Newquay Fish Festival, 13-14 September
Come along to Newquay harbour on Saturday 13th and Sunday
14th September where you can sample delicious local seafood
cooked by a host of local chefs and the whole family can be entertained.
Newquay Harbour will be filled this weekend with all things
fishy. For the first time it is holding events and activities
in the Harbour from 11.00am 4.00pm Saturday 13th and
Sunday 14th September. Opened by the new Grand Bard of Cornwall
Rodney Lyons there will be live cookery demonstrations from
well known local hotels and restaurants including Finns Restaurant
in the Harbour, The Dolphin Restaurant, The Hotel Bristol
and The Fort.
The idea for the fish festival came from meetings that are
being held with the harbour users, local fishermen, Newquay
Regeneration Forum and Objective One project Restormel Regeneration
Partnership to look at the enhancement of the harbour area
and promote the local produce that is being caught on our
The wet fish and shellfish displays are sure to draw the
crowds as will the fish auction after the last cookery demonstration
Entertainment for all ages is being provided and the Blue
Reef Aquarium will be bringing along their 'Rock Pool Road
Show' on both days at 12 noon which will enable people to
experience 'hands on contact' with some of the native species
from around our shores. Newquay Zoo will be providing face
painting during both days of the festival.
There will be live music throughout the event from local bands
and Newquay gigs will be on show in the harbour and free admission
is being offered to Newquay Rowing Club for refreshments.
Local businesses including a wine merchant and smoked fish
company will be exhibiting at the festival and there will
be a Pilchard barbecue.
Phil Trebilcock, local fisherman, says: "We are very excited
by the idea and look forward to the day which will be full
of fun for all age groups as well as promoting the amount
of fish that is actually caught on the shores of Newquay and
its surrounding areas."
Sally Heard from Restormel Regeneration Partnership says:
"The fish festival is one of the many ideas that has
come out of the discussions held at the Harbour over the summer
months. It is hoped that this event will kick start the process
of regeneration for the harbour and be the first of an annual
fish festival for Newquay."
Gill Moore from Newquay Regeneration Forum says: "The fish festival
will be the first of its kind for Newquay and has pulled many
groups, organisations and businesses together which are helping
make the event happen. The turn around time for the bid was
amazing and we are looking forward to the festival which should
be a great success."
Any proceeds that are made from the day will be going to
the RNLI. Come and support the first Newquay Fish Festival
where there is something for everyone!
For more information call:
Gill Moore 01637 871067 or Sally Heard 01726 623735
Restormel Regeneration Partnership
Restormel Regeneration Partnership was established in 2000,
with the object of making Restormel '
a more prosperous
and lively area...' by making maximum use of the opportunities
Integrated Area Plans (IAPs) are the way in which Objective
One can help communities. These are the plans that integrate
the economic, social and environmental aspects of the Objective
One programme into a framework for use in a specific area.
There are eleven plans throughout Cornwall, three of which
(St Austell Bay, China Clay Area, and Newquay & its Rural
Hinterland) are covered by Restormel.
The Objective One funded Integrated Area Plan team was established
in February 2001 to deliver the three IAPs for Restormel.
It can help with developing and supporting community based
projects who wish to apply for Objective One funding.
The RRP team is funded by Restormel Borough Council, Objective
One, the South West of England Regional Development Agency,
Imerys, Cornwall County Council and Health Action Zone
For further information:
Development Officer, Newquay and its Rural Hinterland Integrated
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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