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Reach for the Sky Aviation Festival

RNAS Culdrose, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7RH

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Helston Pride Picnic

Coronation Park, Porthleven Road, Helston, Helston, TR13 0RA

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Kara Hellys Gwariers

16, Coinagehall Street, Helston, TR13 8EB

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Miracle Theatre: Love Riot

Trelowarren Helston Cornwall TR12 6AF

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The Railway Children

Helston Railway, Prospidnick, Helston, UK

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Godolphin Lantern Festival

Godolphin Cross, TR13 9RA

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Miracle Theatre

Miracle Theatre, Unit 4 Penrose House, Redruth, TR16 4DE

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Kestle Barton

Kestle Barton, Manaccan, United Kingdom

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Helston

Located at the northern end of the Lizard Peninsula, Helston is tucked away just 12 miles away from the vibrant town of Penzance, and nine miles from beautiful Falmouth.

As a former stannary and cattle market town, Helston is perhaps best known for its annual Furry Dance, or the Flora Dance as it’s known to locals. Believed to have originated from the medieval period, the Furry Dance is said to be one of Britain’s oldest customs. The annual Flora Day event takes place each May and celebrates this ancient tradition through a variety of dance performances which take place throughout the day, from the first morning dance through to the early evening dance.

In addition to its Furry Dance heritage, Helston is also home to a variety of venues which regularly stage a wide range of performances, from intimate, acoustic concerts to lively and compelling theatre. Nancegollan Village Hall has welcomed many artists to its stage, including ‘Spectacular’ by Cana, a classical trio of performers who tell stories of love, betrayal and passion through their high-energy cabaret show.
Helston is also home to the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose which runs its annual Air Day show each July. Visitors can witness some of the most awe-inspiring flying displays and get up close to state-of-the-art aircraft and meet the aircrew who fly these iconic helicopters around the world.

For an authentic Cornish experience, a trip to Helston has all the ingredients for a culture-packed fun day out for the family.

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Reach for the Sky Aviation Festival

Sat 22nd Jun, 2024

RNAS Culdrose, Helston

  £0 — £10

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categories Art, Community

Helston Pride Picnic

Sat 22nd Jun, 2024

Coronation Park, Helston

categories Cornish & Heritage, Family, Festivals

Godolphin Festival of Archaeology

Sat 1st Jun, 2024 — Wed 31st Jul, 2024

Godolphin Cross, Helston

categories Community, Cornish & Heritage, Dance, Live Music, Spoken Word

Kara Hellys Gwariers

Thu 13th Jun, 2024 — Wed 31st Jul, 2024

The Angel Hotel, Helston

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Miracle Theatre: Love Riot

Fri 9th Aug, 2024 — Sat 10th Aug, 2024

Trelowarren, Helston

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categories C365 Box Office, Cornish & Heritage, Family, Outdoor, Theatre

The Railway Children

Wed 14th Aug, 2024 — Sun 18th Aug, 2024

Helston Railway, Helston

  £18 — £22

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Anthology of Rural Life – Farmers of The Lizard

Sat 15th Jun, 2024 — Sun 1st Sep, 2024

Kestle Barton, Helston

categories Cornish & Heritage, Festivals, Talks

Tinners Festival

Fri 6th Sep, 2024 — Sun 15th Sep, 2024

Godolphin Cross, Helston

categories Christmas, Cornish & Heritage, Festivals

Godolphin Lantern Festival

Fri 13th Dec, 2024

Godolphin Cross, Helston