What’s On In February 2018: Cornwall’s Diary

Dust off your wellies, unravel your rain macs and set sail for a month of adventure. Although you wouldn’t think that February is the time to throw yourself into the wild Cornish elements, that’s where you’re mistaken. From film festivals and wildlife wanderings to light spectacles and circus performances – now is the time to brave the February freeze and fight it with fun!

Or you can don your heels and unwind your bow tie instead. February (being the short and sweet month of romance) is choc-a-bloc with ways to treat your loved ones…

10th February onwards:  Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired By Her Writings, tate st ives

Where: an hour from The Greenbank

Author of classic texts including To the Lighthouse and the pioneering feminist text A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf spent much of her childhood in St Ives. Led by her writing, this exhibition will act as a prism to explore feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art – with works by over 70 female artists.

14th February: Valentine’s Day at The Greenbank and The Working Boat, Falmouth

Where: on our doorstep!

Come indulge with us this Valentine’s Day with either a candlelit five course tasting menu in the Water’s Edge or a special sharing menu (as well as our usual offering) in our cosy Working Boat pub. In the restaurant we’ll also be serving a wine flight alongside the decadent dinner. Please call 01326 312440 to book.

17th February: The Man Engine Remembers Book Launch, the cornish store, falmouth

Where: 15 minute walk from the hotel

Famous for being the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain, Will Coleman has created an illustrated book for children to fuel the continuing obsession with Cornwall’s extraordinary mining heritage. The book launch and signing will be taking place at the Cornish Store in Falmouth.

17th February: Airfish Aerial Arts, acorn theatre, penzance

Where: 50 minute drive from us

The ever so popular Airfish Aerial Arts proudly present ‘Some Like It Hotter’. A night of circus, burlesque and smoking hot swing. With a dress code being ‘Uptown Class, Downtown Sass,’ how can you refuse? Treat your loved ones to the most exotic, unusual and unforgettable evening Cornwall has ever seen.

19th February: TAWAI Screening and Journey Through the Rainforest, eden project

Where: 55 minutes from The Greenbank

Journey through the Rainforest Biome of the Eden Project and view a special screening of explorer and filmmaker Bruce Parry’s new film, TAWAI – a voice from the forest. Be guided through the biome in small groups by the Eden team, meet special guests – including Bruce himself – who have all dedicated their lives to meeting, learning about and saving the plants and people of the world’s forests, followed by the film screening and Q&A with Bruce.

21st February: Wild Cornwall – Out on the Edge, the poly, falmouth

Where: 15 minute walk from us 

Sponsored by The Greenbank, Cornwall Wildlife Trust are hosting the UK premiere of celebrated filmmaker Ian McCarthy’s award-winning new film ‘Wild Cornwall – Out on the Edge’. Following the turning year in Cornwall, the film showcases the dramatic lives of many of our much loved species including breeding seabirds and peregrine falcons on the cliffs, and dolphins, seals and basking sharks in the ocean.

“Cornwall with its long and rugged coast, high rocky cliffs, surf-battered beaches, sheltered inlets and tree lined estuaries has a unique wild beauty. This is a film about the wildlife which lives out on the edge where land, sea and sky meet.” – Ian McCarthy

22nd February: The Water’s Edge Gin Club, Falmouth

Where: at The Greenbank Hotel

Gin lovers unite! We’ve prepared the perfect tonic to winter woes. Join us for our first ever Gin Club evening on 22nd February, in collaboration with Curio Spirits Company. Expect a G&T on arrival, plenty of Curio’s award-winning gins to sample, two homemade gin cocktails, plus a selection of nibbles to tuck into. Limited tickets are available at £25 per person by calling us on 01326 312440.

23rd – 24th February: Banff Mountain Film Festival, hall for cornwall, truro

Where: 20 minute drive from the hotel

An extraordinary collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival are being shown at the Hall For Cornwall this February. Packed with adrenaline action sports and thought-provoking pieces filmed from all over the world, follow the expeditions of today’s most thrill-seeking voyagers. Both nights have two entirely different programmes that will make anyone who watches crave the wanderlust experience of adventure, action and travel.

24th February – 24th March: Signs and Wonders – Light Spectacular

Where: all around Cornwall

Fire, Earth, Water, Air. Four elements, four locations, four communities and a host of artists combine a unique and spectacular Festival of Lights in Cornwall. Wrap up warm, pull on the walking boots and experience the stories of four beautifully iconic locations that are brought to life with animations, light installations, projections, lanterns, music and song, letting it lead you on to a magical journey through illuminated landscapes.

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