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 Spring.
Here’s some of the best arts and culture events coming up in the next few months – from workshops and lectures at the iconic Tate St Ives to brilliant and ecocative performances on stage at the Minack Theatre, from talks at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall to theatre and seminars at Trebah Garden.
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.
Local pottery and ceramic artist Gail Cooper, show cases here incredible work in our visitor centre, available to purchase. All included in existing annual passes and entries into The National Lobster Hatchery.
Presented by John Brolly 29 & 31 May & 2 June at 4pm Adults £10 Under 16s half price Babes in arms free Suitable for young children Running time – 60 minutes An old gardener […]
16 JuneLondon Bulgarian Choir Led by native Bulgarian singer Dessislava Stefanova, the London Bulgarian Choir takes us on a journey around Bulgaria, exploring the landscapes of the voice and the creative traditions of this land.
9 JuneEleven Magpies Eleven Magpies chart a whirling journey through humorous miniatures and sorrowful madrigal-esquebeauty, into unexpected flights that land in serene stillness. Guaranteed to entertain and nourish the soul.
29 May – 2 JuneKippsmusic by George Stiles & David Henekerbook by Julian Fellowespresented by BROS Theatre Company Flash Bang Wallop!Bursting onto the Minack stage in May is West End hit show Kipps, the new […]
Simon and Garfunkel Through The Years has been critically acclaimed as the world’s greatest tribute show to Simon & Garfunkel.
23 – 25 MayShake It UpThe Improvised Shakespeare Company Using Shakespeare’s language, audience suggestions and overactive imaginations, ShakeItUp create a brand-new Shakespeare play live on stage, with live music, songs and plenty of laughs.
Join us in celebration of Trerice’s 450 year anniversary with jousting, costumes and live performances.
Celebrating 25 years of achievements in art, a new exhibition, ‘CLAYWORKS’, marks this milestone for Jenny Beavan and Stuart Thorn at Wheal Martyn Clay Works. Jenny and Stuart have pursued many artistic connections to the […]
Have you ever fancied learning some historic dances? In this workshop we will discuss the history of specific dances, see them in action and you will learn the steps yourself to impress your friends and family!
The exhibits at the museum have come to life but who is the culprit behind the mayhem? In this promenade outdoor theatre puzzle solving adventure, you must team up with fellow visitors and the historical characters to look for clues around the museum.
Learn a fun new party trick! In this workshop you will learn about historic magic tricks, practise your skills with the group and be able to present them to your friends afterwards!
The Cornwall based husband and wife duo blend alternative folk and Americana to create a unique sound of rich harmonies and deep roots.
Creating an illustrated book about Cornwall’s fishing history.
A hugely enjoyable mix of brutal put downs and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd. Guardian
A flashmob musical show designed to take the audience back in time through an unforgettable trip to the 19th century.
Join us this summer season for our infamous Murder Mystery Trains!
The Oggymen will be at Wheal Martyn Clayworks on Thursday 20 April 2023 to open their programme of music events for 2023.
Join author and art historian Michael Bird for an illuminating talk inspired by his new book ‘This is Tomorrow: Twentieth-century Britain and its Artists’
It’s gallery takeover time for families at Tate St Ives. Join in with our day of hands-on art and get creative as we explore the wonderful artwork of Barbara Hepworth.
A festival of art and artists taking over Tate St Ives. Drop-in. Hang out. Make art. Join workshops and listen to our in house DJ
Kurt Jackson is a Cornish artist who takes inspiration from the sea and the life that lives within. From Friday 17th March until the end of April we will be hosting Kurt’s latest exhibition at our visitor centre showcasing his incredible work against the
Screening of two educational and thought provoking films created by Cornwall Climate Care plus Q&A with leading scientist Dr Carly Daniels. Tickets and more information here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plenty-more-fish-tickets-549300391257
Acclaimed national touring artist Mark Harrison brings his unique music and band back to the Minack.
The People’s String Foundation mix passionate theatrics with an Urban Gypsy sound. Ben Sutcliffe and Zaid Al-Rikabi will be joined by some of the leading string players from all over the south west.
A rural romp, featuring a multitude of agricultural antics and farmyard frolics, told with homespun charm and wit and entirely in rhyme and song.
Using the Bard’s language, audience suggestions and their overactive imaginations, ShakeItUp create a brand-new Shakespeare play live on stage, complete with live music, songs and plenty of laughs.
Join us at Tate St Ives for this exciting seminar showcasing new perspectives on modern British art and artists
Michael Bird: How artists made 20th century Britain
Celebrate hidden Cornish culture in the final weekend of the Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life exhibition
This exhibition explores the beauty in the ordinary which is often overlooked in favour of the picture postcard version of Cornwall.