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What’s on in June: Cornwall’s Diary

UNTIL 4TH JUNE: FAL RIVER FESTIVAL

Where: on our doorstep
This fantastic 10 day celebration encompasses over 150 events – music, drama, arts, heritage, swimming, walking and more. We are excited to be hosting drop-in fishing taster sessions with Cornwall Fishing Adventures from our quay on 3rd June 9am – 12pm.

UNTIL 4TH JUNE: OPEN STUDIOS CORNWALL

Where: all over Cornwall
Now in its thirteenth year, Open Studios Cornwall 2017 will be the largest ever with 293 artists, craftsmen and designers throwing open their studio doors to the public. So grab a guide, create your very own art trail and get exploring!

5th – 9th June: Tristan & Yseult, The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

Where: 1 hour 10 minutes from us

Needing little introduction, The Minack is a unique theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean. The play is the most beloved of all of Kneehigh Theatre’s shows – blending comedy, live music, grand passions and tender truths in an irresistible night of love. Tristan & Yseult has been hailed as “a triumph” and “breathtaking in every respect”. One not to miss.

8TH – 10TH JUNE: ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW, WADEBRIDGE

Where: 55 minutes from The Greenbank

For three days each year, the showground is transformed into a living town. Apart from the livestock judging, there is the famous flower tent and over a thousand trade stands to browse. The main ring offers a full programme of entertainment and you’ll find marquees dedicated to rare animal breeds, birds and bees. And if that’s not enough there will also be a dog show, steam fair, live music, delicious food and crafts.

FROM 9th June: Paddle board yoga sessions, Falmouth

Where: From our pontoons

Gylly Adventures now offer stand up paddle board yoga sessions straight from our pontoons. Every Friday at 6.30pm and every Saturday at 7.30am, our hour-long sessions will run. SUP yoga can be whatever you want it to be – whether you’re looking for quiet meditation or a tough workout with the backdrop of Falmouth harbour as the sun sets or rises.

FROM 15th JUNE: Miracle Theatre: The Third Policeman 

Where: open air locations around Cornwall

This summer, Miracle ventures into a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and the Marx Brothers, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped, where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift. With dates all across Cornwall, check their website to find a show near you.

16TH – 18TH JUNE: FALMOUTH INTERNATIONAL SEA SHANTY FESTIVAL

Where: all around Falmouth 

Music has always been an important part of Cornwall’s culture. This festival provides a platform where that heritage comes alive, with free performances by dozens of groups across the world. Raising money for the RNLI, it is the perfect way to soak up the true atmosphere of Falmouth’s seafaring past. The Working Boat is an official venue this year and will partake in this honoured tradition of drink and song. – view our performance programme here. We’ll raise a glass to that!

16TH – 18TH JUNE: FALMOUTH CLASSICS REGATTA

Where: right on our doorstep

We are excited to be a Major Sponsor of the regatta this summer, now in its 30th year. Classic boats from many parts of the country, the continent and the local area will take part, with vessels built as long ago as 1882 cruising alongside more modern versions. Don’t miss the Parade of Sail and Power, where the boats sail out into Carrick Roads, making a magnificent spectacle.

16th – 25th JUNE: Golowan Festival, Penzance

Where: 50 minutes from us

This revived ancient festival brings ten days of music, markets, spectacular parades and street entertainment to Penzance. Blending Cornish tradition with contemporary imagery and ritual, the event concludes with Mazey Day on the 24th June.

17th June: St Ives Gin Festival, St Ives Guildhall

Where: 50 minutes from us

Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised whilst sampling some of the best gins from around the world, at St Ives’ inaugural gin festival. There will be talks and presentations, cocktail demos, an indoor gin garden party and live music – plus a free goodie bag!

25th June – 1st July: Feast Week, Mevagissey

Where: 50 minute drive from The Greenbank

This week-long event features exhibitions, demonstrations, live music and lots of fish dishes to eat. Expect choirs and bands, flora dances, colourful parades, boat and raft races, a fete and a huge firework display.

30th June: Kernow King’s Greatest Hits, Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

Where: 25 minute walk from the hotel

It’s hard to believe that Kernow King has been touring Cornwall and beyond for over six years! Taking in sights such as Sydney, Glastonbury, Adelaide, Manchester and London, Kernow King has travelled far and wide – and now it’s time to wrap it up with a Cornwall tour of greatest hits.
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