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What’s on in Cornwall this September 2021

eXPLORE Cornwall this September WITH US…

With a range of workshops, foodie festivals and exciting sporting events this month, we can’t wait to get out and spectate everything Cornwall has to offer this month. In this blog, we collate a list of all the very best activities to get involved with in Cornwall this September. Let us know which ones you’ll be going along to!


: Salty Songs

1st September: Celebrating cornwall, woodfired feast, Truro

Where: 50 minute drive from The Greenbank

A cookery school like no other, Philleigh Way is just off the coast of the River Fal and not only has unique culinary education experiences but stunning views too. At this cookery school you’ll be taught by talented chefs that will cook on an open fire and serve a selection of the finest meat, fish and shellfish that Cornwall has to offer. You’ll get to eat and drink with the other guests and relax around a  beautifully decorated table surrounded by picturesque landscapes.

You can find more information and purchase tickets for this tantalising event, here.


: Enys Gardens

1st September: TWisted tales outdoors, ENYS GARDENS

Where: 10 minute drive from The Greenbank

Touring Cornwall this summer, ‘Owdyado Theatre are bringing a hilarious comic evening of Twisted Tales by writers from Cornwall and around the UK. This variety of mini plays include tales of ghosts on New Year’s Eve, secrets from supermarkets, and more. All are welcome, but as a guide the recommended age is 12+. There will also be lovely vegan dhal served before the start of the play, so cosy up and enjoy a performance that will leave you laughing your socks off.

Buy your ticket, here.


: Kresen Kernow

1st September: Make a mini etching, kresen kernow

Where: 25 minute drive from The Greenbank

This free family learning workshop at Kresen Kernow is the perfect place to take your little ones for a day out. Kresen Kernow’s ‘Cornwall Centre’ is home the world’s largest collection of documents, maps and photographs of Cornwall. It’s also a popular exhibition space and holds many workshops as well as fun family events. In their latest workshop with Mel Young, you’ll get to make a mini-etching, inspired by medieval manuscripts. The available time slots for these sessions are 10am-11:30am, 12:30am-2pm and 2:30pm-4pm. Booking is essential via Eventbrite, which you can find here.


📷 : Country and Townhouse 

2nd September: The wolves of willoughby chase, minack theatre

Where: 1 hour 20 minutes from The Greenbank

Watch Joan Aiken’s gothic adventure full of tongue-in-cheek humour come to life on the Minack Theatre’s stage. In this action-packed adventure story, Bonnie and Sylvia find themselves at the mercy of evil governess, Miss Slighcarp and her cruel sidekicks. Will the children be able to foil her terrible schemes? Throughout this production you’ll get to follow the courage and loyal friendship of the characters as well as feeling completely immersed in the story line with live folk music played alongside. With tickets at only £10 and half price for children, this is a performance you won’t want to miss.

: The Alverton


Where: 25 minute drive from The Greenbank

True Foxes, aka cousins Amie and Chloe, travel around Devon and Cornwall performing beautifully harmonious folk and pop covers. Since forming, they have played at over a hundred different venues and festivals. We’re very excited for this talented duo to be gracing The Alverton’s Summer Garden Sessions stage this year! All guests will be greeted with a delicious cocktail on arrival and get to dine al fresco with tempting tapas served by talented chefs. For the perfect summer evening, you can purchase your tickets via Eventbrite, here.


: Harry Baker

3rd September: I am 10,000 tour: Harry Baker, Newquay

Where: 55 minute drive from The Greenbank

Mathematician and now world slam champion, Harry Baker, is taking to the road to unveil his new tour, I am 10,000. During this hilarious tour, Harry celebrates numbers, words and life itself. Harry is best known for his TED talk about prime number poetry that’s been watched by millions. His whimsical and quick-witted sense of humour will keep you captivated and make for a stand-up performance like no other. Try something new with a ticket to Harry’s latest tour, here.


: Tour of Britain

5th September: Cornwall tour of britain

Where: All over Cornwall

This September 2021, Cornwall will be hosting The Tour of Britain cycle race for the first time. This eagerly anticipated event will kick off at Penzance Western Promenade and finish in Bodmin, passing through St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth and our very own Falmouth!

Head to the website to discover the full route and find out how you can support the riders.

: The Telegraph

10th September: THIS can’t be it: Mark Watson, trebah garden

Where: 15 minute drive to The Greenbank

Mark Watson is back on tour and ready to put a smile on your face with his latest tour, This Can’t Be It. Spiritual enquiry meets observational comedy as this multi-award winning comedian ponders the big questions of life on stage. A ticket to this performance is a guaranteed hour of laughs. Why not spend the day exploring the gorgeous sub-tropical gardens of Trebah before ending the evening on a high? Tickets are available for purchase, here.


: St Ives Food Festival

17th – 19th SEPTEMBER: St Ives Food Festival, porthminster beach

Where: 55 minute drive from The Greenbank

A day out of incredible Cornish food, music, workshops and family fun, this festival is the ultimate event to visit this September. The St Ives Food and Drink Festival is a free event to enter, but tickets are needed for music and evening sessions at The Lighthouse Stage. Free entry will give you access to a range of chef demos, street food, food workshops, kids’ activities, bars and much more. A perfect festival for the whole family to attend, set on the beautiful Porthminster beach – what’s not to love?


Watergate Hill Climb

18TH – 19TH September: Watergate sprint

Where: 55 minute drive from The Greenbank

Nestled on the coast of north Cornwall, this motorsport event is certainly worth going to spectate. Competitors get to race on a closed-road challenge, starting just yards from the Atlantic shoreline. This challenging course then winds all the way up a 720-metre climb. With over a hundred cars taking part, the two day event will leave you feeling energised and amazed by the incredible challenges, as well as the sensational landscape surrounding them. Watergate Sprint is also known for benefiting lots of local charities, so we’d recommend taking along a bit of cash to pop in the buckets going by!

Keep updated with the latest information about spectating, or enter your vehicle, here.


Fancy discovering all the things to do in Cornwall this September? Our team at The Greenbank can’t wait to welcome you! Check availability here and book direct for the best rates, guaranteed.

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