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St Pirans Day Celebrations!

Tywarnhayle Square, Perranporth TR6 0ER, UK

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Thomas Bowes | Bach Pilgrimage 2020

St Michaels Church, Perranporth

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Pentabus Theatre | One Side Lies The Sea

Perranporth Memorial Hall, Perranporth TR6 0ZN, UK

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Carn to Cove

Tolgus Hill, Redruth TR15, UK

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Carn to Cove

Tolgus Hill, Redruth TR15, UK

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Perranporth

Home to one of Cornwall’s most spectacular beaches, the busy town of Perranporth is a popular resort favoured by surfing fanatics thanks to its three miles of golden sands and Atlantic swell. The beach is backed by vast sand dunes (Penhale Sands), which are routinely used for orienteering competitions.

According to legend, the patron saint of Cornwall, St Piran, was found washed up on Perranporth’s beach after having been cast to sea off the Irish coast with a millstone tied to his body. St Piran was then said to have built an oratory in Perranporth to promote Christianity and later became known as the Patron Saint of Tinners after his discovery of the precious metal tin. The people of Perranporth pay tribute to St Piran each year in March, through the annual St Piran’s play and procession which is held on Perran Sands, attracting thousands of spectators.

In more recent years, Perranporth has become known for hosting a vast array of local and international musical acts, both at the annual Tunes in the Dunes festival and on stage at the Watering Hole, the UK’s only bar on the beach.

Tunes in the Dunes takes place in the summer and has welcomed critically acclaimed headline acts including James Morrison, The Waterboys and Seth Lakeman, performing to a stunning backdrop. The Watering Hole also runs its annual Bands in the Sands programme which has welcomed international acts such as Seal and iconic rock favourites, The Darkness.

categories Cornish & Heritage, Food & Drink, Live Music

St Pirans Day Celebrations!

Thu 5th Mar, 2020

The Tywarnhayle, Perranporth

categories Live Music, Spiritual

Thomas Bowes | Bach Pilgrimage 2020

Sat 23rd May, 2020

St Michaels Church, Perranporth , Perranporth

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categories Art, Community, Theatre

Pentabus Theatre | One Side Lies The Sea

Thu 28th May, 2020

Perranporth Memorial Hall, Perranporth

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