Tattoos can be
Tattoos can be viewed as a form of artwork and creative individualism, or as a disgraceful part of ‘yob’ culture, but love them or hate, they’re here to stay.
Maritime Museum in Falmouth is hosting the largest gathering of original tattoo paraphernalia ever seen in the UK. You’ll find authentic artwork, photographs and historical artefacts. Learn about the history and cultural influences behind the practice and the designs.
The museum has also commissioned the ‘100 hands project’, where one hundred silicone arms will all be tattooed with an original design, providing a ground-breaking artistic legacy for future generations.
The exhibition runs from 17th March 2017 – 7th January 2018.
March 17 (Friday) 10:00 am - January 7 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
Yes, it's time
Yes, it’s time for the largest sailing regatta in the south west with over 450 yachts racing out of Falmouth during this eight day festival. And apart from all the exciting events on the water, you’ll find lots of shore side activities.
Falmouth week kicks off on Friday with a Pink Wig parade through the town, accompanied by the local Marine Band. The Red Arrows will perform mid-week (TBC), and you can watch from the big wheel on the Prince of Wales Pier. Look out for the samba band, Science in the Square, fireworks, marching carnival and the Outlaw Summer Market for food, cocktails and gifts…
Enjoy all the
Enjoy all the thrills at Flambards for the day, and then as the rides stop, listen to some live music as the evening draws in, and the fireworks start. Ride the Hornet roller-coaster, view the park from upside down on the Thunderbolt, or spend an hour exploring the Victorian Village or Britain in the Blitz.
There’s lots for the little ones too: try the gently swinging Pirate Ship or the Tea-Cup Ride. The whole family can hop aboard the traditional Carousel. Try some Crazy Golf, or ride the Pedalos.
A Robbie Williams tribute act will be performing on 10th and 24th August, and a Michael Jackson tribute band will feature on the 17th and 31st.
More details on the Flambards website.
The Tregony Heavy
The Tregony Heavy Horse and Country Fair is an annual event features the parading and judging of heavy horses and Shetland ponies, but there is so much more going on to entertain the whole family. You can watch the Paws 4 Fun Dog Show and sheep dog demos. Enjoy the sheaf-pitching or the sheep shearing. See how the farrier shoes a horse.
You’ll find a display of vintage cars and tractors, Punch and Judy Shows, plus fairground rides and a bouncy castle. Watch birds of prey swoop for food, and enjoy a pony ride. Hub Radio will be commentating during the day.
It really is a fun-packed day presenting all that’s great about rural life.
(Sunday) 10:00 am
Penzance is once
Penzance is once again staging another Guinness World Record attempt for the most pirates you can fit in any one place. It held the record in 2011 but was beaten by Hastings two years later.
This event takes place on August 27th. Pop on some pirate costume and get yerselves down there, my ‘ansome!
(Sunday) 1:00 am - 1:00 am
An absolute must
An absolute must for all fish-lovers, and all for a great cause as money raised goes to the Royal National Mission for Deep Sea Fishermen.
You’ll have a chance to watch the Cornish Fishmonger of the Year competition, or be inspired by top local chefs demonstrating their culinary skills with locally caught, fresh seafood.
Look out for the music stages, street entertainers, luggers, gigs and jet skis.
And there’s plenty for the children to do – arts and crafts, face-painting, bouncy castles and story telling in the Fishy Tales Tent. Who could resist?
Admission: £5 and Under 16s go for free.
(Monday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm