We love the magic and sparkle of Christmas lights as they twinkle along our beautiful coastline. So wrap up warm, grab a mince pie and join us at some of our favourite displays.
Are you looking for something fun for all the family this weekend? Well look no further, Lyme Regis are holding a walking festival and you couldn’t wish for a better place. Set in the heart of the 95-mile long Jurassic Coast and sitting on a stunning section of the celebrated South West Coastal path, Lyme Regis really is the perfect destination for walkers looking to explore the best of the beautiful coastline and inspiring landscapes of West Dorset and East Devon.
Local residents will be sharing their favourite walks with festival goers and there will be organised events led by Lyme’s Regis resident experts to help you explore the town’s fascinating fossil, wildlife, history, and literary secrets. If you would like to find out more about the festival and how to get involved have a look at their Facebook page here. Whatever the weather this is set to be fun for all the family!
Whatever the weather this is set to be great fun for all the family
This coming Thursday is St Ives Lifeboat Day, a fun-filled family day for everybody to join together and raise some money for a great cause!
There will be lots going on including some great stalls on West Pier and the Lifeboat house, children’s rides, face painting, Cornish music and dancing from Bagas Porthia, a scrumptious BBQ and much more. The day will finish off at the Sloop Inn at 8pm for live music and the grand auction.
Our lovely St Ives store manager, Amy Iggulden will be volunteering on the day and shaking donation buckets on the pier. Seasalt will also be donating raffle prizes to help raise funds directly for the launch and recovery vehicle the lifeboat team need to continue doing the great work they already do.
It all promises to be a great day so why not pop down?
Attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year, the Golowan Festival is an annual highlight for the people of Penzance. Meaning the Feast of St Johns this midsummer date has been celebrated since pre-Christian times with torches, blazing barrels and burning bonfires. But concern about damage to property soon saw laws introduced to limit the locals fun and the festival died out. But in 1990 the Golowan Festival was reborn and soon the traditional ingredients of the original event were revived including the Serpent Dance, Mock Mayor elections and fireworks.
All traffic is banned from the streets and crowds of people congregate to watch series of colourful processions move though the town. With the rain holding off and the sunshine out, the crowds this year were out in full force and our Penzance store had the fun of watching the people flock past and managed to catch a few snaps!
Where you at the Golowan festival? Do you have any interesting stories about the festival, if so we would love to hear them!
Move over Saint George, Saint Piran is in town! The patron saint of tin-miners is generally regarded as the national Saint of Cornwall and his flag, a white cross on a black background, is the flag of Cornwall.
If you’re a lover of all things kitsch, pop on down to St Mawgan Village Hall this Saturday 1st December. There will be plenty of handmade gifts and Christmas treats to fill your stockings, as well as a vintage tea room with all your favourite cakes to raise money for Little Harbour Kids Hospice. Most of the Padstow Seasalt team will also be dropping in to get their vintage fix!
For more information see the Duchy Vintage Party website.
If you didn’t see our lovely Nautical Stitch windows this past month, here are the beautiful tapestries that were handmade by our Window Dressers.
Over the next week we will be popping down to Flushing Regatta to watch some sailing, indulge in some tea and cake (and perhaps a beer or two!) and join in the party at the end of the week at the famous Flushing Carnival!