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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. Golden Tree Theatre

    Gogmagog v Corin the Intergalactic Giant Slayer

    14 June – 30 August

    What happens when you take an ancient Cornish Myth, spice it up with an eclectic mix of space-age ingredients and serve it inside a medieval rocket-ship arena?

  2. Grand Medieval Joust | Pendennis Castle | Falmouth | Cornwall

    Grand Medieval Joust at Pendennis Castle

    Falmouth 19 August – 20 August

    A magnificent medieval joust where fighting knights do battle in a live action show. Revel in the drama of clashing knights on horseback and cheer on your favourite. Be entertained by the court jester for plenty of laughs too. Let the battle commence!

  3. What's on in Cornwall | Miracle Theatre | The Tempest | Cornwall

    Miracle Theatre presents The Tempest

    30 July – 30 August

    Enjoy a night of theatre under the stars. Fantastic open air theatre throughout July and August at fabulous open air locations across Cornwall. With the original text respectfully shaken and stirred, Cornwall's finest - Miracle Theatre applies its offbeat and humorous style to this classic Shakespeare play. Click for dates and locations.

  4. What's on in Cornwall | Holifair Festival | Gweek | Cornwall

    The Holifair Festival

    Gweek 01 August – 03 August

    Holifair Festival 1st to 3rd August is a family friendly fundraising festival with over 30 live bands, talks, cabaret, barn dance, kids area with loads of great workshops, dance tent, chill out space, walkabout acts, fire-pit, storytelling and more.

  5. What's on in Cornwall | 100: The Day Our World Changed | Lost Gardens of Heligan | Mevagissey | Cornwal

    100: The Day Our World Changed

    Pentewan 03 August

    The Lost Gardens of Heligan and WildWorks Theatre are collaborating to create ’100: The day our world changed’.