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St Piran's Day: What's On?

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It’s that time again where we celebrate everything Cornish.

This national day, held on the 5th of March gives us the chance to celebrate Cornish culture, food and fine company. The day originates from Saint Piran – the patron saint of tin miners and we're excited for what this year has in store.

Julian Foye Silver Party

On Saturday Julian Foye will be holding a very special event, a Silver Party. It will be held between 11am to 4pm at their showroom in St Austell. It’s all for a brilliant cause, in aid of the Children’s Hospice South West who are celebrating their 25th anniversary.

It will be a great day out full of celebrations! You’ll find plenty of refreshments and entertainment. From a classic raffle to Cornish hand bell ringers. Children will love the many activities throughout the day including: glitter tattoos, balloons and competitions!

All money donated from the day will go to the Children’s Hospice so head on down!

Pasty Championships at Eden Project

Eden’s annual championships has once again returned. Kernow King will be providing entertainment on the day, with a visit from Fisherman’s Friends and more!

It will be a great day for the whole family to truly celebrate the legendary Cornish pasty. Not only that, you will get to see some unique flavours from those who have entered.

This event is filled with music, fun and Cornish company. There will even be an Oggy Oscar ceremony not to be missed and you can attend the many pasty workshops, pasty making and learn how to crimp!

Stuff yourself silly with pasties – or pop into the Eden Kitchen, Med Terrace or Eden Grill which will be open throughout the day.

Redruth

Redruth, the heart of Cornish Mining is the perfect location to celebrate this special day.

There will be live street entertainment throughout the day - Redruth is always busy with smiling faces! Look out for a live Samba band, voice choirs and dancers.

And of course there will be plenty of goodies to indulge in, we're talking pasties and hog roasts!

There’s also a Victorian Photographic Extravaganza from 10am – 2pm at Cornish Studies Library, Alma Place. It’s a great chance to get hands on, create your own Victorian family portrait and so more more. The Alma Place will also have a free Kids Zone to keep the kids busy.

Don’t forget Redruth has a free coach to make travelling around Redruth that little bit easier.

Bodmin

Bodmin welcomes the community to come together on the 4th of March. It’s a real family treat - the festival will kick off with the parade at 11am which will continue down through to the Mount Folly.

Expect a day of singing, dancing, laughter and all things Cornish. The whole day will come to an end at St Petroc’s Church where families can enjoy a delicious Cornish pasty!

Everyone’s welcome – so come join in with the fun!

Newquay

This Saturday, Newquay will be celebrating!

Newquay Rowing Club will be holding a coffee morning. Enjoy songs, talks and demonstrations where everyone's welcome.

The Spring Festival will begin at 11am at Killacourt. There will be so much to get stuck into – from heritage rides to lots of choirs and dancing to join in with.

Newquay Town Band will also be making an appearance beginning at Park/Beach Road!

Finish the night off and boogie the night away at Newquay Rowing Club with ‘A Cornish Evening of Music and Dance’. There will be refreshments, entertainment and Cornish cheer. If you fancy something a little different head to Crantock Church where ‘PRaise The Roof’ will be in full swing with “Fiddle me Timbers”.

Truro

This Saturday take the whole family to Truro for Cornish greatness. This annual festival is celebrating our culture, music and identity. The parade will begin at 1pm leaving from St George’s Road.

Children will be fascinated by the many activities available from craft work, storytelling and dancing. Head on down to Lemon Quay from 10am – 4pm for some marquee fun.

In the evening, enjoy a Cornish Music band and enjoy their Celtic music. Kernow King will also be making an appearance at 6:30pm – so grab those tickets!

Falmouth

Head on down to Falmouth for a good old sing and dance. Furry Dance by the local school children will be endless entertainment and the streets will be buzzing.

The parade will begin at The Moor, and you are more than welcome to join in with the festivities as they make their way through the town.

Kernow In The City

Perhaps you’re not in Cornwall to join in with the celebrations? In this case, London will be holding 'Kernow In The City' at Rich Mix to celebrate all things Cornish. Pasties, ales and Cornish talent will be making the night one never to forget.

Enjoy the headliners The Oggymen, a 12 piece group of shanty singers ready to make the night a good one. That’s not all, plenty of other Cornish beauties will be joining in with the fun including Louis Eliot and The Grenaways to name just a few.

Where will you be celebrating this St Piran’s Day?

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