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Top Things To Do in September

21 August 2018

The best events, things to do, cultural happenings, festivals and other great stuff in this part of Cornwall in September 2018

Illyria: Dr Dolittle

31 August - 1 September
Trebah Amphitheatre

When Dr John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals word of his skills spreads far and wide.  

Soon animals across the world send messages asking for his help.  So he buys a leaky old ship and, together with his trusty pet-crew of Jip the dog, Chee-Chee the monkey, Dab-Dab the Duck and permanently hungry Gub-Gub the pig, sets forth on a mission to heal illness, right wrongs and gain a greater understanding of the animal kingdom.

A funny, exciting and much-loved adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment.

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Cornwall Pretty Muddy 5K 

2 September
Stithians Showground

Race for Life Pretty Muddy is our brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends. And raise valuable funds for BEATING CANCER.

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Blues Jam

2 September
The Old Bakery Studios

Following Old Bakery's first Jazz Jam event, they're now launching an exciting new acoustic Blues Jam session, overlooking the river at Blewett's Wharf, Truro. The first Sunday of every month, alternate Jazz or Blues. Come along and sing/play, or just kick back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in this very special room.

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Cornish Summer Tasting Evenings

6 & 20 September
The Alverton & The Greenbank

The Alverton Hotel in Truro and The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth have teamed up to offer a series of summer events that celebrate the best of Cornish food and drink.

On selected days throughout the summer the two hotels will offer customers the chance to meet the chefs, watch food being carefully prepared and cooked, and indulge in six courses of Cornish cuisine with an accompanying drinks flight.

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Glendurgan Heritage Open Days

Glendurgan Garden,
Various dates in September

Spend a day exploring Glendurgan for free, discovering all the delights this beautiful valley garden has to offer.

Lose yourself in its three valleys full of fun, natural beauty and amazing plants. Discover giant rhubarb plants in the jungle-like lower valley and spiky arid plants basking in the sunny upper slopes. Wander through the garden, down to the beautiful hamlet of Durgan on the Helford River: a place to watch birds and boats, skim stones and build sandcastles.

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Kneehigh present FUP

The Asylum at The Lost Gardens of Heligan
7 September - 22 September

Do you fancy going quackers for the return of Cornwall's favourite oversized duck and the most functional, dysfunctional family in all of the wild southwest? Then Fup is for you - Kneehigh's glorious adaption of the splendid Jim Dodge novel is back! Suitable for adults, teenagers and adventurous children over the age of 10.

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A Cabaret of Mechanical Music 

Until 8 September 
Falmouth Art Gallery 

Turn the handles and be amazed by our astounding automata! This summer we will be celebrating Falmouth's tradition of automata making and generally enjoying all things that move. From Peter Markey, Ron Fuller and the original Cabaret Mechanical Theatre to the finest and most recent local and contemporary automata makers. In association with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre. 

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The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival

14 - 16 September
Healey’s Cyder Farm

Revealing its biggest music line up to date, the sixth edition of Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival will play host to Scottish indie rockers The Fratellis alongside Hayseed Dixie and The Wurzels. Popping up in the fields of Healey’s Cyder Farm in Penhallow, the magical event will fuse headline artists, new music from across the region, delicious local cuisine and countless ciders options.

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Charlestown to Polkerris 5k Swim

22 September

The 2018 edition will be a point to point swim starting at the harbour of Charlestown and finishing on the beach in the harbour of Polkerris. The route will take you across St Austell Bay from West to East passing Carlyon Bay beach plus Spit and Par before finishing at Polkerris. Each competitor will receive a coloured swim hat and a special commemorative medal for taking part.

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