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Jam-packed diary in record run-up

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: May 22, 2014

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PIRATICAL entertainment is taking place all over Penzance this weekend to help mark the Guinness World Record attempt.

Today until May 25

Pirate Pop-up Shop: A week of pirate fun, storytelling, art, face-painting, costume advice, buy your accessories, photobooth for your official portraits (costumes and props available).

Friday, May 23

Pirate costume-making workshop: free pirate costume-making workshop. Materials, and sewing free, just turn up with your ideas. The Giving Shop, The Wharfside.

Green screen pirate films: Penwith College media deptartment presents Green Screen Pirate film fun at the Pirate Pop-up Shop. See info@popuppenzance.co.uk for more details.

Pirate folk music: an evening of sea and pirate-related traditional folk music presented by Singing Cellar, and Bath Inn Folk at The Bath Inn. Free entry, doors open at 8pm.

Under-18s' pirate party: Held at Sound nightclub in Market Jew Street. Tickets on door, £5. From 7.30pm to 10pm.

Saturday, May 24

Pirate walks: (also May 25 and 26). Leave from The Bag of Rags (The Quay), family friendly, one hour. See www.piratesontheprom.co.uk for times. Free, donations to RNLI.

Make a pirate hat: make a pirate hat, to add to your outfit to wear for the Pirate World Record attempt at Penlee House.

All About Pirates: presented by Steph Haxton at The Exchange. Family friendly. Donations, doors open 7pm.

Sunday, May 25

Pirates by Groundling Theatre: at the Acorn 2pm, and 5.30pm; 3.30pm "Talk like a Pirate" children's workshop. Tickets, performance Adult £5, Children £4, workshop Child £3.99, Child combined ticket £6, CRBO.

Entertainment in the Spingo Tent, The Quay: Noon to 1pm The Odd Folk + guests; 1pm to 2pm Gurdy Bird with Tros an Treys, Cold Start; 2pm to 3pm Ash and Ei, and friends; 3pm to 4pm Jeffrey Nuthin; 4pm to 6pm Strange Brew; 6pm to 7pm Captain's Beard. All free.

Charity rugby match: Penlee Lifeboat Crew v Penzance Firefighters, Cornish Pirates rugby ground, 2.30pm kick off, free entry.

RNLI charity gig: Blue Sky Events Marquee, Cornish Pirates rugby ground, Mad Dog Mcrea supported by Ashmoon. Doors open 6.30pm, tickets £10 from CRBO.

Pre-World Record pirate party:

Sound nightclub, tickets on door; 11pm to 5am.

Monday, May 26

RNLI charity gig: RNLI charity gig, Blue Sky, 3 Daft Monkeys (plus very special guest), Pyrates (from Holland), Black Fridays, and Pirate Copy in Events Marquee, Cornish Pirates rugby ground. Doors open 5pm, tickets £10 CRBO.

Pirates Of Penzance, Illyria Theatre Company: Pirates Of Penzance, Illyria Theatre Company. The Triangle next to Jubilee Pool. Free performance.

Pirate Maritime Festival: Spingo Tent on the Quay. Free entertainment the whole weekend.

See www.piratesontheprom.co.uk for details.

Tickets available from Cornish Riviera box office, on 01726 879500, or visit The National Trust's Welcome to West Cornwall Centre, near Penzance railway station.

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