Events in Cornwall - May
Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show
30th April to 1st May 2016
Royal Cornwall Showground
The Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show, sponsored by Nine Design, is the premier home and garden event for anyone about to buy or have just bought a new home, those undertaking home and garden improvements, an extension, renovation or self-build project. With over 150 companies under one roof this is your home design one stop shop.
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm
The Porkellis Village Craft and Produce Fair
14th May 2016
Porkellis Village Hall
The fair features a wealth of talent from the village and further afield. Not far from Helston, the village hall is host to makers of beautiful jewellery, original screen prints, exquisite glass, gorgeous felt, adorable children’s outfits, mouth-watering cakes and jams and much more. In addition light refreshments are available and a raffle with prizes from the crafters. Come and visit our thriving creative community!
Open: 10am to 3pm
Tables for sellers are still available at a charge of £10. For more information or to book a table please contact:
BioBlitz Tremough 2016
21st May 2016
Looking for a fun way to spend the day? Want to learn more about our wonderful Cornish wildlife? Join our knowledgeable staff and students to explore and survey the wildlife around Penryn campus on Saturday 21st May from 10am-5pm. This FREE event is open to all ages and is brilliant for families who are looking for entertainment with an educational focus!
Activities will include nature walks, small mammal trapping, treasure hunts, moth trapping and many more. Enjoy our raffle with amazing prizes, make your own wildlife with our arts and craft stalls, get your face painted and have a jump on the bouncy castle! Wildlife and charity organisations from all over Cornwall will be joining us with loads of exciting stalls, activities and opportunities for you to get involved in. Food and drink will be available to buy from a range of local suppliers, and in the shops on campus.
This is the fifth annual BioBlitz and following the success of the previous events, this year’s is set to be spectacular!
BioBlitz is being funded by the University of Exeter and EcoSoc (one of the university’s student led societies).
To sign up for early morning or late evening events such as bird ringing and bat walks, please email in advance to register. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian to attend these events. And that the event will be filmed by the University.
Entrance is completely FREE
Open: 10am to 5pm
The campus is just off the Treliever roundabout on A39, then follow the signs to the BioBlitz. Free car parking will be available.
Closely Observed Nature
16th April 2016 to 21st May 2016, Tuesdays to Saturdays
Terre Verte Gallery
Sterts Theatre and Arts Centre
An exhibition in two venues in East Cornwall by 12 artists and illustrators inspired by the environment.
From Laura Silburn and Jessie Carr's incredibly detailed award-winning botanical illustrations to Karen Howse's immersive hedgescapes and Jacqueline Jarvis's enormous watercolour that tracks every day of the lunar year in north Cornwall, this show spans a wide range of responses to nature, close up and personal. Seedheads examined in close up; hares, deer, flowers, birds, fish and insects under the magnifying glass; the shape and colour of leaves meticulously recorded.........and the debut of those moons.
Terre Verte Gallery - Open: 10am to 5pm
Starts Theatre and Arts Centre - Open: 10am to 4pm
Trevor Corser - 40 Years a Leach Potter
19th March 2016 to 28th August 2016
Leach Pottery Cube Gallery
Trevor Corser was the longest serving member of the Leach Pottery. Born in Oldham in 1938, he arrived in St Ives as a fisherman with no thoughts of becoming a potter and could not have imagined his future involvement in an artistic legacy so important to 20th century ceramics.
Trevor Corser sadly died on 30th November 2015, aged 77, whilst working on his 2016 retrospective at the Leach Pottery. We were looking forward to seeing Trevor return here so that we could acknowledge his great contribution to the Leach Pottery, but in his absence we continue our plans to celebrate his long association with us, and in March present 'Trevor Corser: 40 Years a Leach Potter', our first major exhibition of his work.
19th March 2016 to 8th May 2016
Leach Pottery Entrance Gallery
On show from 19 March, to accompany our Trevor Corser: 40 Years A Potter exhibition, the companion exhibition Leach Heritage runs until 8 May. It includes heritage pots made at the Leach Pottery from the mid 1960s onward, including pots made by Trevor both at the Leach Pottery and Gaolyard Studios, heritage pots from the Walker Collection including work by William Marshall, Shigeyoshi Ichino, and Janet and Bernard Leach, and a selection of the old Leach Standard Ware.
The Walker Collection, acquired during a lifelong passion for ceramics, was kindly donated to the Leach by Geoffrey Walker. Geoffrey felt it timely to now pass on his collection and for the works to find new homes and be appreciated by a wider audience. In this respect he has allowed us to sell off selected pieces in order to initiate an acquisition fund which will enable us to buy important work relevant to the Leach Pottery’s heritage.
If you have an event you would like listed in our What's On guide, then please contact us and we will include it. We reserve the right to reject events we do not feel are appropriate for Eye on Cornwall.