Arts and crafts diary of events in Cornwall

The Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) have compiled this list of arty and crafty events to put in your diary, going on down here in our beautiful Cornwall.

Please note that Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) do not organise any events ourselves, we publish event details for other local organisers, in good faith, but no responsibility can be taken for errors, event cancellations etc. Many of the organisers include contact details and you should always check directly with organisers for confirmation.

There are currently 49 listed here.

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Sleeping Beauty

Tuesday, 5th December 2017 until Thursday, 8th February 2018


Awake from your enchanted slumber this Christmas and be the first to book for our fun-for-all-the family fairytale adventure, Sleeping Beauty.

Edward 'Kernow King' Rowe and Granville Saxton return in this year's Christmas show, Sleeping Beauty, the final chapter in a trilogy of adventures featuring our much loved Cornishman, Kenwyne and his extended family.
Disaster has befallen the Kingdom of King Mark. Beloved Princess Rose has been struck down by an ancient curse which forces her to sleep for an eternity, the King is nowhere to be seen and sinister forces are plotting to take his power. What we need is a hero. But is there anyone brave enough to take on this princely quest? Who will defeat the dreaded dragon Leatherclaw and awaken our sleeping beauty with true love's kiss?
From the creative team that brought you hit shows Dick Whittington and his Mousehole Cat! ("the most outstanding Christmas Show in the theatre's history" Cornwall Live) and Jack and the Beanstalk, Hall for Cornwall are proud to present its own home grown production to enchant and entertain adults and children alike. With magic, music and comedy and some sparkling surprises, make sure you book your tickets now - it promises to be a bewty.
Find out more about this event on the Hall for Cornwall web site.
Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2LL


www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

David Haughton in St Just

Saturday, 13th January 2018 until Saturday, 17th March 2018

David Haughton (1924 - 1991) moved to West Cornwall in 1948 after dropping out of the Slade School of Art. He soon joined the ranks of the St Ives modernists, becoming a member of the avant-garde Crypt Group, the Penwith Society and the St Ives Society of Artists. While out on a bicycle ride with his friend and fellow artist Kit Barker, Haughton came across St Just, the compact mining town situated on the moors between Penzance and St Ives. He later described the encounter as both a magical experience and a turning point in his life. Even after leaving Cornwall in 1950 to teach at the Central School in London, Haughton returned every year for thirty years, often with groups of students. This exhibition of prints, drawings and paintings shows his lifetime love affair with St Just. Gallery 1 - a selection of Newlyn School and Lamorna Group paintings in Galleries 2, 3, 4 & 5.
Call Penlee House Gallery on 01736 363625 or visit web site for more information.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleehouse.org.uk

Beginners Watercolour (4 week course)

Monday, 15th January 2018 until Monday, 5th February 2018

This course is designed for people new to painting with watercolour. Over 4 weeks you will pick up many skills and techniques to get you really started. Learn to mix colour, . use washes, achieve different techniques and textures, preparing your paper and much more.
Week 1 - How to make a 'Wash' - painting skies and landscapes - plus introduction to basic tools and brushes.
Week 2 - Textures and techniques - tips and ideas including wax resist, salt wash, lifting, scratching, brush work and more - to create fruit and plants.
Week 3 - Introduction to Colour Mixing - A look at the 12 part colour wheel and how get the colour you want every time.
Week 4 - Pen and Wash techniques create your own town or landscape.
£40 for 4 weeks, all materials included.
Mon 15th/22nd/29th Jan 5th Feb
Beginners Watercolour 4 week course 14:00 - 16:00
Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View West, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1JG


www.barnoonworkshop.co.uk

Swan Lake: Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet

Friday, 19th January 2018 until Saturday, 20th January 2018

 A tragic tale of love and betrayal
Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia, the United States and now, the UK. This acclaimed company returns to Hall for Cornwall after delighting audiences on previous visits.  Combining classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists who will take your breath away.
Swan Lake is Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, a tragic tale of love and betrayal with an instantly recognisable score. This is the epic story of Prince Siegfried and his true love Odette, who, tricked by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart and his daughter Odile, would rather die together than live apart.
Find out more about this event on the Hall for Cornwall web site.
Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2LL


www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Vision Board Workshop

Saturday, 20th January 2018

Manifest your goals for the year ahead, by creating a Vision Board. Using powerful visualisation techniques, combined with exercises and discussion - identify and clarify your life goals - from health and fitness, to relationships and career.. We will look at how to set realistic and achievable outcomes, break these down into actions and consider obstacles.
Once aims have been clarified, choose one of your goals for the year ahead, and use this as a subject for your collage, or vision board. With help on hand from Tutor Zoe Eaton, select images and words from magazines, combined with mixed media techniques to create a beautiful image..
Your finished vision board works by 'fixing' and reinforcing your aims, whilst subconsciously informing your future decisions and actions to help realise your goals. Some research suggests that when you visualise an action, you stimulate the same brain regions as when you actually perform that action. It really can work.
There are two dates to choose from, price £10 inc materials and herbal tea.  To book please message us - places are limited.
10am- 12.30 pm
Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View West, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1JG


www.barnoonworkshop.co.uk

 

 

Vision Board Workshop

Sunday, 21st January 2018

Manifest your goals for the year ahead, by creating a Vision Board. Using powerful visualisation techniques, combined with exercises and discussion - identify and clarify your life goals - from health and fitness, to relationships and career.. We will look at how to set realistic and achievable outcomes, break these down into actions and consider obstacles.
Once aims have been clarified, choose one of your goals for the year ahead, and use this as a subject for your collage, or vision board. With help on hand from Tutor Zoe Eaton, select images and words from magazines, combined with mixed media techniques to create a beautiful image..
Your finished vision board works by 'fixing' and reinforcing your aims, whilst subconsciously informing your future decisions and actions to help realise your goals. Some research suggests that when you visualise an action, you stimulate the same brain regions as when you actually perform that action. It really can work.
There are two dates to choose from, price £10 inc materials and herbal tea.  To book please message us - places are limited.
1.30pm  - 4pm
Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View West, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1JG


www.barnoonworkshop.co.uk

Sultans of String

Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

Acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry...
Sultans of String thrill their audiences with their genre-hopping tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Celtic, Cuban rhythms, Gypsy-jazz, and middle eastern folk, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity.
Serving up messages of hope and cultural harmony, Sultans of String’s music has had huge success across Canada and received multiple awards and accolades, including three Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Find out more about this event on the Hall for Cornwall web site.
Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2LL


www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Geoff Lakeman

Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Special guest Geoff Lakeman
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Awful Auntie

Thursday, 25th January 2018 until Sunday, 28th January 2018

 A tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!
From the award-winning producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!
Age recommendation: 5+
Find out more about this event on the Hall for Cornwall web site.
Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2LL


www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Christine Tobin presents PELT

Friday, 26th January 2018

Now based in New York, award winning singer Christine Tobin makes a rare return visit to the UK with her latest project. PELT is a unique, genre-busting concert for lovers of song, poetry and daring musicianship, featuring Christine Tobin’s settings of poems and lyrics by contemporary Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Paul Muldoon.
Although a continuation of Christine’s fascination with fine words and music, PELT marks a new direction and a new musical soundscape. BBC Music Magazine described it as “…feisty original music written by Tobin for a programme that covers the Americana waterfront. The album is a masterclass in songcraft.”
Christine Tobin (voice and composer), Richard Jones (violin), Kate Shortt (cello and backing vocals), Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Phil Robson (guitar), Steve Hamilton (piano, keyboard & laptop), Dave Whitford (double basses), Simon Lea (drums).
Tickets: £12 advance, £13 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8 under 18s and unwaged.
Visit the Calstock Arts web site page for more details of this event.
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9QX


www.calstockarts.org

 

 

Views of St Ives - drawing and painting day

Sunday, 28th January 2018

Spend the day with us being creative and capture your view of St Ives. This drawing and painting day is designed for you to have plenty of help you with drawing and painting in acrylics.
For the first part of the session we can go out and do some sketches and the aim is to complete a finished painting on canvas by the end of the day.
11:00 - 16:00
Feel free to bring a packed lunch for the mid session break. All materials included although feel free to bring your own too. Adults £45 Children £25
Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View West, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1JG


www.barnoonworkshop.co.uk

Up-cycled Jewellery Workshop

Thursday, 1st February 2018

Join us for a creative evening and make something fabulous from my sparkly stash of beads. All materials are provided and if you have your own precious treasures bring them along to turn into something amazing.
Suitable for all ages and abilities. No previous experience needed - just a willingness to chill out, have fun and maybe make some new friends along the way.
NB - this can lead to a life-long obsession with scouring charity shops for beautiful things to turn into wearable art but I accept no responsibility if this happens or you change your shopping habits accordingly - also a great way to make totally unique presents for friends and family (although you will probably decide to keep everything you make).
£15 first workshop and then £10 if you come back for more fun with us.
Visit our Facebook events page
Palacio Lounge, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3QA


lynnespeakewearableart@gmail.com
www.lynnespeake.com

Instagram Workshop with @kistography

Friday, 2nd February 2018

A three hour evening workshop exploring the popular social media, Instagram.
Whether you are a business or a social user, this workshop will cover all the aspects of the platform, from styling to building a following.
The Workshop is aimed at those who have a basic understanding of Instagram.
Overview
    What is Instagram
    Why should you use Instagram?
    Creating a compelling profile
    Optimisation, so others can find & engage with you easily
    What to post and when
    Hashtags
    Building an audience
    Understanding the Instagram Algorithm
Visit our Facebook events page

RNLI Looe Lifeboat Station ,Church End,  Looe, Cornwall PL13 1AH


kim.stone@kistography.co.uk
www.kistography.co.uk/workshop-cornwall

An Evening of Words and Images with Matt Harvey

Saturday, 3rd February 2018

BBC Radio 4 stalwart – Saturday Live, Wondermentalist Cabaret, One Night Stanza – Matt Harvey returns to Calstock Arts with rhyming words about animals, vegetables and humans. And sperm banks.
Featuring images from his recent collaboration with Claudia Schmid, SIT, plus highlights from his first five books, new poems, new pictures, a mercifully brief improvised section and an opportunity for questions (and book buying).
Tickets – £8 advance, £9 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £5 under 18s.
Tickets also available from Limekiln Gallery, Calstock. Opening times 11.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Doors and bar 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm until around 9.00pm.
Visit the Calstock Arts web site page for more details of this event.
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9QX


www.calstockarts.org

Virginia Woolf

Saturday, 10th February 2018 until Sunday, 29th April 2018

Discover art from 1850 to the present, inspired by the writing of this celebrated author
Author of classic texts including To the Lighthouse and the pioneering feminist text A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf spent much of her childhood in St Ives.
This exhibition is led by her writing, which will act as a prism through which to explore feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art - with works by over 70 artists.
Supported by Czech Centre London
Free entry for Members
Visit Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

 

 

Structures Residency

Saturday, 10th February 2018 until Saturday, 24th February 2018

Structures is a two-week evolving exhibition and residency of international artists whose practice is informed by networks, frameworks and systems. Bringing together artists from the UK, Europe, and the US, the residency facilitates an exchange of methods, approaches and ideas. The artists will work together in the upper gallery, alongside a schedule of talks, discussions and workshops on all aspects of structures – whether manmade or natural – programmed by the artists and the gallery’s curatorial team.
The residency will involve practitioners at varying stages of their careers across all disciplines; painters, film-makers, sculptors, installation artists and curators, united by their work being informed by structures, rules or data.
The lower gallery will present a static exhibition of work previously made by each of the artists, to illustrate their usual practice and give a context to their time in the residency. In the upper gallery, one half of the space will be an evolving exhibition of work made by the artists during the residency, either individually or collaboratively. The other half will be an open-plan, flexible studio space, with tables, stools and storage for each artist. The open nature of studio and exhibition in one space will enable conversations between visitors and artists.
A daily programme of talks and workshops will take place in the studio space at the close of each day, from 16.00. Details will be listed on our website.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
http://newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/structuresresidency/

Tim Shaw 'What Remains'

Saturday, 10th February 2018 until Saturday, 12th May 2018

A solo exhibition bringing together a number of works by the sculptor and acclaimed Royal Academician, Tim Shaw.
Drawn from personal experience, Shaw’s exhibition at The Exchange features two installations that address head-on the global presence and effect of terrorism and the pervasive sense of hidden powers having control over our lives.
Soul Snatcher Possession is a sculptural installation which portrays an ambiguous meeting of figures, the air taut with menace. Mother the Air is Blue, The Air is Dangerous is an immersive experience using video and sound. It is a deeply personal work which offers a visceral insight into Shaw’s experience as a child in Belfast when he and his mother were caught in an IRA bomb blast.
What Remains is a partnership with Anima-Mundi to present Tim Shaw’s work across two sites in Cornwall during 2017/18. Something Is Not Quite Right at Anima-Mundi, St Ives, 13 Oct – 9 Dec 2017, presented new sculptural installations, as well as a series of maquettes for Soul Snatcher Possession.
Tim Shaw was born in Belfast in 1964. He currently lives and works in Cornwall. He was elected to The Royal Academy in 2013 and made a Fellow of The Royal British Society of Sculptors the same year. Shaw has had a number of significant solo exhibitions throughout the UK, Ireland and internationally. Shaw has undertaken a number of public commissions including The Rites of Dionysos for The Eden Project, The Minotaur for The Royal Opera House and The Drummer for Lemon Quay, Truro.
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/tim-shaw/

Shallal Sketchbooks

Saturday, 10th February 2018 until Saturday, 24th February 2018

In the Engine Room, The Exchange Gallery, a vibrant collection of artwork by Shallal Dance Theatre celebrating the Cornish Doorways Project and the launch of the project’s new book. With photography by Belinda Whiting, installation work from Godolphin House, costumes and props from recent shows, and paintings inspired by the life of Cornish philanthropist John Passmore Edwards.
Alongside, Shallal Sketchbooks will be exhibiting a diverse and inspiring library of artist’s sketchbooks.
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
newlynartgallery.co.uk

Traditional Woodblock Printing

Monday, 12th February 2018

Traditional Woodblock Printing with Adrian Holmes.
Join printmaker Adrian Holmes for a print workshop in the wonderful art of Japanese woodblock printing. Traditional Japanese woodblock printing is a beautiful meditative print process using watercolours and rice paste. Green and environmental friendly it uses non-toxic materials to create rich organic colourful prints. Enjoy this opportunity to learn in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere and create a beautiful finished woodblock print.
All abilities very welcome.
Monday 12th February 2018, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

Table top sale and charity coffee morning

Sunday, 18th February 2018

Come bag a bargain at our sale many tables offering all sorts.
There will be refreshments home baking and light lunches served.
We also have Gilli Edwards Psychic clairvoyant offering readings.
We are open from 11.am-4pm
Visit our Facebook page
Rousudgeon Social Club, Rousudgeon, Cornwall TR20 9QE


cornishcraftfairs@yahoo.com

Table top / craft sale

Sunday, 18th February 2018

Table top / craft sale and coffee morning event.
There will be a mixture of car boot/clothes household items as well as some  Handmade crafts.   
Refreshments and light snacks will be available as well as home baking.
We will be raising funds for Street Project Penzance helping the Homeless, also Rainbow Cat Charity will also we here.
Please come and support us.
Visit our Facebook page
Rousudgeon Social Club (carboot), Rousudgeon near Penzance, Cornwall TR20 9QE


cornishcraftfairs@yahoo.com

Bejewelling History - Creating mixed media jewellery with Cornish Archives

Monday, 19th February 2018

Join local jewellery designer, Amanda Crago and learn how to create mixed media jewellery using images from the archives at Cornwall Records Office.
By using image transfer and decoupage techniques learn to transfer historic images onto pendants and a ring, plus get an exclusive tour of the archives themselves.
Cost is £10 and includes materials, please bring your own lunch.
10am - 4pm.
Places are limited - please phone to book on 01872 323127.
Visit our Facebook events page
Cornwall Records Office, Old County Hall, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY


chphillips@cornwall.gov.uk
www.cornwall.gov.uk/community-and-living/records-archives-and-cornish-studies/learning/whats-on/

Bringing Landscapes to Life

Monday, 26th February 2018

Andrew Tozer – Bringing Landscapes to Life
Spend the day learning how to capture the essence of Cornwall’s dramatic and ever-changing coast line. Be inspired by Andrews’s impressionistic style and carefully selected colour palette whilst bringing your painting to life. Andrew incorporates fantastic use of light and depth into his paintings - be prepared to surprise yourself and come away feeling fully inspired.
Andrew Tozer is one of the leading contemporary painters whose work resonates impressionism. He is a well-known Cornish artist and has work in galleries throughout the county. Andrew paints en plein air which he believes creates authenticity and a vibrant sense of movement within his work.
Monday 26th February 2018, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

Drawing and Pattern with Monoprint

Tuesday, 27th February 2018

Explore one off and layered prints to create lively drawings and vibrant patterns
Visit the Calstock Arts web site page for more details of this event.
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9QX


www.calstockarts.org

Hummadruz

Saturday, 3rd March 2018 until Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Encompassing new commissions, contemporary and modern artworks, and artefacts loaned by The Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle, the project will explore overarching and infinite rhythms of nature, of folklore, of the occult, and how this becomes a lived system embodied by both artists and communities.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/hummadruz/

Jack Doherty

Saturday, 3rd March 2018 until Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Reflecting on his recent artist residencies in Japan and China, Mousehole-based ceramicist Jack Doherty will show a new group of soda-fired porcelain vessels including both functional and sculptural work.  
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/jack-doherty/

Figurative sculpture

Monday, 12th March 2018

Learn how to build a realistic figurative sculpture of the human form. You will construct an armature using technical measuring methods, develop an understanding of the architecture of the anatomy and learn how to define the details of muscles.
Sara Ross moved to Cornwall 5 years ago to concentrate on her own creative work after many years in London working as a sculptor and painter in the film industry. She worked on films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Da Vinci Code.
Monday 12th March 2018, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

Introduction to Drypoint

Tuesday, 20th March 2018

Explore creating detailed and atmospheric prints with an engraved Perspex plate and printing press
Visit the Calstock Arts web site page for more details of this event.
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9QX


www.calstockarts.org

Bringing Home the Catch: Art and Fishing in Newlyn

Saturday, 24th March 2018 until Saturday, 9th June 2018

The Newlyn School artists ‘discovered’ this picturesque fishing village at a transitional moment in its history. Just as the painters were setting up their easels and depicting the lives of the local Newlyn community in the 1880s, its fishing industry was expanding rapidly. Featuring a wealth of paintings, photographs and artefacts from the period 1880 to 1940, this exhibition provides an insight into how the artists chose to represent these changes, or even to ignore them for the sake of artistic license. Curated with assistance from Dr Joanna Mattingly. Ground floor galleries. A selection of Lamorna Group paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5.
Call Penlee House Gallery on 01736 363625 or visit web site for more information.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleehouse.org.uk

Silk screen printing and surface design

Monday, 26th March 2018

Claire Armitage – Silk screen printing and surface design
This workshop will introduce participants to surface design, textiles and silk screen printing, exploring design processes such as repeat print and colour separation.
Claire’s award-winning textile collections are exhibited nationally and comprise a range of luxurious silk scarves, garments and accessories. Claire has also worked as a freelance costume designer for nearly a decade and is
a lecturer at Falmouth University. In 2012 Claire won the British Craft Trade Fair award for Excellence and recently designed a textile collection for National Trust Scotland.
Monday 26th March 2018, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Special guests Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Illustration Masterclass

Monday, 9th April 2018

Caroline Pedler - Illustration Masterclass
Join published author Caroline Pedler in this illustration masterclass. She’ll show you how to get a project going, guiding you through creating a narrative, producing thumbnail artwork and ultimately a complete book.
Caroline is a Cornish illustrator, fine artist and lecturer. As well as exhibiting her fine art work throughout Cornwall she has illustrated and published over 50 books which have been translated into 23 different languages worldwide.
onday 9th April 2018, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

Sam Carter

Friday, 13th April 2018

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later… with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
Described as ‘the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation’ by Bellowhead’s Jon Boden, Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. In 2014 Sam teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock and making a joyful racket. Their 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated album Salvor, was praised from all corners – proving that people really were ready for traditional English songs played in a style that owed as much to Radiohead as it did to Fairport Convention.
Spring 2018 sees Sam embark on a solo tour playing songs from his acclaimed third studio album, How The City Sings.
Visit the Calstock Arts web site page for more details of this event.
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9QX


www.calstockarts.org

Paint the City!

Monday, 16th April 2018

Paint the City with Lizzie Black.
Weather permitting, you will work out on location gathering sketches and ideas before heading back to produce an oil painting that reflects your personal response to Truro. Lizzie will help you build your observational skills, guide you in colour selecting and mixing, share her techniques and help you develop your own style.
Lizzie Black is a Cornish landscape painter and paints en plein air. She has a BA Hons in Fine Art and is an experienced Arts Facilitator. Her work can be found in galleries throughout West Cornwall.
A selection of materials are required to be brought along with you for the workshop, they are as follows:
A range of canvas boards or heavy watercolour paper.
Monday 16th April 2018, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

Benji Matthews in Concert - Supported by TAODS Youth Theatre

Friday, 20th April 2018

X Factor contestant, Benji Matthews, is a young male vocalist from Cornwall who writes and performs his own music, along with covers from many various artists.
He already has 2 pop albums available, entitled ‘Benj’ and ‘5ft 7”’, and a Christmas single, ‘Heartbreak at Christmas’ – all songs written and performed by Benji.
TAODS Youth Theatre are the youth drama group of Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, (TAODS), for young people aged between 6 and 18, based at Redannick Theatre, Truro, and run voluntarily by Michelle and Glenn Moses for the past 4 years.
TAODS Youth Theatre are proud to be asked to support Benji, live in concert.
Benji and his team are kindly donating the proceeds of these 2 events to TAODS Youth Theatre, in recognition of the importance of drama and music in the development of Benji’s career.
Early booking is recommended, due to Benji’s popularity.
Tickets - £7 each available from www.crbo.co.uk/Benji or Tel 01726 879500
Start time: 19.30
Visit our Facebook page
Redannick Theatre, Redannick Lane, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2JP


Taodsyouththeatre@aol.co.uk
www.crbo.co.uk/benji

Saltash May Fair 2018

Saturday, 5th May 2018

In 2016 the new committee took the May Fair back to the town and back to its community roots. After two years with overwhelming positive feedback from residents, businesses, exhibitors and the wider community it will remain in the town for 2018.
Both the 2016 and 2017 event had an estimated footfall of around 4,500 throughout the whole day over Fore Street, Victoria Gardens and Longstone Park. The committee will hope to replicate these footfall numbers by once again offering a full day of non-stop entertainment.
Join us for a day of live entertainment, music, art sellers and handmade items.
We would love to see you there.
Visit our Facebook page
Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6JW

info@diverse-events.com

Patrick Heron

Saturday, 19th May 2018 until Sunday, 9th September 2018

Celebrate one of Cornwall’s most acclaimed artists in this major retrospective of his work
The exhibition will stretch from Heron’s early work in the 1940s to his death at the very end of the 20th century, showing the full evolution of his vibrant abstract paintings.
Making use of the gallery’s new building, the show will include a number of large-scale paintings offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore this modern master’s sense of scale, colour and composition.
Free entry for Members
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

Carolyn Robson and Iris Bishop

Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Special guests Carolyn Robson and Iris Bishop
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Many and Beautiful Things

Saturday, 2nd June 2018 until Saturday, 29th September 2018

An exhibition concerned with that time in youth when anything is possible, everything is ahead of you, and life is a rush for new experiences. Featuring Rineke Dijkstra’s portraits of a young soldier going through training in the French Foreign Legion, Binelde Hyrcan’s film of young boys in Angola as they dream of the high life, Melanie Manchot filmed her daughter for one minute every month from the age of 11 - 18 years old, Santiago Mostyn documented in text and photographs his band of friends as they travelled across America and Joseph Szabo in 1970s was a high school teacher who used the camera to connect with his students.
Plus #fragment24a, a billboard, poster, and social media commission to give voice to young people in Cornwall today.
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Gary Barlow

Wednesday, 6th June 2018

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.
Gary found worldwide fame as a member of pop group Take That. Since forming in 1989, Take That have won eight BRIT awards, sold over 45 million records and over eight million concert tickets. When the band split in 1996, Gary embarked on a solo career, with his 1997 debut Open Road selling more than two million copies worldwide and boasting the number one singles Forever Love and Love Won’t Wait. He followed it up with 1999’s Twelve Months, Eleven Days.
For more information and to book visit the Eden Sessions web page for this event.
Eden Sessions summer music concerts, Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG


www.edensessions.com

Entranced by a Special Place: the Art of SJ Lamorna Birch RA

Saturday, 16th June 2018 until Saturday, 8th September 2018

A painter of pure landscape, self-taught and self-made, Samuel John Lamorna Birch RA (1869 – 1955) was the founder and father figure of the Lamorna colony of artists and writers in West Cornwall.  Entranced by a Special Place refers to Birch's lifelong association with Lamorna, from where he took his name. This exhibition brings together over seventy paintings, with work from all stages of his life and is being shown as part of the Royal Academy’s 250th Anniversary celebrations. Ground floor galleries. A selection of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5.
Call Penlee House Gallery on 01736 363625 or visit web site for more information.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleehouse.org.uk

Björk at the Eden Sessions

Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Icelandic superstar Björk will play at the Eden Sessions on Wednesday 20 June 2018, in what will be one of only two gigs she will play in the UK next summer.
Over a career spanning four decades, Björk has developed a unique style which takes in pop, electronic, classical, trip hop and avant-garde styles.
Björk 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).
For more information and to book visit the Eden Sessions web page for this event.
Eden Sessions summer music concerts, Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG


www.edensessions.com

Jess and Richard Arrowsmith

Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Special guests Jess and Richard Arrowsmith
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Hayle Art Society painting and craft exhibition 2018

Sunday, 29th July 2018 until Sunday, 5th August 2018

Hayle Art Society painting and craft exhibition 2018Each member of the society is allowed to display up to five works of art, many of which will be for sale.             
There will also be a variety of crafts by members of the group also for sale.
This year there will again be a special table with work donated by members which will be for for sale to raise funds for St Julia's Hospice in Hayle.

Sunday 29th July until Sunday 5th August
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sundays 10am - 4pm

Click on the images or links below to download posters.
Phillack Church Hall, 11 Copper Terrace, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4EB


Steve Turner

Sunday, 19th August 2018

Special guest Steve Turner
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Nashashibi / Skaer

Saturday, 29th September 2018 until Sunday, 13th January 2019

Travel to Gauguin's Tahiti through the work of two British filmmakers
Contemporary British artists Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer will premiere in the UK an ambitious new 16mm film that retraces Paul Gauguin’s fêted journey to Tahiti. The exhibition will include an exploration of the mythology surrounding Gauguin and his time in French Polynesia. Visions of the tropics by Gauguin will be shown alongside his predecessors, such as William Hodges and Edward Gennys Fanshawe who accompanied Captain Cook to the South Pacific, as well as Nashashibi/Skaer’s new film. Together these works will address the way art has represented the exoticised woman and colonised lands.
Free entry for Members
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

Alistair Brown and Peter Wray

Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Special guests Alistair Brown and Peter Wray.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Keep it in Cornwall for Kids 5th craft fayre and Christmas sales

Friday, 16th November 2018 until Saturday, 17th November 2018

45 Stalls with a wonderful selection of items suitable for presents.
Enjoy a coffee or lunch in the lovely relaxing surroundings of the hotel.
Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 1TE


keepitincornwallforkids@hotmail.com

Take a step closer: Barrie Cook

Tuesday, 11th December 2018 until Saturday, 20th January 2018

Since the mid 1960s Barrie Cook has pioneered the use of spray painting in fine art and has firmly established his reputation as one of the country's most important abstract painters still working today.
His bold and magical paintings are visually striking from a distance but take a step closer and you will discover his intricate forms and surprising colour combinations. Featuring a vivid selection of large scale canvases and smaller works created throughout his career.
Falmouth Art Gallery, Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth Cornwall TR11 2RT


www.falmouthartgallery.com

 

 

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