Golowan 2019

Golowan 2019


Penlee Park Open Air Theatre have three great events happening during Golowan week;

Flying Tales Drama workshops for youngsters – Saturday 22nd June at 4.00pm

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. The very stuff that dreams are made of, then proceed to throw in some bright heeled tinder to catch the imagination and startle the slumbering mind’s eye. 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!

Accompanying Adults FREE.

Book online; https://penleepark.ticketsolve.com/shows/873599241 or call the box office on 01726 879500

Ticket Information: Adult FREE, One Child £5, Two Children £7, Three Children £10.

St Stythians Band – Sunday 23rd June at 7.30pm

St Stythians Band was formed in 1928. It soon achieved contest standard and regularly takes part in contests around the country. It is perhaps most well known for its regular attendance on the Bandstand at the Gyllingdune Gardens, Falmouth for over 50 years, and for its all-day attendance at the famous Stithians Agricultural Show. Expect to hear some well-known band classics and perhaps, a surprise or two from this award-winning group of musicians! The Band is very friendly and is more like a family than some organisations. In the past fathers, mothers, sons, daughters and cousins of the same family have all learned to play and been members of the band, a tradition that is still continuing today. The Band is very fortunate to have James Burns as its Musical Director (MD). He was Principal Cornet for the Band until appointed as MD, a role he has held now for 10 years, and we hope you enjoy the lively programme he has chosen for you for their debut in the Park.

Ticket Information: Adult £6, Concessions £5, Child £4

Book online; https://penleepark.ticketsolve.com/shows/873598891 or call the box office on 01726 879500.

LUCINDA HAWKSLEY – ‘ELIZABETH REVEALED’ – Friday 28th June at 7.30pm

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. Come and discover a new side to the first female member of the Royal Family to serve in the armed forces and the first British monarch to be filmed in 3D. The Queen has elevated British fashion designers to the global stage, has helped charities raise over £1.4 billion and has been embraced by popular culture, starring with James Bond, inspiring Carrie Fisher’s costume in her final Star Wars appearance and becoming the first British monarch to Tweet. However, it’s not all about Hollywood stars, high fashion and fictional super spies: within the private walls of Buckingham Palace, the Queen was, rather ignobly, nicknamed “Gary” by her grandson.

Join author and historian Lucinda Hawksley as she discusses her new book Elizabeth Revealed. 

Ticket Information: Adults : £15.00, Child : £6.00, Concessions : £12.00, Family : £38.00

Book online; https://penleepark.ticketsolve.com/shows/873597174 or call the box office on 01726 879500.

Penlee Park Open Air Theatre, Penlee Park, Penzance.

Enjoy an afternoon of Live Jazz music performed by the talented Martin Bowie at Blacks of Chapel Street on Mazey Day afternoon (Saturday 29th June).

Flats and Sharps will be performing on Mazey Day evening at Blacks of Chapel Street. Putting a smile on your face and your feet movin’ with their own unique mixture of contemporary original music, Americana and Bluegrass.

Blacks of Chapel Street, Chapel Street, Penzance

The shopfront of Fresh Barnet, a hairdresser's in Penzance, Cornwall

As last year was so successful Fresh Barnet will once again be Glittering everyone up for Golowan. This year trying to go bigger and better. We have also done a lot of research on products and this year been in touch with several eco friendly glitter company’s and will be using BIO-DEGRADABLE GLITTER this year!!

Fresh Barnet will be open from 9am till 1pm.

The Barber Shop will be open as normal so you can still get a Fresh Lid ready for Mazey weekend. We will also be offering Festival Fresh Barnets, hair ups, glitter beards and glitter make up like last year. Walk ins are welcome but booking is advised for hair up dos. 

After 1pm look out for us Barnet Girls around Penzance where we will be Glittering up for Golowan around the town coming to you!! Also handing out flyers & goodies with Hair & Beauty offers in Fresh Barnet & Basement Beauty for all those Glittering up for Golowan! 

Our beauty girl Chelsey in Basement Beauty is also offering Glitter Nails all week leading up to the festival.

Fresh Barnet, Market Jew Street, Penzance

The Old Lifeboat House Bistro will be open from 12 Noon on Mazey Day and will open at 10.30am on the Sunday (Quay Fair Day) with the offer of ‘A Bloody Mary & Brunch’ for just £11.95… the perfect cure for that Mazey Day hangover!

The Old Lifeboat House Bistro, Wharf Road, Penzance.

Pop along to Penlee House Gallery & Museum’s stall on Mazey Day where  there’ll be a children’s activity and the opportunity to find out more about Penlee House. On Quay Fair Day, as part of the Kids on the Prom event, you can help to make a model of Penzance using recycled materials! Come along and help to build the town and work on a magnificent creation to take home with you.

Exterior shot of The Acorn Theatre in Penzance, Cornwall

There’s plenty happening during Golowan at The Acorn Theatre;



Tickets: £10 Adv £8 Conc

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.

MONDAY 24TH JUNE – 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM


Tickets: Free entry, 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. 



Tickets: £12

One of the younger rising star groups on the folk scene, Granny’s Attic have been stunning audiences with their skilled singing and playing over the last few years.



Tickets: Advance £15/Door £17

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.



Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13/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.

Saturday 29th June – On Acorn Steps from midday;

Foxes Fair, Tycklemore Goats, True Foxes, Kattie Rosser and Semple Minds.

The Acorn Theatre, Parade Street, Penzance

The above map displays the businesses taking part in the Community Toilet Scheme during Golowan.

Treat yourself to a Cornish tipple this Golowan at Make Industries.

Make industries, Market Jew Street, Penzance.

Exterior shot of Admiral Benbow Pub and Restaurant in Penzance, Cornwall

Groove Lounge will be playing upstairs at the The Admiral Benbow on Saturday 29th with a special guest appearance. Groove lounge DJ’s will spinning their collection of old school vinyl at one of Penzance’s coolest nights out. Expect a mix of jazz funk, soul and rare groove and for one night they will be  joined by a mystery guest. Free admission

The Admiral Benbow, Chapel Street, Penzance

So many of you love Esther Connon Illustrations, that we are really pleased to hold her exhibition in The Upstairs Gallery at Circa 21 again. Her gentle and thoughtful drawings can ‘move you to tears’. Her popular cards and prints will be available as well as an exciting new homeware collection.

Come and see her full range of work between 24th June to 27th July. Free to visit Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm.

See www.facebook/circa21pz fo more details.

Circa 21, Market Jew Street, Penzance.

Wharfside Shopping Centre‘s Charity Event ‘One Great Day’ will take place on 28th June (10a – 4pm) and will be rasing money for Great Ormand Street Hospital and local charity LARF Cornwall.

The Wharfside team will be completing a Static Cycle Challenge. They are teaming up with RS Fitness to cycle 300 miles on static bikes (the distance between Penzance and St Ormand Street).

Please help them complete this challenge by cycling a few miles or donating anything you can to support these two very worthy causes.

Wharfside Shopping Centre, Penzance

The Gallery Shop at The Exchange – Penzance-based sister gallery to the Newlyn Art Gallery

There are lots of great things happening at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange during Golowan; 

25 JUNE, 20.00
Sonata, Sonata! – A Tim Boulton & Friends Event

The Exchange, Princes Street, TR18 2NL

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 U18s
*plus £1 per transaction booking fee
Book online or call 01736 810181 or on the door 45 minutes before each concert subject to availability
One-pot supper available 19.00 – 19.45 from The Exchange Cafe, £6.

26 JUNE, 20.00
Mostly Mozart – A Tim Boulton & Friends Event

The Exchange, Princes Street, TR18 2NL

Mozart G major Duo for violin & viola, Bartok Folk Songs and Dances, Mozart Clarinet Quintet.
Raising funds for Music Therapy in Cornwall.
Tickets* £7.50 or £3 for U18s
*plus £1 per transaction booking fee
Book online or call 01736 810181 or on the door 45 minutes before each concert subject to availability
One-pot supper available 19.00 – 19.45 from The Exchange Cafe, £6.

27 JUNE, 20.00
Minor Major – A Tim Boulton & Friends Event

The Exchange, Princes Street, TR18 2NL

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 U18s
*plus £1 per transaction booking fee
Book online or call 01736 810181 or on the door 45 minutes before each concert subject to availability
One-pot supper available 19.00 – 19.45 from The Exchange Cafe, £6.

22 JUN, 13.00 – 16.00

The Engine Room, The Exchange, Princes Street, TR18 2NL

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.
All welcome, U12s to be accompanied by an adult.
Free community workshops in partnership with Golowan.

MAZEY DAY, 29 JUN, 10.00 – 17.00

The Exchange, Princes Street, TR18 2NL

The Makers’ Market is a carefully curated event, showcasing the work of local and regional makers, with a focus on quality, innovation and creativity. At home in one of the major contemporary art venues in Cornwall, it is a platform for both established makers as well as start-ups, and committed to promoting contemporary design, artisanry and the handmade.

This Summer The Cornish Barn be hosting a series of themed ‘Feasting Fridays’ in their brand new garden. From Tacos & Tequila to Lobster & Fizz, A Paella Party to the Cornish Barn Chicken Shop, expect hearty helpings, cocktails and Summer vibes aplenty. The perfect way to make the most of those balmy evenings while they last.

Join them on Friday 28th June for a delicious evening of tacos filled with jerk chicken, spicy prawn or BBQ jackfruit, tequila cocktails and a few rounds of ping-pong – the perfect way to kick-start the weekend.

Starts at 6pm. Tickets: £17 (inc. 3 tacos & a margarita)

The Cornish Barn, Chapel Street, Penzance

Number 36 have a fantastic special offer for Mazey Day…20% off selected summer dresses. Ideal for weddings, parties & sunny days.
Go on…treat yourself ��


Number 36, Causewayhead, Penzance