Around the Village (2015)

Alongside the attractions of the main marquee in the Harbour area, there will be, once again, a number of other events around the village.

(See the map for locations)

Ceramics at the Community CentreOpen Garden - Half AcreArtist at the Community Centre

Village ARTS Trail

A Family VillageTrail can be collected (and returned to) BOSCASTLE GARAGE, SPAR and BOSCASTLE STORES. Collect one and HAVE A GO !
Children will get a small prize for handing in the completed Trail - and may well receive a surprise in the post later !

Trail Bus

Please jump on and off the dedicated "TRAIL BUS" to reach the places on the Festival map.
It runs constantly through the day so the same one "will be along in a minute"
Catch the bus to the "top" of the village and walk back down via several routes, to the Main Marquee and the many events going on in the Harbour.

Open Gardens

Come and see a fantastic garden at the top of the village - "Half Acre" with the amazing Sculpture Garden of renowned sculptor Carole Vincent.
Also an Art Exhibition from associated artists

Open Studios/Exhibition

Many Artists local to the village invite you to see their work - please see the detailed map for their venues

Meet YOUNG BOSCASTLE for some fundraising fun
At the Methodist Chapel - Parents and children from the Boscastle Scouts and Beavers
and at the Play School - Parents and children from Playschool

Boscastle School

An unusual chance to visit the school building you may have attended ?
Relieve old memories and see what has changed.
Also housing a display from Boscastle Art Group display and Treknow wood turners.

Taster sessions at the Community Centre

Come and meet some of the Artists and Craftspeople - sit down, try a new technique and even make something to take away. (Small fee for materials used.)

Over the 2 days we have a wide selection of techniques for visitors to dip into - felting, machine embroidery, willow work, fabric crafts, sketching, jewellery making, clay work, origami , wire work, card making - and the list keeps getting longer !

The Boscastle Village Archive is open over the 2 days - a fascinating glimpse at this interesting collection whether you live here fulltime, or pat time, or just love to visit.

To kick start the Festival

Anna Murphy and Bagas Degol present SALT ROAD, coming to the Village Hall on Saturday 26th September.
An Evening of Stories and Music about the Sea and how it shapes us; those who leave, stay behind and those who come back.

Tickets will be available at start of September from Boscastle Artists at The Wellington Mill

Boscastle Artists Co-operative, Wellington Mill

Weather dependant Parent/child creative workshops - paint, print, fold and build - wait and see what we have planned! , please come!
A small fee will be charged for materials used.

Green Scene

Entertainers from SWAMP CIRCUS will be joining us and, if the weather is kind, there should be chance to try your skills at some of the tricks of these Big Top entertainers - A festival First!

Family ForagingFamily Foraging Logo

The Family Foraging Kitchen offer guided wild food walks, interactive cookery classes and courses in traditional countryside crafts, Situated on the riverbank to run their walks/cookery sessions.
Booking is advisable as these walks are popular wherever they appear and can be over subscribed - see here for more details . Costs are £20 per adult and £5 per child.
Book online through

Valency Lawn

In the Harbour we have brought together an event on the theme of marine conservation - especially our shared concerns about the amount of rubbish found in the Sea these days.
Members of ARTICULATE COLLECTIVE will be running willow working sessions for all comers, ending in a (small) procession around the bridges.
All are welcome - big and small with live music towards the end of each afternoon.

Come and find out more from representatives from Widemouth Bay task Force, 2minute beach clean, Surfer against sewage, Dive against Debris and others Around the Harbour

Keep your ears open for LIVE MUSIC throughout the 2 days from a great many local Cornish musicians. Wherever you are, music won't be far away !! Also LIVE MUSIC @ The Wellington, Cobweb and Napoleon Inn- That's Boscastle for you!