Here’s our monthly round up of things to do in Cornwall…
Food and drink
The Cornish Winter Fair @ Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge – 19th November
This celebration of Cornish food and farming is a free event, providing fun for all the family. Learn about where our food comes from, at the educational discovery zone, ‘have a go’ at milking a mock cow, or browse the wonderful array of food and drink stalls!
Cathedral City Markets Christmas Market @ Truro – 25th-27th November
With Christmas around the corner, there’s nothing better than strolling festive markets to source that perfect gift. Head to Cornwall’s capital at the end of the month to find local goodies and homemade treats.
St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival – 26th November
Take a trip to the cellars of St Austell Brewery for one of the biggest Celtic beer parties in the country. With more than 130 different ales, stouts and lagers, there’s sure to be one to suit your palette.
Pride and Prejudice @ The Hall for Cornwall, Truro – 1st-5nd November
An adaption of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Simon Reade, is set to capture audiences’ hearts during its five-day visit at the Hall for Cornwall. Featuring Matthew Kelly (of Mice and Men) and Felicity Montagu (Bridget Jones’s Diary), be sure to get your tickets before it sells out!
My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding @ The Poly, Falmouth – 10th November
It’s not every day you get invited to a stranger’s wedding, but on 10th November you are cordially invited to watch My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding. This comedy drama is a celebration of a mixed marriage between a country girl and city boy, what could possibly go wrong?
Twelfth Night by Fathom Theatre @ Crackington Haven Institute, Bude – 12th November
What do you get if you combine three women, a puppet and Shakepeare’s Twelfth Night? A hilarious production by Fathom Theatre involving yellow stockings, hat swapping and a whole lotta laughs! Be sure to see them performing at Crackington Haven on 12th November.
Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Hall for Cornwall – 7th November
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra will be performing a vibrant and warm-hearted Dvořák symphony at Hall for Cornwall as part of their UK tour throughout November. It’s their only performance in the South West so be sure to get your tickets!
Sons of Pitches @ Princes Pavilions, Falmouth – 12h November
If you didn’t see these guys when they were crowned winners of the BBC2 TV series ‘The Naked Choir’, then don’t miss your chance when they visit Falmouth. The award-winning vocal group deliver soaring solos, impeccable harmonies and sensational beatboxing to stunning effect.
Hedlw & Passman, Cornish Rap Show – 26th November @ Devoran Village Hall, near Truro
They started out as two school friends from Redruth, now Cornish rap duo Hedlw and Passman are impressing audiences far and wide with their ironic lyrical twists. Catch them performing at a small village near Truro later this month.
Firework displays across Cornwall – November 4th / 5th
Guy Fawke’s Night falls on a Saturday this year, so there’s no excuse not to miss out on the spectacular displays across the county. Here are some of the many events taking place: Penzance Rotary Club Firework Display (5th), Bude RFC Bonfire Night (4th), Truro Tremorvah Playing Fields Group (4th), Heartlands, Pool (5th), Launceston annual display at Coronation Park (4th).
Chinese State Circus @ Hall for Cornwall, Truro – 17th-18th November
Prepare to be amazed by the internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus and its spectacular new production, Dynasty. With 30 world-class acrobats, aerial artistes and masters of martial arts – the legendary Shaolin Warriors, you’ll be enthralled throughout.
St Austell Torchlight Carnival – 19th November
Thousands of lanterns will be lighting up the streets of St Austell for this annual one-day celebration. Enjoy entertainment throughout the day before the ultimate Torchlight Carnival featuring lanterns, samba bands and colourful floats.
Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival, Falmouth – 12th-13th November
Starring some of the UK’s most famous poets, an exciting weekend packed with poetry, readings, discussions and workshops takes places at various locations for Cornwall’s second contemporary poetry festival. Don’t miss the finale involving a cruise on the River Fal!
Cornwall Film Festival @ Redruth, Falmouth, St Ives and Penzance – until 26th November
From poetry to film, November truly is a month for showcasing some of Cornwall’s finest talent. Celebrating local and international filmmaking, this unique festival offers premieres, professional development workshops, lectures, parties and more.
Truro City of Lights – 23rd November
Awash with a warm glow of festive lights, Truro’s midwinter lantern festival is a sight to behold. Watch all kinds of giant handmade paper tissue lanterns meander through the streets accompanied by music and dance. This magical event is not to be missed!