New Year in Penzance

Oxygen Gym currently have a gym membership offer running that allows people to Join them in December for just £26 which covers them up until 1st February 2019.

This gives people a chance to avoid the New Year guilt and panic about joining a gym to lose that Christmas bloat. The offer is a one off cash payment and is a 20% saving off Oxygen's usual Monthly membership. Anyone joining will receive a FREE gym induction and Programme from Fully Qualified Personal Trainers.

Oxygen Strength & Fitness, 4 Market Jew Street, Penzance, TR18 2HN.

Hellys Deli Bar Cafe would like to invite you to their first 'Burns Night' on Friday 25th January. With tasty dishes to suit all and of course, no Burns Night will be complete without proper, homemade
Haggis washed down with a wee dram or two! Of course, if it's something else you fancy then why not pop in and sample something special from Hely's daily selections or maybe try one of their highly recommended Sunday Roasts, served every Sunday from 12pm-3.30pm. With all hot drinks half price before 10am or any 2 cocktails for £10on offer all day every day, don't let the cold weather of January stop you having that well deserved treat!

For bookings please call 01736 361222 or email

Hellys Deli Bar Cafe, Unit 15, Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2GB.


Many & Beautiful Things and Fragment24a

Don’t miss the final week of Many & Beautiful Things and Fragment24a. Both exhibitions are showing across Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange until Saturday 5th January.

Many & Beautiful Things is a group exhibition featuring photography and moving image work by internationally recognised artists, mid-career artists, and young emerging artists, many still at art school. Many & Beautiful Things is concerned with that time in youth when anything is possible, everything is ahead of you, and life is a rush for new experiences.

Fragment24a, an exhibition within an exhibition, is a three-strand response to Many & Beautiful Things by The Collaborators, the gallery’s collective of artists aged 30 and under. Running concurrent to the main show, there is a mixed media exhibition of work in The Engine Room at The Exchange; two billboard prints of still images, one for a wall at Newlyn Art Gallery, and another at The Exchange; plus posts on Instagram offering a different perspective during the exhibition.

Newlyn Art Gallery will be closed for annual maintenance 6 Jan – 19 Feb 2019. The shop and cafe at The Exchange will be open during this period with free admission.

Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn TR18 5PZ and The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance TR18 2NL

01736 363715,
Open Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm.

New Year's Eve at Blacks Dining Room & Bar

​A mouth-watering 7 course taster menu and choose your favourite music to listen to throughout the evening on the Blacks Juke Box.

Booking advised, to reserve your table call 01736 369729, email or pop in.

Blacks Dining Room & Bar, 12 Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AW.

Cornish Horizons have a New Year discount available on the following stunning property;

10% off New Year (week commencing 29th December 2018) and 10% off January 2019 weeks.

Penzance Art Gallery Cornwall Contemporary based on Parade Street Exterior Shot

Winter Collection -  a changing exhibition of paintings, ceramics and sculpture at Cornwall Contemporary​ - until 28th February 2019.

Currently on show and filling all three floors of Cornwall Contemporary in Penzance, are paintings, sculpture and ceramics by the established and burgeoning gallery artists that have exhibited there throughout 2018.  

There are a number of carefully curated sculptural and ceramic works with exquisite porcelain sculpture by Melissa Kiernan accompanied by Jane Muir's quirky and charming stoneware figures. Along with a variety of ceramics by artists such as Sarah Dunstan and Leach Pottery there are also a number of ceramic bird sculptures by multi talented, multi-media artist Ken Spooner.

Among the many paintings on display is new work by Maggie Matthews who looks to the Cornish countryside for inspiration, focusing on hedgerows and collected leaves and seedpods, which are then abstracted back in the studio. 'Harvest Moon' her most recent offering in the show is a large abstracted hedgerow in deep blues, with deeply textured layers of mark making, built up onto the canvas creating a painting rich with atmosphere and depth.

There are also paintings by local mother and daughter artists Daphne and Emma McClure, the first time they have shown together since their acclaimed 2 woman show at the gallery in April 2017. One of Emma's paintings sold to a London interior design company before it even had chance to be hung on the gallery wall, but the still life 'Pink Flowers' by Emma, can be seen along with one of her highly collected 'dog in a car' oil paintings called 'The Little Blue Car'. Daphne McClure was commissioned by Tate St. Ives to design a piece for it's inaugural exhibition in 1995 and in 2005 she was invited by the Josef Albers Foundation in Connecticut to visit for an artist's residency. Now in her late 80's she is widely considered to be one of the most important painters in Cornwall today and there are some of her expressive landscape paintings on display in the exhibition.

It's also a wonderful opportunity to see some of David Mankin's abstract expressionist Cornish landscape paintings. David enjoyed remarkable success in his first ever solo show, which opened at Cornwall Contemporary in September this year and went on to sell over 20 paintings with many being shipped overseas to Miami, Philadelphia and Germany. David is signed up to have a second solo show at the gallery in the autumn of 2019 and there is a great deal of excitement and interest in this relatively new name on the Cornish arts scene.

Also on display will are paintings by unique landscape painter Alasdair Lindsay, quietly enigmatic landscape paintings by Melanie Goemans and also oil paintings by eminent Cornish seascape painter Neil Pinkett who is widely recognised as one of the countries foremost landscape painters. His work has been exhibited at a large number of venues throughout the UK and has also toured in America.

The work can be seen in the gallery throughout this winter and is available to view on the gallery website;

Cornwall Contemporary, 1 Parade Street, Penzance, TR18 4BU.