5 THINGS TO DO IN CORNWALL THIS WEEKEND
PUBLISHED: 11:26 22 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:47 01 September 2017
The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your Bank Holiday weekend in Cornwall
- Wild Woodland Summer Ball, 23-28 August
Cornwall’s multi award-winning Rogue Theatre are returning to mystical Tehidy Woods for an exuberant, bewitching, and fun journey into a story world of enchantment. Rogue Theatre’s immersive outdoor theatre experiences stimulate all of the senses for all ages and walks of life.
At their Wild Woodland Summer Balls the natural woodland air feeds the flames of imagination setting them ablaze with thrilling brand new tales, enthralling live music, otherworldly performance, explosive acrobatics, mesmerizing fire and wild beautiful dance. At the end of the show everyone can dance together, there is free face painting, the chance to create a wonderful woodland craft decoration and feast on fantastic wild woodland stew bubbling in the cauldron.
Rogue Theatre’s Wild Woodland Summer Balls at 2.30pm and 7.30pm take place on 23-28 August. Tickets start at £8.50
2. The Red Arrows, 28 August
After a high-flying success when they performed for the first time above the Isles of Scilly last year, the Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team, the Red Arrows, return to the skies above the islands for a thrilling aerobatic display on Bank Holiday Monday.
The display, sponsored by Treco Island as part of its wider commitment to the islands, will make a spectacular finale to a Bank Holiday weekend of events which take the place of the Regatta which returns in its entirety in 2018.
3. Cornwall Folk Festival, 24 – 28 August
This Bank Holiday weekend, a mixture of folk stars and Cornish musicians will team up to take Wadebridge by storm. An array of concerts, folk sessions and workshops will be taking place across four days of musical fun.
On the main stage, gig-goers can expect live performances from a star-studded line-up that includes Dougie Maclean, Cara Dillon, Dosca, Black Friday and Dallah – to name a few. There will also be a Fringe Tent where a whole host of upcoming music acts can shine on stage.
Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and there are a limited number left. Visit the website to purchase yours.
4. Newlyn Fish Festival, 28 August
From cookery demos by top local chefs, to arts and crafts and live music, the Newlyn Fish Festival is the place for fishy aficionados to gather this Bank Holiday Weekend. The event is one of the biggest celebrations of seafood and fishing in the UK and the event has raised over £265,000 to the Fisherman’s Mission.
Not to be missed is the rolling line-up of cooking demonstrations by chefs from across Cornwall, the prestigious fish display’ that is presented each year, and the Consol Oils Main Stage where a number of traditional Cornish music acts will perform.
5. Cornwall Pride, 26 August
Cornwall Pride is in its 10th year and it's set to be the biggest and most exciting celebration yet. Taking place in Truro, Cornwall Pride brings together the Cornish LGBT community with numerous events, parties and a parade through the city centre.
This year sees live performances from Union J, Ren Steadman, Big Brother 2015 contestant Sam K, a Kylie Minogue tribute act and many more. Rainbow Fest is held in the afternoon and there will be games, music, food outlets and stalls from a number of LGBT organisation and businesses.