Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Whats on - August 2014

August Events 2014

1st  - 3rd August 2014
The Wyldes Week St Mary, near Bude, North Cornwall

Leopallooza is a festival, held since 2006, which happens at Week St Mary, near Bude, in North Cornwall. This event is billed as a place where live music, tents, alcohol, good good people, sausages, sun, mud, burning cars, appreciation of the north Cornish nation, cider, neon, power riffs, straw, rain, rumours, fields and portaloos collide. The  centrepiece is a car, which is loaded with wood and set on fire. It has had different guises. It's been a Zebra and the General Lee. The festival site is built using reclaimed materials, wherever possible, making the handcrafted stages/bar/eatery unique and a welcome alternative to Formica and steel. A crew of friends dedicated to the local music scene help build and maintain the festival site year round. They design the leaflets, organise the marketing and sell the tickets. They even work on the night and forego the partying (at least until later on.)
St Breward’s WWI Commemoration Day
Sunday 3 August
Everyone will be welcome to join in St Breward’s WWI Commemoration Day, commencing at 2 p.m. by the War Memorial at Mine Hill, near the Parish Church with a short service, followed by cream teas at the nearby Village Hall, where the Living History Group will be re-enacting life for British soldiers in 1914. They will be dressed in uniforms of the period with DCLI insignia and will have with them some of the equipment the soldiers would have used. For more information, contact Geoff Burrows on 01208 850749.

Saturday   August 2nd – CARNIVAL DAY

4:00PM - Queen of Queens Competition.

Tintagel Social Hall.


Join us for Coffee/Tea and Craft Fair at Mawgan Porth Village Hall.

Location: Mawgan Porth Village Hall, Mawgan Porth, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4B

For any inquiry please email:
Amanda Brook School of Dance...
... hold an annual Summer School every year,

 Don't miss out, book your place by calling Amanda on 07811 290 923 or visit the website www.abschoolofdance.co.uk
Bude-Stratton Heritage Day
The Castle Grounds
For a free and enjoyable family day you really mustn’t miss the ever popular Bude-Stratton Heritage Day  

The annual celebration will take place as usual at town’s most significant building The Bude Castle, constructed by 19th Century Cornish inventor, Sir Goldsworthy Gurney and alongside the Bude Canal, famous for its series of incline planes and working sea lock.

It’s a day with something for everyone:
More information to follow.

Poughill Revel
Poughill village
The Poughill Revel is always on the first Thursday of August

Camelford Agricultural Show
Helland Barton 13th August
There is a Dog Show and Poultry Section and the normal Handicraft and
Horticulture section with a Food Hall. YFC Competition and a field full of trade stands.

Bude Carnival
at Bude Town
The delightful annual carnival procession through Bude. Money collected
on the day is donated to local charities and organisations.
Afternoon events are held in The Castle Grounds.
For more info call 01288 354240
The North Cornwall Cup Youth Football Event.
at Budehaven fields in Bude.
The  NCC will be held this year once again at Budehaven fields for all ages from U8 to U18 and also Girls at U16.
The event attracts teams from all over the south west plus teams from even further afield.

Qualified Referees from the County FA
Superb trophies and awards
All amenities plus stalls
Top professional photography
Cheap camping available through the club
Entries on a first come first serve basis
Camel Week
at  Rock near  Wadebridge
For event details please visit www.rswsc.co.uk .
Bude Lifeboat Weekend 2014

A fun day for all the family with Bude lifeboat crew, rowing races, sand & culm races, coffees, cream teas, music and singing, treasure hunt, crab catching competition, helicopter demo, hog toast, ladies guild stalls, sea safety caravan, beach rescue, disco, live band, even stormy stan could be there! and of course finishing with a firework finale.

On Bank Holiday Monday, there will be lots to see and do, starting from 10am, finishing with a grand Firework Display, which starts at 9.30pm. Please come along and join us for a real fun family day out!

Many other exciting stalls
For more info call 01288 354240
Cornwall Folk Festival
Wadebridge - August 2014
More information about tickets, artists, events, venues and all other news can be found at www.cornwallfolkfestival.com
Port Isaac Carnival
August from 6pm
Bude Jazz Festival!
Various venues throughout Bude
Tel: 01288 356360 for more info.
The annual event features not only a packed programme of traditional jazz and swing workshops, but also New Orleans-style street parades.
The line-up is truly international and many acts return year after year to play.
The venues include pubs, hotels, small halls and restaurants - comfortable and informal surroundings that help to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Bude is the small and unspoilt seaside town in Cornwall hosts to one of Britain’s leading jazz festivals.

Friday, 7 March 2014

March Events 2014

Dinner & Dance in aid of Wadebridge Foodbank & StoreHouse

Saturday 8th March at The Pavillion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground.

Dinner, charity auction and raffle.

Live entertainment from The The Claze and Josh Curnow plus disco til late.
If you’d like to donate a raffle and/or charity auction prize please give us a call on 01208 815374
Tickets £30, available soon from the shop. Come along and have some fun!


Bude Music Society is delighted that one of the country’s premier wind quintets is coming to Bude to give

a recital at St Martin’s Church, Killerton Road, EX23 8EL, on Sunday 16th March at 3pm.

 The Aurora Ensemble (flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon) has performed at UK’s major recital venues and festivals, and on BBC Radio 3, with outstanding reviews that praise the ensemble’s polish and precision, energy and enthusiasm, and fine phrasing. The programme will include the tuneful Nielsen Quintet Op.43, and the lovely Mozart Fantasie in F minor, KV.594. Admission at the door £12, full-time students free. Further details on the Society website: www.budemusicsociety.com

Stratton BookFest 2014

St Andrew's Church, Diddies Road, Stratton, Bude, EX23 9DW

Entry free

North Cornwall's largest book event.

For more details email strattonbookfest@talktalk.net

Boscastle Walking Week

Fri 28 March to Sat 5 April 2014

Boscastle Walking Week

Join us for a range of walks and activities with local guides in the beautiful, unspoilt coastal village
of Boscastle and its surrounding area.
Contact: 01840 250010  www.boscastlefestival.co.uk

Tamar Valley Spring Trail Festival

St Endellion Easter Music Festival

This festival has made a speciality of English language performances of the Bach Passions whose intensity in the church’s intimate setting is a musical experience not to be missed.
For program and ticket details telephone Sarah Priday on 07870 548187

Monday, 3 March 2014

Vote for Camelford Show

Vote for Camelford Show

A 1st is always exciting - even with a 108 year history... 
Camelford Show, for the first time in over a century, has entered itself into a competition! The Farmers Guardian's 'Show Business' competition is in its third year and rewards the winning show with agricultural coverage and publicity. 
 Having been short listed (with 6 other agricultural shows from across Britain), the overall winner will now be decided by the number of supporting votes cast for each show. 
Getting to this stage is an accolade in itself, but we now need voters. 
As the only West country show finalist, we'd really appreciate your support.

Further information and details of how to vote are available either in today's Farmers Guardian, or online at: http://www.farmersguardian.com/your-space/competitions/show-business-2014-vote-now-for-your-favourite-show/62625.article  

Closing date for voting is 23rd March 2014. 

Most importantly of all though, please remember to join us on Wednesday,13th August 2014 at Camelford Show for a great day of farming and family fun!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Carmen and Mimi - Lessons in Love

on Friday 28th February at 7.30pm

St Endellion Church

A comedy told through action, speech and extraordinary music with an uplifting and unexpected ending.
Carmen and Mimi are looking for love…….evening classes hold the answer.
An exciting blend of music and story with sublime singing and engaging comedy performances.
A Cube Theatre production.

Tickets, £10 for adults and free for accompanied under 16s,
available from Endelienta Box Office 07787 944935 or email: tickets@endelienta.org.uk
For More Events in North Cornwall visit www.thisisnorthcornwall.co.uk

Thursday, 12 December 2013

December Events 2013
Camelford Town annual Fireworks Display
and switch-on of the Christmas Lights
 Usually both take place on the first Saturday in December.

Padstow Christmas Festival

6th - 8th at PADSTOW

Padstow’s annual Christmas Festival see's this Cornish fishing village
come alive with celebrity chefs, culinary delights and festive fun.


Port Isaac Village Hall   Saturday December 7th  11am-4pm

Sellers from all over Cornwall will congregate at Port Isaac Village Hall providing a Christmas shopping extravaganza for all. A variety of over 20 stalls include well-known West Country vintage sellers along with more local artists and artisans. Vintage clothes, accessories, jewellery, records, soft furnishings, linen, accessories and bric-a-brac will sit alongside handmade jewellery, crafts and cushions, art, pottery … and some really special Port Isaac foodie gifts including ‘made in Port Isaac’ Christmas cakes.
Make a day of it. You won’t go hungry - mulled wine and mince pies, tea and coffee, homemade cakes and homemade soup will all be available.
Entry is free and a special cake raffle will be raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Plus the big man himself, Father Christmas, has promised he will call in so that children of all ages can tell him what they would like for Christmas!
And when you’ve shopped till you drop, take a stroll round the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac that can still evoke memories of days and lives gone by despite its fame as the home of TV’s grumpy Doc Martin.

What’s not to like?

For more info contact Dee Littlechild
Email: dee54@mac.com
Phone: 01208 880905

Concert at St Kew Church

Sunday 8th December at 3.00pm

“Candlelit Counterpoint” with The Zoltan Ensemble

A wonderful the opportunity to hear these first class musicians performing as an intimate chamber group. Lowri Porter (violin) is Principal Violin with Welsh National Opera, Roz Gladstone (cello) plays regularly with major orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Nancy Johnson (viola) plays with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.

Tickets £10 (free for accompanied under 16s), reservations by email tickets@endelienta.org.uk
or telephone 07787 944935,
or purchase from The Wadebridge Bookshop.
Remaining tickets available on the door.

Click this link to view guided walks in North Cornwall throughout November and December

Friday, 18 October 2013

November Events 2013
Organised Bonfire and Fireworks displays in North Cornwall
Tintagel Football ground - Music, fun & refreshments . T.B.C.

BODMIN annual bonfire, laser show and grand fireworks display at the Priory Park football field from 6pm. Children's rides and hot dogs will also be available. Tickets £4 for adults and £3 for children on the gates. The under 5s get in free. For more info contact Bodmin Visitor Centre.

THE Well Parc Hotel, Trevone, annual bonfire and fireworks party. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm with fireworks at 7.30pm. For more information, contact 01841 520318.

WADEBRIDGE Young Farmers' Club holds a annual bonfire and fireworks. This year for more information, please ring Emma Sleep on 07545 612092.
WADBRIDGE Camels RFC are holding a bonfire on Saturday the 3rd of November from 6pm onwards.

PORT Isaac's annual firework display will be held on Saturday, November 10th. The event will take place at Port Gaverne. The bonfire will be lit at 7pm followed by fireworks at 7.15pm.

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Bray Hall, Marhamchurch

Fri/Sat/Sun 1/2/3 November 2013

10-4 each day
Light Refreshments
Free Admission

Donations to Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Festival of Lanterns 2013


Treknow Village Hall

Contact Richard on 01840 779230 for further details
Lantern Procession through Treknow down to the Mill House for Fireworks at 7 - 8 pm


Sunday 17th November 2013, 3.00 pm

Minstrels Music Centre, Canworthy Water, PL15 8UB

The brilliantly talented young pianist, Duncan Glenday,
entertains us with music by Grieg, Mozart, Chopin and Liszt.
£12 at door, students free
Promoted by Bude Music Society

Concert at St Kew Church

Friday 22nd November 7.30 pm

Cabaret Jazz with Misbehavin’

Misbehavin’, a quartet of versatile musicians who have appeared to great acclaim at jazz festivals, arts centres and events across the South West. Virtuoso performances from vocalist Helen Porter and clarinettist Karen Wimhurst, with Robin Walter rhythm guitar and Ralf Dorrell double bass.
Tickets available by email tickets@endelienta.org.uk  , from The Wadebridge Bookshop or from Hall for Cornwall Box office

Click this link to view guided walks in North Cornwall throughout November and December

Friday, 11 October 2013

October Events 2013

Boscastle Food, Art and Craft Festival

 Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2013.

 James Strawbridge, TV chef, sustainable living expert and co-star of The Hungry Sailors will be opening the Festival.


Concert at St Kew Church
Sunday 13th October 3.00pm

Air and Strings with the Haldon Ensemble


Janna H√ľneke (flute), Lindsay Braga (violin), Andrew Gillett (viola) Barbara Degener (cello)
A delightful afternoon concert of chamber music for flute and strings including Mozart’s beautiful flute quartet.
Tickets available by email tickets@endelienta.org.uk  , from The Wadebridge Bookshop or from Hall for Cornwall Box office


Sunday 13th October 2013, 3.00 pm

St Martin’s Church, Killerton Road, Bude, EX23 8EL

The classical music world’s best known guitar duo
play music by Bach,Bizet, Rodrigo, Freddie Mercury and more.
£12 at door, students free.
Promoted by Bude Music Society


North Cornwall Book Festival.

 October 25-27

Trefelix, Daymer Lane, Trebetherick, PL27 6SA

 Highlights include meeting Caroline Graham, the talent behind Midsomer Murders, Sarah Winman, who wrote When God was a Rabbit, and hearing a gig by the fabulous Bookshop Band. There's also a full Saturday of events aimed at children and teenagers, most of them free.

Sarah Winman and a rabbit!

 Full details are on www.northcornwallbookfestival.org .


Camelford Carnival

 Saturday 26th October 2013 

A traditional Carnival usually held on the last Saturday in October.

For more local events visit http://www.thisisnorthcornwall.co.uk/events.htm.