It’s sad to say, but Summer is nearly over! But luckily for us there are still plenty of great events going on throughout Cornwall in September, which will make waving goodbye to long, hot days a little easier. The kids may be back to school but if you want to entertain them come the weekend, there are lots of family friendly things going on. If you’re more of a foodie, or would like to see some live music, there’s plenty of that too!
The Labrador Rescue Trust Family Fun Dog Show, Saturday 1st September, 12.00-4.30pm, Duloe
15 Classes of Doggy Fun Competitions including Fastest Bonio Eater, Best Young Handler, Best Rescue, Best Veteran & Fancy Dress. All breeds are welcome. Agility & have a go, stalls, tombola, raffle, Labrador merchandise & P/R stall. You may need to bring a seat! Food & refreshments available at the Pavilion.
Circus Funtasia, Saturday 1st September, Hayle
Spectacular fire-breathing stunts, thrill-seeking acrobats, death-defying motorbike riders, powerful hand-balancing, and much more awaits you at Circus Funtasia! Back with a brand new show for 2018, be prepared to witness a whip-cracking storm of a show with beautiful aerialists, dynamic juggling, tightrope walking, tumbling tricks, PLUS the return of our famous clown Emilion – THE GEEK IS BACK! Not to be missed, this family show promises laughter and surprises for all ages. Tickets and prices from www.circusfuntasia.co.uk or call 07706168507 or buy on the door… don’t miss out!!! **SPECIAL OFFER** opening night, all seats £7!!
Cornwall pretty muddy adults and kids, Sunday 2nd September, Sithians Showground, Truro
Pretty Muddy isn’t like any other fundraising event. It’s a muddy obstacle course that women of any ability can climb over, crawl under, and charge through. The Cornwall Pretty Muddy route takes a scenic single-lap through Stithians Showground. This is a fairly flat course on grass and paths, with a variety of fun obstacles to challenge you along the way! Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is the brilliant muddy obstacle course just for the little ones. They can take on the obstacles, crawl through the mud pit and have fun with friends, all the while helping raise valuable funds for beating cancer.
The Searchers, Saturday 1st September, 7:30pm, Princess Pavillion Falmouth
The Searchers remarkable career continues! They have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles as well as The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression.
The Grace Notes – Amelies Summer Sessions, Friday 7th September, Amelies, Porthleven
From the power and inspiration of gospel to the cool, smooth tones of groovy jazz and the rhythmic vibrations of soul, motown and funk – this is a retro sound infusion. The Grace Notes really get the party going from the moment they begin. A fantastic group with truly amazing voices. Book a table for your choice of evening by calling Amélies on 01326 653653 or online at ameliesporthleven.co.uk. Diners pay a £4-£5 per person cover charge for a full evening of entertainment.
My Sweet Patootie – Canada in Concert, Thursday 13th September, Acorn Penzance
Vaudeville-style show that promises a unique musical experience: swing, ragtime, stories – and more. Shades of vintage swing, country blues, folk, and ragtime collide in an uplifting vaudeville-style show performed with tight vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and humorous storytelling. It’s a unique musical experience that transcends the borders of the acoustic-roots genre, promising to entertain music lovers of all kinds. This dynamic trio is comprised of singer Sandra Swannell on swing fiddle, zany drummer Paul Clifford on junkyard percussion, and singer Terry Young, who’s flashy fingerpicking functions simultaneously as the group’s guitar and bass.
Redruth international mining pasty festival, 7th-9th September, Redruth
A three day event celebrating the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site; through pasties, mining and music! “Make Your Own Pasty” activity which is supported by “The Cornish Pasty Association” and will be held in the Marquee in Green Lane from 10am – 3pm on Saturday. There will also be a Amateur ‘Crimp Off’ sponsored by Denzil Trevethick’s. £1 to enter (all proceeds to Penhaligon’s Friends) Children’s class (11-17) from 2pm Adults class (18+) from 3pm. May the best crimp win…Prizes to be won!
The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival, 14th-16th September, Healey’s Cider Farm Truro
A charming Cornish party with some big live bands, a groovy silent disco, BBC Introducing stage, camping and glamping, secret cider walks and cider tasting featuring a huge range of delicious ciders from across the UK plus lots, lots more. This year’s line-up features Hayseed Dixie, The Fratellis and The Wurzels. There will be plenty of delicious food on offer, served from vans to stalls. You can enjoy anything from pizzas, to pasties to toffee apples and homemade flapjacks.
Tudor murder mystery, Friday 15th September, National Trust Trerice
There has been a murder, but who is the culprit? Over a sumptuous three course dinner you will meet a host of suspicious characters. You will soon become embroiled in a plot of murder and intrigue at Trerice. Who will be the best sleuth on the night?
1000 Mindreaders with Stuart Nolan, Friday 14th September, Stranger Collective, Falmouth
Research magician teaches the art of mindreading. Ever wanted to read someone’s mind? As part of a global project to create 1000 mindreaders, research magician Stuart Nolan will be taking to the Stranger Collective studio in Falmouth this September, to genuinely train people to read minds using the sense of touch. It’s not magic. But it is pretty magical. Over the course of the evening, Stuart will share his insights and discoveries about the art of mindreading, reveal the tricks and techniques mindreaders use and train participants in the skill of recognising subconscious muscle movements, before inviting everyone to put their new found skills into action.
One day screen printing workshop, Saturday 15th September, Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Spa, Newquay
Printmaker and designer Dena O’Brien will guide you through each step to create your own unique prints. Looking over the beautiful coastal view of Mawgan Porth beach, relax and take part in this creative one day workshop, learning how to screen print your own range of prints to take home with you. Tailored for beginners the course will introduce you to the basic skills required to transform a design into a hand-cut stencil, mixing your inks, setting up your screen, through to pulling a squeegee. You will print a one colour design onto a range of papers and fabric.