What’s on in March 2018: Cornwall’s Diary
Time to wake up and smell the daffodils. This month offers us the first signs of spring and here at The Greenbank we’re welcoming March with open arms and wide smiles. Be it stargazing, flower festivals, spring celebrations, or acclaimed theatre – March is getting ready for the change in weather and you should be too. Here’s our handpicked guide to Cornwall this month…
3rd MARCH: WORLD PASTY CHAMPIONSHIPS, EDEN PROJECT
Where: 50 minute drive from The Greenbank
This March will see the first ever Cornish Pasty Week celebrated throughout Cornwall, culminating in the seventh-annual World Pasty Championships held on 3rd March at the Eden Project. This Olympics of the Oggy celebrates the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties. Enjoy a great line-up of live music, comedy, workshops, other pasty-themed fun and a few beers in the biomes.
3rd – 5th March: St PIran’s Day Celebrations, throughout cornwall
Where: All around Cornwall
Revelries throughout the county will celebrate St Piran, the Patron Saint of Cornwall and tin mining. Redruth’s festival will commence the cultural celebrations, with Perranporth, Newquay, Truro, Falmouth and Bodmin following suit. Expect hundreds of St Piran’s flags hoisted into the air, and a songbook of Cornish shanties sung loud and proud.
From 8th March: Titanic stories, national maritime museum, falmouth
Where: 20 minute walk from the hotel
This new exhibition will examine Titanic’s momentous sinking in 1912, re-appraising many of the myths, controversies and assumptions that still linger. Working with private collectors from overseas and national museums in the UK, ‘Titanic Stories’ presents rare never-seen-before objects, as well as retelling the personal stories of many survivors, victims and descendants of the disaster, including those from Cornwall.
15th MARCH – 2nd April: FALMOUTH SPRING FESTIVAL, falmouth
Where: all around the town
This vibrant community-orientated event is the first main Falmouth festival of the year. It brings an explosion of early colour to the town and celebrates our open spaces with activities like ‘paint the town yellow’ day (where 25,000 daffodils are handed out), spring cleans, folk and cider fayre, and a host of guided walks. On the spring clean day, The Greenbank’s own troop of volunteers will be armed with bin bags and paint brushes to spruce up the areas around our gardens.
UNTIL 17TH MARCH: 6 NATIONS AT the WORKING BOAT, FALMOUTH
Where: Underneath the hotel
Throughout the RBS 6 Nations season, we’ll be showing all games whilst serving our hot dog and beer special for £9.95. So gather your gang and make us your port of call! And as always we will be hosting our pub quiz night every Sunday from 7.30pm.
17th March: Wild Film Fest, The Poly, Falmouth
Where: 15 minute walk from us
Wild Film Fest is a celebration of student wildlife storytelling and all things nature. This evening film and photography showcase welcomes students from across the UK to present their passion for wildlife media. The best entries will be exhibited and shown on big screen, and the competition winners will be unveiled.
18TH MARCH: DAFFY DOWN DILLY DAY, TREBAH GARDEN, MAWNAN SMITH
Where: 15 minutes from The Greenbank
Discover Mawnan Smith’s annual celebration of spring, when its school pupils will perform country dancing at Trebah’s impressive amphitheatre. See the garden in its spring glory before the crowds arrive, and for the brave amongst us, head down to their private beach for an ice-cream and toe dip in the sea.
24TH MARCH: STARGAZING, TRERICE, NEWQUAY
Where: 40 minutes from us
From 6.30pm until late, Kernow Astronomers will guide visitors through our amazing Cornish skies. With displays, talks and telescopes, take a look at the impressive night vista above Trerice.
24th – 25th MARCH: FALMOUTH SPRING FLOWER SHOW, falmouth
Where: 10 minute drive from the hotel
An institution in Falmouth for over 100 years, this event is the first in a line of successive flower shows around Cornwall to showcase glorious displays of locally grown flowers and floral arrangements. Expect to see rare and exotic flora and fauna on display, specialist plants, photography, trade stands and more.
27th – 31st March: Evita, Hall for Cornwall, Truro
Where: 20 minute drive from us
Following its smash hit run in London, Bill Kenwright’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita returns. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary iconic status.
28th March: Science in The Pub, The Working Boat, FALMOUTH
Where: underneath us!
Dr Anne Leonard takes a unique approach to the serious topic of antibiotic resistant bacteria during this scienetfic “Beach Bums” talk. By analysing rectal swabs from surfers, she is getting to the bottom of whether antibiotic resistant bacteria in the sea are getting into surfers’ guts.
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