Festival of Cornish Culture

4 September 2021 to 18 September 2021Visit website

From September 4th - 18th 2021, fuelled by Cornwall’s rich heritage and culture, a small team of community-spirited individuals are converging creatively to put together a two-week long Festival of Cornish Culture. The focal point of the festival is the immersive performances of the powerful, biblical trilogy of medieval mystery plays, The Ordinalia in the town’s historic Plen an Gwari (arguably the oldest working outdoor theatre space in the country). Behind the pasties and Poldark, so much more lies behind the picturesque postcard of Cornwall including ancient history, hidden folklore and a very distinct identity.

Although anyone can purchase tickets to each of the individual three plays; Origo Mundi, The Passion and The Resurrection, with a festival ticket, festivalgoers can watch all three plays in the famous trilogy and partake in a variety of uniquely Cornish events and workshops. Celebrating (both historic and 21st century) Cornish culture and life, the engaging workshops span activities such as Cornish language learning, town trail discoveries, Cornish wrestling, sea shanty singing, historical interest talks and Cornish dance.

Festival tickets cost £90 and include access to all three plays, a curated evening concert of Cornish culture, and three cultural activities of choice. Festival ticket holders will also leave with a curated souvenir programme and a goody bag. The Box office for the three individual plays and for the festival is now also open via The Hall for Cornwall’s website

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