From art exhibitions to local food festivals, there are plenty of events in West Cornwall throughout autumn
Tuck into the tasty treat that is the native Fal Oyster or explore the various art galleries of the area - there is plenty to see and do throughout the month
6-7th October: On the Rocks, The Minack Theatre – Visit Cornwall’s most famous outdoor theatre, carved into the cliffs of Porthcurno, for a special screening of Alfred Hitchcocks, Jamaica Inn – the little-known classic film, adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s 1936 novel.
7th – 21st October: Of Tide and Time, Summerhouse Gallery - The gallery will be showcasing a celebration of land and sea, featuring the work of Kit Johns and Kate Richardson. Their works ‘ capture nature both at its most serene, and its most temptuos’.
10th & 17th October: Series of Conservation Talks, St Michael's Mount - Held in the Barge House Visitor Centre on St Michael's Mount, there will be a series of conservation talks from specialist conservators who work closely with the team on preserving the history and collection of the island. Each talk is approximately 30 minutes followed by audience questions.
12th – 15th October: Falmouth Oyster Festival, Events Square - one of Cornwall’s biggest and best loved specialist food festivals, celebrating the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood. Four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls.
14th – 15th October: Free Weekend, Tate St Ives - Explore the cliffside extension of the Tate St Ives will be revealed for a free weekend. Completed after four years of construction, the new space will add 600 square metres of galleries, which includes an underground gallery, a rooftop garden and ceramic cladding that mirrors the hues of the sea.
19th – 21st October: Falmouth Beer Festival, Princess Pavilion – Cornwall’s largest beer festival will take place over three days with over 200 ales, and 60 ciders and perries, live music, entertainment and food.