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Golowan Festival

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Please note that for events that Golowan Festival CIC does not organise, manage, fund or profit financially from, the health and safety at the event is the responsibility of the event organisers and/or the venue owners.

The Golowan Programme brochure is now out and about and available here:  2019 Golowan Festival Programme

2019 Programme Listings

Throughout the Mazey weekend keep a look out across the bay for the beautiful sail powered ship The Gallant  – it will be docking in Penzance Harbour.  The Gallant will be bringing produce from Portugal which you can pre-order online at  New Dawn Traders   or buy from their stall by the harbour on Quay Fair Day.
We think this is a great initiative worthy of Golowan support!

Friday 21 June

10 am – 5 pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

A solo show of work by Simon Faithfull, will be centred around Reef Part 2 which revisits the decommissioned fishing boat that he sunk off the Dorset coast in 2014 to create a new artificial reef. The exhibition features other film and photographic work by Faithfull that explores where land meets sea and man’s place in it.  Continues until 11 October 2019

10 am – 5 pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

An exhibition looking at Sir Alfred Munnings’ connection to Cornwall, focussing on his early career with particular emphasis on the paintings he produced whilst based in Lamorna.  Continues until 7 September 2019.

11 am – 4.30 pm – Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew St. PZ TR18 2HT – Exhibition, Drawn to Life 2019 – Free Entry

New work in many media from local artists who attend a long established weekly drop-in life drawing group in Penzance.  Paintings, drawings, prints, cards, ceramics, sculpture and portraits in a wide variety of styles and sizes.  Café and print workshop on site.  Runs from 14 – 26 June, Tues – Sat.

Details at http://www.lifedrawing.me/show

Saturday 22 June

10 am – 5 pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Se 21 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

A group exhibition curated by Simon Faithful. Taking its title from Max Ernst’s surrealist painting Europe After The Rain the exhibition explores a haunting landscape where things seemed to have evolved, or possibly devolved, into a new strange state.  Artists will include Anne Hardy, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Karin Bos, Nick Laessing, Rebecca Partridge, Peggy Atherton, Larry Achiampong, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Melanie Manchot, and Tim Knowles.  Continues until 18 October 2019

10 am – 5 pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

A new body of work, exploring a relationship between water, sight and the nature of images.  Continues until 17 August 2019

10 am – 5 pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Continues until 12 October 2019

10 am – 5 pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

10 am – 3 pm – Morrab Gardens – Morrab Library Summer Fair

Books, photographs and craft works for sale, along with a selection of tasty refreshments.

11 am – 1 pm – Anthony Richards Office, 10 Market Place, TR18 2JA –   Gwren Ni Kewsel Kernewek! Let’s Speak Cornish! – Free, drop in

Do you fancy speaking a few greetings in Cornish?  Fun for all the family – A vynn’ ta kewsel nebes Kernewek?

11 am – 4.30 pm – Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew St. PZ TR18 2HT – Exhibition, Drawn to Life 2019 – Free Entry

See 21 June entry for details.  Details also at http://www.lifedrawing.me/show

1 – 4pm – The Exchange, Princes St. Penzance Tr18 2NL – Golowan Headdress Making Workshop – A free community workshop open to all and free to attend. Children to be accompanied by an adult.

Golowan Goes Green and we do too!  Inspired by the plant and wildlife along our road sides and  hedgerows, join us to create beautiful headdresses to wear in the parades and festivals throughout the summer. 

2.30 – 3.30 pm – Penlee House – Saturday Family Fun – A free drop in session for families

A free family art and craft activity at Penlee House – be inspired by our current exhibition and make something splendid to take away with you!

4 pm & 6 pm – Penlee Park Theatre – Flying Tales Children’s Theatre Workshop – One Child £5, Two Children £7, Three children £10, Accompanying Adults FREE.
Flying Tales Drama workshops for youngsters. 

The workshops are designed to encourage stories from play. We may use a Cornish lore, a new-fangled idea or your hidden wild haired family legend as a starting point. We will head off, twiddle with words, keeping pace with fable and stroll them into tales about stuff. There will be movement, possibly mime, maybe a mask and plenty of time.

Parents welcome to watch and grab a drink or ice cream from the bar!

7.30 pm – Acorn Theatre – An Evening of Comedy with Holcomb, Barratt and Richey – £10 in advance, £8 concessions

Holcomb, Barratt and Richey is a comedy trio comprising comedy performers from varying disciplines who combine their skills to create humour of the very best.
They each have their own areas of speciality which they display individually, but also work under the group title of Sweet n’ Sour, performing Improvised Comedy.

Sunday 23 June

10.30 am Leaving from St. John’s Hall – Civic Church Parade for the Feast Service at St John’s Church
7.30 pm – Penlee Park Theatre – St Stythians Band – Adults £6, Concs £5, Child £4, Family £16

St Stythians Band was formed in 1928.  It soon achieved contest standard and regularly takes part in contests around the country.  Expect to hear some well-known band classics and perhaps, a surprise or two from this award-winning group of musicians!

8pm – St Mary’s Church, Chapel Street, TR18 4AQ – Cantata, Cantata!

Tim Boulton and Friends 1 – Two of JS Bach’s uplifting Cantatas, featuring soloists,  chamber orchestra and chorus, including many of Cornwall’s most inspiring musicians.  Raising funds for Music Therapy in Cornwall. 

Tickets* £7.50 or £3 for young people (£25/£10 for all four concerts in this series)

Online: www.concertspenzance.org.uk, By phone: 01736 810181

In person: Minack Theatre Box Office, Porthcurno, TR19 6JU.  *plus £1 per transaction booking fee.

 

Monday 24  June

Golowan Pop Up shop/stall – TBC – Please check our website for confirmation of the shop and its location.

10 am – 5 pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Se 21 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

10 – 11.30 am – Penlee House – Baby and Parent Session – Free drop in session

A free drop-in session for babies and their carers. Experience the amazing artworks whilst you and your baby play and explore together.

7.30 pm – The Acorn, Penzance – Watery Adventures in Film – Free entry, with donations welcome

Come on a watery adventure of contemporary films, documentaries, brand-new animations, 1920s archive films accompanied by live music, and artist moving image work from the LUX. An eclectic film screening, part of Jubilee Pool Stories’ celebration of Penzance’s beautiful art deco Lido.

8 pm – The Crown, Victoria Square – Crown Sessions – Free Admission

A festival special session of Penzance’s popular acoustic night featuring members of The Golowan Band – magical music in a mellow setting.

Tuesday 25 June

Golowan Pop Up shop/stall – TBC – Please check our website for confirmation of the shop and its location.
10 am – 5 pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Se 21 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details 

10 am – 5 pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details

11 am – 4.30 pm – Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew St. PZ TR18 2HT – Exhibition, Drawn to Life 2019 – Free Entry

See 21 June entry for details.  Details also at http://www.lifedrawing.me/show

1 pm – Morrab Library – Cornish Film Makers present Short Films About Cornwall is now fully booked so no seats available.
8pm – The Exchange, Princes Street, TR18 2NL – Sonata, Sonata!  

Tim Boulton and Friends 2 – Baroque Sonatas by Purcell, Handel, Eccles, Vivaldi and Bach; for violin, viola, cello, and double bass with harpsichord/organ.  Raising funds for Music Therapy in Cornwall.

Tickets* £7.50 or £3 for young people (£25/£10 for all four concerts in this series)

Online: www.concertspenzance.org.uk, By phone: 01736 810181

In person: Minack Theatre Box Office, Porthcurno, TR19 6JU.  *plus £1 per transaction booking fee.

Wednesday 26 June

Golowan Pop Up shop/stall – TBC – Please check our website for confirmation of the shop and its location.
9 – 6 pm (closes 4pm on Sun 30 June) – Penzance School of Art, Morrab Road, Penzance – objects of vertu – Penwith College’s Annual Exhibition of Art – Free entry

An exhibition celebrating the diverse creative talent found amongst the students from Penwith College and Penzance School of Art, young and old. All creative media will be represented from watercolour to sculpture, ceramics to graphic design and photography to upcycled art.  The name “objects of vertu” means “a knowledge or love of or taste for fine objects of art”. Within this exhibition you can see samples of work from all of the creative disciplines from A level, Vocational courses, university level courses and part time courses all under one roof.

10 am – 5 pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Se 21 June entry for details 

10 am – 5 pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

11 am – 4.30 pm – Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew St. PZ TR18 2HT – Exhibition, Drawn to Life 2019 – Free Entry

See 21 June entry for details.  Details also at http://www.lifedrawing.me/show

2 pm – Meet at Humphry Davy Statue, Market Jew Street – Paddling Jackdaw Photo Competition – No charge

A  walking workshop starting at the Humphry Davy Statue. Bring your camera (the one in your phone will be fine).  This year’s walking photo workshop takes on the theme of Golowan Goes Green and we’ll explore some of Penzance’s green spaces looking for great images and answer your camera queries.
There’ll be a prize for the best photo representing Golowan Goes Green. You don’t have to attend the walking workshop to enter – look for details of how to enter on facebook.com/paddlingjackdaw from the beginning of June.         

8pm – The Exchange, Princes Street, TR18 2NL – Mostly Mozart

Tim Boulton and Friends 3 – Mozart G major Duo for violin & viola, Bartok Follk Songs and Dances, Mozart Clarinet Quintet.  Raising funds for Music Therapy in Cornwall.

Tickets* £7.50 or £3 for young people (£25/£10 for all four concerts in this series)

Online: www.concertspenzance.org.uk, By phone: 01736 810181

In person: Minack Theatre Box Office, Porthcurno, TR19 6JU.  *plus £1 per transaction booking fee.

8 pm – The Acorn, Penzance – Golowan Folk Concert – Tickets £12, members £10 available from the Acorn & www.crbo.co.uk

Rising stars of the national folk scene, the exceptionally talented trio Granny’s Attic, with traditional songs and contemporary tunes. Granny’s Attic will be ably supported by local girl group, the amazing Foxes Fair, with beautiful harmony songs and melodies telling tales of nature, love, death and the joys of drinking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golowan Fun Fair – opens on Wednesday evening  

Come and enjoy all the fun of the funfair!  It’s there to thrill throughout Wednesday to Sunday evening

Picture John Stedman
Picture John Stedman

Thursday 27 June

Golowan Pop Up shop/stall – TBC – Please check our website for confirmation of the shop and its location.
9 – 6 pm– Penzance School of Art, Morrab Road, Penzance – objects of vertu – Penwith College’s Annual Exhibition of Art – Free entry

See 26 June entry for details   

10 am – 5 pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Se 21 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

7 pm – Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2HT – Latin Night -Tickets £5 from Redwing Gallery

Enjoy an evening of live Afro-Cuban and Colombian music. Cuban coffees, cold drinks and other refreshments available.

7.30 pm – The Acorn – Chris Difford – Tickets £15 from www.crbo.co.uk or the Acorn box office, £17 on the door

Chris Difford is a Grammy-nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 40 years. 

 

8 pm – The Exchange, Princes Street, TR18 2NL – Minor Major

Tim Boulton and Friends 4 – Bach B minor Suite for Orchestra and ‘Brandenburg’ Concerto no.6, Mozart D major Divertimenti, and Vivaldi A minor Concerto for 2 violins. Raising Funds for Music Therapy in Cornwall.

Tickets* £7.50 or £3 for young people (£25/£10 for all four concerts in this series)

Online: www.concertspenzance.org.uk, By phone: 01736 810181

In person: Minack Theatre Box Office, Porthcurno, TR19 6JU.  *plus £1 per transaction booking fee.

Open from 8.00 pm – The Marquee, St Antony’s car park – Election of the Mock Mayor – music from Night Motor and Groove-Lounge – Free entry – donations to Golowan welcomed  

The Mock Mayor of Penzance! The Election for Mock Mayor (The Ancient Competition to elect the Mock Mayor of the Quay).  Come and meet the candidates and hear their manifestos and cast your vote for what is possibly the most important political position in Cornwall.  The candidates really go to town on their outfits and characters!  

Night motor and Groove-lounge providing the musical ciabatta to the crazy filling that is the Mock Mayor!  Be part of the carnage and kookiness! Last year had to be seen to be believed!  See you there?

Friday 28 June

Golowan Pop Up shop/stall – TBC – Please check our website for confirmation of the shop and its location.
9 – 6 pm – Penzance School of Art, Morrab Road, Penzance – objects of vertu – Penwith College’s Annual Exhibition of Art – Free entry

See 26 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

10am – 5pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 21 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details 

12 – 5 pm – Redwing Gallery – Borderline Literary Fringe Event – £2 on the door

Readings, Performances and Music along the theme of ‘Borderline’

7 pm for 7.30 – Redwing Gallery – Silence of the Lads – Live Music – £5 on the door

Live music with Steve Slimm, Jed Kingsford and Tom Dauncy

7.30 pm – Penlee Park Theatre – Lucinda Hawksley – Elizabeth Revealed – Adults £15, Concs £12, Child £6, Family £38

In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Her reign has been an extraordinary era, shaped by inventions and social changes that would have been unthinkable in the 1950s.  Join author and historian Lucinda Hawksley as she discusses her new book Elizabeth Revealed.

8 pm – St Mary’s Church, Chapel Street, TR18 4AQ – Concerto Fest!

 

 

Penzance Youth String Orchestra and Truro Youth String Orchestra, with soloists Bilegtugs Lut, Molly Leigh and Jake Montgomery-Smith

Cornwall’s wonderful youth string orchestras from Penzance and Truro present 3 very different examples of ‘Concerto’, including Handel Concerto Grosso no.6 in G minor, Haydn Violin Concerto in G major, and Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K.364 for violin and viola.

Tickets £6.50 (£2.50 ⩽18 years old) plus £1 per transaction booking fee

Online: www.concertspenzance.org.uk

By phone: 01736 810181

In person: Minack Theatre Box Office, Porthcurno, TR19 6JU

8 pm – Acorn Theatre – Kakasitsi, Master Drummers from Ghana & Mbilou Bwiti Nganga from Gabon – Tickets £11 in advance from Acorn box office or  www.crbo.co.uk  £13 door, children £8

Kakatsitsi are known for their funky, groovy and trancey style of drumming, designed to move western dance floors and built around the style of lead drummer Samuel ‘Injoly’ Addo. Their singing, led by Adotey Johnson also sets them aside from many other African drumming groups.

9 pm – The Lugger – The Prom – Marvellous Mazey Madness

‘The Suspects’ live funk band   

7 pm – The Marquee – St Anthony’s Car Park – El Pony – Free Entry 

For one night only: One of Penzance’s most loved bands IPony are dusting off their drumsticks and guitar licks; coming out of retirement for a one off show in aid of the Sunrise Centre.  Sam, Jason and the boys will be playing you up to the fireworks with support from the superb carnival vibe providers  El Nino!  The newest Penwithian DJ party crew on the block.  Old Skool Meets New Skool if you will!

10.45 pm – 11.10 pm Fireworks – Penzance Harbour from Albert Pier Free – donations to Golowan welcome 

Supported by Penzance Town Council.

Photo John Stedman

Saturday 29 June – Mazey Day! 

Photo John Stedman

Mazey Day Parades – each one is different!

Photo John Stedman
  • 10 am Golowan Civic Procession – From St John’s Hall via Clarence Street and Causewayhead to the Market House in Market Jew Street where the Mayor and Mock Mayor address the crowds
  • 11 am Crowst Parade – From St John’s Hall to the bottom of Market Jew Street and back
  • 1 pm Dinner Parade – From St John’s Hall to the bottom of Market Jew Street and back
  • 3 pm Crib Parade – From St John’s Hall to the bottom of Market Jew Street and back
  • 4.45 pm Men and Maids – Dance the Serpent Dance through the streets of Penzance with the Golowan Band starting from St John’s Hall and ending …….. let’s see where!
Pedestrian/street barriers kindly sponsored by Headland Printers and Humphry Davy School

Parade and volunteer refreshments kindly sponsored by Mr Hugh Scantlebury and Archie Browns.

9 – 6 pm– Penzance School of Art, Morrab Road, Penzance – objects of vertu – Penwith College’s Annual Exhibition of Art – Free entry

See 26 June entry for details.

Golowan Pop Up shop/stall – TBC – Please check our website for confirmation of the shop and its location.
10 am – 4 pm – Open to the Public Sea Cadets Unit – Jennings Street, (down walkway beside Specsavers)

Come along and see what activities we have to offer for young people from age 10-18 and Adult Staff.  We aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, we learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline and honesty, whilst having fun!  Light Refreshments available for purchase.  All are welcome.

10 am – 5 pm Festival Square Folk Stage
10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

10 am – 5 pm – The Exchange, Penzance – The Makers’ Market – Free Entry

Celebrating local and regional makers, we bring you a choice selection of work in ceramics, jewellery, textile, print and more.  Enjoy the day and find your treasure!

10 am – 5 pm – Newlyn Art Gallery – Europe After the Rain, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Exchange, Penzance – Fathom, Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

Se 21 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery – Nina Royle Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm – The Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – Elizabeth Loveday & Ali Corder Exhibition – Entry £3.30 (incl. Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery – Free entry for supporters, under 18s and Local Art Pass Holders

See 22 June entry for details

10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30 pm) – Penlee House – Munnings in Cornwall Exhibition – Tickets available on the door at Penlee House, £5.00 Adults; £4.00 Concessions; Children Free

See 21 June entry for details.

10.30 am – 4.30 pm – Redwing Gallery – Away with Words – Free Admission
An exhibition by 6 artists and a writer, entitled ‘Away With Words’ (as in carried away/inspired by words).  The work in this exhibition has been newly created, and inspired by poetry, to tie in with the release of A.C.Miles Smith new poetry book.  Runs until 5 July.  10.30 am – 4.30 pm – Redwing Gallery – Mazey Bazaar – Free admission

Tables of goodies inside and out. Crafts, books, bric-a-brac. Plant-based refreshments available.  Stallholders may reserve a space for £5 by contacting admin@redwinggallery.co.uk or 01736 448402

11 am – 4 pm – Morrab Gardens – Entertainment, Children’s Activities and Refreshments

Visit the gardens where children can take part in activities with the Travellerspace PlayBus and Swamp Circus.  Sit on the grass and take some refreshments whilst being entertained from the bandstand – featuring a host of entertainment including Maids of Melody, Sounds Eclectic, John Warburton, Du Glas, and The Rat Affair. Check out the Friends of Morrab Gardens stalls where you can buy plants, bric-a-brac and raffle tickets to support the group.

Photo Alan Shepherd
HeadStart Kernow is pleased to be supporting this year’s Golowan Festival.  The support includes:

A relaxed dedicated space for 10 – 16 year olds in Morrab Gardens on Mazey Day with activities and a focus on well being.  You’ll find us between the fountain and the bandstand and on Quay Fair Day near he Community Stage and Kids on the Prom.

Morrab Gardens event generously sponsored by HeadStart Kernow 
Chapel Street Methodist Church – 11.15 am – 5.30 pm – Entertainment on the Forecourt – Free

…pull up a seat and enjoy the show!!!  It’s all “on the house”

11.00 – 11.45 am – Celtic Fiddlers

12.00 – 12.45 pm – The Celtic Male Ensemble

1.00 – 1.45 pm – The Big Dance Company

2.00 – 2.45 pm – Trelawney Singers

3.00 – 3.45 pm – Redruth Town Band

4.00 – 5.00 / 5.30 pm – The Broken Down Band

Refreshments in the foyer – all day from 10.30 am

Pop in to purchase your delicious hot and cold refreshments

Enlightenment in the main chapel

We are staging an exciting installation based on the Golowan theme of “Going Green”!

Why not come into the church to rest, think, pray, or meditate, or to just look and ponder? (It will be calm and peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of the town).

The Dock Inn, Quay Street – Beer Festival (Real Ales & Cider) Live Music

1 pm Devil’s Creek, 4 pm Blues Brothers, 8 pm Rudi’s Message

12 noon – 12 midnight – The Lugger – The Prom – Marvellous Mazey Madness

‘Sir Vinyl’ DJ mash up

3 – 9.30 pm – The Marquee, StAnthony’s Car Park- Free Entry

Live music and DJ’s all day from 3 pm starting with the superb Yeah You and much more.  Come on down and enjoy the party.

9.30 pm – Late -The Marquee, StAnthony’s Car Park- DJ Brandon Block – £15

Brandon’s vintage mix ‘Ibiza Club Classics’ still holds up today as one of the best house mixes of all time.  Brandon has promised to recreate the feeling of that very album – this summer – in Penzance .

Over 18’s – Tickets available at www.bigtowproductions.co.uk

Sunday 30 June – Quay Fair Day

9 – 4 pm – Penzance School of Art, Morrab Road, Penzance – objects of vertu – Penwith College’s Annual Exhibition of Art – Free entry

See 26 June entry for details

10 am – 5 pm Festival Square Folk Stage
Chapel Street Methodist Church – 10.30 am start – Church ‘Inside Out’

What we usually do inside, we are doing outside!  A great opportunity for anyone to see what church is about without stepping into the building!  Feel free to come along and see what happens – you may be surprised.

10.30 am – 3.30 pm – The Prom (near Kids on the Prom Event) – Penzance Youth Market

Penzance Youth Market showcases the young entrepreneurs of Penzance.
Fabulous shopping with hand-made gift items, fresh flowers, foody treats
and cool clothing and more.  Come and browse our young people’s brilliant businesses and look out for the young musicians busking next to the stalls.

11 am – 4 pm – Kids on the Prom – just past the fairground going towards the prom – Free activities

This year we have a great line up of children’s activities including: printing with artist Kate Plumtree, ‘I Spy: Secrets’ – a Family Fun Workshop from the Telegraph Museum, some fun Cornish Language activities based on the Golowan Goes Green theme, with Kowethas an Yeth;  simple circus skills taught by Swamp Circus; model making with volunteers from Plastic Free Penzance; and Penlee House will run a fun make-and-take activity – drop by and join in some arty fun!  There will also, of course, be a visit from the much-loved Story Republicans!

Kids on the Prom generously supported by HeadStart Kernow 
11 am – 4 pm – St Anthony’s Gardens -Petanque – All Welcome

Informal petanque (the French game of “boules”), come and give this fantastic sport a try.  For more information on petanque in Cornwall see the Kernow Petanque page on Facebook or go to  http://www.cornwallpetanque.co.uk/

Golowan Pop Up stall outside the Barbican in the harbour area – pop by to see what’s going on, collect a programme, offer to volunteer and buy some lovely Golowan souvenirs! 

1pm – 4 pm – Wherrytown Skate Park – Golowan Youth Space – Free add Feast logo

Skate Jam supported by Sessions, with a surf simulator, graffiti painting and more. Check our website and weekend brochure for further details nearer the time. Add sessions, PCDT and Your Way logos

11 am – 4 pm – on the Prom towards the Alexandra Road junction – Golowan Community Stage

Whether you enjoy music and song or dancing and acting you’ll see it here – come along and enjoy the entertainment featuring, amongst others, Stagestruck Youth Theatre, Believe Academy, Big Dance Company, Dancing Flea Orchestra, Tree Stewart Trapeze and students from Mounts Bay Academy Cube Records!  Check our website and weekend brochure for further details nearer the time

Golowan Community Stage generously supported by HeadStart Kernow 
12 noon until late – The Lugger – The Prom – Marvellous Mazey Madness

Carly & The Alternatives, Broken Down and Steve Young DJ ASY Entertainments

1 pm – Outside the gates of the Dry Dock, by the Cornish language stall – Free, just turn up

A good old-fashioned community sing, singing the songs that the Cornish love to sing – but in Cornish! Song sheets will be available. How about “Dewlagas Vyghan” (Little Eyes), “Lamorna” (Lamorna). All welcome, if you sing in a choir or just sing in the shower!

1 – 11 pm – The Marquee, St Anthony’s Car Park – Quay Fair Day – Come and Join us for the Finale!

Live music from The Eliminators and much more.  Where The Wild Things Are  will be providing the final act of the Golowan Show again, ramming you with their unique blend of party antics.  If last year was anything to go by we are in for a huge night full of top tunes and assorted shenanigans … so come on down and finish us off!

The Dock Inn, Quay Street – Beer Festival (Real Ales & Cider) Live Music

3 pm BandeKoot, 6 pm Sinpusher

What Next?
Once Golowan is over why not look forward to some more festivals and events throughout the year including…

The Penzance Literary Festival which follows very shortly after Golowan will run from Wed 3 – Sat 6 July. Check out the Lit Fest website www.pzlitfest.co.uk.

The Penzance Rotary Vintage Classic Car Rally is set to take place on Penzance Promenade on Sun 7 July.

The 2019 Lafrowda Festival dates are 5 – 20 July, 2019; and the theme this year is ‘Off The Page’!

St Ives September Festival will run from 14 – 28 September.

Find out more at www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk

… and of course, you are sure to want to take part in Penzance’s very own mid-winter festival – Montol, which will be on 21 December.