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What’s on in Cornwall this November 2020

From dog-themed Christmas markets to clifftop tours, murder mystery nights and afternoon tea parties - November is brimming with things to keep us all occupied and in high spirits.

Doggy Christmas Market

When

1st November

Where

Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

30 minute drive from The Alverton

You’d be barking mad to miss this dog-friendly festive event, which kick-starts November events in Cornwall perfectly! Hosted at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge, this Christmas market is the pawfect place to shop for your pampered pooches or dog loving friends and family. From a shiny new lead to plush dog beds and artisan doggy treats, this yuletide market will certainly get tails wagging.

The Plaza Cinema Showings

When

1st - 30th November

Where

Truro

15 minute walk from The Alverton

This month our beloved local cinema, The Plaza, have some great movies scheduled. The perfect pastime when the weather outside is a bit mizzly and grey, grab some popcorn and find your new favourite movie of 2020. Now more than ever is the time to support our independent cinemas, and The Plaza is a wonderful, family-owned business.

Fowey Christmas Market 2020

When

1st November

Where

Virtual event

The time to start the Christmas shopping is upon us! Sadly, the popular and oh-so magical Fowey Christmas Market has been cancelled this year. But the organisers are determined not to let this stop them promoting the utterly fantastic local brands and businesses that would normally be setting up stalls and greeting customers.

On the 1st of November, the Fowey Christmas Market team will be launching an online local trade directory, where everyone can shop virtually for local makers, businesses and artisan products. This Christmas it’s more important than ever to shop local and support small businesses through the festive season. And with so many gorgeous stocking fillers, unique crafts and gift ideas for that someone special, we’re all spoilt for choice in Cornwall.

Ice-skating at The Eden Project

When

1st November - 21st February

Where

St Austell

40 minute drive from The Alverton

The Eden Project’s brilliant indoor ice-rink is back for the winter months. Strap on your skates and wrap up warm in woolly hats, scarves and jumpers to show off your moves on the ice.

📷: The Eden Project

Fused Glass Workshop

When

3rd and 17th November

Where

Colours Cafe, Truro

10 minute walk from The Alverton

Learn a new skill and create a handcrafted glass keepsake at these small fused glass workshops. Hosted by Colours Cafe, join a group of up to six and get creative. On 3rd November the class will be focussed on creating a free-standing waved piece inspired by scenes from the beach. The 17th November class is a chance to craft your own miniature glass trinket dish.

Tin Coast Walking Tours: Botallack Mine

When

5th and 14th November

Where

Penzance

1 hour walk from The Alverton

Lovers of coastal walks or an interest in Cornish history will love these guided walks that meander around tin mines and old engine houses. Join Ben Sutcliffe and Mary Woodvine for a walking tour around Botallack Mine, perched dramatically on the Cornish cliffs.

The Alverton's Winter Session with Our Atlantic Roots

When

6th November

Where

Our Great Hall

Introducing our first Winter Session, following on from the popular Summer Garden Sessions. On 6th November we’ll be welcoming indie-folk duo Our Atlantic Roots to The Great Hall stage for musical entertainment from 5pm – 10pm. Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite and include a cocktail on arrival, a reserved table in our stunning Great Hall and live music from Our Atlantic Roots.

The Alverton's Autumn Afternoon Tea Party

When

7th November

Where

Our Great Hall

It’s time for tea! This month, join us in The Great Hall for a curiously wonderful afternoon tea party. Book your table of up to six people and tuck into three tiers of scrumptious light bites and miniature delights. To make this event extra special, we’ve invited along Roger Miners, a talented local pianist to entertain whilst you indulge in an afternoon of foodie treats.

Find out more here and give our reception team a call on 01872 276633 to book.

Community Tree Planting

When

8th November

Where

Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan

35 minute drive from The Alverton

Free to attend, join the team at Mount Pleasant Eco Park for a community day of planting and pruning trees. The aim is to plant hundreds of trees, and every volunteer will receive a free lunch for getting involved.

Murder on the Nile

When

12th November

Where

The Greenbank Hotel

20 minute drive from The Alverton

Our sister hotel, The Greenbank, will be transported back in time to 1950s Egypt at their latest murder mystery night. Murder on the Nile will be performed by talented Cornish theatre group Murder by Appointment. Expect drama, scandal and the discovery of a body as you dine on an exclusive three course menu and watch the plot unfold. Work with your group to piece together all the clues and make your predictions on ‘whodunnit’.

Find out more and buy tickets via Eventbrite here.

Festive Cocktail Masterclasses with Colwith Farm Distillery

When

12th November - 10th December

Where

Lostwithiel

40 minute drive from The Alverton

Prepare for the festive season with a cocktail shaking masterclass with master mixologist Will Bickham from Colwith Farm Distillery. Book in a group of up to six people for socially distanced classes every Thursday on how to mix lip-smacking tipples. Find out more here.

 

📷: Colwith Farm Distillery

Creative Art Journalling

When

15th November

Where

Jubilee Wharf, Penryn

20 minute drive from The Alverton

If you are looking for a new creative hobby to keep you occupied whilst curled up at home with a hot chocolate, this creative art journalling workshop will be right up your street. Head to Penryn with your own A4 hardcover sketchbook with blank pages and prepare to be inspired. All materials such as handmade papers, inks, oil pastels, and recycled materials will be provided. The class will explore experimental techniques including collage, stamping and mixed media, as well as creative writing prompts to encourage goal setting, intentions and positivity.

Tarquin's Gin Club at The Alverton

When

20th November

Where

Our Great Hall

Let the weekend be-gin on Friday 20th November, as we welcome the Tarquin’s team to our magnificent Great Hall. They’ll be telling us all about their distillery based on the north Cornish coast and handing out samples of their award-winning products. Sink into a homemade G&T on arrival and learn how to make the perfect gin cocktail from Tarquin’s and our other guest mixologists.

Tickets and the full details are available on our Eventbrite page.

Festive Afternoon Tea Party

When

22nd November

Where

Our Great Hall

A little sprinkle of magic never goes amiss at The Alverton, especially during the festive season. On Sunday 22nd November, we’ll be offering a sneak peek of our much-loved festive afternoon tea, before it makes its dazzling return to our menus in December. Hosted in the beautiful Great Hall which will be decked out in twinkling lights and tinsel, we’re ready to get merry at our little oasis in the city. Most importantly, to put us in the Christmas spirit, we’ll also be joined by pianist Roger Miners who will be playing a jolly great set-list of all our favourite carols and seasonal tunes.

Find out more information here and call our reception team on 01872 276633 to book.

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

When

23rd November - 13th December

Where

Truro

15 minute walk from The Alverton

The Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair is a firm diary date in Truro’s festive calendar. Despite a reduction in the number of traders allowed this year, we’re delighted to hear that this event is still set to go ahead. Spread over three weeks, head to Lemon Quay and peruse fantastic Cornish products, from homemade jewellery to moreish fudge and dreamy artwork. When you’re done, why not pop up to see us at The Alverton for a warming tipple?

The Working Boat Supper Club: The Sea and Steak Night

When

26th November

Where

Falmouth

20 minute drive from The Alverton

Our Executive Chef will be cooking up a feast for the eyes and the taste buds at The Working Boat at the end of November. The Cornish pub are launching their first Working Boat Supper Club, and the theme for November is ‘The Sea and Steak’. From succulent seafood to flame-licked steak, head to Falmouth for five courses of surf ‘n’ turf inspired cuisine and meet Nick, Ryan and the team. If you’re in the mood to start the weekend early with a few tipples, an accompanying beer flight paired to each course by event sponsors Verdant Brewing Co is also on the menu.

Head to Eventbrite for tickets, timings and the delicious menu.

The Enchanted Christmas Market

When

26th - 29th November

Where

Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

40 minute drive from The Alverton

The Royal Cornwall Showground will be transformed into a festive grotto during the last weekend of November. Whilst the event still promises to be a magical affair, shoppers will have to pre-book their time slot to the Enchanted Christmas Market and social distancing and mask wearing is essential.

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