Event Archive

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

Sandy Cove Beach Clean

15 January 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sandy Cove, Newlyn, Penzance

West Cornwall Friends of the Earth next beach clean will be at their adopted beach on Sunday 15th Januaryr at 3pm at Sandy Cove in Newlyn. Please do join them if you can and as always, dogs and children are always welcome!


Living In The Future Film Showing

7 January 2017 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2HT

Due to popular demand these films are being reshown for the benefit of those who couldn't come before and for anyone who would like to see them again!

A couple of inspiring films about eco villages showing at the Redwing Gallery this November. There'll be a £2 suggested donation to cover the cost.

Eco-Village Pioneers - A journey towards low impact living (50 minutes )
Film maker Helen Iles journeys in search of a sustainable, affordable way of life. From a permaculture village in Australia to a turf roofed roundhouse in Wales, Eco-village Pioneers investigates some of the projects which inspired Lammas - the first legal low impact settlement in the UK.

Lammas - How to build an Eco-Village (50 minutes )

The Carbon Cycle

22 November 2016 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Redwing Gallery, 36 Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2HT

Join West Cornwall Friends of the Earth for a talk by the author, Dr Kate Rawles, talking about her book 'The Carbon Cycle' - shortlisted for Banff Mountain Festival Adventure Travel Book Awards, 2012

The Carbon Cycle; Crossing the Great Divide (Two Ravens Press 2012) is based on Kate's bike ride from Texas to Alaska exploring attitudes to climate change, was shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Festival Adventure Travel Book Awards and a runner up in the UK People's Book Prize.

Hayle Hub Social & Planning Gathering

22 November 2016 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
The Cornish Arms, 86 Commercial Road, Hayle TR27 4DX

Transition Penwith is a network organisation which has the aim of helping Penwith make the transition to a more localised, resilient and thriving economy. We want to encourage local hubs of activity – bringing together like-minded people to work together on local community projects. Our first run at this is in Hayle and district.

So if you want to get things going in Hayle and the wider area (including Angarrack, Canonstown, Connor Downs, Fraddam, Gwinear, Gwithian, Joppa, Leedstown, Lelant Downs, Phillack, Reawla, St Erth and Townshend) then join in with your own ideas on local food, local planning, local music and more.

This is the first gathering since the very successful Hayle Community Lunch (held on October 16) so do come along and get involved in whatever happens next!

The Economics of Happiness

6 November 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance TR18 4BU

Lonely people have never been happy people. And globalization is creating a very lonely planet.” A word we are "programmed" to hate. And yet we all subscribe to it. Or do we? And do we have a choice?

The Economics of Happiness, an incisive documentary that links today’s global crises (climate change, terrorism, the financial crash) with personal malaise (rising levels of depression and the pervasive emptiness of consumer society). The cause? The macroeconomic structure of globalization, a massive conglomerate of megabanks, multinational corporations, and international financial institutions, all constantly expanding in a deregulated environment that takes profit, and never people, as the raison d’être of all things.

Street Level PZ and Surfers Against Sewage Beach Clean

30 October 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Newlyn side of Skate Park, Wherrytown, Penzance

Following on from the SAS Spring Beach Clean at Long Rock and last year’s successful Autumn Beach Clean Series which saw over 3,500 volunteers remove over 10 tonnes of rubbish from 160 beaches, Surfers Against Sewage are once again calling for volunteers.

Penzance Beach and Prom, from the Jubliee Pool to Newlyn Green, needs your helping hands on Sunday 30th of October.

Join SAS, Street Level Penzance and other members of the local community for a beach clean from 10am until noon, as part of the biggest SAS Autumn Beach Clean ever. Find them at their table on the Newlyn side of the skate park, opposite the boating lake. They'll have some gloves and bin bags, but please bring your own thick protective gloves to wear. They hope to see you there on the day, so that they can all make a difference to Penzance!


Transition Penwith Hayle Hub's First Community Meal

16 October 2016 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Hayle Day Centre, 86 Commercial Road, Hayle TR27 4DE

Some people say that there's no such thing as a Free Lunch. We say otherwise! Come and enjoy a hearty veggie hot pot and fruit crumble, made from locally sourced food kindly donated by suppliers in Penwith.

Transition Penwith’s Hayle Hub invites you to their first community meal; a relaxed way to meet up with others living in Hayle and surrounding area. We welcome and celebrate diversity in our community; everyone is welcome across all ages, and there’s no need to bring anything, just yourselves!

There'll be
- storyteller
- fire engine
- live music
- games for young and old
- food served with smiles!
- tombola
- refreshments

It'll be very much a family-friendly event


And Then Come the Nightjars

11 October 2016 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance TR18 4BU

South Devon, 2001. Jeff is a vet with a problem. Michael is a cattle farmer who is a problem. The two men have a begrudging respect for each other and a blossoming friendship based on sharing a fag, a nip of whisky and boisterous banter.
But then the skies turn dark with the greasy smoke of hundreds of pyres as foot and mouth sweeps through the British countryside, throwing communities across the country into incredulous chaos.
Michael watches, in grief stricken disbelief, the slaughter of his ‘girls’. He also watches his friend brandish the gun.
After the smoke has cleared and the blame laid to rest, the two men squabble, dance, philosophise, dream, laugh and plans as the countryside they used to know slips through theirs fingers, rapidly turning into a property developers’ dream.
And Then Comes The Nightjars is a searing portrait of what happens to a community, an industry, a landscape, a way of life, when change, uninvited, knocks at the door.
"And then come the Nightjars"website:

Planning Power Up!

8 October 2016 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Redwing Gallery, 36 Market Jew St, Penzance, TR18 2HT

This is a full day (from 11am to 5pm) skill-share and Power Up! session designed to better equip you to navigate and influence your local planning and development system. The intended outcome of this session is that you will be able to better protect your local communities against unwanted development that will cause environmental and social degredation.

The day will include:
- An Introduction to the English Planning System
- The nuts and bolts of planning in Cornwall
- Planning applications: a development near you (sharing our stories, what to look for, evidence, process points)
- Writing a good local plan policy
- Looking forward: what can we do next?

This is not a day to miss for groups who are either engaged in some way or another with planning concerns or who would like to be!

The day will be hosted and facilitated by Naomi Luhde-Thompson, Friends of the Earth's planning specialist.
Please bring a lunch to share!

Harvest Celebration 2016

2 October 2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bosavern Community Farm, St Just, Penzance TR19 7RD

Part of the Community Supported Agriculture UK Open Weekend! Egg collecting, farm tours, including the bee garden, the community woodland, The Cob, the metre square veg patches and our new well project and solar panels. Crafts, music, face-painting and fun and games for all! Refreshments will be served all day from the cowshed cafe, hot soup and delicious cakes!
There's limited parking at the farm but it's a pleasant 15 minute walk from St Just across the fields from Carrallack Terrace.