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THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE CITY & RURAL DISTRICT

SUMMER 2017

WHAT’S ON

Summer events

FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD!

Fine dining to perfect picnics

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Family fun

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS


Welcome to summer in Truro

Exploring the city can really work up an appetite – and in this issue we’ve got plenty of ideas on where to enjoy delicious Cornish cuisine and thirstquenching beverages in Truro. If you’re after some fresh local seafood, a hoppy craft ale or refreshing cocktail, or simply one of the three Cornish favourites (cream teas, pasties, and crab sandwiches) there’s gastronomy galore in our great little city this summer. Don’t miss the Great Cornish Food Festival in September, and if you’re yearning for a picnic in the park, read on to discover our favourite al fresco lunch spots and places to shop for must-have picnic accessories. Summer in the city of Truro has lots more to offer. In this issue you’ll find ideas for keeping the kids entertained in the holidays, inspiration for getting fit outdoors, and where to get your retail therapy fix from the city’s fantastic collection of high street and independent shops, as well as our guide to what’s on this season. Whether you’re a local, visiting for the day, or here on holiday for a week, a warm welcome awaits in Truro this summer. Cover story A relaxing, sunny afternoon shopping for local produce... this food festivalinspired cover was created by Falmouth-based illustrator, Elly Jahnz. For more information on everything Truro, visit: visittruro.org.uk

2 S  UMMER FUN,  COME RAIN OR SHINE Holiday entertainment for your little ones 9 C  RAB SANDWICHES, PASTIES AND  CREAM TEAS The three Cornish favourites 15 SEAFOOD IN THE CITY Fresh fish to eat out or take away 18 THE ART AND  CRAFT OF ALE Refreshing summer brews 20 ALL OUT AL FRESCO Outdoor lunch spots 22 STIR IT UP Cool cocktails at Bustopher Jones 24 GREAT CORNISH  FOOD FESTIVAL Cornwall’s three day gastro extravaganza 28 PARK LIFE Bright and breezy picnic accessories 31 SUMMER SHOPPING SPOTLIGHT Lemon Street Market

34 EVENTS What’s on this season 44 HALL FOR CORNWALL Summer highlights 46 FITNESS, FUN  AND FRESH AIR Exercise in the great outdoors 53 SIZZLING SCENTS Scentstore’s favourites 54 PREACHING FASHION Bishop Philpott – designer womenswear boutique 56 LEAVE YOUR  MARK ON HISTORY Sign-A-Slate at Truro Cathedral 59 TRANSFORMING LIVES Volunteering for Shelterbox 61 PHOTO COMPETITION Win 2 nights in The Alverton 62 MAP & TRAVEL INFO

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This guide is a collaboration between Truro City Council, Visit Truro Tourist Information and Totally Truro Business Improvement District (BID). Published three times a year, the guide is produced by Wolf Rock Marketing. For editorial and advertising enquiries, email truroguide@ wolfrockmarketing.co.uk.

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Summer fun

COME RAIN OR SHINE The Cornish weather might be hard to predict but a visit to Truro is sure to keep the little ones entertained this summer. Keep their minds and bodies active with our checklist of fun-filled things to do around the city. 2


Learning and discovery TAKE A BOAT TRIP UP THE RIVER Enterprise Boats sail up to six times a day from Truro along the banks of the Fal River, an area of outstanding natural beauty where you might spot seals, dolphins, geese, and sea birds. Visit falriver.co.uk to find out more.

GET CRAFTY AT A TRURO  ARTS COMPANY WORKSHOP With holiday workshops all through the summer, budding artists can learn how to sculpt, print, paint and more – without you having to worry about the mess! Visit truroartscompany.co.uk for a list of upcoming workshops.

DISCOVER THE PAST AT  ROYAL CORNWALL MUSEUM A whole host of activities, workshops, and exhibitions take place at RCM throughout the summer. Find out what's happening at royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

FIND A NEW FAVOURITE  BOOK AT TRURO LIBRARY Head to Union Place and trawl the shelves. Action-adventure or fairy tale, science or crafts – whatever their thing, a trip to the local library is sure to spark their imaginations. 3


Rainy day entertainment WATCH A MOVIE  AT THE PLAZA CINEMA Popcorn and the big screen – who doesn’t love the cinema?!

SIGN-A-SLATE  AT THE CATHEDRAL Scribble your mark on history by signing your name, drawing a picture, or writing a message in support of the Truro Cathedral Roof Appeal. Royals, Kate and William, signed their own slate on their visit to Truro last year. HAVE A BOWLING TOURNAMENT With eight lanes, a games arcade and a restaurant, Truro Bowl can keep the whole family amused for hours. SEE A SHOW AT  HALL FOR CORNWALL Cornwall’s biggest performance venue has a range of shows and events for all ages this summer. See page 44 or hallforcornwall.co.uk to find out more. 4

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Outdoor play SWING, SLIDE AND CLIMB  AT BOSCAWEN PARK Based in a large slice of open green space near the Truro River, this maritime-themed natural play area is fun for all ages. EXPLORE TRELISSICK This beautiful garden has plenty of opportunities for family adventuring, from climbing trees, to searching for wildlife. Take part in the National Trust’s ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ events throughout the summer holidays. Find out more at nationaltrust.org. uk/trelissick-garden/whats-on

WATCH A SHOW  AT HENDRA PARK During August there will be clowns, Punch and Judy, magicians and more, with a different free show every day of the week. See page 39 for more information. FEED THE DUCKS AT  TRENNICK MILL POND Enjoy this classic family pastime but remember that oats, grains, peas and sweetcorn are much better for the ducks than bread. 5


Shop and eat BUILD A NEW FRIEND AT CUDDLY CREATIONS TEDDY FACTORY Children can create their very own bear, rabbit, monkey, or whatever takes their fancy, and choose their outfits and accessories. Each teddy comes with an adoption certification. Find them in Pydar Mews. TRY OUT THE TOYS  AT THE ENTERTAINER The UK’s largest independent toy retailer has just opened on Boscawen Street with a huge range of action figures and dolls, Lego, dolls, games, cars, electronics, and outdoor toys. GET A STYLISH NEW OUTFIT Young fashionistas will love French-influenced, Jojo Maman Bebe, and discounted brand giant, TK Maxx. FIND YOUR FAVOURITE FLAVOUR AT CALLESTICK FARM Find out how this popular Cornish ice cream is made and enjoy a cone in the quaint tea-room – a wonderful way to spend a sunny day out, just a short drive away from the city. EAT A HEALTHY LUNCH  AT ARCHIE BROWNS Truro’s ever-popular health food shop and café on Kenwyn Street has a children’s menu with vegan and gluten free options. There’s a toy box and chalk board to keep younger children entertained while you’re waiting too. 6


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CRAB SANDWICHES, PASTIES AND W CREAM TEAS Take a tour of Truro's finest sellers of these three Cornish favourites.

hether it's just one of Cornwall's divine trinity you're hungering for or all three (and who could blame you), it pays to know where the locals go for their crab sandwiches, pasties and cream teas. Here are Truro’s top ten purveyors of Cornwall's big three for lunch, tea and everything in between.

DUKE STREET  SANDWICH DELI Duke Street ou can grab and go or eat in at Ycatch Duke Street Sandwich Deli, and some summer sun in the outdoor seating area at the front. Build your own salad box or take your pick from an array of freshlyprepared sandwiches, including Duke Street’s crab sandwich with Marie Rose sauce, mango salsa and crisp iceberg lettuce, on granary bread. 9


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ARTS CAFE River Street

THE CORNISH FOOD BOX CAFE Walsingham Place

TRURO CATHEDRAL COFFEE SHOP AND RESTAURANT

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serves tasty breakfasts, lunches and cakes. Treat yourself to a cream tea with scones baked each morning, Boddington’s Berries strawberry conserve and Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream. The cafe also serves white crab sandwiches, with crème fraîche, dill and lemon. Watch the world go by in the leafy courtyard at the front.

Housed in a former maltings, coffin store, boxing club and socialist meeting room, this quirky cafe offers Ann’s Pasties, handmade on the Lizard, as well as crab sandwiches served with mixed salad, apple slaw and crisps, and sweet and savoury melt-in-the-mouth scones.

in Truro Cathedral’s Chapter House, where the service includes two scrumptious scones (fruit or plain), Rodda's Cornish clotted cream and locally-produced strawberry jam. Prepare to be converted to the breakfasts, light snacks and lunches, too.


CHARLOTTE’S TEAHOUSE Coinage Hall, Boscawen Street OGGY OGGY River Street a proper Cornish pasty? Candraving Drop into Oggy Oggy pasty coffee shop for a range of freshly-baked pasties, including traditional Cornish, chicken and steak and ale, plus vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free varieties. The family-run cafe also offers a tempting selection of cakes, and coffee and tea from Redruthbased Cornish Coffee.

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f you've got a soft spot for great British baked goods and pots of tea, take a trip down memory lane at Charlotte’s Teahouse in Truro’s historic Coinage Hall. Charlotte’s is a Victorian tearoom with amazing cakes, high teas and of course a traditional Cornish cream tea. It's all served on vintage china and in authentically genteel surroundings, with a great view down Boscawen Street.

ROWE’S CORNISH BAKERS Truro Piazza and Victoria Square othing beats the traditional Nsomething pasty, but if you need that pushes the (pastry) envelope, try Rowe’s. The southwest chain opened in Falmouth nearly 70 years ago and its chefs are always on the lookout for fresh and original twists on the old favourites. The bite-size pasties are a satisfying mouthful (or two), and try the Reggae Reggae pasty for a taste of Cornwall with a kick.

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GROUNDED New Bridge Street BAMBU CAFE Pydar Mews off Pydar Street

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he scones at Bambu Cafe are homemade from scratch – spoon on the jam and cream (in that order!) and experience cream tea heaven. All Bambu’s produce is locally sourced, including the crab for its bulging sandwiches, which is collected fresh from the harbourside in Porthleven. Every crab sandwich gets a full 4oz of hand-picked white crab meat.

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rounded is known for its GCornwall, Olfactory coffee, roasted in as well as delicious sandwiches, salads and homemade cakes to eat in or take away. Its big seller in the summer months is its crab sandwich with fresh white Cornish crabmeat on Da Bara Bakery malted bread, served with dressed salad leaves and a wedge of lemon.

WARRENS BAKERY Victoria Square, High Cross and Quay Street arrens started out over 150 W years ago, handcrafting pasties in St Just for local miners and farmers. Even though the group has grown to more than 50 stores, it has stuck to Westcountry ingredients and recipes that have been passed down through the generations. If you’re a student of handcrimping, this is the place to come: every Warren’s crimper has their own style that sets them apart.


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Seafood in THE CITY From meaty mussels and succulent scallops, to delicate cod and delectable lobster – here’s our guide to the freshest fish and seafood that Truro to has to offer.

Fine dining fish or a hearty seafood meal F in the heart of Truro, head to Hooked! Restaurant and

Bar on Tabernacle Street. Using the very best of locally sourced produce and fish landed in Newlyn harbour, their tempting menus are changeable subject to what’s in season. Expect to find thoughtfully prepared starters, mains, tapas, and shellfish platters, all of which can be seen being prepared in their open plan kitchen by their talented team. Set in the grade II listed former Castle Lodge on Castle Street, Falmouth Bay Seafood Café is a beautiful and stylish location for a sunny al fresco lunch with a glass of fizz or an intimate French-style 15


dining experience in the evening. Local, ethical sourcing is of utmost importance and is reflected in their award-winning seasonal menu. The restaurant also hosts Jazz & Seafood Sundays once a month – perfect for a relaxed summer afternoon.

Tasty takeaways f it’s a mouth-watering tray of crispy fish and chips you’re after, ITruro has a selection of tempting takeaways to choose from. Sole Plaice Fish & Chips on Pydar Street is a family-run business with over 40 years’ experience in serving top quality produce, locally sourced where possible. They’re famous for their signature home-made batter. If you’re out shopping and fancy a fish & chips break in the bustling centre of the city, you’ll find The Galley ideally positioned on Lemon Quay. With awards for their service and dedication to customers, you’ll receive a warm welcome with your hot meal. Walking past the open-fronted takeaway on Old Bridge Street, it’s hard to resist the smell of freshly battered cod and chips. Walker’s Fish Restaurant has a seating area too – ideal if rain scuppers your plans for an outdoor dinner!

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Home-cooked feasts ntertaining guests this E summer? Seafood dishes and fish barbecues not only look

impressive, but are delicious, healthy, and a sustainable choice if you shop in the right places. Filled with exceptional local food and drink from Cornwall and co-located with Waitrose at Tregurra Park, you’ll find The Great Cornish Food Store. Their three metre fish counter is stocked daily with in-season fish and seafood from local supplier, Wing of St. Mawes, and managed by trained fishmongers so you can shop with confidence.

The Cornish Food Box Company is an independent shop and café based in one of Truro’s most historic buildings on Walsingham Place. With all sorts of locally sourced produce, they stock a variety of seasonal Cornish seafood and run a fish stall outside the shop every Saturday from 8.30am. Every Wednesday and Saturday you’ll find the traditional white and green striped stalls of Truro Farmer’s Market on Lemon Quay. Longstanding stall-holder, Kernow Sashimi, specialises in top quality sustainable fish landed by small local boats. This family business was set up by Chris Bean who spent over 30 years as a fisherman – so he knows a thing or two about fresh fish! 17


THE ART and craft OF ALE

Some of Truro’s best beer establishments tell us their favourite refreshing summer brews.

RED ELEPHANT BEER CELLAR  Quay Street

SONDER CAFÉ BAR Prince’s Street

THE OLD ALE HOUSE  Quay Street

Specialist stockists of hundreds of beers from around the world to take away, or pop in and try on one of their regular tasting sessions.

Quirky street-food inspired bar, café, restaurant and coffee house with 12 taps serving a range of local and world craft beers.

Recent winner of Cornwall Pub of the Year 2017 for its warm atmosphere, good local food, and selection of craft ales and ciders.

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Dipper, a light ale by Black Rock traditional methods with Cornish Brewing. It’s a fresh, juicy, bigwater; whole-flower Citra, Belma bodied New England style IPA and Willamette hops; Cornish that shows off massive dry-hop malted barley and wheat; and doses of Mosaic, Summit, and Skinner’s unique yeast. Cascade. We’re pleased to support Bursting with fruit, within its local small-batch brewers too, bittersweet scent you’ll pick up lime and Black Rock Brewing are just and mangoes with a little lychee. that, established in Falmouth in The perfect accompaniment to lazy Summer 2013." summer days."


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ALL OUT AL FRESCO Whether you’ve got a whole afternoon to relax with a picnic or ten minutes to grab a sandwich, the Truro Guide team share their favourite sunny spots to enjoy an outdoor lunch around the city.

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BOSCAWEN PARK

LEMON QUAY

VICTORIA GARDENS

Why we love it It's a twenty minute walk from the centre along the river, great for stretching your legs and dogwalking. And once you’re there it’s very relaxing to sit near the water at Trennick Mill with a view across the city.

Why we love it It’s a great open space for people watching and taking in the hustle and bustle of Truro life. The Quay is especially abuzz during the Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays or Saturdays or on one of Truro’s many marquee-events.

Why we love it As well as a Victorian bandstand, this garden has exotic plants, a water feature, and a dramatic backdrop of the viaduct – it’s a beautiful area and hard to believe you’re so close to the city.

What to eat Fresh salad box from Flourish Café, Boscawen Street.

What to eat Home-made daily special from Fig2Go, Lemon Street Market.

What to eat Vegan ciabatta from The Cornish Vegan, Kenwyn Street.


FURNISS ISLAND

CATHEDRAL GREEN

Why we love it It's a quiet, green space next to the river and one of Truro’s quirkier parks – it was named after a Cornish biscuit company, has an insect hotel, and its own ‘Friends of Furniss Island’ community.

Why we love it This is a calm and tranquil spot to sit and enjoy a quiet lunch without venturing out of the city centre. On a warm day it’s also a lovely place to lie back and admire the stunning architecture of the Cathedral.

What to eat Crab sandwich from Duke Street Deli, Duke Street.

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Stir it up

As the days get warmer in the great little city of Truro, the cocktails in Bustopher Jones get cooler and taller.

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heir beautiful menu features over 80 cocktails, separated into seven chapters for simpler navigation: Tang & twang, Silky sours, Giggle water, High spirits, Something for dessert, Stone cold classics and 0% proof. Using high quality house spirits, homemade bitters, and tinctures, Bustopher Jones’ concoctions have won it the reputation as one of the best bars in Truro, even amongst the most discerning of cocktail drinkers. For summer, cocktail drinkers seek something smooth and refreshing, invariably taken into Bustopher Jones’ quiet courtyard to be enjoyed in the sun. The

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Breakfast Martini fits the bill, with a sharpness delivered by Seville orange marmalade (hence the name) and lemon juice, perfectly balanced with Cointreau, Grand Marnier, and Tarquin’s Cornish gin. Strained and served in a frozen martini glass, it will keep you effortlessly cool in more ways than one. For a twist on a modern classic, the Cold Pressed Negroni will refresh and awaken with its shot of cold pressed coffee liqueur. If it’s too early in the evening or you’re in need of a drink that lasts a little longer, this lovely cocktail can be made long, topped up with tonic. If the temperatures really heat

up it might be worth invigorating your taste buds with The Occidental. Lime quarters, fresh coriander, house-made lemongrass, chilli, ginger, and lime syrup are crushed together and mixed with either gin or tequila and triple sec before being topped up with ice and a slither of Thai finger chilli. Whatever the weather, Bustopher Jones will make sure that your wander up Lemon Street is worthwhile and the cocktail placed in front of you is top-notch. Bustopher Jones, 62 Lemon St, Truro bustopher-jones.co.uk


GREAT CORNISH FOOD FESTIVAL

22 to 24 September, Lemon Quay

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“POP-UP STALLS SIZZLE AND STIR AT EVERY TURN”

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rom crowd-pleasers like pasties, cider and clotted cream to its internationally-renowned seafood, meat and wine, Cornwall is a county of culinary riches, now recognised nationally as a gourmet destination. And once a year its top food producers, personalities and chefs bring it all together in a gastro extravaganza that any food-lover worth their sea salt would be a fool to miss. At the end of September, Truro's Lemon Quay will, once again, play host to the Great Cornish Food Festival – the largest event of its kind – dedicated entirely to Cornwall's remarkable food and drink. From 22 to 24 September, tens of thousands of people from all over the UK and further afield will flock to the city for three days of eating, drinking, shopping and mouthwatering entertainment. It’s a delicious way to end the summer.

In the main marquee, around 60 of Cornwall’s leading artisan food and drink producers will tempt you – bakers, butchers, breweries, cider-makers, vineyards, chocolatiers and cheese producers. And when it comes to actually feeding yourself, you’ll be spoiled for choice: street food pop-up stalls sizzle and stir at every turn, with pizza, pies, paella and much more on offer. Opening the festival will be local hero and Michelinstarred chef, Nathan Outlaw, whose cooking demonstration promises to be one of the highlights. A rolling three-day programme of demonstrations, masterclasses, tastings and tutorials will feature chefs across two stages, with live cooking challenges on the main stage. Expect the full range of flavours from the performers. In 2016, the lineup included Westcountry

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CITY BREAK Combine your visit to the Food Festival with a weekend stay in one of Truro’s luxury hotels, all in Grade II listed buildings.

culinary maestros such as Paul Ripley, Jack Stein, Tom Hunter from The Scarlet Hotel, and April Bloomfield and Tom Adams, who opened Coombeshead Farm guesthouse last year. If you’re stuck for things to do with mackerel or mussels, the demonstrations are the place to get inspired. All this, and entry to the Great Cornish Food Festival is free. Plus there’s the bonus of the everpopular Truro Farmers’ Market, which will be trading as usual on the Saturday. If last year is anything to go by, it’s going to be huge, so the festival organisers are encouraging visitors to use both Truro Park & Ride sites, as well as public transport to the city and the Fal River boat service from Falmouth and St Mawes. Visit the festival website for the latest details: greatcornishfood.co.uk/festival While you're in Truro, stop by the Great Cornish Food Store, the creators of the festival and a fabulous showcase of Cornish food and drink. 26

THE ALVERTON Characterful and romantic 4 star hotel within walking distance of the city centre, previously a convent built by the same architect as Truro Cathedral. thealverton.co.uk

MANNINGS Modern and cosmopolitan hotel in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from the marquees of the Great Cornish Food Festival. manningshotels.co.uk

MERCHANT HOUSE An elegant Georgian townhouse with contemporary charm, just a short stroll from the train station and the city centre. merchant-house.co.uk For more accommodation options in and around Truro, head to visittruro. org.uk/truro-accommodation


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Diamond Embroidered Cushion £25.00 Marks & Spencer, Lemon Quay

Rio Medallion Melamine Salad Servers £6.49 Steamer Trading, 2-3 Pydar Street

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Essence Top £42.50 White Stuff, 29 River Street

Rio Medallion Dip Bowls, Set of 4 £14.49 Steamer Trading, 2-3 Pydar Street

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Truro’s diverse food, lifestyle, fashion and art experience Enjoy our indoor individual shopping experience, perfect for browsing and meeting friends. Offering an excellent range of products for gifts and entertaining this season, The Lemon Street Market is a friendly, relaxed alternative to high street shopping. Baker Tom Halzephron Illustrated Living Lemonheads Barbers Silver Lemon Jewellery Rosewood Florists Fig Café Ula Clothing & Lifestyle Cliffside Clothing The Gallery Café Lander Gallery Cornish Art and Craft Find us between Lemon Street and Moorfield car park. A quick shortcut between Victoria Square and the Piazza.

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SUMMER SHOPPING SPOTLIGHT

Pick your own delectable homewares, fashions, art and gifts at Lemon Street Market.

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n the summertime Lemon Street Market comes into its own. Light and airy, it’s a relaxed and friendly alternative to the hubbub of the high street, with plenty to tempt the summer shopper. Set back from Lemon Street next to the Plaza Cinema and easily reached from Moorfield Car Park, the indoor market stands on the site of a former stable block and garage. Today, a glass atrium and exotic tree ferns create the ambience of a conservatory, and the flood of natural daylight provides perfect illumination for the contemporary art and design in the gallery on the upper floor. It also makes an ideal setting for the market’s independent

cafes and shops with their rich pickings of fashion, jewellery, crafts, homewares and foodie treats. There’s nowhere better to start than Illustrated Living, just inside the Lemon Street entrance. Here you’ll find inspiration in plenty for your interiors and a range of stylish and practical gifts, with a strong leaning towards British and Scandinavian design. Look out for luxury braided leather bags from Eduards Accessories, handmade in Sweden, and jewellery and watches with a retro aesthetic from Orla Kiely. Other favourites are scented candles from Sara Miller, fairy lights from Cable and Cotton, and locallydesigned cushions from Earthworks, inspired by the St Ives coastline. 31


“A glass atrium and exotic tree ferns create the ambience of a conservatory”

The Kernow vibe continues at Ula, a women’s clothing and lifestyle boutique that stocks Cornish fashion brands Celtic & Co and EKO, an organic clothing label, as well as fair trade fashion label People Tree. If you’re looking for fashion design with a more urban edge, check out the styles from Orla Kiely and Danish labels InWear and Part Two. While you’re there, make sure you cast your eye over the selection of gifts from Cornwall-based designers, including illustrator Alison Bick, artist and print-maker Lou Tonkin and jewellery designer Lucy Kemp. At Cliffside Clothing the fashions are all about reasonably32


priced basics for everyday wear, light cotton jersey dresses, silk and linen separates, and Joe Browns jackets, tunics, shirts and dresses. Accessorise your new look with silver, ceramic and vintage pieces from Silver Lemon Jewellery. It’s not all about outward appearances here, though. There’s plenty to please the inner you, too, starting with Baker Tom’s, the place to pick up delicious cakes, pastries and speciality loaves, baked using traditional methods and organic ingredients. Truro locals make a beeline for the Italian focaccia, pain au chocolat and carrot cake. So much for your sweet tooth. There’s an oasis of savoury and

spicy flavours in the 100% Cornish fare of Halzephron Herb Farm. From salad dressings to seeds, jams to chutneys, marinades to mayonnaises, Halzephron’s products are all handmade in small batches on the Lizard Peninsula. Halzephron also has a range of skincare products, including natural soaps, hand cream, face cream and lip salves. Adding to the buzz downstairs is the popular Lemon Heads barbers, and the talented bunch at Rosewood Florists provide hand-tied bouquets, flower arrangements, jam jar and teacup posies and a selection of house and garden plants, including potted succulents.

All of this making you peckish? Head to Fig Cafe for freshly-prepared breakfasts and lunches, homemade cakes and premium coffees and teas. Plus, there’s now Fig 2 Go offering hot and cold food to take away, including daily lunchtime specials, seasonal salads, jacket potatoes and rolls. Relax with a coffee and the paper, make use of the free WIFI, and contemplate your shopping bags and the fruits of your labour. Lemon Street Market, Lemon Street, Truro lemonstreetmarket.co.uk 33


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AUGUST

Band Concerts Victoria Gardens A different brass band from Cornwall performs in the bandstand each week (Sundays, 2.30-4.00pm). Free to attend. visittruro.org.uk

EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM MAY - SEPTEMBER

Truro Walking Tours Boscawen Street Starting outside the Visit Truro Tourist Information Centre at 11am each Wednesday, these guided tours are a great way to see the city and hear about its past and present. ÂŁ6 for adults, children go free. visittruro.org.uk

UNTIL SEPTEMBER

The Medicine Man – A Spotlight on Richard Lander Royal Cornwall Museum

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Discover the story behind Truro-born explorer, Richard Lander, and examine one of the original medicine chests he took on his pioneering travels to Niger in Africa in the 1800s.

This popular community festival includes events varying from music, drama, the arts and heritage, to gig racing, swimming and walking.

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Band performances Boscawen Park New for 2017, there will be a series of monthly concerts in the performance area at Boscawen Park, kicking off at 1.30pm with Clay, a local group playing covers and originals, and Truro Pipes n Drums at 3.15pm.

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May Half Term Fun Royal Cornwall Museum Get creative at RCM this half term! Make a ‘bug hotel’ for your garden on 29th or 31st May - sessions are free and run from 10.30am until 1.00pm. Budding writers will love their Young Writer’s Workshops with Felicity Tattersall, running on 30th May for over 5s and 1st June for over 7s (10.30am to 12.30pm, £4.50 per session). royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

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Spark Something Good Lemon Quay M&S are having a camp out on the piazza in Shelterbox tents to raise awareness of the charity and the important essentials they provide to people in need.

15,16,17, 20 + 24 JUNE

The Vicar of Dibley Redannick Theatre

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The Little Mix Experience Hall for Cornwall Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest girl bands in a high energy show packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits. hallforcornwall.co.uk

A laugh out loud play featuring all the much-loved characters from the BBC1 hit TV series, starring BBC Radio Cornwall presenter, Debbie McCrory. Some performance fees will be donated to Comic Relief. taods.co.uk 35


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Truro Cathedral Choir Summer Concert – ‘O, for the wings of a dove’ Truro Cathedral Powerful music by Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Brahms and Reger, as well as iconic works by the great 18th century master who inspired them, J S Bach. Directed by Christopher Gray, with Simon Jacobs on organ. £12 per ticket, starts at 5.00pm (under 19s free). trurocathedral.co.uk

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The Addams Family Hall for Cornwall Everyone’s favourite kooky family is now on stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the multi award-winning hit musical, Jersey Boys. Starring Samantha Womack (Eastenders), Les Dennis (Coronation Street) and Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Misérables and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Father’s Day 50 Things Challenge Trelissick Pick up a trail from the garden entrance and choose a challenge for Dad! Free event, normal admission prices apply. nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick 36

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Band performances Boscawen Park This Sunday’s performance starts with Truro City Band (brass) at 1.45pm followed by and Majoro, a three piece local rock band, at 3.15pm.

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Open Garden Roseland House, Chacewater This 1-acre garden of roses and clematis will open its doors to the public in association with the National Garden Scheme. £4 entry for adults, free for children.

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Cornwall Gin Festival Lemon Quay Gin-lovers – don’t miss this event with tastings, talks and demonstrations, live music and DJs, a gin cocktail bar and food stalls. Tickets available at madaevents.ticketease.co.uk


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Tue 27 June - Sat 1 July

Tue 18 & Wed 19 July

Tue 1 - Sat 5 August

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Flower Festival Truro Methodist Church Opened by BBC Radio Cornwall’s Daphne Skinnard at 10am. Enjoy flower arrangements, a concert on Saturday 1st at 7.30pm and Festival Songs of Praise on Sunday 2nd at 6.15pm. Free admission.

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Purple Day Lemon Quay Fundraising event for Tanya’s Trust, supporting young people with cancer, featuring live music from local artists, dance groups, stalls, a bouncy castle and more. tanyascourage.org.uk

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Truro Bike & Trike Show Lemon Quay Charity bike show run by the Armed Forces Bikers, raising money for former members of the armed forces and their families. armedforcesbikers.co.uk

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Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom Hall for Cornwall From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA awardwinning television animation live on stage. This beautiful story of elves, princesses, and childhood innocence will delight the whole family! hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Open Garden Roseland House, Chacewater Another chance to visit the beautiful garden of Roseland House. £4 entry, kids go free.

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A classic car show combined with a classic Cornish country day out, in aid of Marie Curie. As well as 150+ classic cars, the event will feature vintage crafts, local food and drink, and live music. countryandclassics.org.uk

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Band performances Boscawen Park Jason Thomas Dance School performs at 1.30pm, followed by Grapefruit Moon at 3.15pm, with their eclectic mix of Americana and folk from Cornwall.


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Children’s Entertainment Hendra Park Come along for a variety of free children’s entertainment in the park, such as Punch and Judy, shows, magicians, clowns, and bouncy castles. MONDAYS 7, 14, & 21 AUGUST Professor James Gordon, Punch and Judy TUESDAYS 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 AUGUST Mr Harry Kazzam, magician and entertainer WEDNESDAYS 9, 16, 23, & 30 AUGUST Jules the Fun Mum THURSDAYS 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 AUGUST Mr Wacky, clown and magic FRIDAYS 4 AUGUST Jules the Fun Mum 11,18,&25 AUGUST Magic Martin SATURDAYS 5, 12, 19 & 26 AUGUST CAW Bouncy Castles visittruro.org.uk

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Playfest Boscawen Park Two day festival to celebrate National Playday, with circus skills workshops, entertainers, arts and crafts, face painting, music, dance, fairground rides, and more. visittruro.org.uk

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Garden Truro Lemon Quay Celebrating Truro’s beautiful parks, gardens and open spaces with exhibitors on the Quay, talks and displays, and the chance to get gardening tips from experts on the city’s Parks Team. 39


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The Third Policeman Epiphany House

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Get Active Lemon Quay Lemon Quay will be transformed into a sports and activity hub when the Get Active Truro festival presents free activities, come-and-try sessions, demonstrations and displays. visittruro.org.uk 40

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Mothers’ Union and Family Fun Day Truro Cathedral Free event with games, crafts, competitions, a bouncy castle, and more. trurocathedral.co.uk

Miracle Theatre ventures into a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and the Marx Brothers, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped and night is actually an accumulation of black air; where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift, hidden in the heart of rural Ireland. miracletheatre.co.uk

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Band performances Boscawen Park Jamie Bridger, probus guitarist and singer, performs at 1.30pm followed by Threemilestone Showtime Academy and Amateur Dramatic Society at 3.15pm.


Free Entry Fantastic Choral worship with one of the best Choirs in the country Stunning architecture Busy events programme of concerts, recitals, lectures and exhibitions Biggest stained glass project ever Take part in ‘Sign-A-Slate’ and make your mark on history Free guided tours and organ recitals Superb restaurant and shop Cornish Saints in wood, glass and stone The home of Nine Lessons and Carols

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Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show – Interiors Market Lemon Quay Free event hosting Cornwall’s best designers, makers, and suppliers of fine furniture, art, ceramics, rugs, cushions, glassware, and homeware. cornwallhomeshow.co.uk/ interiors-market

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Truro Day Boscawen Park Community day celebrating many of the voluntary organisations that make Truro unique, with live bands and choirs, dance demonstrations, children’s entertainment, and food and refreshments. Don’t miss Nostalgic Truro’s display showcasing hundreds of old photographs and post cards of the city. truroday.co.uk

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Great Cornish Food Festival Lemon Quay A three day gastro extravaganza dedicated to Cornish food and drink, with more than 100 food experts and chefs. See page 24 to find out more. greatcornishfood.co.uk 42

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Richard III – Emily Carding’s One Woman Show The Old Bakery Studios Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean performance, Brite Theatre have re-imagined Richard III as a bold and engaging one-woman show. You, the audience, take on the roles of all the other characters in this intimate, exciting and moving production….but will you survive? oldbakerystudios.co.uk

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Little Shop of Horrors Redannick Theatre Horror comedy rock musical for all the family this Halloween. taods.co.uk


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HALL FOR CORNWALL SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS This season’s spectacular theatre, music, dance, and comedy at Cornwall’s largest performance venue. Out Of This World 1 (9 & 10 June) is genre-defying, action packed theatre from acclaimed writer and director Mark Murphy. Set within a world of projected film and animation, ground breaking aerial choreography and explosive special effects, the show is both intense psychological thriller and heart-rending medical drama. This is the story of a woman’s descent into the depths of a medically induced coma. Once safely cocooned, her crashed imagination takes over, creating a vivid inward cinema in which she reviews her life. Everyone's favourite kooky family are coming to Cornwall in the UK premiere of The 44

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Addams Family2 (20 – 24 June), a spectacular new musical comedy. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She's fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret? Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! A Royal & Derngate, Northampton touring production of Arthur Miller's masterpiece, Death of a Salesman3 (27 June – 1 July), sees Olivier Award

nominee Nicholas Woodeson (The Audience, The Homecoming) play the iconic central role. Willy Loman is not as young as he once was, and boy is he feeling it. After half a lifetime on the road, this once successful travelling salesman is unable to keep up in a changing workplace; he’s on the brink of unemployment, and he and his wife have got bills to pay. When his drop out son Biff moves home again, Willy decides to give success one last shot. Can he prove to everyone he’s got what it takes? Sasha Regan returns with a thrilling all-male version of a much-loved classic, one of the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan operas, The Mikado4 (13 - 15 July).


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Gilbert & Sullivan, at the height of their creative genius, take us to the far away land of Titipu, where their penchant for poking fun at British Institutions combined with their inherent humour and timeless tunefulness make for, arguably, the most popular opera ever written. From the makers of Peppa Pig comes the BAFTA award-winning television animation, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom5 (18 & 19 July) live on stage! Ben and Holly live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and everyday is an adventure. Join them and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical

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adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter which will delight all the family. Bring on the Bollywood6 (1 – 5 August) is a romantic musical comedy with a fantastic soundtrack and high energy dance that will fizz and whizz its way into your heart. Katrina Pawar, a British Asian woman returns to her ancestral home for her younger brother, Lucky’s wedding, but her meddling mother is also determined to find her a husband. Potential suitors appear in the shape of the dashing Bollywood actor, Amit and his newly eligible cousin Ronny, a withdrawn young man. What could possible go wrong? The original West End musical Grease7 is back (25 – 30 September) starring Tom Parker (The Wanted), Danielle Hope (Over The Rainbow winner) and Louisa Lytton* (EastEnders’ & Strictly Come Dancing). It’s the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie. So hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’ * Louisa Lytton will not be appearing at either performance on Fri 29 Sep.

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FITNESS, FUN AND FRESH AIR

It’s been proven that exercising outdoors will help you burn more calories, improve your mood, and will often save you money – what’s not to love? Whatever your workout or sport of choice, Truro has plenty of opportunities to get outside and get fit.

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CITY SPORTS This August, Lemon Quay will be transformed into a sports and activity hub with the city’s annual Get Active Truro festival. From climbing to dance, and aerobics to table tennis, there’s something for everyone with a range of exciting activities, demonstrations, and displays. It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to try a new sport – and it’s free! Visit visittruro.org.uk to find out more.

NATURE’S PLAYGROUND Truro and the surrounding area have wonderful woodland, secluded coves, and river trails that are perfect spaces to enjoy outdoor pursuits while taking in the wildlife and natural beauty of Cornwall. If you’re happiest on two wheels, there are a number of cycling routes to enjoy in and around Truro. From Bike Chain Bissoe (five miles outside of the city) you can access the popular Coast to Coast trail and if you don’t have your own bike, rent one for the day. The trail will take you across Cornwall to the historic mining harbour of Portreath on the North Coast, a spectacularly 47


scenic route that will give you a unique insight into the area’s mining heritage. For ocean-lovers, Loe Beach is a short drive away from the city. The sheltered bay and tranquil waters make it the perfect place to enjoy a variety of activities on the water including paddleboarding, kayaking, and windsurfing. At Loe Beach Watersports you can hire equipment or book a lesson, and there’s even a kids' club with multiactivity days throughout the summer holidays. Book online at loebeach.co.uk. Prefer to have your feet firmly on the ground? There are ample running and walking trails and routes around Truro to take in the urban environment and Georgian architecture, the banks of the river, or the stunning woodlands at Idless Woods. Organised runs to sign up to this summer include ROC 5k (27th June), Race for Life 5k (9th July), and Truro Half Marathon (17th September). If you fancy more of a leisurely pace, Truro Green Walks is a group that gets together once a month to enjoy a sociable stroll. Find out more about joining them at walkingforhealth.org.uk/ walkfinder/south-west/trurogreen-walks. 48


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UNDER INSTRUCTION

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If you struggle with motivating yourself when it comes to exercise, instructor-led fitness classes might be more your thing. Whilst there are plenty of indoor classes to choose from in Truro, why not try something out in the fresh air for summer? Jez Mancer, personal trainer from Motive8me, runs outdoor bootcamps three times a week at Malpas Park. Whilst they might sound a little intimidating, bootcamps can be a great way to work out and meet new people who’ll encourage you to push yourself. Jez promises an hour of ‘seriously fun training’ and works with you to achieve your personal goals. Visit motive8me.com for information. For something a little more zen try Limehouse Yoga, a ten or fifteen minute drive from the centre. During the summer months, classes take place on the outdoor decking and lawn with stunning views over the sea. Participate in one of their retreats for a luxurious break, combining yoga with nourishing food and holistic therapies. Book online or find out more at limehouseyoga.com.

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GET THE GEAR Found your new favourite outdoor activity? Make sure you look the part with a visit to Truro’s specialist sports shops. COTSWOLD OUTDOORS Lemon Quay

Perfect for outdoor adventurers, with clothing and equipment from renowned brands like Rab, Garmin, and The North Face. WHIRLWIND SPORTS Lemon Quay

Locally-owned with a large range of goods for competitive sports, including running, football, rugby, tennis, netball, and hockey. HAWKSHEAD Town Quay

Visit the old Penrose site to find quality outdoor clothing and camping equipment for the family from well-loved brands: Regatta, Craghoppers, Dare 2b, Scarpa and OS. MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE Victoria Square

Good value outdoor clothing and equipment for camping, hiking, skiing, swimming, cycling, running, and yoga. CLIVE MITCHELL CYCLES Calenick Street

New and secondhand bikes, parts, and accessories, with an expert team on hand if you need advice.

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PROMOTION

SIZZLING SCENTS

Since warmer weather can change your skin chemistry, the fragrances you loved in the winter may be too overpowering for the summer – time to go shopping! The experienced team at Scentstore tell us their favourites for this season. DELICATE  & FLORAL Lolita Lempicka From £19.50 An enchanting perfume with notes of violet and jasmine. Think romantic, summer evenings with a gentle warm breeze. ALAIA Blanche From £43 The latest from designer, Azzedine Alaia, Blanche oozes femininity and decadence, with hints of almond milk and heliotrope.

ZINGY CITRUS Bronnley Lime  and Bergamot £15.50 A zesty mix of lime, bergamot and grapefruit, sure to lift your mood and energise your day – especially with that price tag! Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien From £80 If it’s good enough for Madonna, it’s good enough for us. This stunning perfume will transport you to Tuscany with notes of lemon, grapefruit and mandarin. The epitome of summer glamour.

FABULOUSLY FRUITY Escada Fiesta  Carioca From £26.50 Escada celebrates 25 years of their summer limited editions with this juicy passion-fruit and raspberry scent, almost good enough to eat. Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina In Fiore  From £36 This fruity-floral Italian fragrance combines pomegranate and cherry blossom in a pretty bottle. Pink, pink, pink.

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PREACHING FASHION Truro’s high fashion altar is Bishop Phillpott. Join the congregation! 54


“We try and focus on pieces that are made to last”

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hen summer comes around – in fact, when any new season comes around – Truro followers of fashion know to hotfoot it to Bishop Phillpott. The designer womenswear boutique on New Bridge Street has long been the destination for shoppers looking for the latest high-end fashions from well-established brands and smaller independent labels. And this summer, there’s a lot to see, talk about and try on. The shop first opened in the late 90s, and was taken over six years ago by mother-and-daughter team Sharon Smith, previously a wedding dress designer, and Katie Robinson. The ethos has been constant, though. ‘We try and focus on pieces that are made to last,’ says Katie, ‘not only with the highest quality fabrics and workmanship, but also in terms of style. We believe in the great term “pay per wear” – we want our clothes to become your true favourites, the pieces that you

love that can come out of your wardrobe year after year and still look stylish and modern.’ The shop’s biggest label is Paul Smith, known for its classic British fashion with a twist. Also in the spotlight are sophisticated separates from Weekend by MaxMara, wardrobe staples from French brand American Vintage, beach-inspired contemporary knitwear from 360 Cashmere, must-have jeans from J Brand, and leather trainers from Candice Cooper, handcrafted in Italy. There are simple, timeless designs from leading Danish fashion house Bitte Kai Rand and figure-flattering occasion dresses from Spanish designer Isabel de Pedro. The boutique has also just started stocking unique and glamorous handbags, clutches and purses from Lulu Guinness. They are fabulously kitsch, and include her iconic lips bag, toted by fashionistas the world over, and a statement holographic bag that winks.

This summer, though, the big story is prints, says Katie. ‘After a few seasons of pared back colours and elegant simplicity, we're secretly a little bit excited that prints are back! Whether it's tribal African prints from Weekend by MaxMara, star prints from Paul Smith, gorgeously vibrant printed silk from Charlotte Sparre or abstract prints from one of our newest brands Go Silk, offering wearable, washable silk separates. There is something here for everyone.’ Big-name designer brands, standout accessories, great personal service… Whether you’re looking for an outfit for a special occasion or to update your wardrobe for everyday, there are lots of reasons to join the congregation at Bishop Phillpott this summer. Bishop Phillpott, 24 New Bridge Street bishopphillpott.co.uk 55


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No trip to Truro would be complete without a visit to the city’s iconic cathedral. Steeped in history and rich with stunning architecture and exquisite stained glass, it’s always a memorable visit. But for a limited time you can make your visit even more special by leaving a lasting legacy.


SIGN-A-SLATE The original cathedral roof has been in place since it was completed over 100 years ago and as you might expect, it is now in need of repair. A £3.2m project is underway to replace 60,000 slates, continuing the work of past generations to ensure that this special building can be enjoyed by generations to come. Sign-A-Slate offers you the unique opportunity to be a part of history by signing your name, scribing a message, or drawing a picture on the back of one of the roof’s new slates in return for a donation of £5, £25, or £250 to the Roof Appeal. Over 4000 people have already taken part, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to the county last year. Over the coming months you’ll find parts of the cathedral clad in scaffolding as Phase II of the repair work gets underway. To find out more about how to take part, visit tcroofappeal.org.uk.

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There’s plenty going on this summer – and many of the events, performances, and activities at the cathedral are free! FREE GUIDED TOUR Learn about the fascinating history of the cathedral with one of their regular Guided Tours (MondayThursday at 11am). FREE FRIDAY ORGAN RECITALS Some of the best organists in the UK and beyond perform for the weekly organ recitals on the renowned Father Willis organ (Fridays at 1.10pm). FREE PIANO RECITALS AND COMMUNITY CHOIRS The cathedral has a beautiful acoustic, making listening to their lunchtime piano recitals and community choirs a joy. Visit trurocathedral.org.uk for more details.

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OPENS JULY 2017 SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

THE SHELTERBOX DISASTER RELIEF CENTRE A FAMILY ATTRACTION WITH PURPOSE Looking for something different to do in Cornwall? Why not make tracks for the new ShelterBox Disaster Relief Centre at our Truro HQ? Find out more about how ShelterBox responds to natural disasters and conflict. Take part in your own Disaster Challenge with live weather maps and global operations updates and discover how you can play a part in helping people across the globe to rebuild their own lives.

Step inside tents and shelters to hear inspiring stories of how ShelterBox helps survivors of worldwide conflict and natural disasters. From familysized tents designed to withstand the elements to solar lighting and water filtration, you’ll also find out more about the equipment we use and the staff and volunteers who make it all happen. Please visit www.visitshelterbox.org for opening times and details.

www.visitshelterbox.org ShelterBox Falcon House, Charles Street, Truro TR1 2PH

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TRANSFORMING LIVES WHEN DISASTER STRIKES Want to help? A little of your time can go a long, long way when volunteering or fundraising for Cornwall’s most innovative charity, no matter what your age or background.

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helterBox, the international disaster relief charity with its new HQ in Truro, taps into two great Cornish characteristics – innovation and generosity. Innovation because it aims to be a world leader in emergency shelter, investing in the best equipment and most effective ways of getting it to disaster and conflict zones. Generosity, because it simply wouldn’t exist without its legions of volunteers, who give their time and talent freely to help ShelterBox fundraise, inform, pack and deliver. Since its origins in Helston in 2000, Shelterbox has helped more than one million people worldwide to rebuild their lives. And volunteers are involved at every stage – packing boxes, giving talks to clubs and schools, helping at events, and as highly-trained response volunteers placing aid directly into the hands of families in need. ShelterBox also inspires a large, happy and diverse

family of fundraisers. From Alison Midwood, who at the age of 87 flew over Cornwall’s Eden Project on the country’s longest and fastest zipwire, and 9 year old Toby Little, the global pen-pal sensation who has written to every country in the world and is now published by Penguin, to the unstoppable Colin Bell who ran the equivalent of 48 marathons in a year! If you’d like to know more about how to get involved with this pacesetting charity and meet some volunteers in person, visit the ShelterBox Disaster Relief Centre in Charles Street from July onwards, where you can explore what goes into green ShelterBoxes, ShelterKits and SchoolBoxes. You’ll also find out how the world’s weather systems and seismology are monitored, and how aid is delivered on everything from rickshaws to donkeys to helicopters.

Alison Midwood in her flying hat

Toby Little, now published by Penguin

Colin Bell, Bodmin marathon runner

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Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society presents

Truro 15, 16, 17, 20 - 24 June Redannick Theatre Truro TR1 2JP taods.co.uk

Tickets £10

Book Starring BBC Radio Cornwall presenter

Debbie Mc Crory

Hall For Cornwall Box Office 01872 262466 hallforcornwall.co.uk A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. This amateur production is by kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions.

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A CHANCE TO WIN!

Great Little Photo Competition

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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.

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 2017 and 31 March 2018.

Submit entries to competition@truro.gov.uk along with an image title, a brief description, your name and your telephone number.

Terms and conditions • Competition open from 22nd May to 15th September 2017. • 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 2017 - 31 March 2018

(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. 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. 64

BY CAR

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 62 for parking.

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

parkfortruro.org.uk

DISABLED PARKING

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

PARK FOR £1.50

Coming to Truro for the evening, or dropping by on the way home from the beach? The following car parks are just £1.50 after 4pm: • • • • • •

Edward Street Garras Wharf Moorfield Moresk, Oakway Pydar Street Viaduct

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


MERCHANT HOUSE HOTEL TRURO, CORNWALL ‘A GREAT VALUE STAY IN THE CITY’ • • • • • •

Prices from £55-£150 per night 4 Star Guest Accommodation Free Cracking Full English Breakfast Free Speedy Wi-Fi Free on-site Parking Free Tea, Coffee & Homemade Cake served daily 1-6pm • Quiet Location • 7-10 minute walk to City Centre

• • • • • • • • •

30 Rooms all en-suite Licensed Bar Dog Friendly rooms available Outdoor Heated Doggy Shower Cosy Lounge to enjoy a Take-Away Log Burner Guest Laundrette & Dry Room 24 Hour Cancellation when booked direct Accessibility Room with own ramp access

GRAB YOURSELF AN EXTRA 10% OFF! Give us a call on 01872 272450 to book and quote “Truro Guide” Please bring this voucher with you when you stay to hand to Reception upon check in.

T: 01872 272450 | E: reception@merchant-house.co.uk


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