Thankfully some warmer weather has arrived, which means there are an increasing amount of exciting outdoor events on offer! Think fun-filled days by the beach with your loved ones, incredible BBQ food, live music and feasts by an open fire. There’s something for all this month – if you’re looking to keep the kids happy take them along to the magic show or perhaps discover some amazing music by heading to see someone you’ve never heard of before. Oh, and don’t forget to celebrate the Royal Wedding in style!
Frank Cater & The Rattlesnakes, The Watering Hole, Perranporth, Tuesday 29th May
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are an English punk rock band formed in 2015 by former Gallows and Pure Love frontman Frank Carter. They released one EP in May 2015 called Rotten, and launched their debut album Blossom via Kobalt Label Services in August 2015. They revealed their second studio album, entitled Modern Ruin, on 28 September 2016, which was released in January 2017 via International Death Cult. The album was produced by Thomas Mitchener at the Studio Broadfields in Watford
Ben Hutchinson & Al O’Kane, The Acorn, Penzance, Thursday 17th May, 8pm
Ben is an emerging Folk Rock artist from South West England. Ben Hutcheson bridges the storytelling gap between Passenger, Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw making him an act to look for in the near future. Starting out from humble beginnings in Bristol, he’s become a growingly aware and prominent artist to look out for. His music career started as a young teenager and since then has gone on to play all around the South West of England. He resides in Bath where he is currently studying Commercial Music at Bath Spa University. Be sure not to miss this performance!
Steve Steinman’s The Meat Loaf Story, Hall for Cornwall, Truro, Friday 18th May, 19:30
Steve Steinman the creative force behind the hugely successful Vampires Rock returns with this epic musical concert delivering the best of the best from Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell record breaking album. With incredible stage set, superb band and Steve Steinman’s unique sense of humour and stage presence, the show will have you up on your feet and dancing in the aisles to all the greatest Meat Loaf hits – Paradise By the Dashboard Light, Took the Words Right Outa My Mouth, Anything for Love, Dead Ringer for Love and Bat Out of Hell, to name a few.
Royal wedding garden party at Knightor, Knightor Winery, St Austell, Saturday 19th May, 11am
No invitation to the Royal Wedding? Not to worry! Knightor Winery are hosting a garden party in Harry and Meghan’s honour on Saturday 19th May and everyone is invited! From 11am doors will open for a day of quintessentially British celebration. Watch the wedding coverage on screens in the courtyard with the ceremony starting at 12 noon. After the ‘I do’s’ stay on into the afternoon for live music from local Indie/folk band Bache. The kids will be kept entertained too with a bouncy castle, two play areas and 4 acres of grounds to explore. For the wedding feast a hog roast in the courtyard will be served with stuffing, apple sauce and crackling plus homemade salads and sides from the winery kitchen.
More Magic for Kids! (Bigger, bolder and more brilliant than before!), Hall for Cornwall, Truro, Saturday 19th May, 13.30
Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West! Might Mr Morgan manage a whole trick without his partner complaining? Will Mr West ever accept children as real people too? Can everyone’s favourite duo of deception finally find fame, fortune, and a box of fondant fancies? Tickets £10.50. Family Pack £29 (4 people, minimum 2 children, excludes premier seats).
Gin and Jazz!, Amphitheatre at Trebah, Falmouth, Friday 18th May, 7.30pm
Join them for a summer evening of cocktail demonstrations and gin talks, delicious food and the very best of Cornish jazz. Featuring the soulful sounds of Swingology and License to Swing! Tickets are 12.00 – don’t miss out!
Forage, Cook and Feast, Fat Hen – The Wild Cookery School, Penzance, Friday 18th May
This course is designed for anyone who is inquisitive about wild food and foraging and is aimed at adults but is open to all. They touch on the wide variety of wild foods available with an introduction to cooking fish and/or wild game. The taster day involves a 2 hour foraging trip to some of West Cornwall’s wild landscapes: seashore, hedgerow, woodland & farmland to forage for seasonal wild edible herbs, vegetables, seaweeds, fungi, roots, seeds & berries. Caroline will teach you how to forage safely and legally and will share some top chefs’ tips for incorporating these ingredients into your cooking.
Lamb Fire and Feast Night, Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Newquay, Friday 25th May, 7.30pm
Arrive and find a place at the long wooden trestle tables. Tuck into nibbles to get you started, then enjoy hearty platters of delicious local food.
On arrival gather around long wooden trestle tables for a delicious feast to devour whilst gazing out onto the spectacular Cornish coast. Sharing platters arrive from their open kitchen: think local mussels, Cornish lamb curry, fresh seafood.
Plates cleared, wrap up warm, grab one of our blankets and gather around the fire pit amongst the dunes. Relive dream-filled campfire nights by toasting marshmallows on the open flames.