How to make a Cornish Pasty……and other things.
Here in Cornwall we are so proud of our geographically protected Cornish Pasty we are dedicating an entire festival to celebrate its heritage and history. Where better to celebrate and learn how to make a Cornish pasty than at the heart of Cornish mining in Redruth. Many a miner has thrived on a pasty meal with hundreds more choosing to take it with them when mining communities were formed around the globe.
The three day event starts this Friday 21st with ‘Pasty Day’, taking place on Saturday 22nd.
The aptly named, ‘Pasty Making Shop’, situated on ‘Forestreet’ in Redruth is offering you the opportunity to have a go at making a proper pasty from 10am until 5pm. You can also have a go at following a trail across the town collecting, ‘Oggy’, stickers with the chance to win some great prizes.
The, ‘Fairfield’, will be hosting live entertainment, hog, roast, bar and a bouncy castle, (we strongly suggest sampling your pasties after this event).
All this is only a train ride away fromFalmouth.
The first train leaves from Falmouth Town at 9.53am arriving at Truro Station at 10.18am followed by a train departing from Truro platform 1 at 10.40am. The train will then arrive at Redruth Station at 10.54am.
From Redruth station turn left and follow the road down to the first right on to, ‘Alma Place’, walk to the end of this road and on to, ‘Forestreet, where your, ‘Pasty Day’, experience begins. Have fun!
If pasty day isn’t for you then why not head across the water to St Mawes. Now in its seventh year there are more than fifty events including, Guided walks, Music, Craft Stalls, Talks, Film, Poetry, Literature, Drama and Dance. In fact just about anything to entertain everyone will be going on in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Roseland Peninsula.