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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. Miracle Winter production, Dr Livingstone I presume, Cornwall

    Miracle Theatre presents: Dr Livingstone I Presume

    28 December – 20 February

    This winter Miracle deftly combines its own inimitable style with the wonder of Victorian Music Hall to tell the story of one man’s obsession to discover the source of the Nile and transform an entire continent singlehanded. Extra February dates added.

  2. Mawgan Church Daffodil Festival, Nr Helston, Cornwall

    Mawgan Church Daffodil Festival

    Nr Helston 14 February – 16 February

    Festival celebrating the early daffodils in Cornwall, their beauty, varirty and industry in the Parish church in Mawgan on the Lizard Peninsula.  

  3. The Truro Festival, Cornwall

    The Truro Festival

    Truro 27 March – 05 April

    Truro’s very own art, culture and music festival, with theatre, film, literature, dance, comedy and more will be brimming in all corners of the city also including intimate theatre performances, live music and art exhibitions.

  4. Newquay Art8 Arts and Culture Festival, Cornwall

    Art8 - Newquay Arts and Culture Festival

    Newquay 01 May – 04 May

    1 - 4 May provisional dates for 2015.Art8 is Newquay's Arts and Culture Festival - four days bursting at the seams with events, exhibits and workshops involving film, craft, spoken word, dance, photography, theatre, music, literature and more.

  5. St Ives Literature Festival, Cornwall

    St Ives Literature Festival

    St Ives 09 May – 16 May

    Eight days of literature in St. Ives featuring book launches, poetry and prose readings, live music, comedy acts, and creative writing workshops.