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12 Apr 2019

Packed schedule of family fun for new Cornish festival

Outdoor adventures, wild workshops and immersive theatre are just some of the family-friendly activities taking place at a new north Cornwall festival this May. Porthilly Spirit, 24 to 26 May 2019, is an independent festival of wellbeing, feasting, music and adventure, held on a secluded farm at the mouth of the Camel Estuary, close to… Read more


11 Apr 2019
Teresa Appleton

Ocean Group rescues development from failure

A leading Cornish social housing provider has handed over the keys to occupants of seven brand new homes, having rescued a site from a third party developer. The scheme at Lanreath, a small village west of Looe, had planning consent for 15 plots. Eight homes were built and sold by the original developer, but the… Read more


08 Apr 2019
Hidden Hut

Porthilly Spirit releases special tickets for Cornwall residents

A new Cornish food, wellbeing, music and adventure festival has today released a limited number of discounted tickets for those living in the county. Porthilly Spirit, 24 to 26 May 2019, will take place at a secluded farm close to Rock in north Cornwall. Farm owner and festival founder Will Herrmann said: “You could call… Read more


08 Apr 2019
Ocean Housing

Major redevelopment plans for St Blazey housing estate

Ambitious multi-million pound plans to redevelop Polgrean Place in St Blazey will be shared by Ocean Housing with local residents at a consultation event this month. On 16 and 17 April, St Austell-based social housing provider, Ocean Housing, is inviting members of the local community to view plans of the re-development, prior to submitting a… Read more


05 Apr 2019
Jim Michell

Former Stein chef appointed as assistant head of new Cornish cookery school

Alistair Turner, known as AJ, has been appointed assistant head of cookery at Truro School Cookery, a new family-friendly cookery school which has recently opened in Cornwall. He will work alongside the head of cookery, Maria Taylor, to create and deliver a series of courses for the general public, helping people to learn about simple-to-prepare… Read more


04 Apr 2019

The Abbeville in Clapham undergoes magnificent makeover

The renowned Abbeville pub in Abbeville Village, Clapham, has undergone a magnificent makeover. Following their recent success with The Bedford in Balham, old friends Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox of Three Cheers Pub Co, who are responsible for eight other handsome pubs in the capital, have returned to their very first tavern and… Read more


04 Apr 2019
Villagers, who will perform at Porthilly Spirit 2019 Porthilly Spirit

Line up grows for inaugural food, music, and wellness event

Mystery Jets and Villagers join the music stage, and pop-up restaurants announced Ivor Novello-winning band Villagers and indie rockers Mystery Jets have been announced for Porthilly Spirit. Taking place in north Cornwall 24 to 26 May, the inaugural event will also feature a line up of pop-up restaurants run by some of the country’s leading chefs…. Read more


03 Apr 2019
Gin and tonic cured salmon on the menu at The Beach at Bude. Jim Michell

New head chef appointed at north Cornwall restaurant

The Beach at Bude, a boutique hotel and restaurant on the north Cornish coast, has welcomed a new head chef to the team. Jamie Coleman has recently crossed the border from Devon, where he was head chef at The Masons Arms, a one Michelin-starred restaurant on Exmoor. He joins the restaurant with an impressive CV,… Read more


29 Mar 2019
Screen printing workshops with Dena O'Brien from Kiwi Print Studio Una St Ives

Last minute family friendly Easter breaks in west Cornwall

This Easter, families can be inspired by St Ives’ vibrant art scene with a hands-on screen printing workshop at a luxury self-catering resort in Carbis Bay. Una St Ives, a collection of two, three and four-bedroom eco-lodges, is offering a seven-night Easter package, which includes unlimited access to Una’s leisure club and a two-course meal… Read more


28 Mar 2019
Children enjoying a course at Truro School Cookery. James Ram

Children’s cookery classes for Easter

Truro School Cookery, a new cookery school in Truro, Cornwall has announced its Easter courses for children. Located at Truro School, an independent school for boys and girls aged three to 18, the cookery school opens its doors to the public at weekends and during school holidays. Run by fully qualified staff who are all… Read more