What’s On in Cornwall


EXPLORE groups, activities and services for people from different cultures living in Cornwall.

Groups | Events



There doesn’t appear to be any specific groups for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities happening on a Monday – if you know of any please contact us so we can share your information with others.


Redruth Colourful Women’s Group for women from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and their children (mainly Eastern European women attend).
Fortnightly on a Tuesday 4.00-6.00pm at Redruth Children’s Centre, Drump Road, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 1LU.  Contact Agnieszka on  07940516144  Email:aganies@o2.pl

Inspiring Women’s NetworkTruro.   A multi-cultural group that provides individual social and cultural support  for all women and girls.  Workshops every Tuesday 12.45-2.45 at St Paul’s Children Centre, Archbishop Benson School, Bodmin Rd, Truro TR1 1BN.  Contact  Shibon Armstrong 07999 327717 Email: inspiringwomennetwork@gmail.com

Migrant Advice Centre
5-7pm (Russian spoken) at the Carnon Building, Wilson Way, Pool (opp. Philip Whear Showroom),Tr15 3RS.


Newquay Colourful Women’s Group for women from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds and their children.
Wednesday 5-8pm at Newquay Children’s Centre, Trenance Rd, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2LU.  Contact Newquay Children’s Centre 01637 85900

Migrant Advice Centre
Wednesday 5-7pm
(Polish spoken) Carnon Building, Wilson Way, Pool (opp. Philip Whear Showroom),Tr15 3RS.

Café Polyglot Truro
Wednesday 7.30-9.00pm at Vertigo Wine Bar, Truro. Just turn up.


Café Polyglot Falmouth meets weekly to celebrate the many diverse languages in Cornwall.
Thursday 7.30pm at Falmouth Watersports Centre,The Boat Park, Grove Place, Falmouth TR11 4AU .  Just turn up or contact Tony Casey on 01326 312936

Café Polyglot Penzance  meets weekly to celebrate the many diverse languages in Cornwall
Thursday from 7.00-9.00pm at The Bath Inn, Cornwall Terrace, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HL   Just turn up or contact giulianahanman@aol.com or Phil 07528266239


Hayle Multi Lingual Group. A group for families to meet others and celebrate culture, languages, food and music from around the world. The first Friday of every month 10-12 noon at   Hayle & St Ives Children’s Centre c/o Bodriggy Street, Hayle, TR27 4ND.  Contact Dave on 01736 759058/798509

Migrant Advice Centre
Friday 5-7pm
(Russian spoken) at the Carnon Building, Wilson Way, Pool (opp. Philip Whear Showroom),Tr15 3RS.


Kowetha  – a community group based in West Cornwall, which supports families raising children who are Black and Minority Ethnic, or Dual Heritage who share the experience of being ‘visible by colour’ meeting in Marazion School, School Lane, Marazion, TR17 0DG the third Saturday of the month.
email: Kowetha@live.co.uk

Inspiring Girl’s Network (IGN) is a community group for girls aged 7 to 18 to empower, inspire, and support each other. Currently offering drama every Saturday in term time at the Sun Room at The Pottery Preschool,Truro Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, Truro,TR1 3BD. Booking is essential as places are limited. 7 – 9 years old : 10 – 11am, 10- 12 years old : 11am – 12pm, 13 – 16 years old: 12pm – 1pm  Coming soon!!!!!!  Arts and Crafts workshops & Film afternoons

Inspiring Women’s Network  IWN Film Night
Saturday 7.30pm at Truro Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, Truro, TR1 3BD.  Contact Shibon Armstrong 07999 327717 inspiringwomennetwork@gmail.com


fishingPenwith Film Society Films from around the world, shown at Penzance and St Ives cinemas. Check the website for membership costs.

Polish School in Plymouth

Social Media

Latinos en Cornwall Facebook group

Thai Community Devon and Cornwall Facebook page

Bulgarian Facebook page

Polish in Cornwall Facebook page

Up and Coming Events

Please send us details of your up and coming events so we can let everyone know what is happening across Cornwall.

Recent Past Events

Free Family Fun Day to celebrate the new website for culturally diverse communities living in Cornwall. Saturday 7th November 2015 at Gweal an Tops, Redruth

Dance workshop Amazing dance workshop with leading choreographer Henri Oguike on Sunday 29th November at Jason Thomas Performing Arts in Truro.  Aged 13 years plus.

Annual Events

Beats Cornwall  An annual three day event of workshops and performances in Brazilian and West African drumming and dance traditions at the Mount Pleasant Eco-Park, Porthtowan, Cornwall.shutterstock_317765222

Tropical Pressure Festival  An annual festival in Cornwall celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Respect Festival in PlymouthThe Plymouth Respect Festival is designed to promote respect and celebrate diversity across all areas of the community. The festival is organised by the Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council and hosted by Plymouth University.

Respect Festival in Exeter  Exeter Respect is the city’s annual celebration of diversity where we use the performing and creative arts to engage the wider community in saying no to racism and all forms of prejudice.

The Notting Hill Carnival in London The largest street carnival in Europe celebrating African & Caribbean culture, which takes place annually in West London.

Appleby Fair An annual gathering of Gypsies and Travellers in the town of Appleby in Cumbria, which takes place the first week in June from Thrusday to the following Wednesday.

Gypsy and Traveller Fairs and other Events – Travellers’ Times event guide

General Interest

cornish fieldHeritage Open Days annual event during September where lots of gardens, houses and tourist attractions linked to heritage open their doors over four days.

Open Farm Sundays an opportunity in June to visit farms and meet the farmers who grow our food, when they annually open their gates to the public.  Also open farm school days are available.

Cornish Festivals

Lowender Peran a festival celebrating Cornish culture and its Celtic connections

Cornish Culture – lots of information about Cornish Culture and Festivals

Here is a selection of some of the Cornish Festivals across Cornwall that happen every year.  We know there are many more.  If you have a favourite festival which isn’t listed then please recommend it via the community forum page, and we’ll share the information with others.

Golowanannual summer festival  in Penzance

Lafrowdaannual summer festival in St Just.festival

Port Eliot Festival 

Boardmasters Surf, Skate and Music Festival

Falmouth Week 

Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week 

Newlyn Fish Festival
A celebration of fish for the August Bank Holiday, in the port of Newlyn, near Penzance

Newquay Fish Festival
A celebration of fish, set in Newquay harbour.

Tom Bowcocks Eve - Annual festival to celebrate a local resident who attempted to lift the village from famine – as the legend goes.  Held on the 23rd December in Mousehole.

Trevithick Day