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Cornwall 365’s March Top Picks

Your guide to the best things to do, events and activities happening in Cornwall this March!

March is here and it’s time to say a big ‘hello’ to Spring! This is the month to start edging away from the cosy pub fires and start venturing out for theatre, dance, comedy, excellent exhibitions, feasts and adventures of all kinds.

Read on for our Top Picks for a month full of fun in Cornwall. We’ll see you out there!

1. Duchy Ballet present The Nutcracker

Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th March
Hall for Cornwall

One enchanted Christmas Eve, Clara creeps downstairs for one of her presents and finds herself in a night of magical adventures. She falls in love with the Nutcracker who battles the Mouse King alongside the toy soldiers that have come to life.

Beautiful settings such as the Kingdom of Sweets are given an exciting blend of realism and fantasy in this sparkling production, with a wealth of Tchaikovsky’s familair favourites, including the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

2. Mozart’s Requiem by Truro Choral Society & Truro Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 10th March
Truro Cathedral

One of the most popular choral works, Mozart’s Requiem is moving, stormy, graceful and dramatic. Truro Choral Society will be joined by members of Truro Symphony Orchestra, Truro School Chamber Orchestra and talented soloists Bethany Williams (soprano), Louise Gerth (alto), Toshi Ogita (tenor) and Jacob Dennison (bass).

The audience will also be treated to excerpts from enchanting opera The Magic Flute which will be performed by Katie Shaw.

3. Lost Dog | Paradise Lost Lies Unopened Beside Me at The Centre, Newlyn

Saturday 10th March
The Centre, Newlyn

A one man staging of Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost – and not like whatever came into your head when you read the first bit of that sentence. Combining theatre, comedy and movement, this is a journey through the story of the creation of everything, condensed into 75 minutes.

It is a show which brings you the highlights of this well-known but often forgotten story beginning with Lucifer’s rebellion and ending with Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the garden of Eden. A single man plays all the characters, creates all the scenes and, despite his best efforts, falls a little short of perfection. A show for anyone who has created anything (child, garden, paper aeroplane) and then watched it spiral out of control.

4. Mother's Day at Woods Cafe

Sunday 11th March
Woods Cafe, Cardinham Woods

One of our favourite spots for some lush cakes after a trudge through the trees, Woods Cafe is doing Mother’s Day with their usual lovely lunches and sweet treats accompanied by live music from Emma Chamberlain. There will be crafts for the kids, extra undercover seating in case it rains, and maybe a few bubbles! Bring the whole family, and the dog too.

5. Mother's Day at The Eden Project

Sunday 11th March
The Eden Project

Eden is enjoying its most dazzling spring for years both inside and out – and this Mother’s Day they are offering free entry for all Mums and Grandmas who come with at least one of their children or grandchildren. You’ll find beautiful blooms inside the Mediterranean Biome and in the outdoor gardens, where the daffodils and other spring flowers are about to reach their Spring peak.

6. Royal Institution of Cornwall Science Lecture

Thursday 15th March
Royal Cornwall Museum

Two hundred years ago, the Royal Institution of Cornwall was opened as the foundations of electrical science were being laid by a generation of brilliant minds, including the Cornishman Humphry Davy. As part of their celebrations, Royal Cornwall Museum is hosting a specially commissioned science show packed full of live demonstrations. Expect lighting up lemons, finding coils strangely attractive, dashing off messages in Morse, saving the submarine telegraph and re-kindling the sparks that fired the first wireless revolution!

7. Roo’s Beach Fashion & Feast 2018

Friday 16th March
Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Newquay

Feast, fashion and cocktails – what’s not to love? Enjoy a unique evening out with cocktails, dinner, chatter and laughter along with live music, beautiful fashion pieces and accessories, and to top it all off there’ll be a Roo’s Beach pop-up shop on the night.

8. Neil Maya Quartet | The Brubeck Project at CAVe, Callington

Friday 16th March
CaVE, Callington Town Hall, Callington

This superb jazz quartet will immerse you in cool sounds with an evening of classics and the band’s own well-loved compositions.

9. Scratchworks Theatre Company: Great Train Robbery

Friday 16th March
AMATA, Penryn

In the early hours of Thursday 8th August 1963, the heist of the century is under way. Signals are scrambled, phone lines cut and millions of pounds of cash – stolen. Five days later the first clues are found, the gang is busted and the rest is history. But what about the ones that got away?

Join the four forgotten females as they leave behind their kitchen-sink lives and embark on a madcap adventure of mischief and mayhem. Using a raucous combination of physical theatre, live music and clowning, Scratchworks will unfold the untold tale of the unlikely female four.

10. Police Cops in Space at The Tolmen Centre

Sunday 18th March
The Tolmen Centre, Constantine

After his father is killed by an evil robot, Sammy Johnson, the last Police Cop in the universe, blasts off in an unmanned escape pod. Now on a distant planet, Sammy must team up with Alien fighter pilot Ranger and his trusty Cyborg C9 as they embark on an intergalactic adventure to find Earth, avenge his father and become the best damn Police Cops in space.

11. Silent Space at Glendurgan

Wednesday 21st March
Glendurgan Garden, Falmouth

Relax and switch off from the hectic day-to-day and enjoy the tranquility of Glendurgan as they create Silent Spaces for us to enjoy the restorative benefits of being in a peaceful green space.

Silent Space is an initiative building on the success of a pilot study last year. The aim is to create spaces where people can relax, switch off from the hectic world we live in, not be disturbed by the human voice and engage with nature. Once inside a Silent Space, we stop talking, turn off our phones and cameras, and switch off from social media. There are no other rules.

12. Chocolat, An evening inspired by the book and film at The Writers' Block

Wednesday 21st March
The Writer’s Block, Merlin Building, Camborne

The Story Republic invite you to a sumptuous soiree of fine dining, story and song bistro-style. inspired by the book and film Chocolat. Think fine French aperitifs, canapés, a delicious three course dinner, with poetry, song and readings from The Story Republicans. Advanced booking essential!

13. Land of Giants at The Watering Hole

Thursday 22nd March
The Watering Hole, Perranporth

Since 2009, Land of the Giants have been pulling crowds to tents to groove until they sweat with their foot-stomping beats and contagious enthusiasm. A brass section that will make you grin from ear to ear, a heavy toe-tapping bass line and Andy Quick’s sensuous, soaring vocals will make you wonder why you’ve never danced your socks off to The Giants before.

14. Falmouth Folk & Cider Fayre

Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th March
Events Square, Falmouth

Festivities for Falmouth’s Spring Festival kick off with a weekend of folk music, ceilidh dancing and cider sampling! As well as over 80 classic ciders, you’ll also find a marquee full of food stalls and arts and crafts.

15. Spring Feast at Camel Studio

Saturday 24th March
Camel Studio, near Wadebridge

Camel Studio are celebrating the arrival of Spring with a fresh feast night, including a menu created by Liam Smith-Laing featuring the best of this season’s produce. As the sun begins to set, sit down at the barn’s long tables and enjoy a three course meal that is sure to awaken your appetite for the season ahead.

16. Signs and Wonders- Light Spectacular

Saturday 24th March
St. Day Old Church

Signs and Wonders will be illuminating St Day in an epic celebration of the elements with light installations, projections, and a magical journey through the village. As well as two new exciting light works, there will also be illuminated kite flying, a steam-inspired lantern procession, performances from the Day-Light Choir and hot food and drink.

17. Kurt Jackson: Revisiting Turner’s Tourism

Saturday 24th March – Saturday 21st April
Jackson Foundation Gallery, St Just

For this touring exhibition, Kurt Jackson visited twelve of the locations in Devon and Cornwall depicted by JMW Turner – from Land’s End to Exeter – to investigate and record the profound changes that have occurred between the 19th century and the present. The exhibition showcases a diverse body of work in response to Turner’s approach and the contemporary lie of the land.

18. Wine meets Architecture | Wild Wine Club at Kudhva

Saturday 24th March
Kudhva, Tintagel

Explore the influence of architectural design on wine making as Wild Wine Club gets cosy at Kudhva. Cornish for ‘hideout’, Kudhva provides the perfect setting for tasting five wines, selected by Sommelier Debbie Warner matched with a feast of five courses freshly prepared on the grill. Arrive early for a surf, swim or explore.

19. Milk Presents… Joan at The Old Bakery

Thursday 29th March
The Old Bakery, Truro

A fearless new play about what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone – this is Joan of Arc. Packed with guts, heart and some well placed ‘packaging’, Joan fuses lyrical new writing with quick wit and cabaret prowess. Award winning cabaret artist Lucy Jane Parkinson unravels the intricacies of Joan’s defiance, subsequent demise and morphs into the men that put her there. A captivating new solo show about belonging, gender and finding our own identity – with uproarious songs that breathes new life into this centuries-old legend. We can’t wait to see this!

20. International Mining Games

Thursday 29th – Saturday 31st March
King Edward Mine, Troon

The International Mining Games sees 50 teams from Mining Schools across the world compete in 7 events of traditional mining methods in order to commemorate those who have lost their lives in industry and preserve those traditional methods for many years to come. A unique opportunity to witness traditional mining skills first-hand, up close and personal.

21. Murray Lachlan Young – How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You? at The Acorn

Friday 30th March
The Acorn, Penzance

Murray Lachlan Young promises an evening of satirical soliloquy, rock-n-roll reverie and ditty. In this stunning new live show, he explores the zeitgeist in his own unique way. With a romp into the bizarre facets of fame, fashion, people, politics, a mild erotic folk ballad and the space-time continuum, this is a unique stand up poetry/spoken word performance from one of the very best in the business.

22. Wild Spring Hare - Rogue Theatre

Friday 30th March – Monday 9th April
Tehidy Woods, near Camborne

Rogue Theatre return to the woods with a new adventure for Spring that erupts with imagination and possibility. Lose yourselves in the wild wood and find yourselves in even wilder tales, collect the clues and follow the Hare to the Woodland King. He’ll be waiting at the heart of the woods with more stories and a chocolate Easter treat for everyone!

23. The Man Engine Resurrection Tour: Geevor Tin Mine

Saturday 31st March
Geevor Tin Mine, St Just

The Man Engine is back for 2018! The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain toured the length of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site last summer, unearthing a deep lode of passion and pride. Now, the colossal miner is preparing for his Resurrection Tour which kicks off at Geevor Tin Mine, perched above the cliffs in the ultimate west.

‘The Afternooner’ gives families and big kids the chance to really get to know their favourite mechanical giant: there will be an industrial-scale feast of treats and frolics. ‘The Afterdarker’ promises an edgier extravaganza; an explosive experience including white-hot pyrotechnics. Sparks will fly!

24. St Endellion Easter Festival

Saturday 31st March – Sunday 8th April
St Endellion Church, Port Isaac

Celebrate Easter with a feast of choral and orchestral concerts, including Handel’s Messiah and Beethoven’s 3rd (Eroica) Symphony.

Imogen Weatherly

Imogen can usually be found in a village community cinema, exploring Cornwall’s great outdoors, at foodie events, or watching live theatre. When she’s not getting stuck into all the lovely cultural stuff in Cornwall, you can find her on the beach.