01 March 2018

What to do in March

Spring into March with events and activities in West Cornwall

As Spring begins to blossom throughout the county, gardens are beginning to awaken, galleries are filled with exciting exhibitions, music fills the air and there is plenty to keep the kids entertained!

Here are a few activities and events available in the area.

2nd – West Cornwall Spring Show, Marazion Community Centre: Taking place at the beginning of March, this is the earliest and first flower show in the country, showcasing horticultural excellence within Penwith.

2nd - 4th – Virginia Woolf Art & Ideas Conference, Tate St Ives: Listen to an exceptional line up of artists, historians and writers as they discuss the themes of the Virginia Woolf exhibition

3rd - 5th – St Piran’s Day Celebrations: Celebrations throughout Cornwall will celebrate St Piran, Patron Saint of Cornwall.

3rd March - 2nd June – Jack Doherty, Newlyn Art Gallery: Reflecting on his recent artist residencies in Japan and China, Mousehole-based ceramicist Jack Doherty will show a new group of soda-fired porcelain vessels including both functional and sculptural work

4th March – Super Sunday, Tate St Ives: Join the team at Tate St Ives for a special family celebration of their new Modern Art and St Ives display. Draw, make, build, create and explore the new galleries and get inspired by fabulous artists that lived and worked in St Ives.

6th March – Belle & Sebastien, Hall for Cornwall: The fabulous Indie pop/folk rock band, Belle and Sebastian will appear at Hall For Cornwall as part of their 2018 UK and European tour.

8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th March - Guided Walk’s on Godolphin Estate, Godolphin: Join a guided walk of the wider estate at Godolphin and discover the nature and history at this important site. Learn about Godolphin through the ages, its mining significance, and enjoy stunning views throughout.

14th March – St Ives Stories with St Ives Archive historian Janet Axten, Tate St Ives: A new series of special talks exploring social, historical and cultural perspectives on artworks in the Modern Art and St Ives display.

15th March - 7th May - Photographic Print Exhibition, Heartlands: The local group of members of the Royal Photographic Society are delighted to have been asked to hold an exhibition at Heartlands in the Spring. The theme of the exhibition is ‘Cornwall’, which the photographers are interpreting in their own styles.

17th - 31st March – Evita, Hall for Cornwall: Following its smash hit run in London, Bill Kenwright’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita returns. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary iconic status.

22nd March– The Art of Cornwall Film Screening, Tate St Ives: Learn more about Cornwall's special place in art history with this illuminating documentary film. Choose your refreshments and settle down to watch art historian and broadcaster Dr James Fox tell the remarkable story of Cornwall's unique contribution to British art and how it became the hub of an international art movement.

22nd March - 3rd April -  Falmouth Spring Festival: This wonderful early season festival brings together the Falmouth community like no other. The festival brings an explosion of colour, life and activity to the town.

24th March - 9th June - Bringing Home the Catch: Art and Fishing in Newlyn, Penlee Gallery & Museum: Featuring a wealth of paintings, photographs and artefacts from the period 1880 to 1940, this exhibition provides an insight into how the artists chose to represent these changes, or even to ignore them for the sake of artistic license.

30th March, 1st & 2nd April - Bird Bonanza Easter Weekend, St Michael’s Mount: Make your own willow bird feeder, become an expert bird spotter, take the feather trail challenge, plant a sunflower and have a go at making your own birds nest. Who knows, maybe a chocolate egg will be laid!