Cornwall Folk Festival – 24 to 28 August 2017

A battered tambourine, quite likely its seen many folk festivals

Visit the 45th Cornwall Folk Festival Over the August bank holiday weekend, The Cornwall Folk Festival 2017 brings together established and new folk artists from across the country and the world. Wadebridge’s streets, pubs, cafes and the town hall will be filled with live music and entertainment. Artists include Figurehead, Cara Dillon, Dosca, The Grenaways, Phillip […]

North Cornwall Book Festival – 5 – 8 October 2017 – St Endellion

Dates for the 2018 North Cornwall Book Festival have now been announced and can be found here. If you love Cornwall, books, poetry and music the 5th North Cornwall Book Festival could be worth bookmarking. The literary festival takes place in North Cornwall between Wadebridge and Port Isaac, just 6 minutes’ drive from Glen Valley […]

Port Eliot Festival 2017, St. Germans, 27 – 30 July

The Port Eliot Festival organisers say ‘we’ll celebrate words, music, imagination, ideas, nature, food, fashion, flowers, laughter, exploration, fun and all that is good in the world!’. If you fancy hanging out at a ’boutique’ and eccentric festival this summer, this could certainly be it. At Port Eliot Festival you and your family will be welcomed […]

The Royal Cornwall Show – 8th, 9th, 10th June 2017 – 5 miles from our holiday cottage

From a Blacksmiths’ competition to Guniea Pigs. There’s so much to see at the Royal Cornwall Show 2017. You and your family can expect a fascinating and entertaining day out, or three. The event takes place at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge, that’s just 5 miles drive from Glen Valley holiday cottage (11 minutes […]

Boats Coming In – artwork by Lucy Collins from Whistlefish in Padstow – now in our Cornish cottage

From Whistlefish in Padstow, here’s another bright and quirky piece of art we have introduced to our Cornish Cottage. This one is by Lucy Collins and is called Boats Coming In. It tells its own story really, especially when you know the name. If you’ve got the ability, then painting works like this must be […]

Eden Classic Cycle Ride Event 7 May 2017

If you’re fascinated by the Eden project, want to discover the Lost Gardens of Heligan and like a cycling challenge, then Cornwall’s Eden Classic Cycle Ride event on 7 May 2017 could be your perfect day out. You and around 800 others will begin the sportive with a ride through the Eden project, which is […]

Hear BSO Brass Quintet at St Endellion Church on 30 March 2017

A brass quintet from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra are playing in North Cornwall at St Endellion Church on 30 March 2017 as part of the Cornwall Carn to Cove scheme. They’ll present a range of music from Bach to A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and will be joined by some young Cornish brass instrument […]

Padstow May Day is Obby Oss Day on 1 May 2017

Every year for decades Padstow has been packed on 1 May by up to 30,000 revellers keen to see the decorations, experience the Obby Oss, join the party and dance around the maypole. It’s not quite clear whether the celebration started as a welcome to Summer, a deterrent to French landings, a fertility symbol, a […]

New art for our Cornish holiday cottage, by artist Lee McCarthy

We’ve replaced a couple of pictures in our Cornish holiday cottage. This Lee McCarthy print is fascinating when you look up close. He calls it Costal Capers. Lee McCarthy, a virtually self taught artist, says of his work ‘You might find some of my paintings are quite quirky and naive…’. That’s true. At a glance […]