What's On Guide: May 2015
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
What's On: Fowey Festival of Words and Music
Taking place from the 9th to the 16th May, the Fowey Festival of Words and Music brings together a vast selection of people from the musical and literary worlds, in a festival organised by the fantastic du Maurier Festival Society.
Featuring members of the Poldark television series in a Q&A panel, a Guinness World Record attempt, and a host of authors, bands and historians, this event is set to be one of the biggest Festivals in Cornwall this year! For more details, have a look at our previous feature found here.
What's On: International Male Voice Choral Festival
Continuing the Festival theme, currently underway and running through until the 4th May is the International Male Voice Choral Festival at the Eden Project. 70 choirs from 15 different countries are taking part in this biannual festival, and set in the stunning surroundings of the Eden Project make it just that little bit more special! Just a short distance from our hotel here in Fowey, this is a perfect event for all music lovers.
What's On: Lostfest in Lostwithiel
For the whole of Sunday 17th May, the town of Lostwithiel is filled with a mix of events, with over one hundred stalls of food, arts and crafts, as well as demonstrations throughout the town. Stalls containing jewellery, paintings, antiques and ceramics, amongst others, line the streets for browsing and shopping.
There are also a range of food companies offering everything from curry to seafood. With live music and entertainment all day, this festival has something for everyone to enjoy! All of the events are free, but donations to The Front Line Emergency Equipment Trust (FLEET) are gratefully accepted, as this money goes towards supporting the ambulance service in Cornwall, as it has done for the past 20 years.
More information on this event can be found on the Lostfest website here.
What's On: Wild Food Walk at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
On Wednesday 27th May, there will be a walk around The Lost Gardens of Heligan with wild food forager Emma Gunn. As an experienced forager, Emma will teach walkers how to identify wild plants for culinary use, as well as teaching about their history.
This event is perfect for everyone, whether you are a complete beginner, nature enthusiast, or just a food lover! You will be surprised about the abundance of wild food that is growing in Cornwall. With limited places available, it's advised you book quickly. Full details can be found on the Heligan website here. Make sure you bring your walking boots!
What's On: Wind in the Willows River Cruise
There are a series of river cruises coming up over the following months, the first of which occurring on the 30th May. Heading up river on a gentle cruise to the beautiful village of Lerryn, the Wind in the Willows cruise will teach about the author Kenneth Grahame. Visitors will learn about his association with Fowey and Lerryn; the latter of which is said to be the setting for his book. The tour is accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide, who will be there full of information every step of the way. Advanced booking for this cruise is essential, so for full details of prices and how to book, click here.
LostFest Logo courtesy of Lostfest & Fowey Festival Logo courtesy of Fowey Festival
Photo courtesy of Andrew Wilkinson, GeographBot & Paul K under Creative Commons.