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What’s on This May in Cornwall

Feel like a local this May in Cornwall. From exploring gorgeous gardens to local Cornish music, there's something for everyone this month.

Rodney Branigan


5th May


Old Bakery Studios, Truro

Six minute drive from The Alverton.

If you play guitar, if you love Americana, modern folk or the blues then this is the gig for you. Rodney’s performance is trademarked as ‘full contact folk music’. A Texan local, Rodney learnt to play in Austin, has performed in Los Angeles and crafted his songs in Nashville. You can’t get much more authentic than this folky musician.

You can purchase your tickets, here.

📷: Green Note


Talking Garden: Sensory Explorer Tours


7th May


Tate, St Ives

49 minute drive from The Alverton.

Designed for blind or partially sighted visitors and friends, this garden tour includes detailed spoken descriptions and handling of plants, as well as the opportunity to make your own miniature sensory garden to take home. Numbers at each session are limited to ensure exploration of the garden is tailored to participants. Call 01736 791177 to book your ticket.

📷: National Trail

Paul Merton's Impro Chums


9th May


Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Twelve minute walk from The Alverton.

Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2022 to visit some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation.

We’d definitely recommend heading along to this performance if you’re looking for an evening of laughs. The age recommendation is 14+ and you can purchase tickets here.

📷: Exeter Northcott 

Fisherman's Friends


13th May


The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

One hour drive from The Alverton.

The legendary Cornish ‘buoy band’ are back on stage, and what a stage it is! Head to The Minack Theatre this May and you’ll get to sing along to all of your favourite shanty songs. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to Cornwall, this is the ultimate gig to get into the Cornish spirit.

📷: YouTube

Guerrilla Museum


14th May


Truro Pannier Market, Truro

Ten minute walk from The Alverton.

Visit The Guerrilla Museum, a pop event run by the Royal Cornwall Museum.

From Victorian household items to prehistoric hand axes, come and explore the theme of ‘home’ with this exciting pop up. The Guerrilla Museum will give you the chance to handle historic artefacts from the RCM’s collection, identify mystery objects, see some special objects from the museum stores, and contribute to our upcoming exhibition.

📷: TripAdvisor

Outdoor Yoga Meditation


19th May


Wheal Martyn, St Austell

28 minute drive from The Alverton.

To celebrate Creativity and Wellbeing Week, Wheal Martyn are hosting relaxing outdoor yoga meditation in their beautiful, peaceful woodland. Emma Mansfield of Lovely Yoga Cornwall will be leading the activity, so whether you’re a beginner or a yoga pro, you’re in safe hands. It’s advised to bring your own yoga mat or blanket and booking is essential. Phone 01726 850362 to book your ticket for £8.50.

📷: Visit Cornwall

Superstition Mountain


20th May


Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith

30 minute drive from The Alverton.

The three Gunwallow brothers from St Day are in a bit of bother. Slim’s scrapyard business has gone pear-shaped, while Dwayne owes money to some very dodgy friends and youngest brother Mark is entangled in a doomed romance. There’s only one hope left, they must find the legendary Lost Dutchman’s gold mine on Superstition Mountain.

Find out the fate of these three Cornishmen at the glorious Trebah Gardens, for just £16 (£8 for children).

📷: Trebah Garden

Wine Tasting Evening


20th May


The Alverton

Right on our doorstep.

Sip-sip hooray, our wine tasting event is back! On Friday 20th May, join us for our latest wine tasting night in The Great Hall, where we’ll be welcoming you into the world of wonderful wines. Join us from 6pm-9pm, where our wine maestro, Yohann, will be pouring six glasses of wine for you to sample throughout the evening. Slurp on our thoughtfully chosen menu of red, white, rosé and more, whilst listening to Yohann discuss the different characteristics of each wine.

If a six course wine flight isn’t appealing enough, there will also be delicious sharing boards to compliment the wine and satisfy your tastebuds. Book your tickets here.



21st May


Townshend Village Hall, Townshend

40 minute drive from The Alverton

Tension rises to the breaking point in a Cornwall fishing village when the local citizens are crowded out by tourists. The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences. Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant film that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change.

Find out about Townshend Film Club and book your spot, here.

📷: Amazon

Our Atlantic Roots


26th May


The Alverton, Truro

Right on our doorstep.

Bask in the natural beauty of our private gardens, dine al fresco on our sun-drenched terrace and listen to fantastic acoustic music with a summer cocktail in hand at our Summer Sessions.

Mac and Laura kick off our Summer Sessions with an uplifting blend of American and British alternative folk, with harmonies that are rich and dynamic.

Start your weekend on a high and kick back with two cocktails for £10, created by our talented bar team and served to you in the sunshine. Whilst you sip, our chefs will be rustling up some signature summer dishes. Dine al fresco to live music as beautiful as the surroundings.

Book your tickets by calling our team on 01872 276 633 or by booking here.

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