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Guide to entertainment in Cornwall weekend November 9th, 10th and 11th

By Jo_Wood  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

  • Lighthouse cinema, Newquay, hosting Cornwall Film Festival this week

  • Norway Inn, celebrating British Sausage Week

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It might be getting dark before you leave work and too cold to leave the house without your gloves, but there's still plenty going on in and around Cornwall to get involved in.

Here's our guide to how keep warm and entertained in Cornwall this weekend.

Check out www.thisiscornwall.co.uk's new What's On pages - everything you need to know about events, music, theatre, comedy, nightlight, reviews and much more, all in one place!


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Thursday - Sunday: Cornwall Film Festival: A PACKED programme at this weekend’s Cornwall Film Festival at the Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay, promises to offer something for everyone and a new strand offers some particular treats for music fans this year. Music on Film brings a number of highly acclaimed music documentaries and live concert films that would not otherwise get the big screen treatment in Cornwall. More information on all the films, workshops and events at this year’s Cornwall Film Festival – which launches tonight with Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winner Amour and runs until Sunday – can be found on the festival website www.cornwallfilmfestival.com


Friday - Sunday: Heartlands, Pool: STEPHANIE Croydon, a student at Cornwall College Camborne, who is studying for a foundation degree (FdA Contemporary Creative Practice), is staging her first solo exhibition at Heartlands, Pool. It runs until November 30 and is a collection of textile, mixed media mining images.


Saturday: Greg Davies – The Back of Mum’s Head, Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Saturday: Going Viral, 7.30pm. Carn to Cove has a new Cornish company Going Viral who are bringing their new show Play It Again to Grampound Community Hall. The show explores the darker, more risky side of our online lives balanced with the humorous relationships that 15-year-old CJ has with his gran and also Bella ‘the hottest girl in Year 11’. You can directly affect the outcome of the story and get involved in a discussion with the characters about the issues raised. To book tickets or for more information, call 01726 883874.


Saturday: Truro Cathedral. THE boys and men of Truro Cathedral Choir will be joined by 100 young people from local secondary schools and colleges to perform a jaw-dropping piece of music depicting a tropical storm. The concert is at the cathedral on Saturday at the earlier-than-usual time of 5pm.

SaturdaY: Military Wives’ remembrance concert, Redruth Rugby Club. THERE will be a very special occasion at Redruth Rugby Club on Saturday when the famous Military Wives Choirs will be performing.


Friday - Saturday: Beer and wine festival, The Watermill, Lelant Downs. There will be live music throughout, with food available all day. In conjunction with the festival on Saturday, from 10am, The Watermill will be holding our annual Big Breakfast in aid of Help for Heroes.

Friday - Sunday: The Norway Inn in Perranaworthal: AN AWARD-WINNING Cornish meat producer is collaborating with a local pub and restaurant to celebrate British Sausage Week, currently running until Sunday. Gavin Roberts, of the Kernow Sausage Company, is working with Dale McIntosh, head chef on Seven Days of Sausage Heaven.


Sunday: Cotehele, Christmas craft trail. WHY not kick-start your Christmas shopping this season at National Trust’s Cotehele, near Saltash? Its Christmas craft trail on Sunday is the perfect opportunity to buy inspirational and affordable handmade gifts directly from high quality local artists and makers. Hand-made jewellery, Alpaca blankets, handmade soap and hand-crafted wooden tableware are only a few of the items which will be on display for sale in the surroundings of the historical Tudor mansion and gardens. The event runs from 11am to 4pm.


Friday: Tyacks Hotel, Camborne. The Cornish medium Dez and psychic entertainer Alan Jones will again be teaming up to present their unique mix of psychic entertainment and mediumship. Dez will be using his many years of experience in mediumship and clairvoyance to connect this world with the world beyond, to bring you messages and information from your loved ones in spirit. The evening starts at 7.30pm in the hotel function room, and tickets are limited to 25, so book early by phoning the hotel 01209 612424 or Dez 07528 195662.

Saturday: Discovery Day at Heartlands, Pool. A chance for everyone to learn about the latest wildlife conservation work of Cornwall Wildlife Trust. This year’s event takes place on Saturday at the Chi an Bobel Main Hall at Heartlands, Pool from 10am to 3pm. The event will start with the trust’s annual meeting, open to members only, and talks will follow from 10.30am which are open to all.

Saturday: Wildlife Day at Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion. Chewie the grass snake and his mammal friends arrive to entertain children and adults. From 11am to 4pm wildlife rangers Gary and Alyson Zammit from Gwel An Mor’s Feadon Farm, will be in the Gyllyngdune Gardens and the Pavilion foyer with some of their incredible animal family including grassnakes, slowworms, toads, harvest mice, ferrets and even a beautiful barn owl called Sly.

Check out www.thisiscornwall.co.uk's new What's On pages - everything you need to know about events, music, theatre, comedy, nightlight, reviews and much more, all in one place!

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