Event Archive

See what events we've listed in the past - many of these events have been put on by partner organisations.

Alternative Skills Fair 2017

13 May 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mount Pleasant Ecological Park, Chapel Hill, Porthtowan, Truro TR4 8HL

Travel up to Mount Pleasant Ecological Park this May for a day celebrating and inspiring ways of living a low impact lifestyle.

There will be stalls and practical demonstrations from local crafts and tradespeople, plus talks, hands-on workshops and practical guidance from experts, all aimed at inspiring us to learn new sustainable skills and reduce our environmental footprint.

The event is FREE for all and the Cafe will be open all day serving a wide range of refreshements.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the fair, please contact events@mpecopark.co.uk for further information.

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Daughter of the Lake

5 May 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Film Room, Heartlands, Pool TR15 3QY

A film directed by Ernesto Cabellos which is being shown as part of the UK Green Film Festival. At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, Nelida, an Andean woman able to communicate with the water spirits, uses her powers to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the body of water she consider her mother. A Gold deposit valued at billions of dollars lies just beneath Nelida’s lakes and leads farmers and Latin America’s biggest gold producer into conflict.
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Come early for complimentary canapés!

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

1 May 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Band Stand, Morrab Gardens, Penzance TR18

The Mayday Movement would like to join with organisations and individuals in solidarity and co-operation for the change of priorities which is required urgently. This gathering will take place at 1pm on Monday May 1st at the BandStand in Morrab Gardens, Penzance. Bring a picnic!

6th International Women's Day Charity Cabaret

11 March 2017 - 7:45pm - 11:45pm
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance TR18 4BU

Back in the ring for round six, please join us for a no holds barred celebration of International Women's Day. This year’s charity cabaret line up includes: the incomparable Jenny Bishop, who takes film score composition degrees and new babies in her long, tall stride; the fabulously fresh Miss Jones (veterans of The Albert Hall no less) and their lush soaring harmonies; Elaine Claxton, songstress, actress and one of Cornwall’s all round entertaining greats, who recently wowed audiences in The Bowie Lounge; a return of the tap-tastic Turn on the Tap troupe, plus Fiona Richardson’s award-winning Aspire dancers, not forgetting the cabaret’s in-house comedy dancers appearing this year as The Ball Breakers.

Urgent Fight to Save the NHS in Cornwall

4 March 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Penzance and Truro

To coincide with a massive national rally in London [supported by the British Medical Assoc (BMA), Royal College of Nurses (RCN), National Pensioners Convention, UNISON, UNITE other unions and organisations] Cornwall is having its own rally!


PENZANCE 12:00 noon at Humphry Davy Statue then walk to the station (13:00 train to Truro arrive 13:39pm)

TRURO Assemble on Lemon Quay 14:00 leave at 14:15 to walk to Cathedral Square for the Rally.


join the demonstration to demand more money for the NHS and social care. please bring placards etc. if you can.

NO cuts in local services / NO closures of community hospitals

The demonstration is organised by Cornwall Keep Our National Health Service Public (KONP), supported by West Cornwall Health Watch (WCHW) and 38 Degrees Penzance Group.

March for a fully funded, publicly owned, NHS and social care service no cuts, no closures, no privatisation end the pay restraint for NHS staff

Sithney Woodland, Orchard and Coppice Group

9 February 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Crown Inn, Crowntown, Helston TR13 0AD

Sithney Woodland, Orchard and Coppice Group (SWOC) is for people from the parishes across West Cornwall who love trees. Whether you're a woodland owner, a charcoal burner, a cider maker or if you're just interested in trees and woodland crafts, come along and join them for a pint on the second Thursday of every month.


Hayle Hub Event: Food in Friendship

7 February 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
The Cornish Arms, 86 Commercial Road, Hayle TR27 4DX

Transition Penwith's Hayle Hub warmly invites you to a meeting on Tuesday, 7th February, at 7.30 pm in The Cornish Arms, where we will be looking at various ways to become more self-sufficient and eco-friendly where food is concerned. The meeting is a part of our function as a focus of sustainable living in the Hayle area, (http://www.transitionpenwith.org.uk/hubs/hayle), and builds on the success of the Free Lunch back in October, where a team of volunteers produced an organic meal from donations by local producers for 70 folk, in the freely rented Hayle Day Care Centre, with ages ranging from 5 to 70+. Surely community at its best?
At our last meeting in December, we discussed various ideas of what we could do next…growing our own food in pots around town, a community orchard, involving the schools, or even sharing seedlings? And this meeting is the next step where we hope to decide on what is possible. This of course depends on turning enthusiasm into action!

Redwing Gallery Crowdfunder

20 January 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Redwing Gallery, 36 Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2HT

Redwing GalleryRedwing GalleryRedwing is gathering a team to launch its first ever Crowdfunder campaign to save the building from developers and secure the Penzance Redwing project for the benefit of the community. The campaign will launch on Friday 20th January and be active for eight weeks until 17th March 2017.

They are looking for the following key people to help:
1) Networker
A social butterfly who can be thrown into any social situation and come out with a new supporter or two.
2) A Marketeer
A wordsmith. Responsible for raising Redwing's profile, getting word of the project out and into the crowd.
3) A Digital Superstar
You enjoy anything techy, be it emails, mobile advertising or social media.
4) You
They need as many people as possible to share the campaign among their own crowds.

If you can help with their Crowdfunder campaign or would like to know more please contact Roselyne at redwingprimitive@gmail.com or 07735525129

There'll be a Launch Party. Please join them and invite your friends.


What Future for our National Health Service?

18 January 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Exchange Gallery, Princes Street, Penzance TR18 2NL

What future for our NHS posterWhat future for our NHS posterIf you're still unsure what Cornwall's Sustainability and Transformation Plan means for local health services then come along to this public meeting in order to discover what's at stake and what it all means for our NHS. Former MP Andrew George will be joined by local health campaigners and some NHS Managers.

Apple Wassail

15 January 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
St Ives Community Orchard, Palemon Best Recreational Ground, Penbeagle Lane, St Ives TR26 2HS

St Ives Community Orchard are planning to have their very first Apple Tree Wassail on Sun 15th Jan starting at 3pm. Come along to enjoy, and if you fancy, you can decorate yourself with some ivy, leaves & feathers and bring along something to make a noise, like a musical instrument or a pot and spoon.

They are also going to have a work party on Sun 15th Jan 10.30am where they will be building the bonfire and perhaps making leaf and willow headdresses in preparation for the event.