Just because the weather is wet and windy doesn’t mean that we have to stay inside our homes this winter. This is because St Austell has some fantastic entertainment offerings from cinema and bingo, to live music and theatre that will give us all chance to shake off the winter blues! So here’s a look at ways to stay entertained and how you can find out more in the online domain.
This time of year is award season, and so what better way to check out some potential Oscar-winners than by heading down to the White River Cinema on River Walk.
This has four cinema screens that showcase the best in Hollywood blockbusters and more idiosyncratic indie releases. Our pick of the bunch has to be the lavish musical, La La Land, that will look to add a touch of Hollywood glamour to those dark January nights, but be sure to check out the White River Cinema’s website for the latest updates.
If you’re looking for further glamour, then Capital Bingo on Alexandra Road could be a good option. This is the closest thing that St Austell is going to get to a full-scale casino for the foreseeable future, although if you’re hearts set on a deluxe game of roulette, then head to Betway Casino via a smartphone or tablet and access a whole world of glamorous casino games.
Music fans have plenty to look forward to in St Austell over the coming months. The magical Lost Gardens of Heligan will treat jazz enthusiasts to a special performance by the Simon Latache Quartet on 19 January.
And for something completely different, the trustworthy Duke of Cornwall pub hosts the unruly Punkzilla on 28 January who’ll deliver an incendiary set of punk and mod classics.
Special mention must also be made for the Little Harbour Rocks 3 charity concert on 4 February. This musical event at the Band Club on East Hill aims to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West by having a fantastic line-up featuring no less than six acts performing celebrated works by artists as varied as Led Zeppelin, Bruno Mars and south-west rockers Reef!
And finally, the lovely St Austell Arts Theatre will shortly beginning another year’s activity with a programme that should have something for everyone. Be sure to head to their updated online guide for what can keep you busy over the coming months.
Whether you want to check out folk icons Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, or prefer to attend a fascinating theatrical performance documenting the life of Richard Burton, it’s clear that the theatre are doing all they can to broaden the cultural offerings of this lovely town.