Top Ten Things to Do is sponsored by Carbis Bay Holidays
1: St. Pirans Day – 5th March
With celebrations all around the county, St Pirans is a day of everything Cornish. With festivals, parades and events planned through every town, be sure to check out your local tourist board to see what time everything is on.
Falmouth St Piran’s Day Parade
10am-11.40am (leaving from the Moor and through the entire town)
Redruth St. Piran’s Day Festival
11am-3pm (With street entertainment, live music, town trails and a craft fair, this is day that showcases Cornish Culture)
Free Entry at Royal Cornwall Museum
The RCM is offering FREE entry on St. Piran’s Day to allow visitors to enjoy learning about the facts and mystery around Saint Piran himself.
Bude’s St. Piran Walk
Starting off at Bude’s Surf and Life Saving Club, you will be taken across the cliffs acccompanied by an Irish Piper, and then back to the Tree Inn Stratton for a beer, pasty and Cornish sing song.
2: Pasty Championships – 4th March
Celebrate the World Pasty Championships at Eden Project this year. From America to Australia, pasties derived from generation old recipes are loved by millions, and this competition invites entries from around the world to a test of taste, style and crimping.
Sponsored by the Cornish Pasty Association – Check it out on Eden’s Website.
3: RHS Lecture at Caerhays – 17th March
An explanation of the objectives of the magnolia hybridisation program at Caerhays and its achievements by Charles Williams. The talk will be followed by a guided tour which will cover the whole garden. Warning – wet weather clothing is advisable.
4: Falmouth Spring Flower Show – 18th-19th March
Take part and visit this family friendly flower slow, which is now in its impressive 107th year. With no fee for taking part, and exhibitors (and children under 16) getting in free, you’ll find daffodils galore. All at the Princess Pavilion.
For show schedule and an entry form – please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5: Ghost Dances and Other Works – 23rd-24th March.
Considered to be Rambert’s most popular work in their repertoire, Ghost Dances tells the story off love and compassion as death interrupts the daily lives of ordinary people. To book tickets, please visit hallforcornwall.co.uk
6: Minack Season – The Causacian Chalk Circle – March 29th
Kicking the Minack’s Spring and Summer season off, Bertolt Brecht’s masterpiece is being performed by the Cornwall Youth Theatre. With amazing and revolutionary theatrical techniques, this is a performance not to miss.
To book tickets – visit www.minack.com
7: Antiques Fair – 3rd/31st March
Discover a treasure trove at Wadebridge Town Hall during the Antique Fair being held on the 3rd and 31st March. With everything from taxidermy to vintage jewellery, this fair will appeal to anyone searching for a bit of eclectic goodness.
8: Alice’s Art Classes -4th-11th March
A series of creative workshops for children, which promise to help flourish their imagination and get them creating pieces of art. Led by The Exchange Gallery’s collaborators, this is a workshop that isn’t to be missed. Be warned – wear old clothes as they will get paint splattered.
Booking is essential as limited places.
For more information and prices, please visit newlynartgallery.co.uk
9: Dine Opera at Truro Cathedral – 18th March
Situated in the atmospheric location of Truro Cathedral, this evening of Italian dining and fine operatic music will certainly tingle your tastebuds. £40 per ticket, and available via email at email@example.com
10: Mothering Sunday at Wheal Martyn – 26th March
Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea in the dramatic landscape of Wheal Martyn on Mothering Sunday. With finger food, cakes and pots of Cornish tea, this is sure to be a treat she’ll never forget. For prices starting at £15.99 for 2 people, it is best to book to avoid disappointment.
Please call 01726 850 362 for booking.