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THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE CITY & RURAL DISTRICT

SUMMER 2018

WHAT’S ON

Summer events for all the family

VEG FEST

Vegetarian and vegan cafés

SUMMER BEAUTY SPOTS

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Get pampered in the city

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Welcome to summer in Truro

We love summer – the days are longer, the weather is warmer and the gardens are in full bloom. Cornwall’s Great Little City has so much to offer at this time of year whether you’re a local, regular visitor or planning your first trip to Truro. In this edition we bring you a selection of seasonal delights that we’re confident will inspire your visit, including Truro’s take on the Great British Summer, where to find the most delicious vegetarian and vegan food, our whistle-stop tour of the Roseland and much more!

2 T  HE GREAT CORNISH SUMMER Picnics, parks and tennis spots 9 V  EG-FEST Vegetarian and vegan cafes

28 T  RANSFORMING HALL FOR CORNWALL The past, present and future of Cornwall’s iconic culture venue

32 S  UMMER EVENTS What’s on this summer 13 G  ET CYCLING THIS SUMMER Cycling routes in and 42 GREAT CORNISH FOOD around the city Truro’s dedicated Cornish food store 14 ROYAL  CORNWALL MUSEUM Get hands on with history 44 S  UMMER SPICE Delicious dining from 16 SUMMER  ACCESSORIES around the world Add some colour to your outfit 48 G  ATEWAY TO 18 B  EAUTY SPOTS THE ROSELAND Hair and beauty hotspots Cornwall’s stunning Roseland 22 G  ETTING DRASTIC is just a ferry ride away WITH PLASTIC 64 TRAVEL INFORMATION Truro’s eco-initiatives Getting to Truro and finding 24 TRURO WALKING GUIDE your way around the city Explore our Great Little City by foot

Falmouth University graduate Elisa Cunningham created our stylish summer cover illustration.

For more information on our Great Little City visit: visittruro.org.uk Call: 01872 274555

WORKING TOGETHER FOR TRURO This guide is a collaboration between Truro City Council, Visit Truro Tourist Information and Truro Business Improvement District (Truro BID). Published three times a year, the guide is produced by Wolf Rock Marketing. For editorial and advertising enquiries, email abi@truro.gov.uk

The information in the Truro Guide is provided on an ‘AS IS’ basis, and all warranties, expressed or implied of any kind, regarding any matter pertaining to any information, advice or replies are disclaimed and excluded. No representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever are made as to the accuracy, adequacy, reliability, completeness, suitability or applicability of the information to a particular situation.

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Top 10 Picnic Spots in Truro Whether you’re having a family day out or just on your lunch break, Truro’s picnic scene is worth checking out this summer. Pack a lunch or pick up a takeaway and dine al fresco in the Cornish sunshine!

Victoria Gardens

ucumber sandwiches and Caccompaniment tea would be a fitting to Victoria Gardens’ pretty formal flowerbeds and lush lawns. If you’re looking for more than just a picnic, there are free concerts at the bandstand every Sunday from mid-May and children’s entertainment Monday to Saturday throughout August.

Sunny Corner

his recently restored picnic TBoscawen spot on the river near Park is a popular destination for local families on a sunny day. A former swimming shelter has been spruced up to provide a shield from summer showers. You can even try your hand at a bit of crabbing! 3


Cathedral Green

and admire the gothicCcity’ome revival architecture of the s centrepiece with a takeaway sarnie or a salad box. Truro’s iconic cathedral is one of only three in the UK with three spires. It’s the perfect place for some lunchtime contemplation.

Idless Wood

Furniss Island

Boscawen Park

dog-walkers. There are large tracks and off-piste paths that trail through towering trees, as well as the remains of an Iron Age fort.

and foliage, Furniss Island garden and community green space is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, in the city!

to relax with a book and a bite to eat. On selected Sundays throughout summer, there are also free concert afternoons with local bands, choirs and dance groups.

Daubuz Moor

Waterfall Gardens

Kenwyn Churchyard

dless Wood offers a large area ancy an island getaway during his large, green open space Ifavourite of mixed woodland and is a F your lunch break? Look no T caters for everyone: families, stomping ground for further! Surrounded by trees couples or those who just want

n 18-acre site off Moresk Road idden deep in Victoria Gardens, here’s something serene about this Aviaduct, with views of Truro’s soaring H by St George’s Church and T graveyard when the wildflowers are Daubuz Moor is a haven through an old iron gate, is a out in summer. It’s the ideal, tranquil of parkland for anyone with a day or a few hours for a family adventure. Gifted to the city by Reverend Enys in 1977, it now acts as a nature reserve to improve habitats for all kinds of wildlife. 4

magical little garden that meets the banks of the River Kenwyn. Throw your picnic rug down on the riverbank, open up a cool box and relax to the sound of the river running by.

respite if you’ve been rambling in the surrounding countryside. Along with an abundance of birdsong and wildlife, the churchyard has some fantastic views of both the countryside and the city.


Tennis in Truro Tennis is a great way to get active with friends and family. Why not make the most of the warmer weather and head to one of our city’s courts?

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ruro is home to one of the largest and most active clubs in Cornwall. Located in Newbridge on the outskirts of the city, Truro Lawn Tennis Club is open to all, whether you’re a complete novice or confident player. Non-members can head to the courts of Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday’s to join the club sessions. The club also runs dedicated children’s sessions every Saturday morning Truro Community at £5 per session. If you’re spending an afternoon Library Garden enjoying the city’s parks, why not reviously a set of parking spaces book a slot on Malpas’ newly behind the library, the area has refurbished tennis courts? Nestled been transformed into a fun and between the riverside and the inspirational community garden. park’s children’s play area and Why not visit, dip into a book or join beautifully kept garden areas, the the locals for one of their volunteer courts are due to reopen in early garden plantings or clean-ups? June. There’s plenty of free parking

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available at the park as well as a café serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks. Court rental starts at £6 and can be paid for at the café. Throughout the summer, Truro Senior School opens its courts to the public. Rent one of their six outside courts for £6.50 from 6pm until late. Rackets and balls are also available to rent for 50p per item. 5


“ Cucumber sandwiches and tea would be a fitting accompaniment to Victoria Gardens’ pretty formal flowerbeds and lush lawns ”

Pretty in the City

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n the summer months, Truro is a blaze of natural colour, with award-winning floral displays illuminating its green spaces and a multitude of hanging baskets, presentations and plantings at roadsides and roundabouts. The city is getting ready for the annual national RHS Britain in Bloom awards, taking its place as one of just six destinations in the Champion of Champions category, following Truro’s gold award in the Large Town category in 2017. Truro City Council Parks Department is hard at work with volunteer group Truro in Bloom on the city’s entry, along with Truro BID and other community groups. Getting the city looking its best in time for judging at the start of August takes a huge amount of planning and manpower. Throughout the summer, more than 1,200 hanging baskets, window boxes and tubs are on display around the city. Formal beds are a riot of colour with

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begonias, dahlias and coleus, and wild flower beds are again a popular feature. Look out for the new floral display at Trafalgar roundabout from mid-June, which will have an armed forces theme, with grasses and poppies, a soldier in a bunker, a field gun and a freestanding Spitfire, celebrating the centenary of the Royal Air Force. All of this work is about more than how the floral displays look. The Parks Department, Truro in Bloom and their partners aim to encourage community involvement, improve the standard of street furniture, tying in with Truro BID’s new signage project for the city, and promote environmental initiatives. These include Truro City Council replacing the plastic cups used in water dispensers in its offices and at Boscawen Park cafe with compostable ones, which are then composted and used on flower beds and displays in and around the city.


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VEG-FEST IF YOU’RE POWERED BY PLANTS, or just in the mood for some meat-free munch, Truro has a great selection vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants and cafes.

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hether it’s breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, Archie Browns on Kenwyn Street has been a go-to-place for vegetarians and vegans since 2008. Downstairs, the health food shop is a veritable Aladdin’s cave of healthy treats and ecoalternatives, whilst its takeaway 9


The Cornish Vegan

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Archie Browns


SMASHED AVOCADO AND LEMON ON TOAST IS THE PERFECT WAY TO START THE DAY

Colours Cafe menu serves a range of freshly made, easy eats. If you’re looking for a more leisurely lunch, the upstairs café has a range of options from light bites to hearty meals. Just a stone's throw away is The Cornish Vegan, serving homemade vegan comfort food using locally sourced ingredients including Baker Tom’s bread, and cakes from the Little Green Vegan Bakery. The restaurant’s outside seating area is the perfect place for lunch if the sun is shining and it’s also dog friendly. Nestled in Saint Mary’s Street Mews is holistic health and wellbeing venue Colours Café. Serving a range of homemade cakes, sandwiches, soups and salads the café is the perfect

place to relax and refuel if spending a day shopping in the city. Another pooch-friendly option with riverside seating and eco-initiatives, including plastic free cutlery and straws, and a water bottle refill station. A cosy setting and a homemade menu make for a winning combination at Emily’s on River Street. With plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, it’s great for breakfast or lunch. Their smashed avocado and lemon on toast is the perfect way to start the day. Situated above the ethical home ware store Uneeka Life, is Uneeka Café. Enjoy a hot drink and a slice of their delicious homemade cakes overlooking the hustle and bustle of Boscawen Street below. 11


BAY TREE HOME

Stylish home accessories and beautiful gifts in Truro since 2006 3 Cathedral Lane, Truro 01872 222944 www.baytreehome.com

Come in and find us Illustrated Living Fig Cafe Cliffside Clothing Lemonheads Barbers Wishlist The Refill Store Fal Catch Johns Liquor Store Rosewood Florist Atrium Gallery Lemon Street, Truro TR1 2QD lemonstreetmarket.co.uk

VINYL RECORDS • MUSIC COMPACT DISCS • DVDS Classical & Jazz, Folk & Country, Soul & Reggae to Rock Rock Rock! Retail shop in the Pannier Market on Lemon Quay

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GET CYCLING THIS SUMMER IF YOU FEEL LIKE TAKING A BREAK FROM SHOPPING AND THE SEASIDE, WHY NOT GET CYCLING THIS SUMMER?

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estled on the outskirts of the city amongst Cornwall’s historic quarries and smoke stacks, the area surrounding the quaint hamlet of Bissoe is a popular choice for road and off road cyclists as well as walkers, runners and horse riders. It is also one of the hubs on the Bissoe cycle trail, a 60km network of routes, suitable for cyclists of all levels. Bike Chain Bissoe is open 7 days a week and offers bike hire from £15. Choose from a selection of equipment, including electric bikes, tandem bikes, trailers and safety gear. Cycling here is easy, the routes are almost entirely traffic free and well marked, so grab your helmet and get exploring! The adjoining Bissoe Café serves a variety of locally sourced hot and cold food as well as its own blend of Cornish coffee

– the perfect post-cycle pit stop. For those looking for a full day out, the Mineral Tramways Coast to Coast Trail is a flat 11-mile route that will give you a tour of Cornwall’s rich mining heritage and beautiful scenery as you cycle from the south to the north coast. Starting at Devoran, just outside of Truro, you’ll pass through ancient woodland and heathland before reaching the historic mining harbour of Portreath. Looking to cycle a little further? Starting at Trelissick, why not hop on the King Harry Ferry and spend the day exploring the stunning Roseland. A route for those comfortable with riding on roads, the scenery is truly spectacular. The fishing village of Portscatho will take you right to the coast, and there’s a selection of pubs and cafes to refuel in. 13


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his year the Royal Cornwall Museum celebrated its 200th anniversary, re-opening its doors in the spring, following an interiors refresh. Founded on a passion for learning and culture, RIC200 is bringing history to life with a more immersive experience than ever before. If you have a passion for history, the museum is the place to be this summer, with plenty of opportunities to delve into its collection of treasures. Over the years, Cornwall’s heritage has influenced cultures from around the world. The

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museum’s World Workshops place the county’s diaspora under the microscope, exploring a different country each month through interactive sessions. The team of friendly volunteers will reveal how Cornish traditions became embedded in all corners of the globe. The Museum Club invites children from 8 to 14 years on a journey of discovery; exploring the historical, the beautiful, the weird and the wonderful through a range of activities including object handling, arts and crafts and creative writing.

Bugs and Butterflies See specimens up close, including beetles, moths and butterflies. Play around with scale by copying their patterns in artwork both BIG and small. SUNDAY 15TH JULY

Bronze Age Pottery Make a clay pot based on the Bronze Age designs displayed in the museum. Handle real and replica artefacts made of flint and bronze. SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST

Museum Postcards Design and paint a set of postcards featuring a range of artefacts and your favourite museum items. A wonderful way to celebrate our 200th birthday!


MUSEUM CLUB When? The 3rd Sunday of each month What time? Morning 11am-12.30pm and afternoon 1.30pm-3pm. How much? £3 per session New for this summer, the museum’s Creative200 workshops combine world culture and creativity, Suitable for all ages and starting at just £5, the workshops are a fantastic opportunity to get hands on with history and gain a unique insight into the processes behind some of the museum’s oldest artefacts. Spaces for the Museum Club and the Creative200 workshop are limited, so make sure you call the museum in advance to book and avoid disappointment on 01872 272205. 15


COLOUR POP

FROM STATEMENT PIECES AND BRIGHT JEWELLERY TO PRACTICAL ACCESSORIES, TRURO’S INDEPENDENT BOUTIQUES AND RETAILERS HAVE GOT YOU COVERED THIS SUMMER.

Fair-trade shopping bag £23.99 Uneeka Boscawen St. Paul Smith skirt £450.00 Bishop Phillpott New Bridge St.

Donna Ida jeans £180.00 Bishop Phillpott New Bridge St.

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Wanderlust necklace £29.00 Illustrated Living Lemon Street Market

Duck umbrella £15.00 Inhabit 1-2 Green St. Katie Loxton clutch bag £16.95 The Clementine Old Bridge St.

Jumper 1234 sweater £190.00 Plum Boutique Nalder’s Court

Emily embroidered skinny scarf £35 Monsoon, 1 St Nicholas Street

Orla Kiely watch £75.00 Illustrated Living Lemon Street Market

Vero Moda espadrilles £60.00 The Vor Store Cathedral Lane

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Summer BEAUTY SPOTS Whether you’re jetting off in search of some overseas sun, or planning a summer staycation, why not treat yourself to a treatment or two to leave you feeling your best.

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ruro has a fantastic selection of hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons that will pamper you from your head to your toes. If you want to show your hair some serious love, the teams at Marzipan Hair, Inkfish Hair and Beauty and Mamouchi, will ensure you leave the salon with a spring in your step. Clique, Prime Barber Shop and Society Hairdressing are putting Truro on the map as the go-to place for men’s hair styling in Cornwall, offering cuts, shaves and beard trims. The ‘power-brow’ has been a buzzword in the beauty industry

for quite some time, and the trend shows no sign of stopping. Whether it’s a quick tidy or fullblown brow taming, head to the ladies at No.3 Lash & Brow Bar who will measure, map and shape the perfect brow for your face. The salon also offers a dedicated eyelash service, including lash lifts and extensions to give you the ultimate feminine flutter. If you prefer to get your brows threaded, The Great Escape offers both facial threading and waxing. Feeling like you’ve neglected your feet over winter, or sacrificed your nails to the spring clean? Inspirational Nails, Truro


“lash lifts and extensions to give you the ultimate feminine flutter�

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Spa Nails, and Opi Nail Bar located inside Scent Store are three of the city’s salons, offering shellac, acrylic and everything in between. Hendra Hair and Beauty and Bliss Beauty offer an extensive range of treatments including massage, facials, waxing and tanning. Looking to try something different? Skincare specialist The Beauty Suite has a range of new treatments for 2018 including microdermabrasion, cryotherapy and lift and tone facials. Be sure to book ahead and depending on your treatment, be prepared to do a 24-hour patch test prior to your appointment. 20

“Truro is on the map as the goto place for men’s hair styling”


GROUNDED IS A QUIRKY, CONTEMPORARY PLACE TO ENJOY GREAT COFFEE, A DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR AN AFTERNOON TREAT. Our focus is on freshly made sandwiches, seasonal soups and savouries and delicious cakes and pastries, all made from locally sourced fresh produce. Gluten free options are always available. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to keep up to date with what's happening at Grounded. @groundedtruro


GETTING DRASTIC WITH PLASTIC A

ll around Cornwall’s beautiful coastline, 2018 has been a year of action against marine litter, and plastic waste in particular. In Truro, the big clean-up is on, with a range of initiatives and organisations springing up to make our great little city a less wasteful one, too. The appetite for change was clear in April, when Truro BID, along with Community Leader Paul Caruana and Damien Richards, Community Development Officer, organised the first ever City Clean-Up Week. Volunteers from over 200 community groups and businesses collected more than 250 bags of litter in and around the city centre. There are plans to continue the campaign twice a year from now on. The Final Straw Cornwall is a campaign to rid the county of single-use plastic straws and raise awareness of the damage single-use plastics are causing to our environment. In Truro, it is being spearheaded by the

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Cornish Food Box Company and Sam’s in the City, supported by Truro Chamber of Commerce, Truro BID and Plastic Free Truro, a volunteer group working with Surfers Against Sewage to help Truro gain Plastic Free Coastline Status. The campaign is urging pubs, restaurants, hotels and cafes across the county to adopt sustainable, reusable alternatives, such as straws made of cardboard, bamboo, stainless steel or glass. Look out for the new ‘We Are Plastic Straw Free’ posters around the city at participating businesses.

The Refill Campaign is encouraging cafes and restaurants to offer free tap water refills to cut down on plastic bottles. Just pop in and fill up, wherever you see the Refill logo, and download the free Refill app to find your nearest refill station. There’s even a Refill Store opening in Lemon Street Market in May – a waste and plastic-free convenience store. Customers bring their own reusable containers to fill up on food and other products. So bring your jars, boxes and trays and do your bit for a plastic-free Truro – and cut your shopping bill in the process!


PLASTIC IN NUMBERS

Used for just 20 minutes, once discarded a straw can last in the environment for 100s of years.

Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans.

Approx 5000 items of marine plastic pollution have been found per mile of beach in the UK.

Over 150 plastic bottles litter each mile of UK beaches.

Each person in the UK generates around 175kg of packaging waste every year.

Plastic take 100-300 years to fragment depending on thickness and size.

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TRURO GUIDE WALK Buckshead

Truro to Roseworthy 6.5 miles – Easy to moderate

JODY WOOLCOCK OF CORNISH RAMBLINGS SHARES ONE OF HER FAVORITE TRURO ROUTES. Victoria Gardens Truro Caedral

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et your walking boots on for this circular walk which starts at the path along The Leats, created by the Victorians to keep the streets clean and provide drinking water for horses. Heading along St George’s Road under the viaduct make your way to the end of the road where it bends around to reach a metal kissing gate. Go through the next gate to your right, keeping right at the fork and through the gate towards the bridge. Get ready for plenty of stiles! Follow the path up over a stile, turning left along the path until you reach a public footpath sign with another stile. Keep to the left hedge where you’ll reach 25


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Truro Viaduct from Victoria Gardens

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a stile leading to a wooded path. Crossing the next two stiles, turn right onto the lane and follow downhill to reach a junction just before a ford sign. Turn left, following the lane uphill past Mill Cottage where you will continue for three quarters of a mile, passing Little Canaan Farm. Continuing ahead at the junction, keep right and follow the lane until you reach a track on the right marked with a public bridleway sign. Turning right onto the track,

walk a short distance to a waymark on the bridge, turning right and following the stream to reach a wooden footbridge just after a shed. Join a path between two walls leading uphill and follow the path until you emerge onto a track. Turn left through the gate into the farmyard and exit via the gate opposite. After a few paces, turn left through the wooden gate and follow the track uphill to reach a gateway into a field, keeping to the right. Through the gate, keep to the left of the hedge until reaching a second gate in the bottom hedge, emerging onto an area of tarmac. Turn right at the T-junction until you reach Penrose Water Gardens, passing the entrance and bearing right, following the lane over a ford and keeping right at the junction. Following the lane, keep left at the next junction, reaching a sign for a ford at the bottom of a hill. Turn left past Little Coombe, through the kissing gate, across the field, over the stile and along the path towards a gap in the bushes to reach a gate and stile. Take either path across the field (they join up!) to reach a stile, another field and yet again, another stile until reaching a fork in the path – go left. Reaching a stile, cross and follow the track, turning left uphill to a single file traffic sign –follow until you reach a road. Turning left, follow the road to a crossroads

and take the Tremayne Road ahead, ending in a T-junction. The end of the walk takes you right at the junction where you will reach the viaduct, finishing with a walk through Victoria Gardens until you return to your starting point.

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here are plenty of walking groups to get involved with in Cornwall. Learn all about Truro’s fascinating history with Visit Truro. Running from 4 May until the end of September, the 90 minute tours are £6 for adults and free for children. Call 01872 274555 for more information. The Carrick Group of the Ramblers Association regularly meets to complete walks in Truro and the surrounding area. Call 01736 740542 for more information. Walk it Cornwall runs guided walking holidays for all abilities across Cornwall. Visit www. walkitcornwall.co.uk to find out more and book. Book a bespoke private tour with Tour Cornwall. Learn about Cornwall’s fascinating history and heritage or just enjoy the county’s stunning scenery. Visit www.tourcornwall.com for more information 27


TRANSFORMING HALL FOR CORNWALL HOW THIS ICONIC BUILDING HAS SERVED OUR GREAT LITTLE CITY THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, AND ITS PLANS TO UP ITS GAME.

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n 2 June 2018, Hall For Cornwall will close for approximately 20 months for an ambitious and muchneeded refurbishment of our theatre, seeking to safeguard the future and heritage of the building and transform it into a dynamic and high-quality venue that will give the people of Cornwall access to the best performing arts to rival any city in the country. After six years of planning, we are thrilled that funding is now in place to move forward with this exciting project that

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will see the auditorium increase in size, enabling us to attract top West End shows and promote and support creative talent, alongside developing our work with schools and young people. In addition, new cafes and bars, a heritage restoration project and a new digital creative business hub, will combine together to create a vital community asset that will continue to inspire, educate and entertain; placing us firmly at the heart of Truro’s cultural offering and securing our long term future.

A DIVERSE PROGRAMME THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BRING THE HIGHEST QUALITY IN TOURING SHOWS FROM ACROSS THE UK AND OVERSEAS


CELEBRATING 21 YEARS OF HALL FOR CORNWALL

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n the 1990s, Ben Luxon and Chris Warner worked tirelessly to develop Hall For Cornwall as we now know it. When it opened in 1997, it was embraced by the local community. The programme note of this inaugural gala performance, asked the people of Cornwall to take ownership of a newly created space and use the Hall as a resource, a provider, a facilitator, a catalyst and an inspiration. Over the last 20 years, the people of Cornwall have done all of that and much more. Since digital records began 10 years ago, over 2 million people have been welcomed to 3,700 performances, 2,500 school bookings have brought over 100,000 young people to the venue. Audiences have travelled from Bude to Bodmin, Lands End to Launceston, Sennen to Saltash and Penzance to Polperro; and from as far afield as Australia and Iowa.

Our community, education & talent support programme has given performance opportunities to an estimated 100,000 young people. Our Youth Theatre has performed on stage at London’s National Theatre and Stratford’s RSC and we have won the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Education, for co-creating a community opera with English Touring Opera. The Community Club scheme, supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, has welcomed over 10,000 first time theatre goers, who previously have not had the means to visit. Over two decades, our stage has welcomed some of the most talented performers, companies and producers from around the world. The roll call is long but has included Morrissey, Rambert, Sir Derek Jacobi, Kneehigh, Kernow King, Jimmy Carr, Sir Bob Geldof, Dionne Warwick, Sir Tim Rice, Rufus Wainwright, Simon Callow, National Theatre, Spymonkey, Bill Kenwright, Saint Petersburg Ballet, Lee Dean, Footsbarn, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Boy George, David Ian,

Nigel Kennedy, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Duchy Ballet, DV8, Richard Alston and many, many more. The warmth and welcome of the venue and Cornish audiences are regularly commented upon, Mark Baldwin OBE, Artistic Director of Rambert says; “Hall For Cornwall is a very important venue to us - we have been touring here for the past 10 years and have built a very special relationship with the theatre, its audiences and local artists. We look forward to working with you in the future and being part of your exciting future.” Over the decades, the venue has played an important part in raising the standards and expectations of performance in Cornwall and has played a part in the growth of Truro’s cultural excellence. It is with all this history and spirit that we now look to the future.

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THE NEXT 20 YEARS OUR NEW VENUE WILL: H

ouse a redesigned 3-tiered auditorium with increased seating capacity, improved sightlines, acoustics ad comfort.

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tage a diverse programme that will continue to bring the highest quality in touring shows from across the UK and overseas, balancing popular work and classics against creative risk taking and Cornish generated projects. Contemporary and classical music programming will be developed, as will opera and dance.

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eveal the heritage story of the building through a Heritage Lottery Funded project that will conserve, restore and promote the building’s story and importance within Truro and Cornwall.

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einstate Boscawen Street entrance as the front entrance/ foyer to the new theatre as well as the City Chamber.

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reate new bars and cafes on both sides of the building.

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mprove wheelchair access and a choice of accessible seating plus a Space to Change facility; one of the few businesses in Truro to offer this much needed facility.

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aunch an ERDF and LEP funded Creative business hub in the Back Quay area of the building providing 1,156m of office, meeting and breakout spaces for HFC staff teams, postgraduates, resident companies and other creative industries.

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uild a public Ope which will run through the building allowing public access between the new entrance foyer and Lemon Quay and offering behind the scenes glimpses into the daytime workings of an auditorium.

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ur final and celebratory performance to conclude this chapter in our history will be Saturday 2 June 2018. Local community orchestra, The People’s String Foundation Orchestra, will be celebrating the last two decades and helping us to raise the curtain on the future.

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t is anticipated that the newly refurbished theatre will open Summer 2020. We’d love to keep in touch and during closure, we will be holding a series of events and community open days so you can come and take a look at how we’re doing.


A REDESIGNED 3-TIERED AUDITORIUM WITH INCREASED SEATING CAPACITY, IMPROVED SIGHTLINES, ACOUSTICS AND COMFORT.

KEEP IN TOUCH Whilst we’re closed we still want to be open to you and so we’ll be keeping you up to date with news and events and inviting you in to come in and see how things are going and to hear your thoughts on our progress. We also want you to be the first to hear when the new season for our new theatre goes on sale. If you would like to keep in touch, either by post or email, please do take a moment to ensure we have the right details for you by checking your information and preferences on the My Account page on our website. 31


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JUNE

Fal River Festival The community festival includes events varying from music and drama, the arts and heritage to gig racing, swimming and walking. falriver.co.uk

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MAY

Riverside Cottage open garden Tresillian River MAY

Expressive Portraits on Canvas! Truro Arts Company Get hands on with a range of tools and materials in this full day kids workshop for ages 8+. Can get messy! truroartscompany.co.uk

Enjoy a cream tea in the beautiful Riverside Cottage garden nestled on the Tresillian River Estuary in aid of the National Garden Scheme. Admission £4, children free. ngs.org.uk

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MAY

The Merry Wives of Windsor Opera Burrell Theatre Hilarious comedy based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. burrelltheatre.com

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EVENTS 1

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People’s String Foundation Hall for Cornwall A blend of passionate theatrics with urban gypsy sound. hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Cathedral City Markets Lemon Quay Delicious food and locally produced goods and gifts.

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The Great Estate Festival Scorrier House Fun for all the family at Cornwall’s most rambunctious garden fete! greatestatefestival.co.uk 33


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SUMMER EVENTS

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Tunes in the Dunes Perranporth Music festival on Perranporth beach with artists including Pixie Lott, The Skints and Jake Bugg. tunesinthedunes.co.uk

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Porthleven Town Band Victoria Gardens

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Comedy Cupboard: Harriet Dyer and Phil Reid Old Bakery Studios A hilarious night of stand up comedy, 8.00 – 10.30pm. oldbakerystudios.co.uk

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Swan Lake LIVE Plaza Cinema, Truro The classic performed by the Royal Ballet with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. wtwcinemas.co.uk

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Cornwall Gin Festival Lemon Quay In partnership with Tarquin’s Gin and Fever Tree Tonic. Expect gin talks and demonstrations, live music and food stalls. Book ahead to avoid disappointment. cornwallginfest.co.uk

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St Mary’s Singers Truro Cathedral Enjoy a programme of Unaccompanied Choral Music both Sacred and Secular stmaryssingers.org.uk

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Boscawen Park Open Air Gig: The Velvets Boscawen Park Swinging through the decades from the 30’s to today with more bands to be announced. visittruro.org.uk 36

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Little Women the Musical Touring Production Redannick Theatre Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society bring the classic tale to life in song. Score by Jason Howland. taods.co.uk

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BMX and Mountain Bike Fun Day Blackwater Biking fun for all ages in aid of the Armed Forces armedforcesday.org.uk


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Mondays to Saturdays 2.00-4.30pm

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Children’s Entertainment Hendra Park JULY

Come along for a variety of free children’s entertainment in the park, such as punch and Judy shows, Magicians, clowns and bouncy castles.

Merlin Fun Run Trelissick House Take part in this off-road run around the stunning parkland. Open to anyone who wishes to walk, job or run 1.5 or 3k. Fancy dress encouraged!

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MONDAYS 6, 13, 20 AUGUST Professor James Gordon JULY

Marie Curie Classic Cars and Country Show Trewithen House and Gardens

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Truro Bike and Trike Show Lemon Quay Organised by registered charity the Armed Forces Bikers to raise funds for excolleagues and their families. visittruro.org.uk

A fantastic selection of classic cars, live music, food and plenty of stalls, all situated in the grounds of Trewithen House

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Portscatho Harbour Club Beer Festival Portscatho

TUESDAYS 7, 14, 21 & 28 AUGUST Mr Harry Kazzam WEDNESDAYS 8, 15, 22 & 29 AUGUST Jules the Fun Mum THURSDAYS 9, 16, 23 & 30 AUGUST Mr Wacky FRIDAYS 10, 17, 24 & 30 AUGUST Magic Martin SATURDAYS 4, 11, 18 & 25 AUGUST Craig Wills Bouncy Castle visittruro.org.uk

Three days of live music, drinking and eating with performances from The Tregony Teachers, Mitch B & The Torpedos and Du Hag Owr.

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Tregony Heavy Horse Show & Country Fayre Tregony Playing Fields A classic Cornish country show with plenty of horse and dog shows, birds of prey, fairground rides and music throughout the day.

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Circus Funtasia at the Big Top Hendra Park Back by popular demand! Expect death defying motorcycle riders, dynamic juggling, tightrope walking, amazing acrobats and much more!

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Four Tunes Saxophone Quartet Victoria Gardens Don’t miss the penultimate performance in the summer series of live band concerts visittruro.org.uk


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Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show Interiors Market Lemon Quay This free event brings together the best designers, makers and suppliers that Cornwall has to offer.

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Truro Day Boscawen Park A celebration of our Great Little City truroday.co.uk

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Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival Healey’s Cider Farm Expect world-class music, delicious Cornish cider and fun for all the family at this two-day festival. cornwallciderfestival.co.uk

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Toni & Guy Truro Half Marathon Register online to take part in the city’s annual road race, organised by Truro Running Club. trurorunningclub.org.uk

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It’s a Knockout Charity Day Truro Cricket Club A great day out with friend or family, in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. Truro’s take on the classic It’s a Knockout game show. cornwallhospicecare.co.uk

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Watercolour Botanical Illustration with Sarah Jane Humphrey Truro Arts Company Spend the day learning to draw and paint flowers with accuracy and precision under the guidance of professional illustrator Sarah Jane Humphrey.

28 - 29 SEPTEMBER

Cathedral City Markets Lemon Quay Arts, crafts, food, drinks and gifts from across the South West – all under one roof. ccmarkets.co.uk

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ADVERTORIAL

GREAT CORNISH FOOD Truro is blessed with a wealth of possibilities when it comes to food shopping but is lucky enough to be home to a very special store, unique not only within Cornwall but within the whole UK.

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he Great Cornish Food Store, located alongside Waitrose and right next to the Tregurra Park & Ride, is the only independent grocery shop dedicated entirely to local produce to share its space with one of the major supermarkets. The idea is that shoppers can buy a huge range of local produce along with all their other necessities, under one roof and in one easy trip.

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Open seven days a week, the award-winning store, with its own café, combines good oldfashioned service with the flair you would expect from a 21st century food hall. The owner is Cornish food champion Ruth Huxley, who should know a thing or two about selecting the best the county has to offer. For nearly two decades she has used her unique combination of analytical, marketing and business skills – and her knowledge and love of food and drink – to develop, promote and celebrate Cornwall’s superb food scene; the motivator or mentor behind many new ideas and new products, many of which now grace the shelves of her beautiful store. Indeed, one of the reasons she says she took on the store is for it in itself to become a hive for further innovation and industry development, bringing new concepts to market and creating new trends.

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ithin the store, prices are competitive and every bit of food and drink is local so you don’t even need to ask. A full service butcher’s counter has developed an enviable reputation, especially for its moorland beef, dry aged by the renowned Philip Warren and Son of Launceston.

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he fishmonger is open every day except Mondays and on an average day you will find about 20 varieties of locally landed fish and shellfish to choose from. Fresh fish is delivered from the markets at Looe or Newlyn daily and an expert fishmonger is always on hand to prepare fish and give guidance.


The store is open 8am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. The fresh counters and café close a little earlier most days. The café stops serving hot food at 4pm Monday to Saturday and 3pm on Sunday. resh, local and 100% seasonal greengrocery is available all year round, often supplied direct from the farm or by tiny producers who rock up to the back door with their freshly harvested treasures.

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he café is open every day with an all day menu that includes impressive choices for breakfast, lunch, coffee, snacks, afternoon tea, all freshly prepared to order from stunning ingredients. dd into the mix freshly baked bread and pastries from local artisans; fantastic dairy produce; a drinks list to make you weak at the knees; chocolates, fudge, sauces, preserves, biscuits, plenty of choices for all dietary needs; and an eclectic range of greetings cards, homewares, toiletries and gifts - it’s easy to understand why the Great Cornish Food Store is well and truly on the nation’s food map.

The fish counter is open Tuesday to Sunday. greatcornishfood.co.uk/store store@greatcornishfood.co.uk 01872 306060

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any will know the store’s owner Ruth Huxley as the force behind the Great Cornish Food Festival, which tens of thousands have flocked to visit on Lemon Quay every year. The festival is taking a well-earned break this year but anyone looking for top quality Cornish produce and a warm welcome in beautiful surroundings can of course visit the Great Cornish Food Store any time. 43


SUMMER SPICE

Truro’s Asian restaurants are renowned for serving up authentic flavours and providing a fantastic service.

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hanaz, on the corner of Edward Street has been serving traditional North Indian and Bangladeshi dishes since 1995. Open every evening, the restaurant can cater for parties large and small, and also offers a take away service. If visiting for the first time, be

sure to include one the Shanaz Exclusives in your order. These dishes which include spiced jal king prawns, tender lamb alo-shan and fiery nagha mukim chicken, are only available at Shanaz, and combine traditional cuisine with big flavours. Asian fusion restaurant and

wine bar Xen serves up modern Chinese cooking in a lively atmosphere. The menu has a fantastic selection of starters, sides noodle and rice dishes. Or if you’re in the mood for something a little different, dine in one of the restaurants’ South Korean BBQ grill tables to experience a true taste of Asia. Perfect for sharing! Nestled next to Truro’s iconic cathedral, family run Kathmandu Palace is renowned for its warm hospitality and tasty cuisine. Inspired by the subtle flavours of classic Nepalese cooking, the menu includes chef specialities pahadi chicken and ariyali lamb. Or if you’re in the mood for something more traditional, there are plenty of Indian favourites including tikka masala, balti and madras. 45


Chantek combines a stylish interior with a passion for Thai and Southeast Asian cooking. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu includes classic Thai mains like slow-cooked randang and creamy green curry, a selection of Asian tapas and sushi, all prepared in the open kitchen. With plenty of vegetarian dishes it’s a great option for vegetarian and vegan diners. Truro Tandoori has a passion for infusing authentic Indian flavours with locally sourced ingredients. Its extensive menu is freshly cooked and can be 46

adapted to suit all dietary requirements. The aroma of sizzling onions and spices fills the cosy restaurant, which is open daily from 12-2pm and 5-11pm. Tucked away on Kenwyn Street is Yak and Yeti. Another great option that offers a combination of Nepalese and Indian inspired dishes. Small but surprisingly spacious, the restaurant has two large rooms available for hire and a lush green terraced garden, perfect for summer evening dining. The restaurant also offers a delivery service, ideal if you’re planning an evening at home. The Ganges is Truro’s longest established curry house. With over thirty years under their belt, the mix of traditional and contemporary dishes makes it a popular choice for both locals and visitors to the city. The extensive menu has over 50 curries to choose from, ranging from the creamiest korma to the fiery phall, and has plenty of options for vegetarian diners.


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GATEWAY TO THE ROSELAND Connecting our Great Little City to the Roseland

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Active for over 130 years, the King Harry Ferry at Feock connects Truro with the beautiful St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula. As the crow flies, Truro to St. Mawes is only just over 5 miles, but the more circuitous route inland, means that driving to it becomes a lengthy 27 mile route. The King Harry Ferry allows you to travel to the Roseland in just ten minutes, taking you across the river in a scenic, quick and easy journey.

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n Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Roseland Peninsula really does have the kind of scenery that will take your breath away. With lush green countryside, quaint Cornish pubs and plenty of campsites and B&B’s, it is a haven for visitors to Cornwall and locals too. Situated on the eastern side of the Fal River, this isolated peninsula is famous for its 'away from it all' atmosphere. Due to the distance from main towns, it is often much quieter and more secluded, with plenty of space

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on beaches and tables for lunch. Its white sand beaches and clear waters are one of the main attractions, with many heading to Portscatho or Carne for that perfect beach day, however there is much more to do than sunbathe. The sheltered coves are perfect for paddle boarding and kayaking, whilst monuments like St. Mawes Castle make great places to explore and soak up some of Cornwall’s rich heritage. Always great for a days walking, the South West Coast Path will take you all around the peninsular. Stopping on the

way at beachside cafes such as the world-famous Hidden Hut on Porthcurnick beach, you can enjoy a feast of inspired freshly cooked hot and cold food, snacks and of course Cornish ice cream! If you’re staying in or near Truro, make sure you set aside a day or two to explore this stunning part of Cornwall. Take bicycles, cars or go by foot on board the King Harry Ferry, which is open 7 days a week all year round with sailings every 20 minutes. Car tickets start from just £6.

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ach year the King Harry Ferry saves 5 million car miles, 1.7 million kg of CO2 and ¾ of a million litres of fuel. It carries 300,000 cars every single year. The ferry journey across the Fal River takes just ten minutes, and during it you can get out and enjoy the gentle crossing with stunning views . Often boats will be sailing past, making the most of one of Cornwall’s deepest and most scenic rivers way. 51


SIPPIN’ If you’re looking for something a little unusual to wet your whistle this summer, you needn’t look very far. Cornwall is home to a number of fantastic microbreweries, producing pints to pack a punch. Inspired by the area’s heritage and fantastic local ingredients, here’s our summer selection. 52


WHO’S BREW? Penpont Brewery, Altarnun

WHO’S BREW? Woodman’s Wild Ale, Ponsanooth, Falmouth

WHAT TO EXPECT A light golden ale brewed on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

WHAT TO EXPECT With flavours from foraged plants and herbs this truly is a taste of Cornwall! A rich, smooth dark beer, perfect for going with pudding.

WHO’S BREW? Verdant, Falmouth WHAT TO EXPECT Small batch brewing at its best! Think juicy, hoppy, unfiltered hazy beers that are always vegan.

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WHO’S BREW? Padstow Brew Co, Padstow WHAT TO EXPECT Brewed especially for Cornwall’s annual May Day celebrations, expect a crisp, smooth, summer pale ale.

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WHO’S BREW? Black flag, Goonhavern WHO’S BREW? Tintagel Brewery, Tintagel WHAT TO EXPECT Brewed on the highest farmhouse in Cornwall, Cornwall’s Pride is a pint of fullbodied malt flavours and light citrus tone.

WHAT TO EXPECT One of Cornwall’s hidden gems producing a range of beers full of flavour using the best possible ingredients.

WHO’S BREW? Harbour Brewing Company, Kirland WHAT TO EXPECT A slightly more established set up, Harbour strikes the balance between bold flavours and drinkability. A German style beer, refreshing and tart with notes of peach, apricot and ginger.


SIPPIN’ WHO’S BREW? Driftwood Spars, St. Agnes WHO’S BREW? Dynamite Valley, Ponsanooth WHAT TO EXPECT With beers inspired from around the world, and available on tap at local pubs as well as in bottles, you’re sure to find a brew for you.

WHAT TO EXPECT Brewed for the landlady of the popular Driftwood Spars pub in St. Agnes, Lou’s brew is a tasty, citrus pale ale.

Tempted? Truro’s Red Elephant Beer Cellar, The Cornish Food Box and The Great Cornish Food Store all stock a fantastic selection of crafty ales from Cornwall and around the world. 55


CORNWALL’S CATHEDRAL Cornwall’s Cathedral is situated right at the heart of Truro. Its three tall spires and amazing architecture dominate the whole city; it is undoubtedly one of the iconic buildings of Cornwall.

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hat is it that makes it so special? The strong vertical lines of the 19thC gothic style architecture certainly make an impact, always drawing the eye upwards, making for some wonderful photo opportunities. Leaving the hustle and bustle of the streets behind, you can enter a place of tranquility which is no less awe inspiring. The view as you enter the cathedral down towards the High altar is stunning. There are three beautiful round rose windows that twinkle 56

with colour and light forming part of what is the world’s single largest stained glass project ever manufactured. The cathedral also has a rather quirky ‘church within a church’. When the building of the cathedral was begun (1880), it incorporated part of the original Tudor church into its fabric; it is still the parish church for the city centre. The painting Cornubia, Land of the Saints by John Miller is just one of many monuments and memorials featuring Cornish

Saints. There are many others to be found in wood, stone and glass and are a reminder of Cornwall’s Celtic Christian heritage. Throughout the summer there are free guided tours Mon-Thurs as well as a free Friday lunchtime organ series. Visitors are welcome to attend all services. The Cathedral Restaurant serves an appetizing lunch menu as well as delicious cream teas. A visit to the Cathedral Shop will round off your visit perfectly with many locally made souvenirs. Free Entry.


Three concert highlights coming up this summer… David Briggs Evening Organ Concert

Truro Cathedral Choir Summer Concert

WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 7.30pm (pre-concert talk at 7pm)

THURSDAY 12 JULY 7.30pm

A former organist at Truro Cathedral, David returns to Cornwall having established himself as one of the leading concert organists in the world. His programme will include The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas, arr Briggs, Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams, arr Briggs (with pictures of historic Truro), Toccata by Widor, Improvisation to a Charlie Chaplin silent movie and three choral pieces with David at the organ joined by the cathedral choir, St Mary’s Singers, Truro Choral Society and Three Spires Singers. Tickets £12 on the door. For more information see our website trurocathedral.org.uk

The reputation of Truro Cathedral Choir is exceptional and that is why their summer concert is being broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and will be one of the most challenging and deeply moving programmes they have ever presented. Tickets £12 from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466.

Mothers’ Union Free Family Fun Day THURSDAY 16 AUGUST 10-3pm A day to entertain families and children including a Bouncy Castle, fun games to play, all sorts of craft activities, a tempting cake stall, picnic areas and much more. Whatever the weather, come along and have some fun FOR FREE! 57


Jetboil cooking system £90.00 Costwold Outdoors Lemon Quay

HAPPY CAMPERS

Forgotten your tent pegs? Punctured your airbed? No fear, Truro is fully stocked with plenty of stores that will be able to cater to your every need.

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amping in Cornwall is loved by many people – and with the rolling hills, golden beaches and beautiful summer sunshine, it’s not really a surprise. Setting up in a tent on a field can have its share of mishaps though, and some can really pull the plug on a fantastic holiday. Visit Mountain Warehouse on Victoria Square for cheap, cheerful camping solutions – from waterproof spray to a new sleeping bag, they’ve got all the basics that can keep you warm, dry and happy. For a wide range of clothing, make sure you call in at

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Hawkshead on Town Quay. Their huge selection of outdoor kit will provide you with everything necessary to take on the Cornish countryside – including the bits you may have forgotten you need! If you’re after top of the range camping equipment, head to Cotswolds on Lemon Quay. With great quality outerwear, footwear, tents and serious accessories, Cotswolds stocks products that will see you through season after season in the Cornish countryside. Whatever the weather, whatever your camping troubles, Truro is the place to stock up and make good for your holiday. Happy Camping!


Karuna tent £595 Hawkshead Town Quay

Cazal fire pit £48.00 Costwold Outdoors Lemon Quay

Buxton tent £219.99 Mountain Warehouse Victoria Square

Folding chair £12.99 Mountain Warehouse Victoria Square

Kids bottle £16.00 Cotswold Outdoors Lemon Quay 59


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Where else could you go and get your lunch, your shoes mended, your keys cut, your wig ďŹ tted, your clothes altered, your phone ďŹ xed, your pictures framed, your photos printed, your meat butchered, your watch battery replaced and your glasses engraved... And all under the same roof.

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A CHANCE TO WIN!

Great Little Photo Competition

WIN 2 NIGHTS IN THE ALVERTON HOTEL

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With its cobbled streets, lively events on the Quay, beautiful green spaces, and iconic Cathedral backdrop, Truro has plenty of moments and scenes worth capturing. Enter our photography competition for the chance to win a two night stay for two in Truro’s characterful and historic 4 star hotel, The Alverton.

Your photograph can be taken using any camera or device and should show us what you love about Truro, our great little city. Submit entries to competition@truro.gov.uk along with an image title, a brief description, your name and your telephone number.

The selected top 5 images will be published in the Festive issue of the Truro Guide, of which 40,000 copies are circulated around Cornwall. The overall winner will receive a two night stay for two in The Alverton Hotel, to be taken between 1 October 2018 and 31 March 2019.

Terms and conditions • Competition open from 22 May to 15th September 2018. • Only one entry accepted per person. • All photographs must be taken within the city of Truro. • Your image should be at least 1mb in size. • Prize can be taken anytime from

the 1 October 2018 to March 2019 (exclusive of Christmas and New Year packages). Cannot be used retrospectively. The prize has no monetary value. If the winning entrant is under 18, they must be accompanied by an adult for the stay at The Alverton Hotel. • The entered photography must

not have been published elsewhere or won a prize in any other photography competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any submitted image has been taken with the permission of the subject and does not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. Entrants must warrant that

the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it. • We reserve the right to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of Visit Truro’s or The Alverton Hotel’s publications, websites and/ or in any promotional material connected to this competition.

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ALL ROADS LEAD TO TRURO

Truro is extremely easy to access and can be reached by road, rail or water BY BUS AND TRAIN

Truro’s bus and coach stations are next to Lemon Quay, right in the heart of the city. On the mainline between London Paddington and Penzance, Truro train station is a few minutes’ walk from the city centre.

TAXIS

There are two city-centre taxi ranks – Boscawen Street (next to Coinage Hall) and Quay Street (short walk from Lemon Quay).

BY BOAT

Fal River boat services run from Town Quay. falriver.co.uk

BY PLANE

Cornwall Airport Newquay is just 12 miles away. cornwallairportnewquay.com

BY BIKE

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PARK & RIDE

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A variety of ticket options are available for the Park & Ride, from day tickets to multi-journey tickets. Guide dogs can travel on the service.

Just a short distance from the A30, the dual carriageway that links Cornwall to the M5, driving to Truro couldn’t be easier. A30 Eastbound to A390 A30 Westbound to A39 From Falmouth, the A39 From St Austell, the A390

See map on page 30-31 for parking.

There are two Park & Ride locations on the outskirts of the city, Langarth Park (TR4 9AN) and Tregurra Park (TR1 1RH).

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DISABLED PARKING

For free parking in Cornwall Council car parks, register in advance. Phone: 0300 1234 222

EVENING PARKING

Coming to Truro for the evening, or dropping by on the way home from the beach? Most car parks are free or just £1.50 after 4pm.

CAR SHARE

Looking to share a ride? Try Car Share Cornwall. carsharecornwall.com

CAR HIRE BY THE HOUR Newly launched by Co-cars, you’ll find cars to hire from just £3.75ph at Truro Train Station. co-cars.co.uk


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TRURO GUIDE

Winter ISSUE

FESTIVE TIS THE AND SEASON FOR FABULOUS ROMANCE Where to get the Your guide to the

ultimate Christmas party outfit

city’s romantic restaurants

FAMILY FUN Things to see and do for all the family

ALL THAT GLITTERS The jewellery stores that add some sparkle to the city

GREEN GIFT GUIDE What to buy the

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Summer Truro Guide  

The ultimate guide to summer in Cornwall's Great Little City.

Summer Truro Guide  

The ultimate guide to summer in Cornwall's Great Little City.

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