EVENTS IN CORNWALL THIS APRIL
East Cornwall Bach Choir A Concert of East European Choral Music
Featuring varied choral works by Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967), Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904) and Mátyás Seiber (1905-1960) and solos from: Marianne Olyver (classical gypsy music violinist) and Jonathan Delbridge (organ and piano). East Cornwall Bach Choir is conducted by Chris Howarth.
St Martin’s Church, Liskeard at 7.30pm.
Tickets £12/£6 and under-12s free
1st - 7th April
- 1 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 2 WIN a holiday to the Isles of Scilly worth £1000
- 3 Gardoolet: WIN this summer's best garden game
- 4 Win a 2 night beach stay at The Beachcroft Hotel in Sussex
- 5 Are you ready for the greatest show this summer?
- 6 Win a luxury break at The Draycott Hotel in Chelsea
- 7 6 waterfall walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District
- 8 WIN a stay at Hornington Manor's new shepherd huts
- 9 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 10 12 beautiful waterfalls in Yorkshire
Allow expert guides to lead you through a fantastic week of walking with Walk Scilly. Choose from 29 walks across all five inhabited islands and three of the uninhabited islands – selecting from five whole and half day walks. The programme allows you to visit a different island each day, so you won’t miss out on getting to see the whole archipelago! Go foraging, visit sub-tropical gardens, take a farm tour, beach comb for cowrie shells or simply enjoy the open air.
2nd - 12th April
Join Great Scott! Adventures Outdoors at St Michael’s Mount for a rummage in the rock pools. Discover, meet and learn about the creatures that live just off the causeway in these drop-in Easter holiday sessions. Meet at the Great Scott flag near the start of the causeway leading from St Michael’s Mount at the session start-time.
8th - 16th April
ST ENDELLION EASTER MUSIC FESTIVAL
The programme of music takes place in the 15th century Collegiate Church of St. Endelienta, St Endellion, and recent years have seen such works as Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Ravel’s G Major Piano Concerto and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana being programmed in the main concerts. This festival has made a speciality of English language performances of the Bach Passions, and also includes chamber, orchestral and choral concerts.
15th - 30th April
BAKE FOR HEROES
Help for Heroes is asking the British public to dust off their aprons and get baking to raise money for wounded, injured and sick personnel, veterans and their families. Get involved by holding you own tea and cake event at work, school, in your local community or simply invite friends round to your home for a slice of cake for a donation. A free fundraising pack, including boxes, a sweepstake game, bunting, balloons and pricing stickers, will be sent to every Bake for Heroes organiser. The winner of the Best Cake Competition could win a stay in London, together with breakfast and afternoon tea, which has kindly been donated by the Bloomsbury Hotel in London.
Until 17th April
FALMOUTH SPRING FESTIVAL
This festival, sponsored by University of Exeter, brings an explosion of colour, life and activity to the town, bringing the community of Falmouth together. Activities include beach cleaning, painting, and gardening for Falmouth Spring Clean Days, a variety of free games, studio classes and activities will take place on the The Moor, guided walks and a Folk & Cider Festival featuring a range of bands, 50 scrumptious ciders from across the West Country and a marquee full of food and craft stalls.
17th - 22nd April
Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing, Dirty Dancing at Hall For Cornwall, features 35 hits songs, including the all-time favourite (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life and Hungry Eyes. This worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
21st - 23rd April
PORTHLEVEN FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Music acts for this seaside festival has been revealed to include The Urban Voodoo machine, 3 Daft Monkeys, Duncan Disorderly & The Scallywag and Willie and the Bandits, among others. Situated in and around Porthleven harbour, the three-day event features quality food producers, internationally recognised chefs and festival fringe events. Guests can enjoy after-dark parties, an Under the Sea themed party, a bake-off, an auction, daytime entertainment, great food and brilliant music.
22nd - 23rd April
CHARITY GARDEN OPEN WEEKEND AT TREGOTHNAN
Tregothnan opens it’s usually private gates to the largest historic, botanic garden in Cornwall. Open for one weekend, visitors can experience Tregothnan’s diversity of trees, rare collections, sweeping vistas and secluded groves on the banks of the River Fal. Get lost in the beautiful surroundings of the garden and tuck into Cornish cream teas with Tregothnan tea and Kea plum jam, all the while listening to some musical entertainment.
All the proceeds go to charity and the main charity for this year is St. Petroc’s Society who work to provide accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single, homeless people in Cornwall.
27th - 30th April
Start off the British Diving Season at St Austell and sign up for The Cornwall ScubaFest. For three days, scuba divers take over the Pentewan Sands Holiday Park. There will be shore diving, RIB diving, hard boat diving, try dives for beginners and rebreather try dives for the more experiences, workshops for divers and funshops for non-diving families and friends. In the exhibitors village there will be a selection of top name brands showcasing their products, plus talk to equipment manufacturers and training agencies. Enjoy competitions, games, live bands and a karaoke disco in the evenings.
27th April – 1st May
This community art event brings together residents, visitors, businesses and local organisations to celebrate and showcase the cultural and artistic diversity taking place in and around Newquay. With an exciting mix of film, art, performers, concerts and writers, Newquay is alive with inspiration, culture and talent.
27th April – 1st May
WORLD CHORAL FESTIVAL
Sixty choirs of all ages and nationalities will be converging on Cornwall with more than 50 concerts and celebrations in 40 venues across the county. This year’s festival will also see the largest choir competition in the event’s 14-year history. Cornwall will be alive with music when 2000 singers of all ages and nationalities converge to entertain people in theatres, churches, tourist attractions and castles from Bude to Land’s End and Porthleven to Saltash.
Camborne Trevithick Day is a annual day of celebration for the town of Camborne. Attractions include model exhibitions, vintage vehicles, local school children in Bal Maidens and Miners Dance led by Camborne Town Band, performances by local male voice choirs, concerts by Camborne Town Band, street entertainers, Flower Festival, steam engines and stationary engines, fairground rides, market stalls, The Trevithick’s Dance and The Steam Parade.
Until 7th Jan 2018
TATTOO: BRITISH TATTOO ART REVEALED
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall has announced its major new contemporary exhibition for 2017, Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed. Showing until 7 January 2018, this highly anticipated exhibition offers a genuinely ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing, featuring cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors to tell a story that challenges long-standing myths and pre-conceptions about tattooing when it comes to class, gender and age. Showcasing the work of major tattoo artists from George Burchett, via the Bristol Tattoo Club, to Alex Binnie and Lal Hardy, this will be the largest gathering of real objects and original tattoo artwork ever assembled in the UK.