memorial Hall Concert - 7.30pm
Kimbers Men / Longest Johns
Tywarnhayle Inn 9pm
Sunday April 22nd
SHOUT on the beach.
The Wateringhole 1pm
Back Beach Boyz / Flash Jack / Figurehead / Press Gang / Stamp & Go
Supporting the Shipwrecked Mariners Society
Perranporth Shout is sponsored by Skinners