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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. Truro Primestock Show, Agricultural Show, Truro, Cornwall

    Truro Primestock Show

    Truro 02 December

    The annual Christmas Primestock Show is a favourite with farmers and townspeople alike. The Marquee on Lemon Quay will be filled with the sight of cattle and sheep as the best Cornish livestock is judged.

  2. Padstow Christmas Festival, Cornwall

    Padstow Christmas Festival

    Padstow 03 December – 06 December

    Embrace the festive season with a trip to Padstow’s annual Christmas Festival and see this Cornish fishing village come alive with celebrity chefs, culinary delights and festive fun.  

  3. Nadelik - A Cornish Christmas at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall

    Nadelik - A Cornish Christmas

    Falmouth 05 December – 06 December

    Celebrate Christmas the Cornish way with fireside tales, music and dancing plus find your perfect present from the range of craft and gift stalls. Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies and meet Father Christmas in the castle keep.

  4. St Piran's Play, Perranporth, Cornwall

    St Piran's Day Celebrations in Cornwall

    Falmouth, Bodmin, Redruth, Perranporth 01 March – 06 March

    All 2016 dates to be confirmed.  Celebrations in Falmouth, Redruth, Bodmin and Perranporth to celebrate St Piran, the Patron Saint of Cornwall.

  5. The Truro Festival, Cornwall

    The Truro Festival

    Truro 21 March – 03 April

    2016 dates to be confirmed.  Truro’s art, culture and music festival, with theatre, film, literature, dance, comedy and more. The city brims with activities in all corners including intimate theatre performances, live music & art exhibions.