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What's on: arts and cultural events From literary festivals to local celebrations of Cornish tradition

A guide to key arts and cultural events in Cornwall. Browse listings covering literary festivals, theatre, community interactive arts events and local celebrations of Cornish tradition.

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  1. What's on in Cornwall | The Kneehigh Asylum | Lost Gardens of Heligan | Pentewan | Cornwall

    The Kneehigh Asylum

    St Austell 29 August – 28 September

    Internationally acclaimed Cornish theatre company Kneehigh will present their radical new show at the Asylum in September 2014, in the stunning location of the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

  2. Grand Bard Gorsedh Kernow

    Gorsedh Kernow

    Torpoint 01 September – 07 September

    The Esedhvos Festival, Monday 1 – Sunday 7 September, is held every year at a different location in Cornwall to celebrate Cornwall's distinctive identity and Celtic heritage, newly recognised under the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. 

  3. Heritage Open Days

    Heritage Open Days

    11 September – 14 September

    Celebrates England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. A once-a-year-chance.

  4. Live at Heartlands

    Live at Heartlands

    Redruth 12 September – 14 September

    Three-day live music festival at Heartlands in Pool with UB40, Boomtown Rats and Happy Mondays headlining, plus support from Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, Peter Hook, Gang of Four, Stereo MCs and more than 60 bands in total over two stages.

  5. The Little Apple Cyder and Music Festival | Penhallow | Cornwall

    The Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival

    Truro 12 September – 14 September

    The Little Apple Festival is held over 3 days within the grounds of Healey's Cyder farm where the famous Rattler Cyder is created – Tickets include tractor rides around the orchards and working farm and free Cyder samples.