What to look forward to in Cornwall in 2021
Cornwall, like everywhere else across the UK, has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic with events having to be cancelled and postponed.
With the news of a vaccine being rolled out across the UK, it is hoped that things will start getting back to normal in 2021 with cinemas and theatres reopening fully and festivals taking place once again.
In this guide, we take a look at what you can look forward to in Cornwall in 2021, no matter whether you are looking for cheap caravan holidays in Cornwall next year or want to head down to the Duchy for a short visit, here are just some of the things you can look forward to:
•Music events and festivals
•Trying great cuisine at food festivals
•A new look Hall for Cornwall
•Release of Fisherman’s Friends 2
•Restaurants and pubs to reopen fully
•Sporting events to return
Music events and festivals
Cornwall has built-up a strong reputation as a great destination for music festivals, but as a result of the pandemic, there were many music events and festivals that had to be cancelled.
However, in the New Year, it is hoped that music events and festivals will once again return to the Duchy and will be bigger and better than ever.
Music festivals are something that travel and lifestyle blogger Charlotte Rick is really looking forward to in 2021.
“I’m looking forward to festivals and music events hopefully being able to go ahead – we obviously couldn’t have any last year, and due to bad weather, Boardmasters was cancelled in 2019 too. So, I’m sure if it can go ahead, 2021 will be bigger and better than ever! This (in my opinion) is definitely the Cornish event not to miss.
“We’ve also got tickets to the Eden Sessions which are always an amazing evening. I’d recommend anyone visiting Cornwall to try and go to one of our many music events – whether you’re on a clifftop overlooking the sea, outside huge biomes or on the beach. We’re very lucky to have these festivals and gigs with such incredible locations and settings – and they’re definitely very unique to Cornwall!”
Music events to catch in 2021:
•Eden Sessions (from 9 June 2021)
•Sea Shanty Festival (12-14 June 2021)
•Boardmasters (11-15 August 2021)
Trying great cuisine at food festivals
Cornwall’s cuisine is renowned and it should come as little surprise that the county is often called the UK’s food capital.
With its fresh produce from both land and sea available anywhere in the county and the mix of heritage and contemporary flair, the cuisine in Cornwall is something that attracts people from all over the world.
Something that showcases the great cuisine in Cornwall is its food festivals and one of the most popular ones to visit is the Porthleven Food Festival.
The festival will run once again in 2021 and organisers told us a little bit about the event.
“Held over three days, the Porthleven Food Festival brings together fabulous food, drink and live music in beautiful Porthleven. There’s plenty to enjoy for all the family. Wander around by day and you’ll find a Chef’s Theatre, circus and craft workshops, street food stalls galore and a literary tent for the culture vultures. There are also musicians scattered around the site and art in unforeseen spaces and places. As dusk falls, why not treat yourself to a cocktail masterclass with some of Cornwall’s most well-known drinks brands? At night the Shipyard Sessions bring top music artists to the stage at the heart of the action. Nearby camping is available and is a great way to enjoy a stress-free festival.
Food festivals to attend in 2021:
•St Ives Food and Drink Festival (14-16 May 2021)
•Porthleven Food Festival (July 2-4 2021)
•Rock Oyster Festival (30 Jul-1 Aug 2021)
A new look Hall for Cornwall
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The Hall for Cornwall was closed back in June 2018 as a £21.6 million reconstruction job took place and had planned to reopen in autumn 2020. However, as a result of the pandemic, this had to be cancelled and it will now be reopening in September 2021.
The revamp will see the auditorium opened up so there will be more seating so it is more in line with other theatres in major cities. In total, the theatre is expected to see its capacity increase by 27%.
The massive plans will also see the entrance moved to the attractive Boscawen Street and the creation of a digital hub for creative and technological businesses. New plays are expected to be announced in the coming months.
Release of Fisherman’s Friends 2
An announcement was made that there will be A Fisherman’s Friends movie sequel coming and initially the comedy movie was due to be filmed in Cornwall in the summer and released in March 2021.
The coronavirus pandemic may have delayed the filming, but the new movie is still expected to be released next year.
The film follows shanty singers in Port Isaac and stars popular actors Daniel Mays, Tuppence Middleton and James Purefoy. The first film went onto great success when it was released and was the second most popular film behind Captain Marvel.
Restaurants and pubs to reopen fully
During the various national lockdowns, it has seen many of Cornwall’s restaurants and pubs temporarily close. Even now, there are strict rules in place that restaurants have to adhere to.
It is hoped that with the release of the vaccination pubs and restaurants will eventually be able to open normally in 2021.
Cornwall has some of the country’s best chefs and it is home to some of the finest pubs and restaurants in the world. From Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac to The Driftwood near Portscatho, there are lots of places that foodies and beer enthusiasts can look to visit on their next trip down to our Looe holiday park.
Pubs and restaurants to visit in 2021:
•Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
•Springer Spaniel, Treburley, Launceston
Sporting events to return
While the Euros, the Olympic and Paralympic Games will hopefully be back in 2021, it also means that local sport will be back.
Local football has continued across the county, albeit with restrictions on the number of fans, but other sports such as rugby across the county has been cancelled as well as other sports.
The Pilot Gig World Championships were cancelled in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus, but the competition is expected to take place in 2021.
There are lots of other things to get excited about, but these are just some of the things you can look forward to in Cornwall in 2021.