Liskeard Summer Holiday Events
Take a look at what’s happening in and around Liskeard during the school summer holidays……
Putting on an Event? Let us know about it! Email the TIC with the details
Liskeard Ploughman’s Festival will take place on Saturday August 18th from 10am on The Parade there will be a vibrant street market of local foods. At noon Liskeard’s hidden park – Westbourne Gardens – opens the gates for a fantastic feast of live music featuring local bands. FREE fun for all the family
Looe Carnival Week: Looe Carnival Week will take place between 30th July- 4th August courtesy of the Looe Lions Club
Looe Carnival is the highlight of the Looe Lions’ calendar with a week of events that appeal to everyone. Entertainment for the whole family is guaranteed as the busy seaside town gears up for seven days of fun
Great Trethew Vintage Rally: August 25th-27th 8am- 6 pm daily
Come along to the Trethew Rally and enjoy a real village fete atmosphere with Vintage Tractors, Cars and Motorbikes,Commercial, Steam and Military Vehicles, A Fun Dog Show, Craft and Country Demonstrations, Music, Live Bands and Children’s Entertainment
Little Shop of Horrors: Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, 7.30pm.
Written by the creators of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid; Little Shop of Horrors is one of the most successful and best loved musicals of all time.
There are eight performances of this show across July, August and September
In Search of the Giant’s Underpants- I Love Nature Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, 2pm.
In Search of the Giant’s Underpants! A fun and highly interactive workshop, where you’ll be sent on a quest to locate the golden undies of a local giant, stolen last night by some mischievous Cornish piskies.
Tickets £6, add a two course lunch for an additional £10
Rilla Mill Carnival and Summer Fayre:
Rilla Mill Carnival and Summer Fayre will take place on Saturday 28th July at Parsons Meadow, Rilla Mill
Carnival followed by stalls, competitions from 2 pm. Duck Race 4 pm plus BBQ, light refreshments and bar
Any group or Carnival Royalty wishing to book please contact Joy Dent 01579 363553
Oliver! Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, 2pm.
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.
There are eleven performances of this show including two matinees across July and August
The Princess and The Giant
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, Friday 3rd August 5pm.
Folksy Theatre present ‘The Princess & The Giant’…based on the Children’s book by Caryl Hart & illustrated by Sarah Warburton
Filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed! Suitable for everyone…One for all the family!
Launceston Agricultural Show: 26th July at Kennards House, Launceston Open 8.30 am- 6 pm
This year, Launceston Agricultural Show will be celebrating its 130th birthday. In the early days it was known as Launceston Horse Show and was a highly respected equestrian event. The show has grown in popularity and now encompasses livestock displays, arena events, trade stands and marquees, children’s entertainment and so much more.
Inflatable Theme Park
LISKEARD’S FIRST EVER INFLATABLE THEME PARK.
Boosting some of the South West’s best bouncy castles and slides, we will be putting on this fantastically valued theme park during the Summer half term at Liskeard Cricket Field on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th of August.
For only £5.99 per child, they will have unlimited access to 8 large inflatables!!
Tom Thumb- I Love Nature
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, August 9th 2pm.
All the world is a stage. But what if that stage was very, very small. What if the actors on that stage were the size of your thumb. Indeed, what if they were your thumb! In this workshop, you’ll make a shoe-box sized theatre, script a very short performance, create a cast of characters using just your thumbs, make teeny weeny props and then perform your play. Think big story, in a small world.
Siblyback Lake Kids Multi Activity Day
Siblyback Kids Multi Activity Day
At Siblyback Lake from 10 am on Mon 13th/Thurs 16th/Mon 20th/Thurs 23rd/Mon 27th/Thurs 30th August
A fun day for kids from ages 8-16 doing 2 activities either on the water, on the land or even both!
The day runs from 10am-4pm and you can be sure your children will have a fantastic time with our experienced instructors!
The Midnight Gang- Heartbreak Productions
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross August 14th 5pm.
The Midnight Gang. When everyone else is sweetly sleeping, they gather in the middle of the night in the name of magic, mischief, and memory making. Join Heartbreak and the gang on this crucial mission to overcome our greatest fears and uncover the magic ingredient to a fantastic friendship.
Treasure Island- Boxtree Productions
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross,August 16th 5pm.
When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late ‘Captain’ Billy Bones, it hurtles him in to a cat and mouse game with dangerous pirates, taking him across the World to ‘Treasure Island’. Will Jim find the treasure? Will he make it back to England? And should he trust the mysterious ship’s cook, Long John Silver?
Myths and Monsters- Squashbox Theatre
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, August 16th 2pm.
Where can you find a creature that’s half eagle and half lion? Or half lion, half goat and half snake? Wait, that’s impossible… or is it? Not in the world of ancient Greek stories, it’s not! I’ve consulted the Oracle and seen the future: I can guarantee that Squashbox Theatre’s new show will be legendary!
Morwellham Steam Punk Festival
Steampunk Festival – Saturday 18th August & Sunday 19th August
Camping is available Friday 17th August and Saturday 18th August.
A weekend with music and celebrations, to celebrate the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s visit to Morwellham in 1856, with craft and steampunk stalls throughout the day. As well as exploring Morwellham Quay and joining in with all the activities we offer.
The Reluctant Dragon- Reluctant Theatre
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, August 22nd 5pm.
When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He’s always known the cave there was a dragon cave, so it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales – this one writes poetry and doesn’t like fighting!
The Railway Children- Heartbreak Productions
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, August 29th 5pm.
Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Gigglesworth Station are delayed!
Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing the classic tale of . Living by the railway line, the children spend quite a bit of time watching the trains and making some unexpected friendships.
Smite World Championship 2018
August 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
This year’s 14th Annual World Smite World Championships will be held on Sunday 26th August at Doorstep Green, St Neot (or Monday if Wet).
The Smite off will start as follows;
Singles: 11 am
Doubles: 2 pm
Entry: £1 with all proceeds to local Charities. All Welcome. Entries aged 8+
See you on the Smitch!
Diggory Piper the Worst Pirate Ever!
On Saturday 4th August at 3pm, Little Trebiggan will be bringing their brand new family show to Liskerrett. Based on a story unearthed by the Mazed Project and adapted for the stage by Nina Hills (Wham Bam Drama Club and the Little Soap Cake Factory on the Cattle Market) you are invited to meet Diggory Piper – The Worst Pirate Ever!
Cornish Story Printmaking Workshop with Sophie Fordham – Printmaker and Sue Field- Storyteller
Mazed continues on its aMAZEing journey with Monochrome Mazed, a free workshop involving storytelling and print making.
Come and have a go and create your own print with the help of accomplished artist and printmaker Sophie Fordham and be inspired by Cornish tales retold by storyteller (and community artist) Sue Field.
Suitable for ages 6-86, children must be accompanied by an adult.