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What’s on in Cornwall in the month of June – whether you’re looking for festival frivolities or a family friendly day out there’s something for everyone…

Exhibition: Huguette Caland

24 May – 1 September 2019, Tate St Ives

What's on in Cornwall - June 2019 - Things to do in Cornwall

Lebanese artist Huguette Caland has her first UK museum solo exhibition at Tate St Ives. Shifting between figuration and abstraction, Caland’s large, colourful canvases and detailed drawings from the 1970s and 1980s will offer a delicate balance between the suggestive and the explicit.

The Great Estate Festival 2019

31 May – 2rd June, Scorrier

What's on in Cornwall - June 2019 - Things to do in Cornwall

The Great Estate Festival is a rambunctious Garden Féte. Expect major international headline acts, a rollicking mix of comedy, theatre, music and the arts, all within the beautiful grounds of Scorrier Estate.

Feasting Fridays & New Garden

Starts 14th June, The Cornish Barn

What's on in Cornwall - June 2019 - Things to do in Cornwall

On June 14th The Cornish Barn is launching their brand new garden! An alfresco space for lounging, socialising and merry-making, complete with bar, ping-pong and a retractable roof so you can soak up those Summer rays but the rain also won’t ruin your fun either! To celebrate they will be hosting a series of Feasting Fridays throughout the Summer months starting with Tacos & Tequila on 28th June.

Artist Talk – Helen Bishop

15th June, The Old Coastguard

What's on in Cornwall - June 2019 - Things to do in Cornwall

The Old Coastguard’s resident Artist of the Month for June 2019, Helen Bishop, will talk about her work & inspiration. Printmaker and founder of Wildshed, Helen specialises in collagraph printmaking. Wildshed was created after she fell in love with the collagraph printing process. Having spent a large majority of her life organising projects and people, she finds there is a certain sense of freedom that comes from using a printing method that doesn’t always give you that control for everything to turn out how you planned. Located in Cornwall, her prints are influenced by nature and the surrounding scenery. Helen is happiest when she is in the studio making plates and printing. Talk from 4pm-5pm followed by tea & cake in the snug.
All welcome, free of charge.

Artificial Creators art exhibition

15 June – 29 September, The Eden Project

What's on in Cornwall - June 2019 - Things to do in Cornwall

The exhibition brings together the creations of five artists inspired by nature that have been modified and co-produced by AI. Their work questions how we work with machines to establish new forms of relationship beyond the utilitarian and explores innovative ways of expression that produce new ways of seeing.

Exhibition: Fathom by Simon Faithfull

15th June – 5th October, The Exchange

What's on in Cornwall - June 2019 - Things to do in Cornwall

A major solo exhibition of Simon Faithfull’s work including film and photography work. A new film work, Re-enactment for a Future Scenario no.2: Cape Romano, was shot in the water-bound ruins of a futuristic beach house off the coast of Florida. Following two hurricanes, the remaining domes are visible above water but now 50m from the shore, highlighting the continuing shifting of boundaries.

‘Sol Force’ Summer Solstice Art Event with Jesse Leroy Smith

21st June, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

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Described as a “rampant solstice celebration”, Sol Force is a spectacular outdoor art event for all at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Cornwall. Held in aid of Freedom from Torture, the event features soundscapes, films, paintings, ceramics, talks, poetry readings, performance and site-specific artworks from over 60 artists and performers that will take you on a thrilling, multi-sensory tour through the gardens on the most auspicious night of the summer.

Golowan Festival

21st – 30 June, Penzance

What's on in Cornwall - June 2019 - Things to do in Cornwall
Photo: John Stedman

This lively 10 day celebration of Midsummer is one of West Cornwall’s most popular festivals and is best known for Mazey Day and Quay Fair Day on 29th and 30th June for wrap up the festivities. This year the festival is going green, and looking make the festival more environmentally friendly and sustainable – very in keeping with the efforts of Plastic Free Penzance.

Mevagissey Feast Week 2019

23rd – 29th June, Mevagissey

What's on in Cornwall - June 2019 - Things to do in Cornwall

Mevagissey has celebrated the ‘Feast of St Peter’ since 1754 and has evolved into a wonderful community event. The Feast Week Committee have worked very hard to produce a full week of activities and there is no charge for the majority of events organized.

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