Cornwall 365’s March Top Picks

There is an abundance of cultural happenings across Cornwall this March, from St Piran’s Day celebrations to world-class music, dance, theatre and pasties! See multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman and the wonderful Ghost Dances at Hall for Cornwall, or take a trip to the Eden Project to sample pasties from the four corners of the globe at the World Pasty Championships. Marvel at the National Maritime Museus Cornwall’s new exhibition exploring a world of tattoos, or discover a galaxy whilst stargazing at Trerice…

Read on for our March Top Picks – as always just a few of our favourite events this month. Find more events, activities and things to do on www.whatsoncornwall.co.uk 

Seth Lakeman Hall for Cornwall March Top Picks Cornwall 365
Seth Lakeman

Hall for Cornwall
Wednesday 1 March

An award-winning folk-singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, ever-popular Seth Lakeman returns to Hall for Cornwall with his latest album Ballads of a Broken Few.

Support The Henry Girls have been received to huge acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic with celtic harmonies, folkish melodies, and a dollop of world-famous organic Donegal style.

Tickets £19 – £26

Visit the Hall for Cornwall website for information and tickets.

Jak Stringer Dylan Thomas in Cornwall March Top Picks Cornwall 365
Jak Stringer: Dylan Thomas in Cornwall

Crackington Haven Institute
Friday 3 March

Combining contemporary live performances, original music and film, Jak Stringer tells the story of Dylan Thomas’s time in Cornwall. It gives a fascinating insight into the early years of the world famous poet, and a taste of life in pre-World War II Cornwall.

Tickets: £5 – £6

Find out more on the Carn to Cove website.

Trerice Stargazing March Top Picks Cornwall 365
Stargazing at Trerice

Trerice
Saturday 4 March

Kernow Astronomers will guide you through our amazing Cornish skies with displays, talks and telescopes.

Free event with admission to Trerice, or a National Trust membership.

Visit the National Trust website.

World Pasty Championships Eden Project March Top Picks Cornwall 365
World Pasty Championships

Eden Project
Saturday 4 March

Join in the sixth annual celebration of Cornwall’s most famous dish: the pasty. With varieties from all over the world, live music from Fisherman’s Friends and Kathryn Williams, and comedy from Kernow King, the World Pasty Championships is one not to miss.

Free with admission to the Eden Project or a Locals Pass.

Visit the Eden Project website for more information.

Maciek Pysz St Ives Jazz Club March Top Picks Cornwall 365
Maciek Pysz Quartet

St Ives Jazz Club
Tuesday 7 March

Maciek Pysz returns to St Ives Jazz Club with his new quartet. Expect virtuosity, passion and exceptional clarity of sound and emotion.

Tickets: £5 – £12

Visit the St Ives Jazz Club website.

Holly & Ted Pond Wife March Top Picks Cornwall 365
Holly & Ted: Pond Wife

Porthleven Primary School, Friday 10 March
AMATA, Penryn, Saturday 11 March

Inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson story The Little Mermaid and the pop divas of the 90s and 00s, Pond Wife is a marvellous mash-up of masic and music, where mermaids and pop stars collide. In an ocean where Girl Power is queen, join Holly & Ted as they take you on a journey that is funny, feminist, and fabulous.

Tickets: £6 – £12

Visit the Carn to Cove website.
Visit the AMATA website.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall British Tattoo Art Revealed March Top Picks Cornwall 365
Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Friday 17 March – January 2018

This highly anticipated exhibition offers a genuinely ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing, featuring cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors. It tells a story that challenges long-standing myths and pre-conceptions about tattooing when it comes to class, gender and age, whilst at the same time giving a voice to and celebrating the astonishingly rich artistic heritage of tattooing as an art form in the UK.

Tickets: Included in admission price (£4.50 – £12.50)

Find out more on the National Maritime Museum Cornwall website.

Causley 100 Causley Trust Waterstones Truro March Top Picks Cornwall 365
Charles Causley at Waterstones

Waterstones, Truro
Tuesday 21 March

An evening of poetry and music to celebrate the centenary year of poet Charles Causley’s birth, with contributions from Patrick Gale, Anna Maria Murphy and Rick Williams and the Causley Trust writer in residence Andrew Fentham.

Tickets: £5 (including a glass of wine)

Visit the Causley Trust website for more information.

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa Sunset Fire and Feast March Top Picks Cornwall 365
Sunset, Fire and Feast

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa
Friday 24 March

Arrive and find a place at the long wooden trestle tables. Tuck into nibbles to get you started, then enjoy hearty platters of delicious local food served from an open kitchen with stunning sea views. Once you’ve finished feasting, grab a drink and make your way outside to the fire pit for toasted marshmallows.

Tickets: £35

Visit the Bedruthan Hotel & Spa website for more information and booking.

Hall for Cornwall Rambert Ghost Dances March Top Picks Cornwall 365
Rambert Ghost Dances

Hall for Cornwall
Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 March

The masterpiece of world famous choreographer Christopher Bruce. Ghost Dances tells a story of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the iconic ‘ghosts’ – interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people. Created as a response to political oppression in South America, it uses imagery from the Day of the Dead and bewitching traditional songs to create moving, intensely human work.

Tickets: £17 – £27

Visit the Hall for Cornwall website for more information and booking.

Clay Leach Pottery March Top Picks 2017 Cornwall 365
Clay: That Continuous Material

Leach Pottery, St Ives
Saturday 25 March

‘Clay: That Continuous Material’ takes a closer look at the material we use every day. The story of clay will be told across the Leach Pottery site, from the pioneering early days of the Leach Pottery, which made its own clay using materials delivered over the wall, to how clay is formed and its place in Cornwall’s geology.

The exhibition offers a mix of fun and educational family activities, new visitor materials in the Old Pottery, and an exhibition about clay in the Cube Gallery.

Visit the Leach Pottery website.

BSO Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra March Top Picks Cornwall 365
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

For one night only, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will be splitting into three sections to perform in different Carn to Cove venues. 

Brass ensemble
St Endellion Church
Thursday 30 March

BSO Brass is a quintet of musicians who will present a varied programme including works from Bach through to A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square so something for everyone. In some of the pieces, talented young brass players from Cornwall will play alongside the professionals.

Tickets: £10

Visit the Endelienta website.

Strings ensemble
Perranporth Memorial Hall
Thursday 30 March

BSO Strings is the heart of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and their programme will contain string orchestra classics including works by Mozart and Bartok.

Tickets: £6 – £8

Find out more on the Carn to Cove website.

Wind ensemble
Launceston Town Hall
Thursday 30 March

BSO Winds is formed from woodwind and brass and this programme will contain music from throughout the ages.

Tickets: £6 – £8

Find out more on the Carn to Cove website.

Tate St Ives Studio and the Sea Cornwall 365 March 2017 Top Picks
The Studio and the Sea

Tate St Ives
Friday 31 March

After closing for refurbishment, Tate St Ives opens the original gallery on 31 March 2017 with a new exhibition. The Studio and the Sea is a season of two exhibitions about the ceramics studio, the ocean and the landscape.

Jessica Warboys uses film, performance and her specially commissioned ‘Sea Paintings’, to investigate myth, symbolism and the landscape.  That Continuous Thing explores 100 years of the ceramics studio.

Visit the Tate St Ives website.