When: 11th – 13th April 2014
Where: St Agnes, Cornwall
£: Ticket prices vary depending on the event. Some events are free
What is it?
Following a knockout first festival last year, the popular Outsid’er outdoor festival weekend is back with a huge range of activities for all the family this April.
The festival is a sure-fire recipe for outdoor related fun with a massively diverse range of both free and ticketed events, aimed at children, families and adults alike. There will be campfire cookery and sea-trash sculpture workshops, beach finds jewellery with Sarah Drew and wild food foraging with Rachel Lambert. In addition there will be an open air opera with soprano Caroline Childe and tenor Cameron Rolls as well as rock-pooling, a beach-clean and sunset photography.
The Star Party, a star-gazing event co-organised by the National trust and Cornwall Astronomy Society, on Saturday 12th April, is extra-special since St Agnes head was awarded Dark Sky Status by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). There is a photography competition running throughout the weekend; one category of which is Starry Sky photography, just to build on the Starry theme.
The whole weekend culminates with a Family Fun Day at Trevaunance Cove on Sunday 13th April, the feature of which will be the ever popular St Agnes Raft Race. A beach brunch will be available to feed hungry mouths and a range of free family activities such as marshmallow toasting, campfire building, face painting and a sandcastle sculpting competition will all ensure a great day out.
Organiser Annie Lucas, from the St Agnes Parish Chamber of Commerce said: “Following such a foul winter, when all we wanted to do was rug up indoors, now more than ever is the time to re-engage with our fabulous Cornish Landscape having fun with friends and family and trying something new at the same time!
“We’ve been battered by the sea and buffeted by the winds, and the coast line around St Agnes has taken a real hammering, but we won’t be beaten. The Outsid’er weekend is really about showing what we’re made of and, in the process, supporting local businesses who have really been affected by the terrible season so far this year.
“There’s truly something for everyone with a range of free as well as ticketed events for all the family – it’s an event not to be missed!”