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23.08.04
Newquay Fish Festival, 3 - 5 September 2004

The second Newquay Fish Festival is taking place from 10am to 4pm on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September 2004 when the Harbour will be filled with all things fishy!

It will be opened in true Cornish fashion with a rendition from Local Cornish Grand Bard, Rodney Lyon.

Luke Finne of Finn's Harbour Restaurant will set the culinary standards with a live cookery demonstration at 11.15. Other chefs who will be performing include Russell Burnett of The Harbour Hotel; John Vincent of The Fort and Andy Baker of The Dolphin Restaurant will appear on Saturday, and Lizzie Slyfield of Porth Veor Manor Hotel, Malcolm Jackson of Hotel Bristol and Paul McKenna of Fistral Blu will serve up a storm on Sunday.

The wet fish and shellfish displays are sure to draw the crowds as will the fish auction after the last cookery demonstration on Sunday and the entertainment throughout the three days provided by Clay City Jazz and Spinning Reel. Cornish speciality produce will be on display.

Newquay Zoo will be providing face painting, Blue Reef Aquarium will be bringing along their 'Rock Pool Roadshow' and Newquay Lions will be running a Sandcastle competition on the beach. The Newquay Lifeboat and Cornish gig will be on display.

Newquay Male Voice Choir will be performing on Saturday afternoon at around 4pm. On Sunday afternoon, once cooking has finished, the harbour will resound to Churches Together and their Songs of Praise. The inimitable Falmouth Marine Band will close the festival on Sunday evening.

This year the festival has been supported by Newquay Regeneration Forum, Newquay Town Council and a wealth of local businesses.

Gill Moore, Newquay Regeneration Forum: "Once again the Fish Festival has pulled many groups, organisations and businesses together which are helping make the event happen. We hope the planning and organisation of this years event will reiterate the success of last year."

Age Concern will be running a regular 'shuttle bus' from Somerfield Car Park to the Harbour. The rowing club will be available for refreshments throughout the event and it is hoped that Radio Cornwall will be broadcasting from the Harbour over the weekend.

Phil Trebilcock, a local fisherman says: "The Fish Festival last year was a resounding success and we hope to build on this. Once again we have a wide variety of things happening over the three days and we look forward to seeing locals and visitors alike at the festival."

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Editor's notes:

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 for regeneration.
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 contact:

Sally Heard , Development Officer
Newquay and its Rural Hinterland Integrated Area Plan
01726 874451; e-mail sally@rrp.org.uk

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Sue Wolstenholme
Objective One Communications
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01579 370991

lmroberts@cornwall.gov.uk

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