February 2016 – Our Top Picks

We’ve done it! We’ve made it through January. We’re not sure how many of you are still sticking to your new year’s resolutions, but we’re not here to judge. What we do hope is that you are starting to feel a tad restless and the need to get out of the house. February has a whole host of events and activities to tempt you out. With half term only a couple of weeks away – yes, can you believe it? It feels like they only went back last week – there are some really magical activities to enjoy with the children – look out especially for Light Theatre’s ‘Magic Beanstalk’, it’s entrancing.  Also, Roald Dahl’s ‘Witches’ (famously filmed in Newquay) will be performed at the Hall for Cornwall later in the month. We have music of varying types including the Bournemouth Orchestra and our beloved Fishermen’s Friends. A screening of ‘The Globe’s, ‘Antony & Cleopatra’  will happen at Looe’s ‘Cinema by the Sea’, we have dance, Cornish traditions & festivals, a cookery class on Cornish recipes, theatre, puppetry and workshops. See below to plan your month…

Bournemouth Orchestra Resonate Strings: Tolmen Centre, Constantine

2 February



BSO Resonate Strings is a group of five musicians, each of whom represents one of the string sections of the BSO. The ensemble aims to inspire people of all ages through live performances in familiar surroundings, with musicians exploring a sound world that thrills and entertains.

Their accessible and popular ‘Serenade’ programme includes Handel – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Vivaldi – Winter from The Four Seasons, Mozart – Divertimento in D, Warlock- Capriol Suite, Holst- Jig from St Paul’s Suite, Joplin – Chrysanthemums Rag, Mancini Moon River, and more.

Visit the Carn to Cove Website 


Tate Talk: Lucy Skaer and Rosalind Nashashibi at Falmouth School of Art

3 February



Alongside their individual practices Lucy Skaer and Rosalind Nashashibi have worked collaboratively since 2005. They are currently preparing a new film on the time Paul Gauguin spent in Tahiti, which will feature in an exhibition the duo are curating at Tate St Ives in October 2016. The lecture will give an introduction to their individual and collaborative practices.

Visit the Falmouth School of Art Eventbrite 


Fisherman’s Friends: Hall for Cornwall, Truro

4 February



The Fisherman’s Friends are shanty singers from Port Isaac who have delighted visitors and locals for more than 15 years, with almost 300 live performances under their belts.

Visit the Hall for Cornwall Website



Looe ‘Cinema by the Sea’: Antony & Cleopatra from the Globe London

6 February



Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire.

Visit the Cinema by the Sea Website


St Ives Feast & Hurling the Silver Ball

8 February

St Ives Feast

Celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD and a rare chance to watch the game of Hurling the Silver Ball, a centuries old form of rugby. If you have never been before, you will never have experienced anything like it…

Visit the Visit Cornwall Website 



Cornwall in a Day cookery course: Philleigh Way Cookery School, Philleigh, nr Truro

10 February 2016



On this Cornwall inspired course Cornish chef George Pascoe will take you through an exciting cookery experience of all things truly Cornish, from dressing a crab to making the quintessential Cornish pasty. After completing the Cornwall in a Day course you will be truly equipped to recreate some “proper” Cornish delicacies for friends and family in your own home.

Visit the Philleigh Way Website 



Transports- Pipeline Theatre Company: Wadebridge Town Hall

12 February



Inspired by the experiences of designer Alan Munden’s mother, who was on the last Kindertransport to the UK during the war, the production weaves together two razorsharp performances with film, a sumptuously evocative underscore and a striking stage design. The actors multirole different parts as the action jumps between wartime and the 70’s.

Visit the Box Office Website for tickets






Joli Vyann Imbalance: St Ives Guildhall

26 February



Fusing dance and circus, with choreography from internationally renowned Olivier Award nominee Jonathan Lunn, Joli  Vyann present ‘Imbalance’. Integrating exciting acrobatic skills with athletic yet graceful dance in an energetic and thought-provoking performance that explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking

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Bronco’s House: Newlyn Film House

19 February



A young man strives to fulfil his sense of responsibility: the provision of a home for him, his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn child within their own community. With a growing sense of urgency as the housing crisis deepens over the term of the pregnancy, the story unfolds through the actions of six characters, Bronco, the Girlfriend, the Landlord, the Sister, the Farmer and the Stranger. A fight for property, power and the future. Shot on a clockwork camera, on 16mm black & white negative stock, and processed by hand using an instant coffee based developer.

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Theatre Alibi: Falling at The Poly, Falmouth

27 February



Theatre Alibi combine powerful performance, projection, puppetry and a thrilling live soundscape to tell a raw and intimate story.

Visit The Poly Website







Light Theatre ‘The Magic Beanstalk’ at Praa Sands Community Centre – and various other venues until April

13 February



Jack, his mum and their cow Daisy are in trouble. The phone’s cut off, there’s no food in the fridge – and they’ve got NITS! What happens next is an exciting adventure for all girls and boys who believe in magic.Set in present day Cornwall, beautiful hand carved puppets and amazing experiments re-tell the classic story of Jack and the Giant who lives through the clouds and over the rainbow.

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The Witches at The Hall for Cornwall, Truro

23 – 27 February


Roald Dahl’s scariest book The Witches is brought to life in a tremendously terrifying treat for the whole family from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 February.  The Witches features a hugely talented cast of actor-musicians in the critically-acclaimed Curve Leicester and Rose Theatre Kingston production, together with mind-boggling illusions that will leave you flabbergasted!  Recommended for children aged 7+ and their brave grown-ups!

Visit the Hall for Cornwall Website

Starstruck Supersized Extravaganza: The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth

13-15 February



Join the maritime museum for an experience which is out of this world!  Take a trip to the stars in our Planetarium, giving you 360 degree views of our spectacular solar system. Explore the wonders of space science and be amazed by the universe’s astronomy.

Visit the National Maritime Museum Website 


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