What's on in Cornwall


Events in December 2019


Titanic Stories

Date: 1 to 1 Jan / Time: 10am to 5pm

Titanic Stories

National Maritime Museum, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3QY

 

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.

December

7th JollyRoger Pre-Lights Pirate Party at The Ship Inn Mousehole
Sat 9pm
The Ship Inn
Mousehole
Penzance

14th JollyRoger at Penzance Christmas Lights Parade
Sat 4pm
Penzance Town
Penzance

20th Eye Patch Friday at The Maritime with JollyRoger
Fri 8pm
Barbican Maritime Inn
Plymouth

22nd Christmas pirates at the Wharfside Entrance.
Sun 12pm - 2pm
Penzance


24th JollyRoger Pirate Christmas at White Hart
Tue 8pm
White Hart Chilsworthy
Gunnislake

31st JollyRoger NYE Under the Sea Party - Fortescue - 37 Mutley Plain Plymouth PL46
Tue 9.30pm

May 2020

30th JollyRoger at South West Paddlefest
Sat 1pm

Visit the JollyRoger website and Facebook

 

Truro Christmas Street Markets

Date: 27 Nov to 21 Dec / Time: Please see below

Truro BID are excited to deliver this year’s Truro Christmas Street Markets. The market will take place all day during the popular late night shopping on Wednesdays and for the two last Saturdays before Christmas on the beautiful cobbles of Boscawen Street.

Browse the outdoor markets under the sparkling angel Christmas lights. Handcrafted gifts, scented candles, cosy knitted ware, Christmas decorations, hair accessories, spices, gin, scented candles, silver jewellery, toys and of course street food! There truly is something for everyone to come and enjoy. Wrap up warm and with waterproofs, it can be wild outside – which adds to the element of fun!

Street markets open until 9pm on Wednesdays and 5pm on Saturdays

Wednesday 27th November 2019 10.30am - 9pm

Wednesday 4th December 2019 10.30am - 9pm

Wednesday 11th December 2019 10.30am - 9.00pm

Saturday 14th December 2019 9am - 5pm

Wednesday 18th December 2019 10.30am - 9.00pm

Saturday 21st December 2019 9am - 5pm

Includes Baker Birds Saint Ives Liquor Co. Nature's Kitchen Rosemullion Distillery Choccy Churros, Crepes & Cupcakes 1st Truro Scout Group Charlotte Heywood Fine Art Jewellery Gemweyth Sea Glass Jewellery Dynamite Valley Brewing Co. Donut Dollies Games-ED The Cornish Larder Naturally Gorgeous Waffle Lust PUNK THAI TipsyGypsy Morph Glass The Bearded Brewery Mogandles Candles The Old Farmhouse Jewellery Rock Gin Cornwall Truro Lions Club Hattie's Beach Hut Surreal Succulents Cornishbirdinthesticks Roly's Fudge The Old Cheese Shop Rush Organics Primrose Herd TWillsStills Photography Love Betty St Ives Cider Flour Power Pizza Parlour Tea By The Sea Fat Piskies Tide & Country

 

Redruth at Christmas

Date: 30 Nov to 31 Dec / Time: Please see below

Starting with the switch-on of the Christmas lights
includes markets, craft fairs, carol singing, Father Christmas' Grotto and much more.

Redruth Christmas Events

 

The Santa Series

Date: 6 to 14 Dec / Time: See below for details

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Cornwall Hospice Care’s long established Santa Series that collectively attract more than a thousand Santa’s every year who run, walk and cycle in their jolly red suits.

Choose from 6 locations across Cornwall and register today

Your registration includes a free santa suit and medal so why not kick off Christmas with a cracker, whilst supporting your local adult hospices and all that we do for those with terminal illness across Cornwall.

Wadebridge 7th Dec 5 mile cycle - Starting at Bridge Bike Hire PL27 7AL 11am

Padstow 7th Dec 1 mile run - Starting at Padstow Christmas Market PL28 8LA 1pm

Truro 11th Dec 1 mile - Starting at Truro Methodist Church TR1 1EP 6.45pm

Falmouth 14th Dec 1 mile - Starting at The Moor, 1 The Moor, Falmouth TR11 3QA

Helston 8th Dec 1.5 miles- Starting at The Bowling Club TR13 8ER 1pm

Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell 6th Dec 6.45pm

Under 3 free
Children £7
Adults £13.50
Family £37.50

For more information and details of how to take part: Cornwall Hospice Care Santa Series

Email: fundraising@cornwallhospice.co.uk

Tel: 01726 66868 (option 3)

 

Rogue Theatre's Winter Wood 2019

Date: 7 to 30 Dec / Time: Please see below


Magic is in the air!

Step this way
Through the trees

Experience the wild magic of the woodland in midwinter.

There is a wood in the wildest part of Cornwall
Where the land meets the swirling sea
And here in the middle of winter
You will find old magic in the trees

All new stories

1pm, 4pm and 6.30pm performances available.

Tickets are now on sale. Book here

Don't delay as some performances have already sold out!

Rogue Theatre

(WOCA Award Winner for Best Theatre Show 2017)

 

The Winter Gift Fayre

Date: 11 to 19 Dec / Time: 10am to 4pm

Lose yourself in the magic of Christmas on Lemon Quay with over 80 stallholders from local South West producers showcasing a variety of products that are perfect for presents.

Quality festive treats and gorgeous gifts

Market opens 10am - 5pm and late on Wednesday for late night shopping until 9pm

Lemon Quay, Truro

 

Miracle Theatre ‘Treasure Island’

Date: 13 Dec to 5 Jan / Time: Please see link below


Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Fun!

After three bumper years in Falmouth with Cinderella, Bah Humbug! and Aladdin, Miracle is back at Princess Pavilion this December with a brand new production, full of music and laughter, freely adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

This epic nautical adventure story, full of swashbuckling sea shanty singing characters, will have all the saltiness of the original nineteenth century setting with the added flavours of Miracle humour and seasonal fun.

Gather up your friends, grandmothers, uncles, children and neighbours and join us this Christmas for a festive treat to warm your hearts and cockles.

13 December – 5 January

For more information & to book tickets, please contact Princess Pavilion box office between 10am and 2pm Monday - Friday on 01326 211222 or online Miracle Theatre Website

What’s been said about previous Miracle winter shows:

“A feast for the eyes & ears!” Aladdin 2018
“A must see” Audience feedback, Bah Humbug! 2017
“A proper Christmas show in all the best senses, visually beautiful, musically rich and smelt of tangerines and velvet!” Audience feedback, Cinderella 2016

Princess Pavilion, Falmouth TR11 4AR

 

Jubilee Jingle

Date: 14 Dec / Time: 10.00am - 9.00pm

Lots going on at Jubilee Pool - Christmas parties, Christmas photo booth, Christmas Craft activities, Santa swims and whole load of mince pies!

10am - 4pm
Children's Christmas craft activity in our Community Space

10am - 4pm
Christmas photo booth on top terrace

11am - 3pm
Santa Swim & inflatable wipeout

12pm
LIVE MUSIC- Sam Casey

2pm - 6pm
Santa's grotto on our top terrace

5pm- 7pm
Poolside lantern display - from Humphry Davy Parade

Jubilee Pool, Penzance

 

Bude Christmas Market

Date: 14 to 15 Dec / Time: 11am - 4pm

A two day Christmas Market event showcasing the work of local artists, crafters and artisans from the Beach Huts at Crooklets Beach, Bude.

Up to 19 Beach Huts brimming with locally made gifts – perfect for Christmas shopping in Bude.

This event will be the first of its kind to be held at this fabulous location overlooking Crooklets Beach (and maybe even in Cornwall), and it is hoped it will lead to regular market events throughout the year outside of the school holidays.

Want to be involved? A couple of huts are still available to local people who want to have a stall at this new Bude Christmas Market – have a look at the info here and get in touch if you are interested.

You’ll have the hut from 12th to 16th December – giving you plenty of time to set up etc. The hut will be empty, allowing you to decorate and fill with your sale items, with room outside the hut too.

 

The Mousehole Cat

Date: 14 to 31 Dec / Time: n/a

Cousin Jack's The Mousehole Cat

Solomon Browne Hall, Mousehole

Visit website and book online

 

Penzance Christmas Market

Date: 14 Dec / Time: 2pm - 6pm

Festive market with a variety of stalls from Arts and Crafts to Food. The market will be accompanied by music and entertainment throughout the day.

St John's Hall
Penzance

 

Humphry Davy Lantern Parade

Date: 14 Dec / Time: 4.30pm

The parade begins at Causewayhead and proceeds to Humphrey Davy Statue which will be illuminated, then continues down Chapel Street to the Methodist Chapel for mince pies and drinks provided by The Turks Head.

Christmas Market

Penzance, Cornwall

 

Christmas Buffet Lunch

Date: 15 Dec / Time: 12pm - 3pm

Get in the festival spirit at our Christmas buffet lunch on Sunday 15th December 12pm - 3pm.

£10 per head includes tea, coffee or orange juice.

A small bar is available - drinks priced accordingly.

On order please let us know your dietary requirements!

In the agility barn at Wheal Alfred Kennels

NAWT Cornwall
Wheal Alfred Kennels
Wheal Alfred Road
Hayle
Cornwall
TR27 5JT

Tel: 01736 756005
  more info...

 

Marazion to Mousehole Half Marathon

Date: 20 Dec / Time: 6.30pm

The 2nd annual Marazion to Mousehole Half Marathon Fun Run with an opportunity to see the beautiful lights of Mousehole Harbour, just £10 to include limited edition Pretty Damn Fit medal.

Check out www.prettydamnfit.co.uk to book

 

Montol Festival

Date: 21 Dec / Time: Please see below


Penzance hosts a midwinter festival, the Montol Festival, a programme of events to mark the winter solstice including the 'Rivers of Fire Lantern Parade', cultural events, workshops and a market.

Montol is the Cornish word for the Midwinter Solstice according to Edward Lhuyd in his 1700 MSS Vocabulary. See the Montol Festival website for details of the events.

The team behind Montol would love as many people as possible to dress up in mock formal and masks and partake in this annual event.

There will be street entertainers and market stalls from 12 Noon.

The evening proceedings will begin at 4pm with The Guise and Children’s Sundown Procession which will start at the top of Causewayhead and end on Chapel Street. This year’s ‘Lord of Misrule’ will then be chosen, followed by the 6pm procession leaving from Chapel Street to the burn the sun effigy at The Princess May Recreation Ground.

Between 7pm and 8pm the Guise Guilds will choose their Masters and will roam establishments with different themed performances (information on how to join the guilds can be found on; https://www.facebook.com/montolfestival )

Meeting outside Lloyds Bank at 10 pm, the procession will then continue down to The Barbican area picking up Guise Beasts along the way and culminating with a winding serpent dance to The Admiral Benbow where the Lord of Misrule’s Reception will be held.

 

Coverack Christmas Swim

Date: 25 Dec / Time: 12.30pm

Coverack Christmas Day Swim.

From the Harbour.

Raising money for St Keverne &
Coverack branch of Cancer Research UK.
If you are taking part, please help by getting sponsored.

 

Bude SLSC Mike Moyle Christmas Day Swim

Date: 25 Dec / Time: 11am

The Bude Christmas Day Swim at Crooklets Beach is a fund raising event for Bude Surf Life Saving Club.

The Mike Moyle Christmas Day no wetsuit swim commences at 11am on Crooklets Beach, Bude and attracts around 500 participants who dash into the sea whatever the weather.

Many more people gather to watch the madness!

 

Regular Events in December 2019


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

 

Cornish Language Classes around Cornwall
See individual groups for details

Find a Cornish Language Course in your area of Cornwall.
Click here for a list of
Cornish classes around Cornwall

more info...

 

Penrose Parkrun
9am

5km run - not a race, it's you against the clock.

Every Saturday at 9am.

Penrose Estate, Porthleven Road, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0RA.

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.

Everyone runs for their own enjoyment. Please join in whatever your pace!

Penrose parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email penrosehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the lakeside Café - please come and join us!

Register here

more info...

 

Lanhydrock Parkrun
9am

5km run - not a race, it's you against the clock.

Every Saturday at 9am.

The event takes place at Lanhydrock House, Bodmin, PL30 5AD.

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.

Everyone runs for their own enjoyment. Please join in whatever your pace!

Lanhydrock parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email lanhydrockhelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the local cafe - please come and join us!

Register here

more info...

 

Tamar Lakes Parkrun
9am

5km run - not a race, it's you against the clock.

Every Saturday at 9am.

Upper Tamar Lakes, Kilkhampton, Bude, EX23 9SB.

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.

Everyone runs for their own enjoyment. Please join in whatever your pace!

Tamar Lakes parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email tamarlakeshelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Tamar Café - please come and join us!

Register here

more info...

 

Mount Edgcumbe Parkrun
9am

5km run - not a race, it's you against the clock.

Every Saturday at 9am.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1HZ.

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.

Everyone runs for their own enjoyment. Please join in whatever your pace!

Mount Edgcumbe parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email mountedgcumbehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Stables Café - please come and join us!

Register here

more info...

 

Trelissick Parkrun
9am

5km run - not a race, it's you against the clock.

Every Saturday at 9am.

Trelissick, Feock, near Truro, Cornwall TR3 6QL

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.

Everyone runs for their own enjoyment. Please join in whatever your pace!

Trelissick parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email trelissickhelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the National Trust Crofters Cafe open from 9.30am with outdoor and indoor seating - please come and join us!

Register here

more info...

 

Eden Project Parkrun
9am

5km run - not a race, it's you against the clock.

Every Saturday at 9am.

Eden Project, Bodelva, Par, PL24 2SG

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.

Everyone runs for their own enjoyment. Please join in whatever your pace!

Eden Project parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email edenprojecthelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Eden Kitchen - please come and join us!

Register here
  more info...

 

Heartlands Parkrun
9am

5km run - not a race, it's you against the clock.

Every Saturday at 9am.

Heartlands, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3FB.

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.

Everyone runs for their own enjoyment. Please join in whatever your pace!

Heartlands parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email heartlandshelpers@parkrun.com to help.

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Red River Café - please come and join us!

Register here

more info...

 

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, 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 (Next session 8th January 2020)

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

2020 venue to be announced by mid December.

 

Zog Activity Trail at Cardinham Woods
Please see below

From 11 January 2019 at Cardinham Woods, you can head on an exciting forest journey with Zog and his friends!

Follow the trail markers through the woods to find familiar characters from the story, collect stars as you learn like Zog did at dragon school, and complete interesting challenges along the way.

This trail starts at the toilet block, at the start of the Lady Vale trail.

Activity packs are available to purchase from the Woods Café during opening times and cost just £3.

Inside you’ll find a special lens which reveals hidden pictures along the trail, a booklet with fun activities, and a Zog mask to help make your day picture perfect.

Easy Trail 1.5 miles

 

Cornish Language Conversation Group - Yeth an Werin
8pm - 10pm

Practice Cornish conversation

Running on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For further information:
Email: bodrugan@hotmail.com

Blue Anchor Inn, Coinagehall Street, Helston, Cornwall



more info...

 

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

Sundays

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


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Land's End Parkrun
9am

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...

 

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