Spring Show

Open for entries 10-12am, judging 12-2pm, public viewing and refreshments 2-4pm.


The full schedule of categories can be found in the news section. We look forward to seeing your entries.

Carn to Cove - Great Expectations



This spring we bring to you an event that is part theatre, part storytelling. David Mynne, founder member of Kneehigh Theatre brings his one man show to Sancreed.

Doors open 7pm

Tickets can be booked via Carn to Cove website. (No booking fee if you select print at home tickets or download them to your mobile phone)

Christmas Fair

Stalls of beutiful handmade gifts and decorations. We will be open from 12 noon until 3pm. Come along and see what is on offer and enjoy some festive food and drink.

Carn to Cove Film Night - Dying Breed

This Autumn we are showing Dying Breed Produced and Directed by Mick Catmull

Tickets are £6 and can be reserved by phoning Pauline on 01736 788900. We expect this to be a very popular event and would recommend booking. If you are later unable to attend please let us know so we can give your space to someone else.

Alternatively they can be booked via Carn to Cove at

More information about the film and the production company can be found at



Pig Walk 2017 on Sunday

Looking forward to seeing you at this years Special Pig walk. 2 for 2.30 to walk around the Beacon starting through the village, approximately 2miles.There will be a childrens' piglet hunt on the way. It will be followed by a barbecue and cream tea. Jeremy Leach will be bring some new pottery pigs and maybe piglets too.

This year it is the Poldark Pig Walk!

Ross and Demelza will cut the ribbon,( If they are too busy we will find our own)To make them feel at home we are all invited to dress as members of the cast, Bal Maidens,miners,Prudies, farm workers, French revolutionaries, pirates, gentry, etc or if you prefer just wear something pink

Everyone very welcome

Plant and Produce annual Sale

The annual spring sale of plants and produce takes place on Sunday 21st May, 10am-1pm at Sancreed Village Hall. If you would like to have a table the charge is 10% of your takings up to a max of £10 to the hall. Anything garden/kitchen/food related is the theme and there is often a wide range of vegetable plants ready for planting out as well as a range of shrubs and flowering plants. Contact Kate 01732 788705 if you would like to book a table at this village event. Refreshments will be served

Village Hall AGM 2017

AGM to elect the officers and committee members for the year.

Discuss forthcoming events.

Open to the public, everyone very welcome.

If you would like to be involved please come along,if you cannot make this date let one of us know or ring Kate on 01736 788257.

Sancreed Spring Show 2017


Enteries  10-12      Judging12-2pm     Open to the public  2-4pm


1. specimen spring flower

2. 1 spring bouquet – approx 6ins in diameter

3. A spring branch

4. A box of home grown/ hedgerow vegetables




4. A Cornish pasty – up to 8ins

5. A vegetarian pasty – up to 8ins

6. A cake – ingredients to include any type of fruit.

7. 4 buns, saffron or ‘hot cross buns’.

8. A tart.


PRESERVES – approx 1lb jar

9. A jar of jam

10. A jar of marmalade

11. A jar of chutney

12. A jar of pickled vegetables

13. A jar of lemon curd – this can be approx a half pound jar

14. A bottle of home made drink, such as cordial, beer, wine etc. (not a spirit that has been flavoured such as sloe gin)




15. 3 large brown eggs

16. 3 large white eggs

17. 3 large any other colour eggs

18. 3 brown bantam eggs

19. 3 white bantam eggs

20. 3 any other colour bantam eggs


21. 3 duck eggs

22. 3 goose eggs


23. Of a hen egg

24. Of a bantam egg

25. Of a waterfowl egg




PHOTOGRAPHY – not shown previously at this show

26. Entrance

27. Pattern/Texture

28. Water

29. Spring


The People’s Vote

Visitors can vote for their overall favourite photograph

Vote closes at 3.15pm, winner to be announced at 4pm.



In 2 age groups for each class - Under 7’s and under 14’s,

30. A beach on a dinner plate

31. 4 decorated cup cakes, home baked and to be tasted.

32. A pasty, traditional or adventurous.

33. An alien made from recycled materials – adult participation is encouraged.

34. A treasure map

35. A photograph of an animal


ARTS AND CRAFTS – not shown previously at this show

36. A decorated egg

37. A painted picture

38. An artistic item made from found objects

39. An item made from clay

40. An item made from wood


Needlecraft – not shown previously at this show.

Any type, any fabric or material.

42. An egg cosy

43. A 2 dimensional item (cushion cover, rug,

mat, blanket, quilt, sampler)

Carn to Cove , "Spectacular"

Artist Name - Cana
Show Name - Spectacular
Cana, a classical trio with a laid back style.
Love, betrayal, passion.
Spectacular is a cabaret show with a difference, bringing the operatic world to life with dialogue, drama and light hearted choreography.
Mix that up with close harmony songs from the 40's and 50's plus hits from the musicals for a spectacular evening like no other. International singers Caroline, Evie and Shelly are three Divas who are passionate about bringing the extraordinary sound of classical voices into more intimate venues.
Their laid back performance style and top quality voices, alongside repertoire ranging from Puccini to the Andrews Sisters, will appeal to both opera lovers and those who have never heard the sound of opera up close and personal before. Spectacular is a show for everyone.
Friday 11th March 2017, 7 for 7.30pm
All tickets £8, family of 4, 2 adults, 2 children £22
Phone 01736 788705 for tickets

Our Lovely Christmas Market


The Sancreed Village Hall will be decked out and looking very festive for the Christmas Market this Sunday 4 December, 10 to 1pm. The delights on offer include locally preserved foods, puddings, cakes and treats, beaded and paper crafts, handmade decorations, hand woven items and knitted gloves, scarves and socks, beeswax candles, locally handmade wooden toys, carved wooden items and more. There will be mulled wine, teas, coffees and home baked cakes for refreshments. Entry is free and the committee look forward to hosting this charming and popular event

Everyone welcome.

Archive Film Night

Local media company awen productions CIC will screen their compilation TRE DVD of rare Cornish archive film material from as early as 1904 and contemporary shorts made as a result of the project. 

The evening will be held at Sancreed Village Hall Friday 18th November 7.00 for 7.15pm. Tickets £4. TRE DVD is the culmination of a successful five year tour of archive films at 35 arts and cultural venues across Cornwall and IOS during 2009-2014.

"Awen explain that Tre" is a Cornish word for "home/homestead". Using archive film as its inspiration and "home" as its theme, Tre has transferred old cine footage, created new digital content and produced a programme of new films since 2009.

We have brought our unique contemporary events to venues across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly — from village halls to museums, galleries and festivals, from silent films with live musical accompaniments to Q&A’s with special guests — we’ve even screened films in a vintage mobile cinema!

Tre DVD is the culmination of 13 beautiful films spanning 110 years of local history! New films and some fascinating historical footage held by South West Film and TV Archive as well as locally donated material.

Indoor "Car Boot Sale"

At the hall on the Saturday 29th October 10-12am 

An opportunity to sell your unwanted but good quality items and to pick up a few bargains.

Bring it all along

!0% of the takings to the Village Hall

Exhibition of Images of the Church and surroundings

Sancreed. The church in the Trees. 10.30-4pm 27th, 28th and 29th of August An art exhibition of old and new images of the church and surroundings. In support of the repairs needed to sustain the old and significant Grade 2 listed building which was at the heart of the Newlyn School movement

Pig Walk

Sancreed Pig Walk. Lots more information and time coming soon

Table top sale

Table top Sale   10 to 12. 

Plant and Produce Fair


The Plant and Garden Fair, including all things to do with the garden, will be held on Sunday 29 May, 10am-1pm at Sancreed Village Hall. Shrubs, plants, vegetable seedlings and much more. If you would like to book a table contact Maggie on 07840 288916   or

Village Hall AGM

The AGM will be held at the Village Hall at 5pm on Tuesday 24th May 2016. It will be followed by a normal committee meeting. All are welcome to attend

Carn to Cove Theartre

Sancreed village Hall are very proud to announce the performance by Tangram Theatre of "Relatively Speaking ", starring John Hinton as Albert Einstein. The piece has excellent reviews, the Sunday Times says " A master class, genius, Mr Hinton, Einstein would be proud." so book a seat for Friday, 22nd April, 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8 full, £6 concessions and children, £22 for a family of four, from    or telephone 01736 788705.

More information is available at

Sancreed Spring Show


Exhibitors, set up 10-12:   Judging 12-2:  Open to the public 2-4


1 specimen spring flower

1 spring bouquet – approx 6ins in diameter

1 potted houseplant – approx 12ins



A Cornish pastie – up to 8ins

A vegetarian pastie – up to 8ins

A cake – ingredients to include a vegetable

4 biscuits



A jar of jam

A jar of jelly

A jar of chutney

A jar of honey




3 large brown eggs

3 large white eggs

3 large any other colour eggs

3 brown bantam eggs

3 white bantam eggs

3 any other colour bantam eggs

1 supreme large hen egg

1 supreme bantam egg


3 duck eggs

3 goose eggs


Of a hen egg

Of a bantam egg

Of a waterfowl egg


PHOTOGRAPHY – pictures to have been taken over the last 12 months


A Cornish Landmark

A holiday moment




In 3 age groups for each class - Under 5’s, under12’s, under 16’s


A garden on a dinner plate

4 decorated home baked biscuits – decoration to be judged

A pastie, traditional or adventurous.

An animal from fruit and vegetables

A hand made mask


ARTS AND CRAFTS – Item to have been made in the last 12 months

An item of jewellery

A painted picture

Something new from something old

An item made from metal

An item made from clay

An item made from wood

Needlecraft – any type, any fabric or material.

A hat

A 2 dimensional item (cushion cover, rug, mat, blanket, quilt, sampler)

Table Top Sale and Sancreed Spring Show (later)

A Table Top Sale on Saturday 6  February 10-1pm at Sancreed Village Hall. There is a general feeling of wanting to de-clutter that has prompted this sale of children's toys, reference books and a host of other useful items in good condition. This is a community event where there is also the opportunity to publicise locally any item you want to buy, sell, swop or give away. Put your info on a postcard, pop into the hall and we will display it on the noticeboard. If you want a table or a bit of space inside or outside the Village Hall use the details above to contact Kate. There is no charge for a table or space but 10% of any sales to the Village Hall please.
The date for this year's show will be Sunday 3 April 2016. The Sancreed Village Hall committee hopes that the wonderful turnout for last year's show of well over 100 entries will be surpassed. The Arts and Crafts section has been broadened in the hope of enabling a wider range of entries, please read on and see which category will fit your particular interest. An item of jewelry, a painted picture, an item made from metal, an item made from clay, an item made from wood, something new from something old, and in the needlecraft category - any type, any fabric, to create a hat, to create a two dimensional piece such as a cushion cover, a quilt, a mat, etc. The full schedule will appear shortly and will also be available on website  within the next two weeks

Christmas Fair Sunday 29th November 2015

The Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday 29th November from 10 until 1. Set up time for the stall hoders will be from 9am.


A very varied and unique selection of Sancreed and local gifts, aimed at giving a wide range of choices for your Christmas presents. There will be local handmade wooden toys from Eric, biscuits and goodies from Siggi, handmade Christmas decorations, knitted items, textiles and glass creations, lots of cards, crocheted baskets and buttons, kitchen blackboards with original artwork, swags and garlands and much more. Refreshments from the kitchen will be served throughout. Entry is free, £1 lucky numbers instead of a raffle and a free lucky dip for children.

Fun Quiz Night Saturday 21st November 2015

Come and join our Fun Quiz night 7.00 for 7.15 on the 21st November 2015

6 per team, £1 a head

Please bring your own drinks and nibbles, tea and coffee will be available.

At the interval the committee is running a brief Beetle Drive, thinking about a future event for all ages but none of us has played before. Beetle Drive experts please attend.


See you there.


Pig walk postponed until 12.45 TODAY Sunday



Due to the rain we are postponing the until 12.45. Gather at the Hall for the barbecue at 1pm and walk afterwards. The Fairground Organ will play from 12.30. the Hall will be open earlier




All are invited to gather at 11am on the green on Sunday 12th July, appropriately this is probably the old Sancreed plein. There will be a 'fairground' organ playing and the Sancreed Pig will be waiting to welcome everyone and keep the children entertained until they can begin the game of 'find the piglets'. The £1 fee also buys a raffle ticket which could win the lucky person a year as custodian of the original Leach pottery pig. When the Sancreed pig is ready to start the walk she will lead up past the hall and over the Beacon, through Higher Grumbla, Lower Grumbla, past the old dairy and back to the green, a distance of roughly 2 miles. There will be about 10 piglets for the children to spot on the route and there will be gifts for them all. The organ will strike up again as all the walkers arrive back. 2 barbeques will be cooking at the hall, special local sausages or haloumi burgers will be on sale with other refreshments.

Jeremy Leach, potter and grandson of Bernard Leach, has kindly agreed to cut the ribbon to start the walk. He  has specially made three little pigs which will be auctioned after the walk to raise funds for the Hall and a second chairity. 

All are welcome and the Hall will be open during the walk for non walkers to enjoy coffee, tea and a chat.

Pam and Noel Betowski will b e playing live music from about 1-2pm and there might then be early radio coverage of the mens Wimbledon finals.

The cost is only £1 for all this entertainment

Contact Kate on 01736 788705 if you need more information.

Annual Sancreed Plant Fair

Our very popular plant fair will be on Sunday 24th May. 10am to1pm.  All things gardening. Plants, produce, crafts, etc

Setting up time 9.30

If you would like a table please contact Maggie or on  01736 811100 

Sancreed Spring Show

There is such enthusiasm for this year’s Sancreed Spring Show that the committee are setting out the show list with the hope that as many people as possible will enter as many classes as possible and the Hall at Sancreed on Sunday the12th April will be a testament to the talents of the children and adults and parish of Sancreed. Do invite friends and family to enter even if they live outside the Parish as this is an open show. Cost is three entries for £1 or 50p an entry, which entitles you to free entry to the show for the afternoon.


Times will be

10-12 setting up

12-2  judging

2-4 for the public to enjoy the show and partake of the refreshments




Foliage section

a)    1 perfect bloom of any flower,

b)     1 potted cyclamen,

c)     a succulent,

d)     a flowering orchid

e)     3 stems of grey foliage,

f)      5 blooms from 5 different species of flower found in a garden,

g)     1 rhododendron bloom,

h)    3 stems from one flowering shrub.


 Cookery section

a) 4 cheese scones,

b) Cornish pasty, approx 8",

c) Vegetarian pasty approx 8",

d) 3 decorated biscuits (decoration only to be judged),

e) a savoury quiche,  

f) 4 sausage rolls,

g) 1 gingerbread man,

h) a chocolate sponge with buttercream filling.


 Handicrafts section

a) a home-made paperweight,

 b) any item of jewellery in any material,

c) a knitted animal,

d) a felted flower corsage,

e) a new-born baby's knitted hat (pattern below)

f) a black and white drawing or painting, not a photo,

g) a draught excluder.


Premature Baby Hat

Yarn; ½ oz (15g) Baby DK- any acrylic easy wash, not plain white, please do not use wool yarn. One or more colours may be used

Needles; one pair 3.25mm (old 10)

Pattern; garter stitch throughout

Cast on 28 sts

*1st row knit

  2nd row K 20 turn K to end

  3rd row K 22 turn K to end

  4th row K 24 turn k to end

  5th row K 26 turn K to end

  6th row K to end*

Repeat *to* 9 times (10 times in all)

Finish off

Make up; join cast off edge to cast off edge, run yarn through row ends on short side, pull up and secure. Turn up brim approx. 25mm (1 inch)

Note; use any suitable techniques eg grafting to make a neater hat


 Eggs section

a) 3 duck eggs,

b) 3 bantam eggs,

c) 3 hen eggs,

d) 3 waterfowl eggs,

e) 1 hen egg judged on content,

f) the darkest hen's egg shell,

g) a decorated and/or painted egg.


 Preserves section all entries are to 1lb or under,

a) a jar of lemon curd,

b) a jar of jelly,

c) a jar of jam,

d) a jar of chutney,

e) a jar of sweet pickle.


 Photography section there are 9 classes and the committee hope that you will enter for as many as possible in order to make a great display.

a) last year's holiday,

b) a Cornish garden,

c) over the gate,

d) clean-up,

e) achievement,

f) St Michael's Mount,

g) weather,

h) my favourite animal,

 i) in flight.


 Children's Section has a very broad appeal, even a 2yr old is entering!

a) a painted stone,

b) a collage of an underwater scene,

c) a model made of paper and/or card,

d) an animal made from fruit, vegetable or any plant materials,

e) a coloured picture of fireworks in any media.


The Special Class this year is to make an origami bird, if it can fly - so much the better.

Google and any other good search engines have many ideas to offer so please have a go. 


 Contact Jenny on 01736 366780 for any further information or queries. 4 trophies have been donated as prizes for the show, 2 from the Parish CouncilSANCREED SHOW LIST


Fun Quiz Night

All welcome at the Fun Quiz Night run by Steve and Ros, 7pm for start at 7.30pm.

Please bring your own refreshments.

Maximum number in a team is 6 

£1 a person for entry


Christmas Fair this Sunday

Christmas Fair 7th December 11-3pm
Sancreed is holding it's annual tradional Christmas fair with beautiful hand crafted items for sale, including silver jewellery, wood and glass items, home made christmas decorations, jellies, jams and chutneys, hand knitted garments, rag rugs and more. Festive refreshments on sale


Kabasa. This very popular band play Latino/Salsa music and have quite a following so early booking is advised before this event gets more publicity. Doors open at 7pm, tickets are £6 children and concessions, £8 adults and £22 family of 2 adults and two children. Appropriate refreshments will be served.Further information on any of these events and tickets for Kabasa from phone 788705 or phone 811100


Christmas Fayre 8th December 11am -3pm

Sancreed Christmas Fayre 11am until 3pm

Contact numbers to book a table are

Kate on    01736 788705

Maggi on   01736 811100

Hall open to stall holders at 10am

Playreading "Cannibalism Begins at Home"

Huge success at the Penzance Literary Festival, coming soon to Sancreed Village Hall. 

Everyone thoroghly enjoyed their last playreading. 

Teas and coffee will be available.

Tickets £4.00



Carn to Cove Theatre

OWDYDO THEATRE presents their new play "Wrongdoings and Wake Up Call at the Stop off Motel".

Join us for this exciting theatrical event! For a sneak preview, see our “News” section for a review from Belinda Dillon.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. The running time is 1 hour 45 minutes, with a 20 minute interval.

Price: adults £7.00, concessions and children over 12 £5.00 (not suitable for younger children). A family ticket is just £20.00.

Hope to see you there!

Annual Plant and Produce Sale

Make up for lost time in this late spring, get your ornamental and vegatable plants from our annual Spring event at the village hall.

Everyone welcome!

More information from Tony Hole 01736 787195 


Everyone is welcome to join us at our AGM in the Village Hall at 5pm, find out what we do and what is happening in the hall.