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Following consultation and in keeping with current Government guidelines, the Golowan team has decided not to cancel Golowan but deliver a much trimmed-down Festival.

It is our regret that we will not be able to hold events that encourage large gatherings of people. These include street markets, large public performances and the Mazey Day Parades.

While this is understandably disappointing, we know what the Festival means to everyone and are exploring other ways to keep the atmosphere and ethos of Golowan alive, while prioritising the health and safety of our community.

We are planning to celebrate this special event in the Penzance calendar through a combination of locally-hosted, safely managed events, videos and live streamed content. These will include a two week exhibition in town celebrating 30 years of Golowan, the public display of the schools and community-created parade images, live music where possible and other creative activities that prevailing circumstances permit.

The Golowan team remains committed to protecting our community, attendees, volunteers and fellow Golowanites from risks associated with the Covid pandemic but, be assured….

Golowan WILL happen just in a necessarily reduced capacity!

Have a look at the pictures below, we’re sure that they will whet your appetite for the 2021 event!




Photo John Stedman