What's on in Cornwall

Events in April 2018

Yeth an Werin / Conversation groups

Date: 30 to 30 Nov / Time: See details below

Do you speak Cornish and want to practice your Cornish skills in conversation?

See the list of conversation groups / Yeth an Werin


Jamaica Inn - one night paranormal investigations

Date: 2 Feb to 7 Dec / Time: Contact below for details

Jamaica Inn - one night paranormal investigations including a 3 course dinner - £70 per person.

(Book an overnight stay, pay only £60pp for the Investigation)

Why not book a stay in one of the famous Haunted Rooms, 3, 4, 5, or 6. You get a discounted rate, as the rooms need to be available for the Investigation.

On the folllowing Fridays in 2018:

2nd February 2018 SOLD OUT

13th April - yes, Friday the 13th! 5 places left

15th June

24th August

14th September

16th November

7th December

Book at Jamaica Inn reception or ring 01566 86250
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Murder Mystery Nights

Date: 16 Feb to 24 Dec / Time: Please see below

Jamaica Inn offers an evening of entertainment where a team of professional actors act out a murder for you to solve over a delicious three course dinner. Prizes are given to three detectives who successfully guess the murderer. Each time the crime is different.

Enjoyed by guests of all ages and groups of any size with many people coming back time and time again.

2018 dates are the following Fridays:

16 February
30 March
27 April
25 May
29 June
20 July
17 August
21 September
19 October
23 November
and Monday 24 December

Tickets for the evening cost only £35 and include the three course meal. Book now and avoid disappointment!

Call 01566 86250 or email enquiry@jamaicainn.co.uk
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Jamaica Inn - Double Weekend Paranormal Investigations

Date: 9 Mar to 26 Oct / Time: See below for contact details

On Friday night join the team from 7pm and enjoy a 3 course meal followed by a full investigation of the Inn starting at 9pm.

Saturday morning, enjoy a full cooked breakfast then the day is yours to explore Cornwall's beautiful countryside. Join the team back at the Inn at 6.30pm for a carvery dinner followed by dessert. Then head off for your second night of investigating at the other location until 2am.

When you have caught up with some sleep join everyone again for a delicious breakfast before you say goodbye until the next time!

Prices from £240pp including meals as above (2 sharing a room)

9th & 10th March 2018

13th & 14th July

26th & 27th October Halloween Special

Book at Jamaica Inn reception or ring 01566 86250

Did you know, you can book a Private Investigation, with the Team?

Ideal for:

Team Building
Corporate Events
Christmas Parties

For more information and details for PRIVATE EVENT BOOKINGS please email: jamaicaghostsinfo@btinternet.com
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Bringing Home the Catch: Art and Fishing in Newlyn

Date: 24 Mar to 9 Jun / Time: Please see below

'Bringing Home the Catch: Art and Fishing in Newlyn' runs from March 24th until June 9th.

Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Morrab Road, Penzance TR18 4HE

Summer Hours: 1 April - 31 October 10.00am - 5.00pm
Winter Hours: 1 November - 31 March 10.00am - 4.30pm
N.B. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time

Admission charges apply unless you hold one of several passes including the Penzance Pass.
See Penlee House website for details

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Godolphin Trust10

Date: 25 Mar to 23 Dec / Time: 8.30am - 11.30am

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 from the website 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

25th March
22nd April
27th May
24th June
22nd July
26th August
23rd September
28th October
25th November
23rd December

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Exhibition by Jessica Cooper

Date: 29 Mar to 29 Apr / Time: During normal opening times

This spring, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens present an exhibition of drawing, painting and textiles by Jessica Cooper RWA.

Inspired in childhood by her father’s passion for plants, Jessica Cooper makes work which explores the vitality of natural forms - their shape, line, colour, and endless potential for seasonal change.

In this exhibition, her work responds to the spectacular collection of subtropical plants at the sculpture gardens, which originate from all around the world.

Together, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens founder Neil Armstrong and artist Jessica devised an exhibition concept that would bring together strands of this story of international exchange, in which a multitude of beautiful plant species from distant lands are grown in West Cornwall, where they thrive, and in turn inspire artists to make and exhibit new work in the garden’s unique setting.

Central to this exhibition are a limited edition of wool rugs, handmade to Jessica’s designs using dyes from South American plants, by a specialist weaver Neil befriended on a botanical research trip to rural Mexico.

The exhibition also includes a series of new paintings and framed drawings, alongside the sketches which inspired this collaborative collection of handmade rugs. Jessica Cooper will be resident at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens throughout April, creating new work for a future exhibition.
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Boscastle Walking Festival

Date: 15 to 20 Apr / Time: Daily. Each walk has its own start time

Each year, in late March or early April, Boscastle hosts a festival of walking events in and around the village.

From the very best of Britain’s coastline to wonderful walks amid woods and streams, it’s all on offer during Boscastle’s increasingly popular Walking Week.

This year sees an extended range of walks and activities for you to pick and mix from. Something for all ages and abilities.

Join one of our 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.

As well as walking, a range of events including Cream Teas and special ‘Meal deals’ will be available. The Festival Dinner has limited places available on a first come first served basis.

Booking for all walks is essential.
For more details: Tel: 01840 250010

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Date: 19 to 21 Apr / Time: Please see below

By William Shakespeare, presented by Carnon Downs Drama Group

April 19th - 21st at 7.30pm - 10.15pm

The Minack, Porthcurno, near Penzance, Cornwall.

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Porthleven Food and Music Festival

Date: 20 to 22 Apr / Time: From 10am

Annual Festival at Porthleven. Food, Music and Young People's Festival. First established in 2009. Dog friendly.
For more information:
Porthleven Food Festival website

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Perranporth Sea Songs and Shanty Festival

Date: 20 to 22 Apr / Time: Please see below

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
Flash Jack

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


Cornish Ancient Sites Clear-up Day

Date: 22 Apr / Time: Start 2pm

Sperris Quoit o/s 4709 3826 Meet at footpath near Eagles Nest, Zennor.

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Trevithick Day

Date: 28 Apr / Time: All Day

Annual Event held on the last Saturday in April to celebrate the life and work of Richard Trevithick, Engineer, who was born in Camborne. The streets of Camborne will come alive with a spectacular day of free Steam, street stalls and entertainment including concerts, vintage vehicles, steam engines. Camborne, Cornwall.

Tel: 01872 540 575
Website www.trevithick-day.org.uk

The main streets of Camborne are closed to traffic.

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Legend of the Bay

Date: 28 to 29 Apr / Time: 9am - 4.40pm approx.

A weekend of high adrenaline watersports
Stand-up Paddle boarding

Semi-finals and finals late afternoon.

Watergate Bay, near Newquay, Cornwall.


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Regular Events in April 2018

Penzance Salsa
Wednesdays 8pm - 11pm

Salsa Penzance at The Royal British Legion, Bread Street, Penzance TR18 2EQ every Wednesday. Entry £5.
Beginners 8pm
Improvers 9pm
Freestyle 10pm - 11pm

For more information:
Email: martinwebster1959@gmail.com


Truro Green Walks

Monthly Green Walk

Third Sunday of every month from 2-4pm

Meet in front of Truro Cathedral (High Cross side)

Open to all – dogs included!

Email: trurogreenwalks@gmail.com

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Sewing Cafe
12.30pm - 3.30pm

Great opportunity to learn how to sew or how to use your sewing machine, whether you want to make your own clothes, make alterations or sew on a button, the Sewing Cafe caters for all abilities.

St Buryan Chapel every Wednesday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.


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