When you think of tourist attractions, you may typically think of fairground rides and keeping the little ones happy for the day! At Best Days Out Cornwall, we work with many different kinds of attractions – and we’ve put together a list of some great arts events taking place this autumn.
Here’s some of the best arts and culture events coming up in the next few months – from exhibitions at Tate St Ives to breathtaking performances at the Minack Theatre, from outdoor performances at National Trust Trelissick, from acapella music at Wheal Martyn to the Acts of Gathering exhibition at the Eden Project.
Dates and opening times may vary so visitors are advised to check attraction websites before visiting.
We will continue to update this page as we discover new events, so please do keep checking back for new information.
Join us this half term to celebrate the harvest at Cotehele Mill.
Follow the trail map around the garden and learn fascinating facts about creatures who prefer the cover of darkness.
An exciting autumnal monoprint workshop led by printmaker Annabel Wilkes.
Discover the fascinating history behind the man that transformed Charlestown, his importance to the china clay industry and the scandal that befell him in this new exhibition that celebrates his legacy at Wheal Martyn Clay Works.
Make your own mini ceramic Cornish cottage, harbour or boat out of clay, inspired by our new ‘Charles Rashleigh, Charlestown, and China Clay exhibition’.
Go wild with creativity and unleash the artist within as you paint onto ceramic from our earthenware pottery selection.
Make a treasured gift and memory by printing your child’s foot or hand onto ceramic or into a clay tile.
Try your hand at some natural crafting at Cotehele. The Bull Pen Gallery and Alex Finberg are hosting a one off spoon whittling workshop.
Funny, romantic heart-wrenching and empowering, TRE is a searing piece of contemporary Cornish playwriting. Mary Martin is home. As she walks the streets, towans and beaches of the small Cornish town that had been her world, powerful memories awaken.
A youth production by British Theatre Academy and the Minack Theatre Book by Kevin Del Aguila Music. Lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan. Get a taste of the wild life with Alex the lion and his friends in this musical adventure.
Visit the Bull Pen Gallery on Sunday 10th September to meet papercut artist Lesley Clements
Join volunteer Steve Docksey for an in-depth focus on the architectural development of Cotehele House
Join us to see ACapella Moonshine, an all-women shanty group who embody the spirit of the sea and the women who draw their life from it, perform a range of shanty and song at Wheal Martyn.
See Joe Francis Perform live at Wheal Martyn on 7 September 2023. A songwriter with an extraordinarily soulful voice, Cornishman Joe has released two critically acclaimed albums and has shared stages with many international artists.
Davey and Dyer perform live at Wheal Martyn on Thursday 5 October. Two of the leading proponents of Cornish traditional Celtic music and members of internationally acclaimed Cornish band Dalla.
Artists: Jonathan Baldock, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Jumana Manna, Maria Nepomuceno, Uriel Orlow and Nina Royle & Lucy Stein.
This talk will explore the experiences of people taken captive by the so-called ‘Barbary’ pirates, their families, and their communities, in addition to looking at the wider cultural and political impact of this form of piracy during the 17th century.
This talk explores some of the myths and realities about female pirates from the 16th to 18th centuries, examining their experiences at sea and their depictions in popular culture.
In this talk we will delve into the popular stories that surround the history of piracy: pirate codes and buried treasure, talking parrots and walking planks. We will explore how those stories originated and whether these things really happened.
22 SeptemberGwenno An evening with acclaimed Welsh/Cornish music star Gwenno.
29 SeptemberFemmes de la Mer Femmes De La Mer are a 14 strong crew hailing from across Cornwall. Each individual member brings a unique sound to the group, yet it’s their blend of a cappella […]
6 – 8 OctoberProms at the Minackfeaturing the Royal Marine Band Celebrate the end of summer with a selection of classical and contemporary music plus traditional Last Night of the Proms favourites.
Inspired by Lanhydrock’s ceramic and botanical collections, artist Hitomi Hosono has created 10 new ceramic pieces which will go on display this autumn. Hitomi’s detailed botanical work will sit amongst Lanhydrock’s historic ceramics collection.
Female pirates and the experiences of women at sea.
North African pirates and west country captives in the 17th century.
Femmes de la Mer’s narrative encompasses songs of love, loss and the feisty women of Cornwall.