Things to do: arts and culture
Arts and culture World-class arts set in amazing landscapes
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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Visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a unique experience, offering a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important twentieth century artists.
Photograph a stunning Cornish landscape or a fun ‘splash in the glass’ – enjoy learning digital photography whatever the weather. All year round, half and whole day tuition for all levels.
Using the natural world of woods and sea we have adventures, learn how the earth works, how to use tools, make fires, build dens, explore rockpools and the underwater world and have fun.
Cornish artist Amanda Richardson hand dyes fabrics to create textile collages of details of landscape: rocks, water and plants. Her studio near the Land’s End is surrounded by a garden that provides inspiration for her art.
A perfect outing for the family where children love to run free on the lawns. Wander amidst rhododendrons and camellias; get lost in the maze, picnic on the award winning Best Picnic Spot. One of the most beautiful places in Cornwall.