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A Warm September Welcome

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After a lovely sunny bank holiday here in Cornwall, today, although filled with golden light, has Autumn's familiar chill. The first of September marks a change. Most children will be heading back to school soon which helps at least give this part of 2020 some familiar structure.  My family and I managed to successfully find some quieter corners of Cornwall to explore over the weekend and it is really lovely seeing more of our favourite places opening up. The world has changed, how we socialise, how we holiday, how we unwind. It just takes more planning, more consideration but wonderful memories can still be made. So what can you do in Cornwall in September? Plenty! My little town of Lostwithiel never really felt that empty over lock down, I think people stayed local and small which has benefitted many of our independent businesses. Plus business owners have been quick to adapt in rather brilliant ways. So all those little quirky towns and villages are still there, still fabulous p

Walk With Me

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Welcome to a new way to explore the stories of Cornwall. Much loved theatre company, Kneehigh , have just released a free app to accompany you on your journey of discovery of our ancient county. Artist, poet and writer Anne Marie Murphy took the roads less travelled collecting stories and memories from the people she found along the way, welcome to the wonderful word of Wild Cornwall. She says "The stories on the “Walk with Me” app, aren’t ones you will find in the guide or history books. You may find the beginnings of them in an old photograph in a local museum, an over heard conversation in a café, a personal anecdote from one our tale gathering tea-parties. They are the untold, the personal, the sometimes wildly exaggerated, but sometimes not." The app could be enjoyed at home sitting with your feet up (armchair mode) or while walking around towns like Perranporth, Mevagissey and Newquay - the GPS magically triggers a tale as you explore. Soon new walks w

The Tallest Horse on Earth

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The Tallest Horse on Earth is a puppet show for children and quirky grownups. Set in a patchwork world of string, papier-mâché and toy tractors, The Tallest Horse on Earth is the story of Tim. Tim is a little boy and is the proud owner of The Tallest Horse on Earth! Or so he thinks... When Tim embarks on an adventure, he has only one trusty companion in mind. With puppetry, live music and a good measure of giant smashing, expect an epic adventure of small proportions.. See their website here . Performed by Seamas Carey & Alex Heane Directed by Jim Carey Written by Callum Mitchell Designed by Gabrielle Fromentin Puppet Consultant Craig Johnson Tickets £7 adult, £4 child, £5 concession, £18 family 20th April 2013 The Centre, Newlyn Book online here , or call 0845 094 0428.

The Death of Sherlock Holmes

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Open-Air Tour June-August 2011 A famous detective - A new type of crime - Unusual suspects… This summer, Miracle Theatre is stirring up all the ingredients of the best Sherlock Holmes mystery with a large measure of comedy to bring you a period thriller with a sting in its tail! The Death of Sherlock Holmes, written and directed by Bill Scott, is touring to over 40 venues across south west England and Wales, from 1st June to 29th August. It’s a dangerous time for Sherlock Holmes: preparing for his final battle with the criminal mastermind Moriarty, he stumbles upon a most ingenious crime. Faced with a web of questionable motives, bizarre weapons and devilish disguises, Sherlock and Watson head off at breakneck speed on a trail which leads from 221b Baker Street, via the Swiss Alps, to a suburban séance bursting with paranormal goings on. “This show is about how the world’s most famous detective might have reacted when his creator, the archetypal Victorian gentleman Arthur Co