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What’s on in Cornwall this August 2021

We've put together a guide to what's on in Cornwall this August, all within easy reach of The Alverton. Cornish festivals are back, retreats resume and the fireworks will fly high once more! Discover our exciting list below.

Cornwall Comic Con and Gaming Festival


1st August


Truro College

Step into a festival full of fantasy…

Comic Con is returning to Cornwall! This family friendly event will kick off August in the best way. It will include exhibitions such as famous film cars, gaming zones, robot displays and even a dinosaur. This is the perfect day out for all ages who are passionate about films, comics and games. With outdoor catering and plenty of space inside, you’ll be well looked after and only need to worry about what cosplay outfit to pick! You can order tickets to this event, here.

📷: Visit Truro

Celebration of Wellness Day Retreat


1st August


Trevalon, Liskeard

Relax and unwind to celebrate Wellness Day this August…

A wonderful opportunity to unplug, connect with yourself and make new friends. This retreat has an incredible line up of yoga, walking meditation and exercises that will leave you feeling brand new. Starting at 9:30am and finishing at 5:30pm, including a delicious plant-based meal at lunch-time, why not take time for yourself and book a space on this special retreat?

📷: Gio In Roots

The Fisherman's Friends


2nd August


Penlee Park Theatre, Penzance

Make the most of Movie Monday with this Cornish family favourite…

This tale tells the story of a cynical Londoner in the music industry who hears a group of Cornish fishermen singing while out on a stag weekend. He hears their deep voices and truly believes they could make it to the top of the charts. The hard part is convincing them that they can, too! This heart-warming comedy is based on the true story of one of our favourite shanty groups from Port Isaac, Fisherman’s Friends. You can purchase your ticket, here.

📷: Go Upstate

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny


3rd August


Coronation Park, Helston

Join Peter and Benjamin on a hare-raising adventure…

This enchanting adaptation of the much loved Beatrix Potter classic makes for a wonderful evening out with the family. Transport back to the magical world of Peter Rabbit and McGregor’s garden as Quantum Theatre perform this magical story on stage at Coronation Park. Just remember to bring your own chair, blanket or cushion to cosy up with for this event, as there isn’t reserved seating. Book tickets, here.

Polperro Fisherman's Choir


3rd August


Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station

Get your lungs at the ready for this free concert in Looe…

Polperro Fishermen’s Choir are delighted to be back singing again after over a year’s absence due to the pandemic. This popular male voice choir primarily formed in 1923, providing the very best in traditionally Cornish and modern choral music. This will be their 98th year performing and we can’t wait for this fantastic event. It’s a free event but as the RNLI are a charity close to our hearts, we’d recommend tossing some money into their buckets!

📷: David Lashbrooke

Paul Ainsworth's Travelling Feaster


6th-20th August


The Cornish Countryside

Feast your eyes on this brand new food and music festival…

With incredible Cornish scenery at venues such as Boconnoc Estate, Scorrier House and the Royal Cornwall Showground, Paul Ainsworth’s Travelling Feast Festival is one you won’t want to miss. Amazing festival nights with live music from acts such as Gabrielle and Toploader follow days of diving into delicious food made by Michelin-starred chefs. A line up that will surely make your mouth water, grab your tickets here.

📷: London On The Inside

Falmouth Week at The Working Boat


13th-15th August


The Working Boat, Falmouth

Celebrate Falmouth Week in style at The Working Boat…

One of our favourite weeks in Cornwall’s annual calendar. Dance, eat and be entertained just a stone throw’s from our sister hotel, The Greenbank. Expect to sing your heart out to performances from Jonah’s Lift (13th August) and Falmouth Soul Sensation (14th August). Then show up with your heartiest cheers to spur on the annual Dragon Boat Race (15th August) that launches from The Working Boat quay! All events will be free and all are welcome.

Summer Garden Sessions: Mog Jones


19th August


The Alverton

Enjoy two cocktails for £10 at our Summer Garden Sessions…

We’ll have Mog Jones joining us on 19th August for our Summer Garden Session. Mog writes her own original music as well as covering songs by the people she loves to listen to, including The Beatles, David Bowie, Dolly Parton and Stevie Nicks. With two cocktails for £10, a gorgeous sun-trap terrace and relaxing acoustic music, this is the best way to enjoy a summer evening. You can get the last few remaining tickets to Mog’s session, here.

The Great Estate Festival


27th-29th August


Scorrier House, Redruth

Grab your tickets before they’re gone…

The highly anticipated return of The Great Estate festival is finally among us. Expect acts such as Razorlight, The Sugarhill Gang and even silent disco DJs! Sitting pretty at Scorrier House, this festival is surrounded by rolling green hills and is the perfect setting to let your hair down. This rambunctious garden fete won’t have remaining tickets for long, so book as soon as you can on their website.

📷: The Great Estate

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