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Art Exhbitions at the Lemon Street Gallery 25 Jun– September

Oliver Gaiger 'Cambrian' and the summer exhibition.

Slimming Club on Mondays

Mondays 5:30pm and 7:30pm with Sammie at Age Uk Day Centre on St Clement Street

HFC Youth Dance & HFC Youth Dance

Join HFC Youth Dance to develop your talent as a contemporary dancer.

Opportunity for Truro Retailers from Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council and our employee benefits provider, Edenred, are working together to provide employees with benefits including local and national offers.

#HFC Youth Theatre

The HFC Youth Theatre group meets weekly on a Saturday during term time and is open to ages 7 - 21, split into three age groups.

Events, activities and workshops at Innertide

Come and explore Truro and enjoy Innertide cafe on the first Thursday of the month.

Truro Walking Tours

Starts outside Visit Truro Tourist Information Centre, Boscawen Street, every Wednesday from May - Sept at 11am, approximately one and half hours.

Want to play friendly tennis matches?

Want to play friendly tennis matches? Join a new Local Tennis League near you now!



Connected Truro

Exciting times – we are set to move forward with the major ‘Connected Truro’ project which will include the much needed and much anticipated signage project for the city centre.


Do you have a story to write in this special book?

What's On at the Royal Cornwall Museum

Exhibitions and Talks/Lectures at Royal Cornwall Museum


Adult tennis players are being encouraged to join an outdoor tennis league near you.


Original song writing and spoken word at The Wine Barrel, Truro - free entry. Every third Wednesday of the month!

Aga cooking events with David Pengelly

Surprise yourself and see how much an AGA can really do. David Pengelly will be showing you how to get to grips with an Aga.

Gin & Jazz

The Barley Sheaf have different jazz and music each week on a Thursday at 8pm and have some great gin cocktails to create a smooth mix of treats for your Thursday nights.

Summer Holiday Workshops for Children with Truro Arts Company

Come along and discover what fun you can have at Truro Arts Company - being creative!

Upcoming Adult Workshops At Truro Arts Company June - Dec 2016

Workshops take place on our mezzanine floor and last anywhere from 3 hours to all day (with a lunch break in our lovely adjoining cafe, of course).

Ato-Gami Manga Drawing Society

Ato-Gami Manga Drawing Society is every second Thursday of the month, upstairs in Waterstones.

BLOODHOUND Car Aiming for Land Speed Record.

Full Size, Interactive Rocket Car Model & Exhibition Unveiled.

Events at Truro Cathedral forAugust & September 2016

Truro Cathedral welcomes the warm sunshine and summer with the busy calender of events ahead.

Summer fun in Truro's parks this August

August holidays are here - celebrate fun, laughter and great entertainment for the children.

Growth Hub goes ‘On the road’

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub has commissioned Cornwall Chamber of Commerce to deliver ‘Growth Hub On the Road’, a grass roots outreach programme within local communities that encourages businesses to take advantage of the support available to help them grow.

Join the Cathedral for a family tour

Ever wanted to sit in the Bishop's chair? Fancy having a go at dressing up as the people who work here and learning about what they do?

Cinema Events at the Plaza


The Old Ale House - August & September Music line up

Come on down into the Old Ale House for some good grog and plenty of atmosphere and music.

Cornwall Pride - 'Our Big Day' 27 August 2016

This year there are three elements for you to celebrate Pride in Cornwall.

Summer Art Exhibition 27 August - 3 September

Contemporary affordable art. Open Studios, Monday to Saturday 12noon - 4pm

Save The Last Dance For Me - 30 Aug to 3 Sep

Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield present Save The Last Dance For Me by Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran. featuring the hits of Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman.

Opportunity for 3 composers/creative artists to develop a work for premiere at Truro Festival in spring 2017

Portfolio: Adrian Lee & Ludi Quartet Kernow
In collaboration with Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA), Falmouth University and Truro Festival

Three Day Extravaganza on Lemon Quay 2-4 September

Quay events is delighted to announce a three day extravaganza celebrating the 20 year anniversary of when Truro's infamous nightclub, The Loft.

The Roy Orbison Story Sunday 4 September 2016 7.30pm

The Roy Orbison Story. Sunday 4 September 2016 7.30pm. With Barry Steele as Roy Orbison.

Solid Gold 70s Show - 6 Sept 7.30pm

Solid Gold 70s Show - Tuesday 6 September 7.30pm. Like 70s music? You’ll love this!

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - 7 Sept 7.30pm

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday 7 September 2016 7.30pm

Ocean Film Festival World Tour - 8 Sept 7.30pm

The Ocean Film Festival showcases the world's most amazing ocean films from above and below the water's surface! Brought to you by the producers of the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this extraordinary collection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea's salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

Cornwall Home and Lifestyle Show Interior Market

Cornwall Home and Lifestyle Show Interior Market, Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall, 9th and 10th September 2016

An Intimate Evening with Justin Hayward 9 Sept 7.30pm

Having chalked up nearly fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, Justin returns to Hall For Cornwall with a programme of ‘Moodies’ favourites, and hits from his solo catalogue, in an acoustic ‘songwriter’ format and much more!

Kids Yoga Cornwall

Kids Yoga Cornwall run children's yoga classes on Saturdays and through the school holidays.

Plymouth Military Wives in Concert with Mevagissey Male Choir Saturday 10 September 2016 7.30pm

The Plymouth Military Wives Choir join Cornwall's popular Mevagissey Male Choir for their fifth joint concert. The Plymouth ladies, who have become the inspiration for over 80 military wives' choirs worldwide since their formation by Gareth Malone in 2011, performed in New York's Carnegie Hall earlier this summer and continue to enjoy the success of their moving No.1 hit Wherever You Are.

The King is Back Sunday 11 September 2016 at 7.30pm

The King is Back, Sunday 11 September 2016 at 7.30pm, Ben Portsmouth - The World’s Number One Elvis.

You’ve Got A Friend Monday 12 September 2016 7.30pm

The Music of James Taylor and Carole King From the creators of the smash hit West End show The Simon & Garfunkel Story, comes a brand new theatre experience celebrating two of the world’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King.

Stand By Me - 15 Sept 7.30pm

A Celebration of Ben E King and The Drifters
Thursday 15 September 2016 7.30pm. Stand By Me is the phenomenal musical history of one of the biggest selling bands of all time.

Kernow King is Trevithick! 16 Sept 7.30pm

Kernow King is Trevithick! Friday 16 September 2016 7.30pm, Featuring The Oggymen

The People’s String Foundation 17 Sept 7.30pm

The People’s String Foundation
Saturday 17 September 2016 7.30pm

Truro Half Marathon 2016 - 18 September 9.30am

The Truro Half Marathon is organised by the Truro Running Club.

Sue Perkins Live! In Spectacles 21 Sept 7.30pm

A rare chance to enjoy an evening with Sue Perkins packed full of sparkling wit, great stories, a user’s guide to Mary Berry and the very best bits from her hilarious best-selling memoir Spectacles.

The Lonnie Donegan Story Thursday 22 September 2016 7.30pm

The Lonnie Donegan Story. Thursday 22 September 2016 7.30pm. With Lonnie’s son Peter and The Lonnie Donegan Band.

Join us at the next HFC Networks Club! 23 September 2016, 3-5pm

Join us on Friday 23 September 2016 at HFC Networks Club, Trelawny Bar - a great place to network with local businesses and take away some great tips

Great Cornish Food Festival 23 – 24 – 25 September 2016

The largest festival anywhere that’s completely dedicated to Cornish food and drink is back again this September.

The Illegal Eagles Saturday 24 September 2016 7.30pm

Long established as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return with another outstanding show promising more of their tight harmonies, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship. Their ability to recreate the distinctive sound of the Eagles with both flare and impressive authenticity, has won them mass acclaim on an international level. Featuring all the classics Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado, Life in the Fast Lane, Take it to the Limit and a special tribute to the late Glenn Frey, one of the original founding members of the Eagles.


Cornish banding at its best, with all sections represented battling out for the title of Cornish Champions 2016. Come along and hear the stars of tomorrow playing in the Junior section, as well as the Youth and Seniors, all competing against each other, each band playing music of their choice, plus a hymn tune.

THINK FLOYD Monday 26 Sep 7.30pm

Think Floyd's brand new production features complete performances of The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, two of the most influential albums of all time.


24 Years of Rock ’n’ Rolling The World!

RALPH MCTELL Thursday 29 Sep 7.30pm

One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell is now celebrating 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter.

THE ELO EXPERIENCE Friday 30 September 2016 7.30pm

The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra.

Dr Hook - Starring Dennis Locorriere Saturday 1 Oct 2016 7.30pm

Dennis Locorriere will be touring the UK under the original Dr Hook name. From the very beginnings of Dr Hook to the height of their success, Dennis Locorriere was the unmistakable voice of the band's biggest hits and best loved songs including Sylvia's Mother, Sexy Eyes, A Little Bit More, When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman, and Sharing The Night Together.

That’s Entertainment - Monday 3 to Saturday 8 October

That’s Entertainment
Monday 3 – Saturday 8 October 2016
Mon – Sat eves 7.30pm | Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm

Oktoberfest Truro 7-8th October

Oktoberfest Truro is back - and don't worry we're doubling up on everything..

The Sensational 60s Experience Monday 10 October 2016 7.30pm

For one night only 3 hours of pure 60's nostalgia! Returning by popular demand, seven legendary names take to the stage and deliver a night never to be forgotten. With a definite feel good factor, this is a must see 60's show.

Cornwall Garden Society Evening Lecture 11 Oct 7.30pm

Cornwall Garden Society Evening Lecture 11 Oct 7.30pm at The Alverton Hotel.

Raphael Wallfisch and John York Tuesday 11 October 2016 7.30pm

Raphael Wallfisch and John York Tuesday 11 October 2016 7.30pm, part of Hall for Cornwall's Classical season.

Ellen Kent Opera 12th - 15th October

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra.

Verdi Nabucco Thursday 13 October 2016 7.30pm

This powerful tale is laced with revenge, destruction and jealousy. Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco.

Verdi Aida Friday 14 & Saturday 15 October 2016 7.30pm

Starring Olga Perrier, the International French Soprano as Aida and Liza Kadelnik the celebrated Mezzo from the Romanian National Opera as Amneris† This tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge is traditionally-staged, featuring a temple dance and the classic Triumphal March with cascades of glittering gold and amazing fire performers.

Shakespeare Schools Festival 18 October 2016 7pm

Shakespeare performed as you've never seen it before! Shakespeare Schools Festival, with Dame Judi Dench as Patron, is the UK's largest youth drama festival.

Julian Clary The Joy of Mincing - 19 Oct 7.30pm

Julian Clary, national trinket, author, TV and radio star is coming up your way…

The Greatest Love of All The Whitney Houston Show Thursday 20 October 2016 7.30pm

The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the magnificent catalogue of hits that Houston made famous, including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Where Do Broken Hearts
Go, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You and many more. Starring the breathtaking voice of
Belinda Davids, plus full band, dancers and theatrical effects, this show is not just a brilliant tribute but a spectacular concert experience in its own right.

The Hollies Friday 21 October 2016 7.30pm

Over 50 Years of Rock 'n' Rolling The World! Performing their classics The Air That I Breathe, Carrie Anne, Bus Stop, Just One Look, Stop Stop Stop, On a Carousel, Long Cool Woman, In a Black Dress, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, and many more, The Hollies are one of Britain's best-loved groups.

Level 42 Saturday 22 Oct, 7.30pm Sirens II Tour 2016

Following on from the very successful Sirens shows of 2014 and 2015, Level 42 have today announced that they will be hitting the road once again for a tour of the UK in support of their new ‘Sirens II’ EP.

Sister Act, Mon 24 – Sat 29 Oct

The habits have hit the road again! The Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy returns to the UK with a brand new production.

Dementia Friends Champions Induction - TRURO 25 Oct 10am-4pm

Become a Dementia Friends Champion by attending this whole day volunteer induction session.

Karaoke Nights at The Old Globe Bistro

Karaoke Nights coming to The Old Globe Bistro - Starting in the Autumn.

Pride and Prejudice Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 November 2016

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife"

Steve Backshall Wild World Tour Sunday 6 November 2016, 2.30pm & 6pm

Wildlife TV Presenter, adventurer, naturalist and children's author, Steve Backshall, takes us on a tour of the real life expeditions that have inspired his books 'The Falcon Chronicles' and his new novel in the series, 'Shark Seas'.

Czech National Symphony Orchestra 7 Nov 7.30pm

Czech National Symphony Orchestra Monday 7 November 2016 7.30pm

Gecko Missing - 9th & 10th November 7.30pm

Missing is a deliciously warped journey into the depths of the human psyche. Follow Lily, a woman whose soul appears to be decaying.

Truro Day - 11 September 11am - 8.15pm

Truro Day's mission is to draw the Truro community together by means of delivering a Community event that all can enjoy. Our aim is to give a platform to local talent in the form of live music, dance and theatre. They aim to facilitate local groups, societies and institutions so they are able to showcase what they do for our City. Our further aim is to instill a sense of belonging and a feeling of pride back into our community. Working together, we can all achieve great things, making us feel proud of our Truronian culture, heritage and history.

Ross Noble: Brain Dump Saturday 12 November 2016, 7.30pm

Everybody's favourite randomist is back. As always Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it's time to let it all out. Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event.

Show Of Hands Walk With Me – The Big Autumn Tour 13 Nov 7.30pm

Show Of Hands. Walk With Me – The Big Autumn Tour. Sunday 13 November 2016 7.30pm. With special guest Megan Henwood.

Ministry Of Science Tuesday 15 Nov 10.30am & 6.30pm

WARNING! WARNING! 100% Educational. 200% Entertaining. 300% Explosive. 400% Fun.

Chinese State Circus Thursday 17 & Friday 18 Nov 7.30pm

The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus returns in an innovatively spectacular new production Dynasty.


The Royal institution of Cornwall is pleased to announce the 2016 Cardew-Rendle history prize, funded by a generous legacy from Harold Cornelius Cardew-Rendle.

Dare To Dream 4Real Dance Sunday 20 November 2016 2pm

4Real Dance, an award-winning street dance company based in Cornwall, present their annual show with special guests Collide Dance.

Owen Jones The Politics of Hope - Sunday 20 Nov 7.30pm

How we can build societies run in the interests of working people, not run as a racket for the mean and the greedy at the top?

La Serenissima - Concertos for Christmas Monday 21 Nov 7.30pm

Corelli Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.VIII “Christmas concerto”
Vivaldi Concerto per la Santissimo Natale for violin & strings in E, RV 270
Locatelli Concerto Grosso VIII for strings & continuo in f, Opus 1
Manfredini Sinfonia XII (con una pastorale per il Santissimo Natale) Op. 2
Torelli Concerto Op.8 No.VI (in forma di Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale)

That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show - 22 & 23 Nov 7.30pm

Get ready to party as That’ll Be The Day returns with its Brand New 2016 Christmas Show! The UK’s most popular rock ‘n’ roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all your favourite Christmas classics from the 50s, 60s & 70s, plus plenty of hilarious comedy!

Leviathan James Wilton Dance 24 Nov 7.30pm

Leviathan is a tale of man versus nature, inspired by Herman Melville’s seminal novel, Moby Dick. It follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining.

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord Friday 25 November 2016 7.30pm

Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that.

Nina Conti: In Your Face Saturday 26 November 2016 7.30pm

Bursting with fresh and astonishing spontaneity, the voice-throwing queen is back on the road with her sell-out show In Your Face following her 2016 hit West End season.

Jack and The Beanstalk Tuesday 6 – Saturday 31 December

From the creative team that brought you last year’s hit show, Dick Whittington and his
Mousehole Cat!, comes a brand new adventure.

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet, Swan Lake - 18 & 19 January 7.30pm

The romance and beauty of Tchaikovsky’s sublime soaring score, Swan Lake is considered to be one of the greatest classical ballets of all time.

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet, The Nutcracker - 20 & 21 January

It's Christmas Eve and Dr Silbergaus has arranged a party for his daughter Clara. Her Godfather, dresses as Santa Claus, arrives with gifts for the children including a Doll, a Mouse King and a Nutcracker. When the party ends and guests leave, Clara goes to bed.

Ghost The Musical - 23 to 28 January 2017

Walking back to their apartment late one night a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved wife Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost.

Angela Hewitt and European Union Chamber Orchestra 2 Feb 7.30pm

Angela Hewitt and European Union Chamber Orchestra
Thursday 2 February 2017 7.30pm

Emma Johnson and John Lenehan Monday 27 February 2017 7.30pm

Clarinet: Emma Johnson Piano: John Lenehan
Brahms Sonata in E flat major op.120 no.2
Weber Grand Duo Concertante and more....

Omid Djalili: Schmuck For a Night Thursday 2 March 2017 7.30pm

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances, is back on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass.

A Judgement in Stone Monday 6 – Saturday 11 March 2017

Building on the decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and played to packed houses around the UK, Bill Kenwright presents a new production adapted from one of the most celebrated works of the writer often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendall.

Rambert Ghost Dances and Other Works - 23 & 24 March 2017

The masterpiece of world famous choreographer Christopher Bruce, Ghost Dances is possibly the most popular work in Rambert’s history. It tells stories of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the iconic ‘ghosts’ – interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people. Created as a response to political oppression in South America, it uses imagery from the Day of the Dead and bewitching traditional songs to create a moving, intensely human work.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Friday 31 March 2017 7.30pm

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Friday 31 March 2017 7.30pm

The Endellion String Quartet Friday 26 May 2017 7.30pm

The Endellion String Quartet, Friday 26 May 2017 7.30pm

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