Best Cornwall events January 2023

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Goodness, gracious. It’s damn cold out there. So we need to warm our cockles and get active by heading out to Cornwall’s best events in January 2023. It’s a new year and new us, so enjoy a range of events across the Duchy, including traditional wassailing, poetry readings, alternative therapy shows, wedding bonanzas, Cornish comedy, gigs and much more besides. There’s loads going on if you’re looking for January 2023 events in Cornwall. Read all about these fun, funky and fresh happenings for yourself below. Remember to click that lovely yellow ‘Read More’ button wherever it appears so you can access the event’s full details, though. Full steam ahead into 2023…

In The Dead of Winter: A Murder Mystery at the Royal Cornwall Museum

Date: Every day the museum is open in January 2023 (it ends on 13 February 2023)
Type: A thought-provoking and spooky murder mystery trail inside Cornwall’s biggest museum! Click the ‘Read More’ below…
Suitable for: Super sleuths, Sherlocks and clue hunters of all ages (young kids can explore the mince pie mystery too!)
Location: Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro

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Cornish Language Playgroup Session in Camborne

Date: Thursday 5 January 2023 (11am-12midday)
Type: This isn’t our usual fodder here at Proper Cornwall but we think it’s great that there’s a free local playgroup in Cornish!
Suitable for: Babies and children under the age of five with their parents or carers
Location: Booking is essential so click on the ‘Read More’ below to find out the exact location in Camborne and to book…

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Bodmin Wassail 2023: 399th edition!

Date: Friday 6 January 2023
Times: 2pm-3.30pm in Bodmin‘s town centre; 8.40pm-9.10pm at the Bodmin Folk Club; 9.15pm-9.35pm at The Weavers pub; and from 10.30pm at The Hole in the Wall pub
Type: Ancient traditional song and charity event that’s been going for an incredible 399 years in Bodmin
Suitable for: Lovers of traditional song, charity fundraising and jolly gentlemen in top hats
Locations: All across Bodmin. Click on yellow button below to find out where the chaps will be and at what time…

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Winter Steam Up at Helston Railway

Date: Saturday 7 January 2023
Type: The steam trains at Helston Railway have fun during a special ‘winter steam up’ (starting at 10am) that marks the final day of the festive period before the attraction closes down for winter maintenance
Suitable for: Trainspotters, steam punks and kids who want to go full steam ahead!
Location: Helston Railway, Trevarno Farm, Prospidnick, Helston

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Poetry reading with Ella Frears in St Ives

Date: Tuesday 10 January 2023 (from 1pm)
Type: Poetry reading by artist and poet Ella Frears (pictured above) in celebration of late sculptor Barbara Hepworth’s birthday and the current exhibition ‘Barbara Hepworth: Art and Life
Suitable for: Fans of poetry, Barbara Hepworth and the St Ives Modernists
Location: Tate St Ives gallery, Porthmeor BeachSt Ives

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‘Awareness in Singing: The Holistic Approach’ workshop

Date: Saturday 14 January 2023 (10am-3pm)
Type: A workshop (costing £10) with soprano Katy Thomson (pictured) and counsellor Harriet Schofield that explores singing and ‘improving awareness’ in general
Suitable for: Those interested in refreshing their singing techniques and ‘connecting to a deeper sense of confidence’
Location: The Collegiate Church of St Endellion, St Endellion, Port Isaac

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K’antu Ensemble play St Endellion Church

Date: Saturday 14 January 2023 (from 7.30pm)
Type: A few hours after the Katy Thomson workshop (above), the ultra-popular award-winning early music act K’antu Ensemble rock up to the idyllic countryside church
Suitable for: Fans of historical folk music from across the world that explores myth, legend and tradition
Location: The Collegiate Church of St Endellion, St Endellion, Port Isaac

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Polzeath Marathon by Endurancelife

Date: Saturday 14 January 2023
Type: New marathon, as well as a 10K race, a half-marathon and an ultra-marathon
Suitable for: Fit peeps! The event is part of the Endurancelife 22/23 trail running season, so check the organisation out first!
Location: Starts from Polzeath Beach, which is between Padstow and Port Isaac, and circles around the Pentire Peninsula

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Tree planting in High Wood, Liskeard

Date: Saturday 14, Sunday 15 & Monday 16 January 2023
Type: Tree planting in a beautiful 64-acre ancient Liskeard woodland with the Protect Earth team
Suitable for: Volunteers who want to give back to the Earth! More than 1,000 oak, beech, Cornish elm and other trees will be planted over the three days
Location: High Wood, just north of Liskeard (you need to join the event to find out exactly where and when to meet. Click on the ‘Read More’ below)

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The Nicholsons: An Artistic Dynasty lecture series in Truro

Date: Tuesday 17 January 2023 (10.30am-3pm)
Type: Lecture series at Truro Library on the artistic dynasty that began with Sir William Nicholson in the late 19th century
Suitable for: Culture vultures and anyone interested in this fascinating artistic dynasty that included one-time St Ives resident Ben Nicholson. Art historian Catherine Wallace hosts and it costs £35. There’s a buffet lunch that’s available!
Location: Truro Library, Pydar Street, Truro

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Tregenna Castle Bridal Showcase 2023

Date: Sunday 22 January 2023 (11am-3pm)
Type: Bridal showcase with local wedding suppliers and the venue team from the Tregenna Castle Resort
Suitable for: Couples looking to get married soon, we’d imagine…
Location: Tregenna Castle Resort, Trelyon Avenue, Carbis Bay, near St Ives

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An Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt in St Agnes

Date: Monday 23 January 2023 (from 7.30pm)
Type: Psychic event with the Plymouth-based spiritualist medium at a famous Cornish pub
Suitable for: Anyone wanting to connect with the dead
Location: Driftwood Spars pub, Trevaunance Road, St Agnes, near Perranporth

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Burns Night at Knightor Winery

Date: Friday 27 January 2023 (from 7pm)
Type: A Burns Night ‘with a Cornish twist’ at the famous winery in a village near St Austell
Suitable for: Scottish food, music and dancing enthusiasts (prepare for some epic haggis and bagpipes!)
Location: Knightor Winery, Trethurgy, near the Eden Project and St Austell

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The People’s String Foundation at St Endellion Church

Date: Friday 27 January 2023 (from 7.30pm)
Type: An utter musical treat and a stunning visual display inside the idyllic Cornish church
Suitable for: Lovers of fun and moving music of all ages and backgrounds
Location: The Collegiate Church of St Endellion, St Endellion, Port Isaac

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Cornish comedy show and ‘Mab Hudel’ film showing in Bodmin

Date: Saturday 28 January 2023 (from 7pm)
Type: Comedy show with Cornish comedians Kernow King and Anna Keirle, as well as a showing of a new Cornish language short film called ‘Mab Hudel’, in which a young farmer ‘wrestles with his sexuality’
Suitable for: Cornish speakers (although the film has English subtitles) and anyone who wants a good ol’ laugh with two of the best comedians this side of the Tamar!
Location: The Old Library, Lower Bore Street, Bodmin

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Healing Light Festival at Heartlands

Date: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January 2023
Type: A festival that’s all about ‘mind, body and spirit’ festival and includes holistic therapies, tarot reading and crystal healing
Suitable for: Visitors who are into their alternative therapies, tarot readings and free healing workshops
Location: Heartlands (at the Chi-An-Bobel Community Hall), Dudnance Lane, Pool, near Redruth

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