Events and What's Ons in May

Find events happening this May in Cornwall. Events from Truro, Falmouth & The Roseland.

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Trelissick House Open

Trelissick House Open

11 February — 29 October

After being closed for the winter clean throughout January, the house will open to enjoy from February half-term

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11 Feb +259 Days
Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

17 March 2017 — 7 January 2018

Tattooing is a magical, romantic, exciting and often-misunderstood art-form, and this exhibition aims to communicate some of that magic to visitors." Dr Matt Lodder, guest curator.

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17 Mar +296 Days
Captain Bligh: Myth, Man, Mutiny at The National Maritime Musuem

Captain Bligh: Myth, Man, Mutiny at The National Maritime Musuem

17 March 2017 — 7 January 2018

The museum's second major temporary exhibition for 2017, from 17 March 2017 to 7 January 2018

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17 Mar +296 Days
Artists Afloat Exhibition – Tuke and Hemy at Sea

Artists Afloat Exhibition – Tuke and Hemy at Sea

25 March — 17 June

Falmouth Art Gallery, 10am-5pm, Free entry

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25 Mar +83 Days
Find the Time

Find the Time

3 April — 25 June

National Trust Trelissick, Normal admission applies

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03 Apr +83 Days
Tony Njoku

Tony Njoku

From 15 April

The Poly, Falmouth, 8pm

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15 Apr
The Fureys

The Fureys

1 May

Princess Pavilion, Falmouth. Time 8.00pm

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01 May
Classic meets Steam

Classic meets Steam

1 May

Roseland Festival 2017, Trelissa, 11am - 1pm

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01 May
Wine Tasting with Louisa

Wine Tasting with Louisa

2 May

Roseland Festival 2017, The Kings Arms, Tregony, 7.30pm

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02 May
Dylan Thomas in Cornwall

Dylan Thomas in Cornwall

2 May

Roseland Festival 2017, St Just Institute, 2.30pm

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02 May
Wild Roseland Nature Walk

Wild Roseland Nature Walk

3 May

Roseland Festival 2017, Kiberic Cove Carpark, 10am - 1pm

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03 May
Growing Old Disgracefully

Growing Old Disgracefully

3 May

Roseland Festival 2017, Tresanton Cinema, 7.30pm

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03 May
Famous Cornish Houses – their families and the mineral connection
04 May
Falmouth Harbour Dredging – Why so Long?

Falmouth Harbour Dredging – Why so Long?

4 May

Roseland Festival 2017, The Harbour Club, Portscatho, 7.30pm

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04 May
History of the Royal Cornwall Show

History of the Royal Cornwall Show

5 May

Roseland Festival 2017, St Mawes Memorial Hall, 7.30pm

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05 May
Last Night of the Festival

Last Night of the Festival

6 May

Roseland Festival 2017, St Mawes Memorial Hall, 7.30pm

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06 May
A Walk in the Hidden Valley – Guided Walk

A Walk in the Hidden Valley – Guided Walk

6 May

Roseland Festival 2017, Wheal Martyn Museum, 10am – 1.30pm

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06 May
Italian Cookery at Philleigh Way Cookery School

Italian Cookery at Philleigh Way Cookery School

6 May

Learn to make classic breads, pasta, pizza and sauces but using only the finest seasonal Cornish produce

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06 May
Tapas at Philleigh Way Cookery School

Tapas at Philleigh Way Cookery School

10 May

The folks at Philleigh Way love nothing more than sharing food with friends and family. With many dishes easily prepared in advance, tapas is ideal to serve at a party, but are equally delicious as a complete lunch or supper with family or friends

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10 May
Baka Beyond

Baka Beyond

12 May

Princess Pavilion, Falmouth. Time 8.00pm

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12 May
Falmouth Race for Life

Falmouth Race for Life

14 May

Enter now and help to beat cancer sooner!

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14 May
Fish at Philleigh Way Cookery School

Fish at Philleigh Way Cookery School

17 May

A step by step guide to fish cookery

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17 May
Ward Thomas

Ward Thomas

19 May

Princess Pavilion, Falmouth. Time 7.30pm

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19 May
Indian Cookery at Philleigh Way Cookery School

Indian Cookery at Philleigh Way Cookery School

19 May

Learn how to use spices with confidence and understand how Indian flavours interplay to create harmony on the plate.

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19 May
Unravelling Wilburys

Unravelling Wilburys

20 May

Princess Pavilion, Falmouth. Time 8.00pm

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20 May
Dessert Courses at Philleigh Way Cookery School

Dessert Courses at Philleigh Way Cookery School

20 May

Would you like to wow your friends and family with extravagant desserts made using modern techniques and specialist ingredients?

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20 May
Asado BBQ Course at Philleigh Way Cookery School

Asado BBQ Course at Philleigh Way Cookery School

25 May

On this asado BBQ course, asador David Deadman takes students on an Argentinian grilling odyssey.

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25 May
Surya Yoga Camp

Surya Yoga Camp

26 — 31 May

4-day festival of yoga at Chyan Cultural Centre

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26 May +5 Days
WeSUP Paddle Fest

WeSUP Paddle Fest

26 May — 4 June

For the entire duration of the Fal River Festival, WeSUP Paddleboard Centre are offering 10% off their world-class Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) activities.

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26 May +9 Days
Beer Fleet

Beer Fleet

26 May

The sailing of the Beer Fleet is the traditional launch of the Fal River Festival.

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26 May
The Pirate Queen

The Pirate Queen

26 May

Swamp Circus Trust, Port of Penryn, 6pm, FREE

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26 May
Art Takeover on the Fleet

Art Takeover on the Fleet

26 May — 4 June

Throughout the festival, Fal River Fleet

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26 May +9 Days
The Jumblies Sculpture

The Jumblies Sculpture

26 May — 4 June

Park and Float Ticket Office, Ponsharden, Falmouth Falmouth

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26 May +9 Days
Falmouth Street Food & Craft Ales Festival

Falmouth Street Food & Craft Ales Festival

26 — 29 May

World Street Food Market, Cornwall's Finest Craft Beer Producers, Arts, Craft & Local Produce Market and Live Music!

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26 May +3 Days
Falmouth University Fal River Festival 2017

Falmouth University Fal River Festival 2017

26 May — 4 June

Back for it's 12th year in 2017, the festival celebrates life on and around the Fal River.

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26 May +9 Days
WeSUP Open Day

WeSUP Open Day

26 May

WeSUP HQ, Gyllyngvase Beach 9am–11pm

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26 May
Free Drop-in Fishing Workshop

Free Drop-in Fishing Workshop

27 May

Greenbank Quay, 2pm-5pm, FREE

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27 May
Open Studios Cornwall 2017

Open Studios Cornwall 2017

27 May — 4 June

2016 was the twelfth year of Open Studios Cornwall and the biggest yet – with 259 artists, craftsmen and designers opening the doors of their studios to the public for nine days.

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27 May +8 Days
Beginner Bread at Philleigh Way Cookery School

Beginner Bread at Philleigh Way Cookery School

27 May

Bread Baking Courses have never been more popular, on this creative one day course our head tutor and expert baker George Pascoe will take you through the craft of artisan bread baking.

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27 May
Discover Scuba with Cornish Diving School

Discover Scuba with Cornish Diving School

27 May

Gyllyngvase Beach, 11am-4pm, £45 per person

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27 May
Falmouth Marine School Open Day

Falmouth Marine School Open Day

27 May

Falmouth Marine School, 11am - 3pm, Free Entry

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27 May
Archery for beginners

Archery for beginners

27 May

Canoe Cornwall, £15 per person (booking essential)

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27 May
Open Studio: Scott Woyka Furniture

Open Studio: Scott Woyka Furniture

27 — 31 May

The Woykshop, Falmouth Wharves, 11am - 4pm Free

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27 May +4 Days
Open Studios: Chris Tate

Open Studios: Chris Tate

27 May — 3 June

11am - 5pm, Falmouth, www.christateart.com

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27 May +7 Days
Open Studios, Paul B Nash

Open Studios, Paul B Nash

27 May — 4 June

11am - 5pm except Sundays 12pm - 4pm, Truro, www.paulbnashphotography.com

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27 May +8 Days
Open Studios: Charlotte Jones

Open Studios: Charlotte Jones

27 May — 4 June

11am - 5pm except for Sundays 12pm - 4pm, Mabe Burnthouse, www.charlottejonesceramics.co.uk

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27 May +8 Days
Open Studios, Sarah Jane Humphrey

Open Studios, Sarah Jane Humphrey

27 May — 4 June

11am - 4pm, Falmouth, www.sarahjanehumphrey.com

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27 May +8 Days
Open Studios: Ben Barker

Open Studios: Ben Barker

27 May — 4 June

10am - 5pm, Truro, www.benbarker.co.uk

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27 May +8 Days
Open Studios: Clive Matthews

Open Studios: Clive Matthews

27 — 28 May

10am - 5pm, Penryn, www.clivematthewsartist.com

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27 May +1 Days
Open Studios Jonathan Fuller

Open Studios Jonathan Fuller

27 May — 2 June

10.30am - 2.30pm, except Sunday, Falmouth, www.jonathanfuller.co.uk

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27 May +6 Days
Open Studio: Joe Armstrong

Open Studio: Joe Armstrong

27 May — 4 June

11am - 5pm, Truro, www.joearmstrongart.co.uk

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27 May +8 Days
Open Studios: Nicki Martin

Open Studios: Nicki Martin

27 May — 4 June

Perranwell, Truro, 11am - 5pm except Saturdays and Sundays 12pm - 4pm

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27 May +8 Days
Open Studios: Bobbin Saunders

Open Studios: Bobbin Saunders

27 May — 4 June

10am - 5pm, Cusgarne, Truro

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27 May +8 Days
Open Studios: Lucy Spink

Open Studios: Lucy Spink

27 May — 4 June

Flushing, 11pm - 4pm except Sunday 12pm - 4pm, www.lucyspinkjewellery.co.uk

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27 May +8 Days
Open Studios: Susan Kinley

Open Studios: Susan Kinley

27 May — 4 June

Mylor Bridge, 11am - 5pm, www.susankinley.co.uk

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27 May +8 Days
Open Studios: Bron Freake

Open Studios: Bron Freake

27 May — 4 June

Cusgarne, Truro, 11am - 5pm

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27 May +8 Days
The Big Fal River Litter Pick

The Big Fal River Litter Pick

27 May

10.30am till 1.30pm, Daubuz Moor, Moresk, Truro TR1 1EG, FREE

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27 May
Artists Afloat River Cruise

Artists Afloat River Cruise

27 May

Departs Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier, 5.30pm till 7.30pm, £15 (Includes a pasty supper)

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27 May
Roseland Gig Club Regatta

Roseland Gig Club Regatta

27 May

St Mawes Harbour, all day, FREE

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27 May
Fantastic Flowers Trail

Fantastic Flowers Trail

27 May — 4 June

Glendurgan Garden, Free with entry, 10.30am - 4.30pm

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27 May +8 Days
Snorkel Safari with Cornish Diving Centre

Snorkel Safari with Cornish Diving Centre

28 May

Gyllyngvase Beach, 11am - 4pm, £25 per person

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28 May
Flushing Arts & Craft Exhibition

Flushing Arts & Craft Exhibition

28 May — 3 June

Flushing Arts Week, Flushing Village Club, 10am – 7pm, Free entry

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28 May +6 Days
Parklive

Parklive

28 May

Kimberley Park, Falmouth, 12pm-5:30pm, FREE

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28 May
WeSUP Tour De Fal

WeSUP Tour De Fal

28 May

3hour hour Secret Beach Tour, 8am & 3pm, £50 per person

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28 May
Shrigley Sign

Shrigley Sign

28 May — 3 June

Flushing Arts Week

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28 May +6 Days
Vanessa Bowers in Concert accompanied by Jack Ridley

Vanessa Bowers in Concert accompanied by Jack Ridley

28 May

Flushing Arts Week, St Peter’s Church, 7.30pm

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28 May
Canadian Canoeing

Canadian Canoeing

29 May

Canoe Cornwall, Trelissick Pontoon, £25pp (booking essential) Family / Group rate available

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29 May
Open Studios:: Nina Fenner

Open Studios:: Nina Fenner

29 May — 4 June

Halvasso, Penryn, 11am -5pm, www.ninafenner.co.uk

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29 May +6 Days
Jazz on the Quay

Jazz on the Quay

29 May

St Mawes Quay, 4pm, Free- donations welcome for Children’s Hospice South West

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29 May
SUP Yoga Taster Sunset Sessions

SUP Yoga Taster Sunset Sessions

29 May

WeSUP HQ, Gyllyngvase Beach, 7pm - 8.30pm, £12 per session

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29 May
Falmouth Gospel Choir at Trebah Garden

Falmouth Gospel Choir at Trebah Garden

29 May

Trebah Live Music Festival, 3pm, included in entry ticket

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29 May
The Grace Notes at Trebah Garden

The Grace Notes at Trebah Garden

29 May

Trebah Live Music Festival, 7pm, £12 Adults/ £8 Children U16

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29 May
St Stythians Band at Trebah Garden

St Stythians Band at Trebah Garden

29 May

Trebah Live Music Festival, 11.00am, Included in entry ticket

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29 May
Foraging Course with Tasters

Foraging Course with Tasters

29 May

Wild Walks South West, 10am -1pm, Starting at St Mawes Harbour

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29 May
Certain Women

Certain Women

29 — 30 May

The Poly, Falmouth, 7.30pm, tickets Adult £6.50 | Child £5

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29 May +1 Days
Arts Themed Pub Quiz

Arts Themed Pub Quiz

30 May

Flushing Arts Week, 8.30pm, Seven Stars, £5 per table

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30 May
Flushing History Trail

Flushing History Trail

30 May

Flushing Arts Week, £3, Starts 2pm on the Ferry Quay

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30 May
Film on the Ferry: Thunderball

Film on the Ferry: Thunderball

30 May

The King Harry Ferry is transformed into a floating cinema and brings you the James Bond classic: Thunderball

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30 May
Home and Away with The Story Republicans

Home and Away with The Story Republicans

30 May

Tresanton Chapel, 7.30pm - 9pm, tickets £10 | under 18’s £6.50

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30 May
Arty Crafty in the Courtyard

Arty Crafty in the Courtyard

30 May

Flushing Arts Week, Flushing Village Club

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30 May
Painting on Found Materials

Painting on Found Materials

30 May

Falmouth Art Gallery, 11am – 3pm, Free

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30 May