Arts and crafts diary of events in Cornwall

The Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) have compiled this list of arty and crafty events to put in your diary, going on down here in our beautiful Cornwall.

Please note that Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) do not organise any events ourselves, we publish event details for other local organisers, in good faith, but no responsibility can be taken for errors, event cancellations etc. Many of the organisers include contact details and you should always check directly with organisers for confirmation.

There are currently 61 listed here.

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Introduction to Photoshop CC

4 sessions starting from January to February 2019

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard programme used to edit photographs and create striking and engaging images that can also incorporate text and graphics.
This 4 day course offers an introduction to the basic principles of Photoshop so that you can start producing your own professional quality images that can be optimised for use across many platforms including your websites, social media pages, print publicity materials, videos and 3D animations.
It's a great way to learn the basics without too much jargon and with support from an experienced tutor. You will also have the opportunity to network and connect with other local businesses.
Places are limited so contact us now to avoid disappointment.
Wherever possible DPN will access funding to subsidise training costs, please ask for more details.
For more information call 01736 333700.
Find DPN on Facebook.
Digital Peninsula Network (DPN), 1 - 2 Old Brewery Yard, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SL


www.digitalpeninsula.org

Learn how to create your website using WordPress

4 sessions from January to February 2019

Have you started a new business and think it's about time you sorted out a website?
Do you already have a website but need to learn how to manage it more effectively?
DPN's 4-day WordPress Course will introduce you to the basics of web design and show you how to build your own accessible website using templates. You will learn how to use the tools in WordPress and how to embed graphics.
It's a great way to learn the basics without too much jargon and with support from a highly experienced tutor. You will also have the opportunity to network and connect with other local businesses.
Delivered over 4 sessions from January to February.
If you would like to book a place, please contact DPN as soon as possible for further details.
Wherever possible DPN will access funding to subsidise training costs, please ask for more details.
For more information call 01736 333700.
Find DPN on Facebook.
Digital Peninsula Network (DPN), 1 - 2 Old Brewery Yard, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SL


www.digitalpeninsula.org

Luminaries: Victorian Photographers in West Cornwall

Saturday, 12th January 2019 until Saturday, 16th March 2019

Luminaries: Victorian Photographers in West Cornwall
Call Penlee House Gallery on 01736 363625 or visit web site for more information.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleehouse.org.uk

Learn to crochet a circle cushion (2 week evening class)

Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 until Wednesday, 30th January 2019

This short course runs over 2 weeks - Wednesday 23rd January and Wednesday 30th January, from 7pm to 9:30pm.
Learn how to crochet a 'granny style' circular cushion.  Using a super-chunky yarn made from recycled cotton fabric, it's quick and satisfying to make.
This course is suitable for experienced beginners (those who know the basics of crochet - how to make chains and a stitch of some sort), and confident crocheters.
In the first 2.5 hour session you will learn the basic techniques and stitches to get started with the project, and will be guided step-by-step through the process of making your circle cushion.  You'll learn how to make treble stitches, work in the round, make increases, start new rows with colour changes and interpret a simple pattern.
During the week between sessions you'll have the opportunity to carry on with your cushion at home if you wish, and you'll be given access to some online video tutorials to help you along with the pattern.
In the second 2.5 hour session you will continue the cushion project with assistance, following the pattern, and will learn the techniques needed to finish the cushion.
Everyone learns at their own pace, and although it is perfectly feasible that you may complete the cushion within 5 hours, you should not expect a complete project if you are still learning the skills.  You can be assured however that you will have time to make good progress with the project and will be fully equipped with all the skills and experience needed to finish it (with video tutorials and continued help and advice available to you if you get stuck).
The cost of the course includes all materials (except for the cushion pad inner).  Tea and cookies are also included on both evenings.  At the end of the course, you’ll go away with your cushion, crochet hook, pattern, and your new skills that will carry you forward in your crochet adventures.
12 inch round cushion pads will be available for you to buy on the second evening.
A maximum of six places are available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Book this course
Note - This workshop would be challenging for young children, therefore the minimum age is 12 years.  
Cancellation policy - if you choose to cancel your place at least 14 days in advance of the workshop, a full refund will be given.  If you choose to cancel your place within 14 days of the workshop, we will try to fill your place and provide you with a refund, however if it is not possible to fill your place we will be unable to refund the cost of the workshop.
Warning - Crochet is addictive.
Visit our web site or visit our Facebook events page
Emily's cafe, 20 River Street, , Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SQ


info@kittyclarke.co.uk

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

Round the room folk session.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

 

 

Get to know your sewing machine workshop

Friday, 25th January 2019

An opportunity for anyone lacking confidence in using a sewing machine to find out what a sewing machine can do and also make a bag.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
£45 inc materials
Please bring sewing machine, manual, threads, bobbins, scissors and any accessories
Please contact Jo for more information.
7 Gill-an-Creet, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2EW


jo.mcintosh@knitweave.co.uk
www.knitweave.co.uk

Mara Simpson

Friday, 25th January 2019

A born storyteller, Mara’s music will resonate with fans of Patti Smith, Laurie Lee, Patrick Watson and This is The Kit. Mara paints a beautifully rich soundscape, setting the scene as she takes her audience on a journey with her, through the beauty of every day to the magic of remarkable.
Friday 25th January - 8:00 pm
Tickets: Advance £9/Door £10
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

The Chris Woods Groove One Man Orchestra

Friday, 1st February 2019

A one-man orchestra of epic proportions. An engaging and inspiring solo show from boundary-breaking guitarist and composer Chris Woods. Taking you on a journey from minimalist solo guitar to looped cinematic sounds and explosive six-string percussive explorations.
Friday 1st February - 8:00 pm
Tickets: Advance £8.50/Door £12
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

Rachel Bishop - Glass Workshop

Monday, 4th February 2019

Enjoy discovering the beautiful craft of stained glass using the techniques of copper foil. Make a colourful glass hanging star decoration, or a design of your choice, to take home.
Rachel is an experienced and qualified teacher of crafts, making and selling her glass items across Cornwall and Herefordshire.
For more information give us a call at 01872 240567
Medium:    Glass
Date/Time:    Monday 4th February 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £60
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 6th February 2019

Round the room folk session.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

 

 

Learn to crochet - make a tote bag (2 week course)

Friday, 8th February 2019 until Friday, 15th February 2019

This short course runs over 2 weeks - Friday 8th and Friday 15th February, from 3pm to 5:30pm.
Winter is the perfect time to head indoors and learn how to crochet - you'll make yourself a very useful and stylish tote bag in the process. We'll be using a lovely yarn that's made from recycled fabric and comes in a wonderful range of colours.
This course is suitable for absolute beginners, experienced beginners and anyone else who fancies it!
In the first 2.5 hour session you will learn the basic techniques and stitches to get started with crochet, and will be guided through the process of starting to make your tote bag. You'll learn how to hold the yarn, make chain stitches, create treble stitches, and interpret a simple pattern.
During the week between sessions you'll have the opportunity to carry on with your bag at home if you wish, and you'll be given access to some online video tutorials to help you along with the pattern.
In the second 2.5 hour session you'll use your new crochet skills to continue the bag project with assistance, following the pattern, and will learn the techniques needed to finish the bag.
Everyone learns at their own pace, and although it is perfectly feasible that an absolute beginner may complete the tote bag within 5 hours, you should not expect a complete project if this is your first go. You can be assured however that you will have time to make good progress with the project and will be fully equipped with all the skills and experience needed to finish it (with video tutorials and continued help and advice available to you if you get stuck).
The cost of the workshop includes all materials (except for the bag handles). Tea/coffee and cake are also included on both afternoons. At the end of the course, you’ll go away with your tote bag, crochet hook, pattern, and your new skills that will carry you forward in your crochet adventures.
Course fee: £45
A range of bag handles in different colours/materials will be available for you to buy at the workshop, costing from around £5-£8 depending on your choice.
A maximum of six places are available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Note - This workshop would be challenging for young children, therefore the minimum age is 12 years.
Cancellation policy - if you choose to cancel your place at least 14 days in advance of the workshop, a full refund will be given. If you choose to cancel your place within 14 days of the workshop, we will try to fill your place and provide you with a refund, however if it is not possible to fill your place we will be unable to refund the cost of the workshop.
Warning - Crochet is addictive.
Visit our web site or visit our Facebook events page
Canteen, Wheal Kitty, St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0RD


info@kittyclarke.co.uk

Anna Boghiguian

Friday, 8th February 2019 until Monday, 6th May 2019

This is the first retrospective in the UK of artist Anna Boghiguian
This is the first retrospective in the UK of the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin, Anna Boghiguian (Cairo, 1946). Informed by her interest in philosophy and her continuous travels, Boghiguian's work comments on the human condition through the perspectives of global trade, mass migration, colonialism and war. The exhibition will feature large-scale installations of cut-out paper figures, alongside paintings, collages and books, as well as components of the artist's studio brought to St Ives. While addressing current global concerns, the exhibition resonates with the local context of St Ives as an artists' community, and Cornwall's industrial history in terms of seafaring and trade.
Free entry for Members.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

Needle Felting Workshop for Beginners

Saturday, 9th February 2019

Come along to a beginners workshop, where you will learn how to sculpt wool using the needle-felting technique. I have just 10 spaces available for each session so to book please email me and I will request a £5 deposit to secure your place.
The workshop costs £15 and during 3 hours of crafting fun we will cover the basics of equipment and you will learn how to create a 3D shape, attach parts, add colour and a bit of personality to your sculpture.
I also ask beginners to pay an additional £1 deposit on the day against needle breakages. This enables me to keep the cost down and restock needles, as you may have a break or two when you are starting out and this seems the fairest way to spread the cost.
I provide all the equipment, materials and tea and coffee. Just bring yourself and some nibbles to share during the half-time break.
I will have a small supply of felting kits and wool available to purchase on the day if you wish to continue your new hobby.
Visit our Facebook events page
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5FH


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk/

Silk Painting

Sunday, 10th February 2019

A workshop to learn how to create an image on silk using Gutta and Silk Paints.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost £45 including materials.
Please contact Jo for more information
Visit our Facebook page
7 Gill-an-Creet, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2EW


jo.mcintosh@knitweave.co.uk
www.knitweave.co.uk

Sara Ross - Figurative Sculpture

Monday, 11th February 2019

Learn how to build a realistic figurative sculpture of the human form. You will construct an armature using technical measuring methods, develop an understanding of the architecture of the anatomy and learn how to define the details of muscles.
Sara Ross moved to Cornwall 5 years ago to concentrate on her own creative work after many years in London working as a sculptor and painter in the film industry. She worked on films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Da Vinci Code.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Clay
Date/Time:    Monday 11th February 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

 

 

Craft4Crafters

Thursday, 14th February 2019 until Saturday, 16th February 2019

Although over th border in Devon I think this 3-day show is worth including on the CACD site. It will feature a mass of crafting delights, it includes textile displays, demonstrations, lectures, workshops and over 170 national and local craft businesses selling crafting supplies. Plenty of free parking, a free shuttle bus service from Exeter train station, there is an airport in Exeter, and there are several coach companies in Cornwall running a special service direct to the event.
10am - 5pm
The Westpoint Centre, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ


www.craft4crafters.co.uk/Westpoint

Airfish Circus Present - Soiree 3 - Menage a trois!

Saturday, 16th February 2019

The locally based, locally acclaimed Airfish Circus Arts Collective return for a third year, to bring another highly popular, heady and seductive mix of vaudevillian burlesque, swing old and new, and their unique brand of circus, for Valentine’s weekend.
Saturday 16th February - 8:00 pm
Tickets: Advance £15/Door £17
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

GAA: Holistic Science and Wisdom Tradition

Saturday, 16th February 2019 until Saturday, 18th May 2019

Gemma Anderson, Serena Korda, Delfina Muñoz de Toro and Abel Rodriguez.
The work of Abel Rodriguez, an elder from the Nonuya community in Colombia, reflects an ancestral understanding of the indigenous plants and life cycles of the Amazon. For many years, he guided western scientists through the rainforest and has continued to share his intrinsic knowledge in a language of images, describing the intricately intertwined ecosystem of the rainforest around his people’s village.
Rodriguez’s comprehension of the living landscape has parallels with holistic scientific approaches that offer alternative views to mainstream empiricism. Gäa refers to the personification of the Earth in Greek mythology and was a working title for Alexander von Humboldt’s major work which he later named Kosmos. Following his expedition through Colombia and the rainforests of Latin America, he described the earth as a living organism and all forms of life entangled in a fabric of relations. The works in this exhibition explore the traditional ecological knowledge that survives in indigenous cultures having developed through these people’s situated co-existence with particular places over millennia.
Gemma Anderson’s experimental drawings emerge from collaborations with a cell biologist and a philosopher of science. Her practice has been inspired by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, a contemporary of Humboldt, whose phenomenological approach to natural philosophy proposed the practice of science as an art. A series of sound sculptures by Serena Korda draws on wisdom from a European worldview that had not yet been shaped by the scientific revolution and Delfina Muñoz de Toro’s visionary paintings and medicine songs are informed by her experiences living and working within ancestral cultures of the Amazon.
The exhibition, curated by Gina Buenfeld, includes ethnographic textiles from the Shipibo and Huni Kuin peoples, both indigenous to the Amazon rainforest. The embroidered and woven patterns are sacred geometries that represent the energetic form of natural entities in the jungle.
The research and development of this exhibition was supported by the Arts Council England and the British Council. We would like to thank José Roca at FLORA ars+natura and Tropenbos International for their collaboration on this project, without which it would not have been possible to exhibit Abel Rodriguez’s work. The textiles of the Shipibo and Huni Kuin peoples are exhibited with the consent of the leaders and artisans of their communities and we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for sharing their cultures with us.
Visit The Exchange Facebook page
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/gaa/

Ghost Stories By Candlelight

Sunday, 17th February 2019

Tarquin and Binky present Nunkie Theatre Company in Ghost Stories by Candlelight - classic ghost stories by M.R. James, performed by Robert Lloyd Parry. WARNING: Contains moments of pleasing terror.
Sunday 17th February - 7:30 pm
Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

Caroline Pedler - Illustration Masterclass

Monday, 18th February 2019

Join published author Caroline Pedler in this illustration masterclass. She’ll show you how to get a project going, guiding you through creating a narrative, producing thumbnail artwork and ultimately a complete book.
Caroline is a Cornish illustrator, fine artist and lecturer. As well as exhibiting her fine art work throughout Cornwall she has illustrated and published over 50 books which have been translated into 23 different languages worldwide.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567.
Medium:    Pencil
Date/Time:    Monday 18th February 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Transition 2019

Tuesday, 19th February 2019 until Saturday, 16th March 2019

Transition is an opportunity for artists, or artist groups, to use the gallery space to consider how a series of works is developing or to try out ideas for an installation or interactive project. Transition gives artists the time and space to take ideas forward in a public environment, aiming to explore conceptual and practical issues, without the constraints of presenting a finalised exhibition. Artists can challenge their practice and take risks concerning their usual working techniques. It offers visitors the chance to see work in a state of flux, meet the artists and discuss the work.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/transition-2019/

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 20th February 2019

Round the room folk session.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Sarah Wimperis - Inspired by Vincent : Landscapes

Monday, 4th March 2019

This workshop is a fun, right-brain stimulating exploration of the style and techniques of Vincent Van Gogh and is open to all levels of artist from professional to complete beginner. You will look at some reproductions of Van Gogh’s works and Sarah will demonstrate some of his techniques before you either create your own version of your choice of his paintings or use his style to paint an image of your own. You may like to bring a reference photo to work from if you would prefer to create an original painting.
A professional artist and illustrator, the only English artist -animator to work on the film ‘Loving Vincent’ and, through sheer practice, an expert in the style of van Gogh. Sarah has exhibited with the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Discerning Eye, the RI and the RWS as well as numerous solo shows. Sarah has written two painting books and illustrated hundreds of other titles as well as working on BBC Jackanory. She is Artist Ambassador for Artlook Software and Artist Ambassador for Royal Talens. Sarah has recently been featured in Cancer Research UK’s national campaign ‘The Missing Third’.This workshop is a fun, right-brain stimulating exploration of the style and techniques of Vincent Van Gogh and is open to all levels of artist from professional to complete beginner. You will look at some reproductions of Van Gogh’s works and Sarah will demonstrate some of his techniques before you either create your own version of your choice of his paintings or use his style to paint an image of your own. You may like to bring a reference photo to work from if you would prefer to create an original painting.
All abilities very welcome.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Chris Wood

Wednesday, 6th March 2019

A self-taught musician, composer and songwriter, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his songwriting has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as “Anon”.
Wednesday 6th March - 8:00 pm
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 6th March 2019

Round the room folk session.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

The Wind in the Willows

Thursday, 7th March 2019

Kenneth Grahame’s classic story brought to vivid, anarchic life on the stage. Look out for chaos as we re-create animals, battles lost and won and a considerable slice of comic fun! Directed by Andy Blake who directed last season’s The Riot and designed by Jackie Moule.
Tickets: Adults £8 Concs £6 Child £5 Family £22
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

Needle Felting Workshop for Beginners

Saturday, 9th March 2019

Come along to a beginners workshop, where you will learn how to sculpt wool using the needle-felting technique. I have just 10 spaces available for each session so to book please email me and I will request a £5 deposit to secure your place.
The workshop costs £15 and during 3 hours of crafting fun we will cover the basics of equipment and you will learn how to create a 3D shape, attach parts, add colour and a bit of personality to your sculpture.
I also ask beginners to pay an additional £1 deposit on the day against needle breakages. This enables me to keep the cost down and restock needles, as you may have a break or two when you are starting out and this seems the fairest way to spread the cost.
I provide all the equipment, materials and tea and coffee. Just bring yourself and some nibbles to share during the half-time break.
I will have a small supply of felting kits and wool available to purchase on the day if you wish to continue your new hobby.
Visit our Facebook events page
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5FH


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk/

Sarah Jane Humphrey - Botanical Sketchbooks

Monday, 11th March 2019

Using a magnifying glass, watercolour paints and a graphite pencil, you will record the exquisite detail of your chosen plant or flower. Sarah encourages a scientific scrutiny of subject matter and will help you produce images that combine Victorian idealism with 21st Century aesthetics. She will help you master the techniques needed to create a beautiful sketchbook containing your botanical studies.
All abilities very welcome.
With over 20 years of professional Illustration experience, Sarah has completed commissioned artworks for major brands such as Body Shop, McGraw Hill, The Eden Project and Bloomsbury. She also works with the RHS and won a silver medal for her botanical art in 2016.
For more information give us a call at 01872 240567
Medium:    Graphite and Watercolour
Date/Time:    Monday 11th March 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Learn to crochet - make a tote bag (2 week course)

Wednesday, 13th March 2019 until Wednesday, 20th March 2019

This short course runs over 2 weeks - Wednesday 13th March and Wednesday 20th March, from 7pm to 9:30pm.
At Emily's in Truro,  20 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SQ
Learn how to crochet a stylish, sturdy and very useful tote bag.  Using a super-chunky yarn made from recycled fabric, it's quick and simple to make.
This course is suitable for absolute beginners, experienced beginners and anyone else who fancies it!
In the first 2.5 hour session you will learn the basic techniques and stitches to get started with crochet, and will be guided through the process of starting to make your tote bag.  You'll learn how to hold the yarn, make chain stitches, create treble stitches, and interpret a simple pattern.
During the week between sessions you'll have the opportunity to carry on with your bag at home if you wish, and you'll be given access to some online video tutorials to help you along with the pattern.
In the second 2.5 hour session you'll use your new crochet skills to continue the bag project with assistance, following the pattern, and will learn the techniques needed to finish the bag.
Everyone learns at their own pace, and although it is perfectly feasible that an absolute beginner may complete the tote bag within 5 hours, you should not expect a complete project if this is your first go.  You can be assured however that you will have time to make good progress with the project and will be fully equipped with all the skills and experience needed to finish it (with video tutorials and continued help and advice available to you if you get stuck).
The cost of the workshop includes all materials (except for the bag handles).  Tea and cookies are also included on both evenings.  At the end of the course, you’ll go away with your tote bag, crochet hook, pattern, and your new skills that will carry you forward in your crochet adventures.
A range of bag handles in different colours/materials will be available for you to buy at the workshop, costing from around £5-£8 depending on your choice.
Discount - for those who have previously attended a Kitty Clarke workshop - you will be given a refund of £5 when you book this workshop.
A maximum of six places are available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Visit or web site or visit our Facebook events page
Emily's, 20 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SQ


info@kittyclarke.co.uk

Rob Norrington - Pastel Life Drawing

Monday, 18th March 2019

This workshop is an introduction to high quality coloured pastels. The day will focus primarily on drawing the human figure clothed in a variety of costumes, using props and furniture. This will be an extended life drawing class and introduction to the fascinating world of pastel techniques. The desired outcome is that everyone should develop both their confidence and their drawing skills through observation and understanding.
All abilities very welcome.
Rob Norrington has been a school teacher and head of the art department for 27 years. He has published two books on drawing and has received five international awards for graphics and illustration.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Pastel
Date/Time:    Monday 18th March 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 20th March 2019

Round the room folk session.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Nick Harper

Friday, 22nd March 2019

Nick Harper is one the UK’s best kept musical secrets. Those who have witnessed the spellbinding, one-man show will tell you this. A childhood growing up surrounded by the musical prowess of some of the 60’s most revered songwriters & musicians, not to mention being son of Roy Harper, along with 20 years of crafting songs & touring the land has spawned a truly one-off, original guitarist and songwriter who stands alone as a UK great, to be cherished & revered.
Friday 22nd March - 8:00 pm
Tickets: Advance £15
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

Glyn Macey - The Wild Landscape

Monday, 25th March 2019

With his irrepressible energy and imagination Glyn will teach you how to explore atmosphere and life in a landscape, giving you confidence to capture the essence of place. You will learn how to use acrylic paints in unusual, creative, and surprising ways to create inviting landscapes packed with life. This workshop is all about experimenting and having fun.
All abilities very welcome.
Glyn is a highly acclaimed artist and tutor and has previously been featured on the ITV series ‘Cornwall with Caroline Quentin’. Glyn is also the author of highly acclaimed acrylic painting book ‘Acrylics Unleashed’.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Mixed Media & Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 25th March 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £75
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Drip Drip Drip

Thursday, 28th March 2019

Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and breathtaking production values, take you on a darkly comic and taboo-busting journey. In a district hospital, an Eritrean nurse tends a dying racist patient. Welcome to the NHS – a place where even the gallows humour is at death’s door. As life ebbs, reality spins away, jumping between 1940’s Germany, an African burns clinic, and the 1977 ‘Battle of Lewisham’ NF march. Drip, drip, drip.
Thursday 28th March - 7:30 pm
Tickets: Advance £10/Door £11/ Concessions £8
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

The Wind In The Willows

Friday, 29th March 2019

The Wind In The Willows - Cornwall Youth Theatre Company
The Minack Theatre  Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU


www.minack.com

Joe Armstrong - Colourful Impasto Landscapes

Monday, 1st April 2019

Joe will commence the workshop with a short demo where you will get a feel for his style and his process of creating a painting from beginning to end. Joe will then encourage you to open up and become comfortable creating your piece using a palette knife and lots of colourful paint.
All abilities very welcome.
Joe Armstrong is a well-known Cornish artist. His large scale, colourful landscape paintings can be seen in galleries throughout Cornwall. He can often be seen painting ‘en plein air’ in and around Truro on sunny days.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Oil
Date/Time:    Monday 1st April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

Round the room folk session.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop for Beginners

Saturday, 6th April 2019

Come along to a beginners workshop, where you will learn how to sculpt wool using the needle-felting technique. I have just 10 spaces available for each session so to book please email me and I will request a £5 deposit to secure your place.
The workshop costs £15 and during 3 hours of crafting fun we will cover the basics of equipment and you will learn how to create a 3D shape, attach parts, add colour and a bit of personality to your sculpture.
I also ask beginners to pay an additional £1 deposit on the day against needle breakages. This enables me to keep the cost down and restock needles, as you may have a break or two when you are starting out and this seems the fairest way to spread the cost.
I provide all the equipment, materials and tea and coffee. Just bring yourself and some nibbles to share during the half-time break.
I will have a small supply of felting kits and wool available to purchase on the day if you wish to continue your new hobby.
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Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5FH


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk/

Barry Amey - Using Spray Paints in Painting

Monday, 8th April 2019

During this workshop Baz will introduce you to various painting techniques using a spray can. He will show you different ways to apply the paint, such as block printing, pouring, different types of strokes and using stencils, plus you will also have the chance to experiment with a variety of nozzles to create different effects.
All abilities very welcome.
Baz is a professional spray paint artist. His work, using spray paint and enamel paint, has been exhibited widely throughout the country.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Spray Paint
Date/Time:    Monday 8th April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Flat to Fabulous with Deb Karash

Saturday, 13th April 2019 until Monday, 15th April 2019

Join /American jeweller Deb Karash on her first visit to England to teach - Saturday 13th - Monday 15th April 2019.
This three day fabrication course is open to all levels.
Improve your skills in this fun three day course. Add interest to your jewellery designs with surface texture, volume, and layers. Emphasis is placed on planning and finishing techniques in order to achieve a more professional look.
You will learn easy soldering and riveting tips, how to incorporate found materials or beads, how to create a rich surface on copper and silver, and how to use commercial findings or make your own.  Leave with several finished pieces including a brooch. This class is perfect for preparing to take the Drawing on Metal class.
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Cornwall College - St Austell Campus, J384, John Keay House, Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4DJ


info@csacj.co.uk
www.csacj.co.uk/product/flat-to-fabulous-with-deb-karash/

Adrian Holmes - Traditional Woodblock Printing

Monday, 15th April 2019

Join printmaker Adrian Holmes for a print workshop in the wonderful art of Japanese woodblock printing. Traditional Japanese woodblock printing is a beautiful meditative print process using watercolours and rice paste. Green and environmental friendly it uses non-toxic materials to create rich organic colourful prints. Enjoy this opportunity to learn in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere and create a beautiful finished woodblock print.
All abilities very welcome.
Adrian is a highly qualified woodblock print workshop leader who has spent many years teaching in the UK and Japan.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Japanese Printing
Date/Time:    Monday 15th April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Drawing on metal

Wednesday, 17th April 2019 until Sunday, 21st April 2019

Join American jeweller Deb Karash on her first visit to England to teach - Wednesday 17th -Sunday 21st April 2019. This five day drawing on metal course is open to all levels.
Who doesn’t want to add a little colour to their jewellery, or maybe your own patterns and images? This class focuses on Deb’s technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils. Learn to add color and excitement to your work with Deb Karash’s special technique.
In this five day course you should finish at least one pendant and several sample pieces.  Fabrication techniques will be covered as time allows.
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Cornwall College - St Austell Campus, J384, John Keay House, Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4DJ


info@csacj.co.uk
www.csacj.co.uk/product/drawing-on-metal-with-deb-karash/

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 17th April 2019

Round the room folk session.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Amanda Hoskin - Using Mixed Media to Create a Picture

Monday, 29th April 2019

In this workshop Amanda will push the boundaries of painting either landscapes, a still life or an abstract. You will experiment with various mediums including oils, watercolours, inks, charcoal, layering of paper and gold, silver or copper leaf. Amanda will do a demo to show how she uses these materials; discussing thoughts and ideas as she works. This workshop will be experimental and fun where any preconceived ideas of how you think you should work are left at the door.
All abilities very welcome.
Amanda has many years’ experience as a professional artist and tutor who has also published several magazine articles and books. Her work is known and loved throughout Cornwall and can be found in galleries across the Duchy.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Mixed Media
Date/Time:    Monday 29th April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 1st May 2019

Round the room folk session.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Treasure

Thursday, 2nd May 2019

Fearless and physical contemporary dance that delves deep into our past, exploring our innate and powerful relationship to the sea.
Thursday 2nd May - 7:30 pm
Tickets: £10/Concessions £8
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

Saltash May Fair 2019

Saturday, 4th May 2019

In 2016 the new committee took the May Fair back to the town and back to its community roots.
After three years with overwhelming positive feedback from residents, businesses, exhibitors and the wider community, the new-new committee will be keeping the event in the town for 2019.
The Saltash May Fair has an estimated footfall of around 4,500 throughout the whole day over Fore Street, Victoria Gardens and Longstone Park.
Saltash is filled with arts, crafts, street entertainment and a whole lot more for one day only.
We would love to see you there.
Visit the Facebook Saltash May Fair events page
Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6JR


info@diverse-events.com

Anna Rennie - Silver Jewellery Making for Beginners

Monday, 13th May 2019

Design and make your own silver band ring.  With full tuition from a BA qualified Silversmith you will learn the techniques to measure, form and texture your very own silver band ring. Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in having a go at the hugely enjoyable craft of jewellery making.
All abilities very welcome.
Anna has a BA (Hons) degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery Making and is a Bishopsland Fellow graduate. She is an experienced tutor of many years and works professionally as a jeweller and silversmith.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Silversmithing
Date/Time:    Monday 13th May 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £60
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Round the room folk session.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Huguette Caland

Saturday, 18th May 2019 until Sunday, 1st September 2019

Lebanese artist Huguette Caland has her first UK museum solo exhibition at Tate St Ives.
Shifting between figuration and abstraction, large, colourful canvasses and detailed drawings from the 1970s and 1980s will explore the delicate balance between the suggestive and the explicit that Caland created in her work.
After moving to Paris from Beirut in 1970, Caland achieved artistic recognition with her exuberant and erotically charged paintings that challenged traditional conventions of beauty and desire. The female physique is a recurrent motif in her work, often painted like landscapes with voids and mountain-like forms.
Born in Lebanon in 1931, Caland studied art at the American University in Beirut and lived in Paris and California for many years, before returning to Beirut in 2013.
Free entry for Members.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

Sarah Wimperis - Inspired By Vincent : Portraits

Monday, 20th May 2019

BuddyThis workshop is a fun, right-brain stimulating exploration of the style and techniques of Vincent Van Gogh and is open to all levels of artist from professional to complete beginner. You will look at some reproductions of Van Gogh’s works and Sarah will demonstrate some of his techniques before you either create your own version of your choice of his paintings or use his style to paint an image of your own. You may like to bring a reference photo to work from if you would prefer to create an original painting. Sarah advises that you choose an image of a person who isn’t showing too much of their teeth and if you would prefer to paint a self-portrait you will need to bring along a small self-standing mirror.
All abilities very welcome.
A professional artist and illustrator, the only English artist -animator to work on the film ‘Loving Vincent’ and, through sheer practice, an expert in the style of van Gogh. Sarah has exhibited with the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Discerning Eye, the RI and the RWS as well as numerous solo shows. Sarah has written two painting books and illustrated hundreds of other titles as well as working on BBC Jackanory. She is Artist Ambassador for Artlook Software and Artist Ambassador for Royal Talens. Sarah has recently been featured in Cancer Research UK’s national campaign ‘The Missing Third’.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 20th May 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Cornwall Open Studios 2019

Saturday, 25th May 2019 until Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Open Studios Cornwall is Cornwall’s largest free art event, which opens its doors for a week long art extravaganza to celebrate one of the country’s most creative art scenes. Bringing together artists both up-and-coming and established, the event sees nearly 200 creatives open their studio doors and offers a rare opportunity to explore behind the scenes and meet the makers.
Registration to take part in Open Studios Cornwall 2019 is now closed.
Venues throughout Cornwall.
 

 


www.openstudioscornwall.co.uk

Gangsta Granny

Monday, 27th May 2019

Heartbreak presents Bank Holiday Fun
David Walliams' Gangsta Granny
Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at granny’s.  All she wants to do is play scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun.
Hungry and bored Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however, it contains Granny’s biggest secret...
Ben’s Granny is an international jewel thief - and she needs his help to pull off her biggest heist yet, stealing the crown jewels.
Heartbreak productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun.
The best Bank holiday fun! Suitable for age 7+
Don't forget to book our yummy veggie curry as a pre-show treat.
May 27th 6.30pm
The open-air theatre is situated in front of Penlee House in Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall.
The theatre has disabled access although some is on uneven ground. Assistance can be provided.
Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleeparktheatre.com

Guest Niight: Mark Dowding

Wednesday, 29th May 2019

Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Noisy Holiday

Thursday, 30th May 2019

A ridiculous and funny story of going on your holidays with silliness and mischief for the whole family. Expect flying tents, diving bears, massive carrots and Ibiza anthems.
Thursday 30th May - 4:00 pm
Tickets: Adults £7/Children £3.50/Family £17. Under 2's free
Visit the web page for this event,
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU


www.theacornpenzance.com

Royal Cornwall Show

Thursday, 6th June 2019 until Saturday, 8th June 2019

Interested in crafts? Planning a wedding? Want to shop in Wadebridge town centre? Is woodland your thing?
Whatever your interest, we aim to make you very welcome here.
There’s something for every member of the family at the Royal Cornwall Show.
It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is brim-full of exhibits and activities which offer so much in the way of entertainment, competition, information, shopping and all that’s best in food and farming.
It's a time and place to meet old friends, conduct business, enjoy Cornwall in all its glory and to welcome thousands of visitors from outside our county.
This is a top agricultural show which attracts increasing numbers of animals, entered into the hundreds of classes which are refined each year. And year on year people travel from further and further afield in the hope of coming away with an award.
Dog and goat sections; rare breed classes. A top flower show and thriving countryside area. Rabbits, cage birds, cavies - even bees get noticed here!
We support and promote Cornish-grown and Cornish-produced food both in the trade section and in our own cafes and restaurants.
Main ring entertainment is mounted on a grand scale and the traditional steam fair is a colourful extravaganza; there are stages and avenues alive with music, song and dance.
You can come to the Royal Cornwall Show with a single-minded ambition to buy a tractor or a car. Here is where you will see them all on display.
Royal Cornwall Show, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE


www.royalcornwallshow.org

Tracey Hunter - The Cornish Coast

Monday, 10th June 2019

IMG_5409In a relaxed and informal atmosphere, Tracey will demonstrate the process and techniques of building up an acrylic painting of the Cornish coast. Tracey will also demonstrate how to paint clouds, waves, cliffs and sand, looking at brush techniques and colour mixing. Full guidance will be given to each individual, relative to their style and painting.
All abilities very welcome.
Tracey has worked as a professional artist for the past 15 years and is an experienced tutor. Her work can we seen in galleries across Cornwall and Devon.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 10th June 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Round the Room Session

Wednesday, 12th June 2019

Round the room folk session.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival 2019

Saturday, 22nd June 2019 until Sunday, 23rd June 2019

Saltash Regatta is one of the most colourful events held in Cornwall and certainly for South East Cornwall is the most popular annual Regatta.
Gig racing, Flash Boat Regattas, sailing, canoeing, swimming and even a cardboard boat race. Saltash Regatta is not just about water sports, there is so much more ashore to keep everyone in the family happy and very entertained.
On land we have a market filled with arts and crafts from local makers, crafters and traders.
Visit the Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival 2019 Facebook events page
Saltash Waterside, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 4EH


info@diverse-events.com

Glyn Macey - Boats Harbours And Fishing Tat

Monday, 8th July 2019

Using mixed media and found objects, you will create artwork full of texture and interest inspired by Cornish boats and harbours.
Guided by Glyn’s irrepressible energy and imagination you will learn how to use acrylic paints in unusual, creative, and surprising ways to create two inviting pieces of work packed with life.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Mixed Media & Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 8th July 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £75
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Otobong Nkanga

Saturday, 12th October 2019 until Friday, 31st January 2020

Explore Otobong Nkanga's new and existing works in the culmination of her upcoming residency
Nigerian-born contemporary artist Otobong Nkanga will install new and existing works at Tate St Ives as the culmination of her upcoming residency at the gallery.
Nkanga's drawings, installations, photographs and sculptures variously examine ideas around land and the value connected to natural resources.Explore Otobong Nkanga's new and existing works in the culmination of her upcoming residency
Nigerian-born contemporary artist Otobong Nkanga will install new and existing works at Tate St Ives as the culmination of her upcoming residency at the gallery.
Nkanga's drawings, installations, photographs and sculptures variously examine ideas around land and the value connected to natural resources.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

 

 

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