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Unveiling Redruth – April 2024

Unveiling Redruth April

Spring Into Action: April Adventures and Activities!

As April approaches, the vibrant town of Redruth awakens with an array of exciting activities and events, promising something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a local seeking new adventures or a visitor eager to explore, join us in unveiling Redruth and it’s rich tapestry of happenings awaiting you this April.


The Rime of the Ancient Marine

Monday 1st April

Witness the epic tale of the ancient mariner, a seafarer who embarks on a harrowing voyage fraught with supernatural encounters, curses, and redemption. The talented John O’Mahony (Bilbo Baggins in The Watermill’s highly successful production of Lord of the Rings) will transport you to the high seas, where every twist and turn of the narrative will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Don’t miss this extraordinary event that combines the power of live performance with the enduring magic of classic literature. Whether you’re a fan of poetry, theatre, or simply enjoy a compelling story, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” promises an evening of enchantment and wonder.

Save the date and secure your tickets for a night that transcends time and space.
Tickets required.

Where: Scorrier House,TR16 5AU
When: 7:30 pm

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EGG-CELLENT Easter Archives – Kresen Kernow

Tuesday 2nd April 

Join us for some creative activities for the whole family during the Easter holidays.

Come and make a beautiful Easter egg basket using copies of treasured archives from our collection. Then paint or draw swirls, zigzags, faces or any pattern you like onto wooden eggs!

Fill your Easter basket with rainbow tissue paper and hide your eggs in the middle. Take your basket home to hang up, or to be the perfect centrepiece for your table!

This activity is free and for all ages.  There’s no need to book – just drop in!

Where: Kresen Kernow, TR15 1AS
When: 10:00am – 12:00pm

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Cornwall Circus and Performing Arts Easter Camp

Friday 5th April – 7th April

Come and join a circus skilled fun Easter camp week where you will learn new skills, have fun, make memories and enjoy the wellbeing fair on the Sunday.  Dates are 5-7th April 2024. Please state which day you wish to purchase ticket for. We have shortened this event .
Discounted places are available for families receiving benefits – please contact to discuss.

Single Adult camping and event ticket for 5 -7th April 2024 – £55 per adult (camping and event and wellbeing fair).
Family ticket for three £100 (camping and event and wellbeing fair)
Family ticket for four £150 (camping and event and wellbeing fair)

Where: Chyan Cultural Centre, Penryn, TR10 9BT
When: 8:00am – 8:00pm

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EASTER ACTIVIES at Redruth Library

Friday 5th April 

*Fully Booked*
Join us for an egg-citing Easter egg hunt at the library! Search high and low among the bookshelves to find 100 colourful eggs hidden throughout. But keep your eyes peeled for the golden egg – it holds an egg-stra special surprise toy for one lucky winner! Gather your friends and family for a hopping good time filled with fun and surprises.

This is a FREE event. Children participating in the Egg Hunt must book their spots and be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Adults are required to book a ticket to supervise.

Redruth Library and Information Services, TR15 2DA
When: 9:45am – 10:30am

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Redruth Town Market

Saturday 6th April 

Join us for the lively Redruth Town Markets every first Saturday of the month, from 10 am to 2 pm. Experience the best of our community with delicious street food, toe-tapping live music, and unique crafts.
Bring your friends and family for a fantastic day out! See you there!

Redruth Town Centre
When: 10:00am – 2:00pm

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Redruth Soup Night 

Saturday 6th April 

Soup night is a chance to have a relaxed and friendly evening out in Redruth and do something lovely for someone at the same time. Come along, enjoy some Grow Box soup and Berryman’s bread, and help choose who’ll come away from the evening with a chunk of cash!

: The Art Room, Redruth, TR15 2BP
When: 7 pm – Small Entrance Fee

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Redruth Home Game – Redruth Vs Dudley 

Saturday 6th April 

Redruth Rugby Club hosts a home game against Dudley! Lets GO!!

: The Recreation Ground, Redruth, TR15 1SY
When: 14:00 – 17:30 – Kick off 2pm

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Tropical Pressure – Battle of the Bands 

Saturday 6th April 

Five bands battle for your hearts to win a slot on the main stage at Tropical Pressure 2024!

Five bands, one night… Who will win the main stage slot? You will decide with your cheers! New and upcoming bands that deserve a main stage show, to elevate their careers and who will get a chance entertain a big crowd. All bands will be tropical by nature!

We will be welcoming the incomparable Giles King to be your compere for the night. This is a night full of new music, the first band will kick off the show at 8pm sharp!
Tickets: limited early bird £8 | Advanced £10 | OTD £12
Over 18’s Only

Where: Mount Pleasant Eco Park, St Agnes
When: 6:00pm – Music to start at 7:30 pm

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Redruth Council – Engagement Meeting

Monday 8th April 

Please join us for a meeting aimed at deliberating on crucial aspects pivotal to our town’s growth and community enrichment. This session will encompass comprehensive discussions on the strategic planning and execution of the four town festivals, regeneration initiatives, bolstering tourism, enhancing CCTV infrastructure, and optimizing avenues for grants and donations. Your invaluable insights and collaboration are integral to charting a collective roadmap for our town’s advancement and sustained prosperity.
If you wish to take part in a meeting, you will only be allowed to discuss what is on the relevant agenda. Please contact the Town Council before a meeting, stating you wish to attend.
For those attending, we ask you not to arrive any earlier than ten minutes before the start of the meeting. Please be advised there may be occasions where we have to limit the number of people attending a meeting.
All meetings are held in the Langman Room, Redruth Civic Centre, Alma Place, Redruth, commencing at 7:00 p.m. promptly. The dates indicated are provisional dates only; confirmation of these dates will be on the issue/receipt of the agendas and associated meeting papers.

: Redruth Civic Centre, TR15 2DA
When: 7:00 pm

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Prickle Power Road Run (Duchy Capri and Ford Club)

Monday 10th April 

Anything you can contribute towards helping me achieve my target will be massively appreciated.

The Road Run will be taking place on April 10th setting off from Perran View Holiday park in Perranporth and finishing at Helston Boating lake after touring the counties coastal roads. £20 a car for those partisipating.

Where: Perran View Holiday Park in Perranporth
When: 9:30am – 10:00am


EASTER ACTIVIES at Redruth Library

Friday 12th April 

Join us for an egg-citing Easter egg hunt at the library! Search high and low among the bookshelves to find 100 colourful eggs hidden throughout. But keep your eyes peeled for the golden egg – it holds an egg-stra special surprise toy for one lucky winner! Gather your friends and family for a hopping good time filled with fun and surprises.
This is a FREE event.
Children participating in the Egg Hunt must book their spots and be accompanied by a supervising adult. Adults are required to book a ticket to supervise.

: Redruth Library, TR15 2DA
When: 9:45 am – 10:30pm

Get ready to unleash your inner artist! Join us this Friday, April 12th, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm for a drop-in craft session filled with finger painting fun!
This is a free drop-in session for all ages!

: Redruth Library, TR15 2DA
When: 2:00 pm – 3.30pm

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Redruth Book Feast

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st April

We are delighted to be back for a second Redruth Book Festival, building on the foundations we laid last April. This year our festival has grown to include a Childrens Festival, which will take place on Friday and Saturday at the Library, and the main festival will start with a magical evening of folklore and feminism with a Literary Salon hosted by Scary Little Girls. The weekend is packed with a literary and culinary feast – with writers discussing our theme of the land and our connection to it – from growing our food, to walking the coast path and designing beautiful gardens. We’ll have a panel discussion about the unique geology of Cornwall underneath our feet led by our headline sponsor Cornish Lithium, and of course, there will be plenty of delicious food to feast on!

Book your tickets now!

Where: Redruth Drapery, West End, Redruth TR15 2RZ
When: A variety of times, check the website for details.

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Wine Escape 

Saturday 19th April

Step back into the roaring 1920’s and enjoy the glamour and extravagance of Hawker Wine Estate. You have been invited to an exclusive party hosted by the very wealthy owners, the Von James family. But the celebrations turn sour when a storm of vengeance, lies and deceit ruins the evening. You must stick together, hold your nerve and beat the clock in order to escape Hawker alive…

Where: The Penventon Hotel, Redruth TR15 1TE
When: Doors open at 6.30pm |  Dinner is served from 7.15pm |  Show starts at 8.30pm

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Scary Little Girls: Folklore Literary Salon

Friday 19th April

Scary Little Girls is a vibrant, hard-working production hub run by Artistic Director Rebecca Mordan, whose commitment and passion for theatrical and artistic storytelling is borne out by the variety of scary little work they have created and the support they have from their scary little artists and audiences.

Where: The Redruth Drapery, Redruth, TR15 2RZ
When: 7:30pm – 9pm

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Redruth Library Book Feast

Saturday 20th April

Rebecca Cobb grew up in Buckinghamshire and Somerset, surrounded by coloured pencils, felt pens, wax crayons, poster paints and pieces of paper. She studied illustration at Falmouth College of Arts and has been living and working as an author and illustrator in the town ever since. In 2013, she won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Picture Books, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Where: Redruth Library, TR15 2DA
When: 9:30am.

Justyn Edwards’ debut novel The Great Fox Illusion was Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Month in 2022, listed by Waterstones as one of their Best Children’s Books of the Month, and a Toppsta Best Book of the Month. It won the Kernow Youth Book Award and was listed for the Adrien Prize, the Phoenix Book Award, the Children’s Literature Festivals Book Awards, the Fantastic Book Awards, and the Dudley Children’s Book Award. It is already being published in half a dozen languages, and Justyn is currently editing the third book in the Great Fox series.

: Redruth Library, TR15 2DA
When: 11:30am.

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Redruth – Meet Your Councillor

Saturday 20th April

Do you have a question for your local councillor? Want to find out more about what your Councillor does? Once a month, there will be a ‘meet your Councillor’ session in Redruth Library on a Saturday from 10.30am – 12.30pm. *Some times and locations may vary depending on events happening in Redruth.

Where: Redruth Library, TR15 2DA
When: 10:30am – 12:30am

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The Specsavers’s Redruth Local Hero Award Night

Friday 26th April

We will be honouring the deserving nominees with their awards as recognition of their contributions as Redruth’s Local Heroes.These individuals have made significant contributions to our community, embodying the spirit of selflessness, dedication, and service. Their efforts have not gone unnoticed, and it is with great pleasure that we bestow upon them the recognition they truly deserve.

This year’s entrants can be nominated in any of the following categories.

  • Good Neighbour Award sponsored by Penventon Park Hotel
  • Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Premiere Contractors Ltd
  • Best Community Project sponsored by Thurstan Hoskin Solicitors
  • Young Person of the Year sponsored by Redruth & Camborne Lions (up to 25 years old)
  • Environment and Climate Change Hero sponsored by Tesco Redruth Tolgus
  • Sportsperson of the Year sponsored by Specsavers Redruth
  • Best New Local Business sponsored by Redruth & District Chamber of Commerce (established on/after 1st October 2022)
  • Best Green Business sponsored by Sanders Design

Where: The Penventon Hotel,
When: By Invitation Only

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Camborne’s Trevithick Day

Saturday 27th April

Steam engines and steam parade . Sound stages with local bands and choirs . Street entertainers . Stalls . Street food . Funfair . Exhibitions . Schools competition . Vintage vehicles . Stationary engines . Morning and afternoon dances led by Camborne Town Band . Park & Ride on vintage buses .

Where: Camborne Town Centre
When: 9.30am – 4 pm

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Krowji Micro Market

Saturday 27th April
Stallholders will be located in our meeting rooms behind the cafe as well as in the 1907 building foyer and corridor.
There will be a range of handmade goods for sale including ceramics, prints and jewellery. Participating artists include Purdys Art, Kate Aimers and Susywardceramics. A full list of participants will be released on our social media pages in due course.
Our onsite café The Grow Box Cafe will be open serving coffees, cakes and delicious lunches so please do come along to support our local makers and enjoy a delicious treat from our café!

: Krowji, West Park, TR15 3GE
When: 10.30am – 3 pm

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Gwennap Riding Club Showing & Working Hunter Show

Sunday 28th April
Open to members and non-members.
Entries online in advance only.
**Additional entries may be taken on the day, but strictly only for combinations who have pre-entered at least 1 class online. On the day entries will not be taken for new combinations. **
9am Ridden Showing Ring 1
Juniors & Seniors will be combined, but placing will be split and if sufficient entries, classes will also.
Where: Scorrier Estate, TR16 5AU

When: From 9am

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That’s it for now! Look out for next months blog so you can plan for May 2024 and beyond.


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