Miracle Theatre’s ‘Aladdin’ at the Princess Pavillion

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hilarious family fun, wonderfully entertaining! This show should be part of everyone’s Christmas! Going to see a pantomime is very much a Christmas tradition that began when I was a small child. So when I was asked to review Miracle Theatre‘s production of ‘Aladdin’ I couldn’t have been more delighted. And now after seeing […]

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The Owlman of Mawnan Smith

Most folklore tales date from hundreds even thousands of years ago. They seem entirely distant from our modern lives. But one such story, from the village of Mawnan Smith near Falmouth, is much more recent than we are used to. It is also one of the oddest folklore tales that I have heard in Cornwall. […]

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From Granite to Sea – A Review of Alex Langstone’s latest book

There are some books that I turn to again and again. Ones that I regularly pull down from my bookshelf when I am researching something. Or when I am looking for somewhere new to explore. After spending just a few short weeks with Langstone’s latest book I already know it too is going to become […]

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Saint Germoe’s Chair

The tiny hamlet of Germoe is one of those places you see the sign for on the way to somewhere else. Picturesque and timelessly peaceful. The 14th century church sits in the middle of the cluster of houses. And in the churchyard stands a curious structure known as St Germoe’s Chair. When John Leland, the […]

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Ten of Cornwall’s most photogenic beauty spots

There is no doubt that Cornwall is a beautiful county. There is a reason that visitors, writers and in particular artists have been drawn here for centuries. Not only for the fabulous scenery, the rural charm and picture perfect villages but also the wonderful light. Its the same light that makes photography on Cornwall great […]

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St Nectan’s Glen – a mysterious history

The north coast of Cornwall. Dramatic. Isolated. Remarkable in every sense. Along this coast you can find Cornwall’s highest cliffs, strange tales of ancient kings and shipwrecks, and some of the county’s most beautiful and dramatically situated coastal towns and villages. Not far from Boscastle is Rocky Valley and the hamlet of Trethevy. From here […]

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Herodsfoot, Cornwall – a doubly thankful village

Herodsfoot thankful village

The small village of Herodsfoot in Cornwall is doubly blessed. In fact it is one of only 14 villages in the entire UK with very special claim. A miraculous claim to feel both doubly lucky and doubly thankful for. Discover why. Over the past 4 years as a nation we have collectively marked so many […]

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Mysterious Sunken Treasure at Cudden Point, Cornwall

Between Perranuthnoe and Prussia Cove is a rugged headland jutting out into the sea. This is Cudden Point. A truly beautiful stretch of coast which commands stunning views across Mounts Bay towards Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole. I often enjoy a walk here because of the quiet, the dramatic views of St. Michael’s Mount and the […]

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Armorica – The Mass Migration from Cornwall to Brittany

In the 5th and 6th centuries there was a mass migration of people from Cornwall to the region of France known as Armorica, modern day Brittany and Normandy. Although Cornwall’s deep connections with Brittany are well known, this piece of history is still shrouded in mystery. Like the Welsh and the Cornish the Bretons are […]

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