We made it through January! Now it’s time to look forward to longer evenings and (slightly) warmer weather. If you’ve been looking forward to getting out and about after a long and sober month, you’ll be pleased to hear there is plenty to see and do in Cornwall this February! To give you a flavour, live music sessions, fondue nights and child friendly activities are all part of this months line up – keep reading to find out more and book your tickets!
Woodburner Session – Rue, Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay, 9th February
Lusty Glazes Woodburner Sessions are free entry, although table bookings for the restaurant are highly recommended on Woodburner evenings. You can of course go down and relax on their sofas too, soaking up warmth from the fire, listening to great music and enjoying a drink or two. In February they have Rue singing, who is a 23 year old singer songwriter from East Cornwall. Her fresh, unique style draws upon influences from jazz/soul, rnb and pop resulting in a sound that sits alone in its own right. Highly anticipated, her debut EP “Blinkers” dropped in May.
Band Night at The Brewery (Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys), St Austell Brewery, 16th
Popular Brewery Band nights back for second season. If you’re looking for a musical treat to beat the winter blues then St Austell Brewery will get you off on the right note. Beer and live music are a perfect match. The new series of live acts showcasing local talent kicks off with well-known Queen tribute act the Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys on February 16th – a
perfect accompaniment to Valentine’s Day celebrations. Same as last year, each of the music nights kicks off at 8pm with refreshments available across the evening in the Hicks Bar.
Cider and Ale Fest, The Watering Hole, Perranporth, 16th –18th February
The Watering Hole have announced the dates for their first ever Cider and Ale Fest. It is a FREE EVENT which will carry out over the whole of the third weekend in February. There will be three extra bars accompanying their main bar bringing you the finest ciders and ales from across the globe. Live music is to be expected over the Friday and Saturday from 5pm onwards. Roast dinners will be served as usual on the Sunday. Sounds great, be sure not to miss it!
St Ives Feast Day, St Ives, 5th February
The St Ives Feast is an ancient tradition that celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 and offers a rare chance to watch the game of Hurling the Silver Ball, a centuries’ old form of rugby. Taking place in one of Cornwall’s most popular seaside towns, watching the hurling is an intriguing insight into one of Cornwall’s most ancient traditions. Take a ring side seat near the beach and cheer for your favourite participant, some of whom dive into the chilly sea to escape with the ball.
Valentines Dinner, Pentillie Castle, St Mellion, Wednesday 14th February
Join Pentillie for a romantic 5 course Valentines Dinner. This is a superb opportunity to enjoy a unique dining experience in their beautiful Castle dining room overlooking the River Tamar. Their chef’s will use the very best of local, seasonal produce. The menu sounds absolutely divine, including baked camembert to share, duo of corn fed chicken and pan fried catch of the day. The dinner is priced at £39.50 per person, with booking essential – spaces are limited!
Fondue Nights, Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Mawgan Porth, 2nd – 23rd February
On a dark winter’s evening, there is no better way to warm up than with a steaming, oozy bowl of swirling melted cheese laced with white wine and Kirsch – accompanied with hunks of bread and cold cuts to dip in. Try something a little different to your usual three-course meal and share a fondue – perfect for groups of friends or a date idea for loved ones – on one of Bedruthan’s Friday fondue nights. These events take place on between 6pm-9:30pm. Expect to have Cornish sourdough, a selection of cured Cornish meat & salami and more!
Chinese Night, Gylly Beach Café, Falmouth, 7th February
With the busy and fairly wet summer drawing to an end, Gylly Beach Cafe are making the most of their time and putting together some incredible Theme Nights for your culinary pleasure. Offering a tailored ‘theme’ menu every Wednesday night with bookings starting at 6pm and last sitting at 9pm. They always advise making a booking and this year it is even easier as you can now make your booking online via their website. Their Chinese night sounds delicious and is definitely are night of choice!
Children’s free monthly science workshops, The Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno, 24th February
The Telegraph Museum at Porthcurno runs a free monthly Science Club , STEAM Explorers, for seven to 12 year olds, giving them the chance to learn about technology in a hands on, engaging session. STEAM Explorers provides an exciting opportunity for children from all over West Cornwall to explore science ideas and learn about teamwork, transferable skills and independent research. They provide opportunities to explore a wide range of topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths, developing enquiry, problem solving and communication skills.
Early Man at Eden, Eden Project, Par, 10-18th February
Take your tribe to Eden for intrepid adventures and behind-the-scenes fun based on the latest adventure by the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. The film, starring Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall and Richard Ayoade, is the first feature directed by the four-time Oscar-winner Nick Park since 2005’s Wallace & Gromit adventure The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. You’ll be able to Grab your map and go on an exciting quest to find your own Schnoolkel coin and discover your inner cave dweller inside their incredible Cave.
Sing-a-long Beauty and the Beast, Hall for Cornwall, Truro, 8th February
Join Hall for Cornwall as they celebrate with a screening of Disney’s brand new adaptation of the iconic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! This is your chance to sing your heart out to the Disney songs of your childhood such as Be our Guest, Belle, Gaston and not forgetting the classic Beauty and The Beast. Their Sing-a-long-a host will start with a pre-show where they will warm up your voices, teach you some hand actions, show you how to use the famous Sing-a-long-a props bag during the film and when to Boo the arrogant Gaston and of course judge the fancy dress competition! So go along and celebrate this ‘tale as old as time’, dress as your favourite character and get ready to feel part of a real fairytale.