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WALKABOUT

Treen, St Levan, Penzance, TR19 6LF

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Duffy Beats The Devil

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, UK

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Going Mobile

PK Porthcurno, Porthcurno, Penzance, UK

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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Minack Theatre

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Scary Little Girls

Mariners, Penwerris Lane, Falmouth, England, TR11 2PF

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Porthcurno

The village of Porthcurno is situated on Cornwall’s south coast, approximately 10km from Penzance Town and 4km from Land’s End, and is home to some of Cornwall’s well-known attractions including the Minack Theatre and Telegraph Museum.

The name, Porthcurno derives from 16th century Cornish spelling, ‘Porth Cornowe’ which means ‘cove or landing place of horns or pinnacles’. This is in reference to the granite rock formations found across the cliffs and coastlines, which have been officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For a small village, Porthcurno is widely known for its history as a major international submarine communications cable station. The first submarine telegraph cable was landed on Porthcurno beach in 1870 from Portugal. Sir John Pender, who created the company who laid the first cable, had intended to use Falmouth as the UK’s first landing place, however, in the town’s busy port there was a high risk of damaging the cables on ships anchors so the cable came ashore at Porthcurno. Other early cables stretched to Vigo, Gibraltar and Madeira.

The first telegraph station was built in 1870 and had several extensions over the years, to accommodate the growing numbers of cables and staff. During the inter-war years, the station operated up to 14 cables and, for a time, became the largest submarine station worldwide.

Over the years, the station attracted many telegraphy apprentices before 1950 saw the opening of a Porthcurno engineering college. In 1970, 100 years after the first cable was landed, the telegraph station closed, however, the college continued to flourish until it’s isolation from other towns caused it too to shut its doors in 1993.

The rich history of this remarkable little village, led to the opening of the Telegraph Museum in 1998 which now houses archives from Porthcurno’s communication legacy.     

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Sense & Sensibility

Mon 17th Jun, 2024 — Fri 21st Jun, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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Doctor Dolittle

Mon 24th Jun, 2024 — Thu 27th Jun, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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Ríoghnach Connolly

Fri 28th Jun, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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As You Like It

Mon 1st Jul, 2024 — Thu 4th Jul, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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Lanterns on the Lake

Fri 5th Jul, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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WALKABOUT

Thu 4th Jul, 2024 — Sun 7th Jul, 2024

The South West Coast Path, Porthcurno

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London Assurance

Mon 8th Jul, 2024 — Thu 11th Jul, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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Dry Cleaning

Fri 12th Jul, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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The Light Burns Blue

Wed 17th Jul, 2024 — Thu 18th Jul, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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Cosmo Sheldrake

Fri 19th Jul, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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Love’s Labour’s Lost

Mon 22nd Jul, 2024 — Thu 25th Jul, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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Joni Mitchell

Fri 26th Jul, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

  £20 — £20

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This Flight Tonight

Fri 26th Jul, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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The Rink

Mon 29th Jul, 2024 — Fri 2nd Aug, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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French Lieut’s Woman

Mon 5th Aug, 2024 — Thu 8th Aug, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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Florence Adooni

Fri 9th Aug, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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Young Frankenstein

Mon 12th Aug, 2024 — Fri 16th Aug, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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Wendy and Peter Pan

Mon 19th Aug, 2024 — Thu 22nd Aug, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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Ishmael Ensemble

Fri 23rd Aug, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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Jamaica Inn

Mon 26th Aug, 2024 — Thu 29th Aug, 2024

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

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