Summer in Penzance

View across a Cornish beach on a sunny blue sky day

Award winning Fraser’s Fish & Chips located on the enviable position on the prom in Penzance serves the best comfort know to man. Traditional fish and chips to eat in or takeaway available all day. Whether you choose to take yours out on the prom to be enjoyed over looking Mounts Bay, or opt to eat in their bright and welcoming restaurant.  Fraser’s are self-confessed fish and chip fanatics. Celebrating Fish & Chips is their motto.

Focusing on the crispest of batter, the flakiest and moist fish and of course the all important moreish chips. Fraser’s is also proud to offer coeliac approved gluten free fish and chips every-day from their separate fryer ensuring everyone can enjoy this satisfying dish.

Fraser’s fish and chips only serve responsibly sourced fish with MSC approval as well as fresh local fish from Newlyn market based on the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide. Local sourcing is so important and they think you can taste the difference. Their team are mindful of minimising their impact on the environment and they make positive changes when and where they can.With their Sustainable Restaurant Accreditation (3 star) and new initiatives of moving towards plastic free they continue to focus on the future.

The warmest of welcomes await you from family owned and family run Fraser’s Fish & Chips.

Take your holiday memories home with you with a cross stitch or tapestry kit from Cornish Stitch Designs in Queen Street which feature many of the beautiful harbours, Mining World Heritage Sites, Cornish cottages, historic landmarks and iconic views.

Stock up on canvas, aida and Anchor threads and wools for your journey which they can also supply by mail order through our website.

They have latch hook rug and cushion kits in pure wool with many designs that are exclusive to them. You will receive a free eco-friendly Juco shopper with every rug kit purchased. Their collectable bags, which feature our Cornish cross stitch designs, are also available to purchase separately.

Take home a gift from their range of locally designed and handmade jewellery and compliment it with their range of unique ceramic beads and buttons from Crispin McNally using the Nerikomi technique where patterns are built within the structure of the beads and buttons through a process of layering and lamination which is different to any other ceramic technique.

Be sure to mention the website to receive a free cross stitch bookmark or mini animal kit with purchases over £10.

Cornish Stitch Designs, Singer Sewing Centre, 2 Queen Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4BJ
01736 363457,,

Exterior shot of The Acorn Theatre in Penzance, Cornwall

There's loads happening at The Acorn Theatre over the Summer, with a mixture of music, theatre and craft fairs. Here are just a few of the many event. More information and a full list of events can be found on the website;

Dom Pipkin - Solo and Smokin' Boogie Show​ - Friday 27th July, 8pm

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

One of the most authentic and spirited players of blues and New Orleans piano in Europe today. Dom Pipkin has appeared live all around the world and on TV and radio, winning and wowing fans with his electrifying live performances.  A mixture of stories, humour, and unfiltered raw blues piano, the show has been an instant success, with hugely enthusiastic and glowing audience responses.  Pipkin is an engaging and true performer, with no compromise in his playing, passing on the true folk history of the heart of blues and jazz piano and its colourful practitioners and keeping alive the traditions they themselves learned from and passed on in an entertaining and eye-opening style.

Ben Hutcheson & Al O'Kane​ - Thursday 2nd August, 8pm

Tickets: Advance £6/Door £8

Ben is an emerging Folk Rock artist from South West England. He bridges the storytelling gap between Passenger, Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw making him an act to look for in the near future. Starting out from humble beginnings in Bristol, Ben has become a growingly aware and prominent artist to look out for.

Wizz Jones​ - Friday 3rd August, 8pm

Tickets: Advance £15/Door £18

Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London’s Soho in the late 1950’s. Having learned most of his blues licks from Long John Baldry and Davy Graham while playing in the coffee bars of Soho, Wizz followed the time honoured trail – busking throughout Europe with many different musicians including at one time a budding young blues-man named Rod Stewart.

Cornish Pro Wrestling Presents Bash Near a Beach​ - Friday 17th August, 7pm

Tickets: £10

Cornish Pro Wrestling, Cornwall’s only Homegrown American style wrestling company, comes to Penzance for the very first time with an exciting, fun-filled show. Full of action, entertainment and all in aid of “Help Jaydon walk”, a charity to help raise enough money for this lovely little boy to get the operation he needs to enable him to not rely on his wheelchair, and give him some much-needed independence. ALL the profits from this show WILL be going to this little Cornish boy’s charity. So, come to enjoy an evening of High flying, hard-hitting show that is fun for the whole family.

Escaped Alone​ - Thursday 23rd August, 8pm

Tickets £9

Touch Theatre is committed to bringing strong political drama to local venues and is delighted to return once again to the Acorn with an all-female cast in this powerful work from one of Britain’s leading playwrights. 

The Odd Folk plus special guests Foxes Fair live in Penlee Park - Friday 24th August, 8pm

Tickets: £10

“…The best folk band you’ve never heard of!” say The Guardian. A passionately ramshackle quintet, playing their own brand of “triumphant folk” while journeying up and down the country in a vintage Renault 4! Recently seen supporting young troubadour Johnny Flynn and folk legend Steve Tilston, and equally at home on the main stage of the corner of an old barn, the boys treat each ‘giggle’ with the same gusto and aim to make people smile and bounce! 

To book: visit or call 01726 879500.

Located on the picturesque harbour side of Penzance, and priding itself on using only the best fresh local ingredients, The Boatshed offers a range of dishes to suit the whole family or business party. Ranging from locally caught seafood through to the finest West Country Steaks, Exotic dishes to share, through to continental lunches, whatever your taste The Boatshed will not fail to impress.

The Boatshed also has a Special Menu that is regularly updated, be sure to visit to taste some of the Chef's finest meals from this selection. Whatever the occassion The Boatshed looks forward to welcomimg you this Summer!

Circa 21 has a beautiful range of designer teatowels, created by Cornwall based illustrators.

Lou Tonkin’s ‘Beachcombing’ is from on her Lino print range and will fit perfectly in to your luggage for a holiday gift.

Circa 21 will be open 10-4 Mon-Sat and includes The Upstairs Gallery with a summer exhibition held by Penzance based artist Ian Laurie until the end of August.

Relax in the Summer sunshine and enjoy the beautiful, uninterrupted views of Penzance Harbour at The Old Lifeboat House Bistro.

Several new Fish Specials have been added to the menu which include the extremely popular 'Cornish Sole' and the delicious 'Turbot with Orange and Fennel'. All Fish Specials are created using fresh local fish caught daily.

No visit to Cornwall is complete without a Cornish Cream Tea... these are served daily from 11am until 4.30pm

Treat your furry friend; homemade biscuits suitable for dogs are served every Thursday morning for 'Doggie Social'.

The Old Lifeboat House Bistro is open all day on Sundays where you can enjoy 'Steak Sunday'; Two Sirloin Steaks and a Bottle of House Wine for just £39.95!

Open all day serving Breakfast (10am - 11.30am), Lunch (12 Noon - 2.30pm) and Dinner (5pm - 9pm).

A friendly bar and dining room located in the historic heart of Penzance Blacks of Chapel Street is designed to offer customers that something a little bit different. Whatever time of day Blacks is a welcoming and relaxing place for tasty food and delicious drinks. If you are in need of liquid refreshment they offer a range of drinks including proper coffee (based on the award-winning Fat Roc brand), Novus teas, non-alcoholic beverages, wine from their cellar, or treat yourself to some of the exciting and unusual beers they stock? Whether you’re looking for a hearty brunch, a light bite for lunch, a sharing platter for friends or a three-course meal, your day out wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Blacks. Blacks pride themselves on serving prime Cornish beef and fresh local seafood which comes direct from Newlyn on a daily basis.

Events happening at Penzance Tennis Club this Summer

This lovely local tennis club set in the Beautiful environs of Penlee Park has some exciting events coming up in July and August - You dont have to be a tennis player or a member of the club to enter either of these tournaments - or if you fancy just watching please pop in and take a seat on the sunny terrace. The club's First Service Cafe will be open, serving gorgeous homemade food; cakes, lunches, snacks, wines, beers, Pimms and much more - enjoy while watching some great tennis.

Next up; Sunday 19th August - Friday 24th August: Junior & Senior Open Tournament.


Summer Holiday Camps at Mounts Bay Academy

30th July – 17th August

The experienced coaching team will be running fun, active tennis holiday camps at Mounts Bay Academy;

* Tots Camp (3-5 years) - 9am - 10am

* Junior Camps (6+ years) - 10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm

Prices start from as little as £8.

To book on a course please visit;

If you’ve got any questions please email 

Did you know that, while women outnumber men in art school, men are exhibited more widely in art galleries … but not at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange this Summer! The Gallery is delighted to be bucking the trend with a female-focussed line-up for its summer programme.

Leading the way with a major exhibition across both the Gallery’s venues is painter Rose Wylie, who was recently awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honour’s list. Her exhibition History Painting features colourful, large-scale, figurative paintings that are intelligent, funny, and quietly political. Joining her at Newlyn Art Gallery is Naomi Frears, the highly respected artist based in St Ives. For her show in The Picture Room space at the gallery she is showing a new body of work initiated by time she spent working alongside students and staff at Plymouth University. Frears work is on show until 4 Aug, and all works are for sale. She will be followed by Catherine Haines, who will be showing a collection of etchings and paintings that explore folklore and the sea until 22 September. At The Exchange, the summer exhibition in The Engine Room space features the Trengwainton Heritage Project, curated and produced by Barbara Santi. It continues until 28 July. Adding to this illustrious female ensemble is artist Alice Ellis-Bray who is delivering weekly art classes for 7-13-year-olds during August.

In addition to the exhibitions and events taking place in the galleries, an all-women team from the Gallery took part in Processions 2018, a mass participation artwork in London on 10 June. The event was to mark 100 years of the Representation of the People Act, which first gave some women (and some men) the right to vote.

Details of all these exhibitions and events are listed on including booking details for the children’s art classes.

Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn TR18 5PZ
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance TR18 2NL
01736 363715

Admission is £2.20 (incl Gift Aid donation) for 7-day pass to both venues, free entry for U18s, Supporters, Patrons, and local art pass holders.

With all 'Hot Drinks' half price every day before 10am, an extended 'Cocktail Hour' with every 2nd Cocktail free from 5-6.30pm every day except Sunday and with a new, fresh Summer evening menu on offer from Wednesdays to Saturdays every week throughout Summer, now is the perfect time to come and visit Hellys Deli Bar Cafe at Wharfside
Shopping Centre, Penzance.


Penzance Jewellery Shop St Justin in Wharfside Shopping Centre

While the new series of Poldark is on TV, St Justin have taken at least 20% off the prices of the Poldark range of jewellery and giftware in their Penzance store. Look out for more special offers on other products throughout the Summer.

Miracle Theatre- The Cherry Orchard - Tuesday 7th August - 7.30pm, Penlee Park Open Air Theatre

Tickets; Adults - £14, Concs - £12, Child - £8, Family - £40.

This summer, Miracle unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. 

Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it. Will it take a revolution to destroy their cosy world of privilege and entitlement – or will their own stupidity be enough?

Bill Scott’s new adaptation treads the tragicomic tightrope, bringing out all the humour and pathos of Chekhov’s masterpiece which, more than a century after it was written is as popular as ever.


Slinky Minsky's Carburlesque - Saturday 18th August - 7.30pm. Penlee Park Open Air Theatre.

Tickets; £10

the Slinky Minsky’s are Cornwall’s very own Caburlesque act. Since their relaunch earlier in the year, this talented trio have been strutting their stuff at venues across the county. They are very excited to perform their debut at Penlee Park Theatre this summer.

Cabaret and Burlesque are art forms where everyone is embraced, accepted and celebrated and these women truly live for this. Come and empower your sexy, be playful and embody your sensual side.

Your hostess with the mostest, the beautiful Babalicious, and her gorgeous girls invite you to take a walk on the wild side with wild routines, wild costumes and some delicious wild cocktails!

Dust off those tail coats, slip into something slinky and let’s celebrate how beautiful we all are!

The Turk's Head's kitchen serves the freshest, finest local produce, recognised by numerous awards. Simply sit back and enjoy.

They are delighted to once again be awarded a Taste of the West Gold Award in the South West Dining Pub category.

New menu now available.

Curry Night; every Monday from 6pm

Wine Down Wednesday; Buy any 2 large glasses of wine and get the rest of the bottle FREE.

Fish Friday; All day, every week.

The Turks Head, 49 Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AF, 01736 363093,

Medusa are fully trained and licensed to carry out.....
* Piercings (including Children’s ear piercing, Migraine Piercing and all other Body Piercing.)
* Tattoo removal
* Carbon Face Peel
* Fungal Nail Laser Treatment

All carried out by former GDC registered nurses.

Find them on Facebook and at 26 Causewayhead, Penzance, TR20 8SW.

Exterior shot of Admiral Benbow Pub and Restaurant in Penzance, Cornwall

There's some great events happening this Summer at The Admiral Benbow;

* Bradley Sadler Folk group are playing on Friday 27th July in the Top Deck Bar,

* There is Underwater Funk; a Funky Dance and Soul themed evening on Saturday 4th August

* On Saturday 18th August the Benbow welcomes Groove Lounge for the first time in the First Floor Wreck
Bar and Top Deck.

* On September 1st ELNino REurns for ElNiño 2 the Return, Summer Lightning".

The Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AF.

Penzance Cafe and Gallery Redwing based on Market Jew Street Exterior Shot

The Redwing Gallery is well worth a visit this Summer,

* You can enjoy Cuban Coffees in the Redwing Cafe. Cortadito, Cortado, Cafe Cubano and Cafe con leche with delicious Vegan cakes or cookies.

 * An exhibition by Joza Cardoza : There is a Lion at the Gate - 28th July - 8th August (open Monday to Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30pm)

* This, That, Other! - An exhibition by Irene Waters - Monday 13th to Wed 22nd August.

* Come along and experience 'AN INTRODUCTION TO AFRO-CUBAN PERCUSSION' - Thursdays 5.30-6 pm, Beginners and experienced musicians welcome. Instruments provided. Cost - by donation.

* Karl Svarc's Candlelight Sessions - Saturday July 28th, 7:30pm - 10pm; A relaxed evening of music with the 'Gandalph of Blues' himself, Mr Karl Svarc. £5 entry with lovely cups of tea, coffee and cake available throughout the evening. "Laid Back, Dylanesque, immensely enjoyable"

Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street, Penzance.

The Lugger Inn on Marine Terrace in Penzance, Cornwall

The Lugger Inn is a small family run business based on the promenade in Penzance, it has nineteen letting rooms with three bars a main restaurant & a function room, it also has a fabulous outside area affording beautiful views across mounts bay - during the Summer months it is a haven for entertainment and is very popular with the locals - The Lugger Inn boasts returning guests year after year as it has a very relaxed atmosphere!

The Lugger Inn, 3 Marine Terrace, Promenade, Penzance, TR18 4DL.

GOOD NEWS from The Rotary Community Shop "We are delighted to announce that in addition to selling pre-loved goods, our shop is now a satellite for the Penzance Visitor Centre, offering a full range of free leaflets including maps of Penzance and details of local attractions."

"Our shop is run jointly by The Rotary Clubs of Penzance and Mounts Bay and ALL our friendly staff are volunteers, nobody is paid. All profits from the shop are distributed as grants to local charities and community groups.  Application forms for Grants are available in the shop and details of the many past recipients of grants can be seen in our side window."

"We welcome donations of clothing, books, music & films, collectables and other items from around the home. In addition, we accept donations of foreign coins, obsolete or current, and we have a bra bank collecting bras for a breast cancer charity."

"The Rotary Community Shop is easy to find, being just opposite Humphy Davy’s statue.  So, if you need any information please call in and ask.  Who knows you might find a bargain at the same time!!!."

"Please follow us on Facebook:  RotaryShopPenzance"

Make Industries is situated on Market Jew Street. It is run by Sharon and Ian Holmes, a husband and wife team who first opened the shop in October 2014. If you are looking for something unique… as a gift or a treat for yourself then a visit to Make Industries is a must. All items are Made in Cornwall and the shop sells works of art, crafts and food from 40 local makers. The interior boasts a range of unique scaffolding furniture which is also for sale. Sharon and Ian themselves produce ranges of clothing, cushions, light shades and food which are displayed among selections of jewellery, ceramics and other local craft pieces. Make Industries also has an online shop where you can purchase that something special. Make Industries really is a trove of local treasures and Ian and Sharon look forward to welcoming you.