Newlyn Fish Festival 2007
WHEN: 27 August 2007
VENUE: Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, nr. Penzance, Cornwall.
OPEN: from 9.00am to 5.00pm
TICKETS: £4 adults, accompanied children go free
WEB SITE: www.newlynfishfestival.org.uk
Come to Newlyn on August Bank Holiday Monday and enjoy a
whole host of seafood and family entertainments surrounding
Cornwall's fishing industry. Inside the traditional
setting of Newlyn Fish Market, representatives from Tregida
Smokehouse, London's Moshi Moshi, The Goan Seafood Company
and many others will be offering a wide range of seafood dishes
such as sushi, sashimi, seafood paella, smoked seafoods, fish
curries, Goan seafood, freshly cooked Cornish crab, lobster,
fishcakes, Newlyn crab sandwiches, oysters and more.
The Newlyn Fish Festival promises to offer visitors a fun
packed, family day out in the wonderful setting of Newlyn
Harbour. Opening this year's Newlyn Fish Festival is
skipper John Buchan, featured by the BBC popular series 'Trawlermen'.
Many of the fishing industry's key organisations and
agencies will also be on hand, bringing issues such as sustainability,
pollution, education and training to life. Life-size sea creatures
and exhibits from the Marine Conservation Society, Reef Rockpool
Road Show and the Lobster Hatchery will enable children to
learn all about marine life and what we can do to protect
our oceans and Cornish seafood for the future. Fishermen will
be demonstrating traditional maritime skills including withy
pot making and rope work, while Seafood Cornwall and some
of Cornwall's top chefs host the popular cooking and
fish filleting demos. Learn all the tricks of the trade, see
the famous fish display and then bid for your supper at the
ever popular fish auction!
In and around the harbour, visitors will be treated to a
fun fancy dress boat competition – prizes will be awarded
to the best dressed fishing boat and crew. The RNLI, HM Coastguards
and Helicopter crews will be putting on rescue demos whilst
the lifeboat gig race shall once again determine the winner
of the Trafalgar Trophy. A selection of fishing vessels, from
historic luggers to modern day trawlers and crabbers will
be present with crews on hand to describe the fishing methods
employed in the South West along with anecdotes of life at
sea. The 'Billy Rooney' and crew who featured
in the World Toughest Tribes programme will offer you the
chance to come on board to get a glimpse of life at sea.
Don't miss WILD ICE, a breathtaking performance by
'ha!theatre & the oddity' in collaboration
with WILDWORKS featuring frozen displays coming to life.
To complement the Festival, exhibitors shall be offering
quality local produce such as artisan breads from Blue Mango,
award winning dressings, marinades, sauces, chutneys and mayos
from Kernewek Herb Kitchen, local cheddar from Worthy Farm,
along with Cornish Meadow Preserves and Maria's Mexican
Representing local art and crafts, stalls such as Reflections
of Cornwall and Redeemer Studios will bring impressive slate
work, glass engraving and abstract art focusing on the Newlyn
fishing fleet and its challenges.
To further highlight the positive regeneration and investment
in Newlyn Harbour, a model and presentation of the new £7
million fish market by architects Pringle Richards and Sharratt
will be on public display.
All this and more will take place on the 27th August with
the Camborne Youth Band, male voice choirs and others providing
an accomplished soundtrack to one of Cornwall's finest
For more information please contact Gabriella Nonino on 07733
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in Seafood Cornwall and the Cornwall
Fisheries Resource Centre through through the Financial Instrument
for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG).
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439