Event Archive

See what events we've listed in the past - many of these events have been put on by partner organisations.

March for Housing

10 February 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Mousehole - Newlyn - Penzance

Cornwall Councillor Cornelius Olivier is organising a march from Mousehole to Penzance on Saturday February 10th to hand in a petition calling for an extra levy on second homes and holiday lets.
The money raised would be used to build much needed social housing and affordable homes for local families. It's also asking for the changing of a property from a primary residence to a second home to be subject to planning controls.
The march departs Mousehole Harbour at 10:00 but you can join at any point. Anticipated time at Newlyn Green is 10:45 and at the bottom of Causewayhead 11:00.

What Does Brexit Mean for the Environment

2 November 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance TR18 4BU

Molly Scott CatoOur Green Party MEP, Molly Scott Cato, will be visiting Penzance on Thursday November 2nd – and speaking at a public meeting - the topic of which will be: What does Brexit mean for the Environment?
Molly is a well-respected MEP who is well-known in the area as a careful listener, perceptive thinker and inspiring speaker. She remains proudly pro-EU, and is doing everything she can to make sure we keep the closest possible relationship with our European neighbours. Molly’s other priorities? To defend the rights of all people wherever in the EU they live, and to push for a clear plan that guarantees social, economic and environmental justice.

The Future of Community Led Housing in Cornwall

25 October 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Guildhall, Market Place, Helston TR13 8ST

Mutual Home Ownership in CornwallAmbos is looking to promote the growth of Co-housing in Cornwall using an innovative model called a Mutual Home Ownership Society (MHOS). They are preparing to launch the first of it’s kind in Cornwall and invite you to take a look at its potential to help shape how we provide enough, high quality homes for people living in Cornwall.
Hosted by David Potter (Councillor for Helston) with a presentation from Miguel Fernandez (Design Champion for Ambos), the evening will offer a platform for discussion and solutions seeking, maybe even a cup of tea. See you there!

If you plan to come email Dave at d.potter@helston-tc.gov.uk or for more information about Ambos go to www.ambos.org.uk

Wild Food Walk

24 September 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve, Steeple Lane, St Ives TR26

Wild St IvesWant to learn how to harvest your own food for free? Explore lost flavours of the Cornish landscape? Worried about the zombie appocalypse? Join Wild St Ives for a guided foraging walk at the Steeple Woodland nature reserve. The afternoon will involve a relaxed walk around the nature reserve, stopping frequently to discuss the plants they come across.

Perfect for beginners or more experienced foragers, the content of the course will be tailored to peoples experience and interests. The aim is to give people the skills and confidence to begin their own journey into the world of wild foods and give inspiration for recipe ideas.

Peace Fest 2017

23 September 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Penlee Park, Penzance TR18 4HE

Penzance Peace Fest 2017Picnickers, musicians, poets, dancers, actors and other performers are all wanted for Peace Fest 2017. A call for a global ceasefire on the occasion of the 16th Annual “United Nations Day of Peace and Global Ceasefire”.
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St Agnes Green Doors

16 September 2017 - 10:00am - 17 September 2017 - 4:00pm
In and around St Agnes TR5

St Agnes Green DoorsNow in its fifth year, the St Agnes Green Doors Open Day is going from strength to strength. Come along and be inspired to make your home more energy efficient and find out how you can save yourself money! They guarantee an interesting weekend.

Five properties in St Agnes parish will be open to show you what and how you can make your home more environmentally friendly, particularly more energy efficient. Find out how much it will cost and what savings you can make.

You can see a building made of cob, another of rammed earth, another of traditional stone, another of timber, and some modern eco-huts, too.

It's not just about the buildings. Study the descriptions for each property - you can see a solar food drier, a home-made wind turbine, an electric car, a compost toilet, some raised beds, a rainwater storage system, some solar cookers, a battery backup system, and a tree house.

Please respect the opening times set by your hosts. Details at:

Stop Live Transport: Penzance Rally

13 September 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Market Place, Penzance TR18 2JD

Penzance Stop Live Transport RallyLive exports are cruel and unnecessary. Millions of animals are transported around the world every year, including many from the United Kingdom.

On this International Awareness Day join the millions of people globally who are standing against this abhorrent trade.

Organised by Friends of the Earth and Compassion in World Farming.

Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust AGM

5 September 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
St Just Town Council Offices, 1 Chapel Street, St Just, Penzance TR19 7LS

Plastic Free PenzanceLands End Peninsula Community Land Trust's vision is to provide good quality affordable housing and associated facilities, and resources such as workshops and community agriculture, which meet the needs of local people and at prices which they can afford in perpetuity. They aim to sustain a vibrant and diverse community, which is either within or surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Their principal town is St Just-in-Penwith but their area of operation includes all the nearby villages of St Levan, St Buryan, Sennen and Sancreed. The AGM offers an opportunity to contribute ideas and become a member.

A Midsummer Night's Meal

17 June 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
PE&T Project Community Garden, Possers Lane, Gulval, Penzance TR18 3BU

A three course meal made from the produce that has been grown at the PE&T Project. The meal will be served alfresco in the community garden. Just £15 a ticket with all proceeds going to Growing Links projects.


The PE&T (Plant, Eat and Teach) Project is an open gardening programme which includes a wide range of informal learning activities aimed at helping people gain valuable skills and acquire accredited qualifications if wished, whilst promoting a healthier lifestyle. They have an acre of prime growing land on the outskirts of Penzance where we teach the basics of growing your own vegetables. Various accredited (NOCN) and non-accredited courses are delivered throughout the project with the emphasis always on providing a training area where people of all levels of abilities and skills will be able to integrate happily with activities on site and with other volunteers.

Film Showing - Deep Listening

9 June 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street, TR18 2HT Penzance

The Secret of Living In Community: This is mainly a film for those who are seriously interested in community living.
How do we make deep connections with land, with ourselves, and with each other? How do we resolve conflict and make difficult decisions? Inspired by the Aboriginal Wisdom of Dadirri and with a beautiful backdrop of Australian landscape, Deep Listening learns what makes communities work and shows the path to a more harmonious way of being.
There will be a requested donation of £2 for this film showing.