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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 18th 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?
2 February
7.30pm
Wurlitza present 'A Cottage on Dartmoor' at Liskerrett Community Centre, Liskeard

Liskerrett Community Cinema are pleased to be welcoming back local band Wurlitza with their latest film/live soundtrack presentation.Wurlitza are a five part band specialising in adding live soundtracks to the best silent movies of the late 1920s.

Their wide ranging repertoire includes original, pop, contemporary, classical, jazz and klezmer music. Expect the unexpected! Wurlitza add a modern twist to silent film accompaniment by adding music that will be familiar, but arranged in a way that is novel and fresh. The soundtrack to A Cottage in Dartmoor includes classical pieces by Mozart, Chopin and Villa Lobos, alongside jazz and pop songs from Serge Gainsbourgh, Blondie, Buddy Holly and Coldplay.

Wurlitza have performed their unique live silent film soundtracks to critical acclaim throughout the South West and beyond, wowing audiences at Glastonbury Festival in 2016 and Blackpool Film Festival in 2017. Recent performances at Sheepstor and Newton Ferrers have been sold out, so it may be worth buying your ticket in advance.

A Cottage on Dartmoor is a thriller of love, jealousy and hairdressing. Made in 1929 by the young Anthony Asquith, this film explores the latest craze to have been hitting the cinemas; the talkies. One of the last silent films to be made, this is early British cinema at its best.


All welcome. Tickets available on the door, Adults £4, Under 16’s £3.
Our screenings offer disabled access and toilet facilities, hearing loop and free entry for carers.
www.liskerrett.co.uk

 
10 Feb
9am - 1pm

Liskeard Produce Market
A local produce market showcasing the best in handmade crafts and a great variety of the tastiest locally sourced food and drink. Refreshments available for you to enjoy.Liskeard Public Hall, 9am-1pm

10 Feb
10am - 4pm
Antiques and Bric-a-Brac at Liskeard Public Hall
Antiques and bric-a-brac stalls.
Long Room, Liskeard Public Hall. 10am-4pm. All welcome.

 
10 - 18 Feb Early Man at The Eden Project
Get ready for a prehistoric adventure of epic proportions at Eden this half-term. In association with Early Man, the major new film release from Nick Park and Aardman.

Bring your tribe to Eden for intrepid adventures and behind-the-scenes fun based on the latest adventure by the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit.

The film, starring Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall and Richard Ayoade, is the first feature directed by the four-time Oscar-winner Nick Park since 2005’s Wallace & Gromit adventure The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy to save their home.
www.edenproject.com
10 - 18 Feb
 

'Love Birds' at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
This February half term you're invited to come and meet the owls and to learn all about Heligan’s feathered friends.
www.heligan.com

11 & 18 Feb Snowdrop Sundays 2018 at Pencarrow House

The Pencarrow Snowdrop Sundays are on the 11th and 18th Feb 2018. Entrance by donation, 10am - 4pm. The Peacock Cafe will be open for refreshments and dogs are welcome in the gardens.

The 11th is in aid of the dog charity Last Chance Hotel and the 18th is for Blood Bikes, who carry vital supplies of blood where it's needed

www.pencarrow.co.uk

12 - 14 Feb Bushcraft for Kids – Cotehele House (NT)
Something to entertain the kids this half term. They will build a shelter, light a controlled fire and learn survival skills in the wild. Suitable for ages 7-15, wear clothing appropriate for the weather.

This activity is run by our partner Jack at Serious Outdoor Skills – read about jack: www.seriousoutdoorskills.co.uk

Sessions are 10am-12pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm, £6. Booking essential – call 01579 351346 then press 0
14 Feb
10am
Love Your Beach! Beach Clean at Millendreath
Join our friendly group to clean Millendreath Beach - equipment provided. All welcome!
www.looemarineconservation.org

 
17 Feb
12.30pm
A Winter Wonderland: February Half-Term Rockpool Ramble
Venue: Hannafore Beach
Meet below the Coastguard Station at Hannafore, West Looe – look for the Looe Marine Conservation Group sailflags! Even in February there is an amazing variety of seaweeds and creatures to be found in Looe’s beautiful rockpools.
www.looemarineconservation.org
20 Feb
6.30pm
Birds of Looe, a talk by Derek Spooner
Venue: Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station - upstairs in the Crewroom
Followed by LMCG Meeting, 7.30pm – All welcome. Illustrated talk by local birder and author of the book Wild Looe. Help improve your skills in identifying the wide range of birds associated with the marine and coastal environment of Looe.
www.looemarineconservation.org
21st Feb 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 SeaWW2 epic Dunkirk (12A) at Cinema by the Sea, Looe
Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance.
Running time 106 minutes
The story of the Dunkirk evacuation. In May 1940, Germany invaded France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly evacuated from the beach using every serviceable boat that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.
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
24 Feb

7.30pm
Life Girl by Jane Pugh - Liskerrett Community Centre, Liskeard
Life Girl is a storytelling show about living alone without being lonely, witten and performed by Jane Pugh.

Jane grew up watching Saturday morning children’s telly and one of her favourite programmes was Robinson Crusoe, a badly dubbed drama about a blonde man on a tropical island and tramping across the sand.

That was it, really.

Then she grew up and forgot about it until she read about how loneliness shortens your life-span and she panicked because she lives on her own and she thought she was going to die. She did some research and discovered that being alone and being lonely are two entirely separate ways of being.
So, this show is a survivor’s guide to the art of living on your own.

It parallels her single life with that of Robinson Crusoe’s and questions whether some of us are born to be independent, free-spirits who don’t have a problem with drinking on their own.

Tickets £8. Box Office 01579 340307

Online www.carntocove.co.uk  www.liskerrett.co.uk
24 Feb
11am - 5pm
Indoor Gig Rowing Championships at Eden
Come along to Eden on 24 February and try your hand at indoor gig rowing – we’ll have competitive sessions suitable for every ability.

Time trials and club relays
Rowers in different categories will be able to compete against each other in time-based trials in the Mediterranean Biome. We’ll also be running club relays throughout the day.

Rainforest relay challenge
For a bit of extra fun, your relay team will can also sign up on the day to take part in a very special challenge in the steamy Rainforest Biome. We’ll be attempting a relay totalling 77 kilometers, the length of the Panama Canal – see how far your team can go!

If you’d prefer not to compete but would still like the chance to try it out, there’ll also be chances for newcomers to come and try their hand.There’ll be plenty to do and see for non-rowers too – come along to cheer on rowers, and learn about the rich history and craftsmanship of gig boats in Cornwall.
For non-rowers who would like to come along and see all the action, entry is free with admission.
Prices for those that would like to take part in sessions are as follows:

Adult: £10, Child: £7.50
A pasty and a pint (or equivalent) is included in the price of your adult or child ticket!

Relay team (four adults): £20
25 Feb
12pm - 6pm
Mark Little’s Fool School – Comedy Workshop

So you’re funny? And you want to be funny on stage? WHY? Come and find out!
The workshop is spread over 3 dates in Cornwall. Sunday February 25th, then the weekend of Saturday 31st March/Sunday 1st April (Easter weekend).
What the course includes:
All day workshop on Sunday 25th February: SIX HOURS OF INTENSE FOOLISHNESS
plus
Saturday 31st March/Sunday 1st April
A chance to perform your ‘Three Minutes of Schtick’ in front of a LIVE ‘FOOL SCHOOL SHOWCASE’ AUDIENCE!
followed by
‘Evidence and Postmortem’ (1st of April)
(yes, it’s Quincy time as we dissect your hard earned performance tape)

Mark Little brings over three decades of 5 star comedy stage experience to this unique workshop opportunity.
Always the innovator, Little will encourage you to think and create for yourself in an attempt to subvert a comedy landscape littered with narcissism.

For more information email: dobfools_comedy@outlook.com

The cost for the 3 dates is £120 per participant. Places will be limited, and if you have any questions just ask. Preference will be given to people who can make the whole course. A Buffet lunch is included on both the workshop days.
 25 Feb
10am Start
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
2 March
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Liskerrett Community Cinema – Victoria and Abdul (U)
Varley Lane, Liskeard

Late in her reign, the bored, stifled and mournful Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) encounters a young Indian clerk named Abdul Kareem (Ali Fazal). After becoming unlikely friends, their relationship deepens, with Victoria announcing Ali as her “Munshi”, or Indian Secretary — much to the consternation of her courtiers, particularly her son, Bertie (Eddie Izzard), the future King Edward VII.

Films are shown on the first Friday of the month at 2.30pm and 7.30pm unless otherwise advertised. The matinee screenings are sub-titled.

Tickets £4 on the door (£3 for under 16s) and there is free entry for carers, all are welcome, we provide refreshments at each screening and produce film notes for people who provide us with an email address. www.liskerrett.co.uk
3 March The 2018 World Pasty Championships - Eden Project
Our seventh World Pasty Championships in 2018 will be the culmination of Cornish Pasty Week, run by the Cornish Pasty Association. Register and bring your best pasty along to be in with chance of winning the coveted title, or simply come along for a great day of eating and entertainment, headlined by Britpop legends Dodgy with support from 3 Daft Monkeys and Hedluv + Passman!

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

Trelawny '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’.
7 - 11 March 50th Annual Exhibition and sale of Art and Craft
Liskeard Local Cancer Research UK Committee, The Public Hall, Liskeard.


Opening Night Tuesday 6th March at 7-7.30 pm. Tickets: £5 including cheese and wine. All Welcome.

Exhibition: Wednesday 7th-Sunday 11th March daily between 10 am-7.30 pm (closes 3.30 pm on Sunday) Admission Wednesday-Sunday: £1.50
Enquiries: 01579 342821 or 01579 345097

email: crukliskeard@gmail.com
16 March
7pm
A Variety Evening for St Petroc’s Society
Liskeard Public Hall


Do you like music? Poetry? Quizzes? A good laugh? Then this evening is for you!
Mayors, deputy Mayors and former Mayors from all over Cornwall are coming together to entertain you

Tickets: £10 including a pasty supper
Tickets available from Bittersweet, 9, Fore Street, Liskeard or call 01872 260948
17 March
11am
18 March
4pm
Daffodil Weekend at Cothele (NT)
Come and see the wonderful collection of daffodils grown on Cotehele Estate. Local garden enthusiasts will make and display fresh daffodil sculptures, there will be a display of historic and new varieties of daffodils plus a guided tour of daffodils in the garden.
17 March
12pm
Guiness and Gin
The fifth annual Skamodpunksoul Fest at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe. This year there is a Guinness and Gin theme.

Live Rugby, Live Music from Vicious Kitten and Black Friday, DJ, Bar open all day, Hot Food, Cornish Wear. This is the 5th Event we have run, and will be the best yet!

Featuring big screen rugby from 12 noon followed by live music from 6pm.

Tickets £12 in advance from Thompsons Opticians in Liskeard and Looe or online. Combined accommodation and admission tickets available from Tencreek. Tickets on the door £15 (if still available)

For more info see www.facebook.com/guinnessandgin/

All profits go to Liskeard and Looe Round Table for distribution to good causes in the local area.
17 March
7.30pm
Juan Martin- Solo
Calstock Arts

A giant of Flamenco guitar tradition will perform on Saturday 17th March at Calstock Arts.
Tickets available in person from Liskeard Tourist Information Centre.
Call 01726 879500 or via www.calstockarts.org
17 March
8pm
An Evening with Hazel O’Connor
Carnglaze Caverns

A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined here by Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance.

Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our present times.

Expect a soulful introspective dip into Hazel’s stunning portfolio, the old and the new. A sumptuous night of some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire. With a special Meet & Greet immediately after the show you’re in for a treat! Unmissable, book early!

Tickets £21, to book call Carnglaze Caverns on 01579 320251
24 - 25 March East Cornwall Bach Choir- ‘Celebrating Bach’
St Neot Parish Church, St Neot, Nr Liskeard, PL14 6NG
East Cornwall Bach Choir present ‘Celebrating Bach’ on 24th- 25th March at St Neot Church Guitar Recital £5/ Bach Cantatas and Motets £12/ Organ Recital and Evensong £6 For all concerts- students half price/ Children 12 and under FREE
24 March - 15 April Easter at Eden
Easter at Eden will take place 24th March- 15th April Have you got the Eggs Factor? come along to our Easter Eggstravaganza to find out! There are dozens of activities for the whole family to have a crack at this Easter in our new three week programme. Eggsplore Eden on one of our egg hunts, scramble your way through our assault course and tackle other Easter inspired games. Plus there will be lots of special prizes and treats to enjoy. www.edenproject.com
24 March - 8 April Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Cotehele (NT)
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Cotehele, March 24th- April 8th between 10 am- 4 pm Admission Charges apply. £2 per trail Bunny has made a puzzle for you around the garden. Pick up a map and follow the clues to point you in the right direction of the chocolate treat that’s waiting for you at the end.
24 March
10am - 12pm
Liskeard Community Fair
Liskeard Town Council will be holding its Annual Liskeard Community Fair on Saturday 24 March from 10am – 12.30pm at the Public Hall on West Street.This offers the opportunity to come along and discover the huge range of clubs and organisations in the town of Liskeard.

If you are part of a charity, group, organisation or club in Liskeard and would you like to recruit new members, promote your group, raise some monies or just simply make contact with other groups, clubs etc in the Town, then book at table at the Community Fair. Tables are FREE and are limited to one per group/club. To book a table contact Trudy on 01579 345407 or email accounts@liskeard.gov.uk

There will be tea and cake and much more!
25 March
1.30pm - 3pm
Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Mount Edgcumbe
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ
Annual Childrens Easter Egg Hunt at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park
25 March
3pm
East Cornwall Bach Choir – Evensong, Afternoon Tea and Organ Recital
St Neot Parish Church, St Neot, Nr Liskeard, PL14 6NG

East Cornwall Bach Choir present Evensong, Afternoon Tea and Organ Recital at St Neot Church on Sunday 25th March at 3pm The service will be followed by afternoon tea from 4pm, From 5pm there will be an organ recital by Jonathan Delbridge.

31 March
11am
Beach Clean at Seaton
Join our friendly group to clean the beach and remove harmful plastics and other rubbish from the marine environment. Enjoy the company of like-minded people and warm up in the cafe afterwards. All welcome. Equipment provided.
www.looemarineconservation.org

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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...
to 8 April Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Cotehele (NT)
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Cotehele, March 24th- April 8th between 10 am- 4 pm Admission Charges apply. £2 per trail Bunny has made a puzzle for you around the garden. Pick up a map and follow the clues to point you in the right direction of the chocolate treat that’s waiting for you at the end.
to 15 April Easter at Eden
Easter at Eden will take place 24th March- 15th April Have you got the Eggs Factor? come along to our Easter Eggstravaganza to find out! There are dozens of activities for the whole family to have a crack at this Easter in our new three week programme. Eggsplore Eden on one of our egg hunts, scramble your way through our assault course and tackle other Easter inspired games. Plus there will be lots of special prizes and treats to enjoy.
1 April Easter Egg Hunt & Giant Easter Egg Raffle
Venue: East Looe Beach
www.looelions.co.uk

 
1 April
11am - 4pm
Looe Craft Market
11:00am - 4:00pmLocal people selling hand made crafts and gifts.
looe.harbour@btconnect.com www.looeharbour.com
2 - 27 April Free Garden Tour at Lanhydrock (NT)
Free Garden Tour at Lanhydrock between 2nd-27th April daily Tours run daily: 11- 11.30 am and 4- 4.30 pm Volunteer guides lead you around the formal garden on most weekdays, sharing their knowledge and answering your questions. We may have one or two tours on a given day so please ensure you call in advance to check availability – 01208 265950
2 April
1pm - 2pm
Spring Rockpool Watch - Easter Holiday Rockpool Ramble
Venue: Hannafore Beach - meet below the Coastguard Station

A free event suitable for all ages, no need to book. No nets, please – they can harm delicate rock pool creatures. After surviving the winter, the rock pool community now copes with increased exposure to sunlight and warming waters. This brings new growth and new visitors to these hidden worlds.
www.looemarineconservation.org
4 April
10am - 12pm
Camellia Walk at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park
Cremyl, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ


Camellia Walk at Mount Edgcumbe on Weds 4th April between 10 am- 12 noon This is an opportunity to join the Curator of the National Camellia Collection, held by Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, on a conducted tour of the collection that currently numbers approximately 1,000 cultivars. Meeting at Dry Walk Car Park tickets costs £5.00 p.p. Suitable walking shoes and clothing is a must on this outdoor adventure. Booking is essential as minimum numbers are required for this event
6 April

2.30pm &
7.30pm

Liskerrett Community Cinema – Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)
Liskerrett Community Centre, VArley Lane, Liskeard

Suffering PTSD after returning from World War I, playwright A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) moves his family to the countryside and attempts to write an anti-war book. But while suffering from writer’s block he begins bonding with his young son (Will Tilston) and envisages a story for children instead.

Films are shown on the first Friday of the month at 2.30pm and 7.30pm unless otherwise advertised. The matinee screenings are sub-titled.
Tickets £4 on the door (£3 for under 16s) and there is free entry for carers, all are welcome, we provide refreshments at each screening and produce film notes for people who provide us with an email address. www.liskerrett.co.uk
7 & 8
April
Cornwall Spring Flower Show 2018 - Boconnoc House nr 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.
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7 April
7.30pm
Polperro Fishermen’s Choir Concert
St Cleer Parish Church, St Cleer, Liskeard, PL14 5DN
m Concert in aid of St Cleer Church. Entry: £6.50 Tickets available from mid-February. Contact 07773 298969 Ticket Cost include refreshments
11 April
11am
Spring Garden Tour- Mount Edgcumbe
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ
Take a tour of our Grade I listed gardens and historic buildings while they are surrounded by beautiful spring blooms. Tickets £5.00 p.p. Meet at Cremyll Gate. Booking is essential as minimum numbers are required for this event to go ahead.
13 April Looe Island Guided Walk
Take a boat ride to Looe Island Nature Reserve where you join the warden for an escorted walk. Spot the wildlife, learn about the Trust's work & island life. Walks must be pr-booked via the Cornwall Wildlife Trust website.
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org
14 April
8pm
Show of Hands with Geoff Lakeman
Carnglaze Caverns

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer: two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Dovetailing old songs with new, this is an unmissable celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts, the original duo format makes a rare return to more intimate settings. Steve and Phil’s special guest is compelling musician and fellow Devonian Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe.

Tickets £23, to book call Carnglaze Caverns on 01579 320251
15 April
11am - 4pm
Looe Craft Market
Local people selling hand made crafts and gifts.
looe.harbour@btconnect.com www.looeharbour.com
28 April
10am - 1pm
Bluebell Walk at Lanhydrock (NT)
Lanhydrock, PL30 4AE
A chance to discover the beautiful bluebells at Lanhydrock on this guided walk on the estate, followed by lunch in the restaurant on Saturday 28th April between 10 am- 1 pm Booking essential on 01208 265950 Admission prices apply
28 April Looe Island Guided Walk
Take a boat ride to Looe Island Nature Reserve where you join the warden for an escorted walk. Spot the Island's wildlife & learn about the Trust's work & Island life. Walks must be pre-booked via Cornwall Wildlife Trust website.
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org

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May

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1 May
 
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...
4 May
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Liskerrett Community Cinema – Murder on the Orient Express (12A)
Liskerrett Community Centre, Varley Lane, Liskeard, PL14 4AP
Murder on the Orient Express – Rated 12A In this retelling of Agatha Christie’s classic murder-mystery, a shady businessman (Johnny Depp) is stabbed to death aboard an opulent train service, and everyone among the eclectic array of first-class passengers is a suspect. It is up to the meticulous mind of Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) to solve the riddle.
5 May West Looe May Fayre
Quayside Centre & West Looe Quayside, West Looe
 
5 May 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. FREE entry
6 May
10.30am - 12.30pm
Dowsing for beginners at Mount Edgcumbe
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ
Dowsing for Beginners at Mount Edgcumbe Sceptical? Why not try out the ancient art of dowsing here at Mount Edgcumbe and develop a new skill. Meeting on the terrace in front of the House tickets £5.00 p.p. and don’t forget your wire coat hangers!
7 May Kingsand / Cawsand and Millbrook annual Black Prince flower boat processionKingsand / Cawsand and Millbrook annual Black Prince flower boat procession
Venue: Millbrook, Kingsand & Cawsand

A traditional May Day festival to banish winter and welcome in the spring and summer – with hope for a fruitful harvest from land and sea.
8 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/
11 - 19 May Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature (ex-Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts & Literature). Daphne du Maurier : Daphne du Maurier
Once again you can enjoy an entertaining programme of drama, music, talks, concerts, guided walks, events, free music.  something for everyone!
12 May Looe Island Guided Walk - Looe Island History with Mark Camp
Venue: Looe Island
Take a boat ride to Looe Island Nature Reserve for a speciality walk. Walks must be pre-booked via Cornwall Wildlife Trust website.
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
13 May Looe Island Guided Walk
Venue: Looe Island
Take a boat ride to Looe Island Nature Reserve where you join the warden for an escorted walk. Spot the Island's wildlife & learn about the Trust's work & Island life. Walks must be pre-booked via Cornwall Wildlife Trust website.
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
13 May
11am - 4pm
Looe Craft Market
Local people selling hand made crafts and gifts.
looe.harbour@btconnect.com www.looeharbour.com
13 May Eden Classic Sportive Cycling
Eden Project, Bodelva, St. Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG

Price: £32/£36/£40 Free entry to Eden for friends and family of riders. Register now on the British Cycling website.
A sportive is a non-competitive mass participation cycle ride. Our Eden Classic has three distances suitable for varying abilities: the short yet challenging 35-miles for novice sportive riders, the mid distance of 62-miles for intermediate riders and the 100-mile route for the experienced sportive rider looking for a challenge.
15 May
11.30am
History and Heritage of the Earl’s Garden
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ

Discover all about the beautiful Earl’s Garden here at Mount Edgcumbe and what’s hidden away in all the nooks and crannies. Starting at 11.30am the talk will last approximately 1hr. Tickets cost £5.00 per person and should be booked in advance. Tickets include entry to the House after the talk. Booking is essential as minimum numbers are required for this event to go ahead
19 May Callington MayFest
Callington MayFest: giants, dance, choirs,music, craft stalls,food stall and more!
 
19 - 28 May 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
20 May LostFest - Lostwithiel
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.
25 - 27 May The Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross

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

tbc 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.
 
26 - 27 May
 
Green Man Festival at Mount Edgcumbe
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ
The Green Man Festival returns to Mount Edgecumbe on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May between 10 am- 4 pm The giant figure of the Green Man presides over music, entertainment, delicious food stalls and fabulous gift and craft stalls. With a children’s entertainment area there’s something for all the family.
27 May Looe's Land and Sea Day

www.looelions.co.uk
28 May Looe Island Guided Walk - Looe Island Birds with Derek Spooner
Venue: Looe Island
Take a boat ride to Looe Island Nature Reserve for a speciality walk. Walks must be pre-booked via Cornwall Wildlife Trust website.
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
31 May - 3 June Charles Causley Festival
Launceston's Festival of Literature and The Arts. Our headline attraction this year will be the well-known and well-loved poet and broadcaster Roger McGough (accompanied by Little Machine, firm favourites in support of headline poets in previous Causley Festivals).
Full programme at:

www.charlescausleyfestival.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/
1 June
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Liskerrett Community Cinema – Paddington 2 (PG)
Liskerrett Community Centre, Varley Lane, Liskeard, PL14 4AP

With his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday approaching, Paddington (Ben Whishaw) wants to buy her something special. He settles on a unique pop-up book of London, but it’s too expensive for a bear’s meager means. Before Paddington can save enough to buy it, the book is stolen by local actor Phoenix Buchanan (Hugh Grant), who has a much darker reason for wanting it
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to 3 June Charles Causley Festival
Launceston's Festival of Literature and The Arts. Our headline attraction this year will be the well-known and well-loved poet and broadcaster Roger McGough (accompanied by Little Machine, firm favourites in support of headline poets in previous Causley Festivals).
Full programme at:

www.charlescausleyfestival.co.uk
6 June Gary Barlow at The Eden Sessions
Gary Barlow is one of the most successful and decorated songwriters of his generation, having penned 14 number one singles and won six Ivor Novello awards across his illustrious career in Take That and as a solo artist. He has also been a judge on ITV’s The X-Factor and the BBC’s Let it Shine and written songs for numerous artists, including Sir Elton John, Robbie Williams, Lily Allen and Dame Shirley Bassey.

www.edensessions.com

7 - 9 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
9 - 10 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/
15 & 16 June Massive Attack plus Young Fathers at The Eden Sessions
In a major coup for the Sessions, Massive Attack will be playing their only UK outdoor shows of 2018 at Eden next summer.

Hailing from Bristol with 3D and Daddy G as core members, Massive Attack have brought together singers and musicians from a broad array of genres to forge a unique sound and a catalogue of all-time classic tracks. Across their five highly acclaimed studio albums – Blue Lines, Protection, Mezzanine, 100th Window and Heligoland – this ground-breaking act has built a huge influence on the development of contemporary music.

Don’t miss the chance to see their spectacular live show, with our Biomes providing an awe-inspiring backdrop to their epic sound. These gigs promise to be some of the most memorable in Sessions history!

www.edensessions.com

16 - 24 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.
23 June A Beautiful Day Out at The Eden Sessions
Levellers, New Model Army, Reef, Dreadzone and Ginger Wildheart
In a first event of its kind at Eden, this is a one-day version of the award-winning grass roots festival Beautiful Days.

www.edensessions.com
 

  Liskeard Carnival Week 
Events all week including the furry dance on Wednesday (5.30om) and Carnival procession on Saturday 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
5 July Jack Johnson at The Eden Sessions
Hawaiian singer-songwriter Jack is making his return to the Eden Sessions, having first played to a sell-out crowd in 2010.

Since 2001, Jack has released seven studio albums and two live albums that have sold over 25 million copies worldwide. Jack’s latest record, All The Light Above it Too, was released in September and debuted at number four on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
He had three consecutive UK number one albums between 2005 and 2010 with In Between Dreams, Sleep Through the Static and To The Sea. In 2006, he won the BRIT Awards for Best International Breakthrough Artist.

www.edensessions.com

7 July Björk at The Eden Sessions
This Eden concert is set to be one of only two the Icelandic superstar is due to play in the UK in the summer of 2018. Her other appearance will be at the new All Points East festival in London’s Victoria Park.
Over a career spanning four decades, Björk has developed a unique style which takes in pop, electronic, classical, trip hop and avant-garde styles. She came to fame as the lead singer of the alt-rock group The Sugarcubes before going solo in 1993 and winning massive acclaim with albums such as Debut (1993), Post (1995) and Homogenic (1997).

She has had 30 singles reach the top 40 on pop charts around the world, with 22 top 40 hits in the UK. These include the top 10 hits It’s Oh So Quiet, Army of Me and Hyperballad.

Among many accolades, Björk has won five BRIT Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, one MOJO Award, three UK Music Video Awards and 21 Icelandic Music Awards.

Her latest release Blissing Me is the second single to come from her ninth studio album, Utopia. The video is directed by Tim Walker and Emma Dalzell, featuring makeup by Hungry, and shot in one single take in Iceland.

www.edensessions.com

14 July
8am - 4pm
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/
16 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:
22 - 28 July Lostwithiel Carnival Week
Carnival Parade, live music fireworks and more.
 
26 - 29 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
tbc Dobwalls Charity Beer Festival
The Highwayman, Dobwalls

100% Cornish Beers & Ciders!

All profits- Air Ambulance.
tbc Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose Air Day
 
27 - 29 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 - 4 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.
 

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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 - 4 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.
 
5 August Classic Car Show and Summer Fayre at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park
Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ
The annual Classic Car Show and Country Fayre will take place at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Classic, American and kit cars will be on show along with military vehicles. Spectators Free entry to the event for spectators, parking charge of £5 per car. Car parks open at 8am.
8 - 9 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 2018. 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/
tbc Upton Cross - Annual Arts and Craft Exhibition
Upton Cross Parish Hall, PL14 5AN
Upton Cross’s Annual Arts and Craft Exhibition at Upton Cross New Parish Hall and School. Many thousands of items on sale.  Free Parking. Disabled access. Outdoor stalls, raffle, homeade refreshments, new park and children’s play area
19 - 25 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/ 
tbc 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 was 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 end Sept

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.
tbc 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
8 & 9 Sept Lanlivery Vintage Rally & Country Fair
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
tbc Duloe Ale and Cider Festival
Charity Ale and cider festival featuring four great local bands, 18 real ales, local cider from Cornish orchards. Family friendly- well behaved dogs welcome too. £5 on the door which includes festival pint glass and first drink. 
tbc South East Cornwall Walking Festival
T
he South East Cornwall Walking Festival celebrates the wonderful countryside in and around south east Cornwall. Join local guides who know the area inside out, who will lead you to hidden viewpoints, deserted beaches and picturesque villages.

 
tbc 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/
  Looe Music Festival Warm Up Party!
21 - 23 Sept Looe Music Festival  - see you on the beach!
90 bands /5 stages / 3 days.
www.looemusic.co.uk
tbc

Eden Beer Festival
Join our annual celebration featuring a huge range of craft ales, speciality ciders and artisan gins from Cornwall and beyond.
Ticketed event, over 18s only
Price: £12.50 (no Eden admission ticket needed)
6pm-12pm (last orders 11.30pm) www.edenproject.com

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October

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tbc 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
tbc 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….
 
tbc 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.
10 Oct 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
11 - 14 Oct Falmouth Oyster Festival
Falmouth’s Events Square will again play host to one of Cornwall’s biggest and best loved specialist food festivals. 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.
 
tbc Ice skating @ The Eden Project - October Half-Term - Spring 2019
The magical ice rink returns just in time for half-term. The ice rink stays open through winter up until spring 2019. 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.
14 Oct Eden Project Fun Run Marathon and Half Marathon

Eden Project Marathon and Half Marathon
Cornwall’s biggest running event, the Eden Marathon and Half Marathon returns with a multi-terrain route through spectacular countryside.
Technical t-shirt, pasty and a beer for all race runners – where else but Cornwall?
Themed medal for all race finishers
Cash prizes for race winners and prizes for category winners.
Free entry to Eden for runners and accompanying family members and supporters on the day.
Water stations every three miles and isotonic drinks every seven miles
Free post-race massage.
Chip timing, and free online analysis of your race via RunPix

Book your place online at www.edenproject.com

tbc

Halloween at The Eden Project
 www.edenproject.com

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November

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tbc Ice skating @ The Eden Project
The ice rink stays open through winter up until February 2019
 
tbc  Looe Liskeard and Looe Round Table - Fireworks at Looe
 @ 7:00 pm | Adult £4, child £1, family £10 (2 adults, 3 children)
Liskeard and Looe Round Table proudly present Fireworks at Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe on.

Display starts at 7.30 pm
Adults: £4/Children £1/ families £10 (2 Adults, 3 children)
Burgers, Hot and Cold Drinks Bar

 
tbc Polperro Fireworks Display
Polperro Fireworks Display will take place on

Come and watch the annual spectacular display at Peak Rock
tbc Cotehele Winter Craft Fair
Cotehele Winter Craft Fair will take place on
Join us for this annual winter craft fair and enjoy early shopping for Christmas.The fair features contemporary art and craft makers exhibiting and selling a selection of handmade and affordable gifts
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

 

tbc

Bonfire Night, Plymouth Hoe
Event: Bonfire Night – Plymouth Hoe  5th November
Plymouth will be hosting a bonfire and fireworks display on The Hoe for Bonfire Night.
There’ll be fairground rides, catering stands and a whole host of entertainment.
As the night draws in and the temperature drops, this event is sure to warm up when the bonfire is lit and the fireworks display is set off from the citadel.
tbc Liskeard and Looe Round Table Fireworks at Liskeard
Adult £4, child £1, family £10 (2 adults, 3 children)
Liskeard and Looe Round Table proudly Fireworks at Liskeard Rugby Training Ground on

Gates open at 7pm, display starts at 7.30pm
Burgers, Hot and Cold Drinks will be available

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.
tbc Looe Literary Festival
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, poets and creative thinkers to give talks in our lovely town
tbc Pencarrow Christmas Craft Fair
Come along and to our annual Christmas Craft Fair at Pencarrow House. Sample some of the delicious foods in our
special food marquee and take away that perfect gift!
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.
tbc Fowey Christmas Market
Fowey Christmas Market is one of Cornwall’s most well-known Christmas events with a rich history of providing 10,000 visitors with quality locally produced food and drink and festive gifts.We carefully hand pick all our traders, so you can look forward to finding an extensive collection of handmade, locally produced gifts, arts and craft as well as some of the regions finest locally produced food and beverages.

Not only that but there is a host of fantastic boutique shops selling a wide range of high quality jewellery, clothes, gifts and unique items. Furthermore, there is a wealth of outstanding coffee shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants laden with festivities to enjoy.

Opening Times

 
tbc Meet Father Christmas at The Eden Project
Every year Father Christmas and his elves set up camp here at the Eden Project, from late November right up until Christmas Eve. Book your family a special moment with the man in red.
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Details: www.edenproject.com

 
tbc Monkey Sanctuary Christmas Open Day
 on   between 11 am- 3 pm at The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe

Come along to our Christmas Open Day giving you the last chance to visit the Sanctuary in 2018. There will be mince pies, mulled wine, tombola, Christmas shopping ideas from our ethical and fair trade gift shop. There’s a lot to do for the whole family who can take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals from the team of expert keepers. Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful wildlife gardens and check out the sea view and kids will love the wild play area.

Entry £2 per person

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December

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tbc Ice Skating at Eden ProjectIce skating @ The Eden Project
The magical ice rink returns through winter up until February half term.
Sessions for the young and not-so-young, beginners and the more experienced!
Christmas Festivities at Eden
Spread Christmas cheer with an unmissable visit to Father Christmas and his elves, get your skates on at the Eden ice rink, and meander through festive plant displays in the Mediterranean Biome.

See www.edenproject.com for full details
(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 Liskeard Vintage Fayre - Liskeard Public Hall
An annual event celebrating all things vintage. Find unusual Christmas gifts & enjoy an evening of stress-free shopping. 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
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 Padstow Christmas Festival
tbc Christmas Fair at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
This festive 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.Heligan’s ethos for showcasing local businesses will be felt strongly during this time as they invite over 70 local producers, artisans, creators and makers to come and trade under a canopy of festive joy, with marquees in the coach park, plant sales, picnic and ticketing areas.

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.
 
tbc Mount Edgcumbe’s Christmas Fair
Inspirational cookery demonstrations from leading west country chefs
Local produce will be available for your culinary delight
Lots of entertainment and Christmas Carolling
If your looking for that special Christmas gift, there will be a wide variety of crafts and gifts available
Even a visit from Santa Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm
Admission: Adults £3 each, Children £1 each.
tbc Dickensian Evening, Lostwithiel
On the second Thursday in December, Lostwithiel lights up with its Annual Dickensian Evening. The ever popular festive event has been running for 16 years. The streets are filled with crowds who come to enjoy the old fashioned traditional Christmas experience with a Victorian Theme.

The evening officially starts at 6pm with a lantern parade down Fore St led by the Town Band and local choirs, this will meander through the town arriving back at the Church for a final song. Following on from 6.30pm we'll have Choirs and bands all evening in the Church.
There will be further music, choirs and performances all over town throughout the evening keeping you entertained.

Shops in the town will be open late and shopkeepers dress up in Victorian garb, you'll also find Vintage, Antiques, Craft and gift stalls in the Church Rooms and Drill Hall.For children there's an old fashioned merry-go-round fairground ride sited in Parade Square and a traditional Santa's grotto (with Santa in green robes rather than red!) is a must visit, look out for the secret entrance in Fore St.

There are plenty of refreshments available, with restaurants and cafes open all evening, lots of street food including a hog roast and hot chestnuts from the local YFC, wood fired Pizzas named especially for Dickensian evening, hot pots and festive sausages. Of course there's lashings of mulled wine or mulled cider available too.

Once the festivities finish up around 9pm ish, the evening continues with live music and entertainment in local pubs and clubs.
Why not join in the dressing up fun and kit yourself out Victorian style, we love to see people making the effort!
 
tbc Mousehole Harbour Lights Switch On
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 Richard and Mrs Sue Ward.

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 17th December 2017 until 6th January 2018 (With the exception of 19th Dec, when the lights will be dimmed between 8-9pm).
 
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/