Our self catering villas on Atlantic Reach make the perfect base for getting out and about to some excellent events being held in Cornwall this June. All these events are just a short drive from our villas and easy to find.
The Miracle Theatre presents the “Importance of Being Ernest” by Oscar Wilde as its summer performance. The Miracle Theatre began life in Cornwall in the late 70′s, and has developed a reputation for exciting new writing and popular adaptations of classic works. The company has been touring the UK for 30 years and is one of Cornwall’s most distinctive voices. June venues include Fairfield Plen-an-Gwary, Redruth on the 14th June, Indian Queens Pit on the June 15th and Trebah Gardens Beach on June 20th & 21st.
Book quickly to hear Irish Folk singer Cara Dillon at the magical Sterts Arts centre set in the beautiful landscape of Bodmin Moor on the 23rd June. Whether she is singing her native songs of lost love and emigration or their original compositions you will be hard pressed to find a more emotive and captivating performance. What could be more perfect than a picnic on the lawn or dinner in the cafe and a drink from the bar before taking your seat in the magnificent 400 seat amphitheatre.
Golowan is the festival so good the Victorians banned it. In the 19th century celebrations for the feast day of St John the Baptist in Penzance – bonfires, giant torches, the election of a disreputable mock major – were considered too rowdy. The tradition was revived in 1991 and is still going strong today. The festival runs from the 16th-24th June and will feature music, comedy, storytelling and drama. The National Trust will launch Trust in Song, connecting young people with the outdoors through songwriting and on the 24th June Penzance will host the GOlympics where you can try your hand at Cornish welding or take part in a pasty on a spoon race.
The Breton exhibition explores the connection between Cornish and French fishing communities through a stunning collection of black and white photography. These images have never been exhibited before and draw on a rare collection taken by Oliver Hill in Newlyn in the early 20th Century. The exhibition shows the the strong link between these two communities and how smuggling, fishing and clandestine wartime escapes made it last so long. Taking place at the National Maritime Museum the exhibition runs until the 15th July.
First held in 1912 the west of England’s bandsman’s festival celebrates its centenary on Saturday 16th June. This open air contest is the only one in the world to be awarded a royal trophy, presented in the in 1913 by the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall. Competing bands march through the village of Bugle to the bandstand at the start of the day and march back in the evening with the winners proudly showing their trophies. Take a picnic and enjoy the unique atmosphere of one of the most famous brass band contests in the world.
Celebrate the Cornish coastline in song on the 15th June at Watergate Bay. The big sing involves school community choirs from across Cornwall and was inspired by playwright Nick Drake. The Cornwall youth dance company will also perform and there will be delicious food and drink on sale as well as huge bonfire. This free event starts at 6pm and will be compared by Daphne Skinners from BBC Cornwall. This is your chance to experience first hand the fun of singing with others to welcome in the summer season and celebrate the glories of the North coast of Cornwall. Like sport singing brings people together from different generations, backgrounds and places to share in the Joy of making music.