Things to do: arts and culture
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A guide to arts and culture in Cornwall with ideas to suit all ages, interests and budgets. Browse listings covering outstanding local workshops to world famous galleries, local theatre and film to the best live music venues.
Cornwall has been a natural home to inspiration, art and ideas since the early 19th century. So much so that, apart from London, you'll find nowhere in the whole country that's host to more working artists than Cornwall. Whilst the Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum, The Minack Theatre and the Eden Project enjoy the beam of the international spotlight, outstanding local galleries and artists' workshops are everywhere, showcasing Cornwall's vibrant art scene.
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Miracle Theatre Company tours productions of classic works and new writing; funny, highly visual and intensely dramatic. It is one of Britain’s foremost outdoor theatre companies with a reputation for entertaining.
An elegant gallery and museum set within a Victorian house and park. Changing exhibitions mainly feature famous ‘Newlyn School’ artists (1880-1930). There is an excellent café and well-stocked shop. Open daily M-Sa 10-5 Easter-Sept, 10.30-4.30 Oct-Easter.
A unique gallery in historic Penryn, showcasing the distinctive blown glass of Malcolm Sutcliffe all made on the premises in the hot glass studio, also jewellery, prints, paintings and cards.
Kestle Barton is a restored ancient farmstead set in fields and woods high above Frenchman’s Creek and the Helford River, on The Lizard, West Cornwall. Our gallery and garden are open from April to November 2014.
Studio with over 200 pieces of wood or stone sculpture to view or purchase, ranging from a few pounds to several thousand pounds. Wood, bronze, stainless steel and granite pieces. Ideal momento or special occasion gift.