What’s on

Dec
17
Sun
2017
Minack’s Christmas Cracker – Dec 17
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Minack's Christmas Cracker - Dec 17
  • presented by Mount Charles Band

Start your Christmas with us as Mount Charles Band serves up a festive feast of your favourite Christmas tunes in their own special style.

Dec
29
Fri
2017
Storytelling – The Two Wizards – December 29
Dec 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Storytelling - The Two Wizards - December 29

If you go up to the cliffs today you had better go in disguise . . .

Keep your eyes open for the two grizzly old wizards who haunt the cliff tops above the tiny Cornish cove of Porthgwarra.

There is only one thing that is more trouble than a grumpy wizard – Two grumpy wizards.
Can no one save the village?

John Brolly tells this enchanting original tale of wizard wars and magic in the Cornish mist. Packed full of comical and interactive madness.

No advance booking required – Tickets available on the door

Jan
1
Mon
2018
Storytelling – The Sea Show – January 1
Jan 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Storytelling - The Sea Show - January 1

Storytelling with puppets and songs for families with young children. Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ mermaid, Ruan the reformed seagull and salty seadog Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous sea-squirts, anemones, limpets, crabs and pilchards.

Suitable children aged 4+ and their families.

No advance booking for this event – tickets available on the door.

May
14
Mon
2018
Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends – May 14
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends - May 14
  • a concert by Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends

Bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience for more than 25 years the Fisherman’s Friends have met on the Platt (harbour) in their native Port Isaac to raise money for charity, singing the traditional songs of the sea handed down to them by their forefathers.

Ticket on sale from 1st December, 2017

May
17
Thu
2018
Scott Matthews – May 17
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Scott Matthews - May 17

The Great Untold Tour 2018

Tickets on sale now.

Putting my world on the line
Turning one leaf at a time
Never knowing what I’ll find

 

A man. A guitar. And a song.
It sounds simple, doesn’t it? And it is.
Scott Matthews’ new record, The Great Untold, is a career-defining masterpiece. The sixth studio album by the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter is the one that many have craved: it is a masterclass in honesty, instinct and reflection.

A largely acoustic recording, Matthews’ sublime new record features sparse production. Recorded at home and in acoustically resonant rural churches, instrumentation has been jettisoned. His ten-song cycle is the sound of a man comfortable in his own skin, putting his neck on the line with a collection of otherworldly songs.

The ghosts of Paul Simon, Tim Buckley, Nick Drake and John Martyn loom large on a collection that ranks alongside work by some of the world’s great singer-songwriters. On his sixth record, Matthews has created songs that are breathtaking in their beauty and audacious in their simplicity.

The absence of drums, bass, cello and flute on The Great Untold, however, should not infer that it lacks depth. Far from it. The richness in Matthews’ new work comes from subtle playing and mellifluous melodies. He has improved again. He has become a master of his craft; a man who can play like Bert Jansch, sing like an angel and write songs that Joni Mitchell might admire.

May
18
Fri
2018
Show Of Hands – May 18
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Show Of Hands - May 18

Show Of Hands – ‘Where We’re Bound’ Tour 2018

Tickets on sale from December 1st

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer: two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound.

Dovetailing old songs with new, this is an unmissable celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts, the original duo format makes a rare return to more intimate settings. Steve and Phil’s special guest is compelling musician and fellow Devonian Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe.