Event Archive

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

Beach Clean and Litter Survey

5 July 2015 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Sandy Cove - south of Newlyn Harbour

Gloves, bags, buckets and cake provided! More information from westcornwallfoe@gmail.com

Devolution for Cornwall: What future now?

20 June 2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY

This morning event will feature a series of short presentations covering a range of devolution topics, from voter attitudes to devolution in Cornwall to the UK context and government policy, from the economics of devolution to Cornwall Council's Case for Cornwall and more. These will culminate with a plenary session to discuss the focus for devolution in Cornwall. To find out more, please see their website:
Follow them on twitter: @CornishAssembly
If you'd like to attend please send a message to info@cornishassembly.org


Bushcraft, Green Woodwork and Traditional Archery Courses

25 May 2015 - 12:00pm - 22 August 2015 - 12:00pm
Plan-it Earth, Chyena, Sancreed, Penzance TR20 8QS

These short courses are designed for those wishing to spend more time enjoying and living with nature, and are based in woodland / coppice in Sancreed, West Penwith. From basic bushcraft and survival to deeper and more advanced skills these courses offer a wealth of knowledge from a woodsman who uses them regularly in his work.
Contact Greg on gregh@futuretracks.co.uk or 07776 223337 for booking

Field Archery and Bowmaking Basics
Course Length; 1 day
Course fee: £75.00
Age: 14 years+ (all children to be accompanied by an adult)
Course Dates: Wed April 15 / Bank Holiday Mon May 25 / Thu Aug 20

Local green homes open their doors to visitors

22 May 2015 - 10:00am - 24 May 2015 - 5:00pm
West Penwith

Have you ever thought about making green improvements to your home but needed ideas or more information? Local community group, West Cornwall Community Renewables, is running a Green Open Homes weekend where householders who have made energy and environmental improvements, large or small, are opening their doors to share their experience and their homes with other local people interested in installing green home improvements.

A quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions come from energy used in the home and with average energy bills topping £1,200 a year making energy efficiency improvements at home can make an important contribution to both cutting carbon emissions and energy costs. West Cornwall has some of the highest levels of fuel poverty in the UK and with many households across the area are struggling to pay increasing energy bills and keep their homes warm, there is an urgent need to find ways to save energy and cut fuel bills. Come along to our open homes and get inspired.

Tickets for West Cornwall Green Open Homes are free and can be pre-booked using their online booking system.

Penwith Economic Blueprint: The Next Step

21 May 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Café Art, Royal Square, St Ives

The Blueprint Map which came out of the ConferenceThe Blueprint Map which came out of the ConferenceFollow-ups to the successful 'Re-thinking Our Economic Future' conference in February took place in St Ives in March and April. The conversation continues on the Local Economic Blueprint for Penwith and a number of next steps have been identified. Don't worry if you didn't make it to the conference or other meetings, come along anyway! For more info, contact Lucy at lucymargaret@hotmail.co.uk

Change the Game Penwith

19 May 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Redwing Gallery, 36a Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2HT

Calling all Penwithians ready to take bold, effective action for the world: Change the Game Penwith is an eight-week course designed to educate, inspire, and equip us to be pro-activist leaders - “game-changers” in our communities.
Based around the Pachamama Alliance's acclaimed ”Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” Symposium and its follow-up “The Game Changer Intensive”, the course uses thoughtfully selected videos, readings, and rich, facilitated discussion topics designed to open up the possibilities for decisive effective action to explore what is possible for humanity on a global scale, and specifically, what is possible here in Penwith.
The evening at the Redwing Gallery will provide an opportunity to be inspired, empowered and fire up your activism!
If you are curious to find out more then contact David SmartKnight (david.planitearth@googlemail.com) for more information.


Whole Again Communities Pot Luck Dining Event

15 May 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Mill, Branwells Mill, Station Road, Penzance TR18 2LQ

Whole Again Communities are making some great connections with Mark Summers - Cornwall Food Foundation - Food Revolution and Cornwall Council are supporting them with the common purpose of making use of excess produce and alleviating food poverty. They are holding a pot luck dining event on Friday 15th May at 7pm in Penzance.

You can book and pay using Paypal by going to:

Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: Book Launch

7 May 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Edge of the World Bookshop, Market Jew Street, Penzance

At a time when consumers are increasingly interested in the provenance of fresh, local food, and when the revival of Cornwall’s popularity has made the county into more than just a tourist destination, this timely book sets a benchmark for our knowledge and appreciation of wild foods and how they may be foraged, prepared and cooked.
A handy identification guide, sumptuous recipe book and delightf ul source of inspiration, Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly offers an accessible introduction to foraging in a special and distinctive landscape. It covers over twenty wild edibles – flowers, fruits, leaves, seeds, shoots and seaweeds – and will appeal to all who want to access fresh, local ingredients, while enjoying a walk in the country or by the sea.
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The Game is Rigged: It’s Time to Change the Game

27 April 2015 - 6:00pm - 22 June 2015 - 9:30pm
Café Art, Royal Square, St Ives

The Penwith Game Changer Intensive is an eight-week course structured around a weekly group meeting, and features videos, readings, and activities that allows for group interaction in structured discussion, designed to educate, inspire, and equip us to be pro-activist leaders, “game-changers” in our communities. Drawing on some of the most groundbreaking evolutionary activism and thinking available on the planet today, the course is based around the Pachamama Alliance's acclaimed ”Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” documentary and its follow-up “The Game Changer Intensive”. Using thoughtfully selected videos, readings, and rich, facilitated discussion topics designed to open up the possibilities for decisive effective action, we will explore what is possible for humanity on a global scale, and specifically:

What is possible here in Penwith?

30th Annual Penwith Green FaIr

4 April 2015 - 10:00am - 2:30pm
Chapel Street Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4BE

This year the Green Fair is taking place at the Chapel Street Methodist Church Hall on Easter Saturday. There'll be stalls, music, refreshments and much more.