Golowan Festival 2021 – Official Website
Following the Government’s announcement of continued restrictions beyond June 21st in an effort to address the serious rise in the incidence of the Delta Covid-19 variant, and having taken the expert advice of the Festival’s Health & Safety specialists, the organisers of the Golowan Festival have, with a heavy heart, been obliged to seriously limit events this year.
GOLOWAN FIREWORKS CANCELLED
We are really sad to bring you the news that the Golowan fireworks display planned for the evening of Friday 25th June will no longer go ahead.
With lots of deliberation and consultation with key partners it has been decided that due to the extension of Stage 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery and the rise of covid cases in Cornwall that for public safety the event cannot take place.
We are sure you will understand that the health and safety of our community comes first and together with the Golowan Team look forward to better times when we can fully celebrate our wonderful town and community again.
Further disappointing news is that all ‘crowd-pleasing’ live music in public spaces – Greenmarket Car Park, The Acorn Theatre Steps, Penzance Promenade and Morrab Gardens Bandstand will not now take place. Similarly, the food and craft stalls in Greenmarket Car Park and the children’s activities – in Morrab Gardens on Mazey Day and on the Prom on Quay Fair Day will also be shelved this time round.
In the far greater interests of public health and safety this year, circumstances have restricted us – but they have not beaten us. The health and safety of our community will always be our first priority but we invite you to enjoy what is on offer in the sure and certain knowledge that – with the support of you all – the Golowan Festival will bounce back bigger and better than ever in 2022!
The Golowan Team
Golowan at the Acorn
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
The Acorn Theatre is housing a Golowan Fundraising music celebration on the evening of Tuesday 22nd June. Tickets are selling fast so check out the Acorn’s website https://www.theacornpenzance.com/whats-on/or pop in to their Box Office to be sure of not missing out – and, whisper it, there may even be a Golowan Mazey Day surprise inside the Acorn on Mazey Day evening.
Featuring Foxes Fair, Gray Lightfoot, Louella Jade Eke & Lynn Florkiewicz+ Phil Stevenson
EXHIBITION - GOLOWAN DOWN THE YEARS - ANCIENT ROOTS AND 30 YEARS OF REVIVAL
SAT, 12 JUNE - SUN, 27 JUNE 2021
Free - Old Argos Unit, Wharfside Shopping Centre, Penzance, TR18 2GB.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the Golowan Festival and to celebrate its colourful history since its revival in 1991 we are hosting a pop-up exhibition in the former Argos store in Wharfside Shopping Centre.
The Argos industrial unit will be transformed into a fascinating multi-media exhibition commemorating the history of Golowan and its people, for the two weeks in June leading up to Mazey Day.
Tickets available 12 - 27 June, Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm
Book your free Exhibition tickets below, please scroll to find the date and time that you want to book.
GOLOWAN IN THE GARDENS - MORRAB GARDENS
MAZEY DAY & QUAY FAIR DAYS,
SAT, 26 JUNE & SUN, 27 JUNE 2021
11 - 5pm each day
We may still need a few fit and strong volunteers, capable of heavy lifting and moving, to help the Golowan artists with the setting up of the 'parade' structures (as normally carried in the Mazey Day parades) in Morrab Gardens on Wed 23 - Fri 25 June. Please contact us via email@example.com if you are able to assist.
Free - Morrab Gardens
Come to the gardens and take part in the 'Serpent Trail' through Morrab Gardens and see the wonderful ‘parade’ images, sculpted from willow withies, paint and paper, that children, staff and local artists have created for your enjoyment and appreciation.
Paramount throughout, of course, is our commitment to public safety, and everything we host will be fully in accordance with prevailing COVID-19 regulations.
Golowan is delighted to announce that it has been awarded funding from the Culture Recovery Fund to help the festival overcome all the disappointments and setbacks of the 2020 festival cancellation caused by the Coronavirus lockdown.
The festival organisers are hugely grateful as it means the future of Golowan is much more secure and whatever 2021 holds for us all, one way or another, we will celebrate the Golowan Festival's 30th anniversary in style!
To get in touch with Golowan please see our contact details below:
The Barbican, Battery Road, Penzance TR18 4EF