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Top notch tipples, relaxed fine dining and a warm Cornish welcome. Celebrate this season with us.

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Welcome to winter in Truro

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t’s the most wonderful time of the year! In this issue you’ll find an insider’s guide to our Great Little Festive City, with plenty of shopping, events, gift ideas and things to do in the run up to Christmas. At this time of year Truro really comes to life. The streets are illuminated by a parade of paper lanterns in the City of Lights and there are numerous gift fayres and markets to help you select the perfect present. There’s festive fun for all the family from meeting Father Christmas at the Royal Cornwall Museum to enjoying the heart-warming sound of Truro Cathedral’s carol services. Take the family on a wintery walk followed by a delicious roast dinner or get the party started with a guide to the best bars A to enjoy a cocktail.

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Our festive cover was illustrated by Sophie Melissa.

FESTIVE FUN Events and activities for all the family

43 C  OCKTAIL HOUR Our favourite cocktail bars in Truro

8 C  ORNISH CHRISTMAS HAMPERS Time for Festive Feasting

50 R  OYAL CORNWALL MUSEUM Festive activities at the museum

10 S  HIMMER AND SHINE All you need to sparkle this season 14 R  OAST ROUNDUP Truro’s best roast dinners 20 S  TOCKING FILLERS Unique gifts for him, for her and for kids 27 B  OOKWORMS Gifts for every reader 28 W  INTER GIFT FAYRE Truro’s undercover Christmas market 32 W  INTER EVENTS What’s on this season

53 SHOP & STAY Make a weekend of it in our Great Little City 56 T  RURO CATHEDRAL Nine Lessons and Carols at the Cathedral 58 G  REAT LITTLE PHOTO COMPETITION Our 2019 winner is revealed 62 T  RAVEL INFORMATION Getting around our Great Little City

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

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2 O  UR GREAT LITTLE FESTIVE CITY Christmas in Truro

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

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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THE CITY OF LIGHTS Truro’s festive season commences with the City of Lights Festival on Wednesday 20th November. Thousands line the streets to cheer along giant lanterns made by local school children, community groups and professional artists, followed by the Christmas lights switch on.

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THE TREE Visit Tregothnan for a Christmas Tree experience, choose from a traditional Norway Spruce to a non-drop Nordmann Fir or their special Super Scented Pine trees! Children can enjoy craft activities in the Christmas cabin from the 30th of November.

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THE CHRISTMAS PARADE On 27th November Truro will welcome Father Christmas and his reindeer as they lead a colourful parade through the city. Catch a glimpse from 6pm in Victoria Square.

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DECK THE HALLS Whether you favour a minimal, natural style or all-out sparkles and tinsel, head to Bay Tree Home, Illustrated Living or Uneeka for all the beautiful decorations you’ll need to deck the halls.

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LATE-NIGHT SHOPPING Truro is the must-go-to destination in Cornwall for all of your Christmas shopping needs. With a mix of high street brands, markets and independent shops open late every Wednesday from 27th November, head to the city and get inspired! 3


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MADE IN CORNWALL The Made In Cornwall Fair takes place from 27th November to 1st December on Lemon Quay. Presenting the best of handcrafted Cornwall, this is the perfect place to pick up unique Christmas gifts.

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 OP TOYS T For Truro’s answer to Santa’s workshop, visit either The Entertainer on Boscawen street or Toymaster stockist Mallett’s Home Hardware on Victoria Square – both ideal for children’s gifts.

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MAGNIFICENT MARKETS Select beautiful gifts at the Truro Christmas Street Markets, which take place every Wednesday late night shopping and Saturdays during the day throughout December.

MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS Don’t miss your chance to meet with Father Christmas! He can be found telling festive stories in the stables at Trelissick or in his new grotto at the Royal Cornwall Museum on selected dates throughout December.

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PRIMESTOCK SHOW The annual Primestock Christmas Show brings the countryside to the heart of the city on Lemon Quay. On Wednesday 4th December visitors will be able to get involved with this long-standing tradition of cattle auctions and buy homemade produce.


13 11 14 CRAFTY CHRISTMAS Get creative and enjoy the satisfaction of making your own decorations, cards or gift wrap. Truro Arts Company, Truro Fabrics Store and Hobbycraft are full of bits and bobs to inspire you.

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SEASON OF GOODWILL Give the gift of kindness by volunteering for a charity, organisation or community group. Support great charities such as Shelterbox and Cornwall Air Ambulance with gifts bought from their shops in the city.

THE HOLLY AND THE IVY Grab some gorgeous greenery for your front door or fireplace at Celtic Flowers in the Pannier Market or at Chacewater Garden Centre and bring Christmas to life at home.

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A ROYAL PERFORMANCE During December the Plaza Cinema will be broadcasting live performances from the Royal Ballet. See Coppelia on 10th December and experience the Christmas classic The Nutcracker on Tuesday 17th December.

FUELLED AND FESTIVE Think gingerbread, salted caramel or even a hint of nutmeg, Truro has no shortage of coffee shops to keep you fuelled with Christmas coffees during your shopping trips! Some of our favourite coffee stops include Café Uneeka, Emily’s, 108 and Grounded.

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CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY Join people all over the country by dressing up in your best festive knit and donating to Save the Children on 13th December.

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THE OFFICE PARTY Celebrate another successful year with your hardworking team. Whether it’s a festive lunch at Mannings, a pub supper at the William IV or dinner with dancing at the Alverton Hotel, Truro has plenty of places to choose from.

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ALL THAT GLITTERS Go all out with your festive party outfit this year. Select a spectacular sparkling outfit from one of the various boutique shops such as Busby & Fox, Bishop Phillpott or the Vor Store. Or choose something vintage from Tootsie & Tiger in Tinners Court.

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CHRISTMAS CHEER(S) Raise a glass with friends and family to celebrate the festive season. Truro has an abundance of cosy pubs and vibrant bars to suit all tastes. If you fancy a festive cocktail take a look at our recommendations on page 43.

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PAMPER YOURSELF Find some time to treat yourself this festive season. Try No.3 Lash and Brow bar for great lashes and brows, No.3 Lemon Street for rejuvenating facials and the ScentStore OPI Nail Bar for that all important nail sparkle.


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WINTER WALKS Pull on your hats and scarves and embrace the crisp winter air with a walk around one of Truro’s many beautiful woodlands or parks. Take the dog along the banks of the Truro River at Malpas, wander the historic parkland at Trelissick gardens, or explore one of the many trails at Idless Woods.

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ROAST ROUNDUP Follow up your winter walk with a well-deserved traditional roast dinner. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite pubs and restaurants that serve up a roaring roast on page 14.

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CAROLS AND SERVICES Visit Truro Cathedral for one of their many popular festive services and concerts. Highlights throughout December include the Candlelit Advent Carol Service, the Nine Lessons and the Pets Carols service. See our Events Guide on page 32 for dates and times.

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A CORNISH CHRISTMAS LUNCH If you’re going traditional, buy local with a turkey from The Great Cornish Food Store or Roach Fine Foods butchers in the Pannier Market. For the ultimate fuss-free solution preorder a Christmas Box from The Cornish Food Box Company, full of Cornish goodies! Find out more on page 9.

THE NATIVITY Follow the Truro Methodist Church on Christmas Eve as they tell the story of the nativity on the streets through the city. Find out more on page 39.

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CORNISH CHRISTMAS HAMPERS It’s that time for festive feasting! A Cornish food and drink hamper that’s packed full of original and delicious local products makes a fantastic gift – even for those hard to buy for family members.

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he Great Cornish Food Store, located alongside Waitrose at Tregurra Park, works with more than 90 local producers to offer the best of Cornish food and drink. It’s the perfect place to find locally made treats and items for your Cornish Christmas Hamper! Browse the huge range of artisan gifts ideas for all tastes and budgets, with everything from locally made biscuits and chocolates, to charcuterie and olives, to gin, wine and ale. Tucked away in Walsingham Place The Cornish Food Box brings together the very best of Cornish fare, available to buy at its Truro shop and through their home delivery food box service. Chose from one of their ready to go hampers such as the Cheese and Wine Hamper, the Gourmet Supper Hamper or the Craft Beer Hamper – and to make life even

easier they can post your hamper to anywhere in the UK! For vegetarians, vegans or those looking for healthier or more eco friendly alternatives, Archie Browns on Kenwyn Street offers a selection of foodie gift ideas including their Plastic Free Hamper that’s packed with local jams, honey and hemp chocolate.

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SHIMMER & SHINE Truro has all you need to sparkle this festive season

Leopard Beaded Clutch £39 Accessorize, Boscawen Street

Yola Decco Earrings £24 Busby & Fox, Prince’s Street Cosma Sequin Top £120 Busby & Fox, Prince’s Street 10


Dino Necklace £13 Uneeka, Boscawen Street

Zonna Faux Fur Coat £185.00 Busby & Fox, Prince’s Street

Metallic Pleated Midi Skirt £49.50 Marks & Spencer, Lemon Quay

Slingback Square Toe Loafers £29.50 Marks and Spencer, Lemon Quay 11


Slim Fit Trousers £29.50 Marks and Spencer, Lemon Quay

Holly Tie £25.00 Marks and Spencer, Lemon Quay

Classic Beanie £15.00 Clique, Kenwyn Street

Love Scarlet, Brass Acorn Cufflinks £65.00 National Trust, Trelissick

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Davide Semi-plain Blazer £125.00 White Stuff, River Street

Product £price Location, Location

Thornhill Oxford Shirt £46.00 FatFace, Victoria Square

Billy Brogue Lace Shoes £75.00 White Stuff, River Street

Happy Socks £12.99 TK Maxx, Pydar Street

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ROAST ROUNDUP There’s nothing better on a Sunday than a crisp winter’s walk followed by a classic roast dinner, washed down with a nice glass of Merlot. We’ve rounded up the best roasts in Truro, so settle down by the fire with a warming drink of your choice, put your feet up and relax…

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BUSTOPHER JONES

THE ALVERTON

THE RISING SUN

THE HERON INN

Book ahead for one of Bustopher Jones’s famous Sunday roasts as they are very popular! Choose a meat, fish or vegetarian option, all made with fresh and locallysourced produce. How about a mouth-watering lamb starter – chargrilled lamb leg, served with mint pesto and crushed hazelnuts. Delicious!

Kick back, relax and tuck into a delicious double AA Rosetteworthy Sunday lunch in beautiful surroundings at The Alverton. With a choice of roasts each week and a selection of starters, main courses and desserts, there’s something for everyone. Their slow-cooked belly pork with crackling, apple sauce, seasonal vegetables and duck fat roast potatoes in a cider jus is particularly tempting!

A foodie-favourite in Truro, The Rising Sun is an award-winning dining pub with an intimate atmosphere. Their Sunday lunch menu has a variety of starters, mains and delicious desserts from Head Chef Tom.

Located on outskirts of Truro, overlooking the river, The Heron Inn was awarded the ‘Food Pub of the Year’ at the St Austell Brewery Estate Awards Dinner in January. Enjoy a leisurely walk through Malpas before a carefully crafted meal, served up by award-wining chef Nick Hemming using fresh, locally-sourced produce.


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Serving up classic pub food that echoes the local countryside, The Plume of Feathers is located in Mitchell. Masterchef – The Professionals contestant, Nat Tallents, helms the kitchen, bringing together the finest local ingredients in traditional British dishes with a modern twist. Their Sunday roast is perfect after a long walk on the beach. Soak up the cosy ambience under low oak beams, lounge by the log fire or take a seat in their sunlit conservatory.

A warm welcome from Ben and Sam awaits all who visit the Penrose Kitchen, located just outside of Truro. Enjoy Sunday lunch from midday until 4pm among the beautiful lily ponds which surround the restaurant. Local suppliers are of utmost importance, the restaurant proudly serves beef and lamb from Brian Etherington; fresh mackerel, monkfish, mussels and plaice from The Cornish Fishmonger, Wing of St Mawes; and Trewithen cream to accompany Ben’s own Bread & Butter Pudding! 15


THE COUNTY ARMS

THE PUNCHBOWL & LADLE

Dating back to the 15th century, The Punchbowl and Ladle is full of cosy nooks and corners to settle into. A seasonal, locally sourced menu and everchanging roster of ales makes this gastropub popular with locals and visitors alike. They serve a traditional roast dinner every Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm.

CATHEDRAL RESTAURANT The magnificent Truro Cathedral is always a must-visit for locals and tourists. But did you know they also have a restaurant overlooking the Cathedral Green? All are welcome to come and enjoy their Sunday Carvery, prepared by their Head Chef using fresh ingredients. Booking is essential as this is very popular. Can’t wait until Sunday for a classic roast dinner? Enjoy a lunchtime roast on a Thursday for just £6.95. 16

You don’t have to wait until Sunday for a traditional carvery. At The County Arms, they serve a choice of meats or a vegetarian nut roast, accompanied with an array of delicious seasonal vegetables every day of the week! Ask about their Carvery Loyalty Card which can get you money off, free desserts and more.

THE THOMAS DANIELL Set in a listed building on the edge of Lemon Street, this family owned ‘proper pub’ offers a modern but welcoming environment. They serve delicious, hearty food accompanied with a variety of beer, wine and cocktails. Serving up Sunday Roasts from 12pm until 8pm, you can take your time to enjoy their Slow Cooked Beef Brisket or Slow Roasted Belly Pork with Crackling (both accompanied by yorkshire puddings, koffman cabbage, cauliflower cheese with a parmesan crumb and apricot, pistachio and sage stuffing!)


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Wrap up warm and enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Truro Christmas Street Markets at Boscawen Street every Wednesday from 27th November and the last two Saturdays before Christmas. SHOP UNDER THE ANGEL LIGHTS With the Christmas Lights up and illuminating our Great Little Festive City, the Truro Christmas Street Markets will be decorating a pedestrianised Boscawen Street every Wednesday from 27th November until Christmas, starting at 10.30am and ending at 9pm, to complement late night shopping. On Saturday 14th and Saturday 21st December the street market runs from 9am until 5pm. As Boscawen Street will be traffic-free for the street markets, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy our Great Little Festive City alfresco in a leisurely manner, under the Christmas lights.

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A MARKET HISTORY

EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY

Boscawen Street has a history of trading outside, as in the early 1700’s the street had the Middle Row – a street of wooden buildings with tradesmen selling their wares. Echoing those days of old, the Truro Christmas Street Markets is a fitting location to offer shoppers the chance to find handmade produce of today.

If you’re feeling peckish, there is an incredible array of street food, with both sweet and savoury options to suit all tastebuds. Take a sip of warm mulled cider, smell the roasted chestnuts and soak up the festive atmosphere. Sample the Saint Ives Liquor Company’s latest tipples like Limecello and Pompelmocello – a perfect gift, delicious poured over ice. Others, such as Rosemullion and Cornish Rock Gin, offer more warming spirits to try. If you need a gift for someone with a sweet tooth why not try the smooth, flavoursome Josh’s Chocolate or the crumbly Roly’s Fudge, all made in Cornwall.

BROWSE FOR GIFTS Managed by Truro BID, the Truro Christmas Street Markets include handcrafted items such as jewellery, candles, condiments, toys and much more. There are a variety of unique gift ideas on offer from local pottery, scented candles, children’s clothing, preserves, sauces, gins, chocolates and more.


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On Saturdays and latenight shopping Wednesdays entertainment arranged by Truro BID will take place at the Truro Christmas Street Markets as well as around the city. Listen out for music ranging from traditional Christmas brass bands, kettle drums, choirs, vintage and samba to help you get into the festive spirit. To add to the atmosphere of the Truro Christmas Street Markets on Wednesday evenings, large visuals will be projected onto the TUI building (on the corner of Boscawen Street and Lemon Street) as well as onto The Art’s Café in River Street. Truro BID have collaborated with Truro and Penwith College students who have produced this creative content with Christmas themes.

When heading to Truro to enjoy the markets and late night shopping you can take advantage of free parking in long stay from 4pm and short stay from 5pm in Cornwall Council car parks.

For a list of traders and more information visit the events page on Facebook @visittruro. The Truro City Centre Christmas Lights are installed and funded by Truro BID; along with funding from Lionel and Carol Knight for the Angels and lights in Boscawen Street and lights in Prince’s Street. 19


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Fill those stockings high with unique gifts for him, for her and for kids

Maileg Rat in a Cheese Box £41 Illustrated Living, Lemon Street Market

Cornish Ketchup £3.50 Condimental, Green Street Mews

Pop-A-Cork, Snowy Trees £3.95 The Clementine, Old Bridge Street

Mr Manly Hair & body wash £7.99 Soap £6.99 Uneeka, Boscawen Street 20


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FOR HIM Bone Keyring £6.95 The Clementine, Old Bridge Street

Rathlee Rum 5cl £3.99 Johns Wine and Spirits, Lemon Street Market

Box of Chocolate Sardines £5.99 Seasalt, Duke Street

Chilly Water Bottle £20 The Refill Store, Lemon Street Market

Adult Elk T-Shirt £22.50 The Clementine, Old Bridge Street

Reclaimed Climbing Rope Belt £32.99 Uneeka, Boscawen Street 21


Neom Scented Candle £16 Neom Hand Balm £15 Wishlist by Illustrated Living, Lemon Street Market

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Set of 3 Penguins £20.95 The Clementine, Old Bridge Street

Leopard Print Clutch £24 Inhabit, Green Street Mews

Women’s Arty Socks £6.00 Seasalt, Duke Street

Salt & Sea Air Scented Tealights £8.00 Seasalt, Duke Street 22


Della Beaded Drop Earrings £22 Busby & Fox, Prince’s Street

Josh's 76% Dark Chocolate £3.50 Truro Visitor Information Centre, Boscawen Street

Robin Snow Globe £25 Laura Ashley, Pydar Street

Tugboat Christmas Tea £3.80 Teacup with infuser £13.00 Tugboat, New Bridge Street

Tarquin’s Gin 5cl £5.99 Johns Wine and Spirits, Lemon Street Market

Niskama Dry Skin Relief Body Balm £6.50 The Refill Store, Lemon Street Market 23


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Organic Cotton Bear Playsuit £20 Lakin & Boone, Lemon Street Market

Wooden Toy £21 Uneeka, Boscawen Street

Tiddly Winks Skills Game £8.00 Debenhams, Lemon Quay

Maileg Big Sister Mouse in Box £22 Illustrated Living, Lemon Street Market

Pompom Hat £8.00 White Stuff, River Street 24

Snowy Bear Decoration £7.50 White Stuff River Street

Buttermilk Gingerbread Fudge £2.99 Truro Visitor Information Centre, Boscawen Street

Wee Gallery Flippy Friends – Organic Bear £29.95 Lakin & Boone, Lemon Street Market


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GIFTS FOR BOOKWORMS Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for your loved one or perhaps yourself ? Then look no further than Waterstones! Here’s a selection of books to suit every reader.

Best for escapism:

Best for a thrill:

Best for entertainment:

Best for kids:

IN THE TIME WE LOST Carrie Hope Fletcher

AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD John le Carré

ME: ELTON JOHN OFFICIAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sir Elton John

THE CHRISTMASAURUS AND THE WINTER WITCH Tom Fletcher (author), Shane Devries (illustrator)

After tragedy befalls young Luna Lark she ups sticks and heads for Ondingside, a remote town with only 150 inhabitants. Ondingside feels like the perfect place to get away from everything but all is not as it seems. A freak snow storm on Luna’s first night in town sets the scene for an uplifting tale to warm the wintriest of hearts.

Promising to address “the division and rage at the heart of our modern world”, John Le Carré’s 25th novel is an espionage thriller ripe for our age. Following on the heels of his acclaimed and timely return, A Legacy of Spies - as well as the popular adapted revivals of The Night Manager and The Little Drummer Girl - it’s the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

From his 70s glam rock pomp to a settled twenty-first-century family life, the former Reg Dwight has been a consistent, iconic presence in British popular culture for the last fifty years. Me is the refreshingly candid and hugely entertaining memoir of an artist who lived the rock n roll lifestyle to the full.

A fun-filled, crumpetladen, festive delight, Tom Fletcher’s rhyming classic The Christmasaurus captured the hearts of children (and adults) everywhere. Packed with a host of magical surprises and superbly illustrated by Shane Devries, the much-anticipated sequel sees William on a brand new mission to protect Christmas. 27


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WINTER GIFT FAYRE For festive treats and gorgeous gifts, look no further than The Winter Gift Fayre!

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ncapsulating the spirit of winter magic and Christmas festivities, the beautifully decorated marquee on Lemon Quay hosts more than 80 stallholders, ranging from treasured national brands to local producers. From luxury foods and award-winning drink, to beautiful accessories and Cornish decorations, you’re sure to find the perfect present here! Browse the extensive collection of handmade, locally produced gifts, arts & crafts and

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food & drink, talk to the stallholders about their inspiration and how they make their unique gifts and sample delicious produce along the way! This much anticipated annual event takes place from Wednesday 11th to Thursday 19th December, making it the final Lemon Quay Christmas market before the big day – ideal for those last-minute presents.

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AT THE WINTER GIFT FAYRE

Jo Downs is one of the world’s most respected fused glass designers. Her work draws inspiration from the beautiful coastal landscape while her advanced fusion techniques allow for the creation of abstract designs of great individuality and depth. 30

The Dynamite Valley Brewing Company draw inspiration from around the world to produce their beer, involving the local beer-loving community in the process. Each beer is unique and the beautifully packaged bottles make great gifts.

Atlantic Blankets design beautiful blankets that help create happy memories. Inspired by Cornwall and the sea, these cosy, soft blankets are perfect for snuggling into on a cold winter’s evening.

Paper Starlights make any space beautiful and festive with their mesmerising brilliance and warm atmospheric glow. Made from fair trade paper and natural materials these make a lovely gift or decoration for home.


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Rickard’s Cornish Biltong is the ideal stocking filler for those looking to add some spice to their lives! Made from 100% premium Southwest British Beef, Cornish Biltong is high in protein making it a healthy snack.

Curio Spirits Company is the home of award-winning, curiously delightful and distinctive craft spirits. Their quadruple-distilled gins and vodkas are full of flavoursome, natural botanicals.

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Tremorvah Playing Field Fireworks The annual bonfire display with glow sticks, sparklers, hot food and refreshments, starts at 5pm. visittruro.org.uk/whats-on

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Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance Truro Cathedral This poignant and reflective service will remember all those lost through war and conflict. The service will incorporate the two-minute silence which will be marked by the tolling of the cathedral bell. trurocathedral.org.uk

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Cathedral City markets Lemon Quay Browse stalls and purchase Christmas gifts at the Cathedral City Markets. ccmarkets.co.uk

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The Father Christmas Parade

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City of Lights and Christmas Lights Switch-on Starting the festive season, Truro’s City of Lights is a must for your calendar. Thousands line the streets to see giant lanterns made by local school children, community groups and professional artists paraded through the city centre. Truro’s Christmas lights will also be officially switched on! (21st or 22nd as contingency dates in the event of bad weather).

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Catch a glimpse of Father Christmas and his real reindeer as they lead a parade through the city starting from 6pm in Victoria Square. NOVEMBER

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Three Spires Singers & Orchestra; Elgar: The Kingdom Truro Cathedral Expect to hear impassioned melodies and harmonies in this colourful large-scale Elgar work for double choir, semi-chorus and four soloists. Nationally acclaimed solo singers will include Catherine Hamilton, Sarah Pring, David Webb and David Stout. trurocathedral.org.uk

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Late Night Shopping City Centre Every Wednesday from 27th November Truro’s shops will be open for late night shopping. Enjoy the atmosphere with markets, music and entertainment.

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Made in Cornwall Fair Lemon Quay A fabulous selection of locally produced foods, creative arts, jewellery, cards and chocolates all under one roof. madeincornwall.com

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Gaz Brookfield Old Bakery Studios A must for fans of The Levellers, New Model Army, and Seth Lakeman, Gaz is a solo acoustic musician and songwriter not to be missed. oldbakerystudios.co.uk

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St Mary’s Singers: Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 Truro Cathedral The St Mary’s Singers are delighted to be joined by the virtuoso period instrumentalists of The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, the cathedral’s boy choristers, as well as a stellar line up of soloists for this magnificent classical repertoire. visittruro.org.uk/whats-on

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Coppice Theatre Jack’s Frosty Stories This December Coppice Theatre are bringing a brand new walk about version of their popular winter storytelling show Jack’s Frosty Stories to Truro. Don’t miss this magical Christmas show live in the heart of Cornwall. Performances at 12noon, 2pm and 4pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Truro Visitor Information Centre. visittruro.org.uk/whats-on

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Candlelit Advent Carol Service Truro Cathedral Celebrate the start of Advent with a dramatic candlelit service. trurocathedral.org.uk


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National Trust Trelissick Christmas Craft Fair Trelissick Gardens Handmade gifts by Trelissick staff and volunteers. nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick

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Meet Father Christmas Royal Cornwall Museum Visit Father Christmas at the Royal Cornwall Museum for storytelling, make and take activities and a visit to see the man himself! ÂŁ5.50 per child, museum entry for the evening included. Book in advance.

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Late Night Shopping City Centre Every Wednesday from 27th November Truro’s shops will be open for late night shopping. Enjoy the atmosphere with markets, music and entertainment.

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Prime Stock Craft Show Lemon Quay The annual craft show that brings the countryside into the heart of the city. truroprimestockshow.co.uk

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Garden Illuminations Trelissick

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Mayor’s Charity Day Lemon Quay Hosted by the Mayor of Truro charities from across Cornwall will come together to raise funds and awareness for their causes. visittruro.org.uk/whats-on

See the garden at Trelissick in a new light as it becomes an illuminated wonderland. After you’ve wound your way through garden you’ll need warming up, so why not head to the house where the fire will be roaring to bring feeling back those chilly toes.

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Meet the Reindeer Trelissick Gardens Father Christmas’s reindeer are flying in for a festive visit to Treslissick’s stable yard! Visit the website for more information. nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick

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Mad Dog Mcrea Plus Flats & Sharps Old Bakery Studios The Southwest’s finest Celtic Folk-sters return to The Old Bakery for an almighty Christmas knees up. oldbakerystudios.co.uk

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DISASTER RELIEF VISITOR CENTRE

CORNWALL’S MOST UNIQUE VISITOR ATTRACTION is in the heart of Truro.

AUTUMN & WINTER 2019

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WINTER EVENTS

OUR GREAT LITTLE

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Late Night Shopping City Centre Every Wednesday from 27th November Truro’s shops will be open for late night shopping. Enjoy the atmosphere with markets, music and entertainment.

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Winter Gift Fayre Lemon Quay

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The Nutcracker – Royal Ballet Encore Plaza Cinema

Festive treats and gorgeous gifts to tick off your Christmas list.

This Christmas, don’t miss the Royal Ballet’s captivating production of this family favourite.

trurowintergiftfayre.co.uk

wtwcinema.co.uk/truro


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BBC Radio Cornwall Carol Concert Truro Cathedral The BBC Radio Cornwall Christmas Concert will feature traditional music and carols with a service of thanks and celebration.

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Carols by Candlelight Truro Baptist Church Take some time out from the last minute Christmas preparations to sing carols, read the Christmas story, reflect and pray. visittruro.org.uk/whats-on

trurocathedral.org.uk

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Late Night Shopping City Centre Every Wednesday from 27th November Truro’s shops will be open for late night shopping. Enjoy the atmosphere with markets, music and entertainment.

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A Cornish Carol The Burrell Theatre From the team that brought you Trevithick, The Cornish Caretakers and HIRETH, comes this irreverent, new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic.

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Festival of Nine Lessons Truro Cathedral A much-loved service, devised first in Truro in 1880. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. trurocathedral.org.uk

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Live Nativity through the city Truro Methodist Church A procession through the streets of Truro led by Mary and Joseph, followed by the Christmas Story and sing along 2.45pm – 4.00pm. visittruro.org.uk/whats-on

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WINTER EVENTS

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Midnight Mass Truro Cathedral Make your way to the stunning setting of the Truro Cathedral for the carols and prayers of midnight mass. Doors open at 10.30pm, service starts at 11.00pm. trurocathedral.org.uk

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Christmas Day Services Truro Cathedral Join Truro Cathedral Choir from 10am to celebrate this day of great joy.

Truro Baptist Church Celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas morning from 10am.

Catholic Church All are welcome to celebrate at Our Lady of the Portal & St Piran.

Truro Methodist Church Join the Methodist Church at Union Place to celebrate Christmas.

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Pets’ Carol Service Truro Cathedral Don’t miss this enchanting service where pets are celebrated. trurocathedral.org.uk

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WINTER EVENTS

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New Year’s Fireworks Lemon Quay

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Family New Year’s Fireworks Lemon Quay Fireworks starting at 7.30pm for families with young children. visittruro.org.uk/whats-on

Gather in our Great Little City to see in the new year with a spectacular firework display at midnight. visittruro.org.uk/whats-on

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Truro Choral Society New Year’s Day Concert Truro Cathedral Vivaldi’s Gloria will open the concert followed by Vaughan Williams’ Tallis Fantasia. They will also feature Russel Pascoe’s piece entitled “Music!” which celebrates the joys of singing. 41


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COCKTAIL HOUR Truro has some of the best cocktail bars in the county, perfect for commencing the festivities in style. Here are some of our favourites... BUSTOPHER JONES Lemon Street

Newly refurbished and under new management, Bustopher Jones has been ranked as the number 1 cocktail bar in the city on Tripadvisor. Their cocktail menu features innovative and unusual cocktails separated into seven chapters for easy navigation: Tang and Twang, Silky Sours, Giggle Water, High Spirits, Something for Dessert, Stone Cold Classics and 0% Proof. 43


ON THE ROCKS

THE MOCKINGBIRD

Newly opened in 2019, On the Rocks is a high-end cocktail bar run by husband and wife team Neil and Leah. Located in Duke Street, this experienced duo make all of their own syrups, cordials, infusions, sherbets and sorbets using an array of Cornish produce.

Another newbie on the block is The Mockingbird Mimosa Lounge. Located in Nalders Court, The Mockingbird offers a ‘Brunch and Munch’ and evening tapas menus as well as delicious cocktails, of course. Try their ‘Rosy Cheeks’ Turkish Delight martini or be adventurous with their ‘Arsenic & Lace’ cocktail with gin, absinth, crème de violet and dry vermouth!

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OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL St Mary’s Street

As its name suggests, this iconic building once provided a place of education for some of Cornwall’s most famous innovators. Now known for fabulous cocktails, The Old Grammar School is a favourite on the Truro bar scene. Using small independent Cornish merchant, North Coast Wine Company for all their wines and spirits, their cocktail menu includes Boozy Iced Coffees for that extra kick! 44

Nalders Court

VERTIGO

St Mary’s Street

Set within sight of the iconic Truro Cathedral in the heart of the city, Vertigo offers beautifully made cocktails served in stylish surroundings. Why not sign up for their V Cocktail Party and learn to mix two cocktails of your choice with one of their expert bartenders.

THE ALVERTON Tregolls Road

Relax into the weekend for cocktail night every Friday evening at The Alverton’s cocktail bar. Enjoy the sumptuous surroundings of this beautiful building with a classic cocktail, expertly prepared by experienced bartenders.


THE THOMAS DANIELL

JAKS

Set in a listed building at the top of Lemon Street, this familyowned pub offers a modern but welcoming environment. Take a seat by the fire or stand by the bar to watch the bartender prepare your cocktail.

Jaks is a family-owned restaurant and bar in the heart of the city. Located within a beautiful Georgian property, Jaks has a lounge bar, concept store and brasserie across two floors. Their cocktail menu has a variety of classics along with their signature House cocktail Tanqueray Sevilla Gin, Prosecco & Mediterranean Tonic!

Infirmary Hill

MANNINGS Lemon Street

BEAR BAR Quay Street

With bars based in Wadebridge, St Agnes and now Truro, this stylish chain of pubs knows how to get the party started. Cocktail Club is every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a selection of classic and unique cocktails on offer – try their ‘Bear Royale’ for a special treat!

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A firm favourite for after work drinks or a night on the town, Mannings has an extensive cocktail menu with something to suit all tastes. Creating enticing new flavours every week, Mannings always provide something innovative and exciting!

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ADVERTORIAL

A GREAT CORNISH CHRISTMAS W

ith everything under one roof, convenient opening hours, free parking and a supermarket alongside, local food shopping has never been so easy. Christmas is a time when people want quality, choice and those extra assurances about what they’re buying. The unique combination of everyday essentials alongside luxury treats, superb fresh produce, an extensive range of Cornish drinks and a carefully selected collection of homewares and books, makes the Great Cornish Food Store the ideal destination for hassle-free shopping for Christmas gifts as well as groceries. Working with Cornwall’s finest producers makes a big difference for owner, Ruth Huxley “We are lucky enough to have so much incredible produce on our doorstep here in Cornwall,” she said. “We test every product for flavour, quality and – importantly

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– value, before it earns its place on the shelf. We won’t compromise on our integrity – it’s our raison d’être.” One of the biggest draws is the store’s Christmas ordering service. A whole range of Cornish food and drink can be pre-ordered to be ready and waiting for you to collect. From Cornish turkeys and local vegetables to the very best local drinks, mince pies and nibbles - the whole team will go out of their way to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for. Order your Christmas food before 13th December. Head Chef Nik Tinney and his team can also help you with ideas for parties and special occasions. From business lunches to dinner parties for family and friends, or just a few nibbles to go with drinks, a bespoke solution is created for every customer. It’s just like having your own personal chef – without the price tag!

FISH AND FIZZ SHOPPING EVENINGS Every Thursday, from Nov 28th to Dec 19th, the store will stay open until 8pm for peaceful, relaxed shopping, with staff on hand to help with gift ideas and Christmas food questions. Different suppliers will be in the store each week sampling their Christmas goodies giving you the chance to try before you buy. The café will stay open from 4pm to 7pm with a special menu of fish and chips with a glass of Cornish fizz for £10 per person.


THE PERFECT CORNISH GIFT Looking for a bespoke Christmas gift? Why not build your own Christmas hamper? Choose from a large range of specialist Cornish products - from local gins and ales to beautiful homeware, there is something for everyone. Simply select your lined gift box from a range of sizes and choose which items you’d like to include.

Open Mon to Sat 8am - 7pm* Sun 10am to 4pm *Open until 8pm on Thursdays Nov 28th to Dec 19th FREE PARKING Deadline for Christmas orders: 13th December greatcornishfood.co.uk 01872 306060 store@greatcornishfood.co.uk 47


OUR GREAT LITTLE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL THINGS FESTIVE IN OUR GREAT LITTLE CITY

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or a comprehensive guide to Truro’s festive events and activities visit our Great Little Visitor Information Centre, located on Boscawen Street. Our retail space is full of gorgeous Cornwall-inspired items, from lifestyle and homeware, to locally-produced food and drink and traditional souvenirs. Perfect for Christmas presents or as a treat for yourself! You can also purchase tickets from the Cornish Riviera Box Office (CRBO) directly from the Visitor Information Centre. The Visit Truro website has an inclusive list of events happening during the festive season as well as ideas on where to eat, shop and stay. Next time you’re in Truro, be sure to pop in and see for yourself! Open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm and Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm. visittruro.org.uk

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CHRISTMAS ALL WRAPPED UP AT THE ROYAL CORNWALL MUSEUM! THE ROYAL CORNWALL MUSEUM HAS FESTIVE ACTIVITIES GALORE THIS WINTER. Don’t miss EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING FROM 4TH DECEMBER 16:00 - 19.30 Come and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto. £5.50 7TH DECEMBER 11:00 - 15:00 Museum Christmas Craft Fair Buy locally this Christmas at the Museum Craft Fair and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto.

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ome and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto at the museum every Wednesday late night shopping evening from 4th December. Come along for story telling, make and take activities plus the opportunity to meet Father Christmas himself! Open from 4.00 - 7.30pm, tickets cost £5.50, which includes museum entry and can be prebooked online. On Saturday 7th December the Royal Cornwall Museum is

hosting its Christmas Craft Fair. If you’re looking to buy locally this Christmas, there will be plenty to choose from, where some of Cornwall’s finest craftspeople will be showcasing their handmade delights. Expect locally produced jewellery, art, ceramics plus a whole host of eco-inspired treasures and Christmas keepsakes. Not to be missed, this event will be jam-packed with delights sure to leave the whole family feeling merry and bright this December.

14TH DECEMBER 10.30 - 11.30 What’s in the Box – Interactive sessions for 2-5 year olds. £2 per child 14TH DECEMBER 13:30 - 15:30 Museum Club – Seasons Greetings. £4 per child 17TH DECEMBER 19:00 - 20:30 Truro Youth String Orchestra Christmas Concert For more information and booking visit royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk 51


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20th Nov - City of Lights & Switch-on 27th Nov - Father Christmas Parade from 27th Nov - Truro Christmas Street Markets from 27th Nov - Wednesday Late Night Shopping 11th - 19th Dec - Winter Gift Fayre 31st Dec at Midnight - New Year’s Fireworks

New for 2019...

30 Nov & 7 Dec - Jack’s Frosty Stories by Coppice Theatre from 4th Dec - Father Christmas at the Museum 31st Dec at 7.30pm - Family New Year Fireworks

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SHOP, STAY & SLOW DOWN Make a weekend of it in our Great Little City. Shop until you drop (into a sumptuous bed in luxury surroundings); lay your head after your Christmas party or get away from it all for a Christmas or New Year break with all the trimmings:

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stone’s throw from The Plaza cinema, Mannings is a modern, sophisticated hotel on Lemon Street in the heart of the city. If you want to see out the festive season with flair, why not reserve one of the luxurious bedrooms or apartments in its Grade II-listed building and converted stable block? Welcome 2020 in style with their New Year’s Eve dinner and overnight package - a sixcourse tasting menu plus a 1, 2 or 3 day stay in their luxury accommodation. 53


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here is Christmas spirit in abundance at The Alverton. This magical hotel is a five minute walk into the city centre and is the perfect place to rest and relax after an evening of late night shopping. If you’d rather experience the full package, The Alverton has plenty to offer. Designed by the same architect as Truro Cathedral, it’s now Truro’s only four-silverstar hotel, with characterful bedrooms and suites and a two-AA Rosette bar and brasserie, perfect for a festive meal and a fireside tipple. Join them on Christmas Day for an impressive five-course dinner, on Boxing Day for a four-course lunch and on New Year’s Eve for a seven-course feast, live music and magnificent views of the city’s fireworks at midnight! 54


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his cosy hotel is the perfect place to stay in Truro after a shopping expedition or Christmas party. Situated just a five minute walk from the city centre, Merchant House is a historic hotel with a laid-back contemporary feel. Treat yourself to a restorative slice of homemade cake or mince pie in the lounge in front of a roaring log burner and later perhaps a drink from the well-stocked bar. For more places to stay in Truro see visittruro.org.uk/ truro-accommodation 55


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NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

Experience the much-loved Nine Lessons and Carols Christmas Service in Truro, the city where it all started.

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n the evening of 24th December, Christian congregations across the UK and beyond will gather for their traditional Christmas Eve worship. Nine Lessons and Carols is nine Bible readings interspersed with Christmas hymns and carols. This has been the basis for the traditional Christmas Eve service for decades. Variations of it are used by churches all over the world, the best-known version is broadcast annually from King’s College, Cambridge. But that’s not where the service originated. For the first ever Nine Lessons and Carols, you’d have to travel back in time to 10pm on the Christmas Eve of 1880, and a makeshift wooden church in the centre of Truro. It was here that the first Bishop of Truro (and later Archbishop of Canterbury), Edward White Benson, was

conducting worship while the city’s new cathedral was under construction. He had devised a new, lively, celebratory form of service that alternated short Bible readings with popular hymns and carols. His aim was to introduce a community-led service that could help create some sense of stability and ignite a passion for carol singing. It was more popular than he could have imagined and from then on became a fixture in the city’s Christmas calendar. Other churches quickly adopted the new format and in 1928 the new BBC started broadcasting the now famous version from King’s College, Cambridge which is heard by millions of people around the world. Come and experience the original Nine Lessons and Carols in the spectacular Truro Cathedral this year.

Don’t miss 1 DECEMBER 18:00 Candlelit Advent Carol Service 23 & 24 DECEMBER 19:00 The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 28 DECEMBER 14:00 Truro Cathedral’s Carol Service for Pets To find out more about the events and services taking place this festive season, visit trurocathedral.org.uk 57


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PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

We received lots of fantastic entries for our Great Little Photo Competition this year, but after much deliberation, we are delighted to name Darren Taylor Browning as our 2019 winner with his shot titled ‘Fire Through the Trees’. Congratulations Darren, we hope you enjoy your stay at The Alverton Hotel!

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WINNER

Darren Taylor Browning

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BEST OF THE REST A huge ‘thank you’ goes out to all who entered. Here’s our selection of highly commended entries.

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All Roads

LEAD TO TRURO

Santa has his sleigh – here are your ways in and out of Truro for the Christmas season PARK & RIDE

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.

BY PLANE

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

BY BIKE

The city’s on two National Cycle Routes, 3 and 32. There are bike parks at both Lemon Quay and Union Place.

There are two Park and Ride locations on the outskirts of the City. Langarth Park (TR4 9AN) and Tregurra Park (TR1 1RH). Following the success of previous years, Truro’s Park and Ride will once again operate an extended service for the City of Lights and Christmas Lights Switch-On taking place on 20 November, and Late Night

Shopping on Wednesdays leading up to Christmas on the 27 November and 4, 11 and 18 December. To help shoppers enjoy the Christmas atmosphere, the last bus for both Tregurra and Langarth will leave the City Centre from Quay Street/Truro Bus Station at 10pm. To find out more, visit: parkfortruro.org.uk

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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 62 for parking.

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

CAR SHARE

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

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Park for free from 4pm in long stay and 5pm in short stay Cornwall Council car parks throughout Truro. Edward Street Garras Wharf Moorfield Moresk, Oakway Pydar Street Viaduct

DISABLED PARKING

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

TAXIS

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


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Trelissick

With the garden illuminated and the house festively decorated there’s lots to enjoy this December. Trelissick illuminated The garden, brightened by flowers by day, is cast in a whole new light by the Christmas illuminations after dark.

Festive house and stable yard The stable yard is decorated with garlands, wreaths and an enormous twinkling Christmas tree. A warm welcome awaits in the festively decorated house. Meet the reindeer

An audience with Father Christmas Father Christmas will be entertaining families with his festive tales in the stables. ÂŁ6 per child. Booking essential, see website for details. Storytelling in the stables Stay in the Christmas spirit with even more festive stories for families to enjoy after the big day. ÂŁ4 per child, booking essential, see website. Admission and parking charges also apply for these events. Admission and parking is free to members of the National Trust.

On Saturdays the reindeer fly in for a festive visit to the stable yard.

Find us just off the A39 between Truro and Falmouth Trelissick, Feock, Nr Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6QL Follow us on social media for festive updates @NTTrelissick

For further details and booking visit:

nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick


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Truro Guide Winter 2019  

In this issue, you’ll find an insider’s guide to what Truro has in store for Christmas, with everything you need to know about shopping, eve...

Truro Guide Winter 2019  

In this issue, you’ll find an insider’s guide to what Truro has in store for Christmas, with everything you need to know about shopping, eve...

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