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What’s on in Cornwall this February 2020

February is full of quirky things to do in Cornwall, including a puppet festival, Cornish pasty week and choir singing.

The Festival of Curious Puppetry

When

27th January - 14th March

Where

The Poly, Falmouth

Whimsical characters and mythical creatures are making their way to The Poly in Falmouth for a wonderful festival of puppetry performances and exhibitions. This event definitely has strings attached!

📷: The Poly

Winter Gin Festival

When

8th February

Where

The Greenbank, Falmouth

With dry January a thing of the past, it’s time to indulge in your favourite tipples. If you’re a lover of gin, this is one to mark in your diary. Our sister hotel, The Greenbank, are hosting a gin-tastic festival, full of local distilleries and craft gin suppliers, live music and tasty treats. Head to their Eventbrite page for tickets.

Snowdrop Sundays

When

9th and 16th February

Where

Pencarrow House and Gardens, Bodmin

Delicate white petals blooming across the county mark the impending arrival of spring. Head to Pencarrow House and Gardens on one of these Sundays, when the gardens will be open for visitors to admire the pretty flowers in all their glory. A suggested donation of £5 is recommended at this charity led floral event. All the proceeds go towards the two chosen charities, CLEAR and Parkinsons Research.

St Ives Feast and Hurling the Silver Ball

When

10th February

Where

St Ives

St Ives Feast Day is an ancient tradition, where the coastal town celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434. A civil procession takes place through the winding streets, ending with a blessing by the Mayor at St la Well near Porthmeor Beach.

Once the blessing is completed, one of Cornwall’s oldest sports – the traditional hurling of the silver ball – commences. This involves a giant silver ball being roll around St Ives. Get involved in this special day in the town’s history this month.

📷: St Ives Feast Day

Apple Grafting

When

15th-16th February

Where

Cotehele, Saltash

Learn a new skill this month with apple grafting workshops at Cotehele. With exclusive access to the National Trust’s Tamar Valley trees, this is the perfect pastime for keen gardeners or those looking to improve their green fingers.

Colour Uncovered

When

15th - 23rd February

Where

The Eden Project, St Austell

A kaleidoscope of colour is causing a splash at The Eden Project this February half term. An opportunity to get hands-on and creative, kids are invited to work with an artist to create a giant multicoloured art installation. Take a tour of the bright and vivid colours found in nature with the Living Colour Trail and learn how to make art out of practically any item.

📷: The Eden Project

Wedding Viewing Day at The Alverton

When

16th February

Where

The Alverton, Truro

Breath-taking architecture, dramatic features and impressive gardens. The Alverton is the ultimate romantic destination to say your vows. Picture your perfect day with a tour of the grounds and magnificent Great Hall at one of our wedding viewing days. Discuss your dream day with our Wedding Manager Greg, and get a feel for the space and venue. Simply email weddingandevents@thealverton.co.uk to book (sessions are available from 11am until 6pm.)

Science of the Sea Shows

When

17th - 21st February

Where

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

For family fun with a bang this half term, the National Maritime Museum has just the thing to keep everyone entertained. Overlooking the marina in Falmouth, the museum is offering a live, expert-led science show to wow children and parents this month. Expect magical fog, explosive water and curious chemistry demonstrated in exciting experiments with plenty of audience interaction to keep everyone on their toes and involved!

📷: The National Maritime Museum

BANFF Mountain Film Festival world tour

When

20th - 22nd February

Where

Regal Theatre, Redruth

The BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the Regal Theatre in Redruth. Featuring a selection of action-packed movies set in remote corners of the planet, enjoy watching the world’s best film-makers as they tell tales of life-affirming journeys across gorgeous landscapes with jaw-dropping cinematography. Film buffs won’t want to miss out on this celebration on the big screen.

📷: BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Cornish Pasty Week 2020

When

23rd - 29th February

Where

throughout Cornwall

In February, the famous Cornish pasty takes centre stage, as locals across the county gather to pay homage to these golden filled pastry delicacies. On the 23rd February, don’t miss out on a week of fun activities surrounding the pasty, ending with the ‘Oggy Oscars’, the ninth-annual World Pasty Championships hosted at The Eden Project. Battle it out in the kitchen and whip up some perfectly crimped pasties at one of the tastiest events in Cornwall this month.

📷: The Eden Project

Tea School Masterclasses

When

27th February

Where

Tregothnan Estate, Truro

Whether you’re a tea connoisseur or a brew enthusiast, a trip to Tregothnan’s Tea School Masterclasses could be the ideal treat for the end of February. Learn all about the history of tea, explore Tregothnan’s tea plantation and take part in plenty of tea tasting, delving deep into all the fascinating facts that’ll have you leaving an expert!

Truro Cathedral Choir Spring Concert

When

28th February

Where

Truro

Head to Truro Cathedral to hear a gorgeous chorus of singers at the spring concert. An uplifting performance, revel in the impressive gothic-revival architecture and stunning acoustics in the heart of the city.

📷: Truro Cathedral

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