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An insider’s guide to Leopallooza 2017
With over 100 acts playing across seven stages, plentiful food and drink offerings, and entertainment for young and old, here is an insider’s guide of what not to miss.
AA awards for beachside hotel and restaurant
The Beach at Bude has been recognised for its high quality by the AA, winning accolades for both the restaurant and hotel.
Katherine Ryan and Russell Kane for Cornish comedy festival
Two of comedy’s biggest stars have been confirmed as headliners at Cornwall’s first comedy festival, taking place this August.

Winter breaks in Cornwall
A stylish Grade II listed hotel in Truro has launched details of its winter break offers.
Chef line up announced for 1,000 Mouths
Leading chefs James Knappett, Ben Tish, Gill Meller and Andy Appleton will be joined by teams from River Cottage, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall and Hawksmoor at Nancarrow Farm near Truro for “1,000 Mouths”.

Beach polo festival celebrates 10 years in style
Watergate Bay basked in three days of sunshine as Aspall Polo on the Beach brought high goal polo, jousting displays, fireworks, beach parties and a host of family entertainment to the north Cornwall beach.
Line-up of top chefs unveiled for this year’s Padstow Christmas Festival
Food heroes Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will be flying the flag for Cornwall at this year’s 10th Padstow Christmas Festival.
Thousands party in north Cornwall for 11th Leopallooza Festival
Big name artists, breaking talent, and thousands of music fans partied at the 11th Leopallooza Festival this weekend.

Surf and ride weekends in Cornwall
Family farmstay The Olde House are offering adventure packages combining cycling and water sports.
Cornish artisanship on display in Par showroom
The Cornish Bed Company is unveiling a range of its handmade beds in a new showroom near St Austell.
The Avalon and The Latchmere launch bottomless brunch
Starting on 1st July, south London’s favourite boutique pubs, the majestic Avalon in Clapham and the beautiful Latchmere in Battersea will now be serving brunch.
Buttermilk has announced 2017 Christmas range
The range will include their award-winning Mince Pie, Cranberry and Orange, and Irish Cream fudge, as well as some exciting new lines. The range was a sell out in 2016.
Barefoot in the running for five industry awards
We have been shortlisted five times in the CIPR’s Pride Awards for our work on Padstow Christmas Festival and Aspall Polo on the Beach.
Music fans relax in a woodland area at The Wyldes, north Cornwall. Rob Feather
Aspall Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay, Cornwall. Lewis Harrison-Pinder
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The Olde House activity break surf lesson, with Wavehunters at Polzeath. Wavehunters
The showroom above The Cornish Bed Company foundry in Par, Cornwall. Jack Kirby
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Buttermilk's Christmas baubles, which contain caramel seasalt fudge. Kingdom and Sparrow
Fireworks celebrating ten years of Polo on the Beach. Lewis Harrison Pinder

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23 Jun 2017

Award-winning PR agency celebrates 15th birthday

A multi award-winning PR and marketing agency in Cornwall celebrates its 15th birthday this month. Barefoot Media, which is based at St Wenn, south west of Wadebridge, was formed in 2002 by former journalist Jim Michell and currently employs seven staff. The agency specialises in content-led multimedia campaigns for clients involved in food and drink,… Read more


16 Jun 2017
Maximo Park will headline Leopallooza Festival on Saturday 29 July 2017.

Maximo Park join headliners at Cornish festival

Indie four piece Maximo Park will join The Cribs and Gabrielle Aplin as a headliner at Cornwall’s Leopallooza Festival this summer, 28-30 July 2017. Maximo Park, who will headline the Saturday night at the festival, formed in Newcastle in 2000 and have since released six albums, two of which went gold. The band’s debut record… Read more


06 Jun 2017

Katherine Ryan and Russell Kane for Cornish comedy festival

Two of comedy’s biggest stars have been confirmed as headliners at Cornwall’s first comedy festival, taking place this August. Katherine Ryan and Russell Kane join the previously announced Bill Bailey at Stand Up in The Wyldes, three days of laughter at the home of cult music festival Leopallooza near Bude in north Cornwall. Tickets for… Read more


01 Jun 2017
Sarah Johnson, Laurence Associates. Simon Burt

RIBA architect joins Cornish consultancy

Cornwall-based Laurence Associates has appointed its first RIBA-accredited architect. Sarah Johnson brings more than five years’ experience to the planning-led architectural practice, based at Threemilestone, just west of Truro.  She is an ARB and RIBA Chartered Architect, qualifying in 2012 at the Architectural Association in London before completing Parts I & II at Newcastle University…. Read more


01 Jun 2017
Rag'n'Bone Man on stage at 2017's Live in The Wyldes in north Cornwall. Phil Watson

Weekend of music kick-starts festival season in Cornwall

Big name artists came to Cornwall last weekend for two back-to-back gigs at The Wyldes, home of the cult music festival Leopallooza. The venue at Week St Mary, near Bude, hosted double-Brit Award winner Rag’n’Bone Man, who curated the entire bill of support acts for the show on Friday 27 May. The following night saw… Read more


25 May 2017
Aspall Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay. Lewis Harrison Pinder

Beach polo festival celebrates 10 years in style

Watergate Bay basked in three days of sunshine as Aspall Polo on the Beach brought high goal polo, jousting displays, fireworks, beach parties and a host of family entertainment to the north Cornwall beach. The tenth edition of the event, which took place from Friday 19 to Sunday 22 May, proved to be a vintage… Read more


25 May 2017
A feast at Nancarrow near Truro, Cornwall. Adam Sargent

Midsummer feasts in Cornwall

Dates have been announced for Nancarrow’s summer series of farm feasts, with menus starring the organic lamb and beef reared on the farm. Hosted at the working organic farm near Truro, in the heart of Cornwall, the midsummer feasts will take place on 14 and 21 June, and 5 July. Steve Chamberlain, whose family has… Read more


18 May 2017
Bill Bailey will be headlining Stand Up in The Wyldes in Cornwall, August 2017. Sukey Parnell

Bill Bailey to headline new comedy festival in Cornwall

Comedian, musician and West Country favourite Bill Bailey has been revealed as the first headliner for a new comedy festival taking place in Cornwall this August. Stand Up in The Wyldes will be three days of laughter, held over the bank holiday weekend from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 August 2017, near Bude in north… Read more


12 May 2017

Final lineups revealed for Live in The Wyldes shows

The complete lineups have been announced for three shows taking place at The Wyldes in Cornwall this month, with support acts joining headliners Rag’n’Bone Man, Chase & Status, and The Human League. Rag’n’Bone Man has hand-picked the acts for his talent-packed headline show on Friday 26 May. He will be joined by Living In The… Read more


12 May 2017
Ross Talling

Cornish farm to host ‘1,000 Mouths’: a four night festival of feasts

A Cornish farm will collaborate with leading chefs for four nights of feasting in aid of Action Against Hunger this autumn. Nancarrow, a 100 acre working organic farm near Truro, in the heart of Cornwall, has announced plans for ‘1,000 Mouths’: a festival of feasts which embodies their ethos of sustainable food production. The concept… Read more


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