We love this time of year when the leaves are a rich orange and days still warm, outdoor activities are still possible but as well as that there’s lots of great indoor things to do with the kids. We’ve put together a short guide of what’s taking place over the half term week in Redruth for all age groups.
We’re really excited to welcome Lowenda Peran to Redruth for the first time. Celebrating Cornish culture and its Celtic connections, featuring hundreds of performers from Cornwall, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany and the Isle of Man. Expect colourful dance displays, music throughout the town and evening entertainment with something for everyone.
- Dance displays and music on Redruth High Street and in St Rumons Gardens
- Family activities including a family Ceilidh and crafting sessions throughout the half term week
- ‘Ceilidh’ traditional dance evenings
- Youth Concert at Redruth School Thursday
- Folk music sessions and entertainment at St Rumons Social Club
- Gigs at The Drapery including an evening of music and food from Brittany and a ‘Very Cornish Halloween’ night
- Dalla ‘A Celebration of Cornish Celtic Music’ – Concert at St Andrew’s Church
- Angeline Morrison ‘The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience’ – Concert at The Drapery
- Shinty and Cornish Wrestling Demonstrations
Plus: Storytelling, Art exhibitions, workshops, singing sessions and much more! Check the website for full details including dates and times: lowenderperan.co.uk
At the fascinating Archive centre -Kresen Kernow there’s a brilliant exhibition and some free half term activities taking place. Kresen Kernow is open Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday, 9.30-4.00
Whilst you’re there, be sure to see the ‘Wrecks and Rescues’ exhibition and over the October half term, there’s drop-in for free family activities. There will be colouring, a special shipwreck inspired trail and the Lowender Peran team will be holding story-telling and activity sessions.
On Saturday 29th October at 1.30pm, there is Hevva a traditional Cornish dance and music group performing a short dance performance.
October is Black History Month and Kresen Kernow hosts a pop-up exhibition displaying a collection of Afrofuturism artwork by Cornish artist Kelly Thorne, uncovering untold stories of Black people in Cornwall over the last 400 years.
Keep an eye on the What’s On page kresenkernow.org/events, or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @kresenkernow to keep up to date.
Redruth Library and Market Way Unit 11
We have so many fun things planned for half term next week, especially our Spooky Redruth week!
Join us at Redruth Library for a range of different activities, and pop down to Market Way where there’ll be even more fun…
Tuesday 25th October
2pm: ‘Little Story Seekers’ with The Writers’ Block at Redruth Library
Wednesday 26th October
10am – 12noon: Hall for Cornwall ‘Treasure Island’ presents Mini Pirates at Redruth Library
12:15 – 1:15 and 1:45 – 2:45pm: Pumpkin Carving at Unit 12, Market Way. *Fully booked.
3pm: Spooky stories at Redruth Library
Thursday 27th October
10 – 11:15am: Mask Making at Unit 12, Market Way
11:30am: Spooky Stories at Redruth Library
2 – 4pm: Creative Activities at Redruth Library
Friday 28th October
11am: Bookstart Rhymetime at Redruth Library
1 – 2:45pm: Cupcake Decorating at Unit 12, Market Way
3pm: Spooky Stories at Redruth Library.
Saturday 29th October
10am – 1pm: Lowender Peran Music and Dance Artists at Redruth Library
Or if you’d rather enjoy the great outdoors this half term, there’s lots to see in the area, have a look at our walking routes guide here for inspiration.