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May

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1 May
9am – 5pm
The Oss and 'teaser' at the May PolePadstow Obby Oss Day
The first day of May is Obby Oss day in Padstow.* The origins of this traditional celebration are lost in the midst of time but it is thought to celebrate the arrival of Spring and may even be an ancient fertility festival. *or Monday if 1st is a Sunday. Inhabitants of Padstow (those born in the town) traditionally dress in white, with family loyalties dictating whether they follow the 'Red'/original Oss, or the 'Blue'/peace Oss. Both Oss' are similar in appearance and perform a dancing ritual accompanied by an hypnotic folk song (unique to Padstow) around the town. Each Oss is lead by a group of followers as they make their way through the narrow streets and around the harbour. The festivities start at 10am with the 'Blue' Oss making its first appearance from its stable, followed at 11am by the appearance of the 'Red' Oss from its home. Celebrations go on all day until the Oss' finally go to bed after 10pm. More Info...
1 May Kingsand / Cawsand and Millbrook annual Black Prince flower boat processionKingsand / Cawsand and Millbrook annual Black Prince flower boat procession
 The Black Prince Flower Boat Procession will be held at Millbrook /Kingsand/Cawsand on Monday 1st May A day of music, fun and colour. Procession starts at 10.30 at Millbrook Village Hall and processes through Millbrook to the village fete at Venton House. Then at 2 it starts again at Kingsand Community Hall, parading to Cawsand where the boat is launched at approximately 16.30.
 May
10am - 3pm
West Looe May Fayre
Quayside Centre & West Looe Quayside, West Looe

The event will take place in and around West Looe Square with a procession beginning at the West Looe end of the bridge. The Town crier will be on hand to broadcast the day’s events and entertain the crowds The focus for the day will be a maypole on the harbourside and anyone can join in the dancing, which revives an ancient tradition to mark the change from winter to spring. Local organisations will have stalls with competitions and games.
5 May
6.30pm

Blessing of the Fleet with Polperro Fishermen’s Choir
Quayside Centre & West Looe Quayside, West Looe

The Blessing of the Fleet will take place on Friday May 5th at 6.30 pm at West Looe Quay Centre featuring the Polperro Fishermen’s Choir. Wreckers in The Salutation Inn afterwards For more details visit: www.polperrofishermenschoir.co.uk

 

6 May Helston Flora DayHelston Flora Day
The internationally famous festival of the Furry, or Flora Dance. This is held every year on May 8th unless that day falls on a Sunday or Monday, when it is held on the preceding Saturday. You'll probably have to park outside the town and walk in. Thousands of visitors throng the streets all day and there's a carnival atmosphere from dawn to well into the night. More info: http://www.helstonfloraday.org.uk/
6 - 13 May Fowey Festival of Words and Music (ex-Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts & Literature) - Fowey. Daphne du Maurier : Daphne du Maurier
Once again you can enjoy an entertaining and sparkling 10 days of Star Names, Drama, Music, Talks, Concerts, Guided Walks, local events and Free entertainment. Set in Fowey, overlooking the picturesque Fowey Estuary, and neighbouring towns, the Festival is one of the most popular of its kind in the UK. Drama, music, talks, concerts, guided walks, events, free music.  something for everyone!
7 May Eden Classic Sportive
The Eden Classic sportive is a mass-participation cycle ride with three route options, ranging from a short yet challenging ride of 35 miles, to a middle distance of 62 miles, and a long ride for the experienced sportive rider of 100 miles
. www.edenproject.com
8 & 24 May Looe Island Guided Walks
Join the island’s wardens for a fascinating walk around the nature reserve. These unique, pre-bookable trips are available on:
• Saturday 8th and Sunday 23rd April
• Monday 8th May
• Wednesday 7th June
• Friday 7th and Saturday 22nd July
• Monday 4th September
• Tuesday 3rd October

In addition we also have two speciality guided walks :
• Wednesday 24th May: Birds of Looe Island Guided Walk with Derek Spooner
• Monday 18th September: History of Looe Island Guided Walk with Mark Camp

Each visit starts with the fun of a boat trip from Looe’s bustling fishing harbour. Once landed on the island you will have 3 hours to be introduced to the fascinating nature and history of Looe Island. You will find out how the Atkins sisters bequeathed the island to Cornwall Wildlife Trust and discover how work continues to keep the island special. After the escorted tour you will have time to independently explore the island or join your guide for a slide show in Jetty Cottage.
Places cost £25. Times and online booking (sorry, we aren’t able to offer telephone/postal bookings) are available at:
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/islandwalks

13 May

Callington MayFest
Callington MayFest: giants, dance, choirs,music, craft stalls,food stall and more!
 
14 May LOSTWITHIEL FESTIVALLOSTWITHIEL FESTIVAL
The biggest and busiest day of the year in Lostwithiel with over 100 arts and crafts stalls and demonstrations, street music, dance and performances, children’s workshops and entertainment, food and drink, falconry display and a live reinactment group.
Throughout the town from 10.00am onwards, with park and ride facilities and regular trains. Admission FREE with all proceeds going to the charities. A brilliant day long family event in aid of a great local charity.
For the full programme of events visit www.lostfest.co.uk.
17th May
Doors open at 7.00pm.
Screening starts at 7.30pm prompt.
Sorry no late admittance
Adults: £5.50.
Members, Students and under 18s: £3.
Looe Cinema by the SeaSweet Bean (PG).  at Cinema by the Sea, Looe
Directed Directed by Naomi Kawase. Starring: Kirin Kihi, Masatoshi Nagase, Etsuko Ichihara. Running time 113 minutes
Set in present day Tokyo. A lonely Japanese baker hires a 76-year-old woman to be his new assistant at a pancake stall, and soon learns that she has a wonderful recipe for sweet red bean paste – which she claims comes from her communion with nature. Word spreads and business thrives, but then rumours start about a dark secret in her past…. “A gem of a film.” English subtitles.
The Community Hall Looe Children's Centre Trewint Crescent
Barbican, LOOE, PL13 1ET. All films are shown using High Definition projection. More information
Phone: 0845 868 1021, Website
cinemabythesea.org.uk
21 May
11am - 3pm
Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust Spring Plant Sale/Open Day
A hangar full of plants, shrubs, seeds and garden-related items all donated by local nurseries to help keep Cornwall’s Air Ambulance flying.
Garden-related raffle, teas/coffees and delicious home-made cakes, bargains from the pop-up charity shop, activities for children - plus a chance to see the helicopter up-close and meet the crew. Always a popular event so come early!

Where: Cornwall Air Ambulance, Trevithick Downs, Newquay TR8 4DY
Further info: 01637 889926 or www.cornwallairambulancetrust.org

 
26 - 28 May The Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross

Top-class line-up in the Theatre on the Moor www.sterts.co.uk

  Looe Beer and Cider Festival  - Quayside Centre West Looe
 
27 - 29 May Launceston Steam & Vintage Rally.
The rally will include Traction engines, classic cars, trade stands, shire horses, crafts and fairground attractions.
Location: Trebant Farm, Altarnum.
To find out more go to: www.launcestonsteamrally.com
  St Neot Oak Apple Day
St Neot Parish Church, St Neot, Nr Liskeard, PL14 6NG

Oak Apple Day in St Neot, a traditional annual event in the village.In the tradition of all great village feast days, it is an opportunity for villagers & friends to continue a time-honoured tradition whilst having fun celebrating together as a community.

Procession through Village
Hauling the Oak up the Tower
BBQ and Refreshments
Cornish music & dancing

Come and join in the celebrations - why not wear a period costume? You are very welcome to come to the barbeque after the Tower story, watching the branch being hauled up the tower and listening to the bells ringing.
Last year Penelope Keith dropped in as part of the 'Hidden Villages" project - who knows who will turn up this year!
27 May -
4 June
Open Studios Cornwall  at Artist's Studios throughout Cornwall
Open Studios Cornwall is a unique opportunity to discover the people behind the Cornish art scene, visit studios in breathtaking locations, and buy an original piece of artwork direct from the artist.
This year the free event showcases artists and craftspeople from across the length & breadth of Cornwall who will open their studios to the public. With its heady mix of established artists, recent graduates, traditional and contemporary art and host of creative disciplines, Open Studios Cornwall is the largest and most diverse arts event in the county.
The Open Studios Cornwall experience will encourage you to discover the art of surfboard shaping, get inspired by incredible home studios, and to get up close and personal with Cornish art. There will be artist run workshops throughout the event, offering the opportunity to learn new skills, ranging from how to throw a pot to monoprinting.
For those visitors with little ones in tow, many of the studios are family-friendly with artists offering art materials for children and beautiful gardens to explore.
For more information on Open Studios Cornwall please visit openstudioscornwall.co.uk

 

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June

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every Sunday Looe Lions Car Boot Sale @ West Wayland
The Looe Lions Car Boot Sale takes place every Sunday morning (subject to weather conditions) throughout the summer months (June to September) mid way between Looe & Polperro at West Wayland next to the camping and caravaning holiday camp. The official open hours are 08:00 to 12:00 although many regular sellers arrive from 06:30. The location is rural with extensive sea views adding to the enjoyment of the occasion.  More info: http://www.looelions.co.uk/carboot/
27 May -
4 June
Open Studios Cornwall  at Artist's Studios throughout Cornwall
Open Studios Cornwall is a unique opportunity to discover the people behind the Cornish art scene, visit studios in breathtaking locations, and buy an original piece of artwork direct from the artist.
This year the free event showcases artists and craftspeople from across the length & breadth of Cornwall who will open their studios to the public. With its heady mix of established artists, recent graduates, traditional and contemporary art and host of creative disciplines, Open Studios Cornwall is the largest and most diverse arts event in the county.
The Open Studios Cornwall experience will encourage you to discover the art of surfboard shaping, get inspired by incredible home studios, and to get up close and personal with Cornish art. There will be artist run workshops throughout the event, offering the opportunity to learn new skills, ranging from how to throw a pot to monoprinting.
For those visitors with little ones in tow, many of the studios are family-friendly with artists offering art materials for children and beautiful gardens to explore.
For more information on Open Studios Cornwall please visit openstudioscornwall.co.uk
1 - 10 June Charles Causley Festival
Launceston's Festival of Literature and The Arts
Full programme at:

www.charlescausleyfestival.co.uk
4 June
10am - 4pm
Looe Festival of the Sea
a programme of activities across the town which adopts an educational focus about Looe's marine environment, safety at sea, sustainable Cornish seafood, reducing pollution and taking care of our marine wildlife.
4 June
2.30pm
Looe Raft Race
The annual raft race will see the usual chaotic scenes on the beach followed by occasional sinkings and very wet people dressed up in silly clothes.
 www.lboa.co.uk
7 June Looe Island Guided Walks
Join the island’s wardens for a fascinating walk around the nature reserve. These unique, pre-bookable trips are available on:
• Saturday 8th and Sunday 23rd April
• Monday 8th May
• Wednesday 7th June
• Friday 7th and Saturday 22nd July
• Monday 4th September
• Tuesday 3rd October

In addition we also have two speciality guided walks :
• Wednesday 24th May: Birds of Looe Island Guided Walk with Derek Spooner
• Monday 18th September: History of Looe Island Guided Walk with Mark Camp

Each visit starts with the fun of a boat trip from Looe’s bustling fishing harbour. Once landed on the island you will have 3 hours to be introduced to the fascinating nature and history of Looe Island. You will find out how the Atkins sisters bequeathed the island to Cornwall Wildlife Trust and discover how work continues to keep the island special. After the escorted tour you will have time to independently explore the island or join your guide for a slide show in Jetty Cottage.
Places cost £25. Times and online booking (sorry, we aren’t able to offer telephone/postal bookings) are available at:
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/islandwalks

 

8 - 10 June various exhibitions at the showThe Royal Cornwall Show Wadebridge
For three days each year the showground at Wadebridge is transformed into a living town, bustling with life, energy, agriculture, entertainment and trade.  Well over 110,000 people visit the show each year so the showground has to be able to cope. That’s why the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association continually invests in new and improved facilities. The biggest and the best. The place to be seen! More details coming soon or see http://www.royalcornwallshow.org/ for the latest
10 - 18th June

 

Polperro Arts FestivalPolperro Arts Festival
Location - Big Green, Polperro, Cornwall. PL13
A week-long free event comprising of live music, arts, crafts, street entertainment and fun for all the family plus much much more. We're a community event run by volunteers, please come and support us and have a fantastic time in the process.
15 June The Eden Sessions present Bastille
The London indie superstars released their second studio album Wild World in September 2016 to critical acclaim and a number one spot in the UK album charts. The record included the singles Good Grief, Send Them Off! and Blame.

Wild World followed Bastille’s acclaimed 2013 debut Bad Blood, which also hit the top of the UK charts and was certified double platinum.
www.edensessions.com
16 June The Eden Sessions present Madness
www.edensessions.com
17 - 18 June Saltash  Regatta & Waterside Festival
Gig Racing - Continental Market - Bands - Parade - Sailing - Childrens Entertainers - Red Barrows - Morris Dancers - Flashboat Racing - Demonstrations - Grand Draw - Canoeing - Steam Train - Bouncy Castle - Hog Roast - Pageant - Samba Band - Belly Dancers - Plymouth Fireboat - Punch and Judy - and more
More info www.saltashregatta.co.uk/
21st June
Doors open at 7.00pm.
Screening starts at 7.30pm prompt.
Sorry no late admittance
Adults: £5.50.
Members, Students and under 18s: £3.
Looe Cinema by the SeaQueen of Katwe (PG).  at Cinema by the Sea, Looe
Directed by Mira Nair. Starring: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’O. Running time 124 minutes
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. Based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a smart, courageous kid from the grindingly poor shantytown of Katwe, in the Ugandan capital Kampala, who became a national chess champion in the face of poverty and personal heartbreak. ‘A film that pulses with colour, vitality and the locals’ natural ebullience, without glossing over grim realities’.
The Community Hall Looe Children's Centre Trewint Crescent
Barbican, LOOE, PL13 1ET. All films are shown using High Definition projection. More information
Phone: 0845 868 1021, Website
cinemabythesea.org.uk
22 June The Eden Sessions present Royal Blood
www.edensessions.com

Royal Blood’s first UK gig announcement for 2017 is our show at Eden. The Brighton pair, aka Mike Kerr (vocals and bass) and Ben Thatcher (drums), manage to create a huge, hard-edged sound and have won accolades from rock’s grandees, including Led Zeppelin’s legendary axe-man Jimmy Page.
They caused a major splash with their self-titled debut album in 2014, with many critics and fans lauding them as the saviours of British rock music. The album topped the UK charts and was certified platinum, becoming the fastest-selling British rock debut in three years. It spawned the singles Out of the Black, Come on Over, Figure it Out, Little Monster and Ten Tonne Skeleton. The record was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2014.
23 June
7.30 - 11.30pm
St Dominick Village Barn Dance

Come along for a night of food, drinks and a silly amount of dancing!
We will have nibbles, soft drinks and a fantastic live band with caller. Bring along your dance shoes, a bottle of something and the fun will be sure to follow! Parking is available on site.


Tickets £12. St Dominick Village Parish Hall, Cornwall, PL12 6TD
tbc Open Farm Sunday - Discover the life on Britain's Farms
Open Farm Sunday is an annual event that gives everyone the chance to meet the farmers who grow their food and care for the countryside.   Find your nearest participating farm here: http://www.farmsunday.org/ofs/visit/findfarm.eb
  Liskeard Carnival Week 
Events all week including the furry dance on Wednesday and Carnival procession on Saturday www.liskeard-lions.org.uk
The week's grand finale, with our Carnival Queen and Attendants.

To find out more:www.liskeard-lions.org.uk
   

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  The Eden Sessions - top bands @ The Eden Project, July  www.edenproject.com/sessions/
Open Sundays from July to  September Gribbin Daymark Open Days
Visible from land and sea, Gribbin Head is Fowey's sentinel. It is a striking landmark due to its red and white daymark tower. The daymark has sat upon the Gribbin since 1832, providing a navigational aid to mariners. Walk out to the Gribbin Headland, take a picnic or stop off at Polridmouth Beach perhaps. National Trust volunteers will have the Daymark open so you can climb up the steps to the top. The fantastic views from the top are ample reward for the climb! £1 adults; NT members and children free.

July

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  Looe Lions Car Boot Sale @ West Wayland
The Looe Lions Car Boot Sale takes place every Sunday morning (subject to weather conditions) throughout the summer months (June to September) mid way between Looe & Polperro at West Wayland next to the camping and caravaning holiday camp. The official open hours are 08:00 to 12:00 although many regular sellers arrive from 06:30. The location is rural with extensive sea views adding to the enjoyment of the occasion.  More info: http://www.looelions.co.uk/carboot/
  Liskeard Carnival Week 
Events all week including the furry dance on Wednesday and Carnival procession on Saturday www.liskeard-lions.org.uk
 The week's grand finale, with our Carnival Queen and Attendants.

To find out more:www.liskeard-lions.org.uk
1 July The Eden Sessions - Van Morrison
www.edensessions.com
6 July The Eden Sessions - Bryan Adams
www.edensessions.com
7 & 22 July Looe Island Guided Walks
Join the island’s wardens for a fascinating walk around the nature reserve. These unique, pre-bookable trips are available on:
• Saturday 8th and Sunday 23rd April
• Monday 8th May
• Wednesday 7th June
• Friday 7th and Saturday 22nd July
• Monday 4th September
• Tuesday 3rd October

In addition we also have two speciality guided walks :
• Wednesday 24th May: Birds of Looe Island Guided Walk with Derek Spooner
• Monday 18th September: History of Looe Island Guided Walk with Mark Camp

Each visit starts with the fun of a boat trip from Looe’s bustling fishing harbour. Once landed on the island you will have 3 hours to be introduced to the fascinating nature and history of Looe Island. You will find out how the Atkins sisters bequeathed the island to Cornwall Wildlife Trust and discover how work continues to keep the island special. After the escorted tour you will have time to independently explore the island or join your guide for a slide show in Jetty Cottage.
Places cost £25. Times and online booking (sorry, we aren’t able to offer telephone/postal bookings) are available at:
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/islandwalks~

 

8 July Liskeard Show, main ring.Liskeard & District Agricultural Show - Merrymeet, Liskeard 
Liskeard Show is one of the biggest in the South West. Come and see the great main ring entertainment, cattle, horses, donkeys, poultry, crafts, dog show, trade stands, Cornish food marquee and homes and gardens marquee.
Details 01579 343125 www.liskeardshow.org/
11 July Eden Sessions present Foals
This gig is one of only two Foals will play in England this year, and the only one outside their festival exclusive at Citadel.

www.edenproject.com

14 - 17 July Plymouth Regatta
Port of Plymouth Regatta Week offers superb competitive racing for all classes of dinghies and yachts in Plymouth Sound.
With a spectacular location to watch the racing and evening entertainment and shore side events to match, Plymouth Regatta is the place to be. For more information visit the Plymouth Regatta website.. http://yacht-regatta.ppsa.org.uk/
17 July
Stithians Show
Stithians Show is one of the largest and oldest one day shows in the country. Established in 1834, it has been held continuously since then (except for three years during the first world war, and five years during the second and 2001 due to foot & mouth concerns). It is held annually in July and the attendance is in excess of 20,000 people each year. The main attractions at Stithians Show are the thirteen 'Sections', where people exhibit and compete in a large variety of different activities. See www.stithiansshow.org.uk for more information:
  Lostwithiel Carnival Week
Carnival Parade, live music fireworks and more.
27 - 30 July Port Eliot Festival St Germans.
The Port Eliot Festival is an annual celebration of words, music, imagination, ideas, nature, food, fashion, flowers, laughter, exploration and fun.
An incredible array of performers have appeared at Port Eliot since the festival’s started over a decade ago, all drawn together by the festival’s laid-back approach and inspirational atmosphere. www.porteliotfestival.com
28 - 29 July Dobwalls Charity Beer Festival
The Highwayman, Dobwalls

100% Cornish Beers & Ciders!
Friday from 6pm; Saturday from 12 mid day.
All profits- Air Ambulance.
cancelled Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose Air Day
 
28 - 30 July Steam and Vintage FairBoconnoc Steam Fair - Liskeard Steam & Vintage Club
The Boconnoc Steam Fair, held at Boconnoc Estate near Liskeard can be considered one of the best rallies of its kind in Cornwall! A great selection of full size and miniature steam, classic cars, vintage vehicles, tractors & more are all on display. Why not visit the craft tent or one of the many trade stands whilst you’re visiting – you may pick up a treat! Lots to see and enjoy for all the family.
. Information from Boconnoc Estate Office, Boconnoc, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0RG
Telephone: 01208 872507 Facsimile: 01208 873836 www.boconnocenterprises.co.uk/events.html  or Liskeard Steam & Vintage Club www.lsvc.org
30 July - 5 August Looe Carnival Week
The Looe Carnival is the highlight of the Looe Lion’s event calendar with a week of events that cater for the interests of all ages & interests. List of events for the week but these can change see press or http://www.looefestivals.org/ for details.
 

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August

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Every Sunday Looe Lions Car Boot Sale @ West Wayland
The Looe Lions Car Boot Sale takes place every Sunday morning (subject to weather conditions) throughout the summer months (June to September) mid way between Looe & Polperro at West Wayland next to the camping and caravaning holiday camp. The official open hours are 08:00 to 12:00 although many regular sellers arrive from 06:30. The location is rural with extensive sea views adding to the enjoyment of the occasion.  More info: http://www.looelions.co.uk/carboot/
Open Sundays Gribbin Daymark Open Days
Visible from land and sea, Gribbin Head is Fowey's sentinel. It is a striking landmark due to its red and white daymark tower. The daymark has sat upon the Gribbin since 1832, providing a navigational aid to mariners. Walk out to the Gribbin Headland, take a picnic or stop off at Polridmouth Beach perhaps. National Trust volunteers will have the Daymark open so you can climb up the steps to the top. The fantastic views from the top are ample reward for the climb! Open Sundays from 7 July to 15 September (11am - 5pm) £1 adults; NT members and children free.
30 July - 5 August Looe Carnival Week
The Looe Carnival is the highlight of the Looe Lion’s event calendar with a week of events that cater for the interests of all ages & interests. List of events for the week but these can change see press or http://www.looefestivals.org/ for details.
 
9 - 10 August Annual British Fireworks Championships Finals - Plymouth Hoe / Plymouth Sound 9:30pmAnnual British Fireworks Championships Finals - Plymouth Hoe
The British Firework Championships will take place in Plymouth in August. Once again, six of the best UK firework display companies will compete in the hope of becoming the British Firework Champions for 2017. The best place to view the displays is from Plymouth Hoe where a fairground, catering units and live music will also be available.  For further information please visit the British Firework Championships website. www.britishfireworks.co.uk/
13 - 19 August Fowey Royal Regatta & Carnival WeekFowey Royal Regatta & Carnival Week
The Fowey Royal Regatta is hailed by many as one of the best local regattas in the country and is usually held over the third full week of August. Along with daily sailing races there are a number of other themed events mixed into the week including a midweek Carnival and ending with a spectacular Firework display over the harbour. If you have any queries regarding the sailing events of the Regatta please contact the Royal Fowey Yacht Club by calling (01726) 832245 or see: http://www.foweyroyalregatta.co.uk/ 
19 August Ploughman's Festival - Liskeard
Liskeard's biggest free community event of the summer! Music Beer Food Fun Hay Bales !
 
26 -28 August
 
Morval Vintage Steam RallyGreat Trethew Vintage Rally
After 40 years, and having raised thousands of pounds for local charities, the last  Morval Vintage Steam Rally took place in 2016.
In 2017, a new Rally is being organised, close to the original site, midway between Liskeard and Looe. For all the latest details see www.trethewrally.uk

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Sept

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every Sunday to 24/9

Looe Lions Car Boot Sale @ West Wayland
The Looe Lions Car Boot Sale takes place every Sunday morning (subject to weather conditions) throughout the summer months (June to September) mid way between Looe & Polperro at West Wayland next to the camping and caravaning holiday camp. The official open hours are 08:00 to 12:00 although many regular sellers arrive from 06:30. The location is rural with extensive sea views adding to the enjoyment of the occasion.  More info: http://www.looelions.co.uk/carboot/

Open Sundays

Gribbin Daymark Open Days
Visible from land and sea, Gribbin Head is Fowey's sentinel. It is a striking landmark due to its red and white daymark tower. The daymark has sat upon the Gribbin since 1832, providing a navigational aid to mariners. Walk out to the Gribbin Headland, take a picnic or stop off at Polridmouth Beach perhaps. National Trust volunteers will have the Daymark open so you can climb up the steps to the top. The fantastic views from the top are ample reward for the climb! Open Sundays from 7 July to 15 September (11am - 5pm) £1 adults; NT members and children free.
2 - 10 Sept Drawn to the Valley - Open Studios
The Drawn to the Valley group was formed in 2003 by the artists themselves, mainly as a support network but also in order to promote the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and to contribute to the regeneration of the local economy through selling exhibitions and Open Studios. We now have over 160 members, ranging from painters and printmakers to ceramicists, sculptors, calligraphers, jewellers and textile artists.  Open studio details at www.drawntothevalley.co.uk
4 & 18 Sept Looe Island Guided Walks
Join the island’s wardens for a fascinating walk around the nature reserve. These unique, pre-bookable trips are available on:
• Saturday 8th and Sunday 23rd April
• Monday 8th May
• Wednesday 7th June
• Friday 7th and Saturday 22nd July
• Monday 4th September
• Tuesday 3rd October

In addition we also have two speciality guided walks :
• Wednesday 24th May: Birds of Looe Island Guided Walk with Derek Spooner
• Monday 18th September: History of Looe Island Guided Walk with Mark Camp

Each visit starts with the fun of a boat trip from Looe’s bustling fishing harbour. Once landed on the island you will have 3 hours to be introduced to the fascinating nature and history of Looe Island. You will find out how the Atkins sisters bequeathed the island to Cornwall Wildlife Trust and discover how work continues to keep the island special. After the escorted tour you will have time to independently explore the island or join your guide for a slide show in Jetty Cottage.
Places cost £25. Times and online booking (sorry, we aren’t able to offer telephone/postal bookings) are available at:
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/islandwalks

 

9 -10 Sept Lanlivery Vintage Rally
Please come along and help to raise funds for local worthy causes

An Annual Vintage Rally and Country Fair held second weekend in September in spectacular countryside.
Held the second weekend of September each year and raising money for local charities

Organised by a committee of volunteers the event has run for over 30 years going from strength to strength and has become a well supported and famous part of the autumn calendar
www.lanliveryvintagerally.co.uk
16 - 23 Sept South East Cornwall Walking Festival

C
ontact Looe Tourist Information Centre on 01503 262072.
22 - 24 Sept The Great Cornish Food Festival, Lemon Quay, Truro
The biggest event of the year for lovers of Cornish food and drink! There’s something for everyone with lots to see and do and the finest selection of food and drink to try and buy.
ENTRY IS FREE

More info...  http://www.greatcornishfood.co.uk/festival/
tba Duloe Ale and Cider Festival
Duloe Recreation Ground. Great beers, good food, live music.
All proceeds to the Duloe Recreation Ground Association.
  Looe Music Festival Warm Up Party!
29 Sept - 1 Oct

Looe Music Festival  - see you on the beach!
90 bands /5 stages / 3 days.
www.looemusic.co.uk

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October

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29 Sept - 1 Oct

Looe Music Festival  - see you on the beach!
90 bands /5 stages / 3 days.
www.looemusic.co.uk

  Eden Project - Beer Festival
Join us for an evening of beery fun with St Austell Brewery, featuring around 100 speciality beers. Between 6pm and 11.30pm there'll be live music, fantastic food and a wider selection of beers and ciders to try. www.edenproject.com
  St Matthew’s Fair Day – Liskeard
Richard, Earl Of Cornwall granted a charter to Liskeard in 1266 which allowed the town to hold a fair on the feast of Matthew every year. The origins of the fair have been lost over the passage of time but in 1976 The Lions Club revived the fair and have carried on the tradition to this day…..Today there’ll be market stalls, music, town crier competition, Sealed Knot re-enactment group visiting Stuart House and children’s entertainment….
 
3 October Looe Island Guided Walks
Join the island’s wardens for a fascinating walk around the nature reserve. These unique, pre-bookable trips are available on:
• Saturday 8th and Sunday 23rd April
• Monday 8th May
• Wednesday 7th June
• Friday 7th and Saturday 22nd July
• Monday 4th September
• Tuesday 3rd October

In addition we also have two speciality guided walks :
• Wednesday 24th May: Birds of Looe Island Guided Walk with Derek Spooner
• Monday 18th September: History of Looe Island Guided Walk with Mark Camp

Each visit starts with the fun of a boat trip from Looe’s bustling fishing harbour. Once landed on the island you will have 3 hours to be introduced to the fascinating nature and history of Looe Island. You will find out how the Atkins sisters bequeathed the island to Cornwall Wildlife Trust and discover how work continues to keep the island special. After the escorted tour you will have time to independently explore the island or join your guide for a slide show in Jetty Cottage.
Places cost £25. Times and online booking (sorry, we aren’t able to offer telephone/postal bookings) are available at:
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/islandwalks

4 October Callington Honey Fair
A traditional street fair filled with a variety of stalls, it has become one of the biggest fairs in Cornwall with hundreds of people visiting the town every year. In the Town Hall there is a display from the local bee keepers and outside there is a fun fair and street entertainers.
11 October Tavistock Goosey Fair
Tavistock plays host to an annual fair dating back to the 12th Century. Farmers brought their geese for sale, and drove them through the streets to the Market. Although this practice has virtually stopped, it is still possible to obtain goose lunches at the various restaurants and cafes in the town on that day. The fair attracts market traders and showmen from all over the Country. Stalls and side-shows are set up in the centre of the Town, and the adjacent roads are filed with over 200 traders. Information: 01822 617232
12 - 15 October Falmouth Oyster Festival
Falmouth’s Events Square will again play host to one of Cornwall’s biggest and best loved specialist food festivals, Falmouth Oyster Festival, from Thursday October 12 – Sunday October 12. The annual festivities celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls.
 
  Producer Market at Crocadon
Mixed food, arts, crafts & plants, direct from the producers of Devon & Cornwall. 3rd Saturday of the month. 10am to 3pm. Free Entry.
For further information on events at Crocadon, visit www.crocadon.co.uk or telephone 01579 350096. Address: St Meliion, Saltash, PL12 6RL
  Ice skating @ The Eden Project - October Half-Term - Spring 2018
The magical ice rink returns just in time for half-term. The ice rink stays open through winter up until spring 2018. For more information, or to book lessons, parent and toddler or chilly penguin sessions, please contact our Box Office on 01726 811972, or book online.
15 October Eden Project Fun Run Marathon and Half Marathon

Eden Project Marathon and Half Marathon
The Eden marathon and half marathon follows a challenging course around Cornwall's dramatic Clay Country, it's a unique sporting experience for runners and spectators alike! www.edenproject.com

  Halloweden at The Eden Project
Hair raising activities, fun crafts and creepy goings - on. www.edenproject.com
 

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November

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  Ice skating @ The Eden Project
The ice rink stays open through winter up until 19th February 2017
 
November Liskeard Fireworks Display
Organised by Liskeard & Looe Round Table. Liskeard Rugby Training Field, Trevecca, Liskeard. 7.30pm. Adults £4, children £1, families £10.
Refreshments
5 November
7.30pm

 

Bonfire Night, Plymouth Hoe
Event: Bonfire Night – Plymouth Hoe  5th November

Taking place on  5 November on Plymouth Hoe the evening celebrations will begin at 4pm when fairground rides and catering stands open. The presenters of Heart FM South West will keep visitors entertained with an exciting music programme from 6pm on the stage which will be located on the grassed area near the Royal Citadel.

Located on the grass area by the Smeaton’s Tower Lighthouse, timber provided by Babcock will create the bonfire which will brighten the dark skies and provide warmth for the evening. The bonfire will be lit at 7.30. Creating a cosy atmosphere, visitors can gather around the fire with hot chocolate, tea, coffee and hot food that can be purchased from the many catering stands that will be available.

A fantastic firework display will also take place with Pyrovision setting off an assortment of rockets, fountains and firecrackers from the Royal Citadel at 8pm.
November
6.30pm
Polperro Fireworks Display
T
he Harbour from 6.30pm
November
7pm (display 7.30pm)
Tencreek Holiday Park Fireworks Display , Looe
Organised by Liskeard and Looe Round Table. £4 adults, £1 children, families £10. Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe.
Bar and refreshments.

 
tbc Looe Literary Festival
Four days of cosy talks and debates by open fires in Looe’s historic pubs, cafes and venues with guest authors and speakers. A celebration of intellectual minds, thought, debate, literature, creativity and creatives. Cornish hospitality and a breath of fresh Cornish sea air. Looe has invited world renowned Authors, Academics, Actors, Political and Creative Thinkers to give talks in our lovely Town.
11 November
11am
Armistice Day remembrances around the region
I
ncluding at Herodsfoot - a 'fortunate village' where none have been lost and the village war memorial commemorates all those who served and returned safely to the village. Short service of remembrance at 11am on the village green.
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Cotehele Christmas Food Fair
Stock up on all of your season's favourite meats, seafood, cheeses, spirits and puddings at this annual Christmas food fair in partnership with Taste of the West. £2 / children free

Cotehele, nr Saltash PL12 6TA National Trust
01579 351346
cotehele@nationaltrust.org.uk
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events
tbc Pencarrow Christmas Fair

See the website for more about Pencarrow House and Gardens www.pencarrow.co.uk/
Pencarrow, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 3AG Tel/Fax: (01208) 841369 Email: info@pencarrow.co.uk

 

tbc City of Lights, Truro,
Giant lanterns made from withy and tissue are paraded through Truro's streets, creating a magical festive atmosphere. Music, food and fun!
www.trurocityoflights.co.uk 01872 261770. Starts at 5.45pm (parade 7pm)
tbc

Eden Winter Festival

Details: www.edenproject.com

tbc
Meet Father Christmas at The Eden Project
Children £6, Adults £4.
Inside the cosy tent you’ll get to see ‘behind the scenes’, including the elves’ bunkbeds, the pigeonholes full of children’s letters, and all the stockings laid out ready for the big day.
After settling down for a story beside an open fire, each child can enjoy a special moment with the man in red.
We are also offering special sessions for those with autism and sensory or communication needs.
Details: www.edenproject.com


 

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December

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  Ice Skating at Eden ProjectIce skating @ The Eden Project
The magical ice rink returns through winter up until 19th February.
Sessions for the young and not-so-young, beginners and the more experienced!
tbc Padstow Christmas Festival
tbc Liskeard Vintage Fayre - Liskeard Public Hall.
An annual event celebrating all things vintage. Find unusual Christmas gifts & enjoy an evening of stress-free shopping. There will be a tea room, clothing, jewellery, glass, kitchenalia, fabric and more. For more details or to book a stall contact Zero 2 Vintage on 07943 135899 or email zero2vintage@aol.com
tbc SANTA’S ARRIVAL In Looe

Lantern Procession and Lights Switch On
From 5pm to 9pm – Craft Market in West Looe.
6.30pm – Lantern Procession (arranged by Looe Town Council) sets of from the Rose Garden, East Looe, and the Millpool, West Looe. Converging on the bridge to proceed to the Quayside Centre, West Looe for the official Lights Switch on and carol singing.

Santa’s Arrival
From 2pm to 9pm – Craft Market in West Looe.
2pm – Santa Arrives at the RNLI Station in East Looe with his two special reindeer. He then leads a procession through the town of Looe, over the bridge, to the Quayside Centre in West Looe, lead by Denise Doney and the Horse Carriage and Sheila’s School of Dancing, along with the Mayor and Mayoress. He will take up residence in his Grotto in West Looe to meet the children of Looe for the rest of the day.
While you wait for Santa you can visit the Nativity Scene in West Looe, with real animals to pet and fantastic photo opportunities! There will be a children’s entertainer, bouncy castle and hot food and drinks outlets to visit as well!
7pm – Fireworks will signify Santa’s Departure and a live band ‘Three’s Company’ will play under the Quayside Centre until 9pm. There will be a bar for the adults to make the most of the festive atmosphere!

Children’s Disco
1-3pm Children’s Disco and competitions in the Quayside Centre, West Looe (All children must be accompanied by an adult!)
followed by;
3pm Louis Evans
4.30pm Sgt Flynt
for the adults, with a bar and Cider and Ale available.

 
tbc Christmas Fayre at Crocadon
Free Entry.
For further information on events at Crocadon, visit www.crocadon.co.uk or telephone 01579 350096. Address: St Meliion, Saltash, PL12 6RL
tbc Polperro Christmas Market and Christmas Lights switch-on
Polperro's Christmas Lights will be switched on , with the Christmas Market on The Big Green during the day
tbc Liskeard Lights Up!
Liskeard’s annual winter carnival is always a magical evening. There will be a procession of lanterns followed by the switching on of the Christmas lights and a firework display.
tbc Christmas Carols with Pelynt Male Voice Choir

In aid of Looe RNLI branch. Millpool Centre, Looe.

(various days) Santa by Steam - Bodmin and Wenford Railway
Selected Dates in December
Join Santa aboard his steam hauled train for a one hour journey. Whilst on board the Elves will invite you to visit Santa in his
magical grotto, where all children will receive a special present! There's plenty of time for a photograph too!
Booking Essential!! For more details see:  www.bodminandwenfordrailway.co.uk/

 
tbc Dickensian Evening, Lostwithiel
On a dark Thursday evening in mid December, Lostwithiel lights up with its Dickensian Evening.The streets are filled with crowds who come to enjoy the old fashioned traditional Christmas experience.
The evening kicks off with a lantern parade led by the Lostwithiel Town Band, which processes up and down Fore Street. Shops in the centre of town are open late and shopkeepers dress up in Victorian garb. In fact lots of people get in the spirit and you'll see stallholders, performers and townspeople kitted out in old fashioned costumes.
Choirs, bands, musicians and buskers perform throughout the evening in the street and in venues around town, singing carols and festive tunes.
Craft and gift stalls can be found in the Church Rooms and Drill Hall.
For children there's an old fashioned merry-go-round fairground ride, a traditional Santa's grotto (with Santa in green robes rather than red!) and storytelling sessions.
There's plenty of refreshments with restaurants and cafes open all night and hot food from street vendors. Of course there's lashings of mulled wine or mulled cider available too. Once the festivities finish up around 9pm, the evening continues with live music and entertainment in local pubs and clubs
tbc Fowey Christmas Market
This popular event set on the Town Quay in the stunning location of Fowey is one of the county’s most popular Christmas market renowned for its quality. Come along for a spectacular weekend of festive entertainment, meet and great with Santa Claus, delicious artisan food and drink, along with plenty of opportunities to pick up some unique Christmas gifts from the enormous variety of high quality traders!

Friday night is late night shopping open from 5pm – 8.30pm. Saturday and Sunday the town Quay marquee is open from 10am – 5.30pm.

 
tbc Christmas Fair at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
This family friendly event will give you the perfect opportunity to get into the festive spirit and soak up the stunning surroundings as well as find some truly unique Christmas gifts.Visitors are invited to browse the traders' wares to find something unique for that special person – and with well over 70 stalls, there's certainly plenty on offer including food and drink produce, crafts, jewellery, art and more.

A warm welcome awaits you in the Heligan Kitchen where you can tempt your taste buds with delicious seasonal treats from the Heligan Bakery, enjoy a mulled wine and soak up the Christmas atmosphere.Don’t forget to pop into the award winning Lobbs Farm Shop on your way back to your car, to pick up some of the best food from the countryside and why not order your Christmas turkey whilst you’re there.

Free to Heligan Annual Members, £1 Local Pass holders and £2 for everyone else – including garden entry.
 
  Mousehole Harbour Lights Switch On
The 2017 ‘switch-on’ will be held on tba.
There will be an open-air Carolaire service at the entrance to the North Quay. The ‘Carolaire Choir’, comprising of the Mousehole Male Voice Choir, Members of the Mousehole Methodist Church and friends from the community together with the Pendeen Silver Band, will lead the community singing. This year the lights will be switched on by Mr William and Mrs Trudi Thomas.

If wet weather, the Carolaire service will be held in Mousehole Methodist Church
The lights will then be on each evening between 5pm and 11pm from 18th December 2016 until 7th January 2017 (With the exception of 19th Dec, when the lights will be dimmed between 8-9pm).
 
tbc Producer Market at Crocadon
Mixed food, arts, crafts & plants, direct from the producers of Devon & Cornwall. 3rd Saturday of the month. 10am to 3pm. Free Entry.
For further information on events at Crocadon, visit www.crocadon.co.uk or telephone 01579 350096. Address: St Meliion, Saltash, PL12 6RL
tbc Let's Wassail - Cotehele House
Get out your fancy dress, dig out your loud instruments and come and help us scare away the evil spirits in the Cotehele Orchards.
Come along to this pagan festival to scare away the evil spirits from the orchard and to ensure we have a successful crop. Why not come along in fancy dress?Wear fancy dress and bring a musical instrument (an old pot and a wooden spoon would do too).
Meet in the farmyard and parade with the troupe to the Old Orchard and Mother Orchard.
 
31st ! New Years Eve Celebrations - Looe
Looe is now rated as one of the most popular venues in UK for New Years Eve celebrations. Come in Fancy Dress. Fireworks at midnight on the beach. P.S. Taxis are available but need to be booked well in advance.

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January

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  Ice Skating at Eden ProjectIce skating @ The Eden Project
Where else but the Eden Project can you take the surreal stroll from the romantic winter chill of a skating rink to the subtropical warmth of the rainforest?
1 Jan Clean - up in Looe
From 8.30am, help get the town spick and span after the New Year's Eve revels!

11am ish - Annual RNLI Charity Swim event, Looe Seafront

To 3rd Jan Mousehole Christmas LightsMousehole Harbour Lights


See http://www.mouseholelights.org.uk/

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February

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  Spring comes early in Cornwall, and this is the time of year to see our gardens at their very best.  More details...
to 19th February Ice Skating at Eden ProjectIce skating @ The Eden Project
Where else but the Eden Project can you take the surreal stroll from the romantic winter chill of a skating rink to the sensuous subtropical warmth of the rainforest?
  Snowdrop Sundays 2017 at Pencarrow House


Peacock Cafe open 10.00am - 4.00pm www.pencarrow.co.ukk
 

Looe Pioneers 10 Miler
'
Hillish and hellish'!! with a course taking in wonderful coastal scenery. www.looepioneers.co.uk
 

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March

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March The Eden ProjectBlooming marvellous! @ The Eden Project 
Horticultural highlights for March: The worst of the winter weather is behind us (we hope!) and spring has made a welcome appearance in the outdoor landscape. Take a look at our other horticultural highlights for March, there's peach blossom in the Med Biome, pineapples fruiting in the Rainforest Biome, along with the bizarre looking Dutchman's Pipe. What to look out for at Eden this month www.edenproject.com
  The 2017 World Pasty Championships - Eden Project
The World Pasty Championships celebrate the traditional pasty recipe and set the table for both amateur and professional bakers to parade their wares. There are Cornish pasty categories based on the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) guidelines and open categories for pasties with creative fillings or pasties from outside Cornwall. Entertainment from the Fisherman's Friends and more !

We’re inviting pasty makers across Cornwall, the UK and the world to enter the competition!
5 March St Pirans day 2005St Piran's Day - Patron Saint of Cornwall
Cornwall’s patron saint, St Piran, is the patron saint of tinners from whom the county’s flag takes its name. Over the centuries many pilgrims have visited the site of St Piran's Oratory or Chapel in the towans at Perran Sands. On the nearest Sunday to his special day, March 5, hundreds of people come from all over Cornwall and beyond come to remember and honour him. St Piran’s Tide occurs surrounding the date March 5 and has evolved around St Piran’s Day to provide a week-long event of festivities taking place throughout Cornwall. A highlight of the week are colourful processions with music and dance though Bodmin and Truro on St Piran’s Day itself, and also a re-enactment of St Piran’s arrival in Cornwall on Perran Sands, Perranporth

Ttrelawny 'shout' : The Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) would love you to join in with a collective ‘shout’ at 9pm on March 5th, the national day of Cornwall (a shout being the term for Cornish pub singing). What better way to celebrate than to take part in a mass singing of the Cornish anthem ‘Trelawny’.
  Producer Market at Crocadon
Mixed food, arts, crafts & plants, direct from the producers of Devon & Cornwall. 10am to 3pm. Free Entry.
For further information on events at Crocadon, visit www.crocadon.co.uk or telephone 01579 350096. Address: St Meliion, Saltash, PL12 6RL
   

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April

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  This is the time of year to see our gardens at their very best. More details...
  Cornwall Spring Flower Show 2018 - Boconnoc House nr Lostwithiel

The 106th Cornwall Spring Flower Show will take place on  at the stunning Boconnoc Estate near Lostwithiel.

It is the first major flower show of the horticultural year in the UK and where committed gardeners and their families come for their first major horticultural spend of the year.

 
   
  Plymouth Half Marathon
City Centre start, finishing on The Hoe www.runplymouth.co.uk
  Saltash May Fair
Saltash May Fair is the annual event put on for the people of Saltash. To aim at celebrating the community, businesses and organisations of the town. This year’s May Fair will take place on Saturday 29th April from 10 am. FREE entry