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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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  1. Amanda Richardson | Art Gallery | Penzance | Cornwall

    Amanda Richardson Art Gallery


    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. 

  2. Art Gallery Cornwall, Things to do, Tate St Ives, Cornwall

    Tate St Ives

    St Ives

    Situated on Porthmeor Beach, Tate St Ives celebrates the modernist legacy of the town’s international artists’ colony. Embraces the best of international modern and contemporary art. 

  3. Magical Mystery Tour Newquay | Things to do in Cornwall | Trips & Tours | Cornwall

    Magical Mystery Tour Newquay


    Great Day Tours around Cornwall, airport transfers, shopping trips, UK holidays, coach hire for all occasions. 8  – 16 seat Mini Coaches 51 seat Coaches. Based in Newquay.

  4. Things to Do Cornwall | Wood and Stone Studio | The Lizard | Cornwall

    Wood and Stone Studio

    The Lizard

    Studio with over 200 pieces of wood or stone sculpture to view or purchase, ranging from a few pounds to several thousand pounds.  Wood, bronze, stainless steel and granite pieces. Ideal momento or special occasion gift.  

  5. Guided tours of Cornwall by

    Alvajoan Cornwall Tours

    Breage, Helston

    Bespoke Cornwall small group full day tours by with English, Swedish or German guiding for all ages, travelling in licensed comfortable chauffeured vehicles with experienced and knowledgeable service minded local people.