Thursday, 28 August 2014

Something for the Weekend...

Tall Ships

Falmouth is welcoming over 47 sail training vessels from around the world, including 12 of the magnificent and mighty square-rigged Tall Ships. the ships will be open to the public for a unique opportunity to explore on deck and learn about life on board these giants of the sea. The whole town will be involved in a packed programme of shore side activities and live music from 11.00am to 11.00pm daily. The ships will leave Falmouth in a spectacular Parade of Sail to the start line off Falmouth Bay on Sunday 31 August, from 11.00am to 2.00pm.The large square-rigged vessels will be berthed at Queen’s Wharf in Falmouth Docks and will be open to the public until 30 August. On 31 August they will take part in a magnificent Parade of Sail along the coast in Falmouth Bay. They will then race up the English Channel to the finishing line off the Isle of Wight, then sailing in company to Greenwich, London.

                                           The Big Produce Market

The Big Produce Market takes place on Truro's Lemon Quay with 50 of Cornwall's most exciting food producers and street food stalls along with cooking demos from some of the County’s top chefs.With Cornwall's flourishing food and drink industry gaining national attention, Truro's Big Produce Market will offer a mix of mouth watering food to buy and eat featuring some of the County’s award winning favourites along with many newcomers to the industry. You can expect to see a huge variety and choice of high quality produce in a relaxed, continental atmosphere.

To compliment the food on offer, entertainment, delicious market lunches and chef demo's will run throughout the two days. Bill Lugg, of Truro Farmers Market, says,’ It’s going to be another great event, showcasing a wealth of talented chefs and a unique  gathering of some of the best artisan producers in the county’.

New Album Releases

Looking to indulge your other senses? Then get excited to wrap your ears around forthcoming albums from these icons. Prince is set to release two new albums Art Official Age and Plectrum Electrum on the same day - the “Kiss” singer will drop his own new effort Art Official Age on 29 September while simultaneously releasing Plectrum Electrum. The tracklist for his solo album has been shared with fans and will include songs such as “Clouds”, “The Gold Standard” and “Breakfast Can Wait”. An “aggressive and menacing” rap song featuring Rita Ora is also expected.

The album has been described as “classic Prince” as it has been composed, produced and performed by the musician himself.

Meanwhile, David Bowie releases The Sound+Vision 4 cd boxset on September 22nd covering his career from 1969 to 1994 starting with the acoustic demo version of his first hit, Space Oddity to the return to his Bromley roots for the soundtrack to Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha Of Suburbia which is often cited as the most underrated piece in the Bowie canon.

Sound+Vision also documents Bowie’s ever-onward work aesthetic. From Dylan inspired folkie (The Wild-Eyed Boy From Freecloud) to the hard-rocking hero of grunge legends Nirvana (‘The Man Who Sold The World’); from Glam Rock superstar (Ziggy Stardust) to white soul pioneer (Young Americans); electronica trailblazer (Warszawa) to first New Romantic (Ashes To Ashes); stadium filling star (Modern Love) to high endurance 90s legend (Jump They Say). He’s been there – and back again - often before anyone else has.

Gogmagog v Corin the Intergalactic Giant Slayer

What happens when you take an ancient Cornish myth, spice it up with an eclectic mix of space-age ingredients and serve it inside a medieval rocket-ship arena? This is ‘Gogmagog’ - a futuristic re-telling of an ancient Cornish creation myth that will transport you to a whole new world of epic, immersive theatre.
Tracing their roots back to the siege of Troy, the Pirates of the Dream Goddess have crash-landed their gleaming spacecraft in Kernow. Heading up this press-gang of cosmic-smugglers is Cap’n Brutus. He is rounding-up a bunch of unsuspecting refugees to help him make his dream come true; before you know it we will all be sailing off through space-time to colonise an uncharted planet. But, defending the New World against all incomers is that most fearsome of all legendary giants; Gogmagog.
Where amongst us is the hero who might challenge this alien monster to a Cornish Wrestling bout and fulfill the ancient prophecy? Step up Corin, the Intergalactic Giant-Slayer! Golden Tree Productions, the makers of ‘Kernocopia’ and ‘Seize the Day’, promise us an extraordinary collision of ancient and contemporary Cornish culture. As in a medieval ‘Plen an Gwari’ amphitheatre, the set, staging and performers surround the audience, immersing them in the action.


From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Click here for multiple screenings across the weekend.
Of course a staple part of any weekend, includes the Bowgie, so make sure you head over and indulge in some traditional pub grub and great company.
Stay tuned for our Ale Fest highlights!

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