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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An elegant gallery and museum set within a Victorian house and park. Changing exhibitions 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.
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.
The Exchange is a major contemporary art space that opened in 2007 in conjunction with renovations to Newlyn Art Gallery. The gallery occupies a former telephone exchange and has a striking glass facade that runs the entire length of the building.
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.
Art Space Gallery has built a reputation for quality paintings, prints and 3-D work, sold to collectors both nationally and internationally.