Bude and Stratton Folk Festival

Bude & Stratton Folk Festival is small friendly and very welcoming. It is held in the picturesque surroundings of Bude and nearby Stratton in North Cornwall on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. The Festival always welcomes a wide range of talented guest performers. This year these include internationally known folk artists such as Jim Causley, Jackie Oates and Liam Robinson. We are delighted also to welcome school children from Bude Junior School, who will give a dance display on Saturday morning and local morris sides, who will be dancing during the weekend.  Festival goers can participate in a variety of workshops, open mic stages, music sessions and sing...

English National Surf Competition

What’s it all about? The English National Surfing Championships will see the next generation of young surfers battle to knock established competitors off the top spot over three divisions, the UK’s top surfers will gather at Watergate Bay on the bank holiday weekend from Saturday 2 to Monday 4 May to compete for national titles. The annual event is organised by Surf and Science Technology students from Cornwall College’s Newquay campus and is firmly established on the English surfing calendar. 

The competition is spread across 14 divisions including Open, Longboard, Masters, Veterans, Ladies and Juniors. A total of 28 students are working alongside Dave Reed from the UK Pro Surf Association and Andy Sturt from the English Surfing Federation to organise the competition. Tyler Worth, joint project manager from Cornwall College, said: “This year, we’re taking the event to a whole new level and building on previous years’ success. We’re planning a black tie fundraising event and we’re currently looking into setting up a live feed of the competition via...