Latest Penwith Stories

2008-08-19 00:00:22

This September sees the return of North Cornwall Opera to the music scene with its latest operatic offering: Carmen and Friends. The show takes the essence of their production of Georges Bizet's world famous opera Carmen, which sold out at the Minack last year, and combines it with other powerful pieces to deliver the next of its popular concert series. Although these are not costumed productions, NCO hopes Cube theatre's Benjamin Symes will ensure this is anything but static. Symes,...

2008-08-18 00:00:00

A metalworker who is believed to be the only craftsman in the world to practise Bronze Age sword-making techniques will be at Geevor Mine at Pendeen next week to demonstrate his skills to the public. Neill Burridge will be hosting a practical workshop with the aim of illustrating Bronze Age technology and recreating the first metal used by man 3,000 years ago. Chris Carroll, at Geevor, said: "Visitors to the mine will have the chance to watch in as Neill ingeniously casts a bronze sword...

2008-08-14 00:00:29

Shakespeare fans have a chance to enjoy one of the Bard's best as it was performed in his era - with an all-male cast. The acclaimed Festival Players Theatre Company brings the wit and romance of Much Ado About Nothing to life against the backdrop of the National Trust-owned Newark Park, near Wotton-under-Edge, on August 23. The seven men in the company will play no less than 20 male and female roles between them. Directed by Michael Dyer, formerly director of Cornwall's famous Minack...

2008-06-27 00:00:00

Cockerels living on West Cornwall land have been allowed to continue doing what they do best. Penwith District Council has dropped its investigation into a complaint that poultry owned by Jeff and Pam Trevaskis at Connor Downs, near Hayle, were too noisy. Mr and Mrs Trevaskis, who have kept chickens for 30 years, thanked local media for highlighting the case. They said: "We are pleased to say a representative from Penwith visited us to inform us that no further action would be taken and...

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