Lansallos and Polperro – a Smuggler’s Paradise

We’ve all heard the stories. Strange goings-on, mysterious lights in the dead of night. Hidden passages and secret rooms. Smuggling is one of the things that Cornwall is most famous for – apart from the pasty and clotted cream, of course. The village of Polperro is a place steeped in smuggling history. Even today its […]

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Things to do in Falmouth

Things to do in Falmouth

Falmouth is fast becoming one of the most exciting and diverse of Cornwall’s towns. From its high street full in independent shops, bars and cafes, to its fantastic beaches, its thriving University and historical working dockyards, this is a town alive with Cornish culture and a flourishing artistic spirit. It is the perfect destination for […]

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WildWork’s Wall of Love – who will you add?

It all began back on 2014 when WildWorks made history. Over 5000 people joined in their commemoration of the centenary of the beginning of WW1 by remembering the community’s lost men in a powerful dawn ‘til dusk performance. That performance was called 100: The Day Our World Changed and took place at the Lost Gardens of […]

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Love, Loss and Knitting with WildWorks at Heligan – Be a part of it!

A few weeks ago I wrote about the new WildWorks production at Heligan and their call for participants from the local community. Rehearsals will get underway in June, so there is still time to be part of what will be a truly unique event. However, if being in the limelight is not really your thing […]

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Be part of WildWorks’ latest extraordinary performance

For three weeks this summer the Lost Gardens of Heligan is playing host to an ambitious show with an ensemble of around 150 – and the best bit is anyone can be a part of it! No experience necessary! A couple of nights ago I popped into the Hall for Cornwall to hear the WildWorks […]

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Where to see Bluebells in Cornwall

At this time of year the turning of the seasons heralds the arrival of one of our most enigmatic native flowers. The bluebell. The harsh winter has set them back a little this year but here are a few ideas of places to see them in the next few weeks. Enys Gardens My obsession with […]

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Cornwall in the Snow 2018 – A photo journal

The past couple of days have given me such the rare opportunity of seeing the place where I live in Cornwall in a new way. The world has gone muffled and monotone. And I love it.

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Ben Barker – Ceramist & Alchemist

    Cornwall is thought to have the highest concentration of working artists anywhere in the British Isles, outside of London and many of them are tucked away in the quiet of the Cornwall’s countryside. This winter I discovered a wonderful potter just a few miles from my home and just for a day I […]

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Simon Bradley on Gyotaku, a seagull called Derek and finding his Cornish Bolthole

Weak sunshine glints off the glass of the small porthole in the door of the studio. The wood burner is roaring now and I gaze around at the eclectic collection of prints and miscellanea covering the walls. “I don’t think of myself as anything really, I’m just me. You know, steering my way through life […]

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The Cornish Ten Hens Update

I guess the most important thing to say is that all the hens made it through the night. They are looking much brighter and are starting to scratch about inside their runs. We even had three eggs this morning but that is hardly surprising as that is all they have been good for up until […]

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