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Amelies Summer Sessions 2015

Head down to Porthleven for some summer music antics at Amelies this summer. Celebrating local and national musicians there’s plenty for foodies and music-lovers to enjoy....

The Magnificent Three - A Summer Miracle

Gather up your posse it’s time to head out to the Wild Frontier with award-winning Miracle Theatre for a rootin’-tooting’, side-splittin’, finger-clickin’, toe-tappin’, saloon-door-swingin’, double-cross-dressin’,...

Dates announced for Polo on the Beach 2015

Polo on the Beach is back baby! From Friday 26 June – Sunday 28 June 2015 the Great Western Railway polo champs returns to Watergate Bay. The event is free to attend and the fizz will be...

Poldark, Ponies & Perfect Pub Walks: Hallagenna Riding, Bodmin

Where better to visit with your equine pal than Bodmin Moor? Tors, legends and fabulous ground for miles. Hallagenna Riding, horse crew for the new Poldark series (and the Jamaica Inn series too) invited me to experience their new...

Fowey Festival of Words & Music

Cornwall’s favourite literature festival, Fowey Festival of Words & Music, has announced dates for the 18th annual lit-fest. Book worms and Daphne Du Maurier fans note down 9 – 16 May for some Fowey action....

Fat Hen Foraging 2015

Fat Hen is officially Cornwall’s only dedicated Wild Food Cookery School. Combining the diverse abundance of wild Cornish fodder with a cool place to cook up the foraged goodies (and devour them); getting yourself booked onto a course...

Etherington's Butchery Academy: no spam here

Here at the GCG we love a good excuse to get our hands dirty, and get involved in learning something new. So when the opportunity attend a butchery course at Etherington’s Butchery Academy came up, make no mis-steak, we went for...

Philleigh Way COMPETITION!

Autumn is the perfect time to get your game on. Our pals at Philleigh Way have a fabby competition up their tweeds especially for the GCG readers!...

Lusty Glaze Beach Sundowner Sessions: The Feeling

A picture perfect secluded cove, surrounded by towering cliffs. The guys at LGB have got themselves a particularly special slice of...

A Guide to… Wadebridge

Wadebridge makes an awful lot of noise for such a small town, and it isn’t letting nearby Padstow keep all the fun for itself. Neat, compact and easy to explore, Wadebridge is a great place to spend the day getting a feel for all...

Tregothnan's Garden Tours 2014

The Tregothnan Estate near Truro, home to the same family since 1335, has the largest historic garden in Cornwall. Translated from Cornish it means 'The House at the Head of the Valley’ and at the beating heart of the estate is the...

The Great Indoors: Half Term

Family days out don’t get much better than discovering the world of smuggling, checking out creepy crawlies, tearing around a magnificent playpark or having a go on an automata … and you can do all of these brilliant family things...

Wild cooking with Fat Hen

Fat Hen, passionate about wild food and their cookery school, has a new set of dates for their courses in 2014. The programme will showcase the astounding abundance and diversity of wild Cornish produce, as well as offering a venue for...

DIY Veg: Grow your own garden

When does spring officially start? Is it when the chill begins to lift, the leaves start to turn green and the rabbits are bloody everywhere? In the season of courting and regeneration spring can officially start when the green-fingered...

A Guide to... Eating in Newquay

The sun was kind enough to grace us with its presence last Monday, sandwiched between what felt like endless days of drizzle. I dragged my sister away from her PhD to pay Newquay a visit… in peak...

Regatta Round-up 2013

Calling all boat lovers and sailing enthusiasts, it’s regatta time! Don your deck shoes and stripy tops, perhaps a sailor hat if you’re feeling really enthusiastic....

Lamiroy Surf Academy

When I rocked up at Perranporth beach on an absolutely scorching Sunday afternoon, I have to say, I was a little apprehensive. Having never set foot, or anything else for that matter, on a surfboard before, I most definitely fell into...

A Guide to... Porthleven

With an audience of over 12, 000 present at this year’s Porthleven Food Festival, this pretty fishing village has earned a place on Cornwall’s ever-growing foodie circuit. With big names such as Antony Worrall Thompson as patron of...

GCG's Top Summer Fish Festivals 2013

The remainder of the summer sees Cornwall’s celebration of all things fishy, with four fish festivals taking place over August and September. Saturday August 3rd sees Portscatho host its first ever fish festival, celebrating its...

Philleigh Way Cookery School

For countryside cool, sumptuous supper clubs and cookery school courses, with a pretty awesome – jump in amongst the hay and venture down to the water to catch some fish – type attitude, the boys at Philleigh Way are the boys behind...