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What’s On In January: Cornwall’s Diary

January usually means dark mornings, detoxes and a lull in the diary. But, as ever, there’s plenty going on in Cornwall. Discover our calendar round-up – from art exhibitions and film screenings, to theatre and parades. Explore our list of what’s on in January in Cornwall here.

until 5th January: World Illustration Awards 2018 Exhibition, Falmouth Art Gallery

Where: right on our doorstep!

Showcasing the very best emerging and professional illustrators from around the world, this exhibition features the winning entries to the World Illustration Awards 2018. With over 3000 entries from 75 countries, the awards are judged by globally recognised industry professionals. The work this year is notable for its energy, bold engagement, colour and a multitude of themes.

4th December – 29th January: Tate Around Town, St Ives

Where: 50 minute drive from The Greenbank

Discover how the small fishing town of St Ives became an art capital of the world. Join the tour guides for a 90 minute art-focused tour of St Ives and listen to the stories of the artists who called this special place home. Ending at Tate St Ives, this experience is not one to miss.


10th January: An Artist’s Eyes with Director Q&A, The Poly, Falmouth

Where: right on our doorstep!

Discover what lies beneath the money and hype of the contemporary art scene through Jack Bond’s film of one of the UK’s best-selling artists Chris Moon. From his shows to his studios, Moon lets the camera into his life to experience his relationship with painting. From the depression triggered by his practice, to his anarchy towards the art circuit. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jack Bond.


12th January – 30th March: A Good Night, Falmouth Art Gallery

Where: right on our doorstep!

Think Cornish landscapes, townscapes and seascapes with a twist. Falmouth Art Gallery presents works that have all been completed by artists between sunset and sunrise. Featuring nightscapes by contemporary and historic artists alike, expect to see work by Matthew Draper, Thomas Cooper, Kurt Jackson, Trevor Bell and Benjamin Warner to name a few.


 12th January: Hyde & Seek, Flat Packed Theatre, Callington

Where: 1 hour 20 minute drive from The Greenbank

Experience a rip-roaring thriller, which expands on the world of Robert Louis Stevenson’s metaphor on duality – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – in this unsettling ghost story. The show uses innovative lighting, chilling soundscapes and a whole host of other unconventional technical wizardry to create a lavishly visual story-telling experience.


17th January: The Big Blind, The Acorn theatre, Penzance

Where: 40 minute drive from The Greenbank

The Big Blind bring to life an ancient full-bloodied fairy tale for modern audiences, combining storytelling and music into a playful performance. They weave fairytale versions from Norway, Scotland, Ireland and India with contemporary Scandinavian folk music, exploring the consequences for the young when older generations fail to make adult decisions. Dominic Kelly brings the story to life and deftly navigates the way through a multi-layered narrative.


24th January: The Non-Psychic ‘Psychic’ Show, The Acorn theatre, Penzance

Where: 40 minute drive from The Greenbank

Psychic performances are popping up everywhere with people claiming the ability to communicate with the dead. But what if you could see a performance where you can see how much psychic phenomena can easily be faked? This is why magician, comedian and escapologist Greg Chapman created his Non-Psychic Psychic show. Using the full range of magic, escapology and other performance skills, he takes the audience through fraudulent mediums – from the Victorian seances to modern psychic readings, but all clearly presented as trickery.


26th January: Bikelights: Flying Circus, Wadebridge

Where: 1 hour drive from The Greenbank

The magical and much-loved illuminated bicycle-based parade will take place this year for their fifth year running. This hugely successful community spectacle is expected to be bigger and better than ever. With over 700 bikes and a host of newly commissioned artists bikes on the theme of the Flying Circus, you will see elephants, fire sculptures, flying trapeze and magnificent illuminated creations of all shapes and sizes.


27th January: Antiques Fair, Millennium House, Liskeard

Where: 1 hour 10 minute drive from The Greenbank

The long established fair has a wide variety of stands selling jewellery, glass, ceramics, pictures, mirrors, postcards, stamps, furniture, taxidermy and so much more. Not only this but there will be an amazing selection of boxes, trunks and cases, with quirky and unusual finds set in two rooms of Millennium House.


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