What's on in Cornwall

Events in February 2020

JollyRoger on Tour

Date: 1 Nov to 30 May / Time: Please see below

Hailing from the pirate haven of Penzance, this fun, young, pirate-folk band have hung up their cutlasses, exchanged their galleon for a land ship (named Hubert Cumberdale) and taken to a life of music. Formed in 2019, JollyRoger are already taking the south-west by storm and gigging port, bow and starboard.

February 2020

14th One Year Party - limited tickets available

La Sirena
12 Bread St, TR18 2EQ Penzance, Cornwall


Party like pirate with JollyRoger as they celebrate their first year together in foot-stomping fashion.

Kicking off the night will be the talented Draper (local acoustic guitarist & singer), followed by a set from JollyRoger & then a jukebox disco where you can pick what songs are played! There will be a pirate fancy dress competition and some fantastic prizes too.

It's the place to take your date on Valentines day, meet a valentine, or party as a single pirate!

Inspired and influenced by the vocals of 'The Pogues' crossed with 'Fisherman's Friends', the energy of the 'Dropkick Murphys' and the comedy of 'Tenacious D', it's hard to categorise JollyRoger! They take pride in their performances, demand audience immersion and are ‘bound to get your toes tapping’.

‘If you don’t like sea shanties, songs about drinking rum and shouting used as backing vocals then this probably isn’t for you but if you do have a sense of fun then jump on in, the water’s lovely’ -Listen with Monger - Reviewing EP ‘Everyday Pirate’-

Hailing from the pirate haven of Penzance, this fun, upbeat, pirate-folk band have hung up their cutlasses, exchanged their galleon for a land ship (named Hubert Cumberdale) and taken to a life of music.

‘Great live band, high energy, fun & professional - if you’re looking for a band that will get the crowd jumping, here they are!!’ -West Kernow Sounds - Podcast with Craig-

Formed recently in 2019, JollyRoger are already taking the south-west by storm and gigging port, bow and starboard. Soon getting booked for the likes of Boardmasters Festival and performing on BBC RADIO CORNWALL and TCR RADIO.

JollyRoger comprises of brother & sister, Jae Dennis (guitar/ ukelele/ harmonica) & Samantha Hannah (mandolin/guitar) plus Kynan Sandles on the lesser-seen acoustic bass guitar. These guys are family and their connection on stage adds that little extra to their music and performances as they naturally use the audience and foot stomping as their percussion.

'Sensational' - TCR RADIO-

When all three sing together, they provide a ‘whistle wetting romp full of three part harmonies’. With a mixture of upbeat folk music, some original pirate material and some good old fashioned sea shanties, there’s something for everyone; they are bound to warm your cockles!

Limited tickets available - only £4.95 online - order now

May 2020

30th JollyRoger at South West Paddlefest
Sat 1pm

Visit the JollyRoger website and Facebook


A Sharp Pencil - Exhibition

Date: 25 Jan to 21 Mar / Time: Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

A Sharp Pencil
25 Jan 2020 - 21 Mar 2020

The super sharp pencil used by Falmouth-based artist Patrick Woodroffe is the inspiration behind this celebration of all forms of drawing. Patrick's highly detailed drawings will be displayed alongside those by his friend, Peter Markey, who shared Patrick's quirky sense of humour but developed his own distinctive drawing style. These works will be displayed alongside pencil masterpieces drawn from Falmouth's collection and loans by contemporary artists.

Free entry.

Falmouth Art Gallery
Municipal Buildings
The Moor, Falmouth
TR11 2RT
  more info...


North Helford River Beach Cleans

Date: 9 Feb to 15 Nov / Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Soak in fantastic views and fresh air whilst helping to keep our beautiful beaches along the Helford River clean.

Booking not needed Free event

Near Glendurgan Garden

We meet seasonally at weekends to carry out beach cleans in the North Helford countryside.

Gloves, bags and litter-pickers are provided.

All you need to bring is your enthusiasm to help for a couple of hours. We end our beach cleans with a hot/cold drink in the Fish Cellar in Durgan village.

All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meet at Bosveal National Trust Car Park, nr Mawnan Smith, TR11 5JR (SW774277)

Please wear robust outdoor clothing and stout shoes.

Accessibility is limited with stony paths, soft sand and shingle.

9 February 2020 10:30 - 12:30
19 April 2020 10:00 - 12:00
20 June 2020 10:30 - 12:30
20 September 2020 13:00 - 15:00
15 November 2020 10:00 - 12:00

Email: glendurgan@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone: 01326 252020

more info...


Love Your Beach Week

Date: 14 to 21 Feb / Time: Please see below

Looe Marine Conservation Group, Friday 14th Feb, Millendreath Beach, 11am

Newquay Marine Group, Friday 14th Feb, Porth Beach, 12.30pm

Cornish Seal Sanctuary (OFFICIAL), Friday 14th Feb, Coverack Beach, 2pm

RSPB Love Nature and The WI (National Federation of Women’s Institutes), Saturday 15th Feb, Climate Change themed Coffee and Beach Clean, The Godolphin, West End, Marazion, 10am

St Agnes Marine Conservation Group (VMCA) and Surfers Against Sewage, Saturday 15th Feb, Porthtowan Beach, 2pm

Falmouth Marine Conservation and Plastic Free Falmouth, Saturday 15th Feb, Flushing Beach, 2.30pm

Perranporth Marine Conservation Group and Plastic Free Perranporth, Saturday 15th Feb, Perranporth Beach, 3pm

Beach Guardian, Saturday 15th Feb, Trevone Beach, 3pm

Plasticfreestives and St Ives Bay Marine Group, Sunday 16th Feb, Porthminster Beach, 1pm (Meet outside Porthminster Watersports Centre)

Beach Guardian, Sunday 16th Feb, Harlyn Bay Beach, 3pm

Three Bays Wildlife Group, Tuesday 18th Feb, Pentewan Sands, 10am

Plastic Free Mawgan Porth, Tuesday 18th Feb, Mawgan Porth, 3pm

Bude Marine Group, Wednesday 19th Feb, Meet at Summerleaze Surf Lifeguard Hut, 12pm

Friends of the Fowey Estuary, Friday 21st Feb, Readymoney Cove, 10am

For details of other events across Cornwall, or if you want to get involved, visit the website or contact Love Your Beach Week organiser Jenn Sandiford on 07973 728775 or at jennifer.sandiford@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

more info...


Become A Mini Marine Biologist during School Holidays - WITH NEW ACTIVITIES!

Date: 16 to 22 Feb / Time: Please see below

We're super excited to be running our Mini Marine Biologist drop in sessions again for 2020 with NEW ACTIVITIES!

Visit us this February half term in Padstow, Cornwall to meet our baby lobsters and get involved with some hands on activities from fun fishing and dressing up - to meeting our Cornish coastal critters up close!

"Great for all ages, fun, interesting and hands on!"

The National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8BL


Our admission price includes entry to the work shops and our Lobster Hatchery!

£4.95 - Adult
£4.50 - Senior
£2.50 - Child
£12.95 - Family

Mini Marine Biologist activities 11am – 3pm.

Full opening times 10am to 4pm

more info...


Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network 2020 Clear up

Date: 23 Feb / Time: 2pm

Bosporthennis Well

Parking in lane on the Gurnard’s Head to Newmill Road. OS: 441 366

OS Grid Reference: SW 4395 3633

more info...


Cornish Pasty Week and World Pasty Championships

Date: 23 to 29 Feb / Time: Championship Eden open 9.30am - 6pm

The third year of the Cornish Pasty Week will be celebrated throughout Cornwall and across the UK.

A whole week of activity, culminating in the ‘Oggy Oscars’ – the eighth-annual World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project on the 29th February.

Registration is now open.

Registrations are pouring in for the World Pasty Championships. Enter now or come along for a day filled with music, demonstrations, storytelling and tastings

Entry prices can be viewed on the Eden Project website. Please see the page below for link.

The general public can visit the Championships and take part in the activities as part of the normal Eden admission price or locals pass.

Buy tickets in advance

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 – Company
Cornish Pasty – Amateur
Cornish Pasty Junior (15 and under)
Open Savoury – Company
Open Savoury - Professional
Open Savoury – Amateur
Open Savoury - Junior (15 and under)


Eden Project, near St Austell, Cornwall.
Tel: 01726 811911
  more info...


Special Sale in aid of Animal Charities

Date: 29 Feb / Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Lots of Stalls, raffle, refreshments incl. Toasted Tea Cakes.

In aid of Flicka Foundation (Penryn) Donkey Sanctuary and Battersea Dogs Home.

Free entry
Everyone welcome

Rosudgeon Village Hall
Rosudgeon, Penzance TR20 9QE


Regular Events in February 2020

Tone Deaf Ensemble
Wednesdays 6.30pm - 8pm

Singing original arrangements of songs by the likes of Adele, Radiohead, Sault, Mama's Broke, Lyle Lovett, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, Eels, The Rolling Stones, Emeli Sande, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, First Aid Kit, The Doobie Brothers and more.

You learn by ear so there's no need to be able to read music and there are no auditions.

Wednesday evenings in Penzance

New members welcome. First session free then £6 per week.

Polwithen House, Polwithen Road, Penzance TR18 4JR

See News for more information.


Godolphin Trust10
8.30am - 11am

Godolphin Trust10, free 5 or 10K multi-terrain run on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Trust10 is a free way-marked trail run for all abilities to enjoy the Godolphin estate. It's free, it's fun, it's informal.

Godolphin Trust10 is two laps of 5K, so 5K runners and walkers are welcome too.

Registration is at 8.30am at the Godolphin Welcome Hut and the run starts at 9am. The Piggery will be open for teas, coffees, cake and socialising after the run from 10am.

The route is only way-marked on Trust10 day, but you can check out the Godolphin Trust10 map and give it a try any time.

This is a multi-terrain trail run, so we definitely recommend trail shoes for clambering over the hedges and negotiating the mud.

Please bring your own timing device if timing is important to you as this is an informal event and we don't provide timing. Marshalling is also limited, and the event relies on volunteers to make the magic happen.

We recommend this event for over 14 year olds to run the 10K, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult for the run.

For full guidance see the Trust10 FAQs, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/activecornwall

Dogs can join in on the lead, as long as you're happy that they'll be able to manage the hedges. Don't forget to bring your change for the car park (and for cake afterwards if you fancy it) or proof of National Trust membership to park for free.

We have an amazing team of Trust10 volunteers, but we're always looking for more help with marshalling, setting up the route, welcoming the runners and back marking.

If you would like to get involved please contact Email: GodolphinTrust10@nationaltrust.org.uk,
Tel: 07766 422 166

You can also become a National Trust fundraiser and raise money to look after this special place. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/activecornwall for information


24 November 2019

more info...


Coverack Beach Clean
Varies according to tides

First Tuesday of every month

Anyone can help out, any time of day.

Please place collected rubbish by the dog waste bin at
North Corner, Coverack.

For more information:
Email: coordinator@coverack.org.uk

more info...


Land's End Parkrun

A 5km run - it's you against the clock.

Every Saturday at 9am.

The event takes place at Land's End, Sennen, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7AA. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Land’s End parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email landsend@parkrun.com to help.

We're friendly!
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in a local café - please come and join us!

Register here

more info...


Crooklets Beach Clean
10am - 12pm

Help protect Crooklets beach and our oceans.

Just turn up! All equipment is provided.

Under 18’s to be accompanied please.

First Saturday of the month

more info...


Porthcurnick Community Beach Cleans
10am - 11.30am (Feb) then 10am -11am

Suitable for all ages. Children welcome with accompanying adults.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Meet at Porthcurnick Beach, near Portscatho. SW879360

Please wear robust outdoor clothing and stout shoes.

Accessibility is limited with soft sand and shingle.

No booking required. Just turn up. First Monday of the month 10am - 11am

For more information: Emma Shepherd
Email: emma.shepherd@nationaltrust.org.uk

more info...


Roseland Community Beach Cleans at Pendower
2pm - 3.30pm

Meet in the afternoon on the first Monday of each month - 2pm - 3.30pm

Gloves, bags and litter-pickers provided. Just bring your enthusiasm to help out for an hour or so.

Suitable for all ages. Child with accompanying adults.
Dogs on leads are welcome.

Meet at Pendower Beach, near Veryan. SW 899 382

Please wear robust outdoor clothing and stout shoes.

Accesibility is limited with soft sand and shingle.

No booking required. Just turn up.

For more information:
Email: roseland@nationaltrust.org.uk

Tel: 01872 501062

more info...


Car Boot Sales in Cornwall

Farmers Markets in Cornwall


Submit your event to intoCornwall.com

Click the button to
send your event details to

© AWMP Creative Media, all rights reserved, modifications by Choughmountain Design