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What’s On In Cornwall This October 2020

In the month when the clocks go forward, the leaves turn golden and Halloween gets ready to haunt us, we're looking forward to all the fun events in Cornwall in October 2020.

Kneehigh Storecupboard Essentials

When

26th Sept - 24th Oct

Where

Online

Online event

Kneehigh Theatre are offering an exciting training series. The Storecupboard Essentials sessions are for people with experience in performing or an interest in the performing arts. Therefore, members from the Cornish theatre company will be focusing on one vital element of performance each. And from voice techniques to creating characters or improvisation tips, you’ll be an acting pro in no time. Dive head first into a new hobby or polish up your raw talent with these fun online tutorials.

📷: Kneehigh Theatre

 

Folktober Festival

When

2nd October

Where

The Royal Standard, Gwinear, Hayle

40 minute drive from The Alverton

Join the outdoor live music event at The Royal Standard in Gwinear. A fantastic day of music from the likes of JollyRoger, Boundless Brothers, As Weird As Fish and plenty more, head to the Folktober Festival from 5pm on Friday 2nd October.

A brilliant fire show will certainly warm you up for some drinking and dancing. Camping pitches are also available to book. The evening will take place outside and social distancing will be enforced.

With plenty of seating available and a marquee, feel free to bring camping chairs, umbrellas and ponchos to prepare for all weather eventualities.

Buy your tickets for £10 in advance or pay £12 on the door.

📷: The Royal Standard Gwinear

StreetDraw24

When

2nd October

Where

Falmouth Town

25 minute drive from The Alverton

Whether it’s a quick pencil sketch, a collage, a painting or chalk drawing, release your creativity at StreetDraw24. Join other artists, students, enthusiasts or amateurs at this annual event in Falmouth.

In addition to art in the streets, listen to short stories told by interesting people in intriguing spots around Falmouth. Local storyteller Gary Cordingly will be kicking it off at midnight on 2nd October with some spooky ghost stories.

As well as a fun 24 hours of getting arty, you can enter your work to be considered to be shown and sold at The Poly. As a result, all the proceeds will be donated to a homelessness charity in Cornwall. The exhibitions themselves will take place from 15th-17th October.

📷: StreetDraw24

Cornwall Craft Gin and Rum Fair

When

3rd October

Where

Devoran

10 minute drive from The Alverton

Meet fantastic suppliers and discover your new favourite tipples at the Cornwall Craft Gin and Rum Fair. St Ives Gin, Wrecking Coast, Curio and Rosemullion Gin are just a few of the Cornish companies set to be attending.

Meet the distillers and teams behind some of the best craft gins and rums in the south west. A must-attend for gin-lovers in Cornwall.

Open Air 'Ginema' at Porthmeor Beach

When

10th October

Where

St Ives

45 minute drive from The Alverton

An outdoor movie night with a gin twist. Open Air Cinemas have partnered up with Tarquin’s Cornish Gin and Franklin & Sons to launch their ‘ginema’ experience in St Ives.

Head to Porthmeor Beach, enjoy a premium G&T and watch feel-good films by the sea. Choose from The Greatest Showman or Dirty Dancing, with tickets now on sale.

English National Surfing Championships

When

10th October

Where

Watergate Bay, Newquay

30 minute drive from The Alverton

Whilst the first half of the English National Surfing Championships were able to take place in mid-March, the second half was sadly postponed due to the lockdown. However, the organisers are delighted to announce that the remainder of the competition will take place in October.

If you want to enter, you must be a Surfing England Member and the deadline is on Monday 28th September. Find out more here.

Peeky Blinders Murder Mystery Evening

When

17th October

Where

The Alverton's Great Hall

In our Great Hall

On 17th October, our Great Hall will be transformed into a scene from 1919 back street Birmingham, and you are invited to join a dinner party with a difference. Hosted by the brilliant Murder by Appointment, join in with this immersive dining experience. Watch carefully as scenes and plot twists unfold, and crack the clues of this murder mystery.

Starting at 7pm, enjoy a drink on arrival before taking your seat for the main event. A delicious four-course dinner will be served with a side of scandal, mystery and murder. Fancy dress is encouraged – think flat caps, waistcoats, faux fur and flapper dresses!

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. WE’LL BE HOLDING THE SAME EVENING ON 22ND JANUARY – TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE AND WILL SELL FAST!

Spooky Pendennis Castle

When

24th October - 1st November

Where

Falmouth

30 minute drive from The Alverton

Your little monsters will love this Halloween event happening in Cornwall. Head to Henry VIII’s old coastal fortress, Pendennis Castle, for spooky trails, creepy clues and haunted stories. Everyone is invited to dust off their scariest outfits and costumes to be entered into the fancy dress competition.

The BIG Book Week

When

26th - 30th October

Where

St Ives

45 minute drive from The Alverton

A family-friendly event for the little ones who love reading. Stories by the Sea are hosting a week filled with bookish activities and fun. Families can book a table and join in with lots of crafty activities aimed at children aged 4-11 years old. Each day of the week focuses on a vibrant, dynamic children’s book. Choose your slot and book online here.

Lowender Peran

When

Throughout October

Where

Online

Online event

If you love Celtic music, dance and folk festivals, Lowender Peran is the event for you. Sadly, the Cornish festival can’t go ahead as originally planned due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the organisers are bringing you Lowender Peran Online – a virtual version. But if you don’t fancy the online event, the annual Cornish knees-up will return properly in Newquay for 2021.

📷: Lowender Peran

Halloween at the Shipwreck Museum

When

31st October

Where

Charlestown

30 minute drive from The Alverton

Shine a light on the potential paranormal activity at the Shipwreck Museum in the village of Charlestown. Explore the artefacts from wreckages and learn all about how they came to be.

Following on from rumours of ghostly apparitions being sighted in the tunnels, Charlestown Shipwreck Museum are inviting you to investigate further, with an evening that is not for the light hearted. Get involved this Halloween!

Truro School Cookery Halloween Feast Night

When

31st October

Where

Truro

5 minute walk from The Alverton

Perfect for the budding young chefs in your household. Bring your little ones to AJ and Maria of Truro School Cookery’s special Halloween Feast Night. Make mini pumpkin pizzas, mummy hot dogs with blood relish, ghost meringues and a show stopping chocolate sponge slash cake, and cause a stir in the kitchen. These recipes will certainly silence the ghoulish grumbles of hungry tummies at this fearsome, family-friendly foodie day.

Fireworks at Lappa Valley

When

31st October

Where

Newquay

30 minute drive from The Alverton

Mark Halloween with a fireworks spectacular at Lappa Valley. Enjoy soft drinks or a cheeky tipple or two at the outdoor bar. In addition to refreshments, hot and cold food will also be served.

📷: Lappa Valley

Book your October stay

Discover the beauty of Cornwall in autumn and stay at The Alverton. Our Cosy Cornish Retreat from £119 per night includes breakfast and a two-course dinner.

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